Little-Understood and Mysterious,
but Part of Us All
Everyone has their own ideas of what dreams are, and what they mean – if anything! Dreams might be the
most often discussed yet little understood phenomenon common to all humans – though animals also dream. Certain professions claim dreams as their exclusive turf …
This article is addressed to those people who aren’t sure about the answer to this question. I am sure that many animal lovers will reply without hesitation that animals demonstrate spiritual
characteristics, often to a greater degree than some humans. (!) But others aren’t so sure.
I’m proud to announce that The Way of the Eagle: An Early California Journey of Awakening was
named a Medal-Winning Finalist in the Novella category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
The competition is the largest not-for-profit awards program for independent publishers and is presented by
I wanted to say a bit about a category of fiction sometimes called “visionary fiction” and sometimes “spiritual fiction.” There are also other variations such as “inspirational fiction” and
“metaphysical fiction.” My novella, The Way of the Eagle: An Early California Journey of Awakening, takes
place in a historical Native American setting …
To all fans of the book, I’m delighted to announce that The Way of the Eagle
has been honored as an Award-Winning Finalist in the Visionary Fiction category of The USA “Best Books 2011” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.Thousands of books
in many categories were entered in this competition, including books published by mainstream publishers, smaller houses and independent publishers and authors. Each category had one winner
If you asked a person on the street who the original inhabitants of Los Angeles were,
many would say the Spanish, and others the Mexicans. And some might say the film companies! None of these would be correct.
The original peoples of Los Angeles were a culturally rich tribe called the Gabrielino-Tongva, or just the Tongva, which means “People of the Earth.” The name “Gabrielino” was used
because so many Tongva lived …
In my last post on this
blog, Are We Really Living in the Matrix (also posted on my new blogsite, MagicalMysticalYou.com), I talked about the possibility that we can affect the physical universe around us through our intention.
A similar phenomenon is people’s demonstration of “kinetic” psychic abilities – they can control movement at a distance (without physically touching an object). …
What do I mean by “a virtuous or spiritual life”? I’m not here addressing holy sisters, priests, monks, apostles, or full-time religious devotees. Instead, I’m talking about most people — those who want to live a good, productive life in keeping with their dreams, goals and the spiritual and moral/ethical values they hold dear. In other words, possibly you! So, perhaps you’ve wondered, to live the best life I am capable of, must I have a serious attitude and engage in serious endeavors most of the time? When I engage in some light diversion is it an omission or a … Continue reading
“Rainy River” by Doug Fairchild. Used with permission. When I was about five, the dramatized story of Peter Pan came on television. I loved everything about the story. I fell in love with Peter Pan (not realizing he was played by a woman, Mary Martin). Tinkerbell was a bright sparkling little light who darted about during the show, working magic. I loved the idea of Tinkerbell having magic fairy dust she could sprinkle around to create wondrous effects. Best of all, at the very end of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell sprinkled fairydust toward the audience and told them that if they … Continue reading
Novels about magic, wizards, giants, vampires and other strange creatures, and the amazing worlds they all inhabit, are very popular
these days, and their popularity has been growing for at least the last 3 or 4 decades, in my own observation. I have long believed that a part of this popularity is due to people’s innate
longing for and seeking of the spiritual truth about …
As the holidays approach, a little reminder that The Way of the Eagle: an Early California Journey of Awakening will make a great
inspirational gift for the holiday season. Two readers expressed this so well:
“This is a wonderful story that thoroughly entertains while teaching spiritual values and some history of
an important culture in our world. I couldn’t help thinking while reading this story that it should be in every school library; it’s …
Very nice news! Kirkus Reviews Indie selected my book as one of their Editor’s Picks last week (July 18-24, 2011) and the book cover was displayed at the top of their Indie page with several other books. The book is no longer posted in the Editor’s Picks area, but can be found in the Kirkus Indies book listings. Kirkus Indies.
I was gratified to find a thoughtful review of my book on the Goodreads.com website written by Beth, an historian in England whose avocation is reviewing historical fiction and other genres. As a new fiction author, I very much appreciate Beth taking the time to formulate this review. I have excerpted some of the comments from her long piece: “….The story reminded me strongly of the Native American myths and legends I read as a child, it manages to capture the same spirit and essence, but the characters and the plot are all new, and Lamont adds a fresh twist to the tale by including elements of … Continue reading
Great news! The Way of the Eagle is now available at the Barnes and Noble website for Nook e-readers, and on Amazon.com for Kindles, both priced very low to give you a great value and illustrated with six original pieces of artwork! Here are the links: Buy at Amazon.com for your Kindle Buy at Barnes and Noble for your Nook Also look in the app stores on your Sony and Apple mobile devices to purchase it there! Good reading! D.E. Lamont
I know it can be hard to know whether a story will interest you and decide whether or not to read it. I thought I’d let you know a little more of this story’s “inside story.” The thing that I believe is most unusual about my story is first, that it concerns a time period in the history of the west coast of North America (before the European explorers arrived), and an entire culture (that of the Tongva), which have been almost entirely omitted from literature. To the best of my knowledge, very little has been written about Southern California’s original peoples. Because my … Continue reading