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Despite the trepidation about channeling, the book flowed and was a page turner. She has lead a very interesting, nomadic life. I would have liked more exposition on her concluding thoughts. The book is mostly of her struggles and then all of a sudden her thoughts change, and then the book ends. For instance, how did she reach her conclusion that we are connecting to ourselves in other dimensions? In other words, I would have liked a rich explanation of her present day thinking. Her writing of her present day frame of mind seemed hurried. Wanting more from today's Joan is a personal preference. If that "more" was added, this could easily be a four star book.
Sometimes, talk of energy fields, spiritual dimensions, crystal healings and the like can seem as if these modalities are meant only for a few self-selected people who are ready and able to believe and understand. But I found Sotkin’s tale of living life while attuned to these forces to be very inclusive to the reader and also thoughtful, generous and full of wonder and appreciation. I really cared about her as she went through her phases and transformations. It seems she was as amazed by what was happening to her—and disconcerted by her troubles—as you or I would be in the same situation.
The Search for Connection is basically the story of the author’s young adult life, her struggles and insights, and specifically how she gave away everything she owned not once but twice, in search of…well, that’s the heart of the book. What was she seeking? How did she do this? Well, many of the stories take place in California, so if you’re into the retro-cool Venice ambience of the 1970s, you will simply love reading about her “hippie” (my word, not hers) days as she struggled to alleviate health problems while dealing with shaky finances and an overpowering, expanding consciousness. She doesn’t talk about drug use, so I’m assuming that was not a part of this, which makes her memoir all the more fascinating to read.
Incidentally, this little book is just dense with self-care tips. Chapter after chapter, I couldn’t stop looking up on the Internet people and ideas that the author casually referenced, so that I could learn more. Sotkin was a health seeker and health oriented at a time before the health industry became the behemoth that it is today.
I have followed Joan for over a decade, watching her overcome health issues and still help so many from her website, with her great podcasts, products and services. She is one of my greatest heroes. I hope I get to meet her and thank her personally for all she has given and shared. Joy