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LIVE VS EVIL
This last year, and especially the last months, it seems the gates of hell have been thrown open. And now, as Shakespeare says, “all the devils are here.”
The lying MSM, the Big Tech social media censors, intrusive governments, tyrannical health officials, Big Pharma, big business, fascist billionaires… the list goes on; all weaponizing fear to control the masses. So far, they have been overwhelming successful because we have allowed this. But rather than go on a rant about all that, I’d like to look at the nature of evil in this post.
I feature Aleksander Solzhenitsyn here because he had the courage to stare down evil. By telling the truth, even while imprisoned in the Gulags of Russia, his books and had much to do with bringing the Soviet regime down with his books One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962), Cancer Ward (1968), August 1914 (1971), and The Gulag Archipelago (1973). I consider him one of the world’s greatest writer's and warriors against evil of all time.
Solzhenitsyn’s books reveal that even in the darkest reaches of humanity, the indomitable spirit of good remains even in the perverse presence of evil. We can recognize evil for what it is because it always shuns the good of what it means to live. If we look at the English spelling of evil and spell it backwards, we get LIVE.
E V I L - L I V E
L I V E - E V I L
Even if that's just a quirk of the English language, I think that says a lot. What we considered to be evil might be regarded as the inversion of good. That’s because evil has little or no awareness. It is in the dark; it is the dark.
If we take a look at those qualities associated with what it means to LIVE, and then consider what we’re left when it's gone... looks much like evil to me. But it's what the world seems to be getting a lot of these days. I won’t go into a rant on the specifics of what events I consider evil in our world since it’s rather obvious.
The following statements illustrate the opposite of what LIFE means.
What is it to LIVE without freedom: Enslavement, disempowerment.
What is it to LIVE without happiness: Depression
What is it to LIVE without contact: Isolation, loneliness.
What is it to LIVE without Love: Fear
What is it to live without Light: Darkness
What is it to live without Creativity: Mediocrity
What is it to LIVE without Laugher: Sadness
What is it to Live without Affirmation: Cancelation, denial
What is it to Live without Awareness: Ignorance, stupidity
What is it to live without Goodwill: Cruelty, Shaming
What is it to live without Movement: Shackling, Prison
What is it to live without Hope: Despair
What is it to live without Breathing: Suffocation
What is it to live without Generosity: Greed
What is it to live without Openness: Hiddenness
What is it to live without Beauty: Ugliness
What is it to live without Respect: Disregard
What is it to live without Productivity: Barrenness
What is it to live without Abundance: Scarcity, want
What is it to live without Expression: Censorship
What is it to live without Giving: Taking, confiscation
What is it to live without Discipline: Laziness, incompetence
What is it to live without compassion: Indifference, callousness
What is it to live without Reward: Disappointment, disillusionment
What is it to live without Power: Force, imposition
What is it to live without Truth: Lies, Fraud, Deception.
In sum, evil may come to exist in the void of what it means to LIVE: Freedom, Happiness, Social, Abundance, Creativity, etc. Consider how many of these unfortunate qualities have taken over our culture today. Most; all?
As Evil is the opposite of Life, so is Fear the opposite of Love.
LIVE is based on LOVE
EVIL is based on FEAR
It’s no mistake, therefore, why evil people have universally implemented fear to achieve their ends in their pursuit of power and control. Look no further than governments because that's where the power lies. By propaganda, legislation and enforcement, they have the means to exploit the fears of the masses. When combined with the willful ignorance of their subjects, they can get away with murder, even if it doesn’t seem that way, all presumable for the common good.
What’s astonishing is that so few question authority. They want to believe the government has their best interests at heart and so would never deceive them, no matter how obvious it becomes.
Sound familiar? Of course, we see it every time we go out our door.
Some say there is no such thing as good or bad, ‘it just is.’ Well, then I guess this means there is no such thing as a polarity between Love/Light and Fear/Darkness. Obviously, I’m not convinced. When it comes to evil, it sure the hell feels real. Quite literally, the difference between heaven and hell.
And yet, what if it’s just a matter of how things appear to play out in the third-dimensional field of reality? If so, how would things appear from a higher dimension should that be our set-point for consciousness? Would evil still appear as it does to us here, or would we even notice it? I’ll let you know when I get there.
If it helps, let's look at life from another perspective. The Proverb above suggests that evil can’t exist for long, ostensibly because it naturally self destructs since it has no live (LIVE) substance of its own. Even the union of evil people can’t exist for long, no matter how united they seem to be as Solzhenitsyn suggested. And even when they get their way, it’s not long before they implode by destroying each other. History illustrates this over and over.
The philosophical question is whether it is necessary for evil to exist so that good can be known and experienced, just as the darkness allows stars to appear in the dark sky. Perhaps, as some say, we are now going through an ascension process in human consciousness where earth's evil is surfacing that it might be purged by the light of truth. I don't know but would like to think that might be true, and that we are entering into a high consciousness often referred to as the Age of Aquarius or the 'second coming' of Christ Consciousness among the collective of humanity.
But for now, are those who continue to cause so many problems for us nothing but undeveloped, unconscious, ‘young’ souls birthed on the planet to experience the consequences of their errant thoughts and deeds? Furthermore, are they here to provide a crucible for humanity’s evolution and perfection as we learn how to forgive in grace to become the gods we are meant to be or become, instead of the devils we often are?
Perhaps we’re all actors on the stage of human conscious evolution, all playing our parts... and what play doesn’t need villains to keep things interesting?
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances.”
As You Like It
To further pursue this topic of good and evil in the universe would involve a whole new topic of cosmological significance, which I plan to write about at a later date. Meanwhile, I've included below a number of quotes on the topic of evil, each illustrating profound wisdom.
The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don't do anything about it. Albert Einstein
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke
For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing. Simon Wiesenthal
All spirits are enslaved which serve things evil. Percy Bysshe Shelley
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. Matthew 12:34
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. Blaise Pascal
I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power. Patricia Cornwell
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough. Bede Jarrett
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. Socrates
Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil. Plato
Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good. Thomas Aquinas
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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SUMMARY OF ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE
The ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE novel series is a seven-book narration about 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.
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VIDEO INTRODUCTION (ATTEMPT) TO SERIES
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 the 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 to 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 humour 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)
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PENDING PUBLICATIONS IN THE SERIES
With the exception of the last novel, the other five have been 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 ASCENT fall 2021
THE SUMMIT fall 2021
QUANTUM LEAPS summer 2022
SURREAL ADVENTURES fall 2022
MYSTICAL ROMANCE spring 2023
HE ELIXIR spring 2023
THE RETURN sometime in 2024