The following represents all books currently listed within the genre, Philosophical:
CONNECTED is a speculative fiction thriller with touches of science and philosophy, which reached No.1 in Amazon UK's Bestseller lists for both Thrillers and Science Fiction within 5 days of release.
Beginning with the funeral of a renowned classical violinist in a sleepy rural hamlet in the Lake District, a former theoretical physicist tries to make sense of his brother's suicide. Across the country, a university student, enjoying the unexpected attentions of an enigmatic seductress, is disturbed when his best friend falls to his death from the thirteenth floor of a neighbouring campus tower block.
As each tries to unravel the mystery behind the apparent suicides, they are drawn into an obsessive search for a computer-generated fractal video sequence, with startling effects on human consciousness, and which might just pave the way for discovery of the ultimate Theory of Everything.
However, they are not the only ones to have seen the potential of this mind-altering video, and soon find themselves in a desperate race against time with gangsters from the shadowy worlds of sex, drugs, cyber-crime, and massively multi-player on-line gaming.
New Book Cracks Code — The Secret Behind Our Perceptions Finally Revealed. . . and More!
Is it okay to fantasize during sex? When should you follow your intuition and gut feelings? How do the most successful salespeople and marketers magnetically attract more customers and business? Why do we gravitate to products endorsed by celebrities? Why do some people pay $100 for a cup of “cat poop coffee”? Why are some athletes perpetual winners and others losers? Why do some people see Jesus on a Cheeto? Exploring the brain’s ability to interpret and make sense of the world, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler describes how your perception can be reality or fantasy and how to separate the two, which is the basis of improving your Perceptual Intelligence (PI). With concrete science-based examples, and case studies, Dr. Brian (as he’s known to his patients) explains why our senses do not always match reality and how understanding this can improve decision-making in your life.
Fine-tuning your PI elevates your game so you can have what you want in life: a better job, better relationships, better sex, more success, more happiness. Without the information in this book, you will have a hard time achieving these things because you will keep repeating the same patterns. By reading Perceptual Intelligence you elevate potential success in every area of your life. And there is an amazing chapter on sex! Do get it now!
From Karolina Robinson, Winner of the Centre of Excellence Awards 2017 - Creative Writing...
On one of those magically white winters nights, my mother took me in her arms and shut the doors behind her.
We left my drunken father in the name of a better life. And the name of that better life was Tom, a local gangster with the face of the devil himself.
The next thing I saw was my mother’s bloody face bashed into the ground and teeth scattered around her lifeless body.
I looked at him and thought to myself - PLEASE, DON'T KILL ME.
"The intensity, the drama and harsh reality will leave you gasping."
This story has haunted me all of my life, through the daily flashbacks and nightmares.
It has taken me some time to build up the courage to let this story out of my heart.
And now, with every single word I can live free.
- Karolina -
A reflection of events that happened to a young man in his mid-twenties over numerous visits to Thailand between 1996 and 2002. A path towards self discovery and the discovery of his surroundings, with many comical events and complicated relationships that finds our man becoming quite close to insanity. A mature read as the awareness of sexuality of himself and others becomes apparent. A transformation from a nice young man as his eyes are forced open to see and experience some unbelievable episodes. My accounts as I recall all of the things that happened to me between these dates.
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In this short story collection, Gary Troia shares his adventures, travels and memoirs from his life.
"Excellent! A collection of short stories about: depression, alcoholism and drug use. Very compelling reading. I read this short story collection all in one go." (Maria, Goodreads.)
"Gary manages to take the mundanities of life and elevate them to brilliance. in this short story collection" (Sara Fell)
"Author, Gary cements growing reputation...A Bricklayer's Tales touches on real-life experiences in the building trade." ( Salina Patel, Hounslow Cronicle)
Anyone who has ever done building work for brutal wage slavery and wondered if they were going mad, will recognise the life of Ray Dennis, (Troia's alter ego) which evokes a vision of mind-numbing, soul-destroying workplaces and workmates. His is the voice of discord for the marginally employed, the creatively frustrated working Joe, who turns to a life of drink and drugs to elevate the monotony of life.Few have brought this world to life with such despair, black humour and indifference as Gary Troia. He paints a beautifully sad portrait of a truly messed up person with potential, struggling to keep his messed up mind from drowning in cheap wine and self-loathing. Ray's spirit is trapped in a world of endless grey mundanity.
A Bricklayer's Tales is the ultimate "I hate this job" story, written as a collection of short stories and memoirs, each one containing a snapshot of the life of Ray. Troia captures the tedium of working in a low paid, menial job and living hand to mouth. This book of short stories is sad and questions the reader to ask questions about their own life. This book achieves clarity without trying.Ray has three expensive hobbies: drinking, drugs, and running away. Without the income that Bricklaying provides, he would not be able to maintain his chosen lifestyle, so he compromises his principles and continues with his trade. A collection of short stories and memoirs that include:
Angel Dust, the peculiar story of a man whose new life in America leads to conversations with Ancient Greek philosophers
Advert In The Art Shop Window, will a new building job in Spain be the start of a new life?
Return Ticket, handcuffed and ready for deportation. A sad departure from the States
Peyote, hippies, LSD and an idyllic refuge
A Bricklayer's Tale, the story of a disillusioned, alcoholic bricklayer
˃˃˃ A collection short stories and memoirs of British dark humour.
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If you enjoy spiritually uplifting novels like Watership Down you will love this captivating tale of a young raven commanded by God to leave the safety of home and reclaim Raven's ancient role as friend and ally of humankind.
Praised as a "superbly written inspirational novel" by the Midwest Book Review, The Raven Who Spoke with God has been published in 11 foreign language editions. Written for all ages, it's a light-hearted, fun read with important life skills to share--a story of courage and spiritual awakening that is also a charming love story.
Read how Joshua overcomes the fear of failure as he listens to words of encouragement from a friendly wolf. Soar the skies with him as he explores the meaning of life and fulfills his destiny in what has been hailed as "one of the sweetest and most profound fables you will ever read."
A Place Called Home Trilogy
Lost and Found Groom
At the Heart's Command
Hidden in a Heartbeat
Rebecca Dahlgren comes west to Wyoming hoping for answers to her unknown heritage. But from the first moment, she finds Far Hills Ranch foreman Luke Chandler hard to miss. The sexy cowboy with the sleepy eyes that aren't interested in sleeping means just the sort of trouble her patrician grandmother has always warned her about.
Luke has his own reasons for wanting to steer clear of anything like commitment. But the secrets behind Rebecca's dark eyes keep luring him on ... even if it means baring his own heart.
As Kristin Tabor stood atop Ouray’s Peak at the moment of her final quest she pondered.
Chief Jack knew: whenever the red man wars against the white, it is always the red man who loses.
But which was she?
Jamie said his mother’s blood flowed in his veins.
Just so, her father’s blood flowed in hers.
And so it had been husband against wife.
Father against daughter.
Brother against sister.
Whenever the red man wars against the white, it is always the red man who loses.
And what if the red man is you?
And what if the white man is you?
And what if the red man and what if the white man both together, mixed together, flowed freely together in the same veins and those veins were you?
The history of the massacre of White River, Colorado of 1879 provides the backdrop for the story of the Tabor family in contemporary times. When family matriarch Christiana Tabor lies dying, she implores her daughter Christine to contact the Ute Shaman Sowowic to guide her passing. Christine Tabor does so, awakening her long buried heritage. The awakening ruptures the Tabor household: Mickey Tabor, Christine’s husband cannot nor will not understand the longing created in his wife. Tensions in the once happy household escalate with brother, Jamie, and sister, Kristin, caught between two immovable forces, until one day, without explanation or preamble, Christine Tabor is gone.
Mickey Tabor begins a long slow slide into alcoholism, secrets, and violence. What once was a close relationship between Kristin and Jamie grows strained and distant. Jamie, once Kristin’s hero, seems to align with his father. One day challenging her father’s strict admonitions and Jamie’s repeated warnings, Kristin breaks open the lock to her father’s room. There, she finds the w’ni thokunup—a Ute musical instrument given to her mother by her grandmother-- and her mother’s letters. Mickey finds Kristin, and attacks her brutally. When Jamie comes home from hockey practice, he stumbles ashen upon the scene, and rushes Kristin to the hospital. Unconscious, Kristin dreams of her mother and grandmother. Upon her return from the hospital, she leaves home for good.
Thus begins fourteen year old Kristin Tabor’s journey, a journey that will take her backward in search of her mother and her Ute heritage, and forward to find romance and love, and eventually, reunification and hope.
The world of The Green forbids demons. They have always been sent away whilst still young children, over the river to an unknown fate...until Janeen.
Ignorant of her true nature, she unwittingly bewitches the folk of her forest village until, on the cusp of womanhood, the inevitable finally happens. As a young woman demon, she soon brings chaos to the ordered ways on the other side, and with it profound consequences not only for herself, but for her previously unchanging world.
She may not know what she really is, but the wonder that makes her a demon finally brings back something long lost to the preservation of a fragile Earth; something far vaster than anyone could ever have imagined.
Her demonic Angel and other short stories, published in 2016, is a collection of all of my short stories written thus far. This baker's dozen of short stories have been written in a variety of genres so hopefully there should be something for everyone. Some tales are stranger than others, but all could be said to be different shades of dark. Despite its somewhat suggestive title, Her demonic Angel is not erotica.
To whet your appetite, here are the titles of some of the short stories: ‘The boy they called Dragon’, ‘The day nobody gave a damn’, ‘An email from Jane’, ‘Stuff’, ‘Getting rid of the enemy’, ‘Skin’, ‘Too beautiful’, ‘Philately will get you nowhere’, ‘Mirror, mirror’, ‘In memoriam'.
Available in Kindle, paperback, and audiobook editions.
What if you really had to start again from scratch?
After saving Earth for the second time, Josie thought she finally had time to deal with personal business. But a booby trap in the Greenstar's engines meant she really got away from it all.
Trapped in a featureless void, with only the Greenstar's crew and an equally odd interloper for company, she discovers that even being the first woman in a new universe won't protect her from having to solve everyone else's problems.
Still the Dawn. A book of poems and ballads. Poems written to preserve memories, explore moods, emotions, art, myths, real events and dreams, together with some attempts at light verse, even nonsense. Ballads that tell tales, reflect on the seasons, time and its passing. The poet enters the mead hall, un-lids his word hoard, recites. He shares his gift. Those who attend to his works, he hopes to entertain.
Gary Troia is a writer, he has also been a bricklayer, a teacher, a philosophy student and a sufferer of several disorders, including: manic depression, alcoholism, fear of flying and a dislike of most people.
After Gary announces that he will no longer fly, his wife, Poppo books a coach holiday to Lake Como. One week later, with the newly acquired kittens dropped off at the cattery, Gary and Poppo embark on a twenty-four hour coach journey to Italy.
Gary always believed the restless, relentless, impossible-to-satisfy voice in his head was one of his greatest assets. It spurred him on. For a while, his strategy worked. But soon the energy of raw emotion would dissipate, and he would be back where he started. What happened next was completely unforeseen. Through a bizarre series of events - involving gangsters, the ICF, deportation from the States, Christian cults and the AA - Gary stumbled upon something that helped him tame the voice in his head: inspirational books. He spent years reading them before having a quiet revolution. Gary’s life was not transformed into a thing of beauty, but he did gain a passion for daily reflection and meditation. While the book itself is a narrative account of a journey to Lake Como, The coach to Como is ultimately the story of survival, recovery and evolution. The book is well crafted, with various threads being skilfully interwoven to give a colourful but incredibly honest account of the journey Gary has undertaken since he came to terms with his ego, his internal struggles with life, loneliness, rebelliousness and self-destructive behaviour.
A man wakes to find himself in a train carriage, unable to speak or interact with his fellow passengers. He has no recollection of his past, no memory to speak of, but can somehow still engage with other passengers - the thoughts of whom he believes he can hear.
There comes a realisation, both personal and spiritual, surrounding the man’s personality that points to broader significance in terms of human identity and the nature of self.
Many words, concepts, and sentences seem obvious to us; it feels like we know what they mean, and we do not really stop to see if we do. Often once an actual effort is done and we try to put our "knowing" into words, we find things are not that simple.
Many times once an accurate definition is sought, the intricacies of concepts reveal themselves.
Many times when trying to explain an "understood" sentence, we find out it has some hidden folds, and we may have to define some of its parts better, or maybe we uncover another avenue of thought it provokes.
“Innocent Thoughts” discusses such instances and avenues, from world peace to the enigmas of consciousness and free will. Diving into these subjects, “Innocent Thoughts” tries to distill and present some of the current views about our universe.
We all lie once in a while…
Let’s just be honest here for a second. We lie about our past relationships, weight, age, partners, I mean sometimes we lie for no reason whatsoever. It’s just our way to “posh” things up, ’cos let’s agree, nobody ever lied to make it worse for themselves. We always try to get something out of it.
Edward Lee made up a lie to save his relationship with his wife. A story which grabbed the attention of the whole of the United Kingdom back in the noughties.
Now, where are the boundaries of lying? And how can one measure the lie? ’Cos when it came to Edward, his was a massive pile of bullshit that, surprisingly, saved his marriage.
All over the world, the 99% are slowly awakening to their enslavement by the 1% Power Elite. The internet has empowered ordinary people with more freedom to exchange information than ever before. The worldwide web could be described as a ‘get out of jail card’ from the constant barrage of misinformation and outright state propaganda that spews forth from the mainstream media on a daily basis. As the gap between the ultra-rich and the poor ever widens; as corporations increasingly dictate their agendas to governments who in turn clamp-down even further on their citizens basic human rights and privacy – then no wonder the world looks to be spiralling downwards into a state of total chaos. That’s how things look on the surface at least; but within these pages I’ll present the case that the global turmoil we experience every day is actually being controlled by unseen hands. This book also highlights positive activism; focussing on the concept of ‘Citizens Not Slaves’ as a growing global idea open to anyone who wishes to embrace it. Each chapter details a multitude of social-political problems; including brief historical outlines of how and why they happened. I also put forth possible solutions to those problems as well. It doesn’t have to be read ‘cover to cover’ – feel free to delve in at any chapter and read it in any order that works for you. If you’re already well versed in a particular historical background, simply skip that part and move on to any part that tweaks your interest. Simply take what you like from this book and disregard the rest. I hope the contents might also inspire you to do your own research on any topic within or lead you on to investigate something related and at the end of the day, draw your own conclusions. Throughout the following pages, I hope to convince you that we can be either free ‘citizens’ [pro-active] or ‘slaves’ [passive] by our own choosing. I will also be putting forth that ‘democratic-meritocracy’ is the best political model for the future that fills all the seismic gaps in the aftermath, left by every underground call for revolution. Seán Gearárd McCloskey "This heartfelt work discusses how the 99% has been kept down by the 1% “Global Power Elite,” looking at historical examples primarily in Great Britain and Scotland, and how the 99% might change the future to level the playing field..." - The Book Review Directory [www.bookreviewdirectory.com]
If the Voyager 1 space probe was picked up in outer space by extraterrestrials, what would happen? Here's your opportunity to find out.
Voyager 1 was launched by NASA in 1977 to study the outer solar system and, ultimately, interstellar space. It carried a gold-plated audio-visual disc in the event that it might be found by intelligent life-forms from other planetary systems. It was discovered by goopmutt bandits who towed it through interstellar space at superluminal speed. In an effort to conceal their crime, they manipulated the data on the craft’s digital tape recorder and left it in the heliosphere where its signal could still be picked up from Earth. Eventually, they abandoned the probe in the Centaurus galaxy where it was picked up by two itinerant spacecombers from a small circumbinary planet known as Morys Minor.
Two warnings to return home, drive Artorius Civilis northward. Torn between duty and family he must resolve the Legate-less 2nd Augusta before he can return to Rome. Lost in a snowstorm it leads him to a chance meeting and an unknown prophesy he must fulfil.
The purge of Sejanus’ supporters continues and with only the Civilis family left to identify him, Victus Claudian must eradicate them all. An informant, an ambush, a final meeting in a snowy forest, Artorius is the first step, but in Genua, Naomi hides a growing secret.
Abandoned with only his spatha, Artorius faces a life or death scenario as wolves smell his blood. A two-legged wolf becomes his saviour, changing his life forever.
Marcus and Tia’s love flourishes as they raise the family estate from slaves to a village. With the New Year, the annual plague crawls like a snake from the poisonous Tiberis exacting death on all it touches.
Out of duty and honour, Artorius’ friends seek the truth of his final days. A last resort leads to a small hut where a seer and her daughter, the Wolf Queen, live, therein lay the answers and many new questions. Power and greed will lead one to betray Artorius’ family, but another will offer her life in that betrayal, to win what she seeks.
Two sons, born of two families, from two worlds on a collision course, where survival is paramount. Lainth the Etruscan goddess of death picks her subjects.
I am I: The In-Dweller of your Heart is a stepping stone for all who embark upon their own quest for ‘Spiritual’ education and guidance. Even if you are comfortable with your own faith and religion, it can help you to explore new interpretations and issues on a personal or global scale.
The author David Knight has received and transcribed these passages of text in a process known as ‘Inner Dictation’. He describes this as writing from within the connection of his heart where peace, bliss, love and light reign supreme.
God’s wisdom and teachings are laid out before you so you can simply choose and read whenever or whatever your heart needs or desires. I am I entrusts that you will dip your toes into these guidelines, principles and simple directions, then dive headfirst into the waters of your own Divine essence.
These books will form the threads of life’s new tapestry, each spun into 52 lessons from, to and through our own hearts and souls. They are like a father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, partner or personal friend who knows you better than you can ever know ‘yourself’.
Part 1 is a companion for life which does not judge, condemn or scold, but hopes to encourage, guide, console, teach and remind you of who and what you are, why you live and for what purpose too!
Knowledge is power & this book is jam-packed full of vital facts as well as the most "Absurd" things that are going on all around us, on a daily basis...
The aftermath of Mug’s time whirling in The Lying Scotsman’s vortex. This third book in the loosely autobiographical Mug Trilogy documents her epic struggles to achieve a positive outcome in her turbulent relationships with men, family, work and life in general. Who will be Mug's final straw?
Ray Dennis does the secret, a simple law of attraction story is a humorous parody based on The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
When Ray Dennis, an alcoholic English bricklayer, is deported from the US back to the UK on a drug charge, he has no idea that his life and identity are about to change forever. Shattered by his knowledge that he is a failure, Ray dedicates himself to self-improvement and unwittingly puts himself and his family on a path to disaster once he discovers The Secret.With a change of name and new passport, Ray returns to LA. He meets a Guru who introduces him to the teachings of The Secret, and shows Ray how to plant thought seeds. And so begins his quest to completely change his life. His thoughts seeds create a wife, kids, a successful business, and a big house. But his success comes at a price as serious drug traffickers eventually kill his wife and children, and the police won’t help when they find out he was in the country illegally.
1 DEAD PRIEST
52 MISSING PAINTINGS
5 MILLION DOLLARS
The devoted Holy Father, Richard Mikutavic comes face to face with his passion for antique collectables when local
criminals become interested in his possessions.
The details of the investigation that followed THE CRIME THAT SHOCKED THE COUNTRY were later introduced into the FBI’s Art Crime Division officer training program.
DISCOVER WHO WAS THE ACTUAL CRIMINAL ALL ALONG
Being an avid aquarium hobbyist, it is obviously just a matter of time before Neil finds himself travelling by wormhole to a small circumbinary planet in the constellation of Cygnus. Okay, it's probably more relevant that he is the grandson of a woman who had befriended extra-terrestrials at the turn of the 21st century. Having been chosen to broker a peace agreement between Mortian and Earth peoples, he is hampered in his efforts by the disappearance of his Earthling friend, Aysha, the general unpredictability of life on planet Melinda and the sinister chicanery of the chilloks, a species evolved from ants that is bent on overthrowing humankind...
Our perceptions become our perspectives, and our perspectives can become so rigid that they create problems in our lives.
Perception, Perspective & Problems takes a look at the mind's process of using the past as a reference in understanding what we are currently experiencing, and how that process interferes not only with the present, but the future as well.
Delve into the filing cabinets of your mind, and learn how the conclusions you formed at the end of each and every experience created expectations, and why those expectations are at the root of all your unhappiness.
Discover how to live the life you were meant to by reviewing, re-assessing and re-writing the files in the filing cabinets of your mind.
Learn the importance of reconnecting with God, however you choose to define Him/Her, and find out how the Holy Spirit communicates with you.
Uncover the importance of forgiveness and how forgiveness really does set you free.
Regain your personal power, learn to love unconditionally, and finally live the life you were meant to live!
Discover your True Self … when you remove the ball and chain of your attachments!
Remember, you are a Soul who resides in a body, and its shape and size and colour bear no relevance to the truth you desire. So, while the choice to nurture or neglect one’s physical embodiment remains, where can you quench the inner thirst of your Divine essence? And, what life-path will eradicate those ill thoughts and words and deeds of the past, and release the burden of one’s karmic shadow?
This short-read will show you how to experience the magnificence of your true self, and help you to comprehend your own brilliance is without limitation. Through the silence of your Sojourns, you learn the reality of freedom, which brings clarity and focus by revealing the truth of who and what you are. In stillness, you will forget the attachments of this world, elevate beyond the human form, and Leave the Body Behind.
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In a process known as 'inner-dictation', God's wisdom and love are transcribed through and from the heart, to help us rediscover who and what we are, and why we exist too. As such, these 'lessons', guidelines and principles will resonate inside your Soul, and remove the veil of death, fear, and anxiety to provide a clearer vision and purpose. Please be assured, during one's sojourn, you are able to find your own path towards self-realization and become liberated into eternal bliss and peace.
Nomen est omen, and everyone has a place in this society. Cain is somebody and still a nobody. How is your value measured and what do you value? Cain f’s it up, then he gets back in the saddle. He loves and he hates. Sometimes he masturbates, when he’s not too busy reading his Bible. He loves Led Zeppelin and adores Jimmy Page. He’s searching for his wings.
CAIN is a book for everyone. It’s for those who are searching for themselves and also for those who have a clear understanding of their place in this world, but have the perverse need to peep into someone’s soul and violate their privacy.
An Anthology of tantalising short stories selected from the Michael Terence Publishing Short Story Competition, 2017. Featuring: A Tale of a Mouse: Andy Hamilton, The Last Love of the Sea Captain: Tamara Artvin, A Gap Year for Grandma: Mary Charnley, Trevor Colbourne: Wild Geese, Sandra Kirley: Everything Must Go, Tiffany Williams: Mirella, Emma J Myatt: Your Lifejacket is Under Your Seat, Julia Brilleman: Rubber Dominoes, Pauline Whittle: Doomed, MartinHone: The Soul as a Shadow and a Reflection, E C Hayles: The Model, NickAdigu Burke: Many a Silent Wish, Grant Hulbert: Creatures of Myth - The Story of Jared McKay, Paula St. Paul: Hand Across The Water, Sally Wood: Evelyn, Mike Waugh: Prey, Andrea Rose Lyttle: The Ambit, Tim Cove: Homo Erectus, Shayna Marks: It's Not What It Seems, Liam Lennon: Memoirs About a Girl, Fizza Fatima: Fablo's Bar, Hilary Slade: The Life and Times of Lewis Ancer, Aviv Salinas: Counter Revolution, Shelley Crowley: The One Who Wasn't, Tom Nicolson: A Grand Opportunity, David Readings: A Spitfire Called Lola, Lee Wadmore: Happy Crying, Ken Hawes: Look Further than the Cover, Tim Ewins: A Little, Lost, E.L. Spink: Escobar's Last Breakfast, Ron Morton: The Sinkers' Skirmish
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