About Alexis karpouzos:
Alexis karpouzos was born in Athens on April 9, 1967, after attending philosophy and social studies courses at the Athens School of Philosophy and political science courses at the Athens Law School, he continued his studies in psychoanalysis and the psychology of learning. During his studies in Greece he has actively involved in the social, ecologic and occupancy movements. The originality of Alexis Karpouzos thought is that it crosses the most diverse fields, the most opposing philosophies, to unite them into an often contradictory and broken whole. Marx and Heidegger, Nietzsche, Freud and Heraclitus, poets and political theorists all come together in the same distance and the same unusual proximity. Alexis karpouzos use Pre-Socratics philosophy and generally the ancient Greek philosophy, as well as the pre-philosophical thinking of The Upanishads, the Vedas and Buddhism in India, of Lao Tzu, of Zen Buddhism and the Taoist tradition in China, of the Arab mystics and poets, with their metaphysical religiosity as the metaphysical basis for the interpretation and understanding of the world and existence. At the same time the ancient metaphysics is connect with Hegel’s dialectical ontology and with the modern thinking of Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, and others as the interpretive context for understanding the central problems of the technical and scientific world during his time. Novalis, Hölderlin, Rimbaud, Whitman, Eliot and others show the dreamy nature of existence, the transcendence of the Cosmos, welcome the infinity. For Alexis karpouzos the combination of ancient and modern thought creates the holistic experience of universal space-time and the consciousness of the unity. The poetic thought of Alexis karpouzos is a expressions of soul's inner experiences, expression of universality. The inspiring visual images and the symbolic use of language offer a description of elevating experiences of consciousness, a glimpse of higher worlds. The philosophy of Alexis karpouzos speak to the human experience from a universal perspective, transcending all religions, cultural and national boundaries. Using vivid images and a direct language that speaks to the heart, his philosophy evokes a sense of deep communication with the collective unconscious, a sense of connection to all the creatures of the world, compassion for others, admiration for the beauty of nature, reverence for all life, and an abiding faith in the invisible touch of world. Alexis karpouzos thoughts are often terse and paradoxical, challenging us to to break out of the box of limiting beliefs and see things from a new perspective. Above all, Alexis karpouzos continually calls to us to wake up and explore the mysteries within our own selves, i.e the mysteries of universe.
What inspires you to write?
Nature is a big pull for me. Whenever I am out on a country walk or watching the sunset over the sea, I get an urge to write, to try and capture the beauty of what I see. When there is a massive storm, or it’s blowing a gale, the feeling is the same. Nature is powerful and energizing and finding new ways to describe it in my writing and use it as a metaphor for what’s going on in the story or how a particular character is feeling is a device I use often. lso, People are wonderful, hilarious, frightening, cruel, intelligent, witty, evil, compassionate, sarcastic and so much more. People from all walks of life with all sorts of likes and dislikes, views and ways of thinking, passions and hatreds – they are all wonderfully inspiring and using people to create incredible characters is one of the most exciting and enjoyable parts of writing.
Also, what has gone before us whether it was two weeks ago, or two thousand years ago is a huge soup of exciting stories and events just waiting to be sampled. History is insanely broad of course, but it is the catalyst for many incredible stories and gives a voice to those who may otherwise have long been forgotten.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
My favorite authors are, Walt Whitman , Ralph Emerson, Henry Thoreau, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, James Joyce, Emily Dickinson, Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Tell us about your writing process.
I will always jot down things, little ideas. I may never go back to them. I may never see them again. But once they’re jotted down, they’re become sections of my imagination. Brainstorming can be a response to a half-formed thought i have hwhile riding the subway, or to a writing assignment like a prompt that kick-starts my writing one day. Either way, the writing process often looks very much like an iceberg: thinking about characters and plot, daydreaming about the world where my story is set takes up more time than most people realize. Some stories take years to coalesce.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
The characters often visit my imagination choosing their own actions in my narrative and even commenting – not always favourably – on my life.so, i make a habit of writing down the things that have captured my attention in the past week or month. These may become the source motivators of my writing, maybe of my career. Any writing project will require a sustained interest.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don't give up, and don't lose your stubborn belief that you have a story worth telling. I've had so many people tell me over so many years that I didn't have the qualities needed to be a writer. All of my writer friends and I have one thing in common: We didn't listen to the naysayers. We kept writing. And eventually we have all been published.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
From school and mainly from university i had decided to publish the philosophical and poetic essays. First published in youth magazines and small publishing houses and later in popular publishers.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future is the electronic book, the book that included images, video, music, the multimodal book.
What genres do you write?: Science, philosophy, spirituality
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
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