How and why I wrote Theta Head da Greg Dawe
Twenty years fa I was a young man wielding a freshly dispensed adult biblioteca card, roaming the aisles of my local public library. I found myself trying to find myself there – searching for something that might explain what this life thing was all about. Time and again I found myself gravitating to the ‘alternative’ section – the runes and pagans, the spiritual and metaphysical. I was on the lookout for something different, mysterious – Tibetan monks with extraordinary powers, out of body experiences. And just there, tucked between UFO Abductions 101 and How to Levitate, a book with an intriguing titolo and an enticing concept. It was a non-fiction, mind-technology book, a niche I’d never heard about before.
From what I could make out, this little known but very real technology had enormous transformational potential for mankind. If only everyone would embrace this technology, I thought, the world would surely be changed beyond all recognition. I was convinced of it. Which is always a neat discovery for a 13-year-old boy.
I was surprised to learn that this area of science hadn’t been fictionalized, and so I tried. And, at first, failed. Adolescence had its grip then, and lasted for the successivo 15 years. But if adolescence is growth, I do hope it’s still in progress.
I had another crack at fictionalizing this area of science 6 years fa – May 2004 – and da March 2009 had a complete manuscript. It took so long because of a combination of laziness and procrastination (2 years), writer’s block (2 years), and finally there it was.
(Download the first 7 Chapters of Theta Head here: link