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SUMMIT UNIVERSITY


 

In this post, I have compiled a partial list of books I have read and studied over the years, many of which have influenced the dialogues found in the (yet unpublished) Elysium’s Passage novel series.

There is much more time I wish to invest in this post so it will likely take months to organize things including in the list all the authors’ names, dates of publication and commentary on the books and authors I most recommend because they have to be especially influential in my thinking. 

I also wish to include a video section with URLs of speakers that I believe are worth listening such as Allan Watts, Bruce Lipton, Carl Jung, Greg Bradon, Rupert Spiro and Joe Dispazeo to name only a few.

Since I’m anxious to complete the Elysium’s Passage series, this may take several months to complete. Of course, I will be adding to the list in the future with more recommended books and videos. I trust this list will introduce readers to literary works they may not otherwise have become aware of in philosophy, psychology, spirituality and quality literary fiction, both contemporary and classical.

At the end of this list, is SUMMIT UNIVERSITY, Chapter Six of Elysium’s Passage: The Ascent. James, the protagonist, had a doctorate in Philosophy but is being told he needs to attend Summit U to unlearn much of what he thought he knew so he may truly learn what’s real.

In the future, upon publication, I intend to add to the list below the seven-part Elysium’s Passage novel series when completed so the reader may join with James on this new learning adventure in his altered state of reality.

For those readers who are part of a book discussion group, I intend to create a study guide to facilitate discourse with stimulating questions and references. This, however, could be a few years away yet.

 

NON-FICTION
 

Emanuel Swedenborg

Divine Providence
Divine Love and Wisdom
True Christian Religion
Conjugial Love
Divine Providence
The Spiritual Life and the Word of God

GI Gurdjieff

Views from the Real World
Meetings with Remarkable Men
Belzubub's Tales to his Grandson

PI Ouspensky 

In Search of the Miraculous
Tertium Organum
Consciousness
New Model of the Universe
The Fourth Way
Strange Life of Ivan Osokin

Below is a blog post from this site that provides a short summary of Swedenborg, Gurdjieff and Ouspenski https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/quotes-by-esoteric-philosophers 

Allan Watts

From Time to Eternity
Nature of Consciousness
Behold the Spirit.   

David Hawkins

Force vs Power
The Eye of the Eye
I: Subjectivity and Reality
Truth Versus Falsehood
Transcending The Levels of Consciousness
Discovery of the Presence of God
The Eye of the Eye I: Subjectivity and Reality

Jacque Ellul

Money and Power
Meaning of the City                                               
The Technological Society

C.S. Lewis

Surprised By Joy  
The Four Loves 
Surprised By Joy 
Abolition of Man

Jane Roberts

The Unknown Reality (2vols)
Afterdeath Journal of an American Philosopher
The Nature of the Human Psyche
Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfil. (2vol)
The Nature of Personal Reality
Psychic Politics
Adventures in Consciousness
Seth Speaks
The Seth Material
Dreams and Projection of Consciousness
The Individual and Nature of Mass Events

Ken Wilbur

Holographic Paradigm
Sex, Ecology and Spirituality
A Brief History of Everything
Quantum Questions
Religion of Tomorrow

A Course In Miracles / A Course of Love
See the blog site for a summary of these books.  
https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/books-that-influenced-the-series 

Of course, it goes without saying, a solid and thorough study of the Bible, both New and Old Testaments, is necessary to understand Western Civilization's Judaic/Christian tradition, spiritually and historically.


FICTION
 

William Shakespeare

Julius Ceasar
Hamlet
Midsummer’s Night Dream
King Lear
As you Like It
Othello

C.S Lewis

Chronicles of Narnia (7 vols)
Screwtape Letters
That Hideous Strength
Pilgrim’s Regress
Out of the Silent Planet
Perelandra
The Great Divorce
Till we Have Faces

J.R.R Tokien

The Hobbit
Lord of the Rings (three novel series) 

George MacDonald

Lilith
Fantasties

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Idiot
The Brothers Karamazov
Notes from Underground
Crime and Punishment

Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace
Anna Karenina

Vladimir Megre

Ringing Cedars of Russia
(Anastasia nine novel series)

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Soon to be published will be my Elysium's Passage novel series; The Ascent, The Summit, Quantum Leaps, Surreal Adventures, Mystical Romance, The Elixir, The Return 

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As stated above, the authors’ names still need to be organized and included with the titles. This is not a complete list of books I read several years ago but are recommended. The titles still remain randomly listed.

NON-FICTION 

Other recommended titles. As stated above, the authors’ names still need to be included with the titles. This is not a complete list of books I read several years ago but are recommended. The titles are listed randomly.

The Road Less Travelled - M.Scott Peck

People of the Lie - M.Scott Peck

Under the Mercy - Sheldon

The Image - Allan Bloom

Closing of the American Mind - Allan Bloom

Love and Friendship - Allan Bloom

A Theology of Love 

The Heart of Man

In Celebration of Discipline - Peter Foster

Sex, Money and Power - Peter Foster

Prayer and Modern Man - Jacques Ellul

The Imitation of Christ - Thomas à Kempis

Voltaire’s Bastards John - Ralston Saul 

Aim: The Workbook (2 vols) - Peter Rhodes

Becoming Orthodox - Timothy Ware

The Orthodox Church

The Power Delusion

Outward Sign Inward Grace 

The Great Code - Allan Bloom

Christ and Culture Richard Neibuhr

The Meaning of Revelation Richard Niebuhr

The Nature and Destiny of Man (2 vols)

The Thought of Reinhold Niebuhr

Crossing the Threshold of Hope

The Republic - Plato

The Will to Meaning - Victor Frankle

Life Together

Responsible Grace

Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ - Madame Guyon

The Royal Way of the Cross - Francois Fenelon

The Idea of the Holy - Rudolph Otto

Becoming Human - Jean Vanier

The Religions of Man - 

The Seven Storey Mountain - Thomas Merton

Answer to Job

Where God Lives

Mysticism and the New Physics - Michael Talbut

Between Life and Death Michael Newton

Jesus and the Essenes - Dolores Cannon

Unbounded Light

Self-Hypnosis

The Journey of the Soul

Great Truths on Great Subjects

The Inner Door (2 vol)

The Crystal Stairs

Messages from Michael

More Messages from Michael

God’s Laughter

You Are the World

The Seat of the Soul - Gary Zukov

The Dancing Wu Li Masters - Gary Zukov

The Heart of the Soul

Sex and the Spiritual Path

Nothing So Strange

God's World, God's Body - Grace Jensen

The Life Between Death - Michael Newton

Man Visible and Invisible - Charles Leadbeater

Taking the Quantum Leap

The Phenomena of Man - Jean Teilhard de Chardin

Reflections on the Christ

Edgar Cayce: On Dreams

The Magic of Believing 

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius 

Metaphysics: New Dimensions of the Mind

The Messengers

Escape from Reason

How Shall We Then Live - Francis Shaefrer

Confessions - Augustine

City of God - Augustine

Dust of Death - Os Guinness

A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy

I and Thou - Martin Bubber

From Under the Rubble - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Prayer

My Religion

The Natural Depth of Man

The Presence of Other Worlds

Returning to the Source

The Tao of Physics - Fritjof Capra

Science of the Gods

What Are We Doing When We Pray

The Self-Aware Universe                        

Systematic Theology (3vol)

The Crack in the Cosmic Egg

Exploring the Crack in the Cosmic Egg

Edgar Cayce’s Story of Jesus

A World Beyond

Companions Along the Way

The World Before

A Search for Truth

The Unobstructed Universe

Across the Beyond

Religion and Science

Edgar Cayce: America’s Sleeping Prophet

Soul Mates

The Tracker - Tom Brown

The Sacred Romance

Inward Journey

Stalking the Wild Pendulum

Mechanics of Consciousness

God and the New Physics

You are Psychic

Waiting on God

Saint Thomas Aquinas

The Reincarnation Controversy

The Starseed Transmissions

Space Time and Self

Atlantis

Space, Order and Creativity

Higher Dimensions of Space and Time

The Wellness Journey

The Richest Man in Babylon

Channelling Your Higher Self

The Painted Word

Becoming a Galactic Human

Automatic Writing

Intelligence Now

Silva Mind Control

Open to Channelling

The Secret of the Atomic Age

Sexual Chemistry

The Rise of Christianity

Gnostic Gospels - Elaine Pegals

Creative Visualization

Reaching to Heaven

Talking to Heaven

The Four Agreements

The Mastery of Love

Ecstasy is a New Frequency

The True Believer

The Gnosis and Christianity

Rhythms of Vision

Lost Christianity - Jacob Needlman

Money and the Meaning of Life

Spiritual Science

Creating a Spiritual Relationship

Heresies

Urantia: The Life and Ministry of Jesus of Nazareth

Urantia: The Superuniverse

Urantia: The Local Univers

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek -

The Battle for God

A New Kind Of Christian

Initiation

Affirmations

Centering

Your Right to Fly

Intuition

Courage

The Mustard Seed

The Quantum and the Lotus

The Bhagavad Gita

The Qua’ran

Ask, and it is Given - Abraham/Ester Hicks

 

FICTION (Miscellaneous)

Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann

Witches of Eastwick - John Updike

Roger's Version - John Updike

Fifth Business - Robertson Davis

Leaven of Malice - Robertson Davis

Each Man’s Son -  Hugh MacLennan

The Loved and the Lost - Morley Callaghan

Such is My Beloved - Morley Callaghan

Steppenwolf - Herman Hess

The Sound and The Fury - William Faulkner

On the Road - Jack Kerouac

Dharma Bums - Jack Kerouac

Look Back in Anger - Jack Kerouac

Mr. Sammler’s Planet - Saul Bellow

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 

Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen

David Copperfield - Charles Dickson

Great Expectations - Charles Dickson

The Nigger of the Narcissus - Joseph Conrad

The Mountain and the Valley - Ernest Buckler

Canterbury’s Tales - Chaucer

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Mordecai Richler

St. Urbain’s Horseman - Mordecai Richler

Swann’s Way - Marcel Proust

Lives of the Saints - Nino Ricco

Aberhart Summer - Bruce Allen Powe 

Who Has Seen the Wind - W.O Mitchell

The Life of Pi - Yann Martel

Midnight’s Children - Saloman Rushdie

Stone Angel - Margaret Lawrence

Jest of God - Margaret Lawrence

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand 

Time Machine - H.G. Wells

Animal Farm - George Orwell

Main Street - Sinclair Lewis

Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

As For Me and My House - Sinclair Ross

The Education of Oversoul Seven - Jane Roberts

The Further Education of Oversoul Seven - Jane Roberts

Oversoul and the Museum of Time - Jane Roberts

The Immoralist - Andre Gide

King Arthur and the Knights Round Table - Roger Lancelyn Green

The Great Gadsby - Scott Fitzgerald

The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemmingway

A Good Man is Hard to Find - Flannery O'Connor

Day of the Locusts - Nathaniel West

Miss Lonelyhearts - Nathaniel West

Sister Carrie - Theodore Dreiser

The Trial - Franz Kafka

Sons and Lovers - D.H. Lawrence

St. Mawr - D.H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce

Waiting for Godot - Thomas Becket

Strange Life of Ivan Osokin - P.D. Ouspensky

As In Heaven, As On Earth

Brendan

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Persig

Lila - Robert Persig

Pilgrim’s Progress - John Bunyan

The Bonfire of the Vanities - Thomas Wolfe

Passage to India-  E.M Forester

Glittering Images - Susan Howich

Glamorous Powers - Susan Howich 

Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

Look Back in Anger - John Osborne

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Recommended Videos 

- presently being compiled 

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SUMMIT UNIVERSITY

 

A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it.
One must learn from him who knows.

                                        Georges Gurdjieff

Summit University may be read by accessing this link

 Elysium’s Passage: The Ascent. Chapter Six: Summit University


https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/the-ascent-chapter-six 

 


 
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SUMMARY OF ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE NOVEL SERIES


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This is a series of seven Elysium Passager novels 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 of life’s meaning and purpose far beyond anything he previously believed or could believe.

An engaging and sometimes 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 adventures.

To read a sample press review at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15515775.htm   

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ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: READER REVIEWS
 

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


 The following titles in the Elysium's Passage series are projected to be released as follows:

THE ASCENT fall 2022

THE SUMMIT fall 2022

QUANTUM LEAPS spring 2023

SURREAL ADVENTURES summer 2023 

MYSTICAL ROMANCE fall 2023

THE ELIXIR fall 2024

THE RETURN sometime in 2024/25