ME Brines Books & Pamphlets

A long-time student of the occult and committed Christian (sort of like Professor Van Helsing but without the advanced degree,) he is a member of the British Society for Psychical Research and the author of more than two dozen books, e-books, chapbooks and pamphlets on esoteric subjects. His work has also appeared in Challenge magazine, The Traveller Chronicle, Midnight Times, The Outer Darkness, Tales of the Talisman, and The Willows .


E-books are available from Smashwords as Kindle, EPUB, PDF, Palm Docs and other formats and from Barnes & Noble and Amazon for Nook and Kindle.


Alien Hybrids in Ancient Times

Demon-human half-breeds in the Bible and their plan for YOUR future. How do science-fiction movies, Childhood’s End, Atlantis, Noah’s Flood, the Epic of Gilgamesh, esoteric Nazism, and the (New Age) Secret Doctrine and the Book of Thessalonians demonstrate the timing of the Apocalypse? What do Merlin, Mohammed, Joseph Smith and Arthur C. Clarke have to do with it? Why do aliens abduct and rape human women? Is it really because of the lost fertility of an extraterrestrial race? Protect yourself from the deception of the millennium! A must-read for Christians, occultists and UFO enthusiasts alike. Available as an e-book from Smashwords.


Babylonian and Egyptian Astrology

Explains the origin of astrology, explains the basic principles and provides an illustrated list of the planets, their influences and the alchemical metal associated with them. Discusses transits, what they are and how they are used with quadrants and progressions to calculate horoscopes. Traces the melding of Vedic and Babylonian of astrology by the 3rd century BC Alexandrian Greeks and the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Tirsmegistus. How does astrology influence modern American politics? Available only as an e-bbok from Smashwords or Amazon.


Black Magic / White Magic – what’s the difference?

Compares & contrasts magic use from Wiccan, Satanist, Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hermetic and other occult points of view. Does white magic exist? Also available on Smashword as an e-book.



Explains the influence of blood on modern history, warfare, religion, secret societies, government and popular culture. Ties together (among other things) secret societies, the Federal Reserve, vampires, Goths, Mormon Church practices, the decline of modern Christian Church attendance, sausage, synagogues, Dungeons & Dragons, Harry Potter, Nazis, the Holocaust, the Roswell incident and the Bush family. Really weird. Also available as an e-book from Smashwords.


Death by Chocolate

Complete killer brownie recipe from Becky’s Bakery in Mesa, Arizona with 6 variations plus recipe for no cook chocolate fudge with 7 variations that can also be used as a brownie frosting. Includes the most dangerous recipe in the world: a 5-miniute-microwave recipe for chocolate cake with 5 variations. (It’s so dangerous because now you’re only five minutes away from chocolate cake!) Includes bonus recipe for 5-minute chicken and dumplings with four variations, for a total of 26 recipes, yum! Available only as an e-bbok from Smashwords or Amazon.


Falun Gong: The Force is with us

A concise chapbook on the origin, beliefs and possible destiny of the fastest-growing religion in the world: a variation of the Jedi religion in Star Wars. Why do they fear extraterrestrials? What does it have in common with esoteric Nazism? Is it a danger to the Chinese Government? Or even the entire world? Includes extensive references. Also available as an e-book from Smashwords.


Gothic Runes

Describes the three aettir of futhark runes, how they were used for divination and their occult meaning. What are merkstave and bindrunes? What esoteric purposes did the Nazis employ runes? Is there a link between the modern peace symbol and the decline of Christianity in Western culture? Fully illustrated. Available as an e-book from Smashwords.


How to Tell a Lie

A short, provocative work examining the ways we look at life. Using logic and offbeat humor, the author challenges the reader to examine pre-suppositions and provides techniques for telling the difference between truths and lies. A strange mix of humor and philosophy. Also available as an e-book from Smashwords.


Of Myth and Magic

A comparison of religion, philosophy and magick throughout history. Are all religions basically the same? What are the similarities between the New Age, Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, Mormonism and the Jehovah’s Witnesses? What do paganism and Gnostic Christianity have in common? Is secular humanism really superior to “mere religion” or just another means to the same end? Is there any truly original supernatural philosophy? What sets it apart from current religious practice? Is there a fourth way to Truth and contentment? Also available as an e-book from Smashwords.


Protect Yourself from Mind Control

Complete instructions for the proper construction and wear of the protective tin foil hat, including materials, the best brands and types of foils, a size chart, proper construction, safety considerations, even fashion tips! A must-have for any conspiratorial theorist, and absolutely hilarious if you’re not. Originally published as a hard-copy pamphlet-sized chapbook. Also available as an e-book from Smashwords.


Science & Magick: Are they Compatible?

Is the scientific method compatible with Wicca and other magickal traditions? Is science really incompatible with religion? Find out for yourself!! Also available from Smashwords as an e-book.


Self-Defense Against Alien Abduction

The possibility of being abducted by aliens is a credible threat. According to a 1991 poll, aliens have abducted nearly four million Americans (about 2% of the population.) Another study in 1994 at Rutgers University by doctors Westrum and Goertzel determined as many as 8.7 million people may have been abducted. Your odds of joining this group are better than one in fifty -- Don’t be a victim!  This concise chapbook summarizes eight primary resistance techniques proven successful. Includes extensive footnotes and references. Very thought provoking. Also available as an e-book from Smashwords.


The Knights Templar – Medieval Cult or Modern Nemesis?

History of this famous group and the organizations that claim descent from them. Were they really destroyed in the fourteenth century or do they survive and even prosper to this day? Who are their descendants? Are there ties to the Nazis and the Mormon Church? A must-read for anyone interested in conspiracies or the occult. Also available as an e-book from Smashwords.


The Truth about Conspiracy Theories

Are Conspiracy Theories intrinsically absurd? Why do some people believe in them while others just laugh at the very idea? A must-read for every conspiracy theorist and scary as hell if you aren’t. Also available from Smashwords as an e-book.


The Bible – Dead Letter or a Message from Your Creator

Is the Bible really a message from God? Is there a scientific method of verification? If there were, wouldn’t YOU want to know? Extensive references. Available from Smashwords as an e-book download.


Vril: A Force to Reckon With

A short, provocative work examining the concept of The Force as presented in George Lucas’ Star Wars movies as it is incorporated in Theosophy, occultism and esoteric Nazism. Extensive references. Very bizarre. A must-have for any conspiracy theorist’s library. Also available as an e-book from Smashwords.


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Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

Explains tragedy from a spiritual standpoint and how we should respond. Considers the question in depth, addressing the standard atheist challenge: why would a just and loving God permit… <fill in your favorite atrocity here>. Examines the Prosperity Gospel – Name it and claim it! Is suffering due to our failure to live up to God’s requirements? Is it a test of our faith? Does God protect the righteous from all harm? Is adversity proof of our spiritual inadequacy? Does Karma play a role? How does the omnipotence of God relate to cosmic justice? Are we merely puppets of our genes and cultural conditioning, predestined to Heaven or Hell by an omnipotent Creator? Is God unjust to punish finite sins with an infinite sentence to Hell? What is the purpose of Hell? (And it’s not what you think.) What does sin have to do with Free Will? What’s the Bible truth about Free Will? How does it relate to suffering? How do Islam, the Butterfly Effect, and the Wiccan Threefold Law of Return relate to the topic? Discover the Truth for yourself! Available only from Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Amazon as an e-book.


Spiritual Embezzlement Made Easy (or How NOT to Run a Church)

The Christian church in America today is ineffective at transforming society. Most of our youth drop out after graduation and the average age of churchgoers keeps rising every year. Meanwhile its influence on society has declined almost to the point of vanishing. After 400 years America is no longer a “Christian” nation. In a nation founded by Christians and originally settled for the very purpose of religious liberty our religious liberties are constantly under attack by the now secular majority. Spiritual Embezzlement Made Easy examines the causes of the decline of the Church in modern America today and proposes solutions.

The author has served the church in every capacity a layman is allowed: teacher, Sunday School superintendent, janitor, youth group leader, as a deacon and on the church governing board. He’s taught Sunday School, vacation Bible schools (including one on the Navajo Indian reservation), AWANA, been a summer camp counselor, done home visitation, door-to-door cold calling to present the Gospel, participated in Christmas pageants and small groups, and organized, cooked for and cleaned up after banquets and dinners and breakfasts of all sorts in Christian and Missionary Alliance churches as well as Evangelical Free, Community, Methodist, Presbyterian and several varieties of Baptist churches. I don’t think anybody could be more knowledgeable about what goes on inside of churches in America from a layman’s point of view.

Is the Church today doomed to cultural irrelevance? Can it be saved? Find out in Spiritual Embezzlement Made Easy. Written in a humorous and irreverent manner, it displays our church traditions and administrative practices in a manner where readers can see the Emperor has no clothes and what needs to be done to get him dressed again. Available on Smashwords as an e-book.


Revolutionary Discipleship

The author lays out the problems of the Christian church in America today - declining attendance, spiritual apathy and cultural irrelevance - and demonstrates they are directly related to the lack of discipleship training provided by the church and expected of the average Christian. But how would Jesus recruit, educate and train disciples? Wouldn’t it be great if there were a book on how to do that? Wouldn’t that be the perfect way to model our lives? Wouldn’t that be the perfect mission to organize a local congregation around? Isn’t that what Christian churches are supposed to do? Currently there are dozens of books available on discipleship by all sorts of authors who come at the subject from every different perspective. But if we really want to know Jesus’ ideas on the subject, why not examine the “books” written by the disciples that Jesus personally trained? Available only from Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Amazon as an e-book.


What Darwinians Don’t Want You to Know

The truth about the Intelligent Design Theory. Does Secular Humanism require more faith than most religions? Available from Smashwords as an e-book download.



The Fist of God paranormal World War II adventure

It’s 1940 and the fires of war have set Europe ablaze, but America remains blissfully neutral. To please his parents, skeptical Stuart Mackenzie studies to become a reverend. He has about as much concern for the outcome of the war as he does for South American sports scores. But his idealistic brother, a former bootlegger with ties to the Purple Gang, volunteers for the Royal Air Force. And when his hurricane is shot down, Stuart abandons his studies to seek bloodthirsty revenge.

The Fist of God follows Stuart’s adventures through secret agent training at a remote manor in Scotland, sabotage missions in Occupied France, to the final mission at the Wewelsburg, a medieval fortress the SS had turned into an occult research center. Can a confirmed skeptic defeat a coven of Nazi sorcerers on their home ground? What chance will the mundane weapons of the Allied powers have against ancient magic and an artifact said to have slain the very Son of God? Available on Amazon and Smashwords.


The Four Horsemen – heroic fantasy novel

Could killing the Four Horsemen avert the Apocalypse? Ishmael is a cynical mercenary captain down on his luck and looking for some quick gold. Commissioned by a mysterious individual to assemble a team of adventurers to recover a fallen star, difficulties mount and supernatural obstacles are thrown into their path and they discover that they’ve become pawns in a struggle between the gods of their world and the Creator of the Universe.

Along with Joshua, a former gardener-turned-prophet, and Timothy, a so-called “wizard” who turns out to only know one spell, Ishmael sets out on a relatively simple expedition to recover the Moonstone, a remnant of a fallen meteorite, for what appears to be an exorbitant payment. But things are never as they seem. Their short “camping trip” turns into a months-long ordeal after they get involved with a runaway barbarian princess. They encounter supernatural resistance and discover a wicked and rebellious spirit lord is plotting to destroy the world and enthrone himself as god of the universe by unleashing the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Their quest expands from recovery of a simple artifact into a last-ditch attempt to defeat the horsemen and stave off the end of the world.

Will Joshua fulfill his destiny? Will Ishmael ever find redemption? Will the princess find true love? Find out in The Four Horsemen! Available only from Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Amazon as an e-book.

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The Queen’s Martian Rifles –Steampunk adventure

Does the secret to the origin of Mankind lie within the Great Pyramid of Mars?

In this alternate steampunk adventure, the technical genius, Nicola Tesla, invented an anti-gravity coil that made steam-powered spaceships possible in the last decades of the 19th century. By 1899 the British Empire not only covers much of Africa, North America, Asia and the Pacific but also includes a moon base and a protectorate with the French over the backward civilization native to the planet Mars. But that empire, and those of the other western colonial powers have powerful extraterrestrial enemies no one even suspects exist – enemies that have renewed an age-old secret war against Humanity using all the supernatural powers at their command.

The cast of characters is sprinkled with historical personalities such as Aleister Crowley, the famous occultist history remembers as “the wickedest man who ever lived,” and Viscount Sir James Bryce, British statesman, author, world traveler and mountaineer who claimed to have discovered Noah’s Ark on a mountain in eastern Turkey.

His granddaughter, Lady Rebecca Bryce, is a militant suffragette and unorthodox scholar of antiquities determined to search the Martian pyramids of Cydonia for evidence of her theories on the extraterrestrial origin of human civilization. An educated and intelligent woman in a world that relegates females to insipid garden parties, she yearns to “set the male dominated science of archeology on its head.” She doesn’t believe she needs a man to fulfill her. But will she discover on Mars what she really needs?

Recent college graduate David Mclaughlin wants to make a real difference in the world, not just “host tea parties for old ladies.” So he abandons his parents’ plans for him to become a clergyman and seeks adventure as an officer in the Queen’s Martian Rifle regiment. But snubbed and scorned by his “betters,” can David persevere and save the Earth from destruction?

We also meet little Din, David’s personal servant and a member of the Martian Untouchable caste. His clan has patiently suffered in slavery awaiting a promised savior. But after more than three millennia, has God forgotten them? Can Aleister bring down Western Civilization? Who are the Ascended Masters? What really happened to Atlantis? The answers lie within The Queen’s Martian Rifles! Available only as a download from Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Independent review of The Queen's Martian Rifles



Maitre d’ to the Damned Contemporary paranormal suspense

It’s said that a friend is someone who will help you move your furniture, but a true friend is someone you can rely on to help dispose of a body. But who do you call when you have to dispose of a whole gang?
In the dark urban underbelly of Phoenix, Arizona, a world of pimps and pushers lit only by garish neon, a bankrupt barkeep seeking to reopen his tavern runs afoul of a gothic gang led by a pair of urban vampires. Thirsting for a quick solution to his problems, Ed puts his friends and marriage to the test after “selling his soul” for a second chance and then discovers he’s been swindled. Betrayed, the only way out is deeper still, and Ed, his cancer-survivor wife and drinking buddies are forced to take on a gang of Gothic gangsters and a corrupt pharmaceutical company, but those are just the beginning of his troubles. Can a faithless skeptic triumph in a spiritual war against supernatural foes? Available from Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Amazon as an e-book.


The Donuts of Doom – Whimsical steampunk fantasy novel

In a world where pastry is a controlled substance and a layer cake is considered a weapon of mass destruction, one lone figure stands ready, rolling pin in hand, to strike a blow for frosting and freedom.

Prin is an orphaned dwarf raised by humans. He flees a HealthWatch raid on his parents’ bakery that leaves his stepfather dead and his stepmother sentenced to the treadmill. Accompanied by a disreputable “wizard” with dubious powers, a gnome with an anger management problem and the village idiot and his loyal and incontinent dog, Prin begins a whimsical journey through a steampunk world of airship pirates, steam cannon, traction trains, clockwork horses, amorous windup robots, vast herds of porcuswine, cannibalistic munchkins, dwarf armies, stoned elves, people who hate clowns, and a fat man on a bicycle.

Through battles, plots and counter-plots, a hint of sorcery, and numerous pastries, can a young baker with a shadowy past discover the recipe to overturn mad Doctor Travaculus and give people back their just desserts? Find out in The Donuts of Doom!

The Donuts of Doom is in the same category as much of the writing of Terry Pratchett and James P. Blaylock. It deals with serious issues in a humorous and whimsical manner. And did I mention recipes? Recipes for all the cookies, biscuits, hotcakes, pies and donuts mentioned in the book are provided in an appendix. The Donuts of Doom is available only as an e-book download from Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

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