At this year's Contact In The Desert Conference, we sat down with Ryan Gable, host of the radio show, "The Secret Teachings," to get his take on all things occult, including the relationship between science and magic, as well as the power of symbols, and the benefits and pitfalls of these practices. We asked him about the possible nefarious goals of CERN, and we also discussed Manly P. Hall's legendary work, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages." We furthermore reviewed the occult practices of rocket scientist, and subject of the brand new CBS All Access series, "Strange Angel," Jack Parsons. Enjoy!
Once again, we had the privilege of attending the Contact In The Desert conference this year, the largest conference of its type in the USA. This annual event presents a boiling pot of information regarding fringe research and ufology, where people come together and share their findings and knowledge on topics such as ancient civilizations, spirituality, human consciousness, UFOs/UAPs, the paranormal, and extra-terrestrials.
Ancient Civilizations, The Sphinx & Egyptology's Resistance to Alternative Theories with Dr. Robert Schoch
Dr. Robert Schoch is best known for his research and claims regarding the Great Sphinx of Giza – like the pyramids of Giza, many of us take the Sphinx and its history for granted. That is, we assume we know the basics: it’s in Egypt; it has the body of a lion and the head of a man; and it was built by the ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom. However, what Dr. Schoch and his colleagues propose is a rather different theory, suggesting that the Sphinx is likely far older than we have always believed it to be, therefore meaning it must have been created under different conditions and by different people than originally assumed. The journey of his research is absolutely fascinating, and we were excited to pick his brains on this topic.
We recently had another amazing opportunity to interview the great artist, James Picard, this time in private and with plenty of time, allowing us to really dive into his creative mind and his incredible works. The outcome was an in-depth interview about his life, his inspirations, and his art, which eventually turned into an accompaniment to his award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary, The Dark & The Wounded, recently premiered alongside this main film at the VIP screening in Vancouver, Canada (this May, 2018). We are incredibly grateful to be involved in the world of Picard, and aim to spread the word as much as possible about this inspirational artist. For all those that have not heard of him yet, we sincerely hope that this interview will pique your interest, and perhaps encourage you to check out his The Dark & The Wounded movie, as well as his art in general. Oh, and if you happen to be in Cannes for the film festival this year (2018), then be sure to keep an eye out for Picard and the documentary!
Billy Carson is an author, researcher, and TV host of various fringe topics, including secret space programs and ancient civilizations. He is an expert host on the new original streaming series by Gaia named Deep Space, which explores the Secret Space Program and the types of technologies that they use. He is also an expert host on Gaia's original series, Ancient Civilizations, which aims to “decipher the riddle of our origins and piece together our forgotten history found in monuments and texts across the world.”
Mantra: Sounds into Silence is an inspirational documentary, there is no doubt about that. Whether this is your spiritual cup-of-tea or not, it’s still certainly an insightful and interesting movie, and something that we can all learn from.
The documentary walks you through the various back-stories of the people that were guided towards this type of lifestyle and meditation. It is deeply entwined with yoga (different types, e.g. Kundalini Yoga, Bhakti Yoga), and all of these people appear to have self-reflected and realised that there was something missing in their lives. This void was filled by mantras and the spiritual lifestyle that came with it.
Stairway To Heaven? The Power of Marrying Magick & Music: An Interview with Lance Gilbert, Author of “The Led Zeppelin Curse”
What do a lonely Scottish manor at the edge of Loch Ness, a notorious occultist and ceremonial magician, and possibly the most influential rock band ever, have in common? Apparently, quite a bit. Jimmy Page has never been subtle about his fascination with the dark and mysterious, and though many Led Zeppelin fans believe that the band’s involvement with anything occult-related went only so far as being a stage show, there is likely to be more than meets the eye. Lance Gilbert, author of, “The Led Zeppelin Curse: Jimmy Page and the Haunted Boleskine House,” is here on West of The Rockies to enlighten us a little about the link between Led Zeppelin and the world of magickand rituals, through his thorough research, as well as personal experiences.
A Peek Through The Keyhole of The Kingdom: An Interview with Author & Researcher, Walter Bosley, On The Esoteric Design of Disneyland
Walter Bosley is back for another show on West of The Rockies, this time round being interviewed on his first official non-fiction book, Latitude 33: Key to the Kingdom.
The book explores the underlying esoteric themes of Disneyland (California), focusing on its design and geographical location, particularly the placement and set-up of certain rides.
This last Friday, February 2nd, saw an exciting leap in science, archeology, and history at LA’s “Where Are They From?” presentation, revealing the DNA results of the ancient Paracas elongated skulls.
Follow The Yellow Brick Road: The Tragedy of Another Disposable Mind-Control Victim // Interview #2 with John S Captain on the Murder of Tiffany Jenks
It has been over four years since the death of Tiffany Jenks (35) in Portland, Oregon, but the wounds of injustice still remain to be healed. John S Captain, Tiffany’s former boyfriend and, as she herself put it, “soulmate,” is back on West of The Rockies to answer some of our questions and give us the latest on this never-ending quest for truth and justice.
It’s been a question that has been floating around for years now, and only occasionally sees coverage in mainstream news and media: how bad are WiFi signals really? We’ve heard horror stories, of course — when it comes to EMF, there is not lack of them. People who have worked as air traffic controllers showing higher occurrences of cancer; “leaking” microwaves making people ill; keeping your phone in your pocket making you infertile. We all know the drill at this point. Generally, it’s fair to say, WiFi waves have been seen as a negative thing for a while now.
Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con 2017: From The Rock To The Black Eyed Peas, Smell What Was Cooking!
Didn’t get to attend Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con this year? Or want a little nostalgic refresher to alleviate the decompression process after the event? Here’s our walk-through of all things fun and fantastic at this year’s LA Comic Con!
Mysterious 19th Century Airships & The Following Rise of Breakaway Civilizations with Author & Researcher, Walter Bosley
Last Sunday, we had the pleasure of interviewing Walter Bosley, popular conspiracy author, meticulous researcher, and ex-Special Agent of various government-related organisations. Specifically, he spent nineteen years in national security, having been employed by the FBI; by the US Air Force, working as an inactive reserve officer (where he also served as a Special Agent of the AFOSI on active duty); and also working as a counterterrorism operational consultant for six years following military service.
As we enter the 21st century and a new millenium, Satan has devised the delusion that mankind is entering into an important evolutionary phase - a New Age. The push for "global enlightenment" has now extended to the vast reaches of the universe, into what could be deemed as a "space" religion. However, once this nebulous veil is lifted, a definite correlation emerges between the UFO/Alien phenomenon and occultic/satanic activity.
Jake Anderson is a writer and filmmaker, originally hailing from Arkansas, but currently residing in Portland, Oregon. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Film and Digital Media from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and gained an impressive repertoire of experience working the scenes of Hollywood. He has written numerous screenplays, short stories, and creative non-fiction works, and has also worked on many-a-film, including “Evan Almighty”, “Transformers 3”, and, “The Immortalists”. He is also a freelance writer for theantimedia.org, as well as Director for TheGhostDiaries.com, a brilliant online portal for all those interested in the latest paranormal findings.
UFOs, Sandman & Beckoning Highways: The Mysterious Music & Disappearance of Jim Sullivan // with Matt of Light in The Attic Records
Probably one of the greatest mysteries of the music world, the story of Jim Sullivan remains just as fascinating and baffling as it was back in 1975. On this edition of the show (a classic that we've dug up from a few years ago) we have the pleasure of speaking to Matt Sullivan (strangely enough, absolutely no blood-relation to Jim Sullivan), who is the founder and co-owner of Light In The Attic Records. LITA Records saw its first seeds sewn in a little basement apartment in Fremont, Seattle, back in 2001, and has since provided us with some fantastic re-issued gems by artists such as Sixto Rodriguez (whose fame blew up with the Oscar-winning movie, Searching For Sugarman); produced enlightening documentaries such as Wheedle’s Groove; and pushed our boundaries of traditional music by presenting us with releases such as the Native North American Archival series. Jim Sullivan was one of the “long lost gem” discoveries by LITA.
It’s always difficult to describe Picard and his abilities in mere words to someone who has never heard of him; it’s possibly equally difficult describing him by means of examples. One lonely specimen of a painting/sculpture could in no way fully represent his skill-set. Heck, not even ten or twenty.
Contact In The Desert. To call it a “UFO Convention” would in no way do it justice, nor would it be accurate. I generally find myself a bit stuck trying to find the right words to describe this annual event to my friends and family. Sometimes these types of gatherings are called “consciousness expanding” conferences, or words to that effect. But then again, it’s more than that. Their own website describes the event as “An EPIC weekend of exploration into extraterrestrial life, ancient aliens, human origins, secret space program, crop circles, UFO sightings, contact experiences, interstellar living, and the “need to know”.” So we’ll go with that for now.
At last year’s Contact In The Desert, we had the great opportunity of interviewing some amazing speakers, authors and researchers, including the incredible Stanton Friedman. We managed to catch him during a quiet moment at his booth, and sat down with him to dig his brain a little.
Elongated Skulls and Megaliths of Ancient South America: An Interview with Author and Researcher, Brien Foerster
Brien Foerster is a driving force in the world of ancient mysteries and alternative history. Having appeared on History Channel’s Ancient Aliens on fifteen occasions, and boasting 23 authored books to-date, he ranks amongst the likes of Erich von Däniken, David Hatcher Childress, Robert Bauval and Giorgio A. Tsoukalos. His search for ancient discoveries is never-ending, and his passion equally contagious. In recent years he has brought some particularly astonishing findings to the table, and we’re here to discuss them with Brien.