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Plateau: Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012 [Kindle Edition]

Tina Frisco
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Book Description

W’Hyani was born strong, willful, and the predestined Keeper of the Crystal Heart, the key to unlocking the mystery of the Great Mosaic of Life. Unaware of the shard’s significance, W’Hyani’s fortitude begins being tested by the cosmic forces that sculpted her destiny. She ultimately comes face-to-face with herself in a battle that would shrink the will of even the most intrepid warrior, unaware that the realization of her destiny will irrevocably impact all beings on earth and beyond. The Great Mosaic of Life holds a message of hope that would allow us to see and live beyond the year 2012.

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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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Product Details

  • File Size: 245 KB
  • Print Length: 175 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1770976035
  • Publisher: FriesenPress (July 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008K7Y8XK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plateau - Beyond the trees by Tina Frisco 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Plateau: Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012 December 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tina Frisco, author and friend, of "Plateau" 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
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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More About the Author

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, and her début novel - Plateau: Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012. She will soon be publishing the first in her series of children's books. Included in her pursuits are writing, reading, music, exploring nature, and frequently getting lost in working crossword puzzles.

W'Hyani, the protagonist in Plateau, is ​a 15-year-old tribal female who discovers her strengths and destiny by overcoming adversity while honoring the wisdom of her elders. Her will, fortitude, and ingenuity are tested ​relentlessly​​. She must learn to face her fear and trust blindly without fully knowing why she was born the Keeper of the Crystal Heart, the requisite 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. The Great Mosaic of Life holds a message of hope that would allow us to see and live beyond the fated year 2012. W'Hyani's people inject humor and wisdom throughout this tale of mystery and adventure. Will love prevail over fear? This is a question that millions are asking across the globe. Plateau proffers a dash of insight and a bounty of hope. Its underlying message is that we must keep our hearts open and act from love instead of reacting from fear. We must practice gratitude and compassion within every moment and with every breath. In so doing, we'll help elevate the human species to a higher consciousness, facilitating both personal and global peace.

Tina has just completed Gabby and the Quads, the first in a series of children's books, which can now be pre-ordered. It will be released on November 13, 2014. Inspired by one niece having quadruplets and another having triplets, the books will be both traditionally and ethically educational.

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


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