Scrawls On the Walls of the Soul: The Journey of the Quantum Shaman

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It was May of 2000 when my mentor threw me out of the quantum cosmic classroom and said, "I've taught you everything I can. Now it's time to take that knowledge and slam it up against the walls of the real world. If it remains intact and survives the brutality to which it will be subjected, you will get a gold star next to your name and be allowed to proceed to the next level." No mention was made of what this next level might be, or if, indeed, it truly existed. As always, Orlando was cryptic, yet at the same time brutally honest... 

Go ahead - try to explain this all-consuming path to your friends and relatives. They will smile politely, squirm uncomfortably, and eventually they will stop returning your phone calls and look the other way when they see you coming. And who can blame them? They live in the real world with their office jobs and nuclear families and a host of mindless sitcoms waiting on the propaganda box at the end of their busy day.
In direct contrast, it could be observed that anyone who has dedicated themselves to the pursuit of forbidden knowledge really doesn't live in that world at all. Not for lack of wanting, perhaps, but because the real world is quickly seen to be little more than a series of programs and illusions - not unlike The Matrix. To the seeker who diligently unravels the programs which have been put onto her since birth, the "real world" becomes less and less real, but instead a tangled web of false beliefs and erroneous conclusions. And not surprisingly, the people who populate that world may begin to take on a peculiar zombie-like quality - actors on a hidden stage which is built and reinforced with every thought, motion and action. 

You find yourself alone in a world of jesters, jokers and jackasses. Now what? 

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This long-awaited follow-up to Quantum Shaman (Diary of a Nagual Woman) is an in-depth exploration of the process extracting the authentic self from the programs, overthrowing the belief systems and false personalities every human being must unravel if they are ever to evolve beyond the lowest common denominator of the human condition. 
Some of it may amuse you. Some of it may shock you. But as the old cliché goes:

If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.

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"It's not your neatly typed essays that interest me,
but the scrawls on the walls of your soul."
(Orlando - 2005)

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Another 5-Star Review!

Scrawls on the Walls of the Soul dovetails seamlessly with Ms. Van Hise's first book, Quantum Shaman: Diary of a Nagual Woman. The content here is somewhat darker, a little bit lighter, always eye-opening. And the warning to the reader in the first few pages is well-deserved. I must admit that when I first read the entry entitled "Amazing Grace," I felt my tolerance bone being bent to the point of breaking. I was incensed! How dare anyone refer to God as the sky tyrant!

It took me a minute to realize that was the author's intent - getting the reader to look at the beliefs we carry with us that hold us prisoners to our limitations. In Scrawls, we journey with the writer as she looks at her own beliefs and programs in what is a poignantly open and honest revelation of herself, both in her journey through the world, and in her creation of and search for the Other.

It isn't necessary to have read Ms. Van Hise's first book in order to get the full value from this one. Each stands on its own as an inspirational work of heart and spirit. I particularly enjoyed some of the one-liner 'scrawls' throughout this volume. 
You have to be willing to step through the door

that only exists after you step through it. 

Made me think outside the box. That alone earns this book another 5-star review!

Michael Grove, Independent Online Reviewer

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From the Author:

 Over time, it has come to my attention that some rather serious assumptions have been made about myself which should perhaps be clarified. The biggest assumption seems to be that I am a "Toltec warrior". Actually, that is not the case and never was. I do not follow any guru, do not adhere to anyone set of rules, and I do not worship at the feet of Castaneda or don Juan, or anyone else, for it is recognized that doing so only creates a false reflection of that person's path, which in noway helps me or anyone else. 

My personal journey is unique to itself and, likethe raven, I have taken elements from many different sources to weave togetherinto a foundation of Knowledge.
I have found that some of the Toltec syntax works well and indeed many of the Toltec techniques may be beneficial. But to adhere strictly to someone else's notion of a "Toltec warrior path" is as false to the authentic Self as adhering strictly to someone else's notion of Catholicism. At that point, it has become nothing more than a religion, replete with the buzzwords of their particular faith.

This path is not a religion to me. I do not bury myself in the earth to recapitulate and I do not hang myself from trees to promote Dreaming. That was Carlos's path, not mine. And after many years of engaging my own journey, I have come to realize that I have found the success and joy I have because I have not allowed myself to become just one more lonely sheep bleating along in someone else's shadow. I have learned from Castaneda, but I have also learned from Buddha. Even learned a thing or two from Anne Rice and Stephen King, Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick, Star Trek and Babylon 5. Such is the nature of the raven - to see what shines even when it may be in an alien nest. But most of all, what I have learned is that there is only one true path, and that is the path inside our own heart, guided by the voice of the double and fueled by Intent.

Being a nagual woman doesn't define me - quite the opposite. It makes me "no-thing" in that it has given me a blank slate on which to create the face of my double and write my own destiny on the face of the infinite. The only one I can follow is mySelf, and that is the best advice I can give to anyone.

And so I walk alone, answering to no masters. That is where I find my heart.Della Van Hise - March, 2005

About the Author:

Della Van Hise is a native of Florida, transplanted to California at the age of 21, who has subsequently sunk her roots into the high desert near Joshua Tree National Park. She has not personally seen any aliens since around 1992, but there is rumored to be a secret UFO base underneath her house. Della's writing started at age 11 on an old Smith Corona typewriter. No, not an electric one. A real antique, made of metal and heavier than a wet coffin. Her first professional sale was best-selling Killing Time - the controversial Star Trek novel which was recalled in 1984 (making the first edition a rare collector's item) - and which was the foundational plot for the Star Trek "Reboot" movie in 2009.
Altogether, there are 4 books in the Quantum Shaman series. In addition to Quantum Shaman (Diary of a Nagual Woman), there is also Scrawls On the Walls of the Soul (a continuation of the journey a few years later); Questions Along the Way (dialogs with seekers confronting the difficult questions raised by their own journey); and Into the Infinite (the author's personal experiences with the paranormal).
If you enjoyed the works of Carlos Castaneda or Don Miguel Ruiz, you'll enjoy the non-fiction works of Della Van Hise. In addition, Della has written professionally for Tomorrow Magazine and other prominent science fiction publications. Her most recent fiction works include Sons of Neverland (an award-winning vampire novel); No Forwarding Address (a science fiction quest of a man who has the stars in his eyes and a woman in his heart); and Coyote (a young adult sci-fi novel combining the mystical aspects of martial arts, coming of age, and personal sacrifice.)
Della shares her life with her significant other, Wendy Rathbone, and a variety of cats, dogs and desert wildlife.

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