This dynamic Canadian prolific Author and Playwright, Charlotte Fielden is a mutli-award winner. Bragable is her Curriculum Vitae as; a founding member of both The Writers' Union of Canada and the Playwrights Guild of Canada, founding member and co-artistic director of the Melanie Theatre in Montreal, Quebec, actress and co-founder and producer of Fielden Productions Film Co. in Montreal, Quebec, written for stage, television, radio, and film, various anthologies and literary reviews and retired Psychotherapist. Born and current resident of Toronto, Ontario, Charlotte has lived in Paris, Montreal, and North Carolina.
“Saving Angel” is a magical turn of the century story that flows with the youthful ‘Angel Shiner’ as the intriguing main character along with Madame Blavatsky, the Irish poet WB Yeats, and scholar Denis Saurat. Angel’s obvious visionary and benevolent otherworldly nature, have her confined in a mental asylum. The three notable historical figures are brought together to convene with a board of psychiatrists in order to determine Angel’s fate.
Within this seemingly simple plot, we participate in an age old debate of spiritual psychology, religion, dogma and philosophy via the clinical and secular perspective of her Doctors. On a higher level, Angel’s abilities represent the Divine aspirations within all philosophical modalities.
As Matriarch Chair, Blavatsky demonstrates spiritual phenomena with calm and grace that some might consider miraculous without directly referencing her leanings toward Theosophy. Saving Angel is a wonderful flowing soul read. Angel’s transcendent vision, abilities and plight is our timeless story that lives within us all.
'The Wolves of Positano' is an intriguing mystery vacation novel transports you to Italy on the Amalfi Coast in the summer of 1966. A crime casts a lingering pall over the beautiful tourist area and the engaging characters and ensuing investigation become entangled in a mystifying web of intrigue and lies. The making of a film that parallels the main plot adds another dimension to the story and keeps you in suspense until the last frame. A sequel entitled ‘Earwigs’ is in the works.
‘Fragrance Of Thyme’, Poetry collection is a brilliant gathering of divinely inspired praise for the magic in life, prolific writer and playwright Charlotte Fielden ignites ones soul. One is drawn into participation of the natural world of insight, reverence and wonder. This collection playfully draws ones soul from normal simple mindful observer of gifted prose, to eloquently striking the power of higher sight from within. One is inspired to ponder the nature of our beingness within and beyond the world known. Watch for her latest; ‘Beads On A String’, target release late spring 2011.
A sampling of Charlotte’s other published works are; ‘Crying As She Ran’; first of the Weil Trilogy, ‘One Crowded Hour’ first prize in Women’s National Playwriting Competition, ‘Palantine Hill’, ‘Messages Like Memories’ sequel to Crying as she Ran, and ‘An Age Without A Name ‘ sequel to Messages Like Memories. In Progress is a musical; ‘Me & New Orleans/Storyville’.
Reviewed by; Jan Porter
“The Audible Life Stream,
The Ancient Secret Of Dying While Living”
By Author; Alistair Conwell, ISBN: 978-1-84694-329-4, www.O-Books.com
“Believed to be the most fundamental way that the God-power manifests itself to human consciousness, the Audible Life Stream is considered by mystics to be like a spiritual highway along which all souls will have to travel in order to reach the source of this power.....In a very real sense the Audible Life Stream is a cosmic symphony to which all things, seen and unseen, unknowingly dance. Underpinning all physical and spiritual levels of creation; this symphony is endlessly being performed at the very essence of our being, since we are a microcosm of the entire universe.” Alistair Conwell
India born and Australia raised, Psychologist Alistair Conwell has worked with meditation masters for over twenty years. With a global wealth of hands on techniques explored and practiced throughout Tibetan, Britain, Europe, Egypt, the Middle East, Turkey, Taiwan, Vietnam and India, and Himalayan mysticism experiences from Nepal. Skilfully and methodically, Alistair shares knowledge of the Audible Life Stream and the ancient art of dying.
An innovative and in depth analysis, his work inspires readers to explore the Audible Life Stream pathway or Primordial Sound Current. By accessing and or harnessing these tangible universal harmonics and sounds that are typically out of human normal hearing range, these higher states of consciousness are available within everyone and can be accessed via meditation and by simply turning conscious awareness and attention inwards. Ancient Masters such as Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, spoke of celestial harmonic streams, indicated pathways to information and higher states of being where one can consciously live abundantly and die in a sacred state of harmony and grace. Reference and excerpts from major religious texts, mysticism in hand with quantum physic principles are interwoven with ancient teachings.
Alistair demonstrates his expertise while contributing to the growing knowledge in the field of Cymantics where such topics as sound healing, music therapy and near-death are researched and explored. Ancient Masters have always referred to the accessing of these higher streams of consciousness where fear of death is transcended and life’s day to day functioning capabilities are expanded. Alistair surmises that Thanatophobia is a generalised fear of death is essentially the fear of losing oneself or one’s sense of ‘I-ness’. It is the art of surrender and alignment with a higher and divine power.
“Yea, I am one with all I see, With wind and wave, with pine and palm; Their very elements in me Are fused to make me what I am. Through me their common life-stream flows, And when I yield this human breath, In leaf and blossom, bud and rose, Live on I will…There is no death.” Robert Service (Canadian Poet)
Opposing popular new age beliefs where everything is a result of thoughts and intentions manifested, Alistair proposes an expanded notion that we are not totally capable of free will. “Only a will that is totally karma-less can be considered to be truly a free will, because such a will can have no previous causes limiting the ‘free’ choices available to it at any given moment.”
‘Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.’ Saul Alinsky
It is human nature to grow and inevitably leading us to spiritual and philosophical concepts questioning life and searching for new answers bringing inner growth, an ever expanding awareness of wisdom of how the cosmos work and communion with the all that is. Seasoned spiritual seekers come to know that the human soul and spirit is not just eternal it is an individuated extension of God, The Creator, Infinite Intelligence as a an animated and vital life force, chi or Universal Energy that exists everywhere and within everything. This life force has various frequencies and energy thus sound that functions like a magnet. Therein lays a deeper understanding of the Laws of Attraction in combination with the Natural and Spiritual Laws of the Universe.
“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” Joseph Campbell
Sacred sounds and the Audible Life Stream as discussed in Alistair’s work add to the blending of spirituality and scientific knowledge base offering a pathway for spiritual growth. Integrating out-of-body experiences, the big bang theory and black holes as spiritual applications for alleviating modern lifestyle crisis such as disease and other prolific stressors Alistair contributes to the re-defining of technology and well being. This knowledge and research toward possibilities in any field is simply mind boggling.
More information on Alistair’s work can be found at: www.o-books.com, www.amazon.com, www.myspace.com/audiblelifestreambook, www.youtube.com, MP3 Download: A candid conversation with Alistair: http://download.liveindexer.com/podcasts/HealthyLifeOD