Radio 27-11-2007

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

Fate Radio: In this week's encore edition of The Hilly Rose Show, guest Pamela Heath discusses her book Suicide: What Really Happens in the Afterlife, a review of channeled material on suicide dating from the 1700's to today (Real Audio or mp3).

Coast to Coast AM: On Monday comparative mythologist Dave Talbott and physicist Wallace Thornhill will discuss the astonishing outburst of Comet Holmes. Tuesday's guest is Ken Klein who will discuss his latest work on the supernatural origins of man and how Earth is set up as a prison planet. On Wednesday Pat Buchanan will discuss his new book Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart, and on Thursday Steve Quayle will discuss his recent work on climate change and weather manipulation.

More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website. You can listen to C2C live, or to recent archived shows, at CJOB.com.

News Briefs 26-11-2007

Tired of that leftover turkey? How about some irony or pwnage for dessert?

Quote of the Day:

A science is said to be useful if its development tends to accentuate the existing inequalities in the distribution of wealth, or more directly promotes the destruction of human life...

G. H. Hardy, A mathematician's apology, 1941.

Home is a Castle

Curious Expeditions has a cool feature up on "The Castle Builders...", presenting the 15 best self built castles in the world:

Scattered throughout the world, there are a small handful of castles made by non-architects, constructed without a team of workers, and with very little money. All the castles presented below were built by a single person, with occasional help from family members or friends. Raised rock by rock from the ground, these castles are the result of unfaltering vision, pure will, and a lifetime effort to make literal the phrase "a man’s home is his castle."

TDG readers are probably familiar with Ed Leedskalnin and Coral Castle - which makes the list - but there are plenty of others that are just stunning (the feature is chock-full of images). And I was surprised to learn that Billy Idol's "Sweet Sixteen" not only referenced Coral Castle, but also had a music video filmed there.

On a related note, the Temple sof Damanhur were in the news over the weekend (h/t Michael Prescott) - another fascinating and absolutely beautiful human construction. Alex Grey's CoSM Press published the book Damanhur: Temples of Humankind (Amazon US and UK) last year about these 'sacred temples' in Italy, "whose stunning murals, sculpture, mosaics, and stained glass draw from all sacred traditions to celebrate universal spirituality."

Weekend Roundup 24-11-2007

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

Enjoy!

News Briefs 23-11-2007

Other things to attend to today, so forgive the brevity of the news. The quality makes up for the quantity.

  • See, all you need is a good catchphrase to make it big. Hollywood chases 'Surfer Dude' and his Theory of Everything. From now on, call me Ugly Bastard, and my Website of Wackiness. Hmm, that might not work so well.
  • November 22nd, 1963: A magic bullet, a grassy knoll, an enduring mystery.
  • Shirley Maclaine talks UFOs with Bill O'Reilly. BillO breaks into a cold sweat whenever anyone mentions aliens and America in the same sentence...
  • Paul Kimball of Redstar Films announces his next UFO documentary project.
  • Son of Rosetta: what was the object trailing the Rosetta spacecraft as it swung by the Earth? Shhh, nobody let Courtney Brown know about this.
  • The untold story of the Apollo Moon disc.
  • We will, we will, teach you. Queen guitarist Brian May becomes a University Chancellor. University of Hobbiton, judging by the photograph.
  • Harvard physicist plays magician with the speed of light.
  • Inside the home of legendary magician Teller. He plays magician *at* the speed of light.
  • Long Man of Wilmington gets a sex change. The Cerne Abbas giant may have been a bit more of a challenge...
  • Ancient Egypt's fantastic and weird history.
  • Digging Biblical history, at the designated apocalyptic battleground.
  • Brazilian psychic (mentioned in yesterday's news) may be on the right track, with minor earthquake shaking Indonesia.

Thanks Kat and Rick.

Quote of the Day:

Those who have the fullest acquaintance with the phenomena admit that in good mediums there is a residuum of knowledge displayed that can only be called supernormal; the medium taps some source of information not open to ordinary people.

William James

Radio 23-11-2007

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

Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week William Henry talks to James Barrett about the Shroud of Turin, based on knowledge of early Christianity. Afterwards, Linda Howe interviews a close encounter witness with a message for our future.

Coast to Coast AM: Friday is open lines. Early show Saturday "Art Bell- Somewhere in Time" returns to 4/12/00 for a discussion on End Times and prophecy with Kathleen Keating. Afterward, author and adventurer Robert Young Pelton will discuss his experiences in Iraq with private military contractors as well as the controversy swirling around Blackwater. Sunday's guest is hypnotherapist Barbara Lamb discussing taking her subjects beyond their conscious recollections to explore numerous cases of alien abduction.

More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. You can listen to C2C live, or to recent archived shows, at CJOB.com. Dreamland is freely available at their website, and also now offers a podcast of the most recent show.

Metaphysia

Following in the footsteps of documentary movies such as Zeitgeist and What the Bleep, the upcoming Metaphysia looks at the changes happening around us, and the 'new' metaphysical philosophies which seek to explain what is going on...

Metaphysia documents the story of Writer/Director Sean M. Fisher's journey into the metaphysical subcultures of the United States. His journey is motivated by very serious life questions, when he wakes one morning to realize that the world he once took for granted is not at all as it once seemed. He begins to ask questions which probe the very depths of our New Century predicament: a world caught in the midst of unprecedented development, filled with extreme experiences and dire circumstances. These questions drive him beyond the borders of convention into the realm of Metaphysia, the mysteriously arising culture of all things alternative and metaphysical, as he seeks for fresh answers.

The website has more details, and also has a lengthy teaser trailer for the movie.

News Briefs 22-11-2007

1000 votes for TDG in the 2007 Zorgy Awards...thanks for all your support!

Thanks Kat and Rick.

Quote of the Day:

Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.

Arnold Toynbee

Kate Mosse and Rennes le Chateau

Radio Rennessence have scored a real exclusive, managing to gain an interview with bestselling author Kate Mosse - "the female Dan Brown" (or perhaps Dan Brown is the "male Kate Mosse"!) - in their latest podcast:

The author of the international best seller 'Labyrinth', is a respected researcher who brought a refreshingly new atmosphere to medieval and modern Catharism. Like 'Labyrinth', her new book 'Sepulchre', is set in her adopted home region of the Languedoc. Only this time Mosse's novel has been greatly inspired by the Rennes-le-Château storyline, and especially Abbé Antoine Gélis' murder. Has Mosse concealed a revelation in her latest work of fiction? Rennessence sets out to uncover the truth...

Also worth mentioning is that Rennessence team member Corjan de Raaf has also completely overhauled the indispensable Rennes-le-Château Research and Resource website. Corjan notes the new website has "tons of new content and photos...It's much more user friendly and accessible than it was, items are linked and better navigable [and] all info has been updated with the very latest insights and discoveries." As he says, "I don't think you'll find a more complete inventory of everything Rennes-le-Château."

News Briefs 21-11-2007

Save the cheerleader, save the whales.

Quote of the Day:

How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in Heaven.

Robert A. Heinlein