M.E. Brines spent the Cold War assembling atomic artillery shells and preparing to unleash the Apocalypse (and has a medal to prove it.) But when peace broke out, he turned his fevered, paranoid imagination to other pursuits. He spends his spare time scribbling another steampunk romance occult adventure novel, which despite certain rumors absolutely DOES NOT involve time-traveling Nazi vampires!
A former member of the British Society for Psychical Research, he is a long-time student of the occult and a committed Christian who sees himself as a modern-day Professor Van Helsing equipping Believers for battle against the occult Principalities and Powers that rule a world in darkness. (Ephesians 6:12)
The author of three dozen books, e-books, chapbooks and pamphlets on esoteric subjects such as alien abduction, alien hybrids, astrology, the Bible, biblical prophecy, Christian discipleship, conspiracies, esoteric Nazism, the Falun Gong, Knights Templar, magick, and UFOs, his work has also appeared in Challenge magazine, Weird Tales, The Outer Darkness, Tales of the Talisman, and Empirical magazine.
*I'm often asked how I square my Christianity and "messing around" with the occult, as if I'm partial to bestial things with a goat under the amber light of the moon or something. No so. I'm a student, in the same way I used to study Soviet weapons and tactics back when I was a US Army officer. This gives my work a unique perspective no matter what your belief system. I don't judge. I just present the information and let the reader decide.
Where to find M.E. Brines online
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The Red Pill
The horrifying “ultimate book on conspiracy theories.”
Does a cabal of evil financiers dominate Western civilization? This book examines the how and the why, investigating the relationship of modern politics and ancient religion, revealing who “they” are and their plans for your future.
Steampunk Commander is a set of rules for tabletop gaming using any sort of miniature figurines or models. All that is required to recreate fantastic battles set in a hypothetical Victorian Age are a large table or other playing area, a deck of regular playing cards, an assortment of model figurines, military vehicles and whatever model scenery you desire.
Jesus is Only Coming Twice
Readers will discover the truth behind the current pre-tribulation rapture fad. They will learn the origin of the pre-tribulation rapture doctrine and what the Bible really says about the subject of the End Times
The Key to Happiness
Do you want to be happy? Then you need to read this book.
The author examines happiness and why we seldom achieve it for long. He examines several failed solutions including Religion and Consumerism, then provides a workable solution: the Four Pillars of Happiness and the Key. Includes practical techniques for retaining happiness once you attain it.
Why do Ghosts Wear Clothes?
After explaining the difference between magical thinking and the scientific method, the author employs the scientific method to shed light on the paranormal. Beginning with a concise history of spiritualism and séances, the author employs logic and careful experimental evidence to answer questions like: What is spiritualism? What are ghosts? And, of course, why do ghosts wear clothes?
Conservatives are from Mars & Progressives are from Venus
Why do those who disagree with you politically believe the ridiculous things they do? Why don’t they see what’s so obvious? How does the Progressive Mentality differ from the Conservative Mentality? What are their origins? Their motivation? Their goals? What part does religion play in political worldviews – for BOTH sides. What does the Culture War mean for the future of the US.
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...(insert your favorite atrocity here.) Examines the Prosperity Gospel, Free Will, Christian Karma and the REAL purpose of Hell (and it's not what you think.) Discover the Truth for yourself!
The Queen's Martian Rifles
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. But the British empire, and the other western colonial powers have powerful extraterrestrial enemies no one suspects even exist.
Alien Hybrids in Ancient Times
Demon-human half-breeds in the Bible and their plan for YOUR future. Protect yourself from the deception of the millennium! A must-read for Christians, occultists and UFO enthusiasts alike.
The Donuts of Doom
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.
And did I mention recipes? Recipes for all the cookies, biscuits, hotcakes, pies and donuts mentioned in the book are provided in an appendix.
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, quadrants and progressions, and traces the melding of Vedic and Babylonian of astrology by the 3rd century BC Alexandrian Greeks and the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Tirsmegistus.
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 footnotes and references.
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 per-suppositions and provides techniques for telling the difference between truths and lies. A strange mix of humor and philosophy. Entertaining and challenging.
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. A verse-by-verse examination of Jesus' discipleship techniques as given in the Gospel of Matthew.
The Bible - Dead Letter or Message from Your Creator?
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.
Of Myth and Magic
A comparison of religion, philosophy and magick throughout history. Are all religions basically the same? Is there a way to Truth and contentment?
Death by Chocolate
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, and a microwave recipe for chocolate cake with 5 variations, yum!
Vril -- A Force to Reckon With
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.
Gothic Runes – The three aettir of futhark runes, how they were used for divination and their occult meaning. What are merkstave and bindrunes? For what esoteric purposes did the Nazis employ runes? Is there an occult link between the modern peace symbol and the decline of Christianity in Western culture? Fully illustrated.
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.
Explains the influence of blood on modern history, warfare, religion, secret societies, government and popular culture. Really weird
The Four Horsemen
What if the only way to prevent the Apocalypse is to find a way to kill those who cannot die? Mercenary Captain Ishmael had no idea when he stepped ashore in the port of Safehaven that his mysterious patron would require him to do just that.Through a magical voyage on a flying ship to the 4 Corners of the Earth, where even the very gods help or hinder them, they must succeed or the world will end.
Spiritual Embezzlement Made Easy
Spiritual Embezzlement Made Easy examines the causes of the decline of the Church in modern America today and proposes solutions. 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.
Self-Defense Against Alien Abduction
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. Don't become a victim!
This concise e-book summarizes eight primary resistance techniques proven successful. Are UFOs actually extraterrestrial spacecraft, or something more sinister? Includes references.
The Knights Templar - Medieval Cult or Modern Nemesis?
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.
What Darwinists Don't Want You to Know
What Darwinians Don’t Want You to Know – The truth about the Intelligent Design theory. Does Secular Humanism require more faith than most religions?
Science & Magick: Are they Compatible?
Is the scientific method compatible with Wicca and other magickal traditions? Are science and religion incompatible? Current wisdom is that they are. But is that actually true? Find out for yourself!!
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.
Black Magic / White Magic - What’s the Difference?
Compares & contrasts magic use from Wiccan, Satanist, Monotheistic, Hermetic and other occult points of view. What’s the difference between White and Black magic? Also touches on the destruction of Atlantis. A lot of information in a little package.
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Smashwords book reviews by M.E. Brines
- Making Room
on March 03, 2012
As sick and twisted as only good horror should be. I loved the ending. An excellent story.
- Cavanaugh's Cure
on March 05, 2012
This is a very interesting short story that would have made a great seed for a novel.