Thunderbolts and Lightning

Book titles are designed to attract your attention and tell you immediately what they are about.

One such book, published in the 1990’s was called ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.’

It was a best seller, but it had nothing to do with that idea at all. It was about gender relationships, based on the premise that men and women are fundamentally different.

But, it’s an interesting idea isn’t it, that we really might originate from some other planet in some other galaxy.

And if we did…why do we now live on Earth?

I can think of all sorts of reasons why this is the planet of choice of over 6 billion souls that have taken human form.

If you had to choose between any of the planets in the Solar System, Planet Earth would get your vote without a second thought.

Why? It is without a doubt the most beautiful planet in the known universe.

There is every possibility that there are many other inhabited planets out there and possibly a few which are equally as beautiful, but the dazzling beauty of Earth alone can’t be the only reason why we’re here.

I for one don’t believe that we are a random event on an isolated planet on the outer edge of the universe just waiting for something exciting to happen.

Something exciting is happening and it has been ever since human beings appeared on this planet. It may not seem like it when you think about it in terms of your day-to-day life, but there’s a good reason for that…all is not as it seems.

As many of us know instinctively, there is so much more to human beings than what we can see, but we all want to know more and we would like a few clearly defined answers, wouldn’t we?

We would love someone to tell us that our mundane lives are of vital importance in the grand scheme of things, that we chose to live on this planet because it is equally vital to the future of everyone in the universe and that we are making a difference.

And that is possibly so…but you will have to wait a little while to find out just what it is.

Think back to 2011. We were all waiting anxiously to see if the prophecies of the Mayan calendar would come to pass, whether we would live to see another day.

We didn’t want the universe turn on us for reasons which had never been revealed and neutralise us with thunderbolts and lightning or any other form of cosmic energy.

As it turned out, the information in the Mayan calendar was not a prophecy at all, but a prediction related to one of the major cycles of the universe. It was simply pinpointing a date when one 26,000 year cycle would end and another cycle would begin.

But, unbeknownst to most of us, there were other things going on. The Mayan calendar was referring to a grand alignment in the heavenly realms, one that had been coming for a long time and one that had been bringing changes of another kind altogether.

Whether we are aware of it or not, the universe has its periods of growth and transformation, it is not static and unchanging and never has been, but it is during these times that great changes often take place.

When those changes do happen, they can affect everything in one way or another. Mostly, they are so subtle that you never notice anything at all and then there are other times when we experience distinct changes of one form or another.

These are often periods of turbulence which are usually followed by periods of enlightenment.


The period known as the 1960’s on Planet Earth, was just such a time. After centuries of bloodshed, violence and warfare, many people knew instinctively that a change was coming. It triggered a response at a ground roots level at first, a clarion call that many people heard and responded to.

Commonly known as ‘the sixties,’ this was the beginning of the era known as the New Age…an era that had been prophesised centuries before but had never been clearly explained.

Its imminent arrival had been described by many of the prophets of days gone by in metaphorical and symbolic terms.

The New Age phenomenon was never obvious but its energy had been creeping along at a snail’s pace, its message carried along by a host of individuals over time.

It came to the attention of the younger generation in the 1960’s who expressed the philosophy which has since been characterized by two of the most powerful ideas ever to appear in this part of the cosmos; love and peace amongst all human beings.

Before the 1960’s had passed into history, those very same people were still spreading the word twenty years later,

The Age of Aquarius or the Age of Enlightenment as it is also known, had arrived.

A new spiritual energy had appeared on the Planet and was revealed in many different forms, including a growing interest in the beliefs of Eastern religions, meditation, metaphysics, transcendentalism, astral projection, holistic health and one other even more interesting development.


Channelling was not a new phenomenon; it has always been with us, but in the 1980’s it took its place in history. At one level it is considered to be the domain of mediums and mystics and those who consult with the spirit world, but there is so more to it than that.

Creative people use this option every day of their lives and so does almost everyone else. Some refer to it as inspiration or even divine inspiration, but it really is a part of our daily routine.

It happens when we are lost in thought or daydreaming, contemplating our navel, looking out the window or thinking about something that’s going on in our lives.

Anyone who has ever sat in front of a blank page or a blank canvas waiting for an inspired idea to pop into their head knows exactly what it is.

When it does happen…the floodgates open and you are off and running. In computer terms, you would probably refer to it as downloading, but whatever you want to call it, most of us do it all of the time…we just don’t realise what it is.


In the 1980’s, channelling opened the floodgates of the heavenly realms to reveal the existence of a host of ascended masters who were ready and waiting to share the message of the New Age.

Many of these enlightened beings spoke through a human channel and became famous for the knowledge, advice and the wisdom they shared as to the true nature of existence, why we exist, why we are here and even our potential as human beings.

One of those whose became justifiably famous during the 1980’s was Ramtha, an ascended being who had lived the life of a human being 35,000 years before.

He had once been a mighty warrior from the fabled civilisation of Atlantis, the general in charge of an army of hundreds of thousands of men which had ravaged the Earth during a time of geological upheaval.

After losing one major battle, he retreated to a life of meditation and ten years later, he ascended to the heavenly realms on a wave of golden light, vowing that he would return with a message for all mankind.


As usual, that very longwinded introduction is my way of introducing yet another chapter from one of my stories.

I have used this period in Earth’s history, the 1980’s, as the background for my fourth book, which now has a new title…The Curse of the Golden Phoenix.

Addric’s brother Dheago has been living in a fictitious village north of London with his girlfriend Elisabeth when he decided to make an unannounced visit. They had absolutely no idea what was going on behind the scenes in 1985, but in this story, they learn about it in a fun and interesting way.

Book four has a high powered emotional element. Addric discovers the secret of travelling back and forth through time. This becomes the reason for the primary problem in the story. Elisabeth is accidentally sucked into a portal and back in time.

She abandons her body and her life now hangs in the balance. She is in a coma and her spirit is wandering freely, but if they are to save her at all, they have no choice but to track her down.

In an effort to do so, Addric and Dheago are sucked into a time vortex and find themselves lost in a non-temporal zone, a place commonly referred to as the astral plains.

It is here that they encounter Maya, a woman who was once a Princess of Atlantis. Maya is one of many people whose task it is to care for lost souls in a place known as the Pearl Garden.

In this extract, she responds to an emergency from one of the newer patients in her care, one who, as it turns out, just happens to be Dheago’s girlfriend, Elisabeth.

Unfortunately, Elisabeth’s visit to the Pearl Garden is short lived and in an effort to track her down, Maya suggests they consult with higher powers. She proves to be a font of knowledge and on the way to visit the Elders; she updates Addric and Dheago on the secrets of Planet Earth.


This is just one of Addric and Dheago’s many adventures. My initial idea was that this story would take place deep inside the planet…and some of it does. However, a good story has to be engaging, it needs a reason for being and of course, it has to be interesting…which is where The Goddess of Good Fortune enters the picture.

She has been mentioned in three books so far and I can now say with a doubt that she does exist.

I have made her into a star in book number five…INSTANT KARMA…

The people of Planet Earth and discover a new hero in an most unusual situation.

If you like what you’ve read so far…come back and visit soon…there’s a lot more to come.

My next post will be for visitors who have been asking about blog writing. I’ll do my best to make it interesting, humorous and even share a few secrets on where my ideas come from. And it won’t cost a cent.

But before you wander off into cyberspace…take a look at this wonderful painting, Starseed Child by Jean-Luc Bozzoli.

Starseed Child

Starseed Child

And if you want to see more of Jean-Luc’s beautiful artwork… go to


About vgilvarry

My first love was art, a career I pursued for a long time until the well dried up. After that, I headed off in a very different direction when I discovered writing. I have always been a freewheeling agent when it comes to creativity and when I get an idea in my head which is usually three o’clock in the morning, I just peck away at it just to see what will happen. After a while, the magic kicks in and the story tells me where it wants to go.

3 Responses to “Thunderbolts and Lightning”

  1. Very good material, I like it! We named our first daughter Maya (yes, this spelling), primarily after the ancient race of the now-famous calendar. Your mention of Ramtha triggered some major reaction in ‘me’, though I’d read about him in the late 80’s a bit (a Shirley MacLaine book). Hmmmmm. . . . .
    You book sounds fun! I started a novel, in the same basic genre, around 15 years ago, never finished. The world has just recently become ready, collectively speaking, for these themes to be taken ‘seriously’. Just in time . . . .
    Gotta make an e-book out of my blog posts now, get the info out there more. Got any ideas?

    • Hi Waverider. It’s great to hear from you. I have been a convert for a long time…an old soul in action so to speak…trying to spread the message to a younger generation. Probably don’t have to. They are readymade for ideas of a higher order from what I can see. Yes, I think the world is ready for new stories and my books are fun and hopefully they will reach a wider audience sooner rather than later. You can publish ebooks on Smashwords or Amazon for free…but good luck. They just get lost as there are so many people publishing these days. However independent authors…or indies…as they are known are changing the playing field in the publishing industry…but it takes nouse and determination to get noticed. Have a shot at it anyway. You never know.

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