- The Doors of Dawn by Joseph Machney is book two in The Legend of Zyrah Series. It is a fantasy tale that contains deeper meaning and resonances depending on the reader. Every person brings different experiences and in turn gains distinctive insights from reading.
The story opens with the youngsters in the village planning a special place. There is some underlying excitement about the participants and the families, but the play is much more than it seems to be on the surface. Brendan, the main character and actor, finds wisdom form a chance met stranger who explains to him about the harnessing the power of the chakras and the universality of the natural world. His guide also has the ability to shape shift. His guide isn’t the only one who can shape shift.
The adults in the story aren’t open to the mysticism that the children willingly accept, similar to the concept that the uncomplicated nature of children can see and hear things that adults ignore. To say much more does get into spoilers. Suffice to say there is a danger threatening the village, part of it is due to ignoring their surroundings and spiritual states, for the practical everyday elements.
Author Joseph Machney’s tale has the feel of a fable. It is easy for anyone to read, but like a fable, it lingers in the mind, bringing more awareness with time. There is also an organic flow and tranquility to the prose. People of all ages could benefit from reading The Doors of the Dawn. It would serve as an excellent vehicle for a book discussion group too.
With the annual summer festival play nearing, the children of the little village of Houtenwoud on the Pacific Island of Zyrah have been preparing day and night for their performance. But the play they are about to perform is being directed not only by Angus, but by a trinity of owls that are guided by the full moon and who have their own outer-worldly reasons for the performance.
As the play is shown and abruptly ended, the days after the play and the influence of the owls begins to have far reaching consequences which call upon the aid of a wizard from the wizard's palace. The young and old ones must now come together to understand the importance of their sacred union relationships in order to see through the outside forces and how they are able to influence an unsuspecting island through posing as false gods.
With the help of visions, dreams, spirit guides, cosmic consciousness, a krystal river, imps with soup, and some baking, Sara, Brendan, Treva and their friends must find a way to remove the invading Wycata with their books of prophecy before they make slaves of not only the entire village, but the island and the world as well.....
Rain poured down on the dark clothed man as he adjusted his hat a bit. A thick leather jacket now clothed him as the rain bounced off it and onto the ground, as well as Brendan who was lying there. He stepped closer to the young man in front of him. "I am what you could call your spirit guide, your higher self, or something similar." He put his arm around the confused person. "Young Brendan, you have awoken to a new life. The person that you were before is now lying on the ground, dead. You are no longer who you use to be. You walked through the door when you went with Sara into the forest, and now you must live your life as this new person." He walked Brendan away from the person who he use to be and down the lamp lit street as the rain came down harder. Brendan shivered in the cold rain.
Life is a spiritual journey, a dream, and I want to write about it through putting a fantasy and metaphysical twist on what I have to say. So through my experiences as a multi-dimensional energy healer I am hoping that I can provide wisdom and guidance for people who have awoken and are on the high road of spiritual ascension and evolution, because we are all a part of the one spirit that is in everything experiencing what it is life to be a human being.
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