Grasshopper Girl

Grasshopper Girl : From Fear to Faith: A Memoir

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As a student at Temple University, Laura C. Chase finds the subject of spirituality and its manifestations endlessly fascinating. She begins to explore alternative religions but soon experiences a terrifying vision of a fellow classmate-a woman who is murdered that same night and whose killer is never found. Reeling from the experience, Chase agrees to go with a friend's mother to a Hindu ashram outside of the city. There, in the countryside, she meets Yogi Amrit Desai, learns to teach Kripalu yoga, and lives under the teaching of kundalini master Swami Kripalvandaji. During these years of yoga practice, vegetarianism, and celibacy, Chase experiences profound healing. Under the teaching of the swami, love and kindness flood into her life and she finds the strength to look repressed memories of abuse squarely in the eye-and to forgive. Chase eventually leaves the Kripalu community and proceeds with her life, marrying and giving birth to two children. Deep down, though, she continues to yearn for something more. She ultimately moves to Cassadaga, Florida: the self-touted mediumship capital of the world. There, she discovers latent abilities within herself that change her life more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 286g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514319098
  • 9781514319093

About Laura C Chase

Laura C. Chase earned a master's degree in clinical social work and has worked as a massage therapist since 1979. She is now licensed to practice both professions in Florida. The mother of two adult children, she dedicated herself to writing three years ago. Chase is a member of the Florida Writers Association and another local writing group. This is her first more

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