An archaeological trip around the world today – please return your seats to the upright position when finished and remember your personal belongings before disembarking.
- Robert Bauval talks about the archaeological evidence for a star cult before the Pyramid Texts. Also on the Talisman board he mentions some changes to the book for the paperback edition.
- Egyptian archaeologists may have found the largest statue of Ramses II yet. And that’s saying something, the grand old pharaoh wasn’t afraid to be accused of megalomania.
- A young scholar attempts to decode the megaliths of Malta.
- Robert Ballard says his Black Sea expedition has failed to find a ‘smoking gun’ for the ‘Great Flood’.
- Are archaeologists being recruited to rewrite Indian history on behalf of Hindu hard-liners?
- The fight to save Islam’s earliest mosques.
- Two new Inca observatories found in Central Peru.
- Ancient Chinese city being swallowed by sand dunes.
- Hi-tech vet tool may be used to clean stone circle.
- NASA wish-list for its ‘Search for Origins‘ program has been unveiled.
- The Sun dims in strange ways. Not to mention that less sunlight is reaching us.
- Why not take a trip to Mars, virtually.
- Cassini captures Saturn throwing a shadow over its famous rings.
- Jesus and Mary Magdalene – the sacred marriage in Gnosticism.
- Argentinian archbishop addresses alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary.
- Will the latest investigation into Princess Diana’s death really bring speculation to an end?
- Hail the Goddess! Woman complains of being plagued by stones falling from the sky.
- ‘Champ’ is back in the news, after vacationers at Lake Champlain see a seagull fall prey to snake-like creature.
- Tiger roams New York suburb.
- EMF explanation for ghosts.
- Nepalese boy stops crying stones, and makes the change to thorns.
- Strange cloud baffles residents.
- Audio from an NPR broadcast discussing why eels are disappearing worldwide.
- Dietary neuro-toxin linked to Alzheimer’s Disease.
- Scientists turn blood into chocolate and yoghurt. Somehow I can’t see those products flying off the shelf.
- Animated computer face helps deaf chat on phone.
Quote of the Day:
Of course, shamans also do other things besides making journeys to nonordinary reality. Some of these things may be thought to be rather strange to most people in our culture, such as talking with plants, animals, and all of nature. It sounds neurotic or deranged, of course, from the perspective of much of Western psychology. Nevertheless, our ancestors did it and managed to survive for 3 million years, whereas in the “civilized” countries of the world today, where people don’t talk with the planet and its inhabitants, we are faced with the possibility of nuclear destruction and ecological catastrophe. From these facts we may draw our own conclusions about which cultural assumptions are the saner.