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Thank you first of all to the wonderful Ann Marie Ruby, who gifted me a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review.
Do you believe in dreams? Do you believe in reincarnation? What do scientists have to say about this topic? What do the mystics say about dreams? What about the religious scholars? The soul walks into a parallel world where the past, the present, and the future exist in the same universe. A page turner for all whom are but seeking the answers.
Forty nights of dreams have come alive through the pages of this book. All forty nights are short stories within each chapter as they had come to me within my dreams. I have traveled through mythological time periods through the Abrahamic religions through the modern times, all within this parallel world.
Travel with me as I take you on a journey through time where the past, the present, and the future walk in union. The mystics, the philosophers, the scientists, and the religious scholars, all have walked upon this path. You too can take a journey with them as you travel through this one of a kind book now published. For the first time in paperback, I give you my Spiritual Lighthouse: The Dream Diaries Of Ann Marie Ruby.
(Taken from Goodreads)
Dreams have been of great curiosity to me since I made the connection between my sleeping thoughts and my waking needs. Although they don’t necessarily predict the future for me or anything like that, I often use my dreams to identify areas of my life that need to be worked on. I think this was why I was initially interested in Spiritual Lighthouse: The Dream Diaries Of Ann Marie Ruby – to see how someone else interprets their dream meanings and what can be learnt from that.
It’s obvious from reading that Ann Marie Ruby is a compassionate and understanding soul, which is something that really comes through within in the book. It feels quite religious in tone and content as many of her dreams have a religious theme within them and prayers are included within chapters, however it’s accessible for all, regardless of religion or belief. Christians, Jews, and Hindus will find it easiest to relate to through the many relevant focuses within, however I’d say that those from other religions will be able to relate as well providing they have some sort of spiritual nature within themselves. Even as an Atheopagan I was able to relate and enjoy the book, replacing the concept of ‘creator’ with ‘nature’ to suit my own beliefs. I imagine that atheists and non-spiritual people might struggle, however they will most likely not be reading it in the first place.
The book is quite long but split into short, digestible chapters, each describing one of 40 meaningful dreams that Ann Marie Ruby has experienced. Each chapter starts with an image of a lighthouse and a relevant quote from the author. It’s one of those books that’s easy to put down and pick up again, and could be read as a sort of ‘dream a day’ type of book, or as one might read a novel. The writing flows well and I was struck by the poignant descriptions and absorbing situations. Some of the content is quite harrowing at times due to the nature of Ann Marie Ruby’s dreams, but each chapter contains a reflection on the experience and a lesson to be learnt which will leave you coming away feeling positive each time.
The only thing I would have liked to have seen more of is references – Ann Marie Ruby mentions on numerous occasions of research she has undertaken, looking at the bridge between spirituality and science. It’s a topic that fascinates me but, being the sceptic that I am, I would have appreciated links to this research so I too could judge the information. Some really interesting concepts are explored from reincarnation to “messages from above”, so to speak, and referenced text would have helped me to see these with my own eyes, rather than through what the author has done.
Overall I really enjoyed Spiritual Lighthouse: The Dream Diaries Of Ann Marie Ruby – even parts such as the prayers which are so wildly different from my own spiritual methods. I’ve learnt a lot from the book and feel encouraged to get more in touch with my spiritual side again, something that I’ve been neglecting lately. If you need some spiritual guidance or you simply have an interest in dream meanings then this a really good book to pick up, and you’ll come away feeling like you’ve made a friend as well.
If you’d like to purchase Spiritual Lighthouse: The Dream Diaries Of Ann Marie Ruby then you can do so here:
Ann Marie Ruby is based out of Seattle, Washington and her dreamland is the Netherlands. She believes in dreams, reincarnation, and spirituality.
As a humanitarian and dream psychic, she released her ninth book, “The World Hate Crisis: Through The Eyes Of A Dream Psychic” in order to spread awareness of hate crimes and the urgency to end this catastrophe.
As a dream psychic, she also released her seventh book, “Spiritual Lighthouse: The Dream Diaries Of Ann Marie Ruby” explaining in great detail how she is recognized by this title, “The Dream Psychic.” In this book, she details forty nights of her personal dreams from the past, the present, and the future, with prophecies, warnings, and evidence.
To unite all humans with humanity, she released two non religiously affiliated prayer books for all race, color, and religion, “Spiritual Songs: Letters From My Chest,” and “Spiritual Songs II: Blessings From A Sacred Soul.”
For daily inspiration through words of wisdom, she also released five books of inspirational quotations, “Spiritual Travelers: Life’s Journey From The Past To The Present For The Future,” “Spiritual Messages: From A Bottle”, “Spiritual Journey: Life’s Eternal Blessings,” “Spiritual Inspirations: Sacred Words Of Wisdom,” and “Spiritual Ark: The Enchanted Journey Of Timeless Quotations.”
In her own words: “I am an unknown single spiritually awakened woman who lived the struggles, overcame the obstacles, as I have endured the pain and joy of life as they landed upon my door. I believe in spirituality, soul families, reincarnation, and dreams and love all humans, as all humans are but the creation of The Creator.
I like to be the unknown face to whom all can relate. I want you to see your face in the mirror when you search for me, not mine. For if it is my face in the mirror, then my friend you see a stranger. The unknown face is there so you see only yourself, your struggles, your achievements as you cross the journey of life. I want to be the face of a white, black, and brown, as well as the love we are always searching eternally for.”
Ann Marie Ruby is the author of “Spiritual Travelers: Life’s Journey From The Past To The Present For The Future,” “Spiritual Messages: From A Bottle,” “Spiritual Journey: Life’s Eternal Blessings,” “Spiritual Inspirations: Sacred Words Of Wisdom,” “Spiritual Songs: Letters From My Chest,” “Spiritual Ark: The Enchanted Journey Of Timeless Quotations,” “Spiritual Lighthouse: The Dream Diaries Of Ann Marie Ruby,” “Spiritual Songs II: Blessings From A Sacred Soul,” and “The World Hate Crisis: Through The Eyes Of A Dream Psychic.”
Aside from writing her books, Ann Marie Ruby is also a blogger. Her blog has been named as one of the top 75 spiritual blogs worldwide of 2018 and 2019. As a blogger, she writes all about spirituality, inspiration, lifestyle, travel, news events, amongst other topics. She has also collaborated with various brands including film companies and products.
(Taken from Amazon)