Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
The Superyogi Scenario: Rise of The Unusuals Hardcover – June 4, 2015
|New from||Used from|
Collectible Harry Potter Books
Skip the lineup at Flourish and Blotts! Find your collectible Harry Potter book here. Learn More.
Customers who bought this item also bought
The supernatural meets the spiritual in this unusual, endearing thriller. In his debut novel, Connor may have carved out a new subgenre.
-- Kirkus Reviews
The Superyogi Scenario is a novel with a difference; and in a world replete with novels, this story is a standout. The Superyogi Scenario is exceptional both in its basic concept and in its development: something that crosses genres with a confident combination of action, philosophy, and intriguingly different concepts on what makes a superhero--or, a supervillain.
-- D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Named one of Foreward Reviews Five-Star "Indie Books We Love" for 2015.
"With this fun book, both yogis and comic-book lovers will be inspired. Entertaining, engaging, and thought provoking, The Superyogi Scenario has something for everyone. Practitioners of yoga will find themselves looking up comics; comic-book fans will be inspired to book a yoga session. Everyone will look for the next installment in this series. The story is extremely well developed, so much so that it seems nearly ready for the silver screen."
-- Foreward Reviews
James Connor's The Superyogi Scenario wraps a superhero tale around a spiritual adventure. Blending ancient Indian wisdom into an international thriller, Connor reinterprets yogic teachings for a new generation in a novel that entertains as much as it illuminates. Grab your yoga mat along with this book, and be prepared for a fast-moving, delightfully different novel.
--Jeffrey Small, bestselling author of The Breath of God and The Jericho Deception
The basic principles and attainments of yoga have manifest in many forms and permutations over the last two millennia across the Indian subcontinent. It is inevitable that they will surface in further unexpected ways in their modern transplanted forms on the Western cultural landscape. The Superyogi Scenario conveys essential ideas of the yogic path with boots and capes"
-- Professor Edwin F. Bryant, author of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary.
"The Superyogi Scenario is the Next Evolution of The Superhero Story. A perfect 10/10" -- Jay Snook, A&E Editor, Good Men Project
-- Lama Marut, author of A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life and Be Nobody.
About the Author
James Connor began writing supernatural thrillers when he won a Raven Society Award at the University of Virginia in support of his creative writing. But it wasn t until two decades later, after completing a three-year isolated meditation and yoga retreat in the high-desert mountains of Arizona, that James felt compelled to publish stories that allow readers to experience deep wisdom gained from his fifteen years of detailed Buddhist and yoga training. Following in the footsteps of his story-telling idols C.S. Lewis, Neil Gaiman, and the Wachowskis, James is a firm believer in combining philosophy with fun. He is also the founder of GoBeyond.org and travels teaching Buddhist and yoga philosophy with an emphasis on meditation.
Previous non-fiction work The Perfection of Marketing was sold in major bookstores including Barnes & Noble.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle Edition for FREE. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
It relies on verses from The Yoga Sutra for the source of its inspiration (the ancient yoga text actually provides instructions for developing superpowers) and it mixes in thriller elements as it presents the story of yogic supernatural abilities rising among the world's yoga practitioners (a possibility that will intrigue and delight any new age reader already well versed in yoga traditions and thought).
Of course, heroes and villains emerge from such a scenario, as they always do - but in Connor's world, the spiritual roots of these newfound yoga abilities are quite different than the usually-accidental scientific incident or fluke of birth that most fantasies posit.
Add verses from the above-mentioned texts and the story that emerges is anything but ordinary. Fueled by the social, political and ethical challenges that follow these beings, the story line draws readers into a much-changed world where enlightenment moves from vague possibilities into sometimes-dangerous results.
Those who eschew new age thinking, superhero abilities, or Buddhism and meditation may not appreciate The Superyogi Scenario's unique focus - but that would be a shame. In a world where novels and fantasies tend to develop the same kinds of liner stories based on similar concepts, this story is remarkable.
Add a few pages of eye-catching artwork depicting these super beings in action and The Superyogi Scenario is exceptional both in its basic concept and in its development: something that crosses genres with a confident combination of action, philosophy, and intriguingly different concepts on what makes a superhero - or, a supervillain.
How they do this, in specific detail, adds fascination to classic thriller elements that keep you turning pages like mad. The hero is everywoman’s dream of a damaged, tender vigilante—you know you can count on him to cut through both evil and bureaucracy like a Gordian knot, no matter what hate-crazed villains or conventional thinkers throw at him. Plus he’s gorgeous and accessible. Strong women abound. Connor’s plot uncovers frightening weaknesses in the world we all inhabit that the villains home in on, intending to unleash devastation on millions of innocent people. The radically refreshing aspect of the Superyogi Scenario is that missiles, rocket launchers, and AK47s (so passé) are not in evidence—both sides use the crushingly powerful abilities of the human mind, developed to the nth degree, to wrest the advantage in this raging battle between good and evil.
Connor does not bore us with lectures or goody-goody people. There’s plenty of glamorous, juicy detail about evening gowns, gourmet meals, sex, and exotic locales. The scene where the heroine learns to fly, and it’s not in a plane by the way, is hilarious. Marvel Comics philosophy made manifest and taken seriously plus all the newest technology adds interest and freshness. This is not your grandfather’s thriller—make way for the twenty-first century! Someone gave me a copy, then I bought my own. And gifted it. Read this book. You’ll love it.
— Lilia Mead, Founder of Go Yoga
The ending is so exciting, beautiful, and it's not over yet. I would buy a whole trilogy of collector's-edition copies of this storyline!
Read it. I think you'll soon be telling your friends details about it once you see that it's in the theater.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love how the spiritual teachings of Patanjali are woven into the story.Read more
Like the timing of this novel. My world is in need of a paradigm shift to accommodate new sets of concerns, where the old methods are...Read more