The Call to the Desert

A Spiritual Journey of Love, Understanding and Compassion

by Joanne Hutchinson

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/02/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781452501581
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781452501604

About the Book

This is a story about awakening to our greater potential and our greater purpose. Joanne Hutchinson takes you on her personal journey to Egypt where she meets many people and travels to many places to discover more of her real and authentic self. Along the way, she confronts her own fears and understands how she creates her own reality by what she thinks. She meets face to face with disappointment and her own inner critic to find a deeper meaning to her journey and a level of peace that she has not felt before.

She experiences poverty first hand in a village in Cairo. She learns to discern the truth through the people she comes across and is humbled by all those that go out of their way to help her. She sees the world through the eyes of the people she meets and develops a profound level of love, compassion and understanding that is life changing.

Working with the energies of the temples, the desert and her spiritual guides, Joanne undergoes a healing journey that takes her to a new level of awareness, insight and wisdom.

Part of the proceeds of this book will be used fund projects in Egypt that “change lives”. The first project is the Good Samaritan Orphanage in Luxor which is home to disabled children and abandoned elderly people.

About the Author

Joanne (Jo) Hutchinson was born in Auckland and resides in New Zealand with her daughter Hannah. She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and has an extensive corporate background in sales, marketing, customer service, leadership, managing and developing people. Her breadth of skills and life experience make her multi-talented with a deep understanding of both people and business, and leadership from the heart. Her passion has always been people and seeing people grow and develop into their full potential. She led a major New Zealand company to be values based which provided her with the understanding and insight of what was truly important in her own life. This led her to make significant changes in her life and was the start of a significant period of personal and spiritual growth. Honoring her spiritual gifts and talents, Jo founded her own companies; Great Spirit New Zealand and Great Spirit Journeys Ltd. The essence of her work is about helping people to ignite the spirit within. Her work now involves teaching people the ‘spiritual art to life and work’ which is based on understanding the concept of purpose which is the ‘why’ behind all that we do and founded on the timeless spiritual laws. She shows people how to integrate these teachings into everyday life, so that we create our dream life and live with meaning, love, joy, peace and prosperity. Jo is a spiritual healer that channels many Beings of the Light including the Ascended Masters, the Ancients, the Gods and Goddesses and the Angelic Beings of the Light. She also takes people on spiritual journeys to the ancient and sacred sites in the world with her signature tour being Ancient Egypt. And she is an artist. For further details on Jo’s work, workshops and tours, please visit;