The Soul of Being
Conceived in a chronologically continuous aphoristic terms, this 1998 project by John O'Loughlin is nevertheless divided into twelve sections, each of which bears a headed title in quasi-essayistic vein. Examples of such titles include 'Fair to Life', 'Collective and Individual', 'Self vis-à-vis Not-Self', 'Form and Content(ment)', and 'Metaphysical Salvation'. There is also, at the end, a fairly long appendix which has the merit, not uncharacteristic of the author's appendices, of both summing-up the text and, in this particular case, illustrating the 'reculer pour mieux sauter', or stepping back in order to leap further forward, attitude which underlines much of the foregoing philosophy. Certainly this book goes deeper than the previous one, 'Ultranotes from Beyond' (1997-8), in terms of its understanding of the Self and the methodology of self-actualization, or self-realization, by which the bridge from ego to soul is crossed.
- Paperback | 148 pages
- 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
- 15 Sep 2014
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About John O'Loughlin
John O'Loughlin is a Galway-born author who was brought from Ireland to England as a young boy and grew up in Hampshire and Surrey, where he attended a variety of state schools. Most of his adult life has been spent in north London, to which he moved from Surrey in 1974, and all but a few of his books have been written there, the majority of which, like this one, are of an intensely philosophical not to say metaphysical and even ideological nature.