Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Thanks for the question, Nick. My friend, Nick, and I have been mutual supporters since we were in college together. It is true that my third novel is taking much longer than expected to publish. This is because somewhere along the way, my blog readers encouraged me to publish my ideas in some form. I have been working on this, and am on track to publish the first in a series of books called All About Living by the end of this year. I settled on the format of Einsteins book "The World As I See It," first published in 1932 in the form that Einstein envisioned it. It is a very simple compilation of his ideas on spirituality. (In later editions the publishers took out pieces that Einstein felt important and replaced them with papers that they felt more important, losing the intent and flavor of the book.)
I thought about this wonderful book of Einstein's, and decided that in lieu of journals, diaries or letters, I would simply offer short presentations of my ideas in book form a few at a time, along with original drawings. The first in the series will include my ideas on ethics, God, being, free will, forgiveness and several others.
I am at the same time writing Shadow Dancing, the third novel in my trilogy. The novel will be written as a prose poem in the first person, a very different format than the other two. I chose this form of expression to meet the character's challenges as she comes to fruition in her spiritual journey. Because this stage includes non dual and more sublime states of consciousness that can be difficult to convey in words, I felt that poetry was my most effective tool. I hope my readers agree. This book will be published sometime next year.
Cover art by Vivian George. Many thanks.