My reactions to this book are mixed: rounding up to a 4 from 3.5 stars.
1. I intuititively feel that E.D.I.N.A. is a gentle, profound and powerful energy healing system. I would love to be treated by an E.D.I.N.A. practitioner.
2. Lois Wetzel's account of receiving the E.D.I.N.A. teachings makes fascinating reading.
3. I suspect that some, like me, will be uncomfortable with Wetzel's description of the genesis of ED.I.N.A. The technique is reported to be transmitted telepathically by evolved beings from the star Sirius-B, described as being descended from birds, who appear as giant blue-gray beams of light or, if in a less evolved state, as humanoid figures with beaks instead of noses and mouths and equipped with wings. Many will no doubt find this frightening, offputting or too unusual to comprehend. The book would benefit by a FAQ appendix detailing how to deal with such concerns. Same thing with the E.D.I.N.A. initiation process, which requires the invocation of male and female devas, of whom Pan is one, and the Sirius-B star beings. It would be helpful to provide additional material to help lay readers gain comfort with this process, or might it be possible to reword the invocations more comfortably for a wider range of people? FAQs on points that readers might question or resist would be useful.
4.By my research, there appears to be an error in the reported Hebrew letter symbolizing Fire in Kabbalah, part of the symbolism said to surround the name of the Sirius-B star beings. The correct letter appears to be Shin, the Hebrew S or SH. I encourage Ms.Wetzel to review this point for revised editions of this book. I note that this possible error is minor, but it might detract from Wetzel's credibility in the eyes of some.
5. Another caveat is that E.D.I.N.A. practitioners can initiate each other and use the practice on others simply on the basis of instructions in this book. The instructions are very cogent, but I worry about quality control. This appears to be a powerful energetic healing method, which raises the possibility that it could cause harm if misused or used by the wrong person/s. A FAQ section in the book could address this and similar concerns.
6. Despite these caveats, the actual E.D.I.N.A. energy healing process appears benign and beneficial. Aspects appear to include the use of imagery, sound healing, and sacred geometry. (A question: in light of the sacred geometry aspect, can the technique be used in the design and construction of buildings, interior spaces and landscapes?)
7. Summary: the content of E.D.I.N.A. is intriguing and exciting. Can the discussion of E.D.I.N.A 's roots (description of where it comes from, invocations) be made more palatable for a broad audience while still honoring its origins? This is not an inconsequential point, as the technique is intended to be disseminated and used widely. As well, is there sufficient quality control in the current dissemination of the technique?