Tuesday, November 18, 2008

007 & 666

As many of you who take an interest in the controversial world of official secrecy will know, the National Archive, London, is home to a not inconsiderable amount of wartime files on the activities of the infamous Rudolf Hess. In addition, a number of documents held at the Archive also focus upon official interest in the occult, witchcraft, and other matters of a similar nature.

And, with that in mind, I figured this was an ideal time to bring to your attention an article, titled 007 and 666: A True Tale of Spies and Sorcery, written by a good friend of mine, Micah Hanks.

As Micah says:

"A while back, I had begun working on an article that dealt with some of the more extraordinary (and in some cases, even paranormal) aspects of James Bond creator Ian Fleming’s career with British Intelligence Services during World War II. As most who have read the novels or studied James Bond’s history otherwise may know, many of Fleming’s experiences in real life later inspired the adventures of the world’s most famous secret agent. The article, however, was never published; therefore, I felt it was perhaps a good time, along with the release of Quantum of Solace in theaters, to present for the first time my original tribute to the 007’s classy creator. As the name implies, the following article, 007 and 666: A True Tale of Spies and Sorcery, is indeed based on real events that lead to the capture of the infamous Nazi Rudolph Hess. With a cast of characters that includes Maxwell Knight (then Fleming’s superior officer in MI5), the notorious Aleister Crowley, and Fleming himself, it is by far one of the oddest tales ever to stem from the annals of history."

And to read the rest of Micah's first-class piece, click right here.

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