Sunday, 4 December 2011

Lifting the Wheel of Karma (Paperback) by Paul H. Magid

Product Description 

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.

Paperback, 192 pages
Expected publication: January 1st 2012 by Point Dume Press (first published October 4th 2011) 
Genre: Fiction-Spiritual 
 I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this book. It took me a couple of chapters to engage in the story, then I didn't want to put the book down.

The story follows Joseph, a teenager who suffers from vivid dreams from a young age. He has an older brother Billy and helps work his fathers ranch. Joseph enjoys karate, he is very skilled and unbeaten. Onhis way home from a fight, which he lost for the first time, he is in a serious car accident, which leaves him in coma.

When Joseph awakes he only has the use of his left arm. Joseph travels to India, to a man named Lahiri who claims to be able to help Joseph through the power of mind over matter. Joseph spends many years with Lahiri, but he is no closer to walking.

Joseph loses both his parents in an accident, so he returns home to help run his fathers business with his brother Billy.

Years later Joseph returns to India to Lahiri's house, to the girl he loved and left behind. Many amazing things happen when Joseph meditates and lets his spirit guide him to the truth of his past, and why he has been sent to learn from his past mistakes.

Forgiveness plays a big part in helping things come full circle, and for everyone involved being able to finally move on to their spirit adventure in peace. Joseph returns to see Billy an old man happy to see his brother again after so many years. Not able to walk but healed all the same.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, the story really moved me. Paul H. Magid done an excellent job writing this novel, I was glued to the pages. It was beautifully put together and the ending made great sense to me., I went through a whirlwind of emotions and the author had me thinking about my life. 
4/5 stars
Carly :) 

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely fell in love with this book. It reminded me a lot of The Alchemist in its pure simplicity, yet profound message. I loved the spiritual nature, and how it wasn't preaching, just making me open my eyes in a different way. While there are a few questions that are unanswered, I was very satisfied with reading this.


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