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Spiritual journeys. It requires using all of our senses and faculties to explore and uncover these truths; truth does not merely belong in the realm of rationality. We must always search deeper, to the roots of our soul. An Adventure in Mysticism is a spiritual journey—not just for its main character—but also for the reader. Insightful and inspirational, the book plunges us into a worldview that defies our senses, that speaks straight to our soul, reverberating.
This is literature as a beating heart, full of life, full of potential. Mardak crafts an enthralling tale, rich and vibrant. There were moments that I found immensely profound, where I found myself stopping to digest my thoughts and feelings. The characters are remarkably easy to relate to; their journey feels intimately personal.
And that is the best part of An Adventure in Mysticism : it offers each reader their own personal journey, and a spiritual opportunity of a lifetime. Highly inspirational, it will greatly strengthen your faith. As I sit down to write this, I am in a blissful place where words have fallen away. This book is obviously written from the place we seek in meditation.
There are many books talking about spirituality from an outside perspective, simply regurgitating what others have said or written.
This is not one of those books. Don Mardak writes like a Master and guides you into the stillness of truth; the very essence of this story. This book is alive. It reaches out as if it was written specifically for each individual. It dazzles the mind with great storytelling, humor, and wit, while leading to a deeper state of awareness. This is a must read if you are seeking truth and desiring more. We learn how the main protagonist, Eric, meets his enlightened Master Shimahn, and as a result of that moving encounter, proceeds on an amazing adventure of Self-discovery.
But this is really two-books-in-one. The writing is so well crafted that it draws you into the story to the point that you feel you are right there with all the characters. A highly recommended read that is also suitable for teenagers and anyone else who has questioned the old theology and has been searching for answers to the true meaning of life. Right from the start, I found myself swept up in this introspective and suspenseful tale, eagerly flipping from page to page until the very end.
Don Mardak does a wonderful job of drawing the reader into the story with vivid imagery, strong dialogue and authentic characters that allow you to create strong connections with them throughout the novel. The author has a talent for writing and world-building that adds layer after layer to this story, creating a complex novel filled with intrigue, emotion, thoughtful writing and insightful truths.
From fast-paced entertainment to thought-provoking spiritual insights, this is a novel that captivated me from the very first page. Overall, it was well worth the read and it has me eager to read more in the series. An Adventure in Mysticism is hard to put down. Don Mardak has taken a subject that can be difficult to read and understand at times and broken it down and made it not only easy to read but enjoyable as well.
It is suspenseful, humorous, spiritual, intellectual, and so much more all rolled into one. It is full of Bible verses and interpretations of scripture to get your brain open to looking at the world through a different lens. It gives you the tools and questions to ask yourself and others to make you think and get you to open your mind. Both of these books are amazing reads. Alone they are great, but when you read them together it makes reading them a different experience. If you are into spiritual books this is a must read for you. Don Mardak has really created something special that everyone needs to be a part of.
I have yet to read something from another writer that has been able to write and combine a work of literature as compelling and invigorating as Don Mardak!!! Writing is truly a God-send talent for this unique author, and it clearly shows throughout his work. It is truly a remarkable book! I was so captivated by this book because it was relatable, made me really think, and yet was still highly entertaining. However, it was still a joy reading the beginning of their story; which was so well written it seemed to come to life as I read! Within the story, Eric is just a boy when he begins his spiritual journey and meets characters that will be some of the most influential characters in his life to come.
The road to his spiritual awakening is light-hearted and humorous, but jammed packed with relatable passages, and thought-provoking dialogue. I was truly able to relate, and thoroughly enjoyed every word of this amazing book! Don Mardak does a wonderful job of keeping the story fast-paced, intriguing, engaging, vividly compelling and filled with character growth in characters that are authentic and real. From humorous to emotionally charged, this is a novel that engages the reader from start to finish.
The book is broken in to two parts. While reading this book, I felt like I was getting a very dynamic experience. In part 1 of this book, Mardak gives you a light-hearted, approachable take on spiritual growth, broadening the accessibility of the topic. I know many of us are interested in spiritual growth, but are turned off by dense, stuffy books.
Definitely would recommend this to anyone interested in spiritual growth. I really enjoy books that have a deeper meaning making you contemplate the big questions in life. Both books complement each other very well. Don Mardak has written a series that is entertaining and enjoyable, that has spiritual truths intertwined throughout. This book is actually 2-in Simple truths that sometimes get misconstrued or forgotten about in our busy lives. This is a beautiful book, touching on the spiritual enlightenment we all have within us.
I was so moved by this book and felt such a peace of my own. It is a sweet story of Eric and love, and finding the path God has chosen for him. The world we live in is so busy and hectic, and we all stress far too much. I have always believed each of us has a purpose and reason for being who we are and this book opened my eyes to want to find my spiritual calling.
When your soul and spirit are cleansed your world becomes a better place. This book is written so beautifully and it grabs you and holds on. I have truly been moved and shown the light. Don Mardak has been blessed with the gift of sharing his words with the world and his warm and gentle heart shines like light from heaven. I highly recommend this book to everyone, each of us needs to find our path to Truth and this book is a way to start your journey. Contrary to world opinion, it looks like lightning can strike twice. This is really two-books-in-one, with the first part being a charming story of how Eric met his Tibetan Master, Shimahn, and his wife Kathy.
It also describes how Eric, after being separated from his parents in Jerusalem when he was twelve year old, proceeds on his spiritual journey of discovery, awakening and enlightenment. A truly remarkable read that is highly recommended for anyone who likes to be entertained while also being enlightened. It truly is a book that will have you soul searching well into the late mid-night hours. It did for me last night as I finished it around 2am. For the fiction part you will embark on a journey with main characters Eric and his wife Kathy. You will see and learn how they met as well as how the Tibetan mystic Shimahn got into the mix of the story.
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All of the characters are developed lovely and in an amazing fashion. Their personalities are multi-dimensional as well as easy to relate to. The landscapes and scenery are vividly portrayed with lavish descriptiveness. Author Don Mardak is simply brilliant and a Master Storyteller. In closing, this is a well-written book that flows perfectly. I have to start this review a bit different than I usually do. Well written and so intriguing I could not put it down, and stayed up way past my bedtime.
This was one of the best books I have read all year. I like the freshness of his character and the differences he presents. Then I wanted more. It is beautifully written and deep enough to provide much food for thought. The author not only tells a story — stories whose outcome will come to truly matter to the reader — he also adds spare and lovely descriptions and backgrounds that make the work into a complete package.
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I think Don Mardak is a very talented writer, certainly better than most self-published writers out there. The cliffhangers here are based more on following his discovery of new truths than on his ability to save the world from perishing. The book is a charming blend of spirituality and entertainment. It also tells the story of how Eric met his wife Kathy, and the story of her spiritual evolution is interwoven with his.
And this one is, I think, just as good as that classic of science fiction. I was beyond glad I bought it, especially when I read the story of Eric and his meeting Nehemiah. Something about this book and the stories the author told really resonated well with me. The meeting I just described was something I thought about even after finishing this book. I think many people, myself included, look for answers but the answers you find have to be right for you. The author takes us through a similar situation in this story.
The story is very well written and I enjoyed reading it from start to finish. Not a fan of spiritual books. The characters were written so well, I felt when they interacted I was sitting in the same room as them. I opened this book and never closed it until I finished. Every enlightened person was a waking-upper at some point. Sane people are rare. Not because they are special, but because they are the epitome of non-specialness. The curtain has finally come down or has been lifted to be more accurate and the drive to experience life has evaporated.
How many sane people are there? Drop your two handfuls of sand and just count the fingers you see. Perhaps while you were reading the above post you were wondering which category you fell into. You can take your categories and shove them up your ass. Dear Kyle, thank-you for this morning smile, been following you around for a while, and using your help to get out of denial. Now, not so much…. Thank you for your awesome blog post! So happy to have you clarify this, Kyle.
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I hear ya William. Not all rest stops are for rest. But also funny, I end up laughing each time it unveils… thanks a million, superman! Kyle, Your writings and talks are all right on. My first master started his religion as The Way of Ignorance. Its taken several years and lots of study, practice and meditation to realize that I know a lot and it is painfully obvious that what I know makes no goddamn difference in my state of being which is completely miserable.
I definitely do not practice ignorance. I understand what you say and it all makes perfect sense and none of it makes a bit of difference. Hey David, Right. The Prayer and the Bastard are one. Who is it that cares? Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Skip to content. At this year's conference I'll be moderating a discussion between Bernardo Kastrup and physicist Christopher…. The existence of an ether — an all-pervading medium composed of a subtler kind of matter — has been taught by mystic philosophers throughout the ages.
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