A thoroughly entertaining and yet profoundly affecting account of the life of the author's uncle, a respected small-town doctor who, from the 1930s through the 1970s, experienced a wide range of spiritual phenomena: regularly journeying out of body and channeling his spirit guide, George. Through the records and journals of Dr. Riblet B. Hout, or "Rib" as he was known, we are made privy to what he learned about the connection between the healer and the healed, our individual missions on earth, free will, and our relationship with God. He also paints a vivid picture of the afterlife and provides a beautifully graphic first-person account of the actual moment of death, as the soul transitions away from physical life.
A Psychic in the Heartland goes a long way in dispelling our fears about the process of dying and of what happens after death. It also offers history and insight into Spiritualism and the "spiritualist camps" of the day (as Dr. Hout was a frequent visitor and sought-after speaker).