Many of Richard Matheson’s most influential work deals with the metaphysical — such as What Dreams May Come, The Path, and A Stir of Echoes. It’s been a lifelong passion of the acclaimed author and he returns to the theme again and again. In the Spring of 2002, Gauntlet Press published what could be one of Matheson’s most personal works to date, A Primer of Reality.
In A Primer of Reality, Matheson has compiled and edited a collection of quotations which present and prove the case for man and woman’s place in the worlds of matter and of spirit. The observations in the book have been made by men and women who, for many years, have studied, researched and/or directly experienced the subjects in the book (such as The Higher Self, Near-Death Experiences, Reincarnation, and Karma).Â Matheson’s commentary throughout the book connects each subject, resulting in not just any “book of quotations” but an enlightening journey into what Matheson calls “an easy to read presentation of these subjects.” Though readers of any background and all beliefs can enjoy this book, it is a wonderful introduction to the world of the metaphysical.
Both the signed limited numbered and lettered editions of A Primer of Reality includeÂ Matheson’s chapbook, 14 Steps to Reality: Metaphysics for the Young.
PLEASE NOTE: The actual size of A Primer of Reality (all three editions) is 6 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high.
“With nuggets of quoted wisdom, Richard Matheson capsulizes the nature of personal reality: from life through death and after-death to reincarnation. The book quickly communicates why you’re here on earth and how to best use the time you have. ‘A Primer of Reality’ is an inspiring compilation.”Â — Dick Sutphen, Author of You Were Born Again To Be Together
“Through the years, Richard Matheson has gifted us with many treasures from his remarkable imagination, his very special separate reality.Â Now he provides us with a ‘Primer of Reality,’ which through a wonderful collection of quotations, presents our consensual reality, which too often seems complex and confusing, to be much simpler and clearer than we had supposed.” Â — Brad Steiger, Author of Mysteries of Time and Space