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Author Interview: ‘The Obscured Journey’ by Jerald Albritton

Rise from the Fog of Uncertainty

About the Book:

The human condition is one riddled with complexities about the path we yearn for, who we are and what we believe.

We have become so dogmatic in our own beliefs that when they don’t come to fruition or we find them to be a hoax, our journey can come crashing down with doubt, fear, and uncertainty. Many individuals think they know why they are doing what they do, where they will end up, or who they wish to be in 3 to 7 years until a catastrophic event called life occurs.

We dream to live adventurously but the fear of change confines us to only existing, which is to survive in the fog of society thus creating a disoriented/invisible sensation. The unknown causes our thoughts to imprison us as we ponder if we will ever be content or if we will forever be in debt paying bills. We work hard to be accepted instead of acknowledged. We wonder about our next occupation or what comes after retirement. We worry about things we can’t control then suffer from anxiety. Our breath is limited by our determination and imagination yet those things we can take hold of.

We exclaim at times to be lost, but to be lost is to know where X marks the spot yet unclear on how to get there. So the question is:

What’s the Journey Toward X?

This book is meant to help you not only choose your path, but how to choose it wisely and magnanimously.

 

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

My journey as a writer started by my ego being too high to talk about my suffering and insecurities yet writing it down in my journal gave me clarity. Ultimately it became a hobby to just write down my thoughts and eventually it led to a book.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

Writing at the beach while riding my bike to different areas was one of the best places and times for me too write. I would gaze out to the infinite looking sea, as it gave me a sense of euphoria which was enlightening and the thoughts just flowed out nicely during those times. The feeling of getting in better shape while riding my bike just made writing that much more easier as my mind was in its own space as the only things that would come to my mind were my feelings and pushing my body to excel.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

My ideas come from communicating with my friends, anime, documentaries, TV shows, movies, other books and anything in which I feel is prudent for myself.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

I have a plan but then I let it come together toward the end. My chapter 1 ended up being my chapter 9 after everything was organized and complete.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

Personal Growth and Philosophy. What drew me to these genres is that writing about things regarding those topics is what I’m passionate about. I love helping others and I want to open the mind of those who think in a dogmatic way.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

No characters in my book.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

I read every week and my favorite authors are Eiichiro Oda and Masashi Kishimoto.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese

9: What is your favorite book and why?

The Bible because there are certain scriptures that changed my life.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Stop thinking and just write. My book was a bunch of notes then after 130K words, I decided it was time to turn it into a book plus why not.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  

Instagram – www.instagram.com/jalbritton52

 

About the Author:

Jerald grew up in beautiful San Diego, CA and as it’s a tourist destination, he decided to attend San Diego State University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering and a minor in Religious Studies. He not only enjoys constructing bridges and structures, but ourselves internally and externally as well. The search for his dreams, the grit and wit of his life contributed to his resilient curiosity about change, the human mind, and our life path. He has studied hundreds of interviews, debates, documentaries, anime, and read countless articles, blogs, books, and anything relevant in which would equip him with invaluable knowledge pertaining to life. His zodiac sign is a cusp of a Cancer and a Leo and he is of house Gryffindor and Stark for all you Harry Potter and Game of Thrones lovers out there.

Stuff He Loves: Basketball, Connect Four, Eating, Music, Ping Pong, Relaxing, Sleeping, Working Out and Working Hard.

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Author Interview: ‘Maharishi & Me’ by Susan Shumsky

Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles’ Guru

About the Book:

Susan Shumsky is a successful author in the human potential field. But in the 1970s, in India, the Swiss Alps, and elsewhere, she served on the personal staff of the most famous guru of the 20th century―Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Maharishi died in 2008 at age ninety, but his influence endures through the spiritual movement he founded: TM (Transcendental Meditation). Other books have been written about him, but this spellbinding page-turner offers a rare insider’s view of life with the guru, including the time the Beatles studied at his feet in Rishikesh, India, and wrote dozens of songs under his influence.

Both inspirational and disturbing, Maharishi and Me illuminates Susan’s two decades living in Maharishi’s ashrams, where she grew from a painfully shy teenage seeker into a spiritually aware teacher and author. It features behind-the-scenes, myth-busting stories, and over 100 photos of Maharishi and his celebrity disciples (the Beatles, Deepak Chopra, Mia Farrow, Beach Boys, and many more).

Susan’s candid, honest portrayal draws back the curtain on her shattering, extreme emotional seesaws of heaven and hell at her guru’s hands. This compelling, haunting memoir will continue to challenge readers long after they turn its last page. It dismantles all previous beliefs about the spiritual path and how spiritual masters are supposed to behave.

Susan shares: “Merely by being in his presence, we disciples entered an utterly timeless place and rapturous feeling, and, at the same time, realized the utter futility and insanity of the mundane world.”

Susan’s heartfelt masterwork blends her experiences, exacting research, artistically descriptive and humorous writing, emotional intelligence, and intensely personal inner exploration into a feast for thought and contemplation. Neither starry-eyed nor antagonistic, it captures, from a balanced viewpoint, the essence of life in an ashram.

 

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I am a child of the hippie generation of the 60s. We were at the forefront of a spiritual revolution that changed the world. I spent 22 years in the ashrams and 6 years on the personal staff of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of TM (Transcendental Meditation) and guru of the Beatles and guru of Deepak Chopra. At that time I stayed in the Himalayas, the Swiss Alps, and other secluded areas in Europe and the USA. After over 2 decades enjoying great experiences practicing Transcendental Meditation, I found another method of meditation that I found was even more powerful. I began to teach that and decided to write a book about it. So in 1990 I began writing my first book, Divine Revelation, which was published in 1996 by Simon & Schuster. Now I have 14 books in print.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

When I’m writing a book, I just sit at my desk and write day and night with no interruptions or distractions. Hours go by and suddenly I realize I’ve forgotten to eat all day!

3: Where do your ideas come from?

My ideas come from my higher self, which some people might call the soul or the divine presence within. However, I often also do quite a bit of research when writing a book.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

I write non-fiction books, so usually there isn’t any story. But the Contents and the Chapter Outline that I’ve written in the Book Proposal create the plan. I can’t really deviate from that, because the publisher has contracted me to write what I’ve set forth in the Outline.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

Nearly all my books are spiritual self-help books, because my main mission is to bring people to higher consciousness and self-realization.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

My latest book is my memoir: Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles’ Guru. Many people who’ve read it think it should be a movie. I imagine someone like Saoirse Ronan playing me. Beatles’ impersonators would play the Beatles. And for Maharishi, maybe Aziz Ansari, a very short charismatic actor with large dark eyes and a high voice who sort of resembles Maharishi. But more ideal would be a Hindu from India rather than a Moslem from America.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

Much of what I read is ancient scriptural sources and other books as research for the books I write.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

I’m reading a book about the Beatles movie Yellow Submarine because I’ll be appearing and speaking about the film at a movie theater in a couple of weeks.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

The Upanishads because of its profound wisdom.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Live your life to the fullest. Discover your true purpose and divine destiny and do your best to fulfill it. Be your authentic self and do what you love. Even if you fear the unknown, leap before you look. Don’t pass up any chances to make the most of every day. When you live a passionate, purposeful life, then you’ll have something to write about.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  

Websites: www.divinerevelation.org or www.divinetravels.com

 

About the Author:

Dr. Susan Shumsky has dedicated her life to helping people take command of their lives in highly effective, powerful, positive ways. She is the multiple award-winning, best-selling author of 14 books, published by Simon & Schuster, Random House, Red Wheel, and Skyhorse. A pioneer in the human potential field, she has spent 50 years teaching thousands of people meditation, prayer, affirmation, and intuition. Her book titles include Miracle Prayer, Divine Revelation, Exploring Meditation, Exploring Auras, Exploring Chakras, How to Hear the Voice of God, Ascension, Instant Healing, The Power of Auras, The Power of Chakras, Awaken Your Third Eye, Awaken Your Divine Intuition, Color Your Chakras, and Maharishi & Me.

Dr. Shumsky is a highly respected spiritual teacher, award-winning author, and founder of Divine Revelation®—a unique field-proven technology for contacting the divine presence, hearing and testing the inner voice, and receiving clear divine guidance. For 22 years, her mentor was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who was guru of the Beatles and guru of Deepak Chopra. Dr. Shumsky served on Maharishi’s personal staff for 7 years.

A sought-after media guest and highly acclaimed professional speaker, Dr. Shumsky has done over 600 speaking engagements and over 900 media appearances since her first book was published, including Woman’s World, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, nationally syndicated TV and radio, Alan Colmes on FOX news, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, and William Shatner’s Weird or What? She is featured in the movie Three Magic Words.

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Book Blitz: ‘The Best-Selling Guide to Spiritual Interpretations of Your Dreams’ by Clementina Marie Giovannetti

Author: Clementina Marie Giovannetti

Genre: Self Help, Dreams, New Age & Spirituality

 

For nearly 40 years, Clementina, an acknowledged authority on Dream Interpretation and spiritual matters, has graced the airways with her extraordinary gift of sight.In The Best-Selling Guide to Spiritual Interpretations of Your Dreams, Clementina guides the reader through various types of nightly visions and provides them with profound spiritual interpretations and positive affirmations.

What do you dream about?
Do your dreams appear real to you?

•Can’t remember your dreams
•Recurring dreams
•Nightmares & night terrors
•Premonitions & visions
•Déjà vus
•Out-of-body experiences & astral projections
•Communicating with loved ones who have died
•Near-death-experiences
•Lost & confused in your dreams
•Paralysis & unable to speak or get away
•Flying in your dreams
•Emotional release dreams
•Healing dreams
•Lucid dreaming

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Join TV HOST & Author of “The Best-Selling Guide to Spiritual Interpretations of Your Dreams”Clementina Marie Giovannetti as she shares her extraordinary gift of sight and profound spiritual wisdom.

Spiritual Wisdom TV covers dream interpretation, out-of-body experiences, astral projections, communicating with loved ones who have died, near-death-experiences, nightmares, recurring dreams, premonitions, deja vus, lucid dreaming, reincarnation, the soul’s purpose, spirit communication, life-before-life, past-life memories, spirit visitations, death, God, heaven, the astral city and so much more.

For nearly 40 years, Clementina, an acknowledged authority on Dream Interpretation and spiritual matters, has graced the airways with her extraordinary gift.

WNWS / Radio 790 AM: “Her depth of knowledge in Dream Interpretation, out-of-body experiences and other things of a paranormal nature, is greater than anyone whom I have interviewed in my 10+ years of doing talk radio. Additionally, her warmth and genuine “caring about people” comes across loud and clear on the radio.”

Author Links:

Webpage: www.spiritualwisdomtv.com

Spiritual Wisdom TV – YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGOmAtgpZOw&t=6s

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