Voyager and The Garden are mystical books that take us on a quest to find out who we really are. A journey that takes us beyond ‘earth’s human shores’ in search of true peace and happiness. Life and everything we experience arise from awareness. We are never outside awareness. Just as waves are not separate from the ocean, we are not separate from awareness. We are each a human wave arising in ‘the sea of pure awareness.’
An adventure into the nonduality nature of pure awareness, Voyager inspires us along our own individual path of inner transformation. An essential and inspirational work that conveys the inexpressible truth of existence—“We are pure awareness at centre, human in appearance.”
Abiding in the heart of humanity is the light of true peace and happiness. Each of the twenty five chapters presents a voyage toward our inner, universal Self, bringing a deeper and wider perspective along the way. Exploring the shores of human-beingness ever more deeply, we realise, “soul is the lighthouse—the light that guides us safely home.” By simply experiencing ourselves without distraction of mind, we see through personal drama to our true nature. Pure awareness is an art that requires practice to quiet the surface of mind and still the moving waters of our emotional seas. Enlightenment is simply being. A recognition that all world appearances are illuminated from the light that shines in our heart.
We stand at the bow of our ship. The sky is clear, the sea is calm.…Now voyager sail thou forth to seek and find. —Walt Whitman
THE GARDEN Winner of the
Premier’s Book Awards
The Garden is a true mystical experience revealing the very essence of who we really are. A journey that takes us to the eternal presence of life itself. Inspired by the Upanishads ancient poems that teach pure awareness, this unique book speaks directly to the heart and portrays a beautiful perception of a perfect world. It is a love story that transcends time and space and the illusion of separation. An allegorical novel told in simple lyrical style and brilliantly illustrated.
This gentle tale weaves together a world of unity where opposites play together in a deep absorption of what is real and what is illusion. A tapestry of deeper meanings, there to be discovered by an open heart, conveying a profound message for all seekers, waking us up to who we really are.
Told in four parts: The First Awakening, The Sleeping, The Dreaming and The Reawakening, The Garden mirrors the Upanishads Three States and One Reality: Waking to an outside world, Dreaming in the mind, Dissolving in deep sleep and Awakening to pure awareness.
The condensed narrative, multi-layers and deeper meanings in this love story are so designed that each reader needs to think about the words over and over again, through a sustained process of inner reflection and self inquiry. Each reader will discover many different levels and meanings, and this will lead to their own independent “awakening” in The Garden.
Through direct pointing at pure awareness, The Garden opens the heart, allowing the reader to experience oneness or nonduality: a self-realisation where feelings, thoughts and perceptions are seen as the ever-changing appearances of awareness itself.
Think of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet meets Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha
Enlightenment is simply the art of being. The art of pure awareness. The art of love. There is only openness, where everything and nothing are one. The cup and the water, though not together, they are one. And in this openness, we are open to all life. The boundless all. The clear state of being awake. The invisible source of being. Inside everyone, there is peace and refuge. The nameless. The perfected. It is our eternal home.
So journey into life, journey into the fullness and perfect presence of oneness and see the wonderful miracle that you already are.
“It is the beautiful illustrations of sacred geometry woven into Celtic patterns and nature’s gifts that makes this little book really special. The reader is taken through a love story of the soul and I could not help but think of that other great poem of love by Khalil Gibran, The Garden of The Prophet, as I read through these pages. This is a book to languish over in the quiet of your mind and can be used as an excellent tool for inspiration, illumination and opening of the heart.”
—Elizabeth Peru, Insight Publishing