Transcript Staff Writer

Fearing her children would not know about her, Norman author W. Medina began to keep a journal of her dreams and visions in the 1970s. She realized that once she died, her dreams would die with her and she compiled the dreams into her first book "Shadowing your Dreams: Hidden Secrets, Park I."

"Back in the '70s I developed a life-long interest in the messages hidden in dreams or visions," Medina said. "Television and technology was slowly moving into a new era. Writing and reading were mainly the hobbies for the mind. It seemed that the occurrences and timing of those messages have a correlation with events in the real life and the need to place each detail together into a whole creation seemed pretty challenging.

"Mainly, the journal was a well-kept secret that only a few individuals knew existed. The ideas presented through the dreams and or visions came from an unknown source, and the hands that took the time to write everything within the subconscious were the tools to make these impressions to last a lifetime."

"'Shadowing your Dreams: Hidden Secrets, Park I' is not only a very rare collection, but some of the contents are shocking," Medina said. "I firmly believe that when you start reading it, you will not put the book down until you are at the last page. It took me a few year -- well the truth is it was a long life time -- to gather all my thoughts and create this unique material into a book."

Medina also drew the many illustrations throughout the book.

Many of her dreams have come true, and some just leave you wondering. The following is an excerpt from the book.

"April 2, 2005 10:30 am (USA -- Central Time). I closed my eyes, and I relaxed, Within a few seconds, the "Third" eye entrance opened its gates. I can see a crowd gathered together in front of a big building. I moved more closely toward the "Third" eye dimension, and I entered in it. ...

I moved inside the building that looked like the Vatican Church, and then I continued flowing through a hall. ...

I saw an individual who was resting on a bed. ... He rose up his body from the bed to almost a sitting position. He kept his eyes on me. Next, he did lie down back in the bed. At this moment, I recognized who was this important figure. He was the Holy Pope John Paul II. ..."

Pope John Paul II died April 2, 2005 at 9:37 p.m. Italian time.

Medina dreamed about many men on top of a tall building using a rope to reach the ground. She dreamed they were prisoners. Later that day, Nov. 27, 2005, she learned about a jail escape from Washington, Yakita County Corrections. They used a rope to escape.

Not all the dreams have a conclusive meaning.

Dec. 7, 2005, she dreamed she was being chased by a ghost. She prayed and then fell asleep. She felt a finger poke her left eye and then she woke up.

Medina lives in Norman with her husband Vincent D'Amato and two children. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico.

She recently graduated with honors, earning a bachelor's degree in information technology.

"Shadowing your Dreams: Hidden Secrets Part I," is available at, Shawn Street, public relations representative at or can be ordered at Borders, Barnes -- Noble, and other bookstores.

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