You’ll find a PDF access to a longish essay ‘The Body Electric … An Exploration of Human Identity in the Digital Age’ in this post from October 2021:
Science of the Heart – a link to an article of mine written in 2003. The article has since been updated, but I share the original version here. The ideas are inspired by the great mystic Ibn ‘Arabi and sum up an approach to life that informs my writing.
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Below, I had posted DRAFT chapters from a sequel to Course of Mirrors – SHAPERS
I’m presently completely absorbed in the writing, so I took the material down, apart from the first paragraph.
Illustration by Arthur Rackham ( 1887-1939)
Pale mist poured over the rim of the sea, the kind forming when warm milk hits a cold pail. Luke and I had boarded the Engrail sailing to the West Isles. I felt displaced, anxious about conditions on deck, and there was a deeper unease, which would soon be vindicated. I had told Luke about Cara, my spirit companion, but not that she lived centuries ahead in the future. He might question my sanity, like Katun, who scoffed at hearing voices, in dreams or bright daylight – he called it ‘raving nonsense.’
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