Author Interview – Carl Bozeman

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

The title of my “new” book is: On Being God-Beyond Your Life’s Purpose

It is a Self Help/Spiritual book written to help all of us discover the unique and divine self that exists within us. The five main themes of the book are as follows:

We are gods; not a part of a higher consciousness or the physical incarnation of life forms through which God can experience three dimensional existence but real gods in our own right with all the creative power we give to the God “out there” somewhere in the heavens.

Three dimensionality has conditioned us to accept, as reality, an illusion that life is what we see it as through our five senses and that anything outside of that is un-provable and therefore unreal.

A significant part of the illusion we are conditioned to accept is that there is “sin” in the world. The idea of opposites permeates every aspect of life which throws us into the judgment of that which is good versus that which is evil. Good and evil is a metaphor for the infinite range of possibilities we, as gods, have before us. Sin does not exist as anything other than our conditioning defines it. Gods have no sin!

We can rediscover our true nature, our divinity, and see past the illusory life we live and upon discovering our true self we can experience life in a way unimaginable while in the illusory state.

Ultimately there is no purpose in life other than to experience every aspect of it and enjoy everything about it hether we consider it good or bad experience. Life is wondrous beyond anything the illusion we live under allows us to see.

On Being God shatters the illusions which we are all caught up in and awakens us to our true reality. A reality that exceeds our grandest thoughts, dreams or accomplishments and that challenges everything we believe about ourselves.

Tell us something about yourself.

I have always been spiritually connected and driven to know the higher purposes of our existence on Earth. Over my lifetime I have sometimes felt haunted by the “otherness” of life we routinely fail to comprehend in the hustle and bustle of a very narrow view of awareness we all seem to accept as reality. That “otherness” is about which I write. What makes me qualified to write such a book is that in my own search to find truth he found what Jesus refers to as, “the kingdom of heaven.”

The kingdom of heaven is not within us, rather it is us! We all possess it as well as every other soul on this planet past, present and future. We need only find it to begin to comprehend our own unique greatness.

I have been a resident of Broomfield, Colorado since 2007. Prior to that I was a longtime resident of Longmont, Colorado. I am a divorced father of four who had a thirty year career in various High Tech positions including Manufacturing Management, Product Test Management and New Program Product Management. I write full time and plan to release a follow on book to On Being God later this year.

What inspired you to write this book?

In the introduction of the book I recount a story about watching the DVD “The Secret” with my children in California to kill time before going to a late night movie. In the story I tell how I was completely shaken in a way I had never known before. Not necessarily by the content of the movie but it seemed as though it was a catalyst for something that was going to happen anyway. It was almost an out of body experience as I was watching my kids from behind (they were strongly affected as well) and being downloaded by “something” I am remiss to describe. It was an experience that included an awakening to the idea that I was being called to something and that people from all walks of life were searching for. It altered my life completely in that I left my marriage of thirty two years, my career and pretty much the life that I had been living to embark on this journey.

How did you publish this book? Why did you decide to self-publish?

The book is self published through Booksurge/CreateSpace. I wanted to get the book out as soon as possible and large Publishing houses we slow to respond or wouldn’t respond or were not interested. In addition they wanted guarantees that I would account for the direct sales of large quantities of books (ten to twenty-five thousand copies) so I decided that if that were the case why not self publish and get the book “out there” as soon as possible. It is a good way to go, I believe.

How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?

I didn’t know I would be a writer. I thought I would speak to large groups but after the event I describe above some unseen power took over my mind, hands and body and compelled me to write. I still look at the words of the book and wonder where they came from.

It started not long after the experience (above) while I was reading from one of the works of Thomas Troward and I received this rush of in-site about ‘sin” and I had to start writing. I found a notebook and pen and my hand took over. that is how it was for the entire book and the concepts came in the order they were written. It has been a wonderful experience and quite humbling.

What do you believe is the hardest part of writing?

Publishing, marketing and promotion. Writing was actually easy and very enjoyable.

How do you do research for your books?

I did no research for this book other than to recheck a few quotes that fell onto the pages as I wrote. It was all written in longhand as I could not keep up with the flow of words on a keyboard. In fact there were times that the flow of words were so fast that my writing (longhand) is nearly illegible because of the limited ability of the hand to keep up with the mind (or whatever it was that took over my mind, body, hand).

What did you learn from writing this book?

I learned that something seems to work through me and wants to express something profound and wonderful about all humans. I think the message of the book is very apropos for the spiritual times we seem to be in. I mean there seems to be an awakening, about, to higher things in life. I believe I am a part of that and that this book is just a beginning for me.

I also learned how the world of book publishing is changing drastically. As I approached large publishing houses I noticed that many of them were introducing their own “self publishing” brand o keep up with the industry. They are becoming less and less significant in determining what gets put into print. The self publishing world is really exciting and very affordable.

What are you reading now?

I am reading the Aquariun Gospel of Jesus the Christ right now along with Moments of Forever by Dr. Bill Path. I have a pile and typically have two or more going at the same time.

What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors? Why?

I love metaphysical books, physics, philosophy, new age and spiritual genre’s. I also love the classics. My favorite classic is Les Miserables (Victor Hugo), followed closely by Don Quixote (Cervantes), Moby Dick (Mellville), anything Dickens, and well I love them all! My favorite authors include Carlos Casteneda, Jane Roberts, John Hillman, Einstein, Eric Butterworth, Joel Goldstein, Neville Goddard, Thomas Troward and so many others it is difficult to list them.

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

I am working on a follow on book that will be a companion to On Being God. On Being God establishes the divine nature of everyone in human form and how we have been caught up on in an illusion that has blinded us to our true nature. However, once we get to the place where we begin to see through the illusion and recognize the god within us we still have to exist in a world where most are blinded by the illusion we once were blinded by.

My next book will help those with this new awareness find a place in the “illusory” world while being in a higher state of awareness. It will be a guide to help from falling back into the illusion of life we have all created for ourselves.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

To writers I would say “Write.” If you have that gift just do it and your words will find their way to those who are looking for them. Writing is just like any art form. As in painting many great artist never saw fame or recognition in their lifetimes but there works are timeless and we are profoundly blessed by their creative works. Writers are the same. If you are a writer the creative spirit within you is manifest through your writing….so write!

On publishing I really don’t have any advice. It is tough to get a publisher to look at you if you are a new writer. I do believe that like great art creative expression always finds a way. Don’t be discouraged.

What are you doing to promote your latest book?

I’ve created a website that is content rich and is attracting a steady increase in viewers every day. I have a blog that I need to “blog” on more. I use social networking and participate on many on-line forums. I know there are many from all walks of life who are searching for the truths I have found and they will find them. It is happening.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

The book is available at Amazon. There you can find more information about me and read excerpts from the book. It is also available at the Colorado local bookstore “The Tattered Cover.”

More information is available at the website and on my blog; There is also a video trailer on YouTube;