A Snapshot of The Brook
The Brook represents a simple, but practical, philosophy of life as a collection of actions. This philosophy was uncovered by the author after more than a dozen years of introspection following, and accompanied by, years of in-depth study and reflection on recorded human thought and action, ranging from ancient wisdom from all parts of the world to modern science.
The philosophy of the Brook has evolved with the life experiences of the author. These experience cover a rich variety and and a broad scope of personal and professional roles during a conscious journey of more than five decades. As such, the author has been, and remains, the main guinea pig in the development of this practical and “living” philosophy.
In the philosophy of the Brook, the flowing waters represent actions and life in its broadest sense. Thus, the Brook includes, and encompasses, the waters in and upon the earth, in the oceans and in the skies, and everything that they interact with. Each life in this universe of the Brook may be imagined as an individual brook, which if an integral part of the universal waters of the Brook.
Thus, no individual is isolated from the rest of the universe. The flow of the waters represents action and life expressed as a collection of actions (which of course are effected by, and in turn they effect, thought, reason, emotions, ethics, etc.). The course of the life of the individual or the organization is represented as a journey, where the traveler navigates through the waters of the metaphorical Brook.
Some travelers may swim. Some may dive to the depths. Others may surf the waves. Still others may navigate in boats of various forms and sizes, ranging from individual kayaks and skulls to the largest and most luxurious cruise ship. Some may choose to play in the waters and others, to choose to dive into the depths and enjoy the beauty therein. There are multitudes of travelers in the Brook. They have come and gone over the ages. They travel in a myriad of ways whether by choice or otherwise.
The kaleidoscope of human actions, thus created, continues to change as if in a massive universal, or perhaps even cosmic, flow. It appears that from the earliest of times, humans have wondered about these matters, inspired and awed by the magnificence, the power and the wonders of the ever changing Brook. This is evidenced, in part, by the cosmic mythologies and the fascinating works of art that these ancient “wonderers” have left behind, and which the late Joseph Campbell has so eloquently described.
Essays excerpted from The Trilogy, as well the entire Brookmaster game, can be found in the pages of this web site.
Happy navigating and, again, welcome to The Brook!