Here's the rundown on the radio schedules for the second half of the week:
Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week's guest is Maurice Cotterell, who says he has discovered that the same code that explains the mysteries of the Maya can be used with Celtic artifacts to explain the mystery of the Grail. Afterwards Linda Howe investigates a horse that was videotaped hanging in the air over an Itialian city..
Coast to Coast AM: Friday is open lines, early on Saturday Ian Punnett talks to Todd Tucker about the bizarre experiment in which 36 religious pacifists were systematically starved beneath the football stadium at the University of Minnesota during the final days of World War II, while the late show is a replay of a 2003 show in which Art Bell chats with medium James Van Praagh about the death process, reincarnation, and communicating with spirits. Sunday is a rebroadcast from 2004, with Art Bell talking to Gerald Celente about 'Trends for 2004'.
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.
Sometimes it's like trying to ice-skate in treacle...
- Celebrating the solstice: mid-summer magic, sun and fire.
- Also: thousands turn up for summer fun at Stonehenge.
- Return to the Golden Bough. Bog Bodies were ancient society's elite.
- 3,000-year-old pyramid tombs discovered in North-East China.
- Disputed collection holds the key to the secrets of Machu Picchu.
- Scientists urge parents to teach their children about evolution. "Come here you little monkey, I've got a story to tell you..."
- Whaling Commission unanimously endorses report on whales being harmed by under-sea oil search noises.
- Speed kills: cheetahs suffering more fatal crashes during chases, say experts.
- New research supports the possibility of cryopreservation. Cool.
- Thirst for knowledge may just be an opium addiction. All you junkies out there...
- 'Rogue' physicist ties together magnetism and weather patterns.
- Alan Boyle takes a look at the science of Superman.
- Microsoft launches software kit for robot builders. Roy Batty, here we come...
- New asteroid defense strategy? Get another asteroid, then play marbles...
- UFO hacker Gary McKinnon tells Wired exactly what he found. And: did McKinnon discover a space navy?
- God, UFOs and the Great Pyramid.
- San Andreas fault set for the 'Big One'. Learn to swim, learn to swim...
- China Moon walk set for 2024.
- Florida accountant is actually not a descendant of Genghis Khan. But boy, it did make good copy.
- Massive mummy fraud discovered after 2000 years.
- Tim the Yowie Man to run for election in Australia in 2008?
Quote of the Day:
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die
Roy Batty (from 'Blade Runner')
My New World Order is usually Chicken Chow Mein.
- Work begins on Arctic seed vault. As Hoagland would say “What do they know, and when did they know it?”
- Earliest hominid isn’t according to researchers.
- Thousands flock to see Hanuman avatar.
- Britons of 250000 years ago were a good deal more sophisticated than given credit for.
- Dry ice creates toughened glass. And perhaps the spots of Jupiter are blobs of it, or a lensing effect.
- Evidence for 911 inside job.
- Chocolate set to conquer health food market.
- Respected geneticist rejects Darwinism.
- The New World Order by conquest or consent?
- Rare sword had 7th Century bling.
- Japanese researchers discover remains of 4800 year old temple in Peru.
- After Freud comes Beck.
- A noxious form of argument.
- Latest research supports possibility of cryo-preservation.
- Pluto’s twins get their names.
- A scanner that could save your skin.
- Earth surrounded by giant fizzy ,bubbles.
- Catastrophe, collective trauma and the origin of civilization. Part 1 and 2.
Quote of the Day:
It is a dangerous business going out of your front door
A strange assortment to get you through the week...
- With the movie version of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner, Darkly approaching, GrouchoGandhi has two related articles available: "PKD, the Unicorn and Soviet Psytronics", by Adam GoRightly, and "Philip K. Dick and the Illuminati", a chapter excerpt from Jim Keith's Saucers of the Illuminati. (Amazon US and UK).
- ThothWeb has "The Knights Templar, Baphomet and the Horned Skull".
- Andy Gough has "Evidence of a Mystery, or Mysterious Evidence" (regarding the Priory of Sion controversy) - Parts one and two.
- Rupert Sheldrake's website has been updated giving details of the judgement in his favour by the British Government Office of Communications (Ofcom) regarding his complaint against National Geographic Channel.
- UFO Casebook #210 is now available online.
- Filip Coppens has a new essay on his website: "DaDa Da Vinci" (no, I'm not stuttering).
- Here's Filer's Files #24 for 2006, with all the latest ufological news.
- Skeptic Randi's latest newsletter continues his fascination with all things Uri Geller.
- Martin Gray of SacredSites.com has written an article for The Book of Thoth, titled "Pilgrimage and the Allure of Sacred Sites".
For the futurists out there (or just everyone who wants to live a bit longer than their four score), here's a worthwhile link to check out. The recent Singularity Summit held at Stanford now has a website filled with audio and writings from the conference (and soon there will be video as well). Featuring names like Ray Kurzweil, Eric Drexler and Cory Doctorow, the conference was dedicated to exploring the 'Singularity' - an event horizon in technological development when "humans as they exist presently won't be the driving force in scientific and technological progress, eclipsed cognitively by posthumans, AI, or both." Good to see the audio freely available, kudos to the conference organisers!
For some intelligent pop music, try the new Gomez album How We Operate...good stuff. Surely Tom Gray is Paul McCartney reincarnated (because we all know that 'Paul is dead')...
- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky: philosopher or faker?
- Can you hear what I'm painting? New exhibition shows how Wassily Kandinsky used his synaesthesia to create the world's first truly abstract paintings.
- Walter Benjamin's mind on drugs. On Hashish is available from Amazon US and UK.
- 1500 delegates meet for a conference in France to discuss Near Death Experiences (all apparently alive).
- The Winter Solstice approaches. Oh, and the Summer Solstice too, if you live in that 'other' hemisphere.
- Stonehenge-inspired solstic stones will mark the day at Andover.
- Not to mention this ancient monument at Anglesey.
- And the Druids come out at Callanish.
- Wiccan's continue battle to put pentacle symbol on tombstones of Wiccan soldiers. Heck, even the Atheists have a symbol!
- After 50 years, the score remains Cancer 1, Scientists 0.
- Futurist Ray Kurzweil tells how we might reprogram our biology in years to come.
- Arctic seed-bank readied for doomsday scenario.
- Is the earliest hominid not a hominid at all? Does that make sense?
- Vampire bats hunt by the sound of their victim's breath. How creepy is that...
- 7th Century Anglo-Saxon sword rescued from skip.
- More on the Etruscan tomb yields oldest art story which has been reported on over the past few days.
- 11,000-year-old grain shakes up beliefs on the beginnings of agriculture.
Thanks Kat and Heartsguy.
Quote of the Day:
Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know.
Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.
Coast to Coast AM: First hour Monday is Dr Jim Walsh discussing North Korea and Iran's nuclear testing, followed by psychic medium John Holland who will discuss how the History Channel has called on him to psychically experience crimes and tragedies in the locations where they have occurred. On Tuesday Randall Fitzgerald will expose how myths and deceptions are perpetuated by the chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries, Wednesday is rogue Egyptologist John Anthony West discussing new evidence and developments in Egypt relating to the on-going quest to re-write all of history, while on Thursday Linda Moulton Howe will share an in depth follow-up discussion on Morgellons disease.
More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website. Also C2C can be listened to through KOGO.
- Here's video of a UFO filmed over Lake Tahoe by a local resident, who said it was so real it had him scared.
- Thirty years after UFOs were witnessed over Clovis, New Mexico, a new photo has surfaced. Brian Vike hasn't posted the pic yet, so email him (and ask nicely!) *wink wink nudge nudge*.
- A recent meeting at the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia discussed the teachings of Madame Blavatsky, with many participants there to explore Eastern theosophies rather than contact the spirit world.
- Chinese (or balding Florida accountants) claiming to be direct descendants of Confucius can now take a DNA test for a small fee to prove their lineage.
- No Rense warning for this link, it's from the Catholic News Service: the 25th anniversary of the apparition of Mary appearing to six children in a Bosnia-Herzegovina village. Click the link, Shadows, you know you want to.
- Physicist Stephen Hawking says Pope John Paul II told scientists they should not study the beginning of the universe because it was the work of God. I must wash my hands, I just linked to Fox News.
- What appear to be odd-shaped mounds of dirt are fossils of the oldest life on Earth.
- A meteoroid hit the moon on May 2nd, and here's video of the event.
- Astronomers have discovered that the star Tau Scorpii hosts a complex network of magnetic field lines over its surface. With video link.
- Nature is full of ideas to solve engineering problems: an interview with Alex Ellery, head of the Robotics Research group at the SUrrey Space Centre, UK.
- Russia is to build the world's first floating nuclear power plant. I can't wait to see the James Cameron film.
- Australia's Prime Minister John Howard is pushing for nuclear power to be seriously considered as a future alternative.
- Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair argues nuclear power has to be "at least part of the debate" to meet future energy needs.
- Australia and the UK aren't alone as other nations seek nuclear power plants, and industry leaders are calling it the renaissance of nuclear energy.
- Pro-whaling nations have won their first vote in 20 years for the resumption of commercial whaling.
- Here's a photo of the kha-nyou, a rare rock rat found in central Laos that scientists say is a living fossil.
- A study comparing lab rats to those in the wild could shed light on whether overly hygienic environments cause allergies and autoimmune disease. It's not the clean environment that's the cause, it's the chemicals used to clean it!
- For the first time in the world, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been given as an official cause of death.
Quote of the Day:
Much energy is wasted in trying to charm others. And in wanting to charm---I tell you, the opposite happens.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Dr Robert Schoch has posted a blog entry here on TDG (via Dr Colette Dowell's membership) regarding his thoughts on the Bosnian Pyramid controversy, and also with news that he will be visiting the site:
The only way that I hope to get a valid sense of the Bosnian Pyramids is to see all of the important, and controversial, features firsthand with adequate time to really analyze what is going on. I am pleased to be able to say that such an opportunity has presented itself. As readers of The Daily Grail already know, my colleague and friend Dr. Colette Dowell has been in direct contact with Sam Semir Osmanagich and Mario Gerussi of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation. They have generously invited Colette and me to visit the site and study the pyramid structures and associated features. We will be there in late July and early August. I am looking forward to the trip, and I plan to apply my geological expertise to the problem of the Bosnian Pyramids. As we prepare for the trip, we invite readers to share with us specific ideas and suggestions as to things you would like us to look at in particular when we are there.
As most TDG readers would know, Dr Schoch has a special interest in this area, being the geologist central to the Age of the Sphinx controversy. He has also analysed the Yonaguni underwater 'monuments' off the coast of Japan (see Issue 1 of Sub Rosa), so it will be interesting to hear his take.