When not sponging of gullible tourists in Prague, Vincent Bridges (aka ‘Dr. Strange’) spends his time writing about how to “call down the cube of space” and has been known to impolitely impose himself on an Egyptian camel or two. Bridges claims to be an ‘Enochian Magician’. For the uninitiated, ‘Enochian magick‘ has its origins in ancient Egypt and the various cults that existed at that time. Many of these ‘Enochian magicians’ today see themselves as tasked in some way with triggering the end of the world, or ‘cosmos regeneration’ as they call it. In more recent times, Enochian magick is understood as being a fancy term for ‘Satanism’.
In recent years Bridges appears to have fallen off the map, possibly due to ill health or perhaps as a consequence of an overzealous “calling down of the cube of space”; we may never know.
Jay Weidner, on the other hand, is still very much tramping the new age circuit.
Weidner is known to regale his meager audiences with tall tales about something he calls ‘Hyperdimensional Alchemy’. This appears to be a mishmash of unfounded New Age concepts about DNA, enlightenment, galactic alignment, etc.
In 2009 Weidner gave a talk at The New Beginning Conference in Washington DC. You can watch the whole thing in parts here, but be warned, if you consider yourself an intelligent person, you are unlikely to enjoy the experience. For those without a strong stomach that can easily digest large helpings of New Age word salad, I’ve selected the most important points that Weidner feels compelled to share with the world. Calling on the vast knowledge he has accumulated as a “hermetic scholar”, he reveals that:
- the building of European cathedrals is “like the Apollo space program”
- “16th century Europeans didn’t know that black people existed” [despite the fact that there is hard historical evidence that European exploration of Africa began with the Ancient Greeks and Romans.]
- the figures of ‘black Madonnas’ (dark skinned depictions of the Virgin Mary) that exist in several European cathedrals are “representations of the black hole at the center of the Milky way galaxy.”
- “apples are hyper-dimensional in nature“ [He asks his audience “What is it about the nature of an apple that makes you so scared to look at it?” And tells them that “we are all one inside the apple” and that when we are walking down the street we should “put the torus around everyone you see“.]
Weidner also claims to know what was required to be admitted into Pythagoras’ school (it involved an apple of course – see last link above).
As it turns out, Weidner’s “elixir of life” is the long since debunked ‘monatomic gold’ that was first ‘discovered’ by David Hudson in 1975. In any case, the “secret to the elixir of life” was released, not by Weidner, but by his friend Robert Cox in a book in September 2009. The book details the author’s failed attempt to produce monoatomic gold from clay, aka “the elixir of life”.
That Weidner has no problem with just making stuff up is evidenced by his statement that there is a cube at the center of a rubik’s cube. (There isn’t). Other provably false statements from Weidner include “Time travels, like everything else, in a hypershape” [he demonstrates the truth of this by holding up that apple again] and that the first Harry Potter book is the story of Fulcanelli.
You may be surprised to learn that, according to Weidner, the film Titanic “tells the story of the Iron age” and that the “first Harry Potter book sold more books than any book, ever!” (see here for a list of best-selling books)
Weidner also states that “13,000 years ago, when we entered the Bronze age, the biggest solar flare that has ever hit the earth, hit the earth.” How exactly Weider knows this is a mystery, but in any case, the Bronze Age began around 3300BC or 5,300 years ago.
Exhibiting some real insight, Weidner then tells his audience that “the Egyptian pyramids sit at the geographic center of the earth.” The geographic center of the earth is actually in Northern Turkey.
History is a piece of cake to the ‘Hermetic Scholar’ as he explains that “when the gnostics were killed by the church at Montsegur in 1350 they came down from the top of the mountain and they threw themselves in the fire that the Roman soldiers(?) had made for them. […] and guess what happened! Half of the army converted to gnosticism, they were so impressed by the bravery.”
It seems that the the “gnostics” he is referring to here are the Cathars. The Cathars were besieged at Montsegur in 1244, not 1350, and there is no historical record of them “throwing themselves into the fire” or that “half the Roman army converted” as a result. In any case, in 1244, the Roman army hadn’t existed for about 600 years.
In short, Weidner’s claims are a tour de force of new age gobbledygook, full of wild and contradictory statements and outright lies. In that respect, he’s little different from the hundreds of other New Age gurus and ‘experts’ who make a dishonest living by spreading nonsense to gullible people, although the extent of Weidner’s bogus proclamations serve as evidence that this particular ‘alchemical adept’ is very adept at naturally and effortlessly telling blatant lies.