The Wingmakers: "Quantusum" by James Mahu
The Wingmakers: Quantusum with Mark Hempel and Darlene Berges - Right-click to download MP3 audio
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I invited Mark and Darlene to come on to discuss the latest book by Wingmakers visionary, James Mahu. Over the course of the 90 minutes taken from the live stream event, we received an expanded view of this new work by James. "Quantusum" is a re-visioning of the epic Wingmakers mythology that takes the reader on a multi-dimensional journey through the eyes of man named Solomon, who washes to the shores of a strange island with no memory of who he is, or where he has landed.
A number of key Wingmakers concepts are explained in the discussion with Darlene and Mark; also the broad vision of the Wingmakers' approach to new media platforms is also explored, as Mark expands more on James' vision to use the technology of the internet to connect spiritual communities.
Both the SpiritState.com site(which features the books of James Mahu)and the brand new Sumbola.com site (with nearly 200 classic literature titles for free, including the 2,000 page The Urantia Book) are breaking new ground in media by facilitating interactivity by the users to promote greater understanding and participation.
Planetwork Press, the official print publisher of both Quantusum and The Dohrman Prophecy, are also expanding the scope of James' material with the forthcoming release of The Collected Works of the Wingmakers - Volumes I & II, a compendium of all the Wingmakers materials since 1998. These volumes are annotated with commentaries by the late John Berges, who was selected by James to edit and compile the work.
About the guests:
Mark Hempel, is a cutting-edge innovator, a recognized expert in information architecture, and visual designer who has worked with Fortune 500 companies on next generation web platforms. He is also the designer, webmaster, and spokesman for the mysterious "James", of the legendary multi-level/multi-contextual Wingmakers website. Mark previously appeared on OffPlanet Radio: Light Coders with Mark Hempel - July 8, 2011
“Communicating new ideas for new times,” has been the motto of Planetwork and Planetwork Press since 1994 when Darlene and John Berges founded the companies. They have published books, articles and creative learning programs ever since. As the Internet became popular, John developed the website planetwork press.com (now planetwork.co) to continue communicating new ideas.
They became interested in the WingMakers material in 2001, when John began an email correspondence with the webmaster, Mark Hempel, a talented web designer and computer professional. Mark and John sent questions to Sarah, which were answered by James via PDF that Mark then sent to John. James invited John to write back to him with a carefully crafted question about John's personal mission in this lifetime. That first email from James to John began a 10-year relationship between them. This led James to trust John as an editor of some of his writings in 2007. In 2009, James asked John to be the editor and commentator for his two volume book, Collected Works of the Wingmakers - Volumes I & II. John accepted James’ offer.