Welcome to Aravinda Loop, the main outlet of my creativity, home of the Epic of Aravinda, host of my newly-ressurected interview podcast the Aravinda Show, and future home of TEN THOUSAND HOURS IN PARADISE, an upcoming 3-volume true story about my life-changing adventures on the Big Island of Hawaii.
What I learned there forever changed how I think about sustainability and community. And for a limited time, you can read a sample of TEN THOUSAND HOURS IN PARADISE for free →
My bio is further down this page. Otherwise, a good place to start with my books is The Truth Beyond the Sky, the 1st book in the Epic of Aravinda, a mind-bending Sci-Fi adventure series that draws inspiration from around the globe, including eastern mythology, sacred geometry, and the Hero’s Journey.
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Twelve years after his mother’s disappearance, Zahn makes his annual trip up to the island summit — only to be awoken by a brilliant object thundering down from the sky, setting off a chain of events that takes him face to face with a living starship and its cryptic pilot.
For the first time in his life, Zahn has the chance to learn the fate of his mother.
The mysterious pilot needs his help, and they journey to the galactic core where they encounter the Vakragha, a species bent on consuming entire stars. To Zahn’s horror, he learns that they’re heading toward his homeworld. Only the Tulari stone, which has been missing for aeons, can stop their all-consuming wormholes.
But saving his world from armageddon isn’t all he has to worry about. Just when Zahn lands on a moon stolen by the Vakragha, he makes a breakthrough, finally learning his mother’s true fate. Now he is faced with a heartbreaking decision that could either save his world or doom it forever.
What the Reviewers say:
“This is a great story…Definitely an amazing adventure for all…The descriptive scenes captivate the imagination and one truly feels a part of the story.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
~ River Rose [AudiobookReviewer.com]
“Crusoe has a talent for putting us beside the hero on this grand journey… integrating deep metaphysical concepts with some very original and creative science fiction.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
~ Austin Bridges [Asst. Director at LL Research]
“…it was tough to look away. What’s really interesting about this book is how multi-layered it is. At its base, this is a book about a boy who is in search of his mother. However it’s so much more than that. Zahn’s story manages to pull from the world around us, while also incorporating elements of mythology and hero epics. This is a coming-of-age story of the highest caliber.”
~ Jessica Nottingham [HopelessBibliophile.com]
“Readers of the Law of One (Ra Material) books may find familiar the philosophical thread woven throughout…In my view, that makes this book a rare gem in the genre. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the underlying philosophy of the book, the mythos, shares much in common with the best of metaphysical literature.”
~ Thomas Minderle [Author of Fringe Knowledge for Beginners]
“A swift & compelling read! I recommend it if you enjoy science fiction epics.”
~ Michael Coorlim [Galvanic Century series author]
“I was immediately drawn in by the vivid descriptions…The author has a knack for fully immersing a reader into the hero’s plight, and I felt like I was hurtling through corridors of light alongside Zahn.”
~ Erica Lane [FantasyBookLane.com]
“Overall I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and the narration 7 out of 5 stars because it was that good. I definitely recommend this book to sci-fi fans, and if you have any interest in audiobooks, spring for the audio. You won’t regret it.”
~ Katie Harder-schauer
Articles Reviewers have published on the book:
- Allies Opinions
- Katie Harder-schauer
- Erica Lane at FantasyBookLane.com
- J. Thomas Beaton at his review page
- Jessica at HopelessBibliophile.com
- Rachael Rippon at her review site
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Also, be sure to check out the reviews of the sequel at The Island on the Edge of Forever page →
About the Author
As a citizen of Earth, I’m interested in growth and tearing down the illusion of separation.
I was blessed to grow up with a mixture of mellow Bay Area breezes and harsh Wisconsin winters. After studying design in college, I began traveling solo, intent on cultivating a greater appreciation of the massive country that I grew up in. Around this time, I also started seriously delving into The Law of One books, which I’d discovered through David Wilcock’s work. (You can even read all of the LoO books for free on LawofOne.info now.)
Within those books, I found an internally-consistent philosophy that was unlike anything that I’d encountered before. In brief, the books put forth a lens to view, not just the Earth, but the entire galaxy as an evolving system, divine and sacred in its oneness. Yet it wasn’t until much later that the idea for a fictional story based on that philosophy finally hit me.
In the intervening time, I created my first website. As my first passive-income experiment, I wrote hundreds of travel articles, spanning from travel philosophy to in-depth studies on hidden and under-appreciated destinations. I had always written, but precisely because I had always done it, I took it for granted and didn’t consider it as a step along my career path until later.
Yet when I returned from a transformative 5 ½ months on the road, something had shifted in me, and the sprout of an idea finally broke through the soil of my mind: I would write a Science Fiction series based on the Law of One. I took a rough outline I’d started a year before, originally inspired by Joseph Campbell’s monomyth structure, and worked to develop it into a fast-paced science fiction novel with a strong underlying philosophy. And after three years of outlining, writing, and revising, I released THE TRUTH BEYOND THE SKY to the Kindle store, the first Science Fiction novel based on the Law of One philosophy.
The book garnered dozens of 5-star reviews on Amazon.com, received glowing write-ups on book reviewer websites, and qualified for an ACX stipend, which attracted a marvelous narrator for the audio version of the book, now available on Audible.com. And because of the support of my remarkable readers, I’m thankful to say that it has now grown into the award-nominated Epic of Aravinda trilogy (for now).
But the story didn’t end there. In 2013, I moved to the Big Island of Hawaii. I spent almost exactly 1.5 years on that magical island before moving into Utah for a quite different adventure. Long story short, my experiences inspired my first nonfiction title, a vibrant 3-volume book called TEN THOUSAND HOURS IN PARADISE. Volume 1 is expected out in the Summer of 2018. (Learn more on my Patreon page.)
If it’s not already abundantly clear, I strongly believe that storytelling can be a powerful vehicle to teach timeless principles and inspire positive change. And to this day, I remain independent in my operations, seeking no publisher to act as a middleman between myself and my readers.
In short, I rely on you, my faithful readers to spread the word about my work!
The best way to do this is to read one of my titles and then review it. My books are priced aggressively to allow everyone to experience my work.
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Interviews & Appearances
In addition to the Aravinda Show, Andrew Crusoe (or the Aravinda Series itself) has been featured in many podcasts. Below is an updated list that will continue to grow:
- UPR interview: Sci-Fi Writer Predicts Major Real-life Physics Discovery
- Road Work #65: Elves in Spaceships (25 min in)
- L/L Research’s “In the Now” #46
- This Will Never Air #33: Raised in a Hollowed Out Tree
- Better Know a Jackal #37: Adii (Andrew Crusoe interview)
- Interview with Storydam.com Q&A – Andrew Crusoe
- Indie Author Spotlight for Andrew M. Crusoe
More about the Author
To contact the author, visit Andrew’s contact page.
To learn more about the author, visit Andrew’s Amazon page.
To learn about the flexible license my books are released under, view the human-readable summary of the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.
While the views below are not from pro-reviewers, they provide even more data on what people think of the book, so I’ve included them below.
This was a very enjoyable light read that was quite difficult to put down; I found myself up until 2 AM a couple of nights. It is good science fiction which does not delve into heavy techie details of the objects that are beyond the technical abilities of the main character, Zahn…As the author says about his writings, ‘transcending’ one’s self is needed to be learned. This skill is the only way to get their message to the Council; an interesting twist you don’t find in many stories of this genre which I found interesting…I really do appreciate how polished this story is…I am ready for a continuance. Thank you, AMC.
~ Retired Techie (Amazon Reviewer)
A most enjoyable tale of friendship, challenges, and space lore. Who is to say none of this could be real? Looking forward to the continuation.
~ T. Roth (Amazon Reviewer)
I think the hardest genre of literature to write and write well is Sci-Fi. We have some scientific information but the writer has to weave a cohesive story around the known facts and use his imagination to make an excellent story. This book does this with well-developed characters taking part in many suspenseful episodes in space…This is the kind of book you would like to read straight through just to see what happens next. Good story, good characters. I would let any of my older “young-people” read this. They would probably give high marks if they are Star Wars fans.
~ Lindah (Amazon Reviewer)
Congratulations to this gifted author that is able to get me to imagine new worlds. I think the appeal could be quite extensive, from the “coming of age” genre, to all the people like me who enjoy exploring alternate realities.
~ Jeri A. Ramirez (Amazon Reviewer)
Review the Book or Interview the Author
If you’re a Sci-Fi reviewer and publish reviews to your site, feel free to contact me for a complimentary copy of the book. I’m also available for interviews.
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Thank you 🙂