The contents on this page are concepts from a few sections in the unpublished 'A Manual.'
As a small sneak preview, a draft of the title page, introduction, and prologue is shown on this page.
Changes will occur shortly as it is a continuous work in progress. 
It is expected to launch the first beta version before Q2 of 2024.

What 'near-death' can do

"I assume there is no such thing as an original thought. And what you know, which translates into action, is not free or comes from a place of freedom. There is no such thing as freedom of will (1) (contradictio in terminis or ‘paradox’). You have a will. What do you want? You want something. In most scenarios in your life, you have a choice. But how to act accordingly in the moment.  Now.  That is driven by both your individual decision making’, and the ‘decision making’ by the blind process of evolution. You are not part of the Homo Sapiens species, but one with. Your hands have two ages. Look at them now. 

And why stop there? Thus, it is not possible to ‘make up’ something ‘new’. ‘The illusion of new’ is just a restructuring of existing units of information in your system, gained in the ‘so-called’ past, and reordered into a new structure which may ‘feel’ like something new. (2) Experience.

The access and consumption of information is fairly cheap. (Overall schooling is not, it is a brain drain shame) What is the price of a book, the entry into a museum, watching a cult movie or a documentary from Werner Herzog,  in comparison to the meaning or the reason for that information to exist? Gained insights from these sources have been the input for 'A Manual'. 

to be selective in what information you digest, especially now, because there is way too much of it directly available by nowadays technologies.  By following your gut and interest you’ll be in close contact with your 'True Self', and this makes you feel at a safe and warm home, no feeling can beat that. A small tip that has been my life-driving ‘force of life’: Always, and never stop following what inspires you. Don’t stop; don’t give up; this is your brain fuel. 

“If you don’t like what is on TV, don’t blame what is on TV. You are watching it voluntarily.(3)  Just switch the thing off and sell it immediately; don’t wait for it to make you more complete.”(4)

In 'A Manual' I am introducing some new terminologies. In a state of ‘Pure Authentic Conscience’ (P.A.C.), you gain ‘non-locally’ (‘beyond time and place’)(5), easy access to all your memories. It makes total sense because each individual, and therefore all of Humanity, is living our memories; your memory is your identity, and your identity, the experience of 'The True Self',  is malleable due to Neuroplasticity: the plasticity of the brain our brains. (6).
We live in a world that presents itself as 'material'(7). If you shoot me in my brain, (I think I hope) it is pretty much over. Death is not something to be afraid of, the way of dying is something you will not find out till it happens so also let that fear go. If it comes, 'Your True Self' will receive it with a smile. Death is soft and silent (7). Death is only bitter when you have clanged onto your ‘Ego-state’ and bring it with you into the inevitable void.

To the best of my abilities, I will convey my experiences in  'A Manual'. This is for me, for you, for anyone who shows an interest. I can not help you with anything. It is on you. And maybe, if you allow it, your ‘True Self’ will be open to receiving some of the information shared.  
'A Manual' is a work in progress. 

Work as love in action (9)



1. Book: Sam Harris - Free Will, 2012
2. One of the best design teachings by Dutch designer Jurgen Bey in Schiedam, Netherlands (2010).
3. Picked up from listening to the Dutch ‘De Maarten Podcast’ Starring Maarten van Rossem and Tom Jesse.
4. One of the best life lessons was saved some time by Emiel Ebbing at ‘l’Huis Preau, France, 2014

5. Book: Pim van Lommel - Consciousness Beyond Life, 2011
6. Books: ‘We Are Our Brains - Swaab, D.F, 2012 | 'Blink', 'Outliners' and more by Malcolm Gladdwell.
7. 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World' Rockumantary co-produces and directed by Martin Scorsese 2011
8. Inspired by the quote: “Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.” - Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost (1887)
9. Findhorn Core Teachings: Work as Love in Action Sue Miles and Robert Holden
A man doing his morning prayers at the ghats along the Ganges river in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India 2013 | Fujifilm x100

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