Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Top Twenty Twilight Language Theorists

Top Twenty Twilight Language Theorists

The Living

Who are the top theorists presently doing "twilight language" research? Here is my list. They are given alphabetically by their first names, so as not to show any preference or ranking.

(1) Adam Gorightly, author of 2003's The Prankster and the Conspiracy: The Story of Kerry Thornley and How He Met Oswald and Inspired the Counterculture, and 2008's James Shelby Downard's Mystical War.

(2) Adam Parfrey, publisher at Amok Press & Feral House; editor/author of numerous works, including 1988's The Manson File, 1990's Apocalypse Culture1995's Cult Rapture, 2000's Apocalypse Culture II; and coauthor of 2012's Ritual America.

(3) Andrew W. Griffin, creator of Red Dirt Report.

(4) Christopher Knowles, creator of The Secret Sun.

(5) Craig Heimbichner, author of 2005's Blood on the Altar, coauthor of 2012's Ritual America.

(6) Greg Bishop, author of 2000's Wake Up Down There! Excluded Middle Anthology, 2005's Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth, and other works.

(7) Henrik Palmgren, creator of Red Ice Radio. 

(9) Kenn Thomas, publisher of Steamshovel Press; coauthor of 1996's The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro and 1999's Inside the Gemstone File; author of 1996's NASA, Nazis & JFK, 1997's Mind Control, Oswald & JFK, 1999's Maury Island UFO: The Crisman Conspiracy, and many other books.

(10) Loren Coleman, author of 1987's Suicide Clusters and 2004's The Copycat Effect, and the creator of this Twilight Language blog. (To exclude myself seemed beyond modesty.)

(11) Michael Anthony Hoffman II, author of 2001's Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare; and editor of various works by James Shelby Downard.

(12) Robert Schneck, author of 2005's The President's Vampire.

(13) SMiles Lewis, creator of Anomaly Archives and Anomaly Television.

(14) Theo Paijmans, author of 2004's Free Energy Pioneer and 2008's The VRIL Society.

(15) Tim Binnall, creator of Binnall of America.

(16) Todd Campbell, creator of Through the Looking Glass.

The Departed

Some significant theorists have passed away, so with a historical ranking by death date, here they are:

(17) James Shelby Downard (March 13, 1913 – March 16, 1998), author of 2006's The Carnivals of Life and Death, and essays, including King-Kill/33: Masonic Symbolism in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy” and “Sorcery, Sex, Assassination."

(18) Jim Keith (September 21, 1949 – September 7, 1999), author of 1992's Gemstone File, 1993's Secret and Suppressed, 1994's Black Helicopters over America, 1995's Saucers of the Illuminati, 1996's The Octopus, 1996's Okbomb! Conspiracy and Coverup, and other works.

(19) Robert Anton Wilson (January 18, 1932 – January 11, 2007), coauthor of 1975's The Illuminatus! Trilogy; author of 1973's The Sex Magicians, 1979-1981's Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy, 1977-1995's Cosmic Trigger Trilogy, and other works.


(20) John A. Keel (March 25, 1930 – July 3, 2009), author of 1957's Jadoo, 1970's UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse, 1971's Our Haunted Planet, 1975's The Mothman Prophecies, 1975's The Eighth Tower, and other works.

Special note: Some theorists and researchers shall remain unnamed and invisible from this list due to the low profile they wish to keep.  My sincere thanks to them and all those above who have freely exchanged intellectual ideas and data in this field.


Delorus said...

I can't resist honoring a couple of Kents, both also departed- Kent Steadman of Cyberorbit and Kent Bentkowski of the Kentroversy tapes. I still miss both of their sites very much.
Thanks for the interesting list- some of my favorites are on there as well, plus some new ones.

Red Pill Junkie said...

Ditto on Kentroversy. I don't agree with most of his conclusions, but his opinion was worth considering.

Tristan Eldritch said...

Great list, but where's Vallee?

Jason said...

If you have any contact with Jim Brandon, do you have any knowledge as to why he does not reprint his books? Is it a financial issue? "Weird America" is terrific, and I'd like to obtain copies of his books ("Rebirth of Pan" for one), but they're anywhere from $200-$400 right now.

Also, doesn't he have the James Shelby Downard "Sirius Rising" tapes (As per "JSD's Mystical War")? Any plans to move forward with releasing those?

Anonymous said...

I second the desire, expressed above, to see "The Rebirth of Pan" republished.

Also, I don't think Paijmans' Vril book ever saw the light of day. I'm still waiting for it, but have gotten the impression that it may be a long wait.

alanborky said...

Loren my brain's definitely on the fritz.

I was wondering what this African sounding Jim Keith book OKIBOMBI was about - then as I worked my way back through the list I saw it was OKBOMB!

If you contract TWILIGHT you get TWIT - I think that says it all!

NickJones said...

Count me as one for a reprint of Weird America - I very much doubt that I can get the hundreds of dollars from my sister, who left my copy in her open-windowed car to get rained on.