Book of Enoch

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An ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, although modern scholars estimate the older sections (mainly in the Book of the Watchers) to date from about 300 BC, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably to the first century BC.

It is wholly extant only in the Ge’ez language, with Aramaic fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls and a few Greek and Latin fragments.

The first section of the Book of Enoch describes the fall of the Watchers, the angels who fathered the Nephilim (cf. the bene Elohim, Genesis 6:1–2) and narrates the travels of Enoch in the heavens. This section is said to have been composed in the fourth or 3rd century BC

The Book of Parables appears to be based on the Book of Watchers, but presents a later development of the idea of final judgement and eschatology, concerned not only with the destiny of the fallen angels but also of the evil kings of the earth. The Book of Parables uses the expression “Son of Man” for the eschatological protagonist, who is also called “Righteous One,” “Chosen One,” and “Messiah”, and his sitting on the throne of glory in the final judgment.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) does not consider 1 Enoch to be part of its standard canon, though it does believe that the original Book of Enoch was an inspired book. Their canonical Book of Moses has similarities to 1 Enoch, and is believed by the Church to contain extracts from “the ministry, teachings, and visions of Enoch”

Contents:

The Book of the Watchers

1-5. Parable of Enoch on the Future Lot of the Wicked and the Righteous.
6-11. The Fall of the Angels: the Demoralization of Mankind: the Intercession of the Angels on behalf of Mankind. The Dooms pronounced by God on the Angels of the Messianic Kingdom.
12-16. Dream-Vision of Enoch: his Intercession for Azazel and the fallen angels: and his Announcement of their first and final Doom.
17-36. Enoch’s Journeys through the Earth and Sheol:Enoch also traveled through a portal shaped as a triangle to heaven
17-19. The First Journey.
20. Names and Functions of the Seven Archangels.
21. Preliminary and final Place of Punishment of the fallen Angels (stars).
22. Sheol or the Underworld.
23. The fire that deals with the Luminaries of Heaven.
24-25. The Seven Mountains in the North-West and the Tree of Life.
26. Jerusalem and the Mountains, Ravines, and Streams.
27. The Purpose of the Accursed Valley.
28-33. Further Journey to the East.
34-35. Enoch’s Journey to the North.
36. The Journey to the South.

Book of Parables

XXXVIII–XLIV. The First Parable.

XXXVIII. The Coming Judgement of the Wicked.
XXXIX. The Abode of the Righteous and the Elect One: the Praises of the Blessed.
XL-XLI. 2. The Four Archangels.
XLI. 3–9. Astronomical Secrets.
XLII. The Dwelling-places of Wisdom and of Unrighteousness.
XLIII–XLIV. Astronomical Secrets.

XLV–LVII. The Second Parable.

XLV. The Lot of the Apostates: the New Heaven and the New Earth.
XLVI. The Ancient of Days and the Son of Man.
XLVII. The Prayer of the Righteous for Vengeance and their Joy at its coming.
XLVIII. The Fount of Righteousness: the Son of Man -the Stay of the Righteous: Judgement of the Kings and the Mighty.
XLIX. The Power and Wisdom of the Elect One.
L. The Glorification and Victory of the Righteous: the Repentance of the Gentiles.
LI. The Resurrection of the Dead, and the Separation by the Judge of the Righteous and the Wicked.
LII. The Six Metal Mountains and the Elect One.
LIII–LIV. The Valley of Judgement: the Angels of Punishment: the Communities of the Elect One.
LIV.7.–LV.2. Noachic Fragment on the first World Judgement.
LV.3.–LVI.4. Final Judgement of Azazel, the Watchers and their children.
LVI.5–8. Last Struggle of the Heathen Powers against Israel.
LVII. The Return from the Dispersion.

LVIII–LXXI. The Third Parable.

LVIII. The Blessedness of the Saints.
LIX. The Lights and the Thunder.
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LX. Quaking of the Heaven: Behemoth and Leviathan: the Elements.
LXI. Angels go off to measure Paradise: the Judgement of the Righteous by the Elect One: the Praise of the Elect One and of God.
LXII. Judgement of the Kings and the Mighty: Blessedness of the Righteous.
LXIII. The unavailing Repentance of the Kings and the Mighty.
LXIV. Vision of the Fallen Angels in the Place of Punishment.
LXV. Enoch foretells to Noah the Deluge and his own Preservation.
LXVI. The Angels of the Waters bidden to hold them in Check.
LXVII. God’s Promise to Noah: Places of Punishment of the Angels and of the Kings.
LXVIII. Michael and Raphael astonished at the Severity of the Judgement.
LXIX. The Names and Functions of the (fallen Angels and) Satans: the secret Oath.
LXX. The Final Translation of Enoch.
LXXI. Two earlier Visions of Enoch.

The Astronomical Book

LXXII. The Sun.
LXXIII. The Moon and its Phases.
LXXIV. The Lunar Year.
LXXVI. The Twelve Winds and their Portals.
LXXVII. The Four Quarters of the World: the Seven Mountains, the Seven Rivers, Seven Great Islands.
LXXVIII. The Sun and Moon: the Waxing and Waning of the Moon.
LXXIX–LXXX.1. Recapitulation of several of the Laws.
LXXX.2–8. Perversion of Nature and the heavenly Bodies due to the Sin of Men.
LXXXI. The Heavenly Tablets and the Mission of Enoch.
LXXXII. Charge given to Enoch: the four Intercalary days: the Stars which lead the Seasons and the Months.

The Dream Visions

LXXXIII–LXXXIV. First Dream-Vision on the Deluge. LXXXV–XC. Second Dream-Vision of Enoch: the History of the World to the Founding of the Messianic Kingdom.

LXXXVI. The Fall of the Angels and the Demoralization of Mankind.
LXXXVII. The Advent of the Seven Archangels.
LXXXVIII. The Punishment of the Fallen Angels by the Archangels.
LXXXIX.1–9. The Deluge and the Deliverance of Noah.
LXXXIX.10–27. From the Death of Noah to the Exodus.
LXXXIX.28–40. Israel in the Desert, the Giving of the Law, the Entrance into Canaan.
LXXXIX.41–50. From the Time of the Judges to the Building of the Temple.
LXXXIX.51–67. The Two Kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the Destruction of Jerusalem.
LXXXIX.68–71. First Period of the Angelic Rulers – from the Destruction of Jerusalem to the Return from Captivity.
LXXXIX.72–77. Second Period – from the Time of Cyrus to that of Alexander the Great.
XC.1–5. Third Period – from Alexander the Great to the Graeco-Syrian Domination.
XC.6–12. Fourth Period Graeco-Syrian Domination to the Maccabean Revolt (debated).
XC.13–19. The last Assault of the Gentiles on the Jews (where vv. 13–15 and 16–18 are doublets).
XC.20–27. Judgement of the Fallen Angels, the Shepherds, and the Apostates.
XC.28–42. The New Jerusalem, the Conversion of the surviving Gentiles, the Resurrection of the Righteous, the Messiah. Enoch awakes and weeps.

The Epistle of Enoch

XCII, XCI.1–10, 18–19. Enoch’s Book of Admonition for his Children.

XCI.1–10, 18–19. Enoch’s Admonition to his Children.
XCIII, XCI.12–17. The Apocalypse of Weeks.
XCI.12–17. The Last Three Weeks.
XCIV.1–5. Admonitions to the Righteous.
XCIV.6–11. Woes for the Sinners.
XCV. Enoch’s Grief: fresh Woes against the Sinners.
XCVI. Grounds of Hopefulness for the Righteous: Woes for the Wicked.
XCVII. The Evils in Store for Sinners and the Possessors of Unrighteous Wealth.
XCVIII. Self-indulgence of Sinners: Sin originated by Man: all Sin recorded in Heaven: Woes for the Sinners.
XCIX. Woes pronounced on the Godless, the Lawbreakers: evil Plight of Sinners in The Last Days: further Woes.
C. The Sinners destroy each other: Judgement of the Fallen Angels: the Safety of the Righteous: further Woes for the Sinners.
CI. Exhortation to the fear of God: all Nature fears Him but not the Sinners.
CII. Terrors of the Day of Judgement: the adverse Fortunes of the Righteous on the Earth.
CIII. Different Destinies of the Righteous and the Sinners: fresh Objections of the Sinners.
CIV. Assurances given to the Righteous: Admonitions to Sinners and the Falsifiers of the Words of Uprightness.
CV. God and the Messiah to dwell with Man.
CVI–CVII. (first appendix) Birth of Noah.
CVIII. (second appendix) Conclusion.

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John C Frémont

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John Charles Frémont or Fremont
(January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890)

1845 – expedition with Kit Carson to find source of Arkansas River
1846 – heads for California instead, provokes war, takes control of Bear Flag revolt, murders various people
1847 – proclaimed himself military Governor of California, resulting in court martial for mutiny and insubordination. (Presidential commutation.)
1849 – gold rush fortune
1850 – Elected one of first two CA senators
1856 – first presidential candidate of the new Republican party
1861 July 1 – put in command of Department of the West
1861 Aug 30 – emancipated Missouri (against Lincoln’s wishes)
1864 – runs as radical republican presidential candidate (against Lincoln)
1878 to 1881 – governor of AZ
1890 July 13 – dies destitute in NYC

“This caricature tries to link Frémont to other “strange” movements like temperance, feminists, socialism, free love, Catholicism and abolitionism.”

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Happy Bottom Riding Club

34.865, -117.966 (West of Edwards AFB, CA)

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The Happy Bottom Riding Club was a dude ranch, restaurant, and hotel operated by aviatrix Pancho Barnes near Edwards Air Force Base in the Antelope Valley of California’s Mojave Desert. Barnes and the club were both featured in Tom Wolfe’s 1979 book, The Right Stuff, and the 1983 film adaptation.

Also known as the Rancho Oro Verde Fly-Inn Dude Ranch, the establishment was a favored hangout for both test pilots and the Hollywood elite during the 1940s, boasting over 9,000 members worldwide at the height of its popularity. When the United States Air Force intended to buy the club via eminent domain in order to extend their runways, a long and contentious series of lawsuits ensued. Barnes eventually won the lawsuits, but after the club was destroyed by fire in the 1950s, her plans to re-open in a nearby location never came to fruition.

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Albert Nozaki

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(January 1, 1912 – November 16, 2003)

An art director who worked on various films for Paramount Pictures. He is perhaps best known for his design of the alien ships from the 1953 film The War of the Worlds.

Born in Japan, he immigrated to America with his parents when he was 3. He became a U.S. citizen in 1954.

From 1938, Nozaki lived in Echo Park, California.

Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Nozaki was abruptly fired from Paramount. In the spring of 1942, he and his wife, Lorna, were sent to Manzanar internment camp. He was allowed to leave in 1943, after signing a loyalty oath. Nozaki worked as an industrial designer in Chicago until returning to Paramount after the war.

In an Art Directors Guild Film Society interview in 2000, Nozuki said that the organic shape of the alien ships came to him in July 1951 on a Sunday afternoon at home: “the shape of a sea creature flashed across my mind.”

In an interview with the Wanderling, Nozuki said he based some of the design of the craft — such as their downward-curved wings and overall ominous feeling — on a huge silent object that flew directly over him during the Battle of Los Angeles, in the early morning of Feb 25 1942.

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Frank Scully

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Francis Joseph Xavier Scully
(28 April 1892 – 23 June 1964)

Dana Scully from The X-Files television series is named after him.

Knight of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great (1956)

Author of Behind the Flying Saucers (1950)

In October and November 1949, Scully published two columns in Variety, claiming that dead extraterrestrial beings were recovered from a flying saucer crash, based on what he said was reported to him by a scientist involved. His 1950 book Behind the Flying Saucers expanded on the theme, adding that there had been two such incidents in Arizona and one in New Mexico, a 1948 incident that involved a saucer that was nearly 100 feet (30 m) in diameter.

In 1952 and 1956, True magazine published articles by San Francisco Chronicle reporter John Philip Cahn that exposed Newton and “Dr. Gee” (identified as Leo A. GeBauer) as oil con artists.

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Clair George

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Clair Elroy George (August 3, 1930 – August 11, 2011)

One of the CIA’s earliest recruits. He specialized in turning agents to spy on their own countries for the United States.

George served as the CIA’s station chief in Beirut when civil war erupted there in 1975.

Deputy director for operations (DDO) of the Central Intelligence Agency from July 1984 through December 1987. In this role, he was directly responsible for the clandestine operations which shipped weapons to Iran and Nicaragua’s death squads.

He was convicted of lying to a congressional committee about Iran-Contra in 1987. President Bush, the current president’s father, himself a former CIA chief, had pardoned Clair George on Christmas Eve 1992.

Dirty tricks operative for Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey Circuses

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Edgar Mitchell

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Sixth person on the Moon.

Buzz Aldrin described a psychic communication experiment that Mitchell conducted during the Apollo 14 flight, wherein Mitchell attempted to transmit information to an observer on the ground. Aldrin stated that the experiment was a complete failure.

In 2004 he told the St. Petersburg Times that a “cabal of insiders” in the U.S. government were studying recovered alien bodies, and that this group had stopped briefing U.S. Presidents after John F. Kennedy.[12] He said, “We all know that UFOs are real; now the question is where they come from.”

On July 23, 2008 Edgar Mitchell was interviewed on Kerrang Radio by Nick Margerrison. Mitchell claimed the Roswell crash was real and that aliens have contacted humans several times, but that governments have hidden the truth for 60 years, stating: “I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we’ve been visited on this planet, and the UFO phenomenon is real.” In reply, a spokesman for NASA stated: “NASA does not track UFOs. NASA is not involved in any sort of cover up about alien life on this planet or anywhere in the universe. Dr Mitchell is a great American, but we do not share his opinions on this issue.”

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Edwards Air Force Base

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Located approximately 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Lancaster, California next to next to Rogers Dry Lake, which acts as a natural extension to the runways, and which has the largest compass rose in the world.

Location of Chuck Yeager’s flight that broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, the flights of America’s first jet (the Bell XP-59A Airacomet), and the first landings of the Space Shuttle.

A water stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad since 1876, the site was largely unsettled until the early 20th century. In 1910, Ralph, Clifford and Effie Corum built a homestead on the edge of Rogers Lake. They named it “Muroc,” a reversal of the name “Corum” (because there was already a town named Corum).

Lieutenant Colonel Henry H. “Hap” Arnold began the process of acquiring land next to the Rogers dry lake for a new bombing range away from population areas in August 1932, initially referred to as “Mohave Field,” became Muroc Field. When Arnold became Chief of the Air Corps in 1938, the service was given a renewed focus on Research and Development.

Pancho Barnes, built her renowned Rancho Oro Verde Fly-Inn Dude Ranch that would be the scene of many parties and celebrations to come. The dry lake was a hive of hot rodding, with racing on the dry lakes. The runway that the Space Shuttle landed on follows the route that hosted racing in the 1930s

In the spring of 1942, however, the immense volume of flight test already being conducted at Wright Field, in Ohio, was one of the factors driving a search for a new site where a “Top Secret” airplane could undergo tests.

In October 1944, a small detachment arrived at the base for experimental work in rocket firing and achieved much success.

As an Air Foce Base, Muroc Army Air Field was named in honor of Captain Glen Walter Edwards (1918-1948) who flew 50 missions in North Africa during World War II. He became a test pilot in 1943 and spent much of his time at Muroc Army Air Field, testing experimental prototype aircraft. He died in the crash of a Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing near Muroc on 5 June 1948.

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The crash killed the pilot, Major Daniel Forbes (for whom Forbes Air Force Base was named), Captain Edwards, co-pilot (after whom Edwards Air Force Base is named), and three other crew members, one of whom, Lt. Edward Lee Swindell was a crew member on the Boeing B-29 that assisted Chuck Yeager in breaking the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 aircraft.

The 1953 film, War of the Worlds incorporates Northrop color footage of a YB-49 test flight, originally used in Paramount’s Popular Science theatrical shorts of the era — the Flying Wing is used to drop an atomic bomb on the invading Martians. (was Captain Edwards flying the YB-49 in this footage?)

Air Force Rocket Research Laboratory

This facility traces its roots to early Army Air Corps activities.
For more than half a century, the facility and its personnel, teamed together with government and industrial partners, have provided the United States with rocket propulsion that fits the needs of the nation and anticipates the future of propulsion technology. The Edwards Research Site, sometimes called ‘The Rock’, or simply ‘The Lab’ by those who work there, is part of the AFRL Propulsion Directorate, which is headquartered at the Wright Research Site, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Jacques Bergier

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(Odessa, August 8, 1912 – November 23, 1978, Paris)
born: Yakov Mikhailovich Berger

Co-author of Le Matin des Magiciens which was published in France in 1960. Neo-surrealistic modern European history focusing on the occult and secret societies on politics. And also connects alchemy with nuclear physics. Translated into English by Rollo May in 1963 under the title The Dawn of Magic. It first appeared in the USA in paperback form in 1968 as The Morning of the Magicians.

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House of the Temple

Officially: Home of The Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

The full name of the Supreme Council is: The Supreme Council (Mother Council of the World) of the Inspectors General Knights Commander of the House of the Temple of Solomon of the Thirty-third degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America.

The House of the Temple appears in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). About one hour into the movie, the extraterrestrial Klaatu causes all electricity on earth to cease. A Washington, D.C., motorcycle cop appears on the corner of 16th and S streets, N.W., vainly trying to start the engine, with the House of the Temple prominently in the background.

The building is the setting for several key scenes in the novel The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.

Hollow Earth

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Old mythologies and modern pseudo-science which describe a global network of tunnels, underground cities, or even an entire inner world lit by a hidden sun in the core of the globe.

The earliest versions involve demon-creatures controlled by an evil god, poking humans with torture sticks in an infernal pit. The most recent versions involve alien-creatures controlled by an evil government poking humans with torture sticks in an infernal pit.

Proponents of various versions of a hollow earth:

  • John Cleves Symmes
  • Athanasius Kircher
  • Edmond Halley
  • Richard Shaver
  • Ray Palmer
  • David Icke

Fictionalizations (???) by:

  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Jules Verne
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Shavertron Illustration by Max Fyfield

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US Government “Underground” Facilities and Tunnels (TAL, 1990)

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Nathan Twining

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Nathan Farragut Twining
(October 11, 1897 – March 29, 1982)

He was Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force from 1953 until 1957, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1957 to 1960.

His mother was Frances Staver Twining, author of Bird-Watching in the West.

On September 23, 1947, authored a memo (“The Twining Memo”) in which he described flying disk phenomena as “real and not visionary or fictitious.”

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