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The Maya Trilogy

                          CONDOR’S EYE, KISMET & MAYA

                                                          Novels by Ronnie Sarkin

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Theme

Condor’s Eye, Kismet and Maya are a trilogy. The thread is of a couple living through multiple lifetimes together showing the karma we create and carry with us into subsequent incarnations. The stories may be simply read as historical sagas with love, sex, violence, compassion and many of life’s other challenges, taking place in various places and times with some mystical elements. However if the reader wishes to probe further, there are layers within layers which are described and explained in this web site. Maya is scheduled for release in Q1/2018.

CONTENTS

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      1. Synopsis
      2. Underlying stories’ purpose
      3. Basis of the stories’ structure
      4. Objectives
      5. Do’s & Don’ts
      6. Condor’s Eye:

Chapters:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46

              7. Kismet:

Chapters:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38

8. Some of the karmic links
9. Karmic parallels and opposites
10. Escaping destiny (kismet)
11. Karma versus free will
12. Religion Recapitulation
13. Reviews
14. Cover pictures information
15. Book ordering links
16. References & suggested reading

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1. Synopsis

CONDOR’S EYE

Condor’s Eye becomes the medicine man and shaman of his tribe, the River Valley Clan. With his wife Laughing Wind they face many challenges and adventures. Unlike the traditional image of indigenous American Indians being savages, their lives are filled with love, compassion, consideration and a deep appreciation for the environment in which they live and on which they depend. In spite of their gentle and philosophical approach to life, circumstances can be harsh forcing them to demonstrate various strengths necessary for their survival. How they lived their lives then dictates what experiences they would have in their next incarnation together.

The couple then incarnate about 550 years later as Anouar (pronounced Anwahr) and Marc to experience many extreme situations karmically contracted before incarnating. This is to balance various events and experiences they had when they were Indians. This next lifetime then sets the stage for the couple who again return together, first as Fey and Adam in the sequel Kismet.

KISMET

April, a pagan priestess is burned at the stake in Carran, County Clare, Ireland. This terrible act orphans  her four year old daughter Fey. She is adopted by their close friends the Reddans, and their son Adam falls in love with Fey. Fey’s estranged cousin Sylvan comes to Carran to train Fey as a priestess to follow April’s ancient heritage. This path creates enormous contention with Adam being so fraught with danger. Will his concerns materialize?

Carran (Carron) todayCarran (Carron) today

Five hundred years later the couple return in another life as Kevan and Áine (pronounced Ahn+ye). Áine is similarly orphaned and adopted by Kevan’s parents. They also fall in love but the contention this time is when Kevan joins a guerrilla group dedicated to evicting the oppressive English occupiers from his beloved country. Áine is concerned for Kevan’s safety during his dangerous excursions in engaging the enemy. Will they repeat their previous incarnation or change the outcome through free will rather than being slaves to their destiny, their Kismet?

MAYA

The many questions about life asked in Condor’s Eye and Kismet finally require answering based on our current understanding, much of which is from channeled sources. In Maya, the structure has shifted to accommodate this additional type of information, presented by the protagonist Aaron Joseph in a series of discussions and debates with like-minded people. In parallel the historical and future lifetime experiences continue, woven between Aaron chapters similar to the structure of the first two books. One of the primary objectives of Maya is to engage the reader, to reflect on their lives and beliefs in case they are able to shift towards more positive aspects they can create for themselves with these new techniques about which mankind is now learning . In particular how your beliefs define your thoughts and these thoughts then create your realities.

In Maya, Aaron shares his beliefs and philosophies with friends and therefore the reader. The healthy debates have protagonists and antagonists so it is not a biased presentation. In parallel there are further incarnation experiences threading their way through the book. Experiences and events in them then dictate why certain events occur in subsequent lifetimes according to the Laws of Karma.

Maya is scheduled for release in Q2 or Q3 of 2018.

2. UNDERLYING PURPOSE OF THE STORIES

These are all stories of the same couple’s lives that may be read on various levels:

  • At the most superficial level, they are historical romances with some mystical elements. The backdrop commences in Condor’s Eye around 500 BC in America, moves forward to Ancient Egypt around 60 to 30 BC. In the second book called Kismet our couple move to ancient Ireland, living in the 1200s and 1700s. Each era has many examples of how people lived during those periods. In Maya, the time spread is much wider and incorporates ten different lifetimes  between 74 AD and 2193 AD.
  • The next level tries to penetrate life’s deeper meanings and questions whether there are mechanisms which can be revealed and even harnessed to direct one’s reality.
  • If one believes that everyone has a soul which survives death and can reincarnate, the next level explores the karmic links between lifetimes.
  • Ultimately is our fate or kismet preordained or do we have free will? If we have free will, how do we recognize and exercise it rather than be swept along by life’s currents being conveyed to destinations which we contracted to before incarnating again?

These questions are examined through our heroes and heroines (which is the same couple time and time again) with some answers and references should a reader wish to explore these aspects further.

The eclectic belief set on which the stories are based has evolved over half a century of seeking and is based on religious, philosophic, secret and channeled teachings. Therefore most of the information, reasons and explanations in and behind the stories have credible sources which have been listed for further reading if it has sufficiently piqued the reader’s curiosity. Of course this will be embraced or refuted according to your personal beliefs. Irrespective it should be of interest even if it is to review another perspective of life. If you have read or propose reading the books then the chances are that you too ponder life’s meaning and purpose. So the theories and reasons for events should be interesting and add clarification as to how the story evolved.

The Emerald Isles

Ireland – The Emerald Isles

3. BASIS OF THE STORY STRUCTURE

A fundamental premise is that there is a God in some form or another. We have the gift of a soul that is independent of our physical body and therefore survives death. We then return many times (reincarnate) with key attributes of each life experience determined by actions, thoughts and deeds from previous lives. This package of life experiences is defined by karma. Living out these events is then referred to as fate, destiny or kismet. But then your belief may be one where at most, good and bad luck may befall you with neither higher purpose nor direction being involved. Irrespective you are just as honored for your courage to incarnate and endure the trials and tribulations of existence. However, here it is contended that we all have predefined, unique paths and from a higher level, it is just viewed as experience. Therefore it is not for us to judge anyone else’s life along their unique path. Merely to respect each other for the experiences we chose to have or undergo because of past life actions. This is probably the only valid explanation as to why “bad things happen to good people.”

If these statements are already too far from your sense of credibility, close this Window but do not waive the opportunity to read a stories with their depth and diversity. Just ignore the esoteric stuff as you would in a vampire film or story about magic and enjoy this one in a similar manner.

5. OBJECTIVES

  1. To explain reasons why events happen, why various theories have been postulated and the intent behind selected discussions.
  2. In many instances to provide the sources of teachings and other relevant material that has been woven into the fabric of the story, references are given for further exploration.
  3. Explain or highlight connections between the lifetimes, be they repeat events to still ‘learn the lesson’ or opposite experiences as a balancing of energy (aka karma).
  4. To understand that what we do now, we will have to confront in the future (this lifetime or some future one) as an incentive to choose the loving, better and often more difficult path rather than the easy, tempting or less honorable options.
  5. Add dimensions of understanding and depth to the book. Hopefully this additional information will increase the enjoyment and meaning to your reading experience.

6. DO’s & DON’Ts

  1. Please do not read any chapter here ahead of reading them in the books. It will dilute the experience of surprise and coming across events for the first time.
  2. Depending on the individual, choose whether you wish to first read each story completely and only then revert back to this material for further depth and insights. Or read a chapter then refer to the information here for comments and explanations. The latter method of interacting chapter by chapter is the recommended option as details will be fresh.
  3. Readers are invited to submit questions, comments and observations. Please either click on the link at the top to send (Leave a reply) or email directly to info@feyslamentation.com.

Enough background for now. Time to read the books! But if you have already started or completed either of the books (thank you), please continue reading.

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                                                                     CONDOR’S EYE

CHAPTER 1                                                     AMBUSH                                         42nd summer

American Indian incarnation.

One of the most serious events within Condor’s Eye’s life. The incident develops later in the book where it is explored more fully.

QUOTE

Two wolves battle within us, a good wolf and an evil one.
The one which wins is the one you feed.

Cherokee proverb

 We all have choices. Wild Mustang fed his evil wolf whereas Condor’s Eye fed his good wolf.

But will good triumph over evil?

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CHAPTER 2                                              TEMPLE OF FEAR                                         43 BC

Egyptian incarnation.

The training in this Egyptian temple to confront and manage fear needs to be extremely terrifying. This challenge is no exception. Similarly to Chapter 1 this incident continues later on in the book.

QUOTE

To face a real daemon, you must first look
inwards and conquer your own darkness.

Luis Marques

Our skeletons in the closet hold us back. Until these monsters are cleared we cannot be free from our internal demons.

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CHAPTER 3                                      GENTLE WIND                            3 to 8 summers old

Even as a young child Gentle Wind starts showing differences suggesting that he may be blessed with various unusual talents. This is recognized by Rattling Snake, the village medicine man. That Gentle Wind has some uncanny way of tracking is the first portent of possibly having  extraordinary gifts.

QUOTE

On a personal level, the question then becomes one of finding
the pattern of behavior that we see in others, within ourselves.

The Door to the Great Journey, Daniel C. Price Ph.D.

 As a youngster Gentle Wind was already unusually interested in people’s behavior, which included himself. Daniel Price’s quote affirms this as the necessary step in understanding who we are so we can better understand others.

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CHAPTER 4                                      INSATIABLE CURIOSITY              62 to 52 BC (0 to 10 years)

Anouar’s tragic loss of her mother would help mold her into a hardy survivor. This was one of her karmic contracts as is explained later in the book. The intellectual stimulation from Hathor and Ptah represented additional honing of her keen mind. It was inevitable that she would enroll in the training of the Twelve Mystical Temples. Or was this part of her karma, her kismet?

QUOTE

Egypt is ruled by Greek kings.
Alexander the Great has taken Egypt from the Persians
and made it a part of the Greek Empire.
… The Ptolemaic dynasty of the Greeks would successfully rule Egypt
by mingling Hellenic traditions with the legacy of the Pharaohs.
The Greek king also had themselves deified as gods, having
temples built, and having statues made in their honor.

Real History World Wide web site

An important historical background to the nature of Egypt at that time and why events unfolded the way they did.

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CHAPTER 5                                                 PAST LIVES                                              14th summer

Seeing our previous lives is a complex subject of which little is known. However virtually every aspect of our experiences is stored and hints can be retrieved. We do know that it is stored in magnetic strands woven about the double helix chemical DNA strands and a duplicate in this is held in crystals within the Cave of the Ancients somewhere deep within the earth’s crust, too deep for us to go. The eclectic developed here is an attempt to present how we receive information from the other side of the veil.

The structure in which we live requires us to receive information linearly as we do not have the ability to process more than small quantities of information or experiences at once. Snippets from Seth, Kryon and especially Neale Donald Walsch’s “Home With God in a Life That Never Ends” have contributed to how this chapter has been constructed. Condor’s Eye’s description of receiving data of entire lifetimes at once is an example of how complete concepts are presented from the other side of the veil where the rules of linearity do not exist. These linear experiences fed to us sequentially then creates the illusion of time. Information about the illusion of time have been explained by numerous sources but from our perspective, it is virtually impossible to emotionally fathom not living the sensation of this time mirage. The reader can therefore take anything they wish from this chapter ranging from nothing to a motivation to delve further. In essence these concepts are beyond our ken and we just have to accept our limitations in not being able to understand many things about life.

QUOTE 1

“All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance,
or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space,
the akasha or luminiferous ether, which is
acted upon by the life giving Prana or
creative force, calling into existence,
in never-ending cycles all things
and phenomena.”

Nikola Tesla, Man’s Greatest Achievement, 1907 (1)(2)

In the same league as Albert Einstein, Tesla’s legacy to us has changed civilization for the better, especially in the field of electricity. Like Einstein, Tesla’s philosophies on life were profound but he does admit that much is “beyond conception.” However the level of knowledge during his lifetime (1856-1943) was far less than what we now know. Considering what was then known, Tesla’s theories were highly insightful.

Einstein re Tesla     Tesla

QUOTE 2

Over the last few days, I have been able to see my life
as from a great altitude, as a sort of landscape,
and with a deepening sense of the connection of all its parts.

Oliver Sacks, Professor of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine

Oliver Sack’s personal perspective of seeing all of one’s life simultaneously as a landscape when in a coma coincidentally parallels the analogy given by Condor’s Eye to Rattling Snake.

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CHAPTER 6              12 MYSTICAL TEMPLES OF ENLIGHTENMENT             47 BC. 15 years old

For details on the Twelve Mystical Temples along the Nile River, recommended reading is The Sacred Flower of Life by Drunvalo Melchizidek. Any person passing through such comprehensive and rigorous training would be an extremely rounded individual, even today. There are comments and theories about the origin of concepts such as chakras which people assume to have originated in India. Some of these suggest instead that it went from Egypt to India. But how it may arrived in Egypt is probably even more bizarre.

QUOTE

… the Southern shaft of the King’s Chamber (in the Great Pyramid)
pointed towards the Belt of Orion, associated with the god Osiris, and
the equivalent shaft from the Queen’s Chamber pointed towards Sirius,
the star of the goddess Isis.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids. Robert Bauval & Adrian Gilbert.

 An example of the mystical past of Egypt, which Anouar embarked on learning about when enrolling in the Temple program.

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CHAPTER 7                                          CONDOR’S EYES                                             14th Summer

Responding to his gut feeling, Condor’s Eye awoke the dormant potential with which he incarnated, namely to meld with a condor and see what was visible to the great bird. Was it a coincidence that Rattling Snake also had Condor’s Eye’s name come to him? One needs to be alert so that when Spirit sends us information via intuition, dreams, symbolic events and any other manner, we do not miss them.

Sacred Waterfall

Author’s original sketch of the Sacred Waterfall drawn around 1980 when it was revealed during a meditation. At that time his wife Janine was on a spiritual pilgrimage with 20 women in Peru, which undoubtedly catalyzed the release of this information.

QUOTE

Co-incidences are one way your spirit
Lets you know Spirit is in your life.

The Door to the Great Journey, Daniel C. Price

 A beautiful quote that explains it simply.

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CHAPTER 8                                           SEMANTICS                                 46 BC. 16 years old

 The perennial question whether one believes in a soul that reincarnates. Do we have a preordained destiny, freedom of choice or some of both? The chapter is a discussion about these possible attributes of our kismet and maktub. Are kismet and maktub really different or is it merely semantics? Our individual beliefs determine which option/s we consider to be the truth but it is our truth and not necessarily the absolute truth.

QUOTE 1:

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures,
or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves.
Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of
an individual that survives his physical death;
let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism,
cherish such thoughts.

The World as I see it, Albert Einstein 1931

Einstein’s perspective of God and life. The author agrees that God is not one of reward and punishment, just of love. But disagrees that on death, there is nothing after that. If we have a soul which is the spark from God that powers us, it will survive the end of our physical bodies and is timeless.

QUOTE 2:

“People die … he is (still) living, just not the way you think”
explained Angel Seth (Nicholas Cage).
“I don’t think I believe in that”
replied Cardio thoracic surgeon Maggie (Meg Ryan).
“Some things are true whether you believe in them or not”
answered Seth.

Film: City of Angels

An alternative quote where the post death description (that he is still living, just not the way you think) is closer to the beliefs which are becoming increasingly commonplace irrespective of ‘whether you believe them or not.’

Ryan_CageCity of Angels – Meg Ryan & Nicolas Cage

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CHAPTER 9                                             DAWN DEW                                       14th Summer

Condor’s Eye’s first opportunity to test his capability to see through a condor’s eyes had arrived. Until this crisis his ability was more of a novelty than life saving tool.

Tracking Dawn Dew

This picturesque painting of a Red Indian tracking along a stream in the mountains by F. Grzesiezels beautifully depicts Condor’s Eye search for Dawn Dew
(http://wallpapercave.com/w/ufaeb8h )

QUOTE
May you have the strength of eagle’s wings,
The faith and courage to fly to new heights,
And the wisdom of the universe to carry you there.
Native American blessing

Condor’s Eye’s newly acquired skill would confront him with challenges requiring faith and courage necessitating him to utilize wisdom to fly to new heights in using this gift.

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CHAPTER 10                                               MERKABA                                 45 BC. 17 years old

Inevitably Anouar’s inquiring mind was enthralled by the Merkaba. The amazing possibilities of the Merkaba field are documented and not merely the product of some creative imagination. The Ancient Secret of the Sacred Flower of Life Vol II is an excellent reference on the attributes of the Merkaba field.

Merk_field

The field is generated by rotating merged, oppositely aligned tetrahedron shapes; that is two pyramids facing in opposite directions (a slice through reveals the Star of David triangles). One visualizes being inside three spinning Merkabas. Rotating clockwise is feminine electrical energy. Anticlockwise is male magnetic energy. And the third one is static have neutral energy. In progressing through the meditation, the field extends outwards from one’s body for about 50 feet (15 m), spinning at 90% the speed of light. Ultimately one needs to spin the fields beyond the speed of light to ascend from the 4th Dimension (3D + time) into the 5th Dimension.

QUOTE

While one is learning meditation a particular level of
consciousness will emerge. It is inevitable.
It has to do with the relationship between the inner and outer worlds.
One begins to realize all is light, and the miraculous phase begins.
The siddhis (psychic power) begin to manifest.

The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life Vol II.
Drunvalo Melchizidek

Appropriate that this quote on meditation is from the person who revealed the workings of the Merkaba in the same book. The advantages of meditation in general and the Merkaba meditation specifically are numerous but impossible to explain since we do not understand many aspects of the experience resulting from connecting to other dimensions where we source these benefits.

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CHAPTER 11                                                 COURTING                                   15th Summer

Cornflower’s riding skills and general love for animals and nature continue into subsequent lifetimes. It explains why some people may have a flair or talent which may be the product of previous incarnational experiences. All one’s life experiences are not lost from one lifetime to another.

Condor’s Eye’s spearing of too many fish precipitated some philosophical thoughts about wanton killing of life and being aware of one’s actions in the moment while retaining spontaneity in life. The surplus fish set up a series of events that encompassed his and Cornflower’s parents, the headman and his wife and the village medicine man. It was as though the incident was orchestrated to set up a string of occurrences that would entrench some formal, new directions into Condor’s Eye’s life.

QUOTE

At sunrise and sunset like a gentle wind.
Floating mystically like her beautiful scent.

She comes soft as the gentle breeze
heralding the advent of spring.

Laden with pretty scented jasmine
comes my beloved into my arms.

Heady, youthful, uninhibited love expressed in tender prose.

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CHAPTER 12                                        CLAUSTROPHOBIA               43 BC. 19 years old

 One either does or does not have claustrophobia. In the Third Temple the course weeded out those who suffered from this condition. Her sensitivity towards her fellow student Basset’s claustrophobia caused Anouar to abandon her meditation and try to placate and reassure her. Anouar’s trait to help others emerged every time someone was in need.

QUOTE

(In the Great Pyramid) I noticed that this
was the darkest place I had ever been….
I could feel the mountainous mass that was
on top of me. It was like being buried alive.

The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life,

Volume 2. Drunvalo Melchizidek

An apt description of the sensation and resulting terror experienced by Basset.

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CHAPTER 13                                COMPLICATIONS OF THE HEART                     15th Summer

 How often is something casually said by one person that has an enormous impact on another without the person who said it realizing this? A statement can have either a positive or a negative effect with ongoing consequences imposing upon us the need to be sensitive to any and everything we say. Condor’s Eye was too young to understand the ramifications of his encounter with Brown Beaver, which would only become apparent with time.

Condor’s Eye’s subsequent handling of his anxiety when Cornflower privately spoke to Brown Beaver would also return to him repeatedly with other incidents testing his ability to not retreat into his cave when under emotional pressure. He needed to maintain communications irrespective of how uncomfortable he felt. Only through dialogue can we resolve difficult situations and avoidance invariably escalates an issue, which may have been settled far easier if it had been addressed proactively. Dr. M. Scott Peck’s book The Road Less Traveled extensively explores this policy of not avoiding issues.

QUOTE

Be selective in your battles.
Sometimes peace is better
than being right.

Chief Dan George

Condor Eye’s hard line approach with Brown Beaver would have a ripple effect through time that would revisit him both in this lifetime and subsequent ones. A similar comment by Chief Dan George is not to worry about losing a battle, just ensure you win the war. And the ultimate objective of war should be to bring peace.

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CHAPTER 14                                        CONFRONTING FEAR                                15th Summer

 Transcending negative feelings irrespective what they are or what they stem from is almost an exercise in futility. As much as Anouar and undoubtedly her fellow students learned techniques to overcome fear, when confronted emotionally with a real life scenario, these academic exercises often fail. The test in the crocodile tank was to determine in a frightening situation which students had the resources and ability to overcome their fear. It was not merely dependent on a mental state but to attain level of physical prowess (in diving) as well.

QUOTE

What is needed, rather than running away or controlling
or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear.
That means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it.
We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti’s words on how to conquer fear.

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CHAPTER 15                                                   INITIATION                                          15th Summer

Not following the traditional route up and down the mountain was characteristic of Condor’s Eye’s uniqueness. If you want to be like everyone else, do the same things everyone else does. If not it requires a fresh view rather than merely accepting norms as being optimal. The concept of Zero Base Budgeting whereby one ignores what was previously done and commence afresh each year instead is an excellent example of this principle in practice.

Condor’s Eye’s actions in confronting the bear were atypical. The majority of people would either have run or been paralyzed with fear. Around sixty years ago Popular Mechanics magazine ran an article about anticipating crisis situations and planning ahead how one would react. Various case studies were cited illustrating how people survived by reacting almost without thinking having pre-programmed themselves to respond appropriately if dire situations arose. By adapting this anticipatory approach to life, it helps one shift into survival mode rather than quail and panic. People confronting dangerous situations such as soldiers, police and firemen function in this manner and it is useful to inculcate oneself with this pattern of thinking to ensure a more appropriate response to emergencies.

QUOTE

Looking behind I am filled with gratitude.
Looking forward I am filled with vision.
Looking upwards I am filled with strength.
Looking within I discover peace.

Q’ero Indians

Akin to the message, being aware gave Condor’s Eye his gratitude, vision, strength and ultimately an inner peace.

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CHAPTER 16                                        SEX AND LOVE                             41 BC. 21 years old

One of this chapter’s objectives is to highlight the difference between purely physical experiences versus the incredible enhancement if emotion in the form of love complements a carnal act. Acknowledging that people have sex solely for recreation and pleasure, its strong drive will ensure that its pursuit in pure bodily form will continue unabated. More correctly the term making love should be reserved for sex that has an emotional dimension accompanying it. Sadly for many the enhancement through love will remained an idealized, unattainable fantasy.

QUOTE

Eros will have naked bodies;
Friendship naked personalities.

The Four Loves by CS Lewis.

Eros is used in the context of intimate love which requires ‘naked bodies’ to complete its expression. On the other hand true friendship requires naked personalities, exposing oneself in truth and honesty rather than being naked physically.

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CHAPTER 17                                        GRADUATION                                         15th Summer

Condor’s Eye’s humbleness is evident by the terse manner in which he reported on his adventure on Eagle Mountain followed by the bear attack below. Fortunately his ego needs were modest as he was content within himself without requiring external endorsement. With a needier ego, another narrator would embellish his intelligence and courage to impress his audience. Realizing how the listeners were disappointed by the brevity of Condor’s Eye’s rendition, Cornflower stepped in to satisfy the audience’s needs.

What is in a name? Is it merely a sound used to identify an individual? Is it supposed to inspire its owner? As one delves deeper, for many it embodies energy with a vibration that reflects what you are and can be. Gentle Wind became Condor’s Eye. Cornflower became Laughing Wind. Both new names suggest that the individuals are able to give more of themselves, both in their personal expectations of what they could be plus what others would expect from them. While few people do change their names, it is a major change that must have substantial impact on their lives.

QUOTE

Be strong when you are weak.
Be brave when you are scared.
Be humble when you are victorious.

Native American quote.

This quote reflects succinctly the ordeal which confronted Condor’s Eye with the bear and being humble afterwards at the celebration.

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CHAPTER 18                                            ROYAL VISIT                                           41 BC. 21 years old

It was inevitable that the Queen would pluck Anouar from wherever she was considering she spoke Greek, was intelligent, engaging and not intimidated but respectful. By simply being who she was, Anouar sabotaged her Mystical Temple career and if less naïve, may have offered Cleopatra as little as possible so she would be dropped soon after their encounter having become bored with Anouar.

QUOTE

The Nile with its annual flooding, made civilization possible in Egypt.

E.C. Krupp. In Search of Ancient Astronomers

Who is “civilized” and who is not is a topic subject to endless debate. In the West the criteria are usually biased towards literature, technology, arts, per capita wealth and other such attributes. Therefore indigenous people who have an incredible communion with nature are not held in high esteem. However many people today are beginning to realize those values may represent a more worthy quality than the fruitless pursuit of hedonistic materialism so prevalent in the West. This quote assigns Egypt the status of civilized which it was by one set of standards and the Queen was revered as a goddess that ensured there would be annual inundation of the Nile, necessary for their agriculture and therefore survival. But can one honestly say that Condor’s Eye and his Tribe were primitive considering their respect and interaction with Nature, their veneration for each other and recognition of a higher force (Great Spirit) that is the Creator of the Universe? The reader’s personal beliefs will answer that question.

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CHAPTER 19                                                     DROUGHT                                          22nd Summer

 In his lifelong quest to help his village and people in general, once again Condor’s Eye seeks a solution to assist the starving Tribe. This is still undertaken with sensitivity to not decimate the herd of deer as suggested by Dark Coyote who was disinterested in considering alternatives and the consequences of killing off all the deer. How often do we examine a situation superficially and not contemplate any possible aftermath?

While Condor’s Eye requested contributions to his plan by everyone, he still remained the group’s leader. By encouraging everyone’s participation, he ensured their commitment. He also remained open to subsequent suggestions to refine their strategy rather than be dogmatic and inflexible. These traits are typical of a successful leader and is why this mission and others led by Condor’s Eye were successful.

QUOTE

“What is man without the beasts?
If all the beasts were gone,
Man would die from a great
loneliness of the spirit.
For whatever happens to the
beasts soon happens to man.”

Chief Seattle

Condor’s Eye understood only too well the necessity of maintaining a relationship with the beasts. Not only would there be a loneliness of spirit living in a sterile environment with no life but as Chief Seattle said ‘whatever happens to beasts soon happens to man’. Condor’s Eye knew that if all the deer were killed, they too may all die of starvation.

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CHAPTER 20                            THE SEVENTH HANDMAIDEN                           41 BC. 21 years old

 Anouar’s incarceration in the palace was not unlike many people who may feel trapped at work, in a relationship, financially, etc. Managing these situations can range from being accepting about it to untenable. This will depend on one’s skills, philosophy, prior experiences to draw on, support, how long one feels that one will be locked in for, and other perceptions about one’s predicament. Anouar tried to be philosophic, understanding the attrition and misery the wrong frame of mind would engender and planned to take advantage of any opportunity that arose that may help her escape being a handmaiden. Her poem gave vent to her feelings and by imagining freedom, she had commenced a visualization technique that could create freedom if the methodology was correctly harnessed.

QUOTE 1

Unfulfilled  desires  causes  unhappiness.
The desire to be without desire is a desire.

Buddhism

QUOTE 2

Freedom from desire leads to inward peace

Lao Tsu

If Anouar permitted herself to be slave to her desire of freedom, only unhappiness would follow as taught by Buddha and Lao Tsu.

Lao Tsu                                                         Written by author  circa 1975

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CHAPTER 21                                                   CHILDREN                                           30th Summer

Forever caring for his people, Condor’s Eye wanted to ingrain a sense of love for nature in young children to carry within their hearts throughout their lives. This investment in the future would benefit the individuals and the Tribe. He understood that harmony with the environment was necessary for their survival. Creating awareness in young children when they were impressionable is the best time to educate them being quite vulnerable to suggestion. Condor’s Eye’s interactive way with the children ensured communication remained open and his audience continued to be interested with his style of teaching.

QUOTE

Show me how you offer to your people
and the world the stories and the songs you
want our children’s children to remember,
And I will show you how I struggle,
not to change the world but to love it

Ch 10 The Song, The Dance,

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

The content of Condor’s Eye’s lesson clearly indicated that he wanted the children to accept and love the world, and pass this message down to subsequent generations.

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CHAPTER 22                                                 FIRST NIGHT                                          38 BC. 24 years old

Finally Anouar has an opportunity to try and exploit. Since Marc Antony was the second most powerful person in Egypt after the Queen, he should have the influence to extricate her from the Queen’s employ. Therefore Anouar needed to utilize her limited resources to sway Antony into wanting her so desperately that he could use his position to have the Queen release her to him.

QUOTE

Awareness rises like tides of the seas. You are the current within,
within the living melodies, the attention beneath these endlessly
undulating tapestries whose mysteries ripple outward now rise upward
now, on waves, symphonic waves, the currents of your eternal whole.

Starseed. The Third Millenium.

Living in a Post Historic World.

Ken Cary

Anouar played on Antony’s feelings, both physical and emotional. This quote written as we were approaching the Third Millennium refers to these tides of feelings, passions and sentiments.

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CHAPTER 23                                                  COUNSELING                                              30th Summer

In their relentless quest, the couple seeks to assist people who are struggling with life. As their first couple involves Brown Bear, this is a serious challenge for Condor’s Eye because of their history. Known as boomerang karma, it is an example of an event which returns fairly quickly in the same lifetime offering an opportunity to have a different outcome.

Condor’s Eye offers suggestions to Laughing Wind using his ability to think laterally, which is part of his uniqueness. The hierarchy he explains to Laughing Wind of attitude – expectation – truth – belief is documented (see Seth – The Nature of Human Reality) and works every time. This is provided one is able to determine what one’s beliefs are, which are often quite hidden. For this reason Condor’s Eye focuses on changing Brown Beaver’s belief in himself and Prairie Song’s belief in her husband. With that shift, the new desired situation will begin to follow. This then reinforces that belief which will continue to develop positively. Managing set-backs and reviewing one’s thoughts are paramount to maintain forward momentum rather than become stuck and even go backwards.

Within Condor’s Eye and Laughing Wind’s discussion is a structured process to identify the gap between what is and what one wants, then how to proceed with a strategy that will achieve the desired objectives. A systematic approach to the problem is more likely to yield successful results than some haphazard method typical of crisis management.

Brown Beaver had to admit to himself and Condor’s Eye that he had created the situation which Condor’s Eye wanted to help him with. Until one accepts responsibility there can be no progress and Condor’s Eye had to challenge Brown Beaver until he acknowledged his own contribution to their family problem.

QUOTE

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Chinese proverb, circa 4thC BC

This epigram accurately depicts what Condor’s Eye had done for Brown Beaver by teaching him to fish (hunt).

Bad hunter

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CHAPTER 24                                                   TAVERNS                                            37 BC. 25 years old

Anouar’s varied experiences and understanding of human behavior helped her reverse the potential rape which the drunken Roman soldiers planned for her. She then secured the Centurion Manius’ allegiance by complementing his actions to his Supreme Commander Marcus Anthonius rather than have him punished. Like Condor’s Eye, Anouar tried to anticipate situations, especially dangerous ones so that her response would be both automatic and optimal. Anouar’s subsequent enrolement of the tavern owners in the case of a situation getting out of hand is another example of her planning ahead.

QUOTE

Narrow, twisting alleys led back from the docks into a crowded
rabbit warren of taverns, mud-brick huts and workshops.

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Elizabeth Payne

A description of the area in which Anouar worked gleaning intelligence for Cleopatra and Marc.

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CHAPTER 25                                           KIDNAPPING                                      32nd Summer

Condor’s Eye tried to anticipate both the conduct of his men and that of the kidnappers. Brazenly exposing himself to danger was a calculated risk based on his understanding of human behavior. In spite of taking the risk he anticipated that he could still be attacked, planning accordingly so he was able to avoid the arrow shot at him when his back was turned. Condor’s Eye’s humanitarian standards even in battle prevailed when Brown Beaver upheld them so the enemy would not be tortured as was common practice at that time.

QUOTE

Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect.
Remain close to the Great Spirit.
Show great respect for your fellow beings.
Work together for the benefit of all Mankind.
Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
Do what you know to be right.
Look after the well-being of mind and body.
Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.
Be truthful and honest at all times.
Take full responsibility for your actions.

Sacred Instructions Given by the Creator

To Native Indians at The Time of Creation

Particular reference here is to the treating of your fellow beings with respect (even if they do not deserve it).

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CHAPTER 26                                         CAMEL’S MILK                                        35 BC. 27 years old

Not waiving from her belief in the ultimate equality of all souls, Anouar stood up to the Queen for Salihah. Where does Anouar’s belief come from? Perhaps the chapter’s quote offers some insight:

QUOTE

… as long as the myth continues to be told true, it will continue to transmit
any higher message that may be concealed within its structure …”

Keepers of Genesis. Richard Bauval & Graham Handcock.

An extract from a book about ancient Egypt mysticism. How many myths (about Egypt) have their origin in something ‘higher’, concealing some message we are unaware of? Was Anouar’s humanitarianism concealed within the structure of her DNA which had a record of her karmic contracts?

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CHAPTER 27                                           THE WIGWAM                                            33rd Summer

Brown Beaver did not understand Condor’s Eye’s philanthropic and altruistic manner in which he and Laughing Wind conducted their lives. In thanking Condor’s Eye and Laughing Wind for their assistance he questioned their motives. The benefits he received would ensure that he and his wife would follow the noble principles of the medicine man and his wife bringing additional harmony to the village which its leaders ceaselessly worked on creating within the Tribe.

Brown Beaver told Condor’s Eye that he believed his thoughts and attitude incurred punishment from Great Spirit so that he therefore deserved whatever had befallen him. This was adamantly refuted by Condor’s Eye who explained that Great Spirit only loves his creation and is not subject to the petty foibles which man is with emotions such as anger and revenge. There is so much information available on this concept, the most recent being Neale Donald Walsch of “Conversations With God” fame entitled “God’s Message to the World: You’ve got me all wrong”. This is another blatant message to readers who may have the more common and traditional feelings about a God of Wrath who judges man and rewards or punishes him or her accordingly. Such concepts were appropriate in exercising control over their superstitious followers in previous eras but have become less effective as peoples’ understanding of processes such as creating one’s own reality filter through the population. Such freedom then enables a more loving relationship to develop with one’s Creator that then impacts positively on a person’s interactions with their fellow man, woman and child.

By helping Brown Beaver with a wigwam before he had enough materials to make it plus to barter for other necessary materials, everyone would be involved in another exercise of ‘pay it forward’. Yet an opportunity to bring the people together in a constructive way that would continue to have a positive ripple effect into the future.

Of course that Brown Beaver’s hatred for Condor’s Eye that had turned to love was an enormous step forward in his personal growth and a rewarding feeling for Condor’s Eye showing how worthwhile his efforts had been.

QUOTE 1
One tepee pole can be broken,
But when united with many poles,
A tepee will withstand strong storms.

Oceti Sakowin (Sioux) proverb

 A self-evident quote on the benefit of working together as the Tribe did to help build the wigwam.

QUOTE 2

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Gandhi

Brown Beaver had grown strong with skills, acknowledgement of his newly developed prowess by the River Valley Clan members and now the wigwam that placed him on parity with his peers. He was therefore ‘strong’ enough to admit the shortcomings of his past and forgive both himself and Condor’s Eye.

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CHAPTER 28                                                  SLAVE GALLEY                                   35 BC. 27 years old

 Once again Anouar stood by her values, this time giving Marc Antony an ultimatum. Frantic for her friends and work compatriot, she was prepared to compromise her position with Marc.

QUOTE

The Romans had stolen the idea (of crucifixion) from
the ancient Persians and Alexander the Great introduced
the idea to the Greek Empire but these forms of death
were given only to pirates and the worst of criminals.

Jack Wellman. What Christians Want to Know

The pirates were to be crucified in public and as the quote states, this was general reserved for the likes of pirates and the worst criminals.

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CHAPTER 29                                SEVERE DROUGHT                                    39th Summer

 QUOTE

The purpose of the plant kingdom
is to feed animals and humans,
to hold the soil together,
to enhance beauty,
to balance the atmosphere.

Mutant Message from Down Under *

Marlo Morgan

Try telling a vegetarian that at higher levels animals contracted with man to provide food for them. Try telling a vegetarian that a cucumber or carrot being pulled from the ground is consciously aware of what is happening and can be just as afraid as an animal about to be slaughtered. Try telling anyone that we should ask a tree to withdraw its life force before anything is plucked from it or even a branch broken or sawn off. Try telling anyone that consciousness pervades all of existence but only at a level relevant to whatever it is. A tree knows it is a tree but not much more as it does not need to. Now please go and hug a tree. Afterwards you may delve into Seth and Kryon where this information stems from.

*Aborigines refer to white people as mutants and down under (i.e the southern hemisphere) and represents Australia.

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CHAPTER 30                                             THE HEART                                             35 BC. 27 years old

Although Anouar had explained to Salihah why she had defended her to Cleopatra when they were in the camel’s milk bath together, by then placing Salihah’s life before her relationship with Marc Antony, Anouar had taken her support of Salihah to a new level. Anouar gave more insight and details into her beliefs in the ultimate equally of everyone although it still emanated from the same value set. Anouar’s reactions were emotional and not rational with her seeking help with no consideration for herself and the ramifications of her demand. Only that her three friends plus those enslaved on the galley with them needed to be freed.

Understandably the subsequent handling of the pirates was most unpalatable to Anouar in spite of her recognizing its necessity. As leaders, Cleopatra and Antony were able to give harsh instructions, bearing the responsibility of leadership. Anouar’s poem was therefore an attempt to bridge the gulf between her and Antony so he could better understand her traits of compassion and humanitarianism. Not surprisingly, Cleopatra found the poem weak, probably compounded by her growing irascibility at how the relationship between Anouar and Antony was going from strength to strength.

QUOTE 1

The kundalini is a dormant serpent that is wound
around the central channel at the base of the spine.

The way to moving the kundalini upwards is equilibrium between
the female and male energies, the cool moon and the hot sun.

Africa in my Bones. David M. Cumes M.D.

QUOTE 2

Learn to lift the energy up each other’s spines and
move it through your bodies, holding off orgasm.

Barbara Marciniak Ch 8, The Gift of the Gods,

Earth: Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library.

Kundalini power manifests for various reasons, all of them being difficult to ignite. But if one can, the effects are most awesome. It is considered primal energy located at the base of the spine and yogis use a variety of techniques to awaken the kundalini force so that it coils up the spine to the dome chakra at the top of the head. The application here is to use the enhancement of love during sex to release the kundalini force during orgasm to heighten the overall experience. David Cumes’ quote describes the kundalini force and Barbara Marciniak’s quote refers to directing its force during orgasm.

To become even more lost with these difficult concepts, try this one: Ultimately we need to integrate our male and female kundalini energy. Left and Right Eye of Horus are the female and male children of the Goddess Mother Isis. Humanity is the resulting Divine Child. We need to become comfortable with our male and female energies to attain ascension where we become our true, androgynous selves (Teaching by our Arcturian selves channeled through Dr. Suzanne Lie – http://www.thepowerwithinus.co.uk/2015/05/13/arcturians-explain-ascension-symptoms/ ).

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CHAPTER 31                                                         WAR                                                      42nd Summer

Unable to confront Wild Mustang’s overwhelming horde, the Tribe needed to be creative in its planning to survive. Its unorthodox approach to engaging the enemy prevailed although at great risk. In life we need to take (calculated) risks, to stretch ourselves and grow. Fear immobilizes us and our imagination invariably perceives the challenge or situation to be far worse that it could be if confronted proactively. If it is a life threatening survival crisis, people are forced to face the problem immediately. But if not, all too often the line of least resistance is taken and the issues are neglected. These will fester until finally erupting in a far worse situation than if tackled when the matter first arose.

OH MIDNIGHT JAGUAR                         .

Wash me with your courage, and steel me with your grace,
So I may know the value of the void of time and space.

Teach me all your lessons, to face the dark unknown.
Then to let me bravely leap into the shadows all alone.

Medicine Cards. Jamie Sams & David Carson

Condor’s Eye exposed himself in the open by jumping onto a bare ledge so he could have a better view of Wild Mustang. Steeled with the courage of a jaguar totem he ‘bravely leap(t) into the shadow all alone’ to kill Wild Mustang.

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CHAPTER 32                                                 INSECURITY                                        33 BC. 29 years old

Marc Antony’s love for Anouar was no less than hers for him. He therefore also suffered similar insecurities regarding the tenure of their relationship in spite of his position. Neither were aware that this predicament was the product of their previous lifetime experiences as American Indians.

QUOTE

Santiago said “I love you because ….”
“Don’t say anything ,” Fatima interrupted.
“One is loved because one is loved.
No reason is needed for loving.”

The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

One can list attributes a person has as reasons for being loved. But as Fatima says in this beautiful quote, “No reason is needed for loving.” At another level however, there is a reason for their profound love, which is the accumulation of other lifetimes together as a loving couple. How often do we know why we may be attracted to a particular person? Are there hidden reasons programmed into our DNA? Yes!

Roald Dahl

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CHAPTER 33                                              REFUGEES                                             43rd Summer

Was the humanitarian help offered by Soaring Eagle and his village prevalent in those times or something that only evolved in more recent times? The Old Testament is over 3,500 years old and is full of laws about how man must treat his fellow man (and woman). People have always been compassionate as love is an intrinsic component of our soul reflecting the love of God. It is therefore not merely reasonable to assume these people were benevolent but to believe that it was quite universal. The modern Cowboy & Indians or Pioneers & Indians stories and films only focus on their conflicts, which were inevitable when the settlers moved onto Indian land. Yet many of the modern quotes in Condor’s Eye show Indian compassion, pride, resourcefulness and other wonderful attributes. Therefore the author is confident that the caring scenarios presented in the book are not merely feasible but were an intrinsic part of indigenous culture.

People need each other to survive, especially in harsh times. But needs were not merely for tools, hunting weapons and seeds. Survivors had suffered terrible tragedies affecting whole communities and the loss of men during war deprived villages of the labor component undertaken by males. The expedition undertaken by Laughing Wind was an inevitability of her philanthropic nature, acknowledging too that the faster the region recovered, the sooner it would be strong enough to withstand any future threats.

However the tensions between Laughing Wind and Condor’s Eye during the preparation phase is a reflection of the human vulnerability and weakness we all have to master. Condor’s Eye’s difficulty in managing a process of maintaining communications during stress would re-visit him in future lifetimes until he finally learnt to be able to handle such challenges.

QUOTE

Angry people want you to see how powerful they are.
Loving people want you to see how powerful you are.

Chief Red Eagle

Chief Red Eagle’s quote is self-explanatory. The project to assist refugees and survivors was to give people back their power from a position of love, by helping them rebuild their homes, lives and pride.

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CHAPTER 34                                                SAQQARA                                             32 BC. 30 years old

Anouar’s ongoing attempt to negotiate with Adbeel from a position of strength is an indication of her fortitude and spirit. She used her understanding of human behavior on which her offers and discussions were based. Considering that she was able to stretch out the days of the villagers’ deadlock indicates her partial success with Bedouins who were usually quick and ruthless decision makers. Ultimately it was her sharp wits that enabled them to survive day after day with the target of a week’s delay before Antony said he would respond.

QUOTE

The most important body of sacred literature in Egypt is not the Book of the Dead,
but much older literature which we now call the Pyramid texts.
These texts preserved in the 5th and 6th Dynasty (2750 – 2475 BC) pyramids at
Saqqara form the the oldest body of literature surviving from the ancient world.

Ancient Records of Egypt. J.H. Breatsed

The quote gives some general background to the Egyptian environment of the story with special reference to Saqqarah where the tombs of many Pharaohs were built.

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CHAPTER 35                                              PROPHESIES                                                45th Summer

The description of the channeling is typical of how a medium works. Concepts are presented in a single block from the other side of the veil and not in the serial manner in which we are accustomed and able to receive information. It is then reduced into linear form by the medium who may or may not be consciously aware of the process taking place.

Much of the content of Laughing Wind’s channeling was sourced from a book entitled The Hopi Prophesies as well as other sources published by Red Indians. It is therefore has its roots in material of substance.

Prophesy - CopyThis painting by Christian Riese Lassen of an Indian woman in trance with her reflection of a condor captures much of the spirit of the book.

QUOTE

When the Earth is ravaged and the animals are dying,
a new Tribe of people shall come unto the Earth from
many creeds and classes, and who by their actions
and deeds shall make the Earth green again.
They shall be known as the Warriors of the Rainbow.

Hopi Prophesy

A direct extract from the Hopi Prophesies, much of which is relevant today:

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CHAPTER 36                                                        ESCAPE                                        32 BC. 30 years old

Both Anouar and Adbeel were shrewd negotiators, which is why the offer was under consideration for so long. Adbeel’s leadership style and other actions clearly showed that in spite of being a tough leader, he was also considerate respecting the wishes and sensitivities of his Tribe. Inevitably this stalemate could not continue indefinitely, taking Khalid to force a decision. The impasse was ended by Anouar’s escape ending the continuing status quo.

Anouar’s subsequent return to the oasis had two obectives. To show Adbeel that in spite of him considering himself outside the proverbial long arm of the (Queen’s) law, he was very much in reach. Secondly in removing Khalid from her home, there were multiple messages:

  • The Tribe would know the Queen’s forces – augmented by Roman soldiers – would uphold the law.
  • This action would spread around the region enforcing its message even further.
  • Khalid’s poisonous tongue would be removed from the oasis and if she returned, she would be a changed person for the better.
  • Antony would again see Anouar’s strength and compassion at work gaining her even more respect and commitment from him.
  • Similarly the Egyptian and Roman soldiers would see Anouar’s influence and authority at work entrenching her position as a force to be reckoned with.

QUOTES

Dedication:

To my second son Tianjeo Gao
with the hope that his generation uses this
ancient military lore to wage peace instead of war.

Pretend to take one path while sneaking down another.
Gao Yuan. Lure the Tiger out the Mountains.

The 36 Strategems of Ancient China.

Like the Five Rings by the Japanese Samurai Miyamoto Musashi written around 1645, the Chinese author Gao Yuan’s Lure the Tiger Out the Mountains is another Oriental war book used by people today in their daily lives to plan personal and business strategies. In Yuan’s dedication of the book to his son, he hopes the military lore content will be used to wage peace instead of war. Anouar’s return to Adbeel’s village was also to wage peace using military strength to enforce her position and that of her Queen.

Anouar set false trails (pretend to take one path) to buy time and aid their desperate escape (while sneaking down another).

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CHAPTER 37                                              HEADBAND                                                  47th Summer

Constantly considering others, Condor’s Eye’s idea for Brown Beaver to be trained as a knapper is yet another example of his ongoing commitment to the Tribe. In declining the beautiful headband gift, Laughing Wind showed that she was sufficiently self-sufficient not to pander to her ego. After the headband was won by White Eagle’s bid for Spring Blossom, Condor’s Eye and Laughing Wind relieved the young couple’s debt with their own bison skin thereby perpetuating the concept of paying it forward, which the couple pledged themselves to doing.

Laughing Wind (2)

Beautiful regalia with exquisite headband.

QUOTE

Those that live for one another learn
that love is the bond of perfect unity.

Fool’s Crow

 Condor’s Eye and Laughing Wind live not merely for ‘one another’ but for every one of Great Spirit’s children. Its outcome is increased unity between the Clans.

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CHAPTER 38                                          NAÏVE PLANNING                                   31 BC. 31 years old

 Here the egos of The Egyptian and Roman leaders are completely opposite to the humble Condor’s Eye and Laughing Wind. In Gina Cerminara’s book Many Mansions: The Edgar Cayce Story on Reincarnation, she explains that if one is an introvert in one life, you would then choose to be an extrovert in a subsequent one. A karmic swing to experience opposite extremes. Antony wants to be the sole ruler of the Roman Empire. Cleopatra has aspirations to be at his side when he enters Rome but is concerned that the people may think his suggested tactics are cowardly. Antony relents as he needs the Egyptian Navy to supplement his own forces. But as Anouar points out, the victor will write the history books so rather be shrewd and just win the war.

QUOTE

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts;
therefore guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain
no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor;
for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations (121 AD-180 AD

Under the circumstances, Cleopatra’s thoughts were unreasonable and did not even consider the possibility of death. Heading Marcus Aurelius’ words may have resulted in a better decision for both of them.

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CHAPTER 39                                            ANOTHER KIDNAPPING                                   50th Summer

Understanding her husband, Laughing Wind pointed out to Condor’s Eye that his thoughts were preventing him from melding with a condor. How often do we deceive ourselves by not wanting to see things which outsiders then need to point out to us?

Retribution meted out to Dark Horse and his Clan was ruthless, typical of justice at that time. As uncomfortable Condor’s Eye may have been, he knew that any clemency pleas would fall on deaf ears.

QUOTE

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors;
We borrow it from our children.

Ancient Indian proverb

A reminder that while in control, we must remember that we are merely custodians of the earth for our children who will inherit our actions which are bequest to them.

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CHAPTER 40                                           TO WAR                                                 30 BC. 32 years old

First it was Cleopatra’s naïve perspective of honor versus winning the naval battle. Now she thought that she could negotiate with Octavius if Antony died honorably. She persuaded Antony not to utilize small vessels to burn Octavius’ armada and now she persuaded him to commit suicide. These decisions were driven by ego and inexperience, and definitely not with any love for Antony.

QUOTE

“Is that how one says it? As simply as that.
Mark Antony is dead. Lord Antony is dead…
The dying of such a man, must be shouted, screamed!
It must echo back from the corners of the universe.
“Antony is dead! Mark Antony of Rome lives no more!”

Octavian

This quote is from the film Cleopatra staring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton (Marc Antony), Rex Harrison (Julius Caesar) and Roddy McDowell (Octavius).

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CHAPTER 41                                               BEREFT SURVIVORS                                      51st Summer

Compassion remains dominant. Condor’s Eye’s concerns for the survivors turned out to be well founded. This was most fortunate for the few remaining survivors and even more so when Laughing Wind refused to accept their plight by seeking a better solution.

QUOTE

Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed.
It means the damage no longer controls our lives.

Ashkay Dubey

In Mole Hill the survivors would heal with time. But, as the quote states, they will never forget their tragedies.

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CHAPTER 42                                         A DIGNIFIED DEATH                           30 BC. 32 years old

In yet another display of unrealistic expectation, Cleopatra confidently felt she would be able to negotiate with Octavius who would succumb to her beguiling demands. She also considered that the only option fro Marc Antony was suicide to uphold his honor. With Marc out the way, Cleopatra considered that she would be in a better negotiating position, which was why she really persuaded him to commit suicide. Realizing this, Anuoar’s hatred for the Queen reached a level that would only be satisfied by revenge.

QUOTE

“Is that how one says it? As simply as that.
Mark Antony is dead. Lord Antony is dead…
The dying of such a man, must be shouted, screamed!
It must echo back from the corners of the universe.
“Antony is dead! Mark Antony of Rome lives no more.

Octavian

In spite of Antony being Octavian’s enemy, this public gesture for his fallen foe suggests respect of one great leader recognizing another.

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CHAPTER 43                                                  THE PASSING                                           63rd Summer

The time of death is either decided by our sub conscious or our higher conscious according to various channeled teachings. Condor’s Eye, sensitive to any intuitive messages, synchronicity and signs, wondered whether the unusual subject was also some portent of his and Laughing Wind’s imminent death. Because he was correct, the couple was able to say their good byes to their beloved family, then died the following day.

QUOTE

There is no death.
Only a change of worlds.

Chief Seattle

Their change of worlds is the content of the final chapters.

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CHAPTER 44                                                 RASHEED                                              30 BC. 32 years old

No one can understand the despair of someone contemplating suicide. Stoically Anouar tried to recover from her pain but it was too obstinate to relent. Eventually her despair had only one form of reprieve; suicide which would have a ripple effect through time into their future lifetimes.

QUOTE

To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late;
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his gods?

Lays of Ancient Rome,
Thomas Babington Macaulay

An example of what was considered to be an honorable way of dying in those times.

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CHAPTER 45                                                  THE PLANNING

The same exercise as took place in the previous chapter whereby Condor’s Eye and Laughing Wind are assessing their latest incarnation to plan for future lifetimes. The key point is whether the couple would be together again and what experiences in this latest life would require significant karmic influences and balancing.

QUOTE

We are all visitors to this time, this place.
We are just passing through.
Our purpose here is to observe, to learn,
To grow, to love and then we return home.

Aboriginal saying

The quote depicts the essence of these stories. But is home here or in some proverbial heaven?

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CHAPTER 46                                                 LORDS OF KARMA                           30 BC. 34 years old

The process of assessing the immediate past life with particular reference to how much love one was involved in is well documented. This and other criteria (e.g. impact of committing suicide) form the basis of planning future lives. Therefore the core of this (and the following) chapter is not the product of some unusual imagination about how it must be. It has been structured to reflect the procedures that the author suspects are involved in preparing for future lives.

Anouar’s premature demise set various key events she would contract to karmicaly experience in a future life with Anthony.

QUOTE

Karma .. continues from one lifetime to another.
…. it has nothing to do with predestination.
Instead it has everything to do with predisposition….
This is based on the energies of the past…

The Recalibration of Humanity.
Kryon Book 13. Lee Carroll

Information streaming to us such as this quote indicates changes in both our awareness and understanding, and that there is a shift taking place towards some new paradigm for mankind.

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                                                              KISMET

OVERVIEW

The primary experiences Fey is destined to follow were predetermined during her previous incarnation in Egypt and before in America,  which is in the book Condor’s Eye. The era chosen was conducive to the lessons to be learned providing the necessary backdrop for her subsequent lifetimes’ contracted challenges. The product of these then established the portfolio of experiences for the lifetimes in Ireland with the same partner.

The chapters alternate between the two periods in the 1200s and 1700s, which is partly used to indicate the karmic connections between their lifetimes. The initial chapters have less information below about them as the story needs to develop before significant details and explanations can be given.

KEY POINTS

  • Kismet is a love story about a couples in ancient Ireland.
  • It describes their lives in the 1200s and then the 1700s.
  • The 1200s was an era of suppressing the barely surviving belief in the Mother Earth Goddess feminine energy in favor of the masculine Christ energy.
  • In the 1700s our couple is challenged by the Protestant English occupation in Catholic Ireland.
  • The sagas of our hero and heroine are the trials of living with the challenges inherent in those different times.
  • Their lives encounter love and violence, hate and reconciliation, free will and destiny.
  • There are hidden messages spanning 500 years using Geoffrey Chaucer’s cryptic code connecting various events in the couple’s two lifetimes.
  • The couples have many philosophical debates about the meaning, purpose and mechanism of life.
  • Their deep love for each other is expressed in actions, poems and prose.
  • There is Irish folklore and myth, charms and spells, pagan beliefs and practices.
  • A prequel has been written about the same couple where the same couple are Native American Indians and then living in Egypt around 30 BC. The karmic links are again explored between those two lifetimes which determine factors that become key attributes in Fey and Adam’s lives.

The photographs were taken by the author during research visits to County Clare, Ireland.

CHAPTER 1                                                                  LIVE BAIT                                           19th July 1754

County Clare

Commencing in the 1700s, this chapter describes a plot which Kevan has conceived to attack the English occupiers of Ireland and the risk inherent in doing so. The reader is shown the direction in which their lives are to go with the balance if the attack continuing later in the book.

QUOTE:

O many a year, upon Shannon’s side,
They sang upon moor and they sang upon heath,
Of the twain that breasted that raging tide,
And the ten that shook bloody hands with Death!

The Siege of Athlone by Irish poet Aubrey de Vere (1814-1902)

River Shannon

River Shannon

The quote refers to Shannon and death in Athlone where our trio were also planning to perpetrate a killing.

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CHAPTER 2                                          THE PYRE                               28th March 1238

Traveling back to the 1200s when Fey and Adam are children, the scene commences with the heinous killing of Fey’s mother as a witch. This experience instills in the children various personality attributes influencing them for the rest of their lives. For example being orphaned Fey will endure typical emotions and feelings of an abandoned child (as was contracted after her previous Egyptian incarnation  in Condor’s Eye). This influences her decisions thereby directing her life along a particular path.

Carran church (1)

Remnants of Carran's Church

Remnants of Carran’s Church

QUOTE:

The position of the Christian peoples in our days has
remained just as cruel as it was in the times of
paganism. In many respects, especially in the
oppression of the masses, it has become even
more cruel than it was in the days of paganism.
The Kingdom of God Is Within You,
Chapter IX, Leo Tolstoy

Christianity’s cruel oppression of paganism was still being remarked on by Tolstoy in his book published in 1884 six hundred years after April’s execution. How much progress has Western Civilisation therefore made during this period when he says “… it has become even more cruel”? Tolstoy endorsed the concept of turning the other cheek and espoused this philosophy in his book. Gandhi was inspired by its principles which contributed towards his non-violent, passive protestation strategy.

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CHAPTER 3                                          THE ATROCITY                             22nd September 1740

The first karmic link between the two lifetimes becomes evident. The one person becomes an orphan in the 1200s followed by the other being left parentless in the 1700s. This similarity is to provide a parallel situation for reasons which become evident in subsequent chapters. Genders are reversed so in both cases it is the female who is orphaned. This ensures the couple undergo matching experiences.

Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry

QUOTE:

“Ireland is governed under a system of coercion such as there has not been within living memory.”
Westminster Gazette, 16 December, 1919.

Even in England they recognised that their style of occupational government in Ireland was the most coercive imaginable.

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CHAPTER 4                                                   THE DISCIPLE                                  20th February 1250

Fey and Adam are now teenagers. Fey is plagued by incessant thoughts of her vulnerability as an orphan and they both feel limited in the tiny village of Carran which has little to offer them. The arrival of Fey’s cousin Sylvan to teach her various skills is an opportunity which she immediately accepts without any consideration of Adam’s possible adverse sentiments about this. Sylvan’s opportunity is the karmic product of Fey’s previous life in Egypt which is detailed in a prequel called Condor’s Eye (to be published in 2015). The contention it leads to between her and Adam is a repeat opportunity to progress a previous incarnation’s experiences and continues into their future life as Áine and Kevan. Communication is fundamental to human relationships and we are constantly tested so as to improve our skills of intimate interactions with people close to us. Sylvan’s counsel to withhold her true purpose from Adam until an auspicious time was pre-programmed to elevate the level of tension so that Adam’s eventual trial would be significant. His inability to manage his extreme emotions and persist in finding a mutually acceptable solution voluntarily took him into a separation wilderness affording him time for reflection. This is when growth provided an opportunity to reflect on the situation and then determine options. His lesson appears to have been eventually learned but to confirm this, a similar situation would need to arise in their future lifetime together as Áine and Kevan.

Galway (2)
Galway today

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit the changes
it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Maya Angelou

Galway today

Galway scene

QUOTE:

INVOCATION

I invoke the Great Mother, Father and Holy Spirit,
Sacred Trinity of innumerable names.
I invoke you Lady of Medicine,
healer of all infirmities.
I invoke you Queen of the Universe,
heavens, seas and lands.
I invoke you Sovereign of Spirituality,
so that your light may descend upon us
and illuminate our path.
Aumen.

Our Lady of Montenero (1345 AD)

Fey was to be trained as a healer of people physically and emotionally, and of farms’ crops and animals. She would learn how to invoke the Great Mother.

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CHAPTER 5                                               DISCUSSIONS                                     1751 AD

A humble Irish abode

A humble abode

Akin to the time Fey and Adam spent together in the evenings with homework, learning and discussing life, Áine and Kevan continue this process. For reasons which become apparent later in the book, the couple in the later lifetime need to repeat lessons from the earlier one so similar situations are set up. One repeated subject is their probing beyond what biased information the system / society tries to spoon feed us with. This unsettles them in both lifetimes forcing them to question their individual values then make appropriate decisions. One of the purposes of our gift of free will is to choose the bad, reap the negative rewards which it sows across multiple lifetimes and ultimately realise that goodness and godliness through love is the only worthwhile path to follow. The reader is referred to the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament where a son of King David (believed to be King Solomon) relates his attempts at searching for the meaning of life and how to find a path of indefinite contentment rather than momentary happiness before looking for some other temporary fix that also only lasts briefly. Some of the words of this chapter were set to a song by Pete Seger called Turn! Turn! Turn! which The Byrds produced in the nineteen sixties that became a great hit:

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

These words are from Chapter III of Ecclesiastes. Assuming that this son of David was King Solomon he was able to pursue any and every indulgence and experience available to man at that time (around 937 BC). His ultimate conclusion is the timeless counsel we should all consider most seriously given at the end of this biblical book:

Chapters XI, Verses 13-14:

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.

(From The British Bible & Foreign Bible Society translation directly from Hebrew to English).

However the latest book by Neale Donald Walsch who wrote the Conversations With God series called “God’s Message to the World: You’ve Got Me All Wrong” disputes King Solomon’s words about God judging everything we do. Rather we judge ourselves and make decisions on what experiences we should have during a subsequent incarnation. That is only one of the many things we got wrong about God so reading this book is a must!

Dunguaire Castle

Dunguaire Castle

The exploration of life and its mechanism is as old as mankind. Our couple are just one such example of the billions of people before and after them all seeking an understanding of how it all works. While life has changed since their eras and that of King Solomon, fundamental principles are independent of time and are therefore equally applicable now. Some of these are investigated by our hero and heroine coloured and overlaid with understandings from the present time. This is the allegorical aspect of the novel.

QUOTE:

Teach a wise man something
and he will be more wise.

Chinese proverb

Kevan had a discontentment about their education:

“Kevan too wondered where their education would take them. Was this all merely an exercise in futility, elevating their level of education with no way to take advantage of it in a small town? He began to envy the complacency and general life acceptance of his relatively ignorant neighbours whose horizons ended as far as they could see.”

In The Nature of Reality by Jane Robert (published by Amber-Allen, California), Seth refers to the most fundamental units of existence being Conscious Units which are the building blocks from sub-atomic particles into complex organisms. With an intrinsic conscious awareness we will always seek knowledge. Kryon adds to this by stating that we intrinsically aspire to reach our potential and are therefore never satisfied with a condition of indefinitely remaining static. So even if we have attained a level of being a ‘wise man’, we will continue to yearn to learn irrespective of how much knowledge we have acquired. Kevan would therefore be driven on even if he rationalised that it was futile or that he had learnt sufficient for his life’s requirements.

In Jane Roberts’ book The Seth Material, Chapter 18, Seth says:

“Consciousness, seeking to know itself, therefore knows you. You, as a consciousness, seek to know yourself and become aware of your self as a distinct individual portion of All That Is (i.e. God). You not only draw upon this overall energy but you do so automatically since your existence is dependent upon It.”

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CHAPTER 6                                            THE IMPASSE                                           10th October 1249

The first ever conflict between the couple finally happens. This is a pre-ordained event that they have to go through for karmic reasons. Of course Adam botches it by fleeing the stressful situation rather than confront it and negotiate. He therefore must endure the emotional agonies accompanying his impulsive decision. Naturally no one knew that this incident was orchestrated from another level so Adam’s extreme behaviour was a surprise to everyone including himself. How often have we behaved inexplicably and subsequently rued the incident? Perhaps there were other forces at work which we are unaware of. This concept is explored frequently during the book.

Galway lock

Galway lock

QUOTE:

  1. Be impeccable with your word
  2. Don’t take anything personally
  3. Don’t make assumptions
  4. Always do your best.

The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz

How do the Four Agreements relate to the events in this chapter?

  1. Fey concealed her true work with Sylvan from Adam. Her word was therefore not impeccable.
  2. Adam’s challenge was not to judge Fey’s reason for her silence or choice of new career. But he took it personally accusing her of indifferently ignoring his possible feelings about her new path.
  3. Adam incorrectly interpreted Fey’s silence and avoided ongoing communication to address the problem. He made assumptions which were incorrect.
  4. Adam retreated from Carran and therefore was unable to do his best.

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CHAPTER 7                                              DUBLIN                                          1752 AD

Coiribe Bridge

Coiribe Bridge

Coiribe bridge (2)

Coiribe bridge in the distance

It is the next phase of Áine and Kevan’s lives. They have their first serious thoughts regarding the reason for their good fortune in Dublin. The bursaries to Trinity College then finding accommodation well above their means. If it is due to God’s reward and punishment system, why have they been rewarded so disproportionately well? Kevan’s awareness of other possible reasons is clearly stated with his words:

“…. Has it only been serendipity? Is there some other force at work that is directing our lives? Could we be creating our reality in some other way without realising it if we don’t know the mechanism? I am concerned that perhaps we should be doing something to maintain our winning streak and we are unaware as to what it is….. We seemed to have had too many coincidences which cannot be just a fluke…. I have seen too many good people suffering as you have. Something else must be at work. But then if the process was obvious we would all know what it is. Therefore I am sceptical that we will stumble upon the answer.”

One of Áine’s responses:

“Which answer?’ asked Áine. “Sounds like you know what the question is. Is it: What is the meaning to life? How does life work? Why are we here? Is there really a God? All of these questions and more.”

These questions about life continue to be asked today. Are we any closer to an understanding? All the information appearing suggests we are moving into a new paradigm for mankind as demonstrated by the New Age spiritual movement with many new sources giving us amazing knowledge. Sceptics refute it whereas believers embrace the emerging truth revealing how existence actually works.

QUOTE:

Old Irish Blessing:

Go n-eírí an bóthar leat.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

In high spirits our couple set off to Dublin with the feelings of being blessed along the way as described in Go n-eírí an bóthar leat.

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CHAPTER 8                                       THE GALWAY SEMINARY                                     1249 AD

The pain of Adam’s action inflicted on everyone is revealed in this chapter. Stubbornness prevails from a person who was normally quite the opposite. Again was Adam being driven by other forces? It was as though he had been imprisoned without free will. Could this be what karma is all about? If so where does free will come in? A bleak and bitter lesson driving home its point in a most painful way.

Fey’s incident with O’Hannigan’s cow illustrates how vulnerable and fragile she was during this time. Was this also her karmic debt from some prior situation in a life with Adam? In many instances when a couple separate, one of them eventually moves on to better things but here the couple clung to hopes of reconciliation. Sylvan said to Fey:

“Life is somehow meant to be hard and challenging. Often we don’t know why and must just be accepting of our lot.”

Most of the time we do not know why incidents happen and they are invariably accepted reluctantly as “life”. Life’s inexplicable enigma, which people have investigated for millennia. Again are we finally receiving more information now about what has been hidden in whatever mechanisms are at play?

Deadly nightshade is also known as Belladonna. One of its toxins is scopolamine and a single leaf or a few berries can be lethal to an adult.

Stone barn

Stone barn ruin

QUOTE:

Negative states such as anger, anxiety, hatred,
resentment, discontent, envy, jealousy, and so on
are not recognized as negative but as totally justified
and are further misperceived not as self-created
but as caused by someone else or some external factor.

CH 4, The Pathological Ego, A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle

In Tolle’s exceptional book, Adam seems to be an ideal case study. He refuses to accept any responsibility and perpetuates most of the negative state that have been described. If he could only have read Tolle’s A New Earth back in the 1200s his misery may have been short lived with new insights and awareness from the book which he only realised when his father Hugh confronted him.

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CHAPTER 9                                                   STUDENT LIFE                                                   1752 AD

Continuing with their lives in Dublin, Kevan’s subconscious desire for revenge starts simmering. The stage has been set for the series of events which leads to the set of karmic challenges that will confront them. These sentiments are revealed in sentences by Kevan such as:

“Bishop, officially how does the Catholic Church in Eire coexist with the English Protestants who must endeavour to continuously erode Catholicism and convert us to their profane ways?

“Áine’s mother was raped and murdered by the English. I therefore would love to wreak a fair revenge.”

Ruined castle representing Ireland's tumultuous history

Ruined Irish castle in the Burren

QUOTE:

That moment is a moment of illumination
because once you have seen what the ego is,
the game is finished.

Osho, From Ignorance to Innocence, Talk #30

The perennial saga of the ego continues for our protagonists from the 1200s into the 1700s. The problems it has forever created for virtually everybody has produced countless volumes of works addressing techniques to understand and manage it. Here Osho says that once one is aware of its game, it is game over and we will no longer be subject to its influences. Seth refers to how we have abdicated responsibility to the ego by allowing it to make decisions instead of our conscious mind. These decisions are then clouded by the ego’s needs which are often to our detriment.
Kevan and Áine’s ability to simply resolve their conflict as a repeat exercise of the Adam / Fey discord had subtle influences below their level of awareness. Stimuli from egos or the subconscious mind clouding their judgement would be the traditional explanation. But behavioural patterns from previous lifetimes filter through as well and no amount psychotherapy will reveal those. Some therapists have hypnotised their patients who have indicated that various factors are of past life origins and only with that information can some of these influences be successfully addressed. Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss is a classic book explaining this phenomenon. Another is Many Mansions by Gina Cerminara explaining the concept of karma based on the Edgar Cayce readings .

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CHAPTER 10                                                CAPITULATION                                             1250 AD

If we do not see life’s lesson being offered, pressure escalates until one is forced to concede and shift. Adam’s stubbornness is clear:

Adam refused to accept any responsibility for his position and invariably blamed Fey. This  merely entrenched him in perpetuating his misery of being stuck in Galway while holding Fey accountable for his circumstances.

Once we descend to some nadir, only then do we despair sufficiently for our untenable position that we finally decide to change. This reactive pattern is conspicuous if we are aware and watch it within ourselves and others. Scott Peck’s landmark book The Road Less Traveled discusses this and how to be more proactive when confronted with difficulties. We conduct our lives in accordance with our level of awareness which facilitates or impedes our ability to resolve a situation easily or with difficulty.

Once the lesson had been learned, the situation finally shifts. Adam’s resistance dissipated in a moment once this stage had been reached:

“Oh Father, I have been so blind. Why did you not come earlier? Just a few words from you was all it took for me to see my folly. I had convinced myself that I was impervious to any suggestion that the persuasive effects written words (by Fey) may carry.”

On reflection Adam wondered on why he had been so stubborn:

“…. she should have the freedom to choose her destiny. If only he had been able to acknowledge this at the time, these wasted and most painful months could have been averted.”

What Adam did not realise is that he was subject to a karmic lesson and was therefore unable to reach that conclusion until it had been learned through the experience.

Carran today

Carran today

QUOTE:

“The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior
lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior. ”

M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Travelled.

Problems seldom just go away. Invariably their intensity and difficulty of resolution escalate when ignored. In spite of experiencing this fact we continue to respond the same way without breaking this unrewarding pattern. Books like Scott Peck’s The Road Less Travelled and Alan Cohen’s The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Any More help readers immediately seek a solution upon being confronted with a problem rather than retreat from it. Adam’s reaction to the situation is so typical of what most people do, namely abdicate responsibility, withdraw and blame others.
The stand-off between Adam and Fey ran into months across seasons. Unceasing deliberation of their predicament especially with Adam not being prepared to change his stance meant the situation would not change either. Insanity has been described as repeating one’s actions expecting a different outcome. What if Adam had accepted his contribution to the situation before his father arrived to oppose his self-justifications? He acknowledged that his misery was a product of his deprivation from Fey but his ego would not let him capitulate. In the end he did concede his foolishness and that admission took him back to his beloved. Most of us relate to this scenario with unpleasant memories and thoughts of how they could have been avoided. If only we had …..

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CHAPTER 11                                                  DISSENSION                                                 1752 AD

Did Fey and Adam learn their lesson about maintaining communications through stressful times? It was now time for them to be tested as Kevan and Áine. The chapter commences with the couple being placed in company that sets the stage for conflict between them. It commences relatively slowly which affords an opportunity to resolve the rising tension sooner rather than later. While the early resolution opportunity is not grasped, probably being a behavioural “seep through” from their akashic memories of the previous life experience together, an advance on their previous episode is that they remained in relatively close proximity so many resolution opportunities could be attempted. During this time the couple tried many times to settle their differences. Such lessons are influenced by egos and deep beliefs, which are an impediment to shifting. Therefore these lessons invariably take longer to learn.

The chapter also reviews Áine / Adam’s experience to acquire similar feelings as an orphan that Fey / Kevan went through. All part of the greater karmic plan to which we voluntarily subject ourselves to when in spirit form between incarnations.

As with many of our dilemmas, this one is cleverly centred on two plausible arguments, each with some merit. More specifically Kevan wants to free his subjugated brethren from the English. It is a noble calling whereby he is prepared to sacrifice himself for the good of the Irish. However unlike Gandhi’s strategy of passive resistance (satyagraha), Kevan’s path involves force resulting in the enemy being wounded and killed. This conflicts with Áine’s “love they neighbour” policy irrespective of how evil the person may be. This is equally commendable, hence the conflict.

Ultimately our decision will be determined by how many life experiences we have had. If the objective is to still love in the face of hate, evil and other negative enticements, one needs to have endured so much negativity that it no longer becomes an option. There is no judgement in choosing either option, just recognition that people are at different positions along their respective paths through multiple lifetimes. To reiterate the bigger lesson is to learn acceptance and not be judgmental of others.

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Ruined abode near Doolin

QUOTE:

Learning to some extent is passed on through genes,
biochemically, but this is a physical materialization of
inner knowledge achieved and retained from past lives …
The human being does not … erupt into existence at birth and
laboriously then begin to first attempt to gain experience.
If this were the case you would still be in the Stone Age.

Seth teachings through Jane Roberts

This quote supports one of the premises on which this book is based, namely that we are unknowingly influenced by passed life experiences. The evolution and progress of mankind is contingent upon this otherwise we “… would still be in the Stone Age.”

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CHAPTER 12                                               THE REUNION                                     1250 AD

Perfumery (2)

Wall of Burren stone in the Carran Perfumery

This was an emotional time for all the family and Sylvan, happy from the relief that the saga final ended happily. Adam and Fey share their respective emotions during this period as part of their healing process. Soon life settles back to routine but its new direction makes Adam anxious. Is it his intuition feeding him vital information? Intuition is so intangible and vague, something we all receive but to which few respond. Various teachings enhance one’s receptivity to such stimuli enabling one to recognise gifts of information from Spirit. The teachings by Seth through Jane Roberts (http://www.sethlearningcenter.org/) has volumes on developing our Inner Senses, which includes intuition.

Even Fey had a wispy, intuitive thought which she never followed:

“She just stared at it (her athame knife gift) lost in some reverie involving forces and dances in the moonlight which she felt she would best initiate its first use. The knife seemed to have some power protecting her with invincibility. Or did it?”

Athame ritual knife

Athame ritual knife

QUOTE:

Remember that the key to life is the Creative Word.
The key to the Creative Word is Love.
The key to Love is Understanding.

– Mikhail Naimy, On prayer, The Book of Mirdad

All parties prayed for reconciliation. They sought Creative Words to achieve this. Mirdad explains that the key to finding such words need to be based in Love. But that in turn depends on one Understanding the other and oneself.

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CHAPTER 13                                RECONCILIATION THWARTED                                       1752 AD

The stand-off between Áine and Kevan continues. The justifications and abdicating from responsibility assigning the intransigence to the other party persists. This behaviour is virtually a repeat of their impasse as Adam and Fey. Here is their challenge to work through and have a better outcome than their previous attempt. Seán finds himself as a facilitator, catalyst, confidant and scapegoat as particularly Kevan projects his anger onto Seán. Apart the couple are repentant and wish to end the conflict. But whenever they are together, they are overcome with negative emotions from the anger at having to endure what the other’s stance has created. This destroys any attempts at a settlement initiated by the other party thereby maintaining the stalemate. Eventually that nadir is reached and they reconcile. The overall affair took less time than Fey and Adam’s experience as they were able to make contact more frequently. While the backdrop may have changed, the lesson was still one of accepting another person’s point of view while not necessarily agreeing with it.

Leamaneh Castle

Leamaneh Castle in County Clare

QUOTE:

The First Insight is an awareness of the
mysterious occurrences that change one’s life,
the feeling that some other process is operating.

 – James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy

If Fey and Adam had learnt their lesson, although Áine and Kevan reconciled quicker, it was still fairly protracted. Were there other forces at work ensuring the lesson was completely learnt, dragging on the experience until this other process was satisfied?

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CHAPTER 14                                                FEY’S ROOTS                                       1251 AD

This chapter primarily explains aspects of Fey’s roots which contributed towards moulding her into the personality she was developing. However the exercise assigned by Sylvan to understand the process of forgiveness has a ripple effect into the future which influences them as Áine and Kevan where they do not understand why they have such intense feelings about this concept. These sentiments are the product of a previous life experience of which they are obviously unaware.

Inside the Carran Church

Inside Carran Church

QUOTE:

Soft April showers and bright May flowers
Will bring the summer back again,
But will they bring me back the hours
I spent with my brave Donnell then?

‘Tis but a chance, for he’s gone to France,
To wear the fleur-de-lys;
But I’ll follow you my Donnell Dhu,
For still I’m true to you, machree

Denny Lane, Lament of The Irish Maiden

Fey’s father James had apparently gone to fight for the Cathars in France and never returned. In Denny Lane’s Lament of the Irish Maiden, Donnell Dhu her machree or darling also went to France.

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CHAPTER 15                                                 PART-TIME WORK                                                1753 AD

Part of Kevan and Áine’s personalities was for them to be seekers. This had been earned over multiple lifetimes and continued in this one. His questions to the Rabbi about deeper meanings to events in the Old Testament revealed this trait. Their subsequent discussion about his visit is laden with pertinent questions about the hidden side of life:

Kevan’s discussion with Áine on whether this surprise interpretation of underlying, hidden information spread into other walks of life.

“Firstly how often do we see things superficially and make incorrect and therefore unjust judgements?” Kevan asked Áine. “Our perceptions are often different to others as one only has minimal information and facts, yet we tend to make assumptions, which are all too often wrong”

Áine continued with this line of thought:” Yes, from that basis how often do we find we have unfairly assessed someone or something and incorrectly reached some wrong conclusion? The way we have been asking why we have been so blessed begs the same question. Are there forces at work directing us that we are unaware of? Is there a higher cause or meaning to what we can only view on a lower level here on Earth? That David apparently challenged God in a well meant attempt at proving his devotion is not stated in the written Bible. Nor are his other actions even vaguely justified. Yet you have received information that places a completely different perspective on the events. Why are the English still here after so many hundreds of years? Why did my parents die so violently? Why did our anger and separation happen with so much misunderstand of each other? Yet why have many other things been relatively easy for us? Why? Why? Why?”

One of Kevan’s comments to Áine’s questions:

“If we have been living some kind of illusion, where is the reality, what is real, what should we believe in?”

The question for each of us is therefore whether there is some direction and higher purpose for each of us and if so how do we determine what it is? Then is there anything we can do to improve, change, harness and direct the course of events over which we general feel we have no control? This is the current shift people are experiencing with the many teachings about creating one’s reality rather than blindly blundering along with our best endeavours which could be more controlled and directed if we only knew how. Being dubious about such abilities precludes one from believing in its possibility and therefore deprives the person from the potential of learning and harvesting the fruits of such knowledge. If one does not believe in this concept then one just does not believe. Again there is no judgement. But do not be surprised if you therefore have to reincarnate with a contract to follow a spiritual path and have these experiences.

Along the Irish West Coast

Along the Irish West Coast

Doolin (4)
Doolin (5)

 QUOTE:

Our friends of the night
Of mist, and of moonlight…
You who are seldom seen.
Be with us now
And spread apart the Veil of Being
That we may look beyond.

– Herman Slater editor, Book of Pagan Rituals.

A prayer to see beyond what is superficially presented to us in life. Adam and Fey are on the path of seekers.

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CHAPTER 16                                               THE BURREN                                                   1252 AD

Kilfenora (2)

Irish folklore and myth is rich, steeped in ancient traditions and tales. The forces behind the superficially recorded battle of the O’Briens for control of County Clare has been recorded here to again show how life has many hidden levels behind the veil.

O'Brien's Fort, Cliffs of Mohar

O’Brien’s Fort, Cliffs of Mohar

Fey’s meditation at the dolmain was used to explain what modern science has finally determined, that it is a burial site which is about 6000 years old. Science has also shown that the bare Burren rock is the result of a glacier that scoured the surface clean of all sand and therefore all plant life other than in the cracks.

Polnbron (5)
Polnbron (1)
QUOTE:

We have only skimmed the surface of Clare music
and got the barest essentials of dolmains,
holy wells and lunar landscape of the beltan.
Imagine leaving all these people
and not knowing how their lives turned out.
It’s more than flesh and blood could bear.

– Maeve Binchy, A Week in Summer

Polnbron (4)
Maeve Binchy’s words pertaining to where Fey and Adam live and were travelling.  County Clare with its dolmains and the people who we do not know “how their lives turned out”.

Polnbron (3)

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CHAPTER 17                                          ANOTHER ATROCITY                                       1753 AD

Kevan and Áine’s interaction trying to anticipate what the other will write in expressing themselves was to indicate how much we may and may not understand someone we are extememly close to. Are we innovative, spontaneous and creative or are there other influences subtly seeping through into our conscious which may be the source of what we believe may be our own original work?

QUOTE: Only an excerpt was presented in the book. Here is are the full words to Paul Simon’s poignant song.

April, comes she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain
May, she will stay
Resting in my arms again
June, she’ll change her tune
In restless walks, she’ll prowl the night
July, she will fly
And give no warning of her flight
August, die she must
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold
September, I’ll remember
A love once new has now grown cold.

– Paul Simon  

These beautiful words have various references to both the seasons mentioned in this chapter and Fey’s beautiful mother April who eventually dies: “April, comes she will …….August, die she must”.

Celtic Cross - circle overlaid on the cross

Celtic Cross – circle overlaid on the cross

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CHAPTER 18                                     MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING                                        1252 AD

Kilfenora Church

Kilfenora Church

This is initial interaction where the couple explore themselves and try to predict what the other will express in writing. Áine’s desire to do the same exercise stemmed from this experience. Same question – how many influences in our lives stem from sources we are unaware of?

Adam expresses his concern:

“I also keep wondering why we should be so blessed when life around us is so hard. And I pray daily to God that our good fortune should be sustained.”

This is a reflection of his growing discontentment, challenging the system by being honest with himself. Adam brought these attributes of his personality into this incarnation and is merely living them out.

Fey’s words: “Not information but knowledge do I seek” was inspired from a discourse by Bhagwan / Osho who differentiated between information as being mere facts and knowledge when one has managed to integrate those facts into one’s personality. Otherwise that information has no practical value for us.

Flowers growing in Burren rock cracks

Flowers growing in Burren rock cracks

Burren (2)

QUOTE:

I am linear, dear spirit, and I give permission to only tune in to
the intuition channel and tune out the others (as) of right now.

Ch 2 The Unseen Energy Around You, The New Beginning.
Kryon teachings through Lee Carroll

We tend to lose our intuition which is innate in children who are more emotionally open than adults having become structured and rational as we grow older. The couple tried to intuitively feel what the other would express. With the statement in this quote, Kryon advises us to declare our intent to recover that lost ability considering all its benefits. This will initiate a process to rekindle that lost skill.

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CHAPTER 19                                 INTRANSIGENT NEGOTIATIONS                                   1753 AD

Looking from Doolin across to the Aran Isles

Looking from Doolin across to the Aran Isles

Is part of Kevan’s extreme feeling about the injustices inflicted on them by the English merely some feeling of unfairness? As Fey he / she was unable to even confront the unfairness of her mother’s murder. What emotions could she have carried through that lifetime to which he / she is now able to give expression? This is the balancing of energy which karma requires.

“….he still felt somewhere there was a principle he was upholding and could not fathom why it bothered him that she was vehemently against it. Or perhaps Áine was just against the risks he ran if he was honest with himself. These contradictory feelings seemed to inexplicably be rising up from somewhere deep inside him. Why or where they came from was an enigma and Kevan finally just accepted their presence without reconciling what their source may have been”.

QUOTE:

Taken as a whole, I would believe that Gandhi’s views were
the most enlightening of all the political men of our time.
We should strive to do things in spirit…not to use violence in fighting
for our cause, but by non-participation in what we believe is evil.

 Albert Einstein, UN radio interview 1950

In spite of Einstein believing in Ghandi’s approach to non-violence his E=MC2 formula resulted in the atomic bomb. Kevan understood Áine’s stance against violence at all costs resulting in his personal conflict of justifying aggression towards the English.

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CHAPTER 20                                          BANNED BOOKS                                                1252 AD

From The Burren Centre, Kilfenora

From The Burren Centre, Kilfenora

The borrowed / stolen banned book is a conduit to insert various additional esoteric concepts about life into the story. Since such information is timeless as the Truth is not time dependent. It was covert in those days whereas it is readily available today. The first concept:

Sylvan explained:

“Life is all illusion and our reality is dependent on what is behind what is referred to as the veil. Obtaining knowledge from there is invariably the truth and not man made theories or distortions.”

She is explaining to Adam that there is hidden knowledge for which one needs to seek ‘behind the veil’. Particularly in the West this is still not mainstream the way reincarnation is fundamental to Eastern religions. In the Jewish mystical Kabbalah and covert Christian teachings, multiple lifetimes are completely accepted as a normal part of existence. The concept of karma is first mentioned here when Sylvan recounts some of the knowledge Marco Polo returns with from the East.

One of Adam’s comments:

“…. Fey has tried to explain to me, coincidences in life are orchestrated from a higher source”.

Carl Jung coined this experience as synchronicity whereby apparent coincidences are in fact extremely meaningful. That they are orchestrated from a higher source and if we are aware of the phenomenon, will be alert to their occurrences to seek the message or information we are being given. An opportunity to synchronise ourselves with Spirit and the Universe. That the banned book found Adam at that time is an example of synchronicity. He was ready for its teachings. Sylvan stated this:

“…you did not find the book, it found you as you are now ready”.

Zen proverb: When the student is ready, the master will appear.

The explanation of karma is embellished. The origin of the removal of references to incarnation in the New Testament is explained other than one which slipped through: our lives live in many mansions. The question is why the paradigm of mankind’s learning through repeated life experiences must be hidden in memories of previous incarnations (our akashic records). This deprives us of knowledge that could accelerate our self-education and potentially reduce the negative karma we then have to endure. There are more answers available now but only through the hard work of seeking and going inwards. Short cuts do not have the same impact or meaning imposing a more arduous path on us if we wish to achieve self upliftment.

Bare Burren rock

Bare Burren rock

QUOTE:

These priests had the muzzle of prevention
that they wrapped around our eyes.
To keep us away from those lofty castles,
nor drink the milk of sublime.
Dogma and doctrine blinded,
the sense and perception in darkness.
No milk for all those.

– Jalalu’ddin Rumi, The Lion & the Beasts.

Rumi refers to how priests prevent us from seeing what higher states we can achieve (lofty castles) and from imbibing in the sublime (God). Their dogma and doctrine (deliberately) blinds their followers. This is exactly what Adam has come to realise.

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CHAPTER 21                                        THE POISONED PLOT                                    1753 AD

The conflict about wreaking revenge and turning the other cheek continues but violence prevails. In a soul’s evolution, early incarnations entice one through free will to explore hate rather than love, evil rather than goodness and many other negative experiences. As one progresses through many lives, the futility and unpleasantness of such decisions is realised and choices become more towards the light, love and positivity. In seeking justification for his intentions, Kevan finds no one supports him and is counselled instead to desist. However his karmic drive is too compelling and he succumbs to its influence. But not without introspection and pressure to discontinue with his conspiracy against their oppressors.

The review of various poisons at that time had to be from a qualitative (observation) view point rather than quantitative (measurement) since an understanding of chemistry, bacteriology, toxicology and other associated sciences was relatively primitive in the 1700s. Joseph Priestley only discovered oxygen in 1774 so at Trinity College in 1753 that knowledge was not yet known. Anoxia and being cyanosed was known by observation as were various causes, but not the mechanism. Strychnine is found in nature and causes death by asphyxiation. However between taste and dilution it was not a contender for their plan. The poison from the fungus Aspergillus favus referred to by the College Pharmacologist Padrick O’Flaherty is aflatoxin. It is one of the most potent poisons in nature where only a few parts per billion is enough to destroy the liver. However there was also a dilution problem plus a relatively long period before victims would die. Eventually only botulinum toxin from Clostridium botulinum satisfied their criteria being the most powerful poison known to mankind.

Route to Killorgin

Route to Killorglin

QUOTE:

If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
But if I am only for myself, who am I?
If not now, when?

Hillel the Elder, 110 BC

If I am not for myself, who will be for me?

Kevan’s sentiment was that he needed to follow his heart and beliefs. No one else can live his life for him. By capitulating to Áine’s demands would he be dishonest to some of his most important values? Something we are all confronted with.

But if I am only for myself, who am I?

When his fall-out with Áine occurred, he had to examine himself. Was he being too selfish and if so what kind of a person was he? We all need to examine whether we are altruistic or self-indulgent.

If not now, when?

Procrastination was of concern to the Defenders. As weeks and months slipped by, potential opportunities to hit the enemy were being lost. But on a personal level, what are we avoiding or deferring because it may be unpleasant or difficult? Do it now!

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CHAPTER 22                                   BLASPHEMOUS CONCEPTS                                 1253 AD

Adam now discusses some of what he has read in the banned book with Fey. He gives examples of how karma works across lifetimes. Then he regurgitates the theory of time being an illusion from a higher level. There are many sources describing this phenomenon but we are all so locked into the illusion that it is virtually impossible to feel how existence can be without a series of sequential events we perceive as time. Some references are listed for anyone wishing to delve deeper into this, which is beyond the scope of these insights.

Vertical henge stones compared to a dolmain

Vertical henge stones compared to a dolmain

QUOTE:

Before Enlightenment
Chop wood, carry water.

After Enlightenment
Chop wood, carry water.

Zen Proverb

Fundamental survival activities continue in life irrespective of our individual level of awareness.

As their couple’s understanding of life increased, some of their basics continued. With all their studying of esoteric dimensions to life, thoughts and discussions of marriage were also an intrinsic part of their lives. Adam recognised his conflicting desire to be earthly yet wanting to be more spiritual. He also had an unrelenting thirst for more knowledge:

“Just some simpler way of living a conventional life that is not so undermined by a gnawing feeling of needing more and more knowledge.”

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CHAPTER 23                                       FIRST ONSLAUGHT                                            1753 AD

When confronted with extreme situations, we often behave differently to how we may respond in to normal situation such as Áine did:

“How ironic that she found herself extending the plan to which she had vehemently objected”.

If we only understood all the hidden, motivating forces we are subject to be they subconscious, karmic or something else. We think we are able to make free will decisions but do we? Another example surprising Áine who makes this statement and Kevan who immediately takes advantage of the slip:

“This is war and there will be casualties.” countered Áine. “It does not help to hurt them without the English realising we had perpetrated whatever it is we do. …… The English need to be aware that any such attacks were not mishaps but deliberately perpetrated by the Irish.”

Pleasantly stunned at Áine’s inflammatory statement, Kevan quickly continued,

“Ideally we need to hit senior army personnel that disrupts their chain of command and yes it must be ascribed to us.”

Kevan too contemplated his dedicated path of violence:

Intermittently Kevan would wonder whether his hatred for the English could ricochet back on him, wounding or even kill him. He had quietly declared war on their oppressors and was continuously planning insurrections to hit them wherever they were vulnerable. But what if he was caught? And worse, what if Áine was implicated? His love for her found such an option untenable but then he would continue to justify his commitment to himself by saying this was fair revenge for the atrocious killing of her parents.

Inadvertently slipping into the undercurrent of violent events, Áine’s traditional resistance was somehow overturned in the heat of the moment. Kevan questioned his actions privately to himself but would justify maintaining his stance with Áine. We all find ourselves the product of inexplicable whims, which we often regret afterwards. Is this free will or some hidden, prior behavioural programming of which we are unaware?

Ruins (3)

QUOTE:

Dreco daughter of Calcmael son of Cartan, son of Connath
was a druidess and a female rhymer, and by her was prepared
a poisonous liquor for Fergus Redside’s four and twenty sons,
so that they all died of it; and the place at which they
perished bears the name Nem-thenn ‘strong poison’.

Rennes Dindshenchas (early Irish literature on myths and folklore)

The quote was chosen because of its parallels to the poisoning of the English garrison.

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CHAPTER 24                                         NOBLE ROBE                                                     1253 AD

Most people with a religious belief or inclination follow their path to Spirit through its wisdom and dictates. The more covert ones such as Sylvan and Fey’s pursuit of the Mother Earth Goddess was difficult to research but between the Internet and occult book sections of libraries and book shops, there is adequate material available. Prayer and calling on forces or entities which may be familiar like angels is a common theme running through probably all religions. This chapter merely gives an insight to another set of beliefs.

Lush Carran countryside

Lush Carran countryside

QUOTE:

The circle keeps negative,
uninvited spirits or energy out
and contains positive energy
so that it can build up on itself.

– Selene Silverwind, The Everything Paganism Book

Fey is learning about pagan rituals. This quote explains the purpose of a circle.

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CHAPTER 25                                            THE TRAP                                              1745 AD

Just a straight forward description of the ambush.

Ruins (6)

QUOTE:

Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

– Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade

Tennyson’s famous poem about the futile deaths of cavalry at the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War.

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CHAPTER 26                                  THE RUINED RUNE RING                            1253 AD

The ring is a conspicuous example of synchronicity as it follows the all key people maintaining its presence in their lives. Adam even tells the priestess from whom he obtains the ring that it was not merely by chance that he stumbled upon it.

Cliffs of Mohar, O'Brien fort and Arran Islands

Cliffs of Mohar, O’Brien fort and Arran Islands

QUOTE:

The rune  Rune F is called Ansuz.

In healing it helps guilt.
For those who seek to heal situations from
the past, for what was done or left undone,
this Rune counsels you to open your heart and act.

– R. Blum & B. Jones, Relationship Runes

The powerful Rune ring has entered their lives. It will assist Fey on many levels including healing.

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CHAPTER 27                                     MILITARY ENGAGEMENT                                     1754 AD

The dichotomy of physical life as distinct from the spiritual side is again highlighted here. The Defender’s conspiracy perpetrates another lethal engagement of the English enemy. Our lives are filled with conflicting opposites challenging us to make choices which can be animalistic or higher whereby we seek to separate our ego and temptations to follow a more difficult and noble path. With multiple incarnations through these experiences we gravitate away from baser ones to being more pious.  Kevan is conflicted by his understanding about the ramifications of violence, Áine reminding him of this in no uncertain terms. But he relapses repeatedly by succumbing to the temptation of attacking the enemy. Another graphic description of their base actions irrespective of how justifiable they may be considered.

Stone wall and tree

QUOTE:

So now to conclude and finish, as I think ’tis nearly time
And all the gallant Irishmen together should unite
Together should assemble and gather all you can
And have another ambush soon, to fight the Black and Tans!
The Ambush at Rineen by Tom Lenihan of Knockbrack

Similar ambushes to the one carried out by the Defenders of the English continued over the centuries as long as they remained as occupiers of Ireland. As the brainchild of Winston Churchill, the Black and Tans were a force of primarily World War I war veterans recruited to combat the Irish Republican Army (IRA) freedom fighters.

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CHAPTER 28                                                RITUALS                                            1253 AD

Part of the descriptions of the rituals is to illustrate to the reader those of an esoteric sect’s pagan ways. All religions have ceremonies, some described as having been received from their god who commanded them to practice a particular set of rites. These rituals are used to secure adherents to the ways of the tribe. Few in the West are familiar with rituals outside of Christianity and Judaism which are the dominant religions.

In the book The Pleiadian Agenda by Barbara Hand Clow (p146) she describes the potency of blood and how we have been manipulated in the West to rather consider it as unclean than be able to harness its powerful properties. The activation of ring energy using menstrual blood was not some arbitrary concept but a documented procedure that is not common knowledge.

Where to buy a Claddagh ring

Where to buy a Claddagh ring in Galway

QUOTE:

Gaine daughter of Gumor
Nurse of mead-loving mide,
Surpassed all women though she was silent;
She was learned and a seer and a Druid.

The Metrical Dindsenchas,
Book of Lencester, Eire 1160 AD.
Sylvan and Fey were also learned seers but pagan priestesses rather than Druids.

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CHAPTER 29                                                THE RUNES RING                                                1754 AD

The ring emerges again five hundred years later to return to its original owners. The challenge for Hugh Reddan was to pass on the ring’s history and his message, which would be considered quite profane if written in English. His only clue was to direct the ring’s finder to more information about its origin that had been hidden in Kilfenora.

Old stone work

Old stone work

QUOTE:

Each one of you has been called.
Every individual soul has work to do.
None can do the work of another.
Each must do his or her own work.
Therefore, we say, accept it my child:
accept the task laid before you and
pray to Great Spirit that you may not fail.

Sayings of White Eagle

Kevan’s soul was committed to harass the English. He was also destined to find a 500 year old message for him and Áine. In those times how does one acknowledge and accept such a letter as having been written for only him? Perhaps today we may better understand and would be better able to accept our soul’s work if given such a letter.

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CHAPTER 30                                                PAGAN MOONLIGHT                                      1253 AD

Fey’s considers herself as a conduit to bring blessings from the Earth Goddess to the lands. She did not consider herself to be directly responsible through her energies and efforts to produce these blessings.

“Do you actually feel her or the Goddess and know they are not your words?” Adam asked.

“Not really that specific as I am sure I also contribute to what words emerge. It is more of an intuitive feeling that I am not trying to block the Mother Goddess by tainting prayers with any of my earthly beliefs whenever She wishes to feed me the right prayers. It is a melding of our endeavours to invoke appropriate requests to the Great Mother so She will find our pleas in good favour.

The untimely passing of the Abbot was a warning from a higher level to be more diligent.

Pagan Moonlight

Pagan Moonlight

QUOTE:

We saw men haying far off in the meadow,
their heads waving like the grass which they cut.
In the distance the wind seemed to bend all alike.

Henry D. Thoreau 1817-1862
Naturalist and author.

The poetic description by Thoreau of fields of grass mirrors the environment in which Fey and Sylvan are working.

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CHAPTER 31                                            CHARMS                                            1754 AD

Background information on the rune ring and its apparent connection to them arouses intense interest in this clandestine world. Artemis understands the appearance of the ring is synchronous and tries to guide them towards discovering why. Whatever forces led Kevan to the ring continued to operate in leading them on to Kilfenora.

These events stimulate Áine’s new awareness of other potential forces that can be harnessed to protect Kevan’s dangerous endeavours. These drive her to explore occultist techniques she has managed to find and experiment with spells which would hopefully afford Kevan protection from the enemy.

Engraved stone for protection

Engraved stone for protection

Áine’s interest and involvement in spells originated from her previous incarnation as a curious Adam observing Fey’s paganism at arm’s length. In this lifetime, Adam as Áine was able to delve in to these practices, which is why Áine had such unrestrained enthusiasm.

For Kevan, his previous experience as Fey had satisfied his interest in such mystical practices so he was not as attracted to it. However Kevan was comfortable in receiving the engraved stone from Áine to hopefully protect him during their next planned attack on the English.

QUOTE:

“Destiny doesn’t mean that your life has been predetermined.
“Therefore to leave everything to fate and to not actively contribute
to the music of the universe is a sign of sheer ignorance.
“The music of the universe is all-pervading and it is composed on forty different levels.
“Your destiny is the level where you will play your tune.
“You might not change your instrument but how well you play is entirely in your hands”.

Tams of Tabriz. The Forty Rules of Love. Elif Shafak

A chapter of destiny manifesting. How much is fated to be and how much can be altered by free will is up to you: “… how well you play (the tune of life) is entirely in your hands”.

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CHAPTER 32                                                  BELTANE                                           1253 AD

Finally the fear of being caught that had simmered inside Adam from the moment he learned of Fey’s desire to become a pagan priestess becomes a reality. This was their latent destiny waiting to be fulfilled followed by a set of extreme challenges for the couple. Their responses would determine the primary aspects of their subsequent incarnation together as Áine and Kevan.

Karmically people who commit murder as Adam effectively did of a Fey even if she was a willing participant, will carry extreme balancing forces into a subsequent lifetime. Similarly people who murder themselves – Fey willingly drinking the poison – have a substantial energy balancing to endure in a future incarnation.

Carran Church cemetry

Carran Church cemetry

QUOTE:

Alas, when no longer into the golden distance
does my spirit hurry on dream-wings,
When no more on the eternally distant stars
does my longing gaze rest.
Then the wind and the little birds
will whisper away my longing, along with my life.

Johan Brahms, Opus 91 No. 1
Giestillte Sehnsucht (When I Yearn no More)

Fey’s departing spirit ‘on dream-wings’… whispered away her longing for life.

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CHAPTER 33                                   KILFENORA ARCHIVES                               1754 AD

The powers directing Áine and Kevan take them to the message lying concealed for five hundred years. It was waiting only for them. At that time there was elementary cryptology and it would have been difficult to find something appropriate. Geoffrey Chaucer lived around that time and he developed his own symbols to be able to write secret messages. The message in the diagram needed encoding in Chaucer’s symbols to then be written on handmade paper to create the message in the picture.

In their subsequent assessment of the additional message Kevan has noticed similarities between their lives and those of Fey and Adam. But as we all know, virtually everyone has no recall of their past lives, which could help us understand our purpose and direct our paths in the optimal direction. Sometimes we receive a hint as did Áine and Kevan but no more than that. This highlights how we too are effectively unable to tap into these historical past life records which would then explain so many events in our lives. Kevan verbalises their dilemma:

“Let us consider two extremes again. Yes there is some as yet undetermined connection. Alternatively there is none. If the latter, well this has merely been an interesting exercise. If the former, is it destined irrevocably or do we actually have some choice or choices?”

500 year old message in Chaucer's cryptic alphabet

500 year old message in Chaucer’s cryptic alphabet

QUOTE:

“For Those Who Believe,
No Words Are Necessary
For Those Who Do Not Believe,
No Words Are Possible.”
Saint Ignatius of Loyale

How does one believe that this message written 500 years ago was destined for them? If Fey with her esoteric teachings had received this message she would have embraced it but without the same background, it was more difficult for Áine and Kevan to accept it as their destiny.

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CHAPTER 34                                        CANDLES                                              1253 AD

Because of his intense love for Fey, Adam’s only solution to escape the Abbot’s retribution is to help her commit suicide then join her. This action imposes extreme karmic debt upon his soul, which he willingly does again (after murdering Fey) without understanding its full ramifications.

Beautiful Carran wood tarnished by Adam and Fey's death

Beautiful Carran wood tarnished by Adam and Fey’s death

QUOTE:

Tailtiu daughter of Magmór was the wife of Eochu the Rough son of Dua the Dark.
’Tis she that asked her husband to clear away for her the Wood of Cúan,
so that there might be an assembly around her grave.
And after that she died on the calends of August,
and her lamentation and funeral games were held by Lugaid.
The Prose Tales in the Rennes Dindshenchas

Similarities in the quote are the “assembly around her grave” and the “lamentation” by the gathered villagers.

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CHAPTER 35                                      THE TAVERN                                 1754 AD

Chronologically it is time for the tavern episode with which the book opened. Later Áine realises she may have induced Kevan’s momentary insanity with her protective spell and charm. Such subtleties invariably escape us and only upon subsequent examination we may realise this. It was a repeat of Adam and Fey’s challenge. Should Kevan kill Áine in the explosion without knowing it was a potential karmic test after Fey / Kevan had been killed by Adam / Áine? Perhaps Kevan’s lesson was learnt in the aftermath of the blast though his horror at what he had caused. His emotions were so extreme that they tapped into his past life memories which filtered through to him. The product of all these inputs, actions and emotions was that Áine was not killed and the couple were able to change direction of their path thereby paying off their karmic debt.

Old taverns from 1596 and 1649

Old taverns from 1596 and 1649

1649EirePub
GavEmma 015

QUOTE:

And they shall burn your houses and execute judgments upon you
Ezekiel 16:41

Every important building he burned down
Jeremiah 52:13

Biblical wrath on the building with Kevan as the instrument of destruction!

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CHAPTER 36                                             IN THE WAKE                                  1253 AD

Sylvan’s guilt was expressed by her thoughts:

Was it all designed to merely bring calamity upon the Reddans? Was it something she did unknowingly or carelessly, or was this inevitable, an ordained outcome decreed by the Mother for reasons unbeknown to Sylvan? Was she merely an instrument or just an innocent bystander whose good intentions had inadvertently gone awry?

Once again we are unaware of what our karma has in store for us. Would the lesson be learnt if we circumvented some terrible event we had contracted to have? Therefore perhaps in the paradigm of mankind, we will never know what our karma is and just have to make the most of difficult challenges knowing only that there is a purpose for everything.

Beautiful Eire marred by historical tragedies

Beautiful Eire marred by historical tragedies

QUOTE:

I shall live beyond death, I shall sing in your ears.
Even after the vast sea-wave carries me back
To the vast sea-depth.
I shall sit at your board though without a body,
and I shall go with you to your fields, a spirit invisible.
I shall come to you at your fireside, a guest unseen.
Death changes nothing but the mask that covers our faces.
The Garden of the Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

A reassurance that physical death does not mean the end of existence of a person. Relevant for Sylvan to help her grief after the death of Fey and Adam.

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CHAPTER 37                                               SAD & GLAD TIDINGS                                 1754 AD

Some life contracts embody incidents that are so far from our normal daily lives or what we and those close to us believe in, that their occurrences would be better explained if there was some hidden reason behind them. The Keoghs could never had predicted what Kevan had done since his life before departing to Trinity College was comparatively dull and boring with no hint of him becoming a guerrilla.

Evidently Áine and Kevan had finally worked through their karmic debts and were able to settle down to a normal life back home.

Settling down to a placid life

Settling down to a placid life

QUOTE:

The love you have shared is eternal
regardless of the situation.
Tale of Irish Princess Isolt &
Sir Tristan of Cornwall

Their love is eternal, from before even being Fey and Adam.

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CHAPTER 38                                        THE CAVE OF CREATION                              A time of no time

This unusual description is from documented teachings. Apparently every moment of our existences in this physical world is saved in crystals far below the earth’s crust each time we die. These are called our akashic records. We assess our life each time we return to the spirit world and in consultation, plan the next ones based on our accomplishments and what needs to be learned or balanced going forward. Kryon describes this process and place:

What happens when you die physically? That’s easy – you return to the dust of the planet. What more do you want to know? Corporeal? Easy. That’s just part of the Gaia process. But let me tell you about the moment of transition. You lose three ounces of something that no one knows about. The three ounces is quantum information. It’s the quantum part of your spiritual core, everything that ever was of you, and it doesn’t go up, it goes down. It goes back to the Cave of Creation and beyond. …. Your spirit comes home, but not your Akashic Record. It stays on the planet because the planet owns it….. And when you take your first breath (again), you pick up something. You pick up all of the soul energy from the Cave of Creation …. That is called Akashic inheritance. ….

Some of these references have been listed for anyone wishing to research this further.

QUOTE:

Then spoke a voice, mighty and solemn saying:
“These are the lights that are souls among men,
growing and fading, existing forever,
Changing yet living, through death into life”
The Emerald Tablets of Thoth
Tablet II: the Halls of Amenti

Complex ancient information which states “…souls ….exist(ing) forever”. One of the many references with insights into what the tablets physically are plus their meaning and translation may be found on many web sites such as http://www.crystalinks.com/emerald.html. The teachings are reputed as being the oldest (mystical) works in existence.

Toth

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                                                             ADDITIONAL MATERIAL

9. SOME OF KISMET’S  KARMIC LINKS

  • Fey’s lost her mother by an oppressive authority which was followed by a subsequent lifetime as Kevan. He (ex Fey) was then exposed to Áine’s parents loss also through abuse by the English soldiers.
    • Fey went from a passive, relatively quiet life to one of violence as Kevan. This was an opposite type of life experience to balance karmic energies.
    • Options offered in the second life were to balance the experience either through revenge, or learn and grow by choosing love rather than hate. Kevan has to pass through being revengeful before realising its futility.
  • After the killing of Fey and Adam’s suicide, to then be challenged by not repeating these events in the tavern bombing.
  • Similar paths where both younger girls lose their parents and are orphaned.
  • Adam looking after Fey then Kevan (Fey) looking after Áine (Adam).
  • The rune ring running through the lineage of April, Fey and then Áine.
  • Both lifetimes involved in esoteric rituals.
  • Forgiveness queries by Áine & Kevan emanating from the Fey / Adam forgive / forgivor exercise.
  • Both couples having similar questions about life.
  • Both couples challenging conventional values of life.
  • Kevan noting similarities in their respective lives:
    • Both women lost their mothers tragically at a young age
    • Both were adopted and loved the son of the adopted family
    • Both owned the Rune ring
    • Both pursued pagan beliefs and practices

10. KARMIC PARALLELS & OPPOSITES

The experiences in the first incarnation are reversed in the second.

This endeavours to balance the events of the first incarnation in the second lifetime.

ACTIVITY                                                                                           HOW                         PERPETRATOR

ADAM kills Fey  (poison)                                                               Murder                                Adam
FEY knowingly accepts chalice                                                    Suicide                                 Fey
ADAM drinks elixir                                                                        Suicide                                 Adam

Near parallel experience. If they died again in the 1700s, this would have been:

KEVAN kills Áine  (explosion)                                                      Murder                                Fey
ÁINE knowingly enters tavern                                                    Suicide                                Adam
If the collapsing building killed KEVAN                                     Suicide                                 Fey

The murder and suicide roles would have been reversed and many karmic experiences do this. However murder and suicide are not entered into in life contracts so our couple here in the 1700s were fortunate to have been able to learn the lessons without repeating the experience.

11. ESCAPING DESTINY

Prior to incarnating we contract to undergo our major experiences. These include who our family and close friends will be, what work we will do, who we may marry, what children we have and other key life events. Along this path we then have experiences designed to balance previous ones in other incarnations as a karmic balancing. There are learning opportunities, some new and others representing another chance at navigating along a different path to what we have done in some previous incarnation.

The structure guiding us along this semi pre-ordained path is all energy and probability based. With our double helix strand of DNA code are ten magnetic strands storing additional information – see www.kryon.com/seminarimages/DNApage/DNA.html Encoded is information such as key lifetime events, our akash or records of all our past lifetimes, our physical abilities in this lifetime and other fundamental information. Aspects of our lives are therefore pre-programmed. Events are created which then impel us along a particular path. However it is not irrevocable and therefore represents the miracle of our creation whereby we have been blessed with the gift of freewill. At any moment therefore, anything can happen according to our choice. But the forces directing us along a particular path at a given moment are compelling and the probability that we will acquiesce to those pressures is extremely high. Exercising that freedom of choice is therefore a major step to break the momentum heading us in a particular direction. Of course the subtleties or influences are subliminal. To an extent, understanding the seepage of directing thoughts from our subconscious is the first step of understanding. How we may make decisions based on influences we are not consciously aware of is an acknowledgement and recognition that our acts are often the product of unseen forces.

Learning affords us the ability to elevate our level of awareness and we become progressively free of these hidden influences. When we make decisions they can then become increasingly free-willed based and uncontaminated. Learning can be by reading this and other related matter. The largest other form of learning complementing the written word is experience. To learn, shift and not repeat a scenario. Repetition of a situation is Spirit merely giving you (yet) another opportunity to exercise free will and grow. Invariably the best choice is to take the more difficult or unpleasant option. However it is human nature to resist disagreeable things so we generally choose the less or least onerous alternative. But we then waive the growth opportunity and may well be confronted with it again and again with escalating pressure each time until we finally succumb to the demands of choosing that more difficult but ultimately better route.

These life, death and re-birth cycles vary according to one’s beliefs and religion, and go from one lifetime to many to infinite. Christianity says we have only one attempt at life which is only followed by eternal heaven or hell depending on whether the life one led is worthy of the one or the other option. Hinduism and Buddhism subscribe to multiple lifetimes until one ultimately attains enlightenment and breaks free of the reincarnation cycle. These religions offer hope of a reprieve subject to finally pursuing a positive lifestyle and reaping the reward in some world hereafter.  Neale Donald Walsch who wrote the Conversations with God series describes a no such hope alternative. In his last book At Home With God in a Life That Never Ends. Walsch describes an extreme paradigm shift from traditional thinking and the propositions of most religions. Key points include:

  • Time is an illusion.
  • Therefore there is no beginning or end of time.
  • God must then be eternal.
  • Our life cycles are not sequential but instantaneous and in parallel.
  • Not only do past events karmically affect future lives, but any incarnation affects previous lifetimes as well.
  • We repeat each incarnation as well. How many times have you already read this? Shades of Groundhog Day!

While many teachings confirm this concept of time being an illusion from a level higher than we are aware of (e.g. Walsch, Seth, Kryon), getting to grips with and truly understanding this concept is impossible. We are totally programmed to believe in the illusion of time being linear. Adamic man is intellectually too limited to conceive of how existence including how time actually works. This limitation means we can only receive inputs in relatively small amounts, which then gives us the sequential experience of time.

Why has this form of existence been created? Is it an experiment? Are we the product of a structure as described in the film Matrix? Whether it is an experiment, entertainment for some higher entity or entities, or some other reasons unbeknown to us, our free will elements obviously makes it interesting for those observing us to see what we do. And there seems to be a reward and punishment element when we make choices, which are based on love, truth and the more ethical elements of life. Needless to say the circumstances in which we are presented with these challenges seldom lend themselves to easy decisions.

My big question is why are our other past, present and future life experiences hidden? Without access to them, we virtually commence afresh each time with perhaps subliminal seepage from our akashic records to help us. Like the humorous Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy the answer to the most ultimate question of life is 42. But what is the Ultimate Question?

With many conventional teachings one may learn something personal which may then be synthesised into one’s consciousness. The information presented here is more esoteric. How does one integrate knowledge of how time really works into one’s life? Is the information valid, especially as it so dramatically different to anything anyone has ever propounded before? An increasing amount of New Age information is being channelled onto the planet. Three completely different sources were cited, unconnected and delivered years apart, which all say the same thing. These are not merely human theories but sources with access to higher knowledge. Take it or leave it. If this information sits well then believe it. If not, simply ignore it. It makes no difference. This is a thought provoking theory that may or may not be true. Of course I believe it to be true which is why I have bothered to share these theories of time and destiny.

The cynical tail end to these thoughts is does any of this make any difference? Is there a chance of really escaping destiny? Or breaking with the cycle of unlimited re-births. If lifetimes simply keep repeating themselves ad infinitum, the traditional rewards and punishment we have been taught are invalid. So what is life really all about? Are we being viewed to see where this paradigm, this experiment will lead? If you really know please tell me. But please do not share just another theory or possibility. Only if you know what is it actually all about.

With this new perspective of time, what potential impact could it have on Fey and Adam and their subsequent incarnations? Here are some possibilities:

  1. If we merely repeat lifetimes with no access to previous incarnations, how can we ever incorporate prior experiences to pursue a more optimal path in the current one? Will Fey and Adam die every time? Could they follow some arbitrary alternate path merely through a random exercising of free will? Or through subtle influences accumulated while repeating multiple lifetimes will they eventually break the cycle by learning some primordial lesson?
  2. If we do not repeat the same lifetime over and over (again à la Ground Hog Day) and Áine and Kevan were unable to tap into their stored, hidden memories as Fey and Adam, what happens? In the original rendition of this story Áine and Kevan ended up dying in the same way as they did in the previous incarnation. Were they meant to? No! In the Halls of Karma before reincarnation they were told some of the basics such as the gender change in the next lifetime. Suicide in particular is never an option or choice when planning one’s experiential contract. Ultimately free will did prevail and they departed from those main events to end up not dying prematurely again in the tavern explosion. Therefore they did exercise free will thereby departing from death to a path of continuing to live on.
  3. From point 1, Fey and Adam could have repeated incarnations of the same life then eventually break the suicide / murder cycle that ended their lives. Then what do Áine and Kevan need to accomplish in their incarnation? How does this 1700s survival event filter through (backwards) to Fey and Adam as the teachings say they do?
  4. Does this mean no future incarnation together would be required by Fey as Kevan and Adam as Áine? Wold there be some ultimate completion of all their lifetime learning experiences together? Do we all pursue multiple incarnations aspiring to lives of love and truth thereby proving that finally those positive experiences (love and truth) are what we really intrinsically want and will therefore eventually gravitates towards?

Breaking news: The above comments represents an old paradigm that we are slowly shifting away from. But the old guard is resisting change and endeavoring to retain the old ways. This resistance is causing conflict around the world but in time, the positive changes will become established. Included in the new order is a change to our Contracts. These are becoming open with us writing in them what kind of lives we wish to have. This information comes from Kryon and will be woven into the third book of the proposed trilogy where many of the questions posed in this and the second book will finally be answered .

12. KARMA versus FREE WILL

Karma is the balancing of experiences from past and present lifetimes. If the objective of life is just experience, then this mechanism ensures that we undergo opposite experiences to be more rounded and understand the duality of our existence of opposites.

During a lifetime we have freedom of choice. The product of the choices we make lead us through a life of experiences which are a result of such free will decisions. For example, if we choose to be stingy, in a subsequent period (same or different life), we will endure stinginess being meted out to us. If we are generous, we will then enjoy people being generous to us. This is the paradigm of opposites in which we live.

Prior to incarnating into a lifetime, we assess our accumulated experiences and plan the key events in the forthcoming lifetime experience. Major aspects include:

  • Who our parents are
  • Where we will live
  • Who our children will be
  • What is to be our major vocation
  • Other attributes including physical, financial, relationships, etc

This sets a stage on which we then live, what the backdrops are during the different phases of our lives, who the other actors on stage are. But we have a limited script so we are dictated to in our experiences. We ad lib our way through the scenes and in making (free will) decisions, we are held responsible for all of them. Accountability for these decisions can be immediate (boomerang) or later and even in subsequent lives. Therefore whatever we decide to do comes back to us as a counter experience for us to become more balanced.

13. RELIGION RECAPITULATION

One thread running through both eras is the challenging of the Church’s authority. This is not to undermine the positive influence that all religions have on the fabric of societies since they are the moral basis for which ethics, mores and norms are based. People need to question moral dictates to understand them better and at times challenge their validity and how appropriate they may still be in societies that are evolving. Kryon’s contention is that religions remain the cornerstone of civilization and therefore needs to continue. However our fast changing values in the Internet age demands that they assess their often archaic stances to accommodate these new ways of thinking. Religions need to reflect an acceptable set of tenets which have been upgraded without compromising their basic principles. Kryon adds that irrespective when these changes are implemented, religions will survive. But the speed of modernisation will determine the extent of current attrition which has been reducing the numbers of active members.

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14. READERS’ REVIEWS  (as posted on Amazon)

Rev. Dr. Daniel C. Price. 5.0 out of 5 stars.  November 10, 2014
Spiritual psychologist, spiritual minister, author of Priceless Reflections & Joy of Christmas.
Kismet will grab your attention, weave you through the power of love lost and gained, the intertwining of multiple lifetimes, the worst of deeds cloaked in the best of intentions, and not let you go. Reading this extremely insightful book will educate you in how to grow into your highest self and realize your destiny. I could not put it down. Five stars!

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Daniella Renzon, feelance journalist: 5.0 out of 5 stars,  October 10, 2014
Riveting Until The Last Page

This gripping and enlightening read is set against the backdrop of Ireland nine centuries ago. The story begins when Fey sees her mother burnt at the stake. As she grows up her search for the truth leads her to face the very same dangers that killed her mother. Five centuries later Aine and Kevan devote their focus to fighting British rule placing their lives at risk. These two stories are expertly woven together to tell an exciting and pacey story of impossible, fate-defying love, deadly defiance and rebellion – making Kismet a wonderful gift that should be placed on your bed side table as you won’t want to put it down. I also found the website http://www.feyslamentation.com brought a fascinating ‘spiritual’ interpretation to the text.
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Aimee Rosa  5.0 out of 5 stars, December 24, 2014
Kismet is an epic love saga that crosses lifetimes and centuries
A consuming and fascinating read. Kismet is an epic love saga that crosses
lifetimes and centuries. A story that appeals not only to the mind but heart
and spirit too. Mindfully and extensively researched – Kismet takes you on a
a wonderfully thought provoking journey through different historical periods
in Ireland both intertwined by love.
A brilliant novel with interesting insights. Cannot wait for the next one in
the trilogy.
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Joy Truscott, 5.0 out of 5 stars October 1, 2014.
Author of A Journey to Remember: Recapturing the Unique Codes of our Magnificence.

 Kismet is a powerful story weaving a couple’s two separate lifetimes into a tremendous ending. There is a great deal about the times and ways of the people of those times and this was intricately described by the author. The impact of the reality of those times stirred deep emotions in me. The pain and fear that our ancestors experienced somehow seems to still resonate in our lives and this book opened an awareness of the connections between incarnations, karma and life imprints. It is valuable as an allegory to enable people obtain a better understanding of these concepts considering how much interest there is today in this genre.

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Marion Pfeiffer editor.  5.0 out of 5 stars. October 10, 2014
Excellent read

I like this book. This book would appeal to many historians or theologians interested in Ireland and religious conflicts of the time with the added appeal of a humanitarian drama unfolding around the characters in the story. The culture and practices of the time are brought to life through the story which unfolds around the families, particularly through the reincarnation of the couple five centuries later. A gentle tale which takes the reader back to the things that are most important in life.

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Kim Ettlinger 5.0 out of 5 stars, October 21, 2014
The two protagonists Fey and Adam are deeply in love enduring many challenges in their relationship,

Definitely one of the most thought provoking books I have read. Set in the 12th and 17th Centuries, the two protagonists Fey and Adam are deeply in love enduring many challenges in their relationship. Their lives are hard and Church repression forces them to question their fundamental beliefs, which eventually ends in tragedy. The couple are then reincarnated in the 17th Century where key life events are karmically dependent on their previous life experience together.
The author’s research weaves into the story questions about life that are equally relevant today in a most profound way. This causes the reader to look deeper into the dynamics of relationships and questioning the very foundation of our belief systems.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in more than the usual lip service attention to the deeper mysteries of life and of oneself. The author has added even more depth to the story on a chapter by chapter basis in the book’s web site http://www.feyslamentation.com
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Reviewed by Anita Lock of:  USR logo

“Few people have the learning opportunity to understand the mechanism of life and how in the physical world, one creates realities and therefore could change them.”

Steeped within Irish history, Kismet tells the tales of two lovers whose destinies unfold during two different time periods and through their incarnation as different people. It is the mid-1200s and an era of religious persecution. Young Fey is taken under the care of her close friend and soon-to-be lover Adam and his parents after the Catholic Abbot has Fey’s mother killed for witchcraft. Although the young lover’s relationship vacillates when Adam, who receives Catholic religious training, learns that Fey follows in the footsteps of her mother’s pagan beliefs, their real test of love comes when the Abbot devises a sinister plot for Fey’s demise. Amid Fey and Adam’s story, another narrative, set five hundred years later, tells of Kevan and Áine—the reincarnated Fey and Adam—and their serendipitous educational pursuits amid British domination. Sarkin’s atypical historical romantic novel covers themes about the philosophical and religious meaning of life.

Sarkin’s unique 2-in-1 debut novel offers readers the experience to read about two lovers in a refreshing way. The stories not only alternate chapter-to-chapter from Fey and Adam in the 1200s and Kevan and Áine in the 1700s, they are also juxtaposed split narratives. Although the lovers’ experiences differ, there are recurring thematic philosophical and religious questions—much that appear verbatim—that address the concepts of reincarnation and karma. While each chapter is laced with various food-for-thought quotes, Sarkin has also created a website to enhance the literary journey by offering readers the opportunity to explore the deeper meanings of life through reflection on the horrors of human history and the spiritual implications of “a second chance” via rebirth. Closing with references and a suggested reading list, Kismet is the first in a trilogy that is a definite read for those who desire much more than a simple love story.

Awarded a RECOMMENDED status by the USR – granted to only 15% of submissions:

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14. COVER PICTURES PAINTED by JOY TRUSCOTT and ANDY GALLOWAY.

Covers

CONDOR’S EYE

a). Truscott’s cover painting showing:

  • Condor’s Eye standing at the Sacred Waterfall
  • Looking down across the River Valley Clan’s territory.
  • He is garbed in his bearskin robe
  • A condor soaring above symbolically

b). Condor’s Eye painting by Oliveira Elcklynger of Abadiãnia, Brazil.

L-Wind Anouar Col

A symbolic rendition of the interlinks between the two lifetimes:

  • Laughing Wind (Indian) and Anouar (Egyptian)
  • Condor’s Eye seated within a tepee overlaying a pyramid.
  • Condor’s Eye melding with a condor
  • Right Eye of Horus on the condor
  • Other Indian and Egyptian symbols

The meaning of these symbols become apparent as the story is read.

KISMET

Galloway’s cover painting inspired by an orphan yearning for the love of her departed mother:

       RECEIVING

 The gentle spirit of Love

 Descends from the sky

 In moments that we

 Are waiting for something

15. ORDERING INFORMATION

Printed by Trafford Publishing in Softcover, Hardcover and e-book:

16. REFERENCES & SUGGESTED READING

Condor’s Eye references

The Hopi Survival Kit by Thomas E Mails.
Penguin 1997 ISBN 01401 9545 9

Meditations with the Hopi by Robert Boissiere.
Published by Bear & Company, New Mexico 1986
ISBN 0-939-680-27-0

The Mayan Prophesies by Adrian G Gilbert & Maurice M Cottrell
Element Books Limited 1996. ISBN 1-85230-888-5

The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life Volumes I & II
Drunvalo Melchizedek 1990 ISBN 1-891824-17-1

The Door to the Great Journey by Daniel C Price 2005
ISBN 0-9664464-0-2

Mind Power by John Kehoe 1997
Zoetic Inc. Canada ISBN 0-9697551-4-7

Tantra: The Supreme Understanding by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) 1975
Tata Press Ltd, Bombay

Africa in my Bones by David M Cumes 2004
Spearhead publishers, Cape Town ISBN 0-86486-556-2

Home With God by Neale Donald Walsch 2006
Hodder Mobius publishers, UK. ISBN 0-340-92108-0

Kryon: The Twelve Layers of DNA – Lee Carroll 2010
Platinum Publishing House, Sedona, Az. ISBN 978-1-933465-05-0

A Seth Book: The Nature of Personal Reality – Jane Roberts 1974
Prentice Hall ISBN 0-13-610568-8

The Third Eye by T. Lobsang Rampa 1956
Secker & Warburg publishers

Many Mansions by Gina Cerminara 1950
William Sloane Associates publisher, NY

Tao Teh Ching by Lao Tsu. Translated by James Legge 2001
Aziom Press, Australia ISBN 978-186-476-1382

Chuang Tsu: Inner Chapters. ISBN 0-7045-01015
Translated by Gia-Fu Feng & Jane English
Wildwood House publishers, London 1974

Rumi: Bridge to the Soul translated by Coleman Barks 2007
HarperOne ISBN 978-0-06-133816

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Kismet references

Material in Chapter 16 THE BURREN was extracted from the two books by Ré Ó Loighléis (published by Móinín):

  1. Terror on The Burren ©1995
    ISBN 0-9532777-0-4

2.  Battle for the Burren ©2007
ISBN 978-9554079-1-8

The Book of Clare by Daniel McCarthy ©2003
Paintings by Tomás O’Maoldomhnaigh.
Cottage Publications, N. Ireland.  ISBN 1 90093533 3

Decoding the Celts by Claire Hamilton & Steve Eddy ©2008.
Metro Books, Ivy Press, Sussex U.K. ISBN 13: 978-1-4351-0338-2

A Book of Pagan Rituals.  Editor Herman Slater ©1978
Weiser Books, Boston MA. ISBN 0-87728-348-6

Exploring the Book of Kells by George Otto Simms ©1988
O’Brien Press, Dublin ISBN 0-86278-179-5

The Everything Paganism Book by Selene Silverwind © 2004
Adams Media, Avon MA. ISBN 1-59337-118-7

Conversations with God, Books 1-3 by Neale Donald Walsch.
Hodder Mobius, London.  ISBN 0-340-92108-0

Kryon, Books 1-13 by Lee Carroll. Example: Lifting the Veil, Book 11.
The Kryon Writing, Inc. Ca.  ISBN 1-888053-19-4

The Old Irish World by Alice Stopford Green. © 1912
Published by M.H. Gill & Son, Dublin

The Celtic Sharman by John Matthews © 1991
Rider,  London.  ISBN 0-7126-1417-6

Celtic Myth and Legend by Charles Squire © 2001
New Page Books, Career Press, NJ USA. ISBN 1-56414-534-4

Crones Book of Charms and Spells by Valerie Worth © 2002
Llewellyn Publications, St Pauls, MN.  ISBN 1-56718-811-7

What do Druids Believe by Philip Carr-Gomm © 2006.
Granta Books, London. ISBN 13:978-1-86207-864-2

Irish History by Séamas MacAnnaidh  © 1999
Parragon Books, Bath, UK. ISBN 1-40546-820-3

A Soul’s Journy by Peter Richelieu, © 1953
Turnstone Press Limited, UK  ISBN 0-85500-0651

The Pleiadian Agenda By Barbara Hand Clow © 1995
Bear & Co Publishing, New Mexico. ISBN 1-879181-30-4

The Book of Mirdad, by Mikhail Naimy © 1962
Watkins, London.  SBN 7224 0137 X

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield © 1994
Bantam, UK. ISBN 0-553-40902-6

Seth Books, especially The Nature of Personal Reality by Jane Roberts © 1974
Prentice Hall, NY. ISBN 0-13-610568-8

The Third Eye by Lobsang Rampa
Secker & Warburg, 1956 London

The Emerald Tablets of Thoth-the-Atlantean by Doreal © 1993
Alexandrian Library Press. ISBN 0-9665312-0-5

The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore by Alan Cohen © 1981
Alan Cohen Publications, NJ. ISBN 0-910367-30-2

Be Here Now by Dr Richard Alpert/Baba Ram Dass
© 1971 Lama Foundation.  Crown Publishing, NY

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle © 2005
Penguin Books, England. ISBN 13: 978-0-141-02759-3

The Illustrated Rumi by Dunn, Mascetti and Nicholson © 2000
Harper Collins NY. ISBN 978-0-06-062018-9

    BOOKS BASED ON EDGAR CAYCE READINGS:

Past Lives by John Van Aukun © 1984     ISBN 0-917483-01-04
Inner Vision Publishing Company, Va USA

Death Does Not Part Us by Elsie R. Sechrist © 1992
ARE Press, Virginia USA. ISBN 1-879181-30-4

Many Mansions by Gina Cerminara © 1950
Published by William Sloane Assoc, Inc. NY.
Printed by George J McCloed Ltd, Canada

Edgar Cayce, Man of Miracles by Joseph Millard © 1961
Neville Spearman, Compton Printing, London.

Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation by Noel Langley
©1967 Warner Books, NY.

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