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Yancey Gates: A Dialogue with Self


WE SOMETIMES surely wonder about where we came from and where we'll go upon death. Our advanced society gives us no real answers, and we're left with scant comfort. Western religion requires faith and a covering of our eyes from a greater, unanserable, truth. Yancey Gates is not only seaching, he is engrossed in finding the answers. You, too, can make this journey as Yancey stumbles through a seeming meaningless life to those illuminating lost answers.

YANCEY works at the Planning Department in San Francisco. Living a mundane life in the 9 to 5 world, he wants to come awake in the present moment, to see reality, to find enlightenment.

FROM the ordinary, things radically improve for Yancey, a dynamic new California governor proposing a world's fair in San Francisco having a spiritual theme. And to Yancey's good fortune, this grand plan drops into his lap in his job in the Planning Department, carrying him to a Northern California Buddhist monastery where present moment awareness is a way of life, and to firery American Indian chieftain whose distrust of the White Man threatens the governor's plan.

TAKE this trip with Yancey, where the wild mysteries of the mind transcend the seeming ordinary and mundane.

AnswerING the Big Questions:

  • Where did I came from?
  • What is my purpose?
  • Where do I go at death?

On Religion:

  • Who was Jesus?
  • Does God exist?
  • What should I believe?

ARTHUR TELLING has written numerous stories and articles on religion, philosophy, and metaphysics, and has authored several books. His articles are regularly appearing in online magazine including August 2016-B issue “’Son of Man’ May Not Have Been Jesus”. His article, “A Different Jesus Message” was published in the Nov. 2011 AMORC online Rosicrucian Digest. His Article answering the question "How are the mind and brain related?" appeared in January/February 2008 edition of British Journal Philosophy Now.  His website is:


What people are saying...

"As someone who has been in the literary profession for sixty years, I can say with great confidence that this is a book that will remain in your psyche long after you have read it."

- Robert Vaughn, New York Times Bestselling Author of 'The Valkyrie Mandate' and 'Warriors of the Code', recipient of Readwest President's Award for Excellence in Western Fiction, and member of the American Writers Hall of Fame and Pulitzer Prize nominee.





  • An Interview with Yancey Gates
  • Guest Post
  • Second Guest Post