'The Veils of Illusion'

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"A beautifully evocative allegory of the spiritual journey reading somewhat like 'A Pilgrim's Progress' for the 21st Century."

Watkins Books, www.watkinsbooks.co.uk

"A sacred & enchanting tale of the soul's journey through the polarities of light & dark, restriction & freedom, vulnerability & power"

Steve Nobel, www.stevenobel.com
A director of Alternatives, St James's

"This book will open your eyes to the 'inner' you; the subconcious which plays such a huge part in your life - an extremely powerful & moving story. On a scale of 1 to 10, it scores a 10 plus."

J. Osborne, Paradigm Shift Magazine (2010) www.paradigmshiftmagazine.com



“The hope and wisdom in this straightforwardly beautiful book make it an encouraging tale for anyone seeking help, and even more for anyone believing it to be unnecessary . . . . . . . . .Readers will come out into the Light much more aware of the Veils blinding and hindering them from leading whole and happy lives. And will learn how to trust in something greater.”

(Andrea, a reader from Japan)

“I wanted to send my personal congratulations on an amazing story. I really resonated with the story all the way through and am sure everyone reading it will benefit greatly.”

(Joan Osborne, www.paradigmshiftmagazine.com)

“Reading this book was for me like a re-living of my own journey only beautifully captured in words and poetry; a profound and helpful companion and a truly magical read.”

(Joanna, a reader from Oxford UK)

“This is a lovely story of self-discovery conveyed as an allegory to the classic Hero’s Journey. As the various veils are peeled away Sophia discovers much about herself and the world around her. A story we could all benefit from.”

(Dianne Fergurson, Editor, www.mindbodyspiritodyssey.com)

“Like many 21st Century women, Sophia realises the limitations enforced on her existence. She decides to unravel her predicament through a quest that takes her into the inner and often hidden realms of the psyche . . . . . . . The Veils of Illusion is intended to inspire you to heal and empower your being, fulfil your authentic calling and help evolve the world”

(Dr Lila Moore, Spiritual filmmaker www.transformative-cinedance.com)

“Thank you for writing this book. It has been a great comfort to me and a source of inspiration and hope.”

(Fred, an elderly gentleman from Essex)

“This is a story about one person’s experience of crippling fear and pain in the form of depression, the ability to go within, to look for answers and a way out which leads us on a long and brave search for hope and new life”

(Liz Lightbown, Senior manager in Mental Health, Yorkshire)

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Poetry and Music

Here is an extract from one of my poems:

"I listen instead to the voice deep inside, The voice which has stayed away too long, And I feel I could stay here all day," read more

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‘All I Remember’ sung by soul/jazz artist Kat. D

About Maria Pelengaris

"I feel that this book will provide encouragement and reassurance to anyone struggling with the task of trying to live more authentically, by helping them to see the various obstacles as opportunities for learning and keeping in view the light at the end of the tunnel."

- Jeremy Cranswick, Watkins Books


"Thank you for your inspirational and important book... it touches the archetypal domain where real transformation and development happens."

- Dr Lila Moore, Spiritual film maker


"'The Veils of Illusion' is an insightful book. It helps the reader to 'look at life from the inside out, rather than from the outside in' as the late C.G. Jung once said."

- Jacquelyn Owens, Artist