Books by Ettore Grillo

A Hidden Sicilian History

Grillo Cover WebIs there life after death? A Hidden Sicilian History presents an intriguing and easy-to-read historical novel that starts with the investigation of a mysterious death.

While doing research in the public library in Enna, Sicily, a young man notices an ancient scroll has drifted from a shelf onto the floor. It appears to have slipped from a gap between two volumes about the Spanish Inquisition.

Expecting it to be related to life in Sicily at the time of Spanish rule, instead the handwritten scroll reports a singular drama that was performed on the stage of the deconsecrated Church of Santa Croce in Enna some time ago.

The young man decides to translate the fascinating lost manuscript from Italian into English and publish it.

Historical facts flow freely from the document, as well as its descriptions of traditional feasts and processions, the way to remove hexes and roundworms from children, and life in Enna’s public whorehouse. It also touches on other societies bound together by a common thread: the yearning to understand the meaning of life.

The novel’s theme becomes a journey into the innermost recesses of the soul.


Travels of the Mind

In the lounge of a noblemen’s club in one Sicilian town, a few members chat Grillo-2.jpgand tell their travel stories. The author records their talks. After a time, he decides to write a book with their stories and conversations, adding his own travel experiences.

The men discuss trips to Tanzania, Medugorje, London, Paravati (Calabria), Rome, Paris, Tokyo, New York, and two small towns in Germany and Switzerland.

Their conversations range over a variety of topics, including love, spirituality, mind, life, and death. The debating points include: What is love? Can we control our mind? Is there life after death?

Besides offering travel tips on Tanzania and capturing the spirit of martials arts, the book is helpful for getting over anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. The author overcame his own anxiety and panic attacks by undertaking meditation and travel, as well as by opening his heart to God.


The Vibrations of Words

The book is based upon a conversation between the author and his uncle Salvatore who created big business starting from nothing. The main theme is about the quality of one’s speech. Good words purify the environment while backbiting is highly harmful. Saying bad words about someone causes bad influence to the defamed person and to the backbiter as well. Conversely, good music, mantras, prayers and pure speech can ennoble both body and mind.

The book contains much information about esotericism, music, Judaism, religions, Osho and Hindu culture. It is right to whoever wants to broaden his or her spiritual horizons.