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                                                                ...
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DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Computers and Technology, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Food and Drink, Writing and Speaking
For more postings, go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  Good advice from Joan Rivers!  Its easy enough to get upset, since there seems to be so many reasons for it, such as when bull riding. It happens all the time. The question, however, is whether we’re going to remain wallowing in our ‘poor me’ victimhood, hoping someone might feel sorry for us. Probably they won’t, since everyone already has enough of their own 'sensitivities' to deal with without having to take on ours too.  So, rather than ...
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IS FREE WILL FREE?

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  Not too surprisingly, there has been much debate over the last hundred years on whether our actions are predetermined or if we actually have free will. In Elysium's Passage: Surreal Adventures, there is a scene in a coffee shop where the two positions are intensily debated. Arguing for determinism are certain students from a virtual land called the Flatlands. Arguing for free will is Rhom, a ship captain from another age and galaxy. (No one can ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES NOVEMBER 2019

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
For more blogs posts go to www.elysiumspassage.com   November 24, 2019 Tolstoy and Einstein are among the most enduring voices in history that still reach out to us to share their deep wisdom. In this case, they both seem to be saying the same thing, only in their own way.  Another way of stating this same idea of how to make the world a better place is, "be the change you want to see in the world." This is often attributed to Gandhi, ...
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ARE YOU A BELIEVER OR A SKEPTIC?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Are you a skeptic? Me too... except when I'm not. But what does it mean to be a skeptic? I suppose it depends... skepticism can mean different things to different people. Perhaps a fixed state of mind, or just seeing an occasional red flag. James, the philosopher in Elysium's Passage: The Summit, prides himself in being a skeptic, if not a bit of a cynic at times. However, while on the Summit, he is challenged to examine what his underlying motives are ...
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A HIGHER CALLING

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To acces other blog posts go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage       Maybe its because my father, above, was fighting with the RCAF during WW2, but I really like this story. I hope you will too. NGM An American 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 ...
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FORGIVE QUICKLY

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
For more blog posts, go to www.elysiumspassage.com  What I love about James Dean is his simple, matter-of-fact practicality. He had it all, good looks, a movie star, money and women such as Marilyn Monroe, and yet he wasn't shallow. Though he died in an automobile accident at just the age of 24, he possessed wisdom far beyond his years. These words are probably not what you would hear from Aristotle or any other great philosopher, yet to me they seem remarkably life-affirming. ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES OCTOBER 2019

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To view other posts on this blog go to www.elysiumspassage.com October 25, 2019 These two quotes by notable writers from the 19th Century made very important points about what is behind the causes that affect humankind’s destiny. What they both say is that not only can words bring peace, but they can bring wars and devastation to the nations. The thoughts that behind the words written or spoken can have affect on whole civilizations for hundred and even thousands of years. All we ...
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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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HOW TO BE AN ENLIGHTENED MYSTIC

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
 To access other posts on this blog, go to www.elysiumspasage.com  In the above quote, Allan Watts’ captures an aspect of enlightenment that recognizes "what already is." And what is, presumably is to be present to The All That Is. Allan Watts was a philosopher and theologian who I believe understood this concept of enlightenment better than most contemporary philosophers. As an astute British/American thinker and writer, his whose influence was greatly felt during the 'beat' era of the 50s and 60s. Today, 45 ...
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MYSTICAL BEAUTY

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  PULCHRITUDO SPLENDOR VERITATIS: BEAUTY IS THE SPLENDOR OF TRUTH I'm a big fan of C.S. Lewis, especially his Chronicles of Narnia which I read to my sons at bedtime when they were young boys. In fact, I later read it again for myself since it was so pleasurable and meaningful to read. I have also read several of Lewis' other books which I highly recommend, such as Pilgrim's Regress, Till We Have Faces, Out of the ...
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THE ALL-SEEING EYE

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Food and Drink, Writing and Speaking
For more posts on this blog go to www.elysiumspassage.com The medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, 1260-1328 was a German theologian, mystic and philosopher who said several profound things in his lifetime such as The eye with which I see God is the same eye with God sees me   This statement is one such quote that intriques me. But it was only when I began to write about it that I saw some its mystical significance. It opened a new door for me in ...
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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/elysiumspassageThis 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 ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES SEPTEMBER 2019

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  September 25, 2019 Max Planck, 1858-1947, was one of the world’s greatest physicists, (Nobel Prize in Physics 1918). Not only that, he was a philsopher, as evidence by what he said. The quote above is consistent with many of the other revolutionary statements he put forth in various ways. He was far ahead of his time. Only now is the scientific world beginning to reconcile spirit with science... albeit tentatively. Many ardent materialists, however, still fiercely resist ...
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'PRINCE OF PEACE' PAINTING BY 8 YR OLD

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Happy Easter. Here in this painting and text below is what I would suggest is a picture and message of, and from, Jesus. I'm keeping this Easter post short but have provided links for anyone who wishes to pursue the content of this material.  The pictures are from Akiane Krumarik painted at a very young age based on her visions and dreams of Jesus and heaven (which were many). STORY OF AKIANE Go of www.Akiane.com (450 Million views) to read her story and ...
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SENSUALITY

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Painting by Akiane.You may view other spectacular works of Akiane on her website at www.akiane.com   To view more posts on this blog site, go to www.elysiumspassage.com  WOW! ... this should be provocative, if not controversial! Good! So get ready for MYSTICAL ROMANCE, Book 3 of the ELYSIUM' PASSAGE novel series -- a unique exploration of Eros-Spiritual love in a romantic plot of high intrigue. Should be out by next year sometime after SURREAL ADVENTURES (Book 2) is published. But first, everyone needs ...
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ALIENS OR HOAXERS?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
This butterfly image of a man is rather interesting since it is an obvious geometrical representation of DeVince's Vitruvian Man, or L'Uomo Vitruviano. Were the crop image artists suggesting the imminence of mankind's spiritual metamorphosis? Hmm... After viewing the photos below, be sure to read the post following.  To see more crop circles, go to Elysium's Passage Pintrest site where I have over 650 posted: https://www.pinterest.ca/neilmeyers/elysiums-fields/  These are a few of my famourite impressions. \       So what do you think about these formations: ...
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NERO: ONE HELLUVA STORY

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Is there an afterlife? If so, then is there a heaven... or a hell? I know of no other source who addresses these topics more thoroughly than Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). You may learn more about him at my blog post: https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/quotes-by-esoteric-philosophers, and/or go online to https://swedenborg.com/  His story is contained in dozens of meticulous works which have become legendary, perhaps because no one, before or since, has written anything like he did on such extraordinary topics. Having read and studied much of ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES AUGUST 2019

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Food and Drink, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings, go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage   I was recently thinking about this quote by Marcel Proust since my mother just had her 97th birthday last week.  I know that at her current rate of decline, she won't be around that much longer, and so more than ever, I need to be mindful of this statement. Indeed, with her happy disposition, she was a charming gardener, helping to make my soul blossom, along with the souls of so many others.  By being grateful ...
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UPDATES

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  For readers wishing to keep pace with my activities in marketing the series and the progress being made in my writing, 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. Those who are interested in purchasing the first book, ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT, it is now available through Amazon in softcover, hardcover or eBook. Click ...
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