Isaac R. Betanzos

The Quantum Pilgrimage

An Existential Quest to the Quantum Self

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Isaac R. Betanzos













An Existential Quest to the Quantum Self





By Isaac R. Betanzos



Copyright © 2019 by Isaac R. Betanzos

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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

Copyright © 2019 by Isaac R. Betanzos


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ISBN: 9781087237824




For an enhanced introspection, read it in a quiet place with background instrumental music.



To those embracing and pursuing the abstract essence of existence.”











Zdzisław Beksiński. Sanok Museum



In certain key existential conjunctions we encounter, the only way to find your true nature as being is by losing everything first; by skinning your bare soul until it’s down to its narrow essence; by giving up all that you assume ‘being you’ involves. It is then, when you dislodge yourself from all the biological roar and clamour, when the thunderous clarity will hammer your reality. Because to admire the inherited nature of a rainbow, you must first undress it from all its deceiving colours.

Expect the unexpected, disbelieve in the goal, fear the wish, cherish the journey. Wisdom and transcendence are not awaiting at the end of that tortuous and devious passage; but guilefully veiling in the crevices within your soul and the trail itself.

As an answer can only be found after formulating the right question; and, then, be ready to tremble and crumb in the presence of that sought truth. Each stroll will only make your quest harder; but for everything worth a memory, and for everything left behind after we perish, effortless is not in range.

Time is just the wind carrying whispers: from the past to our survival-obsessed brain; from the future to our deaf higher-self mind. The present is the solid voice balancing in that thin and shaking thin rope. It is down to our basic and intrinsic self-conviction to discern between both, and whisper back as an echo that re-defines the established status-quo.

Space is the trap and illusion that cages our instinctive nature, guarded by our bodies and biological limitations. Courage and awareness are the key to bend and slip through our mental jail bars. Because for the aspects of existence that truly matter, distance is not a question of physical separation, but of spiritual affiliation and languageless understanding.

As the moment you truly figure out the angle where you stand within your network of meaningful connections, it is also the instant where you no longer have sight of the reality being unfolded in front of you.

Because it is only when you are ultimately and deeply lost, when you will be gifted with the opportunity to redefine everything you are to this world, in a moment of pure conviction. Allow terror and demons to own you, so that you can dazzle them with the shine gleamed from your bravery and determination.

Ignite and revere that brightness no matter the consequences, as it is the only reverie separating us from ultimate darkness…



Zdzisław Beksiński. Sanok Museum