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Toby Fesler Heathcotte

United States

Occupation
Author
Internet Presence

Website: tobyheathcotte.com

About Toby Fesler Heathcotte

Although I grew up in Indiana, I have lived in Arizona most of my life. I'm very fortunate to have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren in the Phoenix area. As my first career, I taught high school and junior college. For the past several years I have made writing my primary focus, both fiction and nonfiction. I'm active professionally and now serve as president of Arizona Authors Association.

Dreams have been the most important source of inspiration for my writing. I have kept a dream journal for over thirty years. The process of remembering, recording, and analyzing dreams serves as my only consistent spiritual practice. A guide came to me in my dreams and announced himself. That carried over into an automatic writing experience that lasted for about two years. I struggled with concerns for my sanity as well as worry about public opinion. I ended up losing the ability. However the material from the automatic writing and dreams inspired all the books listed below.

My mission is to write books that explore the ways the paranormal works in our lives. I hope to help my readers better understand their own psychic experiences or, if they've not had any, better understand people who do have them.

Recently I've had some dreams that appear to be encounters with my ancestors. I've been trying to improve my lucid abilities to create more meaningful encounters and understand more about the world of my ancestors. Best case scenario, I will write a book about those adventures, about the history of their lives on Earth, and about what their lives are like in the Afterlife.

Favorite dream, ever? I've recorded over three thousand dreams, and I'm still amazed much of the time. I think my favorite dream is yet to arrive.

Favorite dream book ever? (fiction or nonfiction) and why? I probably own close to a hundred books on dreams specifically and three hundred on psychic phenomena and spiritual treatises. There is no one book. Some authors who have been important to me are Jane Roberts, Patricia Garfield, Robert Moss, and Jeremy Taylor. I hope that one day I'll be able to say my favorite book about dreams is the one I wrote.

My notes on the IASD

I joined ASD because I want to participate in the forums and develop my skills at dream understanding and lucidity. I also am interested in exploring the creativity accessible in dreams so I can make better use of it in my writing. In addition, I recently read Robert Waggoner's excellent book where he mentioned membership.

The most important aspects of ASD include opportunities to interact with other members, to participate in research, and to grow personally in self-understanding.

 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.

Nonfiction
Out of the Psychic Closet: The Quest to Trust My True Nature - self-help handbook

Fiction
The Alma Chronicles: Souls, bound together in a circle of love, passion, betrayal, and murder, reincarnate lifetime after lifetime from the ancient Celtic world through twenty-first century
America. Titles are: Alison's Legacy, Lainn's Destiny, Angie's Promise, Luke's Covenant, and The Comet's Return

for links to buy buttons for my books, go to

http://www.tobyheathcotte.com

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