"a book – guide for every human" - Book presentation of "...and the shadows became light"

There are some books which are different from the rest. Because they are infiltrated by a special philosophical aura which makes them spiritual food for the reader's mind. So, Klairi Lykiardopoulou's autobiographic book may refer to her own life course and her own journey of self-knowledge, nevertheless it is still a book-guide for every man. And the remarkable thing is that the writer does not provide us with all this information with the intense to convince us for something. She does it, above all, having herself been convinced that nothing in the human existence is like it seems and that the inner powers each one hides within are quite a lot.


So, I will by-pass the autobiographic part of the book and will aim to the happening of her acquaintance with a spiritual and enlightened man, Dimitris Kakalidis. I confess that I heard about hima and his work almost four years ago and was impressed by his personality. But reading now this books I learned about more parameters of his life. Klairi Lykiardopoulou's Master at Omilos Eksipiretiton tried to pore over her the sides of human's spiritual nature which can help him to walk into the future with more power and determination. He showed his disciples the way to deal with their fellowmen in depth and overcome through different methods any problems which may arise from their every day life and much more.

I can say that, although I retained quite a few things from this book, some of them wedged in my thought. First of all, my interest was aroused by the view that everything that happens to us, megative or positive, is not accidental and maybe we are causing it within a procedure where what is happening to us is in response to our need to move on and evolve. It reminds us of Paulo Coelho's thoery, in the Alchimist, where the Universe advocates for something that we want and pursue avidly. And if indeed my mind can process this information for something positive that I wish and it is finally attained, how can I manage it for something negative that is happening to me and stigmatizes negatively my "being"? Is this something that I have also provoked? I rather need more analyses concerning this theory without rejecting it, by no means since by nature I am well-intentioned.


Then, I found myself facing a view with which I totally identify, concerning the effort of realization of an "inconceivable idea". Indeed, the phenomenon is often, when something is considered impossible to be achieved, not to be tried from us. And, in the end, this infeasible remains simply in a theoretical field identical to an action of "science fiction", as quoted by the writer, who extends it, claiming that all of these remain unrealized, mainly because matter doesn't cooperate with the spirit. Therefore, I will also agree here quite enough, because the improbable goals are not only for the great personalitites, but for anyone pursuing them with concientiousness, intelligence and passion. And I will not extend it further, so as not to be misunderstood, since the chase of the "inconceivable ideas" is also my favourite occupation...


Third and last one of the many points I would like to indicate, is the power management. The author writes  that "the responsibility of the power must always be accompanied by offer" and quotes accurately the example of the super heroes. If we extended this view to every strong man, with the "strength" being translated to financial wealth, political power, social status etc, how different would really be our world, if those who have the powers mentioned above made their way of life the offer to the fellow-human? On the contrary, we see the exact opposite happening, with a few bright examples. Indeed, everything must be guided by love, and if you don't love you cannot become helper of assistance. You cannot be a stabilizing factor even for your family.


I will conclude by honestly saying that through this book a lot of questions were raised which I don't know if I will ever have the opportunity to find the answers. Besides, the quest for the truth is a constant journey full of knowledge and experiences. If you decide to stop it, you simply won't know more wonderful destinations...


Aleksandros Akritidis

Writer - Degree on Human Sciences

This review was published in the website apostaktirio.gr