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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DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Computers and Technology, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To read the post on love, go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/what-love-has-to-do-with-it  It contains an indepth examination of the topic of love which is a whole lot more that just a discussion about romantic love. Again, the post contains some very interesting dialogue scenes from ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT. In fact most of this post is from the novel. For a list of more blog postings you may wish to read, go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage     ____________________________________________________________________________ In this new post I will feature a DAILY MESSAGE every day ...
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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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COMING SOON: SURREAL ADVENTURES

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Communications, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: SURREAL ADVENTURES is the second novel in the ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE novel series. The projected release date is this summer of 2019 and will be the first sequel to ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT which was published in spring of 2018. Details of the hard copy or eBook may be viewed online at Amazon:           The plot of SURREAL ADVENTURES continues where THE SUMMIT leaves off. The narrative becomes even more intriguing with its ...
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HOW CONSCIOUS ARE YOU?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  CONSCIOUSNESS: WHAT IS IT? . Where does one even begin to write on the topic of consciousness? The title of this post asks "How Conscious Are You?" Many might say you are or you aren't; either you're awake or you're asleep. Exactly! And yet how many think they are awake when in actuality they go through life in what is effectively a soul slumber. Furthermore, how address the topic of consciousness unless there is at least a rudimentary ...
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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 The following excerpts are among the first reviews of Elysium’s Passage: The Summit. Some are Amazon Five Stars reviews along with excerpts from two professional reviews (Blue Ink and Clarion). Also note the full reviews after these excerpts.  "A delightful mix of fantasy, reality, conjecture and humour; Mr. Meyers draws the reader into the story with a gentle narrative that captures imagination, leaving one anxious to get to the next page drawing you into his exceptional world.” “Excellently ...
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NOTES FROM ELYSIUM ONE

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 and Instagram @meyersneil 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 ...
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NOTES FROM ELYSIUM TWO

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage    This is the second posting of NOTES FROM ELYSIUM. Several more 'notes' will be added in the future. Regular postings can be viewed on Twitter https://twitter.com/Neil1113 and Instragram at meyersneil To order a copy of Elysium's Passage: The Summit in hard copy or eBook, click on: _________________________________________________________________ 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 ...
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WHAT IS ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE ABOUT?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Business, Book Reviews
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  View the Introductory video at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXpzFH6VNMQLOtqOK2SrXpg    WHAT IS ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE ABOUT?   I’m often asked what the Elysium’s Passage series is supposed to be about. Apart from giving away the intriguing plot, I sometimes find it difficult to provide a simple answer to this question. I supposed there are a variety of possible answers to what the central theme and supporiting themes might be.  Throughout the five novel sequels we find a range of implicit and explicit themes that are ...
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WHAT IS A HOLON?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
For more blog posts go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage Thought is creating divisions out of itself and then saying they are there naturally. The true state of affairs in the material world is wholeness. If we are fragmented, we must blame ourselves.Physicist David Bohm, Fellow of the Royal Society If you are wondering what a Holon is and where you can find one, you may be surprised you don't have to go very far to find it. You are a Holon -- as is ...
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MERTA LECTURE SERIES ON YOUTUBE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
For more blog posts go to https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . DR JAN MERTAMcDOUGALL CENTRE LECTURE SERIES All videos of Jan's talks are available for viewing on YouTube. Some have better sound quality than others. I would recommend beginning with 1) Mind, Body and Soul, 2) Freedom, 3)The Soul and Workplace, 4) Life After Death. 5) Questions, (this last talk was given shortly after he had a stroke in 2006. His words are sometimes difficult to understand but it is worth listening to anyway but ...
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DR JAN MERTA

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
All articles posted on this blog are available at https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassageor go to www.elysiumspassage.com for website articles and Amazon book site  JAN MERTA DE VELEHRAD 1944 - 2010  About five years ago, my friend Dr Jan Merta inspired me to begin writing some of my intellectual/spritual thoughts. And so I did. Now, to my surprise, the writings have turned into four novels (so far) that I decided to call the Elysium’s Passage series. You may also read the first part of the back story regarding the inception of ...
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'WHERE WE GOING, MAN?'

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
For other blog posts on this site go to : https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage     "Where we going, man?" . Perhaps that's what we need to keep asking ourselves:"Where we going?" However, I'm not sure if the specifics of where we're going is all that important since plans keep changing as do we. But at least it's true that "we gotta go" if we're going to get anywhere. So even if there isn't any one destination "we gotta go" to, we still need to consider which the direction ...
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'IT'S A MIRACLE, DAMMIT'

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage For the topic of miracles, I have chosen an imaginary depiction of the atom. What greater evidence could there be for miracles than the invisible subatomic world, the substratum for our supposed material reality.  The topic of miracles is both fascinating and challenging since it goes contrary to our secular Western culture that tends to dismiss anything that claims to transcend materialist presuppositions. The orientation is: I'll believe it when I see it, rather than I ...
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BUY THIS BOOK... IT'S A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage or the Elysium's Passage website at www.elysiumspassage.com  Buy this book!    ---- it’s a matter of Life and Death   No, not just for me… well maybe. But really, Elysium’s Passage is all about life and death – yours, mine and everyone else’s. Perhaps not quite yet, but what topic could be more important to consider while we remain connected with our “mortal coil” to this dense plane of human existence. And so the Elysium Passage book series is about ...
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TWO FACES: THE EGO MASK AND YOU

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage The picture above is a clip from the 1948 movie of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring Sir Lawrence Olivier. Personally, I think Hamlet was being way too hard on Ophelia, considering the sorry state of his haunted mind. He was hardly in a position to tell his sister she had two faces just because she didn’t wish to support his avowal to avenge the murder of their late father. In any case, the question remains, what does Shakespeare ...
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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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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 '  THE SUMMIT   INTRODUCTION . This narrative begins with a most unusual allegory that came to me in an intensive dream one night which, as it turned out, would foreshadow the direction of my future life. The symbolic nature of the objects and environments I encountered reminded me of the allegorical meanings I read of in Pilgrim's Progress. My dream experience had a similar quality to it: the most provocative interpretative expression of my life up to that point, including ...
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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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