Is it possible for a gardener
to embrace but one single flower in a vast garden and close the eyes to all
the surrounding profusion of life?
It has been said that space is the final frontier. I like to disagree. I
propose that the final frontier is the Principle of Universal Love. We have
reached into space. We have achieved what no other form of life that we know
of has accomplished; to leave the Earth and return to it. Nevertheless, we
still hate and steal from each other and make wars and kill human beings in
countless different ways. We can reach to the distant planets while we have
not yet discovered the art to reach across a table heart to heart, securely
and generously. This frontier still lies open to be discovered. Its
dimension promises to be infinitely more beautiful than what we find in the
emptiness of space. While space exploration is critical for our continued
existence on the Earth in the near future, the discoveries that are being
made remain largely blocked by the still lacking development in the
‘spiritual’ or ‘inner space’ where our relationship with one-another as
human beings unfolds.
The precious love story, Erica's Flower Garden, is also a sex story, a story
of barriers that are protected, that render the world small, while the heart
reaches for freedom.
The story, Erica’s Flower Garden, is a selected story from my series of 12
novels, The Lodging for the Rose.
The combination of Sex and Sacrament in the theme was chosen as a daring
project to gently highlight the fact that in spite of the wide scene of
division and isolation of numerous types in the human ‘landscape,’ we remain
fundamentally what we have always been, a people of a common humanity that
we all share as human beings.
The focus on Sex has been chosen for it being one of the longest enduring
aspects of our humanity that has a uniting and equalizing quality that
transcends all the little artificial things we place in our way and fight
wars for, religiously, politically, militarily, socially, and even in the
The term Sacrament was chosen in combination with sex, for its uniting and
celebratory meaning to bring the divine quality of humanity into focus as a
single universal whole that is largely defined by spiritual qualities.
The book presented here, Erica’s Flower Garden, is an element of the
Sex and Sacrament project and carries an exploration for the ongoing healing
that also includes the healing of science. Like sex and beauty, science is a
spiritual aspect of our humanity that comes to light with a profound quality
that is wide in scope, but often becomes lost when truth becomes privatized
and imprisoned into the box of narrow-minded doctrines where truthfulness
becomes less and less a factor and faith in politically defined truth
effectively closes the door evermore to the scene of evidence that is
disallowed by the rule of doctrines. Thus, the story of Erica’s flower
garden becomes a much wider story when seen as a metaphor.
The story, Erica’s Flower Garden, is a story of several chapters from Book 1
(Discovering Love) of my series of 12 novels, The Lodging for the
Rose. The story that is told, is situated in Leipzig, Germany, near the
end of the Communist era, though it could be situated anywhere and in any
modern time frame
For more information on the book, the novels, the Ice Age science, the
Kaleidoscope Project, and related aspects, please visit my CYGNI website:
Rolf A. F. Witzsche