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The 100th Human May 1, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Gratitude, Magick & Mystery.

December 2012 . . . the final day of the 5000-year-old Mayan calendar nears.

The world is in turmoil.

People are lost in day to day struggles.

Greed and avarice abound.

Jack Reese and Apu Chohan, two archaeologists on a dig in Mexico, uncover an ancient riddle hidden in a cave.

As they race to decipher the hieroglyphs, with the help of an expert Mayan epigrapher, Alana Borisenko, the secret Order of the Veni Victus seeks to silence them.

With synchronistic precision, the trio find each of the eight gatekeepers who share the keys needed for the world to transition from the Age of Man to the Age of Gods.

The premise and underlying story of The 100th Human makes for a decent read, but the book would have benefited from additional editing.

That said, I enjoyed tagging along with Jack, Apu, and Alana as they traveled from Mexico to California to Salt Lake City to Colorado, discovering these eight keys:

1.  Live on Purpose ~ pursue life with passion, using an internal barometer.

2.  Embrace the Silence ~ silence the mind, just be, focus on your breath, step into the world of pure awareness.

3.  Be Open to Infinite Possibilities ~ when nothing is certain, all things are possible.

4.  Unity ~ like patterned squares on a quilt, we are connected to all that is.

5.  Know thyself ~ connect with your true power.  Be patient.  Let life unfold.

6.  Freedom ~ in the Present Moment, we are free to be.  No worries, mon.

7.  Gratitude ~ focus on what’s right with your world and watch it expand.

8.  Listen to your Heart ~ love completes the transformation, transcending duality.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Do you embrace any of these keys to happiness and inner peace?
Which ones?

To learn more, visit Chris Fenwick at her blog:  the 100th Human


1. Andra Watkins - May 1, 2013

Interesting premise, Nancy.

nrhatch - May 1, 2013

I enjoyed reading it. Adopting each of the 8 keys makes for a smoother journey. But the book has a few issues. Central among them:

* the bad guys were comically inept, and reminded me of the magician in Frosty the Snowman, shaking his fist at the sky and muttering, “Curses!”

* a little too much time spent inside the characters’ heads, stating and re-stating the obvious, “Exhausted, Apu considered his options and decided to take a nap. Again. For the third time that day.”

2. jannatwrites - May 1, 2013

It sounds like an interesting idea for a story. It’s disappointing when the actual story doesn’t live up to the idea.

nrhatch - May 1, 2013

The story started strong and I loved the idea for the story, but confess to being disappointed by the overall execution. The book would have benefited from further editing.

Maybe she was in a hurry due to the approach of 12/21/12? 😛

3. kateshrewsday - May 1, 2013

I love the premise for this one, Nancy. Great idea.

nrhatch - May 1, 2013

Her ideology suits me to a “T” . . . especially in this “end of the world” tale. But the writing lacked polish.

4. diannegray - May 1, 2013

Strangely enough I was reading only this morning about something odd that has been found buried beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Mexico. No doubt we’ll hear more about it soon 😀

nrhatch - May 1, 2013

What a great name . . . the Temple of the Feathered Serpent. 😀

5. Three Well Beings - May 1, 2013

This sounds like kind of a different read. It’s unusual to find a story with the intensity of the “quest” also aligned to the tenets of mindfulness. Unique! It must have jumped off the library shelf and known you were the one to read it! 🙂

nrhatch - May 1, 2013

I bumped into it in the “Beach Reads” section of the island library ~ books that can be borrowed for an indefinite period of time. The cover caught my eye.

I’m glad I didn’t read it before 12/21/12 ~ I would have felt deflated when “nothing” happened at the end of the Mayan calendar. 😉

6. ericjbaker - May 1, 2013

On a reading binge this week?

nrhatch - May 2, 2013

It seems that way, eh? 😉

7. dearrosie - May 2, 2013

I don’t seem to have much time for books right now so i thank you for summarizing the 8 keys for us.
I’m working with #2 – Silencing my chattering monkey mind.
and #5 – getting to know my true self.
Its about time don’t you think?
What about you?

nrhatch - May 2, 2013

I think that #2 is the key to all the other keys. Once we step into the field of infinite possibilities and pure awareness, other keys become more evident.

I’m an apprentice to all the keys, and master to none. :mrgreen:

8. Pix Under the Oaks - May 2, 2013

I really really like the 8 keys! I am working on 2, 5, 6 and 7 and I have been listening to my heart for a lot of years.. 🙂

nrhatch - May 2, 2013

Although the book needed additional editing, I enjoyed following the trio as they stumbled into each of the 8 keys ~ all of which are valuable if we wish to improve our journey through life.

Whenever I despair for the future of the planet, I remind myself that despair is hidden arrogance ~ “I have seen the future and it doesn’t work.” Then I step back to Key #3.

Hakuna Matada!

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