WELCOME TO ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens                                                                             Carl Jung It was almost five years ago while journaling some ideas one evening that I noticed a novel beginning to emerge on the screen of my mind, and then onto the screen of ...
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UNION OF HEART AND MIND

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
UNION OF THE HEART AND MIND (or the Death of the Ego)   Before examining the topic of the Union of Heart and Mind more closely, I've included a brief dialogue from ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE: SURREAL ADVENTURES. The is the yet unpublished Book of the five part series. After this discussion taken from an excerpt in Chapter Nine, I have highlighted certain concepts about the heart and mind and the problems of the ego's emergence when the mind separates itself from the heart. Many of ...
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DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Computers and Technology, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For a list of more blog postings you may wish to read, go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage March 22, 2019 This quote by Lao Tzu I think speaks very clearly to what I was attempting to communicate in my latest blog post on the UNION OF THE HEART AND MIND. The problem is not he mind on its own, but the noisy ego-mind that has separated itself from the heart. When this happens, there is no possibility of hearing the divine message of the ...
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ENLIGHTENMENT

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Go to www.elysiumspassage.com to view all blog posts on this site Although there are so many wise sayings I could have included to introduce the topic of enlightenment, I have selected some of my favourite quotes. A few of these are my own musings along with a couple of excerpts discussing this subject from the second book of the series, SURREAL ADVENTURES. I trust you will find some of these 'enlighteniing.' “Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment” ― Lao Tzu “Enlightenment will be ...
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CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE...

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
Go to www.elysiumspassage.com to access other blog posts on this site 'The trick,' he said, 'is to relax your mind and allow your imagination do its work. A mental phantasm will emerge, configuring whatever pattern you have envisioned. After all, as I keep telling you, reality is just the manifest essence of thought-forms. And so imagine whatever you wish to bring into being. Remember, imagination is the creative god-force that inspires the creation of worlds.'― NG Meyers, excerpt for Elysium's Passage: ...
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SEX... AND SUCH

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Other posts on this blog may be accessed by going to www.elysiumspassage.com  . Valentine's Day is coming in a couple of weeks... a day I loath with all the expectations, contrivances and inevitable disappointments. So its not exactly on my calender. Neverthelsss, I'm willling to adjust my attitude a tad this year by posting some quotes on love, and of course, sex, to spice it up to attract more to my blog. At first I wondered what more I could say about love ...
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THE FALL

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage    The picture featured above was near where I almost had a near fatal fall off a mountain. I never forgot that! In fact, I felt unnerved by the experience for several weeks after.  What happened is that I took a 'short cut' approach to the mountain summit where felt confident there would be no big impediments. But the further I went up, the more challenging things became where at time I had difficulty raising myself ...
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TWO FACES: THE EGO MASK AND YOU

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Communications, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage We often use the words 'ego-maniac' or 'egotistical' for someone like the young man in the above illustration who is self-consummed and probably a bit of a buffoon. It's almost comical. And yet, the ego's illusion is far darker than that, which is what I wish to explore in this post. provide an orientation to the topic. But first, I''ve included a number of sample quotes on the topic to provide an brief introduction to this subject:  When ...
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BELIEFS!

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Home Improvement, Book Reviews
For more posts go to MY BLOG at www.elysiumspassage.com Beliefs! The subject of beliefs, it seems to me, exists in an untamed territory that can be approached in any number of ways on many different levels. So where to start? There's no shortage of beliefs about beliefs. Just look at the quotes I've included below from a number of revered thinkers, each expressing divergent and provocative opinions on this subject... a good way for us to begin this post. Beginning with Huxley: “Give us this ...
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TO MY FATHER

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
To view more blog posts, go to www.elysiumspassage.com     IN MEMORY OF MY FATHER born 100 years ago . GORDON PHILIP MEYERS1918-1951 . This year it has been 100 years since my father was born, so before it's too late, I thought I'd post a number of his pictures in honour of his short, but exemplary life. He passed away at the age of 33, just six years after returning from the war. I was only two years old at the time, so my memories of ...
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WHICH IS IT, PLATO OR ARISTOTLE?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
See more blog posts at: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  THE ONE IN THE MANY AND THE MANY IN THE ONE  THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS Roman fresco by Raphael Scuola di Atene, Italian Renaisance painter   For centuries Western intellectuals... the ones who influence our precepts and cultural direction, have been divided between Plato and his student Aristotle. What do I mean by that? Take a look at their fingers. Plato has one finger pointed upwards, indicating the One in the vertical transcendence of all that is. Aristotle, however, is more ...
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CELESTIAL LOVE - AND HOW JAMES GOT NUN

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
Go to www.elysiumspassage.com to view all blog posts The third book of the ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE series is MYSTICAL ROMANCE (still unpublished). Though there are several themes that run through the book, the most prominent is celestial love and how things might be different from what is experiened on earth. Yes, the scenes include sex, but offers a much different and surprising understanding to how that occurs. As Swedenborg suggests in his quote above, nothing is diminished, only embellished according to the capacity ...
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COMING SOON: SURREAL ADVENTURES

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Communications, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: SURREAL ADVENTURES is the second novel in the ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE novel series. The projected release date is this summer of 2019 and will be the first sequel to ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT which was published in spring of 2018. Details of the hard copy or eBook may be viewed online at Amazon:           The plot of SURREAL ADVENTURES continues where THE SUMMIT leaves off. The narrative becomes even more intriguing with its ...
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UPDATES

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Communications, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage For readers wishing to keep pace with my activities in marketing the series and the progress being made in my writing, I will continue to update my progress on this post. There's still much to do as I continue to revise and edit the second book before proceeding to the third. For anyone interested in purchasing the first book, ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT, it is now available through Amazon in softcover, hardcover or eBook. Click below for ...
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HOW CONSCIOUS ARE YOU?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  CONSCIOUSNESS: WHAT IS IT? . The title of this post asks "How Conscious Are You?" But before we pursue this question, it would be helpful for us to first understand what consciousness is. So where does one begin? Some might say you either are or you aren't conscious; you're awake or you're asleep. And yet how many think they are awake when in actuality they go through life in what is effectively a soul slumber. If you have ...
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DAILY MESSAGES ARCHIVES/MAR 2019

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog posts go to www.elysiumspassage.com and click MY BLOG  The following quotes are archived from the DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE for this last month. Note the archieved posts for past months. For the currentDaily Message go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/daily-message-from-elysium   _________________________________________________ March 22, 2019 C.S Lewis was no stranger to other worlds. Not only did he create CHRONICLE OF NARNIA that was a world entered into through a wardrobe room, but he created planet is outer space in his science fiction trilogy OUT OF ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES/FEB 2019

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Communications, Writing and Speaking
For more blog posts go to  www.elysiumspassage.com and click MY BLOG  The following quotes are archived from the DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE that are beng posted during the month of February, 2019. Also note the archieved posts for January 2019 and December 2018  To see the latest posts go to Daily Message: https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/daily-message-from-elysium      _________________________________________________ February 26, 2019 What is material and what is spiritual? Can they co-exist at the same time in the same reality? In my opinion they cannot. You can ...
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DAILY MESSAGES ARCHIVES/JAN 2019

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog posts go to www.elysiumspassage.com MY BLOG    The following quotes are archived from the DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE that are beng posted during the month of January, 2019. Also note the archieved posts for December 2018  To see the latest post go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/daily-message-from-elysium     ___________________________________________________________________ January 30, 2019 Rather than try to summarize these provocative quotes on reason from Hume, Pascal and Peron (A Course of Love), I have inserted below two short excerpts from ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT   From the PROLOGUE  Too ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES/DEC 2018

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog posts go to www.elysiumspassage.com  The following quotes are archieved from the DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE post. To see the latest go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/daily-message-from-elysium   These DAILY MESSAGES FROM ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE are from December 2018 Dec 30.18 The quote today is from Emanuel Swedenborg, a Swedish noble, scientist, philosopher and mystic probably knew more on this subject than anyone else and wrote more on this topic than anyone before or since. His contemporary Immanuel Kant didn't know what do to with him ...
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READER REVIEWS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage The following excerpts are among the first reviews of Elysium’s Passage: The Summit. Some are Amazon Five Stars reviews along with excerpts from two professional reviews (Blue Ink and Clarion). Also note the full reviews after these excerpts.  "A delightful mix of fantasy, reality, conjecture and humour; Mr. Meyers draws the reader into the story with a gentle narrative that captures imagination, leaving one anxious to get to the next page drawing you into his exceptional world.” “Excellently ...
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