The Shining Within Me

Communications from the Afterlife

Non-Fiction - Spiritual/Supernatural
302 Pages
Reviewed on 08/28/2014
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Author Biography

Freddie Rivera currently lives in New York City, where he was born and raised. Through many life lessons and accepting and evolving in his abilities, he is now a well-seasoned and gifted psychic medium. He brings healing and closure to many who are suffering the loss of loved ones. Although Mr. Rivera charges a very minimal and fair price for the work that he does, he also volunteers for a number of groups for bereaved parents. He believes he was given these gifts for a reason and uses them only for the highest good. Mr. Rivera is a Spiritualist Christian and is able to comfort people from all walks of life. His belief is that we are all God's children and that our hearts and intentions are all that matters. He has an uncanny ability to bring peace to many individuals. He is now writing another book.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

The Shining Within Me: Communications from the Afterlife is a spiritualist memoir written by Freddie Rivera. Rivera grew up sensing, hearing and even seeing presences as a young child. At first, he thought that this was something everyone experienced, but later he came to see his gifts as something to be hidden lest people think he was insane. School and later the army were very intense experiences for Rivera as he had to cope with the emotions of his peers as well as his own. It wasn't until Rivera was an adult that he realized that while everyone didn't share his gifts, many people did. He reached out to others cautiously at first, but soon found a warm and supportive community of psychics, mediums and spiritualists. Rivera also discusses how he reconciled his Christian faith with his spiritualistic abilities by acknowledging that those gifts came from God.

Freddie Rivera's spiritualist memoir, The Shining Within Me: Communications from the Afterlife is a fascinating and well-written real-life coming of age story. I especially enjoyed the chapters dealing with his early years in Spanish Harlem and his four years in the army. Rivera shines as he recounts the military experiences he had in Germany, the tropics and Alaska. He also gives a unique and incredibly moving account of his visit to Dachau. Without ever being preachy or didactic, Rivera discusses astral projection, lucid dreaming, evidential mediums (which Rivera is) and the difference between clairvoyance, clairsentience and clairaudience. He doesn't try to convince the reader of his gifts, rather he simply yet eloquently tells stories about his life and about those who he was able to comfort through his readings. I had a marvelous time reading The Shining Within Me: Communications from the Afterlife and learned a lot from it. It's highly recommended.

Medea yorba

Best book on this subject ever.