Okay, I realize that by now I sound like some gushing little fanboy where Farrell's work is concerned. The trouble is, there is so little work of this caliber, it is difficult not to gush. I promise I will try to be moderate.
In yet another of his seemingly endless stream of interesting and exciting books about "hidden history," Farrell has once more created a fascinating piece of research which draws one in like a "page turner" mystery.
This book approaches hidden technology in history from the viewpoint of the nature of Alchemy. There are three major sections - one devoted to "American Gold," one to "Russian Mercury," and one to our old friend, German Xerum 525.
The American Gold mentioned is David Hudson's (re)discovery of monatomic gold and "ORMEs" - Orbitally Rearranged Monatomic Elements. This form of gold, and other platinum group metals as well, exhibits characteristics far different than we are used to seeing in mainstream chemistry, some quite bizarre and other-worldly. In fact, the substances have been included in the term "exotic matter" for their astonishing traits.
The section on Russian Mercury is about the infamous "Red Mercury" which caused such a stir in the 80s. While some consider it pure fiction, Farrell clearly shows that there is something quite substantial to the story, and interestingly enough, it leads to our "exotic matter" friend from Nazi Bell research, Xerum 525, which the third section of the book explores in a few more aspects than he has covered before.
Along the way, Farrell introduces us to the usual wide array of research and forgotten (suppressed?) science, such as the exciting torsion physics ("causal mechanics" in Kozyrev's terms) work of Dr. Nikolai Kozyrev, which was classified in the U.S.S.R. for a long time. Kozyrev's work has incredible importance. The work of Burkhard Heim is also explored, and like Kozyrev, is extremely interesting and paradigm changing. The book is worth it for this information alone.
Farrell has an ability to piece together this kind of information in a way that is simply irresistible. The weaving of obscure physics, history, metaphysical studies, politics, etc., is amazing and deeply informative. I find his methods rigorous, honest, and insightful, and his writing engaging and thought provoking.
This was one of those books I could barely stand to put down - its ideas haunted my thoughts, pulling me back to the book over and over again. I put all my other reading on hold and even took extra time off from work to finish it as quickly as I could. This is the kind of book one wants to think about and let simmer in one's mind, considering the possibilities and implications of the information. I would love to take a several month retreat (in Barbados or Fiji, please) to immerse myself in his work and give the deeply profound implications of these things time to really take a strong hold in my thoughts. Sigh.......
I do not hesitate to recommend this book if you are interested in radical physics, hidden/suppressed history, or just like to think. This book presents a few more pieces in the puzzle of our world, and is very welcome. As always, I recommend all of Farrell's books without hesitation.