Sapphire author, Edward Fahey will present his third novel on Friday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m. The Gardens of Ailana explores the metaphysical, the idea that there are places on this planet not confined to the logic of men or limitations of science. In this modern-day fictional tale, four people with very different backgrounds, each scarred by a horrific childhood, meet at a place of healing where one’s most crippling darkness must be faced down. In the rubble of their lives and broken spirits they learn that in their weaknesses lie their most profound strengths. In their festering wounds they find hope. In The Gardens of Ailana we see through the souls of mystics, experience laying-on-of-hands from the healer’s point of view. Feel at home among wonders and magic. Fahey says of The Gardens of Ailana, “This is the book others have been laying the groundwork for and building towards.” Novelist and teacher, Fahey spent his life hunting magic, seeking out the other sides of reality. His previous novels are Mourning After and Entertaining Naked People. To reserve any of his books please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.
Friday, May 22, 2015 – 6:30pm
3 E Jackson St.
Sylva, NC 28779
I am absolutely amazed at the wisdom, deep truth, and heavy duty teachings in “The Gardens of Ailana”! I find insights I have never seen any philosopher or great spiritual teacher even hint at before! (And I hate using exclamation points) Every day it all just pours through – a thousand words or more in a couple of hours – and I am learning so much from each scene and passage. I feel like I am READING each chapter, not writing it. I am so very, very grateful for these teachings
Will be doing a reading from “The Mourning After” (and perhaps from my new book, “The Gardens of Ailana”) at the Quest Bookshop in New York City on Sunday, May 11th.
We may call upon angelic presences to help us offer healing to someone in great pain or need. But often then we block their help by getting too willful. When we say we want such and such a result; we want their cancer removed, want their marriage issues resolved, we are coming from ego. We cannot know what the root problem is, or what results might constitute true and deepest healing.
Just wish them the best from a clear space within your soul, then get out of the way.
You do need to focus, to project with clear intent; but you cannot kill out their karma and wrestle what you want for them out of the inevitable.
– Another point: We call upon angels to help us when we are determined to help other humans or animals. But how often do we ask angels if there is any way we can help them?
While developing my new novels about hurting people growing into healers, I’m also interested in key moments that really meant something as you developed your sensitivities through Therapeutic Touch, or some other Laying on of Hands type interface. Was there a time when you were riddled with self-doubt, but then it all changed? Perhaps one key interaction when you could no longer deny that you were having an effect; your client was definitely responding and you could no longer tell yourself if was just your imagination, or your client’s own wish fulfillment? Did your growing sensitivities start to affect your outside life as well? Did your life start filling and thrilling with amazing, and helpful synchronicity and “coincidences”? Did people start telling you that you had been showing up in their dreams? Did you believe them?
While partnered up to assess a client, did you see a color some time where your partner on the other side felt a temperature shift? How did you discuss that; how did you rectify the two? Do you feel it anywhere else than in your hands?
As I write these scenes I will have a number of people exploring and growing from such experiences. I’d like to explore how these things hit different people in different ways; particularly how it changes them inside, and how their lives change as they do. These healing and revealing processes don’t have to have come from formal training. Perhaps some traumatic or special event brought them on. Maybe they just started up spontaneously.
Anyone care to share? You can always private message me, you know.
I’m also thinking about including someone who keeps praising Jesus, but not in any crazy fundie “Our guy is the only guy and the rest of you suck” kinda way. I want her to show what his real teachings really offered as she works alongside those of other faiths or none at all. She won’t be central, but I may put her in.
Lots of ideas popping in this tale of healers being themselves healed; care to contribute any of your own? As Mickey Rooney might say, “Hey, kids; my dad’s got a barn! Let’s write a novel!”
The new book I’m now writing is basically a story based on my own experiences, but maybe some of you can offer your own. You know how as you develop yourselves as healers, you seem to dissolve, to be less aware of your physical form? Particularly, I suppose, if you travel long distances out-of-body to help. As you become more aware of the part you play in the vastness, you feel less stuck in your body. Death is just as comfortable as life, and some of those walls fall away. So this story is about a healer who identifies less and less with her little self; and so after her body dies, she just steps out of it. Keeps right on healing. People find her garden is haunted, but not in a scary way, and ever more people come to her for help. – I would be happy to hear your own stories of feeling less dense, more ethereal in your highest moments, if these are not too personal to share. Thank you in advance.
Sending healing to another is a very mild connection, suggestion, request, and transmission.
You don’t bully their doors down, slobber healing all over them, and then trumpet your successes.
If you really want to be a healer, it has to be about that other person. You can’t “fix her” unless she does most of the work. And if you then feel proud of what “you” have accomplished, you are shutting that whole process down.