Heres a link to my new blog on Wordpress. Not very cheerful I'm afraid but I'll get better in the future.http://brendanring24.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/of-owls-cats-and-satanists/
There may be ways of showing psi effects that have been known about for thousands of years. This link shows where one can see a simple overview of what Tina Laurent and myself have been curious enough to put down into book form. The philosophical ramifications of her images are profound, and very far reaching and the current library is over 8000 images (albeit many of indifferent use or quality). Contentious phenomena such as telepathy are frequently shown here, as well as images of past events or persona. Slowly patterns are unravelled that seem to be internally consistent. Although the images received are often very hard to untangle some progress is being made, and one can make sense of it all by using well established scientific principles (albeit with a little stretching).
The Vigilant Citizen site deconstructs the Luciferian theme of this year's Mercedes Benz commercial at the Super Bowl.
And here Vigilant Citizen analyzes the symbolism of "Over the Rainbow" being sung at halftime by children from Sandy Hook.
I've been over at Loren Coleman's new CRYPTOZOONEWS blog reading Are Zooforms Cryptids? and this was my response.
Loren I've always admired the terrific way you've negotiated the potential hazards of cross-contamination between your twin interests in the realms of noumenon and zoomenon as it were.
With this piece though it seems you're not only visibly fully expanding your garuda like wings as you emerge from the limitations of the 'egg' you inhabited over at Cryptomundo but you seem to be declaring an intention to more willingly openly explore precisely the interface the two areas inevitably share even if only to make a clearer demarcation between the two.
I hope though you won't just concentrate on the matter of demarcation because when you say an outsider's bound to be confused by media leaping from eyewitness accounts concerning the likes of hairy bipeds or Lake/Sea Monsters to stories about phantom dogs or glowing swamp creatures I'd suggest its scholars like yourself from other fields who're more likely to be confused or more likely I suggest irritated by the apparent lack of scholastic discipline.
The vast majority of consumers of such media though're more likely to wolf down whatever they're served up so long as it gets their goosebumps going and in many ways they're more important because it's precisely from those legions the next Loren Coleman will emerge since even born scholars have to learn whatever currently passes for 'good' scholarship and even to this day what usually passes for 'good' scholarship is the renouncing of precisely all this "hokey cryptid nonsense".
John Downes 'maintains that many zooform phenomena result from complex psychosocial and sociological phenomena, and suggests that to classify all such phenomena as “paranormal” in origin is counterproductive'.
I'd add to that even the tag "paranormal" can be so vague as to become almost nonsenical.
For instance I've been known in my time to make jokey statements along the lines me and Nick Redfern believe Sasquatch have secret ninja X-men superpowers because of course there are reports almost to that effect.
The thing is though based on numerous personal experiences with 'ordinary' animals not to mention research conducted with such animals by the likes of Rupert Sheldrake [as well as historic accounts of the likes of witches purportedly having paranormal interactions with 'ordinary' animals] those claims may not be quite as outlandish or even paranormal as they initially seem.
For instance ever since I was a kid I've had these phases where something's woken me up in the middle of the night or summoned me to another nearby location solely to come to the rescue of some poor distressed insect like a cockroach [even though my poor white trash early childhood existence consisted of being bombarded on all sides by an insistence such critters should be mercilessly stomped on a task me Dad used to pursue with relish].
But I'm also celebrated in certain quarters for knowing when a spider's present no matter how well hidden because I seem able to detect them throwing out the command to be so frightened or nervous enough of them to avoid any contact [which might explain some animal based phobias].
How this's done I don't know. It might be electromagnetic it might be pheromonal it might even be telepathic but a sensitivity to creatures who can produce this effect may explain some accounts of 'Sasquatch' seemingly mentally ordering people to be scared for their very lives.
It may also explain something that seems to be happening an awful lot lately.
Friends relatives and acquaintances who've hitherto had little or no knowledge of alanborky's nutcasery've suddenly started anxiously bombarding me or people known to me with tales how normally when they're suspicious an intruder's on the premises they improvise a weapon and raise their voices yet on certain recent occasions they've sensed an unseen 'presence' moving about their house or even their bedroom projecting at them such seething menace they not only couldn't get out of bed to protect their kids but they actually pulled the sheets over their heads and shamefully cowered there as if they were little kids for hours on end until the dawn finally arrived.
Then again maybe me an' Nick're right and Sasquatch [and spiders] really DO have secret ninja X-men superpowers!
Photographic images of crop circles found on the 1945 Google Earth overlay of parts of Australia thus debunking the idea that all crop circles are hoaxes. Undoubtedly, some of them are as the "stomper board" striations can be seen in the flattened crop, but now one has to wonder if contemporary hoaxers are being hired to deflect attention away from the reality of the situation. I have always wondered at the hoaxers' apparent immunity from prosecution for property damage.
Hello again--Brandy Schillace here, from the Daily Dose and Fiction Reboot (bschillace.wordpress.com).
I have a seemingly endless fascination with the two spectrum-ends of life: birth and death. As a medical humanist PhD, I study the history of birth and reproduction in the 18th and 19th century... but don't expect publications on breathing class and knitting baby socks. Given my focus on Gothic medicine, these births tend to be the monster kind.
One of my recent publications looks at the "birthing machine," a device created in the 18th century to train male midwives [“’Reproducing’ Custom: Mechanical Habits and Female Machines in Augustan Women’s Education” Feminist Formations, [FF 25.1, pagination forthcoming] (Spring 2013)] The machine looked a lot like a real woman, so the legend goes, with the exception that it gave birth once an hour and didn't have a head. A mindless birthing woman--for some 18th century patriarchs, the perfect wife! I hope to be publishing a paper dedicated exclusively to the machine in the Appendix Journal soon.
Another of my recent projects is an edited collection, Birthing the Monster of Tomorrow. Wonderful contributors take a look at the link between birth and monstrosity (my contribution is about vampires and congenital syphilis). In terms of "probing the boundaries" of reproduction, I run a conference in Prague by that title--keep watching here; if all goes well, perhaps we will have an e-book to share!
For today, I leave you with an excerpt of my current book project--but you can find our more about these and other weird science wonders on my blog. And--if you enjoy fiction--don't forget to see my companion blog the Fiction Reboot. My most recent contributor was Sam Thomas, who wrote The Midwife's Tale (a historical murder mystery). As I say, I'm never far from birth and death... but then again, are any of us? See: http://bschillace.wordpress.com/2013/01/...
Monstrous Mothers, Monstrous Births: the Horror of the Birthing Chamber in Popular Magazines and Short Fiction
The whole of that part of the cranium or brain case, with its usual contents, which is naturally covered with hairy scalp, was absolutely wanting, and the foramen magnum occipitis covered with a blood exerescence […] I feared it would survive.[i]
—Dr. Stryker, Letter to the Editor, Feb 28, 1809
Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath […] his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set […] were fixed on me.
—Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Chapter 5, Frankenstein 1818
By the time Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or Prometheus Unbound was published, the Gothic tradition was well established, though still evolving. The early romances that shaped Radcliffian Gothic were both revisited and reshaped by the sublime imagination of Romantic writers (a group to whom Shelley herself belonged.) However, increasing interest in and access to scientific discourse provided additional material; widespread debate about electrical stimulation and reflex, William Cullen and Robert Whytt’s work on the nervous system, and Charles Bell’s theories on the anatomy of the brain were fertile ground for imaginative speculation and certainly part of the cultural context near the time of Frankenstein’s publication. The monstrosity of the man-made man—a figure I will return to at length in Chapter Five—nonetheless has its predecessor in the monstrosity of “woman-made man,” the deformed and monstrous child of the equally horrific and mysterious womb. By the end of the 17th century, scientific societies has begun to question “wonderful” and monstrous accounts, but though wonders “had lost their aura,”[ii] the monstrous continued to interest and enthrall (and sell newspapers). This chapter explores the medicalization of birth in the eighteenth century and its representation not only in scientific debate but also in sensationalized news accounts which—like early versions of the “penny dreadful,” circulated tales of terror. London papers, magazines and popular miscellanies published records of horrific births, even as the “orphaned” child and “monstrous”mother became a trop for Gothic fiction.
[i] From a letter to the editor. Coxe, John Redman. The Philadelphia medical museum, Volume 6. (Philadelphia, 1809), 145.
[ii] “The 18th Century: Monsters as a Battleground for Scientific and Philisophical Debates,” A Telling of Wonders, Exhibit of the New York Academic of Medicine Rare Book Room. Jul 7, 2012. < http://www.nyam.org/library/rare-book-ro...
THE POWER OF NOT WAVING FALSE FLAGS: HOW DO WE STOP THE LIES?
By Fahim A. Knight-El
This Blog/article sums up a lot of my beliefs and political positions. I have accepted the notion that there is an Invisible Hand guiding the affairs of humanity and it does not take much convincing for me to accept the inner workings and know that the power and influence of these Invisible Forces are very much real and at work—controlling and deceiving, but much about their identities are unknown to most Americans and the world. Carroll Quigley in his book titled, "Tragedy and Hope" documents the inner workings of these Invisible Rulers. Yet, many of us still desire to view these type critical assessments as mere conspiracy theory and ignorantly disqualify the possibly of pursuing an unbiased investigation to determine the merit of such claims for themselves. However, I do understand that to a lesser and/or greater degree, we all are victims of disinformation and propaganda, which shapes our worldview and determine our acceptability to truth. This posture will only continue to ensure us that humanity's enslavement will continue at an accelerated rate. For example, the evidence is clear that the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 was an inside job carried out by the United States Government; this False Flag and hoax has been unlike any other political phenomenon in recent world history because it reset the global agenda and rewrote global history—the plight of the people's of the world was forever altered and people are still baffled and confused in 2013 about what has happened to them.
How could the U.S. government investigate itself? The 9/11 Commission Report was built around a fabrication of lies in order to protect and shield the real culprits (those Invisible Forces who were working from a basis of global criminal intent and with the objective being in a criminal conspiracy—this was no grand larceny case). It was easy to pin this lie on so-called Islamic terrorist (they were convenient pasties) because they have the power of persuasiveness to convince the ignorant and deflect blame from themselves. We have independent experts who have dissected this tragic event and have revealed clear solid evidence contrary to the official version that this was an organized crime scene in which high volume explosives and bombs were strategically placed in and around the Twin Towers that led to this implosion. The U.S. Government murdered over 3,000 of its citizens on 9/11, but lest not be mistaken these deaths were mere casualties of war and may be 30-40 years from now the U.S. Justice Department, CIA and the FBI will declassify some of the evidence which will support the notion that a high level conspiracy had taken place; orchestrated inside our own government. But there are still people in 2013 that cannot phantom that the United States Government would be involved in such conspiracy and their patriotism and/or duping drives them to place blinders on their eyes and live in a world of denial and ignorance. They are victims of media propaganda and it is from this reference point that the global deception started to gain momentum and the tentacles of deception wrapped itself around the whole of humanity.
Yet, there were one sector who stood to be the ultimate beneficiaries of the 9/11 hoax and that was the international bankers. They were the key players and masterminds behind the dismantling of the financial capitol (New York City) and later would charge the American people with rescuing what they had created for their economic and political benefit. Many have tried to pin the 9/11 crime on President George W. Bush and U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson or even on former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and some have even blamed this ordeal on the former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik (these were minor players and gofers). However, none of them had the sophisticated intelligence to stage and organize a crime that would go down in contemporary history as a world changing event. The 9/11 hoax was high stakes that involved international cooperation, high levels of U.S. Intelligence, office of the U.S. president, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, FBI, CIA, ATF, ranking members of U.S. Congress, all branches of the Arm Forces, local law enforcement, International Courts, Wall Street executives, Federal Reserve, etc. The only ones who did not have knowledge of this hit were the American people, who were the ultimate victims of this long arm hoax. Some years ago even I would have thought that it was crazy, ludicrous and insane that someone could accused the United States Government of such horrific crimes against the American people. But once you read the King Alfred Plan and Cointelpro and what the United States Government did to the indigenous tribal fighters, Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. Dubois, Black Panther Party, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Elijah Muhammad, U.S. Marxist and Socialist leaders, Assata Shakur, Robert Williams, and many others who stood up for social justice.
I know that, perhaps Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, is under constant government surveillance and many of us in Blog Sphere are also under the watchful eye of Homeland Security. There is no doubt that our computers, telephones, mobile electronics, our travels, and who we associate with are being covertly monitored by various law enforcement agencies. They monitor the Internet sites that we visit and are creating profiles and dossiers on all of us who dare to engage in truth finding and truth telling. There are a lot of white people in the United States who are dissatisfied with the United States Government and I do not want my readers to perceive my contentions as being some radical black nationalist that is angry with white people. I stand in solidarity with all who agree that the American people have been deceived by our government (this statement is being made regardless of race and class) and I stand against government repression and most of all I detest the government taking the American people's right to civil liberties (we have voluntarily surrendered our rights without a legitimate fight).
I will always support the United States Constitution and fight for freedom, justice and equality for all, but still lets not get it twisted, by law, I am not an American (majority of black people of African descent are not Americans, but only 5% of us know that we are not Americans). But I am one of the 40-50 million victims of Americanism—my ancestors did not get a warm welcome by way of Ellis Island (the gateway for European immigrants), we were not greeted by the Statue of Liberty (the pristine symbolic gift of freedom from France) upon their arrival to the United States—they also did not arrive to these shores on the Nina, Pinta nor the Santa Maria, but in the hulls of slave ships. So in one sense, I do not speak as an American, the laws of the U.S. have never truly recognized black people as equal citizens. It does not matter that a black man named Barack Obama is the president of the United States of America by law even he is considered a second class citizen. Only when we declare our sovereignty as Blackmoors can we be recognized as a nationality along with other civilized nations of the earth, although, in reality, we as Moors and indigenous people of this continent have more rights to this land than those who stole this real estate from the native indigenous people.
I too at one point in my life would have defended the government against such accusations and denounced those who would criticize the corruption and deceit of the government as being unfounded. But it was the political satirist Dick Gregory who started to open my eyes up and no one could breakdown and decode a conspiracy like Dick Gregory (his profession may have been a comedian, but Gregory was far from being a Negro clown whose mission was to entertain white folk). I can remember some years ago Gregory came to Duke University and he was touching on subjects that was being interpreted differently from the corporate media and he started to jolt my thinking and I left there as a changed student and the other person who impacted my thinking was Kwame Ture (formerly Stokley Carmichael) they were great philosophical intellectuals who taught me and others how to think outside the box.
Since 9/11, they have strategically weakened every nation’s sovereignty under the false guise of fighting terrorism. But white supremacy has a language unto itself. For example, lets suggest that what took place in Newtown, Connecticut was carried out by a person of Middle Eastern descent and who were Muslim—the corporate media would have immediately tried to tie this horrid massacre to some Islamist extremist group and these killings would have been immediately classified as a terrorist attack depicted as a hate crime (public outcry would have been tremendous against Muslims and racial and religious tension would have been at an all time high). But here is the double standard when it comes to reporting news and shaping a storyline; the Newtown killer and other United States killers of similar profiles are always labeled as psychopaths or sociopaths and mentally deranged (not terrorist), but their criminal conduct is never viewed under the scope of domestic terrorism. I guess in the United States and Europe; nationality, ethnicity and religion determine whether one's criminal conduct will be prosecuted under the stringent anti-terrorism laws as they are defined under the United States Patriot Act. Thus, not to view these acts of terror as terrorism this allows the F.B.I and C.I.A. to relax the American people and simanteously provide us with a false sense of security—we see these type killings as random and definitely not from the lens of terrorism. Lets reason with me, the killers in Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Colorado shootings, etc., and the many others that have occurred were carried out with the same intent of an Islamist Jihadist—the objective was to strike fear and terror.
But you have not seen U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder come out and say we are going to treat these U.S. born citizens who carry out these terroristic attacks against the American people no different than how the U.S. law prosecutes American citizens of Middle Eastern descent (regardless of race and religion). If Middle Easterners were alleged to have killed these innocent children in Newtown; their trial would be heard in a federal court under the legal terms of terrorism as outlined in the various anti-Terrorism laws and the United States Patriot Act in which Newtown and other crimes like them should be considered terrorist attacks by the U.S. Justice Department. But sense these type killers look like the dominant society interpreted to mean white and Christian their criminal behavior never comes under the microscope of the National Defense Authorization Act or the Patriot Act—there always seem to be a mental disconnect relative to public opinion (because the media has fed us a false image of what a terrorist is supposed to look like). The U.S. judicial system and the criminal justice systems very seldom classify these mass killers (of non-Arab descent) and killings as acts of domestic terrorism. They constantly bombard the American public with stories of terrorism, yet because the shooters in Newtown and other cities were white males, it creates this delusionary psyche in the minds of Americans; there is no way they could or even should be labeled as 'Enemy Combatants'. But if they were Arab and Muslim the United States Government would have quickly tried to depict them as Middle Eastern terrorist with connections to Al-Qaeda and/or some other Islamic extremist groups in order to hype up the foolish emotions of the American people. Feed them a healthy dosage of propaganda and they will always digest it as the truth and would fall for the duping without question.
Now, you would think with having access to the World Wide Web (Internet) and having access to global information at our fingertips that things would be a little tilted toward the common man and woman to better understand the complexity of the world based on the volume of information that is being readily made available to humanity. Yet, it seems to only to revert us back to a similar mental paradigm of how we viewed the world prior to this age of global information. I am not optimistic that the Internet has made us any smarter or more astute in our political, economic and social assessment on world affairs.
If no one else will, let me be the first one to label what took place in Newtown was an act of terrorism and terrorist attack carried out my an American militant. For example, why was not Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols labeled as white Christian extremist and terrorist who in reality had the same objective as an Islamic militant Jihadist—death to America, but in a white supremacy society these variables get overlooked because no flag waving good ole white boy would attack his native country of America and have no fear of impunity. Let me go on record, I do not condone violence of any kind and I view all violence as being deplorable. This is why I cannot agree with the United States and Israel threaten and plotting against Iran and President Ahamadindjad; I also cannot agree with the United States and the Western Governments instigating the civil conflict in Syria because these conflicts and wars are about white western Governments using their will and military might to strategically, tactfully, politically and economically control the entire Middle Eastern region and North Africa and sub-Sahara Africa—they now basically controls the entire Maghreb area of North Africa.
The recent attack on Mali was calculated in which France and the United States assured themselves of having future access and control over this poor and defenseless nation's resources. France was exercising its colonial authority and was reminding these black African Muslims that their self-determination and sovereignty would always be an extension of French authority. Also, British Petroleum (BP) a major Seven Oil Sisters corporation was not going to allow so-called Muslim extremist in Algeria to disrupt their oil flow and American hostages and others became expendable in this recent conflict. They were not going to allow anything to disrupt the flow of oil and the revenue it generates and they demanded that their puppet President Abdelaziz Bouteflika bring a resolution to the Algerian crisis by any means necessary. Many of the foreign nationals who were working in Algeria were Central Intelligence Agents working in collaborating of intelligence gathering and assisting BP and the other Seven Oil Sisters in stealing the vital natural resource on the planet. BP does not give a damn about the lost of hostage lives (this is secondary to oil wealth)—take it from me there is not a sovereign government nowhere in the world that is more powerful than British Petroleum (BP) and this corporate government stands above all nations laws and their jurisprudence system and answers to no one. Who do you think the Rockefellers and the Rothschild answers to?
They make us believe that it was Islamic extremist who detested French invasion of Mali and these so-called extremist took over the Algerian Amenas oil field as protest and denunciation of French troops seizing upon Northern Mali. But knowing these people to be masters at inciting and inducing conflicts one cannot help to believe that this entire ordeal was to justify France occupation of the sovereign nation of Mali and used Algerian props as decoys to create in one's mind as an example of the potential for the propensity of violence and terrorism, which could engulf the entire North and West African region, if France and the West do not deal with Al-Qaeda terrorist cells on the African continent. It is this type of disinformation and propaganda that garnished international public support and this continues to allow theft by deception.
It is not OPEC or some other international bureaucratic entity that controls the global oil commodity. Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Argentina, and even Iran are subjects and pawns; I think we at times give Hugo Chavez and even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to much credibility—they are definitely the lesser of the two evils, but the global oil business and global natural resources are in the hands of a small minority and their biographies or pictures will never be seen in the Fortune 500 magazines. They control all nations Gross Domestic Products (GDP) from behind the scene. Many of the Al-Qaeda schisms are counterrevolutionary and are being financed by the CIA and the US. State Department and trained under the direct guidance of the Pentagon, but this is their way to continue justifying an escalating military budget at the expense of the American taxpayers, as well as justify fighting an imaginary enemy and war that has been created in the Situation Room.
Those who manipulate humanity are still running circles around 85% of the world's population even in 2013. Moreover, as I have stated above France attacked the defenseless African Nation of Mali, but these maneuvers are consistent with western nation’s recent imperialism motives in North Africa (although Mali is considered West Africa) and a former colony of France and justifying these military moves by once again telling the public that this defenseless African nation had Al-Qaeda cells harboring on its soil and had become a base for so-called Islamic militants and terrorism (massive lies). France attack on Mali had very little to do with combating radical Islam and/or militarily suppressing Al-Qaeda cells, but Mali has the third largest tapped and untapped gold reserves in Africa behind Ghana and South Africa. Mali also has bauxite, iron ore, base metals and phosphate deposits and has diamonds and uranium, copper, Bauxite, zinc, etc; so we must put France's attack on Mali in its proper political context and perspective. I will tell you straight up, it had nothing to do with terrorism and Al-Qaeda, but the attack on Mali was about France controlling the natural resources of this Western African State. This move weakened the political and economic strategies of the African Union (former organization of the Organization of African Unity) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) but strengthen the European Union by dividend of Mali’s natural resources.
Europe is suffering for the same reasons the United States is suffering (our suffering is rooted in the Federal Reserve), the Bank of England and the mother of the Central Banks, which is the Bank of International Settlements located in Basel, Switzerland are the culprits in Europe’s suffering. France does not have a well developed and comprehensive fuel source, it does not have a domestic oil source and the Western Governments have created a false template of justifying their acts of aggression and imperialism by throwing out the name Al-Qaeda. We must wake up from our slumber. Thank you for sitting in our cyber classroom and understanding False Flags 101.
Fahim A. Knight-El, Chief Researcher for keeping it Real Think Tank located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-EI can be reached at fahimknight@ yahoo.com.
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El
The Dose: Think of it as your daily medicine--but with dead bodies.
My name is Brandy Schillace. I am a medical humanist literary scholar and writer of Gothic fiction, meaning I spend most of my time in the mist-shrouded alleyways between medical history and literature. I am the author of the Daily Dose (a blog dedicated to weird history and the lesser known side of medical history). Today's feature includes the traveling remains of Charles Byrne, the Irish Giant denied a proper burial in the 18th century (http://bschillace.wordpress.com/2013/01/...).
The mission of the Dose is to honor, support, and share perspectives about medicine and humanities across cultures and disciplines. It is an increasingly inter-disciplinary world, and we are happy to promote those who–as academics, physicians, alt-acs, independent scholars, authors, and just plain curious and intrepid souls–add to our shared knowledge of medicine, literature, and the search for what it means to be human. If you have a health and humanities story to share (or perhaps a little bit of weird medicine), please get in touch!
By far the most intelligent and insightful video about what is actually going on with Sandy Hook. The narrator counsels above all that people remain calm and not "take the bait."
A Netherlands scientist figures out a way to get water to reveal its structure visually at room temperature then discovers how "imprintable" it is. His students each brought their own "signature" to water when they handled it, and submerging flowers in water made distinctive patterns depending on the flower.
Water is taken for granted. It is actually an underpinning to our reality. Neglecting water is a huge mistake for a civilization to make.