The Book

5stars - 5 Stars (out of 5) is the Average Customer Reviews on for Drawn by A Star

In every language in Africa, the meaning of star is Bringer of Knowledge or Bringer of Enlightenment.

"It is strange to be here. The mystery never leaves you alone. Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world awaits. A world lives within you. No one else can bring you news of this inner world." (John O'Donohue, "Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom")

About "Drawn by a Star"

"In "Drawn by a Star", Irish-Andalucían-based artist and writer Meg Robinson documents with lyrical force an exhilarating personal quest which traces the trials and triumphs of an intrepid South American passage.

Against a dramatic backdrop of Patagonian ice-fields, Chilean fjords and forests, and the snow-capped Andes, we accompany her on a journey to the remote pioneer village of Tortel, in search of a story to make into a film.


An author in search of characters, Meg introduces us to the fascinating people who inspire her along the way – none of whom are as ominous as the Russian tarot reader from Santiago who warns of a looming crisis, nor as intriguing as the legendary Andrés, the Canadian guide with a mysterious past and a magnetic pull.

Having come to find a story, she discovers that she is invited to tell her own; what began as a journey into one of the world’s great wildernesses becomes a voyage into an inner territory of a personal history shaped by the twin constellations of challenge and creativity.

A Captivating Blend of History, Travel Narrative & Spiritual Autobiography

Interlaced with astutely entertaining tales of the difficulties encountered by the independent traveller, as well as informed accounts of the legacy of the European pioneers and the hardships endured by the region’s contemporary local population, "Drawn by a Star" is a captivating blend of history, travel narrative and spiritual autobiography.


An Artist's Tale for Every Seeking Soul

An artist’s tale for every seeking soul, this is a book which brings a dramatic landscape to life and beautifully conveys the experience of mapping a series of inner and outer adventures, which teach us about the nature of love, loss, and the promise contained within the alchemy of transformation." (Book Review by Sarah MacDonald, writer)

"Drawn by a Star" is striking a cord and encouraging and inspiring other people (men and women) of all ages to fulfill their own unspoken or unexpressed needs and dreams. 

A Note from the Author

I've come to see that many of my "lessons" in Patagonia are also the life lessons of countless other people all around the world. Many of us have a primal wound or wounds - abandonment, shame, unworthiness - that, when touched, call, whisper, moan, groan or rage to be healed. This is the story withoun the story that I discovered after my travels in Patagonia. (Meg Robinson)

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