Book Release! Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All Is Out Now! | #Poetry #Prose #Love #Books #LoveConquersAll #Amor VincitOmnia

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To preface this with a small caveat, I know this might spur some confusion, but I (Zy Marquiez) write under two pen names, Zy Marquiez, and Noctis Blackburn.  I lead off with that fact so individuals realize that I am one and the same, Noctis Blackburn and Zy Marquiez.  As I continue to release books, the deliberate dichotomy will be incredibly significant, but that will be touched upon in the future.  One pen name (Blackburn) will focus strictly on poetry and fiction, while the other (Marquiez) will focus on poetry, fiction, and research based books with significant source material.  This dichotomy will be more evident in the future, but I mention it because that’s my plan with each pen name.

With that out of the way, Amor Vincit OmniaLove Conquers All means a lot to me for myriad reasons, much more than I could probably ever convey in words.  The fact that this book begins with an 11 page introduction shows how serious this book is to me, and how much I wanted to set a proper foundation for the argument that Love does in fact conquer all.

Moreover, the fact that this book is triple the size than my previous book Halcyon Days (word–count wise), also shows the significant extent I was willing to go to in order to extend the argument of Lover Conquering All as precise as possible under the intricate circumstances of such a broad topic.  This isn’t filler content at all however.  Not even close.  The book features dozens of notations, not unlike most of my previous books, examining various different circumstances of how Love does in fact hold the power to change society through all strata, and not simply from a romantic point of view.

Yes, many of the poems in the book are written from a couple’s point of view, or a romantic point of view, but the poems are often metaphors operating on multiples tiers, not unlike life operates physically and metaphysically simultaneously, and those metaphors are extrapolated upon in the notations with key poems in mind, and crucial concepts in mind like kindness, goodness, appreciation, and so on.

Now, at its core, the book features two different arguments of how Love Conquers All.  The first argument is the one that is covered through most of the book given its complexity, which is explained in the introduction.  The second argument is simple, very simple.  I happen to believe both are true.  That said, what I myself believe is irrelevant, as I make it a point to explain in the book, I share these thoughts for consideration purposes only, examining of how Love could hypothetically not only “conquer all”, but could also create resounding change in the world.

Of course, the book is written with a very broad point of view in mind, sampling many subjective and objective points as well.  The point is life, Love, and the paths that each individual take, happen in so many complex ways, to try and explain away such a concept and emotion as Love in a “one–size–fits–all” type of way would be very ignorant, or perhaps, shortsighted.  Life is, and always will be much more complicated than that, particularly when emotions are involved.  Even so, I do think the topic of Love isn’t explored with as much depth and care as it should be, which is one of the vanguard reasons why I chose to write this book.

Ultimately, what you believe about Love is your business, and you have every right to believe what you do because the life that you live is yours and yours alone, and the path that you are on is yours alone as well.  I simply hope that this book offers something of substance that will help you consider not only Life and Love in a kaleidoscope of circumstances and how those ultimately help you grow as a person, but also how Love can help create that type of resonance that in fact does ultimately help change the world.
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The Incredible Disappearing Underwater Theory

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
September 9, 2019

So many people shared this article that – up front – I want to say thank you for doing so. And I understand their reasons for doing so. We’ll get back to that.

But first, the story: it seems that an automated underwater observatory has gone completely missing off the coast of Germany in the Baltic Sea:

Large Underwater Observatory Disappears Without a Trace, Baffling Scientists

The story is rather simple: the observatory was there one day, and wasn’t the next:

A large monitoring station used to gather important scientific data in the Baltic Sea has mysteriously vanished.

The underwater observatory, which had been on the seafloor since December 2016, is managed by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel and the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht (HZG). On August 21 at 8:15 p.m. local time, transmissions from the €300,000 ($330,000) station came to a sudden halt. Divers were dispatched to the site, only to find—much to their astonishment—that the entire structure was gone, save for a shredded transmission cable, according to a GEOMAR statement.

The observatory was in a restricted area off the northern coast of Germany. Boats, including fishing vessels, are not allowed into the area, the BBC reported. That somebody, or a group of individuals, removed the observatory remains the most plausible explanation. Other factors, such as a massive storm, heavy currents, or even marine animals, were ruled out as potential causes owing to the weight of the instrument. Who or what removed the science station, and why, is a complete mystery. German police were alerted to the incident and are now investigating, according to GEOMAR.

“[At] first we thought of a transmission error,” Hermann Bange, project coordinator for the Boknis Eck Observatory, said in the GEOMAR statement. This prompted a diving mission to the site, revealing the disappearance. “The devices were gone, the divers could not find them anymore,” he said. “When the divers reached the bottom of the sea last week at the observatory’s location, they found only the torn off land cable. It was completely shredded.”

The missing observatory consists of two racks, one weighing 250 kilograms (550 pounds) and the other 100 kilograms (220 pounds) each. The racks include a frame holding the power supply (along with a heavy cable connecting the station to the coast) and a frame to hold the sensors. Both racks were “removed with great force from their position,” according to the GEOMAR statement. (Emphasis added)

And that’s it.

Now, in and of itself, the story is not all that unusual, and the explanation – “that somebody, or a group of individuals, removed the observatory” – is, as the article says, “the most plausible explanation.” And taken by itself, I readily agree.

But here comes the high octane speculation: in case you haven’t noticed, there’s been an awful lot of “strange stuff” going on in (or over… or under) the world’s oceans in the past few years: hurricanes that are making a beeline for Texas through the Gulf of Mexico that then do a nearly perfect ninety-degree turn to slam into New Orleans (Katrina); then we had the case of Malaysia Air flight 370 whose disappearance has more theories and little by way of evidence for any of them, the USS Donald Cook incident in the Black Sea, and then a similar episode with the same ship in the Baltic Sea, and the USS Fitzgerald and USS John McCain incidents, all of which I’ve blogged about previously on this website. More recently I reported on the strange “electrical malfunction” on the USS Harry Truman, and the equally strange refitting of US aircraft carriers. Add to this missing Russian submarines, and the context around this latest story takes on a rather more somber appearance. Given the weight of the two racks of equipment comprising the observatory, and the statement by the observatory’s owner, GEOMAR, that they were “removed with great force from their position,” one has to entertain the possibility that perhaps, just perhaps, this latest strange story might somehow be related to all the rest. It’s almost as if all the world’s oceans and seas are now a part of the Bermuda Triangle, buzzing with strangeness.

If indeed, as the article speculates, the observatory was removed by someone, the question is why? What possible use would anyone have for such equipment, much less the expense and risk of stealing it? Or conversely, did “they” simply want the observatory shut down? If so, why? And to walk right off the end of the speculation twig here: assuming that somehow all these events are related, then that would imply that “someone” is messing around both with American and Russian naval vessels, and now an underwater German observatory. And perhaps all this strangeness is somehow related to the alleged refitting of American aircraft carriers with electronic counter-measures equipment. In any case, viewed in this wider and admittedly very speculative context, this little story may not be so little, and may bear watching.

See you on the flip side…
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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Book Announcement: Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All by Zy Marquiez | #Poetry #Prose #Love #Positivity #Writing #WritingCommunity #LoveConquersAll #AmorVincitOmnia #Books #NoctisBlackburn

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Noctis Blackburn | Zy Marquiez
August 16, 2019

This is my formal announcement for a book that I’ve been working on for nigh two months.  Given Zy Marquiez is my other pen name besides Noctis Blackburn, I am choosing to make an announcement here because of how much it means to me and because of how genuinely excited to I am to share this book.

As the above picture shows, the books name is Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All, which is a poetry book that I’ve put a lot of work and thought into for myriad reasons.

Now, the first point of the book is why I chose a color that’s mostly blue, with highlights of purple and so on, rather than something red?  That’s a fantastic question that those that have known about the cover and have given me feedback have asked.  One of the reasons for this is because this book is about Love Conquering All through all circumstances, and not just matters between two lovers.  More importantly, though Love is usually ascribed the color red for obvious reasons, Love truly knows no boundaries, no colors.

As such, I thought it fitting to go with a more bluish/purple color scheme, rather than a reddish/purple/pink.  Concurrently with that, red as Love is emblematic of Valentine’s Day, couples, romance, and such.  And while Love between lovers is a part of this book, it’s not the only part of the book.  I thought if I wrote the book from only that direction, it would leave a lot to be desired since Love affects all of us, no matter who we are, no matter whether we are in relationships or not, and so on.  That said, nigh all the poems take a two person structure since I find it easier to write from that aspect, and I find it more beautiful as well.  In conjunction with that, this book features the most amount of notations following well more than half the poems go extend the notion in many directions since human emotion is embedded deep within everyone and just leaving some poems without adding notations from them felt also incomplete since a romantic couple that seeks to do the right thing (or one person even) can still serve as a metaphor for a much more extensive view on Love.

Because of this, I opted to keep this color scheme because I like it a lot and everyone did as well, though they certainly wondered why bluish-purple rather than red/purple/pink and so on.  Now, another vanguard consideration in this color scheme which is just as important as anything else is because a follow up to this book is already in the works, and given that that book is about love in the traditional sense with couples, romance, and so on, it’s going to follow a traditional Valentine’s Day-type color scheme, though I still have no conceptualized the cover or anything.

Likewise, I didn’t want to publish two books on Love with very similar color schemes because although Love is traditionally seen in red, as mentioned before, Love truly knows no boundaries nor colors.  I would also like to make this part of a Trilogy, given that the first two books are covering important topics, although I believe the first one’s a lot more ‘objective’, while the second one is more ‘subjective’, I would still like to make it three books, although honestly I’m uncertain if I will be able to figure that out any time soon, so no promise there.

The final key consideration I want to discuss is why I chose the cover for this book.  If you look at it carefully, you can see that the background is a heart that’s creation an explosion of resonance out of Love, which is essentially the reverse of a blackhole.  Whereas a blackhole absorbs everything in sight leaving nothing left essentially, unconditional love is unconditional because it never stops, which I thought an incisive antithesis to something like a black-hole, which could mirror things that stem out of fear, hatred, and so on, which are important topics in the book.  I put a lot of thought into all aspects of this book, and am still continuing to make sure to add some tidbits, but on the whole, the book is nigh complete and it’s almost ready to go.  That said, it’s going to be around 2-3 weeks before it’s available to the public since I want to make sure that the book’s hardcover versions come out okay given that Lulu has some serious glitches when you uploading files

With everything previously discussed in mind, I would like to leave all of you with one final thought.

No matter where you are, who you are, what you do, and what you are going through, don’t ever forget that Love creates resonance, incredible resonance, and ultimately helps create the world you and all of us live in.  The world truly becomes what we collectively create it to be and the power to do that should never be underestimated because each of us has way more power to change things than we often realize.

I could go on and on, but that’s the gist of it.  I appreciate all of you taking time out of your day and reading this far.

Hope you all have a fantastic evening, and a phenomenal weekend!  Take care of yourselves and be safe.  Talk to you soon.

 

#Book Review: Emotions Revealed – Recognizing Faces & Feelings To Improve Communications & Emotional Life by Paul Ekman | #SmartReads | #BookReview | #SocialEngineering


BreakawayIndividual.com
July 12, 2019
Zy Marquiez

Paul Ekman, who is also author of the landmark book Unmasking The Face – A Guide To Recognizing Emotions From Facial Expression, has been at the tip of the spear in regards to the subject matter of emotions and behavioral psychology.

In Emotions Revealed – Recognizing Faces & Feelings To Improve Communications & Emotional Life, Ekman speaks at length throughout the book about the extensive research he has conducted throughout his life in respect to the emotional behaviour individuals display.  This book also offers ways of ascertaining whether those individuals are carrying out deceit or not.

The book Emotions Revealed couples extremely well with Unmasking The Face because whereas the former provides ample emotional data for reading and understanding individual behavior, the latter offers dozens of concrete visual examples of these emotions – happiness, surprise, fear, anger, disgust and sadness.

In Emotions Revealed, Ekman helps individual glean information in a manner that is reasonable and easy to follow with the photographs used and the exercises to carry out, which help individuals attain a deeper understanding of others in general.  Moreover, this book allows individuals to seep into the possible mindset someone else might employ during heightened emotional states and allows for deeper comprehension of the circumstance and emotions.  For me personally, this was significant given my passion in understanding other people, especially when trying to possibly mend bridges with people from all social strata, particular those closest to me.

The author states in the preface to the second edition that his goal is to ‘help people improve four essential skills’, which are:

(1) Becoming more consciously aware of when you are becoming emotional, even before you speak or act.

(2) Choosing how you behave when you are emotional, so you achieve your goals without damaging other people.

(3) Becoming more sensitive to how others are feeling, which is something I struggle with at times, which is one reason for me attaining a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

(4) Carefully using the information you acquire about how others are feeling.

Knowing the goals the author had in the beginning of the book, it can be said without equivocation that the author did a trenchant job at fulfilling his goal.

Not only did Ekman provide individuals with extensive data that merges with his central goals, but he also carries it out in a clear and direct manner.

This book is indispensable in the field of emotions and behavior and it is an essential tool to understanding how people behave.

Given all this, I plan on referencing this book quite often, and I hope you all do as well.

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Suggested Reading & Watching:

The Tavistock Institute: Social Engineering The Masses by Daniel Estulin
Social Engineering 101
Invisible Influence by Kevin Hogan
Lessons From Orwell’s 1984
Unmasking The Face by Paul Eckman
What Is The Difference Between Education & Public Schooling?
The Catastrophic Decline Of Public Education: 21 Facts About Why Public Schooling Performs So Poorly
What Our List Of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society’s Fears
Logical Fallacies Employed In Every Day Life
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
Weapons Of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
13 Great Reasons To Study Logic
How A Generation Lost Its Culture – by Professor Patrick Deneen
A Different Kind Of Teacher by John Taylor Gatto
Socratic Logic by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
Philosophy 101 by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
Brave New World & Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
What Is Education?  The Elite Curriculum – John Taylor Gatto
Astroturfing & Manipulation Of Media Messages – Sharyl Attkisson
Breakaway Guide To Censorship, Disinformation, Logical Fallacies & More
How To Read A Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
History So It Doesn’t Repeat – The Deliberate Dumbing Down Of America With Charlotte Iserbyt
Classrooms Of The Heart [Documentary] – John Taylor Gatto
Sumerhill School – A New View On Childhood by A.S. Neil
Dialectical Thinking – Zeno, Socrates, Kant, Marx by Tommi Juhani Hanjijarvi Ph.D.
Underground History Of American Education With John Taylor Gatto
The True Purpose Of Modern Schooling
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Open-Source Method: Genius Education – Examples | John Taylor Gatto
The Trivium – The Liberal Arts Of Logic, Grammar & Rhetoric by Sister Miriam Joseph Ph.D.
Cultural Literacy – What Every American Needs To Know
by E.D. Hirsch Jr.
A Rulebook For Arguments by Anthony Weston
A Workbook For Arguments by David R. Morrow & Anthony Wesson
Drilling Through The Core – Why Common Core Is Bad For American Education by Sandra Stotsky & Contributors

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

Funder Raiser For Local First Responder Wellness Program

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BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
July 12, 2019

This post is about a fundraiser taking place being run by my friend Jabbai.

Hussien Jabbai, who I’ve now known for about 9 months or so after having the fortuitous circumstances of meeting him at the gym synchronistically through another friend, is CEO and Owner of Jabai Performance and a close friend of mine as well.

With Jabai Performance, he focuses on Personal Training, and is also the Founder of the Fire Fighter Training Systems (FTTS Project), which aids in Injury Prevention for First Responders.

Now, the fundraiser he is running below, has the vision of becoming the platform for something much larger in scope, which deals with the creation of a wellness program for first responders.

If you wish to look into it, please check out his Firefighter Training Systems blog, or the Facebook link.