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January 16, 2019
The Newgrange Mystery

Last October I visited a site which I only knew existed a few years ago, yet I had travelled within a few miles of it several times. Newgrange is said to be an 5200 year old passage tomb. But I don't buy that description. To say that dozens of such sites all over Ireland and […]

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September 20, 2017
Beaghmore Stone Circles in Northern Ireland

Growing up in Northern Ireland in the city of Belfast I never knew we had stone circle formations until recently. During a recent visit and looking for somewhere to go our son pointed out these stone circles on a map near Cookstown. I had never been to Cookstown either so we decided to visit. Cookstown […]

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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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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
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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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 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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April 20, 2014
Who are the White Dragon Family?

In my Novel "Pursuit" a brief passing mention is made of the White Dragon Family in a news item. In the sequel, "Dragon Song", the White Dragon Family makes an appearance and we meet one of their representatives. But who are the White Dragon Family exactly in real life? In the book they are the […]

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April 11, 2014
Dragons on Mt. Pilatus - I didn't make them up

Reading my metaphysical fantasy novel, "Pursuit", you may think that I have set the dragon scenes on Mount Pilatus because it's close to where I live. Well, actually I didn't invent the dragons of Pilatus. Stories of dragons on Mount Pilatus go back hundreds of years. Dragons have been seen flying between Pilatus to other […]

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March 18, 2014
Pontius Pilate and the Swiss Mountain

There is a myth surrounding Pontius Pilate which many people are not aware of. How, for example, did a mountain in Switzerland come to be named after him? In case you are not aware Pontius Pilate was a Roman Governor or Prefect of Judaea from AD 26-36. It was he who washed his hands when […]

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March 6, 2014
Dragon bones found near human corpse

It is reported that a man has discovered the remains of what may be the body of an official from the Roman Empire. Close to this corpse, the report says further, are the bones of some large creature. The find, according to the report, the source of which we are still trying to verify, was […]

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May 8, 2013
"Pursuit" is now published

Now Published Pursuit, a story of dragons, dreams, discovery and destiny is now available. Enjoy the paper-back edition Order now: Buy now: Pursuit - Paper-back Or get it on your e-reading device Start reading today: Buy now: Pursuit - eBook edition

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April 23, 2013
Meet Gabriela the book worm

  Here is another excerpt from Pursuit ch3. Gabriela was an avid reader. She would read almost anything she could get her hands on, books, magazines, newspapers, advertising posters, even the ingredients on biscuit packets. She just couldn't get enough to read. The books at school she read in an few hours. They were too […]

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April 14, 2013
Pursuit Excerpt: Roots

On the train he picked up a brochure lying on the small table at the window. A drawing of a dragon attracted his attention. It was about Mount Pilatus, the mountain he could see across the lake, with the city of Lucerne at its foot. The flyer mentioned a legend of dragons and that now […]

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April 5, 2013
Pursuit Excerpt: The Butterfly

After lunch, which Gabriella was able to take in the dining room downstairs, she returned to her ward and went to sit and read her book in the TV room. TV didn't normally bother her or distract her from her reading as her books were usually more interesting than anything on the TV. As she […]

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March 19, 2013
Pursuit

Pursuit A story of Dragons, Dreams, Discovery and Destiny Do dragons exist? Do our dreams become part of our reality? Einarr, a young warrior, follows a riddle from his father to find the treasure of his life. Gaby, a little girl and passionate reader, makes an amazing discovery within the pages of an antique book. […]

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March 15, 2013
Sneak peek at Pursuit ch1

1    Mount Pilatus In the sweltering heat, Pat pushed his way over another boulder. Finding a level piece of ground he sat down, leaning against the massive rock of the mountain he was climbing. The sun scorched him mercilessly. As he sat there, he contemplated where he was going. "I'm crazy!”, he thought, "Who in […]

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March 13, 2013
Why I started writing fiction

In a few weeks I will be publishing a fiction novel. It is a first for me. Having already co-authored "Wings of Change" with my wife, Katharina, and set up coaching websites and offered online coaching courses, many are wondering why I now write fiction. The answer is actually quite simple, and may surprise you, […]

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March 9, 2013
First Post

Hi, and welcome to my site and this blog. My name is Jim Murdoch and I am a writer. Some people call me coach because I share my experiences with them which seems to help them through a crisis. Others call me for their computer problems. I am also a Toastmaster and have served as […]

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