Nov 21, 2014

What Casts The Shadow? by Seth Mullins



What Casts The Shadow
by Seth Mullins

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BLURB:

A troubled young rock musician, a mystic mentor, and a generation of lost souls longing for a new voice to emerge from thewilderness...

When an altercation outside of a performance venue nearly proves fatal, Brandon Chane begins to realize how far his life is spinning out of control. His efforts to channel his pain, frustration and thwarted loves into his music may not suffice to save him. Then he meets Saul, a crisis counselor with the soul of an ancient medicine man, and a far-reaching journey of healing - one that may teach him how to steer away from the very edge of the abyss - begins.
Excerpt :
In the Studio

I entered the booth, stripped down and left my jeans, underclothes and black thermal shirt in a heap in the corner. I felt like climbing the tan wood walls, just clawing my way up by my fingernails. The songs were clamoring for release. After Chas and I did a couple of mic checks, I made a spirited but imperfect run-through of “Sea Breakers”. Then I nailed it on the second take.

Yours are not the only hands on the wheel
Other fingers rise up from within
And wonders are wrought when we
turn a blind eye to the spin

What do you really want?
What fleeting dream sees you through?
You’re chasing after a ray of light that
never left you

Night closes over the heart
Or so you believe
Hard to distinguish its voice from
the distorted echo your ears receive

Union for pleasure breaks on
the rocks like a wave
In the fear of the plunge, what
fragile hope can you save?

What do you really want?
What fleeting dream sees you through?
You’re chasing after a ray of light that
never left you


Far beyond the microphone, the booth and the window to the outside world, I felt this song stretching out its invisible hands, seeding the entire landscape of my life with new possibilities. The melody imbued it all with light, making those vistas expand and grow. The apt word for this sensation can never be found. But the feeling, if ever it’s touched you, is unmistakable.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Seth Mullins draws upon the great sweep of human soul-journeying to weave his tales. He's inspired by music, shamanism, dreams and the mysteries and miracles of our inner life. His greatest love as a writer is for fiction that depicts a journey towards self-awareness in the deepest sense.

"Probably the most valuable thing that I learned throughout my spiritual journey in this life is the importance of trusting in one's self. Many of our cultural lessons encourage us to ignore or even fear our inner reality. And yet it is this realm that really does hold the answers to all of our questions, and can point the way towards the most fulfilling life experiences possible for us."

Mr. Mullins has lived in Maine, Connecticut, New Mexico, Oregon and Vermont.


 THE AUTHOR WILL BE GIVING AWAY:

Prizes for the tour are as follows:

• One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.

• One randomly chosen host will receive a $25 Amazon/BN.com gift card.


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