David Wilcock Tries to Link Q-Anon Conspiracy, Space Aliens, and "Hamlet's Mill" While Promoting New Documentary
With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, my plan is to take off Thursday and Friday for the holiday. I will return this weekend with a new blog post. Depending on how fast I read, it may be my review of the new Curse of Oak Island tie-in book by Randall Sullivan, but to be entirely honest, I twice fell asleep reading it, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to make it through. The only thing duller than watching old men dig pointless holes is reading about old men digging pointless holes!
Today, however, I’d like to talk a little bit about David Wilcock, the (former?) Ancient Aliens star from whom we have not recently heard. Wilcock’s absence from the last batch of Ancient Aliens episodes and his departure from his sinecure at the online Gaia streaming service left him out of the public eye for a while. But that changed a couple of weeks ago when Wilcock launched Above Majestic, a streaming documentary that, despite its title, is not about aesthetics but (sigh) space alien conspiracy theories surrounding what Wilcock terms “the Cabal,” a coalition of Reptilian extraterrestrials, Democrats, and Jews working to destroy the conservative white Christian lifestyle.
According to a recent blog post, the documentary “blows the lid off of the Secret Space Program, ET life, the crimes of the Cabal, beings with elongated skulls, Q Anon and much more.” Yes, Wilcock endorses the reality of Q Anon, the pro-Trump conspiracy alleging Trump to be a genius working with Robert Mueller to secretly take down the Democratic Party.
The documentary was released by Orchard Entertainment, the same company that released Hunt for the Skinwalker earlier this year. “On the day before release,” Wilcock wrote, “Orchard Entertainment got a letter from Fakebook saying that our movie was ‘Fake News,’ and no advertising whatsoever would be permitted.” Wilcock did not provide documentary support for the claim, but it would be at least slightly heartening if Facebook had begun to disallow borderline libelous conspiracy theories from gaining paid advertising footholds.
Wilcock is busy spinning the failure of his 2012 prophecies of apocalypse to foretell the end of the world, so he has come up with a new one, pushing the date of a “solar flash” (which Wilcock’s Ancient Aliens colleague William Henry tells us is the earth-frying plasma storm—the coronal mass ejection—Robert Schoch goes on about) to “sometime” between now and 2029, in the grounds that we “as a planet” weren’t ready for it when the 2012 apocalypse was supposed to hit:
We are told by alleged ET sources that this solar flash will not occur until we are properly ready for it as a planet, or at least as close as can be feasible.
Wilcock justifies his belief that coronal mass ejections are tied to the slow 26,000-year backward rotation of the stars in the sky called the precession of the equinoxes because of the book Hamlet’s Mill: “As [Giorgio de] Santillana and [Hertha] von Dechend revealed in the epic Hamlet’s Mill, fully 35 different ancient texts had these ‘precessional’ numbers deliberately encoded into them — worldwide.” He claims, further, that a coronal mass ejection is prophesized in all major religious texts.
He misunderstood the book—the numbers appear in myths told and retold in many different ways, not just 35 specific texts cited in the bibliography. But more importantly, I have done enormously boring work tracing the origins of these ideas to their sources. I found out where the numbers came from, and it wasn’t the precession of the equinoxes. The numbers come from astrology, specifically the interlocking 20- and 30-year cycles of conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn, whose multiples yield the same sequence of numbers divisible by 2, 3, 6, and 12. I know this to be the case because the astrological system Santillana and von Dechend thought they had uncovered was instead fragments used in the astrological system of Abu Ma‘shar, the ninth-century Persian astrologer who fused together Indian, Persian, Babylonian, and Greek astrology into a single system, which the authors mistook for an ancient pre-Ice Age system because they had never studies Abu Ma‘shar and his sources. Mistaking the medieval synthesis for an ancient original, they accidentally read the medieval version into the (unrelated) bits and pieces Abu Ma‘shar fused together for his grand synthesis.
That story is interesting on its own, but the fact that Wilcock knows nothing of it and is willing to literally claim aliens will transform the world in the next 17 years on the basis of faulty book from the 1960s says everything you need to know about the depth of Wilcock’s alleged expertise in all things cosmological.
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