The Journey Begins

Searching for the Caravan

A Reconciliation with Love, Science and Divinity

By Germaine Parra Avila


Front-Book-Cover“A reconciliation with Love, Science and Divinity” promises a lot. I’m happy to say that achieving such reconciliation is indeed possible as Germaine proves. This is a story of self-discovery, personal growth and understanding, written by a woman who has walked many paths in life, embraced both science and God, and fulfilled many roles. Germaine demonstrates her most profound lesson: that science and faith aren’t mutually exclusive.”
- Joey Yap, Founder, Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics


Searching for the Caravan is a true story that begins in a wholesome, pastoral farming community in the Midwest, characterized by Christian principles. Eventually, Germaine’s curiosity and determination led her on a journey through Europe as a single professional woman, and Asia and Southeast Asia with her husband and children. While spending seventeen years over-seas – France, Switzerland, Pakistan, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Thailand and Indonesia – Germaine encountered a multitude of cultures, religions and otherworldly phenomena that would ultimately clarify her own truths.

Germaine’s experiences – considered controversial and taboo – provoked a journey of another sort where her belief in all things she had held sacred was called into question. Desperate to return to the grace she had forsaken in her youth and to understand the mechanics – the science—behind inexplicable events, she turned to God and ancient metaphysical principles to analyze the extraordinary and regain control of her life. Germaine’s fascinating and courageous story started out as a life review using metaphysical principles as a tool to explain the how and why of her existence, but it ended up as an exploration of the Divine as sifted through Love and Balance.

Searching for the Caravan is an enlightening, real-life thriller that challenges the spiritual seeker and intellectually curious. Germaine invites you to suspend your sense of the every-day normal to suppose the every-day not-so-normal. Her story is a unique odyssey not to be missed.