Appreciating Storyteller – interview with Sarah Lamb (3 December 2009)

Introduction

I was introduced to Sarah’s work by Tom Evans. I looked at Sarah’s site and was impressed. Her work is something new and I asked if she’s like to be interviewed. She agreed and, without further ado, I have great pleasure in introducing to you, Sarah Lamb …


Aneeta: Sarah, thank you for agreeing to this interview.

Sarah: It’s my pleasure, thank you for asking me.

Aneeta: Let’s start with something about you. Where were you born? Where did you grow up? What do you do for a living and where do you live now?

Sarah: My real identity is concealed and Sarah Lamb is my writing name. I now live in Kent with my family.

Aneeta: I understand you’ve written a book called, Appreciating Angels. What is it about?

appreciatingangelsSarah: Appreciating Angels is an onion of a book with many layers. On the surface the early parts may seem like an account of my young life which involves rape, eating disorders, self harm, alcohol abuse and the reader may think its another “misery lit” but there is a difference between then and now in the book, and the then reflects the past whereas now looks at how ones relationship with other woman develops in that they were often viewed as the mother figure, so the book discusses female relationships from crush, mother figure to lesbianism. Peel of the layer of the surface of the story and its about growing up, its about a girl growing up and how she deals with events, the next layer is the deep spirituality that Sarah has and how she believes that there is no such thing as a negative experience – only a necessary one, that life is 1% what happens to you, 99% how you deal with it, and that we are only here on earth in a physical body for the shortest of times and  its a time to learn and grow. I hope the book raises questions, raises awareness amongst women and their relationships with other women and daughters and I hope it is heart-warming and empowering.

Aneeta: I’ve read on your website, http://www.appreciatingangels.com, that you consulted Tom Evans when you wrote your book. What was that experience like?

Sarah: Tom is my Hermit. My guiding light in authordom. Tom is a nice, spiritual man who has an unshakable belief in divine timing and spiritualism, who trusts the universe and understands the souls journey. Tom is utterly inspirational in his passion and encouragement and has been hugely supportive of me and the book.

Aneeta: Again, on your website, you’ve got this thing called, A Hypnagogic Journey. Can you pleased explain what this means?

Sarah: Hypnagogic or hypnopompic hallucinations are visual, tactile, auditory, or other sensory events, usually brief but occasionally prolonged, that occur at the transition from wakefulness to sleep (hypnagogic) or from sleep to wakefulness (hypnopompic). These visual and auditory images are very vivid and may be bizarre or disturbing. In my Hypnagogic journey I discuss the moment of death and take it to how I see the spiritual world. In my next book The Love of Angels, I discuss a character, Terrance in Appreciating Angels. This however is a work of fiction. Before I can tell the story of who Terrance is, I use this visualisation to show at what point his soul is at and what he now needs to do. In his previous life Terrance’s soul was a young boy, who was given no love, sent down the mines and was crushed to death – but as his soul reunites with his soul group he meets the souls who played a part in is life and understood that he learnt a life without love was not good, and that in his next incarnation his soul wanted to love protect and nurture. As he agrees the incarnation his soul group take on new roles to play people that will enter his life at different junctures “for a reason, season or lifetime” to provide experiences that the soul need to grow and develop. This short visualization was something I had on the brink of consciousness which is when our soul may be leaving the human body and be more open to our psychic abilities.

Aneeta: Do elements of storytelling play a huge role in your writing.

Sarah: Indeed. I normally don’t write until everything is fully formed. Even writing fact, it has to be structured for the reader.

Aneeta: As you know, this website caters to storytellers. What advice would you give those who would like to venture into storytelling?

Sarah: See Tom Evans! He will open your heart and clear away the blocks and I highly suggest his courses. He just encourages you to meditate, let go of your conscious mind and just write – whenever I meet anyone that’s worked with him they find they can take themselves into “the zone” with ease and write.

Aneeta: Sarah, this is all I have to ask. Is there anything you’d like to add?

Sarah: Please buy my Book – Appreciating Angels from the website!

Aneeta: Sarah, thank you.


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