This is the true story of a psychic adventure that turned into an uplifting spiritual pilgrimage.
In June 1989, the author began following a series of psychic messages and significant synchronicity that led him to discover the enigmatic mystery of St. Bega, the sacredness of the British landscape, and ultimately experience the divine reality of the Celtic tradition of mysticism, miracles, and magic.
Spirit Chaser takes us on a magnificent journey, a journey into the twilight past of seventh-century Britain and Ireland. A journey into the heart of a modern-day quest for the mystery that is the Sancta Bega; the sacred ring at the mystical center of the British Isles.
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Well researched. Engaging. Fascinating.
According to Wikipedia, fantasy literature is "speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real world myth and folklore." Fantasy literature sells like hotcakes. So, I don't understand why Alex Langstone's "Spirit Chaser" doesn't attract more readers. Here is a story that contains elements of fantasy literature, but with one fantastic difference - it is true. OK, the psychic activity encountered by Langstone and others cannot be proven using the scientific method, but the story of the quest is real. The years-long trek to holy places in England, Scotland, and Ireland actually happened. And best of all, Langstone's research of the history of Celtic Christianity is just outstanding. This story weaves the deeds of saints, historic buildings, fantastic beings, mythical objects, woods, waterfalls, and standing stones into a map for a pilgrimage to real places that can be accessed by real people - by any of us. The places in this book are now on my bucket list. No psychic activity needed. It is enough for me that Saint Bega, Saint Ciaran, and others in the story were real people who lived real lives in those liminal places.