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GOOD MORNING

If you’re anything like me, you like to greet every new day with a sense of wonder. You might have some kind of ritual that focuses you and creates a good headspace for the day ahead – and if you don’t, I … Continue reading

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BREAD AND CIRCUSES

Panem et Circenses: Latin, literally “bread and circuses,” a phrase supposedly coined by Juvenal, describing the cynical formula of the Roman emperors for keeping the masses content with ample food and entertainment. On a podcast by Tim Ferriss that I was … Continue reading

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THE RAVEN

How do you tell a thrilling story, that resonates forever and raises goosebumps, in a mere few hundred words? For those who look a little deeper into the nature of the human subconscious, something becomes immediately evident: our subconscious minds (and … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF MANTRA

One of the most ancient, and yet overlooked, sources of harnessed universal power is that of seed sound. And yet, despite the casual faddishness with which many people associate the reciting of mantras, there is a deep and innate power in their … Continue reading

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A MOST UNUSUAL MAN

The Count of Saint-Germain is one of the most fascinating historical characters I have ever encountered. In The Warlock, of course, he is mentioned as the great, great, great-grandfather of Evan Durning, the young hero – and yet, many readers … Continue reading

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A PLACE OF MAGIC

As my group of proofreaders and editorial helpers read through the first drafts of The Warlock , something very interesting happens: they all ask the same question. And that question concerns the town of Long Bell, where the events of The Warlock unfold. … Continue reading

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QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST

Chapter 1: Conan joins the pirates Believe green buds awaken in the spring,  That autumn paints the leaves with somber fire;  Believe I held my heart inviolate  To lavish on one man my hot desire.                    The Song of Belît … Continue reading

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