In the tradition of the beloved masterpiece The Prophet, Hajjar Gibran -- an ancestral descendant of Kahlil Gibran -- presents a parable of spiritual awakening based on his often heartbreaking and ultimately triumphant life. With its universal themes, personal narrative, and timeless advice, The Return of the Prophet opens the doorway to a new generation's classic, and a modern understanding of timeless spiritual wisdom. Hajjar recalls an intimate, spiritual connection with the Prophet while journeying together through the themes of abundance, betrayal, desire, forgiveness, and others. Stunning charcoal illustrations throughout give readers a glimpse into the visions Hajjar experienced during his troubled past.
After his brother's tragic death, Hajjar Gibran lived through a tormenting passage that culminated in a series of visionary episodes and visitations from his ancestral spirit, Khalil Gibran. Hajjar's spiritual calling inspired him on an unconventional lifelong odyssey that included building a spiritual retreat center with many years of consciousness research and a private practice specializing in therapies that help aid in spiritual growth and development. He later synthesized his work with the ancient practice of Hawaiian shamanism. In keeping with his ancestral lineage, Hajjar's teachings offer insights on timeless issues that bridge the wisdom of ancient mysticism with the practical issues of contemporary society. Visit his website at hajjargibran.com.
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words (October 7, 2008)
"Hajjar Gibran's captivating and mystical saga of the human spirit reminds us of the undercurrent of magic running just beneath the seemingly ordinary details of our every day life, revealing the sacredness and purposefulness of our existence." -- Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Consciously Fulfilling Your Soul's Potential
"Only from the lineage of Gibran could there emanate such a timeless and eloquent expression of the good, the true, and the beautiful. The Return of the Prophet offers a soulfully intoxicating literary cocktail of mystical wisdom and artistry set in a compelling contemporary setting." -- Ward M. Powers, filmmaker and director of One, The Movie
"A living, timeless essence encapsulated in word form. Reading The Return of the Prophet was like ingesting Liquid Light; my soul felt nourished, nurtured, and inspired by the wisdom of every syllable fl owing through my being." -- Suzanne Sullivan, psychotherapist