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Collectionsmythology (1), paranormal (1), supernatural (4), metaphysical (4), philosophical (2), spritual (1), non-fiction (3), coming of age (2), science fiction (1), Libertarian fiction (1), literature (4), visionary fiction (5), All collections (15)

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About meI've been writing poetry since my high school years and earned a Bachelor's degree in jazz performance. Three wedding bands and one original project later, I shifted over to writing when a friend of mine had asked me to work with him on one of his screenplays. It was during this time I realized I had a natural ability for telling stories; however, I didn't enjoy writing. I used to call myself a reluctant writer as I did it simply because it made me feel less unhappy.

After I had experienced a spontaneous kundalini awakening, I started to find more focus within myself. The years that followed were tough. I had some pretty intense visions and insights that led me to abandon religion, politics and all forms of ideology. You could say my world-view was challenged, defeated and destroyed. I'm now an empty canvas and prefer to remain in this state. For me, it's the most creative...and interesting way to experience life.

I consider myself a spiritual rationalist, neither defining nor denying my experiences but rather enjoying them as they happen. One of the messages I had received while meditating best sums up my attitude.

“It’s not about being right or wrong. It’s all about the experience.”

I’m no longer a reluctant writer and have become more compassionate as a result of what happened to me.

I never imagined I'd ever write a book, never mind a series. With my short attention span, getting through one screenplay was a challenge...and I managed to squeeze out ten! My debut, Unison, was my most recent screenplay, and it took place in one setting with few characters. When I had written it as a novel, it expanded into an epic quest. Writing became like magic, and I fell in love with the craft.

I grew up loving Star Trek. The characters and themes captivated me and made me want to do something visionary in scope. But I didn't know how or in what way. I eventually found my own visionary path when I wrote Unison, which is a classic hero's journey story. I was able to combine the unique elements of science fiction with metaphysics and spirituality.

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Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, George Orwell, Ayn Rand, Robert Anton Wilson (Shared favorites)

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Real nameEleni Papanou

LocationHawaii

Account typepublic, free

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Member sinceFeb 9, 2013

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