The Atheist and The Afterlife—An Autobiography

A true story of inspiration, transformation, and the pursuit of enlightenment

Non-Fiction - Spiritual/Supernatural
214 Pages
Reviewed on 09/01/2021
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Author Biography

Ray Catania's "Awakening Book Series" could change your life and death or at the very least the way you currently envision both of them to be. Each book takes you on a journey of a spiritual awakening spanning over many years of his lifetime.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite

The Atheist and the Afterlife is the story of Ray Catania's life and the first volume of a series that promises to be very interesting and inspiring. The Atheist and the Afterlife tells the experiences of a former atheist who realized that the afterlife exists. How did it happen? Catania reveals it in these pages without omitting tragic episodes and giving a scientific explanation to the events. By his own admission, Catania would not accept anything that was not scientifically proven, so The Atheist and the Afterlife does not just record facts but helps us understand them by exploring scientific disciplines such as quantum physics. Overall, it is a book to discover.

What I liked most about The Atheist and the Afterlife is that it is a book that helps its readers to reflect. Although it narrates a man's personal life, many of Catania's explanations are useful to help readers better understand the world in which they live. I was particularly impressed by the pages that Catania dedicates to energy and quantum consciousness. These notions, if applied, improve our understanding of many aspects of our lives and minds. Overall, The Atheist and the Afterlife offers a splendid overview of how Catania's life has changed. I invite readers to read it both as a book that can help them in their personal growth and as a personal experience story. There is much food for thought in The Atheist and the Afterlife. It just needs a reader who desires to learn and understand.

Jamie Michele

The Atheist and the Afterlife—An Autobiography: A true story of inspiration, transformation, and the pursuit of enlightenment by Ray Catania is the author's memoir chronicling his spiritual transformation over the course of a lifetime. Catania begins with his Catholic upbringing and pivotal moments in his childhood, which transcends into his life as a young adult. Before Catania's full awakening, there were several instances of manifested events and unexplainable guidance. Later, premonitions became commonplace, and the ability to visualize what might have been. As word drops, shifts in energy, the experience of his own actual clinical death, and the ability to receive messages from the other side are all addressed, a complex literary picture is painted, and the story of Catania's life as a medium begins.

The first thing that drew me to Ray Catania's The Atheist and the Afterlife was an interest in learning a bit about clairvoyance and the memory of a high school classmate whose story I have struggled to shake off for some time. More an acquaintance than a friend, she would occasionally disappear at the drop of a hat and...talk to herself, or so it appeared. As the episodes became more frequent, her parents became concerned, sending her off on a six-month retreat. In actuality, they believed their daughter was schizophrenic and shipped her off for treatment. When she returned, she was a hollow shell of the person she should have been. Thankfully, Catania had guidance and support from mostly women who cared about him and his gift. He could grow and flourish in a safe space. Hearing about spirit guides has always intrigued me, but my favorite part of the book is when Catania discusses connections with animals and a story of a dolphin singling him out to throw a ball at him and laugh. These light-hearted moments provide levity in a memoir that to many may feel heavy. I'm grateful for this book dropping into my lap and I am certain it was no coincidence.

Deborah Lloyd

Author Ray Catania shares his journey of “inspiration, transformation and the pursuit of enlightenment” in the nonfictional work, The Atheist and the Afterlife-An Autobiography. He tells his story with honesty, with a gritty sense, but always based on Truth. He shares how his childhood developed into an atheistic belief system. However, through some amazing occurrences in his life, he learned to trust the visions and messages he received, transforming this belief system. Over time, he embraced the practice of meditation, leading him to embrace the gift of becoming a clairvoyant medium. This transformation is told through his sharing of personal stories, illustrating the evolution of his abilities.

One of the most unique aspects of this book is the three parts he includes: his real-life experiences, his love story, and the beginning days of his transformation; the science of the afterlife. His relationship with Jessica, and her role as well as her deceased father’s, are a major part of Ray’s expanding path. This illustrates how teachers appear when one starts to open up to new ways of being. Additionally, his seeking to work with others in the field is an important lesson. The scientific aspects are frequently not included in these types of books, and these facts offer a needed perspective in this topic area. Throughout the text, Ray encourages the reader to open up to their abilities, as evidenced in Chapter 35, Becoming Limitless. The Atheist and the Afterlife-An Autobiography, penned by Ray Catania, should be read by everyone who is awakening to new possibilities.