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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.
The Metatron’s Army Saga rose out of the rubble pile my life turned into after a brain hemorrhage left me blind, paralyzed, and in a coma.
Specifically, it was a way of coping with what I saw and experienced during a Near Death Experience.
Even as I weaved a fictitious plot I pulled in elements from the NDE. One of those elements is alternative education.
What my character refers to as Energy School is based on what I call Spirit School. Gained in an alternate dimension associated with sleep, the information presented is supplemental to that obtained through traditional education.
In the decades since the surgery, I’ve been to Spirit School a number of times and while the environment can best be described in spiritual terms, the information presented is generally scientific in nature. It’s also pragmatic. I’ve been able to incorporate the lessons in my life in numerous meaningful ways. One of those ways is with my writing.
What is Time? In Ghost in the Mirror, fourth in the Psi Adventure Series, Paranormal Investigator Kerry Murphy attends a lecture on time. She learns that Time is a lens that is curved and that it is possible to move about to any point on that lens. This scene is transcribed from a 2012 Spirit School lesson. I modified the lesson as appropriate for the story but the foundational information was kept intact.
In the original lesson, I saw a guy I worked with, along with his family, through different points of time. Each part of the lens – due to its curvature – presented a different view because the curvature was time bending.
The Effects of Time. In 2016, as I was working on Advantage: Book One of Metatron’s Army, I attended a Spirit School lecture on The Effects of Time on Man. I was asked to repeat the lecture verbatim three times before I was allowed to sleep.
They** wanted to make sure I got the information.
As soon as I woke up I transcribed the lecture. It appears in Bishop Pair: Book Two of Metatron’s Army, word for word.
Spirit School is a separate place. It is not a dream. After completing the lesson, there is a reentry point through which I return to the dimension of sleep. When I wake up, I recall that I’ve been there, though sometimes I am unable to recall exactly what the lesson was. In those instances, I know – gut feel – that on some level of consciousness, I’ve retained the information.
** They are celestial beings I’ve described as angels, though I admit this could be me applying cultural language to something difficult to describe. They seem like angels.
For more information on Spirit School, and other aspects of the Near Death Experience, see After Here: The Celestial Plane and What Happens When We Die.
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