While the eighth series of "An Author for All Seasons" has commenced, we wanted to remind you of some of the most recent local authors who graced our library and enriched our collection with their stories of fiction, biography, non fiction,
science and more.........
Laws of Life...and Love:
Creators Roza and Margarita Riaikkenen
|Mother and Daughter Creative Team: Margarita (Daughter) at Left with Roza (Mother) at Right Riaikkenen|
Roza and Margarita Riaikkenen are a mother and daughter team from Victoria Australia who have backgrounds in engineering, science, music and art. Roza, a PhD in technical sciences, is also a music teacher. Margarita is an engineer and artist, a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and Pastel Society of Victoria Australia. They both participated in the underground ecological and spiritual movement in Russia and are long time students of spirituality.
They are the co-authors of:
An invaluable guidance for Seekers who have taken the courageous first steps along the path of spiritual evolution.
The authors base their knowledge on their personal spiritual experiences, the teachings of Ascended Masters from many traditions, and recent spiritual insights from Russia.
The Laws of Life gives a basic spiritual roadmap for the individual's journey. This book reveals the Cosmic Laws that govern life and explains their acting mechanisms.
The Return of the Prodigal Son addresses our need for practical methods to reach our destinations along life’s journey. Such methods can be applied by anyone, anywhere, to come in better touch with the Wisdom that already exists within all of us – the Inner God. These include developing the abilities to read Karmic Signals and to escape the spiritual prisons – “cocoons”, to balance the collected Karma and to establish the channel of communication with the Higher Self, to become a pure “Spiritual Converter”, to co-create with Spirit and to apply the opportunities the “Seasons of Life” present for spiritual growth – amongst many other fascinating and practical techniques.
Co-creating with Nature by working with Time, Light, and Thought.
Starting from the point of Nothing/Everything and the cosmic Rhythm, and gradually introduces and explains the esoteric and exoteric mechanisms that lead to manifestation of life as we know it. Through an analysis of personal experience and the synthesis of spiritual philosophy and modern discoveries in cosmology, quantum physics, and the holographic mechanisms of genetics and neurophysiology, "Creator and Creators" develops a new definition of Matter and new explanations of the nature of Time, Gravitational Waves, and Dark Energy. The book also solves the argument between the creationists and evolutionists by providing a cyclic theory of Creation and Evolution.
And in 2017, the month of Roza's appearance at Mentone Public Library also coincided with the launch of a new anthology by the Melbourne Child Survivors of the Holocaust Group and published by the Melbourne Jewish Holocaust Centre. Roza's own story of survival as a very young girl was featured in the anthology:
"A Point in Time."
|Roza just before the Second World War|
The anthology is a culmination of interviews conducted over the course of six months.
The twelve featured child survivors sat with an interviewer, recounting their pre-war life, Holocaust survival, fresh start in Melbourne and subsequent contributions to and achievements in their new homeland.
Each child survivor was also asked by their interviewer to draw on key Holocaust memories they believed ultimately impacted on their life perspective, shaping them into the adults they are today.
The resulting vignettes reveal there is no single defining moment to such a question. Rather, it is the chisel of many.
At times shocking and heart-breaking, their stories are also life-affirming. Though time’s arrow took aim and left an indelible mark on these children with its merciless point, these twelve child survivors did more than just survive; they thrived.
The anthology also reveals the planted seeds of a child who would evolve into a warm, perceptive, nurturing and talented mother, scientist, philosopher, writer and poet:
Life Never Ends
The wind is hot, and roses die,
But death is not the winner, why?
Because the bush will bloom again,
With water’s push life comes to reign.
In a new turn the bud will sprout,
And we return - the baby’s out!
Eternal life will ever grow,
Just make your eye to see and know.
To feel the wind,
To hear the gong,
To spread the wing,
To sing your song.
As mother and daughter they are a dynamic duo. A true testament that conflict, discrimination and oppression in both wartime and cold war time shall not defeat or crush the essence of an individual's spirit and the binding love of family.
Nor can it obliterate the irrepressible spirit of a mother and daughter's will to nourish one another and those around them.
|A Literary Family of Boundless Depths: Margarita Riaikkenen, their editor Andrew Rooke, Roza Riaikkenen|
To learn more about the literary, philosophical and artistic works of Roza and Margarita Riaikkenen, please visit the following websites:
A Point in Time
is available from the
Jewish Holocaust Centre Melbourne: