Membership of our Underground Knowledge global discussion group on Goodreads.com – the site for books, readers and authors – topped 9,000 this week, making it one of the biggest, fastest-growing groups on the Amazon-owned site.

We originally formed this group as a little experiment… Simply to see if anyone else would be interested in citizen journalism or if they wanted to freely discuss all those topics mainstream media almost never covers. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the huge interest from members all over the world.

Our aim is to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share ‘underground knowledge’. Everyone’s welcome!

You can visit the Underground Knowledge discussion group at https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge-a-discussion-group

Check out the near-limitless number of discussion threads, or, better still, have YOUR say.

Let’s ruffle some feathers on the world stage!

Be seein’ you in the Underground…

Lance & James

 

 

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For some reason, the people of the Pacific Northwest considered rotten fish – salmon in particular – a delicacy, much preferring it to fresh fish. As a result, the odor of putrid fish filled the lodges at Nootka village, including the slaves’ quarters as it did on this occasion.

Toothie wandered over to the white slaves, holding two calabashes of food he’d prepared over the cooking fire. John Jewitt and Thompson accepted the offerings gratefully.

A quick inspection showed it consisted of fish grilled in seal oil. It looked appetizing enough, but the whites guessed the fish Toothie had used came from the small stockpile of putrid salmon the slaves kept in the lodge when supplies permitted.

So hungry were John and Thompson they crammed hand-fulls of the fish into their mouths as soon as it had cooled sufficiently.

It took all their self-control not to gag as they digested the putrid salmon, but they managed to keep it down. If nothing else, they found it was filling and would help them survive another day at least. They weren’t to know it was also very nutritious, and would sustain them until their next meal.

You have been reading an excerpt from INTO THE AMERICAS (A novel based on a true story) – available via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Into-Americas-novel-based-story-ebook/dp/B00YJKM51E/

Into the Americas (A novel based on a true story) by [Morcan, Lance, Morcan, James]

Nineteen year-old blacksmith John Jewitt is one of only two survivors after his crewmates clash with the fierce Mowachaht tribe in the Pacific Northwest. A life of slavery awaits John and his fellow survivor, a belligerent American sailmaker, in a village ruled by the iron fist of Maquinna, the all-powerful chief. Desperate to taste freedom again, they make several doomed escape attempts over mountains and sea. Only their value to the tribe and John’s relationship with Maquinna prevents their captors from killing them.

 

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In 1998, one of us (James) took a guided tour through the Pentagon, the US Department of Defense headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia. It was quite an eye-opener.

The tour guide was a young military staffer and the other 50 or so tour party members included a chubby, garrulous boy of about eight or nine who spoke with a southern drawl and was constantly eating. Between mouthfuls of food, the boy interrupted the tour guide’s running commentary in a loud voice, asking, “What about the levels below the Pentagon, sir?”

The tour guide politely but firmly replied, “Son, there are no levels below the Pentagon, what you see is all there is.”

That reply seemed to satisfy the boy until about five minutes later he repeated the question and received a near identical response. This same question-same answer pattern continued for the remainder of the tour, visibly raising the young staffer’s aggravation levels every time he was interrupted and forced to answer the persistent boy.

In all likelihood the boy had watched TV shows or movies referencing the conspiracy theory which insists there are miles of tunnels, subterranean levels and underground bunkers below the Pentagon, suggesting what’s seen above ground is merely the tip of the iceberg.

Pure fantasy? Imagine for a moment a reality where all the technologies that futurists have predicted have already been invented and are currently being used by a privileged few.

There have been numerous reports of scientific inventions that never saw the light of day even though they were perfected and ready to go on the market. Rumors of these radical inventions date back to the post-Industrial Revolution period in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, and have persisted right up to and including the present day.

You have been reading an excerpt from UNDERGROUND BASES: Subterranean Military Facilities and the Cities Beneath Our Feet (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 7): http://www.amazon.com/UNDERGROUND-BASES-Subterranean-Facilities-Underground-ebook/dp/B0184KA4KS/  

UNDERGROUND BASES: Subterranean Military Facilities and the Cities Beneath Our Feet (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 7) by [Morcan, James, Morcan, Lance]

 

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As the title of book one in our controversial Underground Knowledge Series suggests, GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ  goes where mainstream education and academics seldom venture.

 

GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 1) by [Morcan, James, Morcan, Lance]

 

We, the authors, remind readers the brain’s potential is the human potential, and we pose the question: What if there are faster and easier ways to learn and study than the modi operandi currently being taught in mainstream education systems?

In the following, we list some of the ideas, theories and suggestions explored in the book. (The links take you to discussion threads in our popular Underground Knowledge global discussion group on Goodreads): 

Real genius: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Highest IQs ever: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Brain gland activation: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

A scientist’s insights on high intelligence: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

The brain’s potential IS the human potential: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Outrunning the conscious mind: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Brainwave entrainment: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Sensory deprivation: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Meditation, Yoga and intelligence: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Midbrain activation: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Smart drugs: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Polyglots and savants: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Speed-reading: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Mozart & shattering the inborn genius myth: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Virtual reality training: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Sleep-learning: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Speed writing: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Peripheral vision & intelligence: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Ambidexterity: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Patrick Flanagan (Neurophone inventor): ultrasonic genius: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Baroque and classical music: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Walking to Eureka! https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Water and intelligence: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

The High IQ diet: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Chess: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

NLP: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Claims of Ormus increasing IQ: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Superluminal particles: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Hypnotism for optimum mental performance: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/… 

 

GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ  is available via Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/GENIUS-INTELLIGENCE-Techniques-Technologies-Underground-ebook/dp/B00QXQQWXO/

 

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In his review of Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes), author Grady Harp insists the book is “a stunning, grisly mystery that pleads to become a film.”

 

Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by [Morcan, Lance, Morcan, James]

 

Harp, who is the Art and Poetry Reviewer for POETS and ARTISTS Magazine  and a bestselling author in his own right, says, “The quality of prose is excellent in this thriller – likely attributable in part to the authors’ experience with creating film both in storyline and acting.”

Excerpts from his review follow:

So often the tenor of a novel is distinctly set in a finely honed Prologue, and that is certainly the case here.

‘…Ever so gradually the hole in the brick wall grew smaller as he laid more bricks. Despite what was at stake, he worked at a leisurely pace, all the while thinking. That was something he did a lot these days. Thinking, that is.

‘The hole was now so small he could hardly see the object he was concealing. Only the deceased’s face was visible, covered by the transparent plastic bag he’d used so effectively to cut off the other’s air supply just thirty minutes earlier.

‘He smiled at the memory of the deceased’s final moments. Those last seconds when the young man had recognised his attacker and realised he was about to die. Beautiful…poetry in motion…slow motion. Oh how he loved the exhilarating, orgasmic-like feelings he’d experienced as the life of another was snuffed out. He willingly embraced them as he relived the moment. It was as if the helpless young man before him was still dying.

‘Studying the deceased now, or what he could still see of him at least, he recalled how he’d laughed uproariously just before death came to his victim. The visuals replayed over and over in his mind. He remembered how the veins in the young man’s eyeballs, face and neck appeared to burst as he was deprived of air, and how fragile he’d looked – like a child being tortured.

‘The icing on the cake had been when he’d used his hands to communicate a final message via sign language. He could still see the look on his victim’s face when, seconds before death came, he realised what was being communicated to him. It was a look of total horror, which was somehow more accentuated when viewed through the transparent plastic bag. That had made this killing even more satisfying.’

It is with the same degree of imaginative intensity that his story is revealed, and as the synopsis describes the plot the book becomes even more inviting – ‘When you can’t hear…death comes silently.’

 

Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) is available via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HRYTVC/  

 

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The man the Fijians knew as the Shark Caller stood chest deep in water out in the bay. Amongst the villagers on the sandy shore, Nathan and Susannah watched intrigued as the old man began chanting. They gasped as a huge fin sliced through the water toward the Shark Caller. 

 

 

Turning to Nathan, Susannah whispered, “That will be the Great White.”

Nathan couldn’t take his eyes off the drama unfolding.

The fin veered away only yards short of the Shark Caller who continued chanting as the shark began circling him.

More fins appeared, smaller than the Great White’s. They, too, circled the Shark Caller, who appeared oblivious to the danger. Wild cheering broke out among the onlookers. Nathan could hardly believe his eyes.

Susannah, shouting to be heard, said, “The Great White answers the call of the Shark Caller. It brings other sharks with it.”

Men waiting aboard canoes in the shallows began paddling furiously out from the beach to intercept the sharks.

In the lead canoe, Joeli and Waisale reached down and hauled the still-chanting Shark Caller from the water. The crews of the other canoes set about killing as many sharks as they could.

You have been reading an excerpt from Fiji: A Novel, an adventure-romance set in 19th Century Fiji.

Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology Book 2) by [Morcan, Lance, James Morcan]

To see what the critics are saying about this novel go to: http://amazon.com/Fiji-A-Novel-ebook/dp/B0057YCZM0/  

 

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Put a ring around July 1 and 2 PST. That’s when the Kindle edition of the top rating crime-thriller SILENT FEAR (A novel inspired by true crimes)  will be free for readers worldwide for two days only on July 1 and 2 PST.

 

Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by [Morcan, Lance, Morcan, James]

  When you can’t hear…death comes silently.

Scotland Yard detective Valerie Crowther is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at a university for the deaf in London. The murder investigation coincides with a deadly flu virus outbreak, resulting in the university being quarantined from the outside world. When more deaf students are murdered, it becomes clear there is a serial killer operating within the sealed-off university. A chilling cat-and-mouse game evolves as the unknown killer targets Valerie and the virus claims more lives.

A stunning, claustrophobic, ‘whodunit’ murder-mystery, Silent Fear  is the eighth novel by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan, writers of the bestselling White Spirit, The Orphan Trilogy  and Into the Americas.

Here’s the Book/Film Trailer for Silent Fear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8bv1…

And here’s what the book critics are saying:

“Right out of an Edgar Allan Poe mystery.” -Just Reviews

“Entertaining and well written murder mystery.” -Todd Simpson (Amazon Top 50 reviewer)

“Taut thriller with plenty going on.” -Errant Dreams Lit. Reviews

“Packed with drama, suspense, action and surprises lurking around every corner.” -Angela Kay Books

“The Morcans’ writing kept me on the edge of my seat with an atypical and surprisingly gratifying ending.” -Roy Murry (Author of The Audubon Caper)

“Excellent characters, brilliant and unique story line, gripping and full of suspense … what more can you ask for? Well, throw in a serial killer and a deadly flu virus and you have Silent Fear!” -Reading Stuff ‘n Things

“The plot, the pace and the characters all came together in the most riveting crime novel that I’ve read in a long time.” -Susan Elliot (Amazon Top 500 reviewer)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4…  

To claim your free Kindle copy of Silent Fear  on July 1 & 2 PST go to:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HRYTVC/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075HRYTVC/

 

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