I write novels about an X-Files'esque anthropologist who deals with the dark side of ancient or primitive ceremony in exotic places, exploring the hazy lines between legend, myth and history.
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BiographyGary Gabelhouse has always been an explorer, both of the physical world and of the interior realms. He's studied ancient and primitive religious ceremony on six of the Earth's seven continents and is a member of the Explorer's Club--nominated by Sir Edmund Hillary. As a seminarian, his interests were in Christian sanctification and its correlates in Eastern religion. Leading field expeditions throughout Asia, South America and Africa prepared him for facing even greater danger as an Associate Pastor in the Methodist Church, where, under the auspices of the Ecumenical Institute, he researched the neurobiology of meditation and prayer. Gabelhouse is a devoted martial artist and holds a fourth-degree black belt in Goju Ryu Karate and a second-degree black belt in Daitoryu Aikijujitsu. Pilgrimages to the Shingon Buddhist monasteries of Japan keep him in touch with the esoteric practices he writes about. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, with a Masters degree from the University of Minnesota at Mankato, Gabelhouse lives in Lincoln, Nebraska where he writes and is the CEO of a media-research firm. He continues to train and teach Goju Ryu Karate and Daitoryu Aikijujitsu.
InspirationWhen reading fiction, people suspend their disbelief. It is at that time that I, the author can present new understandings, ask the reader to address big questions in life and offer insights that would otherwise be rejected. I write novels which are developed around the BIG QUESTIONS we have in life . . . . "Dreams of the N'dorobo" was all about the nature of reality and challenged the reader to think outside convention through the use of African mysticism, N'dorobo Shamans, Black Ops, and assassins--all set in the squallor and splendour of East Africa. "Prophets Reborn" challenges the readers' view of their God. Is my God your God, or is only your God the only TRUE GOD? These questions were brought up through the fictional vehicles of impossibly ancient Taoist monk, stealing the blood of Christ, the skull of Buddha and the beards of Muhammad for a dark and evil plot. The protagonist, a Jesuit Priest, a Muslim Mullah and a Buddhist monk must derail the plan would destroy the faith of billions. "Fallen Angels of Eden" addresses the true origin of man. Through an impossible discovery made on a dig in the Great Ruins of Zimbabwe, and in the face of a dark shadow government wishing to destroy that discovery which is linked to Christendom's last chance for a second coming, the story poses a possible reality that refutes both evolution and creationism.
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