CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Korbon, a gifted nine-year-old, foresaw his own future. Though healthy, Brian told his parents he was going to die before he reached "double digits" (age ten). Six months later, at a baseball game, he collapsed. Earlier that day, Brian had given himself a going-away party, left goodbye gifts, and a note telling his parents not to worry about him.
"Beyond Reason: Lessons from the Loss of a Gifted Child" (published by iUniverse) is clear, concise, and compelling in its account of Brian's struggle to face his own death when no one believed his prophesy. The author, Brian's father -- a rational physician, who did not believe in metaphysical phenomena -- relates the many other miraculous events that occur and his family's struggle to understand them. Through it all, Brian's influence continues, taking his father on a mystical journey through grief into a non-physical realm where healing is facilitated. Dr. Korbon describes the scientific evidence for this realm and what it teaches him about the healing process. People do not go through "stages of grief," he discovers. Instead, they use "roles of challenge" exemplified by the characters in the "Wizard of Oz" (Dorothy's own mystical journey). Finally, Dr. Korbon describes his friendship with Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of the groundbreaking bestseller, "Magical Child," who explains how children often teach adults how to go beyond the limits of their reasonable mind. "Beyond Reason" is a powerful real-life mystery that challenges our understanding of reality and shows how grieving can become a journey of wonder and of hope.
About the Author
Gregg Korbon, M.D., served as an army officer and then became a physician, teaching at Duke and University of Virginia medical schools. He has authored books and research articles and developed new techniques that are widely used in his field. Dr. Korbon now directs an outpatient surgery center. He lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife and children. This is his first trade book. Learn more and share your own stories at http://www.BeyondReason.info. Listen to the story on National Public Radio at http://www.storycorps.org/listen/stories/gregg-korbon-and-his-wife-kathryn.
"Beyond Reason: Lessons from the Loss of a Gifted Child"
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