Entheogen Review Summer Solstice 2006

The latest issue of Entheogen Review is now out, with features on various aspects of entheogen research, including an article by Earth Erowid. The website has a full list of contents, so take a look if interested, and pony up for the journal subscription if it's up your alley.

News Briefs 04-10-06

Short and sweet.

  • HIV=AIDS: Fact or Fraud?
  • We the sheeple: why conspiracy theories persist. Ironic, because Al Qaeda is apparently a successful conspiracy.
  • OOBE? Your brain is to blame.
  • Endless war.
  • The puzzle of desert varnish.
  • Diana: mystery of 12 men in shadows.
  • The ancient Turkish-Hindu spiritual solution to war and collective discord.
  • Huge launch ring to fling satellites.
  • 11 millennium old building discovered on banks of the Euphrates.
  • Wild things: weirdest facts from the animal kingdom.
  • Novarupta: learning from the largest volcanic blast of the 20th Century.
  • Demise of the world’s most famous iceberg.
  • The iron sun debate. Part 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Quote of the Day:

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

Oscar Wilde

Astraea on Bosnian Pyramids

Steve from Astraea Magazine has been in touch, letting us know that Astraea Radio has a new interview with Sam Osmanagic on the Bosnian Pyramids 'saga'. Interviewer Guy Leigh does an excellent job of asking some important questions in this lengthy interview, so it's well worth listening to. As most of you know, you can also find plenty of information (contra Osmanagic's view) at the website of geologist Robert Schoch.

Digging Deep for RAW

Blair from Toolband.com points out that writer Douglas Rushkoff has made an appeal for support for the legendary Robert Anton Wilson, author of books such as Cosmic Trigger and The Illuminatus Trilogy. Apparently RAW is going through tough times at the moment, so Rushkoff is asking for anybody inspired by RAW's writing to give a little back.

Zorgy Nom Anyone?

UFO and paranormal documentary maker Paul Kimball has called for nominations for the 2006 Zorgy Awards on his blog "The Other Side of Truth". I'd imagine that TDG qualifies in the "Best UFO/paranormal website [news summary]" category, and Sub Rosa in the "Best UFO/paranormal website [magazine]", so who wants to nominate us? Nominations close on November 21, and the top three recipients of nominations in each category will be placed on the ballot. If you'd like to see TDG/Sub Rosa on the ballot, we need as many nominations as possible sent via e-mail to ZorgrotOnEarth@aol.com. I leave it to you!

Tuesday Roundup 02-10-2006

A strange assortment to get you through the week...


Return of the Binnall

You can stop popping Xanax now - Binnall of America Audio is finally returning for Season Two. The season premiere is now available, with Tim interviewing Jim Marrs about his new book The Terror Conspiracy (Amazon US and UK). The audio is available in mp3/podcast format, as well as via streaming audio using Flash. Tim tells me he has plenty of other great interviews cued up and waiting as well, so things look to be taking up where they left off last year. Check the BoA Audio page for the archive of previous interviews, including Adam Gorightly, Loren Coleman, Richard Dolan, Colm Kelleher and many more.

News Briefs 02-10-2006

So glad to see you...

Quote of the Day:

Something kinda sad about, the way that things have come to be.
Desensitized to everything, what became of subtlety?

TOOL - 'Stinkfist'

Skeptical Investigations Updates

The Skeptical Investigations website has a host of updates which are worth checking out. First off, Guy Lyon Playfair has added part 3 of his series "Has CSICOP Lost the 30 Years' War?", with the latest instalment being titled "How Scientific is CSICOP?". You can find "Part 1: Birth of a Movement" here, and "Part 2: The Gauquelin Effect" here.

Guy Lyon Playfair has also contributed a review of Michael Shermer's skeptical book The Borderlands of Science to the website. You'll also find a summary and update on Professor Brian Josephson's defense of the Bubble Fusion Project Team from a recent attack by Nature. Head to the SI Homepage for a full index of what's available on the site.

Radio 01-10-2006

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

Fate Radio: No new show this week, just a bunch of encore presentations including Bruce Maccabee, Kevin Randle and Frank Drake.

Coast to Coast AM: Monday's guest is research scientist Dr. Jim Hardt who will discuss biofeedback and the electro- physiological basis for spiritual states. On Tuesday physicist and parapsychologist Russell Targ will discuss his latest research into non-local awareness and remote viewing. Wednesday is still TBA (check the link for an update), while on Thursday Ron Quinn will discuss his many adventures in Southern Arizona including The Mysterious Plateau and his book Little People about real life encounters with leprechaun-like beings.

More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website.