“Waiting for Autumn” by Scott Blum
“In the tradition of The Alchemist, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, and The Celestine Prophecy, this enchanting semiautobiographical parable follows the inquisitive Scott as he finds himself in a parking lot where he meets a cardboard-sign-toting homeless man named Robert with a penchant for changing lives. With Robert and the sleepy black lab Puppy Don at his side, Scott embarks on a spiritual awakening and attempts to heal his past while confronting the spirit of his dead fiancée, learning the power of nature, exploring the spirit plane, and discovering the true nature of the universe. On this unique journey of self-discovery, various healing and spiritual modalities are revealed, including shamanic soul retrieval, ancestral healing, harnessing of lunar energy, conscious cooking, kirtan, manifesting, and lightworking. This easy-to-read book is a charming and affecting story of one humble soul’s profound awakening on the path to facing an extraordinary dilemma between his spiritual calling and earthly life purpose.” via Amazon
This book was given to me by someone, and we often do not seem to like the same things (He did not like To Kill A Mockingbird. He is also 67 and I am 27). However, I was fully willing to read it… I did not know at all what it was about. It is certainly… interesting.
This is not the kind of thing I would ever normally read. I was also not really looking to be enlightened. For this kind of book for self-discovery, it was very unique, interesting, and had some good moments. The human interaction is quite good and I loved Puppy Dan.
There are apparently others, “Summer’s Path” written after but actually the prequel, and “Winter Moon Rising” the third, final book.
These books are very metaphysical and apparently have many Native American traditions in them. It has communing with nature, a spirit realm, etc. It is really about a man’s journey to find inner peace. He meets unique characters along the way.
Scott Blum is the founder of DailyOM.