Child of the Dawn: A Magical Journey of Awakening

Amber-Allen Publishing
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Based on The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Child of the Dawn tells a rich and colorful tale about an orphan boy, Hakim, who is lost, alone, and seeking his purpose in life. As Hakim becomes aware of himself and his lowly position in life, he dreams he is a king in a luxurious palace, surrounded by servants and adoring subjects. The stark contrast with his waking life inspires in him a desperate urge to make such a life his own. He embarks upon a quest for power and wealth, thinking this will bring him the happiness he seeks. It is a search for meaning, a quest for love, the justification of his entire existence. Searching for a mysterious "wise one," Hakim encounters many colorful characters on his travels — helpful figures who impart timeless wisdom with wit and charm, shadowy eccentrics who tempt him with intriguing offers, and elusive guardian spirits who quietly appear to watch over him. Hakim’s journey takes him through inner and outer worlds as he struggles toward the dawn of understanding, and is led to an ultimate realization about the true meaning of power and freedom. As we follow Hakim's search, we are led through the inner landscape of our own hearts into a deeper understanding of the spiritual laws that govern life and lead us to the fulfillment of our dreams.
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About the author

Gautama Chopra is the son of international bestselling author Deepak Chopra. Gautama credits his father with inspiring him to write when he was just a child by telling him exciting tales at bedtime which were left unfinished. The younger Chopra would finish the story in his imagination as he fell off to sleep, leading to vivid dreams and the desire to write the stories down. Gautama spent many summers in his parents’ native land of India, where the people and culture also stirred his imagination and inspired him to write. He has received numerous creative writing awards, and was a national merit scholar. Gautama is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City, where he studied English, religion, and film. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
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Publisher
Amber-Allen Publishing
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Published on
Jul 22, 2010
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781934408193
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
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