Sunday, May 22, 2011


The Five Star Revolution, The Trends Journal & Gold


Hello, loyal PhoenixFire listeners (if, indeed, there are any of you left after this interminable hiatus!)
I know, I know … it has been a very long time between PhoenixFire conflagrations. It could not be helped. Apart from a severe protracted bout of genetically- induced procrastinitis (for which there is no known cure), I have been even more swamped with work than at any time in my already extended years. Everyone else my age is spending their days playing with grandchildren, or even grandchildren and fishing or playing golf while attending the funeral s of old friends … I can’t seem to find time to get to my own audio blogs … much less get my own work done efficiently or sequentially. There is no way around it.
Anyway, here is the latest, and it is to a considerable extent taken up by long explanations about why it’s taken all this time to produce it! Which is not mere self-indulgence, but rather relates directly or indirectly to many PhoenixFire basic s.
Re: Egypt: through no fault of my own, not even precognition, I found myself there with a group from the very beginning of the January revolution to the day Mubarak was forced to step down. The circumstances were such that I was given the opportunity to put to the test one of my fundamental rules for living safely and happily, which is: to studiously ignore any directives put out by our government designed to promote my safety and happiness, and also to view with automatic and grave suspicion anything broadcast or printed by the mainstream media until personally verified or at least supported by other trustworthy sources. It is –I like to think – not only an entertaining story in its own right but can also serve as something of an object lesson in how to react independently to government scare-mongering and media sensationalism
The Trends Journal . For almost thirty years, off and on, I have been working with my friend and colleague, trend analyst, Gerald Celente, founder and director of the Trends Research Institute . In the 90’s we co-wrote a book called TRENDS 2000. Most of what we forecast then (and were ignored and/or derided for) has now come home, or is on the verge of coming home, to roost. Over the last couple of years, Celente has been increasingly in demand and in the public eye -- since it is now indisputable that on many important issues, he has been right when almost everyone else, especially in positions of authority, have been dead wrong.

So, in my role as Executive Editor of The Trends Journal and Writer/Philosopher/Historian (and sometimes Comedian)-in-Residence. I have been devoting a major slice of my time to The Trends Journal and its various related activities, all of which relate, sometimes directly, more often indirectly, to the doctrine of the Return to the Source that fueled the great civilization of Ancient Egypt (and, evidently, in one form or another, all other mystically-based ancient civilizations as well). At the same time, closely following the trends of the present and forecasting from them, relates to the manner in which ancient Symbolist Egypt might apply to our swiftly deliquescing present, the imminent demise of Empire America and, with luck, the ultimate crumbling of our bogus and malevolent but still powerful Church of Progress. All of which iis discussed in PhoenixFire 10.

A word of advice: to prepare for what is coming up in, consider subscribing to The Trends Journal. There’s nothing quite like it.

3. Gold. One of the few secure ways to survive the wrath to come is have a supply of physical gold or silver (the commodities most certain to retain value no matter what happens) and/or to have a stake in promising mining stocks. There is one that has come my way that is, for a variety of reasons (which I talk about in PF10) particularly interesting.

4. Zep Tepi and the Origins of Human Civilization. Not discussed (because it’s only blossomed in the last couple of weeks after PF10 had already been recorded) but of very real interest to all who take an interest in Symbolist Egypt and all that it pertains to, is our long-awaited sequel to Mystery of the Sphinx, (Amazon UK and Amazon US). We believe we have the funding in place for this ambitious and exhilarating project, curiously and providentially timed to coincide with the dissolution of just about everything most of us have been brought up to believe is “normal”. Stay tuned for further news on this, and meanwhile tune in to PhoenixFire 10. Enjoy!


John Anthony West

PS. As noted above, I am unbelievably busy these days but am always happy to hear from people, and always find a way to at least read my emails. But I may not be able to answer them, not in any detail at any rate. So if you write and don’t get an answer or even an acknowledgment, please understand it is not a deliberate slight.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


As some of you may know, John has been with a group in Egypt during the uprising.
This is to let you know that we will be finally getting around to PhoenixFire 10 in a few weeks.
In this John will tell the story behind this extraordinary trip during these historic times in Egypt.
Watch this space.....


This in from John:

"We're OK. Having to change plans to cope with contingencies, but carrying on. In Cairo now, having spent 7 days sailing up the Nile on Mohamed's luxury dahabiyya (16-cabin private cruise-boat) and far from the line of fire. We have had all temples along the way entirely to ourselves.
All this because we are studiously ignoring dire warnings from our government and carefully following
JAW's Rule #1 for living safely and happily which is: Pay no attention to anything the govt tells you that relates to your safety and happiness. Ever!
Back in Cairo now we are the only guests at the Mena House. Off for our private visit to the Sphinx soon. We may be getting a lot of press. Anyhow, lots of brownie points with Zahi, which will be useful.
We have no fear of the "streets'. Don't believe the BS from the media. As long as you don't go down Protestor Street, there is little danger. The media are disgusting, to say nothing of our (and almost everyone's else's) government.. They have single handedly destroyed Egypt's largest source of income for months to come. There was no need for that idiotic mass exodus. Any competent tour operator could have done something more or less like what Mohamed did, and at least a percentage of the people would have stayed.
We're off tomorrow providing last night's Mubarak bombshell doesn't ignite the entire country.
I will be doing some sort of major write-up soon and sending it to my mailing list."