I hope readers will learn that God has endowed humankind with the capacity to see, know, and understand the immaterial, spiritual components of reality
Longwood, FL (Vocus) May 29, 2010 —
Have a majority of people allowed themselves to be conned into living a fallacy? John Collins thinks so. In the Xulon Press author’s new release, Seeing the Unseen: Opening the Closed Circuit of Everyday Consciousness ($10.99, paperback, 978-1-60957-031-6), he suggests that humankind has largely embraced the fallacy that lasting happiness, fulfillment, and even salvation can be achieved with the ego alone, in separation from the unconscious roots of self. The result, according to Collins, is a widespread inability to truly see and know reality. At its worst, this lack of psychospiritual wholeness can manifest itself in hateful and criminal acts. But even among average, law-abiding folks, ignorance of the unconscious ultimately leads to dissatisfaction and unrest. In Seeing the Unseen, Collins invites readers to learn how to render their everyday experience of reality intelligible, meaningful, and joyful.
“I hope readers will learn that God has endowed humankind with the capacity to see, know, and understand the immaterial, spiritual components of reality,” the author says. “But we must make time to contemplate our own experience in order to make visible to our conscious mind what would otherwise remain unseen by our senses. To the extent we cultivate this power during our earthly lives, we may receive some intimation of what awaits us in the afterlife.”
Collins—who practices law in Bucks County, Pennsylvania—says that his interest in philosophy began during his days as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, where he studied under the noted professor of philosophy, George Boas. He has cultivated this pursuit ever since, compiling pithy kitchen table insights gleaned through extensive reading, travel, and reflection on his own life experience.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Seeing the Unseen through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Seeing the Unseen is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.