This section provides a brief synopsis of each of our published books available in both printed and electronic format.
The Problem with being Human is the latest publication and non-fiction in nature.
Our other publications are fictional and ordered below in the sequence within which they were written. While some form part of a series, each can be read as a stand-alone book in its own right. Click through the associated link if you want to read the introduction of each book.
The Problem with being Human is that we are unaware that we create our own reality. Even if we perhaps become marginally aware every now and then, for most of us, we still do not how we do it - create our reality that is - nor what to do about it.
As a result, for most of us life seems more full of downs than ups, of disappointments more than satisfaction to the extent that we often feel victims,, that life is happening to us or at us, that people make us angry or upset, and that a lot of what happens is the fault of others.
Two Strangers, One Soul (Roundfire Books, 2011) recounts the awakening and journey of the narrator who seeks to make sense of the questions and enigmas which perplex us and cause lifelong anxieties. The narrator comes across a chance acquaintance. Compelled by what he hears, he embarks on discussions which make up the fears, hopes, and aspirations of us all. These conversations are interspersed with dream sequences with another stranger. The dreams often reinforce a conversation, with an alternative perspective.
Little Bear is here to show every single human being on planet Earth today how to re-connect with Nature. Little Bear brings out our capability to re-connect through openness, innocence and pastoral story-telling which appeal to the heart. Little Bear is in tune with the worlds of Spirit and of Nature. For her, every living thing has its own spirit, its own life force, while being part of the Whole. She shows us how being in tune with this natural, spiritual energy, we can call on it for guidance and use it to help us see further, while always finding joy in the present moment and better understanding the natural forces at play on Earth.
Leaves in the Stream is the story of the early growth of a community set in the near future after the breakdown and collapse of the current way of life as we have known and seen it develop in the west.The members of the community are challenged and motivated by certain values which portray and enhance their respect for themselves, for each other and for everything – especially Nature - around them. But it’s not all plain sailing as they find themselves caught in the middle between doing things and getting them done, and they find that some values require more than mere determination to assimilate.
As the contraction years draw up on you, do you feel less inclined to engage in meaningless everyday gossip, the stuff that many still apparently find absorbing and deserving of repetition such as: the weather, the latest shopping victories, a recent tv soap disaster or new tv quiz?
Many people spend their lives in a state of unconsciousness suffering from excessive and invasive random thoughts that assail and clutter the mind. Such is the persuasive nature of this clutter that many of us take our thinking to be who we really are. As we grow, we lose sight of who we might really be as we unconsciously absorb and adopt the rituals and dictates of finding our place in conventional society. Our background, education and work shape and mould us into soldiers of the status quo, a wholly man-made construct which obligates all participants to accept its agendas, its behaviours and its truths.
Tread Gently is a selection of poems which all have at their heart the need for us to honour and respect our living planet Earth on which we live today. Inspired sometimes by feeling the heavy loss of life such as with disappearance of our rain forests, other times by experiencing the sheer elation of burgeoning life as witnessed in the growing flowers and passing clouds, they each subtly ask us to stop and stare and begin to re-connect with nature - the world in which we are so much a part and from which we have so sorely separated ourselves.