One Great Adventure
By Rene DeFazio and Tamara Veitch DeFazio
What am I supposed to be learning here? I feel something… but what is it? I wondered. My first trip to Ireland found me sitting in a dolmen, aware that there was a depth and energy attached to them that was palpable but beyond my understanding. The Dolmens have been called a portal to higher consciousness from an age long since passed.
I was in Ireland alone. I had set out three months earlier with two mates but both had packed it in and headed home. I hadn’t planned a set itinerary, but I had heard the compelling call of Eire and wanted to understand why.
What am I supposed to be learning here? My mind echoed. The burning question implanted on that journey continued to be fueled for fifteen years while I traveled around the world from ancient megalithic site to site, feeling their strange energy and wondering about who created these extraordinary monuments and why. Upon reading Graham Hancock’s book Fingerprints of the Gods, I finally found some answers.
According to Hancock’s alternative view of history, the lessons I had been taught in school were woefully incorrect. He asserts that advanced human civilization is far older than we have been led to believe and there are recorded legends, scientific and archaeological evidence all over the globe to substantiate it. What if our history cycles through Golden Ages of enlightenment, to Dark Ages and out again? In our research we learned that 31 Ancient Civilizations had knowledge of it, and felt it worthy of recording in their art and writing. This hypothesis was the impetus for One Great Year.
One Great Year is based on the idea that human kind has undergone cycles of spiritual and technological advancement and that the information has been lost. Marcus and Theron reincarnate into the ancient civilizations of Tiahuanaco Bolivia, Genghis Khan’s Mongolia, Plato’s Ancient Greece and the Mystery Schools of Egypt. Marcus has past life memory and Theron does not and he pursues her through the ages, climaxing in present day. Our hero is often distracted and confounded on his own life path and ever tortured by their separation and the antics of his nemesis Helghul.
One Great Year makes one ponder the age old question: what are we supposed to be learning here? Though it is first and foremost a vehicle of escape and entertainment, we seek to transcend fiction by incorporating ideas and storylines that make you think. Much like The Da Vinci code, we use characters from our real world history and shine a new light on their existence.
One Great Year will stick with you and have you wondering about history as you thought you knew it and seeking to answer for yourself; what am I supposed to be learning here?
Book Lovers Life Guest Post (http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie – March 2015)