Carl Gibeily

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Carl Gibeily (IPA /ka:l ʤɪbeɪli/), born in 1966 in Lebanon, is a former Lebanese journalist for The Daily Star and The Gulf Online, and an author.[1] His writing and articles often question the relationship between East and West, and also examine the complex political, social and psychological issues prevalent in the Middle East. For example, his article 'A global duality', examines the animosity held by the West towards the East, with their horror of 'weapons of mass destruction' and fears of an end to Western democracy.[2] Gibeily has written three fictional novels: Pairing the Twain published in 1992 by The Book Guild; Blueprint for a Prophet, published in 1997 by Doubleday; and Greater than a Wall by Akkadia Press in 2017.[3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Born in Lebanon in 1966, Gibeily studied in Beirut, and then following the outbreak of the Lebanese Civil War completed his studies in the UK, first at the Oratory School, before reading engineering at Cambridge University where he was awarded an MA.

Later life[edit]

Gibeily's employment has been varied and colourful: he has worked as a chocolate salesman in Dubai, as a journalist for various newspapers and magazines, including The Daily Star in Lebanon, as an editor for the UN, and is now involved in publishing art books. In 1997, he wrote Blueprint for a Prophet. As of 2017, he resides in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and two children.[6] The author has latterly published Greater Than a Wall in the UK.

Written literature[edit]

Summary of Blueprint for a Prophet[edit]

The book is largely set in Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War, expatiating the fear caused by religious conservatism.[7] The novel entails the childhood of Samir Khoury who ruminates over his Greek nationality and forms the avocation of numismatics of Greek, Hellenistic tetadrachms. In conjunction, the story interweaves the deviltry of the 'Chosen One' named Khaled whose philosophical amorality develops from an unloved child into a terrorist vizier and leader of the 'Watan Arabi', 'Country of Arabs' during 2026. Ultimately, the English girl Maira formulates her theory of the 'Chronon Theory of Time' which carves the avenue to her employment within SETI Institute and the equivocal coincidence of '616', the archaic number of the devil.[8] Jacqueline Jondot, Professor at the University of Toulouse, acclaimed the literature as an exploration of 'les jeux de l'amour et de la mort', 'the joys of love and of death'.[9][10]

Summary of Greater than a Wall[edit]

Greater than a Wall presents a cataclysmic confusion between two families, the Israeli Lunzers, comprising Aron and his son Avi and the Zeitunis, Palestinian olive agriculturalists whose olive farm is bisected and consequently ruined by the wall which intersects the West Wall.[11] Avi, extorted by his father to complete his conscribed military, Israeli service, is caught in suspicious incident of a suicide-bombing attack by the gate at Qalqilya. Aron Lunzer investigates the incident of a fallen Israeli soldier under a surrogate anglicised name of Aron Lounger. His endeavours provide a route to encountering Lebanese Francophile Bernadette. In synergy, the two individuals uncover the abominable truth of the purported attack upon the IDF base.[12]

Summary of Pairing the Twain[edit]

When an experiment concerning gravity and egocentric spin go disastrously askew, the scientist George is projected into an alternative plane of existence, transported in mind into a reptilian body. He discovers his androgynous status as 'he' and 'she' among a bipedal society of undifferentiated civilians. Accosted by Khab, Chief Scientist, he discovers that he is the sole individual responsible for Earth's looming fate.[13]

Chronon Theory of Time (CTT)[edit]

Not to be confused with the Chronon
The published novels Blueprint for a Prophet and Pairing the Twain feature a salient theory of time entitled, 'CTT'. The CTT, should not to be confused with the chronon theory, positing a non-continuous progression of time, or the 'chronon', the necessary time taken for one photon of light to traverse the classical radius of the electron.^ The CTT evaluates the passage of time as the flow of quantum-time particles through the fabric of matter, thereby 'displacing' the matter in time. The CTT is in accord to the A-theory of time devised by McTaggart, whereby time is esteemed asymmetric and possessing clear tense and an arrow of time.[14][15]

Within Blueprint for a Prophet, the astrophysicist Maira analogises the progression of time to three entities of differing magnitude who stroll a coastline: an ant, a man and a giant.[16] These entities, as theorised in Blueprint for a Prophet, will (a) devise a meter corresponding to its own magnitude and therefore (b) perceive the fractal distance differently in proportion to the size. Analogously, the passage of time is relative to the agent and his mass, density and volume.

Integrally to the principal publication, time is reported by the author to dilate, proportionate to the expansion factor of the universe. Consequently, telecommunications received from ancient civilisations are postulated to cover a briefer time-frame than the modern relative second.


  1. ^ HMA Literary Agency, Gibeily. Carl, available from:
  2. ^ The Daily Star, Gibeily. Carl, A global duality. publ. 2008, available from:
  3. ^ Worldcat, Gibeily. Carl, Blueprint for a Prophet (London ; New York, publ. Doubleday, 1997), available from:
  4. ^ My Book Source, Carl Gibeily, available from:
  5. ^ biblio. Pairing the Twain, available from:
  6. ^ HMA Literary Agency, Gibeily. Carl, available from:
  7. ^ Worldcat, Blueprint for a prophet, available from:
  8. ^ Gibeily, Carl (1997). Blueprint for a prophet. London: Doubleday. pp. 34, 46.
  9. ^ Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Jondot. p. 14, available online from:
  10. ^ University of Toulouse, Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Jondot, available from:
  11. ^ Gibeily, Carl (2017). Greater than a Wall. United Kingdom: Akkadia Press Ltd.
  12. ^ Akkadia Press, Greater than a Wall, available from:
  13. ^ Gibeily, Carl (1997). Pairing the Twain. Lewes, Sussex: The Book Guild Ltd.
  14. ^ Gibeily, Carl (1997). Blueprint for a prophet. London: Doubleday. p. 46.
  15. ^ "Seminar on philosophy and time, Notes on McTaggart, 'the unreality of time'". Trinity Education.
  16. ^ Gibeily, Carl (1997). Blueprint for a prophet. London: Doubleday. p. 45.



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