The Peasant and the King

The Peasant and the King

by Waldo Noesta
The Peasant and the King

The Peasant and the King

by Waldo Noesta



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A God-seeking peasant from a mythic kingdom is unable to find peace within the doctrinal constraints of his people's religion. One day he is called to undertake a pilgrimage to the heavenly mountaintop Palace for an audience with the King. But the hero's journey he had imagined takes many unexpected turns that stretch his faith beyond its limits and shatter every bone of truth in his body. In his brokenness, he learns that his destination was never far away, though only his ultimate failure in chasing it could reveal what he truly was all along.

Modeled after the great allegorical tales among the world's heritage of sacred scriptures, The Peasant and the King is a revival of traditional mythic storytelling with a unique rendition of timeless Perennial wisdom. Combining elements of Taoism, Zen Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, Christian mysticism, Spinozan pantheism, panpsychism, and modern quantum theory, it reinvokes the ancient art of mythcraft as a contemplative exercise, while exemplifying the modern value of finding unity in diversity.

Traditional spiritual teachings still hold sway over our hearts in this era of mechanistic thought. But their guardians have mostly abdicated the role of consciousness expansion in favor of fundamentalist politics and literalism. If you sense the treasure hidden among these seminal texts, The Peasant and the King delivers a needed dose of mystic insight and metaphysical heft, all within a time-bending motif that will drop you at your doorstep after a long, deep ride into the Void within.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940186685708
Publisher:, Inc.
Publication date: 04/15/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 507 KB

About the Author

Waldo Noesta began a self-propelled exploration of the world’s religions at age 20. He is a devout Perennialist who has dedicated his life to crafting essays and fiction steeped in the timeless pan-mystic language of parable and metaphor. He lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

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