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The Second Coming of Humanity is Book III of the WAKING GOD TRILOGY; Book I is titled The Journey Begins and Book II, The Sacred Rota. The series has been called “epic in scope,” and New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony says, “It will make you think.” Focusing on ‘worn out religious dogma’ as one of the leading causes of human strife, the Trilogy turns the mythical world of good vs. evil on its head. Mantrella, a.k.a. Lucifer, is the champion of humanity, while the Archangel Michael fights to suppress human evolution by preventing the physical birth of the biblical Adam. Mantrella’s basic view is summed up when he says, “It is not about saving humanity, it never has been.” Human destiny is placed squarely on the shoulders of where it belongs: choice; our thoughts create our reality.
The Second Coming picks up after the ‘end of the world’ in 2012. It shows how humanity has brought itself to the precipice where it must decide whether it survives or becomes a part of the current ‘6th great extinction.’ Further evidence and guidance of the ancient Tarot Code is revealed as the characters find themselves on their final journey to Jerusalem. Eli knows that the Battle of Armageddon has already begun, but not the one religion portrays as the End Times. Yet the trip must be made in order for the pieces of the Apocalypse to be revealed. Can Michael stop the physical birth of Adam? Do the forces of good and evil battle it out for humanity’s soul? Is Lucifer really the ‘great deceiver’ or is he humanity’s guardian? Who can truly save humanity, if indeed it needs saving? In The Second Coming of Humanity all that is hidden is revealed between the lines and beyond the words. Will the ‘dreamer’ awaken? You must decide! In these times of economic, political, social and religious upheaval, the TRILOGY is required reading, now more than ever!
December 21, 2012. Doomsday? Armageddon? The end of the world? Or ... the Dawn of Humanity's Enlightenment?
The last book in an epic trilogy, with a heavenly-high bar already established by books one and two, "Waking God Book III: The Second Coming of Humanity" does not disappoint--in fact, it yanks the bar off its stanchions and hurls it into the stratosphere. Eternal arch-enemies, Mantrella (aka `Lucifer,' `The Morning Star,' and `Christ,'--yes, you read that last one correctly) and Michael come angelically and mightily head-to-head and wing-to-wing in the battle for the future of earth and the fate of the human beings that inhabit it. In this gripping and status-quo-challenging trilogy, Lucifer is not your enemy, and angels are not your friends.
"Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods?"
That quote of Jesus, taken from the New Testament, is repeated thematically throughout "The Second Coming." Because, and this is where `traditional' `Christians' and the organized church will shout, "Heresy!" and, "Burn the authors at the stake!"--Adam, who was `put into a deep sleep,' is about to awaken. The `dream,' all that we know--the Buddhists call it "Samsara"--the illusion of our reality, created by us all with our thoughts as part of Adam's dream, is about to come to an end. If Adam awakes, humanity is reunited with the godhead and, returns to its birthright--as gods, higher than the angels.
Michael doesn't like that idea. One bit. He uses all his power, magic, and influence to stop it. Mantrella is using all his power, magic and influence, to thwart Michael and facilitate the rise to godhood that is humanity's birthright. He knows the complete DNA--including the `god' seed--can be `reborn' in a divine child if he can successfully have main characters, Andrew and Mara, mate ... they both carrying each other's latent half of the necessary seed that activates upon conception. If that happens, "The Fall" of mankind is reversed, man is returned to the Garden, and Adam awakens as the whole god-being you and I and He, were originally created to be by the I Am That I Am.
A supernatural, spiritual/inspirational suspense thriller, "The Second Coming of Humanity" is loaded with twists and turns, highly developed and multi-faceted, fantastic characters from all levels being and non-being, and has an ending that ... no, I can't spoil it for you. You must find out, understand, and manifest the ending, for yourself.
Authors Phil Harris and Brian Doe spin this tale with crisp, compelling, no frills and gutsy prose, along with poetic and deep passages that transport you to other-worldly realms--then smacks you right back dab in the middle of `reality'--or is it? In the end, it is up to you, to us, to awaken and create our own reality. The book gets to you. It pervades and inundates you. And it makes you, as you compulsively turn each of the final pages, wonder ... just who you--and we--really are, for god's sake?
- Marvin D Wilson, author of "Beware the Devil's Hug," "Owen Fiddler," and "I Romanced the Stone (Memoirs of a Recovering Hippie)"
The Harris Spillway...a choice for humanity
This review is from: Waking God: Book Three: The Second Coming of Humanity (Paperback)
A multiple ending depending on individual choice...is that an apocalypse or the redemption? Harris gives us the questions and the answers. He presents in towering prose both a logical and magical vision. It's as if his characters live in simultaneous worlds. This is pretty cool, if you think about it. Imagine, to live life in the byways of both hope and despair, and to transform confounded feelings into powerful life-changing choices. To trespass in the tributaries of the Mississippi, creating both floods and spillways to avoid catastrophes! This is a prescient gift, and, also, a weighty responsibility--this readable, thoroughly enjoyable maze that the author either created, imagined, or saw one night in freakin' Nebraska. The spiraling visions of time tell us we have time, but may exhaust ourselves in deciding...and we must decide.. The Harris spillway is ultimately a kaleidoscopic master on a carousel ride of choices and gentle reaches for the gold ring despite despite momentary falls off our high horse of horrific happenings. It is a vision that this gifted author has been carrying on both a martyr's back and on wings of eagle's might. What allows you to sleep, afterward, is the thought we can decide the path of our own destiny...and that becomes the path to darkness or to light. The martyr's cross, after all, is just a shell of polarity that can be made right. The Harris alter vision is perfectly conceived, beautifully written and always..inspired.
Robert Rubenstein, author,
Fasten your seat belt
I would tell you the incredible ending of this third book of the Waking God Trilogy if I could. But that I am forbid, as my good friend the late King Hamlet (Prince Hamlet's dad, if either actually existed) said, "But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison house, I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine."
Actually, in WAKING GOD Book Three: The Second Coming of Humanity , the ending is even more complicated than that. We all know how nineteenth century novels concluded, neatly and with all the characters leaving on the same train, baggage packed neatly and orderly. But even by that mid-century novelists such as Billy Makepeace Thackeray were making fun of the convention ("I shall take my puppets out of the box and make them dance for you one last time.") By the middle of the twentieth century the rage was epiphanies--bring the characters to a certain psychological point and leave `em there. If they are true, the reader will, or must, figure out what ultimately happens.
And now this: such endings as happen in The Second Coming of Humanity, which, as I said, I cannot tell you even if I wished to. I simply cannot do it. You, dear reader, must take charge. Although helpful summaries of books I and II are included, I urge you, do not read them unless you have already read books I and II and merely need them as a refresher course. You will miss too much fun. The ending you will find here (really the ending to the entire trilogy) is conclusive and inconclusive. As in books I and II, you will be on a roller-coaster world-wide ride of action, adventure, philosophy, theology, scatology and teleology. Bring your thinking cap, dear reader, and hold on it tight!
--Review by Sandy Cohen, author of Revelations: A Novel, The Viper's Son, Norman Mailer's Novels, Bernard Malamud and the Trial by Love, the PBS television series Books in a Bind and Professor of Literature
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Reader Reviews for "Waking God Book III: The Second Coming of Humanity"
|Reviewed by Philip Harris
|Also, please note that "Waking God Book I: The Journey Begins" and Book II, "The sacred Rota" have been re-released by All Things that Matter Press. This is a Trilogy that should be required reading to get through the current and coming earth changes!|