Hi! I'm Mark Emerson, and this is my personal web page.
I have always been a person who thinks big. Some of my big thinking is briefly described on this page. I am grateful to the hundreds of people who have encouraged and supported me and various aspects of my work over the course of my life.
I was married for 17 years, and have been divorced since 1993. I have three sons and one grandson.
I was raised as an atheist. While studying math at UCLA, I started experiencing God in the mathematics (I graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Math, minoring in Music). That was just the beginning of my spiritual journey. Today, I am deeply devoted to God, and my life is completely surrendered to God.
My main spiritual teacher is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, with whom I've had a personal relationship since I met him in 1988. He is the founder of The Art of Living. The breathing, meditation and other spiritual techniques I've learned from Sri Sri have made it possible for me to handle my emotions and remain happy on the inside most of the time. I am deeply grateful for this!
AngelBase™ is a new, non-relational database platform technology I invented, starting in 1991. Database applications built on the AngelBase platform fundamentally empower end users, and this holds the potential to revolutionize the database industry. I raised startup capital for AngelBase in 1995. Beginning in 2002, two of my sons, David and Jonathan, joined me. By now, they are co-inventors of AngelBase. After many long years of struggle, in 2014, a miracle happened--we received an investment of one million dollars! In February 2015, we presented the first public demos of our AngelBase prototype, and people were impressed. We are presently upgrading the AngelBase prototype to the next level. When that is completed, there will be more public demos to raise another ten million dollars to develop the prototype into a family of AngelBase products and market them. In addition to empowering people technologically, AngelBase is targeted to uplift them spiritually. Access to AngelBase will be restricted to people and organizations who have solemnly vowed not to use computer technology for harmful purposes, such as warfare. For more information, please download the brochure at AngelBase.com.
In 2013, with Jonathan's help, I prepared a set of nine videos presenting a mathematical proof that God exists. It's called The G Proof™. Based on responses I've received from some atheists, who don't seem to "get it" when it's placed right in front of them, I am writing a book that will address their many objections. It's a dialog, modeled after Galileo's book, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems. However, the book project is currently on hold as I work on other projects.
I am also the founder of a spiritual organization, called The Legacy of the Angels, which holds worship services once a month. At our services, we are currently doing Angelic Rain Rituals to end California's drought emergency. I am stunned by the seeming success of these rituals. As explained in detail beginning here, each time we do the ritual, it rains. Are our rituals causing the rain? I don't know for certain, but I'm encouraged.
I love to teach and am very good at it. My teaching skills were first developed working one-on-one with hundreds of students as a private tutor, primarily in algebra and geometry. But I much prefer to be the teacher, rather than a tutor. Back in the 1970s, I taught mathematics and chemistry for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Later, I founded a private school that offered summer school classes in algebra and geometry for credit, writing my own textbooks on both topics. My teaching methods were extremely successful. For example, 100% of my geometry students were writing correct, 10-line proofs on the first day of class (a 4-hour summer class). That is a stunning achievement in math education. Half the geometry students were in my summer school to get ahead and said the proofs were fun. The other half had failed geometry and were repeating it. They couldn't believe that, after being unable to do a proof for an entire year, they were able to do proofs on the very first day of class! Students and their parents strongly praised my teaching: "Before this class I was completely turned off from math. Now it is a different story. I've gained a great deal of knowledge from this course and I'll carry it with me wherever I am." And, "My son seems to be ENJOYING math for the first time. That to me is GREAT progress." But alas, the forces of "political correctness" in the educational establishment eventually defeated my school, even as the parents of my students rallied to support me against the LAUSD School Board. I tried again in the early 1990s by creating a partnership with Crossroads School in Santa Monica, in which I taught evening classes in algebra and geometry (to LAUSD students), but was again defeated by the "educationist" bureaucrats, who care far more about their power than about educating students. I will ultimately defeat those stupid bureaucrats and the vast "educational" regime that supports them. My long-range plan is to use AngelBase to create systems that effectively teach algebra and geometry utilizing my successful methodologies and that are available to students worldwide, regardless of anything the bureaucrats do or fail to do.
For 13 years beginning in 1982, I worked as a software engineer for Hughes Aircraft Company, where I was responsible for a complex software system that drove a far-field range for testing satellite antennas. Later at Hughes, I moved to information technology, where I responsible for data quality. I quit my job at Hughes in 1995 when I got the initial funding for AngelBase. That was a glorious day!
Politically, I am a libertarian but am registered as a Republican. I believe there is a proper and very limited role for government. However, I believe that that United States government has become corrupted to the point of near tyranny. Most notable is the 9/11 massacre. Scientific evidence conclusively proves that all three skyscrapers in New York City (World Trader Center One, Two and Seven) were destroyed on September 11, 2001 by explosive demolition. For more information, see Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. It is far less clear who rigged the buildings with explosives and detonated them. But the role of the U.S. Government and the mainstream media in concealing the truth is undeniable, under two presidents, Bush (a Republican) and Obama (a Democrat). In my opinion, to trust such a government as "serving the people" is foolhardy and, frankly, stupid.
As a libertarian, I oppose laws that prohibit prostitution (see, e.g. this Libertarian blog on prostitution). I believe women should have the right to choose sex work to support themselves and their children. I also believe men should have the right to pay prostitutes for sex, especially when other women reject them sexually. There is a community of "pickup artists" who sell programs that teach men how to seduce women, but even with those methods, it's still difficult. And the stakes are high: either (a) a man's sexual needs get met, or (b) he suffers the adverse mental, emotional, physical and health consequences of "involuntary celibacy." Some men prefer a "sure thing" (Julia Roberts' words in the film Pretty Woman). The simple truth is that, with more women than would ever admit to it, men can instantly overcome stiff female resistance with money. In fact, I have written a book entitled The Prostitution Delusion™: Debunking 43 Myths That Falsely Condemn Prostitution* and Transforming It into worship of the Goddess. A circled note on the cover states, "There is NOTHING Wrong with Prostitution!*" A footnote on the cover states, "*As formally defined in this book, 'prostitution' excludes forcible acts." It is the first of five books. Dunno when I'll have time to complete the other four books!
I have been attacked and defamed on numerous occasions. Getting attacked is not pleasant, but it has made me stronger and wiser. The Internet is littered with some of this garbage. Here are my responses:
1. The most serious attacks came from the Agape International Spiritual Center, directed by Dr. Michael Beckwith, in connection with a spiritual practitioner there named Dolores Aguanno. Dolores is a brilliant and fabulous woman, who has created a successful children's musical theater program called dee-Lightful Productions. But her actions in connection with me do not match her words. I wrote a book about these experiences, entitled Love Is Not a Crime: The Agape Church Inquisition. The book was published as an ebook in January 2010, but it only covers the first two years (1996-1997) of a two-decade saga. I was excommunicated from Agape for a decade, beginning in 2000. My excommunication ended in December 2010, shortly after I defeated Dolores in court (the book actually helped me win in court). I am now on friendly terms with Dr. Beckwith. But the situation with Dolores (and hence with Agape) remains unresolved: her conduct with me is diametrically inconsistent with what she says (and with what Agape says), and I now have numerous witnesses to prove it. I have recently presented Dolores, Michael and Agape's attorney Rev. Cheryl Ward with a very reasonable and fair legal proposition to resolve the situation, and Dr. Beckwith told me he wants to talk with me about it. However, after repeated requests by me for such a meeting, no meeting has happened. God bless Dolores, Michael Beckwith, and everyone else connected with Agape Church who continues to rely on "political correctness" and sheer hypocrisy to avoid facing the Truth.
2. Another attack came in 2011 from a woman named Raven Williams, who maliciously posted outrageous falsehoods about me on a personal blog she maintained, and also on an extortionist website run by others called "bad boy". My friend Mark Pirro informed me that her blog defamed approximately 50 men and women. He organized successful legal action that got her personal blog taken down by a court order. On a separate front, attorneys in Las Vegas succeeded in getting the "bad boy" website taken down, but then its criminal operators relocated from the U.S. to North Korea, where they put the site back up with the same malicious data. Through other entities and websites that purport to stop defamation (for a high price), they are extorting people to remove the maliciously false posts. I refuse to pay them. God bless Raven, these criminals in NK, their extortion agents in the US, as well as anyone who reads and believes this garbage.
3. Yet another attack occurred in response to a personal website I created in 2009 (FindingMyGoddess.com) to attract a woman to marry. My thinking is so big and "outside the (politically correct) box" that it went viral and got about 300,000 views. The reactions were about 10% positive (people loved my site), but 90% negative, with all kinds of malicious ridicule. God bless them all!
I never wanted to be a lawyer, and I still don't. However, my life experiences, including government interference and severe harm done to me by Dolores and Agape Church, forced me to study and learn the law. When my sons and I were financially struggling in 2004, David suggested to me, "Why don't you do this for attorneys?" And so I did. For nearly a decade, I wrote thousands of legal documents for more than 100 attorneys. I did this work for the spiritual purpose of bringing the Light of God into the legal system (where it is desperately needed). I successfully promoted my spiritually-based legal work via email and the website LegalMission.org. Attorneys called ME for legal advice! I no longer do this work for others. But it has seasoned me in profound ways for what I will be doing for the rest of my life.
Thanks for reading. God bless you!