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Invisible Hands  by Roland Bethke
"A Book Proposal"
If - for a few hours -  you can retreat into the inner sanctum of your private world.
If - curled up in a corner of your couch or sitting at the kitchen table - you can
silence the world around you.
If -  you can accept the story characters' invitation to become part of their world 
and reciprocate.
If - you can form an emotional bond with the players - love them, hate them, agree
or disagree but never be indifferent.
If -  you can read the story in 10 hours within 2 weeks - not 2 years.
If -  you like to be challenged intellectually and linguistically,
Then my friend this book may not change your life but will enrich it.
It provides a vision of the time in which we live and it extends an invitation to critically
view the world around us.        www.rolandbethke.com
It is the legacy of a world, which has become tired of itself.  A political,
social and human statement. Elsewhere discussed and written about extensively in
scholarely fashion.
To make the subject  more interesting, even exciting and accessible to a wider readership,
it has been  cloaked into a fictional story about music. The players in  it, people like most
of us facing and dealing with everyday hurdles, opportunities and dangers.
It is a call for change, radical change. Subtle and barely audible  in the beginning.
Then gaining in volume and urgency as the story unfolds, finding its climax in the
performance of a Requiem (Song of Death) and Oratorio (Song of Rebirth).
History moves in cycles, endlessly repeating itself. The 14th century Florentine
composer "Claudio Marchetto Casserta"  saw his world not much different from
the way we perceive ours - corrupt, manipulated by powerful special interests,
held together by force and all subservient to the dictates of money (Global Capital).
And he decides to do something about it , to warn his fellow citizens of the impending
danger and pleading to stop or even reverse the trend.
His tools are the power of the pen, the power of the written word and the power of music
and he expresses his vision, warning and plea in a "Requiem" bemoaning the death of an epoch,
a period in history and an ideology/philosophy, which had sustained a social order for 1000 years.
Followed by an "Oratorio" celebrating the renewal of the old and birth of a new world/world order.
In the story Claudio Marchetto Casserta's composition is declared heretical and he is
silenced by the prevailing powers.
Today we know that his time was the beginning of the Reformation, probably the most
cataclysmic  Revolution in the history of man and it may not be over yet.
The musical  manuscript for both the Requiem and Oratorio vanished for nearly 500 years
and was re-discovered  in a 1000 year old Franciscan Monastery in the High Tatra of the
Carpathian Mountains by three amateur musician, the principal protagonist of the story.
During an "Evening of Music" - the last six chapters  and   the focus of the narrative from
the very beginning -  the  performance of Requiem and Oratorio, represent the
Peripety of the story.

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Invisible Hands  by Roland Bethke
"A Book Proposal"
It is more than a book.  It is an invitation to critically view the world around us.
It is the manifesto and legacy of a world, which has become tired of itself.  A political,
social and human statement. Elsewhere discussed and written about extensively in
scholarely fashion.
To make the subject  more interesting, even exciting and accessible to a wider readership,  it has been  cloaked into a fictional story about music.  The players in  it, people like most of us facing and dealing with everyday hurdles, opportunities and dangers.
It is a call for change, radical change. Subtle and barely audible  in the beginning.
Then gaining in volume and urgency as the story unfolds, finding its climax in the
performance of a Requiem (Song of Death) and Oratorio (Song of Rebirth).
History moves in cycles, endlessly repeating itself. The 14th century Florentine
composer "Claudio Marchetto Casserta"  saw his world not much different from
the way we perceive ours - corrupt, manipulated by powerful special interests,
held together by force and all subservient to the dictates of money (Global Capital).
And he decides to do something about it , to warn his fellow citizens of the impending
danger and pleading to stop or even reverse the trend.
His tools are the power of the pen, the power of the written word and the power of music and he expresses his vision, warning and plea in a "Requiem" bemoaning the death of an epoch,  a period in history and an ideology/philosophy, which had sustained a social order for 1000 years.
Followed by an "Oratorio" celebrating the renewal of the old and birth of a new world/world order.
In the story Claudio Marchetto Casserta's composition is declared heretical and he is
silenced by the prevailing powers.
Today we know that his time was the beginning of the Reformation, probably the most
cataclysmic  Revolution in the history of man and it may not be over yet.
The musical  manuscript for both the Requiem and Oratorio vanished for nearly 500 years and was re-discovered  in a 1000 year old Franciscan Monastery in the High Tatra of the  Carpathian Mountains by three amateur musician, the principal protagonist of the story.
During an "Evening of Music" - the last six chapters  and   the focus of the narrative from the very beginning -  the  performance of Requiem and Oratorio, represent the
Peripety of the story.


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The Title: Invisible Hands
The Author: Roland Bethke
The Genre: Allegorical Literary Fiction
The Theme: Death and Rebirth, Dormancy and
                     Awakening as it applies to all organisms
The Word Count: 49 500 + (appr. 200 pages)

Personal Remarks:
I have asked family, friends and acquaintances to read the entire book - first word to last word -
critically and to respond honestly, which some did within a couple of weeks, while
others took their time.There were some very positive and flattering remarks, which
I will not cite in here. Instead I will quote some of the critical, negative, critisizing,
and analytical remarks:
"Burn it and start from scratch - Get rid of Tristans's Chronicles in the Musical Potpourri chapter, its unreal - the world, which you have created is utopian - too abstract - you have re-created  the 19th century woman (from a gender specialist - all principal protagonists are men - (from a woman) - Amazing, from which well have you  drunk? - the 19th and 20th centuries denied the existance of God, buried his image. Your book resurrects him in all his might.
It is not a book about religion. History, Music and biblical elements are used metaphorically  and allegorically. Some chapters because of their lyrical content are linguistically demanding.
The idea for this book was born about ten years ago. After the European Constitution was voted down - and later substituted by various treaties - I decided to write what I titled " A constitution for a New Century". Today I might call it "A Constitution for a New World".
A document like this, from its inception, belongs into the Public Domain and so I offered it as a  gift to various foundations, which they politely declined.
Since then (2005) the world has not changed, but things have happened, which some foresaw and even expected but came as a surprise to most. Someday - if I live long enough -  that constitution  will be finished and published, perhaps as an appendix to the book 'Invisible Hands".

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It is more than a book. It is the manifesto and legacy of a tired world.  A political
social and human statement, cloaked into a story about music.
It is a call for change, radical change. Subtle and barely audible  in the beginning.
Then gaining in volume and urgency as the story unfolds, finding its climax in the
performance of a Requiem (Song of Death) and Oratorio (Song of Rebirth).
History moves in cycles, endlessly repeating itself. The 14th century Florentine
composer "Claudio Marchetto Casserta"  saw his world not much different from
the way we perceive ours - corrupt, manipulated by powerful special interests,
held together by force and all subservient to the dictates of money (Global Capital).
And he decides to do something about it , to warn his fellow citizens of the impending
danger and pleading to stop or even reverse the trend.
His tools are the power of the pen, the power of the written word and the power of music                                            www.rolandbethke.com
and he expresses his vision, warning and plea in a "Requiem" bemoaning the death of an epoch, a period in history and an ideology/philosophy, which had sustained a social order for 1000 years.
Followed by an "Oratorio" celebrating the renewal of the old and birth of a new world.
In the story Claudio Marchetto Casserta's composition is declared heretical and he is
silenced by the prevailing powers.
Today we know that his time was the beginning of the Reformation, probably the most
cataclysmic  Revolution in the history of man and it may not be over yet.
The musical  manuscript for both the Requiem and Oratorio vanished for nearly 500 years
and was re-discovered  in a 1000 year old Franciscan Monastery in the High Tatra of the
Carpathian Mountains by three amateur musician, the principal protagonist of the story.
During an "Evening of Music" - the last six chapters  and   the focus of the narrative from
the very beginning -  the  performance of Requiem and Oratorio, represent the
Peripety of the story.

roland bethke

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It is more than a book. It is the manifesto and legacy of a tired world.  A political
social and human statement, cloaked into a story about music.
It is a call for change, radical change. Subtle and barely audible  in the beginning.
Then gaining in volume and urgency as the story unfolds, finding its climax in the
performance of a Requiem (Song of Death) and Oratorio (Song of Rebirth).
History moves in cycles, endlessly repeating itself. The 14th century Florentine
composer "Claudio Marchetto Casserta"  saw his world not much different from
the way we perceive ours - corrupt, manipulated by powerful special interests,
held together by force and all subservient to the dictates of money (Global Capital).
And he decides to do something about it , to warn his fellow citizens of the impending
danger and pleading to stop or even reverse the trend.
His tools are the power of the pen, the power of the written word and the power of music                                          www.rolandbethke.com 
and he expresses his vision, warning and plea in a "Requiem" bemoaning the death of an epoch, a period in history and an ideology/philosophy, which had sustained a social order for 1000 years.
Followed by an "Oratorio" celebrating the renewal of the old and birth of a new world.
In the story Claudio Marchetto Casserta's composition is declared heretical and he is
silenced by the prevailing powers.
Today we know that his time was the beginning of the Reformation, probably the most
cataclysmic  Revolution in the history of man and it may not be over yet.
The musical  manuscript for both the Requiem and Oratorio vanished for nearly 500 years
and was re-discovered  in a 1000 year old Franciscan Monastery in the High Tatra of the
Carpathian Mountains by three amateur musician, the principal protagonist of the story.
During an "Evening of Music" - the last six chapters  and   the focus of the narrative from
the very beginning -  the  performance of Requiem and Oratorio, represent the
Peripety of the story.
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Invisible Hands  by Roland Bethke
"A Book Proposal"
If - for a few hours -  you can retreat into the inner sanctum of your private world.
If - curled up in a corner of your couch or sitting at the kitchen table - you can
silence the world around you.
If -  you can accept the story characters' invitation to become part of their world 
and reciprocate.                                  www.rolandbethke.com  
If - you can form an emotional bond with the players - love them, hate them, agree
or disagree but never be indifferent.
If -  you can read the story in 10 hours within 2 weeks - not 2 years.
If -  you like to be challenged intellectually and linguistically,
Then my friend this book may not change your life but will enrich it.
It provides a vision of the time in which we live and it extends an invitation to critically
view the world around us.
It is the legacy of a world, which has become tired of itself.  A political,
social and human statement. Elsewhere discussed and written about extensively in
scholarely fashion.
To make the subject  more interesting, even exciting and accessible to a wider readership,
it has been  cloaked into a fictional story about music. The players in  it, people like most
of us facing and dealing with everyday hurdles, opportunities and dangers.
It is a call for change, radical change. Subtle and barely audible  in the beginning.
Then gaining in volume and urgency as the story unfolds, finding its climax in the
performance of a Requiem (Song of Death) and Oratorio (Song of Rebirth).
History moves in cycles, endlessly repeating itself. The 14th century Florentine
composer "Claudio Marchetto Casserta"  saw his world not much different from
the way we perceive ours - corrupt, manipulated by powerful special interests,
held together by force and all subservient to the dictates of money (Global Capital).
And he decides to do something about it , to warn his fellow citizens of the impending
danger and pleading to stop or even reverse the trend.
His tools are the power of the pen, the power of the written word and the power of music
and he expresses his vision, warning and plea in a "Requiem" bemoaning the death of an epoch,
a period in history and an ideology/philosophy, which had sustained a social order for 1000 years.
Followed by an "Oratorio" celebrating the renewal of the old and birth of a new world/world order.
In the story Claudio Marchetto Casserta's composition is declared heretical and he is
silenced by the prevailing powers.
Today we know that his time was the beginning of the Reformation, probably the most
cataclysmic  Revolution in the history of man and it may not be over yet.
The musical  manuscript for both the Requiem and Oratorio vanished for nearly 500 years
and was re-discovered  in a 1000 year old Franciscan Monastery in the High Tatra of the
Carpathian Mountains by three amateur musician, the principal protagonist of the story.
During an "Evening of Music" - the last six chapters  and   the focus of the narrative from
the very beginning -  the  performance of Requiem and Oratorio, represent the
Peripety of the story.

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Invisible Hands a Novel by Roland Bethke
It is more than a book.  It is an invitation to critically view the world around us.
It is the manifesto and legacy of a world, which has become tired of itself.  A political,
social and human statement. Elsewhere discussed and written about extensively in
scholarely fashion.     www.rolandbethke.com 
To make the subject  more interesting, even exciting and accessible to a wider readership,
it has been  cloaked into a fictional story about music. The players in  it, people like most
of us facing and dealing with everyday hurdles, opportunities and dangers.
It is a call for change, radical change. Subtle and barely audible  in the beginning.
Then gaining in volume and urgency as the story unfolds, finding its climax in the
performance of a Requiem (Song of Death) and Oratorio (Song of Rebirth).
History moves in cycles, endlessly repeating itself. The 14th century Florentine
composer "Claudio Marchetto Casserta"  saw his world not much different from
the way we perceive ours - corrupt, manipulated by powerful special interests,
held together by force and all subservient to the dictates of money (Global Capital).
And he decides to do something about it , to warn his fellow citizens of the impending
danger and pleading to stop or even reverse the trend.
His tools are the power of the pen, the power of the written word and the power of music
and he expresses his vision, warning and plea in a "Requiem" bemoaning the death of an epoch, a period in history and an ideology/philosophy, which had sustained a social order for 1000 years.
Followed by an "Oratorio" celebrating the renewal of the old and birth of a new world.
In the story Claudio Marchetto Casserta's composition is declared heretical and he is
silenced by the prevailing powers.
Today we know that his time was the beginning of the Reformation, probably the most
cataclysmic  Revolution in the history of man and it may not be over yet.
The musical  manuscript for both the Requiem and Oratorio vanished for nearly 500 years
and was re-discovered  in a 1000 year old Franciscan Monastery in the High Tatra of the
Carpathian Mountains by three amateur musician, the principal protagonist of the story.
During an "Evening of Music" - the last six chapters  and   the focus of the narrative from
the very beginning -  the  performance of Requiem and Oratorio, represent the
Peripety of the story.

roland bethke

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It is more than a book. It is the manifesto and legacy of a tired world.  A political
social and human statement, cloaked into a story about music.
It is a call for change, radical change. Subtle and barely audible  in the beginning.
Then gaining in volume and urgency as the story unfolds, finding its climax in the
performance of a Requiem (Song of Death) and Oratorio (Song of Rebirth).
History moves in cycles, endlessly repeating itself. The 14th century Florentine
composer "Claudio Marchetto Casserta"  saw his world not much different from
the way we perceive ours - corrupt, manipulated by powerful special interests,
held together by force and all subservient to the dictates of money (Global Capital).
And he decides to do something about it , to warn his fellow citizens of the impending
danger and pleading to stop or even reverse the trend.
His tools are the power of the pen, the power of the written word and the power of music                                   www.rolandbethke.com 
and he expresses his vision, warning and plea in a "Requiem" bemoaning the death of an epoch, a period in history and an ideology/philosophy, which had sustained a social order for 1000 years.
Followed by an "Oratorio" celebrating the renewal of the old and birth of a new world.
In the story Claudio Marchetto Casserta's composition is declared heretical and he is
silenced by the prevailing powers.
Today we know that his time was the beginning of the Reformation, probably the most
cataclysmic  Revolution in the history of man and it may not be over yet.
The musical  manuscript for both the Requiem and Oratorio vanished for nearly 500 years
and was re-discovered  in a 1000 year old Franciscan Monastery in the High Tatra of the
Carpathian Mountains by three amateur musician, the principal protagonist of the story.
During an "Evening of Music" - the last six chapters  and   the focus of the narrative from
the very beginning -  the  performance of Requiem and Oratorio, represent the
Peripety of the story.

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It is a call for change, radical change. Subtle and barely audible  in the beginning.
Then gaining in volume and urgency as the story unfolds, finding its climax in the
performance of a Requiem (Song of Death) and Oratorio (Song of Rebirth).
History moves in cycles, endlessly repeating itself. The 14th century Florentine
composer "Claudio Marchetto Casserta"  saw his world not much different from
the way we perceive ours - corrupt, manipulated by powerful special interests,
held together by force and all subservient to the dictates of money (Global Capital).
And he decides to do something about it , to warn his fellow citizens of the impending
danger and pleading to stop or even reverse the trend.
His tools are the power of the pen, the power of the written word and the power of music and he expresses his vision, warning and plea in a "Requiem" bemoaning the death of an epoch, a period in history and an ideology/philosophy, which had sustained a social order for 1000 years.          www.rolandbethke.com
Followed by an "Oratorio" celebrating the renewal of the old and birth of a new world.
In the story Claudio Marchetto Casserta's composition is declared heretical and he is
silenced by the prevailing powers.
Today we know that his time was the beginning of the Reformation, probably the most
cataclysmic  Revolution in the history of man and it may not be over yet.
The musical  manuscript for both the Requiem and Oratorio vanished for nearly 500 years and was re-discovered  in a 1000 year old Franciscan Monastery in the High Tatra of the Carpathian Mountains by three amateur musician, the principal protagonist of the story.
During an "Evening of Music" - the last six chapters  and   the focus of the narrative from the very beginning -  the  performance of Requiem and Oratorio, represent the
Peripety of the story.
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