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About Lewis Tagliaferre, Author of Theofatalism Books


Lewis Tagliaferre has written more than 200 freelance magazine articles and several books on managing grief, the metaphysics of aging, and facing the unknowns following death. Although he might be called a contrarian to established religious dogma, he prefers to be called a realistic mystic and explorer of the human psyche. An avid reader and internet researcher, his work is intended for those who are suffering loss and tragedy who find no comfort or security in traditional religious dogma.

Lewis's theofatalism books result from the necessity of surviving the untimely loss of his beloved wife when she was just 52 years old from complications of breast cancer. The resulting shock and search for a belief system he could live with culminated in forming the principles of Theofatalism, a spiritual pathway to serenity and contentment. When your life is shaken, you will reach this serenity when you realize it is God — the generator, operator, and destroyer — who is doing the shaking.


Personal Life


Born in 1933 to immigrant parents — one German, one Italian — Tagliaferre grew up in Cumberland, MD, where he played high school trumpet and starred in drama and public speaking. He served in the US Air Force on a B-36 bomber crew during the Korean War. After attending college part-time and receiving degrees in electronics and business management, he completed a long career in defense contracting and energy-related trade association management.

Lewis considers himself a recovered Baptist, deacon, and Sunday school teacher. He lives in northern Virginia with Ellie, his faithful canine companion. To learn more about Lewis Tagliaferre, contact him online.