Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Haroun

I love origins. So while working on the sequel to BRITTLE, I came across this little tidbit, related to the book I just finished, Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. (That book - <3 - tells of a great storyteller whose 'input pipe' ( from the Story  Stream) has been shut off by a magical plumber-type being from another world, and his son's great journey to a world beyond the moon in order to get it open again.

Anyway, while reading about the jnun (djinn, "genies") of North Africa, I started reading about some of the greatest jnun and came across this: "The most popular (jnun) are Haroun and Harouna -- two Jewish names -- aquatic monsters that live in the Sebou." The Sebou is a river in northern Morocco.

Yeah I'm a geek. Haha  LUVIN IT

Friday, July 20, 2012

Book Twins' review

Indeed, I've been a bit preoccupied lately, but here's Jen's fantabulous review!!
click here to be transported


I'm redefining "late" ;)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The sensational Soma over at the Insomnia Of Books loved BRITTLE to pieces!!! Insane 5-heart review <3<3<3<3<3

"Jordan Calher has my heart pounding so hard, waiting for Book 2 in the series, and trust me, this novel will sure make the top 5 in your list of all-time favorite books."

click here to read the review

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

OpenSource for the human soul

As a former student of world religions, peaked interest in all things spiritual/magical/mysterious/occult, I'm obliged to share this phenomenal database: Internet Sacred Text Archive. From African to Zoroastrian, Americana Atlantis and DNA to Roma Shinto and SubRosa, Qabalah, Book of Shadows, Biblical Apocrypha and Chaldean, Osiris, Shamanism...... Heard of the Library of Alexandria? Well it's here

Oh, and as you're busy commanding spirits and djinns, manipulating the forces of fortune, I could use a few thousand $ :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

A little delayed, but here's another author interview, posted by the magnanimous Mandy at the

"I read Indie" book blog

<3<3 lovin' life........ :)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

PaperCutsYA blog interview!

The wonderful Samantha at the equally amazing PaperCutsYA blog has posted an interview with yours truly. Check it out!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Brittle available on Kindle and Nook



BRITTLE is now available in full on Barnes & Noble for Nook and on Amazon for Kindle
Stay tuned for hard copy

:):)every day I see my dream

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

BRITTLE explores the fact that the slave pegged for bewitching the first group of Salem Village girls brought her occult practices from Barbados, where she was "purchased". What occult practices are there in the Caribbean? Voodoo. But why isn't much said of this?

Sara gets mixed up with Baron LaCroix, one of the Guede Loa spirits of death, the afterlife, and other non-YA things. In BRITTLE, I take some poetic license and mix certain elements of other Loa to form Baron LaCroix's character. 

This is the image on Sara's amulet:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

moving day

Moving shop to Facebook. Click on Jordan Calher, author to check it out. Stay tuned for purchase info on BRITTLE

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Nightmare


This wood engraving from J Cazotte's 1845 book, Le Diable Amoureux, entitled "The Nightmare".

"Mare" was the Old English word for  "succubus".  That's the demon that descends at night, landing on peoples' chests, suffocating them and causing bad dreams.

This is one of the facts told in BRITTLE, my Urban Fantasy available for purchase soon. Preview the first 5 chapters here . Keep watching this blog, or my author site , for details.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

petition - internet censorship bill

The US government is back at at it. Individuals (political, corporate, or otherwise) will have the power to arbitrarily block access to internet sites. "Arbitrary" in the same fabricated, on-demand sense as the WBush administration's justification for war in Iraq. (A similar internet censorship bill was killed by petitions last year before it reached the floor). Click here to sign a petition. More info there, too.

Friday, December 2, 2011

IMAGE


I'm still here. 

This pic is just weird -- a little disturbing, with a nice touch of cuteness and some demonic element. Animals with human heads, or humanized qualities, were a favorite way to picture the work of the devil. Or if you go further back, just plain supernatural. Shamans' helpers were animals or insects of all kinds, psychopomps delivering them (the shamans) into the realms beyond the physical. 


- a group of squirrels is called a "dray". (as in "a flock")
- squirrels are associated with Fire and the East
- in Norse mythology a red squirrel lives in the World Tree. He is a messenger carrying people's words and thoughts between the realms
- in Native American traditions, the squirrel symbolizes trust
- if you see a squirrel on Valentines' Day, you will marry a cheapskate who will hoard all your money (hahaha)








Saturday, November 26, 2011

sin


 SIN...all good Christians/Jews/Muslims know about Moses receiving the ten commandments on Mt Sinai from the hand of God, yeah? "Sinai" is the "Mountain of the Moon", "Sin" being the Moon God. Sin ruled the land of Sinim (Isaiah 49:12), which meant "land of the lunar mountain". His Chaldean name was Kingu, and Kingu received the Tablets of Law from the primal Mother of Creation, Tiamat. Christianity (like many other religions) simply appropriated existing beliefs -- by word or sword (holy swords, of course). When Kingu became Moses' God, he kept the same mountain throne and the same tablets.


 Stick with me here. Everyone knows Jesus was a Jew. Judaism was born of Islam. Abraham is the common denominator, that's why we speak of "the Abrahamic faiths" (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). Now, the god Moses met on Mount Sinai claimed to be the god of Abraham, though he said **Abraham knew him by a different name** (Exodus 6:3). Perhaps this name was....Kingu, or Sin.


 Gonna continue this post, cause what's contained in the Ka'Bah is very interesting and relates to this. (The Ka'bah is the black box in the middle of Mecca, the one thing that 1.5 BILLION muslims face and pray fervently to FIVE TIMES a day. That's a hell of a lot of attention. INtention.)

Friday, November 18, 2011

IMAGE - friggin hilarious Benetton unhate

how about we add this to the list of images I LOOVE. Two figures I'd rather see? How about... Jesus and Muhammad, Rush Limbaugh and Elton John (or Richard Simmons!), W Bush and binLaden.....

Thursday, November 17, 2011

AUDIO - Yggdrasil - Beyond the Borders of Sanity








aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.............................  this is the way the world should be.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Eve - continued from "soul", 10/18

We all know Eve from the Bible, the "Mother of All Living". In India her title (long before Christian scriptures appeared) was Jiva or Ieva, the Creatress of all manifested forms. After Jesus' crucifixion, one of the earliest groups of Christians were the Gnostics, from the word "gnosis", or "knowledge". A direct knowledge of the Christ spirit. Interesting that basically none of what the first Christians believed made it through the filter of Church Fathers, the Papacy, Rome, or the other near countless dilutions of spiritual truth. 

Gnostic scriptures said Adam was created by the power of Eve's word, not God's. She said, "Adam, live! Rise up upon the earth!" As soon as she spoke the word, her word became reality. Adam rose up and opened his eyes. "When he saw her, he said, 'You will be called "the mother of the living," because you are the one who gave me life'." - translation from The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels, Random House 1979

Saturday, November 12, 2011

IMAGE - difference







Thanks Doc, for posting a link to this image under my "SOUL" entry. I posted the image itself cause I love it.