Welcome to avant.net/studios, the home of Vagaries of the Magi, by Timothy James Warnock.
“Discover meaning in life through mythological stories.”
The Vagaries of the Magi begins with Book I: Soma, taking place in a very distant future, far from humanities humble origin.
The cosmos has been colonized, civilizations have risen and fallen, and humankind struggles amidst a multiverse of gods, demons, and precursor technology that is indistinguishable from magic.
Explore this mythic world of demons and monsters, of humanity in crisis, and emerge wiser, confronting the infinite void and bringing the light of consciousness into a new world.
250,000 years of human civilizations
and conquest of the cosmos
Entire civilizations have come and gone
occasionally thousands of years
Some ending in bloody revolution
Most destroyed by the very cosmos they sought to inhabit
Yet now, in a future far removed from humanity’s cradle, millions of civilizations, and trillions upon trillions of human descendants inhabit the galaxies that their ancestors once looked upon through telescopes, and dreamed about in a multiverse of possibilities
About these novels
Everywhere I have traveled, every place, every culture, and every moment has inspired this strange and beguiling story. These fantastical novels are grounded in the experience of traveling and living, year after year, in the remote corners of the world. It tells the story of a world most people cannot believe exists, yet it is all around them, all the time.
Book I: Soma — available now!
Book II: Emerge — in progress
Book III: Transcend — in progress
Book IV: Peregrine — in progress
Who should read
These books are written for all who are searching for light; and all who are seeking meaning within the infinite chaos of existence. To quote a Maori prayer,
“The light, the light, the seeking, the searching, in chaos, in chaos.”
The most fundamental human need is meaning. Meaning orients one in life. Meaning is willful intention, saying yes to life, enduring and even overcoming the suffering of life. These books describe a path towards meaning.