The (not so) Little Book of Surprises
By Deirdre Hade, William Arntz with Photography and Images by Endre Balogh
A Mystical Journey into the Beauty & Awe of Life,
And the Daily Power of Transcendence Through Surprise!
From Will Arntz, the Creator of What The Bleep?!
What is surprise in your life but an instant opportunity for transformation? A moment that can send you ascending into joy and wonder or spiraling into deep thought and life-changing new awareness.
An eye-catching beautiful and whimsical book The (not so)
Little Book of Surprises brings that home in-of course-surprising ways! A mystical journey into consciousness, an exploration of what touches our hearts, a glimmering reflection on nature and our selves, and plea for becoming our better angels are just some of the touchstones in store for readers as they experience the poetic exquisiteness of this gem.
This rumination on surprise comes courtesy of William Arntz, the creator and producer who surprised, confounded and delighted with his remarkable film What the Bleep Do We Know!? Now he teams with his wife, internationally renowned spiritual teacher and poet Deirdre Hade and award-winning photographer Endre Balogh to create something else quite special.
The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is anchored with Hade’s visionary and lyrical poetry skipping lightly about over the stunning images curated by Balogh. Each breathtaking page creates an emotional resonance with the reader…using surprise as the doorway to transformation and transcendence. The images in the book are part eye candy/part soul candy. They pile on a sensory experience that mounts the sense of surprise page by page.
All of the book’s creators began life in different fields-Arntz as a laser physicist working on “Star Wars” high energy lasers; Hade as a ballet dancer and choreographer, Balogh continues as an internationally regarded concert violinist. And through life’s mystery and surprise, they emerged as something else entirely, which makes them imminently qualified to bring forth a meditation in print on the gifts of surprise. For more information please visit: www.BookOfSurprises.com
Since her early years in Memphis, Tennessee, Deirdre Hade has been an artist and a visionary, writing poetry and conversing with the mystical worlds. As a ballet dancer and choreographer recognized by Robert Joffery, she performed throughout the country and founded the dance ensemble, “Celebrations to the Sacred.” At sixteen, when her mother was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, Deirdre discovered the healing power of light, enabling her mother to live thirteen years longer than expected. As the founder of Radiance Healing and Meditation, Deirdre has guided people worldwide, teaching them to harness their own inner wisdom and healing potential. She is currently writing her story of life as a modern day mystic.
William Arntz started his professional career as a research laser physicist, working on “Star Wars” high energy lasers. He then moved on to software, writing “AutoSys”-an automated job control system currently in use by most Fortune 500 companies. He sold that company, retired, but then decided to make a film: creating, producing and directing What the BLEEP Do We Know!?, an exploration of spirituality, quantum physics, neurology and outrageous possibilities. The film and the companion book, with editions in over twenty languages, were international hits.
Endre Baloghis an internationally known concert violinist, having performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic and eminent musicians Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Horowitz and André Watts. He is also a sought- after photographic artist. The Professional Photographers of California named him “Number Two” among the “Top Ten Photographers” and he is one of only thirty five photographers worldwide to achieve “Diamond” status in the 2015 Professional Photographers of America International Competition.
What’s the magic of surprise? Notes’ Arntz in the foreword: “The ‘You’ before is different from the ‘You’ Afterwards.” And in The (not so) Little Book of Surprises there are 100+ pages of wonderment and surprise-an invitation to be very different when one closes the last page of the book. Potential topics of discussion:
• The Power of Surprise in one’s life
• How to keep life fresh and juicy in surprising ways
• Mastering the art of being surprising to the world
• Making surprise the gateway to your heart