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A Healing Journey, From 9/11 Beyond the Pandemic

A Healing Journey, From 9/11 Beyond the Pandemic

By Gilda Morina SyversonPublisher: The Bridge Books in conjunction with Divine Phoenix BooksISBN: 979-8-218-23778-3Genre: MemoirPrice: $19.95

Soon after the Twin Towers come crashing down, Gilda Morina Syverson sets out on another journey, a spiritual one. She longs to return to Italy and Sicily with her parents. But after the unbearable tragedy of 9/11, Gilda's parents decide they will no longer fly overseas. She is forced to give up the dream of traveling with her parents, especially her mother, to her family's matriarchal town.

Instead, to help her make sense of the world she is now living in, Gilda not only finds a Spiritual Director but also an energy therapy called Healing Touch. Throughout the story, Gilda navigates the ever-changing times using astrology, Jungian archetypes, chakras, meditation, and her own sacred contracts. She is impacted by events that catapult her through time and space into the rollercoaster ride of the Pandemic. Along the way, she leads us down challenging paths of a fragmented world through mystical experiences and healing light that guides her and the reader toward hope.

This is Gilda Morina Syverson's most intimate work following her bestseller, My Father's Daughter, From Rome to Sicily.

Gilda Morina Syverson is an award-winning author, artist, poet, educator, and speaker. She has taught memoir writing for the past 24 years, 15 of which were at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Her Italian American heritage is the impetus for her award-winning memoirs. Her most recent book is A Healing Journey, From 9/11 Beyond the Pandemic. She is also the author of My Father's Daughter, From Rome to Sicily. Gilda organized and led a tour group, "In the Footsteps of My Father’s Daughter." She has also published two collections of poems, Facing the Dragon and In This Dream Everything Remains Inside. Gilda has exhibited her art regionally, nationally, and internationally. Her Mixed Media angel drawings are on exhibit at Pamela Quarles-Adams Fine Artist Gallery in Davidson, NC


With absolute candor and breathtaking cinematic imagery … Gilda illuminates the emotional core of what it’s like to stand on the earth with the abiding questions of all who have preceded her.

Joseph Bathanti, North Carolina Poet Laureate (2012-14), author of The 13th Sunday after Pentecost

A Healing Journey offers hope and clarity to all interested in demystifying the process of keeping our promises to ourselves.

Judy Goldman, award-winning author of seven books, including Together: A Memoir of A Marriage; A Medical Mishap; and Child: A Memoir

In A Healing Journey, Gilda uses scintillating curiosity … to explore her roots and the healing powers of her ancestors … as she guides us … towards restoration and inner peace.

Dannye Romine Powell, author of In the Sunroom with Raymond Carter