Unveiling the Enigmatic Wisdom: An Interview with Visionary Author Melanie Francesca
Melanie Francesca’s novel, The Angel, has captivated readers with its profound journey into unseen realms of human emotions and spirituality. This enchanting work explores themes of abandonment, betrayal, and healing while blurring the line between fantasy and reality. In this article, we delve deeper into the inspiration behind Melanie’s thought-provoking book and her remarkable artistic journey, which blends words and drawings to guide the audience on an inner discovery.
AN ARTISTIC EXHIBITION IN ROME
Melanie Francesca recently held a successful artistic exhibition at the Primaticcio Gallery, Dante Alighieri Cultural Society in Rome. The exhibition showcased a unique combination of poetry and drawings, referring to a monumental work of art titled “The Box.” Born under the patronage of the Minister of Culture of the United Arab Emirates, THE BOX connects classical mythology with contemporary understanding.
The Box is a luminous installation made of fabric and metal, weighing 400 kilograms and measuring three by three meters, inviting visitors on an intimate journey through the history of humanity. Melanie Francesca’s poetry book, mixed with drawings, draws parallels to this awe-inspiring installation, showcasing her ability to capture the meaning beyond and within things, as described by the great Italian psychologist Maria Rita Parsi.
THE POETRY OF MELANIE FRANCESCA
Melanie’s poetic language follows in the lineage of sacred texts, prophets, the Divine Comedy, and great symbolist poetry by artists like Rimbaud and Baudelaire. Her poetic prose invites readers to explore life, love, and the depths of the soul, delving into invisible realms of human emotions and spirituality. Inspired by the mysticism and otherworldly allure of Jim Morrison, Melanie sets a dark and rock-toned atmosphere throughout the novel, further elevating its allure.
THE ANGEL: A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY
The Angel immerses readers in a timeless Paris, where the protagonist, Dixi, seeks solace in toxic relationships due to a lack of parental guidance. However, her life takes an extraordinary turn when she encounters the spirit, Alan, who guides her through themes of love, betrayal, and self-awareness.
In an interview, Melanie explains that the novel contains autobiographical elements, as she embodies multiple characters and emotions. Through the spirit realm, she conveys profound experiences and explores the transformative power of love, emphasizing that true love is freedom without conditions.
UNCOVERING THE INITIAL WOUND
Throughout the interviews, Melanie emphasizes the importance of focusing on the present moment and uncovering the initial wound that shapes our lives. By observing painful emotions and facing them with love, we can embark on a path of healing and self-discovery.
Melanie’s belief in the existence of the invisible world and the transformative power of perception challenges conventional notions and invites readers to explore the depths of their souls. She describes the invisible world as physical, like an ultrasound, imperceptible to ordinary senses but accessible through heightened awareness.
JIM MORRISON’S INFLUENCE
Jim Morrison is a leading thread in the book, linking each chapter with a quote. His mystique and influence are felt throughout the novel, making him a surrogate father figure for Dixi. The novel’s dark, rock-toned atmosphere resonates with Jim Morrison’s enigmatic persona, presenting an enthralling blend of fantasy and reality.
A JOURNEY OF LOVE AND HEALING
The Angel is more than just a book; it is an immersive journey of self-discovery and transformation. Melanie Francesca’s poetic talents, captivating storytelling, and exploration of human emotions set her work apart, leading readers to unlock the divine within themselves.
MELANIE FRANCESCA’S REMARKABLE JOURNEY
Melanie Francesca is an accomplished lifestyle journalist, writer, artist, television and radio personality. Having published fourteen books with major editors like Mondadori and Rizzoli, she has garnered praise from exceptional figures like Nanda Pivano, Barbara Alberti, Vittorio Sgarbi, and Francesco Alberoni.
As an artist who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Melanie’s artistic exhibition in Rome showcased her talents in combining words and drawings to guide audiences on an inner journey of discovery. Her experiences and journeys have taken her to the United Arab Emirates, where she balances two different worlds and enriches her creative perspective.
Below are some selected questions and Melanie Francesca’s incredible answers.
WHICH ARE THE WOUNDS YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IN THE BOOK?
Each of us is born with a wound inside, a kind of mark that determines our existence. Like Dixi: her anger, her tattoos, and her mystical attitude towards the world all derive from this wound with which she came into the world, in her case, that of abandonment, the same as her mother, father, grandmother, of the great-grandfather: an entire family of souls linked by the same chain of suffering that each generation has the task of breaking, thus freeing their ancestors. Dixi hopes to break this chain that binds her to continuous suffering, always trying to recreate the situation that confirms her abandonment and loneliness. Instead, Alan tries to explain to her that our present shouldn’t be linked to the past but to the future, in a new interpretation of life: we are not the product of the past, of memories; we are our wounds. Paradoxically, even if we lose our memory, we would act similarly; we would recreate the same situations and realities. What happens to us is only the manifestation of who we are; it doesn’t shape us but is shaped by us.
THIS MAKES US EXTREMELY RESPONSIBLE AND CREATORS OF THE REALITY THAT SEEMS TO HAPPEN TO US.
The wound is like a radio: we only pick up the frequencies on which we are programmed. By changing the programming, we change our frequency. At this point, the secret lies in raising our frequency in love. How do you do? We intervene in the only area to which we are given access: not the past, not the future but the present. By entering the now, we are able to transform our lives because we stop lying to ourselves and start just being. We live. By living, we discover our wound; where is it hidden: in the pit of the stomach with a sense of nausea? In the heart with a sense of oppression, in the legs with a sense of paralysis? Our wound speaks to us with pain, it is enough to contemplate it with love to heal it. That’s what Alan does with Dixi: he loves her, it would be enough for Dixi to look at herself with the eyes of an angel like him to heal… we are so perfect and wonderful with our frailties that we don’t realize we have all the angels at our side. our feet…»
WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO US?
Life is love; love heals and heals. Every misfortune, accident, illness, and depression… is nothing but manifestations of the lack of love.