2011 Twenty Questions Interviews : Tom Evans
20 Questions Interview
with Tom Evans
Modern Day Magician, Alchemist
1. What's your name?
2. Where are you from?
Manchester, England but I also have an early memory of being a piece of the Sun which broke off (like a solar flare) and landed on Earth.
3. Who are you today?
Today I totally accept being a modern day magician and alchemist (it's taken a while for me to own up to this and come into my own power with respect and servitude and with managed ego).
4. What do you do? (Elevator speech)
I clear peoples' blocks and connect them with their source of creativity (future selves, guides, the Source). I act as a publishing consultant, an e-publishing specialist and literary agent. I also write my own 'stuff'' on the general theme of taking the esoteric and making it exoteric.
5. What's your story (how did you get here)?
Like all alchemists, I studied the science of the modern day and specifically the magic of 'electrickery'. So I have a degree in Electronic Engineering and spent 20 years as an engineer and inventor in the broadcast industry. First at the BBC and Sony learning the magic of television then with my own manufacturing company. When the Internet came along, I immersed myself in its technology for another 10 years or so. Then in my mid-forties, on a transatlantic flight, I was 'touched' by angels and wrote my first short story 'by accident'. Before I knew it, I became an author's mentor, writer's unblocker, creativity coach and author of three more books and counting.
As part of this transition, the engineer in me started to research how all of this 'stuff' worked. So I trained as a hypnotherapist, past life regressor, future life progressor, a Mind Map trainer, a Reiki practitioner and studied a few other bits and pieces along the way like Tarot, Qabala and, currently, microbiology. I also found myself developing a few iPhone apps you can never put a good 'techie' down.
6. Why is creativity important to you?
It is a win-win-win activity. I win by connecting with my Muse, learning and understanding. My readers and clients win from what I am able to share and explain. The Universal Thought Pool wins by increasing, even if ever so slightly, in size.
7. When/how did you realize you had a creative dream or calling to fulfill?
I think the first review that I got from that first short story (not from a friend or family member) told me I had a talent to share. It was simply this: "Stunning. I cried. That's all."
8. How did you embrace it?
This review encouraged me to write two sequels to that particular story and then, in turn, three non-fiction books.
9. How did that feel?
Both exciting and fulfilling ... and a lot of fun.
10. Where has your journey taken you?
When I broke away from being a techie, I felt really free for the first time in my life. Now I am operating without preconceptions, limits or restrictions.
11. What challenges have you faced?
As I guess for any artist, there is a balance between bringing in enough revenue and working on your own stuff. I am not quite there yet but working towards a workable equilibrium. An advance, bursary or philanthropist would always be handy to come along.
12. What worked for you?
Trusting and falling in with what looks like a preordained plan.
13. What didn't work for you?
When my ego thought it knew better and tried to 'drive the bus'.
14. What three tips can you share with those starting on a similar path?
- Don't give up a 'day job'.
- Do try and make your day job something you love doing so it doesn't feel like 'work'.
- Share your 'stuff' freely and allow rewards to come from unexpected quarters.
15. What are you working on now?
My next book explores the themes of death-less reincarnation and the evolution to a new state of humanity. This book will allow the sharing some esoteric knowledge I came across a few years ago in a safe, accessible and contemporary framework.
I also plan to finish a novel called Soulwave that I also started some years ago on consciousness, cosmology and evolution. These two books probably 'join at the hip' somewhere along the line.
16. What's coming up for you in the next year?
I'm taking my last two non-fiction books 'on the road' with talks and workshops on Light Bulb Moments, Whole Brain Thinking and Whole Mind Connection.
17. What else do you desire/dream to do?
The next book on death-less reincarnation will discuss how everyone can evolve into a new state of Being. With no elitism creeping in, I would like to start a 'school' to teach the principles involved to some "Tour Guides". I also had a dream last night when I was told to open an "Oracularium" still trying to work out quite what that is but it involves getting people on to their karmic paths, tuned in and 'in flow'.
18. How will you make that happen?
One person at a time ... I've started with me!!
19. What question do you want to answer that's not on this list?
Where does inspiration really come from?
The Breath which, in turn, acts as a transformer or 'down convertor' to the Universal mind-stuff.
20. What's your Web site address?
Tom Evans is also a prolific Creativity Portal contributor. Enjoy his creativity inspiring features here.