Loreta Stonkutė is the author of three esoteric novels and two handbooks. Her family connections lead to Nele Mazalaite, a Lithuanian writer in emigration, who played an active role in the USA. It’s merely impossible to summarise L. Stonkutė’s activities in a word. She is a yoga teacher, an astrologer, and an ayurvedic and reiki practitioner. She used to learn from Lev Bechak, a charismatic teacher of Jewish origin, and at the same time to work in the Republican School of Yoga established by this teacher. She intercepted the knowledge spread by Igor Vetrov, a teacher of Russian origin, and is currently disseminating it to her students of yoga and astrology. Sohan Veer Singh, a guru of Indian origin, has revealed the secrets of mantras and rituals now used in her workshops. And her first esoteric knowledge and lessons on how to work with energies were obtained from Dr. Aleta Chomičenkienė. L. Stonkutė transmits the most valuable knowledge that she has gained from her teachers, and that has not yet been written down in Lithuanian, to her readers through the handbooks. Her fiction novels speak of the uniqueness of each person and the necessity to raise the level of consciousness, to unite for common action in the name of light and the spiritual evolution of humanity.
The first esoteric novel by the Lithuanian writer Loreta Stonkutė draws us into a magical action from the very first line. Heroes of the novel, tossed by mysterious forces and guided by love, experience a variety of adventures, challenges and discoveries; they are seeking answers to eternal questions, suffering, striving for self-awareness and understanding of the roles they are playing in the divine game of the Creator, known in the esoteric world under the name of lila.
“Azahielle” is not just an interesting and intriguing plot. One can perceive an intangible element pulsating in the novel, which speaks directly to our, as readers, spirit – as if we have had sensed something similar ourselves, but our everyday speech is incapable of conveying these senses.
“Azahielle” is a pupil into another world, but it’s not us who are the observers. We are but those who are looking through the other side of the pupil. It is that pupil that we are viewed through.
“If only my spirit were stronger, step by step, through such eloquent sermons, I would unfold another side of life. The side, where serenity thrives and the all-embracing God. Where there are no sins, where each person is destined to heaven, and there is no any hell. Where the God is merciful. Where people, once having been babies, innocent and pure, even if sincerely sinned, fall into the arms of God’s grace”.
The Steppe of Death (Mirties stepė)
This is the second novel by Loreta Stonkutė.
The main heroine Gabriel is a common, open-hearted girl, awoken from spiritual sleep. Her world is bright and peaceful: a favourite job in the library, a small cottage with a garden in the countryside, a dog Blacky, faithfully accompanying his mistress. And the Steppe of Death. A place in the fields close to the cottage, fraught with weird energy, where Gabriel, as if crossing a bridge, gets into the spiritual world and communicates with God. One early spring strange things begin to happen in the peaceful Gabriele’s life. Everything starts with her girl-friend’s impressions of India and an urgent request of Ahmir, an ayurvedic teacher she has met in India, to acquaint him with Gabriele, and an encounter in the library with an eccentric visitor Aurelius. A strange string of coincidences, acquaintances and experiences give no rest to Gabriel even for a moment. Her world is turning upside down posing ever-greater surprises – people and situations, in which the girl gets a possibility to know herself and the surrounding world much better, to open up for yet wider ways in search for God. An attention-grabbing story written as if in one breath leaves no room for boredom down to the very last line. Will Gabriele’s desire to love and to be loved, and to find a man destined to her, come true? What kind of wisdom will she gain in the Indian ashrams? How will her new mates’ scheme to build a strange structure in the Steppe of Death turn out? It’s a story which has to be read with a heart, a story about each of us, feeling thirst for pure, unselfish Love, seeking answers to the main questions of existence, and being unable to stop marvelling at the ideal game of the Creator we are taking part in…
“We are like pieces of chess. We only need to stay here in these bodies. God makes the moves with us and He is doing His work. There’s no need to puzzle your brains what you need to do. After all, you get directions straight to your heart. All that remains is to carry them out.”
Sleeping People (Miegantys žmonės)
“Sleeping People” is a tale of two completely opposite worlds, which are absolutely dependent on each other. It’s like a verbal illustration of the Yin‑Yang symbol. As assumed by the Daoist tradition, the universe consists of complementary forces of Yin (passivity, dark…) and Yang (activeness, light…). This symbol shows that each drop of Light contains a seed of darkness, meanwhile a drop of Darkness contains a seed of Light, and when one of the energies reaches its peak of self-expression, it starts ripening the seed of its opposition and soon turns into its own opposition. The novel reveals that with a flow of time, though imperceptibly, we do change, and eventually we turn into the ones what we have always kept running away from and what we have always despised…
The plot of the novel “Sleeping People” is linked to the author’s first books – “Azahielle” and “The Steppe of Death”, but it can also be read as a standalone piece. Sofia, the main heroine of the novel, has been exposed to all the challenges of the material world, faced by many ordinary people: a difficult childhood, career path, first love beginning with a hasty wedding and ending with a divorce, a single mother’s faith… But all this is left in the background gradually bringing meditations and spiritual experiences and an interaction with the unfathomable antiworld to the foreground, making each ordinary day fraught with meaning. Eventually, the inner world becomes a physical reality, where extra-terrestrial people, spaces and even the antiworld itself begin to materialise…
“There were a lot of pigeons here in the morning, mom”, Caius recalled. “Why is there only one now?”
“My dear baby, even a single pigeon is very well…”, smiled Sofia. She wondered at the changes in her son caused by the awakening. If earlier he used to show a particular interest only in computer games, now he is manifesting such concern and love. It was something new for her. “Look around, Caius, it’s so empty and dreary here today. Under such circumstances even a single pigeon is a lot…”.
“Everything is so relative… Even science claims that due to the gravity, space and time are distorted. The constellations you can see are not what they look to you namely due to the gravity. There is a term “gravitational lens”. Huge objects, huge planets and stars distort the space and time around themselves. Do you know that your weight would be different on another planet than on the Earth? Even time flows differently on different planets. Science has already proved this. So the plane of this universe is alive. It’s our consciousness that creates it. Our consciousness dictates us what to see and how to see it. Just get used to it: the two worlds are close to each other as planes. And science will prove this one day… I just have no idea when… We are so behind the times. The material world is still hiding so many secrets… The more complex we become, the more we can understand. I believe that someday the consciousness of humanity will experience a leap. Now, however, the very idea of the antiworld seems absurd… It seems to me that we are moving towards the point when at the end of evolution we will find out that neither time nor space actually exists, and that there’s only consciousness with its special ability to create.”
Other works by Loreta Stonkutė:
The Subtle Bodies and Chakras (Subtilieji kūnai ir čakros)
This book by Loreta Stonkutė is a handbook designed for those seeking to grasp our multi-dimensional reality. It familiarises the reader with the seven layers of existence and our subtle bodies composed of elements of different layers operating there, and the energy centres of these bodies – chakras. The author gives a vivid and lucid explanation of traditional knowledge of India as well as non-traditional knowledge of New Thought. The author complements the knowledge acquired from her teachers with her personal insights and unique experience gained through meditations and practices. The book includes tests to diagnose the activity of chakras as well as valuable practical recommendations on how to harmonise your multi-layer structure.
“This handbook was born out of practice rather than theory, because I deal with the subtle spheres of the universe every day. Naturally, likewise every method and every worldview has its limits, my vision of the world is only fragmentary. Yet I believe that this lens of binoculars, looking at the universe through a small piece of glass, will also be useful to others.” Loreta Stonkutė
“A human can be visualised as a seven-storey house. Each storey is different, corresponding to seven bodies of a human being, seven different worlds. As is appropriate, the foundations are rough and most solid, but moving upwards everything gets subtler and lighter. The storeys are interconnected by the floors and ceilings, and although each story is dependent upon the other, it remains autonomous. All the storeys are connected by the lift shaft – this is a human spine, where the central and largest energy channel Sushumna is located. The lift is surrounded by a spiral staircase. One staircase is descending clockwise from the top to bottom – it’s the Pingala channel. Another staircase is ascending anti-clockwise – it’s the Ida channel. All the three channels (staircases and the lift) provide access to all the storeys. The landings where all the three channels meet are chakras. So, chakra is a place which brings us to a certain storey, ushers us into a subtle body, some world.”
The Twelve Talents, Twelve Dragons (Dvylika talentų, drakonais lakstančių)
This Loreta Stonkutė’s book about human vices is based on the astrology lectures delivered by teacher Igor Ivanovich Vetrov (1963–2014) as well as on her personal experience. The book develops the main I. Vetrov’s idea which suggests that our biggest vice is dragon, safeguarding our greatest talent. The book combines information on astrology, yoga, Ayurveda, psycho-training, art, and gives practical assignments for the personality development.
The book is suitable not only for astrologers, but also for yoga teachers as well as individuals seeking for personal development and working with their inner world.
“I believe that it’s not a coincidence that eight stages of yoga begin with the principles of morality, on the basis of which a human existence should be built, and whence we should turn towards the divine evolution. I. Vetrov personally used to repeat during his lectures that if we begin the dragon chasing game, the universe will certainly respond, and we will feel that existence is divine and that nothing is incidental.”