Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Review - Astral Travelling, The Avatar and Me by Richard Holmes

This book was a complete change from the chick lit books I've been reading lately. 

Split into two halves, the first half tells the story of how Richard managed to pull himself up from what he describes as “emotionally hitting rock bottom” and with some spiritual help he turned his life around.   He describes that he started to have out of body experiences which he eventually viewed as amazing adventures.  He describes these astral travelling journeys in an incredibly interesting and fascinating way that keep you spellbound and wanting to read more. 

The second half of the book talks about how he decided to take some time out from his “normal” life and spend some time at the ashram Prasanthi Nilayam, in Puttaparthi Southern India in 2009 and tells of the amazing people he encountered along the way, right from the person he sat next to on the plane, the taxi drivers at the airport, the people he shared a dormitory with, and then eventually a room with.  He talks about how he felt when he first saw the man he had learned so much about - Sri Sathya Sai Baba and how he got closer and closer to him. 

Richard is a fascinating writer and man.  The book is so written and in such an intriguing way that keeps you enthralled all the way through the book at times feeling that you were accompanying him on his journey.  The way he describes his voyage to India, the colours, the smells, the food, the places he visited and the energies that he felt while he was there make you feel that you are there right beside him. 

Richard is a medium and clairvoyant.  He has written a number of spiritual books and also produces meditation CDs aiming to help change the lives of many, many people from all backgrounds.    He turned his own life around from being an alcoholic and uses these methods and principles to help others with their struggles assisting them in finding their own potential and turning their negative mindsets around.

To learn more about Richard his website can be found at or you can find his blog at


Linn said...

I too have read Astral Travelling and you are so right Kim, Richard manages to 'take you there'. A well written review about a book that is different and very easy to read, even for people to whom this is completely new subject matter!

Kim The Book Worm said...

Thanks for stopping by Linn. I'm looking forward to reading his other work. xxx

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