William Disdale was born and grew up in the suburbs of Reading, England during the 1980's, 90's and 00's. He moved to Ireland in 2014 through happenstance and fortune, where he met his wife, Siobhra.
With an aptitude for both art and science at school, it was science that drew his initial focus, prompting him to study engineering at Coventry University, going on to complete a PhD in the mathematical modelling of automotive catalyst deactivation. Rock and Roll...
After the PhD, the nature of learning changed, and a more inward process ensued. Instead of learning things in the world 'out there' so-to-speak, the inward learning focused more on thought, feeling, consciousness, coincidence, de-ja-vu, dreams, self-awareness, experience and identity.
During this time, William became a motor-racing instructor (you might get a taste of this in chapter 17), had a year in Sydney, Australia, met the right people at the right time, and came to the conclusion that the human experience was most likely some sort of grand simulation operated by powers of higher consciousness that our human-minds fail to perceive.
His first book, "This Soul'd World: The Rise of Consciousness" hit the amazon shelves in late 2019.
Because all of us are standing on the shoulders of giants when it comes to learning, in that, the information we absorb has been left by others before us, its only right to mention some of the people that inspired this story.
A simple and uplifting tale of living told through metaphor. Was a pivotal book in the run up to starting This Soul'd World.
author Q & A
Q: Why did you write This Soul'd World?
A: It was the process of spiritual awakening that prompted me to write, but rather than write 'my journey' for the eleventy-millionth time in history, and have a book that would only appeal to others who had gone through the process, I thought i'd pay tribute to this mysterious and amazing process by writing fiction and using artistic license to have a book with a broader appeal, that was at the same time, authentic, true to my experiences and unique.
Q: What is the process of spiritual awakening? Are you religious?
A: This Soul'd World doesn't promote any specific religious viewpoint, and no, I am not a follower of any one religion, but at the same time I don't disagree with any religion a person uses, needs or believes, to come to a place of peace or reassurance. Religion can get misinterpreted of course, as can anything i guess...
What spiritual awakening actually is, is very difficult to explain explicitly as everyone is on their own path and my experience is not someone else's. I can't rationalise the process either, as it's somewhat irrational. I question maybe I've fallen for a trick, maybe I'm imagining things that are just coincidence to be more than that, but I experienced some strange and wonderful moments that lured me from my staunchly scientific, academic mindset to question another possibility. This questioning process opened my perception further, ultimately leading me to conclude that the existence of consciousness beyond the boundaries of time, space, birth and death was most likely true. Also I can't argue with the paradigm of peace it's left me with in these very uncertain times we're living in.