The Children of the Gods

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In 1929 a retired newspaper editor vacationing in the archeological digs of an old Mayan ruin has a preternatural vision that tells him Earth was created as an experiment in altered consciousness by children of higher beings who then forgot their original awareness. Although the vision occurred over a six day period, the editor spends the next forty years of his life transcribing his original notes into two large journals mailed posthumously to his grandchild as a strange ...

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Overview

In 1929 a retired newspaper editor vacationing in the archeological digs of an old Mayan ruin has a preternatural vision that tells him Earth was created as an experiment in altered consciousness by children of higher beings who then forgot their original awareness. Although the vision occurred over a six day period, the editor spends the next forty years of his life transcribing his original notes into two large journals mailed posthumously to his grandchild as a strange inheritance.

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Editorial Reviews

New Age Retailer
There are hints of ancient, mythic wisdom...to remind us who we really are...This poetry speaks to a hidden corner of our minds.
San Diego Union-Tribune
Children of the Gods by A. B. Curtiss has won a San Diego Book Award in Poetry.
Times Advocate
...a man in Texas had his bookstore track {the author} down to get permission to engrave an except from the book on his wife's tombstone.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780932529572
  • Publisher: Oldcastle Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/15/2005
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

A. B. Curtiss is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in The NY Times, The Boston Globe, and USA Today. She has won a Benjamin Franklin Award and a San Diego Book Award. A. B. Curtiss conducts seminars on self-awareness, creative imagination, and Directed Thinking, the method she created as a psychotherapist to combat depression without drugs. She resides in Escondido, CA.
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Table of Contents

1 Prologue: The visit to Yaxchilan and the author's determination to record the events 2 Part I: An archeological tour to Guatemala and the strange encounter near the city of Copan 3 Part II: An ancient journal begins to rewrite itself in the author's mind 4 Prologue to Part III: A chaos of many and various voices interrupts the progress of the journal 5 Part III: Insistent voices seize the author's mind to relate their stories, hopes, disappointments, and advice 6 Prologue to Part IV: The voices fade and the journal continues 7 Part IV: The journal defines society and anticipates the end of the world 8 Part V: The end of the world 9 Epilogue: The author is disappointed in the vision at first, but in a moment of grace accepts his human condition
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