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About Christopher Stewart
Christopher Stewart explores various artistic disciplines and works freelance. He has penned the science fiction novel 2206 : Window Onto A New World, the essays On the Meaning of Sin and Takers Economy : An Inquiry into Illegal File Sharing, and a number of poems, song lyrics, and various shortform creative pieces.
Primarily interested in music, he has composed over 250 pieces, founded the currently hibernating progressive rock band Poligraf, worked as busker and emcee, and pursues his ideal of creating meaningful music in the context of a rock ensemble.
His one-of-a-kind trajectory has also led him to work in various fields including audio engineering, video production, graphic design, website development, blogging, online music store management, software engineering, systems architecture, social work, and cinema.
He has practised Buddhism dead-seriously since the mid-nineties, until he finally awakened to the fact that it teaches living happiness.
You're welcome to contact Christopher via his online headquarters at www.stewart-explorations.net.
of the compositions, or sometimes by their titles only.
Eventually I also published poems on their own, without music, whether inspired by the circumstances I was in, or to illustrate specific ideas, or in an attempt to convey specific messages, or to share wisdom gathered along the way, or to leave footprints behind.
The process I was involved in at the time led to a flash of understanding that still resonates in me to this day. That epiphany yielded a particular piece, to which I gave the title “Understanding.”
The poems gathered here, the milestones of that journey, are presented in their original chronological order of publication. Some of them seem to need a few tweaks here and there, but I have resisted the urge to make adjustments.
My hope is that my Journey to Understanding will shed at least a little light on yours.
One hundred and twenty seven federated countries and eleven sovereign nations, spread across the homeland and in colonies settled onboard orbiting stations and on a nearby planet. Fourteen billion inhabitants struggling to thrive under the rule of a corrupted Global Government, in power for over forty years.
Fuelled by a recent scientific finding, the once in a lifetime discovery of a discontinuity in the cosmic fabric of the neighbouring space, a coalition of politicians is willing to stand up for the people and radically change things.
Now relegated to the ranks of an obscure sect, the once dominant Community and its disciples must effectively handle the requirements of the Celestials to ensure that the most favourable of all possible destinies comes to pass.
Meanwhile, halfway across the world, a young monk must learn to collaborate with the Enlightened Ones in order to successfully discharge the essential task he has accepted to fulfil in behalf of his monastery.
Will the crucial 2206 electoral campaign climax on the emergence of a charismatic Progressive leader, or will the decried Chancellor prevail despite the many forces scheming for his downfall ?
On a background of environmental and financial crises, and religious influences intertwining with political manoeuvres to determine the fate of the overpopulated orb, The Threshold chronicles the evolution of the Ovelian civilization as it heads towards unprecedented upheaval.