Amaru talks to snakes, flies, spiders, and all manner of creatures. From them he learns that all is not as it seems. He learns to look through, above, below —wherever the truth might be lurking. His ears are tuned to unusual frequencies.
He progresses through childhood to adulthood and, finally an old man, he finds he has done all that he came to do. So, when Death finally comes for him, he goes quietly, with just one message to the village children: “Listen. Just listen.”
And then he is gone.
Jane Karchmar has been looking after her own salvation with diligence for about fifty years. Her Path still stretches on . . . and on. While on the Path, she has meditated, practised yoga, practised martial arts, studied just about everything, chanted, given birth, painted, and earned a living. The paintings in The Lotus Path are acrylic on masonite and measure around three by four feet, but some vary from this pattern. They are in public and private collections, scattered throughout North America.