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The Fire of Karma

The Fire of Karma

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The heroine and also the storyteller, Oma-the initiated name of the second wife of Shiva, Shakti, returned in another body-went to India in December 1986, (with financial aid from Sweden, if I remember well), to undergo a yoga treatment, as she suffered from certain locomotor malformations.

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About the Author

Oma  was born in  Bozioru, Buzau (Romania) on June 18, 1961. 

After she graduated primary, secondary and high schools in Buzau and Constanta, she graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Lasi in 1985, along with completing a course in Greek between 1982 and 1985. She completed her education and training in surprisingly diverse subjects. 

Spending three and half years in India,  she graduated from courses in hatha yoga  in  India at  Serampore, Calcutta; Ananda Ashram,  Pondicherry;  Lonavla  Yoga Institute,  Poona; and Jain Yoga Institute,  Adhyatma  Sadhana Kendra,  New Delhi. 

She was a student of Ayurveda for six months in 1988, at  Arya  Vaidya  Chikitsalayam, Coimbatore, and  at  Kottakkal Arya  Vaidya  Sala,  Kerala. 

She also visited  Dera Baba  Jaimal  Singh and the Golden Temple in Amritsar.  

She returned to Romania after the Romanian Revolution. 


Hathina, Hatha Yoga, Loma-Viloma – a practical course on hatha yoga, published by Porto Franco, Galati, 1993 

Arsita  Karmei ("The Fire of Karma") – a memoir, published by Nona, Piatra  Neamt, 1997, awarded with the National Prize Mihail  Sadoveanu, reprinted in 2009 by Zeit, Braila  

Chipuri Indiene (“Indian Faces”) – published by The Parallel 45, 2001, revised edition published by Zeit, Braila  

In voia vremii (“Be It So”) – a novel, published by Junimea Publishing House, 2007, prefaced by the famous Romanian literary critic and historian, Ion  Rotaru 

Mrejele Iubirii (“Love Spell”) – a novel, published by Zeit, Braila, 2008 

The Fire of Karma – the English version of Arsita  Karmei,  published by Zeit, Braila, 2010

Sobrele  Iubite (“The Smoldering Babes") and  Furtuni  si  Amaraciuni  (“Storms and Bitterness”) – novels,  published by Zeit, Braila, 2011 

Cand  Pronia Ingaduie (“When  Providence  Allows”) – a  novel,  published by  Axis  Libri, 2012 

Cealalta  Fata a  Destinului (“The Other Face of Destiny”) – a novel,  published by Junimea Publishing House, 2012

Love  Spell – the English version of Mrejele Iubirii,  published by  Zeit,  Braila, 2014 

Gara  cu  Trei  Linii (“The Three Lines Station”) – a novel, published by  Zeit, Braila, 2015  

Be It So and The Fire of Karma – novels, published by Author House UK, 2017 

Hatha Yoga for a Quiet Old Age, Without Pain – a practical course on hatha yoga, published by Lucas, Braila, 2018.  Revised and expanded edition published in 2019.

Book Details

  • Author: Oma
  • 323 pages
  • Publication Date: 31/05/2020
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-912655-78-6
  • EPUB ISBN: 978-1-912655-61-8