“The bulk of the world’s knowledge is an imaginary construction.” ~ American author Helen Keller (1880–1968)
Reality is obscured from the actuality we experience. The miscreant mind deceives.
Nature and life are wonders which empirical science cannot construe. The system of knowledge presented here succeeds where science falters: holistically accounting for all phenomena, explaining what otherwise cannot be comprehended. In synthesizing all that is known, Spokes contains essential information to make sense of the world, and to make the most of being alive.
The Red Pill and Clarity offer somewhat different perspectives on reality, existence, and enlightenment. Clarity has a philosophical feel, whereas The Red Pill is scientific spiritualism (though quite easy to read).
The Spokes series begins with Unraveling Reality: 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.
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 lasting benefit, and such destruction. Our only hope is in 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. Spokes vividly shows that ‘conventional wisdom’ is an oxymoron. 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 things. As Karl Marx noted, “To be radical is to grasp things by the root.”