“So what’s your take on the afterlife Gord?”
“It’s all perspective. Depends where you’re looking at it from. If you’re here, in this world of wickedness, woe and wonder, it can look very much like a compensatory fantasy. In fact, with all the post-religious scepticism and atheism we have these days, that’s a very popular view. Your average awestruck interviewer behind any camera will dish up a plate of that without even trying.”
“And where else would you look at it from?”
“Well, when you’re there, thriving in paradise, it kinda becomes the norm, and an unquestioned norm at that. And when you graduate from paradise, to that heaven beyond heaven, it all looks rather second rate, a bit of a tarnished bargain. When you are rollicking about in one of the hell realms, it seems like fantasy dreamed up by do-gooders.
And there’s always the reliable traditional view: the glorious reward for a life well-lived. All religions have their versions, variations on the redemption and salvation shuffle.”
And so I invite to enjoy these dialogues at your leisure, serenely beyond all the fears, doubts and promises chiseled into our psyches by those who would have us sign up for their better-than-all-the-others belief system.
The cosmic game has no winners or losers, only players.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Gary Boller, reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 15, 2018
“If anyone is curious as to what they might do after this life or indeed what they might already be doing during their physical sleep then this series of books is for you. There are a lot of dusty old spiritualist books that explore these areas but it’s the warmth, humour and contemporary feel that makes Gordon’s books most relevant and a pleasure to read.”
5.0 out of 5 stars An antidote to single dimensional provincial contexts
Quickdraw reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2020
“All contexts are provincial. Even the ones you are totally convinced aren’t.”