BLOG POST LINKS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
For Elysium's Passage Blog Posts, go to www.elysiumspassage.com or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage   This post is intended to assist readers interested in Elysium's Passage blogs to rapidly find and access over 100 posts on this site. The first section lists the majority of topics without regard to subject or posted dates. The second section lists the first four chapters of Elysium's Passage: The Ascent and the Series Prologue.  The third section relates to personal profiles. The fourth has a number of my photos, including pictures of ...
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WELCOME TO ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To access more Elysium's Passage blog postings:https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-postsor 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 Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage or the host site IMMORTALITY Before passing away in a car accident at the age of twenty-four in 1955, James Dean, legendary Hollywood actor, made a series of prescient statements about mortality and immortality. What's important in his statement is not so much what he said as to why he might have spoken of this just before his accident.   On this topic, another James, the one in the ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE series is ...
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ART OF CONTEMPLATION

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
For more Elysium's Passage Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts to access post links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host blogsite. . Auguste Rodin, the French sculpturer, is quoted in this very profound statement describing art is contemplation. This seems true in the sense that it is not possible to appreciate art without contemplation. This is especially obvious, as he suggests when we contemplate nature and divine “the spirit of which nature herself is animated.” It may also be said that true contemplation is an art. On ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES JULY 2020

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement
For over 100 URL posts on the ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE blog site, go tohttps://digitalbloggers.com/preview/content-and-links-to-ep-blog-posts  to the host blog site at www.elysiumspassage.com July 11, 2020        OUR ENTANGLED UNIVERSE  . I am the one who comes from what is whole… if one is whole, one will be filled with light, but if one is divided, one will be filled with darkness. From the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas (Unearthed near Nag Hammadi, Egypt in 1948) Physicist David Bohm might have been before his time when speaking of the ...
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SOWING HAPPY SEEDS OF GRATITUDE

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more Elysium's Passage posts links, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host blogsite. Seeds of Gratitude -- Harvest of Happiness  As Rhonda Byre states above: "Your thoughts are seeds, and the harvest you reap will depend on the seeds you plant." So then, how do we reap the abundant harvest we wish to have in our lives? One word: Gratitude! Thoughts of gratitude are the seeds of happiness.  This post's featured painting reminds me of the beauty and bounty of the earth for ...
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CORONA VIRUS: SHUT DOWN OR HERD IMMUNITY?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Book Reviews, Food and Drink
For more ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or www.elysiumspassage.com   \ This post makes the case for 'herd immunity', which generally has not been taken seriously except for Sweden and about eight US states that didn't go into lock-down (see the April 22 video post below). This makes for a very interesting story that I wish to pursue over the next few weeks. Stay posted.   I will continue this post as I have more information to add, including updated numbers, messages and video ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES JUNE 2020

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more Elysium's Passage Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts to access post links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  for the host blogsite. ___________________________________________________ June 28, 2020                           CONTEMPLATION Auguste Rodin, the French sculpturer, is quoted in this very profound statement describing art is contemplation. This seems true in the sense that it is not possible to appreciate art without contemplation. This is especially obvious, as he suggests when we contemplate nature and divine “the spirit of ...
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RISING ABOVE JUDGMENTALISM

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement
For more Elysium''s Passage blog posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for post linksor https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for host site                       ___________________________________   RISING ABOVE JUDGMENTALISM  Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged                                                     Matthew 7:1,2 (KJV) I’m not sure if this admonishment from 2,000 years ago ...
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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/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or www.elysiumspassage.com    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 ...
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JUST FOR LAUGHS

by Neil Meyers Relationships
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage        JUST FOR LAUGHS We all know that laughter is good for the soul because it makes us feel happy. So, what things get in the way of our laughter? Likely, it’s the same things that get in the way of our happiness. There’s a lot of annoying things in our lives that might go away if we remembered to laugh, rather than react. We could probably all find a lot ...
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WHICH IS IT, PLATO OR ARISTOTLE?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or www.elysiumspassage.com  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 ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES MAY 2020

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  A SPIRIT OF FEAR OR OF LOVE _____________________________________________________________ It’s our choice; we can love or we can embrace the spirit of fear by believing the narrative of our ego-mind which loves to wallow in the toxicity of the media’s lies while accepting the dubious power-grab of the ‘authorities.’ If we doing so, we forfeit our love, and the power a sound mind. Is it worth it? Of course not. We can be aware of ...
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READER REVIEWS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts  or www.elysiumspassage.com 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 ...
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EINSTEIN'S SECRET LOVE LETTER

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts  or www.elysiumspassage.com   Disclaimer: This letter came to me recently from what I consider to be a reliable international 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 decades after ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES APRIL 2020

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  April 1 2020 WEAR THE WORLD AS A LOOSE GARMENT Most of us, it seems, live our lives closely attached to the world and what it affords us because that's all we know. And so, when something comes along like a killer pandemic, everything in our life feels threatened, including our bodies. We're not sure what might come next and so we cling on to what we have. Even as we get older ...
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BLUE SKIES... FROM NOW ON

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
                    For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage   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 ...
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I HAD A DREAM

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Gaming, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  I HAD A DREAM I  had a dream, which was not at all a dream                                                                        Lord Byron There was a time several years ago I would pay attention to my dreams. And funny thing; I found whenever I did this they ...
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PHYSICISTS' QUOTES

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To access all articles posted on this blog go to https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage or https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts  PHYSICISTS' QUOTES ____________________________ 20TH CENTURY PHYSICISTS . The following quotes by various physicists of the twentieth century are a sample of remarkable statements indicating how physics came to view reality in non-Newtonian, materialist terms. Each physicist is listed according to dates of birth. Many of these quotes are part of the dialogues in the Elysium’s Passage series and so I have included these along with several others.   . . Max Planck 1858-1947 Nobel Prize in Physics ...
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THE EGO MASK

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or 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-consumed 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 ...
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