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The Glade of Light by Dr. Pelham Mead

The Glave of Light (the sword of light)

By Dr. Pelham K. Mead III

The Celtic old ones say that in the beginning of time the good Gods and the evil Gods made a peace for short period of time. The good Gods would reign during the day and the evil Gods would rein in the night. As a symbol of their peace a Glave of Light or a Sword of light was fashioned out of the rare stones of light. This sword was unlike any sword shaped by man or God for it was forged of diamonds and quartz some of the hardest crystal-like rock in the earth. It would have no metal cutting edge. Rather, it would have a dull edge, but it reflected any light source and magnified its intensity to become was would become known millions of years later as a laser beam. The light beamed through the crystal like appearance of the Glave and shown the colors of the rainbow. It was with the great skill of the Gods of good and evil that this symbol of peace was created under millions of pounds of pressure to form an unbreakable sword of power and light. In the handle of the Glade of Light the most precious emeralds and rubies in the world were set into the most beautiful leather wrapped shaft know to man or God. The sword was very heavy and weighed more than 100 pounds and would require a powerful man to swing it with two hands.

The evil Gods did not completely trust the good Gods, so they limited the powers of the Glave of Light to daytime light source only. The good Gods were equally mistrusting of the evil Gods and they empowered the Glave of Light with powers never known to man before. The Glave of light would if pointed at an object, could cause a beam of light to cut a person in half at over one hundred yards or more. The Glave could cut through metal or any hard substance like a hot knife through butter. When it was finished the Gods of good and evil were pleased since it seemed to be the perfect symbol of the peace of the Gods as the balance of night and day.

As the seasons progressed the Glave of Light got more and more powerful toward spring and finally reached it’s peak of power in the summer of the year, when the sun was the strongest, just like the seasons of the year and the seasons of mankind.

The Gods of good and evil were determined that the Glave of Light would not fall into the wrong hands so they created a “Keeper of the Glave of Light.” The “Keeper of the Glave would pass on to his descendents from one generation to another the powers of the “Keeper of the Glave,” its secrets and how only pure truth and noble blood could hold and use the powers of the Glave for the betterment of mankind and to balance the forces of good and evil.

So the Glave of Light was passed to a clan of little people who lived in the lowland forests of Celtia in the northern reaches of Brittany. The Glave of Light was a big sword, as big as the keeper of the Glave himself, since he was a little person. The first keeper of the Glave of Light was a small person known to his clan as KenKenny. He stood exactly 4 ft one inch which was exactly one inch taller than the Glave of Light.

One day hundreds of years after KenKenny lived out his years as the first Keeper of the Glave of Light, one of his descendents would become Kenneth the I, the first recorded King of Scotland. Little is known about the Glave of Light since it was a well known secret until one day the story of the Glave of Light was discovered in the old language carved into a stone known as the sitting stone of the King of Celtia.

To preserve and carry the Glave of Light it had to be kept in a lightproof case of the softest deerskin and formed in the shape of a sheaf. Many of the women of the clan of KenKenny sewed together the sheaf to protect the Glave of Light with the utmost skill and perfection.

It was the duty of the descendents of KenKenny to go and seek out a noble ruler for the land of Celtia. It was indeed a solemn duty that was entrusted to the “Keeper of the Glave of Light.”

This is the story about KenKenny, the first “Keeper of the Glave of Light,” and his journey to find a worthy ruler who could use the power of the Glave of Light for good for all mankind.

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The Century School of Gymnastics Ltd. 1970-1990

Century VanThe Century School of Gymnastics Ltd. purchased a Dodge 15 passenger van back in the early 1970’s to transport gymnasts to meets and to carry equipment to exhibitions around New York State. The roof rack was custom built by a metal shop in Suffern, New York. The fabulous paint job on both sides and the front of the Van was done by a motorcycle painting artist in Tempe, Arizona near Arizona State University where we were attending the National Gymnastic Clinic there during a Christmas Vacation. The whole custom paint job of a ghost tumbling cost only $300 at the time. The Van lasted ten years and took us across America down to Florida twice and across to Arizona, Pa, Ct., Maryland and Virginia.

In this picture we are unloading plastic canoes for a river ride down the Delaware river. Keith Anser is on top and I am behind the front door. My son Dean is coming out the second door. The canoes belonged to Camp Hill Day camp. Mel Cohen the camp director let us borrow canoes every summer to paddle down the Delaware river.

In the later years of the van I took out the seats and converted the van to a Camper/sleeper with custom wheels and custom side exhaust pipes in chrome on the side of the van.

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37 Miracles of Jesus Christ

This list is what I based part of my novel, Jesus and John on. I selected only the healing and medical Miracles that Jesus could have done without divine assistance, but by years of medical and healing training with the Essenes.

37 Miracles of Jesus
# Miracle Matthew Mark Luke John
1 Jesus Turns Water into Wine 2:1-11
2 Jesus Heals an Official’s Son 4:43-54
3 Jesus Drives Out an Evil Spirit 1:21-27 4:31-36
4 Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law 8:14-15 1:29-31 4:38-39
5 Jesus Heals Many Sick at Evening 8:16-17 1:32-34 4:40-41
6 First Miraculous Catch of Fish 5:1-11
7 Jesus Cleanses a Man With Leprosy 8:1-4 1:40-45 5:12-14
8 Jesus Heals a Centurion‘s Servant 8:5-13 7:1-10
9 Jesus Heals a Paralytic 9:1-8 2:1-12 5:17-26
10 Jesus Heals a Man’s Withered Hand 12:9-14 3:1-6 6:6-11
11 Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son in Nain 7:11-17
12 Jesus Calms a Storm 8:23-27 4:35-41 8:22-25
13 Jesus Casts Demons into a Herd of Pigs 8:28-33 5:1-20 8:26-39
14 Jesus Heals a Woman in the Crowd 9:20-22 5:25-34 8:42-48
15 Jesus Raises Jairus’ Daughter to Life 9:18,






16 Jesus Heals Two Blind Men 9:27-31
17 Jesus Heals a Man Unable to Speak 9:32-34
18 Jesus Heals an Invalid at Bethesda 5:1-15
19 Jesus Feeds 5,000 14:13-21 6:30-44 9:10-17 6:1-15
20 Jesus Walks on Water 14:22-33 6:45-52 6:16-21
21 Jesus Heals Many Sick in Gennesaret 14:34-36 6:53-56
22 Jesus Heals a Gentile Woman’s Demon-Possessed Daughter 5:21-28 7:24-30
23 Jesus Heals a Deaf and Dumb Man 7:31-37
24 Jesus Feeds 4,000 15:32-39 8:1-13
25 Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida 8:22-26
26 Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind 9:1-12
27 Jesus Heals a Boy with a Demon 17:14-20 9:14-29 9:37-43
28 Miraculous Temple Tax in a Fish’s Mouth 17:24-27
29 Jesus Heals a Blind, Mute Demoniac 12:22-23 11:14-23
30 Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman 13:10-17
31 Jesus Heals a Man With Dropsy on the Sabbath 14:1-6
32 Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers 17:11-19
33 Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead 11:1-45
34 Jesus Restores Sight to Bartimaeus 20:29-34 10:46-52 18:35-43
35 Jesus Withers the Fig Tree 21:18:22 11:12-14
36 Jesus Heals a Servant’s Severed Ear 22:50-51
37 Second Miraculous Catch of Fish 21:4-11

Lazarus and his two sisters, Mary and Martha, were friends of Jesus. When Lazarus fell ill, his sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” When Jesus heard the news, he waited two more days before going to Lazarus’ hometown of Bethany. Jesus knew that he would do a great miracle for God’s glory and, therefore, he was not in a hurry.

When Jesus arrived in Bethany, Lazarus had already been dead and in the tomb for four days. When Martha discovered that Jesus was on his way, she went out to meet him. “Lord,” she said, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”

Jesus told Martha, “Your brother will rise again.” But Martha thought he was talking about the final resurrection of the dead.

Then Jesus said these important words: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”

Martha then went and told Mary that Jesus wanted to see her. Jesus had not yet entered the village, most likely to avoid stirring up the crowd and calling attention to himself. The town of Bethany was not far from Jerusalem where the Jewish leaders were plotting against Jesus.

When Mary met Jesus she was grieving with strong emotion over her brother’s death. The Jews with her were also weeping and mourning. Deeply moved by their grief, Jesus wept with them.

Jesus then went to the tomb of Lazarus with Mary, Martha and the rest of the mourners. There he asked them to remove the stone that covered the hillside burial place. Jesus looked up to heaven and prayed to his Father, closing with these words: “Lazarus, come out!” When Lazarus came out of the tomb, Jesus told the people to remove his grave clothes.

As a result of this incredible miracle, many people put their faith in Jesus.

Points of Interest from the Story:

  • Jesus also raised from dead, Jairus’ daughter (Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:41-42; Luke 8:52-56) and a widow’s son (Luke 7:11-15).
  • Others who were raised from the dead in the Bible:
  • In 1 Kings 17:22 Elijah raised a boy from the dead.
  • In 2 Kings 4:34-35 Elisha raised a boy from the dead.
  • In 2 Kings 13:20-21 Elisha’s bones raised a man from the dead.
  • In Acts 9:40-41 Peter raised a woman from the dead.

In Acts 20:9-20 Paul raised a man from the dead.

  • Through the raising of Lazarus, Jesus showed the disciples, and the world, that he had power over death. Many believed that Jesus was the Son of God and they put their faith in him after seeing this miracle. It is absolutely essential to our faith as Christians that we believe in the resurrection from the dead.
  • In this story of Lazarus, Jesus speaks one of the most powerful messages ever: “Whoever believes in me, Jesus Christ, receives spiritual life that even physical death can never take away.”
  • Jesus revealed his compassion for people through a genuine display of emotion. Even though he knew that Lazarus would live, he was still moved to weep with the ones he loved. Jesus cared about their sorrow. He was not timid to show emotion and we should not be ashamed to express our true feelings to God. Like Martha and Mary, we can be transparent with God because he cares for us.
  • Jesus waited to travel to Bethany because he knew already that Lazarus would be dead and that he would perform an amazing miracle there, for the glory of God. Many times we wait for the Lord in the midst of a terrible situation and wonder why he doesn’t respond more quickly. Often God allows our situation to go from bad to worse because he’s planning to do something powerful and wonderful; he has a purpose that will bring even greater glory to God.
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The Tale of the Templar Squire

Templar knights
The banner for the Templar Knights a red cross on a white background, approved by the Pope

Everyone knows who the Templar Knights were and how they came to ruin. This story is told from the viewpoint of a small boy who begins as a Page in the service of the Grand Master of the Templars Jacque de Molay. The story takes place on the island of Cyprus where the Templars and the Hospitalizers have their headquarters. After several defeats Jacque de Molay goes to France seeking support and funds only to be betrayed by the French King who is broke and wants to seize the Templar treasure. The Page and several close friends of de Molay learn of the plan of the French King to arrest all the Templars and steal their treasure. On Oct. 12, 1307 on a dark moonless night 18 galleons appear on the Seine river in Paris, France, undetected by the French King. 200 tons of treasure is loaded on the ships with blackened sails to prevent being spotted with their traditional red cross on white background. The ships sail before dawn without the French King knowing what happened. Nine ships head to Spain and Portugal with treasure and knights on board. The other nine galleons with Geoffrey de Villars the Templar Squire on board and others close to Jacques de Molay head to Scotland to seek asylum under Robert the Bruce of Scotland.

The templars and all their riches finance the entire war of the Scots against the English with weapons and armor from Templar craftsman in Ireland. At the battle of Bannonbock the Templars seize the day on the second day of the battle when they appear on the crest of a hill with Templar banners flying in the air. The English soldiers panic and run, retreating and leaving thousands at the mercy of the Scots. As a reward for his part in the battle Geoffrey de Villars the Templar squire becomes a Knight of the Thistle of Scotland by Robert the Bruce. The Templar treasure is so massive that it has to be hidden in caves and islands off of Ireland and Scotland to prevent being discovered. Many English and Scots attempt to steal or learn where the treasures are hidden causing the 50 surviving Templar knights, 40 Squires and 35 pages to flee to the new world out of reach of the Pope, the King of England, and the King of France. They arrive after several weeks on the coast of modern day Nova Scotia where they meet friend Micmac indians and learn the indian ways and teach the indians how to use metal swords and make large boats.

The secret of where and how the Templars found a final resting place to bury their treasure is explained in detail and the role of Geoffrey de Villars, Knight of the Thistle of Scotland and how he and others provided safeguards to protect the treasure for generations to come. The secret is in danger of being forgotten as one by one the templars age and die leaving only a few descendants that remember the location and secrets to finding the treasure.

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Sister Angelina CIA Nun

Sister Angelina of the Sisters of Charity, NYS

Sister Angelina is my newest project soon to be published this fall and also in TV script format for a pilot series on TV.

Sister Angelina is a Nun who has breast cancer and upon returning to the USA for treatment, she begins to question her vocation as a Nun. She can speak Swahili, French, and English and has 15 year of teaching experience in the Congo and Burundi. She is the perfect candidate for the CIA and the Vatican Holy See to place undercover in the Kamenge Convent in Burundi to discover how three Nuns were brutally murdered in the convent chapel in September 2014.

Over time the mystery unravels with Sister Angelina seeking answers from inside the convent.

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Sister Angelina CIA Nun

Sister Angelina CIA Nun is a story about a real murder of three Nuns in Burundi in September 2014. The fictional part of the story is how the Vatican Holy See contacts the CIA for a political favor in sending an agent to investigate these brutal murders of three Nuns. The CIA finds and hires a Nun from the Sisters of Charity in New York who had served 15 years in the Congo and Burundi and could speak Swahili, French, and English. Sister Angelina came back to the United States after discovering she had breast cancer. While being treated for cancer over the period of a year, she begins to question her mission as a Nun. Seeing a job ad for the CIA, she applies on a whim. Two weeks later she is contacted and given a train ticket from New York to Washington, D.C. . After many interviews she is eventually hired for the sole purpose of entering the Convent in Kamenge, Burundi to discover from the other Nuns and volunteers what really happened regarding the murders. The vatican smooths the way by sending a letter to the Mother Superior that they will be sending a Nun to replace the three Nuns that were murdered.

So Begins the journey of Sister Angelina as a CIA Nun field operative. Her job is to uncover facts concerning the murders and to send these out each week via her contact called Swami. Over the first year Sister Angelina discovers that the Nuns will not talk about the murders. Mother Superior has instructed the sisters not to discuss the tragedy for some reason. The local Police quickly closed the case after arresting a brain damaged young man named Christian Butoy Claude who had the keys to the convent in his possession and one of the murdered Nun’s cell phones. Sister Angelina discovers that many Hutu men hate the Nuns for hiding their abused wives and children and suspects that some may have killed the Nuns as an act of revenge.

Later on it is discovered the four Hutu men had wives that were treated by Sister Bernadette Boggian a month before the killings. Sister Angelina passes on their names to her CIA contact to research. The CIA goes looking for the four Hutu men in a local village outside the capitol and discover one man was killed by a hit and run incident. Another Hutu man tried to flee and runs his car into a tree and is killed, and two more Hutu men disappear into the back bush county avoiding arrest. The CIA and Local Police search for several weeks to find the men. Finally, they are caught and returned to jail in the capitol. Under questioning they admit to the killings, but say a European white man paid them $500 Euros to have Sister Bernadette Boggian killed. Christian is later released from a local mental hospital where he has been locked up and drugged for over a year.

The CIA now must answer the question, who was the European white man and why did he want Sister Bernadette killed? An agent Jake Dremmen is sent to Padua, Italy to further investigate the story with Bernadette’s brother Sisto Boggian. The agent discovers the nephew of Sister Bernadette Boggian may be involved. A chase ensues and the nephew Alfonso Boggian escapes with his girlfriend to Switzerland.

The rest soon to be published in book form and a Pilot TV script for a murder mystery show.