Radio 03-08-2007

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

Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week, Philip Gardiner tells William Henry the harrowing story of his struggle to gain information from an active and aggressive secret society, about a startling connection between the Ark, the Shroud of Turin and Mary.

Coast to Coast AM: Friday is open lines. Early show Saturday is ' Art Bell- Somewhere in Time', featuring an open lines program from 1/1/97. Afterward, Ian Punnett talks to Willam Henry who will discuss his recent trip to Rennes le Chateau, the Knights Templar, and the search for the God particle. Sunday's guest is Stan Tenen, on how current experiments in quantum mechanics and information theory can help us to end the conflict between Darwinian evolution and Intelligent Design.

More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. Remember also that while Coast to Coast is subscription, Dreamland is free. Dreamland also now offers a podcast of the most recent show.

Bauval on 'The Egypt Code'

Astraea Radio have an exclusive audio interview available on their site, with one of our favourite 'alternative historians', Orion Correlation theorist Robert Bauval (available as Windows media or mp3). In the hour long chat, Robert talks about the topics in his most recent book The Egypt Code (Amazon UK), most notably the relationship that the ancient Egyptians saw between the sky and the earth. For more details, remember to check out my review of The Egypt Code, and also the interview I did with Robert for Sub Rosa last year. Thanks Steve.

News Briefs 02-08-2007

Neurons are a perversely fragile place to store memories. I still know the exact situation, place and age at which I first heard the words 'broccoli' and 'pizza', but ten years of piano lessons have utterly vanished.

Thanks, Greg.

Quote of the Day:

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.

Nikola Tesla

O'Hare UFO Report

Is aviation safety being put at risk because of scientists' reluctance to be associated with UFOs? After a long investigation, the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP) has released a detailed report (PDF file, 5mb/155 pages) on the Chicago O’Hare Airport UFO incident from last year, which got so much coverage in the mainstream press. On their site, NARCAP make some pertinent comments, which are worth pointing out here (bolded type are emphasised by me). The NARCAP report comments "it is interesting that an incursion over one of the busiest aviation facilities in the world would receive such superficial attention" from the FAA. Especially in this post-9/11 era...

An incursion by an unidentified aerial phenomena, UAP, into Class B restricted airspace was reported by airline and airport employees at Chicago 's O'Hare International airport on 7 November2006. The offending object was described by all witnesses as a disc-shaped form that hovered over C terminal. When the UAP departed it left a hole in the overcast above the airport.

After a superficial examination of the event the FAA suggested that the incident did not occur as described and was probably a “weather phenomenon” citing a “hole-punch cloud” as the source of the hole that was left by the passing of the UAP. It appears that this judgment was based entirely on the hope that such events do not occur and the absence of radar data to support the witnesses' claims. Weather conditions at the time of the incident do not support the claim of a “hole-punch cloud” and it is possible that the UAP was detected on radar. It is interesting that an incursion over one of the busiest aviation facilities in the world would receive such superficial attention.

NARCAP was notified of this incident by the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) and immediately began a thorough investigation following aviation incident investigation protocols regarding confidentiality and premature public commentary.

After advising NARCAP of the incident Peter Davenport of NUFORC broke the story to the press and the case was widely publicized. While the discussion in the public domain was heated and the pressure on the facilities and witnesses was intense, NARCAP was not able to comment or engage the various media requests as the investigation was not completed. If the report had been made directly to NARCAP there would have been no public exposure of the event until the report was released. NARCAP is dedicated to serving the aviation community and seeks to manage UAP investigations in a responsible and respectful way.

Subsequent to the media exposure of the incident, numerous hoaxed photographs and alleged videos of the event were reported on the Internet. After examining these images and claims it is NARCAP's opinion that no authentic photographs or videos have been brought forward at this time. NARCAP is aware of only one claim by a witness that, allegedly, someone took a photograph of the UAP and that claim remains unsubstantiated.

NARCAP completed its investigation in March/April of 2007. Consistent with the NARCAP mission, the report was distributed to key aviation safety officials and organizations. While public interest in the case remains high, NARCAP has withheld general distribution of the report until the aviation community has an opportunity to review and respond.

This is an important contribution from NARCAP, and shows that UFOs/UAP can be studied scientifically, and with responsibility. NARCAP's science director, Dr. Richard Haines, is a perceptual psychologist and former Chief of the Space Human Factors Office at NASA Ames Research Center and a former senior research scientist for both NASA and Raytheon. Unfortunately, however, the results of this report suggest that the O'Hare mystery will probably remain unsolved.

The God Botherers

Long-time TDG reader Glenn K sent me a message about a project he's currently working on, which many of you will probably be interested in:

I'm an Australian documentary producer/director from Sydney, currently developing a concept for a film (hopefully for cinema release!) which will focus on the use of entheogens/psychedelics for spiritual purposes and how knowledge about their historical use has been suppressed by orthodox religions throughout the centuries. Unlike most docos that have tackled this subject area, this film is going to be humorous and satirical, as well as intelligent and provocative.

If you've got a spare moment sometime, please have a look at our fledgling website at: www.thegodbotherers.com. There's a 15-minute video teaser and a short synopsis there which we hope can help attract the attention of somebody willing to help fund the film.

Some very nice editing work in there, and of course excellent subject matter. Well worth checking out the 'teaser' (come on, 15 minutes is not a 'teaser' in this YouTube age!), and spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in the doco.

News Briefs 31-07-07

Its all about control of the population. Why don’t they just get the Daleks to do it?

  • The first American: the suppressed story of the people who discovered the New World.
  • Perfect lens could reverse Casimir force.
  • Premonitions of war and historic prophecies.
  • One million year-old human footprints found in Margalla Hills.
  • Scientists uncover lefty gene.
  • Egg within egg a freak of nature.
  • Who’s minding the mind.
  • Lunar flash mystery solved, allegedly.
  • UFO crash.
  • Bolt from the blue as lightning strikes twice.
  • The search for two numbers.
  • Norwegian UFO mystery solved?
  • Earth’s worst extinction - a prolonged event.
  • Nuclear terrorism: the new day after.
  • We need fewer people to halt global warming.
  • Is ancient people’s end a warning for the future?
  • Bowling invented in ancient Egypt?

Quote of the Day:


Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.

George Orwell

Tuesday Roundup 31-07-2007

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

Enjoy!

Esoterica IX

Volume IX of the scholarly journal Esoterica has been released, and is available for free download in the form of a PDF file. In the new release:

  • "Angel in the House or Idol of Perversity?: Women in Nineteenth-Century Esotericism", by Allison P. Coudert.
  • "Of Ether and Colloidal Gold: The Making of a Philosophers’ Stone", by Hereward Tilton.
  • "‘The Teutonicks Writings’: Translating Jacob Boehme into English and Welsh", by Ariel Hessayon.
  • "‘The Flood’ of 1524: The First Mass-media Event in European History", by Gustav Adolf Schoener.
  • Reviews of Stages of Evil: Occultism in Western Theater and Drama, The Absence of Myth, Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism, and Why Mrs Blake Cried: William Blake and the Sexual Basis of Spiritual Vision.

If you don't already have it, Volume VIII is also available as PDF, so take a look around the site - plenty of in-depth reading available on esoteric topics.

Radio 31-08-2007

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

Fate Radio: This week Hilly talks with Richard Webster about how we can communicate with angels (Real Audio or mp3).

Coast to Coast AM: Monday's guests are Dr. Charles Grob MD and Dr. Marilyn Schiltz PhD, discussing research into hallucinogenic substances from a Medical-Psychiatric context. On Tuesday UFO researcher Lynn Marzulli will share how current events are fulfilling Biblical prophecy for cataclysm. Wednesday features a debate between ufologist Stanton Friedman and skeptic Michael Shermer, while Thursday is TBA at time of posting (check the link for updates).

More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website.

Atlantis Rising #65

The latest issue of Atlantis Rising (#65) is now available in PDF form (for a small price), and will hit the newstands in the not-too-distant future. In the latest issue:

  • John Kettler asks whether we can see the future.
  • Jeff Nisbet on what the mainstream press didn't tell you about the Rosslyn Motet.
  • Len Kasten asks whether World War II was an intergalactic event.
  • Michael Tymn on the era of levitating tables.

Full details, and free sample PDFs, are available at the AR website.