“In the closing years of the 20th century and the opening
years of the 21st, I happened, by a fruitful combination of curiosity,
open-mindedness, instinct, perseverance, and luck, to gain knowledge
of a great secret – the so-called ‘Secret of secrets’ – that
was cherished by the sages of old as the key to the Mystery of
Existence, and transmitted through time by means of myth, allegory,
cryptic writing, art, architecture, symbol, and oral initiatory
traditions, for the benefit of those few who still had ‘eyes
to see’ and ‘ears to hear’.
Armed with this sacred
knowledge, I have invested my time carefully – driving
back the fog of confusion which swirls around the man-made mysteries
of our planet, while simultaneously contemplating the Original
Mystery by testing the Idea of the ancient sages against my own
observations of life, death, and human existence. The former quest,
for man-made truth, is one that I share openly in my books, where
I offer each individual reader the Knowledge through which he,
or she, can become Homo religiosus sapiens – ‘the man
who is wise in his religion’. The latter quest, for Original
Truth, remains personal and private, as it ought to be; but in
my fourth book I drop some hints for those who would follow my
path of enlightenment, which is best described as esoteric Platonism.
the ‘Secret of secrets’ – otherwise known
as ‘the Holy Grail’ – relates to the true identity
of God and the gods, and has a virtual nuclear ability to blow
apart preconceived beliefs on this subject. The typical reaction
of a person, on hearing the Secret, is to explode in disbelief
and indignation, and to curse, mock and abuse it. If the recipient
of the Idea could nail it to a cross and put it to death, that’s
exactly what he would do.
Since I discovered the Knowledge and began
to divulge it in my writings and lectures, I have been criticised,
misrepresented, excluded, and generally treated as ‘persona
non grata’, not only by the guardians of the establishment
view but also, disturbingly, by the alternative community (as it
exists in the form of writers’ circles, magazines, radio
shows, and the conference circuit).
I can well understand now why
the sages of yore sealed their lips and spoke not of the Great
Mystery within earshot of the pious
but ignorant populace.
So complete is my isolation from the alternative
community (not to mention the mainstream) that I have little left
to lose by exposing
it for the absolute sham that it is.
Firstly, I deplore the way
alternative writers abuse ancient myth to support their own pet
theories, usually involving a rewrite
of history. Myth is not history. Myth is myth. It is a poetic rendition
of the most glorious concept imaginable to the ancient mind – the
creation of the Universe, of life, and of mankind. When a modern
writer turns ancient myth into history, he destroys the vital magic
of the original message and pulls a veil over the eyes of his readers.
I deplore the small-mindedness that is exhibited by the self-appointed
leaders of the alternative community. They just
can’t bear to contemplate the possibility that their own
pet theories might be subsumed by a greater theory. In order to
protect their own little pieces of truth, they cast the higher
truth in a negative light or even prevent their followers, or members,
from hearing about it. What they are actually protecting is their
Thirdly, I deplore the double standards at work in the
alternative community. Its leading characters love to criticise
its dogmatism, but then they display an equally closed-minded attitude
to alternative viewpoints from within their own ranks.
I deplore the fact that alternative writers, by and large, fail
to question their own theories or admit their mistakes. It
is the nature of the business that virtually every writer will,
at some time or other in his career, advocate an idea that is subsequently
falsified, either in whole or in part. Why not come clean in the
interests of truth? But some leading names have used the black
arts of obfuscation, spin, and deception to avoid admitting the
full extent of their mistakes and the full damage to their theories.
It’s an ego thing again.
Fifthly, I deplore the conspiracy
of silence that exists among alternative writers. It is an unwritten
rule, it would seem, that
one author should not criticise the ideas of another. How then
are we ever to make progress in establishing the merits of our
theories? As I see it, many of my fellow-writers are not particularly
interested in pursuing the truth; they merely wish to entertain
their readers, gratify their own egos, and make bags of money.
And the best way to succeed in this aim, I hate to say, is to tell
the readers what they want to hear. Many writers are thus Sophists,
whose only talents lie in telling a fine story.
Of course, it’s
not all bad. There are some good guys out there. And you might
well argue, with some justification, that
the problems are far worse in mainstream academia. But the problem
is that we assume the alternative community to have a moral and
intellectual superiority, and we rely on it to eventually trounce
the mainstream. Well, the way things stand, it doesn’t and
it won’t; and it never will as long as its heart is infected
by egotism, jealousy, pride, dogmatism, defeatism, and lies.
is to be done? In this website, I offer a new way forward, based
on a true and authentic knowledge of ancient myth. My aim – and
it is an ambitious one – is to lay the groundwork for an
eventual unification of all the world’s religions by demonstrating
that they all reflect the same esoteric myth, and that God is but
a personification of that myth. Therefore, all Gods are One God;
and the myth understood is God comprehended.
Of course, it may take
a hundred years or more to bring about this unification of the
world’s religions, but every great plan
needs a beginning. And this is it.
So, tour the website. Discover
the truth about myth and religion. See how the creation myth was
made manifest in Plato’s story
of Atlantis. And see how the creation myth was enshrined in the
Great Pyramid of Giza.
Buy my books and support my research. (I
would give them away if I could afford it, but we all need to live,
and I do so modestly;
my books are aimed at the few, not at the masses.)
Lobby the alternative
community – writers, magazine editors,
book reviewers, radio show hosts, and conference organisers. Persuade
them to put their egos aside, to pursue the truth, to put theories
to the test, and to expose the lies.
Join my War on Ignorance. Together
we can make a difference.
Alan F. Alford