ENCLOSURE by Barbara Becker


A Spiritual Autobiography
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Becker reflects on the wonders of the spiritual world in her autobiography.

For Becker, traveling the road to spiritual awakening has taken a lifetime. In what the debut author dubs a “spiritual autobiography,” she compiles the moments of her life that helped her become a healer and teacher. This is by no means a typical memoir, if there can be such a thing. Becker does touch on some big moments — her divorce, changing jobs, finding new love — but mundane, everyday life isn’t her concern. It’s her spiritual journey of discovery that she hones in on. She begins with the moment that catalyzed her awakening: a car crash, which led her, for the first time, to access her higher consciousness. Becker entered a world beyond the normal, logical world most people inhabit to contact her guardian angels, become a reiki master, take up tai chi and become a healer. Skeptics or those who don’t agree with Becker’s worldview may question her stories and beliefs. Becker’s “spiritual autobiography” is definitely not for doubters. But she does offer amazing anecdotes about the spiritual world that will inspire believers and may lead skeptics to reconsider. Becker undergoes jin shin jyutsu healing, a practice of creating harmony between life energy and the body. After her treatments, Becker is finally free of the harsh allergies that plagued her, as well as the emotional residue of her past. Likewise, Becker tells a story about helping her friend heal from a surgery while also helping her heal from past-life injuries. A trip to Peru allows her to banish her fears and anxieties about money. While the autobiography is inspiring, it bears a few stylistic flaws: It doesn’t give the reader a very good sense of the chronology or scope of events in the author’s life. Also, many points in Becker’s journey are mentioned briefly, leaving one wanting more, and conversely, some get more ink than seems warranted.

An enthusiastic New-Age autobiography of one woman’s journey to enlightenment.

Pub Date: Nov. 20th, 2012
ISBN: 978-1470048754
Page count: 196pp
Publisher: CreateSpace
Program: Kirkus Indie
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