Today my guest on the virtual blog tour is Doug Simpson. Doug was my guest once before, Virtual Blog Tour – Meet Doug Simpson; and it’s a pleasure to welcome him back. I’ve had several interviews of authors, but this is my first spotlight. Please welcome Mr. Doug Simpson! (Applause!)
Doug Simpson – Author Spotlight
Over thirty years ago, Doug’s wife introduced him to one of America’s almost-lost miracle-men. His name was Edgar Cayce. Edgar is regarded by many scholars in the field as America’s legendary mystic. Edgar gave over fifteen thousand psychic readings in a self-induced, trance-like state. His trance state was so deep that, in the early days of his amazing medical readings, a group of doubting Doctors performed their own sadistic experiments on him to prove he was duping his clients. One Doctor took his pocketknife and slid it fully under one of Edgar’s fingernails. He never reacted and there was no blood. Another sadist poked a hatpin right through Edgar’s cheek. He never reacted, but there may have been a drop of blood. But, as you can imagine, when Edgar came out of his trance state, all hell broke loose!
Throughout approximately forty years Edgar gave over ten thousand medical readings for people, some of whom Edgar never met and who were located a thousand or more miles away at the time of the reading. On occasion, in his deep trance state, Edgar prescribed treatments and remedies that had not yet been invented.
As amazing as the medical readings were, it was Edgar’s life or reincarnation readings that seized Doug’s attention. Some two thousand real live individuals, or their guardians, requested approximately twenty-five hundred life readings where they were given information on a few of their previous incarnations, specifically those ones which were significant to their understanding of the reasons for their souls selecting the particular bodies that they resided in, in their current incarnations. Reincarnated souls that appeared in Edgar’s readings went as far back as the days of Adam and Eve, and included the souls of Mary Magdalene, Thomas Jefferson and Martha Washington, to name just a few.
Once certain individuals, seriously interested in researching life on the other side, were convinced that Edgar was the real deal; they asked inquisitive questions about Creation and many other topics. One answer, significant to our story, is Edgar’s account of the Creation of souls. In brief, think of God as an enormous energy field that can think. After God Created and evolved the Earth with its animals and numerous other creatures, but no humans, God realized that He had done a pretty good job but He was lonely. Man had not been in the original plan, so for company, God Created a calculated explosion in His energy field and all souls were Created at the same time from this God-Energy. There is much more to this story, but in a nutshell, God Created humans as residences where souls could experience ‘life’. Souls incarnate time and time again until they learn the required lessons to become God-like once more.
After years of researching the Edgar Cayce readings, Doug ‘had’ to verify his beliefs so he enlisted the services of a licensed hypnotist and experienced four past-life regression sessions and uncovered about a dozen of his past lifetimes.
Now one hundred percent convinced of reincarnation, Doug commenced to write reincarnation articles in 2010, using the Edgar Cayce readings. Building on his knowledge of souls and reincarnation along with some helpful guidance from the other side along the way, Doug began to assemble a manuscript for a first novel which eventually evolved into Soul Awakening.
Soul Awakening is a work of fiction, inspired by a series of actual events. It is a
spiritual mystery involving the apparently accidental, though actually orchestrated by
Divine Intervention, meeting of three total strangers and their ultimate discovery that
they shared previous lifetimes together. It delves into reincarnation, past lifetimes, spirit
communication, messages from God, past-life regression sessions, Guardian Angels,
past-life recall in the awake state, and soul attraction, which is the reincarnation of
groups of souls together in more than one lifetime. It is available in print form and as an
With the success of Soul Awakening, Doug decided to expand the adventures of his
protagonist, Dacque LaRose into a series, appropriately titled The Dacque Chronicles.
Book II, titled Soul Rescue should be available this fall and Book III, titled Soul Mind
should be released around New Years.
Doug Simpson is a retired high school teacher who has turned his talents to writing. His first novel, a spiritual mystery titled Soul Awakening, was published in the United States in October of 2011, by Book Locker. Check it out at http://booklocker.com/books/5754.html. It is available in print and eBook format through most book stores around the world. His magazine and website articles have been published in 2010 to 2012 in Australia, Canada, France, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His articles can be accessed through his website at http://dousimp.mnsi.net.