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Otium sine litteris mors est.

TENETS

* 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 and curse 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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At last (for me anyway) -- something like the REAL story of how the United States became so heavily involved in Vietnam (an absolute must for JFK assn. researchers; who if they are not already familiar with what is covered here, risk making serious fools of themselves.) Though two hours long, this C-SPAN broadcast is worth watching to the very end.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?316196-1/vietnam-1963

[“November 8, 2013: Vietnam 1963 Four Vietnam War historians talked about the events of 1963, a year many consider pivotal to the conflict. They discussed the political atmosphere in South Vietnam, the country’s changing relationship with the United States, and the uncertain future of the conflict during that year, which culminated in a military coup and the assassination of President Diem in November 1963. The panel “Vietnam 1963: Revision and Reassessment” was hosted by the New York Military Affairs Symposium.”]

See also:

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

["Madame Nhu - Trần Lệ Xuân Trả Lời Phỏng Vấn 1982" – 1982 WGBH interview with former South Vietnam First Lady]

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[ch. 5]
...And is there not some light thrown here on the expression “in the likeness and image,” in the fact that some live according to the likeness of Christ, while those who stand on the left hand live according to their image? There are then two things proceeding from the truth, one root lying beneath both—the choice being, however, not equal, or rather the difference that is in the choice not being equal. To choose by way of imitation differs, as appears to me, from the choice of him who chooses according to knowledge, as that which is set on fire differs from that which is illuminated. Israel, then, is the light of the likeness which is according to the Scripture. But the image is another thing...

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...And, “Blessed are you when men shall hate you, when they shall separate you, when they shall cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake;” [Luke 6:22] if we do not detest our persecutors, and undergo punishments at their hands, not hating them under the idea that we have been put to trial more tardily than we looked for; but knowing this also, that every instance of trial is an occasion for testifying.
~ Clement of Alexandria (c.150–c.215), The Stromata, Book 4.

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As I have stated here before, for the past few years I have for the most part (aside from weekly quote extracts from the Church Fathers) stopped posting at this website and in light of getting virtually no response regarding anything I write. On the other hand, when I feel a compelling point or an especially important thought or piece of information I think ought to be imparted, I sometimes make an exception.

Yesterday I was reminded of the film "Salem's Lot" (1979) that I saw many years ago, and when it comes to scary films it is pretty effective; though when it comes to horror films, I usually prefer the old Universal, Hammer, and Roger Corman Gothic melodramas as more enjoyable entertainment. The following is a clip from "Salem's Lot" that one could actually write a good deal of commentary on, whether from a cinematic, sociological-historical, or criminal spirit people perspective.

["Face The Master - SALEM'S LOT (1979)" - vampire with James Mason attack family and priest in kitchen scene]

Though owing to the aforesaid reason I myself don't feel the desire to say all that much, a few things are worth mentioning.

1. Note the dream like quality of the scene, and yes certain adept criminal spirit people could recreate something essentially similar for purposes of a "dream production."

2. We know some people will be frightened just watching a film. And yet imagine how paralyzed some people would be encountering such an experience in real life or a dream; not least of which and even many supposedly macho types who are brash with their bravado (say, for example in a military context.) Granting the premise, how many people do you think could put up a fight against terrorism like this? And yet if it is some deranged Arab or domestic malcontent (say), then they stand tall in the front rank of our nation's heroes. Note also how in many fiction stories and films of the 19th and 20th century the reality of criminal spirit people or a malevolent supernatural is routinely dismissed by supposedly enlightened and scientific people as necessarily "hogwash" or "rubbish" -- a movie formula not so unlike how whenever a gun (in such stories) is pointed you must necessarily and mechanically throw up your hands and surrender, as if there is no other possible alternative.

3. Observe how the superstitious priest is utterly helpless against real violence. What sort of effect will this approach have on irrational, completely childish, and feeble minded people, and who in a given instance may have material control and influence over the minds and everyday fate of millions?

4. Monster men like the SL vampire and James Mason's character, remember, don't go on scaring expeditions like this ordinarily. If something like this were to happen it would be because the time or season was right [Luke 22:53], and that it would serve a certain tactical or strategic advantage. Otherwise and again ordinarily they would prefer -- monsters want to be loved too -- to win you over with a carrot rather than a stick. And really they can't keep this terrorizing mentality up continually and forever. But, of course, if you insist on refusing the carrot....

5. Note the year of the film, 1979, and where the country and society had arrived at morally and psychologically at that time.

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In other matters very briefly...

For those interested in examining further the JFK Assassination, I just discovered the book Reclaiming Parkland: Tom Hanks, Vincent Bugliosi, and the JFK Assassination in the New Hollywood (2016 version!) by James Di Eugenio, and do most highly recommend.

Also I was puzzling over the question of how was it that actress Virginia Vestoff died so young, reportedly, of cancer in 1982; with no advance notice; with no trace or report of what happened to her remains. Very strange, and makes me wonder if it wasn't a suicide? But if suicide, for what reason?

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

"Oracles": 2017 -- last updated 29 May 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
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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, FOURTH edition (.pdf) ~ last updated: 23 Oct. 2016

* Peithology: The Nature and Origin of Belief, SIXTH edition (.pdf) ~ last updated 16 Jan. 2017

* A New Treatise on Hell, fourth edition (.pdf) ~ last updated 16 Jan. 2014
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'"
"Spirit People and Science" Discussion Group/List at Yahoo Groups
"Spirit People and Science" on Face Book

* Calendar and Record of the Revolutionary War in the South: 1780-1781, TENTH edition ~ last updated: 15 May 2017

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

* Poems by WTS (.pdf)~ last updated 27 March 2016

* Link to my Mabel Normand Home Page, including Mabel Normand Source Book (Right click and "Save As..." if you are using dial-up.)

TRACTS, short pieces, etc.
  • Visits of the Forgotten: A Collection of Ghost Stories (.pdf) ~ last updated 4/29/14
  • "The Escape," a short story (.pdf)
  • "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"
  • "The Ghost of the Traitor," A Stage Play (.rtf, zipped) ~ last updated 12/15/12 and .pdf
  • "Some Observations Regarding the JFK Assassination" (.pdf) ~ last updated: 5/29/2017
  • "BEN TURPIN: The Rear Guard of Saxicolous Wayfarers of Cinematic Finitude" (.pdf)

    Miscellaneous

  • 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
    *"Soul, Rockin' and Obscure"
  • 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, with Frederick the Great battles transferred from "Dragoon" (old version); plus French and Indian War and American Revolutionary War scenarios I myself designed:
    http://www.gunjones.com/HorseNMusket.zip (at 17.6 MBs) Last updated: 19 April 2017
    Note. When playing PBEM, DO NOT save the game-turn file to the "Saved Games" folder; as this will cause it to be "locked" and hidden. Instead, save the game-turn file to your desktop or alternative folder of your choice; while loading it from the same location.
    Also and separately (i.e., from my own designs), click here to download the related and similarly out of print "Sons of Liberty" by SSI, and for which DOSBox is required.
  • The Naval War of 1812, Scenarios for Talonsoft's Age of Sail, with historical reference data from Theodore Roosevelt's work of that title.
  • Model Ship Page
  • An amateur painting,"Over Purple," I did many years back, about the only one of such I did which is still around, and which I like (though the scan doesn't quite do it justice, as not quite all of the actual picture is shown.)
  • Biograph Sunday
  • "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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    For more cats pics, click here; for their story, see my "Narrative."

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