Pedro Mendoza's Violin
Pedro is a boy born into poverty and deprivation. He works alongside his family in a Manila garbage dump. He would have no chance of escape from this life however unbeknown to him a foreigner living... More > in Manila is diagnosed with terminal cancer and confronts the reality of life, that we are all mortal and all possessions and material things are transient attachments. He instructs his family that on his death they are to throw away his beloved violin. It should be thrown to the winds and allowed to find its new owner. Pedro finds the violin in a wooden crate in the garbage dump. He wants to keep it and actually begins to play the instrument. After learning to play the violin he is discovered by an Australian engaged in charity work visiting Manila's slums. He arranges a music scholarship for Pedro in Australia. He achieves great success, but must return to his homeland to complete his destiny. It is a story, of hope, of wonder, and of how everything is connected together in the web of human existence.< Less
The 4S Handbook: Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome.
When Hell is the noises that other people make! Sniffing, Gulping, Lip smacking, Loud chewing, Jaw clicking, Noisy breathing, Slurping, Licking fingers. Aaaaaarrrgggghhh! There are certain... More > individuals on this planet, and the author of this book is one of them, who live a nightmare. This nightmare occurs every day, and it can occur in any place where there are other people. The triggering sounds can lead to anger, frustration, rage, depression and isolation. The condition has led to relationships breaking up. It has led to physical assaults. It has resulted in the loss of employment. It may have even led in at least one case to homicide. The nightmare has a name: 4S, or Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome. This little handbook is for those who suffer from 4S. It will also help clinicians and the relatives and friends of sufferers understand this syndrome which can so blight a person’s life.< Less
The Five Keys to the Kingdom of the Apocalypse
We now have the power to harness the fires of Hell. Mankind has the capacity to destroy the human species, and terror may strike at any time, in any place. Martin Hoffman is a billionaire... More > industrialist, and the head of a cult that has tasked itself with the destruction of the human race. This is to allow the unfettered supremacy of artificial intelligence, which is viewed by the cult as the next stage of evolution. Wesley Sinclair is an ordinary man, a computer science student, who is drawn into the cult and then frees himself from its grasp when he discovers its true agenda. Weapons that harness the fires of Hell, human vivisection, bisexual orgies in Bangkok, and entombment are some of the themes of this story. The story takes one from the pleasures of paradise to the destruction of humans by spontaneous human combustion. It will answer the question, ‘Are human beings now obsolete and will Homo sapiens be superseded by machines?’ The battle has begun for the fate of the Earth and the human race. Be ready.< Less
Death and Afterlife: The Philippine Experience
This book is a fascinating journey through all of the issues relating to death. And we go beyond the point of death, which is often difficult to define, and into the experience of the Afterlife. It... More > is a fully researched book written by a Registered Nurse. The author also outlines how individuals have revived spontaneously after death, victims of the Lazarus Syndrome. An examination of paranormal experiences takes place with incredible descriptions of exorcisms and spirit hauntings. Also given are the experiences of a Filipino psychic priest who receives visits from departed souls. Near Death Experiences are also analyzed as is their true nature. Are they real or imagined? He discusses death as something that we cannot avoid and here is the ‘nuts and bolts’ of death, from what we are likely to die of to how our bodies are embalmed. It is an incredible look at what occurs on the borderlands of life, death and consciousness. We are all going to die and one can only say: you had better read this book!< Less