A brief on gun control, (trans)gender ideology

By Darryl E Berry Jr

Male, Female, Are Not Identities (and Are Not Interchangeable)

There’s no such thing as a trans person since humans cannot and thus don’t change sex/gender. (Sex and gender are essentially the same thing, contrary to gender ideology’s indoctrination.) Therefore, a “transwoman” is a still man, and a “transman” is still a woman, however they dress or identify or alter their appearance or what have you, and no matter how many people can be tricked or coerced or bullied into saying otherwise.

“Shall not be infringed”

It seems the Founding Fathers learned some things, having dealt with a tyrannous regime. Gun laws/control are unconstitutional and tyrannous – and sets the stage for future tyranny. Therefore, people are colluding to bring about the slavery of others or being manipulated to bring about their own slavery.

Someone who lived under Communist tyranny gives us a firsthand example that what I say is true (Yeonmi Park is another one who relevant experience to share):

Copyright (c) 2024 Darryl E Berry Jr

Flat Earth Comparison 1

This article is a continuation of my Earth Measurement 1, where I used the method of Eratosthenes, as taught in my introductory astronomy class, to measure the circumference of the Earth.

We can calculate both the height of the Sun and the angular height of the Sun for a flat Earth, given the information from Earth Measurement 1. Simply, sunsets demonstrate that the Earth is a globe.


DateandTime.info, https://dateandtime.info/distancenorthpole.php?id=3675443

McToon, Sun Minimum Angular Elevation, https://mctoon.net/febs6/

Copyright (c) 2024 Darryl E Berry Jr

Chat Replies for “DEBATE: Flat Vs Globe | Alan & Toby Vs PhD Tony & Darryl | Podcast”

Copyright © 2024 by Darryl E Berry Jr

Live on 3/2/24

Last updated 3-10-24

Hey you all. Here are some of my answers to a few repeated questions / challenges / attacks / critiques / observations throughout the video comment threads. I may update this periodically, including adding timestamps, etc:

* ​ For those looking for it, I have challenged Witsit to a debate already, through MDD and directly. The vid of it is on my channel in a ‘Challenge to Witsit’ playlist, vid ‘FE Challenge & Response #17 – Challenging Witsit to a Debate – 5-26-24’. We already had a debate planned for Sunday 5/26/24. We were told the flatties pulled out, Witsit and the other. I found Witsit that same day in a discord server and he claimed he never agreed to the debate due to Tony being there. I challenged him personally to a one-on-one debate. This was streamed live and I have a clip in the above video. It seems since we were scheduled already that evening, we could have used the same slot for a debate one on one. My challenge still stands. I challenged him in a recent MDD stream as well, in the live chat. Check when McToon smashed the fake Moon landing guy a day or two later, near the very end of the vid.

* The flat Earthers were caught in a despicable collusion (1:02:33 and screenshot), including the dishonest tactic of trying to get us upset rather than discussing the topic, and getting preempted for and fed super chats to pad their responses. Let it be known that Tony and I had no communication before the debate, nor during except for the debate itself. No one was feeding us information or tactics, nor deceiving the other side and the audience by sending us prepared super chats. There was no plan to derail the conversation by psychological attacks, but to address the topic at hand. We have facts and truth on our side and therefore we have no need for dishonest tactics. Are we talking about NASA who was engaging in and interacting with dishonesty and deception? No. It’s the flat Earthers.

*To people criticizing that I deferred to experts: Since it’s bad for me to defer to experts, then please explain why flat earthers are basing their arguments on the experts through the scientific papers of the experts? Moreover, why do they pick and choose? They accept surveyor measurements when they want to show their black swan image for instance, but then say the science and methods are fake or lies or whatever when the same surveyor techniques (for instance, by the Maine Surveyor) show that the Earth is a globe. They reference and base their position upon the Michelson–Morley experiment (apparently abbreviated MMX) paper. However, they don’t even read the entire thing, and/or only just word search or focus on FE echo chamber highlighted sections, and/or ignore that the paper itself says the Earth and solar system moves. They bring up other scientific papers too, such as by Wang, but then say the expert they invoked to support themselves is wrong when the paper disproves their claims. It’s amazing.

*To people saying I asked random qotcha questions: I didn’t ask random questions of the flat Earthers. I asked specifically about what they presented themselves as experts on. There’s a difference. Relativity. “MMX”. Probabilities. Evidence. Etcetera. They failed again and again. It’s all in the debate. Truth be told, they tried to gotcha me by trying to turn it back on me, when they claim to have read and, in some sense, taught “MMX” and other papers for so many hours at a time. I only read it and the other papers I addressed once quickly the day or so before. However, with even my meager base of genuine understanding of math and science, I could debunk and expose their misunderstanding. I suspect this is why flat Earthers don’t go to universities or space agencies to have honest conversations with the experts. They would be even less able to get away with misrepresenting science than with Tony and I – with me of course being less knowledgeable on things than Tony and other experts.

Solar Investigations Via Astrophotography 1

By Darryl E Berry Jr

Last Updated 1/14/24

Note: All photos/images Copyright © 2023-2024 Darryl E Berry Jr unless noted otherwise. You have permission to share or republish with full reference / citation / linking.

Question to the reader – which picture looks best?? You can comment at the bottom of the page, or contact me via the contact page.


Canon EOS Rebel T7 f/0 F-stop 1/320 sec. ISO-800 0 step Exposure bias 50mm Focal length Pattern metering mode (Good – SNIP) Celestron – EclipSmart Safe Solar Eclipse Telescope – 50MM Refractor

NASA comparison https://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/

1/1/24 (The Moon)

Canon EOS Rebel T7 f/8 F-stop 1/500 sec. ISO-100 0 step Exposure bias 300mm Focal length Pattern metering mode (IMG_0082)


Canon EOS Rebel T7 f/0 F-stop 1/50 sec. ISO-200 0 step Exposure bias 50mm Focal length Pattern metering mode (Great 1) Celestron – EclipSmart Safe Solar Eclipse Telescope – 50MM Refractor

Canon EOS Rebel T7 f/0 F-stop 1/60 sec. ISO-200 0 step Exposure bias 50mm Focal length Pattern metering mode (Great 2) Celestron – EclipSmart Safe Solar Eclipse Telescope – 50MM Refractor

Canon EOS Rebel T7 f/0 F-stop 1/100 sec. ISO-400 0 step Exposure bias 50mm Focal length Pattern metering mode (Great 3) Celestron – EclipSmart Safe Solar Eclipse Telescope – 50MM Refractor

NASA comparison https://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/


Canon EOS Rebel T7 f/0 F-stop 1/60 sec. ISO-100 0 step Exposure bias 50mm Focal length Pattern metering mode (IMG_0001 – Copy) Celestron – EclipSmart Safe Solar Eclipse Telescope – 50MM Refractor

Canon EOS Rebel T7 f/0 F-stop 1/30 sec. ISO-200 0 step Exposure bias 50mm Focal length Pattern metering mode (IMG_0010 – Copy) Celestron – EclipSmart Safe Solar Eclipse Telescope – 50MM Refractor

Canon EOS Rebel T7 f/0 F-stop 1/200 sec. ISO-200 0 step Exposure bias 50mm Focal length Pattern metering mode (IMG_0018 – Copy) Celestron – EclipSmart Safe Solar Eclipse Telescope – 50MM Refractor

NASA comparison https://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/


Canon EOS Rebel T7 f/0 F-stop 1/25 sec. ISO-100 0 step Exposure bias 50mm Focal length Pattern metering mode (IMG_0001 – Copy) Celestron – EclipSmart Safe Solar Eclipse Telescope – 50MM Refractor

Canon EOS Rebel T7 f/0 F-stop 1/100 sec. ISO-100 0 step Exposure bias 50mm Focal length Pattern metering mode (IMG_0007 – Copy) Celestron – EclipSmart Safe Solar Eclipse Telescope – 50MM Refractor

Canon EOS Rebel T7 f/0 F-stop 1/500 sec. ISO-100 0 step Exposure bias 50mm Focal length Pattern metering mode (IMG_0014 – Copy) Celestron – EclipSmart Safe Solar Eclipse Telescope – 50MM Refractor

Canon EOS Rebel T7 f/0 F-stop 1/50 sec. ISO-200 0 step Exposure bias 50mm Focal length Pattern metering mode (IMG_0019 – Copy) Celestron – EclipSmart Safe Solar Eclipse Telescope – 50MM Refractor

NASA comparison https://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/

Copyright © 2023-2024 Darryl E Berry Jr

Ask the Nuwaupians / Nuwaubians, Are the Four Friends, Dean Hardy, Mary Hardy, Marjorie Killick, and Kenneth Killick, Some Of The Masters Who Guide Malachi York’s Pen?

Originally published April 18, 2019. Last updated September 2023.

Copyright © 2019-2023 Darryl E Berry Jr. You are encouraged to share this article online, for non-commercial use, as long as full a active hyperlink to this page is provided, and the article is shared in full including with full author attribution and copyright. Please send a link to the page to debj@darryleberryjr.com. For print sharing please contact me there to discuss.

Featured image composite “Plagiarism” contributed by Chuck Morgan (http://nuwaupianism.com); incorporating Pyramid Energy and El Maguraj book cover images both scanned for informational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).


I was a member of the Holy Tabernacle Ministries for a few years, a cult started by a man named York – or Malachi Z York as I new him at the time, but also going by many other names. I spent time so-called “propagating the doctrine,” i.e., teaching classes. Eventually I moved to Georgia to be close to purported holy land of the organization, called “the land,” “Kadesh,” or eventually “Tama Re,” primarily to escape the purported celestial catastrophe of the year 2000. But soon I learned it was all a sham. Pun intended.

“Malachi” York was good about identifying the faults in other religions. However, when I applied the same logic to his “teachings” I began to find the same flaws… and more! Here are a few things I’ve found, observed, and experienced. References are cited in the text and in a reference list at the end of the article.

Ask the Nuwaupians / Nuwaubians, Are the Four Friends, Dean Hardy, Mary Hardy, Marjorie Killick, and Kenneth Killick, Some Of The Masters Who Guide Malachi York’s Pen?

The book Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man was first published in July of 1987. This was well before Malachi York “authored” the book El Maguraj in the 1990’s. In this article I will show that Malachi York’s claim of authorship of El Maguraj is a farce. I will show that the book El Maguraj is plagiarized from the book Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man by the Four Friends: Dean Hardy, Mary Hardy, Marjorie Killick, and Kenneth Killick. Furthermore, with the help of diligent research by Chuck Morgan (https://nuwaupianism.com), I’ll show that York’s basis for “spiritual alignment” presented in El Maguraj was plagiarized from The Book of Knowledge: Keys of Enoch by Dr. James J. Hurtak. There seems to be no end to the extent to which York would plagiarize someone else’s work.

Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man by Four Friends Dean Hardy, Mary Hardy, Marjorie Killick, and Kenneth Killick book cover. Scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr.
Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man by Four Friends Dean Hardy, Mary Hardy, Marjorie Killick, and Kenneth Killick copyright page. Scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr.

To establish the point of Malachi Z York’s plagiarism further, Pyramid Energy is itself a combination of two previously published works by this group of authors (Hardy, D., Hardy, M., Killick, M., & Killick, K., 1987, pp. II-IV). The previous two books are Pyramid Energy and the Second Coming by Dean & Mary Hardy and Marjorie & Kenneth Killick, published in 1981, and Pyramid Energy Explained by Mary Hardy, Dean Hardy, Kenneth Killick, Jim Keating, and Three Initiates, published in 1979. To repeat: these two even earlier books are combined by these authors into the single publication Pyramid Energyall published before York’s El Maguraj.

The El Maguraj book was the first instance of plagiarism I became aware of in York’s writings and teachings. I first saw El Maguraj when I was a disciple living in a Holy Tabernacle Ministries community in New Orleans, Louisiana. I remember El Maguraj being published in the 1990’s. But it wasn’t until a few years after I left the community – due in part to finding inconsistencies in York’s teachings – that while researching pyramids I found his plagiarism of the book Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man.

I began to share what I had found. But surprisingly, I communicated with Nuwaubians who began to deny York wrote all the books. Even though beforehand they happily promulgated the (false) idea that York is divine, by claiming that he authored hundreds and hundreds of books (personal conversations, 2002-2019). So to combat this denial, first I want to clearly establish that York is claiming authorship of El Maguraj – so there is no question that he is guilty of this plagiarism.

We can see on the cover of El Maguraj one of York’s pseudonyms; where authors’ names are commonly placed on book covers: Pharaoh: Amunnubi Ruakhptah.

El Maguraj by Pharaoh: Amunnubi Ruakhptah book cover. Scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).

On the first page of El Maguraj is a full color image of York, further showing him to be the “author” of the book. He’s in full regalia, with an apron and fez, and staff and chalice. Tassels on his shoulder, and so forth.

El Maguraj by Pharaoh: Amunnubi Ruakhptah first page. Scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).

On the cover page of El Maguraj it says “AUTHORED BY: THE SUPREME GRAND MASTER NAYYHA: MALACHIZODOK YORK-EL.” So, there is no question that York is claiming authorship of the book El Maguraj. This point will be revisited and amplified later in this article.

El Maguraj by Pharaoh: Amunnubi Ruakhptah title page. Scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).

The El Maguraj book details a prayer/pilgrimage that is carried out while walking a path around a small black pyramid formerly on the former Nuwaubian land.

Pilgrimage images provided by Chuck Morgan (http://nuwaupianism.com).

The reasoning was that we needed to undergo this ritual to become “aligned,” to survive the energy of the soon-coming alignment of planets that would occur in May of the year 2000 A.D (personal conversations, 1997-1999). I remember devotees of York thinking this was a very serious matter – those who didn’t get aligned would end up physically damaged by the energies coming through the planet, and perhaps beyond repair (personal conversations, 1997-1999).

To wit, Chuck Morgan (http://nuwaupianism.com), another former Nuwaupian, has put forth that the very concept of needing alignment dealt with a supposed “ionized field” around our blood cells (Morgan, 2017). Morgan informs us that this “ionized field” idea, and its attending “proton-electron-proton” versus “electron-proton-electron” idea, were both plagiarized from Dr. James Hurtak and his The Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch (Morgan, 2017).

Composite image “Plagiarism” contributed by Chuck Morgan (http://nuwaupianism.com); incorporating The Book of Knowledge and The Holy Tablets book cover images scanned for informational purposes by Chuck Morgan (https://nuwaupianism.com).

The original: “(15) The ionized field around the blood cell loses its proton-electron-proton relationship to a new electron-proton-electron field as the life form is moved into the next phase of the electromagnetic spectrum. The former proton orientation is dropped and a new re-combination process results.” (Hurtak, 1999, as cited in Morgan, 2017).

York’s plagiarism: “(171) The ionized field around the blood cells, loses its proton-electron-proton relationship to a new electron-proton-electron field as the life form is moved into the next phase of the electromagnetic spectrum.” (York, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017).

The original: “(17) In other words, man will be able to participate in higher evolutionary worlds because his hemoglobin chain will shift with his phylogenetic tree to a new system of balance whereby singular group, and vacuum to allow for a quantum relocation. The combination of these three types of waves will allow the organic form of life to pass through the old molecular density into a new molecular density as a “holistic system”. (Hurtak, 1999, as cited in Morgan, 2017).

York’s plagiarism: “(172) In other words, Enosites will be able to participate in higher evolutionary worlds because his hemoglobin chain will shift with his phylogenetic tree, to a new system of balance whereby a singular, group.” (York, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017).

And York’s plagiarism on these matters continues even into his supposedly holy secret order organizations, such as his “Ancient Egiptian Order” and its writings (Morgan, 2017):

“Human beings must realize first of all, what type of environment we are in.  Right now, we are living in a more PROTON ELECTRON PROTON ATMOSPHERE, were you have more POSITRONS within the atmosphere.  The Holy Tablets Chapter 6 Tablet 15: 147-197, teaches you that you are going into a NEW ATMOSPHERE, as the planet is shifting into a, ELECTRON PROTON ELECTRON ATMOSPHERE, which simply means, Humims will have to use more of their minds than there physical bodies…” (York, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017).

Notice that York says, “The Holy Tablets… teaches you” (York, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017), citing himself, as if he really is the source of the information (Morgan, 2017). But not only is the information itself a sham (pun intended) due to it being plagiarized. I’ve since learned from Chuck Morgan that it was clear that the black pyramid itself (central to the ritual) wasn’t truly some special thing – even among the Nuwaubians living on “the land” (NoopooH, 2017, 1:46:45):

“Honestly the black pyramid was only fixed up when they were gonna have people coming through to take that fake pilgrimage. For the most part it was a place where you just had a bunch of storage stuff stored in it like books, tools, work tools. Sometimes people had sex in it. They used the loudspeaker to play music or the OM chant. And later on to play Christian songs and Jesus chants. But it was pretty much used as a storage unit. Every year during the Savior’s day of course they fixed it up to make it look good. I remember when we cleaned it out. He had a lot of junk in there. He had a lot of books stored up in there. You know we just had to clean the stuff out because the Savior’s Day was coming around, so he had to make it look like it was a Holy of Holies… It was a front. It was Christmas time to him. But it was Savior’s Day, or Savior’s Week. It went from day to week, where he made the bulk of his money. You know he can do nearly a million dollars during that whole week, or more, cuz of the books being sold, all the things people donated, all kinda stuff.” (Chuck Morgan’s eye witness testimony on the black pyramid on the Nuwaubian land.) (NoopooH, 2017, 1:46:45).

So, whatever their reasons for doing so, it’s clear that York’s deception was an undertaking perpetuated and maintained by many. Perhaps it’s the so-called Stockholm syndrome, where for instance a kidnap victim starts to identify with and even join their kidnapper (Lambert, 2019). Whatever the case, it’s an interesting situation.

On page 14 of El Maguraj there is an image of a pyramid with a double helix rising from it. (And notice the alteration in the bottom image as if energy is coming from the smaller pyramids there were on the cult’s grounds.)

El Maguraj by Pharaoh: Amunnubi Ruakhptah page 14 scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).

I found this “double helix” image to be directly plagiarized from the Introduction on page X (10) of the aforementioned Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man.

Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man by Four Friends Dean Hardy, Mary Hardy, Marjorie Killick, and Kenneth Killick page 10 scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).

And the explanation for Malachi York’s plagiarized “Double Helix” image is plagiarized by York as well. In “York’s” El Maguraj on page 15 we see:

El Maguraj by Pharaoh: Amunnubi Ruakhptah page 15. Scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).

“…A Word Taken From Neteru, Ptahite Egyptian For Beings Of The Skies, Who Had The Real Truth Of The Knowledge Of The Pyramid And How They Deal With Tachyon Energy. The Pyramid Refocuses Light Into Its Sub-Atomic Particles Which We Call Tachyon Energy. The Term Tachyon Energy Is Used Because It Is The Best Term That Describes This Energy. The Word Tachyon Is Defined In The American Heritage Dictionary As: A Hypothetical Subatomic Particle That Travels Faster Than The Speed Of Light, Which Comes From The Root Tachy, Meaning: Rapid; Accelerated; Tachymeter. [Greek Takhu-, From Takhus, Swift.] To Tack On Means “To Stick On”, Tachyon Energy Is The Glue Of The Universe. It Is The Bond Between The Spiritual And Physical Realms Of Reality.” (York-El, n.d., p. 15)

Yet in the previously published Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man, (which again was published as two separate books even prior to that), on the page 1 we see:

Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man by Four Friends Dean Hardy, Mary Hardy, Marjorie Killick, and Kenneth Killick page 1 scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).

“The nature of this knowledge deals with TACHION ENERGY. We have discovered that the pyramid refocuses light into its sub-atomic particles which we call tachion energy. We use the term tachion energy because this is the term that best describes this energy. To “tack on” means to “stick to.” Tachion energy is the glue of the universe. It is the bond between the spiritual and physical realms of reality.” (Hardy, D., Hardy, M., Killick, M., & Killick, K., 1987, p. 1)

Then in York’s El Maguraj the plagiarism continues, for example on page 15 and through page 16. We see:

El Maguraj by Pharaoh: Amunnubi Ruakhptah page 16. Scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).

“If You Were To Look At The Rain Dance Of The Hopi Of The Native Americans Called (American Indians), Who Got It From Their True Father, The Dogon Tribe Of Mali, Africa, Their Original Descendants, Who Got IT From Beings They Called Nommos, Who The Hopis Call Kachina. You Would Find The Same Clocking Action Of The Tachyon Pairs Is Used In Their Rain Dance And The Dances Of The Whirling Dervishes, Or More Of North Africa The Sufi. The Hopi Native American Indians Would Use This Action to Build (SCW) Standing Columnar Waves. By Building These Standing Waves, We, The American Indians, Could Cause Rain. A Secret They Got From Us Their Ancestors From Nuwba In America, Called Olmecs, Through The Deity Hapi Of Egypt, North America, Same As Hopi, The Son Of Horus. The Dogon Of Mali, And The Yoruba Of Nigeria, Africa And Many Others All Use This Principle.” (York-El, n.d., pp. 15-16)

When we go Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man, on page 42 we see:

Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man by Four Friends Dean Hardy, Mary Hardy, Marjorie Killick, and Kenneth Killick page 42 scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).

“Interestingly enough, if one were to look at the rain dance of the Hopi Indians he would find the same clocking action of the tachion pairs is used in their rain dance. The Indians would use this action to build standing columnar waves. By building these standing waves the Indians could cause rain. The results of the dancing is a charged column. We see the same standing wave column appear in a typical thunder storm or in the electrical process used to produce a capacitor. The clocking motion of the dance pattern is similar to the motion clocking of the electromagnetic fields of the atom. What happens over the dancing Indians is that a band of energy is formed.” (Hardy, D., Hardy, M., Killick, M., & Killick, K., 1987, p.42)

Notice that York also copied the image and diagram depicting the Indian rain dance configuration directly from the previously published Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man. (Hardy, D., Hardy, M., Killick, M., & Killick, K., 1987, p.42)

And if you continue through both books, you’ll find still further plagiarisms by Malachi York. Both of images and text. For instance, on page 21 of El Maguraj and page 165 of Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man.

El Maguraj by Pharaoh: Amunnubi Ruakhptah page 21 scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).
El Maguraj by Pharaoh: Amunnubi Ruakhptah page 22 scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).

“In Ancient Khamite (Egyptian) Drawings You Find Pictures Of Men Holding Coils. These Coils Were Tuned To The Reverse Flow Of Vortex Energy Generated Between Sites. A And B Are Tuned To The South Pole Vortex. The Stone Was Struck By The Rod And Tuned To The South Pole Field. Two South Pole Fields Repel Each Other. The Block Would Then Float Down The Walkway.” (York-El, n.d., pp. 21-22)

Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man by Four Friends Dean Hardy, Mary Hardy, Marjorie Killick, and Kenneth Killick page 165 scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).

“In the Egyptian Museum are found statues of men holding coils. These coils were tuned to the reverse flow of vortex energy generated between sites. A and B are tuned to the south pole vortex. The stone was struck by the rod and tuned to the south pole field. Two south pole fields repel each other: The block would then float down the walkway. In this fashion, using levitation, the temples and pyramids were built.” (Hardy, D., Hardy, M., Killick, M., & Killick, K., 1987, p. 165)

It’s clear that throughout the El Maguraj book, Malachi York – or those under his control, as I’ve learned from someone while I was living in Georgia that he had teams of people helping him put together these books (personal conversation, 2000) – either plagiarized directly himself and took credit for it, or people under his control did so and he had his name put on the book and he thus assumed or pretended authorship of the work. Either he alone is guilty of plagiarism from these four authors and Dr. Hurtak, or York and those who helped him are guilty of plagiarism. And it’s clear that York knew very well what plagiarism is (Morgan, 2017).

Even in the El Maguraj book as quoted and imaged earlier, York references a word being “Taken From” the Egyptians (York-El, n.d., p. 15). But furthermore, as Chuck Morgan shows (2017), York makes several direct references to what plagiarism is throughout his writings:

“…the Torah was before the Qur’an and Jerusalem is mentioned in there as Shalom, and they translate it from the 3 letters what, sha-laa-ma as peace. Now, being you STOLE the word, PLAGIARIZED it…” (York, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017)

“…While on the subject of PLAGIARISM, the Ten Commandments of Exodus 20:1-19 were taken from the ancient Egyptian Book of The Dead, ‘Declaration of Innocents Before The Neteru Tribunal.’  While Jews have recorded in their Bible that Egyptians were Pagans, they were busy STEALING THEIR CULTURE.” (York, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017)

Just like the pastor who rails against homosexuality, while behind the scenes being busy fielding male prostitutes, York is denouncing the plagiarism of others, all the while diligently carrying out his own plagiarisms of other’s works. To quote Chuck Morgan on the matter:

“So based on Malachi York’s views on PLAGIARISM, it’s the act of ‘stealing’ from someone else, be it the writers of the bible, the Qur’an, The United States Constitution, or the theft of any body of work, and using it as your own. This is the same definition used world wide, from politicians to College students, plagiarism is simply intellectual thievery. Now that we have York’s interpretations and explanations of Plagiarism, let’s see the standard and universally accepted definitions of plagiarism.” (Morgan, 2017)

“To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own… to use (another’s production) without crediting the source… to commit literary theft… to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017)

“In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else’s work and lying about it afterward.” (Morgan, 2017)

And let’s see who these Four Friends are that York so diligently plagiarized from:

Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man by Four Friends Dean Hardy, Mary Hardy, Marjorie Killick, and Kenneth Killick page 5 scanned for educational purposes by Darryl E Berry Jr (https://personal.darryleberryjr.com).

This is an image of the Dean family in Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man. “White people.” This is important because the Nuwaupian group was a religiously racist organization. Therefore these authors were people who, by their complexion and the continental origin of their ancestors, York oft said are “devils” and shouldn’t be trusted. Furthermore, when someone would find information to refute or that contradicts York’s teachings, Nuwaubians might say, “You’re going to the white man’s teachings,” or, “That’s the devil’s teachings, learn from your own.” Therefore members were discouraged by their fellow cult members from reading other people’s books. It’s reminiscent of Scientology and other cults. (See for instance ‘Leah Rimini’s Scientology and the Aftermath’ series and other testimonies, writings, and works on Scientology.) And just like L Ron Hubbard of Scientology, Nuwaubians’ “Master Teacher” Malachi York consistently plagiarized – moreover, from the people he himself called “white devils.” (See Chuck Morgan’s www.Nuwaupianism.com for more.) Ironically, York preached “don’t believe me, check it out” – however, that was clearly just something said and not practiced.

Image of a Dean E. Hardy magazine article/advertisement clipping of pyramid blueprints contributed by Chuck Morgan (http://nuwaupianism.com) .

It is clear to any honest and critically thinking person that a great divine being with “76 trillion years of knowledge” (Morgan, 2014) would not need to plagiarize even one sentence (Morgan, 2017, final three paragraphs), and especially not from “the devil”. Furthermore, it’s clear to any sufficiently informed person that racism is nonsensical and baseless. Moreover, certainly a divine ancient being supposedly from an advanced extraterrestrial race instrumental in building of the ancient pyramids wouldn’t need to learn about pyramid energies and building pyramids from a contemporary Earthling!

It is of note that I have never found any follower of York, whether in the tabernacle community or not, to question that Malachi York wrote all the books UNTIL York’s plagiarism was found. Before that it was always very clear among York’s followers that York was the “Master Teacher,” and a divine extraterrestrial angelic being, who was Malachi in The Bible… and a Yamasee Indian… and a Pharaoh… and a Rizqiyian (meaning someone from a planet called “Rizq” in the 19th galaxy called “Illyuwn”)… among other ludicrous and often contradictory things (personal communications, 1997 through 2019; Mark Lamont Hill on HOK, 2021). Someone who had 720 degree of knowledge, and also channels knowledge, all with neither implicit or explicit reference to mere earthly beings – and definitely not “the devil” (personal communications, 1997 through 2019). York was the “Master Teacher,” the only and direct or indirect (channeled) source of the information (personal communications, 1997 through 2019). But suddenly talk of him not being the author and not claiming authorship comes up when plagiarism is found (personal communications, 2019)! Thus for those who choose such dishonesty and/or lack of critical thinking, I thoroughly establish that Malachi York claims authorship of the plagiarized work El Maguraj.

I remember when living in the community, the lady of the house (it was a married couple and I who ran that store and lived in that community) was so in awe of this new name “Amunnubi Ruakhptah”. But now it seems that he would just change names and identities to whatever he felt would keep him in power or would give some type of advantage or allure, like when he tried to get Native American status by claiming to be a Chief Yamasee Indian. Even in an earlier quote from El Maguraj it says, “We, The American Indians.” Or later, when he tried to claim to be a diplomat of Liberia. (See online videos of Chuck Morgan and Wudjau for more on this.)

As a writer myself I know it takes time to produce a quality book. I have published three books of my own as of this writing. (See www.darryleberryjr.com.) The first edition of one of my books, the one on forgiving flat Earth believers, was rushed. And I could see the difference. Thus, in order to produce so many books – or perhaps any books at all, since clearly he is a fraud – I can see why he resorted to plagiarism. As Chuck Morgan shared with us (quoted earlier), book sales were a major income source for Malachi York (NoopooH, 2017, 1:46:45). And in order even to put out material fast enough – or, again, even to put out material at all, since clearly Malachi York is a fraud – Malachi York apparently had to resort to plagiarism. This outcome was apparently better than directly undermining his own teaching by honestly referencing “the devil,” when he’s supposed to be virtually if not literally all-knowing.

York’s plagiarism extends not only to his writing, but to his actual teaching or instruction. I thought even with the plagiarism at least he has a good memory, or a sharp mind. But in addition to having people help him plagiarize written works, he had people prepping him to give talks and sound like “The Master Teacher”:

“Being in the publications department, [I saw that Malachi York] would take a book and he would just plagiarize it, but he would also just make up shit… A lot of the doctrine was made up, it was plagiarized. He would add things in… So when people go about his religion they need to read for themselves and look for the actual books… He would actually have a team of us there to help concoct the story to make it match [things he said before]. And if he ever got in a class and there were sisters who before he got up and sounded like “the master teacher,” it was us who was making note cards for him to remember what he was saying. And if he said something and he was stooped on a question, he would get mad that the sisters didn’t prepare him to answer those questions. So when people talk about a doctrine I don’t even really want to hear it because it’s mostly bullshit” (Niki Lopez on Dagger Squad 2:08:52).

I myself once asked him an honest question but then saw him fumbling trying to recall the answer, and then admitting he couldn’t recall it. Nevertheless, here is the book El Maguraj having people to go to the Nuwaubian land on a purportedly life or death, salvation-necessary pilgrimage decreed by a supposedly divine being. I remember the other guy in the tabernacle speaking specifically of people’s “brains being fried” if they didn’t get aligned via the pilgrimage (personal communication, 1999). This “pilgrimage” brought more consumers to buy more books, and buy food while there, and to make donations. Therefore, the con of York supposedly being a master teacher is apparent.

My experience, observations, and the more and more I learn from others who were in the organization, show that York is a good entertainer and con man. He falls far short of a divine being – and even what’s considered a good and decent regular human being. Some, still deluded by his deceptions, believe he did much for “black people”. Some of his plagiarized information was helpful. However, I find that his net impact is a detriment to people’s lives – including my own. Thankfully, he reached only a relatively small number of people. And now he’s in prison, persuant to various abuses he enacted upon children in the Nuwaubian community. His detriment to “black people” – or any people who give him any kind of credence or support – is apparent to me, and to more of his previous followers as time goes on.

All text, images, and symbols Copyright © 2014-2023 Darryl E Berry Jr and/or Trademarks of Darryl E Berry Jr unless otherwise noted.


Hardy, D., Hardy, M., Killick, M., & Killick, K. (1987). Pyramid energy: The philosophy of god, the science of man. Tri-State Pr Printing.

Lambert, L. (2019, November 29). Stockholm syndrome. Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved December 7, 2019, from https://www.britannica.com/science/Stockholm-syndrome.

Marc Lamont Hill on House of Konsciousness. (2021, July 8). Exclusive Marc Lamont Hill Interview “I Walked In On Dr Malachi Z. York And Seen 2 Little Boys “ [Video]. Youtube. https://youtu.be/GEZYhCW9NZk

Morgan, C. (2014, July 27). “…I have 76 trillion years of information…” [Video]. Youtube. https://youtu.be/uK13KXXP4Cw

Morgan, C. (2017, September 18). Ask the nuwaupians, is dr. james j. hurtak one of the masters who guides malachi york’s pen? Retrieved December 7, 2019, from https://nuwaupianism.com/360-questions/plagiarism/443-ask-the-nuwaupians-is-dr-james-j-hurtak-one-of-the-masters-who-guides-malachi-york-s-pen

Niki Lopez on Dagger Squad. (2017, January 10). DR YORK VICTIMS SPEAK OUT. [Video]. Youtube. https://youtu.be/6S8EzVNzEzI?t=7732

NoopooH, T. N. (2017, November 15). Chuck morgan answers questions [Video]. Youtube. https://youtu.be/4Dz55c1uSac?t=6405

York-El, M. (n.d.). El Maguraj. The Holy Tabernacle Ministries.


*If republishing this article on your website, please publish the complete article and then follow after “The End.” with an active hyperlink as follows:

Originally published at nuwaupianism.darryleberryjr.com.

*How to cite/reference this article in another work:

Berry Jr., D. E. (2019, April 18). Ask the nuwaupians / nuwaubians, are the four friends, dean hardy, mary hardy, marjorie killick, and kenneth killick, some of the masters who guide malachi york’s pen? Retrieved Month, Day Year, From https://personal.darryleberryjr.com/ask-the-nuwaupians-nuwaubians-are-the-four-friends-dean-hardy-mary-hardy-marjorie-killick-and-kenneth-killick-some-of-the-masters-who-guide-malachi-yorks-pen/

In-Text Citation: (Berry Jr., 2019)

Article mirrored at: http://nuwaupianism.com/360-questions/plagiarism/471-ask-the-nuwaupians-nuwaubians-are-the-four-friends-dean-hardy-mary-hardy-marjorie-killick-and-kenneth-killick-some-of-the-masters-who-guide-malachi-york-s-pen-by-darryl-e-berry-jr

The Importance of Education

Darryl E Berry Jr

Several years ago, someone I knew announced that the world was flat. I had heard of people who believed that the Earth was flat. It seemed so fanciful that I accepted it as satire. However, this person presented me with someone sincere in their belief.

I listened as he explained his reasoning, all the “evidence” he had found, and all the “flaws” with the globe he had also found. Then, he encouraged me to watch flat Earth videos to learn more, and they were fascinating to watch. It was easy to see the threads that weaved through every logical fallacy and incorrect notion.

Perhaps had these folks had an education, they would be knowledgeable enough to recognize the emptiness of the flat Earth position. Perhaps with authentic scientific training, they would have developed the critical thinking, reasoning, and investigative skills to research sufficiently, draw valid conclusions, and appraise claims about the world properly.

That people believe the Earth is flat is perhaps one of the most profound indications of the importance of education. Not everything ever taught in college has indeed been accurate. The flat Earth position was the established position at one point. However, while there may be things we soon learn are incorrect or can use some development, the Earth’s spherical shape is one of those things with a myriad of overwhelming evidence to support, and the flat Earth is something that has been unequivocally disproven many times over.

That something in today’s world so established can be mistaken demonstrates how far afield from logic, reason, and facts we can stray without proper knowledge and ability to think and reason. As I pursue my college degrees, it is apparent enough that any thinking person who attends a college physics class, or astronomy class, cannot help but learn enough to think and investigate at a level high enough to establish the shape of the Earth. Furthermore, beyond that, what we can do with education is extend our knowledge and ability.

For years, I have noticed that flat Earth believers have been stuck in the same place, having the same arguments based upon the same baseless positions – well, almost the same. At one point, they made explicit enough claims that they could be disproven. Now, most flat Earth believers make amorphous claims, and even then, they deny and try to avoid admitting that they made a claim. Perhaps with an education, they would appreciate the principles of honesty in discourse and research and the falsifiability of claims. Perhaps they would understand and appreciate the role and establishment of evidence and not fall for delusions that others or they concoct.

I remember an instance of telling this person that I saw the International Space Station (ISS) come around twice in the same night. I asked him to explain that. The information was new to him and took him aback. However, he very quickly countered with, “They could have airplanes that are landing and taking off one after another to make it look like the ISS is coming around like that. We don’t know what they have.” So, to clarify, all of space technology is a conspiracy per the flat Earth believers.

I informed him it seemed he just made that up just then. He acknowledges that. I asked him if he had known that the ISS came around at that pace. He did not. I asked if he had any evidence of this series of airplanes conspiracy – which would have been odd given that he had just made up the scenario as an ad hoc refutation of new evidence. As expected, he did not have any evidence of it. However, for flat Earthers, if they can make something up that they can believe refutes evidence against their position, then in their mind, they have refuted that evidence. Imagine where the world would be today if we accepted whatever we wanted to imagine about a situation as fact.

Consider boarding an airplane that the engineers and manufacturers decided was viable without designing, calculations, or testing. Moreover, consider a future without educated people, still citing flat Earth believers as an example. People have asked flat Earthers for a working map of the supposedly actual flat Earth. However, of course, they cannot present this. Usually, they do everything they can to change the subject.

Nevertheless, here we are, with people believing the Earth is flat for years and having no progress in any practical way. If most people were as uneducated as flat Earth believers, we would have no maps, no electricity, no cars, no airplanes, and no phones. There would be no technology whatsoever. We would be living like cavemen, while also blabbering to ourselves about inane absurdities while imagining we are geniuses.

By and large, the world’s educated people have moved the world forward. Nevertheless, we know that even today, college-educated folks have not made all discoveries and inventions. However, even those intellectual titans who did not earn a college degree had the necessary knowledge and analytical skills to discover what they discovered and invent what they invented, and in that sense, they were well-educated. Sans natural talent and ability in these skills and fields, it seems that a college education is among the best ways to develop these skills.

Having interacted with several flat Earth believers over the years, I have found that they target the ignorant and uneducated in their recruitment. The basis of their recruitment tactic is sowing doubt and distrust through exploiting the ignorance of the person to whom they are speaking. They make claims that they know to be false. When this is addressed, they might acknowledge the falsity before trying to approach with something else. It became clear then – and from seeing recordings of other conversations they had – that they were presenting a known inaccuracy that had I not known better, they would have continued with me none the wiser. It occurred to me to consider what the flat Earthers who fell for these cons thought when they found the dishonesties. However, it seems they fall easily into the template and forward such inaccuracies themselves. The flat Earth “movement” seems very much like a cult, based on my experience with and research on cults.

A solid education is a potent inoculation against charlatans and misinformed people who would push notions like flat Earth on the ignorant and unsuspecting. It seems certain that education-inoculated youth have less chance of falling prey to such nonsense and, through education, are better prepared to understand the world and contribute to our understanding and progress.

Copyright (c) 2022 Darryl E Berry Jr


Healthy Living in School Curriculum & Modern Society

By Darryl E Berry Jr

December 15, 2021

The topic of healthy living is quite dear to me. I have maintained a diet of little to no red meat and plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains, tree nuts, and legumes for many years now. I consume water primarily for liquid intake, with the occasional fruit juices. Instead of milk, I utilize one of the several available organic milk alternatives today. Furthermore, my fast food intake is minimal.

My reluctance to eat red meat began with the mad cow disease dilemma of the 1990s. Soon, I found that eating red meat did not feel good – the meat felt heavy. So, I adjusted to lighter meats, like chicken, seafood, and turkey, and I needed much less meat than I initially considered. I also found that eating more fruits and vegetables felt better as well.

Seeing people cause or exacerbate various medical complications from drinking only soda drinks helped me to drink almost only water. It was difficult detoxing from the sugar addiction of soft drinks and other overly sweet liquid concoctions. Nevertheless, after establishing the water drinking habit, I find water the best tasting drink.

I say the above to say that what I learned in school was not the bulk of my learning about healthy eating, nor the impetus for adjustments in the foods I consume. I remember talking about the four food groups – a little pyramid illustration in grade school. However, the emphasis in school on healthy eating pales in comparison to the encouragement to do otherwise. Learning about the four food groups in grade school helped me be more conscious of the various food categories. However, my eating habits remained essentially unchanged. Furthermore, given the onslaught of advertising promoting unhealthy food options – fast food, soft drinks, etcetera – it seems that there is room in school curriculums for more discussion of the harmful effects of excessive poor eating and the beneficial effects of healthy eating.

Given the blitz of advertising for poor eating choices and the proliferation of fast-food venues, it seems that modern eating is a form of self-destruction. I am often amazed at the list of chemical compounds comprising the ingredient lists of apparently simple food items. I am sure we are all familiar with the maelstrom of preservatives and other chemical compounds and the near-ubiquitous corn syrup utilized in making items that once needed only a handful of ingredients. We have replaced food with various manufactured objects in so-called modern food fare – often laden with salt to mask the chemical taste.

I find that we can overcome a brief spate of fast-food items with consistent healthy eating. First, however, it seems vital that we educate ourselves on the effects of unhealthy eating and take some time to consume better foods to see what results ensue. For instance, it may take a few weeks or even months of not drinking soft drinks to recognize how distorted our tastebuds have become due to continued overages in sugar.  Nevertheless, as we get older and our body cannot as efficiently fight off the adverse effects of unhealthy foods, I believe that each year of healthy eating and drinking will be a gift of better health in later years.

Copyright © 2021 Darryl E Berry Jr

Article entered into the https://szczuplakobieta.com/en/ Healthy Lifestyle Scholarship Program.

The Horrors of Contagion – Unseen Enemy (2017)

A Review by Darryl E Berry Jr | 15 July 2020


The documentary Unseen Enemy – produced by CNN Films – could be called a horror movie, in my opinion. Similarly, it could be called an antidote to sleep – it’ll keep you up at night. Directed by Janet Tobias, Unseen Enemy delves into several viral outbreaks including SARS, Ebola, MERS, Zika, smallpox, and influenza – the seasonal flu, Bird Flu, and Swine Flu (00:00:20-02:20; 00:34:05-59; 00:44:20-25). Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, we’re given a front row glimpse as scientists, communities, and families deal with the effects of these illnesses.

We’re informed that the globalization of the world – coupled with the growing compactness of human populations – facilitates the global transmission of viruses (00:03:00-30; 00:07:53-08:15). The incubation periods of diseases – times during which a person is infectious but symptom free – contribute to the effectiveness of viral spread especially in a globally connected world (00:36:13-30). Without major solutions being put in place, we’re told, it’s inevitable that a global pandemic will emerge (00:03:50-59). And this does seem to foreshadow the current coronavirus epidemic (Evans). We’re told in Unseen Enemy that the consequences of pandemics go well beyond a flurry of deaths – as horrific as those are – but also extends to intrinsic impact upon society itself (00:05:30-45).

In turn, each of these pandemics are surveyed. We’re shown direct video footage of the sites of these outbreaks, including personal interviews with directly involved medical personnel. And we’re presented with the interesting observation that “nearly all” of these virulent diseases involve transmission from animals (00:15:14-20; 16:54-17:04; 17:47-18:07), with viral propagation sometimes facilitated by insects (00:02:15-20; 19:09-19:18; 20:31-43). These sometimes-tiny creatures – that we sometimes dismiss as inconsequential – in truth have a quite profound impact upon our lives. It was quite interesting to see discussion of humans and humanity losing a “fight against the mosquito” and the need to “mobilize” to “win the fight” (01:09:21-30). Amazing – man versus mosquito, and we’re losing. How humbling these events are?


The documentary did a great job of demonstrating how poverty – what seems to me a result of a tribalistic “haves” and “have-nots” mentality rather than a global community mentality – affects virtually everyone on Earth in regard to potential pandemics. I’m sure there are still those secure behind their ivory walls. But most of the human population is apparently just an obscure and remote animal interaction away from experiencing severe illness or death (19:00-19:18). Through the various cases of outbreak, we’re shown several of the characteristics or qualities that have gone into facilitating these outbreaks.

These characteristics include substandard medical infrastructure (00:12:50-13:12), poor hygiene conditions (00:21:18-26), misdiagnoses of the seriousness of the infection (00:29:59-30:12; 01:05:19-35; 1:07:57-10), and apparently even lack of concern prior to one’s “own” population being affected, whether that includes “other” ethnic groups, or simply poor areas around the world (Zika, par. 7; Unseen, 00:41:29-41:46; 52:37-49; 01:05:32-35). Also included as a major contributor of viral cultivation and transmission are unsanitary meat processing practices (00:38:56-39:35).


Professor Peirce sums up my opinion of what is a viable solution given the information shared in this piece, by saying: “We need to act beyond the boundaries of our own countries” (01:33:28-35). The angle of evaluation put forth regarded “comprehensive actions by governments and societies” and “what steps should governments and societies take in order to prepare and combat global pandemics” (Evans). Suggestions include governmental cooperation through “increasing the global authority of United Nations agencies” or conversely having “each nation-state combat pandemics with full authority within their own borders” (Evans). In my opinion these focuses are the incorrect focuses if we want a real solution to these problems.

Unseen Enemy highlighted to me that the problem is that we don’t care. Just like how we don’t care that the Hawaiian people remain occupied by us – and most of us don’t even know about it (Senate), we don’t really care about each other as human beings. The documentary highlights a “repeating pattern” of governments and societies not helping with outbreaks until individuals outside of the community of the outbreak get sick – that is, until people who are part of the tribe started getting sick (00:52:37-49).

There’s so much that can be said about why trust in government has eroded, as journalist Laurie Garrett points out (01:12:55-01:13:05; 01:33:52-59). But it’s easy to forget that “governments” are just psychological constructs and ways of organizing made up by human beings. Human beings who again, by the fact of our lack of involvement until it very clearly directly or indirectly affects us or the limited realm of humans we identify with, don’t really care. The problem is not what “government” should do, or what “the United Nations” should do, or what “society” should do, but our own selfishness and tribalism and lack of caring.

It’s clear that if we don’t want pandemics, we must do better job of controlling outbreaks (01:22:35-40). But as Dr. Brilliant pointed out: “If smallpox can be eradicated, what about [other diseases] at their source, and never become a pandemic?… We have the tools. We know what to do. It’s merely the application of public will” (1:31:12-31:32). And I’ll augment his statement by pointing out that “the public,” just like “the government,” is simply a euphemism for lot of individual people.

If “government” doesn’t act or “the public” doesn’t act, it simply means that you and I and our next-door neighbor and the person down the street doesn’t act. And in my opinion, we don’t act because we don’t care.

Though the Zika virus affected the population of Africa since 1947 (Zika, par. 6), it wasn’t until after it had spread beyond Africa that it was considered a concern: “Zika has ‘never been thought of as a severe infectious disease until now’,” according to Infectious Diseases Society of America spokesman Amesh Adalja, MD (Zika, par. 7; Unseen, 00:41:29-41:46). If it’s ‘those people over there’ who are poor, or who look differently, then apparently, it’s not a concern. But when people become sick from the tribe we identify with; it becomes a major concern (00:52:00-53:11). In my opinion all the governmental aid that comes out at that point – as needed as it still may be – is still but so much political fanfare and posturing.

But people like Dr. Moses seem to be sincere and present – and not only because they were there at ground zero. It seems clear that those who are personally infected are shown to think of a broader view of solutions (01:29:53-30:05). But in my opinion, as Dr. Moses points out, until we all “learn when it comes to health emergencies, until the entire world is safe, nowhere is safe” (01:32:23-33), it won’t do any good to rely on “government” or “society” or “the public” or any other collective identity concept. These people have shown that they don’t care unless it affects their tribe – and that’s because we don’t. “Governments” are mostly just privileged groups of people, but people just the same. Representative of the larger groups of people that let them be in power. Until we’re all willing to “Be a Global Citizen” (01:36:12) it won’t matter who or what organization we task to solve it. In my opinion, until we develop a general caring for everyone on Earth as our dearest family the problem won’t be solved – regardless of what infrastructure we imagine to be able to do so.

Works Cited

“Zika Virus: What You Should Know”. WebMD Medical Reference, Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD, on 23 October 2018. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/zika-virus-symptoms-prevention.

Evans, Samuel. “Writing Assignment (Global Pandemics)”. Intranet post, 13 July 2020.

United States Senate. “S.J.Res.19 – A joint resolution to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the January 17, 1893 overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, and to offer an apology to Native Hawaiians on behalf of the United States for the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii.” 103rd Congress, 23 November 1993, https://www.congress.gov/bill/103rd-congress/senate-joint-resolution/19/text.

Unseen Enemy. Directed by Janet Tobias, CNN Films, 2017.

Copyright © 2020 Darryl E Berry Jr, Founder of DEBJ-NDC.

www.darryleberryjr.com | www.nextdensity.org

This article may be re-posted provided: 1) re-posted in full, 2) full attribution, including active link to this webpage (if on a website), and 3) prior notification of and confirmation from Darryl E Berry Jr. Contact me at debj@darryleberryjr.com.

Buddha Enlightenment

Experiments in Personal Identity

Personal Identity, Ecsomatics, A Course in Miracles, Buddhism, Science, Philosophy

By Darryl E Berry Jr

Published: 6/13/20 | Updated: 7/14/20

As a kid I began having out-of-body experiences – what were once predominately called “astral travels” or “astral projections”, and what are becoming in fashion to call “ecsomatic experiences”. Most of my experiences early on were spontaneous. And a common occurrence was floating towards the ceiling, and hovering there, my nose inches from the plaster as my physical body slept on the bed below. I was apparently in an amazing nonphysical form that can move through walls and ceilings with an inherent glow that lights my surroundings. It could move about the physical world invisibly – as well as visit various otherworldly or nonphysical dimensions. I could perceive and interact with other people also out of their bodies, as well as various nonhuman entities and otherworldly beings. Amongst my early experiences:

Multiple Bodied We. One brief but enormous experience was to become conscious hovering in the out-of-body state near the ceiling on the opposite side of my bedroom as a point or field of consciousness. I (as point of consciousness) could see over my bed a nonphysical body floating near the ceiling. On the bed I could see my physical body. I concluded that we travel in (at least) three different forms: 1) integrated into the physical body, 2) as a nonphysical body, and 3) as a point or field of consciousness apart from both the physical and nonphysical bodies. It seems that the consciousness-nonphysical body combo can leave the physical body, and the point or field of consciousness can leave both the physical and nonphysical bodies” (Berry, Travel, 31).

Premise, Question: My experience is that I… “I”… am the point or field of awareness that was hovering in the corner, watching my nonphysical body hovering, and also watching my physical body slumbering, like watching my car in the parking lot, or my bicycle in the living room. So that is my position. Based upon this experience – and others since – I posit that the “I”, the animating, incarnating “I”, is a point or field of consciousness. And here comes the question – in academia is this position considered a philosophical claim or a scientific observation if not hypothesis? When I think if philosophy, or the “love of wisdom” (Hoofard, Intro, 03:00-04:10), I think of pure idea engagement. One might have a philosophy of this or that, and even live by it. But it’s not based upon evidence or experimentation. It may be based upon logic and reason. But what makes a claim philosophical rather than scientific; for instance, Buddha’s claims and position based upon experiences and perceptions through higher states of consciousness (Haecker, 16)?? What I conclude thus far is that the position of the originator is scientific if not simply experiential, e.g., the Buddha’s claims based upon direct experience, and my position based upon direct experience. But generation after generation others add, subtract, embellish, codify, and out comes a philosophy or religion (or both). Or something else??

Another of my experiences:

The Desert World. I was around 7 years old when I spent a week in The Desert World. I became aware in a world totally unlike the world we physically live in. The entire world was apparently a desert, with sand dunes visible beyond the meagre nearby manmade structures. I worked selling wares and pottery items on an outside table covered by canopy. When not working I lived in a small sand-colored dome and had my own room to one side of the dome, though I don’t remember any adults or parental figures. Initially I was surprised and taken aback at this place. It seemed like a dream I couldn’t awaken from. But after a few days there I thought that this waking physical world was the dream. My waking physical life seemed like some crazy dream so ludicrous to have believed. Things we take for granted, including much of the technology we have, seemed so farfetched and fanciful from my newly acquired perspective of the desert world… After about the seventh night of sleep in the desert world I woke up there, and then I woke up again here. I thought several days had gone by here as well and was frantic to find my parents and let them know I was OK. When I found them, they seemed like nothing happened. School was in an hour. This all happened in one night! But it took several days of living here in this physical waking world to see the desert world as the ‘dream,’ and this world as ‘real'” (Berry, Travel, 27-28).

For instance, I went to school the next morning (in this world), and I knew where I regularly sat, and I remembered everyone’s names and our relationships. I remembered the subjects we covered. All these things came back or were there when I thought of them. But it was like remembering someone else’s life and living it temporarily – like remembering the life of a television character. This world felt strange and remote – like a dream that I couldn’t wake from – for a few days. I can see that when I could no longer remember this reality while living the desert world perspective, I was no longer this person in a very substantial way. This world was a forgotten dream, and that world was reality. I could also say that I was still the same person in another sense, e.g., my attitudes and dispositions and such. Just in a different world, with a different past (both the world and I), and a different lifestyle. But I can/could still recognize the same sense of “I”.

Considering John Locke’s notion that identity is tied with memory (Hoofard, Buddhism (B), 4:30-4:51; 26:00-28:28), from this experience I can see some veracity in that position. Yes, a person born in America would be a different person than if that same person were born in Syria, or Africa, or Spain, or Morocco. Their language would be different, and likely even their likes and dislikes to an exceptionally large extent – informed as we are by those around us. Foods that taste good to us might taste strange to them, with taste buds and eating habits trained to different spices and dishes. Who they think of as family, and country, would be different. Likely also, values and notions of right and wrong, normal and odd, would be quite different. Their religion – something people seem to cherish greatly – would likely be different.

But from the same experience I can see or recognize that there is something endemic to both experiences – both the desert world memory perspective and this world memory perspective. Even having completely forgotten this world, and having identified completely with the desert world, but looking more closely at the state of self I experienced in both, I can still recognize an essence of “I” that was there before the desert world, existed in the desert world, and remains afterwards.

This experience – and others of mine – at the least suggests that there’s some facet or core of identity that remains despite a complete or partial, intentional or accidental, shift or transplant of memory identification or disidentification (CrashCourse, 5:04-8:26), apparently able to access at least some degree of identity or memory even across lifetimes. Could this be the consciousness that I referred to in my first experience, and is it the infamous “soul” or “atman” of various Eastern and Western religions and philosophies (Haecker, 4)? My hypothesis, if I can call it that, is yes. And again, I ask: From the perspective of a professional philosopher, is this a scientific hypothesis or a philosophical claim??


“Perhaps the most profound metaphysical experience thus far was experiencing the entire universe disappearing. That’s right. I was applying [A Course in Miracles’] thought system to a cherished idol of mine, and when I really established the unreality of the idol, I must have starkly destabilized an underpinning of my identity. The world disappeared and for a “time” there was only being, and then a discernable “I” re-arose. “I” was able to perceive from afar the individual self that I apparently am now, and I and all the activity around it (the world, the universe) seemed as meaningless activity. And according to [A Course in Miracles] the entire universe is an illusion, projected by one universal mind that in the end doesn’t exist either. The stark fear at realizing that this individual self that seems so real and so “me” is in truth ‘meaningless activity’ along with all the world – along with a quiet recognition that the mind perceiving it all is meaningless too – condensed me back into an experience of being an individualized “me,” in a body, within a seemingly boundless external universe” (Berry, Classes, Introduction).

So, what is to be made of this experience? It seems quite like experiences had by great sages such as Siddhartha Gautama the Buddha (Hoofard, Buddhism (A), 25:15-27:23) – apparently except that instead of maintaining some manner of identification with this universal perspective, whatever level of “I” tucked tail and ran back to individual “I” perspective (and sometimes with greater fervor than before “I” focusedly decided to undo my individual self). So, when Professor Haecker points out that “when, in a deep state of consciousness, Buddha ‘looked’ at himself, he did not see Atman. Instead he saw what he came to call ANATMAN, literally ‘Not-Atman’” (Haecker, 16-17), I can relate. From the perspective of the universal mind that is dreaming the universe, the individual consciousness that seems so real when we’re identified with it is instead recognized as an illusory projection. The atman is not real; the “I” is not real. The incarnating, animating field of consciousness is not real. And so is everything else in and of the universe not real, whatever the frequency or dimension. To me the realization is quite frightening – clearly, I have some growing to do. But this claim doesn’t to me seem to be a philosophical claim, but simply an observable fact – if one can manage to observe from the perspective of universal mind. But again, as a professional philosopher, I ask you: Is that seen as a philosophical claim? Or being that it’s a position based upon direct experience, does it then become a scientific observation if not a scientific hypothesis? My interest is in bringing these things more into a scientific light. Or being that these are all “subjective” observations do they fall outside of the standard scientific definition of an observation – even despite at least some corroboration?

Works Cited

“Arguments Against Personal Identity: Crash Course Philosophy #20”. YouTube upload, CrashCourse, 11 Apr. 2016, https://youtu.be/17WiQ_tNld4

Berry Jr., Darryl E. Classes on A Course in Miracles: Contemporary Pure Non-Dualism, 1st ed., (Version 3 2019), Darryl E Berry Jr / Next Density Center, 2016, p. 27-28, 31.

Berry Jr., Darryl E. Travel Far: A Beginner’s Guide to the Out-of-Body Experience, Including First-Hand Accounts and Comprehensive Theory and Methods, 1st ed., (V4 2020), Darryl E Berry Jr / Next Density, 2015, p. 27-28, 31.

Haecker, Dorothy A. Adventures in Philosophy: A Study of Ideas That Change the World, edited by Peter Van Dusen, 4th ed., Dorothy A. Haecker, 2020, pp. 4, 16, 17.

Hoofard, Nathan Michael. “Buddhism & Personal Identity (A))”. YouTube upload, 10 Jun. 2000, https://youtu.be/hYD4ZHnf2rA.

Hoofard, Nathan Michael. “Buddhism & Personal Identity (B))”. Loom upload, 6 Jun. 2000, https://www.loom.com/share/fd93c79dc0324dc985b670909120261a.

Hoofard, Nathan Michael. “Intro (A)”. YouTube upload, 2 Apr. 2000, https://youtu.be/-FHfayETo2c.

Schucman, Dr. Helen. A Course in Miracles (ACIM), 3rd ed., Foundation for Inner Peace, 2007, Text Chapter 6. Section I. Paragraphs 11 & 13; Text Chapter 21. Introduction. Paragraph 1; Text Chapter 27. Section VIII. Paragraph 9.

Copyright © 2020 Darryl E Berry Jr | www.darryleberryjr.com

This article may be re-posted provided: 1) re-posted in full, 2) full attribution, including active link to this webpage (if on a website), and 3) prior notification of and confirmation from Darryl E Berry Jr. Contact me at debj@darryleberryjr.com.