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In this painting and text below is what I would suggest is a picture and message of, and from, Jesus. I'm keeping this Easter post short but have provided links for anyone who wishes to pursue the content of this material.
The pictures are from Akiane Krumarik painted at a very young age based on her visions and dreams of Jesus and heaven (which were many).
STORY OF AKIANE
Go to www.Akiane.com (450 Million views) to read her story and view more amazing paintings, videos and writings.
I think her most amazing and mesmerizing painting is her Prince of Peace below, painted at just the age of eight. Yes EIGHT (8).
One boy who had a near-death experience claimed to have had a vivid encounter with Jesus that left an indelible impression upon him and his memory. After he was older, he said he searched paintings everywhere but could never find an accurate depiction of Jesus. At least until he saw this painting when he declared this was him... exactly! Since then, a book and a movie have been produced on his experience called HEAVEN IS FOR REAL.
If you are interested in seeing my ever-growing collection of Akaine paintings, then go to my Pinterest board at https://www.pinterest.ca/neilm.../elysiums-paintings-akiane/A
A COURSE OF LOVE
On this Eastern theme of the resurrection, I have included a text from A Course of Love, (ACOL). This was Jesus' sequel to A Course in Miracles (ACIM) which was scribed 30 years prior in the early 70s). As a long time student of both, there is no doubt in my mind these are his words:
From ACOL (page 225)
8.2 As a man, I suffered, died and was buried. As who I Am, I resurrected. “I am the resurrection and the life.” What I was in life was the manifestation, in form, of the Will of God. Thus too have you been. God is the giver of life, thus life is God’s Will. But with my resurrection, which was accomplished for all, the meaning of life, the reality of life, changed, though you have known this not. The great experiment in separation ended with the resurrection, though you have known this not. For the resurrection and life are now one and the same.
8.8 The heart and mind joined in union accomplished the reunion of the separated self with God. The resurrection was evidence of this accomplishment. It laid aside death’s claim and with it the claim of all that is temporary. The resurrection was witnessed as the proof required, much as proof has been offered to you now in the form of miracles. How could one rise from the dead and others not follow?
For more information on ACOL and to access the partial downloads go to https://acourseoflove.org/
If you are interested in reading my short brief on A Course of Love and A Course in Miracles go to my post BOOKS THAT INFLUENCED THE SERIES on this blog. https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/books-that-influenced-the-series
Certainly, ACIM and ACOL have had a major influence on the philosophical and spiritual content of the ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE novel series.
SUMMARY OF THE ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE SERIES
The Elysium Passage series involves five novels about a young British philosopher named James Phillips who finds himself living in an altered state of reality while still remaining on earth.
After experiencing a near-fatal fall while climbing to the summit of a remote mountain in the Andes, James awakens in a new dimension. He soon encounters two mysterious beings who provide him with a very different perspective on the nature of his existence. Over the next year, before his body recovers from the coma, he is challenged to re-examine his understanding of life’s meaning and purpose far beyond anything he previously believed or could believe.
An engaging and sometimes surreal adventure with intimations of impending romance, the narrative explores the most important questions about life, death, reality and our ultimate destiny.
The Plains of Elysium (Champs-Élysées) was described by Homer, Hesiod, Virgil and many other poets as the paradisiac afterlife realm reserved for heroes. As the title suggests, this is about a journey through a passage that leads towards Elysium’s exciting realm of existence.
To read a sample press review, go to: https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15515775.htm
VIDEO INTRODUCTION OF SERIES
View my first attempt at introducing the series. What do I mean by attempt? Watch and you will soon see. If you know of anyone you think might be interested in viewing this, please pass along by sharing.
ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT
The following comments are among the first Amazon reviews of Elysium’s Passage: The Summit. All are Five Stars! Others reader reviews are included below, along with excerpts from two professional reviews. To read full reviews, go to READER REVIEWS on this blog.
"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.”
"Quietly, gently, and without imposition, the Author unfolds the pages, creating an intricate, interlocking bridge spanning the chasm between mind and heart. Renewing, refreshing, restoring. In my bereavement, it was vigil and light…"
“Excellently written with an exceedingly deep understanding of this world and the next. The characters are very well written and engaging that takes the reader on both a philosophical and spiritual journey, a journey that at times is both disquieting and tranquil. James, a British Philosopher can be irreverent and caustic, traits that should have left me cringing, but instead made me laugh out loud. Elysium’s Passage is a fun, enlightening and remarkable book.”
“This is a masterful fantasy, becoming a real possibility, as the reader is drawn into the story. The Summit leaves you anxious for the next book in the series, yet also leaves you totally satisfied with the world you have just visited. Genius! An exciting, yet calming, experience that is not to be missed."
"There was hardly a page on which I did not find at least one sentence worthy of hi-lighting for future reference. In addition, I thoroughly enjoyed the main character, James, whose personality and passionate verbal exchanges with the other characters, kept me coming back for more. I am reading the book for a second time while I wait for the next one in this series to be made available."
“N.G. Meyers has clearly put a great deal of research and thought into what the afterlife may look like and I like his perspective. It’s an altogether welcoming and exciting vision. The book gives one a great deal to think about and a reassuring confidence that the end of our lives is truly the beginning of life in the next. I highly recommend it."
"I am really enjoying your book, it’s fantastic! It is so incredible and diversified that I can’t really explain it other people, so what I say is just read this book. Thank you so much for the blessings that you’ve given the world!"
“The humour interjected into a serious discussion makes me laugh out loud. Totally unexpected....l may be in the presence of at least a master, if not a genius. A fair ride into reality... seeking that which is unseen, yet absolutely real.”
“An engaging story of adventure embracing man's deepest desire to search for meaning and purpose, N.G. Meyers takes the reader on an adventurous thought provoking journey. This book has substance. It is a perfect blend of adventure and fantasy combined with spiritual philosophy. It ignited my imagination. The author magically weaves a good story laced with wit and humor together with deep philosophical wisdom. This book has it all!”
“An evolution in thought is triggered by many fresh philosophical themes which could inspire readers to re-think their reality and former ideologies that have dictated their lives… the author fires readers’ imaginations to view what could be possible when spirit vacates the body.”
“This is the book spiritual seekers have been waiting for. For me, it granted a great read as well as increased inspiration to live every day with a heightened sense of purpose. I highly recommend it.
“The Summit is capable of hooking readers and luring them to search for Book 2 to discover more about Dr. Philip’s surreal trek into the mysterious unknown universe. This thick book is well worth the read and to share…”
“The Elysium’s Passage series challenges and excites the reader while taking him into parallel quests for truth with the hero, James. It can be a fast fantasy read or a longer deliberation about what is reality or illusion; veracity or platitude. Take the journey!”
“Mind-blowing statements and speculation (‘…everyone is a non-physical thought form conceived in the Mind of God, preserved for all eternity because God’s thoughts never die…’). Many will find Meyers’ journey up the Mountain intriguing—and possibly even life-changing.” (BLUEINK REVIEW)
“In its effort to grapple with fundamental questions about the meaning of life, it raises questions that have echoed throughout the ages, including about where we come from, where we are going, who we are.” (CLARION REVIEW)
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION
BLOG POSTINGS: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage or by way of website.
PRESS REVIEW: https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15515775.htm
Or go directly to the site at this link:
PENDING PUBLICATIONS IN THE SERIES
With the exception of the last novel, the other three have been written but still require more editing before publication.
The following titles in the Elysium's Passage series are projected to be released as follows:
THE SUMMIT is now available
SURREAL ADVENTURES summer 2019
MYSTICAL ROMANCE winter 2019
HE ELIXIR spring 2020
THE RETURN sometime in 2021/22