An Explosion of Being by Doug and Barbara Dillon
An American Family’s Journey into the Psychic
Many years ago, Doug and his wife Barbara directly encountered paranormal activity that changed their world forever. This very human and heart-warming book shows how an American family experienced the supernatural and explored the world of spirit as a joint venture.
Join them as they probe the depths of their dreams, gather evidence of an afterlife, examine the purpose of existence and investigate the very nature of reality.
Originally published by Prentice Hall, Doug and Barb Dillon have come out with this revised edition through Old St. Augustine Publications.
Appropriate for adults and mature young adults.
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A Review by Rev. Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi, PhD, author of The Worlds of Herman Kahn
In An Explosion of Being, Doug and Barbara Dillon take the reader step by step through a fascinating journey of exploring paranormal states of consciousness. They judiciously confess their skepticism and growing confidence in their experiences with spirit-guided automatic writing. The Dillons are plainspoken and frank, alternately cautious and enthusiastic. This is spooky and enthralling true-life stuff.
A Review by Isabel Durand Osth
I’ve always been intrigued by occurrences that defy a definitive explanation. This was one of the reasons that prompted me to read Doug and Barbara Dillon’s An Explosion of Being. The book is the true story of a family of five who, from their completely normal central Florida home, begin an amazing journey into the world of the paranormal. The story is told from two points of view, with alternating chapters written by Doug and Barbara. It begins with a car trip to the spiritualist town of Cassadaga. This easy, ambling trip is a foreshadowing of the incredible, sometimes frightening, but always fascinating journey into the realm of the unknown.
Invitingly and beautifully written, the story takes the reader through almost a decade of discoveries, encounters, experiences, and insights that, in Doug’s own words, make us “stand back and question the very nature of physical existence.” The authors take the reader into their world with generous hospitality, much like a couple of good hosts. Their courage in sharing their personal, detailed stories makes this book an inviting read.
Theirs is a riveting account of a contemporary family that did not look away from the unexplained, but instead was willing to ask questions and look deeper into the mystery of existence. It is a good and memorable read
A Review by Katherine White
I found this book to be an excellent source to deepen my understanding of my spiritual nature. It is a very comprehensive and through exploration of this family’s spiritual experiences including how they managed educating their children and helping them accept their own spirituality. I also appreciated the chapter on enhancing our own spiritual connections.
A Review by Diane Ross, Author of Meditation for Miracles: The Keys to Life Mastery
This is an intimate look into the lives of an ordinary family seeking to discover the meaning of life, death and the hereafter. Their journey begins timidly at first, and then explodes into the dimensions of the unexpected and the paranormal. Not only is it a great read, but it can also serve as a guide for anyone seeking answers as to why we are here, what we are “supposed” to be doing and where we will travel to when our time of earthly transition comes. Thanks, Doug and Barb, for sharing your lives and your gifts with us.