The Book

The vision for The Magic Doorway Into the Divine came to me while walking along a country road one hot summer's day in the mid-1990's. It was to be a simple book to be filled with poetry, meditations and conversations with God. A couple of years later, I met an East Indian mystic who, upon meeting me for the first time, said, "You must write that book, it will help a lot of people." I was startled that he would know a secret that I had forgotten; but I was also inspired to begin scratching down a few notes. In the process, a larger force began to take over, and eventually my scribbles blossomed into this book.

The Magic Doorway Into the Divine chronicles a search that began at the age of twenty-nine when a life-altering mystical experience and profound healing awakened me to my true Self. The effect of this awakening changed my life so completely that everything that I had assumed to be true evaporated, leaving me in unknown territory. For many years I walked through a fire that opened my heart, seared my soul, and graced me with the knowledge that we are not just small, limited creatures. We are one with God's love.

Like a Phoenix, The Magic Doorway Into the Divine arose out of the ashes of this fire. In the writing, it taught me about the power of Divine Love and how such Love can be found in every moment of life, with every person, in every place, and in every thing. The metaphor of the magic doorway is an image to help us understand what opens the doors, what closes the doors, and what takes us beyond all doors to the Garden of Love.

Spirituality is romanticized by many seekers who do not fully understand or do not wish to acknowledge that the pain one can experience in letting go of the ego, can be horrific at times. In this book, I share some of my experiences and hold nothing back about the suffering as well as the joy that I have encountered in this journey to Truth. Enlightenment is not a linear process and cannot be controlled or captured with the mind. I have learned that one must embrace contradiction as an essential part of the journey.

Each section of The Magic Doorway Into the Divine begins with a conversation between God and a Being of Light from a faraway galaxy. Their discussion about a lesson that human souls on Earth need to experience is followed by a poem that takes the reader more deeply into the heart of the matter. The teachings are then expanded upon by a philosophical essay, followed by short self-help "meditation keys" that can open the door into the reader's own divinity.

Part I, Crossing the Threshold, expresses the miraculous power and healing that is possible when we touch the Truth.

Part II, The Door Openers, is a celebration of what we can be when we turn our minds to a higher perspective and, like alchemists, transmute every situation into Love.

In Part III, The Door Closers, the poetry is written from the perspective of the ego, which has no interest in God or divinity. These poems are intentionally provocative in order to help us see our delusions more clearly.

Part IV, The Journey Beyond the Doors, takes us into The Dark Night of the Soul, where nothing undertaken from the perspective of the personal will works. We discover that all mind-focusing concepts and techniques that might have worked in the past, no longer do. Any spiritual technique employed to open the doors to our higher being has no power. We also find that we are unable to control our lives as we once thought we could; whoever we have believed ourselves to be has been "erased." This purification of the ego can be very distressing, but its ultimate goal is to take us to true humility. This, then, is where we learn that all striving is useless; not a breath do we take without the Grace of God. There is nothing left to do but to surrender to God's will.

In Part V, Return To The Garden, we are new again, like chicks emerging from the cosmic egg, seeing the world with brand new eyes, seeing beauty and love in everything, accepting ourselves, letting go of the inner and outer war, and returning to the true Source.

The Magic Doorway Into the Divine helps us to take our life challenges - personal, financial, and other types of losses; relationship issues; physical, mental and emotional health concerns; spiritual emergencies, etc. - to a new level of consciousness. It teaches us how to bring unconditional love to every part of life, something that all of us, regardless of age, race or culture, long to experience. This book encourages us to take responsibility for our lives and to actively participate in our healing transformation. There is nothing wrong with anything that we undergo in life. Everything is a magic doorway to God's love.