Subquantum Kinetics theory - amazon review

Over this last year, I've read several books by Dr Paul LaViolette, including Earth Under Fire and Secrets of Anti-Gravity Propulsion, as well as viewing some interesting talks with him on youtube. I find his work and his theories fascinating, not only because they take a fresh look at some very important matters in physics and ancient history, but also because he is a very well-qualified physicist and engineer. This makes his ideas and theories worth considering because they come from someone who definitely knows a lot about his subject.

In truth, I've balked at reading Dr LaViolette's book 'Subquantum Kinetics: A Systems Approach to Physics & Cosmology: 3rd Edition', as it looked pretty heavy going. I do not have a physics or mathematics degree and so I can zonk out if too many equations appear on the page… but I have ordered a copy and I will read it and review it here because I think it's important. What triggered my change of mind was this review on by 'Amazon customer Ian' [I've added my own comments in italicised brackets]: Read More... - progress report

Here's the latest progress with the strange situation regarding my website ''. The situation is… that it hasn't changed; it's still strange. There's been no response to my request for clarification from the web hosting provider. Neither has there been any progress in my request to transfer the domain name to another provider. I asked a unix administrator friend of mine to check if I'd made any mistakes with my investigations. He examined my data, conducted the trace routes, digs and whois with me, and confirmed that yes, my website is now associated with an IP address owned by a US cyber-defence contractor. Although I do have a computer science degree, I wanted a second opinion and he was happy to help. To be honest, after finding out who owned the IP address, he seemed remarkably disinterested in investigating further, but he probably thought he'd done enough work as a friendly favour! ;-)

I'll keep trying to move the website to an IP that I do seem to have control over. If I make any progress, I'll post the news on this blog.

Dean Radin 'Real Magic' book review

I've reviewed several of Dr Radin's books over the years, including 'Entangled Minds', 'The Noetic Universe' and 'Supernormal'. All of his books, that I've read, pretty much follow the same path. Dr Radin discusses an aspect of ESP unique to the book, such as magic, meditation, siddhis, remote viewing etc, and then supplies a lot of painstakingly thorough scientific experiments showing that ESP is real. This is all good, although it can get a bit dull reading the same category of experiments repeatedly.

Dr Jahn's new book 'Margins of Reality' also covers this area, and although it's important to publish such findings, it isn't exactly page-turning prose. That said, it is an interesting guide to how magic was actually science, for a very long time, during a period when wise minds on Earth were fully aware that minds shaped reality and not the other way around. Isaac Newton, for example, was a 'magician' first and a scientist second, at least in terms of the hours he spent on those two subjects. Radin also makes it clear in the book that we all have the potential to do astonishing mental acts, phenomena generally described as 'magic' or more accurately 'siddhis', if we make enough effort and spend enough time focussing our minds. Wearing a cloak and hat and growing a long beard is purely optional.

For anyone who's never read anything by Dr Radin, I do recommend Real Magic. For those who have read most of his books, it's still good but be prepared for some repetition.

Richard Manning on catastrophic agriculture

Here's a very interesting interview with the writer and environmentalist Richard Manning. In the interview, Richard talks at length about agriculture, its historical origins and the effects it's had on the environment, our planet and ourselves. He has lots to say and makes some very good points, especially the fact that agriculture is effectively anti-nature.

Agriculture is a brutal use of the natural environment to create single crops, usually ones that are carbohydrate or starch based. The clearing of land and the ploughing of the soil erodes and denudes the soil, eventually causing dustbowls, run off, desertification and other habitat collapses. Agriculture is also a system which benefits a few (the owners of the grain) and stunts everyone else (the agricultural labourers). Compared to hunter-gatherers, which have a varied and healthy diet, agricultural communities consist mostly of malnourished people crippled by their diet and the back-breaking labour of ploughing, sowing and reaping. As Jim Marrs said in one of his books, no sane humans who switch from hunter-gathering to farming; It's like going from freedom to chained slavery. The only way humans would have made the switch is if they were forced to make the switch.

I don't agree with everything Richard Manning says in the interview. For example, scientific papers in well-regarded journals have pointed out that the extensive and very specific genetic changes required to turn Homo Habilis into Homo Sapiens cannot possibly have occurred in the time-frame stated in the text books. There are only two solutions to solve that conundrum; humans have been around far, far longer than the official figures (currently 200,000 years) or they did not evolve naturally from Homo Habilis. In other words, we are a hybrid creation.

Apart from that, I fully agreed with most of what Richard said and I definitely recommend the video, although you might find it drags a little after the first half hour.


'The scientist, the madman, the thief and their lightbulb' book review

One interesting thing to do, nowadays, is to find a second-hand book from an earlier era and see how different it is from the publications sold to us nowadays. What's more, I don't think we have to go back that far to see some significant changes. For example, the book I'm reviewing in this blog post, Keith Tutt's book 'The Scientist, the Madman, the Thief and their Lightbulb' was first published in 2001. That's not very long ago but it felt like a long time when I read a review on its back cover by the New Scientist magazine. It said the following:

'the inventors… could hardly have asked for a better intercessor than Tutt. His vivid, level-headed and engrossing commentary is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.'

I'm not sure that the New Scientist would be so positive in its view now, since Tutt's book talks extensively about inventors, scientists and engineers who developed new forms of energy creation that don't fit the official scientific view. Their creations were powered by zero-point energy (allegedly), cold fusion (allegedly), free energy from high-voltage, high-charge devices and other seemingly exotic sources. As a formerly avid reader of the New Scientist, I developed a good understanding of its trends and where science journalism in Britain generally was going. As a result, I'd be surprised if they gave the book such a positive review now.

The Garden of Eden unmasked

The Garden of Eden story in Genesis is a very famous tale. In brief, God puts the first two humans, Adam and Even, in a paradise garden, where there is a tree they’ve been told not to eat from:

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” - Genesis 2:15

The Serpent encourages Eve to eat the forbidden fruit of that tree, even though she’s initially reluctant. She points out to the Serpent that it’ll kill her. The serpent replies:

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” - Genesis 3:4

Eve eats the fruit and likes what she’s eaten. She persuades Adam to eat from it. The fruit awakens them to the knowledge that they are naked. God is angry at the Serpent and Adam and Even and banishes them from the Garden.

Many, many of us read this story as children, but some of us must have thought it a bit odd. Questions that leapt into my mind were: ‘what sort of crazy god is that? What kind of a God would put two people in a garden and say ‘eat whatever you like but don’t eat from that tree ‘cos it’ll kill you,’ when, in fact, all it did was make one embarrassed about nudity? What’s more, why on earth would a supposedly compassionate god banish two people because they ate a fruit that made them not want to be starkers? To be honest, the Biblical Garden of Eden story is plain weird. It feels like a messed-up, third-hand story that suffers from a serious bout of Chinese Whispers.

It’s therefore very interesting that there exists an ancient text that gives a different and much more logically consistent version of the Garden of Eden story. The text is known as the Secret Testament of John or the Apocryphon of John. It is an ancient text, probably from the century after Christ's death. It is at least as old as the gospels of the New Testament, most of which were written at least a century after Christ's death, but unlike them, it was not chosen by Bishop Iraneus to form the New Testament. Instead, the early Roman Catholic Church tried to destroy it. Fortunately, a few copies survived.

Here’s the Apocryphon of John’s version of the Garden of Eden story: Read More...

Robert Monroe 'Journeys out of the Body' book review

There aren’t many books in European and North American Literature that explore and discuss how a person’s spirit and mind might actually leave their body. There seem to be three possible reasons for this. Firstly, that such an ability is impossible. Secondly, that it is possible but no one has achieved it or thirdly, that it is possible, many people can achieve it but no one's allowed to talk about it. This third possibility does fit with our history. In the last two-thousand years, the institutions that dominated us, in particular the Catholic Church, have regarded any investigation of non-physical behaviour as witchcraft. Anyone who practiced such witchcraft faced the punishment of excruciating death.

The medieval and Renaissance periods of such intolerance were followed by our current period, beginning roughly in the eighteenth century. This period has been better in some ways for us, simply because our major religions don’t burn investigators at the stake. But it has also been worse in another way because our secular, scientific establishment, who supposedly really understands how the universe works, keeps telling everyone that non-physical phenomena, such as spirits, ghosts, astral travel, telepathy etc are impossible. Because of this, anyone who might be able to 'astrally travel' would still think twice about talking about it, both from a religious and secular perspective.

But in fact, scientific evidence clearly shows that 'astral travel' is possible. All living creatures must exist as non-physical minds, with spirit bodies, ones that positively influence their physical bodies, because this is the only way that Life can exist. This is because Life always increases organisation in the universe. This magical phenomena is in direct opposition to entropy, which should govern all physical matter in the universe. Therefore, the only way to resolve this Life-Entropy paradox is to conclude that there is a non-physical, organising presence positively influencing all living things. Without an organising influence originating from outside physical reality, Life would collapse in the face of entropy’s disorganising effect. For more on that subject, do please check out my book, 'how science shows…' and my influence idea article. Read More...

Revelations, Noah and the Great Flood

Just a quick note to say that I've added a new article to the anomalies section, entitled 'Revelations and Noah'. The article puts forward the idea that the Book of Revelations in the Bible is not an apocalyptic tale about our future, described by God. Instead, it is an apocalyptic tale about our ancient past, described by Noah. I originally described this idea in my first self-published book, 'The Golden Web: Part 1' but I though it would be good to put it on this website for anyone to read.

The trigger for this update was a very interesting video on YouTube. The video explains new evidence that the Younger Dryas Impact Event, when our planet was hit by at least one size-able meteorite in 10,500 BC, really did occur. The theory has been controversial for years and attempts have been made to destroy it completely as a theory but fortunately, people are still working on it. Here's the video: