A powerful novel that explores the conflicts of the human soul, where the desire for understanding is at war with the need to run from trouble, and courage does not always win. Roaming India in 1939 and the early 1940s, two flawed but extraordinary men latch onto each other with shocking consequences as each follows an ill-fated quest for enlightenment.” Moses, a Polish Jew, is fleeing both the Nazis and his own failed marriage; Sahadeva, an itinerant Hindu monk, is trying to resolve his crisis of religious belief. To answer these questions they look first to each other, but must finally face their own shortcomings and fears and stare into the face of Adam Kadmon,” the name the Kabbalah gives to the original soul from which all men are descended. Will they ever be able to honestly see the damage they have caused and seek forgivenessor will they continue running from themselves?
Leslie Stein is a Jungian Analyst and graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. Born and raised in New York, he also lived and traveled in India for several years. His work includes the 2001 novel The Journey of Adam Kadmon, published by Arcade. Stein now resides in Sydney, Australia.