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Journey through the Power of the Rainbow is a book best described by its subtitle: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry. But because of the role that the Worldwide Web played in its creation, and as readers unfamiliar with that role will discover, the book’s subtitle could almost have been: Quotations from the Love and Wisdom of the Web. Like Paulo Coelho’s Life: Sele Journey through the Power of the Rainbow is a book best described by its subtitle: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry. But because of the role that the Worldwide Web played in its creation, and as readers unfamiliar with that role will discover, the book’s subtitle could almost have been: Quotations from the Love and Wisdom of the Web. Like Paulo Coelho’s Life: Selected Quotations, this volume draws from an extensive body of work by an author whose writings to date encompass virtually every literary genre. The original working title was the popular quote that inspired it and which was first published in The River of Winged Dreams. The idea of using the quote as the actual title of the book was tempting. The concerned was that it might have been too awkward for readers going from a title composed of a full 17-syllable haiku to a subtitle just beneath it. That doesn’t mean the longer title might not one day appear on the cover of a landscape-styled book featuring different illustrations of the quote along with other encouraging affirmations. A second reason for the final selected title is that whereas the original very admirably promoted self-esteem and self-respect, the book itself covers a lot more territory than that. When you check out the table of contents you can see where the quotations in Journey through the Power of the Rainbow ––like those in The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln ––cover at least a dozen different categories. Some may be described as classic in terms of literary themes while others are more relevant to 21st-century life. It could not be otherwise once you look at all—-or even just some-—of the various principles, concepts, and beliefs symbolized by the mysterious beauty of the rainbow. Many speak of different stages of growth or evolution that one must experience before being allowed to claim a golden prize of empowerment at the end. Simply put, the more inclusive concept called for a more inclusive title. In addition, it ties in very appropriately with the titles of two other books by the author: The American Poet Who Went Home Again and ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love. Likewise, the subtitle recalls the Aberjhani’s very first book: I Made My Boy Out of Poetry. However, as noted, the work comes not only from poetry but a wide range of genres that include literary fiction, columns, history, creative nonfiction, spiritual essays, and previously unpublished gems that cannot be found anywhere else. Moreover, the introductory essay and the essay titled "Tao of the Rainbow" make the book something much more than just a collection of highly-appealing informative and empowering quotes.


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Journey through the Power of the Rainbow is a book best described by its subtitle: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry. But because of the role that the Worldwide Web played in its creation, and as readers unfamiliar with that role will discover, the book’s subtitle could almost have been: Quotations from the Love and Wisdom of the Web. Like Paulo Coelho’s Life: Sele Journey through the Power of the Rainbow is a book best described by its subtitle: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry. But because of the role that the Worldwide Web played in its creation, and as readers unfamiliar with that role will discover, the book’s subtitle could almost have been: Quotations from the Love and Wisdom of the Web. Like Paulo Coelho’s Life: Selected Quotations, this volume draws from an extensive body of work by an author whose writings to date encompass virtually every literary genre. The original working title was the popular quote that inspired it and which was first published in The River of Winged Dreams. The idea of using the quote as the actual title of the book was tempting. The concerned was that it might have been too awkward for readers going from a title composed of a full 17-syllable haiku to a subtitle just beneath it. That doesn’t mean the longer title might not one day appear on the cover of a landscape-styled book featuring different illustrations of the quote along with other encouraging affirmations. A second reason for the final selected title is that whereas the original very admirably promoted self-esteem and self-respect, the book itself covers a lot more territory than that. When you check out the table of contents you can see where the quotations in Journey through the Power of the Rainbow ––like those in The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln ––cover at least a dozen different categories. Some may be described as classic in terms of literary themes while others are more relevant to 21st-century life. It could not be otherwise once you look at all—-or even just some-—of the various principles, concepts, and beliefs symbolized by the mysterious beauty of the rainbow. Many speak of different stages of growth or evolution that one must experience before being allowed to claim a golden prize of empowerment at the end. Simply put, the more inclusive concept called for a more inclusive title. In addition, it ties in very appropriately with the titles of two other books by the author: The American Poet Who Went Home Again and ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love. Likewise, the subtitle recalls the Aberjhani’s very first book: I Made My Boy Out of Poetry. However, as noted, the work comes not only from poetry but a wide range of genres that include literary fiction, columns, history, creative nonfiction, spiritual essays, and previously unpublished gems that cannot be found anywhere else. Moreover, the introductory essay and the essay titled "Tao of the Rainbow" make the book something much more than just a collection of highly-appealing informative and empowering quotes.

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    Autographed gift copy received from author and GR friend, Aberjhani.

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