THE KEYS OF WISDOM
THE SAGA OF NOVA SEPTIMA
By LINDA WILLIAMS
Dear Sahaja Yogis,
The novel that we have all been waiting for, "The Keys of Wisdom," has been published in New York!
It is a magnificent story that has been blessed by Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi during the
Navratri Puja 2006 in Los Angeles. At the same time that Shri Mataji blessed the novel, Sir CP
remarked that these are the types of books that Sahaja Yogis need to make available to the general
public. Shri Mataji has mentioned that “The Keys of Wisdom” will enable thousands of people to
achieve Self-Realization! We urge you all to please help support this book, the first part of
a trilogy titled "The Saga of Nova Septima."
The author desires that any profits from "The Keys of Wisdom" will
be used to help start a new Sahaja Yoga School in Africa. So let us all
support this novel and the noble gesture of the writer.
Although mostly a children’s novel, adults are also enjoying it and many have stated,
"You just can’t out the book down!" The main purpose of this children’s novel is to
give Self-Realization. Yogis who have read it state that the vibrations are tremendous
even before one starts reading the book! How true! This is because Linda Williams has
been advised many times by Shri Mataji on the writing of this trilogy. The vibrations
are also strong because many Sahaja Yogis have helped in many ways, making it a truly
Dear Yogis, let us all support this book and help now to give Self-Realization to people
who are not in Sahaja Yoga. Buy the book for yourself, your friends, your family, and
also present the book to your local bookstores and local libraries. Remember also that
the Christmas holiday season is approaching and this novel will make a wonderful gift
for both children and adults. Supporting this great novel is truly Sahaja Yoga in action!
In fact the author is a little hesitant to ask the yogis to buy for themselves, although
this is probably more auspicious way to spend one’s extra dollars, euros and pounds
than some other popular books available in the general market place that one could
If Yogis have friends or contacts who are able to write reviews in newspapers, or
otherwise publicize the book through the Internet blogs etc, that would also be
"The Keys of Wisdom" is now available on Amazon.com and Seaburn.com. The book is
only $14.99 (paperback) plus the shipping charges. Reviews are very important in
the selling of books and if ordering on Amazon, please write a review for "Keys."
This will also help to keep the book on the Amazon web site for a long period of
Jai Shri Mataji to all!
Anna M. Mancini – New York
The following two reviews on "The Keys of Wisdom" have been written.
The first was written by a professor of philosophy in New York. Although not a Sahaja Yogi, the professor
immediately recognized the importance of this book. The second review has been written by a Sahaja yogi
who has also read the book. A biography of the author follows the reviews. "The Keys of Wisdom" is a
beautiful story written in an artistic manner with colorful language. It is also very suspenseful
and highly entertaining, with a number of illustrations!
The Saga of Nova Septima, the first installment of a new trilogy by Linda Williams, follows in the
footsteps of many great classics of the fantasy genre. From The Well at the World’s End by William
Morris over a century ago, to the spellbinding classics of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula Le
Guin, George R. Martin, J.K. Rowling, and now Linda Williams, the literary landscape of the fantasy
has served as a magnet for the imagination inspired longing within all of us. It attracts us,
calling us forth upon an heroic quest whereby we can hope to be magically transformed and restored
to the tranquility and order which lie at the very center of every human soul.
In that sense the world of fantasy is the world of myth still among us, updated by centuries of
narrative tradition and the marvels of modern science. George Bernard Shaw, a great playwright
of the last century, once suggested that immature artists are those who are merely influenced
by their predecessors, whereas it is the sure mark of the mature artist to be able to selectively
steal from the riches of the past. Linda Williams is a great literary artist of this century who
aptly balances novelty with tradition in creating a story that will delight both the young and
the young at heart alike. Join Asha and her band of young companions, which also includes a
delightful dog named Nog and a marvelous mule named Heggo, as they make their way from their
home in Teletsos to a far off land in the north. This is where salvation lies, both for themselves
and their world. On their way to their ultimate destination they encounter many marvels and must
overcome many hardships. Their battle however is more than just an epic struggle between Davidic
youth and goodness and the ancient evil of a Goliath who would prey upon all weakness in its
unrelenting pursuit of power. As in all good fantasy stories, victory must be accompanied by
mastery over the self within as well as the enemy without. Through all sorts of fascinating
and unsuspecting twists and turns, including trips through parallel worlds and protection
from a fleet of magical dolphins, our young heroes must learn to channel the true power of
the Keys which have been entrusted to them for their own safekeeping. The reader knows instinctively,
even though the book concludes in the midst of an odyssey that promises to continue to dazzle us
and lead us by supernatural means toward a happy ending, that Thomas Wolfe
was wrong. You can, as every reader of fantasy knows, go home again.
Sahaja Yogi’s review, presently on Amazon.com
The Keys of Wisdom is a suspenseful page turner, hard to put down, and
although obviously written for children, it contains universal truths
that adults will also find appealing, as well as humorous moments to make
both young and old laugh out loud. The appeal of such tales is that they reach
beyond age and traditions: the epic struggle between good and evil. The characters
resonate with the timeless heroes of India – Raynor, the reluctant leader, to a
certain extent echoes Arjuna, the warrior prince of the Bhagavad Gita. Like Arjuna,
Raynor does not want to kill if it can possibly be avoided. Then the island school
is reminiscent of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram, where the young people of the Indian
freedom struggle learned the necessary lessons of right conduct and humility, etc.
Whereas the Chronicles of Narnia and the Lord of the Rings were written when the world
had recently been at war, and were a cry in the dark, a reminder that there is hope in
troubled times, this book, the first part of a trilogy, is written in the Age of Aquarius.
It heralds the coming of a bright day, and there is an optimism that good will win out.
'We fully intended to be an instrument for the Sorcerers’ destruction, even if we had no
idea how,’ the narrator asserts in Chapter One, using the popular name for the evil
'High Priests' who hold their outwardly orderly land in a stranglehold of fear.Even
though the characters in the book have their faults, they do not just stumble along.
As they overcome their weaknesses, the negative forces of their world begin to flounder.
Like ancient India, much of "The Keys of Wisdom" takes place in lands of saints, jungles
and tigers – and like India many astonishing things happen. ‘Talking about miracles
makes one realize how amazing they are.’ Many of the incidents are based on personal
experiences of the author, who, knowing they were too incredible to be recorded as
facts, wrote them into a fantasy.
About the Author
Linda Williams spent a fair amount of her childhood reading. She especially enjoyed the fantasy realms.
Painting was also a favorite hobby. She grew up in the English countryside and from her late teens
travelled widely and lived in a number of different parts of the world: India, Europe and Africa.
She survived the hippy days, married, had children and went on seeking answers to the perennial
questions in such varied locations as British universities, Himalayan villages, and South Africa
during the struggle against apartheid. She eventually found what she was seeking, in the person
of an extraordinary lady, who gave her a profound inner awakening and understanding of subtle
subjects. She has lived in India for nearly ten years, and has an intimate knowledge of Indian
history and legends. This trilogy, of which "The Keys of Wisdom," the first part, is a western
person’s fantasy based on some of the timeless tales of India - and a lot which is part of a
powerful new tradition, as well.