WELCOME TO ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To access more Elysium's Passage blog postings:https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-postsor https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens                                                                     Carl Jung                                                              ...
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by Corina Ungureanu Finance, Book Reviews, Communications
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DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Computers and Technology, Relationships, Finance, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Food and Drink, Writing and Speaking
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage or the host site IMMORTALITY Before passing away in a car accident at the age of twenty-four in 1955, James Dean, legendary Hollywood actor, made a series of prescient statements about mortality and immortality. What's important in his statement is not so much what he said as to why he might have spoken of this just before his accident.   On this topic, another James, the one in the ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE series is ...
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ART OF CONTEMPLATION

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
For more Elysium's Passage Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts to access post links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host blogsite. . Auguste Rodin, the French sculpturer, is quoted in this very profound statement describing art is contemplation. This seems true in the sense that it is not possible to appreciate art without contemplation. This is especially obvious, as he suggests when we contemplate nature and divine “the spirit of which nature herself is animated.” It may also be said that true contemplation is an art. On ...
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SOWING HAPPY SEEDS OF GRATITUDE

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more Elysium's Passage posts links, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host blogsite. Seeds of Gratitude -- Harvest of Happiness  As Rhonda Byre states above: "Your thoughts are seeds, and the harvest you reap will depend on the seeds you plant." So then, how do we reap the abundant harvest we wish to have in our lives? One word: Gratitude! Thoughts of gratitude are the seeds of happiness.  This post's featured painting reminds me of the beauty and bounty of the earth for ...
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CORONA VIRUS: SHUT DOWN OR HERD IMMUNITY?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Book Reviews, Food and Drink
For more ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or www.elysiumspassage.com   \ This post makes the case for 'herd immunity', which generally has not been taken seriously except for Sweden and about eight US states that didn't go into lock-down (see the April 22 video post below). This makes for a very interesting story that I wish to pursue over the next few weeks. Stay posted.   I will continue this post as I have more information to add, including updated numbers, messages and video ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES JUNE 2020

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more Elysium's Passage Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts to access post links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  for the host blogsite. ___________________________________________________ June 28, 2020                           CONTEMPLATION Auguste Rodin, the French sculpturer, is quoted in this very profound statement describing art is contemplation. This seems true in the sense that it is not possible to appreciate art without contemplation. This is especially obvious, as he suggests when we contemplate nature and divine “the spirit of ...
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WHICH IS IT, PLATO OR ARISTOTLE?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or www.elysiumspassage.com  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 ...
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ETTING GO - THE PATHWAY OF SURRENDER by DAVID HAWKINS

by corina solom Self Improvement, Book Reviews
LETTING GO describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles and become free of negativity. During many decades of the author's psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human sufering in all of its many forms. The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be a great practical benefit and is described in this book. Over the years, thousands of students have asked for a practical technique ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES MAY 2020

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  A SPIRIT OF FEAR OR OF LOVE _____________________________________________________________ It’s our choice; we can love or we can embrace the spirit of fear by believing the narrative of our ego-mind which loves to wallow in the toxicity of the media’s lies while accepting the dubious power-grab of the ‘authorities.’ If we doing so, we forfeit our love, and the power a sound mind. Is it worth it? Of course not. We can be aware of ...
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READER REVIEWS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts  or www.elysiumspassage.com 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 the imagination, leaving one anxious to get to the next page drawing ...
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I HAD A DREAM

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Gaming, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  I HAD A DREAM I  had a dream, which was not at all a dream                                                                        Lord Byron There was a time several years ago I would pay attention to my dreams. And funny thing; I found whenever I did this they ...
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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 or https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts  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 ...
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WHAT IS ART... PICTURE THIS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  The above excerpt is taken from Chapter 17 (What do I know?) in Elysium's Passage: The Summit, the first novel in the novel series.  To provide a fuller discussion of creative expression within the dynamic of essence and form, I have included more of his dialogue below: 'I could go a bit further with this analogue and say...’ ‘That’s okay Eli,’ I said smiling, ‘I get the picture… with or without the frame.’ ‘Maybe ...
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by Corina Ungureanu Computers and Technology, Book Reviews, Food and Drink
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IS FREE WILL FREE?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or 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. Determinism comes in many forms, including physical determinism, logical determinism, theological determinism, etc. Likewise, opponents of determinism often agree that free will is not all that free when it comes to lower orders of consciousness. We consider the idea of reacting to be more mechanistic ...
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A VOICE IN THE NIGHT

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  ALL AND NOTHINGNESS: A VOICE IN THE NIGHT "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."                                                  ...
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This is how to make your wish come true

by Daan Neleman Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
Did you know there is a proven way to make your wish a reality? In a by a small circle of influencers well-recognized book "De Creatiespiraal" (Spiral of Creation), Marinus Knoope describes 12 steps to make your wish come true. These are the steps to follow. 1) The first step is to cherish the silence and relax. Get in the flow and let the ideas come to you. 2) If you have a clear idea you can write your wish on paper. That is the ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES JANUARY 2020

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  January 25, 2020 One of the major themes in Elysium’s Passage novel series is, “come further up, come further in.” If you are familiar with C.S. Lewis' works, you might recognize this phrase from what was cried out by the children as they ran further up and further into the New Narnia, as described in The Last Battle, the concluding book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. As we each ascend our Mountain ...
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WHAT IS HAPPINESS?

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  What if we as adults, could recapture this same innocence of pure joy, just as these children in the picture express... and, hopefully, as many of us did in our earliest years? If we think we can’t return to this happy state, then why not? It appears Albert was having a good time.   A recent survey in North America revealed that the average adult lives with negative emotions 70% of the ...
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