Books06/02/2022 2022-07-02 10:52
Mysteries of Transformation
The story follows Xapien as he leaves his cave room, abandoning his four friends and parents in order to decipher his dreams. Along the way, he enters the doors to hidden worlds and meets 3 wise people who become his mentors. They reveal to him some of the mysteries of transformation in order for him to discover his true light. His parents and friends had lost track of him, and one of his mentors abandoned him near the cave's exit. He continues his journey alone, attempting to escape the cave and defeat the dragon "Chayos".
This book is like a visa that allows you to travel throughout your whole life in a short period of time. You will definitely find a part of yourself at several sections, as it covers nearly all the human life experiences on the road of transformation. Each page is rich with signs and symbols that were creatively crafted by the author. Reading this book once for sure would not be enough, in each time you will discover new things amazingly.
Diana Halawi Ghosn
I just wanted to let you know that I finished reading your book Mysteries of Transformation and it blew my mind! I was planning to check the first few pages then found myself finishing the book at once, which was really strange for someone reading their first book! There’s something about it that keeps you sitting on your chair and reading 😅 I felt that I’ve read something that I really needed to read to answer the questions I long had in mind regarding my life.
Sara Abou Khalil
Isn't it just so great when you find one of those books that completely drags you in, makes you blend with the characters and demands that you sit on the edge of your seat for a smart plot full of surprises, wisdom, and creativity? Mysteries of transformation is one of those books for me. I got the chills so many times while reading it. It completely blew my mind and managed to surpass my high expectations. The plot is filled with unexpected twists, enchanting lessons and witty symbolism that reflect the complexities of an uncertain world while also offering moments of unmitigated hope and unexpected humor. My mind is completely fired. This book is truly transformational. One of the best I’ve read so far.
It's amazing how you can relate to many aspects of this book. It was extremely exciting going through every single page of the book. It helps you get different perspectives on every challenge you go through. It helps you find missing pieces throughout your self-discovery. The perfect way to start my journey of reading!
It’s a very beautiful and interesting guide for enlightenment and transformation for the ones have the courage to get out of the so called “the cave” of our fears and false teachings to face Life and find our true light and true self. What I understood the first time I read was different from what I understood the 2nd time and I’m sure if I read it again a year from now I’ll have a whole different interpretation. The symbolism in the book made it more interesting for me, it challenged me to stop and think of every detail and try to understand the true meaning behind it. Each one of us will understand it in his/her own way depending on how we think and where we are in life or what we are dealing with at the moment and on the amount of openness and willingness we have to stretch our minds and try to decode all the mysteries mentioned in the book.
This reading journey was like no other! Out of the 100 books I have read, "Mysteries of Transformation" is the only one that I reread several times. Each time I discovered new secrets and learned about my True Self something I had not known before. The characters, the symbolization, and the overall experience while reading makes it a Guide to those seeking a Real TRANSFORMATION in their life. A-Must-Read!
If I would want to sum up the “Mysteries of Transformation" book, I would start by quoting Anthony De Mello: “Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance”. The book depicts a lifelong journey of finding oneself through becoming aware of one’s ignorance. With the use of symbolism, the author tried to explain the process of self-discovery as an alchemical reaction where different “substances” or “reactants” added along the way are converted and used with the higher aim of finding one’s true self. To practice symbolism, you have to look at what is not seen with the naked eye but through your own personhood. The objective knowledge of the symbol passes through the subjective knowledge of the person. And, since we are in a never-ending process of transformation since we go through different stages in life, this book could speak to you differently each and every time you interact with it. Thus, whenever you read this book you understand it based on where are you at in life right now and what is the missing or lacking “substance” that you need to find your true self. I have personally read this book 3 times. Each time the experience was different. Even though it’s a short story and you could be tempted to finish the book in like an hour, DON'T. Take your time with it. Take your time to really dive into its depth and reflect on your own personal journey. And here, I quote from the book: -So how can I know “the whole truth?” -“Patience my friend.”
Sandy El Chaar
Mysteries of Transformation was really enlightening. It shed light on how bearing Responsibility adds meaning to one's life and when you voluntarily face your fears, the challenges don't necessarily get easier, but rather you become stronger. I was surprised with a number of complex philosophies/concepts discussed in the book. Ranging from the Oedipal mother, existentialism, narrative identity, logotherapy, Freud's and Jung's theories, to the subconscious archetypes, I was really impressed with how seamlessly these concepts were integrated within the story. This made them really easy to understand which helped me connect the dots. Although the book is short, it packs really powerful messages that are explained in layman's terms. I noticed several themes, like sacrificing the present for the future, leaping into the unknown, and stumbling towards the light, all of which are essential rules for one to lead a meaningful life. I recommend this book to everyone as you will certainly leave not only feeling inspired but also encouraged to take action to transform your life.
Reading the book “mysteries of transformation” carried a lot of interest and suspense to me based on how the author was narrating the events and choosing the characters with great symbolism that reflect the reality of each of us. From the first sentence of the book, I was very excited to read it and re-read it to discover those mysteries. I can simply say that this book is a real transformational tool that everyone could benefit from its valuable content.
I usually hesitate to start reading a book without knowing what is it about, this one was different, from its title to its cover then to its very first page, I felt the excitement to know more about the story and the message it is conveying. Throughout the story, I dove deep in my imagination with every incident that happened and to figure out the meaning behind it. This is a life-changing book, thanks Coach Imad for this opportunity to enlighten our world and transform it into a better one.
This was the first book that I have ever read, I felt excited to read it till the end, its cover was the first thing that caught my attention, after I started with the first page I felt the curiosity to know more about that character "Xepian". I didn't want to stop especially since my husband and I were reading it together and reflecting on its details, I saw myself in that story as if I was the one in that cave. Reading this book has changed the way I see my life and the way I solve problems that I face. Thanks Coach Imad.
Wow! Powerful, mind-blowing, and life-changing! Growing, evolving, and discovering your inner self is not easy but this book will help you change your life, the narrative. The 'Mysteries of transformation' is the key to your locked doors. A must-read! Dare to explore the unknown. Thank you for sharing your gifts, Imad.
Iman Abi Safi
"Mysteries of transformation" takes you on a journey of self-discovery and awakening. Every word holds much more mysteries than the eye see. And every journey in the book serve as a guide to the life of the reader.
Dr Kevin Saliba
"Without the Illumination of the human spirit, you will not be transcended to the true light!" . After reading this book, a lesson to be learned: "If you don’t find opportunities around you, go and seek for new opportunities following the illumination of your human spirit".
Majdi O. Abed
This book is full of signs that you cannot figure them from reading the book the 1st time, you must read it two and three times to figure out the purpose of these details. I was advising one of my friends to read the book and the first sentence I said was “you must read it more than 1 time and believe me there is no single detail with no purpose! And the beauty is figuring out the purposes of these details!”
One day in 2018, I shared a short story concluded by a life lesson with a few of my coaching clients over WhatsApp. They loved it. I started sharing more and more real-life stories and lessons on a weekly basis. They loved them and were inspired by them. Soon enough, I was sharing these stories almost on a daily basis. For practical reasons, I created a WhatsApp Broadcast List to "broadcast" the new messages. They shared them with their friends and family. I got many requests to add these people to my WhatsApp Broadcast List so that they can receive my messages. The broadcast list grew to almost a 1000 people most of which I never met. More than a year and a half later, I decided to put these messages and lessons in 1 book. The revolution and the political and economic changes in Lebanon, in addition to Covid 19, delayed its release another year. After Beirut explosion in 2020, I moved to a new office, and guess who was my next-door neighbor? E-Poets Society. You figure out what happened next. I hereby put between your hands 101 selected short stories. Each one is a real-life story (or inspired by one). I included a simple yet powerful and inspirational lesson that I concluded from that story. You can clearly see the power of "symbolization" in each story, probably influenced by my esoteric studies. This is a mystery for you to reveal, yet.
Social | Psychological | leadership
The story revolves around Freeda, an innocent 12-year-old girl from a wealthy family. Her life was turned upside down when a thorn got stuck in the skin around her heart, causing her physical pain as well as mental and emotional pain while she tried to hide it. Her parents requested numerous doctors, but none were available to soothe her suffering. While preoccupied with their failing marriage, cheating, and alcohol, the parents received devastating news one day. Nasser, her father's Syrian driver, kidnapped Freeda and took her to a refugee camp, where she was held for a few days. There, she discovered another world, one she had no idea existed nor ever seen on social media. The drama continues when Nasser's friend Apo, a Kurdish refugee, kidnaps her mother Martha. The complexities of the situation bring with them hidden remedies; Freeda ends up losing the thorn, and her parents' love is reignited once more.