The Endless Journey

A Unique Perspective of Mankind's Origin, Purpose, and Ultimate Destiny

Why read the book?

Are you having trouble dealing with disease or the death of someone close?
Have you ever wondered why you have irrational phobias?
Do you feel that life unfairly discriminates against you?
Are you often depressed?


Are you simply curious about who you are and why you are living this life?

“The Endless Journey” helps answer these and many other common questions. The answers to life’s mysteries and the solution to all our problems are right in front of us; but we don’t see them because we are so focused on the material world. Although the true nature of the cosmos is disguised by the material world, it can be discovered by anyone through effort.

This straight forward non-religious book, which is supported by many medical and scientific studies, offers a very understandable explanation of our world and the spiritual world in which we reside after death. It explains our nature and provides specific guidance on how to make the most of the rest out of our life. This book offers a positive view of mankind’s future and will change all who take it to heart.

How this book can help you

Knowing your eternal nature

Stop worrying about death, disease and mishaps; and your life will become less fearful.

View Others More Positively

Knowing the important role others play in your life, including your adversaries, will help you view others much more positively.

Make Better decisions

Knowing that you chose this life, it did not happen by chance, so that you could learn certain important lessons.

Less stress, more fulfillment

Knowing how to make the right decisions will let you lead a less stressful & more fulfilling life.

Meet the Author


I have a BS in mathematics from St. Lawrence University, a BS in electrical engineering from Penn State University, and a master’s in electrical engineering from Villanova University. I spent seventeen years as a design engineer and technical manager at Boeing, where I was responsible for designing automatic flight control and avionics systems.

After Boeing, I spent nine years in the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) with the US Army directing avionics and command and control R&D. During this period I also co-directed joint Army/NASA laboratories at NASA Langley and NASA Ames and was the US Army’s representative and U.S Government lead on the Avionics Committee for NATO’s Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development. I then created and was the CEO of Cobham Defense Electronics Systems (CDES) Corp, a subsidiary of Cobham, plc, for 15 years. When I retired CDES had become the world’s leading military microwave subsystem company. After writing The Endless Journey, I created and was the host of The Common Sense Spirituality Show, which ran live for 2 years on W4CY radio and also had a weekly podcast called Aspects of Spirituality

My Search

Throughout my life I spent my free time in an exhaustive search for the most plausible answers that I could find to the classic questions concerning our existence: Who are we? Is there a God? Why is the cosmos here? How shall we live our life? What is important?

Like most of us, for years I was confused by life’s illusions; but what I eventually found was that truth is available to anyone committed enough to search for it. I knew when I began to find truth because things started to make sense. The answers, which I describe in the form of a worldview, are right in front of us; but we fail to see them because we are so consumed with our materialistic lifestyle. This worldview describes a divine plan in which we are an intricate and important part. What I believe to be the answers to life’s most basic questions are detailed in “The Endless Journey”

David Gaggin


“David V. Gaggin looks at the universe as the setting and the role of human existence within that setting through a wide lens. He collects and connects the sub-events of thoughts and decisions that humans continue to accumulate and arrange. This is, as his title indicates, an “endless journey”. However, he sees collective revelations of meaningful and non-meaningful paths on this endless journey to the ultimate goal…the perfect life. The topic could hardly be more timely.”

Prof. J.E. Hollingworth

“I have always wondered about life. I could not believe a big bang started this organized world or I would ever cease to exist. The answers organized religion offer have always seemed too illogical. Gaggin has answered many of the questions I have had or was not able to articulate. After reading this extremely well-documented book I am certain I can find the answers to my questions if I never stop searching. There is no longer fear in my life. I know I am part of a plan. I understand how I should live life. And I know death will be a new beginning, not an end.”

Rowena Read Krum

“Goal setting is an important part of all our lives, be it emotionally, mentally, physically, at home or at work. Setting reasonable goals helps us achieve more in the long run and often leads to better results and happiness. This was the most important lesson I took away from this book. In less than 300 pages, Gaggin explores human perspective while the reader questions their daily actions. The book is marked under “Ancient Civilisations” because it covers religion and history, but it can also be used as a self-help book for those who are at crossroads in their lives.”

Briony Lewis

“What is the meaning of life and where are we heading? The older we get, I think these questions become more prominent in our lives. Gaggin attempts to offer a view on this. Some ideas in the book are meaningful and can truly help a person to create a more peaceful environment. ”

Dre D.

“This book is an easy read, but definitely increases in depth the more times you read the chapters. As I went through the book, I was amazed at how many of my own personal questions that I have had throughout my adult life, were now being addressed by someone else. I no longer feel alone or out of place with my thoughts. The explanations and commentary make sense and feel right to me. This book has renewed my own desire to question more and trust my gut feelings that we progress through our many lives based on the lessons we have learned.”

Ellen Montgomery

What our readers have to say

"The Endless Journey" has something to offer everyone

The book offers a unique worldview and can be read on multiple levels depending on the reader’s understanding. It is intended to meet the needs of many people whether they are frustrated by their irrational fears or simply seeking answers to universal truths. The scientific skeptic or religious devotee will find new perspectives to consider. The novice seeker will find key concepts that can be used as a spiritual foundation for a rational belief system. The seasoned seekers will find subtleties that will help them tie a consistent set of beliefs together. The highly sophisticated seeker will find pathways that can be followed to unlock even greater truths. No matter what the reader’s spiritual understanding, all seekers of knowledge and wisdom will gain comfort and understanding from “The Endless Journey”.

Our Eternal Existence
Table of Contents

Section 1: The Unseen Universe
Chapter 1: Aspects of Metaphysics
Chapter 2: The Structure of the Universe
Chapter 3: Consciousness

Section 2: The Human Condition
Chapter 4: Essence, Soul and Personality
Chapter 5: The Human Psyche
Chapter 6: The ‘Death’ Experience

Section 3: Evolution
Chapter 7: Reincarnation
Chapter 8: Evolution of Consciousness
Chapter 9: Creating a Life

Section 4: The Power Of Thought
Chapter 10: Our Unique Reality
Chapter 11: Dreams
Chapter 12: Expectations