Dreaming Worlds Awake is the newest book by VFA member Esme Ellis.
This is a book that offers glimpses into the soul journey of the author. It could have gone the way of many memoir or Visionary Fiction books and been self-absorbed or pedantic. This does not happen in ‘Dreaming Worlds Awake’. Esme expresses her life experience through narrative, through life synchronicities, through her dreams, through conversations with mentors (dead and alive), and through poetry. This variety proves creative and interesting. Esme’s writing drew me in.
I particularly liked her description comparing the Heroe’s Journey and the Writer’s journey as being one and the same. How fashioning words, and paragraphs, and stories, is magic and is in effect casting a spell… (in its most basic form, when you ‘spell’ a word correctly you are casting a ‘spell’!)
In one of the dreams and past life remembrances Esme related, a priestess appears and gives symbolic messages about the inner feminine and masculine of both Esme personally, and the world at large. These reflections are so crucial to our world today, where these two aspects are out of balance and struggling to come together in harmony as they are meant to be.
Esme also asks an intriguing question which bears further contemplation – Is there an unconscious aspect to Divinity?
Esme, when you studied the art of sculpture, one of your earliest mentors chose you to be in the college program because he said you had ‘presence’. This indeed, comes through in the art of your writing. Well done.