How many have the courage to eat the forbidden fruit and find yourself? Finding out who you really are is a little underrated in society, don’t you agree? So often we find ourselves restricted by certain norms, beliefs, and doctrines that tell us how to live our lives and what is considered right and wrong. In truth, though, what is “right” and what is “wrong”? What may seem good to one person (or society) may be bad to another.
Questions About Life
So many questions, and Eric Lokian isn’t the first to ponder this. I believe that many of you ask yourselves these – or similar – questions sometimes. When I got my hands on Forbidden Fruit, I swallowed the author’s words. I love, absolutely love his ideas. Starting at page 1, I was hooked. It was like I finally found someone I could talk to, someone I could share my thoughts with – which I also do, because I know the author of this book 🙂
Since Eric and I have already had many engrossing discussions about several topics he mentions in his book, reading Forbidden Fruit was a welcome dive into the farthest depths of his mind.
My Honest Thoughts
It may sound like I’m raving, and you may say, “yeah, well, you know this guy, of course you’re going to praise his work”, but that’s not it. If I didn’t like his work, I wouldn’t write such praise. He knows it. He didn’t ask me to write this review, but I’m writing it, because I love this book and I want to share it with the rest of the world – or at least that fraction of the world that visits my website. 🙂
Forbidden Fruit is philosophy about the Free Man that bases itself somewhat on Nietzsche, then on Hesse, the more modern Palahniuk, and other great philosophers. As the author states:
“It’s time for the strong, for the Free Man or Woman, to surface, to step forward, to break free, to let go, to live. To think on his own, kill or dominate his demons, his issues, his abusers, and indulge deeply in every emotion, every passion. To live.
This philosophy is for the few. You’ll know quickly upon reading if you are in that few. It consists of things man already knows but either forgets or ignores or doesn’t take the time to realize.”
Eric Lokian discusses several fascinating topics in his book, such as society and how we live, solitude, self-realization, change, another fascinating section he calls “blank-slating”, letting go, and last but not least he explains his views on light and dark.
As I stated in my Goodreads book review, my favorite sections were the ones on solitude and light and dark. I could relate to the chapter on solitude and how it shouldn’t be feared but it is rather necessary for everyone. It is in solitude that we can see ourselves, find ourselves, and reflect on who we are, having the opportunity to meet ourselves, which can often be daunting, but in the end, isn’t it vital to know who you really are?
The author’s views on light and dark are also compelling and make more sense than what we have been taught in schools.
Any Final Thoughts
I like reading and there are many books I enjoy and others I just don’t want to continue reading, but it rarely happens that I am raving about a book. I can count on one hand the books that have really made a lasting impression on me and Forbidden Fruit is one of them. Even if it is not for everyone, I believe that everyone should read it.
Additionally, a mind as brilliant as Eric Lokian’s should not be locked up. He should be free. Eric is incarcerated in Iowa on a murder 1 charge when in truth it was manslaughter (self defense). The full story about the why and how of the events that led to the crime and the abuse and negligence of the Iowa court is explained in his other book Why Miller Turned Killer.
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