Diana Cooper hopes to provide readers with a sense of purpose and encouragement with her new book A New Light on Angels.
Books about angels can be a sensitive issue because there are people interested in angels due to a faith in God and His word. Others, like Cooper lean toward angel worship and are sometimes defined as "new age," which Christians may find fault in.
She purports to seeing angels and says they are a source of light and healing. She says they are aglow with color and serve many purposes.
She says she visits Mt. Shasta, Calif. to "feel the energy of Archangel Gabriel." The mountain, she said, is the ethereal retreat of the angel, whose name means hero of God.
In Luke 1:26, Gabriel visited Nazareth. This is the angel that promised Mary she would become the mother of God's son, Jesus Christ.
There is a flaw in Cooper's book, as she claims Mt. Shasta is in the Rocky Mountain Range. It's not, it's in the Cascade Mountain Range. The Brit, who is expounding her knowledge, doesn't know this simple fact, which weakens her credibility to her claims of seeing angels.
In A New Light on Angels, Cooper writes about feeling angelic vibrations, seeing auras, the "rebirthing" experience of one of her "students," and praying to angels, asking them for help.
Cooper refers to suicide as an "answer to the call to go home" and says there are angels with chakras.
She defines the roles and names of angels in A New Light on Angels. The Archangel Michael, for example, is defined as a warrior and his name means "one who is like God."
For someone unfamiliar with angels and their roles in Christianity, this book could prove helpful. There are other more credible avenues, however, for discovering this information.
I would urge anyone seeking information about angels to seek that information from other books and resources before reading Cooper's book.
Cooper concludes her book with exercises for praying to, sensing and seeing angels in the name of love and seeking the light.
While the book is an interesting read, Cooper's story is difficult to buy into. You can judge it for yourself, or shop around for something more credible.
A New Light on Angels