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Plateau: Beyond the Trees Paperback – July 14, 2017
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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."
-Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
I highly recommend Plateau, a book of quality, mystery, and adventure. It eloquently suggests an alternative to the 2012 doomsday prophecies, through the coming-of-age story of a fifteen-year-old tribal female. It lifts us to a higher consciousness, challenging us to overcome fear through love and gratitude. -Lynn V. Andrews
Plateau is a book based on principle and integrity. The tribal ethos and humor of the E'Ghali ardently lead the reader through the teachings, mishaps, and adventures of the characters to reveal the mystery held secret for centuries. It is well-written and a pleasure to read. -Joan Baez --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Tina Frisco is an author, singer-songwriter, RN, activist, and student of shamanism. She began writing as a young child and received her first guitar at age 14, which launched her passion for music and songwriting. She has performed publicly in many different venues. Tina worked in the fields of psychiatry, medical-surgical, hemodialysis, subacute, clinics, clinical trials, and health facilities evaluation with the California State Department of Health Services. She also worked with Amnesty International, the American Red Cross, and Friends of the Earth; held several secretarial positions with colleges and universities; and assisted in managing a bookstore-café for many years. She apprenticed to a medicine woman at age thirty-three and continues on a spiritual path. She has been active in the Animal Rights Movement for over thirty years and is a humane activist. Tina’s publishing history includes book reviews, essays, articles in the field of medicine, her début novel – Plateau, and her children’s book – Gabby and the Quads. Nature is her go-to tonic. Aside from loving animals, she enjoys writing, reading, music, dancing, arts and crafts, exploring nature, and getting lost in working crossword puzzles.
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NOW I must say that I have struggled with how I could possibly write a review -- I’ve never read another book quite like it.
Other reviewers here have given you as much as you need to become familiar with the book's "environment" - if I can call it that, introducing you to a few of the characters - so I won't repeat similar content. But they can't convey the deeply spiritual, uplifting essence of the book that, to me, is what makes it remarkable. Plateau never pontificates, but rather seduces the reader to come to his or her own spiritual realizations as the story unfolds.
I suppose the most impactful thing I can say is that I was infused with a sense of well-being when I finally put down my Kindle and turned off the light. I was in such a calm and totally relaxed positive state of mind that I transitioned easily and almost immediately into a deep sleep - a rare experience in my life.
(Madelyn Griffith-Haynie - ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
"It takes a village to transform a world!"
At the core of the story is the legend of the sacred cave of the E’Ghali where the Great Mosaic represents the Great One. W’hyani and her parents hold the key to this mystery as they grapple with their destinies. Each family member holds a special place in the fulfillment of W’Hyani’s destiny.
At times, travelers from “the city” ventured onto E’Ghali land and relationships were established. When this happened, I couldn’t quite tell if we were in the future or the past. It didn’t really matter because the tribal legends spoke of a time when humans would be able to exist in peace and love which left me with the feeling that this event would soon take place. When this event occurs is not the point. Instead, it is the fact that it will happen that captures your spirit.
Such is W’Hyani’s destiny as the Keeper of the Crystal Heart. She represents hope and the future of all mankind.
At the beginning of each chapter, the author shares a quote from Lynn V. Andrew’s, The Power Deck. Each of these quotes drove home a powerful message that was highlighted by W’Hyani’s particular journey in that chapter. I was deeply moved by many of these passages which were a great addition to the story.
Plateau was an emotional read for me. I took my time and tried to experience through my reading, the life lessons that W’Hyani and her friends undertook. Their experiences caused me to reflect upon my own life and spiritual journey. This is the kind of book that transports you to a higher plane of existence where what you thought was the ending is really only the beginning.
Tina Frisco wrote this book as an outreach of hope to the doomsday messages that swirled in the media around December 21, 2012. In reality, the book is timeless. The message of love, understanding, and compassion resonate today or any day. Respect for our mother Earth reverberates lovingly through each page.
I’ve added this book to my Me Time Category for Spirituality because of the emotional impact this book left on my heart. I’ve never read another story like it and found it to be a hidden gem in the literary world.
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Stars
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