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by JAY NUSSBAUM

eBook The Blue Road to Atlantis download ISBN: 0553814893
Author: JAY NUSSBAUM
Publisher: Bantam Press (March 4, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 229
ePub: 1105 kb
Fb2: 1884 kb
Rating: 4.8
Other formats: mbr lit mobi lrf
Category: Religious
Subcategory: New Age and Spirituality

Jay Nussbaum's Blue Road to Atlantis is the only book I have read three times in the last 10 years.

Jay Nussbaum's Blue Road to Atlantis is the only book I have read three times in the last 10 years. I keep coming back because not only is the writing exceptional, but the wisdom it imparts leaves the reader with a warm feeling that is hard to describe until you have read it. One can only come away wiser, and willing to embrace their own "current".

Jay Nussbaum walked away from a lucrative career as a real estate attorney to become a teacher and a novelist. A lifelong martial arts practitioner, he has trained and taught all over the world, most recently teaching a course at Cornell University that explored the connection between martial arts and the soul. He lives with his wife and children in New York. Библиографические данные. The Blue Road To Atlantis.

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En route to Atlantis, the marlin is hooked by a fisherman, who turns out to be Hemingway's character from The Old Man and the Sea.

These concentric circles can reveal to you more clearly than ever before who you are, what matters to you, and where you belong in the world. Drawn from Jay Nussbaum's first novel, BLUE ROAD TO ATLANTIS. Автовоспроизведение Если функция включена, то следующий ролик начнет воспроизводиться автоматически.

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I'll just say that Blue Road is BEAUTIFUL. And so few works of fiction these days are. Read it, if only to learn about Jay's "10 Concentric Circles," which, if you're open minded, will give you a new tool to keep your priorities in life straight. For a parable about a bunch of fish, this is one funny, moving and extremely readable book. Disney animated feature department, take note!

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In the tradition of The Celestine Prophecy and Jonathan Livingston Seagull, THE BLUE ROAD TO ATLANTIS is an inspirational retelling of Hemingway's TheOld Man and the Sea. This is a gently humorous and ultimately touching story told from the perspective of a remora eel who is travelling with his mentor, a wise and beautiful marlin, to Atlantis in order to save the lives of all the fish in the ocean. En route to Atlantis, the marlin is hooked by a fisherman, who turns out to be Hemingway's character from The Old Man and the Sea. As the marlin struggles for survival, he ponders the meaning of life, the importance of love, friendship and forgiveness, the power of fear and the importance of following one's dreams at all costs. His thoughts encourage readers to 'go with the current' by accepting the ebb and flow of life and not fighting against our instinct and our intuition, but rather following the current of our heart and soul to happiness and contentment.
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Fek
Jay Nussbaum's Blue Road to Atlantis is the only book I have read three times in the last 10 years. I keep coming back because not only is the writing exceptional, but the wisdom it imparts leaves the reader with a warm feeling that is hard to describe until you have read it. One can only come away wiser, and willing to embrace their own "current". Jay passed away this week and his talent will sorely be missed. He was a generous spirit who loved life and cherished family and friends. The only solace readers can take away from his premature passing is that somewhere in heaven he and Ernest Hemmingway (The Old Man and the Sea) are hoisting a cold one and comparing notes from both sides of the water. RIP Jay. I will read and re-read Blue Road long into the future.
Dead Samurai
I've just finished listening to the audio book of "Blue Road to Atlantis" and am still under its spell. What a surprising, wonderful book this is. It is narrated by Fishmael the remora, who has spent his entire life living off the noble and wise marlin, Old Fish. A dreaded Red Tide is coming that threatens to kill millions of fish in the Gulf Stream, and Old Fish is charged with seeking the aid of the fabled Spotted Dolphins of Atlantis. He and Fishmael set off to find them, followed on the surface by an old and very patient Fisherman.

This story combines fantasy, humor, and cruel reality with a spiritual quest for enlightenment that completely drew me into the fishy world. Old Fish's dream of going to Atlantis is his way of fulfilling his "inner current" or destiny/karma. He is the voice of age and wisdom, tenderness and joy and I kept a notebook with me to jot down favorite phrases. I did not expect to be affected by this book, but its reflections on love, life, and death were truly moving. I heartily recommend "Blue Road to Atlantis."
TheJonnyTest
I am unsure how to describe this book, or how to rate it. It has moments of great beauty, and moments of literary drabness. It seems to promise real philosophical insights, and at other times simple New Age prattle without a directional current. The book has great information on marine life, and at other times the Nussbaum's biology is simply incorrect. He really gets into the minds of the fish, seeing what their worldview would be were they intelligent. This is where Nussbaum excels- creating a world from the fish's point of view. And then he suggests inaccuracies like sperm whales being in danger of being eaten by giant squid. Nussbaum almost approaches the myth making skills of George MacDonald, and then falls far short of that goal. It as if he attempted to write a great book- as if he had in mind the basics of writing a great work, but was focused so much on those basics that he forgot to let the work carry him forward.

This is a work that will stick with you. MacDonald wasn't a great author, but Lewis said he was the best myth-maker he had ever read. Based on this book, I'd say Nussbaum isn't a great author. He has a basic ability in creating myth, in the music of his words, which allow the reader to find rest in the rumination of the thoughts. This *will* stick with you, for a time. But to be a great myth maker, you must have great thoughts. And Nussbaum's thoughts do not rise to the Heavens; they merely play in the shadows of that glory.
Runeterror
"Swim with the current."
In the underwater world, it's a common phrase. One that the eels, dolphins, sharks and every other sea creature lives by.
For the respected marlin, Old Fish, his current consists of a dream to visit Atlantis and his undying love for Migdalia. She was taken out of the water by El Campeon and the Old Fish's heart still aches for her loss.
Old Fish carries a deep friend with him, Fishmael the remora. Some call the remora a marlin sucker but Fishmael despises the term, for he feels he is much more than that.

Old Fish immediately establishes his soul is good as he takes on a recently orphaned marlin named Jotaro and an unhatched egg. The Old Fish is commissioned to save the marine life from the vicious Red Tide. Everyone knows if anyone can do it, the Old Fish can. And the mission involves a trip to Atlantis.
Just as their journey begins, it's almost put to an end. Jotaro's naivety is about to get himself hooked. The Old Fish saves his life and takes the punishment himself.
They immediately seek help. The wise Hardheaded Catfish can surely help with this predicament. However, the "wise" catfish can only offer the advice to go with Bob, the all-knowing, all-seeing. Pray to Bob.
Confused and misguided, the marlin and his friends can only continue their venture. All seems lost. The outlook is bleak. And the dream of Atlantis always feels just out of reach.
"Blue Road to Atlantis" lies somewhere between "Moby Dick" and "The Old Man and the Sea." Told from Fishmael, the remora's point of view, the novel contains an underlying theme of faith, destiny and hope.
catterpillar
This fine little tale tells the reverse side of Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea. While Hemingway took the Old Fisherman's perspective, this story tells the history of the Grand Old Fish (a powerful swordfish). The narrator of the story is Fishmael, a remora that has lived his life as a companion to the old fish.

There is a red tide killing fish in the sea. The swordfish is asked to go to Atlantis and find out the secret to stopping the tide. The story introduces a back-story where the Grand Fish lost the love of his life to the Old Man years ago. Now, to save a young fish, the swordfish is hooked by the Old Man.

The story is a parable for essentially a Taoist/Buddhist way of looking at life and death. It's well written and I came to empathize with the fish characters and their plight. They have a fun encounter with a catfish that is supposed to be wise, but turns out to be full of gibberish.

There are a few clichés (we encounter another tiring Rastafarian who speaks in simplistic platitudes that are supposed to contain wisdom) and the story can be a bit long-winded, but otherwise it was very good. I like the ending which, though predictable, matched the emotional core of the story.