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Author E. Karl Pierson wrote this book in the conversational style through which he was introduced to the ideas known as "The Teachings." The fictional character, Willard K. Willis, was created to deliver Mr. Pierson's experience with and application of The Teachings in his personal life. Drawing on ancient sources and personal observation, Pierson presents a simplified picture of man that reflects the way he has internalized the basic tenets of The Teachings. Readers are encouraged to neither accept nor reject the ideas that Willard Willis expresses without testing for themselves, using observations and experiments in their own lives as the only required testing field.
Mr. Pierson believes that we have an innate, though usually dormant ability to question and test the ideas of man and the man-made world for ourselves. This innate potential, combined with his common existence, is what qualifies him to write about ideas and observations of the living process.
In fact, Mr. Pierson considers the notion that one's views must be certified or sanctioned by an institution to be a fallacy; such programs can be an impediment to "seeing" with clarity and completeness. No one needs third-party certification to examine and test ideas regarding the process of living.
Mr. Pierson is in his sixties, married, has children and grandchildren, and has worked in the business machine and automotive industries. His interests include hunting, fishing, equestrian sports, music, painting, and many more, too varied to mention.
Divinity and Duality
Willard K. Willis on the Nature of Man
E. Karl Pierson, E. Karl Pierson
This account of a fictional discourse is led by a mysterious gentleman named Willard K. Willis, who was asked by a discussion group to present his unorthodox view of life, which is both pragmatic and spiritual. Together, members of the group discuss the limitations of man, the nature of divinity, and the perception of good and bad.
Early in the discussion, Willard uses the example of riding a bicycle to demonstrate that we don't really possess as much knowledge as we think we do; an unseen force knows how to correct a crash-course before man's awareness function has a chance to figure it out, and the body receives its instruction from that unseen source. Some people call it God, some call it Creative Intelligence, and some call it The Great Spirit. Willard calls it "Delta."
As the discourse progresses, participants explore answers to questions like "Who am I?", "Where did I come from?", "Why am I here?", and "Where am I going?". Topics include, among others: spiritual practices, religion, culture, emotions, mysticism, and personal responsibility.
- Publication Date:
- 1456403060 / 9781456403065
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Body, Mind & Spirit / General