Lucifer's Technologies: Meetings with Remarkable Beings

"Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. "

We live in a strange time. Science has achieved great things, yet makes all kinds of promises it never keeps, a problem that only seems to be getting worse. And now many scientists insist on the privilege of ordaining what is or isn't truth over all other fields of inquiry.

But increasingly we are finding out that mainstream science is riddled with corruption, error and outright fraud. 

The mechanisms of peer review and reproducibility are failing on an industrial scale, as most studies go unread, never mind reviewed or reproduced.

The problems have gotten so bad that the media has been forced to address the issues, even if they do so with bias, spin and distortion (the fact that they are addressing it at all proves that it's much worse than they are willing to admit and much worse than we are being told).   ...............
But the problems run deep and stem from what increasingly looks like an accident of history. Science and technology sustained the illusion of being able to create perpetual miracles, largely based on the explosion of electronics after the Second World War, which also allowed for great strides in other fields of science.

In fact, many had felt that science had reached its limits at the end of the 19th Century, until powerful technologies had given many fields a jolt after the war. 

But was this in fact a false dawn? As we've seen it's been a long time now without any truly major breakthroughs in many of the major sciences, and one can argue that that postwar boom gave science an inflated hope that the breakthroughs would never end.

There's still no moon base, or undersea shopping mall and hovercraft and jet packs are thin on the ground. Everything is forever just around the corner, or "20 years away," as the news stories always seem to say.

No one stops to look at how utterly anomalous the postwar boom was, how unprecedented it was in the development of human knowledge, and how mysterious the origins are of many of the technologies many younger people take for granted.

No one stops to notice all of the extraordinary phenomena that accompanied this explosion of science and technology or looks at the curious biographies of many of the people involved. Tired hacks are wheeled from ivory towers to smear it all with all with a smirk-- a strategy explicitly laid out by a CIA panel in the early 50s-- but the fact is that it was no laughing matter at the time. 

And too few people stop to ask what kind of effect all of this has had on our cultures, our societies, our economies and the future of civilization itself. Has intelligence increased because of our technology? Again, go to an antiquarian book store and judge for yourself. Hell, look at popular magazines from 45 years ago compared to today. 

And technology has also given sociopaths power to re-engineer the world at an ever-faster rate, a world that the rest of us seem to grow increasingly alienated from.

Of course, there are those who would argue there are very good reasons for this alienation.

One of the popular science magazines recently had a cover story that listed 10 (or so) things that scientists believe exist but haven't found or proven yet. Most laypeople might not realize it but scientists believe in all kinds of things they have not or cannot observe.* 

Yet those same Scientists will explode into fits of outrage and ridicule over the topic of UFOs, even though it's a phenomenon that boasts an avalanche of data, even when you strip away the hoaxes, misidentifications and delusions. 

We looked at Admiral Herbert Knowles and Air Marshall Victor Goddard, two extremely accomplished military men- and men of science, as well- who came to hold rather extreme beliefs about UFOs and aliens.
They weren't exactly outliers, there were a number of notable military officers who did so as well (just pick up any Timothy Good book and you'll find all you need).

You could count Douglas MacArthur among the believers, and if the stories are to be believed, count Dwight Eisenhower among the contactees. 

There's also Desmond Leslie, the polymath RAF fighter pilot, screenwriter and electronic music pioneer, who authored the groundbreaking (and ruthlessly meticulous) Flying Saucers Have Landed in 1953, which not only introduced George Adamski to the world but also quotes Alice Bailey in its introduction.

Then there is the example of Sir Peter Horsley, not only one of these astonishingly accomplished military officers but also a self-confessed contactee. 

Horsley's credentials almost seem like overkill- this was an officer of the very highest caliber, a man entrusted with the keys to Britain's nuclear arsenal:
Horsley was later attached to the Communications-Squadron of the 2nd Tactical Air Force in France, and, during the D-Day invasion of Normandy (as) personal pilot to Major-General Sir Miles Graham. In July 1949, Horsley entered the Royal Household as a Squadron Leader...In 1952, Horsley became a Wing-Commander and in 1953 became a full-time Equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh; a role he held until 1956. 

Horsley was employed as Senior-Instructor at the RAF Flying Commanding-Officer at RAF Wattisham, and as Group-Captain, Near-East Air Force Operations... Horsley made the rank of Air Vice-Marshal; later attaining the position of Assistant-Chief of Air-Staff (Operations), and then that of Commanding-Officer, 1-Group from 1971 to 1973. (His final post) was as the Deputy-Commander-in-Chief of Strike Command, which he held from 1973 to 1975. 
His credentials are important. This wasn't some low-ranking enlisted man wowing the UFO circuit with stories of unseen documents or alien wrecks. This was a member of the highest echelon. That matters when we get to his story.

According to Horsley, he found himself living a real-life Doctor Who episode when he was summoned to a flat in Chelsea for a meeting with an enigmatic stranger:
Sir Arthur Barratt, who worked at Buckingham Palace as Gentleman Usher to the Sword of State, introduced Horsley to a mysterious “General Martin,” who, in turn put him in touch with an “enigmatic” Mrs. Markham... who told him to turn up at a particular apartment in London’s Chelsea district on a specific evening, where he met a stranger who introduced himself only as Mr. Janus. 

Horsley said of his chat with the man that: “Janus was there, sitting by the fire in a deep chair. He asked: ‘What is your interest in flying saucers?’ We talked for hours about traveling in space and time... I believe he was here to observe us. I never saw him again.” 
Timothy Good later revealed that Horsley had confided in him an astonishing detail about the meeting:
“In my second and last meeting with Sir Peter Horsley at his home in 2000, he revealed that, in addition to being disturbed by the realization that Janus was reading his mind, he was even more disturbed by the fact that this extraordinary man ‘knew all Britain’s top-secret nuclear secrets.’”
David Clarke, a man unfit to mow Peter Horsley's lawn, would later smirkingly suggest that Horsley was somehow being set up by Mi5, a baseless and unsupported claim the Equerry vigorously denied. It also makes little logical sense- the people who knew Britain's nuclear secrets would be a very small club and a player like Horsley would know them all.

If Horsley didn't know the man already, he would have run into him later surely. As superspook John Poindexter once said of the spy business, "there really aren't that many players."

Indeed, Horsley made a detailed record of his meeting with this stranger for the Prince:
“What is strange is that I have no lasting impression of him. He seemed to fit perfectly in his surroundings. If I have any impression it was his quiet voice which had a rich quality to it. He looked about 45 to 50 years old and was wearing a suit and a tie. 
He was quite normal in every way except that he seemed to be tuning into my mind and gradually took over the conversation…by the end of the meeting I was quite disturbed really.” 
Janus would speak rather prophetically to Horsley about the near future and the advent of high technology. It leads one to wonder if he had some kind of inside track, particularly in regards to the issue of miniaturization, not exactly a hot topic yet in the early 50s, with transistors and the like still struggling to establish themselves as viable technologies (vacuum tubes were certainly still the gold standard in England).
Humanity was using technology like a child with new toys giving scant regard to his surroundings, nature and his fellow humans. He explained that in 20 or 30 years (remember this was 1954) that rockets and satellites would become commonplace and miniaturization of our technology and advances in communication would grow rapidly. 
As regards Roswell, Aztec and the rest of the alleged UFO crashes, this mysterious stranger claimed most of the craft visiting Earth were unmanned probes, but there were occupied vehicles monitoring the situation:
Some are manned in order to oversee the whole program and to ensure their probes do not land or crash by accident. They must also ensure that evidence of their existence is kept away from the vast majority of Earth’s population.
Horsley referred to the aliens visiting this planet as "Observers", which is essentially another way of saying "Watcher." Think about that for a moment. These Observers also had a particular set of skills:
The observers have very highly developed mental powers, including extra- sensory, thought reading, hypnosis and the ability to use different dimensions... 
Horsley claimed the aliens themselves were behind the cover-up UFOlogists love to rail against, as a means of protecting human society from the dangers exposure to a superior civilization could cause:
You must be well aware of the damage which your own explorers have done by appearing and living among simple tribes, often leading to a complete disintegration of their society and culture. Such impact is far too indigestible and only the most developed societies can cope with such contact.
Now, Horsley's meeting might seem novel in the world of UFOlogy but in the context of the occult and paranormal-- in the history of encounters with angels and demons-- it's almost an inevitability. A highly accomplished and motivated individual begins knocking on strange doors, it's only natural that one will open and invite the seeker in. Or vice versa.

But men like Horsley may not have realized that behind those doors is a hall of mirrors, where nothing is ever what it seems. Janus was not only the god of doors and gates, he was also a "two-faced" god, which should have been Horsley's first clue that he was not quite what he would have one believe. 

Jacques Vallee writes in Dimensions:
Jerome Cardan lived in Milan and was not only a methematician but also an occultist and a physician. In his book De Subtilitate, Cardan explains that he had often heard his father tell the particular story and finally searched for his record of the event, which read as follows: August 13, 1491. When I had completed the customary rites, at about the twentieth hour of the day, seven men duly appeared to me clothed in silken garments, resembling Greek togas, and wearing, as it were, shining shoes. 
The men wore shining armor and appeared to be, like Janus, ordinary middle-aged men. But appearances can be deceiving, can't they?
When asked who they were, they said that they were men composed, as it were, of air, and subject to birth and death. It was true that their lives were much longer than ours, and might even reach to three hundred years' duration.
Cardan asked the same question that Horsley would centuries later; why don't these beings reveal themselves and their arcane knowledge to the world?
When my father asked them why they did not reveal treasures to men if they knew where they were, they answered that it was forbidden by a peculiar law under the heaviest penalties for anyone to communicate this knowledge tomen. They remained with my father for over three hours.
So if the apparent good guys- this Janus fellow and the beings Cardan met are forbidden from sharing secret knowledge- or technology, if you prefer- with human beings because of the danger it poses to social cohesion, what does that tell us about those who do?

Before you answer that question I will note that  Vallee writes of another historical encounter in Dimensions, this one a less personal and more of a close encounter, in the Hynekian sense.
All at once, in a ravine on the right-hand side of the way, I saw a sort of amphitheatre, wonderfully illuminated. In a funnel-shaped space there were innumerable little lights gleaming, ranged step-fashion over one another; and they shone so brilliantly that the eye was dazzled. But what still more confused the sight was that they did not keep still, but jumped about here and there, as well downwards from above as vice versa, and in every direction. The greater of them, however, remained stationary, and beamed on.
The witness was a young Johann Goethe, author of the most popular and enduring version of the Faust myth. In the context of our narrative it seems inevitable. Goethe was unsure what it was he was witnessing, perhaps it was a "pandemonium," or a convocation of fallen angels. It seems episodes like this are de rigeur for players like Goethe, messages of some kind from the other side.

There's another player who we should revisit in this story, whose contact with the other side was perhaps less direct than Peter Horsley's or even Goethe's, but certainly more revolutionary. 

It may in fact provide us with the model for the mystery we are trying to unravel over Lucifer's technologies, an earlier kind of prototype that we can hold at arm's length and see if a great pattern emerges.

Of course, I am referring to John Dee, who served under the previous Queen Elizabeth. And speaking of the Observers, Dee would introduce the concept of Enochian magic into the world's lexicon, bringing us right back to Mount Hermon and the time of the original Observers, the Watchers.

Dee and his scryer Edward Kelley spent years seeking the counsel of angels through various techniques, crystal balls and the like. And the angels were keen to give it.
Over years of Actions, the angels described the ordering of the cosmos; a series of instructions for ritual invocations; predictions of apocalypse and events to come in European politics; and, finally, the Angelic or “Enochian” language, which they explained was the ur-language of humanity, spoken before the Fall of Adam. For Dee, this was not magic, but religion—he supplicated himself to the angels totally.
 Kelley, though, was terrified of the spirits, considering them demons and constantly begging Dee to cease the sessions. 
While Dee is known to many as a magus, he was also a man of science, practical science. This was no contradiction in those times, even Isaac Newton was devoted to the study of Alchemy. However, Dee's contributions would be, significantly, weaponized.

What input the angels had in all of this is a fascinating question:

For the next twenty-five years, he would work as England’s foremost practical and theoretical scientist, advocating heliocentrism, lifting astronomy from obscurity, teaching mathematics and, crucially, developing systems of navigation and optics that would help establish England’s naval superiority. He also made startling scientific predictions—of the telescope, of the speed of light and fourth dimension, and of uses of optics for weapons and solar power that would not be tried until the 1960s.
Dee was not only a magus and a scientist, he was also a political theorist. His work for Elizabeth would have profound consequences for the world in the years to come. And his theory was informed by the power of myth, like all these things seem to be. 
Dee proposed a “British Empire,” a phrase he coined—for Dee, this would be nothing less than a restoration of the reign of Arthur, as he believed that Arthur’s original colonies were, in fact, in the New World—even that America was Atlantis itself. 
Dee saw Elizabeth as the living Arthur; himself, Merlin. He formed a company to colonize, convert and exploit the Americas, even to open a northeast passage to Asia, with a mind to seeking the perceived source of all occult wisdom. There is strong evidence that Dee was the intellectual force behind Francis Drake’s 1577-1580 circumnavigation of the globe.  
Given Dee's abilities and accomplishments can we actually doubt that this was a man in contact with greater powers? That this was a man tapped into a source greater than that of even the most accomplished individuals of our time?

Do you actually believe that there are those who would not see Dee as a model and try to retrace his steps, try to tap into the powers that Dee claimed to be in communication with? Particularly those who lust after power, power of the kind that Alexander once wielded?

If you doubt it, read the news or simply look at the world outside your window. Then read this, about those "angels" with whom Dee was communicating with:
Put simply, the angels wanted nothing less than a New World Order, run by divine principles, and proposed what must be one of the most dangerous ideas in Western history: A world religion...which would not only reunite Catholicism and Protestantism but even Judaism and Islam into a fused whole... 
(All) made possible, of course, by the technology the angels had provided for direct individual contact with the spiritual agents of God instead of relying on terrestrial authority or scripture.
This begs the question; was the postwar boom in fact authored four centuries before, by the work done by Dee and Kelley and the enigmatic forces they were in contact with? Has the script already been written and all the enigmas and puzzles that baffle us today all part of a plan we can scarcely guess at the contours of? 

And who in fact were these angels? Were they the Watchers made famous from the Book of Enoch, who themselves bestowed technology upon those who obeyed them? Need I remind you that Roswell itself is on the same exact latitude as Mount Hermon, where the Watchers first descended from Heaven?

I'll leave you with these words again from Sir Victor Goddard:
"All of these astral exponents who invoke human consciousness may be sincere, but many of their theses may be framed to propagate some special phantasm, perhaps of an earlier incarnation, or to indulge an inveterate and continuing technological urge toward materialistic progress..."
UPDATE: Tristan Eldritch supplies us with this CRUCIAL quote from Sir Peter Horsley: 
 "Suppose we are actually living in a multi-dimensional time track with the same space, including a young primeval world, our own and a much older world with advanced technology, all ageing and developing side by side, conscious and sometimes stirred by the presence of the others - strange ships in the sky, images of ancient creatures, the imprudent antics of poltergeists and strange noises like the creaking of bedsprings from an empty room. 
"These time tracks spin around like separate grooves of a gramophone record, each playing a different score until given a sudden jolt when the needle jumps a track, imposing for a very short period an unintelligible tune upon its neighbour before being returned to its own groove again."


*I never get tired of pointing out how astronomers make definitive statements about conditions on planets trillions of miles away but still can't figure out if there's another giant planet in our solar system. What's wrong with this picture?


  1. Chris,

    Interesting, that this period of advancement would begin under the reign of an Elizabeth, and seem to wind down under another. Merely an observation.

    I'm keen to know who Mrs. Markham and General Martin were. A quick scan of the lists shows a number of British Generals with the first or middle name of Martin, but only one with that family name, and he lived in the time of George III. Of course, both of these strangers have last names that sound a bit like "Martian".

    Now, I think I'll go play some Stranglers, as they've certainly the right soundtrack to all this:

    1. He may have been using pseudonyms, given the business he was in. The interesting thing is that he went back to the flat later and it had totally changed, from what he had said.

    2. That makes some sense, if the intelligence community was involved in some way. The clean-up team enters the scene minutes after the event and removes all evidence, even redecorating. Hours later, the place is a different stage from some other scene.

  2. Enjoying this series of posts very much, Chris. The "angels" with whom Dee and Kelley communicated with also expressed some rather fascinating viewpoints that contradicted greatly from the dominant religious viewpoints of the day that you might find interesting, including:

    - That Jesus was not God.
    - That no prayer ought to be made to Jesus.
    - That there is no sin.
    - That mans soul doth go from one body to another childes quickening or animation.
    - That as many men and women as are now, have always been (...)
    - That the generation of mankind from Adam and Eve, is not an History, but a writing which has another sense.
    - No Holy Ghost they acknowledged.
    - They would not suffer him to pray to Jesus Christ; but would rebuke him, saying, that he robbed God of his honour, etc.

    (recorded in Dee's diary for June 8, 1584)

    There are also a number of references in the Angelic Conversations to Gnostic deities and such, which is rather interesting considering how little about the Gnostics was known about in Dee's day...

    1. Yeah, this whole thing with these angels is very curious. Who were they, what were they up to and where was it all leading? They didn't seem to look after their charges, certainly. All very weird.

    2. Yes, very weird indeed. Crowley had some interesting thoughts on some of the final conversations - that they were rather Thelemic in nature (free love, Madimi as Babalon, etc). I find it interesting how the Angelic Conversations are very similar to a lot of other contact communications in the sense that the entities didn't seem to have a very firm grasp on time and tend to bring up the threat of the apocalypse rather frequently. Whether this was a tactic used to present themselves with some type of authority or they were discussing events in the far off future is anybody's guess really but it definitely fits the pattern of other channelling and contact experiences. The whole ordeal is endlessly fascinating really.

  3. One thing that really stuck with me from reading "Isis Unveiled" is that Blavatsky spent a decent bit of time warning about not just charlatan humans running seances/channeling sessions, but that the 'spirits' themselves seemed to mostly be charlatans. She was incredulous that people were all but ready to believe anything a voice purporting to be Beethoven or some other famous historical figure proclaimed, even when these 'spirits' couldn't spell their own names or remember any real details of their supposedly past lives.

    which is more than a bit ironic considering Blavatsky claimed that she channeled/received much of her material...

    this series is the straight dope, man.

    1. Actually, Blavatsky said she had a teacher who was an advanced person she had met while travelling in Tibet. She described Koot Hoomi as someone who would soon ascend but had not yet done so.

    2. Well, here's where we get to the "Lucifer" part of our story. We're going to return to this theme in the next installment. Uri Geller thought the Nine were charlatans as well. There seems to be quite a bit of that in this whole lineage.

    3. Yeats on one occasion realized he'd gotten some bad information from an inner contact, and when he asked the contact about it received in reply something like yes, we will lie to you and deceive you if we can. I cannot remember now where I read that. That line has stayed with me for some reason.

  4. Thing is, the "angels" broke contact with Dee and Kelley, so I'm not sure if that helps your thesis or not. Evidently something about the wife swapping did not work out as expected. I've long suspected Kelley made it up, thinking Dee would balk and stop their actions. At any rate, this series reminds me of Thom Reed's account. On one occasion, Reed was taken (he refuses to call it abduction) along with his mother, grandmother, and brother as his mother was driving the family down a road. He saw an alien that looked like a giant bug -- nothing like the popular pictures. When the family was returned, the car was parked on the side of the road (some distance from where they were taken), and his mother was sitting on the *passenger* side of the front seat. Reed commented that he didn't know of any aliens driving cars. He didn't actually say the aliens had human helpers, but that was implied, especially since he made a point of mentioning their home at the time was in a rural spot near some military bases. Another comment for you: Catherine Austin Fitts claims that John Petersen of the Arlington Institute once offered to introduce her to aliens, but she turned him down. So what indeed are we to make of these beings working with humans?

    1. Well, like I said these so-called angels didn't seem to do much good for Dee and Kelley but certainly seemed to get a lot of use out of them. And that creature you're describing sounds very much like the ones reported during the Allagash abductions, also in New England. So it's very much an open question as to what these things actually are.

    2. I had to look up Allagash because I hadn't heard about that one. The articles I found had sketches of anthropomorphic figures with insectlike features. In the sketch Thom Reed showed at his talk, the alien he saw was not anthropomorphic shaped at all; it really did look like a giant bug. I sometimes wonder how many groups there are of these beings and how they interact with each other.

    3. Robert Sarbarcher said the aliens attached to an alleged crash "somewhere out west" in the early 50s were insectoid as well. Mantis-types have been reported in abductee accounts, like Reed's but other's as well.

  5. We discussed Douglas Adams in an earlier post, and this post jogged a very sudden memory. There's a portion in the 5 book trilogy in which a planet called Krikit is isolated from its surroundings by a very dense cloud of dust, and the inhabitants of that planet become a people who never look up at the sky at all. Then one day, a spaceship crashes into their planet. But it's not entirely burned up in the crash. In fact, veteran star travelers later observe that the thing does not look so much like a crashed starship so much as it does an intentional REPLICA of a crashed starship, with all the painfully relevant portions intact and ripe for reverse engineering by the planet that until that date didn't imagine any such thing as another star or planet even existed.

    If you're right, even the idea of a crash was a fabrication. Every scorch mark and every indentation in the New Mexico soil a carefully engineered distraction.

    A blueprint for utopia, or dystopia? The Gnostic scriptures whisper to us that the hypostasis of the real is concealed in throughout the fabric of the cunning fake...

    One grasps at the thing and it disappears.

    1. "Concealed in the fabric" No doubt. A lot of space news recently discusses The Van Allen belt. Major radiation and a infrared circle around this prison planet. What good old synchromystic discussions here at the sun of an occulted nature. Shine forth brave souls. Dennis

    2. Makes you wonder- was Adams telling tales out of school in his so-called humor novels? There seem to be a lot of these types of examples, no?

  6. Something else comes to mind, perhaps in vain;

    "They know about us. They watch us dine on empty plates and drink from empty glasses!" - Interview with the Vampire

    1. Well, the vampires in the Hunger novels are ETs...

  7. I get the impression that these so-called Enochian angelic presentations, or whatever they appear to be, are some kind of codified overlay and perhaps on the surface was the basis of early cryptography. This overlay is the bait and switch used to send the uninitiated and unwanted pursuer of that truth into a rabbit hole that you might never dig yourself out of once you go down it. I guess if that is true, then what is the reality? What is it that is being protected behind the ornate screens of magic and ritual? Why is it that we can pin these occurrences to people of power and influence, as if it is to purpose them into some kind of hidden agenda? It seems implausible in this time in history with our present level of information access and intelligence that these kinds of orchestrations are still relevant. Are the calculations and impressions of Renaissance men who, with all of their budding materialistic enlightenment, still the basis of whatever schemes are perpetually being visited upon present day individuals? I wonder if what we are really seeing here is the progression of the long game being played out on humanity as our technological advances moves us along the chessboard one paradigm shift at a time by those same hidden hands from Dee's time and even further back in antiquity. Looking forward to your continued exploration, Chris. This is an excellent study you are making.

    1. Dee is a curious case, one of endlessly unfolding mystery and contradiction. He seems like a typical vessel for these entities, and lived the same kind of life many magicians suffer. But his influence is quite literally incalculable and still yet to be understood. I mean, now he's a pop idol of sorts, with the Damon Albarn opera and if you want to get down to it, Dumbledore himself.

  8. Amazing work, CLK. I am in awe, siriusly.

    The quote about the angels' project for a New World Order reminded me of an Italian (nonfiction) book titled "The Other Europe". It focuses on a cache of secret writings that circulated during the 50s among Europe's high level politicians and intellectuals. One of the authors is an established lawyer whose father was a top-level politician, so he's quite trustworthy.

    Those writings also acknowledged the "Watchers, who came after the Giants" and later became the “Luminous ones”.

    Here's a good presentation of the book in English:

    Key quote: "Within these intellectual circles the European Union [as a step toward the NWO] was seen as a commemoration of the supposed original semi-mythical union which was said to have existed at the beginning, in a distant past, before the "global upheaval" which had caused the decline and the dispersion of an advanced urban civilization settled partly in the southern basin of the Mediterranean Sea, partly in the Indian subcontinent as well as in other places. It was as if, through a symbolic process, the pursuit of the project of union was nothing more than the repetition of an antecedent event, with the aim to reproduce a condition existed in the distant past."

    The project for a "new world order" with its "one religion" didn't start in Dee's time, but Dee's "angels" probably had been around before his time, too.

    Among those secret writings was a list of people that were connected to an "Occult Structure" that considered itself to be heir to the "Watchers". The list spanned 2 millennia and the earliest names were Jewish, some connected to the proto-gnostic milieu.

    I know this is quite a rambling comment, but the point is that many people in high places really do believe in things that are completely disregarded by the common people :)

    1. I think it all dates back to Sumer, really. I think we are still seeing power struggles that are literally that old. I'm not necessarily signing off on all of Zecharia Sitchin's theories but I think a lot of powerful people actually did and still do, many of whom have probably have traced their origins back to Sumer as well. I don't think ISIS is destroying artifacts out of religious impulse, they're doing so to jack up the cost for the ones that really matter. And I think all these wars have more to do with this very, very ancient history than anyone could ever imagine.

  9. I'm perfectly comfortable with present conditions and the prospects for the immediate and long term future:

  10. just stumbled across this info, it's from January, but feels on topic. don't know what to make of this:

    "Thunder Energies Discovers Invisible Terrestrial Entities Using Santilli Telescope":

    here's a video from Santilli & Thunder Energies*:

    Santilli is former MIT & Harvard faculty, and in the YT comments, there's a quote from Karl Popper praising him:

    "Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics: by Karl Popper, W.W. Bartley III
    “Preface 1982: On Realistic and Commonsense Interpretation of Quantum Theory” - Page 12

    '“I have mentioned Santilli, and I should like to say that he-- one who belongs to a new generation - seems to me to move on a different path. Far be it from me to belittle the giants who founded quantum mechanics under the leadership of Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Born, Heisenberg, de Broglie, Schrodinger, and Dirac. Santilli too makes it very clear how greatly he appreciates the work of these men. But in his approach he distinguishes the region of the ‘arena of incontrovertible applicability’ of quantum mechanics (he calls it ‘atomic mechanics’) from nuclear mechanics and hadronics, and his most fascinating arguments in support of the view that quantum mechanics should not, without new tests, be regarded as valid in nuclear and Hadronic mechanics, seem to me to augur a return to sanity: to that realism and objectivism for which Einstein stood, and which had been abandoned by those two very great physicists, Heisenberg and Bohr.” – Karl Popper 1982]'

    *got this 'warning' when I copied the url from YouTube: "This video is unlisted. Be considerate and think twice before sharing." never seen that one before

    1. Nice fake article:

    2. Heisenberg and Bohr win again. When are you anti quantum physics guys going to give up? No one is listening, except, you know, the "objectivism" cult. Do the implications frighten you?

    3. What part of "I don't know what to make of this" is vague enough that you're laying some ideological war against entire sects of science on me? I have *no clue* what you're talking about.

    4. Why don't we save this debate for later and stick to the topic? That's probably the best way to proceed.

    5. What is Xeelee trying to convey? Dennis

  11. When will Tesla, "the electric man", and the Lookout Mountain "1947-1969" studios enter on the scene ?
    (Merci pour cette formidable série)

    1. Oh, I don't know. I'll wait for them to fall into my lap like everything else in this series. What a bizarre experience.

  12. Dee was by all accounts the most intelligent and presently aware man in Europe. He had the biggest library, and had contacts with just about every important figure one could think of. But as he said to the Emperor of Bohemia "And I found (at length) that neither man living, nor any book I could yet meet withal, was able to teach me those truths I desired, and longed for: And therefore I concluded with my self, to make intercession and prayer to the giver of wisdom, as I might know the natures of his creatures". I don't know anyone who could rightly own up to the specific type of intellectual desert that Dee found himself in.

    For Dee, Conversations with spirits/angels were a very real and desperately tactile last resort. Boredom begets magic. And in this case it marks the beginning of a hyper localized/ urban shamanistic magical practice. Often copied, rarely replicated. Because one must be instilled not simply with the bulk of Dee's knowledge, but the relativistic distance between that knowledge and your fellow man. Like Michael Jordan playing baseball because there's nothing left to accomplish in basketball. It wasn't Dee's acuity in speaking to spirits/angels that is remarkable, it was THE DECISION to speak to spirits/angels.

    Certainly in the centuries pre-internet it took decades to feel one has little to no option left for furthering ones intellectual pursuits (simple access was a burden--most of us in this forum know of the intense EUREKA of finding a particularly obscure or out or print book, and gladly laying down the absurd $$$ with no questions asked). But not so post-Internet, when any object of intellectual pursuit (book, article, album, film, or person!) is merely a few button keys away.
    With the speeding up of information, and the ubiquitous access to the world's library and markets on tablets and smartphones, maybe more and more people will truly burrow through the datum and truly approach not just that desperateness Dee felt, but that desperateness that can only be qualified by the isolation of a stifled genius (see Tesla, Jack Parsons).

    For the record, I still believe Edward Kelley was simply Dee's dope dealer.

  13. The more I think about this leap into spirits and angels by the stifled genius of Dee, the more I consider Dee's role in the invention of Rosicrucianism, especially in light of Dee's knowledge of the revelation of the fictional history of the Hermetic Corpus. The title of this blogpost hints strongly at Dee's intentions: remarkable meetings with fictional beings are more complicated than remarkable meetings with fictional men. If the manifestation of hidden information is the goal, why not manifest vessels that speak the same language? And going further, considering that time was no longer money, information was money, why not manifest a fictional computer! HAL, VALIS, etc. The thing about magic that people forget is that it is a system of lies (fictions) designed to generate truths. When you choose better fictions, you get better truths.

  14. All well put, WK. Like I said, we've not yet begun to appreciate Dee's genius or his effect on our culture. But we will. I'm sure of that.

  15. The problems have gotten so bad that the media has been forced to address the issues, even if they do so with bias, spin and distortion (the fact that they are addressing it at all proves that it's much worse than they are willing to admit and much worse than we are being told).