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January 30, 2020 05:07 PM PST

Igbo Mediators of Yahweh Culture of Life
By Prince Dr. Philip Njemanze, MD

History has it that Igbo people has been in existence long before everyone else that they have been the chosen people of God. According to the science of genetics, human origin started from the Maternal Eve L0 gene super-group. The Igbo people were the first with the "Semite" genetic haplogroup L1-gene dating its origin from about 150,000 - 240,000 years, then the Southern Sudanese with the haplogroup L2-gene from about 100,000 - 150,000 years before all other black Africans with the haplogroup L3-gene from 70,000 - 100,000 years. About 7000-8500 years a mutation of the L3 haplogroup gave rise to the M and N haplogroups of the white skin and blues eyes of all other people in Africa, Europe, America and Asia. In this current space we live in and even in the outer space, Igbo presence has been detected to have existed. For so long that they have lived, they may have birthed civilization, from politics to finance, to technology. They are the mediators of the Almighty God.

Igbo Mediators of Yahweh Culture of Life is a book that talks about the history, culture, and life of the first peoples that helped bring about cultural and technological development.

About the Author
Prince Dr. Philip Njemanze, MD, is a professor of medicine, a renowned neuroscientist and an ancient history enthusiast that his thirst for knowledge has prompted him to further his education from medical school in Russia, postgraduate in University of Munich, University of London Guy's Hospital, and Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, USA. He went on to be selected by NASA to study the brain in space, wherein he developed areas of cognitive neuroscience and neurocardiology. He decoded the reading of ancient Igbo pictographic language and the Egyptian hieroglyphics in his book series Igbo Mediators of Yahweh Culture of Life. He is of royalty, being a prince in the Njemanze Royal Dynasty, of the Owerri Ancient Kingdom.

January 30, 2020 05:03 PM PST


In "My Enemy My Self: Overcoming Your Self-Defeating Mind", Dr. Truan presents a clear picture of how one's self-concept determines the course and quality of an individual's existence. The book provides a structured means for self-examination for problems emanating from a negative self-concept. The work offers constructive direction for changing the course and quality of one's life. Dr. Truan maintains that most mental illness is caused or exacerbated by an early-learned negative self-concept. Real psychological change must begin with changing the irrational and destructive core of one's beliefs about his or herself. A step by step guide for self-concept change is provided. This book's audience is the 60% of human beings who have learned to believe in, and are destructively ruled by a negative self-concept.

Dr. C. Franklin Truan is a clinical psychologist who has been in the field of mental health for almost 50 years. He has been in private clinical practice for 40 years, taught at several universities, authored articles in clinical psychology and interpersonal relations, has consulted with numerous public and private sector organizations throughout the United States. Currently, he is a practicing clinician in St. Simons/Brunswick, Georgia.

Dr. Truan maintains that, in the end, the best solution to mental illness is preventive education coupled with social change On an individual level, healthful psychological development and the experience of quality, as life unfolds, requires a nurturing early life environment, education in psychology, and a life-long commitment to psychological growth.

Dr. Truan has authored two books that focus on what mental health is instead of what it isn't. "Meta-Values: Universal Principles for a Sane World" looks globally to examine the state of mankind's mistaken and destructive beliefs and values. His work explores the psychology of constructive beneficial values as principles that if truly lived, would vastly improve individual mental health and human relations among all peoples. This desperately needed social change would require a new universal set of ethical norms as principles to guide all of mankind.

January 30, 2020 04:56 PM PST


Samantha Raven is a single mother with a fifteen-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. She is a forensic accountant who is determined to protect her from all that is horrible with the world and is relatively successful until Trevor Paterson entered her life. From this point on, it became a wild ride, one she could barely hold on to until the truth came out. It wasn’t until she confronted her demon did she finally find peace and happiness.

About the author
I have been to approximately 132 countries and I have lived in 10. I have situations from all over the world that beg to be placed into a book. I speak French and Spanish well enough to order food and Drink and I used to speak Thai. I am a Vietnam veteran and I was also in Iraq where I backpacked for 10 months from the Saudi boarder all the way to Kirkuk. I have seen the horrors of war and the strains of peace. I have witnessed heroism and cowardice. I have learned that it is the character of one’s person that is important, not the color of his skin or the country they come from. I spent the last 6 years working for Diplomatic Security and I have now retired.

January 30, 2020 06:59 AM PST

A Decade Plus on TV…
Some 500 Episodes Under their Belt…
And a World-Famous Store:

America’s Favorite Pawn Stars are Back for All New Episodes!
Ric Catches up with Rick Harrison about HISTORY's Popular and
Long-Running Series, and How You can Meet Him and all
Your Faves at this Year’s HISTORYCon!

Pawn Stars has been taking viewers inside the colorful world of the pawn business since the early 2000s! The hit show returns to HISTORY with all new episodes in January.

Rick can also discuss this spring’s HISTORYCon. Taking place April 3-5 at the Pasadena, CA, convention center, the conference will feature exclusive panels and Q&A’s with the stars of your favorite HISTORY shows, including Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Ancient Aliens and more! You can indulge your love of history at this fun-filled, three day event.

It's clear that the Gold and Silver Pawn shop in Las Vegas, Nevada, is no ordinary pawn shop as Pawn Stars Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison and Chumlee Russell wheel and deal items ranging from iconic movie props to historical weapons. If these items are as real as their owners say they are, they can be worth a lot.

The new season of Pawn Stars will introduce exciting and unique new items to the shop that cannot be passed up. With some key appraisers and visitors separating and verifying the real from the fake, what deals are in store?

Rick Harrison has been in the family business for 28 years and is an expert in spotting anything fake or stolen. That knock off Cartier watch? Not going to get by Rick. Born a hustler, Rick dropped out of high school to pursue his $2K-a-week business of selling fake Gucci bags. With enough money at the age of 23 to partner with his father, he never looked back.
For info on Pawn Stars, visit:

Visit www.historycon.com for More Information about the Event and Tickets.

January 29, 2020 02:35 PM PST


Finding Your Voice is a personal, comprehensive guide for survivors of abuse making the journey toward healing. Led by an author who has walked the path for more than three decades, readers will find encouragement and hope as they move step-by-step to a place of recovery.

Part memoir, part blueprint for recovery, Finding Your Voice uses a mix of personal anecdotes, accumulated knowledge, expert techniques and good, common sense to help readers navigate a new path in the aftermath of abuse.

With clear instructions and insightful examples, the author leads readers through the five stages of healing― while teaching them how to improve and strengthen their relationships - built upon the foundation of years of self-help work, therapy, and reflection, and the author’s own transformative approach to healing.
Recognize abuse
Embrace the Big 3- Self acceptance, love and self-respect
Understand how your behaviors are the key to lasting change
Learn how to manifest your true desire
Discover the joy you deserve by applying the “Happy Booster.”
The healing journey takes time and patience. The mix of empathy, practicality and encouragement running throughout Finding Your Voice provides the ideal guide for that journey.
A workbook is available as a companion to Finding Your Voice.

About the Author
Mannette Morgan is a speaker, author, coach, and survivor. She teaches critical skills and techniques to other survivors with her books, workbook, workshops, retreats and coaching. Her mission is to help survivors heal from abuse and trauma.
From the emotional and physical abuse as a child to an abusive marriage, Mannette comes from a place of great understanding. She empowers other abuse survivors to find their voice and thrive as they learn to heal their past.

January 23, 2020 01:35 PM PST


The Devils Daughters is the story of two sisters who were born in the late eighteen hundredths. They are Siamese twins, and they suffer from large tumors that cover their entire body. The girls grow up in a large mansion as their folks are the wealthiest in town. Their mother, Patricia, is kind and loving. But their father is a cold-blooded alcoholic, and he abuses them every chance he gets. Locking them away in the attic because of the way they look, he keeps them chained to the floor. Their names are Agatha and Greta Winters, and they are very intelligent for their age. The dark fairy tale is a constant struggle for them as their mother tries her best to keep them from becoming monsters like their father. He, on the other hand, wants to destroy any chance they have for a normal life. The question is, Will they ever defeat their tyrant father and escape the attic where they are imprisoned?

About the Author
It has always been my dream to become a writer. I knew at a young age that I had a talent for creating stories and poetry.

My biggest inspiration growing up was Stephen King. I was influenced by his movies before I even knew who was responsible for writing them. I would often unknowingly watch one of his films, and it would become an instant favorite. When I was growing up there was no google search to learn and discover more about the wonderful people who choose to entertain us. I usually just stumbled upon the movies and music that captivate It has always been my dream to become a writer. I knew at a young age that I had a talent for creating stories and poetry. My biggest inspiration growing up was Stephen King. I was influenced by his movies before I even knew who was responsible for writing them. I would often unknowingly watch one of his films, and it would become an instant favorite.

When I was growing up there was no google search to learn and discover more about the wonderful people who choose to entertain us. I usually just stumbled upon the movies and music that captivated me simply by accident. As I’m sure happens to most of us.

I think it’s an amazing feeling to be a grown up, and still allow your mind to wander freely and express the creative side of what lies deep within the restless and extraordinarily complex human

January 23, 2020 01:30 PM PST


A yearning for love and adventure evolves into a search for the meaning of life.

Tony had a passion for travel. What started out as an innocent pursuit for adventure took many turns: through love, tragedy, and disillusionment; and awakened his sleeping soul, setting him on a path of aspiration.

THE DIARY OF LADY X, a novel in two volumes, is filled with actual accounts. The story has appeal for a wide ranging reader-ship who will find its characters to be engaging, and its story to be intriguing.

About the Author
Mursalin Machado was born in Santa Cruz, on the central coast of California in 1938. He has traveled throughout North America, Northern Greenland, Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Indonesia and the Pacific islands. He has taught middle school in India; worked as a merchant seaman in the Pacific, as a counselor to emotionally disturbed teenagers in England, and became a certified Hypnotherapist in California. His background includes music and art with four years in community theater and seventeen in the film industry. His writing began with stage plays and poetry. The author believes that the experience he gained from meeting people throughout the world, has been the most beneficial, generating the inspiration for his writing.

January 23, 2020 01:26 PM PST


Awakening comes at different times and in different ways. This is the story of one women’s quest for greater knowledge of the higher unknown spiritual world. Her husband’s death in an auto accident followed by her daughter’s near death two years and two days later marked her awakening. There was something larger, much bigger than her research had shown, and she would travel the world in search of this higher wisdom.

Her quest touched many cultures and much was learned, but the answer she searched for would not come from her world travels. On a short 130-mile trip from her home, the greater awakening occurred and thus completed Intertwines.

The threads of life—physical and spiritual, past and present—merge as she travels through lifetimes and discover the blending of two diverse cultures.
Prepare to be awakened.

Eileen Goggins has lived most of her life in a small town in Wisconsin. Having been raised on a dairy farm, she lived close to nature and loved the solitude of the country. This quiet life offered her the opportunity to develop an introspective way of looking at all living things.

Early in life she began meditating and researching different religious beliefs. This research became her main interest and led her on many travels around the world, some of which are Greece, Egypt, Israel, Italy, France, Peru, and the Yucatan of Mexico.

These travels represented a quest, not of the mind but of the spirit. Her quest, to understand how all the different threads that create our lives, intertwine to form life’s individual pattern.
She travels through lifetimes and discovers the blending of two diverse cultures.

Prepare to be awakened.

January 23, 2020 01:23 PM PST


This book is about the journey of Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and his mission to end poverty in Africa. Growing out of poverty and witnessing hardships of being poor, he set his life mission as giving hope to millions of the poor in rural Africa. A globally respected economist with decades of experience working in some of the worlds' leading organizations including the Rockefeller Foundation and global agricultural research centers, Dr. Adesina's work and passion continues to guide and shape global efforts on transforming Africa's agriculture to create wealth for its farmers. As Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture, he led bold reforms that cut out corruption and helped to lift over 15 million farmers out of poverty within four years.

Awarded the World Food Prize in 2017 for his work, Dr. Adesina is relentless and selfless, donating his $250,000 prize to support Africa's youth to become global hunger fighters. As President of the African Development Bank - Africa's premier development finance institution - Dr. Adesina is driving the Bank's $25 billion investment to help Africa turn agriculture into wealth and achieve food security.

The book is a palpable story of this man's determination to help Africa feed itself, Against All Odds, following the footpath of his mentor, Dr. Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, the man who fed the world.

Dr. Leon Hesser is the award-winning author of The Man Who Fed the World (foreword by President Jimmy Carter, endorsed by The Rockefeller Foundation), and Against All Odds. He has spent his life helping relieve global hunger and poverty. His parents instilled those passions in him as he grew up on a Midwestern farm in the U.S. Leon has since served in prominent positions with U.S. State Department in Washington, DC, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Harvard University as a Visiting Scholar, among others.

After earning a PhD in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, Dr. Hesser spent his career in International Agricultural Development. During the 1970s, he was Director of the Office of Agriculture, US. Department of State, with responsibility for guiding America’s global assistance to solve hunger problems. He had a staff of 50 personnel plus 75 to 80 contracts with U.S. universities to provide short-term assistance on call. And he worked in 22 individual countries, mainly in Asia and Africa, over a 35-year career, helping to increase food production.

In Pakistan in the late 1960s, Dr. Hesser was Chief of the Agriculture Division, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State. Beginning in early 1966, he and his staff worked closely with Dr. Norman Borlaug to introduce Borlaug’s wheat technology which doubled wheat production in four years and relieved hunger and starvation. Essentially the same thing happened in India, and to a lesser extent in Latin America. These events were called The Green Revolution. For this, Dr. Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.

Dr. Hesser remained friends with Dr. Borlaug and moved to Rochester Hills, Michigan in 2019, where he continues to write. Following early retirement, Dr. Hesser has consulted in twenty countries of Asia, Africa and the former Soviet Union. He has also worked closely with "BioWash" developer Dr. Ted Tidwell, at his request, to begin to introduce globally a system of non-toxic crop-growth enhancers to help increase food production safely.

January 23, 2020 01:18 PM PST


This book will show how we can take whatever happens to us in life - good or bad. We can make our life work for us. If we look hard enough, we can find value in everything. If we come from who we are and take responsibility, we can move mountains. Jesus will always be with us.

Eugene McCann is Professor in the Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University. His research focuses on the ways in which policies, especially urban policies, are circulated among communities of practitioners across the global and how these 'policy mobilities' are related to urban politics.

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