By: Donald Altman - Roundfire Books - $17.95
Description: Travelers is the story of a grieving psychiatristís life and career are jeopardized when a suicidal patient and mysterious pet therapist come to the psych ward.
Verdict: A Mysterious Traveler. A Sentient Canine. A Psychotic Patient. Grieving psychiatrist Ben Banks cant find a way to heal from loss. But when a mystifying, miraculous and mind-bending trio arrive at the psych ward, the Doctor is forced to confront his deepest fears and beliefs about the nature of consciousness and reality - even death.
With his marriage, career and life hanging by a thread, he faces demons both real and imagined, all the while being transformed forever in this inspiring story of hope, healing and renewal.
In what is a thoroughly engrossing book, from start to finish a written prose that builds into something, sooner than later, that quickly draws you in and never lets you go.
A fascinatingly beautiful read, Travelers is a quite wondrous adventure, moreover a journey, that unfolds page by page to reveal an uncharted world of shamanic visions, paranormal states and new dimensions of consciousness.
But donít think for one minute that there are no genuine, real life, experienced roots here within the prose, for author Donald Altman draws on his extensive experiences as a psychotherapist, former monk and spiritual seeker to bring us these delightful, and veritably compelling twists and turns.
Unearthing another layer of reality, chapter by chapter, the psychiatrist in question, journeys into his young patientís universe and when expecting to find phantom inner demons, actually stumbles into another reality where the phantoms are just that; and very, very real.
About the Author - Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, international mindfulness expert, and award-winning author of over 15 books translated worldwide. Featured as an expert in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project, he currently writes Psychology Todayís Practical Mindfulness Blog. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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