MultiMedia eBook on Steroids — Cathedral of the Senses — Turns Book/Music Publishing on Its Head

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2011

Cathedral of the Senses is the sequel to the famous metaphysical cult classic, Trick of the Light, which was published by Beyond Words (the publisher of The Secret). Trick of the Light was extremely well reviewed and was optioned by Hemdale Films (winner of two Best Picture Academy Awardsfor Platoon and The Last Emperor of China).

Cathedral of the Senses is a metaphysical novel that appeals to an audience interested in Eckhart Tolles Now Moment philosophy, as well as to people who enjoy the Abraham-Hicks books. Whereas those books are non-fiction, Cathedral of the Senses is both a novel and a MultiMedia eBook that is essentially an album inside a book.

One of the unique aspects of this novel is that it is the first novel with a self-contained music soundtrack. The iPad ebook version allows the reader to listen to appropriate portions of songs written for this book by merely touching the screen. The reader may then download the entire song, or the entire album from the Internet. The songs were professionally recorded and fully produced and included contributions from such industry heavyweights as Mike Lattanzi and Barry Keenan.

One thing that makes Stephen Smokes Cathedral of the Senses so different is that hes a professional novelist and he recognizes that his first job is to entertain. Beyond that, all his metaphysical writing is based on an experience he had when he was 20 years old. Says the author, I dont merely re-purpose information I read from other peoples books. I truly believe I have something unique to say.

What people are saying about Cathedral of the Senses:

“I read the prequel, Trick of the Light. Being a writer myself, I thought it was one of the most inspirational books Id ever read. In fact, Id go so far as to say that, in my opinion, Trick of the Light is a masterpiece. Now that Ive read the sequel, I am blown away. Besides being a writer, my main profession is acting. I love the visual palette the author works from. While dealing with spiritual and philosophical issues in a completely unique manner Mr. Smoke manages to accomplish the trick that eludes most inspirational writers: He entertains the reader! You dont have to be a spiritual seeker in order to enjoy this book. And I absolutely love the music. My two favorites are ‘Diamond Mind,’ and ‘Amsterdam.’” Thomas Morris, actor (Schindlers List, Angels and Demons, The International)

Reminiscent of Conrads Heart of Darkness, set in a world straight out of Tolkiens Lord of the Rings. Cathedral of the Senses is thought-provoking without being preachy. In many ways its a fictional depiction of the popular now moment philosophies put forth by such contemporary writer/philosophers as Eckhart Tolle. John Knoerle, author of A Despicable Profession

Unlike most Western books Ive read that try to describe the Zen experience, Cathedral of the Senses creates an environment for the reader to have his or her own experience. Bernadette Shih, author of Mao A Young Man from the Yangtze Valley, and Ling Ling: The Most Beautiful Giant Panda in the World

About the Author

Stephen Smoke is the author of 29 books (19 novels), including five bestselling psychological thrillers with HarperCollins (Black Butterfly, Pacific Coast Highway, et al.), as well as the socially-conscious Bill of Responsibilities series. He also wrote and directed several feature films, including Street Crimes starring Dennis Farina. His books are available at


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