Yohanta is a revelation. It is the story of a sailing boat, from its conception to the realisation of a dream. It is also a metaphor of transformation that provided its author with catharsis and redemption from a repeating cycle of manic depression. "Building Yohanta was like reassembling my own psyche in a more mindful form. Sailing her was awakening to new realms of being." More

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Words: 31,830
Language: British English
ISBN: 9780646907147
About Burl Ellis

The author, has lived in six countries on five continents, and now lives in Australia. Having spent most of his life in development and project management in the construction industry, he is now semi-retired. He is a passionate environmentalist who's had part of a 'tread lightly' manual published as a series of articles in a number of Sydney newspapers and was the founder and CEO, respectively, of the innovative Ecological Restoration Foundation, and ecotourism company, Oz Naturally Limited. Currently, his primary purpose in writing has been to come to terms with his lifelong struggle with an inherited bi-polar disorder (manic depression) and to articulate this to his daughters and others who might benefit from hearing his story. 'Yohanta' is part of a more comprehensive autobiographical book that is to be published shortly.


Review by: Patrick Murray on Aug. 20, 2013 : (no rating)
I found Yohanta a fascinating and enjoyable read. A man seeking to challenge himself against the world through that timeless world of the sea. A modern buccaneer. The story fleshes out the reality of the seafaring challenge and not the delusion and fantasy that many of us have " love to sail around the world'
It is part of a bigger work yet to come. This has whetted my appetite for the rest, somewhat necessary to give context to the Yohanta story.
Highly recommend the read. Paddy
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)

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