***The Editor has re-posted Paul's book since we did a Zoom interview so you can hear from him about the book and the reason why he wrote it.
The real genius of Corson’s approach is the overwhelming evidence he brings to the fore that the world around the reader repeats its patterns to echo their creator’s mark. Humanity is thus part of the “cosmic beauty” that can be understood through reason and being unafraid to face our inner sameness with the stars and with each other. Over and over, Corson reminds us that we are surrounded by miracles every minute, but familiarity has Even veteran readers of spiritual literature will be delighted and enlightened by Regaining Paradise: Forming a New Worldview, Knowing God, and Journeying into Eternity, by Paul Corson, which celebrates both new and age-old wisdom. A dedicated researcher, Corson incorporates insights from many fields with his own out-of-body experiences to take the reader on a hero’s journey in which doubts and fears are dragons to be slain in the quest for truth.
Corson appeals to the thinker and the spectator of the marvelous, the spiritual, and the practical, ever-seeking and yet at peace. With dense, appealing prose, Corson quotes theoretical physicists, poets, philosophers, psychologists, and theists, orchestrating his cerebral symphony into a ground-breaking thesis that rewards careful and multiple readings.
Unlike other spiritualists who decry science and eschew the most common of common sense, Corson embraces scientific evidence as the creator’s handiwork even while showing the limits of science in appreciating the universe around and within us. For one example, Corson offers a sensible reconciliation of faith and evolution that is both simple and deep, noting that those who deny intelligent design and hold strictly to materialism are as entrenched in faith as the theists they scorn.
With a sharp, almost painful clarity the reader will greatly appreciate, Corson discusses God as the ultimate poet, scientist, and source. Corson calls upon the reader to open their mind’s eye to perceive new means of understanding that are at once both rational and miraculous.
He promises, and delivers, that once readers allow themselves to overcome personal fears and doubts, they will see the truth of Paradise. A tall order indeed!
The reader can feel, and share, Corson’s joy and astonishment as he describes the details of his vision both visually and emotionally. The reader is challenged to believe in such a vision by the same author who has explained the nature of cosmic vibration and macro-genetic engineering.
In unprecedented detail, Corson talks about being one with this vital force behind the physical world. Corson fulfills the promise of showing the same world around us but through new eyes, a “rewired” mind that can perceive reality in its fullness and boundary-free unity of light and the eternal mind-force. Then, with astonishing ease, Corson moves on to describe not just the unity of God, but the details of heaven.
In the best possible sense, Corson calls on us to go down the proverbial rabbit hole of wonder and even bewilderment to find the bedrock of truth. Here we come face-to-face with the question of questions that is self-liberating: the very nature of a God, the infinite force that is its own explanation. Doing so takes the courage to face our deepest fears, particularly concerning death, to comprehend that the past, present, and future meet in an eternal endlessness. As such, fear is replaced by the glory of the world and of the many worlds behind this one.
In this and many other ways, Corson’s Regaining Paradise accomplishes many little miracles of its own. Citing Plato’s Theory of Forms one moment, then Fritz-Albert Popp’s experiments with electromagnetic radiation the next, contemplating the duality of the universe even as he espouses the need for empathy among humankind, Corson exposes us to a multi-universe of wonders indeed.
*** The Editors notes: Now that we have technology as a great resource the Editor did an interview with Erika. We interviewed her about her book "Cleansing Rites of Curanderismo" about 2 years go. Now that her new book is out we did a live Zoom interview about "Sacred Energies of the Sun & Moon."
Amazon review: A practical guide to ancient Mesoamerican solar and lunar rites for healing and transformation
• Details shamanic rituals and practices for each period of the day, including dawn, sunrise, noon, sunset, and midnight, to best harness the energies of the sun, night sun, and moon for specific purposes, such as divination, journeying with animal spirit guides, or spiritual wisdom
• Incorporates shamanic breathwork, dreamwork, mantra chanting, mudras, dancing and movement, toning, chakra work, crystals, herbs, and limpias (shamanic cleanses)
• Explores how nighttime energies are affected by the phases of the moon, offering specific practices for each phase
Ancient Mesoamerican shamans and modern practitioners of curanderismo--a Latin American shamanic healing practice--divide each day and night into distinct periods based on the sacred rhythms of the sun and moon, with each time offering opportunities to connect with specific celestial energies for healing and transformation.
In this hands-on guide to working with the sacred energies of the sun, night sun, and moon, curandera Erika Buenaflor details the rites, rituals, and deities for each part of the day and night and explores the sacred tools and techniques used by ancient Mesoamerican shamans for harnessing solar and lunar energies. She explains how the sun is the source of soul energy that heals, animates, strengthens, and revitalizes us on many levels, while night energies are transformative and conducive for connecting with nonordinary realms. She explores rituals for dawn, sunrise, and midmorning to harness the energies of creation and new beginnings; for noon and afternoon to promote peak strength and spiritual wisdom; for sunset and dusk to bring about transformation, perform divination, and journey with animal spirit guides; and for midnight and predawn to facilitate shamanic dreamwork, connect with the ancestors, make offerings, and regenerate at the deepest levels. She also explores how nighttime energies are affected by the phases of the moon and offers specific practices for each phase.
By intentionally tuning our activities to the rhythms of the sun and moon, we can invite in their sacred energies of abundance and healing for more healthy, creative, mindful, and happy lives.
Learn more about Erika and her books.
Dean has been a contributing writer of the past few years. He's written many books. Here is one of them. And this is the Amazon Review:
The methods described in this book took the author from literary obscurity to remarkably quickly becoming an internationally acclaimed poet featured in over fifty magazines worldwide, having his own syndicated radio show heard by over 1/4 million listeners each week and spending time as resident poet on a TV channel. Living Authentically will work for you whatever you wish to achieve from life, this book is for ALL seekers of more than a treadmill existence – those looking to have a fuller, happier experience on this amazing planet of ours. What is more, your truly authentic life might well be hiding right there in plain sight, it frequently is! It is how we value ourselves, our personal idea of how much our knowledge and uniqueness are worth that 100% determines the results we get from life. We are all capable of far more than we ever imagined possible and all that untapped potential is waiting right there within us ready to be released…