Everything Makes Sense
A Close-Notice of Life and Consciousness
by Tim Garvin
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Pub Date 1 Jul 2024 | Archive Date 13 May 2024
Collective Ink Limited, www.o-books.com
A search for, and discovery, of the purpose and structure of life.
Science and religion study the same phenomenon - the cosmos itself - but an impenetrable barrier seems to separate them. Author Tim Garvin removes that barrier and offers a resonant handshake. Instead of sitting across from each other in opposition, scientists and seekers can sit at a table made round by wonder. As Everything Makes Sense dives into the nature of knowing and existence, it reveals a mutuality in humankind unimagined by theology or biology, a mutuality in the nature of being itself. From there, Everything Makes Sense develops an explanation of existence by employing the thought and insight of the inner world’s two most penetrating cartographers, Aurobindo Ghose and Meher Baba, whose work and a close-notice of life itself reveal the deep purpose of creation.
A Note From the Publisher
He has written several books of fiction. One of them, Bhajan, is the tale of five characters in a traveling zoo who encounter a tiger that was raised in India by a mast, one of the God-intoxicated. The tiger, Bhajan, purrs, and the purr has the mysterious property of awakening the inner being of each character, even of the nearly mad antagonist, JJ. The novel is a fictional development of the themes presented in Everything Makes Sense.
A last note: this work is not scholarship, that is, not a looking through the thought-lens of other thinkers. Tim is widely read in philosophy, science, and spiritual traditions, but the thinking of Everything Makes Sense, when unattributed, is the product of introspection. It’s hardly conceivable that at this stage in human development there are any new ideas, but where his coincide with previous thought, he leaves for others to consider.
For those interested, he has invented an absorbing card game, Caravan, based on the folktale, The Rose Caravan, that ends this book. The sixteen characters of the tale will be illustrated by the artist Girish Adannavar. The game and a tutorial explaining the rules will be available soon (perhaps now) at timgarvin.com.
I couldn't stop reading Everything Makes Sense, a towering accomplishment from an extraordinarily gifted writer. The book investigates human consciousness through the lenses of meaning and desire and should be required reading for all neuro-materialists holding onto the biological-robot/meaningless-universe meme.
Alec Tsakiris, Host of the Skeptiko Podcast and author of Why Science Is Wrong.