Our Innermost Eternal Sparkling Diamond
About the Book
I thought that you as reader would enjoy this writing on the great dignity of the human soul. This book offers a sharp contrast to the main topics on which I tend to post and was written and compiled from my heart. I have often posted articles on extreme, manned starship technologies, and as a physicist, I will continue to do such. However, I offer this rather long article as a sharing of my personal belief in the transcendent dignity of every human person and, by corollary, that of any of our ETI brothers and sisters. With modern technological capabilities to monitor the various emotional and mental states of test subjects and the ability to measure and experimentally probe the electric and magnetic fields generated within the human body, we sometimes are tempted to view the human soul as some form of corruptible energy field. We long for a rekindling of a sense of mystery regarding the ephemeral reality of the human soul. This book is motivated as an attempt to restore a sense of mystery in the minds and hearts of any and all persons who will read this post regarding that aspect of our human nature that seems to be beyond validation by modern science, technology, and medicine and which seems to defy certain and precise explanation by philosophers, theologians, and clergyman alike.
About the Author
I have always had a fascination with the concept of the Human Soul from my pre-school age years onward. As a 12 year old, I remember doing a lot of reading of articles about the Human Soul, the Human mind, psychology, psychiatry, and the like. Most of these articles where available and read from the 1964 Edition of Collier’s Encyclopedia that my father bought for the family, with the intention of providing me and my five siblings an opportunity to learn by reading and to assist us with our academic life. I however, was indeed the proverbial black sheep of the family, and in fact did not enjoy going to school as a young boy. I was very shy and introverted during my elementary school age years, but eventually blossomed into an extravert. While most of my brothers and sisters were busy obtaining straight As for the most part, I was content to ride my bike, throw a ball, work out, and more to the point, indulge in reading about the Human Soul, and other topics unusual for 5th through 11th graders such as UFO space alien abduction accounts and other pseudo-scientific topics. I had developed a strong love of future Human space flight scenarios and eventually fell in love with physics. As a physicist, I am primarily interested in prospects for interstellar flight, although thinking and writing on the topic of Human nature especially with regard to Catholic notion of a spiritual and immortal Soul is a great joy for me.