By Julie Achterhoff
All Things That Matter Press
One of the themes that resurfaces when there is a "new" prediction discussed is the idea of the "end of the world." I've been reading quite a few since 2012 is "possibly" the year! You know, when we will all be gone... Myself, I don't pay too much attention to these predictions, even though I tend to agree that someday something "big" is going to happen.
Julie Achterhoff has taken on this "possibility" in Quantum Earth. However, her characters are all involved in metaphysics and their exploration of potential reasons or solutions spans across the entire spectrum that you might want to consider!
The book opens in the midst of a tsunami...one of the methods by which the earth might some day disappear. Of course, this has occurred once in Biblical history. At that time, however, a great ark was built and some part of the world's humans and animals were saved. Today, as more and more damage is done to the planet, those studying the matter believe that earth just might be totally destroyed.
Dr. Mel Hawkins (Hawk) and his head assistant Shauna Troy are the primary characters, with six other team members. All have some type of "gift" such as communicating with the dead, that is being used as part of the exploration as to whether we, ourselves, are actually causing the various problems! Or, in more technical terms, "that the human consciousness has the capability not only to create its own reality, but on a grander scale to induce horrific natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes...and then attempt to understand the `why' of the matter." (p. 11)
An interesting idea. I think most of us would have immediately thought about our overuse or destruction of too many of our natural resources, etc. Instead, this group's hypothesis is that it is the emotions or thoughts of those involved or affected by disaster. For instance, if you lived in the location where the tsunami came... then this team would come to interview those involved--including those that died due to the disaster, in order to research and prove their hypothesis.
I enjoyed the actual activities involved in the research conducted with the dead, but I felt that the overall scope of "possibilities" covered was too broad to be effective and I didn't feel the tension I would expect for a group trying to cope with the earth ending in a very short time.
On the other hand, I did enjoy the interaction and romantic involvement between Hawk and Shauna, after all, they still had some time to enjoy each other, right?
If you are into metaphysics and want to explore the hypothesis that we, as individuals, may actually affect the planet's resources--water, earth, weather, in strange ways, then you will want to check out Quantum Earth by Julie Achterhoff. One man donated millions to their research and you will be surprised what happened to him!
G. A. Bixler