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The Little Prince and the Astral - Helping Friendly Book Club

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In the spirit of “The Little Prince” himself, an interstellar explorer on a journey of discovery, we are delighted to announce Helping Friendly Book Club will travel to the one and only “Wild Detectives Bookstore Bar” to continue our Quest for SEJNES on Tuesday, March 28th at 8:30PM.  

Anyone familiar with “The Wild Detectives” knows what a great fit this is, and anyone not familiar with “The Wild Detectives,” you’re in for a treat.  (Be sure to check out the interview with the owners and their TED Talk below.)  Who better to search for the Secrets of Eternal Joy and Never Ending Splendor with than Wild Detectives, right?  You’ve got to be a little wild to set out questing for the SEJNES in the first place.

We will be discussing the ageless classic “The Little Prince” by french author Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and picking up where we left off last time - seeking to simplify the SEJNES to such a degree that it not only transcends language, but transcends the rigid and limiting worldview of adulthood as well.  

“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them” ― The Little Prince

Don’t let the pictures and children’s appeal of this book fool you into thinking it isn’t heavily encoded with esoteric knowledge.  This story is a children's fable for adults, with ties going as far back as The Mystery Schools of Ancient Greece.  We will peel back the layers and reveal that there is much more going on here than meets the eye. That's the fox's secret, “it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”   

We appreciate in advance your willingness to make the journey to the Bishop Arts District for this special gathering.  Now that we learned how to charge up our AGAPE with the Blue Sphere Exercise traveling is a pleasure, right?   Friends and first timers are encouraged to join us and especially if you happen to live on that side of town.  We're coming to your asteroid and hoping to create some Dallas cultural cross-froth.

We also appreciate you letting us know if you can make it and following along on the Facebook Event Page where we will be dropping morsels of Secret History to help frame the discussion.  It’s also helpful to have an estimated headcount because they've kindly offered to have a dedicated bartender for us if we think we’ll have enough people.   

I'm looking forward to revisiting this classic story with you and seeing what all we can manage to squeeze out of it with our grownup eyes. Life is enchanted and everything is connected. Come find what you're looking for at "The Wild Detectives" on the 28th of March at 8:30PM.  

Follow your pinecone, "don't dare disobey."

Did you know this book was first published in 1943, one year before Saint-Exupery’s plane mysteriously disappeared and he was never heard from again?* 

* Antoine de Saint-Exupery's plane wreckage was discoveredat sea in 2004. #notrandom.