The much anticipated SEQUEL
A BRANCH OF WISDOM
A quest to find meaning in a divided world
It all started fifteen years ago in the psychiatric ward of a South African military hospital. One night Christopher, a returning soldier from the war in Angola, experiences a powerful vision. Believing he has been divinely chosen to fight the evil of the divided apartheid state, Christopher announces his mission to the authorities. They dismiss it as a severe psychotic delusion, make a diagnosis of Paranoid Schizophrenia and, finally, put an end to his months of mental anguish with a course of Electric Shock Therapy.
Now, at the turn of the millennium and approaching mid-life, Christopher, despite wealth and success, grapples with renewed depression and a sense of profound meaninglessness. He suspects there was more to his army experience than the medical fraternity had been able to grasp. Motivated by a mix of desperation and determination, he harnesses his considerable powers of logic, memory, intuition and creativity - and leads the reader along on his personal quest for understanding.
It's a remarkable journey of philosophy, magic, humour, energy and insight, along a series of twists, turns and delightful surprises. In the lands of the ancient Hebrews and Egyptians he asks: "How can the origins of the alphabet help make sense of my life?" Along the way, he also encounters and questions landmark western thinkers: Pythagoras, Descartes, Jung, Hegel and others. Eventually he is lured to the eastern mountain kingdom of Bhutan, where a mysterious meditation tutor and the I Ching lead him to some startling insights - insights that completely change his world, and could change yours!
Illustrated throughout with cutting-edge conceptual art, this is a must-read for anyone who has ever wrestled with a sense of meaninglessness, and pondered the greater questions of life.
this a passionate call to individuals to identify and tap
into the power of the authentic self?
Or a philosophical detective story?
Is it a celebration of mind, body and spirit?
Or a serious critique of western thinking patterns and ways of being?
Is it a love story?
It is all these - and more.
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