“Season of the Serpent” is a metaphysical fantasy series that incorporates real life Synchronicity
with a unique mix of historical, esoteric, and extraterrestrial background, presenting a modern re-imagination of the Garden of Eden tale.
Many readers have praised these books for their deep insights of metaphysical knowledge and for dramatizing a journey of spiritual awakening.
However, these books are not for everyone. Some readers have difficulty with them. Because these books are too often described as complex, confusing, multilayered, and esoteric, I decided to put together a study guide to aid curious readers in their journey through the pages of these novels.NOTE: This study guide contains spoilers that reveal some of the plot twists and turns. However, awakened readers may simply wish to know if this material is worth an investment of their time.
From the start, these novels were designed to be both entertaining and enlightening, to provide a pleasurable experience in which to learn about esoteric concepts (and a few conspiracies along the way). I could have chosen to present this material in a standard non-fiction New Age textbook format, however I decided to use a fictional fantasy as the vehicle for several significant reasons.
(1) The material makes use of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey
to illustrate the spiritual path, which is dramatic by its nature, and is echoed across countless films, stories, and myths.
(2) Fiction, used as metaphor or parable, is likely a better vehicle to convey complex spiritual themes without distortion. It allows the reader to access his or her own creative, subconscious mind without the ego getting in the way or acting as a filter. Fiction can better illustrate psychological states or themes than non-fiction.
(3) It discloses controversial material in a non-threatening way, allowing the reader to awaken at his or her own level of comfort. This was particularly important as I was writing novels that could be read by sleepers to aid their own process of personal and spiritual awakening.
For the purpose of this study guide, I’m going to focus on Point (1) The Hero’s Journey.