Our Books, from Danu Studies Inc.
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A Life Being Lived Enjoys Healing
The books that Danu Studies Inc. presents on this website, each with a unique approach to storytelling, provide an added dimension to the never-ending search for wellbeing and healing. Ingrid’s non-fiction book about the human energy field (HEF) shows both her work in analyzing (parsing) the HEF and tells the story of two people (“Bob” and “Eyla”) who transformed their HEF. Theory is presented as a journey of discovery for each of them, as well as for Ingrid.
Fiction and fantasy propel the other narratives, the search for meaning and understanding as real or valid as any other form of exploration. Sheyla’s Opal, for example, draws on elements of magic and supernatural powers to dramatically illustrate the boundless possibilities of working with the human energy field in bringing about healing from horrors experienced not only by individuals, but by the planet itself. Meanwhile on Cloud Nine takes a more whimsical look at humanity’s abdication of responsibility for its own wellbeing and how that might be corrected, while Smitten, based in the “real” world, shows how love and forgiveness can bring about healing.
We are pleased and proud to include these books on our website, because they represent only one of the many forms the quest for knowledge and understanding takes. We trust that those who choose to purchase them, will take what they need from them and incorporate it into their own journey.
Ingrid Splettstoesser’s books
Ingrid has authored or co-authored numerous non-fiction pieces, including teaching cases, auditing textbooks, management information systems textbooks, and articles about the teaching process and information systems. The Bok Choy Children and the Golden Circle uses her more than 25 years of experience and learning with life force energy to show our HEF’s capacity for continuing evolution as she delves into previously undocumented subsystems of the human energy field.
Her first fiction novel, Sheyla’s Opal, plays with her knowing of the HEF and how the responsible and evil magicians can use their own power and the power of their world to heal, rescue, or destroy.
The Bok Choy Children and the Golden Circle, by Ingrid Splettstoesser
It can’t be frightening if everyone does it. The typical person’s HEF is tattered and torn, floating like wisps of clouds in the wind in our depleted world.
Eyla’s was so diminished, that at Age 27 she had headaches and breathing problems so severe that every breath was a stab. In the week that she learned to use the living breath and use life force energy as part of her nourishment, she was immediately able to breathe easier. You, too, can practice nourishing yourself, your relationships and our planet by reading about Eyla and Bob’s changes and about the HEF.
Purchase the Bok Choy Children and the Golden Circle as an e-booknvia Amazon at: https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=the+bok+choy+children+and+the+golden+circle&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss
Sheyla’s Opal by Ingrid B. Splettstoesser
Does someone who is 6,000 years old get bored? Not if you stay busy, and evil wizards keep you on your toes. Sheyla, the oldest healer-mage around at Microba, looks young. She is kept busy rescuing her family and community from calamitous threats. Sadly, Jarade, an evil wizard who is Lord of a local estate, thinks only of himself as he disbands the wizard school he has operated for five years, sending trouble in all directions. His insatiable appetite for blood and pleasure disrupt Sheyla’s world, pushing her through the limits of her pain as she deals with the chaos he creates. Marko, a younger healer-mage, who is running from the Thing, steps in to help her, but is pushing Sheyla to kill that Thing, an ancient, sacrifice-demanding monster. Why push her now?
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This is Ingrid’s first novel (although a sequel and a prequel to this book are in the works). Fiction is fun! WE LOOK FORWARD TO OPENING SWEET HOLLOWS HAVEN ON MANITOULIN ISLAND AFTER THE PANDEMIC SO THAT INGRID CAN WORK WITH YOU. For example, to document, balance, or harmonize your aura (human energy field), or to use and practice a personalized qigong movement routine. For more information contact Ingrid at email@example.com or visit her website at www.ingridsplettstoesser.ca.
Jacob Hogeterp’s books
Jacob (Jake) Hogeterp is the author of two novels, and edits fiction, and general articles. He’s also known to be something of a handyperson around the Sweet Hollows Haven premises. He attributes his versatility to an insatiable curiosity, a rich imagination and the firm conviction that it ain’t necessarily so just because others say it is. That trio keeps his smile wry and his advice reliable.
To find out more about Jake’s writing and editing work, or to talk to him about editing your written work (short story, novel, web site or other work), contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at www.jacobhogeterp.ca
Between the Notes; How Long COVID Paused my Life by Rebecca Hogeterp with Jacob Hogeterp
While the entire world is in turmoil over COVID-19, Rebecca Hogeterp, a self-employed piano teacher, is forced to withdraw more and more from day-to-day events just to get through a very rough patch. She’s been told it’s probably a bad case of the flu. But many of the symptoms are nothing like any flu she has ever experienced. Losing her sense of taste and smell, and the ability to walk unassisted are just the beginning. The rough patch morphs into what she and the medical profession come to learn is the seeming endless nightmare of long COVID.
“Between the Notes” is, however, not just the story of her struggle with the illness, but also an affirmation of the triumph of kindness, love compassion and determination over adversity.
Purchase Between the Notes via Amazon at: https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=between+the+notes+by+jacob+and+rebecca+hogeterp&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss
Rebecca Hogeterp has a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Western Ontario. She also studied piano in Paris and obtained an Artist diploma in piano performance from the Utrecht Conservatorium in the Netherlands. Rebecca has worked as a professional pianist, performer, accompanist and teacher in the greater Toronto area for the past 18 years. Throughout the course of her career she has also taught many children with special needs and as a result obtained her certification in Autism Intervention. In her spare time, she has worked as an interior decorator and house renovator.
Meanwhile on Cloud Nine by Jacob Hogeterp
Have you ever wondered what Cloud Nine was really like? This highly imaginative tale lets you in on the secret not only of its inner workings, but also what happens when one of us mere mortals gets involved in a major upheaval in this lower-heaven realm. Nothing up there or down here will ever be quite the same again.
Purchase Meanwhile on Cloud Nine via Amazon at: https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=meanwhile+on+cloud+nine&crid=31HEK0624XS5B&sprefix=Meanwhile+%2Caps%2C156&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_10
Smitten, by Jacob Hogeterp
Charting your own way does not mean you have to abandon those you care about. Tom Zondervan learns this the hard way, often in increments, and sometimes too late, as he tiptoes over the boggy terrain on which his community has set the firm foundation of its moralistic underpinning. Tempting as it is to judge the follies of others, he himself becomes wracked with guilt over the betrayal of his best friend. Loss is his harshest teacher; finding redemption in reaching out, an unexpected lesson. And then, by finding forgiveness, not from the angry god of his Dutch protestant heritage, but from somewhere deep within himself where love resides, he gets the toehold he’s been seeking all his life.
Purchase Smitten via Amazon at: https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=smitten+by+jacob+hogeterp&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss