Born on the 18th of April, 1946, in the small provincial town of Whangarei, New Zealand, the childhood and formative years of the author were predominantly influenced by the cultural beliefs and practices of an extended, primarily Maori, family group. Those particular beliefs, riven through with psychic fear and Maori superstition, inculcated the same fear during his childhood years, even around completely natural events. The one European influence, his father, did counter-balance the more extreme Maori beliefs prevalent at that time. Those formative experiences, however, were to prove a valuable catalyst in his later search for answers to, among other things, the Maori cultural paradigm of childhood.
Eight years of Military service in the New Zealand Army, Regular Force, were especially defining in that his horizons broadened considerably, particularly during his six years with an Operational Infantry Battalion long-stationed in South East Asia. Many years of comprehensive jungle training produced an Infantry Unit that had no equal in Jungle Warfare, expertise necessary for the author’s first taste of Military Operations in Borneo during Indonesia’s ‘Confrontation’ with Malaysia. That experience provided the almost perfect lead-up for the author and his ‘Battalion brothers’ for the Vietnam War in which New Zealand soldiers took part. Three ‘Tours of Duty’ between May 1967 and November 1971 meant that the author personally knew most of the New Zealand soldiers killed and wounded there. The protection granted him by a ‘clear guiding voice’ shortly after beginning his third and final T.O.D. – “You will not be harmed while you are here…” – powerfully-enhanced the spiritually-necessary experiences of the Vietnam War to more strongly anchor an already inherent urge within to find ‘real’ answers to the great questions to life. Answers that men have always sought; the meaning and purpose of life, the where, what and why of human existence, and what happens at death etc… [You, reader, may question why there is a strong emphasis here on the author’s time in the New Zealand Army.]
It was only in 2012, after the completion of all his writings and his colleague’s preparation of this website as the foundation for the dissemination of those Works, was the author finally granted ‘clear recognition’ for “why” he was ‘guided’ to be an Army Infantry ‘grunt’ at a time of continual Operations for his Infantry Battalion. Without the raw ‘life-experience’ that only war can really give, the writings on this website could not, would not, have come into being. His necessary immersion in the Vietnam War over a period of four years was therefore crucial for his true purpose in life. The singular life-lesson that emerged from that experience, and which shaped the very ethos of the author’s writings, was a deep recognition of the word: Superficial!
Of all Armed Services when on ‘Operations’, the universal Infantryman rarely has a clean bed in which to sleep. On “Ops”, his is the immediate world of food and water deprivation at times, heat and sweat, grimy smelly bodies and clothing, cold and rain – and mud. In the, then, author’s world of the Army “grunt”, superficiality, in any shape or form, simply had no place – for death and maiming was ever-present. Through the experience, the serious recognition that superficial thinking, analysis and action in anything is weak and lazy, lacks real strength and purpose and thus conviction, set the necessarily-uncompromising parameters for his writings. As he has subsequently experienced, however, superficiality flourishes in the civilian worlds of corporations, consumerism, politics and religion etc… Thus, the author’s hard-edged, no-nonsense stance in his analyses of contentious religious, scientific, social and cultural issues affecting collapsing global societies today, have their genesis in his years in ‘the mud and jungle’ of South East Asia. Even though a time of ignoble war, unnecessary death and hard slog; for the author sure trust and deep comradeship made it all especially rewarding, powerfully enhancing “the soldiers bond”; a most especial thing that reaches its fullest expression when “on Ops”, yet lasts a lifetime.
The author’s search for ‘answers’ began in earnest in 1973 after leaving the Army. Seeking assiduously firstly within the main Christian denominations, thence to the other ‘great religions’ and finally to the lesser-known ones over a period of around eight years; that ‘wide-seeking’ did not produce the answers he intuitively knew must exist somewhere on earth. Mostly, all he found was just “religiosity”.
Holding fast to the great directive: “Seek and you shall find”, he continued on, this time journeying to Western Australia where he lived for six years. And there, after a deep and profound experience, the ‘door to recognition’ finally opened. Returning to New Zealand in 1983 with that new knowledge, “precise guidance” not only provided the author with employment on the Water Supply dams for Auckland City, but also a ‘company house’ overlooking one of those dams in the forested hills of the Water Catchments. And there, in that forested peace and solitude, he was “directed” to write the books and Booklet Series that now find their place on this website.
Armed with the necessary knowledge required for his writings, his first book was written primarily for the Maori race of New Zealand to 1; explain the true meaning of ‘colonisation’, and 2; in extension, to hopefully anchor the realisation that in the long history of human social/tribal evolution, the Maori race – through Ratana, the last and strongest of a line of Maori Religious Prophets, post-colonisation – in an unprecedented, single moment in time in the 20th century, could have forever left behind all aspects of tribalism to become ‘One People’. The greater majority chose not to!
Thus was his “soldier’s mission” – post N.Z. Army. Powerfully guided from Above, it was to first find the ‘answers’ that would ‘put right’ the many errors and distortions plaguing so-called ‘human knowledge’. Global Christendom, however, was the primary group of humanity to which the main bulk of his writings was directed. For he well-recognised that despite their very many appalling and inexcusable errors concerning the face-book of their religion, The Bible, and about Jesus and why He came to earth, Christianity nonetheless still held correctly to the fact of His existence as probably their most important tenet. The author’s clarification about the true meaning of Jesus’ life and mission was also written for other religions and belief systems, for it is the key foundational-knowledge that al peoples of earth should long ago have accepted.
Unlike many writers who endorse religion as a positive thing for mankind, the author does not. His explanations and elucidation of Creation-Law and The Truth that inherently derives from it – the knowledge he was directed to find – unequivocally reveal ‘religion’ to now be the problem and curse of global humanity, for it is the ‘creation’, tool, reason, excuse and power-plaything of the too-many religious groups inexorably dragging humankind downwards into rigid, intolerant and increasingly-bloody ‘religious insanity’. Thus today, the very meaning, form and ethos of human religion put it in direct and dangerous opposition to The Primordial Power of Truth!
In concert with that undeniable truth, the force behind the author’s guidance is clearly evident in the roughly two million words that comprise the now-completed writings. The explanations are clear and logical to the point of being almost brutal. They make no apologies and “take no prisoners”. There are no shades of grey, and the lukewarm superficiality that characterises much of ‘modern-man’ and his religions, finds no place in the author’s works. The deeper knowledge therein, to which his “ordained and guided mandate” graciously led him, thus links to The Will Itself.
For that statement, he makes no apologies either – to anyone, or any organization, anywhere. For he – now a “Soldier for Truth” – answers only to his Lord Commander: HE Who gave Life to all – and “clear guidance for his mission”.
The author thus holds “The Mandate” to proclaim to global Christendom in the first instance, that not only did Jesus, The Son Of God, not return to earth, but that Bible prophecy concerning The One Who was to Come: – has been fulfilled. HE came “like a thief in the night”, and “only the few” were awake – and recognised. HE it was Who brought the deeper knowledge that the author was “directed to find” and use in his writings.
The ‘Supporting’ Mandate from Paul, the Apostle of Jesus. Regarded as a noted intellectual thinker and scholar by Christian academics throughout history to the present day, Paul’s clear admonition to the academic elite of his time can be applied to present-day academics.
From Paul, founder of “The Church”: For University academics, for Christian theologians and readers of the author’s writings; the clear mandate and directive Paul gave to his followers is also that for the author.
From “The Holy Bible in Modern English” [Ferrar Fenton’s seminal Work]; in Corinthians 1:26-29, we read:
“For, contemplate your vocation brothers: that not many philosophers, not many powerful, not many high-born – on the contrary, God has chosen the foolish of the world, so that He might shame the philosophic…” “Therefore none can boast in the presence of God.”
“…how many of you were wise in the ordinary sense of the word, how many were influential people, or came from noble families? No, it was to shame the wise that God chose what is foolish by human reckoning…” (The Jerusalem Bible. [All emphases mine.])
Since the author possesses no earthly academic mandate from a ‘Theological College’ or similar, without boast he therefore accepts for his Works – which greatly derive from the real Truth of The Bible and the Teachings of Jesus – the above supporting mandate from Paul, the appointed Apostle of that time.
As one who will surely be regarded as “foolish by human [academic] reckoning” with regard to the Works he was graciously directed to write, the author very gratefully counts himself as one of Paul’s “foolish”.