By Erin Reese
A religious TRAVELER'S SASSY TALE
Packed with lots of highly spiced curry, cows, and comedy, Bindi woman takes us on one heck of a wild experience throughout India. From Dharamsala and the Dalai Lama to ashrams, yoga colleges, and meditation melodramas, Bindi educates and entertains as she is going. we find the Hindu deities, the vacationer capture mafia, and the seashore havens of the hippie path. From “Guru Disney” to the holy hell of Varanasi, Bindi’s received us clamoring for extra masala chai all of the way.
When Bindi meets an enticing younger stranger who's greater than her psychological and actual fit, her fiery spirit is positioned to the attempt. He whisks her off to the furthest reaches of India—the Andaman Islands within the Bay of Bengal. There, in an remoted jungle, they try and reside out a Robinson Crusoe delusion. Will or not it's the backyard of Eden or turn out a average catastrophe? one of the wild good looks and probability of the islands and the kooky insanity of “typical India,” Reese takes us deep into the center of a rustic and her very self.
Bindi lady is a present to the tourist, the religious seeker, and the armchair tourist—anyone craving for sincere proposal and a true kick to get out and actually live!
PRAISE FOR THE ADVENTURES OF BINDI GIRL
“Lovely, lyrical, mild, and informative. It made my international bigger.”
~ James Fadiman, writer of The Psychedelic Explorer’s consultant and editor of crucial Sufism
“Erin Reese ‘gets’ the spirit of India. In studying her adventures, i may nearly pay attention the crowds and scent the curry. yet greater than that, I felt blessed via the soulfulness of half-a-dozen millennia. Erin was once born to be in India — and to put in writing this book.”
~ Victoria Moran, writer of constructing a Charmed lifestyles and preserve for the Spirit
“‘Milk-coming-out-of-your-nose’ hilarious every now and then, and heartrending bare revelation at others, Reese takes us alongside on her unsentimental non secular trip via India as she fearlessly follows her middle via worlds few tourists event. Bindi woman is a must-read for an individual who yearns to trip inside of and with out, and who's now not afraid to be reworked within the process.”
~ Pamela Lund, writer of hugely Networked
“Erin is going locations, bodily and metaphorically, few tourists dare to move. Her tales amuse, outrage, motivate and impress. This isn’t the story of somebody who bought a e-book strengthen jetting off enterprise classification for a number of weeks in an ashram. this is often 3rd classification teach, guidance classification send, with a touch of indulgence thrown in. Erin is a talented, precise author, and she’s the genuine deal as a traveler.”
~ Lynn Braz, editor and go back and forth author featured within the Dallas Morning News
“It’s like devour, Pray, Love — with teeth.”
~ Jessica Shepherd, writer of A Love Alchemist’s Notebook
“Reese reviews on an India few outsiders get to witness — now not the Goa events or vacationer websites or political turmoil, no. as an alternative she dives into the throbbing non secular centre of India and attempts to put her California soul among the authorities, mystics and visionaries that stay a continuing of Indian faith. but Reese isn't any New Age vacationer packed with cosmic waffle. Her writing is either fantastically descriptive and intensely humorous. She captures the sweaty warmth of India, its insanity and style. Her personal religious quest mixes along with her lusts and frustrations to create a brand new type of shuttle writing. If I ever go back to India it will likely be with Bindi lady as my guide.”
~ Garth Cartwright, writer of Princes among males: trips with Gypsy Musicians and extra Miles than cash: trips via American Music
“Reese’s nitty-gritty India travelogue indicates an excessive, all-or-nothing dedication to a lifelong non secular direction. This memoir indicates vulnerability, admire, and gumption. A must-read for any would-be traveller. ‘Jai Ma!’”
~ Alicia Dattner, comic, consume, Pray, Laugh!
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