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]
With author Lynn Russell
Are we, in some unexplainable manner, 100% aware of this final journey we take in the moment death is medically declared? Or is it just the mind playing tricks with you?
Traditionally, death has been determined by the medical profession using basic methods. These methods took the form of using either a heart or lung functioning criteria for death. To declare ones death, physicians would ‘feel for the pulse, listen for breathing, hold a mirror before the nose to test for condensation, and looked to see if the pupils were fixed.
But, as medical technology developed, a gap began to form between traditional cardiopulmonary standards and our conceptions of death. The spirit world became both an accepted fact for many and a topic for myriad scientific researchers.
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 the author of “The Wonder of Your” Lynn Kathleen Russell about if Near death and Out of Body Experiences are our connection with this vast space we have become familiar with as, the universe.[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]
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!
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With film director, science-based paranormal investigator and award winning author Benjamin Radford
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 from time to time?
What if we… the modern version of the Homo Sapiens … still possess a primordial but natural ability of blowing ourselves up, so to speak, as soon as we are in a stress or dangerous situation?
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 to the fact of you not knowing what might be hiding in the dark corners. This feeling of fear could be a left over from ancient times in order for us to sense if there is a blood thirsty predator or not and then to flee or fight?
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, film director, science-based paranormal investigator and award-winning author and co-author of over twenty books and thousands of articles on a wide variety of topics including urban legends, the paranormal, critical thinking, and media literacy, Bejamin Radford about if there could be a more Earthly explanation for what we have become to understand as “The Paranormal”.[Top]
British Journalist and Media Commentator Nick Pope Weighs In
By Maria Anna van Driel, www.nexttruth.com
Since the dawn of civilization humanity pondered over the question of where we, as a species, will go and what will happen when we get there. But it was not until the 19th century that we realized that we had the technology to do great things and to expand beyond the limits of our own imagination. https://youtu.be/HGWCVqsQjN8
If you think that some technologies from Star Trek seem far-fetched, think again. Many of the devices from the acclaimed television series are slowly becoming a reality. While we may not be teleporting people from starships to a planet’s surface anytime soon, we are getting closer to developing other tools essential for future space travel endeavors.
But where does this particular knowledge about these advanced technologies come from? Do extraterrestrial beings exchange this information via a yet unknown form of communication what vibrates though your whole body… a form of brain-to-brain communication creating holographic images in the mid-brain?
Or is there something what is that logic and common, many of us never thought of being a plausible answer to why our species feel this almost uncontrollable urge of applying A.I. to our existence?
UFO expert Nick Pope was, from 1991 to 1994, an employee at the British Government’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) where he was working on real-life X-Files. He has discussed the subject on numerous TV shows, and written news stories and features about conspiracy theories (including tie-in publicity material for the second X-Files movie, and extensive material for truTV’s Conspiratorium), covering topics that include JFK, the moon landings, 9/11, UFOs, and many other conspiracy theories – some well-known, others less well-known. Currently he is a freelance journalist and media commentator, and is, by the media, called “the real Fox Mulder”.
To become more familiar with the work of British freelance journalist, UFO expert and former MoD employee Nick Pope visit his Website www.nickpope.net or read the highly interesting summaries of his books via www.amazon.com
Welcome Nick, I appreciate the time you took for letting us peer behind the scenes in your journey as a former MoD employee, a media commentator, freelance journalist and author of several books.
The Next Truth: You have been asked this question probably a millions of times but, how did you gained your nick-name “the real Fox Mulder”?
Nick Pope: This was a joke that the British media first started. When it was revealed that I was doing this job from the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and when the British Government began to declassify and release some of it UFO files, one of the journalists, I cannot remember who, wrote an article about me and my UFO work for the British Government and made this comparison, ‘Well, Nick must be the real Fox Mulder working on real life X-Files.’
It must have struck a cord with people because they started repeating this and I started being printed in newspapers and magazines. At first I thought it trivialized my Government work but then I though, ‘No, you can’t be too pressures about this and just go with the joke.’ It’s good fun and that is how it all started.
TNT: With most people, when they hear your name, they automatically relate you to UFO’s, extraterrestrial life-forms and secret documents but you are also a freelance journalist. What influenced you to leave behind the MoD and step into the world of journalism?
NP: When I took early retirement from the MoD and again, this was in the same time as the British Government was releasing a lot of the files and documents relating to my old job, many journalists contacted me and wrote features about me and my Government work. Somewhere along the line one newspaper must have said to me, ‘We like to write you the articles in your own words.’ So write the articles as yourself or as an opinion piece.
Many journalists and newspapers noticed my writing style and quite liked it and I got asked to write some more. People initiated me to write about UFO’s and other mysteries and about conspiracy theories too so; I started broadening the subject that I wrote about. I like writing the articles myself because this way I can be 100% certain that all the information is in it correct.
TNT: How did you got involved with the MoD? I mean, the moment that you stepped into that particular world?
NP: Well, my father had been a senior Government scientist. He was an aeronautical engineer but, as he became more senior in Government, he stopped doing hands on science and became a manager of scientific programs. In fact, he ended up as the deputy chief scientific advisor for the MoD. We used to have a joke that the MoD was the family firm and he said, ‘Why don’t apply to join the family firm? The work is very interesting and varied.’ He said, ‘It doesn’t as much as if you where working for the private industry, but…’ he said, ‘you find the work more interesting and you will find the subjects you are dealing with that are those sorts of things that you see on the television news in the evening. And if you want to be a part of something interesting and important, and work for your country, then you should consider in applying.’
To me that sounded fascinating! I applied and I was accepted. And in the course I have served for 21 years as a civilian employee in the MoD. I had, I think, 7 completely different jobs; I mean, I was involved in many different subjects ranging from financial policy to the counter-terrorism. So, as you can see, the MoD is a huge organization. But it is the UFO job that I am best known for.
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