I was born in the UK, my father worked in the local factory and my mother was a hairdresser. I’m the first in my close family not to work in a coal mine for generations. My grandfather was a soldier who fought at the battle of the Somme in the first world war and my father served in the Australian air force in the second world war. I had a happy childhood, studied art and philosophy at university and graduated in 1985.
I had a lot of supernatural experiences as a child, which prompted me to become interested in the paranormal and spirituality and I participated in Matthew Mannings psychic experiment in the early 70′s.
I wanted to know the truth of spiritual and mystical experience, I didn’t want to get lost in my own imagination or belief, I felt that the real thing had to be due to real causes and that they could be discovered by studying spirituality objectively, and so I began to explore it methodically, by researching, doing different exercises and looking for repeatable facts. From 1981 I began attending new age and spiritual groups and in 1982 and 1983 I attended the 10-day series of talks by J. Krishnamurti at Brockwood park in Hampshire. And surprisingly enough I appear in the audience in videos of some of Krishnamurti’s talks.
However, I got the most effective teachings from Gnosticism where I learned to have out-of-body experiences and studied esoteric knowledge in more depth.
From 1990 I began teaching Gnosticism in an organization based in Latin America and in 1994 I moved to Australia to teach there. In 1999 members in Australia formed a new organization and I was elected to coordinate it in 2000.
Websites were created with a series of online courses titled Astral Travel and Dreams, Searching Within, and Esoteric Wisdom in which my work was provided as free downloadable PDFs. My online course material was also released as books and I appeared on about 60 radio and television programs including 18 at the BBC. This website was created in 2007, and that year I moved to the US to continue the work there.
In 2010, people who were thrown out of the organization I was in, launched a revenge campaign against me, some of the most sinister forces in society were brought against me, I was declared a heretic in some circles, and my name was smeared with lies by anonymous trolls. In 2012 legal measures in our favor stopped individuals smearing us and in 2013, after the truth came out about them, the smear campaign ended.
I’ve been gradually putting my work on this website in articles and free eBooks. I’m writing an updated version of the self-knowledge book at the moment and, after that, I plan to begin writing a book about more advanced esoteric experience. My wife Angela contributes to the blogs, articles, books and research, as well as helping to keep the site together.
I’ve always been put off by the religious fanaticism that I’ve come across through these years and I’ve seen both the benefits and pitfalls of religions. With the nature of what I’m doing now I don’t wish to be boxed in by narrow mindsets. I like to live and think as freely as I can and this often puts me outside conventional ideas. But I explore hidden realities and secret knowledge and I came here to try to return to the source consciousness, which by its nature is an unconventional way of living.
I write as Belsebuub, which is the name of my higher Being (everyone’s higher consciousness or Being has a name by the way) and from my experiences on this journey. I don’t say things to be popular or liked, just to explain what I’m doing in my own life, so that whoever wishes to explore similar things can benefit from my experience. I’ve always made my work available freely without charging money and I believe that this kind of information should be available to everyone regardless of their financial standing.
I’ve been practicing astral projection and the core spiritual principles found at the heart of universal spirituality for over 10 years now. I share what I’ve experienced so far, along with the research I’ve done into ancient texts and traditions, in what I write here on this site. Mark is a teacher, but I am a writer, not a spiritual teacher – which is an important distinction to make. The esoteric knowledge on this site has been uncovered through Mark’s experience, which I help to chronicle. I also use it in my research to decipher ancient texts, sites and myths that would have otherwise remained obscure and incomprehensible.