Hypnotizing MariaIn this teaching fable, Richard Bach explores both flight and metaphysics. In the opening moments of the story, we meet Jamie Forbes, a pilot who guides a woman into landing a plane safely after her husband loses consciousness. She later claims it was like being hypnotized. Richard Bach, in this his twentieth book, has written a compelling fable about reality and suggestion.Bach explores deep spiritual and philosophical issues in this slim volume. Our true nature, it seems, is not bound by space and time. We live in a world full of appearances. If we stop accepting them as reality, the book suggests, these appearances will cease to be our reality. We enter this world to explore, to have fun, to learn, and to have shared experiences with the people we care about, but most of all to learn how to love and love again.