Engaging Portrayal, Believable Characters, Page-turner
“Robert Owings’ new book, Call of the Forbidden Way, engagingly portrays the challenges faced by ordinary people caught in the grip of cosmic forces originating in a shamanic universe just beyond the limits of 'ordinary' reality. Owings' characters are believable, and his treatment of the ways in which shamanic dimensions can collide with everyday life kept me turning the pages from start to finish.”   
Dennis McKenna, Ph.D., Ethnopharmacologist and Co-author with Terence McKenna of The Invisible Landscape

One of the Best Revelations, True Teacher
"Call of the Forbidden Way is one of the best revelations of the esoteric nature of reality there is, up there with books like Cloud Atlas and films like "The Matrix." It shows us how things really are underneath the tough skin of 3D existence, offering a glimpse of the thrilling ecstasy and frightening shadow that awaits when the mind awakens. Author Robert Owings is a true teacher whose fictional work is in fact a roadmap for those eager to find an illumined and inspired way in these increasingly activated times.”
Marguerite Rigoglioso, Ph.D., Founding Director of Seven Sisters Mystery School & Author of The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece

An Enthralling Adventure, Diverse Ranger of Characters, Entrancing, Highly Recommended
"Call of the Forbidden Way is an enthralling adventure taking the reader through one man’s shamanic initiation… and much more.... Call of the Forbidden Way contains adventure, conspiracy and personal spiritual transformation in a tale with a diverse range of characters, cultures and traditions all working together in the contemporary world to save our Great Mother earth. An entrancing read I would highly recommend."  June Kent, Editor of Indie Shaman Magazine

Gripping, Well-Written, Highly Recommended
"This is a gripping tale about the initiatory path, reminiscent of Carlos Castenada and his journey from skeptical novice towards adept-hood, though in this book through various spiritual disciplines. The descriptions of spiritual trial and personal pathway are very accurate and well written and believable. It would not surprise me if the author sees this as book one of a series. I hope so because I would definitely be looking out for it! Highly recommended."
Nina Ashby, CMBAPS, Chairman British Astrological & Psychic Society, Mercury Magazine

Wonderful Thriller
“A wonderful thriller from the world of shamanism and plant medicine.”
Luis Eduardo Luna Ph.D., Author of Vegetalismo

Masterfully Mesmerizing, Irresistible,  Electrifying Suspense
Robert Owings has crafted a masterfully mesmerizing trilogy full of penetrating visionary power and deep concern for life, guaranteed to captivate you on every level of your existence. Call of the Forbidden Way is the first book in the series. Weaving ancient wisdom traditions, tribal ritual teachings, modern consciousness research, and an ingenious touch of Sci-Fi into an irresistible web of electrifying suspense, the author simultaneously addresses the most pressing conflicts of today’s world, arriving at a possible resolution that finally honors the full potential of the human race.  Food, sleep, drink…? Forget it! Novelty is upon you.  
Mark Seelig PhD, Clinical Psychotherapist, Professor of Psychology, Consciousness Researcher, Ambient Musician, & Shamanic Guide

Rich Cast, Thrilling Page-turner
Call of the Forbidden Way is both a thrilling page-turner and metaphysical parable for everyone on a spiritual path. I loved the rich cast of characters from across the shamanic traditions—Tibetan wrathful deities; secret order of priestesses; a blind voudon oracle; and Wounded Paw, the native shaman with whom the narrator’s journey begins. We may not be under attack by ’Visitors’ from another realm—but there sure is a battle going on for the future of the planet. Will we learn to develop our gifts and combine our strengths in time? This book gives us a metaphor for the Forbidden Way that lies ahead for each of us.”   
Tim Ward, Author of Savage Breast: One Man’s Search for the Goddess