Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.
Coast to Coast AM: Monday's guest is investigative journalist and documentary producer Jack Cashill, who will cover developments in the investigation of TWA flight 800 on the 10 year anniversary of the crash. On Tuesday, Adam the DreamHealer will talk about the nature of healing, how intention influences our health, and how intuition and telepathy works. Wednesday's guest is author Maurice Cotterell, who will share his knowledge of ancient encoded secrets and follow the trail of the Celts on their epic journey to Ireland, while Thursday is still TBA (check the link for updates).
More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website. Also C2C can be listened to through KOGO.
I woke up at 2pm today, possibly from the shock of turning 33 on the weekend.
- Britain's Defence Science Technology Laboratory is looking for a real-life Q. Perhaps Mr Nakamats should apply! Bill's already sent his CV.
- Scotland Yard has taken possession of a policeman's memoirs that apparently identify Jack the Ripper, and it's not Professor Plum in the closet with a paperclip.
- It's not all a life of glamour in foreign embassies, as new figures reveal the debauchery and crime British diplomats get away with, and authorities powerless to do anything about it.
- Are key witnesses in the Enron fraud trail being murdered?
- Zimbabwe's corrupt dictator Mugabe has legalised voodoo and witchcraft for the first time in 107 years. Dolls of Mugabe will be in high demand.
- Children identified as being in high-risk environments will be monitored by government nannies to prevent them turning to drugs, alcohol and crime, according to leaked documents.
- Meerkat pups do not learn how to eat dangerous animals such as scorpions on their own, but are taught by adults, scientists have discovered.
- A University of Illinois study reveals a link between smoking during pregnancy and behavioural problems in early childhood. Not to mention behavioural problems in the smoking adult.
- The average temperatures of the first half of 2006 were the highest ever recorded for the continental United States. And that's not just in the Whitehouse.
- Thousands flee the eruption of Ecuador's Tungurahua - "Throat of Fire" - volcano.
- The incompetent plotting of the Nixon administration to deport John Lennon. You can deport the man, but you can't deport the music.
- Author, philosopher and gentleman Brian Joseph has interesting things to say about John Lennon's lyrics in his novel The Gift of Gabe (Amazon US or UK).
- New research shows you how to pick friends. A better way is to join TDG and post comments.
- A UFO was spotted in the skies above Auckland's Viaduct Basin. With pic! Skeptics say it's a bird, a plane, but no takers for Superman.
- Inexplicable phenomena such as crop circles have occurred in Russia's Krasnodar Territory, and now a UFO has been caught on film.
- American Chronicles's R. Lee discusses why exo-politics isn't considered important by many UFOlogists.
- More confirmation that the mysterious red rain from India may be alien cells not from Earth.
- Loren Coleman releases exclusive pictures drawn by Vincent Chow, a Johor Bigfoot witness.
- There are more sightings of the remains of Noah's Ark than there are of Elvis.
- A UK cryptozoology team is heading to Gambia in search of the legendary Ninki-nanka.
- A new dinosaur-era sea predator has been discovered. Great pic.
- China continues its fight to reclaim precious Yin artifacts looted by foreign missionaries and explorers in the early 20th Century.
- Archaeologists believe they have discovered one of the oldest churches in Scotland during an excavation in Aberdeen, dating to the 6th Century.
- Physicists believe the chaotic swirls of Vincent Van Gogh's later paintings are uncannily accurate depictions of the complex mathematics of turbulence.
- A new tv sitcom, My Name Is Earl, helps promote karmic consciousness and Western interests in Eastern traditions. I highly recommend the show.
- Not to be outdone, a new series called Eureka explores a top-secret community home to government scientific experts and strange anomalies. Geez, check out the Wikipedia pic - I didn't see women like that when I visited Los Alamos!
- In a BBC Horizon report, scientists argue that death-toll figures from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster were exaggerated, and the weekly death toll on Britain's roads are higher. That may be the case, but try telling that to Ali Hewson and children born in Belarus with defects. I highly recommend helping the Chernobyl Children's Project.
- A nineteen-year-old Canadian says he can heal people simply by touching them. Keep your hands to yourself, Paul!
- Silk may be able to help repair damaged nerves, according to scientists. Have a cup of green tea and some ginseng, and you're set.
Quote of the Day:
There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
J. Robert Oppenheimer, co-creator of the Atomic Bomb
Sometimes the news seems even weirder than usual.
- Update: Triumph of the authoritarians by John W. Dean, former Nixon White House counsel, and author of the just-published book Conservatives Without Conscience. Amazon US & UK.
- Douglas Erwin, author of Extinction (Amazon US & UK), says the 'Mother of Mass Extinctions', 252.4 million years ago, was so bad it almost killed all the cockroaches, the evolution of plants and animals came to a screeching halt and didn't resume for another 4 million years, and there's 'no good evidence' that an asteroid which hit Antarctica was the cause.
- Terrible Teens: New research suggests tyrannosaurs died just as they reached their sexual prime.
- Galloping sabre-toothed kangaroos roamed prehistoric Australia.
- The monster detectives: on the trail of the ninki-nanka.
- A couple of handwritten sentences in the margins of a book are claimed to have solved Britain's greatest murder mystery: the identity of Jack the Ripper.
- Ancient Egyptian suicide note unearthed.
- Venus's double vortex mystery deepens.
- 'Space hotel' inflates in orbit and beams back images.
- The search is on for 698 missing boxes (out of the original 700 boxes) of Apollo 11 SSTV Tapes (warning: large pdf file), which have a much higher resolution of man's first walk on the moon than the tapes shown on TV (includes contrasting photos). Complicating matters, the only place which can read these SSTV tapes is scheduled to close this October.
- First direct observations of spinons and holons.
- Oz microbes found to have the Midas touch.
- Trees could be growing in the Antarctic within a century.
- Divine trash: Over the past few years, researchers have written hundreds of scientific papers on the psychology of celebrity obsession.
- Imaging study finds that political party allegiance impacts brain's response to candidates.
- Genes function differently in males and females.
- Newly discovered 'depression gene' throws current treatments into question.
- Exposure to cigarette smoke in the womb makes for unruly toddlers.
- What you're sleeping with could be the cause of your asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis and eczema.
- Meerkats make great teachers.
- Sorry chaps, but you are shortly to be written out of the reproductive script. Cheerio and please close the door behind you on your way out of history.
- Georgia's stone circle a paean to age of reason.
- Heil, Professor!: The role of academic ideological indoctrination in the rise of Nazism.
- The spiritual insights of esotericists Leadbeater and Blavatsky regarding life on Mars and other planets. Blavatsky also had a lot to say about Atlantis.
- The 'Global Security Fund': Illuminati slush fund estimated at $65 trillion.
- Underground bases, missing children and extra-terrestrials: Former MI6 agent James Casbold tells what you need to know for your future.
- 9-11 Pentagon eyewitness IDs Global Hawk.
- Scholars for 9-11 truth are under attack.
- 9-11 truth scholar outfoxes spin attack.
- Saying their advice was ignored, disgusted religious leaders quit Katrina Fund panel.
- The religious beliefs of America's Founding Fathers.
- Sir Menzies Campbell says government is trampling underfoot the historic freedoms built up over centuries.
- When Speech Becomes a Crime: One can now be put in prison, lose a job, be kicked out of school or be otherwise censored simply for uttering an unpopular opinion.
- MP investigating the death of David Kelly says his computer files have been wiped.
- Dead men don't talk: The 'suicide' of a British banker tied to the Enron scandal is just the latest in a string of mysterious insider deaths in England and the US.
- Video (45 min.): Impersonating historical figures from Mayan priests to Archduke Ferdinand, comedian Robert Newman comes to grips with the wars and politics of the last hundred years, blaming oil for all the commotion.
Quote of the Day:
The Christian priesthood, finding the doctrines of Christ levelled to every understanding and too plain to need explanation, saw, in the mysticisms of Plato, materials with which they might build up an artificial system which might, from its indistinctness, admit everlasting controversy, give employment for their order, and introduce it to profit, power, and pre-eminence. The doctrines which flowed from the lips of Jesus himself are within the comprehension of a child; but thousands of volumes have not yet explained the Platonisms engrafted on them: and for this obvious reason that nonsense can never be explained.
Thomas Jefferson, who also referred to the Revelation of St. John as 'the ravings of a maniac'.
A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...
- With the release of the latest IONS Shift Magazine (Issue 11), two new PDF articles are available on site: "Bioenergetics: A New Science of Healing", by Ken Smith, and "Seven Reasons Why I Remain an Optimist", by Elisabet Sahtouris.
- Filer's Files #28 has the latest ufological news from around the globe.
- Skeptic Randi's latest newsletter will save you from the tide of irrational thought engulfing the planet.
- KurzweilAI.net has "Biowar for Dummies", by Paul Boutin, and also Ray Kurzweil's optimism about Turing Test capability in the near future.
- The Book of Thoth has a long interview with author/researcher Gary Osborn: "American Pi", parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.
- This week's eSkeptic reviews Daniel Dennett's Breaking the Spell.
- Michael Prescott goes in search of the true mediums.
- SurvivalAfterDeath.org has "Psychical Research and Religion: Two Clearly Demarcated Fields", by Fr. Réginald-Omez.
Here's the rundown on the radio schedules for the second half of the week:
Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week William Henry and Stephen Mehler interview Egyptian Ab Del Hakim Awyan, who says his family has retained priestly knowledge from the time of ancient Egypt.
Coast to Coast AM: Friday is open lines, early show on Saturday Ian Punnett welcomes cryptozoologist John Rhodes, who'll talk about UFOs, reptoids, and mysteries of the underworld. Late Saturday cybertech expert Charles R. Smith will discuss current military operations worldwide and how new weaponry will change the nature of conflict, while on Sunday George Noory welcomes journalist and sometime ghosthunter, Jeff Belanger who will share his work compiling ghost stories as well as his lengthy discussions with the late George Lutz, of the Amityville Horror.
More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. Remember also that while Coast to Coast is subscription, it can be listened to through KOGO, while Dreamland is free. Dreamland also now offers a podcast of the most recent show.
New Dawn Magazine #97 has hit the street, and as usual there are some free offerings from the mag on the ND website. This issue covers some Intelligent Design ground, and on site you'll find one of the articles, "The Incredibly Strange Story of Intelligent Design", by Rev Max. Also free on site is "The Mayan Lord of Creation and 2012", by John Major Jenkins. Head to the ND website for a full run-down on this issue's content, including an article by yours truly on how The Da Vinci Code may have turned the tide for Gnostic thought.
One of our good friends Andy Gough sends word that he will be heading up a Grail Quest tour of the UK and France this September/October. Taking in sights from the Temple Church in London, through to Rennes-le-Château and Montsegur, the tour will also include expert guest speakers including Filip Coppens and Jean-Luc Robin. If you're interested in taking part, head on over to Andy's website for full details.
Remember when you were young...
- Robert Bigelow (the man behind NIDS) successfully launches his inflatable space hotel prototype. More at Space.com.
- Syd Barrett, co-founder of Pink Floyd, dies aged 60.
- Study finds that magic mushrooms can induce mystical effects and have positive life-changing effects. Not to mention they negate the need for a high-fidelity stereo. MAPS has a handy summary of links and statements on their website.
- Take five dried grams and then check out Alan Boyle's Cosmic Log post on the geometry of music.
- The Cosmic Log is always worth the daily stop-over. Check out these explosive links Alan has to the recent Space Shuttle launch also.
- Another meteorite hits Norway. Are you Norwegians getting a little nervous now?
- Smart Orbs are NASA's worker bees in space.
- Sploid.com has a good round-up of the Phoenix Lights redux from July 4th.
- The monster detectives. Inside the world of the Center for Fortean Zoology.
- Newly unveiled Einstein Letters give a high-res picture of the famed scientist's life, including how he blew his Nobel prizemoney, and how he liked to play up with the ladies. You naughty Einstein you...
- Must be a scientist thing, because Francis Crick was a flirt and experimented with marijuana and LSD. Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code is available from Amazon US.
- Brain chip allows paralysed man to control objects through the power of thought. Just be careful he doesn't say "screw you".
- Researchers hope to restore sight in two common varieties of blindness.
- Werner Herzog creates a sci-fi mashup with his 'documentary' The Wild Blue Yonder.
- 4-year-old boy survives fall from 11th story building.
- Scientists question Nature's (supposedly) fundamental laws. Is God pulling the rug out from under our Enlightened feet?
- Transgender professor defends female scientists.
- Evidence for ancient killer kangaroo found.
- Archaeologist backed on Dilmun calendar theory.
- European Alps could be ice-free by 2100, according to GW study. That would make skiing difficult (at the very least)...
- Scientists shed new light on how ballooning spiders can fly epic distances.
- Is ethanol not so green after all?
- A Brilliant job: meet the guy who gets to give away $1billion of Google's money.
- All aboard! An Apple Mac powered by steam. I was wondering why Sub Rosa designer Mark James Foster was asking me for a coal allowance...
- With his purchase of MySpace, Rupert Murdoch is set to become an Internet playa. It's all part of the new user-created web. Get typing you TDG monkeys!
- And a little mind-altering video to finish the day, for those that want to avoid the magic mushrooms (broadband probably required). Take a look at someone's face after watching that...aieee, there's a bad trip!
Thanks HeartsGuy and Kat.
Quote of the Day:
Life, so-called, is a short episode between two great mysteries.
Seems that Richard Hendricks, the most excellent news editor over at The Anomalist, is calling it a day. As such, the Anomalist folk are searching for someone to fill the job - if you're interested, better get in quick. Big TDG props to Richard Hendricks for the amazing job he has done over the years...I think I'm a pretty efficient news gatherer, but he always turns up great stories that I miss. So make sure you've got the chops to fill his shoes if you're going to apply...
Magic mushrooms help depression - but turn you into a psychopath. Bloody side-effects.
- Rogue giants at sea.
- Magic Mushrooms could help depression.
- Doomsday asteroids enchant astronomers.
- Lies about 911 exposed.
- The quest for the metal library.
- A mystery fit for a pharoah.
- Model of inflatable space hotel set for launch.
- Stones are living creatures that breathe and move.
- 3D crop circle found in English field.
- Ship logs record earth’s magnetism.
- Moore’s law meets its match.
- Vortex visible on venus.
- The notion that the Gulf Stream is responsible for keeping Europe anomalously warm turns out to be a myth.
- Bigger dinosaurs had warmer blood.
- How the Great Pyramid was built.
Quote of the Day:
Here's something to think about: How come you never see a headline like 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?