ORLANDO CITY, Fla. – In an attempt to beat the gongs louder towards the eradication of prejudice and misconceptions, author Fatha John Patrick Kamau offers The Bright Dark Nights Of the Soul, a mind-expanding book that probes into the real ordeals faced by people with disabilities. Starting with the healing mysteries of Africa to the myths and respective mysticism in various cultures, it immerses readers into the world of persons with disabilities relating to cultural diversities, fraternities and sororities, churches, governments, the Vatican, United Nations and international agencies.
There is no denying as to the occurrence of negative cultural aspects that lead to the stigmatization and ostracism of persons with disabilities. Hence, to date, the world remains indifferent and—despite a number of eager groups—actions to address this problem is insufficient. With this in mind, Kamau brings this isolated crisis to the eyes of the international community eagerly anticipating that global citizens may understand the core and severity that this problem engenders.
By taking an unconventional quasi-fictitious approach to address normally taboo issues, including fraternities and sororities, omens, spells, sorcery, magic, witchcraft, cults, occults, and demonic forces among others, this book will not only encourage open discussions but positive, concrete actions to build more bridges over troubled waters in the 21st Century and beyond. It sheds light on what being born and growing up in Africa and transitioning to the West, the land of intellectual and spiritual discourses, the land of missionaries, and living in exile, means. It is more of a cry from the spirit within a spirit that cries out innate questions to fathom the deeper mystery of life, its meaning, in addition to its essence and purpose.
This revealing volume further addresses subjects that touch on the life of every human being from youth through adulthood, to aging and death, and to what lies beyond without passing outright judgment or condemnation derived from specific belief systems and matters-of-conscience-and-lifestyles of at this point in time.
Radiating hope and spawning seeds of understanding, The Bright Dark Nights Of the Soul is a thoroughly absorbing read that tackles more than just multiculturalism and cultural relativism but exposes the unconstructive consequences of bigotry and insensitivity to persons with mental and physical disabilities.
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About the Author
Fatha John Patrick Kamau, a recipient of the Pro ecclesia Et Pontifice Gold medal award from Pope John Paul 11, a ceremonially installed African Elder, a Knight in a western order, a Member and affiliate of various International Service and Charitable Organizations was born in 1957 at the height of the Maumau war in Kenya East Africa. As a young boy, he listened to fireside stories from grandparents born into a family that constituted traditional Shamans and Warriors and supra polygamous cultures in Africa before the coming of the missionaries in the 19th and 20th century. He is professionally trained in logistics, Marketing and Governance, and Medical disciplines and was instrumental alongside the “Last Of the Consolata Missionaries,” Secular and faith-based organizations, people of diverse cultures, fraternities and sororities in establishing a school for rehabilitation of mentally handicapped Children in Africa in a culture where such children used to be terminated at birth. Such children were associated with family misfortunes, omens, spells, sorcery, witchcraft, the occult and demonic forces. He founded the Friends Of Allamano Special School for disseminating and sharing knowledge and information on Physical and Intellectual Disabilities and undertook studies in esoteric metaphysical subjects to gain deeper insights that would help in promoting disability outreaches beyond the belief in traditional practices based only on superstition and devoid of an amalgam of medical or scientific and cultural study perspectives.
The Bright Dark Nights Of the Soul * by Fatha John Patrick Kamau
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Author Fatha John Patrick Kamau addresses controversial aspects relating to disabilities and “violence of the spirit kind” in the world of persons with disabilities