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Finding the Field: an adventure of body, mind and spirit  is a novel. It’s about an old man who stumbles on the ultimate Truth to life and the universe; but there’s only one person he can tell—a young man who is unstable, dangerous and on the run. Yes, entertainment, but also joyful answers to the universal questions: Who am I? Why am I here?

I would love to know what you think about Finding the Field and anything you read in my blog on www.michaelbrownbooks.com

Namaste
Michael Brown

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  • EL REYES

    I can’t hardly imagine a man talking about life in the end w/o discussing where life came from. It’s true there is life after death. Man are tripartite: Spirit, Soul and Body. Can you discuss to me what is the Spirit & Soul of a man is all about? Where it came from and why does it exist? I wanted to read what you wrote but you qouted that there is no SIN! That things are only in the mind. God & the devil including a child knows that SIN exist. May I know the truth please? Are you an ALIEN? If there is no SIN there is no LOVE, GRACE, MERCY, etc. Can you tell why there’s PEACE? Do you have a Family? A wife or a daughter? If somebody kills them. Can you be offended? The Truth is, you have no GOD! The devil already got your soul. Satans greatest lies is “You can be like GOD” The truth is “It doesn’t matter how you die! It’s how you live for God” The real truth is “Some people are already dead in Spirit & in Truth before they die in their physical body. “As Christian’s we’ll live twice but for those who aren’t will die twice” If Hell is in the center of the earth. How come there are souls in there? Nobody in there own good mental state would choose it. But the Truth again is, they got TRICK by the devil. God said my people are destroyed for lack of wisdom.

  • http://fantasia.co.vu/ Dream

    Thank you very much for your answers! Your beliefs are much clearer to me now, and they will definitely help change my perception of life for the better.
    They even inspired me to write my essay on that subject for English class. ^^ Thanks again!

  • findingthefield

    Hello Dream
    If a thousand people experience the same event, they will take a thousand different paths afterwards, remembering it in a thousand different ways. Reality is never absolute. The amount in the glass has no meaning in itself, for that we need us. Nothing exists independently of consciousness.
    For at least half a century now, physicists have accepted (albeit reluctantly!) that the behaviour and the very existence of the building blocks of matter depend on what’s going on in the mind of the creator. Yes, its weird, but it’s not fringe science. The BBC’s go-to scientist communicator Jim Al-khalili, said: “It’s as though the atom has been endowed with some kind of awareness, which is crazy.” But it’s not so crazy. It’s Consciousness that creates matter, not the other way round.
    And it’s not too much of a jump to realise that even the universal laws and forces are an extension of the deeper layers (think collective subconscious) of us.
    Thank you, I enjoyed your question.
    Michael

  • http://fantasia.co.vu/ Dream

    Hello Mr. Brown,

    Why do you believe that there is no absolute reality? For example, if the glass is half full, it is still half, regardless of whether you are optimistic or pessimistic. As well, are there not universal laws and forces that govern Earth, such as gravity? Even when there was not a name for it, it was still acting upon the Earth.

    Thank you.

  • priya

    Its mentioned here that we create our hell or haven till we attached to our body may be baby born process is the process where our spirit is in the phase of deattachment from previous body

  • getrudemungai

    I’ve been trying to wrap my head on life all my life. Reality escapes me but I’m learning”remembering” some truths in this path.I stumble to this site and my thoughts from yesterday are remembered. I live to live tomorrow today.

    Some things I’ve learnt:

    Blasphemy is to deny your existence. God is all and all is God. We are part of God and God is part of us. We are all connected. Space and time only exist in our senses. Reality gives us life and we give it life. God all possibilities and all possibilities exist now.

  • findingthefield

    Thank you Kali, that’s so good to hear. It took me most of my life to get to what reality really means. For me, it has meant exchanging pain for pleasure, appreciation and joy. I wish you all of those last three.

    Namaste.

    Michael

  • http://www.findingthefield.com Michael

    Thank you Kali, that’s so good to hear. It took me most of my life to get to what reality really means. For me, it has meant exchanging pain for pleasure, appreciation and joy. I wish you all of those last three. Namaste. Michael

  • Kali

    Michael,
    Thank you. You have put into words how I view life, ‘reality’ and consciousness. You have weaved this into a wonderful story that reads easily and flows into understanding. I am deeply appreciative.

  • http://www.findingthefield.com Michael

    JH – thank you for your generous feedback. Sorry you hated the ending. That was perceptive of you to spot the self-healing motive in the ending. You’re absolutely right, Finding the Field marks the end of my life-long struggle with my own mind – the two principal characters are one. The insanity episode in FTF is not fiction.

  • Into the Wonder

    Excellent Book But..

    Michael – this is probably one of the best books I have ever
    read and have read a few let’s just say.
    However, I hated the ending – I was left with the impression you ended
    the book in the manner you did for dramatic effect and to boost sales of the
    book and/or for self-healing purposes – it was unnatural and did not flow of the
    amazing current that was the book….

    You ask your readers to believe but with that ending, you
    seem to be saying it’s all BS (the field, spiritualty….) – we are all better
    off going back to our shrink to deal with mommy did not love me issues… the
    ending destroys the very magic that you so skillfully build throughout the
    book. Well done for the book – shame on
    you for the ending!

  • findingthefield

    Hey, terrific question Carlos!

    First, knowledge is not the same as power – I’ve been lucky enough to glimpse the summit from further down the mountain. But the best answer to your question is that there is no absolute reality, only subjective reality – and that is wide open. However, real creative power does not come from your conscious mind directly. You can use your conscious mind to influence your greater consciousness where the real power lies… but your greater consciousness holds your deepest beliefs – so deep you won’t recognise them as beliefs at all. Here’s one. The world is not flat. That’s a belief so deep you simply “know” it’s true. But there’s no fixed reality that makes it so.

    Thank you. That’s a question many people have about what’s in Finding the Field.

    Michael Brown

  • Carlos

    Lets say all of this were true. Would that not mean that when everyone thought the world was flat the world actually was flat? And if it was then how could someone discover it wasn’t? Surely if you know such knowledge you must have complete control of your reality; Why are you making books when you could be I don’t know flying or whatnot? What about babies that we’re killed before they could even process a thought did they create their reality? I’m not opposing this theory i’m open mindedly questioning it.

  • nancy Benson
  • findingthefield

    Hello Bill
    You’re right. Much of Finding the Field is consistent with the Seth material. And I do remember the feeling of comfort you describe, when I read it many years ago.
    Yes, consciousness does originate outside the brain. The brain and mind are seamless extensions and expressions of consciousness. Here’s a thought (actually well accepted by current science). Nine out of every 10 cells in our body are bacteria. Which leaves two questions… What holds us together? and What does it mean to be human? I love where those questions lead us..

  • Bill

    Hello Michael. Your answers seem very similar to those

    taught by the Seth entity, inasmuch as we are personality

    fragments of a larger spiritual being experiencing physical

    reality in order to grow. This certainly gives comfort to those

    who feel that our existence is only physical; that we had no existence prior to birth and will have none after physical death. Such a truth would negate everything about our lives,making the suffering, the loss, the pain, the fear, the achievement and personal development of each person meaningless, of no more account than the mindless activity

    in an ant hill. Although I do not subscribe to organized religious belief, I always found the Seth material to touch

    something deeper inside, which makes sense. It may be that consciousness does indeed originate outside the brain. If it

    doesn’t, if all we are consists of a mobile biological body and a brain no more than a walking computer, what is the point

    of this life? Do you think certain scientific beliefs propagated by well known people are valid, that the brain

    is just a broken down computer after death, with no afterlife?
    I invite you and others to contact me for further discussion
    about who and what we truly are. Perhaps we can find
    mutual comfort in such a practice.
    Thankyou, and my regards.

  • JustAMan

    I have been born with the answers . This book only confirm what i know already. Everybody knows 😀 this is not a secret.

  • Traveller

    This sounds much like the state of truth discussed in the
    Seth material, summarized nicely in Seth Speaks. Comforting too, as it seems the only philosophy which offers hope and a reasonable explanation not only of our existence, but the varying degrees of pain which accompany it. One can become seriously demoralized believing what scientists, like Hawking have to say, that our minds are just computer software, the body the movable housing, and nothing remaining once the mind dies (no afterlife for a run down
    computer). Which would mean we had no existence prior to
    out physical birth, and none after our physical death. This would indicate that we are in fact part of absolutely nothing;
    simply evolved lifeforms on a singel planet, with no richer
    or more encompassing existence than a few paltry physical years in a body. How could that possibly be? I am of the
    sincere hope that the article I just read is an accurate
    portrayal of who and what we truly are, its information
    coming from a mind (like our own) which already has the
    facts.

  • findingthefield

    Mike it seems to me that you already have many of the answers. So right that nothing can harm You, so right that you can love “all of life”, so right that you can observe and take part in life. Even your question… well you’ve answered half of it yourself. As for “wiped clean” – the best I can do is point you towards the way the fifth universal truth (you will live forever) is explained in Finding the Field. Namaste. Michael

  • Mike

     Hi Michael,

    Growing up a Catholic, I never truly bought that I would just sit in “heaven” forever.  My imagination always took over of what it would be like, and most of the time it was exactly like Earth (sometimes in another time/realm/existence). It seemed to me that even the christians cannot agree on what the afterlife is like. I have always had this sense in me- a belief in reincarnation (i.e. afterlife).  I guess I am one of the only “one’s” out there who actually does not mind the thought of reincarnating “forever” in a timeless evolution. Especially knowing that there is absolutely no-thing that can harm Me.  Some may argue that I am crazy and some others that I obviously have an attachment to the material/physical world.  I guess I look at every life experience on this physical existence (good or bad) as a true gift of “God”. 

    The fun of life is the not knowing what is going to happen next. In a way- ignorance IS bliss.  Although I love all that I have grown with in this life (my wife, my dog my mother/father/grandfather)- I also have NO attachment to ANY of it. Which is in my mind the true enlightenment. If “God” is truly in everything (including me) I know that I truly am NEVER alone.  It just makes me want to continue sitting back and watching/take part in this drama we call life.  I also know that my family and friends will reincarnate into loving families again and also be taken care of. Therefore, it makes non-attachment ALOT easier.

    My question is this:  I know you don’t have full answers as you have not “died” yet-  How can I just forgo the whole “heaven” reality- which actually sounds more like a boring hell to me; and just be instantly “wiped clean” like a computer except for my jiva/drive?  I know I am going to miss my family/friends as I pass on.  However, since I don’t know my previous family/friends, I am OK with ALL of it.  It just makes me realize that all I need to do is love ALL of life- because ANY person I run into may have been my previous spouse or my grandfather- and that at the deepest consciousness level, everyone/thing else is just an extension of me.

    Truthfully- having all my desires fulfilled in a split second sounds like a hell to me. So does a blissful “non-existence” like Buddha taught.  Where is the fun in that?  Not even any of the Hindu philosophies of the Upanishads can agree on the idea of individuality and non-dualism.  I just want to “die” and be born again instantaneously in my next life (I guess this is where my Jain philosophy takes over).  Have you run across any philosphies that teach how this would be possible?

    Thanks,

    Good luck in this life…and the next!

  • findingthefield

    Thank you Whiterhino14. I’m so pleased that you have found meaning in Finding the Field. I especially like your description of us as “limitless beings waking up from the dream of this limited version of reality”. Michael

  • Whiterhino14

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this book. For the past 5 years I’ve been reading every book I could get my hands on that dealt with similar subject matter. Books on quantum physics, spirituality, nature, religion, and psychology . I don’t know how this wonderful book escaped my research for all this time. Maybe it’s like the phrase ” When the student is ready the teacher will appear. This book is so thought provoking and genuine that it’s almost impossible to put down. As I read it I felt light bulbs going off inside my head and flashes of pages of other books I’ve read streamed across my mind as points of validation for the work. What we read here is very true. The more we read material like this the closer we become to understanding what we truly are. Limitless beings who are waking up from the dream of this limited version of reality. My highest praise to the author. Thank You.

  • findingthefield

    Hi Kenny. Nothing is really real. There’s no absolute, independant, objective reality at all, just the creative play of our collective consciousness. Science does not discover, it continuously creates. All that to say that everything in the book is my creation, from as deep within myself as I can reach. So. The Truth? No, I have no more of that than any other being or object on this earth. What I can say is that Finding the Field stirs something in some people. If you’re one, then I’m glad. I hope it can bring you peace.
    Michael Brown

  • Kenny

    Is all this really real? How do you know all of this? To start off I was intrigued with what happens after death. So to see this really has me thinking. I first think from a logical point of view but maybe I shouldn’t. I would really want to know your input on this. Like how do you know all of this for sure? Are you even sure or are you hoping its like this?

  • findingthefield

    That’s so good to hear. All credit to you that you were able to recognise the insight and let take up residence. It is such a powerful insight – we can look at what is happening around us at any one moment and see it all as another projection of our selves. Then, if we want, we can do something about it. We are all creators – but with the insight that life is a mirror, we become conscious creators.
    Many blessings to you.
    Michael

  • Guest

    I would like to comment on your universal truths -especially 2 that life is a mirror.  I had a great awakening moment reading this article – it is really true, isn’t it?  I could see myself in the people who have been in my life and it was truly a miracle.  You see, men have always treated me like a sex object, like someone they just want to have sex with and nothing else.  It was like I didn’t have any value as a person and my only use was for physical pleasure for others.  Well, guess what?  That is how I saw myself!  These men were just reflecting my own feelings about myself – they were giving me a gift actually, but helping me to see what I thought about me. 
    I cannot thank you enough for sharing this knowing with us, it has changed my life forever and will continue to impact my world and my experiences!
    Forever grateful.

  • Shubham2807

    Michael, pleased to meet you. Did you see David Icke’s videos on youtube? I think like you, he too, is a great man. Now by the grace of God, there are many men spreading the light. I will also be a great, great man just a few months from now, to spread the joy and the light like you, and to help dispel darkness for ever. I hope we can form a team or share ideas and spread the word and discover the beauty of the world. I have gained a little knowledge from Vedas and contemplations, hope I get to share it with greats. You can E-mail me at: shubham2807(AT)gmail.com
    Shubham,
    India

  • Anonymous

    Hi Josse. Thank you for your comment. You’re right. There certainly is much to seek in life beyond the story told by our five senses. What happened back then has shaped my life ever since. You might like to know that Finding the Field contains what I have learned in my journey. On yours, may you be one with your greater consciousness.  Michael 

  • Josse

    Hi Michael,
    I just finished reading your book “The Abbey and the Weaver.” What an amazing adventure. It really opened my heart and felt like a truly authentic spiritual journey. Thank you for writing Thr story of your search for the abbey. It reminded me that there are things worth seeking and knowing in life.
    May the Blessings be
    Josse.

  • Josse

    Hi Michael,
    I just finished reading your book “The Abbey and the Weaver.” What an amazing adventure. It really opened my heart and felt like a truly authentic spiritual journey. Thank you for writing Thr story of your search for the abbey. It reminded me that there are things worth seeking and knowing in life.
    May the Blessings be
    Josse.

  • Josse

    Hi Michael,
    I just finished reading your book “The Abbey and the Weaver.” What an amazing adventure. It really opened my heart and felt like a truly authentic spiritual journey. Thank you for writing Thr story of your search for the abbey. It reminded me that there are things worth seeking and knowing in life.
    May the Blessings be
    Josse.

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  • Jenny

    Hi Michael I found this book very thought provoking…the type of book that you just mull over for a while. Great stuff! Jenny

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  • Michael

    Tom, thank you. I'm delighted that my take on existence means so much to you. And I'm so pleased you didn't see the ending coming! Namaste. Michael

  • TomTanewnam

    Too excited Michael – too eager to praise your book…I meant to say (below) “especially” loved…

  • Tom newnamTanewnam

    Dear Mr. Brown – I truly loved your book. I expecially loved how I was so hooked-in that I didn't see that perfect ending coming. I would have thought I would have. But no. I was too engrossed in your beautiful description of things and your account of unfolding events to see anything coming. I was just there, in every moment, with you. What a powerful, important (and timely) book you've written, Michael. And… as no doubt you will hear from lots of folks – Finding the field would make a GREAT MOVIE!

  • Tony Devenish

    This is, unreservedly, the most rewarding book of the genre that I have ever read, & is a winner in my library! An engaging philosophical/spiritual concept woven into what may seem like a straightforward novel, with the ideas at times sneaking up on the reader, in a most subtle way. I'm still thinking about the universal truths, weeks after finishing the book, even while travelling in Iceland.

  • Michael

    Thank you Lynne, you have obviously understood the intent. Michael

  • Lynne Brice-nicolson

    very much enjoyed reading your book, Michael. This is an important story for all of us who are actively working to 'find the field' and connect with others. Lynne Brice-Nicolson

  • findingthefield

    Thank you Shirley, that's very generous of you. No promises about Jammy jack!

  • Shirley B Watkins

    Riverting stuff. The characters are so real, they pull me into their every move and arguments. The author has given us the compelling Jammy Jack as our educator, and I for one will need to learn more from him long after I close this well written book.
    Michael Brown PLEASE keep J J alive in sequals – Blogs -anything!!

    SBW

  • Grant Shanks

    I read Finding the Field in two bites. Great, thought provoking tale. I'm looking at my own philosophy of life through different eyes as a result. Well done my friend.

  • findingthefield

    Thank you so much, Bjoern. And yes it would be wonderful to meet again, even if you don't come down from the mountains of Nepal… how remarkable that was in the perspective of this book.

  • Bjoern Hofmann

    It is really well written! An excellent and vivid sorry/setting for the philosophy and your messages, Michael. There is so much in there! I will read the book a second time. I do hope we will have more opportunities to continue talking about these subjects as we did in the cold winter in 2008, after coming down from the mountains of Nepal….

  • Karen

    I was hoping to listen on my iPhone, but it’s not compatible (if it had down-loadable mp3 links it would be). I have a hard time tethering myself to my desktop for long periods.

    The book looks lovely though at any rate. It’s a generous thing to setup.

    Thanks for the efforts anyways!

  • findingthefield

    Thanks Dharan. I really like that last comment about the mirror. Absolutely spot on…

  • findingthefield

    Toby, I'm delighted you found it so thought-provoking. I do believe that it is as you say – a universal theory of spirituality that is missing in most belief systems. And for me, at least, a discovery that brings both strength and peace.

  • http://www.insighteducation.co.nz/ Dharan Longley

    A beautifully written, clear introduction to a book I look forward to reading (and hearing) more of. This work contributes a strong, personally felt confirmation of leading-edge understanding on the connection between our inner world of thought and feeling, and what we experience outwardly. To whatever degree we grasp the depth of its message, it offers a tantalising invitation to follow the story. Which is a mirrors the one each of us creates each moment we live. Thanks Michael for your gift!

  • http://www.tandemstudios.co.nz/ Toby R

    Having just listened to the comple audiobook of Finding the Field, I found it really resonated with me personally, and I've read no other books that I found to be so profound and compelling as yours.
    The philosophy outlined in the book is similar to what I have discovered on my own journey, and I found the explanations of ultimate truths and the field concepts to be incredibly thought-provoking, and It presented what can be described as a universal theory of spirituality which I think is missing in most belief systems – your proposed worldview was very complete and satisfying.
    Thank you so much for writing it!