It has been said by students of reincarnation that one chooses one’s parents, a place to live, and general circumstances that one is born into. In that case, when I did my choosing, I must have been distracted because, as a child, I detested the urban locale. I often wished that I could grow up in the countryside, the Wild West, a leech-infested swamp, or any tract of forest dense enough to require Houdini mentoring for a weasel to pass through.

Open book.

The city had its own distinct nature life. In the morning you could wake to the sound of birds coughing. They say that if you drink water from the Fountain of Youth, you will never get a day older. The same could be said of certain sources of America’s drinking water.

The most similar experience to getting lost somewhere in the woods is perhaps getting stuck in traffic rush and suddenly being surrounded by some quite wild and non-civilized sounds and moves.

However, none of these has any of the healing, mending or regenerative effect onto your body or psyche. Quite the opposite, most emotional disbalances or psychological issues of the modern age emerge in this unhealthy lifestyle and habits pictured in the previous paragraph.

And the previous paragraph belongs to one impressive book written by Hebert Flambeau, though most biographical researchers agree that Hebert Flabeau is a fictional name for Josef Graf, the true writer. The book is conceived to be a specific form of a journal or the anti-biography as the author labeled it, but you choose to sort it in the world of literature, it is a unique written story you have to read.

Disclosed book on table at library

Flabeau rejects urban living strongly and goes for a true journey through wild corners of intact nature and through some deep and innocent aspects of people’s souls in an attempt to re-establish a strong connection with nature around him and within him. This book goes beyond merely beautiful literature. It is an educational guide and spiritual manual for all those who strive to establish inner harmony, go back to the natural way of living and have a lot of fun while doing this.