Saturday, April 12, 2014

A to Z: L is for Light

Lux et veritas. The association between light and truth is an old one. In the Judeo Christian tradition, God creates light and therefore brings truth and guidance to his people. Jesus says he is the "light of the world" that will heal old sins and triumph over death itself. In the Zoroastrian tradition, the struggle between good and evil is also a struggle between the forces of light against the forces of darkness. In biology, the light of the sun is the source of plant energy through photosynthesis that is the foundation of the food chain and of all life. To me, there seems to be a dance between light and dark that implies a mutual dependence. But we definitely seem biased towards the light. Just think of the joy of seeing a sunrise. And the stars and moon at night that provide solace and direction.

In SAVIOR, Al is trapped in an underground prison where there is no light. He can only feel the walls that form his cell and intuit in which direction is north. The sensory deprivation that comes with  not being able to see and orient himself in space forces him inwards. It also unbalances him to the point where he is in danger of losing his mind. The forces of darkness that are the LSM also rely on water torture to extract the secrets of Mayan mathematics they believe Al has learned from the Chocomal. (See my previous posts and also watch for M is for Maya). This struggle of Al's between life and death, light and darkness, is literally a struggle for the future of mankind.

SAVIOR will be published April 18th on the Amazon Kindle platform by Harvard Square Editions. Visit the SAVIOR page on the HSE website, and then check back here throughout the A to Z challenge month to learn more about SAVIOR and publication launch details.
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