Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money "Bill Gates Meets Don Juan"

7 Jul

Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money

Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money came out in 2008. (Good heavens, has time passed that quickly?) It won six national awards, including the prestigious Silver Nautilus and a Silver Medal in the IPPY Awards. It’s got an almost 5 star review rating on Amazon. Numenon was the number 1 book in all the categories of Mysticism on Amazon and way up there in Kindle sales for about a year. That’s pretty cool.

I want to thank my readers and reviewers and the contest judges for honoring my book by reading and valuing it.

So what’s Numenon about, Sandy? Uh. “It’s about the richest man in the world meeting a great Native American shaman.” That was the response I gave for a long time. It’s true. That is what the book is about. It’s about much more, too. I found this press release from when Numenon was released:

What can readers expect from Numenon?

Numenon is a book that can be read on many levels. First, it’s an suspense/thriller. A reader can get caught up in the story and the interplay of characters and forces. A reader can be enthralled wondering what on earth will happen next. Reading Numenon on this level is just fine.

Numenon can be more than that. It’s a philosophical adventure, starting with its name. The famous philosopher Immanuel Kant defined the noumenon (or numenon) in the 1700s. It means “the thing-in-itself,” pure being as opposed to the world perceived through the senses.

In writing Numenon, I hoped to carry readers to that essential world, the world of absolute reality where mystics live. The glowing foundation of existence.

To get to the deepest heart, one must start where he or she is. That’s what Numenon does. Many of the characters are definite “befores”––they’re powerful, ruthless, unprincipled, and not very nice. We walk with them on a journey toward becoming the people they really are, and we do it in the company of one of the greatest shamans ever to walk the earth.

Numenon is a spiritual and psychological trip from here to there, from where we are to where want to be. To our dearest and truest selves.  The numenon.

I hope you enjoy the trip. I’ve had a blast writing it for you. Please be aware that this book has a bite. It’s not a pretty story about nice people. It’s about flawed people about to have their flaws shaken out. It’s got violence, some sexual situations, and language. I’d give it an R rating.

Is Numenon a gripping page turner, a  thriller pitting the highest levels of American capitalism against ancient shamanic power?

Or is it a philosophic investigation into the reality of the mystics, the reality beyond and beneath our everyday lives?

Will it take you to your core, the real you you’ve always wanted to be?

Read it and find out.

Sandy Nathan

PS. Numenon’s sequel, Mogollon, is written and has been written for a long time. It needs to be shortened from a 1,400 page monster into something that people can lift. That is on my schedule––as I’ve been saying for years, I know. Thank you for your patience, readers.

My rewrite project got stalled when I was bowled over by a little sci-fi/fantasy/visionary fiction series that grabbed my brain and would not let it go. The series is called Tales from Earth’s End.

The first book of the series, The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy is available now. The Angel is the story of a sixteen year old tech genius and an angelic extraterrestrial charged with saving two planets. The book has already won a Gold Medal in the 2011 IPPYs in Visionary Fiction and won the 2011 Visionary Fiction Category in the Indie Excellence Awards. It has almost 5 star reviews on Amazon and a 5 star overall rating from Red Adept Reviews. All for 99 cents as a Kindle. Such a deal. (Numenon and my other books are 99 cents as Kindles, too.)

The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy will give you something to look forward to while I prepare Numenon’s sequel. It’s everything you hoped it would be and more. What’s the more? Characters from Numenon & Mogollon appear in the second book of Tales from Earth’s End., Lady Grace! The series do not merge, but they touch! And create fireworks!

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