Author(s): William Whitecloud
Besieged by financial and marital turmoil, Mark Vale meets a group of contemporary alchemists who take him on a bewildering journey outside his comfort zone, teaching him how to transform difficult situations into golden opportunities. The book starts off with a memory of Mark's boyhood in Africa, where he is bitten by a poisonous snake and nearly dies, and goes from there to a lesson in golf and aiming for the right target. Along the way, he spends time in a cave-like restaurant where he meets and befriends a billionaire who advances Mark's career, and other interesting characters. His initiation into magic appears complete when he manifests a massive financial windfall, but it soon becomes apparent that his material success will not hold his family together. Mark can't sustain his level of belief in the magic around him and begins focusing on the wrong targets. His life, career, and marriage are put into harm's way by his own actions. With his world seemingly crumbling around him, Mark embarks on the ultimate quest to uncover what it takes to manifest the precious things in life that money can't buy. Kate leads Mark on a harrowing bike ride that looks to be disastrous until Kate helps him redirect his attention to what's important: his own heart. This stunning narrative helps us understand how strongly our values influence what happens to us in life. Its lesson in the age-old secrets of practical magic come through in a totally entertaining way, wrapped in a fascinating story. The story clips along, leaving Mark and the reader near breathless in the rush to get to the next lesson. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in discovering the key to transforming their outer life by changing their inner life.
William Whitecloud founded and teaches the Living from Greatness program, through which he coaches clients to realize their dreams by connecting with their authentic, creative spirit. He lives in Byron Bay, Australia.