Thursday, November 22, 2012

Adages for Life

The Egyptians had a way of making things last a very long time. Some might believe the great pyramids will last long after our children's children are gone or even longer.

The mummification methods used way back in the time of King Tutankhamun, who was born in 1241 BC, have made DNA samples of people who lived on this earth a very long time ago possible. The unique type of work done on human remains can bring us back to a time way before the United States was born. To me,

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Unified Field Theory For Philosophy

Einstein had his Theory of Relativity, and physicists have been trying to develop a better Unified Field Theory ever since then. The greatest philosophy books, it could be said, and the most well- known religious texts around the world, have attempted to do the same thing, though in regards to the spiritual nature of man and the over-all meaning (or lack of a deeper meaning) to morality and life. Lawyer and author Earle Josiah's latest book, The Power and Freedom of the Human Spirit: Introducing Another Theory of Everything

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Seeking The Truth: The Handbook of The Navigator

Some people never truly feel that they're a part of this world. It's as if their true essence exists elsewhere, and this physical body is a mere reflection of that essence - the true self. These people have actually taken a small fragment of the true self into this reality, and it's purpose is to help us awaken to the truth. This fragment is what directs our search for the whole.

I have come to understand this fragment as a navigator. It's not something you can touch, taste, smell, or

Infinity and Definitely

Since the dawn of time history has been our story. A story with both fiction & non-fiction current events, and has written about the historical culture I admire so much...the Egyptians known for their unique ways for interacting with the world. There have been many other cultures before the Egyptians to do the same and I am thankful for their contributions as well but the Egyptians stand out to me the most. They realized the significance for keeping records for all life changing experiences. Those life experiences are the reason why

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tyrannosaurus Rexina and the Ethics of Creative Physics

Apparently, the fossil record is telling us that the female Tyrannosaurus Rex was much larger than the male and during mating season he had to tread very carefully. It seems the female needed to consume larger amounts of calcium to produce strong eggs, which also contributed to the extra size of her formidable weaponry. The basic design program of this killer dinosaur paid little attention to the evolution of its tiny arms, but the wishbone structure in the chest suggests that a great evolutionary plan of some sort was slowly moving toward the creation of futuristic bird life.

The evolution of humanity had a seemingly merciless blueprint guiding it toward worship of a loving merciful

Saturday, November 3, 2012

All Life Is One

Many ideas on life have risen and fallen throughout human history. But as entire human civilizations have came and went over the last five thousand years, one universal idea has stood the test of time: "All life is one." A new book studies the profound meaning of "All life is one" that is found universally within human artistic expressions past and present. You will find this idea within both Eastern and Western philosophy,

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Path to Personal Growth

Something that most of us come to understand is the path to personal growth. However our journey to that realization may be varied. Experiences in our day to day lives teach us the importance of paying attention to what we are learning from challenging and something painful situations. As we grow our experiences teach us to follow a path that may make sense at the time. As a young man, before I was introduced to a path of personal development, I probably looked at the world differently. At that time, I adopted the knowledge I learned from my friends, my family and even from experiences in school. My viewpoint then was the rich get

Thursday, November 1, 2012

We Do Not Need a Clash Between Eastern and Western Culture Or Thought

As the world moves closer together and as China feels her oats and rises back up the ladder as the top nation and a mutual Super Power with the United States of America, there are indeed lots of cultural differences that must be worked out. Part of the problem lies in the differences in between Eastern and Western Philosophy. Therefore it makes sense to share some of our philosophies with one another and consider the bright future of the world leaders.

In fact, I have committed myself to further understanding Eastern Philosophy and learning the names of their

Monday, October 29, 2012

Warrior Wisdom - Ageless Wisdom For the Modern Warrior by Bohdi Sanders

I was fortunate enough to read an advanced copy of "Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior" by Bohdi Sanders to provide an endorsement on back and inside cover. When the book came out, I read it again. It is that good! In fact, I can't say enough good things about this book, I enjoyed it that much.

First of all, it is readily apparent that Sanders and I have studied much of the same things over the years. While we have not studied the same martial arts, we have studied much of the same warrior literature that

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged has an extremely black-and-white quality; either you are an embodiment of highest virtues or you are unredeemably evil. There is no middle ground. All the characters in this book are as if they had come from some sort of a Baroque opera. No doubt, Atlas Shrugged would have benefited, if it had had a better editor.

Like Albert Einstein the physicist (and the philosopher), Ayn Rand has an absolute belief in the law of

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

An Appreciation of Charles Webster Leadbeater, Clairvoyant Author

As I prepare ezine articles I am surprised by the output of information from people I appreciate. I knew Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854-1934) as a result of a visit to a used bookstore in Kansas City in 1987 where I picked up three of his books about the occult. During research for this article I found that a wealth of material flowed from his pen. He produced 40 book volumes plus a plethora of pamphlets and journals. The

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Philosophy Book Review - The Philosopher

Most intelligent and well read folks know who Alan Turing was, as he is historically significant. He helped crack the Enigma Code that the Germans were using in WWII. He also is known for his work in computer science, because he was one of the first thinkers leading up to the invention of the computer as we know it. But it you really think about it, Alan Turing was a thinker, not just a mathematician. He was ahead of his time,

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Four Way Test

He surveyed the way his company did its business, which was the sale of aluminium pots and pans. The nature of the industry was fraught with unethical business practices. To bring the business out of bankruptcy He knew that he had to change the way business was conducted. Ultimately he developed a very simple business philosophy that all employees were to follow in all of their business dealings with customers,

Saturday, October 6, 2012

10 Books That Screwed Up the World - And 5 Others That Didn't Help

10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others that Didn't Help By Benjamin Wiker, Ph.D. published by Regnery Publishing, Inc. This book was deeper than my normal tastes and abilities, but after two "intellectual" friends recommended it and I saw the title, I couldn't resist. I have not been a student of ideologies. I had only a cursory knowledge of the authors and works this book addresses, yet I found it to

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Science of Getting Rich - You Can Effortlessly Become Rich With Mathematical Certainty

This article is about a book titled "THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH" written way back in 1910 by a man named Wallace D. Wattle. The principles promulgated by this man if followed, will make you rich with mathematical certainty. For the principles are not philosophical but pragmatical.

He stated that "There is a thinking stuff (God or Supreme Being) from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals - The Evolution of Meaning

When we talk about genealogy, the first thing that comes to mind is, of course, kinship, lineage and ancestry - and aptly so, for genealogy is the study of all these things - family ties and family trees, kin and ancestor, bloodlines and relations.

There is, however, a book that uses genealogy in quite a different way from how we've always come to

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sun of God - Discover the Self-Organizing Consciousness That Underlies Everything

Sun of gOd, which logically states that the Sun is a conscious living organism, should definitely be taught in schools and universities all over the globe. It is an educational tome, especially for blinkered people, who are indoctrinated to believe from an early age that organised religions is the be all and end all of the human race's very existence. Even people with a broad viewpoint on the puzzle of consciousness, the Big Bang and its eventual consequential explosion of humanity, which is now evolving into the futuristic state

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lying - Inevitable and the Key to Happiness

We, as humans, have all told lies. In fact, we spout lies each and every day, often without faltering. Many times, we tell lies to impress people, to make things sound better than they are, or for no reason at all. Deception is second nature to us, so we tell unnecessary lies for no reason, often because they come out of our mouths unbidden. However, little harmless lies can amount to suspicion and distrust, as was the case in

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Complimentary Notes To "The Philosopher"

May be we are getting nearer to the end that we are in observance of the confluence of many things that we customarily are used to think and believe never to come too close to each other or never to cross each other's path till eternity. Then philosophy was a pure mental exercise psychology likewise, but limited to human behavior and where it comes from and what brought it about. The time has come now that where we can see and observe every human behavior or almost all human behavior with a corresponding physical and

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Being Happy

In the book "Happiness", by Richard Layard, he states that the increasing wealth of western countries does not lead to a corresponding increase of happiness among its citizen and neither around the world. And hence it is important that nations should be governed on the basis of what will make people happy, instead of what will make them rich.

And it sounds convincingly true in the context in today's' world. Why people wants to be rich ? That seems

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Gift of Giving

The Act of Giving is something we all possess! We can smile at a stranger and that is our gift to them. When we dig inside the web of personalities, giving gives us a sense of empowerment and satisfaction.

When you receive a gift you feel special in a good way, you feel like your important. That truly is a wonderful gift to give anyone.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Philosophical Pragmatism

The distinguishing scheme of philosophical pragmatism is that effectiveness in practical application by some means offers a criterion for the resolve of truth in the case of declarations, correctness in the case of actions, and worth in the case of assessments. Nonetheless, it is the first of these perspectives, the matter for meaning and truth that has traditionally been the most major.

Pragmatism as a philosophical principle goes back to the Academic Sceptics in classical ancient times. Refuting the likelihood of attaining genuine knowledge (episteme) concerning the real truth, they educated

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The "Social" Self

The native American Mythology of understanding the universe as a totally integrated and interdependent of all being, living and none living comes in handy and begs a further study and understanding as the Judeo-Christian Islamic faiths that undermine the importance and significance of everything else and put undue emphasis on the primacy of the human being is causing more and more hurt to itself as it does to others in its environment. The human being asserts its primacy and ultimacy in the perception of itself as the creation of God in His own image and everything else to its dominion, but God himself. This assertion more than

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Perception of Quality

His philosophy focuses on a company, continually making improvements in product and service quality; by manufacturing, and service processes, driven by the leadership top management.

    He believes in mission statements; where YOU say it, YOU do what you preach. Empower them, the employees; the people are your lifeblood in a company and an organization.
    Educate or train them, when at work, they need the tools of the trade.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Autumn Corridors

The author sets the scene by telling readers 'this is not a story about death, it is a story about the ultimate answers concerning life and its relation to death. These answers came to me by way of these two unrelated but remarkable events. Part one: Spring Corridors - Life as It Was sets the work in motion. Chapter 1 The Family & Towns introduces the reader to key players: the author and his family. Because they are not the focus of the story the section is not long. Following the death of writer Staub's mother his father remarried bringing a step mother and step sisters into the mix. Barbara Jane Schartz, his mother, is one of the key players and she is presented in greater detail. Two Kansas towns, Ellinwood and Great Bend are the setting for much of the work. Christmas with the Schwartz', Death and the struggle for survival, The Phoenix and growth through the Ashes, and Death and Transformation round out Part One.

Part Two Life Lessons are presented Summer Corridors. The author tells us that these are the corridors that will lead us to believe that all things are possible. The Autumn Corridors, Part three bring Death and The Final Lessons. The Planned, Expected Death, the Bad Death and Life in Retrospect are presented in this section. Part Four: The Winter Corridors is where we find The Eulogy. The writer tells us to write our own.

On the pages of Autumn Corridors Writer Straub invites the reader to join him in a two decade quest as he travels the "corridors of life", tracking down answers to life's most difficult questions. He searches for answers to 'When so much seems beyond our control, how can we control our lives? Why bad things happen to good people? Why we live and Why we die? And why is it important that we accomplish both well?'

Reading Writer Straub's account of the difficulties he experienced during his mother's illness and passing were compelling. Straub was a teenager when his mother died. He knew of course that she had been ill for a long time, however he refused to give up hope that the inevitable would take place. It was a priest at the hospital who took the youngster in hand to help his face the sad reality that his mother would be leaving earth and would not be coming back. Shared memories would keep her alive. Straub discusses divorce in Part Two: Lesson 4. 'Some marriages are not healthy and need to end, for the sake of not only the couple themselves, but ultimately for the children involved.' The flip side of that coin in the writer's opinion is the fact that many marriages could be salvaged if the people involved would put the needs of their family's long-term future over their immediate short-term needs.

Autumn Corridors with a table of contents at the beginning is easily read, is divided into chapters and lessons and holds life lessons that can serve to aid those who are facing death of a loved one in their own lives. Autumn Corridors is a book that will prove a good addition to the personal reading list, the therapists' book shelf as well as individual and public library collections.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Amazing Holy Grail Discovery

In a profound and provocative work of scholarly detection, best-selling UK author Philip Gardiner shakes the foundations of modern belief by at last revealing the true origins of The Holy Grail, Elixir of Life and Philosopher's Stone. Shrouded in mystery, these highly enigmatic symbols have long been revered and The

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Book Review - As the Darkness Deepens by Michael Cale

Newton's Third Law of Motions states that "For ever action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Michael Cale's latest novel, As the Darkness Deepens, is an interesting study in this universal law as it relates to the forces of good and evil. While this is a common storyline, Cale's strong characterization and the powerful climax give an otherwise trite subject substance to formulate a solid story.

We first meet the unassuming Christopher Jones walking his seven-year-old daughter, Sally, to school. After