Monday, April 17, 2017

Top 25 Twilight Language Theorists: 2017


The last sometimes comes first.


In 2012, the initial edition of this list was published on April 17th. It seems appropriate that on this fifth anniversary, a revised and updated list be published based on the last half-decade of activities of certain individuals and the forgotten achievements of others.


"Synchromysticism: The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance." ~ Jake Kotze, The Brave New World Order, August 18, 2006.

The Living

Who are the top theorists doing "twilight language" research, contributions, or writings? Who has done this work in the neglected recent past? Here is my list. They are given alphabetically by their last names, so as not to show any preference or ranking.



(1) Joe Alexander, filmmaker Back to the Future Predicts 9/11 (released on YouTube on July 27, 2015, and viewed over 3 million times). Alexander was named the "Synchromystic Of The Year 2016."




(2) Rodney Ascher, filmmaker, director of 2012's Room 237, and 2015's Nightmare.





(3) 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. 





(4) Jim Brandon, author of 1978's Weird America and 1983's The Rebirth of Pan: Hidden Faces of the American Earth Spirit.



(5) Loren Coleman, author of 1987's Suicide Clusters2004's The Copycat Effect, and the writer of this Twilight Language blog. Name Game, Fayette Factor, and deeper meanings behind geographic and proper monikers go back to 1970s. (To exclude myself seemed beyond modesty.)



(6) Joan d'Arc, co-founder/co-publisher of Paranoia: The Conspiracy Reader, editor of 1996's Paranoid Women Collect Their Thoughts, The Conspiracy Reader, and The New Conspiracy Reader.



(7) Alex Fulton, creator of Cryptokubrology on Twitter and mastermind (in association with Shawn Montgomery) behind various cryptokubrology contributions on YouTube and Facebook. See inspirational site here.




(8) 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. He hosts The Early Discordians on Facebook.




(9) Alan Green, the creator of Sync Quick News, the organizer of the Olympic Sync Summit, and the publisher of 2011's The Sync Book, 2012's The Sync Book 2, and the unpublished Suicide Kings. Alan Green was named the "Synchromystic Of The Year 2014."





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



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




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



(13) Paul Kimball, author of 2012's The Other Side of Truth. Filmmaker, Stanton T. Friedman Is Real; Best Evidence; Denise Djokic: Seven Days Seven Nights, Synchronicity, and Fields of Fear; Eternal Kiss, and Damnation. 




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





(15) Will Morgan, one of the original members of The Sync Whole group, a contributor to The Sync Books and the Olympic Sync Summit, and a co-host creator of 42 Minutes. "Synchromystic Of The Year 2015" was Will Morgan. 




(16) 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 Rapture2000's Apocalypse Culture II; and coauthor of 2012's Ritual America.




(17) Theo Paijmans, co-author (with John Keel) of 1998's Free Energy Pioneer: John Worrell Keely and 2008's The VRIL Society


(18) Kenn Thomas, publisher/editor of Steamshovel Press; editor of Popular Alienation; 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.












(20) Jacques Vallee, author of Passport to Magonia, Invisible College, Messengers of Deception, as well as his trilogy, Dimensions, Confrontations, and Revelations - and other books.



The Departed

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



(21) 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."




(22) 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.




(23) 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 Trilogy1977-1995's Cosmic Trigger Trilogy, and other works.


 

(24) 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. Anomalist Books republished John Keel's books in recent years, and more information and links can be found here, here, and here.




(25) Mac Tonnies (August 20, 1975-October 22, 2009), author of 2004's After the Martian Apocalypse, and 2010's The Cryptoterrestrials, published after his sudden death at 34. Writer of the Posthuman Blues blog. Co-author with Paul Kimball of 2007's Doing Time. Kimball and Greg Bishop have been involved with the publishing of the collected writings of Tonnies. 

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Special note: Some theorists and researchers shall remain unnamed and invisible from this list due to the low profile they wish to keep. I use names. Some may have escaped my in-depth attention (e.g. David Plate & his Jack of Hearts; Group name for Grapejuice), but I shall remedy such oversights in the next decade's editions. My sincere thanks to the anonymous and all those above who have freely exchanged intellectual ideas and data in this growing field. There are more works coming from those slipping into sychromysticism, who will be on future lists. 

One observation is that five years ago, people were happy to see this list. There's a minority reaction this year from a few who say it has no credibility because someone they favor or know was left off. Besides that reaction merely reflecting the larger nature of the realm of the sync world, it also tells me that more people may wish to create their own list, with backgrounds and links, of favorites to share.

6 comments:

A New Day said...

What a great list! There's a few new to me, can't wait to investigate.

Greg said...

Thank you for including me. Honored!

HIstoria Discordia said...

Hail Eris! All Hail Discordia!

Murray Chotiner said...

Thanks so much for the list. It reminded me of all the books that warped my brain.
PS - I would add Chuck Shepherd and Roland Sweet - modern day Charles Forts.

cursichella said...

Absent from this list is THE ultimate must-read book on occult-driven synchronicity, my personal favorite, THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK IN THE WORLD: 9/11 As Mass Ritual by S.K. Bain, Sept 2012. But don't take my word for it:

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell devoted an entire chapter to Bain's book in his own book, Hidden Finance, Rogue Networks, and Secret Sorcery: The Fascist International, 9/11, and Penetrated Operations, May 2016 (another book that I highly recommend...)

Author Peter Levenda wrote the Prologue...

theo paijmans said...

Damn! Somebody leaked the membership rolls of the Sacred Order of the Crypto Conspiracy Cultus!

Seriously now, I am honoured being included with some of the finest minds and most original thinkers in forteana.

In regards to a couple of other authors who deserves to be in this list for their sheer audacity and wit - even if often erroneous, Jacques Bergier and William Bramley.

Best regards,

Theo