To understand the essence of this novel, you need to accept that we know nothing for certain. The memories of your brain seem to offer proof of a world that you can see, feel, hear, smell and touch, which leads to a variety of paradoxical scientific and superstitious religious concepts to explain our human experience of a self within our mind, often referred to as a soul.This novel takes the reader on a journey through religious history and natural science and in the process raises new and interesting questions about both. Sizzling erotic passages, frank discussions of human psychology and blasphemous insinuations about religious concepts provide a perfect opportunity to disagree with every single paragraph, proposition and opinion.
Immanuel Kant said: ‘Audere Sapere!’ or ‘Dare to Know!’
I started to write this – my first – book more than seven years ago, but I wrote most of it in the spring of 2003. It was then published as “The Deity.” Being my first try at writing a novel, it was a tough read, full of religious, scientific and political narrative. When I wrote “The Deity,” I felt at the time that there were more stories to be told around the subject of a spiritual substance related to quantum field physics, call it the soul if you want. My second novel, “Journey To Eden,” developed as a parallel story and is not a typical sequel. Thus, there will be a third book, which has already been written in my mind. I just have to put it on paper. I now call this the “Spirit in the Quantum Field” trilogy.
Much of my perspective on God and religion is shaped by the time I lived in the Middle East in the 80’s. Upon my return I was certain that the Middle East and the West were heading for a confrontation of some kind. 9/11 was, however, much worse a consequence than I ever thought could happen. I did however predict in 1984 that the West would invade the Middle East. I do predict now – as I do in this book – that worse is yet to come.
The scientific principles related to General Relativity, quantum mechanics, string theory, artificial intelligence and psychology as used in “Deity,” are presented as accurately as possible, but obviously deviate from accepted science for the sake of the story and sprinkled with my own ideas of a Global Unified Theory here and there.
Passages that seem to have an anti-American-Semitic-Islamic tone do not convey my personal convictions, but only mirror many of the current sentiments around the globe. It would be worthwhile for all sides to wonder why these exist – or, even better, to consider how they could be changed. For each of these sentiments there is in most cases an underlying cause and all we try to correct is their effects. It is our rationality that keeps us from understanding the why and it is this rationality that leads to terrorism.
Book Title: ‘Deity’ Paperback: 440 pages
Publisher: MJP-Publishing (March 30, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 1.0 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.39 pounds