The ‘Maiden’?precocious and obviously neglected?provides the storyteller’s voice. Thwarted in her attempts to gain care and affection, her abuse is reported with momentous consequences.
When Llyn?the ‘Mother’?is told by two different Oncology experts “We have nothing more to offer,” she retreats to a childhood belief: High, Mountains are mystical, magical and healing.
In the background a fanatical ‘Crone’ cruelly and sadistically cajoles from an unassailable position.
On the journey to the summit of the highest mountain in North America?Alaska’s mighty Mt Denali?extraordinary triumphs, dreadful disasters and intense meditations on mortality are revealed. Throughout the story, explanations are disclosed, which ache with a wisdom that can only be understood by those who have “been there” and earned the right.
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Numinous Mirrors is a short book of poetry reflecting ideas that cross the boundaries between nature and science; between comprehensible evidence and incomprehensible magic. When the traditional religious impressions of my youth were gradually replaced by the distinctive facts provided by university studies of history and science, I discovered…
While his world travels and interests reveal a kaleidoscope of themes, his curiosity recently led him to neuro-science and religion, particularly mysticism, which is touched upon in this novel and his recent non-fiction book Your FLEXXIBLE Brain published last year. Currently he lives in Southern California with his dog, an Ozzy Shepherd, named Mr. Dugan. He can be contacted at www.robertmiltonphd.com