Fact or Fiction? The Legend of the Squonk – by Hercules Invictus


When my wife Athena and I first moved to Pennsylvania in late 2003, one of our earliest projects was to research the folklore creatures and paranormal entities that were rumored to haunt our new home state. As students of folklore, urban legends and living myths, it behooved us to be armed with whatever scant knowledge we could gather before seeking out, or even having chance encounters with anything anomalous. Our run-ins with the looming shades of New Jersey taught us some valuable lessons regarding the virtues of being prepared and remaining forever vigilant.
One of the first native ‘uniques’ we found reference to was the Squonk, an elusive weeping entity that haunted the once-proud hemlock forests of northern Pennsylvania during the heyday of the region’s logging industry.

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A Walk Through Time: Re-visiting Mythic Atlantis – by Hercules Invictus


Our Unarius Study Group, Star Center Atlantis, focuses on exploring the Unariun Atlantis Cycle, as revealed through the texts of the Unarius Academy of Science. It also serves as an introduction to core Unariun concepts, foundational Unariun works, and key Unariun practices. The Study Group is a comprehensive instructional, interactive and immersive experience which utilizes a variety of modalities to impart information. It is truly a walk through time to a bygone age of many splendors.

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A Moment In Time – Review by Hercules Invictus


A Moment in Time, by George L. Helmer, is a wonderful journey through the remarkable life of Steve Reeves. George was Steve’s close friend and business partner, with access to Steve’s records and momentos. He is very generous in sharing details, making this a rich and lavishly illustrated biography.

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An Olympian Blessing – by Hercules Invictus


I call upon Heaven
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and the benevolent Powers
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that shaped us in the dawn of time
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and guide us still
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to bless this place, its people,
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and all that they hold dear.
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May all be blessed
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with optimal wellness,
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with abundance and prosperity,
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with love and peace,
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with joy and fulfillment!

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Determined to Establish Olympus on Earth: Part III of Gilbert Gallo’s Epic Interview – by Hercules Invictus


Guest Starring co-author Charles White, Special Appearance by Aaron T. Huss
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The Erymanthian Boar is indeed delicious! Gilbert and Aaron are a great hit with the crowd on Mount Olympus. Aaron informs us that he must leave to fulfill one of his many creative, visionary and decision-making responsibilities. It turns out that Gilbert also has other commitments. Aaron fades from view, and I seize the opportunity to ask Gilbert a few more questions whilst his chariot is being prepared.

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Learning from Yesterday’s Legends – by Hercules Invictus


In esoteric lore it is said that in the days of Atlantis, the Goddess Liberty herself erected a vast Temple complex honoring the Sun and the Twelve Solar Hierarchies on and around what is now the Greater New York City Area. The Central Altar was in New York Harbor, where the Statue of Liberty now stands. Though there were several such complexes on our globe throughout our history, including in South America, the one past the Western Gate of Atlantis was our planet’s primary focal point for Gaia.

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Masks of Elemental Air – by Hercules Invictus


Although the Hellenic influences of my childhood were not in the forefront of my training and education as a deep-trance medium for ‘the Work’, which was focused primarily on the here and now, my affinity for the Xotika: Devas, Nature Spirits and Elementals, was highly valued and I was soon considered an expert on such matters by those in our circle.

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A Tribute to Steve Reeves – by Hercules Invictus


Steve Reeves entered our world on January 21, 1926 and left it on May 1, 2000. During his 74 years on our planet he lived a remarkable life and inspired many people, including myself, to live a fuller, healthier life and to actualize our potential as human beings.

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The I AM Activity – by Hercules Invictus


My childhood was saturated with Greek Mythology, Greek culture, Greek history, Greek language, Greek philosophy, Greek literature, and Greek religious thought – thanks to eight years of private Greek schooling. I grew up in a Greek household, learned to speak Greek before I ever spoke a word of English, and absorbed Greek customs, superstitions and ways of viewing the world. The Sword & Sandal films were popular during my early childhood and served to further reinforce my Greekness. I also learned that being Greek is a full-time job, that we are the descendants of gods and heroes, and that it is our personal responsibility to Hellenize the non-Greek world.

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For the Love of the Gods – by Hercules Invictus


As both a Theosophist and a Theurgist I greatly enjoyed For the Love of the Gods by Brandy Williams. It is an excellent introduction to, and synthesis of, the ancient art of embodying and expressing divinity in our daily lives and through our everyday actions.

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Olympian Space Opera, Sci-Fi and Superheroics – by Hercules Invictus


No effort was wasted, no time proved ill-spent. Would that this were so for all my endeavors! My Quest to re-make my Mythic Adventure multiverse into a greater vehicle for interactive storytelling is proceeding smoothly. Every Role Playing Game (RPG) product I’ve explored thus far has provided me with something of potential value.

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Re-Creating the Mythic Multiverse – by Hercules Invictus


Last issue (December 2016), in my article A Bridge to Mount Olympus, I shared my love of, and experience with, running Greek Mythology themed Role Playing Games (RPGs). This particular journey began during the early dawn of the hobby in the mid-1970s and continues to this day.

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