Catrien Ross

Artist & Mystic in Japan

36 Musings at Mount Fuji by Catrien Ross

36 Musings at Mount Fuji

Catrien Ross

Price: Pay What You Want
ISBN 978-4-902308-04-4
Published by Energy Doorways (May, 2018). In English.

36 Musings at Mount Fuji is a tool for personal transformatiom that can help lift your own creative and spiritual expansion to deeper levels of awareness.

The ebook’s practical insights are drawn from the author’s own personal experiences of living in Japan for the past twenty-five years.

Catrien Ross is an author, sudden artist and natural mystic who lives in the Japanese countryside, in a 300-year-old minka in the mountains, and iconic Mount Fuji is part of her daily life. So she pairs each inspirational chapter with a different image from 36 Views of Mount Fuji, the famous series of Japanese woodblock prints by the ukiyo-e artist, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).

The attractive pairing of 36 meaningful musings with 36 well-known views has yielded an enriching ebook that offers transformational insights as well as a nod to the artistic traditions of old Japan.

CELEBRATION OFFER: To celebrate the enduring power of Mount Fuji, this ebook is priced as Pay What You Want, at or above the minimum of $1.00 (one USD). You decide what you want to pay and set your own original price.

Still I Dream of Java by Catrien Ross

Still I Dream of Java

Catrien Ross

Price: 2,484 JPY
ISBN 978-4-902308-02-0
Publication by Energy Doorways (Autumn, 2018). In English.

Still I Dream of Java by Catrien Ross looks at a dying Dutch East Indies through the eyes of Oty, the author’s beloved Tante (Auntie) Oty, who is a young girl when her comfortable Indo life begins to unravel. Oty recalls the brief joys of her early years in Central Java, as well as the astounding resilience and fortitude that allow the women in her family to survive the horrors that follow. The stories – funny, sad, inspiring – often defy belief. And because these are actual events happening to actual people, the author honors the memories by writing her book as a work of literary non-fiction, keeping real names and places unchanged. By interweaving historical and cultural facts throughout the book the author gives readers a deeper understanding of the colonial structure of the Dutch East Indies, and how a way of life as well as so many lives will be destroyed by what unfolds.

Why I Wrote This Book:

In Still I Dream of Java I retell the memories of a beloved Dutch-Indo aunt who grew up in the final, turbulent years of the Dutch East Indies, as the new nation of Indonesia emerged. For more than three hundred years the unique blended community of the Indo people had been integral to that vast archipelago. But as World War II and the Japanese occupation overturned Dutch rule, Indo society, too, disintegrated, never to recover.

I have written my book as a work of literary non-fiction because I write about actual people, surviving actual experiences, and I believe their incredible story, lived in a defining moment for world history, deserves to be told. So the names of people and places are real and unchanged. I have used creative techniques to convey dialogue but what happened took place.

Each of us recalls the past in our own unique way, but my hope is that my book will help in our remembering, and that in our shared memories we honor all that we are.

~ Catrien Ross

 

 
 
Books in Japanese by Catrien Ross include:
Kenjo no Mezame (Published by Energy Doorways in April, 2018)
Hikari no Uzu (Published by Energy Doorways in November, 2009)