A Conversation With
Author of FOAL AND THE ANGELS—Wisdom Comes Through: A Journey of Understanding
FROM THE SPIRITUAL REALM
FOAL and the Angels is about a journey to understand the great wisdom hidden behind life. Through a series of dreams and insightful messages that provide FOAL with some pretty intensive lessons, the mystery of life unravels, and he shares these spiritual discoveries with other seekers.
I would like to begin by asking where the ideas behind FOAL and the Angels came from? What was your main inspiration?
Well, you start with the most controversial question for me! Truth be told, the story of this book was given to me practically during my sleep and during meditation. And sometimes it was even whispered in my ears J by invisible friends… not joking here! If you asked me about some particular sentences that I remember well, I could even tell you which ear it was, left or right! So I am afraid I don’t really have a main inspiration. All these incredible `teaching` dreams were the inspiration in themselves, and a gift at the same time. Yes, a gift! From whom, you ask? Well, THAT is the question, right? But does it really matter if they were Angels or God or a Collective Consciousness or simply my subconscious? They are beautiful and so wise and they hold a huge and profound lesson of growth and potential for everyone. At least so I hope.
Do you have a specific writing style?
Honestly, I don’t know if I have a `specific` style, I have never even thought about it. I just write the only way I know!
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes. And I am very passionate about this. At night, but not only at night, we do have a chance at communicating with other layers of dimensions and of course with the inhabitants of those dimensions. If we are willing to give it a real try and keep an open heart, this is an avenue open to practically anybody because everybody dreams, right? Of course, this is not something I can prove to you rationally, but if you asked any real dreamer or OBE (out of body experience) traveller, they will all tell you the same thing.
Now, since I am really no scientist, I can speak only from some very personal experiences, but I know that with the quantum theory we are closing up the gap between science and spirituality, and am pretty sure that in a very near future, many of the so-called spiritual theories will be well vindicated by science itself.
What books have most influenced your life?
Well, I love the Bronte sisters and Daphne Du Maurier in particular, especially if we talk of writing styles.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
In this very moment of my life, I would choose Robert Moss, as I feel very close to his way of looking at dreams, astral travels, other dimensions and besides, I really love the way he writes. Pure poetry in prose.
What book are you reading now?
I am skimming a few of Swedenborg`s books right now, and just started perusing the Upanishads. But don’t worry! I also read lighter stuff like Harry Potter, Twilight, etc!
Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Entity? Do you mean a person or invisible entity? J Before the publishing of FOAL and the Angels, a few friends were very supportive indeed with all the reading/editing stuff, but more recently, Anthropology Professor Marco Pardi and inspirational author Denise Barry showed me the greatest support in helping spread the word.
However, if you`re asking about invisible entities… well, as far as I am concerned, there were very many!
Do you see writing as a career?
I didn’t start writing to make a career. Writing is something I enjoy doing, and in FOAL and the Angels’ particular case it really felt as if it was requested I shared my experience with others.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything about your book?
No, I couldn’t change anything. In fact, I put a lot of effort in trying not to change anything at all, and focused on reporting exactly the dreams and voices as the experiences they were for me.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I have been writing poems since I was ten, so I guess that is when it originally started.
Who designed the cover?
I really like my book cover. It was designed by professional designers at Turning Stone Press. They sent me a few to choose from, but this one was just too perfect to be true!
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
To find the right ‘personal/impersonal’ thread to stitch all the dreams and messages together into the format of a fairytale, without making it too private.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
‘Learn anything’ is definitely an understatement. I learned so much I could hardly put everything in any book. But to sum it up, I daresay that it taught me how to live in a more conscious way; it taught me that every little action counts, every thought we have is of the utmost importance, every insignificant word makes a difference, and we must not let these moments pass us by unconsciously. We are here to live every moment.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Don’t ever let yourself believe you are alone in this world. Actually, there is quite a crowd indeed of, so to speak, ‘imaginary’ friends around us all the time!