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.
Tired of that leftover turkey? How about some irony or pwnage for dessert?
- Top US engineer proposes piss-off-everybody car fuel solution.
- China condemns high-tech outsourcing -- by the Chinese space programme.
- Not so secret MI6 seeks budding James Bonds via Radio1.
- Bring on the nanobots, and we will live long and prosper. I suspect Spock would disagree.
- Conspiracies poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the federal government had warnings about 9/11 but decided to ignore them.
- Local 2 investigates secrecy surrounding unmanned aircraft's debut, and captures video of the UAV that will soon be capturing video of you.
- Cellphone tracking powers on request, secret warrants granted without probable cause.
- Like it or not, school-age children can and will be herded in like cattle for mandatory vaccinations, or parents will face fine and jail.
- Children to be tracked in school via radio chips sewn into their uniforms.
- On the take and loving it: Academic recipients of the US intelligence budget.
- When does a conspiracy theory stop being theoretical?
- Stunning temples secretly carved underground by 'paranormal' eccentric.
- Lost Roman port gives up buried fleet.
- Cosmologists claim astronomers may have accidentally nudged the universe closer to its death by observing dark energy.
- Spacewalking astronauts get ready for Columbus.
- Astronauts find signs of damage aboard ISS.
- Earth's Moon is a rare species.
- New light on early formation of Earth and Mars.
- Watching galaxies grow old gracefully.
- Does cosmic-defect theory explain the recently discovered cold spot in the universe?
- Geometry is all: A shape could describe the cosmos and all it contains. A semi-comprehensible explanation of Garrett Lisi's theory of everything.
- Our kaleidoscope Earth: just a trick of the light.
- Spiders spin a host of filaments with different mechanical properties.
- Wild gorillas have been seen using 'weapons' for the first time.
- Adorable baby bats, all snuggled in their binkies, are being raised at a rescue centre after a plague of poisonous ticks swept through their colony.
- Swimming in echelon formation: Another reason why infant dolphins need their mothers.
- Scientists urge study of threats to ocean health. Better ocean monitoring is vital.
- The ice men cometh.
- Update: The Calm After the Storms: Hurricane Season 2007.
- The missing grey cells that help to create an obsessive.
- Shopocalypse: "We are all buying, we are all dying, we are being consumed."
- What passes for compassion these days.
- The Buddhist Messiahs (pdf): The Magnificent Deeds of the Bodhisattvas, by Bob Thurman -- one of the thoughtful people in that Metaphysia trailer Greg mentioned recently.
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.
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."
A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...
- Brad Steiger discusses "Worlds Before Our Own" at UFO Digest. You can get the complete book from Amazon US and UK.
- Michael Prescott looks at an intriguing reincarnation case on his blog.
- Nick Redfern gets on the trail of the "Saucer Spooks".
- Jeff Wells says "America Ate My Brain" (Part One) at Rigorous Intuition.
- Anthony North investigates "Vampires and Sickness" at Beyond the Blog.
- Filer's Files #47 has the latest ufological news roundup.
- Regan Lee calls sexism in the Zorgy Awards Hall of Shame list.
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.
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.
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.
1000 votes for TDG in the 2007 Zorgy Awards...thanks for all your support!
- Following the trail of fudged statistics, bogus surveys and widespread self-deception behind homeopathic remedies.
- Conversely: in defence of homeopathy. Homeophobia?
- The irony is knee deep, as the Discovery Institute accuses PBS of bringing religion into the classroom with their documentary on Intelligent Design, Judgement Day.
- Stem cell breakthrough may end the controversy over embryonic stem cells. "Slip me some skin" may take on a completely new meaning.
- Are aliens among us (not the David Icke type)?
- Questioning Martian life.
- Does this 3D photograph show Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg?
- Psychopharmacology: the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. This could be bigger than Cats.
- Mexico has its own O'Hare UFO incident.
- Forget those Hollywood maps...this one takes you to the doorsteps of the fairy kingdom.
- A Brazilian psychic has warned a major earthquake will strike Indonesia next month.
- A prototype inflatable habitat NASA hopes to use on the moon is being tested in Antarctica.
- Big Bang...or Big Goof?
- Negotiations back on the table over the bust of Nefertiti.
- Romancing the Stone. The Rosetta Stone and the Rebirth of Ancient Egypt is available from Amazon US and UK).
- Family of forgers fooled art world with their ancient fakes.
- The secrets of rare maps and cartography.
- When is it the right time to eat your kids?
- Software creates gigantic holograms of the human body. I hope some areas are off limits, otherwise that ride could get nauseous...
- Did the NSA put a secret backdoor in new encryption standard?
- Nine absolutely insane weapons of war.
- And if that doesn't leave you wondering about the future of the human race, check out the Top Ten most viewed pages on Wikipedia and Conservapedia.
- What does a technological civilisation look like from space?
Thanks Kat and Rick.
Quote of the Day:
Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.
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."
Save the cheerleader, save the whales.
- Is Amazon's Kindle ebook the future of publishing? I prefer to read Darklore the old-fashioned way.
- Researchers claim a rise in global sea levels caused catastrophic flooding of the Black Sea 8000 years ago, kickstarting European agriculture.
- Geologists Walter Pitman and William Ryan argued this theory almost a decade ago in their book Noah's Flood (Amazon US or UK).
- A freelance dirt detective has unearthed stunning gold jewellery from a royal Anglo-Saxon burial site. Here's a photo of the loot.
- Archaeologists are convinced they have found the place of worship where Romans believed a she-wolf suckled Romulus and Remus.
- A new study suggests Maya rituals caused an ancient decline in big game such as jaguars.
- Over a hundred ancient jade artifacts in museums across southeast Asia have been traced back to Taiwan.
- Priceless Buddhist art in China's Dunhuang caves are threatened by expanding deserts.
- Archaeologists have found the fossilised remains of a human ancestor that lived about 2-million-years-ago near Wushan, the oldest ever found in China
- Tourists reportedly saw two Yeren, China's Bigfoot, in the Shennongjia Nature Reserve.
- About-dot-com's Stephen Wagner looks at evidence for lost civilisations in Brad Steiger's Worlds Before Our Own (Amazon US or UK).
- Is the Goatman of North America a shameless hoax or evidence of satyrs journeying to the New World with the Pilgrims?
- Wired presents Star Trek's 10 Cheesiest Classic Creatures. Tribbles didn't make the list, but I love the horned white gorilla.
- Scientists have found a fossilised claw that came from a 400-million-year-old 8-foot-long scorpion-like creature.
- A 12-ton Minke whale lost in the tributaries of Brazil's Amazon River has been found dead.
- Japan has detained five people since beginning fingerprint checks compulsory for all foreign visitors.
- Protesting against whale hunting is enough for Japanese police to issue a warrant for your arrest. The popularity of Heroes won't save the cheerleader.
- In Angola and Congo, hundreds of children suspected of witchcraft are abandoned or abused.
- An Italian animal rights group aims to stop the slaughter of thousands of black cats killed by superstitious nuffnuffs.
- This two-faced cat is lucky it wasn't born in Italy.
Quote of the Day:
How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in Heaven.