Centuries ago we were robbed of our true heritage, a divine immortality, and enshrouded in the unforgiving spiritual myth of Heaven/Hell.
Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said you are gods'? (John 10:34)
was revised to
Remember, man, that you are dust and unto dust you shall return!
In sixth-century Constantinople, the Emperor Justinian coerced the Church to decree that the doctrine of reincarnation was anathema: heresy punishable by excommunication and death.
In nineteenth-century America, a father and daughter are compelled by unquestionable evidence to accept that had lived before and loved each other as husband and wife, the man as this same Justinian and the woman as his empress, Theodora.
The Anathemas, a Novel of Reincarnation and Restitution, is the epic story of two individuals who recover their personal past identities and, in the process, uncover this abominable crime that obscured the divinity of all souls.
A novel, but firmly based on history, notably Procopius's Secret History and Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, it weaves the religious controversy over reincarnation into a multi-lifetime saga of conspiracy, redemption and love at the urgent pace of a thriller.