us begin, as is customary, with Ancient Aliens. In early March,
the team of Ancient Aliens came to our Los Angeles home to film
six hours of interviews with Kathleen and me, for Season Three
of a series that is tapping right into the Zeitgeist. Both young
and old are watching this show and I even got recognized in a
Pasadena restaurant by one of the waiters as one of the faces
of Ancient Aliens.
Season Three, expected to begin airing in early July 2011, will
be sixteen one-hour episodes, making for a total of 48 hours of
Ancient Alien-material that has been screened since 2009! The
History Channel is continuously rerunning episodes, as well as
doing marathons, and the show is also shown in various other countries
where The History Channel is available. For all others who are
missing the shows, most episodes are also available on such sites
More screen news involves my participation in a new 2012 documentary
and I will keep you posted on that. My interview will be recorded
in late March.
with great pleasure that I can announce that together with Patrick
Bernauw, I am now a published fiction author! The work in question
is a Dutch novel, published by Manteau, and titled “Satan’s
Pope”. It details the late 19th century figure initially
recorded by J.K. Huysmans, a very controversial figure in the
French occult scenes, as he was the author of La-Bas. The main
focus of the book is Louis Van Haecke, chaplain of the Holy Blood
chapel in Bruges, who was deemed by Huysmans to be a most wicked
man, hence the title of the book. If you can read Dutch, we hope
you can enjoy this book. If not, an English edition will become
available in the not too distant future!
ebook on 2012 is almost finished. I will announce its publication
both here and on the site. It will be a landmark publication,
as it will contain not only the usual text, but links to internet
sites, videos, and a video interview with me, too, which was filmed
in January 2011 near Amsterdam.
I am also working on two eguides – ebooks that can be used
as guides to certain places. The first two eguides will be on
Rosslyn Chapel and Rennes-le-Château and will appear in
the next few months. Eguides are a new concept, with the new technology
allowing such developments. Any ebook-enabled phone or device
will even allow you to use the eguide on the site itself!
am also completing a manuscript, The Ancient Alien Question, which
should see publication in late 2011 and which tackles the topic
of Ancient Aliens.
from all the above, I was very happy to see Atlantis Rising publish
two of my articles in one issue, one on the Egyptian Revolution,
the other on the Virgin of Kazan. It was the first time Atlantis
Rising ever allowed two contributions from one author. I now also
have a bi-weekly blog on my website, and have two columns, one
in the Dutch magazine Frontier and one on the Dutch alternative
the bones of Mary Magdalene
In February, we learned – by coincidence – that the
relic of St Baume, the tibia of Mary Magdalene, was going to tour
Southern California, making its way down from San Francisco to
San Diego. The relic is one of the most renowned relics of this
saint, and key to her sojourn in Southern France.
Both Kathleen and I had seen the relic in its native setting of
St Baume – as recently as May 2010 – but the opportunity
to see this relic while on tour in California was not going to
be missed. A number of factors – and a very late and impromptu
adjustment of our own plans – meant we saw the relic in
Hollywood, at St Victor’s, on March 5. We were too late
for mass, but were happy to see (as we entered) that the relic
could be approached and even touched – in its display cabinet
– by all those desiring to venerate it. In fact, you could
venerate it more closely and more personally than in its French
Afterwards, we made our way to the little (mobile) information
booth, where through a series of interesting coincidences, Kathleen
was identified by Paula Lawlor, the organiser of the tour, and
we all got to talk, me with Father Thomas, the Dominican priest
of St Baume whom we had see celebrate mass in May in St Baume
and who accompanied this relic throughout California.
When the veneration was about to end, Father Thomas unexpectedly
asked whether I could help him carry the relic to the car, so
they could make their way to Montclair – the next step on
the pilgrimage. And so I ended up carrying the bones of Mary Magdalene
in what was a most surprising and unexpected and beautiful little
procession. So I put Mary Magdalene in the back of a car…
and I went to visit MAX and its caretaker JoAnn Parks in Albuquerque.
Of all the known ancient crystal skulls – of which there
are only a handful – MAX is the only one currently travelling
and exhibited regularly. Kudos has to go to JoAnn who has travelled
with MAX for more than a quarter century across the States and
beyond, so that people can meet MAX and hear his message.
It is my belief that the ancient crystal skulls were given to
some privileged Westerners several decades ago by the Mayans of
Central America so that the West could be confronted with new
tools to experience the divine and learn the ways of the Mayans
– an endeavour that has certainly succeeded. JoAnn related
the story of how the skull belonged to an American red hat lama
Norbu Chen who lived in Houston and who had received the skull
in Guatemala and how he passed it to JoAnn. It sat in her closet
for ten years, before he began to speak to her, telling her his
name was MAX – and not “a rock in a box” –
and she accepted her mission to travel the world to show the skull
MAX is a remarkable creature – consisting from five different
types of crystal, and carved in such a way that where the layers
meet, provides an aesthetically enhancing quality to the skull
itself. It was a privilege to spend a day in his company!
Meanwhile, Compassion, the recently discovered crystal skull,
is also taken out more and more to audiences. I am glad to hear
that Joe, its caretaker, had a sell-out event in Santa Cruz (California)
April, Kathleen and I will spend a week in France and Spain, after
which I will travel to Belgium and the Netherlands. I will also
be attending the Megalithomania
conference in Glastonbury in mid May. If you are in any of these
places when I am there, let me know!
Most of our summer – July and August – will be spent
in France, where we will be leading two sold-out tours through
the wonders and mysteries of the Languedoc. If you can make it
to Chartres for July 7-10, don't miss out on a guided tour of
the town and especially the cathedral. A unique opportunity!
cannot leave you without underlining that Kathleen and I still
have a weekly radio show, The
Spirit Revolution. You can now also listen to the latest archived
show directly from my homepage, but all the other methods of listening
either live or to our archives remain available. Find out more
on the show's own website.
slogan of my site is “To prepare for the future, you have
to understand the past” and is derived from the television
series Heroes. However, I am slightly changing that slogan, to
“Ancient knowledge will give us a future”, to better
express my conviction that ancient wisdom needs to come back.
Without it, we don’t have a future. It is time to be intelligent,
time to be wise. Science in the manner it is practiced today simply
is not good enough to be given the central position it has in
our lives; neither is religion. Both are cerebral and based on
rules and dogma, rather than on spirituality and wisdom. This
is the true Spirit Revolution that should be and is happening,
and I invite all of you to spread the word!