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About

About the Author (as well as the Impetus for the Novel)

Carrie Bancroft is a writer, shamanic coach, and magical marketer

A few years ago as a budding shamanic healer, Carrie found herself in need of an outlet to  process the daily dose of strange that was happening in her work. As the realm of Spirit is one rich with allegory and invention —  ample creative fodder for any writer — it seemed fitting to catalog her daily encounters in narrative format. She started documenting metaphysical moments through Instagram posts, attempting to convey the bizarre and whimsical nature of daily happenings in a way that was relatable, if not believable.

As Carrie progressed, new information came to her while writing, details that seemed in the moment to be mere creative expansiveness, but later would prove eerily prescient. It took months before she saw a pattern emerging, and realized what was happening: Spirit was actively collaborating with her, and there was a coherent narrative coming through. Epic in scope, filled with backstory and intrigue, romance and betrayal, with rich characters and evolving plot lines...these were not micro-stories, they were novel-worthy. So she began to write in earnest, compiling these inputs into the beginnings of a full-length novel.

...in Carrie's words:

I am a writer, time traveler, and practitioner of magic (in recovery).

Writing has always been there, but like many things, I did not take it seriously (until it got fed up and started speaking for me, which created its own challenges). 

Time Travel...that too has always been there, but it took me years to realize that, when I reflect the past, I actually go there (thanks very much to the aforementioned Writing, which has its own way of making things happen).

And then there is Magic

That, too, has always been there, since the very beginning. In childhood, I craved it, never realizing it was already in me. This sleeping dragon was powerful, so powerful that a former me had enchanted and bound it (thank you, me), creating all manners of hoops I'd have to jump through before it could be awoken.

Paradoxically, when I finally jumped through the hoops, endured the trials, survived the initiations and ultimately accessed its power, I simultaneously realized  - d'oh! - that kind of magic is not what I want at all!

You see, that kind of Magic originates from scarcity-thinking, a lack of love and an absence of Light. That kind of Magic seeks power over all things, is vengeful, jealous, full of spite and rage. On a good day, that kind of Magic sparks competition between friends, jealousy in lovers, stomach aches in the sensitive; on a bad day, it overturns semi-trucks full of chicken feathers on the highway during rush hour (just for a laugh), shatters hot, steak-filled pyrex in the hands of a friend (out of petty spite), starts fires in abandoned buildings by planting the notion in the mind of the local arsonist (out of ancient, unspoken anger). That kind of Magic is covert, escaping blame by operating through the weaknesses we humans so unwittingly provide. That kind of Magic seduces and manipulates, plays to our egos, promises fame, riches and power in return for our complete submission.

Suffice to say, that kind of Magic is a total control freak. And so was I. 

That was before I started remembering a time before the darkness, a time when we all were part of something much, much greater than the petty power that Magic promises. That was before I began to remember a different kind of power, one that uplifts and nourishes, creating love and beauty in everything it touches. In remembering that power, I realized the only thing keeping me bound to that kind of Magic was fear.

Fear is an excellent means of control, which is why that kind of Magic employs it so liberally. But in truth, that kind of Magic has fears of its own: that it will be proved irrelevant, impotent, unnecessary...a relic of a forgotten past. It fears that its practitioner will finally discover her true power by listening to the voice of her own heart, telling her there is another way.

"Come home," sings her heart. "Come home to your True Self. Come back the Light."

And that's where our story begins.

About the Novel

Sample from the Prologue

"Once upon a time, long long ago, we were but a speck of light in the matrix of consciousness, consumed by wholeness, yet desirous of separation. We did not yearn to be permanently separate, however - only temporarily, as an exploration of self v. other. What would it be like, we wondered, to have a boundary exist between you and me?

Alas, we were to young to know that, while Separateness is indeed a state worthy of exploration, if explored too long, one forgets the original goal, the original state of union. Separateness, without an active search for the whole of things, begets more separateness. And so we long to return to that state, sublimity, to be one with Universal Consciousness.

This is love, you know: the pursuit of that reunion with the sublime. In our separateness, we distort it, but it's the only truth we know, deep down. And through it, there is transcendence. 

Next time you merge with other, remember this: you are going back to the beginning."

Synopsis

This is the story of Creation, as told from the point of view of a woman discovering her magical power...and slowly remembering her very, very distant past. It is written in both first-person memoir and third-person narrative format, with a panoply of characters and intersecting plot lines.

Characters include (but are not limited to):

  • Narrator (in first and third person)
  • The Watchers (inter-dimensional beings who...well, they watch people)
  • Embodied (aka, "fallen") angels
  • Nephilim (angelic-mortal demigod-hybrids)
  • Twin souls and their overlapping soul groups
  • Magical people (Empaths, Healers, Spiritual Teachers and Sorcerers)
  • Various channeled voices and spirit possessions
  • CREATOR(S)

Plot lines include (but are not limited to):

  • Angels and their fall to earth
  • Karma. Lots, and lots of Karma
  • Ancestral Curses & other Epigenic Memes
  • Inherited Trauma (aka, more Karma)
  • Learned & Remembered Magic
  • Divine Judgment (did I mention Karma?)
  • Divine Redemption
  • Cosmic Shifts
  • The True Nature of Eternal Love
  • ...oh, yeah, there's a Romantic Plot in there too. Actually, it's the glue that holds all the  stuff together.

Timeline for Writing

  • 12 weeks for the first draft*
  • +9 weeks for the revised draft 
  • +6 weeks for the prose edit
  • +5 weeks for reader feedback / fixes
  • ...then finding AGENT! EDITOR! PUBLISHING!

*Have written the first three chapters, working on the fourth.

Risks and challenges

My friends, I am going to write this book, whether or not this project gets funded. Your funding, however, helps me get it done faster, as I can allocate more time to write (and less time for freelance work and childcare). It also helps me be accountable to a greater audience holding me to a set timeline, and will ultimately help me find the right agent, editor and publisher.

I am grateful to you for believing in this project enough to fund it and read it. May it pave the way for you realize your own creative vision, thus expanding your circle of radiance.

A parting word from our sponsors, the Distinguished Members of the Angelic Realm:

"YOU ARE WORTHY OF GREATNESS SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU EXIST."

(thank you, Angelic Realm)

ONWARD! XO

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