KASHI - City of Love and Light
On a cold November night in Manhattan, the composer and cello player Paul Madden is forced to realize that his life feels empty and success meaningless. On his flight from this painful realization, he encounters a mysterious woman, who seems to know him and his future better than he does. As predicted by her, he soon travels to Berlin. In the German capital he begins to feel a strange longing for peace and everlasting happiness, but instead dark visions and strange encounters disturb him deeply. Suprisingly, the mysterious woman reappears. She is a famous sitar player and invites him to visit her in Varanasi, the Indian pilgrimage city at the holy Ganges. There, she gently leads him to a spiritual consciousness and a totally new attitude towards life. He experiences music as a healing, mind altering means, which changes and transforms him. Slowly, he opens up to life and the flow of emotions and starts to feel an old pain. Paul´s healing path leads him into a dark chapter of human history and Paul has to decide, whether he can face the unbelievable truth at all costs.
Daniela Jodorf began writing spiritual novels in 1997. She has continuously followed her interests in psychology, philosophy, training awareness, meditation and self-inquiry from age sixteen. Her novels are based on Spiritual Psychology, Yoga, Advaita Vedanta and Kashmir Shaivism. Kashi is her first English and her fifth German publication.