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Making of

Stories, anecdotes and rumors around the book.

Irish bartender techniques

(Making of)
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Unknowingly anticipating the writing of Sumerian Vortex, I’ve spent hundreds of nights in pubs across Ireland over a period of 15 years. I’ve watched barmen perform gargantuan tasks against all odds in extremely crowded pubs and have developed massive respect for their mastery of critical skills.
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Sexagesimal ≠ some "risqué" behavior

(Reflection, Seen on social medias)
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Let me say right up front – this is a family show. It’s a case of mistaken identity – THAT word is everywhere. Here’s a clue – sex is six in Latin. Traveling across England, you can’t avoid THAT word: Middlesex, Essex, Wessex, and Sussex -- sex means Saxon.
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Book statistics!

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Who knew? Writing a book is not just about writing...
- Number of countries visited: 13
- Number of vaccines: 5
- Number of research files: 550
- Number of Uber rides: 26
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Frankincense ≠ Frankenstein

(Rumor, Reflection, Seen on social medias)
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Frankincense is not “human” like Frankenstein but it’s friendlier. Try it out, it will do you good! A resin from the rare, schrubby Boswellia tree, it is found mostly in Oman and Yemen.
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Who Are the Aos Sí?

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I first learnt of the faeries when I was about 7 or 8 years old - I played in a field near our house in Dublin suburbs where there was "Faerie Ring" - that is what everyone said was the case.
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To sync or not to sync?

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Josh, the neurobiology entrepreneur, finishing up his business plan presentation to the VC: “Thanks for your $150 million funding commitment. Now, I have a bonus application that I’ll throw in…”
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Buying Frankincense in Oman

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Frankincense has a prominent role in the book. I needed to know more about it and I had the opportunity when I visited Salalah in Dhofar province in southern Oman, the frankincense capital of the world.
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The new Silicon Valley Trend

(Rumor, Reflection, Seen on social medias)
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Silicon Valley setting: airy, light-filled meeting room in Menlo Park, VC in polo shirt, black jeans, two cell-phones in front of him, evaluating financing pitches from entrepreneurs related to neurobiology.
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Glossary of confusing words

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Key words to better understand Sumerian Vortex, and to become smarter at dinner parties.
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The Singularity won't be lonely...

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Alan Turing, sipping tea: “’The Singularity’ hypothesis claims that in the year 2045 AI will be one billion times more powerful than all human intelligence. Now, I am fond of computing machines, but…”
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A well protected Ogham stone

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During the writing of the book, I made two trips to County Mayo in the west of Ireland to research various locations and monuments that I planned to use in my story...
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Symphony separates Body from the Soul!

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Chief Power Engineer of Ireland, at ease sipping on his pint: “Look, I don’t know why there’s such a fuss about this soul-freeing Symphony. Music is frequency. The body has a different frequency to the soul…
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Who owns your country?

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As citizens, why don’t we own equity shares of the country in return for paying our taxes?
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Power engineers meddling in spiritual matters!

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The Church offered to buy rights to the Irish engineers’ Soul-Free Symphony (Post #4): “We just can’t have homeless souls wandering around. It’s unspiritual.” A group of Buddhists put in a counter-offer.
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Rain: the new renewable energy

High impact in Ireland (obviously).

See chapter 42 of Sumerian Vortex: "Rain Is a National Treasure"!
More in the book!

Einstein, Tesla and Pythagoras walk into a bar...

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They had a weighty question to answer: what is the meaning of life, the universe and everything? They thought it might take them about an hour to resolve the question.
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Rain is the new renewable energy!

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Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain. Raindrops vibrate, collide, and sync as they fall. They have vibrational energy, kinetic energy and potential energy. Can we concentrate and harvest that energy?
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Pipe smoking creates philosophers

And perhaps social distancing...

See chapter 48 of Sumerian Vortex: “Smoked to Within an Inch of Their Lives”!
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A Vortex of Frequencies

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qUeUe: “The human body is a vortex of frequencies.”

JB: “Seriously, body frequencies? Would my technology guru be lifting his glass a bit too frequently?”
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