Lifting the Wheel of Karma. And lucky me, it is also an autographed copy! Paul H. Magid found that you can not out run a good book. Honestly!
He started writing this when he was in high school. But often just put it down for other endeavors. But it would come back to him time and again. Along the way he has worked as a financial analyst, a waiter, a real estate developer, a summer day camp director, and then as an award winning screenwriter, and independent filmmaker—including his autobiographical film, A LIFE UNFINISHED. Finally he listened to that inner voice and got down to brass tacks and finished his debut novel. I have to say, for that I am really thankful.
The synopsis for his book follows:
Joseph Connell is a gifted high school athlete from Montana, loved deeply by his family, yet tormented by nightmarish visions he can neither explain nor escape. He believes the answer to what threatens to crush him can be found in the knowledge possessed by a mystical old wise man, who lives deep within the remote Himalayas of India. If Joseph is ever to find the peace he so desperately seeks, he must get this wise old man to reveal what he truly knows, but that will not be easy…for this sage knows far more than he admits.
I picked this book up for my review with Tribute Books (they also have an interview with Paul on their site) and then found that it was the wee hours of the morning. It has been some time since I have been so deeply engrossed in a story. Having had some traumatic experiences myself growing up, I found that I identified with the feeling of healing within whole and healthy. It is through those very painful experiences and the subsequent healing that I found my own Dharma. (That would be my purpose in life.) Finding that opening my home to those in need has been a fulfilling life. Some may find it to be a somewhat confusing life as to who is here when. But I have been rewarded with life long friends, exciting tales and seeing the fullness of healing in others. And yes Paul, I do believe strongly that only in forgiveness do we ever find complete healing.
Paul shared a story where a journey is required for Joseph to come full forward. Walking alongside Joseph, you will find an inner peace. At least I did. Two thumbs up? Well heck, I say that and five stars! Thanks to Nicole for turning me on to a new author. I can't wait to see what is next. Paul do not wait to get back to the typewriter as we are all behind you.
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