The quest for personal knowledge can take many forms, depending on what you think are the important questions. For some, the big issue is how to lose weight. For others it is how to make more money; for others, how to end hunger on earth. Whatever most want to know more about, though, seriously thinking people—at least the ones who read this magazine—usually place the topics featured in this issue’s collection of DVDs at or near the top.
Gardiner is a best-selling UK author who has been researching the world of the esoteric for over 15 years. His critically acclaimed books include: Proof, Does God Exist?, The Shining Ones, The Serpent Grail, Secrets of the Serpent, In Search of the Sacred Past; and, of course, Gnosis.
Stating that the true definition of the term gnosis is the direct mystical experience of the Divine in the self (not just simply knowledge), Gardiner believes that it is the realization of the true nature of ourselves which cannot be discerned through intellectual dogma or doctrine but only through experience.
This DVD is based on his research for his book Gnosis. He knows that at any other time in history he would have been burned at the stake for presenting the knowledge presented here. Many who have in the past attempted to reveal gnostic secrets were silenced or forced to conceal the truth behind incredibly symbolic language that few could understand. The language of these adepts, the alchemists and occultists has become known as the esoteric and it has taken Gardiner many years to uncover what he now perceives to be the truth. He believes that this knowledge is so powerful that it is life changing.
For those who might wonder how he came to this knowledge, Gardiner has stated that “I began my journey many years ago by researching and reading hundreds of books on history, religion, esoteric philosophy and all manner of alchemic and occult literature. I was trying to balance the information I discovered with the science of modern times.” Before retiring to dedicate his time to researching and writing, he was a Marketing Director and owner of a company in the UK. He has a Masters degree in Strategic Marketing and nine diplomas ranging from Personnel Management to Holistic Medicine and Etymology. Having lived his role as a marketing expert, he was quite aware of the worldwide propaganda machines used to manipulate the masses and of the techniques of sales and persuasion which have been developed to draw on man’s basic nature. It tended to make one cynical, so at one point he began to reject this world which he had a hand in creating. “I wanted to run away and evade the all-pervasive and encroaching rot of greed,” he said. “I wanted to achieve balance in my life.”
After years of learning signs, symbols and ciphers Gardiner says that he began to see a subtle undercurrent in remarkable places and from incredibly ancient times and was acquiring a deeper understanding into the truth behind the secrets. He contacted hundreds of people and at one point was invited to become a member of a secret society and did so in order to find out what was happening inside. (His conclusions of these journalistic forays appear in his books and he is no longer a member of any organization, as he chooses to remain independent.) “I will not reveal the name of this gentlemen’s club,” he offers, “but suffice it to say that it goes back many hundreds of years and it is not the Freemasons.”
“On the lowest level,” he adds, “the whole thing seemed rather silly and contrived, but as time passed I noted subtle changes in the language of the levels and found that I understood more of the texts and works of art that had previously confused me. This was evidence of my growing knowledge. There seemed to be layer after layer of hidden messages and teachings that nobody on the outside understood or believed. I believe that this is the road to wisdom, a method which has been used for centuries. I traveled around the world to see if my newly acquired knowledge was supported by the artifacts and imagery of various nations and religions. Everywhere I went, I saw confirmation.
“This is the short version of my path to the light. This is a journey that has just begun, a journey that has taught me the amazing secret of deep significance of Solomon’s Temple. I sincerely hope that I will be able to express the wonder and sense of awe I felt when I came to the startling realization that there truly is a higher consciousness, and that this state is obtainable by all….If I have any advice for the journey ahead, it would be this: Forget what you believe, ignore all that you are told, and come to this with a fresh and open mind.”
Gardiner narrates as he leads you to various temples and cathedrals, though not in the standard documentary style. You’ll be dazzled by montage after montage—beautiful imagery. The music score is of haunting beauty in places, yet it is the most grating cacophony in others. The intended effect is obvious, and creative, but hard to appreciate at times. Regrettably, the music seriously competes with Gardiner’s narration.
Gardiner is definitely shaking it up here—even more than that which has already been considered shaken up by other researchers. This information may be troubling to some, yet intriguing to others, as truthseekers continue in their search.
57 min. DVD
FASTWALKERS: They Are Here—UFO & Alien Disclosure, the Government Cover-Up Finally Exposed
This is a disclosure documentary by Safespace Special Team members Bruce Jessop (Germany), Stoyan Cheresharov (Bulgaria), Anthony Miles (USA), and Robert Miles (USA). There are over 30 interviewees from military, scientific, and journalistic sectors within an international context including those familiar names and faces in this field: Dr. Steven M. Greer, Jim Marrs, Robert O. Dean, Dr. Michael Salla, Stanton T. Friedman, Dr. Len Horowitz, Dr. Richard Boylan, Sean David Morton, Col. Wendelle C. Stevens, Monsignor Corrado Balducci and Richard Dolan.
Fastwalker, according to the video, is a code word created by NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) to classify unidentified flying objects (UFOs) which approach earth from space and enter our atmosphere. It has been reported that from its subterranean facility deep inside Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, USA, the Air Force NORAD facility tracks a rough average of 500 of these Fastwalkers each year.
This cinematic presentation attempts to change our concept of humans and their relation to the universe by introducing the emerging paradigm of Exopolitics in the global arena as a new pathway for enlightenment and the survival of humans as an evolutionary species. Some say it’s time to realize that our heritage and destiny do not lie on this one, small planet—that it’s time to remember that our galactic history is billions of years old and that we are among the royalty of ancient star lines. We who now live on planet earth have been deceived by the ill-intentioned overseers and governments of this planet and tricked and coerced into forgetting the illustrious heritage that is rightfully ours. The Safespace Project Team uses this DVD to deliver what they say are the details of who, what and why we are; and they present messages from world experts about our stellar origins and destiny.
One of the interviewees, Dr. Michael E. Salla, is a pioneer in the development of Exopolitics, the scholarly study of the main actors, institutions and processes associated with an extraterrestrial presence that is not acknowledged to the general public, elected officials or the mass media. His interest in exopolitics evolved out of his investigation of the sources of international conflict and its relationship with the undisclosed extraterrestrial presence. He cites evidence of as many as sixteen different extraterrestrial races which he says are currently interacting with humanity in a variety of ways, with a number of other races simply monitoring the earth. His controversial book Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence presents what is said to be the first scholarly framework for understanding the political implications of the extraterrestrial presence.
Robert Miles stated in an interview that when he and his co-producer, Bruce Jessop, and his director, Anthony Miles, took on this documentary project, they wanted it to be a positive, worldwide story with truth, facts and experiences of people of all nationalities. And they do put a positive spin on the aliens while presenting, in the style of an intelligence briefing, the web of lies and disinformation by the governments of the world. Mr. Miles said that his own personal contact experiences have been life-changing and have made him realize that people must work together to bring peace, harmony and change to our planet. Which may be all well and good—for HIM; but many who claim to have had horrible contact experiences would surely beg to differ! Many have had their lives destroyed, developed health problems, been tortured and mutilated. These accounts are basically ignored in this presentation. What is presented is some very interesting information about the interactions between the military, government and aliens.
This film does bring up the importance of political accountability on the subject of extraterrestrials. The implications of the suggestion that outside forces are involved in our government are literally global issues. This topic is addressed in a serious manner, but room is made for different theories as the video carefully runs through some of the most frustrating political dilemmas of the UFO coverup.
To be fair, there are some highly credible people interviewed on this DVD:
John Greenwald, Jr. was interviewed extensively. He is a research/activist who began studying government conspiracies at the age of 15, wrote his first book Beyond UFO Secrecy at 20, and has developed the Black Vault web site—one of the largest online communities of its kind in the world with over 149,000 government documents, over 10,000 archived news articles, and over 14,000 photographs of military aircraft and UFOs.
The Black Vault has been described as one of the largest technological achievements on the Internet and has won over 60 awards.
Another interviewee, Robert O. Dean, has forty years of research in the UFO field. He spent twenty-seven years of active duty in the U.S. Army where he retired as Command Sergeant Major after serving as a highly decorated infantry combat veteran. He also served in Intelligence Field Operations and was stationed at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), the military arm of NATO.
Internationally recognized physicist, Dr. Bruce Maccabee, obtained his M.S. and Ph. D. in physics from American University, Washington, D.C. In 1972 he began his long career at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, presently headquartered at Dahlgren, Virginia. He has worked on optical data processing, generation of underwater sound with lasers and various aspects of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) using high power lasers. Active in UFO research since the late 1960s, he is the author or co-author of approximately three-dozen technical articles and more than a hundred UFO articles over the last 25 years, including many which appeared in the MUFON Journal and MUFON Symposium proceedings. He wrote the last chapter of The Gulf Breeze Sightings by Edward and Frances Walters.
And then there’s Commander Graham Bethune, a retired Navy pilot.
During his 26 years of active duty, he qualified in over 100 different models of aircraft. He flew naval transports for 12 years, was a “VIP Transport Plane Commander,” and held a “top secret” clearance. He was a test pilot and served six years with the Naval Bureau of Aeronautics. He holds a civilian “Airline Transport Pilots Rating,” is a “Quiet Birdman” and accumulated over 10,000 Navy and civilian hours. He has flown the Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of the Army, Secretary of the Brazilian Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, the Supreme Allied Commander, and the NATO Commander Admiral Lynde McCormick who succeeded General Eisenhower when he became president. February 5, 1951, he and two other Navy pilots were sent to Keflavic, Iceland, on a secret mission to meet with the Icelandic government and Lockheed Overseas, who managed the airport. While piloting a four-engine Navy transport, they had an eight-minute encounter with an “Unidentified Flying Object” that was 300 feet in diameter. The first chapter of Major Keyhoe’s book Flying Saucers Top Secret is devoted to this famous encounter.
Dr. Robert M. Wood is a retired aerospace manager (43 years with McDonnell Douglas), now an author and TV producer specializing in the authentication of questioned UFO-related documents. In particular, he was the first to authenticate and provide a legible replica of the 1954 intelligence manual, “Extraterrestrial Entities and Technology—Recovery and Disposal.”
Together with his son and partner Ryan, they have produced an excellent 44-minute TV documentary called “The Secret” that provides historical context for the interpretation of hundreds of pages of formerly classified but “leaked” documents. The story they tell begins with the Los Angeles air raid of February 1942, which yielded two recovered craft and began the process of simultaneous research into and cover-up of the extraterrestrial analysis projects of our country.
The interviews flow easily, plain and simple yet stated in a bold way, as if the interviewees are having an emotional, personal discussion.
Though there are brand new interviews (mostly one on one) and many photographs, there is very little video footage that hasn’t been seen by those who have followed this material. There are some excellent animations, though. So we have more of the same…and MORE!
98 min. DVD
PILLAR OF ENOCH: Lost Legend of the Great Pyramid
Ken Klein Productions
Here’s another quest for answers regarding the Great Pyramid. This DVD was produced by Ken Klein in an attempt to find an answer to an incredible question posed by his colleagues–a question even more wondrous than the pyramid itself: Were angels, also known as messengers, sent to this planet to design and engineer the Great Pyramid as a prophecy hidden in stone? Once more, we’re taken to the Giza plateau, this time with Klein. It should be noted that: “This film is dedicated to the ministry of Dr. Noah Hutchings whose book The Great Pyramid Prophecy in Stone and his tireless dedication and relentless pursuit of the truth has inspired the production of this film.” Dr. Hutchings himself experienced a UFO sighting in 1937 when he was 14-years-old.
The foolishness of the common assumption that the Giza plateau pyramids were built and utilized by Fourth Dynasty kings as funerary structures or tombs cannot be overstated. It is a matter of archaeological fact that none of the Fourth Dynasty kings put their names on the pyramids supposedly constructed in their times, yet all other pyramids of Egypt had hundreds of official inscriptions, leaving us no doubt about which kings built them.
Even those archaeologists who still stubbornly subscribe to the “tomb theory” of the pyramid do not believe that a queen or anyone else was ever buried in the limestone chamber. Mysterious legends and records tell of watermarks that were clearly visible on the limestone casing stones of the Great Pyramid suggesting that the Great Pyramid existed before the pharaohs during the great flood of Noah’s time. Although much research remains to be done in these areas, legend, archaeology, mathematics, and earth sciences seem to indicate that the Great Pyramid was a monumental device for gathering knowledge and information to be revealed and decoded at a latter time for the spiritual benefit of human beings.
This is a well done professional production with enthusiastic narration and on-site footage.
64 min. DVD