The Novel

Reflections of Venus

After almost forty years of successful working in the field of music, Andreas Vollenweider is venturing on a new, great adventure - his first novel!

A visually powerful, gripping story about the creative interrelation of consciousness, imagination and reality.

430 pages, initial release in German, Print and eBook.

The novel is currently being translated to english. All release dates and informations will be announced timely.

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Andreas Vollenweider, photo René Ruis

photo credit: René Ruis

A hymn to the creators of reality: Consciousness and Imagination

The story

Buenos Aires, 1958. The protagonist is a young Armando Hector Ruiz, son of legendary tango dance partners Isabel Gomez and Manuel Ruiz. Armando reveals astonishing abilities never before experienced, let alone in a young child. Not only can he deeply touch people with his exotic, wondrous music, but the terminally ill who listen begin to experience spontaneous healing. 

The public interprets these occurrences as miracles, and by the age of nine the child prodigy is now lauded as a messiah. While representatives of religion, politics and science ridicule the phenomenon, the world soon falls at Armando’s feet, and the basic values of society are shaken as never before.

Armando's powers of imagination enable him to consciously shift the boundary between thought and its physical manifestation. Through his music, he conveys thoughts to listeners in a way that is capable of setting amazing events into motion. Soon the dominant topic in the world is The Wonder of Buenos Aires

In short order, Armando is chased by a fanatical public as he tries to understand his gifts and must flee his homeland. Traumatized, deep doubts grow within Armando as he matures; doubts about the world, himself, music and his gifts—and especially about his relationship with an enigmatic young woman. Soon, the sum of his doubts toxifies his music with catastrophic results. Death and destruction are unleashed. Confronted with the true nature of consciousness and reality — at what are extraordinary costs — a surprising twist unfolds.

The Background

During the Age of Enlightenment, thinkers such as Newton, Hume, Kant, Locke, Leibnitz, Descartes and Spinoza were consumed with the nature of consciousness as it pertained to the manifestation of reality.

At the end of the 19th century such theorizing gained additional momentum through debates of quantum theory with scientists such as Planck, Einstein, Pauli, Heisenberg and Bohr. More recently this discourse has experienced an impressive renaissance. The VENUS REFELCTION captivates as it explores these topics.

At the center of the story is the power of imagination, the most important basic force in all creative processes. Imagination is also the most important human ability, because what we cannot imagine we cannot perceive, and what we cannot perceive simply does not exist for us.

Please note: “Reflections of Venus” is currently being translated to english. Release dates will be announced timely.


Im Spiegel der Venus

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