The Gift of Invisibility

Have you ever wished you could just disappear when the pressures of life close in? At work, when someone’s looking for you? At home when the kids are driving you crazy? What if it was really possible? 
Some say it is. In this article from Wired Science, I read about the existence of “invisibility crystals.” Potter fans say all you need is a cloak. Well, there’s an actual invisibility cloak according to this article by Charles Q. Choi, Invisibility Cloak: Now you see it, now you don’t.
In The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) a ring rendered Bilbo invisible. There was also an elven cloak later in The Lord of the Rings that enabled its wearer to blend into his or her surroundings. And of course, there’s the Bible. There were incidences in the Bible when saints disappeared, some to reappear in another place. Catholic believers will remember several of the ancient saints practiced the gift of invisibility. Eastern religions also spoke of it. 
Jael of Rogan, the heroine of my fantasy novels, practices invisibility. She discovers the gift quite by accident. It comes in handy several times. In The Lady of the Haven, she “fades into the background.” That’s a talent I could use at work. In the second book, A Gathering of Eagles, she learns to travel while invisible. Think of the gas you’d save! 

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2 thoughts on “The Gift of Invisibility

  1. Hi, Betty! Please visit my blog! I blogged about this topic yesterday as part of my new Sunday Brunch blog feature!
    http://ceceliadowdy.blogspot.com/2011/07/sunday-brunch-did-philip-disappear.html
    I wondered if the scripture I quoted is one of the ones you were referring to when you made this comment – also, if there are other scriptures of disappearing Saints, could you tell me about them? thx, Cecelia Dowdy
    Your quote:: And of course, there’s the Bible. There were incidences in the Bible when saints disappeared, some to reappear in another place. Catholic believers will remember several of the ancient saints practiced the gift of invisibility. Eastern religions also spoke of it

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  2. Thanks for the comment, Cecelia. Yes, this is the scripture I referred to. I prefer to believe Philip disappeared and reappeared in another place. No big thing for God. Of course, Jesus appeared several times, but most intriguing to me is Luke 4:28-30 when he walked through an angry mob, unseen by them. Could be they were blinded as were the men in Sodom. The early Catholic Saints I referred to, I read about here: http://www.amazon.com/Mysteries-Marvels-Miracles-Lives-Saints/dp/0895555417. Many of my Catholic friends and relatives, know these stories well.

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