“Then, when the fire of the diamonds, stoked by the warm rays of the morning sun, coaxed drops of dew to surrender their individual forms and dissolve into union with surrounding space, the fragrance was released and carried by the wind to the last corners of the earth.”

“In an environment where time is of no consequence, anything is possible.”

“On closer observation, the colors came to life; swirling shapes, moving in a dark-violet medium of peculiar viscosity bending and contorting with the motion of the shapes.”

“In his presence no one was entirely without reason.”

“If I had it in me to feel disgusted about such behavior, trust me I would!” –MIRRA PRESTESSI

“Amelia Livingston stood at the stove in her huge kitchen, where five of the eight burners sported happily dancing flames in various sizes, right now cooking anything from pancakes to sausages into a state of perfect tastiness.”


Mystical on the other hand is all that is beyond any intellectual framework, outside any paradigm, to use this word again. Something that can only be realized on a much deeper level than cognitive understanding.”

She made a silent wish for all parents to enjoy this kind of relationship with their kids.

“possibility of the mysterious, with luck even of the mystical, to enter my awareness…”

“Natural to me is just another word for life or rather for life-force expressing itself effortlessly, naturally, in a gazillion different forms.

“‘anything you can lose is not worth the effort you put into keeping it’.”

“the meaning of life for me at this point is simply being on a journey to find all the reasons why it is worthwhile to bother and then do! Sort of finding my dream.

“but it works for me coz it keeps me curious and wide open to explore things that may sound crazy and self-indulgent to others.”


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About The Journeys of John and Julia

Secretly guided by a magical collective of superbeings called The Twenty-Two, a pair of teens crack open the door to another reality—and unwittingly awaken the sleeping beast of their nemesis-to-be, the beyond evil Niem Vidalgo Oten.

Parents, Teachers and Librarians

Perfect for children age 10 and up, for teens, and for adults of all ages. There is no violence in this book, and there are many profound life lessons for kids, adults, and parents.

Notes From The Twenty-Two