Have you ever wondered if humanity made a grand mistake somewhere in the past; as if we really were living in an Eden, suddenly veered off course, and ever since we've been running steadily towards a chasm? Like there should be a pattern we fit into, and our seeming control of Matter has given us the illusion we can dispense with the pattern and create our own Reality.
Or maybe you think human civilization has grown quite well, and we just need to make some corrections. The "horrible" state of affairs in the world today is just another media concoction. Looking at history from an objective viewpoint, we as a race have created a much better world. The path we are on is not mistaken, we just have not perfected the machinery yet.
Is one of these views right, and the other wrong; where should we look for an answer? The most sensible starting point should be with the discipline which has repeatedly proven itself, Science. It would take a Luddite, or some similar dimwit, to try and make an argument that Science has not been successful. But it is also apparent to many of us that Science is full of holes with no Emotion inside; cold, sterile, and devoid of Life, as it is intended to be.
If Science is not able to give us the answers we seek, the answers we need, then we must look elsewhere. To go where Science dare not go, we must look to the Religions of the world. Religion nowadays takes a bad rap from many hyper-liberal academic writers. But one thing these Religions have done, and their detractors have not, is to pass successfully the test of Time. The problem with trying to use Religions to fill the holes in Science is the inflexible interpretations developed since their founders passed on.
Science and Religion mix within most of us in an uneasy fashion. We have faith in a Religion, or some part of it, and we know that Science works. It's like we all learn to develop a pathological truce between what we believe, and what we know works. The problem is this approach makes no sense. Thus some people become overly Rational, and tend to think religious people are stupid or crazy. While others reject rationality, leading them to fear and oppose a civilization based on the individualistic rigor of domination.
Duality is the first in a planned series of four books which will show that these conflicting views are right ... and wrong. REALITY is a pattern and a machine. This philosophical series is the story of an unjustly imprisoned man, who embarks on an extended fast with a desire to uncover the essence of Truth. From a basis of a belief in one Reality, dispensing with the notion that there is only one way to see it, and unmasking Time as the lever, allows the most important question to be answered—how does it all fit together?