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The Quest For the Meaning of Existence:
Time Dreams

Tom Stafford

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : CreateSpace

Published : 2013

Copyright : Tom Stafford 2012

ISBN-10 : PB 1-4826-4985-3
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-4826-4985-7

Publisher's Write-Up

Time Dreams. They are dreams, like any other dream. They are dreams about space and Time. They seem real, but so does life. Dreams are thoughts. You've heard it before, "I think, therefore I am." (Rene' Descartes). But, the fact is - nobody even knows where thoughts come from. Most people believe they have free will. They believe they have a choice. They believe they act of their own volition. But, will is not an action. It is only a thought. You cannot will something to happen. You are only free to choose the thoughts in your head. And, no one knows where they come from. Life is a fantasy. No one knows what Life is or where it came from. No one knows what Time is. No one knows where Man came from or how long he's been on this planet. No one knows if their actions are truly theirs. No one knows where dreams come from. No one knows what reality is.

Quexistence: The Quest for the Meaning of Existence: Time Dreams is a philosophical fantasy of dreams, space, time, and love. It is the story of one man's search to find the meaning of his existence.

While Angie assembles and decorates the family Christmas tree, Gork shares his story of how he met Angie's grandmother, Amani. Gork has been studying prehistoric history at college and goes to California to volunteer at an archaeological site near the Calico Hills. No one knows where Man came from or how long he's been on this planet. Gork hopes to find some insights on the origin of Man. He is met at the airport by Charlie, who has lived in the area for many years, and is helping at the site. During the drive across the desert, Gork has his first dream, a dream that takes him to another time, another world. In his dream he sees a girl, the girl of his dreams, Amani. Gork travels through space and time, compelled to follow his dream. His dreams take him back to a time and place long forgotten. While in reality he discovers an underground cavern that holds the secret to Man's past. A secret buried in Time.

About the Author:
Tom Stafford arrived on this planet many years ago. He has been haunted by nightmares of flying monkeys for most of them. He studied at the University of Iowa, where he first had visions of writing Quexistence: The Quest for the Meaning of Existence. He was blessed with two daughters, before God sent him an angel, along with her three daughters. They were married with five little girls standing at their sides. And now, his five daughters have grown into beautiful women, and they have blessed him with eleven grandchildren.

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Review by Paul Lappen (310713) Rating (8/10)

Review by Paul Lappen
Rating 8/10
This story is about a man who does not just wonder where man came from, he attempts to find the answer.

While granddaughter Angie puts up the family Christmas tree, Gork (so named because of a noisy stomach), tells the story of how he met her grandmother Amani. In the 1960s, Gork joins an archaeological dig in an isolated bit of California. Like many people, he wants to know what his purpose is on Earth. Hiking alone in the hills, Gork has all sorts of adventures.

Gork meets a large being named Mchani, who speaks English and bears a strong resemblance to Bigfoot. He falls in a cave of bat droppings, which forces him to strip naked and wear fur pelts provided by Mchani. He is shot, and severely injured, by a couple of poachers who mistake him for a bear. When he sleeps, or is passed out, he finds himself somewhere else in time and space. He meets a woman named Amani, who he knows is his soul mate, the other half of his being.

Gork also learns how Man came into being on Earth. Think "alien laboratory experiment." The aliens decide to eliminate those specimens that are deemed "unsatisfactory." It involves ships with ray guns blasting away on a mountain where Gork, Mchani and some "unsatisfactory" specimens are hiding. Gork also learns the truth about free will. If Man's existence on Earth is not exactly natural, what are the chances that Man's free will is somehow restricted, no matter how little? Does Gork meet Amani in the flesh? Does he survive his gunshot wound?

This is a very interesting, and contemporary, novel that will certainly get the reader thinking. Those looking for a different view of Man's origins would do well to start right here.
Paul Lappen (31st July 2013)

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