I’m a first-time novelist, who was once an Internet entrepreneur. I’m currently in the middle of a multi-year research project for a book that will probably be called Finding the Li: Towards a Democracy of Consciousness. It’s about how human consciousness has lost its balance in the past two thousand years, and how we can go about regaining a harmony within ourselves.
I was born in London, England, studied English Literature at Cambridge , and left England in 1981 to move to the United States. After spending some time with the indigenous Mayans of the Guatemalan highlands, I got married, went to business school at the University of Chicago, and became a corporate executive, raising two kids over the ensuing twenty years.
A few years back, I began working on my first novel, Requiem of the Human Soul, which was published early in 2009 by Libros Libertad. I wanted to write about where I saw our world going, and what it means for our human soul. Not the Judaeo-Christian immortal soul, but the kind we mean when we say: “That’s got soul, man.” I wanted to explore how genetic engineering may put the final nail in the coffin that Western civilization’s been building around our soul for the past 500 years. I tried to make the story believable – not some angst-ridden dystopia, but a realistic view of our future may hold for our species.
You can find out lots more about my novel, Requiem of the Human Soul, at www.humansoul.com.
Since finishing my novel, I became entranced by an idea of one of the novel’s characters, about the growing ascendancy of the power of our prefrontal cortex over other aspects of human consciousness. That’s what led to both a companion blog called Tyranny of the Prefrontal Cortex, and this blog. If you’d like to understand more, please read About the Blog.
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