My father remembers World War II. Like all kids of my generation we grew up on stories of what ‘Daddy did in the war.” Also like kids of my generation we weren’t that interested in the stories. It was not until much later that I realized that, but for him and many others, I would either be long dead right now or something worse. Those stories he tried to tell me later became the subject of intense research. It was only then that I learned that he, like so many others, were silent heroes who kept most of what they did to themselves. I now have a deep interest in World War Two and the events in Europe that led up to it, that led to the rise of Adolf Hitler and the history going back well into the 19th century that pre-disposed the pan-Germanic population of Europe to its headlong race into Hell.
For totally different reasons I also developed a very early interest in the occult sciences. This ranged from the magical practices of Kongo tribes and witchdoctors, to the ‘high magick’ of secret societies founded in pre-Medieval Europe and still practicing today. In between these extremes I studied (and practiced) the pagan beliefs and rituals of the ancient tribes of Europe (I am after all a Welsh Celt). I delved into the rural witchcraft lore and covens of England, and studied the beliefs and practices of indigenous tribes in North, central and South America.
One cannot follow such a path without eventually coming across the likes of Eschenbach, Blavatsky, Guido von List, Lanz von Liebenfels, Hartmann and Ekart, to name but a few, all of which lead to Adolf Hitler. The world’s fascination with Adolf Hitler does not abate, as a little Internet research will readily attest. Look also to the yearly flow of books on Hitler and the occult, on the still astonishing German technology of the war, and the secrets still carefully guarded about how he was defeated. Despite all this research and publishing the vast majority of the material being produced consists of questions, not answers.
I like answers. Eventually I decided to provide my own. This is how “The Watch” was born, named after the then secret ‘council’ formed by Churchill to combat Hitler’s occult activities. It is, of course, a fictional account of Hitler’s rise to power and why the War played out the way it did. Like all good fiction (or lies) it is so constructed as to make it difficult to determine where the truth ends and the fiction begins.
Trevor Ravenscroft admitted that many of the ‘facts’ in his book “The Spear of Destiny” were obtained through interviews with people long dead—via a medium. While I make no such claims, I do challenge my readers—some of the more bizarre events within “The Watch” are indeed fact, not fiction—and a little research will be rewarding.
It is said that all knowledge past and future is contained within the Akashic Record of mankind. This record is supposed to be available to those skilled enough to access it. Be careful about questioning the facts of anything in this life, for the truth has a way of hiding in the strangest places.