Extracted from Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance by John G. Vibes

Having an accurate view of history is extremely important in making sense of what’s going on around the world today. Every situation that is taking place today is the result of something that happened in the past, and those past situations are the result of something that happened before that. This may seem very simple, but among the politicians and the general public there is no respect for the great lessons of history.

If there was a proper respect for the lessons that history has taught us, then most people’s opinions about global events would change drastically. Without a clear picture of how we got here, it is completely impossible to figure out how to get to where we need to be, which is why everyone is so confused about the state of the world. Think back to our discussion on pragmatism while reading these next two chapters. It is extremely relevant because pragmatism basically insists that history and causation have no value whatsoever.


In school and in the media, history is generalized by random and mostly trivial stories. This results in a mainstream view of history, where there is a disconnected series of events that seem to take place for absolutely no reason. Many of the extremely important events in history that had a big impact on the world have been left completely out of the history books. This shortsighted historical dialogue in the public arena causes people to have a distorted vision of why things are the way they are. If you are going to see a movie and you arrive to the theater late and miss the beginning, then the middle and the end of the film will make no sense to you.

The history that is acknowledged by our schools, media and other social institutions is a very superficial and biased account of what actually happened. There are countless stories that have been intentionally hidden from our view for many ages. These stories make up what many have called our “occult history”, as the word “occult” means hidden.

When hidden information is revealed, the dots of the past are connected and history is no longer a confusing blur. If the occult history is the version of events that is factual and hidden, then the version of events that is false and presented to the general population through the media and education system should be considered “nationalistic folklore”. This idea of nationalistic folklore goes back before the times of Plato, who used the phrase “noble lies” to describe the false reality that is presented to society by the ruling class. The purpose of a noble lie is to maintain social order and keep the working class in their place. This same idea was prevalent in Nazi Germany, only Hitler referred to the noble lie as “the big lie”.

“Voting allows the people a say in how society works”, “taxes are spent on public services, not war and bureaucratic budgets”, “the government always acts in the best interest of the public”, “the government cares about the public and is here to protect them” and “financial success is the only route to happiness”.

These are just a few of the blatant noble lies that work to maintain the social structure of western civilization. Possibly one of the worst noble lies to infect our generation is the idea that “there is no such thing as truth or morality”. It does not take much investigation to discover that those statements are untrue, but due to intimidation, social engineering, peer pressure and other methods of coercion, the lies are never exposed so they continue to perpetuate.

Throughout the generations, the world has been constantly torn apart by war, poverty and corruption. The politicians tell us that we only have ourselves to blame for these hellish circumstances. We are told that we should hate and fear our neighbors, but our neighbors aren’t to blame and neither are we. There are many times throughout history that we can look back on and see where specific political organizations and financial dynasties are completely responsible for the chaotic world that we are seeing develop.

To cover up their responsibility, these dynasties and organizations create nationalistic folklore in which they are the protectors of humanity, who no one can live without, when in reality the complete opposite is true.

With all the manipulation that takes place in shaping our view of the past it, is apparent that what has happened in history is still open to debate in many cases. It is also a widely accepted idea that those in power write history in a way that makes them seem honorable, and if that is true it would reaffirm that mainstream history is only one side of the story. The establishment is very open about the fact that they are in control of the public perception of reality. George W. Bush blatantly lied to the American public about Iraq developing weapons of mass destruction, and when news came to light that there were in fact no weapons of mass destruction. Bush simply accused anyone who criticized him of attempting to “revise history”. During his presidency, while giving a speech about that very issue, Bush said “Now there are some who would like to rewrite history; revisionist historians is what I like to call them” [1]

He made this statement knowing full well that it did not match up with the facts that had recently been made public. This is because the facts are completely irrelevant to the establishment; the only version of events that is accepted in discussion is their side of the story. Karl Rove, one of the top aides in the Bush white house took this idea a step further when he described to a New York Times reporter how the establishment literally controls reality. The Reporter Ron Susskind happened to be critical of the dishonest Bush administration, and Rove responded by claiming that Susskind belonged to “the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality. That’s not the way the world really works anymore. We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors … and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” [2]


What Rove is saying here is that he and the rest of the establishment decide what reality is and what fiction is, using absolutely no logical process and basing none of their stories on verifiable facts.

Most Americans are extremely confused about the plummeting economy and an ever growing unemployment rate because the history of money has been neglected by our education systems and completely rewritten by the mainstream media. If we look back at the history of the US economy and banking system which has been hidden from us, then everything makes a lot more sense. Our economic downfall is a direct result of the establishment of the Federal Reserve central bank over a hundred years ago. Because of the pyramid scheme that they have created in our economy, it is impossible for our country to get out of debt. These banking cartels have been around since before the discovery of the new world. Since well before the days of the American colonies, they have been obsessed with controlling this nation’s economy just as they do throughout many different parts of the world.

Throughout American history these banks have been very unpopular, and some politicians have even been forced to strike out against them, in order to avoid revolution. Andrew Jackson may have been a slave owning aristocrat and he is far from a champion of the common people, but he was one of the biggest challengers of the English banking cartels in his time. In the 19th century Jackson gave us a warning about the banks that puts the current crisis into focus, he said “The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government … are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it.” [3]

A hundred years later during the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt admitted that the financial sector had successfully gained control of the entire country. In a letter to white house regular, Edward Mandell House, Roosevelt wrote “The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know that a financial element in the large centers has OWNED the Government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.” [4]

This will become even more interesting when we learn in a later chapter that House was actually a front man for the bankers, who was also a mentor to many American presidents, most notably Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt. He was more or less the Henry Kissinger of the early 20th century. Understanding the history and looking at the corruption within the financial sector today it is possible to connect the dots and make sense of what’s going on with the economy. With just one small piece of hidden information the story seems to come together, and this is just one quick example of how discovering some of this occult history can shed light onto confusing or overwhelming situations.

Even more confusing than the economic situation is the endless cycle of senseless wars taking place all over the world. Again, many people don’t have a proper historical reference when it comes to the military industrial complex. What is taking place right now is what has been taking place for the past few thousand years, conquest. Powerful governments and the financial interests that back them are creating empires all around the world, while making a fortune selling weapons and pillaging natural resources. They are invading lands that they are confident they can conquer and once they do so, they set up their companies and start taking any resources of value that they can find, all on stolen property that they then claim as their own. This is what the banking dynasties, the US and the United Nations are doing, and it is nothing new. Since the days of Alexander the Great or the Roman Empire power hungry political and financial groups have set off around the world in conquest.

The similarities between the ancient Roman Empire and the current American society are astonishing. A quick look at the history of the Roman Empire can really clear up a lot of confusion about the radical expansion of the US military. Despite the government generated myth that war is good for the economy, war is in fact the absolute worst financial predicament that a country can get themselves into. There is nothing more costly than a war, especially these days. Looking back at almost every empire that has ever collapsed, including ancient Rome, an excessive wartime policy has always been the downfall of the civilization.


The Roman warmongers had convinced their people that they were spreading “civilization” and that foreign enemies were a threat to their everyday life. Even closer to our own time we can see how the British empire used military force to destroy the lands of millions of native people in the name of “colonization” or “democracy“. Even America itself is a British colony where an untold number of native shaman people were murdered and had their land stolen by the government. Sadly, America has followed in the footsteps of the British, spreading a corrupt system of democracy around the world by the barrel of a gun. Regardless of what excuse they give us, they are still doing the same thing that has been done in the past, just because the language involved and excuses given are different doesn’t mean that anything has changed.

George Orwell said “He, who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.” [5] What he meant by this statement was that if someone can control how a society sees their history, it would then be easy for them to control the direction that the society would take. This has been the situation throughout western civilization, the elite has been able to get away with the same crimes again and again by distorting our view of history and having a tight control of which historical information reached the masses. As we have been told many times before, “those who are not aware of their history are doomed to repeat it”. With a clear view of the past we can make responsible decisions for the future, so we don’t have to be faced with an unfortunate history repeating itself.

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” – Sir Winston Churchill


[1] The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception – David Corn (2003)
[2] Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush By Ron Suskind October 17, 2004 New York Times
[3] Jackson closed the second Federal Bank (est. 1816) with these comments in 1836, his speech was published in the Annals of Congress, Volume 1, pages 1140-1143.
[4] President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a letter to Col. Edward Mandell House (21 November 1933) Source: F.D.R.: His Personal Letters, 1928-1945 (1970 edition) edited by Elliott Roosevelt
[5] 1984 by George Orwell
[SR1] Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare by Michael A. Hoffman II
[SR2] The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E. Woods Jr.
[SR3] Matrix of Power by Jordan Maxwell
[SR4] Common Sense by Thomas Paine
[SR5] The Making of the English Working Class by E.P. Thompson


John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he is also the owner of a successful music promotion company. In 2013, he became one of the organizers of the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance at bookpatch.com.

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