“The Magic of Books”

“Pages of books worked like wings to carry him back (and even forward) through time, across vast oceans and over the mountains, rivers, and deserts of far-off continents. By the genius of the books’ authors he was introduced to beggars and princes, lovers, lechers, tipplers, gamblers, and thieves. He heard the piteous wailing of starving infants and the thousand-voiced hurrahs of victorious soldiers, the reiterant booms of a cannonade and the thrum of summer insects, the eerie skirl of bagpipes and the dulciloquent whispers of a hurried lover. Novels escorted him into counsels of state where decisions about war were vehemently debated; they allowed him to eavesdrop on the first impulses of love in a maiden’s heart; they marched him alongside a green recruit as, advancing against the foe, he sought to master the terror that was destined to be his final emotion on earth.”

Richard Maddox

Richard Dietrich Maddox's writing focuses on the search for permanent happiness, the goal of finding paradise on earth, the attainment of human Enlightenment. His work, though fiction, attempts to convey the profound spiritual Truth passed on to humanity by Enlightened Masters. Maddox approaches spiritual wisdom from a Western level of experience, presenting characters to whom readers can easily relate, offering situations in which readers might well have found themselves. His work offers, in a style which those living in the West will find understandable, the possibility of blissful existence.

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