This book is a ‘self-help’ guide intended for a readership ranging in age from fourteen to one hundred. Through a synthesis of spiritual, existential, and psychological approaches, the reader is provided with helpful, practical concepts about life and its meaning. These teachings are conveyed through the author’s autobiographical journey, which is, in part, fictionalized, as it describes his coming of age in Iceland and journey to becoming a psychologist. Icelandic folklore, with tales of ghosts, elves, and trolls, is woven into a young boy’s experience as he meets his spiritual guide. The spiritual guide describes to him how the universe is constructed and how he creates his personal reality within it. He learns about fate, free will and meaning, and how to avoid common pitfalls in the experience of love, anger, depression, and guilt. These spiritual and existential teachings, along with practical psychological concepts, help him overcome a lack of self-confidence and low self-esteem and come to terms with his sexuality. A reader familiar with the existential theories of the late Dr. Victor Frankl; the discarnate entity Seth, who was channeled by the late Jane Roberts in the 1960s; Neale Donald Walsh’s Conversations with God; and Dr. Michael Newton’s writings on life-between-life regression will recognize the influence these authors have had in the development and shaping of this work, which is a synthesis of their concepts in addition to the author’s own insights, gained through his career as a therapist.
“Lindal presents us with the intriguing tale of the life and adventures
of “Rikki.” The book is delightfully written, and fresh and energetic
in its approach. But this is not just a great story, it is also a teaching
vehicle that imparts psychological and spiritual wisdom to those who
read it. These jewels are woven into the narrative with an originality
and finesse that easily carry the reader along. One of the principal
characters is “Old Soul,” with whom Rikki has lively exchanges
which are well suited to help seekers on their way. This partly
autobiographical and partly fictional book makes great reading for
the adventurous soul.”
Adam Crabtree – Transpersonal psychotherapist, and author
of Multiple Man: Explorations in Possession and Multiple
Personality, From Mesmer to Freud: Magnetic Sleep and the
Roots of Psychological Healing, and Trance Zero: Breaking
the Spell of Conformity.
“With the dramatic landscapes of Iceland forming the backdrop, Dr.
Lindal weaves an enlightening understanding of life, death and spiritual
evolution through dialogues with a spirit guide named Old Soul.
Wisdom from leaders of psychology and spirituality is integrated into an
entertaining whole. Let me add that spirit guides are very real, as over
a period of 10 years I have had dialogues with an extremely intelligent
and articulate spirit being named Ahtun Re, channeled through trance
medium Kevin Ryerson. Much of what I’ve learned from Ahtun Re is
consistent with Dr. Lindal’s narrative, which I highly recommend.”
Walter Semkiw, MD. Author of Born Again: Reincarnation
Cases Involving Evidence of Past Lives, with Xenoglossy
Cases Researched by Ian Stevenson, MD., Return of the
Revolutionaries: The Case for Reincarnation, Soul Groups
Reunited, and Origin of the Soul and the Purpose of
Reincarnation. Dr. Semkiw is also President of http://www.IISIS.
net, an organization focused on objective evidence of
About the Author
Dr. Rick Lindal has a bachelor’s of science from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree from the University of Guelph Ontario, Canada. He obtained a doctorate in psychology at York University, England, while researching emotional responsiveness in adolescents. He subsequently worked at a youth custody prison facility for young adults. He returned to Canada in 1986, where he directed an outreach program for mentally disturbed young adults at the Kitchener-Waterloo hospital, Ontario, before commencing work at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, as a therapist for victims of the AIDS epidemic. He opened a private practice in the early nineties, where he specialized in existential psychotherapy as well as past-life and inter-life regression therapy techniques. He is currently in private practice in Grafton, Ontario, Canada. (www.dr-ricklindal.com)