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Re: psychoceramics: Book Report: "5/5/2000: Ice, the Ultimate Disaster"
- To: b--@c--.net (Bruce Ediger)
- Subject: Re: psychoceramics: Book Report: "5/5/2000: Ice, the Ultimate Disaster"
- From: acb @ cs.monash.edu.au (Andrew C. Bulhak)
- Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 22:41:10 +1000 (EST)
- Cc: p--@z--.net
- In-Reply-To: <Pine.3.89.9606051801.A12827-0--@t--.csn.net> from "Bruce Ediger" at Jun 5, 96 06:40:46 pm
- Sender: owner-psychoceramics
> "5/5/2000: Ice, The Ultimate Disaster", Richard W. Noone, Harmony
> Books, ISBN 0-517-56142-5. Apparently this is a reissue of a book
> originally published in 1982, with an additional foreward. 358
> pages, lavishly illustrated with about 1 photo, drawing, diagram
> or print per page. The copy I have is a trade paperback, and it
> looks like it was typeset using some lesser grade of desktop
> publishing package. The cover of this book appears in Donna Kossy's
> "Kooks" in the chapter on The Stelle Group. Some of the information
> Noone presents is also part of The Stelle Group's beliefs.
> It's a little hard to summarize this book, as it is literally all over
> the map. Noone attempts to draw on an amazing variety of sources,
> using everything from Col. James Churchward's "Mu" books, to the
> Christian Bible, the Book of Mormon, Velikovsky's works, Richard
> Kieninger's "The Ultimate Frontier" and US Coast and Geodetic Survey
> plate tectonics maps.
> Needless to say, there are several statements about the odd nature
> of the book with respect to mainstream science. In the preface, Noone
> writes: "Now, fifteen years later in 1995, much of my research,
> which seemed so preposterous to many scientists in 1980, has been
> confirmed." In the foreward, he writes, "There are, however,
> entrenched powers which oppose human yearnings for perfection at
> every turn." "Pressures still exist today which cause men of genius
> to be very careful about what they share with the world...". There
> is a particularly bitter footnote on page 219:
> "Researching our history is like wading through a snake-infested swamp
> barefoot. If you make it to the other side of the swamp, human snakes
> appear to say venomously that you could not have walked barefoot
> through a snake-infested swamp. You must have used a boat, they cry.
> Or there were no snakes at all. What you report must be a lie because,
> if there were snakes you would not have made it. It is always those who
> have never walked barefoot through a swamp who cry most vehemently and
> and boastfully."
> There's an underlying current of Conspiracy, since Noone believes
> that the current-day Freemasons are the heirs, and Keepers of the
> Secret Knowledge of a civilization that arose at the end of the
> last ice age, about 10,000 years ago. The usual list of US Presidents
> that are/were Freemasons makes an appearance, as do two prints of
> George Washington depicted as a Freemason. Many of the other prints
> in the book are said to depict Masonic Symbols in Ancient Egyptian
> Temples, Masonic Symbols in a Bas-Relief from the Mayan city of
> Palenque and Masonic Symbols found in the ruins of Chichen Itza.
> Noone also tries to tie together all pyramid-related pseudo-sciences.
> Numerology based on the Egyptian pyramids measurements and layout
> gets related to Masonry and modern-day astronomical occurances.
> The dubious connection of Pre-Columbian Mayan and Aztec pyramids
> to the Egyptian pyramids is pointed out as a sort of proof that
> Masonic Knowledge spread across the globe. "Pyramid energy", shown
> in "modified" Kirlian photos of model pyramids, gets linked to the
> survival of dinosaurs into Classical times, and to a pulsar known
> as "Vela X", believed to be the remnant of a supernova that occured
> in 4000 BC. There's also an incoherent attempt to show that the
> chambers of the Great Pyramid might have been some sort of
> electricity-based life extension technology used by the Pharoahs.
Speaking of outlandish Masonic conspiracy theories, there's a new book
in the bookshop here titled _The Hiram Key_. This book appears to be
from a reputable publisher, or at least doesn't have the appearance
of a self-published crackpot tract. From what I've gathered, the
subject matter is wild speculation, in some ways like _Holy Blood, Holy
Grail_. Apparently, the corpse of Hiram, the architect of the Pyramids
and founder of Freemasonry, was found recently; this they connect not
only to Freemasonry, but to the life of Jesus Christ, the Knights
Templar and a lot of other things.
Unfortunately, I have only seen the book in hardcover, so I probably
will not be buying it in the near future.
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