The Epic of Arya: In Search of the Sacred Light
|The Epic of Arya: In Search of the Sacred Light|
Cover of the second edition
|Cover artist||Andreas Nilsson|
The Epic of Arya: In Search of the Sacred Light is a novel in the form of a mystical epic that explores themes of redemption, truth, divine love and spirituality.
Back Cover Text
The Epic of Arya is about man’s eternal quest for the divine. It depicts man’s perennial inner struggle between light and darkness, and teaches him to re-conquer his lost divinity by unveiling the “god within”, the Inner Light. Overcoming the “death of God” declared by Nietzsche, The Epic of Arya speaks about the redemption of the divine and its rebirth in man. To redeem God in men: that is Arya’s sacred mission.
Half-woman, half-goddess, Arya is torn between Love and Truth, between passion and duty. Confused, she wonders: should she accept her human plight, or fulfil her divine destiny? A fundamental question ever haunts her: is Love human or divine? In that fateful question lies the future of humanity, for in each man, the divine flame slumbers, waiting to be kindled by the Light of Awakening. Rising above her fears, and breaking her idols, Arya, awakened and liberated, preaches the Eternal Religion which is above men’s fleeting religions, narrow identities, and imperfect creeds, heralding a new, higher consciousness beyond the frontiers erected within man and between men.
An inner journey of self-discovery, this inspirational, allegorical novel is the spiritual bible: it heals, awakens, transforms. Arya’s epic conveys a universal message of unity, hope, and salvation in a world torn apart by the clash of civilisations and religions, offering a spiritual alternative to the two scourges plaguing mankind today: the scourge of religious fundamentalism-God idolatry-and the scourge of atheist materialism-God denial-for only a spiritual awakening can save man from his own blind folly.