News Briefs 13-06-2006

More history news today than you could shake a stick at. Stick not included...

Thanks Kat and Heartsguy.

Quote of the Day:

I don't believe anything, but I have many suspicions. I strongly suspect that a world "external to," or at least independent of, my senses exists in some sense. I also suspect that this world shows signs of intelligent design, and I suspect that such intelligence acts via feedback from all parts to all parts and without centralized sovereignity, like Internet; and that it does not function hierarchically, in the style an Oriental despotism, an American corporation or Christian theology...I sometimes suspect that what Blake called Poetic Imagination expresses this exact thought in the language of his age, and that visits by"angels" and "gods" states it an even more archaic argot.

These suspicions have grown over 72 years, but as a rather slow and stupid fellow I do not have the chutzpah to proclaim any of them as certitudes. Give me another 72 years and maybe I'll arrive at firmer conclusions.

Robert Anton Wilson

Radio 13-06-2006

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

Fate Radio: This week is an encore presentation of an interview with Karl Pflock, who passed away last week (Realplayer or Windows Media).

Coast to Coast AM: On Monday paranormal researcher Wayne Herschel will discuss the evidence that humans are ETs who invaded Earth 10,000 years ago, Tuesday Rosemary Ellen Guiley will discuss her work with ghost research, demonic haunting, EVPs, as well as dreams. Wednesday's guest is TBA (check the link for updates), while on Thursday writer for Science Magazine, Charles Seife , probes the mind-boggling advances that are taking us to the brink of a new understanding of the universe

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

Scott Rogo Books

When I first began looking into Near Death Experience (NDE) research and related fields, every second journal article I seemed to come across was penned by a guy named D. Scott Rogo (and the other half seemed to be by Michael Grosso, who now writes a column for us for Sub Rosa). Scott Rogo was a prolific and well-respected author and writer, who was tragically murdered in 1990 - some of his ideas and insights still seem well ahead of the rest of the field even now.

I was very happy, therefore, to find that Anomalist Books has now republished a number of his works. Covering reincarnation, miracles, poltergeists, and a number of other paranormal subjects, these books are great reading. I've been lucky enough to get my hands on two of the titles, and it says a lot about Rogo that one of them was written by him when he was 20, and yet displays an extremely deep understanding of the topic and historical sources. Well worth checking out.

News Briefs 12-06-2006

TDG News, brought to you by our new sponsor, the strangely named corporation 'No Such Agency'...

Big thanks to Kat.

Quote of the Day:

If you want to upset the law that all crows are black, you mustn't seek to show that no crows are; it is enough if you prove one single crow to be white.

William James

News Briefs 09-06-2006

Blogeto, ergo sum... **hum, hum, hum** Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to Kathryn, happy birthday to me. Alas, I feel like Harry Potter, drawing candles in the dust. But if Hagrid, or practically anybody else, were to show up at my door today, and properly install my 2 window air conditioners, I'd be tickled pink, even if they've sat on my cake. And now, without further ado, on to my first birthday present of the day: a cornucopia of wild and woolly news.

Thanks to Greg - for the morale support. ;-)

Quote of the Day:

Hey, do you know why they call it 'PMS' ?

Because 'Mad Cow' was already taken.

Joke in the TV advert for the movie A Prairie Home Companion.
(You're darn right I'd raise hell if one of the guys had posted it! hehe)

Weekend Roundup 09-06-2006

A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...


Radio 09-06-2006

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

Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week's guest is PMH Atwater, who tells how she thinks evolution is actually speeding up as the human species strives to create more and more intelligent children. Afterwards, Linda Howe offers a new revelation about the mystery of “dark matter”.

Coast to Coast AM: Friday is open lines, on Saturday Ian Punnett will continue with part two of his interview with Dean Koontz that began on last Saturday’s show, while Sunday is a replay of Art Bell's 2003 interview with Michio Kaku about nuclear scenarios.

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.

News Briefs 08-06-2006

Apologies if you have a lisp...

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization.

Robert Anton Wilson

Swirled 2006 Stirrings

The always informative crop circle website Swirled News has stirred to life for 2006, announcing a (late) start to this year's crop circle season in the UK. New additions to the site include an investigation into anomalous lights videotaped over a field in Poland, a look at a book on 2012 which touches on the circles, and comments on a 'strange beginning' to the 2006 season.

UFO Review #16

The latest issue of Stuart Miller's excellent UFO Review has been released, and is now available to freely download in PDF or Word doc format from the UR website. In Issue 16 there are two great interviews, one with controversial 'circlemaker' Matthew Williams and the other with Joe McGonagle regarding the British MoD's "Condign Report". Also in this issue are reviews, a reprint of a fascinating article on UFO and folklore, and the usual humorous asides.