"Sacred Vow", by; C.G. Walters
Publisher: Dragon’s Beard Publishing, LLC
ISBN-13: 978-0-9774271-4-7, ISBN-10: 0-9774271-4-5
Genre: fiction/visionary and Metaphysical
“Oh I am curling up with this one again!”
“Many Loves, Many Lives all taking place right now….” Sacred Vow novel author; C.G. Walters wrote on the inside cover of my copy. The inscription began the first of many thought provoking insights into the nature of relationships, reality, higher consciousness and the Natural Laws that govern such phenomena as Parallel Realities. A work of fiction and fantasy one might say, while others would insist that it is reality. Obviously knowledgeable about metaphysical principles, Walters broadens the reader's thoughts about the nature of things, leaving us pondering "what if?"
Adventure ensues immediately as apprentice Katrina of the Circle of Nine; a Mystical Sisterhood searches through parallel realities forher Spirit Mate to mend a rift in the Collective Consciousness. A parallel or alternate reality is considered to be a self-contained separate reality that coexists with one's own.
Smoothly and skilfully, one is taken on a wondrous journey that is reminiscent Richard Bach’s novel One. Bits of Shamanic or Metaphysical mechanics are woven into the journey of Ian and Katrina’s while they search for solutions and explore a transcendent love. It has been said that inanimate objects carry the energetic imprint of the maker, owners and all that touch the object. Thus it is with all novice metaphysicians, in the beginning, Ian uses an object as a focal and access point to journey. Later Ian grows in his ability to access Katrina of his own will and skill.
As with ‘Anam Cara’; the ancient Celtic Ritual or Vow of binding ‘soul friends’ Sacred Vow explores the meaning of soul partnerships. Similar to but not limited to marriage as we know it, true love is intended to survive a lifetime and beyond. Love partnerships and relationships are without a doubt, focal points in our lives, whereby we all long for that one soul mate, that one person who is compatible in all ways to the point of functioning together as one whole. As in Anam Cara, the story serves to solidify the physical with the spiritual that continues beyond space, time, distance, alternate realities and form.
The back cover states; “The most significant event of your life calls to you, barely beyond your perception… both imminent and impossible.” It stirs the soul and mind of even the most sceptical of rational thinkers. This is the intrigue of quantum physics and Shamanism, where it is possible to enter supernatural realms at will. The reader cannot help but contemplate what Einstein and many others explored and reported about the true nature of time, space and matter.
The back cover also quotes Shakepeare’s Hamlet in reference to the age old maxium that love transcends all; “The time is out of joint; O cursed spite. That ever I was born to make it right! Nay, come, let’s go together.” It has been said in one way or another that the highest of all natural Laws, no matter your religious, philosophical or scientific leanings, is that of Love.
Many spiritual traditions speak and report the evolution of the soul and relationships through many and varied experiences, bringing maturity that comes from varied roles and experiences. As such, their other lives or existences and relationship experiences are explored, where the reader can relate to and speaks to the soul longing in all of us for that mature idyllic love that ultimately brings us that state of ‘oneness’ with each other as well as within the concept of God or Collective Consiousness.
Walters states in his Biography; “Dream is fever to the conscious mind, inducing illusion. Illusion? Or, enlightenment? They are one, except by perspective.” In the novel’s Author’s Note, he responds to a friends query regarding the mechanics of the ability to explore aternate realities by stating “Until I saw this information in the story, I can’t say that I had any such ideas. But now, yes, I think this is a truth.” Walters references the Circle of Nine in his biography as his ‘muses’ giving one the notion that the man behind the journey is providing obvious personal insights. Other worldly views on the nature of the cosmos can only come from one who has personally explored the nature of love and spirituality first hand.
In the ancient art of storytelling, the reader’s thoughts and emotions are intended to be provoked long after the book has been read. Within the tale, teachings for the human condition are gently provided as is a path shown for spiritual growth. Each path is inidividual and unique within the Collective simultaneously, as Sacred Vow demonstrates smoothly. This book is in the company of other notable classics as C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, Gulliver’s Travels and Capra’s It's A Wonderful Life.
Sacred Vow is a good read filled with insights from the writer and his muses. I want to OM now and try it out myself!Good job Mr. Walters, I hope there will be sequels coming soon.
The Publisher; Dragons Beard Publishing of North Carolina, presented Sacred Vow in 2006 in cooperation with Green Press Initiative and is gaining solid momentum in sales as well as an independent following via the world wide web.… a ‘shining star’.
www.cgwalters.com, www.dragonsbeard.com , sacredvow.dragonsbeard.com
Review by; Jan Porter
Jan Porter ~ Author www.inspiredsoulworks.com