One distraught, desperate man.
One alluring, mysterious woman.
One secret book that could change both of them . . .and change the world.
In the spirit of those spellbinding, deeply moving, transformative stories that only occasionally appear in our lives, The Mystic's Gift is destined to become a timeless, self-help classic.
Following a sudden, unimaginable personal tragedy at a point in his mid-life where Royce Holloway thought he "had it all," he is introduced to a wise, exotic, and enchanting mentor named Maya, who takes Royce on a journey to healing, self-discovery, and incredible abilities he never knew he had.
In seven magical days, Maya shares mesmerizing principles from an ancient, sacred book of wisdom whose existence was known only to a small, carefully chosen circle of people.
Could this tenderly written, powerful manuscript be exactly what Royce Holloway needed—at the time he so desperately needed it?
Find out by joining Royce on this captivating, often poignant trek spanning two continents as he bravely struggles to reclaim his strength, hope, and happiness.
You may find that the life changed most . . . is yours.
A selection of comments on The Mystic's Gift from Amazon reviewers:
"You will not be the same person after reading this amazing little book. It's a life-changing and moving experience of self-discovery and finding your life purpose. . ."
"I am fortunate, blessed and eternally grateful that this book fell into my hands when I needed it most." "I will read this story again and I whole-heartedly recommend it to everyone."
"I wish this little book could be a "must read" for all people in today's world as it makes you realize how we are able to live a much better life if we would just change our way of thinking and doing."
"I sat down to read 10 pages of the book but I could not stop reading the stimulating and well written narrative. Each page kept me wanting more."
"No matter how much loss or disappointment you endure, if you are willing to reach out, more surprises and happiness await you."
"Skip Johnson uses his words not only to show us how to have a more fulfilling and peaceful life but to share that knowledge with others."
"If you are a person who interacts with people in any kind of teaching or mentoring capacity...you should read this book. Beautiful. . ."
"I couldn't wait for Skip Johnson's next book, and he definitely didn't disappoint. The Mystic's Gift is such an inspiring book."
"I strongly recommend it as a foundational book as you take your journey of self realization."
"This is an amazing book, and I was engaged in the story from the beginning."
"Finally, a self- help style book that offers principals for living with gratitude and heart!"
"As a caregiver for a loved one for the past 4 years so much is needed. I would definitely recommend to fellow caregivers. Very inspirational and heart warming."
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I have felt the need to let go of lots of drama lately so I jumped at the chance to read this fine story. I immediately began relating to the characters and reading this brought back the same feelings of hope Ive had before. Compassion and healing are so important to us all . I felt those things while I read this story about people who mysteriously meet and the relationship is life changing. I love this book. Please read this if you are in need of a chance to smile again and bring lots of good into your life.
This might have been the most inspirational book. I have ever read. It is a truly empowering read that encourages reflection on six simple principles that possess the capacity to not just transform anyone's life but to guide that person to transforming the lives of others and the world around them. This book was not structured like a typical self-help book, which I appreciated. It was structured around two main characters: Royce, a self-help author and former professional tennis player who has recently lost his wife, and Maya, a half-Indian and half-British women whose father was Gandhi's righthand man and who becomes Royce's mentor and spiritual guru as it were. The core premise of this book is that Gandhi wrote a piece outlining six essential principles that have the power to grant anyone immense spiritual wisdom, but because he believed that those six principles had the potential to be used for good or for ill, he chose to limit the number of copies of this volume he made. He kept one volume for himself and entrusted the rest to his most trusted friends and supporters. One of these trusted friends and supporters was Maya's own father, who passed the book onto her upon his death. Now Maya is passing those same principles in the book onto Royce, and, through Royce, onto the readers of The Mystic's Gift. The Mystic's Gift functions as a profound reminder of virtues like gentleness, generosity, gratitude, precision, choosing our words with care, and persistence. Even more wonderful is that these meditations transpire in Maya's beautiful gardens, which we are encouraged in the beginning of the book to regard as a metaphor for life. This is the kind of book I would re-read for inspiration and would recommend to others who are looking for a truly transformative inspirational read! (In the interest of full disclosure, I received a free promotional copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.)
This is a transformative book, and it was intended to be such. Maya is the name of a guru, who instructs a pupil in transforming his life, in a spiritual way. She uses principles that changes the way he looks at things. The principles are said to have originated with Ghandi, and his freedom movement, and been left to a select group of his followers. Though I do not know if this is true or not, I still enjoyed the book.Thanks to netgalley and the publishers for giving me an advance copy of this book.