On Dragonfly Wings – a Skeptic's Journey to Mediumship, is a candid and personal search for the meaning of life, of death and of grief. It aims to give hope to those who have lost a loved one and to those who are about to pass beyond – hope that this is not an end. Written for lay people, rather than experienced spiritualists or mediums, and for anyone who is curious about exploring further, it provides practical tools to help readers find their own spiritual truth and path.
- Based on the experiences of the author, upon the untimely death of her brother, it is a well-written and engaging story with plenty of evidence to give comfort to the bereaved. ~ Editor's Note, Kindred Spirit Magazine May-June 2014
- On Dragonfly Wings: A Skeptic's Journey to Mediumship is an inspirational guide by Daniela I. Norris. After losing her younger brother Michael to drowning, Daniela went on a journey of self-discovery. Everything started when the author felt Michael’s presence at his own funeral. Different from previous times when Daniela received communication from loved ones in dreams, this time she got a real message from her brother. From that point on, wanting to learn more about this phenomenon and other spiritual experiences she had had before, Daniela decided to take past-life regression courses. She went under hypnosis and learned about her past existences. These courses changed her life and brought meaning to what she was experiencing. On Dragonfly Wings is beautifully written and is one of the most well-crafted books I have read in English literature. Besides taking us on a journey through her own personal experiences, Daniela guides us to use our potential for our well-being and for the betterment of others. I loved the fact that she backs up her explanation of mediumship phenomena with various trustworthy sources. That not only brought credibility to the material, but also demystifies the idea of the spiritual world and its wonders. The book is based on her personal experiences, but also on many researches on the subject matter. Daniela teaches to use the pendulum, read auras, and brings up thoughtful insights on birth and death. It is definitely a great read for those who are looking for some sort of comfort (such as grieving a loss), looking for answers to something that no one can explain, or even getting a better understanding of spirituality. I liked this book so much that this is already my second time reading it. I certainly recommend it. *****five star review ~ Kelly Santana, Reviewed for Readers’ Favorite
- On Dragonfly Wings is at once the story of a journey and a guide to entering the realm of the spiritual. Inspired by the tragic death of her brother, Daniela Norris recounts how this life-changing event opened up her heart and her mind to a whole other perspective on the world and thereby to another way of life. Poignant and practical, risk-taking yet with a dose of skepticism that we can perhaps all identify with when first considering such concepts as past-lives, the afterlife and the power of positive thought and energy, it is at once comforting and thought-provoking. This illuminating book guides the reader with gentleness and understanding to ask ourselves the questions that Daniela Norris has asked herself. ~ Sharon Pollack, writer-director of Everything Relative
- It was the sub title "A Skeptic's Journey to Mediumship" which attracted my attention. As an open minded skeptic I was drawn into Daniela Norris' very personal story of how she came to discover, be trained in and now practice mediumship. She takes the reader on her journey from mourning to the realisation that death is definitely not the end. Her story is interjected with other bits of her experiencing past life regression, and she also gives some practical instructions on various technics which the reader can try out for themselves. This is not simply a biography and it is not a technical or instructional book, yet it has all of those elements in it. Daniela Norris has done an excellent job in telling her story and leaving the reader with something to grapple with on their own. The reader will come away with a calmer feeling about birth and death and if curiosity has been awakened the tools in the book can help in the awakening of an inner knowing. ~ Jim Murdoch, author of Pursuit and founder of www.indiebookworld.com
Daniela is a former diplomat, turned political writer, and with age and wisdom - now spiritual writer.
Her stories, articles and essays have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, and first collection of short stories, titled 'The Year Spring Turned into Winter' was out in December 2008. Crossing Qalandiya - Exchanges Across the Israeli Palestinian Divide, co-authored with Shireen Anabtawi, was published in the UK in May 2010. Her upcoming book, On Dragonfly Wings - a skeptic's journey to mediumship , is due out in April 2014 from Axis Mundi Books and a short story collection titled Angel Feather: Ten Tales from the Other Side, in November 2014 from Soul Rocks Books.
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