LUCK, RISKS AND FREEDOM – Graham Hancock’s journey to being a successful, world-renowned author

Thank you, Graham, for sharing a small piece of your journey.

BTW, there’s probably a book in this journey of yours, though you’re probably too self-deprecating to write it.

 

A young man recently wrote to me as follows: “I’m 21 years of age and now that I know better, I realise that I can’t live the same way as everybody else. Is there any advice you could give me on how to get by and how to make a living whilst promoting the cause? (Without supporting the corruption?) How did you/do you do it? Do you think I should write a book? How did you make your money at the start/start your career? Do you have any contacts to recommend? I want to offer what I have to the world and be able to live securely whilst doing that. I have no idea how to go about it, though.”

Here’s my reply, which I hope may be of interest to others with similar questions:

Well done on being such a wide awake character so young! It’s good that you know who you are and where you want to go. As to how to get there, I’m afraid there are no easy answers. You just have to follow your path and hope for the best. Making a living out of following your path is very hit-and-miss and there is no sure-fire formula on how to do it. Sometimes you get lucky; sometimes you don’t. I’ve always winged it and lived a very financially edgy life for many years. In 1975 at age 25 I managed to persuade the Leverhulme Foundation to give me a research grant to go and live in Somalia for a year (ostensibly to study the effects of the writing of the Somali language — unwritten until 1972 — on journalism there). It was a pittance. I and my first wife, who I’d met in London but happened to be Somali — lived on next to nothing, but somehow we got by. I did sell a few articles on Somalia to magazines while I was there so when we came back in 1976 I had some cred as an “Africa journalist” and got a job with New Internationalist Magazine as one of their co-editors. While working full-time for magazines, which I did until 1979 when I was 29, I always hussled to write freelance pieces on the side, drawing on my strengths (for example I covered the Ogaden war between Somalia and Ethiopia for the Sunday Times in 1977 during a month’s unpaid leave of absence from New Internationalist). In late 1979 I went freelance completely and in ’81 the Economist appointed me as their stringer (“East Africa Correspondent”) based out of Nairobi. The only guaranteed income from the Economist was a £50 per month retainer but I got paid for each story I succeeded in placing in the magazine. On top of that I did whatever freelance work I could. I also wrote my first book, “Journey Through Pakistan”, published in ’82 — a project with my great friend the photographer Mohamed Amin who unfortunately was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines hijack in ’96.

So to cut a long story short I supported myself with various freelance writing, editing and publishing activities throughout the 1980′s (returned to London from Kenya in 1983). It was often very lean, and I kept getting deeper and deeper into debt, sometimes hardly able to make it from one month to the next, always threatened by banks and maxed out credit cards, etc. But I was building my track record as an author with a series of books mainly on current affairs and travel related issues, so that each time it got easier to extract a (usually very small) advance from publishers for the next book. I had begun to follow the story of what would be my first bestseller — “The Sign and the Seal” — when I was visiting Ethiopia as a journalist in 82/83 but it took a long time before I knew there was a book in it and the contract was signed with various publishers in 1989. It was the first time I got paid anything like a decent sum of money to write a book, but the research costs were huge and when “The Sign and The Seal” was published in ’92 (reaching No 6 on the Sunday Times non-fiction bestseller list) it didn’t recoup what I had spent on it and I fell even deeper into debt. I remember being totally depressed for most of the next year by continuous financial hassles, unable to open the latest threatening letter from banks, credit cards etc, but I was by then working on “Fingerprints of the Gods”. Again there was a healthy advance from publishers but not enough to live on for three years and pay all the huge research and travel costs so somehow I managed to borrow more money from the bank, remortgaged my house thrice, and maxed out on more credit cards. I was, by this time, seriously, cripplingly in debt and on the verge of bankruptcy. But miracle of miracles when “Fingerprints” was published in 1995 (by which time I was 45 years old) it became an instant bestseller in many counties (something I hadn’t counted on or expected in any way) and eventually cleared all my massive debts.

So I was lucky. I followed my heart, I took risks and eventually I wrote a book that compensated those risks and finally put me in a place where I didn’t need to explain myself to bankers and other creditors and could live a blessed free and adventurous life with some financial security as well. But the price I paid for living a free life before that was pretty much 20 years of continuous financial stress and insecurity!

I would always advise follow your heart, take the financial risks, work incredibly hard all the time and trust in the universe to look after you in the end, but there are no guarantees and sometimes the risks don’t pay off. That is the nature of the game. We do all have to make a living, keep a roof over our heads, have clothes to wear, and if we’re adventurous we want to — need to! — travel and explore. So you have to find a way, I would suggest through your writing, to support yourself at least minimally while you follow your dream. The bad bargain most people make is that they don’t follow their dream and focus totally on financial security and that leads to great dissatisfaction and frustration. On the other hand being constantly in debt and struggling is also dissatisfying and frustrating! As I say there are no easy answers.

Wishing you luck and joy on your path.

The Rockefeller Drug Empire

Eustace Mullins provides a brief introduction to how John D Rockefeller drove the takeover of the Allopathic medical model in the United States and subsequently the world – for profit.

The Canadian Genocide: Tens of Thousands of CHILDREN Killed by the CHURCH

It is important that this premeditated murder and in some cases torture and sacrifice of native Canadian children be known to the world.

It is also important that the world begin to acknowledge that genocide by the major Christian religions and those working with them has been practised against perhaps all indigenous populations across the planet, and in some cases continues to this day.

Celebrate the anniversary of the insurance scam sinking of the Olympic (not the Titanic)

Apart from being the 90th birthday of Sir Neville Marriner, today (April 15th) also marks the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Except it wasn’t the Titanic, it was its sister ship the Olympic, intentionally sunk in an insurance scam. This video tells the story, as does this one from a different perspective.

And JP Morgan was once more in the thick of it – the same JP Morgan who shut down Nikola Tesla and condemned us to 100 years of fossil fuel consumption we didn’t need to go through (of course the global warming scam is OUR fault…).

I share this with you because it illustrates that the hoodwinking of humanity is not a new phenomenon. In fact, it’s been going on for centuries if not millennia. However, it’s been an art form for the last 100+ years. When you consider how much has been written about the sinking of the Titanic and of course the movies, how could it possibly not be true? Because that is how the game is played – and most of us keep falling for it most of the time.

So take a moment to celebrate the sinking of the Olympic in an insurance scam that went wrong. The passengers were not meant to die. They screwed that part up.

Again, don’t expect to hear about this in the mainstream media anytime soon.

Update on the Criminal Trial of the Pope Begun April 7, 2014

Thank you, Molly.

The common law trial in absentia of the three top officials of the Vatican and the Church of England – Jorge Bergoglio, Adolfo Pachon and Justin Welby – began last Monday, April 7 with the opening arguments of the Citizen Prosecutor. The Court convened in closed session under tight security, presided by five Magistrates and a complete Court room staff, along with twenty seven sworn Jury members.

The Prosecutor has spent the past three days presenting affidavits or videotaped statements from sixteen (16) witnesses from Canada, the United States of America, England and Holland. These witnesses’ statements and evidence address the complicity of the Defendants or their agents in the sexual and financial trafficking and the ritual rape, torture and murder of children in these countries.

I watch this with interest. One of several windows opening into this hidden world of sexual abuse, child sacrifice and related activities at highest levels of power and control in our world.

“Freedom of the Press” and “The Shield Law”: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

This article discusses how A Shield Law is a law which “provides statutory protection for the ‘reporters’ privilege” is in fact doing the exact opposite when it comes to the fine print. How often this is done.

In this case, I quote the following:

While overall it may seem like a good bill, there are a number of problems with this Shield Law, officially known as the Free Flow of Information Act of 2013. For starters, this law would “allow the government to seize reporters’ records without notifying them for 45 days – a period of time that could be renewed by a judge 45 additional days – if investigators convince a judge pre-notification ‘would pose a clear and substantial threat to the integrity of a criminal investigation.’”[4] This power of seizing records without notifying reporters was used most recently in regards to the Associated Press, when the federal government seized their phone records in May of last year, with the government only saying that “they were needed for investigation of an unspecified criminal matter.”[5] Oh yes! What transparency and accountability! Infringing upon the First Amendment rights of reporters and then only giving what is essentially a BS, purposefully vague explanation.

In addition to this, the government can force journalists to give up information in the name of national security.[6] This is quite worrying as the US government has time and time again been involved in operations of entrapment.[7,8] Due to this, they could potentially have a scenario where they create a case of entrapment, label it terrorism, and then force all journalists to give up information on any and all sources as well as seize their records under the guise of national security.

Yet in this current bill, not only can the government continue to engage in the above behavior, but they are also defining who is and who is not a journalist. Initially, the bill defined a journalist as “a person who has a ‘primary intent to investigate events and procure material’ in order to inform the public by regularly gathering information through interviews and observations” and added the stipulation that “The person also must intend to report on the news at the start of obtaining any protected information and must plan to publish that news.”[9] This seems to be rather fine as it would include mainstream and independent journalists. However, the situation became problematic when in September 2013, an amendment to the bill was proposed that- let’s just say- ‘more clearly’ defined who and who was not a journalist.

This is where the real implementation is and severely undermines current journalistic freedom and practice. Beware the old National Security catch-all. The sins of the rich and powerful are hidden behind this and have been since it came into place in 1947.

Operation American Spring – On May 16th 2014

Thank you, Susan.

Citizens across the country will converge on the Washington D.C. mall to demand the restoration of our Constitutional Republic, Rule of Law, Freedom, Liberty “of The People, for The People, by The People” from overreaching and corrupt federal leadership.

Peaches Geldof was an enemy of the Pop industry’s paedophiles

You may have noted the death of the 25yo Peaches Geldof, the cause of death marked as unknown – a very quick conclusion. Young, vital, vivacious 25yo’s are not prone to sudden death from unknown causes.

What has begun to emerge is her exposure of the names of the mothers of young daughters who “gave” their young daughters to Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins for his sexual predation – rape in any other language. This looks at more of Ian’s connections.

She has also become a disenchanted former devotee of Ordo Templi Orientis, known as OTO, which appears to be a satanic cult.

Neither of these two choices are likely to have been good for her health.

What interests me is, here we have another thread emerging in our time that is pointing to this dark, satanic, child-abusing and child-sacrificing underbelly that lurks behind so much of the public picture we are presented. But it will take more than a couple of threads to reveal this. A section of the video of Credo Mutwa I recently shared, starting here, provides a comprehensive background to what this hidden story is about. Be warned, it is likely to stretch your sense of credibility, yet Credo’s sculptures and paintings are powerful pointers to the truth of all of this. Again, whilst we remain ignorant of all of this, we are puppets in their hands and the hands of those who do their bidding.

BlackLight Power, Inc. announces sustained production of electricity using water as the only consumable

Thank you, Molly.

BlackLight Power, Inc. today announces that it achieved sustained electricity production from a primary new energy source by using photovoltaic technology to transform brilliant plasma, with power comprising millions of watts of light, directly into electricity. By applying a very high current through its proprietary water-based solid fuel in BlackLight Power’s breakthrough Solid Fuel-Catalyst-Induced-Hydrino-Transition (SF-CIHT) technology, water ignites into brilliant plasma, an extraordinary bright flash of extraordinary optical power that has a power density of over 1,000,000 times that of any prior controllable reaction. Remarkably, the light emitted from the plasma is nearly a perfect spectral equivalent of the Sun, but at 50,000 times the intensity. BlackLight Power has now successfully converted the brilliant plasma directly into electricity using photovoltaic cells (solar cells) which have been increasingly perfected to convert the Sun spectrum into electricity for more than five decades costing an estimated $1 trillion.

For more detail, check this link.

This looks to be a very exciting breakthrough, though probably not one to be championed in the mainstream media.

The Club of Rome, an environmental think tank, aspired to global matrix of manufactured consent

Recently unearthed documents from the private collection of former diplomat and Bilderberg regular George C. McGhee have revealed (among other things) that the Club of Rome in 1970 wanted to create a “global matrix approach”, or G-Matrix approach, as a means of bringing people into an enviro-eugenicist mindset globally.
The Club of Rome was an influential think tank, advocating among other things worldwide population reduction and global environmental governance. The author of the uncovered manuscript from 1970 was Italian industrialist Aurelio Peccei, who founded the Club of Rome in 1968…

“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”

I find it interesting to review this article in this time. What we see here is the gestation of what have become global issues du jour in our time, such that most people do not even question the veracity of these memes. Today it has evolved into Agenda 21, which is really the implementation of those Club of Rome ideas from the early 70’s.

Interestingly, I remember reading the initial Club of Rome report, with all its doomsday messages, back in the 70’s when I was a wide-eyed idealistic postgrad. student, only to realise that many of their projections were not being borne out in the real world. I seem to recall we would be running out of oil by about 1985 or some such notion – don’t hold me to the date. One thing it did awaken me to was the finiteness of our wondrous planet.

To realise how bizarre all of this is, you need to understand that the same high level players who promote Agenda 21 are also those same players that have done everything necessary to sustain our dependence upon fossil fuels and electricity delivered to us at ever-increasing prices by ugly and destructive high voltage power grids snaking all over the planet.

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