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  3. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2015/05/uforia-chronicles-ufo-magnet-paul.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://img.youtube.com/vi/ZF7pikjr5ns/default.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-6649122125449550105</guid><pubDate>Tue, 12 May 2015 21:33:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2015-05-12T17:38:33.926-04:00</atom:updated><title>Literary genius offers spiritual allegories, metaphors and symbolism in outstanding work</title><description>&lt;h2 style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/h2&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GshQN3Oqtf0/VVJxtw-epPI/AAAAAAAAAoM/xInTKJeNdF4/s1600/The%2BAuthor-1.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GshQN3Oqtf0/VVJxtw-epPI/AAAAAAAAAoM/xInTKJeNdF4/s320/The%2BAuthor-1.jpg&quot; width=&quot;234&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;The Author or The Characters&#39; Short Living Story&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;By Facundo Raganato&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;Published by Harvard Square Editions&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;Copyright © 2014&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;Pages: 255&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;It has been said that writing a book is like giving birth – to a story, to characters with personalities, to dialogue, to scenes, to action – all resulting in a climactic end – the birth of a new book lovingly presented to the world. And along this same line, the author is the creator, giving life to this new creation through the written word.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Never before have I read anything quite like Facundo Raganato&#39;s The Author or The Characters&#39; Short Living Story. It is truly a work of literary genius.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The author captures the essence of his own role in the literary process, along with the roles of his characters and even the reader, who keep the characters alive as long as he or she is immersed in the story. It all begins much like Genesis – darkness, nothingness and infinite space – no boundaries open to interpretation by all three parties – author, characters and reader.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;The stage is set as six characters huddle in this void, each wondering who they are, how they got there and what will happen next. Do they have a past; do they have a future? The author takes the reader along for the ride as they embark on their journey – each with differing personalities and perspectives that compel them to think, act and react in specific ways. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;It is essentially a journey of discovery and self-discovery that tests their true worth through various challenges. In the process, the author determines their value to the overall story – killing off some; saving others. Although this could be viewed as a merciless act – and some characters actually view it as such – it is vital to the refinement of the overall story.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;At the same time the author makes use of a multitude of allegories. An allegory is a literary device wherein there is more than one meaning. In this case, the author uses his character&#39;s words and actions to reveal deeper spiritual truths.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;This truly one-of-a-kind work is also full of metaphors: author/creator/God; characters/humans; fiction/reality; characters&#39; struggles/human struggles; overcoming challenges/life&#39;s challenges; faith in the author/faith in self/faith in a creator; the characters&#39; search for truth/wisdom in the real world/eventual enlightenment; and on it goes. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;And as a reader, I could not help relating all of these to both the physical and spiritual worlds in which we live out our lives. While I note “God,” this spiritual journey that the characters go on could easily relate to any spiritual belief and the truths they hold.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;As you read this book, it is necessary to take your time – to fully understand the symbolism hidden within its pages. For instance, the over-riding importance of going with, instead of without in our search for understanding and expansion of consciousness. The value of meditation and the ability to create one&#39;s own story not just on paper but also in life. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This is one book that you will want to read more than once to ensure that its universal truths are instilled in your mind – which as this reader sees it, is more important than the actual mechanics of the story that the author has created. We all have much to learn from Raganato&#39;s work. If we could only put the lessons into practice, our world would be a much better place.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: black;&quot;&gt;To pick up your copy of The Author or &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: black;&quot;&gt;The Characters&#39; Short Living Story, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: black;&quot;&gt;go &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/Author-Facundo-Raganato-ebook/dp/B00RRLUAKA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1427856038&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=the+author&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #222222;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #222222;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.thecharactersshortlivingstory.com/&quot;&gt;Author&#39;s Web Site&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;line-height: 100%; margin-bottom: 0cm;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  5. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2015/05/literary-genius-offers-spiritual.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GshQN3Oqtf0/VVJxtw-epPI/AAAAAAAAAoM/xInTKJeNdF4/s72-c/The%2BAuthor-1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-8937537715375102480</guid><pubDate>Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:42:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2015-01-10T12:10:26.902-05:00</atom:updated><title>The Science of Spirit Possession (2nd Edition)</title><description>&lt;h3 style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #b45f06;&quot;&gt;Palmer offers scientific understanding of spirit possession &amp;amp; stresses need for further study&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5ofpP4evtiY/VLFIGVALjMI/AAAAAAAAAmo/qzmwsdZfElc/s1600/Science%2Bof%2BSpirit%2BPossession2ndEd.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5ofpP4evtiY/VLFIGVALjMI/AAAAAAAAAmo/qzmwsdZfElc/s1600/Science%2Bof%2BSpirit%2BPossession2ndEd.jpg&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; width=&quot;228&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;By Terence Palmer&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 14.25pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;Publisher: &lt;/span&gt;Cambridge Scholars Publishing&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 14.25pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;2nd Edition, © December 1, 2014&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 14.25pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;ISBN-10: 1443868108&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 14.25pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;ISBN-13: 978-1443868105&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Hardcover, 375 pages&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;em&gt;The Science of Spirit Possession: A 21st Century Approach to Mental Health&lt;/em&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: normal;&quot;&gt;, author Terence James Palmer proposed that Spirit Release Therapy (SRT) is the most effective way to treat people who are possessed by “earthbound spirits of the deceased.” &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;font-style: normal=&quot;&quot;&gt;A firm believer in the survival of consciousness after one’s physical death, Palmer bases his theories on the work of&amp;nbsp;&lt;/font-style:&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Frederic Myers (1843-1901), the 19&lt;/span&gt;&lt;sup&gt;th&lt;/sup&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;century researcher and co-founder of the Society for Psychical Research in 1882, whom he said proved the existence of a spirit world capable of interacting with our physical world.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In a follow-up thesis at http://www.examiner.com/review/book-review-the-science-of-spirit-possession-part-1-of-2 which I wrote about in January 2013, Palmer reviewed the Catholic practice of exorcism during which a priest or other person of the cloth demands in the name of God or Jesus that the offending entity leave the person who appears to be possessed based on the Rituale Romanum of 1614. He noted that SRT - “a soul-centered therapy” - offers a “more gentle approach” which is also more effective without the need to impose a particular religious belief or other philosophy on the patient.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Now in&lt;i&gt; The Science of Spirit Possession (2nd Edition)&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;, Palmer offers a more in depth look at the beliefs of various cultures around the world and how those beliefs affect the way in which those who are deemed to be possessed are dealt with. He still stresses the beliefs and methods of Myers but adds much more information from a variety of other sources.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;When it comes to understanding spirit possession, Palmer stresses the importance of “personal subjective experience.” For instance, psychologist and medical anthropologist Alberto Villoldo personally experienced the healing practices of Amazon and Inca shamans for some 25 years. Through shamanic journeying, Villoldo realized that those who are possessed experience a “temporary absence of the victim’s soul,” which is known in anthropology as ‘soul-loss.’”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;There are many aspects to be considered when attempting to come to some conclusions about the possibility of spirit possession beginning with the issue of discernment as to whether he or she is dealing with a true case of possession, schizophrenia or other such malady, or simply a case of an overactive imagination. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This includes taking into account the cultural influences, personal beliefs and even the expectations of the patient. It is also important to note the same things in relation to the practitioner. As well, there is the matter of eyewitness testimony, Palmer notes. Just like conflicting views of an accident scene, the same thing can occur during an exorcism. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;He also addresses the topic of telepathy and the part it can play in possession cases. As well, he writes about a spirit’s role in channeling in automatic writing and psychography.&amp;nbsp; As well, he notes the importance of the pineal gland and the possible use of neuro-imaging&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;to actually view the lit up impulses of the brain during such events.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Palmer addresses vital aspects of spirit possession; part 2&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In&lt;i&gt; The Science of Spirit Possession (2nd Edition)&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;, www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/62013 Terence Palmer cites a few true cases of possession that involved dramatic physical changes in the patient, which were indicative of a bona fide demonic possession. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;One is the case of Anna Ecklund from Earling, Iowa (1928) with exorcist the Reverend Carl Vogel. Anna’s face became so “twisted and distorted that no one would recognize its features. Her whole body became so horribly disfigured that the appearance of her human shape vanished.” Her body contorted in various ways and she vomited often. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Another is the case of Karen Kingston (1974) a mentally challenged 13-year old from North Carolina, who appeared to suffer from multiple personality disorder. Her father was “an alcoholic and at the age of seven, she saw her mother murder her father with a butcher knife. After witnessing this violent act, the child went into shock and never recovered.”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;During the exorcism, Kingston levitated about five feet off the floor. Father John Tyson and Baptist Minister Reverend Richard Sutter had been holding her down at the time to keep from anyone getting hurt so when she levitated, they went with her. According to Robert Pelton, who related the incident in his report of 1985, “Tyson just sat there gasping. He looked rather ridiculous with his long legs dangling. Sutter looked like a captive who had been shot and draped over a horse.”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“They made the demon in Karen write a paragraph, which he did to the staff’s astonishment, for they knew that Karen could not write.”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;When Reverend Richard Rogers demanded that the demon say its name, it replied, “Williams.” Then as he was expelled from Karen he said, “Leave us alone. I’ll come but I will kill this b*tch first…” When the demon left, there was a “bluish green cloud” that “enveloped her completely…” &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Palmer then reviews the “First Law of Thermodynamics” discovered by physicist James Prescott Joule (1818-1889). This law states that “energy cannot be created or destroyed; rather the amount of energy lost in a steady state process cannot be greater than the amount of energy gained.” In layman’s terms, he states that when applied to “living systems” (people), it means that the energy contained within them is “transformed” into another form of energy when their bodies die. It is energies such as these that can be instrumental in causing spirit possession, particularly if the spirit of the deceased has its own issues that need to be dealt with. Thus the need to treat the intruding spirit as well as the patient.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In his previous works, Palmer noted the need for a “revised epistemology” when dealing with cases of possession. This time around, he goes further into this concept. As in the past, he notes the conflict faced by mainstream scientific thinkers who do not want to accept the use of a treatment based on the belief that spirit (consciousness) survives physical death and is able to interact with the living – physically, mentally (via telepathy) and emotionally based on that spirit’s own beliefs.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“It has been my own experience that the greatest difficulty in researching answers to questions of a spiritual nature lies in the determination of modern science to treat the concept of Spirit as taboo.”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In Chapter 15, Palmer presents a “Draft Project Proposal: Auditory Hallucinations or Hearing Voices. “The first part of this proposal,” he writes, “is to test the hypothesis that Spiritual mediums are able to tell the difference between autogenic (self-created) hallucinations and voices that are veridical (emanating from an external source) in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.” The objective, he adds, is to test the “efficacy of Remote Spirit Release Therapy (RSRT), otherwise known as dis-obsession by Spiritist healers.” While some practitioners already do this with varying degrees of success, Palmer says there has never been “rigorous scientific testing.”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This book contains so much valuable information for anyone who wishes to delve deeper into all aspects of the possession phenomenon, how it has been and is now being treated and all that this entails in various parts of the world. This is not a book that can be read through quickly. One must take time to ensure that he or she understands all of the various aspects that Palmer presents. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;There is just so much information between this book’s pages that it could not possibly be fully covered here. However, anyone who deals with the issue of possession and wishes to effectively treat his or her patients should definitely read it.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;Terence Palmer &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;has a degree in Psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University and a Master’s degree in the study of Mysticism and Religious Experience from Kent University. He has been a hypnotherapist for 20 years and a spirit release practitioner for 12. The University of Wales at Bangor awarded him a doctorate for his thesis on the scientific conceptual framework and research methods of 19&lt;sup&gt;th&lt;/sup&gt; century researcher F.W.H. Myers. He is the first practitioner to be awarded a PhD on the topic of Spirit Release Therapy in the UK. He is also a member of The Society for Psychical Research and The Scientific and Medical Network. As well, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;His newest book can now be pre-ordered at Amazon.com&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;http://www.amazon.com/Science-Spirit-Possession-Terence-Palmer/dp/1443868108&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Sources:&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The Exorcism of Anna Ecklund&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;http://trueghoststories.tumblr.com/post/92137090026/the-exorcism-of-anna-ecklund&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Karen Kingston Exorcism &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;http://www.createspace.com/4132958&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Exorcism by Lee E. Warren&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;http://www.plim.org/_fpclass/1Issue98/Exorcism.html&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Anna Ecklund &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;http://trueghoststories.tumblr.com/post/92137090026/the-exorcism-of-anna-ecklund&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Terence Palmer’s Web Site: http://www.tjpalmer.org/&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Terence Palmer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-T-Palmer/336668526386740?fref=photo&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot; style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot; style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: white; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial; font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;Note: The Fifth British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality www.medspiritcongress.org/ will be held in London, England in October 2015&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;style 14.25pt=&quot;&quot; line-height:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #b45f06;&quot; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;Publisher: &lt;/span&gt;Cambridge Scholars Publishing&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 14.25pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #b45f06&quot;; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;2nd Edition, © December 1, 2014&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 14.25pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #b45f06&quot;; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;ISBN-10: 1443868108&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;line-height: 14.25pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #b45f06&quot;; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;ISBN-13: 978-1443868105&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #b45f06;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Hardcover, 375 pages&lt;/span&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;span style=&quot;color: #b45f06;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;em&gt;The Science of Spirit Possession: A 21st Century Approach to Mental Health&lt;/em&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: normal;&quot;&gt;, author Terence James Palmer proposed that Spirit Release Therapy (SRT) is the most effective way to treat people who are possessed by “earthbound spirits of the deceased.” &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: normal;&quot;&gt;A firm believer in the survival of consciousness after one’s physical death, Palmer bases his theories on the work of &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;span&gt;Frederic Myers (1843-1901), the 19&lt;sup&gt;th&lt;/sup&gt;century researcher and co-founder of the Society for Psychical Research in 1882, whom he said proved the existence of a spirit world capable of interacting with our physical world.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In a follow-up thesis, www.examiner.com/review/book-review-the-science-of-spirit-possession-part-1-of-2 which this Examiner reviewed in January 2013, Palmer reviewed the Catholic practice of exorcism during which a priest or other person of the cloth demands in the name of God or Jesus that the offending entity leave the person who appears to be possessed based on the Rituale Romanum of 1614. He noted that SRT - “a soul-centered therapy” - offers a “more gentle approach” which is also more effective without the need to impose a particular religious belief or other philosophy on the patient.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Now in&lt;i&gt; The Science of Spirit Possession (2nd Edition)&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;, Palmer offers a more in depth look at the beliefs of various cultures around the world and how those beliefs affect the way in which those who are deemed to be possessed are dealt with. He still stresses the beliefs and methods of Myers but adds much more information from a variety of other sources.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;When it comes to understanding spirit possession, Palmer stresses the importance of “personal subjective experience.” For instance, psychologist and medical anthropologist Alberto Villoldo personally experienced the healing practices of Amazon and Inca shamans for some 25 years. Through shamanic journeying, Villoldo realized that those who are possessed experience a “temporary absence of the victim’s soul,” which is known in anthropology as ‘soul-loss.’”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;There are many aspects to be considered when attempting to come to some conclusions about the possibility of spirit possession beginning with the issue of discernment as to whether he or she is dealing with a true case of possession, schizophrenia or other such malady, or simply a case of an overactive imagination. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This includes taking into account the cultural influences, personal beliefs and even the expectations of the patient. It is also important to note the same things in relation to the practitioner. As well, there is the matter of eyewitness testimony, Palmer notes. Just like conflicting views of an accident scene, the same thing can occur during an exorcism. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;He also addresses the topic of telepathy and the part it can play in possession cases. As well, he writes about a spirit’s role in channeling in automatic writing and psychography.  As well, he notes the importance of the pineal gland and the possible use of neuro-imaging to actually view the lit up impulses of the brain during such events.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The Science of Spirit Possession (2&lt;sup&gt;nd&lt;/sup&gt;Edition) by Terence Palmer is an in depth study of the phenomenon including new methods of studying and treating it.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Palmer addresses vital aspects of spirit possession; part 2&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In&lt;i&gt; The Science of Spirit Possession (2nd Edition)&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;Palmer cites a few true cases of possession that involved dramatic physical changes in the patient, which were indicative of a bona fide demonic possession. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;One is the case of Anna Ecklund from Earling, Iowa (1928) with exorcist the Reverend Carl Vogel. Anna’s face became so “twisted and distorted that no one would recognize its features. Her whole body became so horribly disfigured that the appearance of her human shape vanished.” Her body contorted in various ways and she vomited often. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Another is the case of Karen Kingston (1974) a mentally challenged 13-year old from North Carolina, who appeared to suffer from multiple personality disorder. Her father was “an alcoholic and at the age of seven, she saw her mother murder her father with a butcher knife. After witnessing this violent act, the child went into shock and never recovered.”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;During the exorcism, Kingston levitated about five feet off the floor. Father John Tyson and Baptist Minister Reverend Richard Sutter had been holding her down at the time to keep from anyone getting hurt so when she levitated, they went with her. According to Robert Pelton, who related the incident in his report of 1985, “Tyson just sat there gasping. He looked rather ridiculous with his long legs dangling. Sutter looked like a captive who had been shot and draped over a horse.”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“They made the demon in Karen write a paragraph, which he did to the staff’s astonishment, for they knew that Karen could not write.”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;When Reverend Richard Rogers demanded that the demon say its name, it replied, “Williams.” Then as he was expelled from Karen he said, “Leave us alone. I’ll come but I will kill this b*tch first…” When the demon left, there was a “bluish green cloud” that “enveloped her completely…” &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Palmer then reviews the “First Law of Thermodynamics” discovered by physicist James Prescott Joule (1818-1889). This law states that “energy cannot be created or destroyed; rather the amount of energy lost in a steady state process cannot be greater than the amount of energy gained.” In layman’s terms, he states that when applied to “living systems” (people), it means that the energy contained within them is “transformed” into another form of energy when their bodies die. It is energies such as these that can be instrumental in causing spirit possession, particularly if the spirit of the deceased has its own issues that need to be dealt with. Thus the need to treat the intruding spirit as well as the patient.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In his previous works, Palmer noted the need for a “revised epistemology” when dealing with cases of possession. This time around, he goes further into this concept. As in the past, he notes the conflict faced by mainstream scientific thinkers who do not want to accept the use of a treatment based on the belief that spirit (consciousness) survives physical death and is able to interact with the living – physically, mentally (via telepathy) and emotionally based on that spirit’s own beliefs.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“It has been my own experience that the greatest difficulty in researching answers to questions of a spiritual nature lies in the determination of modern science to treat the concept of Spirit as taboo.”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In Chapter 15, Palmer presents a “Draft Project Proposal: Auditory Hallucinations or Hearing Voices. “The first part of this proposal,” he writes, “is to test the hypothesis that Spiritual mediums are able to tell the difference between autogenic (self-created) hallucinations and voices that are veridical (emanating from an external source) in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.” The objective, he adds, is to test the “efficacy of Remote Spirit Release Therapy (RSRT), otherwise known as dis-obsession by Spiritist healers.” While some practitioners already do this with varying degrees of success, Palmer says there has never been “rigorous scientific testing.”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This book contains so much valuable information for anyone who wishes to delve deeper into all aspects of the possession phenomenon, how it has been and is now being treated and all that this entails in various parts of the world. This is not a book that can be read through quickly. One must take time to ensure that he or she understands all of the various aspects that Palmer presents. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;There is just so much information between this book’s pages that it could not possibly be fully covered here. However, anyone who deals with the issue of possession and wishes to effectively treat his or her patients should definitely read it.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;Palmer has a degree in Psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University and a Master’s degree in the study of Mysticism and Religious Experience from Kent University. He has been a hypnotherapist for 20 years and a spirit release practitioner for 12. The University of Wales at Bangor awarded him a doctorate for his thesis on the scientific conceptual framework and research methods of 19&lt;sup&gt;th&lt;/sup&gt; century researcher F.W.H. Myers. He is the first practitioner to be awarded a PhD on the topic of Spirit Release Therapy in the UK. He is also a member of The Society for Psychical Research and The Scientific and Medical Network. As well, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;His newest book can now be pre-ordered at Amazon.com:&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;The Science of Spirit Possession: A 21st Century Approach to Mental Health&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large; font-style: normal;&quot;&gt;http://tjpalmer.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_13.html&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Spirit Release Therapy (SRT) &lt;/i&gt;http://&lt;font-family: arial=&quot;&quot;&gt;www.spiritrelease.com&lt;/font-family:&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Terence Palmer’s Web Site: http://www.tjpalmer.org/&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Terence Palmer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-T-Palmer/336668526386740?fref=photo&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Frederic Myers http://&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial;&quot;&gt;www.near-death.com/experiences/paranormal05.html&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Society for Psychical Research http://&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial;&quot;&gt;www.spr.ac.uk&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Rituale Romanum  http://books.google.com/books/about/Rituale_Romanum.html?id=WUPZAAAAMAAJ SRT&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Alberto Villoldo http://thefourwinds.com&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #7f6000; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;See Part 2: Palmer addresses vital aspects of spirit possession&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;http://www.amazon.com/Science-Spirit-Possession-Terence-Palmer/dp/1443868108&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Sources:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span&gt;The Science of Spirit Possession: A 21st Century Approach to Mental Health&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span font-style: normal;&quot;&gt;, http://tjpalmer.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_13.html&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;span font-style: normal;&quot;&gt;Spirit Release Therapy (SRT) http://&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #006621; font-family: Arial;&quot;&gt;www.&lt;b&gt;spiritrelease&lt;/b&gt;.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The Exorcism of Anna Ecklund&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;http://trueghoststories.tumblr.com/post/92137090026/the-exorcism-of-anna-ecklund&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Karen Kingston Exorcism &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;http://www.createspace.com/4132958&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Exorcism by Lee E. Warren:&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;http://www.plim.org/_fpclass/1Issue98/Exorcism.html&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Anna Ecklund Exorcism:&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;http://trueghoststories.tumblr.com/post/92137090026/the-exorcism-of-anna-ecklund&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Related Sites:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Terence Palmer’s Web Site: http://www.tjpalmer.org&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Terence Palmer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-T-Palmer/336668526386740?fref=photo&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Alberto Villoldo: http://thefourwinds.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Frederic Myers: http://&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #006621; font-family: Arial;&quot;&gt;www.near-death.com/experiences/paranormal05.html&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Society for Psychical Research: http://&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #006621; font-family: Arial;&quot;&gt;www.spr.ac.uk&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Rituale Romanum: &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;http://books.google.com/books/about/Rituale_Romanum.html?id=WUPZAAAAMAAJ SRT&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style0=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Note: The Fifth British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality www.medspiritcongress.org/ will be held in London, England in October 2015&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/style&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  7. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-science-of-spirit-possession-2nd.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5ofpP4evtiY/VLFIGVALjMI/AAAAAAAAAmo/qzmwsdZfElc/s72-c/Science%2Bof%2BSpirit%2BPossession2ndEd.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-6780642098064737361</guid><pubDate>Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:08:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-09-07T11:08:16.588-04:00</atom:updated><title>Learn from the pros how to sell your art successfully</title><description>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-njIhKl78Zmw/VAx0E4DD_ZI/AAAAAAAAAlI/Tr-NjnOhsvI/s1600/How%2Bto%2Bsell%2Bart.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-njIhKl78Zmw/VAx0E4DD_ZI/AAAAAAAAAlI/Tr-NjnOhsvI/s1600/How%2Bto%2Bsell%2Bart.jpg&quot; height=&quot;200&quot; width=&quot;129&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;How to Sell Art to Interior Designers&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;By Barney Davey &amp;amp; Dick Harrison&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Published by Bold Star Media&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;© Copyright&amp;nbsp; 2014&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;ISBN: 13-978-1500788582&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;ISBN: 10-1500788589&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Pages: 177&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;!--[endif]--&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Barney Davey and Dick Harrison, who are both dedicated the business of selling art, share their many years of experience and expertise to help both up-and-coming artists and seasoned veteran to venture into the field.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Many artists do not have the business acumen to know how to sell their art. In fact often their creative passions override the fact that they might actually make a living from it. However, doing so takes knowledge that only these art industry pros can provide.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“To make a living from your art… your plan must go well beyond passion and involve generating a profit as well,” the authors note.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This book provides “insider information” and advice on such topics as the various types of interior designers, how to sell your art to them, the importance of tailoring your own artistic ability to meet the needs of particular clients and how to keep them coming back.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“When you demonstrate that you and your art can regularly fill a need or solve a problem for an interior designer, you’re well on your way to developing a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;You will also learn how to present your work in the best possible light and the various alternative options for selling more of your artwork. Although the title of the book implies that interior designers are an artist’s only choice, the authors present other options as well.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Rather than putting your eggs all in one or even a few individual baskets, the authors show you how to diversify into other fields such as design centers. Find out how these centers operate, how to locate and connect with them, and how they could become another valuable source of income.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“Individual vendors in these design centers are in the business of selling art, primarily to interior designers, so the potential for multiple sales of primarily reproductions to one vendor is very promising.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;They also write about corporate art consultants and corporate art buyers. Find out what they do, how to locate them, how to determine their needs and how you could work with them.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;You will also learn how to harness the power of networking both on and off the Internet including the importance of establishing relationships, good communication skills and why you should maintaining a blog or web site. Like many artists, you might panic at the thought of promoting your art. You will learn how to lose the fear of selling, and the seven ways you might sabotage your chances.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;No matter what route you take to sell your art the authors warn, “There are companies that prey on artists…Due diligence is always required.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This book is a highly valuable resource that every artist should read so they know the opportunities that exist for them to sell their work while avoiding the pitfalls along the way. To pick up your copy go &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/How-Sell-Art-Interior-Designers/dp/1500788589&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  9. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/09/learn-from-pros-how-to-sell-your-art.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-njIhKl78Zmw/VAx0E4DD_ZI/AAAAAAAAAlI/Tr-NjnOhsvI/s72-c/How%2Bto%2Bsell%2Bart.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-8495906461973154294</guid><pubDate>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:56:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-08-18T12:00:12.000-04:00</atom:updated><title>Ancient Africa holds countless mysteries including UFOs</title><description>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YQBuhzKeH4E/U_IhRjSS8YI/AAAAAAAAAkI/fKVAKRsHi8w/s1600/mysteriescivilisationsancientafrika2-1.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YQBuhzKeH4E/U_IhRjSS8YI/AAAAAAAAAkI/fKVAKRsHi8w/s1600/mysteriescivilisationsancientafrika2-1.jpg&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; width=&quot;207&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;By Jim Davidson&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Mystik Africa Publications&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;© Copyright 2012&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;ISBN: 978-0-9814170-1-1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Pages: 280&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This book on ancient Africa relates the country&#39;s long history of civilizations stretching back over thousands of years. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The Atlanteans – a race of giants who according to legend were as technologically advanced as we are today - were once scattered in many places, including South Africa where they were drawn by stories of rich mining operations in iron, gold, silver, diamonds and other precious gems.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This history the author says, has been “hidden behind a veil of secrecy, misunderstanding and blatant contradictions ordained by a race of people within our midst that we refer to – ‘The Learned Ones.’”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Even before the Atlanteans there were the Lemurians, depictions of whom are displayed on many cave walls as ‘Birdmen’ – half animal, half human. When the human Atlanteans arose, some stayed in South Africa, interbred with the Lemurians and used many as slave labor in mining operations. Others moved to mainland Atlantis.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“The last remnants of the old Lemurian civilization finally went extinct during the reign of the Ancient Egyptians who revered them as Gods from a previous civilization.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This book covers countless years of South Africa’s history – far too much to be included here. There are also hundreds of photos taken by the author of everything from cave drawings and paintings of human and non-human figures, huge standing stones, balancing rocks, circular buildings, great walls of stone bricks, remnants of a fortress (the Great Ruins of Zimbabwe), and out-of-place objects such as a huge jaw bones that must have belonged to someone three meters tall.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Most interesting and mysterious of all is the final chapter entitled Teachers from the Stars. In this chapter, the author notes the Drakensberg Mountain range where many Bushman paintings can be found. In the Game Pass Shelter there is a painting depicting not only humans and animals but also strange, cloaked figures with bulbous heads and what appears to be an antennae on top that move by floating just above the ground. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Now this could easily be dismissed as a figment of someone’s imagination. However, strikingly similar beings were seen on September 12, 1952 at Flatwoods, West Virginia. The beings were described as “between 10 and 15 feet tall and had a blood red face and glowing, greenish-orange eyes.” They also wore black cloaks, had bulbous heads, claws for hands and floated above the ground.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Another painting in the Chamavara Caves depicts a giant man, whom the author refers to as “a teacher from the stars.” There are many depictions of UFOs as well, which the ancient Africans called Shems. The author writes of the Anunnaki, first noted by Zecharia Sitchin as being from a planet called Nibiru. These aliens sought gold from the mines of Africa, which they needed to disperse in the air above their planet in order to survive.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Davidson writes: “The mere mention of ‘unidentified flying objects’ sounds a death knell to most ‘academics and learned ones,’ sending them scuttling uncontrollably for the safe havens of hallowed institutions and resolute theories of evolution.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;He certainly tells it like it is and with a dose of humor at that! &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;It is obvious that Davidson has traveled far and wide in South Africa, and conducted much research for the writing of his book. It does take some time to read, as one needs to digest each part in the extremely long history of this region. Once you reach the end, however, you will realize that it is still shrouded in countless great mysteries, many of which we might never know the truth.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;To pick up your copy of Mysteries &amp;amp; Civilisations of Ancient Afrika, go &lt;a href=&quot;http://books.google.ca/books/about/Mysteries_and_Civilisations_of_Ancient_A.html?id=83cXnwEACAAJ&amp;amp;redir_esc=y&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  11. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/08/ancient-africa-holds-countless.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YQBuhzKeH4E/U_IhRjSS8YI/AAAAAAAAAkI/fKVAKRsHi8w/s72-c/mysteriescivilisationsancientafrika2-1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-165500013253877577</guid><pubDate>Sat, 05 Jul 2014 19:23:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-07-05T15:26:59.414-04:00</atom:updated><title>Author offers hilarious look at a new church in 2027</title><description>&lt;h3 style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DKL-ZOtYl9E/U7hQMOaQA9I/AAAAAAAAAi8/jN7rXTq3rNs/s1600/The+Future+Church.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DKL-ZOtYl9E/U7hQMOaQA9I/AAAAAAAAAi8/jN7rXTq3rNs/s1600/The+Future+Church.jpg&quot; height=&quot;200&quot; width=&quot;153&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;h3 style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Book Review: The Future Church – Revelations Revised&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;By Dick Harrison&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;© Copyright February 2013&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Kindle Edition&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The new Conglomerate Church in the year 2027 takes the appeal of the Internet to a brand new level. This church captures believers of various stripes by offering them a ‘quick fix’ for their prayers, not to mention the easiest way possible to unload their confessions.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Since people already know how to pray, all they have to do is fill out their request, drop it into a prayer box at their local church,temple, synagogue, etc. and a speedy answer can come by email, Twitter message, Facebook post or even Linked-In message – whatever a person prefers!&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“If they have a computer, they can go straight in – email boldly before the throne,” Harrison writes.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;He shows the influence of Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian philosopher and writer that most everyone, including myself, became familiar with in high school. McLuhan wrote such books as &lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_McLuhan#The_Global_Village&quot;&gt;The Global Village&lt;/a&gt;,in which he predicted that individual newspapers would eventually be replaced by an electronic media that would bring the world closer together, &lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Understanding_Media:_The_Extensions_of_Man&quot;&gt;Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964)&lt;/a&gt;, about the influence of the communications media of the time and &lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gutenberg_Galaxy&quot;&gt;The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man (1961)&lt;/a&gt;, which took a serious look at ‘communications technology’ and what its effects might be in the future.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;To further fill the coffers, The Conglomerate Church sells a variety of items to its happy parishioners around the world such as it’s popular Three Speed Electric Rosary (to cut penance time in half!) and Confessional Saunas where those health-minded folks can go to cleanse their bodies and their souls!&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;You will find yourself laughing at every turn of the page in this lighthearted look at what church life could be in the future. You will be in stitches reading about the church’s new appeal to young people with Spray-On-Condoms, their choices for sainthood and the hilarious Augmented Commandments.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Obviously, Harrison put a great deal of thought into developing this book. Add a huge doses of humor throughout and this book becomes an easy read that you’ll want to enjoy more than once!&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Harrison is an award winning author, cartoonist and podcaster who has published a variety of works – always maintaining his witty and charming sense of humor.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;For more information on The Future Church – Revelations Revised, go &lt;a href=&quot;http://forwhoeverlovestoread.blogspot.ca/2013/03/a-glimpse-of-future-church-revelation.html&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;and to pick up your own copy at just $2.99, go to &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/FUTURE-CHURCH-SATIRE-Dick-Harrison-ebook/dp/B00BKQJ37E/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&amp;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1404585521&amp;amp;sr=1-10&amp;amp;keywords=dick+harrison&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;.&amp;nbsp;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  13. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/07/author-offers-hilarious-look-at-new.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DKL-ZOtYl9E/U7hQMOaQA9I/AAAAAAAAAi8/jN7rXTq3rNs/s72-c/The+Future+Church.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-5167901197179344176</guid><pubDate>Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:40:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-07-03T16:42:13.640-04:00</atom:updated><title>LIM-R-IDDLES Revisited offers hours of entertaining fun</title><description>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k7PnnNB0owk/U7W_r-GmSRI/AAAAAAAAAik/74qmgjoKUvI/s1600/LIM-R-IDDLES-2.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k7PnnNB0owk/U7W_r-GmSRI/AAAAAAAAAik/74qmgjoKUvI/s1600/LIM-R-IDDLES-2.jpg&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; width=&quot;245&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;By Richard Harrison&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white;&quot;&gt;© Copyright March 2014&lt;br /&gt;Published by BookBaby&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;b&gt; &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;ASIN:&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;B00K017SYU&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Pages: 222&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;!--[endif]--&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In LIM-R-IDDLES REVISITED, Richard Harrison offers readers an opportunity to solve entertaining limericks in riddles that provide hours of fun and stretch the mind at the same time.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In his opening Dedication, Harrison notes that he stems from “a generation that revered words – their power and their meaning.” It was a time when dictionaries became well-worn tools with teachers often saying, “Go look it up!” This is vastly in contrast to today where people around the world write “140-character Tweets” that contain “no grammar, punctuation or capitals.” &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Being a student of old-school learning, Harrison learned to use words to their fullest, which has led him to creating word games such as those found in LIM-R-IDDLES. From humorous quips about marriage and children to the arts, animals, crime, pet peeves, imbibing, health, sports and more, his collection of 157 limericks will leave even the most intelligent folks scratching their heads as they attempt to solve the mixed up words that form them.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Add to this most amusing drawings that accompany each puzzle and LIM-R-IDDLES offers countless hours of enjoyment. Unlike crosswords, word finds and other such games, this one will keep you guessing with every page.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;They say that as one gets older, it is more important than ever to keep one’s mind active to stave off the ills of old age. By the time you reach the end of this book, you will know that your mind has certainly had a good workout without you even realizing it. Also at the end, Harrison invites his readers to try their own hand at creating LIM-R-IDDLES, suggesting that if chosen, they just might appear in an upcoming issue. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;So settle into your easy chair, put your thinking cap on and pick up a copy of this most entertaining and challenging work for just $2.99 by going &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/LIM-R-IDDLES-REVISITED-Dick-Harrison-ebook/dp/B00K017SYU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1404418323&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=LIM-R-IDDLES&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Also Available at Barnes &amp;amp; Noble &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lim-r-iddles-revisited-dick-harrison/1119003415?ean=9781483523071&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;For more information on LIM-R-IDDLES REVISITED, go &lt;a href=&quot;http://forwhoeverlovestoread.blogspot.ca/&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;For those who might wonder why this is a ‘revisited’ edition, Harrison and Albert Adler Harrison created an earlier version called Fun with Lim-R-Iddles published in 1968 so be sure to check that one out as well by going &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/Lim-R-Iddles-Richard-Albert-Adler-Harrison/dp/B000BMTPVM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1404418323&amp;amp;sr=8-2&amp;amp;keywords=LIM-R-IDDLES&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  15. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/07/lim-r-iddles-revisited-offers-hours-of.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k7PnnNB0owk/U7W_r-GmSRI/AAAAAAAAAik/74qmgjoKUvI/s72-c/LIM-R-IDDLES-2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-4290808721099334458</guid><pubDate>Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:59:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-06-29T09:59:00.165-04:00</atom:updated><title></title><description>&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Experience the highest highs and lowest lows of a mother’s life&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AK2DkBH-bwk/U7Aalf7wPxI/AAAAAAAAAiI/GY3-v7NgkGI/s1600/AndTheWhippoorwillSang.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AK2DkBH-bwk/U7Aalf7wPxI/AAAAAAAAAiI/GY3-v7NgkGI/s1600/AndTheWhippoorwillSang.jpg&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; width=&quot;213&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;And The Whippoorwill Sang&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;By Micki Peluso&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;LSP Digital, LLC&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;© Copyright 2011&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;ISBN: 978-1466497078&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;296 Pages&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The worst nightmare any mother could endure is the loss of a child. In And The Whippoorwill Sang, author and mother Micki Peluso relates her own agonizing story of loss and grief after a drunk driver cut short the vibrant life of her beloved 14-year-old daughter Noelle.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;But this horrible incident does not consume the entirety of Peluso’s tale. The majority of her book relates countless recollections of raising a brood of half a dozen children from their earliest years when half the battle was helping them survive cuts, bruises and broken bones, to the turbulent pubescent years and their eventual entry into adulthood. From a daughter who amused the family with her many comedic antics to a son who took delight in nailing a frog to a cross and yet other who tied the family cat to an umbrella and launched it out an upper window to see if it would parachute down, one cannot help but laugh out loud. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;And The Whippoorwill Sang is a truly heartfelt tale scanning many years of memories. Just as the author has the reader howling at her children’s behavior, she slips in another short chapter recalling those agonizing 10 days that she sat with family and friends in a waiting room next to the intensive care unit where her daughter’s spirit hung precariously between the world of the living and the afterlife. Thankfully, the author chose to present her story this way so the reader does not become lost in the utter hopelessness that she felt during that terrible time. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;For those such as I who love to hear true tales of the paranormal, I could not help sympathizing with her youngsters when they insisted that one of the much older but beautiful homes where they lived was actually haunted. Despite their pleas about all manner of paranormal activity, including ghostly apparitions, Peluso was not convinced until she saw otherworldly spirits for herself. After this happened she wrote, “I owed my kids an apology.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;When Noelle finally succumbed to her injuries, many wonderful supernatural events made Peluso increasingly aware that the soul lives on. Two of her young grandsons, one just 2 years old, were well aware of Noelle’s presence in their lives. And she even made an unexpected appearance to her father when her mother was in hospital.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This is one of those rare books that take the reader along for both the highest highs and lowest lows of a mother’s life. Her children were certainly a mixed bag of memorable characters, not to mention dogs, cats and a loving but workaholic husband. Peluso’s story presents us with not only a mother’s memories of both joyful and sorrowful times but also leaves the reader with a feeling of great hope. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This is one book that will linger in your own memory long after its covers are closed.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;To pick up your copy, go &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/Whippoorwill-Sang-Micki-Peluso/dp/1466497076&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  17. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/experience-highest-highs-and-lowest.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AK2DkBH-bwk/U7Aalf7wPxI/AAAAAAAAAiI/GY3-v7NgkGI/s72-c/AndTheWhippoorwillSang.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-7524840698348268672</guid><pubDate>Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:11:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-03-31T15:24:38.645-04:00</atom:updated><title>U. S. Ethics surrounding kidney donations result in needless deaths</title><description>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CpKrP1xOaYE/Uzm9Okc7-VI/AAAAAAAAAgw/_wbdi67z6AQ/s1600/The+Kidney+Sellers.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CpKrP1xOaYE/Uzm9Okc7-VI/AAAAAAAAAgw/_wbdi67z6AQ/s1600/The+Kidney+Sellers.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13.0pt; mso-bidi-font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 13.0pt; mso-bidi-font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;By Sigrid Fry-Revere, J.D., Ph.D.&lt;span style=&quot;color: #333333; font-family: Helvetica;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;Published by Carolina Academic Press&amp;nbsp;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Copyright March 10, 2014&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-right: -31.5pt; tab-stops: 3.25in;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Genre:&amp;nbsp; Creative non-fiction, non-fiction adventure (adult and young adult)&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;ISBN 978-1-61163-512-6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Minion-Regular; font-size: 10.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;According to Sigrid Fry-Revere, ethics consultant for the Washington Regional Transplant Community’s Organ and Tissue Advisory Committee, there were more than 100,000 people on the waiting list for a kidney transplant in the United States at the end of 2013 and about 400,000 people on dialysis.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The sad truth, she says, is that many of them will die because there are not enough cadaver kidneys to meet their needs and those on dialysis usually only survive for approximately four years.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“Every year only about 15% of those on the active waiting list get transplants,” she writes. “Most will die waiting. Another 7–8% die or drop off the list (because they are too sick for an operation) without getting a kidney. This translates to approximately 20-25 American dialysis patients dying needlessly every day.”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Why is this happening in such a progressive country? Fry-Revere says it is because Congress passed the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) in 1984 that prohibited anyone from paying for organs. On top of that, doing so could result in a fine of $50,000 and up to five years in jail.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Based on the ethics that body organs should not be up for sale, this system is why those wealthy enough sometimes turn to purchasing a kidney on the black market. Fry-Revere notes “ a thousand or more Americans purchase illegal organs (mostly abroad) every year.” However, the black market is totally unregulated leaving patients open to contracting such diseases as “HIV, hepatitis and even cancer from improperly screened donors.” And she adds, “Donors are lied to, cheated, and left without sufficient post-operative care.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The wealthy can also afford to get an operation as well as take the needed time off work. Thus the poorer folks are the ones more likely to die. Fry-Revere, who is also project director of the Center for Ethical Solution’s SOS (Solving the Organ Shortage) project, views this situation as unacceptable, especially when she learns that a much smaller country - Iran – has solved the problem of kidney shortages. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“The United States should be ashamed to be outdone by a country like Iran,” she notes.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Fry-Revere spent two months in Iran interviewing physicians, nurses, kidney sellers and patients, as well as administrators of non-governmental, non- profits called Anjomans that arrange kidney sales in that country. She became the first person ever to document interviews on film and what she learned about the Iranian’s legal compensation system has proved invaluable.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;One cannot read this book without feeling deep sympathy for not just the kidney patients who die each year in the U.S. but also for the families who are forced to watch them slowly dwindle away on dialysis. For Fry-Revere it also strikes close to home because her own son was diagnosed with kidney cancer when he was just 10 months old. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;For this writer living in Canada brings the same restrictions as the U.S. I could only helplessly watch as a good friend and former co-worker on dialysis slide toward death’s door. According to Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada, kidney donations have not increased over the past 10 years and ironically it is believed that copying the U.S. would provide the solution.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This book is a work of creative non-fiction. As such Fry-Revere, who is also president of Stop Organ Trafficking Now,&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;uses not just her own knowledge of the situation but also relates the stories of others both in the U.S. and Iran in a way that is informative, interesting, easily readable and most importantly, heartfelt. Travel along with this courageous woman, who took her chances filming interviews without government permission. Find out why the 25-year-old Iranian system works and what problems still exist. Learn how donors are compensated and kidney patients are helped. Also discover how administrators, donors and patients deal with the ethical problems that have caused the U.S. to refuse to institute a similar system. Most importantly, learn what life on dialysis is really like. It will surely break your heart.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Aside from compelling personal stories, Fry-Revere also gives us a glimpse of life in current-day Iran that is far different than what the media and the U.S. government have led us to believe. This book is definitely worth five stars and a must-read that is hard to put down.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;To pick up a copy of The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran, go to &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.cap-press.com/books/isbn/9781611635126/The-Kidney-Sellers&quot;&gt;http://www.cap-press.com/books/isbn/9781611635126/The-Kidney-Sellers&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #262626;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #262626; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-size: 13.0pt;&quot;&gt;Amazon link: &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/The-Kidney-Sellers-Journey-Discovery/dp/1611635128&quot;&gt;http://www.amazon.com/The-Kidney-Sellers-Journey-Discovery/dp/1611635128&lt;/a&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;All author royalties go to support the SOS, Solving the Organ Shortage, project&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;(&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.ethical-solution.org/projects/sos&quot; style=&quot;font-size: x-large;&quot;&gt;http://www.ethical-solution.org/projects/sos&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;)&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;To view photos that Sigrid Fry-Revere took while in Iran, go to &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.thekidneysellers.com/&quot;&gt;http://www.TheKidneySellers.com&lt;/a&gt;.&amp;nbsp; For a discussion of the center’s Solving the Organ Shortage project and other related issues, go to: &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.ethical-solutions.org/&quot;&gt;http://www.ethical-solutions.org&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #262626; font-size: large; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-size: 13.0pt;&quot;&gt;Author’s site: &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.thekidneysellers.com/&quot;&gt;http://www.thekidneysellers.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #262626; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-size: 13.0pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #262626; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-size: 13.0pt;&quot;&gt;Facebook page: &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.facebook.com/CenterForEthicalSolutions&quot;&gt;https://www.facebook.com/CenterForEthicalSolutions&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;h1&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-weight: normal;&quot;&gt;Other sources:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-weight: normal;&quot;&gt;Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/LOP/ResearchPublications/prb0824-e.htm#Organ&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;  &lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  19. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/u-s-ethics-surrounding-kidney-donations.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CpKrP1xOaYE/Uzm9Okc7-VI/AAAAAAAAAgw/_wbdi67z6AQ/s72-c/The+Kidney+Sellers.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-5252136796381980467</guid><pubDate>Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:49:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-02-27T16:49:27.647-05:00</atom:updated><title>Author Profile: Jack Durish</title><description>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DPFNiOgM6nw/Uw-pQVzhgnI/AAAAAAAAAgM/azHq3b7vmiY/s1600/Jack+Durish+book.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DPFNiOgM6nw/Uw-pQVzhgnI/AAAAAAAAAgM/azHq3b7vmiY/s1600/Jack+Durish+book.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Rebels Mountain&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;By Jack Durish&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Published by Venture Galleries, LLC&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Copyright December 20, 2011&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Pages: 301&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Although this blog is primarily for book reviews, I also provide author profiles. Today that profile is for Jack Durish, author of Rebels On The Mountain, an historical fiction work that is available in all ebook formats on Amazon.com, Barnes &amp;amp; Noble and iTunes. What follows is a Q &amp;amp; A with the author.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Q. Please give us a one sentence synopsis of your book.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;A. Nick Andrews, a U.S. Army spy assigned to unwrap the mystery of diplomatic failures in Cuba, avoids being entrapped in Castro&#39;s revolution until he is forced to bury his friends and fight.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Q. Who are the main characters and who would you like to see portray them in a movie?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;A. Nick Andres: A U.S. Army Ranger and Korean War Veteran who has made a career of reconnaissance patrols behind the Iron Curtain - possibly portrayed by Stephen Amell.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Lucia Comas: An American educated, island born mulata, daughter of the second wife of don Carlos Comas, a Cuba sugar plantation owner, and love interest of Nick Andrews - possibly portrayed by Christina Milian.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Emma Regan: An American socialite whose husband, a retired pediatrician operates a free clinic on the sugar plantation she inherited, and sister to the don Carlos Comas&#39; second wife, Sigourney Weaver.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Fidel Castro: The charismatic leader of the revolution that overthrew the Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista - possibly portrayed by Jsu Garcia.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Che Guevera: The Argentinian doctor who became one of Castro&#39;s most notorious lieutenants and his executioner following Fidel&#39;s rise to power - possibly portrayed by Guillermo Diaz.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Ernest Hemingway: Nobel Prize winning author and Havana resident who mingled freely in the halls of power in Havana and purportedly supported Castro&#39;s revolution - possibly portrayed by William Hurt.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Q. Can you tell us the story without revealing too much?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;A. Nick Andrews uses the cover of a pleasure trip with friends, the Regans - a retired doctor and his socialite wife, who own an estate in Cuba - to infiltrate the island from its halls of power in Havana to the rebel camp in the mountains at the eastern end of the island. Unexpectedly, he rekindles a childhood crush with the island-born niece of the Regans, and makes friends with a loyal Fidelista rebel. Romance, rum, rumba and revolution layer themselves into a thrilling tale of intrigue, action and suspense.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Q. What inspired you to write this book and how long did it take?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;A. I was slated to pilot a vessel from Galveston Bay to the Chesapeake with a stop in Havana when I was a young sailor but the trip was canceled due to several factors including the fall of the Batista government in Cuba. I suppose that I never let go of the disappointment of missing that adventure. Thus, I followed events in Cuba closely and studied the history of the island and its people during the intervening fifty years. I spent another two years cataloging and studying my research, and another year and a half to write and edit the manuscript.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Q. What other books have you written?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Dream Pirates - Fiction for young readers with impaired reading skills and new English speakers.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;WordPerfect: Creative Applications - Technical manual&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Infantry School: A Soldier&#39;s Journal - Personal memoir&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Vietnam: A Soldier&#39;s Journal - Personal memoir&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Trifles: Literary Dessert - A collection of short stories to be published soon&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Q. Which authors inspired you, your style?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;A. Many including Ernest Hemingway (voice), Mark Twain (irony), Charles Dickens (memorable characters).&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: #f6f0e7; color: #333333; font-family: Arial; line-height: 14.65pt; text-indent: -0.25in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Q. Where can we learn more about you and your books?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;A. My web site at &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.jackdurish.com/&quot;&gt;http://www.jackdurish.com &lt;/a&gt;contains my personal blog, as well as my biography, a synopsis of all of my books and links to them, and recommended web sites for anyone interested in reading.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Q. How can we follow you? (ie.) Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;A. &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/jackdrsm&quot;&gt;Twitter&lt;/a&gt;&amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp; &lt;a href=&quot;https://plus.google.com/103182624455003640385/posts&quot;&gt;Google+&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Q. Is there anything else you would like us to know?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;A. I am currently working on my second novel featuring Nick Andrews as a young soldier in the Korean War. Also, I have been posting to my blog a series of articles built from my research into Cuba with special emphasis on the love-hate relationship between the island and the United States. Most expect a change in U.S.-Cuban relations when Fidel Castro dies, and Americans will begin looking forward to visiting this Caribbean paradise, which has been off limits for so many years.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;To pick up a copy of Rebels On The Mountain, go &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006ONVHPE/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=jacdur-20&amp;amp;camp=0&amp;amp;creative=0&amp;amp;linkCode=as1&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B006ONVHPE&amp;amp;adid=0FSE7K4NQ1C7S29TK9ND&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Verdana;&quot;&gt;&lt;!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;!--[endif]--&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;ol start=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-top: 0in;&quot; type=&quot;1&quot;&gt;&lt;/ol&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  21. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/02/author-profile-jack-durish.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DPFNiOgM6nw/Uw-pQVzhgnI/AAAAAAAAAgM/azHq3b7vmiY/s72-c/Jack+Durish+book.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-1212151779700707837</guid><pubDate>Sun, 09 Feb 2014 21:33:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-02-09T16:33:13.623-05:00</atom:updated><title>In Harmony: A biography of Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan</title><description>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-39eZZr6i48o/Uvfz04DrNXI/AAAAAAAAAfA/nAKa5PFdRRY/s1600/In+Harmony.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-39eZZr6i48o/Uvfz04DrNXI/AAAAAAAAAfA/nAKa5PFdRRY/s1600/In+Harmony.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;By Moragh Carter&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Published by Matador&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;© Copyright 2012&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;ISBN#&lt;span style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-size: 8.0pt;&quot;&gt;978 1780884 202&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-size: 8.0pt;&quot;&gt;Pages: 136&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Author Moragh Carter offers an inside peek at the private lives of Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan, best known for their hit song, Tennessee Birdwalk, which&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt; reached the number one spot on the country charts in 1970.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Through Carter, Jack and Misty share the joys and sorrows they faced over the years as they shared their music with the public in everything from run-down bars to festivals, packed auditoriums and even the Grand Ole Opry. What makes this book particular delightful is Jack’s humor that not only shines through in their music but also in how he tells their story.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Carter shares both the highs and lows this talented duo endured during their years in the music business. There were times of extreme poverty, when they struggled to make a living and aside from performing gigs, they took on extra odd jobs. At the same time, they had to content with bar owners that sometimes disappeared before paying them and even one at The Comic Book in Jacksonville Beach who fiend a fake robbery just to get out of paying them.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;In 1965, the couple recorded an instrumental together called Gemini.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Aldine401BT-RomanA;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;Then in 1967, their first recording session at Woodland Studios in Nashville resulted in their song, Bethlehem Steel. Their next title - Big Black Bird - was a ‘Top 10 Pick’ on Billboard.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Their best times were during the ‘70s when they released a series of popular songs, including Somewhere in Virginia in the Rain, Humphrey The Camel and There Must Be More to Life than Growing Old but even then, record producers found exceptional ways of getting out of contracts and refusing to pay.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;After suffering from ill health for a time, the couple made a major comeback going into the 2000’s with remakes from old vinyl records to digital editions of such songs as Call On Me, Back from the Dead – Volume 2 (there was no Volume 1, which again showed Jack’s amazing wit), A Little Out of Sync and Jack &amp;amp; Misty are Crazy. In 2004, the couple was inducted into the New York Country Music Hall of Fame and soon thereafter, into the&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt; Buffalo (NY) Music Hall of Fame in 2010.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;But by far the most interesting aspect of their lives unfolds when Jack relates some of the things that happened over the years. For example, he relates that when he was a teenager, he joined a trio with two other young men, who were Mohawk Indians. The boys took him to races at the Six Nations reservation in Ontario where their parents ran a general store, post office and funeral parlor. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;One night, the boys took him downstairs for a jamming session “by flashlight and candle light. It seems the entire family woke up and came down to cheer them on but when the lights went on, Jack realized “they were in the funeral parlor with two dead bodies in the audience!”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;Years later, when Jack and Misty performed at a hotel restaurant and lounge in Sebring, Florida, they ran into trouble when they sang their song, Cows. Right in front of the audience, the owner yelled at them saying, “they should have known better” and promptly fired them.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;This book, which is such an easy read, also includes a collection of Jack’s lighthearted and humorous stories. As Moragh noted, he has the innate ability to “paint with words.” When you purchase this book, be sure to read such stories as, ‘Henhouse Murder Trial Begins and The Last Day. You’re sure to have a great laugh!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Aldine401BT-RomanA;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;To hear their music and keep up with their latest news, be sure to visit Jack’s web sites:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;http://www.jackandmisty.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jackmisty&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Moragh Carter web site: &lt;span&gt;http://www.about.me/moraghcarter&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;h1&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; font-weight: normal;&quot;&gt;To pick up your copy of In Harmony: A biography of Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan, go to: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AAI3LIA?tag=authl.it-20&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h1&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  23. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-harmony-biography-of-jack-blanchard.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-39eZZr6i48o/Uvfz04DrNXI/AAAAAAAAAfA/nAKa5PFdRRY/s72-c/In+Harmony.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-8664936011348043605</guid><pubDate>Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:19:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-02-05T19:22:20.475-05:00</atom:updated><title>Attention Writers!</title><description>&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Maurice Tudor has a Linked-In group for writers and authors. He is always coming up with new and great ways that you can promote your work for free.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;You will find Maurice on Linked-In here: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?trk=contacts-contacts-list-contact_name-0&amp;amp;id=3556521&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Maurice also has a web site where he posts author profiles at no cost. Here is an example of one of them: http://mauricetudorbookstore.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/this-weeks-featured-author-is-member-margaret-skea-talking-about-her-book-turn-of-the-tide/#respond&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;On this site, you will also find links to free tools and resources for writers, as well as promotional tips and a place where you can brag about your book - all free of charge! And there is even more to explore on this site, so be sure to check it out.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;As well, Maurice has put together a Publishers Plus Directory, which every published author should take advantage of. You will find that at:&lt;a href=&quot;http://mauricetudor.com/publishersdirectory.htm&quot; id=&quot;yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1391641330677_18680&quot; shape=&quot;rect&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt; http://mauricetudor.com/publishersdirectory.htm&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;You can join his mailing list by sending your name and email address to&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;[email protected] with Join-mailing-list in subject line,  and receive all the latest free promotions as they emerge.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Also so: &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;hgroup&gt;&lt;h4 class=&quot;summary fn org&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.linkedin.com/search?search=&amp;amp;keywords=Bookshelf+for+writers&amp;amp;sortCriteria=R&amp;amp;keepFacets=true&quot; title=&quot;Find users with this keyword&quot;&gt;Bookshelf for writers&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt;&lt;/hgroup&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Writers discussion group&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;http://tinyurl.com/pdnfn3u&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;h4 class=&quot;summary fn org&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.linkedin.com/search?search=&amp;amp;keywords=Writers+Co-operative+discussion+group&amp;amp;sortCriteria=R&amp;amp;keepFacets=true&quot; title=&quot;Find users with this keyword&quot;&gt;Writers Co-operative discussion group&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt;&lt;h4 class=&quot;summary fn org&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt; &lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;http://www.linkedin.com/groups/This-groups-intentions-are-all-5112849.S.259780629?qid=ba78c91f-d703-437b-9080-32b310f741ac&amp;amp;trk=group_most_recent_rich-0-b-cmr&amp;amp;goback=.gmr_5112849&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt;&lt;h4 class=&quot;summary fn org&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt; &lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;Happy Writing!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt;&lt;h4 class=&quot;summary fn org&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Martha &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt;&lt;br clear=&quot;none&quot; /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  25. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/02/attention-writers.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><thr:total>1</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-7141806480876474506</guid><pubDate>Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:26:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-02-27T16:11:59.432-05:00</atom:updated><title>Full Professional Manuscript Editing Service</title><description>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eoSiEfl1rEM/UvLIVQqS4xI/AAAAAAAAAeg/djgbyOoJ1wQ/s1600/edsitinglogo+(1).jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eoSiEfl1rEM/UvLIVQqS4xI/AAAAAAAAAeg/djgbyOoJ1wQ/s1600/edsitinglogo+(1).jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JdTFEbBtw4Y/UvLIB7S82bI/AAAAAAAAAeY/AXktIZsTwEc/s1600/Banner+-+editing+serviced.GIF&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;For those of you who are not aware, I also provide full professional manuscript editing services on a freelance basis.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This service includes everything from correction of typos and spelling errors to sentence structure, paragraph structure, punctuation use, proper tense use, effective conversation, making sure the story line makes sense, plot structure, character development, use of scenery, and much more.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;My basic fee is significantly lower than most manuscript editors because as an author myself, I realize how difficult it can be for a writer to get his or her work out to the public. However, if major revisions and/or additions are required, this could raise the price.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;If you are a new author, who is unsure about the accuracy of your manuscript&#39;s content or an established author in need of this professional service, I would be happy to hear from you. I can be contacted at [email protected]&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  27. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/02/full-professional-manuscript-editing.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eoSiEfl1rEM/UvLIVQqS4xI/AAAAAAAAAeg/djgbyOoJ1wQ/s72-c/edsitinglogo+(1).jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-3645790634081045381</guid><pubDate>Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:50:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-01-29T12:51:50.066-05:00</atom:updated><title>Learn how to use your intuitive &amp; psychic abilities</title><description>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;The 7 Lost Senses&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; Developing Your Intuitive&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; and Psychic Abilities&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nZoF3oVp35Y/Uuk-VceqZ9I/AAAAAAAAAeA/t9lfvbUr5tA/s1600/The7LostSenses_324x478.JPG&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nZoF3oVp35Y/Uuk-VceqZ9I/AAAAAAAAAeA/t9lfvbUr5tA/s1600/The7LostSenses_324x478.JPG&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; width=&quot;216&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: small;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;By Alain Jean Baptiste&lt;br /&gt;Published by iUniverse&lt;br /&gt;Copyright 2013&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The 7 Lost Senses – Developing Your Intuitive and Psychic Abilities is a fascinating book that teaches through examples, lessons and practical applications how to tap into abilities that many of us never use and if we do, we often do not realize that we are actually doing it.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;“These seven lost senses will enable you to develop new skills and abilities at reading others and predicting future events, gain access to information beyond space and time, and help gain greater understanding about yourself and others,” the author, who is an Ottawa, Ontario psychic explains. “They are the key to perceiving a new world that is already there, just waiting to be seen and experienced.”&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The author notes that most people have “intuitive flashes about a person or situation” either positive or negative. However, because we don’t realize we are able to tap into this information, we fail to act on it. The five senses we all use include sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The author states that the typical human being has 12 senses, or instruments. Beyond the five we know we use, this book reveals the senses of imagination, balance, life, voice, movement, warmth and substance. The sense of imagination, often called the sixth sense, he says, allows us to access to both the physical and non-physical worlds. The sense of balance allows us to distinguish between the two. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The sense of life, which he calls the “sense of light and darkness,” and “calibrates and observes the life force.” The author notes that this sense is “not limited by space or time and works hand-in-hand with the sense of imagination.” This sense, he says, “enables us to work toward self-realization by providing clear pointers toward paths and people that strengthen our light.”&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The sense of voice or “voice of the soul” involves “understanding one’s true path in life as well as those of others.” This ‘voice’ can be used in life for either positive or negative purposes. As an example, the author cites Nelson Mandela, who used his voice to inspire a generation to work toward equality and peace. Hitler would be an example of the opposite.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The sense of movement, which he notes is “linked to smell,” allows us to “perceive beyond the physical world, beyond this world, when you calibrate it through the sense of imagination.” The author added, “People with those special abilities can sense the movement of subtle energies, the variation of frequencies, which are beyond the human range of perceptible frequencies. They are able to use and fine-tune their sense of movement, which can also be used in such areas as health, finance, business, education, psychology and more.” The sense of movement, the author notes, also allows us to “sense the presence of your higher self (the being that is intermediary between you and God/Goddess/All That Is), which is why it is used by some to sense the movement of entities and passed loved ones.”&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The sense of warmth, which is “linked to touch, “ allows us to determine the value of “human interaction because it calibrates to frequencies that we experience as a mental sense of warmth and cold. Most typically, you use this sense to measure your interactions with other human beings.”&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The author calls the sense of substance “the sense of soul because it is “most often used to discover and reconnect to one’s essence. Essence is the core of who you are; it is beyond the physical—it is the matter, the substance from which you are made.”&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;While some of this material might be difficult to understand at first, the author states that none of it is “magic, any more than electricity is magic” (which we also cannot physically see.) “Psychics and mediums are simply people who have learned how to use these senses in a more conscious manner.” The author adds, “With practice and time, you can acquire the skills that will allow you to see the future, know whether or not people are trustworthy and suggest actions that will bring about the greatest good.”&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;“By becoming aware of developing these lost senses, you will be able to perceive a whole new reality and take it to the next level: that of consciously creating your own reality, the one that currently seems like an unattainable dream.”&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;This book is suitable for a variety of people from those who simply wish to access the seven lost senses to open the door to the paranormal world, to those who wish to apply them to everyday life, personal and/or business relationships, helping others and more. It is a book that should be read and re-read until a complete understanding of its concepts is achieved.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Minion-Regular;&quot;&gt;To obtain a copy of The Seven Lost Senses - &lt;/span&gt;Developing Your Intuitive and Psychic Abilities, go to Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/The-Lost-Senses-Developing-Intuitive/dp/1475972059)&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Minion-Regular;&quot;&gt; or other on-line bookstores.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Minion-Regular;&quot;&gt;Alain Jen Baptiste:&amp;nbsp; http://alainjeanbaptiste.com/en &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  29. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/01/learn-how-to-use-your-intuitive-psychic.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nZoF3oVp35Y/Uuk-VceqZ9I/AAAAAAAAAeA/t9lfvbUr5tA/s72-c/The7LostSenses_324x478.JPG" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-6924253526852297433</guid><pubDate>Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:07:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-01-09T14:07:00.636-05:00</atom:updated><title>Canadian author tackles subject of alien abduction in 3 new ebooks</title><description>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.freeprnow.com/pr/canadian-author-tackles-subject-of-alien-abduction-in-3-new-ebooks#!&quot;&gt;Canadian author tackles subject of alien abduction in 3 new ebooks&lt;/a&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  31. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/01/canadian-author-tackles-subject-of.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-400585930513390858</guid><pubDate>Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:06:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2013-12-18T14:10:48.407-05:00</atom:updated><title>Orion Project takes readers down the proverbial rabbit hole</title><description>&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1Bo-qHSzVmI/UrHyLqkwp4I/AAAAAAAAAdM/taRMrfFtonE/s1600/The-Orion-Project-1.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1Bo-qHSzVmI/UrHyLqkwp4I/AAAAAAAAAdM/taRMrfFtonE/s320/The-Orion-Project-1.jpg&quot; width=&quot;203&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;The Orion Project – Real? Or Imaginary?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;By Eva Draconis, Publisher&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;© Copyright 2013&lt;span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;Pages: 621&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;I have read many strange books in my life but this one tops my list. Let me first say that I don’t place much credence in channelers but for the sake of this author, I am prepared to suspend my beliefs.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;Why? Because Eva Draconis (not her real name for reasons that will become obvious) is an otherwise normal and sane person. Is it her fault that various aliens decided to make contact with her? These alien species include dinosaurs and reptilians that love to be honored and made to feel they are all powerful.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;On her site called the Orion Mind Project&amp;nbsp; www.orionmindproject.com&amp;nbsp; the author notes, “I lived with fear of ETs in my childhood but it wasn’t until I was 13 and 14 that active and open contact with my Greys began.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;The author believes the aliens may be drawn to her due to her own psychic ability, which she says is “beyond human comprehension.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;Although she had face-to-face contact in her bedroom, she could not recall what happened aboard any alien craft. However, she does remember seeing spaceships and being taught telepathy. As far as the reptilians are concerned, she notes on her site that they have a “strong affinity to power, hierarchy, and dominance, and they frequently demand to be honored and referred to as kings.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;Aside from these aliens, there were other species as well as members of the U.S. military. These are what have been called MILABs (military abductions) that have been reported by many other abductees. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;“I was also 14 when the military abduction phenomenon began,” noted adding that they also communicated telepathically.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;“The US military borrows reptilian technologies which enable them to bring a human away from their bedroom and into the military quarters. It seems to be some inter-dimensional travel, intertwined with the sleep state somehow involving the removal of a &lt;i&gt;version&lt;/i&gt;of the abductee&#39;s body,” rather than taking someone physically.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText3&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;“These military and men in black are often seen together with aliens during abductions and are seen to collaborate,” she noted. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;The Orion Project is a diary of telepathic conversations taken notes she kept of their visits. The author claims that she not only hears the alien’s voices but also sees them as well. What is especially interesting is that beginning when she was a young teen, these aliens and military men abducted her on numerous occasions and often physically hurt her with their experiments. There were also many rapes that messed with her mind and psyche. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;No doubt, these are things she could never forget and her communications with them now are aimed at finding out why they did those horrible things to her. The return of all of these abductors also gave the author an opportunity to learn whether her previous experiences were in fact real or simply figments of her own imagination. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;“In August 2011, I was contacted by a man from Orion. Soon after, a Dinosaur. Then the Red Reptilian and Black Reptilian and others followed. The Orion Project was to document the experience and to find out if the contact was Real? Or Imaginary?”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;She also communicates with a Thuban praying mantis, hybrids, Pleiadians, Arcturians, Greys, Ummites, an airship admiral and the legendary North Port Devil. She becomes particularly enamored with a red dragon named Hamish, who she says guards her eggs from being taken by other aliens.. On an update on her site, she claims this alien now lives with her.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;In the book she often flatters the frequently rude and dominant reptiles with such phrases as, “You’re so handsome” and “You have all the power here.” All of this while these aliens said they eat humans (perhaps her as well) and plan to take over our world. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;The black reptiles are the nastiest and they as well as some others have strong sexual appetites. Since I requested the ‘restricted’ version of the book, she relates having a kind of ‘virtual sex’ with a number of them. At first it is difficult to understand why she did this but it becomes clear that she has so many questions that need answers for her own sanity’s sake. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;By communicating, she also learns about their new “Draconian Agenda” and why they still seem so interested in her. Unlike other humans, she is told that she has 12 strands of DNA, something that is vitally important to them because they take her eggs to create hybrids (half human/half alien). The aliens are also conducting experiments with her DNA.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText3&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;“The Agenda is a vast network or organization consisting of a variety of alien races that work together toward common goals. Most of its members are forced into participation, and others are mind controlled and cannot find a way out. The Agenda seeks to take control and power over the universe.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText3&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;As to her DNA, she notes: “There are reasons that suggest that I may contain some alien DNA, which is why I am a suitable earth-based participant in the hybrid programs… It seems a person is born and designed into these hybrid programs, rather than (being) picked randomly as one among many humans on earth.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText3&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText3&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;She also learned that the alien version of god is called “The Eye,” that issues orders to everyone. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;“This Eye is an extraterrestrial god. It is the ruler of Malik and the Black Ones, and successively the ruler over the aliens under the Agenda who are responsible for alien abductions and hybrid programs.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText3&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;Is this the same ‘eye’ found on American bills? She was also told that the Agenda rules over some earthly organizations such as the Freemasons. The Illuminati are also involved somehow.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;Today, the author states, “I would not give up my alien involvement for anything that this world can offer.” However in an update on November 7, 2013 she states: “I&#39;ve pretty much decided that I don&#39;t want the aliens messing with my life anymore. It&#39;s not like they let me stay awake for abductions or treat me as an equal or give me a grand tour of the labs to meet everybody. It&#39;s not like they would ever do that. So I&#39;m done with being an egg machine.” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;She added that this association with aliens has drastically affected her sex life as well.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;“You know I love Hamish and am faithful to him as a friend, &lt;i&gt;but please come on, give me a sex life and a normal relationship with a human lover!&lt;/i&gt; All the hurt the aliens have put me through, I can no longer try to belong to them or be there for them somehow. It&#39;s been too much, too much hurt… I just want a life now.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;Toward the end of this large book, the author is still not sure what to think of all this.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;“It is not enough to be personally convinced; I have to have a way to know that my experiences could convince others. Only then can I find peace.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;I must admit that I struggled in my attempt to believe this story, which the author presents as fact. Other readers will have to make up their own minds as to the validity of these other worldly contacts. As the saying goes: “The truth is often stranger than fiction.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;It must be noted that this book shows a degree of naivety with regard to writing style. It seems the author simply copied her diary entries rather than concentrating on the elements of captivating writing. There are also some spelling, punctuation and tense errors in this work but not enough to distract the reader.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;There is much more to this book because it raises the larger issues of the reptilian agenda and the military&#39;s role. To see my three-part review go to:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;margin: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.examiner.com/review/the-orion-project-takes-readers-down-the-proverbial-rabbit-hole&quot;&gt;http://www.examiner.com/review/the-orion-project-takes-readers-down-the-proverbial-rabbit-hole&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;margin: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;margin: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.examiner.com/review/u-s-military-plays-major-role-abductions-author-claims&quot;&gt;http://www.examiner.com/review/u-s-military-plays-major-role-abductions-author-claims&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;margin: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;margin: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.examiner.com/review/orion-project-author-says-david-icke-knows-her-alien-visitors&quot;&gt;http://www.examiner.com/review/orion-project-author-says-david-icke-knows-her-alien-visitors&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #a64d79;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;Get a copy of The Orion Project: Real? 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  33. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/12/orion-project-takes-readers-down.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1Bo-qHSzVmI/UrHyLqkwp4I/AAAAAAAAAdM/taRMrfFtonE/s72-c/The-Orion-Project-1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-501792897173491778</guid><pubDate>Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:14:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2013-12-09T15:14:50.404-05:00</atom:updated><title>Battles continue as Alliance forces take over more tribes </title><description>&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G0zDCL9shPI/UqYj_EgLy3I/AAAAAAAAAc0/MtHq9i3ygDA/s1600/Book+4-Redemption-2.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G0zDCL9shPI/UqYj_EgLy3I/AAAAAAAAAc0/MtHq9i3ygDA/s320/Book+4-Redemption-2.jpg&quot; width=&quot;232&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;The Enlightenment Protocols Book 4 - Redemption &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Tales of the tribes of the Central Metropolitan &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Regions as told to the Sol-Earther&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Don C. Ciers by Commoners of Draaken. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Authorized for release by G.W. Morgan, &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Commodore, Commonwealth Combined Fleet &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;3/29/2012 &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Copyright © 2012&lt;span style=&quot;mso-spacerun: yes;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Pages: 303&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The ongoing saga of the battles between the god-fearing Commonwealth of Stellar States and the Alliance of Stellar Republics faithful to Pygan continues in Book 4 of this series. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The Alliance had forcefully taken over the Aipian and Paileni tribes but the inhabitants were not prepared to accept either their rule or to bow down to their god. Commonwealth Recondo teams infiltrated the Questri-Shontor binary region to learn not only about this resistance movement but also if they needed help from them. The Recondos found out that major cities had been destroyed and the people were losing hope.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;With first class weapons, equipment and communications systems on both sides, their clash begins in the Cerberus Gap. In the early stages of this battle, both Commonwealth and Alliance forces quickly used up the majority of their firepower. Alliance fighters, under orders from Mistress Indira-Vin, eagerly awaited backup and as they waited, they suffered severe losses of both equipment and manpower.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Aboard one of the Alliance’s Tantorian destroyers, Tribune Flavius and his officers saw the damage first hand with “so many others electrocuted in front of them (as they sat at their consoles); some of their bodies had yet to be removed from the ante-room next to the deck elevator; the ventilators struggled to turn over the atmosphere on the command deck. The smell of burnt wiring and insulation mixed odors with burnt flesh and loosed bowels, urine and sweat. Surviving primary system operators were afraid to touch their consoles.” &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;At the same time, the Commonwealth&#39;s Praetor issued orders to continue the assault, which even some commoners found shockingly &quot;hard-hearted.&quot; Both sides suffered casualties as they maneuvered to avoid swirling dust, asteroid fragments, vapor clouds that obscured vision and ‘mined zones’ that screened the enemy&#39;s “bombardment fire pockets.” &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The Commonwealth&#39;s bombardment capability soon fell to around 30 percent. Then all pilots, navigators and gunners heard “the bugle notes of the centuries old Sandoran cavalry charge” known to all “sports fans and cinema buffs” on the Commonwealth worlds. Instantly, they renewed their bombardment of medium range missiles on the Alliance ships. When Alliance reinforcements finally arrived, they returned fire with their deadly Darts and Mighty Arrow missiles.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;As this interstellar war continued, “Search and Rescue squads” scrambled to recover “pilots ejecting from disintegrating fighters and bomber craft in illuminated protective (metallic) cocoons.” These “Angels of Deliverance” picked up pilots from both sides. As one fighter put it, “nobody deserves to be left out” in the void of space to die. Captured enemy pilots were “grateful to be brought safely aboard anyone&#39;s craft.” However, they knew that becoming a Commonwealth prisoner brought a much better fate than falling into the hands of the Alliance.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This battle also takes to the ground on Aipian-Contagor&#39;e with continued action and more horrible deaths as both sides attempt to maintain superiority. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In prior books of this series, there were many problems with spelling, capitalization, sentence structure and more. This fourth effort overall is much cleaner with only sentence structure continuing to be an issue. The author has proved to be more than willing to learn and to correct these items so further continued progress should be seen as the series continues.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The author continues to exhibit expansive knowledge of ships, weaponry and military tactics throughout. The only other comment that should be made is that given the fact that this series involves a multitude of tribes on various planets, one would think that they could not all be humans. However, there is no hint as to the specific species of these tribes, physically or otherwise. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;To obtain a digital copy of The Enlightenment Protocols Book 4 - Redemption, go  &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/The-Enlightenment-Protocols-Book-Redemption-ebook/dp/B00GWK6B3C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1386611150&amp;amp;sr=8-2&amp;amp;keywords=Don+Cier&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  35. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/12/battles-continue-as-alliance-forces.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G0zDCL9shPI/UqYj_EgLy3I/AAAAAAAAAc0/MtHq9i3ygDA/s72-c/Book+4-Redemption-2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-8429781181474118473</guid><pubDate>Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:44:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2013-11-27T12:51:07.227-05:00</atom:updated><title>Too Many Errors Mar Otherwise Great Read</title><description>&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;h2 class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;The Enlightenment Protocols – Book 3 – Allies&lt;/h2&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JGaVe8wRmi0/UpYufrFV0FI/AAAAAAAAAcg/C72HifsTxso/s1600/Book+3-+Allies-2.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JGaVe8wRmi0/UpYufrFV0FI/AAAAAAAAAcg/C72HifsTxso/s320/Book+3-+Allies-2.jpg&quot; width=&quot;232&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;border-collapse: collapse; mso-padding-alt: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-table-layout-alt: fixed;&quot;&gt; &lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr style=&quot;height: 24.35pt;&quot;&gt;  &lt;td style=&quot;height: 24.35pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; width: 274.15pt;&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;366&quot;&gt;  &lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Tales of the tribes of the Central&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Metropolitan Regions as told to the&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Sol-Earther Don C. Cieers by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Commoners of Draaken&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Authorized for release by&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;G.W. Morgan, Commodore,&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Commonwealth Combined Fleet&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Copyright 2012 Don Ciers&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr style=&quot;height: 15.15pt;&quot;&gt;  &lt;td style=&quot;height: 15.15pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; width: 274.15pt;&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;366&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr style=&quot;height: 5.9pt;&quot;&gt;  &lt;td style=&quot;height: 5.9pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; width: 274.15pt;&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;366&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In Book 2 of this series we learned that as a lesson to other tribes within the Nursery Crescent, the vicious Alliance of Stellar Republics planned to overtake their neighboring Poians. The message: “acquiesce to Pygan’s benevolence or face destruction and slavery.” Book 3 begins with all four home worlds of Poian reeling from the Alliance of Stellar Republic’s brutal onslaught on Istria. &lt;br /&gt;“To break these enlightened and so-called technologically advanced Istrian monkeys will prove to the entire Nursery Crescent the superiority of Kuniean arms over all others,” said General Alexander of the 42&lt;sup&gt;nd&lt;/sup&gt;Legionnaires. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The Alliance planned to recover the lost Poian and Maian worlds, as well as Vizio, Phoneia Lutrel and the Lissa planetary group. They would begin with a deadly assault on the Poians with both interstellar ships and troops on the ground.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;To their advantage, an innovative doctor used various techniques to turn soldiers into automatons with no feelings, conscience or memories. Thus the Alliance had a strong force with only one goal – to follow orders to the letter and kill without compunction whenever necessary. &lt;br /&gt;“Too many highly skilled Trinovanteans were being wasted on frightful assaults against prepared modern enlightened surface defenses. A stream of automatonized assault troops (using dispensable unenlightened peoples) will be necessary to grind up Commonwealth surface forces on each targeted world.”&lt;br /&gt;Leader Mistress Indira-Vin and her daughters, Marta and Natasha liked the concept while Prince Advan and the Aglifhate Grand Chamberlains were “as intimidated as they were impressed…” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;They could also launch their deadly Mighty Arrow, as in previous battles, via a Devastator rocket to destroy targets in both air and ground assaults.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Meanwhile, the Commonwealth of Stellar States had been busy suppressing slave trade across the region and most recently had freed many Poian Vizians.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“The boarding party liberated 5,400 souls and took 300 prisoners; the prisoners, 25 crew servants were determined to be recently purchased Poian-Vizian slaves. The Vizians were in a near-catatonic state and undergoing severe physiological stress. Medical examinations revealed they had undergone a neuro-surgical procedure to implant a control device in each individual’s cerebellum.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;However, the Commonwealth also kept a keen eye on Alliance activities and knew they needed to prepare for another war. They repaired and upgraded their stellar force and a plan was devised to place ground forces at strategic locations on Poian’s Mt. Dubour. Another unit would hunker down undercover in the surrounding forested area. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In this third work, the author displays good knowledge of asteroid and comet behavior, as well as stellar dust clouds, nebulae, trans-stellar currents, magnetic waves and ionic particle sensors. He shows intelligence and common sense with regard to the interstellar ships and their weaponry, as well as orders, commands and movement of troops on the planet’s surface. &lt;br /&gt;All of this indicates that solid research was done beforehand to make this book believable. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The author’s writing style flows easily and he keeps the action going throughout, which can be a daunting task.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;However, there are some serious problems with this work including run-on sentences and incomplete sentences, as well as spelling errors (or typos), the misuse of capitalization, commas, hyphens and more. There is also the problem of numerals beginning sentences and in a number of cases, a particular number will be written as numerals and then later as words.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;All of those errors would have been caught through vigorous editing. Authors should realize the importance of this, despite any cost because it affects a reader’s ability to enjoy a book even if well written. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Note: &lt;/b&gt;After sending the author some notes with regard to the above errors, he has made an effort to fix the problems.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The Enlightenment Protocols – Book 3 – Allies is now available at &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/The-Enlightenment-Protocols-Book-Metropolitan-ebook/dp/B00GQ7DOL8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1385572780&amp;amp;sr=8-2&amp;amp;keywords=Don+Cier&quot;&gt;Amazon.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.blogger.com/null&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  37. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/11/too-many-errors-mar-otherwise-great-read.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JGaVe8wRmi0/UpYufrFV0FI/AAAAAAAAAcg/C72HifsTxso/s72-c/Book+3-+Allies-2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-7183680358068966962</guid><pubDate>Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:20:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2013-11-06T13:22:12.245-05:00</atom:updated><title>Young ghosts girl alters lives of the living</title><description>&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-epaWxBqwIuI/UnqINRO0yVI/AAAAAAAAAcA/G7DjJc-MrXI/s1600/Twinter1.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-epaWxBqwIuI/UnqINRO0yVI/AAAAAAAAAcA/G7DjJc-MrXI/s320/Twinter1.jpg&quot; width=&quot;208&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Twinter: The First Portal&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;By Veronica Knox&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 11.5pt;&quot;&gt;Second Edition &lt;/span&gt;Published &lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 11.5pt;&quot;&gt;by Island Blue Printorium&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 11.5pt;&quot;&gt;Silent K Publishing&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Copyright 2013&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;ISBN: 978-0-9877415-5-4&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Pages: 238&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Twinter, The First Portal is another amazing work by British Columbia author, Veronica Knox but this time her story is aimed toward young people. Set at Bede Hall, a manor that sits proudly on a 300-acre estate in Bede, England. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Once a stately site owned by Lady Nan, Bede Hall begins to decay from the inside out when she is relegated to The Beehive Nursing Home. However, Bede Hall has a mind and will of its own, calling to Lady Nan to return to her rightful home. Why? Because a young ghost girl and the lady’s long-time friend misses her terribly.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Rather than get into lengthy explanations on the story line, suffice to say that Bede Hall welcomes her back, along with her daughter and two young children – twins to be exact – after their father is lost during an archaeological dig in Egypt.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The characters in this book are well rounded to the point where the reader gets to know them well and care for them as well, from the still feisty Lady Nan to the 12-year-old twins, Kit and Bash. The reader also learns of a host of other characters - some dead, some not - and again, they stick in ones memory as if they are old friends.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The plot line is beautifully thought out with some very unexpected surprises in the final chapters. Just when you think you knew who someone really was, you learn they were much more than you could ever have imagined.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;As the story unfolds, it is a fanciful tale that is full of good fun. Humans talk to ghosts and vice versa, dogs chat with cats and a parrot named Pigeon squawks out words during the most inopportune times that one can not help laughing at. Even Bede Hall comes alive insisting that it does not intent to be sold and turned into a nursing home or worse.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“The twins hadn’t a clue that their personal teacup was about to expand to the size of a bathtub or that even a bathtub would be unable to contain the bizarre experiences that were about to unfold. But then, that’s what supernatural means: not natural... not usual... and as far beyond normal as they could possibly have supposed in their wildest imagination. Besides, they had no idea that Bede Hall had absolutely no intention of being sold.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Knox showed her writing moxy in her previous books, Woo Woo – the posthumous love story of Miss Emily Carr and Second Lisa, about another painting of the famous work by Leonardo da Vinci. However in this work, she has reigned in her creativity somewhat in favor of appealing to younger readers. When big or uncommon words are used, they are followed by an explanation, cleverly weaved right into the story. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Young readers will definitely be enrapt with Twinter, a true time travel adventure, while expanding their vocabulary at the same time. That said this book is more than deserving of a place on the official school reading list for senior public school students.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This book is part of a series called the Twinters’ Adventures, with 10 ‘portals’ in total, which must have been a massive undertaking even for this most talented author. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;To pick up a copy of Twinter: The First Portal go to: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1493595172/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_img_sol_0 &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Veronica Knox Web Site: &amp;nbsp; http://www.veronicaknox.com&amp;nbsp; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;Veronica Knox on Linked In: &amp;nbsp; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.linkedin.com/pub/veronica-knox/1b/bb5/233&quot;&gt;http://www.linkedin.com/pub/veronica-knox/1b/bb5/233&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  39. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/11/young-ghosts-girl-alters-lives-of-living.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-epaWxBqwIuI/UnqINRO0yVI/AAAAAAAAAcA/G7DjJc-MrXI/s72-c/Twinter1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-2405949541181115258</guid><pubDate>Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:43:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2013-10-27T12:52:20.585-04:00</atom:updated><title>Alien abduction threatens to shatter family’s life </title><description>&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText2&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vdt_7zkMS6E/Um1B8KVzdgI/AAAAAAAAAbc/j64YD8uo1yc/s1600/Once+Upon+A+Missing+Time1.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vdt_7zkMS6E/Um1B8KVzdgI/AAAAAAAAAbc/j64YD8uo1yc/s320/Once+Upon+A+Missing+Time1.jpg&quot; width=&quot;213&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText2&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBodyText2&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Once Upon A Missing Time&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;By Philip Mantle&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;©2013, Create Space&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;ISBN--10: 1491026596 &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;ISBN-13: 978-1491026595&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Pages: 238&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Alan and Pamela Morrison, along with their daughter, 13-year-old Wendy, live in the quiet village of East Yardsley in North Yorkshire, England. Their lives were busier than most in this primarily sheep raising hamlet. Alan taught at the local high school while Pamela was a social worker – a couple who did not need anything new to upset their already stressed lives.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;However, it seems fate had other plans. Driving home one night from Pamela’s parent’s residence, they encounter a strange green mist. At the same time, young Wendy spots a shooting star. Thinking little of it, they continue on their way but quickly realize that it took them four hours to make a half hour trip.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This incident threatens to turn the family’s life upside down with frightening nightly dreams about aliens and UFOs. On one of Alan’s nightmares the author writes, “Indistinct faces stared down at him as he lay helpless and he could almost smell his own fear. One being reached a spindly hand out to him and covered his face.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;As is usual for anyone that experiences alien abduction, this family finds it hard to believe that events unfolded as they did. Were their experiences based in reality or just bad dreams? While dealing with extreme shock over their experiences, they are also forced to face humiliation even from those they love.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Once Upon A Missing Time is a novel based on a true story that will capture your attention from the beginning. Since it addresses a subject that is still controversial to most people, all information that could identify those involved has been changed. However, author Philip Mantle wrote this book with great sensitivity toward the primary characters. He successfully relates how this terrifying experience impacted each of them mentally, emotionally and physically. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Mantle is a respected British UFO researcher who has lectured on the subject of UFOs around the world. He is also a former British UFO Research Association director of investigations and former representative for the Mutual UFO Network in England. He is currently editor of UFO Today (http://www.ufotoday.net).&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;To purchase a copy of Once Upon A Missing Time, go to:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;http://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-A-Missing-Time/dp/1491026596&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Philip Mantle’s Web Site: http://www.beyondroswell.com&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white;&quot;&gt;Is this the Aveley Abduction?&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; http://sjhstrangetales.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/the-aveley-abduction/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Georgia;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #e69138;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  41. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/10/alien-abduction-threatens-to-shatter.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vdt_7zkMS6E/Um1B8KVzdgI/AAAAAAAAAbc/j64YD8uo1yc/s72-c/Once+Upon+A+Missing+Time1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-1925221764189015343</guid><pubDate>Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:58:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2013-11-27T12:51:50.695-05:00</atom:updated><title>Enlightenment Protocols: a history of inter-stellar wars </title><description>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;h2&gt;&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white; font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.5pt; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;&quot;&gt;Tales from the Tribes of the Central Metropolitan Region&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Xan0tgQMlbY/UmfVGQULt1I/AAAAAAAAAao/JMiT70Vp9QA/s1600/TheEnlightenment+Protocols2.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Xan0tgQMlbY/UmfVGQULt1I/AAAAAAAAAao/JMiT70Vp9QA/s320/TheEnlightenment+Protocols2.jpg&quot; width=&quot;247&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;mso-layout-grid-align: auto; text-autospace: ideograph-numeric ideograph-other;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.5pt;&quot;&gt;The Enlightenment Protocols, Book 1- Tribes&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;mso-layout-grid-align: auto; text-autospace: ideograph-numeric ideograph-other;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.5pt;&quot;&gt;Tales of the tribes of the Central Metropolitan Region &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot; style=&quot;mso-layout-grid-align: auto; text-autospace: ideograph-numeric ideograph-other;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background: white; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.5pt;&quot;&gt;As told to the Sol-Earther Don C. Ciers&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;By &lt;span style=&quot;background: white; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.5pt;&quot;&gt;Don Ciers (a military novel)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt;&quot;&gt;Published March 29th 2012 by Xlibris Corporation&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt;&quot;&gt;©Copyright March 2012&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt;&quot;&gt;ISBN&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &amp;quot;Arial Unicode MS&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;: &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt;&quot;&gt;1469143135,&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;greytext&quot;&gt;ISBN13:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;greytext&quot;&gt;9781469143132&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt;&quot;&gt;Paperback,&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;512 pages&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;The Enlightenment Protocols set out the requirement for first contact by the Commonwealth of Stellar States with inhabitants of planets within the galaxy. The inhabitants must be educated enough to realize that there are off-planet living beings, maintain a good standard of living and take steps to protect their environment.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;“Enlightenment,” Ciers explains, “is a global tribe’s acknowledgement of their role as stewards of their own Home world, its moons and other uninhabited celestial bodies within their planetary grouping.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;If a civilization wishes to join the Commonwealth, there must be a global governing body that can speak as one and it also helps if there is something of value to offer, such as agricultural or industrial goods, which can be exchanged for Commonwealth protection.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;This is important because the galaxy also contains a war-faring group called the Alliance of Stellar Republics. These republics think nothing of conquering both enlightened and unenlightened civilizations to take what they want and make slaves of the people.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;The two factions have come to loggerheads a number of times in the past, particularly when the Alliance, which wages war to the glory of its god, Pygani, conducts a takeover and the Commonwealth then jumps in to stop them by using its Recondo forces.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;The primary protagonist in all of this is Commodore G. W. Morgan on the battle cruiser CBC Draaken, who has taken the lead in such campaigns, sometimes without going through the chain of command for approval first. Enter another lead character, journalist Maria Hardesty of the Destrian Information Group, who is determined to bring the Commodore down.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;This book is called a military novel but should more properly be labeled a military space novel (aka science fiction) due to the setting of the story, which is for the most part, aboard the various war ships. There are some more sensitive moments, such as a flirtation between Hardesty and a young lieutenant but much space is given to describing previous conflicts, the destroyers and frigates both inside, the military hardware and weaponry and how they travel in inter-stellar space.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;It appears that Ciers is quite knowledgeable about the actual mechanics of warfare. At first I thought he had really done his homework until I checked his bio on Linked In and discovered that he was an Infantry Senior Sergeant in the U.S. Army for 22 years and a Haz Mat Contingency Planner for 17 years. He has obviously used his expertise, along with a bright imagination to turn this work into an intensive, interesting and believable sci-fi novel. Doing the latter can be the trickiest part since sci-fi calls for out-of-this-world people, settings and plots but Ciers has managed to keep it real.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white; line-height: 13.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;To purchase a copy of this book on Amazon.com, go &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/Enlightenment-Protocols-Central-Metropolitan-ebook/dp/B0086NCSQW&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt; 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  43. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/10/enlightenment-protocols-history-of_23.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Xan0tgQMlbY/UmfVGQULt1I/AAAAAAAAAao/JMiT70Vp9QA/s72-c/TheEnlightenment+Protocols2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-2402178908322336689</guid><pubDate>Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:37:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2013-10-22T12:39:20.695-04:00</atom:updated><title>The Enlightenment Protocols – Book 2 – Conquest</title><description>&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/&gt; &lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nnJYl_DHjrw/UmapRetbr2I/AAAAAAAAAaE/VPirHvo_W70/s1600/TheEnlightenment+Protocols2.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nnJYl_DHjrw/UmapRetbr2I/AAAAAAAAAaE/VPirHvo_W70/s320/TheEnlightenment+Protocols2.jpg&quot; width=&quot;247&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;By Sol-Earther Don C. Ciers&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Tales of the tribes of the Central Metropolitan&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Regions as told by Commoners of Draaken&lt;span style=&quot;mso-spacerun: yes;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Authorized for release by G.W. Morgan,&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;Commodore, Commonwealth Combined Fleet.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;&quot;&gt;©Copyright March 2012&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;In this second in a series of tales about the tribes on various planets, the forces of the Alliance Stellar Republics were not content to sit on their laurels when there were still planets to overtake, resources to be had and people to be forced into slavery. They were tired of overrunning unenlightened tribes that had less than able workforces and little mineral wealth that they could exploit for their own benefit.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“We have a serious problem before us Brethren, with the exception of the Alliance of Stellar Republics and some other minor worlds, the tribes we have acquired thus far have no developed trans-planetary resources if they possess any industrial capacity at all!” Prince Borigai Advan Ngeir told the Aglifhate Grand Chamberlains. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;He added that only 17 percent of them even had “rudimentary deep void probes,&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;satellite-enabled global communications and close orbital vehicles. Many are atmospheric flight capable, but most of their industries are hybrid carbon fuel based, only ten tribes utilize fission technologies.” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Prince Advan, along with his sister Mistress Indira-Vin, then set their sights on a cluster of five rich, warm worlds in a region called the Nursery Crescent, which already had enlightened tribes - more specifically, the pacifist Shafiran people that included scientists, engineers, artisans, poets and musicians. Their primary export was “bio-medical engineered technology, including surgical and diagnostic equipment. Researchers had also made significant strides in “neurological rehabilitative therapies.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Best of all, these people had no military infrastructure so taking them over would be a piece of cake. Even so, they planned to do so by calculated cunning, deception and coercion. If they agree to submit to the will of the Alliances god, Pygan, they would promise prosperity and protection from pirates who had been overtaking ships loaded with ore, agricultural goods or other items. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;As a lesson to other tribes within the Nursery Crescent, the Alliance planned to also overtake their neighboring Poians. The message: “acquiesce to Pygan’s benevolence or face destruction and slavery.” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;When the Poians learned of the death and destruction of the Shafiran people, Benjamin Norris, Chairman of the Poian Peoples Republic stated: “The light of freedom has been snuffed out in the Shafir. I am afraid that unless we act, the light will go out altogether in the Nursery Crescent. Unless we freedom-loving peoples band together to redeem the freedom of the Shafirans, the light may go out for all of us!” &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;An editorial in the Garrettville Sun-Times of Monrovia on Poia-Vizio noted: “Nowhere in enlightened Man’s collective history can there be found any more callous and barbarous treatment of a sovereign people as the Aglifhate’s theft of the freedom and prosperity of our Shafiran neighbors! What cruel masters! What beasts! What swine to talk of peace and prosperity with a battle-axe behind their backs!”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;As a result, the Poians called up their military forces and when the more civilized Commonwealth states got wind of what was happening, they also entered the fray in an attempt to stop the Alliance, which they soon learned had created a new weapon - the Mighty Arrow trans-stellar ballistic missile. &lt;br /&gt;However, the book also includes much more in the way of interpersonal relationships – albeit sometimes by force. The Alliance members in particular see nothing wrong with simply taking the women they wished – since it is Pygon’s will. There is no such thing as equality between the sexes and women are seen as being at their disposal.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;During a celebratory party before their conquest, Prince Advan and others discussed a rising tide of dissension among women.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“For the first time Commandant, certain Clan Mistresses are openly criticizing the Patriarchy!” said Squire Baron Lourey of the Mandan, the 9&lt;sup&gt;th&lt;/sup&gt; Clan. “Normally, their dominant role in maintaining the home and family is beyond question. But now the noble women are demanding an end to the laws of submission and at least the same rights, privileges and protections they see women enjoying in the ethnically inferior tribes we, rather you have conquered.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Be aware that there is some foul language in this book. Other than that, there is plenty of stellar fighting and action that any sci-fi fan would love. And judging by the final chapter, much more action will come in The Enlightenment Protocols series.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #351c75; font-size: large;&quot;&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.5pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;Default&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  45. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-enlightenment-protocols-book-2.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nnJYl_DHjrw/UmapRetbr2I/AAAAAAAAAaE/VPirHvo_W70/s72-c/TheEnlightenment+Protocols2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-1211987899397623424</guid><pubDate>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:42:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2013-09-09T16:05:25.209-04:00</atom:updated><title>The Coming Interspiritual Age</title><description>&lt;h3&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;As we move toward globalism,&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;authors predict a new interspiritual age&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DXYh9jHRz3A/Ui4iHVYcrII/AAAAAAAAAZg/auh1yoFlK34/s1600/The+Coming+Interspiritual+Age-1.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DXYh9jHRz3A/Ui4iHVYcrII/AAAAAAAAAZg/auh1yoFlK34/s320/The+Coming+Interspiritual+Age-1.jpg&quot; width=&quot;212&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal; margin-bottom: 12.0pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 12.0pt; margin-top: 12.0pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;By Dr. Kurt Johnson and David Robert Ord&lt;br /&gt;Published by Nameste Publishing &lt;br /&gt;© January 2013 &lt;br /&gt;ISBN-10:1897238746 &lt;br /&gt;ISBN-13:&lt;span class=&quot;apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;978-1897238745&lt;br /&gt;Pages: 440&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;We are now well into the third millennium and change is coming in so many facets of our lives than we could have previously ever imagined. The authors of The Coming Interspiritual Age call this the Fifth Great Advance of civilization or the Dream of Holism.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;As a civilization, humans have lived through many stages with our current one focused on not only the importance of rationalization and an analytic mind but also the beginnings of holistic thinking and the exploration of consciousness. In this book, the authors propose a coming Sixth Great Advance moving us toward full globalization.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;A primary concern of this new age will be the creation of a one-world spiritualism that draws upon the precious jewels found within the myriad of world religions as the basis of a new worldwide belief system. It is essential, the authors write, that as the awareness of our increasing global community enters full consciousness, that we take those jewels into consideration in the formation of one global belief system that unifies us as one human race on this planet.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;They caution, however, that this could also become “hijacked” by religion if various parties to this formation become too egocentric and controlling. Unfortunately, personal, regional and territorial desires over the years have opened the door to greed, degradation of the environment, rivalry between various religious factions and differing concepts on what is most important in life. This in turn has led to terrorism and wars between nations. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;By cultivating an expanded worldview and promoting discourse among the various world religions, a global vision could unfold as to how humanity as a whole should spiritually behave with good conscience in the future. This will come, the authors believe, as humans experience further awareness and expanded consciousness, realizing the connectivity of all humans rather than any personal, regional or territorial desires.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The Coming Interspiritual Age provides a compelling summary on the theory of evolution – how the human species consciously developed over thousands of years taking in the importance of language and writing on the evolving mind and also their impact on our belief systems.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoBlockText&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This book focuses primarily on the writings of Roman Catholic lay monk and interfaith leader, &lt;a href=&quot;http://integrallife.com/contributors/brother-wayne-teasdale&quot;&gt;Brother Wayne Teasdale&lt;/a&gt; (now deceased), from his book The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World’s Religions. It was Teasdale, the authors note, who first coined the term ‘interspirituality,” which involves thinking of the ‘we’ rather than the ‘I’ and acting from the heart. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: 12.0pt; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 12.0pt; margin-top: 12.0pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The ‘I, We and It’ of daily life is something that everyone experiences no matter where they live. ‘I’ refers to self, ‘We’ to those we know including family, friends and associates, and ‘It’ refers to the institutions that govern how we should act, think and feel based on a particular country’s ideals and religions. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Ironically, it is the “I and We” that created the institutions (‘It’) in the first place that people now feel threatened by such as government structures and banking systems that act with impunity. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;As the world inches closer to globalization the authors believe these institutions that rule our lives will also have to change from being self-serving and money driven entities to thinking and acting from the heart with full awareness of global needs rather than their own.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;h4&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Paranormal Experience&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h4&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;No discussion of interspirituality would be complete without considering the myths embedded within our past and the importance of studying people’s shared paranormal experiences.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In The Coming Interspiritual Age, authors Kurt Johnson and David Robert Ord say spiritual experiences need to be taken seriously. Any universal spirituality would need to include the most common elements found in what they term the Great Wisdom Traditions, such as seeing spirits of the dead, angel visitations, miracles and even the power of prayer. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Other common experiences include astral projection, telepathy, clairvoyance, ESP, near death experiences, the power of healing and even reincarnation, which is most prevalent in eastern religions. These are all conscious events that occur around the world to people of all religious beliefs. Although these types of experiences cannot be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, the fact remains that they do indeed happen. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;According to recent polls the authors say, “Religious people tend to report only slightly more non-normal experiences than the non-religious (75 percent versus 66 percent, which is statistically insignificant compared to the sizable majority reporting such experiences).”&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Scientists encounter great difficulty with such experiences because they cannot be weighed, measured, recorded, replicated and verified. They can only depend on what the experiencer relates, which can be highly subjective – as is also true with a person’s belief in a particular god.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;However the authors note, “The scientific data from brain imaging shows that the same area of the brain is used when something is seen outside the body as when it’s experienced in a dream. Likewise, the same part of the brain is involved in thinking of someone and reporting that their presence was felt.” &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;All of the above appears to be the result of a human’s ‘conscious’ mind. But the writers say scientists are learning that ‘consciousness’ and ‘mind’ might be two separate things. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“The scientific study of consciousness begins with the insight that the brain is made up of myriads of neurological elements and pathways, which appear somehow to be brought into a coordinated unity.” &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Consciousness on the other hand is considered an electromagnetic (or quantum) field resulting from the firing of various neurons in the brain. Scientists believe that depending upon the level or frequency of the field, certain digital information is held within it. Some scientists believe this is solely an individual experience while others go a step further and believe in a “collective field shared by all.”&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This comes to the fore when speaking of such things as astral travel and near death experiences. Experiencers report that their ‘consciousness’ for a brief time, becomes separated from the body’s physical mind. In such cases, it appears that consciousness is not reliant on the workings of the brain and can become independent of it.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The authors note that debunkers abound in all areas of the paranormal with skeptics more than willing to throw an icy dose of cold water on any and all such experiences. These debunkers have had no such experiences but feel qualified to squash any reports of paranormal experiences.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“Some of the materialist organizations committed to debunking non-normal spiritual experiences suggest that belief in such things is related to education. For example, when an individual of documented high education or intelligence believes in non-normal experiences, it’s believed to be the result of some other kind of flaw such as their personality or emotional makeup.” And the writers add that “holding predetermined purely materialist views is a bias.”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The same is true, they say, of those who report UFOs and alien encounters.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“The public might hope for a useful dialogue between individuals who have had such experiences. But fruitful dialogue doesn’t occur because, as we’ve seen often on television, the scientists, pilot, astronaut, high-level military official, or even former governor recounting such an experience is politely dismissed as having hallucinated.”&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Ironically, those same debunkers have no problem with religious beliefs including a god that they cannot prove exists. The authors note that the determining factor in any non-normal beliefs is experience itself. Those who have had paranormal experiences, “mostly continue to believe in the ‘raw feel,’ (of the event) and thus the validity of their experiences.”&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Once a person has a non-normal (paranormal) experience, his or her entire worldview seems to change and often their life focus is turned on its heels as well.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“It’s important to pay attention to the literally thousands of cases of individuals who initially doubted the existence of the spiritual realm, or the so-called ‘paranormal,’ who come to take these matters seriously after personal experiences of their own.”&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The authors write, “Worldwide, nearly six billion of our planet’s more than seven billion inhabitants believe in some kind of a spirit realm.” Virtually all religious traditions speak of a spirit world or realm, as well as a place where our spirits go when they die. Many believe that our consciousness is interchangeable with the word ‘spirit,’ thus it is our consciousness that goes to either a specific heaven or hell, or melds back into the ‘all’ of existence after death. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;All of these beliefs are highly significant aspects in the formation of a world consensus on spiritually based matters. Determining which ones are the most relevant (most widely held) could be a problem. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“We’ll need to differentiate the content in these beliefs that’s negative for the planet – such as exclusive claims one or another of these views are right – from that which is positive for the planet.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The authors predict that along with continued studies on consciousness, the field of the paranormal will be further studied as well.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div 0in=&quot;&quot; 12.0pt=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; margin-bottom:=&quot;&quot; margin-left:=&quot;&quot; margin-right:=&quot;&quot; margin-top:=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: blue; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;This is a book that looks both backward and forward in an attempt to offer the full picture of our current state of spirituality, as well as what steps must be taken to move toward an interspiritual world. 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  47. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-coming-interspiritual-age.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DXYh9jHRz3A/Ui4iHVYcrII/AAAAAAAAAZg/auh1yoFlK34/s72-c/The+Coming+Interspiritual+Age-1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-6956883156726721063</guid><pubDate>Sun, 01 Sep 2013 19:14:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2013-09-01T15:19:11.465-04:00</atom:updated><title>New book explores alternative Mona Lisa as second portrait is discovered</title><description>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cDJB4cUUGKs/UiOK9ddJ8SI/AAAAAAAAAYk/iQO77xcY9ug/s1600/Second+Lisa_front+cover_72.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;200&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cDJB4cUUGKs/UiOK9ddJ8SI/AAAAAAAAAYk/iQO77xcY9ug/s200/Second+Lisa_front+cover_72.jpg&quot; width=&quot;131&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;h2&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Synchronicity Abounds: Second Lisa:&lt;br /&gt;Art imitates life… life duplicates art… death goes on&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/h2&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Second Lisa: art imitates life… life duplicates art… death goes on&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;By V. Knox&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;©2012, CreateSpace &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;background: white; line-height: 14.25pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;ISBN 10: 1478304626&lt;span style=&quot;color: #333333; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;ISBN - 13: 978-1478304623&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Volume I: 424 pages/Full Version: 694 pages&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In Second Lisa, the author often mentions synchronicity. What could be a greater example of this than a book written about a second Mona Lisa at the same time as an almost identical work, the Isleworth Mona Lisa, is found? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The original was painted about 1504 and the second portrait – deemed another authentic work of Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci – is dated some 14 years later. It is as if a greater power conspired to bring together two elements in time representing more than mere coincidence. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Ironically, Knox’s book is also a synchronic work in that it focuses on the events of a particular time with special emphasis on linguistics – the scientific study of human language. And boy, can this author flex her linguistic ingenuity, not only as she dishes up jaw-dropping prolificacy while contemplating the lives of Leonardo and his sister Lisabetta Buti in the 16&lt;sup&gt;th&lt;/sup&gt; century but also as she unveils the linguistic confines and of Veronica Lyon’s autistic son, Jupiter, circa 2004.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Lisabetta claims to be the authentic Mona Lisa rather than the historically accepted Lisa del Giocondo. The author says her fictional work is based on an “obscure census,” which reveals that da Vinci actually did have a half-sister named Lisabetta. “I decided she deserved a more full life for her memory’s sake and that of the millions of anonymous women behind great geniuses.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Lisabetta did not even make it into the musty back pages of history books. As the person who loved her eccentric brother more than anyone and guided the business of his artistic career, she expected to garner at least some recognition. &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;“Being ignored burns like acid, but the truth can expose the unfairness of history and remedy its indignities. Psychic varnish can leach off my skin… I want to have my real name whispered on Earth in the sanctuary of galleries a&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;nd be written into the credits of Leonardo’s life story.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Although this never happened, Lisabetta’s devotion toward Leonardo keeps her drawn to him and to her portrait even after death. It is more than telling when she states: “A good artist copies a likeness of his subject, but a master artist captures their soul.” &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;And so it was. “I remained beside Leonardo in spirit form to honor our extraordinary bond,” she notes. Lisabetta adds that the throngs of people who visit the Louvre in Paris each day to view the famous painting do not realize that she is the woman inside the frame. As she peers out from it, she knows she is destined to remain earthbound until she can “put things right.” &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;To that end, Lisabetta conspires to seek the help of the living – the unsuspecting young Veronica Lyons and her challenged but psychically open son. “I had a score to settle with fate and yes, I wanted to wipe the smile off Lisa del Giocondo’s face... wherever or whenever she was.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;!--[endif]--&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Second Lisa is actually a three-book series. Book 1 gives the reader a view inside the lives of Leonardo, Lisabetta and Veronica from birth to adulthood. Although it focuses on these primary characters, a host of family members are brought into the mix resulting in a fully fleshed out and intricate story that covers everything from the mistreatment of women throughout history to loves forever lost.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The author also offers a profound exposé of Veronica’s struggle raising her son while dealing with a phantom woman who whispers in her ear. “The house is electric,” she notes. “It’s been that way for days. The scent of violets lingers in every room.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Of Jupiter she writes: “I am in awe of Jupe’s logic: after we say goodnight, he asks me to turn on the dark rather than turn off the light. I love that kid’s mind.” The reader learns how Jupiter interprets his world down to such minute particulars as the acceptable shape of his sandwiches and how many items can be set on his dinner plate at one time.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Then one day, Jupiter tells his mother, “She wants to talk.” “Who?” Veronica asks. “The happy lady,” he replies and points to a wicker armchair. “Her.”&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;The author exhibits a propensity to explore, analyze, scrutinize, inspect and dissect every character and event in&amp;nbsp; comprehensive detail. These intensive observations invoke to some vexation as the reader hopes the story would simply rise up and move along. There is little need to know how a cat catches a bird, to be offered a protracted exegesis of the sights and sounds of a library or an in depth explanation on the design of her teacup? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;While each one is presented with the author’s incredible creative flair – and there is no denying that Knox is a supremely prolific writer - adding so many secondary elements tends to stray from the natural flow of the overall story. And it takes until Part 6 – some 350 pages in – before&amp;nbsp; the real meat of the story unfolds and we learn of vital family secrets, true motivations and the pretext behind Veronica’s banishment to the opposite side of Canada, originally eluded to on Page 94.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;In spite of these things, the author succeeds in bouncing back and forth in time with ease. However, be forewarned: this book demands much more than mindless reading. It is a multifaceted story with so many intricately intertwined elements that it requires a degree of diligence and dedication but the reward will become obvious as you realize the immense capacity of this novice author to captivate you beyond measure.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Very few writers can encapsulate a moment in a bubble with such panache as V. Knox: “The water was strong midnight rain, which pulled me into sensual memories. I heard it pelt the windows and the roof, and I squinted through it as it cried down the glass.”&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Note: Do not expect to glean everything from Book 1. As part of a trilogy, it leaves the most monumental question still dangling: what does Lisabetta want Veronica to do to set things right for her – to establish her as the real Mona Lisa? Readers can purchase either a condensed version of Second Lisa that includes the entire story or they can pick up Books 2 and 3 to find out.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;To get your copy of Second Lisa, Book 1, go &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/Second-Lisa-imitates-life-duplicates/dp/0987741527/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&amp;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1377969952&amp;amp;sr=1-2&amp;amp;keywords=Veronica+Knox&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;For a copy of the full version, go &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/Second-Lisa-imitates-duplicates-death/dp/1478304626/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&amp;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1377969609&amp;amp;sr=1-3&amp;amp;keywords=Veronica+Knox&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1594223759606551711&quot;&gt;. &lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://veronicaknox.com/&quot;&gt;V. Knox Web Site&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1594223759606551711&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/02/18/second-mona-lisa-deemed-authentic&quot;&gt;Article on the Isleworth Mona Lisa - believed to be a younger version of the Louvre painting created 14 years later&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1594223759606551711&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;!--[endif]--&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;background: white; line-height: 13.5pt; margin-bottom: .25in; margin-left: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-top: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.secondlisa.org/&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Second Lisa&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1594223759606551711&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.blog.secondlisa.org/&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #38761d; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Second Lisa Blog&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1594223759606551711&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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  49. http://www.boomers-write.com&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://mjbookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/09/new-book-explores-alternative-mona-lisa.html</link><author>[email protected] (Martha Jette)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cDJB4cUUGKs/UiOK9ddJ8SI/AAAAAAAAAYk/iQO77xcY9ug/s72-c/Second+Lisa_front+cover_72.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1594223759606551711.post-3074912608406722725</guid><pubDate>Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:32:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2013-08-26T14:34:55.363-04:00</atom:updated><title>A Native girl’s adventures hold vital message for modern society</title><description>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yH9enK97UrE/UhucCBaL_fI/AAAAAAAAAYQ/ISQ4SQ2-bj4/s1600/plateau.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yH9enK97UrE/UhucCBaL_fI/AAAAAAAAAYQ/ISQ4SQ2-bj4/s320/plateau.jpg&quot; width=&quot;207&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; class=&quot;Centered&quot; style=&quot;text-indent: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; class=&quot;Centered&quot; style=&quot;text-indent: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; class=&quot;Centered&quot; style=&quot;text-indent: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #3d85c6; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;PLATEAU - Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; class=&quot;Centered&quot; style=&quot;text-indent: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #3d85c6; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;By Tina Frisco&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; class=&quot;Centered&quot; style=&quot;text-indent: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #3d85c6; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Ebook ©2012 &lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;left&quot; class=&quot;Centered&quot; style=&quot;text-indent: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #3d85c6; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;ISBN 9781770976030&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #3d85c6; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Pages 69&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;b style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;Tina Frisco is an author who packs a book-sized message into a relatively small ebook. That message: throw away your doomsday visions and embrace the joy of life instead.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;b style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;Through the eyes of a Native society that one might instinctively consider uncivilized, the wisdom of its elders – long lost to city folk – comes shining through. We read about one of the E’Ghali’s youngest members – a girl named W’Hyani. We follow her as she embarks on great adventures, stares fear in the face, and enjoys the simplicity of life and beauty of nature. Most of all, she learns about love and embraces the age-old wisdom of her tribe.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;b style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;The author presents an interesting story peppered with quotes from Lynn V. Andrews’ The Power Deck. Each card in the deck focuses on the specific message she wishes to impart and provide inspiration that backs up the story line.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;b style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;The message imparted is an important one especially now in the 20&lt;sup&gt;th&lt;/sup&gt;&amp;nbsp;century when people scurry like frantic animals trying to make a living and providing for their families. We no longer have the luxury of languid hours spent simply enjoying nature and connecting with our true selves.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;b style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;The author reminds us that it is vital for us to steal those precious moments to look inward – to realize how we treat others, as well as Mother Earth. Only by extinguishing all thoughts of greed, hate and envy, as well as any desires to cause harm to others or nature can we once again return to the ideals imparted by our ancestors. By becoming enlightened with love and gratitude for life, the human race will be able to acknowledge from whence it came and where it should be going.&lt;o:p&gt;&lt;/o:p&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;Plateau – Beyond the Trees, although quite short, gives the reader much to ruminate on and is best consumed in small doses at a time. The only faults one could find with this work are perhaps an over-abundance of adjectives that tend to make reading somewhat cumbersome. It&amp;nbsp;also takes some time to get used to the characters’ names and positions within the tribe. Some flipping back to an index is definitely required.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;color: #385c6; font-size: xx-small;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;To purchase a copy of this book go &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/Tina-Frisco/e/B009NMOFNY&quot;&gt;HERE&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1594223759606551711&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://tinafrisco.com/&quot;&gt;Tina Frisco&#39;s Web Site&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1594223759606551711&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNorm&amp;lt;span style=&quot; fontal=&quot;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.facebook.com/TinaFrisco.Novel1&quot;&gt;Facebook Fan Page&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;blogger-post-footer&quot;&gt;Visit the #1 Boomer&#39;s Writing Site
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