Hi everyone. I just received the following image of the cover art from Adam Parfrey at Feral House Publisher, who will be publishing The Philosopher's Stone. I think it's a great cover, and I suspect Feral House is accepting pre-publication orders, so we're looking for the book to be out in early spring. Hope you all like the cover. Richard Hoagland was kind enough to write a very nice cover blurb for the book, so thank you Richard!

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Darrin A Yarbrough on July 11, 2009 at 4:43 am

    Hey Dr. Farrell,

    I just finished reading “The Philosopher’s Stone,” as a result of research I am conducting for a fiction novel related to the Materia Prima. I found your work to be particularly enlightening. I am also thrilled to have been exposed to Burkhart Heim while reading your book. In fact, finding this site was the result of plugging his name into Google Search. Being a physics enthusiast for as long as I can remember,you can well imagine how exciting the possibility of a theory consistent with observation, yet, extending the problematic barriers the light constant presents, could be.

    The context in which I am trying to find out information about “The Philsopher’s Stone,” is related to the proposed assumption that the “manna” within the ‘Gral’ carried within the Ark of the Covenant is in fact the Materia Prima. I was wondering if you had any definitive data stemming from reliable resources that support theories that this “manna” was consumed by Ancient Kings in antiquity giving them unusually long life spans (like Noah 950yrs & Moses 930yrs). Some additionally proposed properties include complete (100%) use of the human brain (verses the 2% theorists suggest is typically accessed by the average person). Also, the possibility it can turn DNA into a superconductor as well as repairing the Telomeres found at the ends of human chromosomes. It has also been postulated the material can cure cancer.

    Some of the resources I have examined regarding these propositions include Lawrence Gardner’s books, David Hudson, Graham Hancock, and Ralph Ellis. I have also evaluated numerous texts on Freemasonry (Manley Hall etc…).While not all the authors listed above focus directly on the
    properties of the philosopher’s stone, several bits and pieces of ideas fit nicely with what I am trying to develop in my story.

    In any case your investigations and publication has been a priceless resource for the corroboration of the some of the other related properties of the Materia Prima. I am seeking to corroborate some of the additional properties purported to result from imbibing the substance or any documentation that identifies a specific formulation/preparation necessary to make the material consumable.

    You may already be aware that there are reports of an extremely high Mercury content found in Isaac Newton’s remains and sources state he almost died from imbibing the substance. I find the fact that he was a very devout Alchemist fascinated with investigating Hermetic traditions coupled with intellectual prowess ranked among the pinnacle of achievement coincidental to the point of being simply uncanny. It seems entirely plausible the man stubled on some sort of edible concoction that significantly improved the properties of concentration. Since he is dead, the liklihood the final mixture was the proper one seems highly unlikely.

    Coincidences like becoming a member of the Royal Society (whose members are not Royal) is also interesting if the fellowship contains a group of individuals dedicated to the quest for finding the secret “manna” that only kings could eat. The similarity is not altogether too different than the group of nine men who founded the Knights Templar spending their first seven years tunneling under the Temple of Solomon (where the ark of the covenant holding the Gral with the Manna was supposed to rest) instead of protecting pilgrims arriving from the sea.

    I would also be interested in access to copies of your Giza Death Star Series (they seem to be out of print here) and “Reich of the Black Sun,” since another one of my preoccupations is investigating German scientific achievements (I have little use for their Politics however). Being of German descent and somewhat capable of manipulating intellectual content with a degree of facility that has been noted as exceptional by others on more than one occasion, I cannot help but feel sympathetic to the notions they have a rather unique grasp of the manifestation of modern human technologies as well as pioneering efforts in a fashion most other geographical arenas dream about. Since modern Anthropology has confirmed there is no such thing as race, this unique facility for achievement seems to be an anomaly worthy of investigation as well as consideration anytime Germany finds a topic worthy of interest.

  2. Joseph Farrell on November 16, 2008 at 3:42 pm


    Nazi International I expect will be out sometime in the next two weeks. The Philosophers’ Stone will be a while yet, but I imagine if you contact Feral House, they will be able to give you an idea of when. Thanks for reading my books and visiting my website! It’s much appreciated!

    Joseph F

  3. Erin on November 7, 2008 at 4:37 am

    I pre ordered Nazi International, when will it likely be released? I also want to order The Philosopher’s Stone. That looks cool.

    Scalar Plasma physics is amazing.

  4. Dr. Joseph P. Farrell on October 12, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Hi Photios!

    Thanks for visiting my website and for the comments….yes I’m very pleased with both covers and particularly so with Nazi International. Glad you popped in, and do so more often!


  5. photios on September 27, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Whoever did the art work on BOTH those books did a heckuva job! Very very crafty!


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