Robert Owings is an explorer in the field of consciousness. He holds a master's degree in philosophy and religion, with a concentration in cosmology and consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He maintains an active interest in an eclectic mix of subjects ranging from transpersonal psychology, altered states of consciousness, alchemy, and complexity theory to Buddhist cosmology, cross-cultural shamanism, and ancient mystery religions. He lives in Sonoma County, California.
Letter from the Author:
I invite you to experience Call of the Forbidden Way as a journey. At its core, the book is an exploration of other realms of reality that operate within and alongside our accepted one. The story centers around one individual’s unavoidable engagement with forces that are active in those realms as well as in what we recognize as the ordinary world.
If you are not familiar with these domains, perhaps you’ll enjoy the story simply as a ripping good yarn. If you are interested in shamanic cosmologies, seek to explore such arenas, or are doing so already, I hope you will find meaning and value in this book.
I should emphasize that the realms portrayed in this book are not intended to represent any ultimate reality, although they may be familiar to some. Rather, they represent possibilities. Those who work in these areas well understand that “truth” is elusive and ever shifting. Paradox abounds.