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Sometimes people enter our lives and change us forever. Author Gregg Korbon’s son, Brian, was such a person. In Beyond Reason, Gregg shares the story of his sweet and brilliant nine-year-old child. Though healthy, Brian told his parents he was going to die before he reached “double digits” (age ten). Six months later, after scoring the first run of his Little League career, he collapsed.

Though his death garnered media attention, the mysteries before and after his death were never shared. Brian foresaw his future, gave himself a going away party, and left good-bye gifts and a note telling his parents not to worry about him. After his death, Brian’s influence continued. His father — a rational physician who did not believe in metaphysical phenomena — embarked on a mystical journey through grief into a creative world he did not know existed. What he learned by healing stretched the capabilities of his reasonable mind. For anyone who wants to know how grieving can become a journey of wonder and hope, Beyond Reason can guide you.

This thought-provoking and beautifully written memoir presents powerful images, ideas, and emotions. The story's unfolding is impossible to anticipate: it demands pages be turned, all the way to the end.

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Dr. Korbon, I have been doing this for five years, your show got some of the best reaction I’ve ever gotten. It touched a lot of people, thanks for coming on and sharing Brian’s story.
Best regards, Jim Harold - Host Paranormal Podcast
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Play the song Billy Corbin by Trent Wagler and The Steel Wheels

Dr. Korbon ... When I heard your story of Brian on StoryCorps several years ago I wept. I was a young father and was first struck by two parents so intimately sharing with the world your loss. Then, to hear the story of Brian, calmly predicting his own future and teaching you and the world in the meantime. The Steel Wheels were just getting started at that time and we were playing songs about John Henry and other legends of Americana with superhuman qualities. I thought about the story of your son in the same way and I believed there should be a song. It wasn’t hard to write because the story told itself. I decided to use a slightly different name for ... “artistic” reasons. Billy sounds more like an “old-timey” name to me than Brian and it’s an easier name to sing.
... Your friend, Trent Wagler

Watch the music video The Children Know

Dr. Korbon, I first heard Brian’s story on NPR’s StoryCorps and then read your book, which touched my heart. I was interested to learn that many children have premonitions of their deaths, often drawing pictures and foretelling it. It seems that Brian prepared his family for life after his passing in the most selfless act I can imagine. Brian’s story inspired me to write the song The Children Know in hope that it can spread his wonderful legacy, and give peace to anyone who has lost a child.
-- Blessings, Douglas Cogan

Praise for Beyond Reason

“Incredibly powerful and moving.”
Dave Isay, MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow, Peabody Award winner and author of Listening Is an Act of Love

“A beautiful story, beautifully told.”
Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Magical Child, and
The Death of Religion and the Rebirth of Spirit

Beyond Reason dramatically portrays a physician's transformation, through the death of his son, from the typical “reasonable” mind-set into the experience of mystery and magic. The story is powerful and the insights, profound.”
John W. Travis, MD, MPH, and author of Wellness and Wellness Workbook

“A powerful, moving story - sensitively told. From a gifted child's tragic death emerge unexpected blessings,
revealing how he had as much to teach in death as in life.
A story that challenges some of our fundamental assumptions about the nature of reality.”
Peter Russell, author of The Global Brain and From Science to God

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