Posts Tagged ‘Synchronicity’


Friday, February 21st, 2014

In my novels The Twelve and The Power of Twelve, synchronicity and hidden patterns are keys to images-2understanding larger themes.  Synchronicity and hidden patterns are perhaps also the key to understanding our own life purpose.

Nothing in this world happens by chance. Einstein was the first scientific thinker to propose that God does not play dice with the universe. We often believe that our lives are random, without a higher purpose, without guidance or connection to the essence of life itself. Such beliefs are simply incorrect.  I was raised by a father who was a gifted chemist, and he believed only in that which could be measured and calculated. On his death bed he told me that he knew as a chemist that once he died his molecules would decompose and that there would be nothing left of his personality or persona. I could not convince him other wise, and although he was not afraid of death he did not think that there was any future for him  once he died.

Strangely, in working with bestselling author Victor Villasenor I have been told on numerous occasions that my father is guiding Victor and me as well, as Victor’s agent in assisting Victor to bring his messages to the widest possible audience. Victor believes that he communicates with many higher souls ranging from William Shakespeare to Cervantes. He is in constant contact with the soul of his own father, and apparently with my father as well. (more…)

Libraries and Librarians

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

This weekend I was a on a wonderful radio show (link to show here: from producer Joe Vecchio called It’s Your Money  KFMB Radio, kfmb760,  with Richard Muscio airing from the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, centralconstruction35California.  Was a nostalgic location for me since the very first  night I slept in San Diego county was at the Valencia Hotel when I was being interviewed for the position of editorial director for Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in May of 1979. Richard usually  focuses on business and philanthropy but dedicated last Saturday’s show to literary matters. The other guest on the hour long show was Mel Katz who has led the drive to create the  new San Diego downtown library.  The  new library will open October 1st , which is the same day that my  novel The Power of Twelve  is officially being published. Next Saturday,  September  28th  the  library is having its grand opening with a parade and six hours of readings, concerts and wonderful events.  On Saturday I am  giving a  one hour  book signing  at the Galaxy bookstore in Kearny mesa here in San Diego at  2 pm. I am going to encourage all who attend to  go by the library after our event.

This is not just an ordinary library.  The original concept for the library   was conceived more than thirty years ago. It took more than fifteen years  to  raise the money and build the library. Because of issues related to San  Diego’s financial challenges one hundred percent of the money had to  come from private donors.  Mel was instrumental in raising the more than sixty-five million dollars necessary to build this beautiful building. Irwin Jacops, the founder of Qualcomm, was the largest donor but  thousands of people contributed. (more…)

Cats and Dogs and Peacelink

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Recently, through an unexpected sequence of events, a cat and a dog had a confrontation in my office. We were cat-François_Desportes_-_A_Dog_and_a_Cat_Fighting_in_a_Kitchen_Interior_-_WGA06322sitting a beautiful animal whose claws have been clipped. Unexpectedly, a client dropped by who had her miniature bull dog with her. Separately, both the cat and dog are gentle creatures who rarely display their aggressive animal natures.  Thus, we were caught unprepared as the dog and cat went at each other, well like dogs and cats.  I always thought that “fighting like dogs and cats” was just a saying, but I can now confirm that unfamiliar dogs and cats do not get along well at all. There was hissing and attempts at clawing and scratching by the cat, and there were determined attempts by the dog to grab and bite the cat. The encounter only lasted seconds, but the chasing and mayhem resulted in overturned books and flower vases and general pandemonium, including screams from those looking on fearing the worst for both cat and dog. I was at my desk responding to a contract offer and was caught off guard, not knowing what was occurring. Eventually I was able to grab the dog’s collar and pull him off the cat. The cat was traumatized and hid in the garage for the next six hours. The dog had a little nip on his face but was otherwise unharmed. (more…)

Synchronicity and Forgiveness

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Synchronicity is a term used by Karl Jung to describe events which seem to be coincidences but actually are patterns that are often remarkable and rarely just coincidences. In my experience the universe is constantly trying to tell us where to go, what to do and who we really are. In my novel The Twelve, synchronicities were at the heart of the story and synchronicities are key to events in my own life. Examples can be dramatic or not, but by paying attention we can see and be more than we sometimes perceive. (more…)

My Dinner with Ruben

Monday, January 14th, 2013

 In my novel THE POWER OF THE TWELVE, which is to be published by BenBella Books in September 2013, I introduce a most interesting character named Ruben Papian. Ruben is in fact a real person. In some ways he may be the most interesting man in the world. If you have seen any of the Dos X Mexican beer television commercials you will know what I mean.

Ruben was born in Armenia. Somehow he overcame the limitations of his country of birth and emerged as a healer and consultant for royals, heads of state and the very wealthy. Those who have benefitted from Ruben’s unique talents have rewarded him with houses and financial support which allows him to live anywhere he wants and go anywhere he wants whenever he wants. Ruben has recently written a book called THE BOOK OF THE WISH. (more…)