The Navigator

R 120

(RRP - SA)

£ 9.75

(RRP - UK)

US$ 16

(Surface Mail - Airmail pricing on request)





“The Navigator” is an autobiographically-based spiritual journey by Raymond Kros.

Raymond was born in Cape Town, went to school at Boys High and CBC in Kimberley, after which he spent two years at the SATS General Botha in Cape Town.  From there he joined the British East India Steam Navigation Company as a cadet and later as a 3rd Officer.

His travels exposed him to the various cultures, religions and ways of the countries that he visited. On his return to Kimberley, he worked at De Beers Head Office and then as a mine surveyor and a shift boss. Religion – more specifically, what he calls “Churchianity” – became a problem to him and he spent many years working through the problems caused by religions and found answers through spiritual understanding.

He too found Apartheid problematic and had to come to terms with it and whether he was going to stay in South Africa during those turbulent times. He dispels certain superstitious beliefs, but more than compensates that with a strong understanding that gives upliftment to your life while challenging and conquering the universal fear of death.

“The Navigator” grapples with these religious and apartheid-related anomalies and provides the reader – through many colourful, vivid and often entertaining stories – with clarity of thought and a definitive path to SPIRITUAL VISION.


"I particularly enjoyed the humorous aspects of your childhood and gained great respect for your innate ability to explore challenges and turn adversity into a prosperous and stimulating adventure.

The book will be circulated within our circle of family and friends and I am eager to hear their feedback. The text is both clever and witty and I was disappointed when page 141 was reached."

- Theresa - Creative Director

"The Navigator is an engaging and amusing journey through the eyes of Raymond Kros.

It focuses on his life and personal philosophy, with some particularly interesting thoughts on the role of the Church in the history of South Africa and its effect on South Africa as a whole. The journey through his long and interesting life allows him to reflect upon what he has experienced and what he has seen.

His book may well be useful not only because of the wisdom therein but also because it encourages you to reflect upon your own personal journeys through life."

- Mark