Kissed By a deer

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By Margi Gibb RRP $ 29.95 Travel mem­oir, Kissed by a Deer, is in­ti­mate, true, and ut­terly com­pelling. Margi Gibb’s much-loved father dies and, with her im­me­di­ate fam­ily largely gone, her life is changed ir­re­vo­ca­bly. Im­mers­ing her­self deeply in art and mu­sic, she trav­els to Amer­ica to study the sa­cred art of the man­dala, ex­plor­ing the wis­dom tra­di­tions of In­dige­nous In­dian peo­ples in the process. Af­ter a serendip­i­tous en­counter back in Aus­tralia she trav­els to Dharam­sala to care for chil­dren in an af­ter school pro­gram at a Ti­betan women’s hand­i­craft co­op­er­a­tive. Her un­der­ly­ing pas­sion is to ini­ti­ate gui­tar lessons for Ti­betan refugees. Margi’s bonds with two very dif­fer­ent Ti­betan men, Ten­zin and Yon­ten, change her life in en­dur­ing ways, and she even­tu­ally jour­neys to Ti­bet. Avail­able from www.tran­sit­lounge.com.au

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