The Keys To The Palace Of Bliss

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Welcome to the extraordinary world of Theo, a mystical forest dweller, whose wild antics and enchanting flute offer the reader the Keys to inner bliss. More

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Words: 16,360
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301888009
About Todd Calfin

The Keys To The Palace Of Bliss is an autobiographical fairy tale. During my 22 years of blissful wanderings, I have been described as a contemporary Pied-Piper/Peter Pan. The tales told by the main character, Theo, are the unbelievable true stories from my own direct experience, on the road in 80 countries, living solely from the magic of the flute.


Review by: chalie simon on Nov. 11, 2013 :
I simply fell in love with this book! It has brightened my days on earth forever. I cannot find all the words to convey my joy and gratitude for Todd's literary gift to the planet. The more people that read The Keys To The Palace Of Bliss the truly is changing the world as we speak as people remember the power of love and how to follow their bliss.
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Review by: alaskan sean on Nov. 11, 2013 :
When you read Todd Calfin's masterpiece, you can't help but feel good. Every page reveals clever insights into the Art of Living. I had such a great ride, I wish for everyone to experience the exhilarating realization that joy is actually attainable throughout life's inevitable up's and down's.
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Review by: stuart grizz on Nov. 11, 2013 :
It was difficult to get into this book, at first. However, the further I got into the story, the more I enjoyed it. This book is full of surprises and many simple truths! Theo is an unforgettable character, as well. I would love to see this on the big screen!
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Review by: brigitte foret on Nov. 03, 2013 :
Deep truth from the heart through the vessel of a magical storyteller. Thank you for this! Love, Brigitte
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Review by: moshe blats on Nov. 02, 2013 :
I am delighted to say that Todd Calfin's The Keys To The Palace Of Bliss is a wonderful, warm tale that had me hooked from the opening chapter. I believe that it is important in this life to take oneself lightly. Calfin's Spirit is light as an angel's wing. This book is a great accomplishment, one that all ages can enjoy!
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Review by: rachel bloom on Nov. 02, 2013 :
Palace represents Society. The Great Emperor is Man's Greed and Incessant Thirst For Power. The Chief Adviser represents the Absurdity of The Intellect. The Princess symbolizes Purity, Childlike Innocence. And finally, Theo - the Master Teacher pointing to the full moon. We must not be afraid to journey into the Unknown! We must look within and discover The Palace of Bliss! I am convinced that this is a simple and essential Guide to Living a Spiritual Life. I just hope it gets the attention it deserves.
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Review by: demo sense on Nov. 02, 2013 :
Fairies, elves, and other mystical creatures await you. When I first heard about this story I was a bit skeptical, but when I finally gave it a listen, I couldn't stop laughing. Sometimes all we need is to laugh and enjoy a fun story. I recommend this to anyone who wishes to brighten their day with elven magic!
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Review by: jaguar paw on Nov. 02, 2013 :
I have just five words to describe this amazing story told by an authentic traveler and kindred spirit: Playful, Lighthearted, Adventurous, Healing, Enlightening.
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Review by: kevin katzmann on Nov. 01, 2013 :
A terrific adventure through magical lands! I strongly recommend this to everyone on the planet. Simply incredible. -Kevin K.
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Review by: uncle tomas on Oct. 31, 2013 :
This incredible, epic story should be mandatory reading in all public schools. -Uncle T
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Review by: brian geigs on Oct. 31, 2013 :
The Keys To The Palace Of Bliss lets us feel and remember what it's like to to live a life of childlike wonder; to embrace the mystery and trustfully jump into the water. This book gives the reader a glimpse into the limitless possibilities of a life well lived, told wonderfully by Calfin through short magical stories. If you've dreamed of traveling the world or living a simple and joyous life, then buy this book! A must read for anyone who wishes to regain that sense of freedom in a magical universe. -Brian
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Review by: kaia shine on Oct. 31, 2013 :
The Keys to the Palace of Bliss is a must read for anyone who wants to feed their soul. It is full of wisdom, humor, and magic. It will tickle your funny bone and open your heart. I highly recommend this book to all. -Kaia
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Review by: laura love on Oct. 25, 2013 :
Delightful! Charming! I completely identify with Princess Sunyata's will to freedom! And Theo is an unforgettable character full of foolish wisdom! Thank you, Laura.
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Review by: troy carney on Oct. 24, 2013 :
A timeless, epic journey that will stay with me forever. Truly Grateful, Troy
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Review by: scotty poppins on Oct. 24, 2013 :
Calfin weaves a memorable tale combining elements of wisdom, travel, love, and, of course, imagination. Close your eyes and let the melodious sounds of his enchanted flute guide you to far-away exotic locales where the various Keys to Bliss are magically unveiled through the audience's third eye via meditation. A heartwarming tale you'll want to read again and again! -Scott
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Review by: Forefeather H. on Oct. 21, 2013 :
Open this book and take an enchanting journey down a magical road full of enlightening rainbows and playful creatures! One of the most delightful fairy tale experiences of this life time. -Forefeather
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Review by: jordan forest on Oct. 18, 2013 :
A mystical wonderland of playfulness that reminds us that life isn't meant to be so serious. You can't help but smile! -Jordan
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Review by: david katz on Oct. 14, 2013 :
I can hardly find the words to express how much I admire Todd Calfin’s The Keys to the Palace of Bliss, but let me try.

This little gem is at once hauntingly familiar and utterly original. It is a small classic, right up there with Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince as a fairy tale for grown-ups, and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet as a remarkably simple and charming expression of profound truths about life.

To say it is suitable for all ages would be an understatement. It should be required reading for all ages.

I suppose I am worldly, educated, and some might say jaded. Most modern spiritual books and new-age philosophies leave me cold, with their overreaching and often syrupy platitudes. Calfin’s book, in complete contrast, got right through to me with its unassuming grace, like self-evident wisdom spoken by a precocious child.

It took me maybe an hour to read and I don’t think I will ever forget it. Do yourself a big favor and READ THIS BOOK. (David Katz/ author of Round Trip and Conspiracy)
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Review by: misty magic on Oct. 14, 2013 :
I have just three words to describe The Keys To The Palace Of Bliss:

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Review by: mammoth blessed on Oct. 14, 2013 :
The Keys To The Palace Of Bliss is a blessed book bursting with simple, profound Truths. Plenty of joyful belly laughs from the Spirit of the forest! The story reminds me how important it is to keep it simple. What more can I say? There it is! Have a look! It's magical! Blessings Be, Mammoth
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Review by: sam goldman on Oct. 12, 2013 :
A VERITABLE FEAST FOR THE SOUL! The Keys to The Palace of Bliss is an enchanting and provoking parable written by one of the greatest storytellers of our time. Bravo Todd! Review by Sam Goldman
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Review by: mike maison on Oct. 12, 2013 :
PROFOUND! A wonderful book that is a remarkable blend of three classics: The Little Prince, The Alchemist, and Siddhartha! Not only is The Keys to the Palace of Bliss an enjoyable read but I strongly contend that it is a practical guide for living joyfully and peacefully on our planet. The Keys to the Palace of Bliss simply achieves what it sets out to do! I highly recommend this book! M. Maison
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Review by: goran paradise on Oct. 12, 2013 :
Cryptic profound messages embedded in a playful story narrated by an extremely talented author and global explorer. YES! LIVE YOUR BLISS!
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Review by: jupiter now on Oct. 12, 2013 :
A literary feast for the soul! Had me bursting belly laughs for 2 and a half hours! Thank you, Todd!!! -Jupiter
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Review by: igor siberie on Oct. 12, 2013 :
Intelligent, witty, insightful! -Igor from Siberia
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Review by: jp allen on Oct. 12, 2013 :
I love stories that mix life's wisdom with colorful story telling. So many stories of this nature are too didactic and become boring. I'm often disappointed by stories that have too much philosophy and not enough imagery. I honestly thought this was going to be one of those stories but I was pleasantly surprised to find that The Keys to the Palace of Bliss entertained my childlike fascinations while feeding my adult yearning for spiritual awakening. Check it out. It's worth a go!
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Review by: andrea finkle on Oct. 12, 2013 :
A MAGICAL TALE! A MUST READ! Todd Calfin offers us the Keys to Bliss! He brilliantly weaves together true travel tales of great wonder, Zen wisdom & humor, and a story line that flows and nourishes like spring water. I feel completely refreshed, practically rebirthed, from this awesome reading experience. Much like Coelho's The Alchemist, The Keys To The Palace Of Bliss is a simple story with profound truths! I actually enjoyed this story more than The Alchemist! The Keys offer me a secret place of refuge in this rather chaotic Universe of ours and gives me hope that true happiness is actually attainable. I truly wish to thank the author for birthing this literary treasure! It is a work that I will cherish forever! Thank you! From my heart to yours, Andrea Finkle
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Review by: mike devloo on Oct. 12, 2013 :
Lighthearted and funny but carrying a profound message. Todd's beautifully crafted tale shares the wisdom obtained from a man who has lived in simple bliss all over the world. Follow the delightful anecdotes of the forest-dweller flute player and find your bliss within. Todd's writing is concise yet complete. There is meaning and sincerity behind every sentence. A Incredible one of a kind book and audio-book worth reading 10 times over! -Mike Devloo
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Review by: shoshana b on Oct. 12, 2013 :
A modern day Siddhartha! Simply incredible. -Shoshana B
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Review by: loren wheeler on Oct. 12, 2013 :
Todd Calfin transmits a level of truth on par with Khalil Gibran and Paolo Coelho! He walks in a powerful lineage of truth-tellers with this parable! He clearly and consciously invites us to let go of all that stands between us and bliss as his story unfolds. There is a tremendous depth of experience and wisdom synthesized into this beautiful parable of immense wonder. This is a great service to the world, to tell a beautiful and humorous story, inviting the listener into an experience of wonderment and intrigue, while consistently radiating messages which are universally common and profound: love; truth; the journey of life; how to live in the world and enjoy the many splendors while being grounded fully in the natural simplicity of abundance as it is so effortlessly provided when we are open to receive! I bow to Toddy and the light which he radiates. May we continue to feel this love which Toddy so eloquently transmits, and to spread its simple truth unto all beings and places at all times. Much love and aloha. My breath to yours, Toddy. -Loren Edward Wheeler
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Review by: rachel bernier on Oct. 12, 2013 :
A perfect book for all ages! We are reminded of the happiness that comes from returning to our child-like innocense and finding joy from the many adventures the universe gifts us. The Keys to the Palace of Bliss acts as a guide in reminding us the simplicity to finding happiness. Thank you for this gift of a book. Theo continues to act as a companion for me as I continue to travel, reminding me to trust in the universe, finding joy in every step I take! Thank you, Thank you! Aloha! ~Shekhinah
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Review by: blake drolson on Oct. 12, 2013 :
Funny magical adventure with deep wisdom buried inside. I loved this magical adventure! It was so fun to hear what Mr. Calfin would come up with next. It made me laugh out loud many times. There is also deep wisdom here hidden under the laughs, highly recommended! -blake
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Review by: Cash Poulson on Oct. 09, 2013 :
A fun and mystical journey that rings true to life right now! To live simply is the path to bliss. To live with humor is the path to bliss. From start to finish this wonderful, blissful adventure keeps you entertained and captivated. Adventure, love, and wisdom, this book has something to offer everyone. Thank you Todd for sharing your wisdom and adventure! -Cash
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