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Light beyond the Darkness

The Healing of a Suicide across the Threshold of Death

July 2000
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  • Publisher
    Clairview Books
  • Published
    1st July 2000
  • ISBN 9781902636191
  • Language English
  • Pages 136 pp.

Doré Deverell's son Richard had led a difficult life, plagued by physical and mental illness and depression. When he committed suicide at the age of thirty-six, Doré was naturally devastated, suffering the intense anguish of a mother's loss. But she was determined to seek for healing and reconciliation.

This book is the first-hand account of how Doré Deverell made contact with Richard after his death. Encountering the work of the spiritual teacher Rudolf Steiner, she discovered methods by which she could communicate with her son's spirit. Suicides, she learnt, often experience great suffering and regret as a consequence of their premature death. However, Doré was taught how to alleviate Richard's pain and, finally, to metamorphose it. These practical steps are described here in an accessible way to aid anybody who finds themselves in a similar tragic situation.

In the unexpected conclusion to this extraordinary tale, Doré finds the person who, she believes, embodies Richard's reincarnated soul. Her work is rewarded with new hope, and Richard's soul is given a chance to learn and develop on earth once again.

Light beyond the Darkness is a gripping account of love, despair, death and resurrection. Its central message—that, through the spirit, light overcomes dark—is a heartwarming confirmation of spiritual reality.

Doré Deverell

Doré Deverell, born in Oklahoma in 1923, lived for many years in Los Angeles, where she lectured, taught, counseled, and wrote on health-related topics. Following her move to Sacramento and attending Rudolf Steiner College, her work has included tutoring at the local Waldorf school. She is currently writing about her experiences with child abuse, alcoholism, cancer, and suicide, and how overcoming them can become a path of spiritual development. She has two children and three grandchildren.