Category: Advanced Technology, Modern Science and the unexplained

The Reality and Non-Reality of All That is Thought to be Woo-Woo Stuff

As a child we had one big fear…the Boogieman. But what is the Boogieman? And, how can we place this creepy creature into modern society?

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A ghostly apparition walking through the wall, an odd shaped craft hovering in the sky or strong ripples on the surface of a lake indicating that there might be a sea monster swimming by… even though many people have seen and reported these rare but remarkable events, they do not have an explanation for what they have witnessed.

I am your host Maria Anna van Driel and today I am welcoming back deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine, American folklorist, writer, investigator and skeptic, Benjamin Radford and speak with him about the reality and non-reality of all that is thought of being woo-woo stuff.

“I grew up in a haunted manor that was used as a field hospital by both the North and South during the Civil War”

What or who it is that is roaming your property? Is it simply the soul, or spirit, of a deceased person or animal that has manifest itself or, is there an architectural explanation for the eerie sounds you hear at night?

Except for the explanation of e.g. sleep paralysis and the haunted frequency which was discovered by Vic Tandy, there has to be a reason for these shadows, visiting you during the darkest hours of the night, to exist in our reality.

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Today I am speaking with author, freelance writer, screenwriter and artist, Sharon Day about her experiences while growing up in a haunted house.


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According to the evolutionary timeline of the human species we are so familiar with, we have been born with a brain that is capable of abstract thinking, solving problems and calculating and thus predicting the outcome of our actions.  In other words, we are able to create a myriad solid progresses in the fields we are interested in by means of learning new stuff that leads us to approach what is already known with a brand new view. 

Unfortunately, by means of this ability we, regardless the trigger, are also able to destroy each new thing that crosses our path what leaves us gazing at the shadows in Plato’s cave.

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Some call the mind-set of today’s scientific pioneers creativity or out-of-the-box thinking and welcome every step towards a new theory within the field they are conducting their research.    But, alas, there are still people who view anything new with a destructive judgment  and consider this way of approaching known science, in which a myriad thought experiments are being conducted, a collection of beliefs or practices, which are mistakenly based on the scientific method. Aka Pseudo science. 

I am your host Maria Anna van Driel and today I am welcoming back the Director of the nonprofit Institute for Resonance in Boulder, Colorado, Dr. Simeon Hein, and speak with him about how cold  fusion can be connected to Bigfoot sightings and…  how classifying groundbreaking science has the power to stagnate any evolutionary path…regardless if it is biological, mechanical or, on a quantum level.


Quantum Immortality: Could it be a possible explanation for ghostly apparitions?

Hauntings, EVP’s and Mystical Visions; how does our brain translate this information? Can these events be scientifically explained? Is telepathy a primordial language? And why do lamps swing in the moment a poltergeist is presenting itself?

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Do you also have questions about what might lie beyond our ordinary vision, time and reality? What is it that is dwelling in the afterlife? IS there an afterlife.

Recently I had a very interesting conversation with paranormal researcher from PRI-UK, Nick Howe who took me on a journey through a quantum universe while seeking answers for what the afterlife may contain.

So, sit back and let your mind run over this theory of Quantum Immortality. Could this theory be the answer for the question ‘What is a ghost?’

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Your Quantum Consciousness: What is it and, what is its location

Welcome or welcome back to the brand new series of The Next Truth podcasts…“Let’s ask questions”.

Today I am welcoming back author and Near-Death- and Out-of-Body Experiences expert, Lynn Kathleen Russell and speak with her about what is oneness, how can we tap-in into it and, can we explain the hereafter through quantum mechanics?

– To become more familiar with the amazing work Lynn is doing visit her website: Home ⋆ Lynn K Russell | The Wonder of You – What the Near-Death Experience Tells You about Yourself

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– For the interview in where Dr. Sean Carroll explains ‘Quantum Immortality’:


Evolution and Human History: Is Our Understanding About It Truly Correct?

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? 

Yes, goose bumpy indeed but, when digging a bit deeper into Darwin’s personal history we find that he didn’t gave the proper credit to those who wrote and theorized about the evolution of Earth’s flora and fauna before him, or during his life.  He took these research findings, added his personal idea’s and research to it and, after being laughed at and pointed to the exit several times, presented/published it as his own. (using ones research and theories is alright as long as you give credit to your peers)

Although this might stir up some comfort-zones, we might give ourselves some blame as well. I mean, we blindly accept what is been written in history books. Think about it…we give credit to Thomas Edison for inventing the light bulb but, it was Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, an English physicist, who, one year earlier, invented a practical and longer-lasting electric light bulb.  It seems that the ‘history’ we have become familiar with, is not quite accurate. 

This brings me to evolution in general.  It sounds more than logic when pioneering idea’s and theories are pointed in a direction of us, the human species as we know it today, that we might not be that old as we think. It could easily be that we are not older than a few centuries. It might be highly possible that the modern human species, has a history not much older than one or two generations before the ancient Egyptians. Well, if that could be fact than it is also more than logic that we are still see creatures like Bigfoot roaming the forests or snowy areas. Or, see subtle ripples on the surface of a large lake indicating that something enormous is swimming by.   

Live, evolution and yes even religion, is still wrapped in a mind dazzling mystery.  It seems that we are a very young species that is trying to crawl out of the cradle we call ‘evolution’.

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Has ADHD a Gray Area?

Could it be that the Neanderthal once had the capability to tap into the minds of their game? An ability that was a logical event in the evolution of the human brain in order to survive rough environments.

Perhaps we are still having this behaviour or ‘viewing’ ability, but is today seen as e.g. ADHD or, symptoms which might indicate someone is dealing with ADHD. An ability what might be considered as the ‘original language’ of the human species. But, by means of a modern unified/global behaviour and speech system, medication is seen, by many, as the best advise. On the latter, personally, I am not convinced.

* Please keep in mind that this is just a personal theory as well as this topic has a wide ground to cover. Meaning, in this video I walk very quickly through the matter leaving out a huge amount of details which are for another video.


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The Reality and Non-Reality of Pre, Post and Complex-PTSD

By Maria Anna van Driel

Scenario: You find yourself in a private or business situation in where mental and/or physical abuse is the order of the day for a very, very long time. It took you a while but slowly an awareness is rising with you that this situation is far from being normal and healthy. You try to make sense of everything that has happened in the past years, what is happening in the present and, without you wanting it, you feel this fear rising for future events. How in the heck am I going to survive this? Who can I talk to without sounding insane?! Will they believe me? What will be the reprisals when I speak up? After some time you start to surf the internet seeking answers and, perhaps, the right platform to share your story.

After you have dug deep inside yourself and gathered the courage to contact a therapist in your near with the request for help, you receive an automatic email with the message that is beyond any expectation, deplorable! Your email is categorized as ‘spam’!

Receiving such an email literally happened to me last year after contacting a German website that claims to be there for those who are dealing with the manipulations, lies and delusions of a narcissist on a daily basis.  Why did I received this robotic reply? Perhaps my email signature has caused this. Perhaps it is an electronic error and they don’t know that their system is sending out these kind of automatic replies. Perhaps the content of my email was too objective, written too much in a clinical form, what made them think that I am nothing more than an ‘attention seeker’.  (with an attention seeker I mean someone who has to take the center stage in each situation. Someone who is demanding that all eyes have to be on him or her. And if not, they put up a dramatic show to bring the attention back to them)

Either way, receiving an email containing the message that your story is not to be found credible is far from what you want to read and, can create an incredibly deep dent in ones self-confidence.  These kind of robotic reactions, intended or not, do have the power of creating another psychological blow, a new invisible injury people can add to the ones they already have gathered over time.  It show that some, who are practicing in the field of modern psychology, have yet to take the journey through the mind of those who have a strong sense of ‘self’ and are able to use ‘reflective thinking’.

Now, it is very easy to criticize people and only pinpoint in a negative direction saying, “You are doing it wrong!” But let’s be honest, it is often very difficult recognizing the difference between someone who is voicing his/her thoughts and emotions spawn from a real trauma experienced and, the fantasies (perhaps gathered from watching too many movies or, heard from others speaking about their experiences) of someone who is only seeking the attention for the wrong purposes.

What has even a higher level of difficulty is, detecting the moment a master manipulator (e.g. a narcissist) is providing you the right material for you to believe their delusional mind and become their prop. These, and many more, ‘ingredients’ are inside that person but you don’t necessarily see it right up front. These individuals can cover-up their true intentions for quite some time when they engage with people. But, sooner or later, you will find out that those characteristics have been there for the duration. And so you are over there thinking why didn’t I see it?

So, how can we determine the foggy line between what is ‘real’ and what is downright a mirrored behavior? Straightforward, those who are truly dealing with the nasty effects of  PTSD and/or CPTSD will speak with you about possibilities while recalling the event(s) and use reflective thinking. Those who are wearing the ‘victim badge’ will speak to you with what they believe are facts while blaming and criticizing others for everything that has gone wrong in their life. 

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