What's New at this Web Site
August 6, 2014
My new computer program Clipper Ship has been published. There's lots of fun stuff in the freeware version of this major revision of my old TypFast program. Check it out here.
March 26, 2013My novel about the times we live in, The Hot Springs of America, has recently been extensively revised and published on this site as a .pdf ebook. To read more about it, including two free chapters, click here.
May 26, 2008The structure of the home page has been changed to make it more readable on wider screens.
July 23, 2007This is the launch of the E-Book of my novel The Hot Springs of America. You can read the first four chapters online, and if you are hooked, download the whole book for only $5.95! Follow the link from the front page of this site. Enjoy it!
Original Songs link updated to include an new version of "Avatar," better sheet music, and mp3s of the songs.
October 22, 2003This site has been moved to a new server, and now has the domain name: www.markmason.net. It has been considerably updated in the process. My freeware program Aquarius Database can now be downloaded from this site: Aquarius Database
March 7, 2003The TypFast pages have been greatly improved, and the novel and book chapters now start with some rather lovely illuminated letters. Also, there have been some significant revisions to the text of the novel.
November 25, 2002I have just finished a major renovation of this website. Amongst other things, page backgrounds have been softened to make pages of text easier to read.
March 25, 2002I have just finished a revision of my novel The Hot Springs of America, and posted to this site. This is an initial reworking of the novel to take account of the events of September 11, 2001 -- necessary since the novel deals with home-grown terrorism in the USA. I have posted the manuscript of this novel to my web site to get comments and suggestions from people, so feel free to read it and e-mail me with your comments! But do it soon, as the manuscript may not be up on the web for much longer. To go to it, click here: The Hot Springs of America
December 1, 2001My TypFast page, describing my inovative typing software designed to improve your productivity AND reduce your risk of developing RSI, now contains a shareware version of the TypFast program you can download and try out. Use your brains to save your hands, and do it the easy way! Take the "TypFast" link from the Front Page of my site, read about what it can do for you, and download the evaluation version of TypFast for free. And its only a little over 1 MB, so it'll only take 5 to 7 minutes to download (or faster if you have fast internet access). It's a sweet little program, if I say so myself. I'm sure you'll fall in love with it!
November 12, 2001I'm offering a special deal on In Search of the Loving God. Buy three copies for only $30.00 including postage -- that's only a dime more
than the cost of 2 copies! This book makes a great holiday gift, so check out this deal. Find it at my bookstore page. Take the "Metaphysical Bookstore" link from the front page of this site.
September 2, 2001I've Recently finished writing a computer program to help
automate the process of keying in words and sentences, in order to
reduce the risk of developing RSI. The computer program, called TypFast,
includes over 17,000 short forms for English words and phrases, so it
is, in some respects, a comprensive extension of the English language.
Researching and writing this has taken about three years of my spare
time. I hope it will play a role in helping to protect from Repetitive
Strain Injury some of the workers who are no longer protected by
Clinton's ergonomic regulations (which George W. Bush withdrew). To read about TypFast, and find out how to obtain a copy of the program, I invite you to take the link from the homepage of this site to the TypFast sub-site.
August 29, 2001Yet another revision of The Hot Springs of America before sending it away to agents! When I sell it to an agent, I will be taking it down from this site -- so take advantage of a free read now; you never know how long it'll still be here.
March 8, 2001What I hope is the final revision of The Hot Springs of America before sending it away to agents. When I sell it to an agent, I will no doubt have to take it down from this site -- so take advantage of a free read now, while it's still here!
December 23, 2000Yet another complete revision of my novel The Hot Springs of America. I think this is very close to the final draft. Again, thanks to all those who have made suggestions and encouraged me with your support.
October 30, 2000I have, as of today, posted to this site a complete revision of The Hot Springs of America, in place of the original. It incorporates many of the suggestions received from all of you who were so kind as to read the original and send me suggestions. Even where I haven't incorporated your suggestions, they have often helped alert me to problems I needed to deal with, and have helped me to see the book more as someone else would. I thank all those who were so kind as to e-mail me with suggestions.
May 22, 2000I have posted a "beta test" version of the whole of my new novel, The Hot Springs of America at this web site. It is free to read, but may only be present for a limited time, so check it out! It is accessable from the front page of this site, with a link near the bottom of the top screen.
April 26, 2000An extended extract from Chapter 10, representing a large part of the chapter, has been included at this site. It covers the decline in political power of the church, and the rise in its use of guilt and fear to control people.
April 25, 2000The three free chapters from In Search of the Loving God, the premier features of this site, have now been reformatted to be much more easily readable on screen.
May 19, 1999This site now has two new extracts from In Search of the Loving God: one about the possibility that Jesus survived the crucifixion and lived in India till the age of 100, from Chapter 4; and one about God's boundless love, from Chapter 12. Take the 'Read summaries and three complete chapters' link from the front page of this site, to find these new extracts!
April 2, 1999I have moved from Eugene, Oregon, to Los Angeles! My web page, e-mail address, and toll-free number remain the same. My new address and phone and fax numbers are in place in the internet order form, and elsewhere in this site. My special internet discount on the book remains in place - see the Online Metaphysical Discount Bookstore at this site!
January 20, 1999A great new site has been added to the links directory: a spiritual forum called Gaia Friends. Includes transcripts of past discussions and some lovely graphics. Worth a visit.
December 8, 1998A zany history quiz has been added, with 10 multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of Ancient Jewish History, and inform you of some fascinating pieces of historical trivia. Over the next few months I hope to be adding extra quizzes on The Times of Jesus, The Early Church, the Medieval Church and the Rise of Islam, The Reformation and the Witch Craze, and some other topics. I think you will enjoy this first quiz! It is my Christmas present to all my web page visitors, old and new.
October 31, 1998A new page with tips on how to meditate, modified from a sheet the author hands out to his "how to meditate" classes. Includes a powerful
technique which is safe for all to use. Link to it from the front page of this site.
September 24, 1998Two new inspiring self-help books have been added to the author's Metaphysical Bookstore. To read Mark Mason's reviews of these books, and find out how to buy them at a 30% discount, take the link from the first page to the Internet Bookstore.
September 4, 1998A wonderful new book has been added to the author's Metaphysical Bookstore: Stealing Jesus by Bruce Bawer. To read Mark Mason's review of this important book, and find out how to buy it at a 30% discount, take the link from the first page to the Internet Bookstore. NB: If you take the link from this bookstore to the Amazon.com catalog page for the book, you will be able to read a large part of Chapter 1 of the book for free!
August 28, 1998:New options for purchasing In Search of the Loving God, including buying an autographed, discount copy direct from the author. Take the link from the first page to the "Internet Bookstore."
July 16, 1998:A New Review of In Search of the Loving God by Patricia Vallerand in the Observer Quarterly is reproduced in the "Reviews and Endorsements" page, and an extract from it has been added to the front page of this site.
July 14, 1998:A "How you can help" page, accessed from the front page of this site, intended for supporters of this book who would be interested in some suggestions on small but very effective ways they could help to promote this book and the ideas it conveys.
May 29, 1998:The Trade Inquiries page has been updated to show the names and phone numbers of our distributors and wholesalers. Find the link to this page via the "About the book" link on the front page.
May 14, 1998:This What's new page!
Chapter 1 of In Search of the Loving God has been added to the Summaries and Chapters page at this site. This extends the excerpts you can read at this site from this new-release book to nearly 4 full chapters! Chapter 1 gives a good overview of what the book sets out to do.
Two more books from the Bibliography of In Search of the Loving God have been added to the Metaphysical Bookstore at this site. Along with a review of each book is the ability to order the book from Amazon.com, if you wish to.
May 8, 1998: The Metaphysical Bookstore at this site has been extended to include a search engine enabling you to search for any of the the 1.5 million books in the Amazon.com catalog, and order them, if you wish to. You can also now link directly through to the Amazon.com homepage from the bookstore.
April 1998: Books from the bibliography of In Search of the Loving God were added to the Metaphysical Bookstore at this site, enabling you to review these books, and order them from Amazon.com if you wish.
March 1998: A large excert from chapter 9 of In Search of the Loving God,
including fascinating material about the Witch Craze and the Inquisition was added to the Summaries and Chapters page of this site. This extends the excerpts from this new-release book you can read at this site to nearly 3 full chapters!
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