The Audacious Odyssey of Melzar Blackwell
IN PURSUIT OF TRANSCENDENCE
Melzar Blackwell, erudite Professor of Philosophy and Metaphysics, receives a gold key and a cryptic note teasing him beyond the confines of ivy walls and arrogance. A dream leads him to Jensen Falls where his curious quest becomes an Audacious Odyssey more revealing than his bright intellect could ever imagine.
Readers of Legends of Hank Stone and Fly the Wind will remember certain characters and references in this tale. However, this story stands uniquely alone.
The maxim, Gnothi Seauton, or Know Thyself, is at the core of philosophies and religions throughout history. It challenges the pursuit of self-discovery.
What does it mean? The sum of the lot is that there is no single answer. Afterall, does it not conjure questions to each of us to decide for ourselves? Can one gain insight by studying one's own self, if it can be found?
The odd people of Jensen Falls come to the question from an array of viewpoints, each legitimate. The reader is invited to consider the viewpoint of each and draw his/her own conclusion.
Fly the Wind
HANK STONE'S PASSAGE INTO LEGEND
Long before Hank Stone became legendary in Jensen Falls, there were many crooked trails and wayward places. The people he met, loves gained and lost, and characters well worth knowing all helped shape a man who lives by his own rules of commonsense, personal integrity, and aptly applied justice.
At ease among Appalachian hill folks, western cowboys, and Native Americans, he is quiet and kind, measured and slow to anger or take offense. But, according to Hank, a well-placed reckoning can sometimes be the necessary act of kindness.
He learns from the best, the worst, and the unwashed prophets in between. All the while, he is careful to sift out the burrs of superstition and belief... gleaning instead what is useful . . .
Legends of Hank Stone
Hank Stone is a hero emerging from the blown dust and debris of forgotten canyons of mind. He is, on the one hand, polite, good, peaceable, likable (even lovable), and mostly successful at living a life of integrity. On the other hand, the good light is balanced by shadows and shades that hold to darker influences.
Hank is, at times, a walking contradiction. A self-contained man, he never seeks trouble. But he never runs, never. Likewise, through taciturn and reclusive, he pines for love lost and love that might be.
Original Purposive Intelligence
You are invited to join me and other seekers on a journey through infinite time and space to feel present with the intelligence that binds it all.
Original Purposive Intelligence is the fundamental resource that sustains all universes and dimensions.
"We abide in the mental universe, manifesting with the active Mystery. Like neurons firing throughout an infinite sparkling mist, the whole is fully, continuously, and immediately informed...affected by every happening. When we awaken to this insight, we discover access to the magic within and surrounding us. Time, space, atoms, life, the holographic universe, mathematics, myriad energies, and existence itself all emanate from the same wellspring." - Doug Sanderson