By: Emily M. Hobbs Staff Writer
September 24, 2013
A Salemburg man has taken medical adversity and chosen to go through it with astronomical speed. As a man who has always been fascinated by the universe and has an aerospace background, it would seem that his new book was the shining star during a time when he was diagnosis of cancer.
Writing under the pseudonym Hampton Brady, this will be his fourth and final book called “Mazzaroth”.
“I have always been enamored by the stars,” he said in an interview at his home on Monday. He also remembers his experience of grace at age 22 as being a catalyst to his writing and reading.
In August of last year, the local author was diagnosed with stage 2 esophageal cancer, and has survived major surgery on his stomach and esophagus. After having an unusually terrible bout of reflux, his local doctor requested that he have an endoscopic exam, leading to the discovery of the cancer.
He started his latest book about two years ago, and his cancer diagnosis led him to have to a lot of downtime, he stressed, thus giving him more time to focus on his writing. He began his research on this book in 2006 when he started collecting data on the space programs, but he also pulled from his 36 years in the aerospace industry.
“Mazzarroth” is a study focused on the 12 original zodiac signs; however, Brady stated that this book is not a repeat of the horoscope signs found in traditional sources like a Farmer’s Almanac or most newspapers. He said they are supernatural and created by God.
His book is geared towards two audiences — one of a religious aspect and the other politics. He said that he is not anti-God in his book, but he is anti-organized religion. He has been a political observer for over 50 years, he noted, and has seen many of the changes in the economy wrought by the “corrupt financial manipulations of the plutocrats and oligarchs” in his prepared release.
“The American public believes in God and George Washington, yet has never met either one of them,” Brady said.
“Organized religion is an incubator for extremism in religion and politics,” Brady stated. He considers the continual movement of vulture capitalism to be a component of the financial woes of that plague this country and the world as a whole.
The publisher of his book is Sovereign Grace Books, based out of Mulberry, Indiana and it is expected to be released by late fall or this coming winter. Copies of his book will be available on Amazon.com and through Kindle. Paperback copies will be available as a print on demand with Barnes & Noble as well. He has written hundreds of pamphlets in addition to the four books.
Brady has been married for almost 50 years and he loves to golf and garden.