I think he's making it all up, but fair play to him for that. He's an entertainer and storyteller who's had an impact on his audience through his ideas and imagination, whether what he says in his "non-fiction" work is true or not. I'm not being negative about the bloke; on the contrary. I think the fact that Communion has kept many people guessing - and some true believing - for decades is testament to his skills as a plausible fantasist (the most adept kind). I don't reckon he believes a bar of it himself though. To quote courtstar1960 and callmesnake above, I'd put him down as 50% art project and 50% good salesman. Mixing fact with fantasy is a thread which runs through a lot of his work: it's part of his style and sub-genre. Mostly harmless, and certainly no L Ron Hubbard. No miraculous journey for me but an enjoyable show.