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How I wrote the Sun Child novel

Blogged by on Wednesday December 11th, 2013 at 9:33 pm in Author's, Egypt, Magic, Muses | Comments Off on How I wrote the Sun Child novel

A Letter:  

(to my friend Andrew Singer, 2007)  Bennu bird, the phoenix of Egypt, the Ba. 

 To start, Andrew, it was all based on research, on published tomes, texts, journals, from

the mostly orthodox.
Problems arose in plotting.
You know as well as I do how many different theories there are about Tut and his family
(including yours as well as mine, too), I couldn’t base a novel that way. And besides I had
impressions just from studying books and photos of Akhenaten, Tut, etc., leaving all
visions out.

So, here I was in the desert, with a few chapters started, but where do I go from there?
You should have seen the camp, Spring 2002. My van was my camper. My tent was my office,
with cardtable, portable manual typewriter, 2 crates of note files and books for
reference. Still have about 6 crates of notes I took over the years from research.
My friend Joe had camped next to me.

Then the birds showed up one morning. My friend and I were puzzled. The nearest water was
the Colorado River, 20 miles away. What were these water-birds doing in our tree? Four of
them. I sketched them, they are on —>my MUSES page.
figured out they were a heron of some kind.
But they looked just like the phoenix in AE figures. Showed them to Joe and he agreed.
They did look like the Egyptian phoenix.

And that night the story just started coming out of my head. I wrote it down by
candlelight just as fast as I could. I was so amazed.
Typed it up the next day, filled in what I remembered that I didn’t get down on paper the
night before. I was impressed. The birds were still there.
Next night, the rest of the story. and the end of the first book. the plot, the villain,
the result.
Typed it up. The birds were still there.
But the next day they were gone.

After checking and double-checking, found the plot was feasible and seemed to have chosen
certain theories, or rather ‘verified'(?), no, that’s not what I’m trying to say.

Anyway, what could I think except that they were magical beings sent to give me the
story? Perhaps they had to be ‘Muses”.

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Fabulous Photos from Kenneth Garrett

Blogged by on Monday November 11th, 2013 at 11:57 am in Author's, Egypt, Tut | Comments Off on Fabulous Photos from Kenneth Garrett

An amazing gallery of King Tut’s artifacts from his tomb by photographer Kenneth Garrett.

in this example two statues of the King with very different facial and body profiles:

—>Two of Tut’s Statues

Curiously one of the statues looks like a woman, and the profiles are different.

The Mummy – The Movie

Blogged by on Saturday May 18th, 2013 at 12:01 am in Author's, Egypt, Magic, Tut | Comments Off on The Mummy – The Movie

No matter how many times it plays, we always love to watch these:

So, when we saw this movie in the theater (The Mummy Returns), and this scene came on, I was thrown back in my seat, and Tut shouted in my ear:

“We never had anything like that in my day!”

You can imagine my shock.

Sometimes it is hard to deal with —>Magical Muses.

And I don’t even know how to explain how Tut got loose in the world. I do know he is stunned by what has happened in Egypt especially in the last few years and that he knows that something worse than the –>Hyksos has seized that country.


Curse of King Tut’s Tomb Turns 90

Blogged by on Friday April 5th, 2013 at 12:43 pm in Author's, Egypt, Tut | Comments Off on Curse of King Tut’s Tomb Turns 90

Happy birthday, curse of Tutankhamun. The rumor that some mysterious force set out to kill the team who opened the tomb of the boy pharaoh turns 90 today (April 5).
from —>Live Science

The famous Lotushead of young Prince Tutankhaten, representing the rebirth of the Living God, the Sun god, the Sun King, the Sun Child.

The famous Lotushead of young Prince Tutankhaten, representing the rebirth of the Living God, the Sun god, the Sun King, the Sun Child.

You can believe it or not.
Strange things happened.
The skeptic Live Science leaves out a lot of them, and pooh-poohs most of them.

Tut doesn’t care, His spirit was released when they unwrapped his mummy, taking away all the kept him tied to that body.
And if you think he doesn’t ‘live again’, think about how many dead men make millions and millions of money 3300 years after death.


Ghost Music: Trumpets of King Tut

Blogged by on Monday March 25th, 2013 at 1:16 pm in Egypt, Tut | Comments Off on Ghost Music: Trumpets of King Tut

It must have been a magnificent experience to hear a whole phalanx of these trumpets sound, just one is amazing.

Unfortunately the copper trumpet was stolen by looters who broke into the Cairo Museum during the Egyptian Revolution in 2011, but was fortunately recovered:

A –>recent BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Ghost Music’, which I was involved with, resurrected an old recording of even older musical instruments- the –>1939 broadcast of trumpets over 3,300 years old, discovered in the tomb of the ancient Egyptian king, Tutankhamun. These instruments are the only two surviving trumpets from ancient Egypt.

Photos and video. worth waiting through the video to hear them, even thru modern lips.

(According to trumpeter and historian Don L. Smithers, the longer of the two is pitched in the key of Bb and the other is in the key of C. –>History of the bugle)

A shortcut to the youtube video of the sound of the trumpets of Tut:

via Margaret at the —>Eloquent Peasant blog



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