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]
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]
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]
Howard College Mathematics Professor Jay Hall Weighs In
Earth is the only planet we know of that can support life but have you ever wondered what the true age of the Earth is?
Our planet is teeming with vitality and is home to billions of plants and animals that share a common evolutionary track. How and why did we get here? What processes had to take place for this to happen? The fact is, no one has been able to come close to knowing exactly what led to the origins of life. After billions and billions of years of Earth’s formation and evolution, the evidence may have been lost.
Still, at the core of the evolutionary theory lies this big assumption that life somehow arose from non-life, which by pure chance and the right chemicals happened to be in the right place, in the right arrangement, at the right time, under the right conditions, and by some mysterious, still unknown electrochemical process BANG! Life created itself like an unabridged dictionary is resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.
The history of evolution is indeed a strange phenomenon as soon as you place it under a magnifying glass. Events suddenly overlap each other and dates contradict each other. They seem not to match up. The time-line of human evolution is starting to look…um, well…pretty messy.
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 Howard College (Big Spring, Texas) Mathematics Professor Jay Hall… about if Big Science could have misdated the earth’s age due to the tremendous influence of a relativistic bombardment, coming from the sun, on the fragile nature of Earth’s environment. Do we have to re-think the evolutionary theory?[Top]
With Shaman and author Tony Damian
Are the Akashic Records a cosmic warehouse of endless file cabinets in infinite hallways? Do these records exist in time and space like a galactic internet? How do we access the Akashic Records?
Without any contradiction, we have embraced the modern concept of communication. But asking the question of how it is we know whatever it is we know seems to provide unusual answers. How is it that a supercomputer we call ‘our brain’, could extend outside the realm of classical reality, gaining pre-cognitive information and altering it mathematically in an understandable concept for us to form a 3D image containing density?
Many of us just accept this most complex form of exchanging information as an uncomplicated ‘short distance’ language through vision. But this information, hitting the neurons in the brain, could have come from an area what is exchanging information on a subatomic scale … for us to connect and communicate with the yet to be illuminated corners of our cosmic freezer.
I am your host Maria Anna van Driel… and you are listening to “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet” and this week I am speaking with, Shaman and author of the workbook, “Finding the Alchemist within – Turning yourself to Gold!: A Journey through the Labyrinth of Self-Healing” about what the Akashic records are, how and why we are perceiving ‘information’ from these quantum states and… can these records create a doorway to a reality that lies dormant?[Top]
With Retired British Murder Squad Detective Trevor Marriott
In the autumn of 1888 a series of brutal murders in the East End of London lit a flame that sent shockwaves reverberating around the civilized world and caused a scandal that struck right at the heart of the British establishment.
During the 1880s, the city of London was in parts a dirty, rotten, festering maze of slums replete with wandering gin addicts and foul-mouthed harlots and was experiencing a population explosion, with immigrants from around the world coming to the great city to find work.
But it wasn’t exactly the land of hope and glory for everybody, and some of the streets in the poorer East end of the city were a long way from being a yellow brick road.
This is where our man Jack the Ripper chose to ply his trade.
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 retired British murder squad detective Trevor Marriott about what drove this serial killer nabbing mostly working girls from the streets and brutally killing them in 1888 and… did he figured out this mystery of who Jack the Ripper was?[Top]
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]
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to delve into the dark, the eerie and the unsettling. What better time to celebrate the scariest holiday other than 00:00 on a chilly night.
Therefore, The Next Truth has found some unsettling stories which are spine-tingling without a doubt. CIA office haunting, horror tales straight from prison, plants which can turn you into a vicious and bloodthirsty murderer and invisible crawling creatures looking for their next banquet … YOU!
If you haven’t been scared yet, it’s time to get rolling. Grab a blanket and a hot drink and dive into these deliciously but REAL spooky stories. Just make sure you’re not reading this alone during those late-night office hours!
We hope you enjoy this month’s issue.[Top]