I will post reviews of The September-11 Code here, along with the reviewer's details and the place where the review is posted.
Posted on Amazon.com on 11 May, 2012, by Gary Val Tenuta:
The September-11 Code peels back the curtain of time to reveal an Extraordinary Truth
I had the privilege of reading the manuscript for this book prior to its publication. I've been following Downie's work with English gematria as he has applied it to the NIV (New International Version) Bible for several years and I've often been amazed by the discoveries he's made. I didn't know, however, any of the remarkable, and sometimes unexplainable phenomena he has experienced in his personal life. The experiences ranged from prophetic dreams and cryptic visions to uncanny "coincidences" that were not only related to his work but ultimately served as guiding lights, showing him the way along his road less traveled, ultimately culminating in a spectacular piece of work: The September-11 Code. Downie hides none of this from the reader. He bravely and unashamedly discusses all of it so the reader can appreciate the full impact it had on his life and on the writing of this book.
Could it possibly be true that the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 was foretold throughout the scriptures of the Holy Bible? Has William H. Downie truly discovered a code that proves this admittedly outrageous claim? And can it be true that the English language and the alphabet we use to write that language have been somehow encoded or "programed" in such a way that they can be used to decipher hidden "truths" within seemingly random and unrelated portions of text, especially within the NIV Bible? Can it be true that Downie was miraculously given a "key" to unlock the coded messages within that version of the Bible?
Marcello Truzzi, founding co-chairman of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), a founder of the Society for Scientific Exploration, and director for the Center for Scientific Anomalies Research has been credited as being the originator of this phrase: "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof." I believe Downie would agree with that admonition. His book, The September-11 Code, is his attempt to provide just such extraordinary proof.
Has he succeeded? Readers, of course, will judge for themselves. Some will say yes. Some will say no. Some will remain on the fence. Some will say it's inspired by angels and some will say it's the work of the Devil. What I can't imagine, however, is anyone saying that The September-11 Code is not an enlightening and awe-inspiring testimony to Downie's genius and his remarkable perseverance to overcome the many obstacles, both personal and societal, that often threatened his progress throughout his long, strange journey.
In my opinion, it's people like Downie and books like The September-11 Code that make life really, really intriguing. Just when you think you've heard it all, along comes something like this. I can't help but be reminded of Shakespeare's famous line from Hamlet: "There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy".
I highly recommend The September-11 Code to anyone who's not afraid to take a peek behind the curtain.
Posted on the Axis Mundi site, on 14 May, 2012, by Brian Allan, Paranormal Magazine:
Over the years there have been many books purporting to reveal great secrets: some make an attempt at doing so with varying levels of success and others fall at the first hurdle, but The September-11 Code succeeds spectacularly well on various levels. In fact the profound implications suggested by the book might even say infinitely more about the human condition than the revelations it contains. What William Downie has done here is make an excellent case that the abomination perpetrated by terrorists on the fateful day mentioned in the title heralded the second coming of Jesus Christ. He does this by applying an ancient divinatory technique called Gematria to the biblical texts set out in the New International Version (NIV) of the bible.
At the risk of oversimplifying things, at its most basic this technique replaces letters with numbers (A = 1, B = 2 etc) and when that happens something truly magickal happens, because words and phrases with the same or similar meanings have an identical numerical value. I do not intend to start extracting examples from the text of the book to demonstrate this, because it is much better to see them explained in the appropriate context. In fact the author makes no assumptions and in the opening chapters goes to some considerable effort to make this fascinating technique both accessible and understandable to the reader. Every aspect of what occurred that day; the main players, the events and locations are all there encoded in the pages of the NIV bible. There are even truly astonishing numerical synchronicities between Pope John Paul and Osama bin Laden and their roles in what occurred.
Where the book also works remarkably well is in giving the reader a clear insight into the ‘psychic triggers’ that sparked the desire in the author to embark on what was clearly a lengthy spiritual journey. This is done in a meticulous and logical fashion which makes it clear that none of these interlinked yet enigmatic events were coincidences; this is true synchronicity at its very, very best. As to whether this is the work of some Creator God is left up to the judgement of the reader, but there is clearly something truly majestic at work here. Bill Downie actually constructs beautiful geometrical shapes and patterns from the mathematical equivalents of the texts he explores; it is almost akin to something magickal that continually hints at something much, much deeper and it is here that the second hidden level kicks in.
While the revelations are breathtaking in their own right, the method used to unlock them carries absolutely immense implications about the universe and the role of the human race. If, as is shown here, words and phrases with similar meanings have the same numerical values, then this has to mean that language was deliberately constructed in a logical and mathematical manner. If this is the case then what is being suggested here? Are we just players in some prewritten, unknown and unknowable work, or is it all just random and due to chance alone. If even half of what is in the book is true then our destiny is already preordained if we have the eyes to see it. This book is literally groundbreaking in its premise and will surely rank as one of the all time greats in prophetic literature and deserves to be read.