Talking publicly about experiences which many people have but few are prepared openly to admit, seems to a natural sceptic like Anne Whitaker to be a useful exercise in showing respect for both the rational dimensions of life and those ‘other’ dimensions which send the reductionists into a lather of (non-rational!) fury.
In “Wisps from the Dazzling Darkness” she offers her account of thirty years’ experiences of atmospheres, dreams, ghosts, mediumship, mystical experience, poltergeist phenomena, prediction, premonitions, reincarnation and telepathy. She also attempts to provide an explanation for those experiences by setting them in the context of contemporary scientific research which is open to the idea that we may live in a multi-levelled universe which is not only stranger than we suppose, but stranger than we can suppose….
Praise for “Wisps from the Dazzling Darkness” – extracts from a selection of public comments on the serialised version (2010-12)
Submitted on 2011/10/21 at 9:37 pm by charty at fablefoundation.com
I came across your site quite by chance…. I was immediately taken by the compelling nature of your words, the honesty, the authenticity and the simplicity…..Your work is incredibly important because you address these issues very clearly and simply and with grace. Discernment is the key to making it thru the challenges of the next decade….you are really helping us all by your work and I salute you for it!
Submitted on 2010/09/23 at 12:53 pm by rob at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Anne thanks for opening this space – in fact, in an age of dire scepticism and ‘Trollery’, creating a safe space for people to talk about their experiences is essential, when we lack cultural endorsement …. Looking forward to more!
……And a recent very positive review from blogger Ellis Nelson
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Intriguing, can’t wait for my copy to arrive!!
It is winging its way to you even as I write! And many thanks for buying it.
The following conversation between Bev and me took place in recent days, following a comment Bev left on my Biog/Contact page. I felt it was highly relevant to “Wisps from the Dazzling Darkness” in terms both of its inception and its content, so have placed it here. Thanks, Bev, for your support and interest!
from Bev, at http://ghosttalkblog.com/ | March 12, 2014 at 6:46 pm
Anne, your background is interestingly diverse…I think it wonderful that you are open to the paranormal/metaphysical sides of our existence which many scholars appear to have difficulty accepting. Were you always open to this other side or did you come to accept it based on your own experiences?
Anne Whitaker | March 13, 2014 at 10:34 am
I grew up in the Western Isles of Scotland in an atmosphere where our Celtic culture was suffused with tales of the Otherworld and the supernatural – I talk about some aspects of this in “Wisps from the Dazzling Darkness”. So – openness to the uncanny was in my blood and environment.
Added to that is my own open-minded curiosity about just about everything, coupled with a strongly rational orientation. I am naturally sceptical in the pure sense of the word which unfortunately has been degraded in recent decades to mean dismissive of anything outwith the limited perspectives of reductionism. And then of course, there were my own intermittent, unlooked for, at the time unwelcome – but genuine experiences which did not fit the ‘normal’ frame.
Add it all up, and here I am, living in a universe which I know is not only stranger than we suppose, but stranger than we CAN suppose!
from Bev http://ghosttalkblog.com/| March 14, 2014 at 4:28 am
Anne, I always give a great cheer when someone with a “strong rational orientation” is introduced to the supernatural/metaphysical worlds. Perhaps it is your mission in this lifetime and your reason for incarnating at this time to learn about these worlds and write about them to educate others.
Thanks, Bev. That is a supportive thought.
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
Hello Anne, I’ve just ordered your book – really excited to read it!
Thanks, Linda. Have just emailed you with the book. Anne