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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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You see, therefore, how much more perfect is a teacher who is mortal, because he is able to be a guide to one who is mortal, than one who is immortal, for he is unable to teach patient endurance who is not subject to passions. Nor, however, does this extend so far that I prefer man to God; but to show that man cannot be a perfect teacher unless he is also God, that he may by his heavenly authority impose upon men the necessity of obedience; nor God, unless he is clothed with a mortal body, that by carrying out his precepts to their completion in actions, he may bind others by the necessity of obedience. It plainly therefore appears, that he who is a guide of life and teacher of righteousness must have a body, and that his teaching cannot otherwise be full and perfect, unless it has a root and foundation, and remains firm and fixed among men; and that he himself must undergo weakness of flesh and body, and display in himself the virtue of which he is a teacher, that he may teach it at the same time both by words and deeds. Also, he must be subject to death and all sufferings, since the duties of virtue are occupied with the enduring of suffering, and the undergoing death; all which, as I have said, a perfect teacher ought to endure, that he may teach the possibility of their being endured.
~ Lactantius (c. 250c. 325), Divine Institutes (Book IV, ch. 24)

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In reading The Ghosts of Borley (1973) by Peter Underwood & Paul Tabori of late, mostly just for my leisure entertainment while playing arm-chair detective (as is sometimes my wont), I ended up scribbling some notes, and a portion of which are as follows.

Criminal spirit persons are exceptionally violent people, not least of which such who are professional magicians at playing these kinds of games. When we hear claims that such as Marianne Foyster or some else allegedly said something to retract or discredit their earlier assertions, it is all important to remember that such persons can be violently bullied into making such self-denials (nor will it do to report such bullying to the police), and or else be diplomatically persuaded that it is in their safer and practical interest to do so by either spirit person's themselves and or their flesh and blood hench-person representatives. Also, it is sometimes possible, even if deemed only rarely, for such criminals to doctor the record of what was claimed or said.

Which brings up a related point. What are seen as "other-worldly" happenings or events can involve both professional criminal spirit persons and their hench-persons, be the latter spirit person "small fry" or aforesaid regular person henchman (a given one of whom may be no better than a clinical mental patient.) A professional spirit person being themself or assisted by a spirit person magician will have no little problem setting up a "trick." So that, for instance, some the reported occurrences at Borley may have involved regular person "henchmen" acting under the instructions of the professional spirit person. The motive for such activities can be anything from scaring people, having fun, putting on a show -- all, as much as anything else, as a means of wiling away idle time; if not necessarily carrying some political or policy interest they perhaps are pursing at that juncture.

We fear most that which we don't know. And even the very most terrifying things can be rendered dramatically less so the more intelligent and the more informed we are. If a "ghost" wants to scare you he knows to play upon your possible lack of either rational intelligence and or information; while making maximum use of surprise (just as, say, a talented general does in military situations.) Excessive fear then and in this way is like a magic trick, and would not so unnerve us inasmuch as we are not deceived and otherwise knew (especially in advance) of how the trick was planned and done.

When I read about Borley Rectory as an adolescent, the idea of such a place made me think it must be a most and extremely frightening place to be, whether then or since, but really there were and are times at Borley where and when it is as normal a place as any where else, with, say bright sunny, happy days; at least sometimes, even when the house was haunted. Ignorant or scurrilous expositors of the Borley story, by contrast, would have us think that there was always a stormy, night time, or over cast sky over the house; which of course is very misleading and ridiculous.

Whether with respect to foes OR friends, the business of professional criminal spirt people is always or at least at last the need to ruin things; and this, when we trace this mentality to its bottom, in order avoid or reduce the risk of being made jealous. Speaking of which, I was recently puzzling over the most strange death of actress Inger Stevens. For more on that specific topic, check the "HOLLYWOOD MYSTERIES AND SCANDALS - What happened to Inger Stevens?" on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwS3nTKRuTU

Was it then murder or suicide? What MAY have happened, and I offer this only as theory (and very briefly), is that some criminal spirit person was fascinated and attracted by her and over the years dogged her life, perhaps from earliest childhood; so that relationships with men became impossible: Hence, after much trying exasperation and in defiance of such (by me purported) interference, she took her own life.

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

"Oracles": 2023 -- last updated 8 Dec. 2023 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2022 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2021 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2020 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2019 (.pdf)
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"Oracles": 2009 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2008 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2007 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2003-2006 (.pdf)

"Oracles" COMPLETE, 2003-2022, at archive,org:
https://archive.org/details/wts-oracles

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:
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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: 1 Sept. 2023

* Peithology: The Nature and Origin of Belief, SEVENTH edition (.pdf) ~ last updated 16 Sept. 2023

* 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 09/16/23
  • 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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