Friday 19 October 2007

On the 14th October 2007 I was interviewed by Brett Raynes of Mysterious America. Brett's area of interest is UFO's and allied phenomena. We agreed that the implications of CTF have some bearing upon elements of ufology including the 'abductee phenomenon'. Indeed the writer Whitley Streiber has suggested that his experiences as described in his book, and subsequent film, 'Communion' may have been brought about about by a form of temporal lobe epilepsy.

Indeed Brett was particularly interested in my Daemon-Eidolon Dyad and pointed out to me that sections of John A. Keel's book 'The Mothman Prophecies' could be explained by the Dyad. I was very excited about this particularly as Brett is in direct contact with both John Keel (who was played by Richard Gere in the movie version of 'The Mothman Prophecies') and Brad Steiger, the world renowned cryptozoologist and close friend of Philip K Dick. I am hoping that this may open up a dialogue between myself and these two influential researchers. Check out Brett's site: . A transcript of my interview will be posted on this website in the next few weeks.

Since the interview Brett and I have swopped regular emails and I am hoping that this will continue.


deviadah said...

Just a point that you might want to consider: Emanuel Swedenborg meditated regularly and developed the ability to leave his body and visit heaven where he conversed with angels and spirits. What he had to say about these experiences mirror closely modern-day near death experiences (NDE). For example he mentions a dazzling light that emitted a feeling of love, appearing before beings of light, and being enveloped by an all-encompassing peace and serenity.

Swedenborg asserts that there were deceased individuals from other planets when he visited heaven (or Nirvana, Other Side - call it what you will) as well.

I find this interesting in relation to UFO and NDE - and I think Swedenborg's experiences hold some part of the key!

Anthony Peake said...

Interesting you mention this. In my next book I will have a section on mystics and I have included Swedenborg. I am particularly interested in his precognitive abilites - for example on July 16, 1759,Swedenborg was enjoying an evening party, in Goteborg when suddenly he walked out. On his return he said: "A fire is raging out in Stockholm (some 300 miles away) and has already destroyed a friend's house and threatening mine". By 8 p.m., he announced that the fire has been extinguished and his house saved. Later the events were verified exactly as he said. Wsa this because he was, in some way, able to access the future-memories of his Daemon?

deviadah said...

Yes, that is a famous story. As it happens I am currently a resident in Stockholm. One of the streets here are named after him, and there is a statue. But that is the end of the Swedish memory of him. Nobel and Linné have buried his memory with their own fame. There are two other interesting stories about him. One is that his head was stolen from his grave and the other that he published books copyright free because he saw knowledge as impossible to price. Now none of these points might have anything to do with what you are about to include in your book, but I think they show a little about the myth and charachter of him. On a sidenote I speak/write Swedish so if you want research or knowledge of his writings in his native tongue just give a shout!

Hurlyburly said...

Regarding "The mothman prophicies" This filmm was brilliantly done, very eirey and was a great reflection of how films SHOULD unnerve you. Not unlike Jaccobs Ladder in that way.

Anthony Peake said...

I totally agree with you. I found "Mothman" a very scary film in that it plays with the viewer at a very deep level. It also has one or two fascinating twists. I am hoping that John Keel will join this group soon.

As regards "Jacob's Ladder" I feel that that plays with your mind in a different way. Indeed I suspect that on a subliminal level it was this film that maybe started me thinking about what happens to consciousness at the point of death.