- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: AdA (1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 2921892359
- ISBN-13: 978-2921892353
- Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 295 g
I was hungry. I was stiff from long sitting. I was sweaty from emotion, and I was starkly in love with a mind that could do all that to me! I had to know more about the author, about the Mayan culture that formed the historic basis of "The Jaguar Prince". How the blazes could any writer make characters so real that they walked right off the pages and into my heart?
So off to food, bed, and then about a month of research on the guy "who done this to me". Finding him was easy. One call to San Francisco and he answered in person. It turns out that he is a more powerful character than those are he writes into his fast-paced novels. He has been on 12 major expeditions to far away places to research the people he writes about. His writing is authentic. He's been there! And how does he make you feel you're there?
I asked him. He answered fast: " Oh, the characters write their own story. I just report on the actions of the characters I have seen in person or in my imagination in the place I'm writing about."
But how does he make you feel that you are the character? Not just make you cry or laugh but cry or laugh as the character? I sat down to ponder this small touch of genius. I love to read, so I went back to the things I had read to compare them with him. My assay is:
He has the depth and wisdom and rhythm in writing of a Shakespeare; he has the swashbuckling sweep of a Dumas; the beauty and poetic grace of a Shelley; the bawdy abandon of a Chaucer; and the risqué insight of a modern pulp love romance. When I challenged him with this he laughed: "I've simplified Shakespeare's plays, I have loved the "Three Musketeers", I've read Shelley aloud on the radio, and written parodies on Chaucer. My one great failure in life is that I have never been able to sell a pulp love story to a modern Romance Magazine."
Yeah, but! Where and how did he get the ability to write so easily? Where did he learn to become a Master Craftsman in writing novels, poetry, drama and Musicals? And when did he have time to study and learn all the metaphysical skills and spiritual wisdom in his book? BOOKS! Plural! He has demonstrated an almost superhuman empowerment in more than 75 works, fact, fiction, poetry, or drama. He has three musicals, and over 108 songs and lyrics. And, Oh, My Gosh, he has written, directed, acted in some 260-radio dramas, and three religious dramas.
I had to conclude that his output was phenomenal. But how was his sales record? It has been good. His books sell slowly but continuously. "Nine Faces of Christ", "Genesis: The Children of Thoth, First God first Man", "The First Christmas Tree" (a talking book and he recorded it!)-all are selling well.
Every one of them is a deep study in metaphysical skills and techniques like a lesson in advanced metaphysical wisdom. No wonder the saints in India introduce him as: "The Saint from San Francisco".
But he is equally valid in his history in "the Jaguar Prince". He explains the tribal history and conflicts that was a major reason why the mysterious Mayan civilization, so advanced in astronomy, medicine and warfare, fell so swiftly to a hand-full of invading Spanish Conquistadors. And you will weep, if you are sensitive to the written word, with the downfall, You will want to be as beautiful as the Cocom Princess, Flower of Jade, or as skilled at warfare as The Jaguar Prince, of the Xiu-and as deeply in love as these two star-crossed are with each other. How they plan to save their true religion from conniving and false priests, how they plan to develop the religion of the little but mad Priest of the invaders because it is so like their inner and secret beliefs, and the secrets of the Shining-One, and the promise of Intala for mankind's future and peace in the world-all this you will be entwined with when you read "The Jaguar Prince".
You will also put down the book with a tear and a sigh at the emotions you have enjoyed, the religious and metaphysical wisdom you have gained, the depth of the Christian Religion you have come to understand. Read "The Jaguar Prince" and you may begin to understand why a Bishop from Canada paid one thousand dollars (American) for the last available copy of the type-script of "The Jaguar Prince" rather than wait for the book to be printed. Now that he can get printed copies, he will not sell the typescript copy at any price
What next, you may wonder. Waiting at the printer are "Tomorrow Dawns Today", a spiritual love story, "Casa Na Balam, House of the Jaguar", a Mayan love/mystery opus, and "The Astral Man", a metaphysical block-buster story so big it took two to write it, co-authored with Lewis Keizer. If you are impatient enough, send a thousand dollars for one of the last typescripts available of either of these books. Read "The Jaguar Prince" and see why this recommendation.
I didn't say that I read this incredible story, because that is not what happened. I was consumed by the pages, taken inside and held there by a subtle yet tremendous power - one that I can only describe as embodying pure love and truth. So simply and yet so intricately was I woven within those pages that my heart knows another beat, sings to a clearer melody now awakened within my soul.
I was there, at Chichen Itza - some part of me, some aspect of my Being - I'm not sure. It doesn't matter. I have held the essence of truth in my heart for so long and now it pours forth gloriously in opalescent rainbows. THE JAGUAR PRINCE activated this memory and I thank Dr. Whitworth for reminding me of Who I Am.
I first journeyed with the author in NINE FACES OF CHRIST about a year ago .... I went through the initiations with Jesus in the two days that I lived with the book. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life and I felt drawn to the soul that could possibly be such a pure vehicle ...... Dr. Whitworth's words are empowered with an energy that reaches out and touches one beyond where one has felt before.