This is the second volume in a Series entitled Journeys in Consciousness, a compilation of the extensive writings and transcriptions from the life of Charles DeTurk. They are all brought up-to-date and placed in a contemporary context with extensive commentary. In the process of sharing these writings we have a record of how a single individual, driven by curiosity, grows in understanding the wisdom and functioning of life and the universe of experience. In a day and age when we hear a lot about how people need to learn to think outside of the box, Charles has been living a large part of his life outside of the box. And from that place of awareness, he has gathered together, over the years, some very interesting, meaningful, and insightful perspectives upon life and upon all of this stuff out here that we call reality. His goal, for decades, has been to discover ideas and principles that will help people to be able to rediscover the truths about who and what they truly are, and to thereby allow them to live more happy, healthy, successful and fulfilling lives. Roots of Metaphysics and Quantum Physics starts with what began as a single short essay on metaphysics and quantum physics that quickly grew into an eight part series. These are ideas that are coming more and more to the fore in our lives and consciousness as increasing numbers of people become aware, through the discoveries of science, the veracity of ancient spiritual truths. What's more, this book, t only examines a whole host of ideas, but it delves into explaining how they specifically affect our individual lives in very profound ways. There's an interview that Charles conducts with Major Domo, one of the many expressions of himself. The reader gets many glimpses into the thinking that transpires as Charles, and others, investigate how to incorporate new ideas into processes that integrate with old systems. There is a revealing chapter from Charles' mother, Rev. Bette DeTurk, that was discovered after her passing. Then there are the first five parts of a 27-part course on the second chapter of Deepak Chopra's book, Creating Affluence. This is followed by a 3-part presentation in response to the events of 911. Finally the book wraps up with several topic-specific chapters before concluding with a final take on the book's title. And it all concludes with an aha that actually occurred as the final paragraphs were being written. Charles presents his information in a conversational way as though he was right there next to the reader. And he does it all with an understandable ease that will give one new insights about their life and ways to improve it. What he has to share is a comfortable mix of ageless metaphysics, cutting edge quantum physics, and practical ways of applying these engagingly compatible principles to one's own life. For the bottom liners out there, you will enjoy this book while learning something new in the process. The future titles in the Journeys In Consciousness Series will include Secular Issues And Spiritual Perspectives, Beginning Explorations In Consciousness, and Presidential Marathon. Keep a high watch, for Charles plans to have them all published by Summer 2011. Once this Series is completely published, Charles will begin concentrating upon his long-awaited book, Millennium Paradigm: Explorations in the Dynamics of Consciousness. That book will be his attempt to take everything that he has learned and explain how to use these insights in solving a wide range of challenges, all the way from individual on-on-one relationship issues to topics like energy, housing, healthcare, global relations, practical applications of spiritual truths, peace, education, environmental relations, and the big one - the world ecomy. The books in the Journeys In Consciousness Series are all designed as preparation for Millennium Paradigm.
Charles DeTurk is a lifelong Synergeticist, one who is interested in anything and everything and who endeavors to figure out how it all fits together. Born in Oklahoma, over the years he has lived in various states from coast to coast. He has worked in a variety of fields from small mom and pops to fortune 500 companies, from churches to universities, and self-employed ventures. Throughout it all, he has had a profound interest in, and love for, people, and he desires in his lifetime is to discern truths of how to live better, more fulfilling lives, and ways of imparting that knowledge to others. Considering himself a minister since his teens, Charles was officially ordained in 1996. His church is, as he says, wherever I am and scattered throughout cyberspace. He leaves running church buildings to those who are interested in doing that and focuses instead on speaking, teaching, and writing. His assorted writings (300,000+ words) have been shared freely over the years through various avenues of the Internet. Additionally, he has spoken in dozens of venues all over the country. He has developed a profound ability to examine complex issues and discern ways of making them readily understandable to those who might otherwise find them too challenging to comprehend. His firm belief is in transforming the complex into the practical, and his ministry is therefore called Practical Truth Ministry. A part of that ministry is a thriving wedding officiate business called A Beautiful Ceremony. Charles' first published book, What We Believe That Makes Us Different, delves into the spiritual belief system that evolved through the early years of his life amidst a regular bombardment of more orthodox viewpoints that surrounded him. He finally, at the age of 50, pronounced the ten belief statements that comprise the content of this book. Charles has several other books that are nearing completion and a large volume entitled, Millennium Paradigm, that is due for completion next year. Over the years, Charles has discovered potential solutions to many issues and experiences in the world that are on the cutting edge of a whole new perspective upon human experience. As a result, Charles guarantees that whoever delves into his writing and teaching will discover new ideas never before considered. Rev. DeTurk is available for speaking and teaching engagements. Email: RevDeTurk@yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Practical Truth Ministry, P.O. Box 1763, Decatur, GA 30031