- "The Science Bubble", by Henry H. Bauer.
- "A Case of Xenoglossy Under Hypnosis", by Ohkado Masayuki and Okamoto Satoshi.
- "Thoughts on a Shared Dream Model Reincarnation (and Life)", by Jim B. Tucker.
- "When Dogma Trumps Evidence and the Scientific Method - Book Review by Etzel Cardeña of Will Storr's The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science.
- "An Undiscovered Ligament", by George Kenney.
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“You see things; and say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and say "Why not?”
- An asteroid world unto itself.
- The shuttle rescue mission that wasn’t.
- There goes a supernova, what a pushover. The brightest in years…
- Caught in the web of a Black Widow star.
- Water, water everywhere.
- Bored with life on Mars?
- The Big Bang’s mirror image.
- Martian craters, by any other name?
- Zombie super-earths vs. the ‘habitable’ zone?
- The star of Jupiter?
- Evolved consciousness?
- When body-parts went viral.
- The bottled lightning of quantum electric dewdrops.
- Speaking the language of the brain.
- The Battle of Los Angeles, 72 years later.
- A whale of a tale, solved?
- Japan wants W.A.L.L-E to clean up space.
- Science Channel asks, 'Are We Alone'?
- Bill Hicks, 20 years later.
- Batman vs. Terminator.
- Omni advertisements revisit past 80’s glory.
- This week’s proof of the looming robot uprising… ‘Bots hit ground running.
With thanks to RMG for links and special props to Kat for her expert handling of last Friday’s news! Thanks again!
Quote of the Day:
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
G. Bernard Shaw
During the early years of Christianity, there were a lot of divergent beliefs surrounding the figure of Jesus, all semi-coexisting in harmony until emperor Constantine organized the first Council of Nicea; by then one 'canonical' story was supported by the Roman empire, while the rest were considered apocryphal & therefore heretic.
A recent translation of a 1200-year-old Coptic text, found in the ruins of the Egyptian Monastery of St. Michael, offers us a glimpse of perhaps one of the rarest beliefs shared by the ancient Coptic monks: According to the translation of Roelof Van den Broek --of Ultrecht University (Netherlands)-- Jesus had the ability to change his appearance, and even become completely invisible!
The text goes on to explain that Jesus’ ability to change his appearance necessitated identification via a kiss from Judas rather than Judas simply pointing him out to the authorities.
“Then the Jews said to Judas: How shall we arrest him [Jesus], for he does not have a single shape but his appearance changes. Sometimes he is ruddy, sometimes he is white, sometimes he is red, sometimes he is wheat colored, sometimes he is pallid like ascetics, sometimes he is a youth, sometimes an old man…”
This peculiar version of the crucifixion's tale also states how when Pilate gave Jesus a chance to flee from prison --offering his own son in his place as a way to appease the crowd-- Jesus showed him how he could easily escape anytime he wanted to, and to prove that he became incorporeal in front of the flabbergasted Roman prefect.
A shape-shifting Jesus. Wait 'til David Icke gets a hold of this!
In any case, this ancient Coptic text goes to show how Gnostic Christians were heavily influenced by the Classic Greek culture. Jesus' Mistique-like superpower is not so different of how Zeus would often turn into a swan, a bull or whatever he fancied, in order to have a little 'quality time' with some clueless mortal woman.
Link: Translation of 1,200-year-old Egyptian manuscript proposes Jesus could change his appearance and shape at will
Are these images posted to a Russian blog evidence for one of the greatest megalithic constructions ever discovered, or are they just a geological quirk of nature, like the Japanese site of Yonaguni seems to be? My votes on the latter, but I look forward to further investigation:
The super megaliths were found and photographed for the first time by Georgy Sidorov on a recent expedition to the Southern Siberian mountains. The following images are from Valery Uvarov's Russian website. There are no measurements given, but from the scale depicted by the human figures, these megaliths are much larger (as much as 2 to 3 times larger) than the largest known megaliths in the world. (Example: The Pregnant Woman Stone of Baalbek, Lebanon weighs in at approximately 1,260 ton). Some of these megaliths could easily weigh upwards of 3,000 to 4,000 tons.
What do you think?
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Now THIS gets me all Kaiju'd up!!
- Earth expected to be habitable for another 1.75 billion years --unless you-know-who has something to say about it…
- Water vapor detected in exoplanet Tau Boötis b. Confirmation of Black Knight's transmission?
- You want MORE exoplanets, you say? Well NASA has just hit the motherload!
- The Men who Stare at Jon Ronson… in zero g.
- A Star Trek theme park scheduled for 2015? MAKE IT SO.
- Here's a short clip from Mike Clelland's kickass presentation at this year's International UFO conference. After this, you'll want to knOWL more!
- The Grimerica Show invites Howard Martin to talk about the Global Coherence Initiative. Follow your heart & click HERE.
- Skying with the Dalai Lama. I'm sure his holiness had a better performance than this pathetic charro-clad athlete...
- Brain scans show jazz musicians are rapping when they're jamming --you dig?
- Einstein's lost theory uncovered --I kinda guess why it got misplaced in the 1st place…
- Is this the swan song for Bitcoin? [More]
- Classic 1977 Champ photo on public display for the 1st time.
- Jack's back! Big Trouble In Little China comic book coming soon.
- Bill's back, too! Uh… Kinda. New art from Bill Watterson for upcoming documentary --in which he makes an appearance!
- Because sometimes you CAN find a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow.
- Red Pill of the Day: The REAL victims of marijuana legalization.
Thanks to Kat, Rick, Jared, Martin Clemens & Egon Spengler.
Quote of the Day:
"I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively instead of skeptically and dictatorially."
Prepare for the UFO invasion folks. Darklore contributor Nigel Watson has uncovered a plot to fill our skies with illuminated flying craft, though the provenance is far from extraterrestrial - it's a prank being designed by remote-control (RC) aircraft enthusiasts. Via Yahoo News:
Dozens of volunteers around the world have signed up for what may be the biggest prank in history - using decades of knowledge of ‘UFO sightings’ to time the launch perfectly.
The ‘aliens’ will be strips of LED lights, on remote-controlled multi-rotor drone aircraft - launched at 8pm, so there are plenty of people to see the ‘invaders’, and held at a distance where it’s difficult to see what’s behind the glowing lights.
Nigel Watson, author of the Haynes UFO Investigations Manual found plans to “cause a wave of UFO sightings around the world and an apocalypse-like idea in the media,” on forums frequented by drone fans.
Watson says, “‘The Big UFO Project’ was originally scheduled to run on April Fool’s Day, but they have changed it to 05 April 2014 so that it will not seem like an obvious prank. Anyone who has a multirotor drone (pictured below) or anything that can carry a strip of LED lights and hover is invited to join in this event.
I was pointed to discussion about the project on a remote-controlled aircraft forum a few days ago, though since the plan has made mainstream news the thread has been locked down (it can still be found for now in Google's cache).
So, if any aliens *are* actually out there: April 5th would be a really good night to scout around without any witnesses being taken seriously...
Hey, don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.
- Remembering Bill Hicks, who died 20 years ago today.
- Dr Jim Tucker talks about children who remember past lives.
- Rick Doblin, Ph.D., shares his ibogaine experience.
- Rak Razam talks about his ayahuasca film, Aya: Awakenings.
- Brain scans show jazz musicians literally speak music.
- It's time to accept that elephants are empathetic beings.
- Bhutan will be the first country to return to 100% organic.
- In pictures: the race to save Afghanistan's ancient Buddhist city.
- Desert Breath: massive landscape art in the Egyptian Sahara.
- British Museum paints a prettier picture of the Vikings.
- The ocean reveals hidden petroglyphs in Hawaii.
- The side effects from geoengineering would be disastrous.
- Water vapour found in the atmosphere of an alien planet.
- Spectacular photos of this week's Moon & Venus conjunction.
- UFOs & Edward Snowden: leaked docs used in psyops shenanigans.
- UFO on radar causes India's air force to scramble a jet in pursuit.
- All issues of Starlog Magazine are now online, for free.
- Packs of
chupacabraschihuahuas are running amuck in Phoenix, AZ.
- Crikey! A giant, surfing crocodile forces a beach to close.
- Sea sapphires: be entranced by this beautiful creature of the sea.
- Starling murmurations, or feathered fractals in the skies.
- Utterly adorable photos of a Japanese grandmother & her cat.
Thanks Greg, Kat, & The Anomalist.
Quote of the Day:
"I left in love, in laughter and in truth. Wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit."
~ Bill Hicks
Feeling lost in the daily grind, drowning in the information overload of the modern technological world? Sit back for two minutes and meditate on the words of Alan Watts, beautifully mixed with some breathtaking timelapse footage. Return to it as and when you need...
Just as the flower is a flowering of the field, I feel myself as a peopling of the whole Universe. In other words, I seem, like everything else, to be a center - a sort of vortex - at which the whole energy of the Universe realizes itself, comes alive. A sort of aperture through which the whole Universe is conscious of itself.
Customers looking for shirts in this section might have quickly hurried on to shop in the brown underpants department soon after...
RIP Harold Ramis (aka Dr. Egon Spengler), writer of Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day, a man who made me laugh hard and often during my teens. Thank you sir and safe voyaging...
- Man who 'died' for 45 minutes and had a near-death experience talks about his experience.
- Heart surgeon confirms near-death experience account that challenges mainstream scientific view of consciousness.
- Could SETI be funded via a lottery with a cash prize?
- Mysterious glowing 'butterfly cloud' in Alaskan sky was a fuel vent related to a rocket launch.
- Strange 200-year-old bone cylinder that mystified archaeologists turns out to be a feminine hygiene product.
- Largest recorded meteorite impact on the Moon captured on video.
- Is information physical?
- Your gut bacteria can affect your mind. So can they be hacked to make you smarter?
- The puzzle of the Universe's giant cosmic sparks.
- Strange state of matter found in chicken's eye.
- Research by French neurosurgeons sheds light on the neural basis of consciousness and dreams. Although the end of the post could just suggest the opposite...
- Every night at the same time, hundreds of Swedish students scream their anxieties into the sky, creating the 'Flogsta Roar'.
- Turns out last week's Viking (non-)apocalypse was just a marketing stunt.
- Was major security flaw in Apple operating system actually an NSA backdoor?
- Bible in front pocket may have saved bus driver's life during early morning shooting.
- Visit the Rat Temple, where 20,000 roaming rodents are worshipped by locals.
- More proof a giant prehistoric shark did not swim with the Nazis. And it sounded so plausible!
- Image of the Day: The thin blue line.
Quote of the Day:
My career happened as a result of a tremendous synergy of all the talented people I've worked with, all helping each other, all connecting, and reconnecting in different combinations. So…identify talented people around you and then instead of going into competition with them, or trying to wipe them out, make alliances, make creative friendships that allow you and your friends to grow together