Novelist David Brody Claims New Novel Inspired by "America Unearthed" Research
Do you remember David Brody, the novelist who has played an instrumental role in promoting the story of Scottish noble Henry Sinclair’s alleged 1398 voyage to America? Well, he wants everyone to know that after his low-budget movie about the Westford Knight, he’s back again with another novel that expands on his fictional universe. Like Dan Brown before him, Brody claims (and not just within his novels) that the artifacts and conspiracies he writes about are true, which crosses the boundaries of fiction into the world of pseudoscience.
Just in case you don’t believe me, here is what Brody writes on his official website:
The story itself is fiction, but its premise rests on firm ground: Numerous artifacts and sites in and around New England (see attached images) clearly evidence a history of pre-Columbian discovery and exploration of North America.
Brody claims in media interviews to have been instrumental in Scott Wolter’s research for America Unearthed, and he says he provided research assistance for the show’s first-season discussion of Holy Bloodline conspiracies. In turn, Brody claims that he has incorporated material from America Unearthed into his novel series.
His first book, Cabal of the Westford Knight, described Henry Sinclair, the Westford Knight, and the idea that the Knights Templar visited America. His second, Thief on the Cross, covered many of Scott Wolter’s most familiar topics, including, the Burrows Cave stones, the Bat Creek Stone, the Prince Madoc legend, and the “White” Mandan Indians, again in pursuit of the Knights Templar. Charmingly, his books carry a warning that Christians should not read them because they will consider offensive the Holy Bloodline conspiracies about Christ and His kids.
His latest claims derive from Sir Laurence Gardner’s unique combination of Holy Bloodline conspiracy theories and Zecharia Sitchin-inspired ancient astronaut hypothesizing. The book is called Powdered Gold and it is another sequel in a series he calls “Templars in America.”
What do you think are the chances that the new novel also incorporates Scott Wolter’s latest “discoveries” about “alignments” at the Newport Tower and America’s Stonehenge (Mystery Hill) and exactly reflects claims from the new season of America Unearthed about the Ark of the Covenant? 100% you say? Why yes, of course it does. Because these people all work together to promote one another in a mutually-reinforcing intertextual, multimedia Holy Bloodline conspiracy all their own.
Here is the book’s official synopsis. Count the America Unearthed topic references.
Historian Cameron Thorne and his fiancée Amanda Spencer don’t for a second believe the Ark of the Covenant is hidden in a cave in the Arizona desert. But when a militant Survivalist leads them to a radioactive replica of the Ark, filled with a mysterious white powder, they begin to wonder if legends of Templar Knights visiting the American Southwest on a secret mission might be true. What is this strange white powder? And is it the key to understanding the true power of both Moses and the sacred Ark of the Covenant?
The powdered white gold is the substance that Laurence Gardner claimed that the Anunnaki used to achieve immortality after creating the human race to mine gold for that purpose. Gardner later claimed that the Anunnaki were forced to replace powdered gold with menstrual blood of the Holy Bloodline after their supply ran out, sometime near the end of the Exodus. Today it is most famous as the secret food of the Reptilians in David Icke’s conspiracy theories and in Jim Marrs’s rambling rants. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough evidence to know who came up with the idea first, though Icke claims that powdered gold increases nervous system impulses “ten thousand times.” As far as I know, powdered monoatomic white gold in the form described does not exist.
The claim, in turn, probably derives from alchemy’s alleged aurum potabile, or drinkable gold, promoted by Paracelsus in Treasure of Treasures and other works in the sixteenth century. He claimed to have invented aurum potabile and he believed it to be the elixir of life, a cure for disease, and a path to immortality. The occultist Manly P. Hall adopted aurum potabile into his system via a secondhand summary of alchemy from a Victorian textbook, and from there it entered occult circles, where it sits today.
This substance, in turn, was inspired by the idea of colloidal gold, a suspension of gold nanoparticles used in making colored glass since antiquity, with which it became confused by modern alternative health practitioners who pass off colloidal gold as extraterrestrial monoatomic white gold. The solution can be stirred to form a precipitate of gold atoms, which must be the “monoatomic” gold of occult theory, though technically the nanoparticles aren’t single atoms, as I understand it. One gold atom is 0.135 nanometers wide, while colloidal gold nanoparticles range from 5 to 1,000 nanometers in size.
Does Scott Wolter believe in gold-munching aliens? Who knows? But I can’t imagine it’s a complete coincidence that his friend David Brody’s new novel contains the exact material Wolter is investigating on America Unearthed at the same time that the show is showing those investigations. The Grand Canyon location of the Ark of the Covenant was teased in S02E01 and will make a return appearance later in the season. Both Brody and Wolter bizarrely make the Tuscon Lead Artifacts—whose inscriptions claim, at face value, to be the work of Roman Jews—the work of “French forebearers” (Brody) of the Templars or “proto-Templars” (Wolter). And a government conspiracy to cover it all up? Why, that’s Scott Wolter’s bread and butter—How many times has he told us that “these academics” and the U.S. government have been trying to suppress his work?
If only Brody’s hero were a maverick geologist instead of one of Wolter’s hated “academics,” this could easily be America Unearthed: The Novelization.
But what disturbs me is the way that fringe ideas cross so easily between “fact” and fiction and can use fiction to give spurious weight to “fact” and reinforce, through repetition across multiple media channels, a fictitious version of history based only on imagination and conspiracy claims.
12/13/2013 04:33:36 am
Once the genie's out the bottle, it's impossible to put back in. These latest pseudohistorical religious beliefs are here to stay because there will always be those folks attracted to them
12/13/2013 05:06:29 am
Sounds like some kind of nightmare mockery of peer review. If a novelist agrees with a geologist, then what they have to say about medieval history must be true.
12/13/2013 06:02:35 am
Perhaps there should be some sort of skeptical factual-fiction counter novel to butt heads with this tripe. It could follow the exploits of an archaeologist traveling around the country to hit the cranks where they live; conventions.
12/13/2013 06:12:17 am
The facts and information are out there, books have been published explaining the situation. But believers never want to know. They prefer to switch off. "Rosslyn and The Grail" by Mark Oxbrow & Ian Robertson, for example.
12/13/2013 08:03:03 am
On this site and others, we have gone through the evidence for a Holy Bloodline conspiracy from top to bottom and found not a shred of proof. You're welcome to search my archive for details.
12/13/2013 07:21:46 am
The reference to a "radicalized group in the Defense Department" may be dragging Nick Redfern's alleged "Collins Elite" into it. Redfern claims this high-ranking think tank in the military believes aliens are really demons harvesting souls. This neatly allows for the alien stuff be true, but it's really Christianity in disguise.
12/13/2013 11:00:32 am
Though that isn't exactly the worldview Redfern promotes in his books. About half of his books, by his own admission, are written to order. But the other half do paint a vaguely cohesive worldview, or least style, that is two parts John Keel and one part Lovecraft. Ultraterrestrial demonology, magickal workings, ancient entities, secret societies in the know, etc.. His Collins Elite is a bit of a departure, but you get the feeling that it is a bit of a audience grab-attempt and a bit of political statement. It makes the most sense in the 2000s in America (the setting of the book and its primary audience), when liberals were particularly terrified of a conspiratorial theocratic takeover, and this is indeed the scare story at the end, that while there may be demonic entities (with demonic here being more their intent and attitudes than their theological origins), the real danger is that the CE have radicalized and will fake an alien invasion to install a theocracy that they believe is the only hope of stopping alien demons from eating human souls.
12/13/2013 07:27:01 am
"Numerous artifacts and sites in and around New England clearly evidence a history of pre-Columbian discovery and exploration of North America."
12/13/2013 09:32:53 am
Sir Isaac Newton's alchemical notes & thoughts about a very
12/13/2013 03:48:12 pm
And then there is the mercury poisoning and related delusions.
12/13/2013 09:44:01 am
Newton the Alchemist
12/13/2013 11:08:27 am
There is no need to accept the irrational part of Isaac Newton
12/14/2013 02:48:04 am
Alternatively, if I.Newton was the most logical and rational man of his time, then his contemporaries in a manner like most Medievals were
12/14/2013 02:57:37 am
Medievals to the 90 percentile could be illogical, irrational and almost totally illiterate.
12/13/2013 03:32:25 pm
The Philosopher's Stone is just what its name says; a philosophical element. There has never been any proof of its existence, and like all things alchemical even its interpretation is up for grabs. Yes, alchemy was a precursor to modern chemistry in some senses, but at its core it was very much a belief system dressed up in psuedoscience.
12/13/2013 11:17:33 am
Debasing the currency. Nice to know our rulers continue to do the same today I.e. quantitative easing
12/13/2013 03:02:09 pm
Money only has the value that is socially agreed upon--and not just what a government determines. Debasement of currency is NOT the "main reason" republics and empires fall. A complex dance of movement of goods and services that may or may not be reflected by the money is the "main reason" for the fall of societies. The Roman Empire, for instance, didn't collapse due to its coinage, its coinage lost value because the Empire collapsed under its own size and unreasonable demands.
12/14/2013 04:24:01 am
From "Builders of Our Country," by Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth, 1906, pages 8 & 9 (Leif the Lucky):
12/14/2013 01:10:34 pm
Quite clearly, Vinland was not in Newfoundland. So the settlements of Leif and Karlsefin must have been further south, probably more around the (future) US coastline of Maine, or even further south. Due east of Kensington puts one around the northern US coast, also, an indication from the message on the KRS that Vinland is east. Directly east? Why? Coincidence? Probably not.
12/14/2013 01:41:04 pm
1. You are using pseudo-logic again: "Just because we can't see it doesn't mean it's not there" is not a logical claim, it is the desperate battle cry of the true believer. Nothing in the narrative you quoted indicates that Vinland could NOT have been Newfoundland, nor that there is any connection whatever to the KRS. However, the fact that there were neither European buildings nor European methods being used by the time the English and the French made it to the are indicates that the "impact" Scandinavians had was not--by comparison to the impact the English and French had--"significant." Certainly it precludes the Scandinavians from being "the builders of our country" when they were NOT HERE when the country was actually being built. Unfortunately, the people who WERE here before the French and English showed up didn't even get to have much impact in "the building of our country." The French and the English (and the Dutch and Spanish) didn't recognize the claims to land of the people who were already living on it and using it; why do you think they would have recognized the spurious claim of a group who wasn't even THERE on the basis of a buried stone with a suspect story of a spurious battle on it? Assuming it wasn't a hoax? Therefore: KRS is absolutely IRREVLEVANT. A footnote at best.
12/15/2013 03:34:27 am
You said, "Money only has the value that is socially agreed upon." And I followed with a communication, which you don't see as an example of your comment, with a historical twist? Well, boo-hoo-hoo.
12/15/2013 03:51:54 am
I guess it might be worth mentioning that you have commented off my comments as much or more than I have yours...almost always to disagree with something I said. So, don't twist this around to make it look like you're being persecuted, like I'm hitting you on the head with the KRS. What, you can give it, but not take it? To be clear, the KRS was mentioned by me to help give credence to where Vinland may have been, a valid point...unless one foolishly believes the KRS is a hoax.
12/15/2013 05:21:23 am
Gunn, NOTHING in what you posted had to do with CURRENCY or FALL OF EMPIRES. At MOST, it was "and this is how a colony failed," which STILL had nothing to do with currency, the debasing thereof, or fall of empires. Additionally, your previous quote mentioned red fabric and a bull, NOT grapes.
12/15/2013 08:50:36 am
Since there are no specifics regarding Vinland's geographical location, and the word can mean two different things, what the Norse were referring to may go unanswered.
12/15/2013 12:03:35 pm
I guess I wasn't wrong about you, then. Just remember, though, that "money only has the value that is socially agreed upon," even if that has to do with furs and red cloth. Sour-puss. You need to put a plug in somewhere, yourself. Don't worry about me, I'll be around. Don't comment on my comments anymore, bothering me all the time, and I won't comment on yours. The same goes for your side-kick, Only Me. Double trouble for the innocent.
12/13/2013 12:12:38 pm
Wolter and the others like him are so funny. The evil "government" is trying to suppress his work, and yet, there he is, on the TV sets of hundreds, literally hundreds, now every week on H2. Wow, I'd have to say that government "suppression" sure ain't what we thought it was. Yes, I did mean to be very sarcastic, to Wolter.
12/13/2013 02:14:14 pm
That's the paradox of conspiracy. Absence of proof of suppression is still considered proof, because the "elites" and "academics" remain silent. In the mind of the conspiracist, these agents hope their silence will undermine the "hidden truth", by playing into the doubt of those still on the fence.
12/13/2013 03:48:16 pm
Well of course the government's suppression of the truth wouldn't actually *work*; the Nixon administration couldn't even cover up a case of breaking-and-entering. The fact that Wolter's crusade of truth has gone unobstructed just proves that the conspiracy is real!
12/14/2013 03:02:25 am
Worse, you can go into the website for the series
12/13/2013 11:50:02 pm
So no mention of Oreo's?
12/14/2013 03:59:24 am
"But what disturbs me is the way that fringe ideas cross so easily between “fact” and fiction and can use fiction to give spurious weight to “fact” and reinforce, through repetition across multiple media channels, a fictitious version of history based only on imagination and conspiracy claims."
The Other J.
12/19/2013 04:51:04 am
I wonder if the makers of Goldschlager cinnamon schnapps -- which have gold flakes in them -- were influenced by Manly P. Hall.
1/13/2014 08:09:59 pm
The vikings relied on weight only when trading.
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