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The stunning true story of a New York psychologist who seeks to unravel secrets of the spiritual path regardless of the cost.
Nothing ever happens in the suburbs, right? Guess again! Here you'll find strange predictions, psychic children, spirit guides, Voodoo and parapsychology, alternate realities, a woman compelled by her vision to find a little girl. All these play a part in the true story of a suburban psychologist who finds herself drawn into a web of inexplicable events. As she searches for answers to the riddles of life, destiny, good and evil, she encounters a Native American storyteller, a Jamaican shaman, a martial arts master, a Buddhist monk, and others who share their Wisdom and their stories of the occult. Here you'll find the Light and the Dark side of mysticism presented with honesty and stark realism.
It was the summer of '84 when I set out to find the house of Ian Generis, a psychic I'd heard about from a neighbor who dabbled in the occult. I didn't have far to go. A twenty minute drive would take me to the back streets of Tuckahoe, a little trainstop of a town just south of the more affluent suburban neighborhoods. I drove slowly with the windows down, noticing a hot sirocco-like wind coming in, tingeing everything with a hint of the surreal. Leaving the highway, the larger, imposing residences gave way to the small, close together clapboards that one sees on the main streets of industrial towns. I glanced at the address I had written and turned onto Fielding Lane, a street of wooden row houses, cement sidewalks and pocket-sized yards. Parking in front of number twenty-five, I locked my car and took a moment to look over my surroundings.