A Cosmic Journey to The Unknown

Non-Fiction - Religion/Philosophy
257 Pages
Reviewed on 05/14/2019
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Reviewed by Deepak Menon for Readers' Favorite

A Cosmic Journey to The Unknown by Odete Martins Bigote is inspired by humanity's need to be cured of its afflictions - to make a harmonious co-existence possible. Being a Christian, Odete has made an extensive study and analysis of existing religious thoughts and philosophies and has deduced that God, Allah, Moses, Buddha, and Mevlana all work in unison and are messengers of the unknown, and convey the same message that fundamental darkness, fear, and suffering arise because humans are ignorant of the fact they originate from the same source. Man's fears emanate from the erroneous thought of separation from the cosmos, universe, nature, or environment. This separation prevents us from seeing what our eyes cannot see; the fact is that we are bathed 24/7 by cosmic energies. The author explains why humanity needs to be unified as one whole, as it was before the Big Bang. Science and spirituality are glimpses of this connectedness of humanity. Humanity needs to correct its thoughts and unify its consciousness. Odete quotes Einstein: “Science without religion is lame, and religion without science is blind”

Ironically it is easy to see separation everywhere rather than unification. Humanity has been evolving through biological evolution which has resulted in human progress. The author explains that DNA carries all information of our past, and even scientific discoveries and religious thought come to us from the 'Beyond' and 'The Unknown'. She gives examples of the messengers from beyond. The book premises that our physical form is temporary. One day we will be beyond the terrestrial. We remain part of endless cycles ad infinitum. The author has touched upon numerous philosophical treatises and explained the fundamentals of an equally vast array of theological thoughts.

The author's premise is that life must progress to harmonious coexistence, which will happen when people understand and strive to achieve higher levels of thinking and consciousness. The book touches upon too many theological expressions of thought to mention here but is certainly worth reading. The cover is attractive and focused on the title. Keeping in mind that the final mission of the author seems to be a reasoned attempt to unleash the potential within human beings, this book deserves 5 stars.

Romuald Dzemo

A Cosmic Journey to the Unknown by Odete Bigote is a fascinating book that asks pertinent religious and philosophical questions. It offers possibilities that we are afraid to consider because we are taught to cling to our familiar landscapes and only dwell on things we can verify scientifically. But this author shows that there is more to life than what we have been made to believe, that there are other dimensions to our existence and that there is a powerful interconnection between our life and the universe. The book opens with a somewhat startling realization: “It is obvious that the thought of separation creates fear and plays a major role in our lives.” It is curious that most of the explanations we have created to justify our existence have been an attempt at refusing to look beyond what we already know; an attempt to justify our fear of death and the uncertainty of what happens afterward. The author teaches readers to face this existential fear and to want to truly know.

Odete Bigote shares her knowledge with readers, letting them learn from her journey of self-discovery, her quest for answers, and the surprising truths she discovered along the way. Her idea of the fear of separation struck a powerful chord in me and I found myself wondering: Why the fear? In this book, the author demonstrates that our fear of ultimate extinction constitutes one of the greatest obstacles in acquiring real knowledge. It is a fear that makes us unable to grasp why we are here and to connect to our ultimate destiny. The writing is insightful and filled with suggestions on how to consider new horizons in life. The depth of thought coupled with existential questions make this book one that provokes a silent revolution in readers and a powerful shift in perspective.

The author captures the essence of this book in the following words: “Humanity must conclude that our history is the history of repetition. The reader will find out about many aspects of our lives, past, present, and future: before the existence of our planet, before our formation, as well as the reason for our presence on earth and where we are heading.” A Cosmic Journey to the Unknown is thought-provoking, revelatory, and filled with new paths.