Essential knowledge.

“The bulk of the world’s knowledge is an imaginary construction.” ~ American author Helen Keller (1880–1968)

Your consciousness witnesses a show produced by your mind. Your mind tells you that you are housed in a body amid a physical world. That indelible story of dualism is a lie. The miscreant mind deceives.

Science and philosophy rely upon a reality paradigm for their veracity. Assume the wrong paradigm and dependent theories crumble into falsity. The root of reality is the starting point for proper understanding. Get that wrong and science is fiction.

Does the brain manufacture a mind (matterism), or does the mind make matter (energyism)? Most scientists blithely insist on matterism.

The irony is the modern physics proved matterism wrong. Albert Einstein (1879-1955) said, “Matter is energy whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”

Despite overwhelming evidence, energyism is non-inutitive, as the mind compellingly insists that matter is real. A comprehensive exposition of energyism has never been made prior to Spokes of the Wheel.

“The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts is the one that must rule all observation.” ~ English moral philosopher and economist Adam Smith (1723-1790)

The system of energyism explained by Ishi Nobu succeeds where matterist science falters: holistically accounting for all phenomena, explaining what otherwise cannot be comprehended. Many traditional doctrines discarded by modern matterist scientists are true. In synthesizing all that is known, Spokes of the Wheel contains essential information to make sense of the world, and to make the most of being alive.

A Canticle of Reality is a process philosophy book written in the style of ancient spiritual texts, backed by modern science. Canticle reveals a consilience between reality and personal well-being.

Besting Yourself: Gaining Power is a handbook for mental health. Besting concisely teaches what you need to know and practice to make the most of your life.

The Story of Humanity: Ecology & Consequence is a holistic history of humanity, from the emergence of a fateful ape 8 million years ago to its inevitable demise. Story covers every aspect of human existence in a riveting read. History as you have never read it before.

The Red Pill: Mastering The Matrix and Clarity: The Path Inside offer distinct perspectives on reality, existence, and enlightenment. Clarity has a philosophical feel, whereas The Red Pill is an easy read on scientific spiritualism. Through a philosophical lens, A Canticle of Reality scientifically delves into the reality paradigm.

The Spokes of the Wheel magnum opus begins with Unraveling Reality: Behind the Veil of Existence: an invigorating introduction to the wealth of material presented in the 8 books that follow. The Science of Existence explores the universe and the essentials of the natural world. The Web of Life chronicles the wondrous diversity of life. The Elements of Evolution untangles natural history and explains how life adapts. The Ecology of Humans explores the biological interfaces of the human body, including the intelligence system, health and diet. The Echoes of the Mind pivots on people: psychology, beliefs, and relationships, and highlights human societies. The Fruits of Civilization covers the consequences of human endeavors. The Pathos of Politics probes how polity has affected humanity, and how humans may yet survive the abysmal failures of the past and present. The Hub of Being is a scientific exposition on enlightenment, expanding on the coverage of The Red Pill and Clarity.

Many of my books are available online, as web pages and downloadable pdf. My books are also available through Amazon in printed book format and Kindle.

In less than 2 centuries since industrialization, humans have flooded the planet with themselves and their wastes. To have any prospect of surviving as a species, more attention must be paid to the web of interconnections that pervade Nature, and to which we are ultimately subject.

So much natural beauty goes undervalued. We pay it little mind, focused instead on “progress” and “profit” – disingenuous guises for disregard of other life, even of our own kind. So much scurry to so little benefit, and such destruction. Our only hope is belatedly recognizing what we have done and why, and take the necessary stoic steps to survive as a species. Already it may be too late, as climate change is a nonlinear dynamic which will overwhelm in the next few decades.

Spokes of the Wheel paints a comprehensive picture of Nature, and the artifice which humans have constructed for themselves. In its story arc, Spokes goes to the very nature of reality, and provides a path for living contentedly.

Ishi Nobu is an independent scholar who has dug to the root of reality. As Karl Marx noted, “To be radical is to grasp things by the root.”

“If things were simple, word would have gotten around.” ~ French philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930–2004)