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This unique novel is a spiritual-thriller, that came from an extraordinary series of events.
How did Bill Douglas become an author?
A VERY interesting story.
Bill never liked English class. He never wrote, unless required to for a grade.
Then in the early 1980's, while living in Southern California and enjoying the free spirited life of a body surfer, within a period of about one year, Bill lost his mother, father, and youngest son, Isaac.
Life lost its meaning - Bill walked away from all the things of man, TV, radio, newspapers. He walked on the beach, watched the endless waves, meditated, and one night he got down on his knees and prayed, "God, show me why I'm here."
That night in his sleep, a voice spoke to him, "I am about to show you what life could be like." This entity, then touched him in his heart, and a brilliant light expanded, taking his breath away. Bill was then touched in the center of his mind, and the same light expanded. This illumination continued to expand, Bill became the light which moved on out and upward through his home, the trees, and out into space. He felt a thousand feelings all at once, and then fear came in. Everything collapsed, and Bill found himself sitting up in his bed, arms outstretched, gasping for breath.
He rose from bed with his head swimming with ideas, and he sat naked in his kitchen and began to write down his feelings. By morning he had a stack of notes and poems, many about children, their innocence, and what children have to teach us.
For several weeks he was obsessed with writing, until eventually he began to wonder why he was doing it. It made no sense, he was a file clerk.
He was about to stop writing. Then his sister called him from Kansas, with a very strange message. She said, "Mom came to me in a dream last night, and took me to a pure white room with a stack of white papers."
Bill's sister had had no idea that he'd been writing, nor about his spiritual experience of weeks before. He had told no one about it. His sister continued, "Mom began flipping through the papers saying, 'look what Jr.'s been doing.'"
Bill's hand trembled as he asked, "What did she show you I'd been writing?"
Bill's sister replied, "Oh, there was so much. I remember there were things about children, poems, and stories about what children have to teach us about life."
Bill wept, knowing his Mother had been watching.
His sister started to hang up, and then quickly added, "Wait! Mom made me promise to tell you this. She said that you've been doubting what you are doing because it is so new to your life. Mom said that it is VERY IMPORTANT that you keep writing."
A few years later Bill was contracted by a New York publishing house to write a book on Tai Chi & Qigong meditation, which became a #1 best seller in the field, published in several languages. It later was instrumental in founding a global health & healing event that has affected millions worldwide.
2012: The Awakening is Bill's first novel. His next novel
is entitled A Conspiracy of Spirits, and will be released in 2011.
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