19 November, 2015

Shanthi & the Magic Mandala by F T Camargo - Author Interview

I am very excited to interview the author of the book 'Shanthi & the magic Mandala' in my blog post today. 

About the Book

Shanti and the Magic Mandala is an adventure in which fantasy and reality are mingled. The book tells the story of six teenagers, from different religious and cultural origins and different parts of the world, who are mystically recruited to form two groups - one in the Northern Hemisphere, and one in the Southern. They eventually gather in Peru, and through a single alliance, begin a frantic chase for the sacred object that can stop the black magician's final plan.


About the author

F. T. Camargo is an Italian Brazilian living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. An award winning architect and author, he also studied Arts and Media and has a post degree in Economics and MBA in e-commerce. He is a vegetarian because of his love for all animals and has been deeply involved in causes for their protection and freedom. He is a world traveler adventurer, outdoor sports lover, speaks 4 languages and has published a travel book “Rio, Maravilha!”
For many years he has been practicing yoga and meditation and studying the Kabbalah. His exploration of spiritual teachings motivated a commitment to self-development which in turn created a new path and goal in life. Shanti and the Magic Mandala was born from his inner journey.

Here is the Author interview:

1.Fantasy+religion is a great combination. Why did you select this genre? Any inspiration behind it?

I have always dreamed of becoming a writer. Over the past 4 years while doing meditation I have asked for a new direction in my life and I had an insight during meditation that I could share my experiences through writing.  

As a young boy up till now I've always enjoyed reading fantasy and adventure books and I was a fan of Tintin, the French adventurer boy. Also a fan of Julius Verne, and mysteries and thrillers like Agatha Christie. Bringing all these memories to the present, I wanted to write an exciting adventure and fantasy book for young readers, which could also bring important concepts into the story, such as spirituality, compassion, human rights, animal protection. All these things mean a great deal to me. I was an architect and that also helped me write my book, for example, the way I can see and analyze the environment around the world.

2. Did you have to do a lot of research for this book?

I did a huge research and I have personally visited all the places I have mentioned in the book, and also I studied about all the esoteric, religious and spiritual aspects which are in the book.

3.Shanthi & The magic Mandala won many awards and accolades? How does it feel to be a successful author?

I’m very glad to be able to inspire the readers’ lives, bringing tolerance, compassion and freedom for their lives.

Thanks for your time Camargo :-)

Until next time,

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