Discussion Topics
Mythological References [in order as introduced]

Kokopelli Katsina | The Fifth World | Eototo

Long Count Calendar Prophecy

Inanna Returns by V.S. Ferguson
Inanna's Descent to the Underworld
Lord Enki (aka Prince Ea)
Creation | Garden of Eden | The Flood

Ishtar's Descent into the Underworld
Dance of the Seven Veils

MAORI (New Zealand)
Rangi and Papa

Talos the Bronze Giant

Religious References

Sethian Gnosticism


The Game of Postulates : Chapter 40 Judes Are Wild


Book I
U.S. Rte 6 Costa Brava, SpainCoba, MexicoChaco Canyon • "Anasazi Territory"

Book II
Eridu (S.Iraq) • The Monastery of Mar Mattai (N.Iraq) • Ancient NinevehAntediluvian Kingdoms

Book III
Hollywood, CA
Seventh Veil 6363 SunsetReeperbahn, Hamburg Eros Center

Scientific Theory/Research

The Axial Precession
Day Shortening Earthquakes: Chile | Japan

Historical References

Legión de Cristo (Sexual Abuse Scandal)
Hernán Cortés (Conquest of Mexico/1500s)
First Council of Nicaea (325 A.D.)
The Sumerian King List (Antediluvian Dynasties)
UNESCO (U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

Charged Comments & Dialog

Book II: Chapter 15 : Sweet Water House
"Before I kill a man, I know all that it implies. I know I'm extinguishing a universe. I know I am depriving a family of a man and a man of his family. I feel the same thing when I see a worshiper." — Emit Archer

Book III: Chapter 40: Judes Are Wild
"... someone noticed a change in me when I got back that made me suddenly coveted. I went dark after watching a dead priest fall away and I guess that was the feature they were waiting to kick in. The only thing missing was something missing and when I lost it, they wanted me." — Ghost Writer

Story Helixes and Unintended Spins

Book II: Chapter 32 : A Velvet Dagger
Emvee remarks about carrying heavy packages to the library often for her father.
Seth's only opportunity to ferry a package to the library is a pivot point and benchmark.

Book I: Chapter 12 : Hacienda Vidal
He pointed to a small and upside-down mark in the upper left corner of the crest. The tiny set of dents and scratches told Rafael that this helmet didn't fall off the head of Cortés. Though he was able to identify exactly where it was forged and by whom based on that mark, he didn't need it to know it wasn't Cortés'.

Despite my years of studying the region's history and the lofty suffixes behind my name, it wasn't until that night that I learned these Morions with this specific design weren't worn by him. They wouldn't be designed for another thirty years.

This benchmark for prophecies was itself a forgery. Still a magnificent find and a pivot point for a People but not a Truth as itself.

Is Truth the object or its associations?

The Unveiling

Original Film Treatment [2008] What became the Above Story of US6; a metaphysical study of the holographic relationship between a creator and its creation began as a father/son project Below.

Part Literary Experiment, Part Autobiographical Fiction.

The Characters
[as introduced]

  • Dr. Emit Archer
    US Asset | Warrant Officer USArmy | Archaeologist

  • Miriam Vidal Archer
    Deceased | American | Anthropologist | Wife

  • Jackson Archer
    US Asset | Army Special Forces | Son

  • Siméon Baaleth:
    British | Producer | Artifact Collector

  • Uncle Raphael Vidal
    Spanish | Artifact Reproducer

  • Angelica Esperanza
    The First Lady of NM | Collector

  • Dr. Sarah Kamen
    American | Emit's Grief Counselor

  • The Native American Boy
    Guides Emit to the Morion

  • Governor Esperanza (New Mexico)

  • Agent Clarke
    Homeland Security/NM Office

  • Mac The Mirror
    Rebel East American Sniper along US6

  • Seth Windstrom
    Governor's Photographer | Emit's Army Buddy

    Eliot Orta

    Turkish Descent/CIA/MI Liaison

  • Corporal Burke
    American Sniper Team/UNESCO Liaison

  • 'Irfaan Kish
    Iraqi Groundskeeper/UNESCO Liaison

  • Agent Emvee
    American CIA Operative/UNESCO Liaison

  • Timothy Gabhar
    American CIA Operative/Iraq

  • Alexi Weaver
    Irish G2 Intelligence Officer/UNESCO Liaison

  • Gabriella
    Maltese - Speaks only Lat

The Six of Us

This could be dangerous. Truth is hard to trust. Emit would talk about the intrepid apprentice marching on through Chapel Perilous or some allegory for initiation into the Mystery Schools, but I don't have that kind of flair and you don't have that kind of time.

"US6" is a highway that cuts across the heart of America. "US6" is a protein that cuts across the membrane of a cell and "US6" is us six, the fictional authors of this metaphysical thriller. We take turns telling our stories as heirs to an ancient and royal sibling rivalry between the Brotherhood and his Sisterhood of the Serpent. Swaping intrigues for high crimes we weave our world behind a veil.

Because in front of that veil, we're six children enslaved by human traffickers. Although US6 is a paracosm---an imaginary world that we’ve built together to cope, we've unearthed certain esoteric principles that may well be our escape... and yours




The Characters

About T.E. Ross

Tom Ross is National Creative Director for one of the largest broadcasters in the US. He's a former Governor-appointed member of a California Consumer Affairs* Board, an American Mensa Member Rogue Scholar and uncomfortable writing about himself in 3rd person. US6 is my first novel.

www.tomross.com BetaReadersGroup
*Board for Geologists and Geophysicists