Books I've written

Here's links to the four books that I've written. Kind of strangely (but life is strange), I don't agree with the basic premises of three of the books any more, since I've become an atheist after 35 years of being an ardent believer in a religion, Eastern mysticism variety. But each of the books still means a lot to me, especially Break Free of Dogma -- since that's what I've been doing since 2004. I did get God's Whisper, Creation's Thunder back in print, even though much of it doesn't resonate with me now, because I figured that some people would enjoy the book.

Break Free of Dogma

Since 2004 the Church of the Churchless blog has been inspiring, entertaining, and educating people who view themselves as spiritual but not religious, an ever-expanding group of truth-seekers. The 93 churchless “sermons” in this book have been selected from the early years of the blog, 2004-06. By turns provocative, heartfelt, challenging, humorous, and philosophical, these blog posts reflect the author's struggle to come to grips with the dogmatism he embraced during 35 years of religiosity.

God's Whisper, Creation's Thunder

In this shorter and simplified second edition of his ground-breaking book, Brian Hines shows the connection between the findings of the new physics and the insights of the great mystics. He presents the theories of contemporary physics with elegant simplicity and a sense of humor that makes for an intellectual tour-de-force.

In addition, the experimental methods of contemplative meditation are described in detail to show how one can confirm the facts of spiritual science.

Return to the One

In the Enneads, 3rd century mystic philosopher Plotinus synthesized a thousand years of accumulated Greek wisdom with his own profound mystical experiences. What is the nature of God? Of spirit? Of soul? In what fashion can God be realized? How can the validity of spiritual experiences be tested? Return to the One presents Plotinus's compelling answers to such ageless questions in a refreshing modern style. Whatever your spiritual beliefs, you will find yourself challenged and stimulated by Plotinus's matchless blend of rationality and mysticism.

Life is Fair

The mystics tell us that the law of cause and effect is the universal principle of justice that holds this creation together. This book clearly and logically presents the rationale of why "life is fair," and how, indeed, we get what we deserve. It uses the example of what we eat to follow the workings of this law of cause and effect, introducing the importance of vegetarianism. Essays and three short stories by well-known American authors are included to sensitize the reader to the sanctity o