Soul Skin

literary, fiction

Soul Skin ~

"Life overflows with problems as middle aged Navi strives to cope with; a child’s cancer, marital heartbreak, a stifling rural church community, a scandalous love affair, job loss, menopause and a haunting dark shadow nemesis. Heart broken and shamed, lost and alone with her daughter, she is comforted by her dead Grandmother and a mysterious soul skin man. Slammed into an impossible otherworldly journey, self discovery comes through ancient sisterhood teachings and sacred dream journeying to historic events in; a Nazi death camp, a pre-civil war deep south, indigenous North America, as Joan of Arc, audience with Lord Byron, as a wolf mate and more. Banished alone and penniless, it is the love bond of her daughter, Gran and soul skin man that carries her through. Navi candidly explores life in a thought provoking and poignant commentary. Her old soul spirit gradually earthquake shakes lose and awakens to lift on shamanic winds. In following the power of fate, Navi finally stumbles onto her true calling; as a bridge between two worlds, she must return the divine feminine ancient wisdom teachings and share the magic of the cosmos, to all."

“Woman, you were not made to be tame and small, you are a divine spark in a timeless sisterhood collective; you are an old wise soul and you came to change the course of history.”

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5.0 out of 5 starsA literary sensation!

By Meghan TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 7, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition

   Perhaps Jan Porter’s ‘Soul Skin’ can best be described as bliss in literary form—it is a mind-bending, sweeping story of impossible journeys made so believable by Jan’s incredible literary talent. And did I mention it is also deeply entertaining?
At its heart, ‘Soul Skin’ is about a woman’s mid-life crisis: Navi is unhappy with her marriage and is desperate to find meaning and purpose. Saddled with physical, financial and psychological tumults, and with an unquenchable longing for long-gone loved ones, Navi finds solace in what is called ‘dream journeys’—placing her in several historical events and interacting with famous historical figures. ‘Soul Skin’, therefore, is something like a thought experiment, in much the same way Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ or David Mitchell’s ‘Cloud Atlas’ can be considered so. Moreover, there is something so poetic about the way Jan Porter crafts her prose—the prosody, the cadence, the overall package hits you with that stark beauty that touches the soul. Here is well-crafted, deftly-concocted literature, with the awesome bonus that the novel will beguile you and compel you to turn the pages until the last one—than you’re left craving for more.
I highly recommend ‘Soul Skin’ to anyone who has a sense of wonder or those who crave for the kind of fiction that washes over you like warm rain. A rare literary gem, this book should be on every self-respecting reader’s bookshelf. Get a copy today—this five-star rated read is worth the time.
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About Jan Porter

"I find the magic of the past and cosmos within every day unsung heroes, sheroes and the human condition to share with you. I am a philosophical ponderer of human nature, quantum physics, spirit world, nature and of the cosmos, hence I do not hold to any one particular tradition as a one higher truth or one size fits all.

Viva la diversity!

I aim to share thought provoking human conditions, touch on that bigger picture of spirituality, mystical, ancient traditions or quantum physics through the ancient art of storytelling; real people, unsung unlikely heroes and a touch of the magical. I confess, I have not owned a television for over thirty years; I would rather be lost in a creative project, coach teaching, bare foot nature communing, loving up my loved ones and writing with U2, some good blues music, Celtic, acoustic guitar or shamanistic chant playing in the background. I recall as a young child, being held captivated with magical yarns of indigenous cultures, saints, mysticism and shamanism and Robert Service's tales of the north northern wilderness . As a teen I found old battered copies of Voltaire's 'Candide', Margaret Caven's 'I Heard the Owl Call My Name' and anything ancient mystical shaman which my awkward geeky adolescent soul hungered for.

After many years of work in Human Services, evening ferocious spiritual, quantum or philosophical reading while raising children (all much food for character and story seeds) followed by a long arduous post-secondary completion of world religions, philosophy and spiritual sciences. I am carving a new path that takes all of the good of our ancestors and the hope for tomorrow to make a splash!

I aim to offer insights and wisdom of our human condition with higher insights and to empower inspire and am the founder of the ad hoc Soul Works Gifting Foundation.

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