Swamiji's Fictional Works
Black Friday Special! Receive all four books for a deeply discounted price: A Time Tunnel, Love Perfected, Life Divine: A Novel, A Pilgrimage to Guadalupe, and The Singer and the Nightingale.
Receive all four books for a deeply discounted price: A Time Tunnel, Love Perfected, Life Divine: A Novel, A Pilgrimage to Guadalupe, and The Singer and the Nightingale.
The Time Tunnel: A Tale for All Ages and for the Child in You
Donny and Bobby, two American boys exploring a forest near a tiny Romanian town, discover a science laboratory in ruins. Adjoining the laboratory is a room with a mysterious tunnel. When the boys come upon a dinosaur that appears to have died quite recently near the laboratory, they look for an explanation in the laboratory files. There they find a paper that says:
"Time does not go in a straight line, from past to present to future, as people think. Rather, it proceeds in a circle around a center in the eternal now . . ."
The boys put together these enigmatic words with the dead dinosaur outside, and wonder if the tunnel holds the answer. Entering the tunnel, their bodies begin to shrink, apparently to nothingness, though their consciousness is unchanged.
Emerging from the tunnel into a beautiful countryside, they meet Hansel, who explains that his father invented this "time tunnel." Hansel has frequently traveled in time with his father, and shows the boys how to encase themselves in time-light spheres. In the days that follow, the trio enjoys travels backward and forward in time. Along the way the boys gain valuable lessons about history, human behavior, and themselves. (regular price: $14.95)
Love Perfected, Life Divine: A Novel
Inspired by Marie Corelli’s book, The Life Everlasting, Swami Kriyananda—direct disciple of the great world teacher, Paramhansa Yogananda (author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi)—retells the dramatic story of a woman’s discovery of her twin soul—a discovery that propels her to undertake an arduous and perilous climb to the loftiest heights of spiritual awakening. Fueled by her love, the heroine must overcome harrowing challenges before she realizes the goal of her yearning in union with God. Love Perfected, Life Divine is a timeless tale that carries the reader to the heart of the inner quest.
As Swami Kriyananda wrote in his introduction:
The Life Everlasting is the only novel Paramhansa Yogananda ever finished reading. I can understand why he did so. It has a deep spiritual potential. I myself have enjoyed it, and have read it many times. I would not have undertaken this endeavor, however, if Yogananda himself had not also addressed the subject [of soul-mates] once, so obliquely as to cry for clarification. He said—and, to the best of my knowledge, once only—that everyone, before attaining oneness with God, must be united with his soul dual, even if that dual is living on another planet and the union can be achieved only in vision. . . .
The Life Everlasting . . . exerts an undeniable spell. . . . [It is] not afraid to express openly the author’s devotion to God without enclosing the reader in a narrow box of sectarianism. . . .
I have rewritten [this] story because, with all its faults, I have always loved it. I have cleared out massive amounts of excessive verbiage; introduced a note of greater kindness; cut out many pages as unnecessary and, indeed, deleterious to the lofty mood of the book. I have rewritten the book also to make it correspond to my own beliefs. I think, as you read, you will understand my reasons for the countless changes I have made. And I conclude by saying I am happy with the results. I hope you, dear reader, will be happy also. (regular price: $16.95)
A Pilgrimage to Guadalupe: The Final Journey of the Soul
As he seeks answers to life’s deepest questions, a pilgrim experiences seemingly chance meetings with an atheist, a social activist, Catholic monks, and others. Through his interactions with these individuals, the pilgrim distills and clarifies a universal and liberating life philosophy.
Since childhood, author Swami Kriyananda's life has been a pilgrimage, and he's well qualified to guide us on the path of inner awakening. Take up your staff and journey with him to new vistas of truth, inner joy, and freedom. (regular price: $14.95)
The Singer and the Nightingale
The Singer and the Nightingale is an allegory of soul yearning. It teaches from behind a mask of delightful fantasy the true secret of music, art, and of life itself when one lives it successfully. (regular price: $9.95)