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Philip K. Dick was a hugely influential writer who drew upon his own life to address the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences of all kinds. He was a prolific author and many of his books were turned into popular films such as Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall, and Minority Report. This book has been written with the cooperation of several close acquaintances and looks to examine his work as well as the socio-political-cultural environment in which he lived. It will be of great interest to any fan of Philip K. Dick or science fiction in general, as well as anyone who grew up the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Peake attempts to place Dick's extraordinary experiences known as 2-3-74 in a broader picture. He will also present fascinating evidence that Dick may have been, as he termed the state in many of his novels and short stories, a "precog" - a person that can see the future.
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Anthony Peake is a writer who deals with borderline areas of human consciousness. He graduated from the University of Warwick and the London School of Economics. His first book, Is There Life After Death? was published in 2006 and since then he has gone on to develop his own ideas together with exploring the latest areas of research in his field. His fourth book, Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences, is a collaborative effort with some of the world’s leading authorities on the near death phenomenon. He was very honoured to be asked to be one of the editors as well as contributing a chapter. His seventh book, A Life of Philip K Dick The Man Who Remembered the Future, is a departure from his previous works in that it is a mixture of biography, literary criticism and psychological/neurological analysis. His eighth book, provisionally entitled Personal Immortality? The Persistence of Consciousness Beyond the Brain, is a joint project with Professor Ervin Laszlo. This will be published in 2014.
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Was Jesus actually an enlightened Master belonging to a Shiva-centric sect of Indian mystics? The Yogic Gospel of Thomas sheds new light onto this question by considering alternate accounts of Jesus’ lost years and exploring the philosophical common ground between the Gospel of Thomas and the yogic mysticism of India, particularly Kashmir Shaivism. Of note are the blatant references to concrete symbols belonging to Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism), such as the five trees of Lord Indra’s garden paradise and the iconic Nataraj (Dancing Shiva), as well as the more subtle components of these secret sayings of Jesus that only a fellow mystic would notice. Inner lights, sounds, equanimity, Divine peace, the Guru-disciple relationship, and self-knowledge are all addressed. What was formerly hidden in plain sight is turned over and examined from every angle.
The Yogic Gospel of Thomas is unique because it is written by someone who not only studies and is knowledgeable in the relevant sets of conceptual frameworks and philosophical disciplines, but who also lives the practice associated with them, who has had the inner experiences that breathed life into these ancient teachings in the first place, and who is connected to (and can connect you to) a tradition that is still alive and well today; a modern analogue to precisely what Jesus represented in Judea and India over 2,000 years ago. As much as it is interesting brain food, The Yogic Gospel of Thomas is equally, if not more so, a practicum and a lifeline. May it serve you well.
Written by Swami Anantananda Giri
Edited by Jason Barrera and Alan Green
Cover design by Jason Barrera
We recently published The Sync Book, a collection of 26 authors writing on Synchronicity. The incredible feedback and support generated by this venture led to the creation of Sync Book Press.
We have since released four other books: Andras Jones' Accidental Initiations, Douglas Bolles' Winter's Labyrinth, The Sync Book Vol.2, and The Yogic Gospel of Thomas.
Speaking about our Sync community during an episode of 42 Minutes, Doug Bolles said, “Black Swan events are the events that are unpredictable, that no one could see coming - unless you're Black Swan hunters like we are.” That describes us pretty well. We are a community committed to exploring the impossible. With Sync Book Press, our goal is to create a platform that hunts out and nurtures the black swans.
The Secret War Inside Freemasonry
Suicide Kings: Ator Rota Orat Tora Taro
Contact: Them or Us?
The Sync Book: Volume 3
The Unknown Unknowns
The Dream Poet
Richard M. Jones
Book Of Stars
Look at All the Happy Creatures
(Revised Second Edition)
A new series of digital short stories from Sync Book authors. The first of these is Dog Park from Douglas Bolles, co-host of 42 Minutes. This is a tale of dogs, gods, birds, and rivers considering beginnings and endings, ultimately discovering the Soul of the World.
The second volume of The Sync Book with 26 new authors. November 29, 2012.
Joe Alexander + Richard Arrowsmith + Mike Clelland + Loren Coleman + Anadæ Quenyan Effro + FraterX + Freeman + Mark Golding + Jasun Horusly + Victoria Hunt + John Kale + William Klaus + Mark LeClair + Paul Levy + Trish & Rob MacGregor + Nexus of Sync + Scott Onstott + Anthony Peake + Robert Perry + David Plate + Riotfish + Alex Robinson + Ezra Sandzer-Bell + Noah Sherrill + Dr. Kirby Surprise + Frank Zero
Cover by Justin Morgan with mandalas by Mark Golding
A Labyrinth is not a maze. The intention of a maze is to escape–to find the quickest and easiest path out of the maze without becoming lost. A Labyrinth presents a different outlook–the point of which, is you! It offers one spinning course that becomes an image of life, a potential mirror to your soul. The path guides you and reveals to you that there is no wrong way–but that doesn't diminish the powerful forces that confront you upon entering this archetype of self. You will face your own depths in this embodied meditation, but secure in the knowledge that you are "held" within this beautiful metaphorical structure–communicating the objective of the endeavor as the process. The process is threefold: the entering, the centering, and the return. Like life, we enter and exit through the same door, thus, the Labyrinth offers a strategy for finding balance within the flow of change.
Winter's Labyrinth, a coming of age story told in four seasons, leads the reader into a circuitous adventure of self discovery–finding at center, the very heart of being–and then returning back to the world, that transformation.
Cover design by Justin Gray Morgan
A Kabbalistic Tree of Life built into the architecture of the city of Olympia, Washington provides the setting for Andras Jones’ psychedelic Walden Pond. Part travel guide, part intimate memoir, part gonzo self-help book, Accidental Initiations in The Kabbalistic Tree of Olympia is that rare literary feat; a living document. Invite yourself into its pages and prepare to be transformed, initiated and entertained. Whether Jones is holding forth on concepts such as The Pop Oracle, A Balanced Diet of Cults, Honor Among Men, or introducing readers to the artifact that gives the book its name, he does so with a keen wit and a provocateur’s knack for raising difficult issues; beginning conversations that will continue long after you have left its pages. At the heart of his story is Jones’ quest for justice and “awesomeness” in the face of what he calls “the boring haters.” It’s a personal tale of a man, a magickal item, and a small town on the banks of a vortex.
Cover design by Justin Gray Morgan
The flagship title of Sync Book Press.
26 artists, writers and bloggers share their experiences and perspectives on the strange and beautiful universe in which we live.
Alan Abbadessa-Green + Goro Adachi + Jason Barrera + Douglas Bolles + Peg Carter + Tommy Fulks + Kevin Halcott + Kyle Hunt + Sibyl Hunter + Stefan Jablonski + Jeremy + Andras Jones + Crystal Kanarr + Jon Kidd + Jake Kotze + Neil Kramer + Rammer Martínez-Sánchez + Justin Gray Morgan + Will Morgan + Christopher "C" Myers + Eunus Noe + Jennifer Palmer + Jim Sanders+ Michael Schacht + Toure + Steve Willner
Cover design and chapter icons by Justin Gray Morgan