This book tells my own personal story as a narration of self-discovery. Seeking to find the eternal and the universal core of the story of humanity through the prism of my own inner story and journey, the book is a deep reflection on the meaning of life and death. More
The Garden motif is embedded throughout the novel, symbolizing our common humanity and origin. The first chapter reworks the story of Fall of Man with a personal touch. The second chapter is a chronological narration of my life story in Istanbul, Turkey until my age, 30. It seeks to narrate my outer journey, as seen from the outside. The third chapter narrates my inner journey, with reflections on various dimensions on my inner soul. It tries to capture the fundamental concerns of humanity through my own perspective. The fourth chapter concludes the book by combining my inner and outer journeys with a final future vision.
The verses from the holy books are intended for giving a spiritual, mythical and sacred flavour to the story of myself and humankind. It follows the plot and outline of the Hero’s Journey as expounded by Joseph Campbell. By this way, it tries to re-enact the universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world’s mythic traditions. The plot aims at reflecting the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern to convey the hero’s journey tale. The story is weaved with allusions to the great works of Turkish and Oriental literature but tailored for the western audience.
Seeker of truth, wisdom and meaning. Living in Istanbul, Turkey as an industrial engineer and PhD student at Istanbul Technical University. A transport professional at IETT, Istanbul’s public transport operator.