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Doctor Who, Alchemist Gift, Time Travel

How is Alchemist Gift like Doctor Who?

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Doctor Who Tardis

Doctor Who’s Tardis

alchemist cabinet

Rene Hermes’ Alchemist Cabinet

Both stories take us on a time travel journey. Doctor Who travels through time in his spaceship called the Tardis. In Alchemist Gift our characters pass through the Alchemist Cabinet and back in time.  While Doctor Who travels anywhere in time either in the past or the future, Alchemist Gift travels back to the Renaissance of the late 1400s and early 1500s, where as in Doctor Who there is no lack of upheavals for the people of the era. Residents of Alchemist Gift’s Renaissance struggle with taxes caused by the wars between royalty of the Reformation and royalty representing the Catholic Church. There is the specter of the black plague, accusations of witchcraft, and troops of soldiers gone awry stealing children and selling them into slavery to make money while the Duke is away fighting the Reformation wars.

 

 

wwitch burning Alchemist Gift

Witch Burning Alchemist Gift

Doctor Who’s enemies are of an extraterrestrial nature whereas the villains of Alchemist Gift come from right here on earth. However, there are similar themes like witchcraft. In “The Skakespeare Code” Doctor Who battles what appear to be witches to the citizens of the time but are an alien race who had been imprisoned centuries before for their diabolical attempts to take control of worlds. Alchemist Gift starts with the witch burning of women. One was accused of witchcraft for causing a neighbor’s cows to produce sour milk and another of casting a love spell on Lucius Conino making him unfaithful to his wife, a cowardly way of getting out of the crime of adultery. The cow accusation was an attempt to steal a widow’s good land. Whereas the Doctor saves the day by using his wiles to reverse the portal that was releasing the witches, in Alchemist Gift the witches are saved by a miraculous occurrance precipitated by the magical tree that supplied the wood for the burning. Read more

Alchemist Gift Online Ebook’s Strong Women Reveal Feminist Philosophy

The Strong Women of Alchemist Gift online ebook

Alchemist Gift Ebook is populated by many Strong Women

Alchemist Gift, the online ebook, is populated by many resilience and strong women. None of them is “strong for a woman” they are strong human beings who have learned how to deal with what life has given them. When Mark Giglio was doing my research, he couldn’t believe how the attitudes and the second class treatment of over half the human race hadn’t changed much over the last five hundred years. Some sad countries still put women on trial for witchcraft.

Readers experience the trials, tribulations and loves of these women of the late 1400s and early 1500s in the historical time of the Roman Catholic Church and the Reformation, the specter of the plague, miracles and magic.

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Mark Giglio, Author & Artist

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Alchemist Gift online eBook Cover

 

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Reviewers say:

 

“a style reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magical realism”
-Red City Review, www.redcityreview.com

“Alchemist Gift is a thought-provoking journey through time.”
-Red City Review, www.redcityreview.com

“WOW! This story creates characters that you really grow to love and respect.”
-Amanda Craven, Editor

“With worlds you can see as if you were watching a movie, and characters that are so
dynamic they could be your next door neighbor, this book transports you through time
and space to a magical place.”
-Amanda Craven, Editor

“The author has done his homework on the Renaissance period of the late 1400s, early 1500s. He captures the politics, culture and religion of the times through five love stories.”
-Mary Ellen Wilson, Editor

“Read this thoughtful and earthy story with its many intricately woven subplots that
culminate in a satisfying ending, but you’ll still wish for more…5 stars!”
-Regina Brunton

 

A Brief Synopsis from the author, Mark Giglio

Alchemist Gift Synopsis from pasquali on Vimeo.

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Francisco X. Alarcón’s

Borderless Butterflies – Mariposas sin fronteras

 

Francisco X. Alarcón’s new book of poetry rings with all the voices of the land and her people – voices which echo out across borders and between worlds.

 

Letters to Congress

For every donation received from now until the end of the campaign, Poetic Matrix Press will send a postcard/letter to a US lawmaker on behalf of the donor, expressing support for refugee children and a demand for their humane treatment and acceptance.

We believe poets are not only artists, but important voices in the debates and politics of the world. BORDERLESS BUTTERFLIES / MARIPOSAS SIN FRONTERAS is a beautiful work of art, but the poet and the press also have a commitment to building a more humane world.

Now is a chance to let us amplify your voice. Donations which include an address will have a postcard sent to the representative from that district. Those without addresses will be sent to the President and Congressional leadership. Additional donations will be sent to senators of border states and then beyond. If we build enough momentum, we may also telephone the representatives on your behalf. Stay involved!

Please, donate now, and support a wonderful book of poetry, while we will help spread our joint message of acceptance, humanity, and a world without borders.

SAGUAROSen Mesa, Arizona
los saguaros apuntandoal cielo del desierto
le dicen a todos:“abran los brazos,
extiendan las manos;no se vuelvan duros
puños sin corazón”8 de noviembre de 2011
SAGUAROSin Mesa, Arizona
saguaros pointingto the desert sky
tell all around:“open your arms,
extend your handsdon’t become some
hard heartless fists”

November 8, 2011

A Poet Without Borders

 

Borderless ButterfliesThe current crisis of unaccompanied child refugees from Central America is part of a familiar history – the continual unwillingness of people of the Americas to stay within and behind the borders drawn between them. The upcoming title from Poetic Matrix Press, Borderless Butterflies / Mariposas sin fronteras, is a book of poems for the earth and the people, crafted by a poet at the peak of his power. It speaks to the porousness of our boundaries, and the futility of all attempts to separate people and regions so intimately intertwined.

Francisco X. Alarcón is a man who, like the monarch butterfly he eulogizes, lives in and migrates between many worlds. From Los Angeles to Guadalajara, from the Mission barrio in San Francisco to Stanford and UC Davis, Francisco has lived fully immersed in the diverse cultural landscape of California and Mexico. Part of a small but remarkable group of gay Chicano poets, his language is lean and brief; his poems puncture the skin and pierce the heart.

This is a work of rare beauty and intelligence. Through tierra, fuego, agua, and aire Francisco takes us on a journey into our own psyche and through the concerns of our world – immigration and identity, the fragility and strength of our natural environment, the many faces of love, and the politics of a world in great need of illumination. Through everything he gives voice to our own unspoken feelings, and does so with delicate yet powerful language. These poems are a constant source of wisdom and grace.

A Campaign of Many Voices

Why is an award-winning poet with a Stanford MA and unimpeachable credentials publishing with a small press, and using IndieGoGo to fund production? While many publishing houses would happily produce his new manuscript, Francisco chose Poetic Matrix Press – a small, independent press with roots in the Sierra Nevada and the Central Valley. We have always published books that reflect the diverse voices of California and beyond, and which help bring the full richness of life into focus. The advent of crowdfunding platforms has allowed us to go a step further – we can directly address the people of our community and society to help spread their voices through our books.

 

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