6. Transformation, p. 271-273
One of the central themes of the book, is the evolutionary process of humanity. This is seen in many cultures, which describe the transformation of the human form into a being of light. The significance of burning and light is discussed extensively in the chapter, Beings of Fire and Light.
Toward the end of the book, the story of Kim Phuc is told. She was the little girl who was severely burned when U.S. planes dropped napalm near her village in Viet Nam in 1972. A press photographer happened to be there and snapped her photo before rushing her to the hospital. The photo was widely published, and became a major influence to end the war.
Kim was eventually healed physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Her perspective on what happened that day is phenomenal. She was literally and figuratively transformed through the burning process!