Also by D.C. Rhind:

(Currently eBook only)

A look at the history and philosophy of Shaolin Kung Fu, as researched and compiled by D.C. Rhind,

(2nd level instructor: Wing Chun & Bak Sil Lum Kung Fu; San-Dan (3rd degree black belt), Shotokan karate;

Junior Master, Katana-juitsu)

A look at basic sailing through the eyes of

a science teacher, who went on to complete

more than 10 ocean crossings.

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as Abstract Premise toward Master of Arts Degree in Creative Writing:

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The Application of Science (and Pseudo-Science) to “Magic” in the Calebra Fantasy Series


When I began the Calebra Fantasy series, I couldn’t bring myself to describe wizards and their magic as anything other than having a scientific basis. The notion of any kind of hocus-pocus, incantations in Latin or Elvish, causing something mystical to happen just didn’t sit well with me. Thus, I had to devise the theory of a mineral that gave control over matter and energy to certain people.


I eventually wrote a paper on the subject which, in conjunction with another monograph (Speculations on Vampire Physiology and DNA), became the abstract premise for my Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Frontier University.

Speculations on Vampire Physiology and DNA      A monograph by D.C. Rhind, BSc, BEd, MA


After a multitude of questions about my notions on the nature of vampires, at least in my books, I decided, with tongue in cheek, to write this pseudo-scientific paper on the subject. It was important for me to establish a believable premise for the existence of vampires.

    It was accepted for on-line publication by www.vampirewebsite.net.

Then, much to my surprise, it joined with The Application of Science (and Pseudo-Science) to “Magic” in the Calebra Fantasy Series to become the abstract premise for my Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Frontier University.

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ReadOther_Works_files/The%20Application%20of%20Science%20%28and%20Pseudo-Science%29%20to%20%E2%80%9CMagic%E2%80%9D%20in%20the%20Calebra%20Fantasy%20Series_1.pdf