The Persistent Illusion

The Persistent Illusion

by Keith Casarona


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517357252
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/27/2015
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

How did this book come about? I wish I knew. I wish could take credit for the information in it. In truth, I have to tell you this information came from some place other than myself. The book started out as a screen play. Two thirds of the screen play was written in just two weeks. There were times I was typing and had no idea what to write next; I found myself typing things I never thought of. So I truly think of myself as some kind of scribe taking dictation from some higher source.
There are pieces of me in the story. I do believe in reincarnation, even though I was raised in a strict fundamentalist Christian faith that didn't believe in the concept of reincarnation and the immortality of the soul.
As a small child, I had a strange fascination with the Second World War. I loved to build model German airplanes from the war. I loved to watch war movies. I would play World War II board games for hours on end. It was a strange kind of obsession.
All this was very strange because I was raised a strict pacifist. The Jehovah's Witnesses believed in strict neutrality. I was hated in high school because of my stand against the Viet Nam War.
I joined the ministry and moved to Salina Kansas in 1968. I was a conscientious objector during the Viet Nam War and had a 4-D minister classification. From there I went to the headquarters of the Jehovah's Witnesses and worked in their factory for four years. I was a total self-righteous religious zealot by the time I got there.
In 1974, I left the headquarters and got married. I was no longer the religious zealot-just a family man with two kids.
There are many things I appreciate about how I was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, besides their neutrality in all political matters. Yet in 2001, I left that thought system too. The reason is they too had the "us and them" mind set. Because shunning is a part of their believe system, I lost almost everything: all my friends, a sister of fifty years, a wife of twenty-seven years and most of my business.
It's all perfect. I know on a spirit level, I set this story up on the other side. So no sour grapes here. It's my story and I helped to create it, on a soul level.
I drove a taxi in Portland Oregon for six months in 2008, it was one of the most spiritual things I've ever done. I found out that everyone has a story.

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