Regaining Paradise: Forming a New Worldview, Knowing God, and Journeying into Eternity
Your personal beliefs about science and religion will determine your thoughts regarding most anything related to those two topics. In these crazy and scary times, Paul Corson found it necessary to publish something near and dear to his heart to help ease the worries that this year has brought down on us all. Regaining Paradise: Forming a New Worldview, Knowing God, and Journeying into Eternity is partly Corson’s recollection of travels that he undertook when he was younger and his interpretation of them. The book is also partly scientific facts about cosmic and other-worldly topics explained from his and other perspectives.
Corson was transported to another time and place when he was younger, allowing him to glimpse the beauty, awe, and majesty of a magnificent place that he claims to have been Heaven. While there, he felt pure love around and inside himself that was greater than any love we humans could imagine. Corson was allowed these glimpses when he was both ten and forty years old, thus confirming what he must do while here on Earth. Corson discusses topics such as the energy that we possess, the definition and idea of miracles, consciousness and presence in life, time and light, the supracosmic reservoir, alternate universes, the creation of our universe, superstition, divine intention, and instinctual behavior.
Corson presents his book well, with references to scholarly articles and well-known people throughout time, such as Einstein. The majority of the book contains his recollections and explanations of his experiences, but interspersed within the text are references, quotes, and historical facts intended to support his claims. Corson never makes it known what his spiritual/religious background is, although that would be interesting to hear about in order to have a clearer idea of what his mind frame is.
Regarding Heaven and his description of that glorious place, most of what he says agrees with writings found in the Christian Bible; however, he does add things, feelings, and experiences that are found nowhere else. His scientific interpretation of the “place” of Heaven and his physical sensations and emotions while there prove worthwhile to read about. When you read about Heaven in the Christian Bible, you’ll find metaphorical terms because it’s a place that the human mind can’t comprehend with its current limited capacity. We know that human minds work very scientifically while here on Earth, so it makes sense that this is the way Corson recalls his experiences.
I haven’t decided yet if I believe in Corson’s experiences, but to take a step back, any reader of Regaining Paradise will be filled with hope about their future, knowing that there is an all-loving God waiting for them on the other side.
|Page Count||436 pages|
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|Category||Spirituality & Inspiration|