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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is a supportive and like-spirited group of entities who guide and support earth souls as they dream?
2. Who is without Forest Service identification?
3. Who is the next dreaming soul?
4. What does the narrator believe about Maya?
5. How does Long Eagle think he may connect with other dimensions?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Wil say he sees in Maya's dream?
2. What was the main event which brought the narrator to an Appalachian valley at the beginning of the book?
3. What does Long Eagle tell the narrator about the valley?
4. What does the narrator discuss with Webber about his intentions and what kind of agreement was reached?
5. What does Webber intuitively feel as he and the narrator talk and what happens right after that feeling?
6. What does Wil and the narrator realize about where they are and what do they see Joel experiencing?
7. What happens to Wil and the narrator when they move to another plane?
8. How did the narrator determine he needed to come to an Appalachian valley?
9. What does Joel say to the narrator about his beliefs?
10. What kind of work does Webber do and what does he believe about that work?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Some of the theories expounded in this section are certainly interesting - the idea, for example, that past unresolved conflicts are the source for present tension, and the idea that Soul Groups are unified by what might be described (but which actually aren't) as a talent.
1. Discuss what the ramifications would be for individuals if much of their behavior and personality were a result of previous lives.
2. If Soul Groups were indeed true, discuss in detail why it would be logical for them to be grouped as like talents.
3. For the sake of argument, assume reincarnation is true and argue for or against the idea that animals also experience reincarnation.
Essay Topic 2
The idea of Birth Vision, Wil explains, is an explanation of commonly reported near death experiences in which a dying individual reports that his/her life has "flashed before her eyes". In the same way, the concept of Soul Group is an explanation of a similarly reported near death experience in which dying individuals experience themselves as being welcomed by a group of unidentifiable but familiar and loving souls.
1. If one was to assume that there is indeed a Birth Vision, what do you think would be the purpose of forgetting it as soon as one is born? Does that seem inefficient as far as accomplishing a task on earth? Why or why not?
2. Explain, in the context of this entire book, and in the context of what you think is true, why a Birth Vision is called that in this book. Why might it not be called a Death Vision, given the circumstances under which one has it?
3. Taking the concept of Soul Group as being true and reincarnation as being true, what do you think would be a good reason to have a Soul Group, both on earth in physical incarnation and on the other plane as spiritual entities? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
What the author is researching and discovering are old truths recycled here as they have been throughout the centuries. It could be argued that this is part of his narrative and thematic point, that humanity has been aware of the truths being espoused but has been unwilling and/or unable to fully act on them (because, the narrator/author would probably say) of the Fear.
1. Why do you think the truths the author is espousing are old ones known and thought about throughout the ages? Use examples to support your opinion. Use research if necessary.
2. Do you think that that the author writing about old truths is part of his narrative and thematic point, that humanity has been aware of the truths being espoused but has been unwilling and/or unable to fully act on them? Why or why not? Use examples to support your opinion.
3. How do you think fear blocks people from becoming enlightened? How much do you think human reactions and behaviors are based on fear? Use examples to support your opinion.
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