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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
YOGA TEACHER, SUSAN KISKIS, RELEASES SPIRITUAL TRAVEL MEMOIR, LET ME CARRY YOU HOME
(Friday, March 30, 2018) – SUSAN KISKIS's anticipated second book, Let Me Carry You Home, hits the shelves this week. The book is the author's second non-fiction book and is published by Pennsylvania's Sunbury Press/Ars Metaphysica.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A decade ago, a group of bald men in saffron robes made music under a yellow tent on Toronto Island. A large Indian community joined them, offering Susan and her family free food. Little did she know, that years later, she would get to know the Hare Krishnas more intimately.
Susan's experience with the dancing, chanting, happy Hindu's, led her to search for God in India. Instead of finding the divine, she ran down the stone ramp of Hawa Mahal escaping from men following her. On the road to Sarnath, her husband tried to shield her eyes from the bloody remains of a man, the latest victim of India's lawless traffic. Dirty children with torn clothing at Dungeshwari Caves asked for money, but settled for sweets instead. Military guards lined the streets in Bodh Gaya during election day, while a stray dog slept near a Buddhist nun. In Varanasi, the smoke of the cremation ghats reminded Susan of the short life we live.
In each city, Susan racked up a list of sins. From pretending not to see the woman with blue-black skin at the train station in Mumbai begging for money, to walking away from a dog covered in maggots tucked up into a corner in an alleyway in Varanasi.
Neem Karoli Baba said “Love everyone. Feed everyone. Remember God.” In the middle of India, Susan found herself surrounded by the unrelenting cruelty of mankind. She lost God. She lost her own compassion. She lost herself- until she finally understood what her guru meant when he whispered, “Let me carry you home.”
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
As a spiritual seeker, this book touched me deeply. Exciting, educating, and eloquently written, I felt I was there every step of the way. I thoroughly enjoyed this journey of wisdom, love, and understanding; this journey home. - Russell Kyle, Author of "Rise & Shine" and "Awakened Living"
“Let Me Carry You Home” felt like it carried me to all of Susan Kiskis’ experiences with her family around the world. The spiritual adventures, going to new places, meeting holy teachers, and learning new experiences really made me feel like I was there. A good book is never complete until you feel like you were actually there, and that’s exactly how Susan made me feel. Though I’ve never met any of Susan’s teachers or spiritual friends, I still felt like I learned something from them through Susan. The writing is beautifully written and the experiences are one in a lifetime. Reading this book will make you feel like you were truly part of those experiences! - Venerable Bhante Sujatha, Abbot of Blue Lotus Temple, Woodstock, IL
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Susan Kiskis is a non-fiction author. She is also a certified yoga teacher, activist, and public speaker. She has stood on the Great Wall of China, meditated on the Ganges in India, hiked through jungles in Belize, and learned the meaning of pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago.
Susan is a motivational speaker and has taught at conferences, classes, and workshops on the East Coast. Her community activism has led to the creation of events celebrating Earth Day and International Women's Day. An avid student, she is certified in over a dozen forms of healing arts including Thai Folk Medicine, Reiki, and Ayurveda. She is a member of kirtan band, The Mas and The Babas.
Susan has spent the past twenty years as a freelance writer. In 2014, her debut memoir, Born Fire Dragon, was released. The story unfolds her challenging childhood, journey into her spiritual path, and finding love along the way.
Her second book, Let Me Carry You Home, chronicles her first trip to India, meeting her guru, and the invitation to Iove and let go.
Susan is currently working on her third book, a collaboration about love, as well as documentary & book projects Women of the West and Making Compassion: An Interfaith Pilgrimage. Her podcast, Zen Up, launches in April 2018.
by Susan Kiskis
ARS METAPHYSICA, SUNBURY PRESS
Trade Paperback - 6 x 9 x .6
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Inspiration & Personal Growth
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
TRAVEL / Asia / India & South Asia