The Dawn of Nightfall

As a summary and philosophical interpretation of Isaac Asimov's classic story "Nightfall," The Dawn of Nightfall draws esoteric correlations between the science fiction masterpiece and inner pyscho-spiritual illumination. My intended purpose for the reader of this essay is to reflect as deeply as possible and be humbled by the magnitude of mortality, and to inspire the pursuit of eternal life. More
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Language: English
ISBN: 9781310454653
About Elias Rafferton

After spending years trying to figure out life, death, God, Satan, the Devil, heaven, hell, suffering, Buddha, Krishna, Christ, love, sex, dreams, eternity, infinity, samsara, nirvana, mind, matter, energy... and just about everything else of the sort I could possibly get my hands on... I finally reached the 'end of the line'. At 29 years old I realized directly and undeniably that knowledge of the type I sought is fundamentally impossible. With this I also realized in the most complete sense that there is no such thing as a permanent 'ego' or 'self' as I'd always previously assumed by convention.

Having experienced these strange and wonderful but somewhat terrifying realizations about the underlying nature of mind and reality, I felt compelled to share. While books of this kind cannot communicate what is incommunicable (of course), they certainly can help one lay the intellect to rest (or at least, such was my own experience). They can help show that ontological knowing according to any conceptual framework whatsoever is in fact fundamentally impossible, and that ego (or 'self') is really just an ever-changing, never-fixed construct of mental phenomena. Hence the book, "Message in a Bottle: The Obviousness of Infinity: An Ontological Inquiry", my feeble attempt to offer what I've learned (or unlearned, I might say) to anyone who similarly seeks 'the end of seeking'.

I also like to write fiction (particularly short stories), and generally tend to blend elements of fantasy, science fiction, and even a little horror or the supernatural. My first release is the short story collection "The Wispy Woodsy Willows and Other Strange Stories". I hope you enjoy!

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Review by: James Jenkins on Oct. 09, 2014 : (no rating)
Having read the original work,I took a look at this. I used the online reader and found that the author of this work is merely describing the original, and giving commentary. Not sure why the author chose to publish this. What does it offer over a million plus book reports turned in by a million high school readers of the work?
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