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Plateau: Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012 Kindle Edition

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"This is a very positive book which speaks about life and the wisdom of elders who guide you. It elevates the reader's consciousness and takes them to [a] higher plane. Human beings are told not to harm anyone and to admire the beauty given to us by the universe. The book tells us to love people and overcome the fear that prevails around and within us. [It] is insightful and very profound."

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  • File Size: 245 KB
  • Print Length: 175 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1770976035
  • Publisher: FriesenPress (July 10, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 10, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008K7Y8XK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,811,009 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tina Frisco is an author, singer-songwriter, RN, activist, and shaman apprentice. Born in Pennsylvania USA, she attended nursing school in New York and lives in California. She began writing as a child and received her first guitar at age 14, which launched her passion for music and songwriting. She has performed publicly in many local venues. Her publishing history includes book reviews, essays, articles in the field of medicine, her début novel - Plateau: Beyond the Trees, and her children's book - Gabby and the Quads. She enjoys writing, reading, music, dancing, arts and crafts, exploring nature, and frequently getting lost in working crossword puzzles.

The protagonist in Plateau is ​a 15-year-old tribal female who, through great adversity and while honoring the wisdom of her elders, discovers her strengths and destiny. Her will is ​relentlessly tested, daring her to face her fears and trust blindly without fully knowing why she was born the Keeper of the Crystal Heart, the key to the Great Mosaic of Life. She ultimately comes face-to-face with herself in a battle that would shrink the will of the most intrepid warrior, unaware that ​realizing her destiny will irrevocably impact all beings on earth and beyond. Her people inject humor and wisdom throughout this tale of mystery and adventure. Will love prevail over fear? Millions are asking this question. Plateau offers hope with its underlying message: We must keep our hearts open and act from love instead of reacting from fear; and we must practice gratitude and compassion within every moment and with every breath, so that we might help elevate the human species to a higher consciousness and facilitate both personal and global peace.

Tina was inspired to write Gabby and the Quads when her niece had quadruplets. A child's moral compass develops early, and she wanted to write a book that was ethically as well as traditionally educational.

Gabby is an only child who is about to become big sister to quadruplets! How will she handle this? Her parents decide on a unique approach to introduce her to and help her accept this awesome experience. Follow Gabby as she learns all about babies and the joy of loving.

Tina's philosophy of life is "Harm none and walk in beauty..."

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Pat Regan on November 27, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Tina's work is interesting and thought-provoking. She states that this patriarchal world fears the feminine aspect and this is quite true.

Monotheistic thought process/indoctrination of the masses has ensured that the divine feminine aspect, i.e. the `Goddess, `has been cleverly demoted in favour of the male aspect, which is of course the God. Such imbalance leads us all astray in the end.

I have covered this situation myself is many of my own writings including `The New Pagan Handbook'. Tina's work is well worth considering.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nancy E. Robertson on December 21, 2012
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Tina Frisco has penned a riveting little book that packs a big message as it gently challenges the reader to search for answers on how to restore and sustain our Mother Earth. The author is a natural storyteller, and the action quickly flows along with a lyrical sense of optimism and wild adventure, each chapter introduced by selected The Power Deck cards from Lynn V. Andrews, shaman and author of the Medicine Woman series.

Plateau: Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012, introduces the reader to a wonderful new young female warrior/leader who is brave and kind, humble and smart, respectful of all life. What will happen to W'Hyani when she leaves the special land of her people? What will happen to the outside world after December 21, 2012? I hope this talented writer will reveal more in the future.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Linda J Heil on May 4, 2013
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The author, Tina Frisco, is a friend from high school. There were a few friends from high school who met with her. She was very happy to hear I read the book. It is a book which takes you to another place which was totally removed from the world as we know it.. But yet, there was so much to learn from the people of the world. It will take take you to higher level of thinking and into a peaceful, meditative state of mind. I am waiting for the sequel.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Martha Jette on August 26, 2013
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Tina Frisco is an author who packs a book-sized message into a relatively small ebook. That message: throw away your doomsday visions and embrace the joy of life instead.

Through the eyes of a Native society that one might instinctively consider uncivilized, the wisdom of its elders - long lost to city folk - comes shining through. We read about one of the E'Ghali's youngest members - a girl named W'Hyani. We follow her as she embarks on great adventures, stares fear in the face, and enjoys the simplicity of life and beauty of nature. Most of all, she learns about love and embraces the age-old wisdom of her tribe.

The author presents an interesting story peppered with quotes from Lynn V. Andrews' The Power Deck. Each card in the deck focuses on the specific message she wishes to impart and provide inspiration that backs up the story line.

The message imparted is an important one especially now in the 20th century when people scurry like frantic animals trying to make a living and providing for their families. We no longer have the luxury of languid hours spent simply enjoying nature and connecting with our true selves.

The author reminds us that it is vital for us to steal those precious moments to look inward - to realize how we treat others, as well as Mother Earth. Only by extinguishing all thoughts of greed, hate and envy, as well as any desires to cause harm to others or nature can we once again return to the ideals imparted by our ancestors. By becoming enlightened with love and gratitude for life, the human race will be able to acknowledge from whence it came and where it should be going.

Plateau - Beyond the Trees, although quite short, gives the reader much to ruminate on and is best consumed in small doses at a time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tina Frisco on August 26, 2013
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Just wanted to let you know, I started your book but got distracted from it then the other night I was looking in a notebook that opened to a page in the middle of it and I began reading again even though it wasn't where I had left off. Your writing is beautiful and there are so many wise insights there. I found myself wanting to underline as is my habit with good books. Thank you so much for sharing your book PLATEAU with many of us.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JC on October 19, 2013
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Our civilization in our time has been able to reach the moon; we have controlled the forces of nature to channel energy to fuel our cars and homes; we can have clean water at the turn of a knob; food is available to a large part of our vast population; we can spend hot summers eating ice cream and cold winters warmed inside our buildings; information is widely available and we can reach to our friends from across the globe.
We are rich in so many wonderful ways.
But we are also poor.
A huge number of us go without food everyday; many countries are devastated by war, slavery or sickness; corruption is incredible high at some places; women are still abused physically and emotionally and we all experience different levels of violence in our daily life.
When I lived in Mexico, the corruption and violence levels were very high and I don’t think they have come down since I left. Abuse and bullying in public schools reached a point where many parents were concerned about the K-12 program: they wanted less emphasis on math and sciences and wanted more attention put to the education of values.
But I don't think values have to be taught at school. I think the most important part of education has to come from the parents at home: that is their job and their mission. It is an act of cowardice to try to push our own mission into the teacher’s work.
The E'Ghali, the People in Tina Frisco’s book are also rich. They don't have computers, running water, heaters or fridges. But they have and uphold wonderful values; values not strange to us, yet… presented somewhat differently.
Through living and upholding fiercely these values, they have achieved a happy community.
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