Well, I finished, +Suzanne Palmieri‘s book The Witch of Little Italy last night and OMG!  What a book.  One of the BIGGEST reasons it resonated so deeply with me is all the connections I felt to it.

–The fact that the Protagonist’s name Eleanor Amore (Wow!  Even seeing the name written is bringing goosebumps) is an amalgam of someone extremely important in helping me reach the spiritual level I’m at now.  See this column for more:

The Professor and her Husband

 

–So much of what Suzanne has written is SOOO much of what I believe.  If I wasn’t steeped in the paradigm that I’m in, if I didn’t understand that everyone is connected, it would be scary.  Another example is toward the end of the book (don’t worry!  Not giving any spoilers away.) on page 285-286 Suzanne says:

“Mama always said babies chose where to go, that they lived together in the guff.  Again chills.  Why?  Well this is why:

Do You Choose Your Family

 

In another line on page 285, she says:

Babies are wise souls in the guff, full of sight.  They can see the whole picture of the lives they touch.  More chills.  Here’s why again:

I’m An Uncle

 

I wrote in the 3rd paragraph of Deliberate Incarnation:

I always find it so fascinating that as souls we know EVERYTHING there is to know about the life we choose to inhabit before we incarnate.  Can you see it?  Soul upon soul looking down from above, picking the family they want, picking the life they know will give then the best opportunity to move forward.  The moment we understand humanity we lose our conscious thoughts as souls.  We forget what we knew when we chose to incarnate.

 

As I was reading The Witch of Little Italy, all of these thoughts flew around in my head, proving to me once again how connected we all are.  I know I said if I was in this paradigm it would be scary, because (now I hope Suzanne doesn’t take exception and I COMPLETELY understand that there are people who say this all the time.  How many people can back up that up however? ) it is almost as if she was reading my soul when she wrote the book.

 

Anyway, anyone steeped in the same paradigm as I am, would thoroughly enjoy this book.  As I said in one of my first posts, RUN don’t walk to your nearest bookstore and read this book.

 

After posting this on G+ yesterday morning Suzanne and I had been having an ongoing conversation.  Here’s what we’ve said back and forth:

Suzanne:

I know we have not met. I know I was thrilled that you were interested in reading my book. But now? I know we have met… And out of all the amazing( and truly unexpected) reactions of people connecting with this novel… Yours has moved me the most. I am so honored. Really.

 

Chris:

Oh! My! God,

The more I consider the book and all the connections I choose to see, the crazier it all seems.

 

I mean c’mon. I can sort of see ( no I can’t. No I can’t). I can’t see how ANY of the connections I felt to the book are possible. Can you?

 

It is just unbelievable.

 

Suzanne:

I believe! I do. Also, I can’t wait to see if you connect with the Saint Martin’s Press novel that comes out next year! (The Witch of Magnolia Creek) S/S 2014. I have a co-authored novel coming out on May 28th.. under the name Suzanne Hayes…. and that’s magic in and of itself…

 

Connections abound everywhere if you choose to see them.  The connections I have to this book are undeniable as can be seen from the evidence above.  All you have to do is follow the links I’ve provided to my blog and you will clearly see the connections as well.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!

Blessings to you.

Chris

3 thoughts on “The Witch of Little Italy

  1. […] The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri is the beginning of a family saga that started with Eleanor Amore returning to The Bronx in New York City pregnant and looking to reconnect with the family she left.  Because I connected so deeply with this book, The Witch of Little Italy is my favorite of the four. Through four books we get to learn about another branch in the Amore family tree.  All the stories culminate in the latest book by Ms. Palmieri. […]

  2. […] I felt an instant connection to that book and if you want to see how strong that connection is I recommend reading my column at Wisdom and Life about The Witch of Little Italy. […]

  3. […] The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri is the beginning of a family saga that started with Eleanor Amore returning to The Bronx in New York City pregnant and looking to reconnect with the family she left.  Because I connected so deeply with this book, The Witch of Little Italy is my favorite of the four. Through four books we get to learn about another branch in the Amore family tree.  All the stories culminate in the latest book by Ms. Palmieri. […]

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