Twenty four year old Raymond Bell came to sometime before sunup. He was on the porch with the limp body of his wife cuddled in his arms. The last thing he remembered saying was, “I’ll hunt you down, Gus Brimhall!”
The title says it all. Accessibly written, Zen Explained describes the mystery that lies at the heart of Zen Buddhism. It clearly and concisely says what nirvana (enlightenment) actually is, then goes on to outline in plain English how the individual can attain nirvana. This is a radical departure. Most Zen books are faithful to the spirit of Zen as it was understood and written about in Japan centuries ago.
As a consequence they often have to be deciphered more than read. Zen Explained is different.
It speaks using concepts and ideas familiar to Westerners. Poetic language and culturally foreign allegory are avoided in favour of the more direct and down-to-Earth descriptive style of writing that is more usual in the West. Something is lost in terms of literary style because of this, but something is also gained by it: clarity.
Explanation into the ethos of tubal Caine
The gods are at war, The land of Argethlam is beset by hard times, and Atreyavahl is near collapse because of the assassination of their Queen Viesha a century before. A prophecy tells that the god of darkness, Ardeth Anubace’s Black Wolf will bring the fall of the Inner Kingdom and then Argethlam, leading the world into Ardeth’s rule.
But Ramos Ra, the Sire-God, created his own champion, the White Wolf to defeat the Black Wolf and purge the land of Ardeth’s curse. Mercenary daemon Debello has wandered Argethlam for 100 years with amnesia. He searches for the only clue to his past, a daemon named Vaulx. Once pieces start to come together, Debello soon realizes his forgotten memories were to a life hidden in the Inner Kingdom of Atreyavahl. And that he may indeed be one of the Wolves of the prophecy. But which one? Ardeth’s Black Wolf, a paragon of death and destruction? Or Ra’s White Wolf, the only hope Debello’s world has? Is Debello Life…or Death? Author Kayla Larson brings a new world to stark life surrounded by ever present death in her debut novel and the first in a series. THE WOLF WARRIORS from Pro Se Productions.
Alchemy xii - August is the eighth episode in the Achemy xii series. If you're new, start with the free series prologue, Alchemy xii - New Year's Eve. Harry, Harley Davidsons, a sex slave and a lighthouse…Olivia had never taken a vacation like it. Riding two-up on Harry's motorbike, Olivia's thrilled with a trip to the other side of Lake Michigan where Alchemy keeps its own private lighthouse. Harry's other sub Mason joins them for the ride and when they arrive, Harry makes him a gift to Olivia. Your word is his command—and suddenly Olivia has her very own sex slave to play with. Not that Harry's going to be content to sit back without interfering. But back at Alchemy, things aren't quite so rosy…
Sara's already used up three miracles in her life - one to restore her sight, one to rescue her from an amorous Indian chief, and one to save her from drowning. But the trail hand who pulled her from the river thinks she belongs to him. Are there any miracles left for Sara? (Based on a true story.) Merrill Osmond, entertainer and lead singer of the Osmond Brothers says, "I believe in miracles, which occur throughout this true story. Read it, take courage, and never stop believing."