2019 – mid-2021
The God Protocol
Crowdsourced funding forthcoming on the basis of the first edition of The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation supported the research and writing of The God Protocol.
The God Protocol identifies that mechanism in the Qur’an by which miscreant ruling elites of the past were made accountable to God, and delivers the same message of warning to the miscreant, worldwide ruling elite of today.
2018 – mid-2021
The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation
Crowdsourced funding forthcoming on the basis of the first edition of The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation supported the task of taking a good starting point to a finished work.
This edition builds upon the original hermeneutic method which informed the first but includes much new and finished thinking, including a a cogent and logically compelling solution to the 1,400-year-old problem of al ḥurūf al muqaṭṭaʿāt (or mysterious letters as they are known in English) in the Qur’an, as well as the definitions of ṣalāt, zakāt, and jinn on the basis of the Qur’anic text alone.
While The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation exposes unambiguous tensions between Traditionalist Islam and the book it claims as its foundational scripture, that result was not its motivation; its purpose was to provide a full corpus of documentation in support of Gerrans’ principle focus — a project which is summarised in Gerrans’ second work, The God Protocol.
mid-2013 – mid-2017
Return to a rational tradition
The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (first edition) was an entirely original work and personal research project, self-directed and self-funded.
It presents an entirely new hermeneutic method for approaching the Qur’an, designed to demonstrate that the Qur’an may be understood on the basis of its own internal mechanics, intrinsic definitions and pan-textual usage.
It included a first attempt to provide a full solution to the 1,400-year-old problem to the mysterious letters in the Qur’an. This work was extensively reviewed and updated between 2018 and 2021 and is now replaced by the 2021 edition.
August 2015 – November 2016
Cat among the pigeons
Contributed weekly columns on freelance basis to the Op-Edge department of Russia Today.
Briefed to write authentic, original copy to stimulate debate.
Succeeded in becoming one of RT’s most compelling writers, consistently generating traction among readers and on social media.
January 2010 – July 2014
Making words work
Opened and ran boutique PR consultancy helping companies in Moscow meet international communications requirements.
Services included: consultancy, translation, editing, and original copywriting.
Worked with the following either directly or via existing agencies: Borjomi, First Russian Recovery, InterRao, Microsoft, Mikhailov & Partners, Nomos Bank, Nordgold, Onetwotrip.com, Perimetrix, Rosinter, Russian Railways, Mikhail Prokhorov, Samsung, Seagate, Sollers, Telenor, TKK.
The nature of much of this work is confidential and covered by non-disclosure agreements; examples of non-confidential work are provided below:
September 2010 – November 2013
Everyone has a story
Devised, produced, wrote and presented two successful, popular weekly radio shows for the Russian state international English-language radio station Radio Sputnik (formerly Voice of Russia).
Total output: 180 shows.
September 2008 – August 2010
Director of International Projects
Engaged by Russia’s premier strategic communications company Mikhailov & Partners as client interface and personal consultant to high-profile Russian clients needing to engage effectively with target audiences via Western media.
The Holmes Report lists Mikhailov & Partners as following:
Number 1 Communications Consultancy in Central and Eastern Europe Mikhailov & Partners advises Russian and global business leaders, helping them to take and maintain the strategic initiative in building their reputations and managing communications.
The role focused on the creation and management of bespoke international campaigns for high-profile clients.
Responsible for annual budgets of one million USD with three direct reports and multiple out-of-house teams.
Key clients and projects below.