The Issue of November 2019 is getting more and more interesting. Not only will this issue show you the amazing talents of combining poetry with contemporary science, the jaw-dropping research in AI and vivacious storytelling from first hand but also beautiful musical talents.
It seems that some of you keep surprising me with incredible talents which I would not have expected at all. I am feeling honored having the privilege to get to know you all differently than as a scientist … but as a human being with amazing talents.
Graham Seal is Professor of Folklore at Curtin University and a leading expert on Australian cultural history. Besides being the general editor of the ‘Studies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific’ research monograph series (Black Swan Press) Prof. Seal is also best-selling author of popular history and folklore, a musician and an awarded and recorded songwriter in the folk tradition. https://soundcloud.com/graham-seal/some-other-you
For more of Professor Graham Seal’s songs; https://sealsongs.blogspot.com/
By Maria Anna van Driel
As both the owner and founder of The Next Truth magazine and as a…um, well a passionate science freak, I want to make an important call to you; Inspire our children to explore the wonderland of science!
When we think about making a difference we seem to fall for the myth that what we need to start out doing something what has to be enormous to have any effect at all. I have learned that it does not have to be the case as well as the step some of us do not see when trying to make a difference in this world is the action part.
Sure, we have all had that spark of inspiration where we have wanted to do something that will outlast our physical form. But we get stuck in overthinking, opinions from our network and keep dreaming about a perfect idea. Disconnect from the outcome and aim your energy into achieving something small first. And even the small actions will feel insignificant at the time; the results will come as you hone your craft and find your audience.
Then we share the idea with friends, family and work colleagues and get told to quit while we are ahead. I am telling you not to quit! Anyone can make a difference in the world. Start by believing in something bigger than yourself and inspire one person at the time.
The field in where I like to inspire people is the broad knowledge of the myriad corners contemporary and historical science has to offer and believe me…that is not an easy task. But over the years I have learned that people are extremely hungry for absorbing the knowledge and the mind boggling complexity within the research universities and institutes are conducting especially young people. But to be straightforward with you, I was missing something while visiting some of these institutes… the playful excitement in guided tours and exploding talks for the young people… our next generation of male and female scientists.
As we all know, young people possess a fiery curiosity some adults work with in a more reduced manner. This enthusiastic curiosity should be, in my opinion, kept charged by letting these young people explore the myriad opportunities the wonderland of science has to offer them. Because, who does not like the laser swords from Star Wars, the mysteries of Time Travel or space ships exploring the most remote corners of universe while using advanced plasma technologies. Well…I do, I do!
So, after working in the midst of brilliant minds from all over the world and having the opportunity to speak with the them in person as well as via email and social media, what I find highly interesting, I have learned that these open-minded scientists have really awesome theories of which I am positive of that the next generation of young scientists are eager to learn about. As well as I am convinced that these young people are eager to meet these open minded scientists in person who can let this enthusiasm explode with them while they are learning all about the incredible research conducted.
Come on, admit it, wouldn’t you like to meet for instance Astronomer Dr. Seth Shostak from SETI, CERN’s Higgs convener Prof. Bill Murray, Germany’s time researcher Dr. Marc Wittmann or Prof. Ronald Mallett and let your enthusiasm explode while listening and learning all about the jaw-dropping theories? Again…I do, I do!
I am of the opinion that it will be more than fantastic that you, as a parent and a teacher, keep alive the fiery curiosity of these young people, They need your support in being inspired what will unlock these brilliant young minds of the next generation of engineers, astronomers, psychologists, chemists, physicists, among others. Give them the change to stand up and free their enthusiasm. Let them explore the wonderland of science![Top]
By Maria Anna van Driel, www.nextttruth.com
Theseus’s ship is a thought experiment designed to make you question your identity.
Theseus was a great hero in ancient Greek mythology. On his adventures, he sailed on a famous ship. Traveling the high seas and battling monsters and gods caused wear and tear on the ship. So over time, Theseus replaced parts of his ship which had worn out. After many years, Theseus had replaced every single part of the ship piece by piece. So the question is, if every piece has been replaced, is it still the same ship?
Now here is what is really going to knock out of your chair. Imagine someone kept all of the discarded pieces and put them back together. Now you have two Theseus’s ships, so the question is which is the real one? The idea here is that identity is continuous. Each person alters over time piece by piece, and so eventually you are a completely different person as the one you started out as. So because your body keeps replicating cells and changing things, and your body sheds and whatnot, are you still the same person that you were 10 years ago, or are you someone completely different.
If that was not mind blowing enough for you, let me introduce you to the Boltzmann brain. To understand what a Boltzmann brain is, imagine the universe in a far-flung future.
Due to entropy and the expansion of the universe, everything will one day no longer exist. The universe will have unraveled from itself, leaving nothing but an infinite amount of empty space, except it will not be entirely being empty. Space will experience random thermal fluctuations.
So if the universe is infinite, then that means every possible configuration of fluctuation happens. And as bizarre as it might seem, sometimes these fluctuations will perfectly recreate a temporary version of ourselves. Those are called Boltzmann brains.
If they exist, it is mathematically likely that we are currently living inside one of these fluctuations. That means we are a strange temporary approximation of people who once lived perhaps billions of years ago. So you are you, but you are also someone else that was you, but you are that person, but you are only you….oh God…. never mind, I will let myself out.[Top]
By Maria Anna van Driel, www.nextttruth.com
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 and a natural world and between humankind and divinity.
Indeed, when we think of mythology, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is Greek mythology, like gods and goddesses. This similar to the stories handed down through generations which are better known as ‘legends’ and are being accepted to be historical events. But what you might not know is that myths and legends exist in almost every culture and religion in the world. It oftentimes reflects the very core of a culture. It can be seen as a manifestation of human imagination. And these stories of supernatural beings, heroes, and ancestors often include objects of immeasurable power, which most consider to be myth.
This also with the mystery of Nomoli Gods and the stone figurines what has baffled man since Portuguese sailors first discovered them in Africa in the 1400’s. How old are they?
Who carved them and why? How are they used by the natives? Do they still contain ancient mystical powers?
Over the many years of collecting Bennett J. Vonderheide, aka “Nomoli Ben”, says that he always anticipated that many others were collecting, activating and utilizing these rare figurines here in the US. Several years ago he began outreach to find other collectors only to realize these powerful West African artifacts were virtually unknown. This only intensified Ben’s curiosity and desire to enlighten others about the Nomoli figurines. Thus he engaged the investigative tools honed as Daddy Justice and along with his son Quin compiled the most complete (though not finished by far) compendium of facts ever available on these enigmatic artifacts. One very compelling rediscovery is the connection to the Dogon and their Deities. Ben is collaborating with his colleague Professor Kwaku Ofori Ansa on the first ever book and documentary specifically on Nomoli stones and where they fit.
Charismatic researchers “Nomoli Ben” and his son Quin search for answers inspired by experiences with their collection. From Lancaster Pennsylvania they reach out and connect with top experts in numerous fields finding only more questions and sparse information.
For more information on the Nomoli stones and Nomoli Ben www.ancientalienstones.com[Top]
With an exited feeling of pride I like to share with you not only the September issue but also that The Next Truth is official one year young!!!
As with everything new, the first steps where tough indeed but the magazine has rapidly gained a great respect from many this year. With 47.000 – 53.000 people each month via the website and proximus 2500 people each day via several social media platforms, each contributor of The Next Truth can be assured that their work is definitely reaching the general public. Fantastic!
I have a deep respect for each contributor for your strength, your perseverance and your incredible knowledge, jaw-dropping theories, intriguing stories and revealing scientific research results. You and your work are truly amazing!
I like to thank and congratulate everyone who has made this year possible for The Next Truth. I hope to see your amazing articles, incredible theories and jaw-dropping experiences again in the upcoming years. Thank you for your contributions and your trust in The Next Truth magazine.
I hope you enjoy this month’s issue 🙂
In the September issue of The Next Truth we take an incredible
journey through space and time with Fermilab’s senior scientist Dr. Don Lincoln who explains us why the
size and the age of the universe seem to not agree with one another, SETI’s
senior astronomer Dr. Seth Shostak discusses a recent paper that suggests the
possibility of E.T. calling from a parallel universe, Shaman Tony Damian looks at angelic energies
from a scientific, religious and personal point of view, and Dr. Dean Radin is tackling the
scientific taboo which still veils the psi
Also in this issue: Together with Prof. Rupert Sheldrake we take a deeper look at his theory of Morphic Resonance that speaks of a mysterious type of telepathy, Dr. Rick van der Zwan is holding up a mirror what reflects an unsettling phenomenon in body doubles and alien replicants, Journalist Peter Kelly is searching for signs of life on the subsurface ocean of Saturn’s moon, Prof. William Webster is exploring an evolutionary behavior with surveillance cameras and Yasmin Anwar from UC Berkeley describes how the brain is capable of predicting the future by using two different clocks.
In the May issue of The Next Truth we welcome back Germany’s ‘Time-Researcher’ Dr. Marc Wittmann who is taking us into this foggy sub-world of reality, Dr. Steve Taylor discusses, with an open-minded approach, why some scientists, and psychologists in particular, are often hostile towards the possible existence of psychic phenomena and we try to wrap our mind around Dr. Glenn Croston’s explanation of what it is we fear more than death itself.
Also in this issue; Nick Pope speaks of the facts and the fiction of conspiracy theories, SETI’s senior astronomer Dr. Shostak asks the question if alien civilizations have disappeared due a climate change on their home planet, a brief introduction of Major C. David Lewis who is a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office (DARPA), high-energy lasers drilling holes in plasma bulbs at the German research institute DESY and Lynn Kathleen Russell explores the similarities, the differences and the reality of both Near Death Experiences and Out of Body Experiences.[Top]
I hope you enjoy this month’s issue and … thank you for hitting the ‘like button’ on MagCloud 🙂
In the August issue of The Next Truth: Prof. Robert Crease is explaining us the interconnected, entangled physical reality we live in by peeling back the layers of QBism, Prof. Francis McAndrew compares psychological, sociological and neurological processes so see whether these can be a trigger for us to experience extraordinary celestial experiences, Dr. Ralph Lewis is evoking a frantic feeling with us with the question if the universe has a purpose or not and Mullard Space Science Laboratory Deputy Director Prof. Andrew Coates presents us with a staggering theory of how a blanket of Aerogel can make Mars habitable.
Also in this issue: Tony Damian is exploring the possibility if divine angelic energies might be what science calls dark matter, we travel back to Vic Tandy’s laboratory and get on this crazy roller coaster of infra-sounds, NASA explains the physics of the polar cusp and Founder and President of Stargate Healing Pi-ramid Plasma Homes Julie Kramer weighs in on how we can benefit from future Tachyon healing chambers and Plasma Light Gardens.
The author Tony Damian has created an extra dimension to chapter 5 “Gut Feelings About Angles” by turning it into an audio version https://artist.landr.com/music/628810335251?fbclid=IwAR0xKGP15r41Utc0kKNT3l0TkCVgbZIKOY8xp9UyTsw9HvNliiMrv5CitT0[Top]
By Maria Anna van Driel, www.nextttruth.com
Being close in finishing the September issue of The Next Truth, I am lucky…really lucky…that I may say that the October issue is halfway in its articles… all these articles do give you a free passage to the science of several mysterious realms which might be the cause of those unexplained, creepy chills we experience every now and then.
However, working on the October issue I came in contact with the interesting work of Prof. Neil Dragnall and Prof. Kenneth Drinkwater (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Associate Prof. Tok Thompson (University of Southern California) among others.
Due reading their theories and research findings I was thinking of the following…it is being said that when a ghost, spirit or demonic force is in the near, your hair is standing up straight due the static electrical charge it is moving in and/or with. But what if there is another reason for our hair to act this crazy? What if there is a more Earthly explanation and lies more in the science of Anthropology and psychology? Say, when a dog or cat sees a rival it will blow itself up, their hair is standing up in order to look bigger and more dangerous.
Now whether we like it or not, once upon a time we where Neanderthals and completely covered with hair, or fur, to protect us against the weather… among others. Really sh*tt* when you have a bad hair-day and the brush /comb is not yet been invented 🤪
No seriously, what if the modern human does still possess this primordial ability of blowing ourselves up, so to speak, as soon as we are in a stress or dangerous situation? What if this is just a natural response of the body we forgot over time?
Indeed, an idea as such could be for some a ridiculous one but imagine you walking home from work and you are passing a dark allay. You will feel a little bit stressy due the fact of you not knowing what is hiding in the dark corners of this ally. This feeling of fear, could it be primordial…a left over from ancient times in order to sense if there is a predator or not and then to flee or fight? I guess the Neanderthal version of us would make itself bigger by blowing up its hair (fur) hoping to scare away any creepy and hungry predator.
I think it might be possible that our body is still reacting as so but that we have forgot about a function as such due e.g. the many evolutionary phases we have gone through… we have forgotten that we still can and do. Of course this doesn’t rules out all paranormal phenomena.[Top]
Carpe Diem! Yes, it could be very frightening because it’s a mean world out there but you only live once so do what you feel passionate about. Take chances don’t be afraid to fail. Go outside the box. Don’t be afraid to go and think outside the box, and don’t be afraid to fail big. But remember, dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment. So, have dreams but have goals and understand that to achieve these goals you must apply discipline and consistency every single day.
We all have different talents some of you are medical doctors, some lawyers, some scientists, some educators, some nurses. True desire lies in the heart, It’s that itch that you have whatever it is you want to do. So claim it, work hard to get it and when you get it, reach back and pull someone else up. Don’t just aspire to make a living…aspire to make a difference!
I found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. There is no passion to be found playing small and settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. I am sure, people told you to make sure you have something to fall back on. But if I’m going to fall I don’t want to fall ‘back’ on anything, I want to fall ‘forward’, figure at least this way I will see what I am going to hit. Falling forward? This is what I mean; Thomas Edison conducted 1,000 failed experiments because the 1,000 and first was the light bulb. Fall forward because every failed experiment is one step closer to success. You have got to take risks. And I am sure you have probably heard that before either. But why is that so important?
I got two reasons first you will fail…at some point in your life except you will lose, and you will suck at something there is no doubt about it. Embrace it because it’s inevitable!
As a journalist I failed so many times. Elevator-pitch after elevator-pitch, poor interviews and hundreds of article submissions gaining the same response saying, “Thank you for your submission, you will be hearing from us.” I didn’t get the job but here is the thing…I didn’t quit. I didn’t fall back instead I continued to fail and fail and fail. It didn’t matter because you know what…if you hang around the barbershop long enough, sooner or later, you will get a haircut. The point is…do you have the guts to fail?
My second point about failure; if you don’t fail you are not even trying to get something you never had. You have to do something you never did. Imagine you are on your deathbed and standing around your deathbed are the ghosts representing your unfulfilled potential. The ghosts of the ideas you never acted on, the talents you didn’t use and they are angry, disappointed and upset. They say; “We came to you because you could have brought us to life and now we have to go to the grave together.” So, I ask you today…how many ghosts are going to be around your bed when your time comes?
You got to get out there! You got to give everything you got whether it is your time, your talent, your prayers or your treasures because you will never see a u-haul behind a hearse.
Your life will never be a straight path because taking risks is not just about going for a job…it’s also about knowing what you know and what you don’t know. It is about being open to people into ideas and the chances you meet the people you might learn from. Never hold back, give everything you got! And when you fall throughout life, maybe even tonight after a few glasses of champagne, remember this…fall forward.
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