Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

They just don't get it.

A Commons select committee yesterday quizzed the Business Secretary, Vince Cable and Business Minister Michael Fallon about the recent sale of the Royal Mail. Despite the obvious evidence that the public were defrauded out of £1bn these politicians still maintain that they did a good job. But for whom?
By selling the Royal mail cheap, various financial institutions such as Hedge Funds made fortunes by selling their shares in the following days for huge profits. By insisting that they did a good job, these Ministers are demonstrating yet again that they just don't get it. In any other walk of life their palpable failure would be rewarded with the sack or financial ruin but where the public purse is concerned they simply don't care. Constituents of these Minister's seats should show their disapproval at the next General Election

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Max Tegmark

A new book by MIT Professor of Physics, Max Tegmark, claims with his Mathematical Universe Hypothesis (MUH), that not only does maths describe the world (a multiverse) that we live in, it is the world we live in.

See the report by Michael Hanlon in the Daily Telegraph:  Here

Tegmark famously explained to fellow scientist, Brian Cox, the relevance of the minus sign when discussing space and time in a television programme. Cox looked bemused by the suggestion but both need to look at my book 'Spiritual man: An Introduction to Negative Dimensions', to discover the full significance of negative dimensions. Some of what Tegmark has to say in his new book resonates with many of my arguments without really, to my mind, hitting the mark.

For more details of 'Spiritual man: An Introduction to negative Dimensions' go to:  Spiritual Man

Friday, 18 April 2014


So the secret's out! The Daily Telegraph's list of the twenty most desirable places to live includes the town of Mojácar on the Costa Almeria. This comes as no surprise to those who live here and for whom this news brings both pleasure and misgiving in equal measure. One is pleased to have affirmation that our choice of settlement and its properties is widely recognized and yet there is the feeling that we might be inundated with voyeurs coming to see what the fuss is about. Of course an influx of visitors is good for the businesses that rely on tourism and one should be grateful that they survive especially through the quieter winter months, but still the fear is that the beauty so esteemed by the visitors will, by their very attraction, destroy that which they come to see.

The town of Mojácar has two parts; the hilltop, white housed, narrow streeted community and the playa, seven kilometres of good beaches, served by many good chiringuitos and restaurants overlooking the Med. In the lee of the Sierra Nevadas, Mojácar enjoys a microclimate that delivers mild winters and very warm summers with low annual rainfall.

Until recently the infrastructure serving this region, reflecting the interest in Europe's only desert, was limited and growth was slow. Now this is changing and although there are still many empty properties in nearby Vera Playa, I can see huge scope for development in this relatively unknown but beautiful corner of Spain.

For more images of Mojácar go to:     Mojacar

Thursday, 10 April 2014

We want to be Banks

Have you seen the adverts for John Lewis home insurance and Land Rover financial services? These well known companies are moving into the 'money' business and others will be sure to follow; and why not? With such huge profits to be made in financial services why would any company sully their hands with such labour intensive industries as home furnishings and car manufacturing?
The whole industry of selling money needs to be overhauled to protect the public and put a brake on the exploitation of the vulnerable and unearned accumulation of wealth by a few.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Celebrity ghosts

A report in the Daily Mail describes instances of ghostly encounters by celebrity authors. see here.
It is clear from the published comments that despite there being millions of instances of 'paranormal' activity from the beginnings of civilization, sceptics abound; their intelligence incapable of accepting anything their brain cannot immediately countenance.
My position is clear: ghosts exist and as well as describing two instances of 'paranormal' activity, I give a possible explanation of how they might manifest themselves in my book, 'SPIRITUAL MAN: an INTRODUCTION to NEGATIVE DIMENSIONS'. Available for download for the price of a pint from Amazon here

Simply put, I demonstrate that the universe must be a duality, the one we experience and another, described by negative dimensions including time that suffuses our very existence. Immiscible, the two parts of our universe are separated by an interface I call the 'Veil of Reality' and it is here that phantasmal visions may occur.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

ransom malware

I have been the victim of ransom malware. A virus called Cryptobar or something like this froze all the files on my comuter and the hackers demanded money to 'release' the files.
They received none and I wiped the hard drive, losing many photos and documents that I would have prefered to keep.
These people are criminals and should be hunted down, arrested and locked up for a long time. (or executed). They cause untold misery to people, hiding under the anonymity of the web and I would urge the international police community to pursue these parasites with every resource they have.

The establishment

Last night Nigel Farage in his debate with Nick Clegg, appealed to the UK electorate to overthrow the 'establishment'. Farage played his part by demolishing the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, a smug man who repeatedly used poor statistics to cover the paucity of his arguments. As an example he had no answer to the question of the 'Democracy' of the EU since its leaders were unelected. His Party must wonder where the hell they go from here, their policies and beliefs totally at odds to the feelings of the UK people.
By 'establishment' one assumes that Farage was referring to the two party system that leads to a permanent presence in the House of Commons that becomes, in turn, a Club of such an intermingling of mutual interests that it is almost impossible for a new party to break in.
An example of the arrogance of these parliamentarians was revealed today when the Culture Minister, Maria Miller, was forced to apologise to the House for being obstructive in the investigation of her false accounting of her expenses. She claimed it was an oversight and the Investigation accepted this in their 100 page report, compiled over a year due to her prevarication. The whole episode stinks of complicity in the alleged fraudulent misuse of the public purse. Miller's apology was the minimum required and delivered in such a totally insincere manner that one was astonished at the 'neck' of these people. Moreover to demonstrate the 'Club' mentality the Prime Minister, despite her misappropriation of taxpayer's money, spoke in support of his minister. She'd have been sacked in any other walk of life and possibly locked up, honest error or otherwise.
The sooner the UK electorate vote in Farage and get rid of these career politicians with their self interested posturing the better.