When an altercation outside of a performance venue nearly proves fatal, Brandon Chane begins to realize how far his life is spinning out of control. His efforts to channel his pain, frustration and thwarted loves into his music may not suffice to save him. Then he meets Saul, a crisis counselor with the soul of an ancient medicine man, and a far-reaching journey of healing - one that may teach him how to steer away from the very edge of the abyss - begins.
An Air of Pilgrimage
Now it was all deepening. We merged with a river born of magic, myth and the dreams of all those who’d gone before us. I turned to my right and saw some violets casting off glints of tiny light like flecks of stardust. All at once, everything in existence was being created in every moment.
“It’s the light that can’t be extinguished!” I shouted. “I understand now!”
It’s easy to say such things when you feel all of Creation communing with you; easy, too, to assume that the other people around you will understand your sense of euphoria. And yet in actual fact Tommy did shout “Yes!” from his place at the vanguard as if he knew exactly what I was talking about.
And just like that, our whole holy pilgrimage south flashed across my inner eyes: the distances, the pockets of heart warmth and of emptiness, the strangers met and the intimacy of the music that we’d ushered in to their stomping grounds. My imagination deified our trusty travelling van, transforming it into an ancient Egyptian Solar Boat that had borne us across the heavens of Vision so that we could spread our gospel of every human being’s Divinity.
1. What is your favorite television show?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. What is something you’ve lied about?
There have always been a few pop bands that I’ve secretly liked though I professed, aloud, to hate them.
3. Who is the last person you hugged?
I honestly can’t remember. We had a fairly big family get-together recently…
4. What is the story of your first kiss?
I was lying on the grass holding hands with a girl I really liked. We were both in second grade. I’d been invited to her house for a playdate. We looked over at her mom’s car, which had a bumper sticker that read: Virginia is for lovers. “You want to go to Virginia?” this girl asked me with a suggestive smile. That broke the ice.
5. Do you like kissing in public?
I wish I had the chance to do so more often. (He gazes out his window, wistfully)
AUTHOR Bio and Links
"Probably the most valuable thing that I learned throughout my spiritual journey in this life is the importance of trusting in one's self. Many of our cultural lessons encourage us to ignore or even fear our inner reality. And yet it is this realm that really does hold the answers to all of our questions, and can point the way towards the most fulfilling life experiences possible for us."
Mr. Mullins has lived in Maine, Connecticut, New Mexico, Oregon and Vermont.
Humanity's Way Forward (my website)
The Edge of the Known by Seth Mullins (my blog)
"What Casts the Shadow?" (The Edge of the Known) on Amazon
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