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Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:16:40 +0100
Subject: Age of Leo - Start of (present) Civilization?

Age of Leo - Start of (present) Civilization?

Rethought those referrences to the `Age of Leo' made the other day, and searching brought some references up;

Dualism or Dichotomy page
Gerard Kremer (1512-1594), known to us as Mercator the Map-maker, was assembling his masterpiece, the first "Atlas" (in 3 volumes - last one finished by his son in 1595), and accompanied it with a "Chronologia" or time-line of the World.

However, the "Chronologia" was criticized by Jean Bodin (1530 - 1596); (French juror - `The Witch-finder of Paris') in `Methodus ad facilem historiarum cognitionem' (quoted in Van Raemdonck 1869, p. 283, fn. 1), who wrote:
"No less does Mercator slip up, who thinks that the Sun was in Leo when the universe was coming into existence."

Was that important or worrying?  Yup, it was - and dangerous too!
The Sphinx page
A Conclusion
We're forced to think the Sphinx was created very long ago, millennia before 5,000 years ago - to allow for subsequent erosion - and that the head has been reduced and re-shaped at some time since 5,000 years ago, because it shows little erosion.
The recarving would obviously obliterate the grooves and channels of erosion from the original head - which may well have been a lion!
They'd probably want to tell "when" they came from!
We're nearing the Age of Aquarius now - `Leo' was seen at dawn approximately 12,500 years ago.
The end of the Ice Age! - And that's now known to have changed previous civilizations' courses, in addition to perhaps prompting the building of observatories ref 14 and warning-monuments.

and others linked from INDEX PAGE

Ray D

Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:03:15 +0100
Subject: Re: "Vulture Stone (Gobekli Tepe) recorded devastating comet strike"

Thanks Jim,
That `second sight' delving ability sounds like a handy talent to have.

BTW think you meant the Phaistos Disk for that `menu'?  I put those pics up long time ago and have been getting translations" off and on ever since from very sincere folk [but all different "translations"].

Ray D

Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2017 05:33:22 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Re: "Vulture Stone (Gobekli Tepe) recorded devastating comet strike"




Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:04:37 +0100
Subject: "Vulture Stone (Gobekli Tepe) recorded devastating comet strike"

"Vulture Stone (Gobekli Tepe) recorded devastating comet strike"

Vulture Stone Very interesting - have long been collecting lots of evidence of that catastrophe in the Age of Leo - most from USA and Canada but also some world-wide (see list and graph here).

BTW - if you click on that graph you might notice the worrying fact that the result of that one event (impact) was a mini-Ice Age lasting about two thousand years!

The immediate after-effects also seem to've been memorialized in many Native American `Flood Legends' - they sounded really terrifying. (some listed and summarized here).

N.b. what that Dr Sweatman is now saying - that many ancient "monuments" or so-called "tombs" were actually observatories - is what that Westward page has also been saying (maybe read from here) for about ten or more years!.

Ray D Stone detail
Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations
Sarah Knapton, science editor - 21 APRIL 2017 - 11:25AM

The Vulture Stone from Gobekli Tepe (right) which recorded a devastating comet strike (right)
Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.

Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to find out if they could be linked to constellations.

f the page of meteor craters in North America where the comet is thought to have struck.

However, when engineers studied animal carvings made on a pillar - known as the vulture stone - at Gobekli Tepe they discovered that the creatures were actually astronomical symbols which represented constellations and the comet.

The idea had been originally put forward by author Graham Hancock in his book Magicians of the Gods.

Using a computer programme to show where the constellations would have appeared above Turkey thousands of years ago, they were able to pinpoint the comet strike to 10,950BC, the exact time the Younger Dryas begins according to ice core data from Greenland.

The Younger Dryas is viewed as a crucial period for humanity, as it roughly coincides with the emergence of agriculture and the first Neolithic civilisations.

Before the strike, vast areas of wild wheat and barley had allowed nomadic hunters in the Middle East to establish permanent base camps. But the difficult climate conditions following the impact forced communities to come together and work out new ways of maintaining the crops, through watering and selective breeding. Thus farming began, allowing the rise of the first towns.

Edinburgh researchers said the carvings appear to have remained important to the people of Gobekli Tepe for millennia, suggesting that the event and cold climate that followed likely had a very serious impact.

Position of the sun and stars on the summer solstice of 10,950BC
Dr Martin Sweatman, of the University of Edinburgh's School of Engineering, who led the research, said: "I think this research, along with the recent finding of a widespread platinum anomaly across the North American continent virtually seal the case in favour of (a Younger Dryas comet impact).

"Our work serves to reinforce that physical evidence. What is happening here is the process of paradigm change."

"It appears Göbekli Tepe was, among other things, an observatory for monitoring the night sky."

"One of its pillars seems to have served as a memorial to this devastating event - probably the worst day in history since the end of the ice age."

Gobekli Tepe, is thought to be the world's oldest temple site, which dates from around 9,000BC, predating Stonehenge by around 6,000 years.

Researchers believe the images were intended as a record of the cataclysmic event, and that a further carving showing a headless man may indicate human disaster and extensive loss of life.

'This is what universe used to look like'
Symbolism on the pillars also indicates that the long-term changes in Earth's rotational axis was recorded at this time using an early form of writing, and that Gobekli Tepe was an observatory for meteors and comets.

The finding also supports a theory that Earth is likely to experience periods when comet strikes are more likely, owing to the planet's orbit intersecting orbiting rings of comet fragments in space.

But despite the ancient age of the pillars, Dr Sweatman does not believe it is the earliest example of astronomy in the archaeological record.

"Many paleolithic cave paintings and artefacts with similar animal symbols and other repeated symbols suggest astronomy could be very ancient indeed," he said.

"If you consider that, according to astronomers, this giant comet probably arrived in the inner solar system some 20 to 30 thousand years ago, and it would have been a very visible and dominant feature of the night sky, it is hard to see how ancient people could have ignored this given the likely consequences."

The research is published in Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry.

Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2017 19:25:08 +0100
Subject: Don't worry about those voices

Don't worry about those voices

From around fifteen or more years ago was occasionally reading about US (and later UK) agencies experimenting with `induced sound and/or vision'.

And then noticed some astute sci-fi writers using the same theme, some as representing `ultimate advertising in your head' in a corporate future, others as a dystopian mind-control tool of `big brother' tyrannies.

And now Joseph P Farrell brings me up to-date - in his series of (highly speculative) books on possible ancient high technology which _might_ have enabled others (humans or `ETs') to dominate our distant ancestors.

His painstaking research has shown that in modern real life the first moves in that direction were happening way back in the fifties and sixties, and that as early as the 1970s patents were applied for and subsequently declared "official secrets".

Today he says that FBI, CIA (and maybe MI5/6) and the US military have the ability to remotely control / induce (in your heads!):
1) emotional states of all sorts, from euphoria, anger, hypnogogic suggestibility, trance and so on;

2) actual perception of "visions" and "voices" with specific information or instruction;

3) post-hypnotic suggestibility

4) out-of-body experiences;

5) induction of false memories, "missing time" (and thus missing history), and false interpretive contexts
[Joseph's emphasis]

And, as some of these methods use microwaves to `inject' stuff into your head, they have built up impressive case-books of the damages that microwaves can inflict on human brain and body tissue - but they're keeping all that secret, obviously.

So, don't worry about those voices!

Ray D

Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:42:49 +0100
Subject: "Bizarre claims nuclear bomb was detonated in India 12,000 years ago"

"Bizarre claims nuclear bomb was detonated in India 12,000 years ago"

Well, am personally distrustful of any groups claiming to be "skeptic" or "scientific investigators".  D'you remember the biggest and noisiest such group - CSICOP?  Well, think they still claim to be the "Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal".

[ Some years ago it transpired that in the only "scientific investigation" CSICOP attempted (into some apparently confirmed cases of `careers matching astrological predictions') they had to fraudulently rig "negative" results by faking the statistics.  Since being exposed as fraudsters, CSICOP has not attempted ANY further "scientific investigations". ]

In this particular case, (below), I seem to remember, over the years, reading of that large area of high radiation in (northern?) India more than a few times.  In addition those reports were often linked to archeological excavations which showed that one long-buried city had dead bodies lying in its streets.  I.e. - that no-one had buried the dead there - they had been left to be covered by the dust of centuries, as was the city itself.

So it looks to me like this `' is just another dogmatic and probably fraudulent bunch of "skepti-bunkers" (I.e. a support-group for damaged folk).

Ray D
BTW - if you want to know why `control-freaks' are linked to `paranoia' and `non-perception' try the most recent research.
Proof of time travel? Bizarre claims nuclear bomb was detonated in India 12,000 years ago
A NUCLEAR bomb blast killed half a million people in India 12,000 years ago, according to shocking claims being made.
By JON AUSTIN | PUBLISHED: 13:26, Mon, Apr 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 17:33, Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Hindu texts suggest 'atomic bomb' set off 12,000 years ago
Videos uploaded by conspiracy theory and UFO websites suggest there is evidence of the ancient blast happening in a desert region near Jodhpur.

Website was the latest to link to one of the videos today.

The "evidence" is alleged to be based on "writings" in ancient texts and an area where high levels of radiation were allegedly detected.

Conspiracy theory website said: "Hindu texts dating from thousands of years ago seem to suggest that some kind of highly advanced weapon resembling an atomic bomb was set off on the Earth some twelve thousand of years ago."

The theory is based on alleged passages from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, Sanskrit epics said to be written in around the 8th or 9th century BC, about the Kurukshetra War and battle between Rama and the demon Ravana respectively. added: "Could an atomic bomb have gone off on Earth 12,000 years ago? Some of the passages from the Mahabharata suggest a nuclear conflict."

The website points to these allegedly translated extracts from the texts: "A single projectile charged with all the power in the Universe ... An incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as 10,000 suns, rose in all its splendor ... it was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes an entire race.

"The corpses were so burned as to be unrecognisable. Their hair and nails fell out, pottery broke without any apparent cause, and the birds turned white.

"After a few hours, all foodstuffs were infected. To escape from this fire, the soldiers threw themselves into the river."

The theory suggests the discovery of an area of high radiation in the 1990s and several corpses found in an ancient city back up the texts.

The claims are that on the eastern edge of the great Thar desert, near the ancient city of Jodhpur, in the 1990s, an area "where radioactivity is so great that residents have long had high rates of cancer and birth defects."

It suggests that nearby several skeletons were unearthered in an ancient city whiuch appeared to have perished together in the streets.
In some reports alleged Indian historian, Kisari Mohan Ganguli, said: "Indian sacred writings are full of such descriptions, which sound like an atomic blast as experienced in Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

The theory claims there is evidence of a nuclear blast crater - the Lonar Crater near Mumbai, which cannot be explained.

Conspiracy theorists have claimed time travellers or aliens could be explanations for how advanced technology developed in the 20th century was available 12,000 years ago. said: "How the ancient Indian powers at the time developed nuclear weapons is a mystery although of course no records exist showing anything like the levels of technology needed to develop these kinds of weapons."

But, despite appearing on many conspiracy theory and UFO websites, the story has been exposed as "fake news".

Debunking website investigated the claims.

It found no evidence of the reported passages in translated versions of the texts.

It also found no evidence outside of conspiracy forums to suggest the area of high radiation had been discovered in the desert.

The images of the ancient city and skeletons used with the reports were found to have actually been taken at the ancient cities of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa, which are around 300 miles away from the alleged site. said: " If this was a nuclear war, it was practically a nationwide theatre.

"Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa are both about 500 km from Jodhpur, one to the north and one to the west. None of these places are anywhere near each other.

"Sadly for the legend, there is nothing remotely like this story in any archaeological publications.

"Archaeological information about the excavations of Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa, and other Indus Valley sites is widely available online and in print, and there is simply no such thing as radioactive skeletons or skeletons in large numbers or holding hands or sprawled in any way." said the Lonar Crater was 470 miles from the alleged site and had been dated back to being formed 52,000 years ago, long before the alleged ancient bomb blast. added: "It looks like every part of this story is fabricated."

Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:41:14 +0100
Subject: "Keep Digging"

"Keep Digging"

Interesting.  I have a book by Sir Fred Hoyle - `The Nature of the Universe' - a series of early broadcast lectures, wherein (I think) he says that the apparent increase in temperature as you tunnel down is not what it seems.  He said that the hotter temperatures are due to nuclear radiation generated in the top twenty miles or so of Earth's crust.

So it may be that if you can get down below twenty miles or so, then temperatures might get more bearable, and indeed even comfortable

Ray D
Available now - 28 minutes | On air Today 21:00 - BBC RADIO 4

Keep Digging

Mary-Ann Ochota asks why scientists have managed to send probes to interstellar space, but haven't yet managed to reach the Earth's mantle, which lies just a few miles beneath us.

Sixty years ago, a plan was hatched to drill into the Earth's mantle - the layer of silicate rock and minerals that makes up around 84% of our planet's volume. This mission coincided with the start of the space race but, while the space programme quickly captured the public's imagination, the exploration of our own planet's interior soon stalled.

Yet, for a brief moment, it was an equally exciting quest.

For Henry Dick, from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, we are stood on top of "the world's most incredible library with 250 million years of the Earth's history waiting to be revealed". Professor Damon Teagle from the National Oceanography Centre believes that "pristine mantle would be a geochemical treasure trove equivalent to the Apollo lunar rocks".

The cost of completing this six-decade mission has been estimated at $1 billion - a fraction of Nasa's annual budget - and yet a breakthrough remains some way off.

For some reason - scientific, technical or political - humans have ventured more than 248,000 miles up from the Earth's surface, but can't drill more than eight miles into its crust. Mary-Ann Ochota meets some of the scientists who believe we need to keep drilling down.

Presenter: Mary-Ann Ochota
Producer: Nick Minter

Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 13:52:46 +0100
Subject: Church, Cadbury + Nat Trust: ALL WRONG

Church, Cadbury + Nat Trust: ALL WRONG

Ha!  Quite ironic - they're _all_ making fools of themselves.  The name `Easter' (Eostre) has nothing to do with Xtianity, being much older: the name of the Maiden persona of the Great Goddess, who at Easter personifies fertility (hence the "eggs" on some ancient carvings of the Goddess).
Ray D
Nicole Morley for Tuesday 4 Apr 2017 8:42 am

The Church of England is embroiled in a row with Cadbury and the National Trust after it was claimed the firms removed references to Christian holiday Easter in marketing for their annual egg hunt.
(more at page ...)

Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:11:35 +0100
Subject: Info from Jim Marrs, Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval

Info from Jim Marrs, Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval

Here's how Jim Marrs cottoned-on to evil:
Jim Marrs Exposes the Real Conspiracies in 2017 (set to open at 28 mins)

and then saw even worse - an existential threat to the establishment:
Jim Marrs "Trump Knows Who Really Controls Events But If He Named Names, He'd Be Killed!"

Here's GRAHAM HANCOCK ITS ALL LIES Forbidden History:

and Robert Bauval's `The Master Game - Unmasking the Secret Rulers of the World': - (starts slow, it is at conference)

Ray D

Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:04:56 +0800
Subject: Re: Sad Coincidences + Westminster, London

You know Ray, the Europeans learn [too] late of the true nature of political Islam.  And as for Erdogan, they failed to understand that when an Islamic country is able to be powerful then the next vision is to establish the caliphate.

This is what Erdogan wants to be known as, the caliph of the modern world.

Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:25:04 -0000
Subject: Sad Coincidences + Westminster, London

Sad Coincidences + Westminster, London

Just over a week ago got a query from George pursuing my post re: Merkel and her chickens coming home to roost.  He wanted to know about Turkey, so, from some limited experience in the area, and personal knowledge of many Turkish military and academic folk, gave him the lowdown on the present mess in Turkey.

Then a week later the present `ruler' of Turkey issued what seemed to be a lunatic threat: that he would make it dangerous for "Europeans" to walk the streets anywhere in the world, by which he seemed to be threatening Europeans _and_ US folk, plus probably Russians, and maybe Chinese / Japanese also.

And yesterday afternoon there was a crazed multiple murder attack in London, with innocent tourists being mown down by a speeding car (French children, South Korean and Romanian, American, Greek and Irish adults, and English police etc) followed by a stabbing murder of an unarmed policeman; all committed by an estranged +/or radicalized transplanted Arab / Turkish (or more likely North African?) moron.

Those were the overt sad coincidences adding up to the Westminster bloodbath.

Ray D

N.b. further coincidences kept coming: last night was reading a couple of quotes of Einstein's philosophy, and realized that Tom Van Flandern's new approach vindicates Albert's stand on Quantum "spooky action at a distance" - it doesn't happen.  The quotes were in Dean Radin's `Supernormal' a fascinating read, and realized I liked Einstein's "credos" and also share Radin's "quiet, persisting interest" which is not in the "religious" but the occulted area of the metaphysical and mysterious.

PS - Then found Dean referring to the `Miracle of Fatima' (Portugal, 1917).  That could be viewed purely as a theological or `religious' event: the Virgin Mary visiting three little peasant children and warning of tribulations for the Pope/Vatican) in future times.

Alternatively, it could be seen as a paranormal/Alien visitation, by a small doll-like entity (from the sky) which stood / sat in the branches of a tree. It presumably communicated with the children telepathically, because other folk nearby heard her/its voice sounding like "the buzzing of a giant insect".  The entity departed when a huge disc swooped down from the sky.

Seems that all of the visits were accompanied / terminated by UFO phenomena: a large disc or sphere flying down (this was in 1917).  The later visits (+UFOs) were witnessed by ever-growing crowds of thousands - the last (Oct 1917) attracted between 60,000 and 100,000 people.  Many of those witnesses were afterwards interviewed by Jesuit `agents' or `detectives' sent by the Vatican.

When the Vatican heard of the "secrets of Fatima" they kept them undercover for a long while but they now seem to be available here - go find for "flaming" for the third secret.

If you read it carefully it _could_ be saying that Rome (and the Vatican) are going to be over-run (by who?), and the Pope looks like being cut down by a hail of gunfire `at the top of the hill'.  However, it didn't say _when_ all that will happen.


Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:35:23 -0000
Subject: The colour green

The colour green
Green Man of Bamberg A while ago was reminded of who claims proprietary rights over the colour green.  I was helping with a check of folk-lore, history etc. in several groups, including a `para' group in South America I believe - looking for roots of the Green Man - (BTW, found some interesting blood-group and DNA linkages - which turned up during the search).

Anyway as Timothy ? posted, we should be careful of green because it's `associated' with the little people or `In the Ring' `fair folk', and as we already knew, from St Patrick's Day parties, it's also claimed by the Irish.

And latterly,Arabian Emblem' in Saudi and Mid-East, I was told many times that it's an `Islamic' colour, maybe _the_ Islamic colour.

So that's three separate groups, each about diametrically opposed in character, traits, morals etc.; all claiming the same colour.


Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:43:30 -0500
Subject: Re: The colour green

The Irish language, Gaeilge, has two words for green.  Glas for natural things and uaine for artificial or bright.  Glas also is gray for natural things, though "liath" is for the gray-haired.

Colors and numbers can be a pain in the ass in Irish. ;)


Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 18:08:52 -0000
Subject: CERN just a continuation of the Nazi `BELL'?
Nazi `Bell'

CERN just a continuation of the Nazi `BELL'?

Is CERN just a continuation of the Nazi `BELL'?
Ray D


Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2017 16:00:20 -0500
Subject: Re: Apocalypse

I've read her extensively and she's thorough and frightening

Sent from my iPhone
Greg B
On Mar 6, 2017, at 2:13 PM, Ray Dickenson wrote:

Today reading `The Apocalypse: Comets, Asteroids and Cyclical Catastrophes' by Laura Knight-Jadczyk and am quite surprised and pleased (I'd maybe expected a more `romantic' and opinionated book from a writer with her reputation).

N.b. a younger woman friend with more adventurous reading habits gave it to me and I'd begun it without reading the author's name (thought it was written by a man).  It's a well-researched and densely footnoted reference book, but also has the page-turning qualities of a thriller.

As an amateur student of history I thought I'd know the details of a lot of her early material but was wrong again, it's amazingly well researched and quite surprizing in its detail  (I also like her habit of providing website URLs when available for footnotes).

The subject matter is deadly serious, scary at many times, so maybe don't read it late at night if you're of a nervous disposition.

Ray D

By coincidence have been collecting evidence (here) of massive, multiple-strike impacts, perhaps mainly on the Western hemisphere, about 12,000 years ago.  On pages 136-139 of `The Apocalypse' Laura K-J also makes the case for that `horrble event'; which caused world-wide traumas, the extinction of almost all Earth's mega-fauna, huge disruptions of climate and plant-life - and the death of most humans! - RD

Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:55:41 -0000
Subject: New DNA Tests On Paracas Skulls Yield Unexpected Results

New DNA Tests On Paracas Skulls Yield Unexpected Results
New DNA Tests On Paracas Skulls Yield Unexpected Results

It goes on to say 2,000 yr old Paracas skulls had DNA from Europe and Mesopotamia.  Yup, surprizing but not `out of this world', so I like their treatment of the story.

As against the `maker-uppers' (who claimed it was "alien DNA"), and the dogmatic skeptics (Snopes) who did their usual `select bad bits and deny it all'.

Paracas The reason I say that is that I've been following the *real* story for some years and there's nuances that nobody seems to want to examine:

I.e. historical, archeological, cultural/anthropological and paleolithic evidence says that various forms of `skull-binding' was/is a widespread habit of humans - from way back, even to Neanderthal cave dwellers.

[ Some bound their babies' skulls with cloth or ropes, resulting in bulging ridged elongated skulls, others tied boards to back (or front) of heads, giving different but predictable distortions to skulls.  Those practices did not much change the volume of the brain contained within, they only deformed the skull.

However there are rare examples of exceptionally large, elongated skulls which seem to be `natural' (i.e. not artificially forced).  Those brains were much larger - maybe 100% bigger or more - than any normal humans'.  That is not `natural' and may not even be viable for human beings. ]

My questions are all "Why" questions:
1) Why should ancient peoples - even as far back as Neanderthals - make such a risky `experiment' with their babies?

2) Why did they all choose to deform the skulls of their babies (but in different ways) rather than other parts of the body?

3) Maybe some babies had their skulls deformed to fit them for a particular trade or profession (see that horrifying "clerk" depicted in a Moche ceramic), and other Moche models seem to back up that idea.  But why?

4) There are recurring evidences of natural or genetic `giant skulls'.  Were they `superior beings'?  And are all the other `skull-binding' examples merely imitating those superior beings?

Other questions might arise.

Ray D

Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:20:35 -0000
Subject: Strong Theory - raising Spooks?

Strong Theory - raising Spooks?

In a relaxed night-time mood was re-reading this passage (from Rupert Sheldrakes's `The Science Delusion'):

"If minds are not stored as material traces in brains, but depend on a process of resonance, then memories themselves may not be extinguished at death, although the body through which they are normally retrieved decays.  Is there some other way in which these memories can continue to act?  Can some non-bodily form of consciousness survive the death of the body and still gain access to an individual's memories, conscious or unconscious, as all religions suppose?" - p.p. 339 - 340

Now Sheldrake and Milton have firmly established their respective cases as far as I'm concerned (read their books to satisfy yourself).  I.e. Sheldrake shows - with many examples, but Stentor roeseli is a prime one - that even single-cell animals can demonstrate "memory" and "reactions"!

How is that possible, if the materialists' dogma were true?  The materialists say our minds are only emergent (accidental) results of a complicated collection of brain cells - but `Stentor' is only ONE CELL (i.e. NO brain cells) and yet still manages to have memory and initiative!

So went back to read that extract - and maybe shivered a bit when realizing the "all religions" reference meant such disembodied entities might be all around us - especially at night.

So those humans who've expanded their minds to encompass wider realities, and the promise of even wider ones, can likely more easily leave this `low-life' existence, while those with `grubby' obsessions - like money, or power - could be trapped and tied to Earth-bound locations, maybe even repeating compulsive actions.

Which just might be the basis of ghosts, and especially those peskiest haunters: the poltergeists.

Ray D

Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:37:31 -0000
Subject: "Genetic condition" - Tumour Man of Bangladesh

"Genetic condition" - Tumour Man of Bangladesh
Warning - gruesome picture!

Remember "tree-man" of only last year?  And "fish-scale girl (or boy)" of a few years ago, or the many drastically hairy, scaly or otherwise malformed unfortunates over the years?

Maybe it's not so strange when you consider that most of these `accidents' occur in countries where folk tend to marry their cousins, for religious or just greedy reasons.

Ray D
Shadot Hossain, from Bangladesh, is believed to suffer from neurofibromatosis

Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2016 13:11:19 -0000
Subject: RE: SuperMoon Seismics

RE: SuperMoon Seismics

Well, they eventually turned up (see forecast), at three / five days+ a bit on the late side, but they _were_ roughly on the equator. See copy of quake reports - have only shown MAG 6 and above.

Wed 21 Dec. 2016

2016-12-21 00:17:17.4 7.56 S 127.90 E 177 6.7 KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
2016-12-20 12:33:14.6 10.11 S 160.94 E 10 6.0 SOLOMON ISLANDS
2016-12-20 04:21:27.8 10.19 S 161.29 E 10 6.4 SOLOMON ISLANDS
2016-12-18 13:30:12.2 10.06 S 71.00 W 624 6.1 CENTRAL PERU
2016-12-18 09:47:05.4 8.36 N 137.75 E 20 6.2 STATE OF YAP, MICRONESIA
2016-12-18 05:46:24.7 10.22 S 161.21 E 40 6.0 SOLOMON ISLANDS
2016-12-17 11:27:39.2 5.67 S 153.95 E 31 6.4 NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.
2016-12-17 10:51:09.9 4.49 S 153.49 E 83 7.9 NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.

Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:00:52 -0000
Subject: Did John Glenn make history twice?

Did John Glenn make history twice?

Today's news re: John Glenn reminded that he might've been the first person to see ET `life' (or automata).  Look up "John Glenn's fireflies" and you'll find the regular NASA debunkers calling them `ice-crystals' or `frost-particles'.

However, what those debunkers' pages WON'T tell you is that many DIFFERENT explanations have since had to be invented for the SAME phenomena:  I.e. multiple small self luminous, autonomous entities moving in large groups, sometimes around our spacecraft and sometimes way down below, underneath the cloud layers and sometimes even visible from Earth's surface.

Their back-story is here (one mail-post), and modern examples (like Farmington, New Mexico) are listed here (postscripts to that mail).

Better still, Martyn Stubbs' archived NASA downloads tell the truth about them, about John Glenn's experience (Youtube - first 2 minutes or so is of interest), and then a dangerous / exciting event involving all three shuttle astronauts (Youtube - again first 3 or so minutes is of interest).

Ray D

Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:09:14 -0000
Subject: Prof says: Aliens = Mechs?

Prof says:  Aliens = Mechs?

Yes, quite a few MSM have featured this week's release from Prof. Caleb Scharf, where he says that "alien life forms intelligent enough to reach us will have already turned themselves into living machines", and "hyper-advanced aliens may have gone beyond turning themselves into machine creatures and gone as far as becoming a complex physical system", but he's not the first academic to think that (Yeah, even before Hawking got in on the act).

Here's the Profs. Stewart & Cohen writing back in 2002:
"Considering how far out, from our parochial organic history, any aliens that we find will be, leads inexorably to the conclusion that we will find them incomprehensible: not only as minds, but as structures. Their biology won't be relevant, because whatever biology they still retain will have been altered beyond recognition, even by a primitive of their own species."
"Differences in the biology of alien lineages ... will be irrelevant to our real meeting with real aliens if that event is too long delayed. By then they ... will have left biology behind" - Profs. Jack Cohen & Ian Stewart, in `Evolving the Alien' UK 2002 ISBN 0-09-187927-2

But maybe those are too sweeping - for instance, looking around today shows that `humanity' is not unanimous.  So we can speculate (fantasize) on Aliens' societies having split into more than just Morlocks and Eloi (from: `The Time Machine'):

`Naturals' - like our Organics, Veggies and Vegans these aliens wanted to live naturally and to rely on social evolution to gradually turn them into more ethereal, semi-angelic beings (frustratingly slow, though);

`Cyborgs' - like our urban millennials these types want it _all_, and want it _now_, so, while maybe keeping a root-stock of DNA (for brains and gonads), the rest of their massively strong and efficient bodies is composed of stimulated growths, implants and mechanical and organic grafts;

`U-MAns' ("Uploaded to Mech Androids") - like our lovers of A.I. and the "singularity" (Kurzweil?) these dived in head-first, uploading their mind, memory and brain patterns into the silicon brains of android bodies - killing their brains in the process.  Sadly the uploaded mass of data is almost certainly corrupted to a degree (the process of "reading" the brain also kills off portions as it proceeds so what eventually "arrives" is a `non-coherent' mess).
But, being bereft of human `feelings' (they can't enjoy a sunset, or like the smell of newmown grass, or of earth after rain etc), the U-MAns can't warn anyone else.

They are likely to be the most scary type we might meet - unknowable, unhuman and unstable.

Ray D
New York Post | November 18, 2016 | 12:59pm | Updated
Aliens are all around you, says Ivy League professor
Alien life is behind the mysteries of the universe, according to a radical new theory.

Ancient non-human life forms morphed into the physical world and are the driving force behind mind-boggling quantum physics and phenomena like dark matter, according to a Columbia University astrophysicist.

The expert says our universe is the remains of intelligent alien life that controls all aspects of the physical world - from gravity to the speed of light.

The theory helps to explain the great mysteries of the cosmos and also answers why we have yet to find intelligent life beyond our planet, Professor Caleb Scharf says.

In an article for science journal Nautilus, the radical thinker wrote that alien life could exist in the behavior of subatomic particles and the expansion of the universe.

"Perhaps hyper-advanced life isn't just external. Perhaps it's already all around," he said.

"It is embedded in what we perceive to be physics itself. In other words, life might not just be in the equations. It might be the equations."

He points to a theory that suggests alien life forms intelligent enough to reach us will have already turned themselves into living machines.

Humanity too faces this prospect when our creations overtake our own intelligence - a point dubbed `singularity.'

Taking this a step further, Scharf says hyper-advanced aliens may have gone beyond turning themselves into machine creatures and gone as far as becoming a complex physical system.

"If you're a civilization that has learned how to encode living systems into different [materials], all you need to do is build a normal-matter-to-dark-matter data-transfer system: a dark matter 3D printer," Scharf explained.

His theory centers around the idea that we have not seen complex life apart from our own because it already exists around us.

"We don't recognize advanced life because it forms an integral and unsuspicious part of what we've considered to be the natural world," he wrote.

Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:46:22 -0000
Subject: "Flatwoods evidence"

"Flatwoods evidence"

Well, won't comment on whether or not `ET's' exist, but will note that there are factors re-occuring over hundreds of years and being noted by people who are totally ignorant of their significance.  I.e. the smell of sulphur (or `brimstone' - or rotten cabbage, burnt cardboard etc.); the quashing of electro-magnetic effects (i.e. motors stopping, radios quieting); the harm to some close witnesses' eyes or skin from apparent hard radiation - sometimes resulting in permanent damage.

However, have noted that, in the chatter of news-hype, some things get overlooked.  One particular set of events which seem worth noting happened in 1952.  Do a search for << 1952 sightings >> and you'll get a bunch of stuff about the Washington DC sightings [from July 19 to end of September], which _were_ significant.

But you'll probably have to go a lot further down to find the "Flatwoods Monster" sighting, although that was clearly a part of the Washington UFO flights - they came in from the Atlantic, flew westward over DC and beyond, most leaving without trace, except the Flatwoods mishap.

[Most likely all the UFOs over Washington DC that summer had pilots (occupants) of the same race or breed (coming from same civilization).  It's therefore almost certain they were physically akin to the one who crashed at Flatwoods.]

So an examination of the Flatwoods evidence might indicate who/what was scaring Washington in 1952.

Ray D
Legend of the Flatwoods Monster
The sighting took place near Flatwoods in Braxton County, West Virginia on the 12th September 1952 at around 7:15pm. Two bothers called Edward and Fred May were with their friend called Tommy Hyer, aged 13, 12 and 10 respectively when they saw a bright object in the sky. They followed its progress and it came to settle on the land of a local farmer named Fisher. The boys went to the May household and told Kathleen May, the mother of the two boys, what they had seen. She took the three, along with three other boys to see what had crashed into the field. They were Neil Nunley (14), Ronnie Shaver (10) and National Guardsman Eugene Lemon (17).

Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2016 19:44:43 -0000
Subject: `Modern EU "exact copy" of Nazi plan'

Modern EU "exact copy" of Nazi plan

Have a lot of time for Joseph, he does his research in-depth.

So his opinion gives me pause for thought - and the longer I think about it the less I like it.

Ray D

Joseph P. Farrell: Modern EU is an "exact copy" of Nazi plan for world domination

Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 20:37:15 -0000 Subject:"There's something going on ...

"There's something going on ...

Daniel (Dark Journalist) forces some revelations from Joseph Farrell - and I was quite surprised:

Human Sacrifice? - "There's something going on. ... People who try to connect these things, they end up dead!" [click for timed quote]

"How the Nazis planned the EU" [Click for timed quote]

Ray D

Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 12:04:03 +0100
Subject: "Hallowe'en Hoolie" | 3 hours

"Hallowe'en Hoolie" | 3 hours

Caught some of the early part about poltergeists, they had Maurice Grosse who, with Guy Lyon Playfair, investigated the Enfield Poltergeist during 1977-79.  Can see why he had such a good rep as an able counsellor for folk in distress - calm bloke with quiet sense of humour.  He brought in some recordings of the Enfield `entity' which were quite eerie:  a staccato barking sort of voice at first.  Maybe see some background here.

If you Google "Maurice Grosse, recordings Enfield poltergeist" you should find those recordings on Youtube, at least one titled "BBC" or just go to

He also played a short clip from a taped vigil which had a shocking "explosion" - really loud and close, in the darkened room room beside him.  Turned out to be a tea-cup which appeared from nowhere and blew up with a massive bang.

BTW that `League of Gentlemen' Ghost Hunt part was quite good also - at the Ancient Ram Inn.

Ray D
Andrew Maxwell's Hallowe'en Hoolie | 3 hours - On air Today 09:00

The Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell loves Hallowe'en. That's why he's determined to reclaim it from the Americans. Forget pumpkins, fake fangs and plastic paraphernalia, the origins of Hallowe'en lie in the Celtic feast of Samhain.

Andrew hears from Professor Ronald Hutton about the ancient roots of this celebration which marked the threshold between summer and winter. He quizzes the folklorists Steve Roud and Doc Rowe about the British customs that have grown into trick or treating and fancy dress.

One of America's leading historians of Hallowe'en, Lesley Bannatyne, traces the transformation of traditions as they crossed the Atlantic from Ireland to the New World, and describes how 21st Century Americans have taken Hallowe'en 'haunting' to a whole new level.

The storyteller Clare Murphy frightens the wits out of Andrew with her eerie account of a faerie changeling, and the psychologist Claudia Hammond explains the science behind why so many of us love scary stories.

Along the way Andrew tucks into curiously hard 'soul cakes', seeks to predict his guests' fortunes with charms hidden inside barmbrack, and indulges in a spot of spectre-hunting in a London pub said to be haunted by Dick Turpin.

Prepare to be spooked by otherworldly BBC radio archives, including The League of Gentlemen's Ghost Chase.

Date: Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:37:17 +0100
Subject: "What is Life"

"What is Life?"

Am a bit of a science buff / aficionado and over last few years have noticed admiring references from eminent scientist-authors to a small 1944 book "What is Life?" by Erwin Schrödinger [Wiki] (one of the founding fathers of quantum mechanics).

Finally got a copy and it's a treat to read: he starts with one simple question for scientists (physicists) then proceeds in clear and logical steps in unexpected directions, leading to the central concepts and workings of heredity and the then newly theorized "genes".

Am only about quarter-way in;  he has just arrived at a discussion point (where he declines to state his personal opinion - immediatedly - so far anyway).  That point is "directed mutation" - one of two fatal problems with Darwinism (actually neo-Darwinism, which claims the only mechanism is "random mutation", subsequently sorted by "natural selection").

First - it seems "directed mutations" (and strongly directed at that) are necessitated by the statistical probabilities:  face it, if you change a computer program by adding a comma or a stop "at random" then there's about a hundred million to one chance that the computer will freeze and stay frozen.  I.e. the chance that your added `comma' would actually improve the working of the computer is vanishingly small!

Second - there's actual evidence of `directed mutation', from some fascinating sets of experiments (duplicated and confirmed), where strains of bacteria are deprived of vital nutrients and almost immediately "mutate" either to use another nutrient or to manufacture the first-wanted nutrient.  The odds against that happening by "random mutation" are again vanishingly small!

So I'm more inclined than ever to agree with James P. Hogan (in `Kicking The Sacred Cow' - 2004): QUOTE
"So finally we arrive at the reason why the subject is not just a scientific issue but has become such a battle of political, moral, and philosophical passions. At the root of it all, only two possibilities exist: either there is some kind of intelligence at work behind what's going on, or there is not. This has nothing to do with the world's being six thousand years old or six billon. A comparatively young world - in the sense of the surface we observe today - is compatible with unguided Catastrophist theories of planetary history, while many who are of a religious persuasion accept orthodox evolution as God's way of working. What's at the heart of it is naturalism and materialism versus belief in a creative intelligence of some kind. Either these programs which defy human comprehension in their effectiveness and complexity wrote themselves accidentally out of mindless matter acting randomly; or something wrote them for a reason. There is no third alternative."
Hoyle's comments are here, and James P. Hogan's summary is here
Ray D

Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:38:08 +0100
Subject: So Goddard and Hoyle broke ranks?

So Goddard and Hoyle broke ranks?

Well, well.  Was just now reading my copy of John Keel's `Anomaly 1' (newsletter bound as a volume) and came across these items from '69 and '71, so found the full quotes.

Had heard rumours but hadn't seen the full quotes before - and now realise why Hoyle, an astrophysics genius, was barred from receiving a Nobel prize although he'd deserved two or three at least.
Ray D
BTW - anyone with doubts about visitors to our outer atmosphere, and the apparent hostile reactions from at least one powerful Earth nation should try this metamail item, and maybe click the "Discovery Footage" (2 min vid), +/or "STS 48 Abrupt Turn" (6 min vid) - same incident.  Check that aimed "light-beam" / mil laser-beam coming up from Earth. - RD

3 May 1969, Air Marshal Sir Robert Victor Goddard gave a talk on UFOs at Caxton Hall in London, in which he said:
"That while it may be that some operators of UFO are normally the paraphysical denizens of a planet other than Earth, there is no logical need for this to be so.
For, if the materiality of UFO is paraphysical (and consequently normally invisible), UFO could more plausibly be creations of an invisible world coincident with the space of our physical Earth planet than creations in the paraphysical realms of any other physical planet in the solar system...

Given that real UFO are paraphysical, capable of reflecting light like ghosts; and given also that (according to many observers) they remain visible as they change position at ultrahigh speeds from one point to another, it follows that those that remain visible in transition do not dematerialize for that swift transition, and therefore, their mass must be of a diaphanous (very diffuse) nature, and their substance relatively etheric...

The observed validity of this supports the paraphysical assertion and makes the likelihood of UFO being Earth-created greater than the likelihood of their creation on another planet... The astral world of illusion, which (on psychical evidence) is greatly inhabited by illusion-prone spirits, is well known for its multifarious imaginative activities and exhortations.

Seemingly some of its denizens are eager to exemplify principalities and powers.  Others pronounce upon morality, spirituality, Deity, etc.  All of these astral exponents who invoke human consciousness may be sincere, but many of their theses may be framed to propagate some special phantasm, perhaps of an earlier incarnation, or to indulge an inveterate and continuing technological urge toward materialistic progress, or simply to astonish and disturb the gullible for the devil of it."

On May 10,1971, the noted British Astrophysicist and Astronomer, Sir Fred Hoyle called a news conference and made the following startling announcement:
(1)  "Human beings are simply pawns in a great game, being played by alien minds, which control mankind's every move."

(2)  "These alien minds come from another universe, one with five dimensions.  Their laws of chemistry and physics are completely different from ours.  They have learned to shatter the TIME/SPACE barriers that restrict us."

(3)  "These super-intelligent entities are so different from us that to apprehend them or to describe them in human terms, is impossible."

(4)  "These entities seem to be totally free from any such physical restrictions as bodies, and they are more like pure intelligence."

(5)  "They seem to have the ability to be almost anywhere in the universe in a matter of seconds."

(6)  "These aliens are everywhere - in the sky, on the sea, on earth.  They have been here for countless eons and they have probably controlled the evolution of Homo sapiens.  All of what man has built and become was accomplished because of the `tinkering' of these intelligent forces."

Professor Hoyle went on to say:  "The only reason that I have called this press conference is that no Government on earth would release this information.  All Governments fear panic among their people and think that if people knew the truth and knew some alien intelligent force and power is controlling them, that the people would no longer listen to or obey their government."

Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:09:43 +0100
Subject: "British UFO files returned to National Archives for extra censorship"

British UFO files returned to National Archives for extra censorship

Almost interesting (I tend to discount UFO `revelations' from UK authorities - overt or covert).
Ray D
British UFO files returned to National Archives for extra censorship
Alien Published time: 18 Oct, 2016 14:48 | Edited time: 19 Oct, 2016 13:44

Long-buried files about UFO activity in the UK have been sent back to the National Archives for further censorship, despite assurances they would be released.
Authorities claim extra sanitization was needed after they noticed sensitive material had been missed which did not have a Freedom of Information (FoI) exemption - meaning it could not be released to the waiting public.

A spokesman for the National Archives told German paranormal website Grenzwissenschaft-Aktuell that "The National Archives (TNA) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) had agreed a timetable for the release of these records which would have made the records available for the public at TNA this autumn.

"Unfortunately, following the transfer of files to TNA in June, additional information which is covered by FoI exemption was identified, resulting in the files being returned to the MoD in August. "This has delayed the release of these files. The MoD are now ensuring that all information that is covered by an exemption is identified," the spokesman added.
Publication could now be delayed until spring 2017.

In September, it emerged a US military intelligence agency is now running the UK's axed UFO-hunting squad from a plush building in a hidden corner of London's stylish Soho Square.

The secretive MoD unit was scrapped in 2009. It is now reportedly run by a shadowy US colonel within a stone's throw of the offices of 20th Century Fox - producer of many science fiction blockbusters.

Now US-funded, the group is mainly staffed by Americans but still employs a number of Britons to pore over the real-life X-Files.

According to the Express, the unidentified military official regularly visits from Washington to keep tabs on the intergalactic activities monitored from 7 Soho Square.

"There was pressure from a similar unit in the Pentagon which wanted to incorporate the MoD unit," a military source told the Express on Sunday.

"It was decided to move the unit to Soho Square and I understand that it now has a number of American personnel.

"The relocation was even accidentally published in the MoD's magazine, though few noticed," the source claimed, adding that although it is now a Pentagon operation, the unit still reports "directly to the MoD."

Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:25:11 +0100
Subject: "Phoenix Lights "

"Phoenix Lights"

Interestingly the shameful and puerile cover-ups by the authorities (inc. Gov. Symington's pathetic initial spoof, then the USAF's faked "too-late -flares") succeeded in distracting the majority of the public.

Which goes to show that most of us are easily fooled sheeple?
Ray D

Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:05:09 +0100
Subject: More Mind Control - Joseph Farrell

More Mind Control - Joseph Farrell

Shocking stuff about `Common Core' and trendy EDU claptrap.
Daniel himself revealed that a student acquaintance told him she now had to attend, and pass a separate exam on a series of HOMELAND SECURITY INDOCTRINATIONS before she could graduate.  Now that is dumbing down - way down.

[ RD - I'm ex-career military and I know that _all_ doctrinaire briefings are written by low-IQ idiots - we always laughed over their obvious f***-ups on the way out of briefings. ]

Ray D
Like Joseph says, TickTests can turn History into Propaganda.  I.e. - to get the mark for "Who killed JFK?" you are forced to tick the `OSWALD' box (there are no boxes for LBJ or FBI or MAFIA (45 mins)

Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:29:43 +0100
Subject: "Two fresh books"

"Two fresh books"

Just re-reading two fresh books - `The Science Delusion' by Rupert Sheldrake, and `Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe' by Roger Penrose, which an observer might think are diametrically opposed to each other, after all Sheldrake is tagged as a maverick `pseudo-scientist' (albeit by dogmatic materialists of the skepti-bunker persuasion - like Dawkins et al), while Penrose is one of the mathematical physics elite, an insider at Ivy League type venues anywhere.

Yet, despite the obvious physical and stylistic differences (Sheldrake writes short illuminating chapters and his books, while brilliant are manageable in size while Penrose's `Road to Reality' - my second of his - was over 1100 pages, one third dense with mathematics), these two writers have a lot in common; both being rebels fighting for reappraisal of mainstream science.  Although, actually think Sheldrake achieves more in his lively volume - each chapter seems to present surprising new evidence and lots of analyses of collections of `para-normal' cases from around the world.

We've already seen, from the work of Mae-Wan Ho (Amazon ref. `Living Rainbow H2O') that the basis for homeopathy is now proven; received with deafening silence from bigots like Dawkins, who will probably pretend it didn't happen - and accumulated facts are legitimizing `astrology' even now - see our own record here and background here - in addition to massive correlations from USA's WWII military personnel records (i.e. - trades, jobs, sports hobbies etc. are close matches with birth-sign attributes).

Maybe wouldn't recommend getting Penrose's blockbuster unless you're a compulsive physics reader, but `The Science Delusion' by Rupert Sheldrake is worth carrying around with you, for your own pleasure and for impressing others with the gems found in every chapter.

Ray D

Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 10:33:40 +0100
Subject: "Atlas Obscura - The Warren's Occult Museum"

"Atlas Obscura - The Warren's Occult Museum"

`Atlas Obscura' comes up with some interesting "place" items, though would normally pass this one by after reading.  However, have recently been re-reading some of my own collected stuff, and Richard Milton's `Alternative Science' [Amazon] which lists an impressive number of seemingly confirmed `para' examples.

So now, as yesterday outlined in `Devils and Demons' mail, am inclined to think there's maybe strong forces involved in these `para' or `occult' events and maybe even in artifacts involved.  Therefore would be inclined to be a bit wary of getting too close to them.

Ray D
MONROE, CONNECTICUT - The Warren's Occult Museum
A collection of haunted artifacts chronicles the career of the world's most famous paranormal investigators.
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren operated for decades as the preeminent voices in the believer community, and their strange career of ghost-hunting and demon-busting is on display in their very own Occult Museum.

Open since 1952 when the Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research, the ever expanding collection of knick-knacks and artifacts that had been touched by evil is kept in the basement of their own home. The Warrens were popular lecturers in their day when they were not delving into such high profile cases of demonic mischief as the Amityville haunting, the murderer who claimed demonic possession as his defense, and the exorcism of the witch Bathsheba (a case which was most recently portrayed in the film, "The Conjuring," which also featured a version of the museum). Throughout these cases the Warrens collected trinkets and totems they claim were defiled by evil, locking them in the museum to keep them safe from the public.

The eccentric collection contains everything from an alleged vampire's coffin to a child's tombstone which was said have been used as a satanic altar. Death curses, demon masks, and psychic photographs line the walls of the museum accented by a Halloween store's bounty of plastic props (assumedly for mood). However, the most prevalent item seems to be cursed dolls. In addition a number of nameless toys, the museum's centerpiece is the Raggedy Ann doll by the name of Annabelle, which was said to have killed a man. Annabelle sits in her own glass case, backlit by a haunting red light. Looking at the Warrens' collection one might begin to thing that Hell has a thing for dolls.

Unfortunately Ed Warren passed away in 2006, but the museum is still tended to by Lorraine Warren and their son. Whether or not one believes in the paranormal, the Warrens' Occult Museum may be one of the preeminent chronicles of modern culture's obsession with the supernatural. Of course it could also be just a spooky collection of stuff in an elderly woman's basement.

Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2016 18:13:58 +0100
Subject: Re: "Demonic possessions causing an emergency, Catholic priests say"

Right Choong, we know that there _are_ `supernatural' forces (i.e. mind-over-matter) because, at its simplest the well known `placebo effect' is proof of that.  And there are many meta-analyses confirming that our minds _can_ affect mechanical processes that should otherwise be purely random (some mentioned below).

[ And, as described by Mae-Wan Ho in her book `Living Rainbow H2O', several eminent modern science groups are proving that an aqueous solution (water, in bulk or in animal/plant cells) not only has a `memory' but can transmit and receive `data' or `information' and act on it.  I.e. the basic tenets of homeopathy and maybe some e.s.p. attributes.

Incidentally, some years ago psychologist Michel Gauquelin noticed a strange correlation of sporting ability in individuals tied to the position of the planet Mars at birth.  I.e. the significance of planetary alignments: a basic tenet of Astrology. ]

So it seems the question is whether an enlightened person uses this knowledge and these abilities (as far as possible) independently - or kowtows to the `black magic' rites of ignorant power-hungry and `denialist' priests?

Ray D
"Unless there is a gigantic conspiracy involving some thirty university departments all over the world ..." - Professor Hans Eysenck - 1960
`Evidence for Consciousness-Related Anomalies in Random Physical Systems' - Dean Radin and Roger D. Nelson - 1989 [PDF]

From: Choong K*** Y***
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2016 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [Crossover2012] "Demonic possessions causing an emergency, Catholic priests say"

Hi Ray, this is not surprise to me, in fact in Asia this is no news at all and I think that western materialism is to be blamed for such an ignorance and the reason I am saying that is no different than the reasons why even the church now recommends that universities should introduce the curriculum in this subject which in fact if it is not for the rigidness of western scientist we would have a much exciting scientific world today, the study of spiritual phenomenon is the penultimate pinnacle of scientific discovery, case in point in Asia we has heard and seen all sorts of unbelievable feats made by spiritual masters all the way to fantastic shaman magic which to me now is non separable from quantum manipulations and as being said before, the west should pursue spiritual enlightenment based on applicable scientific theory, that is where no Man has gone before if they still want to be in the forefront of things.

Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2016 18:43:15 +0100
Subject: "Demonic possessions causing an emergency, Catholic priests say"

"Demonic possessions causing an emergency, Catholic priests say"

Am at a loss for words - really.
Ray D
Exorcists wanted: Demonic possessions causing an emergency, Catholic priests say
Published time: 28 Sep, 2016 12:27 | Edited time: 28 Sep, 2016 13:16

Experts from the Catholic Church in Italy and the US have said that exorcists are needed as never before, because more and more people are trying - Satanism. Exorcism experts say there is a pressing need to find a solution.
"The lack of exorcists is a real emergency. There is a pastoral emergency as a result of a significant increase in the number of diabolical possessions that exorcist priests are confronting," Valter Cascioli, a psychologist and scientific consultant to the International Association of Exorcists, which is endorsed by the Vatican, told the Italian La Stampa newspaper.

"The number of people who take part in occult and satanic practices, which lead to serious physical, psychological and spiritual damages, is constantly rising," he added.
It's young people who are particularly at risk, Cascioli also said, as they use the internet a lot.
"It is dangerous to underestimate a phenomenon that is caused by the direct actions of the devil, but also by a decline in faith and values."

So, how do we cast the Devil out of our kids?
Literally, Cascioli says. He is urging for colleges or a university to be set up specifically to educate exorcists.
"There doesn't exist a training institution at university level. We need an interdisciplinary approach in which science collaborates with religion, and psychiatrists work with demonologists and exorcists," he said.
While Cascioli insists that demonic possessions are on the rise, he admits that they are about a hundred times less frequent than they seem to be - the remaining 99 percent are down-to-earth psychological issues.

What are the symptoms of being possessed by a demon, then?
Things like vomiting metal objects, speaking in dead languages like Aramaic, ancient Greek and Latin, and reacting violently to "prayers of liberation" and to holy water. That is according to Father Ildebrando Di Fulvio, exorcist for the diocese of Frosinone, a town south of Rome, as cited by The Telegraph.
The Italian experts' concerns are echoed in the US. Two of America's top exorcists, Father Gary Thoma and Father Vincent Lampert, told The Telegraph that a surge in `pagan practices,' failures in mental health care, and a spiritual void all add up to the situation.
"We're gaining all sorts of knowledge, but there's still that emptiness within us that is being filled with addictive behavior such as drugs and pornography. The decline in faith goes hand in hand with the rise in evil," said Father Lampert, of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
"I am a full-time pastor and this is a very intense ministry. Almost every free night that I have is taken up with exorcisms," Father Thomas, the official exorcist of the diocese of San Jose in northern California, told The Telegraph.

Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:12:08 +0100
Subject: Just glimpsed on FB

Just glimpsed on FBThey

Just glimpsed on FB - clip-they-live.jpg

It's a reference to a great 80's sci-fi social comment film (w/ Roddy Piper)
"They Live"
(if it gets lost just search Youtube for "They Live" - usually a few copies around)

Ray D

Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:24:12 +0100


So maybe this is what CERN is all about?
Ray D

Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:57:57 +0100
Subject: "Skin cells might be used instead of eggs to make embryos"

"Skin cells might be used instead of eggs to make embryos"

This might, if regularized, remove some urgency from problems with human male fertility (i.e. sperm degeneration, "death of the Y chromosome" etc.).
And it might enable some scenarios we've only seen in science fiction: like "Planet of Women" etc.

Ray D
Skin cells might be used instead of eggs to make embryos, scientists say
Study hints at futuristic scenario that could help save endangered animals and even allow male couples to create an embryo

Tuesday 13 September 2016 16.00 BST Last modified on Tuesday 13 September 2016 22.00 BST
Babies may one day be born from embryos made with skin cells rather than eggs, according to scientists, a possibility that could transform not only efforts to save endangered animals but also human fertility treatment.

The team of researchers proposed the futuristic scenario after producing a litter of healthy mice with a technique that bypasses the normal step of fertilising an egg cell with sperm.

The study hints that eggs may not be unique in their ability to form embryos with sperm, and that skin and other cells in the body could even take their place.

"Our work challenges the dogma, held since early embryologists first observed mammalian eggs around 1827 and observed fertilisation 50 years later, that only an egg cell fertilised with a sperm cell can result in live mammalian birth," said Tony Perry, an embryologist and lead researcher on the project at Bath University.

"What we're talking about are different ways of making embryos. Imagine that you could take skin cells and make embryos from them? This would have all kinds of utility," he added.

The potential to use skin cells instead of eggs remains highly speculative for now. But if researchers can overcome the remaining hurdles, of which there are many, they could in theory create embryos for women who cannot make their own eggs because of old age, or after cancer treatment that damages fertility.

But the technology would also pave the way for male couples to have embryos made by fusing a skin cell from one man with the sperm of another. An embryo could even be made by merging a skin cell with sperm from the same man.

Perhaps more immediately, the research might help conservationists to maintain populations of endangered animals by giving them an alternative way to make embryos from rare creatures that can be carried to term in surrogate mothers.

Robin Lovell-Badge, a geneticist at the Francis Crick Institute, who was not involved in the project, called the work a `technical tour de force', adding: "I'm not surprised that the authors are excited about this."

Writing in the Nature Communications journal, the scientists described how they took mouse eggs and used chemicals to trick them into developing as if they had been fertilised. Known as parthenogenotes, these unusual embryos behave much like skin and other cells in the body.

The scientists next injected sperm into the embryos and found that rather than dying, they developed normally, and when transferred into female mice, led to apparently healthy mouse pups. The study shows that normal egg fertilisation is not the only way to mature a sperm into the form needed to make all the tissues in the body.

In all, the researchers produced 30 pups with a success rate up to 24%. Some of the mice born in the latest study have gone on to have pups of their own, and some of these have had offspring too. The researchers said they have seen no sign that the procedure harms the animals.

Perry said his group hoped to study the potential for skin cells to replace eggs in future research. "Will we be able to do that? I don't know. But I think, if it is ever possible, one day in the distant future people will look back and say this is where it started."

Paul Colville-Nash from the Medical Research Council, which funded the study, said: "This is an exciting piece of research which may help us to understand more about how human life begins and what controls the viability of embryos, mechanisms which may be important in fertility."

"It may one day even have implications for how we treat infertility, though that's probably still a long way off."

Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:14:14 +0100
Subject: The Waterside Ape

"The Waterside Ape"

Yup, like Schopenhauer said: "Truth will first be ridiculed, then violently opposed, and finally accepted as self-evident".

Elaine Morgan championed and put forward the `Aquatic Ape' theory, clearly and scientifically, but was ridiculed (without giving any real reasons) by the sci-elite and the MSM, inc. the BBC, for some decades.

Got several of her earlier books, including her last one, which is a joy to read, full of fun.
Ray D
The Waterside Ape
Sir David Attenborough considers whether new evidence will help a once widely ridiculed theory of human origins move towards to mainstream acceptance.

In 1960, the eminent Oxford marine biologist Sir Alister Hardy proposed a revolutionary idea - our human ancestors had started their existence not on the wide savannahs of Africa, but had become accustomed to living alongside water, swimming and diving in the shallows, collecting the abundant food and learning to use language and fashion tools. Hardy asserted that this adaptation to living at the waterside would also account for a whole range of peculiarities about the human form, including the layers of fat beneath the skin, the relative lack of body-hair, the development of language and speech, and what has been called our 'runaway brains'.

Perhaps surprisingly, it was a screenwriter rather than a scientist, Elaine Morgan, who took up Hardy's theory and, for over 40 years, progressively refined the evidence for the idea. Most mainstream paleo-anthropologists ridiculed and rejected the Hardy-Morgan thesis for decades, but some influential scientists asked for the proposal to be approached with an open mind.

Sir David Attenborough first considered the controversial theory on Radio 4 in 2004. In this new series of two programmes, The Waterside Ape, he brings us up to date with the story and the evidence put forward since then - both for the hypothesis and also for its continuing detractors.

Back in 2004, Sir David asked Elaine Morgan how long it would take for the aquatic adaptation theory to become a mainstream account of human origins. She answered, "I'll give it ten years." As we review the new evidence, has she been proved right?

Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 16:45:06 +0100
Subject: UFOs caught on camera by NASA that even scientists can't explain away

"UFOs caught on camera by NASA that even scientists can't explain away"

Ha!  That "James Oberg - space journalist" is an unqualified "debunker" always ready to spout crappy (impossible) "explanations" at the behest of CIA-NASA.

N.B. - Sci-NASA is more realistic and accepting but also more discreet, its most conspicuous (and well qualified) representative is maybe Dr Richard F Haines, a clear thinking and high integrity guy.
See Nasa Scientist - Dr. Richard Haines (video), and maybe exosci.html#personal

Ray D
The UFOs caught on camera by NASA that even scientists can't explain away
By JON AUSTIN | PUBLISHED: 16:12, Fri, Dec 18, 2015 | UPDATED: 17:14, Fri, Dec 18, 2015

DRAMATIC footage of several Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) recorded by NASA cameras have yet to be explained despite forensic examination by scientists.
No one has been able to explain away the high number of UFOs. The video recordings above Earth's atmosphere have baffled experts despite being recorded more than 24 years ago.

The strange footage was captured by the NASA STS-48 discovery space shuttle during orbit in 1991. Arjun Walia, a writer on space phenomena, has been looking at the various studies. He said: "In the video, you will see approximately a dozen objects moving in a peculiar fashion.
Discovery UFO Footage [2 min]
UFO Footage - STS-48 - "Abrupt Turn" - Full Length Original [6 min]

"The most fascinating part occurs when one object, at a point near the horizon, is heading towards Earth and, as a flash occurs at the 33 second mark, another object moves rapidly across the field of view, and the object heading towards Earth shoots off into outer space at high speed.

"The fact that the entire world saw this footage meant that some sort of explanation had to be given, as the film attracted a great deal of attention, and rightfully so. It is difficult to dismiss seeing strange glowing objects floating around and then sharply changing direction."

In the years since the recording several scientific papers have been published exploring the event, with theories ranging from wormholes - a theoretical mysterious portal to another part of the universe - to ice particles.

Dr. Jack Kasher, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Nebraska, said in his analysis it pointed to proof of wormholes:  "There is another way, whether it's wormholes or warping space, there's got to be a way to generate energy so that you can pull it out of the vacuum, and the fact that they're here shows us that they found a way."

Several moving objects in the video cannot be conclusively identified / NASA

Dr. Mark J. Carlotto published a paper in New Frontiers Science describing the objects as "one of the most unusual phenomena observed to date by the (space) shuttle."

He described "two slow moving circular objects," "a number of fast moving objects in space near the shuttle," and a "strange luminous apparition near the earth's surface."

He said: "The two slow moving circular objects have attracted a great deal of popular interest due to their disk-like shape."
But the furthest he would go in his analysis was: "Its similarity to certain ground-based sightings suggests that it might represent the first observation of a new kind of atmospheric phenomenon from space."

James Oberg, an American space journalist and historian, came up with the most straight-forward and non paranormal explanation.

He believed that the movements were the result of the shuttle's thruster firing and disrupting ice particles.

Mr Carlotto and Lan Fleming, who published his own report in New Frontiers Science, refuted the ice theory, claiming the data did not back it up.

Mr Carlotto concluded the objects travelled in circular arcs, and were very far from the shuttle moving at high speed.

Further analysis by Dr Jack Kasher also found the movements shown could not be ice particles.

Mr Walia said: "This is pretty bizarre and shocking footage that really has no solid explanation.

"If we look at all of the evidence surrounding the UFO phenomenon and the extra-terrestrial hypothesis as a possible explanation, this really does become difficult to dismiss as a conspiracy theory."

So who's right?

The video, showing several UFOs, has been analysed by several scientists - NASA

It seems we may never be sure with this one.

But we do know a number of former NASA astronauts have come forward to claim to have seen UFOs, or even that aliens do visit Earth.
(more at page ...)

Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2016 13:06:30 +0100
Subject: Re: Re: `Alien cliques' may be keeping Earth isolated - study

Right Mark, seem to recall that Prime Directive, although have only seen a couple of the early TV episodes (due to working overseas w/no TV and no TV ever since).

Think other sci-fi writers used the same concept but often showing the Prime Directive breaking down (or "Uplift" working or not working).

I tend to be more pragmatic, and knowledge of human nature - which could be extended to other beings - once made me quite pessimistic about our likely fate at the hands of `evil' races only just ahead of us.

Ray D

Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2016 21:59:32 -0500
Subject: Re: `Alien cliques' may be keeping Earth isolated - study

Good stuff, Ray.  I've run into such scenarios during my years of loving science fiction.  Star Trek's Prime Directive comes to mind.
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2016 22:05:33 +0100
Subject: `Alien cliques' may be keeping Earth isolated - study

`Alien cliques' may be keeping Earth isolated - study

This concept of Earth being `contained' by the influence of a "conservative clique bent on non-contact" seems pretty close to the conclusion drawn by Charles Fort - "That once upon a time this Earth was No-Mans Land, that other worlds explored and colonized here, and fought amongst themselves for possession, but now it's owned by something, all others warned off."

Hopefully, as even that would be preferable to Lovecraft's "terrifying vistas of reality".

Ray D
`Alien cliques' may be keeping Earth isolated - study
Published time: 2 Sep, 2016 14:20

If the idea really is true that aliens are deliberately preventing humans from contacting them, then extraterrestrial civilizations most likely formed a number of cliques rather than a pan-galactic government, a new study suggests.

The Fermi paradox - named after physicist Enrico Fermi - says that if sentient life is not unique to Earth, then our galaxy should have plenty of other civilizations, including some more technologically advanced than ours. The paradoxical part is that we have not detected any signs of them.

A supposition called `the zoo hypothesis' is one possible solution for this conundrum, and states that alien civilizations are for some reason deliberately keeping humans from detecting any extraterrestrial life.

One problem with this answer is that it would require the galactic community to form a united government to agree on and enforce such an information blockade. In a paper published online this week, astrophysicist Duncan H. Forgan used a model which showed that if there are indeed multiple civilizations in the Milky Way, they are much more likely to form a number of cliques than a single galactic club.

The model accounts for a number of factors, including the time when each civilization advances enough to participate in interstellar communication, the distances between their origin worlds, and the lifetimes of the civilizations.

"We find that for there to be only a single group (a `Galactic Club'), the mean civilization lifetime must be extremely long, and the arrival time between civilizations must in fact be relatively short. This is perhaps an unlikely scenario, as it would require a large number of civilizations to emerge across the galaxy in a very short time frame," the paper said.

The study also found that a single long-lasting civilization arriving early in the galaxy's history would still be unlikely to knit all civilizations into a united club. But if all civilizations arrived relatively uniformly and lasted much longer than a million years, then such a club could exist.

A more likely scenario however is that there are multiple conflicting cliques of civilizations that cannot agree on a universal policy.

"One clique attempting to place an interdict on contacting `primitive' civilizations is likely to encounter significant problems if another clique disagrees," Forgan said.

"It may well still be the case that the Earth resides in a region of space occupied by a conservative clique bent on non-contact," the paper added. "However, as our ability to detect unintentional signals from both living and dead civilizations increases, we should presumably be able to break the deadlock imposed in this scenario."

The paper was published on the pre-print website

Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2016 09:56:37 +0100
Subject: Archives - for serious rearchers and casual browsers.

Archives - for serious researchers and casual browsers.

Large Archives of Para and Ufology Publications (mainly PDF?) - and and

And this seems useful - UFO Phenomena and the Behavioral Scientist [PDF] edited by Richard F Haines (ex-NASA, a man worth listening to).

Ray D

Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:20:12 +0100
Subject: "Proxima b: could we live on this newly found planet - or could something else?"

"Proxima b: could we live on this newly found planet - or could something else?"

A great deal of "likelihood of ET?" waffle's been generated by the nearby `Proxima b' planet discovery.

Ha! - None of the so-called `experts' quoted have real knowledge of environments amenable to life - because they can't even define `life' yet - it may be vastly wider-based and more energetic than our parochial scientists think.
Ray D
Proxima b: could we live on this newly found planet - or could something else?
Scientists have discovered a planet, called Proxima b, orbiting the closest star to our sun - a red dwarf known as Proxima Centauri, which lies 4.2 light years away. What's more, there are clues that it could, potentially, have some similarities to Earth.

Does this mean we've found a second home/alien civilisation?

No. We don't even know for sure that Proxima b is a rocky planet, although researchers think this is likely, judging by other planets orbiting small stars. What we do know is that it is within the so-called `habitable zone', meaning that if water is present on the planet, it could be in liquid form. But many important questions are as yet unanswered. We don't know if the planet has water, or an atmosphere, or a magnetic field to shield it from the high-energy radiation emitted by its star. What is likely is that the newly discovered planet is `tidally locked' to its star, meaning that only one side receives sunlight. Proxima b might be within the habitable zone, but whether it could host life is quite a different matter.

How do we know it's there?

Astronomers have not seen the planet directly, but have detected it from its influence on its star, using instruments at the European Southern Observatory in Chile. While a star exerts a gravitational tug on a nearby planet, the planet also exerts a smaller tug on the star, meaning that the star `wobbles' a little as the planet travels around it. This wobble can be spotted in the light emitted by the star - as the star moves towards us, its light appears slightly bluer, and as it moves away, it appears redder. By looking at the timing of this wobble, scientists can work out how long it takes for the planet to orbit the star, and its distance from the star, while the mass of the planet affects just how big the wobble is. In the case of Proxima b, the planet takes 11.2 days to travel around Proxima Centauri at a distance of around 7.5m km (4.5m miles) from it - that's about 5% of the distance between the Earth and our sun. The mass of the newly discovered planet is thought to be at least 1.3 times that of the Earth.

How many other similar planets could be out there?

Thousands of exoplanets - planets outside our solar system - have been found to date. The first confirmed discoveries were in 1992, when astronomers found planets orbiting a type of neutron star known as a pulsar. The first planet orbiting a sun-like star was discovered in 1995. Since then, missions such as the Kepler space observatory, as well as ground-based observations, have found many more, including a number of Earth-sized worlds within the habitable zone of their stars. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Based on Kepler's results, astronomers have suggested there could be as many as 40bn habitable, Earth-sized planets in our galaxy, travelling around red dwarfs or stars similar to our sun (yellow dwarfs). But with Proxima Centauri our nearest stellar neighbour, none of these planets would be as close as Proxima b.

When will we know more about it?

That depends. That Proxima b is, relatively, so close makes it an exciting prospect for scientists trying to probe the nature of other planets. But there's a hitch: scientists are trying to figure out if it is possible to see Proxima b pass across the face of its st-r - a process known as a transit. If it does, it will help to pin down many details of the planet's makeup, including its size, atmosphere and density, which will shed light on whether the planet is indeed rocky. Unfortunately, the chances of being able to see such a transit are rather small. But there are other ways of probing the Proxima b. Using the European Extremely Large Telescope, which is currently under construction, it might be possible to capture a direct image of the planet. The James Webb space telescope, set to launch in 2018, might be able to shed light on whether or not the planet has an atmosphere, and if it does, what it is made of.

Will anyone from Earth ever get near it?

That's unlikely, to say the least. Using current technology, it would take around 70,000 years for a probe to reach the planet, although emerging technology could halve that. Further, ambitious projects, such as Yuri Milner's $100m Breakthrough Starshot initiative, plan to create miniature space probes that would be propelled by light beams and travel at speeds of up to 100m mph, meaning that it could reach Proxima Centauri within a matter of decades.

Is the newly discovered planet part of a solar system like ours, with a group of other planets?

We don't yet know. Scientists say they have also spotted a second, weaker signal, but it is too early to say whether that could be another orbiting body.

Do astrophysicists think there is life elsewhere in the universe?

Most seem sanguine - but whether or not there is, has been, or ever will be life on Proxima b remains a mystery, for now at least.

Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 08:35:37 +0100
Subject: Charles Fort et al, and `The Gods of Eden', by William Bramley

Charles Fort et al, and `The Gods of Eden', by William Bramley

In last day or so noticed references to `The Gods of Eden', by William Bramley (in FB and elsewhere).  Didn't think I'd read the book, so looked it up and its message is fairly strong, and seems to've made an impression on many folk.

Couldn't help recalling more or less that same message cropping up over the years, first from Fort:

"We are too busy to take up alarmism, but, ... extra-mundane vandals may often have swooped down upon this earth, and they may swoop again; and it may be a comfort to us, some day, to mention in our last gasp that we told about this."   "I think we're property . . . That once upon a time this Earth was No-Mans Land, that other worlds explored and colonized here, and fought amongst themselves for possession, but now it's owned by something, all others warned off."
Charles Hoy Fort (B-o-D)

and later from Gordon Creighton:

"I think we're going to find out first of all we're not the first `humanity' there's been on this planet, [that] there have been quite a number of others that have come unstuck or been wiped-out; secondly, that `Man' is not just the product of the workings-out of blind evolution, [that] he's that plus something else; in other words we are the result of some very superior engineering, by somebody, somewhere."   "And I think that, opposed to those forces - the creative powers (of the cosmos) - there are others you could describe as the opposition. I expect there's a very great struggle going on for control of us."
verbatim: from `An Interview with Gordon Creighton' (video 11mins)

and latest - to my knowledge - from Roberts and Gilbertson:

"If the whole thing is a cosmic conspiracy of sorts, then all humanity have been pawns in the game of these `dark gods' for millennia.  It only follows that these same forces have directed human history"
Anthony Roberts and Geoff Gilbertson, in `The Dark gods: Do they Haunt Us Still?'
Maybe you'll have other quotes to add to those?
Ray D

PS - Past research maybe provoked similar thoughts for me: see `Dominators' and `Alien Rulers?'

Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016
Subject: Passing of Errol Bruce-Knapp

Passing of Errol Bruce-Knapp

Errol Bruce-Knapp, of the legendary UFO Updates news-site, which is now archived at and maybe elsewhere, has passed.

Very sad - thought of EBK as a father figure, and an example of good behaviour to all of us.

Ray D

Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 17:45:57 +0100
Subject: "At the gates of Vienna"

"At the gates of Vienna"
Ray D
Soldiers replace police as embassy guards in Vienna to help tackle refugee crisisGates of Vienna
Published time: 1 Aug, 2016 17:21

More than 100 Austrian Army soldiers have replaced police officers as embassy guards in Vienna to free up additional police forces for other duties, in particular dealing with the tense refugee situation in the country.

Starting from August 1, 110 soldiers will perform 24-hour guard duty for 24 embassies and offices of international organizations located in the Austrian capital, which were previously guarded by police, Austrian media report.
(more at page ...)

Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 08:53:51 +0100
Subject: "Sun may be setting on the age of western wealth and freedom"

"Sun may be setting on the age of western wealth and freedom"

Well, well - regular readers will know we've discussed the pros and cons of the ending of `ascendancies' several times, some recently and some much earlier.

So it's interesting to see a politician (usually with short-term views and desire for `magic bullets') actually taking a long hard look at the world today - the real world.

However, have a personal opinion that, if `empires' could be maintained then some would be with us today - but they aren't. All have collapsed, on remarkably similar time-scales and in remarkably similar circumstances: weakness at home, and the `barbarians at the gates'.

Therefore, if Hague's own suggested `magic bullet' doesn't work - i.e. if the collapse of empires is a psychological necessity - then we will surely see history repeat itself.

Ray D
William Hague 2 AUGUST 2016 - 7:55AM
The sun may be setting on the age of western wealth and freedom may be ending

In recent centuries, the greatest crises in British history have been accompanied by deep divisions among our allies, and sometimes within our own country, in the face of the sudden emergence of new dangers.

The French Revolution sparked intense debate within Britain, and required a quarter of century of rallying reluctant allies before the final victory at Waterloo. The rise of the Nazis initially produced apathy and admiration as well as hostility, and only after two years of their violent conquests did the democratic world unite to defeat them.

In our own lifetimes, by contrast, we have become used to the idea that our western values are successful and that we are as one in making sure of that success.

Since 1945, US presidents have never given up their global leadership, morally or militarily, even though they have varied in effectiveness. Nato triumphed in the Cold War and grew alongside the European Union. The West has retained the greatest centres of innovation, finance, education and culture. Our languages and computer codes have dominated the discourse of the world.

The idea of freedom, we assume, will repel and ultimately overcome any alternative. The information revolution we have spawned will corrode dictatorships and undermine rigid ideologies. Our prosperity will always allow us the technological edge to defend ourselves.

Yet look more closely, as the smoke clears after each fresh bout of disorder in our present century, and you will find the values and security of the West are in steady retreat. Russia has turned emphatically against liberal democracy, and reinvented brute power in the settling of European borders. Turkey first drifted, and now marches, towards authoritarian rule and the exploitation of the vulnerabilities of western Europe.

In the Middle East, hopes of freedom have been crushed between arbitrary government and fundamentalist revolt, each feeding off each other in an accelerating cycle that leaves no space for tolerance or debate. And the demographic bulge of that region is about to push new millions of disaffected young men into the arms of religious fanaticism.

In China, the creation of the world's biggest middle class and rival biggest economy is not bringing anything that looks like western values. On the contrary, a necessary anti-corruption drive is being accompanied by tight political centralisation, an intensified crackdown on dissent and a much-strengthened emphasis on Marxist ideology.

If these trends continue, future historians will identify the start of this new millennium as the period when free and open societies faltered and fell back, weakened further by internal divisions and the turning of our own inventions against us.

In 2016, Donald Trump is within striking distance of the White House and speaks openly of America's allies having to look after themselves. He and others question the free trade on which so much western prosperity has been based. Central banks feed an addiction to easy money, exacerbating inequality and discouraging saving.

Social media, while permitting a greater flow of information and argument, has begun to polarise politics, and elevate the quick and uninformed opinion to the same level as the considered and balanced one.

Whether through opportunism or strategy, rival forces take advantage of these and other weaknesses. Russia uses energy supplies to divide Europe, recruits western journalists to broadcast the propaganda of its TV station, Russia Today, and seems to have had a hand in hacking Hillary Clinton's emails to sway the US election.

In Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will demand a steadily higher price for holding back immigrants from Europe, while playing off his western allies against a new closeness to Moscow.

Islamic State in Iraq and Levant uses social media to spread hate across the globe, advertise its crimes, and inspire supporters in democratic countries to carry out terrorism. Western communication firms' determination to give their customers unbreakable encryption could provide such people new chances to make their plans undetected.

China, meanwhile, is now widely acknowledged to have engaged in the massive theft of intellectual property from western technology firms and defence manufacturers, through hacking on a grand scale. And it will be looking to the British exit from the EU to open the way to ending the long-standing European embargo on arms exports to Beijing, particularly those involving high technology.

In whichever direction you look, the autocrats, the dictators, the terrorists and the corrupt and cynical opportunists are fighting back. They are demonstrating daily that the lazy assumption of western triumph may be mistaken. Accordingly, it is time to relearn the lessons of history: that free societies do generally triumph in the end, but they need constant vigilance to protect them, and they often need a mixture of strong leadership, determined unity and a good measure of low cunning to help them along.

The time is coming for leaders and opinion-formers to promote the need for a more unified strategy of the West, before it is too late.

This is why our departure from the EU must not be accompanied by any reduction in our global role or our security cooperation with our neighbours. And it is why Clinton in the White House is more appealing internationally than Trump, unless the reality of his leadership would be very different from his language.

Britain, as ever, can do much to lead the way. Broadcasting requirements for impartiality should be strictly enforced on such organs as Russia Today, and the setting up of Russian language and cultural centres in our universities closely scrutinised.

While greater trade and investment with China is clearly beneficial for both countries and is to be encouraged, Theresa May is quite right to take the time necessary to evaluate the Chinese role in our nuclear power.

These are just topical examples this week of what needs to be done. On a far greater scale, the hundreds of millions of people in societies like our own, who have grown used to living as they wish, where they wish, and making love or money in their own way, will need to recognise that these rights are not guaranteed forever.

We will have to organise ourselves to protect them, and do it now, rather than when it is once again too late.

Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:00:11 +0100
Subject: More on Quantum Brain Effects

"More on Quantum Brain Effects"

Recall that latest research news (below) on humans being able to detect a quantum event - to see one photon?

Just realized we already had a strong case for thinking the brain is a quantum device more than a decade ago, when Andrew Duggins, Geraint Rees and Chris Frith found that Bell's Inequality was violated in the case of "perceptual pairing of colour and motion oscillations".  I.e. parts of the brain were acting exactly as if linked by `quantum entanglement'; which seems to demand a non-local (faster than light over arbitrary distance) linkage and operation:  a quantum field effect.
See: 2013 research update and news comment w/Duggins link.

Science is also fairly sure the quantum field is already accessed by Earth life - that is; plants use it for photosynthesis, and (some, maybe all) animals use it for navigation.

All experiments so far have confirmed that quantum entanglement is non-local - it breaks classical rules by acting `faster than light' and over arbitrary distances.

All this leads to a possible interesting implication:  that all Earth life _is_ actually inter-connected, both mentally and physiologically (rather like Rupert Sheldrake suggests in his `Morphic Fields' theories), and further, that although such interconnectivity may be at an `unconscious' or instinctive level, advanced intelligences (with more complex brains than most Earth life) might be able to learn to consciously access the quantum field - for navigation say, or to allow instantaneous communication (over arbitrary distances remember).

Ray D

PS - More speculative:- this might also make sense of many accounts of ESP contacts and `messages' between widely separated folk who had a `rapport' with each other - some as far away as Africa or India, yet the `messages' arrived in real time and were accurate (as far as is known or reported).

Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:55:56 +0100
Subject: Re: Another mass-killing under Psycho Drugs?

Hi Choong,
It makes my head a bit giddy trying to look at the West from "inside" so to speak, but you might have a point there.

Of course we've talked about ascendancies before, and looked at the long-term timing (which hints the Western ascendancy is due to end), so the reason for those cycles might be that the mind-set which equips a semi-primitive group for a career of conquest and discovery simply fails after fifteen or twenty generations of success (and privilege).

And, looking back over history the empire builders were always the the semi-primitives: Greeks & Romans, then Arabs & Persians, then the Mongols & Turkics, then Anglo-Saxons etc, and so far each of them just fell apart after about 400 to 500+ years `on top'.

As a reflex, maybe what we should want to be doing is looking for culprits - the next semi-primitives on the way up (although no-one, not even themselves, might know it yet).  But if the process is a deep-seated human societal mechanism then that might be useless.

Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:26:51 +0800
Subject: Re: Another mass-killing under Psycho Drugs?

You know Ray, everything seems to point to "something " or "someone" is actually attacking and planning the downfall of the Western race.

There are so many things which don't fit the bill as commonsense is concerned and it seems to me that those non Judeo race like the Han derived or closely related cultures is immune to this agenda - namely the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and other subs and offshoots like the Vietnamese and so on.

I always got that "Feel" that it all got to do with a faith and historical origin of the western race to start with and the elimination of them got to do with how they think as a culture so in "between the lines" maybe the notion of "if you cant beat them, join them" does works superbly?
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:02:38 +0100
Subject: Another mass-killing under Psycho Drugs?

Another mass-killing under Psycho Drugs?

Yet another (inbred?) thicko who was being treated by a psychiatrist (under heavy dosage psycho drugs?) before or at the time of his mass shooting.

We've already talked about the problems of subnormal mentality - and the reasons for its increase in the West.
Ray D
"Police said the 18-year-old gunman, who opened fire at a crowded shopping centre and McDonald's restaurant on Friday evening, had been raised in Munich and was still in full-time education.

They added that he had likely been in psychiatric care and there were indicators he had been treated for depression."

Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:33:42 +0100
Subject: "Study suggests humans can detect even the smallest units of light"

"Study suggests humans can detect even the smallest units of light"

This could be an important update to previous experiments, which had seemed to indicate we needed at least six or seven photons to `see' that stimulus (in a very darkened room).

If this is true it could mean, as Roger Penrose has speculated, that the human brain is indeed using quantum mechanisms (a single photon is a quantum event, and the eye and its connection to the visual cortex - back of head - are all counted as part of the brain).

So our `mind' +/or `consciousness' +/or `soul' could exist, not as mere matter inside the brain, but as living patterns in a quantum field existing within and around - and maybe extending way beyond - our physical bodies.

Ray D
Study suggests humans can detect even the smallest units of light
July 21, 2016

Just how dark does it have to be before our eyes stop working? Research by a team from Rockefeller University and the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Austria has shown that humans can detect the presence of a single photon, the smallest measurable unit of light. Previous studies had established that human subjects acclimated to the dark were capable only of reporting flashes of five to seven photons.

The work was led by Alipasha Vaziri, associate professor and head of the Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics at Rockefeller and an adjunct investigator at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology. It is published this week in Nature Communications.

Remarkable precision
"If you imagine this, it is remarkable: a photon, the smallest physical entity with quantum properties of which light consists, is interacting with a biological system consisting of billions of cells, all in a warm and wet environment," says Vaziri. "The response that the photon generates survives all the way to the level of our awareness despite the ubiquitous background noise. Any man-made detector would need to be cooled and isolated from noise to behave the same way."

In addition to recording the ability of the human eye to register a single photon, the researchers found that the probability of doing so was enhanced when a second photon was flashed a few seconds earlier, as if one photon "primes" the system to register the next.

A quantum light source
Previous experiments designed to test the human eye's sensitivity have suffered from a lack of appropriate technology, Vaziri says. "It is not trivial to design states of light that contain exactly one or any other number of photons," he says. "This is because the number of photons in a classical light source such as that from a lamp or a laser follow certain statistical distributions. Although you can attenuate the light to reduce the number of photons, you typically can't determine an exact number."
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Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:56:26 +0100
Subject: "Singularity" - Hope or Fear?

"Singularity" - Hope or Fear?

Seems we have a problem with human short-sightedness.  Although the debates about future technology (A.I.) and meetings with Alien civilizations have been strident and sometimes dogmatic, it seems no-one has realized the (statistically) inevitable existential threat ahead of us.

Both the optimists (Kurzweil et al) and the pessimists (Musk, Hawking et al) have thought about the mutual effects existing between humans and our possible future technology.

But what's going to happen when we inevitably meet a more advanced race, with hugely superior logical science?

Because our tech is necessarily based on logic, then our computers, robots, and AIs will immediately be taken-over by the more logically advanced race!

A singularity indeed - because we will then be singularly alone and helpless!

Ray D

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