Waiting for Dawn
List Price: 11.95
Available: February 2014
A lost cat adopted by a teenager turns out to be an ancient Egyptian shaman on a 3,000-year-long love quest. He is searching for the magic words of power called Heka, needed to bring back to life his young Egyptian consort. Hindered by fate, but protected by the gods Isis and Osiris, the ancient shaman is locked in a struggle against the sun god Amun-Ra. The teenager, his girlfriend, and a contemporary shaman embark on a number of intriguing treks and discover secrets of the ancient shaman’s life and shamanic powers. These journeys ultimately take them all the way back to Egypt and to the ancient shaman’s consort mummy. The journey within is about the power of the mind, understanding the world of the divine, undergoing mystical experiences, and discovering the beauties of sacred space. In the face of all shamanic powers, it is passionate, inexhaustible, mesmerizing love that truly drives the ancient shaman in his quest.
Michele Duva earned a PhD in comparative literature at State University of New York at Binghamton, a master’s of business administration at San Jose State University, and a master’s of science in taxation at Golden Gate University. Michele works and lives in Northern California and has been cultivating a multidisciplinary career by working in various professions, happily mining different facets of what seem to be unlikely gemstones of wisdom.