When a beanstalk starts growing out of the rubble of the World Trade Center, chaos erupts in New York City. Jack Tott, a twenty-six-year-old musician, believes that if he climbs the beanstalk, he will somehow find the means to help save his dying sister. Caitlin Bingham, an archaeoastronomer, suspects that the beanstalk is related to the mysterious disappearance of Pachakutek, a planet she recently discovered.But the lands and inhabitants in the world above the beanstalk are beyond anything Jack or Caitlin could have imagined. A strange cave, a huge thorn maze, a dapper five-foot-tall mosquito, a paranoid bird who is the last of his species, and an ancient Incan civilization are just part of the adventure that awaits Jack and Caitlin.With a lightning-quick pace and basis in real events of the twenty-first century, The Ascendancy offers hope and a new mythology for the world at this volatile point in our history.
There is a profound change that is taking place on our planet…
Millions of people across the earth are feeling it. It is a universal sociological phenomena. It is political; it is religious. It is spiritual. It affects every aspect of every society on our planet, and will gather increasing momentum as our world approaches 2012.
THE ASCENDANCY first began as a screenplay years before the events of September 11, 2001. The characters, the plot, the central images and the locations were essentially unchanged when I wrote the novel, but since the world had drastically changed since September 11, the way the novel was perceived, by fact, had also changed. In essence, reality had colored and dramatically changed fiction.
As an author, who is passionate and committed to the theme of my novel, I decided that I had to preserve the story with its characters, locations, conflicts and symbols intact, as I had originally written it long before that horrific Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001.
Years of research, as well as several journeys to South America, went into the information contained in The Ascendancy. The Yamqui Drawing, or Jack’s dream, is an actual manuscript of chronicler Juan de Santacruz Pachakuti Yamqui Salcamaygua. It is the cosmological diagram of the Incas as the chronicler drew it four hundred years ago.
The prophecies of the Hopi and the Incas, the mathematics of the Mayan Calendar, the documented fall and subsequent collapse of the Inca civilization in Cajamarca, the discovery of the Bible Code by Dr. Eliyahu Rips, the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, the architecture of Machu Picchu in the Andes of Peru, all of these are based upon extensive research of historical events, scientific theories, and ascendant locations of our Earth.
What is remarkable is that the oral and written prophecies of diverse indigenous peoples, who were separated by centuries and thousands of miles, are similar, if not, in some cases, identical. What may be even more remarkable is that the knowledge derived by these peoples from listening to the earth and the universe leads us to the same conclusions obtained from the scientific research of quantum physics, string theory, mathematics and archaeology using the most sophisticated computers. These different indigenous cultures have collectively left a powerful message for us at the brink of the 21st Century.
Just as there is a diversity of cultures and governments on our planet, there is diversity in how humankind derives it information. They are all valid.
Out of the death and debris of September 11, 2001, there is a great hope, if we are willing to see it and we are willing to ascend.