Book Launch for “Gaia’s Majesty-Mission Called: Women in Power”

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This Saturday, Sept 23 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M., Roger B. Burt will be signing books at the NewsCenter in Easton. He will be available to discuss his new book Gaia’s Majesty-Mission Called: Women in Power. Dr. Burt says,”In this time of worldwide crises it was irresistible to mesh the movement to empower women with mythology in a novel.”

The first of a trilogy, Gaia’s Majesty-Mission Called: Women in Power, opens in a contemporary reality with an undersea culture of people who have been reserved by our Earth Mother, Gaia, to guard the future of humankind and our precious blue planet. Some, called mermaids, live in the sea, where they are seen from time to time. But some have adopted fully human form, live on land and build families. Among these people are the warrior women of the Andromeda. In the first book their central adversaries are the greedy and power hungry Overlords. But as the trilogy develops the conflict broadens and it is clear that the spirit world is involved. There may be a transformational future for humankind.

“I first became interested in the women’s movement in the 1960s and we are now experiencing a further development of the movement. We are seeing benefits not just for women themselves but also for their families, communities and countries. Featuring this movement in my novel was irresistible. It also felt natural to include women warriors. I was amazed to learn that the Amazon Warrior Women were not mythological figures at all, but real women living and fighting in the ancient world.”

In discussing his book Dr. Burt notes that his interest in mythology started in college. He believes that mythological stories are not just interesting tales but bring us revelations about ourselves. In short they can be teaching devices.

He notes we are entering a period of considerable risk. He compares it to the period just before World War I. At the time no one was expecting worldwide conflict but it erupted and in turn led to a prolonged period of instability culminating in another world war. The terrible wars were followed by refreshing stability with Europe integrating and the United States experiencing sustained growth. As we enter the information technology age, with all that entails, the magnitude of world conflict is increasing and it comes at the time we enter increasing environmental crises.

“It is interesting to discuss what is happening in our world just now but I find it even more intriguing to explore the future in a fictional world where I could highlight movements and themes. I look forward to being able to discuss these issues with visitors at the NewsCenter on Saturday September 23 rd. from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.”

 

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