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 reviews, all Five Stars ***** along with excerpts from two professional reviews (Blue Ink and Clarion). Also note certain full reviews after these excerpts.  "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, ...
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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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'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?" I'm not sure if all the specifics of where we're going is all that important since we keep changing our plans. But at least it's true that "we gotta go" if we're ever going to get somewhere. So even if there isn't any one destination "we gotta go" to, we still need a direction to head towards. ...
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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 graphic 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 and click MY BLOG 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 ...
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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 click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage 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 mean, ‘the face that God gave us,’ and the pesona mask we deceive ourself with. Perhaps we first need ...
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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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THE CAVE YOU FEAR

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
To access more articles on this blog site go to www.elysiumspassage.com . Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was a highly regarde American Professor of Literature who taught and wrote on Comparative Mythology and Religion. He was also featured in several television and movie productions.   His quote: ‘THE CAVE YOU FEAR TO ENTER HOLDS THE TREAURE YOU SEEK’ is replete with meaning. But rather than go into my own speculations on what meaning may be found in these words, I have included a short excerpt found in ...
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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: 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 be more reader-friendly and ...
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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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TWO 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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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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GET SMART

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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