Carole Louie is on a spiritual journey. Born on Columbus Day to a Caucasian Southern Baptist mother and an Asian Buddhist father, during the days of miscegenation, Louie began her journey across the seas of discrimination into new territory.
Although the relationship between Louie’s parents ended when Carole was nine years old, and she did not reunite with her father until thirteen years later, Louie felt an inexplicable connection with her father and his Chinese heritage. Louie and her father did not develop a close relationship after the reunion; however, Louie discovered a new kind of relationship with her father’s spirit.
Louie overcame her lifelong fear of ghosts to communicate with her father’s spirit and to explore the other side. She journeyed fearlessly into the Tenth Hell of the Buddha, a place where people go when they commit certain “sins,” according to Buddhist teachings. She learned about Buddhists beliefs, her Chinese heritage, and her father’s deepest desires, but this was just the beginning. Talking with her father’s ghost unraveled a Gordian knot, sending Louie on a spiritual exploration of all religious/philosophical beliefs, reincarnation, and cosmology.
An award-winning Interior Designer and Feng Shui Consultant, Louie juggled the experiences of her spiritual journey with the mundane world and learned how to integrate the two. Her explorations into the beliefs about ghosts and reincarnation became a passion that inspired her to complete PLRT Training with Brian Weiss, M. D. (Many Lives, Many Masters) and Carol Bowman (Children’s Past Lives).
Louie wrote two short stories, I Remember, published in the anthology, From Ashes to Healing: Mystical Encounters with the Holocaust (compiled by Rabbi Gershom) and The Not So Secret Life of Emily Elizabeth, a paranormal mystery short story that explores the dark side. Conversation with a Hungry Ghost: Memoir of a Reluctant Medium is her story about how “rooting for truth” became a spiritual awakening. The Legacy of the Lei Family Architects: The Story of Yangshi Lei is her latest book.
Although she shares her journey with candor, Louie does not ask you to accept her beliefs but rather to discover your spiritual journey for yourself.