Monday, November 5, 2012
The Midas Tree Virtual Book Tour Guest Post Dr. Lesley Phillips
THE MIDAS TREE VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR
GUEST POST FOR JILL HANCOCK READER
A GREAT NEW BOOK FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN
The Midas Tree, by Dr Lesley Phillips
Joshua lives in the Garden Of Color and Light, an idyllic paradise where he is always playing and having fun. Each day is like any other, until he finds a magical golden acorn that enraptures him and propels him on an incredible adventure.
After being guided to chase the acorn as it flies through the garden, Joshua discovers a door at the base of a tree; and once he enters his life changes for ever.
“Now it is time for you to go on a journey.
You may forget the garden for a while.
Follow this golden acorn wherever it takes you.”
Joshua is transported into a mysterious realm within “The Midas Tree.”
Desperate to return home, he sets about exploring this unfamiliar environment. He encounters sticky situations and meets wily characters along the way. Fortunately he does not have to face them alone. His guides are the mystical creatures that live inside the tree, called Devas. They are keepers of ancient secrets that can help Joshua to cope with the obstacles he encounters and the challenges he meets.
Joshua learns from the Devas that if he wishes to return home, he must first transform himself – and “The Midas Tree”.
The Devas are fairylike nature spirits, who love “The Midas Tree” and live to keep it happy and healthy. Each Deva presides over a different realm within the tree and lovingly passes on their knowledge of their territory and the mysteries it holds.
Joshua’s quest is to uncover the spiritual secrets of the tree, overcome challenging situations and oust his inner turmoil to finally fulfill his destiny. He is taught different techniques and skills that help him cope with the trials he encounters. The processes that the Devas expose him to begin a path of revelation where he learns the truth about himself.
This spellbinding story overflows with challenges, magical creatures and mystical superpowers, which you too will discover along the way.
“The Midas Tree” is a spiritual adventure novel aimed at a middle grade to Young Adult audience; although all the adults who have read it like it too.
The more mature readers that have read the book say it reminds them of “Illusions” by Richard Bach, or “The Celestine Prophesy” by Michael Redfield, but with the flavor of a fairy tale.
Children who have read The Midas Tree say it is reminiscent of “Alice in Wonderland” and other well known children’s books. They enjoy all the funny characters, which include talking animals and insects, and each selects a favorite deva.
Message from the Author
The Midas Tree has many teachings. It is an adventure story, a guidebook for personal spiritual unfolding and even includes lessons about biology and nature.
It is a book that parents can enjoy reading with their children or that teachers can share with their classes to introduce them to internal self awareness.
The Midas Tree is a book of light that offers techniques that can help all people cope when they are going through difficult times in their lives; as well as illuminating the path to personal enlightenment in a fun and entertaining way.
It is my sincerest with that this book will be enjoyed by Mums and Dads, Grandparents and Grandchildren alike and that they each find a piece of themselves in Joshua, as well as an insight as to how they can improve their lives by reading how he overcomes his challenges.
Dr. Lesley Phillips is a speaker, author, workshop leader, spiritual and meditation teacher based in Vancouver BC, Canada. Her book “The Midas Tree,” a spiritual adventure story for children of all ages, will be published on November 11th 2012. She can be reached at:-