Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Amazing Morse is my debut novel and is now available on Amazon Kindle. It is a story about magic and the supernatural, but it is also a novel about the Twenty-First Century and the idea that even with all of our technology and information, we can still be blinded to the truths of the human condition. In the same way that the glow from city lights obscure an entire universe of stars from our view, so too can our technology blind us from our place in the universe. The novel can be found here:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

If we have one safe haven in the world, it would be the safety and comfort of our beds. When we turn off the lights and drift into sleep, we are free from all of the external stimuli that is constantly demanding our attention. So it is as though our most sacred of sanctuaries have been violated when we are disturbed in our sleep. Worse yet is when the terror strikes from within. We all have nightmares, but Night Terror is neither a nightmare nor an awakened state but another realm of consciousness altogether. But what we imagine in our dreams can effect what we do in the outside world.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Blinding Light of Science

     We look back at the beliefs of people in olden times and scoff at their ability to believe in the silliest of things. Elves, ogres, krakken, all of these things were believed to be real by many. In the time of Houdini, the spiritualist movement was in full bloom. Millions attended séances, convinced that they could speak to dead loved ones. Spirits talked to them by way of "spirit rapping", disembodied voices, or by taking possession of the medium and using her to convey their messages to the living. We find it hard to believe people could actually put their faith in such things. Yet never do we wonder what future generations will think of our beliefs and convictions. We, too, are blinded by the biases of our age. We believe unquestioningly that science and technology are always forces for positive change, that it is the greatest folly to try to hamper the technological advance. We are blinded by science, unaware that, as Albert Einstein said, mankind with technology is like a child with a razor blade. In our rush to embrace the knowledge that science brings, we have discarded the wisdom that past times knew. There is no room for morality in the laboratory, no discussion of good and evil. Thus we allow demons to do their work under our very noses, unaware of their presence until we are at last confronted with the truths we have so long denied.