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I've been enjoying this highly enlightening site, and I believe it's being read by enough knowledgeable people who can perhaps give me their learned take on the following silly question: how much "truth" is there to the White Gold/Star Fire story, written up in recent years by Laurence Gardner and chemically concocted by one David Hudson?
Laurence Gardner is of course the guy who wrote "The Blodline of the Holy Grail" and "Genesis of the Grail Kings", books which expand on the ideas presented by the trio Lincoln/Baigent/Leigh in "Holy Blood, Holy Grail". His website can be found here: http://graal.co.uk/ . Gardner's "Star-Fire" articles originally saw light in Nexus magazine in Nov 1998, and are available here: http://www.nexusmagazine.com/articles/st... . They're an interesting read, regardless of whether you buy the theory.
Many of Gardner's ideas appealed to me, and I also basically accepted his explanation of the Star Fire myth. But even a perfunctory look at what people are saying about him on the Net shows that he's ridiculed by just about everyone today, including the "mystic fringe", and all of his titles are disputed as fake or can be bought online without any credentials. If somebody is actively leading a smear campaign against him or something, then it's certainly a very effective one.
Just recently the writer Philip Gardiner (not a relation of Gardner...) has put a question to the public about this issue on his website, with some facts about Gardner and his book that are difficult (for me) to argue with ( http://www.freewebs.com/grailhunters/new... ) .
Perhaps someone here knows more about this and has a better take on what's going on. This is an interesting subject, not least because Gardner also appears to be a player in some sort of a conspiracy involivng the restoration of the Stuart house to the throne of England, believe it or not.
Please consider the following. David Hudson's "Orbitally Rearranged Monoatomic Elements", or ORME's, are said to be the Philosophers Stone of alchemist fame, and their ingestion reputedly endows one with various "magical" powers, such as levitation and teleportation. This is the modern compound which Gardner says reproduces the Star Fire qualities (which in the old days was rather gruesomly made from the menstrual blood of the Annunaki females.)
Hudson's company is called "Ormus", and he says that this is a coincidence, as he hadn't heard of the Gnostic Ormus before. Ormus was a (largely mythical) 1st Century mystic and contemporary of Jesus, who is hailed by many to be the spiritual father of Rosicrucianism.
The word "orme" ties into various mystical teachings in more ways than can be readily listed in a short note. "Orme" is the French word for "Elm". An event in Mideaval history known as "the Cutting of the Gisors Elm", took place in 1188 in France and signified an important split of ranks (and bloodlines) within the old Templar Order. Immediately afterwards, the Rosicrucian order was founded by no other than Jean de Gisors, of the Gisors castle. The same dude is said to have founded the elusive but now famous "Priory of Sion" that same year.
And "orme" is also related to "n-orman", and is in fact a Norman word signifying "winged snake", which was incorporated into many place names around England, like the Great Orme's Head in North Wales. It is also the origin of the English word "worm". El cuzano.
In Hebrew, the word "orma" is first used in Genesis 3:1 to describe the Snake. This word is translated as a very strange "subtil" in the King James Version and "crafty" in the New American Standard. In Hebrew the word means both "trickery" and "nakedness".
Is this a lot of connections, or what? There's more, too.
Some chemical properties of monoatomic elements resemble the behavior of micro-particles within a certain structure of our cellular cytoskeleton, known as "microtubules". An obscure field of reserach as yet, this feature of our cells is hailed by researcher Stuart Hameroff as a Quantum Computer, with each microtubule capable of being in one of two states at any given time and thus able to form a binary code sequence.
Hameroff appeard in the "What the Bleep do we know" movie. The ideas presented in that movie for Quantum Activation can take us right into the next stage of evolution, envisioned by researchers like Timothy Leary. One can find a very good interview with Hameroff in issue no. 2 of the Sub-Rosa magazine, which would mean that Greg has thought about this subject as well and will perhaps also offer us his thoughts on this.
The question would be then, are Gardner/Hudson just dreaming, did they make it all up, or did they stumble on something really powerful and somebody's trying to shut them up, or what the bell is going on. And why isn't there a wider recognition of this research, why are all the scientists denying Gardner's and Hudson's ideas, and Hameroff is being mocked. Any takers?