Book Review: Sekret Machines – Volume 1 of Gods, Man & War by Tom De Longe & Peter Levenda |#SmartReads | #SmartBooks | #UFOs
Zy Marquiez
May 26, 2019

I am incredibly torn with this book, and I will expound upon that in a moment.

Anyone that’s read this blog for any decent length of time will know that there’s not really any topic that isn’t discussed, or at least considered, at some point.  Granted, some specific topics are mainstays given how much power they give individuals, but analyzing or at least pondering other topics that aren’t mainstream is just as important, if not more so, given some of the darker things that they may cover.

There are quite a few books that cover some really complex and intriguing subjects such as UFOs, Breakaway Civilizations and so on, but I usually stick only to the main ones I trust that are essentially written in an academic way, meaning that they are footnoted to the hilt and these aren’t just random allegations but books that deal mostly, if not downright completely with declassified government documents that can be verified.

Why is that important?  Because it leads to veracity and the quality of knowledge that an individual is using.  Witness testimony is nothing without some hard evidence in any regular case, but more so when one is dealing with abstruse subjects such as UFOs, the Paranormal, Breakaway Civilizations and so on.  That is why I am incredibly careful in what I read, and even more careful in what I recommend.

That is because (1) not only do I value people’s time, but if you are going to delve head first into topics with complexities as vast as a growing ocean, (2) you want to give individuals information that’s at the very topic of the knowledge pyramid, no matter if it is education, propaganda, alternative science, history, and so on.  Sometimes this information isn’t available, but many times it is.  In fact, many times you would be surprised what’s right out in the open for you to see, it’s just that you need to know where to look.

Now, every so often, books are published that are downright disinformation, misinformation, propaganda, and the like.  My contention is that Sekret Machines: Gods: Volume 1 Of Gods Man & War by Tom DeLonge and Peter Levenda is one of these books.

It pains me to say this because I have read almost all of Peter Levenda’s books, and I do wholeheartedly know that he is a great researcher.  In all honesty, I believe that in this case, Levenda was swept up in this by Tom DeLonge and the people behind them.  This is a whole different can of worms though, and one that will be too long to discuss in this review.

I open with this preamble because, in its totality, Sekret Machines: Gods: Volume 1 Of Gods Man & War is ‘good’ book, but in a very superficial sense, just how good propaganda is.  It’s good enough to convince the majority of people that don’t educate themselves on the subject, but everyone that’s had extensive views into certain subject matter will see right through lies and/or certain omissions being made.

At first, having been familiar with some of Levenda’s work, and others such as Richard Dolan, Jim Marrs, etc. this book held a lot of promise for me.

The book does bring about a considerable amount of information on the subject of the UFOs from a broad point of view.  Throughout the book, the authors present considerable information that couples to everything from the paranormal, ancient civilizations, the occult, and more. The authors do a fair job of supplanting the book with a veritable amount of sourced material. This definitely gives the book some veracity.

Footnotes are detailed at the end of each chapter.  This footnoting format certainly streamlines access to that information and is very much appreciated. The only one better would be with footnotes at the bottom of the page, since it is the most efficient and used to be how it was done a long time ago.

As an introductory volume the topics of UFOs, the book does a decent job. The book could have been better, but it could have certainly been worse. The best book out there as an introductory volume to the phenomenon is hands down Richard Dolan’s UFOs For The 21st Century Mind: A Fresh Guide To An Ancient Mystery.  I can’t recommend this book enough for people looking for a boiled down, no-nonsense academic take on the subject of UFOs.  Those seeking a more solid foundation from which to jump-off are highly encouraged to ruminate upon that book.

Let’s now venture into the low-points of the book.

The book features sections that could have been better served by some serious editing of run on sentences that give Hemingway a run for his money that are incredibly distracting and take away from the core content.

Also, one particular point that was quite disconcerting is the fact that the authors take a unilateral point of view of making it seem like UFOs can only be explained by the alien mythos. While this is certainly one possibility, and one with some solid grounding, it is not the only one.  Be that as it may, Richard Dolan, Dr. Joseph P. Farrell, Walter Bosley, and others have come up with an equally arguable case that argues for human ingenuity as one possible way to explain some UFOs.

Additionally, when one couples the possibility of human ingenuity with certain incisive and downright disturbing issues such as Military Abductions [MILABS] then one gets to see shades of the possible darker sides of an already esoteric subject.

The point of me stating this is not to convince anyone of one possibility or another, far from it. It’s simply to put light to the fact that there’s extensive evidence by Dolan, Farrell, Bosley and others,  which shows an alternative to the unilateral assertion that extraterrestrials are behind ‘everything’, which some schools of thought believe, and others, want you to believe.

Why would the latter want you to believe that?  Because if you were to conduct a clandestine, off-the-books operation, that required resources in the billions (and we’re being conservative), required black tech, and a parallel financial system to run it, you would want to blame E.T. and his gang.  In other words, if you are a corrupt group with resources as touched upon above, E.T. is the perfect cover for you to get away with everything.

Is that quite a stretch?  You tell me.  Is it really that far out to believe that corrupt people, that care nothing about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and only care for profits and control are beyond using advanced technology and untold money to get what they want?  Is that really THAT hard to believe?

The question isn’t whether people wouldn’t do it, of course some would do it.  The question is whether or not the technology and financial capabilities are there.  Catherine Austin Fitts has already been proven right when it was verified by Dr. Mark Skidmore, that 21 Trillion Dollars was outright missing.  Fitts’ hypothesis is that the money is actually in the 40-50 Trillion dollar range.  And the 21 Trillion missing is public information.

So we know money is missing, in orders of magnitude should be nigh unbelievable.  And if you want to learn about the technological capabilities, Dr. Farrell has down yeomen’s work on that area.

Now, the main point is that, if 21 Trillion is Missing, and it certainly is, then let me be blunt when I say: WHOEVER CAN MAKE 21 TRILLION DISAPPEAR INTO THIN AIR CONTROLS THE DAMN WORLD, or key parts of it at least.

Some might laugh at that, but financial experts losing 21 trillion is like an Astronomer losing the Moon.  This is getting to sound so silly, it sounds like it came straight out of Despicable Me 2.

Thankfully, the Moon hasn’t been lost, but 21 Trillion has.  And do you really need THAT much money to retire and buy beach front property in the Mal Dives to get what you want?  Nay.

That’s the type of money that you would steal if say, you wanted to run a separate, off-the-books civilization – A Breakaway Civilization.  What else would you steel that much money for?  Think about it logically.  I’ll let you all ruminate upon that.

The reason this is paramount is because of E.T. being a cover for human action conducting clandestine operations.  I am not saying E.T.s do not exist, for I do believe some have made arguable cases for that.  My point is to split the ET-does-exist hypothesis, from the ET-is-behind-everything-sinister-when-it-comes-to-UFOs hypothesis.

The authors’ belief in the ET-only hypothesis is dogmatic, and it would be hard to argue against it. The fact the authors chose the “Cargo Cult” jargon for humanity speaks volumes of how low they see humanity on the totem pole, even though evidence abounds of there being more than their conformist point of view.

Plain and simple, this book has agendas behind it, and they are not hard to see, at that.  This information will become more and more crucial in the following years as things continue to happen and humanity keeps seeping into space more and more, which is one of the myriad reasons to consider what’s already on the public record on this abstruse and confounding subject.

That said, if you are seeking more solid ground that’s just as intriguing, footnoted to the hilt and not dogmatic, then please read any of the following:

UFOs & The National Security State: Chronology Of A Cover Up [Volume 1] by Richard Dolan
UFOs & The National Security State: The Cover Up Exposed [Volume 2] by Richard Dolan
UFOs For The 21st Century Mind by Richard Dolan
Our Occulted History by Jim Marrs
UFOs: Generals, Pilots, And Government Officials Go On The Record by Leslie Kean
Alien Agenda By Jim Mars
Triangular UFOs: An Estimate On The Situation by David Marler

And books that cover the human aspect behind part of this phenomenon:

Saucers, Swastikas & Psyops: A History Of A Breakaway Civilization: Hidden Aerospace Technologies & Psychological Operations by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
Covert Wars And Breakaway Civilizations: The Secret Space Program, Celestial Psyops & Hidden Conflicts by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
Covert Wars & Clash Of Civilizations: UFOs, Oligarchs and Space Secrecy Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
Origin: The 19th Century Emergence Of The 20th Century Breakaway Civilizations by Walter Bosley.

The incredibly frustrating part is that the scope of this phenomenon is wider and more intriguing than what many people state it is, or think it is. That’s why the books above are mentioned, for those seeking further information in order to be able to decide for themselves whether ET really is the only actor in this stage, or if there’s more than meets the eye here.

Ultimately, what you think is up to you. But to be able to come to a decision one has to know the resources available, and at least now some of you know part of what’s out there and can make up their own mind on the matter.


Suggested Reading & Viewing:

A Breakaway Civilization – What It Is & What It Means For Us by Richard Dolan
The Secret Space Program & The Breakaway Civilization [Book Review]
The Secret Space Program & The Breakaway Civilization [Video]
The Black Budget by Catherine Austin Fitts [Video]
Why UFOs Matter – Richard Dolan
This Is The Black Economy By Catherine Austin Fitts [Part 1]
The Black Economy [Part 2] By Catherine Austin Fitts
From Ancient To Breakaway Civilizations – A Conversation With Walter Bosley
Rise Of The Fourth Reich by Jim Marrs
Saucers, Swatstikas & Psyops – A History Of A Breakway Civilization: Hidden Aerospace Technologies & Psychological Operations by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
Covert Wars & Breakaway Civilizations – The Secret Space Program, Celestial PsyOps & Hidden Conflicts by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell.
UFOs For The 21st Century Mind by Richard Dolan
The Case For A Breakaway Civilization [Part 1] – A Conversation With Richard Dolan
The Case For A Breakaway Civilization [Part 2] – A Conversation With Richard Dolan
Alien Agenda by Jim Marrs

#Book Review: UFOs For The 21st Century Mind by Richard Dolan | #SmartReads
Richard Dolan
March 28, 2019

In UFOs & The National Security State: Chronology Of A Cover-up – Volume 1, Richard Dolan carried out his opening salvo into the field of UFOlogy.  Seeking a veritable encyclopedia  of verifiable UFO sightings with government documents and the like, and never finding one, Dolan took it upon himself to write a book based upon all data he collated from all the previous research he had undertaken.  In essence, he wrote the book he was looking for in UFOlogy, but wasn’t available.

In UFO’s & The National Security State – Volume 2, Dolan further cemented himself as a genuine historian by buttressing his previous work with another landmark piece.  Like his other books, this book is sourced to the hilt, which is appreciated for those seeking to venture further into the abstruse.  Moreover, this book is also the book in which the term “Breakaway Civilization” was coined.  A notable point to be sure as its helped shed light into darker areas in this field by making some sense out of information that seems outlandish at first blush.  Also, the ‘encyclopedia’ that Dolan began in volume one continued.

Now, in UFOs For The 21st Century Mind, Dolan wrote a book to grapple the mind of newer generations and readers, the unexposed minds, the interested minds that have long sought to dive into “the phenomenon” but didn’t know where to start.  This is it.

Along this stream of thought, this book strikingly brings about a fresh new take on UFOs, with modern eyes, employing a much broader perspective and dataset than the average UFO book.  Dolan doesn’t simply stick to classic sightings, abductions and declassified documents, but goes beyond to ruminate upon the realm of consciousness, quantum entanglement and more.  This book really is an up-to-date assessment of the situation from a multiplicity of angles.

Dolan begins the book by examining what UFOs could be by guiding the reader closer to the subject in a thoughtful and yet trenchant manner.  This helps the reader familiarize themselves with the subject and come to realize that there are a variety of explanations for UFO phenomena, many of which do not get considered at length, if at all.  Additionally, this is also crucial because many individuals still continue to experience the phenomena in a variety of ways, and yet there aren’t any official channels to seek help from.

In Dolan’s own words:

“Whether or not you consider UFOs to be nonsense or of great importance, people are seeing things that are affecting them deeply.  Because there are no institutional structures for them to report or discuss what they see, they often keep silent, and try to forget or only secretly cherish one of the most incredible experiences of their lives.”[1]

Dolan, however, doesn’t shy away from the fact that this is a very serious issue.  While ruminating deeply upon it, he ponders reasons both pro and con that will help bring lucidity to a situation often bathed in shadows.  In fact, implications in the fields of economy, politics, religion, culture and science are given a cursory overview early on, and then are covered at length later in the book.  Dolan doesn’t merely stop there, though.

Journeying back in time, Dolan goes on to explore this phenomenon all the way back into ancient times and attempts to separate the wheat from the chaff.  This is important because it shows UFOs aren’t merely a modern phenomena.   In addition, salient subjects such as pyramids, lost civilizations, and ancient images are examined that make it likely that there is more than meets the eye within this expansive field.

Interestingly, we know that some pyramids contain astronomical data.  This is particularly interesting because when this information is taken in conjunction with much of the lore and myths that abound those structures, and the fact that there’s hundreds of pyramids around the globe, while also pondering the fact that many of the ancients and their myths around the globe mirror each other eerily similar, it should bring one pause.  Granted, this in and of itself is not proof of anything, but the evidence keeps amassing in a very suggestive manner nonetheless.

What’s more, as Dolan notes, some ancient writings seem to have what could be descriptions of ancient technology, such as the passage from Ezekiel, from the Bible, which Josef Blumrich, former NASA employee, sought to debunk.

Ironically, in the book The Spaceships of Ezekiel:

“Blumrich presented technical specifications of the spacecraft that he argued, fit Ezekiel’s description perfectly.  Of course, we should remember that Ezekiel presumably was describing something well beyond his experience for his time 2,500 years ago.  If he did see a descending spacecraft, he would have lacked the language or technological understanding to describe it in any way other than he did.”[2]

Later in the book, Dolan brings the reader up to more modern times when he examines a distinct array of sightings  and issues from the time.  These include ghost rockets, the Airship mysteries, which are rather fascinating in fact, the Minot case, the Malmstrom case, airspace violations and more.  Subsequent to that that, Dolan grapples with the issue of pervasive secrecy which he ruminates upon at length, and all that that entailed.  Many of the classics – Kecksburg, Aztec, Roswell – are also given a cursory glance.

But it doesn’t stop there.  Other significant incidents of “High Strangeness” get examined, such as some famous sightings around the globe, encounters with these beings, abductions [i.e. Travis Walton & Betty & Barney Hill] and even some crash retrievals.  All of this coalesces to show the reader that there’s more than ample evidence that the phenomena not only existed for many decades, but was taken extremely seriously by those in the upper echelons of society and those in official channels.

Dolan also makes sure to hone in on quite of few aspects of the early period within UFOlogy’s history.  Here he covers everything from the blatant cover up that took place behind the scenes, FOIA requests, the penetration of UFO groups by intelligence agencies and even touches upon the need for more people to get involved in a more serious manner.

This call to arms isn’t to be taken lightly.  As Dolan intimates:

“…a proper study of UFOs is a revolutionary experience.  It shatters old belief systems and forces us to look at our world in a completely new way.  Everything is affected: history, politics, economics, science, religion, culture, and our ultimate vision of who and what we are as human beings.”[3]

This subject seeps into all aspects of life, which is why it should be taken seriously.  When all collated information Dolan has amassed is pondered at length and given a fair shot, it is impossible not see something is going on.  Deeper truths lie buried deep within the rabbit holes of the field.  Undoubtedly, whenever some of these truths arise they will change the face of the world over night.  Those that are researching this field will be ahead of the pack in understanding the phenomenon and much of the disinformation that will also come regarding it, in the future.  That is another point to consider why this book should be read.

This subject is too important to overlook, and if humanity is ever going to prepare itself to live in a post-disclosure era, it is important to know the history of this subject and its implications.  If you’ve never read a book on this subject in your life, make this your first one.  You will not regret it.  As someone whose read over three dozen books on the subject, nothing else comes close to be this comprehensive while also being sober and realistic. Simply stated, if you want a book that is accessible to lay person, but also stimulating enough to get your brain cells churning, get this book.


[1] Richard Dolan, UFOs For The 21st Century Mind, p. 9
[2] Ibid., p. 55.
[3] Ibid., p. 2.
Suggested Reading:

A Breakaway Civilization – What It Is & What It Means For Us by Richard Dolan
The Secret Space Program & The Breakaway Civilization [Book Review]
The Secret Space Program & The Breakaway Civilization [Video]
Saucers, Swatstikas & Psyops – A History Of A Breakway Civilization: Hidden Aerospace Technologies & Psychological Operations by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell

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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.