Riding with the Phoenix
To Find a New Moral Imperative
About the Book
This book contains several different levels of meaning, each with its own episodes of adventure, intrigue, and message. The levels of discourse also can be seen as various stages in the sojourn of the main character, Gregg, from simple consciousness to cosmic awareness. Several vehicles help Gregg reach his epiphanies, including dreams, meditation, coincidences, and two near-death experiences. A visit to Greece that included stops at the Delphic Oracles historic site and Agamemnon’s tomb greatly expanded his perceptive abilities. While standing inside the beehive-shaped tomb, he felt he had been “slammed through a time warp to a new level of awareness,” which he would later describe as “holographic awareness.” The group dynamics revelation that he divined or rediscovered through intuition, dreams and meditation is certainly important enough in itself as it sheds light on many of the social ills of our day. But the real power and value of this book is that it demonstrates how one person can and does reach higher levels of awareness and being. Riding with the Phoenix provides fresh insights on and linkages to new research and understanding about human awareness. It serves as a metaphor for the increasing consciousness of the entire human species so necessary in these times of the augmenting and unresolved transboundary and transcultural dilemmas that we face.
About the Author
He obtained his Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary program focused on facilitating change processes in educational organizations. Completion of post-doctoral programs also enabled him to become a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis.
After fourteen years of teaching and developing outreach programs at the University of Illinois in Chicago, he left academia to establish a private practice of psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis.
He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fund For The Erevna International Peace (FEIPC), a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Maryland, USA, that supports development of he Erevna International Peace Center (EIPC) headquartered on the Island of Cyprus.
The EIPC has been granted Roster Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and he is a designated Representative of the EIPC for participation in ECOSOC functions and programs at the UN Headquarters in New York. For details on the FEIPC and its relationship to the EIPC, see the website, www.feipc.org.
Dr. Monroe currently resides with his wife, Merle, in Evanston, Illinois.