The Serpent Code – The Sacred Past of Serpent Worshippers

This snake cult just keeps on popping out everywhere…

Ireland, St Patrick and the Pests

Ireland was once infested with snakes. So say the Christian stories of St. Patrick, who supposedly expelled them with his Baculum Jesu or Staff of Jesus [1]. Of course Ireland has no indigenous snakes at all and so he must have been speaking of a symbolically. But to what was he referring?

For years, scholars, Christians and even alternative historians have been arguing over what exactly St Patrick was eradicating. There is precious little evidence of St Patrick even coming to Ireland, just as there is no evidence that St Paul went to Malta and kicked out the snakes there too! So what’s the truth? And is there any spiritual relevance for us today?

Across Ireland there are hundreds of crosses, many of which can be proven to have pre-Christian origins, and many are entwined with images of serpents. The same is true of other locations, such as Malta as I’ve just mentioned, Rhodes, India, Greece and many more. In all these places snakes are found on ancient megalithic monuments and Christian buildings.

These are remnants of a pre-existent serpent-worshipping cult. The serpent cult, is so often misread as consisting of solar worshippers. They worshipped the esoteric or inner sun. For us today this inner light is the realization of our own connection to the greater universe, of our own inner balance and our own growth towards a more ‘in-tune’ attitude to the world around us. It is also the part of ourselves and our outer world, which gives life, sustains and gives growth.

The sun, found in the sky and as an inner light found within via methods pertaining to the inner serpent energies, [2] as they were perceived. These inner serpentine and solar linked visions were physically represented in megalithic monuments, oral folktales and art.

The existence of this universal cult can also be discovered in other elements of the Irish and Celtic tradition. There is scarcely a design or ornament in Ireland from ancient times that do not show the serpent or dragon image. There is scarcely a myth, a folk tale or a legend, which does not include the serpent. These are not just pagan ornaments or myths – they also bled into the Christian world, or more accurately, the Christians could not keep them out it was so deep in the Irish culture.

The Church had spent many years trying desperately to demonize the serpent, making it the evil snake in the Garden of Eden or even picturing Lucifer, the angel of light, as the serpent. The reason is simple. Knowledge is powerful, but knowledge of yourself is much more powerful – the Church, as the intermediaries between us and knowledge of the Divine could not allow this. But the snake maintained its position steadfastly within the Church, clinging on like limpet. It was in fact the only animal in the Bible to speak using it’s own voice; it was used by Moses in the wilderness to heal the Israelites and it was used by the first Christians as the symbol for the Christ himself.

Serpents can be found on Irish Christian crosses such as those of Killamery in Kilkenny County and the font of Cashel, amongst others. Indeed, even the Crosier (priests staff) of Cashel has a serpent emerging from a vagina – which itself is covered in serpents – therefore symbolizing ‘new life’ via the born-again serpent.

The crosier itself basically resembles the staff of Moses or Aaron, or even that of an Etruscan or Babylonian priest – all cultures linked to serpent worship. Unfortunately fundamentalists and strict Protestants removed many of these serpents found adorning such crosses, in an attempt to hide the true history.

Also seen on Irish crosses are strange figures, which have extra large heads in relation to their body. Some have said that this is due to the predominance of a “Celtic Head Cult”, but the evidence we uncovered in The Serpent Grail [3] pointed to the fact that both the serpent cult and the head cult are one and the same. We found that this was due to the internal psychological and spiritual process brought on by the serpent energies.

In Irish tales these great serpents or “piests” (pests), were said to be “as big as a horse, and have a great mane upon it, so it has.” (Legend of the Lakes, Croker, relating to Lough Kittane of Killarney). This has baffled many and has given rise to the link between the snake-serpent and the fabled dragon in many cultures. The tales of the great serpents of huge size and even compared to mountains reveals much. Many of these serpent tales refer to actual locations whereby ancient man created great centers of healing, initiation and ritual – all linked to the universal worship of the serpent.

The Fenian heroes of ancient Ireland are recorded orally in song and one of them, Fionn, was their ‘dragon slayer.’ One of the legends tells us that:

“It resembles a great mound, its jaws were yawning wide;
There might lie concealed, though great its fury,
A hundred champions in its eye-pits.
Taller in height than eight men,
Was its tail, which was erect above its back;
Thicker was the most slender part of its tail,
Than the forest oak which was sunk by the flood.”

Fionn asked where this great monster had come from and was told, “From Greece, to demand battle from the Fenians.” Perhaps serpent worshippers had come to Ireland from Greece, and had fought the ancient inhabitants, leaving behind such terror that they became symbolized by this great ‘dragon mound.’ Fionn, it is said, opened the side of the dragon and released the men, going on to kill it. It may be that there is a mixture of wartime fact entwined with the symbolism of this legend. Emerging from the side of the dragon, according to all the myths, gives new life, leaving us no doubt that these serpentine monuments were places of initiation and rebirth.

Evidence of ancient serpent worship in the Americas can be verified from the many serpent mounds that appear across the continent. In Ohio, there is a large serpentine mound with a large head of the snake swallowing (or throwing up) a large egg. Similar snake mounds can be found across the world. Some are man-made, others natural and adapted – such as Hackpens Hill near Avebury in England, where Hack means snake and pen means head – thereby giving us “snakes head hill”. These large serpents, still seen in the land today were ancient burial mounds, earthworks and places of ritual for the serpent worshipping cults of our ancestors. The great mane upon the mound, being grass or trees.

In 1871 at the meeting of the British Association in Edinburgh, a certain Mr. Phene gave an account of his discovery in Argyllshire, Scotland, of a mound, “several hundred feet long, fifteen feet high and thirty feet broad.” The tail tapers away from a circular cairn, which he presumed to be a solar disk above the head of the “Egyptian uraeus”. [4] This fiery Uraeus serpent, or more properly Wadjet, anoints the head with flames, as referred to in the Bible in Apostles, Acts 2, where the Apostles are filled with the holy spirit, and flames lick above their heads. Here we have a clue to the serpents connection to spirituality.

In the Pyramid Texts the Wadjet is linked strongly with nature. The papyrus plant is said to emerge from her and she is connected to the forces of growth, fertility and creative power. The Uraeus is an indication of the divine wisdom and solar-force, emerging from the brow of the head, symbolically represented in the serpent mounds appearing on the brow of a hill. The brow is known as the ‘temple’.

Within the Temple is the Holy of Holies, the most sacred place in a human’s body. In Native American traditions many underground caverns within landscaped mounds are where known to be places where initiation rites occurred. From our research, it appears these places were ritualistic re-birthing portals as if from the womb of the creative serpentine mother.

In Egyptian history Osiris entered the serpent and emerged reborn and invigorated, and our European and American ancestors mimicked this belief. In all cases it was the wisdom of the serpent, which gave the strength to empower the individual to move on in life, as if born again.

Serpent mounds – a worldwide phenomenon

Further references to serpent mounds can be found across the world. In the Persian holy book Zend Avesta one of the story’s heroes takes a rest on what he thinks is a bank – only to find out that it was a green snake. In Mauritania, Iphicrates says that “there were dragons of such extent that grass grew up on their backs.” In Strabo (Lib xv. P.1022) two dragons are said to have resided in the mountains of India, one eighty cubits long and the other one hundred and forty.

From Syria Posidonius tells of a dragon which was so large that horse riders on either side could not see each other. Each ‘scale’ was as big as a shield, so that a man “might ride into his mouth.” It is thought that these must be ruins of Ophite (serpent worshiping) temples. In some parts of Syria serpent worshippers were known as Hivites (linked with the root word hivvah which from which came the biblical name of Eve which could then be equated with “female serpent”). In India serpent deities are known as the Naga.

From South America text said to have been written by Votan (Quetzalcoatl), in the language of the Quiches says he left Valum Chivim [5] and came to the New World to apportion land among seven families who came with him and were said to be of serpent origin or culebra. Passing the “land of thirteen snakes” he arrived in Valum Votan, founding the city of Nachan (City of Snakes), thought to be Palenque, possibly around 15 BC or even earlier.

In reference to Serpent Mounds there is the description of a subterranean passage, that terminated at the ‘root of heaven’ – referred to as a ‘snake’s hole’ while snake heaven was Patala. Votan was only allowed entry because he was ‘the son of a snake’ from which we can infer he was an initiate in the serpent cult.

Serpent Wisdom

There are two distinct elements of practical wisdom originating in the serpent tales, fables and folklore. Firstly that the physical snake itself not only sloughs off its skin and appears to be re-born from within a cave or under a rock, but that the very elements of the physical snake could actually prevent disease and cures ill health. The knowledge of amazing regenerative properties of the various parts of the snake have been discovered in hundreds of ancient medica materia, alchemical texts and hidden within folklore.

The venom of the snake was used as an Elixir to help prevent disease through boosting the immune system with high levels of protein. And secondly mixing the neurotoxic venom with the blood of the snake or mammalian host such as a horse brings on altered states of consciousness much akin to certain drugs used by shaman across the world from ancient times. Visions of ‘otherworlds’ seen in such trances are often depicted as tombs, wombs or caves, within which sometimes benevolent, sometimes terrible, serpents are encountered.

In any discussion of serpent wisdom we cannot fail to also mention the ancient Hindu Kundalini practice. Kundalini means simply “coiled serpent” and in the Indian system the ida and pingala energy (through serpent channels) are raised up and down the spine to raise the consciousness of the adept. There are six chakra energy vortices aligning the spine, with a seventh emerging from the top of the head, which is called the bindu. Each chakra location must be traversed upwardly, and in balance, before one can achieve the bindu enlightenment reminiscent of the reference in Apostles, Acts 2 where enlightenment is reached and described as fire licking at the head in the bindu position.

I recently met up with the dowser Hamish Miller who has followed the Michael and Mary lines of telluric energy across Europe finding many examples of Kundalini images and the dual serpentine caduceus known to all health practitioners the world over. We shared our amazement at the widespread frequency of the serpent in myth and folklore

Mankind has from time immemorial searched for longer life and divine wisdom. The result is a sacred and often, secret code, hidden in the landscape, locked away in ancient texts and deep within our own inner energy system. It is a secret code of the divine and wise serpent that has survived the attempts of the Christian Church to eradicate it.

If you hear its call, there is a wellspring of knowledge out there for you to discover.


1 According to Giraldus Cambrensis or Gerald of Wales.
2 Today, the inner traditions of the serpent energy are most prominent in the Kundalini and Chakra based systems practiced by Eastern adepts and many New Age societies in the West.
3 The Serpent Grail by Philip Gardiner with Gary Osborn, Watkins, 2005.
4 The Ureaus, also known as Wadjyt, Wadjit, Uto, Uatchet and Edjo was a pre-dynastic ‘cobra goddess’ of Lower Egypt (approximately 4,000 BC) who took the title ‘The Eye of Ra.’
5 Chivim is a Hebrew word, meaning “sons of the female serpent” (or Eve) and may imply a greater knowledge of this journey from a Judaic perspective.


Spirals, Symbols and Snakes

Interesting article about symbols for example ankh, swastika, hammer of Thor and spirals:

It is seen in the sky, on the ground, hidden in language and glaring at us from the pages of our most profound books – the snake. In this Article I want to extend that now a little and for us to journey around the world of symbols. By understanding what many of these symbols mean and just how universal they are we will be guided into this lost world of our past. We will begin with a symbol of life itself from the world’s greatest ancient civilization.


The Ankh is the Crux Ansata. A simple T-Cross, surmounted by an oval – called the RU, which is, simply put, the gateway to enlightenment.

This enigmatic symbol of Egypt represents ‘eternal life’ and was often found in the names of Pharaoh’s such as Tut-ankh-amun. The symbol is often depicted being held by a god to a Pharaoh, giving him life, or held by a Pharaoh to his people, giving them life – this basically set aside the immortals, from the mortals, for anyone wearing or carrying the Ankh had gained or hoped to gain immortality. In truth also, the pharaoh was God on earth and so he held his own symbol of the sun and the serpent to his people – he was the sun, giving us life, just as it does in nature.

It is the loop (the RU or gateway) of the Ankh, which is held by the immortals to the nostrils (as in the Biblical god breathing life into the nostrils of Adam.) If indeed these ‘immortals’ are the sun, moon and stars, then this Ru device is indeed a gateway to the stars – or basically a gateway to what we were believed to return or become following death. The Ankh though outlived Egyptian domination and was widely used by the Christians as their first cross, but in this symbol holds a clue to the secret of the serpent.

Thoth (see Taautus below) was said to have symbolized the four elements with a simple cross, which originated from the oldest Phoenician alphabet as the curling serpent. Indeed Philo adds that the Phoenician alphabet “are those formed by means of serpents… and adored them as the supreme gods, the rulers of the universe.” Thus bringing to mind the god Thoth, who again is related to the worship of serpents and who created the alphabet. The “rulers of the universe” are indeed the planets and stars.

Bunsen in the 19th century thought, “the forms and movements of serpents were employed in the invention of the oldest letters, which represent gods.” This symbol of the four elements was altered slightly and became the Egyptian Taut, the same as the Greek Tau, which is where we get the name Tau Cross from – a simple T.

The T or Tau cross has been a symbol of eternal life in many cultures and gives its name to the Bull in the Astrological sign of Taurus – note here the two elements of the Tau and the RU being brought together. In fact the Druids (or “adders” after the snake) venerated the tree and the snake by scrawling the Tau cross into tree bark.

In the Middle Ages the Tau cross was used in amulets to protect the wearer against disease.

Amongst the modern Freemasons the Tau has many meanings. Some say that it stands for Templus Hierosolyma or the ‘Temple of Jerusalem,’ others that it signifies hidden treasure or means Clavis ad Thesaurum, ‘A key to treasure‘ or Theca ubi res pretiosa, ‘A place where the precious thing is concealed.’

It is especially important in Royal Arch Masonry where it becomes the ‘Companions Jewel’ with a serpent as a circle above the cross bar – forming the Ankh with the Hebrew word for ‘serpent’ engraved on the upright and also including the Triple Tau – a symbol for hidden treasure and significantly made up of 8 right angles.

It was also the symbol for St. Anthony – later to become the symbol for the Knights Templar of St. Anthony of Leith in Scotland. St. Anthony lived in the 4th century AD and is credited with establishing Monasticism in Egypt, and generally the story goes that he sold all his possessions after hearing from the Lord and marched off into the wilderness to become a hermit.

On his travels he learned much from various sages in Egypt and grew for himself a large following. He was sorely tempted by the devil in the form of ‘creeping things’ and serpents (chaos). In one episode he follows a trail of gold to a temple, which is infested with serpents and takes up residence, needing little food for sustenance other than bread and water. He is said to have lived 105 years and due to this longevity he is credited with protective powers.

The Order of the Hospitalers of St. Anthony, who would later take much of the Templar wealth, brought many of Anthony’s relics to France in the 11th century, although they were said to have been secretly deposited somewhere in Egypt just after his death and then later to have found their way to Alexandria.

The Taut or Tau symbolizes the creating four elements of the universe. Next the symbol of the sun / serpent was added, a simple circle or the oval RU. This loop above the T cross-created the Ankh, the symbol of eternity. The snake in a circle eating its own tale is symbolical of the sun and immortality.

The symbol of the moon was added to this, turning it into the sign for Hermes/Mercury and showing the Caduceus/Serpent origin. No wonder that this, the most perfect and simple of symbolical devices became the symbol of the early Christians; no wonder that, even though there were no cross-beam crucifixions, Christ was never the less symbolically crucified on a symbol of eternal life, a symbol of the serpent.

This symbol became the mark or sign, which would set the believer aside for saving. In Ezekiel this is the mark that god will know, the mark on the forehead. As Deane points out the Ezekiel passage (9:4) should read, “set a Tau upon their foreheads.” or “mark with the letter Tau the foreheads.” The early Christians baptized with the term “crucis thaumate notare.” They baptized with the symbol of the sun-snake (sun-ake). And St. Paul himself in Galatians 6: 17 states “let no-one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.”

Is this the original mark of Cain, who we have found to be of the serpent tribe?

The idea of this sign or mark is widespread once discovered. In Job 31:35 we read in our modern Bibles “I sign now my defense – let the Almighty answer me” which should properly read, “Behold, here is my Tau, let the Almighty answer me.” He then goes on and says “Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.”

This remarkable idea of wearing the Tau cross on the shoulder as a sign would later become part and parcel of the crusader Templars markings, the very same Templars who are instigated in the worship of serpents. Also the Merovingians (said by some to be descended from Jesus and a sea serpent or fish god – the Quinotaur or Quino-Tau-rus) were supposedly born with a red cross between their shoulder blades. The Tau cross is also strangely used by those practicing sacred geometry as a “marker” for buried treasure, whether physical or spiritual.

In shape, the Ankh is very similar to the Egyptian musical instrument, which is shaped like the oval RU – the Sistrum.


An Egyptian musical instrument closely associated with female gods – especially Hathor the serpent/cow goddess and Isis – the consort of Osiris. In form, very much like the Ankh with a loop at the top – also representing the egg – and three serpents striking through the loop with small square pieces of metal, which rattle. It’s possible these three serpents represent the ida, pingala and sushumna nerve channels and which are said to converge and fuse together within the centre of the brain (the thalamus) – which in the individual was also thought to represent the ‘cosmic egg.’

During the ascent of these serpent energies up the spine to the centre of the head, the individual while going through this supposed enlightenment process, will hear sounds similar to the sounds the Sistrum makes – i.e., rattle sounds like tambourine bells and sounds like a bell-tree being stroked. One will also hear sounds like a ‘rattle snake’ and also whistles and flute-like instruments. Underlying these sounds is a very low and strong rumbling sound which fades-in at first and gets louder and louder as the process proceeds culminating in the bright, white light explosion in the centre of the head. The Sistrum then may have been a symbol of this experience.

The Sistrum was used in pictures and carvings to show the various gods and Pharaohs subduing the power of a particular god – and mostly because the god holding the Sistrum had the ‘power’ and ‘energy’ to do so through having had the enlightenment experience – also representing the externalized solar power.


The association between birds or wings and the serpent seems to go back in time many thousands of years and across the world. To quote John Bathurst Deane:

“The hierogram of the circle, wings, and serpent, is one of the most curios emblems of Ophiolatreia, and is recognized, with some modifications, in almost every country where serpent worship prevailed . . . It may be alleged that all these cannot be resolved into the single-winged serpent once coiled. Under their present form, certainly not; but it is possible that these may be corruption’s of the original emblem which was only preserved accurately in the neighborhood of the country where the cause of serpent-worship existed; namely, in Persia, which bordered upon Babylonia and Media, the rival loci of the Garden of Eden.”

Deane relates these many thousands of images of the ‘winged serpent’ to the Seraphim of the Bible, the ‘fiery’ and ‘flying serpents.’

These could also be the origins for the flying dragons and why Quetzalcoatl was the ‘feathered’ or ‘plumed serpent’ amongst others. The reason given by Deane for this symbolism is for proof of deity and consecration of a given Temple. If this is the case, then it was certainly believed that the ancient serpent had consecrated Temples across the world. And if the serpent was a true symbol of the sun (external) and the inner light (internal) then it was a perfect fusing of our ancestors belief in one location at one time (temple).

The real reason for the wings is that the serpent enlightenment aspect gave the adherent wings, symbolically making him/her higher in aspect and part of the “heavenly” chorus.


The dove is an important element in symbolism and for some reason was seen in the New Testament as a symbol of the Holy Spirit or feminine aspect of God. It came down upon Jesus as he was baptized, giving him that famous “born again” element.

It descended upon the disciples. But why was the Dove chosen?

The Mesoamerican god Quetzalcoatl is the ‘Feathered Serpent,’ so are there any links between the dove as a feathered bird and the serpent?

Eurynome was probably the most important Goddess of the Pelasgian myths. These Pelasgians were a people who arrived in Greece from Palestine over 5,500 years ago, although it also became a term for “real” Greeks later on.

Eurynome was the creator, the Mother Goddess – the ruler of all things. She was born from chaos; she separated the water from the sky and then danced across the water in-order to create.

Whilst dancing she created wind or breath and taking hold of it between her hands she rubbed and rubbed until she had created a snake. The snake was called Ophion and he was filled with desire for the ‘dancing goddess.’ Wrapping himself around her seven times he impregnated the goddess, who had now taken the form of a Dove, and created an egg.

From the egg came forth all animals and plants and so Eurynome ascended to Mount Olympus and watched as her children developed. The snake Ophion bragged about his creation and so Eurynome kicked out his teeth, from where came all the people, including the first man Pelasgus, (like Adam) and from where the tribe derived its name. Ophion was then kicked out of heaven. The creation of the world and all that is in it was therefore again due to the snake and a goddess. But how does this goddess relate to the bird?

By the Sumerians, one of the most ancient of civilizations, she was simply known as Iahu, the “exalted Dove.” This Eurynome cult had spread across the Mediterranean and became a base for many other myths and religions, including the Hebrew god Yahweh taking on elements of the name Lahu. She was an original Mother Goddess, the feminine aspect and was seen as a dove – and united with the serpent seed, she gave birth to creation.

The Dove of Christianity is the feminine aspect and brings new life; she was known as the breath – the same breath that emerges in the beginning and from the Egyptian Ankh (see Ankh) into the nostrils, bringing new life and immortality. The feminine aspect of Quetzalcoatl is the feathered bird aspect and the male-part the snake.

Celtic Knotwork and Other Symbols

Due to the prevalence of the serpent in the Celtic world and surrounding cultures, it is my understanding that Celtic Knotwork is derived from the images of the snake and the movements of the planets.

We can see influences of this in the spirals and other serpent shapes seen upon many of the world’s ancient monuments. In Scandinavian literature and stone art we can also see how the serpent appears, looking remarkably like Celtic Knotwork. In Roman and Greek wall paintings there are running spirals thought to be symbolic of the protective snake.

A Neolithic vessel, now in the museum of Henan in China, shows a distinct correlation between the idea of the snake and the Knotwork. The idea of the Knotwork coming from the snake was probably discontinued due to Christian influence.

Other symbols that are related to the snake include the Ivy leaf, a symbol of Bacchus/Dionysius and a symbol of immortality. The reasoning behind this symbol is simply that the leaf is similar to the snake’s head and it entwines around pillars and trees as the snake is shown to do in images across the world.

Related to this Ivy leaf image is the shape of the heart and we can see in two Japanese clay statuettes from the Jomon period that they have these snake-heart heads.

Many images of the Buddha also incorporate this Ivy/Heart shape head – a softening and hiding of the earlier images of Naga deities who had snakes heads. These Ivy and Heart shapes were thought to protect the person wearing them or the building adorned with them, and they are therefore no different to the concept of the protecting or guarding snake from folklore and legend. They are just basically symbolic of the original snake – and remaining so until Christianity demonized them. Of course the Ivy, along with that other serpentine symbol, the grapevine, are to be seen across the world’s Christian buildings, as Jesus claimed that we should be grafted onto the vine. Did Jesus really mean that we should be part of the serpent cult? Part of the family, which he was himself a creation of?

Of course the fruit of the vine is wine, and if the vine is an ancient symbol of the snake, then what is the fruit of the snake? Jesus said that we were to drink the wine as a symbol of his blood and therefore it was the blood of the snake.

Drink of the fruit of the vine and you shall have eternal life, a fruit created by God for our pleasure.

Spirals and other Rock Art

Marija Gimbutas in The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe says:

“Compositions on the shoulders of cult vases reveal pairs of snakes with opposed heads, making the world roll with the energy of their spiralling bodies.”

Spirals and carvings of this snake energy are seen all over the world, much like the cult of the serpent. And, it is always found to be in association with the serpent worship. According to J.C. Cooper in An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols, the spiral “typifies the androgyne and is connected with the caduceus symbolism” which is of course the symbol of serpent healing.

In Australia Robert Layton in Australian Rock Art: a new synthesis, points out the serpent origins of these images; images, which are always seen with other serpentine shapes. Figure three in Layton’s book shows these images clearly as “a snake entering a hole,” “a snake leaving a hole.” Remembering that the Ouroborus, the circular image of the snake eating its own tail, is an image of immortality, we should also remember the antiquity of the device. Along side spirals are circles like the Ouroborus, called often cup and ring marks.

There are also zigzags, thought by many to be the fiery aspect of the serpent, and waves, showing the fluidity of the serpent – something also related to the symbolism of Water. It is no surprise that such images of the snake, in all its relative forms should be seen on the most ancient of rock art. In the cup and ring marks there are many images of what appears to be a serpent entering the cup and rings.

Some have put this down to a serpent entering a hole, others that it is eating an egg; nobody is sure. What it does show is a serpent head towards a cup! If, of course, the snake is also the symbol of the macro sun, then these spirals and serpentine patterns may also reveal the pathways of the sun at various times of the year and the greater years – such as those of the precession of the earth.

The spirals have been associated with astronomical alignments. This can especially be seen in the work of N.L. Thomas in Irish Symbols of 3500 BC where the spiral running right to left is seen as the winter sun; the spiral running left to right is the summer sun and the double spiral as the spring and autumn equinox. There is little doubt from the work carried out by Thomas that this is true, but the fact also remains that the ancients were using symbols of the serpent in their astronomical alignments. This is matched by the fact that the serpent was seen in the sky, in various constellations and by the serpent encompassing the heavens. The two elements cannot be split apart – this was a unified theory of life and it was created by, given life by and kept fertile by the snake and the sun.

In Eurasia and Japan there are definite images of snakes as spirals. In earthenware from the middle Jomon period (approx 2000 BC) of Japan these can be seen quite clearly, and are said to be there to protect the contents of the jar from harm; something important was obviously in them. Clay figures from the same period also show wound snakes on the heads. These spirals became part of family crests and transformed over time into the Yin and Yang symbol of duality so popular today.

These family symbols are called Kamon and one class of them particularly is called Janome, which basically means eye of the snake. Characters for snakes in Chinese became part of the alphabet over 3000 years ago. Another interesting point about the snake in China is that the Rainbow is said to be the snake elevated into the sky much like the Australian Rainbow Serpent. Indeed, the Chinese character for Rainbow reflects this position as it has the symbol of the snake within it.

In Peru there is pottery with spirals ending in snakes heads. In Taiwan there is a sculptured door with spirals ending in snakes heads. In many Celtic stone monuments there are similar images – all leading to the now beautiful and ornate Celtic Knot-work


The ancient symbol of the swastika is simply a stylized spiral as can be shown from the many depictions across the world of swastikas made up of spirals and snakes. It also shows up in the spiral fashions of the labyrinths and mazes. The word labyrinth comes directly from the ancient Minoan Snake Goddess culture of Crete, where the swastika was used as a symbol of the labyrinth and is linked etymologically with the “double headed axe” – the Tau Cross. Similar labyrinthine shaped swastikas have been found in the ancient city of Harappa from the 2000 BC.

As the labyrinth is viewed as a womb of the Mother Goddess, and a symbol of the snake, there is little wonder that these two symbols became fused. However, labyrinths were also seen as places of ancient serpent initiation and if viewed in the same manner as Serpent Mounds then it is further evidence for their real use. (See Serpent Mounds) In ancient Egypt the labyrinth was synonymous with what was called the Amentithe snake like path taken by the dead to journey from death to resurrection.

It was Isis, the serpent queen of heaven who was to guide the souls through the twists of the Amenti. The path towards the centre, leads towards treasure. The snake adorning Athena in ancient Greece is shown with a swastika skirt. The same is true of Astarte and Artemis. There is Samarran pottery dating from 5000-4000 BC from Mesopotamia showing a female swastika, where the hair swirls with Medusa type serpents. The swastika is also shown as two serpents crossing each other.

In Norse myth, the hammer of Thor (note that Labyrinth means double headed axe just like the Hammer of Thor!), Mjollnir, is closely connected with the swastika and is found to be a prominent motif in Scandinavian art from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age. It is found on swords and Anglo-Saxon cremation urns and on numerous Viking items. It was seen as a protector against thieves, reminiscent of the fact that serpents were known to guard treasure.

As Thor’s hammer was also seen as a Tau cross (See Taautus) it is certainly related to the secrets of the serpent. It was used by Thor to lop off the head of the sacred ox, which he used as bait to catch the Midgard Serpent, which circled the globe in the symbol of the Ouroboros, eating its own tail. This was Thor offering a head as sacrifice to the serpent to try and gain immortality in the mead – the drink of the gods. Thor’s aim was to gain a cauldron big enough to take the mead for the immortals and he needed to prove his worth by fishing for the serpent.

He had power of the serpent as the slayer, with the swastika or Tau cross. There is evidence to prove that the myths of these Scandinavians and the Hindus are related, as the story of Thor and the Midgard Serpent closely resemble the battle between Indra and Vritra, showing a common origin. Vritra is the great serpent, which lies at the source of two rivers (the positive and negative or male and female), as the Midgard Serpent lies beneath the sea (of the mind and the other side of the planet where the sun goes each night).

Indra slits open the belly of the serpent to release the waters and therefore fertility back to the land. Both gods, Indra and Thor, are related to the weather, both are warrior gods with a thunderbolt as a weapon and both slay the dragon. The swastika of the serpent is a common motif in both cultures. Eventually the Christians steal both pagan myths and place St. Michael and St. George in their place – both having the red serpent cross to replace the swastika.

The swastika is also the symbol of the movement of the earth fixed on one spot.

Taautus (Taut)

Said by Eusebius to be the originator of serpent worship in Phoenicia. Sanchoniathon called him a god and says that he made the first image of Coelus and invented hieroglyphs. This links him with Hermes Trismegistus, also known as Thoth in Egypt. Taautus consecrated the species of dragons and serpents; and the Phoenicians and Egyptians followed him in this superstition.

This Taautus could very well be a memory of the first group who originated the worship of the serpent after the flood or end of last ice age 12000 years ago. The idea of Taautus links precisely with the stories of Thoth, who later became a great sage of Gnostic and Alchemical beliefs. Thoth was deified after his death (a time that nobody knows) and given the title “the god of health” or “healing”. He was the proto-type for Aesculapius and identified with Hermes and Mercury. All healers, all wise, all teachers, all saviors and all associated with the serpent for their powers and all individuals who could map the stars and movements of time. However, it was as the healing god that Thoth was symbolized as the serpent – whereas he is normally represented with the head of an Ibis and Baboon.

The Letter or Symbol ‘Tau’ is the first letter of Taautus, Tammuz and Thoth and is thought to be the ‘Mark of Cain’.

So there we have many symbols and many references to the sun and the snake. There are often confusing elements at play here, which often seem to mislead us and appear ‘hidden’ because we have simply forgotten the real truth. In essence we can reduce all of this down into three simple and distinct parts to help us on our journey.

We must remember before we do so that the very word, snake, is derived from both the animal and the sun – sun-ake. Now we can see clearly that the serpent was often but not solely used as a symbol of the movements of the great god in the sky – the sun. Secondly the snake was a symbol of the internal ‘sun’ – what people know of today as enlightenment within and thirdly the real and literal snake did indeed offer up its body for our use. We created an Elixir of Life from its venom and blood, healed our skin with its skin and brewed wonderful concoctions from other parts.

All in all, the serpent or snake has been a very powerful literal and physical element, let alone a useful symbolic part of our history. We can now use our new knowledge to move forward and through some of the mysteries of mankind.


Secrets of The Stars

Something about secret groups and how there has always been so called conspiracies:

Man collects into groups, like schools of fish and flocks of birds. These groups become religions, secret societies, governments and cults. The reasons for these groupings are the same as it is for animals banding together. We come together for protection against predators, for strength in numbers. Whether you are a Freemason or a Boy Scout, the reason you join forces with others of like-race and like-mind is to gain strength and protection.

In the extensive research for my new book and DVD, Secret Societies: Gardiner’s Forbidden Knowledge, Revelations About the Freemasons, Templars, Illuminati, Nazis, and the Serpent Cults, I found that, historically, the secret societies of the world are all connected and all derive from a similar if not the same source, and that the threads running through them all have been traced by scholars throughout the ages.

As Le Couteulx de Canteleu said in his Les Sectes et Societes Secretes published in 1863:

“All secret societies have almost analogous initiations, from the Egyptian to the Illuminati, and most of them form a chain and give rise to others.”

According to an article published in the Patriot 1922 by G.G. or ‘Dargon’, entitled “The Anatomy of Revolution”,

“For centuries there have existed certain schools of mystical philosophy (with)… elements of Buddhism, Zoroastrianism and Egyptian occultism mingled with Grecian mysteries, Jewish Kabalism, and fragments of ancient Syrian cults. Out of the hodge-podge of Oriental philosophy, magic, and mythology arose… Gnostic sects, and after the rise of Mohammedanism, heretical sects…

To the same sources may be traced the ideas that inspired such political-religious movements of the Middle Ages as the Illuminati, Albigenses, Cathari, Waldenses, Troubadours, Anabaptists, and Lollards and the rise of early secret societies. The Templars are said to have been initiated by the Assassins into anti-Christian and subversive mysteries, and we find similar traces of an old and occult origin in the Alchemists, the Rosicrucians, and later mystical cults… ”

This “analogous” form running through all secret societies is the underlying belief in and worship of the stars. It is this element which named them the shining ones and it is this element that is still at the root of so much misinterpreted symbolism. Even the Holy Vehm were ‘wissends’ who had the sun and the stars as symbols of power.

This worship of the stars was known as Sabeism and the high Mason, Albert Pike, pointed out:

“The seven great primitive nations, from whom all others are descended, the Persians, Chaldeans, Greeks, Egyptians, Turks, Indians, and Chinese, were all originally Sabeists and worshipped the stars.”

The very power of understanding the stars was jealously guarded by priesthoods around the world, from Aztec to Egyptian. The role of the priest was to interpret the movements of the stars, sun, and moon, in order to predict the future and for navigation. This jealousy forged ciphers, codes and symbols and forced the hiding and destruction of implements and tools of the trade. Many of the Freemasonic symbols we see today were never meant for building, they were meant for astrology and the logic of the stars.

These secrets of the stars were mystical to the early peoples who could not understand the magic. Secrets were passed from one generation to the next by initiates and adepts and this is how the long thread was woven, by passing on knowledge and keeping it hidden. Eventually, the secret brotherhoods no longer knew why they kept their odd symbols secret and why they said strange invocations. Yet, through tradition and dedication to their brothers, they kept alive a rich tapestry, a tapestry that I and other scholars can break down and interpret.

Hidden History

We must pull hard on the thread to unravel the tapestry, one generation at a time. According to Le Couteulx de Canteleu, the priests or leading men of the organizations followed the Egyptian hierarchy. At the highest level, there was the priest, who alone could do magic and contact the gods. At the second, we find the greater initiates, those chosen from the people and who must maintain secrecy at all costs and protect the priesthood. At the third, the lesser initiates were only told things that were deemed proper.

In this hierarchical trinity, we see the plan of most, if not all, of the world’s secret societies. The majority of Freemasons today fall into the category of the lesser initiates; they seek no more because they know of no more. Only at the highest degrees in Freemasonry are the real secrets revealed, and yet there have been some who claim to have been higher-level initiates or indeed ‘priests’ and who have since ‘spilled the beans’. Anyone who has seen these supposed secrets of white powdered gold and even Jewish conspiracy plots will know that this is misinformation at best and money-making at worst.

Lessons for Today

Each generation tends to look forward, forgetting that our past holds intelligent and thought provoking answers to questions that are and will always be relevant. Because we begin each generation afresh, we do not see the thread running through each generation from the one before––the thread of the secret society.

In the 20th century, psychology and psychoanalysis emerged, and the clever new words that came with them. Yet, why are we arrogant enough to believe that we discovered the root of human psychological problems? This is utter rubbish––Psyche herself was a Greek goddess.

For thousands of years, man has sought answers to the conundrums of his own inner reality––the only radical change is the wording. When we say that a person is psychotic, our ancestors would have said they were touched by the spirits. Are we more advanced than our ancestors?

90% of the world’s population still believes in God, yet, we still rage war in the name of religion and we pollute the environment and destroy our own homes. There is anthropological evidence to prove that ancient man was peaceful, living in harmony with his neighbor and respecting the earth and living in balance with it. As populations grew and more people occupied smaller spaces, minor wars erupted and even, violent sacrifices. Small bands of men gathered together to control those who fought, and these small bands emerged as our kings and queens, medicine men and priests, and our secret societies.

There is a lesson here for us all. Just 100 years ago, a billion people lived on the planet. Now, there are six billion and growing. Six billion people can do a lot of harm to themselves and the environment, destroying the whole for everyone. Without balance, without wisdom, without knowledge, where are we heading?

We may believe that some spark in the bio-chemical and electric brain is enlightenment, yet, it is not. Our masters tell us what to be like, what to buy, what to do and say. We no longer need to know ourselves–-the TV has all the answers. And yet, what we see on TV is a reflection of greed, money and capitalism and these can be interpreted as the dark forces of human nature. Light and dark are opposite sides of the same coin. Balance is wisdom, like a coin placed upon its edge, and like a coin, it can easily be knocked over.

I desire a good life that does not include a range of cars, a yacht in every port or another million. I am a realist, and the reality is that while one man has, another does not. My evolutionary instinct is to gather goods, property and wealth for the bad times ahead, to see me through the winter or the coming storm. The down side of this is that we grow that divisive side of our nature, greed, and somebody somewhere suffers. We join forces with others and hold our newfound cabal in secrecy, protecting it until time matures the original intention until it becomes unrecognizable––these are the origins of the secret societies of the ancients.

The ancient Chinese texts tell us that mankind has been in this situation before many times and that his greed and ‘noise’ has brought his civilization crashing down to the ground.

How close are we to doing it yet again?

How ‘noisy’ are we?


How Remote Viewing And Remote Influencing Are Taught

Here’s a nice set of rules you can follow when you are trying to remote view:

We have seen the amount of time and money which the Soviets and the Americans have invested regarding the techniques of remote viewing and remote influencing. How are these techniques actually taught to operatives.


This section of the book provides a complete guide to learning remote viewing. It gives a much fuller account than any previously published of the actual methods used by the superpowers, covering more ground than any other available courses. US courses, which cost between $3000 and $7000, tend to concentrate on the simpler and less efficient co-ordinate remote viewing (CRV). This book teaches simple, scientific CRV, but goes further, including for the first time my versions of Russian super-advanced extended remote-viewing (ERV) techniques. To my knowledge, these are the most advanced remote-viewing instructions on the market.

CRV was developed by the Stanford Research Institute and taught to the US military remote viewers. It is carried out from normal consciousness, the beta state. Now it is recognized that certain steps must be followed to fixate the conscious mind on the biophysical body, which is actually carrying out remote viewing. Since the US researchers disregarded notions of a biophysical body, it was a rather hit-and-miss method. The psi-damping field (PDF) is in full operation outside of the theta state (see Chapter 4), so CRV is hampered by negative feedback from the common consensus of consciousness which tries to exorcise the paranormal from reality. Systematic steps are therefore necessary to keep the psychic window to the biophysical field open against these adverse conditions.


Ingo Swann’s methods are still used in the US:

  • Stage One – get a blank piece of paper and pencil. In your mind’s eye, visualize yourself opening a psychic window to the target, which is defined by map co-ordinates. Numbered photographs in sealed envelopes are easy alternatives to map co-ordinates. When you have visualized this psychic window in your mind’s eye, start sketching lines on the paper. Draw lines or curves depending on how you feel. Don’t think about the process, just sketch the first thing that comes into your mind. Do not rationalize.
  • Stage Two – allow visual and sensory data into your consciousness through the psychic window to the target, but discard any analytical mental processes, giving no conscious thought to what it may be or may not be. Imagine yourself peeking through this psychic window, getting glimpses of shapes and shadows, and odd sounds. Do not try to analyze these, but list the first impressions _ smells, tastes, tactile data etc. Then let the far stronger auditory cues enter your perception. Finally, let the strongest of the data, the visual cues, come into your mind’s eye. They would swamp out the other information if allowed in first.
  • Stage Three – include dimensionals, putting your perceptions into a bigger picture. Imagine you are an artist sketching the target. Make a series of simple drawings of what comes into your psychic window. As you draw, try to link them with the perceptual cues you gained in Stage Two.
  • Stage Four – list the emotional and aesthetic impact of things that have come from the remote-viewing session. List the tangibles and intangibles of the target, ’wooden’ and ’pastoral’ for example. Look at your Stage Two list of perceptual cues and your Stage Three drawings; write down the feelings you get from these cues next to them. Try to expand your list of what the target is like.Analytical information can be brought in for the final sketch, which is a coming together of all the information acquired in the session. Write what you think you are seeing next to the perceptual cues and the drawings.
  • Stage Five – meditate on the psychic window and visualize yourself opening it up to produce a clearer channel to the target. Imagine that fresh insights about what you are remotely viewing come flooding through the psychic window, which allow you to develop Stage One through to Stage Four data with a fresh mind.
  • Stage Six – make a three-dimensional representation of the target. Use plasticine, a sand pit, wire, whatever feels most applicable, and build a model of the actual target.
  • Stage Seven – can be added later, when you are more experienced, for a more detailed analyis. Try to pick up the name of the target. Do this by seeing which letters of the alphabet spring to mind and building on that. You can also visualize written signs and text, so a catalogue of what is written down at the site can be developed over time. The monitor can help you to zoom in on specific areas of interest.


This technique requires two people and a photograph. One person acting as a guide, or monitor, directs the other to the target shown in the photograph (which the remote viewer is, of course, not allowed to see) and asks a series of questions based on the photograph. The monitor should not lead the remote viewer, but record exactly what he or she says. As more information is forthcoming, the monitor should concentrate on a specific area of the photograph and ask a series of questions to tease out information from the remote viewer, such as:

Question (Q): Is the target light or dark?
Answer (A1): This could be a night target.
A2: A barren desert landscape.

Q: Is the target surrounded by objects?
A1: This could be a valley surrounded by hills.
A2: A room surrounded by walls.

Q: Is the target in a room or chamber?
A1: No.
A2: An underground bunker.

Q: Are there any objects in the target?
A1: These could be cows in a field.
A2: There are computers in an underground bunker.

Q: Are their any graphic representations in the scene?
A1: No.
A2: These could be military computer screens, signs flashing on them.

Q: Is any part of the target moving?
A1: No.
A2: This could be a train moving into an underground tunnel, or machinery in a nuclear-bomb factory such as ultracentrifuges in Iraq.

Q: What colours do you sense in the scene?
A1: This could be green grass in a pastoral scene.
A2: Stainless steel coloured, grey metal containers.

Q: What sounds do you hear?
A1: Wind blowing through the trees in a forest.
A2: This could be screams of infected animals in a biological warfare lab in an underground complex.

Q: What creatures do you see at the target scene?
A1: This could be cows and sheep in the fields.
A2: Scientists in a laboratory.

Q: Is the target man-made?
A1: No, it is a pastoral scene.
A2: Yes, it looks like a series of man-made caves.

Q: Is the scene flat or are their tall objects dominating the scene?
A1: The scene seems to be in a valley.
A2: The underground complex is hidden under a mountain.

Q: Are there many objects of the same sort in the scene?
A1: There are many trees and a lot of cows and sheep.
A2: This could be a series of nuclear, or biological missile silos, or the electric pylons I see running into the mountainside.

Q: Are there any mechanical devices in the target scene?
A1: No.
A2: This could be Sukhoi 27 fighters at a nearby Chinese air base. Or the nuclear, or biological, processing facility underground.

Q: Are there straight lines, paths, roads or other landmarks in the target scene?
A1: No, just a river running into a small lake at the centre of the pastoral scene.
A2: There could be an airfield, road, long underground access tunnel, air vent tunnels.

Q: Does land dominate the scene?
A1: The scene is dominated by the central lake.
A2: This could be the mountains.

Q: Is the target underground?
A1: No.
A2: This could be the underground complex, or missile silos.

Q: Does flora or fauna dominate the scene?
A1: Grassland and woodland surround the lake.
A2: This could be desert-like conditions around the mountains, beneath which is the underground complex.

Q: If the scene is man-made, describe if it contains buildings.
A1: It is not man-made.
A2: This could be the massive underground complex for nuclear and biological warheads for Chinese intercontinental ballistic missiles aimed at the USA.

Q: If the scene is man-made, enter the target and walk around within it reporting all you see.
A1: Negative.
A2: It is a Chinese underground nuclear and biological weapon facility.

The remote viewer draws what he has reported on a blank piece of paper. In the above example, A1 was a pastoral scene, with a central lake, surrounded by a field of cows, and another field of sheep, with a small wood between the fields; A2 was a Chinese underground military complex in mountainous territory.

This training exercise can be repeated many times, with different photographs and the monitor and remote viewer changing roles each time.


Stress levels have to be lowered for paranormal abilities to show themselves, and also for humanity’s preservation! Stress interferes with the mechanism of remote viewing; it also interferes with our immune response and a host of other biological processes. Research published in New Scientist in 1996, shows that stressed people are at least a thousand times more susceptible to poisons than non-stressed individuals. The process of activating remote-viewing abilities reduces the high levels of neuro-hormones and the blizzard of electrical over-stimulation of the nervous system, which blinds us to remote viewing.

I believe there are two main factors which elevate human stress levels:

  • over-stimulation of the brain stress system (see page 00)
  • acquisition of negative memes that degrade human performance (see Chapter 4)

Improving remote viewing and finding effective stress-management systems go hand in hand; basal stress levels should be naturally reduced to alpha or theta. A corollary to this is that there is also a marked improvement in physiological and mental functioning; augmented powers of mind over matter only occur when the brain is in the quiescent state of theta, which is also optimal for boosting the immune system and suppressing psychosomatic disease. By switching off the body’s habituated electrical storm of anxiety, with the concomitant sea of stress-inducing neurochemicals, the brain state which comes about from remote viewing also boosts life span, and makes the practitioner of biophysically augmented healing much more resistant to disease.

Our mental processes are locked into negative feedback cycles that severely degrade our ability to function appropriately. These negative mental programmes and memes that afflict humanity are reinforced by the organizations we work within; managers and staff endlessly externalize negative memes in the work place. Organizations therefore suffer from the human stress disease and all its associated memes, but on a grander scale. Individuals within them are afflicted by stress and pass it on to the company culture. You are probably constantly conditioned to be in exactly the stressed-out state which will inhibit remote viewing.



When you begin to practice remote viewing in earnest, you will find that stress blocks it out. The following is a set of simple progressive steps for lowering brain rhythms, i.e. relaxing. It is a good idea to tape the relaxation programme, and the other sets of instructions in this book, and listen with eyes closed.

Lay down on the bed and close your eyes.
Visualize your feet.
Imagine that all the muscles in your feet are becoming limp.
Visualize your ankles.
Imagine that all the muscles in your ankles are becoming limp.
Visualize your calves.
Imagine that all the muscles in your calves are becoming limp.
Visualize your knees and thighs.
Imagine that all the muscles in your knees and thighs are becoming limp.
Visualize your lower body.
Imagine that all the muscles in your lower abdomen are becoming limp.
Visualize your chest and back.
Imagine that all the muscles in your chest and back are becoming limp.
Visualize your arms.
Imagine that all the muscles in your arms are becoming limp.
Visualize your neck.
Imagine that all the muscles in your neck are becoming limp.
Visualize your head.
Imagine that all the muscles in your head are becoming limp.
Now imagine yourself floating off to a grassy meadow.
Visualize the grass; hear the birds sing; feel the sun on your skin and the ground beneath your body; smell the grass.
Visualize all your worries drifting from your body and evaporating in the sunlight.
Feel the sunlight filling your body with energy that washes away the anxieties you have accumulated.
Tell yourself that you feel better than you have ever felt in your life.
Imagine your past experiences that caused you anxiety.
See the black vapour of these old anxieties been expelled from your body, to be replaced with positive feelings.
Replace these old worries with new positive feelings such as love.
Choose one new positive feeling and mental state each day you practice, and visualize these new, positive emotions easing out the old anxiety-inducing emotions. These positive emotions will become linked with your practice of remote viewing, which will set up a positive feedback cycle – the more you practice remote viewing the better you feel.
Once you are comfortable with this ritual and feel deeply relaxed, you can begin the set-up procedure for simple ERV. In your mind’s eye, visualize yourself repeating the following axiomatic remote-viewing memes.

The goal is to manifest the true potential within myself.
A remote viewer sees only the total reality of him/herself.
A remote viewer lives in total reality.
A remote viewer must step outside of group perception and hence group reality.

The reasoning behind each one is this:

  • Your perception of yourself is incomplete due to filtering by the brain and imprinting of negative memes by our environment, which compete with and warp proper perception.
  • We carry a number of memes that specifically cut off all paranormal functioning. Our perception affects reality and vice versa.
  • Total reality is a state of perfect perception where reality is not compromised by negative memes and preconceptions about how you think you are. These negative memes reconfigure the neural networks in your brain to block out all paranormal phenomena.
  • Group consciousness defines group reality. Memes not only warp the neural networks, but re-programme the latent biophysical fields so that they are crippled. The magic key to success is knowledge of biophysics. Once you can perceive unfiltered reality, with no preconceptions about what you can and cannot do, you are able to leave the common consensus. Having stepped outside the flow of group consciousness, you can begin to appreciate hidden potentials. Remote viewing is then available to the individual. Enabling you to know your true self and to use all your psi abilities is the goal of remote-viewing technology.

Continue thus:

In your mind’s eye, fixate your awareness on your brain.
Visualize the three different areas of the brain – cortex, limbic system and reptilian brain-stem areas – as three concentric circles, with the reptilian brain in the middle, joined to your spinal cord (see Figure 12, page 00).
Visualize your biophysical field becoming stronger and ’soaking’ into the brain, linking with the brain cells. This process primes the biophysical fields to interact with your brain on a higher level than morphogenic fields. Imagine a ghost-like biophysical field being sucked into your brain and the three concentric circles of your idealized brain becoming suffused with the energy of your biophysical field. You are putting the ghost in the machine.
Visualize an energy field which overlays your body, the biophysical field that is contiguous with your physical being, becoming imprinted with the four repeated axiomatic memes. In effect, you are now programming the ghost in the machine.
Imagine the biophysical field commanding your brain centers to become compliant with the axiomatic memes thus preparing your brain for remote-viewing activity. You are programming the ’machine’ for remote viewing.

This technique of programming the biophysical field is very important because it programmes the specific brain centers for remote viewing. Biophysical fields carry information and they can be programmed just like a computer. Your biophysical field is, in effect, a quantum computer that has to be programmed before you command it to begin remote viewing.


Once you have mastered the above exercises, it is time to send your biophysical awareness to a place you find of interest.


1. Visualize yourself from the above relaxed state, sending your biophysical body to the target. For the moment, this should be somewhere you know well, as you are just training the biophysical body to follow your commands and get used to remote viewing.

2. The first step in processing the information the biophysical field sends back to your brain is to list the perceptual cues you receive, e.g.

  • Sense Perception
  • tactile wet
  • sandy
  • sounds roaring noise
  • sound of wind
  • visual sunny
  • blue sea

Remember to list the non-visual data first as visual information dominates the attention once you fix your awareness upon it. Build a picture in your mind’s eye of what it is. In the above case, the target was a sandy beach at Bournemouth in the summertime, with a south easterly wind blowing. It is helpful to use the monitored remote-viewing technique to help build up your perceptual cues, if there are two of you.

3. Imagine another place you know well. Keep repeating this visualization of actual places in order to train your biophysical body to become aware of distant locations. Practicing helps to raise the biophysical awareness from its latent morphogenetic state to self-awareness; you are training your biophysical fields to become aware of the outside world. Visualize yourself walking around the places you visit, studying the details.

4. Keep a log of your remote viewing and check on its accuracy. Ask a friend to put anomalous objects at a target site you know well, such as the office or their home, and seek them out. This is a gentle introduction to psychic spying.

5. The next step is to look for people in their own homes. Relax, send your biophysical awareness to the person’s house and hunt through the rooms until you feel or see his or her presence. Afterwards, telephone to see whether you were correct. You can also look for the person as an energy field. Look for a glowing shape rather than the physical image of the person. Compare which is the most efficient way of locating someone.

This is a preliminary exercise which develops the bifunctional viewing capacity of your remote-viewing biophysical fields. Your remote-viewing perception can look at things as physical objects, or at their energy field. In the realm of remote viewing, perception is a duality analogous to the particle-wave duality found in quantum mechanics. A person has a physical body and an energy field; which one you look at depends on your psychic intent.

6. You will have found in these preliminary exercises that accuracy can be a problem. In untrained people, an accuracy rate of 15 per cent is normal. If yours is better than that to start with, it shows you have a greater than normal complement of psi genes.

Body and mind are linked; chaos and separation in this interface cause disease and block all remote viewing. You must optimize your self-image and change your reaction to environmental stimuli, to cut out chaos (entropic decay). Relax and visualize yourself as accurately as possible. In your mind’s eye, list your characteristics and emotional reactions to various situations. For example:

  • positive characteristics – negative characteristics
  • hard-working stressed
  • reliable easily angered
  • modest over-ambitious – bite off more than I can chew

This exercise is important because it makes you aware of yourself and helps to cleanse your being of the numerous negative characteristics (memes) that limit your capabilities.

7. Now you can begin to re-programme yourself with new memes and software by intending what you wish to be and what you do not wish to be (see Chapter 4 on memes for more detail).

  • What I wish to be What I do not wish to be
  • a remote viewer psychically blind
  • empathic unaware of what people are really feeling
  • intuitive not being able to read people

8. Know that you have the ability to be aware using your biophysical fields. Visualize your ghost-like remote-viewing biophysical field leaving your body and travelling to locations of your choosing. First visualize it examining the room you are in from its point of view. Then visualize it travelling further afield and psychically viewing what is going on at a distant location you have chosen.

9. Buy or borrow some baroque music. This slow, repetitive music was composed to a very rhythmic beat; if you concentrate on it, it will automatically put you into the alpha state, as the Eastern bloc parapsychological researchers discovered (Figure 11). In the alpha state, the brain functions much more efficiently than in beta. Languages can be learnt in six weeks.

Play the music while you repeat the above exercises. Note how the efficiency of your remote viewing improves and how it is easier to contact the biophysical fields. The use of baroque music helps to develop neural networks which are alpha functioning and by a process of positive feedback, leads to the hardwiring of the brain in a way conducive to psychic viewing. It is as if the music moulds the brain to function in alpha, enabling remote viewing to take place.

10. With the baroque music playing in the background, pick a place for remote viewing that interests you and look for anything that catches your attention. By choosing places that interest you, your attention is kept at a high level which boosts your remote-viewing efficiency. Keep a log of your remote viewing and see how it progresses as you learn more and more techniques to boost your accuracy.



The remote viewing of underground sites, or military facilities, was the original intent of the US remote-viewing programme. American military personnel were trained to receive operational anomalous cognition, which was used to describe the remote-viewing phenomenon. In plain language, this meant the ability to see distant locations clairvoyantly.

In the intelligence scenario, a near-perfect description of a foreign site may be of little value, because the information is well known through use of satellite data or such like, while a poor anomalous cognition that would not score well in a laboratory trial may provide vital information unavailable by any other method. This means that the use of multiple remote viewers, using anomalous cognition simultaneously, may be of especial use when remotely viewing sites of interest which are so secret no information is available on their real nature and function.

For this, there are special instructions:

A – Managing the target pool.

Make sure that you look for clearly defined targets; broaden the scope later. In the case of foreign sites, the first thing to look for is the presence of life forms. From there, look at the tunnel complexes, then the equipment that fills these chambers; targeting remote viewing makes recognition much easier than looking at everything, getting swamped by data and losing your way in the mental farrago.

B – Bandwidth.

Keeping a focused train of attention is vital. It is easy to lose your remote viewing by letting the mind wander. Using directed attention on areas of the site you find of especial interest is necessary to keep your remote viewing fixated on the target; efficiency declines rapidly when you remotely view areas you find of little interest. Describing endless trivial target sites to skeptical researchers is a sure way to lose bandwidth by boring yourself stupid. When you get bored, the brain stress system becomes activated and you enter the beta state which blocks remote-viewing activity. If you wish to show off your remote-viewing ability to other people, remotely view things you find of intense interest to keep accuracy levels high. This works by using goal direction to switch off the brain stress system. The relaxed state is linked with remote viewing, causing a positive feedback effect which amplifies remote viewing in future.

C – Switch off the internal chatter.

To increase the signal to noise ratio, it is vital to reduce stress levels so you can enter the theta state. Switch off the internal chatter in the mind by using directed attention and the cinema method.

D – Use group-augmentation.

This entails remotely viewing the same target in groups and then sharing your data. Feedback on the actual site will enable you to build up your accuracy level and improve your signal to noise ratio. Group augmentation of remote viewing works by training the biophysical field to high-order consciousness, a state where it is self-aware. The group’s biophysical fields meld together when remotely viewing the same site and boost their potential, an effect which lasts after the session and rapidly advances the individual biophysical field’s remote-viewing ability; from there it can be developed to the state where remote sensing and influencing become possible. This was why military remote viewers worked in groups.

E – Noise reduction.

This occurs when the brain rhythms are lowered by use of advanced stress-management techniques and memetic biophysical-enhancement systems, which have been given in this book. Further to this, group-augmented remote viewing can be used to filter out noise so that the 15 per cent accuracy rate of untrained individuals may be of use for gleaning information from foreign sites. The group that remotely views the same site will all see glimpses of the same thing. When they compare notes, the similarities in their remote viewings will be easy to pick out. Only the actual target information will be similar. This similarity in the signal can be used to suppress the noise, as methods can be developed to ignore any data which does not agree with the group. This type of procedure is used to filter out noise in electronic circuits and the mathematics is very well understood.


Remote Viewing – The Real Story!

Some information about remote Viewing and it’s history:

The Real Story is a book being placed in the Internet and WWW in serialized form, with continuing segments appearing at unscheduled intervals because of the time necessary to complete each segment. The book is appearing in this fashion because the top five publishers in these United States rejected it on the grounds that the public interest in the real story of remote viewing is minimal and the story is of no real mainstream interest. The author has nonetheless determined that a record of the story should be available for open-and-free-access historical purposes and for those who might chance to have interest. For purposes of accuracy, the book is very carefully based on documents existing in the author’s voluminous, chronological archives as well as some in the possession of other sources and resources. All documents substantively depended upon are noted in the text.

A complete bibliography of additional sources and other supportive materials will be appended later on. In those instances where guideline documentation is not available, or never existed, I have confirmed my recall by consulting with one or more direct witnesses of those instances. This follows accepted journalistic procedures which are both traditional and proper. However, the book, as it must be, is cast in the form of an autobiographical memoir and therefore contains many memories, opinions, deductions and estimations of the author — and who therefore leans on the freedoms of speech, belief and opinion guaranteed by founding documents generally and equally applicable throughout the United States.



Forthcoming Additions

Author Preface

Preliminary Comments

Part One: Beginnings 1919 — 1971

Silence of the heart, practiced with wisdom,
will see a lofty depth;
And the ear of the silent mind will hear untold wonders.

— Hesychius of Jerusalem


Part Two: The Emergence of Remote Viewing At The American Society For Psychical Research 1971– 1972

You cannot teach a man anything.
You can only help him discover it within himself.– GalileoToday something is happening to the structure of human consciousness.
A fresh kind of life is starting.

— Teilhard de Chardin


Part Three: Stanford Research Institute (SRI) 1972

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure
and the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell
What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.

Theodore Roethke