Friday, January 16, 2009

William Henry - Investigative Mythologist Plus a whole lot more

William Henry has been on the scene for quite a while now. What scene you may ask? The one that shows a guy running around the globe trying to bring into the light what has only been glimpsed in the shadows by relatively few to date. And the good part is that he is always making sure that we are along for the ride.

His books are like Douglass Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in fact you could call them just that - and not be too far off the mark. The connections William makes with ancient secrets/teachings/technology begin with his earlier books in the fashion of a historian putting together the pieces of a puzzle that, when combined, show the big picture of how the ancients were able to do amazing things with both the physical reality of stone and metal, and the spiritual reality of Christ and KA.

It is when archeological inquiries become more than scientific objective what-ifs that things get really interesting. Do read the earlier books. The information in them is to be found nowhere else in so many cases. The reason is that you are not just getting facts and dates - you are also getting William, and his unique insights. But, in later works like the The Light body Effect, Morph: The Secret of Light Body Activation, you find a man immersed in the power of the information, not just a man connecting the dots. It is sort of like comparing someone writing the history of astronauts who have gone to the moon, with an actual astronaut who has been to the moon who tells his own story of the awe and wonder of it. I am, of course referring to Edgar Mitchell's story about his life altering blissful experience of being connected with the Universe/God on his trip back from the moon.  Dr. Mitchel, like William Henry, found the truth of his profound awareness not in modern psychological or physiological research- but in ancient text.

Armchair historians are in no way to be written off, much of history is the dot the i, cross the t, tick-tock research that is needed to put an enormous volume of information into an educated guess, readable form. William has done that, as can be seen by the volume of information he has researched so far. What you also get that is unique; however, is his willingness to follow his intuition. "Whoa" may say..."following his intuition is not scientific and therefore not valid research". In throughout history, no one had ever followed intuition or hunches, history would be pretty sparse. The book of the History of Mankind might be very short. It would read something like this: Chapter -1 We hunt and eat berries. Chapter 2- That is bloody well good enough for shut up, go away, and pick some more berries! THE END.

When William tells you about being in the pyramids and having a profound experience you know that he has crossed the line from just chronicler to chronicler/participant. Has his objectivity gone to the four winds at that point? Perhaps somewhat. I see that as good because revelations and advancement come about, not from people asking the same questions, experiencing the same told things, or looking in the same direction hoping to see something different. Nor do they come about because a chronicler tells what has ALREADY happened...not what is possible.

I am not sure if the word connections William makes between modern English and similar sounding words or phrases from ancient texts are significant or not. Some are undeniably on target, but others seem to bepushing the envelope of credulity. Is the language of the Birds also the language of the Bards? As far as ancient pictures or sculptures go, are some depicting stargates or machines that work with the soul? If so, how could any of it be proved? I am not the scholar William is, so I read what he has written and listen to what he might say, and make my own judgements base on what I already might know. Discoveries, questions, and theories aren’t proof…but it is a start – it is where you always start.

Before any of it could be proved you have to first ask the questions..."what is that weird thing they are holding, and which they speak of in the texts, and how might it do what they say it does?" William asks those questions, which most others either are afraid to ask for fear of peer ridicule, or don't have the insight to ask. There is a trend with historians studying ancient cultures to label what they understand as accurate history, and what they do not as mythology, or superstition. If the history of the 20th century were to be read by someone living in the not to distant past, say the 1600s, they might think talk of television , satellites, laser surgery, and pretty much any high technology of the latter 20th was mythology or fantasy. What would they think of modern fighter jets or worst, nuclear weapons? We may well be reading about a technology we simply don't understand. That is understandable. It is people like William Henry who are trying to understand for us. So let's give him some rope...not to hang himself, but to pull us along in his exploration and discoveries. 

Some of his hunches may turn out to be incorrect - fine! Some, however, may lead us to a new understanding of our past, and more importantly our place in creation and the hidden power we might all have access to, the power to evolve consciously. Some red herrings and wrong turns are always present in the effort to piece together the hidden knowledge of cultures long dead. We only have their pictures, text, and oral histories to go by. The secret teachings were just that - secret, passed on to the few. They left clues though, that the initiated might read the road signs. That is what William is trying to do. That is what he is doing.

It is interesting, but after writing the above I took a break and downloaded this week's Dreamland shows. One was William talking about the secrets of the US Capitol building, the other was an older interview with William from 2001. This reinforced the observation that William has evolved into more than a historian putting the puzzle pieces together. He has discovered the abilities that lie dormant, maybe within us all. He has discovered that ancient monuments like the Great Pyramid is more than a well assembled pile of rectangular stones, if only one knows how to work it. 

I remember seeing a picture of the one of the first particle accelerators, shown below. The Cockcroft-Walton (CW) generator was the part of it that powered their particle accelorator. It is really a beautiful work of art. It was also instumental in the develpoment of the first atomic-bomb. I can picture it in a sculpture with 2 Egyptians Gods  standing beside it with hieroglyphs cascading all around - which would translate roughly "splitting atoms". If an archeologists  saw a depiction of it in a bas relief carving, knowing nothing about its real purpose, what might she deduce about it? What if there were descriptions of its use also? Would it be described as religious mythology? I think the train of thought might go like this…” This culture believed there were these invisible particles that can’t be seen, but which that make up everything in the universe, and this machine sends them around and makes them run into each other” Though the white lab coats aren’t as dramatic as a good jackal head or ibis mask, the images would be considered only as fanciful tale from a people ignorant of how the “real world” works. 

So my hat is off to William. For trying to decipher what the ancient cultures are trying to tell us, for knowing that knowledge can be lost, and if rediscovered, can benefit the present: and mold a new and better future. I don’t know which discoveries will turn out to be unfounded, or which will, once returned to us from the past, benefit us in ways unimagined. I do know treasures cannot be found without seeking, both in the inner world as well as the outer world. 


  1. Very nice entry.
    I have been following Wlliam Henry for awhile and I have to say I agree with you. It takes a bit to wrap your head around some of his theories, but it's worth it.
    I'll be linking to your blog also.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. Patrick NottinghamJanuary 22, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    I got to see William in person last February in LA and I can definitely recommend sitting in on his lectures. I may not always agree with his conclusions but I'll never fault the man for a lack of knowledge on the subject. Oh BTW, I got a big kick out his description of coming upon the granite altar stone between the Sphinx's paws and dropping the f bomb when doing so because no one ever mentions that there is an altar stone there - and certainly there are no mainstream photos of such a significant artifact. Hilarious and informative. Wish I could hit Egypt with him.

  3. Jim, Did you read about a woman dying on William Henrys trip? Marla just told me about it.