- Paperback: 270 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (23 July 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1463565046
- ISBN-13: 978-1463565046
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,165,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Bright Lady and the Astral Wind: EXPLICATIO PARANORMALORVM - An explication of the paranormal Paperback – 23 Jul 2011
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About the Author
James Dunning, a writer of old Southern stock, has lived in Georgia and in five other states, and in Europe. He studied psychology, languages and linguistics, later receiving a doctorate in pharmaceutical research. He separated from military service in West Germany, remaining in Europe for years. He started work at age 12, and worked subsequently as a soldier, teacher, translator / interpreter, pharma researcher, archivist, administrator, editor, and a consultant. He speaks German, Russian, some Welsh, Modern Greek and Armenian, and odd fragments of other languages. The author has contributed Tolkien commentary to Beyond Bree (USA), Lembas (NL), Walking Tree Press (CH), and Parma Nolë. As an illustrator he operated the website Dolmen Tree Art (www.dolmentreeart.com, now www.dolmentree.com) and was awarded the 2006 - 2007 Heren Istarion Imperishable Flame Award of the NE Tolkien Society for Tolkien-inspired creation. His art was featured in Beyond Bree’s 2011 Tolkien Calendar. He provided illustrations for Mark T. Hooker’s books A Tolkienian Mathomium and The Hobbitonian. He also plays Irish / Celtic music for passion, fun and profit. His 1980’s Irish band Blackwater was immortalized by the late, great fantasy writer Tom Deitz in Fireshaper’s Doom. The Bright Lady and the Astral Wind is his first original imaginative tale in print and he also illustrated its cover. Today he lives a few miles outside Atlanta in a labyrinthine library cleverly disguised as a small house.
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Things that people think and feel about one another but can never say. I wont go into detail but by the end you will know who the Bright Lady is and you will know what the Astral Wind is, and perhaps realize that you've experienced it yourself at one point or another. This book will keep you thinking.
I will read it many many more times. Thank you, James Dunning!
Is it live or is it Memorex? The most difficult part of writing an analysis of this book revolves around the space-cadet plotline conjured by a writer who is something of an expert in psychology and parapsychology. He has a doctorate in pharmaceutical research and has held some sort of high-level position at a high-tech suburban firm, although not necessarily in the obvious field. The author is quite obtuse in whatever mentions or descriptions of his career are contained within the storyline. Most of the plot content takes place either at this business or on one of the author's several excursions to Europe, where he wallows in the languages of the area. The Bright Lady is described in a first-person account of Dr. Dunning's prophetic meeting with a mysterious young woman at the unnamed large corporation where they both work. He tells the story as if he himself is uncertain if he had experienced a series of deeply imaginative fever dreams, or if a truly paranormal experience has truly cloaked his mind.
I can understand what the author is trying to convey. As a fellow Psychology major, I read Freud's Delusion and Dream and I was indeed fascinated by somewhat similar, intense dream sequences. To this day, I dream profusely, all in 3D color with a full range of thoughts and emotions. There certainly may be many readers who will ascertain many details from these elements and be deeply moved by the author's applications of these concepts. The reader can make what he will from the author's blending of these dream concepts with his fascination with language and certain legendary fantasy works. My favorite parts are the author's deep discussions with his old friend concerning his travails and unexpected delights with The Bright Lady. The final interpretation will have to rest with each individual reader.
The author drew or painted the cover images and there is a bibliography of resources describing the author's detailed influences. Dr. Dunning mentions that he dislikes the distraction of footnotes, and with that I could not agree more. The story flows nicely, whether you take it as gospel nonfiction, the memoir of an eccentric, or a delicately told tale of silent desire and delusion.