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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 my computer. At the time, I was simply illustrating an idea that came to me, but then 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 of writing a novel. And now, having just published the first book THE SUMMIT, I continue to revise and edit the three other titles in the series. I also find a fifth impinging upon my mind that wishes to tell the full story of this adventure. As its scribe, it seems I can hardly do otherwise, if only to find out what happens next. 


It's all there! It's hard to know how to categorize these narratives, and so I just call them fantasies with a message; in fact many messages on many levels. An engaging and surreal adventure that involves romance while exploring the mysterious Passage that leads beyond this earthly plane of existence. The novel is rather unique in that it contains hundreds of fascinating footnotes and quotes involving literature, physics and everything else you can imagine. You may read a sample of these posted in this blog under Quotes: https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/quotes


The first book of the Elysium's Passage series, The Summit, involves a young British philosopher from London named James Philips, who has a near fatal fall while climbing towards the summit of a remote mountain in the Andes.

While his body remains in a coma, he awakens in an altered state of consciousness just before encountering two mysterious beings on the summit who have very different perspectives on the nature of reality. Before returning to his body in London a year later, he is challenged to re-examine his understanding of life’s meaning and purpose, especially when finding the love that has always eluded him. The significance of these and other events continue to astound and even shock him at times, far beyond anything he could have ever dreamed or believed.


Okay, that's possibly a bit of an overstatement. But then, for some, maybe not. In fact, that's what one reviewer told me. Personally, I've never seen a book quite like this before, although I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing. It's certainly not what I intended. But then, I didn't intend anything.

Some early professional reviews have considered it to be a strange brew of Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, along with Herman Hesse's Steppenwolf and Carlos Castaneda's Teachings of Don Juan. My first book's (premature) professional review compares its style and content to those of these three authors. See the post under 'Reviews.' Although there's plenty of deep discussion, there is also much action and humour throughout the series that may, hopefully, be considered entertaining. 

I trust you will join the ascent as we, in the words of C.S. Lewis, venture further up and further in through the Passage.


To properly tell how the series came about, I've written an eBook that explains the extraordinary events that inspired the series. The introductory segment is posted on this blog as How it Came.

While this disclosure may seem a bit startling to some, others may consider it the amusing fabrication of a madman. That may well be, still I'm not sure I could have made this up or why I would want to. In fact, it seems more a case of where the reality is stranger than the fiction it created. To better understand the context of the circumstances, the reader may wish to first read the post on Dr Jan Merta. https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/dr-jan-merta 

It was through him that much of the inspiration came, even after his passing. If you wish to read more about this intriguing back story, I invite you to email me at nmeyers@shaw.ca and request my free ebook How it Came

You may purchase Elysium's Passage: The Summit in hardcopy or eBook by clicking the link below: 


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This the first in a series of five Elysium narrations regarding 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 about life’s meaning and purpose far beyond anything he previously believed, or could believe.

An engaging and sometime 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 at: https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15515775.htm





The Summit, is now available for purchase on www.Amazon.com and www.Amazon.ca

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



HE ELIXIR spring 2020

THE RETURN sometime in 2021

  undefined   See more of my mountain photos on this blog.