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Comment by Artof4elements on Wednesday

"Seated on a panel with her fellow writers, Maltese-Serbian novelist Nataša Pantović has been known to use slam poetry to perform her poetic body of work.

Like her prose, the improvised words, tribal music, percussionist sounds, lengthy ‘aum’ chanting, are neither too preposterous nor too earnest but endlessly curious. A bridge builder between East and West, following ancient archaeological findings, she often dives into historic settings more than 2,000 years back in time.

In her novel, Ama: Playing the Glass Bead Game with Pythagoras, the 52-year-old author makes a bold swerve into less-travelled territory. She chooses for her protagonists  Ama, an African priestess, living in China’s Macao 17th century; Ruben, a Portuguese Jesuit priest & Fr Benedict, an Orthodox Christian.

The book explores the rapidly-growing Macao, its changing sights from different perspectives, from that of a bat to a goddess to a spirit. Its miracle and its enigma are within the worlds of inner alchemy of the Age of Enlightenment.

Can you tell us about Ama: Playing the Glass Bead Game with Pythagoras?

Both Hesse and Tolstoy were my first spiritual gurus. Through their deep insights and soulful messages, for the first time I experienced the world of spiritual growth and deep contemplation. Many artists have inspired my writings, the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Lao Tzu and Giordano Bruno.  Pythagoras lived on the crossroads of civilisations, as I see us, and he has given us his fascinating research into music & numbers. With my deep respect towards ancient worlds, Pythagoras with his ancient Egyptian mystical knowledge had to be my protagonist.

In your novel, you follow the famous reform of the Chinese calendar during the 17th century. Can you tell us about d research?

I started writing this as a 17th-century novel. In this novel, it was easy to write from the point of view of the main character, a priest or Ama’s mother or a man without a name or a goddess, Lilith.

I wanted to bring in the many first-person singular voices, starting with an animal ‒ a bat, as a story-teller, moving to Pythagoras, to people who meet Ama within the setting of her coffee house. This narrative framework is 50% inspired by the ‘yin’ mindset; dreamy & emotional, and 50% factual, male & mind-driven.

What is it within this black main character that fascinates you so much?

Ama lived with me for 10 years before I knew I would adopt two kids from Ethiopia, yet Ama as the main protagonist of the story has decided to be black.

All my characters do have strong political, ideological & moral commitments, their ideas are ground-breaking; it is a science against the Church, male against female, East against West conversation.

Holding up a mirror to society of ancient worlds can be fanatical or too obvious within the storytelling environment, so I had to break the rhythm with myths, with art, with dreams." A Beautiful Mind Times @ Amazon 

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Comment by Kimberly Anne Bell on September 18, 2021 at 6:04am

The Epitome of Kimmy: Accept and Embrace it All, is a testimony of finding resilience, embracing your destiny and overcoming adversity. It confronts the societal issues that many people struggle with today such as pedophilia, domestic violence, child abuse and abusive relationships. As you read on you will sense the trauma, abandonment and pain as well as God’s divine intervention. I hope that through this book, you will also be inspired to keep pushing forward in life through the toughest times. Click here to order a copy from Amazon.

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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on August 26, 2021 at 3:21pm

It's been two thousand years since the Son of God came into the world. And yet, regrettably, today's leading pastors and theologians still can't agree on the meaning and purpose of His coming. In this book, Maurie Daigneau offers a deeply personal, well-researched, and biblically sound and encouraging solution to that problem. The Gospel You've Never Heard is an invitation to all who want to live their lives in accordance with the will of God and make their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ the priority of their lives.
A highly recommended must read book. You may order your copy of The Gospel You've Never Heard: An Understanding That Will Change Yo.... Be sure to visit the author at his website, Maurie Daigneau.


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