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  • 01/2016
  • 9780973656114
  • 184 pages
  • $8.00
Days of Shock, Days of Wonder: The 9/11 Age, the Ways of the Mystics, and One Man's Escape from Babylon in the Belly of a Whale
Rafiq, author

Adult; Memoir; (Market)

Disillusioned with the religious and political models of the 9/11 age, Rafiq asks a question that we all face in our desire for authentic lives: how can he remain in the world and still be true to himself? His quest for an answer carries him to a job at an Islamic university in Indonesia, where the US embassy is looking for terrorists, and then to the Sufi communes of northern India in search of the mystical. It pulls him into the trenches of 9/11 truth activism in Montreal before immersing him in the peyote ceremonies of the Huichol shamans of Mexico. "Days of Shock, Days of Wonder" is the eye-opening true story of one man’s confrontation with the spiritual and cognitive dissonance of our times – and how at last he escapes Babylon to find wisdom in the earthbound ways of the ancients.
Reviews
Sander Hicks

What a trip, of substance and deep truth-seeking. The book that is part travel adventure, part spiritual quest, part activism handbook. Across India and Mexico, the author lays bare his search for truth. He seeks the truth about Sufi-ism, meditation, and chanting, as well as indigenous spirituality. And he also seeks and finds a lot of truthful information about the 9/11 trauma, and how to expose its obvious lies. He does it all in the name of peace, universal brotherhood, and the deep inter-connection between all living beings. They kind of go together - the search for God, and political truth. They always have. Rafiq's quest is the ancient vision quest, it's indigenous to our true nature, since we are a part of God. That's what Rafiq seeks to show us. This book should be a part of the essential tool chest for all activists: the ones who believe that spirituality is a part of activism, AND the ones who seek to criticize religion as a distraction. Because Rafiq has something to contribute to this most important of dialogues.

~ Sander Hicks, author of Slingshot to the Juggernaut: Total Resistance to the Death Machine Means Complete Love of the Truth

Truth Jihad Radio

The 9/11 inside job degraded our culture – not just American culture but the emerging global culture – beyond anything we could have imagined. No single event has had such a profoundly negative impact on our species and its place in the web of life, with the possible exception of the bombing of Hiroshima. This is not because 9/11 was an unusually large-scale act of mass murder – its 3,000 or so victims were a small fraction of the 60 million murdered by US military and CIA interventions since World War Two – but rather because of its psychological impact through media propaganda.

So how do we deal with it? Rafiq set off on a journey that integrated 9/11 truth activism into his quest for a more authentic life outside the Matrix. If Kerouac or Bukowski had shunned alcohol for cannabis, encountered Sufism, and faced 9/11 truth and its implications, the result might have looked a bit like this. Days of Shock, Days of Wonder is an engrossing read and an important document of our time.

~ Kevin Barrett, author of 9/11 and American Empire: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out

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05/04/2016
Readers are talking about the new memoir Days of Shock, Days of Wonder

“The On The Road for the new millennium.”

“Completely engrossing. Highly recommended.”

“A trip of substance and deep truth seeking.”

“A beautifully written narrative. It was easy to get hooked.”

“An amazing journey – thought-provoking and mind-expanding.”

“Has the potential to wake the sleepers and inspire the dreamers.”

Read more reviews at http://www.amazon.com/Days-Shock-Wonder-Mystics-Babylon/dp/0973656115.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 01/2016
  • 9780973656114
  • 184 pages
  • $8.00

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