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I'm a woodworker and a leather artist/crafter. Photography and astronomy are my passions.

I'm descended from the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk who was killed in 1777.

I am also of Scots-Irish descent and VERY proud of my heritage and my culture. I do not apologize for my culture, nor am I "politically correct", and do not tolerate others who think that it is a necessity to be so.

Visit my Etsy site at: http://aeryckdesade.etsy.com


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A peek at my first chapter

So I decided to share a peek of the first chapter of my new book that I'm working on currently.

Copyright All Rights Reserved by Aeryck de Sade

Today was just like any other day.  In fact, that was the problem, that today was just too damn normal.  I wasn’t completely sure if it was because the night before I had the same sleep or if it was because the weather was plain or what the deal was, really.  All that I knew was that I didn’t like the way it felt, somehow, deep down in my gut.

I hadn’t really given much thought to the dreams that I had been having lately, but I knew that they were seeming to be ones that made me think throughout the day that there was something I should be remembering.  Although I never really could remember what it was that it seemed like I should remember.
I do know that everyone who tried to talk to me lately was coming across as a whisper, as an annoyance and a distant buzz that really didn’t matter.  Whatever, they’re just getting on my nerves lately, that’s all.  So what’s new with that, anyway?

I seemed to recall that when we moved here, to this far off country place, that it seemed like it would be fun, or at least a nice change of pace from the city.  There were fields all around me and there was a sense of quiet that seemed to dominate the landscape, and I could walk forever and not see another person.  That part was good, as I was growing a little tired of never having any space to myself.  If it wasn’t my parents breathing down my fricken neck then it was the stupid shit I had to deal with in school.  God knows how many times I would’ve liked to knock some idiot teacher upside their head with the spine of my book, if for nothing else than just not ignoring me in class when it was perfectly clear that I had absolutely no interest in whatever the hell it was they were blabbing about.

That’s fine, those people were idiots anyway, and now I get to be in a new place where people don’t know me from nothing and I can make myself into whoever I want to be.  That’s one good thing about having parents that can’t keep themselves in one spot for too long; I get to try out different personalities, and people don’t ask me what happened over the summer.  All of those kids at the other school were starting to get way too into their stupid selves anyway.

Sometimes, though, I did kinda wonder what it was that I was missing in myself.  I could feel it, a little more everyday it seemed, that there was something that I was either supposed to be doing or something that I needed to figure out.  That’s the problem with those vague feelings, though, is that you feel that way but you never really know why you feel that way.

Walking along the lane that leads down the side of the field makes it seem a little less present, all of those far off people and their stupid preoccupations with their clothes and their smug attitudes.  At least out here no one can question the thoughts that I have or the feelings that I have, because out here I’m all alone.  That’s how I like it, though.  I like the solitude and the quiet, where the only voice that I hear is my own, and not some dumb slut whispering at the table next to me about what she wants to do with the teacher, if only she could get him alone for a few minutes.  After all, she’s too mature for the guys in her class at this school, because she knows what she wants and how to do it as only a person like our 4th period English teacher could understand.  And on and on it goes with her and her annoying little mouth; a mouth that’s probably all too eager to pass around herpes that she got when she was 11.  Although she still doesn’t understand how in the world she got Chlamydia, after all it’s not like she sleeps around with too many people.

This place seems different, though, and I’m sure that it will be easier to be myself and be a little less noticed, at least for a while, until I can figure everyone out and let them see me for who I really am.  No one’s gonna treat me the way they treated me in the last school, that’s for sure.  I’ve learned way too much since then, and these people won’t get the chance to push me around.

I just wish that I could think a little clearer, though.  The cloudy feeling that keeps filling my head is just a bit unnerving, and there’s no reason why it won’t start to settle now that I’m out of the city.  The air feels so much brisker and cleaner here, and I’m sure that’s what it was before, all the nasty crap that I was breathing in everyday, making my head feel like it had cotton stuffed up inside of it.

It’s kinda cool how this lane just wanders back into the fields like this, until it gets to the woods.  That’s something that I’ve got to make sure that I check out a little closer, and find a spot for myself out here.  A person always needs their own private spot to disappear into every once in a while.  We all need to find an area that lets us get away and blow off some steam, at least.  These woods seem like a great place to do just that.  I should be getting back home though, because I don’t want to be stuck out here when it starts getting dark since I don’t really even know my way around yet.  That’ll also make it look good to my parents when I get home since it will seem like I didn’t want to stay out and make them worry.  Sometimes it’s just to easy to fool adults.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Print version of my book is now available

My new book Communicating With The Dead: An Introduction To Methods Of Spirit Contact is now available in the print version!  Order it directly through CreateSpace.com or through Amazon in about a week or so, when it populates there.  This title will be available throughout Europe as well, and can be ordered through other retailers such as Barnes and Noble in about 6 to 8 weeks.

List Price: $10.95
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
ISBN-13: 978-1477511886
 ISBN-10: 1477511881 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My new book is live!

I just wanted to give a heads up to my blog readers that my newest book, Communicating with the Dead: An Introduction to Spirit Contact is finished and is online in eBook format, ready to be purchased.

The link will have all the available formats, including the ability to sample a portion of the book online.  Come get a copy of my newest book today for your Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo, as well as many other formats!


Monday, May 14, 2012

My New Book... PREFACE Sneak Peek!

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, I'm currently working on a new book to publish about Spirit Communications.

I thought that it would be a nice idea to share with my readers the Preface of the book, so that you can get an idea about what the book will be like and maybe whet your appetite for it in the coming days.  Of course, I'll let everyone know when I have the final proof complete and when it's ready for sale!

(The following is Copyright Aeryck de Sade, All Rights Reserved)


   We have all experienced the loss of a loved one in our life at some time or another.  That loss could have been someone very close to us, or a mere acquaintance, but it was a loss nonetheless, and the memory of that person has stuck in our mind up until now.
   Have you ever felt the presence of that loved one, perhaps while you were just going about your daily routine, or upon waking in the morning?  Maybe you’ve felt a slight nudge from behind and thought to yourself for a moment that the feeling was somehow familiar, like the touch of someone you once knew.  Perhaps, as you lie in bed and drift off to sleep, you get the faint notion that you heard a voice, like a whisper, from close by, even though you are alone.  Maybe you are jarred awake from that slumber you were just entering, thinking for a brief moment that you were being watched, or that you were being breathed upon.  Perhaps, while walking down your hallway, you noticed the familiar scent of roses or a favorite perfume that your departed friend or relative liked to wear, and it gave you a reason to pause, and remember.
   These are situations that we can all relate to in some way or another, and ways that the departed let us know that they are still near us.  The desire to want to know what our departed is experiencing, or that they remember us, is a deep and personal emotion that affects us all, and leads us to seek for methods of reassurance, or even communication, with our dearly departed.
   Maybe your motivation is as simple as curiosity, or wanting to delve into the strange and unique world of “ghost hunting”.  Maybe you think your house is haunted, or your friend has asked if you think that their house is haunted.  Wouldn’t you like some methods to discover, for yourself, how best to communicate with the other side?  Wouldn’t you like to know that you can find evidence about the spirits that may be in your own house, or in a location that is rumored to be haunted?
   In this book I will seek to provide you with several methods of communicating with spirits.  I will focus on methods that range from simple ones that require little to no training, and some that require minimal equipment to record the voices of the dead.  Then I’ll venture into some more advanced techniques of helping you to become more attuned to the subtle world of Spirit so that you may discover if the path of mediumship, or spirit communication, may be more your forte.
   I’ll discuss some of the methods that professional ghost hunters use, that you can use as well, to determine if a location is haunted, or if you are being contacted by Spirit.  I will also share my thoughts and methods of using tools such as dowsing, pendulums, and spirit boards for communications with the deceased.  Along the way, this book may pique your interest in seeking a hobby or career of ghost hunting, or spirit communication.  Maybe you’ll even discover that you have a knack for mediumship, a highly coveted talent that has been used by many people to communicate with the dead ranging from law enforcement to private readings for people that seek to contact their dead relatives, as well as ghost hunting teams that seek to discover the reasons for a particular spirit hanging around a location, whether for good or ill.
   I hope that you’ll find this information as useful and enlightening to read and experience as I have in sharing it with you.  It is my wish that you will find this book useful to advance your knowledge and experience in the unique and wonderful world of spirit communication.  So sit back and prepare yourself for a journey that many have thought about, but few have ventured down; a journey of wonderful new insights and sensations that they only dreamed about in books or in shows, but that I am now laying out for your inspection and learning.
   May Spirit open new worlds to you, and may you be opened to new worlds of Spirit!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

New book...

Stay tuned, as I'm working on a new book to soon be published!

Right now I'm planning on releasing it as a digital eBook at first, for distribution, and then we'll see if I decide to make it available in print form or not.

The book will be focusing on different methods of spirit communication, as well as its uses in such areas as ghost hunting and mediumship, EVP, etc. It will be an interesting read, and one that engages the reader more than a simple "how-to" manual would.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Quaker wisdom

This wonderful quote, from a book called The Spirit of the Quakers has really caught my attention lately.

"Speech tends to divide, people cling to words rather than to their meaning. Words give rise to religions, to churches which break up the great family of simple souls, for whom loving worship should be enough, into rival sovereign fragments.

"Words split apart, Silence unites. Words scatter, Silence gathers together. Words stir up, Silence brings peace. Words engender denial, Silence invites even the denier to find fresh hope in the confident expectation of a mystery which can be accomplished within."
--Pierre Lacout, 1969

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Morality and Choice, or Why Religion is Better than Government

The very notion of morality is one of fairly hot debate, especially in modern times, because it is often followed by the question of "who chooses the morals?" or something similar. The idea really is not, when given in context, about whose morals, per se, but whether or not people are willing to accept a set of morals period. Also, the very notion of "morals" leads one to consider religious ideas or a set of standards that is decreed by such a religious group, no matter what that particular group be, so long as it a religious one.

So then question becomes, Choice OR Morals, and whether or not there is even a possibility of one without the other. I say, that's not even an issue. Of course someone can have morals without having a religion; look at the ancient philosophers, especially ones like Aristotle. There is, within ancient philosophy (as I would focus on them in this entry as opposed to some more modern thinkers who would call their ideas "philosophy" at all) the very structure for the forms of morality and ethics in particular. These philosophers focus on just that, ethics and morality, leaving religion aside in such cases. Therefore, it is a morality of Choice and not one of fear of retribution or a heavenly punishment versus reward scenario, let's say. Having a morality for the sake of morals itself, and for your own life and/or that of your fellow man.

That idea, of morality of choice versus force, then leads us specifically into the discussion of government versus religion. I would even venture so far as to say that this could lead us to include not only religion and choice, but atheism and choice as well, versus the force of governmental control, or rule by the State, in particular.

Perhaps first we should clarify some terms.Merriam-Webster gives as one of its definitions of "State" as follows: a : a body of persons constituting a special class in a society 3 b plural : the members or representatives of the governing classes assembled in a legislative body   

Whereas it defines "Government" in such a way: the act or process of governing; specifically : authoritative direction or control   

So, for general purposes, let's take the definition of "State" to mean 'a body of persons that are in a special class in society', and to take "government" to mean 'the force or method with which the State uses to control those people under them in society'. 

Of course, "government" would, ideally, mean a group within a country that is used to DEFEND the inhabitants of that country (via a military or citizen group), but that's not the case, really, so we'll focus on the facts of what "government" REALLY means in this entry. 

Let me ask a couple of questions to get this in its final stages before I wrap up with why I think religion is better than government, or at least freer in that it has choice.

Can, in this modern age, in America, an institution such as the Catholic church, or any Protestant church, come into your home by force, and demand that you follow its teachings, tithe to its centers, obey its laws, and submit to its rulings? That question really doesn't even need to be asked, because the resounding answer is NO, of course not! You can choose to be Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Jewish, atheist (because, let's face it, I have to lump atheism with religions, because atheists defend their views more militantly than religionists do nowadays anyway, and much more aggressively to anyone who may be so "foolish" [according to them] to believe in anything OTHER than atheism), or a believer in aliens from the planet Marmalade. Whatever you religious belief may be, it is simply that... a belief, a CHOICE.

Government, on the other hand, is NOT a choice, as far as concerns what you may choose to believe or not believe in its regards. Government lives and breathes solely and completely by the act of force and violence, in regards both its own servants and anyone else who attempts to face it with a contrary act.

That last paragraph is just way over the top, huh? Really? Try telling the government that you don't believe in taxes and that you have decided not to take part in that "sacrament" of theirs any longer; see if they don't answer you in return by imprisonment. Now, go to a church and tell them you don't believe in God (or Adam and Eve, or whatever else you want to disbelieve in for this example) and see if they don't, perhaps, try to convince you otherwise, but then let you go on your merry way. See the difference?

Therefore, doing something like defying the church can get you retribution from the church, or even expelled from that organization, but it cannot jail you, torture you, take away your rights, or even kill you, as government can, and does, on a regular basis to those who oppose its arbitrary and violent laws. Why do I say that the government's laws can be construed as violent? Well, simply because they are in place in such a way that exists solely and completely by the act of force; i.e., obey or pay. The very fact that the government rules by aggression implies force and violence, held in control by the "elite" class of society that run it, known in this example, as the State.

So here's where my atheist friends jump in and declare that upholding religion is not objective, but somehow they think that upholding government is objective. To them, let me make this very clear: the atheists that uphold the idea of government being good and religion being bad, have supplanted the very mysticism that they renounce in religion with an even more brutal and extreme mysticism of government and rule by the State. Like I said previously, religion is choice, and government is force.

It is better for a religion to promise a reward or punishment in an afterlife, and leave it up to you to decide the path you follow, than it is for a government to give you the choice of obeying its dictates or face death or imprisonment in this life. One is choice and the other is not.

But, there are some that do not value life, or choice, or the freedom for people to even choose for themselves. Those people, I call Statists. They somehow think that they CHOOSE government over choice itself. That is another, and wholly more involved, form of mysticism and deluded logic that only leads to defy its own existence, and therefore is not even worth going into at this point. Those that would have and hold that the government is somehow "good" or looking out for peoples' best interest; it's okay, you can continue to live in that delusional world. Have fun with that, but keep it to yourself, because there are still some of us alive that value choice and freedom and liberty, not servitude and aggression and lifelessness.