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Alan Joshua (pen name) is a clinical psychologist who has published nonfiction journal articles and book chapters.
The SHIVA Syndrome Trilogy is a prize-winning science fiction/paranormal thriller incorporating his paranormal research and experiences with healers, intuitives, so-called psychic sensitives, etc.

A mind research experiment studying human consciousness goes horrifyingly wrong. Thousands are killed when a Russian suburb is mysteriously destroyed, leaving a mile-deep crater in its place. At the same time, a U.S. space shuttle vaporizes in orbit, and a Canadian mountaintop is ripped away. One thing lies behind it all: The mind of Stefan Dürr. Existence is dreary hell for Dr. Beau Walker. An embittered loner, he sleepwalks through
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Alan Joshua Three ways: get away from the work, switching to something else; making the familiar (writing) unfamiliar. A third way I've experimented with is using…moreThree ways: get away from the work, switching to something else; making the familiar (writing) unfamiliar. A third way I've experimented with is using a special reading program. It reads the text to me so I can close my eyes and listen. There are times when that sparks an image or piece of dialogue that moves me past the block.(less)
Alan Joshua When a reader really "gets it." When they are able to empathically share the reality you've created within you that is expressed as prose.
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I recently polled various groups on Google+, asking if they had read this Altered States, seen the film, both, or neither. The majority had seen the film, but ignored the book--as I had.
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The Shiva Syndrome Trilogy by Alan Joshua
"Interesting read with an interesting new concept.

This the first book in The SHIVA Sybdrome Trilogy. I’ll admit I had a hard time getting into this book it isn’t my usual cup of tea but I saw it and thought what the heck, I’ll try it. I’m glad I d..." Read more of this review »
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"From the very first paragraph, I was hooked on this prize-winning, sci-fi, paranormal adventure. If you are not afraid of the unknown and are willing to become part of this suspenseful page-turner, I strongly recommend this book.

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" Jessup, as do most of us, find meaning only in the outer, sensory world. When he ventures inward, he is overwhelmed by the pandemonium of repressed ...more "
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"The Shiva Syndrome Trilogy is destined to become a sci-fi classic. The excitement never lets up and it would take years to fact check all of the information it contains. The scope of the story reveals a lifetime of research and deep thought. It sp..." Read more of this review »
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Thanks for bringing this to my attention, but no. I'd never heard of him.
My character's name is Dürr (with an umlaut). Coincidentally, he is originally from Germany. My Dürr destroys a city near Moscow, and is far from a dairy entrepreneur.
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“Most people live out ordinary lives by denying death. Others live more completely because they’re aware of it. I choose the second group.”
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“The "paranormal" is what we call a phenomenon when examined through the narrow lens of what we consider "normal." You have to transcend the senses to understand them.”
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“Human consciousness, not space, is the final frontier.”
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“Human consciousness, not space, is the final frontier.”
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“Myths grew from the ancient tradition of passing on knowledge orally, the only means of doing so before writing.
They’re narratives of human existence. They helped our ancestors interpret reality, solve problems, and guided social behavior. They structured natural and social information into patterns using symbols, and embedded fact into story form. This increased their impact, making information meaningful and personally involving—not just cold, detached facts.”
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“Most people live out ordinary lives by denying death. Others live more completely because they’re aware of it. I choose the second group.”
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“When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations.”
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“Art sometimes imitates life. When it does, science fiction presages what form that life may take.”
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