In the wee hours of a bitter winter night, Harriet, a respectable, middle-aged chiropractor, falls through the ice of a frozen lake. She was alone; she should have died. Instead she returns to consciousness standing on a ridge above the lake at sunrise, singing with other voices a haunting, exquisitely beautiful Song. But no one else is there, and there are no footprints in the snow, not even hers.
Returning home, she discovers that when she touches someone who is ill or in pain, the same strange Song arises, allowing her to see into the body and heal all that is amiss.
She is confounded by the mystery of her rescue and the source of the Song. Voices and visions speak to her in dreams, tantalizing her, but all meaning is lost in the waking.
Although she rejoices in the ability to resolve her patients’ pain, she is daunted by the power in her hands, feeling inadequate to handle it wisely. Questions arise about if and when it is appropriate to intervene with such miraculous potency in the life—or death—of another. And she is soon inundated with more patients than she can possibly accommodate.
Overwhelmed, she flees to her small rural hometown. When she learns that the married chiropractor who was her lover and mentor long ago, and whom she still deeply loves, is now widowed and dying of cancer, Harriet’s search for answers takes on a poignant and personal urgency.
Song of Eliria is a mystery, a love story, and a profound exploration into the essence and ethics of healing.
“With an other-worldly twist, this is a human adventure tale delving into the heart of the mysteries of suffering, healing, and love. A master storyteller, Starsong uses suspense, wry humor, vivid imagery, thought-provoking ideas, and endearing characters to draw readers in. I loved it.” Dr. Cedar Barstow, Author of Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics