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  • Alphabet or Abracadabra? Reverse Engineering the Western Alphabet

    by Wim Borsboom
    The book deals with the ground-breaking discovery that the western alphabet (abecedary) was modelled after an ancient Indian alphabet (abugida). It traces when (more than 3400 years ago), how (by copying) and by whom (a language student) the West's alphabet sequence was formed. The writer demonstrates how he was able to date when the copy process took place by identifying unmistakable signs that a number of unfortunate but 'history-making' errors had slipped by - errors made by a budding stud... more
  • The Gnostic Notebook: Volume Two: On the Secrets of James and Thomas

    by Timothy James Lambert
    In Volume One, Lambert pulled back the veil on the secrets hidden within the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. Now he turns his attention to the Holy Gospels. Using various texts from the Nag Hammadi library, including the Gospel of Thomas, Lambert identifies a list of seven key parables found within the Synoptic Gospels. According to the texts, the successful interpretation of these seven parables is enough to unlock the mysteries hidden within the teachings of Jesus. "... my primary d... more
  • The Gnostic Notebook: Volume One: On Memory Systems and Fairy Tales

    by Timothy James Lambert
    An ancient Latin text, the Ad Herennium, lays down instructions for building effective Memory Systems. These instructions just happen to mirror one of the central images of Christianity as found in the Gospels. Were the Gospels constructed to act as a type of literary memory system? Could it be that the authors were actually adepts at the Art of Memory? Perhaps the tri-fold nature of the Synoptic Gospels is not a historical accident, but is actually a method of encrypting the data contained with... more
  • Thomas Sackville and the Shakespearean Glass Slipper

    by Sabrina Feldman

    HAS THE REAL SHAKESPEARE BEEN OVERLOOKED FOR FOUR CENTURIES? Records of William Shakespeare’s life are at odds with many authorial traits revealed in the Bard’s works, including the author’s specialized knowledge of the law, aristocratic sports, Italian geography and customs, and untranslated Italian, Greek, and French literary works. Even so, the Stratford actor kept the “Shakespeare” title for a century and a half after the authorship debate began, due to the l... more

  • Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself: A Collection of Stories that Slowly Grow Up

    by Tsara Shelton
    Written from a life lived on the edge of society, Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself, by author Tsara Shelton, offers an insightful and powerfully uplifting collection of ideas and stories. She shares writings on a range of subjects spanning several stages of her life with topics including women’s issues, marriage, prejudice, abuse, mixed-race relationships, equality, culture, and more. Shelton—a mother of four—opens up about the difficult elements in her past, but offers a positi... more
  • Jens Staubrand: Søren Kierkegaard’s struggle to live at Frederiks Hospital in Copenhagen | Søren Kierkegaard’s kamp for li

    by Jens Staubrand
    The author and philosopher Søren Kierkegaard died on the 11 th of November 1855. He died at Frederiks Hospital in Copenhagen. In the book there is a short mention of Søren Kierkegaard’s work and fundamental view of religion, of Frederiks Hospital, of the doctors who treated him and – something never done before – a textual criticism, interpretation and commentary on his case-book.
  • Beasts in Eden: The Humane and the Inhumane

    by Emile Benoit
    Beasts in Eden is a work of literary Existentialism which does not argue for any particular theory but instead attempts to provide insight into what it means to live a unique and noble human life, the kind of existence that establishes the human being as something quite extraordinary in the natural world. Excerpt from the book: “Aristotle no less, that great philosophical classifier, grouped Man as a kind of being distinct from other mammals and referred to this creature as the human being. Wi... more
  • Abdication - God Steps Down for Good

    by Will Callender, Jr.
    Monotheism, as known in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, seems to have reached a dead end from which no more generous view of humanity can be expected. Its view of man as a craven, fallen sinner in need of salvation and redemption by a heavenly father is insufficient to prevent man from destroying himself and endangering the planet. The suicide-bomber-with-nuclear-bomb ready to blow the planet to hell and kingdom come, is one image of this failure. Another is the end-times anticipator of apoc... more

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