Raelle Kaia is a writer, songmaker, and creative philosopher. A primary focus of her work is to question the spiritual roots of humankind’s destructive assault on the world and the self; and to present an alternative intainment of deep connection by which to guide our lives. The concept for Pandastan came to her in a dream in 2002, and the trilogy was written from 2008 to 2014. Raelle currently lives in Oregon, in the United States.
The Pandastan Trilogy explores our human civilization, bent on self-destruction, alongside an evolved society of mystic pandas who intervene to prevent planetary environmental collapse. Having developed the ability to tap into the nonphysical fields of existence through mental discipline, the pandas devote their powers to preserving a living future for all the inhabitants of Earth. But unless they can convince humanity to change its ways willingly, their powers will not be enough to prevail.
The tale follows a small group of ordinary Americans who unexpectedly find themselves at the juncture between human and panda worlds. Each of them must confront the challenge of finding a meaningful approach to life in a world that’s headed on a collision course with disaster. Only a revolution in human consciousness seems to offer any hope. They turn to the pandas for teachings in mind, spirit, and love, seeking to apply this wisdom in service of a healed age.
Dramedy and her companions must venture to the future in search of the fabled panda Heva, seeking her aid in the healing of the world. Meanwhile, the Concern enlists Carrie in their quest to transcend the very limits of life and humanity. Love and compassion must contend with the dreadful powers of the Machine in this, the stirring conclusion to the Pandastan Trilogy.
The Pandastan Trilogy continues as Dramedy and her friends seek to heal the fractured relationship between the United States and a society of mystic pandas. They must contend with Marketism, a money-worshiping religion sweeping the country, as well as a secret international conspiracy that plans to alter the very nature of humanity itself, and it's one step ahead of Pandastan at every turn.
A race of mystical pandas bursts onto the world stage, bent on reversing global economic growth in order to save the planet. Pandastan follows the story of three ordinary Americans who get caught in the thick of the diplomatic struggle between the pandas and the US President, who believes himself to be the prophet of a free-market deity known only as "The Market."