SEASON OF THE SERPENT: BOOK ONE
The Garden of Eden story is retold in this smart and satirical, contemporary fantasy. The Wizard of Oz meets The Matrix. A historical, metaphysical thriller where Synchronicity provides the clues.
The year is 1982. Paul Venturi is just an average, socially awkward college freshman hiding his extra-terrestrial genesis in the closet, hoping to start a brand new life on campus. Unfortunately, his reemerging telepathy and the shadow of covert government surveillance make fitting in a daunting task. But when an enigmatic Serpent in the guise of a college stoner pressures him to smoke the forbidden weed, Paul is thrust into a mind-bending world of government coverups, Gnostic revelations, and dark conspiracies.
Catapulted over the rainbow, Paul lands in the Astral realm of Yin’Dru where competing factions of immortals are locked in a bitter, cosmic stalemate waging a secret Cold War over the destiny of the human race. A reluctant Paul is cast in the starring role of Adam – a higher sentient human groomed to become their celebrity-messiah. However a sinister faction sees him as the perfect pawn to steer the United States and Soviet Union toward a nuclear Apocalypse. (Book One of Two)
SEASON OF THE SERPENT: BOOK TWO
The Season of the Serpent draws to a close in this imaginative and controversial spin on the Garden of Eden tale … a metaphysical adventure set against the backdrop of the Cold War.
In the fall of 1983, the super powers are thrust into an international crisis when the Soviet Union shoots down a Korean airliner, and the United States invades the tiny island of Grenada – events manipulated by multi-dimensional forces.
On the Astral plane, as a rift forms in the cosmic fabric, hostilities escalate between rival factions of immortals. An unwitting college sophomore is tempted with the forbidden Knowledge of Good and Evil, triggering a countdown to nuclear war. Now a prisoner of war in the Realm of Yang’Ash, Paul Venturi must discover the mystery of his genesis to prevent an Apocalypse and save the future of humanity
From the angelic autocracy of Mount Tzion to the demonic netherworld of Pandemonia, the action and revelations fly to a surprising finale. New enemies are made, unexpected alliances are revealed, and a Serpent seeks redemption. (Book Two of Two)
THE ORIGIN OF THE STORY
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” – Hamlet
Some are born with a purpose, a task they feel a burning need to accomplish. Others simply stumble into their destiny. This work has been my calling for a very long time. What began as a struggle to make sense of my college experience transformed into something infinitely greater. In the summer of 1997, I discovered “The Dark Side of the Rainbow,” the curious and altogether astounding Synchronicity-mashup of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and the film “The Wizard of Oz.” (Watch the video or read my interpretation) Suddenly, a vague idea for a fantasy novel soon developed into a metaphorical tale of spiritual awakening, exploring the nature of duality – culturally, politically, and spiritually.
Season of the Serpent incorporates real life Synchronicity with a unique blend of historical, esoteric, and exopolitical background, presenting a modern re-imagination of the Garden of Eden tale.
Part metaphysical contemporary fantasy, part social satire, part conspiracy-thriller, chances are it’s unlike any other book you’ve read. What’s really going on in the Universe? What’s the meaning of life? This inspired fantasy series attempts to capture the intergalactic, multidimensional drama unfolding behind the scenes in a simple, eloquent parable.
Perhaps the Universe is not quite as simple as we perceive, or as we’ve been taught. Perhaps you sense that there is something wrong with the world. Perhaps you find yourself asking, is any of this real? Then perhaps, like the narrator of the Prologue you feel a compelling urge to wake up. You are certainly not alone…