Springing down from the ethereal to the mundane, since I am the Featured Author by the distributor of 4 of my books, I offer to my followers and friends a thumbnail sketch of these books.
‘The Karma of Culture’ (dedicated to all the babies who wiggle their toes at us) was reviewed thus: ‘A rare hard-hitting and insightful book with wide appeal. It deals with the cross-cultural impacts of a culturally diverse immigrant intake, and potential for Asian cultural and spiritual values to influence Western thinking about democracy, human rights and societal values. The content is compelling and the arguments convincing.’
“What a beautiful mind! ‘Hidden Footprints of Unity’ is a substantial work from an intelligent and spiritually perceptive man. Arasa has skillfully navigated his way through a vast array of subjects: ‘the strange sensitivity to skin colour by most adult whites … the search for the Divine … the desire by some to peer into the Void … the issues of a divisive tribalism and the imperatives of an evolving new Australian national identity.'” That was said by a reviewer.
While waiting to ‘collect my wings,’ I decided to place on the record my (tentative) conclusions about my society and the place of mankind in the Cosmos. My socio-political comments are hard but fair; and in chapters 9 (On religion) & 10 (On the Cosmos) I draw upon certain perspectives from the ancient Hindus. I find fascinating a Cosmos which recycles itself every 3.11 trillion human years. The book is ‘Musings at Death’s Door.’ “There is wisdom here” said a renowned academic.
Pithy Perspectives is a smorgasbord of short, short, bicultural stories. The last of the 21 stories is about House the Mouse and Maxie, a black cat which liked a daily snack of a mouse. The white cat in the story was my Persian who then adopted my little daughter; and they were all able to communicate with one another. Eventually, Maxie became absorbed by the aura of Buddha’s philosophy. The other stories range from wacky/weird to philosophical/spiritual.
Accolades: Musings at Death’s Door received a recommendation from the US Review of Books (a rare recommendation, said the review). Pithy perspectives received wonderful reviews from the US Review and also from the NSW President of the Federation of Australian Writers. Reviews are being sought for the other 2 books. Shows that I am not just a pretty face!
For a week, commencing today, the Facebook page for Palmer Higgs Books http://www.facebook.com/PalmerHiggs will present me as a ‘Featured Author.’ This company is the distributor of 4 my 6 books. As ebooks, they cost less than $10. I invite my friends and relatives to view that page.
As well, my WordPress pages provide full details about my books and the accolades received. What I hope to achieve is to have my thoughts projected into the Cosmos. My primary objective is, through my knowledge of all aspects of immigration, to convince readers that mankind needs unity arising from ethno-cultural diversity, hopefully leading ultimately to the Family of Man.
Is that too optimistic? After all, we are co-created. Should not that lead to a merging of souls in the fullness of time?