If you’ve read Genuflect, you understand the reference. In it, the villain is Blake Rosenberg, loosely based on Michael Bloomberg, and Rosenberg himself even takes the stage at the opening of a Temple of Mithras in London wearing a Phrygian hat, and opens his speech about Mithras with the line “Just call me Papa Smurf!” Sean Alger found this. I wasn’t aware of this when I wrote the novel. As you can see, this is yet another instance in which I appear to have channeled the truth with my fiction.
Here’s the New Yorker article they’re mentioning.
Elsewhere in the story, the main character, Pamela Auger, ponders the esoteric significance of the cartoon:
Thinking about this at Chesterfield’s breakfast table, while he clicked away on his computer across the table from me, I now understood the cosmology of the Smurfs. Papa Smurf, with his red Phrygian hat, was the “Pater,” the Father, just like the leader of a Mithraic school was called. His subjects in the communist Smurf dictatorship were all male, like those in the temples of Mithras, except for Smurfette, who had been created through dark alchemy by Gargamel in order to mislead the Smurfs. Papa Smurf, however, had been able to magically turn her over to his will, and let her live with his subjects. But none of them had mothers and, from my recollection, all of them had been created alchemically.
Looks like a man named Ian Waite has noted a lot of amazing things about Smurfs in this YouTube video:
I made a couple of YouTube documentaries about the inspiration for some of the characters and locations used in my novel Genuflect: Michael Bloomberg, the newly-built Bloomberg London corporate complex, and the nearby locations of Mansion House (home of the Lord Mayor), the Rothschilds’ New Court building, the Bank of England, the London Stone display case, and much more.
Genuflect by Tracy R. Twyman
BOW DOWN TO THE NEWBORN SUN
Can a perverted sex magic ritual, performed in an ancient temple in the heart of modern London, destroy the very foundations of both Heaven and Earth?
Holy Week, March 2018: Pamela Auger, an independent American author and researcher of the occult, has been hired by a member of Britain’s House of Lords to give a lecture at a gentleman’s club in London. Leopold Black, Baron of Alphamstone, wants her to discuss an artifact that she’s discovered hidden in the overstock rooms of the British Museum, allegedly connected to the Knights Templar. But when her flight to England is delayed, she’s a full day late to arrive, and lands herself in a living nightmare. She discovers quite by accident, with the help of two MI5 agents, what kind of people truly control London, and the rest of the world. The gruesome, fantastic and existentially horrifying events that follow will shake her understanding of reality into something she could not have imagined.
TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains scenes of rape, torture, and murder of people, including children, that any sane person will find disturbing.
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