Elias Rafferton

Biography

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!

Books

The Wispy Woodsy Willows and Other Strange Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,750. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Delight yourself in this curious volume where you will find five distinctly original stories. Titles include "The Institute", "The Majestical Mystery Cure", "Clouds in the Night", "Toy Stand", and "The Wispy Woodsy Willows". Also includes two poems: "Ode to the Void" and "Bitten". From master storyteller Elias Rafferton, be assured you haven't read anything like it!
Message in a Bottle (The Obviousness of Infinity: An Ontological Inquiry)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,050. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Epistemology
This book marks the culmination of a decade-long inquiry into Truth. After years of a nearly obsessive desire to understand the true nature of consciousness and reality, I have finally arrived at the "end of knowledge" and consider myself "enlightened". This book is my attempt to share my experience and (hopefully) aide you in your pursuit as well.
The Dawn of Nightfall
Price: Free! Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
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.
Ad Infinitum
Price: Free! Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Meditations on the startling and inevitable nature of infinity. (Published under the pen name Edison Thomas.)
Edison's Very Rudimentary Explanation of Quantum Mechanics: Where Science and Spirituality Begin to Meet
Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
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Edison's Very Rudimentary Explanation of Quantum Physics, and how these principles apply to us... who are the "quantum units" of God.

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Smashwords book reviews by Elias Rafferton

  • Daniel's Inferno on July 08, 2010

    Daniel’s Inferno is a commendable and heartfelt portrayal of a common man’s journey to hell and back. In this well-paced and comfortably sized memoir, we meet Daniel Ford, a man irresistibly drawn to California’s beautiful central pacific region along with the equally beautiful women he meets along the way. Daniel is honest and good-natured with an interesting and unique sense of humor. He learns that everything happens accidentally… and for a reason. This is a great piece of “meaningless popular fiction.” The honesty and truthfulness of these accounts are this book’s most striking and refreshing qualities. Be prepared and watchful for his hidden and subtle jokes, often times so plain to the eye they end up easy to miss. Overall, a great story and I would highly recommend the purchase. 5 stars and 2 thumbs with all 8 fingers up!