Still feel a tingle down your spine hearing the X-Files theme music? Then you'll be just as excited as I am to hear Agents Mulder & Scully might be returning to television in a new series. Special emphasis on might.
Deadline reports Fox TV executives Dana Walden & Gary Newman really, really, really want to bring The X-Files back... with Duchovny & Anderson reprising their iconic roles as Agents Mulder & Scully. Series creator Chris Carter admitted last year he had been in talks with Fox about a reboot. Gillian Anderson has said she's very keen to do a third movie. However, it all boils down to whether they can all coordinate their schedules to make it happen.
Will it be a reboot? Walden & Newman made it clear they want Duchovny & Anderson back as Agents Mulder & Scully. The actors themselves have said they want to revisit those damp, foggy British Columbian pine forests again. There's no possible way they would recast Mulder & Scully and start again, so consider this more of a revival. Is it possible we'll see all of our favourite FBI agents back on the television in 2016?
The truth is out there.
In recent years, memoirs by those returning from the dead with astonishing stories of an afterlife realm have appeared with regularity in bestseller lists, from neurosurgeon Eben Alexander's Proof of Heaven to child NDEr Colton Burpo's Heaven is for Real (which was also adapted for the screen). Some have been skeptical of these claims, and in one case it seems it would have been justified: Alex Malarkey, whose alleged NDE after an accident which paralysed him ten years ago at age 6 became the focus of a bestselling book by his father Kevin (The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven), has this week publicly recanted his testimony.
Please forgive the brevity, but because of my limitations I have to keep this short.
I did not die. I did not go to Heaven.
I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never read the Bible. People have profited from lies, and continue to. They should read the Bible, which is enough. The Bible is the only source of truth. Anything written by man cannot be infallible.
It is only through repentance of your sins and a belief in Jesus as the Son of God, who died for your sins (even though he committed none of his own) so that you can be forgiven may you learn of Heaven outside of what is written in the Bible…not by reading a work of man. I want the whole world to know that the Bible is sufficient. Those who market these materials must be called to repent and hold the Bible as enough.
With the subject matter and the sort of nominative determinism that writes headlines automatically, this news will surely turn up on major news outlets around the world very quickly, giving somewhat of a black eye to the field of NDE memoirs.
There are of course a number of factors at play here though - the mother and father are no longer married, the father appears to receive the income from the book, Alex Malarkey has special needs after the accident. Add to that the complicating factor of his obvious Christian faith - and the sometimes suspicious relationship between Christianity and claims of near-death experiencers - and we may not know the full story behind this. Suffice to say, however, that the testimony in the book will have to be ignored by any serious researchers of NDEs.
(And serious researchers and writers on this topic will be depressed to learn that Malarkey's statement that the book is made up has made it climb within the top 400 books on Amazon's bestseller list (at the time of writing). WTF humans, you can't find a better book on the topic?!
So this is the Future, and all we got… is this?
- Forget the flying DeLorean! Now you can buy a 3d-printed car --at an absurd price, though.
- Erik Davis' advice for you in 2015: Follow your Weird.
- Babylon's Got Talent: How ancient Mesopotamian songs sounded like.
- Metal ingots found in ancient shipwreck associated with the legend of Atlantis.
- The sea-level rise conundrum.
- The gap between our ancestors and Neanderthals keeps getting smaller and smaller.
- Strange creature with "inverted knees" spotted in Ohio.
- The entire Blue Book UFO files are now freely available --minus the ones which were never filed under Blue Book, of course…
- When Nick Redfern began his writing career, he was a complete Zero --and proud of it!
- Listen to Nick tell Greg Bishop how his computer got hacked last year due to a weird set of circumstances involving... Roswell.
- Is this the most beautiful library in the world?
- Is nothing sacred? Ray Bradbury's house was destroyed --to make space for a parking lot.
- Living with just half a brain.
- A cartoon guide to Chaos Magick.
- Arab cartoonists are well acquainted with the bloody repercusions their work might attract.
- Red Pill of the Day: Statism is the world's most dangerous religion.
Thanks to Chris.
Quote of the Day:
"The greatest danger to our future is apathy."
Need to work on these intros.
- Project Blue Book files go online free.
- An Ecology Of Mind - A Daughter's portrait of Gregory Bateson.
- 'Beagle 2' Mars Lander update: UK space agency calls briefing for craft that failed... in 2003.
- UNESCO sets up Traditional Knowledge Database.
- Bowhead whales heard singing unique new songs.
- The golden ratio has spawned a beautiful new curve: the Harriss spiral.
- Do viruses make us smarter?
- Nine optical phenomena captured in one amazing photo.
- Cambodia: lost ancient city found in jungle.
- Massive genetic effort confirms bird songs related to human speech.
- Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to re-imagine how life works—on this planet and others.
- Once-majestic cities that sank beneath the ocean.
- See the world through animal eyes with these bizarre metal helmets.
- Facebook knows you better than your friends do.
- Aleister Crowley Hello Kitty Figurine.
Quote of the Day:
Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it.
Dr Dean Radin has been perhaps the leading spokesperson and experimentalist in the field of parapsychology over the past two decades. His work has covered many areas, from telepathy to presentiment, but his most recent work has been concerned with possible interactions between human intention and quantum effects. In the fascinating (at times very funny) 'Science and Non-Duality' talk embedded below, he outlines some of the amazing results of this research (you can download a link to a recent scientific paper on the topic by Dean and his colleagues via this post on his blog).
Anecdotal reports of “experiential entanglements” – spontaneous mind-to-mind and mind-to-matter interactions – can be found throughout history, in all cultures, and at all educational levels. For over a century, such experiences have stimulated controlled scientific experiments to explore whether the anecdotes were best explainable as coincidence, confabulation, or genuine anomalies. Based on analysis of thousands of experiments published in peer-reviewed journals, the cumulative evidence is now clear: mind-to-mind and some forms of mind-matter interactions have been demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt.
For the most part, this evidence is ignored or denied within the academic mainstream, probably because it implies that certain long-held assumptions about the nature of brain, mind and matter – assumptions that are inculcated in universities and repeated as fact in textbooks – are in some cases wrong and in others in need of radical revision. I will review the evidence for these entanglements, the resistance to the evidence, and the implications for a more mature science of the future.
You can read more about Dean's research and thoughts on these topics in his book Entangled Minds.
Slowly picking up steam here at Grail HQ. How's 2015 looking for you?
- The search for starivores: intelligent life that could eat the Sun.
- New research finds that higher levels of solar activity in your year of birth could shorten your life expectancy by five years.
- Shock revelation: Astronomer travels to Pluto aboard the New Horizons spacecraft! (Okay, so not such a shock...headline reads well though don't it?)
- Bent time tips pulsar out of Earth's view.
- Is it possible that the laws of physics are evolving?
- Easter Island's demise may have a surprising new explanation.
- An ancient text that has baffled researchers for more than 200 years: the indecipherable Rohonc Codex.
- Who built the mysterious pyramid of the French Riviera?
- An archaeological guide to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
- Can deaf people hear voices?
- Scientist claims DMT can connect the human brain to a parallel universe.
- Man in 'minimally conscious state' for nearly two years unexpectedly regains full consciousness and the ability to talk.
- Circumcision can double boys' risk of autism.
- Mystery solved: Darwin's 'severed finger' is actually a sea squirt.
- The strange inevitability of evolution.
- Image of the Day: As you watch this robotic tentacle peel a grape, remember that it will be doing it to human eyeballs when the robot revolution arrives...
Quote of the Day:
Enlightenment remains unrealized so long as it is considered as a specific state to be attained, and for which there are standards of success.
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”Even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”
- Enter the stargate.
- Earth 2.0.
- And when black holes collide…
- When Tattooine’s suns collide…
- The Milky Way’s violent past.
- Is Mercury the last planet standing?
- Invaders from Mars.
- Twenty-five century-old mystery solved by numismatist.
- What did the Dogon know?
- Heavy metal from Atlantis?
- The universal language.
- Testing the vimana’s flight capability.
- Traveling faster than light.
- Two cultures, one story.
- Will super-insulated nano-clothing replace heaters?
- Andromeda Galaxy is ready for its close-up.
- Monkey see, monkey mirror.
- Hacking transcends the interwebs.
- Is one extra second too much time for the inter webs?
- This week’s evidence of the looming robot uprising… Geisha ‘bots.
Quote of the Day:
“We are all different - but we share the same human spirit. Perhaps it's human nature that we adapt - and survive.”
Stephen J. Hawking
It seems the new year will have to deal with the same old $#!t…
- ...Speaking of which, this ingenious machine turns feces into drinking water.
- In 1795 Paul Revere and Samuel Adams laid down a time capsule in Boston Massachussets. What was cointained inside will astound you!
- (Um, sorry about that. Moving on...)
- In a far-away galaxy, two massive black holes dance toward a violent union of cosmic proportions.
- Will 2015 be the year we find Earth 2.0? Maybe we already have…
- Dude, where's my comet lander?
- Why not start the new year by reading the paper submitted by Jacques Vallee during last summer's GEIPAN international workshop?
- You can also find the rest of the workshop's papers here.
- A fireball filmed over California releases 'debris'… or a escape pod.
- Mountain rescue personnel witness strange beings over mount Popocatépetl (Mexico).
- Strange beings can also be recorded by highway cameras.
- The 'zombie worms' of Monterey bay.
- Need a new car? The pope is raffling off his.
- On episode 4 of Philosophy of Health, Mandy talks to Historian Igor Lukes about why great men sire idiot kids, and the real reason for the French Revolution --Penile dysfunction.
- Something to rave for: Party drug ketamine may be the next big anti-deppressant.
- Red Pill of the Day: No one got murdered for this cartoon --though you may get fired over it.
Thanks to Susan and Kapryan.
Quote of the Day:
"Only weakened and failing states treat these crimes as acts of war. Only they send their leaders diving into bunkers and summoning up ever darker arts of civil control, now even the crudities of revived torture. Such leaders cannot accept that such outrages will always occur, everywhere. They refuse to respect limits to what a free society can do to prevent them."
As we've mentioned previously, our good friend Graham Hancock is working on a new book, Magicians of the Gods, the sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods, to be published in late 2015 or early 2016. This video of a presentation Graham gave at Saint James’s Church, Piccadilly in 2014 reviews some of the key findings in 'Fingerprints' and shares some of the new evidence of the lost civilisation that will go into 'Magicians'. (Graham also gives a short introduction to the video lecture pointing out some of the extra research he's done since this talk was given)