The Eighth Portal

by Patrick M. D'Annunzio



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/01/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781585002016

About the Book

The life of humanity upon this planet may yet come to an end, and a very terrible end. But I would have you notice that this end is threatened in our time, not by anything that the universe may do to us, but only by what man may do to himself.

John Haynes Holmes

John Walking Bear, a Lakota Indian, living on the Pine Ridge reservation, receives a vision through a dream that is interpreted by his grandfather to mean that he must leave the reservation and travel to a distant land. He is assured that he will meet others and find the knowledge that will assist him in his ultimate life path, that of restoring the sacred hoop and the preservation of Mother Earth. John ends up in a small town in Florida where he meets four others, who through different circumstances, are also drawn to the same location.

Sabrina Knight, the social worker from Camden, New Jersey who lost everything she held dear. Allondra Kwan, the young doctor from San Francisco, disillusioned by the system she so desperately wanted to believe in. Rick Cianci, lifelong cynic, distrustful of anything with the establishment, and Mark Alexander, career military officer who questions the 'book of rules' he himself helped to write. In the tropical waters just off the east coast, they each find their own vision of the future and the past. A vision of despair and a vision of hope, who's ultimate reality is for all of us to decide.

Could the myths of Atlantis be true? Are the prophecies of Armageddon coming upon us as we enter the next millennium? Do we have the ability to save humanity, and the earth, from the self-destructive path it has taken over the years? Is a collective consciousness possible? Why have we become so fascinated with the spiritual world and the unknown? Do the legends from ancient cultures hold any secrets for us to learn now?

The Eighth Portal is an adventure into a realm that we all can reach, but will manifest itself only to those who have the eyes to see and the ears to hear.

About the Author

Patrick M. D'Annunzio currently lives in Jupiter, Florida with his wife and two daughters. He holds a Master's Degree in Education and has spent 25 years as a teacher and administrator in the public education system primarily working with exceptional children. For the past several years he has been studying the teachings and writings of Edgar Cayce, Sun Bear and other enlightened individuals. Recently, he took a short leave of absence from his career to open a metaphysical book and gift shop called Atlantis Rising. During that time, he furthered his studies by becoming a certified Reiki healer, an ordained minister, certified hypnotherapist and by delving into various philosophies such as Tibetan Buddhism, Taoist teachings, Shamanistic practices and Mayan history. He became attracted to aboriginal and Native American myth and culture, particularly that of the Sioux, Hopi and Navajo.

From these studies and his own experiences as a draftsman, teacher, administrator, writer of curricula and program manuals, lecturer, workshop coordinator, independent business owner, son, husband and father, Patrick felt that his observations about life, humanity and personal growth were clearer to him now more than ever. The Eighth Portal, Patrick's first book, tells a story which provides one possible answer to the many questions we all have about who we are and what we are doing here.