I’m really not a writer, and I was never very good at English in school, but I made a semi-important discovery and was asked to write a book about it. Without Scrivener I would have never gotten my ideas together enough to even be considered anywhere. To make matters worse my brother is a writer and has always been pretty tough on my writing. Scrivener really helped me get my thoughts organized and polished up enough to make them presentable.
Thanks Keith and all those who made this program possible.
Well done, cosmo. (Where’s the clapping emoticon?)
It would be interesting to know the title and subject of your book.
It’s actually been a very long journey for me - this is where Scrivener really helped me to distill my thoughts.
It began when I discovered a semi-lost 400 year-old text on eBay by Galileo’s trial judge Robert Bellarmine. As I researched the text it became evident that the true story had never been told. If you check your encyclopedias you’ll see the Catholic Church changed its calendar around 1585 to account for Solar centricity, Galileo’s trial wasn’t until after 1615, thirty+ years later. The real dispute centered around ‘what is change/time’ (here where it applied to the Eucharist).
As I followed the dispute further back in time a DaVinci Code-like dispute began to emerge and a hidden philosophy called Philosophia Perennis with the claim ‘it cannot be proved false’. To make a long story short, this climaxes in my theory that the Star of Bethlehem was an entity in this dispute. It has been recently discovered that the texts on which the chronology of Christ’s life is based were falsified during the Renaissance. When one corrects for these errors and places Christ’s birth where it is supposed to be, one finds some peculiar astronomical events. The initial astronomical markers for the ‘Star event’ are almost 490 years in the past when the original ‘a Star shall rise’ proclamation occurs.
In brief, the Star of Bethlehem was a navigational/chronological marker. The Biblical term ‘His Star’ was an actual star ‘Astera’; "in the East’ was as Greek navigational term meaning ‘shall be helios-rising’. These were common terms for calibrating/orienting an ancient navigational instrument called the Astrolabe.
My book was initially accepted by an academic publisher, but I decided to go it more-or-less alone when I suspected they might use the text for other things. This way I could keep the entire argument intact.
Perhaps the real money lays in the future when somebody with more talents than I can turn it into a novel or a screen play.
The book is ‘Time of the Christ’, it can be found here:
authorhouse.com/bookstore/It … okid=47068