World Explorers in China
was pleasantly surprised to see, last night, that the newsstand
section of Barnes & Nobles stocks “World
Explorer Magazine”, run by my good friend David Hatcher-Childress.
The latest issue of World Explorer Magazine (Vol. 5. No. 8) features
my article on the pyramids of China,
as well as a most interesting article by David himself, on the
quest for the Lost Dutchman Mine in the Superstition Mountains
near Phoenix, Arizona. There is also the usual mix of information
on cryptozoology, Professor Wexler, and much more news.
Angels in the Darklore
the fifth time running, I have made a contribution to Daily Grail’s
Greg Taylor Darklore. In the fifth volume, I tackle the subject
of the Angelic Society. Other
contributions are Dr. David Luke on the beings encountered during
DMT trips, Mike Jay on H.G. Wells, Richard J. Andrews on crop
circles, Nick Redfern on mammoths, Blair MacKenzie Blake on the
occult influences of The Sirius Mystery and Robert Schoch on the
moai of Easter Island. Greg Taylor himself tells how Martin Gardner
bamboozled the skeptics in the case of history's greatest spirit
medium, while my old friend Theo Paijmans takes you through the
fairies' portal. As is usual, Darklore
comes in hardcover and paperback.
Another Crystal Skull
84 (November-December 2010) of Atlantis Rising headlines my article
on Compassion, the latest Crystal Skull on
the block. Other articles include Gregory Little on the Hall of
Records, Robert Schoch on Psychic Warfare in Romania, Steven Sora
on Egyptian connections in Illinois, as well as articles on the
power of prayer, vimanas, human longevity, Atlantis and much more.
In the US, Atlantis Rising
is newsstand and available from bookshops like Borders and Barnes
is doing the news rounds: that Gerardo Aldana, a professor of
the University of Santa Barbara, has identified that the Mayan
Calendar does not end in 2012! Alas, that is not the case…
as will become apparent from reading the articles under the sensationalist
headline in the piece by Stephanie Pappas, who herself uses the
word "may" when describing the Long Count Calendar
"may" not end on December 21, 2012 AD!
As John Major Jenkins comments: “There is no actual evidence
provided as to why the placement of the 13th Baktun period ending
in the Maya Long Count calendar might need to be revised to a
later date. The framing of the entire piece as a corrective to
the doomsday hype is a false framing, since (as I’ve been
saying for 20 years), there is no evidence that the Maya thought
about 13 baktun cycle endings as signaling apocalyptic events.”
Entering into the detail, Jenkins adds: “The piece reports
on the work of Aldana, which purports to show why “the GMT”
correlation is incorrect, or at least not well supported. Throughout
the piece, no distinction is made between the original GMT correlation
which Thompson supported in 1950 and Lounsbury’s attempt
to revive an earlier version of this, which placed the correlation
two days later. Thus, we have a smearing between the two positions
as “the GMT”, which is misleading because while it
is true that Lounsbury’s work is flawed, as I showed in
my 1992 book previously mentioned, the GMT supported by Thompson
in 1950, which results in the December 21, 2012 date, was rooted
in an interdisciplinary argument which included historical, ethnographic,
calendrical, Carbon 14 testing, and astronomical considerations.”
“According to the piece, Aldana apparently believes that
“the GMT” was based largely on historical documents.
This is simply not accurate.” Jenkins feels that it is a
“misleading piece written by Pappas, which ends up easily
being identified as yet another item of disinformation further
muddying the waters of the 2012 discussion. Ironically, I could
respond to and correct this misunderstanding of the correlation
question by taking a half-page of quotes directly from my recent
book The 2012 Story. It would be interesting to see if such a
fact-based corrective would also be posted on multiple “science”
sites in the same way that Pappas’s piece has enjoyed a
For accurate, non-tabloid treatment of the 2012 phenomenon, see
my DVD and online
Finally, another pyramid?
pyramids, across the world, are examples of a whole nation working
together in constructing a monument that would withstand the test
of time. In 2009, the Ward family of Leeds felt that it was high
time that the nations of the world united, and built another pyramid.
We are now a global village, and could we pool our resources to
construct a symbol of unity, love and peace?
Since the summer of 2009, all nations of the world have received
letters from the Wards, asking for their support for The Earth
Pyramid. Amongst those who have given their support so far are
Nobel Peace Winners Desmond Tutu and Jose Ramos Horta of East
Timor, as well as the governments of more than twenty countries
– several more requesting further details before being able
to offer their support.
I had the privilege of meeting Steven and his family and getting
to know the initiative in detail. The pyramid would contain millions
of messages from people from all over the world, preserving their
message for the future – in the hope that in 1000 years,
this part of the pyramid will be opened. The pyramid itself should
rise to a height of fifty metres; its location will be decided
by a global vote, in which a school in each country is asked to
make a case as to which country should ideally be suited to see
this pyramid erected. As two of the messages read: “This
world needs to work together instead of fighting.” And:
“Peace is not utopia. It is about disarming our armed consciousness.
Only then can unity be achieved.”
To learn more about the project, please visit their website;
if you want to offer your support to this initiative, please contact
me or the project
The Other Shroud
article on the Oviedo Sudarium is now
also available in the September-October edition (number 83) of
Atlantis Rising. Other articles in this issue are on Cygnus-X3
and human destiny, ancient giants and DNA, Nikola Tesla and the
God Particle, Water Wizards of Arizona, The Bruton Vault and much
more. In the US, Atlantis
Rising is newsstand and available from bookshops like Borders
and Barnes & Nobles.
Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon Man-made
was a difficult year for the Bosnian Pyramid
project, largely because of financial constraints as a result
of the global economic crisis. But for the 2010 archaeological
season, a large international team was assembled and this has
led to a series of advances. Apart from continued work in the
tunnel complex, the Pyramid of the Moon has been designated as
the principal site for this year’s excavations.
The Pyramid of the Moon is enigmatic, for a few years ago, it
was not clear whether this was a natural curiosity or a man-made
structure. A number of geologists noted that if not man-made,
it was nevertheless one of the greatest geological curiosities
on the planet. It could have been the reason why a religious complex
– including other pyramids – was built by our ancestors
to incorporate a natural structure that appeared to have been
made by the gods.
But the most recent excavations, started in June 2010 and still
ongoing, strongly suggest that the Pyramid of the Moon, too, is
man-made. Its top surface has now been shown to be a combination
of paved terraces and clay layers. There are vertically positioned
rows of stone plates that separate sections of this top surface.
Even more importantly, Italian and Spanish archaeologists have
discovered artificially-made water channels that were clearly
used as part of a drainage system. A number of steps, made out
of sandstone, have also been identified.
190 metres high, the Pyramid of the Moon is therefore well on
its way to be distinguished as the second largest pyramid on earth,
but because we are confronted with one of the largest pyramid
complexes in the world, it will also take several more years before
the full extent and beauty of it will be fully unveiled.
Fractal Time software released
am happy to report that Peter Meyer has created a CD about TimeWave
Zero. Peter is the man who developed the Fractal Time software,
a great application for exploring McKenna’s TimeWave theory.
The CD contains the software, as well as a number of articles,
detailing the TimeWave – about which many myths, misconceptions
and like go about. To quote Peter – who co-operated with
McKenna for many years: “There is a large amount of misinformation
on the web concerning Timewave Zero. This CD-ROM is the primary
and most complete source for accurate and reliable information
on this subject. Any claim made on any website about Timewave
Zero which is not supported by what is on this CD-ROM is probably
information on the CD and how to purchase it, click here.
Evidence of Tutankhamen’s European Ancestry Covered up by
saga continues. Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council
of Antiquities Zahi Hawass has been
found out, clearly sitting on DNA results that indicate the racial
ancestry of Pharaoh Tutankhamen. Inadvertently filmed by a television
crew, the results reveal that the Pharaoh’s DNA is a 99.6
percent match with Western European Y chromosomes.
The DNA test results were inadvertently revealed on a Discovery
Channel TV documentary filmed with Hawass’ permission. On
the Discovery Channel broadcast, the camera pans over a printout
of DNA test results from King Tut – but receives no further
comment. The test results show STR (Short Tandem Repeats) values
for 17 markers. Once processed, they show that there is a 99.6
percent fit with the R1b haplogroup, which is the most common
Y-chromosome haplogroup in Europe, reaching its highest concentrations
in Ireland, Scotland, western England and the European Atlantic
The evidence means that Tutankhamen’s paternal lineage was
European, which adds further weight to other findings to do with
the mummy of Ramses II, who had reddish blonde hair and Caucasian
features. Red hair is virtually exclusive to Caucasians.
It will be interesting to see how (or whether) Hawass will react
to this news, and how long it will be before this study is officially
released – if ever.
Talking about Glorious Information Friday’s
had the pleasure of being interviewed for The
Black Fridays, hosted by Wes Owsley. We covered UFOs, the
Island of Iona, Chartres Cathedral, and much more, arguing that
what the world needs now, is a spiritual revolution…
The Copper Scroll Conundrum
exclusive article for Atlantis Rising, on the Copper
Scroll, is now available in the July-August edition (number
82). I argue that the treasure detailed in it, was likely found
even before the Scroll was discovered! Other articles in this
issue are on body wisdom, Easter Island’s mystery script,
time travel and the US Military, Caravaggio, William James, and
much more. In the US, Atlantis
Rising is newsstand and available from bookshops like Borders.
From Shrouds to Mirrors
many will know, I travel a lot. But getting to Turin to see the
Shroud involved outrunning a volcanic
plume… and barely making it! As no-one could confirm my
planned flight to Turin would take off, I left two days early,
in a total hurry. Even then, when arriving at Edinburgh airport,
the flights I had booked just two hours before, had been cancelled,
and thus began a flight to Gatwick, a trip across London and the
fortunate coincidence that the Rome flight had, after all, free
seats (in spite of what I had been told in Edinburgh). Just before
midnight, I saw Kathleen and Conor in the shadows of the Pantheon.
The bonus day in Rome meant I could – finally – see
the inside of the Vatican (something I had not been able to achieve
on previous visits) and with Kathleen’s The
Poet Prince coming out, it was very appropriate to see the
traces that the Medici popes left here – and elsewhere in
next few days were all shroud related: we saw the shroud three
times in 24 hours – a magical experience, especially the
final viewing, where we were the final group of the day and were
therefore not rushed through. The shroud is a remarkable artefact
and when you see it and read up on it, there is little to no doubt
the shroud is real.
Then we picked up the car and began a 3000 miles journey, with
first stops at Chambery and Bourg-en-Bresse, both locations where
the shroud had been. Next stop – and party: the gypsy festival
at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Though I had visited Saintes-Maries
before, this was my first festival experience, when the town grows
to forty times its normal population. Seeing thousands of people
revering and practicing their belief so openly is – especially
in the 21st century – wonderful, even though this year’s
procession was apparently more subdued than previous ones. We
then stayed on the “beyond the books” paths with visits
to Sainte-Baume, Avignon and Tarascon. An article on this will
appear here in the not too distant future.
stop was Rennes-le-Château, home
away from home, where Toby and Gerda continue to be Martha to
all those coming to the Villa Bethania. It was nice to catch up
with Henry Lincoln, who is now in the garden on most days, and
is “weller”. Things happen in Saunière’s
garden by magic, so we ended up leading a group of Californian
tourists who were exploring the Magdalene in France to her sanctuary
in Carol, while Kathleen and I spoke
about writing and being published to a Norwegian group who were
on a writing course in the South of France. Kathleen and I met
in Rennes, so it holds a very special place in our heart. And
it is good to see that we are not alone, as more and more people
begin to experience the magic of the place – rather than
the silly treasure seeking that was once its most common appeal!
We then began our trek north, with first stop Beaune and a visit
to the Louis Jadot wine caves. We spent a wonderful day in the
company of Olivier, learning so many things about the alchemical
process that is winemaking – and the expertise of its staff
in accomplishing this.
Next was Vezelay, another first, before returning to that “other
home”, Chartres. Restoration
work continues inside and outside of the cathedral and there is
a danger that in one or two years, the labyrinth will be off-limits
because of this. We also learned that for the first time, the
Church will not open the labyrinth on June 21, underlining once
again the bullish nature it has in dictating who can walk the
labyrinth when. Both Kathleen and
I continue to be outraged, and renewed our vows to never stop
pointing out this wrong.
day was crowned with attending a concert of Lea Gilmore and Marc
Borms, along with several other leading gospel singers, inside
another beautiful church in Chartres. Lea's voice is phenomenal
and a great time was had!
final stop was Versailles, to explore the palace and its gardens
– where there is far more intrigue than most would believe…
within touching distance of the Hall of Mirrors.
Finally, I would like to thank everyone who was on or crossed
our paths, and especially Mary, Isy, David, Snoop Dogg and the
many “residents” and visitors in the garden…
while we can only wonder how it came about that upon Conor’s
return to Los Angeles, out of 300 people on a flight, he became
the spokesperson for all things Lindsay Lohan!
The Arrival of The Poet Prince
who know me, know my passion for the Italian Renaissance,
as it was a paradigm changing period in European history. For
years, I have tried to highlight the work of the father of this
movement, Cosimo de Medici, and his close friend, Marsilio Ficino.
Now, my partner Kathleen McGowan has brought this period of history
alive like I have never seen before. Her latest novel “The
Poet Prince” is a true masterwork.
Though some might argue I am slightly prejudiced towards being
positive to Kathleen’s work, when it comes to the Renaissance,
I put the bar high. But “The Poet Prince” like no
other has been able to show the depth, extent and beauty of what
the Italian Renaissance really was. From the magical works of
Botticelli to the passion of Lorenzo de Medici, as well as the
evil manipulations of the Vatican and their efforts to stop this
movement at all costs. Indeed, did you know that the Vatican excommunicated
Lorenzo de Medici for the simple fact that he had survived an
assassination attempt that had been ordered against his life by
the Pope himself?
The Poet Prince arrived in the United States on May 25 and in
many other countries and languages afterwards. In fact, Kathleen
is now translated in 31 languages, which is phenomenal. You will
laugh, cry and fall in love with not only the historical characters,
but will also be at the edge of your seat with the adventures
of Maureen and Berenger.
spent Mayday at the NEXUS Conference in Amsterdam, where speakers
included the likes of Nick Pope, Marcus Allen, Jim Humble, Harry
Oldfield and Andy Thomas. Several of the speakers are good and/or
old friends of mine – though it had been more than a decade
since I’d seen Nick! So it was great to catch up with them
The day before the conference, April 30, is Queen’s Day
in the Netherlands, where hundreds of thousands of people descend
onto the streets of Amsterdam for what must be one of Europe’s
biggest open air events. Thousands of stalls line the streets
and canals, many of them offering garage sale items. It is a sight
to be seen, and never forgotten!
A good time was had by all, as is in evidence in this photograph,
taken while out with some of the speakers. From left to right:
Marcus Allen, me, Nick Pope, Harry Oldfield, Evy King and Herman
Following the Labyrinthine Path
article on labyrinths, created from the two articles on labyrinths
on this site, is featured in the May-June edition of Atlantis
Rising (number 81). Other articles in this issue are on failed
prophecies, John Dee and James Bond, the Watchers, immortality
and reincarnation. Another great read. In the US, Atlantis Rising
is newsstand and available from bookshops like Borders.
with my partner Kathleen McGowan, I have launched a new project:
Anne Boleyn.com. The second
wife of King Henry VIII, Anne is currently one of history’s
most controversial women… the new Mary Magdalene.
Now, you may ask, why focus on a 16th century queen, when there
are no doubt greater mysteries screaming for attention? The answer
is: true, and not so true.
The red line through all my research is to focus on the good,
the bad and the unobserved. Often, this is done in the fringe
sciences or historical conundrums, where few have gone before,
or where there is great controversy, but not clarity. Well, the
latter is definitely the life and times of Anne Boleyn, even though
many have treaded on the subject. “The bad” as to
how we have arrived at “bad history” and how that
has become accepted, is perfectly illustrated in the case of Anne
Boleyn and needs to be both exposed, and serve as a perfect illustration
of how bad science works.
Kathleen and I intend to illustrate precisely how these manipulations
have worked their way to make Anne Boleyn one of the most abused
characters in history – through no fault of her own. In
Anne Boleyn, we have a subject which will be able to illustrate
aspects of our history, which pyramids or other enigmas are unable
At the moment, the site is embryonic, but over the coming months,
it will grow into its full potential. See how history was rewritten,
and how it will be rewritten again, to let the truth come out!
Down in the Edinburgh Underground
had the pleasure of visiting Gilmerton
Cove – an enigmatic underground structure in suburban
Edinburgh. The cave complex is manmade – hewn out of sandstone
rock – and sits just below street level. When it was made,
no-one is sure of. It definitely existed three centuries ago,
when a local blacksmith, George Paterson, enhanced sections of
the complex, but the structure itself is definitely older –
though, again, how old, no-one can tell. Some speculate it was
used by the Knights Templar, others that a Scottish version of
the Hellfire Club gathered here. For others it was a drinking
den, or a meeting place of a secret society, or forbidden or suppressed
religion. The complex has indeed three carved-out stone tables
in three rooms, as well as a well that does not reach water, two
passageways that might lead somewhere, but which are currently
unexplored, and a number of rooms whose purpose remains a mystery.
For those willing to explore the Cove themselves, please note
it is by appointment only. Many, however, take in Rosslyn Chapel
and the Cove in the same day and you will not be disappointed
when exploring this enigmatic underground complex. Click
here to find out how to get in!
Ancient Aliens Return!
in December and March, I was extensively interviewed for the History
Channel’s Ancient Aliens. Last year, Ancient Aliens
turned out to be the History Channel’s highest rated show,
and therefore, this year, they are back, for much more! On April
20, a series of five two-hour specials will air weekly at 8pm,
finishing on May 25 (there will be no show on May 18). From what
I understand, I will be in more than one episode and some of the
other appearances on the show are by Buzz Aldrin, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
and David Hatcher Childress and no doubt many, many more.
The first shoot in December was in the heart of Hollywood, while
for the second shoot, the crew came to our home in Los Angeles,
turning our living room into a veritable film set. I answered
a total of just under 150 questions over the course of these two
interviews on topics like crystal skulls, the Metal Library, ancient
technology, and much more. The photograph is from the first shoot,
with David Soper on the left. Can I express my thanks to Prometheus
Entertainment and the entire crew for a most enjoyable experience,
on both occasions and for the little gift received. You can also
become a fan of the series on Facebook.
Paranoia in book format
has changed from a quarterly magazine to an annual edition. I
am very pleased that its first volume, PARANOIA: The Conspiracy
Reader, Volume 1, is now published. I contributed an article on
2012, while other articles focus on the Apollo moon landings,
Osama bin Laden, the Necronomicon, UFO abductees, Robin Hood,
and much more. To order, visit my Amazon bookstore.
Atlantis Rising digs into Giza
article on the “unknown catacombs of Giza” is the
cover article for the March-April edition of Atlantis
Rising (number 80). Other articles are on Solzhenitsyn and
the supernatural, the great airship of 1897 and the question whether
Native Americans sailed to the Old World before the arrival of
Europeans in America.
The heat is on in the Climategate debate
February-March issue (March-April for US) of NEXUS
Magazine is running my feature article on Climategate.
In late 2009, a series of emails was uncovered that showed that
the “science” behind manmade global warming was defective
– if not outright false. The article untangles the various
strands and shows how science and politics in the 21st century
has sometimes become a den of lies.
Atlantis Rising probes Dan Brown
Rising is running my article on “The
Lost Symbol” in its January-February 2010 issue (number
79). Other articles are on Roswell, King Arthur, Mount Shasta,
Kundalini, Romans in America, a neurosurgeon’s quest for
the soul and Mark Twain’s paranormal travels.
The Spirit Revolution Begins
McGowan and I have started our weekly one-hour radio show, The
Spirit Revolution, on BBS
Radio 1. We are both tired of the apocalyptic overload that
is being thrust upon the world in regards to 2012, and want to
be a positive force for counter-balancing that fear: fear of destruction,
fear of the “end of the world”. Fear rules, and it
can rule absolutely if you feed it with ignorance. Our mission
is to prove that 2012 represents The Beginning of the World, and
feed that notion of positive change and hope with wisdom and enlightenment.
Each week we will feature guests with similar and harmonious missions
to make the world a more beautiful, joyous and abundant place
for all. We will recommend tools – books, DVDs, websites,
courses, programs – to help everyone on their path to a
personal and global Spirit Revolution. Here’s to the journey
– thank you for joining the Revolution! We are on each Tuesday,
at 6pm PST. If you miss the broadcast, you can find archived material
of our most recent shows on our
website, as well as from iTunes.