Carpadia: A Super-Rational Legend Suggesting Gnostic Provenance
This story, is an entertaining, relevant fantasy of the human situation and draws on legend from the N.W. Haida Culture, the Quiche Kingdom of Meso-America and the Shamanism of Carpathian Gypsy folklore.
Mythic allegory, bridges the rich cultural heritage of these unique and diverse civilizations and layers them into a narrative framed by contemporary circumstance and recognizable location.
The characters begin the story in their cultural familiarities, but are soon influenced by the power of a common "will." At that point they are unaware of the others, but each follows the directive of this soul-force, toward what appears to be their own unalterable destiny. They are pursuing a personal spirit journey, but gradually the common attractor begins twisting their lives together. Ancient rituals, myth creatures and primal earth forces guide the chosen toward each other and the common revelation.
There develops a strong, persistent suggestion that they are a group of disciples, who will be witness to an event, that will introduce a new civilization of mankind. The individuals begin recognizing what their own contribution will be, and that emerging talent is nurtured toward it's critical necessity.
There is a metaphoric undercurrent that parallels the intricacies of the character realizations, with important contemporary issues. Circumstance has created a kaleidoscope of events that a population immersed in abundance, checks off like a dream list, but there always seems to be a haunting question at the end of the series.
"Carpadia" signals the birth of an idea. The story line is a modern legend that focuses on characters who might exist in everyone's heart and soul. The allegory suggests an interpretation of the elusive reasonability in the greater scheme of each reader's individual biography.
Sincerely: Michael Peter Markevich
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