Editor’s note: The following article is written by Jim Marrs, author of the recent Disinformation published book, The Sisterhood of the Rose. For more information about Jim Marrs’ latest book, please check out the companion website, www.SisterhoodoftheRose.org.
When I announced to my publishers that my next book would be a novel, titled The Sisterhood of the Rose, I knew for sure that they were taken aback. As a well-known “conspiracy” writer, I’ve spent nearly fifty years chronicling the “unreality” of reality, whether it involved the still unanswered questions surrounding the JFK assassination, elite powers that influence world events right under our noses, or even the vast underreported evidence for extraterrestrial contact since we detonated the atomic bomb.
So why would I make it easier for the skeptics out there by venturing into a fictional realm, considering that my journalistic work has been a hard pill for these folks to swallow?
The Sisterhood of the Rose began when I met Celeste Levesque, whose remembrance of a past life was the result of her near-death experience in the 1980s. I was very fortunate that Celeste unwaveringly supported my efforts to translate her story of a previous life as Giselle Tchaikovsky, a wealthy American ballerina who created an international Sisterhood during World War II, into a coherent book. Together, we traveled to the Languedoc region of southern France, visiting the mysterious village of Rennes-le-Château and the Cathar stronghold at Montségur, searching for evidence of this Sisterhood. I have to say that I was surprised to meet several people over there that did say that they shared memories of the Sisterhood’s existence.
However, the journalist in me had to wrestle with “history” in multiple forms: the accepted historical record; the oral traditions that have been passed down to us today; and Celeste’s own recollections of her experiences in the 1930s and ’40s. These forms are usually not in complete agreement. As has been said many times: “History is written by the victors.” However, it still would be difficult to dispute certain events based on the overwhelming evidence and number of observers. For instance, the Soviet Union was attacked by Germany on June 22, 1941, and the Allies invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944. Certain historical persons and dates are deeply etched in our collective memory and are not subject to question.
The Sisterhood of the Rose turned out to be, without doubt, one of the toughest writing tasks I have ever taken on, and that’s saying a lot due to a long writing career that my faithful readers are well aware of (and I thank them for that!)
Reconciling Celeste’s account of Giselle Tchaikovsky and her Sisterhood with the published details of history was a real challenge, although a truly fascinating one. I deliberately chose to publish this project as a novel to allow myself the opportunity to convey information that I knew would be difficult to present in non-fiction format. As my fellow critical minds and readers know, conspiracies are rarely recorded or photographed.
In writing The Sisterhood of the Rose I was given an opportunity to pull back the curtain and reveal some of the hidden aspects of World War II, including the role of British Intelligence in orchestrating the flight of Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess; the still understated fact that Stalin was preparing to invade Europe which precipitated Germany’s “pre-emptive” attack known as Operation Barbarossa; and the shocking capture by Nazi forces of Solomon’s Treasure, the world’s greatest collection of wealth and ancient knowledge.
It was in fact this incredible treasure, coupled with the stolen loot gained from their European onslaught, which allowed top Nazis to escape to both North and South America and to continue their insane plans for world domination. In my previous book, The Rise of the Fourth Reich, I documented in great detail the creation, as well as absorption, of hundreds of corporations that today have evolved into the few dozen that dominate the economies of both America and Europe. In March 2009, President Obama mingled the regulation of the U.S. economy with the Financial Stability Board, a component of the Bank for International Settlements, which originally was a Nazi-controlled institution. As difficult as this is to accept, major financial players that have deep ties to the Nazi Germany of World War II do operate in the world today.
I also sincerely hope that The Sisterhood of the Rose clearly illustrates the bravery and ingenuity of men and women, both young and old, in opposing the Nazi war machines and technology which appeared at the time to be unconquerable. It’s when things look the darkest that it’s most important to realize certain men and women will come forward, even at the risk of their lives and fortune, under a shared desire of freedom for all. Anything a human being can make, another will break. But what is made can be repaired, by people we may never know…
Humanity is an incredibly ingenious and creative life force. If more of us would embrace this and follow their hearts rather than seek power over others, the world actually would be a better place. We could all take a lesson from Giselle and her Sisterhood of the Rose.
Who knows? War is still raging in our times and the great work is still unfolding. Depending upon your critiques and realizations, I contend that Giselle and her Sisterhood will continue their adventures in our times.
—Jim Marrs, December 2009
About the Author: A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Jim Marrs has worked as an investigative reporter for several newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Marrs’ in-depth investigation of UFOs, Alien Agenda, is the bestselling UFO book ever; Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy was a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK and a New York Times bestseller, as were Rule By Secrecy and The Rise of the Fourth Reich.