This book is a true account of the ongoing and mind-blowing experiences between David Young, a multi-talented musician/producer artist, and former Beatle George Harrison. What David Young, who plays two flutes at one time and has sold over a million CDs, has documented is verifiable, real, and astounding. Every time he questioned his direction, he was (is) guided by one of the most loved, respected, and spiritual musicians of all time. The story abounds with seemingly impossible synchronicities, lined up one after the other in perfect time, all of them helping him to rise above his life’s challenges, and not only evolve as a musician, but as a spiritual being as well. George entered David’s life during a time of devastating heartbreak. This intervention was just the beginning of over forty incredible experiences. George’s musical genius began to channel through David’s own music. After recording forty instrumental CDs, David spontaneously wrote and recorded twenty-five vocal songs in thirty days!—songs with depth and rich production values like the Beatles, in a rock-with-soul style he had never done before. What is George trying to communicate, and why has he chosen David? Channeling Harrison proves there is life after death—or, better yet, life after life.
The book comes with a free download of three of these Harrison-inspired songs, as well as three spiritual instrumental tracks.
David Young has recorded 55 albums and has sold over a million CDs. His relaxing instrumental music features a unique technique of playing two recorders (renaissance flutes) in harmony at one time. He is also an accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist whose voice and songs have been used on numerous TV productions. Over 10,000 massage therapists, spas, healing centers, and hospital all over the world use his instrumental music every day to help people find peace in this stressful world.
Editor's Preface by Robert S. Friedman
I've been involved with some, shall we say, intriguing authors and books in my almost forty years in the publishing business. Authors like Neale Donald Walsch (Conversations with God) and Richard Bach (Messiah's Handbook) are among them. I must say that working with David Young on Channeling Harrison is high on that list. The sheer number of synchronicities that have occurred in his life around his interaction with George Harrison is mind-boggling. Carl Jung, are you listening?
Even in the short time he was at my home in Virginia, as we made the final editing changes, some amazing things happened right here in the house, and in my life. Well before we even contracted the book, stuff was happening around the publishing company. A couple of events are in this book...for example, David's meeting on the road, at random, with one of my neighbors (there are only about twelve houses on this entire dead-end unpaved road). The neighbor is a sound engineer, and he just "happened" to have a good friend who was a well-known drummer, and played with George on his album, All Things Must Pass.
But I think it's important to mention one incident that didn't make the final cut. While David was here, we had a couple of conversations, the theme of which could be summed up as, "What does George want?" How did he know that it was really George Harrison, and if so, why was he playing in David's life? I was writing that question on the computer, in the working manuscript, as we wondered how it would be answered. At the exact moment I typed that line, the power went off in the entire house, on a perfectly clear, windless day. And when it came back on in about ten seconds, that line was missing when we booted up the computer and pulled the manuscript back onto the screen. Guess George didn't want us to deal with that question right then.
Certainly, George's influence has caused David to write music that pulled him back to his roots, and to again write song lyrics, which he had given up writing years ago in order to focus on his flute music. Was George just trying to write "through" David, to express his creatiuvity again in a physical universe? That wouldn't be an unknown or even an unusual phenomenon, as there have been a number of reports of people channeling Beethoven or Bach, and writing some remarkable music in the process. But that music will never be taken seriously as the work of those masters in this material world. After all, how does one know it's really Ludwig or Johann Sebastian?
Is George attempting, through David, to get some messages out to the world? Surely he must know that most people might think the whole idea of that notion is just crazy. But perhaps that's the real motivation. If one could somehow prove that it's really George, by the sheer number of synchronicities and information that is conveyed . . . then it follows that we would have to accept the reality of life after death. Not necessarily in a "heaven" or a "hell," but that some portion of us, our soul, our essence, our piece of God, live on and maintains something of our previous personality.
In my humble opinion, I believe that may be the overarching message of this book. Just imagine how the current paradigm of the world would change if human beings knew, not just had faith, that life goes on after we shed these bodies ... that we continue evolving beyond this physical lifetime. Would we treat each other as if we are all brothers and sisters sharing one world—and hold all life sacred? Would we finally understand that love is all you really need? I hope that David's adventure of Channeling Harrison can help us to understand that universal question. It may be a long and winding road, but I know we'll all get there in the end.
Chapter 1: 1973
Chapter 2: October 2010
Chapter 3: This Change is Gonna Do Me Good
Chapter 4: En Route to the Ashram
Chapter 5: The Flute and Krishna's Birthday
Chapter 6: I Sure Have Seen Better Days
Chapter 7: The Concert for Bangladesh
Chapter 8: The Online Dating Adventures
Chapter 9: Yogaphoria
Chapter 10: One Look
Chapter 11: Come Home with Me
Chapter 12: Whatever Road You Choose
Chapter 13: I Finish Everything I Start
Chapter 14: Foodbye
Chapter 15: Sir Paul, Heather, and the Standing Ovation
Chapter 16: Story Time with DAY (David A. Young)
Chapter 17: The Key to Your Heart
Chapter 18: Zarina, Zarina, Zarina
Chapter 19: And Still I Wait
Chapter 20: I'm Still Missing You
Chapter 21: More Soup
Chapter 22: One-Woman Man
Chapter 23: Gotta Get Close to You
Chapter 24: Miscommunication
Chapter 25: I've Given Up: I Can't Save You from You
Chapter 26: Are You Following Me Around?
Chapter 27: YouTube Link
Chapter 28: 10/10/10
Chapter 29: Is He an Angel Now?
Chapter 30: No Direction Calling Me Home
Chapter 31: The Photograph
Chapter 32: The Painting and the Rolling Stone
Chapter 33: Layla
Chapter 34: The Beatles and the Bard
Chapter 35: 12/12/12
Chapter 36: Harrison House
Chapter 37: Something in the Way She Moves
Chapter 38: Just Be
Chapter 39: Tom Petty and the Number 42
Chapter 40: Victoria and the Agent
Chapter 41: Grandma Returns
Chapter 42: Goodness
Epilogue: St. George and the Dragon
Appendix: In Memory of Mark Reale
About the Author
"Legend" by Doug Munson
A thousand years ago, according to English legend, a kingdom was threatened by a venomous dragon. The dragon would periodically demand a beautiful maiden as ransom. One day, the dragon claimed ransom of the king's daughter to spare the kingdom its wrath.
Upon hearing the princess was in peril of being consumed by the dragon, a gallant knight rushed to her aid on his white steed. A terrible battle ensued, but in the end, the good knight, whose name was George, slew the dragon in the soft tissues under its wing with lance and sword, sparing the kingdome and freeing the princess. Such is the legend of St. Goerge and the dragon. Oh, and by the way, St. George is the patron saint of England.
Today, a thousand years later, this story lives on in metaphor for David Young. The venomous dragon is fear. Its hardened scales are doubts of all shapes and sizes. Our spiritual welfare is the kingdom at stake.