Blog

Those who cannot remember the past…

Added January 14th, 2008 to Uncategorized

are condemned to repeat it. We all have heard this, and, of course, it is true. It is also true that those who remember the past too well are condemned to go on fighting the same battles for 4000 years (or more). When history is remembered with absolute accuracy, old injuries are never forgotten. We see this happening in the Middle East and Africa. Tribe

Sheldrake’s Sense of Being Stared At

Added January 8th, 2006 to Uncategorized

Over the years I have been following Rupert Sheldrake’s experiments on the sense of being stared at with interest. I asked him today about the following two questions: 1. Power of the stare: I was wondering if you had tried a variation on the classic staring experiment where the starer varies the strength of the stare. I would use the same basic experimental design, but

It’s All in the Wetware

Added November 28th, 2005 to Uncategorized

From Recovering the Ancient Magic by Max Freedom Long p. 230: “The physical brain is a better vehicle for thinking and remembering than is the vehicle of either a spirit unihipili oruhane — this, as proved repeatedly by the inferior memory or reason exhibited at seances.” We’re all here for the wetware.. and maybe the bodies, too.

Three Kinds of Kahunas

Added November 24th, 2005 to Uncategorized

Kahunas are the magic workers on the Hawaiian Islands. According to Max Freedom Long in Recovering the Ancient Magic there are three groups of kahunas. 1. Various kinds of mediums, few of which ever accomplish any results of value. 2. A group using the lesser magic. Better than psychologists in the West, but not all that great. 3. Those who can use the powers on

Giving Back the Apple from the Garden of Eden

Added November 23rd, 2005 to Uncategorized

I wonder what God was thinking when He put the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden. Then He said don’t eat its fruit. Then He let the tempter convince his creation to try the fruit. I think that’s what He really wanted us to do, but He was kind enough to give us the choice. And what have

Rupert Sheldrake and the Sense of Being Stared At

Added November 22nd, 2005 to Uncategorized

If you haven’t read about Rupert Sheldrake’s set of experiments on staring, you should. Here’s a link to his site: http://www.sheldrake.org/ I recently saw another attack on his experiments in Richard Shermer’s column in the Scientific American. http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=00022BBF-C300-1353-830083414B7FFE9F Many people are quick to point out that the experiments have been replicated many times — just as scientific protocol demands. Objections have been taken into account

Martyrs and the 72 Virgins

Added November 21st, 2005 to Uncategorized

A brief thought for all those who seek shortcuts to the pleasures of heaven. The Koran’s promise of 72 virgins for martyrs of Islam may be true. What the leaders fail to tell the faithful is that, being heaven, the virgins remain virgins…forever. For a more scholarly take on the issue you might look at http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,631357,00.html If you get bored, at least skip to the