My Journey with the Angels

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Like fellow Dubliner, Lorna Byrne, Patricia Buckley - the author of My Journey with the Angels - is a down-to-earth mystic. Patricia is gentle, funny and practical and in the last decade, through her joyous embrace of the angels in her life, she has been able to give hope to countless wounded souls who have come to her seeking guidance.

From as early as she can remember, Patricia took for granted that she could speak to angels and dead people. And though her childhood was blighted by poverty, neglect and abuse, the spirit world made her feel secure and cherished. However, after many tough years - during which she was committed to a mental ward, was nearly killed by an abusive boyfriend and eventually became homeless - she gave up on that part of her life.

Patricia found love in a good marriage and joy in the birth of her children. And yet for twenty years she remained fragile and dependent on tranquillisers. That was until a chance encounter woke up her hidden spiritual energies and revived her passion for living. The time had come to share her gifts with the world.

Patricia shares her story in My Journey with the Angels - a heart-breaking memoir of a Dublin childhood, a moving account of how she came to accept her extraordinary gifts, and an inspirational guide - full of examples from her life and work - to the wisdom of the angels.

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"My Journey with the Angels: An Inspiring True Story of Healing and the Wisdom of Angels" is the story of Patricia Buckley's experiences with angels and how they have impacted her life. Patricia's story includes physical and emotional abuse as well as years of depression and anxiety. Her relationships with angels have helped to free her from depression and to create a life in which she assists others in connecting with the spirit world. This is a story about spiritual openness and personal acceptance.

At the age of six, Patricia encountered the spirit of a little boy who'd drowned. It was the first time she had come face-to-face with a spirit, but little Patricia was already aware of the angels in her life. Conversations with the angels that began when Patricia was seven encouraged a sense of protection and guidance. But she learned early on that talking about the angels led to negative responses from her parents. As a result, Patricia learned to keep the angels secret while also learning to love and appreciate their presence in her life.

While Patricia embraced the angels and later shared her secret with her paternal grandmother who could also see them, her home life was rife with physical abuse by her alcoholic father and emotional detachment from her chronically depressed mother. As the oldest child, Patricia was burdened with helping her mother care for her many siblings. Once she grew older, Patricia also became the main breadwinner in a household where her mother stayed home and her father worked sporadically. During adolescence, Patricia gave impromptu readings to complete strangers when spirits of their relatives approached her. In her late teens, the hardship of working full-time and assisting her mother with caretaking duties became too much for Patricia and she collapsed under the weight of her responsibilities. After a three month stay in a mental health hospital, Patricia denounced the angels and continued to use antidepressants into late adulthood. Many years later, after marrying and establishing her family, Patricia re-opened her heart to the angels and began to follow the path that was her true destiny.

This story will challenge the beliefs of many who read it, but it is about more than accepting whether or not Patricia Buckley has the ability to see angels and communicate with the spirit world. The main theme of this story is having the strength and courage to be who you truly are in a world that will readily deny your truth due to fear or misunderstanding. The beauty in this book goes beyond the spiritual content. Patricia's story is a simple testament to how the universe will open up to you when you exist in the world as your authentic self.

"My Journey with the Angels" is a stunning book that offers hope for every life whether you believe in angels or not. I highly recommend it.

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To the American reader, Patricia Buckley's memoir, My Journey with the Angels, will immediately bring to mind Frank McCourt's 'Tis. Born in Dublin in the early 1960s, her childhood and adolescence are almost too painful to recount: oldest of an ever expanding brood of children; daughter of an alcoholic, violent father and an exhausted, self-absorbed mother; beaten, overworked victim of aggressive, abusive men; sometimes homeless, often drunk, at one point imprisoned in a mental ward too painful, in deed.

How does she survive? As a child Patricia saw and spoke with angels and often had fleeting contact with the dead. In this she was encouraged only by one grandmother and when that dear woman died, the girl realized she would have to deny these relationships or live at the mercy of those who thought her mad. Eventually she meets and marries a fine, hardworking and supportive man and has children, but she still keeps her angels at bay.

It is not until her family is grown that Patricia again makes contact with the spiritual world and has the courage to confess this to her husband. Amazingly, he encourages her and she finds that many other people are receptive as well. In fact, by the 1990s, a great many people in the UK and America were very interested in angels; studies show that well over half of us believe in angels and that they play an active part in our lives. Today Patricia and Stephen Buckley run a very successful business, Angels of Ireland, but it is clearly the spiritual readings she performs for those who come seeking wisdom and healing that give her the most satisfaction. Although Buckley was raised as a Catholic and lives in a nominally Catholic land, the spiritualism encountered and embraced by her and her cohort seems unrelated to any religious creed or sect.

The book, published by Penguin, is well written, formatted and edited while such colloquialisms as youse and howaya give it an Irish lilt that charms. Sure, and it does.
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