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A Story Waiting to Pierce You:
Mongolia, Tibet and the Destiny of the Western World

by Peter Kingsley
Foreword by Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow)

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Advance Endorsements | Reviews
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“This is the real thing. In each paragraph of the book, the Spirit is there. This is what the native people of the Americas have been trying to say, but were never permitted to. This song is the song of wisdom that we native people have not been allowed to sing.”

—JOSEPH RAEL (BEAUTIFUL PAINTED ARROW),
from the Foreword


 

A Story Waiting to Pierce You is a breathtaking account of our past and our future as human beings. Firmly and gracefully it traces the ancient threads that connect Mongolia, Tibet and Native Americans to the very origins of western civilization—showing how these sacred ties have shaped our lives today.
     This new book by the author of Reality and In the Dark Places of Wisdom is a work both of magic and of the finest scholarship. With haunting simplicity and power it tells the true story of where our western culture really came from—and of where it is taking us now.

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“The rich and dense scholarship in this book is admirable, nay incredible, with worldwide scope. Scholarly discussion depends on evidence— of which
A Story Waiting to Pierce You offers the most surprising riches combined with overwhelming expertise.”

—WALTER BURKERT, author of Greek Religion and Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis

“…a drive and energy that is thrilling… style that echoes the oral musicality of a traditional storyteller … uses fresh investigations into history to give us timeless clues for our survival. His topic is nothing less than civilization and its sources of unfolding and
flowering ... exciting, captivating, and full of hope.”

—PARABOLA, Winter 2010, reviewed by Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul
(read the complete review here)

“Let this book wake you up into new sunlight. It is not just a book, and so
to be read with the mind. Peter Kingsley’s voice is a friend, and also a way
of seeing, of remembering essence, of walking in a great circle around
an island you have always loved, but only rarely visited.”

—COLEMAN BARKS, translator of Rumi

(click to read additional endorsements)

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192 pages, contains extensive notes
paperback: ISBN: 978-1-890350-21-5, $14.95 US, £11.95 UK
Europe: SFR 16.50 / EUR 12.00: Bestell-Nr. PB 03s

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limited edition hardcover: ISBN 978-1-890350-20-8, $35 US
Europe: SFR 34.50 / EUR 26.00: Bestell-Nr. PB 03h
Available by special request from UK or European office, please inquire.