Colin Wilson was born on June 26, 1931 in Leicester, United Kingdom. He died on December 5, 2013 in St Austell, United Kingdom. Colin Wilson was an author, philosopher and thinker who produced over 100 books and many articles on diverse subjects such as philosophy, psychology, crime, and many more.
Wilson was successful with his very first book, The Outsider. In this book Wilson tries to portray what happens when someone is creative and the creativity stops.
He describes many episodes of the fall from excellence that people of great ability experience after the great heights of success.
Colin Wilson was acutely interested in why this happens and spent most of his life seeking out through avid reading and research methods and evidence of ways to conquer this problem.
He saw it as a problem of balance. All too often we allow the 'robot' in us control our lives because the robot is efficient in getting us through humdrum situations.
But it is like a sleep that, while it is comfortable, it does not allow us to live our lives to the full. So ultimately we feel unsatisfied.
In a nutshell, Colin Wilson has been trying to teach us is to try and engage ourselves with our surroundings. This means that we extract as much positive force from what is going on around us as we can.
When we are positive to those around us it creates more positivity and also increases our opportunities for exalted experiences.
Ritual in the Dark is the first part of the Gerard Sorme trilogy.
Book Review:Colin Wilson - Ritual in the DarkA wave of murders hits London. The police are baffled. There seems to be no motif.
How are they going to solve the crimes?
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Book Review:Colin Wilson - Rasputin and the Fall of the RomanovsThis is Colin Wilson's perceptions on Rasputin and his activity during the collapse of the monarchy in Russia