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She Walks in Beauty in The Next Room with Jim McCarty

Jim_McCarty_2_510969316.jpgIt’s a show of serendipitous alignment this week on the show. Years ago, when Jane was a rock-n-roll D.J. playing Yardbirds tunes on KTYD, little did she know she would be interviewing the drummer for the band years later about the afterlife. Jane welcomes Jim McCarty on The Next Room to talk about his mystical journey on connecting with his wife Lizzie after she crossed. Jim and his friend Dave Thompson connect again to write another book, but this time it’s to talk about the thread that bridges him to his beloved wife. She Walks in Beauty is beautifully written and describes his synchronistic path to unravel his search for answers about how to find Elizabeth and hear her direction from The Next Room. 

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She_Walks_in_Beauty_283651076.jpgShe Walks In Beauty is the tale of Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty’s lifelong quest to unravel the mysteries of the world that exist beyond the world in which we live. Beginning with a childhood fascination with the paranormal that only gathered strength as he grew older, this book explores the world hidden just out of reach, the shadows that are just out of sight and the certainty that there is an enduring connection between the living and the dead. 

Jim_McCarty_931170209.jpgWoven in and around his career as a musician, McCarty reflects upon the books and films that signposted his course, and the myriad places to which his curiosity led him, from war-time bomb-sites to public seances, from suburban English healing centres to pilgrimages to India, China and the Himalayas. 

He looks back at the songs he has written that chart that journey, beginning with the Yardbirds’ “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,” through to his recent solo work. He recalls the friends and musicians who have joined him on his quest, including Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf, and Renaissance/Stairway bassist Louis Cennamo. He tells stories… so many stories… of his years in and out of music, forever searching for answers to the questions he had - and, ultimately, finding them. 

She Walks in Beauty is not the typical rock’n’roll autobiography. There again, Jim McCarty is not the typical rock’n’roller.


About Jane Asher:

Jane Asher has always been a natural connector who has enjoyed a successful career in media and the music industry, most notably at major radio stations in San Diego and Santa Barbara. Several years ago, she stepped away from terrestrial radio when Empower Radio reached out and asked her to create a show about her passion. The Next Room podcast was born.

Demystifying death daily, she interviews professionals and practitioners from diverse backgrounds about death, dying, grief, beliefs and cultural traditions surrounding the journey we all must ultimately make. The show airs across 11 platforms and has connected her with extraordinary people throughout this community. The Next Room has recently become the official podcast of the Beautiful Dying Expo.

Jane is also passionate about being involved in mission work. She has been part of a team for over five years that has built homes in Tijuana for families in need through Lutheran Border Concerns. She has traveled to El Salvador to feed the homeless, Malaysia to help build a school on Borneo, and Armenia to work with women and children in the small village of Amre Taza. Most recently, she was on a humanitarian mission in the Dominican Republic. 

Her book, The Next Room is a story transcending space and time, of a relationship between mother and daughter that grew stronger through death. Written together, by initially enlisting interpretation through a psychic medium, The Next Room takes us on a daughter's journey through learning eternal life lessons on forgiveness, grief, grace, gratitude, and the limitless love of all, God.

Jane lives in San Diego with her husband, Tom. She is now answering her passion-filled purpose and writing daily alongside her puppy and muse, Mamba.