Stephen Mehler is an independent Egyptologist with an interest in a number of ‘fringe’ subjects such as Crystal Skulls(c) regarding which, in 2008 he wrote a book with David Hatcher Childress, The Crystal Skulls: Astonishing Portals To Man’s Past. Mehler also served as a Staff research scientist for the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, in San Jose, California from 1978-1980. Apparently, he has the ambition to combine mysticism and science!
His fascination with Egypt is claimed by him to have begun in his childhood. Today, he supports the theories of Christopher Dunn regarding the use of high-tech machinery in ancient Egypt. In fact, he claims that such technology was employed by a global antediluvian maritime civilisation. His ideas regarding the Giza pyramids are highly coloured by the unsubstantiated claims of John Ora Kinnaman. Andrew Collins has penned an interesting article(a) regarding Kinnaman and Mehler which urges caution.
Perhaps more damning is a letter received in 2005 from Sharon Bochkay –
“I am a great niece of John Ora Kinnaman. He married my great Aunt Flossie. I spent time with him when I was young and my father was raised by John and Flossie in Georgia as a young boy. He was a very bright man and had many good qualities but unfortunately was not truthful about many things. He copied the works of others and took them on as his own. His biography is full of untruths, his travels to Europe and the Middle East for instance. My family and I are amazed at some of the things we have read. In his day people never checked facts: no computers, etc. When I log on to the Kinnaman Foundation and see how they are trying to get donations for this “research” it really bothers my family and myself. I hope all of these “theories” will be debunked. Thanks.(b)
A YouTube video (with text) offers an interesting insight into Khemitology, the term used by Mehler to describe the study of ancient Egypt(d) .
J. Douglas Kenyon is the editor and publisher of the well-known Atlantis Rising magazine, now closed down. He is also the editor of the ‘Forbidden’ series of books. One of these Forbidden History is an anthology of over forty articles previously published in Atlantis Rising. The book covers a range of fascinating subjects including Darwinism, catastrophism, ancient technologies and ancient civilisations including Atlantis. Contributors include Will Hart, David Lewis(b), Frank Joseph, Robert Schoch and Christopher Dunn. Kenyon has written a number of introductory articles to the various sections of the book. Elsewhere(a), he has written a sympathetic review of the Flem-Aths’ Antarctic theory.
Although I cannot subscribe to many of the ideas presented in his book I can certainly recommend it as a good overview of ‘alternative’ history.
The Scott Stones were discovered in 1997 submerged off the Bahamas and touted as remnants of Plato’s Atlantis. Through a series of press releases, from Aaron DuVal, claims of dramatic discoveries were made, but never substantiated. Attempts, by writers Christopher Dunn and Andrew Collins, to view the ‘stones’ were initially agreed to but eventually they came to nothing. The most rational explanation on offer so far is that these stones are in fact jettisoned ballast. It would be prudent to consider the whole story as a badly organised hoax.