David Icke has a bit of a reputation. He is most famous for believing that the rulers of the world are reptilians who eat babies. People like George Bush and the Queen of England. Blood crazed satanists. He also had a fairly public meltdown as a public figure and was subject to a couple of years of complete vilification and mockery by the British press, qualitatively nastier than any other press in the world.
Luckily, he now has the perspective that surviving this process was necessary to get him to the point where he no longer cared at all what anyone thought of him, which freed him up to say whatever he wanted, and, as he put it, to go where the facts led.
Several years ago – maybe 2001/2 – I got to see him talk for free. It was pretty amazing. He went for 3 and a half hours, and didn’t get to the reptilians until the last half hour, by which point it made a hell of a lot more sense than you might expect.
The difference between now and then, it seems, is that he went to the Amazon and did Ayahuasca with the locals, experienced unity with everything and came back realising that “infinite love is the only truth, everything else is illusion”. (For those of you not terribly familiar with ayahuasca and its effects, check out this recent article in National Geographic where a chick goes to the amazon and spends a week doing ayahuasca with shamans. Psychedelics and shamanism are cool.)
Anyway. On to an actual review.
Completely mindblowing and fascinating. In general he could use an editor. But some of the humorous asides and name calling kind of works for it in terms of communicating the genuineness of some guy who just happened to figure this stuff out. The introductory autobiographical chapter is amazing and really helps contextualise the guy.
Icke splits the book into four levels, basically representing different degrees to which you can approach his research and findings on. It is worth noting that he has researched an unbelievably wide field of interests in quite a lot of depth, and draws it together. Respect. And also, once you start to accept that we are being lied to and manipulated by our leaders and institutions, in some ways it really is just a matter of taste how far out you go in looking for alternative truths. But you have to go at your own pace.
The first level, ‘the five sense conspiracy’, is pretty bang on. His analysis of power, money and politics is first rate – particularly power, and his grasp of systems of control is really impressive. His knowledge of the links between people and organisations is staggering, linking secret societies, banking, royalty and politics through history into a web of complicity in evil. Halliburton et al is the tip of a monumental iceberg. His moral outrage at the murderous effects of the corruption and collusion between the powerful few is righteous. He knows stuff I don’t, (and I have read way more in this area than most), and mostly this is in terms of depth, getting behind the facades and into the nitty gritty of who and where and when.
First level highlights include the assertion that the USA went bankrupt in 1933, was dissolved by an Emergency Banking Act (presided over by Roosevelt, incidentally a 33 degree mason), and is now owned and run illegally. The receivers of the bankruptcy are international bankers – essentially old money England and Europe. The other highlight is the notion that the Jews today are primirily descended from the Khazars – a people who converted in the 13th century – rather than linked by blood to the original Jewish people, which throws the whole logic of Israel into a bit of a tizz.
Through this is the intimation of darker reasons behind the conspiracy. We get to that in level two.
Level Two, ‘the extraterrestrial/inter-dimensional conspiracy’, is where it gets hard to take. But this is the only level of four of which this is so.
To very briefly summarise the argument here: the oldest known human records are Sumerian. They record that their origin was with reptiles from outer space who interbred with humans. The progeny were the leaders. These basic themes recur in many many old civilisations, down to this day in parts of Africa. Sumer was the cradle of civilisation. Their symbols and religion were adapted across time to the present day – Christianity the latest version. (The symbolism arguments are fascinating and compelling.)
The leaders are those who carry the reptilian bloodline. This is why the nobility interbreed so obsessively. Power is determined by the ability to be possessed by extra-dimensional beings which the bloodline confers. The conspiracy has been going on for thousands of years because the possessing entities are the same while the human hosts pass on. The goal is total fascist imprisonment and domination of the human race.
Add to this the present day reports of satanic cults at the highest levels and the same set of public figures turning into reptiles and eating babies, and you complete the circle. Okay, there’s more to it, but this is a review.
What is interesting is Icke’s assertion that he is simply following where the information leads with an open mind; and that 12 people in a 15 day period independently came up to him with stories of reptilians in high places. This stuff is quite bizarre, and, frankly, disturbing to read. Happily, he doesn’t care if you believe it or not. The really important stuff is on level three.
Level Three, ‘it’s all an illusion’, was really superb. I say this as someone researching and writing a book on consciousness and reality. Holy cow. This was brilliant. He gets it. So yeah. For discussion of reality as a holographic projection of mind interpreting vibrations in an all pervading Oneness, it’s really really good. And his extrapolations of what this means are stunning. I’d really recommend the book purely on this section because it’s so damn good.
It occurs to me that what I wrote won’t make sense unless you already know a certain amount about the way the brain works, the nervous system works, and so on. However, there is simply too much to get into here.
He also has an unusual metaphor for our chunk of reality, which has gotten isolated from the Oneness in a Time Loop. I’m not going into that, because it seems best regarded as a metaphor.
Level Four, ‘transforming the illusion’, is largely about media and programming the subconscious, which creates the holographic sense of reality. The stuff on subliminals was fascinating. But anyway, it was about how we can take charge of our own programming and manifest the reality we want once we start to resist the consensus reality programming (by the reptilians, of course) into believing the world they want to exist exists and then manifesting it in our interpretation of the waveforms which actually exist. It was a little light in terms of practical methodology, but there are other places to get that. What is really powerful is the vision and enthusiasm he brings to it.
It also interests me in wandering the non-mainstream notions of reality that no matter how weird the notion about reality gets, the solution remains the same: break your conditioning, learn to be loving and accepting, reject all division as illusory products of mind, and put out a better vibration into the world as a means of creating change.
In short, a particularly extraordinary book. There’s so much in it, it becomes difficult to really communicate its scope. I would recommend it highly. However, I wouldn’t recommend his earlier stuff so much, as I think he has a bit more a grip and perspective on things now. Though certainly if you are interested in checking out exhaustive detail of collusion and connections that is all there. But I reckon this is the one to start with.
By the way, I am genuinely surprised at myself here. I had kind of expected it to be, well, a bit barking. However, this review is the result of giving him a fair reading. So it goes.