SEPTEMBER 2010

 

 

Ans Mol – Amsterdam / Netherlands


 

Does it worry you that man is capable of causing great catastrophic disasters in nature?

 

I have great confidence in nature, so I’m not worried about what the future holds in its regard. However, this is an interesting question that all of us should ask ourselves since it incites us to ponder to just what point we wait before we intervene in what can be prevented.


 


 

Crislaine Sanguino – Franca / Brazil


 

Do you believe in paranormal visions and other phenomena?


I know that these things do indeed occur. Besides, an event is mysterious only until and when we’re able to understand it. Personally, I pay little attention to impressionable or confounding phenomena which I have not witnessed myself. However, others do, and if this brings them closer to the universal Source, then why not? As long as these events are not fraudulent or invented and do not encourage an unrealistic attitude towards life, than I see no harm. Reality is much vaster than we can imagine and so anything is possible; I’ve seen and lived enough things in my life to affirm this with certainty.


 


 

Marcin Schabowski – Katowice / Poland


 

Is receptivity the main message of your first novel?


Receptivity, or open-mindedness, is certainly one of the most important messages in my book, but also that of union, or unification, or better termed, “connection”; connecting to oneself and to all. Recently, a friend told me: “Your book breathes union-with self, each other and the Universe.” Both books, “Legend of a Nomad” and the soon-to-be-released, “The Lucid Voice”, encourage the search for our destiny by listening to our intuition. Both also show us how to cultivate our notion of love and understanding towards one another, a subject which preoccupies people more and more, and which confronts all of us, at some point, in the course of our lifetime.


 


 

Zuliem Diaz – Barcelona / Spain


 

Do you consider yourself a “mystic” writer?


We would have to define what a mystic writer is for me to qualify under that definition. My writings are modest attempts at finding answers to existential questions so that we can get a better understanding of the mystery of life. If I were to claim any mysticism in my work, it would be to emphasize the need to probe more deeply into our inner world. But it would be mysticism that would be easily understood and would incite us to open our hearts.


 


 

Sanou Diack – Dakar / Senegal


 

Can we experience true spirituality through religion?


I believe that religion has the potentiality to lead us to, or illuminate a spiritual path, although it’s obvious that many organized religions have swayed from their deep spiritual source and are much more hierarchal systems perpetually in search of power and control, rather than organizations advocating spiritual growth. This is not to imply that members of religious organizations do not experience the spiritual from its divine source; but those who do, are very aware that true spirituality can only come from personal experience, and that it’s not necessary for a specific place or an intermediary to access the Divine.


 


 

William Testard – Montpellier / France


 

What is the difference between knowledge and wisdom?

Wisdom is not a teaching or knowledge in of itself, but rather our mind’s proper deciphering of the relevance or standing of things, experiences, ideas, as well as all forms things can manifest themselves in. Wisdom offers a much broader perspective on things rather than just purely intellectual or analytic reasoning; it is a better way to correctly perceive things rather than defining them in words or concepts.


 


 

Tamara Hechavarría – Havana / Cuba


 

What is your view on shamanism?


I think some forms of shamanism can offer us a deeper understanding of human nature. In a controlled manner, shamans use powerful methods to modify their state of consciousness allowing them to explore other dimensions or realities, often to seek ways of healing. These ancient and universal practices have survived within cultures that have so far evaded the conditioned rationality of modern civilization; a rationality which is often powerless in answering fundamental questions, as opposed to shamanism which generates a deeper intelligence closer to that of pure intuition.


 


 

James Mungin – Melbourne / Australia


 

What can you tell us about your second novel?


“The Lucid Voice” is a book that accentuates existential questions and conveys the idea that in order to have an authentic and positive influence, we must search for our true potential, explore all possibilities and envision all manners of exchange and change. This book should help us integrate into the present while developing our hidden talents, so that we can live in harmony with ourselves, others, nature, and the energy that vivifies the Universe.