As the prevous chapter implies, just how Townsend Brown came upon the ideas that he spent his life investigating is as important as the ideas themselves. So Chapter 8, "Some Kind of Revelation" begins to examine the inner workings of the mind of T. Townsend Brown, and also takes a critical look at some of the existing accounts of Brown’s formative years.
By the way, I got some feedback this morning that one of my faithful readers got the impression somewhere along the line that I was not going to continue posting these chapters (chapter-ets?) to this website. I don’t know where he got that idea, so rest assured the intent is to continue posting a new installment at least once a week (note the use of the word ‘intent’ — there’s a big difference between intentions and guarantees. What’s that old saw about the "road to hell…" ?) I have found that the prospect of this self-imposed weekly "deadline" is a powerful motivator, and has provided all the motivation I need to keep my fanny in the chair massaging my way through this material until these little fragments come out.
So, unless some major publisher comes along — and offers up a fat advance that is predicated on withholding the material until publication — I’m going to just keep right on throwing these segments up on the web. The material is too important to sit on any longer, and, like I say, this is an effective way for me beging getting it ‘out there.’
Besides, this approach worked great for my first book. I had much of the material on the web long before I started thinking about making a book of it, and when I did, all I had to do was tell a prospective publisher to look at the material I’d already assembled. The rest, as they say, is history.
So stay tuned to this bat-channel, there’s plenty more to come.