Book Launch January 2015


A Near Death Experience Survivor’s Story
and Inspirational Guide to Living in the Light

by Róisín Fitzpatrick

Published by Hachette Ireland

Available now in bookstores throughout Ireland.

‘A brilliant book with an unforgettable message.’
Dr. Christine Ranck, co-author of bestselling book Ignite the Genius Within

In this ground-breaking book, Róisín Fitzpatrick shares with the reader her remarkable journey when in 2004, without any warning, she suffered a life-threatening brain haemorrhage. While in the ICU of Beaumont Hospital, she felt herself being drawn out of her body and enveloped in a radiant light. There, in a blissful vision of the afterlife, she experienced the most powerful transformation of her life. Róisín's discovery – that ‘Heaven’ lies within each of us, that we are pure love and always at one with the eternal light – changed the course of her world. She went on to make a full recovery by integrating this newfound love and light into her daily existence.

Róisín calls this her ‘near-life experience’ because it has given her the freedom to truly live life. And she encourages readers to embrace this precious gift of life by asking the question: are you living your best life now? She provides an inspirational guide with simple, yet, powerfully effective practical exercises to show ways to be able to feel and experience this light in our own lives. To quote Dr. Ranck, this is 'A book of wise words that will introduce some people to the light, will draw others back to the light and will itself long shine light in all sorts of unforeseeable and beautiful ways.'

Róisín also seamlessly weaves her near-death experience (NDE) with the eternal light – solas síoraí – of our ancient Irish myths and monuments, shining a light on our past, present and future. She shows how we can all connect with this light to enhance our daily lives, and develop a deeper connection to a sense of peace and unity beyond the physical realm. Her near death experience has been validated by Dr. Bruce Greyson, one of the pioneers and medical experts in this field in the United States for over 40 years.

‘A remarkable book that is unique in the annals of its kind... a love story in the most sublime sense’
Dr. Bruce Greyson, co-editor of The Handbook of Near Death Experiences

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Following a brain haemorrhage and near-death experience, Róisín Fitzpatrick turned this adversity into a positive life change. Integrating her passion for sharing the beauty of the eternal light, with her business skills from her former professional career (at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), she has become an internationally successful artist. In addition to ten exhibitions in the United States since 2009, in Manhattan, Washington D.C. and Massachusetts, Roisin's art is on permanent display at The National Concert Hall, Dublin and The Irish American Heritage Museum, Upstate New York. Roisin's art currently features at entrepreneur Richard Branson's Natirar Resort near New York and Fitzpatrick's Grand Central Hotel in Manhattan. Artist of the Light® artwork is in the private and public collections of many leading European and US art collectors including Christy O’Connor Jnr., professional golfer, winner of the Ryder Cup, Mark Burnett, TV producer of The Emmys and The Voice and actress Roma Downey from Touched by an Angel and The Bible. Roisin's art has been endorsed by Deepak Chopra and critically acclaimed by Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Artnews, IN New York, WHERE New York, Irish Arts Review, the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish America Magazine, Irish Examiner USA, Irish Echo and Irish Voice. Taking Heaven Lightly is her first book.

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Roisin Fitzpatrick Artist of the Light®

Roisin's artworks are a great example of contemporary Irish art. H.E. Michael Collins, former Ambassador of Ireland to the United States
H.E. Michael Collins, former Ambassador of Ireland to the United States

"Roisin's artworks are a great example of contemporary Irish art."

'Inspiring!' Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra


inspiring and uplifting
Wall Street Journal

"Roisin's art is inspiring and uplifting, particularly during these challenging times. Hence she shares her art as Artist of the Light."

'Inspiring!' Deepak Chopra

"The art brings beauty and nature together by expressing intricate patterns with simple elegance."

'Inspiring!' Deepak Chopra
Roma Downey, actress from Touched by an angel and Mark Burnett, TV producer of The Emmys and The Voice

"Roisin Fitzpatrick’s art inspires us to connect with the light within, creating more peace and joy in our lives. We hope you enjoy her art as much as we do."

Artwork on display at:

The National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin.
Fitzpatrick’s Grand Central Hotel, Manhattan.
Natirar, Richard Branson resort (near New York City).
The Irish American Heritage Museum, Upstate New York.
Anam Cara Gallery, 18 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT.

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