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The Silent Voice: A True Story

Raymond J. Castellani

Pages: 60
ISBN: 978-145753-116-3
List Price: 14.95
Category: Health, Self-Help & Spirituality
Available: September 2014
Edition: Perfectbound

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This book is most important to me – I have optimism for my readers – optimism – that my readers will share in this true miracle – that this book carries – I was working on a coffee table in my work shop back in the year of 1986 – when four words became present in my conscious mind – Honesty – Purity – Unselfi shness – Love – they were to be embedded in my very soul – to the degree – I had no choice in the implementation of these principles – they were to be incorporated in my being – at the exact moment of inception – that is what this book is all about – I found out some seventeen years later – these same principles were given to Jesus – to His disciples – from the Master Himself – they are called the Four Absolutes – since 1986 – these principles have nourished my soul – it carries with it – deep understanding – for mankind

I come to the twilight of my years on this planet – called earth – the pain of life is anchored in my being – the swiftness of my legs no longer carry my shank with dexterity – the agility of my body that once governed all of my actions – has slowed somewhat – the memory stands tall – without exception – the memory of that little boy in the orphanage – on that snow fi lled day – left at the bottom of the hill – that had to be walked up – in a blinding snow storm from whence he came – the tears that were shed that Sunday were insurmountable – the desperate loneliness that has prevailed every day – every day of my life – is most haunting – the memory of my Grandfather picking me up after I ran away from that second orphanage – still remains – I was a little over seven years of age – the power in his arms – as he held me – I still feel – how lucky I am – the memory of my Godfather – how he loved me – as I write this – the tears fl ow – not because the loneliness has dissipated – I weep for the love they transmitted – for they are still with me – I lacked the ability to read – kept back two grades before I was in the fourth – on the streets many a day – bought my own clothes – shoes – food – etc. – made my own money – during this period – from seven years on up – I drank – wine – liquors – beer – by the time I was fourteen – whiskey bottles were stashed many a place – every opportunity afforded me – Korea was on – joined the Marine Corp – when I got out – went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts – to became an actor – got married in New York – in 1958 took off for Hollywood – did many shows – four children later – by 1966 – I stood outside of 20th Century Fox – not knowing what show I was on – let alone my lines – alcohol had taken its’ toll – by 1969 I was a despondent mumbling soul – one ounce of alcohol – rendered me immobile – holding a bottle of gin in my hands sometime in July of 1969 – the words uttered at that moment – “please God help me – I don’t want to drink this”- my cry of despair – answered – this July 2014 – 45 years will have passed since that moment – I have been honored by two Presidents – written two books –The End Was But A Beginning –The Silent Voice – served over a million meals on the street of Skid Row – Los Angeles – with the greatest gift granted to me – freedom of self – along with –Honesty – Purity – Unselfi shness – Love –