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What if you could relive the enchantment of childhood bedtime - but with magic that is real? What if you felt the wonder you once sensed when you believed that anything was possible? Or were inspired to see the world through fresh eyes?

'Whatever dreams he was having, Jason knew they had nothing to do with his physical body. His eyes were firmly shut and his consciousness withdrawn from his senses when all this was going on. Yet in his dreams he experienced sights, sounds and even visceral sensations much more intensely than when he was awake.'

In this compendium of delightful short stories, David Michie draws us into the extraordinary experiences of everyday people as they encounter those tell-tale cracks exposing reality as not quite what it seems.

Four female book club members are unexpectedly propelled, by the same black and white photograph, to discover a shared purpose beyond their wildest imaginings. An earnest young seeker finds that drawing aside the veil to an immeasurably more wonderful reality doesn’t depend so much on the arcane books he reads as on a source much closer to home. A cat-doting woman who wishes her beloved felines would talk to her is shaken when she realises what they have been trying to communicate all along.

Through intriguing story-lines and revelations, Michie offers life-enhancing insights with the same heart-warming benevolence that pervades his Dalai Lama's Cat books. How better to gently unwind at the end of the day - and to prepare for the infinite possibilities we may encounter in the realms of our dreams?

©2019 David Michie (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Noooo.... don't let it be over yet!

Such joyful and entertaining little stories yet such deep meanings. Loved every one. I hope you write more short stories David. 💓🤗

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Great book of short stories

Another gem by DM well worth a read, Buddhist teachings easily understood and very entertaining

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Tales of truth and love

Another wonderful book by David Michie- filled with wisdom , truth and his magical ways of teaching us the deeper things, through metaphorical story telling. Loved it

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Interesting collection of short stories

I wasn't sure what to expect and I didn't expect what I listened to, however I enjoyed each story and the narration. The stories I found thought provoking.

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Beautiful tales to inspire

A gentle and engaging way to explore the teachings and benefits of practising mindfulness, and random acts of kindness.

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  • 15-01-2021

Very good short stories - examines our lives

After going through the Dalai Lama's Cat series, I was expecting something similar. This was more forthright than I expected - not as PG, but more R rating level. Insightful too. As usual, the stories are good, unpacking a bunch of "think about this" ideas in them and have me reflect on my own life and where I am in my own situations, expectations, goals, disappointments and successes while I am reading an interesting story about someone else. The humanity, empathy, and observations from another angle are what I appreciate. Sometimes it's a struggle to find good books, and after a spate of reading dreck it's nice to read a book written by someone who uses their brain cells and offers new information to think about.

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