Ptolemy Tompkins

Ptolemy Tompkins has been an editor at Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines and is the author of numerous books, including Proof of God and Proof of Angels, and the collaborator with Eben Alexander on the New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven. His writing has been featured in Beliefnet.com, Harper’s, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in New York.

Books by this Author

Proof of God
Proof of Angels
The Map of Heaven
The Modern Book of the Dead

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I'll have to to go with Heraclitus' line: "Character is fate." Which doesn't mean that I think I have a particularly good character. I just think it's true.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A benign poltergeist would be pretty fun, at least for a while. Maybe in the future.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Jack, in same.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Weak character in spots. (See question 1)

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I wouldn't mind being able to ask the Buddha if he really didn't believe in the existence of the self.

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