Buy “The Sacrament of the Goddess” as a Christmas present for the #globalhealth aficionado in your life.


The back cover of the USA edition was a short synopsis. By the time we printed the Nepal edition, there were some reviews to quote and they were more colorful. In a bookstore, people make decisions to buy based on the first page and back cover, or so they say.

If there is a person in your life interested in #global health, this is the perfect Christmas present for them.

An aficionado?

Is a person who has aficion for something. Hemingway used the term in The Sun Also Rises to describe that feeling when a fan of bullfighting finds another fan whose passion runs deep.

Yes, it’s a novel. But the stories are based on true-life medical situations encountered in a rural hospital of Nepal, the Himalayan country.

There was a civil war in Nepal for eleven years and it is part of this book. Nepal is considered to be a spiritual country, and many visitors view it only through that lens. It is an unfortunate truth of global health that you get to see behind the curtain to experience life in a new way.

It’s set in the foothills, not the actual Himalaya. Very few people live in the actual Himalaya.

I tried to capture some more sophisticated cultural issues of the average Nepali person. There are no western rock jocks in this book.

You are at the wordpress blog that goes with the book. Take a look at the page titled, “Glossary of terms to Accompany the book, annotated” for just a hint of the mystery that awaits.

In USA you can find it on Amazon.



On track for May publication

tsotg-front-cover.jpgYesterday I approved the final pdf version of The Sacrament of the Goddess.

Sometime in the next week or two I will get a physical sample of The Sacrament of the Goddess. It is being formatted for simultaneous release as a softcover book and an e-book. I don’t personally own an e-reader.

The graphics of printing this one are nice. It will be easy on the eye.

There are a few reviews printed on Amazon. I am expecting more. If you are going to order, submit your order during this pre-publication phase.

You know you want to.

UPDATE April 5th – On the FaceBook page for the book, I created an event – the Virtual Book Launch party – for May 1st. take a look. share it with friends….