FWD: Original Falcon Goes Live
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TO OUR FRIENDS,
Hi everyone, this is Nick Tharcher, formerly of "New Falcon
Publications" and Linda Miller, the widow of Alan R. Miller, Ph.D.
(aka Christopher S. Hyatt). Today we are announcing the opening of a
new press: "The Original Falcon Press".
WHO IS "THE ORIGINAL FALCON PRESS"?
Because of recent events, some of which are described below, we have
felt compelled to create "The Original Falcon Press".
Linda and Nick are well-qualified to do so. They created "Falcon
Press" with Alan and a small team around 1980. Linda was his wife for
30 years and is a highly respected and experienced registered nurse;
Nick was his friend for over 35 years and managed the day-to-day
operations at Falcon for the last 20 years.
"The Original Falcon Press" begins operations with the release of Dr.
Hyatt's audio and video works, among them the Energized Hypnosis and
Radical Undoing series. This includes the newest, Radical Undoing Volume 4: The Core .
In the months to come, we will add many of his books as well as previously
unreleased material and titles from other well-known authors such an
We're delighted to be back and invite you to visit our website at
WHAT HAPPENED TO "NEW FALCON PUBLICATIONS"?
First, Who's "In Charge"? His name is Michael Robert Miller. He is
the biological son of Alan and his first wife, and works at Los
Angeles City College as Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach.
He is a successful community college basketball coach, but has no
experience, background, training or interest in book publishing,
metaphysics, psychology or philosophy. According to him, he has never
read any of the books published by New Falcon Publications, including
SO, HOW DID MICHAEL MILLER COME TO CONTROL "NEW FALCON PUBLICATIONS"?
The story is very sad and quite sordid.
"New Falcon Publications" is a division of a California religious
corporation called "The United States Ecclesiastical Society and
Seminary" ("USESS"). Alan was the sole director of USESS. As it turns
out, his being sole director was a critical weakness in the
In July 2007, Alan was diagnosed with inoperable, metastatic
esophageal cancer. As the year progressed, his condition worsened
despite an aggressive course of chemotherapy. His wife, Linda, took a
leave of absence from her work to care for him full time. Nick
continued to run the business. And despite Alan's increasing weakness,
he and Nick tried to create as much new material as possible...while
there was still time. No thought was given to the directorship of
USESS: Alan had legally appointed Nick as his successor many years
earlier and it was planned that Nick would carry on New Falcon and its
publishing traditions after Alan's death.
By December, Alan was largely bedridden. He suffered from numerous
issues related to the cancer, including blood clots. Despite
medication he began suffering small strokes. By January 2008, he had
become increasingly non-communicative and was unable to care for
himself. In mid-January he was taken to the hospital for treatment of
dehydration. Just one day after he was released, he fell out of bed
and was again taken to the hospital. Neurological tests, including an
MRI and CT scan, confirmed that he had suffered at least 7 distinct
strokes. A physician explained that it was as if someone had fired a
shotgun into his brain. The tests showed that he was both
neurologically and cognitively impaired. He was released from the
hospital on home-hospice care. Around this time Michael came to stay
at Alan and Linda's home.
From January 22nd through the 25th (just 2 weeks before Alan's death
on February 9th, and without the knowledge or approval of Alan, Linda
or Nick), Michael called Alan's lawyer of many years. The attorney,
Paul Basile, had handled many matters for Alan over the years,
including drawing up and filing the corporate documents for USESS as
well as handling all of Alan's personal, trust, estate and succession
Michael informed Basile that his father was gravely ill, and
instructed Basile to prepare a document appointing himself as the sole
director of USESS/Falcon. He had not been authorized to do so, nor was
Basile authorized to so much as talk with Michael about USESS'
business. Nonetheless, Basile did not attempt to contact Alan, Linda
or Nick to verify what Michael had told him. Instead, he prepared the
document and sent it to Michael. On January 26th Michael had a notary
and a witness come to Alan and Linda's home where he had his
nearly-comatose and heavily-medicated father "sign" the document.
Based entirely on this, and with the support of Paul Basile, Michael
acquired control of USESS and Falcon. To add to the unsavory quality
of the situation, Nick and Linda were informed of this by Basile in a
face-to-face meeting on February 13th, the day after Alan was buried.
Michael was not present.
Within a few days Michael began to cut Nick off from Falcon's bank
accounts, warehouse, mail and website. Consequently, on March 31,
2008, Nick resigned from USESS/Falcon.
You may ask why we don't simply go to a judge and have the document
declared invalid. That was our initial thought, too, but we soon
learned that such an action would be very expensive and could take
years...by which time we expected nothing would be left. Such is the
U.S. legal system.
For those who have speculated that Alan intended this to happen, or
that he left Falcon to Michael "in his will," etc., nothing could be
further from the truth.
Other than the "document" that Michael Miller put under his dying
father's hand on January 26, there is not the slightest shred of
credible evidence to suggest that Alan ever intended Michael to be
involved with Falcon in any way. To the contrary, there is abundant
evidence that he did not.
Nonetheless, as of today, Michael is "in charge", and in just a few
short months "New Falcon Publications" has gone from a respected
publisher to a travesty. He is selling "magickal artifacts" which he
claims were Alan's...but which neither Linda nor Nick recognize. He
claims to be selling books from the "Regardie Library"...though we
know of no way he could legitimately have acquired them...if, in fact,
they are books Regardie ever owned. And his treatment of customers and
authors has been nothing short of outrageous.
THE ORIGINAL FALCON PRESS
So we are here to restore the Falcon Press that once was: "The
Original Falcon Press". We deeply appreciate the support that so many
of you have given us in recent months (thank you all!), and invite you
to visit us soon.
Nick Tharcher & Linda Miller
PS: Of course, this is only the barest description of what has
happened. If there is enough interest, we will create a forum to
fully detail these and subsequent events including documentation to
support our claims.
The Original Falcon Press
1753 East Broadway Road #101-277
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (602) 708-1409
Fax: (602) 708-1410