Gabrielle’s facial expression changed and she had a heavy feeling in her stomach. Slowly the words came out of her mouth, “Chris, are you telling me that you crossed that gate — the Gate of Awakening?”
In a very dry manner, Chris replied, “Yes.”
“When?” Gabrielle asked.
“Three-hundred years ago.”
The Butterfly's Apprentice is a modern day tale of universal wisdom and spiritual discovery reminiscent of Carlos Castaneda and Richard Bach. The story follows Gabrielle, a young school teacher whose new next-door neighbor is not quite what he appears to be. His startling revelations lead Gabrielle to new vistas of metaphysical understanding where the heart leads, the mind opens, and everyday choices result in the unfolding of a Power Spell . . .
Chris Herman’s character was inspired and based on the Count of Saint Germain. During the 1700s, he fed the poor and worked for peace. The Count of Saint Germain was also known as “The Wonder Man of Europe,” because, it was claimed, he could speak every language, travel by thought, and looked the same for one-hundred years.
GREAT QUOTES YOU WILL FIND IN THE BUTTERFLY'S APPRENTICE
"Going back to nothing does not refer to man becoming extinct. Back to nothing means that man reunites with all that brought him forth."
"Anything other than love is an illusion."
"Training the mind to meditate can be like taking a wild jungle monkey and asking it to sit still. "
“It’s more difficult for the rich to see heaven because they have more to let go of, in terms of possessions. Heaven is for everyone — everyone who chooses to see it.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ruben Perez was born and reared in the Latin community of East Los Angeles. In 2003, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of La Verne. He has worked with the physically and mentally disabled in and out of the education field for over 25 years. In 2006, he moved to Arizona. In 2017, Ruben got married. In 2022, he moved to NorthWest Arkansas, where he now resides.