Emily is the author of Mystical Interludes and she considers herself to be an ordinary person whose unexpected and astonishing experiences caused her to feel “different” from her family and friends. When she was in elementary school, her gently cultivated faith in God enabled her to survive abuse and trauma without lasting anger, bitterness or blame.
At age eighteen she had a near-death experience, which seemingly opened the door to subsequent spiritual events. Unable to share her mystical encounters with most friends or family for fear they’d think her “strange,” she kept them to herself. Now in her later years, she realizes the many meaningful ways those fortuitous happenings have impacted her life.
In hope that other “ordinary people” like herself will come forth and share their “extraordinary experiences,” she chronicles ten of her stunning interludes in this book. Emily is a retired teacher of high school English, mother of three and grandmother of four.
She has traveled to various parts of the United States and to Europe, Egypt, China, Thailand and Israel to explore spiritual, religious and supernatural mysteries, including her own. Her book invites readers to share their own stories in a forthcoming book, Mystical Interludes II: A Collection of Ordinary People’s Mystical Experiences.