Jeremy has no idea what he's getting into when he stops at a small cafe in a little town in Oregon near the Pacific coast. But he decides to stay. After all, it seems like such a nice little town. Perhaps if he had gone outside and looked up into the night sky, he would’ve seen a starship from the planet Tandalar which was presently encountering an overpowering Presence while testing out a new space drive. Inside that ship lay several beings shattered by their experience, slowly picking themselves up from the floor of the craft.
Meanwhile… a middle-aged eccentric in the same small town in southern Oregon suddenly feels the need for some company to help explore a huge anomaly near the coast of Oregon. Before long, chance and serendipity bring five people and a group of star travelers together for adventures into other dimensions both inner and outer where they come into contact with various other beings, all in pursuit of their own unique destinies.
Adventures and insights abound around speculations on who they are, how they and the cosmos came to be, and why it chose them and not others to go through the travels and travails of time that unexpectedly wanders across differing dimensions of space and consciousness, both of which, it turns out can sometimes be manipulated.
In the end both star travelers and humans are transformed in various ways, solving old problems and opening up new horizons with the promise of further adventure, controversy and discovery. This is the first of (thus far) two books in this series. 376 pages.
Beyond Mandalam is a continuation of the adventure series begun in Journey to Mandalam, The far reaches of consciousness and the life we as consciousness create and inhabit are explored in a number of adventures between humanity and other races engaged in travels through space, time and other dimensions while pursuing and finding the wisdom of life; a wisdom that generates even more potential for adventure and extraordinary experiences.
In the second book of this series, the star travelers return to Earth with a new mandate and ultimatum, unaware of the subtle and not so subtle oppostion to their quest from those having other ideas about how certain 'objects' should be used. Secrets from the past are revealed as they affect the efforts of our travelers, sometimes helping, sometimes not. As a result of their experiences, some go through deep transformations of character, revealing to them they may be more than they thought. Are these inner revelations real or just fantasy, illusions of a twisted mind? Only time will tell, but time, as always, is running out. 388 pages.
Check back for my forth-coming books about insights into the 'self' and self-actualization: Freedom: What it is and how to achieve it, Book 1, Freedom and Self, & Book 2, Freedom and The Ecology of Relationship, due to be published in July of 2019.
Map where Mandalam adventures take place
LIFE WISDOM, ADVENTURE, MEDITATION, OBE, BEYOND CULTURE, SPIRITUALITY, PARAPSYCHOLOGY
The Author...Richard E Bradshaw
Born in the Mission district of San Francisco, Richard Bradshaw grew up in the high mountains of Colorado, spent sixteen years in Hawaii experiencing multiculturalism, and lived in Japan for another twenty-six years soaking up an even more radical reality. Inspiration for the Mandalam Series and many of the ideas in the stories are products of personal experience as a practitioner and teacher of Yoga and meditation for over forty years, studies in the fields of Asian religions, (M.A.) and social and cross-cultural psychology (PhD), and dabbling in Eastern and Western cosmologies, quantum physics, and astrophysics. Living surrounded by radically different cultures does much to test the validity of one’s own reality and introduce the possibility of various other realities, some of which have found their way into his stories.