New Fans of The Sacrament of the Goddess are welcome – especially nurses!

The Sacrament of the Goddess

This book answers the question “What’s like to be a volunteer nurse or doctor in a poor country during or right after a civil war?”

From a temple door in Kathmandu, dedicated hridto Kali. We all have a third eye. Some of us can use it. Most lack the skill to do so.

From a temple door in Kathmandu, dedicated hridto Kali. We all have a third eye. Some of us can use it. Most lack the skill to do so.

It’s more than just a list of diseases we don’t get in USA.

It’s more than just applying a set of standards as if it was an American hospital.

In the book, the spot where Ranjit smokes his pipe and holds court. similar structures exist throughout Nepal as a courtesy to foot-travelers.

In the book, the spot where Ranjit smokes his pipe and holds court. similar structures exist throughout Nepal as a courtesy to foot-travelers.

It’s more than just punching a time clock for a shift and then having free time.

It’s more than just keeping the same set of assumptions that got you there.

It takes everything you have got.

and

it

might

not

be

enough.

And things aren’t always under control. The medical events described in the book are based on actual cases, depicting the decisionmaking as it happened.

The Sacrament of the Goddess is a novel, set during the tumultuous time of the Nepal Civil War. It's not the Nepal the average tourist will see, but Matt, the protagonist, is not the average tourist.

The Sacrament of the Goddess is a novel, set during the tumultuous time of the Nepal Civil War. It’s not the Nepal the average tourist will see, but Matt, the protagonist, is not the average tourist.

And every volunteer ends up developing lifelong relationships – bonds of loyalty and courage that last forever.

So –

If all this piques your interest, feel free to browse this blog and learn more about the small universe that exists in a Mission Hospital in Western Nepal…..

Buy the book

Written in 2014 to explore the aspects of Nepali culture that go beyond the temples and trinkets. The day-to-day life in Nepal is not easy. You can get this book at Vajra Books on Jyatha in Thamel, or Tibet Books. Or Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Sacrament-Goddess-Joe-Niemczura/dp/1632100029/

Written in 2014 to explore the aspects of Nepali culture that go beyond the temples and trinkets. The day-to-day life in Nepal is not easy. You can get this book at Vajra Books on Jyatha in Thamel, or Tibet Books. Or Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Sacrament-Goddess-Joe-Niemczura/dp/1632100029/

It’s available on Amazon.

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