Book of Chaos follows Emmar who begins to see a strange man in his dreams who shares astute words of wisdom with him. What was your inspiration for this novel?
My inspiration was based on observing humanity as well as business from so many different angles over many years. I have lived in 3 continents of the world and I have immersed myself in so many different cultures over the course of 4 decades. Over the years, I have witnessed many people tell themselves stories regarding the state of their existence based on a particular perspective, and accepting that perspective as the absolute truth even if it does not serve the long term interest of those who espouse it. I also spent 2 decades in corporate america where i witnessed the evolution of a company from a caring, employee-centered organization, to one that only cared about staying away from legal trouble. My unique and varied experience of humanity as well as business, ultimately led me to write this book with the hope of challenging conventional views and encourage people to be more comfortable exploring alternative angles concerning our common human situation.
Emmarssom is an interesting character that I enjoyed reading about. What were some driving ideals behind his character development?
The character development was based on real life experiences.
Through the story many observations of society and people are shared. What were some themes you wanted to explore in this book?
The main themes I wanted to explore in the book were: Business strategy, strength, love, equality, truth, addiction, trust, safety and order, motivation, the beginning of the universe.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
My next book is expected to be ready within the next 12 months. I am still deciding on the title.
Maya: Lifting the Veil by Amar B. Singh is a though-provoking piece of literature that is written in verse. The book contemplates the human experience, life and our desire to understand how and why life works. It philosophizes on the immense task of knowing God and what his intentions might be. With this idea, the story follows Krishna and Arjuna who meet on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. They are two spirited and valiant warriors, but stand helpless against nature and set out to search for fundamental answers from the Creator.
The most exceptional aspect about this book is how it utilizes enthralling poetic verse to relay a captivating story. It’s a gripping piece of epic poetry that creatively uses philosophy to explore questions we all have and answers we may never have. The story is told through a conversation that Arjun is having, which reminds me of how ancient Roman philosophers would often write their own philosophical books.
Arjun’s family meets a disastrous fate along their journey home. Arjun is distraught and in this moment we get to empathize with him. He questions God, his pain, and the meaning of life. The emotion is palpable and is amplified by the stirring poetic verses that Amar B. Singh expertly uses. Krishna is able to explain the cycle of life and goes on to wax philosophical about life, the human condition, and the world.
I enjoyed the peppering of eastern philosophy found throughout Maya: Lifting the Veil. You can think of this as a long form poem that artfully portrays one mans suffering through the lens of thoughtful reflection. This is a spiritual journey I think many readers will enjoy.
Pages: 77 | ASIN: B087C56K4B
Emmarssom is a descendant of a highly knowledgeable African tribe that prided itself in the way it approached and understood life. His adventure as a kid leads him to a mysterious box that changes his life. Following the discovery of this box, Emmar begins to host a strange man who shares astute words of wisdom with him in his dreams. With this man’s teachings and the lessons from the stories about his ancestors, Emmar emerges as a young man with deep insights about life. This attracts people to him as he shares his knowledge with them and also learns from them. In Emmar’s world, wisdom isn’t as hard to find as it is in ours.
Book of Chaos by Yin Dolmah is a fictional tale set in contemporary times. The author assumes the posture of a sage who dispenses insightful takes on various life issues through the characters and events in the book. Usually, topics on values and philosophical life views can sometimes be boring and elitist, but by embedding these thoughts in a vibrant story, the author makes them intriguing and relatable.
With his decent narration skills, the author uses symbolism and peculiar but meaningful analogies to give fascinating meanings to concepts like strength, influence and leadership. Dolmah also plunges into the business world and looks at the dynamics of big and small corporations and why the top dogs tend to lose sight of their values after becoming great. I find the author’s views concerning the failure of top businesses interesting. They reflect the type of deep reflection and pinpoint questioning that’s rampant among philosophers.
Dolmah calls this piece “Book of Chaos.” Chaos there appears to be a metaphor for life as the book delves into many other aspects of human existence apart from the concepts mentioned above. As the main character Emmar tells the story of his ancestry, the author calls our attention to the individual and communal hypocrisy that exists within our communities. To explain this phenomenon, Dolmah sets the lens on African societies where the mentality of eternal victimhood is prevalent. According to Dolmah, these people blame the foreigners for stealing from them when their leaders were in fact, stark looters and plunderers. They accuse other races of treating them like lesser humans when they also treated people within their communities who shared different religious persuasions, origins or sexual orientation as “outcasts.”
The Book of Chaos is a mentally stimulating piece that had me questioning several views I held and helped me see critical matters from a fresh perspective. I also liked how the author kept the language simple, direct and crisp. So if you’re looking for a philosophical book that addresses several of life’s issues in story form, grab yourself a copy of Book of Chaos.
Life Cycles proposes a groundbreaking new theory that states that we live our lives in symbolically repeatable twelve year cycles. How did you develop and refine this theory?
I originally discovered the strange correlation between important career events and the age of 36 by accident. As CEO of my Outplacement company I decided to do an ad-hoc validity study of the theory of career stages pioneered by Daniel Levinson (The Seasons of a Man’s Life ) and I was surprised that I found something quite unexpected.
Later this was extended to the ages of 24 (for early career achievements) and 48 (for later events) and it gave birth to the ‘life in 12 year symbolic cycles’ theory. I have derived everything from detailed biographical evidence and nothing else. I have no connections with the occult in any form and I am critical of their work.
Because events at 24/36/48 appeared to be like a personal revolution in many people’s lives I gave them all the name the “Year of Revolution”. I now have over 50 totally new terms and icons, but they are all based on the same easy-to-understand language. My theory is for everyone to use in their own lives.
The strength of my work is centred in a number of detailed Validation Studies that feature pre-determined, objective lists, so as to include cases that do not match up. I am aiming to show a much greater than chance distribution of what I term my “Significant Years” and key biographical markers.
My results are so astounding, as to be currently unanswered by any skeptical or rational rebuttal, in spite of me doing a test for a leading skeptical organisation. The theory became refined as I made a closer study of not just the years in question, but an exact sequence of stages within it. Later it got extended to the whole gamut of relationships, which was derived by combining individual profiles, using a concept I call “Confluence”.
I have now written four books and several hundred case studies, which are often published as blog and related articles. Yet the full extent of the evidence still amazes me and I often say to myself, “Why should this (almost ridiculously simple) ‘one-size-fits-all’ formula work, and why in the heck, am I the only one to see it and pioneer it?”
What do you find is a common misconception people have about your Life Cycle theory?
I find that some commentators, who have listed my writing on their blogs, have wrongly assumed I am referencing the 12 year cycle of Eastern astrology, or some type of numerology or other occult things. They also imagine that it is backed up by some natural cycle (like the orbit of the moon or wave vibrations and such forth). They don’t understand that it is purely driven by biographical evidence.
Others think that because I talk about an important career and/or life-defining event in mid-life; that it is only to be expected at some time in your ‘middle-life passage’ (eg. in your 30’s or early 40’s). They don’t see the mystery of the correlation with just one year (which is the birthday to birthday year, not the calendar year). Even when I show some people their own results they still don’t seem to understand or give it any credence.
A lot of research went into this book. Was there anything that surprised you about this idea while you were researching?
Yes, I always maintain that when I commence writing I’m not sure myself how the direction will go, in spite of extensive planning. For instance, most of the coincidence material and my own case examples I had well beforehand. However, the idea of analysing the lives of all the prominent skeptics and statisticians I had mentioned in the text, happened spontaneously as I was writing.
I couldn’t believe my eyes as one after the other showed what I call the “age 36 phenomenon”. Everyone from Dawkins to James Randi to Michael Shermer (founder of the worldwide Skeptics organisation) etc.
What is the next book that you plan to write and when is it available?
I have two separate projects coming up and I’m not sure which I’ll do first. There’s Life Cycles – The Dark Side, which will explore the lives of a small group of criminals, demagogues and the like. There will be a twist in this however. My early career began as a psychologist in a maximum security prison and I have a bunch of ‘stories from the inside’ that can only be told first-hand (eg. like the day I witnessed close up the breakout by the State’s most wanted man). I think most readers will enjoy this and I will blend a chapter of each side in turn.
The other project is what I think of as potentially my masterwork. It will explore what I consider may be behind my results. I have a number of cutting-edge concepts to introduce and show how my early life experiences relate to all of this. It builds on the Epilogue section of the current book and solves the riddle of the hieroglyphs.
There will be at least a two year gestation period for either project to appear.
Life Cycles is a ground-breaking new theory on what life is all about. It is both controversial and evidence-based and states that we live our lives in symbolically repeatable twelve year cycles. There are two important years and this is where we see fate take a hand in unusual ways.
Designed to entertain and inform; details from the public recoed are used to dissect the l;ives of world leaders, showbiz personalities, criminals and ordinary citizens. You will learn about your symbolic life purpose and be introduced to a whole range of new terms and icons.
You won’t read anything quite as original and intruiging and you will never look at your life the same way again.
Neil Killion believes in the philosophy of a 12-year life cycle. It is the idea that big life events happen every 12 years with a sort of preliminary event 7 years into that cycle. He has examined this theory in the context of several human elements like relationships. This book examines life cycles with regard to coincidences and is the fourth book in the life cycle series. The author uses events in his own life as well as the lives of celebrities; he tells the story of how the Beatles were first signed by George Martin and the story of Star Trek among many others. This gives readers a chance to verify the facts for themselves as these are well-documented stories.
One thing that stood out to me in Life Cycles is how coincidence happen to coincidence-sensitive people and that these things are subjective. This idea adeptly stated by the author, grabbed my attention. What one person sees as coincidence, someone else may see as a logical progression. This book highlights the profusion of incidences of coincidence throughout history to convince the reader of the theory of life cycles. He uses a range of disciplines to challenge the popular viewpoints on life cycles and coincidences and bring about a new dimension from which to view life events and coincidences.
There was obvious evidence of extensive research throughout the book. Neil Killion has researched the subject and provides an abundance of evidence that, I think at least, will beg you to question and ponder the possibility. One thing is for sure, you will find yourself examining your own life for coincidences and trying to see if the life cycle methodology applies to you. I also found it intriguing how the author mentions coincidence-sensitive people. This book has a way of asking you to be one of those.
Neil Killion offers fresh insight into the subject along with an interesting new viewpoint and dimension of the methodology of life cycles and coincidences. I found his writing to be engaging and left me with little choice but to participate in the challenge that hides between the lines. The language is actually simpler than I would have expected for such a complex subject. The author has not written this book for academics. He has written this book for regular people. It seems to have a quality that pulls the reader’s interest and absorbs them in the subject matter. I was engrossed with this book within the first five pages.
Life Cycles is thought-provoking and makes you question things that you may have assumed were normal before. Life Cycle – Coincidences is recommended for anyone who might be curious about life, achievements, failures, pain, joy and everything in between.
Pages: 230 | ASIN: B004I6DOVE
With Lucifer On My Side delves into your life as well as the practice and philosophy of Luciferian. What was the inspiration that made you want to write this book?
While you can find books covering philosophical details of Satanism, Luciferianism, paganism and more, there are VERY few books about practice outside of the traditional occult practice. No one was really writing about how they practically use these theories in their life. I found that curious and decided to write WITH LUCIFER ON MY SIDE. Being the first one to explain Luciferianism like this is an accomplishment for me, and I hope the readers take something away from it, whether they agree or do not.
In this book you explore personal details about your life which gives people an understanding of where you come from. What was the hardest thing for you to share?
Easily the chapters DRUGS and JUDGMENT. In DRUGS I detail the mindset during a miserable withdrawal from opiate use. While I cover some of the physical parts of that experience, I wanted the focus to be on the mental changes. Going from furious, to depressed, to drained, to miserable is what I remember most. The physical experience is shitty, definitely, but my mind going to the places it went was the worst part of it. Specifically the things I thought and wrote about my father were difficult for me. DRUGS was exceptionally close to getting pulled because of that.
JUDGMENT, well it’s pretty self explanatory to anyone who has read it. An embarrassing situation I found myself in. The behavior I exhibited during that relationship truly was massively out of character for me. As a result, the guilt I experienced in the aftermath was incredibly difficult to let go of. I am better than that now and then. But hey, live and learn. Shit happens.
You give a lot of great insight into the life and practice of a Luciferian. What do you find is a common misconception people have about Luciferian?
That it is some kind of conspiracy theory religion only held by the billionaire elites. Or that the horror movies got it right and we are gathering in a forest to sacrifice people or animals. Couldn’t be further from the truth. Luciferianism started in ancient Greece (ancient Egypt if you want to get REALLY technical), then it moved to Gnosticism during the time of Christ, and then again with Madame Blavatsky and Michael Ford. It’s a real philosophy, with roots in ancient cultures. To be fair, I am a sort of outlier in Luciferianism because I don’t practice in the traditional occult sense. Many do, and more power to them. The point here is do what works for you and disregard what doesn’t.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
I have a couple ideas in mind but I want to ride this wave for a while. The next book would be called WHAT IS LUCIFERIANISM? That much I know. WITH LUCIFER ON MY SIDE details my practice much more than it details what the philosophy is actually about. Not to say that I don’t give a solid summary, but there is so much more to go into. No one has really done it yet, outside of occult type stuff, so if nothing else that would be my next writing project.
With Lucifer On My Side dives into the upbringing, life, and Luciferian practice of the author, Henry Panic. From Catholic roots he found LaVeyan Satanism. From there he discovered various pagan belief systems, ultimately finding Luciferianism, a Gnosticism derivative. This book goes through the trials of a man attempting to self-deify and gives a detailed insight into the life and practice of a Luciferian in the 21st-century.
Panic’s approach is daringly honest, humorous, and thought provoking. Challenging you to visit his reality and decide for yourself – can a person become like God?
With Lucifer On My Side is a philosophical, biographical work that examines the religious practice of Luciferianism through the context of Henry Panic’s life. Luciferianism is a religion that is molded to fit each individual, and as such, Henry Panic outlines his personal version of Luciferian beliefs. Readers follow Panic through key moments that shaped his life, both good and bad, and are introduced to the ways in which Luciferianism guides his actions, decisions, and mindset.
This book is a raw look at a man who has gone through a lot in life, but through his beliefs has continued on, trying to be a light bringer.
I adore how raw and blunt Henry Panic’s voice is in this book. Even though I don’t personally know him, Panic’s personality shines through. Despite being gritty and dark at times in his writing, Panic clearly expresses his beliefs and principles to the point where readers will recognize his good heart matched with his open mind.
The format of this book was really interesting as well. Split into chapters, this book is sometimes informational, plenty anecdotal, and is occasionally formatted as a dialogue between Panic and the Gods he believes in. By using these different formats, Panic successfully creates depth. Readers will understand the philosophy of Luciferianism, they will empathize with the author, and will witness how philosophy meets practice.
I found myself really enjoying this as a philosophical text in which Panic’s religious beliefs can easily be adapted to suit an atheist perspective. In addition, there were rarely any dull moments. Panic has lived a very full and thrilling life (in both good and bad ways) and we get to see some of the more emotional parts of it. Relationships, deaths, changing career trajectories, radical beliefs, fatal accidents, coping mechanisms. Panic’s life seems to have it all.
While this book could benefit from another copyedit, my only other critique would be with the organization of the story and chapters. I liked how Panic began by introducing the fundamentals of Luciferianism. This really helped my later understanding. However, Panic would sometimes make references to parts of his life that he wouldn’t fully explain until later. Some people may like this slightly disorienting feeling of having a puzzle piece that doesn’t quite fit anywhere yet, but it’s not something I personally enjoy.
Overall I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in philosophical questions of morality, ethics, and life’s purpose. This is not just for people who are “religious”, and I strongly believe that anyone can benefit from considering other moral and ethical perspectives through this book.
Pages: 290 | ASIN: B083WHX284
Revealers and Revelations attempts to philosophize a variety of medical topics. Why was this an important book for you to write?
Ans This book was very important for me to write because i extensively studied western philosophy from ancient to modern school of thought. This study was to learn about the scientific exploits of various philosophers. I realized that our modern science has its roots in the ancient and medieval philosophy of western philosophers. This study compelled me to give befitting tribute to various philosophers and their philosophies. Keeping it in mind i applied philosophical approach to describe various medical topics without trivializing them. I have tried to present this book to my readers to study and enjoy as well and of course it is as authentic as any medical text book. No exaggeration!
I thought this book was well researched. What kind of research did you undertake to write this book?
Ans I studied ancient philosophy of western world from various authors, begining with Pre-Socratics and continued the research till the modern philosophy of Sigmund Freud. I revised my own medical text books on various topics especially Genes, Genome, Stress, Cancer and Human Nature to equip myself with new thoughts which i couldn’t appreciate during my post graduation course in Internal Medicine. To expand the horizon of my thought i had to immerse myself in the writings of many authors. Some notable works which i researched with great passion were ‘Sofie’s World’ by Jostein Gaarder, Red Queen and Genome by Matt Ridley, Gene Machine by Venki Rama Krishnan. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s novel Cancer Ward was a fictional novel but it added a lot to my information regarding the subject. Other books which i immersed myself in were Robert Bazel’s HER-2, the Plague by Albert Camus, One renegade cell by Robert Weinberg. Sidhartha Mukharjee’s great works like Emperer of all Maladies and Gene were very wonderful reading, Death of cancer cell by Vincent T Devita JR MD, The fifth miracle by Paul Devis, Illness and its Metaphors by Susan Sontag was mind blowing to read. Then to learn about Stress i did the indepth analysis of Sickning Mind by Paul Martin and to have touch of spirituality in my works i dived deep into the works of the all time great poet painter and philosopher Khalil Gibran. I can’t recollect many Journals, notes and essays which by various great writers were of great help to satisfy my innerself.
This book delves into deep discussions of genes and genomes. What was your driving motivation for discussing this subject?
Ans My driving motivation was; to be honest is to become a writer and to get literary fame. I am inspired by the lifes of Khalil Gibran, Sigmund Freud, George Bernard Shaw, AynRand, Susan Sontag, Spinoza, David Hume, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the author of Genome and Red Queen, Matt Ridely.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
Ans I am working on the study of genes and the genesis of cancer and its impact on our society, its prevention and latest intervention to tackle this monster. I am yet to give name to my new book which of course will be very informative, This may be available at the end of next year.
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Revealers and Revelations: is a research work borne out of passion to know Philosophy and Philosophers and an attempt to philosophise various Medical topics without trivialising them. Begining from Pre-Socratics till Sigmund Freud is a pleasant tour of philosophy. This book describes gene from ‘principle’ of Aristotle to four letters (A.C.G.T) and Genome. Nothing is more important to human lives than the Guardian angel of genome, the gene TP53 which obviates the immortal illness…the Cancer. Described in a literary style as ….A thief in the night; the cancer once an obscure disease and now a defining plague of modern era; its various incarnations and monstrous character is stripped naked in this work. And finally Stress to Eustress to negotiate with uncertainties of human life . And that Human nature as a history of sexual evolution than the natural evolution is beautifully explained to be comprehended even by a lay man!