James Circe is an award-winning winemaker and owner of Collin Oaks Winery. His novels reflect the struggles we all have with the frailties of human nature and how wine has the power to guide us to the first secret of happiness, the healing power of opening ourselves to othe
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The universe in all its unfathomable mystery is the cosmos. The ancient Greeks liked lucky people because they believed they were favored by the gods. Well, we all know people who are obviously favored by what we might perceive as the gods, which to these people is in fact the cosmos itself. We give our brain credit for being an unimaginably powerful machine, which it is, but it has access to and perhaps even controls an even more powerful entity, the unseen universe around us. This book explores this connection and details both the scientific basis for that power and how these lucky people came to be favored by it. We will describe how it is still accessible to us today through the mind and will introduce a new paradigm that explains how and why so many people still have the favor of the gods to this day.
For a clever British barrister like Jacob Circe, the wasteful years of revolutions in the eighteenth century had brought opportunity to serve his betters along with the chance to enrich himself. When the fruits of his labor turn sour, he finds himself seeking a sanctuary far away in the wild Kanois country of Virginia. But the evils he has created are too powerful to be left behind. Even as he gathers his family under his wings, they are threatened by his own desires as well as outside forces he cannot control.
Jacob turns to hold his pursuers at bay, but even as he does so he finds he has to sacrifice his dreams just so the others can survive, and watches helplessly as they are scattered far from him. Forced to make the ultimate sacrifice, he sets in motion the path for them to live his dream, to possess their land. As fate steers them down their separate paths to their common destination, they learn to face the devils in their own lives, and only after understanding the meaning of family are they able to conquer their fears and the forces pulling them apart.
A murder mystery. As a guru on an academic mountaintop, Hark likes to stir things up in the social flatlands below. He uses his political writing class as a safe launching pad for hurling verbal lightning bolts into the politics of a cynical world. But he’s careful to keep the lid down on this boiling cauldron even as his targets are adding heat to it. No problem. He’s far above the fray. But his secure little nest is shaken by the arrival of a new assistant, Kristen, a young woman who has other plans for this lofty perch. She wants to solve murders so she can write about them. On Hark’s tight ship, one would think that unlikely. But seemingly without effort, she starts the lid rattling as she leads him into a world of intrigue, romance, and yes, murder.
The world we live in is a daunting place for most adults, and even more so for a young orphan girl like Collinda. Or is she an orphan? She doesn’t know. She has an emotionally distant grandmother to care for her, but her world is one of imagination and wishing for things that can never be. She turns to the inner world of her own self for comfort, and depends on her wits to keep her life from being dominated by the grown up people around her. As you will discover in the Prologue, she has all the tools she needs to do so.Collinda finds refuge in her private garden and cottage, but the loneliness of living inside herself drives her to explore her past, seeking both answers and belonging. She is able to unfold the story of her parent’s lives in their idyllic little village with the help of some rather unusual friends. She also discovers where her love of flowers and nonsense comes from, and how these gifts enriched the lives of people who went before her.
Passion Spent is a story about people who struggle to make sense of their failing world of relationships. Tara, nearing thirty, watches as her lovers leave in the middle of the night, their passion spent. Shawn, somewhat older and obsessed with preserving the world in its natural state, learns that the world really doesn’t care if it’s saved, deflating his passion and pushing him into the middle world of what once was but nothing will ever be. And there’s Mark, facing the second half of his life after being betrayed by the corporate world he worshiped with a passion and gave his life to. They arrive seeking answers at Pashan’ Tent, an isolated world that offers a new take on why life works as it does and how he can guide them to fulfil their real mission in life by understanding the role of the universe in their future choices in life. He offers them healing insights into their own inner selves through the Rho state, a mind level that, unknown to them, has given them access to the power of the cosmos but has also left them vulnerable to the forces within that push others away even while desperately needing them.
Can she forgive and hope to feel like she can ever trust the future, even if it means never trusting herself again?
Getting what you want makes you happy.
Deciding you don't want it makes you content.
Wanting it even though you know you can't have it makes you a loser.