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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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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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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PHILOSOPHICAL QUOTES

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  . There are two philosophers I have quoted below although I'm not sure if philosopher is the appropriate term for them, as you may agree after reading these short summaries. One was a renown Swedish scientist and seer, the other an Armenian esoteric mystic, yet they were both much, much more than that. The reason I created this post is because both greatly influenced and informed my thinking after years of study, and so it was natural ...
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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
. 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 life.          ...
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THE RUSH IS ON

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Last June (2017) it was ready for publication but after I received a one-off copy for final review and approval, I knew it still required more work. So I went back to editing and revising The Summit for another eight months of very hard work most every day. This is a rather deep novel and I needed to untangle varioius components so it would be more reader-friendly and hopefully more entertaining. .Though The Summit may not be perfect, but I think it is excellent in ...
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GET SMART

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
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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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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A HIGHER CALLING

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
A pilot glanced outside his cockpit and froze. He blinked hard and looked again, hoping it was just a mirage. But his co-pilot stared at the same horrible vision. "My God, this is a nightmare," the co-pilot said. "He's going to destroy us," the pilot agreed. The men were looking at a grey German Messerschmidt fighter hovering just three feet off their wingtip. It was five days before Christmas 1943, and the fighter had closed in on their crippled American B-17 ...
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I HAD A DREAM

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
I had a dream, which was not at all a dream - Lord Byron . There was a time several years ago I would pay attention to my dreams. And funny thing, I found when I did this, they seemed to pay attention to me, or at least they seemed to be there for me. All that was required of me was to intend to remember them when I awoke. And so, first thing in the morning after getting out of bed, I ...
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AUTHOR'S PICTOGRAPHY

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Business, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
This is a very brief summary of some of the important events and people in my life.  I was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1949. My father served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Britain during WWII before passing away from cancer in 1951. See more WW2 pictureson    In 1952 my mother and I moved to Whitehorse, Yukon where she worked at a native school for a few years. There was little pay, other than being provided room and board ...
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WHAT LOVE HAS TO DO WITH IT

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . You can't blame gravity for falling in love.                                             Albert Einstein . Who can give law to lovers? Love is a greater law unto itself.                          Boethius 470-524 (De Consolatione Philosophiae) The Elysium's Passage series has many themes, but perhaps none greater than love. Though there are countless ...
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THE WAY UP IS DOWN

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek - Joseph Campbell Failure is a greater teacher than success - Clarissa Pinkola Estés  Recently I was thinking about how we all experience failure from time to time and yet not realize how much we can learn and benefit from the experience. At times its feels like a huge loss, but mostly failures are minor setbacks. As Joseph Campbell seems to suggest in the quote above, the cave we fear may contain ...
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UPDATES

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For those readers wishing to keep pace with the progress being made with the book series, I will continue to update my progress on this post. There's still much to do as I continue to revise and edit the second book before proceeding to the third.  If you are interested in purchasing the first book THE SUMMIT, it is now available through Amazon in softcover, hardcover or eBook. Click below for details July 2, 2018 I am now active on Twitter. For those interested, my ...
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