Carole Chapman's Blessed is full of various unusual beliefs and storylines that might make the average reader hesitate to continue to the end of the book. For those
who believe in reincarnation, spiritual visions, and hypnotherapy accessing memories from past lives, this narrative will be something relatable. For readers who don't believe in these things, the validity of
Chapman's story will undoubtedly fall into question.
The main goal of
Chapman's journey to Egypt was to find proof of the city of Atlantis that she came upon in one of her hypnotherapy sessions. She believes that she was a member of the Atlantis civilization in a past life and that Egypt houses proof of Atlantis.
While on her trip to Egypt, Chapman is given the opportunity to go into a city
generally blocked to access by foreigners. Here she sees the vision of Mary that has been
occurring for many months. Her belief in these visions is somewhat skeptical, and she takes many photos that allow readers to see what she saw.
In reading Blessed and perusing the photography, I
personally found little proof of the existence of this vision. The photos are merely blobs of light
that are not revealing in any way. Some of the stories throughout the book are interesting, but unless the reader is
already a strong believer in this sort of phenomenon, most of it comes off as pretty ludicrous.
Blessed is a great
book for firm believers in reincarnation, visions, and the powers of hypnotism on hidden memories in the subconscious. The descriptions of Egypt and Chapman’s experiences there are entertaining and could be used as a reference on how to “see” Egypt if a trip there is in the reader’s future.
Readers will have to judge for themselves on this one.