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There's still great love here...you just have to let it in....not just 'use' it...
It's all about compassion, kindness, courage, fear, forgiveness...Love!
(or is it really about what YOU can discover within your 'self' or is it ........???)
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There’s a lot to say…it's a work of art that shines with the light in each of us! I know you all will enjoy
About Chrystallia.....in a fun, fantasy adventure, clever and passionate way, helps you to see the value and empowerment you can obtain from experiencing ‘fear.’ It deals with loss, feelings of helplessness that come with loss, it's about forgiveness, family, love and ‘self’....it will touch your heart in many ways and differently every time you read it! It will help you think about your own love(s), your own life and how, no matter what, there IS love and that even in the worst of times you can find appreciation for everything and everyone you have in your life, even if you have experienced some great sorrow that overwhelms you, changes you. That IS what Chrystallia is about...‘love’…OUR ‘Light’ and maybe by reading it a few times, sharing your thoughts with others, you will find what that means for YOU and those around and in you and you will find ‘your way home!’ Get a copy for everyone you know...a wonderful gift for children of all ages because it's more than just a book…it's a fun journey, a beautiful journey of the heart...hold the book close to yours when you read it or just hold it and 'reflect'...you may feel empowered within...
Chrystallia and the Source of Light is heartfelt, often whimsical and very moving (got tissues??), it’s a story where a brother and sister, nine year old Jesse and thirteen year old Maggie, who are experiencing a part of life where they are helpless in stopping the passing of their mother and the inevitable changes that come with that loss, find themselves on a journey to a land never seen or even known before, a 'place' that you cannot even begin to imagine and just when it seems that there is no way out, and the end of 'Light' is eminent, there is a miraculous transformation which takes the characters, and subsequently the reader, to a 'place' within themselves and delivers them all to a realization of what life and our journey together is all about!
It’s a story told through the eyes and heart of Maggie, she takes quite a bit of the atmosphere around her deeply into herself. She's a 'hands-on' kind of girl...has to be able to touch, hold things to 'believe.' She questions her `self-worth,' judges herself harshly, and thereby, indirectly and unknowingly, others. Nine year old Jesse is a sensitive young boy with the gift of the `positive power of belief.' He is full of unconditional love, and trust, belief in others and everything else. He is full of 'wonder'. This is not only Maggie and Jesse’s last Christmas in their house; it is their last Christmas with their mother who is dying. Maggie is angry and scared and Jesse, a heart full of sweet innocence, needs to believe, to find the faith that his mother has tried to teach him. He loves crystals, rocks and minerals and believes in their ‘power.’
Maggie and Jesse live in the mountains, in their warm and cozy house that their father built himself and which the bank is now foreclosing on because business has been declining for some time. Their father is a craftsman; he makes beautiful inlayed furniture from exotic trees that he hauls out of the forest with the help of their much loved Clydesdales horses, Molly and Blue.
It happened one pre-Christmas eve...the beautiful tree they cut down, now shining bright with Lights and tinsel, in the wee hours of the night, Jessie feels the 'house move'…he wakes Maggie and while investigating it, they discover a whole in the floor between the roots of their beautiful Christmas tree. Cautiously peering down the whole, they witness the sparkling, twinkling of a pinprick of light coming from deep down that black hole they have found between two of the roots. This light splits in two and as these lights grow brighter and float upward, Maggie and Jesse find themselves looking at their reflections. As they turn to try and run, they fall into the abyss; first Maggie, then Jesse when they reach out to each other. Colors, shapes and images of the past radiate all around them as they descend deep into the chasm from the whole in their floor.
Plunging down into quiet darkness, Maggie and Jesse ‘land’ apart, their voices echoing as they call out to each other. Brilliant, crackling light streams begin to illuminate where they stand. Jesse turns off his flashlight and is awed by the cool rocks, minerals and crystals that now appear and surround them. While they investigate the colorful rocks, minerals and crystals that surround them, they are startled by the sudden animation of ‘life’ that begins to appear within these formations…and their very own words being mimicked by them! Everywhere Maggie and Jesse turn, new ‘people’ emerge, casting their colorful light, all wanting to know ‘where’ the light came from because before Maggie and Jesse arrived…there was no light!
Just as quickly as these ‘crystal people’ appear, they begin to take on their own personality and pose…and yet, somehow, they are a familiar presence. Some of them possess ‘parts’ of Maggie and Jesse’s personalities, others are like friends they had known before and still others appear angry, driven to getting to the ‘new light’ source suddenly before them.
This new 'land' of Chrystallia is full of wonderful zany characters with 'attitudes,' and 3D-personality, all 'living' in an incredibly colorful world of crystals where 'rules' govern the order of the 'moment.' Paul's vivid use of descriptive and figurative language is quite imaginative, inspirational, poetic and fresh. There is wordplay full of symbolism and mystery, like a puzzle loaded with laughter, subtle witticisms, terrific puns, comedy, and rhymes and riddles! There are cool messages, some in unique 'sing-song' fashion, of faith, hope, compassion, love, forgiveness, and valuing relationships throughout like a treasure chest full of the richest gems that you've found only after searching high and wide with an ancient world map encrypted with hidden code and symbols.
In this new land, Maggie and Jesse find themselves in a great hall where they meet King Beryl: the Bloo-the Rare-the Troo, his wife…the Green Queen of Envy, their sons ~ the warrior Red Sapphire Prince and his ‘idiot’ brother the Orange Sapphire Prince. There’s Pyrite the Court Jester, who like a rickety, bouncy slinky of cubes sits by the Queen, and the Holy Clear (Diamonds), ‘Keeper of Memory,’ Princess Amethyst and her personal, most dutiful guard, Baz (Basalt), and Schist and Gneiss, (two ‘granite people’) who are members of the ‘Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Rocks.’(Love that!)
The Kingdom of Beryl is a world where the ‘Land of Air’ is believed to be a polluted ‘hell’ and without light, after all, the only humans they have ever known are buried in boxes all in a hopeless attempt to reach the true heaven, the core of Chrystallia: Metamorphia ruled by Metamorphus, THE Creator of Light and Wizard of Iz, all well beyond the land of fossils known as ‘Fossilia,’ and the ‘Land of Magma’ ruled by Igneus the Nth.
Through the gift of Paul's imaginatively creative narrative writing, you can feel yourself a part of the presence with Maggie and Jesse, and while you can truly feel them grow together in a bond that was deeply hidden within themselves, a bond they didn't even know they shared. You will actually witness how they discover their love for themselves, for each other and the awesome power that grows from 'within' during their journey to ‘finding the source of Light.’
It's very apparent that Paul M. Glaser was able to dig into that very 'place' from deep inside, you know, that 'secret place' most of us have wherein you discover things you didn't really know about your 'self.' He explores the areas of the mind, heart, and well-being in a fun and imaginative, mysterious way that is poignant for anyone in any 'plane of time.' It's full of fun science and geology too! It's a novel for the young and not so young and one that children and young adults especially will identify with. I think you will agree that this is arguably one of the best of all family books, and destined to become one of those classics of world literature that children and adults will enjoy together for generations.
Read the book...discover all these things and more for your 'self!' I have no doubt that you will find and feel that some of the characters are "a part of you!" I love Baz, he's one of my favorites...very dutiful and dedicated, right to the end...Princess Amethyst for her glowing inner beauty and wisdom...Torri for her 'humor', honesty and inquisitiveness...certainly Pyrope...genuine in his innocence and hopefulness...ahh so many to enjoy and have fun with! King Bloo.. “AAAaaahhh, aaahh-CH-CH-CH-CHOOOOO!!” It will make a great 3-D animated film!
It’s time for the old classic literary treasures to move
over…clear a neat space on your mantle…there are none like 'Chrystallia and
the Source of Light.' So read on, journey on and discover your own new
personal adventure by truly finding a unique way of 'thinking outside the
Get the book...Give a gift of Love....give a copy of Chrystallia and The Source of Light' by P M Glaser to someone you love (especially yourself!)Share it with a Circle of Friends, a reading group...book clubs, church youth groups, writing groups, even children's science and geology groups...it's so much more than a book!!!
It will ‘rock’ your
About The Author
Born in Cambridge MA, on March 23, 1943, lived his childhood in Brookline and Newton MA. Paul graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in English Literature and Theatre, and Boston University with a Master's Degree in Theatre.
Paul has been blessed with the opportunity to tell stories as an actor, a director, and now a writer just as we are blessed to receive his gifts. His life has had, and continues to have so much in it that the best way for Paul to share what he has learned from his experiences is to tell a story…stories full of ‘light, love, courage in the face of helplessness, forgiveness, discovering the truth of yourself and finding your way ‘home.’ ‘Chrystallia and the Source of Light’ IS that story and his only hope is that you and yours enjoy discovering and rediscovering it as much as he has telling it. I know that those of you that are waiting to read ‘Chrystallia’ will be pleased. It’s one of those great novels in which you discover new things every time you read it.
Paul Glaser currently serves as Honorary Chairman of the Board of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the leading non-profit organization committed to ensuring better overall medical treatments for children, preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and creating a healthier future for children worldwide. He was chair of the Board of Directors from 1996 to 2002.
As an actor, Paul appeared in over 50 roles in regional, repertory, off-Broadway and Broadway theatre. He has appeared in the television soap operas 'Love is a Many Splendored Thing,' and 'Love of Life.' He is well known for his role as Starsky in the television series, ‘Starsky and Hutch.’ He has many guest starring roles in a number of T.V. series and television movies in the past. He has appeared in the movies, ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘Butterflies Are Free’, ‘Phobia,’ and ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ with Diane Keaton, and ‘Starsky and Hutch’ – the 2004 movie.’ Paul also writes, directs and produces motion pictures and television shows. He has directed and/or produced ‘Band of the Hand,' (his first film), 'The Running Man,' 'The Cutting Edge,' 'The Air Up There,' and 'Kazaam' and television shows including, Judging Amy, The Agency, Robbery Homicide Division, and Mr. Sterling, Lyon’s Den, Las Vegas, and The E Ring. He has done a lot!
At present, Paul is self-publishing his first novel, ‘Chrystallia and the Source of Light’ which is currently on sale! He has also completed a second novel, ‘Hookfoot and Peg’ which will follow ‘Chrystallia’. Two other novels and a screenplay are also in the works.
He resides in Southern CA. He has a son, Jake, now 28 years old from his marriage to Elizabeth Glaser, who died in 1994 from complications of AIDS, and a daughter, Zoe, (15) from his second marriage.
“I have always loved story telling. To me, it is our most sacred way of passing the experience of our human lives to all those that will follow. It is our way of celebrating our indomitable spirit, our quest for knowledge and our pursuit of love. It ties us together.
All of us.
Spread the "LIGHT!'
A portion of the proceeds from Chrystallia will go to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
To seek and share the path…
It has occurred to me recently that I have something to share. Something that has allowed me to understand and honor my life thus far. It has allowed me to learn a lot and come to understand the purpose of our fear and how we can use it as we each try to find our own power, our own light.
My life’s journey thus far has been a full one. I have had a great deal of fortune, and I have had a great deal of misfortune. The most valuable thing I that have experienced to date, is my knowledge and my journey to consciousness. This is what I want to share. It’s a process, a callisthenic for the mind so that we have the opportunity to utilize the true power of our mind and not be a victim of our minds insatiable need for power.
This process informs every aspect of my life. I’ve been fortunate to find in my writing and photography an outlet and a place to experience my journey.
I have written two books, the first ‘Chrystallia and the Source of Light’ which is going to be self-published and we are very busy at that, and my second book which will follow that one. Presently I am in the middle of a third book and a screenplay.
I like what I write. I enjoy it, and I hope you will as well.
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