Live Now Die Later: A Book for the Sensitive Mind and Rugged Individualist

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DavidAlanKraul, 2004 - 344 páginas

   The sensitive mind and the rugged individualist are portrayed in the literature of antiquity by two brothers, the first-born and the second-born. The mind is the father of two sons. One side of us is conservative, cautious; the other side is radical and adventurous. A part of us is content with the status quo; another part of us seeks change and improvement.

   The mind perceives first with the outer five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell. Those perceptions are recorded and processed for future use, and thus the mind has five inner senses, the second-born son.

   In the Old and New Testaments this concept is expressed through several pairs of brothers. Cain and Abel, Ishmael and Isaac, Esau and Jacob, Joseph and Benjamin, Aaron and Moses, John and Jesus are all characters created to illustrate the mind's journey.

   The eastern Mediterranean became a marketplace for the exchange of ideas that had their provenance not just in Athens or Alexandria, but made their way westward from India and China well over 2,000 years ago. The lunar calendar and the appearance of the full moon was not just vital to agriculture in Mesopotamia; it spawned metaphors that illustrated the mind at its brightest. Abraham, for example, Hebrew for "father is high," was a moon god who symbolized the full moon, i. e., the moon straight up or high. "Father" is high because the mind is the father of two sons.

   Obviously, many concepts evolved independently, but migration and commerce exported and imported more than just figs and wine. Adam and Eve, the male and female of Genesis, are reflected in the yang and the yin of Taoism in ancient China. Elizabeth, Mary and Jesus are a variation of Demeter, Persephone and Dionysus.

   Thinkers over the ages have struggled to come to terms with the rough and tumble of daily life. Some have even suggested that life begins in some faraway place after death. Others have tried to find the way to live now and die later.

 

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This is The Beginning
1
On the Move
50
Streamline Your Thinking
81
Think Strategically
83
Stay on Your Feet
93
Stay Down to Earth
96
The Prophets
113
Keep Your Word Or Lose Your Mind
116
Talk Straight
125
Matthew
128
Mark
233
Luke
267
John
304
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As a descendant of European settlers in and native of Hawaii with over six decades of international living, the author has actively pursued his interests as a commercial pilot and flight instructor, linguist, free-lance writer and photographer, scuba diver, globetrotter. He studied and worked in Europe, trekked from India to Iran, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, worked on a kibbutz in Israel, attended language courses in Spain and Russia. He has sailed the Bahamas, made four parachute jumps and has dived extensively on wrecks in Micronesia. For an extensive look at the author's background, visit him on Facebook at David Alan Kraul or Live Now Die Later A Book for the Sensitive Mind and Rugged Individualist. You can also peruse the research for this book by googling Moon Theism Facts.

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