Lee Papa’s start in the corporate world was in sales for the Hyatt Regency Hotel chain, which led to being head hunted by a NY based real estate developer. Lee spent the next 11 years as a key employee working in commercial real estate leasing and management in Baltimore, Maryland. Although, commercial real estate was now in her blood and she loved the art of the deal, a different road in the industry was presenting itself and that brought her to heading up the benchmarking division for a Los Angeles based real estate consulting firm. Her job had her traveling nationally and setting up programs to benchmark customer satisfaction. Understanding there was not a one shoe fits all approach to customer surveying, she embarked on her entrepreneurial journey and started with consulting to serve the customized needs of her clients.
Lee’s first book, The Temple of All Knowing, is a memoir of her several years journey prior to her near death experience, through the completion of the 6,000 square foot Ganesha Center in Las Vegas. The book details the roadmap from personal darkness through spiritual, emotional and physical transformation.
Since the completion of the manuscript the Las Vegas Sanctuary for the Spirit evolved by moving to a downtown Las Vegas location and now offers targeted classes and workshops while focusing on a Virtual Ganesha Center supporting individuals and corporations with programs and a Referral Network with expansive reach for optimal awareness.
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About the Book:
The Temple of All Knowing is a memoir of one woman’s passage from personal and professional turmoil to spiritual awakening. A compelling straight forward and sometimes humorous account of the most personal of journeys as this 40-something woman finds herself in Sin City with promise of a new life, new husband and elderly mother living with her. She instead is uncovered as a central character in the deepest of possible challenges only to break through to discover her authentic spiritual self through a near death experience and a personal mission in Soul City – Las Vegas.
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What made you decide to become a published author?
The journey of my near death experience was so profound, I had to share this information so that the inspiring information obtained could help people navigate their lives in a more fully conscious way.
Would you consider your latest book, The Temple of All Knowing, to be a one of a kind? How so?
Everyone’s story is one of a kind, yet there are always threads of similarities as we are human. This is a unique – every person story.
Where is your writing sanctuary?
Initially it was at a friend’s inn on the river located near Sequoia National Park in California. Now, I can just bring my spirit there and my sanctuary is within.
What do you believe a writer should not do as far as getting his or her book published?
Everyone has their own international guidance and it is not my place to advise what would be the best writing path for them. My advice is to tap into your own internal GPS and see what feels right.
What inspires you?
Nature, beauty, love, spirit, kindness, an open heart, open mind, singing, dancing, my son, my friends, laughter, a sunrise, a sunset, a road trip, a smile. Maybe you only wanted one thing but you get the picture.
What is one thing you learned about your book after it was published?
That people really like it and it is doing what it was intended to do. Help.
Why do you love to write about spiritual things?
I write about things that are spiritually based but that can look like many different genres. I find that it is misunderstood by many. I would like to shed some light on the subject in a more approachable style.
You’re concocting a recipe for a best selling book. What’s the first ingredient?
Inspiration. The kind that rushes through you like a lightning bolt and that makes you giddy.
What’s one fun fact about your book people should know?
After the near death experience, a channel of nonphysical communication was opened with my spirit guides.
Did any real life experiences find their way into your book?
The entire thing.
Aside from writing, what’s your passion?
My son and watching this young boy become who he is going to be. Also, teaching, speaking, sharing information.
What’s next for you?
I am now working with businesses to help them understand conscious business through lectures, training and keynotes. I have my second book percolating for 2015.
Thank you for this opportunity.