COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
NORTH KOHALA PATROL DISTRICT
DECEMBER 19, 1999
Audio Book on a CD
"Soul Revision" by Richard Esterle is both very interesting and very unusual. Esterle serves as author, producer and narrator, but there are also musicians involved in the production. In the beginning, Esterle's story seems to be a simple one of being swept out to sea off the coast of the Big Island for 9 hours, 6 of them at night. But as the story expands, it turns into a very personal, life-changing spiritual journey. There's also a strange twist to his ocean adventure, which you will hear about early on in the CD. I'm not going to tell you more except to say that if you are interested in hearing a truly engaging, moving story of personal transformation, and one that's very well done, you will have to get the CD for yourself. OK, I'll give you one clue - "kapu kai." Yep, that's it - get out your Hawaiian dictionary or get on the Internet! As Esterle says near the end of his tale, "We're swimming in a sea of choices. Our choices make up the consensus reality that we are part of." Get ready for some heavy but enlightening philosophy here!
Soul Revision is an engaging, brilliantly-crafted and awe inspiring story! It is a thought provoking, sensitive and at the same time brutally candid account of one man's transformational journey into life - by courageously embracing the clutches of death.
At this time of global challenge it reminds us that life constantly offers the Grace to heal and "revise" our deepest pain when we fully surrender to the wisdom within.
Soul Revision chronicles the "everyday miracles" that regularly occur when we are fully present with what is deepest, best and true in our nature. May this book offer a bright ray of hope to illumine the darkness to many who feel swept away by the powerful currents of life.
Brian J. Brieling, Psy.D., MFT