For those of you who have not read The Diary Of Mary Bliss Parsons, currently consisting of three volumes: The Strong Witch Society, The Lost Revelation, and Beyond Infinite Healing, I felt it might be useful to provide this statement of clarification so that you will not form a false opinion as to the nature of our books without having read them. Please read this entire article, as it will, no doubt, surprise at least a few of those who do so.
Most who have read all the books up to this point have understood that the series has nothing to do with witchcraft, magic, or the like, but is, in actuality, an Allegory for our times. Yes, Volume 1 does begin with a discussion of the life of Mary Bliss Parsons, who was tried for witchcraft several times in colonial Massachusetts, predating the infamous Salem Witch Trials by two decades. Following that discussion, the book advances to a well-conceived, highly cultivated and meticulously nurtured allegory for the contemporary culture.
I was recently approached by a woman who had read only the first half of Volume 1,The Strong Witch Society. This woman, a lapsed Catholic, asked me, “Isn’t this book about witches and witchcraft? If that’s the case I don’t want to read any farther because I’m a Christian!” I answered quickly, “No, it is not about witches and witchcraft! It has a much deeper meaning for this age. You must read on.”
Read on she did, completing Volume 1, and continuing through Volumes 2 and 3. She came to see for herself the powerful message these books deliver to our present-day society, and why so many are finding their lives changed in dramatic and wonderful ways as a result of having read them. As to her own experience, she has been motivated to return to her Catholic faith. This woman is only one of countless individuals of many different spiritual persuasions that are now rewriting their Life Script as a result of reading our books.
The books are infused with spiritual teachings
We have received many strong reviews for our book series. Some of those reviews have compared our books to The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, and the Lord of the Rings by J.R. Tolkien. Both Lewis’ and Tolkien’s stories have been labeled by Christians as “Christian allegories”, relevant to the times in which they were written. J.R. Tolkien’s work, The Lord of the Rings has been not only fully accepted by the Catholic Church, it is sold directly by many Catholic book distributors. There are university classes taught with Tolkien’s books as the subject matter. The same is true of C.S. Lewis and his Narnia Chronicles. Both books series have been accepted by all Protestant denominations for many years as being “Christian” in there deeper meaning.
That being said, it is interesting to note that nothing of a Christian nature is ever specifically related in Lewis’ or Tolkien’s books! If those authors even mention GOD they do so in a fleeting and oblique way; and in not ONE of Lewis’ or Tolkien’s books is a verse from any religious scripture ever used as reference for what they are writing!
By contrast, in ALL THREE volumes of The Diary of Mary Bliss Parsons, we make it very clear that our books are interconnected with not only the teachings from the Bible, but also from every moral/ethical standard given on this planet. In fact, scriptures and spiritual examples are used throughout all three of the books to support and clarify everything we are writing.
God works through REAL people, and is accessible to ALL
It is also a fact, that even though Tolkien and Lewis used witches, sorcerers, demons, etc., for many of their characters, including primary ones, NEVER ONCE did they entertain a scriptural discussion for those character’s merit, either to the good or the bad. Bringing up another MAJOR difference between the Trilogy of The Diary of Mary Bliss Parsons and the works of the aforementioned authors, that being the fact that we identify the works of God through REAL human beings who have so devoted their Earthly existence to their spiritual journey, revealing the various and unique powers from God that come through their devotion. In so doing, we exemplify to the reader what God may do through one who gives the whole of their mind, body, and soul to true worship. We do NOT use fantastical creatures, or worldly contrived “supernatural” settings with which to express God’s Truth. Understanding that this world is secularized, prone towards idolatry of the self as well as the species, and is collectively disconnected from God, we chose to reach as many human beings as possible by detailing the lives and works of real people who attempt to live as HIGHER souls and spirits living in a HUMAN world. In this way, the Trilogy stands out as unique and accessible to EVERY reader, regardless of personal spiritual beliefs.
Miracles and Healing are central in these books
In the first half of Volume 1, we CLEARLY reveal contemporary witches and witchcraft for the superficiality they have become in the human culture today. We CLEARLY attest to the fact there is a better way. That better way is spelled out thoroughly in Volumes 2&3. Incidentally, “witches” and “witchcraft” are not even discussed in Volumes 2&3.
The very title of Volume 2, The Lost Revelation, is a direct reference to a verse located in the Biblical Book of Revelation. Volume 3, Beyond Infinite Healing, is about the miracles and healings that do not come from this world, but from the world BEYOND.
The books make it very clear that any healings, and any miracles that occur on this world are not from anything man can do, but only from what God will do in the lives of those who are pure in their worship.
How are these books different?
Our books are an ALLEGORY of a HIGHER NATURE, with one more major thing making them different from the “Christian allegories” of Lewis and Tolkien: unlike those authors we actually mention Christ in our books. We liberally use scriptural references from the Bible to back up the common sense teaching found within our books. Yes, we used a real woman who was tried for witchcraft over 300 years ago (and was acquitted) as the primary catalyst for our allegory, but unlike the other two authors, we dropped the witches and demons early on and began to concentrate on the deeper part of the story. Yes, we mention aliens, and alien worlds, but so does the Bible! Are not ANGELS “alien” to this world and dimension? Is not HEAVEN a place that is not located here on Earth? Consider the countless analogies and metaphors found upon the pages written by Lewis, Tolkien and even L. Frank Baum. Is there not room for another wonderful ALLEGORY, the purpose of which is far easier to understand as being “Christian” than any of these other authors? Name one person who was brought back to their faith while reading The Wizard of Oz. Name one person who was able to convert an atheist over to the Catholic Church because of watching a hobbit be-bopping around the country having bloody fights with demons and ogres while happily hobnobbing with sorcerers!
Take a deeper look
If, after reading all of the above, a person might still attempt to draw a negative picture of our books as being “filled with witchcraft,” then that person has a deeper issue within his or her own mind that they need to address for themselves – perhaps a counseling session with their Therapist, Minister or Priest, would be in order. READ THE BOOKS before you judge them. And watch for our future books coming out soon, books that will NOT be of the “allegory” style. One new book is an exciting and entertaining prequel to The Diary of Mary Bliss Parsons Series; another is a comparison between Private Schools and the Public School System; a third discusses major keys to life on this world that have never before been revealed to humanity.