|About the Book|
DescriptionIn this sci-fi fantasy novel, the author tells the story of the Northland, a mystical world in crisis. Once a magical realm of love and service, the inhabitants of this realm have abandoned their sacred heritage and embraced the world ofMoreDescriptionIn this sci-fi fantasy novel, the author tells the story of the Northland, a mystical world in crisis. Once a magical realm of love and service, the inhabitants of this realm have abandoned their sacred heritage and embraced the world of the machine. As their intuitive awareness now fades into memory, selfishness and destruction expand. This descent into the lower mind has also created catastrophic energy surges that have spread throughout the Northland threatening its very existence. Their only hope is Baben, the Cosmic Being, and his fellow expedition members. They must solve the mystery of the magnetic disturbances and save their world. Their quest must rely on Mother World and their own latent abilities if they are to save the Northland and themselves.About the AuthorBecause of his lifelong struggle with a major mental illness, the author has relied on his writing to express frustration and direct his creative intelligence. This essential source of inspiration has helped satisfy his need to express his ideas while sidestepping the recurring traps of delusions and emotional extremes. In conjunction with medications, meditation, and other coping skills, Zurns writing is now greatly improved, and his art is both thought provoking and entertaining. During the last two years, he has also begun to share his writing and his mental illness experiences in a wide variety of settings. This has been made possible by the help and encouragement he has received from Chipmunka Publishing and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of DuPage County, Illinois. John Zurn was born in 1954 and lives with his wife, Donna, in Geneva Illinois. He received an M.A. in English from Western Illinois University in 1982.