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What is it like to meet God, to converse with him about the most important questions of human life, and then to have union with him? What is it like for a finite being to stand in the presence of the infinite being? James Amore, a philosopher, is in quest of God. This quest originated from a strong desire to have union with the sun of all suns: God. This desire took hold of his heart and mind when he was a young man; it grew and developed into an overwhelming passion when he became an adult. Relying on information he received from his grandmother, who was a clandestine mystic, he decided to meet God on the Peakless Mountain. After twelve days of ascent, which was dangerous and exposed him to death a few times, he met God. To his surprise, God speaks, and he spoke to him in English. He had a two-day conversation with him, and then he declared to God that he would not leave until he had union with him. God warned him against this request, but James Amore was determined to sit in his lap and listen to the music of his heartbeats. Well, God granted him his wish. We do not know how long this union lasted, but we know that when James emerged from it, he was an old man and a deaf flute player We meet him playing his flute at St. John the Divine, a cathedral in Jackson, Tennessee. Michael H. Mitias is a retired professor of philosophy at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. He is interested in the philosophy of values and philosophical novel. In addition to many books he edited in aesthetics, ethics, and the philosophy of religion and numerous articles he published in scholarly journals, he wrote several books and philosophical novels. Some of his latest books are Friendship, Seeking God, Justice Under the Ax of the Absurd, Tears of Love, and The Philosopher and the Devil.