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A young curandera...an evil archbishop!
International Winner/New Age Fiction
Pinnacle Winner/Metaphysical Thriller
January 22, 2015
In The Unholy
, the people celebrate their land, Aztlan...mythopoeic homeland of New Mexicans eloquently written about in Enchantment Learning and Living
the blog Things That Make Me a New Mexican:
"It is the smell of pinto beans cooking on the stove and the necessity of homemade tortillas (are those store-bought discs really worthy of the name?). It is knowing the difference between "chile" and "chili"--the former in your blood, the latter, a sacrilege. It is is knowing that tequila and tamales are the best medicine, though you know your way around the herbs in your garden, a gift from the curandera magic running in your veins"
January 19, 2015
Synchronicity, miracles, the unseen world are perspectives we can open ourselves to and see into the mystery of life as taught by the medicine women in The Unholy
: "Since our (more…)
January 15, 2015
In The Unholy
, the characters often leapt off the page to tell me what to write next. They sometimes spoke during the course of a day and guided about the next scene. Dreams were often replete with them telling me of their dramatic course. Even Archbishop Anarch clearly made his dastardly character known, a cautionary tale.
"You must step into the fantasy yourself and compel the (more…)
January 12, 2015
Interview With Paul DeBlassie:
What is your favorite past time?
After writing, my mind is white hot, the pitch and fever of the literary process consuming, so I take time to play my guitar, do art, and hang with the most wonderful folks in my life—my wife, Kate, my children and their spouses, and will soon be teaching my granddaughter, Zoe (one more month till she’s borne) about all manner of things esoteric, mystic, and imaginative. After writing The Unholy, I drew comfort and replenishment from these vital and restorative relationships. Favorite experiences and relationships rejuvenate me from the energy output required in creative endeavors and inspire me to embrace life with all of its multitudinous nuances! Read More.. (more…)
January 10, 2015
Religion terrifying and damaging....
Religion both terrifying and damaging sums up the present state of world affairs. Personal freedom and self expression form a vital core of existence. A soulful struggle to be true to self and express that truth clearly is integral to who we are as human beings. French writers, Charlie Hebdo Publication, and sentient beings, we take time to pause, reflect, and deepen our commitment.
In The Unholy, Archbishop Anarch wields the might of religion. He, with legions of clerical minions, instills fear among innocent people. The taking of life is nothing more than the eradication of that which stands in his way.
Religion gone bad subjugates the masses. In The Unholy one soul must take a stand. A young woman discovers her destiny and must decide between cowardice or belief in self. To take a stand in today's world against religion gone bad is a call to brave past damaging religious atrocities and stand fast for human freedom and the right to expression of the self.
January 7, 2015
Luxury Reading Review:
The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie
Paul DeBlassie's novel, The Unholy, begins in an unknown past. A young, unnamed girl watches a horrific event. On a dark night in the wild mountains, amongst the horror that she witnesses, there is magic in the night to protect her. The novel shifts to (more…)
January 4, 2015
Full moon illuminates psychic energies. There's darkness that afflicts the soul. Soft moonlight brings it to the fore and there, as the medicine women of The Unholy teach, we can see what has been hidden and has been blocking our way. Watch your dreams during the full moon. Symbols and glowing images may speak of things that will help set you free and on a new course of action.
When you can see the new way, it may not surprise you. Frequently what we need is right before us. We can't see it though because of tension. Uptight attitudes, fear based thinking, blocks creative vision.
Dreams, visions in the night, happen to help us see what tension, fears, have blocked. Let go, be willing to let the dreams in. Whisper to your soul, before sleep. Tell her that you want to find your way. When she comes and speaks, it may be through words in dreams, dramatic images, all intense energies magnified when the moon is full.
January 2, 2015
Review by Melissa Snark:
The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie, III, is a psychological suspense thriller. The book opens with the powerful and disturbing imagery of a girl in peril. I found the third-person to be smooth and integral to even flow. The pacing and characterization were solid. The setting descriptions were beautiful and engrossing. I really liked Claire and enjoyed her struggle as she learns to accept her heritage. There are places where the dialogue felt a little stiff. And the whole good/evil thing in the Church feels like a theme that’s been overdone a bit in recent years, but then this isn’t my preferred genre. I’d definitely recommend it to fans of the genre.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
December 31, 2014
Wondrous is the message and inspiration of the unknowable, the mysteries of life lived out daily and deliberately in the spirit of the medicine women of The Unholy in the mythopoeic realm of Aztlan...have a wonderful last day of 2014 and sleep well tonight and listen to dreams that may well guide your way into a 2015 imbued with natural magic...peace...Paul DeBlassie III
"The world, even the smallest parts of it, is filled with things you don't know."
—Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Artwork: Artist's name is unknown.
December 28, 2014
"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us "universe", a part limited in time and space. [S/he] experiences [her/him]self, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
— Albert Einstein
Einstein's call for us to open ourselves to nature and its revelations sends me into the drama and thrill of The Unholy as the mind blowing realities of the deep unconscious mind reveals new terrain for spiritual beings in 2015, a continuing new millennium of consciousness and mystic exploration!