(From the back of the book, slightly amended for the purposes of this website.)
This collection of essays is comprised of powerful and compelling stories in which the author deftly shows how the seemingly mundane contains the sacred within.
In this perceptive and illuminating work, the author relates five personal stories which have universal appeal as well as two further essays which provide a fascinating insight into Dreams and the ancient creation myth.
* Gardening: weeding and creating a secret garden is analogous to clearing one’s psyche of unwanted dead wood allowing for creative energy to flow.
* Beyond Duty: The simple act of picking up rubbish on the beach leads to an understanding and valuing of the concept of Duty.
* Death’s Beauty: the synchronicities surrounding the death of the author’s mother, highlighting the reality and value of synchronicity.
* In Praise of Lilith, Eve & the Serpent in the Garden of Eden: How the myth of Lilith (first wife of Adam, i.e his wife before Eve), Eve & the Serpent in the Garden of Eden is relevant in today’s world and illustrates the necessity of leaving Paradise (more on that further on).
* The Opposites: the value of opposites within us – both a Mother Theresa and Medusa – and the necessity of balancing these extremes.
* Dreams: The Inner Way: the value of dreams as an integral part of our daily living.
* Mt. Kilimanjaro: summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa was both an inward and outward journey.