The complexities of keeping our eyes on the higher goals seem to grow with every sunrise these days. With the critical mass of humanity is beginning to rouse from its age old slumbers, civilization stands at the threshold of another crucial choice point.
In my Series, the Temple Chronicles, The Häling and the Scottish Templars, I write of another similar crucial period in western history in the late 13th century. In my historic novel, I describe how the fabric of European civilization became vulnerable to similar forces of what the creators of the new PBS series Civilizations call the “lust for destruction.”
In an interview on Amanpour, Civilizations producers discuss the role that art has played in shaping culture and how integral yet fragile the creative factor is in preservation of humanity’s most noble qualities. More importantly, they explain how it is echoes all other progress. This is a main theme of my book, The Häling and the Scottish Templars, where the lust for destruction runs rampant in reflex to the massive progress in spiritual and commercial development during that time.
I invite you to join me on Tuesday nights to watch Civilizations. Then, pick up a copy of The Häling and the Scottish Templars to better understand the nuances of our present day civilization against the backdrop of medieval happenings. For, we all swim in the same celestial sea. See you on Tuesday night!