The book, metaphysical and mysterious, surrounds five main characters in their mid-thirties. Leo and his twin sister Jade was abandoned by their mother weeks after they were born, so they never had a relationship with her. They were raised by their geology professor father, Dr. Gus, who always took Leo and Jade on his excursions because he had this crazy thought that certain geologic formations were wormholes to other planes of existence, however, nobody received his claims with any academic merit. Leo’s longtime partner, Eric, breaks up with him while the both were living in Atlanta, GA. Depressed, Leo decided to visit his twin sister and brother-in-law in Jacksonville, Fl. Little does Leo know that his decision to visit his twin would change his lives forever. While in Jacksonville, Leo meets a strange woman name Mystere (A play off of Mystery), who brings together Leo and five others who are destined to make up a secret coven protecting a sacred text forged in the heavens, called The Book of Transcendence. The coven learns that they must jeopardize their own life in order to protect the book from falling into the hands of “The Dark Ones”. A decision that they don’t know if they are ready to take on. The coven will have to realize that battling and dealing with their own internal demons is the first step before they can even consider protecting the book.
Portion of Chapter 12:
That night, after leaving Mystére’s house with Jade and Paxton, they were driving toward Leo’s hotel. Strangely, they didn’t really talk about what happened that day… they didn’t talk about anything actually. They just sat in silence. Leo stared out of the window and watched the lights of the city go by. The radio station started getting a little static, and Jade reached forward to change to another preset station. Crystal by Stevie Nicks was playing. Leo leaned back in his seat, in the pitch black car, and closed his eyes taking in the lyrics. Words of the song hit Leo hard, given all they had experienced. He began to weep, thinking of his mother, how much she sacrificed for Jade and himself, and how dearly and deeply she was missed. His entire life felt like a lie. Thinking they were abandoned, but learning the exact opposite was true. He felt hurt, sad, all at the same time. Entirely too many emotions to sort, Leo suddenly had a profound feeling of calmness and love, blanketing his being with a rush of peace, love, incense and flowers. It was as if the pain from the past was being pulled from his body, mind and spirit. This was the first time in his life he felt whole, complete and at total peace and unity. Instead of feeling disconnected, these negative emotions were replaced with a sense of oneness, belonging, and loving unconditionally. Not even the purest ecstasy could compete with these intense waves flowing through him. His mother was alive, and loved Jade and him with all of her being. How she must have suffered with her sacrifice. And to think, he blamed her, without knowing the real truth for his dysfunctional life. If he learned anything that day, it was not to speculate, nor pass judgment upon another.
Kurt D. Stradtman, author of “Am I The Person My Mother Warned Me About?” and “Transcendence” is a certified Law of Attraction Advanced Practitioner and becoming a board certified Holistic Life Coach. Stradtman’s considered a psychic medium by some, which is not far from the truth. Embracing his ability to deliver messages from departed loved ones and deliver detailed psychic readings for clients, might make Stradtman a legit Psychic Medium. However you want to label it, Stradtman’s number one mission in life is to help others find and maintain their inner peace and unblock their spiritual and emotional pathways.
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