An open letter to Apprentices, long term acquaintances and other people of interest
I have always surrounded myself with people I esteem and trust. The closeness, of course, is not necessarily physical or temporal.
I am cognizant of what manner others have assisted me, both personally and professionally. Clearly, five hundred plus web pages can neither be the result of demonic possession (as a certain person has speculated) , nor of my originality, my individual creativity and personal insights. The website will endure, perhaps for all time, and I have little doubt we will refer to it repeatedly. While one may needlessly speculate on the extent of the website if it were started earlier, all of my prior efforts have been listed in the Curriculum Vitae for works no longer extant and I have included descriptions to guide the once and future Gentle Researcher.
People have come into and leave my life as chance and fortune would allow. Of all the people I've met, I remember the first time I've met three people. The situations were similar: they were approaching me and I would later learn they were either a Gemini or Gemini influenced; for what it is worth. I have always been of the mindset that if individuals want to be associated with me or not, that is their decision. I realize that circumstances change, and people's motivations change, but we do not change. When I was younger, I never thought that I needed to be around people and this behavior can best be explained by my modus operandi of vicarious living.
Although I was researching and writing before 2004, I really did not become productive , in sheer volume, until the fall of 2004. I attribute this to a variety of factors, foremost, stress, due to my financial situation which never improved or reached the level of security of the 1990's. I also realize that I have suffered, to varying degrees, from depression since University. For one who is enamored of titles, generally, and academic titles, specifically, Doctor was the most coveted. I do not recall how I stumbled upon Fomenko, but that discovery led me to Edwin Johnson, Hardouin and the clarification and shorting of history, through the OED and art history. Religious paintings amply demonstrate as coins did to Hardouin, that events were not as we are told. In retrospect, I might have become “bored” with the Occult proper, but with the new chronology, I was able to explore history, language and art in new and unorthodox manners.
I was always reluctant to delve into philosophy and never wanted to read or reflect upon it, but from Drury to Leo Strauss to Fred ( that consummate commenter on Christianity), I learned a lot, or as Plato would lie, I remembered. Nor did I desire to read Atlas Shrugged, I don't read fiction, although I would read it four additional times. I am not certain in what manner Apprentice Tyler found these writers, but I will allow that he is tenacious in his research, although his writing leaves much to be improved. I doubt if I could have appreciated philosophy without esoteric writing, otherwise I would have found philosophy writings tedious, but to reason and think and search for meanings and ideas that most people would overlook in the text and not understand, now that is enjoyable. From what I was able to discern, Apprentice Tyler was attempting to understand why the present situation is the way it is, and not, I presume, the way he thinks that it should ideally be, both economically and socially. I was always reluctant to be the other half of the book of the moment club. However, when I considered my circumstances in toto, I wasn't in a position to decline his reasonable request on my time. And, almost to disprove Saint Paul that good can come from evil, I understood the books in my way, while Apprentice Tyler understands them in only God knows what manner. However his unorthodox thinking, insights and conclusions did present ample opportunities for commentary.
We are fairly certain that our oeuvre, when considered as a whole, will prove the impetus for further research, a link in chain. As a scientist and a Capricorn, I wanted to write clearly and reference everything, as an esoteric and Occult writer I wanted to obscure some concepts to create co-conspirators, who will be forced into their own research. I would like to think that if I wasn't always successful with both methods, at least I did not fail with both. My first excursion in the OED brought forth surprising results and this was due to the fact that it was a physical copy form the 1960's The online Oxford English Dictionary was a Xmas gift that keeps on giving, even if it was not consistent in providing complete or satisfactory answers. Something draws us to words and languages and I'm not certain why that is. I speculate that is the written word and this can be explained by Mercury in Capricorn, no recourse to demons is necessary.
It has been said that behind every great man is a woman and behind her is his wife. We suppose that behind every Great Occultist is curiosity and beyond that are Apprentices, long term acquaintances and friends from whom ideas can be borrowed.