MARCH 2010

 

 

Oksana Elpaeva - St. Petersburg / Russia

 

In your writings you often talk about “universal order”. What do you mean by it?


I would say that where many see randomness and chaos, I see a meaning and order that connects every moment and every situation. The universal order is one that is found in many dimensions and at many different levels, at times in scopes that are difficult to imagine. The ascertainment of this order gives us a better understanding of events, although not everything can be clarified, I think one should never eliminate the unknown because it encourages us to question things. I consider it both wise and humble to be able to admit that if we are unable to fully comprehend all aspects of the structure in the world we live in, it is because of the limitations of our mind, and not because of the limitations of the order ruling the universe.



 

Jean-Marc Courtois - Lille / France

 

Intuition can be defined in many ways, but you refer to it as a “force”. In what way do you consider it a force?


From my own experience, I have learnt that when we engage ourselves in listening to our intuition, we gradually establish coherence with this inner guide. The lessons we deduce may lead to a change in our views, to a different way of listening, or of questioning, in order to reveal the unexpected aspects of our existence. These lessons help us gather the indications needed for our growth and the fulfillment of our personal destinies. Intuition is therefore a force in the sense that it encourages us to follow our inner calling, leading us to rich and satisfying lives, thus permitting the realization of our full creative potential.




Juan Ramón García - Seville / Spain

 

Would you categorize your novel as philosophical or spiritual?

 

“Legend of a Nomad” is above all a philosophical novel, but there are many elements in it that can also earn it the classification as that of a spiritual one. Philosophy is an attempt to understand the world, whereas spirituality is more of an attempt at revelation, both of self and all around. The novel unites these two modes together, and so, it speaks to both our rational minds as well as to our deep inner sensibility.



 

Eline Hoskens – Antwerp / Belgium

 

Your novel has deeply touched many people because of its positive outlook. What do you think is the main reason for the optimism that surges from it?

 

I think that this novel highlights several facets of what can be considered a message of hope. Without wanting to go into too much detail, I would say that the central theme of this novel is the intuitive force, a force that we all possess and one that demands to be utilized. I would also like to add that the story deals with the subject of one’s personal destiny, a subject that prompts the reader to reflect on his/her life and to contemplate their future. More concretely, and this combines the two key components I have just mentioned, I would say that what this book perhaps exudes the most is the confidence that the main characters have in their own unique potential. They don’t settle for just ordinary everyday life, but are always vigilant to what their intuition reveals, which leads them to many providential meetings. I think this approach conveys hope and optimism; it encourages and incites the reader to better develop their own unique potential.