Schoch in Bosnia

As many TDG readers would know, 'Age of the Sphinx' geologist Dr Robert Schoch will be personally checking out the alleged 'Bosnian Pyramid' later this month. Robert's website has been updated with the full story thus far, including input from some of our own TDG readers (Robert has posted here previously on the topic). I'm assured we will get some updates straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak, over the coming month, so stay tuned for more information - and of course, keep your eye on Robert's website for any further updates. Thanks Colette.

Tuesday Roundup 11-07-2006

A strange assortment to get you through the week...


News Briefs 11-07-2006

Here's to the new day...

  • Serbian and Croation officials join together to honour Nikola Tesla, on the 150th anniversary of his birth. Also: remembering the man who lit the world, and Tesla's theories remain current.
  • Baigent and Leigh will appeal the Da Vinci plagiarism it will all be back on again at the start of next year.
  • Farmer attacked by crop circle crowds. Hell hath no fury like a croppie scorned...
  • It's sneaking up to the 40th anniversary of the Point Pleasant Mothman sightings, and Loren Coleman is signed up to speak at the 5th annual Mothman Festival. And the Jersey Devil is coming along for the ride.
  • Black Triangle over Phoenix? With video. Someone should tell UFOs to avoid July 4th.
  • YouTube has a video interview with Rex Heflin, casting some light on a case which has re-entered ufology's consciousness lately (with some controversy).
  • Stephen Hawking seeks answers from cosmic consciousness. Noosphere I'll give you, but the Internet as 'cosmic consciousness'? Hmmm...
  • Coaxing nanowires from metal-reducing bacteria may provide a way to bioengineer electrical devices. I think I already did that with my last keyboard...over its lifetime it had two cups of coffee and a glass of softdrink dropped into it...
  • One for the ladies: how to train your husband.
  • Lab-made sperm can produce offspring. I wonder if the scientists smoke afterwards...
  • Navy and eco-group settle on sonar type to be used in Hawaii whale area.
  • Thailand's giant catfish is now protected from fishing. Imagine how big the buggers will get now...
  • Dr Zahi Hawass provides a quick Sphinx restoration update.
  • J. Paul Getty Museum returns antiques to Greece.
  • Scientists debate the role that climate change has played in the rise of civilisations.
  • While James Lovelock goes all doom and gloom in saying that it might be responsible for the fall of our civilisation.
  • Stone Age elephant found at ancient UK site.
  • The next generation of artificial limbs can't come soon enough for the new generation of prosthetic wearers...U.S. soldiers.
  • Man trades paperclip for a house.

Quote of the Day:

The owls are not what they seem.

'Twin Peaks'

Radio 11-07-2006

Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.

Fate Radio: This week is an archived show with Tom and Lisa Butler discussing Electronic Voice Phenomena (Realplayer or Windows Media).

Coast to Coast AM: Monday's guest is traditional Catholic Benedictine Monk, Brother Michael Dimond, who will discuss Fr. Malachi Martin as well as the third secret of Fatima, the prophecy of our lady of La Salette, and the Anti-Christ. On Tuesday Pamela Rae Heath M.D. will discuss her work with psychokinesis as well as channeled messages from people who have committed suicide. Wednesday sees astrophysicist Dr. Bernard Haisch discussing his work finding a bridge between science and spirituality, while Thursday's guest is Lionel Fanthorpe who has written over 250 books on various paranormal related subjects, including the Oak Island mystery, the Knight's Templar, Rennes le Chateau and the Holy Grail.

More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website. Also C2C can be listened to through KOGO.

News Briefs 10-07-2006

I'm visiting Japan for two weeks in October, so if there are any TDG readers living in Japan who'd like to drink sake, see the future at Shinjuku and explore Jomon ruins, let me know and we'll make it the first official TDG shindig.

  • Instead of Japan, perhaps you can plan a trip to Peru's 5000 year old sacred city of Caral?
  • It's suffered invasion and genocide, but now the ruins of Cambodia's Angkor Wat temples face another threat - tourist hordes.
  • A unique ancient statue of the Greek goddess Artemis was unearthed by archaeologists, but they're still looking for her head.
  • Bones and tusks dating back 400'000 years are the earliest signs in Britain of ancient humans butchering elephants for meat.
  • The latest genetic techniques have revealed that the wooly mammoth's coat varied in colour, from blonde and ginger to dark brown. Early humans only ate the blonde ones.
  • Discussion of a theory that suggests civilisations develop during periods of extreme climate change.
  • An expert panel convened by BBC News has concluded that climate change is real and dangerous. That's a clear and present danger, Mr Bush.
  • If you weren't fooled by the theatrics of the Da Vince Code court case, then perhaps you'd like to bid for the DVC copyrights on Ebay.
  • Another code-busting hopeful has stepped forward to solve the mystery of Shugborough Hall's cryptic letters.
  • Got nothing to do on weekends? Then why not join the Society of Leyhunters. It beats bowling.
  • Were ancient civilisations able to levitate huge blocks of stone?
  • Dr Steven Greer claims SETI has received multiple extraterrestrial signals but has lost connection due to human interference, and Microsoft may be part of it.
  • British UFO hacker Gary McKinnon is being extradited to the US and may end up in Guantanamo.
  • The North Korean missile crisis heats up, with Japan pushing for UN sanctions. Even scarier, North Korea's ambassador to Australia warns his country will retaliate with physical force if pushed to disarm. Only Team America: World Police can stop Kim Jong II.
  • China is harvesting organs from live Falun Gong prisoners, according to a Canadian human rights lawyer.
  • China will transmit 30 pieces of Chinese music to Earth next year aboard its first lunar-probing satellite, with the public helping to choose the tunes. I've already recommended Tool, Greg.
  • A huge sunshade a million miles from Earth could help astronomers search for signs of life on planets orbiting distant stars.
  • A mystery object has been discovered at the heart of a supernova.
  • Critics say Stephen Hawking is wrong to suggest we should abandon the Earth when things get bad to colonise outer space. I've already booked a seat on an escape pod.
  • Speaking of escape pods, a Christian archaeology expedition claims to have found Noah's Ark in Iran.
  • A new exhibition explores how artists - from William Blake to John Cage - have portrayed visions of the universe, and sci-fi writer Brian Aldiss speculates on civilisations of the future. Great article.
  • Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich! A profile of actor John Malkovich and the many universes he's created.
  • A great article about the secret of Bono's success, his wife Ali Hewson and her ethical clothing company Edun.
  • Actor Robert Downey Jnr claims to have psychic powers, or maybe he just got too involved in the film adaptation of Philip K Dick's A Scanner Darkly.
  • Forget Johnny Depp and Hollywood, modern pirates carry AK-47s and use speed boats to plunder gas tankers and foreign aid ships, with Southeast Asia a hotspot.
  • What about ghost pirates? A ghostbusting team of Malaysian healers and religious teachers seek the paranormal, and claim to have captured a Bigfoot in Cambodia three years ago, but can't afford to transport it. Uh, cameras are pretty cheap these days.
  • Loren Coleman is dreaming of the day photographs are taken of the Johor Bigfoot.

Thanks Kat, Clifton, Gary, Ksmith and Badeye.

Quote of the Day:

Merchant and pirate were for a long period one and the same person. Even today mercantile morality is really nothing but a refinement of piratical morality.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A-Z of Egypt

Our good friends Simon Cox and Mark Foster have put together a book which many TDGers might find to be a handy resource: An A-Z of Ancient Egypt. Written with Susan Davies, the book is meant as an easily accessible reference guide to all things Ancient Egyptian. You can pick up a copy of the book right now via Amazon UK, and next month at Amazon US.

Sub Rosa I5 Supporters

A quick nod of the head to the advertisers that gave much-appreciated financial support to Sub Rosa Issue 5:

  • Art of Illumination has "esoteric art to illuminate your heart".
  • Hovering Object offer TDG-themed posters and T-shirts to kit yourself out in - see their range of crop circle and UFO merchandise for some really nice designs.
  • New Dawn magazine questions consensus reality, investigating topics from ancient mysteries to secret societies and conspiracies.
  • Consciousness is a 5-DVD box set of scientists such as Dean Radin, Stu Hameroff and Susan Blackmore discussing the mysteries of consciousness. Not bad value for only $29.95...
  • CircleSpeak is a truly excellent DVD on the crop circle phenomenon, one of the first to investigate the topic without taking sides or having an agenda.
  • Walter Cruttenden's book Lost Star of Myth and Time looks at ancient myths about cycles of Golden and Dark Ages, and ties them in to the precession of the equinoxes and the possibility of our Sun having a distant twin. Furthermore, Walter and big names like Graham Hancock and Robert Schoch are lined up for this year's Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge, to be held at the University of California in October.
  • The Orion Zone: Ancient Star Cities of the American Southwest by Gary A. David shows a possible depiction of Orion on the ground - not in Egypt, but in the layout of villages of the Hopi people of the Americas.
  • Eccenova Editions have plenty of great books on TDG-related topics. In November they'll be releasing Jesus, Mary, and Child: Samaritan Blood and the Kingdom at Shiloh, by Janet Tyson.

Check out their wares and please do support them in return if you find them of interest.

News Briefs 07-07-2006

TDG - the place to be for all of us thinking mouse potatoes.

  • Gene reveals mammoth coat colour.
  • Age of the Sierra Nevada revealed.
  • Two centuries after he dropped anchor in Botany Bay, Capt James Cook has sailed into a political storm in Australia, the country he put on the map.
  • In his new book, Arcadia: The Solution to the Templar Code (Amazon US & UK), code-buster Clifton Power claims to have solved the mystery of the cryptic letters on the Shepherd's Monument.
  • Acoustics and Mayan Architecture.
  • Mystery object found in supernova.
  • Brown Dwarf = Bad Weather: Failed stars found to have astonishing weather patterns, such as iron rain.
  • Astronauts to go farther on Saturday's spacewalk.
  • NASA's Mars mission faces rocky future.
  • Weapons in outer space.
  • In the first paper on music theory that the journal Science has printed in its 127-year history, composer reveals musical chords' hidden geometry.
  • Can they make you invisible? Rescuers could use this beam of light to peer through rubble after an earthquake, while doctors could gaze at a damaged lung after making a patient's skin and ribs vanish.
  • Global Warming, a Lost Cause?
  • The ice cream man cometh... to save a melting world.
  • Biologists solve plant growth hormone enigma.
  • On microchips, beams of light traveling through microscopic waveguides may soon replace electric currents traveling through microscopic wires.
  • New ion trap may lead to large quantum computers.
  • Solitons could power molecular electronics, artificial muscles. Did Star Trek get it wrong about Data's positronic net?
  • The big sleep: There may be a link between the way memories are formed and the adverse effects of sleep deprivation.
  • Baboons talk with their hands.
  • Getting soccer down to a science: Scientists and mathematicians are trying to create a formula for the perfect penalty shot.
  • Fifty of the world's leading conservation experts call for urgent rescue mission to save frogs, newts and other amphibians from extinction.
  • Duh! Research of the Day: Warming climate plays large role in Western US wildfires. A close second.
  • Even though they've been immunized, 40% of UK's coughing kids show evidence of whooping cough infection.
  • Go-ahead granted for UK hacker's extradition.
  • Consultant who hacked FBI's computers in 2004 says, frustrated by bureaucracy, agents approved and aided the breach.
  • 'Security' fight expanded: With only a letter, FBI can gather private data.
  • Man raided by FBI, ATF, and Canadian Law Enforcement after handing out 'subversive' Alex Jones material.
  • No worries - it's just unexplained cracks in reactor cores.
  • The psychopaths among us: Research shows they're oblivious to the obvious.
  • A matter of taste: Americans read food labels, then eat the bad stuff anyway.
  • Here's a preview of tonight's Sci-Fi channel special, 'Quest for Atlantis: Startling New Secrets'.
  • Arggh! Pirate news for me 'n Rico: Walking the plank on Scotland's west coast. I was planning to see Pirates of the Caribean: Dead Man's Chest today, but the critics are really slamming it.
  • Homeless farmer forced to sell home-made robots. What a headline!
  • Tahoe bear takes to the back seat of a vintage red Buick convertible, snacks on pizza, and then swills Jack Daniels, an Absolut and tonic, and a beer. First the video of a bear snoozing in a backyard hammock, and now this. What's up with bears this year?
  • Mouse potatoes, himbos, googling and drama queens make cross-over from pop culture to mainstream English. Sorry, Jameske - it looks like shemale didn't make the cut.

Thanks Clifton.

Quote of the Day:

Global warming may or may not be the great environmental crisis of the next century, but—regardless of whether it is or isn't—we won't do much about it. We will (I am sure) argue ferociously over it and may even, as a nation, make some fairly solemn-sounding commitments to avoid it. But the more dramatic and meaningful these commitments seem, the less likely they are to be observed. Little will be done... Global warming promises to become a gushing source of national hypocrisy.

Robert J. Samuelson, Newsweek, July, 1997

Weekend Roundup 07-07-2006

A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...


Radio 07-07-2006

Here's the rundown on the radio schedules for the second half of the week:

Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week's guest is Michael Baigent, who will discuss his new book The Jesus Papers (Amazon US and UK). Afterwards, Linda Howe looks into the possibile discovery of an ancient ship (ark?) in a region called Ararat.

Coast to Coast AM: Friday is open lines, early show on Saturday has metaphysical author Doreen Virtue will discuss her latest work on Mer People, the Aquatic Ape Theory, Indigo Children and Atlantis. In the late show brain researcher Neil Slade will discuss the newest discoveries relating to the human brain and its potential, while Sunday is a replay from 2005 with Art Bell hosting a special Open Lines show discussing the 'Coming Gas Crisis.'

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.