Daniella Sapriel lives on a sailboat in the San Diego area. She is working on several book and film projects.
Ending the War Between Mars and Venus
Reframing the Myth of Either/Or
Based on my experiences growing up in a patriarchal household. Applies quantum holistic theory to gender politics and concludes that gender war is another aspect of the mind/body split. Wholeness for both men and women is achieved by rejecting either/or divisions and embracing the dance of opposites within. Conflict is understood as having an inner component that has been projected on the other. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of the Song of Solomon as well as Tantric traditions that teach that the blending of feminine (yin) and masculine (yang) forces in each individual mirrors the creative principle of the universe, this work encourages both men and women to go beyond either/or thinking and embrace Unity Consciousness.
A Quantum/Holistic View
... Changes Everything
Expanding on the theme explored in "Ending the War between Mars and Venus -- Reframing the Myth of Either/Or," which dealt primarily with gender politics, this book applies a similar holistic viewpoint to EVERYTHING, from racial discrimination to whether the universe is expanding or contracting.
Moving beyond the prevailing Newtonian paradigm that everything (and everyone) must be "either" this "or" that, a universe of infinite possibilties and paradoxical fundamental truths emerges.Life, when viewed from this point of view, changes from being a seemingly meaningless and random series of disconnected and discrete events to a breathtakingly artistic creation of a genius so marvelous as to invoke awe for the Creator, who is, paradoxically, both greater than us and at the same time sparks within us. The LARGE within the Small — which is the hallmark of a fractal universe.
Daniella Sapriel has been exploring the issue of shifting from an atomistic Newtonian paradigm to a quantum/holistic paradigm for over thirty years. Embracing a new paradigm requires reframing "either/or" thinking and remembering that we were born whole, each of us both light and dark. We are, like light, both particle and wave --both individual (atomistic, particle) and wave (connected). Embracing this paradox allows us to better understand ourselves and our universe.
Work in Progress
Song for My Mother ⎯ Backwards and in High Heels
Our family's oral history credited my father for leaving postwar Egypt at age 41 with a wife and two small children to start a new life in America. Too often overlooked and unmentioned was that my equally courageous and accomplished mother - who spoke seven languages to his five - had done everthing he'd done only - like Ginger Rogers - "Backwards and in High Heels".
This book is a long overdue tribute to my mother, whom I never fully appreciated until shortly before her death. Using stories of our travels taken from my father's (unpublished) memoirs, I add my own memories of those times, including my memories of my mother's part in our family's adventures. The older I am, the more grateful I am for her wisdom and intuition, especially her interests in health and healing through food and her passion for cooking the traditional Mediterranean dishes we all enjoyed.
Work in Progress
Cancer's Gift - The Wake Up Call
Diagnosed with breast cancer on Valentine's Day 2019, shortly before my 74th birthday, I was shocked yet not surprised. I had ignored several warnings that three years of grief, trauma and exhaustion had taken their toll. From the beginning — except in the shocked moments immediately after the diagnosis — I didn't “feel” like I had a “disease” called "CANCER” and wondered whether I was just in denial or not paying attention. No question I had a large inflamed lump in my breast that tested positive for cancer. I could FEEL the inflammation and feel it growing larger by the day. It was scary.
"Cancer is the Symptom -- Your Life is the Dis-Ease"
This book describes my healing journey. It does not give medical advice. Anyone facing cancer is encouraged to find a team of professionals to support their cancer journey. Finding an integrative oncologist is incredibly helpful and important. Each person's healing journey is unique. Good luck on yours!
As I struggled to regain my balance and decide how best to treat this life threatening situation, I heard an inner voice say "CANCER isn’t the DIS- EASE. CANCER IS THE SYMPTOM. The Dis-ease is your underlying LIFE — poor diet, too much stres, the exhaustion, the grief, the trauma." That clear intuitive guidance changed everything. It became the guiding principle on my healing journey. Instead of looking at how to "kill the cancer," I turned my focus on what I needed to do to regain my health, to heal my life, regardless of whether I had one day left or years ahead of me. I thought of all the things I had hoped to do but not yet done -- writing a book; gathering materials for a film project on the life of the man I loved, whose death had left me bereft; seeing my daughter blossom into adulthood. "Cancer's Gift -- the Wake Up Call " describes my healing journey, which continues today. Three years into this journey, my life -- despite (or because of) the fear that cancer brings -- is also filled with joy, gratitude and a deep appreciation for life and for my body, which is capable of miracles if given a chance.
Work in Progress
My Three Shepherds
I loved my father's stories of "Telio," the shepherd he had in his youth. When I moved out of my family home at 18, I got my first shepherd, "Misty" . She was my constant companion for 14 and a half years, accompanying me as an undergrduate at UCLA, attending USC Law School with me, and traveling to Washington D.C. when I got my first job as a lawyer at the Department of Justice. My second shepherd "Bear" came to me during the difficult years following my divorce, and was my and my daughter's protector and partner in adventures for 15 and a half years. My third shepherd, "T-Bear," was my soul's companion. He was extraordinarily beautiful and charismatic, drawing people to him with his depth of soul and gentlenes. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge on March 8, 2021. I have a wonderful pack waiting for me on the other side.