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    National Best Book Awards 2008 Finalist

    Matthew Pallamary’s Award Winning memoir, SPIRIT MATTERS chronicles his life long search for truth, which took him from the false spirituality of a violent concrete jungle to the discovery of true spirituality in the jungles of the Amazon where he discovered the truth.

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The Small Dark Room of the Soul

The Small Dark Room of the Soul

There can be no light without darkness.

The sun cannot rise without night preceding it, and the setting sun of the day must inevitably fade to black.  If life were all sunshine and roses, there would be no contrast.  Perpetual sunshine would be both blinding and devastating.  We need the darkness.  It is an integral part of the whole.

Part of us.

Horror stories are a reflection of our darker side.  In an age of very real terrors like A.I.D.S., cancer, and terrorism, stories that frighten us can perform a useful function by allowing readers to live out and experience fear in a controlled fashion and deal with horror on their own terms.  If it gets to be too much, they can always close the book and put it away.  Experiencing horror in this way works as an anxiety release because it is a tangible way to deal with and escape the terrors of modern living...

Through the ages, countless spiritual disciplines have urged us to look within ourselves and seek the truth.  Part of that truth resides in a small, dark room -- one we are afraid to enter.

If we can only push aside the dark door of fear that holds us at bay and rescue the part of our souls that cringes in the dark, we might come to a better understanding of what makes us tick.

The Small Dark Room of the Soul and Other Stories is a collection of fourteen short horror stories -- and all the monsters are human...

Do you dare peer into the dark mirror of our collective soul? 

"Bravo More!" -- Ray Bradbury

 

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A Short Walk to the Other Side

A Short Walk to the Other Side

"Bravo! More!" from Ray Bradbury for Matthew J. Pallamary's short stories. A Short Walk to the Other Side is a second short story collection of supernatural, metaphysical, science fiction, and horror stories following "The Small Dark Room of the Soul" by multiple award winning author Matthew J. Pallamary, which examines the shadow side of human nature. Who are we really? What or where are the boundaries between what we believe to be real and what we imagine? Ancient tribal cultures gave equal credence to dreams, visions, and their waking worlds, treating them all as different degrees of one and the same all-encompassing reality. Do we in fact know ourselves or our true nature? How many times have we reacted impulsively, only to regret our actions later, often with the apology, “I’m sorry, I’m not myself today,” or “I don’t know what got into me.” In these moments of intense feeling, if we are not ourselves, then who or what are we? Where do we really live? The fact that the question arises makes the “other” implicit within ourselves. What is this “other”? Duality? Plurality? Divided self? Are we possessed by something other than ourselves or are we in denial of our other selves because we find their behavior unacceptable? Do we possess them or do they possess us? This quandary became the theme of an old time radio show that started with: “Who knows what lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows.” How well do we know our shadows as individuals and collectively? Better still, how well do our shadows know us? Regardless of who is “running the show” at any point in space and time, every choice we make can change our life forever, along with the lives and destinies of others. A momentary lapse of attention while driving can cripple, maim, or bring swift and sudden death. One moment of careless passion can leave you responsible for another life or bring the imminent end of your own from any number of ghastly diseases. A brief moment of passionate anger can land you in prison for the rest of your time on this earthly plane. What doors do we pass through when we choose and what are the consequences of our actions? Better still, where do they leave us? Coincidences, synergistic moments, timing, attitude, emotion, and attention can all change in the span of a single breath. What really goes on in the human heart and mind? We cringe when we hear of, or witness heinous behavior and inhuman cruelty, yet human beings murder each other with endless and ingenious weapons of death, often in the name of a higher power. Such disregard for life is difficult to comprehend, yet humans kill each other more than any other species. We are all human, so all of us are capable of making that one life altering choice that brings us someplace alien and unexpected. Most people stay deeply entrenched in the cultural mainstream. Feeling safe and sane in their routines, they avoid those living on the fringes, believing that they could never sink so low and never think or act in such odd and terrifying ways, but we are all human, living within the same realm of possibilities. We all have our shadow selves. How much does it take to send us over the edge? The truth is that it is a lot shorter walk to the other side than we like to think.

Land Without Evil

Land Without Evil

“Water thundered.  His eyes stayed closed and his fingers grew numb.  His feet ached.  Did his hands have the strength to grip again if he let go?  He had to try, but fear held him.  He heard another sound beneath the roar of the falls, and then his father’s voice.  “Do not look up and do not look down.  The secret of defeating fear lies in keeping your mind in one spot, not in what has happened and not in what could happen.  Only here.  Only now.  Nothing else matters.”

A timeless message to our universal soul, LAND WITHOUT EVIL is the story of the Guarani people of South America and their quest to maintain their culture during the European onslaught of the 1700s.  Shamanism, the beginning of the demise of the rainforest, religious bigotry, coming of age, and a touching love story drive this impeccably researched adventure.

Pallamary brings us to a mystical ancient jungle and into the heart of an indigenous culture in which the people are true to their dance and their dreams.

 

“Bravo….More!”   Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451

Elements of Carlos Castaneda, Peter Mathiesson, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez jostle each other, yet…Pallamary weaves an extraordinarily original web.                                 -San Diego Union Tribune

LAND WITHOUT EVIL is a great read for anyone looking for insight and inspiration on their own spiritual journey.                                                            -Harold Bloomfield, author of Healing Anxiety with Herbs

Pallamary plunges into the heart with a moving tale about people caught between worlds—the past, the future, and the possible…                  -David Brin, author of Startide Rising and The Postman

*A Reading Group Choices Selection*

 

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Spirit Matters - AUDIOBOOK

Spirit Matters - AUDIOBOOK

 

 

 

 

National Best Book Awards 2008 Finalist

 

Spirit touches us in every moment of our existence; only most of us are caught up in the dramas that we have created in our lives, blinding us to a reality far greater than anything we can imagine with our rational minds.

It is simply a matter of awareness.

Though we often feel lost and abandoned in a cold and uncaring world, the truth is that we live in the illusion of our own self-created exile, away from the Source of our being which has never stopped loving us -- unconditionally.

The time has come to awaken and pass through the darkness of our fear induced slumber to embrace the light of truth, and find our way back to the infinite light of love that comes to us from the Source of all creation.

Awareness is presence, which means being fully present, in the present, right here, right now, in this moment, standing in the light of truth, which is the greatest present anyone can receive.

Matthew Pallamary ’s SPIRIT MATTERS chronicles his life long search for truth, which took him from the false spirituality of a violent concrete jungle in an Irish Catholic ghetto in Boston, to the discovery of true spirituality in the jungles of the Amazon where he discovered the truth.

Spirit does matter.

Now available as an audiobook! 

 

SPIRIT MATTERS - HARD COVER EDITION

SPIRIT MATTERS - HARD COVER EDITION

2008 National Best Book Awards Finalist

 

Spirit touches us in every moment of our existence; only most of us are caught up in the dramas that we have created in our lives, blinding us to a reality far greater than anything we can imagine with our rational minds.

It is simply a matter of awareness.

Though we often feel lost and abandoned in a cold and uncaring world, the truth is that we live in the illusion of our own self-created exile, away from the Source of our being which has never stopped loving us -- unconditionally.

The time has come to awaken and pass through the darkness of our fear induced slumber to embrace the light of truth, and find our way back to the infinite light of love that comes to us from the Source of all creation.

Awareness is presence, which means being fully present, in the present, right here, right now, in this moment, standing in the light of truth, which is the greatest present anyone can receive.

Matthew Pallamary’s SPIRIT MATTERS chronicles his life long search for truth, which took him from the false spirituality of a violent concrete jungle in an Irish Catholic ghetto in Boston, to the discovery of true spirituality in the jungles of the Amazon where he discovered the truth.

Spirit does matter.

 

Also available on iTunes!

 

 

Spirit of the Internet

Spirit of the Internet

Written by Lawrence Hagerty with the non-technical reader in mind, The Spirit of the Internet explains in everyday language how the Internet works, who is in charge, and some of its future possibilities. It also describes different aspects of "spirit," as manifest in the Internet community.