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A Matter of Self-Expression

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Rodney Bartlett Author Interview

Out of Time explains how everything in the universe is scientifically created and provides thorough research and discussion on the topic. Why was this an important book for you to write?

There are two ways in which it was important to write it – 1) for myself, and 2) for others. To answer 1) and 2) together – It was a matter of self-expression. I first had ideas related to those in the book some 40 years ago. I started working on them seriously in 2005 when I wrote my first paperback. Then I continued developing my ideas and writing skills with more paperbacks during the next decade or so – and also with a website for science preprints called viXra, which I discovered in 2012. In the last few years, I tried submitting to science journals since I believed my thoughts were worth consideration and that my writing skills had become adequate. Sometimes I was severely criticized … sometimes my articles were highly praised, In both cases, every journal rejected everything I ever wrote (so I never progressed from pre-printed articles on the Internet to a printed one in a journal). I finally got smart enough to stop beating my head against a brick wall, stopped sending material to any science journal, and assembled my best writings into this book.

I appreciated all the research and references you provided in the book. What was something that surprised you during your research on this subject?

I was amazed at how well all my researches came together in the end! It was as if the book had already been written and was giving me an intriguing idea here and there. That speculation sounds simply impossible – but since the days of Albert Einstein, modern physics has been searching for a unified picture of the universe where everything in space and everything in time is entangled. If such a Unified Field Theory or Theory of Everything or Theory of Quantum Gravity truly exists, it’s logical that the book could have already existed (I must admit that typing those words makes me feel a bit uncomfortable – but maybe it shouldn’t).

What were some ideas that were important for you to explore in this book?

The book began when I read another book by Prof. Geraint Lewis and Dr. Luke Barnes about how to overturn astronomy’s Big Bang. I’d possessed a strong desire to do this since taking some astrophysics courses with Australian National University a year earlier (they were conducted by Prof. Paul Francis and co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Brian Schmidt). I found the Lewis/Barnes book a valuable guide – and added my ideas about Mobius strips, figure-8 Klein bottles, and Wick rotation. Then I went through the best of my previous writings and put together a collection of 11 essays totalling approx. 42,000 words. Ideas that are important to me in those previous writings include quantum gravity, division by zero, what I call vector-tensor-scalar geometry, modified evolution, band-gap implants in the brain which aren’t inserted surgically, the topological universe, dark matter/dark energy, interstellar/intergalactic/time travel, future computers, COVID-19, uniting science with religions and spirituality, and the little piece of science fiction that finishes the book – “Time Trek”.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

I hope readers can catch at least a brief glimpse of the unlimited human potential! We all think we know what a human is, and what our civilization is like. But I’m convinced that we have no idea what people and civilization will be like in a thousand … a million … a billion years. I don’t know either. But I hope I can point readers in the right direction to see how different everything might be from today.

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This book adopts the view that the universe is infinite and eternal – but scientifically created. This paradox of creating eternity depends on the advanced electronics developed by future humanity. Those humans will develop time travel, plus programs that use “imaginary” time and infinite numbers like pi. They’ll also become the El or Elohim (names used by various religions to mean “God” or “the gods”). As astronomer Carl Sagan wrote in “Pale Blue Dot”, “Many religions teach that it is the goal of humans to become gods.” (I think that Elohim would be termed supernatural today, though their infinite abilities are actually natural outcomes of progress.)A look through the book will tell you that some ideas are frequently repeated. This is because each article is meant to be understood without reading the others … so the same ideas show up in more than one. I’ve tried to stay away from jargon and equations unless they’re necessary (I find that they often make a subject harder to understand, not easier). All objects and events on Earth, in space, and in time (including the inevitability of world peace and immortality) are just one thing – strings of electronics’ binary digits 1 and 0.

The Universality and Singularity of God

Haribakth
Haribakth Author Interview

aKsara Bhagavad Gita is an enlightening book that provides a unique view of the Bhagavad Gita. Why was this an important book for you to write?

To usher in cosmic harmony and promote universal brotherhood amongst different religionists by proposing a common paradigm to interpret scripture of any religion/philosophy or ideology. It is based on logic and derives authority from the Gita itself. The proposed paradigm codifies all rules of interpretation. This is done by enunciating rules of interpretation from the God’s quotes in the Gita, substantiating the enunciated principles by way of a mock debate, and providing an built-in checker to cross verify our interpretations and also an provides inbuilt auto updater so as to stay relevant under all changing times and circumstances. It is a Hermeneuticians touchstone and fulfilment of their long sought quest.

What were some key ideas that were important for you to explore in this book?

The words/sentences uttered in the Gita have been analysed and commented upon in a number of different ways by innumerable persons since 3270 B.C.

The untouched part of the concept underlying the words, beyond the words and the positioning of the words and sentences, that which is communicated but not spoken, the relationship between the concepts and the words, between different branches of learning and their relationship with the Gita and its usage, cognition thereof and metacognition are some ideas explored. At another level, the universality and singularity of God, relationship of humans and living entities with God, and how He wanted us to understand and act, these and some other ideas are also examined in the book.

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?

God is one, omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent, irrespective of the name you choose to identify Him, the rituals you follow or the beliefs you profess, and He didn’t ask His children to fight amongst themselves or endorse killing in His name to uphold His superiority or His words.

What kind of research did you undertake to complete this book?

If you observe closely, you will notice that there are two parts the book. The Gita proper and other subjects like grammar, law, management, logic, science etc. I haven’t researched anything about Gita. It was a revelation or an inspired communication from the divine without any intervening media.

The other mundane part required research. I had vague memory of the fundamental concepts of those branches of knowledge which required to be refreshed and correlated with Gita. I have used Google, Wikipedia, and Dictionary etc. extensively for this purpose.

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How were the rules framed? They were framed based on the parameters. How was Parameter identified and on what authority? Parameters were identified based on the attributes of the Gita. The authority too is derived from God/Gita. Isn’t the identification process obsolete and unscientific? There isn’t anything more scientific than the Gita. Just see the explosion of Artificial intelligence applications, be it Drones, Siri, Echo, or Robots. They are all non-human but endowed with intelligence.

The Philosophy of Vice

The Philosophy of Vice by [Vasile Ghiuta]

The Philosophy of Vice is an enlightening book that explores the realities of life, people and their personalities and how social norms get practiced. The author writes in depth about a variety of topics, covering science, religion, humanity and other disciplines. Reading Vasile Ghiuta’s work is a delight as the author gets you to focus on different topics as you learn about the diversities in life. I like the approach the author took when writing the book. After introducing a topic, the author gives a simple definition and then goes on to discuss the topic in detail.

The first chapter contains the definitions of a variety of words, including ‘philosophy’ and ‘vice’. Defining these terms was important for the reader as the two formed the basis of the discussions in the book. Once the reader understands the terms, the author goes further and subdivides the two topics, talking about different classifications and comparing them to related subjects. This style of writing gets the ready to fully comprehend the message that the author is passing. Every topic covered in the book is crucial but there are a few topics that stood out for me.

Some of my favorite topics were about morals and vices, consciousness, identity and vice, and religion and vices. The topic on religion and vices is eye opening. Religion is personal to many people and so discussions revolving around the topic can be sensitive to certain individuals. The author was however objective, not looking down on any religious folk and instead highlighting important subjects and how religion affects everyone. One thing every reader will appreciate about Vasile Ghiuta is how the author writes everything based on facts and proven theories. The author simplifies complex concepts to the satisfaction of both seasoned and young readers.

The Philosophy of Vice is a sharply observant and thought-provoking book exploring various topics from the authors unique philosophical views.

Pages: 187 | ASIN: B0917V6GRX

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Let’s Go Walking in the Storm

Let's Go Walking in the Storm: A Collection of Poetry and Reflections for Soul and Spirit by [Gloria D. Gonsalves]

Let’s Go Walking in the Storm: A Collection of Poetry and Reflections for Soul and Spirit, by Gloria D. Gonsalves contains over one hundred poems, including more than a dozen reflections on various topics. This anthology of poetry is comprised of poems about tolerance and inclusionappreciating life, holding on to dreams, overcoming obstacles, protecting the earth, preserving nature, the COVID-19 pandemic, and death. The quantity of poems in this book ensures that each reader can find ones that speak to them personally.

I liked the poems with uplifting messages, that made me feel like we don’t have to be the perfect image that society depicts, and we shouldn’t compare ourselves to other people or what others expect us to be. I think it’s important for people to realize that they don’t have to be like everyone else, that we should embrace our own individual uniqueness.

The structures of the poems varied, which helped to make them feel distinct even though similar themes were used in multiple poems. For example, one of the poems was structured so that the first letter of each line spelled out a word that was the theme of the poem, some poems had very short verses of only two or three words, while other poems were broken up in to sections, and one poem was written in Swahili. Some of my favorite poems were the ones about nature. Like the author, I’ve always found joy in being outdoors. It was interesting to read the author’s notes at the end of some of the poems and reflections, which gave insight into the inspiration for writing them, or additional information about certain aspects of the prose. I enjoyed reading the reflections that asked questions of the reader to encourage thinking about and rethinking our own perceptions and considering how the concepts could be applied to our own lives.

Pages: 160 | ASIN: B08NVGY6NV

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Secret Knowledge of Creation

Robert J. Flower
Robert J. Flower PhD Author Interview

Decoding the Holy Grail introduces the “Potential Molecule” and presents a unified “Theory of Everything” that highlights the connections between science, philosophy, civilization and religion. How did this idea begin and change as you developed it?

My search for the truth started it all—the real truth, not mine. After several mystical events occurred in my life, I directed myself to ancient sites and sacred scriptures…there was a math, geometry that was evident to me. Eventually a geneticist contacted me and told me the science I was uncovering was related to his work in biological cellular development. We determined the scriptures, including factors such as the Holy Grail, held this unknown secret knowledge of creation…over the years I came to see that this process was directly connected to thinking and behavioral patterns, and that the geometry of this process defined a cell itself: one that was not yet visible to science but has all the potential of reality within it—hence, the Potential Molecule.

I felt like there is a great deal to be gained by reading your book. What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

My hope is that people will understand that the power of Potential exists in their daily reality, and that they adapt the Philosophy of Potential as a central focus of their daily lives.

Why was this an important book for you to write?

The importance of the book was first to uncover the hidden meaning behind the Holy Grail and other mysteries. Additionally, I wanted to prove and display that the human psyche has so much greater power and control than people ordinarily believe, that there is a much deeper meaning to life.

Do you plan to write more books on this same subject? Or do you have other topics you would like to write about?

I have follow up plans for the book…actual examples and scientific studies of the Potential Molecule at work in people’s lives. I am also developing a computer model which dictates where, when and how space portals function.

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Decoding the Holy Grail is an enlightening read that introduces the “Potential Molecule” and presents a unified philosophical “Theory of Everything.” Through a fascinating holistic approach that highlights the connections between findings in scientific theory, philosophy, ancient civilizations, and world religions, the text works to uncover the hidden meaning of the Holy Grail. The book puts theology and mysticism into a clear, expansive picture for those seeking an understanding of the world we live in. The resulting benefit is a Theory of Life which resolves age-old issues such as life after death and practical spirituality effectively and efficiently.

Decoding the Holy Grail…and the Discovery of the Potential Molecule

Decoding the Holy Grail...and the Discovery of the Potential Molecule by [Robert J. Flower PhD]

Decoding the Holy Grail is the book that you need to read to understand life, its simplicities, complexities, and everything in between. Author Robert J. Flower PhD talks about the Theory of Everything and what consists of life. The book is filled with complex jargon, but the author modestly explains every term that may be unfamiliar to all readers. Reading this book will make you interested in science, nature, life religion, philosophy, mysticism, and spirituality among other subjects.

Robert J. Flower PhD is asks engaging questions in between the narration and answers them to the perfect understanding of the reader. I like that the author does not seem biased when talking about any topic. He writes freely and objectively. His content is neutral and does not force the reader to believe in whichever theory he is writing about. Apart from the neutrality displayed in the book, the author also writes from an informed point of view. Everything he writes about is backed by statistics and life’s experiences. The author’s way of explaining new concepts was another favorite feature in the book. The author introduces the reader to a familiar topic or idea and gradually goes deep as he explains intricate concepts.

One of my favorite discussions in the book was about the dogma of potentialism. The author demonstrates how crucial potential is in the universe and the correlation between natural intelligence and individual potential. The author defines potential as the possibility of realities. He goes further and expounds on the topic, giving examples of how potential should work and how elusive it can be to individuals despite it being everywhere. Another favorite topic was about connecting nature to potential. In this section, the author aptly discusses crystals as basic structures of potential and versatile conveyers of energy. One of the best illustrations and explanations in this book was under this chapter where the author explained the molecular structure of quartz.

The content is enlightening, and the author has thought-provoking answers to all questions be it religion, nature, science, or molecular energy. Decoding the Holy Grail is easy to read and understand. Anyone who wants to deeply understand life and all its elements should read this book.

Pages: 290 | ASIN: B08M4B49W2

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Getting It, Then Getting Along

Getting It, Then Getting Along: Understanding the world's five major religions by [L. Reynolds Andiric]

Getting It, Then Getting Along: Understanding the world’s five major religions, is a thought-provoking book that explains the five major religions that are prevalent today. The author did extensive research on each of the religions, explaining different elements in each and how they came to be. The author informs without trying to make one religion appear better than the other. The author is objective in her discussions and engages the reader throughout the text with a friendly writing style, ensuring that the reader understands one concept before going to the next.

The five major religions discussed in the book are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. When reading about each of the mentioned religions, you realize that all believers are similar in one way or another. Every believer has faith in and trusts a supreme being. In her book, L. Reynolds Andiric insists on acknowledging each other’s beliefs and not being judgmental. L. Reynolds Andiric is an excellent author not just because of how she explained the subject in her book, but also for the periodic reminders about being gracious to all.

The topics are eye-opening and interesting for any reader who is curious about certain religions but has not had the chance to interact with people that believe in different faiths. The author clearly highlights the similarities between the religions while also taking note of the differences. There is beauty in diversity and the author makes this clear at the end of each chapter. You will learn a lot, not just about religion, but also how different societies live. L. Reynolds Andiric also includes her personal stories and experiences in the discussions. I enjoyed reading the personal stories as I found them to be interesting, and I felt that they made me understand better where the author came from.

Getting It, Then Getting Along will appeal to readers interest in religious philosophy. A the end of the book, the reader understands why followers of different religions function the way they do and why spirituality is important for many. This book is not just for believers. This book is for anyone who has questions about the five religions discussed in the book and faith in general. Is the God worshipped by Christians any different from that worshiped by Muslims of Indians? Can people from different religions co-exist peacefully? How should the world deal with religious extremism? These and more questions are answered in this engaging and illuminating book.

Pages: 257 | ASIN: B083T7YLJ1

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Armageddon and Beyond

Armageddon and Beyond by [Adam Declerck]

Adam Declerck’s Armageddon and Beyond provides reader with a profound exploration of spirituality, the secular world, and science. The book may read as a religious text at first, but soon one gets to realize that the idea behind this piece of literature is to get readers to think about the ordinary things they see in life, how they affect them, and the role of religion and science. This book will make you believe that religion and science can co-exist. The existence of God as a super being does not mean that the work men and women in science do should be disregarded. God created everyone including those that worship him and those that are unsure of his existence.

Some of the chapters in the book are deeply thought-provoking, especially for readers who are not familiar with topics that touch on end times. When talking about life and what happens after, Adam Declerck makes the reader understand why human beings should prepare themselves and make the most out of life, as it is short. The author makes one ponder about deep things in life and possible events that may destroy the world. Adam’s Declerck writing is nothing short of excellent. The explanation in every topic is reasonable and easily comprehensible. I appreciate the author for trying to create real scenarios despite this being a science fiction book.

Reading about the battle involving God, the devil, and everyone else was interesting. The author puts in perspective how the conflict would happen, why people are compelled to choose sides, and the role of humans in everything that happens. Are heaven and hell real? This is a question both believers and non-believers often ask. It is almost impossible to imagine a place where one will burn in eternal fire especially if one is not a believer. Armageddon and Beyond will help you answer this and other unsettling questions. The discussion about the Anti-Christ was another interesting topic. Reading about the existence of elements that oppose God and his ways sheds light on how humans can complicate simple things like the love and grace of God.

Armageddon and Beyond is a fascinating book. In between the beautiful narration, events created and the debates the author talks about, the reader gains knowledge on an array of topics. Some concepts in the book appear to be supernatural or even gory but the author makes everything clear. The text in the book is eye-opening and the lessons powerful. The book is lengthy at 895 pages. While I appreciated the smooth flow of the book, and how well it was organized, I do wish the text was a bit more condensed or broken up. As it is, it’s like sitting for a feast rather than a meal. Interesting discussions like evolution, the apocalypse, and the changes the earth experiences were the most intriguing for me. Armageddon and Beyond is a gripping science fiction novel that will challenge and entertain you.

Pages: 895 | ASIN: B074CSFYHW

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