Sandra Ingerman has good credentials in both the scientific as well as the metaphysical areas of studies. When I first heard about some of the very things she works with, I was fairly skeptical. After becoming more involved, I realized that she deals with effective and interesting methods of healing one's mind, body, and soul. I had started reading this book when I received a call that my mother was in the hospital 4 hours away. It was December in the Rockies and not a good time to be driving anywhere. I ended up spending a month with my brother and sister at our mother's, visiting her in the hospital each day. Since only 2 people were allowed in the room at one time, I would read this book while awaiting my turn. This book was so comforting for me. I was able to relate it to the situation in which I found myself at that time and it was a tremendous help for me during one of the most traumatic, emotional times of my life. I do highly recommend the book and its author. One doesn't have to believe everything that is written in any book, but when a book has so many wonderful insights for the reader to take with them to help them in their everyday existence, it has my blessings!!