I’m hosting an interview today for the book tour for “The Unknown Mother”, an inspirational / metaphysical novel by author Dielle Ciesco. Thanks for answering my questions, Dielle.
I fell in love with words before I could read them, and I realized pretty early on that, for me, writing was much more fun than reading. So I’ve always enjoyed it. I’ve always been told that I write well. I didn’t realize it was part of my calling until much later, though. But through the years, I’ve written everything from short-stories, screenplays, poetry, lyrics, magazine articles, blogs, and now, books. Now, writing is not just part of my professional endeavors and creative pursuits; it is how I process my life experiences.
Is The Unknown Mother your first novel? If not, please tell us a little about your first book.
Yes, it’s my first. And oy vay! What a birthing process! I began writing it as a non-fiction book about 7 years ago. It just wasn’t coming together. Then I had the inspiration to write fiction, thanks to Victor Wooten’s fabulous story, The Music Lesson. When I made the switch, the book practically wrote itself in just a couple of months. It also seems to have unblocked me in other writings as well. In fact, I just finished a non-fiction companion book, and it came together quite easily and magically.
The Unknown Mother: A Magical Walk with the Goddess of Sound is the story of a woman destined to discover the power of her very own voice. In a dark night of the soul, she meets a Matrika or being that presides over the sounds of language taking her on as a student. This beguiling and eccentric teacher guides her on a deep and powerful journey through 10 mystical gates of sound, sharing great insights, secrets, and profound wisdom about the power of breath, letters, words, and sound to transform the world around us. It’s all based on my experiences with sacred sound and Toltec shamanism, two guiding forces in my life for the past 13 years.
I didn’t really choose it; it chose me. ; )
Yes! Read my book! It’s about learning to express yourself from a much deeper place than we’ve been taught. It’s about uncovering your true message, not just regurgitating what is already out there. The world needs your authentic story. Don’t listen to the voices of doubt that wrestle with your desires and ambitions to write. But don’t settle for less than your best either. Write, modify, ask your guidance for clarity, and trust in the process. Work consciously with your intent to create something that will transform you and your readers for the better.
My 2nd book,Your True Voice, was just accepted for publication by Anyi Books, so I’m very excited about that. It is the nonfiction companion to The Unknown Mother that I mentioned. Unlike my first attempt with nonfiction, which felt like a drawn-out chore, I was able to write it in such a way that it combines elements of fiction with nonfiction making it quite unusual and a really fun tool for people drawn to this work. So whether or not people have read the 1st book, they can use the next one to unleash the power of the voice…and of course, together, they’re going to pack quite a punch.
Thanks for taking the time to speak with me. I appreciate it.
About The Book
Author: Dielle Ciesco
Genre: Metaphysical / Inspirational Fiction
It isn’t every day that one meets a goddess, let alone a Matrika or being that presides over the sounds of language. It is said such deities can bring us complete liberation. Will that prove true for a struggling vocalist named Wrenne when a mysterious woman appears and offers to help her find her True Voice? This beguiling and eccentric teacher guides us all on a deep and powerful journey through 10 mystical gates of sound, sharing great insights, secrets, and profound wisdom about the power of letters, words, and our very own voice to transform the world around us.
Did you know that “Abracadabra” comes from the Aramaic…” abraq ad habra”, which literally translates to “I will create as I speak”? The message of The Unknown Mother is to reawaken people to this truth and to that which we habitually take for granted…the power of the voice. When we bring our awareness to our voice and learn to express it in new ways, with impeccability, we rediscover our true message. Voice is the key to unlocking our power and magnificence. The Unknown Mother is an adventure for lovers of word, sound, and voice taking the reader into these heart of sonic mysteries. This isn’t standard knowledge; this is a gift for our times.
Dielle Ciesco specializes in the transformational power of the voice to heal and connect us with our own Divinity. She is passionate about every Voice, be it the one we use everyday to communicate, the ones we hear inside our heads, the silent voice of wisdom, voices raised in song, or the ones that call us to awaken. The creator of Vocal Toning Meditation, Transformational Voicework, and Toning for Peace, she is a featured improvisational vocalist on the TLC series with Visionary Music, creators of DNA Activation music, as well as on the Bliss of Being with Richard Shulman and the Pure Heart Ensemble. With over 18 years experience as a performer, teacher and healing facilitator, Dielle blends her experiences in vocal toning, sacred sound, meditation, Toltec & Bon shamanism, multidimensional music, Reiki Tummo, coaching, and teaching to assist clients in discovering a deeper connection to their inner truth and wisdom. She teaches workshops, writes, sings, makes art, and works one-on-one with clients. The Unknown Mother is her first book.