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Narrator – One Way, A Biography / Ebook


Instead of a home
The moon and the starry sky
As steadfast mate

Narrator-coverVKMan Leben, Narrator and Carla Drift are the three main characters in this part of the Odyssey “Who are you – A survey into our existence”.

The biography “Narrator Nārāyana – One Way” is composed by Man Leben based upon the bundled posts from September 2012 – March 2013 about the quest to “Who are you”. The biography describes the life of Narrator Nārāyana so far.

The biography is available as Ebook and paperback book on the website of Omnia – Amsterdam Publisher: www.omnia-amsterdam.com/documents

This,
That we are now
Created the body, cell by cell,
Like bees building a honeycomb.
The human body and the universe
Grow from This.

The Odyssey to “Who are you – survey into our existence” is an quest with many stages. The search for “Who are you” is about you and me and all that is in connection with us. Nothing is on beforehand excluded. Are you and I connected or are we separated? What makes you to the person who you are? Who are you before your birth and who will you be after your death? The answer to these questions is currently unknown, but nevertheless we raise these questions.

The progress of this quest to “Who are you” can be read on the weblog of Jan van Origo:www.janvanorigo.com

The following two part of “Who are you” will include the chapters 5, 7 and 0 of this quest.

This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Photos, images, renderings and quotations in the text may be copyrighted by third parties.

Printing of this E-Book is allowed for your own use or for educational purposes. Readers and users of publications by Omnia – Amsterdam Publisher may show their gratefulness by donations to charities of their choice.

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Final word in biography of Narrator


Narrator told me the story of his life told in several parts. In his narratives facts, fiction and faction are intertwined, as in everyday life the separation of the air and earth is artificial [1].

During the narration of the prelude to his life I understood that Narrator’s stories are focused on an universal truth that precedes and goes beyond our existence. This truth is based upon a rhythm wherefrom we originate. This rhythm is rolling through his life in various interwoven cycles.

The first cycle in his life story consists of the four incarnations that Narrator mentioned as interpretation for his life. These four incarnations in the life of the Narrator reminded me of the four seasons [2]. The second cycle in Narrator’s life is the rhythm of vanity, action and consequences [3]. The third cycle is the Northern cycle in which Narrator is incentive and spiritual charioteer for enlightenment and home coming of his American beloved. The fourth cycle is the rhythm of trust and betrayal in Narrator’s life together with Raven and Fox in the mirror world inhabited by the secret services of many countries [4]. And always the cycle of the Moon and the starry sky is the steadfast mate in Narrator’s life. I leave the search for the other cycles in the life of the Narrator to the reader.

It is an honour and a joy to be with Narrator and Carla Drift on the search of “Who are you”. On this Odyssey, Narrator is my beacon and spiritual charioteer, for example at my study Sanskrit – the language of the Gods in the world of men –, when studying Buddhist texts and when reading the works of Rumi.

[1] See also: Quammen, David, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2012, p. 219 – 234. In this popular scientific book a study is made on the interaction and life game – sometimes with far fetching consequences – between higher and lower organisms. During this interaction and life game the division between earth and air is artificial; for example in the description of Q-fever that moved by the wind in Noord Brabant in the Netherlands.

spillover[2] See also: The film “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring” directed by: Kim Ki-Duk. This film gives possibly an interpretation to the crimes by Narrator as child soldier in Africa. The youngster in the film committed several crimes as child in naivety, and as adolescent in a zest for life whereby he must endure the consequences during the rest of his life.

Spring[3] See also: The film “Why has Bodhi-Dharma left to the East?” by: Bae Yong-Kyun. This film provides insight into this cycle of vanity, action and consequences, perhaps because a boy inflicts – in an idle urge – a fatal wound to one bird of bird couple. In vain the boy tries to keep the bird alive. The living bird of the couple continues to haunt the boy and gives him a first insight in the fleeting nature of life and death, interconnectedness, passions, sin and fear.

why-did-bodhi-dharma-leave-for-the-east[4] See also: Le Carré, John,  The Quest for Karla. New York: Knopf, 1982; and see also: Deighton, Len, The Bernie Samson series. published between 1983 and 1996.

The manuscript for the biography of Narrator is available for download at:

http://www.omnia-amsterdam.int/site-page/manuscripts

Narrator – A Nordic Cycle, A year from a biography


If you want to avoid misery, rely on your own lot.

Narrator-Nordic1

As free E-Book available via the website of the publisher:

www.omnia-amsterdam.com/document/narrator-nordic-cycle-year-biography-e-book

Carla Drift, Narrator Nārāyana and Man Leben are the three main characters on this part of the Odyssey “Who are you – A survey into our existence”.

“A Nordic Cycle” is one year from the biography on the life of Narrator so far. In this year Narrator fled his existence as idol in Amsterdam by living with his beloved in. Together they made a trip to the North Cape in midsummer; they returned via the Norwegian fjords, the Hardangervidda, and Oslo. There they heared that acquaintances and friends in Amsterdam suffered from a mysterious disease; the beloved of Narrator receives a letter with the news that his mother was seriously ill. The following spring Narrator’s beloved returned to America and Narrator decided to live in Copenhagen. At the end of the spring he visited Amsterdam to attend the funeral of a former lover who is deceased by AIDS.

The Odyssey to “Who are you – survey into our existence” is an quest with many stages. The search for “Who are you” is about you and me and all that is in connection with us. Nothing is on beforehand excluded. Are you and I connected or are we separated? What makes you to the person who you are? Who are you before your birth and who will you be after your death? The answer to these questions is currently unknown, but nevertheless we raise these questions.

The progress of this quest to “Who are you” can be read on the weblog of Jan van Origo: www.janvanorigo.com

The following two part of “Who are you” will include the chapters 5, 7 and 0 of this quest.

This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Photos, images, renderings and quotations in the text may be copyrighted by third parties.

Printing of this Ebook is allowed for your own use or for educational purposes. Readers and users of publications by Omnia – Amsterdam Publisher may show their gratefulness by donations to charities of their choice.

Manuscript “Carla Drift – An outlier” available


Omnia – Amsterdam Publisher has received the manuscript for the biography “Carla Drift – An outlier”. This biography is composed by Narrator based upon the bundled posts on this weblog:

“Who are you – a survey into our existence”

The manuscript is available for download on the website of the Publisher:

www.omnia-amsterdam.com

The manuscript in Pdf-format is 10 Mb and 115 pages. Printing of the manuscript is allowed for own use or for educational purposes under the Creative Commons License.

Omnia – Amsterdam Publisher will issue this biography as e-book in Pdf-format at the end of the summer.

First anniversary of “Who are you – a survey into our existence”


A year ago, the first post with the title “First draft of book ready” appeared on the weblog “Who are you – a survey into our existence” of Jan van Origo. On the same day also the first post was published on the Dutch version of the weblog “Wie ben jij – een verkenning van ons bestaan”.


On 4 March 2011, I reported that the first draft for the book was finished. I started with rewriting of the text and filling in several gaps.

On this weblog readers can follow this process of rewriting including my underlying considerations. I hope you like following how the book takes shape and I thank the readers for their attention.

In this year a book originated which – after editing by Carla Drift – contains the content of the posts between September and December 2011. On March 1st  2012 the book “Man Leben – One Life, a Biography” [1] is published in Pdf format at Omnia – Amsterdam Publisher. This biography describes the life story of one of the three main characters on the quest for “Who are you”. A printable version and possibly a E-pub version are under preparation. Further information will follow on the Publisher’s website www.omnia-amsterdam.com

The first part of the Odyssey to “Who are you” is made ready for publication. This part of the Odyssey will soon be published as e-book at Omnia – Amsterdam Publisher.


The life story of the second main character on the Odyssey can be followed on this weblog. The working title for this autobiography: “Carla Drift – An Outlier”. The manuscript can be expected within a few months.

The next year the description of Narrator – the third protagonist on the quest – is foreseen on this weblog; the bundled posts will be published as e-book. Then the second part of the quest will start in which the three main characters will enter our daily life.

Statistics of weblog “Who are you”:
87 posts
927 tags
3600 visitors

Statistics of the Dutch weblog “Wie ben jij”:
88 posts
920 tags
4700 visitors

 

[1] See: Drift, Carla, “Man Leben – One Life, a biography”, Amsterdam: Omnia – Amsterdam Uitgeverij, 2012

E-book “Man Leben – One Life” composed by Carla Drift available


 

Today the first e-book is published by Omnia – Amsterdam Publisher. The writer thanks the publisher for this generous contribution to the book fund.

The e-book “Man Leben – One Life” is composed by Carla Drift based upon the bundled posts from September – December 2011 about the quest to “Who are you”. The progress of this quest to “Who are you” can be read on this weblog.

The e-book “Man Leben – One Life” is available in two Pdf-versions under the following hyperlinks:

High (300 dpi) quality e-book – 13 MB – in A5 format:

Click here → Man Leben – One Life ← Click here

 

Standard (150 dpi) quality e-book  – 5 MB – in A5 format:

Click here → Man Leben – One Life – small file ← Click here

 

Printing (166 pages) for own use or for educative purposes is allowed.

About the life of one man,
and about everyone’s life.

 

The biography “Man Leben – One Life” is composed by Carla Drift based upon the bundled posts from September – December 2011 about the quest to “Who are you”.

Man Leben, Narrator and Carla Drift are the three main characters in this part of the Odyssey.

The Odyssey to “Who are you – survey into our existence” is an quest with many stages. The search for “Who are you” is about you and me and all that is in connection with us. Nothing is on beforehand excluded. Are you and I connected or are we separated? What makes you to the person who you are? Who are you before your birth and who will you be after your death? The answer to these questions is currently unknown, but nevertheless we raise these questions.

– One long interview –
The reader is sitting in a chair
and listening to Man’s life story.

 

The progress of this quest to “Who are you” can be read on this weblog.

Soon the first part of the Odyssey “Who are you” will be published on the website of Omnia – Amsterdam Publisher.

The following two part of “Who are you” will include the chapters 5, 7 and 0 of this quest.

This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Photos, images, renderings and quotations in the text may be copyrighted by third parties.

Proof-print “Man Leben – One Life” composed by Carla Drift available


 

“Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous   if you earn no money”, — Jules Renard.

 

The proof-print for the biography “Man Leben – One Life” composed by Carla Drift is available for download.

This biography is based upon the bundled posts from September – December 2011 about the Odyssey to “Who are you”. The progress of this Odyssey can be read on the Weblog: www.janvanorigo.com

The proof-print in Pdf-format is 12 MB and 165 pages in A5 format; click on the following hyperlink.

Click here – 2012-02-15-Man-Leben-One-Life – print – Click here

The cover design – for print on demand (POD) via the “Espresso Book Machine” (EBM) – is also available; click on the following hyperlink.

Click here – 2012-02-15-Cover-Man-Leben-One-Life – Click here.

This proof-print only needs a final proof-reading and affixing an ISBN number.

Soon Omnia – Amsterdam Publisher will publish this e-book in Pdf-format. A second version to be printed on demand via the “Espresso Book Machine” will be made available. The publisher considers additional versions in Kindle- and Epub-format.

Further news will be made available on the website of the publisher: www.omnia-amsterdam.com