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Monday, October 25, 2010

Fascination with a Touch of the Supernatural

For as long as I can remember, I've had a fascination with the supernatural. That's probably why I like to include a little of it in some of my books. Night Watch hints at the possibility the heroine is a "walk-in." Secrets by the Sea has a few ghosts inside (and outside) a gothic-like old mansion, and Eagle Rising moves along with action sparked by the heroine's dreams.

Because of these interests, I am drawn to learn more about the subject of channeling. Writing the Divine for Soul Growth and Channeling by Sara Wiseman explores that intriguing subject. I suspect her book will captivate other writers as well.

In her book, Wiseman explains that when you channel, you are asking for a "direct connection with the Divine," that you are requesting specific guidance. This is unlike praying which is asking God's help in solving a problem or meditation which locks you into the hum of the universe, she observes.

A strong writer will find channeled writing gives a clearer "direction than simple channeling," she says. She also urges those who are channeling to "write down what you hear even if you don't like it."

This book contains 33 lessons, one of which is on the illusion of time and death as transformation. If you want to channel easily, come with a clear mind, the author says.

Writing the Divine tells about another avenue a writer may wish to explore as he or she investigates and researches new books.


Enid Wilson said...

I like to watch John Edwards, though many doubt if his channeling ability is real.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If I was channeling when I was writing, then I missed it!

Marian Allen said...

I think all character-based writing is a form of channeling, though perhaps not as officially defined. The writer MUST write from the character's point of view, or else the "characters" are nothing but mouthpieces for what the writer wants to communicate and have no life in them. They're what I call "sock puppets", rather than "real" characters.

Marian Allen

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