Up on the Binnall of America site is a recent interview focusing on my latest book, James Shelby Downard’s Mystical War. In response, Chris Knowles over at his Solar Satellite blog suggests that Downard was a paranoid schiz who was perhaps institutionalized and subjected to Jungian analysis, thus the “creation” of his theories. In other words, Jungian synchronicities formed a vast Masonic conspiratorial world view in Downard’s seemingly mad mind. However, it should be noted, I’ve come across no evidence whatsoever suggesting that Downard ever visited a loony bin. (Other than this one we all live in!)
One area discussed in the Binnall interview was the issue of Downard’s actual existence, and how I came to the conclusion that it certainly appears he was an actual living, breathing entity, as opposed to the popular theory that “James Shelby Downard” was a literary hoax. In this regard, after hearing said interview, an email correspondent sent me the following link, attesting to the Downard Family tree branching out to JSD’s probable birthplace in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
According to Downard, a sex magic ritual occurred at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA on September 3, 1921 when movie star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle allegedly raped actress Virginia Rappe. As part of a purported licentious rite, Arbuckle used a wine bottle, producing the “must” of the elephant and fulfilling his role as the “Chubby Behemoth”, which relates to the legend of Beelzebub. Such dark undertakings are designed to imprint the dreaming group-mind with subliminal imagery, or what Downard’s protégé Michael Hoffman terms “twilight language.” Virginia Rappe = “virgin rape”, signifying an important alchemical rite.
In the mid 1970′s, then President Gerald Ford was the target of an assassination attempt in front of the very same St. Francis Hotel where Fatty Arbuckle got his “Chubby”, located opposite of Mason Street in the city of St. Francis — San Francisco. Members of the Freemasonic “Hell Fire Club” of the 1800′s performed many a sex orgy involving the likes of Freemason Benjamin Franklin in ruined abbeys and caves located throughout the English countryside. This group referred to themselves the “Friars of St. Francis.”
It should then come as no surprise — according to my aforementioned email correspondent — that the town of Ardmore, OK is located right by the ARBUCKLE mountains and was also the birthplace of John Hinckley Jr. This Hinkley connection did indeed check out when afterwards I performed a google search…that is if you believe everything the internet tells you…