These are email letters that a readers have sent to me about the Message Stone Books

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Hi Steven,
 
Have been reading your manuscript to the end.
 
I find this part very clear and momentous now, the style and flow of writing getting better with each page. Clear indication of why you started this project and where it may be heading. In my opinion you have landed the stone in universal cultural territory, though may later perhaps come across Aboriginal objections.
 
Guess, the part on your thorough Churinga Stone research (part of it
new and also extending to me) would not be welcomed if your book came into the hands of IATSIS, like in an English publication.
 
Congratulations! Hope my "opinion" helps; and thanks for your trust asking me to read it.
 
Good luck onwards, Love and Light,
 
Jutta

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And more reviews

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Dear Steven

I have finished both books (although I didn't write earlier) and thank you again for the opportunity to read them. We get pieces of the puzzle (as one aspect and then another is revealed) and this works well to whet our curiosity and keep us reading but I wonder if you might want to draw all the insights and implications together and discuss the big picture more fully at some point. And perhaps comment on how it is reverberating now. Having read it I feel I have to go back and read again to sort it out because there it's a little hard to keep track of the characters and differentiate them. What I appreciate Steven is that you connect the different esoteric approaches. And I think you encourage a trust in our own responses and experiences. We do have to attempt to integrate or relate the various esoteric and cultural viewpoints and also to research and venture into trying to figure it out ~ you encourage that.

Warm wishes to you and Kathrine,
Maureen

 

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And more reviews

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ENGLISH

Message Stone in Germany

Steven Guth is exploring different levels of reality in his novel MESSAGE STONE IN GERMANY.

Written in a style that is easily accessible, he has found a metaphor which at times is reminiscent of ancient fairy tales, intuitive, turning personal pain into universal imagery.

The images he evokes are haunting as is the subject he deals with, in many ways all ancient cultures have had ways of healing through a transformation of pain into images. Steven’s world is one of where the protagonist is both haunted and trying to find answers. It is a courageous effort he describes, one where his power is limited and limitless thus resembling the ancient culture of aboriginals.

Nevertheless he is able to intersperse his serious topic with episodes of clear observation of current German circumstances, be it on buses or at inns, and there are touching moments when his Singaporean Chinese wife intuitively provides the link to a kinder, a different reality which anchors the protagonist.  This provides a balance as does humour to the book’s serious message.

Christine

 

GERMAN

Message Stone - Germany

Steven Guth beschäftigt sich mit verschiedenen Ebenen der Realität in seinem Buch The Message Stone Germany. 

Das Buch liest sich leicht, und hat eine durchaus humorvolle Seite, besonders wenn es darum geht, die Eigenheiten eines kontemporären Deutschlands aus der Sicht ausländischer Besucher zu schildern. 

Doch sein eigentliches Anliegen ist ein weit tieferes. Indem er sich intuitiver Bilder bedient, bewegt er sich zwischen Realitäten, die für ihn mit großem Schmerz zu tun haben, die zentrale Themen des Lebens betreffen, die Frage Wie war es möglich? steht über und hinter allem.

Er verbindet die Kultur der Aboriginees mit der deutschen Vergangenheit, mit Hitler und seinen Vasallen, kreiert Bilder, die beeindrucken und zum Nachdenken zwingen. Ein Bindeglied zu einer weiteren, inneren Realität ist immer wieder die Figur von Kathrine, die aus einer menschlicheren Kultur zu kommen scheint, als Chinesin aus Singapur gelingt es ihr, dem Protagonisten die fast unerträglichen Erlebnisse tragen zu helfen, denen er sich aufgrund seines Gebrauchs des Message Stone der Aboriginees ausgesetzt sieht.

Christine

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