When I was a child, I wanted to be an explorer so I could discover a land never before visited by humans. As I grew up, I realized I was born a bit too late; the planet was already explored in full. My fascination with the unknown was then pointed towards outer space. There, too, I faced disappointment; with space-travel in its infancy, I realize that I was born a bit too early to become an explorer of other planets.
I never stopped dreaming.
I was born in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1974 to an Orthodox Jewish family. My father immigrated to Israel from Iraq, and my mom from Yemen; I, in turn, immigrated to the United States at the age of 23, which makes me an Israeli-American Arab-Jew. I currently live in Spokane, WA with my wife Diane and our two dogs.
As with many other high functioning autistics, I interpret the world around me using patterns of logical analysis. If a specific phenomenon does not pass my towering gates of reason, I am caught in an obsessive attempt to rationalize it somehow. This innate, involuntary mental tendency has led me to the world of Practical Metaphysics. Shortly after meeting my wife Diane, who’s mental superpowers greatly differ than mine, I became determined to understand the mental differences that caused us to misunderstand each other.
When I met Diane I was working as a junior executive in one of the largest technology companies in the world. I was well paid, but unhappy. Six years ago I simply walked out, quitting a successful career as a technology business strategist in order to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a writer, and spending my time studying Practical Metaphysics.
Ten years after I began my research, I am now ready to share my findings with the world.
I now know that the unexplored shores of human experience are to be found inwards, not outward. Practical Metaphysics is one of the most intriguing intellectual bodies of knowledge available. It can be compared to a newly discovered continent; the missing piece in the puzzle of human knowledge. To paraphrase Carl Jung, the final frontier of human exploration are to be found inward, not outward.
I chose to become an independent researcher for various reasons. I firmly believe that consciousness altering substances are invaluable when it comes to consciousness research. They allow us to step away from ourselves and "see" the one who is conscious from an observation point. By being independent, I am unbound by the various tethers of academia. The information revolution has enabled us to access virtually all information with a click of a mouse. It is a new world for independent researchers. I think that many autistics who are also autodidacts learn more efficiently on their own. I am such an example.
I invite you to join the growing community of people who are determined to unravel the mystery of consciousness. Check out the books, the YouTube channel and of course, The School of Practical Metaphysics.
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