Soul Skin

a tale of hardship, wisdom and discovery

Fiction - Womens
380 Pages
Reviewed on 08/26/2015
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Author Biography

Jan Porter is a seasoned author of fiction and self counsel books.
I share the soul wisdom, magic and insights of our Ancestors through the ancient art of storytelling and self-counsel works. With the wisdom of everyday unsung heroes and the human condition, we carve a new path.
As a philosophical muse of human nature, quantum physics, spirit world and nature, I do not hold to any one particular tradition as one higher truth or one size fits all.
Viva la diversity!
Published Books:

~ "Sacred Space, body mind soul after sexual abuse" self counsel
~ "Life After Abuse, a practical healing guide for survivors" self counsel
~ "Peaceful Warrior Woman", literary fiction novella
~ "Soul Skin" literary fiction novel
~ "Angel Guides, love communication", self-counsel
~ "Spiritual Biz, passion and fulfillment in a changing global community" self counsel
~ "Soul Calling, your angel guided life purpose" self counsel
~ "SHARING: our stories, our selves, our success" published by; One Thousand Trees
~ "Izzy's Ghost's", a literary fiction novel in progress

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite

Wow! That is what I thought after I finished reading Soul Skin: A Spirited Shaman's Journey, the luminescent novel by author Jan Porter. Following our protagonist, Navi, as she navigates a midlife crisis, this book has something for every person to connect to. Navi feels stuck in a damaged marriage, financially and physically drained, and so lonely for contact with loved ones that are gone from this world that she can feel it. When she starts to practice what she calls “dream journeys,” through a balance of meditation and dreaming she is able to travel to historic places and events, speak to people of historic importance, and gain healing and clarity in her own life.

Soul Skin: A Spirited Shaman's Journey is simply a wondrous book. I’m not sure how else I can describe it accurately. This book is not one that can be read lightly; it’s certainly not a beach read. It is a book that spurs thought and feeling, and it is one that I am so glad I read. Author Jan Porter is practically poetic in the way she describes Navi’s thoughts, ruminations and dreams, and reading her words brought tears to my eyes several times. Soul Skin is a book that would appeal to any reader who loves literary fiction, stories with strong female protagonists, those looking for a book that will make them think, or just a unique and very worthwhile read. I highly recommend this book, and certainly hope that Jan Porter is working diligently on her next effort in this vein.