2012 The Awakening Paperback – Aug 4 2010
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What a gift it is to see fictional entertainment tackling the large issues of humanity! --Deepak Chopra, Author, The Ultimate Happiness Prescription
2012 The Awakening will grab you by your heart and leave you breathless! -- St. Louis Examiner.com
RIVETING! 2012 The Awakening unveils a powerful vision of hope.
What an incredible journey Bill Douglas takes us on in his novel 2012 The Awakening. With the suspense of a Da Vinci Code, the spiritual awareness of The Secret, and the fearsome aspect of Orwell's 1984, 2012 The Awakening will keep you thinking about it long after you've put it down.
What a terrific film this book will make! -- Holmes Osborne, Actor: The Box; That Thing You Do!; The Quiet American; Crazy in Alabama; Windtalkers; ER; Boston Legal; The X Files
In his debut novel, 2012 The Awakening, Bill Douglas tackles the 2012 prophecy with a sobering yet uplifting story that should be required reading for everyone on Wall Street and Capitol Hill. -- Steve Alten, New York Times Best-selling Author of MEG and DOMAIN
Whereas the Left Behind series well exemplified the power of the use of fear- and pride-based imagination to effectively manipulate people, constructive visionary Bill Douglas understands that there could be an antidote. Dreaming of it may just be the first step to a real "Awakening"! -- Coleen Rowley, former FBI Agent-Minneapolis Division Counsel and one of TIME Magazine's "Whistleblower" Persons of the Year, 2002
From the Publisher
Illumination Corporation publishing's motto of 'entertainment designed to not just fill your time, but to nourish your heart and mind,' is exemplified in this powerful profoundly exciting journey into the heart of human consciousness. Author, Bill Douglas's, rare ability to weave ancient historical religious and mystical concepts and cutting edge research on human consciousness into a riveting tale that will entertain the most action demanding reader as well as the seeker of spiritual truth is a jewel in the crown of Illumination Corporation publishing.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
This exceptional novel shook me beyond my expectations. 2012 The Awakening reveals truths about the human condition that are rarely seen in nonfiction writing. Every page delivers an immediate sensation be it sound, smell, images, or jaw dropping suspense. The chapters bring you into places you would dare not go alone. It is thrilling to feel the story come alive within you. This novel shocked me, rocked me, spoke to me in my dreams and gave me such hope for humanity. I say "YES" to this book. It is courageous, intelligent and very entertaining !!!
As a Tai Chi & Qigong Instructor I can relate to this great story. I can't wait for the next book from this author - Bill Douglas.2012 the Awakening
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The characters are, from a technical standpoint, the outstanding feature of the writing. They are real enough to almost jump off the page, shake your hand, and engage you in conversation. This makes the plot so much more real, as it is all about what it is to be human. The richness of the characterization make this exploration so real and persuasive. I know that Bill was really trying to, at least in part, get these questions asked in a way that made us believe that the questions are important, and I believe he did that in spades.
Finally, it's a romping-good story. You care about the characters, you want to see "what happens next," and that's what makes a page-turner. So enjoy, and take as much of the richer meat as you feel inclined to.
It is a wonderful book! The plot is exciting, & the storyline holds your interest, very well. I found the book hard to put down. It is especialy interesting to me, because I practice tai chi, & qigong, but the books message, & the suspenseful plot, will appeal to all readers. It is exciting, just as a good read, but also is an uplifting novel, meant to encourage all of us to save our planet. I highly recommend it, to all readers!
Douglas makes a good argument for how changing ourselves can change the world, without preaching or catering to any one niche of people. This book is appealing to all kinds of thinkers, any ethnicity or political persuasion. His characters use cunning, ethics, creativity and commitment to escape the villains in pursuit of rubbing out the leader of a new idea. Douglas shows how easily hesitation or doubt can alter the face of history for generations. His original, electrifying plot takes us in and out of rather intricate mazes of human circumstance, while riveting our attention to what will happen when the characters turn the corner.
His main character, Ravi, a Nobel Prize winner in Economics, speaking at one of New York City's prestigious speaking clubs, changes the subject of her speech from Economics to changing ourselves. She becomes an instant icon for the people. The governmental organization that monitors national security considers her a threat and goes after her. The novel takes us on a dramatic journey of good versus evil, selfish versus selfless actions, all the while keeping the reader delighted.
A great read with lasting meaning, I recommend that you get this book and read it for a super adventure in 2012.
Diane Gold is an experienced tai chi and kung fu mentor, offering personal and corporate training online and, usually, in South Florida. National and international training are available upon request. Gold is the founder of Corporate Tai Chi, the five-minute method of tai chi at work or at school to increase profit and ROI for the corporate, government or educational entity that installs it.