The appointment of George Mentz ― who also writes under the pen name "Magus Incognito" ― to the Commission on Presidential Scholars was announced last Wednesday in a White House press release. [...]
Mentz's author page on Amazon suggests that he is a prolific writer, with more than 60 titles to his name. That includes works with titles like "The Law of Attraction & Prosperity Bible -- The Illuminati Wealth Manifesto & Codex" and "The Illuminati Handbook -- The Path of Illumination and Ascension."
In a 2013 book by "Magus Incognito" called "Rosicrucian and Masonic Spirituality & Secrets -- The Handbook," Mentz tells readers the book's teachings "can propel the initiate into the 4th dimension of existence on this Earth." [...]
Mentz attended law and business school in Louisiana and now lives in Colorado Springs, where he owns the Global Academy of Finance and Management. For $378, the company awards certifications to individuals who can then list official-sounding titles and acronyms after their names. (The certifications are "valid" for two years and then "members" must renew them annually.) At least 118 such titles are listed on the GAFM website, including "Certified Chartered FinTech Professional (ChFP)," "Master Business Analyst (MBA)" and "Registered Islamic Financial Specialist (RIFS)."
It's unclear what qualifications applicants must demonstrate in order to obtain the certifications.
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