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Author Sees Angels, and Her Book's a Bestseller
Fox News ^ | June 25, 2010 | Lauren Green

Posted on 09/13/2010 12:01:57 PM PDT by rosettasister

They are messengers from God, heavenly beings without material bodies, spiritual envoys carrying out God's will.

They are angels. And according to Lorna Byrne, everyone has one -- a guardian angel who’s always with you and will never leave you. She says they are “the gatekeepers of your soul.”

She knows this, she says, because all her life she's been surrounded by them and has talked to them. Her book, Angels in My Hair, recounts her lifelong experiences with angels directing her and teaching her.

Byrne's story begins with the telling of her toddler years, when the angels told her that her tiny playmate was the brother who had died before she was born.

"We actually touched while playing blocks," says the Irish-born Byrne, who is a practicing Catholic. "When I touched his, arm it sparkled, my hands went through his into mine. I was two and a half."

Whether the public believes Byrne's angel accounts is up to them. But the popularity of her book illustrates the fascination people have with these mystical beings. Her tome is an international bestseller, translated into 20 languages. Doubleday reportedly paid a six-figure advance for the U.S. publishing rights.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: angels; angelsinmyhair; lornabyrne; schizo; schizophrenia; schizophrenic; stairwaystoheaven

1 posted on 09/13/2010 12:02:02 PM PDT by rosettasister
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To: rosettasister

See also:

A very thin veil between good and evil

http://blessedistruth.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/a-very-thin-veil-between-good-and-evil/


2 posted on 09/13/2010 12:03:26 PM PDT by rosettasister
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To: rosettasister; Shyla; MissTed

Does she hear and see them when she’s off her meds?


3 posted on 09/13/2010 12:05:40 PM PDT by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: rosettasister
"Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven"
(Jesus Christ, Matthew 18:10)


4 posted on 09/13/2010 12:05:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: rosettasister

“The Koran also talks of angels, the most important being the Angel Gabriel, who Muslims believe was God’s messenger who appeared to the Prophet Muhammad and dictated their holy book.”

That wasn’t Gabriel. It was a demon pretending to be Gabriel.

This woman may indeed talk to her angels, but I’m not sure that’s a good thing.


5 posted on 09/13/2010 12:06:42 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: rosettasister

Isn’t this basically occultism?


6 posted on 09/13/2010 12:07:01 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: rosettasister

BUMP


7 posted on 09/13/2010 12:07:52 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Yes, those aren’t “angels” that she’s talking to...
at least not now they aren’t.
They might have been at one time.


8 posted on 09/13/2010 12:08:18 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
That wasn’t Gabriel. It was a demon pretending to be Gabriel.

I beleive Muhammad lied pure and simple. Neither demon or angel ever visited the man...jmo

9 posted on 09/13/2010 12:09:33 PM PDT by fml
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To: rosettasister
Her book, Angels in My Hair,


10 posted on 09/13/2010 12:09:33 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: rosettasister

Does she see dead people also???


11 posted on 09/13/2010 12:10:14 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and
the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize.
Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen,
and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.
(Col 2:18)


12 posted on 09/13/2010 12:11:27 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: fml
I beleive Muhammad lied pure and simple. Neither demon or angel ever visited the man...jmo

Perhaps, but Islam is a demonic faith, so I can see why the army of darkness would want them around.

13 posted on 09/13/2010 12:12:13 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: humblegunner

Maybe they’re trying to tell her to do something about those tangles.


14 posted on 09/13/2010 12:12:17 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: rosettasister

There are times when we could all use a little help.


15 posted on 09/13/2010 12:12:50 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: rosettasister

My son said he saw “his angel” before he almost fell into a huge snowbank. This happened when he was five years old. The angel was a male, sitting on our roof watching Mike as he played in over four feet of snow. I still get goosebumps when I think about it.


16 posted on 09/13/2010 12:13:06 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: fml

You’re right.

Muhammad was aided by the works of Bahira - a Nestorian Christian monk, the Meccan Jews and the Quraishi tribals - to cook up the Quran.

The three sources explain the Quran’s similarities with the Bible and Torah, as well as the practices of the Quraish.


17 posted on 09/13/2010 12:16:00 PM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Isn’t this basically occultism?

If so, then the Bible was written by occultists. Everyone and his brother talked to angels in the Old Testament. And I guess Mary Magdalene was also into the occult, since she spoke to an angel at Jesus' tomb.

18 posted on 09/13/2010 12:17:20 PM PDT by giotto
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To: giotto

“If so, then the Bible was written by occultists.”

Did you ever read in the Bible that the devil can appear as an “angel of light”?


19 posted on 09/13/2010 12:20:24 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

My wife (and others) saw them and felt them watching over my daughter in the burn ward.


20 posted on 09/13/2010 12:20:48 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

As you point out, not all angels are good angels. She should take care.


21 posted on 09/13/2010 12:26:27 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: rosettasister
A great book on the human capacity to hear the voices of gods (small "g"...angels, fallen or not) is The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind.

My question for this woman is not whether or not she is experiencing auditory hallucinations, but what is causing them and are her voices sentient.

From Jaynes Bicameral Mind...

It has recently [this was back in 1990 in the afterward to Bicameral Mind] been discovered that congenital quadriplegics who have never in their lives spoken or moved, and are oftern regarded as "vegetables," not only understand language perfectly but also hear voices they regard as God.

Source cited by Jaynes is 'John Hamilton, "Auditory Hallucinations in Nonverbal Quadriplegics," Psychiatry, 1985, 48:382-392.'


22 posted on 09/13/2010 12:27:16 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Imam Rauf may be serving in the 'propaganda and obfuscation' MOS but he is still a terrorist!)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Did you ever read in the Bible that the devil can appear as an “angel of light”?

That still doesn't answer my question. How do we know the prophets who wrote the Bible, and Mary Magdalene as well, were not speaking with the devil in angel's clothing? I'm just pointing out how absurd it is to say that Mohammed's angel was surely a devil, but the Jews' and the Christians' angels were the real thing.

23 posted on 09/13/2010 12:35:05 PM PDT by giotto
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Are you saying it was the devil who appeared before the shepherds; that it was the devil who warned Joseph and Mary about King Herod, that it was the devil who appeared before Mary telling her she will have a baby called Jesus, etc....

The Bible talks about angels, but if you believe in them or ‘see’ one then you are a cultist or devil worshiper ?
How much sense does that make?


24 posted on 09/13/2010 12:36:02 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ( I miss Calvin Coolidge.)
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To: giotto

“I’m just pointing out how absurd it is to say that Mohammed’s angel was surely a devil, but the Jews’ and the Christians’ angels were the real thing.”

According to St. Paul, who is a primary source of Christian doctrine, any spiritual being who brings a message of salvation different in kind from the one Paul preached is an entity intent on deception and therefore evil.

The message of salvation that the muslim “angel” brought is far different that what Paul taught.


25 posted on 09/13/2010 12:41:22 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus

It depends if the angels are acting on God’s orders or they are in fact disguised demonic angels.

From the little I read in the excerpt it doesn’t sound like she conjures them up, she sees them around her. If she was using a ouija board or doing something to bring them to her, that would definitely be occultism. But if she’s seen angels all her life and she’s done nothing to make them appear, and can just see them, then it doesn’t appear to be her dabbling in the occult.


26 posted on 09/13/2010 12:44:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: giotto

“That still doesn’t answer my question. How do we know the prophets who wrote the Bible, and Mary Magdalene as well, were not speaking with the devil in angel’s clothing? I’m just pointing out how absurd it is to say that Mohammed’s angel was surely a devil, but the Jews’ and the Christians’ angels were the real thing.”

Jesus said you will know a true by its’ fruit...Mohammad’s “holy” book teaches killing the unbelievers. Christ’s new testament teaches to love your enemy.

Mohammed said that lying to infidels is aceptable. Jesus taught that Satan is the father of all lies....

Mohammed took part in wars, killing, taking of booty. Jesus did not.

Why would a “good” angel really appear to such an evil man?


27 posted on 09/13/2010 12:45:56 PM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: giotto
How do we know the prophets who wrote the Bible, and Mary Magdalene as well, were not speaking with the devil in angel's clothing? I'm just pointing out how absurd it is to say that Mohammed's angel was surely a devil, but the Jews' and the Christians' angels were the real thing.

Proof's in the pudding.

Just because a person declares himself a prophet doesn't make it so. He has to prove it by his prophecies (they must ALL come true) and he has to prove it by being true to God's word and the word of the Prophets who came before him.

(Deuteronomy 13:1-3)

28 posted on 09/13/2010 12:47:10 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Imam Rauf may be serving in the 'propaganda and obfuscation' MOS but he is still a terrorist!)
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To: giotto

It’s easy, you listen to what the ‘angel’ says and put it up against the Word of God. A demonic angel is not going to say anything against the Word of God.


29 posted on 09/13/2010 12:47:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: A'elian' nation

“The Bible talks about angels, but if you believe in them or ‘see’ one then you are a cultist or devil worshiper ?
How much sense does that make?”

From my post 25: According to St. Paul, who is a primary source of Christian doctrine, any spiritual being who brings a message of salvation different in kind from the one Paul preached is an entity intent on deception and therefore evil.

The message of salvation that the muslim “angel” brought is far different that what Paul taught.


30 posted on 09/13/2010 12:48:21 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: rosettasister
My son was walking through the woods,(he was preteen) several hundred acres, when he heard talking and singing, as he moved forward and they got closer, he saw angles passing by in the sky.
They were of different ages, etc. and talking and chatting and singing. He had his dog, named Dog w/him. He said he looked down at dog and the dogs hair was standing on end, and said, “Did you see that?” w/humor. He had a great sense of humor and knew what he had seen.
At 22, he died of cancer on Oct. 2, 1986. The Feast of the Guardian Angels. Not insignificant.
David was an adopted son, we were privileged to bring him home at apx 4 weeks, 9 lbs.
He died not knowing any relatives who had died before him, etc.
We believe these were the angels who came to escort him to heaven. He was not alone.
31 posted on 09/13/2010 12:49:28 PM PDT by rose
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To: Secret Agent Man

What is the purpose of God sending angels to us?
It certainly not for the reasons she writes about.

“Byrne’s story begins with the telling of her toddler years, when the angels told her that her tiny playmate was the brother who had died before she was born. “

I’m sorry this is not the work of the Lord!


32 posted on 09/13/2010 12:50:34 PM PDT by StayoutdaBushesWay
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To: StayoutdaBushesWay

“Byrne’s story begins with the telling of her toddler years, when the angels told her that her tiny playmate was the brother who had died before she was born. “

That sounds like necromancy. She’s in contact with a familiar spirit which undoubtedly knows certain facts about her deceased brother.

My sister came into contact with a medium who told her she had contacted the spirit of an uncle who had died 30 years earlier. She was certain it was the case as the medium told her specific details of this uncle’s life she could have never known.

It’s very real and very dangerous, the Bible explicitly warns of contacting mediums and familiar spirits. Saul made this mistake by contacting the Witch of Endor and attempting to summon the spirit of the dead prophet Samuel. It cost Saul greatly.


33 posted on 09/13/2010 1:08:17 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: rose

That’s beautiful, Rose.


34 posted on 09/13/2010 1:09:06 PM PDT by rosettasister
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Such things take discernment, since obviously it's possible that the person is hallucinating and delusional; or, second, that she is being visited by demonic entities; or third, that she's consciously lying. Then there's the fourth possibility, which is that she is seeing and conversing with angels, just as she says.

The fellow in the article who ruled out #4 pre-emptively, saying it's as likely as talking with Santa Claus, manifests an anti-scientific prejudice.

He ought to have said that there are tests one could devise which, while not proving #4, could go a along way toward disproving #1, #2, and #3. If her brain does not show the physiological characteristics or measurable abnormal activity associated with hallucination; if the entity she's in contact with worships Jesus Christ our Lord and teaches nothing contrary to faith or morals; and if she has a reputation for truthfulness and passes a polygraph: as I said, it doesn't prove, but it vastly increases the probability of #4.

35 posted on 09/13/2010 1:09:53 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical. -- Yogi Berra)
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To: rosettasister

hey Rosie! thanks for the suggestion. miss your blogging on the former site, but check in frequently on your new site and the old one.


36 posted on 09/13/2010 1:14:10 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

There are studies in which a subject has a magnetic field stimulated on the side of the brain (right side, IIRC) just above the right ear. The subject ‘feels the presence of beings around them, though the pre4sences are not visual.


37 posted on 09/13/2010 1:14:15 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Noids, believing they cannot be deceived; nye impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: machogirl

Thanks, machogirl!


38 posted on 09/13/2010 1:15:49 PM PDT by rosettasister
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To: rose

Thank you Rose


39 posted on 09/13/2010 1:20:01 PM PDT by Right Brigade
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To: MHGinTN
True,and very interesting.

There are all kinds of ways to induce paranormal experiences, including fasting, sleep-deprivation, electrical brain stimulation, and of course drugs. (The stories I could tell about weird intricate bizarre --- stuff--- when I was getting off of Ambien!)

But these things are all subject to clinical diagnosis. If they can be eliminated, one can really narrow down the field.

40 posted on 09/13/2010 1:24:02 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical. -- Yogi Berra)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Some say that it is.

I guess I’m more interested in what Jesus would say.

So I’ll seek His guidance.


41 posted on 09/13/2010 1:26:33 PM PDT by rosettasister
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To: rosettasister

Fans wing way to book launch
Irish Independent – John Spain

Sunday September 12 2010

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/fans-wing-way-to-book-launch-2334629.html

Excerpt

They’re the hottest tickets in town but they’re not for Jedward or U2 — they’re tickets for the launch of a new book by ‘angel’ writer Lorna Byrne.


42 posted on 09/13/2010 1:29:36 PM PDT by rosettasister
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To: rose

Thank you for the beautiful story...


43 posted on 09/13/2010 1:59:52 PM PDT by redneck with hot sauce
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To: rosettasister

In Matthew 18:10 Jesus makes it quite clear that children have an angel, and each child’s angel has a special place in the kingdom of God:

“Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always BEHOLD THE FACE of my Father which is in heaven.”


44 posted on 09/13/2010 2:20:16 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: rosettasister

de nada, and BTW, i haven’t visited “Sammy” in a long time. have to see what he’s up to. maybe he’s ready to release the tape. lol


45 posted on 09/13/2010 3:02:08 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I remember reading, that when Joan of Arc was interrogated, they asked ehr a significant question about her encounters with the angels: they asked ehr if she ahd put her arms around their shoulders or waists upon embracing them in love.

If she had embraced them around the shoulders, it would have been as a lover and therefore the ‘angels,’ would have been demonic. If around the waist, it would have been as a friend and therefore non-demonic.

She said that she had embraced them around the waist.


46 posted on 09/13/2010 3:07:13 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: rose
I firmly believe "Angels" appear only to those who are willing to accept their existence. It's a gift.

(And yes...GASP... I've seen Angels).

Your Son saw them and to heck with the skeptics out there.

sw

47 posted on 09/13/2010 3:17:42 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: machogirl

You may want to give his site a look see.

He had something new up as of yesterday, the 12th.

I knew Korir before he fell from grace, so I really don’t know.


48 posted on 09/13/2010 7:46:36 PM PDT by rosettasister
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To: spectre

I am happy you have the gift of seeing an angel.
They are real, they are spoken of throughout the Bible.
Some see and some do not.

It just puzzles me a whole lot how some find it so hard to believe God has any limitations.


49 posted on 09/13/2010 8:45:31 PM PDT by rose
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