In this fictional work, the author seeks to share what he has learned by living a life marked by varied failure and defeat: the ethical beauty of reincarnation. He, having realized that there is life... More > after death – that nada does not await all who die -- seeks to here put his lesson in fiction.
His hero/protagonist – having been scuffed up significantly in life – is Kirk, a paralegal who just knows he was meant for something more than doing the unchallenging clerical work of his profession. (As well he should, having long understood that he was the Undercover Messiah.)
The story begins during his youth, when an unfortunate occurrence transpires during his youthful search for moral direction. Being only a high school student, it is understandable that he could not realize that his was the moral direction to save the world. After the fall from grace of this unfortunate occurrence, Kirk backs away from the Christian forgiveness all about him that he is not fully realizing.
In time, he does.< Less
This book teaches the author while writing of philosophy from Tom Morris Ph.D. (Philosophy for Dummies), the 9 waves of human consciousness from Ken Wilbur (A Theory of Everything), the application... More > of political philosophy by a devout Christian (Jimmy Carter: Our Endangered Values), and the highest level of human consciousness from Richard Maurice Bucke, M.D. (Cosmic Consciousness).
The author does not merely rehash what he reads in these source books, but expands and overlaps the issues and themes he passes on to the reader.< Less
This autobiographical account is the author's second work, which traces his growth to becoming the Undercover Messiah. Upon hitting rock bottom after his 1983 suicide attempt while an incoming... More > Georgetown law school student, our hero began his redemption as an English literature student of his favorite University of Hawaii professor in the spring of 1984.
Believing he had "answered the free will question" while analyzing Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, Taba set in motion an immense conspiracy leading to an involuntarily mental hospitalization in Kekela, the mental ward of Queen's Hospital.
After his discharge, our hero regained his messianic cajones 17 years later, attempting a heroic rescue of an unknown female admirer who, in actuality, was witness to his suicide attempt after she had followed him to Georgetown. As a matter of fact, they had first met as children, both being groomed for the other, the girl told of all this, while our boy hero was being covertly trained for his role as Undercover Messiah.< Less
This autobiography recounts the author's self-discovery as the Undercover Messiah. This realization first occurred in 1984, when he returned home from Georgetown Law School after a failed suicide... More > attempt.
What he did not understand was that, having been the only child born on November 12, 1960, he was expected to save the world. But he was not meant to do this alone; rather, there has been one other person to have been the solo birth of her date of arrival.
Lesser minds would dismiss this assertion as nonsensical, but our hero realized that this was the truth, and figured what better way to convince the people of the Messiah's destiny.< Less
On November 12, 1960, the author was the single birth worldwide. He would be guided to his destiny as Undercover Savior for his entire life. The Rogue Messiah was unaware of this conspiracy until he... More > was "tricked" into Kekela, Queen's Hospital's mental ward. When his unethical psychiatrist prescribed harsh medications for him, the enlightened author objected initially, but eventually acceded. That was in May 1984, when the hero was recovering from a suicide attempt at Georgetown law school in 1983. What he did not know was that a special admirer of his had followed him there from Hawaii -- she was the only birth during her own miraculous delivery. She tried to prevent him from jumping out of his apartment, but he ran to the roof and jumped, landing 18 floors down. Given an exhaustive set of setbacks and failures, our hero is unable to link with his admirer for many decades -- but does not surrender.< Less
In this book, the author reflects the insights of the philosophers of all ages – from Plato’s Allegory of the Cave to rock group Kansas’s Portrait (He Knew), from ancient Greek... More > mythology to modern era physics, from Jungian psychology/philosophy to Einstein’s relativity to quantum theory to the Theory of Everything. He develops the theme of the oneness of humanity -- the synchronicity of the human experience. After prefacing this writing with Plato’s Cave, Taba interprets the philosophical themes of rock group Police’s Synchronicity I and Synchronicity II against the backdrop of Jungian theory of an acausal – that is, “effect without a cause” connection between humanity’s thoughts/emotions (psychic states) and objective events. In this book, the author reflects the insights of the philosophers of all ages.< Less
This book is the author's eighth book; he compares the varied character of free choice: egoist (objectivism), utilitarianism, altruism, and his creation; egoistic altruism. In this evaluation, he is... More > able to present his perspective of philosophy. Author Stuart N. Taba uses 4 writer's works to frame his exposition: Ayn Rand, Adam Smith, George Price, and Dan Millman. He does not simply rehash these writings, but uses them to reinforce his own composition.< Less