A Curious Year in the Great Vivarium Experiment
Tim Shields, author
"Spirit brought me into the world, The body carried me through the world, And the mind sent me in search of the world." So begins "A Curious Year in the Great Vivarium Experiment." On the surface, it’s story about Thomas Furey, a man in his mid-30’s who’s coming to terms with the death of his parents. Beneath the facade, however, it’s a multi-layered literary novel in three parts (Spirit, Body, Mind) about an artist searching for his voice, a writer searching for his story, and the power of gratitude and intention to create our reality. Drawing on the themes of childhood, the search for self, and the quest for self-realization, "A Curious Year in the Great Vivarium Experiment" takes the reader on a journey into Thomas Furey’s inner life as he travels throughout India and Southeast Asia for exactly one year.