Goodchild's book, Songlines of the Soul, brings groundbreaking scholarship and excellent writing to an idea whose time has come. Goodchild carefully weaves a story that has been quietly evolving over time, a story about a reality and consciousness that is beyond common experience. She provides material that allows her readers to view unusual (anomalous)experiences with an open mind and heart. In a most intelligent and serious writer's voice, she invites her readers to consider that others might exist, perhaps in unknown realms and are messaging those of us who can hear. With clarity and courage she wonders out loud if the purpose of these messages, these songlines, is that we might become more fully connected and more open to love.