See the Part 1, below this entry.
There is a belief that when the "second coming" comes, when we cross the galactic plane, when we enter the age of Aquarius, something historic and metaphysical occurrence will be thrust onto humanity, like Rapture or a dimensional split, separating souls into different dimensions.
Now on a personal level, I will say this; (some of my friends know this) but I swear on the life of my cat that this is true; I have a memory of Nelson Mandela dieing in prison years ago. Between 1986 and 1989. I was still a kid then, but I remember it. There were demonstrations and riots all over Africa. I remember watching the news on it. I remember it vividly, because the protesters were so mad and I thought it was sad because he never got out of jail. There was a big funeral and everything. It was as big and media hot, as Diana's death.
But I know your saying, “no, he’s alive”.
Now, I would discount it maybe as a dream-BUT there are other people who have the same memory as me. They are only a few, but I have found at least one other person. And read it from others.
So what I’m saying is, at some point, me in another timeline, joined with me, in this dimension. (And I’m certain it wasn’t a dream.) Physicists say that dimensions could resemble bubbles. Maybe then two bubbles merged, and here I am.
In my book, I have two dimensions where the souls with enlightened karmic levels reside, and those with less than admirable qualities reside and souls are not shared. Of course the (old) Elite reside in the Lower Dimension, and the more evolved sentient Fathis Elite, reside in the Upper Dimension.
This also works with the idea of the Rapture, because only God could split the souls into the two dimensions. It wouldn’t matter what religion said people were a part of, only whether they were spiritually, mentally evolved enough. Which going through the tribulations of the Breaking, tested everyone’s resolve, easily placing them in one dimension or another.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, pole reversal to me, is one of the scariest because it would screw with everything all at once. The ocean tide, the magnetic field, the crust of the earth. It would trigger so many cataclysmic events so fast, I couldn’t even do it justice talking about it here. So many of things I went over earlier in this post and the one before, would happen almost instantly, instead of being drawn out for years.
But in Fathis: Birth of a Falcon, it did happen...but that isn’t what broke humanity...
Not Manmade Events
Here’s the doozy. What if the extraterrestrial population gave Eisenhower an ultimatum, saying “Tell them, or we will”? So then one day, spaceships around our planet “de-cloak” and now a lot of panic (in the government) and explaining is needed.
How would the population handle it? Would we freak, or would we shrug and ignore them? In Fathis: Birth of a Falcon's history, both had occurred.
So what is the Alien agenda? Well I believe, like us, there are many different E.T. agendas out there. Some evil, some benign but the point is, there are “agendas”. Whether they be good or bad, honestly no agenda should be pressed onto Earth population. Period.
It’s like the US pushing their way of life and ideology onto the people of Afghanistan (or anywhere else). Do I think women being stoned as an acceptable way of practicing law enforcement? NO! Absolutely no! But if their civilization doesn’t understand why this is wrong, even after we stop them. It’s still going to happen again, when the US’s back is turned, because they have not developed socially yet. They need to do this on their own. Maybe the US could give them schools, but pushing laws and such onto them, will not stop the mentality that “it is ok to harm a woman in this manner”. They need to develop at their own rate or the consequences to the Enforcing Power (the US) could be detrimental and the Enforcing Power could be harmed and blamed for every nuance of failure in this newly created society. The answer is school. A more educated a person is, the more likely they'll find such behavior as abhorrent.
So back to the alien agenda; this is why I think ANY agenda being good or bad, would be bad no matter what. If they are out there, they need to just leave us alone and let us figure it out. Because if it back fires (and being an earthling-I know it will) it will back fire on them in monumental proportions. We are not an easy species to predict, and when you think you can; then you’ve already made a mistake.
It is believed and said by some ufologists, that there is currently an alien war going on above the earth as to who will have the rights to our planet. (How to see this war, click here)
What if one day we earthling could physically see this war going on above us. Would we fight back-of course. We’d be terrified at first, but when the stakes are presented, no matter what technological advantage they have over us, we would fight. And when earthlings unite (which they would hope never happens) I have absolutely no doubt we would be a terrible force to be reckoned with.
It is also believed by some, that the “Grays” have started a program to infiltrate earth humanity by splicing their genes in with ours, so they can subtly take-over the population with a telepathic mind control. I know, sounds like crazy conspiracy theory, but hey, if we were evil, and went to another planet because we wanted what was on that planet, how would we get the cooperation of the populace without alarming them?
And this is what constituted “the Breaking” of Humanity. When it was discovered that for years a breeding program had been taking place with the knowledge of some governments and (old) Elite, the population lost it. All hell broke loose; it was man against man, man against alien. No one was safe. Which then incited the next series of events.
In Fathis: Birth of a Falcon, after we pass the galactic center of the Milky Way Galaxy, the portion of our brains that were previously dormant, is suddenly turned “on” giving us supernatural abilities. And then, collectively and simultaneously, humankind thinks/hopes/prays for the death of a particular alien species, the “Grays”. With that, we kill-off the entire race using our minds without our knowledge of even doing so. This now makes earthlings, the scariest thing in the known Milky Way Galaxy.
Personally, I do believe that some agreement was made with Aliens during the Eisenhower’s era (stated during an earlier blog under "president") and it truly ticks me off. Allowing extraterrestrials access to us human beings is not the kind of thing one man on earth can represent. If anything, it was a mistake the E.T.s made believing, the US as the technologically predominate society on earth and that we elected Eisenhower, meant he idolizes and encompasses everything we earthlings believe and represent. This is an egregious mistake on their part. We are an individualistic society. Just like we could not choose one person to represent all religions on our planet, we could not choose one man to represent our interactions and understanding of an extraterrestrial species. It is up to the individual. It may seem chaotic but that’s the facts of humanity. The contract Eisenhower made with them, should have died with him. For the contract to be legal, it should be presented to the entire population-not to one man. Then again, it did work out to the E.T.s advantage and landing the US government's balls in a vice. Our government is now powerless against the extraterrestrial technological might, and can’t tell us, for fear of utter anarchy aimed at them. Talk about screwing up...
In Fathis: Birth of a Falcon, this had ALL happened in my characters not too distant past. Some of the living Fathis Elite members lived through it, but overall, many just have grandparents who survived this traumatic time period. And as expected, the billions of people that went into it, did not survive. It was a hard time that could have killed-off our race, if there weren’t so many of us to begin with.
Maybe someday I’ll come up with a story for this time period, but for now, I just have to get the story of Kealin out of my head. And remember, Fathis: Birth of a Falcon is a work of fiction, but all good fiction has a basis in reality. The question is, how much of my book is based in reality?
This will be a “two parter”
In Fathis: Birth of a Falcon, “the Breaking” in Earth’s history spans over a long time frame. From 1940’s to 2112. During this time many catastrophes contributed to “the Breaking” of mankind.
These events are what shaped the new earth which this Fathis team lives in, 250 years into our future.
First I will go over the natural occurrences. (mother nature)
There is a quickening of events that involves mother nature.
Weather occurrences and their strengths, seem to be scaling up a notch every rotation the earth takes around the sun. This we can easily say is happening before our eyes. Many call it global warming...I personally, do not think this can all be accounted to one thing.
So far we’re dealing with it. Many sort-of raise their eyebrows to the events going on around us. But otherwise, unless a person is personally confronted with the event, people are just cataloging it in their mind as a surprising anomaly.
You could even categorize stronger than normal earthquakes in this field. But I believe earthquakes and volcanoes belong in the “Natural Space Events”.
Natural Space Events
Seismology and volcanologists study the earth and its crusts, but I believe they need to look up. If the moon is strong enough to pull zillions of tons of water into waves around the planet, then it is strong enough to manipulate the earth’s crust. And the sun’s gravitational field would also be able to shift the crust on our planet, as well. If things heated up and there was a sudden pull from both, how would our planet handle it? How would the people of earth handle worldwide seismic calamities? Like what happened in Haiti or Japan or Indonesia, with tsunamis and fires, and the breakdown of nuclear power plants? No one would be able to help anyone, because they would be dealing with their own problems.
In space there is a multitude of events and near misses that happen every day around us.
Sun flares are a typical occurrence. If a flare was strong enough, and blew by the earth, it would create an all-consuming electronic wipe-out. This EMP pulse would burn-out everything from defense satellites to your iPod, sending the civilization to a standstill. The only electronics that would be safe, would be the things deep underground.
How would we survive without our electronics? What if there was nothing to clean or pump water to our home? Or a way to travel out of a city because all the vehicles, run by computers chips, have stopped working. It would be chaos and mass hysteria. And worldwide. Ironically, the less civilized societies on our planet would be impacted the least. To them it would still be business as usual.
And suppose a large meteorite hit the earth. It would send us into a mini ice age, at the least. It would likely set off earthquakes worldwide. Volcanoes would blow from the pressure, and new ones would emerge from the crust, sending ash high into the stratosphere.
Scary stuff, but it all happened in the past, in my book.
How about that civil unrest? Already it plagues the population as the ones “who have” get more, and the ones “who have not” get even less. It will only get worse the larger the divide becomes. And when a person has no home, no food, and no hope, the reason to stay civil becomes blurred. Then there are the people “trying” to run the show, also known as the Industrial Military Complex, or Illuminati, or the Elite, who become bolder as 12/21/12 approaches.
(This part, I admit, is a little confusing in Fathis: Birth of a Falcon, because there is the (old) “Elite” and the “Fathis Elite”, which these two groups couldn’t be more opposite of one another.)
The old Elite are the current greedy rich in today’s society that believe they are the king makers and breakers of the world. The Bilderberg group would be good place to research, if you’re so inclined. (official site, conspiracy site) They are a group of men (few women) who believe they are entitled to rule the world. Countries are mere chess pieces and the populace is purely cattle. They aren’t even interested in money because they have more than god-its power they are consumed with acquiring. It is also believed, "they" are in a deceptive practice of working with the Gray aliens to acquire technology in exchange for human DNA. This DNA is then used for the Gray’s breeding program. But these (old) Elite are not as smart as they think they are. They too, are mortals and shall fall, and their children’s children, will pay for their ego via the Grays deception. Once population discovers their sinister dealings, they are hunted with a ruthless intent. Eventually, what is left of their kind, is removed to the Lower Dimension.
The Fathis Elite on the other hand, are a group of men and women who had survived the Breaking, and even negotiated a treaty with the Galactic Assemblage to let Earth exist. They are karmic-ly advanced and are very knowledgeable with the Ethereal.
Yet, there are aristocracies that take place in both religious and government names, in the form of mass genocide and wars. Religions become more fanatical because they believe the end is near. They become more of a mob mentality, trying to force people to convert to their beliefs. If they don’t convert, they kill them in the name of their god. Kealin’s family came from a similar religious group who ended up on the Upper Dimension. But this group didn’t kill in the name of God. The mockery of a religious war, is to me, as low as humanity can go. Religious wars are just embarrassing. Here you are, trying to preach that your god is a more sentient being then their god, and to prove it you kill someone. That is sooo bass-ackwards!
The scarcities in food and water will eventually force nations to go to war with one another. Ultimately, governments lose control of their people, and all the governments on planet earth implode from within. The knowledge that they (and the Elite) mislead the population on the E.T. infiltration, is their downfall.
The surviving populace resort to small townships to keep the order, and it stays that way, until the Fathis teams are developed.
So again, all of this takes place during the Breaking, creating quite an interesting time to live through.
Stay tuned for part 2.
Is global warming real? My opinion, maybe only a little.
Are we contributing to it?
Again, maybe only a little.
But the thing that many get confused about is, global warming isn't just the planet getting warmer. It is a plethora of over-the-top weather anomalies, like massive snow storms, enormous hurricanes, and record powerful tornado seasons, just to name a few. And these anomalies will occur more frequently and more powerfully than in the past.
Can we stop it? No. I don't think so. I think it is a natural galactic occurrence that happens to our planet on a regular basis. Granted that occurrence maybe every couple thousands of years or so.
But is man adding heat to this fire? I think on a global scale maybe...maybe a little, but I think all the crap we shoot into the air is a needle in the haystack compared to what is heating our solar system.
The "global warming alarmists", are just alarmists, which includes the media, aren't looking at a big enough picture. If you took their statistics and looked at just the earth, then yeah, we should be alarmed. But if you then compare it to the rest of the planets in our solar system, it is as it should be expected.
Even the sun is acting oddly, with the last peak solar cycle quiet as a mouse, there should have been a plethora of sun spots, but there wasn't.
But our entire solar system is warming up.
On a scientific level, objects heat up when friction is applied. What friction is being applied to our entire solar system? Could it correlate with 2012 some how?
But again this is my opinion. Research for yourself to make your own decision.
In order to write believable characters it is always good to have pieces of you, in each character. To people who know me, it is easy to see what parts are me and what parts are contrived. It is good to have characters that vastly differ from one another, gives the story texture. But no one I know is safe really, I’ll take pieces of people I know and incorporate them into characters throughout.
*Each position on the team is associated with a color and a gem stone that is applied to a team’s mascot pin.
Na’tan is the typical controlling personality with a bit of an anxiety disorder. Everyone knows someone like this. Either a parent, a spouse, or sibling that takes on the role of a leader trying to protect everyone and stressing out on “what could happen”. This makes Na’tan a perfect Captain for the Peregrine Falcons.
I guess I do have a bit (LOL) of a controlling attribute but not the anxiety. Na’tan also has a superiority complex, an arrogance that I know I appear to have sometimes. And the feeling that I must always be in control and try to imagine every possible scenario-yeah that’s me.
Na'tan not only has a keen understanding of the smaller parts to a bigger picture, but can see how the bigger picture can influence the universe, which again, makes him an excellent Captain. Over time Na’tan had to learn, and still struggles with, letting go of controlling others. He has a tendency to blame himself if anything goes wrong, and internally beats himself up, until it is almost considered an mental disorder. Thankfully everyone on the team can hear his internal thoughts and can stop him before he goes too far.
Kealin is a girly girl, which I am not. But she is also driven to never being nailed down to anything, which is me to the hilt.
Freedom in all things is beyond important to me, freedom of belief, thoughts, even being tied physically to a place or title.
Yet, Kealin’s avoidance of anything new, is a friend of mine. Kealin will change drastically over the series of the books. Right now, she lacks confidence in everything, especially herself. In her teenage passive aggressive way, she does fight against the concept of being a part of this team because of her trust issues. Again, being forced to be on the Peregrine Falcons goes against her personality, so trusting a group of people and their abilities is currently a bit of a reach for her. But in time, she will come to trust them, and even rely on them. She is also naive and believes that everyone has a loftier goal at heart.
Cornac is that guy that knows he’s gorgeous and has no problem flaunting it and using it to influence people. Everyone knows a guy like this, the hot quarterback, the confident guy who has no problem swaggering into a room full of people, because he thinks everyone in the room either wants to be him or know him. His charisma can be construed as conceit, but let’s face it, guys like that usually get what they want. Cornac and his crude thoughts are without a doubt me. But he enjoys pushing the boundaries and finds life to be amusing. He’s very relaxed and doesn’t stress because he believes life is short. When you gotta go, then it’s time to go, so might as well try everything full throttle until then.
I suppose that is my belief as well. If you don’t try things and push your boundaries then what’s the point of living this life. But I have to say, a part of Cornac is my cat. He knows he's gorgeous, and that he can get whatever he wants with one look.
One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do was write for Nicholas. He is considered the most intelligent and manipulative on the team. Being an Intelligence Information Officer makes it his prerogative to be this way, though I do not get into his craftiness in this book. He has to be able to subtly, psychologically, manipulate alien societies/beings to complete his team’s objective. Nicholas is required to know all the players and their culture. He appears to be the quiet contemplative type who tries to discover all sides to a theory, or person, or situation. Generally IIO are the most intelligent and use more of the brain power than the rest of their teammates. Their memory capacity is beyond measure and for good reason.
I suppose my characteristic that I add to Nicholas is I do know how to manipulate people and situations. Like I said, I didn’t get into the manipulative aspect of Nicholas in this book, I only get into his intelligence and drive for knowledge. But it is difficult writing about a person smarter than yourself. Very difficult. I know what he does-thinks-sees, yet to get it down in words that are a fair representation of Nicholas, is difficult to say the least.
Henry and his blinded belief that everyone has good intentions, has a hard time understanding those who are evil. He is compassionate almost to a fault. Henry cares deeply for everyone, not just his teammates. The only time Henry loses his temper is when a teammate willfully jeopardizes their health. But he continually tries to placate opposing personalities with his gentle disposition. He is a nurturer but finds being on a Fathis team invigorating and a testament of testing his limits as a healer. Henry is the Falcon’s moral compass and is the loving father figure everyone can rely on.
Henry is possibly the character that is least like me, but I know several people that emulate him.
Hands down my favorite character is Ray-cause he’s such an ass. In the first book he hates Kealin. In the second, he does a 180 and becomes overprotective of her. You get a feel for his extreme personality. Ray is always misinterpreted and appears to look at things in a black and white manner. He blatantly speaks his mind (his “filter button is broken”). “Tactless” would be a good word for Ray. And he fully embraces his OCD’s. Everything in his life/world must be perfectly in-order, and anything that seems chaotic and unpredictable (Kealin), he shies away from. His ego is ridiculously enormous. You may love him, you may hate him, but he is who he is, and Ray’s changing for no one. He would share similar characteristics with Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory on CBS, except Ray knows how to physically fight. All his pent-up frustrations and anger, is funneled into his fighting skills, making him as lethal as a martial arts expert.
Being misunderstood is something I can relate to. Many times something comes out of my mouth is misinterpreted completely. So many times... And people always seem to believe there is an ulterior motive, but 98% of the time it’s just their suspicious mind over-thinking what I’ve said. Matter of fact, if I say something and you don’t “feel” you’re being misled, is when I am misleading a person :) (That is where my "Nicholas characteristics" comes out) And again people do seem to believe I am tactless at times (I'm just being truthful). And when I was young I used to think Sesame Street was demeaning. I couldn’t stand watching it. Of course, I didn’t know the word “demeaning” at the time, but there ya go. That is a very "Ray observation".
Thatcher is a loner with an eccentric disposition. In the past he struggled with being different, but came to the healthy conclusion that he is who he is, and he shouldn’t care if he fit-in with his fellow Engineers. Soon, he learned to embrace his differences, making him more confident yet more reclusive. Thatcher is very relaxed and has a certain boyish charm, though can appear strange to people outside his team because of his habit of saying incomplete thoughts. Thatcher could spend days absorbed in a piece of equipment and not even realize days have gone by. Usually his emotions are so strong that they affect him physically. And he shows little interest in anything beyond his technical universe, making him appear lazy.
I can be a bit of a loner. I could spend days without talking to anyone, and it doesn’t bother me one bit. And I have gotten tunnel vision where time, doesn’t seem to exist.
Many of these characters is an extension of me but there are also pieces of people that I know. Who do I relate to the most, would be a toss-up between Na’tan and Ray.
Say I place a food order, I want this food to be “just so” (Na’tan). I like to eat one item on my plate at a time (Ray), but every so often I like to mix things up just to screw with myself (Cornac). My construed splitting of my personality makes the characters come alive in Fathis: Birth of a Falcon.
1 can of 15oz tomato sauce
(some times I add a small can of diced stewed tomatoes to make it chunky)
2 large minced garlic cloves
dash of onion flakes
dash of Oregano
dash of crushed Rosemary
pinch of Basil
a little salt and pepper
Mix all this together and let it simmer.
either buy real pizza dough from your grocer
Buy Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast
(check yeast packet for ingredients needed to make dough)
Put oven at 425 degrees
Follow instructions on Yeast packet
After dough is prepared and spread out on either pizza stone or cookie sheet, let it bake in the oven before you put any toppings on, just until the dough starts to bubble, then pull it out.
Add sauce and toppings
cover in 2 cups mozzarella
Place on center rack in oven, watch for the cheese to brown a little and bubble. (Approx. 15 min)
Mint Chip Ice cream, Krispy Kreme donuts, homemade pizza, pralines, Chinese chicken salad...mmmmm!