Geeky book and product reviews



In my mailbox: Communing with the Ancestors

Communing with the Ancestors is by Raven Grimassi and published by Weiser Books. I want to thank Weiser for the free advanced review copy. I’ll certainly review this one…



In my mailbox: February 4th

mailbox020416The mailman was kind to me and dropped off a copy of “The Children Of Roswell” by Thomas Carey and Donald Schmitt and published by New Page Books. I want to thank the folks at New Page Books and Warwick Associates for this free review copy.

…The Children of Roswell: A Seven-Decade Legacy of Fear, Intimidation, and Cover-Ups

This is not just another book about Roswell. It’s not about any of the events surrounding one of the most famous UFO incidents of all time. It’s not even about any of the men or women involved in the recovery of a spaceship and its crew in the summer of 1947.

Rather, it’s about the aftermath–the lifetime impact Roswell has had on the families who were forced to live with the truth while accepting the government’s account of the incident, then forced to face years of suppression and fear of reprisal from a government sworn to protect them.

Despite the government’s best efforts to explain it away, after nearly 70 years, Roswell is a story that just won’t disappear. Parents who were present during or immediately after the incident may have passed on, but their children know what happened‚ and have paid dearly for their knowledge. These are their stories. You will finally learn the truth about:

  • The daughter of a witness to an alien body who discovered that her phone had been bugged for years.

  • How the U.S. Air Force tried to change the mind of the son of the Roswell intelligence officer in 1995.

  • What really became of the son of the principle witness, who disappeared in 1960.These are stories worth reading that force you to think about why the government would go to such lengths to keep these families quiet.


New title from Weiser Books

Bloody Mary’s Guide to Hauntings, Horrors, and Dancing with the Dead

by Bloody Mary

“Fascinating insight through Bloody Mary’s eyes into the paranormal and New Orleans. A hauntingly good read.” – Nick Groff, co-author of Chasing Spirits and founding team member of Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures


Journey through compelling chapters and meet 50 ghosts as Bloody Mary shares with readers her experiences with the ghosts and haunted happenings of New Orleans. Among the tales of the supernatural are:

  • The spirit of Voodoo Queen : Marie Laveau
  • A meeting with Julie the Ghost of Forbidden Love
  • The story of Madame La Laurie, La Vampyra
  • Meetings with Jean Lafitte, the Gentleman Pirate
  • Encounters with the ghosts in New Orleans graveyards
  • Living with ghosts in Bloody Mary’s own private Haunted home

Each chapter ends with “Afterlife Lessons and Warnings” with a recap of the Spirit’s Who’s Who , and what they do to help readers navigate the seen and the unseen worlds.

What makes these stories particularly engaging is Bloody Mary herself. She is not only a psychic investigator, she is also a psychic healer offering healing and kindness to spirits that walk the earth and also helping readers find spiritual lessons in encounters with the spirit world.

(Weiser Books)

The musings of Sharon Day

For a moment, I thought she was going for the Kabbalah. Don’t you love it when thoughts of the Divine interrupt your sleep?

BTW … check more of her musings at Ghost Hunting Theories … (link)

In my mailbox: Missing Connections

missingconnectionsMissing Connections: Challenging the Consensus
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Atlantis Rising (February 1, 2016)
ISBN-10: 0990690423
ISBN-13: 978-0990690429

You’ll have to forgive me for not showing you a picture of me holding the book, but I have the flu and my red, crusty, nose is not something that I want to share. Let’s just say that I am doing you a favor. I will say that I am getting better and enjoying my time reading.

I’ve already read several of the essays in this book and I’ve enjoyed them. The late Philip Coppens has an essay titled “The Other Shroud” that is a Must-Read.  I’ll let you know what I think of the book very soon. Expect to see Missing Connections: Challenging the Consensus land in your favorite bookstore in about a week.

I want to thank Weiser Books and Atlantis Rising for this free review copy.


Yeti Is Real, DNA Proves It, Claims Scientist Bryan Sykes

Professor Bryan Sykes tested hair samples from various sightings and makes a startling claim.

Bigfoot, Yeti, and the Last Neanderthal
A Geneticist’s Search for Modern Apemen
Bryan Sykes
ISBN: 9781938875151
Book (Paperback)
Disinformation Books

Growing Celery Simple Method

This is a brief video by one of my favorite bloggers, Sharon Day, of Ghost Hunting Theories (link). I really like seeing people growing their food and videos like this show how to make the process simple.

Book burners

I guess in the world that we live in today, burning a few “unapproved” books is fairly unimportant.

Russian authorities have burned more than 50 books and pulled more than 500 other volumes from college libraries on the grounds they contain sentiments “alien to Russian ideology.”

I just can’t help but think that those who attempt revise, erase, and sanitize, History are doomed to fail. You can take down monuments, burn books, and re-spin, History as much as you like but, sooner or later, the truth will come out.

My suggestion to Russia and others of that ilk is not burning books but writing more. Let’s have a dialogue. To me it seems that hiding History is the only argument of a limited mind.


source: ABC

Review: How to Use a Pendulum for Dowsing and Divination

9781578635894_1433357664How to Use a Pendulum for Dowsing and Divination
by Dr. Ronald L. Bonewitz, Lilian Verner-Bonds
ISBN: 9781578635894
Book (Paperback)
Weiser Books
160 pages
January 10, 2016

Product description:

Anyone can learn to use a pendulum. This powerful tool brings together the left and right sides of the brain and acts as an antenna, helping you tune into your intuition and pick up on energies and vibrations emitted by people, objects, and places.

Crammed with practical exercises, dowsing charts, and maps, all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions, this pack includes everything you need to get started. Follow the simple exercises to discover how to interpret the movements of the pendulum and your yes and no responses; then begin to experiment with a whole host of applications. Answer questions, make decisions, predict events, find your perfect partner or job, locate lost objects, search for missing people or pets, uncover hidden treasure or archaeological remains, detect water, dowse over maps, improve health, balance chakras, and more! Whether using your pendulum just for fun or as a tool to seek guidance in your life, you’ll be amazed at the results.

This unique kit includes a 160-page book, fold-out dowsing charts, and a genuine pendulum with a metal chain.

My thoughts:

I have been tinkering around with the pendulum for about 2 weeks and, as many of you might have expected, I’ve had mixed results.  Let’s just chalk up the results to operator error. As with so many things in life, a pendulum requires time and practice.

The book is very informative though diminutive, all to often, the chapters seemed to leave me wanting more. I would like to have seen a much larger, beefier, version of the book. Having said that, if you want a quick course in the basics — this is your book.

As a male, I would have preferred a different pendulum. The pendulum in the kit seemed small and was feminine. Don’t get me stated on phallic humor. I’d also like smaller charts, I don’t understand why the charts were so large and unwieldy.

All in all, I learned a lot about a topic so distorted by Hollywood. It is a kit that will open you up to a much larger world. I give it 4 stars out of 5 and recommend it to those interested in exploring their spirituality.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this kit free from Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

This week with the Kindle Fire

kindlefire010816It’s hard to believe that I have had a Kindle Fire for over 2 weeks. I don’t know if it will be something that I will continue to use in the future, maybe it’s just that it is so new, but I am really hooked on it so far. I am even getting used to playing Angry Birds, something that was a source of frustration and profanity, and I’m actually enjoying the experience.

I have devoured several ebooks. Titles as diverse as cooking, Christian, Mysteries, Sci-Fi, comic books, — well you get the idea. Expect to see a list of my weekly ebooks in the future, along with some of my Kindle discoveries, successes, and major screw-ups.

The case for my Kindle looks like an old map and it has a world traveler/steampunk vibe to it. I wanted to link it but I couldn’t find it on Amazon — go figure. Oh well, let’s see how long I stick with the Kindle before returning to book books.

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