THE SEARCH FOR A SOUL: Taylor Caldwell's Psychic Lives by Jesse Stearn

THE SEARCH FOR A SOUL: Taylor Caldwell's Psychic Lives

KIRKUS REVIEW

Janet Taylor Caldwell, after a very hard life here on earth and the death of her husband in 1970 (when their dog howled like a wolf), has always repudiated her soul and looked forward to oblivion as a ""surcease from sorrow."" Jess Steam, aware of her special gifts, persuaded her to undergo hypnosis where in various regressions she appears as a scullery maid to Mary Ann Evans-George Eliot, as a nun in Florence, as avatars in the households of a Lord Darios and Aspasia, and even in the Holy Land as the mother of Mary Magdalen. Steam makes quite a case for the sources of some of her books with their infinite pre-knowledge (even if the Vatican did dispute one exchange) and indeed her subconscious seems larger than a silo. What's more, one sensitive predicted at least four more books to come (another said six) and Mrs. Caldwell promises lo make good use of this material in her next transition from soul to best sellmate. . . . Mene, Mene. Tekel, Holy Cow, Upharsin -- hand-writ on the wall for that wide Listener-ship.

Pub Date: Jan. 5th, 1972
Publisher: Doubleday