Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D. Psychologist/Writer

The Unholy

Inside the Mind of the Author...

September 29, 2014

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When writing The Unholy, my mind entered a dark cave. There was the howling of the beast that came to be the antagonist of The Unholy, Archbishop William Anarch. He almost took over the story, possessed it. In many ways, he did. His ability to overwhelm, charm, captivate is so powerful it literally entranced (more…)

Metaphysics, Church, & The Unholy!

September 28, 2014

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Metaphysics, Church, & The Unholy...

I'm amazed by the offense some have felt by the Unholy, their shock over the narrative blending sincere spiritual seeking with ecclesiastical cruelty, the metaphysics of the sacred and sacrilegious! Marias' cultural criticism inspires me with the importance of critical thinking in matters pertaining to the sacred and profane.

"Javier Marías is one of Spain’s most celebrated novelists, a master of the form whose digressive, metaphysical books, sometimes disguised as thrillers, have made him a perpetual contender for the Nobel Prize in literature....Mr. Marías devotes his column to literature — rhapsodizing about Shakespeare or picking apart a Dashiell Hammett letter — but more often than not, he is on the attack. He has written that the Catholic Church is “cave-dwelling,” (more…)

Bookie Monster Review!

September 28, 2014

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The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III
Genres: Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense/Thriller
Pages: 203
Published by: Sunstone Press
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
Format: eBook
Buy the Book • Goodreads: five-stars

Synopsis:
A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set (more…)

Killer Plot Elements Needed to Write Thrillers and Dark Fantasy

September 26, 2014

Tags: Evil Archbishop, Dark fantasy, Urban fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy thriller, Spiritual thriller, Religious abuse, New Age Fiction, Mystical Powers, Medicine Woman, Hero’s Journey

Join me today at Horror Tree where I am talking about killer plot elements that create good psychological thrillers and dark fantasy.

These elements include scary, mean, dark, compelling, transformational potential, and hope but not too much hope for the future. If there is too much hope (more…)

Two Surprising Elements that Create A Compelling Character in Dark Fantasy

September 25, 2014

Tags: Evil Archbishop, Dark fantasy, Urban fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy thriller, Spiritual thriller, Religious abuse, New Age Fiction, Mystical Powers, Medicine Woman, Hero’s Journey

Over at the blog, So I Read This Book Today, I'm talking about the two surprising elements that create a dynamic compelling character in dark fantasy.

The stronger the character in terms of the capacity for both love and rage the more compelling they are and it (more…)

Dark Spiritual Powers!

September 24, 2014

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Dark Spiritual Powers....

"Father Gall had taught Archbishop Anarch about the dark side of spiritual powers, to be used only for the highest purposes, a foul magic ignited when hatred burned from the core of the soul. Then and only then would the sordid wizardry accomplish the nefarious deed required for the most godly (more…)

Unholy Trinity Interview!

September 23, 2014

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Excerpt

Father Gall had taught Archbishop Anarch about the dark side of spiritual powers, to be used only for the highest purposes, a foul magic ignited when hatred burned from the core of the soul. Then and only then would the sordid wizardry accomplish the nefarious deed required for the most godly purpose.

Archbishop (more…)

Moments of Natural Magic...

September 22, 2014

Tags: The Unholy, Paul DeBlassie III, psychological thriller, religious abuse, supernatural thriller, horror

Kinship with earth is always kinship with soul as that which is deepest within us resonates with life, nature, and the way of all things. There is a sense in all ancient healing traditions of being aligned with natural forces. We needn't force things. Tuning our psyches to what is natural tunes our attitude, our day, our life, to freedom and magic in every moment.

The magic of life turns bad when we don't listen, when we try to flee. Claire, in The Unholy, runs and runs only to discover one bad thing happening after another. If she can listen and learn that dissonance means that she needs to slow down and listen, then there is hope. Hope gives her a potential way out of what is bad, destructive.

There are ways out of the bad . It depends if we're willing to seen them by slowing down and attuning ourselves to nature. The natural self speaks. When it does there are ways out of what is thwarting, destructive, bad. We discover them in moments of natural magic.

"Our kinship with Earth must be maintained; otherwise, we will find ourselves trapped in the center of our own paved-over souls with no way out.”
― Terry Tempest Williams

#Peoplesclimatemarch #Peaceday #Ibelieveingoodthingscoming

Painting: Curando a la Madrecita Tierra (Healing Mother Earth) by Martha Ramirez Oropeza

Spiritual Powers & Healing...

September 21, 2014

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"Women of northern Aztlan had sufficient spiritual powers, strong personalities, and force of human spirit to effect healing." (The Unholy p.31)

Spiritual power emanates from a strong personality. Weak individuals in The Unholy live prey to denigrating forces. Religion swoops in and takes over the mind of those who can't or won't think for themselves. They become ill.

The medicine women of Aztlan know that the key to healing lies within. It comes from a person who is certain about who they are. They live by this truth. They are the medicine women of Aztlan and the healing force within each of us!

"That spiritual power I wear is much more beautiful and much greater. We call it wisdom, knowledge, power and gift, or love. There are these four parts to that spiritual power. So I wear those. When you wear that power it will beautify your mind and spirit. You become beautiful."
—Wallace Black Elk, Lakota


Photograph of elder Estrella Newman (Mexico) by Mark Boster of the LA Times.

Religion Screams for Release!

September 20, 2014

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"His skull pain pounding like a hammer in a steel drum, shooting sparks of reds and yellows and green through the midnight black canvas of his mind, made him feel like a fetus writhing in the womb of a dead woman." In The Unholy, Archbishop Anarch twists and squirms, torment and rage seeking release. He needs to decide!

A recent news article entitled WHY POPE FRANCIS PROTECTS PEDOPHILES comments, "Most of the priesthood’s sexual abuse of children and subsequent cover-up happened before Pope Francis began his reign. This case, where the allegation is that Francis made a decision that directly contradicts the “new” Church policy to report pedophile priests to secular criminal justice authorities, will be a public test of the Pope’s determination to clean up the mess he inherited."
Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/28/why-pope-francis-protecting-high-ranking-pedophile-156630

Conflict plagues corridors of the dark side of religion. What matters is the twisting and squirming, trying to find release. Everything has to get back to normal. Archbishop Anarch craves to return to the composure and peace of unquestioned power. The dark side of religion twists and squirms, screams for release!

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About The Unholy
New Age Fiction
A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past, is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, the Unholy is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision.

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