A Russian mind research experiment goes horrifyingly wrong. When a Russian city is mysteriously and silently expunged, thousands are killed, leaving a mile-deep crater. Simultaneously, a US space shuttle vaporizes in orbit and a Canadian mountaintop is ripped away.
Dr. Beau Walker, a discredited former Air Force researcher, sleepwalks through life until the government virtually kidnaps him, hurling him into a menacing adventure beyond his wildest imaginings. Coerced into joining a US/Russian scientific team, they search for the cause of the Podol’sk disaster.
They explore the life-threatening, anomalous crater where scientific laws don’t apply. There, Walker discovers an American astronaut’s arm. They return to SHIVA, a US project of unimaginable advanced biotechnology, biowarfare, genetics, paranormal research, and military intrigue. There, his earlier work on enhancing paranormal abilities has advanced to include the study of Neanderthal – human interbreeding. Neanderthal brains were larger than our own; they thought in symbols and made and used tools – a million years ago! They bred with modern humans, passing on their genes in modern DNA. But did our underestimated progenitors also endow us with psychic abilities and provide portals to other dimensions?
SHIVA takes you on a wild and exciting adventure into this possibility – if it is just a possibility. The stakes are inconceivably high: Uncover and control the cause...or face planet-wide annihilation.
"After a Russian mind research project opens a black hole in a Moscow suburb, researcher Beau Walker is coerced into joining the ensuing investigation. He soon realizes that anomalies worldwide – including the loss of an American space shuttle and a bizarre personal experience – coincided with the Podol’sk singularity. As events escalate, Walker embarks on an epic journey to come to terms with his personal demons, even as he struggles to save humanity from itself.
"In The SHIVA Syndrome Trilogy, the author (a clinical psychologist) skillfully and ingeniously interweaves altered states of consciousness and parapsychology with genetics, paleontology, mythology, and religion to produce a frightening, brisk, and film-worthy story building to an intense climax. The story challenges conventional notions of reality, ultimately concluding that human consciousness extends well beyond the flesh – and offers enormous potential for both creation and destruction."
– Stanley Krippner, American psychologist, parapsychologist
and Professor of Psychology
The SHIVA Syndrome Trilogy is a sci-fi thriller, a mystery that unfolds on a background of myths and religions, biotechnology, military power, politics, and paranormal human abilities… The author’s profound knowledge of this field is shown in the extraordinary development of the story. The descriptions of events and characters are very vivid and engaging. Having the right amount of adventure and romance this crisscrossing genre tale isn’t just a good read, but may also look great on a big screen.
Portland Book Review
“If ever there was a book that richly deserved to be made into a film it is this one. It starts off at full tilt in a secret mind research lab in Russia where experiment goes horrifically wrong, creating a black hole that devastates the city, leaving a mile-deep anomalous crater."
– Brian Allen, editor of Phenomena magazine UK
"Best book ever! Needs to be a movie! Must read for your sci-fi/fantasy library now! The Shiva Syndrome is in the top 10 books of the best sci-fi/fantasy books I have read in over 40 years and I read over 200 books a year!
"It has everything I love in a sci-fi and fantasy in one book and makes it flow seamlessly and naturally. Very scientific, very mystic, very action packed, edge of your seat, who is who, and who is WHAT action. This is a book for any sci-fi fan! I hope a director like Steven Spielberg , James Cameron, or any other great sci-fi director will read this book because this is worthy of a movie!"
– Montzalee Wittmann, Amazon reader.
About the Author
Alan Joshua (pen name) is a clinical psychologist. He has published many nonfiction journal articles and two book chapters. The SHIVA Syndrome Trilogy is a prize-winning science fiction/ paranormal thriller. It incorporates Joshua's paranormal research and experiences with healers, intuitives, so-called psychic sensitives, etc.
This is an award-winning science fiction/paranormal mystery and thriller, inspired by his research and exposure to the paranormal. A thrilling, sometimes chilling, view of tomorrow.
Alan Joshua says, “We have the technology to develop paranormal abilities – the United States and Russia are involved in mind research – but do we have the wisdom to handle superhuman powers? SHIVA shows us the blessings and dangers of the human mind."
Joshua is a practicing psychologist. He has published a variety of nonfiction journal articles from creativity to purported past lives. Always curious about the unknowns of human experience, he is fascinated with creativity and paranormal abilities. This led to his involvement with psychology and research into parapsychology. He has explored paranormal abilities and reincarnation using hypnosis and in-depth interviewing of a wide range of practitioners. It is no surprise that he is a science fiction fan. Asimov, Bradbury, Crichton, Heinlein, Serling, and Phillip Dick have influenced him.