BECOMING FAMILIAR WITH THE BIZARRE WORLD OF PSYCHIC MARIA D’ANDREA

By Sean Casteel

Maria D’ Andrea

You might have heard Maria D’Andrea on Coast to Coast AM being interviewed by George Noory, or as a guest on Tim Beckley/Tim Swartz’s podcast “Exploring the Bizarre” (KCORradio.com – Thursday’s 10 pm eastern). She seems to draw a bit of excitement whenever she appears on the air talking about her paranormal experiences and giving mini-psychic readings. Maria is an expert on many borderline paranormal topics, though she specializes in the occult, casting spells (all positive) and counseling those that need her help. She has authored many books, the latest one on the occult and familiars, and we don’t mean just black cats, or man’s best friend the canine, but all sorts of household animals, some of which might be considered very exotic.

Maria’s often quizzed about her background and I guess this is the perfect time and place to expand on some of the things she has discussed on the air.

One of Maria’s earliest memories is of fleeing as a refugee from her native Hungary during the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. She and her mother were among the 200,000 refugees seeking to escape iron-handed Communist rule in what would eventually become a failed revolution that was crushed by the puppet regime established by the Soviet Union.

On that cold, icy trek to freedom, Maria’s psychic powers may have saved her life and her mother’s life as well.

“It was actually my mother and some of her friends,” Maria recalled. “It was a large group. And as we were escaping, we got really cold and it was very dangerous. A lot of people around us were getting killed, but we were doing okay. The group stopped at a certain point and were trying to decide whether if they should go back or keep going forward. My mother told me I was six at the time. She said I told them that God said we should move forward and we’d be fine.

“I don’t know why anybody would listen to somebody that’s six in the first place,” Maria continued. “But my mother said the group split up and half of them went back. The other half decided to listen to me. Apparently I wasn’t speaking in a way that a six-year-old would normally speak. My mother said the way I phrased it wouldn’t make sense for somebody my age. The group that went back, all of them got killed. But we made it to freedom.”

Maria and her fellow travelers reached the safety of Austria and she and her mother would eventually resettle in the United States.

The same psychic powers that delivered Maria and the other refugees from death have served her well as an adult. She has long been a full time, professional psychic, meaning that she makes her living giving readings and counseling to those seeking help from beyond. She is also an interfaith minister and a shaman and speaks publicly on spiritual, psychic, paranormal and interdimensional topics. Meanwhile, other members of her family, although they have similar abilities, don’t make their living that way.

IN THE FAMILY WAY

“Everyone in my family,” she said, “have jobs that have nothing to do with psychic situations. However, they do some psychic work on the side. As an example, both of my sons are in analytical fields and they both do readings. My grandparents on my mother’s side were trance mediums. My grandfather also did automatic writing and he used to channel his brother who had passed away when he was a lot younger.”

Maria’s father owned a couple of businesses and was well-served by his analytical and psychic abilities.

“Most of the people in my family were priests and ministers and professors at universities,” Maria said, “so they all had analytical jobs and possessed psychic gifts. They were highly intuitive.”

EVERYONE’S A PSYCHIC

But Maria insists that everybody everywhere has some degree of psychic ability hidden within them.

“Everyone at some point has had a gut feeling,” she explained. “For example, when you first meet someone, not every time, but every now and then, before you even say hello you have an urge telling you whether you like them or you don’t. You ever notice that? So when you get that feeling, it’s more or less accurate. It’s a very intuitive, psychic – it’s like a warning system. It tells you basically if someone is not going to get along with you.”

This doesn’t operate as a moral judgment on the other person, according to Maria. It simply means the connection between you and that person is not going to work out. Meanwhile, one’s intuition could just as likely be telling you that you’ve encountered a good situation.

“So you’re picking up on whatever it actually is,” she said. “I feel that everyone has a base of psychic and intuitive ability. You can look at it this way: Some people are artists but everybody can draw. Well, pretty much, except me. I can’t do a stick figure. But everybody has a base for that also.”

Maria has lectured internationally.

Global Communications/Inner Light Publications has published many of Maria’s books on numerous psychic topics. She is quick to point out that all her books are “How-To” books as opposed to a vain fixation on writing about her own life story.

“I truly believe that the more you can do for yourself, the better the world gets,” she reasoned. “The better you do, the more you can help other people, and the better it gets for people around you. As an example, I have a book on finance. I have one on evocation, which is a heavier level of dealing with the spiritual realm. And then I have one that is a positively positive spell book.

“I really never write anything negative and I don’t teach negativity. I truly believe in karma and that whatever you put out comes back. There’s always a positive way to approach everything. And the whole point is to help people improve their lives, whether it’s through meditation or rituals or spells or mentally focusing on situations. I always feel that if you have an interest in it then you’ll be attracted to it and you can benefit by spiritually improving your life.”

You can read more of what Maria has to say about her work on her website, located at http://www.mariadandrea.com as well as contact her there should you wish to consult with her personally.

Maria’s bestselling “Yes You Can!” series of books includes a newer title called “Supernatural Words of Power,” which teaches one how to harness the simple spoken word to attain and achieve the things you long for in life. You will learn to command the true power of language to establish an open channel to the cosmos. There is a powerful energy force generated by the spoken word that man has been able to control since ancient times, but this ability has been locked away in our collective unconscious and hidden from the masses of us for eons. Maria teaches a simple, step-by-step methodology for reawakening the power concealed within us using words as that force’s most basic tool of expression.

But if you find yourself not interested in different methods of psychic “reaching out,” then you’re not supposed to be reading her books.

“It always goes to the person who is ready to move on that type of situation,” she said. “You know that saying? When the student is ready, the teacher comes. I tend to look at it that way. Sometimes it’s just a matter of letting people know the techniques and the tools they can actually use to improve their lives. Whether they want to move on it or not, that is free will.”

One of the most basic components of what Maria teaches is open-mindedness, a sense of the psychic realm as a place we can freely explore in a continual learning experience. But first we must learn “psychic self-defense,” which Maria cautions readers to do in all of her books by the use of rituals and spells and by visualizing the protective white light radiating from heaven itself. Once that is taken care of, a positive spirit may come and speak to the seeker.

“Now, it can be clairaudient,” she explained, “which means you can actually hear words in your mind. It sounds exactly the same as if someone was standing behind you where you don’t see them but they’re talking to you. There’s absolutely no difference in the way you hear it clairaudiently. Sometimes you have to remember they’re not literally there.

“I’ve actually had it happen where I turned around to answer somebody before I remembered that they weren’t ‘there,’” she said, laughing. “But it sounds exactly the same. Sometimes you clairvoyantly see something or someone. You can actually see them physically. It depends on the situation.”

“FAMILIARIZING” ONE’S SELF

Witches have been known to associate spiritually with animals for centuries.

“But all of that,” as the saying goes, “is prelude.”

Maria has recently released a book with the provocative title “Witchcraft, The Occult and How to Select a Familiar.” The new book teaches students how to improve their psychic work by working with what is called a “familiar,” which may be a new and unfamiliar term to some readers.

“Thinking of familiars,” Maria writes, “brings forth a vision of cats by a cauldron and a witch, mainly because of past misconceptions and, of course, the media. Although familiars are used in what people think of as harmful witchcraft, they seem to forget it’s also used in helping with healing, relationships, prosperity and so forth. Nature is neutral. The person doing magick is positive or negative, not nature.

“I always say,” she continues, “if there’s a drought and it rains, that is positive. Now, if your neighbor is building an ark, not so much. But the rain itself is neutral. Our perspective makes it good or bad. There is an occult law that states: like attracts like.”

Familiars are sent as helpers to the mortal psychic and have been employed throughout human history. They still exist today in all cultures of the Earth.

Mystical Shaman Maria says objects such as motorcycles can be familiars. Read her book for an explanation.

“Your familiar has to fit your lifestyle,” Maria writes, “and be dedicated to you, meaning there’s psychic bond between you and it. It has abilities that you can call on and that are already within you. Working with familiars isn’t limited by time and space. Those are manmade outlooks to help us function in the physical plane and do not exist in the realms to which we will be journeying.”

Maria went on describing the nature of familiars, which she says, by the way, can never be a person.

“A familiar can be on the physical or non-physical plane,” she explains. “They work with us by their choice. And, of course, by our choice. We never restrict them. We have a psychic link to our familiar and have to respect it. A psychic link is very serious. We don’t want that connection to anything negative on either side of reality.”

A list of synonyms is provided for the sake of clarity.

“Some other names for familiars are totems, guardians, spirit animals, physical animals, elementals, elves, fairies, leprechauns, dragons, unicorns, astral dwellers, ancestors (including parents), spirit teachers, ghosts, angels, insects, imps, protectors, advisors, pathfinders (for finding your path) and many more. Also, there are stones, trees and herbs. These connections are also considered familiars.”

BECOMING ONE WITH HER FAMILIAR

Maria does not merely teach about contacting and relating to one’s familiar, she has firsthand experiences to go with it.

“At one time, one of my familiars was a deer,” she writes. “I was on a hike by myself in the mountains and I had the urge to look over to my right. When I looked, I saw a deer a few feet away from me, just standing still and staring at me. The deer was comfortable with me, sensing I wouldn’t harm it, and feeling I had a connection to it. Animals are very sensitive to danger and conscious of their safety.

“It was funny,” she went on, “because we just stood there for a few minutes staring at each other; neither one of us moving. As I looked, I felt like I was being drawn out of my body and toward the deer. All of a sudden, I was inside the deer, feeling my new body shape, and looking out at the mountain through its eyes. Everything I saw was gray, white or dark. Nothing had color. That was a surprise. I spent a few minutes like that, seeing out of its eyes.

“Just as suddenly, I was back in my body and looking once again at the deer. I thanked it and slowly walked away. You really can’t make this stuff up.”

MORE ON THE ATTRIBUTES OF FAMILIARS

There is even more from Maria one just what a familiar is all about.

“When you connect to your familiar,” she writes, “they become a part of you. They are power animals or powerful familiars in whatever form they show up. They come to you because you have some type of rapport. They are sacred beings.

“They have to want to work with you. They can’t be forced or coerced. They have to choose you, too. Remember that it is a partnership. If it’s any form of animal, it connects to the animal qualities within you. Familiars can be fun, have a sense of humor, be serious, mischievous, practical, playful, informative, loving, guiding, protecting. They bring awareness and truth to your life. They help elevate you spiritually as well as connecting you with nature, other realms and magick. They can inspire you and work with you in amazing ways.”

Familiars are all some form of magickal beings, according to Maria. They have a psychic link to you and are in harmony with who you are, what you do and how you live.

“Remember, they are attracted to the ‘real’ you,” she writes. “We are back to ‘like attracts like.’”

THE TRUSTWORTHY TOUCH OF THE DRAGON

Maria says that Dragons are great protectors.

Dragon energy has been with us for ages. They are known as protectors (of treasures, castles, people, etc). They are the wise sages who give knowledge and insight into both the physical and non-physical realms. They are also said to be evil, but Maria affirms that she only attracts its positive characteristics, as declared from the times of the ancients.

“My main familiar is a dragon,” Maria writes. She then proceeds to tell a fascinating story.

“A friend of mine,” she recounts, “Brother Revels-Bey, was renting a room in a house with other people years ago. He wasn’t planning on living there for long because some of the people were negative. He called me up one day and said he’s going to New Jersey (we’re in New York) because he felt something was ‘off’ and needed to get away. He asked me to make sure his room was safe and nothing would happen to his belongings. He went on his way and I put my dragon outside his door to guard it.

“I got a call the next day that the police were at his house looking for him. It turned out that someone accidentally started a fire and the whole house burned. I got there as soon as I could. The house was all black. There were a few pieces of furniture left on the lawn that were so burned that it was hard to recognize what they were.

“The only room that wasn’t burned was his. Not one thing burned. The police were looking for him because they thought he might have started the fire since his room – strangely – wasn’t touched by it. Luckily, he could prove he was out of state. He still had to get rid of many things due to the scent of the smoke permeating some items.

“Dragons are great protectors.”

THE OLD FAMILIAR STANDBY: CATS

Cats remain among the most popular familiars. Earl “King of the Lower East Side” was the familiar of Tim Beckley and April Troiani before his passing.

There is a vast array of potential familiars besides dragons, of course. Horses, dolphins, hawks and other birds, even angels, can join forces with you as a familiar. But let’s look at that old familiar standby: cats.

“Cats have been known as familiars for centuries,” Maria writes. “Think of how much the Egyptians were focused on them in several varied forms. Cats are associated with witches, sorcerers, oracles, magi and others.

“The witch is known for acquiring a physical cat to send out to do her bidding and return to her. Some say that her spirit can go into the body of the cat at will and perform her magick. Others say she controls the cat with her witchcraft. Still others say that she controls the spirit of a cat, not the physical being. Some worship a cat deity to help in times of trouble or to better a situation.

“You may or may not resonate to a cat familiar. If you do, you will be following in the footsteps of many light workers. If you don’t feel an affinity to a cat, you will resonate with a familiar that is better for you.”

As in everyday reality, different cat species have different capabilities. For instance, a Siamese cat has a very distinctive look and is very intelligent. They can be very vocal, which translates to a person being good at expressing an idea or a point of view. They can carry themselves with grace and are very persistent.

Meanwhile, a Persian cat is a quiet creature, unlike a Siamese, and just wants to roam around. The Persian cat likes affection and will come to you for the feeling of being touched, but only when it wants to, when the mood strikes it. It is also very inquisitive.

An alley cat is a different sort entirely. It functions more as a hunter, and must provide itself with food. Hunting requires it to be agile and cunning. The alley cat is a survivor in all senses of that word. This type can also fight when required, to keep what is theirs, and are intelligent and very resourceful. They are generally loners but will be protective of whatever family they may have.

Still another feline familiar is the calico cat. They are feisty and intelligent. They’re independent and like their space, but can be very loyal. These cats are very loving, so, if you like unconditional love, this is the cat for you.

“Do you resonate with cats?” Maria asks. “What part of your personality matches with them? What part doesn’t? This will give you insight about yourself.

“Remember,” she adds, “life is an adventure. You are in the process of awakening to wonderful realms, powers and possibilities.”

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SPIRIT? GHOST? POLTERGEIST? GEF THE TALKING MONGOOSE BAFFLES RESEARCHERS

By Sean Casteel

Gef The Mongoose

If there were such a thing as a top ten list of unexplainable phenomena throughout history, Gef would rank right at the top.

Fortean researchers, parapsychologists and skeptics alike would have to admit that they have never encountered such a bizarre but apparently well-documented case that is so completely devoid of hysteria in the timeless annals of the unexplained.

If Gef the talking mongoose is what it is claimed he is, he should certainly turn the heads of the scientific community, who at first glance would probably consider this to be a case of mass hysteria.

There is – as we shall see – every reason to recognize this talking animal as the Eighth Wonder Of The World, a title for which he is wholly deserving, for it is said that Gef, an otherwise unassuming small rodent, could:

** Sing songs.

** Mimic the sounds of other animals.

** Read minds.

** Move objects through the air although he was nowhere near them.

** Chat with visitors from around the world, sometimes using vulgar language.

** Hide himself from curious eyes and become invisible whenever he wanted to.

Whatever the powers that lurk behind the curtain of paranormal mystery truly are, they usually manifest in dark and frightening ways. They are not shy or apologetic about inducing extreme levels of terror in the hapless percipients who encounter them.

But in the case of Gef, the Talking Mongoose, it seems as though the spirits are having a bit of childlike fun, indulging in a whimsical playfulness where no one is really injured or frightened – just perplexed and made curious by a creature who crossed over from the other side and took up residence in the home of a farming family living on the Isle of Man, located in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland.

Publisher Timothy Green Beckley has done his readers a favor by resurrecting an out-of-print book about Gef that is not only extremely rare but very costly. The book is called “The Haunting of Cashen’s Gap: A Modern ‘Miracle,’” by Harry Price and R.S. Lambert, and was first published in 1936. Original copies sell for up to $1000 nowadays, but Beckley can provide not only the original text but the updated research of present-day writers like Tim R. Swartz and Hercules Invictus for the price of an everyday paperback.

“James Irving and his family found themselves in the crosshairs of a series of increasingly strange events,” Swartz writes, “that would dominate their lives for years to come. James ‘Jim’ Irving, an educated man, had previously been a traveling piano salesman, and although the farm was his retirement project, it was proving insufficient to support his wife, Margaret, and their young daughter, Voirrey. The farm was called Doarlish Cashen – Manx Gaelic for ‘Cashen’s Gap.’ There were no neighbors nearby nor was there a telephone or electricity.”

Beckley’s updated reprint is called, simply enough, “Gef The Talking Mongoose,” and opens with a chapter by longtime paranormal researcher Tim R. Swartz. Swartz provides an excellent overview of the Gef saga and equips the reader with the basic facts as a precursor to the more detailed treatment by Price and Lambert.

GEF INTRODUCES HIMSELF

Gef made his first appearance on September 13, 1931.

Voirrey and James Irving stand on the front porch of Cashen’s Gap.

“According to Jim Irving,” Swartz writes, “he first saw a small, weasel-like animal in his farmyard that could bark like a dog and meow like a cat. Even more amazing, when Irving made other barnyard animal noises, the little animal would repeat the sounds back immediately. It wasn’t long before the Irvings became aware that this creature had found its way into their home, announcing its presence with random scratches, rustling and general activity between the walls and the matchwood paneling.”

Thinking the sounds were caused by rats or other pests, the family set traps but caught nothing. Jim made a last-ditch attempt by growling like a dog at the invasive vermin, only to hear something growl right back. He then realized it was the animal he’d seen outside.

“Whatever it was,” Swartz recounted, “it proved to be a talented mimic. It would repeat Irving’s imitations of various animals and birds, and soon he had only to name an animal and it would promptly respond with the appropriate sounds. At other times it made a gurgling sound like a baby that soon changed into actual words.”

Voirrey, the family’s young child, was fascinated by the new guest and would ask the creature to repeat nursery rhymes, which it would do in a clear, high-pitched voice. The family called the interloper “Jack,” but he soon told his hosts he preferred to be known as “Gef,” spelled G-E-F. He claimed to have been born in Delhi, India, in 1852, and he was brought to the island twenty years earlier when a farmer had imported mongooses to the area hoping to curb the local rabbit population. Gef said he had always understood human speech, but he learned to speak himself more recently, having been taught by Jim.

As rumors of the strange creature spread throughout the Isle of Man, it was often claimed that Voirrey was fooling everyone by “throwing her voice,” an explanation that Swartz skillfully debunks.

“This is not to say that Voirrey didn’t at times imitate Gef’s voice,” Swartz admits. “In practically every poltergeist case that centers on children, there are instances where the child is seen to throw something or bang on a wall if they think they are not being observed. Voirrey was probably guilty of this when Gef would become stubborn and refuse to make an appearance. But it is unlikely that Voirrey could have managed to keep such a long, drawn out hoax going for as long as the phenomenon lasted.”

Investigators speculated from the beginning that Gef was a haunting of some kind – possibly a poltergeist.

Jim Irving using a pair of knives to show the depth of a crack in the matchboard paneling from where Gef threw a packing needle at Capt. Mcdonald.

“Gef could produce knocks and raps all over the house practically simultaneously,” Swartz writes. “He was also fond of throwing things at the Irvings and their guests from cracks in the paneling. As well, Gef claimed to be able to travel all over the island and repeat various conversations that he had overheard. He also had a rich vocabulary of swear words and loved to sing songs that were unknown to his hosts. These antics are very similar to poltergeist pranks and even Jim Irving thought at times that Gef was more than just an ‘extra clever mongoose.’”

The case attracted attention from the media. News of the mystery first reached London in October 1931, when an item concerning a “man-weasel” appeared in the press. A newspaper called the Daily Sketch published a photo of the Irving cottage with the caption “The Talking Weasel Farm,” and the Daily Mail and other journals briefly reported strange events at Doarlish Cashen. The northern newspapers took a larger and more sustained interest in the affair because the talking animal was a near neighbor and naturally paid more attention than the London newspapers.

Newspapers around the world reported on the mysterious “Talking Weasel” from the Isle of Man.

Early in 1932, the Manchester Daily Dispatch sent a reporter to the Irving farm in order to investigate the mystery at its actual location. He was fortunate enough to hear Gef speak.

“The mysterious ‘man-weasel’ of Doarlish Cashen has spoken to me today,” the journalist wrote. “Investigation of the most remarkable animal story that has ever been given publicly – a story which is finding credence all over the island – leaves me in a state of considerable perplexity. Had I heard a weasel speak? I do not know, but I do know that I have heard today a voice which I should never have imagined could issue from a human throat; that the people who claim it was the voice of the strange weasel seem sane, honest and responsible folk and not likely to indulge in a difficult, long, drawn-out and unprofitable practical joke to make themselves the talk of the world; and that others had had the same experience as myself.”

Jim Irving told the reporter the story of how the animal had taken up residence in the family home but denied that the place was haunted.

“There are no spooks here,” Irving declared.

WHO OR WHAT WAS GEF?

The Haunting of Cashen’s Gap by Harry Price and R.S. Lambert

The publicity in various media outlets quickly piqued the curiosity of psychic investigators Harry Price and R.S. Lambert, who would team up to write the aforementioned paranormal classic “The Haunting of Cashen’s Gap,” based largely on their own onsite investigation of the Irvings and their mysterious houseguest.

In their introduction, the pair writes: “The following pages are an essay in the Veracious but Unaccountable. Whether looked at from the point of view of psychology, of psychical research, of anthropology or of sociology, this true story of Gef is very odd. We have been moved to set it down in as full a form as possible in order that everyone interested – including, we hope, posterity – may be in a position to form their own judgment about it.

“To believers,” they continue, “it will represent proof of a miracle; to skeptics a lesson in the laws of evidence. Some will call it nonsense from first to last; others will admit it to be at least as good as most ghost stories. Throughout we have sought to avoid mere credulity on the one hand and prejudiced skepticism on the other. There may be readers who will be disappointed that we have at the end no cut-and-dried solution of the mystery to offer, but this only suggests that the facts, as we have honestly tried to set them forth, are susceptible of various explanations.”

The authors comment that although the farm yields little or no produce and that most people would find their lifestyle nearly intolerable, the Irvings are still a “united, cheerful and healthy trio of normally intelligent persons. Nevertheless, into their lives has entered a mystery, perhaps one of the most curious and unaccountable mysteries of our times. Their solitary farm has become the scene of what is alleged to be a supernatural visitation – such a visitation as was common enough three hundred years ago, when the reality of witches and their familiars was acknowledged and feared.”

And what does Gef call himself? He cannot be relied on, the two investigators write, to tell his hosts exactly what he is. At various times he has called himself a mongoose and an “earthbound spirit.” This last description, they write, is a “purely spiritualistic term,” adding that Gef is thought to be afraid of dying, so he cannot be assumed to have made the transition to the world of the dead.

The Irving’s did not see Gef as a frightening creature but more like the family’s pet, one who could feast on biscuits, chocolate and bananas and helped them keep the stoves lit. But to others he was considered a “monstrosity,” a freak of nature, an abomination to God.

Gef himself seemed confused about his identity. He once said he was from another dimension, that he was a spirit, but took that back by intimating, “If I were a spirit, how could I kill rabbits?” When quizzed on why he was so reclusive, Gef said he was not a pleasant sight to behold. That some might be frightened and see him as a “real freak.”

Gef suddenly took to singing and speaking in strange tongues. The authors were told that “the voice is extremely high-pitched, above the human range, with a clear, sweet tone.” He began to sing more and more: songs, hymns and ballads. Some of these the Irvings knew, some were new to them. His singing became almost a nuisance.

ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY?

Though the Gef phenomenon seemed at times to center around Voirrey, she told the authors that she had no great love for him. However, she saw more of the animal than anyone else and was the only one to see all of him. Her parents frequently pleaded for him to show himself fully but were always refused. They sometimes saw a portion of him sitting on a beam or glimpsed something flashing past a gap in the hedge, but that is all. When they asked him to come out in the open, Gef answered them by saying, “I am a freak. I have hands and I have feet, and if you saw me you’d faint. You’d be petrified, mummified, turned into stone or a pillar of salt!” 

That last remark about a pillar of salt led the researchers to speculate that Gef must have attended Sunday school somewhere. Gef also found enough amusement in his living situation to make the Irvings familiar with the sound of his laughter.

“If laughter indicates happiness,” the two researchers reasoned, “then Gef must be supremely contented in the bosom of the Irving family. He laughs all day. He possesses an extensive repertoire of laughs. To quote Jim’s description, ‘Sometimes it resembles the tittering laugh of a precocious or mischievous child; at other times I would say it was the chuckling laugh of an aged person, and another distinct type is one which I would say was satanic laughter, or the laughter of a maniac. We all have a most intense dislike to this last laughter, as it is very trying. But, fortunately, we do not get this kind very often.’”

 TRYING TO EXPRESS THE ULTIMATE TRUTH

Price and Lambert can only offer three possibilities as to ultimate reality of Gef. First, Gef exists and haunts Doarlish Cashen, substantially as the Irvings say he does. Two, that Gef is a product of hallucination and fantasy. Or three, that Gef is a product of conscious deception. Acceptance of the first conclusion rules out the other two, but the second and third conclusion are not exclusive of each other and may be entertained together or separately.

In assessing the reality of Gef, the authors are unwilling to sweep away the many trustworthy outside witnesses who heard Gef and were certain of his independent existence. They take very seriously the findings of people who also visited the farm, such as spiritualists, teachers, hikers, relations and neighbors, and are unwilling to discount their statements.

One of several photos allegedly of Gef taken by Voirrey Irving.

Given the reality of Gef, the authors speculated that had he been rather more docile and agreeable in his behavior, less elusive in his manifestations, and more pleasing in his personality, he might have become in time the center of a sort of cult. In spite of his deficiencies, he gained a circle of admirers eager to hear his latest doings, ready to pay periodic visits to his shrine, and to bring small gifts to win his good will.

“It is the stuff of which oracles are made,” Price and Lambert write, “and the foundation on which temples are built. Gef rejects spiritistic interpretations of himself, and yet will not or cannot reveal his own identity. He has no message to give out, no real miracles to work. It is certain that ‘doubters’ will abound and that the faithful themselves will be able to do little more than acclaim Gef, with all his wit, malice and tomfoolery, as A VOICE AND NOTHING MORE.”

But what a fascinating voice! Whether it came from a “clever” mongoose or a poltergeist in animal form, reading “Gef The Talking Mongoose” will more than satisfy occultists and students of the supernatural like few other works available today. This priceless reprint of 1936’s “The Haunting of Cashen’s Gap” coupled with the 21st century efforts of Beckley and his pool of writers is a must-have item for both collectors and newcomers to the subject.

Oh, and by the way, there is even an account in the book of a talking stove – yes, I said talking stove – that goes well beyond the boundaries of Gef’s abilities as an animal to speak. The universe gets stranger all the time. Where are John Keel and Charles Fort when you need them the most?

Tim R. Swartz is the author of the book “Gef The Talking Mongoose The “Eighth Wonder of the World.”

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The Meaning of it All – Have We All Been Screwed By The Aliens?

By Timothy Green Beckley

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Screwed By The Aliens

I have published what is possibly my most controversial book in more than fifty years.

It deals with sex!!!

Sex – human sexuality – is a subject we are all interested in (or should be) but we seldom associated it with the UFO phenomena for a variety of reasons.

Screwed by the Aliens – True Sexual Encounters with ETs” is hot off the press, it has just been released in the last couple of days and we anticipate that we might have opened a can of worms.

This book’s title has a double meaning. As you turn the pages herein you will see that we have approached the sexual nature of UFOs, their alien occupants, and the reproduction process of the Ultra-terrestrials with an open mind. It’s easy to laugh and guffaw upon reading reports of anal probes and those who claim that they have fathered a rather large family of star children, or who have sex with reptilians just about every Saturday night. We admit to a bit of chuckling from time to time ourselves, but this is potentially a very important aspect of UFO research that for the most part has been neglected.

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Here is the “proof” that Cynthia Appleton’s story is legitimate — a clipping from a British broadsheet (more reliable than a tabloid in the UK).

Part of this neglect has to do with the fact that to some people sex is still a taboo subject that might be offensive to them. But just because something is offensive or not to your liking doesn’t mean that you should ignore it altogether. The phenomenon is not going to go away. So let’s study it and let the chips fall where they may (a very trite statement, but one that immediately comes to mind). The second meaning, for me at least, is the fact that I sometimes feel I have been “screwed by the aliens.”

Though I have had three UFO sightings, done a million interviews, host my own podcast and published a gazillion books and magazines, I am still at a loss as to what precisely the UFO enigma consists of. We have close encounters, bedroom invaders, abductions, government cover-ups, a cry for disclosure and everything to the far left and the far right. I could have gone out and gotten a regular job, but, no, “they” led me to follow them, to chat them up and to devote my life to understanding their purpose. So, in a sense, yes, I have been “screwed by the aliens.” But, like with sex, it has been a pleasurable experience (for the most part). If I have learned one thing over the years, don’t get wrapped up with one thing in life. Don’t let the aliens screw you.

ONE THING I HAVE LEARNED – AS STRANGE AS IT MAY SEEM

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A memorable story and an amazing vocalist: please check out Pamela Stonebrooke on YouTube (Alien Version). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqF_ED7OopI

It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman – you can have sex with an alien. Or at least that’s what the experts say. It’s an entirely new aspect of Exopolitics (the political implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence) that has to be accounted for. Personally, I would not recommend it, but there is no accounting for individual tastes in this “New Age” of sexual liberation and individuality. Some guys, who liken themselves to being real players, groove on the idea that they might be pimping themselves out to some far off – and far out – lady of the night. While gals tell me that they definitely get their best groove on when it comes to feeling the scales of their reptilian mates . . . now that’s a real ribbed condom if you ask me. From what I have been told you can be either part of the population that would like to caress an ET all evening long and perhaps even bat a home run with “him.” Or you can dislike the little bugger immensely and try to shove ‘em away if “he” comes a-calling in the middle of the night.

Your reaction even has a name – oh, yes, it does! If you crave alien sex you definitely are an “Exophiliac.” On the other hand, if you shy away from those greys and want them to keep their six-fingered mitts to themselves, you are a bit harder to classify. Astrophobia is a fear of outer space and everything in it, so that would include ETs. Xenophobia is a fear of anyone from another place. Perhaps we can create our own verbiage to describe this fear – something like Exophobic perhaps?

Hey, there’s always one extreme fetishist in every neighborhood. This time it just happens to be the guy with the big UFO collection, that’s all.

By the way, if you fear the unknown in general (like your mother hates your interest in Bigfoot or Dogman, let’s say) she would have neilasparophobia. In which case you better hide your copy of the “Fortean Times” underneath your mattress next to that soiled copy of “Penthouse” tucked away there from when you were a teenager. . .all this according to a Dr. Anil Aggrawal, who teaches Forensic Medicine at the Maulana Azad Medical College, India, and edits a peer-reviewed Internet journal on Paraphilias. Sexual crimes and their medicolegal aspects has been his special area of research for the last 25 years. He lives in New Delhi with his wife and a personal library of over 20,000 books.

And if your prefer to be an armchair UFOlogist, you can still participate in the world of alien sexual dynamics simply by reading ample amounts of literature on the subject, or you can join a UFO group and become part of the ever growing number of UFO sky-watchers worldwide.

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British UFO and Fortean researcher Nigel Watson takes us inside the sexy saucer lab 101.

Is there an explanation for this connection between UFOs and a healthy libido? Of course, says Nigel Watson, our crony from the UK and contributor to this work of fine paranormal literature and author of such volumes as “The UFO Investigators Manual” and “UFOs of the First World War.” “Perhaps the anxiety and wonder of seeing something exceptional in the sky arouses the witness,” he explains. “Or some might claim that randy aliens are deliberately sending out beams that will stimulate witnesses so that they can have their wicked way with them.”

Of course, Nigel, why hadn’t we thought of that? Watson was quoted in an article in the British “Daily Mirror” as part of an effort to prove the hypothesis that a visit to a UFO hot spot might facilitate a scandalously robust night of alien rubbernecking. “Panamanians claim they are enjoying close encounters of the stirred kind whenever they see an unidentified flying object,” maintains the widely read, bluecollar tabloid, “with more than a third (37%) admitting to having an immediate desire for sex straight afterwards.”

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Jose Inacio Alvaro as a grown man with his own child. He is said to have had more repeated contact with space beings than anyone else in Brazil. Many of them were sexual in nature.

The “Daily Mirror” points out that, “The Central American country is awash with alien sightings – with an incredible 1 in 16 of the population claiming to have seen a UFO in their lifetimes. A survey by the Cid Gallup company – which appeared in the El Siglo newspaper – said more than a third reported having intense ‘sexual desire’ after the experience.” The survey was conducted in Panama with a sample of 1,200 respondents between June 7th and June 20th, 2012, with a 2.8% margin of error.Nigel Watson reminds us that the concept of mating with Ultra-terrestrials is nothing new, going back centuries, though the breeding process seems to have been revved up at times.

“By the 1980s, alien abduction researchers in the USA accepted that women are routinely abducted, impregnated and then re-abducted a few weeks later for the extraction of the hybrid fetus.” The British journalist will have an opportunity to prove his accusations as we turn the pages of this extensive volume, further contending that, “These activities explained the short-lived pregnancies experienced by female abductees. As for male abductees, they either claimed to have had intercourse with an alien woman or their sperm was extracted by mechanical means by the aliens.” Theorizing further for the “Daily Mirror,” Nigel was quoted as saying: “There have been various claims over the years that aliens are visiting Planet Earth to copulate or probe human beings in a sexual context. In his book ‘Communion,’ Whitley Strieber famously described being abducted by aliens who inserted a one-foot long anal probe inside him. It seemed to be a living entity, so when it was taken out he was surprised to see it was a mechanical device. The case of Antonio Villas Boas is also outstanding. He claimed in 1957 that he was dragged inside a flying saucer and forced to have sexual intercourse with a beautiful alien woman. When he left, she pointed at her stomach, at him and then at the sky, implying she would have his child somewhere in outer space.”

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Mr. Boas’s “incident” with a space woman who wanted sex with him has been translated into just about every language all over the world.

We will be hearing much more about the very famous Antonio Boas incident in a volume that comes in over 325 pages.

I think we have done quite a bit to break through the wall of confusion that persists to this day on this very strange topic.

Stay well and away from the bad guys who chances are come from Uranus!

Tim Beckley

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EXPLORING THE NATIVE AMERICAN UFO—STAR PEOPLE CONNECTION

With A Bit Of Ritualistic Indian Magic Revealed!

By Sean Casteel

*** Read about some of the fascinating petroglyphs and pictographs of the earliest Native Americans, who responded in reverence and awe to the alien presence that created them. The testimony of Native Americans of our own time is equally dramatic and grounded in mysteries still unsolved.

*** There are many divided opinions among the Native Americans of the present day as to how their people were created. Not all believe in the conventional wisdom as taught by anthropologists. Some believe in the UFO-related origin stories handed down for centuries and see those beliefs made all the more real by continued contact experiences happening in the modern world.

*** Once you have made the leap of faith and accept that the alien presence for Native Americans is real, how do you communicate with these otherworldly “gods”? Learn some of the chants, songs and ceremonies used since ancient times to placate and entreat the great spirits.

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The American Indian UFO-Starseed Connection

It is generally acknowledged that the myths and legends of nearly all Native Americans have a rich and varied history of an interaction with the “Sky People” or “Star People” in common with one another. In a book recently reissued by Timothy Green Beckley’s Inner Light/Global Communications, entitled “The American Indian UFO-Starseed Connection,” this idea is thoroughly explored by a number of well-known authors, to include the late Brad Steiger, whose numerous books on paranormal subjects have sold many millions of copies.

UFO BELIEVERS AND UNBELIEVERS

One of the Native American sources Steiger spoke to directly for his chapter told him, “I doubt very much if you will find another Indian who will tell you this, but I don’t believe there is any doubt whatsoever that there are Indian people on the face of the Earth who did not originate on this planet.”

But there exists a schism among Native Americans about their true origin. Some of the Hopi, for example, believe in a tribal descent from the UFO occupants and an ancient culture while others favor the more orthodox, anthropological description of their lineage. Meanwhile, a collection of predictions labeled the “Hopi Prophecies” are believed to predict not only that exact schism of spiritual faith but the coming of the UFOs as well in what sounds like a Native American version of the coming apocalypse.native american indian and ufo

A petroglyph in Arizona is said to show a dome-shaped flying saucer with an arrow on top that represents travel through space. The Hopi maiden on the dome shape represents “purity,” delivering an ominous warning about the future “Purification Day.”

“Those Hopi who survive Purification Day will be taken to other planets,” the Native American source told Steiger. “We, the faithful Hopi, have seen the ships and know they are true. We have watched nearly all our brethren lose faith in the original teachings and go off on their own course.”

ANCIENT ROCK ART FROM THE STARS TELLS THE TALE

There is still much to learn, however, from the faithful of ancient days. Steiger runs through a catalog of petroglyphs, or stone carvings, and pictographs, or stone paintings. Thirty miles northeast of Price, Utah, is the beginning of one of the most unusual canyons in the nation, Nine Mile Canyon.

“Prior to 1100 A.D., the Fremont culture occupied the canyon,” Steiger writes, “and the records they left in the form of petroglyphs and pictographs comprise the heaviest concentration of rock art in the world today. The Fremont people developed their own art style, which, interestingly, was typified by horned, trapezoidal-bodied, human-like ‘anthropomorphs.’ Were these creatures somehow symbolic of nature spirits? Or did they truly represent visitations by beings decidedly different from the Fremont people’s other Amerindian neighbors?”

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Nine Mile Canyon petroglyph.

Another fascinating petroglyph in Nine Mile Canyon consists of a horned person-like figure. To someone of an ancient astronaut bent, the horns may be the sprouting of antennae from a space helmet.

“In this instance,” Steiger writes, “the creature is standing before a row of upraised human hands, which seems to imply awe, reverence or fear. To the human figure’s left, there is a disc-like object. To the disc’s left, there is an upside down human figure faintly etched in the stone.”

In Christina Lake, British Columbia, Canada, one finds a most intriguing pictograph in a natural grotto. The drawing depicts a white disc with black wing-like protuberances hovering over four figures who appear to have bent their knees in an attitude of reverence. Squiggly lines, perhaps suggestive of rays of light, emanate from the top of the object. Longer, more irregular lines extend from the bottom of the disc, possibly portraying smoke or fire.

It is noteworthy that Native American artists – separated by time and thousands of miles – chose to portray not just the appearing of the UFOs but also the awe and reverence with which they as mere mortals had responded to the ships. This is consistent, of course, with similar encounters in the Bible as well as ancient astronaut lore from throughout the world.

MARRIAGES MADE IN THE STARS

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As described in their book, “Indian Wisdom And Its Guiding Power,” Brad and Sherry share lunch with the Uros Indians on their remote island. The Uros honor a mandate not to accept any of humankind’s technology in order to have the Sacred Ones they believe they have descended from return for them in the End Times.

Steiger also discusses the correlations between Native American myths and fairy lore from the European continent, including the notion of mortals of both sexes having amorous relations with beings from beyond.

“The legends of Native Americans contain many accounts of Star Wives and Star Husbands,” he writes. “Although there may be individual cultural differences from tribe to tribe, the basic accounts of the Star Husband could be outlined in this way: A young girl sleeping outside the lodge or wigwam is taken away during the night by the Star People. She awakens to find herself in a different world and the bride of a Star Husband.

“Although life is pleasant in Star Land,” Steiger continues, “the girl grows lonesome for her own people. From time to time, she is permitted to look into a hole through which she can see her tribesmen. But if she grows too despondent, she is permitted to return to her tribe, usually after performing a task which seems to her nonsensical. If a child has been produced by their union, it is usually required that she leave her offspring with her Star Husband and his people.”

A MODERN DAY NATIVE AMERICAN EXPERIENCER

In another chapter of “The American Indian UFO-STARSEED Connection,” we read the first person account of “Dennis,” a Native American, and his UFO encounters, some of which he experienced while undergoing a rite of passage to male adulthood. Dennis hails from a section of New Mexico located between the towns of Grants and Raymond.

“I come from a country,” Dennis begins, “that is 7,000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, with ponderosa and high pines. It is known for what we call ‘spook lights.’ They are usually red or blue. We have a lava flow that is undatable. Some archeologists have tried to date it, but they can’t figure out when it erupted. We have a couple of active volcano areas. There are a few areas which cannot be explored because of the terrain. The Indians have many legends about these areas.

“When I was growing up,” he continues, “I remember seeing lights zip across the sky. There have been archeologists in the area. Most of them don’t make it past midnight. Something scares them!”

A RITUAL OF TERROR

Dennis goes on to talk about undergoing the traditional initiation ceremony.

“What happens is, you are taken out to an area blindfolded and left there. You are supposed to stay in that area for 24 to 48 hours, depending on how big of a wimp they think you are. A few don’t make it. The first time I went out, I didn’t make it. The canyon, just below me, lit up as bright as day. Being very young, I decided that running through the cactus at high speed and jumping barbed wire fences would be safer than sticking around. So I went screaming back to the village.”

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Strange clouds have often appeared over Second Mesa (AZ) and have been connected with the disappearance of members of various Native American tribes.

When Dennis tried the ritual again a few years later, a similar thing happened. Only this time, when he saw the large lights, he decided to move in closer and explore. By the time he reached the area that had been so illuminated, the light had dimmed and gone away.

Like Steiger’s Native American friend, Dennis also complains of unbelievers in his community.

“The tradition tells of different types of visitations,” he writes. “I grew up with people who believed that if there was a visitation, it was our government causing it. If we had a flying saucer in the area, it had a U.S. Air Force sticker on it. Later on, these people became unsettled by things they had seen out there.”

As an example, Dennis offers the story of the sighting of a pair of red dots that appeared over the horizon as the tribe was conducting their traditional races. The dots looked like they were sitting right on the mountain. Within a few seconds they took off across the sky. On their way across, they did a “few tricks.” Then they went across the horizon and disappeared. The startled witnesses began to pray and meditate, seeking to find out what was going on.

WITCH DOCTORS AND BABIES FROM THE SKY

Dennis had also heard reports of witch doctors who started their walk in New Mexico and all of a sudden showed up in Mexico, traveling two or three thousand miles in a couple of days.

“The witch doctor who did this was old when I was growing up,” Dennis writes, “and he’s still around. I met him and I remember him from the time when I was two or three years old. He still walks through the desert, still makes his meditation runs and his medicine runs. He has some charms that are very unusual.”

Later, as an adult in the military service stationed in California, Dennis again brushed up against the paranormal.

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Mt. Shasta.

“Even the Indians that I met in California had legends,” he said. “I got into the Yeti/Bigfoot legends when in I was in the service. I found that many tribes which were up on Mount Shasta all had a joint story. It was about a baby born from a sphere that had fallen from the sky. They [these children] were supposed to be stronger than normal and hairier than normal. They were supposed to have all kinds of abnormal characteristics. They could not speak as we do, yet they communicated among themselves.”

An anthropologist from the Denver Museum visited an area near Dennis’ home in an attempt to investigate and document the region’s strange native legends. The anthropologist set up his camping gear and waited. But at 10:30 P.M., “something” unknown came into the camp that drove both Dennis and the anthropologist out into the unsheltered night. At first, Dennis had warned the visiting scientist to stay close to the fire because only light could protect them from whatever was making its presence felt. Two minutes later the anthropologist was packing up and heading for his jeep. The fear was simply too much for him.

Dennis seems to be speaking of creatures resembling the often-seen small “gray” aliens as the culprit in the above story.

“These creatures are not Bigfoot,” Dennis said. “Their height is about 3’11’ or maybe four feet. I’ve never seen them during the day. I know that they walk on two legs. They are also ambidextrous.”

Dennis said he believes the diminutive creatures love dill pickles. He tried baiting a trap with dill pickles for the creatures but they managed to get the pickles without setting off the trip wires.

THE MAGIC THAT COMES WITH GENUINE CONTACT

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Lost Indian Magic

Having established the possibility of an ongoing contact being shared by some Native Americans and the UFO occupants, how has this contact been made manifest in the day-to-day lives of the indigenous earthlings? To answer this question, we turn to another book from Timothy Green Beckley’s Global Communications publishing house called “Lost Indian Magic.”

One learns in Lost Indian Magic” that the Native American method of contacting the spirits that are believed to rule over their lives is to chant or sing to them. “Lost Indian Magic” includes a song intended to serve as a love charm. The words seem to mean that the man singing the song wants to isolate his beloved from the rest of the world.

“Place her standing up on the earth. Where her feet are now and wherever she may go, let loneliness leave its mark upon her. Let her be marked out for loneliness where she stands. I belong to the Wolf Clan. No one is ever lonely with me. I am handsome. Let her put her soul in the very center of my soul, never to turn away.”

Obviously, it is easier to work a love charm on a lonely woman than one surrounded by competing suitors.

That song is followed by one intended to insure the woman’s constancy.

“This woman’s soul has come to rest at the edge of your body. You are never to let go your hold upon it. Let her never think upon any other place. The woman has put her soul into our hands. We shall never let it go!”

There are similar songs included inLost Indian Magic” intended to ensure the faithfulness of one’s spouse. But, interestingly, a song to be sung by a jealous rival is also in the mix. The song is “For Separation of Lovers.” Tobacco is used in this particular ceremony.

“The blue tobacco has come to be your recompense. You have alighted midway between them where they two are standing. You have spoiled their souls immediately. They have at once become separated. Let her eyes in their sockets be forever watching for me. There is no loneliness where my body is.”

The fact that such a song exists for the sake of a jealous rival implies a surprising frankness about human nature. Whatever spirits devised the words seem to be unfazed by a love interest from outside a given marriage. Could it be used as evidence in divorce court?

BIRTH TOTEMS: WHAT’S YOUR SIGN?

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The reader may enjoy another aspect of Native American lore called “The Birth Totem.” It springs from the Native American tradition that everything in life is a circle. This understanding of the cosmos resulted from their observation that the sun moves in a circle, from morning to night and then back again to another morning. The waxing and waning of the moon, from full moon to dark moon and back again, is also a circular movement. They also concluded from the changing of the seasons that the Earth itself moved in a circle as well.

They divided the circular year into 12 “moons,” with each moon possessing its own set of animal, mineral and plant totems. Each of these totems possessed certain qualities that could be passed onto people depending upon the moon under which they were born. The 12 birth totems are similar to the 12 signs of the zodiac we are already familiar with.

As with the zodiac, the characteristics listed for each totem are not necessarily the traits that everyone born under that totem possesses. Each person is unique and moves along in their own way and at their own speed. But those born under the same moon tend to share certain broadly defined qualities.

The fun part is finding your own birth totem moon using the handy chart provided. For example, my birthday falls within what is called the “Rest and Cleansing Moon.” My animal totem is the Otter, and my mineral totem is Turquoise. I’m said to be broadminded, lively, unconventional, perceptive, inventive, self-assured, self-reliant, dynamic, friendly and artistic. I sound like a great guy using this totem system, eh?

THE STORY THAT THE MOONS TELL

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In the far reaches of the ever-mysterious desert, the Indian campfires of the long ago heard many a tale worth the telling.

Lost Indian Magic” also provides a listing of sacred herbs to be used in the various ceremonies before it launches into a reprinting of a book from 1918, written by Grace Purdie Moon and Carl Moon, consisting of what the Moons call “A Mystery of the Red Man As He Lived Before the White Men Came.” This long lost and rare book featured paintings and photos by Carl Moon, which Beckley has faithfully reproduced in this newer version.

Surprisingly, for its time, the book is remarkably free of any anthropological bias or prejudice. The authors recount a mystery story that engages the reader from its opening lines and never lets go.

“Out in the region of the sage and the pine,” the Moons write in their Foreword, “in the far reaches of the ever-mysterious desert, the Indian campfires of the long ago heard many a tale worth the telling. Some there were that have been handed down, through the channel of an unwrit tongue, from age to youth – told, retold, and told again until they come to the hearing of even you and me. Thus the ancient tale of the Lost Magic comes to be set down.

“It may be that the legend loses somewhat,” they continue, “in parting with the strange tongue that gave it birth, but the thread on which the crude beads of its adventures are strung runs back even to the first account, and may be of the same spinning.”

The story tells of the protective magic given to the Ah-co tribe by a small bear carved out of turquoise. The artifact is stolen by another tribe who are jealous of the good fortune the bear heaps upon its people. With the bear’s loss comes the inevitable want, woe and disaster for the Ah-co. Seasons pass, but finally the Great Spirit, whose symbol is the sun, goes forth to find the little blue bear and restore it to his people.

Sounds like the kind of story one could envision as a summer blockbuster movie. It’s even a little reminiscent of a “Star Wars” episode with, say, Luke Skywalker going out to do battle for some aspect of the Force while fighting to restore a semblance of moral order to a galaxy far, far away.

In any case, if you’re interested in the ancient astronauts legends of the Native Americans and the spiritual practices intended to obtain the blessings of this powerful alien force, then “The American Indian UFO-Starseed Connection” and “Lost Indian Magic” should be at the top of your reading list. When it comes to contacting the gods of old in today’s world, Timothy Green Beckley’s books often contain just what the spiritual seeker needs in order to reach out and speak to the waiting, ever-patient unknown.

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Sean Casteel

SUGGESTED READING

THE AMERICAN INDIAN UFO STARSEED CONNECTION

LOST INDIAN MAGIC

LEGACY OF THE SKY PEOPLE: THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL ORIGIN OF ADAM AND EVE; THE GARDEN OF EDEN; NOAH’S ARK AND THE SERPENT RACE

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Wrestling Champ Vivian St. John Possessed Strange Psychic Powers

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By Timothy Green Beckley

I don’t know how many guys can say they had a professional wrestler as a lady friend. It can’t be a hell of a lot but it certainly is an attention getter when the lady just happens to be over six feet tall and you are just five six.

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Susanne Miller — AKA Vivian St. John.

Susanne Miller — known to wrestling fans worldwide as Vivian St. John — was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1950 and managed to wander into my life some twenty years later while directing a rather unorthodox occult center than offered psychic readings, seance participation , Ouija board sales and the opportunity to be hypnotized and put into a trance. We had some of the leading lights in the paranormal and UFO worlds lecture for our group (we rented large halls for some of the talks which would garner 200-300 people if properly promoted) and if you were a novice and wanted to expand upon your psychic talents you could join a class on astral projection or Tarot cards.

Our relationship spanned several decades and was certainly “complicated” a term popularized on Face Book. She went in and out of a life, had a daughter Nicole who is now a nurse I am told, became a wrestler, and even had time to put together material for a book we published (Inner Light – Global Communications) published — “Curses and Their Reversals” which of course can be obtained on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Curses-Their-Reversals-Superstitions-Removal/dp/160611140X

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Vivian St. John on the cover of “Beyond Reality” magazine.

She also was featured at least twice amidst a broken mirror on the cover of the long defunct newsstand magazine “Beyond Reality.” Some people thought Sue or Vivian, pardon me, was a Satanist. She did read cards, did some occult “root work” and offered spiritual counseling. Vivian considered herself a “Luciferian.” She did not sacrifice, she loved animals (even the three dobermens who tried to chew up my arm cause they thought i wanted to snatch the food that had been left in the frig for them). A short definition for those fundamentalist who think Satan is behind anything to do with the occult:

“Luciferianism is a belief system that venerates the essential characteristics that are affixed to Lucifer. The tradition, influenced by Gnosticism, usually reveres Lucifer not as the devil, but as a liberator, a guardian or guiding spirit, or even the true god as opposed to Jehovah.”

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Vivian St. John adorned Timothy Green Beckley’s body with magickal symbols.

Viv worked a lot with Talismanic Manic Magick and symbols, which I would equate with the magi Aleister Crowley’s brand of the esoteric. You’d have to read up on this yourself. One night — perhaps with more than the “average” libation in our systems — Sue decided that I should become a vessel for some unknown (to me at least) spirit and adorned my body with enough magickal symbols to make me an honorary member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. As her daughter once noted: “My mom was a very eccentric person all the way around, however you cut the cake. Nothing really added shock value when it came to her.”

Vivian died several years ago, but I certainly have not forgotten her nor have those she toured professional with while “queen of the ring.” Vivian loved to travel, went off to Japan several times, and had a fondness for grappling for sure. She wore her wrestling boots — which she loved — up till the end when she died of a heart disease which she had been suffering with for a number of years. Her friends stuck to her side even in the depressingly climactic days. There was, Susan “Tex” Green who had been her tag team partner. Leilani Kai, who moved into Vivian’s home for the last months of her life, taking care of her old friend, while she was sadly hooked up to an oxygen tank, confined to her bedroom. Another individual who shared in the care taking was Tatevik Hunanyan, Lelani Kai’s protege whose who antics in the ring can be caught on YouTube recorded while she was entertaining the crowds as a GLOW girl.

Tat shared Vivian’s interest in the paranormal and says that her edgy in ring personification was adapted in part from occult wisdom St. John gave to her.

I don’t believe I ever took seriously the idea that I should enter professional wrestling. I did think of becoming a crazed manager on the outside of the ring akin to the Grand Wizard who in “real life” was an accomplished artist. Sue/Viv had given me a painting of a clown he had painted which I cherished but cant find these days. Truth is, I have enough trouble jumping rope, never mind jumping into the ring over one.

Oh and Walter “Killer Kowalski was a reader of our books. He used to call on the phone to see what was new. He enjoyed Tesla and the Philadelphia Experiment and once sent me a signed copy of his auto biography and a B&W photo which I have on the wall for inspiration. As a side note, the “killer” — known for his specialized “claw hold” — was a vegetarian and a believer in Holistic health.

I did attempt to manage a couple of would be grapplers myself, but they chickened out before I could get them into training. They realized that while wrestling today may be part entertainment, the other half is real enough to kill you. My ideal match between “The Brick,” whom I was going to take to champion stardom, and the Undertaker, is a thing of past and never materialized except in a long forgotten dream.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON. . .

Tatevik Hunanyan

Tatevik Hunanyan

A Vivian St. John Tribute episode of Exploring the Bizarre which I co-host with Conspiracy Journal editor and blogger Tim R. Swartz will air on KCORradio.com at 10 PM Eastern/7 Pacific on the evening of June 26, 2018. It will shortly thereafter be available for your viewing enjoyment on our YouTube channel, “Mr UFOs Secret Files” https://www.youtube.com/user/MRUFO1100

The show will consist of interviews with her long time friend Tatevik Hunanyan who will discuss some of the occult moment shared with her wrestling buddy. Another independent wrestler Donnie Brooke will be joining us. Donnie is a UFO investigator down in Georgia and has some new information on the Roswell UFO crash and on his feelings about the NWO (not the wrestling tag team group). It should be an interesting show with lots of surprises, including appearances by other pro wrestlers who have a liking for the bizarre and unusual. It’s certain to be a “smack down” show, so join us live or in the archives (Stitcher, ITunes, YouTube).donniebrook

The following is an article dealing with the time the Ouija Board spoke with clarity to both Vivian and I. No devilish spirits took over. We were not possessed. But we did find out some things that we could not have known otherwise.

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UFO UNIVERSE’S OWN EDITOR SWEARS THE OUIJA CONNECTED HIM TO ANOTHER REALM!

THE DAY THE BOARD SPELLED OUT DISASTER
By Timothy Green Beckley

The Ouija Board has always been a controversial means of attempting contact with those in the “spirit world.” Not too long ago it was used as a tool exclusively by mediums and psychics. However in recent years it has become more of a parlor game with sales reaching close to two million according to a leading game company which says the Ouija Board is their hottest selling item.

I have worked the Ouija many times with varying results. Frequently messages are nothing more than what I call “psychic gibberish” with words being mispelled, and phrases and sentences making no sense to anyone. Other times the board reacts positively and spells out things of importance.

Some experts feel that if you treat the board seriously and ask questions of importance you will always be rewarded accordingly. Ask it foolish things and unimportant questions and it will respond thusly. How it works is also open to debate.

There are those who believe the Ouija is a direct telephone line with individuals who have passed on. Others express the idea that what comes through is simply telepathic in nature. As far as I’m concerned there is evidence for both beliefs.

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I hadn’t seen Suzanne Miller since the 1970s though one could hardly forget her striking appearance.

Standing all of six feet and dressed in fringe jacket and tight leather pants, Suzanne had a way of attracting attention no matter what the circumstances. I might also point out that Suzanne was no “wimp.” In fact, she carried herself like a biker chick and no doubt this had a lot to do with her subsequent career as a female wrestler and her climb to a top ten position on the lady’s wrestling circuit using the name Vivian St. John.

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Susanne Miller (Vivian St. John) with Sue Green.

But the years have cooled Suzanne down – somewhat! Currently, she can be found several days a week doing psychic readings at New Age Books and Things, a well established metaphysical center located at 4401 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

When I first met Suzanne she was just startling to develop her clairvoyant abilities, a gift that she told me had been handed down from her mother’s side of the family; In her early twenties then, she was dedicated enough in her task that I had no qualms about asking her to work at the New York School of Occult Arts and Sciences which I had founded and where many of the top psychics in the U.S. cut their teeth in the 60s and 70s. Suzanne always felt that her mission was to educate people to the reality of the non material realms she knew to exist all around us, but just out of sight of the majority of folks who closed their minds to this normally invisible universe.

Herbs and oils lined her heavily packed book cases and enlargements of Tarot cards hung on the walls of her west side apartment in Manhattan. After chatting over a glass of wine, Suzanne asked if I was interested in working the Ouija Board with her; something she felt she was becoming very adept at as her psychic abilities continued to grow. As it turned out, she felt certain that the spirits had something to tell her as she-had been ill at ease all day wondering what had happened to her husband who was due back in town the previous evening but hadn’t even called to indicate there was a problem.Susanne miller ouija board

After taking the Ouija down and dusting it with powder so that the wooden planchette would move freely should a message start to come through, we moved to the floor with our legs crossed and the board on our knees.

Suzanne was concerned over her husband’s whereabouts as Stanley had told her he would return from a trip upstate by early evening. It was already past 3:00 A.M. and he had not arrived as planned. Because of this she suggested asking the Ouija to give us an idea where he was and if there had been any trouble.

Touching the tips of our fingers to the planchette I selected to begin the questioning by asking if there was “anyone” present. The planchette moved directly to the word “yes.” Under normal conditions the planchette will start to move slowly at first and increase speed as communication becomes stronger. It works akin to adjusting a radio receiver to a particular frequency.

After a few “test” questions devised to make sure our subconscious wasn’t playing tricks we asked the whereabouts of Suzanne’s husband. “He will be in a car accident”- Suzanne’s face turned pale and I could see she was visibly concerned as the board continued to spell out its message. “Don’t worry, Stanley will not be hurt badly.”

After verifying the message (we usually make the “spirit” spell out the communication twice), we asked who we were in contact with and under what conditions he had left this world. The reply came that the spirit had also been in a car accident-but was not as lucky as Stanley would be as he was killed in the crash. “Where” we quizzed and the reply came “not far from Cincinnati, Ohio.” Further probing as to name, address and age (which we 40 could later check for verification) did not get a meaningful response.

Susan thanked whoever it was that had come through and put the board away for the night.

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Susanne as Vivian St. John

The next day found Suzanne’s husband still not home. To try and quiet her worst fears I attempted to calm her by rationalizing that since they had just moved into a new apartment and since they did not have a phone there was no way he could call to tell her how he had been delayed. I promised to return that night to see if Stanley had come back yet.

When I walked through the door later I saw Stanley alright-but he didn’t look at all well. Right in the middle of his forehead was one of the largest red lumps I have ever seen. “Boy, I’m lucky to be alive.”

I must have really looked shocked as he elaborated.

“I was returning from upstate and this car jumped into the lane in back of me and hit my automobile at 50 miles per hour from behind. The car was totally destroyed and I went forward smashing my head against the windshield.”

An ambulance had rushed him to Tuxedo Memorial Hospital, in Tuxedo, New York where he was admitted in fair condition.

“See,” Suzanne said, erasing any skepticism I still might have about the powers of the Ouija Board, “the spirits don’t lie!” And she was right – this time it hadn’t!

Stanley had verified the message by his very presence and with a lump on his head and the deep cuts on his arms and chest as evidence that an accident had happened and that he was fortunate not to have been killed.

Next Monday morning, I placed a call to Lila,the promotional director for the firm that booked music, particularly rock “n’ roll groups into several theaters in the metropolitan area. When she got on the phone I could sense that the normally high-spirited lady was disturbed over something.

Pressed as to what was irritating her, Lila explained that one of her best friends was killed over the weekend. I told her how sorry I was and asked for more details. “He was driving toward Cincinnati….”

My heart skilled a beat and a cold chill ran up my spine – hadn’t our “spirit” on the board told us he had been killed in Ohio? Could it have possibly been Lila’s friend coming through?

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Susanne Miller Tag Team Wrestling.

Lila has been a friend for sometime and on occasions I have done psychic readings for her, picking up what I thought might be things important to her. About a month before this incident I called her one night to tell her about an impression I was receiving. I told her that I foresaw trouble in the area of her eyes.

Lila remarked that she had never had difficulties in the vicinity of her eyes but would take note if anything developed.

The next time I saw her, four or five days later, Lila was seated in the box office during a performance I was attending. Her right eye had a patch over it and her brow was a mass of tape and bandages.

“Don’t worry,” she calmed me by extending her hand, “the doctor says the swelling will go away in a few more days. An infection had developed 48 hours after my late night telephone call.

Lila could only shake her head and remark how “right” I had been in what I had seen. Right away this showed me that Lila was an excellent subject to pick up from (for unknown reasons some people are just impossible to “read”) . But why had her friend been able to get through to us so easily?

During a later conversation Lila remarked she would like to meet Suzanne and asked where she lived.

I gave her the address and she just looked at me for a moment. “153,” she nearly shouted after I had given her the apartment building number. “My friend who was killed lived at 151 for more than two years and was sorry he had to leave. It was his favorite apartment.”

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Susanne Miller Consults the Crystal Ball for a Psychic Reading.

As far as I was concerned this clinched it. Lila’s friend had died the night we sat down to use the Ouija Board. The spirit had accurately predicted Stanley’s accident and told us accurately where he had been killed. The fact that Lila’s friend had once been Susan’s neighbor I believe increased the power coming through the Ouija to the two of us operating as receivers.

Not only had this mystical device predicted a disaster but it went a long way in proving to me that communication with another realm is possible.

And as for Suzanne Miller…well, when’s she not knee deep in giving readings at New Age Books and Things or doing private counseling over the phone from her home, she says she still often reflects on the night the Ouija proved to be an accurate device utilized by one dearly departed soul to speak freely to us from the “other side” of life.

Though not a total believer, I have to admit the entire incident left me wondering about the true capabilities of the Ouija Board.

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WEIRD WINGED WONDERS – FROM DRAGONS TO ACROBATIC AERIAL ALIENS AND FLOATING HUMANOIDS

By Sean Casteel

  • They are believed by many to be the agents of the “dark gods”! Their massive wings are known to cast a paralyzing shadow over the land.
  • They exist alongside us in the “real world,” yet we know next to nothing about them.
  • They appear to inhabit physical bodies, but they could be arriving from other dimensions through “window” areas or portals.
  • What manner of creature is it that is called the Mothman? Is the winged interloper a harbinger of death? Or a cryptozoological entity who means us no harm?
  • Some Native Americans believe that the Thunderbird was the creator of life on Earth. Do we owe our very existence to an elusive creature with an awe inspiring wing span and the power to call up all living things from the watery depths?
  • Winged dragons are regarded in nearly every culture on Earth as benevolent entities, perhaps even mankind’s creators. But the Biblical/European view posits that dragons are evil. Join the lively moral discussion with writer and television personality Tim Swartz.

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Weird Winged Wonders – The Twilight World of Cryptid Creatures

Who among us hasn’t wished to spread their wings and fly? To cease to be earthbound and soar to the heavens?

But perhaps, in real-world terms, a person with wings might not be such a pleasant, liberating thing. “Weird Winged Wonders: The Twilight World of Cryptid Creatures” from Timothy Green Beckley’s Global Communications/Inner Light publishing house, offers important new insights into flying humanoids. The reader should understand that we’re not dealing with the classic images of winged angels as portrayed by artists down through the centuries. The book is about something much stranger, more “alien” and frightening.

A case in point would be the mysterious Mothman, popularized in recent years by the 2002 movie “The Mothman Prophecies,” which was based on a book of the same title by legendary paranormal researcher and author John Keel.

The book and movie tell a fascinating story of the appearance of the winged creature which is most frequently described as a human-looking figure with wings and two giant red eyes. The creature is reported as being six to eight feet tall; his wings are bat-like and sometimes folded against his back. After more than a year of scattered sightings by locals in the area around Point Pleasant, West Virginia that began in autumn of 1966, a tragic accident occurred. The Silver Bridge, vital to commuters in the area, collapsed during rush hour traffic in December 1967, killing dozens of people. Residents soon began to wonder if there was a connection between the Mothman’s many appearances and the massive bridge disaster. Did the winged man consciously function as a harbinger of death?

MORE RECENT SIGHTINGS OF THE MOTHMAN

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A photo of Mothman perched atop the Silver Bridge before its collapse.

In the years since the frightening events in Point Pleasant, the Mothman has continued his sporadic appearances around the world. But in 2017, in Chicago, a new and massive wave of Mothman sightings began that has as yet shown no signs abating.

Beginning in late March 2017, UFO and paranormal researcher and author Lon Strickler found himself tasked with receiving reports of Mothman sightings in the Chicago area. He quickly amassed 40 up-to-the-minute reports and wrote a book about his work, entitled “Mothman Dynasty: Chicago’s Winged Humanoids.”

Strickler admits up front that he is still a long way from answering the lingering questions he shares with the people who reported their experiences.

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“Mothman” was seen in the Point Pleasant, WV area starting around 1966.

“What is it?” Strickler asks. “Where is it coming from? Why now? Is there a reason why the sightings are occurring in the general Chicago metro area? This current group of winged humanoid sightings is probably the largest since the Mothman encounters in the vicinity of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, during 1966-67. Those sightings have become legendary, namely because the Mothman was seen as a harbinger of catastrophe after the collapse of the Silver Bridge on the evening of December 15, 1967. The bridge spanned the Ohio River between Point Pleasant and Gallipolis, Ohio, and the disaster took the lives of 46 people.”

Strickler quite naturally connected the dots between the Point Pleasant and Chicago sightings.

“There are many opinions as to why these new sightings are occurring,” he told a website called “Mysterious Universe,” “including a general feeling that unfortunate events may be in the city’s future. The witnesses have been very steadfast with what they’ve seen and refuse to embellish on their initial descriptions. Each witness has had a feeling of dread and foreboding, which I believe translates into a warning of some type.”

Interestingly, Strickler says he somewhat regrets making that speculative statement before all the facts were in. While the quote may one day prove to be true, he now feels it is better to let the data and evidence determine what the winged humanoids really are.

“The presence of unknown winged beings,” Strickler writes, “is probably as old as the human imagination. But after reading and listening to hundreds of eyewitness accounts over the past four decades, I have concluded that these beings are much more than fantasy. We’re determined to find the truth.”

BRAD STEIGER ON THE THUNDERBIRD LEGENDS

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Brad Steiger

The renowned journalist of the paranormal, Brad Steiger, is the prolific author of numerous books, such as “Real Visitors, Voices From Beyond and Parallel Dimensions,” as well as the upcoming “Haunted: Malevolent Ghosts, Night Terrors and Threatening Phantoms,” which is due out in September 2018 and is available now for pre-order on Amazon.com. Steiger contributes a pair of chapters to “Weird Winged Wonders,” including one that recounts some of the Thunderbird legends that are a part of Native American culture.

“The Chippewa tribe has a tradition,” Steiger writes, “that, in the time-before-time-began, there existed a bird of supreme majesty that descended to Earth, which was then only a vast expanse of water. The bird’s eyes were fire; its glance was lightning; and the motion of its wings rippled the air with thunder. When its talons touched the water, the Earth Mother arose from the deep waters, bringing with her to the surface all manner of animals.

“Many other Native American tribes,” he continues, “have traditions that tell of birds as agents of creation, and the winged giants became objects of religious ceremony among many of the native people. The journal of an early Roman Catholic priest records that the first time the tribal members of the California mission that he served saw the representation of a dove over the altar, they asked if it was the Christian thunderbird.”

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Native Americans tell stories of a variety of huge winged creatures known to disturb their peoples.

Steiger writes further that for hundreds of years thunderbirds were seen by not only Native Americans but also frontiersmen and settlers. Eventually newspapers began to take these accounts seriously enough to report them.

One example offered by Steiger was from a Bedford, Iowa newspaper in 1887. A man named Lee Corder encountered a flying serpent writhing and twisting, with protruding eyes and a forked tongue. Great scales, which glistened in the sunlight, covered its huge body, which appeared to be flat and nearly a foot in width.

The newspaper account described Corder as a man of “unimpeachable veracity,” and goes on to say that he, and those with him, watched the flying serpent with “awe and astonishment” as the creature landed in a cornfield a few rods distant with a dull thud. The witnesses professed to be so frightened that none of them wished to block its path. It was permitted to pass on its way “unmolested,” and no one attempted to halt its wish to return to the sky.

Three years later, in another Iowa town, Independence, citizens reported seeing a monster with wings, a monstrous head with horns, and a mouth like an alligator’s. Its body was greenish in color and covered with shiny scales; its eyes glared like an electric arc light; and it yelled in a tone that sounded like a combination of the roar of a lion and the scream of a wildcat.

WINGED DRAGONS FROM ANCIENT TIMES

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Inspirational artist Carol Ann Rodriguez depicts a fire breathing dragon as seen throughout history — right up until today!

Another author in Timothy Green Beckley’s impressive stable of writers is Tim Swartz, who has authored numerous books for Beckley as well as being featured on the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” series. For “Weird Winged Wonders,” Swartz has contributed a chapter on Winged Dragons and Other Airborne Oddities.

“Dragons throughout history have both fascinated and terrified people,” Swartz writes. “They are among the most popular and enduring of the world’s mythological creatures. Dragons have a long and rich tradition that continues through to modern times in books, films and television. The dragons in ‘Game of Thrones’ are a good example of how these ancient beasts have thrived in modern pop culture. Scientists say that dragons never existed, yet there are numerous reports of interaction with dragons that cannot be ignored.”

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Dragon allegedly filmed flying over China.

Swartz explains that it’s not clear when or where dragons first emerged. Some scholars speculate that the discovery of fossilized dinosaur bones may have been the genesis of ancient dragon lore. What is known is that practically every society had them in their mythologies. For much of human history, dragons were thought of as being real as well as either useful and protective or harmful and dangerous.

The King James Version of the Old Testament contains at least twenty-two citations for dragons, Swartz informs us. The majority of Old Testament references to dragons are derived from the Hebrew word ‘tanniym’ or ‘tannim.’ This word can mean a jackal, serpent, sea serpent or even a land or sea monster.

Swartz then quotes from the Book of Isaiah, 30:6, which reads, “The burden against the beasts of the South, Through a land of trouble and anguish, From which came the lioness and the lion, The VIPER AND FLYING SERPENT, They will carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys, And their treasures on the humps of camels, To a people who shall not profit.”

Another Old Testament verse, Deuteronomy 32:33, declares that “Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.”

“I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls,” reads Job 30:29.

The Biblical references to winged reptiles depict primarily negative creatures, but there have been more positive interpretations. An ancient apocryphal document called “The Apocalypse of Abraham,” found only in the Slavonic language and dated to the First Century C.E., clearly depicts the serpent which tempted Eve as a winged dragon.

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“The Apocalypse of Abraham,” found only in the Slavonic language and dated to the First Century C.E., clearly depicts the serpent which tempted Eve as a winged dragon.

“And they were standing under a tree in Eden,” the document reads, “and the fruit of the tree was like the appearance of a bunch of grapes on the vine. And behind the tree, standing something like a dragon in form, but having hands and feet, just like a man’s, and ON HIS BACK SIX WINGS ON THE RIGHT AND SIX ON THE LEFT. He was holding the grapes of the tree and feeding them to the two I saw entwined with each other.”

Swartz then discusses the idea that flying serpents or dragons are found in the cultures of people throughout history and are usually considered to be benevolent creatures and in some cases are the ancestors of man.

“This is why the European view of the dragon as evil is unique,” Swartz writes. “The evil nature of dragons is prevalent in Jewish literature such as the Mishnah, the part of the Talmud which is the commentary on ethical behavior. Images of dragons are especially frowned upon according to the ancient rules.”

Another scholar of ancient mythology, this time of the Greek persuasion, is writer Hercules Invictus, who provides an excellent overview of winged humanoids who existed among the gods and demigods of Olympus.  Creatures in the Greek traditions whose supernatural powers include the ability to take flight on their own enormous wings are more numerous than you might expect and Hercules does an excellent job of cataloging them in “Weird Winged Wonders.”

WEIRD WINGED WONDERS AS COVERED BY A WEALTH OF WRITERS

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The Jersey Devil is a legendary winged creature said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey.

Timothy Green Beckley has again assembled a wealth of writers, this time to cover various aspects of winged wonders down through history and into our present day. Beckley writes the book’s introductory chapter as well as pieces on the Jersey Devil and winged cats. He also presents the work of several contributors who examine the subject of weird winged wonders from many different angles and present dozens of case histories of winged phenomena, both good and evil.

This article would not be complete without listing them all. They are the aforementioned Tim Swartz, Lon Strickler, Brad Steiger and Hercules Invictus. Also included are Jonathan Whitcomb, Allen Greenfield, Steve Ward, Nomar Slevik, Scott Corrales, Albert Rosales, Paul Dale Roberts and Paul Eno. In the interest of full disclosure, I myself have written a chapter on the Chicago Mothman sightings and the work of Lon Strickler that is included in the book.

Weird Winged Wonders” is a welcome addition to the literature of the paranormal. The subject of winged creatures in ancient myth and modern folklore is fascinating but often overlooked, and Beckley’s unique ability to carve out a piece of supernatural territory that deserves wider coverage is again on display here. You should avail yourself of the opportunity to educate yourself on the legends of gods and demons who take flight on the wings of mystery.

 

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UFOLOGY AND THE COLLINS ELITE

By Milton Grover

Authors note: Although the information contained in this article can be applied worldwide, for the sake of brevity I have for the most part concentrated on what has emerged from the USA. Therefore, bearing this in mind I have confined my observations to what is acknowledged by many researchers as being at least within the realms of what is possible, you have to, because one you start to go down this extremely slippery rabbit hole, all sorts of unexpected side avenues open up and some of them are probably best left unexplored.

I am reminded of a saying by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, ‘Battle not with monsters lest ye become a monster and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you’, the emphasis is mine, and believe me the subject of Ufology is indeed a deep, dark abyss and once you start looking, and I do mean really looking, the psychological fallout can be genuinely unsettling and have terrifying spiritual connections.

A word of warning though, keep in mind some of what follows is derived from fundamentalist thinking and theology, which tends to base its opinions on a fairly unique interpretation of scripture. I would like to express my thanks to Tim Green Beckley and Tim Schwartz from Conspiracy Journal and also John J. Ventre the multi-state director of MUFON, for their help and suggestions in preparing this article. As a final comment, please be aware that I wrote this very recently after coming across a new piece in the UFO jigsaw and I have no views or opinions one way or another on what follows. I have written it based on the information to hand and I have supplied sources that anyone who is interested can follow up and make their own judgment on whether it is valid or not.

Ufology and The Collins Elite

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The “Extraterrestrial Hypothesis” (ETH) theorizes that UFOs are spaceships from other planets with a technology so advanced that it can be indistinguishable from magick.

Since its inception in the 1940’s, modern Ufology has been beset by various ideas and opinions about what UFOs are, where they originate and who (or what) they contain. According to the most commonly accepted belief, UFOs are extraterrestrial spacecraft originating in far-off star systems that visit our planet for a whole host of reasons. Some of the reasons are entirely altruistic and benign and some considerably less so, but at the core of this particular subset of opinion called the extra terrestrial hypothesis (ETH), lies the conviction that all UFOs, irrespective of their point of origin, are nuts and bolts machines piloted by beings that seem to be more or less humanoid in appearance. This is fair enough, but seems to largely ignore many other aspects of the phenomenon. For example: these objects (and their assumed occupants) appear and disappear at will, pass through solid walls, can manifest to individuals in a group yet remain invisible to other group members and a whole host of other attributes that seem to owe more to ghosts and other spiritual beings than anything else.

However, those who subscribe to the ETH claim that this is due to vastly superior technology rather than any paranormal attributes: and that said it is arguable that any display of some aspects of an unfamiliar technology (as the late Arthur C Clarke rightly pointed out) might well be viewed as either paranormal or even magick. On the other hand there are a small number of groups who, as we shall see, insist, rightly or wrongly, that UFOs and their occupants are not physical in any accepted sense at all, but are in fact manifestations of Satan and his minions. The purpose of these UFOs is the ultimate perdition (spiritual ruin) of the human race and those who promote this concept claim that their ideas stem from what they believe is the ultimate source of all truth, i.e. the Holy Bible, which they quote to substantiate their claims.

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The book of Enoch describes “The Watchers”, a group of angels sent to Earth to watch over humans. 200 of those angels committed transgression by having sex with humans, creating a hybrid race of giants called the Nephilim.

This also ties into the supposed corruption of the human race eons ago by fallen angels (more ET’s perhaps)? as mentioned in Genesis 6:4; Jude 1:6 and then progresses into the future and the endtimes. Once we go down this route we encounter a race of ancient hybrids, i.e. the ‘Nephilim’ who were allegedly the mutant offspring of human women and the fallen angels. It is thought that these are the giants mentioned in the bible. This is the mindset that also readily embraces concepts such as the machinations of the New World Order (NWO) and the Illuminati, as with the UFO phenomenon in general it is open season for any idea one wishes to attach to it.

In addition there is an even less well known schism of belief from a similar source, saying that UFOs, while still spiritual, are created and crewed by angels, so you pretty much pays your money and takes your choice. From this it is obvious that, while UFOs and Ufology may be relatively marginalised belief systems, there is sufficient scope within them for various strands of belief to grow and develop. I say this because based on what we have just seen; some years ago I was in conversation (via a medium) with an entity that claimed to be extraterrestrial and said it came from where, quote, ‘souls were created’.

There is not a great deal one can say to that, except that having worked with this particular medium during many investigations I had faith in her abilities; so despite some reservations far be it for me to pass judgment. Besides, there is always the nagging doubt that this entity, whatever it was, was not necessarily telling the truth and this is something that has previously been commented on by other serious and open-minded UFO researchers. I say this because within the UFO community there is a surprisingly high level of intolerance to any thoughts or opinions that fail to stay within the narrow ETH mindset.

The Intelligence Agenda

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Starting in 2008, the Pentagon quietly set up a $22 million program to investigate reports of UFOs.

Although officially denied, ridiculed and rejected by most governments and intelligence agencies, this ridicule conceals a very deep rooted concern that UFOs and what they represent may in fact have more basis in reality than they care to admit. This has been seen in the various governmental attempts to prove or disprove the phenomena one way or another, especially in the USA. In the USA, projects like ‘Grudge’ and ‘Blue Book’, the formation of the Robertson Panel and the Condon Report etc, etc are all examples of this and it has been argued that what emerged from these groups was nothing more than propaganda using disinformation, misinformation, spin and barefaced lies. Even the much vaunted book, the so-called ‘smoking gun’, i.e. The Day After Roswell, is a prime example of this bare-faced subterfuge. Government files on the UFO enigma continue to surface, one of the more recent examples was the release of formerly classified information from the UK intelligence services in the Ministry of Defence (MOD), but nowhere in the files is there any evidence that they are extraterrestrial. Even stonewall cases like the Rendlesham Forest incident of the 1980’s despite the witness evidence being pretty much positive and overwhelming are brushed off using varying specious excuses.

All that these reports were able to say was, officially at least and despite the fact that the intelligence agencies regularly used Ufology as a screen to conceal their own agendas, there was no truth in any of it and the UFO phenomenon lay entirely in the minds of the general public. It was founded on little more than overactive imaginations and mistaken identity compounded with a desire for some mystery and intrigue. It is possible that some of this subterfuge might have stemmed from a real fear that to admit that we really were visited by non-human races originating outside our solar system might create widespread fear, panic and civil disorder. It is also likely to have caused many people to question the authority and moral certainty of the churches, something that would serve to further exacerbate an increasingly unstable situation.

The Collins Elite Emerges

However, despite the artifice and denials there is the nagging suspicion that their investigations revealed that at least some UFOs might be genuine and this knowledge could somehow be harnessed for military advantage. This is probably true, because given the ultra-pragmatic way in which intelligence agencies operate (especially the CIA), obtaining anything they think will be of use to their country militarily becomes imperative, so how and where they obtain this information is secondary to the methods used; i.e. the end invariably justifies the means. Since any information would have to be properly evaluated, monitored and thought through in a dispassionate manner, a steering group was formed comprising representatives of all interested parties.

In the USA, since all branches of the military plus the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) were obviously involved anyway, it was a relatively simple matter to draft in representatives under the stewardship of, initially, the FBI then the omnipresent CIA and eventually perhaps the NSA as well. This semi-official subgroup which was created in July 1952 allegedly became nicknamed by those involved, ‘The Collins Elite’. Although it starting out evaluating the threat of UFOs as one based on actual machines, given the makeup and views held by some influential members of this group, this changed dramatically and the first question to ask is how much truth is in what they said and could the CIA have accepted this and allowed it to develop?

Attitudes Harden

According to a book, Final Events, written by author and researcher Nick Redfern, a British citizen currently residing in the USA, the answer is yes, they could. For many years the CIA was not only out of control, it was beyond control and functioned more or less autonomously as a separate government that was a law entirely unto itself, something greatly helped by its lavish and often unaccountable funding. Even their notional boss, the President of the USA, had no idea what was going on and given some of the shady and frequently murderous operations they instigated and sometimes funded, this was probably just as well; it is a process called ‘plausible deniability’, a term first used by the CIA during the Kennedy administration. Regarding the way in which the CIA operated, it has been stated that when Area 51 was first created it was handed to the CIA to operate rather than the Navy or the Air Force and in 1958 the then President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had made the mistake of allowing the base to function without Presidential oversight, was flatly denied both access to the base and information regarding what was going on there. In retaliation the President promptly threatened to send in an army group from Colorado to dismantle the place. In response to this tactic he was grudgingly given the information he requested, but he never did wrest control of the base back from the CIA.

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It has been suggested that the UFO phenomena could be supernatural and/or demonic instead of nuts and bolts spaceships from other planets.

Redfern goes on to state that the findings of the Collins Elite strongly infer that the ET presence was not just the result of visits by nuts and bolts flying machines and their occupants, instead it was probably demonic/satanic nature instead. In fact it went as far as say categorically that there was never any contact between extraterrestrials and humans, it has always been supernatural and/or demonic. We should remember that this covert unit, although it started out with a fairly specific remit, rapidly became increasingly influenced by some of its more single-minded members who may themselves have been implementing an agenda directed from outside the group.

Strangely enough this opinion chimes with comments made by the late ethno-botanist and psychonaught Dr. Terence McKenna, who once said that, ‘We are part of a symbiotic relationship with something which disguises itself as an extra-terrestrial invasion so as not to alarm us.’ He never did elaborate on what he meant by that, but it probably refers to the entities, sometimes called ‘machine-elves’ frequently seen by people who use substances like dimethyltryptamine (DMT) the active ingredient of the traditional and powerful hallucinogen Ayahuasca. This would certainly fit with the observations made by members of The Collins Elite and this kind of thinking is surprisingly common in some areas of the UFO community who see the phenomenon as more akin to the occult that anything physical.

It is a view also shared by members of the fundamentalist Christian right-wing of American politics and in some cases they have claimed that UFOs were piloted, not by demons, but by angels as an adjunct to the much prophesied ‘end times’. However, the astute observation made by Dr McKenna fits exactly with a statement allegedly made by The Collins Elite to the effect that, “We have in our midst a cold-hearted and sinister intelligence of demonic origins that masquerades as alien.” Although the wording is slightly different, the meaning is identical. Before we examine The Collins Elite in a little more detail, we should consider some of the background and this involves looking at other, less well-known projects undertaken by the CIA and the other US intelligence agencies.

As well as investigating the possibility that the earth was being visited more or less at will by non-human entities, they were also extremely interested in highly controversial occult experiments being carried out by an pioneering rocket scientist and co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Jack Parsons and Ron Hubbard in the days before Hubbard decided to make money by inventing the cultish quasi-religion of Scientology. Hubbard spent the last years of his life on the run, keeping the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) off his back. The IRS wanted the tax due on the money in the Scientology bank accounts. However Hubbard, who considered his creation a religion, would not pay it. Eventually the Scientologists, after the death of Hubbard and now being run by David Miscavige, managed to effectively blackmail the IRS into granting them religious status allowing them to avoid paying tax.

The Connection with Magick

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The Ahnenerbe Symbol.

In a way this unlikely connection between the military and magick is not all that surprising and resonates with claims made a couple of decades earlier about the Nazi High Command during the Second World War and the possibility that they too were involved in magical rituals based on esoteric research into the origins of the Aryan race conducted by covert, quasi-scientific groups like the Ahnenerbe, which was founded in 1935 by SS chief Heinrich Himmler and others. Whether or not any of this information was used as part of the Nazi master-plan for victory in WWII is open to debate, but there is no doubt that Himmler et all did have some really bizarre ideas about how this knowledge might be ‘weaponised’.

This ties into similar claims made in the book, The Spear of Destiny by Trevor Ravenscroft, an extremely controversial publication first released in 1972, that the lance that pierced the side of Christ on the cross in St John’s account of the crucifixion, was eventually appropriated by Adolph Hitler in an attempt to use its supposed immense latent power using some unspecified method, in his plan for world domination. It may be that given the reputation of the spear just having it in his possession might enable his scheme, however according to the legend losing the spear resulted in the death of whoever had it, something that seems to have been fulfilled when Hitler finally shot himself in the head with a pistol.

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Under the influence of both mescaline and hashish, Aleister Crowley conducted an ancient ritual and encountered a creature that called itself Lam.

In the case of the aforementioned Parsons and Hubbard, in 1946/47 they attempted to create a magickal dimensional portal to allow a divine feminine archetype, in fact the goddess Babylon, access to our reality. Other opinions hold that it was not any goddess, but some kind of demonic child. They did this using the ‘Babalon Working’, which was a variation on a ritual that had been attempted nearly fifty years previously by the noted late Victorian British occultist and eccentric Aleister Crowley, when he used a ritual called the Alamantra Working. It may be relevant that Crowley manifested an entity he called ‘Lam’ while undertaking this project (he drew a picture of it) and there is no question that Lam looks remarkably like an alien ‘Grey’ and it was after this that these (and other) beings started to be seen on a regular basis when alleged contact with ET’s took place.

Crowley was well aware of what the two men were attempting and warned Parsons about his deep mistrust of Hubbard and his motives; something that proved remarkably prescient when Hubbard absconded shortly after with a large sum of cash taken from the bank account he shared with Parsons, plus Parson’s current mistress in tow. Unsurprisingly, Scientologists fail to find room to mention any of this in their sickly hagiographies of Hubbard. In fact Crowley had a great fondness for Parsons, who he regarded as a kind of standard-bearer of his brand of magick, it would be closer to the truth to say that he thought of Jack Parsons as the son he never had. In a strange example of possible synchronicity, Parsons died at home in 1952 when a mysterious explosion in his garage ended his life. It has been suggested that the explosion was due to his experiments with highly volatile chemicals involved in making rocket fuel, (this was after all what he did for a living) either that or, as has also been implied, he was trying to create a ‘homunculus’ or artificial being and his experiments went badly wrong, either way he died.

Is Any of This Feasible?

Again we should pause to consider whether or not any of this is feasible, because if fractures in the nature of reality can be brought about by the use of words, symbols and rituals, this may find a resonance with the arcane symbols and formulae used by quantum physicists in the present day. Examples of this can be found in the laboratories where such strange, albeit cutting edge experiments are carried out, because it has been found that what the participants in these experiments think about what is being attempted can directly affect the outcome. It’s called the ‘observer effect’ and much to the chagrin of the hard-line rationalists it is proven to occur and there is no obvious answer why, or at least not one that they find acceptable.

This by any measure indicates that the ‘observer effect’ is a form of magick, the very thing that physicists would reject out of hand, but how else to explain it? Actually Aleister Crowley seems to have summed this up pretty well several decades earlier when he defined magick as “The Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will”, in effect the ability to edit reality. Once again it seems surprising that the intelligence agencies should involve themselves in such arcane practices, because one would imagine that as the hard headed realists they have to be they would dismiss this as sheer fantasy, but not so.

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Is it possible that factions within military and intelligence agencies were/are involved with occult and magical practices that contacted entities from beyond this reality?

One can easily cite the ‘Stargate Project’ which involved, among other things, remote viewing and other psychically inspired attempts to gain an advantage over a perceived enemy as examples of the lengths they will go to. However, it is at this point we find ourselves slipping into other parallel claims of mind-bending experiments allegedly conducted at places like Montauk and we have to be careful before dismissing this as sheer conjecture and nonsense, if, for no other reason than there was a military base at Montauk and its remains are still to there to this day and, some people say, also the unintentional remnants and residue of the experiments supposedly conducted there. These experiments seem to interlink closely with certain occult and magical practices involving time-travel amongst other claims and contact with entities that did not originate in this reality. So, how does the Collins Elite tie into this?

If we consider that this group was set up to see if any military advantage could be gleaned from contact with extraterrestrials and came to the conclusion that these entities were not ET but demonic, we can also assume that they were prepared to do whatever it took to make this work. Among the projects bordering on the magickal being undertaken was the development of such devices as ‘psychotronic weapons’, which could allow the remote influencing of how individuals operate and think, plus a range of other technologies that at first sight seem impossible. By our standards they are and that includes various spin-offs from work already being conducted on other types of electromagnetic weapons, but once you enter into the dark world of magick then literally anything becomes possible. As an adjunct to this, there was another sinister CIA funded mind control project called MK-OFTEN (an adjunct to the better known and equally notorious MK-ULTRA). For MK-OFTEN, the CIA employed the services of Satanists, witches, psychics and other occultists as part of their efforts in MK-ULTRA at establishing a reliable and effective method of mind control. This being the case then it is entirely feasible that they would plumb any depths in their search for a military advantage.

The Vatican

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The Catholic church has been pondering over whether there are more technologically and intellectually advanced sentient beings elsewhere in the universe.

As if this was not enough, there are claims by Catholic researchers that the Vatican has, or at least had, plans afoot to prepare its flock for the arrival of an extraterrestrial saviour, which seems to resonate with the idea that Jesus was an ET. Again we have this odd, synchronistic link between aliens and angels and the notion that the human race is the result of extraterrestrial DNA splicing. It seems logical that an organisation as powerful and influential as the Vatican must have some sort of plan in place to deal with the possibility that if there is life on other planets and that life has no concept of a creator God, what happens then? It has been seriously mooted by the Curia that in that case it is the duty of the Church to make them aware of God and bring them salvation: good luck with that. Again, much of this, although it may have elements of fact, is also based on hearsay. It’s rather like the so-called ‘evidence’ for the reality of UFOs and especially secret underground bases that comes from ‘high ranking’, but almost always unnamed service personnel who dare not reveal their identities for fear of deadly reprisals.

This evidence might as well not be quoted for it cannot be checked; in truth it is evidence of nothing except speculation, but for now that will have to do. However it is a fact that Pope John Paul on the 23rd of October, 1996, while speaking to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences plenary session at the Vatican, stated that Darwin’s Theory of Evolution was a reality and in doing so reduced the biblical accounts of how we got here to nothing more than myth. How this will play out in the years to come will remain to be seen, but as a word of caution; according to the prophecies of the Irish St Malachi the Pope coming after Pope Benedict i.e. Pope Francis, will be the last one and what comes after that is anyone’s guess, but according to Malachi it is the ‘end times’…again!

From what we have seen it may be likely that the Collins Elite is real and still exists and their task was to monitor any attempts at making contact with whatever exists on the other side of reality, be it extraterrestrial, ultra-dimensional, supernatural or whatever form it takes. If that is the case then they would have been extremely interested in what the likes of Jack Parsons and Ron Hubbard (and others) were trying to do. As already stated, it would have mattered naught where this information came from or how it was obtained, as long as they could harness and make effective use of it. One of the papers purportedly coming from this group was entitled ‘Deception and UFOs: What we Believe and Why’ emerged in 1998 and in it there is a distillation of their findings since their inception in 1952. What is basically says is that the earth is being prepared for Armageddon and that human beings are little more that containers for souls that can be harvested in the service of Satan. The only way to salvation is, apparently, to embrace Christ as your redeemer and all will be well.

One of the strangest aspects of what came under their oversight was the possibility that a project was underway driven by these non-humans to create hybrids of humans and aliens to serve the antichrist and Satan during the endtimes, the time of Armageddon in fact. Never forget that fundamentalist Christians we encountered earlier fully believe this, along with the ‘rapture’, can and will happen and even the ultra-rational realm of science has its fair share of them. So yes, the Collins Elite probably are real, and seem to be still in existence, for in the murky world of intelligence gathering anything that works, however distasteful can and will be used, although this knowledge is seldom on public display; it is how ‘black projects’ work. Time as always will tell.

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This article comes courtesy of Phenomena Magazine.

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