Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Healology

http://www.amazon.com/Healology-Criss-Jami/dp/1523387238/
"There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection." ~George MacDonald

You may have heard of the portmanteau "killosophy", which is also the name of my previous book released in 2015; but here and now, in 2016, it is marked: the birth-year of my latest work and book number five, Healology. Philosophy and theology, as one might think, are 2 of my favorite subjects; symbolically, I see them as the question and the answer, or the co-pilots of wisdom, or maybe, in a sense, like the many dualistic elements as represented by yin and yang, or perhaps even like in the heartagram: the pentagram and the heart. The essence of Christianity is to lose one's life for Christ's sake in order to find it (Matthew 16:25); hence, Killosophy (the question/"the killing of knowledge") came first, then came Healology (the answer/"the power of Christ").

Healology was constructed as a partner of Killosophy, so it characterizes a continuation of that format. The first half, "Healing Power", contains more of my original aphorisms on key topics - e.g. life, love, relationships, society, art, Christ, apologetics, and countless others. I imagine this section being most welcomed by the intellectual and the truth-seeker, the one who appreciates a good brain teaser, or who perhaps needs to ruminate on some brief thoughts of influence from time to time.

On the latter, "Studying Christendom" is a book comprised of all of my latest poems and lyrics as well as a number of previously unreleased rhymes from my earliest of writing days. This I believe has plenty of room for the adventurer and the creative artist; it includes themes ranging from steampunk to cyberpunk, nursery rhymes, the return of the fictional character Sgt. Griffin, and a variety of others, both fictional and non-fictional.

The extent of creativity to which I admire in an individual is his ability to be richly creative while still, in a way, telling the truth. It is the fool who creates only his own lies, and the bore who simply repeats what he is told. If you enjoyed Killosophy, you might also enjoy Healology. The following link is to the Amazon edition of the book: Healology.