Nobody quite knew what to make of them. Were they simply fun-loving thrill-seekers leaping from surfboards and roaring motorcycles to hang gliders, and then on to the most advanced rocket-propelled jetpacks on the planet? Or were they a genuine menace to religious traditionalists who were outraged when the Order began taking over churches, cathedrals and temples for their fiery flying rituals?
Bets swung both ways, but as the self-styled revolutionaries swelled in number and the media culture exulted, zealots turned violent and the press immediately warned of dogfights in the sky, street battles, mind games and soul wars.
Behind the scenes, the Powers That Be were strangely silent. But then word began filtering out that the secret elite were playing the two sides off against each other and there were whispers of a hidden agenda that could shift global power, profits and the future of the world itself...
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Wayne Saalman is the author of The Dream Illuminati (originally published in1988; the book was revised, extended and republished in 2010) and The Illuminati of Immortality (1990). Both books are currently available from New Falcon Publications and have extensive introductions by Robert Anton Wilson. His forthcoming novel is entitled Mystery Roads & Stardust Highways. Saalman, a novelist, poet, painter, songwriter and musician, is a native of Ohio and has traveled extensively throughout the world for decades pursuing insight into the nature and historic origins of mysticism and metaphysics, as well as the machinations of secret societies and their subsequent affect on world governance and the human spirit (ultimately in terms of human freedom, self-expression and self-determination). He is currently residing in Galway, Ireland, and is a practitioner of both Gnostic and Buddhist meditational methods, as well as being a practitioner of Tai Chi and Qi Gong.Review:
"In a sense, we have all had our wings broken; it remains the major function of such hallowed institutions as organized religion and free compulsory education to see that our wings are broken, or at least clipped, before we reach adulthood. How else will society have the insectoid units it needs to fill the cubicles in its hive economy?
But what if we begin to regrow healthy organs of Poetic Imagination and flight? What if we put on the wings and arouse the coiled splendor within as LIBER AL urges? Is it not predictable that society will react with the fury described by Wayne Saalman in this novel? Joyce did not name his emblematic Artist merely Daedalus but Stephen Dedalus after St. Stephen Protomartyr who reported a Vision and was stoned to death for it." --Robert Anton Wilson from the Introduction
"Saalman takes us on a quantum leap beyond the collective unconscious into our futures..." --Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D.
"This book is pure magick. It made me smile." --Timothy Leary
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Book Description New Falcon Publications, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0941404722
Book Description New Falcon Publications, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110941404722