Father Arthur Williamson
Father Williamson is one instrumental character which changed fate by a simple trick up his sleeve: a curse. To be honest I do not let any readers know much about him at any stage in the saga. Although if we meet him again in book 3, he is still a short encounter, yet a vital one. However he is one of the main hero of the prequel trilogy to the Saga of the Beast.
Father Arthur Williamson is an Irish catholic priest. This character is never in the foreground or not for long, however like Raphael he is an enterprising puppet master, but of the human kind rather than Angelic. His aim is similar to the one of the Archangel: Save humanity at all cost.
Williamson devised a great plan to plague the up and coming Beast. Father Arthur’s ideas were followed by enough humans in a very specific secret society to make it work: It-666 would be a creature born with a feeling heart and a conscience. This is a terrible troubleshooting and predicament for a created monster. Not only that, to reinforce his deed, the Priest added to the mix: nurture and culture, by giving the Beast to Nun Tess to be looked after, with his special instruction on how to raise Eremiel’s daughter.
His beautifully simple human way to fight evil does not lack irony. It’s a purely art and craft affair which worked so well that it infuriates evil against Father Williamson, to the extent that when caught the Priest faced a torturing death at the hand of Eremiel, followed by his soul being dragged to Hell. Supposedly prisoner of hellish flames for eternity, until he meets the Beast he cursed, fighting down there, now aged sixteen, a soldier of the Angelic Army…
How to describe that influential character?
Arthur is all about creating Heaven upon Earth and preventing Hell to reign upon it. He is a myth, an idea, an hero. He is king Arthur born into a Priest to save humanity.
Imagine someone with long white hair, a piercing hazelnut gaze, tall and somewhat a little corpulent, and you will get close to the vision of Arthur. He has wizard written all over him: Another ‘Merlin’. He is someone that you can not track easily. Yet he will pull a fair few triggers unnoticed, making everything move in the right direction.
Father Williamson has engineered the Beast’s curse from scratch, but also her abduction, and how to keep her hidden from all. It almost worked, apart that the Beast was found at some point, when he was horrendously tortured and he revealed her whereabout, five years later. The enormity of his simple human plot was from then on in jeopardy. It precipitated the death of Nun Tess. All their hard work and scheme to prevent the destruction of humanity only relied on one individual only: the Child Beast. Did they do enough to secure her heart and character? They did well enough for an Angelic character, the Tutor, to carry on with their project and further ‘It’’s formative years in a very Being’s way.
Like Tess, this character is a very important one in the prequel of It-666 Saga. Whatever steps Arthur Williamson took to protect humanity are simply rewriting the fate of all, from humans to the Beast passing by the one of Angels.
Watch this space.
For the trivia, Arthur is the middle name of someone special who made me step forward in my own life. The magic he employed were just words. Applying those words into practice brought magic into my life, transforming my future. The kind of magic, I am talking about here, is not about stardust sprinkled over your shoulders anointing you, transforming you from toad to prince, no it is more humble and human than that. The one, I am on about is a good conversation, a one to one, words of wisdom that inspire you beyond belief, enough to make you walk into a certain direction more firmly than ever, the one of your inner dreams. It does transform you into who you aspire to be, to become, to do, by telling you about all the human steps it involves.
It is confidence building: ‘Yes, humans did walk on the moon. Why would you not realise your dream?’
What is stopping us on our track? Fear, shyness, money, others… Everything can be worked upon.
One thing you must be clear upon is that it is your life. So do you want to be a cork thrown wherever the waves and tides go or upon the surf board guiding it the way you want, with all the thrill of it. Yes you might get thrown from the surf board, yes popping your head out of the rough water in this instance feels so much better, so much more alive than little ‘corky’ having none of its ways, doing so.
Ask yourself what would you do if you win the lottery, big time. Sometimes, the answer is your true dream. Two years ago, answering to that one, I replied being a full time writer, published author and having my own publishing company. The question hitting me back was simply: ‘How would you feel if you have achieved all this without a lottery win?’.
Many smiles (from ironical to genuine passing by disbelief): ‘Very good indeed, proud. How would I go about it?’
The coming response was: ‘Let’s find out together. It is going to be sheer hard work.’
Two years later, I tick two boxes out of my three dreams. Yes, it was sheer hard work: Like being on a 24/7 non stop. Yet, do I feel proud of the achievement? A thousand times yes, I wish my RIP dad would have seen his ‘Pupuce’ do so well from scratch.
I will never sit pretty and wait for the lottery to make my dreams come true, I will work upon them and make them more concrete and tangible by sheer hard work, one simple step at a time: hard working, may be, rewarding, definitely. But it brought my dreams fast forward to a certainty within two years. Fight the myth that you have to be rich first to live your dreams. The inverse is the reality of the matter. To be rich is not a money matter either. It is a heart one.
Father Arthur Williamson is very much a combination character. Like my mum would say about herself that she is a ‘Tutti Frutti’, a cocktail, I can say the same about Williamson. There is a mix of inspiration that created him to his specific blend: a bit of King Arthur, with a good amount of my very real Arthur, and an added dash of Merlin thrown in for good measure like Tabasco in a good ‘Bloody Mary’.
I will not provide quotes for that special character in this Compendium. He will be fully revealed when the Prequel goes to publication.