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Between Two Gates

A Young Man's Quest Toward Birth


On January 27th, 2021, my world shattered as I bid farewell to my beloved thirty-two-year-old son. This devastating loss sent me on a soul-searching quest, a yearning to understand the journey of his spirit beyond the confines of this earthly realm. I longed to pierce the veil separating us and connect deeply with Samuel's soul.


In this exploration, I discovered that my fiction writing held a profound purpose beyond mere storytelling—it became a spiritual practice, a gateway to the metaphysical world. Through this creative process, I realized that our biographies are not confined to our earthly existence alone. Still, instead, they continue and unfold in the realm of the soul world, intertwining in an infinite loop of eternal stories.


Driven to share my son's soulful journey, I wrote: Between Two Gates - A Young Man’s Quest Toward Birth. This novel takes its inception from Sam's passing and unfolds until his rebirth. However, what also developed during the months of writing was far beyond my imagination—a remarkable collaboration between Sam and myself that transcended the boundaries of our separate realms.

Throughout this awe-inspiring creative odyssey, my son's presence became an elixir of spiritual wisdom and insight, infusing every word, every page with his essence. I hope his profound inspiration radiates from the depths of these written words, touching the hearts and souls of those who embark on this literary journey.


Together, my son and I ventured forth, piercing the veil that separates the physical from the metaphysical, the earthly from the ethereal. The outcome is a tale that defies conventional boundaries, pulsating with vibrant energy and capturing the sublime wonders of the soul's realm.


This writing endeavor has touched me in ways beyond measure, igniting a profound sense of joy amidst the depths of sorrow. Its impact on my spiritual growth and healing is immeasurable, a testament to the transformative power of love and creativity.


In Between Two Gates, I pay homage to Sam's extraordinary, hierarchical legacy, and through its pages, I aim to immortalize the boundless love that forever binds us. I sincerely hope this book becomes an eternal tribute, a beacon of light that resonates with the infinite love encapsulated within its narrative.


May the pages of this novel serve as a testament to the enduring connection between a parent and child, a vessel through which love transcends time and space and a source of solace and inspiration for those who embark on this extraordinary journey of remembrance and resilience.


Between Two Gates A Young Man’s Quest Toward Birth Available - August 15th, 2023



The story unfolds with the tragic demise of Samuel, a thirty-two-year-old man whose life is cut short by a fentanyl-tainted Percocet pill. From the moment of his passing, his soul embarks on an extraordinary journey, driven by a deep desire to understand the cause behind his tragic end.


The first of three captivating acts introduces Samuel as he is greeted by his guiding grandfather in the soul world. Together, they embark on a profound exploration of Samuel’s past life, delving into moments of joy and the challenging circumstances that ultimately led to his downfall.


In act two, Samuel’s soul family enlists his help to rescue his great-great-grandfather, taken by a soulless creature known as the rasha. Samuel’s quest sends him through five treacherous realms of the underworld Gehenna, where he confronts his past misdeeds and undergoes a transformative purification of his soul.


The final act witnesses Samuel’s awe-inspiring visits to the seven planetary spheres, where he encounters captivating divine beings. Angels, archangels, and fairies bestow profound insights upon him, unraveling the secrets of the universe and allowing him to reconcile his karmic footprint. Through this enlightening adventure, Samuel gains clarity about his true life’s purpose.


Between Two Gates is an enchanting exploration of the soul world as Samuel unravels the mysteries of existence and embarks on a spiritual odyssey from death to birth. Readers will reflect upon the intricate tapestry of Samuel’s soul life, the redemptive power of karma, and humankind’s profound potential for a new existence filled with family, friends, and love.



Neil Perry Gordon is a highly esteemed and prolific novelist renowned for his captivating historical and metaphysical fiction. With an impressive repertoire of eleven novels and a novella, his latest masterpiece, "Between Two Gates – A Young Man’s Quest Towards Birth," is a testament to his literary prowess.


Gordon's exceptional writing has garnered accolades from esteemed publications such as Kirkus, Midwest Book Review, and Book Viral. Moreover, his readers on popular platforms like Amazon and Goodreads have showered his works with countless positive reviews, a testament to his storytelling's impact on readers.


Neil's formative years at the Green Meadow Waldorf School played a pivotal role in nurturing his passion for creativity. The school instilled in him the belief that music, dance, theater, writing, literature, legends, and myths were not mere academic subjects but rather transformative experiences to be embraced and absorbed.


Neil adopts an organic and intuitive approach to his writing process. Rather than confining himself to a rigid outline, he begins with a premise for his characters and allows the story to unfold naturally. This method births unforeseen twists and turns, weaving captivating narratives to enthrall readers. His novels balance intricate character development and exhilarating action, ensuring a dynamic pace that keeps readers eagerly turning the pages.


Neil Perry Gordon's unwavering dedication to his craft and ability to craft compelling narratives have firmly established him as an accomplished historical and metaphysical fiction author. With each new creation, he continues to captivate readers with his imaginative storytelling and profound explorations of the human experience, leaving an indelible mark on the literary world.




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