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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma – A Visionary Fiction Alliance Book Review by Stefan Emunds

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin S. Sharma has a compelling storyline: A rich and successful lawyer drops out and travels to Nepal to find enlightenment. There, he searches for a mysterious group of sages that live high up in the Himalayas in order to acquire their ageless wisdom. This storyline functions as […]

The Birth of a Book of Visionary Fiction – Guest Post – Barbara Ann Briggs

When my feet first touched Indian soil in 1986, I felt as if I had finally found my home. Since that time, my destiny has led me back to India time and time again, first to study sitar in Shimla, then to study Sanskrit in Varanasi and then to live here continuously from 2001 until […]

Awakening from Spirit Possession Part II – Woody Carter

This is the concluding part of this mini-series on how Woody Carter’s possession experience inspired his novel, Narada’s Children: A Visionary Tale of Two Cities. For the first part, click here. I sat in Nana’s chair overwhelmed by what I had experienced and being released from spirit possession, until I had an epiphany: What’s to […]

Awakening from Spirit Possession Part I – Woody Carter

Mindfulness meditation is all the rage, now. It’s promoted in public schools nationwide, and in colleges and universities. In a Huffington Post blog, Candy Gunter Brown, PhD, argues that public education has gotten around the U.S. Supreme Court ruling prohibiting religion in public institutions by replacing the terms “meditation” and “Buddhism” with words like “neuroscience” […]

Harold Ramis: A Comedic Visionary Crosses Over

By Eleni Papanou March 3, 2014 “When I was twelve, I read the line, ‘An unexamined life is not worth living.’ I took it seriously to heart. And literally. Like it was a requirement in life, akin to the Buddha’s suggestion that we maintain ‘sufficiently inquiring minds.’” Harold Ramis interview in Shambhala Sun When Harold […]