Today I wanted to tell you about a new project I am working on. This is something that I have given a great deal of thought to, and I have been asked by my friends and fans to discuss the philosophy behind my Waking Dream series.
The philosophy behind the Waking Dream is much more than a simple dark fantasy adventure story. I truly believe that we all have the ability to change the course of our reality. Dreamers are the ones who have that ability, and anyone can become a Dreamer, you just have to learn how to do so.
So, in response to all these questions from interviews, friends and fans, I am beginning a new project to be released at about the same time as the next book in the series, The Unkindness. This book will be called The Little Book of Dreams – Libellus Somnium, and it will be a non-fiction view of a new philosophy I have formulated called Mism, the Merger of all Isms. (Taoism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Communism, you get the idea). You can read the abstract at this link, and my view on creation. This is only the beginning.
The book is targeted to those who want to lead a more peaceful and meaningful existence. This is not to say that I have perfected my implementation of Mism in my life, but that is because we are not, and cannot, be perfect. Perfection is a myth, and a fruitless pursuit. We will always be learning, experiencing and evolving. But, I can say with profound certainty that we are eternal spirits. The body you inhabit now is just a vehicle. It allows you to experience the world, and experience the universe. When it is broken, you fix it. When it completely fails, you abandon it and get a new one to continue your journey.
Many people believe that there must be some specific purpose to life. There is and there isn’t. You create your purpose based on what you want to experience. The only innate purpose to life is to live and create the universe. We are all responsible for taking care of ourselves and one another, because we share a Oneness with each other. We all affect one another, therefore we are inexorably linked. My action causes your reaction. Reading this article will invoke thought, negative or positive, and that demonstrates the connection between us.
I always start off my blog posts calling you Dreamers, because those who read my blog are Dreamers, or want to be. And the more people I draw in, the more we can share intellectual discourse on how best to reshape our world. So writing The Little Book of Dreams will simply be a compilation of all that I have learned and infused into my life, as well as the stories and novels that make up the Waking Dream Universe.
I also believe in the Weirdness. That may sound strange to you, because it is just my word for magic. Do I believe that magic exists? Not in the Tolkien way, such as fireballs, wizards and dragons. I believe that each of us possesses an inherent ability that super-cedes conventional physics and what we perceive as impossible. I have seen and experienced many of these abilities in other people. Nothing is impossible — somethings just may not be probable, as we have learned through quantum mechanics.
At the core of Mism, we must understand that to completely understand ourselves and the universe, we must merge all of our disparate ideas into a cohesive framework that allows science and religion to coexist and explain each other. We would remove the distinction between the two and label it a philosophy of life. A Philosophy of Everything, if you will.
Now, you are probably asking yourself, who is this guy to tell me anything? The answer to that is very simple, I am the sum of everything everyone living and dead has taught me. And you are the sum of the same. I did not create this by myself, all of you have contributed to this idea, in one way or another.
Finally, you are probably asking, why would I bother to write this all down. And you are free to agree or disagree with me. But I am writing this down, because it takes just one thought to make a change. Look around you, look at the state of the world. Is this the ideal world you want to live in? Do you feel that the right decisions are being made? Do you have fear for the future? Are you concerned about what we are leaving our children? Have you lost your way? Do you know what you want out of your life?
I am going to give you my perspective on what truly matters, and hopefully in the process, I will learn more about you, so that I can improve myself as a person, and in turn make the world a better place for us all.
Have a wonderful day, and I thank you for listening to me babble, as always.