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Roll Around Heaven: An All-True Accidental Spiritual Adventureby Jessica Maxwell
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An all-true accidental spiritual adventure that led one non-believer to lunch with Deepak Chopra, dance with Stephen Hawking, heal with Yogananda, banish evil spirits with Buddhist lamas, find true love in a Presbyterian church choir, share Celtic revelations on the isle of Iona, talk all night with the Daughters of Islam, and learn an abiding respect for all paths to God.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When Jessica Maxwelland#8212;nationally acclaimed adventure-travel writer and self-professed spiritual klutzand#8212;saw a vision of her fatherand#8217;s face filling the sky three days after his death, she had no idea that it foreshadowed a dizzying spiritual journey. Drawn kicking and screaming into the bright light of spiritual reality, she soon traded in her hip waders for halos as her world travels brought her face-to-face with enlightened teachers from all the great religions.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chronicling nearly two decades of Jessica Maxwelland#8217;s spiritual adventures and filled with astonishing stories, witty asides, and breathtaking revelations, andlt;Iandgt;Roll Around Heaven andlt;/Iandgt;offers readers a perfect recipe for spiritual success in a chronically baffling world.
Filled with witty insights and breathtaking revelations, Roll Around Heaven retells nearly two decades of an all-true accidental spiritual adventure.
About the Author
The daughter of a Scottish New Zealander and an Arabic-Cajun, Jessica Maxwell has the whole wide world in her blood. True to her pedigree, she is a widely published international adventure writer, author and photographer with a special emphasis on food, conservation, womenand#8217;s journeys and spiritual transformation. The youngest writer to pen Esquireand#8217;s Travel column (1985 and#8211; 1997), she created and wrote Audubonand#8217;s True Nature in-the-field conservation column (1992 and#8211;andnbsp;1997) before authoring travel books on flyfishing, golf and womenand#8217;s adventure. She is a longtime contributor to the LIFE section of Forbes, and regular presence in andlt;iandgt;AARP The Magazine, Gourmet,andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Moreandlt;/iandgt;. andlt;BRandgt;A former California beach girl, she earned a degree in Magazine Journalism at the University of Oregonand#8211;including spending her junior year in Aix-en-Provenceand#8211;and now lives in Western Oregon, with her trial attorney husband Tom and#8220;Mr. Quotableand#8221; Andersen at Gaiety Hill House, a historic Georgian manor where she happily serves their guests afternoon tea and grand feasts, especially when her beloved stepsons, Ben and Eli, are in town...unless sheand#8217;s out stalking giant Norwegian grouse or chasing away evil spirits with a Himalayan Rinpoche.
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