Ken La Salle

Everything's coming up...


well, flowers painted on asphalt, at least...

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THE PLAN

Work of Art, my new 5-book series, launches this October with Joseph's Flowers...

 

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Recovering the Self

The Aron Joice Site

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COOL THINGS YOU

WON'T WANT TO MISS

Click the book cover above to find out more about Illumination!

Illumination

Now Available!


Everything you may have heard about enlightenment, which I call Illumination, is based on hearsay derived from metaphors too out of date for most people to fully understand. That is why I have reinterpreted the metaphors for the 21st century, making your path to Illumination easier to follow than ever!

But I wasn’t always Illuminated. I was born a Christian, born again, brought to Atheism through critical thought, and only found my way through Buddhism after a decade of hard work. Illumination was not found by following what I had been told but by searching deliberately. If you want to see the kingdom of heaven, you have to actually look.

Illumination is the essential ingredient missing from much of western religion and atheism is not designed to help you find it. Though it fits well in the atheist system – Illumination requires no god or worship – Illumination should be sought by Christians as well, for a more complete understanding of where they fit in the universe.

Because, as it turns out, Illumination (or enlightenment) is not as difficult to find as you might think. Heaven (or Nirvana) is all around you; you just need to know where and how to look. Understand such concepts as Samsara, Reincarnation, Karma, and Sunyata in ways you probably never imagined, ways that enrich your life – the only one you’ll ever get – so you don’t spend all of your time expecting it in a life after this one.

Illumination can be as simple as a change in perspective or as difficult as the destruction of the self, comprehending the significance of your own insignificance. But you can do it right now without dogma, without authoritarian rule, and without god.

Click the cover above to find out more about Dynaimc Pluralism!

Dynamic Pluralism: A Revolution in Ethics

Now available!


In the history of philosophy, there have been many theories about ethics but none have been straightforward enough to understand and use in everyday life. That ends now with Dynamic Pluralism.

Dynamic Pluralism presents a system of ethics that is not only easy to understand and easy to use but beneficial to the lives of those who do so. Dynamic Pluralism filters out the philosophical jargon so popular in academic circles and structures ethics so it is accessible to everyone. Not only does it present and understandable system of ethics but it also shows the reader how they can use ethics to create a better world.

Dynamic Pluralism casts a clear and defining light on the challenges of our century – war, overpopulation, climate change, energy dependence, equality, and much more – and illuminates our path into a brighter future.

We live in a world without a working system of ethics available to all people and this explains how and why the United States has ended up with a President-Elect like Donald Trump, a man bereft of ethical clarity, a moral compass, or any sense of justice. Dynamic Pluralism defines ethics, morals, and justice so that we may all understand them, what happens when we live without them, and how they should be used to create a better world.

Dynamic Pluralism is not just a book of philosophy. It is a Revolution in Ethics. It is a system for creating a new world based on ethical treatment, fair and fulfilling relationships, and a future in which we can finally live in peace.

False Starts

Now Available!


I recently opened up my chest of childhood memories, faced a decade I had long since forgotten, and wrote these words:


“It was the hippest of times. It was the funkiest of times. It was the 1970s.”


And I grew up right there in the middle of it. I won talent shows. I went to camp. I fought the school bully for the honor of the girl I loved. I lost my father…


But having just turned 50, I decided the time had come to take an honest look at those years without the tinted lens of nostalgia, which allowed me to remember so much more. I never told the girl I defended that I loved her. I barely survived camp. No amount of talent show victories brought my father back and, to be honest, my memories weren’t as accurate as I thought they were.


The 70’s were a swirling minefield filled with a family destroyed by poverty and divorce, horrible TV shows, bad disco on AM radio, wretched food… and the only saving grace a child like me had was Pong. My teachers tried to put me on drugs. My sister taught me the art of shoplifting. My best friend was Burp Boy. Life was a series of constant set-backs, a barrage of defeats, embarrassments, and false starts.


And I wouldn’t change a thing.

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AND MORE COOL THINGS

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS

Readings and signings!

I always love meeting with and talking with my readers. If you would like to arrange a reading or signing, or if you have a blog or podcast you would like me to appear on, please get in touch!

The first episode of Author's Note highlights some upcoming titles and lays out plans for this series, recurring thice each year! (June 2017)

As my YouTube channel has grown, with assorted craziness and a great deal of hiking, I've come to realize that I need to make that more of a part of my writing career than just trailers. With this in mind, look for more author-focused content on the way! (June 2017)

Ashe from One-Elevenbooks says "Ken has to go hiking. He starts practicing by hiking smaller hikes. Some are ok and some are awful. Some things are funny."
The strange trail-blazing of The World's Worst Backpacker found its way to One-Elevenbooks and they liked the trip
! (July 2017)

Blogs and Tweets and Chicken Wings below...

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Ken La Salle

Coming Soon: Not Where I Thought I Would Be...

Posted: Thu 21st of September, 2017

Fixing the System (People are Idiots)...

Posted: Fri 1st of September, 2017

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