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Beasts of Tarmul

This is the beginning of the new part in “Benjamin Jones – Son of Darkness” (now a work in progress), which is #5 in the epic dark-fantasy series.

Each beginning or part starts with a short poem into the epic section of the events.

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PART  18

Beasts  of  Tarmul

From  Tarmul’s  mouth  the  beasts  be  born.

From  Tarmul’s  skies  heard  be  great  horn.

Hear  ye  now  who  comes  from  the  depths!

Hear  ye  now  who  brings  such  many  breaths!

Such  Supreme  Being,  ancient  Son  of  The  Dark;

For  it’s  He  who  comes  as  the  story’s  antihero,

For  he  within  the  prophecy  plays  great  part,

For  he  brings  that  ancient  beast  of  death,  Spiro.

Why  has  He  come??  And  where  is  our  Ben??

That  original  boy  who  was  lost  and  then  found.

Magic-born,  his  soul  ancient  and  free  from  men.

And  now  new  God  visiting  that  Úgolff  Mound.  

He’ll  be  summoned  by  odd  and  occult  Plant,

He’ll  be  fierce  and  just  within  fight  most  cruel;

As  the  fields  light  up  great  power  it’ll  grant,

Against  new  perils  from  below  with  no  rule.

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When it comes to love…

When it comes to love

It can feel like walking on water or air, so free and inspiring. But how do people know real love?? Because it is not exciting, or passionate, or something that goes low and then high, or something that makes you go crazy.

All this is the fulfillment of a need in you. You were depressed before, felt lonely; and now you found attraction, someone you like, and you confuse this exciting and new event in your life with true love. Is it true love though?? How sure are you??

When it comes to self-awareness

Sadly, the average human being, or most of us, are needy and always seeking fulfilment outside of us. So, if I don’t find it outside me, then I cannot feel loved and happy. And, if I do find it outside me, then I feel so loved and so happy.

This is very narcissistic, selfish, truly short in self-awareness; but it doesn’t sound like this to you, I’m sure, because it is how most of the world live so it is the “normal” way. But, the truth being, that it is all about making use of self-awareness in this life. Self-awareness will tell you if it is true love, true happiness.

When it comes to all pleasure

Self-awareness is like calming, never-ending waters in a vast ocean. So, when you meet someone, or when you sleep with someone, or when you marry someone, seek within your mind this self-awareness, this calming water.

Seek beyond any excitement, passion, sexual or emotional fulfillment. For us to find the truth, self-awareness, the real answers, we must go beyond the fulfillment or pleasure we feel. Fulfillment and pleasure are fine, but they are just superficial events.

When it comes to really knowing life

It’s like the agitated waters in the ocean. This agitation is not the true state of the waters, too much motion and things going on to really experience the majesty of the waters. It might be exciting, but it has to end at some point.

So, always seek self-awareness, beyond the superficial things you think and feel. Seek the peace. If you’re patient enough, the peace, the calmness, will speak the truth to you about love, happiness, and about all the things you experience in life.

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The purest essence

Truly unique/rare/pure

The greatest and purest love. The love that transcends time and space. The love that gives unlimited and absolute freedom. This is the love for life. love that keeps you inspired, strong, optimistic, visionary, and able to access empathy and understanding for your past, your present, and your future.

But, to be honest, it is truly rare to actually discover this love within oneself. Most of us seek any signs of this pure love outside ourselves, specially when it comes to jumping from relationship to relationship. And so the concept and belief of “falling in love” and “falling out of love” is born in the mind.

An un-attached mind

So popular in society and in people’s lives now-a-days. The depression. The isolation. The loneliness. The feelings of unworthiness. The suicidal ideas. Most mental issues. A lack of identity. All this is born from this concept and belief of a beginning and an end of/to love. Like love is a mere object and idea the mind plays with.

Like love relies on who you meet and on what happens outside in society. But, whether we want to admit it or not, the fact of the matter is that for freedom to truly exist then the mind must get rid of all concepts and ideas, thus getting rid of a beginning and an end of/to love.

Inner freedom

Because love is essential for life. Because there is no life without love. Because life is to be enjoyed fully, and you can only enjoy it through the purest love. The greatest mistake is to lean on concepts, philosophies, and beliefs telling us that love is out there.

I know from experience, because I thought like this for decades. But I finally understand that true love is inner freedom, thus letting go of everything and anyone out there.

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New Stories

We tell stories each day

Life is personal storytelling. We tell stories in our minds, and to ourselves, every day, do we not?? I do not like this. I do like this. I do not trust this way. I trust this way. I am hurt by this. I do not care about this. This and that. Experiences, for positive or negative, we create for ourselves.

But the best storytelling comes from freedom from rules, from emotional openness, and from daily wrestling with new ideas without giving up. The stories you tell yourself in your mind. You must create new stories.

Freedom is key

Freedom from rules of how to think, feel, and live. Freedom from how you thought, felt, and lived in the past. Each day is a new day, and you must live accordingly in order to experience yourself anew.

Experiencing yourself anew means creating how you think and feel now, detached from your past, from what happened to you, from who you were, from who others were, from the dreams and desires you once had.

Cut the cord

Because what truly matters is the joy you get from the exploration, right now, without bias from past experiences, without you clinging to past events and desires. It’s about the Now and the Tomorrow. What you feel now creates your life Now.

What you feel now is creating your life for Tomorrow as well. So, you must be able to cut the cord to your past, and especially cut the cord to the mindset acquired from your past. That cord, precisely, is what holds you back from better thinking, feeling, and from better things in life.

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The Great Orb…

Dreams and magic

Creativity and love.

I hope your day is going well. I thought I’d share a little of the story I’m writing so far:

“Here’s the funny, and very interesting, thing about dreams: Even though our dreams are product of our minds, we never actually dream exactly what we consciously want. Sure, we can have pleasant dreams, or twisted ones; however, moments before sleep we don’t say to ourselves that we want to dream what we dream…

“We are not in control. Our subconscious takes over. We just go along for the ride. But, deep in the crevices of our minds, the truth, the beyond, the darkness and the light hide in wait for the awakening conscience living in dreams. And now, unknown dreams had taken over while Red remained in her coma, placed inside a slumber pod, and located in a semi-lit chamber of The Castle of Illusions…

“No one had been able to do anything about it. After that last event with the shadow ghouls in the skies, after she fell hundreds of feet the dragon-wolf grabbed her just in time, her mind had simply gone inwards, isolated itself, shut off from outside reality (see series #4). Now a tear rolled down her face. She dreamed and experienced some hidden, challenging truth…

“Count Morgol had put 2 of his highest mages in charge of discovering what was happening inside her mind. The mentioned gremlins observed a sphere of energy hovering a few feet above ground and away from the slumber pod. This head-sized ball radiated a yellow, green and red substance around it, more like the dazzling vision of a rainbow in the sky…

“I’m afraid your attempts to learn anything from the orb will not be successful, little ones,” the voice came from the shadows. “I too thought The Great Sphere would give us the answers we wanted about Red.”…

“The silver god stepped into the light and approached the slumber pod, then he felt the energy coming off it with his hands. The gremlins became very humbled, and yet excited, by his presence, so they started immediately communicating their respects in their language. But they didn’t really know how to treat a Celestial god, so they just knelt on the ground to worship him…

“O, please, there’s no need for that,” he said while smiling, approaching them and offering his hand. “Get up. And tell me: What are your names??”…

“And so they told him their names. And, of course, he clearly understood their gibberish…

“Well, Pkontuksunu and Pkontiksini, nice to meet you. Would you call Morgol down here for me??”…

“Yes, Mr. Detreus!” they both cried at the same time, then went about their new duties…

“In the background, the spiritual orb, or The Sphere of Truth and Wisdom, had started releasing slight, but still somewhat critical, pulses into the air that, mixed with the projected colors, appeared to be similar to heavy sound waves without any particular sound. He became interested and started feeling the pulsing pattern…

“There was certainly a strange reading in the air, and as he came to the center of the room he became connected to it. As the holographic lights flashed in front and around him, he sat quietly in meditation pose on the ground and felt his surroundings. Not far from this event, Red stirred slightly and quietly grimaced in her dream-containment pod…

“Detreus then proceeded to shut his eyes and extend his arms, thus touching the flashing colors and merging with it. There was indeed a special communication that was going beyond the physical here, because the sphere held great secrets, even greater knowledge, and magic beyond comprehension. Now, The Great Sphere had been created by the ancient Celestials, and the silver god, being a Celestial himself, was a direct descendant of these gods…

“Created from the blood and tears of the first fallen angel, or of the first Celestial who led the revolution against the old established system of governance, the said orb now possessed great sentiency and was entering his mind. The images he was seeing, as the voices he was hearing, were catastrophic and ominous; but also familiar and comforting…

“Show me more,” he said as he suddenly opened his eyes and stood up. Then he walked towards the orb and continued, “Great Sphere, tell me more.”…

“Then Count Morgol quietly entered the chamber, but seeing the event happening he stayed in the shadows watching the silver god communicate with the sentient sphere. There were more lights flashing, and even shadows dancing, which lasted for a few more seconds. Then the orb became peaceful and the communication ended…

“I take it you found your gokurawani,” Morgol started as he left the shadows for the light…

“Yes, The Chosen One is ready,” replied Detreus while sensing the orb one last time. “He’s not lost. He found his way. And he also found some new friends it seems.”…

“There are all sorts of creatures in the dream worlds…”

~ Benjamin Jones #5, “Son of Darkness” ~

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Leading a better life

Springs from the inside

You never know what the future holds. Things have a way to change, for the better or for the worse, based on your mindset, not necessarily based on outside circumstances.

The country can be in turmoil. Marketplaces down. Future prospects of private matter in general shot down or in absolute disarray. But your life truly springs from the inside, not from the outside.

Life then…

Sadly, most people get attached to the environments outside them, and so their minds become lost and enslaved by them. But life begins inside the seed, as in the biggest tree.

Life in the cosmos from a single dot of energy exploding outwards, as in the Big Bang. And so the life you experience, even though you may be lost in your environment, begins inside you, springing from a single neuron to a single thought that spreads throughout your whole body.

From that feeling leading your body and mind, you create your life. So, reality is just the by-product of that single neuron’s content that spreads throughout your body. For good or bad, you project your life and create your future sprouting from that seed within you.

Only in yourself

Sometimes things do not go as planned. Sometimes one works hard to get something without success. Sometimes the environment seems to create life. But the greatest mistake then is to believe this.

If you believe it, your mind then makes it real to you. So believe only in yourself as creator, which means to ignore society, its systems, its events, and all its predictions and opinions.

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Letting go to free yourself

The road inwards

Each man’s life is really a road towards himself, and it is in dealing with himself that he discovers that every experience in the world emerges from himself. The way he chooses to think and feel about the breakups, about the loss of his house, about the poverty he experiences, and about everything else entirely is the key to his failure or success.

Because when we meet a person we love or hate, or when we think that we are valued or not valued, or when we feel that we can or cannot do this, or whatever it is, there lies our bias. The mindset we have. The attachment to that mindset. Because it’s all about the content of our minds and the perspective we choose to see and experience from something lived.

Observe yourself

It is these brains we have, they compartmentalize everything. So, if you attach yourself to anything, and it is then not what you expected, you start believing that it is not you but them. But if you become self-aware, you realize that you are indeed your best friend and also your worst enemy. You just didn’t know it before because you were too self-involved.

You are alone in the world, and yet you attach the way you think and feel to others. It is their brains, that confuse people who are not aware, which, sadly, it is most people in the world. So, in living life, do not remain attached to mindsets. Whatever these mindsets are, you can never know the truth of yourself and of life through them.

Let it go

Mindsets are like groups in society. They will enslave you without your knowledge. They will become bias to your thinking and feeling. They won’t allow you to remain open-minded to all there is to understand in life. They will put you in a box and limit the way you see that life. You can’t really expand your awareness like this.

Only in letting go from the attachment to your own mind you can discover happiness. Or you can be like most people, chase money and more knowledge, and more relationships and goals, and more beauty and popularity, and this and that, and then end up frustrated and confused because happiness escapes you. But whatever you choose to do, always remind yourself that it’s all you.

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Visualization first

The Cradle of Creativity

Visualization is the process of great creativity. Of course, it is extremely powerful when we are children. But, as most of us age, we forget about it and replace it with intellectuality. But an increase in intellectuality lowers intelligence and visualization. So, truly, if a man desires to get somewhere in life, he must envision where exactly.

If we seek something, we must take the time and mentally focus to envision what it is we seek. The first step to get something we want, something we feel passionate about, is to envision it in our minds. And if you want something but you can’t envision it, then first learn about it and study what you really want.

Determination and commitment, that strong, inner drive to pursue something important to us, increases when we can actually see and experience prior to taking the necessary steps. That is why I became an Indie author. And that is why I came up with the unique and very original Dark Fantasy series.

“I found myself completely invested in the characters. Perhaps the most compelling thing for me is how I can connect emotionally with the character’s very plight. You got to read this story!”  ~ Marlow Reads.

“A great book. Fellowship, ghouls and the quest to find one’s true self. I can’t wait to read Author Asa Rodriguez other books in the series. An indie author to follow!!”  ~ TC Lovejoy.

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Being happy

What it is

Many of you won’t understand. But, instead of just pursuing, have you really thought about what being happy really is??

-Being happy is not about the things you have. Because things can be exciting and fulfilling at first, but this won’t last and won’t change how you feel about yourself.

-Being happy is not about holding certain beliefs and following the path set by others. Because this does not make you unique, it just makes you another cog in the machine.

-Being happy is not about the right moment, the right people, the right place. Because all these are egoistical demands that your mind makes in its anxiety, in its emptiness, in its frustration now.


We all seek happiness. And that’s the problem, in seeking it. When you seek something, your mind attaches itself to a vision, to a goal, to an influence of what happiness should mean for you.

This process of seeking makes you frustrated, anxious, even less capable than others. So, happiness has nothing to do with seeking; but everything to do with being. And what’s being??

Being is discovering yourself. But we cannot discover ourselves if the most important thing for us is position in society, or money, or traveling, or family, or relationships. Because, although great things, such things are seeking what has been already established out there for you, stealing your own uniqueness.

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The motivator

Superior-minded people

Small-minded people blame others, like the government, the elite, the wealthy, etc. Average-minded people blame themselves, but they do not take the necessary steps to actually change.

Superior-minded people see that blaming is wasting time, and they take the needed steps to actually change. They see that the origin of everything in existence is health. From feeling healthy (in mind and body), a person feels good about himself.

Feeling good about himself then, he treats others better, he feels good about his life and about his capacity to be successful in the future. This empowers him in the present, to keep being positive and motivating himself to be better and better.