What Casts a Shadow?
by Seth Mullins
A troubled young rock musician, a mystic mentor, and a generation of lost souls longing for a new voice to emerge from thewilderness...
When an altercation outside of a performance venue nearly proves fatal, Brandon Chane begins to realize how far his life is spinning out of control. His efforts to channel his pain, frustration and thwarted loves into his music may not suffice to save him. Then he meets Saul, a crisis counselor with the soul of an ancient medicine man, and a far-reaching journey of healing - one that may teach him how to steer away from the very edge of the abyss - begins.
An Air of Pilgrimage
Now it was all deepening. We merged with a river born of magic, myth and the dreams of all those who’d gone before us. I turned to my right and saw some violets casting off glints of tiny light like flecks of stardust. All at once, everything in existence was being created in every moment.
“It’s the light that can’t be extinguished!” I shouted. “I understand now!”
It’s easy to say such things when you feel all of Creation communing with you; easy, too, to assume that the other people around you will understand your sense of euphoria. And yet in actual fact Tommy did shout “Yes!” from his place at the vanguard as if he knew exactly what I was talking about.
And just like that, our whole holy pilgrimage south flashed across my inner eyes: the distances, the pockets of heart warmth and of emptiness, the strangers met and the intimacy of the music that we’d ushered in to their stomping grounds. My imagination deified our trusty travelling van, transforming it into an ancient Egyptian Solar Boat that had borne us across the heavens of Vision so that we could spread our gospel of every human being’s Divinity.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Seth Mullins draws upon the great sweep of human soul-journeying to weave his tales. He's inspired by music, shamanism, dreams and the mysteries and miracles of our inner life. His greatest love as a writer is for fiction that depicts a journey towards self-awareness in the deepest sense.
"Probably the most valuable thing that I learned throughout my spiritual journey in this life is the importance of trusting in one's self. Many of our cultural lessons encourage us to ignore or even fear our inner reality. And yet it is this realm that really does hold the answers to all of our questions, and can point the way towards the most fulfilling life experiences possible for us."
Mr. Mullins has lived in Maine, Connecticut, New Mexico, Oregon and Vermont.
1. Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who?
I try to avoid those kinds of fantasies. There are always aspects of my life that I wish I could change; but I’m on a journey that no one else has ever been on, and I’d hate to squander that opportunity by trading this life for someone else’s.
2. What did you do on your last birthday?
It just so happened that my family and extended family had planned a weekend get-together on a lake that fell upon that day (in mid-August), so my birthday celebration became part of the festivities.
3. Do you have any tattoos? Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?
No. I’ve never found an image that I felt was ‘definitive of me’ enough to want to commit to my skin.
4. What are you working on right now?
The conclusion of The Edge of the Known trilogy: “Humanity’s Way Forward”
5. Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
I’ve produced the strongest writing of my life over the last two years, so this has changed so much else: How I see myself and my destiny, where I envision it heading, etc. I feel that I have stepped much more deeply into my ‘soul path’.
http://www.humanityswayforward.com (Humanity's Way Forward - my website)
http://frontiersofconsciousness.blogspot.com (The Edge of the Known by Seth Mullins - my blog)
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