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Reality Check by Darryl Sloan - Must Read for Truth Seekers

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Reality Check by Darryl Sloan - Must Read for Truth Seekers

Postby Winston » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:07 pm

Darryl Sloan is one of the most philosophical and intelligent critical thinkers I've ever seen, a true skeptic, and one of the few people I watch on YouTube. If you listen to him, you'll see why. It'll become self evident.

http://www.youtube.com/darrylsloan

I strongly recommend his book "Reality Check". It is a thought-provoking masterpiece of balanced critical thinking and introspection on religion, secularism, spirituality, and the search for meaning, without any assumptions or preaching. This is a definite must read for any truth seeker. In it, he describes the painstaking struggle he endured as he swung back and forth on a pendulum between Christian faith and disbelief, and how he eventually overcame it through the power of reason to begin his truth-seeking journey. Throughout the book he creates an impeccable chain of logic that makes sense which many truth seekers will relate to. Basically he puts into words the core of what we've all felt and thought. The quality of thought in it is on a level I’ve rarely encountered. It’s the kind of book that once you start, will be very hard to put down. You can get it in paperback or ebook format at

http://darrylsloan.wordpress.com/reality-check/

The link above contains sample chapters, an audio reading, raving reviews, and an enticing promo video which will get you hooked on it (like it did to me). Check it out. It's sure to be a truth seeker's delight.

Here is a reading from it by Darryl himself. Just the intro to it hooks you in, as you will see.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC-U4gOsF4E[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPsQqnEkwt4[/youtube]

What he says in the intro is so true, that "the most productive mindset you can have is to ALWAYS have a belief system that doesn't resist change. Go wherever the information leads you without fear."

His YouTube channel also has a lot of controlled psi wheel experiments, some under a glass bowl too. They demonstrate a very real, small but measurable effect. He asks big questions and analyzes different sides very deeply. There's no question that he's sincere. Watch his videos and you'll understand why.

http://www.youtube.com/darrylsloan
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Postby Winston » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:37 am

Here is the description and some inspiring reviews of Darryl Sloan's brilliant book "Reality Check". I'm sure they will motivate you to check it out. I gotta warn you though, once you start reading it, it will be VERY hard to put it down :)


http://darrylsloan.wordpress.com/reality-check/

‘Reality Check’

An exploration beneath the surface of the beliefs and assumptions that shape our lives.

A book by Darryl Sloan (2009)

What is the true underlying nature of reality? What is my place in it? Does my life have meaning, or am I a cosmic accident? Are the answers to these questions found in religion, or is science where the real enlightenment lies? Is it even possible to know? In this bewildering world of differing beliefs, what chance do I have of finding any genuine truth? And where do I even begin?

With two words: Question everything.


Reviews

“If you find yourself recoiling at mention of any of these issues – telekinesis, unified consciousness, ‘disproving’ Christianity – then you are the perfect candidate to read this book. You may be equally convinced of your worldview after reading, but extraordinary beliefs require an extraordinary investigation, and that concept permeates this book. Sloan does not enter into these ideas lightly. What is so effective is that he’s never overly credulous about far-out claims, nor overly dismissive of mainstream dogma, which is why the book is so useful as a primer on esoteric spirituality.â€￾
- Self-Publishing Review

“It is a thought-provoking masterpiece of balanced critical thinking and introspection on religion, secularism, spirituality, and the search for meaning, without any assumptions or preaching. In it, he describes the painstaking struggle he endured as he swung back and forth on a pendulum between Christian faith and disbelief, and how he eventually overcame it through the power of reason to begin his truth-seeking journey. The quality of thought in it is on a level I’ve rarely encountered.â€￾
- ScepCop

Readers’ Feedback

“The chapter [on religion] itself is a compelling and rational dissection of organized religion and much more accessible to the layman than Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion because of the simple, straightforward way the evidence is presented (Dawkins does love his 50p words). As a fellow atheist (hear my bell clanging?) I identified with much of this chapter, but was also impressed by some of the historical and Biblical references that I was unfamiliar with. The author’s honesty about his doubts and personal experiences make this a very compelling read, and I can’t see how any rational mind could dispute the chain of logic that led him there. / Then we investigate our perception of the world and the part our consciousness plays in it. I don’t know how much of this I actually agree with but the theories posited are fascinating … They bounced around my head for days after reading them, which is some indication of how much there is to think about. Anything that stimulates the old grey cells to that degree has to have merit. / The author’s experiments into telekinesis are well documented and described with such enthusiasm that you will find yourself making up a psi-wheel and giving it a try. / Reality Check is a book that will invite discussion and stimulate thought, which is a rare accomplishment for any book.â€￾
- Philip Henry (author), County Antrim

“I paid a life coach over a thousand dollars to explain to me over the course of five months what you explained (better) in a little less than seven chapters, and I’m not done reading.â€￾
- YouTube user “qedlifeâ€￾

“It said a lot that needed to be said. I hope it reaches many people and touches something deep within them, as it has myself. I applaud your work and feel that if more people could come to understand things as we have, there could be more peace in the world.â€￾
- Quinton, USA

“I read the entire book in two sittings because I just didn’t want to put the book down. The concepts explored are very thought provoking, and the mix of theories and memoirs from Darryl’s life makes the book a much more enjoyable read than an academic paper covering the same principles. My only criticism is that occasionally the book feels a bit disjointed. Each chapter covers a separate issue, and while some of them have a tie in to the rest of the book, most don’t. Other than that, it was an amazing book.â€￾
- Andrew

“I really enjoyed it a looot. It seems to me that most truth seekers out there are coming to very similar conclusions even though they pursuing different roads in getting there. On some passages reading the book felt like living again through my own experience on others I found new perspectives by looking at things your way.â€￾
- Oliver, Germany

“Yesterday morning, I received your book through the post and I finished reading it around 8 hours later. I really enjoyed reading your book, since you have a similar mindset to what I have, but you explain the stuff to people a lot better than what I can. The people I’ve mentioned this kind of stuff to think I’m crazy, which I probably am. ;) “
- Adam Reilly
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1.
Andrew

Two days ago, I received a copy of Reality Check. I read the entire book in two sittings because I just didn’t want to put the book down.

The concepts explored are very thought provoking, and the mix of theories and memoir’s from Darryl’s life makes the book a much more enjoyable read than an academic paper covering the same principles.

My only criticism is that occasionally the book feels a bit disjointed. Each chapter covers a separate issue, and while some of them have a tie in to the rest of the book, most don’t.

Other than that, it was an amazing book.

November 20, 2009 at 4:57 pm
2.
joel

It was really an inspiring and awakening book.I’ll share it with my family and friends.

December 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm
3.
Robert

Like most people who have commented here, I finished the book in rapid time, over the course of a quiet day in work I managed to get through it.

Darryl’s style of writing makes it a very enjoyable read regardless of the subject matter. Having read his first two novels and being an avid subscriber to his website I was keen to get a further insight on his thoughts and ideas.

Maybe that’s the reason for my only criticism, subscribers of his website may have encountered most of the information before.

Other than that, ‘Reality Check’ is an enjoyable , thought prevoking book. Don’t neccesarily agree with everything Darryl has to say as I don’t have any concrete belief system in place at all at the moment. Maybe now I should start to question everything as Darryl suggests!!! However, Darryl does pose a lot of questions about reality and his answers and theories do seem to make sense.

‘Reality Check’ has earned it’s place on the bookshelf with Darryl’s first two novels and I’m sure will be picked up for a re-read many times.

December 14, 2009 at 11:03 am

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Here are some promo videos and readings from his book by Darryl himself.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W5SmOxhg80[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2j_GgqZ7vo[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC-U4gOsF4E[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPsQqnEkwt4[/youtube]
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Postby MrPeabody » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:31 am

I grew up with a Christian background, but then became irreligious for years because of the hypocrisy I saw around me. However, as I get older and see more, I am coming to the conclusion that the Christian worldview is actually pretty accurate at a deeper psychological level. Christianity gets it right that the world is permeated with evil and that evil is also inside of everyone of us. If we could see all the evil at once without our filters, we would go instantly insane. The techniques of repentance and salvation are just methods for expunging the evil from our systems. It only becomes manipulation, when someone outside of yourself uses the techniques to condemn you. Also, Buddhism has a very similar worldview to Christianity, but just uses different terminology. I met someone years ago who became a Buddhist monk, but then eventually quit, complaining it was too much like Christianity.
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Postby Winston » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:10 am

Very true. But all religions have the problem of creating fixed belief systems that are resistant to change. Darryl says the most important thing is to never have beliefs that are resistant to change. See his book readings above.

Christianity also makes extreme claims such as "all believers go to heaven, all nonbelievers go to hell, the Bible is an authority cause it says so", etc.
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Postby Winston » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:02 am

Here are some deep thinking and philosophical musing videos from Darryl Sloan as examples of what I'm talking about. He makes many very good and well thought out points in them. You can tell by listening to him that not only is he very sincere and genuine, but very "awake and conscious" as well. This is the kind of person you can learn a lot from about how to think for yourself. Thus he is definitely worth listening to and why I recommend him, for you will benefit from it no doubt. He is definitely a rare find no doubt. Listen and you will see.

Nature's lesson on the pursuit of wealth and living in the now

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2qu2Ac1uBA[/youtube]

Individual vs. Herd Mentality

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tAQv6auNR8[/youtube]

Our relationship with animals (should we become vegetarians?)

Part 1 and 2:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id5h8XvYr_U[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhC6mgFmhuk[/youtube]

Memory, death, and the hunger for significance

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBxogfkxatg[/youtube]

Time and eternity and the now

Part 1 and 2:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMKWD9nJTqg[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1GKIpHfSNo[/youtube]

Are we all one consciousness?

Part 1 and 2:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sytiflfKZg[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIMzGddqSr0[/youtube]

Dreaming with a purpose

Part 1 and 2:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE5hFc_wQ90[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UmTnAIwOyk[/youtube]
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Postby Winston » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:44 am

Here is a recent 2 hour interview with Darryl Sloan about his book, and his thoughts on God, consciousness, reality, and religion. It's very intriguing and many of his conclusions match mine.

http://www.portadownasc.co.uk/dsloan/in ... _Radio.mp3
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Postby Winston » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:09 am

Darryl Sloan has just expanded his "Reality Check" book and changed the title of the new version to "I, Universe". He has made it available as a free PDF download at this link:

http://darrylsloan.wordpress.com/2012/0 ... -released/

His video announcement about it:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAFUysr4Tpo[/youtube]

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