This page is a forum for book discussion directly with the author, Molly Brogan:
Remember Me, Chasing Twilight, A Blaze of Light, Without a Word and All About Living
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Writing About Essential Being
"energy that moves through the matrix of our being that we can FEEL." Interesting. What do you mean by "being?" I know this is a topic of discussion on your other blog, but I'd like to know what your idea of being is, and how it applies to your books.
The Essene’s think that being is consciousness, and consciousness is everything. Like that, I think being is that part of us that is connected to spirit, and as such, is all of us. Even those parts of us that feel separate from spirit, devoid of spirit, opposed to spirit, are those parts of us that eventually lead us back to spirit, and so, are of spirit. Like the notions of Lucifer being God’s favorite angel, or Judas the favorite apostle of Jesus, or Brahman – being is all pervasive.
That said, I do believe that there is an essential part of being that we can give to our attention. It is that part of us that is the witness to our life, the one that observes before we assign meaning or belief. I think that the more we can move through life posited in this essential part of our being, the more our lives will become what we can conceive is our highest potential. When I say highest potential I mean the best life that we can dream - and better, because spirit is leading the witness always.
I construct my poems from the position of the witness, although I will say, that in order to reach the reader I find that I must include not only observation but interpretation to bring feeling to the experience. I suppose this may be poetic license.
My play, Without a Word, is an examination of being from all aspects of character. It was written to be an exercise in consciousness raising while giving the audience a more holographic than linear experience.
My three novels, when looked at in succession, are one journey to this realm of essential being. On the way, like all humans, the characters make mistakes and self discoveries that create the stories. And they learn, in the end, that we write our own stories. We are the writers, and the readers and the stories and the Logos.
I encourage everyone who is interested in life and how to live it to the utmost, to participate in the discussions on my blog, Conversations With Chris Bernard, by clicking the link below. This blog is dedicated to the memory of my friend, Chris Bernard, and has received the prestigious Avatar Award, given to spiritual resources of exceptional quality and clarity. It is given to those writers, authors, musicians, etc. who have displayed excellence, clarity, and a non-compromising stance when assisting in humanity's spiritual awakening. The award is presented by Avatar Publications, and in association with "ALL THINGS THAT MATTER," a blog devoted to exploring issues that confront today's society. Thanks. Molly Brogan
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Through her company, Molly Brogan Enterprises, Molly collaborates with other artists on projects from news articles to book design. Molly herself is the author of five books, most recently, All About Living, a book of essays. The forthcoming Shadow Dancing, is the third of a trilogy of novels. Remember Me is the first book in the trilogy, and Chasing Twilight is the second. A Blaze of Light is a compilation of poems for the three novels of this trilogy. And Without a Word is an experimental play that illustrates the processes of man’s becoming.
Molly authors two blogs: Conversations With Chris Bernard, recipient of the prestigious Avatar Award; and Molly Brogan, Author, a blog that facilitates discussion of Molly’s books with her readers.
The Internet Forum group that Molly administers is the Blog Catalog group Dialogue Raises Consciousness.