Full cover spread, 186 pages with over 60 illustrations
ISBN 979-8-9875512-0-2 (print)
ISBN 979-8-9875512-1-9 (eBook)
Library of Congress: 2023902083

A Secret Gathering follows the true story of an antique appraiser on a journey of self-discovery as he becomes captivated by a rare children’s book published in 1916 by artist Frederick Waugh, also known as The Wizard. As he embarks on a spiritual journey to the island of Monhegan off the coast of Maine, (once owned by a man in Salem, MA in the 17th century), he experiences synchronicities, discovers rare and sacred objects, and learns an intuitive secret language that helps him decipher the meaning of a magical painting by The Wizard that is in a museum in Kansas. After they meet under the Salem Willows, he must also confront the responsibility of his friend Standing Owl’s most sacred possession.

Filled with mystery and magic, this book is a moving tale of self-discovery, personal growth, and the transformative power of storytelling. Whether you’re a fan of mysticism, spirituality, art history, Monhegan Island, Maine, Salem history, Carl Jung, or synchronicity, this book is sure to captivate and inspire you!

Five star reviews are in!

“Paul Royka is a natural storyteller…a mesmerizing and challenging read that is one of a kind.” -Emma Megan
“A unique memoir that has touched my heart.” – Jessica Barbosa
“This book champions the unknown.” -Sheena Monnin

“Your understanding of synchronicity is important.” –

Bernard Beitman, M.D., a graduate of Yale Medical School, psychiatric residence at Stanford University, Founding Director of The Coincidence Project, and author of Meaningful Coincidences.

A Secret Gathering reached:
#1 New release on Amazon in Native American Religion and # 6 Best Seller!
#5 New release on Amazon Kindle in Mysticism!

Top 100 in Spiritualism!

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