Science, so many state, has been a great destroyer of myth and superstition, but over time scientists have created new black boxes, aka a photo or film camera, which we are filling with our ghostly imaginations.
What also may surprise you is that scientific icons like Newton, Boyle, Edison and Einstein, and many others of similar standing, took reports of those phenomena occurring beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding, quite seriously.
Theology, philosophy, mythology and even physics when looking at Euclidean geometry, are offering surprising insights in the worlds of those spirits who are generally causing a ruckus in a household. But just because a candle falls off your mantel does not mean you have a clumsy demon in the house. It doesn’t even necessarily mean you have a poltergeist who has a crush on your new sneakers.
Still, even though many believe in the existence of ghosts, spirits, demons and angles, there is still a lot of confusion over what actually is lurking in these dim and elusive realms.
Some say, is a spirit, a ghost or even a demon that is throwing things around in your home. Others say it is only the manifestation of a person’s psychokinetic energy, or PK activity, that is acting out.
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 the Co-founder and Team Medium of Paranormal Research York from the United Kingdom Kevin Spindloe and talk with him about … what it is that is dwelling beyond our peripheral vision.
An extra- or intra-dimensional entity like that of a poltergeist, or an alien, after all?
With best-selling author and world-renowned dream expert, Jason M. DeBord
Analytical psychology is the name Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist, gave to his new “empirical science” of the psyche to distinguish it from Freud’s psychoanalytic theories as their seven year collaboration on psychoanalysis was drawing to an end between 1912 and 1913.
In Jungian psychology, the shadow (also known as id, shadow aspect, or shadow archetype) is either an unconscious aspect of the personality that the conscious ego does not identify as itself; or the entirety of the unconscious.
But even though these shadowy figures (malevolent or not) may appear in dreams and visions in various forms and sometimes overwhelms a person’s actions; for example, when the conscious mind is shocked, confused, or paralyzed by indecision …Carl Jung stated the shadow to be the unknown dark side of the personality.
Jung also writes that if these shadowy projections remain hidden, “the projection-making factor then has a free hand and can realize its object—if it has one—or bring about some other situation characteristic of its power.” These projections insulate and harm individuals by acting as a constantly thickening veil of illusion between the ego and the real world.
For many, these scary shadows are disembodied humans who are lost; refusing to go toward the light.
For others, these shadowy figures are just a result of sleep paralysis.
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 world-renowned dream expert and best-selling author of 4 books, Jason M. DeBord. What do dreams reveal us about ourselves and…do they hold some clues about the future?[Top]
Where do we descend from? An interstellar civilization dwelling the geometric realms located in the backyard of the universe or, perhaps from a shrew-like creature that lived more than 150 million years ago?
Evolution is the theory in biology postulating that the various types of species on Earth have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations.
Even though more than 2 million existing species of organisms have been named and described; many more remain to be discovered, from 10 to 30 million, according to some estimates.
All living creatures are related by descent from common ancestors. Reptiles, amphibians, and fishes seem to share an ancestors what is known as “aquatic worms” that lived 600 million years ago, and plants derive from bacteria-like microorganisms that originated more than 3 billion years ago.
The diversity of the living world is staggering. The flora and fauna we are familiar with, has an ancestor but…what is their ancestor and, where did it went?[Top]
By Maria Anna van Driel
“There you are, nervously waiting for the journalists to step on your terrain, to invade your work-space and maybe even jump into the darkest corners of your private life. Then they arrive … looking like a pack of hungry wolves, armed with all kind of terrible questions, looking you straight in the eye and impenetrable in what they really think. Microphones and cameras are being unpacked and put into position, and not only the gazing eyes of the cameras are aimed at you…also the strict looks of the Journalist, camera-man and those of the whole world…are aimed directly at you!”
Okay, that scenario would scare the BLEEP out of me too. But we know that you are feeling a bit uncomfortable … nervous and maybe thinking; “Oh my god, they are going to misrepresent everything I say, rip me apart before I am truly death and in the process my research findings!”
As an investigative science journalist I have to say, YES…I am armed with the most diverse questions…which I WILL ask you! YES…I will lay your personality under a magnifying glass, because the general public is eager to know you and the research you are conducting. But NO, I am neither going to rip you nor your research findings to pieces.
Clinically speaking, the aim of a science journalist is not to obstruct the communication bridge but to render very detailed, specific, and often jargon-laden information provided by scientists into a form that non-scientists can understand and appreciate while still communicating the information accurately.
Science journalists are making sure that your ideas are accessible to the general public which is not the same as dumbing it down. Instead, as Einstein said, “Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler.”
Words have power, words are power, words can be your power!
You can inspire a nation and invite people into the wonderland of science.
Ladies and gentlemen, let us make that our goal for 2021 because the world needs you…badly.[Top]
With internationally-known professional Psychic Medium Tracy Farquhar
No one can deny that computers and electronics have revolutionized life on this planet and many serious researchers are claiming that some of this gadgetry can be useful in a quite unexpected way: to contact the dead … or at least to allow the dead to contact us.
Of course we are scared of them and even if we don’t believe in them, subconsciously we cannot ignore them. But is our encounter with ghosts, or the dead, only till the horror flicks or stories about them? No! Since ages we have been fascinated about the hereafter, what happens to us after we die and… in communicating with those who already crossed over just to know a little bit more about ‘their’ world.
Séances, Ouija Boards, Tarot cards… attempts to communicate with the dead have been documented back to early human history and became quite popular in the 19th-century United States and the United Kingdom.
But if any of the methods for communicating with the dead work, why don’t we receive more convincing information from the other side? Perhaps we are not allowed to get better information and… for whatever reason… perhaps the possibility of a life after death is supposed to remain a mystery.
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 internationally-known, professional psychic medium Tracy Farquhar about what it means to be a psychic medium in the 21st century.[Top]
With Clinical Psychologist Dr. Brian Sharpless
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“The ghost in the machine”, many people have heard this term at least one time in their life. It was a paper which was written by Coventry University lecturer Vic Tandy and published in April 1998 by the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.
Working alone in the lab one night, Tandy suddenly gained the feeling he was being watched. He claimed a dark, shadowy figure appeared in the corner of his vision. When Tandy turned to face this shadowy figure…it vanished.
To many, these shadowy figures are better known as the Shadow People.
They are being skests as a malevolent and creepy phenomenon and have being reported by witnesses as human-like shaped dark shadows having ill intentions standing alongside your bed…watching you.
Even these eerie phenomena’s have being reported for decades, it is not your mind simply playing tricks on you. There might be a more simpler and scientific explanation for things like ghosts, demonic hauntings and…shadow people.
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 clinical psychologist, Professor Brian Sharpless about the most creepiest sleep disorders, what treatments are there and…how deeply these disorders are woven into the paranormal.
Are those things you see in the darkness more than just a shadow?[Top]
Every time you see, hear, smell or taste something new, you experience this through the brain. Whether you feel hot or cold, think, talk, laugh or cry, remember or forget something, it all happens through the brain. And when the rest of your body ‘sleeps’, your brain is still working at full speed.
Why does the brain accept a conspiracy theory as fact? Has our brain undergone a new form of evolution by observing natures behaviour? And how can complex things like emotion, language, (new) memory and consciousness play out in a physical mass…even after someone is declared brain death?
The brain is the most complex structure in the universe. It is considered as the command center of the whole body. Despite several major breakthroughs in brain research, scientists around the world are still amazed by our fascinating ‘little gray cells’.
Join us on an awe-inspiring journey and discover the most advanced organ in the universe: the mysterious brain.[Top]
With Dutch Paranormal Investigator, Veronique Lamers
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Nothing beats a good ghost story on Halloween, and our planet is chock full of them: UFO sightings in Transylvania, murders on luxury cruise ships, and spirits wandering the halls of British castles. No matter where you’re traveling, you’re sure to find some sort of haunted site, as well as a ghost tour to go along with it.
This also in the Netherlands…
The Netherlands and the netherworld are more closely connected than you may think! Dutch shores… fields and streets are riddled with myths and whispers of the deceased who might still be roaming there.
A tanner’s daughter from Zeedijk named Dina was dating a young sailor, to the envy of her sister Helena. One day, when he was out sailing, the sisters fought viciously. In a flurry of anger, Helena pushed Dina down the basement stairs, beat her to death, and threw the hatch shut. She got to marry the sailor instead of Dina, but Helena spent her years wracked with guilt.
She finally admitted to the murder on her deathbed, and the sailor turned away from her in disgust. She died miserable and alone. That very night, residents of the Zeedijk were aroused by chilling wails and raging howls. Lone wanderers in Zeedijk still encounter the lonely ghost of Helena from time to time.
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 Dutch paranormal researcher Veronique Lamers… about which secrets still lies beyond the limits of our understanding regarding to the hereafter.[Top]
With long time MUFON board member Tom Whitmore
Extraterrestrials… are they just figments of a creepy legend that speaks of human-shaped life forms having ill intentions toward us? Or is there another explanation?
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UFO’s and those who are operating them have been reported by witnesses throughout time as small but terrifying grey’s, having huge black eyes and standing alongside a person’s bed at night … while communicating through an odd form of telepathy.
What is the truth behind the UFO mystery? How advanced is their technology compared to ours? Where do they come from and… why do aliens abduct us?
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 exploring the wide and mysterious world of unexplained aerial phenomena together with Long time MUFON board member Tom Whitmore.
Tom has been fascinated by military and intelligence agencies’ interactions with the UFO public. He has undertaken a research study of the history of the MJ12 affair, and … intends to eventually publish his findings.[Top]
We tend to think that evolution is a smooth line of changes in the characteristics of a species over several generations and relies on the process of natural selection. This, by the majority, accepted theory of an almost vivid and detailed description of human ascent from a tiny, one-celled monad is so convincing that one could almost believe science has seen the microscopic amoeba turn into a man with their own eyes.
But does the theory of evolution merit a fanatical support, which would silence all opposing ideas?
This month we look at the different facets of evolution and … from different angles.
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