Spiritualists with their lack of disciplined scriptures may ultimately be right, for all we really know, but we may choose to believe otherwise, and we are given guideposts and inspiration to believe as we do.
Calmeyer was an anthropologist by self-training, somehow having sired two archaeologist sons neither of whom really sensed that as a common legacy, as if it were some cosmic coincidence. Perhaps it indeed was some spiritual coincidence.
Calmeyer, in his last year and a half (according to him the night before his death) had studied the history and pre-history of the Magi, a mysterious astronomy-aware group of kings and scientists we are told visited both Jesus as a child and Herod the governor of the Jewish lands of Palestine. Why was he so interested?
Calmeyer was interested in a great many things, a sponge of knowledge, but this was something of a late-life obsession. We cannot know exactly why, but his son Michael proceeded to study the topic rather intensively, the thought had taken hold like a seed, and it is indeed a deep topic that occasionally crosses over into spiritual indications and perhaps truth. The “Magi” appear on the scenes of history and pre-history and myth as often as the “Watchers” ... which is to say not often, but tantalizingly so, representing ancient wisdom, science, and even foreknowledge in ways that inspire.
Whether such inspiration is historical truth or mysticism, there is a spiritual tie to believers in prophesy and even “seers” of the past like Edgar Cayce and others, a link to deeply held but forgotten beliefs in the pre-cursor civilization of Noah, before the flood.
This necessary yet unknown precursor civilization to the Sumerians and Egyptians was as enticing to Calmeyer as the Aryan Civilization was to Hitler. One had an academic interest, the other had a driven interest in replicating a past civilization through the use of raw power. But apart from objectives, each sought a historical (real) basis for the explanation of creation’s antecedents, civilization, beliefs in God, and spiritual adherence to some absolute truth.
Calmeyer wanted to complete his personal understanding. Hitler wanted a tool to capture and hold the imagination of others.