Death Wizard Chronicles Excerpt

dw-cover-book-one.jpgExcerpt from The Pit, Book One of The Death Wizard Chronicles.

Each breath has a beginning, middle, and end. The inhale has a beginning, middle, and end. The pause in between has a beginning, middle, and end. The exhale has a beginning, middle, and end.

The breath is a microcosm of all existence. If you watch closely enough, you will see for yourself.

Use breath as the focus. But do not force it out of its natural rhythm. Simply become aware of it.

When the mind wanders, draw it back — gently, but persistently. Release your distraction and return the attention to the breath.

Inhale …
Know that you are breathing in.
Exhale …
Know that you are breathing out.
Inhale …
Know the short inhalation.
Exhale …
Know the short exhalation.
Inhale …
Know the long inhalation.
Exhale …
Know the long exhalation.
Inhale …
Breathe in and become peaceful.
Exhale …
Breathe out and become peaceful.
Inhale …
Breathe in and become aware of the body.
Exhale …
Breathe out and become aware of the body.
Inhale …
Breathe in and feel joy.
Exhale …
Breathe out and feel joy.
Inhale …
Breathe in and become aware of the mind.
Exhale …
Breathe out and become aware of the mind.
Inhale …
Breathe in and control the mind.
Exhale …
Breathe out and control the mind.
Inhale …
Breathe in and concentrate the mind.
Exhale …
Breathe out and concentrate the mind.
Inhale …
Breathe in and slow the thought.
Exhale …
Breathe out and slow the thought.
Inhale …
Breathe in and quicken the awareness.
Exhale …
Breathe out and quicken the awareness.
Inhale …
Breathe in and slow the breath.
Exhale …
Breathe out and slow the breath.
Inhale …
Breathe in and slow the heartbeat.
Exhale …
Breathe out and slow the heartbeat.
Inhale …
Exhale …
Inhale ……
Exhale ……

With one final surge of mindful concentration Torg willed his heart to stop beating. When Sammaasamaadhi arrived, his temporary suicide began. What the wizard experienced next occurs to all that ever live — from the simplest bacterium to the most complex animal.

And that is what made Torg so special.

Only a Death-Knower can die.

And live again.

Only a Death-Knower can return from death.

And remember.

Only a Death-Knower can tell us what he has seen.

Not all care to listen.

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