About 30 years ago I began my journey to discovering my spirituality. It happened quite by accident as I was not necessarily seeking it out, but instead it found me through people I began to encounter who would share their enlightened philosophies. I began to realize and believe that my soul has existed on this planet many times. In fact I can recall as a child being fully aware of Egypt before anyone even told me about it. The first time I visited the Louvre in Paris and found myself in the ancient Egyptian section I immediately felt an overwhelming familiarity with the relics and artefacts in the exhibit.
It was an profound experience and to this day whenever I visit Paris I feel compelled to visit the Egyptian Exhibit at the Louvre How I discovered my main characters was quite by accident. I had been sitting in my apartment in Manhattan one evening and it was as though someone was piping a thought into my mind and it was the end of The Lighbearers. Two weeks later the middle came, a couple of weeks after that the beginning. I knew that I had to write this story and began my research in the New York Public Library. I was walking down the empty aisles of the Egyptian section when a book fell off the shelf and landed at my feet. I picked it up and began to read it. It was a biography about Akhenaten and I was immediately mesmerized by his life and his Queen Nefertiti.
Nefertiti and Akhenaten and Nefertiti were truly light years ahead of their time. He is considered to be the most benevolent of all the Egyptian Pharoahs. Akhenaten believed there was only one God and was the first human to ever espouse that philosophy; it even believed that he influenced Moses. Akhenaten’s name was originally Aminophis but he changed to Akhenaten which mean glory of the sun because the sun god was the god he felt to whom they pay homage. It was very difficult for him to foster that notion because of the power held by the high priests of the other gods in which the Egyptians believed.
The capital of Egypt at the time was Thebes so Akhenaten and Nefertiti decided to move further north along the Nile to build a new capital where they could promote this new way of thinking and the new city was called Akhetaten which meant horizon of the sun. They provided food and shelter to all their subjects and shared Egypt’s great wealth as they did not believe anyone should go without food or a roof over their heads so for those in need they were taken care of. They also encouraged new art forms and did away with cruel and inhuman treatment by the tax collectors. His court was filled with people of many backgrounds and colors. They tried to create a Utopia and in fact nearly succeeded, they were very well loved by their subjects. Unfortunately when they died, the city was razed by the High Priests of the deities from Thebes. The residents were given a day to vacate and the city was destroyed. Today the city of Tel El Armana sits upon the ruins of Akhetaten.
And so I created a fantasy about them. The Lightbearers is about Akhenaten and Nefertiti reincarnating together for the past 3300 years. As Lightbearers, their mission is to be guardians of the human race and I have ascribed to them the powers of astral projection, psycho-kinesis and telepathy. In ancient Egypt, they were mentored by another Lightbearer - a being from a more advanced civilization. They must try and influence anyone whose path they cross to become Lightbearers as well and hopefully raise the collective consciousness of humanity.
In the 21st century they discover a terrible secret for which they are assassinated and must return to resolve the conflict. They can determine when they return and their genders, but they cannot predetermine their identities so they have to pick a place a time and a signal by which they can identify each other. They decide to meet in 20 years to resolve the conflict. He will sit under a tree near the computer science building at UCLA strumming and singing \"Imagine\" by John Lennon. They find each other but not without a hitch.
About the Author
Nora M. Garcia was born, raised and educated in New York City and now makes her home in Southern California where, recently divorced, she enjoys a successful career in the media business. When Nora first began researching The Lightbearers, she went to the New York Public Library and immediately headed for the Egyptian section. While walking down the empty aisles a book suddenly fell off the shelf and landed at her feet. It turned out to be Akhenaten’s biography; Nora was immediately captivated with his story and hence the creation of a fantasy about Akhenatena and Nefertiti.