Month: October 2006

Terence McKenna on Hallucinogens and Culture


Video: Terence McKenna on Hallucinogens and Culture with Jeffrey Mishlove


TERENCE McKENNAHALLUCINOGENS AND CULTURE: Hallucinogenic substances have been instrumental in the foundation of many aspects of our cultural heritage. In this challenging program, McKenna suggests ways in which hallucinogenic plants have been associated with spiritual traditions in ancient India, in the Amazon and in medieval Europe.

Source:
http://www.thinking-allowed.com/2tmckenna.html

Lady Loses Sense of Taste & Smell After Using Cold Medicine


Zicam causes loss of taste and smellABC7 in Denver, Colorado brought media attention to the potential side effects of Zicam when it reported on a station employee who lost her sense of smell after using Zicam to treat a cold. The employee was diagnosed with anosmia, a condition that likely will result in the permanent loss of her sense of smell.

The station received an outpouring of user feedback following its report. ABC7 reported that within a week of running the story, they already had received 80 reports from people injured by zinc nasal spray. Most of those experiencing serious side effects had used Zicam. The others had used Cold Eeze.

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‘Terror Storm’ Documentary by Alex Jones


Alex Jones' latest film covers in detail the proven history of government sponsored terrorism, and focuses on the 7/7 London bombings and 9/11.

Throughout history, criminal elements inside governments have carried out terror attacks against their own populations as a pretext to enslave them. TerrorStorm reveals how, in the last hundred years, Western leaders have repeatedly murdered their own citizens while posing as their saviors.

In TerrorStorm you will discover that September 11th, the attacks of 7/7 in London, and many other terrorist events were self-inflicted wounds. You will witness British Special Forces troops caught in the act of staging terror attacks in Iraq and see official US government documents laying out plans to hijack passenger planes by remote control. You will learn how the Reichstag fire, the Gulf of Tonkin, and the US-backed Iranian coup of 1953 are all interconnected false-flag terror events.

This powerful documentary explores the mindset of the average brainwashed Westerner. It delves deeply in to the systems of control which have been scientifically-crafted to imprison their minds and keep their eyes closed to the realities of the world around them.

Related Links:
http://www.infowars.com
http://www.prisonplanet.tv
http://infowars-shop.stores.yahoo.net/teascsyed.html

Alan Watts Audio Lecture MP3 Downloads


Alan WattsAlan Wilson Watts (January 6, 1915 – November 16, 1973) was a philosopher, writer, speaker, and expert in comparative religion. He wrote over twenty-five books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, consciousness and the pursuit of happiness, relating his experience to scientific knowledge and to the teachings of Eastern and Western religions or philosophies (Zen Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Hinduism). Beyond this, he was sensitive to certain new leanings in the West, and was in a position to be a proponent for certain shifts in attitudes regarding society, the natural world, lifestyles, and aesthetics. Alan Watts was a well-known autodidact. He was best known as an interpreter and popularizer of Asian philosophies.

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Mythology, Prophecy, Time & Psychedelics


Post-Modern Prophecy: Urgent Myths for Urgent Times? A dialogue between authors Daniel Pinchbeck and Douglas Rushkoff....

Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of "Breaking Open the Head" (Broadway Books), and "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl" (Tarcher/Penguin). His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Wired, The Village Voice, Arthur, and many other publications. www.breakingopenthehead.com

Douglas Rushkoff's titles include "Cyberia", "Media Virus", "Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism", "Coercion" (winner of the Marshall Mcluhan Award), and Get Back in the Box. The first collection of his Bible-based comic book, "Testament", came out this year from DC/Vertigo. www.rushkoff.com

Part 1 of 4 - 27 min 24 sec - Oct 7, 2006

Part 2 of 4 - 28 min 22 sec - Oct 8, 2006

Part 3 of 4 - 29 min 28 sec - Oct 9, 2006

Spiral Media in Motion / David Lanphier Jr.

Sources:
http://www.key23.net/content/post/586
Part 1 of 4 on Google Video
Part 2 of 4 on Google Video
Part 3 of 4 on Google Video

Related Links:
http://www.rushkoff.com
http://www.breakingopenthehead.com
http://newyorkmetro.com/news/imperialcity/21697/index.html
Daniel Pinchbeck and the New Psychedelic Elite - Rolling Stone Article
Breaking Open the Head by Daniel Pinchbeck
2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck
Cyberia by Douglas Rushkoff
Media Virus by Douglas Rushkoff
Nothing Sacred: The Truth About Judaism by Douglas Rushkoff
Coercion by Douglas Rushkoff
Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out by Douglas Rushkoff
Testament by Douglas Rushkoff

Templar Knights and the Origin of Unlucky Friday the 13th


Templar knights from a contemporary woodcut
Templar knights from a contemporary woodcut

 

The Knights Templars Arrested (1307): Unlucky 13?
It was on this date, October 13, 1307 — and presumably on a Friday — that King Philip IV (”the Fair”) of France arrested all of the Templar Knights. The religious order had been the subject of rumors of blasphemy and irreligious practices, but in fact the Knights of the Temple of Solomon or (from their logo) the Red Cross Knights, were “just brutal, pious, simple-minded men,” who became wealthy and corrupt as soon as the Church showered blessings and money on the order.

Cross of the Templar Knights

The Templars were formed after the First Crusade as a body of knights charged with prosecuting the crusades, and with living morally upright lives in the service of their church. So unpopular was that second qualification in the Middle Ages that the core of the Templars was only nine knights. The number slowly increased until, in 1128, they were incorporated as a monastic order with the usual three vows. By 1200, they were so rich and loose in morals that a contemporary jibe for heavy drinking was “He drinks like a Templar.” Their wealth increased through the same ruse the Jews used to circumvent the Church law against lending money at interest — the original meaning of usury. The party only came to an end when the Templars became so corrupt and so powerful that Philip, at the urging of Pope Clement V, had to extinguish them.

The leaders were tortured into confessing impiety and sodomy in their houses and, although the method is not conducive to extracting truth, it is clear that the practices were rampant. The methods were standard: “The feet of the accused were oiled and fired, splinters were driven under their toe- and finger-nails, weights were tied to their genital organs, and so on,” says McCabe. “Some underwent torture six or seven times. A large number, including the Grand Master [Jacques DeMolay] and three other leading Masters, confessed and were burned alive.” - Joseph McCabe, A Rationalist Encyclopædia, 1948.

The popular legend that the end of the Templars took place on a Friday the 13th, and that that is the origin of the bad luck associated with the day, is just as fabulous as that it arose from the 13 Christian apostles (including the traitor Judas) at the Last Supper. The legend of Loki crashing a banquet of 12 Norse revelers in Valhalla was another, later, turn on the fable. But although there are some references to Friday being unlucky in Geoffrey Chaucer’s time (14th century: “And on a Friday fell all this mischance”), there appears to be no reliable reference to the unluckiness of Friday the 13th before the 1800s.

In the Gregorian calendar, the 13th is slightly more likely to fall on a Friday than on any other day of the week, and any month beginning on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th, but rational thinkers ignore the superstition. Still, Paraskevidekatriaphobia, or fear of Friday the 13th, seems common enough to be the reason many people will skip work, refuse to travel, and not start anything new on that day — and why some buildings have no 13th floor and Room 13 often disappears. Is there something to the superstition? We might remember the troubles in 1970 during the flight of Apollo 13.

But Friday the 13th is considered unlucky only in Western, Christian-dominated cultures: there is no such superstition in Asia or the Islamic world. The superstition can be a self-fulfilling prophecy, people will engage in what logicians call “confirmation bias” when bad things happen on a day you already believe is bad. When Philip the Fair decided to arrest and torture and burn the Templars on this day in 1307, he had back of him no tradition of bad luck or good luck associated with the 13th day of the month — but it was unfortunate for about one hundred Christians!

Source:
Ronald Bruce Meyer, The Voice Man

Related Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar

Alex Jones Interview on Jeff Rense October 2, 2006


Rense interviews Alex Jones: Discusses Charitable Organization Corruption, Orwellian Police State, Fascist Bills, Human Trafficking, Child Sex Slavery, Government Prostitution Bordelous, Starwars, Resistance and Much More!

Jeff Rense has granted complete permission to make his Alex Jones interview fully available free of charge. Please listen to this very powerful and explosive Rense interview of Alex Jones from October 2, 2006.

"While Bush has declared openly the dictatorship and police state, NWO TV will have little to say about the reality of it. We are a conquered nation, as I have told you. Thus, I was able to interpret things accordingly. Thus, everything makes sense to you, while the rest of America is confused and disoriented but highly disturbed."

Download MP3:
Part 1: www.illuminatiarchives.org/musings/audio/rense_jones_100206.mp3
Part 2: www.illuminatiarchives.org/musings/audio/rense_jones_100206_2.mp3

Sources:
http://rense.com/general73/listen.htm
http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=16552

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http://rense.com/
http://www.infowars.com
http://www.prisonplanet.tv
http://www.prisonplanet.com
http://rense.com/general73/uod.htm
http://rense.com/general73/erch.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orwellian

CIA Drug Trafficking


WATCH THE BANNED "MENA CONNECTION" DOCUMENTARY: Pat Matrisciana, Citizens for an Honest Government, Inc., Integrity Films; and Jeremiah Films also released a 1996 video titled Obstruction of Justice: The Mena Connection. This film claimed Jay Campbell and Kirk Lane, both law enforcement officers, were connected to the murder of two teenage boys, Kevin Ives and Don Henry. Supposedly these two officers killed the teenagers when they came across a cocaine smuggling ring in Mena, Arkansas Clinton was tied to. The two officers sued against the false claims and Judge C. Arlen Beam of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the officers in an in-depth 26 page decision.

GNN PRESENTS: CRACK THE CIA A documentary on the CIA's involvement in illegal drug trafficking and smuggling of cocaine and heroin. "The CIA has gone into the drug trade and is trying to take over the government..."

CIA Contributes To The Creation Of The Crack Epidemic

Sources:
http://www.guerrillanews.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_Chronicles

The New 12 Planets and Zecharia Sitchin


12 PlanetsAs you may have heard already there is a new proposal to increase our solar system from 9 planets to 12. With the proposal the new planets in order from the sun would be Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Charon, and the provisionally named 2003 UB313 dubbed Xena by Michael Brown of the California Institute of Technology.

People have been talking about a 10th planet for some time. Remeber the whole Planet X thing? Is Xena Planet X?

Planet X:
Planet X is a large hypothetical planet with an orbit beyond that of Neptune. The X mentioned in the name represents an "unknown", as opposed to the Roman numeral for ten; at the time of its conception there were only eight known planets in the solar system. Its existence, first as a ninth planet, then, after 1930, as a tenth, and once again a ninth planet after Pluto was reclassified in 2006, was postulated on the basis of apparent discrepancies in the orbits of the gas giants, especially those of Uranus and Neptune. Those discrepancies have largely been resolved by modern measurement, removing the basis for Planet X.

Although Pluto was discovered as a result of the search for Planet X, it is not considered Planet X. Nor is Scattered Disc Object object Eris, even though it was at one point considered for reclassification as a planet under a proposal outlined by the International Astronomical Union (see 2006 redefinition of planet). - Wikipedia

Is Xena Nibiru?
Some fringe authors believe that the obsevations of ancient astronomers provide proof that Niribu is an actual planet or brown dwarf in our solar system. These claims are for the most part dismissed as fringe or pseudoscience by the mainstream scientific communities of archaeology and astronomy.

According proponents such as Zecharia Sitchin and Burak Eldem, the Nibiru appearing in Sumerian records correctly referres to a large planetary body. Their research proposes that it possesses a highly elliptical, 3630-year orbit. Such a planet would be approximately in the same orbit as 2000 CR105.

According to his theories of Sumerian cosmology, Nibiru was the twelfth member in the solar system family of planets (which includes 10 planets, the Sun, and the Moon). Its catastrophic collision with Tiamat, a planet that was between Mars and Jupiter, would have formed the planet Earth and the asteroid belt and comets. It was the home of a technologically advanced human-like alien race Anunnaki of Sumerian myth, who, Sitchin claims, survived and later came to Earth, in keeping with the ancient astronaut theory, of which Sitchin was an ardent proponet. According to Sitchin, they subsequently genetically engineered our species, originally as slave animals to work in their gold mines, by crossing their genes with those of Homo erectus. His claims are roundly dismissed by the serious scientific community as bad science in light of the lack of inexplicable alien DNA in our genetic code.

Sitchin says some sources speak about the same planet, possibly being a brown dwarf star and still in a highly elliptic orbit around the Sun, with a perihelion passage some 3,600 years ago and assumed orbital period of about 3,600 to 3,760 years or 3,741 years. Sitchin attributes these figures to astronomers of the Maya civilization. However, scientists argue that a planet with such an orbit would eventually either develop a circular orbit or fly off into space and overwhelmingly consider Sitchin's claims to be pseudoscience. A brown dwarf with a period of 3,760 years would be clearly evident through infrared and gravitational observations. - Wikipedia

Zecharia Sitchin:
Zecharia Sitchin - the 12th planetAccording to Sitchin's interpretation of Sumerian cosmology, there is a hypothetical planet which follows a long, elliptical orbit, reaching the inner solar system every 3,600 years, called Nibiru (the planet associated with Marduk in Babylonian cosmology). Nibiru collided catastrophically with Tiamat, a hypothetical planet that was between Mars and Jupiter, would have formed the planet Earth, the asteroid belt, and comets. Tiamat, as outlined in the Enûma Elish, is a goddess. According to Sitchin, however, Tiamat may have been what we now know as Earth that, when struck by one of planet Nibiru's moons, broke it into two separate pieces. On a second pass Nibiru itself struck the broken pieces and one half of Tiamat became what is now known as the asteroid belt. The second half, being struck again by one of Nibiru's moons, was pushed into a new orbit and created today's planet Earth. Although most scientists argue that the scenario is impossible, Sitchin's supporters argue that it would explain how the Earth's continents were divided and would also explain why the Earth is layered in sediments.

According to Sitchin, Nibiru was the home of a technologically advanced human-like extraterrestrial race, called the Anunnaki in Sumerian myth who were called the Nephilim in the Bible. He claims that they first arrived on Earth probably 450,000 years ago, looking for minerals, especially gold, which they found and mined in Africa. These "gods" of the Anunnaki were the rank and file workers of the colonial expedition to earth from planet Nibiru, known later as Marduk by the Babylonians. Sitchin believes that the Anunnaki genetically engineered Homo sapiens as slave animals to work in their gold mines by crossing extraterrestrial genes with those of Homo erectus. Sitchin claims that ancient inscriptions report that human civilization in Sumer of Mesopotamia was set up under the tutelage of these "gods" and human kingship was inaugurated to serve as a go-betweens between the Anunnaki and man. Sitchin proposes that fallout from nuclear weapons used during a war between separate factions of the extraterrestrials is the "evil wind" that destroyed Ur around 2000 BCE, as recorded in the Lament for Ur.[1] Sitchin claims that his research coincides with many biblical texts and that the biblical texts come originally from the Sumerian writings of their history.

In a recently published book, entitled 2012: Appointment With Marduk, Turkish researcher Burak Eldem presented a new theory suggesting an orbital period of 3,661 for the planet Nibiru and positing a "return date" in the year AD 2012. According to Eldem's theory, 3,661 is one-seventh of 25,627, which is the total time span of "Five World Ages" according to the Mayan Long Count Calendar. The last orbital passage of Marduk, he adds, was in 1649 BCE and caused great catastrophes on earth, including the Thera eruption. Sitchin has recently put forth his own date for the next passage of Nibiru in the year 2085, but the date most talked about is 2012 which marks the end of the Maya calendar. - Wikipedia

Download Zecharia Sitchin MP3 audio files:
art bell (1998 11 24) - zecharia sitchin - the cosmic code.mp3
zacharia sitchin - annunaki are fallen angels.mp3

Books by Sitchin:
The 12th Planet (The Earth Chronicles 1)
The Stairway to Heaven (Earth Chronicles 2)
The Wars of Gods and Men (Earth Chronicles 3)
The Lost Realms (Earth Chronicles 4)
When Time Began (Earth Chronicles 5)
The End of Days: Armageddon and Prophesies of the Return
The Lost Book of Enki: Memoirs and Prophecies of an Extraterrestrial God
Genesis Revisited

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_X
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zecharia_Sitchin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nibiru_(hypothetical_planet)
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/060816_planet_definition.html

Related Links:
http://www.sitchin.com
http://www.meta-religion.com/Astronomy/Planets/12_planets.htm