Spartacus Paraclete wrote:
My book became available about three months ago. However, I took a conscious descision not to mention it here on Arcadia because, simply put, I felt very few people here would be receptive to anything I've written.
Well, kerfuffles aside, I'm glad you mentioned it here, because if you hadn't, I wouldn't have known about it, and wouldn't have just downloaded a copy onto my Kindle. Congratulations on publishing it. I think a dispassionate overview of the history and ideology of the PdS is a very worthwhile endeavour, and I look forward to reading it.
Btw, I never got the whole drunken old lady in Dublin analogy, since you obviously write in the male vernacular. For perhaps obvious reasons, I always get a Kirk Douglas image in my head whenever I see your avatar.
Thank you, Richard. Would you believe that you are the one person (apart from Andy, Paddy, and Tim, who are all mentioned in the text) who I was tempted to notify, as I find your book reviews here extremely well-written, whether or not I agree with your opinion. I'd be very interested to hear what you think. I hope you'll tell me when you get a chance to read it. And you can be bluntly honest, as I am always! How could I expect anything less?
You see, despite the claims by the rascally lcremote, I do not claim to be descended from anyone other than my mother, I have no access to secret files or Sion aligned Deep Throats, or people with secret connections. I don't know where Mary Magdalene is buried, nor do I have any kind of clue whether the Templars had any hidden treasures. My 'discoveries' will not cause a 'firestorm of controversy', nor shatter 'the Church', nor liberate women. What I have done is simply examined everything again (the same stuff available to you or I, or anyone else) and attempted to understand it, without the layers subsequently laid upon it be HBHG, DVC etc...
Unfortunately, my work eventually reached over a thousand pages, so I felt it needed to be divided up into sections. This first book is my examination of Pierre Plantard in the crucial 1950s period. There is no major controversial contention (something I was told by all 'the experts' the book must have), so I will not need to scramble around trying to defend the indefensible. What I had hoped was that some of the observations I have made will be expanded upon by others more able than I! I do not speak French, nor live in France, so others might be better placed to elaborate upon things upon which I have only barely touched. For this reason, I made a point of acknowledging anyone whose research or observations influenced my own thoughts in specific places. My hope is that where and when my work needs to be corrected or updated, I'll include any new developments, with full acknowledgement of provider, in later editions. As such, I welcome all critics of my narrative.
However, I will, of course, pay little or no attention to those half-wits who have an axe-to-grind. Anyone who knows me at all will realise, for example, that the supposed 'review' of my book mentioned above [Throwaway naive attempt to legitimise and rationalise the activities of charlatan Pierre Plantard by a member of the Fringe Community [meaning Arcadia member] who takes The Priory of Sion seriously] is hogwash. I do not take the Priory of Sion seriously at all, at all
Thank you again, Richard, and I look forward to your feedback...