No Stranger To Strange Lands: A Journey Through Strange Coincidences, Connective Thoughts, And Far Flung Places

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From Zürich to Moab, from tropical Polynesia to the farthest corners of Australia, from investigations into what ideas themselves might be to what secrets might be revealed by Synchronicity, from deconstructing Free-Market Ideology to reinventing Spirituality; this multi-layered journey seeks connections between every aspect of the cosmos, from the musical sphere to the stratosphere, and beyond.

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781452338934
About Julie R Butler

I am child of Colorful Colorado and a citizen of the world.

I am always searching for truths that we can all live by, which celebrate diversity, respect individuality, and promote real democracy.

I love to play with language, images, and ideas.

I believe that knowledge does set us free, and that the manipulation of knowledge and fear is a large part of what has held humanity back from solving problems that are enormous, but not unsolvable through patient perseverent progress.

I see the universe as infinitely interconnected, incomprehensibly complex, but not in and of itself incomprehensible.

I am currently living with my wonderful, funny, wickedly-smart and dashingly handsome husband, Jamie, in a quaint beach town in Rocha, Uruguay.

My essays and the occasional poem can be found at the following locations:

The philosophy anthology, "What Do You Believe?" (edited by Derek Beres Brooklyn, NY: Outside the Box Publishing, 2009).

"Connectively Speaking"
(http://connectivelyspeaking.blogspot.com), my current social issues blog.

"we fear what we don't understand" (http://julierbutler.blogspot.com), my socio-political blog.

"Because The World Is Round..." (http://thebecausetheworldisroundblog.blogspot.com), my blog about my life and travels in South America.

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Review by: Walt Long on Oct. 14, 2010 :
Julie has produced a delightful - if sometimes whimsical, often disparaging, and always controversial - journey through time and space. For anyone who ever believed that maybe he (or she) was different, that maybe he (or she) had the power to see deeper and clearer, to believe that ideas and remedies exist in some shrouded universe if only we could understand them - this charming and insightful adventure is certain to create a bond. This is not a prototypical travelogue or a tiresome lecture, but a genuinely bright and light-hearted look at time, space, and the over-lapping of ideas. Julie as at once a guide, a historian, a philosopher, and a companion. Whether contemplating the ages-old Indian ruins of Colorado, or the timeless beaches and canyons of the south Pacific, she is able to switch gears easily and connect the eternal dots. Never are you stranded without food for thought. It's a rare commentator who can present her ideas not as opinion, but as part of the universal consciousness.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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