Sacred Illusion of Fire

In the final chapter of Light Fields, Claire and James discover that their Research Center is on fire. This could be misunderstood. The fire isn’t real. It is an image of the sun, which has appeared within the Research Center in order to speak with Claire and James. Claire understands this, and enters into a short, brief trance with the sun, before it disappears in it’s emanation and leaves Ondolor. I was influenced by the visions of Hildegarde von Bingen, not as a direct source, but something I have felt listening to The Origin of Fire, which is available on Spotify. I have left an openness within Light Fields for interpretation of multiple meanings, but I thought I would include this description, in case it is understood as destruction. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is the flame of reason, of enlightment, of understanding. It’s my favorite part of the book, and even at risk of spoiling the end, I thought on this one specific subject I should be clear about my intention. I really hope you enjoy Light Fields. I’m beginning a new novel, that will be very different from this one, but I will never leave Ondolor. It’s my Middle Earth, and it’s possible that the new work will tie back into it. I’m starting the new novel next week. It’s going to require quite a bit of research, and I can’t wait to bring new journeys and explorations back the to the Reluctant Blogger to share. Hope everyone has a good weekend, and I”ll write more soon. 🙂

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