A prophet who spent twelve years in a city by the sea finally sees coming the ship that will carry him back home. We don’t know why he was there, why did he have to wait and not even his name – these are all but mere mortal and limited attributes and information that are irrelevant for the enlightening knowledge he has to share. Like in many oriental books of wisdom, where a beautiful consort or feminine figure (goddess) requires to be initiated in the deep secrets mastered by a masculine … more
This book has given me a lot of clarity. I give this book as a gift a lot, especially when I see people going through tough times or if they have just achieved a lifetime milestone. I love the tone of the book. It's very understated. The language is a bit formal and flowery, but the ideas flowed out for me very easily and resonated with how I think. Reading this also helped me in my writing because it gave me a new language to think in and also the … more
I'm an unemployed grandmother of three, mother of five, and have just separated from my husband of 42 years. I've been a writer most of my life, and have worked for nonprofits for the past 25 years. Currently … more
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