Be the bear & wolf, make an unlikely friendship.
- Amazonian medicine documentary The Sacred Science is free to watch online.
- Skeptiko: Dr John Searle on consciousness research & the science bullies.
- Why the Hard Problem of Consciousness isn't going away anytime soon.
- DMT might mediate between our consciousness & other realities.
- Very cool tribute to Betty & Barney Hill at the location of their alien abduction.
- Three former USAF officers speak out about UFOs & nukes.
- Tom Waits would sing a song for this beer brewed with moon dust.
- A glass scarab in Tutankhamun's brooch is evidence of an ancient comet strike.
- Previously on TDG, Tut's Alien Glass, a documentary investigating the mystery.
- Structure at Machu Picchu has precise astronomical alignments.
- Is a 600-year-old map proof Chinese discovered America? (Amazon US/UK)
- The New World was old news to the ancient
aliensGreeks, Romans, Phoenicians, Vikings... & the locals who already called it home.
- Grab your fedora & explore lost cities with the people who rediscovered them.
- What did India contribute to modern mathematics? Nothing.
- Steeped in mysticism, the passion of Pakistani Sufis infuriates the Taliban.
- Photographer captures an unlikely friendship between a bear & a wolf.
Quote of the Day:
“Saying of the Mulla Nasrudin. If I survive this life without dying, I'll be surprised.
~ Idries Shah, The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin.
In the above clip, one of many pieces of extra interview material from the documentary DMT: The Spirit Molecule that are available via the DMTRMX project, Dr. Rick Strassman discusses how his book was received negatively in some parts of the UFO/alien research community, and his rebuttal to their criticism:
One of the criticisms that my book has received from the UFO community, or the alien abduction/contact community, is that I'm just saying it's a drug, or it's just their imagination. But I think on the contrary, that this provides an explanatory model... One of the qualities of both a high-dose of DMT and the entity contact experience is its profound reality. People who have been abducted or contacted, or people under a high dose of DMT, they repeatedly and uniformly say the experience is more real than real...it's the most real that's ever happened to them, that this reality just seems like a dream compared to the pure solidity and convincing nature of what happens under a high dose of DMT. And that's similar to what you'll hear from people that have had a spontaneous contact experience.
If you read the religious literature from thousands of years ago, or even the more recent past - people who have had contact with spiritual beings, non-corporeal beings, for lack of a better word... Those experiences are the most real and shattering and revelatory of their entire lives as well.
I think rather than just discounting the phenomenon as hallucinatory or imaginary, I think it's maybe more useful to look at a mechanism of action. If it is real, then how does it work. And I think using DMT as an explanatory model, as a kind of a mediator between our consciousness and the consciousness of a non-corporeal kind of reality, it's handy and makes sense. And it can be tested.
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- Scientist who mapped the human genome says we will be able to print alien life on Mars.
- Who owns the Moon?
- An album of images of an ancient Bronze Age sundial.
- This ain't Indiana Jones's type of archaeology: tombs of the Pharaohs explored with robotic snakes.
- Extinct tree grows anew from ancient jar of seeds unearthed by archaeologists.
- A human brain preserved for 4000 years after being boiled in its own skull. Alas, no human grew anew from it.
- The statistics behind ghostly visions.
- 'Demons' invade Namibian school.
- Thomas Edison's talking dolls sound like they're possessed by Satan.
- Man spontaneously combusts…and survives.
- The dumbest explanation yet for the near-death experience.
- Skeptics like James Randi are a necessary evil. If only there was some sort of article rebutting the silliness about the usefulness of the million dollar challenge…
- The latest season of the Binnall of America podcast (Season 8!) opens up with the legendary Jim Marrs discussing his new book Our Occulted History.
- Shades of Westall, 1966. UFO crashes into British school playground.
- Neuro-enhancement in the military: far-fetched or an inevitable future?
- Researchers at a US lab have passed a crucial milestone on the way to their ultimate goal of achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion.
- Giant channels as tall as the Eiffel Tower discovered beneath Antarctic ice shelf.
- Taking the drug that is inspiring musicians everywhere.
- Beach-goers in Spain discover 30-foot giant squid.
- Earth is an Alien planet: meet the bizarre lizard that bleeds green poison that can kill you.
- Over 100 long-lost Doctor Who episodes found by dedicated fans - in Ethiopia.
- Images of the Day: Faces of fear at Canadian 'haunted house'.
Quote of the Day:
You know the person who had the greatest positive impact on the environment of this planet? Genghis Khan, because he massacred 40 million people.
An extremely well-crafted 'candid camera' prank, intended to promote the upcoming Carrie remake. I honestly don't know how I myself would've reacted, but knowing my state of slumber before my first Java fix, there's a chance I would have barely noticed anything.
No hipsters were harmed during the filming of this clip.
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Reality is subjective. (YMMV)
- The Wikipedia battle for Rupert Sheldrake’s biography.
- Rupert Sheldrake: Wikipedia under threat.
- Jewel at the heart
of the lotusof quantum physics: Physicists have discovered a jewel-shaped geometric object that challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental constituents of nature.
- Maybe space-time is just an illusion. How to feel about space and time maybe not existing.
- A digital copy of the universe, encrypted.
- Your genome is a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
- Exaptation: evolution as opportunist.
- The Alien-Life Summit: The 1961 conference where brilliant scientists came together to
discuss the search for ETs.
- Neural stem cells pulled from rat's brain using magnet.
- Mice get replacement glands, grown from scratch.
- Krill, the creatures at the centre of the Antarctic food web, are showing acidification damage.
- The health of our oceans is ‘spiralling downward’, and still we act like nothing is the matter. Without drastic action, the damage will be catastrophic.
- US is now world's top oil and gas producer.
- Fracking in the US generated 280 billion gallons of toxic waste water last year.
- The bonehead mistake that brought down an online drug-dealing empire.
- Newly-discovered 'Nazi Bride School' curriculum includes lesson on how to be 'Sustainers of the Race'.
- Charles Koch, Gary North, Libertarianism & Holocaust Denial.
- The theology of government shutdown: Christian Dominionism.
- Ted Cruz's father and 'The End-Time Transfer of Wealth'.
- 'Prophet' Rick Joyner calls for military coup to oust President Obama. 'Our only hope is a military takeover - martial law.'
- Pope Francis calls for church to shun worldliness.
- The daily routines of history's most creative minds: Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants.
- Prism and Tempora: Chris Huhne says the cabinet and National Security Council were told nothing of the surveillance state's excesses.
- The Guardian wants to take its aggressive investigations global, but money is running out.
- Meet the Croppies: Who are the true believers in crop circles? And might they be on to something?
Quote of the Day:
The original and defining text of Reconstructionism is Institutes of Biblical Law, published in 1973 by Rousas John Rushdoony -- an 800-page explanation of the Ten Commandments, the Biblical 'case law' that derives from them, and their application today. "The only true order," writes Rushdoony, "is founded on Biblical Law.
All law is religious in nature, and every non-Biblical law-order represents an anti-Christian religion." In brief, he continues, "Every law-order is a state of war against the enemies of that order, and all law is a form of warfare."
Gary North, Rushdoony's son-in-law, wrote an appendix to Institutes on the subject of 'Christian economics.'
A summary of all the stories and news briefs posted on The Daily Grail over the past week - check 'em out if you missed any:
- News Briefs 30-09-2013 (Monday)
- The Origins of Santo Daime Theories of Healing
- News Briefs 01-10-2013 (Tuesday)
- The Ayahuasca Experience
- Bigfoot Caught on Film! (Yes, Again...)
- News Briefs 03-10-2013 (Thursday)
- The Simpsons Treehouse Horror: All Hell(boy) Breaks Loose!
- News Briefs 04-10-2013 (Friday)
Have a good weekend!
“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate...”
- Deadly trio threatens world’s oceans.
- Four futures.
- The volcanoes of Mars.
- Cloudy with a chance of styrofoam.
- The mystery of every breath you take…
- If alien overlords ever invade, don’t call Russia.
- A black hole in need of shaving.
- A snug and cozy baby star.
- Step into the Higgsogenesis.
- The science of knocking wood and reversing bad luck.
- Printable computers.
- Traffic fumes’ impact bee’s foraging ability.
- Stopping to smell the Middle Triassic roses and nano-flowers.
- Newfound metal changes shape.
- Replica of Tut’s tomb sets up future archaeologists for epic fail.
- Hoax published in numerous open access journals.
- Study in conspiracy theorist personalities proves they were watching…
- Redefining eye-teeth.
- Rendering the elegance of pi.
- When bank robbers discovered the interwebs.
- Unraveling the hormones of jetlag.
- 260 million facet sand castle.
- Enter Shatner’s Microworld.
- This week’s proof of the looming robo-pocalypse… Self-assembling ‘bot 101 and Wildcat.
Wishing RPJ and everyone else celebrating their terrestrial years atop the globe the happiest of days and years ahead!
Quote of the Day:
“To understand yourself is the beginning of wisdom.”
Getting ready for Halloween, boils & ghouls? Well, The Simpsons sure are. And for this year's traditional Treehouse Horror special, they invited none other than Monster Master Guillermo Del Toro to direct the show's intro.
And boy did he deliver!
The sequence is a homage rendition of many of the Mexican filmmaker influences --there's Hitchcock, sitting on a bench next to Mrs. Krabappel-- along with many of his own creations including his very 1st movie, Cronos.
"Treehouse of Horror XXIV" airs this coming Sunday.
Today marks my 40th spin around the sun.
...So… when is this 'maturity' thing I've been hearing about supposed to kick in?
- Perhaps Loren Coleman was thinking about me, when he wrote about Peter Pan, Grave-robbing & Lost Boys --BTW has anyone seen my shadow?
- Speaking about grown men acting as children, grab the popcorn for the latest installment in the Roswellian drama: the case of the alien photos you will NEVER see.
- One of my favorite UFO cases: the landing of giant humanoids in the Russian city of Voronezh.
- Iran vs the Flying Saucers.
- The latest episode of The Gralien Report is a classic example of what happens if you stare into the Unknown long enough --eventually, the Unknown stares back...
- Was Mars's ancient climate changed by super-volcanoes? Our pal Alan Boyle details the controversy. BTW you should follow him on Twitter like I do.
- The question now becomes: where will it be safe to spend the next 40 years, with the IPCC forecasting more severe floodings in Mexico --and Canada.
- Right now there's a SyFy producer jizzing his pants, over the news of killer Asian giant hornets from China--Hornethquake!!
- Smoke 'em if you got 'em! John Constantine is coming to your TV screen.
- From OMNI Reboot: Bio-hacking the limits of human perception.
- What happens when you give a holy man LSD?
- The US government is shut down --and so is Silk Road.
- In the NSA / Snowden brouhaha, it's Cartman who gets the last laugh.
- Why mainstream Science still finds Bigfoot existence to be 'unlikely' --& Ketchum & pals don't help the case either!
- Woodsman claims to have snapped Sasquatch's derriere in Pennsylvania.
- Red Pill of the Day: Dinosaur Erotica. Because
LifePorn finds a way.
Thanks to Susan, Rick, Kat. And thanks to all of you guys, for making my life so fulfilling :)
Quote of the Day:
"It's not the year, honey. It's the mileage"
Every few years, we seem to get a 'Bigfoot proven' story. Here's the latest instalment:
Bigfoot has long been considered a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, but on Tuesday a team of researchers screened what they claim is conclusive evidence that the creature, also known as Sasquatch, exists.
During a news conference in Texas, the group of experts played several short clips that they described as ‘never before seen HD video’ of the supposed ape-like creature.
The footage consisted of very short, grainy and out-of-focus clips of various apparently human-like, hairy figures moving about in wooded areas in Kentucky.
...The exclusive footage came from a similar effort dubbed The Erickson Project, which was led by Adrian Erickson. That group said it captured the 'definitive video and DNA evidence from the elusive Sasquatch.'
During Tuesday's news conference, several clips were shown which the group claims is video evidence that proves Bigfoot is real.
It included footage captured in Kentucky in 2005 shows a female Sasquatch sleeping. An extended version of the video is expected to be released in a future documentary.
Colour me dubious that they got that close to a sleeping sasquatch and didn't return with any other hard evidence...
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