Note: The following letters are reprinted with
On the Forbidden Letters by
'So what are you then, my God?'
"The Paris 4 contacted me and asked me to listen to their viewpoints on
the Grail legend.(...) Their research is complex and their insight into the
"internal" world of the mind, that of somebody who has obviously
experienced such things." [Philip Gardiner]
"I think my contact in the Paris 4 is a gentleman and a scholar and that
he has only true and good intentions and I can fully relate to that. (...) My
warmest wishes and thanks to the Paris 4 and especially my contact (who I can't
name), especially, as they have given me such an amazing amount of undeserving
publicity!" [Philip Gardiner]
"No, there are no links to the completely fraudulent Paris 4 on this
website because it has all come from within the mind of one deluded and
intimately psychotic and bipolar individual. Those who take it all seriously are
being deluded themselves by a psychotic individual, which strangely attracts
other psychotic individuals. Beware of the trap. Others have walked blind into
[Philip Gardiner on his website]
"Gardiner has never experienced Kundalini, and therefore doesn't know
what he is writing about."
"Gardiner's agenda to bring ridicule and/or serious concern to the
subject [of Kundalini/Willis]."
"I think you overestimate Gardiner's ability to grasp what is being
conveyed in the Forbidden Letters."
"The saviour is the sun, which gives us birth by seeding the earth
mother with energy, and then ticks away the hours of our life, and ushers in our
end." [Philip Gardiner]
"What kind of a saviour is that, who 'ushers in our end'? A saviour has
to save. From death."
"Gardiner also had problems understanding these [alchemical/Willis]
concepts, and once the “penny finally dropped” he rushed out Gnosis under
his own publishing company Radikal.
Bear in mind that this was only two months after The Serpent Grail had been
published. Naturally, I hadn't been told by Gardiner that passages from my own
written work had been included with no quotation references . . . something he
promised to put right in subsequent print runs, and even in the new published
version, and hasn’t." [Gary Osborn]
"I've cut all ties with [Philip Gardiner], for moral reasons."
"That gay man has a footfetish. Somebody on the messageboard of Gary
Osborn pointed out that Krishna is often depicted sucking his big toe."
"Gary, check out www.netmar.com/~maat/archive/dec2/boerman.htm
Could that gay man of the Forbidden Letters be part of that 'new breed of
people'?" [Message to Gary Osborn on his website]
"The gay connection to Kundalini, as brought to our attention by the
Paris 4, has proven to be a very sensitive subject to some people."
"I'm afraid that the Forbidden Letters are beyond my expertise. But I
suspect that they involve seeing correspondences where none exist. It's a
familiar phenomenon, and an inevitable one in view of the human mind's need to
'make sense' of chaos. I should point out, incidentally, that 'labor solis' is
simply Virgilian Latin for a solar eclipse, just as 'labor lunae' is for a lunar
one...." [Peter Lemesurier in an email to me, presented with kind
[Comment by Don Willis: the Work of the Sun does not refer to the macrocosmic
sun, but to the inner, microcosmic sun. The one that is said to reside at the
base of the spine and composes the lightbody. Hence 'You have the energy of the
sun in you, but you keep knotting it up at the base of your spine' [Ibn Rumi
summarizing the alchemical Work of the Sun]
"By what process or force is the Work of the Sun actually performed?
Could cold-fusion for instance be involved in the process of fusing the two
opposites of alchemy?" [Hugo Palts at World Mysteries on the alchemical
theory of the Paris 4]
"In 'The Gnostics' by Tobias Churton, Churton says that the Key of
Transformation from 'de triplici minimo et mensura' by Giordano Bruno (English
translation not available!) contains ideas for 'a primitive and magical form of
nuclear physics'." [Message to Gary Osborn]
"I've made these same connections [on cold fusion/Willis] some years
ago." [Gary Osborn answering]
"This is all awesome stuff. I've printed the [Forbidden] Letters and the
articles. I am a little worried though about the female 'not being able to host
Kundalini'." [My good friend Carla Harper at the Website of Gary Osborn]
"I too am concerned by this(...)" [Gary Osborn answering Carla
"We read on Gary's Messageboard that he is going to write an article on
the Forbidden Letters (on his own?).
Our gay man has instructed us because of this upcoming article to contact you
and to inform you in more detail about the 'prophecy' that you two are to write
yet another book on the Grail.
That 'prophecy' comes from a 1949 letter by Thomas Mann. That letter came
into the possession of our gay man on September 1 1986, so three days before his
resurrection. He got that letter together with a copy of the collected short
stories ('Die Erzählungen) by Thomas Mann.
The passage about you two (translated from German) is:
But now to the mentioned book ('zum besagten Buch').
It will be published ('veröffentlicht') during 'gloria olivae' ('während 'gloria
There are two authors ('Urheber').
The title is ‘the Serpent Grail’ (Mann uses the correct English title).
These two authors will write the last book on our stone ('über unseren (our!)
Stein') (italics are ours). (...) To these two authors reveal your Work of the
Sun. But be sure to stay hidden yourself. ---- End of quote.
Thomas Mann will come to you as a surprise, we are sure, but it makes sense,
as we discovered. Discovered what? That most of his short stories (and none of
his novels!) are about alchemy. From the decapitation in 'Die vertauschten Köpfe'(1946)
to the aggression impulses and the darkness of the Night of the Soul in 'Der
And another thing. When was 'Die Erzählungen' (collected short stories) for
the first time published? In August 1986 by Simon Fischer Verlag. A few weeks
before our gay man's resurrection. A few weeks before he 'needed' them.
Coincidence?" [The Paris 4]
"I am interested to learn that Jiddu Krishnamurti - who had a Kundalini
Awakening in 1922 - had actually visited writer Thomas Mann, while both were in
Los Angeles. Krishnamurti also met physicist David Bohm. (...) This is
interesting, because Bohm had studied under Einstein, and later it was physicist
Jack Sarfatti (another Kundalini experiencer) who studied under Bohm. So here we
have another link between what the Paris 4 claim about Thomas Mann (...)
especially in regard to Kundalini [the fire of alchemy/Willis]." [Gary
"Pay attention Gary: the Black swan by Thomas Mann. One of his
mysterious short stories. Here is a summary.
The setting is Germany in the late 1920s. Rosalie, the central character, is
a "sociable," cheerful 50 year old widow who lives with her adult
unmarried daughter and her adolescent son. Her manner is youthful but "her
health had been affected by certain critical organic phenomena of her time of
life." Rosalie is keenly aware of all that menopause implies: the loss of
sexual allure and of a (biologic) purpose in life. She feels
Along comes a young man, well-built, who is the American-born tutor for her
son. She is overwhelmed by physical attraction for him, becoming infatuated,
much to the disapproval of her repressed, cerebral daughter. She feels young and
attractive once more, believing that her heightened state of sensuality has
resulted in the resumption of what appears to be menstrual bleeding.
Planning to declare her love to the tutor, Rosalie arranges a family
excursion to the Rhine castle where the black swans swim. In the decaying
alcoves of the castle, she does so; the pair will rendezvous that night. The
rendezvous never takes place; Rosalie has hemorrhaged. She is found to have a
large, metastatic uterine tumor. [ [ http://litmed.med.nyu.edu/Annotation?action=view&annid=107
[The swan is the symbol for Lohengrin, the son of Parzival, i.e. the
Alchemist deified at the end of the Work of the Sun. He is probably made black
by Thomas Mann because of the morbidity of the message: cancer and death,
instead of pregnancy. The black swan hisses at Rosalie in a hostile way.]
You have to read this all in combination with Temming, paragraph 1.
"[Message to Gary Osborn] Temming-article, paragraph 1:
'If you produce that stone (...) you will achieve individual and physical
immortality' [The P4 in the first Forbidden Letter]
'The goal of evolution is alchemy.' [The P4 in the second Forbidden Letter]
In the Gospel according to the Egyptians Salome said 'Untill when shall men
continue to die?' Christ answered 'So long as women bear children.'
Salome then asked 'I have done well then, in not bearing children?'
Christ then says [clearly evading the question] 'Every plant eat thou, but
which hath bitterness eat not.'
Clement of Alexandria, 150-213 AD, has this:
'For they say, that the Savior himself said: I came to destroy the works of
Those 'works of the female' are identified by the Church as lust, which
shouldn't surprise us, because no Church of course likes to degrade pregnancy in
particular, and procreation in general. [Kline]
It is, I believe, not a coincidence that we almost only find direct or
indirect teachings about physical immortality in [copies of] Gospels found after
1810. Gospels that couldn't be edited or destroyed by the Church anymore. The
most famous one being the Gospel according to Thomas of course.
A truly beautiful example I think of an indirect teaching on physical
immortality [not detected by the Church] is the conversation between Jesus and
his mother at the wedding in Kanaan. Indirect, because it has to be read in my
opinion in the light of Jesus' conversation with Salome.
'Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not
yet come.' [John 2:4]
"As for the [Forbidden] Letters, I am concerned that this may be some
kind of fulfillment of the Hendaye Cross. The final secrets of alchemy will be
released before the end of time."
[Jay Weidner, author of 'A Monument to the End of Time: Alchemy, Fulcanelli and
the Great Cross']
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