Walking with the gods
‘By camel through the Thar desert’ is one of the beautiful watercolors Niek Nagengast adorned to my book. It is with the editor right now and for sale at the end of June. In gratitude to the ‘pre-readers’ and my writing coach I like to share their experiences as they expressed:
Paul de Blot SJ, Professor of Nyenrode Business University, wrote this preface:
In the biblical story Moses asks Yahweh who he is and Yahweh replies: I am who I am. Nothing more. Many biblical stories refer to this event.
The creation story tells that Yahweh created man after his likeness, which is to be who He is. The vocation of man is to become who that one is as a human. Anasuya describes in her novel her life as a representation of her quest to be who she is. Her starting point is the recognition that she is who she is. An exciting adventure ending in a guidance to the reader to manifest who he/she is in the core.
Bart Kok, my pilot during the writing, author and trainer, wrote a summary:
This book is most inspiring. It tells the tales of the journey of a woman named Anasuya who travelled from the Pyramids of Egypt to the tops of the Himalayan mountains in search of purity and truth. She was accompanied on her journey by Sun Bear, an American Indian holy man who talked to the thunder, by Shiva who was her guide on her perilous journey to the huge glaciers of the Himalyas, by Mama Candomblé in Brazil and many other wise people and spiritual leaders of mankind. She gets in touch with all the big religions of this world, meditates in Buddhist monasteries, experiences the violence and holiness of Jerusalem, she travels to the rainforests of South-America to experience the effects of mind-opening drugs like ayahuasca, she becomes a master in the holy rituals of Tantra and receives her name through an ancient Indian initiation. And she is just a western woman who writes about her experiences living through a nasty divorce and how she managed to stop the incestuous drama that took place in her childhood.
The beauty of the book lies in the fact that she dared to go where angels fear to tread. And now you can experience her journey through her eyes without having to face the dangers yourself. It is a book about personal spiritual development that will move you to wake up and get started with your own journey through life. Anasuya has done the guru shopping for you in the knowledge that there is only one guru in your life and that is the one living inside of you.
The world is full of people trying to find answers outside themselves, people desperately looking for someone to follow. Anasuya is an exception to the rule. She continues to go her own way while meeting, discovering and learning. When you read her book, you will be inspired to go yours.
Margot Anand Naslednikov, teacher, public speaker and author of world bestsellers like The art of sexual ecstasy, wrote a recommendation:
Anasuya is a courageous woman of adventure who went where others fear to tread.
She met gods and demons face to face and has become all the more wise. This book is a treasure that will show that courage opens the door to infinite possibilities. It is a book that will inspire you to walk with the gods and the goddesses. I recommend it.