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Praise for Light behind the Angels

Susan Kramer, Meditation Editor, Bellaonline:

Light Behind the Angels by Lauren D'Silva is more than a spiritual read, it details an in-depth process of coming into our full glory as human souls while still encased in bodies. 

Lauren D'Silva shares her own mystical and practical journey on the path to enlightenment step-by-step in great detail, and in a manner that lets readers feel they are right there witnessing each transition and transformation.

Besides following the journey many key aspects of mystical practices are revealed that would take maybe 10 books to otherwise learn about.

Ms. D'Silva doesn't hold back on revealing all the beautiful insight she experiences, right along with stories of when events didn't go as hoped or expected. And that is real life, not a fairytale of events, but instead the highs and lows of forward and backward movement toward the ultimate goal.

You'll learn about the topography of this part of Great Britain and this really puts you in the place where the author lived. You can see the towns and landscapes, both. I find that is so important in understanding the characters in the book. The rich detail paid to describing places in time also carries readers right to those moments. Also of note is the writing style which flows smoothly and keeps the reader engaged.

As we are all connected in the human family you may feel very familiar with the turn of events as they occur, I know I did. Reading this book is more than one person's journey, it brings us to what we are all meant to find out about ourselves as human beings on planet earth, and as souls of the larger universal family.

This is a must-read for all New Age travelers!

Up front I admit to a biased view and a spot of nepotism here, as this book is written by my good friend Lauren D’Silva. What’s more I actually appear in it as myself! But I wouldn’t be a friend if I didn’t celebrate and promote this important achievement for her so here we go.

Lauren is an established and experienced crystal healer and teacher but this book focuses on the fascinating exploration of her own past lives and their impact on her current life. When she meets a new boyfriend Steve, an ancient curse is triggered and Lauren has to make a choice – try to unravel the tangled threads and find forgiveness or remain bound by long-past mistakes.

This is a fascinating read just for the story alone, and women everywhere will be able to relate to Lauren’s desire to find love and fulfillment with an equal partner. She is also wonderfully down to earth, with a healthy scepticism running alongside her open-ness to spirit and the multi-dimensional universe. If you ever wondered whether there was more to life than meets the eye and felt there must be something else “out there”, this book should go a long way to convincing you!

What is important is that through sharing her story Lauren shows us very clearly the immortality of the soul, how painful experiences can affect that soul if they remain in the unconscious, and how transformative it is to shine the light of consciousness into those dark areas. It takes courage to recognise and accept that you have done and said things you are ashamed of or had them done to you, but in doing so you validate your soul lessons and journey and take your power back.

That is exactly what Lauren does and what she encourages us all to do in her book. We have all suffered and caused suffering, been unhappy and created unhappiness for others but in every moment we have the choice to be who we truly are and not get fooled into thinking we are merely the sum of our experience. This book will open your eyes to the eternal nature of your soul, alert you to the possibilities for healing and most of all remind you that throughout every lifetime and in between you are greater and more powerful than you know.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down, By Blackcoffee

I love the style this book is written in. Lots of short chapters which makes it feel like you are reading someone's journal. Given that it's purported to be a true story you might well be. It has a very down to earth feel and the author starts off being obviously sceptical herself about all the hoopy happenings, however by the end she has embraced her new found knowledge. As Crystal said above, it has it all, intrigue, heartache, romance etc etc and you really do want to find out which path Lauren will take.

There were also little snippets that resonated and made me feel more comfortable about things that happen to me personally on my own spiritual journey and I thank the author for being so candid in places where it must have been difficult to be so.

All in all a wonderful read and one I would heartily recommend.

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book, By Mystic M

A fantastic personal journey! And written by one very courageous lady. It is a blessing that she has chosen to share her experiences with the world in this book. By sharing what she has been through, she is going to help many people with their journeys. Thank you Lauren.

5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating, By Mrs K W Pendragon (Great Britain)

From the moment I got this book i could not put it down, I felt I was with the Authoress every step of her journey, each chapter was an insight into lives and worlds we believe exist but have been scared to look. Its is written in such a down to earth manner, I was captivated right from the first chapter, willing her on, wondering how she would handle the tasks put before her. It has shown me that the paths we choose are not always easy and that there is a path that can show us our true selves, but we have to be brave, very brave in this case. 

Uplifting and inspiring, and filled me with a confidence about the little things that keep on nudging me along my path. Just hope I can be as brave and true as Lauren D'Silva.

5.0 out of 5 stars Light Behind The Angels, By Helen James (Wales, UK)

A beautifully written, moving & funny account of one inspirational woman's search for her life purpose. Once started, impossible to put down! Thank you for sharing this with us Lauren ... Blessed Be my friend.

This review is from

5 out of 5 stars L. Erickson "Mommy Mystic" (Los Angeles, CA)


This spiritual journey is more exciting, with more dramatic twists and turns, than most novels I have read lately! That is partly because Ms. D'Silva is an excellent writer, and can really bring alive esoteric material and deeply-felt insights that in another's hands might be too abstract to connect to readers. This book mostly tells the tale of her relationship with her partner Steve, and the clearing away of karmic burdens and blights that they have had to go through in order to reach their full love and power. Ms. D'Silva is an energy healer, counselor, and New Age writer, and Steve is a wiccan High Priest, so they utilize a number of different mediums for their work - shamanic journeying, astral travel, past-life regression, channeling, crystal healing, soul-retrieval, dreaming, magick, and more. Many of the techniques are detailed in the book, which in and of itself is fascinating. 

Ms. D'Silva is also very honest about her own emotions, mistakes she has made, and her own doubts and fears along the way. Although this book discusses past lives in detail, and much of the work revolves around clearing energies generated by those lives, she is also down to earth in her overall view of the value of this, wisely stating in the epilogue that "It would be a mistake to think that past lives are a way to escape from the mundane world and find a more diverting version of yourself. You need to look for the patterns, learn the lessons, heal the wounds and bring the knowledge into your life now." I think almost anyone interested in these topics will appreciate this book.

I have finished your book... one word Amazing! I love your writing style; whilst reading I felt I was getting to know an old friend. Your journey is (and was!) wonderful, it was great to see how your life has been shaped by experiences and that you have your guides etc to help you. I know it has been a tough one for you and I send a hug across the miles...

...It was a genuine pleasure to read and I felt a little sad at the end as I wanted more!! Truly inspirational.

James, Kenya

From my Bellaonline Forum

I got the book 6 days after it was ordered. As I unwrapped the book I knew I was going to want a sequel.. First glance and I was hooked! The cover picture reached out and grabbed me, the title pulled me in, and the chapter names are so intriguing, I felt like I won the lottery! I have been unable to put this book down, at the same time dreading when I will finish it. I don't want it to end!! This book needs a prequel And a sequel ...

3 days later:

...I finished the book :(, waaa. What a great ending! Everyone should read this book for several reasons; awareness, relationships, growth and moving forward, animal power to name a couple. Reading it was a healing and learning experience for me, as well as fun. A Darn Good Book.

Firefly, USA

From my Bellaonline Private Messages (with permission)

The book is beyond amazing, and your writing captivating. I have noticed several things in the book that we share in common, allowing me to better understand and accept. Big Thank You for this. You have reached out across the miles and guided me without realizing it. If Light Behind The Angels was mandatory reading for everyone, Earth would be in a better place!!

Dear Lauren

I've just finished Light behind the Angels and enjoyed it so much. I wanted to send a line to tell you how much I admire your honesty, determination, faith and sheer energy. Your writing style was amusing and at other times I was on the edge of my chair with the seriousness of it all.

Alice, UK

Hi Lauren

I have been reading your book and I find it difficult to put it down - but at the same time dont want it to end!! You are such a natural writer as it flows easy and yet keeps me intrigued all the way through.

Wow what an amaizing story!

For the last two nights after reading I feel like I have gone to the 'same place' to do work - not sure if im doing work on myself or on someone else. Have you had any comments like this before?

SY, England

Dear Lauren , I was thinking last night that I must email you to let you know that at long last I have gotten around to reading your fantastic book , I just love it ,it is such a fantastic story ,you truly are gifted, I am so glad I was one of the lucky winners to get a copy , my Daughter wants to read it when I have finished reading it .

Mary, UK

Thank you very much for your book Light behind the Angels that you so kindly sent me as a result of the competition in Kindred Spirit. It's a lovely book that I'm currently enjoying very much- food for thought, heart and soul. Many heartfelt thanks.

Claire, UK

Dear Lauren

I wanted to thank you for my copy of your book 'Light behind the Angels'. What a journey you've had! I admire your courage and insight and learnt alot from reading it.

Sue, UK

Lauren, what an amazing book. You certainly plumbed the depths and soared on high. This is a book full of truths, trials and torments. A brave undertaking, you have given me hope, too long have many of us been afraid to be true to ourselves, afraid of judgement and condemnation and only slowly slowly are we opening our hearts and minds. Thanks to you and Steve my awakening took me by storm and had a mind and direction of its own. This book should be read by everyone but especialy by anyone who is worried they may be a little out there or are afraid of their truth. As I have just read Light behind the Angels, I can say it was a book I didnt want to put down until I had finished it, I will read it again and probably again, thank you for your bravery and honesty in bringing it to us.

June, UK

I received this book in the post and started reading it the moment I got home from work - I could not put it down, it was riveting. Love, passion, intrigue, broken hearts, past lives and an ancient curse - just how was it all going to turn out? Would Lauren find fulfilling love & her perfect life with her 'Twin Flame' or would the High Priest break the curse & win her heart? Not a work of fiction, but a true story and I actually knew how it ended before opening to the first page, but it didn't stop me from being captivated. The ending? Well, you will have to find out for yourself.....

Crystal Dragon, UK

Fascinating memoir of a unique spiritual journey. The author freely shares her deepest feelings, and details the techniques she utilized to help her along the way, including shamanic journey, crystal healing, past-life regression, magick, soul-retrieval and more.

Inspiring story living and learning with love and light.

A very deep book told in an easy to read way, which I didn't expect from a "new age" book. Amazing story which taught me and helped me a lot in my own life. I was also touched by Lauren D'Silva's honesty towards writing her feelings which a lot of authors would have disguised or dismissed in their own books. Much respect.

an honest and open account of a very difficult subject lauren has taken the bull by the horns with this and deserves respect and admiration for sharing good,times bad times warts and all , a brave lady that i am proud to call a friend, and teacher.i would recommend this book to every one i loved it and i know i will read it many times. june x

Love it and very thought provoking!!

I really enjoyed reading this book. I’ve learned a lot. Most importantly it helped me realize that I was not alone on my spiritual journey to enlightenment. I have put my foot on and off the path many times. However, within this last year the message has been “you need to finish what you started”. I was confused and unsure of what I was seeing and feeling. I asked for help and guidance. I found this book, Light behind the Angels. It gave me great comfort and understanding. Once again the universe supplied my need, yet again. I am very grateful to Lauren for writing this book. I wish I lived closer so I could enjoy one of her crystal healing sessions.

I thoroughly enjoyed Light Behind The Angels. It was easy to read and very interesting whereby i couldnt put the book down until the last page! Well worth the read and the late nights!

Have just read the extract, cant wait to read the rest of the book.This book was very well written. I have known the Author all her life and thought she wrote with real feeling. She will go far. Can't wait to read your next one Lauren. Janice

Congratulations! A compelling book - a journey that most of us will never experience. highly recommended.Excellent read, I couldn't put it down!!!This is a truly amazing book and gives an insight into Lauren's life. I highly recommend this book. You will enjoy it. Jackie Bridge

I have read this book on two occasions to date and found it captivating, thoughtprovoking and the best read I have had for a very long time. I would definately recommend this book and wait in anticipation for a sequel

A wonderful and enlightning book to read. It should come with a warning as I could not put it down!! Easy to read as it was written as only a natural writer can - it kept me intrigued until the end BUT then I wanted more!! Cant wait for Lauren's next book.

I found this book a compelling read. It was incredibly candid about areas that most of us would have trouble admitting to ourselves never mind to the book reading public. Overall a fantastic read and helpful in allowing me to feel that certains aspects of my life are completely normal.

Thought provoking book, well written and so much to learn.

When I received this book I started reading straight away & could not put it down until I got to the very last page! This is not a work of fiction, but Lauren's account of how her life has changed in recent years and the journey of her transformation and I was absolutely amazed. If you are looking for a story of intrigue, passion, betrayal, past lives and an ancient curse then this is certainly a book for you.