continue the tradition, we open the newsletter with Ancient Aliens.
“Season Three” of “Ancient Aliens” is
set to air from July 27 onwards, and this for a stunning sixteen
episodes. On April 12, there was a marathon session of filming
in our LA home, with no less than six hours of taped material,
which was on top of several hours filmed the previous month, at
which moment in time Kathleen became part of the Ancient Aliens
I had questions from all sixteen episodes, but as usual, I would
expect not to end up in all of them. However, I am very happy
to report that one episode, about “treasure”, features
both Rennes-le-Château and Rosslyn Chapel, and features
not only me, but also Kathleen, as well as our dear friends Tobi
Dobler and John Ritchie.
As Kathleen and I were spending time together in France, Easter
Monday was converted into taping the location shots for this episode
– an unexpected privilege for both of us! However, the filming
did not go without its challenges. At 8am, Kathleen was all miked
up to begin the first shot, when the camera failed to record.
In the end, a new camera had to be flown in from Paris, which
meant that at 4.30pm, we finally began to shoot, all the way till
nightfall. Who said television was glamorous? But it was definitely
In late March, I was also filmed for a Canadian documentary on
2012, which is aimed for DVD, and which is likely to appear in
Ancient Alien Question
the last newsletter, I have signed, written and delivered “The
Ancient Alien Question”, a book that will be released
on November 15, and which is already available for pre-order
I am happy to note that Giorgio Tsoukalos, Robert Bauval and David
Hatcher-Childress have endorsements on the back cover, and that
Erich von Daniken has written a foreword. This will be an important
release and I’ve been told that Barnes & Noble have
already shortlisted it.
The book came about unexpectedly, or at least, it found an enthusiastic
publisher unexpectedly. The staff at New Page Books approached
me to write for their new anthology,
“Exposed, Uncovered, & Declassified: Lost Civilizations
& Secrets of the Past”, and as I had just completed
the synopsis for “The Ancient Alien Question”, I sent
it to them. Days later, we were in contract negotiations!
If all things go according to plan, this book will be part of
a series, in which important questions about the great questions
that science does not address, are addressed.
early May, my ebook on 2012 was released. The release was delayed
from March, because the book is amongst the very first to incorporate
video on the iPad edition. Getting video (or audio) on ebooks
is a most recent development, but I am very happy that “2012,
Science or Fiction?” is amongst the trendsetters in
For anyone who needs to have a crash course in what 2012 is truly
about, this is a must read! And it is aimed at someone who wants
to have a quick, yet precise understanding of what 2012 and the
so-called 2012 phenomenon is about.
delivering one manuscript, I was obviously in the mood to continue
delivering. One such deliverable is “The
Stone Puzzle of Rosslyn Chapel” in ebook format. This
will become available soon. I am also completing a guidebook to
Rennes-le-Château, the text of which has been finalised.
Meanwhile, a project long in the making, is now approaching birth:
“The Feather of Life” program, which is a series of
courses, mentoring programs and like to bring back to life the
knowledge and wisdom of the Ancient Egyptians, in a format that
is accessible to our modern times. The program will be launched
later in the year and you will be amongst the first to learn about
and I spent a week in France and Spain in April. The indisputable
highlight of the trip was without a doubt being in the presence
of the Sudarium in the Cathedral of
Oviedo on Good Friday. The Sudarium is the cloth that was wrapped
around Jesus’ head as he was taken down from the cross.
Though one of the most important Christian relics, it is put on
public display only three times a year, one of them the end of
the Good Friday service in the cathedral, when the Sudarium is
brought out for approximately five minutes. We were on the second
row in the cathedral and were part of one of those extraordinary
moments in life that are hard to describe.
Our trip started, however, a week earlier, in Mont
St-Michel, definitely one of the wonders of the world, and
one of the earliest sanctuaries dedicated to the archangel Michael.
From there, we made our way to Brittany, where we were on the
trace of several Black Madonnas, one life-size and symbolically
watching over a labyrinth, as well as visiting the most impressive
megalithic area in the world, Carnac, where Kathleen and I received
an understanding into the megalithic alignments that will truly
change our understanding of those monuments forever! In fact,
we are heading back there in August.
From France, Kathleen returned to Los Angeles and I went on to
travel to Belgium and the Netherlands, to head to our home in
Scotland, and onwards to Glastonbury,
for the Megalithomania Conference, where I spent a delightful
three days in the company of some old and new friends.
The month before, in March, we 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!
A number of articles have since appeared on this site, reporting
on some of the wonders of New Mexico which we took in. Discovering
the image of Quetzalcoatl in Bandelier
was definitely a highlight of the year!
total unexpected privilege happened in February, in Los Angeles.
A few weeks before, 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. Each day,
and sometimes twice a day, a church had opened its doors so that
this precious relic could be put on display for veneration, normally
accompanied by a celebration of mass.
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…
something that will stay with me for the rest of my life!
and I are about to spend the next seven weeks in France, where
we will be leading two tours. A third
tour is scheduled for October and if you are interested in
joining us, there are still a small number of places available.
But hurry if you want to join us!
We will also be visiting parts of northern Spain, as well as Brittany
and other exciting parts of France, including, as mentioned, Carnac.
If you want to join us in Chartres on July 7-10, please let us
know as soon as possible. Though there is no limit on the size
of our group, finding accommodation in Chartres might become tricky.
Throughout the seven weeks on the road, you should – internet
connections willing – receive your normal article updates
on the site, and time and internet connections allowing, other
information in between. Facebook will likely be the main and most
immediate form of communication, however, as we report on delivering
an initiatory experience to the wonders of southern France to
more than – over the two trips combined – 75 people.
and continuing developments
blog is still appearing roughly every other week, in between normal
updates to the site. In recent weeks, I have also begun to experiment
with vblogs, placed on a YouTube
Channel, which is already linked to my Facebook
page, but not yet with my website. For that to happen, the
vblogs need to continue to occur, and this is likely to happen,
but no guarantee. I am happy that the feedback on the vblogs is
positive and that there were even some websites who are interested
in integrating it with theirs! No doubt to be continued, but not
necessarily as regularly as weekly. The future will tell! Meanwhile,
The Spirit Revolution
radio show still continues to grow – a development we are
most happy about – and we are as always looking for great
guests. If you know of any, please let us know.
And just to repeat: please know that I read all the emails I get
and that I try to respond to each one of them. If I do not reply
and you feel I should, just send the email again, until I do.
I will not be offended… but you cannot give up! It is one
of those facts that a short email normally needs only a quick
reply and is therefore easily done, whereas longer emails require
more time, often some thinking time, and that is not always a
Until next time!