Mark Chandos is a modern American poet and philosopher.
Witnessing the collapse of traditional Western civilization, in his books, Chandos recovers the highest Western concepts and embodies them in a new philosophy of a space faring civilization. Deeply studied in history and philosophy of the Ancient world, Chandos reexamines literature and ancient mythologies showing that they have always been misinterpreted. He believes that only our generation is able to understand the real meaning of the combined narrative of all epic literature, from Gilgamesh, to Homer, to Milton. He shows that all of human myth, including all epic poetry, contains a map of cosmology. Chandos discovers in ancient epic texts that a superior intelligence embedded secret information of the origin of human live.
The author of Story Theory, Chandos claims that human reality is a phenomenon of our linguistic consciousness. He says that universe will not be understood until consciousness is understood. He believes that epic poetry is the highest expression of human ideation and that all civilizations are linguistic creations based on the epic texts (bibles, myths, political and scientific narratives). In his view, even science is not empirical but operates as imaginative poetry.
Chandos also explains the danger of modernism to Western civilization. He says that modernism is a twisted linguistic coil that is self-referent and unable to anticipate new human information. Thus he sees no future in modernism.