by Arthur Telling
The Steps: Retail audio sample
Storms, hurricanes, earthquakes everywhere, a Savior appears, preaching of end times: rapture, damnation, Earth entering some supposed invisible force field he calls the “Photon Belt”. Some say he’s Jesus or Buddha, or some new Master of light. Palo Alto software technician Egbert Benson sees he’s a fake, cashing on those weird calamities. Yet he has some mysterious power over dreams, and every day the world falls more into chaos.
Egbert’s coworker Jody is condemned by this new “Master”, conveyed personally through dreams. Egbert hadn’t much liked her, but with end of times at their door, he feels love awakening.
At the steps to the door of his technical firm in Palo Alto, California, Egbert finds a voice and a way for battling this dark Master through the unlikely source of a web based social networking game and the soft gentle voice of a mysterious stranger. But the clock is ticking, the Photon Belt fast approaching, Jody’s days numbered, Egbert has just one focus: End this false Master’s stranglehold.
“The Steps”, a novel by Arthur Telling, putting a blur and a spin to the cherished notions of hero and villain, good and evil, right and wrong, brings Egbert and cohorts, even the Savior himself, into a surprising and unexpected new dimension.
Arthur Telling has written numerous stories and articles on religion, philosophy, and metaphysics, and has authored several books. His articles are regularly appearing in online magazine www.omtimes.com including August 2016-B issue “’Son of Man’ May Not Have Been Jesus”. His article, “A Different Jesus Message” was published in the Nov. 2011 AMORC online Rosicrucian Digest. His Article answering the question “How are the mind and brain related?” appeared in January/February 2008 edition of British Journal Philosophy Now. His website is: www.arthurtelling.com