Author Archives: Dr Jack Dempsey

About Dr Jack Dempsey

Always good to hear from you! A life-long freelance writer/editor, Brown University Ph.D. (in Native & Early American Studies)---novelist ("Ariadne's Brother," "People of the Sea"), historian and biographer ("New English Canaan," "Thomas Morton," "Mystic Fiasco" and more), producer ("Nani: A Native New England Story"), Book Editor/Public Speaking Coach: Bentley University Adjunct Assistant Professor of English, Media Studies & Communications (Best Part Time Prof 2010). Latest work? Scientific nonfiction on the lunar/solar calendar of ancient Minoan Crete---"Calendar House: Clues to Minoan Time from Knossos Labyrinth" (2011). Come and enjoy the multimedia resources including filmed Native American interviews at ANCIENTLIGHTS.ORG

PEOPLE of the SEA: Six Excerpts


You’ve found the once-“savage” Sea Peoples heritage: long, luminous & liberating! STORY: A wild-hearted prehistoric (Minoan) man “Sweet Wine” fights to go forward by the light of his visionary sister—killed as they strove to resist the conquest of their people’s … Continue reading

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PEOPLE of the SEA: Life Beyond The Catastrophe Cycle


Welcome to the once-“savage,” long-silenced Sea Peoples heritage: long, luminous, & liberating— STORY: A wild-hearted prehistoric (Minoan) man “Sweet Wine” fights to go forward by the light of his visionary sister—killed as they strove to resist the conquest of their people’s … Continue reading

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ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE THE BIBLE


* HOW DID PALESTINE BECOME PALESTINE? *WHY WERE THE PHILISTINES NOT PHILISTINE? *AND WHAT DROVE THEIR FIGHTS WITH THE FIRST ISRAELITES? TUNE IN WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18th, 3-5 PM EST, 6-8 PM PACIFIC! *How did supposedly-savage “Sea Peoples” build a “promised … Continue reading

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IN HONOR of CHARLES F. HERBERGER, JR.


CHARLES F. ‘CHUCK’ HERBERGER, JR.: IN MEMORY & HONOR of a GREAT AMERICAN SCHOLAR         In the early hours of Saturday January 14, 2017, my friend and fellow-scholar Dr. Charles F. “Chuck” Herberger, Jr., passed away after … Continue reading

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GET TO KNOW OUR WISEST ANCESTORS


WE GOT IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME? TUNE IN THURSDAY DECEMBER 8TH, 3-5 PM EST, 6-8 PM PACIFIC! Why was the first and longest period of early Western civilization so successful? How did Minoans of ancient Crete organize their advanced … Continue reading

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VOICES OF THE SACRED FEMININE Radio—Tune in!


TUNE IN WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9TH, 3-5PM EST, 6-8 PM PACIFIC! for a rich radio forum about the late great BARBARA MOR—ground-breaking poet, historian, and radical agent of Earth’s and human healing—with Dr. Jack Dempsey, on host Karen Tate’s distinguished program … Continue reading

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MINOAN TIME: New Theories, New Assets


  With not a few global friends, I share the aim of bringing Minoan ways and values into our living. With a 2000-year record of successful civilization (not to mention their longer positive influences), Minoans should be the starting-point among … Continue reading

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