The Reading Room

This section is devoted to books and compliments the book list on this website.  It is designed to encourage people to read and to think with both curiosity and discernment.  Reading can inspire the creative mind and give us a way to explore ideas and to express those ideas freely.  In the spirit of the AEA we celebrate a “renaissance in consciousness” which is also a renaissance in learning and learning how to love.

Seven Evolutions of Love

1. Nurturing

2. Alliances

3. Reciprocity

4. Appreciation

5. Comprehension

6. Altruism

7. Agape

May we learn to love and respect ourselves so we can truly love and respect others and all life on this planet.  May we embrace the love of learning and experience the joy of reading.  May we cultivate the art of listening as well as the ability to listen in order to learn.  I have been a “road dog” in this lifetime traveling all over the U.S. and everyone knows the phrase, keep on truckin’ which I can appreciate; for the Reading Room,  I say keep on learning.

As an informal book review, I recently reread Cathy O’Brien’s TranceFormation of America:  The True Life Story of a CIA Mind Control Slave that was published back in 1995 with Mark Phillips as a co-author.  A friend gave me a copy of the book in ’97 or ’98 and I read it then for the first time.  Cathy and Mark’s heroic story is tragic as well as a testament to the human spirit.  Not only did Cathy’s story blow my mind, it was close enough to where I was born in Michigan to make it somehow more real and tangible.  Cathy was born in Muskegon, on the western side of the state, and I was born in Dearborn, on the southwest side of Detroit.  After that first read, it made me appreciate the love I experienced as a child, and at the same time, an overwhelming compassion for people like Cathy.  It was impossible to imagine her experience born and raised in a generational pedophile family.  This abnormal and dysfunctional environment was “normal” to Cathy and her six siblings.  Her father became a wealthy and “upstanding” Catholic “citizen” with a polished front; in truth, he was pimping and using his children through pornography, prostitution, and for drug smuggling.  But it was Cathy who was his winning ticket with the elite establishment, for she was considered a “chosen one” and rose through the Project Monarch programs to eventually become a “presidential model.”  Project Monarch was a specialty division within the MK-ULTRA umbrella for mind control experiments and much, much more.  This book is a must-read and I encourage you to go to Cathy’s website to order the book.  After reading this book, you will begin to look at the “new world order” that is in our face and on our doorsteps in a much different light; for it is people like Cathy who are illuminating the darkness by having the courage to share her story.  I also realized that it would make a riveting film or possibly a TV mini-series.

TranceFormation of America by Cathy O’Brien

The first book I read by author Jim Marrs was Rule By Secrecy over two decades ago. In this review, I focus on one of his later books published in 2008 entitled, The Rise of the Fourth Reich with a subtitle that reads “the secret societies that threaten to take over America.” The historical value of this book in regards to WWII, the Nazis, and those capitalists and imperialists who supported this war, financing both sides of the conflict, is indispensable. Marrs’ research into Nazi Germany’s secret space programs and advanced technologies, their eugenics programs and their extermination methods is well documented. The rat lines established by the Nazi high command to escape Germany and Europe as the war comes to an end is thoroughly examined with the Vatican involved issuing fake passports for travel abroad to destinations like South America and the United States. Another chapter focuses on the now declassified “Project Paperclip” that allowed and welcomed over a thousand German and Nazi scientists into the U.S. after the war. Marrs explores conspiracy theories like the death or “escape” of Hitler, and uses credible sources to address these topics and other questionable assertions. I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy delving deeper into history, specifically from the 1930’s-1950’s, revolving around WWII and many of the key players and financiers involved with this war. Jim Marrs published this book nine years before he crossed over in 2017. In honor of his memory and his investigative research throughout his life, the AEA salutes him. 

The Rise of the Fourth Reich by Jim Marrs

A plethora of books have been written on American history and geopolitics portraying a “picture” of events, people and places.  However, the imagination of ideas and philosophies can often be overlooked, unless the student is willing to read, study and take a deeper dive into history.  In The Clash of the Two Americas:  Volumes I & II,authors Matthew Ehret and his wife Cynthia Chung explore these ideas and philosophies in masterful detail.  These books also include events, people and places, yet the reader is challenged to revisit our founding fathers, to re-examine presidents in power and those “removed” by deadly means, and to see clearly the economic models based on imperial notions to control the resources of the world and “to rule over the masses” versus other models designed to better serve all of humanity and to ensure the necessities for peace, progress and prosperity among free nations worldwide.  For anyone who is interested in expanding their view of history, then I highly recommend this reading material for an in-depth study.  

To learn more from Matt and Cynthia, then go to the following links: (Matt Ehret’s Insights)  (Through a Glass Darkly) 

The Clash of the Two Americas by Matthew Ehret & Cynthia Chung

In Cynthia Chung’s brilliant first book, she delves into the origins of fascism and how the oligarchy continues to plague humanity like a persistent parasite.  The Empire on Which the Black Sun Never Set: The Birth of International Fascism and Anglo-American Foreign Policy takes the reader into the annals of history from anarchist groups formulated in the 19th century to the machinations of the “robber barons” in cahoots with British imperialism all through the 20th century.  Cynthia weaves a coherent analysis with pertinent quotes to support her discoveries and investigations.  Her research is extensive and provides the student of geopolitics much to consider and ponder.  Highly recommended!

You can follow and support Cynthia and her husband Matt Ehret through the Rising Tide Foundation, the Canadian Patriot and her substack channel.

An excerpt from the Introduction:

In a world of increased division, where we are told there is only black or white, the best we mere ‘civilians’ can hope for is to not get hit by the crossfire. However, that is becoming increasingly harder to do. It is not a matter of holding ‘opinion’ any longer, but rather it is about upholding a ‘conviction,’ not earned with your own personal scrutiny and research, but by your ‘faith’ in such a conviction and the authorities who shape it. And thus, increasingly, it does not truly matter what the ‘facts’ are, but the question of ‘whose side are you on?’ 

If this is troubling to you, I suggest we do a little exercise together. Let us dare to discern the ‘facts’ for ourselves. Only then, will we cease being mere cheerleaders for a team; only then, can we qualify ourselves to ask in all honest sincerity, ‘whose side are we truly on?’ 

The Empire on Which the Black Sun Never Set, by Cynthia Chung.

In his insightful and provocative first book, Bruce de Torres takes the reader into his viewpoint like a father teaching his son or daughter.  God, School, 9-11 and JFK:  The Lies that are Killing Us and the Truth that Sets Us Free penetrates our consciousness probing our minds to remember history and think about subjects considered “out of the box.”  I found it to be an engaging read with several excellent quotes layered through the book.  I highly recommend it for both seasoned researchers and those who are just beginning their “deep dive” into such matters.

Bruce is a former actor who now hosts the Worldstage radio show at can also follow and support Bruce through his website and substack channel links below.

An excerpt from Bruce’s book:

“Know thyself,” supposedly the first carving on the temple of Apollo at Delphi, is a command, requiring work.  When you know yourself, you can stop doing and creating unconsciously, by habit, and start living and creating intentionally…

The second and third inscriptions on that temple were “Nothing to excess” and “Surety bring ruin.”  Don’t get carried away.  Question everything, especially those in authority.  If they are good and honest, they will show us their reasons, to earn our consent.  If they keep secrets, they are doing things would reject, things that help only them.

God, School, 9-11 and JFK:  The Lies that are Killing Us and the Truth that Sets Us Free by Bruce DeTorres
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