Lightpoints: Peter Kassan
Imagine being able to sense the presence of others and having the ability to determine what kind of person they are. When you face death head on and find yourself within an experience that takes you out of your body and moving towards a tunnel of light, it’s called a Near Death Experience. Many people have recounted their brush with death knowing that for a limited time they are were thought to have gone to their eternal rest. There are many types of experiences that have been recorded and some might include two elements where others more. There are fifteen common characteristics attributed to NDE. The most common is the sense of finding yourself outside of your body and moving through a darkness or a tunnel. Some find their feelings and emotions sharpened and enhanced while others experience darkness or extreme light. Imagine seeing a spiritual realm, your relatives and friends that passed away, religious figures or having increased awareness or knowledge of nature and the universe? What about feeling more connected, reviewing your life within the short time span of your journey or evening sensing your future and receiving messages about your life’s purpose? Experiences vary, residuals are different as we learn more about NDE and meet many whom have experienced it, find themselves searching for others like them and realize that there is something powerful out there that has changed them, allowed them to see more clearer and feel the energy of Lightpoints of others. Lightpoints: Peter Kassen enter this new world and find out if you are one of them.
Leaving her father giving him a kiss goodbye, twenty four year old Amanda Nichols heads for Grand Central Station and the train ride home. Living in Queens, New York with her husband Chris, what happens as she enters the station will change her life forever. Attacked in the subway, on death’s door she experiences injuries that would ordinarily be more than just life threatening. But, when revived, returning from the light Amanda makes a startling recovery but within the confines of her hospital room something happens that alerts her that she is no longer the same person she was before and upon reflection she relates her feelings, her new found “lightpoints,” her heightened sense of awareness of people, their aura and their inner sense to one man that would change it all. Meeting Dr. Wagner she enters a support group that focuses on people that had NDE. But, there is much more as we meet several others living in different places who use their experiences on a whole different level and for different reasons. Life changing experiences, life altering are just the tip of the iceberg when we learn the magnitude of the power, the fierceness of the energy level and how some use it to destroy, kill and then bring others back. Good vs. Evil: some want to help others while some want to profit! How do you discern whether to use this power and or not? Lightpoints connect with the energy of the other person. Sometimes she as well as others can feel the energy emitted by many or just a few from across a room, a closed door, the room next door or just hearing a voice.
Carlos Herrera is a crime boss who is gunned down and finds himself a changed and more powerful man after his NDE. Eliminating the competition and those that harmed him he sends out warning to the rival gang about what will happen if they do not join forces with him. Hector has other plans for his power as we learn when he visits his girlfriend, Rosa. The power of a KISS can be deadly. The stronger the intensity the more likely the victim will succumb to death. But, if done right they will enter a trance and be revived never being the wiser. Herrara is dangerous. Using his powers over and over again some die and some don’t.
Angel Rios started a prayer group on Thursday nights and realized that within this group they all had a special link and power. Wanting to reach out to others he attempts to by starting with his brother Julio who had a traumatic experience. The power of prayer can generate an energy within the person receiving it that can change their lives even if they are not in the same room. When Angel realizes the power it had over his brother he and his group to decide to help the depressed, needy and poor residing in the psychiatric ward of a hospital. Hearing Angel and listening to the prayers as he and the rest of the members of his prayer circle miraculously help a man named Enrique, the author brings to light the power of religion, believing and faith. But, some use their powers to harm others as we learn about a man who runs a place for men to unleash their passions but some do more than that. Just how these incidents connect as Chris questions Amanda when situations arise that make you wonder if she has more than just this power to sense a person’s energy but a touch of sixth sense too. Saving someone that construction workers did not see, call 911 when she senses her father in trouble brings to the forefront another realm of this new sight she and others have. But, what happens next when she decides to explain it to Chris, bring him to near death and have him join her group?
As Herrera searches for more candidates to join his group Chris and Amanda decide to explore another avenue. The author takes readers through the process of a NDE as Amanda tries to take Chris into the fold one step at a time risking his life each time an attempt to change his energy and make him like her takes place. With the aid of Lisa and her cardiologist boyfriend, John, we learn the method, hear the fears and learn from Chris what he experiences. But, how will this end and what about the others: Herrera, Pavel, Prevada and Angel who also want to use the power but for different reasons. Can she give him the same faculties as she has?
Things take a different turn when Chris immerses himself in his art and painting and creates each step of the transformation in his work. But, although he and Amanda are happy and enjoy their newfound energy and way of life, things change, he goes too far when he attempts an OBE and then something changes. As Herrera sends his men to New York their paths cross with both Amanda and Chris. But, Herrera has only one thing in mind and that is to enlarge his group of sensitives in order take the energy of those who defy him. What happens when Chris is approached will change it all? What Amanda does when confronted and faced with danger and Herrera you just won’t believe? Revenge, anger, retribution and murder: Just who wins? Just who pays more than the ultimate price for becoming something they are not? Two young people who discover what they think is special, head toward the light, think they are invincible and one who will learn a lesson never they will never forget. Author Peter Kassan takes readers inside the minds of Amanda, Chris, Lisa, John and many others whose goal it is to employ these powers in order to live what they think is a happier life? An ending that is quite compelling and a story that has potential for more to come. Lightpoints: Don’t get to close to the light! Don’t Touch! Headstrong, impulsive, hard to control at times and definitely has her own way of doing things, Amanda Nichols is a strong character with strong convictions of what she feels is right or wrong. NDE: Would you do what Amanda did? What is next for her and the rest? Let’s hope there’s a sequel.
Fran Lewis: Reviewer