What my book ‘The Dance of Destiny’ is about

The Dance of Destiny

Having been well-educated by British colonialism; buffeted (but not damaged) by ignorance in a relatively new nation set in coloured seas and surrounded by foreign but ancient and durable cultures; risen to leadership positions in both civil society (through a highly interactive and contributory life) and in the federal public service; and sporadically falling into holes which were certainly not there; and also experiencing the wheels of my life-chances cart falling off for no discernible cause; I had to ask: ‘What determines human life on Earth?’

Trekking through the maya of history, geography, sociology, significant psychic experiences and personal relations of some import, I came to postulate how a personal destiny might evolve. I drew upon Hinduism, but not on the New Age modifications. Increasingly, I speculate whether, like the nested fields of force in physics, there may be a nested network of human destinies, leading to one which encompasses the Cosmos as a whole. Thus, this book is much more than a memoir.

Necessarily and intuitively, I have woven through my narrative some Eastern (mainly Hindu) spirituality.  Supportive pre-publication endorsements again followed. The US Review of Books recommended the book, previously supported by favourable reviews by Kirkus Discoveries and BookRead.com. Refer my Accolades page on this site.

 A manuscript appraiser said: “ … a compelling read from start to finish … introduces a sensitive inter-cultural East-West interaction involving love, marriage, social relations, and the various religions, and also explains how the path of human existence is affected by cosmic justice or karma …the author writes well in an easy fluent style with good descriptive narrative … the various settings and movements from one to the other maintain the pace of the story development … I particularly liked the wise spiritual development that was thoroughly woven through this work, thus making it an inspirational read.”

 Not surprisingly, I have dedicated this book ‘to our spirit guides,’ quoting the Upanishads as follows:

May the Lord of Love, who projects himself

Into this universe of myriad forms,

From whom all beings come and to whom all return,

Grant us the grace of wisdom