Michael Tellinger

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Michael Tellinger in 2014

Michael Tellinger is a South African author, politician, explorer[1] and founder of the Ubuntu Party which supports the supply of free resources across society.[2] He has led a campaign against banks and central banks[3] and championed pseudolegal ideas to obtain money from financial institutions.[4] He is also a promoter of pseudoarchaeology influenced by Zecharia Sitchin's ideas of ancient astronauts.[5] presenting the Blaauboschkraal stone ruins, interpreted by mainstream archaeology as 16th century boundary markers, as 'Adam's Calendar', an alien-built structure at the center of a network of stone circles across Southern Africa which purportedly channeled energy in ancient times.[5][6]


Tellinger authored or co-authored the following books, three of them self-published through his Zulu Planet Publishers.:[7]

  • Heine, J.; Tellinger, M. (2008). Adam's Calendar: Discovering the Oldest Man-made Structure on Earth. Zulu Planet Publishers. ISBN 978-1-920153-07-6.
  • Tellinger, M. (2012). Slave Species of the Gods: The Secret History of the Anunnaki and Their Mission on Earth. Inner Traditions/Bear. ISBN 978-1-59143-807-6.
  • Tellinger, M.; Heine, J. (2009). Temples of the African Gods: Decoding the Ancient Ruins of Southern Africa. Zulu Planet Publishers. ISBN 978-1-920153-08-3.
  • Tellinger, M. (2014). UBUNTU Contributionism: A Blueprint for Human Prosperity. Zulu Planet Publishers. ISBN 978-1-920153-12-0.


Tellinger founded a South African political party called Ubuntu Party, named after the principles of Ubuntu Contributionism.[8]


Michael Tellinger graduated in 1983 from the University Of Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg, with a B.Pharmacy degree.[9]


He spent much of his early years in the arts performing on stage and screen. As part of the duo "Stirling & Tellinger" he had several music hits in South Africa. In 1986, he worked in Los Angeles for Cannon Films as a sound designer and editor; and wrote and recorded the controversial anti-apartheid song "We come from Johannesburg", which was banned under the previous regime. His latest contribution to the arts was a song called "Side By Side With Angels", for the TSUNAMI disaster fund in 2005, which featured a number of top South African artists.[10]

Campaign against banks[edit]

In 2012, Tellinger was sued in the Johannesburg High Court by Standard Bank for nonpayment of his R828 015 home loan granted in 2007. Tellinger's pseudolegal argument, in a nutshell, was that banks create money "out of the air" and therefore he could do the same. He sent Standard Bank a piece of paper which he said was a "negotiable instrument" for the final payment of the loan. Standard Bank took him to court and within minutes his case was dismissed by Judge Jackson Mabsele. Tellinger was ordered to pay the loan and legal fees of both parties. There was also the possibility that he could be sued for defamation and be declared a "troublesome litigant". He was quoted as saying after the court case that he would take the case to the Constitutional Court.[3]


  1. ^ "UBUNTU Contributionism Touts a Society Without Money: Everyone Is Equal – WOUB Digital". 22 September 2016.
  2. ^ Wet, Phillip De. "New Age leaders weed out the lies". Mail and Guardian. Archived from the original on 21 September 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b De Wet, Phillip. "Court sees red over UFO guru's crusade". Mail and Guardian. Archived from the original on 6 October 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  4. ^ Netolitzky, Donald J. (3 May 2018). "A Pathogen Astride the Minds of Men: The Epidemiological History of Pseudolaw". Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux et la radicalisation (CEFIR). SSRN 3177472. Retrieved 24 January 2022. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ a b Hammer, Olav; Swartz, Karen (May 2020). "Field Notes: The Bosnian Pyramid Phenomenon" (PDF). Nova Religio. 23 (4): 94–110. doi:10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.94. S2CID 218928395.
  6. ^ Bradfield, Laura (10 November 2015). "200 000 year old city found in Southern Africa may rewrite history". The South African.
  7. ^ "Amazing Metropolis Discovered in Africa is 200,000 years old!". www.viewzone2.com.
  8. ^ "Ubuntu: About". ubuntu. Retrieved 13 May 2020.[self published]
  9. ^ Keene, Rochelle. "Our Graduates – 1924 -2012" (PDF). wits.ac.za. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand – Faculty of Health Science. p. 141. Retrieved 17 December 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Michael Tellinger, author Slave Species God Adam's Calendar". Credo Vusamazulu Mutwa. 8 March 2019. Archived from the original on 8 March 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2019.