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Author recounts unique personal reactions to the events of 9/11 through spirit-directed drawings
PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ ? Days following the events of September 11, 2001, Linda Lee Hack experienced something unexplainable. She felt an overwhelming, involuntary urge to pick up a pencil and draw. Linda's images were not formed in her own mind, but by her hand, seemingly guided by an external influence.
At first, Linda's images appeared to be demonic in nature, perhaps channeling the evil spirits surrounding the 9/11 attacks. This unpredictable and unexplainable urge to draw lasted for nine months. It's believed by Linda that her early, more abstract drawings depict man's earthly sins against God's word.
Later drawings left Linda questioning the reason for this behavior. Was she channeling the spirits surrounding the 9/11 attacks? Or, was it an answer to a prayer request to her deceased great-grandmother about the tribulation period foretold in the Book of Revelations? Or both?
"For nine months, I was consumed by this urge to draw," Linda says. "To this day, I am left puzzled by questions and thoughts about channeling spirits, automatic writing, guardian angels and why this unusual phenomenon occurred to me."
In her book, The Channeling of September 11, 2001, Linda invites readers to interpret for themselves her personal experiences through words and drawings and perhaps, to bring to light their own experiences or emotional and spiritual reactions in the hours, days and months following the attacks of 9/11.
"I have struggled with the thoughts and theories about what happened to me," Linda says. "By putting my story into a narrative and visual account, I hope to reach those who may have had similar experiences and those still seeking answers in dealing with their own conflicts from the events of 9/11."
Linda is donating a portion of the proceeds from her book sales to the Wounded Warrior Project and Tuesday's Children charities in honor of the losses and sacrifices of their beneficiaries.
Linda Lee was a fifty-two-year old Florida resident, mother of three, and grandmother of eight. She had no formal art training or other experience in the field, and she was not aware of any psychic abilities.