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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 fifth novel, Elysium's Passage: Mystical Romance.
‘That’s why quantum theory stumbled onto something truly profound when it implied the universe was entangled in consciousness. And so it is with us; nothing is separate. If God is one with all that is, nothing can be separate, just as we discussed not long ago: you in me, and I in you.
‘That’s how it is possible for humans in their dense physical state to sometimes throw off their fetters and access rarefied states of spiritual consciousness. And yet these are not special but natural because what’s spiritual is natural. Much of the world’s understanding of what is natural is actually unnatural because it only deals with what’s materially sensory.
‘Everyone, being souls and not just bodies, has the extrasensory abilities of clairvoyance, clairsentience and Clair everything when reaching beyond the confines of the physical senses. At times these are called gifts in sacred literature. And so, they are, but they are not bestowed as supernatural gifts, rather they are natural gifts to those who are open to using what only seems unnatural.
'Things may be discovered, but that doesn’t mean they’re always understood, since that comes from within, not without. Even when something is discovered, it never exists in isolation, but as part of a higher order of inclusive halons that are more encompassing… and so it will always be.
‘Even Einstein is still trying to wrap his head around how he might apply his passion for physics in the infinite domain. But he’s finding it’s a whole new game there where the old laws of physics don’t apply, which means the old school terms of hypothesis, repeatability, predictability, verification and falsification are obsolete in Elysium. None of these explains things any more than the terms of Newtonian physics could explain subatomic physics.’
‘That’s because,’ Eli said, ‘reality doesn’t consist of things and events outside the Spirit, be it here, there or somewhere else since all is as implicitly enfolded in Source. This is a bit like the explicit nature of Newtonian physics being compared to the implicit nature of subatomic physics.'
‘It’s the dynamic of intention and inward affections that drives expansion in this universe,’ Mo said, ‘not static formulas and illusions of objective empiricism. That may seem absurd on earth where subjectivity always wins over calculated objectivity because what awareness is brought to the object affects the object, as is clearly evidenced in the double-slit experiment. As Niels Bohr once said, If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet.’
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 more reasons to laugh if we didn’t take ourselves so seriously. And so, maybe the best place to start is for us to learn how to laugh at ourselves. If nothing else, it might lighten us up more. And why not? In the words of Joan Rivers: “Everyone gets so easily upset about the wrong things. Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It’s all funny.” In fact, as Dr Seuss says: “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.”
I’m sure if we began to look for ways to laugh at what holds us back from laughing, we would be a lot happier. It’s liberating when we become aware of what’s holding us back from seeing all the “funny things everywhere.”
And… if you’re a guy, think of what Marilyn said above. I’ve always found that quote to be good for a laugh. And maybe good advice too! Ha, ha
Perhaps some of the quotes below might help to remind us how important it is for us to laugh more.
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February 14 2020
February 14, 2020
It's Valentine's Day
.... in case you didn't notice as you were shopping. This 'special day of love' might work for many 'lovers', 🥰 and obviously many merchants, but if we are honest, how many of us dread this wonderful day that's supposed to celebrate love?😍 What obligations, guilt and fear come with these 'expectations' of giving and receiving. Then comes the disappointment of being neglected. Or, perhaps memories of a lost one.
I'm not a cynic, but as a guy, here's my take on the situation: Every day should be Valentine's Day or no day at all.
And another thing, what good is all this sentiment if we hate others? You know... those who we think have wronged us or hold views contrary to ours. Sometimes that's the only love felt; the ego's idea of love. It loves to hate... unfortunately, this is all too prevalent in this age of media, social and otherwise. But really, what kind of love is that?
So, if you want to love authentically, give the best Valentine ever! LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, just as implored here by Jesus and Nietzsche. Then you might love yourself better since that's where love starts... from within, from the Source of our Being. That's when every day will become a Valentine's Day.
Feb 22, 2020
But where do you find "nothing but blue skies from now on?"
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 hate and anger; the dark clouds of despair and depression. Besides that, there are lots of destructive clouds that bring tornados and hurricanes, just as thoughts can bring destruction to everyone in the path.
Clouds are like our ego, which is part of us, but not the essence of who we really are. It’s the false self, not the divine Self of who we really are, just what we allow to overcast our lives.
Clouds aren’t the sky, they are in the sky just like our egos aren’t us but overcast the real us. But when clouds are socked in for a long time, we might begin to think they are the sky, just like we assume the ego is who and what we are.
Just as we realize clouds aren't the sky, we need to also realize we are not the ego. It’s only the clouds of our ego that tells us we are as limited by the low-hanging clouds that keep us indoors while raining on our parade and everything else in our life.
Our thoughts, however, are easier to control that the weather. Or, I should say, at least it's possible to control our thoughts, even though it's not easy. The weather, however, is impossible to control.
With a change in attitude and shift in thought patterns, we can often make the clouds of darkness go away. But if we think the clouds are the sky and the ego is us, then we won’t be aware of our power to create the kind of sky we wish to have in our life. It's up to us whether our skies remain clear or become obstructed by clouds. Like the weather, clouds come and go, but we can create a climate where we experience more blue skies than fog.
This analogy leads us to a lengthy discussion on the ego. Don’t get me wrong, the ego is not wrong any more than clouds. We need both. Clouds bring rain, just as our ego teaches us the contrast between union and separation. That’s how we discover who we are. The ego does recognize unconditional love but tells us we are separate bodies in an alienated universe. Our true Self, tells us we are not separated but are one with God; one with ourselves; one with everyone and everything.
But we’re not one with our ego since it doesn't exist except as a delusion. Yet, it’s a useful delusion because it shows us what we aren’t. By refusing to identify with the ego’s ‘voice’, we rise above it' and gain control of our thoughts. Being above the clouds, we can see clearly in the blue skies. Then we finally understand that the dark clouds never were the sky, any more than the ego we thought was us, actually was us. We, we created in God's image as the infinite Christ, the divine Self, the Atman. That's what we are, and ever have been, just as the blue skies we see are part of the infinite sky. That’s all there is.
And that's why...
it's Blue Skies... from now on.
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SUMMARY OF ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT
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 of 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
(ATTEMPTED) INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES
ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: READER REVIEWS
The following comments are excerpts from among the first readers including a number of Amazon five star reviews. To read the full reviews, go to READER REVIEWS on www.elysiumspassage.com or directly at https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/reader-reviews
"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 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. I can't wait to complete this book!"
“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 to 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 humour 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…”
“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)
PENDING PUBLICATIONS IN THE SERIES
The Summit is now available for purchase. 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 available
QUANTUM LEAPS spring 2020
SURREAL ADVENTURES summer 2020
MYSTICAL ROMANCE spring 2021
HE ELIXIR spring 2022
THE RETURN sometime in 2023
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