From this author’s pen comes thousands of worlds and countless lifetimes.
Because the author takes us on an enlightening journey filled with persuasive tales of past lives…one could describe this work as a montage. But that assumption would be wrong. This is a continuation of tales masterfully strung together about an old soul name Milo. His need is to live countless lives on a journey to possess spiritual “perfection”.
His struggles of eight thousand years ambitiously told with disparate story lines spans time and space. The biggest reveal in this read is the amazing ways this author makes Milo’s many lifetimes an easy read. His character remains true and easily identifiable; I was able to relate to his struggles. The book is crammed with well-described soulful passages that compel and repel. It is also a harsh reminder of how cruel humanity has always been.
Each life composing this soul’s journey promoted an addiction to living. Each meandering from the passage to perfection with life’s revelries of lust, loves, wealth, selfishness, selflessness, anger, and the universes was rewarded often with a myriad of punishments. Not every reincarnating was pleasant or necessary. Amidst all of it, his growing love for Death came easy to understand.
Death is Suzie and she is calm beautiful, patient intelligent and a seeker as well. Their story of mutual desire and love lasting 8,000 years warms the spirit.
Reading this book begs the question. If every soul wrote his own unending story, how many unending lifetimes would be a worthy subject for a great literary work? The author presents a kind of impermanence in carnal life. The reader may find their own material understandings in more than a few passages about Milo’s incarnations.
There comes an understanding
My favorite life story is of Milo as a builder of Arks. Enlisted to build a Noah’s theme Ark, Milo and his family must come to terms with a dying Earth. These words are so defining of spirits dying long before their body.
“An eight-year-old who had seen the plague approach her village, take her family, and then crawl down her own throat.” From Reincarnation Blues
My favorite character in this read is Suzie. She is Death and powerful. But an eternity of it and the love of a man named Milo sparked a yearning for more. To no longer “be” the ender of life. Eons of being a god of death finally evolved to a need for Suzie’s own realizations of peace and perfection.
Milo arrived into the world the first time and many thousands of times after as an ordinary baby. And with each incarnation, his soul experienced events that shaped his journey to become enlightened.
But the thing is that reincarnation is addictive, especially when your soul understands that Death is a friend and lover. This offers Milo countless more chances to get it right. But even addictions become boring after eight thousand years and one comes to recognize the need to achieve “Perfection”.
Turns out its harder than it looks because nestled within each life lies the needs for pleasure, selfish luxuries, and endless love. Milo’s spiritual passage to “Perfection” is compromised with obstacles. His “soul pecker” seems to circumvent efforts in achieving a selfless life and an enlightened soul.
Milo becomes the oldest of the old souls who finds reincarnation is not only necessary but also addictive. And it brings him the one love worth all his lives.
Suzi (Death) how can a bringer of the end come to be all things to a single man? She was sensual, feeling, brilliant loving and best of all, she was there wanting for him at the end of each lifetime.
Genre: General audiences and a god read.
I rate this 4/5 stars