Neptune’s Daughter: Journey Into Oneness is a breathtaking chronicle of events that led to author Julie Yau’s spiritual awakening, including paranormal events and mystical experiences that shook the very foundations of her belief and created for her a new paradigm of understanding about what it means to be a spiritual being having a human experience. This is a work of nonfiction, yet this book reads like a fast-paced and thrilling novel as Julie Yau allows us to accompany her into the world of metaphysics as she comes to realize her own powerful connection with cosmic consciousness.
Beginning with her childhood mystical experiences of a strong spiritual connection with nature, the author lets us into her world as she awakens to the powers of meditation and healing via a series of exciting and unusual experiences with ghosts, visitors from the “other side,” out of body travel, mystical occurances and synchronicities, and lessons taught from spiritual teachers such as Sai Baba, who appeared at key moments in her life. We also get to go along with Yau and her husband, Sam, as they travel the world’s more exotic locales in search of spiritual understanding, including a very powerful trip to Africa during the 9-11 terrorist attacks. We are also taken along on several intriguing seminars and retreats the author attended that helped to sharpen her connection with divine energy and the mystical realm, including her stays at the famed Monroe Institute in Virginia.
Throughout this fascinating personal journey, we get the feeling that Julie Yau is one of those very special people with a unique ability to “see” what many of us are too left-brained to discern. Her position as both a spiritual student and a potential healer keep her open to such experiences in ways a more conservative, fear-based person would not be, and this openness lends to her honesty and to her courage in facing situations that would scare the wits out of most of us. I want to say that during the reading of this book, I had a powerful experience of my own involving my Nana’s recent death, which exactly paralleled the story Yau was telling of her own Nana’s death! Spooky but comforting, indeed!
Neptune’s Daughter could have been stronger with a final chapter summarizing how Julie Yau used her experiences in her own healing and spiritual practices (she does hold a master’s degree in spiritual psychology and a bachelor’s in human behavior, and has studied several healing methods). I felt a little cheated because I wanted to know what all these strange and wondrous experiences DID to shape the direction the author’s life took after they happened, and the book seems to end a little short of that. Perhaps the author will think about writing a new book that shares more on how she utilized this knowledge and wisdom to better the world for others. I would love to read that book!
However, I vastly enjoyed taking this vicarious journey and sharing this woman’s awakening to her own Divine spirit and her connection to Oneness, as the subtitle implies. Her story gives hope to all those on the spiritual path, encouraging them to keep on walking and enjoy the entire process along the way.