The Goddess Was First

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Sol Luckman

Before male gods were established by patriarchal warlords,“ writes author and researcher Jason Breshears in the description to this fascinating video, ”cultures of Old Bronze Age venerated the Goddess.“

As author myself of a multi-award-winning work of visionary fiction about the Goddess and matriarchal society, CALI THE DESTROYER, I found Jason’s presentation both highly consistent with my own research and truly eye-opening in parts. Here’s a popular interview I gave not long ago on similar subject matter …

The host of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio, Miguel Conner, who authored VOICES OF GNOSTICISM, had this to say about my fictional take on the Goddess:

“Like some raconteur alchemist, Luckman comingles ancient mysticism, engaging characters, and social issues to sublimate the alchemical gold that is unique but timeless storytelling. As a dystopia, the work feels like it’s happening right now. As a work of fiction, it feels like the perennial trope of man versus God—except it’s hard to tell who the villain or hero is. A simultaneously disturbing and amazing read, you’ll probably end up finding your own Philosopher’s Stone.“


Below, enjoy an excerpt from the audiobook, which was just selected as a Distinguished Favorite in the 2022 NYC Big Book Awards, where the novel also won in Visionary Fiction.

The audiobook is available with Amazon premiumplus for $0.00. Alternatively, with a modest monthly subscription to my Substack, you’ll be enjoy the audiobook and the ebook along with additional regularly updated premium content for healing and transforming your life.

“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


Alter Ego

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.

His books include the international bestselling CONSCIOUS HEALING, which you can read free online, and its popular sequel, POTENTIATE YOUR DNA, available in English and Spanish.

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.

[url=]Read Reviews[/url]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 DESTROYERWinner of the 2022 National Indie Excellence Award for Visionary Fiction, Silver Medalist for Visionary Fiction in the 2022 Readers’ Favorite Awards and 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.

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