Saturday, April 14, 2012

Exploring Past Lives with M.C.V. Egan

The Bridge of Deaths
by M.C.V. Egan
Genre: Historical/Paranormal/Romance/Mystery


On August 15th, 1939 an English passenger plane from British Airways Ltd. Crashed in Danish
waters between the towns of Nykobing/Falster and Vordingborg. There were five casualties     
reported and one survivor. Just two weeks before Hitler invaded Poland with the world at the
brink of war the manner in which this incident was investigated left much open to doubt. The
jurisdiction battle between the two towns and the newly formed Danish secret police, created
an atmosphere of intrigue and distrust. The five casualties are; Cesar Agustin Castillo, a bio-
chemical engineer educated in both Germany and the USA,  he is  a Mexican national working
for Standard Oil of New Jersey’s London branch. Samuel James Simonton, American national
 also employed by Standard Oil of New Jersey’s London office with a very strong military back
ground, graduate of West Point. Erich Bruno Wilhelm Beuss a German national a corporate
lawyer who is travelling with his medals earned in World War I. Anthony Crommelin Crossley
English Member of Parliament who is known and outspoken on the antipathy to Hitler and the
Munich Pact. He is also the sole defender of the Arab cause in the matter of Palestine in the
1930s. Alfred Stanley Mardsin Leigh, employee of British Airways LTD. The sole survivor is the
Pilot Clifford Frederick Cecil Wright. In the winter of 2009-2010 a young executive, Bill is
promoted and transferred to London for a major International firm. He has struggled for the
better part of his life with nightmares and phobias, which only seem to worsen in London. As he
 seeks the help of a therapist he accepts that his issues may well be related to a 'past-life
trauma’. His love interest Maggie helps him in his quest and realizes that she too is part of the
events as much in the past as she is in 2009-2010. Maggie and Bill find that through their love
and the courage to submit to past life regressions. They begin to find more questions than
answers.  They become very curious about events leading up to World War II and through
archives and the information superhighway of the 21st century Bill and Maggie travel through
knowledge and time to uncover the story of the 1939 plane crash. Their quest includes a
friendship forged through Skype with a middle-aged woman in Florida obsessed with the truth
about her grandfather’s death. This woman has been working for nearly two decades with
archives in Denmark, England and the United States to unfold the mystery that left her family
scarred  and wondering.  Her meticulous search and actual copies of documents in the book
help the reader understand that we are indeed dealing with true events.

All historical data is clearly documented and footnoted as many of the files used by the author
were rather obscure and not found in any history books. All data from psychics and past life
regressions is also very clearly documented.

The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world
of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical
 sources to solve "One of those mysteries that never get solved" is based on true events and
real people, it is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through sources in Denmark, England and
the United States, it finds a way to help the reader feel that he /she is also sifting through data
and forming their own conclusions. The journey takes the reader to well-known and little
known events leading up to the Second World War, both in Europe and America. The journey
also takes the reader to the possibility of finding oneself in this lifetime by exploring past lives.

Author Blog:

I was raised a devout Catholic and re-incarnation was not a word to be bounced around lightly and certainly not as an accepted belief. The very first time I pondered on the possibility was at the age of 18 when I went to the movies and saw a movie called Audrey Rose, (Or perhaps The Two lives of Audrey Rose). It starred a pretty young Anthony Hopkins, very pre-Hannibal Lechter; but the movie had its scary angle and was not exactly something that would entice the desire to believe in past lives.
After that however, the idea seemed to crop up in odd ways, like when people discussed Déjà vu. If it was to be a true thing, then the feeling that something was familiar could be best explained by having been there in a previous life, if it was something like a foreign country visited for the first time.
It seemed to me that having a soul that could live more than once was actually a rather exciting and appealing thought, but just a vague interesting thought that seemed to excite others, and made for fun ways to polish of a bottle of wine without talking about politics or any other ‘real’ subject.
In my late 20s I had an amazing experience that changed my life. The experience itself is not as relevant as the fact that I began to have very strange and powerful re-occurring dreams and they all transported me back to the 1500’s in Europe and made me wake up feeling shaken and uncomfortable. It is with an element of embarrassment that I admit today that at first I was shaken and not keen on the idea of believing, it took me several months before I felt so comfortable that I took the next step.
I read many, many books by a wide variety of sources. Some were fun light easy reading and others were thinking reads.  By the time I discovered Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss, I was already quite certain that it was what I believed in.
It was around the time of my 32 birthday that I experienced my very first past life regression under hypnosis. I used that experience in part in The Bridge of Deaths as Maggie’s unplanned regression.  In that session I ‘visited’ many different lifetimes and they were so diverse in era, gender and age of the subjects that as much as I enjoyed it, it left me with in some ways more questions and doubts than before.
Today I can tell you this. I have had many past life regressions. Some group regressions and some private. I have ‘visited’ some that have left me wondering. I have had physical (very positive) reactions to the regressions and I do like the idea that as a soul and an entity we get to try it all. We must get some easy lives and some very tough ones. I like that idea; it gives me a sense of balance and fairness to it all.

About the Author:

M.C.V. Egan is the pen name chosen by Maria Catalina Egan the author of The Bridge of Deaths. Catalina was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1959, one of eight children. From a very young age she became obsessed with the story of her maternal Grandfather, Cesar Agustin Castillo, mostly the story of how he died. She only spent her childhood in Mexico. Her father became an employee of The World Bank in Washington D.C.

From the early 1970s at the age of 12 she moved with her entire family to the United States. She was already fluent in Southern English as she had spent one school year in the town of Pineville, Louisiana with her grandparents. There she won the English award; ironically being the only one who had English as a second language in her class. In the D.C. suburbs she attended various private Catholic schools and graduated from Winston Churchill HS in Potomac, Maryland in 1977. She attended Montgomery Community College, where she changed majors every semester. She also studied in Lyons, France at the Catholic University for two years. In 1981, due to an impulsive young marriage to a Viking ( The Swedish kind, not the football player kind)  Catalina moved to Sweden where she resided for five years and taught at a language school for Swedish, Danish, and Finnish businesspeople. She returned to the USA where she has been living ever since. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Swedish.

Mrs. Egan has worked for various companies and holds an Insurance license for the State of Florida. Not her favorite field but involves very nice folks and makes money!

Maria Catalina Egan is married and has one son, who together with their five pound Chihuahua makes her feel like a fulltime mother.   Although she would not call herself an Astrologer she has taken many classes and taught a few beginner classes in Astrology. This is one of her many past times when she is not writing or researching.

She celebrated her 52nd birthday on July 2nd 2011 and gave herself self-publishing The Bridge of Deaths as a gift; she never submitted it to anyone prior to this decision and has enjoyed the very positive feedback.


The book was researched in archives in Denmark, UK, US and people interviewed in those countries as well as Mexico, this is documented with 200+ footnotes.


Four psychics using psychometry, a Peruvian Shaman, A Hypnotherapist and documented past life regressions were used.


The event being researched is an actual "mystery"


To protect anonymity of past life regression subject fictional character were created to tell the story and theirs is a journey of LOVE transcending more than one life.

Format: Paperback & E-book
Release Date: June 9, 2011

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