Why is the sky blue and the grass green? Why is the temperature hot then cold? Why does a wrench fall to the ground when we let go? Scientists have spent thousands of years trying to answer these questions. But it seems the more answers we come up with, the more questions are raised. It is the unknown.
But what if there wasn’t an unknown. What if there was at least one mortal soul who knew everything and could do anything as a result. What if you were to meet someone “with power over the illusions of the world because he knew the reality hehind them?” You can meet that person in the book, Illusions by Richard Bach.
Donald Shimoda was an ordinary laid back guy who happened to have figured out how the world worked. He tried to teach others around him. He told them, “Within each of us lies the power of consent to health and to sickness, to riches and to poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another.” People crowded around from miles away to worship him, the new Mesiah. Don Shimoda’s words fell on deaf ears. The people were unwilling to learn. They would rather pray to the one who knows than know themselves. So Don continued to hold the wisdom of the world solely. He quit his job as Mesiah and ran away. That’s when he met Richard, another ordinary laid back guy who was willing to listen. And to learn. Their adventures together are humorous, yet touching.
Illusions will make you look at life in a different perspective. It will also leave you with additional questions. What if we all had the power over illusions? Would we all be as devine and powerful as God? What would it be like to live in a world of all gods and no mortals? Wow.
Richard Bach is a talented writer who only writes because something needs to be said and if he doesn’t put it on paper it will eat away at him. His main passion is flying, which is what most of his books are based upon. His other popular books include “Jonathan Livington Seagull,” “Nothing By Chance,” and “One.”