Thank you so much for your kind words of support. I really feel that if somebody invests money in buying my books, time in reading the book and then even more time in writing to me it is the least I can do to respond to that communication. But for me it is more than that. Whatever people who have never met me think I am simply a person who has had the good fortune to have publishers sufficiently interested in what I write to publish my work and people stimulated by what I have to say to respond to it (negatively and positively). I write my books because I am trying to understand the world around me, my thoughts, perceptions, and how my mind processes this information. In this way my work is more like a personal journal of discovery that I am sharing with others. This is not to believe that I have anything of real validity to contribute, just that it intensely personal and a narrative of my own journey. My observations and conclusions may be flawed in the extreme. I may make howling errors of fact or interpretation. Indeed such errors are inevitable because I am far from an expert in what I write about, just an enthusiastic amateur. However what really hurts (annoys) me is when people question my integrity. I am more than happy to take criticism if I confuse a photon with a proton (which was, in fact, a simple typo error in the the first edition of ITLAD), I am also pleased to acknowledge my lack of skills in interpretating the implications of quantum physics. But these are errors of ignorance not deliberate mis-representation of facts in order to prove one case or another. I am pleased that my errors are pointed out because I am more than happy to acknowledge them and change my point of view..... Because I am not writing from any Belief or Faith position, am am simply a seeker after understanding, nothing more and nothing less.
Each of my books have involved a considerable amount of reading and research. I try my best to ensure that any material I use in my books is cross-referenced so my readers can check things out for themselves. I make no claims with regard to myself; I am not a guru, Ascended Master or somebody chosen by the Grand Council of the Planet Tharg to be their messenger on Earth. I am just a regular guy with lots of questions ..... Nothing more and nothing less.
Your words really touched me far more than you can imagine ..... And thank you for taking the time to post them.
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