Ordog, Ahriman and the mythological world of Divine Murder

In Divine Murder, “Ordog apparently realized it missed these easy human targets and they weren’t crushed dead under its foot. It spied them running toward a door in the near wall. But before the beast struck again, Ahriman sprinted from the computer area and leaped on the monster’s ankle. ”

The characters of Ordog and Ahriman originally came from myths of two different cultures. Both characterize evil in the world and are very similar to the Christian Satan.

Ordog controls the dark and evil forces of the mythological world in Hungarian folklore. He shifts shapes to meet his long-term goal of collecting as many souls as he can. Wikipedia describes Ordog as a “humanoid with the upper torso of a human male and the lower portions of a goat. He is pitch black with cloven hooves, ram-like horns and a long tale. He carries a pitchfork.” Ordog often shifts into the shape of a fox, a flame or a shepherd when coming into the human world to trick souls.

Ahriman brings chaos, death and disease into the world according to Persian mythology. He was the god of evil and darkness in Persia and the ancient religion Zoroastrianism. Ahriman pushes the negative emotions including anger, greed and envy. Demons followed him and did his bidding. Ahriman desired the destruction of humans through their own harmful emotions.

 

Divine Murder: A theological science fiction/fantasy

Divine Murder: A theological science fiction/fantasy

Divine Murder: A theological science fiction/fantasy

A theological science fiction/fantasy. Experience the most sinister plot in the history of humanity – fanatics discover how to physically murder God. A search for God by going to the opposite extreme.
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Ward Kelley’s first novel is a deliriously inventive theological thriller. It’s sassy, intelligent, charming and phantasmagorical. – Tony Grist, New Hope International

Divine Murder is a fascinating look into humanity’s relationship with God and its own destiny. – Elizabeth Burton, The Blue Iris Journal

Ward Kelley’s Divine Murder is a playground for temptation and a test of moral cues. – Janet I. Buck, author of Calamity’s Quilt

One of the most interesting books I’ve read in a long time. Like all great epics, it deserves the big screen. – David M. Jackson, Artvilla

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Genres: Science Fiction, theological, Thriller
Tag: Recommended Books
Publisher: Ward Kelley
Publication Year: 2010
Format: Kindle
Length: 390
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Movie People Where Are You This adventure is a descent into the bowels of the earth. Philosophy meets adventure. One of the most interesting books I've read in a long time. Like all great epics it deserves the big screen. The words great literature comes to mind. Before that scares you off, I'll use some other words, great story, wonderful adventure. This book has everything you'd expect to pop up if you were on your way to meeting God while still alive. Beautiful and sexy spirits and demons who bring joy, horror and a great chase, all with the trappings of fine writing. Movie people where are you? Why do we have to wait so long for the great ones to be noticed?
– David M. Jackson
5.0 out of 5 starsMove Over Tolkien: A Review of Kelley's Divine Murder Ward Kelley's Divine Murder is an odyssey on a par with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. His style of examining circumstance and perpetuity and the graves we dig in terms of soul is a cross between C.S. Lewis and Dante, an engaging mix of speculation and inner truth. Kelley's poetic pen has an eroticism reminiscent of Nabokov, where scenery is more than scenery. It is a playground for temptation and a test of moral cues. Kelley opens the novel near the sea, travels through a veritable galaxy of emotion, and the reader falls in love with the complexity of both his protagonists and his villains. In Divine Murder, you will meet both the devil and the god, the beams of light and the complex shades of darkness, but they are at times indistinguishable, and rightly so. It's the reader's job to intuit and draw the line, which adds nothing but fascination to the experience of reading this book. Science fiction has never seen such a startling command of both the earthly and the imaginative.
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A Compelling, Haunting Tale from Ward Kelley DIVINE MURDER draws the reader ever deeper into a spellbinding web of mystery. It is sheer escapism yet with a disturbing plausiblility and philosophical logic underpinning each strange twist of the tale. The two central characters are well-developed, especially Zoe, who is a strong and resourceful woman, always one jump ahead of her husband in unravelling the truth behind everything that happens on her journey with him. I thoroughly recommend this compelling story concerning the divine, the diabolical and the struggles of two mortals to discover their momentous destiny.
– Sara L Russell
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Ward Kelley

Ward Kelley has seen his stories and poems appear in hundreds of journals world wide. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee whose publication credits include such journals as: Plainsongs, Karamu, Another Chicago Magazine, Strange Horizons, Spillway, GSU Review, Rattle, The Chaffin Journal, Midstream, Zuzu’s Petals, Ginger Hill, Sunstone, Pif, Whetstone, Melic Review, Thunder Sandwich, Potpourri and Skylark. The recipient of the Nassau Review Poetry Award for 2001, Kelley is also the author of “histories of souls,” a poetry collection, and he has an epic poem, “comedy incarnate” on CD and CD ROM.

Kelley holds a Masters of Creative Writing. He published two novels “Divine Murder” and “Keenly Alive, Tony.” He also published two management theory books, “Warehouse Productivity” (2005Distribution Group, New York NY), and “Zen of Warehouse Management” (2005Distribution Group, New York NY), under the name Pat Kelley.

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John Henry Holliday (1851-1887), known throughout the West as Doc Holliday ,was born in Georgia and educated as a dentist in Pennsylvania. Diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1873 and given only a half-year to live, he moved west, hoping to extend his life a few months in the dry climate. Already condemned to a slow, painful death, Holliday knew no fear in dangerous situations, and his fame grew; he teamed up with the Earp brothers during the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and many historians place the amount of men he killed in the 30s. The only fellow Georgian Holliday continued to contact after he went west was his cousin, Mattie Holliday. Shortly after Doc contracted tuberculosis and left Georgia, Mattie too left their childhood world to become a Sister of Charity, entering an Atlanta convent. No correspondence between the two has survived, but it’s safe to say she had a profound impact on Doc, in that even though he had been raised a Presbyterian, it was revealed after his death at Glenwood Springs, Colorado, that he had recently been baptized in the Catholic faith.

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John H. Holliday, D. D. S., better known as Doc Holliday, has become a legendary figure in the history of the American West. In Doc Holliday: A Family Portrait, Karen Holliday Tanner reveals the real man behind the legend. Shedding light on Holliday’s early years, in a prominent Georgia family dur... More info →
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The band Entrance Way is comprised of Jeff Stafford, Lee Dalson, Allie Cooper, Papa Boyd’O, Anastasia Shields and Ward Kelley. Their vision is to create and explore non-commercial rock platforms while drawing from the poetry of Ward Kelley. Their scope includes rock, psychedelia, folk, blues, and even a little classical. More info →
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Soul Mates, Edgar Cayce and Gnarled Bones

Soul Mates, Edgar Cayce and Gnarled Bones

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“A soulmate is an ongoing connection with another individual that the soul picks up again in various times and places over lifetimes. We are attracted to another person at a soul level not because that person is our unique complement, but because by being with that individual, we are somehow provided with an impetus to become whole ourselves.”

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Gnarled Bones is a song about a man searching for his soul mate. He carries a sadness from this – which he calls ‘gnarled bones’ – with him throughout his life, sometimes catching echoes of her from a past life with his true love. Follow this man’s journey as he searches . . . and concludes he’s a better man for the journey. Read Lyrics

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Gain insights into your life and relationships as you explore the question of soul mates through case histories from the Edgar Cayce readings, plus contemporary examples. It provides unique insights into the dynamics of soul attraction and how relationships develop over time within the framework of ...
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Gain insights into your life and relationships as you explore the question of soul mates through case histories from the Edgar Cayce readings, plus contemporary examples. It provides unique insights into the dynamics of soul attraction and how relationships develop over time within the framework of reincarnation.

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Reincarnation: Exceptional Cases of Past Life Memories

Reincarnation: Exceptional Cases of Past Life Memories

Reincarnation: Exceptional Cases of Past Life Memories

Reincarnation: Exceptional Cases of Past Life Memories

Discover Remarkable Stories of Past Life Memory!

Just another religious myth, or an actual, real phenomenon?While such esoteric concepts are near impossible to prove under controlled conditions, there does actually exist compelling evidence which suggests that we do live more than once...
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Discover Remarkable Stories of Past Life Memory!

Reincarnation: Just another religious myth, or an actual, real phenomenon?

While such esoteric concepts are near impossible to prove under controlled conditions, there does actually exist compelling evidence which suggests that we do live more than once. “Exceptional Cases of Past Life Memories” gathers bits of information from a plethora of different sources, including: scientific papers and journals, old documentaries and news articles, as well as numerous radio and TV interviews — and distills it all into a number of coherent, easy-to-read stories of past life memory.

During the course of this book, we will explore 13 cases where people remembered moments from another time, another life, another them. Whatever your beliefs may or may not be, one thing is certain: At the end of it all, the idea of many lives will appear more real than ever before.

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  • An Indian boy who claims he got shot, and whose birthmarks match the bullet wounds of his previous body.
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  • A woman whose sexual anxiety is explained through her past life memories.
  • A little Finnish girl who swears she used to be a grown man, before she was ran over by a bus.
  • A young girl from Myanmar who claims she’s actually her own grandmother.

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Book of the Dead Poem from history of souls book

Book of the Dead Poem from history of souls book

Book of the Dead

These poems do not go, you know,
through the spaces they were meant,
do not flow into the looks askance
or foliate into proper poundings . . .

they do not, do not do so, you know,
but all the while they mark and notate, notch
and draw, hoping to catch the notice of a god
while my soul can scurry unobserved to

somewhere I cannot seem to imagine.

Poet Ward Kelley’s Notes: The Egyptian Book of the Dead was a compilation of various charms and incantations meant to convince or trick the gods into allowing the soul to enter paradise. Follow Ward Kelley at Medium.com 

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Pushing, Pushing  Poem about Judy Garland

Pushing, Pushing Poem about Judy Garland

Pushing, Pushing

You were driven, you know

(why, oh why, can’t I?)

but never did locate the correct

way out, or proper note to score

the flight all the way, all the way.

Something hides, pushing, pushing,

from within your being, while your fame

and marriages and suicides

propelled you through

all our decades like a wiry wisp . . .

you knew the real impellent

generates at the core of your soul.

There, there boils the fury

of being . . . of residing on this side,

a tantrum against this shackle of body;

so it never mattered very much

if you sang out right, or married right,

or performed to expectations;

what mattered was the expression

of fury channeled into some acceptable

means to be heard or seen

around this imperfect world.

Why, oh why, oh why

can’t this vision of soul

let you go?

Why can’t you . . .

you knew all along

you couldn’t . . .

you knew none of us really could . . .

yet you were the wisp

who still yearned

out your trembling question,

why, oh why, can’t I.

This poem is from history of souls by Ward Kelley.

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You can listen free to music with lyrics that are also written by the author of this poem, Ward Kelley Artist.

Judy Garland was the assumed name of Frances Gumm (1922-1969). She made her stage debut at age three, spent several years in vaudeville, then at thirteen signed with MGM. She made many memorable movies, most famous of which was “The Wizard of Oz,” where she played a role originally intended for Shirley Temple. Garland’s personal life was usually in turmoil. The studio put her on diet pills, and before long she also needed pills to sleep and others to stay awake. By age twenty-one, she was seeing a psychiatrist regularly. She married five times, and endured several career disasters. On June 22, 1969, she was found dead on the floor of her London apartment, the coroner attributing her death to an accidental overdose of sleeping pills. Actor Ray Bolger, the scarecrow from Oz, commented, “She just plain wore out.” 

history of souls – 2nd Edition

history of souls – 2nd Edition

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Genre: Poetry
Publisher: Ward Kelley
Publication Year: 2016
Format: Kindle
Length: 212
ASIN: B01KVNG9S2
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Poetry concerning magical realism, reincarnation and metaphysics.
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Author, poet, and lyricist Ward Kelley is now offering a second version of history of souls. This book offers poetry that encompasses a number of themes:

Magical realism: Literature that looks at fables, myths, and allegory in the rational world.

Reincarnation: The philosophical and/or religious concept that the soul or spirit, after death, can begin a new life in a new body to learn new experiences and gain knowledge.

Metaphysics: A traditional branch of philosophy concerned with nature of being and the world that surrounds it.

This poetry book is divided into four parts:

Part one is called “Souls Alive” and contains poetry about famous people and/or events. There are poems about Joan of Arc, Sylvia Plath, Xerxes I ( a king of Persia), Akhenaton (a pharaoh of Egypt and husband of Nefertiti), Sandra Jones, Daniel DeFoe, Leo Tolstoy, and more…

Part two “Souls in Love”, Part three “Dead Souls”, and Part 4 “Reverse Prayer”, along with a special bonus chapter of lyrics inspired by history of souls by Ward Kelley and Don Whitaker album Gnarled Bones. Ward Kelley’s music business has grown into Wardco Studios, and the music uses many these poems as inspirations for lyrics and the music written for those lyrics. Listen free at WardKelleyArtists.com

Ward Kelley has seen his stories and poems appear in hundreds of journals worldwide. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. His full biography, awards, and publications can be found at http://ward-kelley.org/bio/ Follow Ward Kelley’s Amazon Authors page at https://www.amazon.com/Ward-Kelley/e/B01BTEJY8E, which includes his blog posts. Follow his blog at WardKelley.org

Examples Poem with interesting author notes:

Pushing, Pushing

You were driven, you know
(why, oh why, can’t I?)
but never did locate the correct
way out, or proper note to score
the flight all the way, all the way.

Something hides, pushing, pushing,
from within your being, while your fame
and marriages and suicides
propelled you through
all our decades like a wiry wisp . . .
you knew the real impellent
generates at the core of your soul.

There, there boils the fury
of being . . . of residing on this side,
a tantrum against this shackle of body;
so it never mattered very much
if you sang out right, or married right,
or performed to expectations;
what mattered was the expression
of fury channeled into some acceptable
means to be heard or seen
around this imperfect world.

Why, oh why, oh why
can’t this vision of soul
let you go?
Why can’t you . . .
you knew all along
you couldn’t . . .
you knew none of us really could . . .
yet you were the wisp
who still yearned
out your trembling question,
why, oh why, can’t I.

Judy Garland was the assumed name of Frances Gumm (1922-1969). She made her stage debut at age three, spent several years in vaudeville, then at thirteen signed with MGM. She made many memorable movies, most famous of which was “The Wizard of Oz,” in which she played the role of Dorothy, a role originally intended for Shirley Temple. Garland’s personal life was usually in turmoil. The studio put her on diet pills, and before long she also needed pills to sleep and others to stay awake. By age twenty-one, she was seeing a psychiatrist regularly. She married five times, and endured several career disasters. On June 22, 1969, she was found dead on the floor of her London apartment, the coroner attributing her death to an accidental overdose of sleeping pills. Actor Ray Bolger, the scarecrow from Oz, commented, “She just plain wore out.”

About the Author
Ward Kelley

Ward Kelley has seen his stories and poems appear in hundreds of journals world wide. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee whose publication credits include such journals as: Plainsongs, Karamu, Another Chicago Magazine, Strange Horizons, Spillway, GSU Review, Rattle, The Chaffin Journal, Midstream, Zuzu’s Petals, Ginger Hill, Sunstone, Pif, Whetstone, Melic Review, Thunder Sandwich, Potpourri and Skylark. The recipient of the Nassau Review Poetry Award for 2001, Kelley is also the author of “histories of souls,” a poetry collection, and he has an epic poem, “comedy incarnate” on CD and CD ROM.

Kelley holds a Masters of Creative Writing. He published two novels “Divine Murder” and “Keenly Alive, Tony.” He also published two management theory books, “Warehouse Productivity” (2005Distribution Group, New York NY), and “Zen of Warehouse Management” (2005Distribution Group, New York NY), under the name Pat Kelley.

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