A Road High and Low

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Xlibris Corporation, Nov 7, 2000 - Fiction - 188 pages
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The Protagonist sets out from the comfort of his home deep within the primeval forest to join a regiment going to war. He is wounded after bitter fighting and taken captive. He escapes and eludes recapture. He then meets his Muse, guided to her by his dreams. He loses her. He is in abject sorrow as he seeks only to be reunited with her. He then embarks on many an adventure, some in which the Protagonist wallows in the sordid and the seamy.

In some of his peregrinations he reaches sublime heights of spiritual ecstasy illuminated by meetings with enigmatic adepts and masters in mountain eyries, towns and desert retreats. He almost kills a man in a tavern brawl but a mysterious Stranger stays his hand. The Protagonist poses many questions and queries about the meaning of existence to himself, to his Guides and to his Muse. His Muse appears in many guises through the dream world, the astral world and the physical world.

In the meantime he encounters different animals that have certain symbolic meanings for him. The Protagonist is imprisoned unjustly and must invoke the Angelic Orders to deliver him from his dank dungeon.

The novel is written in a unique literary style that weaves a realm of the timeless, the enchanting and the mystical whilst narrating the Protagonists highs and lows on the very real physical plane.

A Road High and Low is the tale of an Everyman who through the many vicissitudes and triumphs of the Human Condition seeks, loses and then finally finds a mystical union in love. He achieves this by the progressive purification of his lower self to his higher self through the inner alchemical process via his soul searing experiences on A Road High and Low.


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Anthony Finch has been a seeker of mystical and metaphysical truths for some time now. He has voyaged to the four corners of the earth in this quest, as well as, studying many arcane and antiquarian books. He has taught the English language in Europe, South America and Asia. He has also taught Ethics in Chicago. He speaks three languages. He has a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies/Universit de Genve, in Switzerland.

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