“Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam.”
- The other universe.
- Ganymede, unmasked.
- Researching the soul.
- Tracing a cosmic roadmap.
- Laser fusion.
- A planet for all seasons.
- People are strangelets, when you’re a strangelet, faces look ugly…
- From Mars to Tunguska?
- The emergence of atomtronics.
- The mathematics of miracles?
- Measuring the meaning of gray matter.
- From man to monkey.
- The evolution of your face.
- The velocity of mass extinctions.
- Celestial whale watching.
- Ants on acid.
- Nazi mosquitoes.
- Fossilized birth.
- Copper vs. nanotube.
- String theory?
- Star Wars in tapestry.
- The glory of Radio Shack, circa 1973.
- This week’s evidence of the looming robot uprising… Termite ‘Bots.
Quote of the Day:
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n.”
At 28, Californian Alex Honnold is already a legend in the field of rock climbing, having set a number of speed records. He is also famous for his 'free-soloing' (that is, climbing without a rope or safety) of a number of extremely large and difficult climbs. He recently took on perhaps the most difficult free-solo ever attempted, El Sendero Luminoso ('The Shining Path') in El Potrero Chico, Mexico, and film of the climb has been posted to YouTube (embedded below):
Hot tip: Full-screen, and remember to breath as you watch it. As one of commenter noted, if it all gets too much, tip your monitor upside down and pretend he's crawling along the ground.
Ladies & gentlemen, please keep your hands & feet inside the ride at all times --your MIND is free to wander around, though...
- Alejandro Jodorowsky returns to the big screen after 23 years with 'The Dance of Reality.'
- Did earthquake-triggered neutrinos paint the Shroud of Turin?
- The gods must be crazy! Spherical object falls from the sky in Namibia
- From the UFO files of Dr. James McDonald: The Chiles-Whitted mid-air encounter.
- Owls & the Chaos Conundrum: Join Seriah Azkath as he interviews Mike Clelland & Aaron Gulyas in Where Did the Road Go?
- Looking for the REAL X-Men --those with a fetish for belt-bags need not apply.
- Could this giant glass orb replace the solar panel in your home?
- Using moss to power a radio --my potato clock is jealous.
- ...And YOU thought drop bears were scary enough!!
- This is why most car insurance companies don't have the "crash by Bigfoot" in their clause…
- Loren Coleman reviews The 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty.
- Are the Paracas elongated skulls of non-human origin? I'm not saying it's aliens, but…
- One artist's mission to photograph every Native American tribe in the US.
- How transcendental meditation can help African refugees cope with PTSD.
- The journey of Edward Snowden.
- NASA & the French space agency set agreement for Mars mission, set to launch in March of 2016.
- Red Pill of the Day: Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity (ft. Glove and Boots).
Thanks Kat & Rick
Quote of the Day:
“Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.”
SpiceWater could be flowing on Mars, right now.
- Clock stops at time of death of man who cared for it.
- New empirical support for the benefits of dream sharing.
- Lost rare bronze statue of Apollo resurfaces in Gaza.
- Filmmakers search for Montezuma's treasure in a pond.
- The Mahabharata &
levitating catsacoustic levitation.
- Leave it to beavers to ease Britain's flood crisis.
- Disappearing wildflowers may have doomed Ice Age giants.
catsrats could soon take over Earth.
- My god, it's full of stars: Hubble tracks a monster.
- San Francisco has a sea serpent in the Bay area.
- 12th century Viking rune code sealed with a kiss.
- A woman needs a man, like a frog rides a rhinoceros beetle.
- Chino Otsuka time travels in her childhood photographs.
- Kids read to cats for a wonderful animal shelter program.
Quote of the Day:
"If the Angel decides to come it will be because you have convinced her, not by tears but by your humble resolve to be always beginning; to be a beginner."
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
Many readers will know Michael Prescott as a blogger who posts intelligent analyses of various paranormal-themed topics, from historical cases through to cutting edge parapsychological theories (we occasionally link to Michael's blog in our news briefs, and have featured some of his essays in our Fortean anthology series Darklore). But Michael's writing talents aren't confined to non-fiction - he's also a very successful novelist who has released a number of novels, the most recent of which is Chasing Omega, a story about "a psychic medium on the run from a secret conspiracy that may hold the key to the truth about life, death...and what comes after".
After twenty years in traditional publishing, novelist Michael Prescott found himself out of work in 2007, his career apparently over. On a whim, he began releasing his older titles and some new novels in ebook form. Much to his amazement, sales took off, and by 2011 he was one of the bestselling ebook writers in the United States, profiled in USA Today and sought after for interviews. To date he has sold nearly 1.5 million ebooks.
His latest ebook releases are three backlist titles, COMES THE DARK, SHUDDER, and SHATTER, the crime thriller COLD AROUND THE HEART, the anthology STEEL TRAP AND OTHER STORIES, and the paranormal novella CHASING OMEGA
Funnily enough, given his knowledge in paranormal topics, Chasing Omega is the first of Michael's novels to really delve into this area - it's only $2.99 on Kindle, so grab a copy if you're on the lookout for something to read! (You can also view Michael's other books on his Amazon author page)
Link: Michael Prescott's Blog
Buy: Chasing Omega
The Paranormal Podcast is a fantastic show dedicated to many of the topics we discuss here on The Daily Grail, and host Jim Harold was kind enough to invite me on this week to chat about my book Stop Worrying! There Probably is an Afterlife. If you can bear the sound of my voice (there's a reason I'm a writer, rather than being on the conference circuit) we had a great chat about many of the topics I discuss in the book.
Of course, if you want a coherent explanation of the topics in my book, it would probably be better just to buy it and read the written words instead...
Thanks to all readers who have left reviews for my book Stop Worrying! There Probably is an Afterlife!
- Camels? In Genesis?! Archaeologists find earliest evidence for domesticated camels is 10th century BCE, throwing doubt on when the original Bible story was written.
- There is a paranormal activity laboratory at the University of Virginia. Grailers and people who have read my book reply "duh?".
- This crow is the smartest bird you've ever seen.
- Have researchers cracked the case for past-life memories?
- The ‘Dreamtime’ and ‘Dreaming’ of indigenous Australians: who dreamed up these terms?
- Medical machine elves: Ayahuasca as cancer treatment.
- Prosecution rests in trial of Melvin Morse, accused of performing 'near-death experience' research on his step-daughter by almost drowning her.
- In defence of skepticism.
- Is atheism irrational?
- SETI's Seth Shostak makes the 'bold prediction' that intelligent alien life could be found by 2040. Wasn't Seth's original guess 2020?
- An open letter to Neil deGrasse Tyson.
- Scientists say they can provide infinite power by harnessing vibrations.
- A giant military surveillance blimp is going to constantly monitor the east coast of America.
- NASA is working on Star Trek-style healing devices.
- What would happen if a coin-sized black hole were placed at the Earth's centre?
- Mars orbiters see clues to possible water flows on the Red Planet.
- Red star rising: China's ascent to space superpower.
- NASA begins accepting applications from companies that want to mine the Moon.
- Nanomotors controlled inside living cells for the first time.
- The archaeology of the stars.
- The end is not near.
- Indian man who has a 37cm long tail is worshipped as a god, though his wife hates it.
- Listen to the voice of the ‘Great Beast’ Aleister Crowley chanting in the language of the angels, recorded in 1920.
- Watch this goldfish steer its very own robotic tank around the room. I say whack a gun turret on it and give a whole new meaning to the words 'goldfish tank'.
Quote of the Day:
I am not anti-reason. I am also not anti-religion. I am opposed to dogmatism. I am skeptical of each person’s individual powers of reasoning, and I’m even more skeptical of the reasoning of groups of activists, hyper-partisans, and other righteous reformers who would remake society according to their own reasoned (or revealed) vision.
In 1920 the voice of the famous/infamous occultist Aleister Crowley was recorded for posterity onto wax cylinders, with the 'Master Therion' chanting magical incantations claimed by some to be in the language of the angels (as part of the 'Enochian' strand of magic). In the intervening years, the recording has been reissued by a number of sources, most recently on Original Wax Recordings from the Mr Suit label. But many of the tracks have also found their way online over the years, and for those that haven't heard them, you can listen to Aleister Crowley chanting "The Call Of The First Aethyr" in the YouTube video below:
I had previously heard this online at the 'Occult Voices – Paranormal Music, Recordings of unseen Intelligences 1905-2007 ' webpage - at which you'll also find other fascinating recordings, such as a number made of famous trance medium Gladys Osborne Leonard, and her 'control' personality Feda, as well as other prominent mediums of the day. Not to mention, recordings of possessed children made in the 1970s. Sleep well!
- 850,000-year-old human footprints found in Norfolk.
- UK floods flush out a "troll".
- Jonathan Haidt uses science and reason to reveal new atheists' love of certainties - but admits that he could be wrong.
- Mysterious 'jötunvillur' code in Viking runes is found to be ambiguous and playful.
- Want to mine the moon? Apply now.
- Is the rise of the robots just a reflection of our own spiritual devolution?
- Huge Chimpanzee 'megaculture' survives in Congo forest.
- Nessie goes missing?
- MIB: a small addition to a legend.
- "Archaeobunnies" unearth a trove of New Stone Age finds at Land's End.
- Nerve implants make bionic hand feel almost real.
- Origins of 'Eagle's Nest' in Russia continues to baffle scientists.
- The esoteric secrets of fantasy books.
- Transformational website/community Reality Sandwich, version 2.0.
- Mad science becoming respectable? It’s more likely than you think….
- Science explains the munchies.
Quote of the Day:
It's absolutely horrifying to think of human beings living off my geochemistry and atmosphere, but to be honest, if I can just get through the next 50 or so Earth years, I should be in the clear.