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Book Of Plebs [Kindle Edition]

Denis McClean
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Book Description

If you want to know about flying, you'd talk to a pilot - right, but only because birds don't make good instructors.
If you want a career in politics, you could start with to your local representative and if you need to know about God, but can't see where the dogma ends and the superstition begins, you should really talk to God, but you also need to forget all those God Stereotypes. The real deal was always closer than you think, and by that I mean always, right from the word GO.

Cave art is the visible sign of arguably the most significant change we have undergone as a species. It was the milestone at which we moved up a notch or ten on the evolutionary ladder. We were no longer animals.
This was probably our greatest hour as we moved beyond simple hunting and gathering to occupy a broad front that also conquered the planet Earth.

It was a long time later that we settled into our comparatively tame pastoral existence about 9,000 years ago. This later settled period is what defined us and made us what we would later become.
Our history suggests that our greatest achievements as we walked, sailed, and climbed over continents and through geologic ages as well as climate change was the real stuff of legends, because we couldn’t yet document it. The art of negotiating with the Earth to nurse our diverse populations, from a common infancy, is something we therefore know almost nothing about.

The Earth wasn’t ours alone and we joined others who also reached some of these evolutionary milestones before us. Excavations suggest that we were probably not the first species to be capable of art. Neanderthals and others walked alongside us, or were already encamped at various places and times along our way. Art was the start of something much bigger than primitive hand prints on walls. It was an awakening to our potential to mark and change the world as we went.

This awareness to our bigger possibilities was what opened up the much bigger ‘Spiritual’ place that we never quite conquered. It was never a thing accomplished, like our physical achievements. No matter how far we went, it always seemed to follow us asking harder and harder questions. The fact is, this spiritual place has survived evolution with us, which is the greatest long term test of its viability.

When you think about it seriously, if Spirituality really does exist, then logically, it always has.

Aeons later, it’s not easy for us to accept the existence of such a ‘Place’ without some physical evidence and there is the problem. If it was physical, it couldn’t exist spiritually and vice versa. We have to ask therefore, if our truly wild ancestors were in some ways superior to us by being able to remain less constrained by physicality, which now demands our total focus. They were apparently able to think and explore beyond the physical boxes to discover what was outside while so many of us seem to have locked ourselves inside and can no longer find the key.

There is no religion is this book, so I've offended no-one or everyone by looking back with a totally open mind to see where Spirituality first came from. It had to start with self-awareness itself, which predates all religion by possibly the same margin as art predates writing. That’s enough time for civilisations to rise, fall and then rise and fall again.

The strange thing is, when you just open yourself up to all those possibilities, there is no influx of unfamiliar ideas. Stripped of all its finery, Spirituality is a frighteningly familiar place. The simple act of taking this journey was enough to convince me that ‘Somethings’ are not quite what we have been conditioned to accept, and that some of us may have already evolved beyond Homo Sapiens.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1372 KB
  • Print Length: 205 pages
  • Publisher: Denis McClean; Rev 3 edition (21 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AIBC4VO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,080,237 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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When adding to your biography, advises Amazon, be creative and that's exactly what I do. Though on the day this picture was taken, I was taking a 'Time Out' on the Bull Island in North Dublin with some of my family. As you can see, the weather was very changeable, but that's what it does here in the Emerald Isle. It changes dramatically and often.

'My' people were hiding behind the camera, but you can see the distinctive Dublin landmark of the Twin Ringsend Towers in the background. I was born and raised under the darker clouds over Raheny, which is not far away. As a kid, my friends and I would often walk or run through Saint Anne's Park and then over the causeway to this beach, where we spent countless summers. If we were not digging, swimming or fishing, we were probably causing mayhem in the dunes off to the right, or simply beach combing the entire length of it, all the way back to the old wooden bridge, more than halfway to those towers.

Later I learned to drive on this beach, and I was also moved on more than once for being 'Parked' with a close friend on it. It makes you wonder what they would have put on the charge sheet had I been a more stubborn rebel than I was. Anyway, that's probably more personal stuff than you wanted to know, so let's get back to creation.

Some people create characters and a story, possibly by tweaking a real life experience and then fictionalising the people or the events, or both. I can do that, but I prefer to mix it a bit more. I also like to create from nothing, because everyone can create from nothing as long as we acknowledge and live within our limits - Right?

But what if our perceived limits were all self imposed? Most of us could be very surprised by the full extent of our capabilities when we really put our minds to it. You've heard stories of both men and women lifting impossible weights to save friends or family. Stories abound about normal people like us doing extraordinary things when pushed, and they're not all about lifting cars off injured people. I'm also talking about our higher attributes. Those would be the ones that will drive us towards our ultimate destiny.

You will not find a greater believer in humanity than me, but I am also the greatest critic of our lack of it. We may be the greatest and most altruistic beings in the universe, but we are equally capable of depravity and oppression. Observations like that make me think, and thinking makes me write and once I have something, I just have to get it out there and share it with you.

I entertain, but I also provoke serious thought. I think everyone should be aware of what we can do and what we really do. There is a chasm between the two and we live, eat, sleep and work in that chasm. It's a dangerous but also a much bigger place than you think, and if you read my stuff, you'll need to think. Well, let me qualify that. When reading Book of Plebs, thinking is pretty much mandatory from the outset because you don't get a chance to let the story take you away. You're just gone. If you want a story that gives you time to put on your safety harness, then Catalysis will do the trick but either way, you're going far away. You'll get no shortage of ideas and concepts that will challenge, as they also entertain.

In my first book, I will take you to visit Spirituality which is nothing to do with religion, though it's also got nothing to do with dead spirits either. However, I'm not stupid enough to believe you'll willingly accompany me to a place you don't think exists. I know I have some serious convincing to do, otherwise you'll assume this book is about fairy tales or Sky Pixies. Now who is being silly? This book is about reality. It's just that I found reality is much more than simply the nuts and bolts that hold the physical parts of it together. Having been there, I can also tell you that it's not as strange as you might think, well, not totally. You might remember some of it because apparently, a lot of us have come and gone quite often but not so much lately, which maybe why I had to write the book. You'll see.

In my second book, we just come across some normal people who are doing what people do by trying to get by as best they can. Like most of us, they also have their challenges, but some of them have more challenges than others. For some reason, (Once again ... you'll see) destiny steps in to give them a much bigger role as the challenges to humanity itself multiply until critical mass is reached and everything changes so radically and forever. That's why I called it 'Catalysis'. You have never read real 'change' like this. You'll see from the moment you open it, that most of the change is already happening, so we shouldn't be too surprised.

I hope you can find what you want here at Amazon, it's a vast store and the only limit is your time and of course your pocket. Your time is your business, but I am sincerely committed to delivering the best quality so I can reach more people. I know you won't be disappointed. You can also preview my books first, to re-assure yourself. If you want to know more about me or my work then come visit me at: http://www.denismcclean.com where you'll also find a link to my Facebook Page and wait for it, a link back to Amazon. Until we meet again - stay safe

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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of Insights 16 Aug. 2013
By Letty
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This book seeems at first to have too many ideas unil they start coming together. It is full of insights from the get-go that the further you manage to go, the more the pieces come together to form a better picture. The ideas that it presents have almost haunted me in that it does change my perception of this reality and spirituality but without religion. It was truly fascinating to see the objective and logical reasoning behind his ideas. I also enjoyed the dialogues between El and our ‘protagonist.'
Some parts of the book are hard to push through while others fly by, interspersed with smatterings of light hearted humour. It is not a book to be dipped into, but requires a sit-down with full engagement. It also cannot be read only once, there is so much under the surface of the first reading. I highly recommend this book!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Tough read but some interesting concepts 17 May 2013
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Finished the book eventually, quite tough to read sometimes as the book conceptually dances through many aspects of the authors personal spiritual journey - overall an ambitious work that sometimes looses you in what meaning it is trying to convey but definitely imbibes the reader with food for thought.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My thoughts 22 May 2013
By Diane - Published on Amazon.com
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I was a bit weary of the philosophical, astrophysics, metaphysical and religious tags that were associated with "Book of Plebs", but I was surprised how easy it was absorbed. The dialogues, stories, history and science were easy and even a pleasure to read. My mind was opened by the purely logical and scientific reasoning for the existence of a God figure and extended but very credible reality. It points to the brave new world not covered by any other books as to my knowledge. This is a book for sceptics, but if you remain unconvinced, it will change the way you think about the basic fundamentals in life. It is genuinely a book for the Plebs among us. I Loved It!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard going but worth it. 1 May 2013
By Liam - Dublin - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a facinating book for those of us who constantly ask why and how. I did find it tough going at times but at other times it is truly enlighting. I think it is a book to be read and reread again and again until you get the message. I haven't got it all yet but enjoy every attempt to do so.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book of Plebs 15 Mar. 2013
By geniv61 - Published on Amazon.com
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I was surprised that this is not a religious book. It explains the existence of a super Being beyond religion, aided with physics, astrophysics and human history. It is explained simply so everyone can understand. His personal account of his search of the existence of Something or Someone that's responsible of this universe and the world we know, or we don't know we live in, was amazing. It demystifies the existence of the super natural Being, it's fearless and cleverly presented. Its diversity in style makes the book very entertaining and often times funny, at times emotional, brilliant narration of his quest, it speaks to my very being. I like the story in Chapter 15 "Hope Waits," for me, it's a short diversion from quite serious but crucial topics in the book.

A very different book about spirituality. It is compelling and very engaging, that I could almost feel its soul. Full of new ideas and hard to believe that these realities were actually around us, but because of our complex lifestyle, we tend to ignore these basic things and consider them trivial. His pursuit of answers to our very existence, leads him up numerous avenues. This book discussed how the power behind creation is involved throughout history and today, and now I fully understand.

It is educational because it touches the topic of human history with regards to the origin of our spirituality as opposed to religious ideologies, a bit of physics, astrophysics and logic, that I find fascinating.

A must read book today! The revelation of life's reality here and now, is immense. It leads me to self discovery, gives me deeper understanding of our very essence, and clearer knowledge of our present condition, our hopes for tomorrow and the role that we have to play. Timely book, because it gives the background to the globalization and the destiny that we are heading to for the future, based on recorded and proven phenomena.

Up to the last chapter, this book has a lot of insights, written in a different literary format and very enlightening. I couldn't grasp all of them in one reading, so I would suggest to have this book in your library.

After I read the book, I was challenged and at the same time encouraged to take a break from my usual routine and contemplate on what is really important in the end, to find that Something, and experience and believe it for myself. Good read and highly recommended!Book Of Plebs
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Answer 8 Mar. 2013
By Highflyer - Published on Amazon.com
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On writing 'Book of Plebs' Denis McClean sets out to explain science and creation in simple, easy-to-understand language.
Book of Plebs takes us from the beginning which was the Big Bang right through to the first life forms and looks at God's i.e. EL, involvement from a different perspective. It contains new and revolutionary ideas, which you will not hear in any of our churches. A job well done.
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