What is spirituality as it relates to Samuel Light, Spiritual Detective, to the imaginations of the mind and life? A slideshow that touches the edges of it is now posted. www.johnpirillo.com
Spirituality is a long debated word which has as many meanings as there are people and in my own stories I've attempted to define it at times in ways which are sometimes very subtle and other times blooming obvious.
But since we are all as unique as grains of sand, then it makes sense that spirituality is not a well lit road to Las Vegas, but rather a series of paths that wind through hills, valleys, mountains, over paths, under paths, cut new paths and do all sorts of crazy things that finally lead to the goal.
That goal being the usual thing...completeness, a sense of fulfillment, oneness with life, happiness, satisfaction.
Only a fool would say that spirituality is a single goal, for the Universe is too large to be just one thing. It is myriad things, but we can safely say that spirituality is a vast umbrella that protects all life from stagnation ultimately.
Man has free will to stand still in his growth, but I believe there is an Ultimate Force...a Creator...a Lord of Creation...Lord of Light...God...Supreme Being that just won't allow our feet to get stuck in the mud forever.
This is why I chose to write my new novel series based on the life of Samuel Light. I felt it endemic upon me to choose a medium to express my own spirituality, while making it accessible to more people than it might otherwise be. Fantasy is the great sugar for the mind and heart when it comes to imparting greater truths.
Samuel is a likeable detective who just happens to be gifted with a phenomenal insight into the heart of all Creation. He's not an avatar. Not a Jesus, a Buddha or a Krishna or Mohammed. He's a simple man, who loves life and has been given extraordinary tools to help solve people problems and sometimes things that are not people as we know it at all.
Enjoy the slideshow, which is a colorful collection of images, symbols and mythology. Again, showing the diversity of ideas relative to spirituality and ultimately our redemption. Diversity in Unity. Unity in Diversity. Mmmm. Sounds sort of like Spock's favorite proverb...the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one and finally the needs of the one outweighs the needs of the few. Something like that. The idea being that we are ALL important! The one and the many!
A slideshow has been added to the ART section, which you can go directly to by clicking here.
Have a great day.