In the September issue of Whole Living we have a few great essays on how walking can be a good form of therapy, a way of getting out of your head, and of course how it can improve your health (One Step Beyond). But what if walking was also a way that world peace finally came about in the world?
This is one of the themes and motivations behind the novel "Pure Vision", which is a thrill ride in the vein of The Da Vinci Code but with a much larger vision for all of us. The alchemy is part historic fiction, part spiritual adventure, and a variety of interfaith metaphysics that metapmorphisize into a golden vision of world peace.
The married authors, Angelina Perri Birney & Larry Birney, spent eight years of research, and a lifetime of spiritual practice and peace activism creating the book. Their real-life travels through Libya, Nepal, India, the Catskills?... give the "world-wind" adventures in the story authenticity. And it's with that spirit that the women's march from upstate New York to Jerusalem unfolds as a real possibility. Within the context of the far-reaches of human consciousness achieved by gurus, scientists, and visionary characters in the book, the potential that women in every country can unite to demand the end to senseless slaughter seems pragmatic and attainable.
Although at almost 600 pages some trimming would be welcome, it is a page-turner nonetheless. Alongside fanciful (and real?) plot elements of mystical revelation, a clean-energy invention (trying to be controlled by the powers that be), dark WWII occultism, and cinematic shooting chase scenes, are the bigger ideas of religious acceptance, sustainable living, spiritual awakening, and the satisfaction of fulfilling our idealistic human nature, so needed in these times.
When you read it, let me know what you think.