Inside the Book:
Title: Going and Coming
Author: Christopher Stone
Publisher: MLR Press
Finding the Soul Through Science
By Dr. Minnow Saint James
As Told to Christopher Stone
My business card reads as follows: “Dr. Minnow Saint James, PH.D. National Board Certified Fellow of Clinical Hypnosis, in Public Service, Finding the soul through science.”
Quite simply, on a daily basis, in my Hermosa Beach office, finding the soul through science – metaphysical science -is what I do.
By profession, I am a Past Life Regression therapist. In other words, I’m in the business of Going and Coming. Through hypnotic past life regression therapy, I’m going into my patients’ past, and some times future, lives, and then coming back with the other life origins of their present day challenges.
Or, to put it another way: I’m finding a patient’s essence, or soul, through the science of past life regression therapy.
I understand full well that my metaphysical brand of science is both controversial and cutting edge. Many are the times I’ve been called a charlatan and a sham by traditionalists. But my patients, the people healed by my edgy methods, have other labels. They call me a miracle worker and a lifesaver.
And the book lovers of this world tend to agree with the patients I’ve healed. In 2012, my nonfiction book, In a Past Life, I… was published by Bell and Bingham. It went on to become an international bestseller. The volume made me a rich man, and it put an unprecedented spotlight upon past life regression therapy.
What’s more, HBO has optioned the book for a primetime series. They’re throwing around names such as Johnny Depp and Ryan Gosling to play yours truly on the screen.
But you needn’t take book readers, or HBO’s, word for it: Time magazine called In a Past Life, I… “One of the most important volumes that parapsychology has given us in a decade or so.” The book explored thirty-three cases from my patients’ files, with names and certain other particulars, changed to protect the privacy of my patients.
But if you don’t put stock in what Time magazine has to say, either, then please, let this statistic speak for itself: Across eight years and hundreds of patients, I have an eighty-three percent success rate in healing my patients of the challenges that brought them into my office in the first place.
Even as I succeed in healing more than eight out of every ten patients, the traditional medical and psychiatric practitioners refer the lion’s share of their patients to so-called specialists who treat sufferers by drugging their symptoms into submission, with poisonous substances, mislabeled “medicines.” Many such poisons come with serious and life threatening side effects, named in gruesome detail, in the TV and print ads that advertise them.
To the past life regression naysayers, I say, “Past life regression therapy is the future of mental health. Humanity will never eradicate mental and physical illnesses until such time as all therapists address the individual’s entire psychological gestalt, and that most definitely includes analyzing the sufferers past and future, incarnations.
So let the traditional medical and scientific communities scoff at my methods. What care I? While they are drugging, cutting up, and institutionalizing the ill, I’m healing in excess of eighty percent of the visionaries who come my way to find their soul, and consequently, their healing, through treatment that easily eclipses anything the traditional Earth sciences can offer.
Meet the Author
Born in Bronx, New York, and raised in Fresno, California, Christopher Stone’s early years were dominated by school, watching television and motion pictures, bicycling, skating, and reading avidly. Summers were spent swimming, and doing whatever it took to survive the oppressive San Joaquin Valley heat. But he also remembers fondly the yearly summer trips to New York, to visit family and friends – and to see Broadway shows.
Christopher left Fresno, for Hollywood, California, during his college years after being accepted into the Writers Guild of America’s Open Door Program, a two-year, scholarship, training ground for aspiring screen and television writers. As it happened, rather than a teleplay or screenwriting gig, his first professional writing job was in journalism – as the Los Angeles Editor for Stage Door, at that time, Canada’s equivalent of the U.S. entertainment trade weekly, Variety.
Christopher would later use his Writers Guild of America training to co-author and sell the original screenplay, The Living Legend, with Jon Mercedes III, to the Erin Organization, and later, and also with Mercedes, to write two seasons of The Party Game, a Canadian TV game show.
As a young freelance entertainment journalist, he contributed to many Los Angeles-based publications, among them The Advocate, for which he wrote a breezy film column, “Reeling ‘Round,” and the Los Angeles Free Press. During this time, he became a member of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.
Christopher dipped his toes into the world of motion picture advertising and publicity, as assistant to the West Coast Director of Advertising and Publicity for Cinerama Releasing Corporation, in Beverly Hills. At the same time, he also did special advertising and publicity projects for 20th Century-Fox. Christopher went on to become an Account Executive for David Wallace & Company, a public relations firm specializing in entertainment accounts – and located on West Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip.
Returning to his first love, writing, Christopher became a full time freelance contributor to national consumer publications including Us, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, McCall’s, In Cinema, and The National Enquirer, among others. Many of his stories were syndicated worldwide by the New York Times Syndication Corp.
Another important area of endeavor for Christopher Stone was Re-Creating Your Self. A Blueprint for Personal Change that he first developed for himself, the journalist went on to teach the principles and processes of Re-Creating Your Self to others – first, in private sessions, later, in workshops and seminars, and, finally, for California State University Extended Education. Eventually, one of his students suggested he write a book version.
Re-Creating Your Self was first published in hardcover by Metamorphous Press, and subsequently published in a trade paperback edition by Hay House. It has since been published in Spanish, Swedish and Hebrew language editions.
When not writing, Christopher used his longtime interest in, and study of, metaphysics, to teach meditation and psychic development classes – first in Beverly Hills, then later, in Manhattan Beach.
He went on to co-author, with Mary Sheldon, four novellas for a Japanese educational publisher, and then, also with Mary Sheldon, the highly successful The Meditation Journal trilogy of hardcover books. Subsequently, he returned to journalism, this time, contributing hundreds of print and online entertainment features, columns and reviews to magazines and websites. For eight years, Christopher was the Box-office Columnist for MatchFlick.com, a popular online motion picture site.
In his private life, Christopher Stone met David M. Stoebner on May 17, 1994, and they have been together ever since. In 2008, they were married in Los Angeles.
They share a home with their three pets in Coastal Los Angeles County.
In 2013, Christopher’s pet project has been transforming their rarely used kitchen table area into a killer, retro 1950s Diner Nook, complete with a 1952 Seeburg Table Top jukebox, a neon diner sign, and a malt machine.
Christopher’s first novel, Frame of Reference was e and print published, in fall 2012, by MLR Press. A short story, Sweet Homo Alabama was published by MLR Press, December 19, 2012.
Stone spent much of 2013 writing Frame of Reference 2: The Dark Side of Stardom, a sequel novel to Frame of Reference, as well as, Abracadabra, and a short story, published at Halloween. But the indefatigable scribe also found time to contribute weekly reviews, columns and interviews to Queer Town Abbey.
As 2014 begins, Christopher looks forward to the publication of The Dark Side of Stardom, and he is developing a short story, Camelot Conundrum, as well as a metaphysical mystery novel, Going and Coming.