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- Spirit Mediumship: A Complex Phenomenon -
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IN the year 1947 Admiral Richard E. Byrd made a flight into the South Polar region of the world. Before he started on the venture, Byrd made a mysterious statement: "I'd like to see that land beyond the Pole. That area beyond the Pole in the center of the great unknown." In the cockpit of his plane was a powerful, two-way radio. When Byrd and his scientific companions took off from their base at the South Pole, they managed to fly 1700 miles beyond it. That's when the radio in Byrd's plane was put into use to report something utterly incredible.

There was a strange great valley below them. For some unknown reason, the valley Byrd saw was not ice-covered as it should have been in the frigid Antarctic. It was green and luxuriant. There were mountains with thick forest of trees on them, there was lush grass and underbrush. Most amazing, a huge animal was observed moving through the underbrush. In a land of ice, snow and almost perpetual "deep-freeze" …here was a stupendous MYSTERY. Byrd had discovered a strange great valley just beyond the South Pole, where the weather temperature, believe it or not, was evidently something like 75 degrees.

Suddenly the press and radio were "hushed up." After the first brief messages leaked through to newspapers, no further confirmation of the big discovery was given. Was it merely a hoax? Some newsman's joke? I think not. I believe that Byrd came upon the location of a great doorway or entrance leading deep into the unknown interior of the Earth! The "Great Door" at the South Pole region.

Having found that, it is believe he guessed no longer. He then KNEW beyond the shadow of a doubt that this secret "Door" must open into the Cavern world. He would go there and find out...see for himself the wonder and everlasting mystery of the unknown INNER Earth.

Here is the long rumored “missing” diary of Admiral Byrd which tells exactly what Bryd and his men discovered. Why have we not been permitted this information? Why is it that some have been warned not to talk about what has been discovered?

TWO BOOKS IN ONE! In addition to the text of Admiral Byrd’s diary is a rare, “long lost” manuscript by William Reed who puts forward his theory that we live on the outside of a hollow globe. Based upon the journals of various seafarers who have explored the regions around the poles, Reed puts forward the following questions: 1. Why is the earth flattened at the poles? 2. Why have the poles never been reached? 3. Why does the sun not appear for so long in winter near the supposed poles? 4. Assuming that the earth is hollow, the interior should be warmer. 5. We must now resort to the compass. Does it refuse to work when drawing near the supposed poles? 6. Meteors are constantly falling near the supposed poles. Why? 7. The next query is concerning the great quantities of dust constantly found in the Arctic Ocean. What causes this dust? 8. What produces the Aurora Borealis? 9. Icebergs are next in order. Where are they formed? And how?? 10. What causes tidal waves? 11. What causes colored snow in the Arctic region? 12. Why are the nights so long in the polar regions? 13. What causes the great ice-pressure in the Arctic Ocean during still tide and calm weather? 14. Why is the ice filled with rock, gravel, and sand?

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Call Me "Another Uri Geller"
by Timothy Green Beckley

Most of you know how I attract weird synchronicities and coincidences in my life.

On Memorial Day my I decided to take a break and go over to Hudson River Park where I had never been before, but I heard was so lovely being on the water and all, and me being a Cancer should be extra special (and it was!).

My friend and associate Carol said we could quickly get to the park by taking the 23rd Street cross town bus and if we showed them our senior citizen ID we would only have to pay half the far of $1.25.

I had a little change cup I had put into my pocket before hand and loading it with mainly quarters for the round trip. I took out 5 quarters and told Carol to hold onto them while I got my ID from my wallet.

She said, “Well you need another quarter because one of these coins is Canadian and the bus driver wont take it.”

I quickly replaced the Canadian quarter with a “good” one. But I didn’t want to put the Canadian coin back in with the rest of my change or I would only have to go with replacing it again. But I didn’t want to just toss it away – after all a quarter is a quarter.

So I placed it on the bench where people sit and wait for the bus. My thinking being that perhaps an out of towner from Toronto might come along and pocket it for use back in their country.

It was about a ten minute ride across town to the last stop just outside Hudson River Park.

Carol and I exited the bus out the front door and as I walked down the couple of steps to the ground there on the sidewalk – where the same bench would have been, if there was one at this stop – was a shinny quarter – an American one.

I can't help but believe this was more than a coincidence. Stuff like this just doesn't happen. Leave a quarter, get back a quarter. Did I somehow teleport the quarter with a bit of “shape (or face) shifting” tossed in for good luck?

I have had tons of synchronicities which I will eventually turn into a book on the subject, if I ever have the time. If you want to get a bit of my inkling of what I believe is behind this phenomenon I suggest you Google Dr. John C. Lilly Synchronicity Review Board There IS DEFINITELY AN INTELLIGENCE BEHIND THIS!

I have had other synchronicities with coins and a whole lot more.

Or maybe I can just teleport like Uri Geller!


Spirit Mediumship: A Complex Phenomenon
I. Neuroimaging Studies
by Jack Hunter

Spirit mediumship is a complex, near universal phenomenon (see Talking With the Spirits: Ethnographies from Between the Worlds for a cross-cultural snapshot of just a few of the world’s mediumship traditions), which, despite over 130 years of investigation from psychical research and the social sciences more generally, continues to evade scholarly attempts to pin it down and neatly explain it. Countless attempts have been made, however, from the debunkers who suggest that all mediumship is a mixture of fraud and delusion, to the social anthropologists who argue that spirit mediumship is a purely social phenomenon, performing specific social functions, and certain parapsychologists who suggest that spirit mediumship offers proof of survival after death. And yet, none of the theories that have been put forward quite seem able to offer a fully satisfying explanation for what is going on.

In this series of short articles I would like to highlight some of the reasons why spirit mediumship is such a difficult phenomenon to get a grip on through outlining some of the research that has been conducted, and pointing out gaps in our understanding of the underlying processes. This first article will present an overview of the, really rather sparse, neuroimaging data on spirit mediumship, and will briefly discuss what it does and doesn’t tell us about the phenomenon.


It was long suspected that mediums might exhibit unusual neurological activity, and yet despite countless studies of the neurophysiological correlates of other forms of altered consciousness, such as meditation, very few neurophysiological studies of spirit mediumship have actually been conducted. Altered States researchers Edward F. Kelly and Rafael Locke have suggested that despite the potentially fruitful use of EEG and other physiological monitoring devices for classifying and differentiating specific altered states of consciousness and their physiological correlates, there are unfortunate technical and social difficulties associated with attempting such studies in the field. Technological difficulties include the problems associated with trying to monitor and record brain activity naturalistically in the field setting using cumbersome equipment, while social difficulties include getting spirit mediums, and other practitioners, to agree to participate in such studies. Fortunately, since Kelly & Locke first published their research prospectus in 1981, technological advances have made it possible to measure EEG in the field (see Oohashi et al. below), but other forms of neuroimaging still rely on heavy-duty equipment which is impractical for field studies. Despite these difficulties, however, a small number of studies have been successfully carried out specifically looking at the neurophysiological correlates of mediumistic states of consciousness.

Neurophysiological Speculations

Even before the advent of neuroimaging studies of mediums, American psychologist Julian Jaynes, drawing on his theory of the bicameral mind, predicted the following neurophysiological correlates of spirit possession:

    We must naturally hypothesize that in possession there is some kind of disturbance of normal hemispheric dominance relations, in which the right hemisphere is somewhat more active than in the normal state. In other words, if we could have placed electrodes on the scalp of the Delphic oracle in her frenzy, would we have found a relatively faster EEG (and therefore greater activity) over her right hemisphere, correlating with her possession? And in particular over her right temporal lobe? (Jaynes, 1976, p. 342-343)

Based on neurophysiological studies of other altered states of consciousness, such as on the many varieties of meditative states, anthropologist Michael Winkelman has argued that a wide variety of trance induction techniques lead to similar neurophysiological states, specifically involving a ‘parasympathetic dominance in which the frontal cortex is dominated by slow wave patterns.’

Owing to apparent similarities between trance mediumship and dissociative identity disorder (DID), psychical researchers Bryan Williams and William Roll (2007) speculated that mediumship and DID would share similar underlying neurophysiological correlates, specifically postulating the involvement of the temporal lobe. Based upon their overviews of the neurophysiological research on dissociative identity disorder, and the few EEG studies of mediumship, offer the prediction that future fMRI studies of mediumship will reveal ‘activation of the angular gyrus and the areas around the temporal-parietal junction when a medium senses the presence of his or her spirit control.’

Mesulam (1981) - Dissociative Identity Disorder and Spirit Possession

Neurologist M. Marsel Mesulam suggested that there might be common underlying neurophysiological activity in both spirit possession and DID, noting that EEG recordings taken from twelve subjects, seven with DID and five with symptoms of spirit possession, revealed unusual spikes of activity in the temporal lobe (except for in two unclear recordings), very similar to the activity associated with epileptic seizures. The implication here is that epileptic seizures in the temporal lobe are responsible for both spirit possession experiences and dissociative identity disorder.

Hughes & Melville (1990) - Channelers in Los Angeles

Anthropologist Dureen J. Hughes and Norbert T. Melville conducted an early EEG study on ten trance channelers, five male and five female, in Los Angeles. The channelers were monitored both in and out of trance, and during the trance state their possessing entities were asked a series of questions, so as to create as naturalistic a setting as possible. Based upon their EEG recordings, Hughes and Melville concluded that the channeling state is ‘characterized by large, statistically significant increases in amount and percentage of beta, alpha and theta brainwave activity,’ which appears to represent a distinctive psychophysiological state that can be differentiated from other altered states of consciousness (e.g. forms of meditation and hypnosis), as well as from pathological states such as temporal lobe epilepsy and schizophrenia.

Oohashi et al. (2002) - Possession Trance in Bali

One of the first studies to use EEG to investigate traditional spirit possession performances in the field was conducted by a team of Japanese researchers, using a newly developed portable EEG device to measure the electrical activity of the brain in an individual performing a ritual possession drama in Bali. The team found that the possessed individual exhibited enhanced power in the theta and alpha frequency bands, again suggestive that the possession trance represents a psychophysiological state distinct from pathological states such as epilepsy, dissociative identity disorder (DID), and schizophrenia.

Peres et al. (2012) - Psychography in Brazil

Recent neuroimaging research conducted by Julio Fernando Peres and colleagues, employed single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to scan the brain activity of ten automatic writers (five experienced, five less experienced), while in trance. The research findings have been summarised as follows:

    The researchers found that the experienced psychographers showed lower levels of activity in the left hippocampus (limbic system), right superior temporal gyrus, and the frontal lobe regions of the left anterior cingulate and right precentral gyrus during psychography compared to their normal (non-trance) writing. The frontal lobe areas are associated with reasoning, planning, generating language, movement, and problem solving, perhaps reflecting an absence of focus, self-awareness and consciousness during psychography, the researchers hypothesize. Less expert psychographers showed just the opposite — increased levels of CBF in the same frontal areas during psychography compared to normal writing. The difference was significant compared to the experienced mediums (Thomas Jefferson University, 2012).

The implication here is that during the trance states of the experienced automatic writers, activity is reduced in the areas of the brain usually associated with reasoning, planning, language, movement and problem solving, suggesting that the medium’s dissociative experience during trance is far from delusional or fraudulent. Furthermore, the researchers conducted an analysis of the complexity of the writing and found that, contrary to what would normally be expected, the complexity increased as the activity in the areas of the brain usually associated with such complex behaviours was reduced. This raises the question of how, if the brain’s functioning was reduced, such complex writing was possible. The spiritist interpretation suggests that it was spirits doing the writing while the medium’s consciousness was absent, and the data could indeed be read in this way. More cautiously, however, Andrew Newberg has suggested that this research ‘reveals some exciting data to improve our understanding of the mind and its relationship with the brain’ and calls for further research in this area.

Delorme et al. (2013) - Mental Mediumship in the USA

Mental mediumship differs from the types of mediumship discussed so far, which might best be labelled as forms of trance mediumship. The mediums investigated in this study did not enter into a trance state during which they surrendered the control of their bodies to discarnate entities. Instead these mediums experience communication with discarnate entities while in a waking state of consciousness. Because of this difference the results aren’t directly comparable with the results of the previous studies, they are, however, still interesting. EEG recordings with mental mediums revealed a predominance of activity in the gamma frequency band, which is also characteristic of certain meditative states. Perhaps the most interesting finding from this research project was the correlation between the accuracy of the mediumship reading and specific alterations in electrocortical activity. fMRI scans revealed increased activity in the frontal areas of the brain, similar to fMRI readings for other spiritual states. Decreased frontal midline theta rhythms were also noted, and it was suggested that this might be ‘consistent with a medium accessing a receptive mental state.’ Again, the authors conclude that ‘the experience of communicating with the deceased may be a distinct mental state that is not consistent with brain activity during ordinary thinking or imagination.’

But we still don’t know what is actually going on...

At the very least, the neuroimaging work that has been conducted on mediumship appears to support the idea that there is more to mediumship than simply fraud and delusion - something, whatever that something might be, is definitely going on here. But the data are by no means conclusive of anything more than that. The research does seem to indicate a predominance of alpha, beta and theta waves in trance channeling and possession states, and gamma frequencies in mental mediumship. It is unclear, however, how these EEG readings relate to the findings of other studies that suggest a decrease in brain function during mediumistic trances. There is also a considerable discrepancy between studies that suggest similarities with pathological conditions such as DID and temporal lobe epilepsy, and those that seem to indicate that mediumship is a distinctive psychophysiological state.

The truth of the matter is that there are significant difficulties associated with the interpretation of any neuroimaging data. Such studies are, for example, subject to the classic problem of distinguishing between cause and correlation - are these data suggesting that the mediumship experience is caused by alterations in brain physiology, or do they show us what happens to the brain when mediumship takes place? Do they explain mediumship, or do they show us the processes of mediumship? These are important questions that only further research can resolve. Psychologist Joan Hageman and colleagues list other problems inherent in the interpretation of neuroimaging data. They warn against the following tendencies in neurophysiological research:

* Naively [accepting] materialist monism (mind as brain product) as an obvious fact, and [rejecting] a fair consideration    of other hypotheses for the mind-brain relationship.
* [Basing] work on secondhand descriptions of original findings or writings.
* [Focusing] only on one side of psychophysiological parallelism, i.e. changes in brain function modify mental states.
* [Assuming] that experiences based on superficial similarities are identical.
* [Identifying] a brain region involved with some spiritual experience and [concluding] that this region is the ultimate cause of that experience.
* [Ignoring] the complexity of the body and [refuse] to take a holistic perspective.
* [Focusing] studies on beginners or participants who have not had a full-blown spiritual experience (Hageman et al., 2010, pp. 87-89).

Only further careful research, taking into account the difficulties inherent in the interpretation of neurophysiological studies, will help to resolve questions about what is happening in the brain during mediumistic trance states. For the time being, however, the research indicates that something unusual is going on, whatever that something might ultimately turn out to be, which demands more attention.

Jack Hunter is the editor, with David Luke, of Talking With the Spirits: Ethnographies from Between the Worlds, a cross-cultural survey of contemporary spirit mediumship, covering everything from Spiritualist séances in the United Kingdom to self-mortification rituals in Singapore and Taiwan, from psychedelic spirit incorporation in the Amazonian rainforest, to psychic readings in online social spaces, and more.

Source: The Daily Grail


Electric People
By Christina M. Schumacher

Winter time tends to bring about static electricity in most of us due to the dryness of indoor heating. There are also those people who cannot be allowed around computers as they can cause the computers to shut down or malfunction. Others must be careful about pumping gas as one spark from their fingers can cause incredible chaos and, possibly, death. Thankfully, most of us only have a small degree of static charge, but others are not as fortunate.
The name given to the phenomenon that plagues these people is "high voltage syndrome". The people, themselves, are called "Electric People".
One such girl was Caroline Clare, a 17 year old girl from London, Ontario. She became ill in 1877, dropping to a mere 90 pounds. Caroline had strange unexplainable seizures that would allow her to describe places far from Ontario that she'd never been to. Her illness lasted until she was 18-1/2 years old, but her nightmare did not end there.
Caroline's illness was replaced with strong discharges of electricity causing her body to magnetize to the point that anything metal would stick to her body. Any metal object, including knives, would fly at her and stick, only being able to be removed by the efforts of another person.
Another girl, Jennie Morgan from Sedalia, Missouri, suddenly came down with high voltage syndrome. It was 1890 and Jennie was also a teenager. Sparks would fly from her body, zapping objects as she passed them. Shaking someone's hand or having someone touch her was not desirable. People who attempted to do so ended up unconscious. Jennie was not born this way and no explanation could be found as to why she suddenly was highly charged.
The phenomenon is not only one that happens to teens. An infant, born in 1869 in France, shot glowing rays from his fingers and badly shocked anyone who touched him. The poor little guy only survived nine months, but at his death, a type of luminous aura was seen to surround his body.
Two other infants and a six year old boy also had high voltage syndrome. In 1882, the six year old boy gave off intense shocks to anyone and anything around him. One of the infants was charged enough to light up a jar just by touching it. The other infant could make any object that was brought to him vibrate and was always surrounded by a soft white aura visible to anyone who saw him.
In February of 1976, a 12 year old boy named Vyvyan Jones from Henbury, Bristol broke his arm. For two days after his injury, his hair stood straight up on his head and he gave terrible electric shocks to anyone around him. The television and lights were affected by his high voltage syndrome, flickering constantly until he left the room. Watches were also affected. Vyvyan was able to hold a light bulb in his hand and it would immediately light up. His phenomenon only lasted two days, but was unexplainable.
A grown man, Frank McKinstry from Missouri, also suffered from high voltage syndrome. In his case, when he felt charged, he had to keep moving. If he stopped, he would become rooted to the spot he'd stopped at and could only be released if someone else physically helped him to lift his feet.
As if all this isn't strange enough, in 1920, 34 prisoners became ill from botulism. The poison obviously made them ill, but it also caused them to become highly charged. The more severe the poisoning, the higher the charge. Once they were completely recovered, they were completely back to normal.
Though some scientists believe high voltage syndrome is caused by poltergeist activity, no solid explanation has been discovered as yet. I am inclined to believe that it is an issue with nature since electricity of this sort is not manmade.

Source: The Night Watchman

What Is High Voltage Syndrome?
by Prof. Keith

If you remain skeptical about electricity’s central role in life forces you need to look at some genuine evidence (it’s also evidence of the fact that science knows nothing, not even the limits of its own ignorance).

Consider the following intriguing and well-documented cases, that cannot be wished away by mere denial (you know, the old scientific approach: it can’t be true, therefore it isn’t).

One of the earliest investigated cases of an “electric person” was that of Angélique Cottin of La Perière, France. At the age of fourteen a strange condition befell her in which any object she went near would retreat from her, as if pushed, like magnets repelling each other. The mere touch of her hand was enough to send heavy furniture flying away from her. No one could hold down the furniture or stop it wresting from their grasp.

A study group was appointed by the French Academy of Sciences, and a well-known physicist of the day, François Arago, published a report in the journal des débats (February 1846). There is a lengthy translation of this report, entitled The Electrical Girl, published by Popular Science Monthly Volume 6 March 1875.

high voltage syndromeHere is an example of what they observed while studying the phenomenon. Angélique approached a table, which was repelled as soon as it came in contact with her apron. She seated herself upon a chair with her feet resting on the floor, and the chair was thrown violently against the wall, while she was sent in another direction.

This experiment was repeated, over and over. Neither Arago, or Gougin, nor Laugier, also present, could hold the chair immovable, and M. Gougin, seating himself in one-half of it, while the girl occupied the other, was thrown upon the floor as soon as she took possession of it.The episode lasted ten weeks, before the strange manifestations finally ceased.

The Academy concluded it was all a fraud by the slight little girl; apparently she had secret muscle reflexes that allowed her to throw a 100 lb. table or chair across the room, while disguising all movement from the observers! It would have also meant she was stronger than grown men!

Of course as soon as the word “fraud” is uttered, even be it by buffoons of the day, all scientific interest ceases and the eggheads no longer have to trouble their (tiny) minds with the issue.

How Can It Happen?

Each cell in our body can generate a small charge. In his 1988 book electric shock book Dr. Michael Shallis, an Oxford don, describes the case of Mrs. Jacqueline Priest, 22, of Sale Manchester (very close to where I had my UK headquarters).

She registered charges of static electricity more than 10 times the “normal” level. She was able to transmit miniature bolts of lightning, that caused 30 vacuum cleaners and many other domestic appliances to short out or malfunction.

Gould and Pyle, in their monumental Anomalies And Curiosities Of Medicine (1896) mention a six-year-old Zulu boy who gave off intense shocks and was exhibited at Edinburgh in 1882.

Foder, in his Encyclopaedia Of Psychic Science, tells of a baby born at Saint-Urbain, France, in 1869 who badly shocked all who touched him. Luminous rays would shoot from his fingers, and when he died, just nine months old, radiance was observed around his body for several minutes.

In February of 1976, a 12 year old boy named Vyvyan Jones from Henbury, Bristol broke his arm. For two days after his injury, his hair stood straight up on his head and he gave terrible electric shocks to anyone around him.

The television and lights were affected by his high voltage syndrome, flickering constantly until he left the room. Watches were also affected. Vyvyan was able to hold a light bulb in his hand and it would immediately light up. His phenomenon only lasted two days, but was unexplainable.

One of the most remarkable stories (to me) was a piece in Electrical Experimenter (June 1920) in which Dr. JB Ransom, chief physician at Clinton prison, New York, reported 34 convicts suffering from botulinus poisoning.

One had tried to throw away a piece of paper and found it stuck to his hand due to static. Soon all the afflicted inmates were on the same highly charged condition, varying in intensity with the severity of the poisoning. Compasses went wild in their vicinity and metal objects were deflected from their grasp. The effects faded as soon as they recovered.


Then there is the weird case of the “Luminous Woman of Pirano” (a tiny town in what is now Slovenia, on the Adriatic Sea). Anna Morano, aged 42, was an asthma patient. Over a period of several weeks, whenever she slept, a blue glow would be emitted from her breasts.

Dr. Protti from Padua University and a team of five other medical specialists kept a vigil at her bedside and witnessed the amazing phenomenon first hand, taking measurements and some cine film.

Their work demonstrated that the subject doubled her heartbeat and respiratory rate during the brief minutes when the strange glow shone through her body. It was proposed that her sweating caused a luminous bacterium to glow but reports were very clear, her sweating and breathlessness came after the light.

None of the experts had any truly credible explanation for what was observed. Perhaps the best theory was that her weakened condition, due to religious zeal and fasting, increased the sulfides on her blood, which would be capable of glowing in ultraviolet light. But where did the ultraviolet light come from?

It remains a mystery. The effect disappeared after a few weeks and the woman was none the worse for her “affliction”.

Harry Wood Carrington tells of a child who died of acute indigestion. As neighbors prepared the shroud they noticed the body surrounded by a blue glow and radiating heat.

The body appeared to be on fire; efforts to extinguish the luminescence failed, but eventually it faded away. Gould and Pyle in their monumental Anomalies And Curiosities Of Medicine (1896) tell of a woman with cancer of the breast: the light from her body could illuminate the hands of a watch several feet away.

Finally (enough for now), there was a letter to the English Mechanic, dated 24 September 1869, which described the experience of an American woman.

On going to bed, she found that a light was issuing from the upper side of the fourth toe on her right foot. Rubbing made it worse and it spread up her foot. There was a bad odor and she tried washing her foot in soap and water, but it didn’t decrease the glow (thereby rendering glowing bacteria out of the question). The whole phenomenon lasted for three quarters of an hour and was witnessed by her husband.

There have been many other cases of glowing humans. Indeed, they are rather common and may extend to include the halo effect seen around holy figures or those engaged in intense spiritual activity.

Light has been seen streaming from holy priests which lit up a dark cell or whole chapel. There are simply so many of these accounts, they cannot all be dismissed. Don’t forget that we all emit light from our bodies but at a level 1,000 times below the threshold of the eye.

Writing in the online journal PLoS ONE, researchers describe how they imaged volunteers’ upper bodies using ultra-sensitive cameras over a period of several days.

Their results show that the amount of light emitted follows a 24-hour cycle, at its highest in late afternoon and lowest late at night, and that the brightest light is emitted from the cheeks, forehead and neck.

Strangely, the areas that produced the brightest light did not correspond with the brightest areas on thermal images of the volunteers’ bodies.

Pathological Effect

It’s very clear these strange energetic phenomena are not normal, in any sense. In fact they tend to be pathological and mainly afflict sick people. Even Angélique Cottin, the Electrical Girl, was described as sickly and apathetic to an extraordinary degree both in body and mind. This may be the real clue we need.

In the Electric Universe model, we all live in a universe that is flooded with highly charged electrical flows. This current is transformed for us by our galaxy; the galactic electricity is transformed by our Sun; the Sun’s violent energies are transformed Earth herself.

We still live in a sea of such unimaginable electrical energies. As I explained in Virtual Medicine (1999), being on Earth is like living in the heart of an immense dynamo, with its iron core rotating in the Sun’s electric field.

It means that we must all be adapted to this electrical environment. But what if we fall sick; go out of kilter; un-adapt to our electrical environment? Could it not then be that for some individuals it means the electrical energy goes out of control and starts to work these strange manifestations?

I think so and this is certainly the most plausible explanation to date.

Source: Alternative Doctor


“Wild Men” May Be Lurking in North America’s Remote Woodlands
By Micah Hanks

“I thought it was a feral human,” Mike Wooley recalls of the incident, arguably the strangest to occur during his time as an outdoorsmen. “I had heard about them, and done some reading about them.” Recalling the events of that December day in 1981, Wooley soberly tells of something frightening that occurred in the Louisiana backwoods that changed his life.

“It was a beautiful day, a perfect day for a hunt.” Wooley arrived at his deer stand, located down an old logging road in an area he had hunted frequently, and parking his vehicle halfway down the road, he walked to his tree stand, climbed into it, and silently enjoyed the cool air of the day while waiting for signs of game in the area.

After some time, the sound of an animal crashing through the brush caught his attention. Accompanying the sounds had been a small doe, which darted directly toward his stand and nestled beneath it, breathless. Wooley initially thought the tired deer had been chased by a larger potential mate, and waited eagerly for the buck to appear so it could be claimed.

What appeared instead defied every concept of what “should” exist here in Louisiana, or anywhere else.

A tremendous humanoid, covered in short hair, appeared instead, headed directly toward the deer, and Wooley’s tree stand, seemingly unaware of the hunter resting in it above. The figure approached to just a short distance of twenty yards before it stopped and, becoming alert to Wooley’s presence, peered up at him, its face wrenching angrily.

“As far as a Bigfoot, I thought that was something that (only) existed out in California. I thought that was something somebody made up to make money off of.” Contrary to his previous feelings, Wooley watched the thing for several frightened moments, eventually raising his hunting rifle and observing the thing’s face through the scope, though afraid to shoot anything that looked so human.

“The face was too human. The eyelashes, the teeth, the jaw structure, the forehead. The face was light brown, like it had a dark sun tan. But I couldn’t pull the trigger, because something told me this ain’t right. It’s not the right thing to do.”

The thing growled at Wooley in a way that reminded him of a lion’s roar, to which a loud whistle echoed from someplace up the ridge, as though in response. The “wild man” became alert to this, and appeared to respond with a similar whistle, then looked back at Wooley, who by now had chosen to take action. Leaping from the tree stand, he took off up the wagon road, attempting to close the short distance between his truck, and the location where this strange and feral intruder had now begun to pursue him.

Wooley made it to his truck, and turning to fire a warning shot, watched as the wood on a nearby tree splintered only feet away from the approaching man-beast. He then entered his truck and left, watching behind him as a second humanoid emerged from the brush, which joined his initial pursuer to watch him as he sped away from terrifying experience.

If anything, Wooley is lucky to have survived this alleged encounter with something that, if not human, had been remarkably close, but still different enough to arouse confusion about what he had seen, and whether killing it in self-defense would be ethical, or even lawful. Wooley hadn’t been quick to accept the idea of a Bigfoot standing before him, and despite thinking it could have been someone in a costume, had initially questioned whether some kind of “feral human” might have stood before him, upon observing the details of it’s face through the scope on his rifle.

While the idea of Bigfoot–a large, hairy manlike beast purported to exist in the North American wilds–is and has been a popular cultural phenom for the last half century or more, less often is the issue of actual feral humans discussed in relation to supposed Bigfoot encounters. Science does not accept the existence of such creatures as a reality (yet, at least). But on the subject of feral humans existing in remote areas, there may indeed be some compelling, if not frightening supporting data.

In what led to the authorship of the Missing 411 book series, author and retired law enforcement officer David Paulides had begun researching strange disappearances in National Parks (which, it should be noted, he does not view in direct correlation with things like Bigfoot reports, instead taking a more objective, statistical approach to his investigations). However, one of the most compelling cases Paulides began to study early on had been the disappearance of a young boy, Dennis Martin, who vanished from within sight of his father in the summer of 1969 near Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

One of the most striking details of the case (and one which National Park Service documents pertaining to Martin’s disappearance failed to note) had involved a strange observation made shortly after Dennis Martin went missing, a short distance away near the area of Rowans Creek. Mr. Harold Key and his family had been walking a trail in the area looking for wildlife–in particular, any sign of black bears nearby–when they heard “an enormous, sickening scream.” Within moments, Key’s son pointed out a bear nearby, located up the ridge from them. Mr. Key, upon observing the “bear” his son had spotted, determined this to be not a bear, but a “dark figured, rough-looking man” attempting to remain concealed behind a thicket.

The man, which Key didn’t manage to view in clear detail, had purportedly been carrying something over his shoulder; Harold Key, unaware of Dennis Martin’s disappearance earlier that afternoon, supposed that the figure might have been a moonshiner who had trying to hide from them. Upon learning days later of the search for Dennis Martin, Harold Key notified the FBI about what he and his family had seen the same afternoon Dennis went missing.

Dennis Martin was never found, although the footprint of a small boy’s Oxford-style shoe was located a few days after he vanished, and within 3.5 miles of Spence Field, where the Martin family had camped the night before. Several years afterward, an illegal ginseng hunter would come forward, claiming he had found the skull and other remains of a small boy in the same vicinity; however, a search of the area yielded no results so many years after the fact, as the man had feared that he might be arrested for his illegal activity in the area that led him to the discovery.

Still, along with the Oxford print by the nearby Pigeon River, the case of the “rough looking man” had been the other in a pair of leads later cited by retired National Park Ranger Dwight McCarter, which he had wished had been more carefully examined. During meeting between Paulides and McCarter in 2011, the retired Ranger had discussed “wild men” that were known to have lived in the area at the time of the Martin disappearance; however, these were not any sort of “wild creature” apart from mere humans which had made a conscious choice to live off the land. One of these individuals, according to McCarter, had even “worn a bear skin” around his person while trudging through the forest. Is there any connection that could be made between a wild or feral human in the Great Smoky Mountains National Forest, and the disappearance of Dennis Martin?

It should be noted, however, that the purported location of the child’s remains that were observed by the ginseng hunter had been three miles from Spence Field, and in the same direction of the shoe print searchers found by the Pigeon River; the location where Harold Key and his family heard the chilling scream just prior to observing a “rough looking man”, possibly carrying something on his shoulder, had been nine miles from the location. Unfortunately, due to the circumstances of the testimony provided by the ginseng poacher, no success came with subsequent searches for the mystery child’s remains, and thus no hard proof that a body was indeed found in that area can be offered.

The idea of “feral” wild men living off foraging and, at times, theft from hikers and campers in wilderness areas is more common than many would think. In 2013, Caity Weaver wrote an article on this with the rather sensational headline, “Feral, Thieving Mountain Men Keep Emerging from America’s Woods, Unwillingly.” In it, she discussed a pair of arrests of men who had been operating very similar to Dwight McCarter’s mention of “Wild Men” in the Smoky Mountains:

    Early last week, authorities in Utah arrested Troy Knapp, the notorious “Mountain Man” outlaw, who had been robbing and defacing cabins in the southern portion of the state for nearly a decade. Two days later, officers from the Maine Warden Service arrested a legend known to locals as “the backpack burglar,” who had been living alone deep in the woods of Central Maine, burglarizing camps for 27 years.

The latter of these men had existed (unlawfully, mind you) for nearly three decades in Central Maine, an area which,in terms of climate, might present far greater perils than the locations of Wooley’s encounter with a beastly “feral human,” or even that of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the borders on North Carolina and Tennessee. Weaver went on to note of Christopher Knight, Maine’s mystery wild-man, that

    Officers reported that Knight was clean-shaven, wearing a pair of clean jeans and a clean shirt. (His campsite included a makeshift shower protected by firs.) He told police he had spoken to only one other human since 1986: a hiker he encountered on a trail in the mid-1990s with whom he’d exchanged a brief hello… Knight, who offered no explanation as to why he decided to live alone in the woods for 27 years (“He said he frequently asks himself that same question,” said a Maine State Trooper), expressed “shame and remorse” over his burglaries and added that he was relieved to longer be living in solitude. He’s currently in jail on charges of burglary and theft.

Knight obviously didn’t fit the description many would stereotypically append to a purported “feral human” or “wild man,” unlike the mystery man clad in a bear’s skin that Dwight McCarter described to David Paulides. Still, it is interesting to consider the things that might drive a person to live in solitude like this for so long, and of course, the lengths to which they would go to survive. Obviously, theft is a common attribute… and depending on the individual, how much more would it take for the abduction of a small child to take place? Park Rangers had noted that food supplies for creatures like bears had been extremely low in the summer of 1969, with one unhealthy and emaciated bear reportedly released from capture near a feeding plot for deer. Arguably, anything living in the area would have faced the strains of this kind of food shortage; whether or not the culprit had been a bear or not is irrelevant.

To suppose instances of “wild” or feral humans living in remote areas is not intended to undermine the possibility that a creature like Bigfoot might exist. Nor is it offered here as an alternative explanation for things seen by the likes of Mike Wooley and other outdoorsmen who claim having encounters with man-like beasts.

But even for men who seek such monsters, it is hard to deny that in many cases, the most frightening beasts available to the mind are those which walk on two legs; no question over the existence of a Bigfoot is needed just to see the concern this statement entails, and the grim possibilities regarding strange disappearances of people from our National Parks it might suggest.

Source: Mysterious Universe


Beware the "Bermuda Triangle of Space"

It is known as the 'Bermuda triangle of space' and is one of the most dangerous areas of radiation ever encountered.

European researchers today revealed a glimpse into the bizarre radiation zone a few hundred kilometres above the coast of Brazil.

Known as the South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA), it is the point where the Van Allen radiation belts – rings of charged particles that surround Earth – come closest to the planet's surface.

When the belts were discovered in the 1950s, scientists suspected the SAA could pose some risk.

Astronauts' on the space shuttle complained laptop computers would sometimes crash when they passed through the anomaly.

Some spacecraft, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, are even programmed to switch off their delicate instruments as they fly through the area to avoid damage.

The International Space Station has also been given extra shielding to deal with this problem.

Astronauts are also affected by this region, which is said to be the cause of peculiar 'shooting stars' (phosphenes) seen in the visual field of astronauts.

Passing through the South Atlantic Anomaly is also thought to be the reason for the early failures of the Globalstar network's satellites.

Riccardo Campana at the National Institute for Astrophysics in Bologna, Italy, has analysed radiation data from an X-ray-monitoring satellite called BeppoSAX, which was active from 1996 to 2003.

They found that radiation levels in the lower layer of the SAA were much less than in the upper layers.

They also saw that the anomaly is slowly moving westwards.

The team is now designing a space telescope that will orbit through the lower part of the danger zone, which is not well studied.

'Most radiation models used in planning space missions are based on extrapolations from high-latitude, high-inclination observations,' Campana told New Scientist.

'Low-inclination, low altitude Earth orbits (LEO) are of increasing importance for astrophysical satellites, due to their low background environment, the team wrote.

'We study the radiation environment in a LEO (500-600 km altitude, 4 degrees inclination) through the particle background measured by the Particle Monitor (PM) experiment onboard the BeppoSAX satellite, between 1996 and 2002.

'The low-latitude SAA regions are found to have an intensity strongly decreasing with altitude and dependent on the magnetic rigidity. The SAA extent, westward drift and strength vs altitude is shown.'

Source: The Daily Mail


Full Moon Link to Animal Behavior Revealed

According to the latest research, it's not werewolves running amok during full moons—it’s cats and dogs. The new study suggests that pets get into more mischief and are injured more often during certain phases of the lunar cycle, particularly when the moon is fullest.

The study, authored by Raegan Wells, DVM, and her colleagues at Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, revealed a link between an increase in emergency room visits for dogs and cats during days when the moon is at or near its fullest.

Wells said this is the first time the lunar cycle's relationship to emergency veterinary medicine has been studied. The study, titled "Canine and feline emergency room visits and the lunar cycle,” appears in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

The data, compiled from case histories of 11,940 dogs and cats treated at the university's Veterinary Medical Center, indicates that the risk of emergencies on fuller moon days was 23 percent greater in cats and 28 percent greater in dogs when compared with other days. The types of emergencies ranged from cardiac arrest to epileptic seizures and trauma, and the increase was most pronounced during the moon's three fullest stages—waxing gibbous, full and waning gibbous.

"If you talk to any person, from kennel help, nurse, front-desk person to doctor, you frequently hear the comment on a busy night, 'Gee is it a full moon?'" said Wells. "There is the belief that things are busier on full-moon nights."

Of course, superstition alone does not make for good science, but this research indicates that long held belief may be based in fact. But despite the baffling results, Wells doesn't know what sort of connection is at play here.

Modern studies have associated the full Moon with insanity, traffic accidents, increased aggression, unintentional poisonings and absenteeism, and the female menstrual cycle, but many of the connections are thin and vary widely from study to study.

"While the results of our retrospective study indicate that there is an increased likelihood of emergency room visits on the days surrounding a full moon, it is difficult to interpret the clinical significance of these findings," Wells writes.

Historically there has been a widespread belief that a full moon can effect people and animals causing them to act strangely. In fact, the word ‘Lunatic’ came about due to the belief that the Moon can make one mad.

But just what is behind the pet emergency and full moon correlation, however, is not at all clear. One theory is that since there’s more light out, people and their pets may be more likely to be out getting into mischief. So, what does all this mean for pet owners?

"It serves as a good reminder to remain cognizant of your pet's environment and overall health status, and to avoid situations that would put them in harm's way," Wells said.

This advice includes keeping a closer eye on them near the full moon, when their likelihood of injury explicable peaks.

Source: The Daily Galaxy


The Power to Materialize Things

The Christian Bible has a story about Jesus Christ feeding 5,000 people with a few pieces of bread and fish. Not only did they have their fill, but several baskets of leftovers were collected.

This act is considered a miracle in Christianity. Today, the science of parapsychology calls it “materialization,” “producing something out of nothing.”

Stage magicians and illusionists, like the world-renowned David Copperfield, can make birds appear out of nowhere and even make a live elephant disappear in front of a large crowd. But they do these by sleight-of-hand, illusion or trickery.

I have personally seen cases of materialization that are not products of illusion or trickery. One involved Sri Lankan spiritual guru Swami Premananda. He just moves his hand, palm down, in the air. When he turns his palm up, a statue of a Hindu god, or crucifix or anything suddenly appears on it.

He has done this countless of times before various audiences. I’ve also seen video tapes of more spectacular materializations performed by the Indian guru Swami Satya Sai Baba.

Strict scientific observations have been done by western investigators on these two spiritual teachers with extraordinary psychic powers. No one has ever proved that any one of them is performing trickery. They were genuine materializations.

Our world-famous Filipino faith healers and psychic surgeons are also able to materialize things. But what they materialize are diseased tissues or flesh and blood, not birds or elephants. They also materialize objects inserted into victims’ bodies through sorcery or black magic, such as broken glass, cockroaches, nails, egg shells, hair, plastic ropes, etc.

How is materialization done? There are different ways of doing this. One is through sheer mental power.

A person must be able to visualize in very clear and vivid detail the object he wishes to materialize. He must be able to see, feel, taste, smell and hear the object. He must also have a strong desire or intention to make that object appear physically in front of him. And he must be able to slow down his brain waves to the Delta level (almost zero to four cycles per second) without falling asleep. These are the conditions for materialization to take place.

In the late ’80s, I observed a poor man named Estong materialize coins from his mouth on the streets of Edsa Central in Mandaluyong City. Bus and jeepney drivers would give him, for example, 25-centavo coins. He would put the coin in his empty mouth and when he opened it, a one-peso coin had replaced the 25-centavo coin.

Others are able to materialize things with the help of some spirit helpers or guides and not just through their mental powers. These people are able to get such spirits to do their bidding.

Materialization need not be immediate or instantaneous, like what Swami Premananda or Swami Sai Baba does. It can be over a period of time. But the result is the same eventually, namely, the sudden physical appearance of something desired.

For example, a housewife one afternoon wanted to eat a banana but it was not being sold nearby. After a while, that same afternoon, somebody knocked on her door, a banana vendor. He said it was not his usual route. Isn’t this a case of materialization, too?

There are many examples of this type of materialization in daily life. A boy wishing to have a particular toy receives it as a gift, although he told no one about it. A lowly employee wanting to own an expensive camera he couldn’t afford suddenly gets one from a cousin who unexpectedly arrives from Saudi Arabia.

A regular reader of this column sent me recently a text message saying, on many occasions, what she had in mind would just come to her or would be offered to her without her telling anybody about it.

If one argues that only God can make miracles, like making things appear out of nowhere, tell him that Jesus Christ himself said in the Bible: (John 14:12) “All the works that I have done you can do, and much more than these.”

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

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