Designed Illusions: Via Divine Power

Designed Illusions: Via Divine Power is a fascinating memoir that details the experiences, and designed illusions, of the author beginning from the age of (about) seven. Readers get a fascinating look at profound moments in P J Ricchiuti’s life. He describes these various moments in detail, and they are all accompanied by thoughtful reflections of the events as well as his emotions and thoughts. At the end of each chapter there is a Retrospect section where the author provides personal commentary and a summary of the experience in the chapter.

This is an intriguing memoir that covers moments in the authors life from 1944 in Italy to 2017 in the United States. The author often references the ‘Divine’ throughout the text and wonders which of his memories were scripted by a Divine power, which were illusions and which were real. This made reading this book all the more curious and compelling for me as I too tried to determine the origin of these experiences.

The memoir does not provide a complete picture of the authors life, but from what I can understand from the text I don’t believe the author fully comprehends some events in his life either, and this book is one of the ways that he is trying to make sense of the Divine activity in his life. He asks various questions throughout the book that give readers insight into his own thought process and the things he wonders. This all comes together to make a very compelling memoir that is engrossing and hard to forget.

P J Ricchiuti has written a thought-provoking memoir that will provide readers with a look at a unique individual’s life and the seemingly mystical happenings in his life. I highly recommend Designed Illusions: Via Divine Power to readers looking for a wholly unique experience.

Pages: 110 | ASIN: B092DWCMRP

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Posted on August 16, 2022, in Book Reviews, Four Stars and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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