Site Orientation

Welcome and thank you for exploring Quadernity©, presented here as a full-length online blog-book.

Why the blog format? 

The multimedia-friendly platform enables us to use images, graphics, animations, and video to unfold Quadernity historically, symbolically, scientifically and practically.

Why online for free? 

Quadernity© is a logically coherent, psychologically supportive and spiritually affirmative model that should be made available to everyone interested, regardless of their ability to pay.  Although offered freely for the benefit of all, the material presented is protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced for profit or personal gain.

How is the site organized?

As a guide for this site’s organization, we can imagine Quadernity is the trunk of our tree.  The largest limbs are the main menu titles above the masthead graphic, which runs horizontally across the top of each page.

By clicking on the menu title itself, you will be taken to an introductory landing page for that heading.  Holding your cursor over mast-head titles will drop down sub-menus of chapters in some, not all, of the titles.  Please note the landing pages are accessed only by clicking their titles in the masthead and not from the drop-down menus.

The sub-menu lists chapters branching from the main limbs that spread from the tree’s trunk.  Many of the branching chapters drop down further, into enriching asides that offer finer detail.  These asides could be more technical or specialized, or just something tangential to the post.

For some readers, the asides may be perceived as an immediately helpful augmentation, while other readers may rather return to them at a later time.  For those in the first camp, an easy-access purple link is provided where appropriate within the main text.  For those of the latter persuasion, you may skip the link and access the asides at any other time, either from the drop-down menu or from the site map at the bottom of each page.

As twigs with twists and turns extend from branches, so shall some asides branch off even further, into essays of finer and finer detail.  You may follow the drop-down menus as you might surf the internet.

Down at the finest level, like little nodes on twigs, there are clickable links (underlined and emboldened words or phrases) that provide definitions or supplemental information to enhance comprehension.

Photos and graphics can be brought forward and enlarged by clicking on them.  You may even print from there if you choose to.  Use your back arrow to return to where you left off.

Start a video by clicking on the large white triangle in its center.  For best viewing, move your cursor off the video screen after activating.  If you wish to pause or rewind the video, pull your cursor back onto the viewing screen and the control buttons will again become visible.  The symbol that looks like a vertical equal sign will pause the viewing so you can study a slide.  To rewind for review, click and drag the progress bar back toward the left as far as desired.

For best understanding, readers are advised to move through the site as one would read a book, left to right across the main mast-head titles, and top down through the drop-down chapters and asides.

At the bottom of every page, you will find a Site Map that lists in sequential order all pages and asides.

About the Masthead Units

The Introduction is the landing page for the online book, extending a welcome from the author to explore Quadernity.  (You probably just came from there.)

The Site Orientation: You are here now!

Testimonials is where you will find thorough and thoughtful assessments of my body of work by highly-regarded professionals whose own esteemed work has intersected in some way with Quadernity.

Essential Vocabulary includes words that were coined, out of necessity, especially for Quadernity.  Also included are special definitions for ordinary words which have been used in a specific or uncommon way throughout this site.  Clickable links will be provided when these terms are first introduced, and you can refresh your memory at any other time by returning to this Essential Vocabulary listing.

All other units titled in the masthead are explored in an aside, linked to below in purple.  Short summaries and approximate reading times are given there for each of the units’ chapters and asides.  The estimates include time to watch any included videos; however, time to follow optional links to websites providing peripheral information cannot be predicted.

As reported, this blog book is a work in process.  Several of the masthead units remain under construction, although the topics to be covered in those units are all previewed in the following aside.

To explore what is to come, click this link: Aside: Titles with Summaries.

As a reminder, just close the aside when finished with it and you will be brought right back here to continue reading without the inconvenience of trying to find where you left off.  🙂

Fair Use Policy and Legal Disclaimer

Some of the illustrations on this site have been copied and pasted without knowing their original source.  If you are an artist whose work has not been credited, this is due to a lack of information on my part and no slight was intended.  I would appreciate having your written permission to keep showing these images, along with the credit due you.  Please inform me as to your copyright and how to correctly credit your work.

Links to other websites from this one should not be taken as endorsement of any kind.  Other views expressed on those sites may not reflect the views of this author.

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.  For further information on fair use, go to: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

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