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Time at a Glance — Book Review


If there was ever a challenging and amazing book to read, composer- teacher-theologian-writer, Kevin Courtright, wrote it.

Published in 2015, the sheer size of Time at a Glance, The Locus Crucis and the Key to Peace – Piece by Piece at 668 pages long gives the reader a massive amount of  content along a spiritual journey. The Preface comprises the book’s abstract with its many acknowledgements followed by  an Introduction describing the book layout with keys to its mysterious chapters, each reflecting a puzzle piece. Interwoven throughout the body of the book are music lyrics further adding dimension and complexity.

Ostensibly for context under The Problem of Sin section, Courtright describes the Masonic system, Trilateral Commission, and by inference, Council of Foreign Relations with reference to the New World Order, a demonstration of man’s longing to unite a chaotic world. Later, he devotes a subsection, Stargazers, on astrology and how it worked in pagan culture. Biblical doctrine and prophecy elements also work into his thematic patterns. Courtright also writes at some length examples of his theory of music composition. For example, in the Appendix the In The Beginning sonata comprises exposition, development, codas, recapitulations and related structure.

Courtright introduces us to his mysterious, senior church friend, Bruce Newmeyer, whose name, life details, and theological observations appear in various parts of the book. Central to Courtright is the book’s frequent references to the Locus Crucis and the number seven (7), described in the Appendix.

Time at a Glance is a fine example of personal, intellectual, and spiritual energy. Courtright sees the result as an “art expression,” and hopes to drive readers into a further study of the Holy Bible. Overall, the book serves as a roadmap for the esoteric and those  who might seek unconventional inspiration and information, available now on Amazon.

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Parkening renews contract for 2018


Christopher Parkening with guitarWorld famous classical guitar virtuoso, Christopher Parkening, has renewed a website contract with Christopher Weaver through 2018. The contract is an extension of the official site, parkening.com, that Weaver created in 2014. Since then, numerous stories have been posted to the blog. The site includes Parkening’s career history, discography with options to procure CDs, several biographies, as well as teaching, media, and contact pages.