Category Archives: Mahataa

MY NAME IS MAHATAA

My name is Mahataa. CHAPTER ONE:    MY BIRTH    With a huge birth cry on the early morning of July 27, 1902 in the Year of the Water Tiger, I announced my arrival. I was born to Kana who was the  granddaughter of Hanaa, a diviner and seer. My cry echoed beyond the borders […]

REACHING THE LIU CHIU’S: EMPEROR & MAGICIAN

PART TWO REACHING THE LIU CHIU ISLANDS After sailing for more than ten days in the Chinese junk, the Magician continued his way on the open sea. The tiny vessel was equipped with a small sail and had only a little rectangular patch of fabric that served as protection from the sun. The currents were […]

EMPEROR MEETS A WANDERER: EMPEROR AND MAGICIAN

“Well,” she said, “he began his journey, so the story goes, when he was a young man. He was born in the Iberian Peninsula, the great-grandson of a very powerful general. The wanderer left the Peninsula by boat, sailing the Mediterranean until he reached Constantinople. He saw the wonders of the Byzantine Empire and traveled […]

CHAPTER ONE: EMPEROR AND COURT MAGICIAN

EMPEROR AND COURT MAGICIAN CHAPTER ONE In the year 601, just after daybreak, the Seer Chen bundled in a quilted robe set out from her cottage. Winding her way through sleepy streets and alleys in the eastern capital of Luoyang, she squeezed an object under her arm. It was small enough to remain inconspicuous inside her […]

EXCERPT BOOK THREE: CRY OF THE DHARMA1wA

MALIBU TO MANALI I was awakened by Bodhi singing in the distance, “All Dharmas are marked with emptiness.” He was chanting snippets of the Heart Sutra. I rolled out of bed even though it was still dark. I slid into my house slippers and threw on my flannel robe. The air was chilly and I […]