With author Lynn Russell
Are we, in some unexplainable manner, 100% aware of this final journey we take in the moment death is medically declared? Or is it just the mind playing tricks with you?
Traditionally, death has been determined by the medical profession using basic methods. These methods took the form of using either a heart or lung functioning criteria for death. To declare ones death, physicians would ‘feel for the pulse, listen for breathing, hold a mirror before the nose to test for condensation, and looked to see if the pupils were fixed.
But, as medical technology developed, a gap began to form between traditional cardiopulmonary standards and our conceptions of death. The spirit world became both an accepted fact for many and a topic for myriad scientific researchers.
I am your host Maria Anna van Driel… and you’re listening to “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet” and this week I am speaking with the author of “The Wonder of Your” Lynn Kathleen Russell about if Near death and Out of Body Experiences are our connection with this vast space we have become familiar with as, the universe.
By Maria Anna van Driel
Parapsychologists. What comes to mind first when hearing this term? Correct! A bunch of crazy people who asking for research funding to proof the existence of white, free flying, bedding having an intelligence and mind-reading while looking into a piece of glass for instance. And all because they “think” that all that lies just outside the reach of our (familiar) visible spectrum is…real.
Throughout history, people have reported events that seem to violate the common sense view of space and time. Some psychologists have been at the forefront of investigating these phenomena with sophisticated research protocols and theory, while others have devoted much of their careers to criticizing the field.
It is unfortunate to see that too many are still expressing their doubts and thus instantly rejecting the authenticity of this field of research. I wonder why that is? Are you really that afraid of the possibility that, for instance, mental events might influence physical objects at a distance? Or that someone can read your diary while not physically being present?
Let me ask you a reasonable question; do you believe in God? I mean, do you accept the “evidence“ provided by a priest blindly when he or she is telling you that they are special because God is speaking through him or her and that you are not able to do this? Why is that…does a priest have a special gift or some kind of “telepathic super power“?
Another question that comes to mind is, mainstream science labels Near-Death-Experiences as nonsense or pseudoscience. But when we place those same people in a church, they listen to the biblical story of Jesus Christ rising from the death which, according to the bible, was witnessed by several people at the same time. Not to mention Lucifer or the behaviours and actions of all the other myriad angles and demons what is so fearful described in the holy writings. Were these events, noted down on papyrus and vellums, all the fantasies of people experiencing heat stroke or had they eaten a little too much monatomic gold?
Anyway, it is truly remarkable to see that many accept the words echoing through a church, but demand cold, hard data, which should provide irrefutable evidence for its (non) existence, when similar words are coming from someone who is not wearing a cassock. I assume that these same people are listening a bit too much to this minority group of…um, well, “parapsychology-deniers“. Do they have some special veto power(s) that they can impose on the majority?
No, I am neither attacking religion of accepted science in any form. I am only stating that many of the unexplainable events, historical or not, are not approached with an open-mind and contains this infamous layer of negativity what is better known as…taboo.
Did you know that the word “taboo“ implies that investigating the topic is strictly forbidden and that anyone who dares to defy the taboo can expect severe punishment?
However, even though it is fact that mainstream science tends not to take parapsychology seriously and saying that if parapsychology has not won a widespread acceptance, because of the faults within the subject itself rather than alleged bigotry on the part of scientists and that it seems to exist mainly in the minds of parapsychology believers, it is not “proof” for acting irrational and rejecting the claims made.
If you can accept Einstein’s or Tesla’s thoughts concerning time travel than why is it so hard to acknowledge that there is a legit truth in what has been criticized by some in the mainstream science?
As always, I leave it up to you whether it is all real or not. But I think we shouldn’t sweep the possibility that parapsychologists are on to something, under the rug.[Top]
With Nick Howe and Andy Wilson
Hauntings, EVP’s and Mystical Visions; how does our brain translate this and what is the ‘the-new-house’ effect?
Even though a national daily newspaper reported in July 2015 that 82% of Britons believe in the supernatural, 68% say they have experienced a supernatural event and 56% have had some sort of contact from a bereaved loved one… many are still holding a skeptical view on the scientific research conducted in order to search for a plausible explanation of what these paranormal events really are.
I am your host Maria Anna van Driel… and you’re listening to “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet”. This week I am welcoming back two dedicated and trained by the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena, UK-en paranormal investigators, Nick Howe and Andy Wilson whose view is that a more rational approach has to be taken, one which respects the client’s opinions and privacy.
Together with their team PRI-UK, Nick and Andy are gathering evidence and trying to make sense of what still lies beyond the borders of the unexplained and share the opinion that, despite the wide spread belief, some scientific fields lacks a broad minded approach to the paranormal and generally rejects the idea that these unexplained events could occur.
I believe these events are not just your mind playing tricks on you. In fact, there might actually be a scientific explanation for things like ghosts, demonic hauntings, and even shadow people.[Top]
British Journalist and Media Commentator Nick Pope Weighs In
By Maria Anna van Driel, www.nexttruth.com
Since the dawn of civilization humanity pondered over the question of where we, as a species, will go and what will happen when we get there. But it was not until the 19th century that we realized that we had the technology to do great things and to expand beyond the limits of our own imagination. https://youtu.be/HGWCVqsQjN8
If you think that some technologies from Star Trek seem far-fetched, think again. Many of the devices from the acclaimed television series are slowly becoming a reality. While we may not be teleporting people from starships to a planet’s surface anytime soon, we are getting closer to developing other tools essential for future space travel endeavors.
But where does this particular knowledge about these advanced technologies come from? Do extraterrestrial beings exchange this information via a yet unknown form of communication what vibrates though your whole body… a form of brain-to-brain communication creating holographic images in the mid-brain?
Or is there something what is that logic and common, many of us never thought of being a plausible answer to why our species feel this almost uncontrollable urge of applying A.I. to our existence?
UFO expert Nick Pope was, from 1991 to 1994, an employee at the British Government’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) where he was working on real-life X-Files. He has discussed the subject on numerous TV shows, and written news stories and features about conspiracy theories (including tie-in publicity material for the second X-Files movie, and extensive material for truTV’s Conspiratorium), covering topics that include JFK, the moon landings, 9/11, UFOs, and many other conspiracy theories – some well-known, others less well-known. Currently he is a freelance journalist and media commentator, and is, by the media, called “the real Fox Mulder”.
To become more familiar with the work of British freelance journalist, UFO expert and former MoD employee Nick Pope visit his Website www.nickpope.net or read the highly interesting summaries of his books via www.amazon.com
Welcome Nick, I appreciate the time you took for letting us peer behind the scenes in your journey as a former MoD employee, a media commentator, freelance journalist and author of several books.
The Next Truth: You have been asked this question probably a millions of times but, how did you gained your nick-name “the real Fox Mulder”?
Nick Pope: This was a joke that the British media first started. When it was revealed that I was doing this job from the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and when the British Government began to declassify and release some of it UFO files, one of the journalists, I cannot remember who, wrote an article about me and my UFO work for the British Government and made this comparison, ‘Well, Nick must be the real Fox Mulder working on real life X-Files.’
It must have struck a cord with people because they started repeating this and I started being printed in newspapers and magazines. At first I thought it trivialized my Government work but then I though, ‘No, you can’t be too pressures about this and just go with the joke.’ It’s good fun and that is how it all started.
TNT: With most people, when they hear your name, they automatically relate you to UFO’s, extraterrestrial life-forms and secret documents but you are also a freelance journalist. What influenced you to leave behind the MoD and step into the world of journalism?
NP: When I took early retirement from the MoD and again, this was in the same time as the British Government was releasing a lot of the files and documents relating to my old job, many journalists contacted me and wrote features about me and my Government work. Somewhere along the line one newspaper must have said to me, ‘We like to write you the articles in your own words.’ So write the articles as yourself or as an opinion piece.
Many journalists and newspapers noticed my writing style and quite liked it and I got asked to write some more. People initiated me to write about UFO’s and other mysteries and about conspiracy theories too so; I started broadening the subject that I wrote about. I like writing the articles myself because this way I can be 100% certain that all the information is in it correct.
TNT: How did you got involved with the MoD? I mean, the moment that you stepped into that particular world?
NP: Well, my father had been a senior Government scientist. He was an aeronautical engineer but, as he became more senior in Government, he stopped doing hands on science and became a manager of scientific programs. In fact, he ended up as the deputy chief scientific advisor for the MoD. We used to have a joke that the MoD was the family firm and he said, ‘Why don’t apply to join the family firm? The work is very interesting and varied.’ He said, ‘It doesn’t as much as if you where working for the private industry, but…’ he said, ‘you find the work more interesting and you will find the subjects you are dealing with that are those sorts of things that you see on the television news in the evening. And if you want to be a part of something interesting and important, and work for your country, then you should consider in applying.’
To me that sounded fascinating! I applied and I was accepted. And in the course I have served for 21 years as a civilian employee in the MoD. I had, I think, 7 completely different jobs; I mean, I was involved in many different subjects ranging from financial policy to the counter-terrorism. So, as you can see, the MoD is a huge organization. But it is the UFO job that I am best known for.
Download the written version of Nick Pope’s interview while listening to the TNT-Podcast.[Top]
Do we perceive ‘time’ as it actually exists or is our brain deceiving us for what is real and what is not? Can we switch our lives, or biological existence, on and off without losing our awareness of what is happening around us?
From prehistory to this day, we have been haunted by our memories, the past itself, by inklings of the future, by events playing outside our lives, and by ourselves. Hence the lure of ghost stories throughout history and presumably prehistory. Science, many say, has been a great destroyer of myth and superstition, but over time scientists have, among others, created new black boxes, aka film camera’s, which we are filling with our ghostly imagination.
One way to look at the myriad realities you can hop in and out with full awareness is to imagine the world as a book case. As far as you can see …trillions and trillions of books, which are standing on an equal amount of shelves, some are thick, some thin…some with multiply colors while others might look dark and dull.
Walking along all these different books while running your finger across the backs, every now and then one of them draws your attention. Why? Perhaps by its shape or bright colors or, perhaps, it has fallen from the shelve. Regardless why that particular book is drawing your attention, you carefully read the cover following the summery on the back side. You read the first pages…absorbing the information presented by the text written. Instantly it is dragging you into this foggy state of a new reality or better said; the agreement in where we experiencing an idealistic or notional idea of ‘things’.
Did our brain found a brilliant technique to slow down and speed up time?
Another way to imagine dying is like time travel, except instead of journeying into the future or seeing Ancient Rome, you go to eternity, see nothing, and never come back.
We have no idea where people go when they die; it’s what makes death so scary and awful. But the sense that they obviously go somewhere—that the person in front of us, situated in the time and space we share, suddenly gets transported to another realm; that their consciousness flickers, then vanishes—also makes death incredibly inconvenient from a logistical standpoint.
The question of whether life continues after death has been at the forefront of many researchers, still, a conclusive answer in not forthcoming. It seems that we just cannot wrap our minds around this timeless area what lies between the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death and the hereafter.
Creepy as it might sound but many thoughts go out to the idea that, if we want to find out what a NDE is and what it means, our psychological knowledge has to “die”. Meaning, we have to let go of the density objects seem to posses and thus the material version of what we have become to understand as “life” or “reality”. This makes us experiencing the world around as a two point-projection perspective creating for us to “see” an, compared to classical reality, odd, almost holographic, behavior in time and space.
Can we say that death is just an accidental suspension of the biological process known as life? Or do we have to seek the answers in a more spiritual realm?[Top]
With Bennett J. Vonderheide
At least thousand years before the medieval scribes start working on them, most myths and legends offered a base for many ancient religions. Uncountable vellums have being used during the medieval period to write down the translated semi-true stories. Stories which contain important meaning or symbolism for the culture in which it originates but with ‘mythical qualities’, and have been passed on from person-to-person. These myths and legends are important today because they help historians piece together the past.
Ex Nihilo? Perhaps…butimagine living 5,000 years ago… before science as we know it today, before publishing and before schools. Humanity needed a way of understanding the world around them specifically the relationship between humankind, a natural world and divinity.
This also with the mystery of Nomoli Gods and the stone figurines what has baffled man since Portuguese sailors first discovered them during the 1400’s in Africa.
I am your host Maria Anna van Driel… and you’re listening to “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet” and this week I am speaking with Bennett Vonderheide, also known as “Nomoli Ben” about how old these figurines really are…who carved them and why and…do they still contain ancient mystical powers?[Top]
Nottingham Trent University astronomer Dr. Daniel Brown weighs in
We as human beings are greatly attracted to beauty. And there is nothing more beautiful than the heavenly bodies set above us to see. From the stars, sun, moon, and planets for us to admire, our world has never been short of attraction!
Much of modern Western civilization is derived in one way or another from the ideas of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, and this is true in astronomy as well. Our interest in Astronomy can thus be dated back to ancient times.
Our fascination with the celestial bodies has evolved through the centuries and this fascination was so strong it was enough for humans to not only be contented with what can be seen with the naked eye. From initially looking up and gazing at the stars, man has invented tools like the telescope to magnify and clearly see the yet unseen.
This week we are traveling back to ancient times together with astronomer Dr. Daniel Brown who is an Associate Professor at the Nottingham Trent University. Join us in and adventurous journey to some of the mysteries of ancient Egypt and take peek at why and maybe how Stonhenge was used.
I am your host Maria Anna van Driel… and you’re listening to “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet”, a weekly podcast in where scientists and citizen scientists speak about their incredible research, awe-inspiring theories and mind dazzling paradoxes for you to explore the connections between accepted and noetic science.[Top]
Welcome…you’re listening to “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet”, a weekly podcast that explores mind dazzling scientific research, theories, paradoxes, the connections between accepted and noetic science and…everything in between.
This week’s guest is an American social psychologist and the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois where he founded the environmental studies program and chaired the psychology department for a period of 10 years.
Prof. McAndrew is specialized in the study of environmental psychology and nonverbal communication and became best known for his pioneering work on gossip, creepiness and the psychology of mass shootings. https://www.frankmcandrew.com/
In his mid-career, Frank moved into the study of evolutionary psychology where he became best known for his pioneering work on gossip, creepiness and the psychology of mass shootings. https://www.frankmcandrew.com/
In recent years, he has become an essayist and purvey… p.p.pur… purveyo… (sigh), supplier of psychological science to lay audiences.
English does contain some eerie and difficult words, does it not?
However … Frank is an elected fellow of numerous professional organizations, including the Association for Psychological Science, The Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Midwestern Psychological Association.
He received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from King’s College in Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Maine…. and has published his articles in dozens of well-known popular media outlets such as Time, CNN, Salon, and Scientific American and he is a blogger for Psychology Today Magazine.[Top]
By Maria Anna van Driel, www.nexttruth.com
Are you a holographic projection build up from Dirac (bi) spinors in an ancient matrix or are you consisting from…um, real atoms? Well, it might very well be that, like the ancient Egyptians, supposedly, have maintained the magisterial pyramids built by previous nations, we are building, maintaining, a Dyson sphere around an already existing one built by those we have became to know as “aliens” or “extra-terrestrial life forms” existing in a pre-eminent system millions of light years remote from the planet we live on. Earth!
It was only recently that Space-X launched a large group of satellites into an orbit around the planet we live on. Many of us, including myself, have witnessed this miraculous sighting in the clear night skies. “Starlink” is this satellite constellation, constructed by Space-X to provide satellite internet access, being called. The constellation so is being said, will consist of thousands of mass-produced small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), working in combination with ground transceivers. Space-X also plans to sell some of the satellites for military, scientific and/or exploratory purposes. (Source: Wikipedia)
But it might be plausible that, without our direct awareness, we, as a species inhabiting this planet, are applying this form of technology to our daily existence because it is deeply connected with our future selves. Hot-wired in our human history and DNA, so to speak, while we are walking this path of civilizations that have lived our present already or…is here still.
What is a Dyson sphere?
From a theoretical point of view this is being thought of as an advanced mega-engineering project that encircles a star with platforms orbiting in tight formation and is considered as the ultimate solution for living space and (infinitive) energy production, providing its creators ample surface area for habitation and the ability to capture every bit of solar radiation emanating from their central star.
“I predict that the domestication of biotechnology will dominate our lives during the next fifty years at least as much as the domestication of computers has dominated our lives during the previous fifty years.” Freeman J. Dyson, 2007.
It was in the year 1960 when the famed theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson made a radical proposal. In a single paged paper titled “Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infrared Radiation” he suggested that advanced extraterrestrial intelligences (ETIs) could be found by looking for signs of artificial structures so large, they encompassed entire star systems. But you only have to read the abstract to catch a whiff of the marvelous piece of inventive, but grounded speculation that unfurls in this single page article what has being published in (AAAS) Science. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/131/3414/1667
“If extraterrestrial intelligent beings exist and have reached a high level of technical development, one by-product of their energy metabolism is likely to be the large-scale conversion of starlight into far-infrared radiation. It is proposed that a search for sources of infrared radiation should accompany the recently initiated search for interstellar radio communications.”
Since then, many scientists have come up with their own ideas for possible megastructures.
Can we build a Dyson Sphere?
With that being said, can we can say, with some caution, that we are building a Dyson Sphere what can be considered as a, for us, prototype of an advanced technology what is, in this theorem, already build and operative in a future galactic system? If a theorem as such is closer to any reality you are familiar with, it would mean that we, most likely, are trying to catch-up with our future selves by applying the latest Artificial Intelligence to our existence. A technology possessing an infinitive energy source and showing an effect in 3D photon trapping (trapping a photon inside a three-dimensional ‘prison cell’ surrounded by mirrors), realizing the photonic light to accelerate and generate its own charge what in turn generates a infinitive relativistic wave spawn from ordinary photon(s).
Through the center-of-mass energy of the system of two photons colliding two vibrating light waves, containing identical frequency which interfere with one another while traveling opposite directions along the same medium, new matter in the form of a short lived (virtual) Euclidean vector having mass but lacking kinetic energy (KE), has the prospect to arise while it is generated in an instable standing wave pattern. Let’s call this virtual Euclidean vector the ‘Axion-like particle’ or .
If a behavior as such can be realized in a chaotic system in where a gravity wave causing a perturbation around a stationary state, in which there is no velocity, it is almost a logical line of thought that this is providing the opportunity of storing, converting and projecting the information absorbed as (4D electro) holographic images which can be build up (re-build) from Dirac (bi) spinors containing the, transferred by the neutrino, primordial code what is captured and ‘brought back’ by the retracted frequency of caused by the attractive pull of its own implosion.However, the detailed nature of still remains elusive.
But, when looking at, among others, the “Axion Dark Matter eXperiment” (University of Washington) or CERN’s NA64 team, who is targeted an unexplored two-dimensional area for axions and axion-like particles, not to be ruled out entirely as a possible future for us to live in.
The truth is stranger than the strangest fiction!
What the kick-off for the universe we move in was, that is indeed still a tricky question whereby multiply but plausible answers, and theories, are directing in several directions. And regardless from which angle one is viewing this question, in some enigmatic way; many end up with the mysterious behaviour of the cosmological ‘energy converters’, or a ‘universal accelerator’ as the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany) is calling it in one of their press releases.
Anyway, there is none who can say with 100% certainty what their true purpose is; it is an almost logical line of thought that these mysterious dark areas do have a purpose. Nature has yet not to create ‘something’ what has no meaning or cannot conserve life. This seems to include both dark matter and dark energy as well.
Even though it is being said that that the Dyson’s Sphere’s were suggested as a way of giving scientists engaged in the search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence something to look for, there could be this quite logical and simple explanation for the reality and existence of these Dyson spheres. The famous equation of Einstein E=mc2 seems to be indeed the secret of the stars but the question in this is…which star and what are its coordinates?[Top]