Much of what I have experienced in life was consciously associated from a relative early age with a keen interest in knowing and in understanding the universe and everything in it. The things I was able to learn along the way, my report with the world while observing many of the details that make the world what actually is and not what we perceive the world as being would cumulate along the time into the motivational basis for this project.
Part of why I took on such an ample project was the realization that the world we lived in was marred by irrational, our tendency to deceive, our obsession with material goals, selfishness and the constant acts of violence that made it into a living nightmare. I knew it did not have to be that way, and the book was to be about finding the answer to the inevitable question of why is the world we live in the way it is.
I would have to say there were many karmic intricacies associated with taking this course of action. Among others, its completion required the abandonment of all sorts of tempting professional ambitions and personal life pursuits. The notion of karma implies continuity of the pursuit of the soul's goal in the current experiencing of the material, something deriving from the fundamental spiritual aspect of the nature of being human.
The mere mentioning of the word karma is bound to raise an eyebrow or two, if not draw ire and scorn from the ones that for one reason or another remain unaware of this reality. In fact, one of the motivations behind the writing of this book was that in churches, schools and universities our being here is described as the one and only chance at life. Not only that but according to both religion and scientific materialism there is no real purpose to life. As a result, most Earth people are convinced the only thing we are here to accomplish is practically nothing other than a futile accumulation a vast material riches.
In the end, the main objective of this project is to raise awareness of the fact that when one pays attention to the meaning of everything surrounding us we realize that a large part of what Earth people are told in schools and houses of worship is false. To begin with, there is more to life and reality than meets the eye, and this realization is bound to improve our understanding of the purpose of life, of the reason why we, the eternal spirit energy within the ephemeral body are experiencing the material. That change in the perception of what we are and why we are here will inevitably change the way we exist on this planet, and the change could only be for the better.
That said when advancing an argument against or in favor of an issue of major significance for humankind one is expected to have some kind of credentials. Only an expert could be trusted with his or her opinion in matters of religion, evolution, theoretical physics or astronomy, they say. The rest of us common people should just listen submissively and take notes. In reality, many among those deemed by society to be experts in their specific field have been repeatedly proven wrong, yet many among the public do not know that and they are ready to believe everything someone with a degree or the acronym Ph.D attached to their name tells them is verified fact.
There is nothing wrong with being wrong, as long as one admits to that as soon as he realizes he is wrong. As matter of principle, society should be allowed to compare all pro and con arguments regarding a certain claim made by one of those experts. That is not always the case, though, especially since certain claims have a direct impact on how society functions and it is structured. So seek the truth but be weary of anyone who declares in a public forum he has found it. While truth is universal, it appears reality is made actually of many layers of interrelated truths.
The fact is with the advent of Google and the Internet in general every one of us could access these days everything our civilization has uncovered in the past or is discovering at this very moment, which is much more than what they teach in schools, universities and certainly infinitely much more than what they preach in churches about religion in their case. As a result everyone could be an expert in the field of his or her choice, be it religion, a certain theoretical physics concept, philosophy, history or in a specific branch of agriculture if he or she so decides.
The pretend experts, the TV experts are usually extremely vocal and highly visible when compared to the attention the real expert gets in the media. Constantly pushed in front by the managers of knowledge, by those who control the distribution of information, they are the most popular with the masses. They have hundreds of videos placed on YouTube titled by their street teams in ways that reek of bias and target the young and unsuspecting, they get to publish dozens of otherwise irrelevant books and many of them are multi-millionaires, which makes them even more dedicated to their act of spreading falsehood in order to maintain the status quo.
As you are going to see in the book, this is a serious problem for our civilization, and it will continue to impede on our personal cognitive development and the wellbeing of the global community as long as we allow this to happen by limiting our participation to the conversation to taking them submissively at their word and to proudly reproducing their claims from memory without checking the facts.
At the same time religion is nothing but blind belief and it goes without saying that what they preach in houses of worship has nothing to do with known truth or reason since nothing in their dogma is based on a rational interpretation of actual facts. In reality, as it will be demonstrated abundantly in the book what they preach in churches and megachurches is the opposite of the known truth. It is a deliberate distortion or misrepresentation of known truth, and distorting significant known truth was the main purpose behind the establishment of the institution of religion on this planet.
As Plato once said, "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when people are afraid of the light." From immemorial times light was a symbol for knowledge. As a result, the wanton destruction of nature and the orchestrated loss of human life, the absurd that governs human behavior and the imposture taking over positions of leadership within society is a state caused by those who are afraid of the light, of knowledge, those who are still in control of civilization Earth.
We are in this together, and global change will not occur without global awareness and global participation. Global change is actually the only kind of change that will benefit the Earth people by, among others, preventing civilization Earth from experiencing a premature end.
We live in a time of change and lots of what we see happening on the planet has the appearance of chaos. Chaos, however, is a sign of catharsis, the result of the clash between old and new, false and true, between those who want to maintain the status quo and the bringers of light. We could not just sit around though and expect that light will eventually triumph. We must make sure it will, and A Time of Change is my contribution to the effort.