S Svendsen

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I am an independent conservative-liberal universalistic general semanticist. There...I have bared my soul! One of General Semantics' propositions is that our beliefs and opinions only hold true for the exact instant in which they are being expressed.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 146 - Total Helpful Votes: 174 of 226
Universe of Worlds: Exploring the Frontiers of the&hellip by Robert J. Grant
Grant has stitched together a collection of quotations and references about the afterlife together with his own illuminations on the subject. There is by no means overwhelming agreement among mystics, psychics, mediums and esotericists about this topic; Grant has been careful not to include contradictions. I will say, however, that the school of thought he advocates does represent the great majority of writers who have expounded on the meaning of human existencebefore, during and after our earthly sojourn. This being an A.R.E. publication, it supports the fundamentals voiced by Edgar Cayce while in his between-worlds state of trance (when he regained consciousness he was unaware of what he… Read more
The Gunner by Paul Almond
The Gunner by Paul Almond
This is the sixth book in the Alford Saga, and the second to relate to war. The fifth book dealt with the Boer War and this one with the First World War. The narrator is Eric Alford, the grandson of James Alford who jumped ship and made a home in the wilds of the Gaspé in the first novel The Deserter. All of the books are partially based on the experiences of the authors own ancestors. Almonds father was named Eric Alford and he fought in the battles described. Two more books will complete the eight volume series.

Almond read over a hundred books and consulted numerous historians to write this book. The result shows. He says it was the most difficult of the eight books… Read more
Trilby by George Du Maurier
Trilby by George Du Maurier
This may be a quaint and charming novel about English and German artists in Paris in the 1850s, but I would recommend it mostly for English lit majors who have a good mastery of French. This Oxford edition comprises three hundred pages of the novel itself, which includes many excellent illustrations by the author. But the novel is peppered with French verses, phrases, dialogue and cultural references; there is also German, slang and dialect. The back of the book has almost forty pages of 302 explanatory notes and even they dont answer all the questions that may puzzle the reader. Having to constantly refer to the explanations disrupts the reading experience totally. Besides, I did not… Read more