WELCOME TO ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens                                                                             Carl Jung . INTRODUCTION 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 ...
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CHAPTER ONE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Gaming, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage PROLOGUE  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 ...
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CHAPTER TWO

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
  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 had ...
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THE MYSTERIOUS STORY BEHIND THE STORY

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To access all articles posted on this blog click on the link at: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . PART ONE Of Ten Parts in the eBook HOW IT CAME Introduction What has happened in my life during the last five years has been truly extraordinary. Perhaps 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 future readers of the Elysium's Passage series to understand why the books are ...
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ROPE IN A COPY OF ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To access all articles posted on this blog go to the link https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage    Last June (2017) the first book in the Elysium's Passage was almost ready for publication but after I received a one-off copy for final review and approval, I felt it still required more work. So I went back to editing and revising The Summit most every day for another eight months of very hard work. This is a rather deep novel and I needed to untangle varioius components so it would ...
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PROLOGUE TO THE SERIES

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . . PROLOGUE  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 ...
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NOTES FROM ELYSIUM

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . There are a number of quotes below that are part of the Elysium's Passage series which have recently been posted on my Twitter site at https://twitter.com/Neil1113 I will be adding to these from time to time. In the future there will also be several original quotes taken directly from the narratives in the series.  Please feel free to copy and paste these quotes and forward on to others. However, I would prefer you don't crop them, since in ...
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GREAT PHILOSOPHERS PHILOSOPHERS DON'T KNOW ABOUT

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more posts go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . There are two philosophers I have quoted below, although I'm not sure if the term philosopher is the most appropriate. They were more than can be captured in just a word or two, as you might agree after reading these brief life summaries and selected quotes. One was a renown Swedish scientist and seer, the other an Armenian esoteric mystic and yet both were much, much more. The reason I created this post is because their ...
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READER REVIEWS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE READER REVIEWS . I'm pleased to have received the first reader reviews on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. Each are Five Stars!!!!! Thanks to the reviewers. Also, I've included other reader comments along with exerpts from two professional reviews. Amazon.com Reviews "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…" _______________________________________________________________ "A delightful mix of fantasy, reality, conjecture and ...
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PHYSICISTS' QUOTES

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To access all articles posted on this blog go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . PHYSICISTS' QUOTES ____________________________ 20TH CENTURY 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 series and so I have included these along with several others.   . . Max Planck 1858-1947 Nobel Prize in Physics (1918) Science cannot ...
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BE SMARTER

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger; who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.             Imagination is more important than knowledge.                                      ...
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WHAT IS ELYSIUM?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To access all articles posted on this blog click on the link on: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . WHAT IS ELYSIUM? . Elysium is described by Homer, Hesiod, Virgil and many other poets as the mythological paradisiacal plains reserved for deceased heroes. The name may have its origins with the Greek verb eleuthô, meaning release for the souls of heroes and virtuous men.  Some traditions considered this a realm of the netherworld, others certain eastern islands in the Aegean Sea, and later, a place by the Black ...
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WHAT'S THE MATTER

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
See more blog posts at: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . It is difficult for the matter of fact physicist to accept the view that the substratum for everything is of mental character. But no one can deny that mind is the firstand most direct thing in our experience and all else is remote inference.                                                                   ...
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WHO ARE YOU?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
See more blog posts at: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man.                            William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2   The problem, however, is how can you be true to yourself when you don’t even know who you are or what you are? The maxim, Know Thyself, was on the inscriptions ...
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WHICH IS IT, PLATO OR ARISTOTLE?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
See more blog posts at: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  THE ONE IN THE MANY AND THE MANY IN THE ONE  THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS Roman fresco by Raphael Scuola di Atene, Italian Renaisance 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 the vertical transcendence of all that is. Aristotle, however, is more ...
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I'M HOT

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
-- or maybe not. Just cool. Real cool... especially this last winter. (If you want to see cool, go to the end of this post.) But my new book is HOT... hot off the press. So light my fire and get your copy of Elysium's Passage: The Summit. You'll like it. No, you'll love it! How do I know? Because really smart people like you do. That's why you read these posts... right?  So where can you buy this literary gem? Thought you'd never ask. If you ...
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WHAT'S TO FEAR?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Business, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
See more blog posts at: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage   The only thing we have to fear is fear itself American President Franklin D Roosevelt during his campaign in 1932   But why should we fear fear since this too is fear? Maybe it would have been better to use some other word rather than fear, but I can’t think of anything quite as catchy. Saying the only thing we have to be concerned about is worry doesn't do it... and so Roosevelt made his point most convincingly. In ...
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MOUNTAIN PHOTOS (ONE)

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Writing and Speaking
To access more blog posts on this site click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . 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 15 years. That's me. Made it 1300 metres to the peak of Mount Kidd, Kananaskis. Still able to do a few jumping jacks on the summit. Pics above and below: I wasn't sure if I'd be able to make it across a ...
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HOW OLD ARE YOU -- REALLY?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage The Soul passes from form to form; and the mansions of her pilgrimage are manifold.Thou art old, O Soul of Man; yea, thou art from everlasting.                                                               Book of Hermes Every soul… comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous ...
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WE NEED TO TALK

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
What is it?  Whatever it might be, it seems something or someone was on my trail. If we allow our imagination, we may see it as an orb from interdimensional space looking for some crazy person to take a picture of it. And yet I don't recall anything whizzing by that day while climbing in the mountains. But let's keep an open mind -- that doesn't mean something wasn't there. Obviously I don't I see what cats and my digital camera ...
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