This is a fascinating story exploring areas of consciousness from reincarnation to far memory. It is also a gentle love story where all the threads are brought together. Living in New York, our heroine, Amelia, has reached an exceedingly stressful stage in her life, coping with divorce, two teenagers and an excessive workload to keep her head above water. Simultaneously she is trying to complete a long-unfinished novel. A friend suggests hypnotherapy, to help at least with sleeplessness. What follows are creative inspirations, striking dreams, and surprising discoveries.
A saga of birth, death, and the afterlife. Recognitions, the first novel in a trilogy, which presents a woman under hypnosis who sometimes encounters a French girl on the cusp of marriage and sometimes an African shaman facing a village’s struggles with illness and slavery.
Premonitions, the 2nd in the trilogy is also available.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-99
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The loss of a brother in a freak accident, sent Daniela on a journey of discovery. Shortly after his death, Daniela's brother Michael began to communicate with her from the afterlife. This began an indepth study of past life regression, mediumship and the nature of consciousness. This trilogy is a fictional rendition of some of the things that Daniela has discovered.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Daniela's characters had a story to tell. Through her own work on herself and others, the interwoven stories of Amelia and Adele found their way into this trilogy. These novels will hopefully allow readers an insight into the idea of past lives and their interconnectedness with our here and now.
When Lauren, my editorial assistant, first suggested hypnotherapy, I laughed. Lauren is the spiritual type, taking three yoga classes a week and constantly talking about meditation, energies and karma. It isn’t that I don’t believe in these things. In fact, I don’t really know what I believe in, I just know that between my teenage kids and my day job and my attempts at finishing my never-ending novel, I hardly have time to explore all sorts of strange mind-body-spirit connections or whatever they call them these days.
But since Don left I pretty much lost it, in more than one way. I couldn’t focus on the books piling up on my desk, silently filling me with guilt for letting them sit there for so long. I was supposed to be spending my days securing foreign rights for American books, mostly working with French-language publishers. But I couldn’t do my job properly. I suffered from sudden anxieties during the day, and at night I couldn’t sleep. It’s not that he broke my heart or anything, it’s more like he somehow managed to crack the fragile confidence in humanity that I’ve managed to maintain over the twenty years of living in New York City.
But I couldn’t spend the entire day in front of that door with the stupid dragonfly sticker, so I decided to knock. If she turned out to be some kind of witch with missing front teeth and hair coming out of her ears, I could always make a run for it.
A woman in her late thirties opened the door, and all her teeth were intact. In fact, she had a pleasant smile.
“Come in,” she said as she shook my hand, and then signaled towards a coat hanger by the door.
As I took my coat off I felt a knot of anxiety in my throat, but I just swallowed it. There was no way back now. Taking my coat off made me feel vulnerable, as if a dice had been thrown; a decision had been made, one I couldn’t go back on anymore. I wasn’t used to feeling vulnerable; it was a recent state-of-being that I still didn’t wear well.
“So why are you here?” she asked.
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