Thursday, June 30, 2016

Background of Action Novel The Shaitan Continued

Next I will be elucidating upon the hither-to-unknown phenomena of the Jesuit Priests and the occult, which was personified in the eccentric character of Father Emmanuel Miquel Rameriz in the novel The Shaitan. So stay tuned for my next blog post!
-Daniel Canada aka Obsidian


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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Background Information About Action Novel The Shaitan



I would like to talk about the recurring image of the dragon in my action-novel,‭ ‬The Shaitan.‭ ‬Many have wondered about the ever-present image of this dragon,‭ ‬which seem to permeate throughout the story at the most uncanny moments.‭ ‬What does this dragon represent‭? ‬Good question.‭ ‬To be sure,‭ ‬it is a Jungian archetype.‭  ‬Carl Gustav Jung interpreted this symbol to represent the‭ “‬Mother Dragon.‭”

We are all too familiar with the classical medieval scene of the chivalrous knight in shiny armor slaying the dragon.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬few of us are aware that this oft repeated motif is a distant echo of the fall of the matriarchal society,‭ ‬along with the once revered worship of the great Mother God and her connection with the mysterious powers of the earth,‭ ‬Gaia.

You might notice that I referred to this ancient deity as‭ “‬God,‭” ‬with the capital G.‭ ‬This is due to the fact that the original mother deity was considered to be the all-powerful and knowing creator,‭ ‬in opposed to simply being the consort of a dominant male god.‭ ‬This lesser position she was relegated to in later times,‭ ‬during the rise of the male deity and His worship.

Of course,‭ ‬this eventually led to the celibate male priestly class,‭ ‬which we are all too‭ ‬accustomed with today.‭ ‬It might surprise some to know that under the worship of the ancient Mother God sexual rites were considered to be the correct form of communion with deity,‭ ‬in stark contrast to the sexual suppression of the priestly class presiding over the realm of Christendom in our modern times.

This takes us to the most numinous and symbolic bible book of Revelation,‭ ‬wherein the Great Dragon is seen by the astounded Prophet John as being violently hurled down to the vicinity of the earth.‭ ‬Herein,‭ ‬we see a historical relic of a by-gone era,‭ ‬where the demotion of the Mother God,‭ ‬symbolized by the dragon,‭ ‬actually took place,‭ ‬giving rise to the principal male God,‭ ‬called by many names throughout the annals of time.

What does all this have to do with the novel‭? ‬Great question‭!

In the book,‭ ‬The Shaitan,‭ ‬we are once again brought face-to-face with this‭ ‬original,‭ ‬epic struggle,‭ ‬played out-not only in the main character’s recurring and frightening visions of the Great Mother Dragon-but also in the charismatic occult leader,‭ ‬Jamilyah,‭ ‬the very high priestess of the Mother Dragon God Herself.‭

How does this conflict play out in the end‭? ‬What is more,‭ ‬how does it influence the main character,‭ ‬Staff Sergeant Hank Donaldson in his mission as an Army Ranger‭?

This remains to be seen.

I encourage everyone to purchase a copy of‭ ‬The Shaitan,‭ ‬read it and find out.

-Daniel Canada aka Obsidian



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Monday, June 27, 2016

About Edited Edition of Action-Novel The Shaitan

Hello my fellow poets, artists and poet aficionados!

I, Daniel Canada aka Obsidian, have just completed publishing the edited version of my action-thriller-novel, The Shaitan. Many of you have been made aware of the 1st edition in my previous newsletter and I appreciate your support and many encouraging words of admonition.

I invite you all to visit the ebook sites listed below, go ahead and purchase an electronic copy and check it out! What is more, I welcome your comments, constructive criticisms and insights, and would love to get feedback from you, my fellow wordsmiths!

The book, The Shaitan was formerly written under my nom de plume, Ashur Etil Alani. However, it is now republished under my real name, Daniel Canada and is being sold online at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Epub, Mobi (Kindle), Irf, Pdb for Palm and Kobo Ebooks sites, for $3.99 a copy.

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Yours truly,

Daniel Canada aka Obsidian

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Vanishing UFOs?

Vanishing UFOs Spotted Over Ontario
Is this proof of UFOs coming from or going to other dimensions?
03/24/2016 03:40 pm ET | Updated Mar 24, 2016
·  Lee Speigel Writer, Editor, The Huffington Post

UFOs seem to blip out or instantly vanish over Ontario, Canada.

UFOs are reported across the globe on a daily basis, and it’s often the same thing — a circular object shines brilliantly in the sky, and then, instantly, it disappears.

Of course, if an advanced civilization in a far off galaxy had the technology to cross the far reaches of space, we might assume the pilots of those spacecraft could also have a cloaking device or hyperspace afterburners, like you might see in your favorite science fiction movie.
They might even have the ability to slip into and out of other dimensions or realities.
A sighting last month in Ontario, Canada, posted to YouTube, delights viewers’ eyes and lives up to every expectation of a close encounter, except in one respect: It probably isn’t real. 

We generally don’t comment on anonymous UFO reports posted on social media. However, this one seems to illustrate an important point, and you might keep this in mind the next time you think you see an ET’s spacecraft.

The eyewitness, known only from his V-For-Victor (V4V) YouTube channel, claims that he saw through his bedroom window, “three bright objects in the sky hovering beside each other in a strange formation.”

V4V decided to videotape the objects after they began to blink randomly, disappear and reappear in the same spot. The following 13-second video shows some of this activity.

The incident is under investigation by MUFON, an international UFO research organization that collects UFO reports and attempts to come up with credible explanations for those sightings. 
MUFON is not related to any academic organization, nor are their internally trained investigators required to have advanced degrees in science. 

The first problem with this submission, of course, is that we don’t know the identity of the eyewitness.

MUFON claims it withholds a submitter’s personal information to save that person the negative attention that might come from claiming to see a UFO.

That’s understandable. Nobody wants to be dismissed as a kook. Still, that means we know nothing about this person’s credibility, mental health or sobriety at the time of the incident. He or she might simply be a prankster.

In this particular case, HuffPost reached out for more information to V4V, who didn’t respond to our request.

The YouTube posting does provide some background, at least.

“I have no idea how high and how far away the UFOs were,” V4V says. “[They] looked very large. I did not hear strange noises or any aircraft engines ... The color of the UFOs was a yellow/orange, almost like car lights.”

But we don’t know exactly when the incident took place because the witness’ post contains conflicting information, and there are no corroborating witnesses.

His written report begins with: “Filmed with a iPad Air 2, on Feb. 19, 2016.”

Yet, just below that, where the incident description actually unfolds, it says: “On Feb. 21, 2016, at around 5:50 PM, I witnessed 3 UFOs hovering outside.”
So, did this take place on Feb. 19 or Feb. 21? 

A Holland-based YouTube channel, FindingUFO, presents information, news and videos about dubious UFOs, submitted by people from around the world. The channel added some visual enhancements to the Canada video, in the following attempt to better clarify the UFOs in this story:

Some of the comments on the YouTube page of the original report support the eyewitness’ testimony of capturing something very unusual in the sky.

Others weren’t so kind, suggesting the UFOs were simply window-reflected lights.

HuffPost showed the video and written report to Marc Dantonio, a video and image specialist of FX Models, who uses advanced software tools in his photo analysis work.

“Interesting video,” Dantonio emailed HuffPost. “However, I noticed something peculiar when the objects vanish in the ‘sky.’ I say ‘sky’ that way because, in my opinion, they were very likely not in the sky at all. I could see, at one point in the video, the edge of a window. I believe we are seeing lights reflected in a window, and the ‘winking out’ is just the light becoming blocked in the room, and thus, no longer reflecting in the window.

“The right-hand light goes out top to bottom. It’s like someone slid a piece of paper or cardboard down in front of the lights one by one. In my opinion, we are looking through a window and viewing light reflections that were extinguished manually, one by one.”

We’re not saying this is what V4V did. We’

Monday, June 20, 2016

What's on the Moon?

Judge for yourself the validity of former Astronaut Buzz Aldrin's statement about the moon. I'm just posting it for your perusal.
-Daniel aka Obsidian