The Dose: Think of it as your daily medicine--but with dead bodies.
My name is Brandy Schillace. I am a medical humanist literary scholar and writer of Gothic fiction, meaning I spend most of my time in the mist-shrouded alleyways between medical history and literature. I am the author of the Daily Dose (a blog dedicated to weird history and the lesser known side of medical history). Today's feature includes the traveling remains of Charles Byrne, the Irish Giant denied a proper burial in the 18th century (http://bschillace.wordpress.com/2013/01/...).
The mission of the Dose is to honor, support, and share perspectives about medicine and humanities across cultures and disciplines. It is an increasingly inter-disciplinary world, and we are happy to promote those who–as academics, physicians, alt-acs, independent scholars, authors, and just plain curious and intrepid souls–add to our shared knowledge of medicine, literature, and the search for what it means to be human. If you have a health and humanities story to share (or perhaps a little bit of weird medicine), please get in touch!
By far the most intelligent and insightful video about what is actually going on with Sandy Hook. The narrator counsels above all that people remain calm and not "take the bait."
A Netherlands scientist figures out a way to get water to reveal its structure visually at room temperature then discovers how "imprintable" it is. His students each brought their own "signature" to water when they handled it, and submerging flowers in water made distinctive patterns depending on the flower.
Water is taken for granted. It is actually an underpinning to our reality. Neglecting water is a huge mistake for a civilization to make.
An updated page for this very compelling site.
"The most comprehensive collection of technical drawings and detailed descriptions of how some types of UFOs work are to be found in the "Andreasson Affair" books (see bibliography page). The extra drawings and descriptions by Betty Andreasson (now Betty Luca) published by her recently have, I feel, especially helped this new branch of research into how these flying craft actually might work, and how they might be replicated in the future.
For those who have seen this webpage before on this website you will notice many new facets in this latest theoretical study of how these particular craft work, there will no doubt be even more discoveries to come as time progresses."
"I believe now that at the heart of the Andreasson type UFO use is made of very powerful magnetic fields, generated by the craft to expand outward into the air surrounding these flying discs, to alternately energise and store a vast amount of electrical energy in one magnetic field, and then to force that vast store of energy back into the center of the craft, by collapsing that field, and with another magnetic field transverse to it, to densify and redirect that vast store of electrical energy out and down through the craft's center - to transform that electrical energy into a propulsive force of great velocity and power.
That both magnetic fields are alternately generated and then collapsed, and that they oppose each other, ensures a continual movement and excitation of electrical energy - and consequently a very visible generation of high energy photons around them. Hence, when these craft are energising their electric fields colored light and white light are given off as the sea of electrons changes in speed and direction."
Youtube is rife with home made videos supposedly showing gang stalking that have clearly been put together by people with paranoid disorders, but the phenomenon of organized group stalking is actually very real. The interesting thing about stalking is that it is often performed by out of work members of weird cults, and as the narrator of this video points out gang stalking was first perfected by the Ku Klux Klan.
The questions are numerous. At the end of this video there is a plug for the book "Terrorist Stalking in America" (now titled "Cause Stalking") which goes into this in depth. What really fascinates me about this is that there is plenty of evidence that such organized stalking is not just being carried out by political groups intent on intimidating and harassing liberal political activists for instance. There is something else going on that may give insight into the proliferation of psychologically disturbed cults world wide which may be tied in to the insecure lives many people find themselves facing these days as economies implode and no one's job is very secure, and the culture changes too fast for many to absorb. In times of powerlessness people seek ways to get power even it is artificial and pointless, and they seek the security of the tribe.
"The reasons why a person is initially targeted can vary. Sometimes the person may be a political activist. Others may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Corporations apparently have even been known to hire these stalking groups to silence people who were once in their employ. These stalking gangs may be lied to about the target, thinking that perhaps the person is a deviant who needs to be driven out of town. The reasons are only limited to the imagination. In some cases, according to David Lawson, author of Terrorist Stalking in America, the person has done nothing wrong but is simply used as a practice target or as an example to others in the group to show what can happen to them if they anger the group in some way. This serves to keep the members of these stalking groups tied to the group through intense fear of becoming a target. It is such a terrifying prospect because the gang members are intimately aware that the lives of the targets are utterly destroyed."
"Additionally, there are the reasons that the stalkers themselves engage in the activity, which have little or nothing to do with why the person may have been targeted in the first place. It is conceivable that the participants in the harassment don't even know why the person has been targeted, nor would most of these individuals have any personal stake in harassing the victim. But certain things are clear - this is an both an addictive behavior as well as a form of entertainment for the stalkers. From the expressions on the faces of some of the perpetrators who come face-to-face with their targets, there is a vicious kind of pleasure that they derive from bullying their victim. Clearly they like the feeling of being "in control"."
Of course, you could drill down to another level and blame a lot of this on the rogue elements of law enforcement and intelligence agencies which have been so carte blanched after 911 and The Patriot Act. Infiltrating and enabling stalking cults would be a wonderful way for the Feds to employ "cut outs" to hide their tracks. They do it all the time as is best exemplified by the FBI infiltrating vague groups of disenchanted people and then supplying them with explosives and encouragement to commit some act of terrorism, so the idea that the same law enforcement agencies would do the same with stalking cults is not at all far fetched, but they couldn't get away with that if there weren't already a lot of raw material to work with out there, and there appears to be a lot of it. There are now 50 or so million people out there on food stamps, pissed off, and with nothing to do but get into trouble.
And yes, this may have a bearing on the Sandy Hook event.
Last weekend I posted a review of The Other Side of Truth: Paul Kimball's first incursion as an author, in which the Canadian raconteur offers his personal speculations about those things we call 'the Paranormal.'
Overall, I highly recommend this book as a valuable addition to any Fortean's library.
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Tim Beckley wrote and directed "The Sandy Hook Lingerie Party Massacre" in 2001 the year of its release.
He was also an actor in a later film called "Inside the Church of Satan"
Trailer for "Inside the Church of Satan."
Scott Getzinger, the property manager of The Dark Knight Rises who probably inserted the Sandy Hook reference into the film last year, lived in Newtown, CT near Sandy Hook also. He was killed in an automobile accident 2 weeks ago.
Clearly there is more than a hint that the community of Newtown and Sandy Hook contained an active group of formal satanists who were dedicated to public ritual and the insertion of references into public media. Given the bizarre affectless performances of some of the "grieving" parents and the many references to MK Ultra type programming during the memorial services. There is ample cause for law enforcement to be investigating the relationship between the local group of satanists and the Sandy Hook massacre. It will be interesting to see if there is any follow up to this at all. Any decent detective would be cluing in on this stuff.
SANDY HOOK - DYLAN HOCKLEY - BUTTERFLY, WIZARD OF OZ, PURPLE
The symbolic components of mass public rituals like Sandy Hook are easier to understand if you have knowledge of their precedents which have been deciphered in great detail already. The 911 false flag operation was loaded with occult symbols and "operators." Eventually Sandy Hook will be deciphered as thoroughly.
The Most Dangerous Book in the World: 9/11 as Mass Ritual
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5.0 out of 5 stars Decoding Reality October 24, 2012
By Carol Liane Brouillet
By now the official conspiracy theory has been discredited; even the heads of the 9/11 Commission acknowledge its inadequacy and how frustrated they were by the repeated misstatements (lies) by Pentagon and Federal Aviation Administration officials. The failure of the commission to identify those most responsible for the crime requires us to develop a deeper understanding of what happened if we are to avoid an even greater tragedy in the future.
S. K. Bain has bravely ventured into the shadows of black magic, the occult, the language of symbols, mind control, psychological warfare, and special operations that played a role in concocting the narrative that is deeply embedded in contemporary thought and history. He has done so with remarkable humor, wit, rationality and attention to detail. One could project meanings and symbols onto any and every event and subsequently dismiss them as synchronicity, coincidence, or paranoia, but what S. K. Bain has identified is hard to ignore. His book is likely to instill an avid curiosity about the images, symbols and dates that barrage us continually through the mass media. Understanding the code is perhaps our first line of defense against the assaults upon our minds.
Anyone with an innate desire to understand themselves and the world will find a veritable feast in Bain's discoveries. Mind-baffling outrageous crimes have a certain logic, language, and dark humor that repeats itself again and again. If you aren't familiar with Aleister Crowley, you will learn how his writings and philosophy have been embraced and disseminated widely by those who believe that a select few should rule over the masses; Bain spells out how the 9/11 events are an "Ode to Aleister Crowley." Bain's work is a virtual Rosetta Stone, a key to decoding the images and signals that constantly bombard us. Bain modestly acknowledges that he is simply compiling the insights of other writers, thinkers, and researchers who have penetrated the matter in depth.
Bain lays out the occult significance of many of the details of 9/11 in such a way that it becomes obvious that it was orchestrated to terrorize people, while the engineers and architects of the event ended up laughing at those who fell for it. He shows how they have flaunted their power through their control over the media and the official narrative.
Daniel Lerner, author of Psychological Warfare Against Nazi Germany, states, "Before you can make a man do as you say, you must make him believe what you say." While verifying Bain's research, I stumbled across the Vigilant Citizen website [...], which proclaims: "Symbols Rule the World, Not Words Nor Laws."
Places and dates have great meaning in the cultural realm and are amplified by the electronic media, connecting the entire planet via the global news networks. 9/11 was not merely reported in London, Madrid, Bali and India; it was echoed in subsequent "terror attacks."
The second half of Bain's work follows the logic behind 9/11, as well as behind the "terror attacks" of 7/7, into a more speculative realm, the next mega-9/11 ritual, which he fears is scheduled to happen on 12/25/2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.
S. K. Bain writes ironically as he lays out the plot, the details, and the numerological references, symbols, and players in the upcoming drama, including the globally televised prelude at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London leading up to "Black Christmas." Here is an excerpt from the foreword, which is written as if in hindsight:
"If only we had been able to use the occult script from 9/11 to decode their plans sooner, in advance... maybe, just maybe, this might have allowed us to stop their next act of false flag terror. If only..." The nightmare scenario that he lays out, an "unimaginably horrific assault" upon the city of Phoenix and other targets, becomes an immediate justification for martial law and a global religious war.
The first casualty of war is truth. At the core of Sun Tzu's Art of War is the acknowledgement, "All warfare is based on deception." The truth about false flag operations, ritual murders, and other violent acts always threatens the criminals responsible for them--but silence and consent serve to enhance the criminals' aura of immunity and invincibility. Bain offers us tools to increase our own knowledge and power. He invites us to share his quest, to bear the responsibility of reining in those who seem intent upon murder, deception, terror, and war.
To divide, conquer, terrorize, trick, and deceive is emblematic of evil intent. Bain's work gives us the means to lift the veil and see behind the curtain, to reclaim words and symbols that have been corrupted by those committed to controlling every aspect of human life. The book is an invitation to remember what we know, to unite our rational, emotional and spiritual selves, to find courage within, community with others, and to resist and thwart looming rituals upon the horizon. The book should not be read in isolation, but instead shared and discussed as widely as possible.
Peter Levenda warns readers in the prologue that the book will lead us away from the consensus reality, the shared reality of the dominant culture, the state, the church, and the corporate world. Despite their failures to protect us on many fronts, these institutions are familiar. People have adapted to living within their realms, and they accept pervasive symbols at face value. Our shared cultural metaphors and stories have shaped our lives; discovering new meanings to historical events and revered symbols can be profoundly disturbing. Having warned us of the challenges inherent in looking beyond the veil of consensus reality, Levenda tells us in the prologue to Part II that "This has nothing to do with Mayan prophecy or Biblical millennialism, which are only window -dressing for the actual event. It has everything to do with political events as mega-rituals, and with the conscious application of ritual technology to the manipulation of mass psychology... This is not a book for the nervous."
The book's cover is daunting; it is written for courageous souls who seek to discover "what is real" and who can find strength and energy in knowledge despite the challenges and responsibilities that understanding imposes"
I’ve been reading Oliver Sacks’ recent book, Hallucinations, and it is jaw-dropping to learn what incredible sights and sounds (not to mention touch and smell) the human brain (or is it mind?) can conjure up.
In 2010, I suffered a mild stroke, and was rushed to hospital. While I was there I began to notice something weird happening with the walls. I would look at a light-coloured, plain surface and watch in fascination as a beautiful and complex reddish-brown arabesque design would softly emerge as if out it until it was as clear and strong as a printed wallpaper pattern. I figured the design originated from the architecture of the blood capillaries in my eyes, but had become somehow greatly embellished into this marvellous arabesque. (There’s more of an artist in me than I realised!) What really got me was that the pattern was not simply projected generally in front of my eyes but appeared stuck precisely on the surface I was looking at and nowhere else, so its distance away from me seemed to vary with how far I happened to be from the wall or cupboard door I was staring at. When I looked away, it disappeared. This hallucinatory phenomenon occurred for over two days when I looked for it. On one occasion, I peered out of the hospital ward’s window at the tarmac-surfaced pavement three storeys below. Sure enough, the red-brown arabesque patterning emerged on the tarmac, contained within the path’s edges.
Another visual phenomenon that appeared over the same period of time was truly bizarre. When I closed my eyes I could somehow (don’t ask me how) focus inwardly on my veins – I assume eye capillaries – and observe blood sluicing through them exactly as if I was looking through a microscope. I was amazed at how fast blood moves around the body. There were tangles of these fine capillaries with blood rushing around within them like traffic at a busy and complex highway interchange. The imagery was vivid, full-colour, and in extreme high definition. Now, hallucinations are supposed to be pseudo-perceptions, sensory perceptions of things that are not really there, but I have absolutely no doubt that what I was watching was actual activity within my body. Of course, I would have enjoyed all these effects – patterns and microscopic vision – a lot more were I not concerned that I might have a major stroke at any moment and drop dead!
Way back in the 1980s, I experienced a more dramatic hallucinatory episode. It was at a bad time in my personal life and friends had come to visit me in my Welsh cottage to help me through it, and they thoughtfully brought large amounts of dope, cannabis, with them. Late in the evening, I lay down on the floor near the open fireplace. The log fire had burned down into bright embers and I stared into their comforting and warming glow. As I gazed at a coruscation of gleaming points of firelight along the edge of one ember, I was suddenly presented with a gold-orange landscape spread out before me. Now, please understand me: we all readily see faces, castles and other forms in glowing embers, but this was something markedly different. As I looked, I saw trees and fields and a country lane. A cottage stood alongside the lane; I saw its door open and an elderly man come out and walk to the garden gate, open it, and start walking up the lane. Apart from the fact that the scene was in reds, oranges, yellows and golds, it was clear and distinct in the most minute, precise detail. It was like a miniature 3D movie, and it was becoming more intensely “real” all the time. Realising I was pretty high, I pulled away from the fireplace and went up to my bedroom where I sprawled on the bed. I lay there and heard the rain falling against the window pane, a sound that transformed into the flawless rendition of singing angelic voices. My entire sensory apparatus was in freeform, and I drifted off into sleep to the sound of a heavenly choir.
Well before this episode I’d become acutely aware that the human mind-brain could mould perceptions in any way it liked. This epiphany had dawned on me almost twenty years previously, when, during an LSD session, someone had brought out a handkerchief which I immediately saw as a dead dove. The person was holding it by the corner and I saw in totally accurate and convincing detail, down to its feathers, the bird being held by its beak. Somehow, the creative elements of my visual faculty had transformed the already suggestive folds of the handkerchief. I understood from that point on that perception is a moveable feast.
But what does this mean? Can we really know the real? As Sacks points out in passing, our perception of normal everyday reality is a hugely complex affair. Many processes have to be brought seamlessly together from various parts of the brain to give us a stable view of the world (a view that is heavily moderated by the worldview of the culture we are in). All the time, every single moment of perception, except in dreams and hallucinations when our sensory faculties are let off the leash. The same brain processes within the darkness of our skulls that are used to create our view of consensus reality are involved in the creation of dreams (especially lucid dreams) and, more so, hallucinations. Let’s take one step further: could our consensus reality be our culture’s shared hallucination?
Some philosophers have suggested that culture could be seen as a hallucination, and at a basic level, physicists now debate whether or not matter is linked to and affected by consciousness in some mysterious way – the “observer effect” for instance – and there are various scientific notions flying around that question the nature and status of matter and our perception of it. Much earlier, the poet Coleridge said: “For all we see, hear, feel and touch, the substance is and must be in ourselves”. We have the modern movie myth of the Matrix, in which the protagonists are entrapped in a virtual reality – even the Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom reckons there is a twenty-percent chance that we are in a computerised world created by other entities, perhaps post-humans living in the future.
A number of anthropologists have reported witnessing things when in the field with other societies that would be considered impossible psi phenomena in their home, western cultures. A particularly famous (or infamous) encounter with other worldview reality involved anthropologist Edith Turner, the widow of the eminent anthropologist Victor Turner and editor of the academic journal, Anthropology and Humanism. In 1985, she was invited by the Ndembu people of Zambia to participate in a healing ritual under the leadership of a tribal healer known as Singleton. At the climax of the somewhat dramatic ritual, Singleton’s patient was healed – suddenly, with an entranced expression on her face, she raised her arm. “I saw with my own eyes a giant thing emerging out of the flesh of her back,” Turner reported. “It was a large gray blob about six inches across, opaque and something between solid and smoke. The gray thing was actually out there, visible, and you could see Singleton’s hands working and scrabbling on the [patient’s] back.” The spirit causing the woman’s illness had been exorcised. “It was a small experience, but one which demanded a reorganization of the way I did anthropology,” Turner later wrote.
Are psi phenomena glitches in the otherwise convincing illusion of our westernised culture’s understanding of consensus reality? Blips in the picture, so to speak? In daylight and perfect health, without any form of intoxication, I have seen two apparitions close up, in absolute three-dimensional detail. Were they hallucinations, in the sense of being pseudo-perceptions? I don’t think so. In one of them, someone with me saw the apparition as well. The fact is that many people, a large minority, in our culture have experienced at least one psi event in their lives – be it telepathy, precognition, seeing a ghost, or suchlike – yet because of the power of the hallucination we are embedded within they tend to push it to the back of their minds, telling only a few friends at best, knowing they will not be believed, and even ridiculed, by mainstream society. It is why parapsychology has such a struggle to be accepted by “serious” science, and why it is so poorly resourced.
Reading Sack’s book, I couldn’t help but feel that with the way things are seemingly going in the world right now, maybe it is time for a change in our hallucination.
Daily Grail Publishing has published two books by Paul Devereux, The Long Trip: A Prehistory of Psychedelia and Lucid Dreaming: Accessing Your Inner Virtual Realities (with Charla Devereux). He is currently rewriting his early classic book, Places of Power, for Daily Grail Publishing. His author page on Amazon is at https://www.amazon.com/author/devereux-books and his website is www.pauldevereux.co.uk.
1. My formal review of this book is slated to appear on the Reality Sandwich website: http://www.realitysandwich.com/reality_sandwich_reviews_home
3. Turner, E. (1994), “A Visible Spirit Form in Zambia”, in Being Changed, David E. Young and Jean-Guy Goulet (eds.). Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press.
4. Kensinger, K. (1973), “Banisteriopsis Usage among the Peruvian Cashinahua”, in Hallucinogens and Shamanism, Michael J. Harner (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
5. Over several years now, I’ve recounted numerous such examples in various lectures and writings. For example: “The Moveable Feast”, in Mind Before Matter (eds. Pfeiffer, Mack and Devereux), O Books, 2007. ISBN 978-1-84694-057-6.