This book addresses the questions: who are we, where did we come from, where are we going, why is life? It does so by presenting a wide range of information from both scientific and mystical sources. It is about mankind’s quest for enlightenment. Information from a variety of disciplines is offered as a challenge to our currently accepted paradigms. Are they serving or hindering mankind in this quest? ‘Why Is Life?’ is written in a down-to-earth, straightforward manner and is intended for the average reader.
Why Is Life?
Why Is Life?
We are in the midst of a revolution. This revolution is like an underground movement, spearheaded by an ever-expanding group of eminent scientists and spiritualists. It involves a revolutionary new way of understanding our universe - our reality. It started when the discoveries of Einstein and modern physics seemed to be validating what mystics have been saying for thousands of years - that all aspects of creation can be seen as manifestations of energy – as frequencies of vibration. This new movement recognizes the incredible creative power of consciousness.
To see things in this new way is to arrive at new definitions of humanity, God, angels, extra-terrestrials and all beings. It leads to a better understanding of illness and healing, suffering and death, enlightenment, the laws of cause and effect and the laws of physics. Most importantly, it leads to a better understanding of the enormous changes currently underway on this planet.
With this new understanding comes the realization that, in the distant past, we had a better grasp of certain aspects of reality than we do now. With that realization comes an understanding of why the ancients did what they did - wrote what they wrote. It sheds light on the origins of humanity, on ancient mysteries such as the Great Pyramid, on new mysteries such as crop circles, on religion and the mysteries in the Bible. When understood in terms of energy, even sex has a whole new meaning!
So, how does one begin to get a grasp of this new way of thinking? One could spend years plowing through some very weighty and tedious reading or, one could read ‘Why Is Life?’. This book offers a shortcut. It is a synopsis of a wide variety of related topics from a wide variety of sources. It is like a demystifying or translation of material that can be very dense and laborious into easy-to-understand layman’s language. Accompanied by commentary from the author, the information in this book offers an explanation of this revolutionary new way of thinking, from both scientific and mystical perspectives. It offers a new way to make sense of concepts and phenomena that were once difficult to understand. It offers a new way of grappling with the key questions –
Who are we? Where do we come from?
Where are we going? Why is life?
If you are interested in trying to ‘make sense of it all’, there is no book on the market quite like this one. It tackles these questions by presenting info from a wide range of sources – mystical, scientific, channeled, etc. It synopsizes these various viewpoints and presents them in an easy to understand way. After reading this book, you will know a little about a great many topics in the ‘new age’ realm, and you will understand how they relate to each other. Testimonials from people who have read this book use words like “amazing”, “mind-expanding”, “a very useful resource”, “entertaining”.
“In trying to establish new paradigms of reality - to figure out ‘what’s really going on’, there is a great deal of information to consider, and the process of considering such information is, for me, a tool for my own personal healing. Finding all ‘the answers’, is not as important as the process, and is ultimately of no great concern. For me it is more important to remain open to all ideas, whether they come from research or from my own meditations. It is important to keep my beliefs liquid. However, the more information I gather and sort through, the more I agree with Newton, Einstein and Max Planck. I confirm the fervent core belief that I’ve always held in my deeper awareness - no matter how the pieces of the puzzle come together, behind the illusion of chaos, underlying all phenomena, there is order - a divine plan - a benevolent creative entity of which we are all a part.”
BOOK PONDERS BIG QUESTIONS - GOODY’S BOOK CLUB
Take one part of Stephen Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time’, one part of Dan Brown’s ‘ Da Vinci Code’, one part of ‘What the Bleep Do We Know’, and two or three heaping parts of author Dennis Gaumond’s own extensive research and engaging writing style and you have one of my new all-time favorite books – ‘Why Is Life?’
If you, like me, are even vaguely interested in questions like, “where do we come from?”, “how was the universe created”, “is there a God?”, “who was Jesus?”, and “what’s it all about anyway?”, this book will give you delicious food for thought.
Gaumond states, “I believe that the beliefs I have today are not the beliefs I will have tomorrow”. That said, he lists the beliefs he has today – after having written this huge volume and done more research than I would have thought humanly possible for one man to do.
1. Most of what we refer to as reality is an illusion.
2. We are not just clever naked apes designing better mousetraps - humanity is much more than we tend to believe.
3. An incredibly glorious, beautiful and exciting destiny awaits us all.
4. We are the creators.
5. We, and all things in all universes, are one.
6. There is absolutely nothing to fear.
7. Love is the master key to all doors.
So who is Dennis Gaumond? For most of his life he was a Canadian blues musician, but also, for most of his life he was struggling with the great questions of life. He was at a spiritual retreat in Australia when he had his personal moment of enlightenment. As the great Zen masters will tell you – you don’t simply get to be enlightened and then sit back and bask in bliss – this is an ongoing process.
Gaumond tackles an enormous range of topics in 400 pages, starting with the nature of reality and exploring the latest findings of the world’s top quantum physicists. He moves on to Darwin and evolution – and don’t expect a recap – Gaumond questions everything and the thoughts he raises on evolution are intriguing indeed. He presents an alternative history of the planet as well as mysteries and enigmas that we have largely ignored.
How did 20,000 slaves build the Pyramid of Giza, the base of which covers 13 acres, the stones of which fit together so perfectly that no hand tool could have possibly engineered them? The best experts today, given the most modern tools, say they could not duplicate it.
One of the most intiguing sections concerns the Bible and its teachings. If you’re ready to keep an open and questioning mind, this one could rock your world. The section on the goddess and sacred sex might also shake you up a bit. As I said, the book is extremely well researched. It might take you years to follow up on the vast bibliography. It is also very well written. In fact, it’s a page turner on the order of the Da Vinci Code – not as much of a cliff-hanger perhaps, but in terms of electrifying information, definitely. In fact, you’ll find more information in these pages on some of the Da Vinci Code’s enigmas.
The author is coming to town as a guest of the Unity Church of Nanaimo, May 29 for a talk/workshop from 1 – 4:30 PM and another workshop June 4 at 9PM. For information, call the church office at 758-1021 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goody Niosi for The Nanaimo Daily News.
WRITER'S DIGEST MAGAZINE
This is very well-written and readable, with lots of factual and intellectual references that take this out of the personal realm and make this a more analytical and educational commentary. The author is comfortable with himself and his beliefs and quite expressive. Anyone wanting to know more about this particular line of thinking and many, many variants that the author goes into in great and well-researched detail, will find that the book has a lot to offer. A tremendous range of esoteric subjects are extremely well-covered here. The book includes a list of references galore, a list of websites, and an index, all of which are useful for the serious reader.
Writer’s Digest Magazine.
COSMIC BOOK REVIEWS
The author is sharing what he has found as he ‘has fumbled his way long the path to enlightenment’, at the same time acknowledging that he’s come a long way on that path and that the is aware that he still has a long way to go. He describes the age of Non–Dogmata, where rather than adhere blindly to preconceived doctrine or the opinions of others, it is preferable to work things out for ones own self. Hopefully one learns to listen to one’s higher self or inner voice, which will always help to guide on to whichever paths seem most beneficial. Life is truly a mystical experience – Dennis has done an incredible job of compiling information from many difference sources to create the big picture of our life on earth. He compares current dogma (belief held by organizations or religions) to alternative information (information that has been hidden or not commonly accepted) about all facets of life on earth – and then also occasionally throws in his two cents worth (Dennis's views are incredibly insightful). His section on mysteries and enigmas is quite excellent and compelling for the reader to follow up and do some research on their own with the many links and references he provides. Mysteries are only mysteries because we haven’t figured them out just yet – food for further thought and pondering as we awaken out of our holographic dream to find the inner workings of life !
The Mystical – Meru
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