I would like to share with you a short extract from the Book of Shirith-Kah. A prediction of what will come, a warning that mankind has fallen from grace, pointing the way back to the righteous path. An explanation perhaps, of how the scene was first set for the Dreaming God Chronicle.
“When the gods speak, they have not the voices of mortal men. They cannot be understood by words or speeches or written scrolls. When the gods speak, the heavens move, the seas rage and the wind whispers across the land. When the gods speak, mountains rise and kingdoms fall, life begins, and life ends. This […]
A few years ago I had a slightly scary experience when training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, where my instructor devoted a lesson to developing an awareness of what is going on around you, trying to sense where other students were with your eyes shut. The Japanese call it haragei. I volunteered to kneel in front of the instructor […]
All creative writers go through this genesis, of creating something from nothing. But it is never quite nothing. We give birth to ideas, stories and characters from the primordial heavens, inspired by memories, experiences, moments where our attention is drawn to something different from the norm. Sometimes these things are the unimportant detritus of life, things […]