Why I Write About Demons
Book Display , Conversations / September 20, 2017

One wonders why I write about demons or spiritual entities. Isn’t that just asking for them to come into your homes and cause you harm or issues? Many Christians steer clear of researching this content because quite frankly it’s taboo in many churches.   While I agree one should not invite these entities in, I also believe we should understand the enemy and his snares. It is a double-edged sword, in my opinion. “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War With this in mind, two things must occur in dealing with the supernatural. Know yourself to be saved by grace, through Christ. Know you are indeed not only in a battle with the enemy but also within his current control here on Earth, through the flesh. This is why I am attempting to convey information through stories, ECT. Providing some insights to the reality we are currently in. There is a…

Ancient Technology in Hoysaleswara – Lathe
Book Display , Conversations / September 15, 2017

  The temple Hoysaleswara found in India is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The construction of the temple was started in 1120 and completed in 1150. While the temple was created in 30 years, the fascinating thing about this particular temple is ‘how’ it was created. The how continues to baffle historians, due to the intricacies of design. With the evolutionist world view, it would baffle many. However, with the understanding of ‘nothing new under the sun’, it is easy to explain. The temple is 900 years old. It predates automobiles and other current technologies. It is found in Halebeedu, Karnataka, India. It is one of the largest temples dedicated to Shiva.   Shiva   Shiva duty is to destroy all the worlds at the end of creation and dissolve them into nothingness. Shiva holds a skull that represents samsara, the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Samsara is a central belief in Hinduism. Shiva himself also represents this complete cycle because he is Mahakala the Lord of Time, destroying and creating all things. It should be noted that the statue of Shiva is found at CERN.   Backdrop Considering we were still using horse and buggy up until the first automobile creation…

Wonder Woman 2017 – Sumerian and Ottoman
Book Display , Conversations / September 13, 2017

  Recently my son and I watched the new 2017 Wonder Woman (WW) movie. During the movie, the scene of Dr. Poison having a notebook containing two languages peeked my interest. The scene indicated she needed the book, and it appeared she was attempting to decipher it to a point. To me, she was attempting to resurrect an old forgotten technology. This happened to be a powerful gas poison. However, the point is, there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 tells us, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” There has been a lot of discussions recently on YouTube regarding the forgotten technology of the ancients, being resurfaced. I found it fascinating we see this same glimpse in WW. Ottoman and Sumerian   [Picture from http://mostlydeadlanguages.tumblr.com/post/163173770183/the-sumerian-cuneiform-in-wonder-woman] The site mostly dead languages provide us the above picture and additional insight on the actually written notebook. Now, here are the things that I feel pretty confident asserting: The notes are indeed a mixture of two languages.  Based on my difficulty extracting meaning from the cuneiform alone, I suspect that both are necessary for an accurate translation. The cuneiform is in…

4 Categories of Demons
Conversations / August 22, 2017

  Spectra (Spectre)/Lemures: Ghosts or personates family members. (1) Thought to impersonate deceased or ghosts that trouble houses or solitary places(hauntings). Familiar spirits. cursed objects or poltergeist activity. It is my belief, many of these are seen on the ghost chaser shows on TV. These could also be those assisting the mediums during family seances, where they have insight on family history and knowledge. Umbrae Mortuorum (Dead Shadow or Shadow People): Shades of the dead. One of the earliest encounters with the shadow people was reported by the editor of the Paranormal magazine, Richard Holland. (2) Normally there is a dark countenance and malevolent feelings that are often reported in association with these creatures. Per Jason Offutt, author of ‘The Darkness Walks’, the most common [type of] shadow person encounters: a blacker-than-night, human-shaped shadow that people see walking through their bedroom, hallway, living room, etc. (3) Obsession: Follow certain people to trouble them from outward during the day. (incubus/succubus). Also could be mental illness being oppressed by spirits. We see an example found in 2 Corinthians 12:7-8, where Paul has a ‘thorn in the flesh’. 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations,…

Cursed Objects
Book Display , Conversations / August 22, 2017

Movies and stories have been created revolving the cursed object(s). The object is generally believed to be cursed by someone or possessed by an evil entity or deceased soul. Curse can be defined as a prayer or invocation for harm or injury to come upon one : imprecation People believe that there is a curse on the house. (1) Interesting stories of missionaries in the foriegn land have been provided objects or trinkets (said to be prayed over) and found the objects to be cursed. These same missionaries must remove the object in order to be rid of the curse. 7 known cursed objects existing today are: Thomas Busby’s Chair Annabelle the Doll The Crying Boy Paintings The Basano Vase James Dean Car The Dybbuk Box The Myrtles Plantation’s Mirror Biblically we are told there are cursed things and unclean things that should not be touched. “Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.” (Deu 7:26) “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the…

New Logo Reveal
Book Display , Conversations / August 5, 2017

Hello All. I wanted you, as Spirit Guardians, to be the first to see the new logo.   What does this logo mean? I wanted three things to be incorporated. The cog or gear, from my first book. Technology. Paranormal or supernatural. While nothing in this world is perfect. we have to start somewhere. I hope everyone likes it.   Why a logo? The family and I watch the show ‘The Profit’ and one of the main staple in business is brand and logo. Think Walmart acquiring their new logo, or everyone identifies Target with its specific logo. You see the logo, and you inherently associate the company with the logo.   First Phase: The first step or phase will be the covers. I am working on these now. Rather than a pic of me and a small bio, each is being replaced with the new logo. Current   After     Second Phase: Later as I add more content (books and material), the logo will be used. I have an idea for events and will share it when it becomes available. Also,  the logo will replace my online foot print as well.   Additionally: I am in the process of…

What I learned from Published Illustrators and Authors
Conversations / August 1, 2017

I had the opportunity to hear some illustrators and authors. On Wednesday, July 26th, Ellen Oh, E.B. Lewis, Joe Cepeda, and Kent Nerburn provided insights on being published illustrators and authors. The panel was geared toward children’s books at the Fort Smith, Arkansas main library. I was able to glean a couple of interesting things. 1) The editor is no longer in charge of choosing the author/story to be published. 2) The gatekeepers are not holding onto what is being accepted, rather what is being distributed. In the past, to be published it was the editor that decided what was chosen. He or she would comb through the submissions in the attempt to find that diamond. That is no longer the case. Today it’s all about the bottom dollar and companies are choosing what is to be published. Not by the good storyline or character, rather how well that story can be marketed, promoted, and consumed by the readers. IE: can we sell it. A quick Google search will reveal five trade book publishers as the major players. Those are Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster. These are the primary U.S. divisions of…

Interview by Tom Fallwell – via Podcast!
Conversations / July 25, 2017

I had the pleasure to speak with Tom Fallwell. He graciously spent the time to interview me and inquired about my first novel, Sight and Sound as well as why I started writing.   You can hear it on his  Episode 11 of his podcast series. I come in around the 3-minute mark. Some things about Tom. Tom is an Okie like me. He lives in Midwest City, Oklahoma. I learned he was also a fan of Robert E. Howard’s writing of Conan, when we were kids. He is the author for the Rangers of Laerean series. As well as found in SciFan Magazine, Dark Region comic, and The Shadow of Narwyrm series. Tom’s Amazon Author Page. Tom’s Facebook Page. Tom’s Main Website. #AuthorMattCole  

Robots to Replace Low-Middle Workers
Conversations / July 19, 2017

Knowledge workers being replaced with automatic processes. Some have argued that knowledge workers will be the first to be replaced by automation with information systems. (Valacich 6) The common factory workers have already been replaced by mechanics, allowing companies to remove the human need, in replace to the automatic mechanical process. This continued move forward has now encroached to other areas of work, including food, and information systems. Most recently in the news is McDonald’s replacing human cashiers with digital kiosks. (Eichenwald, 2017 June 19) During the Milken Institutes Global Conference the theme, ‘The Future of Human Kind’, touched base on this topic. In their words, there is no need for the average, middle-class worker. (Placko, 2016 May 8) The idea is to replace all lower and middle workers with robotics and AI processing. I personally would also apply this same concept toward certain analyst positions in white collar jobs. The push for robots to make the human life better may also be removing the personal freedom and joy of the common worker. In short, I believe this trend will continue to move forward, replacing human workers with faster, cheaper electronic automation. The website Fast Company commented on jobs to be…