"...Original, Compelling, Intriguing, and Fun." -- Arielle Ford Author of More Hot Choclate for the Mystical Soul
"an incredible bookwonderful, powerful, and brilliant! -- John Perkins Author of The Shapshifter
Some are comparing this book to James Redfield's Celestine Prophecy, others to Richard Bach's novels. This book takes you along on a wild river-rafting experience, stretching your imagination, and calling into question many of your beliefs and expectations of life and of yourself. All in all, a very enlightening and entertaining experience. What more can one ask for in a novel... that it entertain, that it stimulate the imagination, that it expand your awareness of reality, that it keeps you glued to the pages wanting to know more... This book did all of that. I kept the book close to my desk, so that when my computer would go into it's sometimes interminable long spells of saving or searching, I would pick up "In the Shadow of the Sphere" and get another "quick hit". And then of course, it came with me anytime I expected a wait for any reason... so I could sneak in a few more pages.
Are you ready for a river-rafting experience, a journey into the jungle of Costa Rica, a meeting with Los Otros - a "lost" tribe - and a meeting with yourself? Sit down, and start reading... and happy trails. -- InnerSelf.com
Youngholm is a gifted storyteller. . . with vivid descriptions and genuine attention-grabbers that propel the reader to set everything aside and keep reading. -- NAPRA Review, May 2000
Thomas Youngholm, author of the international best-seller The Celestial Bar, spent more than two months in a remote area of Costa Rica researching this, his second novel, nearly losing his own life on a rafting trip when fiction and reality converged. He presently lives in San Diego writing, lecturing, and presenting seminars that promote balance for individuals and organizations. He has worked as an adolescent and family counselor, restaurant owner, training specialist, business consultant, and is a sports enthusiast and musician.