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June 26, 2016
The Bear in the Desert

A story about diversity, acceptance and living our purpose, for children of all ages. by Jim Murdoch Once upon a time there was a little bear who lived in a desert. I know, you would expect a bear to live in the woods on in the mountains. But this little bear lived in the desert, […]

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May 15, 2016
Have you lived before?

Have you ever had that feeling that you have been here before? You have one of those so called déjà vu sensations, a feeling that something about the current situation is familiar. Usually it is only a moment then it is gone, but it leaves you with a curious feeling - this isn't the first […]

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April 14, 2016
An Author In Your Midst

You are travelling in a train, a plane or even on a ship. Across from you is someone tapping away on their laptop computer. What are they doing? What do they need to write so urgently it can't wait till they are in the office? Have you ever wondered what people are writing? If you […]

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March 25, 2016
What do a pillar, a dream and an ancient battle have in common?

This is Forthill in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, and it sets the scene for the opening of my new novel. Under the Cole Monument, that white tower with the statue of a man on top, is a suspected ancient throne of an eternal queen. Eternal because she was crowned after she died in a battle. This […]

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February 7, 2016
The Giants of Glorborin

It is here! The third book in the Dragons and Visions series, The Giants of Glorborin, is now available worldwide. This is a story of fear, faith and flying planets. To know what that means you'll have to read the book 🙂 Patrick Ferguson (Pat) explores a stone circle known as Adam's Calendar in South […]

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December 12, 2015
Giant cover revealed

It is time to uncover the deliciously designed cover for the third book in the Dragons and Visions series, The Giants of Glorborin. Paulien Bats has done a great job in capturing the essence of the story in a single image. The mix of colours, figures and shapes as well as the title all give […]

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December 5, 2015
Meet your Inner Dragon

Sitting Dragon courtesy of http://bobsartdujour.blogspot.ch/2012/01/sitting-dragon.html Some people have been fascinated by the Dragon Sleep meditations in the Dragons and Visions series. So I thought it would be fun to create a series of Dragon Sleep Meditation Guides. These are intended to be fun so have fun with them. However don't be surprised if your imagined […]

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October 27, 2015
Dragons of the Alps

Another Swiss writer has taken the dragons of Pilatus to task with her article "Dragons of the Alps" on Primer. Did you know that in the early 1700s, Swiss physician and naturalist Johann Jakob Scheuchzer went to prove the dragon legends true or false? This is what Anindita Basu Sempere found out and shared in […]

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September 12, 2015
The Inside of Dragons and Visions

I am excited to launch this week the free e-booklet: The Inside of Dragons and Visions. This little book offers insight into the characters, places and objects mentioned in the series. Read about their history, origin and real life inspirations. Why say more here, go to the download page and start reading it for yourself. […]

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February 17, 2015
Meet the Characters - Einarr

We meet Einarr as a sixteen year old son of an Irish astrologer and adviser to kings. He then takes us via his writings, which he learned from his father, on his pursuit of a treasure. As it turns out (Spoiler alert!) the treasure he seeks is not one of gold or silver but of […]

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January 10, 2015
Wings of Change

Wings of Change the book about change that changes lives by Jim & Katharina Murdoch My first book, written with my wife, Katharina. This is a non-fiction, self-help book with a daring fictional part to it. Each of the seven chapters ends with a fictionalized story of a family of geese. This story is a […]

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January 10, 2015
Jane and the Dragon

The story which inspired the novel "Pursuit". Have you been battling money issues? Do you consistently meet against a wall when it comes to money? Just when your finances are beginning to look better home comes that unexpected bill or something desperately needs replacing. You never seem to get over that level and tend to […]

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January 6, 2015
Inside Stories - Meeting Self

The second in a series where you, the reader, can explore the mystical “Inside” ideas used in the Dreams and Visions series, which include so far Pursuit and Dragon Song. Whereas in Pursuit the visions which the characters experienced where meeting with dragons and later on dragons in human form, book 2, Dragon Song, takes […]

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December 30, 2014
Inside Stories - Mystical Dragons

The first in a series where you, the reader, can explore the mystical "Inside" ideas used in the Dreams and Visions series, which include so far Pursuit and Dragon Song. Among the first visions appearing early in book 1, Pursuit, the main characters meet mystical dragons. Who are they and do they represent anything in […]

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December 21, 2014
Meet the Characters - Pat

The first in a series where you, the reader, get to meet one of the characters out of the Dreams and Visions series, which include so far Pursuit and Dragon Song. The first character we meet in book1 , Pursuit, is Patrick Ferguson, known to most as Pat, although his aunt Gaby calls him Patrick. […]

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October 21, 2014
Dragon Song and Visionary Fiction

It has been over a year in the making and three or four months in the editing and proofreading phase, but Dragon Song has finally seen the light of day. It is the second in the Dragons and Vision series and promise to take the reader on a dazzling and emotional ride. Dragons and Visions […]

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October 12, 2014
The Reptilian Brain and Reptile Ancestors

Did you know that a part of your brain is reptilian? Scientists tell us that there is a part of the brain which originated from our reptilian past. What they mean is that way back some of our ancestors were reptiles, or lizards, or serpents. That's an interesting fact, if it is a fact. It […]

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July 5, 2014
Coincidence or Inspiration?

I read time and time again how authors just write and often are surprised at what comes out. This has been my experience so far. Having just completed my second novel I am surprised at the seeming coincidences which have appeared in the story. Keeping in mind that book 2 is a continuation of the […]

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June 13, 2014
How Psychedelics Saved My Life « Reset.me Reset.me

How Psychedelics Saved My Life « Reset.me Reset.me. by Amber Lyon ON MAY 28, 2014 I invite you to take a step back and clear your mind of decades of false propaganda.  Governments worldwide lied to us about the medicinal benefits of marijuana.   The public has also been misled about psychedelics. These non-addictive substances- MDMA, ayahuasca, […]

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June 9, 2014
The Visionary Perspective

This is a great article by a visionary author about Visionary Fiction. What do you think? Have you read any other visionary / metaphysical books lately? Reblogged from The Visionary Fiction Alliance I suspect many of you, like me, struggle to define visionary fiction, not to mention how it differs from magical realism. In today’s […]

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