The book “Still Nothing “is divided into two sections which illustrate my own personal struggles and I suspect the struggles of many others who live in the age of information. I do not believe that I am saying anything controversial when I say that in this modern age our society prizes above all things hard tangible facts and proven modern science. These “prove it me”, “let me see it”, “touch it”, “taste it” are tangible needs for concrete facts are what our society flourishes on. Now contrast that modern reality and its needs against what most of us have been taught for the most part unchanged by society since time immemorial about life, death, god and our place in the universe. Encapsulate those two as of yet irreconcilable viewpoints and you understand my journey.
“Still Nothing” walks the reader through my flirtation with madness, my courtship with insanity and my brushes with heresy, as I try to reconcile faith, the supernatural and the Spirituality with reason rationality and logic.
In the first part of my book I dive into unbelievable stories throughout my life of supernatural phenomena that defy reason and explanation as reported to me by my parents, members of the Spiritual community, complete strangers, and real events that I myself have witnessed. The first part of the book walks through some of the skepticism that I had/have and my personal conflicts between my deeply rational and my overwhelmingly skeptical mind and the incredible and unbelievable supernatural events that I was/am experiencing. I will walk you down my path to the point where I am today were all of my previously held beliefs about life, death, god, and ultimate good and ultimate evil are now in turmoil.
In the second part of my book I try to take away the “super” in supernatural, or as I like to sometimes refer to the term as “beyond” natural or outside of nature, which to me from my viewpoint is an oxymoron. In this section I try to explain that there is no such thing as “supernatural”, it’s all natural because when we say “supernatural” all we are really saying is that we cannot adequately explain an experience given the limits or our knowledge so we categorize it as “beyond” natural or super”- natural or beyond the explainable norms of nature. Much in the same way as our ancestors did thousands of years ago when they tried to explain thunder and lightning within the limits of their knowledge at that time. What other explanation could there be other than a “supernatural” explanation for thunder and lightning? Our ancestors knew nothing about water molecules, electrons or the behavior of the atmosphere, so to them they were rightly calling thunder and lightning “super”-natural events. To them these “super” natural events could only be angry gods venting their wrath against un-pious man or the very gods themselves at war. Today we have stripped away many of the ancient unscientific explanations and taken “super” out of many ancient “supernatural” beliefs such as the explanation of thunder and lightning and we have placed many of these events solely in the realm of “natural”. In this section of my book I attempt to do the same to what still today remains in the realm of ”supernatural”, that being Spirits/ghosts and life after death. I tie string theory to ghosts and I separate the creation event from god/Spirit and offer what I believe are solid reasoned and rational explanations, but here is the tie to the first section of the book. The mystics believe that my explanations are not just logical applications of reason and science; they in fact believe that the information is channeled straight from god/Spirit and some in fact equate it as dictation to some degree from god/Spirit.
Now sit back open your minds and prepare to question everything you read and everything you believe. You might believe that it was god or Spirit which created life or perhaps you believe that it was a random happenstance of molecules coming together to create life . Or perhaps a third option, a combination of both.