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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion; Reprint edition (4 Jan. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091856647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091856649
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Do you love the joy of a good thriller that gets your blood pumping and your mind racing? I'm inviting you to join me on the wild adventure that is my novel Ludwig--A Spiritual Thriller. It explores the terrifying realm of the multiple personality that was Beethoven. It exposes conspiracies fashioned hundreds of years ago by men in elitist societies who were intent upon manipulating world events to their own ends and destroying human freedom. They still are to this day. What can I tell you about Beethoven himself? How do I talk about Ludwig who obsessed my own life, demanding that I turn completely away from my own life to tell his tale?

In a peasant's cottage outside Vienna, an old woman presents a man named Michael with a parcel. The parcel contains a manuscript. From the moment he takes possession of it, Michael embarks upon a life-threatening journey. For the manuscript carries the devastating power of the spirit of Ludwig van Beethoven and of the Illuminati, who attempted to use him in the way today's corporate controls attempt to manipulate all of us destroying the planet in the process. At once disturbing, dark, brooding and gripping, Ludwig is a spiritual thriller powerful enough to leave you haunted by its spirit and uplifted by the truths it tells.

Michael is a much-decorated Special Forces leader. He's led actions in Indo-China. He's directed covert operations in Central America for the CIA. A tough idealist, he turned his back on the glamorous world of the American Samurai when he discovered how corrupt the causes to which he had pledged his life had become, and how powerless he was to change things. What he cannot know, until the old woman hands him the manuscript, is that this gift--which he wants nothing to do with--will not let him ignore him. What he does not know yet is that he is about to do battle with a life-changing challenge--a power far greater than any he once faced in the killing fields. The novel takes you back to the final ravaged days of Beethoven's life. We learn that Michael is not alone in being haunted by Ludwig and by the controllers who are attempting direct his life and take over his music.

The first inkling I had that I would become obsessed with Ludwig had come decades earlier in a dream. I dreamed I was standing in the midst of a magnificent garden--like a garden in one of those fabulous Persian miniatures, it was filled with a myriad of flowers and trees covered with blossoms in luminous colors. There was a great pond in the midst of the garden and Beethoven's music was playing. It was nothing of his I had heard before, and yet I knew that it was Beethoven. I stood in the garden enraptured by the colors and the sounds. As the music reached a crescendo, the trees and flowers, fruits and sky became transfigured with light. The hand of God--as in the God of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel--came down from the heavens, its index finger touching the center of the pond, sending ever-increasing circles outwards. It was more than I could bear. I closed my eyes and put my hands over my ears. When, moments later as the music began to descend from its climax, I removed them and opened my eyes, the garden was returning to its previous colors and state. A voice within told me, "It's all right--the next time such beauty comes you will be able to bear its beauty." That was all. The dream had occurred in my mid-twenties. I had no idea what it meant. All I knew was that it was some kind of a blessing. I felt as though something fundamental had shifted in my life because of it.

For many years I forgot about the dream and immersed myself in earning a living, writing books, making films for television and doing all the other things we all do every day, when the responsibilities of a householder sit heavily on our shoulders. Then, many years later, the dream came back to me, and with it a strange imperative from within: You MUST put everything aside to write a novel about Beethoven.

I had never written fiction, not even dared to dream that I could. The thought terrified me. Having raised four children on my own, I had spent a lot of my time earning a living. I began to research the novel, but soon realized there was no way I could write it unless I gave up my work in the media and stopped earning a living during whatever time it would take to write it. Many of us stop ourselves from daring to do what we want to do most with the excuse that the only thing that is stopping us is lack of money. That was my excuse. It was only when I found myself in the position of having enough money to not have to work for four years, that I discovered that it's not a lack of money that stops us, but a deep unwillingness to embrace the absolute freedom of choice we all have.

Until this point, I had been able to see myself as a conscientious and caring mother willing to sacrifice her own desires to earn a living and care for her children. Suddenly I found this was no longer necessary. I had all the material resources I needed to do exactly what I wanted. Just as the beauty in the dream had seemed overwhelming to me, I found this newfound freedom terrifying.

During the years that followed I learned a lot about patience and humility. I learned that I was nothing--I am nothing--can do nothing of myself. Yet out of that nothingness, I experienced new realities being born. During the next five years, so many internal events occurred that it would be impossible to speak of them all.
Many of them went into creating the novel itself. I learned to accept that no matter how irrational all of this seemed to me, or how difficult and lacking in self-belief I felt, I was relentlessly driven by some wild inner passion to finish the book--never knowing from one day to the next if I was capable of doing so.

Then one day the novel was finished. I felt like someone who had come back from the dead--a caterpillar who had wrapped itself within a cocoon and watched while its body was dissolved into a white gel, only to be reformed again into a butterfly. What did I find out from all this? I learned that there is the most incredible unseen order that regulates all our lives. Even when we perceive ourselves to be in total chaos, it is always present, always guiding us. Within such order lies a love and compassion that goes far beyond kindness. It can lead us into new worlds--realms of knowing what is right and necessary from one moment to the next. Ludwig is a gripping story of one man's dramatic struggle with the spirit of what I call the godpower--a struggle to become not just a hero in form but a hero in truth. This was also my own struggle. I believe it is the struggle each one of us faces in our own way. It may be that making a choice to embrace the struggle is what turns us from caterpillars into butterflies.

Please pick up a copy of Ludwig--A Spiritual Thriller. It's available on Amazon in paperback and as an e-book. Do read it. I'd love to hear from you personally about your experience of the book. I'd also love for you to write a review of it on Amazon for me if you will.

Here's some of what the media has said about the book:

"Giddy stuff, well marshalled with a kind of ingenuous passion for ultimates and the welfare of the planet." OBSERVER
Jennifer Selway

Ludwig is a very clever thriller about unseen puppet masters and secret societies not unlike Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum though without all the prosaic mumbo jumbo."
James McHale

"A spiritual thriller where the fiery creative spirit of Beethoven struggles with the forces of material powers. Stirring and compelling...Read relish and enjoy..."
William Horwood

"An intriguing tale of the occult; a modern day CIA agent turned journalist confronts the forces of evil unleashed by 18th century secret societies and embodied in the music of Beethoven. Ludwig is a musically well-informed psycho-spiritual odyssey which combines the world of science fiction with Iris Murdoch in one of her wilder modes. Happy reading!"

"It is an eclectic read, with topics ranging from descriptions of Beethoven's haunting work to illuminati 'men in black' to intrigue and forbidden passion... and beyond! "


"Leslie Kenton is the Dalai Lama of the beauty business...her creed goes like this, 'If you're doing what's right for you, you'll continuously unfold and become more healthy and more beautiful. It's a process not a state."


"A pioneering authority on alternative health and beauty, Leslie Kenton is one of life's natural leaders."

"If there is one health expert who can genuinely be described as pioneering and visionary, it's Leslie Kenton."

"Anything she promises, she fulfils. She does it, lives it and writes it"

"In her chosen field - a super-fertilized literary pasture on healthy eating, rejuvenation and exercise - Ms Kenton reigns supreme"

"She's the source that everyone reads and quotes, a one-woman Wall Street of well being."

"One expects a certain vivid attractiveness from the world's leading expert on health and beauty, but Kenton's inner glow and luminosity are nothing less than stunning."

"She's blond, beautiful and sexy."

"In the glitzy, glamour world of fashion and health, Leslie Kenton is like a breath of fresh air."

"She's The High Priestess of New Age Health and Beauty"

"Leslie is the guru of ageless aging."

"Leslie Kenton is remarkably persuasive. Not only is her writing packed with scientific andmedical references...she knows what she's talking about."

"She's a genuine free spirit...Kenton's message is as non-confronting as her flowing blond hair and cornflower blue eyes."

"Long before the rest of the world began to take an open-minded look at different cultures and alternative therapies, Leslie Kenton was exploring philosophies which would challenge and change the way we eat, think and behave."

"Britain's leading health and beauty expert...Leslie is an advertisement for her own fitness philosophy"

"First she was a prophet crying in the wilderness about all things healthy and organic. Then she was acclaimed as a pioneer. Now she's a revolutionary urging women to build a bridge between bodies and souls. And aways she has star quality."

"Leslie is the enduring high priestess of health and beauty."

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Book Description

A compilation of the three bestselling titles: Juice High, Raw Energy Food Combining Diet and Raw Energy Recipes

About the Author

Award winning writer, television broadcaster, teacher and social activist, Leslie Kenton is well known for her work throughout the English-speaking world. Author of more than thirty best-selling books on health, personal development and spiritual power, her written works include Journey to Freedom- 13 Quantum Leaps for the Soul, New raw Energy, The Joy of Beauty, Passage to Power Journey to Freedom and Cook Energy. She is described by the media as 'the guru of health and fitness': 'If there is one expert who can genuinely be described as pioneering and visionary, it's Leslie Kenton.'

Leslie's books have been translated into many foreign languages while her journalism has appeared in every national newspaper in Britain and many abroad. She was an Editor for Harpers & Queen magazine for fourteen years. Her network television series have included 'Raw Energy', a cookery series, and 'Ageless Ageing'. She has also written, made and presented a series of short films on health for the BBC. Recently Leslie turned her hand to photography, specializing in macro photographs. She has just completed her third fully illustrated photographic book.

Leslie lectures and teaches throughout the world, continually striving to bring to light natural methods of enhancing health, creativity and personal power to enable people to gain more control over their own lives and make better use of their personal creativity. Her Journey to Freedom workshops are now taught both in Europe and the Southern Hemisphere. She has always insisted that real health, creativity and personal power all come from within and that the only true 'guru' is the individual human soul. Leslie simply provides the tools that help people realize their own potential- improving their lives and having more to give to their families, communities and the planet itself.

Leslie has been a consultant to the European Parliament and a course developer for Britain's Open University. She has conceived and developed major cosmetic ranges and natural health care products for corporations throughout the world. Her work was honoured by her being asked to deliver the McCarrison Lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine and she has also received a number of awards for her work including the PPA 'Technical Writer of the Year'. Recently, her work has been increasingly concerned not only with the process of enhancing individual health but of helping to re-establish deep bonds of connectedness with the earth as a part of healing the planet. Leslie is the daughter of American Jazz musician, the late Stan Kenton.

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102 of 103 people found the following review helpful By elisabeth@blakeridge.fsnet.co.uk Elisabeth Taylor on 26 Jan. 2002
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A compilation of three books - Raw Energy Food Combining Diet, Juice High and Raw Energy Recipes, this is an excellent guide to raw food combining. Raw food diets are becoming increasingly popular as people discover the amazing benefits of this healthy and enjoyable way of eating. Leslie Kenton explains how raw food can increase vitality, alleviate chronic illnesses from arthritis to depression, help weight loss, end food cravings and regenerate the body, actually preventing the degeneration usually thought to be a normal part of ageing.

Raw foods contain many vital elements that are killed by cooking, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins and others, all of which are essential for optimum health. By improving our diet we not only improve our physical, but our emotional and spiritual health too.

As well as explaining the theory behind raw food combining, Leslie Kenton gives practical advice on changing your diet and includes many delicious recipes. The Juice High section explains the value of using juices as part of your diet, or on their own to give yourself a cleanse or a boost. It also has lots of mouthwatering recipes. The Raw Energy Bible is well named. It tells you all you need to know in order to transform your diet - and your life. But you may well be tempted to read some of her other excellent books once you've tried this one.
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80 of 81 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Jun. 2003
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This is an excellent book if you are on the raw journey (or thinking of it). We were looking for a book with some more recipes and ideas to try out, and in here, we found all that and more - it has suggestions for a mini detox; suggestions for two weeks' worth of meals and excellent ideas for juices.
Moreover, if you need any persuasion that raw foods are the best your body can get, there is plenty of interesting research in here. The style of writing is concise, cogent and above all, never preachy, thereby facilitating informed, sensible decisions about your own eating.
Eating this way is such a good way to clean yourself up, to become leaner, healthier, less stressed and to feel better about yourself. For me, it was always a case of eating healthily (and not particularly enjoying it) OR eating the tasty stuff (the fast food and the takeaways) and adding a pound here and a pound there - but I would never have thought mealtimes could have been healthy AND delicious... Well try this book and find out for yourself! This is great stuff - and that's from a decidedly EX-junk food afficianado.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Hedwig on 18 Oct. 2009
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This book is a MUST for veryone who is on a raw or vegetarian diet or wants to change their diet to a mainly raw diet to improve their health! You will find all the information you need and a lot of really tasty recipes. And the book is written with so much enthusiasm for its topic that you will get really motivated to make the step into a whole new life, because not only your health improves but also your mood and your outlook on life. You will enjoy life much more and you will have much more energy to make all the changes and stick with them! Just try ...
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By LeeAnn Day VINE VOICE on 25 April 2007
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Leslie Kenton was my guru when she was Beauty Editor at Harpers. She challenged old ideas and put new ones to us with insight and much research. This book is still one of her very best and this rework of it brings it bang up-to-date. She has always been a pioneer in beauty, health and spiritual enlightenment.

This is a basic book for anyone interested in how raw food is easier for us to digest than the cooked equivalent. She shows us how and why to eat raw as much as possible and she does it in a practical, easy to understand manner.

I'm a Nutritional Therapist ansd this work inspired me to care more about what I ate, and eventually to study to be a practitioner.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joanne Webster on 23 April 2012
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This surpassses Lesleys superb Raw Energy book which I have had since 1987. It is a real gem of a book which contains a wealth of information on how to live healthily in a very clear way. it is very easy to navigate through it and I love the detailed index at the back. So much work has gone into it, I cannot recommend it too highly.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Patricia Murphy on 5 Nov. 2009
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This is a very interesting read and covers not only the specifics of eating raw veg and the consequent benefits, but gives wonderfully detailed reasons for all the points she makes in this book with terrific recipes that the ordinary 'joe soap' would have no problem organising.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Michael Salkeld on 15 May 2011
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I was lent this book by a friend who had wanted to detox and, after reading it, I decided to have a go myself. The book is chock full of good information and many healthy recipes, the vast majority of which are very tasty. Since I started using it I have lost a lot of weight and gained a vast amount of energy which I thought I would never manage again. It's well worth the money in more ways than one.
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