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Einstein's Compass a YA Time Traveler Adventure
How did Albert Einstein come up with his wondrous theories of light and time?
In Einstein's Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, a young Albert is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time and space, and find wisdom in other dimensions, including the lost city of Atlantis. But evil forces seek the power of the compass, including a monstrous, shape-shifting dragon from a different age. Can the compass protect Albert from such villainy?
Chapter 27 Intervention
Kendra leaned back on her alabaster armchair in the Temple of Research and inhaled deeply. Garbed in a simple mauve robe, the Light Seer felt well-connected to life after a sweet morning of spiritual exercises. With a swipe of her palm over the glass tablet in her hand, she whispered a prayer for the highest good and opened the Flower of Life Infinity Portal. With the power to see the future, it was time to watch the star child Albert Einstein in the nineteenth century on Earth.
The Portal revealed a scene in Albert’s chemistry class. A gasp of horror escaped Kendra’s lips when Albert’s beaker violently exploded, the force of the blast hurling glass, hardware, and wood across the laboratory. The view from the Portal revealed Albert’s limp form sprawled on the floor, one arm of his jacket smoldering. Hastily scanning forward through time, she found Albert once again, this time asleep in a clinic bed, bandages on his arm and hand. Kendra closed the Portal and scrambled to locate the Mystical Travelers.
* * *
Three Mystical Travelers—Jesus, Akhenaten, and Moses—were seated around a marble table in the Temple of Light, listening attentively as Johann reported the newest update on Albert’s mission.
“Albert is avoiding his classes because they bore him. His professors teach old science and will not entertain new concepts like Maxwell’s electromagnetic theory. So, Albert’s missed several days at school, and professors Weber and Pernat have admonished him on several occasions to concentrate on his studies.”
The three masters shared knowing glances.
The young light worker went on, “Albert is obsessed with solving the space-time theorems, and he’s missing meals and not sleeping much.” Johann paused and looked at the masters. “I know how Albert can be. He is oblivious to how his behavior upsets his teachers. Even if he knew, I don’t think he’d care.”
A holographic image appeared on the table near Jesus. It revealed Kendra, standing in the hallway. Jesus glanced at Moses and Akhenaten, who nodded. Jesus passed his hand over a light beam, and a doorway opened, admitting Kendra into the chamber.
Wasting no time, she nodded respectfully, then began to speak in urgent tones. “I apologize for interrupting you, but Albert has been in an accident. I believe it was an attempt to take his life.”
Johann’s eyes widened in concern. “I left his side for just a few minutes, and—”
“Be still, Johann, this is not your fault.” Jesus motioned for Kendra to sit. “Now, exactly what happened?”
Kendra quickly opened the Infinity Portal and pointed at the unfolding scene.
Johann and the travelers watched as Countess von Baden planted the volatile elements. Johann shook his head. “I’ve warned Albert that his life was in danger.”
Moses narrowed his eyes, and Johann hastily added, “Of course, I did not reveal more than the Cosmic Law allows.”
The travelers sat back in their chairs as Johann looked to each of them. “I realize we can only do so much, and we must respect the Laws of Karma and Time, but I’m worried that Albert will be tricked by Raka.”
Akhenaten smiled kindly at Johann. “I know it’s hard to watch your friend tread so close to such danger, but this must play out according to the Divine Plan. There is only so much influence we can exert.”
Johann nodded, accepting the truth of what Akhenaten said. “But—”
Akhenaten raised his hand. “Have faith, Johann. The balance of Light and Darkness must be maintained. God’s grace is stunningly powerful. Things always are perfect—if we’re unhappy, it’s because we don’t like them that way.”
The others nodded with knowing smiles as Johann’s protests died on his lips.
“But is there anything we can do?” asked Johann hopefully.
“Increase our vigilance so if God’s grace allows us to step in, we are ready,” Jesus suggested.
“Nothing else? Albert is in real danger!” Johann complained.
Moses replied, “Once Albert completes his mission, the compass will go dormant. Raka will no longer be a threat. We need to keep Albert safe from him until then.”
“There is one thing we can do,” Akhenaten said. Kendra and Johann both looked at him, hoping to lift their spirits.
“We can speed up Albert’s mission. The solution to Albert’s quandary does not dwell in his current dimension of time. We can bring Albert to Atlantis to help him recall what he has forgotten.”
Johann squinted, trying to make sense of this proposition. “Go back to where?”
“Albert is a Child of Light,” Akhenaten explained. “He has been chosen to bring the Atlantean technology of space-time to his own era to further the evolution of science. The compass he carries is a beacon with intense energy from Atlantis. Once he completes his mission, the power of the compass will sleep until it’s time for the next Child of Light to come forward.”
“In another time, Albert was a priest-scientist named Arka, who worked with the power crystals in Atlantis and understood their space-time functions,” Moses added, picking up the narrative. “His spirit in this lifetime is receptive to this knowledge, but he is experiencing difficulty bringing it fully into his conscious mind.”
“Perhaps we could transport him in his soul body to Atlantis,” Jesus suggested, “while he is recuperating from this incident at school.”
“Hmmm. Yes, I believe that could work. What do you think?” Moses asked, turning to Akhenaten.
Nodding with a smile, the pharaoh who had introduced the concept of the One God to the Egyptians agreed.
The three Mystical Travelers set their gaze on Johann. “You must travel with Albert in soul form to Atlantis. With Ezekiel, you will assist him to enter the sacred gateway and transport his spirit through the dimensions of Light to the correct moment in Atlantis history where he will find himself. The healer of Light will be intuitively expecting him to appear.”
“Me? If Ezekiel’s going to be there, why do you need me? I think this is way beyond my experience,” Johann protested.
Jesus placed his arm around the lightworker in training. “You can provide something that Ezekiel can’t.” Johann looked up at the Master, “Friendship. A familiar face will help him feel comfortable through an exercise that is sure to challenge him.”
Johann swallowed his protest.
* * *
A red-haired woman in a white nurse’s uniform quietly loomed over Albert as he lay sleeping in the hospital. Privacy curtains ringed Albert’s bed, so her presence went unnoticed. With a satisfied smile, Countess von Baden checked the syringe she held, making sure it was filled with the lethal liquid. She leaned over Albert’s arm, the needle poised to find a vein. She almost pitied him. The agony the serum would deliver before it finally snuffed out his life, would be unspeakable. Suddenly, the etheric form of a young boy materialized in the space next to her. “What are you doing?” Johann cried out.
Startled, the Countess dropped the syringe, and its glass cylinder smashed on the hard floor, the liquid it held spilling out on the tiles. With a frightened curse, she bolted from the room.
“It appears our arrival is quite timely. The Light still protects my friend,” Johann observed, speaking into the Infinity Portal he had secured to his belt. The holographic images of his three fellow travelers showed their relief.
“Are you ready, Johann?” Moses asked.
Johann gulped in affirmation. The trio clasped hands and closed their eyes in devotion. Jesus instructed, “Johann, focus your awareness on the love in your heart. We will aid you with our love. Now we will pray for Albert’s soul to leave with you.”
The travelers said in unison, “We call forward the Light of God from the Highest Realms to surround, fill, and protect each of us, Ezekiel, Johann, and Albert. We pray for Ezekiel as he supports Albert Einstein in his mission for his entry to Atlantis. All this is for the highest good. So be it.”
A brilliant sphere of glowing light enveloped Albert as his etheric body floated up and hovered over his physical form still in the hospital bed. In his new state, Albert’s gaze was drawn to Johann, and he drifted to be next to him. “Johann?” Albert attempted to touch his friend, but his hand moved right through him. Suddenly, Albert noticed his body below him on the bed. “What . . . ? How . . . ?” Albert’s voice was a mere whisper. “Johann am I . . . dead?”
Johann shook his head rapidly from side to side. “Take it easy, Albert. You’re not dead. I can explain.” Johann took in a deep breath, trying to figure out how to explain the situation to his skeptical friend. “Okay, do you recall what Pater Benjamin told you?”
“Of course, I remember,” Albert said. “But what he suggested sounded like madness. I am a physicist, not a philosopher. It’s . . . it’s . . . not scientific! It flies in the face of the scientific method—observing, postulating, creating a mathematical proof.”
“Yes, I know, Albert. Just give your obsession for tangible proof a rest for a moment. I know how your research has been consuming you.”
“Well—” Albert said, preparing to defend himself, but Johann interrupted him.
“Relax, Albert. I have good news. The Mystical Travelers have appointed me to accompany you to a place where you will be reawakened and given answers you have been seeking.”
“Reax— Where are we going? Will we take the train?”
“No, Albert. We are going to travel back in time—to an age when you lived in Atlantis as a priest-scientist. A train can’t get us there.”
“Back in time? How is that possible?”
“Look, just take my hand, Albert. Trust me.”
Still skeptical, Albert grasped Johann’s hand, and they vanished. . .
January 5, 2019
Grace Allison and Laren Bright’s Einstein’s Compass (2019) is a glorious romp through a fantastical world of dragons and god-like light healers who are entrusted with protecting mankind from the realms of evil–wrapped around the historically-accurate adventures of the incomparable Albert Einstein. It starts with young Albert being gifted a compass. Being who he is, he is exhilarated and entranced, wanting to understand everything there is to know about magnetism and the forces that make that little needle point North. What he doesn’t realize is that this is a magical compass, containing valuable pieces of a mystical tool that will, in the right hands, keep the world safe, but in the wrong hands, give ultimate power to a devious creature with no respect for the boundaries between good and evil. To make that point, the authors provide us with a peek into the violent world that this special compass holds at bay. What we find is a power-crazed shape-shifter, a corrupted light healer with an insatiable lust for power.
Between his brow and the top of his skull were two chitinous horns. His burning, red eyes were riveted on the Ark, and an ichorous liquid escaped his lips as he salivated in anticipation. In one swift movement, the dark angel grasped and effortlessly lifted the Ark.
He seems unstoppable until he meets young Albert Einstein, his magical compass, and the forces of good arrayed to help the boy defeat evil.
I follow Grace Allison on social media and have been excited to read this book since I first saw it listed. What could be better than a YA book about one of the incomparable minds in history? Although it is intended for a Young Adult audience, it is well suited to adults who enjoy fictionalized history with a wide-ranging epic theme and a Harry Potter-esque plot.
Somehow, triangles seem to blend nature and science. I even see geometric designs in the flowers in the garden
Life was a series of “Xs” he decided, a series of unknowns.
“It’s complicated, Albert,” Akra interjected. “The laws of space and time, as you are learning, are filled with paradoxes and contradictions.”
As the revelation dawned, he suddenly understood that as you approach the speed of light, space distorts. Things would appear shortened. Everything was relative! Albert gasped as he became aware that he had the fundamentals of his new theory of light.
In fact, I would even call this historical fanfiction, the magic and fantasy built on top of the factual world of Albert Einstein. I was delighted when the story delved into Einstein’s famous mind experiments. That is perfect for YAs struggling with how to solve problems.
This is highly recommended for those who enjoy a saga of good vs. evil that spans tens of thousands of years, for readers who devour novels that blend history and fantasy, and for anyone who is simply looking for a unique story that they will not want to put down.