Friday, January 22, 2016

Interview with Alexis Georg Hoen, author of Christianity and Cosmic Consciousness

Title: Christianity and Cosmic Consciousness
Author: Alexis Georg Hoen
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Religion
Format: Ebook

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.

Have you ever experienced writer’s block? If so, how did you handle it?

I don't believe I experienced writer's block, but then I have never been held to a writing schedule with deadlines etc., so that I only wrote when I felt like it.

How did you get to be where you are in your life today?

My background of living under 3 different political systems (communism in the Soviet Union, Nazi and democracy) as well as being exposed to different Christian denominations have influenced my thinking. My wife and my children have helped me to acquire a tangible purpose in life and in my medical profession.

What do you feel makes your book stand out in a crowd?

I think my book has the value of showing the importance of Jesus' teaching and sacrificial death to those who cannot accept the supernatural and miraculous events taught by the Church.

If readers could only take away one thing from your book, what would you like that to be?

Our innermost nature is divine and good, eternal life lies in the realization of that nature that unites everything that exists. Evil is real and necessary for the manifestation of that divine essence.

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.

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