This was posted on Thursday October 27th, 2011 Frank Colatosti was my advisor for hypnosis terminology as well as the inspiration for the gentleman who guides the group past-life regression in London , where Bill and Maggie discover they had a past life together.
OUR MEETING.....I first met M.C.V. Egan, Catalina when she participated in one of my group past life regressions inSeptember of 2010. Yes, they do occur and Catalina had a great experience, seeing herself as a woman of means, about a hundred years ago, traveling a great deal with vivid memories ofEaster Island. Catalina mentioned that she had been researching a book for 18 years and that if she lived during the period of the book, she would love to have a private past life regression to that time period so as to obtain additional back ground. About a month latter Catalina did indeed regress to that period and was very close to one of the main characters of the story. I won't say who the individual was; I will leave that for Catalina to share if she chooses. As a result, she obtained additional details on that time period, with a personal connection.
THE BOOK.....It was interesting knowing a few details of the story prior to the book being published. It was fascinating to read how Catalina intertwined non-fiction and fiction to create a wonderful tale; twisting history and fantasy into a great story. Using past life regression, as a tool to blend truth and make believe.
THE AUTHOR.....Catalina Egan an outgoing, vivacious, intelligent woman , with a great sense of humor, much more fun than the Catalina of the book. Yes she worked on this story for 18 years, but she lived her life to the fullest as she did. As a past life hypnotist I look for karmic patterns. I see Catalina as someone who was close to one of the main characters and didn't accept the official reports of the crash at the time and choose to be born as the grand daughter of another main character to shed light on what really happened. There are few coincidences in life; we typically don't know the entire story.
Thank you Catalina for wonderful adventure, I'm looking forward to your next story. Please don't wait 18 years however.
Psychics are a phenomena that I have explored since I was 16. At the time I lived in the Washington D.C. area and had a high school friend whose father was the ambassador for the Dominican Republic. Laughing and reading my horoscope from a magazine my friend told me that she did not believe in any of that but that the cook at the embassy was well-known in Santo Domingo as a fortuneteller. The lady was a smiling beaming ray of light, she made me feel at ease, did not ask for or expect any payment and frankly I do not remember if she read my palm, or used cards. Two years later when I was laying in a hospital bed in France, with plenty of time to think, I remembered much of what the lady predicted- this included an automobile accident in a faraway land around the age of 18. I was not driving I had had no control over my fate to make this happen. Once I was healthy I read a few books on astrology, palmistry and any other psychic phenomena I found interesting. Through the years I have met many good psychics, and realized that my dearest friend from childhood is one! So when I felt blocked by my lack of knowledge in what I was researching it felt very natural to seek the help of Psychics. There were several psychics used to research The Bridge of Deaths; all of them are acknowledged in the back of the book. Most of them helped through the use of psychometry, this is done by holding an object and describing what is seen or heard. The only difference between the narrative of any of the psychics (some prefer to be known as reverend, intuitive, healer, Shaman) was in what each one chose to give details about. Their stories were however the same.In the course of the research I have had one strict rule not to work with any psychic who asked for information (other than my date of birth) before they provided information, and I have frankly made it difficult even for the psychics I have come to trust. This was done in part to give my research some form of validation inasmuch as it was done because I am by nature very skeptical.