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In this three-part discourse, Simon Cleveland offers a perspective on life derived partly from the latest scientific theories in cosmology and quantum mechanics and partly from analysis on the works of some of the greatest writers and philosophers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book explores topics such as the meaning of time, consciousness and the development of the essence. The author also examines the genesis of the concept of immortality.
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Jul 1, 2009"Mr. Cleveland certainly did his research. " I can see why some folks may see the book as controversial, but I loved the way that the author approached the three facets of existence and supported his theories with the opinions and quotations from scholars on this topic. Mr. Cleveland certainly did his research. His words definitely make one put on their thinking cap and force the reader to ponder many things to which they would have otherwise probably never given much thought. You will not want to put this book down for fear that you will miss something, but when you do, you will find yourself picking it up again to see what other morsels Mr. Cleveland has offered for your assimilation. Whether or not you agree with Mr. Cleveland's opinions, you can't deny that they implore you to examine your own."
May 8, 2009"Powerfuly and Thought Provoking Reviewed by Nancy Jackson" Existential Meditation 'On the questions of Beginning, the Meaning of Existence, and the Consequences of the End' has a basic underlying message: Get back to the simplicity of life. The words themselves sound simple enough, but if you look around, human beings tend to take the simplest of things and create havoc. Simon Cleveland has penned what could be considered a highly controversial subject and approached it without sounding accusatory, vain, egotistical, or self-righteous. There are no preachy sermons or in-your-face nagging. In fact, through quality research, quotes, theories, and opinions, the author presents to you a book poised with thought-provoking ideas that make an enormous amount of sense. It, of course, depends on how you choose to view his ideals and how they mesh with what has been ingrained inside you since the day you were born. It is thinking outside of the box, but at the same time taking into... More > consideration what is inside the box rather than ignoring it completely. The book consists of three main parts: Why is there a beginning? What is the meaning of existence? and Consequences of the end. They in turn have sub-parts that delve deeper into fact, fiction, truths and myths. It is through these sub-parts where the author really shines with findings to support this book. Simon Cleveland asks us to take the time to answer the questions we are faced with everyday. Questions of who we are, why we react the way we do, why we internalize everything and analyze things to death. Why we do not take things at face value but spend an incredible amount of time reflecting on – rather than living – our lives. Always looking for a message, or even looking to an outside force that may never answer those “all important” questions. Why we do not trust our own instincts and question what we know to be right? Anyone can read a phrase and interpret it a thousand different ways. You might take something from this book that differs from what I took. If you allow yourself the time to read Existential Meditation 'On the questions of Beginning, the Meaning of Existence, and the Consequences of the End' without reacting defensively, you’ll find a wealth of interesting facets about the way we behave. If you really take the time to consider the author’s words, rather than argue for argument’s sake, I feel you will walk away with knowledge and insight. What I have gathered is that humans are not the complex creatures we make ourselves out to be, but we certainly know how to complicate things. I encourage you to explore these motivational pages and take away from it what you will, and appreciate it for the clarity it can bring if you let it.< Less
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