Schizandra Returns

I did not expect to do this, but this morning’s dream, recent conversations, and months of synchronicities led me to re-release my 2009 novel, Schizandra and the Gates of Mu.

In October 2017, I announced that I felt led to “retire Schizandra.” I originally wrote the book to help people prepare for the energies of 2012, and it began to feel dated as more time passed. A July 2017 reviewer noted this very thing, and I took that as confirmation to take the novel out of print on what would have been the character’s 30th birthday. I figured I might re-release the novel if I ever continued writing the intended series.

I stopped writing fiction in November 2009, because everything I wrote kept coming true. Until I could get a handle on whether or not I was causing conflicts to appear around me, or if my fiction was uncannily precognitive, I felt obligated to stop writing fiction.

I’ve since learned that my fiction is, in fact, uncannily precognitive. Most of the concerns I had about continuing to write Schizandra and the Peruvian Jaguar (Book 2) have already manifested in the world, without my writing them. I’ve also had many more years of proof that my dreams — from which I write fiction and paint portals — often foresee the future by many years, if not decades. This realization frees me to write fiction again, and it also makes me look at my prior fiction in a different way.

In Fall 2021 — two friends who’ve each shared dreams that link into key precognitive dreams of mine — independently requested my last two signed copies of Schizandra and the Gates of Mu. I took that as closure, but both people later reported major synchronicities and dreams related to the novel. As when I first released Schizandra, she seemed to take on a life of her own.

Yesterday, one of those readers asked to discuss my book and its effects on her. She read some passages to me from the end, and I realized, “I need to reread that book, because yes, she’s right, it has MANY clues for right now.”

One thing we discussed was how the Gates of Mu are also hridaya — a Sanskrit word for the spiritual heart, but it also means, “Gateway to the Highest Reality.” I gave her source material for many concepts in my novel — Plato’s Symposium, Plato’s Timaeus, Milton’s Paradise Lost, T.S. Eliot’s The Four Quartets, and I also told her about various Sanskrit chants and concepts I worked into the text. 

She asked me to explain what it all meant, and I said, “I don’t know! I mean, I know, intuitively, but the book was mostly channeled. I wrote it. I edited it. The words didn’t just channel through me, but it came to me in dreams, visions, and downloads. I’d awaken in the morning with conversations in my head, and those became much of the dialog. I can tell you what it means on one level, but I’m going to need to reread that book. I suspect 2022 me will have a much better idea what it means than 2009 me.”

She agreed. 

As we spoke, I realized a lot of the book explores the transformative power of love — especially when each person’s primary relationship is with the Divine, yet they come together as whole people in love with the Divine. Then they fall in love with each other, and the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts.

There is so much occurring now that reflects what people thought would occur in 2012 that Schizandra and the Gates of Mu feels relevant again. When my friend read those parts to me yesterday, I realized, “It’s actually a very good book, very deep, but also well written. It’s not a perfect novel by any stretch of the imagination, but it has value. A lot of my newer clients don’t even know I wrote a novel. I suspect the world is more ready for this book now, having gone through 2020 and 2021.” 

Sometimes my nerdy inner English Major comes through. 🙂 Who knows if this means Schizandra and the Peruvian Jaguar will also come through? I sensed the world needed to reach a certain level of awakening before that second book would make sense to more than a handful of people. In the past two years, many millions of people have awakened in the ways that I foresaw back in 2009. I make no predictions on the release of any of my work, but I know things unfold in perfect timing — even if that seems very different than the timing I intended!

In any case, you can find Schizandra and the Gates of Mu in paperback on Amazon. I might also release it on Kindle once I get that formatted.

32 responses to this post.

  1. Yay! I learned my copy out ages ago and it never came back. Looking forward to rereading!

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  2. Posted by eat2evolve on January 6, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    Oh Laura, have no doubt: Shizandra is a wonderful book! Extremely well-written, and fun and enlightening to read. I think I will reread it now, too, as I have been actively looking for a new novel, and the one I ordered online (Arcadia by Lauren Groff) has yet to arrive!! Thanks for the suggestion! P.S. Last night I dreamed about encountering very large, wild cats on a deep green hillside—a huge lioness, and a gigantic black panther, specifically. And here you are talking about a Peruvian Jaguar? 😉 xx

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  3. Posted by Nikkoale on January 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Such good news! Maybe it’s time to reread “Schizandra and the Gates of Mu. 🙂

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  4. Posted by GrahamTD on January 6, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Not many available, do you mean it is being reprinted? Does it always ship from USA, I’m in UK?

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    • It’s a print on demand book, and it should be available via Amazon.uk, too. I only just re-listed it this morning, so it’s possible that it hasn’t shown up yet in the UK. It can take up to 72 hours, according to Amazon’s message to me this morning. 🙂

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      • Posted by GrahamTD on January 12, 2022 at 11:53 am

        Is it Books Unplugged that prints on demand? Says ships from United States, so hefty postage …

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        • No, it prints through Amazon. I’m in process of trying to get a Kindle version up. I just need to find the original, completed manuscript and have a friend get it all formatted. It may take awhile, but that’s an option.

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  5. Yay!!! I absolutely loved Schizandra and the Gates of Mu. It is my favorite! One of the greatest books ever written. If you know how to read it. 😉 Glad you have decided to bring her back and I really hope you write Schizandra and the Peruvian Empire. 🤞

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  6. Posted by seattle72 on January 6, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    Glad to hear. I found many syncs in the book to my era of high strangeness around 1999.

    Need to take another look!

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  7. That’s good news! I didn’t know you’d written this. I look forward to reading it.

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  8. Posted by Carrie Neiss on January 6, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Yay, I’m so happy Schizandra is back on the scene! I think this is monumental, and we should declare the Gates of Mu open.

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  9. I need to dig out my copy and read it again. 🤓

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  10. Posted by Jess on January 7, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Happy dance! Wooo! (With a mild side of 😬🤠💫) I might’ve actually written a review for it back then. Whew time warp. 💚

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  11. My mind is blown by this synchronicity. I finished reading this magical book on December 29. I loved it! So magical and full of wisdom. I had to special order a used copy (like new) from Europe. Then this morning on Amazon I was so happy to see it for sale. Definitely looking forward to the sequels! You’re amazing. Thank you!

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  12. And of course the story begins January 9th…

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