Sauntering Through Apocalypse

Serio-Comedy and Simple Spirituality

by Jim Cleveland



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/04/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781496901927

About the Book

Readers can join the Absurd Sojourns and Spirit-mind quests of the author over a couple of decades in which in two centuries collide. Eternal satirical questions are considered in part one: Can literary giants such as Shakespeare, Hemingway and Faulkner explain why the chicken crossed the road? Is Little Richard the epitome of philosophic simplism? Can dark sibling Forrest Grump find reconciliation and also direct? Can Snake Pleskin escape both Sedona and Iraq? Does the white man’s manifest destiny include photo ops with pliant Indians and black kids with watermelons? Can a novice movie reviewer separate bombs and bombshells? Will Christians, Jews and Muslims continue to kill each other with expensive explosives and send us the bill? How can the herdings of cats lead to wealth and fame? And in part two … humans have a spiritual endowment and personal mission they can't begin to imagine. Is your own personal Truth-Beauty-Goodness your very best religion? Will you consider 21 new spiritual enlightenments for the 21st century? How have slavery, segregation and other acrimonious separations contributed to a malaise of spiritual poverty in the deep South? Are you persuaded by the spiritual realities expressed by a celestial Melchizedek? Did you know that the practice of Stillness can lead to fortuitous contact with spiritual teachers representing our Universal Father? Both parts lift the reader into a philosophical framework that combines perceptive topical humor and a sound path to weave personal spiritual growth into a crazy world.

About the Author

Jim Cleveland began writing and publishing books and producing CDs following a long and successful career in business and higher education public relations. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Journalism, has served public relations administrative roles at three universities, and 16 years as an agricultural newspaper editor. His writings, photography, periodicals and publications have earned hundreds of professional association awards. Since retirement, he has authored 7 books of fiction and nonfiction, and produced 11 CDs of new spirituality poetry and music. He is an active explorer of the Urantia papers, ONEness global community spirituality and earth-based religions. Jim is a member of Lothlorien Sanctuary in Southern Indiana. He lives part-time in Deerfield Beach, FL, and also owns Mississippi Mushroom Quest, a farm in Northeast Mississippi.