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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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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
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
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
“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
“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