Radio 07-07-2006

Here's the rundown on the radio schedules for the second half of the week:

Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week's guest is Michael Baigent, who will discuss his new book The Jesus Papers (Amazon US and UK). Afterwards, Linda Howe looks into the possibile discovery of an ancient ship (ark?) in a region called Ararat.

Coast to Coast AM: Friday is open lines, early show on Saturday has metaphysical author Doreen Virtue will discuss her latest work on Mer People, the Aquatic Ape Theory, Indigo Children and Atlantis. In the late show brain researcher Neil Slade will discuss the newest discoveries relating to the human brain and its potential, while Sunday is a replay from 2005 with Art Bell hosting a special Open Lines show discussing the 'Coming Gas Crisis.'

More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. Remember also that while Coast to Coast is subscription, it can be listened to through KOGO, while Dreamland is free. Dreamland also now offers a podcast of the most recent show.

Fate 07-2006

The July 2006 issue of Fate Magazine has been released, and as per usual there are a number of free articles from the mag offered online as tasters to the full deal:

For full details of the paper issue, see the Fate Magazine website.

News Briefs 06-07-2006

My Maroon cup runneth over...

Thanks Kat!

Quote of the Day:

The spirit of democracy cannot be imposed from without. It has to come from within.

Mohandes Gandhi

Fortean Times Reading

The Fortean Times website has been updated with the addition of a bunch of 'new' articles (free reading from previous issues of the mag). New on site:

  • What Lies Beneath?: Tracking down the monster myth of Italy's Lake Maggiore
  • Attenborough’s Fabulous Animals: We unearth a long-unseen BBC TV documentary on strange and mythological beasts
  • Dragons of the Gambia: On the trail of the Ninki-Nanka
  • Yowieland: In pursuit of one of Australia’s most mysterious inhabitants – the Yowie
  • Into the Lost Valley: Richard Freeman goes in search of giant snakes, mystery cats and the elusive orang-pendek in the jungles of Sumatra
  • Edinburgh Ghost Fest: Gordon Rutter reports back from last month's Ghost Fest, where he bravely subjected himself to Electronic Voice Phenomena, a new practice known as 'stool-tipping', and a rather flaccid dowsing session.

Plenty of reading there to keep you busy - remember too that Fortean Times #212 is recently released and is well worth checking out.

News Briefs 05-07-06

A lot of mindless reading for you to point and click with your bionic arms.

  • Confirmation bias in the political mind.
  • Meet the Malthusians manipulating the fear of terror.
  • The freedom to ridicule religion and deny the holocaust.
  • Critical Thinking: what is it good for, in fact, what is it?
  • Heat really does relieve pain.
  • Mindless reading seen as fundamental.
  • Bionic limbs in five years.
  • Global warming: crisis for earth? Jellyfish can save us.
  • Miraculous garlic vodka treats diabetes and cancer. It’s quite a drink that gets you pissed, wards off Dracula and treats medical conditions.
  • Large lake which disappeared last year in one night returns to its place.
  • Fizzy bubbles or plasma layers?
  • Deep space explosion baffles astronomers.
  • Stupidity: how humans follow the dumb course.
  • The return of nuclear fusion. It’s a 50ft bastard.
  • 2300 year-old artefacts may change Ashoka-Buddhist history.
  • Moyers: the secret government, constitution part 1 and part 2.
  • The Enlightenment has been taking its knocks.
  • Christopher Knight: who built the moon?

Quote of the Day:

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.

Mark Twain

Priory of Sion Documentary

Here's an interesting soon-to-be-released documentary. "Bloodline: Inside the Priory of Sion" announces itself as a genuine look inside the secret society at the heart of Holy Blood, Holy Grail and The Da Vinci Code - "in their own words":

With unique and unprecedented access to the Priory of Sion and its archives over the last year, Bloodline will reveal who they are, their mission, and above all, the secrets they say they have guarded for so long.

There is a nice, moody trailer for the documentary available to watch on the website. Hard to judge the credibility of the film at this stage (apart from the fact that is well-made) - for all we know it could be a mockumentary. In any case, it seems that the makers are hardly uninterested observers - the contact for the website domain is listed as "du Foix, Esclarmonde" of Gisors. Esclarmonde de Foix was well-known as a female Cathar parfait at the turn of the 13th century (sacred feminine tie-in?). Worth keeping an eye on all the same...thanks Rob for the heads-up.

Tuesday Roundup 04-07-2006

A strange (and large) assortment to get you through the week...


News Briefs 04-07-2006

Science and science fiction Tuesday here on TDG, though I'll avoid the cheap tie-in to the ID4 film...

Thanks Kat!

Quote of the Day:

If they board us, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh and sew our skin to their clothes. And if we're lucky, they'll do it in that order.

Zoë on the Reavers - from Joss Whedon's 'Firefly'

37th MUFON Symposium

The 37th Annual International MUFON Symposium will be held from July 14 to 16 this year at the Marriott Denver Tech Center Hotel, in Denver Colorado. The title of this year's Symposium is "Unconventional Flying Objects: The Best Evidence", and it features an excellent line-up of speakers including Jesse Marcel Jr, Linda Moulton Howe, Ryan Wood, and 'angel hair' expert Brian Boldman (somebody report back to me on that lecture!). Full details of the event are available at the website, check it out if you're in the area.

Radio 04-07-2006

Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.

Fate Radio: This week Hilly Rose talks to British ufologist Omar Fowler, head of the Phenomenon Research Association, about black triangle UFO sightings (Realplayer or Windows Media).

Coast to Coast AM: First hour Monday is Lamar Waldron, discussing new information in the JFK assassination, followed by author and researcher Cliff Pickover who will speak about The Mobius Strip, gateways to higher dimensions, and parallel universes. Tuesday's guest is astrobiologist and astronomer, Dr. David Darling, discussing cosmic mysteries, as well as asteroids and recent discoveries in space. On Wednesday investigative researcher G.L. documents his conclusion about how aliens may think, and on Thursday Robert Zimmerman will share his insights on the current Space Shuttle Discovery mission, the Hubble Telescope, and the future possibilities of privately owned company's access to space related business.

More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website. Also C2C can be listened to through KOGO.