Atlantis Rising tackles Rennes-le-Château and the Tree of Life
96 (November-December 2012) of Atlantis
Rising is running my article on the Tree
of Life and how this was worked into the layout of the renovations
done by Bérenger Sauniere in Rennes-le-Château. Other
contributions are Frank Joseph on Doggerland, Steven Sora on the
Lost Navy of Alexander the Great, an article on Daniel Dunglas
Home and much more. In the US, Atlantis Rising is newsstand and
available from bookshops Barnes & Nobles. You can download
a PDF from their website, optimized for the iPad.
have just recovered from a hectic week of traveling. I left Scotland
on October 13, heading for France, only to fly to Los Angeles
three days later, to fly to Minneapolis 36 hours later, to speak
at The Paradigm Symposium, then to return to LA, where I filmed
my sections for the first six episodes of Season 5 of Ancient
I attend fewer conferences than other authors, but I was extremely
happy to attend The Paradigm Symposium. First, the organization,
by Scotty Roberts and Micah Hanks, was extremely impressive, given
the scale of the project and size of audience – ca. 450
people. Some of the lectures, including mine, were also filmed
by Prometheus, as potential material for upcoming episodes of
the series, and combining a film set with a conference hall is
never an easy task. I was also very happy to meet my publishers,
as well as Kevin Burns, the producer of Ancient Aliens, sharing
a special Ancient Aliens forum with him, Giorgio Tsoukalos and
Erich von Däniken. As the weekend marked the release of my
new book, The Lost Civilization Enigma, there was also a book
signing. In fact, at the end of my lecture, my publisher had sold
out all copies of the new book! And it was very special to see
my new book dominating the stage above the speaker’s stand,
I have to say!
The conference will return next year and I will do my utmost best
to attend once again!
But most of all, the conference showed the effect the television
series is having and how willing people are to come out to Minneapolis,
hear the people involved, and listen to their material, before
shaping their own conclusions and theories. The theme of the conference
was “think”, and that was indeed what happened! And
that was the greatest joy to experience, as well as seeing the
diversity of the audience!
The Lost Civilization Enigma is out!
latest book, “The Lost Civilization
Enigma”, is out now! The book can be seen as the natural
successor to “The Ancient Alien
Question”, though both books can also totally stand
on their own legs. In “The Ancient Alien Question”,
the question asked was whether we were alone; now, the question
is whether we were the first. The answer is a clear “no”:
the story of human civilization is far older than we are taught,
and is also far more interesting. But for some reason, most text
books maintain that civilization occurred only as recent as 6000
years ago, instead poo-hooing subjects like Atlantis, for no other
reason than to maintain an outdated model of history that should
have been long abandoned. You can get signed autographed copies
of the book by writing to me here. As usual, the book launch is
accompanied by numerous radio interviews, announcements of which
will be made on Facebook and Twitter. And if you like the book,
please leave some positive feedback on Amazon.com!
Revisiting the Bosnian Pyramids
left the Hidden History Conference in Visoko behind, as well as
my first visit – though my fourth in total – to the
pyramid complex since 2008. It was good to see that the project
remains supported by the local communities, as was apparent during
the press conference, attended by the mayor of Visoko and the
prime minister of the district. The prime minister invited everyone
to “wake up” as our understanding of the past is being
changed as the scientific analyses are coming in. Together with
Klaus Dona and Paolo Debertolis I was invited to address the press,
in which I conveyed that those who come to Visoko, will leave
convinced of the reality of this complex; those who don’t
proclaim this reality, have an agenda; those who have not come
here recently, should refrain from all comment.
I added that my motto is that ancient knowledge will give us a
future, and that what is happening in Visoko and the answers that
are being found, are providing us with a new perspective on what
early Mankind could accomplish. Alas, the manner in which certain
media and people portray this project reveals what is wrong with
Mankind, and what needs to change for us to have a future.
I will shortly be reporting on the latest findings and state of
affair, so stay tuned!
The Ballad of Tam Lin
beloved, Kathleen McGowan, has completed her first novella in
the series Legends of the Divine Feminine: The Ballad of Tam Lin.
In it, she tackles the story of Tam Lin, a young man who has fallen
into the realms of the Fairy Queen. His earthly beloved, Janet,
will do anything to get him back and goes head to head with the
leaders of the fairy realm, to make sure that love conquers all.
The novella is part fiction, but has an extensive non-fiction
component, in which she explores the historical characters that
are involved, as well as the landscape of the Scottish Borders
in which the story is set.
The book is available in electronic format, on all popular platforms.
The Amazon Kindle version can be found here.
The Cryptogram of Rennes-le-Château
the success of my “eguide” to Rosslyn
Chapel, I felt the next one in a potential series had to be
about Rennes-le-Château. Kathleen and I give tours of this
beloved village on our Sacred
France trips, but I felt there was a possibility to impart
some of the beauty of this site as part of a smaller electronic
guide, which has become The Cryptogram
The eBook provides you with an overview of the mystery, both of
the protagonists and the village, before giving you what I feel
is the core of the answer. Specifically, it will allow you to
walk around the village with new eyes (if you have been there
before) or will be able to see some of the true mystery and magic
that Saunière embedded into the oeuvre – his “Great
Work” – that he was creating. Find out about his Tree
of Life, his connection to Mary Magdalene, the “mirrored
church”, but also about the many other aspects of the village
that few tourists will explore!
Land of the Gods available as e-book
of the Gods has become available as an e-book, and is available
in all the popular formats (Kindle, iBooks, Nook, etc.) Published
in 2007, the electronic edition actually did not need any updating,
attesting to the perennial nature of the material covered in the
The electronic edition allowed me to insert color photographs
of the various sites, which in the printed edition are only available
in black and white.
Land of the Gods remains one of my personal favorites, as it offers
unique insights into the Scottish landscape and history that few
other books have given, and which is waiting to be rediscovered
Join me in Scotland...
is one of the most untouched regions in the western world, which
means it has been able to retain its mythical past. From Rosslyn
Chapel to the magical island of Iona, Scotland has thrilled millions
of people over several millennia, yet it still feels “untouristed”
and pure. On our 2013
journey to Sacred Scotland, you will be guided to this land’s
most sacred sites, both ancient and modern, at a time of year
when Scotland is more magical than ever: because of its latitude
the nights are very short, and experiencing these extremely long
days is a unique experience in itself!
When Two become One
and I fell in love on May 29, 2009 and were legally married on
September 22, 2011. However, we knew that our marriage celebrations
would not be complete until we had performed a very special ceremony,
in front of our dearest friends. There was only one location that
came to mind: Rennes-le-Chateau, the village where we met and
where we have been lovingly accepted by the community since. There
was only one date to do this, July 22, continuing a line of 22
dates that mark Kathleen's birthday as well as our legal marriage
Amidst friends and family, our celebration became THE BEST DAY
EVER and we like to thank everyone who came from afar and near
to be a part of this joyous occasion.
We were blessed not only by the presence of our beloved ones,
but also by the elements, who created one of the most spectacular
sunsets we have ever seen. Luke, one of the photographers, proclaimed
that when you work for heaven, heaven works for you and that was
definitely the case today.
From Ancient Aliens to the Wisdom of the Ancients
August 5, I will be presenting a series of five webinars for Evolver,
the virtual spiritual community created by Daniel Pinchbeck. Titled,
From Ancient Aliens to the Wisdom of the Ancients, the series
will explore the idea of ancient philosophy, including our ancestors’
relationship with the gods… and God.
Throughout the series, it will become evident that in the past,
religion was not a matter of blind belief, but of personal, direct
experience of the divine, and in some cases, with the gods themselves.
I will have a number of guests, including Andrew Collins, Duncan
Lunan and Carmen Boulter.
The series will run for five consecutive Sundays from August 5,
starting at 3pm EDT. The total cost for the series if 90 dollars
and 75 dollars for early joiners (until July 25). If you want
to find out about the course, please go here,
read and register.
Atlantis Rising Updates on Hawass
94 (July-August 2012) of Atlantis
Rising is running my article on Zahi
Hawass and his latest antics, once again going after the likes
of Robert Bauval. Other articles are on solar catastrophism, science
fiction, Great Zimbabwe, ancient acupuncture and, as usual, so
much more. In the US, Atlantis Rising is newsstand and available
from bookshops Barnes & Nobles. You can download a PDF from
their website, optimized for the iPad.
Atlantis Rising Highlights Tesla
93 (May-June 2012) of Atlantis
Rising is running my article on Nikola Tesla, showing how
little interest there is in preserving this man’s legacy
and contributions to our modern age. Other articles are on Mars
and NASA, Modern Thinking, crystal skulls, private space exploration,
cranial deformations and – as usual – so 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.
Frontier Magazine makes me a cover boy
April issue of Frontier Magazine has made me a cover boy, using
the cartoon created by Drano. The Ancient
Alien Question has been selling well for several months, even
after the Christmas season, when it was prominently displayed
on the front tables of Barnes & Nobles. A second printing
of the book is currently underway, while foreign rights were being
sold at the London Book Fair, which I visited just before dashing
off to France for the second season of Sacred
NEXUS tackles Fatima
am happy to report that my article on the apparitions of Fatima
and the insidious role of the Vatican in the promotion of the
“secrets” associated with it, has made it into the
latest edition of NEXUS Magazine. Other articles in this issue
are about scientific evidence for life after death, drones, iodine,
and a new revolution in printing: 3D. I was very pleased that
last week, I was able to catch up with Duncan Roads, editor of
NEXUS, after three years of having only email conversations because
our calendars didn’t allow for actual meetings – though
we first met in 1995. For more details, buy the April-May 2012
number (19.3) of NEXUS
Atlantis Rising Visits a French Grail Chapel
92 (March-April 2012) of Atlantis
Rising is running my article on The Priest of the Grail, the
story of the Grail Chapel in Brittany's Trehorenteuc,
and claims they have been rediscovered. Other articles are by
Frank Joseph on the Maya, Tony Bushby on animated Egyptian statues,
and other articles on martial arts, domestication, Thomas Edison,
Georgia's Guidestones, etc. In the US, Atlantis Rising is newsstand
and available from bookshops Barnes & Nobles. You download
a PDF from their website, optimized for the iPad.
Killing Kennedy becomes an e-book
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 lone 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 and retitled it “Killing
Kennedy”, which is now available as an ebook
as well as all other popular ebook formats.
Atlantis Rising Goes Back to Mu
91 (January-February 2012) of Atlantis
Rising is running my article on James Churchward
and the Naacal tablets, and claims they have been rediscovered.
Other articles are by Andrew Collins on Star Tracks from Ancient
Egypt, as well as Frank Joseph on cataclysms, and much more, including
The Newport Tower, Mary Magdalene, etc. In the US, Atlantis Rising
is newsstand and available from bookshops Barnes & Nobles.
You download a PDF from their website, optimized for the iPad.