2004: An Olympic Odyssey

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LABRYS, 2004 - Fiction - 397 pages
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Two Olympians, tormented by visions of nuclear destruction, unite with the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece in a quest to save the Olympic Games from a terrorist threat. However, the once-almighty immortals find themselves in a reality vastly different from the one they remember, and radically different from the one we know. Zeus no longer holds dominion over the wide heavens, and Athena and Aphrodite have reclaimed their stature as equal partners changes brought about by the transformation of human consciousness that swept the globe when the Minoan Message was received at the turn of the Millennium. In this new reality, gender equality, social justice and sustainability are cultural norms, and human society has matured into the first global democracy on Planet Earth. Yet, it is all at risk.& ;The immortals, together with the mortal heroes, Greek-American decathlete, Herakles Speros, and Caribbean sprinter, Alanta January, must unite to stop Ares, the god of war, whose terrorist henchmen would use the power of the atom to destroy the peace. As the athletes prepare for their Olympic competitions, and Eros ignites their hearts with love, they are fatefully swept into the mythic drama. From the depths of Hades to the summit of Mount Olympus, they must successfully navigate the realm of dreams and visions if they are to fulfill their destiny of saving the Games.
 

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I absolutely loved this book! The witty and profound interplay between the Goddesses and Gods of the Greek pantheon, the positive, peaceful, parallel reality, the mystical transformations, the wonderful story-telling, the hopefulness and the clever exposure of so many of our cultural values in all of their distorted magnitude makes for a thought provoking and thoroughly entertaining read. 

Contents

The Cave on Mount Dikti
1
Herakles Alexander Speros 2
17
The Remnants of CHAOS 3
43
On the Shores of New Haven 4
51
Crescent City 5
73
Homeward Bound 6
85
An Unholy Alliance 7
97
Kronos Thunder 9
133
The Oracle at Delphi 10
155
The Burden of Atlas 12
203
Let the Games Begin 16
269
Within the Grand Propylaia 17
279
Alantas Destiny Revealed 20
303
Return to Mount Olympos 22
319
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Heidi Neale earned her B.A. from Michigan State University, and her J.D. from DePaul College of Law, where she was a member of the DePaul Law Review and managing editor of the Health Law Journal. She is a writer, activist and entrepreneur residing in Chicago. Her novels, The Coming of a New Millennium and 2004: An Olympic Odyssey, which she co-wrote with Nick Manolukas, weave their passion for mysticism, comparative mythology, archeology, history, anthropology, feminism and spirituality into a vision of a hopeful, positive future for humanity. The eBook versions of her novels are entitled Minoan Message and Olympic Odyssey.

Nick Manolukas earned his B.A. from Yale, where he excelled in creative writing, and his J.D., with honors, from John Marshall Law School. He's a lawyer, writer and activist, residing in Sarasota, Florida. His novels, The Coming of a New Millennium and 2004: An Olympic Odyssey, which he co-wrote with Heidi Neale, weave their passion for mysticism, comparative mythology, archeology, history, anthropology, feminism and spirituality into a vision of a hopeful, positive future for humanity. The eBook versions of his novels are entitled Minoan Message and Olympic Odyssey.

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