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Elfreda talks to interesting guests on Webtalk Radio. "Game Changer" is a show about self-exploration that leads to self-empowerment.

This week's interview -- 

Part 1: Atheists make better neighbors! Millions think that without religion, people would run wild in the streets. Not so!
Part 2: Bishop says the Bible is based on Astrology.

Ordained bishop reveals the truth about Astrology and Jesus.

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The only claim we make is that we do everything in our power to plant that seed of curiosity.

Author: Mike O'Hare

"The Meadow" - a great love story

Consider the possibility that we live parallel lives simultaneously

There is only the presence. There is no past and no future - only the here and now.


This article supports the main storyline to "The Meadow" by giving it another angle for readers to consider.

Once you have read "The Meadow", you will be able to see the many facets of life that this story provides.


~~ Mike O'Hare ~~





Contents at a Glance. The links below take you to various parts of this page via my Squidoo page, where all my blogs are posted.

  1. The Meadow seeks recognition
  2. Looking at technoloy that will help bring in the publishers and agents
  3. The physical meadow versus the celestial watering hole called "The Meadow"
  1. Two mystical feathers
  2. An alternative thought to the question of Reincarnation
  3. When someone special comes to call


The Meadow seeks recognition


Publication of a great story is only the beginning.


Now it has to find its rightful place amongst the bookshelves with all the other fantastic works of fiction.


This can only happen when it is brought into people's awareness.


"The Meadow" has taken two and a half years to write and the authors do not intend for it to take that long to gain momentum as it reaches public scrutiny.


We rely on the power of the Internet and the tools which are available to us.


There are many potential readers out there and using the right approach by using this facility will go a long way to helping us achieve our goals.


Watch this space.




The physical meadow versus the celestial watering hole called "The Meadow"

Which would you choose?

Photobucket To the right is a beautiful photo of a real meadow somewhere.

Once you begin to read "The Meadow" your mind will possibly take you to another world and let you experience a meadow from another dimension - a celestial watering hole where souls go to rest between physical lives.


See the painting further down and see what conjures in the minds of the two authors who wrote "The Meadow".



Two mystical feathers

A legend was created out of these feathers

The right hand pictures displays two feathers that were taken from the painting, commissioned to celebrate the completion of "The Meadow."

The framed feathers below are real. One is from an eagle and the other is from an owl.



They are both relevant to the story of "The Meadow".

The story begins with the legend that was borne out of the eagle and the owl in a ceremonial display that would change the world for two special people.


It is said that anyone else who found the feathers would find the one that they loved and would live forever.



An alternative thought to the question of Reincarnation

We can only savour the moment, a life. But how many dimensions can this be manifest in?

Have you considered that past lives are nothing more or less, than lives lived parallel to us? Therefore this is no myth. Take your mind and your ego out of the time-space continuum and you will discover that there is no past and there is no future. There is only the moment or the presence. In other words, I'm describing the here and now. If you give thought to this fact then you will discover that there can be no experiences of past lives that have been lived on this Earth, in this dimension, many years ago. The emphasis here is in this dimension.


What we are experiencing more likely than not, are lives (possibly countless lives) being lived by us as different personalities but yet still sharing the same soul. I believe that theory physics, string theories and quantum physics are already proving that time as we know it, does not exist other than being part of the illusion which gives substance to a material world, giving us the opportunity to experience our minds.


In my opinion, it makes more sense to realise that we are part of a collective consciousness and our learning/experiencing mindset comes about via multiple lives which are lived simultaneously but in different dimensions or parallel universes. Where choices come into this regarding how we live a life, is beyond my comprehension. For example, it could be possible that we live many lives on Earth with an identical natural infrastructure which sustains us and yet in a completely separate dimension, frequency or vibration.


Therefore what people interpret as memories through dreams and regression are simply real experiences happening in the here and now, but in different dimensions. These are thoughts that are being brought into our conscious awareness via our five physical senses and our inner feelings. What we interpret as time zones is simply a period background which can be either pre or post industrial revolution and thus providing the illusion to live out a life. It's fascinating stuff once we realise that there is only the presence and nothing else. We can only experience and savour the moment.


The state of awareness that we experience here can possibly be much greater as we live a life somewhere else or in another place. The feedback we get is through the neural and esoteric channels which surround us all. It's a wonderful thought and one which I consider should be given greater consideration. I hope you don't mind this alternate view on this subject. I'm no expert, but I would welcome other people's views on this. This is the beauty of human debating.


Regardless of all this, I am still of the romantic notion that we have lived before on this Earth. We are only human and this is the way I like to feel when I start to ponder on this subject. As a consequence to this, I along with a co-writer, have written a 600-page novel about lives and loves that have lived again and again.


Our novel, which has yet to be published, can be found on our new web/blog site and we hope that you get the time to come and visit us and, perhaps, express a wish to learn more of this work which took two and a half years to write. Please go to The Meadow

It's all good food for thought isn't it? We do hope that our story will stimulate minds and help plant that seed of curiosity.





When someone special comes to call

He proudly rode into her village, not knowing what to expect

Photobucket Chaska is a brave Native American scout. He is second only to his father in the Sioux hierarchy. He brings with him many gifts, but the one that escapes him is total happiness.

Read what happens to him one day as he entered HER village, as he came to bargain with the chief elders to seek common ground with the buffalo hunting.

He proudly carried his lance that day. When he left, it had the addition of one single grey owl feather. SHE kept the other one.


He entered the village on his mighty steed Nwaptoah, but he left only with the aid of his fellow braves, as a terrible accident befell him. Read about his life in "The Meadow".




Three beautiful creatures

They all feature in "The Meadow"








































Some of the locations used in "The Meadow"

Get a feel for the story when you see some of the locations that are used

All the places mentioned in "The Meadow" are real, even Thorp Pelkington which you will not find on a map no matter how detailed. Here are just some of them. Watch out for more in other lenses.

The picture to the right is showing the way out of The Meadow, a name given to this small estate by the local town planners.

If only they knew how ironic it was that someone on their staff had chosen a name that would become synonymous with one of the greatest love stories ever told.






Mike's interview on The Meadow

Explaining how The Meadow is to be marketed


A frank interview with Mike O'Hare, co-author of The Meadow outlining his plans for their story to reach publication.



The Meadow is an Epic Love Story Involving Four Past Lives. I've just completed co-authoring a novel of more than 600 pages; a huge venture which took more than two and a half years to complete. My writing partner is Elfreda Pretorius and, would you believe, we never met until the book had been completed. How it all started is a long story and I shall be explaining all of this in detail as I progress. Watch out for The Meadow.

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Stop Struggling and Start Living - Rules of the Game

How to overcome struggle and start living - read about my writing partner and co-author of "The Meadow" and how her skills as a life coach inspired her to her first book

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Stop Struggling and Start Living: The Rules of the Game

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All the articles and blogs that I write are designed to create an awareness of "The Meadow" which has not yet found a publisher. Communication, pro-action and interaction is the name of the game. Let me know somehow that "The Meadow" is on your mental list. This will eventually lead us to the right people and bring this story (which was meant to be written) to the world.

You can contact me at the comment box or use my personal details at the foot of this page.


The Meadow novel

A story of undying love over thousands of years through many different lives

A novel written with a message for the modern world.

It's time to start realizing that there is more to life than what our five physical senses relay to us.

Release your conditioned mind and understand that life is eternal, whether it be in the mind, the soul or the body.

Life goes on regardless, and we follow it every step of the way.

Apples, a Blind Horse, and A Leg. Ouch!!

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This story illustrates how life can be truly eternal when love carries two souls through many lives

Past lives or reincarnation can either be a buzz word or one that upsets those of a religious belief that contradicts their philosophy. From a logical point of view, it is the opinion of both authors that all lessons can not be learnt in just one earthly life time. "The Meadow" and its storyline is based around this concept. I hope to see this feed search improve each time a new group is found until I see "The Meadow" being illustrated each time.
The Joys of the Animal Kingdom
I love most things about my life, these days, a statement which I could ‘nt have honestly made in the past. And that, I believe, is what life should be like and why I wouldn't take back one step it took to get here since I know it's ...Published by G.P. on Fri, 15 Aug 2008 04:58:00 -0700 Blog : Url : (Ranked #5)
[fic] Time
Bella is standing on our porch, looking out over the meadow. Her thoughts are slightly anxious, but peaceful and happy overall. Her presence calms me, ironically. I know she hasn't noticed me standing behind her yet, but I also know I ...Published by elisabeth_l on Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:26:47 -0700 Blog : Url : (Ranked # 8)
Porlolo - Meadows
For days on end the refrain "Animals Should Live Forever" has haunted me with its sadness for the loss of the innocent lives of animals. I find myself lost in reverie... daydreaming in the sunlight. To learn more about one of my favorite ...Published by Twist and Shout on Thu, 14 Aug 2008 12:38:00 -0700 Blog : Url : (Ranked #3)
peninsula meditations: door county
The trail winds through varying landscapes-woods, meadows, tall grasses, and features interpretive signage along the way. I kept mosquitoes at bay by maintaining a brisk pace, stopping only to skim the signs and snap a few photos. ...Published by dharmagirl on Thu, 14 Aug 2008 06:19:00 -0700 Blog : Url : (Ranked #6)
Conquest of Mythodea - or Extreme Babysitting
They were located on the other side of our huge meadow, approx. a 5-minute walk away (the camps had been set up in the corners of the meadow, the center had been kept empty for the battles). It was late at night, probably 3 or 4 am A ...Published by alexielsheaven on Thu, 14 Aug 2008 05:02:07 -0700 Blog : Url : (Ranked #3)

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The Phoenix rising from the ashes combined with an outline of a female's head

In 1986 I was under a great deal of stress. My mother was dying of cancer and I was undergoing horrendous business relationships with my equal partner.

My mother died, coinciding with my decision to go it alone and break the partnership and form a new business.


I commemorated this by designing this emblem/logo in memory of my late mother and in recognition of a new start in business.


It has remained with me ever since and has accompanied many articles that I have written, as well as being the company logo that accompanied all business administration.



This is the avatar of my co-author, Elfreda Pretorius

A little girl picking up a baby sparrow

"Sparrow in my hand" is the personal Avatar of my writing partner, Elfreda.


Drawn by her son, it commemorates a turning point in her life when that same son, at the age of seven, overcame life threatening injuries sustained in an accident.


This is his vision of his mother as a little girl, wondering how to save a baby sparrow that fell from its nest - the same way she wondered how to help him survive all those years ago.


"Sparrow in my hand" is the book of his healing they intend to write in the near future.


Check out all "The Meadow" lenses and blogs

"The Meadow" has its own home page where you can read all about this s


"The Meadow" is ready to be shared with the world.


However, before that can happen, there are certain factors which need addressing.


The main issue here is to get the story out there and attract people by showing snippets and characters in the book.


Here goes my lists of articles from The Meadow Home Page for you to follow regarding a great love story that spans over thousands of years.


I hope you can get something from all of them.



The Meadow Blog Home page




Follow my blogs in the promotion of "The Meadow". The links will lead you to my Squidoo page where all my blogs are posted.

The Internet is the only way forward

Gone are the days when a publisher is likely to read your submissions. If you are a new author your stands very little chance of being looked at. Only the successful present authors and the rich and famous and high profile politicians and sports people have this privilege. So here goes my lists of articles for you to follow regarding a great love story that spans over thousands of years. I hope you can get something from all of them and then, one day, come back and ask me where you can find the book.
Go to Harry Potter
The Meadow seeks to take over from Harry Potter
Comment and interview with William P. Young, author of The Shack, #1 The Times best seller
See my communication with the author of The Shack.
Welcome to The Meadow lens and home page
An introduction to "The Meadow"
An introduction to a series of blog articles about The Meadow
My home blog page and first entry
What constitutes a good work of published fiction?
This article discusses good fictional writing.
Promoting "The Meadow" - a 600-page novel co-authored and took two and a half years to write.
Describing how "The Meadow" came to be written.
How life "ticks"


Follow my other links

These are from various sites and different people

This is all about viral marketing and how to draw people to you. All my communication will be detailed in the form of links whereby the loop becomes complete.
Elfreda, my writing partner's own website
Here you will find all you need to know about life skills.
My Website for people to post their own material
See in more detail how "The Meadow" has developed.
Writer,Author,Publishing Club
Gary Eby's group in Squidoo.
Another place to post your blogs.
See another showpiece for "The Meadow".
The Bookglutton Club
Join me at this readers' club.


Contact me

I'm easily reached

If you are an agent, a publisher or simply someone who is interested in seeing "The Meadow" become a published article, then you can contact me as follows:-
No. 8 High Throston,
TS26 0LJ
Telephone: +(0044) 1429 279814
Fax: +(0044) 1429 231255




"The Meadow" is an epic love story unlike anything told before. The storyline threads an earthly path through four life times, from ancient Mexica to contemporary Pakistan, and affords the reader glimpses of a place known as "The Meadow" - an inter-life waterhole where souls rest between lives.


This is a story about life and all its complexities. It is about the eternal love of two characters that seem destined to be together but who repeatedly fail to bond due to a nemesis that tracks them from life to life, tearing them apart.


The stage of "The Meadow" includes hate and retribution, international espionage and political deceit, interspersed with the brilliance of an autistic savant, offspring of the female protagonist, who tries to solve the secret and mystery of the eagle in order to save his mother.


The frustrated lovers thus have only one option - to unite in the Meadow - a place they forget all about each time they incarnate into a new life.


This site is dedicated to "The Meadow", a book of more than 600 pages and has yet to be published, but it is also devoted to sharing information about life beyond the trapdoor of death, inviting the reader to question everything, from dogmatic beliefs to the establishment.


There are many related articles here and we hope that there will be something for everyone. We hope to encourage communication and discussion between likeminded individuals willing to share their experiences to further our common goals of advancement into the future whilst learning from each other.

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Elfreda's first book overshadows "The Secret"

and is hailed as the new

"Celestine Prophecy".

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Photo of Elfreda's book cover