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“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.

I want you to STOP whatever it is that you are doing and listen to this podcast!

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.


“Time and Beauty” Reveals the physics of human perception

Hello, and welcome to the new series of The Next Truth podcasts…“Let’s ask questions”.

In this podcast I am speaking with J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University, Adrian Bejan. He is a professor who has made contributions to modern thermodynamics and developed his constructal law. But what is this law? What is it predicting? And how is this law related to his latest book “Time and Beauty: Why time flies and beauty never dies”

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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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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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‘Masking’ in order to fit in today’s society


Emotional Avoidance, Analytical Thinking and Self Reflection After a Traumatic Experience

  • This article is a small sampling of several chapters of a book I am writing, “Extrasensory Perception: The physical existence of an unseen world”. Meaning, due to the fact it is written from a personal point of view, it contains less clinical in-depth as can be read in my previous articles on PTSD and CPTSD.

Although the following pages might create a feeling of ‘What the heck?!” with some people, the content is neither meant as an attack on anyone or any website nor is it as me complaining about peoples thoughts and/or views on how to write/speak about the nasty effects from PTSD and/or CPTSD. I am writing this to draw the attention on the slowly growing but still shallow knowledge regarding to how many are processing and reacting on traumatic events experienced while being in a toxic relationship.

Some time ago I submitted my articles “Suck it Up and Get Over it Princess!” and “PTSD: Your Condition is Not Your Conclusion” to an educational site on PTSD. The editor responded by email saying that my articles are being considered for publication but, with some small adjustments. I have been kindly asked to soften the tone in the art, “Suck it Up and Get Over it Princess!”, to leave out words like “psychopathic” and not to link violence to mental illness. Nor should articles published on this site discuss medication used to treat PTSD. On the latter, according to my best of knowledge, I have not done so. Frankly, I am of the opinion that many of the medications prescribed by therapists were not necessary in the first place. And, with some clients, even have created unnecessary chaos in their mind and/or life.

Nevertheless, I fully understand that particular language used in my articles e.g. describing the general mind-set and horrific behaviours of criminals and explaining some of my personal experiences from the field, can have an shocking effect with some. But, as soon as a 1st responder start speaking up his/her mind on what they have experienced or are experiencing, don’t silence them by saying that ‘incorrect language’ is used.

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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.


Coming soon! New TNT Podcasts

After a brief period of not broadcasting any Podcasts, The Next Truth is starting to build up a library again. Podcasts which are discussing the most amazing stories, mind dazzling theories and, out-of-the-box questions.

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