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OUR BOOKS - CONTINUED FROM REVIEWS PAGE 1 WOMEN IN GRAY: A TRIBUTE TO THE LADIES WHO SUPPORTED THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY AMAZON REVIEW, FOUR STARS: “Here’s another of Seabrook’s charming volumes. Combination Christian mystic and Confederate defender (both defensive positions stemming from intelligent arguments), this author has devoted insane amounts of time writing and researching, be it for the correction of North-written (and falsified) history or explorations of the deeper hidden meanings of biblical sacred texts. Women in Gray is history through photography. There are written segments (often excerpts from old publications) beyond just the captions. But it’s the plethora of photos of Southern ladies past and present that bring this book to life. An author such as Seabrook could spin this book into several more books, data-dense with “informative” being an understatement. Lochlainn has but scratched the surface with this friendly introduction to the roles that strong Southern women fulfilled - and fulfill - in the Confederacy. You don’t have to be a history buff to find the attraction in a volume like this. Big, friendly, purple and loaded with pictures and auxiliary information, the book isn’t just an everyday volume of “Civil War” reportage. Seabrook, with Women in Gray, further cements his status as an exhaustive advocate of Confederate values and tireless defender of Confederate honor - doing his part to erase the rather unhistorical changes wrought by the North in its self-serving white-washing of history to paint itself the just victor that it wasn’t. - KRISTOFER UPJOHN (Arkansas) A REBEL BORN: A DEFENSE OF NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST "A Rebel Born is the best book I've ever read, period!" -  LYNN HARRELL (Bradford Rose Camp #1638 SCV, Morristown, Tennessee) "Lochlainn Seabrook's A Rebel Born is the definitive biography on Nathan Bedford Forrest." - CONFEDERATE VETERAN MAGAZINE "This is the very best book about General Forrest that I have ever read.  General Forrest has always been one of my heroes and I’ve read every book that I can find about the general.  This is the very best book that I have read to date about General Forrest.  This is definitely a book that you need to have in your Confederate library.  This book gets a ‘WOW! +’ rating (our highest possible rating).” - ED PORTER (owner/editor of the Lone Star Book Review, March 2011) "I wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying your well researched book A Rebel Born.  You did General Forrest a great service." - JAMES RONALD KENNEDY (author, with Walter D. Kennedy, of The South Was Right!) “Forrest was a great American, and American history cannot be understood without this man in his proper place.  That is why Mr. Seabrook’s accounting of the truth of Forrest in A Rebel Born is so welcome and has appeared with such perfect timing.” - DR. CLYDE N. WILSON (Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, University of South Carolina, and author of Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture). "I finally found the time to sit down and read my copy of A Rebel Born from cover to cover.  I had been reading bits and pieces but finally had the undisturbed time to really read straight through.  I feel that not only is A Rebel Born an outstanding history of General Forrest, but it is extremely valuable as a reference book to refute the yankee lies and propaganda, not only about Forrest, but about the entire South.  I strongly believe that this book should be read and studied as required reading for every Southerner who wishes to defend his homeland and his culture.  A Rebel Born has become one of my 'yellow books' since so much of it has been underlined with a yellow felt tipped marker!" - GENE ANDREWS (Forrest Boyhood Home Committee, Nashville, Tennessee) "I love your book A Rebel Born.  Of all the 13 books I have on Gen. Forrest, it's my favorite.  In fact, it's the best book on Forrest I have ever read." - CAROL TAYLOR DAVIS (North Carolina) “Have read it twice.  Awesome book!” - DEBBIE BISHOP "Fantastic book!  I own a copy and it is the best!  I am a great admirer of General Forrest and I do find your book to be a very good read for a change!  I will be buying more in the near future!" - GARY SHUPE (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) "A Rebel Born is a great book Lochlainn.  I have learned a lot about my hero thanks to you." - FACEBOOK "I read A Rebel Born!  The best book on Bedford that I have ever read and I thought that I had read them all!  Do yourself a real favor and read it . . . its super factual and very entertaining!  I enjoyed it so much I read it twice!" - DANA HORTON MAKEPEACE (North Carolina) AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “An extremely well researched and documented book. Those reading it with an open mind may find themselves rethinking so much of what they have been taught in today’s secular/liberal educational system. The work is definitely somewhat polarizing, but in an intelligent and documented vein. Only the closed minded could not see Forrest in a much different light after reading this book. A highly highly, recommended read. It should be noted that this type of book will be likely to merit either-or-ratings (many 5 star or 1 star ratings) due to its extreme conservative view.” - AMAZON CUSTOMER "I loved A Rebel Born: A Defense of Nathan Bedford Forrest.  I recommend it to everyone I can and believe it should be in everyone's library that seeks facts about our history.  Thank you and keep up the good work." - SCOTT CARLSON “If you haven’t read Mr. Seabrook’s book, A Rebel Born, you need to.  It’s the best I’ve ever read on Forrest.” - LARRY BASS “Reading a good book right now . . . which refers to Nathan Bedford Forrest as the "John Wayne of Dixie" and I agree.  This book would be Lochlainn Seabrook's A Rebel Born, A Defense of Nathan Bedford Forrest. . . . I think I have read about 40 pages into it now and I didn't realize what vile pieces of scum Lincoln and Sherman truly were.  When you read their correspondence and the orders of Sherman and his comments, it gives you a real insight to what an evil human being he truly was.  Hell will never be hot enough for the both of them.  And I have barely got started!  I knew these 2 were evil but not to the degree that the correspondence reveals.  Mao and Stalin have nothing on these two.  This read is gonna be a wild ride!  I need a punching dummy nearby with those two's faces on it.  And this is all documented correspondence and not some he said, she said, business. . . . I am blown away by the amount of research that went into A Rebel Born.  This book is the number one Truth Weapon in my arsenal.” - JOE GIBSON, SCV (Tennessee) “Best.  Book.  Ever.” - PATRICK SEAY (Mechanicsville, Virginia) “Best book ever that tells you everything you need to know if you didn’t already know about General Forrest!” - BECKY MUSKA (Facebook) “I read A Rebel Born, and it is excellent.” - RANDY ARNOLD (Facebook) A Rebel Born should be in every Confederate library.  Well-researched and footnoted facts to counter the lies of ‘those people.’  Get your copy today!” - SOUTHERN HISTORICAL SOCIETY “I can tell you that A Rebel Born is one of the greatest books that I have ever read on this brave, dynamic Southern gentleman, and I am thoroughly enjoying reading it!  All of our ancestors were proud to serve with him, and many, regardless of their skin color, were family and proud members of the United Confederate Veterans after the War of Northern Aggression.  A superb book.  Please, do yourself a favor: purchase and read this.  Kudos to our ancestors, to the author Mr. Seabrook, and to the publisher Cassidy Ravensdale. ” - DONALD CAUL (Virginia) A Rebel Born is still one of my favorite books.” JOE WHEELER "In the search for truth . . . Bedford was no angel. . . . But so lied about!  How do we counter lies that are 150 years old?  Mr. Seabrook does just that with a search for the Truth as recorded in governmental documents.  We aren't taught the truth; it was just easy to lie about Forrest because he was one of our best.  In justifying an illegal war that was all about money, lies were told that stuck.  Be a Berean!  I highly recommend A Rebel Born!!!  Hands-down the best book I have ever read on General Forrest.  Well researched and heavily foot-noted.  I love Sea Raven Press!!!  Mr. Seabrook rocks!  Thank God, common sense defense and debunking of liberal lies.  Plus, Mr. Seabrook is kin to Lt. General N.B. Forrest." - LANI BURNETTE RINKEL (cofounder of the Mid-South Flaggers, Mississippi) A Rebel Born is a great book.” - EVE DAVENPORT HOLDER (Tennessee) AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “Fantastic historical biography.” - DOROTHY SMITH “An excellent read.” - MARK KEITH (Facebook) "I just wanted to take a second to praise Lochlainn Seabrook and Sea Raven Press for their book A Rebel Born: A Defense of Nathan Bedford Forrest.  When I first heard of this book I asked around to some of the Civil War people I knew from an online forum.  I got answers ranging from ‘never heard of it’ to ‘it's a League of South book.’  I was told this by people who obviously have been so embedded in Yankee mythology for so long that they don't want to hear Truth, unless it's slanted toward the North.  Upon reading this book I not only learned more about the great Nathan Bedford Forrest, I learned about some of the other politics of the war.  The real reason I bought this book though was because I wanted to learn more about Forrest the man.  This book did not let me down.  He was such an interesting person.  A very complex person.  I already knew that he was not the person Northern ‘history’ has tried to paint him: a racist, negro-hating, psychopathic killer.  This book should be read by all.  Even those who have a negative opinion of Forrest; especially them.  As Mr. Seabrook says in the beginning: 'For those who have a negative opinion of old Bedford and have an open mind, this book will be a revelation.  For those who love Forrest this book will be a celebration.'  I look forward to reading more of Mr. Seabrook's books.  Thank you." - JOE WHEELER (Pearl River, Louisiana) “Great book!” - WAYNE MORRISON (Alabama) A Rebel Born is a fine fine book.  Scholarship and integrity absolutely flows from every word.” - MARK WAYNE CUNNINGHAM (Kentucky) NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST: SOUTHERN HERO, AMERICAN PATRIOT "Just got done reading Nathan Bedford Forrest: Southern Hero, American Patriot, and loved it." - MIKE (Franklin, Tennessee)   REVIEW FROM CONFEDERATE VETERAN MAGAZINE, November/December 2010: "Lochlainn Seabrook is a cousin of Nathan Bedford Forrest and author of A Rebel Born: A Defense of Nathan Bedford Forrest.  The slender volume being reviewed, Nathan Bedford Forrest: Southern Hero, American Patriot, is a companion piece to this much longer work, and the four parts each summarize and defend principles espoused by Forrest.  ‘Forrest Antebellum’ covers his beginnings, adulthood, and rapid financial success in business.  ‘Forrest and Lincoln's War’ deals with his service to the Confederacy and his stance on freeing his slaves long before Lincoln took any action.  ‘Forrest Postbellum’ describes his life under Reconstruction, the rise and success of the KKK, and his last days.  ‘Forrest in Brief’ portrays him as a Rebel hero, archetypal military man, and born-again Christian.  Author Seabrook has included several interesting photographs and an extensive bibliography.  For Southern readers who have not read Seabrook's definitive biography of Forrest, A Rebel Born, this small book will provide all the facts one needs to know about a revered Confederate hero." - ANN RIVES ZAPPA “Very good book, and it describes a different man than what most court historians have.” - BULL TOM FARTHING “Great book!” - ERIC SEITZ AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “Good stuff.” - MICHAEL G NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST AND THE KU KLUX KLAN: YANKEE MYTH, CONFEDERATE FACT AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “Great book!  Very informative and non-PC.” - ANONYMOUS NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST AND THE BATTLE OF FORT PILLOW: YANKEE MYTH, CONFEDERATE FACT “AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT”: “It is said that to the victor go the spoils.  In the case of the Civil War the spoils have been the writing of its history.  In Nathan Bedford Forrest and the Battle of Fort Pillow Lochlainn Seabrook dispels the purposeful and politically driven false narrative of the Battle of Fort Pillow through scholary and factual laden documentation.  The documentation is so well done that the reader almost has a sense of being there.  This book is simply the irrefutable truth about what happened at Fort Pillow before, during and after April 12, 1864.  I highly recommend it.” - ROB (Tennessee) "The bought-and-paid-for ‘news’ media have done such a snowjob on Forrest that a book like this is a necessity in today’s politically correct culture.” - AL BENSON JR. “There are always two sides to every story.  Especially when it comes to America’s history.  Those who have slandered Forrest, who can no longer speak for himself, are the same crowd who want to see the Confederate flag removed from public viewing. Their motives have far less to do with racism and a whole lot more about hiding the truth.  As someone born and raised in Yankee territory I can honestly say that in all my years at school I never learned anything about the South’s point of view in the Civil War.  Your books are very interesting and I cannot wait to read more!” - PAMELA BRIDA GIVE ‘EM HELL BOYS: THE COMPLETE MILITARY CORRESPONDENCE OF NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST “Great book.” - TERRY LEE HANING NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST AND AFRICAN-AMERICANS: YANKEE MYTH, CONFEDERATE FACT “AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “If it is true that the Confederate battle flag is the most politically incorrect symbol in the country now, then it would follow that the personification of that symbol would be, by popular exclaim, none other than Nathan Bedford Forrest. Two main arguments against him seem to be (1) that he started the KKK and (2) presided over the slaughter of black Union soldiers at the battle of Fort Pillow during what is popularly called the Civil War. This new book by Lochlainn Seabrook rejects and successfully refutes both charges in a clear and simple way that even Al Sharpton would be able to understand. Neither charge is true or correct. Nathan Bedford Forrest and African-Americans: Yankee Myth, Confederate Fact does set the record straight for it's readers on these and other points of wider context of the life of a great American. It is a simple objective fact of history that General Forrest was only invited to associate with the KKK after it had already been organized by others - contrary to that line in the movie Forrest Gump. The author also brings out that the post-war reconstruction KKK had nothing whatsoever to do with the modern version utilizing the same name. The original version only lasted a few years and was disbanded (not started) by Forrest. It is also difficult to see how the original could be labeled a racist organization for the simple reason there was actually an all-black chapter of it at the time. Also, the battle of Fort Pillow is probably one of the most misunderstood battles of the entire war. Were there black Union deaths at the battle? Yes. Did they follow directions to properly surrender? No. Did they totally disarm themselves of all their weaponry? No. Did some continue to fire back at General Forrest's men even among others trying to surrender, adding to the battlefield confusion? Yes. Did the Union officers supposedly in charge there allow a good number of their own men to get drunk the previous night adding to their impairment of judgement? Yes. One of General Forrest's defenders was one who could hardly be called a Southern apologist: General Sherman who actually sided with Forrest. This is never presented in standard history books. This is why this brief treatment of the record is so valuable. It sets the record straight in a clear and concise manner. The book is highly recommended by myself as a high school history teacher. In the interest of diversity of opinion it should be given a wide readership. The author notes at the end that ‘Forrest was, as his friends, servants, and soldiers knew him, “a tender-hearted,” kindly man who would go out of his way to assist anyone, whatever their complexion.’ Yes, that would include even Al Sharpton!” - JERRY CAINE “This is one of the best books I have read on Forrest, a brave, dynamic Southern gentleman. All of our ancestors were proud to have served with him, and many, regardless of their skin color, were family and proud members of the UCV after the War of Northern Aggression. Kudos to our ancestors and to Colonel Seabrook.” - DONALD CAUL “Amen!  Great book!  Do not let Yankees lie about Forrest any longer!” - JASON EDWARD PRATHER (Facebook) “AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS, “FIVE STARS”: “Great read and sure tells a different story.” - FRANK D. THE QUOTABLE NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: "Nathan Bedford Forrest is one of those characters in history who is constantly either misunderstood or intentionally misinterpreted.  As he has done in his previous works on Forrest, Lochlainn Seabrook corrects the misinformation about this great Confederate general, and in the best way possible - using the general's own words.  After reading this book, you will no longer view Ol' Bedford as a mean racist, but as a true American hero." - ANDREW MURDAUGH "Just finished The Quotable Nathan Bedford Forrest.  Love the book and the man!  Awesome job!!" - JOHN DAVID WILES “Great book.  FInished it last week.” - EVE DAVENPORT HOLDER (Tennessee) “I have this book. It’s a great read!” - AMY VACHON (Facebook) SADDLE, SWORD, AND GUN: A BIOGRAPHY OF NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST FOR TEENS EBAY REVIEW: “Better than expected!  Bought it for my daughter.  Excellent book.  Well researched, structured, and documented.  Highly readable and thoroughly enjoyable.” - 1944SNP “Very good read.” - JEFFREY MILES (Facebook) OUR 6 BOOK “QUOTABLE CIVIL WAR” COLLECTION “I have every one of these great books!” - RANDY ARNOLD (Facebook) “Kudos for compiling these quick reference guides. They come in very handy. If only people knew what these men were really like!” - AMY VACHON (Maine) THE QUOTABLE JEFFERSON DAVIS: SELECTIONS FROM THE WRITINGS & SPEECHES OF THE CONFEDERACY'S FIRST PRESIDENT AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: "THE REAL DAVIS IN HIS OWN WORDS": "This is a book every Civil War buff - pro-North or pro-South - should have because it reveals in Jefferson Davis' own words what he truly believed about the War, the Constitution, and life in the Old South.  Instead of having conventional historians interpret what the CSA's first and only President was like, read this book and find out what Davis really said." - ANDREW MURDAUGH “Just bought this the other day!  Great read!  And the Truth!!!” - JOHN BULL BADER (Ohio) “I am honored and pleased; my copy of the new edition of The Quotable Jefferson Davis, edited by Lochlainn Seabrook, came today. The publisher asked me to write a foreword for this edition and it was my honor to do so. This copy will be placed in a position of respect in my book case. As one who portrays the honorable statesman Jefferson Davis, I use this book extensively!” - PASTOR J. W. BINION (Mississippi) “Great book.” - BRYAN RIVERS “It’s in my library.  Great book!” - DAVID WALSH JR. (Twitter) “I have this book and it’s great!  A quick reference to his well loved and eloquent words!  Eloquence in plainness and truth.  A testament to his Christian values.” - AMY VACHON THE UNHOLY CRUSADE: LINCOLN’S LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH “Great book!!! If you don’t have it, buy it!” - RANDY ARNOLD (Facebook) “This is an informative book and quite revealing as to what really happened. A great lesson in the truth of the matter.” - GLORIDA PEOPLES ELAM THE ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS READER: EXCERPTS FROM THE WORKS OF A CONFEDERATE FOUNDING FATHER “I am grateful that Southern historian and fellow SCV member Lochlainn Seabrook has created the monumental detailed work The Alexander H. Stephens Reader, dedicated to one of America’s most significant figures. . . . I, along with Mr. Seabrook and thousands of others, believe that Alexander Hamilton Stephens was a great American patriot who deserves to be remembered and whose life should be celebrated.  By providing relevant examples of the Confederate Vice-President’s writings and speeches - many of them unknown to the general public - Mr. Seabrook’s massive work is a unique, timely, and much needed contribution to Southern literature that will be valued for generations to come.” - CHARLES KELLY BARROW (Lieutenant Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and author of Black Confederates) AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: "A MUCH-NEEDED RESOURCE ON A GREAT MAN": "Alexander Hamilton Stephens is one of the most misunderstood, if not outright neglected, leaders of the American Civil War.  Lochlainn Seabrook (one of my favorite authors) has once again set the record straight and, through the writings of Stephens himself, shows us that the Vice-President of the CSA was a Constitutional genius - a liberty-loving, conservative Southron - who is just as relevant today as he was in his own day." - ANDREW MURDAUGH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA EXPLAINED: A CLAUSE-BY-CLAUSE STUDY OF THE SOUTH'S MAGNA CARTA "A quick, easy read." - KEN NEILL (Tennessee) I highly recommend this marvelous book by Lochlainn Seabrook.  It exhibits the forward thinking that our ancestors had, and there are numerous footnotes to further breakdown what the authors’ intent was while writing this important document.” - “DONALD CAUL (Facebook) “I have a copy of this book.  I let a friend borrow it for a week and he said it changed his mind on a lot of policies the Confederacy used compared to what PC history promotes.” - AMY VACHON (Facebook) “Hell of a good book!” - V. J. FRANKLIN (Twitter) THE OLD REBEL: ROBERT E. LEE AS HE WAS SEEN BY HIS CONTEMPORARIES “I have this book.  It is truly a great book on General Lee.  I came away awestruck at the man’s character, bravery, loyalty, and humility.  Truly one of the godliest men ever.” - KEITH CRAVEN “I own this and have read it. Super book from Colonel Seabrook!!” - RANDY ARNOLD THE QUOTABLE ROBERT E. LEE: SELECTIONS FROM THE WRITINGS & SPEECHES OF THE SOUTH’S MOST BELOVED CIVIL WAR GENERAL “An excellent book about an excellent man.” - GLORIA PEOPLES ELAM THE QUOTABLE STONEWALL JACKSON: SELECTIONS FROM THE WRITINGS & SPEECHES OF THE SOUTH'S MOST FAMOUS GENERAL AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: "THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER!": "I consider this book to be the final say in regards to the life and beliefs of Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson.  This book is a huge amalgamation of most if not all of Jackson's writings, letters, and correspondence.  You cannot get a more in depth look at his ideology than to look at his own writing!  Mr. Seabrook does a phenomenal job in putting all of this together!!!!  Ten stars!!!!!!!!  Perfect!!!!!  Exactly what I was seeking!!!!  God Bless All!" - MATTHEW SMATHERS “I just received The Quotable Stonewall Jackson, which I ordered a few days ago. It is an excellent book about the General and I would highly recommend it and any books by Lochlainn Seabrook. Kudos to you, Sea Raven Press! Deo Vindice!” - DONALD CAUL (Virginia) THE GREAT YANKEE COVERUP: WHAT THE NORTH DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT LINCOLN’S WAR! “A wonderful read! Eye-opening to be certain. Makes absolute sense . . . unless you choose to believe the liberal media. Why is the South repeatedly subject to ridicule, humiliation and lies? This book will tell you. It has certainly given me a lot to think about. As well it should. I couldn’t put the book down. Mr. Seabrook makes some great arguments that I wholeheartedly agree with. I will be reading more books by this author.” - J. KRIUZENGA “Great book! I bought it from you and loved it!!!!” - MIKE JONES AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “A GREAT BOOK!”: “Lochlainn Seabrook is a great researcher and author!  You won’t want to put this book down!  The North doesn’t want you to read this book!  I couldn’t put it down!  You will learn a lot from this one!” - JACQUELINE KARLSEN “A must read!” - THE SOUTHERN HISTORICAL SOCIETY “Love this book!” - PAUL SCOFIELD AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “From an objective point of view, either the author, Lochlainn Seabrook, is telling the truth or he isn’t telling the truth.  Since there is only one true side to the story, if he is telling the truth, then the other side is telling a lie.  If the author is telling the truth, then there is no need for him to defend himself.  The truth will defend itself.” - TONY TRAN AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “I love this book!” - KAT LADY “This is a great book.  Every American should read it.” - JIM HOLLAND “Southern families, I read this book early this morning. It’s worth reading if y’all like to learn and know more history. The history school teachers may have taught y’all well, but they didn’t teach y’all everything.” - JARED JONES CONFEDERATE WALL CALENDARS “Very nice product. A++++++++++ And fast shipping!” A++++++++++” - CUBANSGOLDBLACK (eBay) LINCOLN’S WAR: THE REAL CAUSE, THE REAL WINNER, THE REAL LOSER “Great book!” - GLORIA PEOPLES ELAM “Excellent publication!” - TR BOLTON ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE SOUTHERN VIEW - DEMYTHOLOGIZING AMERICA'S SIXTEENTH PRESIDENT “This in-depth book by Lochlainn Seabrook, Abraham Lincoln, The Southern View - Demythologizing America’s Sixteenth President, is one of those books that gives readers another view of Lincoln, the man, the president, the politician.  Seabrook has found historical references that show that Lincoln wasn’t as kind as many people have been led to believe.  He wasn’t as willing to welcome black people into roles as equal citizens as many have been led to believe.  He wasn’t quite as “Honest Abe” as many have been led to believe. . . . Was Lincoln the nation’s greatest president as we have been told?  Read all of the books on the man, including this one, before making up your mind. - CLINT JOHNSON (author of the bestselling book The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South (and Why It Will Rise Again) "This is an enlightening book that is very well documented.  The spin doctors have been burying the truth about Abraham Lincoln for a long time.  Abraham Lincoln was not a saint but a politician with a political agenda.  Abraham Lincoln was willing to do what ever was necessary to obtain his goals, just like Adolph Hitler did some seventy years later in Germany.  This book has received our ‘WOW! +’ rating (our highest possible rating). - ED PORTER (owner/editor, the Lone Star Book Review, March 2011) AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS - "GREAT AND REFRESHING!": "I have just purchased this book and have only just begun it, but it is great.  I can hardly put it down.  It is well-written and completely refreshing.  It is thoroughly documented, so few worries that it is a wild-eyed tirade without academic standards or merit.  I cannot wait to devour this book, and will update my comments when done!  Even if you are a loyal Lincolnite, read this book for some perspective and Truth that you may have been missing along the way." - ANONYMOUS AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS - “TREMENDOUS AND REVEALING”: “This book reveals that Lincoln was not as he is portrayed in conventional books and movies.  His own words and actions reveal that he was a despot, white supremacist, power grabber.  He admitted that his emancipation proclamation was not intended to free slaves and bring them civil rights.  This book is very well documented.” - ROBERT SCHWARTZ AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS - “FIVE STARS”: “Lochlainn Seabrook is just one of several Southern authors who has written history books on Abe Lincoln and the Civil War, actually the War for Southern Independence.  This is perhaps the best of the group since it also goes into details concerning Reconstruction following the war.  It is important that both historical periods be read together, because Reconstruction was the second occupation of the South by the North, in which the Southland underwent more brutal punishment and humiliation.  Consequently, the states lost much of their sovereignty with a much more expanded federal government.  Jeffersonian democracy largely died with the antebellum South.  But the right of state secession did not die with the North winning the war.  As the author notes, it remains fundamental to a state of culturally related people to form their own government.” - RICHARD “I’m three chapters into Abraham Lincoln: The Southern View.  Great read so far.  Very well done and interesting.  Get it, you won’t be disappointed!” - JACK SCOTT "Excellent book.  Very good read." - A VIRGINIA SOUTHRON “Read Colonel Seabrook’s Abraham Lincoln: The Southern View, and learn the truth.” - ALLEN G. AYCOCK (Facebook) “I just finished the book Abraham Lincoln: The Southern View.  Excellent read, could hardly put it down.  If only the great mass of the public could know the facts as related by this book, they would finally know, once and for all: the South was right, the North was horribly, criminally, and thoroughly wrong!” - GARY WALTRIP "A must read, not just for Southerners." - KEN NEILL "This is a good one." - LEROY WALLER “I’ve used Abraham Lincoln: The Southern View as a source several times to squash attempts by people to portray the War as being about slavery.  When they hear the truth the room suddenly gets real quiet!” - KEN KELLER THE GREAT IMPERSONATOR! 99 REASONS TO DISLIKE ABRAHAM LINCOLN "Great book!” - PATRICK FOGERTY “This is one of Lochlainn’s many great books.” - JOHN BULL BADER THE UNQUOTABLE ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE PRESIDENT’S QUOTES THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW! "Great read!  A real eye opener.” - MARK KEITH AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “Another nail in the Lincoln idolatry coffin! Thanks for standing up for the politically ‘incorrect’ (formerly known as the truth).” - JAMES BAILIFF “Great book!!! If you want to find out the truth about this guy, from his own words, please read this book.” - BARB ZINN (Facebook) AMAZON REVIEW, FOUR STARS: “Whew! Once again, this author has exposed for any and all who have an open mind to be educated, a wealth of little known facts about the War between the States. This time he examines Lincoln, using Lincoln's own words. This is an exhaustive series of quotes by Abe himself, as gleaned from his speeches, debates, and writings over the course of his life. This will shock the reader when he learns what Lincoln felt about Secession and State's Rights, The Cause and purpose of the War, African-Americans and Racism, and a host of other timely topics. This man is shown to be no great Emancipator. He hated the Blacks, often using the "N" word, and only wanted to "free" them so he could deport all of them back to Africa. He said numerous times he wanted a "whites only" America. Lest the author be accused of "Southern Revisionism," he makes his case factually and clearly using no less than ten pages of footnotes, and four pages of bibliography. A true scholar, Mr. Seabrook has authored over thirty books pertaining to this period of history. This is no novel. At times it is hard to read, for it is so infuriating, surprising, and depressing. Your heart will be inflamed. Your mind will be opened.” - B. BOREN “A great quick reference to the things Lincoln said that ‘the establishment’ tries to ignore or explain away! A must-have on every truth teller’s shelf. A great book.” - AMY VACHON (Maine) “Great book!” - MICHAEL CY FLOYD (Facebook) AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “Don’t read this if you’re hung up on the “Lincoln is America’s most popular/greatest president” myth. Lincoln was the number one enemy of the Constitution, and that’s a fact Jack. Believe the Marxist lies and self-created propaganda if you must. Some of us have more sense!” - HUFFY LINCOLNOLOGY: THE REAL ABRAHAM LINCOLN REVEALED IN HIS OWN WORDS - A STUDY OF LINCOLN'S  SUPPRESSED, MISINTERPRETED, AND FORGOTTEN WRITINGS AND SPEECHES "I've read this book and it is not only great, but very eye opening.  Not what we were taught in the public school system." - JASON R. CULBERTSON “Everyone needs to read Lincolnology: The Real Abraham Lincoln Revealed in His Own Words, by Lochlainn Seabrook.  It is a wonderful book that proves what a liar, tyrant, and racist Lincoln was.” - RANDY ARNOLD (Facebook) ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE CONFLICT THAT CHANGED THE CIVIL WAR “Thanks to the scholarly efforts of Southern historian Lochlainn Seabrook and his one-of-a-kind encyclopedia, we may now more thoroughly study the events of the Battle of Franklin.” - MICHAEL GIVENS (Commander-in-Chief, Sons of Confederate Veterans) “Lochlainn Seabrook’s Encyclopedia of the Battle of Franklin is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in the true history of this important but largely disregarded conflict.” - JIMBO PEXTON (2nd great- grandson of Confederate General Earl Van Dorn) THE MCGAVOCKS OF CARNTON PLANTATION: A SOUTHERN HISTORY - CELEBRATING ONE OF DIXIE’S MOST NOBLE CONFEDERATE FAMILIES AND THEIR TENNESSEE HOME "A wonderful book, well worth reading." - LINDA GOODWILL (Nashville, TN) “I absolutely love the book!  I reread it every so often.  Carrie McGavock must have been quite a woman!” - ANDIE L. GARCIA CARNTON PLANTATION GHOST STORIES: TRUE STORIES OF THE UNEXPLAINED FROM TENNESSEE’S MOST HAUNTED CIVIL WAR HOUSE! “I’ve always said the best ghost stories are told by actors and authors.  It isn’t enough just to hear what sort of paranormal phenomenon occurred, I want to feel the hair raise on the back of my neck.  In Carnton Plantation Ghost Stories Lochlainn Seabrook does an amazing job of describing each story in such great detail that it not only feels like I am reading the story, but I am in the story.  Before you jump into the ghostly tales, you get an outline of  the deep rooted history of Carnton Plantation.  You can picture yourself walking through the home in the 1800s, feeling the misery that the McGavocks experienced at the time they lived there.  Then you snap back to the present and hear real accounts of paranormal activity that take place today.  This book really hit home for me . . . literally.  Because I grew up only miles away from Carnton Plantation!  I used to go to the house with my friends before security was enforced on the property, and sometimes we would hang out at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery.  Although we never experienced anything, we would always tell ghost stories that had taken place at the house.  Being the history and paranormal researcher (nerd) that I am, before I read this book I thought I knew about every one of Carnton’s supernatural anomalies.  Oh how I was mistaken!  One thing I really love about Carnton Plantation Ghost Stories is that it not only provides narratives of some fascinating other worldly occurrences, but it chronicles the rich history of a place that should never be forgotten.  The last thing ghost stories should do is take away from the historical integrity of a location, especially one as amazing as Carnton Plantation.” - AUSTIN COOK (team leader of SyFy Channel’s hit TV series “Killer Contact”) “This is a great book full of stories of the unexplained.  I have my copy!” - DIANE STEPHENS WHITE "This book is very spooky and will make an excellent book for brave parents, boys and girls to read after they get their homework done.  This book will also make a very good addition to your Civil War or Confederate library with all of the tragic fighting and deaths from the Battle of Franklin.  The McGavock Confederate Cemetery occupants are listed in an appendix.  This is a very interesting and sad book, as well as a spooky book with ghosts.  We give Carnton Plantation Ghost Stories our highest rating, a well earned WOW!" - ED PORTER (owner/editor, the Lone Star Book Review, November 2011) "I love Carton Plantation and this is a great book about it!" - MICHELLE STAMPER “A good book!” - AMY VACHON AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “Great book!  Not just for paranormal fans, it has a lot of facts about the South that most books leave out.” - SUSAN STARKS “I love this book.” - ANDIE L. GARCIA JESUS AND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION "Jesus and the Law of Attraction skillfully blends religious belief and Universal Law into one easy to use daily practice.  Lochlainn has successfully created another masterpiece!" - DANNION BRINKLEY (NY Times bestselling author of Saved by the Light, which inspired the film of the same name, starring Eric Roberts) “Awesome, a must read!!!!!!!” - PAM STEELE AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “Excellent book!” - ALEXXI33 "I have long been a fan of Lochlainn Seabrook and his literary works.  His thinking always fascinates me, stimulates me, inspires me.  But Jesus and the Law of Attraction is more than a revelation.  He has taken the ancient wisdom of Christ and applied a modern understanding to it, making a compelling case for the profound interface of the two.  Consider the book, as I do, must reading for all those who strive to be smarter, better informed, more thoughtful, more knowledgeable.  This book will make you all of those." - DR. JANE G. GOLDBERG (psychologist, psychoanalyst, owner La Casa Day Spa, author of The Dark Side of Love) "Lochlainn has resuscitated the secret teachings of Jesus, giving us back the power to shape our own destinies.  An ingenious and groundbreaking megahit by the new Joseph Campbell!" - KATHERINE KING (owner Cosmic Connections) "Mr. Seabrook inspires you to take a deeper look at yourself and your relationship with the Creator.  Great words to take with you on your journey." - JAY GUTIERREZ (Medicine Man, founder Night Hawk Minerals) BOOK DEVIL REVIEW: “While Jesus and the Law of Attraction takes a more black-and-white, moralist approach to the material in this biggish, comprehensive tome (more than 400 pages), I can still recommend it to savvy, critical readers who know to approach many religious texts with a subtextal approach. As with any religious text, ‘sacred’ or otherwise, reading is gleaning. The enlightened reader can apply his/her own filters based on personal insight, worldview, etc. In any case, on whatever level one interprets Lochlainn Seabrook’s take on the power of consciousness to affect your reality, the book is a thought-provoking one. It’s not a new idea and it has been presented in a number of different ways, from secular to super-religious. Seabrook, being the syncretic, mystic Christian that he is – frequently stepping outside biblical canon and even beyond the boundaries of the Judeo-Christian tradition – expounds his spiritual ideas from a non-literalist approach to the interpretation of sacred texts, be they canonical, ‘apocryphal,’ or even culled from the Bhagavad Gita or ancient goddess worship. In fact, syncretic mysticism and the divine feminine are both recurring topics for this well-read researcher-author – not to mention Civil War history. Just as his slew of volumes on the latter topic engage in the dismantling of bad history (written by the winners up North), so his volumes on theology, spirituality and religious history proffer well-researched arguments for less ‘religious’ religion and thoroughly thought-out defenses of interpretive alternatives to fundamentalist-literalist Christianity. As a matter of fact, it’s Seabrook’s impassioned quest for the divine between the lines (rather than concretizing of surface symbols) that makes it perhaps a big surprising that, in Jesus and the Law of Attraction, he springboards from a detailed discussion of his mystic, anti-literalist theology into a rather empiricized breakdown of how theosis (we are all God) can be systematically applied to the betterment of one’s life. Now, I do think one’s mindset, including faith, has a lot to do with the way life goes for a person. Dwelling on the negative attracts negative; positive focus with an attitude of already have that which is sought, be it love, money, job, etc. That attitude of certainty, in Seabrook’s model for this philosophy, is faith. Seek and you will find. Emphasis on will. Fully put stock in one’s personal divinity (Genesis 1’s breath of God, the New Testament’s Christ anointing, shared by all of us as co-inheritors), and believe with confidence that your desire is as good as fulfilled – and it will be. Now, while I did say up yonder that Seabrook’s spin on the summoning of good into our lives via inner divinity (and its connection to everything on the outside) seems a bit on the literalist side, especially given its foundation in definitively non-literal, mystic philosophy. However, it isn’t as though Seabrook as gone full tilt mathetmatical with it. It’s not an equation we can plug into our soul calculator and demand immediate, guaranteed results no matter what. He does warn that excess doubt can prevent effectiveness. And, sure, that offers a built-in ‘cop- out’ but the opportunity for cop-out does not automatically mean the philosopher in question is actually attempting to engage in such. I think that it’s the nature of most any faith or philosophy outside the borders of rationalism’s limited domain to have a possible cop-out loophole somewhere. But the whole point of faith is that it exists outside the rational, beyond ultimate empirical analysis. That window of cognitive uncertainty (the gap bridged by faith, Kierkegaard’s leap) is, by nature of its empirical/observational ambiguity, can’t help but produce potential loopholes. . . . Back to Seabrook, who isn’t teaching Prosperity Faith Dynamics. Another of his caveats is that one’s desire must be reasonable (in my case, I might look for larger writing success, but not for a crate full of cash to be randomly parachuted into my yard), and it must align with divine intent, for lack of a better word. In other words if you’re following the Tao (spiritually going with the flow but not as a mere passenger), your desire should align with such. (Seabrook is definitely more concerned with morality than I. For him, alignment of personal desire with ‘God’s will’ is a bit of an issue of good and bad, whereas my moral paradigm is definitely less regimented and closer to pure moral subjectivity – not to be confused with amorality.) This material, can be read on numerous levels, much like the spiritual ‘babes’ who, per Paul, were still only mature enough for ‘milk’ rather than meatier, more sublime understanding available to those further along the path. I’m certainly not opposed to the idea that enlightened will in sync with the flow of things can help shape reality. It’s just, as Seabrook would agree, that we can’t build our own reality entirely to spec since there are the personal realities of every other individual consciousness out there, all interconnected in out shared reality (this whole time-space construct). So though Seabrook might have a firmer view of this material compared to my softer view, it’s still a great book. In ways, this could stand as the closest thing there is to a one-volume, comprehensive laying-out of Seabrook’s overall spiritual viewpoint and theology. I recommend it highly to the mystically inclined and to anybody who’s ever read any other books on belief and the power of consciousness (Napolean Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, comes to mind, but there are many more, from numerous angles). Seabrook has written a ton of theology books, so it’s a tribute to Jesus and the Power of Attraction that it concisely but thoroughly presents a sort of Seabrook’s Systematic Theology. Hmmm. Maybe “too systematic” was the phrase I was looking for way up there near the top. Seabrook’s overall theology is, for a fact, more systematic than mine, which is more fluid. Then again, maybe my faith in this regard is still underdeveloped and in the experimental stages still. I’m testing the philosophy out. And, sure, I have doubt. But – and this goes for faith generally – it’s not the absence of doubt that matters but the presence of faith. After all, a sincere life of faith and intellect harmonized will always hover with a tension between doubt and faith.” KRISTOFER UPJOHN (Arkansas) "By implementing the guiding principles found in Jesus and the Law of Attraction, we can easily embrace our divine power through the practice of positive thinking.  Lochlainn clearly demonstrates how to do this by unveiling the mystical teachings of Jesus Christ in this powerful, life-changing book." - MARLENE WEBB (Health Minister, CEO & founder The Vitality Connection) "Unique and inspirational.  A stunning exploration of the LOA from start to finish!  Jesus and the Law of Attraction is an excellent tool for those who explore scripture. It also sheds new light on the power of common ground that is the foundation to fellowship not only in the church community, but to all communities. A great addition to my reference library." - DANE BRYANT (acclaimed keyboardist to country music's brightest stars) "Learn about the Gospel that Jesus actually taught, and start changing your life for the better right now!" - LYNN HAMMOND (editor The Southern Cross) "This positive, uplifting, well documented work from spiritual educator Lochlainn Seabrook bridges the gap between faith and science, the mainstream Church and New Thought Theology, and fundamentalist Christianity and mystical Christianity, providing a biblical look into what Jesus called not 'the Gospel of Jesus Christ,' but 'the Gospel of the Kingdom'—a simple spiritual belief system that includes Christ's teachings on the Law of Attraction.  A fascinating and provocative classic with over 3,000 endnotes, 30,000 Bible citations and scriptural references, a glossary, and important academic historical matter." - THE PUBLISHER, SEA RAVEN PRESS THE BIBLE AND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION “This companion book to Jesus and the Law of Attraction (which I also own) is a part of my daily morning reading ritual.  Every teaching points me to a new scripture for the day.  Inspirational!” - DANE BRYANT (acclaimed keyboardist to country music's brightest stars) SEABROOK’S BIBLE DICTIONARY OF TRADITIONAL AND MYSTICAL CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “An excellent resource for all subjects concerning esoteric Christianity. For fans of Manly Palmer and Albert Pike. Highly recommended.” - JARED CHRIST IS ALL AND IN ALL AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “Much has been written of Jesus of Nazareth. His presence is felt the world over. He’s loved and respected by most, but many of these same people still aren’t sure what to make of him. They sense that this desert prophet’s sayings are of vital importance, but cannot access them as they are cryptic and deliberately corrupted by fundamenalists of all stripes. Cut through all of the noise by purchasing this volume! What did Jesus mean when he referred to himself as the “Son of God”? Why did he teach that the Kingdom is “within”? Why did he buck established norms by proclaming “ye are gods”? This book reveals the truth!” - TYLER SETH HINDS BOOK DEVIL REVIEW: “There is a scientific theory - yes, scientific - called biocentrism, which I will explain in very simplified terms, trying not to muck the concept up too much. We’re all familiar with the usual scientific model of rational materialism, which declares (among other things) that matter holds supremacy and that consciousness is a product of the nervous system. Basically, you are a hunk of meat and an intangible byproduct of brain chemicals. Biocentrism, however, holds that consciousness is supreme and that - again, this is highly simplified - material reality is something similar to electrons. Electrons, we now know, are not particles orbiting the nucleus of an atom. Rather, they are probability fields that only coalesce into a particle state when observed. Biocentrism asserts that this is pretty much how the whole dang cosmos works. That consciousness - which existed initially as a field of raw, undifferentiated consciousness permeating the entire universe - is responsible for the collapsing of matter into a solidified state from a sort of probability field state. Biocentrism obviously challenges string theory (which works great on paper if you do mathematical gymnastics and invent a few extra dimensions), as well as the bulk of established scientific thought since it would dethrone materialism from its elevated throne. It seems strange to say, but since biocentrism echoes some ancient ideas spawned by mysticism - notably Hinduism and Buddhism, on the more ancient end of things - that actually spikes my inclination to give it credit. I’ve seen a few startling parallels between cutting edge science, particularly of the quantum variety, and ancient mystic thought. What this all has to do with author Seabrook’s excellent, slim but heady volume of religious reassessment, Christ Is All and In All, is the fact that while Seabrook is a Christian, he’s a syncretic Christian and he’s of the gnostic bent. Which means that most of this book would be considered anywhere from unorthodox to heretical. He sheds new light on classic, familiar biblical passages, demonstrating how they teach that all of us are divine - possessed by the spark of godhood within. This is clearly a mythological analog to the fact that conscioussness, as per biocentrist thought (at least my take on it), is not generated from the nervous system but, rather, precedes matter and that our nervous systems are antennae, channelers, of consciousness, not generators of it. Jesus, then, was not a god-man among lower beings. Instead, he was the first of such god-men (within Christian tradition, naturally, since god-men have been around long before Christianity). He was inviting the rest of us to realize we could be just like him. We’re all enlightened (or potentially so), to use Buddhist terminology. Biocentrifically (I think I made that word up), we are all participators in the consciousness that permeates all. Seabrook cites both canonical and non- canonical sacred texts, as well as analogous material in other religions, to make his case for “theosis” - the idea that we are all “god”. From the breath of God inserted into Adam and Eve to the teachings of Christ, the author builds a compelling case for gnostic Christianity - or, for that matter, whatever mythological symbology in which you care to place your faith. Like Seabrook, I am a syncretist, and I know that the truth is out there - everywhere. From the Bhagavad Gita through the New Testament and on to biocentrism, the concept of theosis permeates. Sort of like the “god” consciousness around which this book revolves.” - KRISTOFER UPJOHN (Arkansas) JESUS AND THE GOSPEL OF Q BOOK DEVIL REVIEW: “The theoretical Gospel of Q has been a controversy since the idea’s introduction into biblical scholarship. It’s a bone of contention between liberal, mainstream Christian scholars and the quite conservative fundamentalist/evangelical swath of the Christian spectrum. Q comes from quelle, German for “source”, and favorers of Q theory embrace it as a logical, likely explanation for the common source of material common to Matthew and Luke but not found in the earliest canonical gospel, that of Mark. Already, in 70 A.D., four decades after when Jesus is said to have been crucified, one sees the more mystic, less dogmatic Jesus of the Kingdom Within, a Christ among Christs since Jesus was not the only Christ but rather the foremost of many. “Ye are all gods.” The consciousness of each being is cut from the same cloth; every nervous system is channeling its own thread of the all-encompassing Supersoul, which is God. All share in the Christ consciousness, though but few realize this. In Christianity, Jesus is eminent, a sort of First Christ who, by declaring us heirs and siblings revealed our own divinity and our equality with and possession of the Christ anointing. He was First, not One-and-Only. He shared his Christ consciousness and opened the door, leading the way for the select few who seriously, with true understanding, pursue the “strait path”, threading the needle’s eye. Thus his Christhood showed initiates their own Christhood, the creation account’s “breath of God”. Jesus is, for Christian faithful, the introductory, first-of-many, who unveiled the truth to those with seeing eyes and hearing ears. He is the Shepherd in that he leads us through the gate into the discovery of each one’s own Christ anointing. He is Christianity’s God-man whose very presence as such reflects to us that each one of us is also a God-person. (In Hinduism, Lord Krisna is the God-man; in fact, “Krisna” and “Christ” are the same thing and are both on the same lingual family tree. Krisna also shares a message of universal participation in the Supersoul. Mark’s gospel, as noted, already had made alterations. The morphing of Christ, First of Many Peers, to Christ the Only and Peerless, was already cemented, a done deal. The mystic lucidity of the Q document – assumed with good reason to be a non-narrative sayings collection – was being successfully made over into another kind of Christ, more religious but less spiritual, a Christ for the Church and its power structure, an outer, perishable kingdom far removed from the inner (and all-where) Kingdom of all us divine beings (even if our divinity remains unrealized or scoffed at by most). The Christ of Q was blotted out by a more mundane messiah-prophet. In Jesus and the Gospel of Q, scholar and prolific author Lochlainn Seabrook does his own breakdown of the Q doc by presenting, culled from their respective gospels, the sequence of Q sayings as found in each of the three synoptic gospels. He identifies three Q layers, each increasingly removed from the less-tampered-with early stage of Q. The first and earliest layer, Seabrook asserts, is the closest to the seminal phase of the Q document’s evolution, said earliest stage being truest to what a historical Jesus with a gnostic bent may actually have taught. This earliest layer of Q came before the advent of Christianity (which, as a breakoff, independent religion separate from Judaism, was preached and established by certain significant figures of Christianity in the wake of Christ’s death) and proposed no new religion with Christ its head but rather the spiritual reform of the current faith, a Judaism that had lapsed into spiritless surface veneer that was not only ineffectual but downright spiritually degrading. The proposed second and third Q layers were increasingly manipulated, molded and manufactured, culminating in the total suppression of Q, except as it can be, with some scholarly insight and a nice bit of educated guesswork, extracted from where its contents are embedded in the canonical gospels. The non-story sayings collection that Q was at the onset was ultimately buried under the story form that grew from the incrementally more fudged-with subsequent layers. Following a compact but comprehensive introduction that explains Q theory, the core chapters are Q verses, the three Q layers extant in each synoptic gospel, presented in a simple context that allows the reader to see the developing themes of each Q layer, and thus the shift from the original Q layer’s themes and simple non-narrative structure, through Q2’s shift in focus, to the final Q layer and the religious narratives that arose gospels from the ashes of Q1’s simple profundity. Dealing in theory means that Seabrook’s breakdown – which he admits differs from classical Q theory here and there – is one of those educated scholarly guesses (no derision intended) that can never be authoritatively established. Unless somebody messes around and finds an actual extant Q document languishing in a cave somewhere. Barring that unlikely event, these intelligent surmises will be the closest to a Q document we’ll get. Seabrook’s culling and organized presentation of Q as merged into the synoptics is a fine introduction to Q theory as well as a polished presentation of what Q may very well have been, in each of its evolving reiterations.” - KRISTOFER UPJOHN (Arkansas) CHRISTMAS BEFORE CHRISTIANITY FROM "SMALL PRESS REVIEWS": “In Christmas Before Christianity: How the Birthday of the “Sun” Became the Birthday of the “Son,” Lochlainn Seabrook presents a thoroughly researched examination of the “ingredients” that have, over centuries and millennia, contributed to our contemporary understanding of what many, right or wrong, consider the holiest day of the year. Early on, Seabrook discusses the paucity of historical evidence surrounding the figure of Jesus in order to subsequently demonstrate the ways in which the relative blank slate of his biography allowed early Christians to incorporate a myriad of other belief systems into what eventually came to be accepted as canon. Chief among these other systems, as the book’s subtitle suggests, was a firm belief that the sun was the center of all life. Indeed, the author points out that, in his words, “Jesus’ birth on December 25 specifically was not mentioned by any writer, scholar, or historian” during the time in which Jesus lived; what’s more, the date traditionally associated with the birth of Christ was not established until the year 534, “not because Jesus was born on that date, but rather because the Christian masses overwhelmingly identified Jesus with the Pagan Roman sun-god Mithras, as well as with other pre-Christian solar deities, all whose birthdays fell on December 25.” In addition to investigating the ways in which pre-Christian mythology fed into the story of the birth of Christ, Seabrook also examines the origins of the season’s accoutrements including the Christmas tree (a pagan fertility symbol originating in Egypt), the tale of the three wise men (an allusion to ancient astrology and the three stars that comprise Orion’s belt), and Santa Claus (an amalgam of Odin, Thor, and various maritime deities). Other topics Seabrook explores include the evolution of Christmas cards, plum pudding, Christmas wreaths, mistletoe, holly, and pantomime from their ancient forms to the ways in which we employ and enjoy them today. Altogether, a fascinating and meticulously detailed read for anyone curious about the origins of Christmas - or, for that matter, about the ways in which myths and legends evolve over time.” - MARC SCHUSTER AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “There’s a ton of stuff powerpacked into Colonel Lochlainn Seabrook’s Christmas Before Christianity: How the Birthday of the “Sun” Becamse the Birthday of the “Son.” At 300 pages, it feels like it has twice as much data crammed in and it is told interestingly. This comprehensive but concise volume is a wonderful go-to for those interested in the Christianization of pagan religious culture. It’s no secret, except perhaps among the ignorant (both willfully so and otherwise), that Judeo-Christian traditions did what religions do. It evolved, growing from pagan roots and, even after having established its own identity as a stream of religious culture, continued to appropriate from surrounding and established pagan belief systems. Many aspects of Christianity, including what is now one of its major holidays (not always; consider 4th Century church father Origen, who opposed the holiday exactly because of its pagan roots), were retoolings of extant pagan deities and concepts. From every major facet of the Nativity to the décor and traditions of Christmas celebrations, paganism permeates the Christian tradition and its messianic birthday celebration. Even Santa Claus and his alleged historical analog (St. Nicholas) were Christianizations of pagan ideas. Southern religious scholar Seabrook reveals to the reader aspects of the conversion even the initiated might have overlooked. He even discloses pagan rooted celebrations practiced around the globe today. For a primer and reference volume pertaining to this fascinating evolution in religious thought and culture, Christmas Before Christianity is one of Seabrook’s several fascinating books on Christianity’s oft overlooked foundations.” - KRISTOFER UPJOHN “This is a must read.” - GLORIA PEOPLES ELAM UFOS AND ALIENS: THE COMPLETE GUIDEBOOK "A truly remarkable introduction to UFOs that transcends all other guidebooks in the SUBJECT!" - ERIN RYDER (from SyFy Channel’s hit TV series Destination Truth and Nat Geo’s Chasing UFOs) “Lochlainn Seabrook’s UFOs and Aliens: The Complete Guidebook is an informative, interesting and well-written book.  An excellent introduction to the subject of ufology, it offers a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon, one in which you’ll find everything you need to know. . . . Although primarily aimed at people new to the subject, there are many seasoned ufologists who would do well to read this book and learn from it.  Read it, and be prepared to be amazed!” - NICK POPE (the “Real Fox Mulder,” author, journalist, TV personality, British government official 1991-1994, and author of Open Skies, Closed Minds) "UFOs and Aliens: The Complete Guidebook covers a huge range of ufological topics.  The style is such that it should stimulate readers to dig more deeply and to recognize that there is more to ufology than the attacks of the noisy negativists or the claims of the true believers." - STANTON T. FRIEDMAN (nuclear physicist, coauthor of Crash at Corona and Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience, and author of Top Secret/MAJIC, Flying Saucers and Science, and Science Was Wrong) "I wholeheartedly recommend this first-rate introduction to ufology.  It is a book that provides a comprehensive overview of a controversial and exciting subject, one that will become required reading for all those interested in UFOs and aliens." - TIMOTHY GOOD (leading authority on UFOs and the alien presence, and author of Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-up, and Need to Know: UFOs, the Military and Intelligence) "The scope of the book and the format are impressive." - DR. BRUCE MACCABEE (naval physicist (retired), former Chairman of the Fund for UFO Research, former state director of MUFON Maryland, author of UFO-FBI Connection and Abduction in My Life, coauthor of UFOs Are Real, Here's the Proof) FIVE STAR REVIEW, THE PARANORMAL HERALD: “I do not always review people’s books, but the publisher Sea Raven Press was kind enough to send me a review copy of UFOs and Aliens: The Complete Guidebook.  Most often I lose all interest in a book by the third chapter, but I read this one from start to finish! The book is well structured and well written and has just about everything the reader would want to see on the topic. The author Lochlainn Seabrook has a winner in the UFO category, The Paranormal Herald is more than happy to give five stars to this wonderful creation.” - EVAN JENSEN, THE PARANORMAL HERALD (magazine) “Unbelievable book, great information, a must-have for all ufologists.” EBAY REVIEW, NOTLEKSR0623 BRITANNIAS RULES:GODDESS-WORSHIP IN ANCIENT ANGLO-CELTIC SOCIETY BOOK DEVIL REVIEW: “Brilliant in its simplicity, Britannia Rules uses the structure of a brief etymological treatise to give a quick but enlightening and thoroughly engaging overview of ancient matriarchal- goddess society and its eventual repression and sublimation into the patriarchal religious culture of today. While the suppression of the divine feminine is a theme here, the book is not just about that. Britannia Rules is not a harangue. Rather, it’s a fascinating study of the numerous names, and their iterations, applied to the sacred feminine/goddess/creatrix/etc. And these lingual threads in turn lead us to understanding some of the cultural crossover from culture to culture and from era to era. There’s so much mashed into this sleek, compact volume, it’s almost like this book was the Tardis, with more inside than it’s package could possibly suggest. Wow. This is a fascinating and under-reported corner of thealogical studies, and Southern Advocate Lochlann Seabrook (who clearly writes on a diversity of topics) does a good job, all by his lonesome, of covering the subject from various angles with this and his other fine books on the subject.”- KRISTOFER UPJOHN (Arkansas) THE CAUDILLS: AN ETYMOLOGICAL, ETHNOLOGICAL, AND GENEALOGICAL STUDY - EXPLORING THE NAME AND NATIONAL ORIGINS OF A EUROPEAN-AMERICAN FAMILY AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: "This is an excellent book!!!  So many Caudill's out there, I can't believe that he hasn't sold thousands!  [Publisher's note: It has!]  Great reading as well as Caudill trees.  More than I expected with lots of info. on other resources.  Must have!!!  Don't let this one pass you by.  Thanks so much Lochlainn for taking the time to do all this work and then share it with others.  Worth every penny.  You have made a fan out of me!!!" - SHIRLEY FARMER AMAZON REVIEW: “A treasure of information about the Caudill family. Over a thousand genealogical connections of the Caudill family.  Great for those who are doing genealogical research.” - LARRY D. CAUDILL AMAZON REVIEW, FOUR STARS - “COULD NOT RECOMMEND IT MORE”: “Immensely informative for my research of my ancestors. Could not recommend it more highly. Motivated me to go back to Scotland.” - MELVIN CAUDILL AMAZON REVIEW, FOUR STARS: “Interesting book. Don’t know a lot about my own family line. Cast light on some things I had read in other books. Enjoyable read.” - PHYLLIS CAUDILL-JAMES “Got the book and love it!” - DEBRA CAUDLE (Facebook) THE BLAKENEYS: AN ETYMOLOGICAL, ETHNOLOGICAL, AND GENEALOGICAL STUDY - UNVEILING THE MYSTERIOUS ORIGINS OF THE BLAKENEY FAMILY AND NAME “With The Blakeneys Mr. Seabrook, a cousin of the Blakeneys, has done a great service in his excellent research of the Blakeney family name. . . . Mr. Seabrook’s book will, I hope, make you feel that a most useful contribution has been made to uncover the mystery of our name.” - RAY H. BLAKENEY (former President of the Blakeney-Blakley Family Association, and the author of, My Help Comes From Above: Blakeney and Blakey - The History of Chambers Blakely and David Bleakney and Their Neighbours in the 18th Century) AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “I have been doing family research for some time and this book really answered a lot of questions and helped me put more branches on my tree.  I love how the author, Mr. Seabrook, dissects the surname to find the meaning.  Very interesting.” - DAWN (Canada) AMAZON REVIEW, FOUR STARS - “THE BLAKENEYS”: “As a Blakeney descendant and amateur genealogist I found it fascinating to learn that we probably originated as Danish Vikings. The etymology is detailed, and can be a stumbling block if the reader is not interested in word origins, but it is important to the understanding of the origins of the Blakeney family.” - KAYE T. LEIDY AMAZON REVIEW, FOUR STARS - “A MUST FOR ALL BLAKENEYS”: “I got this book since my surname is Blakeney. While I have read other things on the origin of the name and knew that the Blakeneys came from Normandy after 1066, it was interesting to find that the name goes back even further and is a true Danish name.” - CAPTAIN BILL BLAKENEY PRINCESS DIANA: MODERN DAY MOON-GODDESS BOOK DEVIL REVIEW: “I’ve never been one to find fascination with the royal family. I just never understood the grip they have on fans, particularly this side of the Atlantic. However, in no way could I miss out on examining Jane Goldberg’s and Lochlainn Seabrook’s “psychoanalytical and mythological look at Diane Spencer’s Life, Marriage and Death.”  Though some could fairly argue that the archetypal and mythological applications this book makes to Diana’s life are either vague and easy, or else forced, I still say this is interesting and insightful and has something real to say. At least I learned something. I now have a better grasp on the thrall in which Diana fans are held. Diana and the royal family at large inhabit a sort of modern mythology, a secular mythology, with roots in Freudian and Jungian subconscious psychology, but also with roots in ancient pagan proto-religions. Goldberg and Seabrook dive through one of Seabrook’s favorite topics - the matriarchal foundations of man’s religions and the suppression of the Moon-Goddess in favor of the patriarchal Sun-God (later “Son”-God, another of Seabrook’s favored subjects) - and in the process they apply these concepts to Diana and Charles, their marriage, divorce, etc. The authors even point out some compelling synchronicities in Diana’s death. It’s a short book - I blazed through it in less than a day’s time - but the blazing was also fueled by the interest factor of this unique material. Some will balk, others will embrace wholly. In any case, this a surprising and captivating, not to mention creatively imaginative (in a positive, mythic fashion), work of academic literature. It’s worth a peek even if you, like me, are not a British royalty aficionado, but have an interest in mythology at large, as well as in psychology, particularly of the Jungian variety. That last bit is where psychology and mythology can really be seen to dovetail, as more fully expounded by the brilliant Joseph Campbell, whose thoughts on this book I’d love to have had.” - KRISTOFER UPJOHN (Arkansas) APHRODITE’S TRADE: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF PROSTITUTION UNVEILED “One of the many things I love about Aphrodite’s Trade: The Hidden History of Prostitution Unveiled is that it teaches without prejudice, without malice, without cattiness.  Written in a straight-forward manner and with true integrity, its deep insights into human nature make it easy to relate to. . . . This is the first book I’ve ever read that provides a holistic history of prostitution, from its beginnings as a survival mechanism in the mists of prehistory to its culmination in the 21st Century as a commercialized business. . . . Mr. Seabrook, a conservative-libertarian Christian, sees himself as following in the footsteps of others from this group who favored decriminalizing prostitution; namely Saint Augustine and the founder of The National Review, William F. Buckley, Jr.” - XAVIERA HOLLANDER (author of the worldwide blockbuster The Happy Hooker) “I’m thrilled with such a positive writing on women in the trade.  Historians have always been the underpinnings of COYOTE’s efforts to repeal the prohibition which puts all women in fear of the stigma and keeps us separated and unable to vote as a block to gain our freedom.  Whores, housewives and lesbians and all those in between will be empowered by such a work as Aphrodite’s Trade.” - MARGO ST. JAMES (founder of COYOTE and founder and director emeritus of St. James Infirmary) BOOK DEVIL REVIEW: “Lochlainn Seabrook’s magnificent little history volume, Aphrodite’s Trade: The Hidden History of Prostitution Unveiled, might as well be called How the Patriarchy Suppressed the Goddess, since that’s an inevitable and central part of this volume. A libertarian and conservative - but mystic - Christian, Seabrook brings a surprising viewpoint to the material. This is not just “How Hooking Started and Got To The Sorry State It’s In Now.” Rather, Seabrook analyzes the religious roots of prostitution and documents the revered place it held for so long. Seabrook also analyzes how it made its descent to the unfair status it now holds in most parts of the world. Thing is, prostitution was at one time a sacred and honored tradition for growing closer to the divine element, which originally was matriarchal in nature. Not dissing patriarchy in and of itself, but its suppression (or attempts thereof) of the divine feminine is a pretty heinous affair, one which Seabrook has no problem bringing to light for the freshly informed reader. The author’s “Hidden History of Prostitution…” is not the only thing unveiled. Seabrook also uncovers some rather eye-opening traces of spiritual matriarchy and sacred prostitution that can still be found in some rather major components of modern day orthodox Christianity (which suppressed ancient gnostic Christianity - something Seabrook has a few things to say about in another of his fine books, such as Christ Is All and In All). This short but arduously researched volume is a marvelous read and of interest to everybody from liberal femimists to (authentic) conservatives. Seabrook is a talented and multi-faceted historian, to be sure.” - KRISTOFER UPJOHN (Arkansas) “The only book of its kind.  Much needed and highly recommended!” - NORMA JEAN ALMODOVAR (author of Cop to Call Girl, and founder of ISWFACE) “Excellent research, bold writing.  Bravo!  If only we had more works like Aphrodite’s Trade, an enlightened society might have decriminalized prostitution by now.  This is a book that everyone with an interest in sex workers’ rights and women’s rights should have on their shelf.” - CAROL LEIGH (award-winning documentarian, author of Unrepentant Whore, coiner of the phrase “sex work,” and a founding member of ACT UP) “Female prostitutes are truly the foot soldiers of the women’s liberation movement.  Cheers to author Lochlainn Seabrook for defending them so respectfully and for helping to dispel the many myths surrounding Aphrodite’s Trade.” - DOLORES FRENCH (author of Working: My Life as a Prostitute and founder of HIRE) "Great book.  I ordered a copy, very educational and it explains where a lot of myths surrounding the industry came from." - FACEBOOK AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A NON-YOGI: A SCIENTIST’S JOURNEY FROM HINDUISM TO CHRISTIANITY BOOK DEVIL REVIEW: “This is, beyond any shred of doubt, one of the most curious books on religion I’ve ever read. There are some curious combinations of spiritual traditions at work in the life of Amitava Dasgupta, a self-described “non-yogi”, who, with co-writer Lochlainn Seabrook, delivers a brief but thorough discourse on both his life and his beliefs.  In less than 200 pages, Dasgupta walks the reader through his life and its unusual twists and turns along the spiritual path.  The author, it turns out, is a Christian – but a syncretic Christian.  This highlights at once things in common – and not – between Dasgupta and me. . . . Despite Dasgupta’s uncomfortable tendency to create false overlap between faith and reason, natural and supernatural, he is nevertheless far more open-minded than your run-of-the-mill church-goer, for sure.  And despite obvious conflicts with religious worldview that became apparent early on in my reading of the book, no friction or reader hostility was generated.  In fact, Dasgupta’s story and religious philosophies still offer spiritual stimulation.  And there’s lots of interesting data in the book, interpretation of said data notwithstanding.  And though more concretist than is my taste, Dasgupta is anything but the bellowing, pushy fundamentalist that plagues the U.S. like divine curse of locusts.  Autobiography of a Non-Yogi offers food for thought, even if writer and reader don’t share paradigms.  It’s entertaining, a swift read into which one easily settles.  And, ultimately, it’s a unique book among its kind and offers a rare insight into a person whose religious expression doesn’t follow a party line.” - KRISTOFER UPJOHN (Arkansas) THE HORMESIS EFFECT: THE MIRACULOUS HEALING POWER OF RADIOACTIVE STONES AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “A MUST READ. CUTTING EDGE INFORMATION AND TREATMENT THAT SOMEDAY WILL BE COMMON KNOPWLEDGE TO ALL”: “A fine duo.  Dr. Jane G. Goldberg is brilliant and way ahead of her time  - for decades.  And Mr. Jay Gutierrez is a mystic and a great and gifted medicine man who has left a legacy for all to know, use, and pass on.” - HOWARD GELFMAN, M.D. AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “Great book!” - CECIL THE DIVINE THREE MANUAL: HOW TO HEAL YOURSELF SAFELY AND SIMPLY USING EARTH’S NATURAL RESOURCES AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “A man driven and called on by the highest of callings to unearth a miracle.  Jay was a true medicine man. He left a legacy that will change the course of allopathic and wholistic medicine forever. Jay and Faye made it sound, and explain it all so a two year old can grasp its background, history, usage and method.  An amazing team of healers.  Bless them both.  A ‘must read.’” - HOWARD GELFMAN, M.D. AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: “Good starter book.” - CECIL
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