Celluloid Diaries: Do we have past lives?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Do we have past lives?

As I Wake by Sarah DiCello
The following post is by guest author Sarah DiCello.

First, thank you Vanessa for letting me guest blog on your site today. My birthday was yesterday and what a great belated birthday gift you have given me!

Secondly, I have to read "A Good Man" because I am obsessed with Dexter. I am so sad there are only three shows left EVER.

I wish I could write thrillers like you but I can't stand the sight of blood let alone writing about it. My books are more young adult beach reads that make you question the unknown. Like do we have past lives?

My main character, Danielle Grayson, is forced into another world when she sleeps. It's so real and vivid that the smells of ocean air and feel of splintered wood are as present to her senses as if she were truly there, living within the dream.

Have you ever wondered if we have lived past lives? I know I think about these kinds of things all the time. I wonder if I was ever entranced, what would come to the forefront of my mind? Was I a royal or a pauper? Who did I love? It's all so interesting to me.

In my first novel in the breaking fate series, "As I Close My Eyes," Danielle has a hard time dealing with her "gift" but in the sequel, "As I Wake," which launches TODAY (YIPPEE!!!!), Danielle tries to embrace her ability to time-travel in her sleep. She's more aware of when it's going to happen and can now recognize the clues she's given to discover the truth to her special gift.

To purchase both "As I Close My Eyes" and "As I Wake" go to Amazon today!

You can find Sarah DiCello on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sarahdicelloauthor or at her blog - www.sarahdicello.blogspot.com. You can also reach her via Twitter - @sdicello and check her out on Goodreads at www.goodreads.com/sarahdicello.

Do you believe in past lives? Has something weird happened to you that makes you question the unknown?

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56 comments:

  1. i love dexter too even though i wasnt impresed with last season. im not sur i never realy thought about a past life not sure if i like the idea
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  2. The idea of past lives intrigues me, more books added to my wishlist!

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  3. Thanks so much, Vanessa for putting up my blog post. Happy reading everyone!

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  4. As I Wake sounds fantastic! Thanks, Sarah, for writing what sounds like a must-read book. It’s on my soon-to-read list. Can’t wait.

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  5. New follower! Found your blog through the blog hop, can't wait to get to know you more :)
    Rachel
    http://sugar-stripes.blogspot.com/

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  6. I had a past life experience like this when I was around the age of 8. I dreamed I was riding my bike on the street in front of my house and there was a tall, beautiful woman with wavy brunette hair. She was playing with me and my friends...but I felt connected with her heavily; it was very strange. I remember that dream to this day b/c I had never seen that woman before...ever, but she seemed so familiar. I guess the subconcience is capable of making up characters? I dunno.

    I read people too...not their lives, but I have a good grip on knowing if they are good or bad. I'm pretty sure I know when I'm being lied to most of the time...and I have an uncanny sense of knowing good and bad situations. After talking with a person for a short time, I can usually "size them up". A complete stranger can look at me and I get an automatic impression of their moods or what they are thinking. Not sure what that is called...nor have I ever really talked about it b/c psychic ability in the christian crowd is taboo....they call it discernment, but I'm not sure if discernment really covers everything I can do. Oh, I also knew what my husband's name would be and knew he'd have blonde hair. Does any of this connect or is there a name for any of this?

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  7. sounds like a good one thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  8. I would like to thank you for a fantastic blog post, and a brilliant giveaway (with a book that i would love to have the oportunity of reading). I am definately going to add 'as i wake' to my to-read list! thank you x

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  9. This sounds very interesting!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

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  10. This book sounds really interesting. I would love a chance to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. Thanks for linking today at UNITE! And for your visit at Richfaithrising! Have a blessed week! ~ jen

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  12. thank you so much for this fab giveaway.

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  13. I like pondering if we have past lives or not.

    Thank you for having this giveaway.

    Melissa

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  14. I think we do have past lives. My mother always dreamt about the same place when she was little. She could picture herself and what she was doing there. When she was about 12 she went and visited her brother who was stationed abroad. when they were driving down a lane she saw the house and everything that she had dreamt about. It was exactly the same except a little more run down.

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  15. My husband and I have always felt, from day one, that we have been together several times before. I never had a dream about him, we just knew when we met. Might we be twin souls who find each other in each lifetime? I met a psychic (she took a wirework class form me) and I asked her about this. She told me that indeed we had been together many times before. My husband and I have a sort of telepathic connection...I can concentrate on him calling me and he will, or concentrate on something that he needs to bring home from the store and he will. It's really cool.

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  16. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love finding new books to read!

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  17. This book sounds very interesting to read. Thank you so much for this giveaway! :)

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  18. As I Wake sounds like a great book. Thriller story with some relationship in there too.

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  19. I've had the feeling that I did something before. Like if I go somewhere and feels like I been here and I have lived it. It's a real funny feeling. I do think sometimes I lived before, just of how old this earth/world is, you could have lived before.
    As I Wake sounds very good, I would love to read it! Thanks!!
    donna harris
    donna_squaw_1952@yahoo.com

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  20. I commented before and I forgot to say, if I win, I would like a printed copy. I don't have a kindle fire, ereader or anything like it. I like the feel and smell of regular books. I'm old school and not up with electronic stuff besides I'm disabled and have a little, little income so I can't afford to buy all that stuff. Thanks!
    donna harris
    donna_squaw_1952@yahoo.com

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway! This book sounds really fascinating. I'd prefer a print book please.

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  22. I'm not sure if I believe in past lives or not, but it's something to think about!

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  23. I would love to win this giveaway!

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  24. I love reading books like this.....

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  25. Interesting. There had been times when I can vividly see places in my mind I know I have never been to. One was an old town in Italy. My grandparents are from Italy. I just chalked it up to a very intense dream but now I wonder if it was something else. Maybe memories are transferred through DNA? Certainly seems plausible. We have instincts that do the same, why not memories?

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway, I like to read
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  27. @Leo

    The eggs that a woman uses to conceive a child were created when that woman herself was in the womb. The DNA of those cells are locked away, and won’t change no matter what happens to that woman throughout her life. Likewise, the stem cells that continually produce sperm throughout a man’s life existed when that man was but a newborn boy (though they didn’t start dividing until puberty), and so anything that happens to that man will not affect the DNA of his sperm.

    Furthermore, it is extremely unlikely that any permanent changes to the DNA of even brain cells would occur in response to memory formation. Long-term potentiation, the process whereby brain cells form connections to embody a memory, does indeed involve changes in DNA expression (i.e. how often a piece of DNA is read), but doesn’t involve any changes to the DNA itself. And, even if it did, it wouldn’t affect the germ cells (sperm and egg), so wouldn’t be passed to the next generation.

    It’s true that there is much we don’t know, especially in the areas of junk DNA and RNA interference, but what we do know about memory formation and inheritance is enough to suggest that inherited memories are impossible.

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  28. I am very interested in the subject matter and would love to give this a read.

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  29. i havre always been fascinated with past lives

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  30. Thanks so much, looks like a great read

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  31. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway - I'm not sure about past lives but I have an open mind.
    maria_nay@Hotmail.com

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  33. This looks like a great book!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. Past lives is a touchy subject for most people. Most religions accept that "older" souls and/or reincarnation of some sort exists. In the pagan community, your past lives dictates the lessons you need to learn in this one. Danielle's ability would come in awfully handy.

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  35. Thanks for the giveaway, this book sounds interesting

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  36. I love stories about past lives and the unknown. This kind of topic really interests me. Thanks for the chance to win.
    cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

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  37. The idea of past lives intrigues me,for real.

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

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  38. I would love to win a print copy of this book

    josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. love love love stories about past lives *fingers crossed*

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  40. michelle gilliland mcafeeDecember 30, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    This sounds great. I would love to win. I believe we could have past lives sure.

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  41. Great give-a-way! I love books about past lives. If I were to win, I would choose the paperback copy.

    Thanks!

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  42. Looks like a really great read!
    peacefulperspective@live.com

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  43. Would love to read this I love stories like this!

    bblanto4@hotmail.com

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  44. Oooh! Oooh! I’d like to enter!

    I think if there’s anything I want to learn more about, it would be past lives.

    I’d be really interested in reading As I Wake.

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  45. I’d love to read that book.

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  46. THanks for the giveaway
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  47. I'd love to check this book out.
    superbong777 @ aol . com

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  48. This sounds very interesting! I have always had very strange dreams :) Thank you!
    Nichole2577 at aol dot com

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  49. This book sounds amazing...just the book I would love reading! Thanks for posting!

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  50. I'd love to read As I Wake because I'm obsessed with past lives.

    Happy New Year to you and your family! It has been such a pleasure to read along again this year!

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