DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
These terms evoke different methods, different communities, different realities, but at the root, each must face how and why people change or do not. Each echoes the ancient search for paradise, in the inner world and the outer, in self and society.
Are the expanding divisions, environmental declines, and prevalence of mental illness not reflections of gaps in our process?
This book traces the missing factors to how we relate to our experiences, the mechanisms we never reflect on, because they structure how we see.
The wisdom is out there, the facts, the technology, advance. However, our efforts often fail to translate into cooperation, compassion, progress. And it is always someone else’s fault. Or is it?
We return from every transcendent experience, every shower of information, and confirmation of righteousness, to a mindset of division—a mindset that cannot see itself and how the patterns of this world are its result.
This is not a battle for what you should believe. It is an invitation to expand your options.
We dream at the horizon of our civilization’s destiny. This is a process, a bridge, a view, beyond the divide.
The author was born and raised in Orange County, in Southern California. His father used to say he needed to get out. The author wondered what was wrong with it. One day, out of the blue, his aunt called and asked him about his college applications. Disappointed by the short list of local schools, she said she would call back in a week to hear what other schools he had applied to. As a result of that phone call, he would later attend and graduate from U.C. Berkeley in Northern California. It was not long into his time there that he realized what his father had meant. This simple shift, a few hundred miles north, would be the first of many shifts in perspective, each of which would unveil a different world.
He now does most of his writing, most of his seeing between worlds, from a little island in the Mediterranean, at the edge of the forest, and the sea.