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Caverns, Cauldrons, and Concealed Creatures: A Study of Subterranean Mysteries in History, Folklore, and Myth by [Mott, Wm. Michael]
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Expanded THIRD Edition, with hundreds of new pages, 4 NEW CHAPTERS, and dozens of new and additional images! Grave Distractions Publications is proud to announce the publication of the 3RD EDITION of the cult classic CAVERNS, CAULDRONS, AND CONCEALED CREATURES, is the first book of its kind to examine the striking similarities between folklore, religious, mythic, "new age," fictional, and first-hand eyewitness and historical accounts of anomalous beings, entities, cryptids, hidden civilizations, and related anomalies.

Drawing from scientific facts, folklore, comparative mythology and eyewitness/anecdotal sources, it is demonstrable that the structure of our planet, the history of our species, the underlying truths disguised as our myths, legends, folklore and " pop culture " imagery, are not quite what we have been led to believe. The Earth itself is much more complex in structure than we have realized, and our species has perhaps experienced, through the ages, encounters and conflicts with "others"— non-human intelligences or beings of various types who have seldom been our friends. Memories and accounts of these encounters have come down to us in the form of folklore and mythology, often viewed with superstitious terror or awe through the conditioned lenses of religions, religious interpretation or "folk traditions." Such encounters are continuing today.

The theories put forth in this book are based on two types of evidence: very strong circumstantial evidence based on folklore, mythology, religion, legends, archeology, geology, and related areas, and first-hand or witness accounts, both ancient and modern. Often these two areas of source material or even anecdotal evidence overlap.

It is possible that these various phenomena and beings are in fact modern representations of those who have traditionally been considered fairies, gnomes, trolls, nagas, djinn, "aliens" and their "magic" is a technology of such antiquity, advancement and complexity that it is, to our limited understanding, "magical." With UFOlogy, cryptozoology, Fortean phenomena, and all the rest, we are in fact seeing, perhaps even participating in, an ongoing contemporary " update of "folklore," which is in actuality the way our human minds attempt to gather, categorize, assimilate, comprehend and decipher (as well as "cover up" with terror-masking simplifications) the very REAL evidence for the existence of such beings and their ongoing yet seemingly inexplicable activities.

From ancient myths to modern experiences from credible witnesses, it is ALL folklore, and ancient folk traditions may contain much more truth than has previously been believed, just as "forteana" and related topics do today. Once we make the leap of understanding that the creation of folklore is part of the process of comprehending these mysteries, and even may be caused by them, the whole picture of our culture, literature, fairytales, Jungian archetypes, and so on takes on an entirely different light. The creation of folklore, based on very real " others " and their parasitical or otherwise peripheral activities, has become an instinctive, mind-protecting function for the collective human mind.

Throughout our oral and written history as a species, folktales and folk traditions have either hinted at or indicated the reality of this "hidden world" which surrounds us. The furtive and parasitical nature of this "alternate reality" leaves no doubt as to the intrinsic hostility of these "others," or at best, the indifference that some of their "racial types" or subspecies exhibit toward humankind.

This book has been previously published in a First Edition, an expanded Second Edition, and now is offered EXCLUSIVELY in a greatly-expanded, magnum opus 3rd Edition presentation by Grave Distractions Publications with introductions by Brad Steiger, Micha Hanks, Brian J Allen, and Dean de Lucia.

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4.0 out of 5 stars critters from underground 5 February 2014
By Mary C. Erikson - Published on
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good collation of events and legends and conclusions. I think there is a mix of ETs cryptoterrestrials and human whatnot and demons. That incident where an entity approaching a man who was holding a star lug wrench - which is effectively a cross also - turned back when it saw this, shows the power of the Cross! That cross signs existed before Christianity is irrelevant, God Who would have the Crucifixion to break the power of satan and give us salvation and atone for our sins (atonement is NOT at-one-ment that is a play on the English word, it is totally different sounding in Hebrew and Greek and means to cover a sin to make up for it to erase it), would have given that sign power in advance.

Whatever physical beings are involved, they seem allergic to Jesus Christ which should tell you something right there. I knew of two cases where invoking Jesus against satan caused the human carrier to flee along with the devil.

So physicality is not ruled out by exorcistic effects. Aliens can be demons, physical, or demon infested physical beings.

An interesting video series on youtube is by a scientist who has gone loony from working with these aliens in some underground base, they get inside your head, and he may have gotten in their head also. TWO of the videos have a definite satanic imagery to them, and incl. a far eastern flavor in one. the other tells a little story that adds up to, the aliens had a problem, and made a deal with the devil to solve their problem, so now are serving him.

I discuss this in a video embedded at [...] and in my book on amazon kindle, A Possible History of Life on Mars. In my late father Elliot Erikson's book also on kindle, Karl Marx and The Communist Manifesto, is an eyewitness story of Karl Marx blowing his top, and this and his hatred of religion (and he even once penned some pro satan poem, I don't think that is mentioned in this book but somewhere else) makes me suspicious that Marx was possessed, and of course so was Hitler. A pincher move. But nazism is closer to the demonic than the mere vaccuum of atheism in communism in general (aside from Marx) so is worse. an atheist can always be converted to Christianity being bored after a while with the spiritual dryness of atheism. covert ambiguous Christians were always in play in Russia and got more unambiguously Christian after the Iron Curtain fell.

The fairies and so forth are definitely trouble. they lie, they steal, and the initial peace between the Ottoman muslims and the Orthodox Church in the Balkans, Serbia in particular, was disrupted by a Montenegrin bishop who started the rant that the people don't need their religious freedom as much as their national identity. This fleshly unspiritual concept which worships serbian land as part of "the serbian soul" got entrenched and Velimirovich spoke approvingly of this, and said that fairies in the hills help the serbs with their struggles.

Well! a land beset with vampires and haunts and demons has fairies in the hills helping the people, eh? helping keep them estranged from Orthodoxy. most were not reliable church goers long before Communism.

these things are damn evil, and whether demons themselves or demon compromised physical beings with a technology or psychic skill to warp one's mind so the are invisible or whatever, they are following the style of Balaam in Numbers in The Bible, who, when he could not curse Israel for gold from the king of Moab, advised alienating the Israelites from YHWH by getting them into sin - fornication with Moabite women, and idolatry. This didn't work forever and 23,000 were killed for it by a plague God sent, and Balaam ended up dead.

But the analogy is obvious. These things want what they want, and they try to get us estranged from Jesus Christ. Either get people away from Him altogether, or water the faith down with New Age heresy in the west and meditative states of mind that make one more vulnerable to their influence, dreamy manipulatable states or in the case of Serbian Orthodoxy compromise the faith by viewing it as a cultural artifact, and entrench a mysticism of soil and nation with it defiling it.

I am Eastern Orthodox myself by conversion. I have been there done that and repented of it regarding the Republican party is the party of God sort of mentality, and I recognize the same game when it play out in another context.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another "Must Read" book for any researchers/enthusiast's of the unknown 9 May 2013
By Robbie Shaw - Published on
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Ok. I finished this book early last night,and at the present time,am still trying to think of a way to describe this work. A few words,indeed,will not do justice to such an in depth and concentrated effort on the part of Wm. Michael Mott,the author of Caverns,Cauldrons,and Concealed Creatures:A Study of Subterranean Mysteries in History,Folklore, and Myth. But,I will try.
I found this book,like most of my now favorites,causally browsing the Cryptid/Bigfoot/unknown sections of This work has left me just about speechless,for it brings so many things I've never considered,pertaining to the strange and unknown,witch in itself is great,. But to back up thoughts,theory's,speculations,,with historical references,from some of the most famous works in history,well,its flat out amazing! That pertains to me,personally,although I figure many may agree with this,after reading.
The world of the unknown,and for the moment unknowable,is a strange and spooky place. There's no clear and distinct lines. No rules and regulations. IMO,this work may be the closest thing to an explanation for so much of the unexplainable phenomena that presents itself to so many people,and has done so for uncounted century's. Mr Mott has explained the historical accounts,including the descriptions of certain phenomena,or entity's, in some cases from many sources,and has left little room for other interpretations on many of these experiences.
Very few books,it seems try to tackle these subjects in a way that's been done here. Again,IMO,it seems that tragically,mainstream America tends to joke,or just plain ignore strangeness,when it shows up unexpectedly. Hopefully soon,this awful characteristic of many will change,for the better. It's bad enough when every day people are traumatized,sometimes for life,by unknown and terrifying events or encounters,but to be ridiculed and joked about by the current state of news,or skeptics is blatantly inexcusable and un except able.
I would like to personally thank Mr Wm. Michael Mott,for his work and time that went into this book. I highly recommend it to anyone,who's interested in the unknown,for reading this book,one is bound to end the final page with an extended base of knowledge,and many new views and outlooks on ages old collections of subjects,entity's and creatures,and their history.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique and interesting book 24 September 2012
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This book is full of information that I have not read in any other book. The author tells of many accounts of creatures the dwell underground, from as widely disparate groups such as trolls, elves, dwarves, giants, yeti/sasquatch type creates to aliens, demons and many more supernatural creatures. Stories from people of modern times are included as well as the myths and folklore of various countries, including Europe, North America, the Middle East and other parts of the world. Even religious books are used for details, from a wide variety of religions. Other interesting topics in this book include things like the Hollow Earth theory. Though many of these things might sound far fetched, the stories and evidence presented appear to be authentic. I will admit that I even got slightly spooked after reading this book. I would recommend this book because it is so interesting that it is hard to put down and because it is unlike any other book I have read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very, very well done! I don't buy many books anymore, was glad I bought this one. Mr. Mott is well ahead of the times 12 April 2015
By Ruben - Published on
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I recently heard WM on a podcast and was blown away by his presentation of what is obviously years and years of research into an area not many are ready for, the man is far ahead of his time. I listen to a lot of people talk about a lot of "fringe" type subjects, and have learned not to be so quick to buy their books, often being disappointed in the past.

Not so with this book. For those of you that read Keel and Vallee and have had a hard time finding anyone that did more than regurge their ideas, or someone that took up where they left off, this is it, this is one of very few that also realized the whole idea of things unknown being native to this earth just as we are, ultimately makes a lot more sense than the currently popular ideas.

Overall, an excellent, excellent read that I did not at all regret buying and putting in the time to read. In a very few parts, I was less impressed by some of the stories put forth and with what I found when I tried to follow up with further research of my own. But overall, this was well-done and Mr. Mott has done a great job presenting ideas that are well out of the box, there is a piece of the puzzle here that goes a long way toward better explaining the experiences of many throughout history on this strange, haunted planet we find ourselves on.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and Disturbing 14 October 2013
By Colin Bayler - Published on
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This is not a fun book to read....but, it's an important book to read. Extremely well researched and detailed, it explains how we are nothing more than fodder for advanced, degenerate beings beneath our feet. This is essential reading for all peoples; but, especially those already interested in the crypto field. While I don't agree with 100% of his assertions, most of them dead on. You may want to think twice next time you a take a cave tour.