“Demons & Angels” gets the 5 star treatment from UBR

I’m incredibly pleased to share the news – Underground Book Reviews published a glowing review of “Demons & Angels” today, and they’ve given it 5 stars! Reviewer Anita Lock says, “Unique in its design and overall storyline, Norry’s book is a refreshing read that I highly recommend for those who are looking for an attention-grabbing twist about the paranormal and all things religiously spiritual.”

I couldn’t be more pleased.

Read the full review here – Underground Book Reviews

P.S. Attention, Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime members! You can now read “Demons & Angels” for free as part of your subscription! Enjoy the first book of this exciting philosophical fantasy series now, and get ready for the exciting conclusion – Book III: Fall of the Walker King (coming December 1st, 2015).

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Why All the God Talk? Part 4 of 4: So That’s God, Huh?

[This is the final part of a journal entry that was originally written between October 30th – November 3rd, 1997 (if you’d like to read the entire series, start with Part 1: The Ancient Automobile). You can read what Today Jay has to say about what Yesterday Jay wrote in the Post Script. Enjoy!]

We are all tiny little flecks of one huge consciousness. We can only see one tiny little fleck at a time. These are plain and simple rules, conditions we accept when we choose to experience this space/time experience. What we can influence, and change, is just what little fleck we happen to see,and just how it is that we look at it.

So that is God. Not some stern, omnipotent, punishing father . . . simply a consciousness, or a being, of which we are all a part. God is not male or female, but both . . . without the separation we all deem so necessary simply because it is all we know. Just as humans created books as a convenient learning device, so God created humans; and maleness and femaleness; plants and animals; Heaven and Earth . . . simply as a convenient device for learning and experience. Continue reading “Why All the God Talk? Part 4 of 4: So That’s God, Huh?”

Why All the God Talk? Part 2 of 4: Separation

[This is the second part of a journal entry that was originally written between October 30th – November 3rd, 1997 (read Part 1: The Ancient Automobile here). You can read what Today Jay has to say about what Yesterday Jay wrote in the Post Script. Enjoy!]

Yet with the intelligence and awareness there had come another creation: Separation. They saw only with their eyes, felt only with their skin, heard only with their ears. They experienced the world not as part of them, but as a place they were. They experienced time not as a creation, but as a reality, an absolute. Their experience was hugely limited, for they saw themselves as beings in themselves… perhaps a creation of another being, but certainly not a part.

This separation became a great phenomenon in and of itself. Each man and woman’s individual memories and experiences became their only source of wisdom, intelligence, and point of view. Confined within this system, each individual lost sight of the truth of the larger picture, and became unable to, as a speck of sand, see the entire beach. Sometimes other specks of sand, but very rarely the beach. Continue reading “Why All the God Talk? Part 2 of 4: Separation”

Why All the God Talk? Part 1 of 4: The Ancient Automobile

[This journal entry was originally written on October 30th, 1997. You can read what Today Jay has to say about what Yesterday Jay wrote in the Post Script. Enjoy!]

We’re all so very different, and being so very different makes it so easy to see ourselves as separate. Come with me on a little journey of the imagination, to see if we can’t pierce the illusion…

Once upon a time there was a Being. This being was very powerful, and virtually timeless. It saw all, knew all, and could perform nearly any feat, create nearly any creation, beyond the furthest reaches of the most imaginative mortal’s imagination. For eons (we mortals must put these things in mortal terms), this being was content to simply be, for being was an incredible, fantastic, wonderful thing for this being. This being was ever-changing, ever-shifting; yet loss and gain did not exist… only balance and wholeness. Yet this being lacked experience, and in all it’s knowing, knew this was foregoing wisdom. Continue reading “Why All the God Talk? Part 1 of 4: The Ancient Automobile”

The Clean Slate (and Other Myths)

[This journal entry is from October 16th, 1997. As always, Jay’s current thoughts about this entry are in the post script – Dawn]

     Not many of us are fortunate enough to be raised in Spirit, by people who live in Spirit. Let me rephrase, lest I am misunderstood: everyone lives in Spirit, yet few do so consciously and intentionally, therefore the amount of Spirit they acknowledge in their daily life is quite by accident, and subject to falter unexpectedly.

     Please don’t fault these people for not living in Spirit. Everyone does the best they can with what they have, and those who stray furthest from the Path suffer their own endless torture. They may have raised and taught you in the wrong ways, but it was inevitably the result of being raised and taught the wrong ways themselves, by people who were raised and taught in the wrong ways. It can be traced back into prehistoric times, and you can blame great grandaddy Og for your misery, but I guarantee that will do nothing but pass it on. Continue reading “The Clean Slate (and Other Myths)”

Ultimate Responsibility

Preface

     I took a small chunk from another entry to elaborate on this week [The entry was originally written on October 16th, 1997 – Dawn]. The entry goes in another direction after the first couple paragraphs, and I wanted to address what I like about this part separately from what I mostly don’t like about the rest of it. So, here it is, two paragraphs that I felt should be written about first.

     Don’t forget to check out last weeks blog post, “About My Next Book”, to read the first chapter of “Walking Between Worlds; Book I: Demons & Angels”, set to release in December. Thanks for reading!

Ultimate Responsibility

     We are born to particular parents, into a particular situation, for particular reasons. We choose our own reason, we choose our own situation, we choose our own parents. Each individual’s upbringing, even in the earliest years, has volumes upon volumes of experience, of potential learning. These volumes are rarely recognized as being anything conscious: somewhere along the line they simply form who you are. Continue reading “Ultimate Responsibility”

Life Is…

     Once again, I am going to step outside the typical weekly blog guidelines with this post. Last week was the second page from a journal that we will be looking at for a while, but I admit it wasn’t the entire entry. I liked the whole entry up to the last paragraph, and made comments last week on what I think now about what I wrote then. Now I would like to share that final paragraph. I didn’t single out this paragraph because I found it particularly brilliant; quite the contrary, actually. My “#WordyMoFo” mind went off as soon as I read it, and I knew I had to save it for a post of its own.

     Here it is, the final paragraph: Continue reading “Life Is…”

The Screen, The Wax and The Water

[This journal entry is from January 26, 2005. As always, Jay’s current thoughts about this entry are in the post script – Dawn]

The Screen, The Wax and The Water

     This is one I thought of years ago. I’ve never gotten it down on paper, but the thought and the image have returned to mind again and again since I first thought of it. Let’s see if Jay today can express the ideas of Jay yesterday.

     Imagine a screen, a window screen. If you’re not so good at visualizing or imagining, this is one of those few ideas that would be cheap and easy to implement in “real life”. Just get a small screen, a handful of candles, and a hose or a spigot. There are plenty of prop comics, maybe I’ll be the first prop philosopher.

     The screen is you. Call it your mind, your soul, your spirit, whatever… the screen is you. The different parts of the screen are the different parts of your consciousness. Over here is the section that deals with relationships, over there is the part that is associated with work, here is the family section, and so on…

Continue reading “The Screen, The Wax and The Water”