Richard Bach, a man with a knack for seeing the
world for what it is--Illusions. Sorting out what is important
from what is daily conditioning we receive from all sorts of
sources in our daily lives. He is most known for his book "Jonathan
Livingston Seagull". A book that is simple on the surface,
yet as one contemplates what he is working with through this
well designed metaphor of life one becomes intrigued with his
talent and insights.
respect for life is immense and all inclusive. Life is yours
to choose, tap into your inner-self and realize you too have
a sleeping messiah inside of you. All you need to do is awaken
it and become what your true potential allows you to become.
And remember, never be afraid of being who you are.
Livingston Seagull "Most gulls don't bother to learn
more than the simplest facts of flight--how to get from shore
to food and back again," writes author Richard Bach in
this allegory about a unique bird named Jonathan Livingston
Seagull. "For most gulls it is not flying that matters,
but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that
mattered, but flight." Flight is indeed the metaphor
that makes the story soar. Ultimately this is a fable about
the importance of seeking a higher purpose in life, even if
your flock, tribe, or neighborhood finds your ambition threatening.
(At one point our beloved gull is even banished from his flock.)
By not compromising his higher vision, Jonathan gets the ultimate
payoff: transcendence. Ultimately, he learns the meaning of
love and kindness. The dreamy seagull photographs by Russell
Munson provide just the right illustrations--although the
overall packaging does seem a bit dated (keep in mind that
it was first published in 1970). Nonetheless, this is a spirituality
classic, and an especially engaging parable for adolescents.
Livingston Seagull From the "New York Times"
best-selling author of "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"
comes a light-hearted, inspirational account of an encounter
with a modern-day messiah. In "Illusions", Bach
takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that make
our souls fly, showing that people don't need airplanes to
soar, and that messiahs can be found everywhere. --Ingram
from Safety: An Adventure of the Spirit The author of
Jonathan Livingston Seagull attempts to soar again with this
introspective journey into his psyche and childhood. He tells
about how he recently met an angel as he was coming up a mountain
after a successful but fairly boring paraglide. This angel
offers Bach a ride and challenges him to keep a promise he
made to himself as a child. The promise was to write a book
filled with the secrets of life: "what to look out for,
how to be happy, knowledge to save your life." Instead,
Bach looks hard at his childhood, speaks directly to the child
he was, and faces some truly serious and painful issues in
his life.--Denise Perry Donavin