Wednesday, September 30, 2009
On Sunday night's Coast To Coast AM program, George Knapp was joined by author and paranormal investigator Christopher O'Brien, who discussed the legendary tricksters of mythology and how these entities may be manifesting in a myriad of ways that contemporary society describes as "paranormal." According to tradition, he said, tricksters are amoral entities whose main function is to both break down the status quo and to introduce "novelty and change into a static system." As its name suggests, O'Brien explained, the trickster is more often mischievous rather than evil, drawing confusion from those who encounter it.
Having examined the historical descriptions of tricksters in cultures throughout the world, O'Brien uncovered one prevailing trend: that the entity possessed the ability to shape shift. Based on that observation, he theorized that the trickster may be behind many of the staples of the paranormal world such as cattle mutilations, "elementals" like fairies and dwarfs, and even UFOs. Rather than an entity, per se, O'Brien speculated that the trickster is a force within the collective unconscious that takes on different characteristics depending on the culture observing it. He noted the bizarre airship wave of the late 1800's as a potential case of the trickster in action.
O'Brien also voiced suspicions that that "certain elements within our culture" have discovered the nature of this trickster energy and are manipulating it for nefarious ends. Suggesting that this agenda has been ongoing for centuries, O'Brien noted that the emergence of monotheistic religions resulted in the trickster being "cast as a demon" so that it could be marginalized by those in power. However, he said, the trickster may actually be beneficial to mankind as its confounding nature could result in observers "thinking outside of the box" and coming up with revolutionary ideas which could change the world.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
This is a different consideration about this topic.Wonder what your thoughts are about it.
"Professor at the University of Calgary, Carmen Boulter presented accumulated evidence and research, which suggests to her that levitation and advanced knowledge were used to construct the numerous pyramids in ancient Egypt. Her past life recall as a child led her to seek physical evidence for her visions of temples, pyramids and ceremonies. This quest brought her to Egypt 23 times, where she conducted extensive academic research, and field work around the Great Pyramid. The Great Pyramid, she noted, is a monumental building that spans over 2 acres and is made up of 2.3 million stones.
Yet near the Great Pyramid, there are six distinct sites, encompassing a total of 22 pyramids, and these structures worked together as a kind of energy system, at a time when the Nile River ran along side them, she explained. This puts their construction date much further back than what is typically thought. Further, these pyramids couldn't have been made with chisels but rather were constructed with superior light and sound technologies that made use of levitation in moving the blocks, Boulter said.
The pyramid builders were living in a Golden Age, when humans had expanded senses and higher levels of consciousness, she contended. 2012 marks the time in the 26,000-year 'precessional' cycle when humans begin moving back to this Golden Age, she commented. The Temple of Seti at Abydos contains many symbols that show the understanding of the ancients, including blue, yellow, and red beings that could represent travelers from Sirius and Orion, she added. "
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
A recent program on Coast To Coast AM was especially interesting..:
"A well-known voice of occult and esoteric ideas, Mitch Horowitz discussed how the occult is very much part of American history. Though there are many different aspects to the occult, there's a shared belief in the idea that an invisible realm exists beside our own, he explained.
Occultists in America, who got their start in the 1600s, differentiated themselves from their European counterparts, by using occult practices and ideas as tools of self-help, and to promote social progress. In fact, the American colonies quickly became known as a haven for the religiously liberal, and unorthodox, he detailed.
The spiritualism movement swept over the country in the mid 19th century, and seances were even held at the White House with President Lincoln. Spiritualism, with its emphasis on female mediums, helped foster the women's rights movement, Horowitz commented. Franklin Roosevelt's Vice President, Henry Wallace, had a heavy interest in the occult, and it was he that suggested the design of eye over the pyramid for the US currency, which first appeared on the dollar in 1935. Ronald and Nancy Reagan were known for their devotion to astrology, and under the advice of astrologer Carroll Righter, his inauguration in 1967 as California's governor took place at the odd time of 12:10 AM.
The 'positive thinking' philosophy is as "American as apple pie," and was developed in the mid-19th century by Phineas Quimby, who believed that sickness and bad fortune could be related to one's thought process. Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, was said to be influenced by Quimby, Horowitz noted. He also talked about the Ouija Board, the "game" marketed by Parker Brothers. While there have been a lot of frightening tales associated with it, some have had positive experiences, such as the poet James Merrill who said his epic prize-winning poem, The Changing Light at Sandover, was channeled through the board."
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Sunday, September 20, 2009
World's top ten most mysterious and horrible spots
1. American Museum of Philadelphia,
"When it was first established, the museum was used for medical students to do research in human anatomy and deformity of the local people. Now it has become a museum displaying many gruesome things; various diseased, injured, and deformed cases, as well as the ancient medical equipment and biological development in the exhibition hall.
There are more than 20,000 exhibits, including photos of war victims, Siamese human remains, dwarf skeleton as well as a colon and other human parts. There are also some unique collections, such as a female body that resembles soap, with a childs two headed skull. In such a gloomy environment, the audience can not help but be horrified."
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Friday, September 18, 2009
Happy Birthday to Edgar Mitchell. The sixth man to walk on the moon just turned 79.
This Apollo astronaut has had a long standing interest in consciousness and the paranormal.
In 2008, he stirred up controversy with this statement in a radio interview: "I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we've been visited on this planet, and the UFO phenomenon is real."
A great boost for the UFO believers.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Atlantis, the Lost Continent:
" Researcher of ancient mysteries Frank Joseph Hoff discussed the work of Brazilian Professor Arysio Nunes dos Santos on the location of Atlantis. Santos determined that Atlantis, and earlier Lemuria, were located under the South China Sea, at the farthest ends of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. He made this conclusion based on decoding a number of ancient Hindu texts, Hoff related.
Larger than an island, Atlantis was a continent comparable in size to the United States-- it didn't sink, but went underwater when sea levels rose around 11,600 years ago, Hoff detailed, adding that Indonesia is actually the only part of that continent that remains visible. Sources like NOAA satellite data show that the continent was there, he added.
Millions of Atlanteans were killed in the deluge/tsunami that followed a massive earthquake, but some citizens fled to the Indus Valley area in India and Pakistan, and other locations, Hoff said. Atlantis dated back thousands of years-- it was the "soul of the world," the original cradle of civilization, and the source for most races, religions, and science, he noted. Hoff will be giving a presentation on Atlantis at the upcoming Bay Area UFO Expo.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Real or Hoax?
Source: The Daily Telegraph
IS this bizarre creature really an alien baby or just part of an elaborate hoax - and was it the cause of a mysterious revenge death?
Mexican TV revealed the almost unbelievable story - in 2007, a baby 'alien' was found alive by a farmer in Mexico.
He drowned it in a ditch out of fear, and now two years later scientists have finally been able to announce the results of their tests on this sinister-looking carcass.
At the end of last year the farmer, Marao Lopez, handed the corpse over to university scientists who carried out DNA tests and scans.
He claimed that it took him three attempts to drown the creature and he had to hold it underwater for hours.
Tests revealed a creature that is unknown to scientists - its skeleton has characteristics of a lizard, its teeth do not have any roots like humans
Saturday, September 12, 2009
"The conventional view of human evolution and how early man colonised the world has been thrown into doubt by a series of stunning palaeontological discoveries suggesting that Africa was not the sole cradle of humankind. Scientists have found a handful of ancient human skulls at an archaeological site two hours from the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, that suggest a Eurasian chapter in the long evolutionary story of man.
The skulls, jawbones and fragments of limb bones suggest that our ancient human ancestors migrated out of Africa far earlier than previously thought and spent a long evolutionary interlude in Eurasia – before moving back into Africa to complete the story of man.
Experts believe fossilised bones unearthed at the medieval village of Dmanisi in the foothills of the Caucuses, and dated to about 1.8 million years ago, are the oldest indisputable remains of humans discovered outside of Africa."
Thursday, September 10, 2009
A well known writer and ercognizes name in the field of the Paranormal, Brad Steiger has written a new book about vampires.Not the movie featured nor the modern cult type culture but REAL ones.On a recent Coast To Coast AM radio show hr spoke about vampires.
"...Brad Steiger discussed real vampires, stalkers and creatures of the dark. While the legend of the vampire has been made into something glamorous and seductive by Hollywood, the reality is much harsher and uglier, he noted. Vampiric lore dates all the way back to Lilith, a demon written about in early Jewish texts, who was associated with succubi and incubi. The ancient Jews used skulls and magic to drive away the sons and daughters of Lilith, he detailed.
Real life vampires, as opposed to members of the modern day vampire subculture, can commit heinous acts of violence and horror. Steiger suggested that some of these individuals may be possessed by evil parasitic spirit entities that feed on them, and control their behavior. Various vices and addictions can act as an invitation for these beings to come through, he cautioned.
Steiger also mentioned a connection to vampirism and UFOs-- in South America, numerous witnesses describe the UFO occupants as vampire-like entities. The chupacabras, he added, may be an animal that is possessed by one of the parasitic forces."
More at the Steiger's website
Tacky it may be, but the picture is my vampire earrings made without knowledge of this book...
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
A poignant touch to current concerns was recently published.
"At first glimpse it looks like any other glacier you might find in the freezing Arctic wastes of Norway.
But on closer inspection an eerie face is depicted in the melting ice wall that appears to be crying a river of tears.
The forlorn-looking 'Mother Nature' figure appeared to locals during a thaw, with the melting ice and snow falling towards the sea below.
Tears of Mother Nature: The image of a crying face looming from an icy cliff wall was taken at the Svalbard archipelago in Norway
Rising sea levels caused by melting ice caps are one of the most worrying effects of global warming and experts warn swathes of low-lying countries will be left under water.
The picture was captured by marine photographer and environmental lecturer Michael Nolan while on an annual voyage to observe the glacier and its surrounding wildlife.
A glacier expert has confirmed the ice cap carrying an image of Mother Nature 'crying' has been continually shrinking by as much as 160 feet every year for several decades."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1210706/Caught-camera-Mother-Nature-cries-river-tears-global-warming-threatens-planet.html#ixzz0QQPUrvMv
Sunday, September 6, 2009
In Texas at a San Antonia Cultural Museum is a beautifully curtained glass sided hearse.It was used the latter part of the 1800's and some say the early 1900's as well.It was drawn by at least 4 horses.
Imagine the surprise of the night security staff when the hearse was added to the collection or for that matter, any new security staff hired.(It is often seen as a "Rite To Passage" for the new hires.)The doors at the back of the hearse open themselves throughout the night as if a body were to be removed...Only at night..and the closure is quite secure.The guard will know the doors were closed on the first check but the next time,,,,
What do you think? A restless spirit always on the move? A residual of energy from the many who rode there? Or as one guard said "Maybe a mortician just looking for business."
Friday, September 4, 2009
Strive as we might to make sense of the world, there are mysteries that still confound us.
Michael Brooks presents thirteen of the most perplexing. Cracking any one of them could yield profound truths.
New Scientist recently published:
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Recently on Coast to coast AM there was an interesting program on Mysterious Locations,artifacts etc.
"Author, researcher, and archaeologist David Hatcher Childress spoke about a variety of mysterious and sometimes ancient places and creatures. There is evidence of ancient visitors to the New World, who may have come here by boat as far back as 1,000 to 2,000 BC, he said. He cited a report in the Phoenix Gazette in 1909, about an expedition to the Grand Canyon in which artifacts such as a Buddha-like statue were found, as well as the case of the Elephant Stone of Aztec, New Mexico in which elephants and hieroglyphics were carved into ancient slabs.
Other points discussed:
* Huge vulture-like birds resembling teratorns, thought to be long extinct, have been sighted in South America, New Guinea and Africa.
* The strange Marfa Lights phenomenon in Texas, which can be readily observed from a vantage between Alpine and Marfa, may be due to piezoelectric pressures on the Earth.
* Victorio Peak in a mountain in New Mexico was reported by an explorer to contain a vast treasure of gold. The area eventually became part of a military range, and an iron door was placed at the entrance, sealing it off.
* Another lost treasure was said to exist in catacombs under the Death Valley, including giant mummies buried there, claimed a man nicknamed 'Death Valley Scotty.' A villa known as Scotty's Castle was built at the site.
* Giant skulls were found in the Aleutians, collected by the Smithsonian, and never seen again.
Obelisks on the moon, such as the Blair Cuspids, could relate to ancient monolithic towers found in Egypt and other locations, and might function as power stations similar to what Tesla conceived."
The picture is of one of his books about Central America.