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Liphar Magazine Issue 3
Liphar on Literature, Photography and Art Still hanging in there campers? I hope so, because Liphar Magazine has been traversing with a mix of stimulating material in this energized issue.
Behind the Lens: Wojciech Toman with his view on HDR (High Dynamic Range) images, as opposed to "traditional" photography. Joyce Dickens refers to her photography work as "Infused Artography" and considers herself a contemporary photographer/digital artist.
Art for Life: Carolyn Roper plunges us into the world of body painting, where this unfamiliar fantasy domain to most, is brought to reality.
Articles: Post Net Fiction, states literary fiction is seriously off the rails where the need to right again this once powerful and beautiful voice of real discovery and language. Criterion of Beauty, challenges that art has no exact science of the beautiful and pleasurable; it just makes us more human with our own rational freedom. Scrazzle, the new kid on the block, which seeks to invade Twitter territory by one upping what Twitter offers.
Thought Food: Advent of belief, where the real question is, why do you believe what you do?
Stories: A Game of Cards, where two ghosts sit at a square granite table and one says, "I am starting to think this ghost business isn’t all you made it out to be." Maladjusted A twisted tale MOO, "To believe in dreams is a manifestation of insanity." Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) Trains by the River, why did Hamlet trouble about ghosts after death, when life itself is haunted by ghosts is so much more terrible? Chekhov, Notebooks, 1892-1904
Wojciech Toman, a 27-year-old landscape and HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographer from Warsaw, Poland enlightens us in an interview. His stance on HDR is more of a realistic approach than ‘traditional’ photography, because it allows images to be created with a dynamic range that is closer to reality. Love or hate it! Two of the most innovative and influential American photography masters of 20th century photography, Ansel Adams and Edward Weston inspired Joyce Dickens to pick up a camera. She refers to her work as "Infused Artography" and considers herself a contemporary photographer/digital artist. With major industry awards, a double World Body Painting Champion and recognised as one of the best body artists in the world today, Carolyn Roper plunges us into the world of body painting. Where seeing is believing with her images in an interview, this unfamiliar domain to most, fantasy is brought to reality.
This story depicts the life of a modern girl changing the life of a headstrong Indian living in the 1800’s. Essie Sherwood, living in the present, grows up loving hot-air ballooning and takes off on her first solo adventure. Caught in a whirlwind, she crash-lands on a cliff unhurt, but with a deflated balloon. Star Gazer, believing the balloon is a giant bird that will endanger his village has shot it down, but is confused to find a beautiful woman in the basket. Each believing the other an enemy, their first encounter is far from civil. After Star Gazer takes her to his village, his brother, the chief, orders him to take her to the nearest fort. Reluctantly, Star Gazer agrees knowing he has lost his heart to the white woman. At the fort, Essie meets a scientist with a time traveling machine and the man agrees to take Essie back to her century. But, Star Gazer finds them and jumps onto the machine finding himself in the future. Soon they discover that the distant future has been changed and they have to return to the past, where their lives become more complicated
Sarah Flanney, disguised as a male medic, follows her fiancé into the Civil War. David Kish, a young man from 2014 winds the hands of an old watch backwards and awakens in his own house during the Civil War. He is taken captive, but escapes taking Sarah as a hostage. Sarah’s Choice takes the reader on a journey to days ago when they discover that they had changed the outcome of the Civil War. The story continues with five sequels, Keeper of Her Love, Time’s Secret, Time over Time, Timeless Love and Keeper of My Heart. Editors Note: Many characters in this book have accents and or different speech patterns. The author has attempted to illustrate this phonically. These are not spelling errors.
Adam Bryant born on April 9th, 1865, grew up in New York City as a private practicing doctor. One day his brother was shot and his mother suggests that he use the watch that had transported her to the past to take his brother to the future in order to save his life. There his brother is operated on by a beautiful, young Creole doctor who he immediately becomes attracted to. Dannie La Pierre tries hard to fight off the attraction she feels for the handsome doctor from the Big Apple. Adam takes Dannie back to the eighteen hundreds to meet his parents and before they return to 2014, he and Dannie are mixed up in abduction, gangsters and more time traveling. The story continues in sequel, Keeper of My Heart. Editors Note: Many characters in this book have accents and or different speech patterns. The author has attempted to illustrate this phonically. These are not spelling errors.
Jett Kirtland falls in love with Spring St. John a beautiful woman framed for robbing a Diamond Exchange by her identical twin sister. To prove her innocence, Jett must find her twin, who had disappeared many years ago.
Are you truly awake? Do you know what is around you? In all things we are ruled by our perceptions. We take in mass quantities of data and then process it until we think we understand. Often we don’t, we just think that we do. Your brain is an amazing thing, capable of taking a few facts and producing an answer. The answer may not be correct. Consider five people witness an accident and now have come up with different colours for the cars when asked to remember the accident. How is that possible? It is because that is what they have remembered, that is the information they have stored Life itself is filled by this level of deception. It is possible to have a better understanding of reality by simply paying more attention and gathering more detail. What that means is looking at an event from as many possible ways as you can. Use different ways to store the data. Say the colour and number of vehicles out loud. Write them down. Talk to the person next to you. Yes this is more work than most people want to do, however you may find that you have a better clarity and your judgments are sounder. What does this have to do with anything you may ask? Well the bottom line is that most people simply glide through life without ever really considering it. This book is philosophy, mine and others, about the world around us and our part in it. I will never suggest that my way is the only way or even that I am correct, merely my way of looking at things. We will discuss science, medicine, philosophy and the dreaded religion. We will also examine how our governments respond to the challenges and what our part should be. Philosophy in itself is not just for the intellectuals. It is for everyone at every stage of their life. The basis of philosophy is inherent in everything around us. Philosophy is what is formed of religions and ideas. It is also accountable for the knowledge that we have and how we view that knowledge. From the very beginning of the ancient philosophers, to present-day, all have an idea to present. Plato is perhaps the best-known and most well read of all ancient philosophers. He owes his understanding to Socrates and the schooling it was set up for it. He lived in the fourth century B.C.E. and spent about 80 years on this planet first lifetime. This particular writings have influenced almost all schools of philosophy. There is a very long list of philosophers and each has its own particular merit. The main problem is that most people assume that philosophy is beyond them. They failed to recognize all the philosophies that are current in their own life. You can read all about the philosophers and their ideas and see how they pertain to you. It is unnecessary however to spend a lifetime researching other people's ideas. You have ideas of your own, you have philosophies of your own and these are what you need to explore. It is only convenient to read the words others have stated and from that draw conclusions. Philosophy is a lifetime event regulated by our own thoughts and actions. There is nothing that is beyond you just your failing to look for it. We will seek to instill a few ideas, but for the most part, to gain any value you must search for your own ideas. Your place in the world is governed by you and not how others would place you in. People throughout your entire life have presented you with their good idea for you. Sometimes it takes the image of being helpful. Sometimes is given to you to show you that they are far superior to you in every way and by stating their version of the knowledge, they are presented at a much higher intellect. Philosophy has nothing to do with intellect, it has more to do with the intelligence to see the world around you and from that draw conclusions. It has been stated that the only correct philosophy is your own because it involves you. Those that seek knowledge will find it.