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                                                                ...
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DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Computers and Technology, Relationships, Finance, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Food and Drink, Writing and Speaking
For more postings, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage                          April 1 2020 I'm going to be controversial and give some context to all the fear that has gripped so much of the world. First, let me say that caution is a good thing. It can save our lives. Fear, however, is good for nothing and doesn't solve anything but put us in paralysis, just as Franklin stated. Make no mistake, fear is suffering. When we allow it, ...
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DAWNING OF THE AGE OF AQUARIUS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment
For more blog posts go to www.elysiumspassage.com     I don't follow astrology or have much interest in the topic but that doesn't mean it might not have significance, even if my professors didn't teach it in my philosophy classes. I'm open-minded, yet still remain a bit skeptical. ... maybe like the famous sci-fi writer, Arthus C Clarke. In any case, I understand that this alleged Age of Aquarius is no longer 'dawning' but that we have moved into this new 2,000+ year ...
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DIMASH... ART, SPLENDOR AND BEAUTY

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement
For more ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage   DIMASH KUDAIBERGEN________________________ PULCHRIDUDO SPLENDUS VERITUSBeauty is the Resplendence of Truth . In this post, I'd like to introduce Dimash Kudaibergen from Kazakhstan. He is very popular in Russia and China, but the West is slow in discovering him. So if you haven't heard of him before, or more importantly, heard him yet, click on the following links. The vocal teachers and critics I've listened to on YouTube have no criticism to offer, other than to say ...
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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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EINSTEIN'S SECRET LOVE LETTER

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
For more posts on this Elysium's Passage blog site, go to www.elysiumspassage.com Disclaimer: This letter came to me recently from what I consider to be a reliable newsletter. As much as I'd like to believe it, there's a question in my mind as to whether it is legitimate. Checking into it.   In the late 1980s, Lieserl, the daughter of the famous genius, donated 1,400 letters, written by Einstein, to the Hebrew University, with orders not to publish their contents until two ...
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BLUE SKIES... FROM NOW ON

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
                     To access more posts go to www.elysiumspassage.com  BLUE SKIES Nothing but blue skies from now on? But where do you find "nothing but blue skies?" There seems to always be some clouds drifting in or popping up out of nowhere. Just like life. Speaking of which, how many clouds do we attract into our lives just by thinking of cloudy thoughts. You know, the grey clouds of fear and worry; the thunder clouds of ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES MARCH 2020

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement
Note: There is only one post for March since the host site was down for upgrades  March 1, 2020 G. I. Gurdjieff lived his early years in the Transcaucasia region which had a rich ethnic mix comprised of Georgians, Armenians, Kurds, Greeks, Turks and Russians. At the age of fifteen, he set out to wander the world, gleaning whatever ancient wisdom he could in scattered Sufi ashrams, Christian churches, Buddhist temples and assorted mystery schools across central Asia, Egypt, Rome, Iran, Russia and ...
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A HIGHER VISION

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE blog posts, click www.elysiumspassage.com   A HIGHER VISION One of the major themes in Elysium’s Passage novel series is, "Come further up, Come further in." If you are familiar with C.S. Lewis' works, you may recognize this phrase from what was cried out by the characters as they ran further up and further into the New Narnia, as described in The Last Battle, the concluding book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. As we each ascend our Mountain further up ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES FEBRUARY 2020

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
 For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage       February 1, 2020 February 1, 2020 This is the proposed cover for Elysium's Passage: Quantum Leaps, the third book of ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE Novel Series which will soon be published. Below is a short introduction to the latest of the ongoing story.       I've inserted a couple of excerpts from the book to give readers a flavour for the content of the book. However, there are also many exciting action scenes throughout the book which build-up to the ...
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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 the imagination, leaving one anxious to get to the next page drawing you into his exceptional ...
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WHAT IS ART... PICTURE THIS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
The above excerpt is taken from Chapter 17 (What do I know?) in Elysium's Passage: The Summit, the first novel in the novel series.  To provide a fuller discussion of creative expression within the dynamic of essence and form, I have included more of his dialogue below: 'I could go a bit further with this analogue and say...’ ‘That’s okay Eli,’ I said smiling, ‘I get the picture… with or without the frame.’ ‘Maybe you do,’ he said, ‘but allow me to stretch the ...
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IS FREE WILL FREE?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  Not too surprisingly, there has been much debate over the last hundred years on whether our actions are predetermined or if we actually have free will. Determinism comes in many forms, including physical determinism, logical determinism, theological determinism, etc. Likewise, opponents of determinism often agree that free will is not all that free when it comes to lower orders of consciousness. We consider the idea of reacting to be more mechanistic that our concept of responding, ...
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A VOICE IN THE NIGHT

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
ALL AND NOTHINGNESS: A VOICE IN THE NIGHT "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."                                                             Genesis 1-2 (KJV) Even since a ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES JANUARY 2020

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For other posts on this blog go to www.elysiumspassage.com  January 25, 2020 One of the major themes in Elysium’s Passage novel series is, “come further up, come further in.” If you are familiar with C.S. Lewis' works, you might recognize this phrase from what was cried out by the children as they ran further up and further into the New Narnia, as described in The Last Battle, the concluding book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. As we each ascend our Mountain further ...
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WHAT IS HAPPINESS?

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more posts on this blog go to www.elysiumspassage.com  What if we as adults, could recapture this same innocence of pure joy, just as these children in the picture express... and, hopefully, as many of us did in our earliest years? If we think we can’t return to this happy state, then why not? It appears Albert was having a good time.   A recent survey in North America revealed that the average adult lives with negative emotions 70% of the time. I ...
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ARE YOU A SKEPTIC?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Are you a skeptic? Me too... except when I'm not. But what does it mean to be a skeptic? I suppose it depends... skepticism can mean different things to different people. Perhaps a fixed state of mind, or just seeing an occasional red flag. James, the philosopher in Elysium's Passage: The Summit, prides himself in being a skeptic, if not a bit of a cynic at times. However, while on the Summit, he is challenged to examine what his underlying motives are ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES DECEMBER 2019

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog posts go to: www.elysiumspassage.com  December 1, 2019 This post is on friendship, and since I've been blessed to have many close friends, there's much I could say on this topic. A number of these go back from when I was just 20 years old, which is very long time ago. Interestingly, a number of former friends have recently come back into my life as a result of a high school class reunion a couple of years ago. In most cases, ...
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A HIGHER CALLING

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To acces other blog posts go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage       Maybe its because my father, above, was fighting with the RCAF during WW2, but I really like this story. I hope you will too. NGM An American pilot glanced outside his cockpit and froze. He blinked hard and looked again, hoping it was just a mirage. But his co-pilot stared at the same horrible vision. "My God, this is a nightmare," the co-pilot said. "He's going to destroy us," the pilot agreed. The ...
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FORGIVE QUICKLY

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
For more blog posts, go to www.elysiumspassage.com  What I love about James Dean is his simple, matter-of-fact practicality. He had it all, good looks, a movie star, money and women such as Marilyn Monroe, and yet he wasn't shallow. Though he died in an automobile accident at just the age of 24, he possessed wisdom far beyond his years. These words are probably not what you would hear from Aristotle or any other great philosopher, yet to me they seem remarkably life-affirming. ...
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