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Catharsis, Legend of the Lemurians (Earth Keepers 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lada Ray
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Book Description

Karma can be a beautiful maiden or a bitch...Lemurians...Atlanteans...Secret Origins of humanity...

Before recorded history, before Humanity, since times immemorial, the Earth Keepers have been watching over our planet. Marked at birth and endowed with supreme powers, the nine chosen ones are the Earth's record keepers and moderators, and when the time comes, the ultimate decision makers. This is the first of their chronicles.

LEGEND OF THE LEMURIANS

The population of the red planet Catharsis, on the outskirts of the Andromeda Galaxy, is exceedingly beautiful. Women wear exquisite gowns and gorgeous hairdos, men look stately and dignified, and children are adorable angels. Even the old people are beautiful: nice grannies knitting scarves or baking delicious cakes and cheerful grandpas taking morning strolls to discuss the latest news at a nearby café.

But Catharsians harbor a terrible secret, which they are ashamed to admit even to themselves. The thing is, they have to share the planet with another race, which they call the Uglies, although the Uglies themselves prefer to be called Lemurians. Alas, no one on Catharsis cares what the Uglies prefer. Being ugly is considered a contagious disease, and because of that the Uglies are herded into a special reservation, called Camp Ugly, where they live out their drudgery behind an electric fence.
Yet the Uglies don't seem to fret as they work in the fields, raise children and sing their beautiful songs about Mother of All, the Goddess Mu. And so, both races co-exist without much interaction--one in their large and beautiful homes, the other in their tiny huts behind the electric fence, until the ultimate disaster strikes.

Morf is a seventeen-year-old Ugly who finds himself in the middle of it all.
He is thrust fatefully into the leadership position when no one else can fill its shoes.

Will the catastrophe bring to light everyone's true beauty and true ugliness?
Will planet Catharsis survive?
What destiny lies in store for the Uglies?

We are about to find out...

This is Book 1 of the Earth Keepers Chronicles, a new mini-series of visionary/metaphysical novelettes, created as companion to the visionary YA fantasy/thriller, THE EARTH SHIFTER.
Category: novelette, visionary/metaphysical, fantasy/scifi, inter-dimensional adventure
Includes excerpt: first 2 chapters from THE EARTH SHIFTER

Books by Lada Ray:
The Earth Shifter - top-rated prophetic thriller
Gold Train (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure)
Stepford USA (Accidental Spy Small Town Adventure)

FREE on Kindle! Green Desert (Accidental Spy Iraq Prequel)


Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Lada Ray here. I am a linguist, financial consultant, Feng Shui Master, shaman, futurist and author of several books. You may know me from my popular blog LadaRay.wordpress.com or from my books: Amazon bestselling thriller Gold Train (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure) and the top-rated prophetic thriller The Earth Shifter, set in Moscow, Lake Baikal, NYC, and mystical realms of Heaven and Earth.
I am thrilled to introduce my exciting new project, Futurist Trendcast!  I designed this blog for all those who are interested in understanding our past, present and future - beyond the obvious. My written posts appear on Futuristrendcast.wordpress.com and my video posts will be posted on Lada Ray channel on Youtube. I've been making accurate predictions about politics, economy and investments since the early 2000s, and it's time to share them with my fellow citizens of planet Earth. 
About me: I have written several fiction books, however I also write non-fiction, primarily articles regarding geopolitics, economy, feng shui and future predictions. My specialty is Russia, China and Eurasia. By the ripe age of 38 I managed to have three successful careers on three different continents. After quitting my financial consultant position with Smith Barney, I became Feng Shui Master after studying with famed Hong Kong and Malaysian masters. I was also privileged to study spirituality and metaphysics, evolution of consciousness, kinesiology, Zen/Buddhism, face & aura reading, Chinese & Western astrology and shamanism, with some of the world's most prominent teachers & visionaries. I discovered that I was a highly developed empath and intellect shifter, and that I possessed a gift of clairvoyance/claircognizance. Coupled with my creative, analytical and observant nature, as well as deep background, all these gifts allowed me to make predictions, which usually came true.
We live in crucial times, the times when anything old, outmoded and rotten is being destroyed and the shoots of the new start coming up everywhere, when anything that's not anchored or solidly built is swept away by the hurricane of change. However, I'm not given to fear mongering, unlike some others. My predictions and analysis, which I share for free, are for those who want to know, and for those who want to see - the truth exactly as it is. They are to help my fellow earthlings to orient themselves better in a sea of change and to prepare accordingly. Strange and quickly changing times are upon us, but as always, every cloud has its silver lining, if you know where to look. 
Visit Futuristrendcast.wordpress.com and read my books to understand my message deeper.

About the Author

Born in Russia, Lada Ray is a world traveler, linguist, financial consultant, Feng Shui Master, shaman and mystical futurist. Lada holds a Master's Degree in comparative linguistics, is fluent in several languages and has traveled to nearly 30 countries. She had worked in Havana, Cuba as an interpreter for the Russian educational exchange delegations, including a couple of interviews with the man himself - Fidel Castro. Later, she worked as financial consultant for Smith Barney/Citigroup. She studied Feng Shui in Hong Kong & Malaysia, obtaining her Feng Shui Master's certification from the famed Asian author, Lilian Too. 

Lada Ray is a popular geopolitical author, analyst and mystical futurist. She often writes about Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, Europe, US empire and dollar collapse. She is known for her accurate world predictions. Find Lada's articles on FuturisTrendcast.wordpress.com and her videos - on EarthShift TV channel by Lada Ray on Youtube.
Lada is the author of the Accidental Spy Adventure Series, including the Amazon & Kindle bestseller, GOLD TRAIN (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure), mystery/thriller STEPFORD USA (Accidental Spy Small Town Adventure), and Green Desert (Accidental Spy Iraq Prequel)
She is the creator of the top-rated prophetic mystical thriller THE EARTH SHIFTER, and Catharsis (Legend of the Lemurians)
Blogs: 
FuturisTrendcast.wordpress.com - geopolitics, world events, distortions of history, truth, predictions
LadaRay.wordpress.com. Great posts about Russia, China & world, feng shui, spirituality, predictions & beautiful photography
Twitter: @LadaTweets
Youtube: Lada Ray Channel

Product Details

  • File Size: 227 KB
  • Print Length: 45 pages
  • Publisher: Ray House; 1 edition (September 13, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0099ZDQCG
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful blend of history and fantasy May 31, 2013
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I love the cover. Gorgeous in its simplicity. Hop on board and lets go for a ride to Catharsis.

Earth Keepers have been watching our planet since time immemorial. The nine chosen ones were record keepers and decision makers, in charge of deciding Earth's fate.

This is the beginning. To have a beginning, must there be an end?

Catharsis is a beautiful red planet inhabited with beautiful people of all ages. They had beautiful faces, beautiful bodies, beautiful homes, beautiful yards, beautiful stores, beautiful...., well, you get the drift. They were surrounded by beauty.

They even went so far as to eliminate pets, then animals of all kinds, because they created messes and that was totally unacceptable.

What would one sacrifice for beauty?

Everyone and everything was beautiful, except.......

The Uglies like simple clothing, going barefoot and smiling. The Catharsian's saw the Uglies as diseased. Could ugly be contagious? All Uglies were locked up in Camp Ugly, surrounded by an electric fence and guarded 24/7.

They were allowed to marry, but only allowed to have one child. The Catharsian's thought if they kept lowering the population, eventually the Uglies would disappear.

The Uglies focal point was the Gathering Square. Their most valuable possession, the Lemurian Mother Crystal, was located in the Temple of Mu, in the Square.

Surviving took everything they had. There was no time to protest or worry about being pretty.

Once a month, the Uglies were allowed to leave their prison to gather supplies, clothes and medicines. A small group of Runners went out to gather whatever they could carry on their bodies. They were heroes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Short Story! May 30, 2013
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A lovely short story with very strong ethical overtones relating to bullying and comeuppance. I very much liked the fact that the Lemurians, the underprivileged race of second class citizens on the planet Catharsis, never rose to the taunting and cruelty of their tormentors, the self proclaimed superior race, the Catharsians.

The message is a strong "Two wrongs do not make a right" and how it's important to keep your own dignity even as those who torment you choose to sacrifice theirs.

The other cool thing is that the end of the story very much sets up the events to come in the later books in the Lemurians series, with a nice twist that I will not spoil here ;)

Well worth a read, especially given that it's free! It certainly made me want more, and I'll definitely be reading Lada's The Earth Shifter next.

Good story, likable characters, excellent value, 5 stars ;)

Rohan Healy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original & intriguing! A true spell binder of a story! November 24, 2012
By Mardi
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Lada Ray just gets better and better. I absolutely loved this first book or prequel of the Earth Shifter series.
The red planet of Catharsis is inhabited by extraordinarily `beautiful' people. But the Catharsians harbor a secret - they share the planet with the Lemurians - an ugly people who have been herded into Camp Ugly to live in drudgery under harsh conditions. They do not complain and are very gentle and compassionate in nature. We are quickly reminded that beauty lies not in looks but in the heart and soul.
Through Morf, one of the chosen runners who must make the dangerous trip amongst the Catharsians to get supplies, we learn of a disastrous fate about to befall the planet of Catharsis, and watch as the Lemurians are forced to take control and make the most difficult decision of their lives.
This is a most original story and it captured my imagination immediately. It is a wonderful mix of magic, science and morality and has so much value I cannot recommend it more highly. The author has an intriguing mind and you cannot help but be swept into her worlds filled with wonderful imagery and interesting characters. At moments it reminded me of the Hunger Games but with a more scifi feel.
Pass this book on to children and adults alike. It's suitable for all ages.
I simply can't wait for The Earth Shifter so that I can find out about what happens between the Lemurians and Atlanteans. Fascinating stuff! Don't miss it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ancient! October 8, 2012
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Holy Snappers!

There are seven billion people, or rather, souls, on this planet right now. Statistically speaking, everyone has a doppelganger. A person who shares so many qualities with you, that there exists striking similarities.

I write a series of books about life before humanity on our Big, Blue World. So does author Lada Ray. The synchronicity is astounding!

"Catharsis" is a novelette tackling this same quandary. And why not? Right now, doomsayers are screaming eschatological epithets for humanity. Transhumanists are telling us with gigantic presentations at T.E.D. that we no longer matter and Mayan shamans say time's up.

This gets one to think: How did we begin? What made us the warlike entities that build, love, create and destroy?

Ray has no fear, as do I, to tackle this question and you really need to read "Catharsis" to get some insight into the point.

Don't get me wrong, the book isn't some diadem like "The Silmarillion" or some faux-history tome like "The Twelfth Planet". Don't expect an essay on what life was like in ancient Atlantis down to the statistical output of beans and corn. Be prepared to engage in a wonderful adventure, or rather, preamble, featuring drama and action for a people unlike us - but soon to be.

"Catharsis" is a planetary romance blended with dystopian drama that is like reading John Carter-cum-"The Time Machine". It's THAT good. But she only penned it in thirty-plus pages. More to come.

Seriously, I care not that I have a contender to my genre of pre-human romance. I want more than just me and Zechariah Sitchin trying to figure this terrible topic out.

God may not "love" you as you had thought. Your humanity may have awfully mundane beginnings and you may not like knowing them. Deal with it. Love each other and have hope for your species. We all share this Earth with each other just as I do with Lada Ray.

Five Stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good story - liked it.
Published 25 days ago by A.C. den Brouwer
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting "food for thought" book
Definitely a great teaser of a story...... an allegorical altruistic adventure. The characters were well developed, and the contrasts were very large. Read more
Published 2 months ago by TN mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Mystical Legend of the Lemurians
It could have happened this way! Have you ever wondered about the Atlanteans, or an even more mysterious race of Lemurians, who may have preceded humanity? Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr. Blues
5.0 out of 5 stars This prequel will appeal to lovers of Star Trek, The Chronicles of...
I read all the author's previous books and loved them all. "Catharsis - Legend of the Lemurians", the author's first book of the Earth Keepers Chronicles. Read more
Published 24 months ago by J.J.Collins
4.0 out of 5 stars YA Short with a Message
Lada Ray's short story, "Catharsis (Legend of the Lemurians) is Book 1 of the Earth Keepers Chronicles. It is a companion/prequel to The Earth Shifter, a full length novel. Read more
Published on September 15, 2012 by The Kindle Book Review
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Hi! Rachel here! This is my review for Catharsis!

(I used the synopsis from the author, that's why this review seems extra short!)

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Published on September 14, 2012 by Todd L. Andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mystery Begins!
Do you believe in the Atlanteans or, the even more obscured by time and history, Lemurians? If these ancient civilizations did exist, how did they arise? Read more
Published on September 14, 2012 by Jason Sullivan
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"I've loved all the varied and exotic things I've done in life, but writing is by far my biggest love affair and most exciting adventure. Can't wait to share it... See you on pages of my books!"

Lada Ray is a writer, internationally certified feng shui master, world traveler, linguist, financial consultant, nature/animal lover and metaphysics researcher.

Born in Russia, Lada always wanted to write cool stories, which she'd been imagining in her head ever since she can remember. Instead, she listened to her well-meaning parents and started her life in a more traditional way (for her, that is.)

Lada holds a Master's Degree in comparative linguistics (graduated summa cum laude,) is fluent in several languages and has traveled to over twenty six countries worldwide. She had worked in Havana, Cuba as an interpreter for the Russian educational exchange delegations, including a couple of interviews with the man himself - Fidel Castro.

In the USA, she published articles in the Hartford Courant & taught Russian on cable TV. Then, something inexplicable possessed her to work as a financial consultant for AIG and Smith Barney/Citigroup.

But later, she came back to her senses and quit the corporate world to pursue her dreams. She traveled to Asia to study with the revered Hong Kong Masters of Feng Shui and obtained her International Master's Certification (graduated first in class) with Lillian Too, world-renowned feng shui author and teacher. For years, Lada operated an extensive feng shui website and blog - a hit with both local and worldwide fans - and authored over thirty articles on feng shui and spirituality for her own website, as well as for the World of Feng Shui and other international publications. At the same time, she taught her proprietary feng shui courses and did public speaking.

Lada imagines her stories in bustling New York City and beautifully serene Upstate New York, where she lives with her family and gorgeous calico cat Lily.

Lada Ray is the author of:

~GOLD TRAIN, gripping mystery/thriller set in Russia and based on true historic events (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure, Book 2)

~STEPFORD USA, psychological mystery/thriller (Accidental Spy US Adventure, Book 1)

~Green Desert, riveting story set in Iraq (Accidental Spy Prequel)

Upcoming books include:

~THE EARTH SHIFTER, YA fantasy/thriller set in Russia (Moscow & Siberia,) US, China and other mythical locales of this surreal Blue Planet

~DRAGON GATE, Accidental Spy Asia Adventure, Book 3

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