The Hand On The Mirror #HandontheMirror

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THE HAND ON THE MIRROR

By Janis Heaphy Durham

In stores April 28th

About the Book:

In 2004, Janis Heaphy Durham’s husband, Max Besler, died of esophageal cancer at age fifty-six. While coping with her grief, Heaphy Durham began encountering phenomena unlike anything she had ever experienced: lights flickering, doors opening and closing, clocks stopping at 12:44—the exact time Max died. But then something startling happened that changed Heaphy Durham’s life forever: a powdery handprint spontaneously appeared on her bathroom mirror on the first anniversary of Max’s death. Incredibly, a similar image appeared on the second and third anniversaries as well. Clearly, something otherworldly was occurring.

This launched Heaphy Durham on a journey that transformed her spiritually and altered her view of reality forever. She interviewed scientists and spiritual practitioners along the way, discovering the fragility of the veil between this world and the next and the way the two are bridged by love.

Check out the excerpt below:
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About the Author:

Janis Heaphy Durham was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1951. After earning a bachelors and a masters degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, she was hired in the advertising department at the Los Angeles Times, where she rose to senior vice president of advertising. In 1998 she was named the first publisher of the Sacramento Bee. Under her leadership the newspaper won two Pulitzer Prizes.  Janis retired in 2008 and lives between Idaho and Florida with her husband, Jim Durham.

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Comments

  1. The Hand on the Mirror is a true story about a women and her husband who died of cancer. Following the death of Janis Heaphy Durham’s husband, strange events started occurring in her household. I commend her and thank her immensely for exploring a topic that is otherwise not deeply discussed in our society.

  2. sounds like a great inspirational book that everyone can benefit from.

  3. Ellie Wright says:

    The author is on a book tour during the month of May.

  4. Dawn Monroe says:

    I learned that she was in my hometown Columbus , Ohio on May 2nd.

  5. Sammi says:

    I would love to get this book for my aunt <3

  6. steve weber says:

    I learned that she was in Columbus , Ohio on May 2nd.

  7. Adrienne gordon says:

    I’m interested in the book because of my own life being touched with family members by cancer.

  8. DEBIJOT says:

    I like that everyone can get involved and share their own story.

  9. DEBIJOT says:

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  11. Kristen says:

    I learned that the book is about the author’s own personal journey.

  12. Kristen says:

    entered Magic Chef and Our Pact

  13. heather s says:

    I learned this is the story of her spiritual and scientific journey into the unknown.

  14. Petra says:

    She encourages people to talk openly about their own experiences with after-death communication from a loved one

  15. Pamela Gurganus says:

    I really like that this is a story of such a personal nature that could really help and touch a lot of people.

  16. Natalie says:

    I learned she interviewed scientists and spiritual practitioners along the way, as she discovered that the veil between this world and the next is thin and love is what bridges the two worlds.

  17. D Schmidt says:

    Visited and learned that she wants to build a community that offers not just an emotional framework, but a scientific foundation of legitimacy for these conversations

  18. HS says:

    I learned the book is about Heaphy Durham on a journey that transformed her spiritually and altered her view of reality forever.

  19. Penni says:

    I’m thrilled to have had the chance to sign up for the Illumination newsletter, the backbone of this very interesting and compelling community!

  20. harolde says:

    I learned about the book tour dates, none near me.

  21. Dawn Monzu says:

    I learned that I REALLY want this book! No…honestly, I learned that this book is about letting people that have had “after death” experiences feel like they are not alone. It is about getting us all to openly talk about it. I believe in this wholeheartedly! I would LOVE to win this book. I am very interested in what happens to us after we die.

  22. Sarah L says:

    One of the compelling reasons for writing this book was to encourage people to talk openly about their own experiences with after-death communication from a loved one.
    Thanks for the contest.

  23. When my dad died, I also experience a huge number of unexplained phenomena (although no hand on the mirror). It does make you think…

  24. Mary Happymommy says:

    I learned the book was pubished by Grand Central, a division of Hachette.

  25. Mary Happymommy says:

    I entered your OurPact giveaway.

  26. Mary Happymommy says:

    I entered your Hot Pursuit giveaway.

  27. Elena says:

    I learned the author is on a book tour during May.

  28. Elena says:

    entered the OurPact giveaway

  29. Cynthia C says:

    I like that the book is about a very important mystery that everyone wonders about.

  30. heather eg kaufman says:

    The author appeared on CBS Sunday morning in April.

  31. I like the entire life beyond death concept and it happens to be a topic that resonates with me! I have had a few experiences of my own and feel it would be comforting to read about.

  32. Jackie says:

    What an interesting sounding book. I’d love to read it.

  33. Candice says:

    I like that it gives people a place to share their own story, in a safe environment.

  34. While coping with her grief, Heaphy Durham began encountering phenomena unlike anything she had ever experienced: lights flickering, doors opening and closing, clocks stopping at 12:44—the exact time Max died.

    I learned that something similar happened to me once when I was young.

  35. Donna L says:

    The author will be in touring in May.

  36. nickie says:

    I learned the book was pubished by Grand Central, a division of Hachette.

  37. BeckyM says:

    I learned the book can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

  38. Allison Downes says:

    I learned that she is touring in May.

    Thanks for the chance to win this

  39. Natalie U says:

    Learned while running the Sacramento Bee, they won two Pulitzer Prizes…that’s awesome

  40. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I learned Janis Heaphy Durham was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1951

  41. Thomas Murphy says:

    I learned In 2004, Janis Heaphy Durham’s husband, Max Besler, died of esophageal cancer at age 56.

  42. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I liked the synopsis of the book, and I want to read The Hand on the Mirror.

  43. Kristen says:

    entered the Hot Pursuit giveaway

  44. karenb says:

    I learned that this was a true story and I can relate to her feelings of afterlife, you see my husband and I lost our only son January 25th, 2015 and we had a hard time dealing with his death, 6 months after we learnerd that he didn’t know but had a little boy who was born 2 months after his death. I believe that God needed our son, but left us his little angel to help us, thanks for letting me share.

  45. Brittney House says:

    This is a story of her spiritual journey. It looks very interesting.

  46. I really like that the book explores the possibility that our soul continues on after physical death. I had the experience of seeing my father after he died ( before I even knew he was dead).

  47. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    One of the compelling reasons for writing this book was to encourage people to talk openly about their own experiences with after-death communication from a loved one.

  48. Barbara Montag says:

    I like the Share your Story feature.
    thank you

  49. Barbara Montag says:

    I entered the Magic Chef Microwave giveaway.

  50. Barbara Montag says:

    I also entered the Our Pact giveaway.

  51. Kathy Davis says:

    There is a place to share your own story.

  52. David Fultner says:

    I like that Hand on the Mirror is the story of an unusual personal journey.

  53. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Learned That Janis Heaphy Durham Is The Author

  54. Soha MOlina says:

    I learned” One of the compelling reasons for writing this book was to encourage people to talk openly about their own experiences with after-death communication from a loved one. I’m hoping that some of these conversations can take place here on the pages of this site.

  55. PuffyBiggles says:

    I learned that the book is about the author’s experience of communicating with her deceased husband. Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. Jennifer Rote says:

    I learned the book can be purchased at Amazon.

  57. Kelly D says:

    I like that this book is about phenomena. Sounds great!

  58. Robin Abrams says:

    I learned that The Hand on the Mirror is the story of an unusual personal journey. It begins with the untimely death of her husband Max in 2004 and follows with a series of otherworldly events that startled her at first, and then intrigued her.

  59. Cynthia R says:

    I learned this is a true story following the death of her husband max.

  60. Lauren says:

    I learned that this is a book that goes between two realms.

  61. latanya t says:

    Unfolding over eight years, this is the story of my spiritual and scientific journey into the

  62. Sarah Hall says:

    I learned that after her husbands death, she started studying this journey into the unknown and would like to talk with others who may have had it.

  63. Ashley C says:

    I learned that one of the researchers, Dr. Charles Bruce Greyson is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and serves as the Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences in the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

  64. Kristen says:

    entered Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam

  65. Susan Christy says:

    Sounds like an interesting read. My husband died over 20 years ago and I still get a whiff of his aftershave/cologne once in a while when I’m home alone. I don’t have any that cologne in my house and no one I know wears it either.

  66. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Sounds like an intriguing story. The person feels things the moment of Max’s death. Sounds like it will involve ghosts!

  67. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered Vtech kidi cam

  68. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered hot pursuit

  69. Pam H. says:

    I learned that the death of the author’s husband inspired her to write this book.

  70. I think the book “The Hand on the Mirror” would be a very interesting read because of the subject matter of whether or not our consciousness survives death.

  71. I found out the the author is currently on a book tour

  72. Fawn H says:

    I learned that this is a story about unfolding events over an 8 year period.

  73. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I learned that the author is trying to unite researchers and people who’ve experienced after-life communications together to spur conversation.

  74. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I entered the KinderGlo giveaway.

  75. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I entered the Hot Pursuit giveaway.

  76. mell says:

    I learned that she was in Columbus , Ohio on May 2nd.
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  77. mell says:

    I learned that she was in Columbus , Ohio on May 2nd.

  78. Devon F says:

    This sounds like it would be a good book. It seems touching & sincere since it was written after her husband passed

  79. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says:

    It sounds very intriguing, and I would love to hear about her experience in this book.

    Entered the Rafflecopter as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  80. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I learned the author wrote the book to encourage others to openly share their own stories of after-death communication from loved ones.

  81. Alona Y says:

    I like that people have the opportunity to share their own story if they want.

  82. sherry blamer says:

    This sounds like an amazing book about the authors real life experience.

  83. Mary Happymommy says:

    I entered your Watersavers giveaway.

  84. Jessica To says:

    I learned that this was written after her husband Max’s death.

  85. Jessica To says:

    I entered the WaterSavers giveaway.

  86. Jessica To says:

    I entered the WaterSavers giveaway.

  87. kyl neusch says:

    get this book for my aunt

  88. Rosanne Morrison says:

    I love the facts she lists that show that Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God! I wish I could get this across to people in my family who don’t believe.

  89. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered watersavers!

  90. Kristen says:

    entered Water Savers

  91. The book is published by Grand Central.

  92. Elena says:

    I entered your Water Savers giveaway

  93. DEBIJOT says:

    entered water savers giveaway

  94. Leela says:

    It’s a true story.

  95. Leela says:

    I entered the Watersavers giveaway.

  96. Cindy Merrill says:

    There is a page on her website that allows readers to share their stories.

  97. Marti Tabora says:

    I learned the book is about after-death communication from a loved one. I find this really interesting and I would like to read the book.

  98. Kathy Davis says:

    I entered the Kinderglow nightlight giveaway.

  99. Denise S says:

    I learned that this book is about the author’s personal journey through life.

  100. Maria C says:

    learned that I can get the book on amazon or barnes & nobles

  101. Kathy Davis says:

    I entered the KinderGlo giveaway.

  102. Tracy Melhinch says:

    I like that it’s a true story

  103. Jessica M. says:

    I learned the book tour, The Hand On the Mirror, is during the month of May in CA, and AZ… Thanks for the chance to win!

  104. Robin says:

    I learned that she has a book tour in May.

  105. Tracy Robertson says:

    I like how the author is a well educated woman and experienced sightings after her husbands passing. I believe in that, and I love how the the authors background makes her a very credible witness. I definitely want to read The Hand on the Mirror!

  106. Juana Esparza says:

    I learned about the existence of this book which I’ve added to my book wishlist.

  107. vera says:

    I learned Janis Heaphy received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

  108. Ancilla J says:

    Interesting though the author had, I wonder that sometimes. I would love to read the book and see what she believes.

  109. Elena says:

    I entered the iSoda giveaway

  110. Kristen says:

    entered iSODA giveaway

  111. Janis started her writing career at the LA Times! Fun!

  112. Mary Cloud says:

    I learned her husband passed in 2004 and this is what started her journey

  113. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I entered the WaterSavers giveaway.

  114. Fawn H says:

    I entered the Water Savers and the iSODA giveaways

  115. Kristen says:

    I entered the #ABFamilyTalk About Drinking giveaway.

  116. Mary Happymommy says:

    I entered this giveaway–http://www.ourkidsmom.com/have-you-had-the-talk-family-talk-about-drinking

  117. Seyma Shabbir says:
  118. I learned that the author is on tour this month.

  119. I entered the KinderGlo giveaway

  120. I entered the iSoda giveaway

  121. Tina Reynolds says:

    I read the author of the book will be touring the book in may

  122. I learned that the author will be doing a book tour during May.

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  123. Daniel M says:

    learned the journey transformed her spiritually and altered her view of reality forever

  124. Erica B. says:

    I learned that it’s a true story.

  125. Kim H says:

    I like that it is a personal story

  126. Stephanie Larison says:

    I learned I can download the book from amazon.com

  127. Lisa V. says:

    I learned the book has to do with what happens after death, otherworldly and spiritual.

  128. Jackie says:

    I entered the Water Savers Giveaway

  129. Theresa Smith says:

    I learned that it all began when her husband Max died in 2004.

  130. Nannypanpan says:

    The story begins with her husbands untimely death

  131. Nannypanpan says:

    Entered vtech

  132. Nannypanpan says:

    Entered hot pursuit

  133. Susan Smith says:

    I like that everyone can get involved and share their own story

  134. Susan Smith says:

    Entered Hot Pursuit Tote & $25 Visa GC

  135. My dad always told me after he was gone, if he could find a way, look for pennies. He would leave them, and I wold know they were from him. Once I found a bunch on my bed, once on the dresser, on the floor, in my car. We did not leave them there. We would leave or go outside, and they would be there when we returned. I would always say thank you Dad, I love you. Once I fell, I would have landed on cement, but I was pushed on my back, and caught my footing and did not fall. I actually felt something push me on my shoulder blade.

  136. I really want to read this book, because of my experiences with my Dad. I see his handiwork from time to time.

  137. I saw a doggie day care in Eau Claire WI, it was not the greatest. One dog was outside for three hours barking, in the hot sun, sould not see he had water either. We were waiting at an Auto Parts place next door for a part. Sad! I would suggest you check them out and the facility, to make sure how they actually handle your animal.

  138. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I learned that one of the compelling reasons for writing this book was to encourage people to talk openly about their own experiences with after-death communication from a loved one.

  139. I learned she wrote the book after her husband passed and strange things started happening.

  140. I love the idea of taking my pet to a loving home with someone to walk and play with them. There are so many good people that love animals, make sure they really love animals.

  141. clynsg says:

    I am happy for her that she has been able to deal with her loss in a reasonably constructive manner.

  142. polly says:

    It is a story about her personal journey after her husbands death

  143. polly says:

    entered Kinderglo giveaway

  144. polly says:

    entered the Vtech giveaway

  145. Angela Cisco says:

    I like the she encourages people to talk about their experiences.

  146. doug gerard says:

    let’s all giver her a great big “hand”–she’s one smart cookie!

  147. Breanne says:

    I like that you can share your own story.

  148. Carolyn Daley says:

    I learned that this is a story about life after death. Janis Heaphy Durham lost her husband in 2004 and wrote about the experiences she has encountered including powdery hand prints on the bathroom mirror on the anniversaries.

  149. Laurie Emerson says:

    I like that it gives people a chance to share their own life after death experiences.

  150. Trisha McKee says:

    I learned that is book is something I often wonder about and includes occurrences i have experienced.

  151. Sand says:

    I love armed that she would like to build a community that offers not just an emotional framework, but a scientific foundation of legitimacy for these conversations.

  152. Bryan E. says:

    Thank You for the giveaway… the book is an account of the authors spiritual and scientific journey to research whether or not our consciousness survives death.

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