The Gardens of Ailana

The Gardens of Ailana

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There are places on this planet not confined to the logic of men or limitations of science. Pagans may have erected strange mounds, or circles of giant stones there. Religious seers built great cathedrals or temples where those stones had once stood. Legends spread about miracles and healing wonders, and for centuries pilgrims flocked in from all lands. Or they may have been left alone, unknown but to the few; tended by very special beings. Something inside a few troubled souls draws them to such centers when they're ready. In our modern-day fictional tale, four people with very different backgrounds, each scarred by a horrific childhood, meet at a place of healing where one's most crippling darkness must be faced down. In the rubble of their lives and broken spirits they learn that in their weaknesses lie their most profound strengths. In their festering wounds they find hope. In "The Gardens of Ailana" we see through the souls of mystics, experience laying-on-of-hands from the healer's point of view. Feel at home among wonders and magic. We may find answers to some long-troubling questions: What if everything does serve some purpose? When is it not right to forgive? Beyond all the religious hype, what happens when I die? When my child dies? How does karma work? - And this time say it so I can understand it. Is there any ultimate balancing of goodness and wrongs? In this moving, mysterious tale of redemption, we explore that intimate pain we all carry inside us, marveling at the rich complexity of the human spirit. And at the simple beauty and logic of what lies beyond. Or they may have been left alone, unknown but to the few; tended by very special beings. Something inside a few troubled souls draws them to these centers when they are ready. In our modern-day fictional tale, four people with very different backgrounds, each scarred by a horrific childhood, meet at a place of healing where one's most crippling darkness must be faced down. In the rubble of their lives and broken spirits they learn that in their weaknesses lie their most profound strengths. In their festering wounds they find hope. In "The Gardens of Ailana" we see through the souls of mystics, experience laying-on-of-hands from the healer's point of view. Feel at home among wonders and magic. We may learn to heal ourselves and others. We might find answers to some long-troubling questions. What if everything does serve some purpose? When is it not right to forgive? Is there any ultimate balancing of goodness and wrongs? What happens when I die? When my child dies? In this moving, mysterious tale of redemption, we explore that intimate pain we all carry inside us, marveling at the rich complexity of the human spirit.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 16.76mm | 458.13g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507681410
  • 9781507681411

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