Monday, May 23, 2011

The God Matrix

Brian David Alexander
AuthorHouse (2009)
ISBN 9781438949611
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views

 

John Phoenix is a college professor of psychology and a very gifted hypnotherapist.  When he notices an increase of clients who are claiming to have been abducted by aliens, his interest is piqued.  He classifies these people into three groups. One group consists of a few people who appear to have been abducted, yet they do not have clear memories of what happened.  The second group is what he refers to as abduction wannabes.  The third is of a group that appears to have had false abduction memories implanted into their psyche.  It is the first group that John is most interested in.  His first client in this category, Shelly, comes to him seeking answers through hypnotherapy.  As John tries to recover her lost memories, he realizes that she has had her memory tampered with so that typical hypnotherapeutic techniques are useless.


In addition to Shelly's group having their memories blocked, they also have had life-altering experiences.  All of these subjects had been involved in working with government research.  After their unexplainable experiences, they find themselves making career changes that will enable them to use newly acquired gifts to help others. Shelly starts a small practice that involves healing others, using energy therapy.
           
As John continues to work with these different groups of people, he begins to suspect that the government is somehow involved.  The further he delves into this mystery, the more endangered his life becomes.  He also begins to realize that there is something happening at a much higher level.  Because of his special gifts, he has the power to try to convince humanity to save itself.  However, because of the damage that has been done to the planet and the psyche of the majority of the people, this is a daunting task.  In spite of the dangers involved with the mission that John has undertaken, he is gifted with the opportunity to experience an incredible spiritual metamorphosis. While doing this, he also finds himself drawing closer to Shelly.  They must work together to save mankind.
           
I found "The God Matrix" to be an incredibly written, well-thought-out novel.  Brian David Alexander really impressed me with his ability to write an exceptional science fiction novel incorporating all of my favorite elements such as metaphysical, psychological, intrigue, romance and suspense.  But most of all, his story infused me with the desire to want to make positive changes in my spiritual ways so that I can be more like the people who can save the planet.  In spite of the knowledge that this is a fictional novel, there is a part of me that believes there could be some truth hidden in this tale. It takes a real gift of writing for an author to be able to do that.

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