||Mar 15 2001
In a mystical world where reality is malleable and dreams create form, Karina embarks on a light-wave journey that her pagan mother claims will make her whole. Armed with only the guidance of Momma and the strength of her spirit, Karina travels through vibrational dimensions that are both enlightening and dangerous. She discovers a depth to life and to her "self" that she had never imagined. The journey is worth the risk.
“Anyway, Living without the dreams is like swimming in emptiness. I won’t have Karina spend her life that way,” Momma says.
Barnes & Noble.com
The Rainbow Goddess flies Karina through color dimensions in the world of the unmanifested. Karina strives to understand the differing messages within each color vibration as she struggles to deal with the reality of her life in the manifested world. When the two realities begin to overlap, Karina sees and learns more than she bargained for when accepting the journey.
The relationship between Karina and Momma is a strained one, neither understanding the other. As they start to perceive each other through the filter of the spectrum, they become closer and more accepting of the other’s strengths and fears.
Her ex-husband becomes unwillingly entangled in the enchantment of the dreams, leading Karina into making choices that will have far-reaching affects in the rest of her life.
“I know these stories, which is why I’m afraid of this journey. Aunt Elena died during her journey. Just stopped breathing. Cura went crazy. She hasn’t been able to find her way back to reality. Although everyone says she still might, it’s been over ten years and
no one really believes it.” –Karina
Author and Color Image Consultant Cynthia C. Whitehouse has put together a page-turner of a novel, Rainbow Goddess: A Journey Tale, that not only offers a deft story, but a look at Self, all revolving around interaction with color.
Karina, the protagonist, is the daughter of a spiritualist (witch?) mother and a Catholic father. Now grown up, having experienced the heartbreak of both her father and husband leaving, Karina is about to experience the journey through the Crystal Goddess, a requirement of Momma’s coven. Cynthia writes, “In return for this, the Goddess showers the believer with insights, protection and blessing.”
Each station during the journey in Rainbow Goddess is identified by a specific color, and the first stop is red, then pink, orange, peach, yellow, sea green, green, teal, sky blue, dark blue, purple, black and white and, finally, the rainbow. The vibrational journey is deep into Self, uncovering meaning and answers to why we do (or did) what we do. Which is reality? The reader will define that, individually.
Like a dream, Cynthia weaves a story that intertwines real happenings with alternate dimensions that add emphasis to the learning experience. Each color defines a different lesson culminating with the rainbow, and Karina finally understanding her truth and her identity---as the Rainbow Goddess.
Rainbow Goddess enables the reader to expose truth and the subsequent enlightenment during this vivid journey. And Cynthia Whitehouse in this dramatic first effort, has illuminated the way with insight and a writing style that will keep you riveted. This reviewer can’t wait for her next book, The Rainbow Guide to Color Energy.
Bernie Nelson, Mindquest
"Rainbow Goddess" is a sensual, magical odyssey through the color spectrum. We embark with Karina on a dangerous but rewarding journey with the Crystal Goddess as She opens new levels of consciousness within each color.
The reader is gifted, along with Karina, with new insights into the affects of the color spectrum on our daily lives. “Rainbow Goddess” provides us with real transformative potentialities and fresh perspicuity into the esoteric realm of each color, including black and white.
Karina is apprehensive about taking the light-wave journey. Guided by her pagan mother, she is told the journey will make her whole. But Aunt Elena did not survive the journey, and Cura lost her sanity. Karina decides to go through the ritual anyway. Soon dreams form and her awareness is stretched and circled as she discovers new realities within each color, while seeking the prize at journey’s end within the rainbow.
Karina’s light-wave journey is illuminated on more than one level of awareness. The physical level focuses on the ability of Karina and husband Jake to get along and her dilemma about whether or not to proceed with the divorce. On the unconscious level her journey reveals different life perspectives and potentialities, including relating to Jake. This reviewer was experiencing that familiar chill, when the psyche is moved, while entering with Karina through the trap door of her unconscious into the dangerous but enlightening worlds of color-wave dimensions.
Rainbow Goddess is integrated with remarkable poetry, “Red, Passion Pursued,” Chapter One, contains a stunningly brilliant poem, part of which goes—
“…For true tales are
Sear my facades.
Seek through me for
Released in your
Eloquent and compelling, this exceptional novel understandably illustrates concepts of color healing and contains a Goddess inspired mirror message about taking the first step to release the past and finding the here and now while learning forgiveness within it.
The author is well qualified to provide us transformative knowledge and a space with Karina on her quest. Cynthia Whitehouse is an image and color consultant. She has business experience as a lecturer and teacher. Her work is centered upon the way people respond psychologically and physically to colors.
Remarkable, life-enhancing discoveries await the reader of “Rainbow Goddess.” While diving with Karina into the exotic, color worlds of interaction between soul and physical, we glean insight into the true reality of Self. Too interested to skip forward, this reviewer could not lay down the book until discovering Karina’s prize within the rainbow.
Bernie P. Nelson
The Healing Garden Journal
Whitehouse, who is a color and image consultant, took her love of literature and combined it with the way people respond to the energies of color to publish her first novel. Rainbow Goddess: is a journey that the author invites the reader to share as she intertwines personal experience with fantasy to create the story of Karina. Karina is a young woman who with the guidance of her mother and the strength of her own spirit "travels through vibrational dimensions that are both enlightening and dangerous." The book blends poetry and journal entries from Karina and her guide to tell the story of self-discovery. While the story is fiction the reader is pulled into the journey as if it is real creating the understanding that we all must take the "journey" if we are to expect the most out of our lives and relationships with others.
Whitehouse suggest that her book will be enjoyed [by] those who like "fantasy fiction, spiritual seekers, explorers of the metaphysical world, those at life's crossroads, a challenging relationship with someone you are close to, those participat[ing] in nature religions, those who like magic and for those who are practicing walking in two worlds. Moontress Press has a web site for those interested in more about the author and her projects. The site has excerpts from the novel as well short fiction and poetry samples.
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