About the Inspiration and Enlightenment Author

Welcome to the Inspiration and Enlightenment Workshop!

Stefan Emunds Profile Pic SquareModern authors are much more than book writers. They also maintain blogs, discuss relevant subjects on social media, produce videos, and hold speeches.

They offer a holistic service that revolves around the core value they labor to produce for people.

In my case, the value is enlightenment, the evolution of consciousness.

Why Another Enlightenment Website?

My heart’s desire is to be an inspiring writer. I used to maintain an author website but that felt like self-promotion and it didn’t feel like mi casa. I like to be practical and so, I created the Inspiration and Enlightenment Workshop.

Practical Enlightenment

The other month, my daughter complained about a couple of enlightenment books she had read. Most of them left her unsatisfied. “Too philosophical”, she said. Her example: The Power of Now. It sounds good, but how to live in the now?

Many enlightenment books end with cliffhangers.

And not much changes after reading them. “Worse, now my inner demons know about these things and come up with counter-strategies before I even get going,” my daughter told me.

Not much sticks after reading nonfiction. How to make ideas stick? By practice. I think making enlightenment knowledge stick should have the highest priority. The second most important challenge is how to help readers make changes.

For this reason, I created a two-year practical enlightenment email course. You can read more about it here (it’s free).

Why an Enlightenment Workshop?

I like to compare enlightenment to a built-in mechanism (like a clockwork) that lacks a few gears and springs. First, we read the manual – how that mechanism works and get acquainted with all the gears, springs, belts, gear trains, breaks, clutches, bearings, pins, keys, and lubricants. These are the principles of enlightenment. After we learned all about the principles, we need to go to work and fix the mechanism.

Most enlightenment writers write a manual, meaning they create a philosophy. Osho did that. Carlos Castaneda did that. People like Bentinho Massaro do that. I started that. But, half way through I stopped. We don’t need another manual. So, I prefer to give you just the principles. The keys. The gears. The lubricants. Build an enlightenment philosophy on your own! 😉

We can even renovate old religions and philosophies with enlightenment principles. I believe that Catholicism and Protestantism can be saved – excuse my language – if they just replaced a handful of their principles. What about this:

  • Christianity is an attitude, not a dogma.
  • We are not natural-born sinners, we are natural-born prophets.
  • Mankind was not exiled from paradise, mankind is the greatest business in the universe.
  • There is no devil, neither demons. There is only adversity.
  • Jesus Christ was a great example, not a great exception.
  • Everybody will get to heaven and nobody will be left behind.
  • Those who don’t practice unconditional love do not practice Christianity

Taking principles seriously can be life-changing. Principles are seeds that grow a garden in your mind. But how do you know whether you found an enlightenment principle and not a fixed idea? Fixed ideas need a lot of explanation and justification. For example, the dogma that souls have only one shot at incarnate life. Why should immortal souls that live in a universe of googolplexes of years live only once for sixty to eighty years, like a drop of water that falls on a hot stone? One needs to write a whole book to argue that. Cosmic principles, on the other hand, speak for themselves. They shine like stars in the sky. You are an immortal soul having planetary adventures – that needs no explanation.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s fun to explore other people’s philosophies, for example, Osho’s. Just keep in mind that it isn’t yours. Don’t relive other people’s philosophies. Recognize the principles they applied, take home a few seeds, and plant a garden of your own.

Join the Workshop

When you join the Inspiration and Enlightenment Workshop, you will have free access to ever-growing inspirational content and services, for example, a video course on holistic self-realization and inspirational flash fiction. If you want to work on something together, let me know.

Visionary Fiction

I believe that an artist is not the source, but a channel through which art manifests. The more humble the artist, the more unobstructed the channel and the better the art.

Self-importance is not only the sorcerers’ supreme enemy but the nemesis of mankind. – Carlos Castaneda.

Yep, writers are sorcerers(ses)!

Self-importance isn’t a matter of morality. Eroding selfishness needs to be a strategy that clears the connection to our higher self – the True Artist. Of course, we still need personality because that’s the craftsman or craftswoman.

Visionary Fiction embraces spiritual and esoteric wisdom, often from ancient sources, and makes it relevant for our modern life. These gems of wisdom are brought forth in story form and in a way that readers can experience the wisdom from within themselves. It emphasizes and envisions humanity’s transition into evolved consciousness. While there is a strong theme, it in no way proselytizes or preaches. Visionary is a tone as well as a genre. The ‘visionary’ element can technically be present in any genre and set in any time. – Visionary Fiction Alliance

I am a member of the Visionary Fiction Alliance. If you want to know more about visionary fiction, read this.

Where Are My Book on the Inspiration and Enlightenment Value Chain?

Thirty years ago, I began my spiritual career at B.O.T.A., a modern mystery school that teaches the arcana of Tarot, the Tree of Life, and esoteric Astrology. What they taught me is high up in the enlightenment section.

So were the first books I published, like the Genesis. These days, I write for a broader audience, trying to take people from inspiration to enlightenment. 

My Books on the Inspiration and Enlightenment Value Chain

Inspiration and Enlightenment Value Chain Graph Published Books

I dedicated the first years of my writing career to promoting contemporary, spiritual Christianity. I mused about the possibility of modern prophecy in The Priest Whisperer, the story of a pastor called to know God. It was my first book, and, to be frank, it misses a proper plot. It is still a bit inspiring I think, so, I left the first episode out there as a relic of my early days. One day, I will pick it up again to give it a proper plot.

Genesis is a more recent work that puts away with the notions of original sin and damnation. Mankind is the greatest business in the universe. Despite the appearances to the contrary, the Genesis is science-proof. It illustrates the creation and formation of other dimensions or universes and cosmic mankind long before the Big Bang took place.

Holistic Self-realization and Feng Shui 101 are the first books I published in the inspiration sector.

I used to maintain two blogs. The Daily Inspirer was dedicated to inspiration and Nu Christ to a contemporary spiritual Christianity. There are still remnants of them on Facebook. With the Inspiration and Enlightenment Workshop, I combine the two subjects and focus on helping people moving upwards the inspiration value chain, wherever they may be at the moment.

A Bit of Biography

I was born in Germany and enjoyed two years backpacking in Australia, New Zealand, and South-East Asia in my early twenties.

After getting married, I chose a necessity-career in the telecommunication industry. Since then, I have worked as a business development manager in Europe, Middle East, and in Asia. 

2012, I kick-started my author career. 

At the moment, I live in the Philippines. When I’m not writing, I play with my son, take him to his Taekwondo training or drum practice, or to the beach.

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