Well I see my French TV appearance has caused a bit of a stir amongst both the public and some ‘elite’ occultists! They filmed me at my flat and also peering through the gate of Highgate Cemetery and they also introduced ‘vampires’ into it. (Please note: THEY introduced vampires in to it after I had already told them I did not even accept their existence). But that’s the French for you! It also didn’t help being described as a “Luciferian Guru”; but that’s the French for you as well! Good Lord! When will people ever get to understand that I am NOT a Guru, neither have I ever described myself as one. I do not want or need ‘followers’ – friends yes, but not followers.
Neither am I a ‘Luciferian’ in the sense that they (the French, and some others too come to that) irrevocably use that word interchangeably with the word “Satanist” – and I am most definitely not a ‘Satanist’ either! I guess that’s just one of the drawbacks to being an ‘occult author’: it can attract so many cranks and sensationalists. People watch some misrepresentation, word spreads and becomes exaggerated, and next thing you know is you’re made a leader of some fictitious Cult that doesn’t exist! What is perhaps even more ironic, that over the years I have frequently condemned Satanism as being a totally misguided and dangerous practice; and I haven’t been too kind to some other fanatical Cults and Sects as well.
I suppose the ‘up-side’ to that is that it helps sell more books. But the downside to that ‘up-side’ is that people might read my books for the wrong reasons. It’s a crazy world!
Also featured on the programme was the French writer Jean-Paul Bourre. He was also talking about one of his early books which, perhaps ironically, also features myself. I say ‘ironic’ because I have never had that book thoroughly translated so would really be none the wiser if there were misrepresentations in it about myself. Who really cares really. People usually think what they want to anyway, and often truth doesn’t even come into it!
It’s the first time I’d seen Jean-Paul ‘in person’ for many years. I have to say he didn’t seem to look much older; just some flecks of grey in his beard that’s all.
Anyway that was briefly my part in the programme. And that was why I allowed Marcos’s link to it here. It’s a free country, and if people want to look at Youtube transmissions – well, let them! It seems to be doing alright anyway. The last time I looked it had had 940 views or so!
Well, its still cold and ‘slushy’ in London. I actually managed to get on a bus yesterday to get some much needed provisions. And I almost managed to make the Post Office to post two RD packets. But that was in the day of course, the nights are still freezing.
I’ve got a very young mouse in the kitchen again. I don’t know what it expects to eat now as I put the bread on a very high shelf (yes, one that I put up myself!). So the bread’s safe. Unless they can jump. Actually, I hadn’t thought of that. Perish the thought!
Anyway, For the moment everyone,