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The Midas Tree (The Golden Acorns Series) [Kindle Edition]

Lesley Phillips , Karilee Orchard , Amy Rottinger , Cody Chancellor
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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 forever.

“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.

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.

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About the Author

Dr. Lesley Phillips is a speaker, author, workshop leader, meditation teacher, healer and clairvoyant reader, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She began her career as a PhD scientist and business woman in the biotechnology industry. However Lesley was always interested in meditation and spirituality and she developed her abilities in parallel to her busy career. Before coming to Canada in 1998 she trained in meditation, healing and clairvoyance at the School of Insight and Intuition, Richmond UK. She was also a member of The Rainbow Bridge Dream Work Group where, she explored dream incubation, dream re-entry, astral travel, shamanic journeying and dream symbol interpretation. Earlier in her spiritual journey she received much guidance and experienced many premonitions through her dreams, having kept a dream diary since childhood. Much of her formal spiritual training was at the CDM Spiritual Teaching Center in Seattle, where she was mentored by renowned author and speaker Mary Ellen Flora. She graduated as an ordained minister in 2003 and from the centers teaching program in 2005, when she began teaching classes and workshops for CDM Vancouver. She also holds private and corporate meditation workshops. Subsequently Dr. Phillips has taught counseled over a 1000 individuals and presented at over 100 live events. She is known as a caring, gifted teacher and speaker that brings out the best in people. Dr Lesley Phillips Twitter: @DrLesleyP

Product Details

  • File Size: 1852 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: ArtVision Enterprises; 1 edition (November 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A5G5GVW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #849,804 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, Fun, Inspirational Read for ALL Ages!! November 14, 2012
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With a summary like this one provided on, I don't have to write my usual one as it would be nothing but redundant. When I was approached to read this book I thought it sounded like a fun and enlightening read. I was not disappointed at all. This book is one to be enjoyed by all readers of all ages. It is easy to follow and understand for the middle to young adult readers, and yet in depth enough if you read more into it for the adult readers too. I loved the fantasy concept of the book very much and all the different characters and Devas that were created for this book. The characters help "make" the book for me. I loved the talking insects and also how they weren't just talking insects, they had true facts about them too. Such as the talking Bee that tells Joshua his theory on the missing bees by not only talking to him, but showing him how bees communicate by dancing out the gist of what they want to communicate. The Devas were amazing! The reminded me of fairy godparents by how they are there to help Joshua explore and learn what is needed to go back to the world he is familiar with outside the "Midas Tree". I must say I agree with the comparison of the story seeming somewhat comparable to "Alice in Wonderland" or "Through the Looking Glass". The spiritual messages that come through in this book are truly amazing too. You don't even realize you are learning as you read this fictional story, but you are. I found myself "transforming" like Joshua was as he learned from the Devas and all the other wonderful characters. I stopped to reflect on his lessons myself as I was reading through the book.

I read bits and pieces to my son also who is ten years old as I was reading if he was home.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Adventurous, Informative, and Creative!! November 24, 2012
By Naddy
The Midas Tree about a boy named Joshua who happens to find a way into what seems like another world, inside the Midas Tree. And his only way out is to learn the ways of those living the Midas Tree. Joshua journeys on and learns new and different things, goes through stuggles and assist those in need, just to find his way out. But, will he want to go after all that he has learned? Will he stay?

The Midas Tree is a great bed time story book for kids of any ages. It's adventurous and informative about the ways of the earth and the ways of the mind.

The creatures that live in the Midas Tree and the creatures that Joshua comes across all seem very very creative, and they all seem to really know their stuff and are all eager to help, which is a great inspiration and role model for the young ones reading this, even if they're just creatures.

Throughout the book, Joshua is taught how to mediate to manifest what he really needs to survive. And one quote that I really like and that really inspired me:

"Let all your doubts and disbeliefs flow away down your grounding. In fact, create a rose and place anything that says you cannot have your creation into this rose, and then explode it. Keep creating and exploding roses, until all your doubts have disappeared." - Devany - Pg 240

This line taught me that when in doubt, imagine or a rose and place all that doubt in that rose and explode it. It's funny, but it's a surprisingly great way to release doubts.

The art work in the beginning of every chapter is spectacular. It's cute, creative and it really speaks about the chapter.

The Midas Tree, is an informative magical book that teaches one the power of the mind and the ways of how the earth is. I recommend this book to absolutely anyone who enjoys reading about adventures and knowing more of the mind and our world in a unique point of view.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Adventure You Can Learn From! May 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This Novel is a Fantasy story with rich characters that are educational and whimsical. Beautifully illustrated, it is a refreshing departure from any other spiritual book I have read. I just love the scavenger hunt that you can download, it is a great way to stay engaged and be even more immersed in the story. This book is a fun way to talk about spiritual ideas and teachings to younger ones, and would definitely be an adventure you can go on together if you read parts of it at bedtime each night. Even for a well read adult in this genre, it is a unique way to incorporate things you may already know, such as grounding and visualization, mindfulness and acceptance of the present moment, creating your own reality with each choice, gaining clarity, and blasting limiting beliefs and negative thoughts. All in a creative way that keeps you entertained. I highly recommend this work of art, all ages will benefit!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, inspiring story! March 31, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A friend told me about this book during a discussion about the challenges of explaining complex spiritual and mindful living practices to younger children. My twins are a bit young to read the book independently, but it's been perfect for our nightly family read, which has always been the favorite part of our family's daily routine. My children are absolutely enthralled with Joshua's adventures, as am I, and we all look forward to reading our nightly chapter more than we have with any other book. I love how this story has captured their imaginations and brought about many questions and conversations regarding ways they can apply what Joshua is learning into their own lives. We haven't finished the entire book yet (even though I've been SO tempted to read ahead after the kiddos go to bed), but thus far it's been a delight to read!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good moments.
It needs more editing, some of the comparisons don't work for kids. It does explain basic concepts of grounding and astral travel without using those terms. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Stephanie Schlosser
5.0 out of 5 stars MORE THAN A GOLDEN TREE
Do you have a sense of what your life's journey is? Are you clueless and letting people and events control you? Read more
Published 9 months ago by Robert A. Rose
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Children's Book on Meditation
What a delightful way to teach children various meditation techniques. Each chapter left something to look forward to in the next chapter. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Monty Berke
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my type of book
While the book had great pictures, I just couldn't get into the story. The writing didn't pull me in and the characters weren't engaging. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Emily
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical, mythical tale
This book is one that you can really savour. As soon as I saw the cover and title, The Midas Tree, my interest was piqued, and as I began reading the book, I was not disappointed. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Barbara Burgess
5.0 out of 5 stars The Midas Tree has The Midas Touch
The first thing that struck me about this novel was how beautifully the book captures the essence of spiritual growth without being preachy or religious (not that I have anything... Read more
Published 16 months ago by J. Keller Ford
5.0 out of 5 stars An Ingenious Work of Both Fiction and Non-fiction
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Dr Lesley Phillips says her path is to empower others to take charge of their lives by teaching them to meditate and develop their intuition, healing ability and creativity. She wrote her first book, The Midas Tree, because she wanted to make learning how to meditate fun for everyone, including kids. Lesley grew up in the UK and Australia and has lived in Canada since 1998. Before becoming an author and spiritual teacher, she was a biologist and a business woman.

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