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5.0 out of 5 stars
Reading this book can be quite a life-changing experience, 9 Jun 2011
After reading this book, I bought copies for all my friends, eager to share my experience of reading this book with them.
This is a book that encourages you to see life as an adventure and ignite your curiosity about the mysteries in life.
The author shares with the reader his spiritual quest, full of wisdom and reflections, aiming to detangle the secrets of life.
The book takes you to a magical place that slowly peels of the layers of yourself, makes you question your way of being and helps you construct a better and stronger self. The author becomes your trusted friend with whom you go on an adventure trip of self-discovery. He takes you by the hand and leads you through the labyrinth of life in quest of your inner treasure, just as he was once lead by a wise man.
The book starts with the author being at a crossroad in his life, not knowing which way to take. He suffers from poor health and his personal and professional lives are disintegrating. He meets a healer who invites him to Montsegur, a remote mountain village and castle in Southern France. A place of great beauty and a tragic history, where a group of believers were burned during the inquisition refusing to convert to the catholic belief, sticking to their own brand of back-to-basics of Christianity. Here he has many encounters and goes through experiences and tests that slowly turn him into a master of his own life and help him to find the true purpose and meaning of his life.
His experiences are beautifully interwoven with those of the story of Marie Magdalene in a light we haven't seen her before; a powerful inspiration to all women, and in her relationship with Jesus, the perfection of how men and women complement each other.
It is difficult not be to be deeply affect by this book. A book of initiation and wisdom, written with great beauty that makes you get lost in phrases or thoughts. This book is a door to a new world and better way of being.
I can highly recommend it.