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Revelations from the Source
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About The Book
An initiatic novel based on ancient teachings and astrological wisdom from bestselling author Barbara Hand Clow
• Offers an in-depth experience of alchemical transmutation to cleanse old parts of the psyche and clear space for the shift to 5D through 9D consciousness
• Reveals the astrological factors at play behind the multitude of crises hitting the world stage in 2018, 2019, and 2020, including the Covid-19 pandemic
• Continues the story from Revelations of the Ruby Crystal and Revelations of the Aquarian Age
With the Age of Aquarius dawning, six friends connected by ancient wisdom, spiritual revelation, past lives, and sexual alchemy discover the connections between seemingly disconnected events--environmental collapse, schisms in the Catholic Church, the refugee crisis, political breakdown in the United States, the shift out of the age of oil to the high-tech economy, and the Covid-19 pandemic. The characters, as well as readers, experience moving out of fear-based consciousness to the higher dimensions.
The story begins in Florence, Italy, at an art soirée in honor of Armando Pierleoni’s visionary painting of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. In addition to the six friends--Armando, his photographer wife Jennifer, New York Times journalist Simon, his mystical wife Sarah, Jungian analyst Lorenzo, and exotically beautiful and astrologically insightful Claudia--the dinner party also includes Alessandro de Medici, later revealed to be a master alchemist, and the Jesuit priest Father Giorgio Faccini, the Vatican archivist and a covert agent for the Church’s secret agenda.
As the Aquarian vibrations intensify, Claudia sees the astrological factors at play behind the multitude of crises hitting the world stage, and then Covid-19 hits Italy. In the rapidly escalating tension, the deepest fears and greatest joys of the characters’ lives are revealed. Armando has a spiritual breakthrough and high initiation with Lorenzo in his tower, and the friends discover alchemical keys and the perennial wisdom--long suppressed by the Church--that will help humanity transcend.
A few days later a waiter led Sarah and Simon to a very private nook in Il Vero Alfredo. Father Faccini stood up to greet them, telling them to call him Giorgio. As he pressed Sarah’s hand warmly, she glanced at his eyes, murky blue and green like algae. His manners were impeccable and his thin body swayed like a willow tree. His mellifluous voice resonated in her chest as he told her what he thought about her recent novel, Queen Bee and the Olive Branch. “It challenged me, but I welcome new ideas, especially from a serious scholar.” She was wary yet pleased, however she was getting strong psychic signals. Maybe that book about Pope Francis as a dictator is making me leery?
After enjoying wine and a large platter of olives, cheese, antipasto, salami, and thin-sliced bread, Giorgio led the charge. “Sarah, I’d like to discuss your novel, if you can excuse me for not describing things exactly as you have? From recently discovered lost documents, many people believe James, the brother of Jesus, was unfairly written out of history.”
She was attentive and Father Faccini continued. “When Christianity was formulated in the first through the fourth centuries, some Judaic elements were stripped out, but the Old Testament was retained. Jesus’ Jewish heritage was played down as the Gentiles flocked to the inspiring teacher, Paul. His story of Jesus dominated after the Temple was destroyed in AD 70. Jews were persecuted, yet Jesus, Paul, John the Baptist, and James came from Judaism. In your novel, Jesus and the early Jerusalem church led by James is more true to Jesus than Paul’s version is.” Pausing to see if he was explaining things adequately, Sarah nodded while Simon listened. Then Faccini surprised both of them.
“Assuming my summation is adequate, a major revision of early Christianity is happening. But there are many other things in your novel I do not support, such as Mary Magdalene being his wife as well as a major disciple. You think Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s wife could transform Christianity, but that won’t happen! The faithful will cling to the old story to avoid Hell. That is how it is! For most Christians, stories about Jesus concocted by modern scholars are fake news, silly conspiracy theories that confuse their minds and threaten their beliefs. Worse, you’re asking them to think.”
“Well, Giorgio,” Simon broke in. “Thanks for being so truthful about what you think about Sarah’s novel. If I’m hearing you correctly, you can see that the early Christian sources discovered in the last hundred years are more accurate, but people will resist these new ideas because they are so attached to the old story and they are lazy. You may be right; Sarah probably thinks so. Regardless, Pisces, the age of organized religions, is ending and a new paradigm is emerging. After two thousand years, change is afoot; I bet you’re worried about that?”
“Not a bit, Simon! But, you shock me! Surely a reporter of your stature doesn’t take the Age of Aquarius seriously, that silly stuff in the 1960’s musical, Hair? How can you remain in your profession if you do?”
“I take the world age model very seriously as do many other credible people. You would too if you observed current events that way. Without it, what’s happening globally doesn’t make any sense! But, you won’t because it is easier to believe things are falling apart; the apocalypse is coming, isn’t it? The apocalypse incites fear in the minds of childish Christians, doesn’t it, father? But, the collective mind is agitated as it was two thousand years ago; that you can’t deny!” Well that was rude, Simon said to himself as he pushed his chair back from the table, reached for wine, and fixed his reporter’s eye on Giorgio. What’s his game? Why is he here with us? As a worthy adversary, Simon sat up straighter, and before Sarah could say anything, he charged on.
“Father. You said you wanted to meet with us to discuss whether the tomb of the Jesus family might inspire dialogue between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Yet, you believe the Christian paradigm will not change because it coddles people, makes them feel safe with their faith. If you are right, there is no hope for reconciliation. But, what if Christianity did promulgate a more accurate story of Jesus after distorting it so egregiously for 2000 years? As far as I am concerned, since your Church is the main source of the early Christian fairy stories, without taking the lead on a more accurate portrayal of Jesus, it will shrink down to a minor religion. It already is.”
Sarah placed her hand on her heart because she hated rancor. Her voice emerged haltingly. “Giorgio, could we, for the sake of discussion, try to imagine how Judaism and Islam might respond if Christianity embraced the emerging new story of Jesus? After all, that is why you said you want to talk to us.”
Sarah had turned the tables on Faccini very adeptly just when the second course was served. Giorgio curled fettuccini on his fork, slid it into his mouth with delight, and then buttered warm bread as he said slyly, “Well, of course, absolutely, my dear. But, since you are so delightfully knowledgeable about the new story, the new paradigm as you say, can you take the first stab?”
“Happily,” she replied. “The new story is not about the destruction of old ideas; it’s about the addition of new ideas, as the excellent theologian James Tabor says. There has to be space for new stories, new heroes. The collective mind connects us when we discover new stories. Things are going along faster than you think, Father Giorgio . . . If Christianity did value its Jewish roots, Jews might reconsider whether he was a messiah, not the Messiah. For Muslims, Jesus, or Issa, is one of their major prophets, a great teacher who spoke the true word of God. All three religions would see that the same great teacher inspires them! In mutual reverence, the discord could end.
“If this did occur, the central teaching of Jesus--love in all its forms--could flourish and spread. People might practice charity and love God, forgive their enemies, and take care of the suffering ones. We would have peace on Earth, the lion lying down with the lamb as Isaiah said. We have already come a long way. Going back to the beginning of the Age of Pisces, John the Baptist was beheaded, Jesus was crucified, and James was stoned to death. Thankfully, this violent and abusive age is ending, but addiction to the coming apocalypse has poisoned the collective mind. Waiting for the end, people stop caring for the Earth. We know we won’t survive unless we change. Survival is the strongest human instinct, so we will!”
. . . “Yes!” Simon expelled utterly impressed by Sarah’s boldness. “The truth is, if this story takes hold in Christianity, the Vatican will deflate. Power and riches, that’s what you can’t do without. So many millions have died for it, lust for power and money. I can’t believe it’s still worth it. I can’t believe it means anything to Francis, but lately I wonder.”
“Sarah and Simon, I think you are extremely unfair, but of course it’s what I think. I’ve enjoyed this discussion very much and would like to meet with you again. Can we be friends? The world is in terrible straits and although we disagree, we have many common interests. I care about reconciliation, but Catholicism will not revise the story of Jesus after 1600 years. The astrological ages are a silly fantasy that offers you hope for a better future, but false hopes don’t change the world. Can you both accept what I think? Can we meet again some day?”
They agreed to see him again, but Faccini made Sarah very nervous. Something about him set off peculiar psychic signals. Maybe it was because she distrusted priests, especially Jesuits. They projected their shadows on her as a woman who expressed her own ideas. Simon was impressed by her ability to defend her research and he wondered what made Giorgio tick. He loved how Sarah’s confidence was rising after getting good reviews on her novel. A friendship with Father Faccini was good for her, but he would not have encouraged this if he’d known why Faccini sought them out.
As for Father Giorgio Faccini, he was meeting his objectives. His assignment was to befriend Sarah Appel, a young lady with the dossier assigned to him in 2011 when she came to Rome for graduate study. She was a top student of Sister Hildegard Brennan, a famed Carmelite feminist scholar that he despised. Alessandro de Medici’s invitation had paid off. Ah, will the enemies of the mother Church ever be gone?
- Publisher: Bear & Company (October 12, 2021)
- Length: 352 pages
- ISBN13: 9781591434313
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Raves and Reviews
“Revelations from the Source, and the entire trilogy by Barbara Hand Clow, has rekindled my love of reading fiction! By weaving together astrology, history, symbolism, spirituality, and the occult with deeply compelling characters and storylines, the perfect storm is created to keep the reader riveted. I admire Barbara’s use of masterful storytelling to help us deepen into subjects that can otherwise be difficult to grasp. Truly brilliant!”
– AMANDA “PUA” WALSH, founder and CEO of Astrology Hub
“A fascinating story. To shift us more fully into the Aquarian Age, Barbara Hand Clow weaves her multidimensional, astrological, and star-consciousness wisdom into a modern allegory filled with intrigue, interesting characters and concepts, and the irresistible lushness of Italian culture, history, and art. As part of humanity learning to free ourselves from the suffering we created in the Piscean Age, we are given glimpses of the heart-based, higher frequency world we are here once again to birth.”
– Judith Corvin-Blackburn, LCSW, DMin, author of Activating Your 5D Frequency
“Barbara Hand Clow began adapting her lifetime of research in the fields of astrology, science, religion, and multidimensional reality into fiction a few years ago when she wrote the first volume of her Revelations trilogy. This third and final book, Revelations from the Source, brings all of her work together in a breathtaking way. The characters embody the archetypes of humanity interfacing with the world’s current events through a sensual, multisensory, and multidimensional lens on a backdrop of Tuscany and Rome. This final story is profound in its implications while taking the reader on a page-turning ride the entire time.”
– Regina Meredith, host of Open Minds on Gaia
“In each of her excellent books Barbara skillfully blends archaeology, authentic spiritual awareness, rich astrological insights, and remarkable prophetic vision. And as a writer of fiction she spices her exciting stories with wit, steamy romance, and a penetrating critique of contemporary global politics. With a big heart she packs a powerful punch with a vitally important message for our times.”
– Martin Gray, author of Sacred Earth
“As an artist, I identified with Armando immediately when I first encountered him in Revelations of the Ruby Crystal, and I have enjoyed his stunning personal and artistic growth in Revelations from the Source. There is no art without contemplation. It involves creating space to examine and get in touch with our true center. The artist must survey his or her surroundings, both personal and creative, and then perhaps be strong enough to reframe his or her intended goal in the original concept, even to reconsider the ephemeral illusion of time and space. This book is a must-read for those exploring the inner journey of the artist.”
– Allen Blagden, author of Marking the Moment
“Barbara Hand Clow has surpassed herself with her new novel, Revelations from the Source. With stunning originality, she transmits her visionary brilliance into characters who are simultaneously larger than life and endearingly human. Barbara Hand Clow offers a hope-filled view of global transformation as we move into the Age of Aquarius. Thank you!”
– Tannis Hugill, registered drama therapist, board certified dance-movement therapist, spiritual direc
“At the end of each Great Age, as the old world falls into extreme degradation, Vishnu, divinity of preservation, incarnates to overcome corruption and restore balance. All of Barbara Hand Clow’s books resonate with Vishnu’s purpose, and Revelations from the Source is her crowning achievement. It courageously fulfills Vishnu’s twofold task: to clearly reveal corruption and lead an evolutionary way forward toward full multidimensional human potential. Thank you, Barbara; the Force is with you!”
– Frederick Hamilton Baker, author of Alchemical Tantric Astrology and coauthor of Conscious Conceptio
“Barbara Hand Clow has masterfully woven research and expansive insights into Revelations from the Source with engaging results. Key to the unfolding of this novel is the alchemizing effect of transmuting fear to love, which I found truly inspiring and uplifting. This book comes at the perfect time to assist many in making the shift to a higher vibration, to love.”
– Erina Carey Cowan, coauthor of Dowsing Beyond Duality
"Revelations from the Source has offered me a new sense of freedom in facing the torment of the Piscean Age, opening more widely the door to the Age of Aquarius. I greatly appreciate this new sense of freedom gained from journeying in the trance inducing ways offered in this book, and can highly recommend it to others who are on this same journey into the Age of Aquarius."
– Nicholas Brink, author of The Power of Ecstatic Trance
"I have eagerly been anticipating this latest release after having grown quite fond of the tight-knit community of characters in this series. All my hopes and expectations were exceeded in this dynamic final book, which expertly weaves together multi-dimensional layers of information, inspiring revelations, and reconsideration of how things truly are in the world. I highly recommend not only this book, but this entire series, for those looking for a fascinating read that delves into many dimensions, facets of history, and opens a doorway to a future unlike what we’ve known thus far. The writing is engaging, and the characters will soon feel like an extended friend group (I certainly wish I could call on them for advice!). More and more, those awakening to the shifts will be looking for answers, and while it’s fictional, this book is sure to be the key that unlocks readers’ perception."
– Alanna Kali, Musing Mystical
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