- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Co (30 Nov 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1571743863
- ISBN-13: 978-1571743862
- Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 15.7 x 23.4 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 970,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A doctor, Will Burleigh, goes to see a spiritual healer. He has a very malign tumor in his throat, and doesn't have even a few months left. He doesn't want to get surgery, because it'd leave him permanently disfigured--and there's still no guarantee he'd live. As it turns out, however, one of his former patients tells him he should see this healer that she saw. See, this former patient had been diagnosed with leukemia a while ago, and should have been dead...but she was alive as if she'd never been sick, and she said that after seeing this healer, she'd "killed" the disease.
So he goes to this healer, a beautiful woman named Maya, who says that though she possibly could save him, he has to open himself up first. To life, to the world, to the All-Mother Earth herself. And to do so, they have to travel to Mesoamerica, to go on a quest to find...well, I'll stop there. You could probably read the other reviews and figure out what is going on, but holy damn...just read - EXPERIENCE - this book for yourself. I guarantee, if it's not a life-changing book, it will certainly open your eyes (or maybe another sort of eye?) to an amazing world: the world you are in, and maybe are blind to the true wonders of.
Now read it. Don't ask questions, just read.
Will Burleigh, MD has a particularly aggressive form of cancer where the treatment is almost as bad as the illness. His prognosis is grim. Even though Dr. Burleigh is a man of science, a man of reason and facts, he decides to give an "alternative" healing method a try. It's not a leap of faith, because he has no faith at all. It's a move spurred by desperation and his fascination with an exotic woman named Maya. Together they embark on an unforgettable spiritual adventure that will keep you turning the pages with anticipation. Wilson's characters are complex and appealing. The setting - Mesoamerica - is a character in itself. His descriptions of the Maya, their country and their history are captivating.
The Fifth Harmonic is exciting, fresh and thoroughly entertaining. I highly recommend this book whether you are already a fan of his or even if you have never read any of his books before. I assure you that you will turn into a fan after reading this gem!