novel "Magic Tree" by Talidari
Adventure Stories of a Treasure Hunter
A contemporary Slavic tale of a young woman’s journey
across the world to find the magic tree that fulfills every wish.
This novel inspires young adults to take advantage of their inborn virtues to make all dreams come true. It helps those who lack education or don’t like studying to achieve prosperity through virtues rather than knowledge.
Fiction / Novel / Adventure / Contemporary / Inspirational / Metaphysical
Narrative Non-fiction / Self-help / Personal transformation / Spirituality / Travel
- a treasure hunt and a treasure hunter
- civil disobedience and challenging establishment structures (formal education, religion, big corporations, conventional medicine…)
- learning by traveling – as opposed to learning by studying or learning by doing
- homage to personal authenticity
- honoring intuition over reason
- a tribute to the sacred feminine and nonviolence - protagonists carry out their challenging tasks with finesse rather than force
- the fourth dimension
- a hero with multiple personalities
- advantages of using the third ear
- importance of doing a full circle
A contemporary Slavic tale of a young woman’s journey across the world to find the magic tree that fulfills every wish.
In favor of learning by traveling, student Magda breaks from the confines of conformity and quits her formal studies to pursue her dreams on her own terms, maintaining her authenticity by using intuition over reason. A fateful encounter with a wealthy Chinese man sets her on a mission to find the magic tree, which is told to help her achieve long-lasting happiness and prosperity. As it turns out, the magic tree is the alternative to formal education, religion, and medicine; as well as to Holy grail, Philosopher's Stone, Golden fish...
There is a catch; the tree is guarded by ferocious goblins (embodiments of destructive emotions and attitudes) that need to be tamed, not killed, by special gizmos (virtues). On her journey that turns into a spiritual odyssey Magda tries to fulfill her mission by mastering the gizmos and taming the goblins in far and exotic places, in encounters with strangers, in peculiar circumstances, exceptional surroundings, in celestial spheres and mystifying tales, until her quest takes her finally to a place where everything is possible – the fourth dimension. Her decade-long treasure hunt is set against the backdrop of a dozen countries around the world. On her quest she is confronted with all kinds of setbacks, testing her resolve; falls into the hands of goblins and is often challenged, constrained and put in extremely difficult situations, where she needs to be resourceful in finding solutions. With her multiple personalities, using her imagination and intuition, believing everything is possible and paying much attention to the world around her, which serve as omens guiding her towards her goal, young Magda becomes a high-flyer in her own right, spinning unfavorable circumstances into riches.
Length: 333 pages
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The story has universal appeal that transcends all cultural and gender barriers. It has the comic charm, dramatic tension and psychological intensity of a fairy tale, but it's full of unconventional wisdom, self-empowerment, and guidelines how to make everything possible.
Readers are given the front seat at encounters with forces that shape our lives, and are encouraged to look outside their own culture, taken to a spectacular array of different realms, often to be challenged by the same questions on race, sex, education, religion and other issues that perplex the world we live in. The novel appeals especially to young people, who don’t like to study, since the book presents a young person's struggle to break from the confines of conformity and to pursue her dreams on her own terms. It appeals especially to girls and young women, because they can relate to the main female protagonist. It also appeals to all the people who love traveling, since this story is a travelogue of soul-searching and self-discovery.