Denise McDermott King

REVIEWS – A SAMPLE OF OVER 2,500

THE MASTER, THE LOVER, AND ME

The Master, The Lover, and Me: This remarkable book is a gift of considerable import to all genuine seekers of truth. Presenting a unique, adventurous journey with advanced souls in the Canadian and American Rockies, this work stands shoulder to shoulder with well-known spiritual classics of bygone years such as Murdo Macdonald Bayne’s Beyond the Himalayas.

The genre is a familiar one, yet this work, which is expressed in poetic language of rare beauty, is particularly valuable because it constitutes, however incredible the content may seem, bona fide experiences of the author and the divine alchemy they perform on her soul and persona.

The journey is triggered by a close call with death on a remote trail in the Canadian Rockies and is the direct result of a letter penned some years previously by the author and addressed to a specific Master or Mahatma of Wisdom. As those familiar with the Ageless Wisdom know, anyone who directs strong thoughts to these wise Beings is forging an inevitable link with a Master. And if one dares to go to the extent of writing an actual letter, and “rushing in where angels fear to tread” – well – that kind of persistence cannot be ignored. As the author explains, it is rather like a child stomping his/her feet to gain attention. The letter is a direct invitation for certain effects to materialize and for one’s karma to be fast-tracked.

In addition to meeting with individuals demonstrating a very high state of consciousness, the outer journey presents a spell-binding tale of a variety of surprising adventures and also experiencing sacred centres in impressive edifices replete with awesome works of art and spiritual symbology, and so much more!!

However, much more significant are the lessons learned on this surreal sojourn and the teachings imparted along the way by these wise souls. Woven skillfully and artfully into the narrative is the essence of the Ageless Wisdom which re-iterates the Oneness of Life, its origin from One Great Source, and the necessity of developing the spiritual heart – teachings for which the present world with its plethora of conflicts is in great need.  These teachings are presented with considerable humor and joy and in a way that is palatable for those commencing the quest; and yet they remain equally appealing to those more familiar with the more profound aspects of the Wisdom teachings. Insightful nuggets are truly interspersed plentifully into the narrative, which are worthy of further contemplation and meditation long after the story is finished, and regardless of where one stands of the Path.

Strongly emphasized throughout the text is the Unconditional Love of Divinity. According to the encountered Masters, life is about “waking up to that Love which is always present”. Many misconceptions of course swirl about the idea of love and its many manifestations and yet learning to give of oneself selflessly is totally in accordance with the purpose of Divinity. Not surprisingly, as much of the narrative is on the theme of opening up the spiritual heart, this journey also involves a poignant love story. The author’s “lover” is a chela of the leading Master and the relationship between Raj and the author turns out to be a profound one. Their beautiful romance is portrayed with considerable finesse and beauty.

The narrative has a surprising twist at the end that confirms the compelling reality that indeed Masters, and part of the spiritual Hierarchy, not only exist in the far East, but can also be found in the Rockies. And who knows, if we are open enough, and courageous enough to write a letter (!!), we may even find ourselves presented with a similar opportunity and journey. Denise, you have not only done us all a great favour in sharing this inspirational narrative but you have also helped to restore our hope in future possibilities and the spiritual evolvement of humanity.                  

Fiona C. Odgren – Teacher

Denise’s writing has a depth of insight and clarity of voice that touches a place in the soul, calling forth love and joy. This work is a practical guide to personal and collective spiritual wholeness. It illumines the eternal quest for truth. Through the insights of the Adepts and Masters and through the author herself, the book reveals modern esoteric teachings of the Ageless Wisdom. Denise courageously shares her spiritual journey with candour, gentle humour, and enough intimacy that we get a glimpse of her innermost self. This helps recall the divine mission that belongs to each of us. I truly loved reading this book.

JeanetteWood – Retired teacher and student of Theosophy

This is an important book. Raymond Moody’s 1975 groundbreaking book, Life After Life, brought near-death and out-of-body experiences to the public, increasing our awareness of the human spirit. For most of us, spiritual journeys and spirit beings have remained out of reach. This has now changed with your book, which I believe will rank amongst the groundbreaking books of spiritual awareness. Now, if we so desire, we can go on a spiritual journey accompanied by spirit beings while still in human form. If you are a spiritual seeker this book will take you on a captivating journey.

Bud Carroll – Writer

 
Sharing a personal experience with an unknown audience is a daunting task, and you have met the challenge head-on by taking your readers on a journey to the inner recesses of your being. The personal ‘is’ becomes seamlessly universal due to your deft penmanship. The narrative runs at the speed expected of contemporary, yet exudes the power of an earlier style of writing appropriate to the subject, which probably explains the passion, commitment and sincerity jumping out of it. A psychologist, even if he made mince-meat of the experience, would be hard put to explain the sheer coherence and beauty in the writing! The spiritual aspects will always be subject to contestation, but that is good. I feel enriched by having read it. I hope it ends up in an anthology of spiritual experiences.
Similar to The Upanishads interpretation by Eknath Easwaran Biblical mustard seed to direct quotes.Azam Gill – Author

 

Denise – You describe the experience of a personal Epiphany. In spiritual terms something momentous – indeed world-changing happened – and from then on nothing will be the same as it was before. In temporal terms, James Joyce adapts the manifestation as: “…that is to say a sudden revelation of the ‘whatness’ of a thing – the moment in which the soul of the commonest thing seems radiant.” John Milton experiences an Epiphany in Paradise Regained. In The Prelude, by William Wordsworth, there is reference to “the spots of time.” So you see you are among great company. This experience you wish to share with as wide a readership as possible. I personally admired it. Your book is inspirational and the quotations most apt. Buy this book.Tony Brady – Writer  
I am spellbound by your journey initiated by ‘The Letter’. You share your experiences with masterful eloquence and forceful believable narrative that the reader is ready to write his or her own ‘Letter’. This is a wonderful factual journey that describes the almost indescribable. Your book is a revelation and adds further promise to the words: ‘Seek and you will find’. Your book will be published and it will be a success because within each of us there is a thirst that will be quenched by your words. I Back this book a million times.Laurence Winchester – Author  
CONGRATS! On two counts. First, for writing a riveting story/book. (You had me glued from Chapter 1). Second, for writing this in the first-person narrative. Most Best-Selling authors will tell you in their memoirs as also in the myriad of ‘How to Successfully Write’ books, at least one chapter is devoted on how writing in the first person is a very difficult task and should be left only to established and proven writers. Today you have proved them wrong.Cyrus Tymster – Author  
The truth is you wove me into your plot. The possibility of being connected personally with these Adepts you encountered, took me to a place I had not encountered before. This is not a fable. I felt the truth as you expertly lead me on your journey beyond the ordinary. I had tears of joy when realizing the depth of love, and the commitment these Brothers have for each one of us. And of course, the opportunity they are offering those in search of truth to join them, has made me think of booking a flight to The Rocky Mountains. Thank you for writing this, thank you for being brave enough to share it.Linda Galvin – Hypnotherapist  
I can only say: “It is a book, I wish I had written,” which is the greatest compliment I can give.Cookie Gawain – Author  
   
I think this book is fantastic (and you have just created another place on my tick list to be visited). However it is the spirit and style it has been written with that has impressed me the most – Brilliant – Good luck
This makes me want to go take a walk in the snow. 🙂 You have a great talent for description.This book reminds me a bit of The Shack. Best of luck with it!Marshall – Author
 
An unusual and different work! A whiff of fresh air. Well done.Siddharth Baipai – Author  
Don’t know what to say really……..I thought I could write!…. Fair play to you!Virginia – Author of It Never Rains in Paradise  
This book demonstrates the power of putting something to the Universal and trusting the response will follow the action. I propose two questions before you start this read. 1/ How open are you to experiencing a journey such as the one in this book? 2/ Are you prepared to step onto a road and walk it with the Master? I was, and I can tell you it changed my life.Marianna Wilson – President of KIDDynamics  
Denise
This is both a personal story and one that can be embraced by millions. Beautifully written, and I mean that on every level, it is challenging, thought provoking and poignant. Fascinating.Carl Ashmore – Author
 
I connect with the truth that resonates within this book. How well you describe your journey, thanks for making me, the reader, feel one with you in the Canadian Rockies. I want to strongly encourage you to write more, if you have not done so already. This book contains an important message which needs to be shared with those ready to hear it. The message, miracles are natural creations stemming from natural law. Your story was miraculous, and we all need to believe in something more as being easy to obtain. I am off to write my own letter.

Penelope Yorke – Author