Bestselling author Richard Bach inspired millions with his popular allegorical tale, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, about a gull who loved to soar high. In the decades since, millions more have discovered Bach’s gift for storytelling and his fascination with the power of our imagination. Now, Bach is back with Hypnotizing Maria, an exploration of the nature of reality and the power of suggestion.
It is the story of pilot and flight instructor Jamie Forbes, who is flying on a routine run from Washington State to Florida. He intercepts a radio call for help from Maria, the panicked wife of another pilot who has collapsed at the controls. Forbes talks her through the steps to land the plane safely. Maria’s claims that the pilot saved her by hypnotizing her, leads Forbes on a spiritual journey--questioning the nature of reality, and exploring the relationship between hypnosis and the Law of Attraction.
In Hypnotizing Maria, Bach again uses his love of flying in this parable about how we become trapped by our self-imposed limitations and beliefs. Our true nature, he suggests, is not bound by space and time. If we stop accepting our limitations and begin to tap into the power of suggestion and imagination, we can change the world around us. “It’s not our wishes that come true, or our dreams; it’s the suggestions we accept.”
Hypnotizing Maria is a dramatic story of discovery, a story tale how-to for un-hypnotizing ourselves and for catching a glimpse, now and then, of the one reality behind the kaleidoscope inventions of space and time.
Ian Punnett welcomed authors Tom Cathcart and Daniel Klein for a conversation about the varying philosophical points of view regarding death and mortality as well as how humor allows us to express our fears about dying. During the 1st hour, bestselling author Richard Bach talked about his latest book Hypnotizing Maria, an exploration of the nature of reality and the power of suggestion. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett