John O'Loughlin was born in Salthill, Galway City, the Republic of Ireland in 1952 of mixed Irish- and British-born parents of Irish descent. Following a parental split while he was still a child, he was taken to England by his mother and maternal grandmother (who had initially returned to Ireland after a lengthy absence with intent to stay) in the mid-50s and subsequently attended schools in Aldershot, Oakham, and, following the death and repatriation of his Athenry-born grandmother, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, where, despite an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been put into care by his mother, he attended a state school. Upon leaving in 1970 with an assortment of CSEs (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCEs (General Certificate of Education), including history and music, he moved the comparatively short distance up to London and went on, via two short-lived jobs, to work at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square, WC1, where, after a lengthy period as a general clerk, he was promoted to clerical officer grade 1 with responsibility for booking examination venues throughout the UK and Ireland. After a brief flirtation with further education at Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, where he had enrolled as a history student, he returned to his former job in the West End but handed in his notice at the ABRSM in 1976 due to a combination of factors, including ill-health, and proceeded to dedicate himself to a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer tutor at Hornsey YMCA in the late 1980s and early '90s, he has effectively continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), Cross-Purposes (1979), Thwarted Ambitions (1980), Sublimated Relations (1981), Deceptive Motives (1981) and False Pretences (1982). From the mid-80s Mr O'Loughlin exclusively dedicated himself to philosophy, his true literary vocation, and has penned more than ninety titles of a philosophical nature, including Devil and God - The Omega Book (1985-6), Towards the Supernoumenon (1987), Elemental Spectra (1988-9), Philosophical Truth (1991-2), Maximum Truth (1993), and, more recently, The Centre of Truth (2009). In addition to his long-standing commitment to literature, John O'Loughlin has also found time to indulge in abstract art and electronic music composition, principally with a view to illustrating or exemplifying his philosophy and therefore as an adjunct to his oeuvre-proper. Although not perfect, these paintings and music compositions considerably enlarge the scope of his creativity and confirm a multimedia bias commensurate with his - and indeed the accepted - concept of the 'universal man', the godly individual whose creative abilities and predilections transcend any given form in what becomes a convergence towards an omega point of cultural universality. The internet would seem to be the ideal setting for such multimedia projects, and in 2005 John O'Loughlin founded Centretruths Digital Media as a platform from which to launch and offer his various projects, including digital photography and video, that either reflect a metaphysical structure and inner essence or act as 'handmaidens' to such a structural essence as principally embodied in his more advanced literary creations from the late-90s onwards, most of which are now available, together with earlier titles, in both paperback and e-book format from his Kindle site with Amazon.com, as well as from other Amazon sites.