Yes, it's time to give back to all the fans, friends and fiends who've made The God Key a CreateSpace Cosmic Best-est Selling Thingy. My heartfelt thanks to all who've unlimbered their wallets, purses and/or credit cards for The God Key this HA-HA-Holiday Season.
So, on December 21st, the names of each and every buyer of the book, AND sharer of the book's Facebook page with one's friends, are going into an Arabic turban and a winner drawn. So, what's the big deal?
This is: a 16-inch, stainless steel, brass and hardwood Koummya, similar to the type of jambiya used in The God Key (by the assassin Sholem).
This is indeed the Big Kahuna Koummya, one of the larger varieties of this ancient design (whose name means "boar's tusk" in the Berber language). Original to Morocco, in North Africa, the koummya's design has morphed over the centuries, thanks to Arabic, Persian and other Middle Eastern influences. The result?
A really nasty, sharp, hooked (or generously "curved") throat-slicer. It looks great on any mantelpiece, bookshelf or wall, and comes complete with the original curse laid on it by the Grand Imperator of the Babylonian Kabbalah himself, Dr. Shimon Oded.
To win, all you have to do is either buy a copy of the book (for yourself, of course, or for that certain special someone who needs to be kept awake at nights -- or even for an unusual Xmas gift) or simply share The God Key's Facebook page with your friends, as a page you liked.
And that's it. Names are still pouring in from all over the U.S., Canada and Europe even as we squeak. The more copies you buy, or Facebook page shares you give it, the more often your name goes in (and, according to one antiques dealer I quizzed online, this 50+-year-old antique koummya is worth probably 2-3 copies of the book; not a bad trade).
Please drink responsibly, and try not to stab, slice or decapitate anyone with it this holiday season, Mmmm'kay? Curses are fine, but stabbing is RIGHT OUT!
Thanks, all and to all a Good Byte!