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 works? Scientific nonfiction on the lunar/solar calendar of ancient Minoan Crete---"The Knossos Calendar: Minoan Cycles of the Sun, the Moon, the Soul & Political Power" (Iraklion, Mystis 2016), based on lectures drawn from "Calendar House: Clues to Minoan Time from Knossos Labyrinth" (2011). Come and enjoy multimedia resources including filmed Native American interviews at ANCIENTLIGHTS.ORG

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VIDEO, ‘New History, New Hope’—Why Minoans and Sea Peoples Matter To Us


Hope you’ve enjoyed the 9 pages here of a Photo-Journey through this story’s ancient Mediterranean world! Here’s a link to a short new talk on YouTube, “New History, New Hope”—on why it’s important that the story we tell ourselves about … Continue reading

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PEOPLE PLACES 9 of 9: JOURNEY WITH PEOPLE OF THE SEA—WIN A FREE BOOK!


FREE BOOK for the FIRST ANSWER to a RIDDLE! Your life under sail is in good hands with crusty captain Ramose: his peers are the true “sea-kings” of the age, because their skills against all odds disperse the benefits of … Continue reading

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PEOPLE PLACES 8: JOURNEY THE ANCIENT WORLD WITH PEOPLE OF THE SEA


Welcome back aboard! You’ve already come a long way—like our Cyprian diplomat Pyrrha, her new post-Minoan partner Deucalion “Sweet Wine,” and others in their company (including a Libu or Libyan leader and people from Sicily, hoping for their homes)—out of … Continue reading

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PEOPLE PLACES 7: JOURNEY THE ANCIENT WORLD WITH PEOPLE OF THE SEA


New homes in Cyprus for Deucalion’s fellow post-Minoan refugees—and out of that comes invitation (from Pyrrha to you likewise) to share this gifting tour. Such might be the social and strategic trips around this world made by real people, whose … Continue reading

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PEOPLE PLACES 6: JOURNEY THE ANCIENT WORLD WITH PEOPLE OF THE SEA


One aim behind People of the Sea is to amplify the voices and spirit of the families who lived these historical journeys, but have never been heard before on their own terms. So, behind the story is a rhythm of structure … Continue reading

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PEOPLE PLACES 5: JOURNEY THE ANCIENT WORLD WITH PEOPLE OF THE SEA


“All we had done, to watch Mother Kriti slip away; and here was the sea.” Deucalion “Sweet Wine”—once, Ariadne’s brother—and the survivors of the fall of Minoan Crete have languished too long on their high mountain refuge called Karfi, “The … Continue reading

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