Richard E James Ed. D, Ph. D Follow

Greetings, I am a seminary graduate, Ph. D Psychologist and Doctorate of philosophy. I enjoy studying world religions, travel and the search for life’s meaning. I personally believe that truth does not lie in what the world tells us to believe but rather in what it shows us through our experiences. https://None. West Branch, United States.
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Krishna the Supreme Personality of Godhead

Krishna is a revered deity in Hinduism, often depicted as the supreme incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is known for his divine leelas (playful activities) and teachings, which are described in ancient scriptures like the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad G…
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The Music of the Soul-Comic

This is a true story about a family’s history, life, death, hope and inspiration.
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Graphic Novel

The World I Woke Up In

In the aftermath of devastating events, our protagonist awakens to a transformed world in Detroit. The once thriving city now lies in ruins, a poignant reminder of the impermanence of human achievements. Amidst the debris and silence, he embarks on …
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The Explorer and the Mountain Trek

This is a true story about the recovery of my brother-in-law who suffered a sudden and unexpected event, that became the mountain he had to climb in order to find meaning and purpose in his life. The path before him was treacherous, filled with doub…
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The True Foundations of America

This is a masonic story of the American Revolution and freemasonry
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The Wonderlust: Lost in Time

The story is about a young woman with spiritual amnesia lost in time and space eventually finding her way through a means unsuspected.
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A Philosophers Thoughts and Poetry

What's contained in this work is a collection of my thoughts and poetry.
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The Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Conveys Philosophical and Spiritual Truths that can Change One's Perceptions

This is a retelling of the Sacred scripture Bhagavad Gita for all religious perspectives and philosophy ia a humble attempt to create awareness, provide spiritual Unity, and spread the philosophical and spiritual ideas of Lord Chaitanya a 15th-centu…
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The Sky City Chronicles

The Sky Chronicles is the story of a multidimensional gate across space and time with practical messages we can use to improve our world today and facilitate peace and harmony on a global scale.
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The Dangers of the Desert

This is a simple story of a young woman traveling through the desert and the treasure she found. It's a story of spiritual enlightenment for herself and you as the reader. Good luck and hope you enjoy the journey.
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The Rise of the Phoenix

This is a science fiction story about hummanities spirit and ability to always overcome the odds stacked against it.
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The Forgotten World

In the year 3025, humanity had reached a pivotal moment in its quest for knowledge and exploration. The advancements in technology had finally allowed a group of intrepid astronauts to venture beyond the confines of the solar system. The crew of the…
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Sometimes the Treasure isn’t hidden it's Just not There

This is a brief counterpoint to the significance of tithing from a philosophical perspective. It's intended only to get the reader to think objectively and to make personal choices in their own life. It's also intended to open up philosophical and…
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The Unseen Fears

This is a true to life fear based inspirational writing that goes beyond a mere story about fear itself but rather how fear effects us in our personal lives. The fear we face as human beings is more then just an external threat but rather more often…
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A Philosophers Search for Meaning Volume Two

This is last addition to a philosopher's search for meaning it includes twenty microfictions philosophical in nature.
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The Collected Stories of Two Hemispheres

This is a social commentary about the northern and southern hemispheres of our world. The thoughts, feelings and actions that make us similar and, those that divide us. The goal of the written project is to bring us all closer together and free from…
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The Music of the Soul

This is a true story about my family their spiritual traditions and family beliefs retold in one Ode Poem that you can read in under ten minutes.
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The West Branch Family that was Attacked by Bigfoot

As a clinical psychologist, I encounter a lot of strange stories that people claim are true. This is perhaps one of the strangest that left me wondering if it was true or fictional? All I know is as a resident of West Branch I try to stay out of the…
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The Michigan Chronicles

The Michigan Chronicles Explores Crypted creatures and other spooky events taking place in the State of Michigan. Before you read light up a nice fire and a hot drink in order to keep warm and remain safe from the things that go bump in the night.
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Roman Tapestries in Time

This is a story about human fate, our desires, and the battle between order and chaos in the world. It's about the lives of mortals influenced by the threads of Destiny and connected by the tapestries of time.
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The Story of Masada is the Story of the People of Israel

My comments about Israel and it's ability to overcome it's current threats are my own based on the country's history, current strategies, and personal observation. It's a inspirations piece intended to inspire and give hope. Thanks for reading
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L.U.N.A-Love Unleashed, Never Ending Aspirations

This is the story of one six-year-old Filipina with the ability to overcome any obstacle in her life in order to realize her dreams. Aspiration and success is never about the dream itself but rather the inspiration we take from it that can transform…
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24 Hours to Midnight

The bell rings and there are 24 hours left for the midnight of New Year's Eve. The countdown has begun and your main character has to rush to conquer the love of his life before the turn of the year.
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The Other Side of Christmas-Revenge of the Krampus

This is a story of abuse and generational conflict in a family and one young woman who overcome it.
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The Philippine Island Chronicles

Here lies a collection of Heroic, weird, supernatural, and horrific tales which are alleged to be true from the Philippines. The philosophical interpretations of what each story might actually mean is examined. Read, enjoy and above all remain safe!
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The Duwende and the Battle for the Symphony of Nature

If we look for the harmony in nature, it’s never far from our grasp or understanding. Every plant, animal, and particle of the soil has its own rhythm, synchronicity and wisdom. This can be seen in the deeply connected root of the Iron Wood and Maho…
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Symbolic Lodge Ritual and Philosophical Concepts

This is a deeper search into Masonic history, philosophy and ritual of the symbolic lodge.
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Collected Short Stories with philosophical messages.

Here is a collection of short stories with philosophical and religious messages about our relationships with the world and each other.
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The Night of the Amalanhig-2

This is the continuing story of #TheNightOfTheDeadPart1. The story continues and takes on new heroes and stranger twists. What will become of the Durian hotel, its unhappy guests and the craziest ass Halloween party that ever happened.
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The Philippine Revolution and Freemasonry: Born in Blood and Fire

This is a history of the Philippine Revolutionary period and the contributions of Freemasonry, freemasons, and collectively the Filipino people in forming a new nation.
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The Night of the Amalanhig

This story is about the Amalanhig which are Philippine zombies and vampires as told by the folklore and older people in the country.
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The Time Travelers Dilemma

This is a short story about one man's desire to change the events from his life only to discover the past and future didn't matter.
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The Road to Hell or the Path Less Traveled

This is a story of a personal journey to overcome fate and achieve his destiny. It's a story of good and evil and darkness and light.
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Game Theory and the Battle for Humanity- 2

This is an interactive story about a post-apocalyptic world that follows behind a previous story entitled "Game Theory and the Battle for Humanity". This story like most of my works attempt to provide a philosophical message that I hope is helpful. …
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Interactive story

A Philosophers Search for Meaning

The is a set of very short stories or observations attempting to say something meaningful in 500 characters or less. It's a group of social and religious commentaries that is universal as opposed to any particular point of view.
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Who, What, Where, When, and Why, a Soul never Dies

This is a short story about a computer generated experiment designed to control the human mind and it's outcome.
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Guided by the Light at the Edge of the Darkness

Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes and as such has a very extensive maritime history the SS Kamloops being one of its many ghost ships. This fictional tale is woven around historical events.
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The Wave

This is a existential tale about anxiety, impending tragedy, and the choices individuals make when faced with the fear of death.
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The Mystery Letter, It’s Meaning, and How it Changed Everyones Life.

This story is about a young girl's letter, a message and how it changed everyone's lives.
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Game Theory: The Battle for Humanity

The story is about two people from our future and a world controlled. Hope you enjoy reading and get it's very important message.
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The Island Survivor and Liberation

A young man is stranded on an island and has to develop the skills he needs to survive as he progresses through the stages of his life. In the end, will he attain the only liberation that’s needed? Will you?
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We are the Artificial Intelligence

This story is an existential search for the meaning of life. The Message: Thanks for your time and consideration.
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Dr. Death and the Suicide Machine

This story is based on the life of a real person and is intended to remind us to remain vigilant not to allow our own dark thoughts and actions to overtake our souls and chase us in our dreams.
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The Graves Time Traveler

This story is an alleged true story about a traveler who goes back 100 years into the past, leaves a message and than returns to his own time in a spiritual journey that can bring existential enlightenment. I invite you all to read another story abo…
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Masonic Philosophy, Ritual and its Spiritual Concepts

The material presented in this book on the philosophy of Freemasonry is intended to be shared with anyone interested regardless of religious belief, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. It is my belief that no specific spiritual group, society o…
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The Woman in the Secret Room

The story is about an old woman that enters a mansion looking for memories from her past and finding herself
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The Message From the Grave

The message from the grave is about a family traditional belief and the purpose it served.
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