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Books
· We Meet in Dreams, A New Interpretation of Dreams

· Visits With Angels

· Realms of Light: Clairvoyant Experiences of Life After Death

· The Spiritual Life of Animals and Plants


Short Stories
· Still Working on the Musical Score of Glimpses: A Composer's Journal

· Filling in the Sketches for the Flute and Piano Piece : A Composers Journal

· Working on the Dance for “Glimpses”: A Composer’s Journal

· Finding Melodies and Harmonies for 'Glimpses': A Composer's Journal

· Sketching out 'Glimpses' for Flute and Piano: A Composer's Journal

· Starting to Write for Flute and Piano: A Composer's Journal Entry

· Another Story from The Spiritual Life of Animals and Plants

· Story From 'The Spiritual Life of Animals and Plants'

· After the Musical Score is Finished: A Composer's Journal

· Finishing the Musical Score of 'Unsung Songs: Songs of the Earth'


Articles
· The Medjugorje Hymn to Our Lady

· Writing the Musical Score: A Composer's Journal

· Our Lady's Newest Message from Medjugorje: A Mystic's Journal

· Copying Out the Music: A Composer's Journal

· Still Writing the 'Unsung Songs' Cycle: A Composer's Journal

· An Interview on Creativity and Mystical States: A Mystic’s Journal

· The Living Rosary : A Mystic’s Journal Entry: November 28, 2010

· Our First and Last Mistake: A Mystic's Journal

· Letting Go of the Past: An Exercise in True Being: A Mystic’s Journal

· The Madonna's Latest Message from Medjugorje: “Be My River of Love”


Poetry
· 3 Poems for the Flute Piece Glimpses

· The Dancer

· Spring Song

· The Message

· Poems For the Dying

· Unsung Song: The Visit

· Two Songs: 'Sailboats' & 'A Feather'

· Poem: Words to the Song, 'The Storm'

· Poem: The Golden Arrow

· By The Lake

         More poetry...
News
· See the CD cover for the 'Unsung Songs: Songs of the Earth' Here!

· Listen to my new piece Unsung Songs

· New Amazon Review of We Meet in Dreams

· Epilogue to New Book We Meet in Dreams

· New Book We Meet in Dreams Now Available on Amazon!

· More Reviews of the CDs 'Visions' and 'Images'

· Read the First Newspaper Review of We Meet in Dreams

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New Review of 'Realms of Light' !

12/18/2008 9:27:00 PM

by Laurie M Conrad


Excerpts from another review of 'Realms of Light': Friday December 19, 2008.
 


Lighting the Way

by Karen Gadiel

It takes courage to write and publish one's beliefs, particularly when these differ from much of what the rest of the world accepts as reality. As a musician and composer, Ithaca musician Laurie Conrad has routinely broken new ground in creating new music. A lifelong mystic, she's lived comfortably with a reality others might consider "alternative," imbued with certainties in areas where most of the rest of us simply wish and hope.

Among these is the absolute conviction of the existence of many other realms of being. "I think much of the music I write, I am trying to draw from other realms," Conrad says. "I am trying to bring it here for people. And obviously, trying to go to the higher realms for that."

.... To see beyond this conventional reality is ordinary for her. "The clairvoyant images I have had about lost animals have always been correct," she says matter-of-factly. "If I dream about the future, those events always happen; if I clairvoyantly see a lost animal or person, they're always found there ...
 
 
In Realms of Light, Conrad discusses her own and others' clairvoyant experiences of life after death. "We are supposed to look through this reality to a divine reality," she says, adding quickly, "Being human, I'm not capable of doing that all the time." Much like her previous book, The Spiritual Life of Animals and Plants (Authorhouse, 2002), this book is an outgrowth of experiences demanding to be shared.

Conrad, who works with the Distant Healing Network, said, "I kept getting healing requests [from people] grieving for someone they loved who had died, and more than a few of them were having a terrible time recovering. They asked me to write the book. And then, after my piano student Jeremy died, he appeared and told me I'd be writing books."

... Realms of Light vividly presents compelling evidence that life as we know it does not come to a complete end after the death of the physical body. "Those in higher realms will pray for us and try to help us," Conrad writes. "The relationship continues, it has not ended just because they left the physical body. They will shower Love on us, if we allow it."

She explains, "There are still huge relationships from realm to realm, in many ways better and deeper. Their soul state reflects back to me my own soul. They are bringing a love and a clarity they did not have on earth, whether we are conscious of it or not."

"I just happen to be clairvoyant," she adds casually. "One of the reasons I wrote the book was to tell people the relationship doesn't end. It grows deeper and stronger. If you're quiet, you'll often feel that love surrounding you. But sometimes you have to be quiet and look for it."

To Conrad, there are no coincidences. A mystic by nature, she is someone who watches how things "turn out" and draws meaningful conclusions from the natural unfolding of events in her life and the lives of others. Enriched by painful experiences, like the accident she mentions early in Realms of Light, as well as the deaths of friends and family members, she has thoughtfully extracted the deeper meanings, and used things that have happened to her to help others.

... "If you're not clairvoyant, you should at least imagine a higher reality that coexists with this reality, so we don't get trapped here in conventional reality," she says.

... In Realms of Light, Conrad's view of life and death as a continuum rather than an abrupt set of arrivals and departures feels warm and comforting. If there's a lesson, Conrad says, it's "Gratitude with a capital G. It's all a gift and we forget. We should be grateful for all the time we have with someone. It was never our daughter or our mother, God was always the parent. The element of gratitude allows the healing to come in, and gives us the detachment and perspective we need to heal."


 

 


 

 

 

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More News by Laurie M Conrad

· See the CD cover for the 'Unsung Songs: Songs of the Earth' Here! - 1/6/2014 3:01:00 PM
· Listen to my new piece Unsung Songs - 1/3/2014 8:01:00 PM
· New Amazon Review of We Meet in Dreams - 11/4/2013 7:19:00 PM
· Epilogue to New Book We Meet in Dreams - 6/12/2012 8:01:00 PM
· New Book We Meet in Dreams Now Available on Amazon! - 6/7/2012 6:53:00 PM
· More Reviews of the CDs 'Visions' and 'Images' - 5/31/2012 8:47:00 PM
· Read the First Newspaper Review of We Meet in Dreams - 3/21/2012 6:55:00 PM
· New Book 'We Meet in Dreams'Now in the Hands of the Publisher! - 2/6/2012 7:56:00 PM
· See the Cover of 'We Meet in Dreams' Here! - 12/22/2011 2:17:00 PM
· Read the Description of the New Book We Meet in Dreams Here! - 12/17/2011 8:02:00 PM
· New Book 'We Meet in Dreams' Almost Formatted! - 11/5/2011 7:23:00 PM
· Reviews of the new book Visits With Angels here !!! - 9/19/2011 8:06:00 AM
· New Book 'Visits With Angels' Now Available! - 5/19/2011 8:31:00 AM
· Proofing the Galley of Visits With Angels - 3/13/2011 7:32:00 PM
· New Reviews for the 'Images' CD !!! - 1/31/2011 9:46:00 PM
· Visits With Angels is in the Hands of the Publisher! - 11/23/2010 11:49:00 PM
· See The New Cover For the New Book 'Visits With Angels' here !!! - 11/16/2010 7:25:00 PM
· New Book, Visits With Angels and Other Divine Beings, Almost Formatted - 10/12/2010 7:33:00 AM
· Images CD Released! - 10/6/2009 11:06:00 AM
· Radio Interview with Laurie Conrad on her new book, 'Realms of Light' - 2/10/2009 7:52:00 PM
· Harp and Flute: Track from Visions CD Wins Music Award - 1/25/2009 5:58:00 PM
· Harp, Flute, Viola and Violin Music: Listen to tracks of the CD 'Images' - 12/16/2008 12:22:00 AM
· New Review of 'Realms of Light' - 11/18/2008 11:55:00 PM
· Paintings: new Figaro Paintings website! - 11/14/2008 11:05:00 PM
· Animal Spirituality - An Interview - 3/10/2008 12:40:00 AM
· New Clairvoyance Interview - 2/28/2008 10:20:00 PM
· Proof of the Afterlife: New book 'Realms of Light' now available on Amazon! - 2/14/2008 12:11:00 PM
· Pet Care: Free Healing for Your Pet - or Any Animal - 1/23/2008 10:40:00 AM
· Life After Death: New Book 'Realms of Light' sent off to publisher - 12/13/2007 12:03:00 PM
· The Afterlife: Read the First Chapter of Realms of Light - 11/16/2007 1:33:00 PM
· Life After Death: First Review of 'Realms of Light' - 11/16/2007 12:49:00 PM
· Listen to and Download new tracks from my CD's! - 11/15/2007 1:15:00 PM
· See Graphics for 'Realms of Light' and 'Visits With Angels' - 6/11/2007 6:23:00 AM
· Update on the Progress of the New Books from my Illustrator, Diana Souza - 4/7/2007 2:03:00 PM
· Cats, Dogs, Horses, Animals are spiritual beings: Radio interview summary - 5/15/2006 9:00:00 PM
· What a World Radio Interview on April 2, 2006 - 12/8/2005 10:10:00 PM
· The Spiritual Life of Animals and Plants T-Shirts now available! - 11/22/2005 2:06:00 PM
· Three New Books by Laurie Conrad to be published in 2008-9 - 11/15/2005 10:24:00 AM

Books by
Laurie M Conrad



The Spiritual Life of Animals and Plants

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We Meet in Dreams, A New Interpretation of Dreams

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Visits With Angels

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Realms of Light: Clairvoyant Experiences of Life After Death

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