At the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, young Jonathan Livingston Seagull caught the world’s notice as he sought to break beyond the pitiful life of those average mortals populating the earth. Conquering all, entering into the eternal bliss, Jonathan left us, as did this magical spiritual age of enlightenment. What happened?
In that era many seagulls emulated Jonathan, their stories never told. But one mighty bird, Johann Earlington, a contemporary of Jonathan, too looked to greater heights, too wanted answers, and too found the ultimate abode; but today, 40 years after, his efforts lie in ruins. The world, his magnificent new world, has come full circle back to the pain of boredom and hopelessness of repetition.
As our story begins, Johann is doubting his own accomplishments, rising to great heights, finding the most glorious of all heavens, lovingly showing this new way to any gull who would listen. But the new age is dead, and there seems no resolution.
The end of the old brings the beginning of the new when there emerges a teacher, the Lord himself, in all majesty of Jesus, Buddha, and the still small voice. He shows Johann his errors and gives him new direction. Join Johann as he once and for all learns the true way to enlightenment. The simplicity of it may surprise you.
This author gives honor to Jonathan Livingston Seagull author Richard Bach, who first aroused an impatient age, upon which this book is born.
What members say
- Anonymous User
I love it!!!
It is interesting how some stories can reflect so clearly on one's life. Arthur Telling told this story to me in ideas that were meaningful to me with such clarity that I was there feeling what Johann was feeling. At one point in the story he flies into the unknown, observes a behavior, presents an idea to improve the lives of other birds in the area without wanting anything in return. He just wanted to present them with a new idea or a selfless offering. The story offers great lessons in life and puts into perspective the different levels of intellectual transcending with feel good aspect.
- cory alexander
deep with great pace
I liked this book. The pacing was quick but the story still conveyed deep meaning. It was entertaining to hear the story of the "journey" from a seagulls general perspective. I would recommend this book. In a way, it is casually discussing concepts which are so complex we think about them our whole lives and that made it very fun. It was very listenable.