involvement with so much of the mysteries of the ancient world
began in the early 1990s, when I was entrusted with the material
of a Belgian historian, Marcel Mestdagh. Almost twenty years later,
New Page books' anthology Exposed, Uncovered
& Declassified: Lost Civilizations & Secrets Of the Past
gave me the opportunity to relive Mestdagh's research, in 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 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 Daniken, Frank
Joseph, Nick Redfern, Thomas G. Brophy, William Bramley, Adrian
Gilbert, and many others.
Launch of the Feather of Life Program
am happy to announce the launch of the Feather
of Life Program. This program is a series of five 90 minute
webinars that brings back the Wisdom Tradition of Ancient Egypt.
To see a free, 45' webinar recording of the introductory session,
Confirmation of the 2012 “End date”
have little over a year to go before the Mayan Long Count Calendar
“end date” of December 21, 2012. Until recently, the
only archaeological discovery containing a reference to this event
was an inscription on the site of Tortuguero. But on December
1, 2011, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and
History announced it had identified a second reference to the
date, on a carved fragment at Comalcalco, a ruin near Tortuguero.
The inscription is on the face of a brick. Comalcalco is unusual
among Mayan temples in that it was constructed of bricks.
Arturo Mendez, a spokesman for the Institute, said the fragment
of inscription had been discovered years ago and has been thoroughly
studied. It is not on display and is kept in storage at the institute.
For all things to do with the Mayan Long Count Calendar and what
these inscriptions mean, see my 2012
ebook or DVD.
The Ancient Aliens have arrived!
am extraordinarily proud to announce the arrival of my new book,
The Ancient Alien Question. The newborn actually arrived two
weeks early, as Barnes & Nobles is doing a special in-shop
promotion, which will be repeated in the run-up to Christmas.
Of course, the book is also available on Amazon.com.
There is a massive promotion campaign associated with the book,
across television, print and especially radio. I have done approximately
twenty out of more than forty scheduled shows. Visit my
Facebook page, where I will keep you posted where I am when.
I would like to thank and congratulate everyone at New Page books
for an extremely beautifully produced book. Ebook editions will
follow shortly, later followed by a number of foreign editions.
I am told there are actually five publishers interested in a Russian
Finally, I need to share this lovely story: “My son just
cajoled me into buying him a copy as well - he's 6. He and his
brother play "Ancient Aliens" and he always wants to
be you. His brother is always Giorgio. He says that he knows he
won't be able to understand the whole book, but he will be very
happy to have it on his shelf next to his Indiana Jones Crystal
Skull. You are inspiring greatness and inquisitiveness in my children
- THANK YOU!”
Triangles for Atlantis Rising
90 (November-December 2011) of Atlantis Rising this time includes
my contribution on the Triangular Lodge
in Rushton, England. Other articles are Indians and their alien
folklore, reincarnation, Christopher Dunn on the pyramids, the
effigy mounds, and much more. In the US, Atlantis Rising is newsstand
and available from bookshops Barnes & Nobles. You download
a PDF from their website,
optimized for the iPad.
Remembering the Innocents
Scotland, I live on the spot where, on Halloween 1590, allegedly
200 witches raised the devil, in
an effort to kill King James VI, on his return from Denmark with
his wife Queen Anne. Whether the coven happened or not, is up
for debate, though there is sufficient evidence that shows that
groups of people at the time were practicing “alternative
forms of medicine”, including several midwives. The group
was rounded up, and virtually all were burnt as witches.
James VI decided to follow a vogue that was popular in Europe,
in an effort to show to “his” people that “evil”
lurked amongst them – and everyone was a suspect…
and could be rounded up. Since a few years, because of where I
live, I take today as the day to remember those that died innocently.
The Ancient Aliens Webinar: Questions & Answers
September 20, 2011, I will take you beyond the popular History
Channel series and expand on my vision of what the Ancient Alien
Theories are. This is a unique opportunity to interact with me
and ask the questions that have always been on your mind, as well
as hear what is on other people’s mind. The webinar starts
at 9pm EST, last two hours, and costs 9.99 dollars. You can register
The Great Work in Atlantis Rising
89 (September-October 2011) of Atlantis
Rising this time includes my contribution on the enigmatic
alignment of building just outside of Paris, the Great
Work of French President Mitterrand. Other articles are on
Ancient Astronauts, Nicholas Roerich, Out of Body Experiences,
Time dilation, Atlantis, and much more. In the US, Atlantis Rising
is newsstand and available from bookshops Barnes & Nobles.
We Were Rocked
two successful Sacred France 2011 trips in July, we travelled
to Spain, for a few days of relaxation in the lovely Port Lligat,
in the shadow of the home of Salvador Dali,
before taking in Girona and Montserrat. Then we made our way back
north, to Carnac and onwards
Mont-St-Michel, via Rocamadour, with Paris, London and North
Berwick on the final legs of our journey.
My passion for Dali is long-standing and deep and it was a delight
to see the surroundings in which he lived and painted. To see
the harbour and clouds at Port Lligat that he painted and transformed
in his unique style was astonishing, as were the Black Madonnas
of Montserrat and Rocamadour, both remarkable sites that totally
spell-bounded us, as both are remarkable Black Madonnas.
Though we had visited Carnac and Mont-St-Michel in April, at the
time, we simply had too little time and so spent longer at the
key sites, and this lead to some amazing insights into the origins
of the megalithic culture that in essence will rewrite history.
In two short days, so many pieces of the megalithic puzzle came
together, that it was simply astonishing to behold how new pieces
of the puzzle almost jumped into the correct place on their own.
So much history of Carnac is ill-understood, because it is largely
only in the hands of archaeology, who have little to no interest
in history and putting things in context.
Along the way, we made sure to have fun entertainment, which in
London came in the shape of the musical We Will Rock You and a
visit to Legoland. Waiting for a ride in Windsor, it was a delight
to see a slide pop up on a television monitor that spoke of the
work of Joseph Davidovits absolutely
matter-of-factly, showing how open-minded the producers of Legoland
are. And so, on the second leg of our seven week trip, as during
the first trip, we were indeed… rocked to the core.
The Electronic Stone Puzzle
am very happy to announce the release of “The
Stone Puzzle of Rosslyn Chapel” as an eBook. The book
is available for the Kindle, iPad, Nook and Sony ebook readers.
Since its second edition in 2004, much has changed and this is
therefore a totally updated edition of the book. It has also been
adapted so that it can more easily be used as an eGuide, for those
tourists equipped with gadgets like iPhones, iPod Touches, and
like, which allow for eBook integration/reading. The price for
the eBook is $9.99.
Murder in the Vatican
the history of the Vatican is one full of blood and murder, it
is rare that a murder is committed
within the walls of the Vatican itself. But that is what happened
when Swiss Guard Estermann was assassinated. Ruled – quickly
– to be a murder-suicide, more than a decade on, evidence
and testimony suggests that what happened was far more interesting
than a homosexual relationship gone wrong. For more details, buy
the August-September 2011 number (18.5) of NEXUS
Sacred France 2011
first and inaugural Sacred France 2011 tours are finished. If
I say so myself: they were a stunning success. We showed 80-odd
people the beauty, magic and mystery of the Languedoc, focusing
specifically on the Cathars and the importance of Mary Magdalene.
Seeing people react to the sites was truly wonderful, as each
one responded to specific sites. One person asked whether we could
leave her for several days at Notre-Dame-de-Marceille, while others
were healed by climbing the castles of Lastours and Montsegur
and moved by the dozens of other sites. That we were able to enter
the Magdalene grotto at Carol was a true miracle and will forever
symbolize the various qualities that went into making this tour
happen. But it was the site of the executions of 180-odd Cathars
in the gorge of Minerve that created genuine anomalies: on the
first trip, during a brief meditation, all sound – the animals
and the wind – simply ceased to be, while on the second
trip, during the meditation, it drizzled rain from a cloudless
sky! Not to be outdone, Rennes-le-Château, during the angelic
music played by Devayani decided to have the birds congregate
in front of the piano and join in the music. Magical. Above all,
however, was the warmth, love and transformation of the people
to whom we showed “our” France.
It was over the course of these two trips – with a third
one to come in October – that we realized how truly pioneering
this trip was. No-one has ever done trips for more than 15-20
people in this region. To travel with groups of forty in large
coaches is simply unheard of and had never been done. The second
group visited the Angel Gallery in Alet-les-Bains – a magical
place – on its opening day and the mayor of Alet came to
witness our arrival, as no-one in the village believed that a
coachload full of tourists would ever visit Alet or the Gallery.
At other sites, our arrival was literally the talk of the town
and people came out to see the bus. This region of France can
only survive from tourism and needs coachloads of them to do so.
Sacred France 2011 was the first organization to attempt this,
and succeed. And knowing that we have contributed to shine a beacon
of hope for the economic survival of this region makes our heart
fill with joy.
We made dozens of new friends, both on our tour and in the people
we met along the way, making this an unforgettable experience.
It was an organization nine months in the making, but the birth
of Sacred France was the most joyous of events. And will live
Climbing Mountains in Atlantis Rising
88 (July-August 2011) of Atlantis
Rising this time includes my contribution on the mysterious
little French village of Bugarach,
which is linked with the Ark of the Covenant, as well as that
great French writer, Jules Verne. Other articles tackle the “angel
effect”, whether Atlantis has been found in Spain, the discovery
of bones in Rosslyn Chapel, and the mystery of the Hammonasett
Line. In the US, Atlantis Rising is newsstand and available from
bookshops like Borders and Barnes & Nobles.
My first eBook - on 2012 - has launched!
are roughly 18 months away from December 21, 2012 and when you
look at the world, you might think – or hope? – that
it is indeed coming to an end. In that world, the “2012
phenomenon” is raging. Wild speculation is rampant and the
Mayan calendar is used and abused for a variety of things. It
is a time of change. And the new wave of electronic publishing
is just one of those major changes that is happening all around
Marry the two together, and the result is “2012,
Science or Fiction?” With the help of Digital Journeys
and its president, Kees Zegers, a dream has come true: to offer
a multimedia experience to knowledge seekers. Apart from the normal
text, this ebook also contains links to websites where you can
find out more details, video interviews where I answer questions
to do with the contents of each chapter, and more. Indeed, did
you know this is definitely one of the first, and maybe the first
ebook, especially on the iBookstore platform, that is incorporating,
in the main body of text, video?
Most importantly, what you will learn and read about 2012 is innovative,
but also vitally important… this book shows you what 2012
is about, what matters, what to expect, and what to take away
from it and apply to you! It is essential reading for everyone,
both to understand what 2012 was all about, and what our times
are all about…
Doubling up for Atlantis Rising
87 (May-June 2011) of Atlantis
Rising includes two articles by my hand, one on the Egyptian
Revolution and the other on the Virgin
of Kazan. Editor Doug Kenyon decided to run two articles by
one author in the same issue – a first – because of
the extraordinary events that occurred in Egypt in late January.
Other articles include cold fusion, Nazis and new technology,
near death-experiences, geoglyphs, and more. In the US, Atlantis
Rising is newsstand and available from bookshops like Borders
and Barnes & Nobles.
Christ’s Relics, Black Madonnas and Megaliths
first week of our trip through Europe is finished, and it has
been a whirlwind ride through France and Spain – even though
we were stuck in some horrible traffic jams! The indisputable
highlight of the trip so far was without a doubt being in the
presence of the Sudarium in the Cathedral of Oviedo. 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 ago, 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! I'll start
by updating my Carnac article very soon!
There’s more to Compassion when it meets the camera eye
weeks ago, I visited MAX and saw some amazing photographs of MAX,
in essence emitting a surreal light cone. During the Mitchell-Hedges
crystal skull exhibition in Edinburgh in November 2008, we used
a special camera, created by the modern genius that is Harry Oldfield,
which also showed how that skull emitted a very thin, perfectly
straight “line of light”; it could best be described
as a type of “download” or “upload”, as
sometimes the light merely went an inch or so above the skull,
and sometimes shot upwards.
During a public display of Compassion
in Santa Cruz mid-March, one of the attendees Celestine Star was
able to capture Compassion being up to the same trick. As you
can see, on the right hand side of the photograph is a perfectly
still person, so this is not created by any camera-movement or
like. As was the case with MAX, something anomalous happened when
the photograph was taken and it only affected the crystal skull.
The lines of light in the photograph are not “perfect”
either, in the sense that some of them go in different directions,
widen, shorten, making it clear this is not some trickery, but
“reality” – though not as we know it.
The photograph was taken at the end of Joe’s presentation
and is one of dozens of photographs she took. Joe commented he
is “still a pragmatic old fisherman not given to circumstantial
evidence. But how could the light move when the other items in
the room do not show movement?”
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!
My Name is MAX
day after six intense hours of interviews for “Ancient Aliens:
Season 3” and in the week that it was revealed that SS Reichsführer
Heinrich Himmler possessed a crystal skull, 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!
In a funny coincidence, the issue of Mysteries Magazin that ran
the story of Himmler's crystal skull, also featured my article
Carrying the Bones of Mary Magdalene
can be full of interesting and beautiful surprises. Some weeks
ago, 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
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…
Father Crespi’s Metal Plates in Atlantis Rising
86 (March-April 2011) of Atlantis Rising includes my article on
Father Crespi’s Metal Plates and
metallurgy in the New World in general. Other articles include
John Chambers on the Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie
King ’s channelings, Robert Schoch on experiencing the future,
Josefine Stark on Secrets of the Seventh Ray, and much more. In
the US, Atlantis Rising
is newsstand and available from bookshops like Borders and Barnes
Extreme Right Secret Societies in NEXUS
has been a while since I had an article in NEXUS Magazine, but
I’m back in 18.2 (February-March 2011), with the sequel
to “State-Sponsored Terror
in the Western World”, “The
Knights of the Extreme Right”. The article shows how
many secret societies have been infiltrated by intelligence operatives
for the purposes of grooming terrorists and fulfilling political
agendas. Other articles in this issue tackle Wikileaks, a cover-up
of alternative cancer treatments, brain-to-computer technology,
Alzheimer and paracetamol, and an extract from Karl Brugger’s
rare book “The Chronicle of Akakor”. Currently, NEXUS
is not newsstand in the United States, so US readers, please use
the downloadable magazine from the NEXUS website.
From Rosslyn, to London, and back
and I spent a wonderful ten days in Scotland and England, celebrating
Hogmanay in the very heart of Edinburgh. Our trip had begun the
day before by visiting Rosslyn Chapel.
For those who have travelled with us, they know that whenever
Kathleen and I show up together, mysteries are no longer safe.
And though I have published on Rosslyn Chapel for more than a
decade, this was our first visit to the site together, which was
made all the more illustrious because the metal canopy, which
was installed in the mid 1990s, has finally been removed. Though
there is still quite a bit of scaffolding, Rosslyn Chapel has
now mostly recovered its original appearance! We visited the chapel
on two separate occasions, both in the company of our good friend
John Ritchie (and several of our other friends accompanying us).
While I am writing this, I just learned that visitors to the site
are up by five percent, accommodating an impressive 136,000 people
last year. So I am very thankful for the fact that the interest
in Rosslyn Chapel is not just a “Da Vinci Code fad”,
The first five days of 2011 were spent in the footsteps of Anne
Boleyn, incorporating two seven hour drives between the nations’
capitals. We first visited her childhood years in Hever Castle,
then onwards to Hampton Court Palace, and finally to the Tower.
But it was in the run-up to, and the walls of The National Gallery
in London, while admiring Hans Holbein’s “The Ambassadors”,
that our combined minds not only made a discovery on the painting
that we think might never have been seen before, but that we also
uncovered a dimension to the life and times of Anne Boleyn, which
is truly gigantic. The discovery is part of our non-fiction book
on the subject and we will unveil all there. But we can say that
the Reformation was not an accident.
Our first footing in 2011 was therefore a lot of driving, walking
and exploring, but with great results. Watch this – and
other – spaces!
Atlantis Rising Raises the Hollywood Cross
85 (January-February 2011) of Atlantis
Rising headlines my article on the Hollywood
Cross. Other articles include Jeane Manning reflecting on
the life of Tom Bearden, Queen Victoria and her interest in the
spirit world, Martin Ruggles’ take on the pyramids, the
bones of Thomas Becket, Robert Schoch on politics, money and science,
and the usual astrology, book reviews and columns. In the US,
Atlantis Rising is newsstand and available from bookshops like
Borders and Barnes & Nobles, where it continues to be the
bestselling magazine in its category!