continue the tradition by starting with Ancient Aliens. Who knew,
in 2009, that Ancient Aliens would have the popularity and the
shelf-life it is currently displaying? I certainly did not and
neither did anyone else involved in the production of it! After
16 episodes of Season Three, I was filmed for another 15 episodes
of Season 4 in December and January. The season began airing in
the US on February 17. The History Channel has revamped “History
International” to “H2” and Ancient Aliens is
premiering on that channel, though I am pretty confident that
“H1” will continue to schedule marathons and repeats
on the main channel sooner rather than later. Season 4 will feature
more in-depth discussions of certain topics explored in the previous
seasons, as well as feature some new topics, with interesting
The big event of the last few months has been the fact that on
November 15, my book, “The Ancient Alien Question”,
was published (available from all bookshops, as well as Amazon.com).
For almost two months it stayed in the top twenty on Amazon in
the New Age category, while in the run-up to Christmas, it was
selling at front tables at Barnes & Nobles across the country.
Sales-wise, it has been doing really well, including after the
holiday season. In fact, it occasionally re-enters the top twenty
of the New Age category at Amazon. There is also an audio
version of my book “The Ancient Alien Question”
available, for those who prefer to hear, rather than read information,
as well as electronic editions for Kindle and other electronic
platforms, though not the iBookstore.
Over the course of its promotion, I did around sixty radio interviews,
including Coast to Coast AM. All great fun, and I had no idea
there was so much radio out there!
In November, I also worked on a DVD version of The Ancient Alien
Question, which is currently in the final editing phase. The trailer
is up on YouTube. The
release date for this documentary is somewhere in the summer,
and I will of course keep everyone informed.
Apart from “Ancient Aliens”, I also featured in a
number of other television documentary, including “Civilization
Lost”, a two hour special on lost civilizations, and the
opening episode of “America’s Book of Secrets”,
both on The History Channel. For the latter show, it was great
to talk about Devil’s Tower, that enigmatic towering monument
that featured so prevalently in Steven Spielberg’s Close
Encounters of the Third Kind.
December 15, I had an essay published in an anthology, “Exposed,
Uncovered & Declassified: Lost Civilizations & Secrets
of the Past”. This book gave me the opportunity to relive
Marcel Mestdagh's research. He was the man who introduced me to
the ancient mysteries and his material was what initially brought
me into contact with the world of ancient aliens. The essay is
the first step of what will become a study that will take up some
years before a major book on this man and the lost megalithic
civilization will be published. But as a first step, read an overview
of Mestdagh's findings on the subject matter, which will show
that the civilization of Atlantis was real and that the findings
of Mestdagh, once properly understood, will transform the history
of the ancient world forever. Other contributors to this anthology
are Erich von Däniken, Frank Joseph, Nick Redfern, Thomas
G. Brophy, William Bramley, Adrian Gilbert, and many others.
One of my projects for this spring is to write the successor to
“The Ancient Alien Question”, titled “The Lost
Civilization Enigma”, which should reveal enough about its
the run-up to Christmas, Kathleen bought and read Stephen King’s
new novel “11/22/1963”, about the assassination of
President Kennedy. On a number of occasions, she was reading aloud
from the book and it infuriated me greatly that here was a man
who should know better than to believe what the debunkers had
written about the assassination. All the books King listed, were
written by adherents of the long gunman theory and I even wondered
whether it was the novelist in him who felt that the official
version was more easily adaptable to fictionalization (after all,
it already is fiction!) than the truth, as his wife Tabitha, as
mentioned by King, was convinced there had been a conspiracy.
So as Kathleen was finishing the book, I was working through my
old manuscript, readying it for publication as an ebook. On January
17, the book was released on Amazon
Kindle and since, it has become available for all other ebook
formats and platforms too.
In December, Kathleen and I flew
to Washington State to interview Jesse Marcel III, the grandson
of Jesse Marcel, the man who is at the center of the Roswell controversy:
whether or not an extra-terrestrial spaceship crashed in 1947
in the deserts of New Mexico. The result of this encounter will
be a DVD documentary, to be released this summer. It is also the
start of a series in which I will tackle a number of topics –
maybe as many as four per year. Filming for the second DVD occurred
in the middle of February, with Duncan Lunan on the topic of the
Green Children of Woolpit, in Woolpit itself. This is your typical
English village, but one could also feel the strange energies
of the place, especially the night we arrived, when you could
almost pinpoint the location from which the “otherworldly
energies” emanated from!
I also hope to finish two more manuscripts, one “Avenging
Anne Boleyn” and a third whose title and subject matter
I am currently keeping under wraps, as it’s a simple but
is a tour and travel heavy year. After a few months in Los Angeles,
we are now in Europe for several months, though Kathleen will
jump back and forth on a few occasions. The early part of March
will see a Writer’s Seminar held in Southern France; from
late April to early June, we will be doing four tours of France,
focusing on the Cathars, Mary Magdalene, and the Book of Love.
For all information, visit www.sacredfrance.com.
There are still spaces available for the April and May tours.
At the beginning of September, I will be speaking in Sarajevo
on the Bosnian pyramids and in October, I will be at the Paradigm
Symposium in Minneapolis. In early October, I will be in Peru,
leading a tour of the major archaeological sites there, while
in December, we are joining Dr. Carmen Boulter on her exploration
of Egypt. You will receive more information in special newsletters
about these upcoming tours.
and continuing developments
I held an introductory webinar
on the Feather of Life program and thought I could hold a series
of webinars in January/February. Alas, many of the projects listed
above, and especially the many radio interviews, did not give
me a clean calendar for this to be accomplished, and so it has
been rescheduled for later in the year – and hopefully as
soon as possible.
My blog is still appearing somewhat frequently, in between normal
updates to the site. 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