The ”Path of Three Hundred”- a writer’s challenge.


We would like to welcome in this post, the publication of a book written by a friend. A novel, but not a common one. Indeed, usually a writer directs the writing to a hypothetical reading public, and it imagines to speak directly to someone. And this could be a limiting thing.

This is not the case in the “Path of Three Hundred”, a book written by Greg Frucci and illustrated by Katherine Gerardi.

The author, here, seems to speak to himself, charting a balance of his life experience. It’s a work of introspection – a deep and analytical introspection, in which the author asks himself some questions and formulates non- conventional answers drawing them from his own experience.

Greg transfers this aim onto the main character of the novel, Petah, a man that, quoting the author, “finally decides to take off on his own for a time…and listen to himself…his Inner Voice.”

Petah decides to sail the ocean to find himself, and through this voyage, he gradually begins to realize who and what he is, in his core, in his own essence, something that he may have foreseen throughout his life, and that he realizes something concrete only while creating a gap from the life circumstances that denied this realization.

Indeed, ocean is  Greg’s natural element and Petah seems to be the alter ego of  this author.

Greg Frucci

Greg Frucci (Photo credit: greg frucci)

What arises from the reading of this book is a whole of uncommon “cross-sections” of insightful ideas, and perceptions, which is a result of a deep and long introspection. This is a particular way of pondering which links the mind and heart with the intention to describe what lies deep in his own essence.

Through the deep perception of himself, he surely succeeds in communicating something, and what arises is an original, non- conventional way of experiencing life, facing the problems of our existence with lucid determination.

The story is followed and completed by the beautiful and deep illustrations of Katherine Gerardi- a nice interaction of written and pictorial language.

I’ll stop here, and let you know what Greg and Katherine say through the “Path of Three Hundred”.

With Love,

Andrea

About mr Sarmoung

Andrea Dandolo je pisac i istražitelj razvoja svijesti i duhovnosti uključen u razotkrivanje drevnih učenja s ciljem olakšavanja unutarnjeg razvoja ljudskih bića. Jedan od načina kojima se time bavi je i kroz blog koji je preveden na engleski, španjolski i od nedavno hrvatski. Od rane mladosti je u svijetu duhovnosti i rada na sebi sudjelujući u radu grupa koje potječu direktno od Gurdjieffa, tj koje su bile vođene od strane samog Gurdjieffa U skladu sa drevnim znanjima, naglašava razvoj svjesnosti kao primarno sredstvo za psihološku transformaciju i duhovnu osvještenost individualaca. Karakteristike sistema koji predlaže su jednostavan jezik i moderni prijevod drevnih učenja kao i njihove praktične primjene u svakodnevnome životu. Njegov blog čitaju ljudi iz svih krajeva svijeta. Samorazvoj je ne religiozni i ne dogmatski put; sastoji se primarno od naprednog dostizanja viših stanja svijesti, p prisustva i konačno od ostvarivanja svoje prave intimne prirode, koja je poznata u mnogim tradicijama pod imenima poput esencija, duša, biće. Kroz takav razvoj individualna osoba ulazi u nove dimenzije svijesti koje mu omogućuju da vidi stvarnost sakrivenu iza iluzija. To mu omogućuje kreiranje osobnosti neovisne i otporne na vanjske situacije i vanjska uvjetovanja. Posljedice takvog razvoja su oštra inteligencija, izvanredni kreativni kapaciteti, ravnoteža i smirenost u svakoj situaciji i stabilno stanje višeg stanja svijesti koje je poznato u drevnim tradicijama pod nazivom “buđenje”.
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