In addition to time/inter-dimension travel, the primary themes in the Metatron’s Army series have to do with energy; particularly, electrical and magnetic.
Something I happen to be – ahem – rather familiar with.
In creating characters for the series, I drew on the celestial beings I became familiar with as a result of the NDE I had at age 10. Inspired by these fascinating and sometimes frightening energy beings, I considered the role they’d played in my life experiences and considered how to “humanize” them for readability.
Not to mention what roles they were best suited for in the series.
The Light Beings central to the story are not the same Light Beings I refer to in my book After Here: The Celestial Plane and What Happens When We Die. Those energy beings, while impactful, were not substantial.
They looked like the transporter beam in Star Treek IV: The Voyage Home.
The Watchers, unnerving energy beings with “dead eyes”, became the inspiration for The Iconoclast.
I write about having to decide whether “dead eyes” meant evil – it doesn’t. It just means vacant…nothingness. Not evil but unnerving nonetheless.
Interestingly, while watching the documentary Wake Up, I saw a physical rendition of the Watchers.
It was interesting listening to someone who had many of the same experiences I do, who sees the world – what he calls spiritual realities – in much the same way I – as a psychic – do.
In the documentary, Jonas visits Italian psychic Umberto DiGrazia, who sees an energy being, shows the image to him.
When I saw it, I jumped up and exclaimed, “That’s them! That’s the Watchers!”
Jonas is unnerved by the image (something I understand) though Umberto tells him not to worry about it and that the spirit entity is simply watching him.
There are other energy beings that play a role throughout the story, each drawn from my own experiences during and after the NDE. What I don’t include, however, are ghosts.
Though I do borrow from a ghostly experience.
While living in Fort Collins and again in Scottsdale, I witnessed ghosts opening an energetic portal and stepping through. This bright flash of light became the energetic doorways opened by the Light Beings.
In addition to the celestial beings that play a role, I also draw on my experiences with energy planes.
Humans interact with multiple levels of consciousness, though those documented fall short of the vast number of them.
In the story, I refer to an “illusionary plane” which is basically a level of suspended consciousness where higher levels of learning can take place.
It is necessary to get the beta level out of the way in order to tap deeper potentials available at alpha, delta, theta, etc.
To call these planes dreams falls short of their reality, something I work to call out in the story.
These planes of existence are particularly difficult to explain to people because they tend to fall back on their own dogmatic beliefs when envisioning them, or worse, whatever they’ve seen in a Hollywood movie.
Which may exemplify one individual’s experience but would not be a one-size fits all this is what happens illustration.
I have changed characters and consciousness level descriptions to fit the story. I also left out anything I experienced that is not relevant to my story.