The Book Gazette hosts an excerpt today from “The Unknown Mother”, a novel by Dielle Ciesco. The novel is currently touring with Enchanted Book Promotions. Enjoy!
Over the next few weeks, Matrina introduced me to many new kinds of music. She said that music was my true teacher and that by listening, I would be better informed and forever changed by what I heard.
Most people understand the power of music to varying degrees. We seek its companionship in our automobiles, we plug into our devices and zone out, and we spend millions of dollars on vinyl, CDs, MP3s, concerts, and stereo equipment. Music plays in elevators, grocery stores, and over our phones when we’re on hold. It takes on as big a role in movies as the actors. It’s everywhere. Music has been a wonderful entertainment and release for us all. For many of us, it’s also helped us turn within and deepen our understanding of ourselves.
“Today’s lesson,” Matrina said as she drove through traffic, “is to help you turn within and deepen your understanding of yourself.”
“Where are we going?” She’d persuaded me to go on another mysterious adventure in her convertible, but this time the top was up so we could talk.
“Child,” she tutted, “do you always need to know your destination?” She shook her head, then continued, somehow managing not to answer my question. “Music is a vehicle, just like a car or airplane, except the vehicle of music travels around, through, and within dimensions where cars and planes are simply too dense to travel.”
“Listening to music definitely helps me escape.”
“I’m talking about something much more important than escape. Get inside the music, become the music, and you can journey here, there, and everywhere in a flash, all at once. Because of music’s ability to dance as it does—so free of earthly limits—and because of its ability to carry us, music is the key to a doorway you are only just now discovering. Music is the portal to the next world—one we create with our every thought, belief, and dream, with every word we speak and action we take.”
“You make it sound so incredible. Music can do all that?”
The red light we were approaching turned green.
“And more! We know it soothes the savage beast. It really does carry the potential to heal our limited perceptions. For one thing, music is free of semantic constrictions. We listen and the mind is freed—not funneled into dense symbols and concepts.”
“I don’t know what I would do without it, myself. I know I need music just as much as I need air and food and water.”
“It’s that basic. Yet it’s so much more. When we embrace the healing potential within music, we discover our potential for doing amazing things. These things won’t come just to a select few, but to everyone willing to open his mind to strange and unfamiliar concepts. Music, sweet music, will carry us into the next world.”
“Okay, music is everywhere, sure. Music can heal. I believe that. But I haven’t heard of any Star Trek-like teleportations going on through music. Not even at a Phish concert. If you say it can happen, though, I’d like to believe it. How does it work?”
“You have to take your experience with music to the next level. You have to begin to work with music consciously as a tool for awakening your unlimited potential.”
The Unknown Mother
Author: Dielle Ciesco
Genre: Metaphysical / Inspirational Fiction
It isn’t every day that one meets a goddess, let alone a Matrika or being that presides over the sounds of language. It is said such deities can bring us complete liberation. Will that prove true for a struggling vocalist named Wrenne when a mysterious woman appears and offers to help her find her True Voice? This beguiling and eccentric teacher guides us all on a deep and powerful journey through 10 mystical gates of sound, sharing great insights, secrets, and profound wisdom about the power of letters, words, and our very own voice to transform the world around us.
Did you know that “Abracadabra” comes from the Aramaic…” abraq ad habra”, which literally translates to “I will create as I speak”? The message of The Unknown Mother is to reawaken people to this truth and to that which we habitually take for granted…the power of the voice. When we bring our awareness to our voice and learn to express it in new ways, with impeccability, we rediscover our true message. Voice is the key to unlocking our power and magnificence. The Unknown Mother is an adventure for lovers of word, sound, and voice taking the reader into these heart of sonic mysteries. This isn’t standard knowledge; this is a gift for our times.
Dielle Ciesco specializes in the transformational power of the voice to heal and connect us with our own Divinity. She is passionate about every Voice, be it the one we use everyday to communicate, the ones we hear inside our heads, the silent voice of wisdom, voices raised in song, or the ones that call us to awaken. The creator of Vocal Toning Meditation, Transformational Voicework, and Toning for Peace, she is a featured improvisational vocalist on the TLC series with Visionary Music, creators of DNA Activation music, as well as on the Bliss of Being with Richard Shulman and the Pure Heart Ensemble. With over 18 years experience as a performer, teacher and healing facilitator, Dielle blends her experiences in vocal toning, sacred sound, meditation, Toltec & Bon shamanism, multidimensional music, Reiki Tummo, coaching, and teaching to assist clients in discovering a deeper connection to their inner truth and wisdom. She teaches workshops, writes, sings, makes art, and works one-on-one with clients. The Unknown Mother is her first book.