Newton Fortuin is 50 and based in Cape Town South Africa. He has two children, a 30 year old daughter Rori (a medical doctor) and a 26 year old son Jarrod (an IT analyst).
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure Mathematics and Computer Science as well as a post graduate degree in Business, and lectures Business Analysis.
His other interests are diverse, ranging from from having an active outdoor life - including track and field training - to writing on science, philosophy, politics, contemporary events, and whatever else may inspire him at the time.
At one time he worked as a radio DJ on a local music station and Talk Show host on the largest radio station, 567 Cape Talk, and played the role of romantic hero in a movie.
I really love the succinct way you write about living positively regardless of the circumstances of your life. Believing in the new age prosperity thinking (along with some bad luck) led me down a bigtime abyss of depression to the point of contemplating suicide. Thankfully that is behind me now. I made a mistake, and now truly value the power of realism and living positively.
Scourge is primarily a critique of prosperity theology. In particular it focuses on “The Secret” and how its proliferation is indicative of an underlying culture of greed which had in large part been responsible for the 2008 economic collapse.
It could well have been called The Demise of Critical Thinking in the Age of Donald Trump as it parallels a similar mentality that pre-empted the rise of Hitler. The Secret being emblematic of the social milieu we are finding ourselves in. It shows how easily we give away our power to quacks and con-men. That's if we fail to think critically, instead to abandon our sanity to reckless delusion.
In every single waking moment we make simple choices that empower either a higher or lower reality for our lives. Much of the associated thinking taking place without our knowing. The Seven Shades of Darkness looks at the many reasons we in those moments consciously or unconsciously choose to walk the lower path. The path that takes us into the proverbial valley of the shadow of death.
UNDERSTANDING EXISTENCE addresses issues such as why we exist? It is particularly for those who struggle to integrate the known facts of the sub-atomic world with the world we see around us, but without making simplistic newage inferences. It investigates the strange way life really works and how we already live interchangeably in physical reality, and a mysterious world that is unbounded.
Evil is the ultimate example of how actively clinging to old outdated paradigms can and does have severe repercussions for humanity.
This book suggests that evil is real and that evil people and evil institutions do exist. And often, as had been the case in South Africa, extreme evil is committed in the name of religion with the perpetrators cloaking their despicable behaviour in its name.