Today we talk about Parallel Universes, a book by Nicolae Sirius published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author Nicolae Sirius to get to know him better, how he choose the title of his book Parallel Universes and the very moment when he find the inspiration to write it.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- How did you choose the title of your book?
The first title of my book was The Older Version of the Pythagorean Theorem. I did that, keeping in mind that the Great Pyramid builders used a different version of the Pythagorean Theorem and that, based on it, they determined the length of the Royal Cubit. Later, though, I renamed the book The Great Pyramid and the Universal Clock. By this, I intended to show that the builders structured the pyramid as a universal clock. However, as this research stretched for more than ten years and no title could cover the book’s complex structure, I renamed the text according to my new discoveries. So, for a while, I called the book The Code of Life Principle. To bring attention to the fact that there is a mechanism within human DNA, similar to software in computing. And that if that is accessed, it reveals ontological data about our Solar system and a parallel universe. The builders of the Great Pyramid knew this. So, it is evident that they possessed high technology to deal with the entangled structure of molecular biology. Lastly, I changed the title to Parallel Universes, as the builders encoded that in their work, and I tried to prove that.
- Was the idea for this book born at a particular moment?
In 1998 I began to do some research on comparative religion and anthropology to clarify certain things for myself. But it was not in my mind, then, to write Parallel Universes. In 2003, reading an essay about an artefact, 40.000 years old, I was so captured by what I thought to be encoded on that small object that I wrote to Andrei Vartic, the author of that essay, who then invited me to publish my findings in Dava International, which Vartic was in charge of. And I did this between 2003 and 2007.
But even then, I had not the material needed for Parallel Universes. So, I continued my research. Simple, of course, has not been. Because you deal with things that belong to cultures that we know nothing about, except that we have access to some of their artefacts or pictures hidden in caves. How then could it be proven that there is no speculation in what you intend to argue? First, you need to know if, indeed, we live in parallel universes. Then find evidence left behind by those who knew this. And, finally, provide mathematical formulas on which this matter could be scientifically demonstrated.
- Having lived in different countries, what added value has it brought to your writing style?
I did not think at first that medium would influence my writing. And I still don’t believe that moving from one country to another made me a better writer. What could be said is that my writing includes some themes that I would probably not approach if I lived only in Romania. Writing in a different language, though, is a real challenge. And, when it comes to style… you cannot see any improvement; on the contrary. But I had to chose… between freedom, which writing is part of, and obedience. So, as soon as I defected, I wrote one of my plays in a refuge camp in Austria, where I lived for six months. Simply put, I would not have had the chance to publish or to have that play staged in my country during communism.
In Australia, where I emigrated and to which I am much indebted, everything I wrote is more or less on the same note. However, the poems and my novel The Loner, written in Japan, are different. They express calm, melancholy, meditation and humour. Parallel Universes, though, made me approach literature from a different angle. Which implies more discipline.
- How was your publishing experience?
When it comes to publishing, I have a record of very unpleasant situations. For example, Parallel Universes had to be published in Japan last year. The translation was put on hold a few times. What I heard then was that the translator had some health issues. Finally, I was told that the book was translated more than 80%, but the publisher (who was doing the translation) was worried about publishing such work and that I should publish first a part of it in a magazine. That took me by surprise since a part of the book was first sent for consideration to one of the best mathematicians, and there was nothing wrong with my calculations.
Regarding what is termed as royalty, which, otherwise, is what writers get, I have not found at least one publisher to honour their contract. Probably not many know that to write a good book, one needs to do some research. Or that means a lot of expenses.
- Are you planning to work on new writing projects?
Yes, even though there was a time when I did not want to hear anything about literature. However, things have changed. And that is because, as long as I did the research for Parallel Universes, I could not discuss about that work with almost anyone. Since that was challenging. Hard to prove. And even harder to make myself understood until all that I had to put together was ready. Or, all this time, there was only an unseen friend that offered me a kind of refuge, and I could communicate with. And that was literature.
Now I am writing in parallel two novels. One in Romanian and one in English. The first chapter from the novel, The Spring of Exile, will be published next month in Leviathan, a Romanian magazine. Then, the first chapter from my book, The Ancient Observatory, will be published in the same magazine (in English and Romanian). After that, I intend to write one more book about Parallel Universes since many other things need to be discussed. As far as I am concerned, they could have ‘scientific’ validation. Then I will write a screenplay: a comedy about my life in Japan.
Europe Books thanks the author Nicolae Sirius once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside him on the editorial path that led to the publication of his book Parallel Universes. We wish him the best of luck for this novel and for his future works.
To you, my dear reader, I wish you to keep your attention in following step by step all the analysis and researches presented by the author. It is not necessary to be a mathematician or an archaeologist to read this book, but to be a reader full of curiosity to know how the world actually works.
So, my dear reader, I just have to wish you a good and pleasant reading!