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The Call of The Shaman. Preorder special.

Today feels like any other day, except they reminded me is October 31st, my 40th birthday. I truly never celebrate my birthday as something special. Maybe a nice meal with family. Always receive a call or two from loved ones. And then there’s the pouring of ‘Happy Birthdays’ from Facebook friends and followers to my notifications and to my private inbox. Really feel the love, but for me it is just another day. I am not into all these, except holidays like Christmas, Easter, and maybe Thanksgiving with family. When you are content and grateful every day like me, you don’t really feel a necessity to celebrate society’s inventions. I only love the ones I get to enjoy having a nice moment with family.

I am not into parties or celebrating with a bunch of people, as I mentioned. I don’t drink alcohol. I really watch what I eat, which means I wouldn’t treat my body like most do in a celebration. But one thing is special about this day. Definitely! Today I’ve launched my preorder special. Preorder on my young adult novel titled “BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman.” Now, you have to understand that this is not considered just a job, or something I do. Writing is my passion! Creating is what I am all about! I have practiced, literally, every day in front of a computer for 20 years. I have given up many things to sit down and perfect my craft daily without excuse.

Einstein has said that to reach the genius level in any craft or art, you must at least practice every day for 10 years. Well, I have 20 years working on my writing. I am proud of it, and I am not shy about it. So, please click below, and go find out what it is all about. This story fuses ancient aliens, ancient wisdom, and lots of action and adventure taking place somewhere in U.S in the 1890s.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MBFXSR9?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420

And if you need more convincing that this is the right story for you, I have also written an article in the past called Chat with a Necromancer. Please click on it to read CHAPTER 17 and sample this well-crafted and epic story. Thanks for reading.

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BENJAMIN JONES. More fiction characters.

So, in a past post or blog I shared a chapter called “Chat with a Necromancer,” which is a crucial one in my upcoming young adult, fantasy and mystery novel “BENJAMIN JONES – The Call of The Shaman.” And I also wrote a blog about the three main characters in the same series, titled “BENJAMIN JONES. Fiction characters.

Well, this blog post is about the rest of the characters of this magical story. Three more characters which are also very important and bring a touch of laughter, innocence, magic, cruelty, craziness and mystery to the story. This is a story which is emotional as it is mystical, because the aim here is not just to entertain but to expand the mind and learn about life and the journey we all have to take. This story is unique, but if I have to name the novels which inspired me to write it I would say: 1- Harry Potter. 2- The Alchemist. 3- The Chronicles of Narnia.

Shadow: Ben enters a magic swamp, and his own shadow comes to life because of it. Shadow has been trapped as an immobile and dull shadow for too long (12 years), so now he has become animate. He talks fast, manic, and he is very loyal to Ben. Also he can be a little irritating. But he brings a little magic and laughter wherever he goes. He will be a great ally and companion, full of secrets and magic, in Ben’s quest.

Gemlik: Ben meets Gemlik as he begins to discover his own magic and his curse. Gemlik is a ghoul, but he is different than the other ghouls. That is because Gemlik is a cursed god. He was one of the gods who came down from the heavens in mankind’s beginnings. And so, Gemlik has many powers and contacts in the necro world. He also desires to communicate with his family, who have gone to Heaven. Gemlik joins Ben’s quest as his friend. He is a naughty, yet loyal and comical ghoul.

Lord Furvusmortem: This is Ben’s nemesis. The Voldemort to Harry Potter. Lord Furvusmortem is ‘The Necromancer of The Four Winds.’ He was also there at the beginning of humanity. He was a learned of The Dark Magic Arts. He was cursed by his own hand. And now he has become a powerful necromancer who seeks to destroy Ben (Wolf boy). Why does he want to destroy him..?? You will have to find out for yourself when the novel comes out (very, very soon!). Just know that Lord Furvusmortem is an enigma, shrouded in mystery, and that he has unimaginable powers since he is The Lord of The Necro Dimension.

To conclude, this young adult, fantasy, mystery novel is full of adventure and profound questions. It will keep you wondering and following the action of the same. But, since I am also a nonfiction, spiritual, self-help author I have also written this story to inspire and bring some real insight in your own life; because my goal is to bring some light into your own struggle. I think all literature must leave a great message and guide you into some self-discovery of your own.

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BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman.

This post is about my upcoming young adult/mystery/fantasy novel. I am currently writing the last few chapters. This will be a story like no other. My first fiction novel. You’ll have entertainment, adventure, and you’ll learn as the protagonist discovers himself throughout his journey. Ben is an orphan, and he doesn’t think he can go on this quest and defeat dark forces; but he learns about the strong human spirit, and he does this with good friends by his side.

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Since his parents’ believed death, he has become an orphan, shunned by his own people (American indigenous people, The Pawnee”), and sent to an orphanage run strictly under the watchful eye of Miss Danksmill.

Ben has visions and dreams in which his father appears to him. His father then, he will give him purpose, motivation to believe in himself. Ben will have to recover a sacred, shamanic object which possesses the greatest wisdom of all shamans past, and which also opens a portal or bridge into the spiritual dimension.

This quest will not be journeyed alone, because he will count with the support of friends, very unique friends. Among these friends, a naughty but decent, ancient god and now ghoul, and also his shadow. Literally his shadow!


This story is unique. But if I had to name the books that inspired me to write it, or even compare it, then, I would mention “Harry Potter” – “The Alchemist” “The Chronicles of Narnia.” My book brings an essence from these 3. But I also add a little spiritual vision or wisdom into it by a character named Adit. Adit will be Ben’s spiritual guru and friend, and his main support to find himself and his magic.

So, follow me to find out when it’s released. Join the adventure!

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And if you enjoyed reading about my upcoming young adult novel, please take a moment to visit my currently published work.  I write about self-development, the poetry of the better life, love and relationships.

REVIEW OF MY BOOKS: “I really loved the depth of your approach, specially because sometimes I struggle with low self-esteem and that gets into my relationship with my new wife.  Thanks for helping us become aware of all these things.  Much love to you and yours.”

REVIEW OF MY BOOKS: “It allowed me to see another explanation of love..with a touch of humor i was able to find a sensible place to kick back to enjoy knowing I have always been Loved!!  YOUR advice is like finding a treasure. Thank you so much sharing!”

“I ALWAYS LOVED YOU.” A book about love and relationships.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 1). A book about self-esteem and individuality.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.

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BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman.

I want to introduce myself. My name is Asa Rodriguez and I write inspirational and enlightening books. I seek to elevate the mind and help change lives.

This post is about my first fiction novel coming this October 2020. “BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman.” It is a young adult, mystery and fantasy story, taking place around the 1890s. This is a story about magic, inner strength, the battle of good and evil, and the journey of a boy to discover who he is.

The mystery begins here…

A long time ago, a legend was born. A wolf boy. The indigenous people called him ‘White Moon.’ He was a hero shrouded in mystery for many years. And he was cursed by a necromancer in his demise…

Much, much later, Benjamin Jones was born. The child of a powerful shaman. A Pawnee kid who is connected to the wolves through magic but doesn’t know it. But is he the reincarnated wolf boy from the legend…?? And what about the curse?? Do ghouls follow him??

After his parents die, he will have to discover who he is. He will go on a perilous and mysterious quest with his two best friends, Adit and Jake, and discover his magic. He will discover he is a powerful shaman himself. And he will battle dark forces in search of ‘The Sphere of Truth and Wisdom.’ … So, join him in his quest!

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And if you enjoyed that, please take a moment to visit my work.  I write about self-development, the poetry of the better life, love and relationships.

Review of my books: “I really loved the depth of your approach, specially because sometimes I struggle with low self-esteem and that gets into my relationship with my new wife.  Thanks for helping us become aware of all these things.  Much love to you and yours.”

Review of my books: “It allowed me to see another explanation of love..with a touch of humor i was able to find a sensible place to kick back to enjoy knowing I have always been Loved!!  YOUR advice is like finding a treasure. Thank you so much sharing!”

“I ALWAYS LOVED YOU.” A book about love and relationships.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 1). A book about self-esteem and individuality.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.

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Your Magic.

 

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The way you live your life, your choices, your lifestyle, your behaviors, the ways you think and feel, must be a celebration of your individuality and uniqueness.  What is that mean…??

That means that as an adult you have to find within yourself the integrity and honesty to realize your own fears, and your own weaknesses, all your demons and the ways you choose to escape yourself, your loneliness, your emptiness.

Do not rely on others to give you love, happiness, enlightenment, or any way to freedom; but be your unique self, stand up and be curious to figure out your hidden self, so you can better your life and not just complain about it and bitch and moan like most people do.

‘NOBODY AND NOTHING EXISTS BUT YOURSELF.’  Understand this and you will understand the hidden parts of yourself, people around you, and the entire way Nature and The Universe works.

No one can give you this gift.  You may spend your whole life expecting it from others, from society and its system, and thus be always disappointed and confused, feeling worthless and frustrated.

Learn to see that you are the only one on whom you need to focus, and on whom you need to work; and then, if you do this honestly, everything and anything else will come into place and fix itself in your life, for this is your magic in life.

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When you see it.

A world with magic, happiness, love, freedom to be ourselves, unique and creative.  Isn’t that what we all, at some level in our different ways, seek…??  And it seems far away, even impossible, doesn’t it…??  But what if you held the power though…??

People create their own hell and fall trap of their own blinding fear.  The divine in them cannot find a way to fill their minds with love and understanding if all it finds buried deep in the psyche is sadness, or contempt, or feelings of mistrust, or arrogance, or the sort of darkness which brings selfish addictions and vain thoughtlessness.  But none of us is doomed to the lower self, to dwell in negativity and worthlessness; but to rise and see what is beyond our ego and above our negative thinking, we have to accept that we cannot know everything, we have to accept that there are forces we have to trust–namely forces of nature.  What are these forces of nature…??   We may give them various names perhaps, but one that sticks to us as human beings above all others is Love.  This is real magic!  The universe runs on magic!  It is magic then because this is a force that exists inside each atom, eternally, throughout all, around us and in us, and as source of life itself; and all evil, misconduct, fear, misery, is because of love–it springs or branches out from it.

Our minds create the duality, but still the magic reigns.  But have you seen how a smile, kindness, goodness, thoughtfulness, attracts…??  It unites.  Magic creates, unites.  But in order to be love, rise in love, patiently find a partner, become this connective tissue of eternal friendship, you must rise to the challenge, believe in love, trust it–even though you may feel worthless or miserable, rise to this challenge.  Be magic, which means believe you are magic; just because you are–and your mind is the only one which does not truly know what you are, it might know concepts and philosophies but it doesn’t fully grasp your magic.  So, you must be ready at all times to smile, to be kind and gentle, to see the good in the bad, to turn a bad mood into a good mood, and to remain faithful in the midst of your own mind’s negligence.

Believing in magic, like when you were a child before all the corruption and dullness of adulthood filled your mind, is the only way to be magic, to be love and understand that there are forces in nature you must trust. Whether you seek a partner, a better financial situation, a better understanding, a more creative and positive personality, you must be magic first; allow love to rise in you by doing all those things that get you closer to love. Practice until you become it!

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Everyday Magic…

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How do you see language, words, codes, our daily mental and verbal messages to ourselves and to other people…??  Do you actually realize the value and importance in life which words do have…??  What is the purpose of our many languages…??
As a writer I put a lot of analysis and meaning into words, because its usage, after all, is certainly the main medium for communication we have as human beings. Words can either create or destroy, elevate or humiliate, make others feel loved or despised, make others do great things or unspeakable things.  Can you see this for yourself…??

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Think about it–  Hitler made people, which were good and decent people before, hate and kill others.  Jesus, Buddha, and other Enlightened Ones, opened minds into love and made people follow their wisdom teachings.  Religions nowadays make people’s minds narrow and unable to see reality with their ignorant words.  You can either create a great human being or a criminal with words, specially during early childhood when the human brain is absorbing more knowledge from what their parents say.

Creation endowed us with the great capacity for words, for greater communication, for a mighty reason.  Our words are powerful and to be used with great responsibility.

 

Words in your mind.  Words aloud to yourself and to others.  Great energy they are.  White magic, words of love, which builds and elevates yourself and other people.  Dark magic, words of all contempt and fear, which destroys and humiliates yourself and other people…  So, use them carefully and with responsibility…
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“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity.  We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair.  Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.”  ~ Yehuda Berg; Israeli-American international speaker and author on Kabbalah.


 

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What is magic really…??

The physical senses rule the minds of human beings, and you can see this for yourself in the mundane world daily seeking more power, seeking more relationships, seeking more material things, seeking higher societal positions, and the rest of it.
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In this ongoing process of the tyrannical senses, the ego, which is the intellect of man, which is comparing all the time, wanting to be the best, the most popular, the richest, there is the illusion/false belief of love and freedom; however, the pursuit of these things becomes mechanical itself, it turns out to be the very core of humanity’s decay, obsession, loss of reality.  But then there is the inner world, the inner senses, the source of reality, the source of all Cosmic Intelligence, from where all the reflections and images emerge in the world of form/the world of never-ending pursuit of the common man, pursuit of pleasure and pain, pursuit of attachment and all suffering.

Outer and Inner Senses

From the inner world or environment is the outside world really born; hence, happiness and love, success and all deep connection make the world, move the world of humanity forth.  And so, when the outer world is not allowed to emerge from within, nurtured and loved like a seed from within, then the egotistical vainglory and sheer ignorance rule the same outer world where fear and all sorts of attachment guides the physical senses.  To find a balance between the two realms, to finally realize the truth of the outer world with the inner discovery of the one source of reality, is to explore the doors of perception beyond the mere physical senses, beyond the enslaving intellect of man.  The two worlds are one and we must find the balance/The Middle way.


Magic is that rich substance inside each body cell which lives beyond our commonness as human beings, which fuels our consciousness, and which gives us the opportunity to direct our perceptions and change the way we look at the outer world with the wisdom emerging from Cosmic Intelligence.  And as you do this, the world of form changes, your life changes.

Magic is just called magic because it cannot be studied or measured by our human science, and whenever something does not fit the set patterns of conventional science most of us call them “miracles” or “magic;” but, however, it is just science most of us do not understand because we follow and experience the physical senses every day and ignore or do not concern ourselves with that which goes deeper and beyond the common physical senses and outside the laws of human science.

 

Our consciousness emerges from the Universal Consciousness, which it is like branches of many consciousness states emerging from the unlimited and eternal Consciousness; therefore, mankind and all which lies in it, all physical forms, ideas, inventions, places, states of psychology, and the rest of the corporeal substances stem from this “magic” of the Unknown condition.  Becoming ever more conscious is the purpose of the branching out or forming of each of our consciousness states; because this purpose, this dynamic action stems from beyond the “magic” we call life beyond our known science.

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“One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter one’s perception of it; more simply, one can change things by the manner in which one looks at them.”  ~ Tom Robbins; American novelist.

 


 

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