Checking In on Old Friends
As long-time readers of this blog know, there are a few crackpots who I’ve written about multiple
times. Those nutters have their fans, and people seem to want to hear about what they’re up to. So today, I’ll give you a brief look at what’s going on with the three fan favorites: Gary Osborn (he of the
23.5 degree angle), the Lords Witnesses (the folks who keep making failed predictions about when the UN will get bombed), and of course, George Shollenberger (supposed God-prover and all-around genius). We’ll start with Gary, and then talk about the Witnesses and old Georgie in later posts.
So what’s Gary up to? In case you weren’t around, Gary is someone who I wrote about back when this
blog was on Blogger, and who got into a rather long debate in my comments, and then later took the debate back to his own website, which (naturally) doesn’t allow comments.
Gary has an…. interesting… theory that the angle 23.5 degrees has great mystical meaning, and
that this meaning has been passed down through generations of artists, who have been planting
features in paintings that feature the magic 23.5 degree angle. Gary’s definition of a painting
containing a 23.5 degree angle is, pretty much, “It looks like a 23.5 degree angle to me”. If he can find a way of making the angle precise, then the precision of it is critically important; if it’s off by a degree or two, well, it’s a painting, these things aren’t perfect
Gary is still on his 23.5 degree kick, which is as silly as it ever was. But more interestingly (interesting in the sense of insane), he claims to have received a series of
secret mails from some unknown person deeply connected into the secret societies that Gary thinks
run the world… He claims to think that these letters are very strong proof for his various
nutty theories. To give you a taste, here’s the first of them:
Dear Mr. Gardiner,
Allow us to email you. We’ve been expecting your book for over 19 years know, although we must admit we only knew that it was to be launched during the reign of Pope Benedict. (There is no such thing as a free will/ (Du wirst gethan) Nietzsche.)
Let us just help you a little bit more. With a latin text. Composed in the year 1170 AD.
urbs transrhenana anno DCCXI. pupulus nudus silentio noctis conflagrat. hic incipit labor solis. gloriam olivae expectamus.
And remind you of the two last Latin verses in the list of Maleachi (the Popes). de labore solis followed by gloria olivae. Followed, naturally, because a shining Tree of Life (spine and brain), the olive tree, is the product of ‘the work of the sun’, as you will know. Trees well hidden for the moment of course.
It is very important that you realize that the Popes are not involved in this. They are only the vehicles in this ‘story’.
Now, you will also want to stick to these 16 words in this and no other order: beheading, stone, stone (producing) kundalini, racing to the centre of the earth, and coming back again. The stone, although it’s hard to believe, being a real stone, though not a stone like we know it. (Alchemists are not those who write about alchemy, but only those, who produce the stone in their body, which ignites the Kundalini fire).
Now, you will say to yourself: many people claim to have had this kundalini-fire. But you see, they didn’t. They were after power, money, followers, whatever. People who produce the stone, and through that stone the fire of resurrection, will never go public.
And this is very important too: if you produce that stone and were consumed and reproduced through that fire, you will achieve individual and physical immortality, and nothing less. Something for the End of Time therefore. Who ever died was not an alchemist and did not produce the stone.
By the way, your man is a gay man. Born on the 17th of January. In possession of that very special balance in microcosmic male and female forces. A balance never possessed by heterosexual men. And your stone is Christ (He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is near the fire is near the Kingdom). Also: 1 Peter 2:4.
You are going to be just in time now to produce your next and last book on the grail.
P.S. That gay man, born on the 17th of January, is not the one who wrote this email. He is the one though who allowed us to write it. This email was sent to you from a country in Europe, not being the country your man of the 17th of January is living.
The “forbidden letters” leave me asking a few questions.
- Did Gary, in fact, receive these letters, or are they frauds?
- If he did receive them, are they from someone who actually believes this crap, or are
they a joke to see if he’d fall for it?
I suspect that Gary wrote these. The style of writing, the use of pronouns, and the style of punctuation are all pretty much the same as Gary’s own writing. They read like Gary trying to sound
mysterious. It really seems to be his voice. If I’m right about this, then Gary isn’t really a crackpot at all – he’s a liar and a fraud. In fact, that’s the main reason that I feel any doubt about it; from my past experience with him, he seems to be a genuinely deluded individual – deeply convinced about
the correctness of his ideas, shocked that anyone could not see the obviousness of what
he’s talking about.
On the other hand, the letters could be the work of a clever forger. Someone who wanted to string
Gary and company along, and did it by using a very clever mockery of Gary’s own writings. If so, they’re damn good at it. They’ve certainly got Gary convinced. In his description of his reaction to the letters, he says:
It appears that I am now the ‘bridge’ between 1), the synchromesh of phenomena that surrounds Jack Sarfatti and which has been written about in The Stargate Conspiracy by Picknett & Prince, and 2), this new and growing interest in Alchemy, Christ consciousness, and the link to Kundalini as presented by the ‘Paris 4′.
As for his 23.5 degree stuff, he’s still drawing lines on paintings, and insisting that they’re
exactly 23.5 degrees. In his latest update to this stuff, he’s gone through a bunch of paintings of John the Baptist, and drawn lines to show that they’ve got 23.5 degree angles. It’s gotten sillier over time, some of the lines are so silly – basically, anything that’s anywhere close to his magic angle, he’ll
insist is obviously precise. For example, to the right is one of them. Gary insists that the end
of the reed – where it’s split and curving – is exactly 23.5 degrees. Look at the image – do you see his line as a perfect and unquestionable extension of the reed? No, me neither. Look at the arm, where he claims it’s pointing at his magic angle – do you think that that line is an accurate representation of where the arm is pointing?
To make matters even more laughable, he claims that his awareness of this, and the other stuff he writes about, is all related to his “spritual awakening”, which connects
to his supposed research on the holy grail, which connects to a Velikovskian neo-catastrophic
idea. (All of these angles are remembering the “Golden Age” before the earth was tilted onto its axis.) And that, naturally, connects to alchemy. It just keeps getting sillier:
Having researched into the nature of ‘duality’ – being the result of my own Kundalini (“serpent fire”) experiences – I began to apply my own insights and knowledge to Gardiner’s initial insights about the original ‘elixir of life’.
I understood that the Holy Grail is associated with the ‘Holy Trinity’ and further that the Holy Trinity – based on the esoteric Triad – is associated with the opposites as well as the ‘neutral point’ – the point of enlightenment where all ‘duality’ is cancelled out – a non-dual state in consciousness. The physical location of this enlightenment appears to take place within the centre of the head or brain – hence my own insight as to why these opposite ingredients of the one snake were ‘symbolically’ mixed inside a ‘skull cap’ (head) and why this macabre bowl and the shamanic ceremonies that took place around the partaking of this elixir – like the Christian Eucharist or Mass – was perhaps the original one on which the Holy Grail vessel was based.
Looking at the reference made to the Holy Trinity in Matthew 28:19, and knowing what the ‘Holy Trinity’ really stood for, I felt it necessary to divide our perceptions of the Grail into three levels and these ‘three levels’ correspond with the principle Triad belonging to the various mystery schools of the esoteric and also the Holy Trinity as expressed in many of the world’s religions.
As far as I know, no one – no Grail expert or researcher – had ever done this before. And so by adopting the esoteric principle of the Triad I was able to explain and answer a great deal about our history as well as ourselves in terms of human physiology, the body’s immune system, human consciousness and its processes – as well as the nature of reality.
This work of mine is still ongoing; I have a mission to fulfil (that’s how I see it) and cannot really continue without including and/or touching on the subject of the Grail, so it’s more than likely that I will be writing about the Grail again.