“What is that long line of clouds in the sky?” I asked.
“Those are not clouds, Vincenzino. It is Saint James’s Ladder, also called the Milky Way. Through it souls go up and down. They come from faraway stars, stay on the earth for a
while, and then migrate towards new lands in the sky, always passing through Saint James’s Ladder.”
“Where are the sky boundaries, Sebastiano?”
“There are no boundaries in the sky. It is infinite, with neither beginning nor end.”
“That’s impossible! I cannot imagine anything without a limit. Everything has a boundary. For instance, our estate borders other neighboring properties.”
“If you are convinced that there is a border in the sky, tell me what there is beyond the border, Vincenzino.”
“Another universe, of course!”
“And where is the border of the second universe? And that of the third and so forth? As you see, we cannot find the last border, and we cannot understand the universe because our minds are limited. It is like trying to teach our dogs to read. You’ll never succeed.”
“When was the universe created, Sebastiano?”
“According to some scientists, it seems that the universe is expanding; in fact, both stars and planets run away from a center. In other words, there was a time when all the matter of the universe was concentrated in only one spot—like a storehouse where bricks are packed. Then suddenly the storehouse exploded and the bricks were cast into the space. They started moving in different directions and are still moving.”
“Who made the storehouse explode?”
“I don’t know, Vincenzino. Christians say that it was God who did it. Atheists, who are people that don’t believe in God, think that the explosion happened naturally.”
“What was there before the explosion? Has the storehouse always existed or was it made by someone?”
“I am not able to answer your question, Vincenzino, but I am sure that when you become an adult you’ll study this subject and find the answer. Now, it is the time to go to bed.”
“Do you know, Sebastiano, where all those souls are going that you say come up and down through Saint James’s Ladder?”

This is an excerpt from A Hidden Sicilian History by Ettore Grillo
Ettore Grillo, author of these books:
– A Hidden Sicilian History
– The Vibrations of Words
-Travels of the Mind



“Prem introduced me to a friend of his. According to him, he was an exceptional man. Unlike Prem and Rajan, who wore Western style clothes, he wore Indian white clothes. He held his hand out to me and introduced himself. ‘I am a naturopath. My name is Hari. I live in a mountain of the Himalayas. My village is located three thousand meters high.’ ‘What is naturopathy?’ I asked. ‘Naturopathy is body treatment through the five elements: water, earth, air, fire, and void.’ ‘Is void an element? Doesn’t void mean nothingness?’ ‘No, it is not nothingness. Void means nothing and everything at the same time,’ Hari answered.”
“Uncle Salvatore, this third man you met at the Burning Ghat, seems to be a bit more learned than the other two. But I can’t understand his words. What does it mean, nothing and everything simultaneously?”
“He said, ‘Earth, stars, trees, rivers, and everything emerge and submerge in the void. Everything appears and disappears.’ ‘How does the process of emersion and submersion happen? What is the meaning of appearing and disappearing in the void?’ I asked. ‘It is beyond the mind. Nobody can explain it.’ ‘Do I have to believe blindly? Or is there something rational that I can understand?’ ‘Yes, there is something rational. Where does this tree come from? And where does this tree go? How does our body survive, and where does it go after death? This is the void,’ he concluded.”
“Uncle Salvatore, I sense that the void is like a stage. Actors can’t act without a stage. They come on stage, and then they make an exit. The void is like that, I think.”
“You are very smart, Benedetto. I am proud of you!”
“Then I asked him, ‘Is man a fruit of evolution, or a creature of God?’ ‘A human being is made of developed particles. God didn’t create the world. God created only one thing, the first big blast, and then his work was over. After the big blast, there has been the evolution of particles. ‘How did evolution set groups of well-disposed and homogeneous cells and give rise to intelligence? Did it happen by chance?’ ‘Not by chance! Bacteria come from the earth. We eat food, and after digestion we excrete. The excretion produces worms, insects, and then bigger insects, likewise, intelligence develops more and more to create self-consciousness. If you look at a leaf through a microscope, you’ll see the particles moving. This is called chemical resonance, which causes further evolution. Resonance is the movement inside the particles. All particles vibrate. The entire universe vibrates. Okay, now I have to go,’ said Hari.”

This is an excerpt from The Vibrations of Words: second edition by Ettore Grillo
Ettore Grillo author of these books:
– A Hidden Sicilian History
– The Vibrations of Words
-Travels of the Mind