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DR. SIMON CLEVELAND is the author of:

Descent The R. Connors Story(2009) - a psychological suspense delivering a rare glimpse into the minds of identity-shattered individuals.

The Basenji Revelation(2004)-a mystery thriller about the oldest secret of ancient Egypt.

Existential Meditation - On the questions of Beginning the Meaning of Existence and the Consequences of the End(2005) - a nonfiction discourse on the meaning of life, development of consciousness and the concept of immortality
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Dr. Simon Cleveland is a philosopher, literary critic, member of the National Writers Union and the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. Graduate of George Mason University, The George Washington University
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The Basenji Revelation
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Existential Meditation (Nonfiction)
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Description: <i>This is a reflection, a perspective on life derived partly from the latest scientific theories in cosmology and quantum mechanics and partly from personal analysis of the works of some of the greatest writers and philosophers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. <br> It explores topics such as the meaning of time, consciousness and the development of the human essence. It examines the genesis of the concept of immortality and how various world religions define the idea of being immortal.
The Basenji Revelation (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: An excerpt from ‘The Basenji Revelation’. <br><br> About this book: <i>In the suburbs of Washington a secret is lurking. Everyone notices that Sam Johanek, a weapons analyst with a top-secret clearance, is changing. He exhibits peculiar mood swings, weird food preferences and a bizarre case of amnesia. No one suspects that Sam is battling a recurring nightmare and a scary obsession with his Basenji dog. In fear for his well being, Sam's wife contacts an inexperienced psychologist. Series of events follow, that take the readers on a trip, from Egypt's Valley of the Kings to the jungles of Gabon, where hides the oldest secret of the ancient Egyptians. As time runs out for Sam, his fate rests in the hands of three people destined to uncover the 'The Basenji Revelation.' <br><br>Midwest Book Review calls this book "...an action packed thriller that will have readers white knuckled and holding their breath...try not to read it with the lights off...it gave me the shivers." </i> <br><br> "[The Basenji Revelation] is an action packed thriller that will have reader’s white knuckled and holding their breath... one book you don’t want to miss and try not to read it with the lights off." Diana Bennett Author of His Father's Son
Descent The R. Connors Story (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Roy Connors, consultant for a top technology company and the quintessential pursuer of the American dream, through perseverance gains a unique mental disorder. When his only entrusted friend falls in love with a hot brunette, Roy’s already fragile life suddenly spirals out of control. Obsessed with the ancient symbols carved on a 3,500 year-old clay disk and ridden by jealousy, Roy follows the happy couple to their Cayman Island retreat. The fates of the three collide with the arrival of the deadliest hurricane in the islands’ history. Descent The R. Connors Story is a psychological suspense delivering a rare glimpse into the minds of identity-shattered individuals. Written in a vibrant style it reconciles misconceptions about self, sexual duality, and the mysterious raw forces of Nature.
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Think [the box] ing: Eternity - something to look forward to? 82 72 Jul 24, 2009 11:11PM  
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“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
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George Bernard Shaw
“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
George Bernard Shaw

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Behind a remarkable scholar we not infrequently find an average human being, and behind an average artist we often find a very remarkable human being.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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“The four stages of acceptance:
1. This is worthless nonsense.
2. This is an interesting, but perverse, point of view.
3. This is true, but quite unimportant.
4. I always said so."

(Review of The Truth About Death, in: Journal of Genetics 1963, Vol. 58, p.464)”
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“The syntactical nature of reality, the real secret of magic, is that the world is made of words. And if you know the words that the world is made of, you can make of it whatever you wish.”
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William O'Brien Hi Simon - Thank you for your friendship!
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
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Expected release date Feb/Mar.
Best wishes, William


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Simon Ph.D. Howdy Sanaz,

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Sanaz Hi Simon,

Thanks for the friend request,Nice to meet you!

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CaliGirlRae Thanks for inviting me to your GR friendship circle, Simon! Hope you have an awesome week! :-)

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Ed Thank you for the friend invite, Simon, and all best for your books and writing. Have a great week.

Happy reading,

Ed


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Ilyn Ross Hello Simon,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on your books. I wish you all the best.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the Glory of Man, Reason Reigns, and Goodreads Tea Party. Have a marvelous summer. Warmest regards.


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Simon Ph.D. Andrea wrote: "Hi there & thank you for being a friend."

Hi Andrea,

No, thank you.


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Simon Ph.D. Cheryl wrote: "Thank you for the friendship add. "

Cheryl, the pleasure is mine.


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Andrea Kulman Hi there & thank you for being a friend.


Cheryl Thank you for the friendship add.


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Simon Ph.D. Hi Maria,

Welcome aboard.


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Maria thanks for adding me, Simon :)


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Simon Ph.D. Hi Shawnette, always a pleasure having wonderful people such as yourself joining my network :)
Thank you for the warm welcome.


Shawnette Hello, Simon...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...and CONGRATS to you on all your writings...and good luck with any future works...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...as always Happy Reading & Writing :-)


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Simon Ph.D. Rosemary wrote: "Thanks so much for adding me. Your work looks fascinating!"
Hi Rosemary, I thank you for your kind comment.




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