Sunday, January 11, 2015

Killosophy

http://www.amazon.com/Killosophy-Criss-Jami/dp/1506149359
My latest work and book number four, Killosophy, is now published. This one deviated from my original trilogy of poetry books (Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality, Venus in Arms, and Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile) in that it consists of 2 different parts, "Killing Knowledge" and "Loving Wisdom".

"Killing Knowledge" is a book of aphorisms which stretch across countless subjects, ranging from apologetics to love, war and conflicts, relationships and humility, art and music, religion/spirituality and politics, humor and light-heartedness, etc. It is my aim for all to come out from the read with even more wisdom, wonder, and perspective. And while some may find it intellectually challenging, or maybe even frustrating, others may find it a fun and clever read.

"Loving Wisdom" is a book of poems, previously unreleased, which all reflect a very different yet witty and fun universe. This part is focused on imagination, creativity, rhythm, and wordplay as opposed to the rather firm convictions of "Killing Knowledge".

Also, what I enjoy about the book is that the titles "Killing Knowledge" and "Loving Wisdom" may seem to be some sort of reverse psychology after reading the tone and the nature of the 2 different parts. However, I will leave that for the reader to decide, as in, which part impacted one more or less and in what ways.

I appreciate a book intended to be judged by its cover. The insincere readers are often weeded out while the sincere readers remain curious. Due to my alter-ego, TheKillosopher, I have been well-associated with the word and metaphorical concept of "killosophy". "Killosophers" challenge and question; they have humble convictions and a passion for the truth. It is not the rejection of philosophy ("love of wisdom"), but rather its passion. As "killosophy" is strengthened by the humility of not being a know-it-all, God is left to be one's teacher, the one who leads a man into all truth. I believe that God is, in his sovereign, omniscient wisdom and knowledge, the true "Killosopher":

"Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become 'fools' so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As it is written, 'He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness.'" ~1 Corinthians 3:18-19

The following link is to the Amazon edition of the book: Killosophy.

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