Book Review: Time of the Quickening: Prophecies for the Coming Utopian Age

Time of the quickening

Title: Time of the Quickening: Prophecies for the Coming Utopian Age
Author: Susan B. Martinez Ph.D.
ASIN: B004X6WMCG

Review:

What makes a good book?

This was the most difficult book for me to review. How do you judge a book that you are not that fond of when it has one chapter that is excellent? This book is meant for die hard, touchy-feely type newagers. It tries to show a sort of historic flow to now, the time of the quickening. About a third way in the book is a chapter dealing with narcissism and a narcissistic country. The insight is exceptionally good, and drives the point home.” The loss of American lives is tragedy. Civilian deaths overseas are collateral damage.”I always ask people, how they would react if the Russians hunted terrorists in the United States and attacked them with drones? Another quote from the book is “our fervor is patriotic. Their fervor is fanatical.” I believe this chapter should have been developed into another book trying to tackle those narcissistic problems that the author describes.I know if the quality was like the rest of the chapter, I would love the book . All I can say is that if the book is ever a reduced price Amazon special, buy it for the one chapter
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review: Founding Fathers, Secret Societies: Freemasons, Illuminati, Rosicrucians, and the Decoding of the Great Seal

Founding Fathers

Title: Founding Fathers, Secret Societies: Freemasons, Illuminati, Rosicrucians, and the Decoding of the Great Seal
Author: Ph.D. Hieronimus Robert
ASIN: B004KSQMDC

Review:

I don’t know the secret handshake

Parts of this book were very interesting, too bad it wasn’t the main emphasis of the book. Let me explain, the beginning of the book deals with the founding fathers being influenced by Indian tribes.The Iroquois alliance influence on Benjamin Franklin and other founding fathers was exceptionally thought provoking. We forget, or at least I do, the strong influences of the Indians treaties, and other interactions with them to help create America as we know it. The author shows a similarity between some of the Indian ceremonies and Freemasonry.If the book was expanded, giving more details on the Native American influence, and re-titled, it would be exceptionally good. When you look at our currency, even today, there is no doubt some Masonic/secret society type influence. The book explores Masonic ties of the founding fathers. The problem with the book, is the subject matter. Secret societies, which were very popular with our founding fathers, are by their nature closed lipped. The book gives an overview of the founding fathers, secret societies, and symbolism intertwined in the founding of our young country. Like I said, I believe the subject matter made this book fall short of the mark by not going into enough depth.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review: The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups

The Mamoth Book of Coverups

Title: The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups
Author: Jon E. Lewis
ISBN: 1845296087

Review:

Coverups can be true, it can happen to you, if you young at heart

I like this book as a starting point. I think everyone should read more. You should read books for and against a subject, books in the middle, and books on the periphery that mention the subject.. The author takes about 100 subjects discusses them and then gives them an alert level rating. He also gives you other books to read on the subject. Probably what I didn’t like necessarily was his conclusions that led to his alert level rating. However, he brings out points that I didn’t know. For instance former president George HW Bush was meeting with Shafi bin Laden, Osama’s brother at the Ritz-Carlton hotel on the morning of 9/11.Tidbits, like that, I find interesting and useful to further pursue. Like I said, it’s a good starting point for the reader.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review: Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens?

Our Occult History

Title: Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens?
Author: Jim Marrs
ISBN: 0062222929

Review:

History it’s definitely written by the winners, let’s hope truth doesn’t die with the losers.

Overall I think Our Occulted History is truly an interesting read, but I don’t know if Occulted is the best word to describe what Jim Marrs discusses. Part I discuss problems with the origin of the solar system, human development, strange artifacts and sacred sites. Part II is about ancient civilizations. Part III is about the Middle Ages. Part IV reflects on the Modern Era. The author covers topics ranging from the possibility of the planet Nibiru existing, to the suppression of history , to strange artifacts, to white gold with levitating properties, to the government supporting the use of fluoride. 50 to 75% of the subjects he mentions I found of interest.I would hope that he would write more books expanding on them. Definitely a good read.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     5-Stars

Book Review: The Secret History of the Reptilians

secret history of the Reptilians

Title: The Secret History of the Reptilians
Author: Scott Alan Roberts
ASIN: B00B01JSVA

Review:

A talking snake?

This book is divided into three parts :The Empire of the Serpent, The Serpent in Alien Subculture, and The Serpent’s Bloodline. The first discusses worldwide references to snakelike/reptilian creatures. The second section features current views on the existence of Reptilians. The last section is the possibility of a reptilian/human bloodline. I found the first section interesting, probably because I was raised as a Catholic. As a child I wondered how the snake could talk to Eve and she had no problem with a talking snake. Worldwide references to a snake/Dragon/reptile makes you think that there had to be some sort of contact. The other two sections are okay.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review: Alien Experiences – 25 Cases of Close Encounter

Alien Experiences

Title: Alien Experiences – 25 Cases of Close Encounter
Author: Nadine Lalich, Barbara Lamb
ASIN: B003NNUX1W

Review:

Things that go bump in the night.

I like this book, but you will only like this book if you believe in alien abductions or are trying to piece past life experiences with those of abductees. The authors do a good job of giving 25 accounts of alien contact. Specific descriptions of alien surroundings, procedures and alien types will help if you’re trying to jog your own memory. The large segment of differing abduction experiences really make you wonder how many different forms of life out there are observing us. Well-written, and possibly useful if you are a believer, if not a believer find something else to read.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars