The Last Stand Down – My Backstory

As a publisher in New Zealand, I had the pleasure to meet with Bruce Cathie at his Auckland home. He eventually decided to continue self-pyblishing his books, rather than have my cmpany do it. He did, however, . introduce m to his colleague, Robert Adams, in Whakatane, New Zealand. There is more about Bruce Cathie, the person at the back of my book.

Robert Adams was former chairman of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc., USA, (N.Z. section) The article about his Adams Switched Reluctance Pulsed DC Permanent Magnet Motor generator (a machine that created 37% more energy than it used)was published in Nexus Magazine in January, 1993. Because of Robert’s experiences (referenced in the book) he was naturally suspicious of me. I would not have seen him without Bruce’s introduction. Robert eventually dropped his guard, demonstrated his free-energy machine, running his domestic refrigerator, and asked that I publish the manuscript he had nearly finished writing. Several months later I had not heard from Robert, as he’s promised and, after inquiries, I discovered that he’d died and the whereabouts of his manuscript remains a mystery to this day. The nature of his death in 2006 is a mystery as well. Because of Robert’s experiences (referenced in the book) he was naturally suspicious of me. I would not have seen him without Bruce’s introduction. Robert eventually dropped his guard, demonstrated his free-energy machine, running his domestic refrigerator, and asked that I publish the manuscript he had nearly finished writing. Several months later I had not heard from Robert, as promised and, after inquiries, I discovered that he’d died and the whereabouts of his manuscript remains a mystery to this day. The nature of his death in 2006 is a mystery as well.

I have a degree in accounting and economics and studied EF Schumacher and his ideas on intermediate technology, some of which have permeated in my book. I have been a student of ‘A course in miracles’ since 2005 and it has transformed my life. That, too , has permeated this book for fear and its weak offspring – anger, bitterness, war and so on – foster nothing but further weakness. Only Love has strength. I arrived in London in 2008 and became a corporate trainer for a development bank, training senior government officials from developing countries, mainly from Africa.

My daily trek – by foot, tram, train and tube – from my house in Tunstall Road, Croydon, to London, each day inspired the start of this story. Coming from the beautiful expanses of New Zealand to the drab, daily monotony of England’s commuters was a shock I will never forget. Most of them, I suspect, feel they have no choice but to put up with such an existence. I was lucky – I saw choices and took them.

Philip J Bradbury.