" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

January 8, 2017

John A. Keel, the Superspectrum and The Eighth Tower

A few months ago someone in the synch "community", I think it was Hannah, recommended a book called 'The Eighth Tower', written by John A. Keel, also the author of the book, 'The Mothman Prophecies', which was turned into a movie of the same name starring Richard Gere.
But just how true?-)
"Keel claimed that while in the Army he was trained in psychological warfare as a propaganda writer."
I had read Keel's book 'The Mothman Prophecies' only because I had seen the movie version and wanted more information about what went on around the time of the Silver Bridge collapse.
"A member of the Screenwriters Guild, Keel reportedly wrote scripts for Get Smart, The Monkees, Mack & Myer for Hire, and Lost in Space."
Keel just struck me as an opportunist who had to write and tell stories for his bread and butter and just how much of what he reported and told was true is anyone's guess.
Still, I decided to buy a copy of 'The Eighth Tower' and give it a read on Hannah's advice.
His book started off fine, I thought, with Keel's(?) theory of the Superspectrum and how very little we humans can perceive in our world with the five senses we have, but by the end of the book Keel was trying to tell us all sorts of rubbish about his theory of the evil and deceptive Superspectrum and how deluded and idiotic anyone who followed a religious belief, or thought they had a religious experience through drugs or religious ceremony was just being sucked in by a manipulative and evil Superspectrum.
And that anyone who was into witchcraft never lasted long before being destroyed by it.
Which just shows how much crap came out of Keel's mouth.
I doubt the guy ever knew what witchcraft (although a very broad term used by Keel) was about and had ever had a religious experience in his life ... but I bet he had one when he passed away;-) 
Keel was more contradictory than The Bible he rightly ripped apart by writing about how much of that book was edited, deleted, added to and misinterpreted throughout the ages and then on page 237 of 'The Eighth Tower' he quotes The Bible (Rev. 13: 16-17) like it was a factual document to prove the point he was making.
Lost in Space?-)
I don't doubt some of the stories Keel told secondhand may have been true, but anything he said about his own experiences can be taken with a grain of salt, I feel.
Keel reminds me of Loren Coleman an American cryptozoologist and author who has written over 40 books on a number of topics, including cryptozoology and runs a blog named 'Twilight Language'which mainly seems to me to be a vehicle to promote his 'Copycat Effect' book, which still seems to me to be rather contradictory when his book is about, "...the influence of media coverage" of teen suicides, school shootings, workplace violence, and domestic terrorism, which is all he seems to promote with news stories at his blog.
"And Coleman was a publicity consultant on The Mothman Prophecies.", too
'The Eighth Tower' holds together as well as the tower on the sixteenth card of the tarot by the end of the book
Keel just strikes me as someone who believed the "money was out there"rather than the "truth";-)

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