Title: Christianity and Cosmic Consciousness
Author: Alexis Georg Hoen
Born in the Ukraine, educated in Munich, and having practiced medicine in the United States, author Alexis Georg Hoen has been exposed to widely differing political systems and religious beliefs, and he has always maintained an interest as to the origin of these beliefs and their relation to the innermost nature of man. In Christianity and Cosmic Consciousness, he interprets the words and the sacrifice of Jesus as pointing the way toward a realization of our innermost nature—the will to live and love that exists within all. Sharing his experiences and ideas about Christ’s words and sacrifice, Hoen uses personal anecdotes and biblical examples to illustrate the nature of Christian belief. He provides a host of examples, including key illustrations from the Bible and relevant source material from other writers who address this topic. He shows us that through sacrifice we live in and for others. That is eternal life. Christianity and Cosmic Consciousness represents the core of Christian teaching without resorting to the supernatural and miraculous, yet doesn’t try to disprove it.
Can you please tell us a little about your book?
By "Cosmic Consciousness" I mean the awareness of the identity of the innermost nature of all that exist in the Universe, including the emotion connected with it. That common nature is the Divine Principle of Creation and the resulting love of all creatures. We are hindered from realizing that love by the fact that we exist as individuals and thus, in some way, are opposed to others. I have to destroy, even kill, to eat and sooner or later I will be in conflict with somebody. We are a part and apart. The teachings and the self-sacrifice of Jesus show us a way to partially overcome that dilemma.
Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?
I was inspired by my life long desire to understand life and death. Many people do not give it much thought or simply accept certain dogmas.
What cause you are most passionate about and why?
I am passionate about our innermost identity with other people and with all that exist which implies the promotion of peace and respect for the environment.
Do you have any rituals you follow when you finish a piece of work?
Who has influenced you throughout your writing career?
As far as fictional writers are concerned, probably Hermann Hesse, as far as philosophers, Alfred North Whitehead, but mostly people I have been in touch with, their passions and their problems.
What are some of your long term goals?
Having as many people as possible understand what I am talking about.
Alexis Georg Hoen attended medical school in Munich. He immigrated to the United States at age twenty-five, and he practiced medicine in Los Angeles for fifty years. In addition to the study of religion, he enjoys gardening and spending time with his three children and six grandchildren.