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Otium sine litteris mors est.

TENETS

* Nothing is, or is as it is, unless someone says and judges it to be so. Who then is (or who is it we say is) the judge, including the final judge?
* If we ever experienced a problem anywhere, it came about, in some degree, due to certain wrong assumptions, either co-present with, or just prior to the given problem's actually taking place.
* Unless you believe in God, the One, and or the infinite, every assumption is contingent.
* PROCESS (or if you prefer spirit, or activity) PRECEDES IMAGE. Image may, to some extent, (and sometimes almost perfectly) represent process. But process is always superior to and always more real than image. If process precedes image this might suggest also that mind precedes matter and energy.
* Everything we believe, or say we know, is based on a factual or value judgment. Both kinds of judgment always entail the other to some extent, and nothing can be known or exists for us without them.
* No fact or purported fact is true or false without someone to assert and believe it to be such. If an assertion or claim is deemed true or false then, and we are thorough, we should ask who is it that says so (or has said so), and what criteria are (were) they using? There is no such thing as "faceless" truth or reality -- at least none we are capable of knowing.
* You can't escape reason. If you aren't rational yourself, someone else will be rational for you; nor do their intentions toward you need to be friendly or benevolent.
* Every point of view and opinion has its truth to it -- even the most abhorrent and unacceptable to us. This said, we are naturally inclined to assume that some opinions have much greater truth to them than others. Even so, what little truth there is in any point of view must, at least at some juncture, and certainly with respect to issues of heated controversy, be justly and reasonably respected. Why? Because we would not be honest (and therefore not truthful) if we didn't.
*Ultimately, and when all is said and done, thought without heart is nothing.
* Most, if not all, of society's very worst problems arise from (certain) spirit people and those who listen to them -- whether the former comes in the shape of "God," angel, devil or what have you. It is these people who are most the source and cause of real unhappiness. If then you chance to have contact with such, while having (one assumes) overcome their lures, deceptions, and pretenses of benevolence and higher knowledge, I recommend that this (i.e., "unhappiness" or "unhappiness itself") is what you call them. Blame them for (most) everything wrong; for it is it is they who have been and are the ruin of everyone and everything (that is, if anyone is or could be said to be so.)

Mottos:
"When you can face me, I'll consider taking you seriously."
"Millions for defense; not one cent for tribute!"
"The whole of the city is at the mercy of a gang of criminals, led by a man who calls
himself 'the Kid.' And I'm the only one who can find him for you." (RE see here.)

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Wm. Thos. Sherman - AUTHOR PAGE - at amazon.com, including available book titles

and

THE LIBRARY OF EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE (with me as series editor) or see also List of titles.
Note. Of late I noticed the LEAL link (just above) takes one to amazon.com main page; to get specifically to the LEAL titles there,
click the link a second, or if need be a third, time. (My apologies, I don't know how or why of late this strange problem arose.)

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17. And yet, O you great worshippers and priests of the deities, why, as you assert that those most holy gods are enraged at Christian communities, do you not likewise perceive, do you not see what base feelings, what unseemly frenzies, you attribute to your deities? For, to be angry, what else is it than to be insane, to rave, to be urged to the lust of vengeance, and to revel in the troubles of another's grief, through the madness of a savage disposition? Your great gods, then, know, are subject to and feel that which wild beasts, which monstrous brutes experience, which the deadly plant natrix contains in its poisoned roots.
~ Arnobius (c.284-c.305), Against the Heathen (Book I)

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These past few days, I was occupied finishing up putting together, editing, and making ready for publishing my recent KDP endeavor. When done with the final touches, just yesterday I found myself browsing through some of online news pages and channels. This included the Fox news website. Among other stories there was included one about how there was a petition for a re-trial in the conviction of Scott Peterson for the death of wife and child back in 2002, based on the argument that one or more of jurors was biased going into the case.

In briefly looking the story over about the original abduction and murder, it drew my curiosity. What could possibly have been Scott Peterson's motive? It made absolutely no sense to me. Next I found myself watching most of the 6 hour documentary done by A&E via YouTube.

Inasmuch as at the moment I have other work projects to attend to, and for other reasons, I did not care to write a full or proper article of my reaction to what I subsequently saw and heard in the documentary. Consequently what follows are simply some notes and observations of things that came to mind, and which some may find of interest.

Although it is stated by one interviewee in the program that one had to have been living in far off Burma to not to have known about the Laci Peterson murder story, it so happened that I had never heard of it before, and which amazed me because I was and am pretty good at following news headlines. Why then I wondered hadn't I heard about this most unusual and sensational story? Again to make a long story short, one guess was that it was kept from me by the criminal spirit people/regular hench person group that was (and still is) harassing me. How could they have kept or concealed it form me? For brevity's sake, I just as soon not get into that just here. But if one grants that they had the ability to effect this, their motive in concealing the story form me, or so I surmised and surmise, was that because they and or friends of theirs were involved in the Peterson crime, and the people who routinely harassed me did not want to be reminded of that case while they were already occupied bothering me. In short, even hardened and violent criminals can only take so much of what they do or of their criminal ties and record, struck me as one possible motive for wanting me not to know about that tragic story from Modesto, CA.

There are other-worldly aspects to the Peterson crime that remind me of those same people I did and do have dealings with harassing me, such as:

* Scott Peterson's apparent fore knowledge of the loss of his wife (as reported by his girl friend.)

* The handling of the fetus by the murderers reminded me of how the new born kittens were ripped form the mother's womb in my own story. See my "Narrative," page 26, footnote 26 at .pdf

* A major problem with the whole case against Scott Peterson is that there is no plausible or ostensible motive for the crime, other than that he was psycho. After all, why such a brutal and gruesome crime just so he could go on dates with other girls? If it were as bad as all that, would not divorce have made more sense? That all being so, perhaps "these" people (or again associates or affiliates of such as who did and do bother me) somehow needed or wanted a victim. Scott was perhaps in debt to such, and it was suggested he lose his unborn child to pay them back. Debt for what? Perhaps, and this is sheer speculation, he was involved in the abduction death of the girl reported while he was in college; mentioned in the documentary. But if not this, something else that had him in debt with these people; caused him to collaborate in the death of his unborn son as payment; resulting however also in the loss of his wife as well (though this last may have been also part of the or as such necessary payment we hypothocate here.) That the crime occurred on Christmas Eve only contributes to the likelihood of criminal spirit people (and hench-person) involvement. If correct, the idea is that others committed the actual crime, and Peterson was only an accomplice by knowledge of it.

* The sometimes palpably absurd incompetence and in addition perhaps indirect complicity by the Modesto police and the later prosecutors perhaps suggest criminal spirit people tripping them up (via "magic" among other modi operandi) and or black-mail related duress and or intimidation.

My apologies for all this being only and merely so much desultory notes, but as I said, I have so much else to get caught up on, including recounting my own crime story and work on my new essay "On Reason, Morality and the would-be gods." Yet if anyone is interested in more on such conjecture as is proffered and suggested just here (for what it is worth), please contact me.

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..JUST OUT from Gun Jones Publishing:

The VICTIM of MAGICAL DELUSION
by Cajetan Tschink
(1795 London edition)

“I...was preparing to rush into eternity, and going to approach the dead with a pistol in my hand, when suddenly the coffin began to shake, the boards to crack, and the cloth to move. I stopped, seized with terror. ‘Ferdinand!’ it resounded from the coffin, and at the same time Amelia arose. Her cheeks were still covered with a livid hue, her eyes shut, her lips blue, and her hands folded. Amazement and horror had fixed me to the floor, my blood curdled in my veins. ‘Ferdinand!’ the corpse addressed me in a hollow accent, ‘Ferdinand, don’t be afraid! My spirit has got leave to return once more to its former abode in order to take leave of thee. Our love was not for this world. Retire to a cloister, and there await the hour which will soon unite us by indissoluble bonds.’ Having pronounced these words, she shut her lips and dropped down again into the coffin...”

Following in the wake of Friedrich Schiller's The Ghost-Seer and enormously popular in its day, Cajetan Tschink's 1790s gothic thriller of trap doors and castles, secret conspiracies, European intrigue, other-worldly magic, heart-tugging romance (joined to some metaphysical speculation of highly questionable value) entertained (if not per se influenced; the point is debatable) Sir Walter Scott, Charles Brockden Brown and the Friendly Club, the Byron/Shelley circle, and others is, by way of its English translation by Peter Will, back in print after over 200 years.

Who, when all is said and done, is the real VICTIM OF MAGICAL DELUSION? In the end, only the reader can say.

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B9933L6P
Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B925VG6D

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* "ORACLES," i.e., the above remarks, quotes, observations, poems, pictures, etc., posted here earlier (or the above continued.)

"Oracles": 2022 -- last updated 12 Aug. 2022 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2021 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2020 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2019 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2018 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2017 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2016 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2015 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2014 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2013 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2012 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2011 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2010 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2009 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2008 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2007 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2003-2006 (.pdf)

Note. Aside from the poems written by myself (i.e., those formally included in Poems by WTS), or material cited or presumably as being from others, there is no copyright on the contents contained in the "Oracles" and they may otherwise and therefore be freely copied, disseminated, or plagiarized as much as anyone cares to do these things.

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To Contact me you can write or call:
William Thomas Sherman
1604 NW 70th St.
Seattle, Washington 98117
206-784-1132
wts@gunjones.com

Secondary email addresses:
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My pages on:
* Scribd * FaceBook * YouTube * 2nd YouTube channel (mostly for popular music)
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ALL SERIOUS INQUIRIES ARE GUARANTEED A REPLY.
Unless you are sending spam, or a general advertisement, or a private subscription I personally signed onto, you are guaranteed an answer from me at any of the above e-mails.

NOTICE: Strange as this might sound, it is not at all impossible that if you call or write me you may be answered by or receive a reply from someone impersonating me. I know this to have happened before. In fact I have had e-mails bounced back to me -- with my e-mail address as the sender -- which I never sent! For this reason I would prefer, if at all possible, people come to my home directly to see me, in order to avoid this sort of nonsense and interference on the part of people interested in discrediting me (due to my being outspoken on the subject of spirit people and other crime related matters.)
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BOOKS
Note. Most of these same books can also be found at archive.org and Scribd, just do a web search and include those site names along with the individual title you are looking for.

If by chance you encounter any problems accessing a .pdf via a given link below, try: Right click "Save as..." to download the .pdf to your PC instead.

* Christ and Truth, FIFTH edition (.pdf) ~ last updated: 25 Jan. 2019

* Peithology: The Nature and Origin of Belief, SEVENTH edition (.pdf) ~ last updated 16 Nov. 2020

* A New Treatise on Hell, fourth edition (.pdf) ~ last updated 25 May 2019
See also A Spirit People Primer, and, very importantly, my personal "Narrative" (.rtf zipped) ~ last updated: 1 Jan. 2014 and in .pdf -- and most recently "Appeal of 2008, and Re-Introduction to Sherman 'Narrative'"

* Calendar and Record of the Revolutionary War in the South: 1780-1781, TENTH edition ~ last updated: 11 Dec. 2018

On a related note, see: Lee's Legion Remembered: Profiles of the 2d Partisan Corps as taken from Alexander Garden's Anecdotes. (.pdf)
And: CONTINENTAL ARMY SERIES (and much else related.)

* Poems by WTS (.pdf)~ last updated 4 Nov. 2020
Translation of Silvae by Publius Papinius Statius (45-96 A.D.) (.pdf)

* Link to my Mabel Normand Home Page, including Mabel Normand Source Book (.pdf)

TRACTS, short pieces, etc.
  • "The Critical Mirror: Making Sense of Film Assessment" (1991) in .pdf ~ last updated 05/18/14
  • Silent Film Reviews written for Classic Images, plus an essay on Film Criticism (.rtf zipped) ~ last updated 5/18/14
  • "Some Tips for New Writers": An in-Progress Checklist (.pdf) ~ last updated 12/31/15
  • On the Rosary (.pdf) ~ last updated 3/30/09
  • "A Proposed Solution to the Somers Mutiny Tragedy"
  • "The Ghost of the Traitor," A Stage Play (.rtf, zipped) ~ last updated 1/18/19 and .pdf
  • "Some Observations Regarding the JFK Assassination" (.pdf) ~ last updated: 10/28/2021
  • ALSO respecting the latter: "Predictive programming Mad magazine style, circa 1963." (A folder of pages, in .jpg, from the same periodical and date.) See: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h2g86VK-DsRspiOub7PnYuwe1CVGdH7b/view?usp=sharing
  • "BEN TURPIN: The Rear Guard of Saxicolous Wayfarers of Cinematic Finitude" (.pdf)

    Miscellaneous

  • "'PRIZE' SHORT STORIES OF JOSEPH P. SHERMAN" [my grandfather]: https://archive.org/details/JosephPSherman
  • MUSIC: * Midi transcription I did of J.S. Bach's Sonata no. 4 in C minor for violin, 4th mov. *My up-tempo Midi transcription of A. Corelli's La Folia *A Sarabande by G. F. Handel
  • U.S. 22nd Pursuit Squadron; see also "A History of U.S. 22nd Aero Squadron" by Arthur Raymond Brooks, et al. (.pdf) and "Capt Arthur Ray Brooks: America's Quiet Ace of W.W.1" by Walter A. Musciano (.pdf)
    * Lafayette Escadrille for Rise of Flight
  • The "Horse and Musket" for PC program by David Erickson, with Frederick the Great battles transferred from "Dragoon" (old version); plus French and Indian War and American Revolutionary War scenarios of my own design: https://archive.org/details/HorseNMusket
  • The Naval War of 1812, Scenarios for Talonsoft's Age of Sail, with historical reference data from Theodore Roosevelt's work of that title. For the reference data only (in .pdf), see: https://archive.org/details/dataforwarof1812seaengagements
  • Model Ship Page
  • "Single-handedly,
    Fought both the League of Horror
    And the Organization Against Freedom
    For over a Decade,
    AND beat them -- MANY times!"

    Since I mention it nowhere else at this website or in my writings, and just for the record -- I was born on March 23, 1961 in Rockville Centre, New York (on Long Island.) My father's side of the family was and is entirely Irish and lived in New York City; while my mother's was and is entirely Lithuanian and came from Ansonia, Connecticut. In the summer of 1972, my family (my father was in Reinsurance) moved to the Medina section of Bellevue, Washington, and have, for the most part, lived in the general Seattle area ever since. I graduated from the University of Washington in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Since then I attended two years of Law School at Gonzaga University in Spokane, but dropped out for personal, moral and family reasons, before finishing. For most of the rest of my basic story, again, see my Narrative. For a more recent photograph (taken in April 2007), click here.
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    This is my recommendation of things and people sundry which others may have missed. For some these will already be well known, but for others less so. It is for these last that the suggestion is proffered.

    ~ Recommendation of the Week ~

    Since its inception, posting the "recommendation of the week," although much fun along the way, has also become a bit of an inconvenient chore requiring a regular schedule. Meanwhile, but more importantly, since I effectively (aside from the above mentioned exception) receive no feedback on them (or on this website generally), I can't think it warrants the personal investment any longer to keep it going. In addition to lack of feedback, I simply don't have the extra money (I feel) necessary to explore different music, movies, books etc. -- in turn necessary to maintain the span, color, and variety of the selections, taking the list as a whole. Consequently, unless and until I do ever finally get feedback and or "somehow" come into some funds, the "recommendation of the week" at present (as of August 2009) has been discontinued.

    Otherwise and as an expedient, what I intend to do in future in its place is post or mention music, movies, books etc. among my regular "Oracles;" as inspiration moves me or of unusually special interest comes up; something, of course, I already have, to some extent at least, been doing for some time.

    * List of previous Weekly Recommendations *

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    A PERSON OR THING ARE VALUED BECAUSE THEY ARE LOVED (OR ELSE BECAUSE THEY IN SOME WAY BENEFIT SOMEONE OR SOMETHING THAT IS LOVED.) THE GREATER THE SINCERITY, ENDURANCE AND OVERALL QUALITY OF THE LOVE FOR THAT PERSON OR THING, THE GREATER THE PERSON OR THING'S VALUE.
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    Well, I would be certainly if I wasn't being black-balled, blacklisted, and my communications routinely tampered with. This is pitiful I know, and I have put off doing this literally for years. But now is the time for it to be known that if anyone will send me money I'll take it. And if truth be told, the more money I have the more of a wallop I can put to these Hell people (certainly they don't want me having any, and have and will gyp and short change me just about whenever they can.) So please consider giving to this website if you can at all possibly afford it. Proceeds also go to assist the Institute for Ben Turpin Studies. So far I have sold only one book at my "Bookshop;" so it is not at all impossible that even if you try what you might send won't be allowed to get through to me. If this happens -- oh well, thanks anyway! (Also, by the way, if you try to send money, whether by Pay Pal or otherwise, and for some reason I don't receive it or am prevented from doing so please report this to Social Security; because interference of my receiving such or other funds or donations goes clearly against Social Security's understandable wish that I no longer be a dependent on them if possible.)

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