Book Review: The Unknown Mother

bookcoverTitle: The Unknown Mother: A Magical Walk with The Goddess of Sound

Author: Dielle Ciesco

Genre: Metaphysical / Inspirational Fiction


It isn’t every day that one meets a goddess, let alone a Matrika or being that presides over the sounds of language. It is said such deities can bring us complete liberation. Will that prove true for a struggling vocalist named Wrenne when a mysterious woman appears and offers to help her find her True Voice? This beguiling and eccentric teacher guides us all on a deep and powerful journey through 10 mystical gates of sound, sharing great insights, secrets, and profound wisdom about the power of letters, words, and our very own voice to transform the world around us.

Did you know that “Abracadabra” comes from the Aramaic…” abraq ad habra”, which literally translates to “I will create as I speak”? The message of The Unknown Mother is to reawaken people to this truth and to that which we habitually take for granted…the power of the voice. When we bring our awareness to our voice and learn to express it in new ways, with impeccability, we rediscover our true message. Voice is the key to unlocking our power and magnificence. The Unknown Mother is an adventure for lovers of word, sound, and voice taking the reader into these heart of sonic mysteries. This isn’t standard knowledge; this is a gift for our times.

Don’t start reading The Unknown Mother if you don’t want to find out more about yourself, your inner voice, and the world all around us.

We meet Matrina, who teaches the reader (and the protagonist, Wrenne, a struggling vocalist)  that words and sounds can have a healing or empowering effect on people. She helps Wrenne find her true voice, dragging her and the reader along on a journey through 10 mystical gates of sound, providing insight and wisdom.

It’s hard to review this book because, while it is fiction, there’s also an inspirational and metaphysical message behind it that definitely belongs in the non-fiction realm. What Matrina tells her pupil, actually counts for all of us, and we, as readers, become students as well.

The book is written in a clear, distinctive voice, with sufficient eye for detail, but without losing itself in the details. The prose is clear and straightforward and easy to understand, even if the subject matter isn’t always that easy.

I enjoyed this book, and learning more about sound and voice through the author’s wisdom conveyed in this read.

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