A Mystical Epic

by Alex Andor Skanavis



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/5/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781466915343
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781466915367
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781466915350

About the Book

Gaia is a poem of epic proportions following the
journey of specially designed creatures for repairing
the earth after an unknown cataclysm leaves the crust in
ruins. Written entirely in rhyme, with alternating verses of
sonnets and original meters, the interlocking words refl ect
a connection with all life, as inspired by Terence McKenna,
Eastern philosophy, and the modern rise of visionary art.
The result is a psychedelic odyssey through mind-bending
landscapes and clues to the earth’s collapse, all the while
catapulting the imagination through other dimensions. As
the quest accelerates, they are taken out of body and mind
and into the spirit world. Fifty chapters comprise this fi rst
poem book in the series, later to be revisited in the second
book Galaxia.

About the Author

Alex Andor Skanavis began writing fiction at the age of six and currently attends the University of Wisconsin–Madison for creative writing. Following his Greek ancestry, Alex has been inspired by Homer, Heroditus, and the Latin poet Ovid. When he is not writing poetry, he can be found editing and writing his philosophy blog “Navigate Greatly” ( and his poetry blog “Word Mandala” ( He currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin.