In 1982, I was drawn to a small, well read, paperback book. "The Inner Secret or That Secret Something Within", was the title. Anonymously written, it was printed in 1922. I glanced through a few pages, put it aside and started to move on. Something compelled me to pick it up again. At that time I didn't know what or why. I do now.
This little book had a profound impact on me. In the midst of the book came my 'Aha' moment. I suddenly realized who I am. It was overwhelming. My life has not been the same since that moment.
Not long after reading it, the first words of this novel poured into my thoughts. They hounded me, repeating like a song that won't stop singing in your head, until one day I sat at the word processor and began typing each sentence as fast as it came into my thoughts.
"Shadows of flickering candles dance on the wall like quickened images of ancient cave drawings. The aroma of burning incense mingling with fresh cut flowers creates an aura of tranquility."
Anon, the main character was beginning his final Gathering. After years of teaching people how to use their Inner Spirit, that secret something within to change their lives, he was preparing to move into the NEXT realm of existence. Before he could leave he had to find someone to take his place.
In the beginning there were only four, Peter, Tony, Marcy, and Alice. They became vivid characters in my mind. Gradually Elaine, Alan, James, Mark, Sheila and Eric joined them as the Gathering progressed. Would they learn how to change their lives? Would one of them be Anon's replacement? I had to find out. I had to write their story.
I wrote it in the mid 80's. In 2004 I published it as "The House of Annon". Recently I made changes as I felt directed to do and have changed the title reflecting the true spirit of the novel.
Come, join those who are learning to use the Secret Something within to change their lives. It could change yours.
©2004-Mary Bradley McCauley-All rights reserved.