Karim

 

I was born in 1971, up in the mountains of Northern Lebanon. It was in Ehden, a village claimed by many historians to be the garden of Eden itself, the beginning of civilization. I live up there during summers and in warmer Zgharta during winters.

I graduated from Carmelia High School in 1989 with a Bacc. II Diploma in Exp- Sciences. A few years later, I left Notre Dame University with a BA in Advertising & Marketing Communications.

In 1994, I became a member of FOHE (Friends of Horsh [forest] Ehden)

I am also a member of the Committee of Writers and Artists in Ehden - Zgharta, 2000.

Reflecting Unitas was my first self-published book. I wrote it between summer 1994 and summer 1996. It was released shortly after that same year in October. The initial book caused a lot of controversy, especially in the very conservative Christian town of Zgharta. (Book out of print)

That didn’t stop me from writing of course. My first book was an objective essay that didn’t appeal to the masses, so I started working on something else that did; a story with symbolic meaning. Blooming Planes was the result, and it was released in the summer of 1998. (Book out of print)

In 2001, Pythagoras The Mathemagician was released and won the Saiid Akl Prize on December 19, 2001. (Book out of print)

Other than writing books, I worked as editor for Al Rahala, a magazine that dealt with many intellectual issues, such as science, religion, theosophy, history and geography. I write in three languages, English, French and Arabic, a tri-lingual characteristic many Lebanese hold.

In the Summer of 2003, I launched my fourth book, a novel on the Mystery of the Alphabet, in the Authentic Tradition of the Kabala. (Book out of print)

In 2003-2004, I had the chance to publish three historical and spiritual articles for Szirine, an American Electronic Magazine.
http://www.szirine.com/blog/author/karimelkoussa/

In 2004, I became member of the Society of Authors (UK)

Later, in March 2005, I signed a contract with an American publisher, Cloonfad Press, to publish my historical fiction/philosophical novel «Pythagoras: The Mathemagician» and by the end of Sept 2005, Cloonfad Press announced the US release of the book.

After the Lebanese July war of 2006, I received an email invitation from Trevor Hill, the Publisher of The National Free Press of Canada. Consequently, my first article, of political nature, «The New Middle East: The US Democracy in Middle Eastern Key Countries!» was published as a Feature Editorial on Sunday, November 12, 2006.

During March-April 2007, I signed a contract for both my books, «Pythagoras the Mathemagician» and «The Alphabet Code—the Holy Grail Revealed» with a UK based literary Agency, Write Literary Agency Ltd. This agency, and due to various circumstances, has unfortunately closed down. At any rate, the books had been listed and promoted at the 2007 London Book Fair which took place from Monday April 16th to Wednesday April 18th at Earls Court, London.

In 2015, I became a member of CIRCES International. The organization activities in the ME&A region was dissolved by March 2016 and replaced immediately after by C.O.R.E Worlds.

Founder of the Great White Fraternity—Phenok Council (2016)

Also in 2016, I became a member of the Lebanese Writers Union — إتحاد الكتّاب اللبنانيين, a well known intellectual organization for authors in Lebanon that goes back to the sixties.

In 2010, Sunbury Press Inc signed me for the release of my 3rd expanded edition of «PYTHAGORAS the Mathemagician» Literary Genre: Historical Fiction/Philosophical. It was published in October 2010.

In 2011, Sunbury Press Inc signed me for the publication of my latest work: «The PHOENICIAN Code—Unveiling the Secrets of the Holy Grail» Much more than just an anti-thesis to the Da Vinci Code. Literary Genre: Religious Mystery - Fiction Thriller. It was released in October 2011.

In 2013, Sunbury Press Inc. signed me for the publication of my latest work: «JESUS the Phoenician» A book that is sure to challenge conventional thinking about the hidden Phoenician origins of Jesus Christ. Literary Genre: Religious History - Christianity. It was released in October 2013.

In 2015, the Lebanese Publishing House, Dar Saer Al Mashrek, signed me for the translation and publication of my 2nd novel «The Phoenician Code—Unveiling the Secrets of the Holy Grail». The Arabic edition «الشّيفرة الفينيقيّة—أسرار الكأس المقدّسة» was released on December 2015, at the Beirut 59th International Arab Book Fair.

On June 18, 2015, French Éditions Dervy (Groupe Trédaniel) signed the author with Sunbury Press Books (the US based publisher) for the publication of the French edition entitled: «Le Code Phénicien», which will be released in France sometimes in January 2018.

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