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The Blasphemer Series Mythos: Reincarnation

Reincarnation is a beautiful belief of a soul continuing on as another body with another life. Simply a soul carrying on beyond one life after death. The Hindus call this endless cycle the Samsara Cycle. This goes hand-in-hand with karma, which lasts over many lifetimes. BBC UK described it best below:

Karma is a Sanskrit word whose literal meaning is ‘action’. It refers to the law that every action has an equal reaction either immediately or at some point in the future. Good or virtuous actions, actions in harmony with dharma, will have good reactions or responses and bad actions, actions against dharma, will have the opposite effect.

In Hinduism karma operates not only in this lifetime but across lifetimes: the results of an action might only be experienced after the present life in a new life.

Hindus believe that human beings can create good or bad consequences for their actions and might reap the rewards of action in this life, in a future human rebirth or reap the rewards of action in a heavenly or hell realm in which the self is reborn for a period of time.

This process of reincarnation is called samsara, a continuous cycle in which the soul is reborn over and over again according to the law of action and reaction. At death many Hindus believe the soul is carried by a subtle body into a new physical body which can be a human or non-human form (an animal or divine being). The goal of liberation (moksha) is to make us free from this cycle of action and reaction, and from rebirth.

— BBC/UK

When I was young and exploring religions to see what suited my personal ethics and beliefs best, I came across Hinduism. The belief of living multiple lives gave me hope and helped strengthen my personality, but for all the benefits I saw, the idea of being ‘stuck’ was frightening. The idea of reincarnation being punishment is only one way to look at this. When I began writing The Blasphemer Series: Maxwell Demon, this concept came back to mind. One of the major character, Adele, is ‘stuck’ in this cycle as punishment for the crimes she committed in her first incarnation as Lilith/Adama, the first woman. When I dwelled upon this deeper, the implications that could come from this only grew and became complicated. Would she remember? Wouldn’t Maxwell, whom never died, ever have looked for her before this last incarnation? So many questions had to be answered, and I did in the book’s pages.

I cover some of her past lives in Maxwell Demon, from that of a solider to even a young child convicted of witchcraft (inspired by a true event). I even began writing a book just about her past lives that has yet to react to a publisher. There is something realistic and saddening about how Maxwell wouldn’t always find her in the entire world or would just too late. This book isn’t just her last life, last chance, but also his to help her.

Cycles are a theme throughout the series. How things or event people come and go cycling through people’s lives as they live them.

This is one of those subjects, reincarnation, I find so interesting. I recommend you doing your own research and reading/watching others telling their stories of this and learn about the different mysterious cases of reincarnation. We can find the cases of reincarnation from all over the globe. Some notable ones are that of Barbro Karlen who claims to be Anne Frank reborn to James Leininger who believed to be a WW2 fighter pilot. One interesting detail here I’d like to add Edgar Cayce, a famed American clairvoyant believed in reincarnation and even once announced he’d be reborn in the year 2020. I’ve reviewed his book The Sleeping Prophet on the site and also here.

The knowledge of rebirth
is the turning point
in the history of mankind.

—Friedrich Nietzsche

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DELETED SCENES FROM THE BLASPHEMER SERIES: MAXWELL DEMON PART 2

Throughout the writing process, Maxwell Demon underwent many changes. I’ve shared that when I was back writing it I was just about finished and deleted the entire last chapter and part of the chapter before that one because it simply didn’t feel right. Along with this over time I have shared other things that have changed. This is part two of the two part post sharing some of these differences.

Some changes happened during professionally editing forever being lost for a great story and some never made it past the drafting phase. For readers, you may recognize names or scenes, but remember them differently or names being completely different from the version you read. Things change a lot during the writing process.

I hope you enjoy!


Deleted Scenes

In the book, the published work, there is a scene that’s dramatic of Adele being shown her past through what Maxwell had seen, but this scene was originally written earlier in the manuscript and took place in the backroom of the bar she was working and where Maxwell found her. It was so traumatic to her to be shown so much history, lives, and things that a human’s mind is not complex enough to understand it caused her nose to bleed.

Another scene that not only didn’t make it, but altered an entire character was one that involved Yeqon. He’s a manipulative character, but I couldn’t help but rewrite him as compassionate as well. A scene that got deleted was that of him battling Maxwell on the road. The final product as Kokabiel doing this, this is what felt right instead of Yeqon. Yeqon’s influence over others led, in the original scene, him glamouring other demons, not his own minions, to do things against their will.

Removed completely was Maxwell finding Adele in Hollywood, she originally had an apartment down the street from a bar she worked at. After the nosebleed and her sharing that she had felt followed with Maxwell he escorts her home so that she can gather things before they start traveling toward The Bishop’s home. Upon arriving at her apartment, Adele finds the door ajar, and her apartment is how she left it except a wooden box holding something very special to her was taken. Also upon entering,

Maxwell sees for a moment, Adele doesn’t see this, a shadowy demonic creature jumping out of the window. Adele shuts this window believing that she had forgotten it to close it before she left for work earlier in the evening.

Though I liked this scene, writing it was smooth, it began leading myself and characters into a direction plot-wise I hadn’t prepared for. I have planned on in future works that involve Adele talking about her apartment, but in this book I didn’t want it and it gave her a softer feeling that I felt was better after she had relaxed. It didn’t make sense to me to have her soft then hard after a life of running from demons that she had always felt there. I wanted her more experienced when he met her as well. Plus, I found the final product of them meeting more in balance than the scene that was originally written.

Fun Facts

Adele’s original name was Eliza.

Gabriel wasn’t originally planned to be in the series.


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Interview of a Character: Imogene from The Blasphemer Series: Harvest

The Interviewer is a mysterious figure that has contact with the characters of The Blasphemer Series and thus interviews them time to time. In this interview you will see them interacting with Imogene, a female character from book two Harvest. Imogene is a gifted Seer of the Present.

This particular interview happened before tragic events that unfolded in The Blasphemer Series. To understand better it is recommended you read The Blasphemer Series: Harvest.


The Interviewer: When you’re introduced into the book you’re struggling with withdrawals, do you wish you’d been introduced in a different way?

Imogene: It’s how the story went. I can’t change it or how I was living my life at the time. You’d try and find an escape too if you have my curse they call a gift.

The Interviewer: Can you share with us something we may not know about you?

Imogene: I liked cheesecake and coffee.

The Interviewer: Is there anything that upset you about the book?

Imogene: It seems I was almost forgotten except for Margot and Isiah. I miss him.

The Interviewer: Will we see you in future books?

Imogene: Perhaps. Not all of the stories have been told yet. It’s up to the author to discover a way to bring me back into the fold. I’m not sure how I would or my purpose. It’s not like I had much of one in the first place.

The Interviewer: Well that’s just not true. A lot of people like you. They wanted to know about you, your relationship with Isiah, and some even asked the author to do a book of just you. As a side-story type of thing.

Imogene: Interesting. It’d be interesting to see what the author would have to say about me in a side-story book. What would that even be called? A companion novel?

The Interviewer: Yes, that’s what those books would be called. So, Imogene, we know what happens near the end of the book. So is there something you wish all the readers knew that perhaps got left out of the story?

Imogene: There is something, but I’m not sure how well it would’ve done. You see the writer writes in a certain style that may leave out things. If the main character can’t witness it then sometimes it doesn’t make it in. It’s a mix of third-person narration and first-person. I’ve personally never seen a book written like it. I wish she would’ve left how I fought hard. How even when ingested I was kicking, screaming, and fighting.

The Interviewer: Do you feel you were given no justice?

Imogene: In some ways yes and in some ways no. I don’t want to really go into it. There’s nothing that can be done now.

The Interviewer: Since you’re on the other side is there any knowledge you can give us that those still living may not know?

Imogene: There’s a spy among them, but he’ll get his. He’ll flip and ultimately help them.

The Interviewer: Will you say who?

Imogene: I’m not allowed to.

The Interviewer: Is there anything you’d like to say to the remaining Seers, Briar and Dante?

Imogene: Dante’s going to be just fine. I am not allowed to say too much, but without him the world would truly fall apart. Briar is in good hands even though she doesn’t realize it, being possessed by anyone else would destroy her.

The Interviewer: Is there anything you’d like to say to readers or potential readers?

Imogene: I’m gone, I pass in this book. That’s no secret, but what many don’t know is I can now live on because of them. The author’s a bit weird, but she has done good by me by telling my story. If you read it I can live on in your memory and thoughts. I do hope you’ll read it. Please read.

The Interviewer: Is there anything you wish to say perhaps to Margot or Isiah if they read this interview?

Imogene: I am sorry Margot. I did love you and still do. You didn’t have to take me in and you did. You were a mother to me and I never appreciated you. To Isiah, I guess I’d say, I miss and love you.


Margot has gotten to read the interview and it helped her with her mourning. Isiah was too busy to read it. Read The Blasphemer Series: Harvest when it re-releases to understand all of this better.


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Interview of a Character: Maxwell from The Blasphemer Series: Maxwell Demon

The Interviewer is a mysterious figure that has contact with the characters of The Blasphemer Series and thus interviews them time to time. In this interview you will see them interacting with Maxwell, a the main male character of the book Maxwell Demon from The Blasphemer Series.

This particular interview has a history that it happened to be ‘found’ in the ‘archives’ from The Alexandrian vaults. It takes place after the first book published. No-one knows where it came from or who The Interviewer is.


The Interviewer: How do you feel about your story being chronicled for mass readers to get a hold of and read?

Maxwell: I think the story must be told. It’s an important endeavor to open your mind to a new possibly.

The Interviewer: What do you think of L. Bachman being the one to write your story and the stories of others?

Maxwell: She’s alright, she’s good people. I like her tattoos.

The Interviewer: Whatever happened to Eshu?

Maxwell: :chuckles: Gabriel took care of him about as much as someone like Eshu could be taken care of. You must understand Eshu is a guardian and a very powerful spiritual being. He learned his lesson, which is all I can say about that.

The Interviewer: What’s your biggest regret?

Maxwell: In the book, it’s listed as never getting to Lilith in time, but truth be it there is a bigger regret that I have and that is defying The Mother and The Father.

The Interviewer: You witnessed reincarnation first hand with following Lilith through her many lives, what were the best life and the worse that you saw her go through?

Maxwell: The worse life she lived I witnessed for a brief period was that of her as a child. You must think of things in the time frame of which they happened. At one time in history to be red haired was thought of as a bad thing, a sign of a witch. We all know that Witches come in all shapes, colors, backgrounds, and countries, but in this particular life she had been hidden away for a very long time. Her hair had been sooted and changed colors with dyes of the time. In the end, she had been murdered by a mob worried she was going to bring bad upon the land.

The best life she lived I can remember was that of peace. She was in Scotland living on the outskirts. Her hovel overlooked a valley and a river. It was quiet and peaceful. Sadly, like most of her lives she had either been killed or died tragically in ways I couldn’t do anything about. In this one, she had gotten sick and died. I couldn’t heal her. When she saw me for the smallest of moments I could swear she recognized me, but by the time I had gotten to her she had been sick for a very long time. I still don’t know what she died of.

The Interviewer: We only get a taste of a few of her lives, can you elaborate on others? Why is it so hard for you to find her? The compass worked in the published account why not just do that earlier?

Maxwell: She had been a male in several lives, a warrior or soldier that led to her death in those lives. She had been just about anything you could be, must remember she had been around a very…very long time. A monk, a cult leader, a housewife, and even a school teacher are a few that are coming to mind. She’s been every color variation, a wide range of ages in her lives, and involved in most religions.

I simply hadn’t thought about making a compass, the idea never came to mind until later years after struggling for many lifetimes of never finding her. I had my own struggles as well giving me problems and diverting me. Goodwitch Anya also found out about me and contacted me. Things went smoother after that.

The Interviewer: Have you spent more time on Earth since the book has been released?

Maxwell: I have no comment.

The Interviewer: Your Enochian tattoos, how do they work? I’ve read that some, that got early copies of the story, wished they had a compass like yours.

Maxwell: :chuckles: Yes, I can see how a compass would work for many. Simply having something right there literally on your hand pointing you to whomever or whatever you need. I can’t begin reveal the magic of my etchings, I got in trouble once before for sharing too much knowledge with mankind.

The Interviewer: Is there anything you wish could’ve left into the story that was taken out?

Maxwell: The story written was specific, it was to launch a series that would talk and discuss many other lives and others stories. This one was specific to me finding Lilith, but I have plenty of stories. Perhaps she’ll write them down as well in a book for others. I have dealt with Raphaim, Canaanites, and have stories upon stories I’d love to share.

The Interviewer: What do you see happening with The Blasphemer Series?

Maxwell: There is a great evil coming. There are many stories to tell.


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The Children Excerpt from Maxwell Demon

In honor of the re-release of The Blasphemer Series: Maxwell Demon happening May 21st, 2020, I’ve decided to share one of my favorite scenes from the book. Right now, you can pre-order the book for 99 cents!


Dancing her fingers through the water, Adele was finding

Sophia’s home ideal. It was everything she’d want in a paradise. A small breeze blew her long, red hair as she looked down into the clear water. Small, neon blue goldfish had begun swimming between her fingers as she played with them in the water. One of the small fish looked up at her, then rubbed its body against her finger. Curiously, her finger moved, rubbing the neon scales on the fish’s side. The animal responded by lovingly pushing back against her delicate touch. Adele could’ve sworn the fish was encouraging more soft pets, leaning toward her touch. Suddenly, a neon pink and neon yellow goldfish found their way over to rub against her other finger. She’d never seen goldfish react like this, and the side of her mouth turned into a small smile.

She continued reclining on her left palm, enjoying the quiet. In the woods in the distance, a few birds were chirping away. Even Gabriel, who was down at the pond gathering water for Sophia, was quietly enjoying the breeze.

Maxwell sat upon the branch of a nearby tree, watching her. He had gotten accustomed to watching her, enjoying the way her face looked. He could tell what she was wondering about with her constantly transforming expressions. If she had a half-smile or furrowed her brows, he knew something was going on within that red head of hers. It kept him guessing, wondering what she was thinking. Was she remembering things from her first incarnation? He even began wondering if she remembered their children, and if she mourned for them.

Adele was as much a mystery now as she was back then. That pale skin, red hair flowing in the softest of breezes, and those beautiful glassy blue eyes that pierced him in the heart every time she gazed upon him.

The sound of Gabriel splashing water into a large barrel interrupted Maxwell’s musing and caught his attention. He looked over, seeing Sophia beginning to wash clothing by beating them with a large stick in a barrel with soap. As his attention moved back to Adele, he caught her looking over her shoulder at him, smiling. “Maxwell….”

He jumped from the large branch and joined her at the clear pond.

He sat and crossed his legs. “Yes?”

“What will happen after all this is over? What do you want to happen?” She looked at his handsome, clean-shaven face, curious as to what was on his mind. What had he been thinking in that tree?

“Honestly?”

She nodded. “Yes.”

“The things I want I won’t ever get back. I won’t have….” He paused. He wasn’t sure if he should share his deepest of desires, his truest of wants.

“What won’t you have?” She was curious.

“I… I won’t have my family back. There was a time in our history when I had felt such true happiness. I didn’t know a being could find true happiness beyond serving the Mother and the Father.”

She adjusted, placing her hand on top of his. “Tell me. Please.”

His eyes fell to her hand and his fingers bent, lacing into hers. “Long ago, we had a family. I got to see our children grow before I fell. I had never seen someone so in love with motherhood, so happy. You have this glow to you when you’re happy. You radiated the purest joy

I’ve ever witnessed.”

“Tell me about the children.” Her hand moved, and she rested her palm upward. He placed his hand on hers, lacing his fingers in a better position now, gently holding her hand in his lap as she adjusted.

“Hannibal grew up to be so strong and so fast. He had hair like mine and eyes like yours. He was a true creation of beauty. We went for a walk when he was a teenager and saw women fall over themselves just to get a glance at his beauty. He could’ve had any woman he wanted. Cassia was the spitting image of you. She was gifted magically and had this way with insects. Something about them just fascinated her. Cassia was a sight to behold. She was beautiful, like her older brother, but in her own way.”

He smiled, reaching up and touching the side of Adele’s face. “We made beautiful babies. Strong children that were, in their time on Earth, determined and talented. I couldn’t have been prouder of them… or you.” His thumb rubbed slowly under her eye, sliding away a loose eyelash that had fallen upon it. “There is nothing more beautiful than a woman who is in awe of her own children.”


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Carole Browne – Maxwell Demon Excerpt and Blog Piece

Author Carol Browne has written a nice piece on Maxwell Demon. She read it when it originally published years ago and part of the piece is that view review. Included is an excerpt from the book shared with permission by me!

Go to her site now and read her piece Maxwell Demon – New Release for Author L Bachman


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Author Carol Browne

small3dmaxbookComing soon is the re-release of a book I was very pleased to be able to read and review when it was first published. This time Maxwell Demon by talented author L Bachman is in the capable hands of Three Furies Press and is set for publication on 21st May, 2020

There’s a Dantean flavour to this novel with its angels, demons and monsters, and the strange many-layered realms they inhabit. The author has created a classical setting for her characters and the colourful imagery and natural dialogue add to the realism of the narrative. The reader can fully sympathise with the struggles of the main characters and no struggle is more anguished than that of fallen angel Maxwell who has loved Lilith for a thousand years and must now save her soul from utter damnation. This is powerful stuff and the author must be congratulated for the fluency and…

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