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On New Year’s Eve, 1990, Vancouver hypnotherapist Philip Dozier, while treating shy, neurotic science student Greg Brodie, inadvertently leads his client to a traumatic memory--from twenty-five centuries ago.

In doing so, he opens a Pandora’s jar of life-changing consequences. For it emerges not only that Greg may have been the Greek philosopher Pythagoras, and Philip hims
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Published May 2011 by Paul Vitols
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L Fischmann
Jul 09, 2011 L Fischmann rated it really liked it
This was both an emotionally and intellectually exciting read for me.

Like Greg at the beginning of this novel, I am far too earth-bound to imagine myself as the reincarnation of an historical figure (or any other being, for that matter). My tendency to the prosaic notwithstanding, I feel that the idea makes an excellent premise for a story. But I attach a caveat: it is a premise which deserves the right kind of treatment. Happily, while reading this book I felt myself to be in suitably capable
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TC
Jun 10, 2011 TC rated it liked it
This book is described as a literary thriller, and with the book having a historical element it caught my attention. Set in Vancouver in the early 1990s hypnotherapist Philip Dozier is treating university student Greg Brodie for an embarrassing personal problem. During the course of their sessions Greg regresses 25 centuries and it seems in a previous life he was Greek philosopher Pythagoras. He also acts a channel for a being that knows Philip's secrets. Both men become obsessed with the past, ...more
Frances
Jul 06, 2011 Frances rated it really liked it
When hypnotherapist Philip Dozier attempts to find the source of an embarrassing medical condition in a young patient named Greg Brodie, he is alerted to the presence of an entity being channeled through Brodie. The presence of this entity and his message awakens a thirst in both Dozier and Brodie for a glimpse deeper into this mysterious other world.

Now the clues begin to fall throughout this story, leaving a breadcrumb trail to the heart of the labyrinth. The trail is a mystical journey into t
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Paul Vitols ("Vee-tolls"--Latvian for "willow") was born in 1959 in Vancouver, Canada, to two refugees who met at an encyclopedia salesmen's Christmas dinner.

He showed an early obsession with letters and words, which manifested in, among other things, the defacing of some of his father's books. In school he turned to filmmaking, and competed in provincial and national student film festivals. Nonet
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