Doug Simpson is a retired high school teacher who has turned his talents to writing. His first novel, a spiritual mystery, was published in the United States in October of 2012 by 5 Prince Publishing as Soul Awakening, Book I of the Dacque Chronicles.
When Doug wrote to me the first thing he said was, ‘my story isn’t inspirational, like your other stories’.
We all have a story to share about our life and experiences. What I find inspirational, other’s mightn’t. Therefore, it’s not up to me to decide what is an ‘Inspirational Story’. It’s up to you, the readers of my blog.
This is Doug’s story, in his own words…
My Soul Awakening – Interesting title, some of you are probably thinking, but what does he mean? My personal soul awakening provided me with the knowledge and courage to write my first novel, appropriately titled Soul Awakening, Book I of the Dacque Chronicles. Here is my story.
Over thirty years ago, my wife introduced me to one of America’s almost-lost miracle-men. His name was Edgar Cayce. He is regarded by many scholars in the field as America’s legendary mystic. Edgar gave over fifteen thousand psychic readings in a self-induced, trance-like state. His trance state was so deep that, in the early days of his amazing medical readings, a group of doubting Doctors performed their own sadistic experiments on him to prove he was duping his clients. One Doctor took his pocketknife and slid it fully under one of Edgar’s fingernails. He never reacted and there was no blood. Another sadist poked a hatpin right through Edgar’s cheek. He never reacted, but there may have been a drop of blood. But, as you can imagine, when Edgar came out of his trance state, all hell broke loose!
Throughout approximately forty years Edgar gave over ten thousand medical readings for people, some of whom Edgar never met and who were located a thousand or more miles away at the time of the reading. On occasion, in his deep trance state, Edgar prescribed treatments and remedies that had not yet been invented.
As amazing as the medical readings were, it was Edgar’s life or reincarnation readings that seized my attention. Some two thousand real live individuals, or their guardians, requested approximately twenty-five hundred life readings where they were given information on a few of their previous incarnations, specifically those ones which were significant to their understanding of the reasons for their souls selecting the particular bodies that they resided in, in their current incarnations. Reincarnated souls that appeared in Edgar’s readings went as far back as the days of Adam and Eve, and included the souls of Mary Magdalene, Thomas Jefferson and Martha Washington, to name just a few.
If you are curious, visit my website at dougsimpsonauthor.com and you can access the articles I have written on these three historical characters, and many others.
Once certain individuals, seriously interested in researching ‘the-other-side,’ were convinced that Edgar was the real deal, they asked inquisitive questions about Creation and many other topics. One answer, significant to our story, is Edgar’s account of the Creation of souls. In brief, think of God as an enormous energy field that can think. After God Created and evolved the Earth with its animals and numerous other creatures, but no humans, God realized that He had done a pretty nice job but He was lonely. Man had not been in the original plan, so for company, God Created a calculated explosion in His energy field and all souls were Created at the same time from this God-Energy. There is much more to this story, but in a nutshell, God Created humans as residences where souls could experience ‘life’. Souls incarnate time and time again until they learn the required lessons to become God-like once more.
After years of researching the Edgar Cayce readings, I ‘had’ to verify my beliefs so I enlisted the services of a licensed hypnotist and experienced four past-life regression sessions, uncovering a number of my past lifetimes.
Now one hundred percent convinced of reincarnation, I commenced to write my reincarnation articles in 2010, using the Edgar Cayce readings. I parlayed my knowledge and experience and, with some helpful guidance from the other side along the journey, wrote my first novel, Soul Awakening, Book I of the Dacque Chronicles. It is a work of fiction but was inspired by a series of actual events. Probably all of the major events reported in Soul Awakening have been experienced by me, by individuals I know, confided to me or individuals I know, or were revealed in the Edgar Cayce readings. Four of the incarnations uncovered by the characters in Soul Awakening are my actual past lifetimes, right down to the name and location.
Before I even completed Soul Awakening, the ideas for Soul Rescue, Book II of the Dacque Chronicles, were running around inside my head trying to escape through my finger tips to my computer key board. A doubting-Thomas, as far as reincarnation is concerned, in Soul Rescue, became the main character in Soul Mind, Book III of the Dacque Chronicles. The only catch was that he needed to get murdered to be convinced of survival of the soul after death. The story of our murder victim, in Soul Mind, leads right into Soul Connections, Book IV of the Dacque Chronicles, which was published in April of 2013. The main character in Abandoned Souls, Book V of the Dacque Chronicles was already tearing around inside my head trying desperately to escape to the computer keyboard and join the characters in Soul Connections. Some souls have no patience.
I have been asked a number of times how many books are in the Dacque Chronicles. I have absolutely no idea! As long as I wake up every morning and have characters attempting to escape from my head to the computer keyboard, there will be more books in the Dacque Chronicles. Interesting thought! Maybe after my soul returns to the other side, it may decide to pop into some other body and the Dacque Chronicles will continue even longer. Interesting challenge, isn’t it?
My thorough research of the Edgar Cayce life or reincarnation readings produced a mountain of information on incarnations from the time of Jesus. I fine-tuned some of these interesting accounts of life two thousand years ago into articles, some of which have been published over the years, and into a non-fiction book published in 2014 by 5 Prince Publishing as The Soul of Jesus. It is the story behind the Biblical accounts of the story of Jesus.
For further details visit them at http://5princebooks.com/. Soul Rescue, Book II of the Dacque Chronicles was published in November of 2012, Soul Mind, Book III of the Dacque Chronicles was published in January of 2013, and Soul Connections, Book IV of the Dacque Chronicles was published in April of 2013.
Doug’s first nonfiction book, titled The Soul of Jesus, was published by 5 Prince Publishing in January of 2014. In March of 2014, it earned recognition as a #1 Bestseller on Amazon, USA. Abandoned Soul, Book V of the Dacque Chronicles was published on January 7, 2016.
Doug’s second nonfiction book titled We Lived in Atlantis, This Is Our Story was published in October of 2016 followed in November by a novel titled The Déjà Vu House. All books are available in print and eBook format through most bookstores around the world.
His magazine and website articles have been published in 2010 to the present in Australia, Canada, France, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His articles can be accessed through his website at http://dougsimpsonauthor.com/