- Forevermore by Kristy Robinett
- Format: Paperback
Edgar Allan Poe (born January 19, 1809), one of America’s most popular and enduring authors and poets, died in rather mysterious circumstances on the evening of October 3, 1849.
Whilst Poe’s acumen at writing short stories is not in dispute, he was clearly, like so many creative geniuses, a troubled man. Suspicions have remained to this day that he died at the hand of darker forces than even he had written about during his fraught career as a writer.
In her book Forevermore psychic and writer Kristy Robinett describes how the discarnate spirit of Poe visited her early on in her life and has been over-shadowing her ever since—a scenario of mixed blessings given the over-bearing and rambunctious nature of the great poet even when dead.
Robinett opens her book by explaining how Poe first came through to her as a young girl along with other spirit guides, including a Native American called Alto and an Irish lady known as Tallie.
During her early twenties, shortly after her divorce and with inner promptings of Poe, kristy Robinett started a professional writing career. Soon afterwards, she began to experience dreams and visions of her previous incarnations.
A trip to Baltimore brought her increasingly into contact with Poe’s past as she was introduced to the places and events that had characterized his life. On her return, Kirsty Robinett dedicated herself even more intently to researching Poe and his past.
As the poet continued to overshadow Robinett’s life, she visited many other locations in North America, attempting to understand the circumstances Poe was in when he experienced his personal demons. These including Charleston and Fort Sumter where Poe had once lived to name just a couple.
For the following few years, Poe continued to make his presence known in various ways and guises. He even once taking on the form of a cat, as well as other odd ways and at unexpected times.
The constant visitations and appearances by Poe became wearing for Robinett. She tried to keep up with his stringent demands and to juggle them with the pressures of running her own business and being a wife and mother.
In addition to her contact with Poe, the authors’ super sensitive psychic senses brought her into conflict with many dark forces. She endured some of these during a couple of nights that she and her family spent in haunted buildings in the Gettysburg area—a place where remaining energy patterns from the Civil War were still woven into the fabric of the guest houses.
In its concluding chapter, the book includes an advanced guide for recognizing the presence of your spirit guides and understanding the messages that they send you.
As the author herself points out, the whole subject of ghost-hunting and spirit possession is fraught with issues. The current popularist interest in the subject has been grasped by opportunist TV companies who dish up, on a nightly basis, a diet of ghost-hunting nonsense on our TV screen.
These are probably enough to discourage inquisitive psychic explorers interest in the subject.
Against this background of misleading information on the subject I was expecting little of Forevermore but very quickly discovered that this book is one of quite different qualities.
For a start Forevermore: Guided in Spirit by Edgar Allan Poe is so well written that the story of Poes’ life, the personal journey that the author is forced to take and the dark environments that they visited together pulls the reader into an environment inhabited by the parallel worlds of Poe post-colonial era and that of the modern psychic detective.
The interplay between the two of them, both headstrong individuals with Scorpionic characteristics, is fascinating as well as moving and humorous at times.
As the book draws to a closure the author concludes with a remarkable and thought-provoking revelation regarding the future psychic work that herself and Poe appear to be destined to follow.
What exactly this is I shall not reveal here for running the risk of spoiling the book for potential readers but it is enough to wonder whether any potential follow-up publication will not be a real shocker!
Forevermore is a dark tale. It enthralls its reader with shades of wonder and bewilderment and stirs the senses, evoking memories of an era where death and civil unrest spring forth through American legends and the life of one of its greatest poetic writers.
Book of the Month: January 2015
Credit: Review copy kindly supplied by PGUK, London.