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2012 the Awakening [Paperback]

Bill Douglas
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4 Aug 2010
Reviews on 2012 The Awakening are creating a stir: "Riveting...a must..." - Midwest Book Review; "Best Fiction of the Year" - Spiritual Enlightenment Magazine; "What a gift!" - Deepak Chopra. Famed actor, Holmes Osborne (The Box, ER, Boston Legal, The X Files), wrote: 'With the suspense of a "Da Vinci Code," the spiritual awareness of "The Secret," and the fearsome aspect of Orwell's "1984,"' 2012 The Awakening will make a great film!" A global human awakening shakes the foundations of powers that have ruled the world for eons. The heroes' struggle to envision a new way of being will determine their survival. Can they? Can we? An unlikely bookish heroine, a burnt out Naval Intelligence officer, and a deadly covert operations professional's lives become entwined in this spellbinding thriller - unraveling threads of the ancient beginnings of human consciousness. Their struggle reflects that of every human being on the planet today. Current global issues are woven elegantly into a timeless saga that draws upon ancient texts and human history, aboriginal, Eastern and Western religious scriptures, and cutting edge scientific insights into the mechanism of human consciousness. Blending history, science, socio-politics, and transcendental spirituality, this cutting edge tale of vision and intrigue will leave you breathless, riveted, and reeling. NY Times best selling novelist, Steve Alten, wrote "2012 The Awakening . . . should be required reading for everyone on Wall Street and Capitol Hill." Yet what has captivated preview readers is '2012 The Awakening's' broad vision of what may be possible for humanity - if we choose that path. Former Time Magazine Person of the Year, Coleen Rowley, called '2012 The Awakening' "visionary." Jill Dutton, editor of Evolving Magazine, wrote, "Bill Douglas is a true visionary."

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  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Createspace (4 Aug 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450548792
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450548793
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 17.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,427,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Bill Douglas was the 2009 Inductee to the Internal Arts Hall of Fame (New York); and is the author of best-selling tai chi book, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong" (published worldwide, now in 4th edition).

Bill is the Tai Chi Expert for best-selling author's DrWeil.com, and Bill was commissioned by Prevention Magazine to create their Tai Chi Tutorial for their article "Boosting Your Immune System with Tai Chi."

Bill has been a mind-body source for The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; BBC World Radio; The South China Morning Post; China's Xinhua News Agency; Readers Digest; and media worldwide.

Bill's DVD, "Anthology of T'ai Chi & Qigong: The Prescription for the Future," is world acclaimed, and has benefitted people all over the globe, who have called it: "The best!" "For a clear and easy to follow DVD-this is the one!"

Bill's novels are award winning and highly praised. Some comments on Bill's novels "2012 The Awakening," and "A Conspiracy of Spirits":

"What a gift!"
-- Deepak Chopra

"Visionary"
-- Coleen Rowley, TIME Magazine Woman of the Year

"Bill Douglas is one of the most remarkable writers of our generation."
-- David W. Menefee, Pulitzer nominated American writer/reviewer

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What a gift it is to see fictional entertainment tackling the large issues of humanity! -- Deepak Chopra, Author, The Ultimate Happiness Prescription

2012 The Awakening will grab you by your heart and leave you breathless! -- St. Louis Examiner.com

RIVETING! 2012 The Awakening unveils a powerful vision of hope.

What an incredible journey Bill Douglas takes us on in his novel 2012 The Awakening. With the suspense of a Da Vinci Code, the spiritual awareness of The Secret, and the fearsome aspect of Orwell's 1984, 2012 The Awakening will keep you thinking about it long after you've put it down.

What a terrific film this book will make! --Holmes Osborne, Actor: The Box; That Thing You Do!; The Quiet American; Crazy in Alabama; Windtalkers; ER; Boston Legal; The X Files

In his debut novel, 2012 The Awakening, Bill Douglas tackles the 2012 prophecy with a sobering yet uplifting story that should be required reading for everyone on Wall Street and Capitol Hill. --Steve Alten, New York Times Best-selling Author of MEG and DOMAIN

Whereas the Left Behind series well exemplified the power of the use of fear- and pride-based imagination to effectively manipulate people, constructive visionary Bill Douglas understands that there could be an antidote. Dreaming of it may just be the first step to a real "Awakening"! --Coleen Rowley, former FBI Agent-Minneapolis Division Counsel and one of TIME Magazine's "Whistleblower" Persons of the Year, 2002

From the Publisher

Illumination Corporation publishing's motto of 'entertainment designed to not just fill your time, but to nourish your heart and mind,' is exemplified in this powerful profoundly exciting journey into the heart of human consciousness. Author, Bill Douglas's, rare ability to weave ancient historical religious and mystical concepts and cutting edge research on human consciousness into a riveting tale that will entertain the most action demanding reader as well as the seeker of spiritual truth is a jewel in the crown of Illumination Corporation publishing.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars READ THIS BOOK...! :) 15 Jan 2011
By Em
Format:Paperback
For the majority of time I spent reading this book I found my heart beating quicker than usual and myself close to tears! I have looked forward to train journeys to work when I might read 2012 The Awakening! It really is an exciting read! For me this book was like a self-help book... My thanks to you, Bill Douglas, for this book, for World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day, for World Healing Day and for your contribution to making the world a better place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read 5 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback
This is the most exciting book I have ever read. The story draws you in and it's extremely difficult to put the book down, like The Da Vinci Code on steroids. Bill addresses issues that are crucial to our time, like the future of the planet. If you want an engrossing, stellar read with deep insights, this is the book for you. If you know people who read that you really care about, this is the book for them.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Hippy Dippy nonsense 28 Jan 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you are into spirituality and prepared to believe in an instantaneous zen inspired evolutionary jump of global awareness and morality, then 'crack on'with this one.
Really not my scene but felt driven to write my own review to level the playing field as i bought this after reading the other 5 star reviews. The female lead and her sister are quite well written personalities, however the men portrayed and the ambitions of the powers that be are one dimensional and utterly discredit the plot.
The fact it is set in our current time-line makes the pure divisiveness and the outright evil of the male American administration completely absurd. Don't get me wrong governments are divisive and make bad decisions, but not to the level implied here.
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