WE NEED TO TALK

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Looks like something or someone is following me around.  An orb from interdimensional space buzzing around looking for crazy people to hang out with. As a writer, I have an active (hyper-active?) imagination and would like to think my translucent friend is something more than what 'science' can explain away. But I'm also a realist. Actually, it's possiblity to do both, just not at once. Then again, Einstein said imagination is more important than knowledge. He also said the most beautiful thing ...
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WELCOME TO ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Let's stay in touch by becoming my friend on Facebook: Neil Meyershppts://www.facebook.com/neil.meyers.1 It was almost five years ago while journaling some ideas one evening, I noticed a novel beginning to emerge on the screen of my mind and then onto the screen of my computer. At the time, I was simply illustrating an idea that came to me when the idea turned into an allegory, and then the allegory turned into someone's dream. It was ALIVE!  Prior to that, I had no thought or intention ...
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HOW IT HAPPENED - PART ONE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Introduction This post is the first parts of a free ebook called 'How it Came' which I plan to soon release on my www.Elysiumspassage.com website. It discloses the very strange circumstances on how the Elysium's Passage series came into existence. As look back now after five years, what happened was truly extraordionary. Perhap's that's why it's with some trepidation I put myself out there, since this is a very personal story and not just a little bizarre. However, it may help ...
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THE MEANING OF ELYSIUM

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
________________________ The Meaning of Elysium . Elysium is described by Homer, Hesiod, Virgil and many other poets as the mythological paradisiacal plains reserved for deceased heroes somewhere in the Aegean Sea. But perhaps the best way to explain the meaning of Elysium within the context of the series is to include an excerpt from chapter twenty of The Summit, and allow the hero to explain how the name came about in the novel and what it means: ‘By the way,’ I said, ‘what do you prefer ...
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PROLOGUE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
. . PROLOGUE TO ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE SERIES . Hi, my name is James. I’m a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at one of the universities in London, England. Don’t let that concern you though, I don’t wish to overwhelm you with a lot of philosophical terms, concepts and jargon in order to show you how clever I am. In fact, my girlfriend says I may not be as smart as I sometimes think. Although I know she’s just trying to keep me humble, ...
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CHAPTER ONE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
'  BOOK I . THE SUMMIT   INTRODUCTION . This narrative begins with a most unusual allegory that came to me in an intensive dream one night which, as it turned out, would foreshadow the direction of my future life. The symbolic nature of the objects and environments I encountered reminded me of the allegorical meanings I read of in Pilgrim's Progress. My dream experience had a similar quality to it: the most provocative interpretative expression of my life up to that point, including various deficiencies not ...
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CHAPTER TWO

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
. CHAPTER TWO . WHERE AM I? . I had a dream, which was not at all a dream                                 Lord Byron . I awoke on a patch of dry grass feeling disoriented and dazed, not remembering exactly where I was. And yet, for some reason, I felt more rested than I could ever remember. Curiously it felt as though I had been sleeping for days. Most odd, I thought, considering how I ...
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CHAPTER THREE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
. CHAPTER 3 . STORY TIME . From these depths depart towards heaven, you have escaped from the city full of fear and trembling [17]                                            Rumi .  Before I could find shelter, the rain and sleet had swooped over the summit. I trudged along just below the ridge, searching to find a rock protrusion where I could take refuge. I hadn’t gone very far when I suddenly ...
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CHAPTER FOUR

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
CHAPTER 4 . THE COMPANY YOU KEEP A person starts to live when he can live outside himself                                      Albert Einstein .  I remained in bed for some time the next morning still thinking about my inward identity and who I really was. It weighed upon me that I hadn't come up with a single plausible answer to this basic question, even though I thought about it through ...
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UPDATES

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung For those readers interested in keeping pace with my progress in getting my book published, I will continue to update my progress on this post. There's much to do yet, but as I continue editing the books, I'm about to active my blog with Aweber for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of topics related to the books. I hope to be release a blog every couple of weeks beginning in January, and ...
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INTERVIEW

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Author Interview Press Release JUNE 19, 2017 What inspired you to write this novel? I had no intention of writing a novel or novels. I was just journaling some of my philosophical ideas over a couple of months. I thought the ideas to be rather boring so I asked my muses for some illustrations and a little humour to lighten things up. Immediately I got an allegory that turned into someone's dream. Much to my surprise, I suddenly was writing a novel. Prior ...
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AUTHOR'S PICTO-AUTOBIOGRAPHY

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Let's stay connected. Be sure to 'friend' me under Neil Meyers in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/neil.meyers.1 This is a very brief summary of some of the major events in my life.  I was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1949. My father served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Britain during WWII before passing away from cancer in 1951. See more WW2 pictureson    In 1952 my mother and I moved to Whitehorse, Yukon where she worked at a native school for a few years. ...
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REVIEWS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
  Through a miscommunication with the publisher, an earlier version of the book were sent for professional review before final editing and proofing. This was a little annoying and embarrassing to me since I've spend five months working to complete the novel and make final corrections so it would be at its best. In spite of this, the reviews were, I think, generally favourable though not always accurate in their representations of what happened in the novel.   BLUEINK REVIEW Elysium’s Passage: ...
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DR JAN MERTA

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Dr Jan Merta de Velehrad 1944 - 2010  About five years ago, my friend Dr Jan Merta inspired me to begin writing down my thoughts, even though I hadn't done this before. Now, to my surprise, the writings have turned into four novels (so far) called the Elysium’s Passage series. You may read the introductory Part One of this peculiar story in my blog post How it Happened. The full eBook on tis will be soon released at no charge in ...
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QUOTES

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
. QUOTES ____________________________ 20TH CENTURY PHYSICISTS EMANUEL SWEDENBORG G.I. GURDJIEFF . 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 narratives.   Max Planck 1858-1947 Nobel Prize in Physics (1918) Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part ...
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CONTACT

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
                   Author:            N. G. Meyers Phone:            403 201 5884 Email:             nmeyers@shaw.ca Website.         www.elysiumspassage.com  Facebook:      Elysium's Passage Book Series  
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MY MOUNTAIN PHOTOS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Writing and Speaking
I've posted a few sample photos of what I enjoy doing when not writing the Elysium's Passage series, Mostly these are from my mountain climbing ventures in western Canada over the last 12 years. Also I enjoy spending time at my land and cabins in the foothills SW of Calgary. I will soon open new photo files, including those of my cabin in case anyone wishes to join me there for a brew of coffee. That's me. Made it 1300 metres to ...
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MOUNTAIN PHOTOS TWO

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
On Temple Mountain Jump! Morning coffee after camping near the lake Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park Lake Louise along the trail to the Plain of the Six Glaciers Cascade sunrise, near Banff. Where I heard 'the voice' in the middle of the night, as described in Elysium's Passage: The Summit   Cascading on top of Cascade Mountain, 2001 Hiking in Kanaskis with my friend, Dr Nancy Doetzel. We encounted a Grizzly bear on the path. So naturally she wanted me to take some videos of her with ...
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MOUNTAIN PHOTOS THREE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
We're on top of it Near Emerald Lake Where I took my morning show in the Plain of the Six Glaciers. Yes, it was cold, very cold Where I dine after climbing. Care to join me? Prince of Wales dining room. Waterton National Park In front of the Prince of Wales The Prince of Wales. Not me, the building Moraine Lake, Banff National Park. With Dan and Curtis, still standing after a long day of scrambling Mount Temple  Dan and me on the way up to Mount ...
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MY CABIN PHOTOS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
The following pictures were taken on my14 acres of land where I have two cabins located about 60 km SW of Calgary in the foothills. It has an older cabin at one end and a newer log cabin at the other which my three parnters and I built entirely by hand after cutting the trees down. I've uploaded a few pictures of each cabin and surrounding area. At times I write out there but mostly I read, work or hike ...
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