Saturday, October 15, 2011

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Lifting the Wheel of Karma
by Paul H. Magid


A Modern Tale that Harkens back to the Myths of Antiquity
A Profound Spiritual Journey
of Extraordinary Healing and Redemption

Paul H. Magid knows all about overcoming adversity and channeling that experience into evocative handiwork. He has endured more in one life than some people might face in ten lifetimes. Magid was paralyzed from the neck down in a severe spinal compression accident, though fortunately he made a full recovery. He was beset in the decades that followed with multiple joint reconstruction surgeries, Hashimoto’s Disease (thyroid), Gilbert’s Disease (liver), Crohn’s Disease (intestinal), and Addison’s Disease (adrenal). He still must take more medications each day than most people take in vitamins in a week’s time.

It was this lifetime filled with unrelenting hardship and penetrating adversity that severely tested Magid’s inner strength, resolve, belief system, and infused him with the creative drive to craft a novel that is a distinctive mix of enlightening spiritual journey with the intensity and power of the ancient mythological archetype.

“Life itself,” says Magid, “is of course a spiritual journey, often a painful one, yet persevering through that pain can lead to powerful wisdom and healing insights. For me, the most engaging spiritual stories are the ones that tap into the mythical dimension that resonates deep within the collective unconscious of us all. While I always knew I wanted to share with the world a deeply meaningful tale, I also knew I wanted to deliver one that recognizes that our lives are permeated and guided by forces beyond our control, forces more powerful than us, and very often with designs not of our choosing that will challenge us physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”

Lifting The Wheel Of Karma brings to life Joseph Connell, a gifted high school athlete from Montana, loved deeply by his family, yet tormented by nightmarish visions he can neither explain nor escape.

He believes the answer to what threatens to crush him can be found in the knowledge possessed by a mystical old wise man, who lives deep within the remote Himalayas of India.

If Joseph is ever to find the peace he so desperately seeks, he must get this wise old man to reveal what he truly knows, but that will not be easy...for this sage knows far more than he truly admits.

Paul H. Magid started writing his debut novel, Lifting the Wheel of Karma, 25 years ago while still in high school. He tried repeatedly to abandon it, but the work refused to be forsaken. Eventually he realized that sharing this story with the world was, in fact, his Dharma –his duty in life.

Along the way he has worked as a Wall Street financial analyst, a waiter (not a very good one), a Hollywood Agent Trainee, a real estate developer, a summer day camp director, an award winning screenwriter, and independent filmmaker—including his autobiographical film, “A Life Unfinished,” which screened in The Hamptons International Film Festival.

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Lifting the Wheel of Karma is available at Amazon

Review copies available


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