Sunday, 22 May 2016

The Truth Seeker Returns...

After a long absence from this blog, I am finally back! Hopefully this will be a more permanent return. Before I begin, I just want to say a big thank you to all those people who have enquired about my health or just wished me well in my absence. I have had an ongoing back problem for a number of years and, toward the end of 2015, things began to get more serious. As a result of the amount of pain I was in, I eventually found myself unable to do even simple things – like sitting at a computer to type. My writing and research went on hold indefinite hold; even my ability to check on and reply to messages and emails was impaired. In early March 2016, I was finally admitted to hospital for a micro-discectomy procedure. Thankfully, the operation itself didn’t create any further problems, although I did have to spend further time resting in order to fully recuperate. The odds of the operation removing the bulk of the pain were moderate but good. As time has passed, I have had only limited results from the procedure. Pain is still very much a problem for me, but I have reached a point where I cannot let it dictate my day-to-day routine. I have begun exploring alternative treatments to manage the pain, but it is still early days in this regard. As for writing and research, I have spent as much time as I can getting back in the proverbial saddle.

The good news is that I am close to completing a new revised and expanded edition of my book “Science Fiction and the Hidden Global Agenda”. What began with a need to update several points has grown into a wealth of new research material – so much so that I have added almost 300 pages to the book! I number of friends suggested I release the new material as a second book (a part 2, if you will) however, after initially trying to structure the material such a way, this created a wealth of problems. Probably 50 percent of the material exists as updates, revisions of, and addendums to the material in the first book and has little to no context if presented in a separate book. It would require reproducing sizeable chunks of the first book to be understood and appreciated. It was simply easier to reproduce all of the material (old and new) in one newly published edition. The increased page count will unfortunately increase the cost of producing the book. However, like the first edition, I will make a free pdf version fully available and reproduce as much as I can here on the blog. I will give you the heads-up when the new book is available.

Whilst, recuperating from my operation, I was contacted on numerous occasions about recording interviews with fellow researchers. Obviously, my ill-health pretty much scuppered this - as I was unable to sit in one position long enough to record an interview! I have now begun chasing up these enquiries (apologies to those people who gave up waiting!) and even arranged one or two dates to record interviews. I will update you with details and links when they become available.

Once again, my huge appreciation for all your patience, support and positive thoughts. Hopefully, I’ve now weathered the worst and my truth-seeking can fully resume!
All the best for now!
Carl (The Truth Seeker’s Guide)