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Doric Temple Proportions:
This texts reveal the mysteries behind why Pythagoras went to so much trouble to keep his mathematical formula a secret.

The word άρρηπας (Carefully guarded secret doctrines) indicates that the knowledge of irrational numbers as discovered by Pythagoras was “…dangerous to the uninitiated [and] played an important part…in all the mysteries and similar organizations.  Aditionally, Pythagorean lore was άρρηπας, like that of the mysteries, and the penalty of betrayal was death.”  [Burkert 1972:453]

       Lectures:

        "Archaeological Discovery of Temporal Architecture Through Historic Documents" presented to the Mackinac Island Historical Society.

        "History of Private Claims in the Straights of Mackinac Area from 1780 to 1850" presented to Rotary Club, Cheboygan MI.

        "Doric Temple Proportions" presented to graduate class at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

        "Greek Mythology and Birds" presented to the Evergreen, CO Audubon Society.

        Illustrations appearing in Publication:

        "Excavations at Fort Michilimackinac, 1976", Archaeological Completion Report Series, No. 1, Mackinac Island State Park Commission.

        "Excavations at Fort Michilimackinac, 1977", Archaeological Completion Report Series, No. 2, Mackinac Island State Park Commission.

        "Excavations at Fort Michilimackinac, 1974 and 1975", Archaeological Completion Report Series, No. 7, Office of Archaeology and Historic

         Preservation, National Park Service, Washington, D.C..

        "The Powder Magazine at Fort Michilimackinac" Reports in Mackinac History and Archaeology, Mackinac Island State Park Commission.

        "Excavations at Fort Michilimackinac, 1978 - 1979", Archaeological Completion Report Series, No. 3, Mackinac Island State Park Commission.

         The Garfield Orbit, by Margaret Leech and Harry Brown, Harper and Row, NY

         "An Archaeological Inventory and Evaluation of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelanau and Benxie Counties, Michigan"

          National Park Service, U.S. Deprt6ment of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

        "Late Stone age Fishermen, Lothagam, Kenya" Publications of the Museum Anthropological Series, Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, MI

       

Mystery of the Templar Treasure

is a riveting story centered around the 1868 murder/suicide of James Killey on the Isle of Man. Spliced to this actual event are elements of Arthurian mythology and the lost treasure of the Knights Templar all interwoven into a heart pounding adventure that leaves the reader glued to every page.

 A modern-day set of characters follow the path of discovery into the true facts of the case, weaving the reader through intricate plot twists and revealing previously unknown facts behind the Holy Grail, Arthurian mythology and Celtic lore.

The reader soon learns the Templars would do anything to keep the Grail a secret and protect it for all eternity. They also learn others would do anything to find it and destroy it if necessary.

Secret of the Pythagoras Parchment

Secret of the Pythagoras Parchment continues the search for Templar Treasure, all the while being pursued by a cabal of agents from the Dragon Court, a secret organization housed within the Cathelic Chruch.  Following leads left by the Brotherhod of Templars assigned to guard the Grail treasure, the protagonists stumble on a ancient manuscript left by a Pythagoras student.  The trail eventually leads to a secret chamber beneath Arthur's Castle at Tintagel, only to have the operatives of the Dragon Court show up to spoil the discovory. It is a roller coaster ride tied to a spellbinding mystery in an attempt to find the ancient Templar treasure.

The Secret of Holyhead Island

Book three of the Manx Grail trillogy, The secret of Holyhead Island, brings together the concluding chapters in the search for the Holy Grail and the Templar treasue.  Once again the main characters are faced wtih solving intricate sets of riddles in order to unravel the devious clues left behind by the Templar knights. The progagonists discover new clues to the Templar fortune concealed within a thirteenth century document that leads to Scotland and back to Wales, where there is a revelation revealing the true meaning behind the Holy Grail.

The trilogy take a revisionist view of history and wraps it around an intriguing real life mystery. The story capitalizes on combining Celtic legend, Knights Templar history, and Pythagorean mathematics, to create a roller coaster adventure in a riotous, but dangerous romp across the globe.  Initially, the story begins on the Isle of Man with an actual murder/suicide, but soon the heart pounding adventure finds new secrets to solve in the most unlikely places.

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