Sunday, 22 May 2016

The Truth Seeker Returns...

After a long absence from this blog, I am finally back! Hopefully this will be a more permanent return. Before I begin, I just want to say a big thank you to all those people who have enquired about my health or just wished me well in my absence. I have had an ongoing back problem for a number of years and, toward the end of 2015, things began to get more serious. As a result of the amount of pain I was in, I eventually found myself unable to do even simple things – like sitting at a computer to type. My writing and research went on hold indefinite hold; even my ability to check on and reply to messages and emails was impaired. In early March 2016, I was finally admitted to hospital for a micro-discectomy procedure. Thankfully, the operation itself didn’t create any further problems, although I did have to spend further time resting in order to fully recuperate. The odds of the operation removing the bulk of the pain were moderate but good. As time has passed, I have had only limited results from the procedure. Pain is still very much a problem for me, but I have reached a point where I cannot let it dictate my day-to-day routine. I have begun exploring alternative treatments to manage the pain, but it is still early days in this regard. As for writing and research, I have spent as much time as I can getting back in the proverbial saddle.

The good news is that I am close to completing a new revised and expanded edition of my book “Science Fiction and the Hidden Global Agenda”. What began with a need to update several points has grown into a wealth of new research material – so much so that I have added almost 300 pages to the book! I number of friends suggested I release the new material as a second book (a part 2, if you will) however, after initially trying to structure the material such a way, this created a wealth of problems. Probably 50 percent of the material exists as updates, revisions of, and addendums to the material in the first book and has little to no context if presented in a separate book. It would require reproducing sizeable chunks of the first book to be understood and appreciated. It was simply easier to reproduce all of the material (old and new) in one newly published edition. The increased page count will unfortunately increase the cost of producing the book. However, like the first edition, I will make a free pdf version fully available and reproduce as much as I can here on the blog. I will give you the heads-up when the new book is available.

Whilst, recuperating from my operation, I was contacted on numerous occasions about recording interviews with fellow researchers. Obviously, my ill-health pretty much scuppered this - as I was unable to sit in one position long enough to record an interview! I have now begun chasing up these enquiries (apologies to those people who gave up waiting!) and even arranged one or two dates to record interviews. I will update you with details and links when they become available.

Once again, my huge appreciation for all your patience, support and positive thoughts. Hopefully, I’ve now weathered the worst and my truth-seeking can fully resume!
All the best for now!
Carl (The Truth Seeker’s Guide)


captron52 said...

Hi Carl great to have you back! Sorry about all that pain. I do know what you are going through as I too suffer from chronic pain mostly in the neck and lower back. This keeps me from doing as much writing as I would like to do. But sitting in front of the computer for very long just doesn't work good. Like yourself I do all kinds of alternate healing treatments. Sure hope you find one that can help ease at least most of the pain. The best of luck with your writings. And once again I say It is so great to see you back on here again! Blessings to you and yours my friend as always

sito saguid said...

So glad to know you've hurdled your health issues. I believe in time even the pain you're still having will also subside. Welcome back, dear friend! said...

Namaste brother Carl; of late, I have been distracted unable to keep up with blogging. Reading your post, I was dismayed to discover the extent of your ill health. Well wishes for a successful path toward pain free living.

How you managed to create 300 pages of updates while incapacitated, I have no idea. Good luck with a fluid, easily crafted revision.

Looking to enjoy catching up to your work. Have a fantastic balance to your summer Carl.

In Lak' ech, prosper with love... live beyond pain...

The Truth Seeker's Guide said...

Many thanks for all your support guys!
I am taking each day as it comes at the moment. Some days are better than others - but I'm no longer allowing the pain to overwhelm me. Positive thinking goes a long way!
All the best wishes,