This book is a continuation of the conversation between the author and Anastasia that was begun in "The Space of Love" which is Book 3 in this series.It appears that Vladimir has attempted to convey the import of this extraordinary conversation into bite sized pieces, divided over three books, these being the third, fourth and fifth books in "The Ringing Cedars of Russia" series.
The first book in this series within a series is "The Space of Love", where the importance of the creation of a Space is dealt with, a space where the unconditional love in the hearts of two people who merge together, finds scope for expression in the nurturing and development of its product, a child born out of that love. Co-creation, the subject of this book, deals with the further ramifications of the expression of that love, when the communion with the Creator is as natural as breathing, where one's own role in the perfection of the Universal Scheme of Things, falls clearly and naturally into place. In the next book, the conversation is extended to include higher aspects of who we actually are, our true capacities as Man in the totality of All That Is, and an inkling as to the real reason (highly watered down) as to why we, as a species, have been led astray.
"I will tell you about Co-Creation, Vladimir....write about the Creator's great Co-Creation and try to understand with all your Soul, the aspiration of the divine dream" -Anastasia. So reads the first statement of this book. It is the lost knowledge of the Divine Aspiration behind the Biblical Creation story of Adam and Eve, that is dealt with in this book. A vital part of this knowledge, is the art of imagery, the ability to envision our desires in clear detail. This particular ability is the topic of exploration herein, showing that with good visualization, it is even possible to practise bilocation and astral projection. Vladimir gets to personally experience what the effects of his personal visualization looked like, he was less than pleased with the results. This book also provides a plausible picture of the point of view of an Almighty, All- loving, Non-Interfering God, who expects his foremost Creation, Man, to use his innate strengths and other divine faculties to solve his/her own problems, instead of bemoaning them or suffering them in petulant silence. (Never mind that many of us think that He has done an Almighty job of Messing Things Up).
One thing that moved Vladimir very much in this book, is Anastasia's prayer to God as her Creator. The fervour of her impassioned prayer, of gratitude for the gift of Life, and glorification of her Creator, remains also with me as one of the highlights of this book.
In closing, I would like to point out a remarkable feature of this series of books. Each of them reads at an increasingly fast pace. Although the language and formulation of ideas is disarmingly simple, they have a power all their own. These books are filled with surprises and the reader is carried into a confrontation with his/her own doubts and inadequacies through Vladimir's questions and Anastasia's answers to them. The conversation gets progressively more subtle and one gets the sensation at times, of watching them from above, of being personally drawn into the vortex of this conversation and a vicarious experience of being part of it.
I recommend this book warmly to all, preferably after reading "The Space of Love".