Shaman of Tibet: Milarepa - From Anger to Enlightenment -
A biographical novel about Tibet's great Yogi Milarepa who lived in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Written by Winged Wolf and published in 1994 by Higher Consciousness Books, it's a book that educates by engaging. Milarepa's story is interesting, dynamic, mysterious, painful, full of humanity and discovery. However, it is the manner of telling that substantiates Shaman...and facilitates Winged Wolf's intent to convey useful spiritual ideas.
Subtle ideas and true knowledge are embedded in characters, and in that way vivified. To do this an author must more fully understand what is being conveyed so the knowledge is presented in an effective and timely way. There are degrees of understanding, and understanding exceeds intellectual comprehension as the square of a number exceeds the number. It is very difficult. When it is accomplished, the reader can feel as well as cognize the thought. Winged Wolf succeeds admirably and in such a way that, even if one has no interest in esoteric knowledge, the characters have depth, are believable, and come to life. Even younger people will enjoy this book which will constructively unfetter their imaginations: they will love Milarepa, the friend, and have lively feelings about various other characters in the book.