- June 20, 2016
-- Author Matthew J. Pallamary's award winning memoir Spirit Matters
is scheduled for translation into Norwegian with world wide distribution.
Pallamary's The Small Dark Room of the Soul and Other Stories
is also being translated into Portuguese and Italian and his award winning historical novel Land Without Evil
about first contact between the Jesuits and the Guarani Indians of South America, told from the Indian's point of view is presently being translated into Spanish with a German translation scheduled for the fall. The Infinity Zone
written in collaboration with Paul Mayberry was published last year in Italy as La Zona Infinita
, by Hermes Edizioni.
SPIRIT MATTERS chronicles Pallamary's 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 by taking part in ancient shamanic plant diets based around the visionary brew Ayahauasca.
From the opening:
I am outside of time and space where the normal rules of perception no longer apply. Colors with hues that defy description bombard me, then unfold in multicolored geometric progressions that could be microcosmic quantum expressions, or unfolding galaxies. Within these realms I have lived as an insect devoured by still bigger insects, which have in turn been devoured by lizards and snakes with long ethereal stomachs that have passed me into non-rational dimensions that both amaze and terrify.
Outside of my physical body the frogs, birds, insects, jaguars, and other creatures of the Peruvian Amazon fill the night air with their calls, cries, twitters, and buzzes. For me there is no difference between the infinity expressing itself outside of me and the infinity that I soar through inside of me. It is all one. Outside of time and space a noise from deep in the jungle sounds as if it is right beside me, startling me. Sometimes I feel myself fully present and aware in two places at the same time, often in different times and dimensions.
The English language edition of Spirit Matters
is available in hard and soft cover, as an e-book, and as an audio book at:http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Matters-Matthew-J-Pallamary/...