A survivor's riveting tale of terror, inspiration, tragedy, and overcoming the odds. Author Laurie Efrein Kahalas tells of being contacted by an Angelic Presence four years prior to what the world would come to know as "The Jonestown Tragedy." She was given a haunting epic poem which foretold what would happen. She was told to give it to the world after Jim Jones was gone, and that she must speak on behalf of the dead. She feared she was going mad.
Nearly everyone had moved overseas by the time tragedy struck, but as fate would have it, Laurie Efrein had been left back with a tiny crew doing organizational work in the States. While others wildly shredded documents, she quietly saved them, and has reconstructed what the media blitz of the time completely suppressed.
What unfolds is a blistering political exposé, rife with government plants, agent provocateurs, smears, frames, and an eight-year conspiracy to destroy an interracial, left-wing church who dared to prove that inner city dwellers could thrive and excel on a worldwide stage. In a story to rival the most twisty spy novel, the forces out to destroy Jonestown, and their interplay with a community under siege, are spun through the sensitivities of one who experienced it first-hand.
SNAKE DANCE is at a 180-degree tilt from the official view. It is for everyone who believes that the public has the right to know the truth. The author relates to all aspects with searing honesty: traumas, conflicts, cults, philosophical perspective, historical context, the transformative powers of life and death. Written in an autobiographical style, this book is ripping, compelling, moving, touching, and heartwrenchingly real.