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Book details
  • Genre:BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • SubGenre:New Thought
  • Language:English
  • Pages:75
  • eBook ISBN:9781667887265

What Is the Soul and Why It Matters

by Kathryn Wolverton Carvey

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Overview
"What is the Soul and Why It Matters" was first penned by Kathryn Wolverton Carvey in the mid- seventies and then revisited, edited, and revamped fifty years later. This book is a robust tour of knowing the soul, understanding the soul's expression, protecting the soul, identifying a soulmate, and navigating the journey in this life and beyond.
Description
"What is the Soul and Why it Matters" was first penned by Kathryn Wolverton Carvey during her early days as a teacher while developing her diaphragmatic breathing and relaxing curriculum for her students. In the early 1970s, when she wrote the first edition, she saw that there was no clear genre for books dealing with the soul and began developing her theory. After rejection from a literary agent in New York because of the seeming lack of demand, Kathryn allowed her vision to be put away. Over the years she has slowly revisited her work, and finally completed its final edition in 2022, nearly fifty years after she first marketed it to the publishing industry. "What is the Soul and Why it Matters" takes readers step-by-step through a robust tour of the soul, its expression, and its journey in this life and beyond. It is a thorough guide of the characteristics, functions, and ways in which we can preserve and protect our souls as well as the souls of our children. The author also gives a clear, simple explanation of the soulmate phenomenon and how to identify these special soul connections in life. The book takes you further into the unseen attributes of the soul and its vulnerabilities and strengths, which are so important for all of us to make it through this world of confusion and misunderstandings. Death becomes a misnomer for what really happens when it is time to leave this world. The author uses real life experiences to illustrate her bold understanding of this undeniably complex and often scary part of life. Delve into the importance of learning what your path is through this life, and how to remain connected to your journey to fulfill your life's goals.
About the author
Kathryn W. Carvey was born in Keyser, West Virginia, on 01/23/45. That, in and of itself, has been a source of specialness to her. She received a degree in Speech and English from West Virginia University in 1967. She continued her education at the University of Pittsburgh for speech education, the University of Charleston (WV), Marshall University(WV) and at the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, receiving theater and secondary school qualifying classes. Finally, she settled on a MA degree in Clinical Counseling, with additional hours in Theatre. Kathryn's career as a secondary educator spans four decades and five school districts. From her start in the 1970s, she incorporated deep breathing, relaxation, meditation, and creative workshopping to her curriculums in English, Speech, Dance and Theater. She takes great pride in the theater program she launched in Keyser, West Virginia which began as an afterschool club and grew to one of the largest, most prolific theater departments in the state of West Virginia upon her retirement in 2010. Additionally, Kathryn is a certified yoga teacher who began her practice in the early 1970s under the tutelage of Nancy Turley. She worked closely with the producer of the West Virginia Public Theatre in Morgantown, West Virginia – for many years the only equity theater in the state. For many years Kathryn also freelanced as a radio and television spokesperson, lending her talents to a variety of vendors in the greater Charleston Metro Area. Kathryn's first book, "What is the Soul and Why it Matters" was first penned during her early days as a teacher while developing her diaphragmatic breathing and relaxing curriculum for her students. In the early 1970s, when she wrote the first edition she saw that there was no clear genre for books dealing with the soul, and began developing her theory. After rejection from a literary agent in New York because of the seeming lack of demand, Kathryn allowed her vision to be put away. Over the years she has slowly revisited her work, and finally completed its final edition in 2022, nearly fifty years after she first marketed it to the publishing industry. Kathryn's initial belief that "everyone is talking about the soul, but no one knows much about it," still rings true to her. Kathryn has been an avid student of both religious and philosophical thought leaders her entire life. Through her "hippie" days in the seventies she traveled the mystical route, a far cry from her Presbyterian upbringing or attempted Catholic conversion before her first marriage (she didn't see it through). Her modern orthodox conversion to Judaism in 1979 finally provided the deep context and meaning she had searched for, although Kathryn truly adheres to the simple belief of "love one another".