Astrology represents a piece of the celestial puzzle; there is no doubt about that. Mike O'Hare and Elfreda Pretorius, co-authors of the book this site, The Meadow Blog, is dedicated to - have a very unusual story to tell, and it is not the one in the book! Astrologically, their circumstances are extraordinary: they are direct opposites in the Zodiac to the day and to the hour. They did not meet until their epic novel was completed, but discovered some mind boggling things as they progressed: they both wrote to music, and they were always unbeknownst to each other, writing with the same piece of music. And there is much more! Now, what was it again about the stars, did you say? -- Elfreda Pretorius and Mike O'Hare
ASTROLOGY IS A BIG DEAL
By Elfreda Pretorius
"The stars, eh?! Now, really...." Those were my unbelieving words at about 28 when I listened to an expert in Huber Astrology explaining how we are influenced by the planets. Her advice to me was to never judge anything you know nothing about. What great advice! I took it to heart and that principle became a corner stone for everything that I do. and I learned a great deal about it. And even though my sun is in the sign of Taurus, not much else in my natal chart is reminiscent of a hard headed bull that won't bend once she makes up her mind about something. But I learned a great deal about myself, how I function, what drives me and what simply cannot move me in any direction.
Astrology is the oldest science known to mankind and a recent visit to the Mayan Ruins (to me at least) reiterated the measure of ignorance that exists in our world today. I was completely in awe of the precision of the building, the stunning engineering fete of the entire site: pyramids, pillars and sports arena, which demonstrated the very obvious knowledge they had of life and its complexities. And of course Astrology. This science cannot be discounted by anyone who seriously investigates life.
Astrology was meant to help us put one more piece of the puzzle of Life together. I don't understand those who check the cycle of the moon each day, and on that basis either venture out the front door or not. More recently I had a life changing experience when I co-authored a book with a man that I didn't know from Adam and didn't meet until we finished the 600+ page epic drama. Our astrological profiles are to die for! Really. That's if you're into it of course. Placed diagonally opposite each other in the Zodiac to the day and to the hour, no doubt unleashed a very interesting, very creative energy that resulted in the creation of "The Meadow." I hope you will read it when it is published - we believe it is another tiny part of the universal puzzle. And that is not a grand statement at all. We are after all just messengers. Providence won't be dictated to - incase you wondered. Check the stars, if you like!
Elfreda Pretorius is an author, radio personality and Personal Coach spe
cializing in Self Empowerment. Her radio program is titled Game Changer on http://webtalkradio.net/To date she has written two books and is published in a number of magazines in the US and Canada, and is a Personal Coach to some industry leaders. Elfreda co-authored her third book, "The Meadow" with Mike O'Hare - an accomplishment they are both very proud of. It is an epic love story that stretches over millennia, reaching back to ancient Mexica and stretching into contemporary Pakistan. Mike and Elfreda have just begun searching for agent representation in order to publish this epic work.
THE MEADOW -- A SPIRITUAL ROMANCE
"The Meadow" is an epic love story unlike anything told before. The storyline threads an earthly path through four life times, from ancient Mexica to contemporary Pakistan, and affords the reader glimpses of a place known as "The Meadow" - an inter-life waterhole where souls rest between lives.
This is a story about life and all its complexities. It is about the eternal love of two characters that seem destined to be together but who repeatedly fail to bond due to a nemesis that tracks them from life to life, tearing them apart.
The stage of "The Meadow" includes hate and retribution, international espionage and political deceit, interspersed with the brilliance of an autistic savant, offspring of the female protagonist, who tries to solve the secret and mystery of the eagle in order to save his mother.
The frustrated lovers thus have only one option - to unite in the Meadow - a place they forget all about each time they incarnate into a new life.
This site is dedicated to "The Meadow", a book of more than 600 pages and has yet to be published, but it is also devoted to sharing information about life beyond the trapdoor of death, inviting the reader to question everything, from dogmatic beliefs to the establishment.
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