My father died of stomach cancer and was diagnosed in February. At my parent's house, the lounge downstairs had been turned into a living-room-bedroom for my father who was unable to walk up and down the stairs. My brother and I was staying with my parents at this time. My brother slept upstairs in our father's room, while I slept in the spare bedroom.
During the night, and in the room where my brother slept (our father's room) a picture falls off the wall; the string or twine holding the picture to the wall fixture had simply snapped in the middle, right where it hung on the wall fixture. All of us were puzzled by the fact that the twine is strong and doesn't look as if it had worn away or had become frayed where it broke. All the other pictures which were put up at the same time in the same room and have been hanging for years, show no signs of the strings holding them having become worn at all, and all are still strong.
The picture - a print of an old water colour painting - is the only one in the room that features a horse-drawn carriage having just passed through an archway (portal) under a bridge. The theme of the picture or print is one of 'departure' - i.e., of the York Mail leaving the Temple Bar in London and is dated 1830.
The following day, Friday 4th November, our father's condition had worsened to the point where it was decided that he be taken to the Hospice again; however we are told that there isn't a spare bed available at the hospice this time around. It is then suggested that he should be taken to the only spare bed available in North Devon which is at a Nursing Care Home in Ilfracombe - some 25 miles away. Our father is then taken away by ambulance that Friday evening, and it will be the last time he will leave the house - never to return again . . . "departure".
My mother and I were with him throughout his last week, which began at the Nursing Care Home in Ilfracombe, Devon. However, because of complications, and because it would be nearer to us in case of an emergency, on Monday night my father was moved to Bideford Hospital, some two miles from my parent's home.
The next day we spent all day and night with him.
That afternoon he pointed at the area in the room in front of him and mumbled something like, "They're coming for me".
My mother asked me if that was what she had just heard him say, and I confirmed it, although the sentence wasn't clear. However, he would occasionally say something afterwards that wasn't at all related to this incident - like asking for a drink, or mumbling that he was in pain.
6:50 AM. Thursday, November 10 2011, my father passes away in Bideford Hospital, North Devon.
I later heard from my daughter Li, that Apple boss, Steve Job's last words were: "Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow" as he was looking past his wife, daughter and sister at a vacant space in the room.
. . . Just goes to show that passing over doesn't always happen without incident.
By the way, if you do a web-search on 'pictures falling off the wall', you will receive many pages that will tell you that its a bad omen that usually precedes the death of someone close or someone in the house.
Gary Osborn 15th November 2011
“Superstition of one sort or another, was also rife in working class London. People might attend church, as a one-off event, not because they were Christian but to “change their luck”. Lucky horseshoes were widespread, along with elephant charms (still sold by hawkers door to door in the 1960s and perhaps later). Spilling salt was unlucky, along with the colour green, crossing on the stairs, crossed knives and forks, scissors or penknives as gifts, and passing a cross-eyed person – or a black cat – in the street.
A picture falling from the wall foretold a death in the household.” (My emphasis.)
From the book, by Phil Baker. p14.
Gary's wife, Heather Elizabeth Osborn, is a writer, researcher, priestess, and English professor, and has been a guest on the TV series Forbidden History and "What on Earth!" She has vast international teaching experience in the US and in the UK. While living in London, she pursued Ph.D. research on Goddess Mythology in Literature and trained in Glastonbury as a Priestess of Avalon with noted author, Kathy Jones.
She is the president and founder of The Swan Centre, an organization dedicated to spiritual courses, priest/ess trainings, events, and pilgrimages to global sacred destinations. She has first-hand experiential knowledge of sacred sites, in addition to both her academic and spiritual training in ancient mysteries and mythology in British, Celtic, Egyptian, Native American, and Greco-Roman traditions.
Heather is also a contributing writer to The Heretic Magazine and has a column on The Heretic website. She is completing a book entitled, In the Eyes of Isis, which focuses on her spiritual experiences in the landscapes of the UK and Ireland.
Heather and Gary are also currently writing a book together, focusing on aspects of their research into ancient mysteries.
Heather's daily joys and inspirations are fueled by the love of her son Sean and her husband Gary, the greatest truth in her understanding of life's mysteries.
Gary Osborn was born in Camberwell, London.Brought up in Peckham, London, Gary attended Peckham Park Primary and then William Penn Grammar in Dulwich, London.
Gary is married to Heather Elizabeth Osborn (formerly Adams), also a writer, professor and was once co-host for Capricorn Radio and TV. (See Heather's Bio below).
Gary is presently living in North Devon and has one son, Cameron, and three daughters, Lise, Freya and Angel, and with Heather, his stepson Sean.
Once worked for the Daily Mail newspaper as a graphic artist and photo archivist and was also involved with the media-film industry before managing a family business – a graphic-design and screen-printing company which specialised in both designing and creating custom-made studio equipment for various internationally-known recording artists.
Gary has been a writer on mysticism and esoteric traditions for well over fifteen years. He has written and co-written various articles covering subjects related to Ancient Mysteries: Esoteric traditions, Alchemy, Mysticism, Ancient Shamanism and the nature of reality and human consciousness.
He is best known for his 'Neutral Point Theory' of consciousness associated with the balance of opposites, the 'Law of Three' and the 'Third Force.' He is also the first person in recent times to bring attention to the encoded 23.5-degree Earth's axis angle, which he has found in paintings and many other sources throughout history, and also within the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Between 1999 and 2002 Gary was involved in various projects related to some respected members of the Esalen Physics of Consciousness Group – having been a daily contributor to a forum which included theoretical physicists, Jack Sarfatti and Hal Puthoff, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, author Colin Wilson and psychic Uri Geller.
Gary has written two books with former "co-author" Philip Gardiner - The Serpent Grail 2005 and The Shining Ones (released August, 2006). Gary's ideas and theories were first presented in The Serpent Grail, by which he was able to present a fresh new interpretation of the Grail (the three levels) and also properly define the mystery of the 'Philosopher's Stone', and all in terms of cyclical phenomena and what our physicist's know today as 'zero-point energy'.His own contributions comprise the first half of the book.
Gary's theories and insights into the Kundalini phenomenon, the hypnagogic state - the 'Midpoint' in consciousness associated with attaining awakening or enlightenment - also provided the whole basis for Philip Gardiner's book Gnosis (2005) and also the answer to the mystery of Solomon's Temple - an allegory pointing to the Kundalini experience and how to achieve gnosis and 'illumination'.
Gary has appeared on BBC Radio Nottingham and also The James Whale Show TalkSport, and has also presented 'The Serpent Grail' in a series of lectures - appearing at The Theosophical Society in London, QuestCon 05, organised every year by friend and fellow author Andrew Collins, and also BUFORA (British UFO Research Association). Gary has been a guest on Whitley Streiber's Dreamland Radio show Revelations with host William Henry, also Behind the Paranormal with hosts Paul and Ben Eno, and also Coast to Coast AM with host George Noory. He has been 'Author of the Month' twice on the Graham Hancock Website to promote the books The Serpent Grail (2005) and The Giza Prophecy. (2012).
Gary's work has been featured on the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association Website and also Sub Rosa Magazine and Hera - an Italian magazine.
In 2009 Gary began work on a book project with author Scott Creighton, and between them they co-authored a radical and groundbreaking book about the true purpose of the pyramids of Giza, 'The Giza Prophecy'. The foreword was kindly written by best-selling author, Graham Hancock, and was released in the USA and Canada, January 2012, and in the UK, 1st February 2012.
Gary has written a series of articles for both Mindscape and Heretic Magazines of which he is a regular contributor, and also New Dawn magazine with Scott Creighton.
Since January 2011, Gary has also been working with Jim Penniston (ex USAF retired) and John Burroughs (ex USAF retired) - primary witnesses of the Rendlesham UFO Forest Incident in December 1980. These findings are associated with information extracted from the last remaining pages of the Penniston Binary Code. Work is still in progress and the findings are to be included in a future book with the working title The Rendlesham Enigma. due for publication in 2018.
Updates and further information will be presented on this Website. See here: The Penniston Binary Code. In early 2012, Gary was a guest on the Behind the Paranormal radio show with hosts Paul and Ben Eno, along with guests Jim Penniston and John Burroughs.
Click here to go to the Rendlesham Forest Incident Website.
Gary has also recently been collaborating with author Robert Bauval, and together they have co-authored articles about the new discoveries regarding the Great Pyramid of Giza. Gary has also contributed an appendix to Robert's new book Cosmic Womb co-authored with Professor Chandra Chandra Wickramasinghe Ph.D, which will be published in December 2017.
Gary’s interests range from history, science and technology, quantum physics, philosophy, psychology and popular culture to metaphysics and esoteric subjects.
Gary is naturally inclined to the world of art, literature and music, and aside from his numerous graphic-art projects – he has been a portrait artist and semi-professional jazz- rock musician and composer in his spare time.
Gary had both been in various bands and helped form a rock band, 'True Lies' in the early 90s, which was a covers band playing regularly in various pubs around London and Kent. Recently old videos have been discovered of the band's gigs at The Golden Gloves, in Fulham Palace Road, London. These videos have been preserved on YouTube.
Before January 2010, Gary was seen playing and gigging the pubs, clubs and venues circuit around London, Surrey and Kent with rock band COAST - a band first put together by him and drummer James Hannington in 2003.