BLOG POST LINKS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
To access the Elysium's Passage blog host site, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage To copy and send this post: https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts   The following list of URLs is intended to assist anyone interested in Elysium's Passage blog articles in rapidly finding and accessing over 190 (and counting) posts on this site. Section A lists the majority of topics without regard to subject or posted dates. Section B lists the first four chapters of Elysium's Passage: The Ascent and Series Prologue.  Section C relates to personal profiles. Section D has a number of my ...
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THE RETURN

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
To read up to 180 more posts on this blog site, go to:https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts  . ***** SOON TO BE PUBLISHED ***** ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE NOVEL SERIES THE ASCENT - THE SUMMIT - QUANTUM LEAPS - SURREAL ADVENTURESMYSTICAL ROMANCE - THE ELIXIR - THE RETURN . At the end of this post to read is a brief summary of each of the novels THE RETURN . Book Seven... first half . The following thirteen chapters are approximately half of ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE RETURN, my seventh and last novel in the Elysium's Passage series.  I'm posting ...
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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-postsShare this post-Plato or Aristotlehttps://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/plato-and-aristotle   THE ONE IN THE MANY AND THE MANY IN THE ONE  THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS Roman fresco by Raphael Scuola di Atene - Italian Renaissance 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 ...
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THE MEANING OF WHOLENESS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more Blog Post Linkshttps://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts  Jesus said, "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)  The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. From the Gospel of Matthew 6:22 Physicist David Bohm was before his time ...
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BEAUTY IS THE SPLENDOR OF TRUTH

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
The following article is from a transcript of a recent talk given by Dr David Jones, Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary. The Latin phrase, PULCHRITUDE SPLENDOR VERITATUS, Beauty is the Splendor of Truth, well illustrates the following article by Dr Jones illustrates. This is a theme repeatedly emphasized in Book Five of Elysium's Passage novel series, Mystical Romance. Since I'm an aficionado of the Romantic poets for most of my adult life, I asked Dr Jones if I may include his ...
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WORD PICTURE ACADEMY

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Communications, Writing and Speaking
Blog Post Links to Elysium's Passagehttps://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts So what's this WORD PICTURE ACADEMY about?  Vincent Van Gogh dreamed up inspired paintings, but dreaming word pictures can be just as, if not more, creative and inspiring. The advantage of the written word is that it's not limited to the material world and therefore can last forever in one form or another. Oral traditions that have lasted thousands of years prove this. When will Shakespeare or the Bible not be quoted and read? Probably never, as long ...
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HOW CONSCIOUS ARE YOU?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Post links, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or Host Site: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  CONSCIOUSNESS: WHAT IS IT? . The title of this post asks, "How Conscious Are You?" But before we pursue this question, it would be helpful for us to first understand what consciousness is. So where does one begin? Some might say you either are or you aren't conscious; you're awake or you're asleep. And yet how many think they are awake when in actuality, they go through life in what ...
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COMMUNITY: WHAT IS IT?

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 for over 190 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site  WHAT IS COMMUNITY? “Come on people nowSmile on your brotherEverybody get togetherTry to love one anotherRight now.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iww5G24rikU   What does community mean, and what does community do? At the base, community is about relationships, so it is never static and has infinite expressions. What makes for a healthy community, and what makes for a dysfunctional community? Let me share a few simple thoughts and opinions on this ...
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ARE YOU WISE OR JUST SMART?

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 for over 190 post links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site   ___________________________________________    WISDOM VS INTELLIGENCE  Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. - Rumi                                                                                 ...
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CHAOS AND ORDER

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for over 190 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site  ___________________________________________ BRINGING ORDER OUT OF CHAOS In all chaos, there is a cosmos, in all disorder, a secret order.                                          Carl Jung                          _______________________________________ There is so much that can be said about the dynamic of chaos and ...
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THE ART OF BEING HAPPY

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 for over 180 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site  . THE ART OF HAPPINESS (HOW TO BE HAPPY MORE OFTEN)  God shows mercy to everyone, loves everyone, and wants to make everyone happy forever.                                                                                          ...
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NOTHING TO IT

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for over 160 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site    ___________________________________________   May 5.22   ALL AND NOTHINGNESS.   In this post, I look at the esoteric meaning of the concept of Nothingness in contrast to its opposite, All and Everything. Can there be something without the existence of nothing? (Btw, ever notice that nothing is a conjugation of 'no-thing,' just as nothingness is 'no-thing-ness.') But how can we say nothing exists if it’s nothing? Hmm, good question.  So then, it seems ...
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RESTING POINT

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 for over 160 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site    ___________________________________________ May 20.22   WHAT'S YOUR RESTING POINT?   I suppose, when we apply the term 'resting point' to our lives, we may describe it’s the state in which we are most at peace. Or, we may refer to it as the set-point where our soul experiences complete stillness and silence within, regardless of the noise and commotion that might be going on outside. For many of us, our resting ...
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SUMMIT UNIVERSITY

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 for over 180 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site  ___________________________________________   SUMMIT UNIVERSITY   In this post, I have compiled a partial list of books I have read and studied over the years, many of which have influenced the dialogues found in the (yet unpublished) Elysium’s Passage novel series. There is much more time I wish to invest in this post so it will likely take months to organize things including in the list all the authors’ names, ...
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ROMANCE IN THE AFTERLIFE

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 for over 180 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site  IS THERE ROMANCE IN THE AFTERLIFE?. The Elysium's Passage novel series has many themes, but perhaps the most central is about the afterlife. Of course, the novels are fictitious, but some of my real-life encounters over the last ten years have been with those who have passed on to the spiritual dimension. Have you ever wondered if, in the afterlife, you will be with those you ...
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STUPIDITY

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 for over 180 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site  STUPIDITY  There are many different kinds of stupidity, but cleverness is the worst. From the Magic Mountain, 1924, Thomas Mann Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 – 1945) was a prominent theologian in Hitler's Germany who spoke out against the tyranny of Nazism. He stated, most profoundly, that the greatest threat comes not from evil people but stupid ones.  If there were enough people of good heart, evil could always be ...
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WAKE UP, RISE UP... BE BRAVE

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 for 180 blog links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site  If you want to be wrong, follow the masses – Socrates. WAKE UP... RISE UPBE BRAVE and FOLLOW THE TRUTH So, what have we, the masses, got wrong in the last couple of years of COVID hysteria?  It's more like what our trusted authorities have got wrong and still get wrong, all too willingly. Here’s a start:  Masks don’t workLockdowns don’t workIsolation doesn’t workMandates don’t workFear doesn't workSocial Distancing doesn’t ...
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BE THOU MY VISION

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 for over 170 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VpSqAcLrDI   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihJAJA4ibEs  _____________________________________________ BE THOU MY VISION In this post, I have revised an article I wrote on this site a few years ago called a ‘Higher Vision.’ With this post, I’ve tweaked the idea of vision with the theme of Be Thou My Vision as we move into this year with hopes and expectations of something better than what many of us experienced in 2021. As we leave ...
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WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN AGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for over 170 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site  COMING SOON: THE GOLDEN AGE   Crystal Blue Persuasion(At last, 52 years later)Tommy James & The Shondells Lyrics Look over yonderWhat do you see?The sun is a-risingMost definitely A new day is comingPeople are changingAin't it beautiful?Crystal blue persuasionBetter get ready to see the lightLove, love is the answerAnd that's all right So don't you give up nowSo easy to findJust look to your soul (your soul)And open your mindCrystal ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES NOVEMBER 2021

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  for over 160 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site  ___________________________________________   November 27, 2021     Crystal Blue Persuasion (At last, here we go 52 years later)Tommy James & The Shondells Lyrics Look over yonderWhat do you see?The sun is a-risingMost definitely A new day is comingPeople are changingAin't it beautiful?Crystal blue persuasion Better get ready to see the lightLove, love is the answerAnd that's all right So don't you give up nowSo easy to findJust look to your soul (your soul)And open your ...
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