Kuartam: a legend

In the province of Morona-Santiago, around the city of Macas, a legend has always been told about the dangers of behaving disrespectfully towards nature. It is a legend that comes from the Shuar people, who live in the jungle in the southeastern Ecuadorian Amazon. Generally speaking, they are brave and proud of their traditions and of the fact that they are one of a handful of indigenous groups who managed to resist both the colonising missions of the Inca and the Spanish.

Meet Helen Pugh

Helen Pugh is the author of Unsung Women in Somerset, a collection of short stories focussing on real-life and legendary women who lived, loved, worked and struggled in Somerset. She grew up in the county and returned in 2018. Her other works include Intrepid Dudettes of the Inca Empire, an accessible non-fiction historical account of incredible Inca women who lived hundreds of years ago. For children, she has written Jungle-tastic Tales and Inca-tastic Tales, short story anthologies for children based on extensive research into the rainforest and Inca history, respectively, as well as Cuentos incatásticos for Spanish speakers. Her interest in South America and the Incas began in 2006, when she first went to Ecuador. Helen studied Spanish and Italian at university and has a lifelong passion for history, especially that of historical women who made history, but have been sidelined.

The Arrival, 55,500,000 B.C., Secrets of the Ancient World

Discover the realities behind legends of Antediluvian Civilizations and Ancient Extraterrestrial Influences. The creation stories of civilizations worldwide relate that their progenitors came from the stars or the heavens. This book explores these ancient traditions and reveals knowledge that for long millenniums has remained concealed under layers of legend and secrecy. Contemporary research reveals a stunning antiquity of civilization on our planet as archaeology unearths buried civilizations and discovers long submerged cities. Previous academic theories of the origins of civilization have fallen forfeit to finds at archaeological sites :worldwide, including a stunning new discovery under the ice of the Antarctic Continent, structures estimated to have been constructed as early as 55,500,000 BC. The evidence of exceedingly ancient civilizations raises profound questions. Archaeologists point out that many constructions—such as the Great Pyramid or the incredibly precise andesite stonework at Puma Punku—would even today be extremely difficult to duplicate, and certainly impossible to surpass. The whole theory of progress hesitates before these testaments in stone. How did small stone-age cultures rise to the level where they were able to construct vast cities and immense megalithic complexes? The creation stories of civilizations worldwide relate that their progenitors came from the stars or the heavens. Native Americans recount that their antecedents were “The Sky People” and “Star Beings.” The builders of Teotihuacan describe their gods as having descended from the heavens. Egyptian texts speak of their “bringers of knowledge” coming from Sahu and Sopdit (Orion and Sirius) in a “cosmic egg radiating colored light,” circa 18,000 BC. The pre-Tibetan Zhang Zhung tradition describes their “god” Gekhoe as having descended to earth in a “resplendent jeweled egg” while “radiating brilliant hues on father mountain and mother lake,” at which time “in the sky there appeared brilliant lights, melodious sounds in space, and many other wonderful occurrences,” circa 16,000 BC. The Maya, the pre-Incans, the Sumerians, and so many others, all express the same account in diverse symbolic languages—their “gods” came from the stars, bringing advanced knowledge and the gift of civilization. These cultures were greatly separated both geographically and chronologically, yet their creation stories are strikingly similar and, in many cases, virtually identical. Who were these “gods”? From where did they come? Explore answers to these questions and discover knowledge that has long been concealed in legends and secrecy. A truly incomparable book for anyone interested in enlarging their knowledge and personal power, and especially fascinating for anyone interested in the realities behind the ubiquitous legends of antediluvian civilizations and ancient extraterrestrial influences. 2022 Edition, e-reader page count 310 (estimated, actual count varies with the reading device used). For more information, please see the ‘Read sample’ feature on the book’s Amazon page. Thank you.

Meet Michael Hawking, Jenna Wolfe Ph.D.

M.G. Hawking is an avid traveler, adventurer, and writer. Devoted to exploring remote areas of the globe to discover regions unknown to the Western world, always in search of extraordinary people and experiences, he has found many, especially in the Great Range of the Himalayas, the setting for most of his books. His focus is documenting profound wisdom traditions and revealing the knowledge and power they convey. Hawking is the author of the book series, ‘In The Valley of Supreme Masters,’ along with its associated companion volumes. When not traveling, he spends his time working on projects related to presenting books of an esoteric nature with his wonderful team in Northern California. Heather Cantrell, M.Litt., contributor and editor for Wisdom Masters Press, is an experienced world traveler. Having been born in Nepal to British parents who were teachers in various parts of Asia, she has extensive experience in the Himalayas, and is a devoted equestrian and animal lover. Amber Chellings, M.Phil., contributor and newsletter director, is an avid photographer, outdoor enthusiast and ardent equestrian. Jenna Wolfe, Ph.D., our exceptional research expert, contributor and book content supervisor, is a primary link to our numerous academic technical advisers.

Paris, Ooh La La!: A Traveler’s Guide to the City of Romance

Paris, Ooh la la! – A Traveler’s Guide to the City of Romance is the ultimate travel companion for anyone planning a trip to the enchanting French capital. With detailed insights on everything from the best attractions and hidden gems, to alternative neighborhoods and practical tips for getting around, this guide is a must-have for any visitor looking to make the most of their time in Paris. With stunning photography and expert recommendations, readers will discover the city’s rich culture, iconic landmarks, delicious cuisine, and vibrant nightlife. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this book offers something for everyone – from families seeking kid-friendly activities to adventurers looking to explore off the beaten path. With extensive resources for planning, including recommendations for the best books, websites, and apps, Paris – A Comprehensive Guide to the City of Love will help you plan an unforgettable trip to one of the most romantic cities in the world. So pack your bags, brush up on your French, and get ready to fall in love with the magic of Paris.

Meet Isabelle Dubois

Isabella Dubois is a talented writer who has a passion for exploring different cultures and destinations. Her travels have taken her to various corners of the world, and her experiences have inspired her to share her insights and knowledge with others. Her book on Paris is a comprehensive guide filled with practical tips, insider information, and fun anecdotes, making it the perfect companion for anyone planning a trip to the City of Light.

Dawn of the Egyptian Masters, The Origins

Explore the Knowledge of the Ancient Egyptian Masters and the Origins of Their Wisdom and Power. From the dawn of civilization to the present day, accounts of highly enlightened masters possessed of supreme knowledge and power have appeared in the histories, literature and traditions of cultures throughout the world. Transcribed directly from the journals and field notes of explorer M.G. Hawking’s sixty-two months in remote regions of the world, this book examines the existence of these great masters, presents a detailed account of their profound knowledge, and explores the possible origins of their wisdom and remarkable powers. We begin with the translation and analysis of an esoteric manuscript, ‘The Golden Crown,’ a creation of the great Egyptian Master Kalika-Khenmetaten, who authored her masterpiece under the patronage of the majestic Kings Amenhotep III and Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) over three-thousand-three-hundred years ago. Passages from Kalika’s manuscript clearly reveal the profound knowledge and wisdom of the great masters of distant ages: “Experience is the product of the mind—your conscious thoughts and images—propelled into being by feelings; this forms the reality that you experience. You are therefore not at the mercy of a reality that exists apart from yourself, or is thrust upon you.” —Kalika-Khenmetaten Explore the origins of the wisdom of the great masters through accounts of encounters and conversations the author and his companions had with individuals they believe to be the true Ri-iha-mo, the ‘mountain goddesses’ or ‘celestials’ that are legendary throughout the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Tibet, and beyond. These encounters, insofar as extensive research indicates, have no counterpart in available world literature. The underlying concepts are present in many profound literatures, both modern and ancient, but no descriptions of actual conversations with the Ri-iha-mo that reveal profound revelations about our Universe, our planet, and our true nature, revelations that can greatly assist in understanding our world, its history, and our role and power in creating precisely the life we desire. Such accounts may exist, but have apparently remained sealed, that is to say esoteric or arcane. An outstanding book for anyone interested in the wisdom of the Egyptian Masters, and especially valuable for anyone wishing to expand their own knowledge and personal power. Includes Reference Citations and a Source Material Anthology. A Kindle Unlimited Book. 2020 Edition, e-reader page count 330. For more information, please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on the book’s Amazon page. Thank you.

Meet M.G. Hawking

M.G. Hawking is an avid traveler, adventurer, and writer. Devoted to exploring remote areas of the globe to discover regions unknown to the Western world, always in search of extraordinary people and experiences, he has found many, especially in the Great Range of the Himalayas, the setting for most of his books. His focus is documenting profound wisdom traditions and revealing the knowledge and power they convey. Hawking is the author of the book series, ‘In The Valley of Supreme Masters,’ along with its associated companion volumes. When not traveling, he spends his time working on projects related to presenting books of an esoteric nature with his wonderful team in Northern California. Heather Cantrell, M.Litt., contributor and editor for Wisdom Masters Press, is an experienced world traveler. Having been born in Nepal to British parents who were teachers in various parts of Asia, she has extensive experience in the Himalayas, and is a devoted equestrian and animal lover. Amber Chellings, M.Phil., contributor and newsletter director, is an avid photographer, outdoor enthusiast and ardent equestrian. Jenna Wolfe, Ph.D., our exceptional research expert, contributor and book content supervisor, is a primary link to our numerous academic technical advisers.

The Adventures of Mat Rufs: Mexican ‘Jewel’

Voted ‘Fiction Book of the Year’ by Corporate Live Wire!
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Mat Rufs loves to hop on a plane and travel to a destination—by himself and on the spur of the moment—to explore and immerse.

This time he is lost in a Mexican cave, near the Volcán de Colima, and finds himself amid a heart-racing thriller with a historical twist and an international scope that will keep you up at night.

This book is about travel, adventure, unexpected turns, ancient customs, intuitive decisions, pandemics, international business, and life as it happens!

So are you ready for a thought-provoking adventurous journey?

Then grab your copy of The Adventures of Mat Rufs, and hop on and join the ride!


Meet A. Liachenko

Anna Liachenko is an award-winning writer, entrepreneur, and author of The Adventures of Mat Rufs series which has won the Fiction Book of the Year award from the Corporate Live Wire. Alongside her writing, Anna leads Montreal-based marketing agency ZZINC health marketing inc. as its Chief Executive Officer. She is also a real estate investor, a mother of two wonderful boys, and an enthusiastic world traveler, having explored more than 30 countries with her partner, alone or with her family.

Flavour with Benefits: France

Would you love to escape on a romantic journey? Your ticket is between the covers of the stunning Flavour with Benefits: France.Discover the world’s most popular travel destination:• Experience breathtaking France with over 100 original photographs.• Sail by limestone cliffs on a warm Mediterranean current.• Descend a glowing staircase to a wine cave filled with millions of bottles of champagne.Learn about women who changed the world• The Grande Dame of Champagne who couldn’t vote yet built an empire.• La mère (the mother) Brazier whose restaurants set new culinary standards.Food that doesn’t compromise flavour or health• Enjoy 50+ inspired recipes accompanied by stunning photographs.• Learn about food as medicine and a five-year-old girl.• Crave a dessert that reimagines: I’ll have what she’s having!Flavour with Benefits: France will inspire you to plan the trip of your dreams and indulge inflavours that deliver a pleasant surprise.Co-authors, Cathy Connally and Charley Best, are obsessed with developing new approaches toiconic flavours served with a side-dish of travel. Flavour with Benefits: France is the first bookin the series.


Meet Cathy Connally & Charley Best

Cathy Connally and Charley Best are world travelers who are obsessed with beautiful photography and are experts in maximizing flavour and health in their unique recipes. Take this journey with them to France and see some amazing sights, experience some beautiful food and meet some amazing women.

Strange History, Life’s Mysteries, and Other Bloviation

A slip and fall changed the course of 20th century history and broadcasting.

One man’s dislike of cats contributed to the deaths of millions of people.

A World War II pilot survives 3 plane crashes before switching gears and changing the world of science fiction forever.

A bullet fired in the Civil War nearly wiped yours truly from existence.

Told in the spirit of Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story, this series of short and fantastic historical stories will intrigue and delight readers who enjoy a fresh take on history. All of these stories come with a fun twist at the end, and some readers will enjoy guessing who or what each story is about as they follow along with each new tale. This is a short, but engaging read!


Meet J. Dallas Brooks

J. Dallas Brooks is an Air Force veteran, engineer, adjunct professor, and writer who lives with his family on their farm in southern Colorado.

Whispers Among The Prairie

***Winner of the 2019 Book Excellence Award in the Western category***

Journey back in time to the American West, where the ancient prairie lands are stained with blood from the battles being waged between the Indians and White Man.

The Indians wish to continue living in freedom as they always have, but the White Man see them as savages who need to be eradicated.

Chief Black Kettle, of the Southern Cheyenne Indians, and his adopted daughter, Morning Dove, try and keep the peace with the Whites, wishing to protect their people from the needless bloodshed sweeping across the land.

Enter Clinton McKay, a veteran of the Civil War, who re-enlists in the cavalry and crosses paths with Morning Dove. The pair soon develop feelings for one another but fight against them, knowing society wouldn’t allow them to be together, as they are on opposite sides of a war.

What will happen? Will they bow to an unjust society? Will their love flourish? Will Black Kettle keep his tribe safe? Join the adventure on the Great Plains in Whispers Among the Prairie.

Pianist in a Bordello (Bargain Book)

Pianist in a Bordello

What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth—the whole truth? 
Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. He’s running on a platform of honesty and transparency—and against the advice of his friends and advisers he’s decided to start with himself. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election.
And what a life he’s had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an angry shot at his absent father, Richard grows up in the spotlight, the son of an enigmatic fugitive and the grandson of a Republican senator. He’s kidnapped and rescued, kicked out of college for a prank involving turkeys, arrested in Hawaii while trying to deliver secrets to the CIA…Dick Nixon Youngblood’s ready to tell all. 
He’ll even tell his readers about the Amandas—three women who share a name but not much else, and who each have helped shape and define the man he’s become. 
Are voters really ready for the whole truth?
Are you?
Pianist in a Bordello is a hilarious political romp through the last four decades of American history, from a narrator who is full of surprises.


Meet Mike C. Erickson

Mike C. Erickson grew up in the idyllic college town of Logan, Utah, but because of a twist of fate he graduated from high school in Honolulu. He left Hawaii brimming with aloha and enrolled at Utah State, where he was awarded two degrees and self-proclaimed minor intellectual status, which was of dubious value when the US Army invited him to vacation in South-East Asia. Ten days after leaving Vietnam, he began decades of dispensing pearls of wisdom as a high school history teacher, academic decathlon coach, and on occasion, as a community college instructor in the Sacramento area. Mike and his wife Trudy, have two grown sons and a grandson born soon after this novel is published. When not in Hawaii or another exotic locale, they live in Gold River, California. This is his first novel.

Thorfinn and the Witch’s Curse

THE 2020 WISHING SHELF BRONZE MEDAL WINNER! Viking legends, unforgettable characters and authentic history combine in an exciting series starter! Vikings and Saxons, ghostly curses, witches and soothsayers, dangerous were-creatures and a young boy who must find his courage! 

Danelaw life is good! Practicing martial skills, grumbling over chores, listening to scary stories and shadowing his brothers everywhere, Finn is a normal boy of ten in the Viking Kingdoms of ninth century England. A bit timid, his father plots his apprenticeship while the family prepares a grand wedding. Off to the North, his uncle sails home after years of exile. And unbeknownst to all, the ghost of an ancient mage sits sentinel over his clan freehold. But when a witch’s curse comes alive, a mishap turns young Finn into a vardoger, haunted by his own forerunner ghost. 

Suddenly thrust into a new realm beyond Midgard, Finn struggles to be a boy by day and a ghost at night. His own clan fears him, he overhears murder plots, he learns the truth of giants and the hidden folk, and the witch still hunts revenge… 

Will Finn find the courage to defeat his enemies, save his uncle, and accept his new half-ghostly existence?

Don’t miss Thorfinn and the Witch’s Curse, first book of The Forerunner Series by Jay Veloso Batista.


Meet Jay Veloso Batista

Author of the Forerunner Series, an Epic Viking Age Historical Fantasy, Jay has also penned RPG games and non-fiction. Jay lives on the shore in Delaware where he can kayak and eat bluefin crabs.