“A thought-provoking and absorbing dystopian tale with a New Age touch [that] balances the exploration of human relationships with environmental, social, and political issues … CALI THE DESTROYER is an illuminating and deep read, and the result is a must-read tale in tune with contemporary concerns that it dresses up as an Orwellian future.” Readers’ Favorite
“CALI THE DESTROYER is a journey into Gnosticism and the mystery schools … It certainly is refreshing to read a novel that is educational as well as entertaining. As an author myself, I understand the importance of incorporating an important message into the framework of a novel. Sol has done this exceptionally well. Take a journey into Gnosticism and other ancient traditions through this novel, and use it as a spring board into further research and enlightenment!” Roger Gilbert, Author, LISTEN TO THE WIND SPEAK FROM THE HEART
“Sol Luckman has succeeded at creating a highly enjoyable and compelling narrative about the power of gnosis unlike any fantasy novel I’ve read in the last 10 years. Packed with humor and a lighthearted tone that makes for an easy page-turner, CALI THE DESTROYER is quickly becoming my most recommended fictional book of 2021!” Mike Winner, Co-founder of Alfa Vedic
“When a book resonates and reminds one of experiences, thoughts and dreams, you know how special it is. CALI THE DESTROYER is a veritable rollercoaster ride of excitement … Think THE CELESTINE PROPHECY meets MISSION IMPOSSIBLE and we’re close! CALI THE DESTROYER shows us our possible future if we allow evil to continue and overcome us. This ‘faction’-filled book illuminates from the first chapter. Cali’s reality blurs with our own and gives us the vision and hope that, collectively, we have the power to create a beautiful world. Sol Luckman has more than a few messages to share where the healing of one’s self is just the start. I think this book has huge potential. I think I will read it again!” Sean Maguire, Author, OUT OF THE BAG
“Sol Luckman’s CALI THE DESTROYER was a magnificent adventure … I didn’t want it to end! This novel felt like more than ‘just’ a novel—it was reminiscent of a shamanic journey in which I felt more connected to my soul, the interconnectedness of all, as well as the soul of our beautiful Goddess planet. CALI made me view the sacred masculine and sacred feminine through a ‘refreshing’ new lens. Luckman’s depiction of the sacred masculine and sacred feminine twin flames is enlightening. He also depicted the earth in such a way that I felt more deeply connected to nature. (I didn’t think that was possible.) I felt there were many subtle references all helping the reader connect with their truth of connection with the Goddess. Reading this novel was like a breath of fresh air … pun intended!” Natalie Jones
“Absolutely fascinating novel filled with love, romance, excitement and thrilling adventures. Mr. Luckman has blessed us with another amazingly well-researched, timely, enlightening and illuminating masterpiece. CALI THE DESTROYER kept me up late a couple of times and, truly, I could not have enjoyed those late nights more. I heartily recommend this beautiful and special work of art!” Liliana Cartagena
“Imagine a future where our worst mistakes become celebrated and only connection with our true Mother can save us. Sol Luckman shows us, by bringing them to life in this remarkable novel, that the Gnostic mysteries hold the ultimate key to our collective salvation.” Andrew L. Foss
“The correlation to today’s headlines is indisputable. I can only hope that ‘fiction’ will become fact. The vision in the book of what could be is so beautiful, I am hoping and praying and intenting for it every day!” Kristen VanZandt
“Who we truly are and what we can do about where we find ourselves, are vitally important questions for many of us—especially since 2020. This book makes a wonderful contribution towards describing the issues at hand, and points us towards an energetic solution we can all participate in. I found it truly uplifting.” Tim Chapman
“This book delivers an enchanting, magical, witty and adventurous journey through the last leg of humanity’s process of awakening from their slumber and their slavery, told through the personal odyssey of Cali Crowell, the Destroyer. Like Sol Luckman’s other novels, it is meant to be more than half didactic—introducing the reader to vast conspiracies, subtle workings of the body and of reality, sparse nuggets of wisdom, but most markedly the Fallen Goddess Scenario, this fundamental Gnostic myth that allows us to familiarize ourselves again with the Mother Earth, and to recognize how mystical, profound and important our relationship with Her is. It is a tale so fantastical, while still grounded in very real spiritual truths, that it may leave the reader wondering for a long time where exactly the line between what’s real and what’s not is drawn.” Riccardo Broccoletti
“One of the best books to read. Fast paced action with a lot of suspense and romantic spice. One thing I liked the most is the fact that the action is a mirror picture of today’s world. It is artfully weaved, nevertheless, very palpable. Very intense at ties and relaxing at other parts. Masterpiece. Everyone should read it.” Leszek Kudla
“I LOVED IT! SO poignant and timely, like reading a prophecy with style.” Suzann
“Sol Luckman’s CALI THE DESTROYER is an honest and potent look at the state of our current society as well as a fantastical adventure full of quirky characters and futuristic world building. Luckman’s world feels unique and engaging but also scarily realistic given our current times. I really enjoyed reading this novel, and it ended up feeling much shorter than it actually was as I felt compelled to fly through it as I got more and more involved in the story. Powerful and highly recommended!” Fefe Winston
“Brilliant, relevant and inspiring read! I absolutely LOVED this book. I had heard of Sol but never read his books and now I’m hooked! He ties in history, existentialism, topics of mass relevance today, and an awakening of consciousness—all in one brilliant and inspiring story. I got tingles multiple times throughout and hope for humanity. A must-read! May the Luminous Child awaken in you!” Bryenna
“I love this book. It’s a wonderfully engaging story, primarily about a couple of mismatched teenagers, but also about the political, psychological and environmental situation they come to battle with in the near future. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Cali is a successful young white pop singer, while her partner Juice is a ‘Person of Color’ or POC from the Hinterlands (the wrong side of the tracks). They go on an amazing journey to a mythical land where she is reunited with her mother, and learns how to save the planet from the patriarchy. The story refers to Gnostic myths concerning the Goddess Sophia, who became the Earth, but also accidentally created a race of evil mind-parasites called Archons, the secret power behind the patriarchy. It’s a very well-written story, very difficult to put down once you start reading, and absolutely in tune with the present challenges the whole world faces—environmental destruction, totalitarian government and the psychological prison of the population.” Peter M. Johnston
“A great read, on many levels. I really enjoyed this book, it’s magical and yet a bit dark … I found it to be uplifting and a great story, action packed and really well written. There are many levels to this book, and parallels to life, the unfolding of the spiritual journey and the dark night of the soul. I highly recommend.” C. Duffy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sol Luckman is a pioneering ink and acrylic painter whose work has been featured on mainstream book covers, the fast-paced trading game BAZAAR, and at least one tattoo on a female leg last sighted in Australia. Sol is also an acclaimed author of fiction, nonfiction, and humor.
Sol’s visionary novel SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING, the coming-of-age tale of one extraordinary boy’s awakening to the world-changing reality of his dreams, won the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for New Age Fiction.
Written with young adult and young-at-heart readers in mind, SNOOZE further proved its literary merit by being selected as a 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Finalist in the Young Adult-Coming of Age category and receiving an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Beach Book Festival Prize competition in the General Fiction category.
Building on this deep dive into lucid dreaming, parallel universes and Hindu mysticism, Sol’s new novel, CALI THE DESTROYER, Finalist in both the New Age and Visionary Fiction categories of the 2021 International Book Awards, is a page-turner of a sci-fi tale set in an Orwellian future seeded in the dystopian present that radically rewrites Gnosticism as well as the origins of the earth and humanity.
Sol’s popular book of humor and satire, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY: A SPIRITED GLOSSARY FOR THE LITTLE DEVIL IN YOU, received the 2017 National Indie Excellence Award for Humor and was selected as a Finalist in the Humor category of both the 2018 International Book Awards and the 2018 Best Book Awards.