Monday, January 16, 2012

Paul H. Magid - Lifting the Wheel of Karma - Giveaway & Review


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Refreshingly different. That's what Lifting the Wheel of Karma is. It's not your average read. Paul H. Magid mixes the practicality of a Montana farm with the spirituality of a Himalayan retreat. What seems like two disparate worlds are blended seamlessly in the fictional life of Joseph Connell. Plagued with nightmares throughout his life, this teenage karate champion is paralyzed as the result of a car accident that seems predestined. Afterward, he catches a television news report featuring a meditation expert in India proclaiming the power of mind over matter. With the hope of walking again, he gets on a plane with his older brother, Billy, in order to track this man down.

After a long and tiring journey, he arrives at the house of Lahiri, a man he met right before his life-altering crash. The encounter is jaw-dropping. The realization of their shared destiny becomes even more profound as the intricacies of reincarnation are explored. Actions from their prior lives are being held accountable in the present. What happened between Lahiri and Joseph in the 19th century must be resolved before they can both find peace.

Throughout the Indian culture comes alive with lush detail. The country's inherent sense of celebration is depicted through ceremonies and festivals. Fires enliven the night sky. Colored spices fill the air. Brilliant saris twirl through the streets. The friendliness of the citizenry is heralded. The pulse of the subcontinent energizes the pages.

India is beautifully contrasted with the big sky country of Montana where words are precise and rarely used. Neighbors are miles away, but there in a time of need. Natural abundance is tempered with frugality. Prosperity is ignored and trucks are run into the ground rather than replaced with the latest models.

Joseph is the product of both of these locales. He is a son of the American West, but finds fulfillment atop the Himalayas. His journey spans the globe, but it's only when he stills his mind through meditation that he is able to reach his intended destination.

Overall, this wheel will take you where you need to go, if you let it.

About the Book
Lifting the Wheel of Karma

Book Details:
Price: $15.00 paperback, $9.99 Kindle
Format: Paperback, Kindle
Publisher: Point Dume Press
Published: September 2011
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780984016068
Genre: Fiction, Spirituality
Buy Links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle

A Profound Spiritual Journey of Extraordinary Healing and Redemption - a modern tale that harkens back to the myths of antiquity. It takes you on a remarkable journey, while exploring the themes of healing, redemption, forgiveness, sacrifice, and ultimately...peace within.

Joseph Connell is 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 admits.

About the Author
Paul H. Magid

Paul H. Magid started writing his debut novel, LIFTING THE WHEEL OF KARMA, twenty-five years ago while still in high school. It took him so long to complete because 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.

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.

Connect with Paul:
Web Site
Facebook (book)
Facebook (author)

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January 11 (author interview)
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  1. What a life altering book theme!
    These kinds of books are a favorite
    of mine...
    Many thanks, Cindi

  2. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  3. Dear Nicole,

    Thank you for such a wonderful and poetic review of my novel.

    Readers can check out my new book trailer and related videos on my novel's YouTube Channel at:

    Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to connect with you readers.

    All the best...

  4. This sounds like a great book. Karma is here to stay
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  5. This book looks like such a wonderful & refreshing read!
    annmarieweeks at verizon dot net

  6. Such a good theme. Moreover, I am curious to see the Autobiographical Movie.

  7. This is an amazing book to read! I think everyone will take something different from it, it will speak to many. I had a hard time putting it down. I was engrossed in the book from the first page. We all have a life journey to fulfill, this book opened my eyes to some new ways of thinking.

  8. I would 100% recommend this book to anyone that enjoys books about spirituality and healing. Paul H. Magid has done a fantastic job writing Lifting the Wheel of Karma.