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February 15, 2019
The topic of the imagination is one that fascinates me, especially as of late. As I consider the novel series I am writing, I am amazed at the mind's ability to unleash new worlds of fantasy that often contain truths that may not allow for the same expression with less creative didactic means. The smashing impact of whatever message can sometimes only be felt and understood through the imagination's subtle nuances. It may not be spelled out, yet the images often exist in a higher realm that continues to live on in the reader's imagination long after the book is read.
I believe this is why Florence Shinn felt it was important to train for us our imagining faculty to give expression to our highest ideals. For this reason, I just posted a new blog post called IMAGINE THIS, which also includes some of my own personal experiences in giving expression to my creative side.
Although I earned a degree in English and Philosophy several years ago, I worked in commercial real estate most of my adult life until six years ago when I felt the 'call' to unfurl what was unfolding within my imagination. This experience was a tremendous relief to me for all the reasons Shinn mentioned in her quote. I encourage you; therefore, not to wait as long as did in releasing your imagination to express what it has to say in creating new worlds.
If you take a look at the said blog post, you will note many enlightened quotes on the topic who's words I trust will also be of inspiration to you.
DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE
In this post I feature a DAILY MESSAGE every two or three days as time allows... so its not really daily unless I can find the time. Some of these MESSAGES might be philosophical in nature, some scientifically orientated while others are intended to be spiritually inspiring. Regardless, my intent is provide only profound quotes that most thinkers might appreciate reading each day.
I've selected some phrases from within the ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE SERIES, but most of these have originated from a variety of sources. Over the years I have read extensively and have highlighted countless phrases containing great wisdom, intellectual insights that include humor and wit. I will continue to draw from whatever quality material turns up in my ongoing research.
So don't expect quotes with cute bunnies, puppies and butterflies along side; not that I have anything against such depictions. Rather it's more likely some of daily quotes will include pathos while other's evoke light, bright and happy inspiration. In any case, I trust most will have something interesting for the reader to think about each day.
If you enjoy these quotes, I would appreciate you passing these posts along to anyone you think may be interested. Just tell them to go to www.elysiumspassage.com and proceeding to the DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE post near the top.
As I'm sure is obvious, I've created these blog posts to help promote the ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE novel series. So any help you can give me by spreading the word would be greaty appreciated. Thanks you in advance.
I have included below the standard material I have in most posts to help introduce new visitors to the series, including a short Video Presentation, Reader Reviews, Summary of the first book, projected publication dates and social media information. Note my personal email address. Feel free to write me anytime or alternatively, comment at the end of this post.
To view archives these DAILY PASSAGE postings, go to the ARCHIEVES listed further down.
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 still remaining on earth.
After experiencing a near fatal fall while climbing to the summit of a remote mountain in the Andes, James awakens in a new dimension. He soon encounters two mysterious beings who provide him with a very different perspective on the nature of his existence. Over the next year, before his body recovers from the coma, he is challenged to re-examine his understanding about life’s meaning and purpose far beyond anything he previously believed, or could believe.
An engaging and sometime surreal adventure with intimations of impending romance, the narrative explores the most important questions about life, death, reality and our ultimate destiny.
The Plains of Elysium (Champs-Élysées) was described by Homer, Hesiod, Virgil and many other poets as the paradisiac afterlife realm reserved for heroes. As the title suggests, this is about a journey through a passage that leads towards Elysium’s exciting realm of existence.
To read a sample press review at: https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15515775.htm
(ATTEMPTED) INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES
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The following comments are excerpts from among the first readers including a number of Amazon five star reviews. To read the full reviews, go to READER REVIEWS on www.elysiumspassage.com or directly at https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/reader-reviews
"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.”
"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…"
“Excellently written with an exceedingly deep understanding of this world and the next. The characters are very well written and engaging. I can't wait to complete this book!"
“Takes the reader on both a philosophical and spiritual journey, a journey that at times is both disquieting and tranquil. James, a British Philosopher can be irreverent and caustic, traits that should have left me cringing, but instead made me laugh out loud. Elysium’s Passage is a fun, enlightening and remarkable book.”
“This is a masterful fantasy, becoming a real possibility, as the reader is drawn into the story. The Summit leaves you anxious for the next book in the series, yet also leaves you totally satisfied with the world you have just visited. Genius! An exciting, yet calming, experience that is not to be missed."
"There was hardly a page on which I did not find at least one sentence worthy of hi-lighting for future reference. In addition, I thoroughly enjoyed the main character, James, whose personality and passionate verbal exchanges with the other characters, kept me coming back for more. I am reading the book for a second time while I wait for the next one in this series to be made available."
“N.G. Meyers has clearly put a great deal of research and thought into what the afterlife may look like and I like his perspective. It’s an altogether welcoming and exciting vision. The book gives one a great deal to think about and a reassuring confidence that the end of our lives is truly the beginning of life in the next. I highly recommend it."
"I am really enjoying your book, it’s fantastic! It is so incredible and diversified that I can’t really explain it other people, so what I say is just read this book. Thank you so much for the blessings that you’ve given the world!"
“The humour interjected into a serious discussion makes me laugh out loud. Totally unexpected....l may be in the presence of at least a master, if not a genius. A fair ride into reality... seeking that which is unseen, yet absolutely real.”
“An engaging story of adventure embracing man's deepest desire to search for meaning and purpose, N.G. Meyers takes the reader on an adventurous thought provoking journey. This book has substance. It is a perfect blend of adventure and fantasy combined with spiritual philosophy. It ignited my imagination. The author magically weaves a good story laced with wit and humor together with deep philosophical wisdom. This book has it all!”
“An evolution in thought is triggered by many fresh philosophical themes which could inspire readers to re-think their reality and former ideologies that have dictated their lives… the author fires readers’ imaginations to view what could be possible when spirit vacates the body.”
“This is the book spiritual seekers have been waiting for. For me, it granted a great read as well as increased inspiration to live every day with a heightened sense of purpose. I highly recommend it.
“The Summit is capable of hooking readers and luring them to search for Book 2 to discover more about Dr. Philip’s surreal trek into the mysterious unknown universe. This thick book is well worth the read and to share…”
“Mind-blowing statements and speculation (‘…everyone is a non-physical thought form conceived in the Mind of God, preserved for all eternity because God’s thoughts never die…’). Many will find Meyers’ journey up the Mountain intriguing—and possibly even life-changing.” (BLUEINK REVIEW)
“In its effort to grapple with fundamental questions about the meaning of life, it raises questions that have echoed throughout the ages, including about where we come from, where we are going, who we are.” (CLARION REVIEW)
PENDING PUBLICATIONS IN THE SERIES
The Summit, is now available for purchase. With the exception of the last novel, the other three havebeen written but still require more editing before publication.
The following titles in the Elysium's Passage series are projected to be released as follows:
THE SUMMIT available
SURREAL ADVENTURES spring 2019
MYSTICAL ROMANCE fall 2019
HE ELIXIR spring 2020
THE RETURN sometime in 2021/22
CONTACT INFORMATION & SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
Elysium's Passage Novel Series Elysium's Passage Group page
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YOUTUBE: YouTube: Elysium Passage - YouTube
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AMAZON: Elysium's Passage: The Summit and is now available: Click below