Researchers led by Durham University, in collaboration with Northumbria University, recently set out to understand the differences between a group of clairaudient spirit mediums — people who claim to hear voices of the dead — and the general public.
Netflix has released the official trailer for Surviving Death, a new docuseries set to premiere this week. Surviving Death comes from director and executive producer Ricki Stern (Reversing Roe, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work) and is based on journalist Leslie Kean’s bestselling book of the same name. The mind-bending series will blend science and spirituality in its look into the possibility of the afterlife. Each of the six episodes features interviews with people who claim they have experienced the afterlife in their near-death experiences, people who claim to have proof of the afterlife based on communications with loved ones, and those who investigate these claims from a scientific or spiritual perspective….
Callum Jensen (Dan Green – author of ‘The Lincoln Da Vinci Code’ and ‘The Lincoln Da Vinci Code and the Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau’)
The Mystery of the Octave – The Ultimate Secret of Lincoln CathedralBy Dan Green
Over the years it hadn’t missed my attention that there is a close relationship between chess and the classical Chinese text the I-Ching, possibly the oldest divinatory system known, often called the Book of Changes, with its 64 Hexagrams. The 64 squares of chess mirror the number of Hexagrams (64 also being the number of DND Codons), the 8 major trigrams replicate the 8 ranks, 8 files, six lines in a hexagram duplicate the 6 types of chess pieces and both have two opposing modes, the Ying-Yang and the two opposing black and white colours. Transformation in the I-Ching entails 8 major shifts paralleling the musical octave, something we will be returning to.
There is a growing public suspicion about the grip of Freemasonry within the police force, that leads to fears of corruption. Both British and American police display the black and white chequers of the Masonic Lodge floor on their uniforms. The most prevalent of slang terms for a British policeman or woman is a ‘copper’. Amongst a few contending theories as to why, we are told that the term originates from the Latin ‘capere’ meaning ‘to seize, to take’. The other contender is that it comes from New York’s first official police force in the States who wore badges made from copper. However, ‘copper’ hides neatly in ‘copralalia’ – copr. Perhaps the unknown origin for another popular slang for police, ‘rozzers’, can also be claimed in ‘Kopros’, containing both ‘cop’ and ‘ros’.
The classical image of the devil with his pitchfork might actually be a visual allegory of an acoustic resonating tuning fork which can be used to emit a pure musical tone, key or pitch. For use in the opening of a ‘Portal’?. International stone sculptor Michael Dan Archer, who has used the tool of the Collective Unconscious for some of his work, in 2002 contributed numerous examples of his sculptures in and around Lincoln Cathedral, one he called ‘Portal 1’. Although this has since been removed, at the South East end of the Cathedral you can still see his Gateway entitled ‘Between two worlds’.
Not without its Alice in Wonderland absurdities and the inter-connectiveness of the Collective Unconscious when synchronicities collect up, let me share some starting with Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci
3. The Dog on the Platter at the Last Supper, Great East Window
4. The 64 Hexagrams of the I-Ching
5. The Lincoln Cathedral Code Marker Tomb number 28 which conceals the
6. The Demon Guardian Lincoln Imp, the Rook of the Chess Board
7. ‘Between Two Worlds’ Portal sculpture by Michael Dan Archer
8. The Devil’s ‘Tuning’ Pitch Fork
Sasquatch face print
Cryptomundo : The folks at Sanger Paranormal put out a news release, and now AOL News has broken the story in the mass media. But despite Sanger’s desire to keep the imagery secret until their news conference of the 23rd, in a move that is strangely similar to the leaks of the “Georgia Bigfoot” under ice hoax of 2008, Sanger has leaked the face print of the Sasquatch early. It was found on their site, and then quickly removed. But here’s what they posted, which was saved by a Cryptomundo reader, Rick Sheen and forwarded to Cryptomundo…
Bigfoot investigators hope DNA test will confirm existence of two man-beasts
California Bigfoot investigators were shocked over Memorial Day weekend when they found strange markings and hair on their pickup truck windows. Now, they’re hoping DNA tests will prove once and for all the existence of the legendary man-beast…
Daniel Boone’s Yahoo = Bigfoot?
Long before it became the brand of a search engine, the creature whose uttered cry gave it a name haunted Kentuckians. Daniel Boone told tales of “killing a ten-foot, hairy giant he called a Yahoo,” says John Mack Faragher in a 1992 biography of Boone. The Yahoos are hairy man-like creatures in Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels,” one of Boone’s favorite books…
io9 Offers $2000 bounty for authentic photos of cryptids
This summer, io9 is going cryptozoological. We’re offering a $2000 bounty to the person who sends us the best authentic photo or video of a “cryptid,” or mystery animal. And that’s just the beginning of Cryptid Summer…
Looking for Bigfoot? County has had its share of mysterious sightings
If you happen to see an eight-foot-tall, very hairy fellow wearing sunglasses, a straw hat and strings of old Mardi Gras beads at this week’s Handy blues festivities, don’t be alarmed. It’s merely Bigfoot, a.k.a. Sasquatch or Yeti, who has snuck into town to enjoy the music, eat some red beans and rice, and watch folks lose their inhibitions and break into impromptu dance.
GHOSTS, HAUNTED PLACES AND POLTERGEISTS:
Marlins reliever spooked at ‘haunted’ hotel
With the Marlins in Tampa to start a weekend series against the Rays, relief pitcher Steve Cishek felt an eerie presence at the team’s hotel, and let his Twitter followers know all about it. Too bad he didn’t find out whether the ghost could help the team break its ongoing losing streak…
Sandra Bullock fears home is haunted
Sandra Bullock reportedly fears that her temporary home in London is haunted. The 46-year-old actress is in town filming sci-fi thriller Gravity with George Clooney, and is apparently being kept awake by things that go bump in the night…
Spirits said to inhabit former jail
Laugh if you please, but Medina County Judge Jim Barden isn’t joking when he says an other-worldly spirit has made its presence known in the former jail building that now houses his staff. He recently was spooked into leaving by the sound of unexplained footsteps as he worked alone, after hours…
“Psychic sheep” detects cancer, saves farmer’s life
A shepherd claims her ‘psychic sheep’ saved her life by detecting that she had breast cancer. Alfie, a five-year-old sheep is being hailed a hero by some in the UK and now has a following of hundreds of friends on Facebook…
Dogs likely born with canine telepathy
Dogs are so in tune with us that they can read our minds, according to a new Learning & Behavior study that also determined canines are probably born with the ability. Practice makes perfect, however, so the more a dog hangs around humans, the better he or she becomes at “canine telepathy,” which actually relies upon hyperawareness of the senses…
Wichita, Kansas experiences bizarre “heat burst”
At 12:22am on June 9 temperatures in Wichita, Kan., rocketed from 85 degrees Fahrenheit to 102 F in the space of twenty minutes. What caused this heat burst?
EARTH MYSTERIES (more)
Crop Circles: Created by Sound? (added 6/16)
The force of sound may be a logical explanation for the previously unexplained phenomena of crop circles.
Scientific Proof of Burning in Crop Circle Plants (added 5/5)
There have been many reports over the years about possibly “burned” plants in crop formations, but in 2010 seedheads from a Dutch formation have provided scientific proof of actual burning.
GHOSTS and HAUNTINGS (more)
Tales of the Unquiet Dead (added 5/19)
Is the funeral industry shy about reporting their ghostly incidents? Here are some haunted goings-on at the funeral parlor.
Who Or What Are The Shadow People? (added 5/26)
Shadow people, also known as shadow folk or shadow beings, are usually attracted to one person or location for unknown reasons, this site says.
HUMAN MYSTERIES (more)
The Astral Plane (added 4/21)
The author tells of his remarkable discovery of the astral plane when he was a young boy in England, and then later in Connecticut.
Crystalinks: Doppelganger (added 3/17)
A doppelganger is the ghostly or in some cases, a physical double of a living person. The term has come to refer to any double or look-alike of a person, most commonly in reference to a so-called evil twin, or to bilocation.
Vampires and Disease (added 5/19)
This monster did not keep a polite distance; he was a friend, a neighbor or husband. He was a corpse who returned from the grave to kill.
LIFE AFTER DEATH and REINCARNATION (more)
How to Run A Home Séance (added 5/5)
Does mediumistic ability exist within the circle of your family and friends? Here is how you may find it and put it to work.
What Happens During a Life Review? (added 3/17)
This study is a review of 319 NDErs responses to questions about the near-death experience and the life review, changed beliefs, life changes, and universal order/purpose.
LOST WORLDS and MYSTERIOUS CIVILIZATIONS (more)
Ancient American Artifacts (added 4/14)
Video: Fascinating evidence in the form of artifacts from northern Michigan that provide evidence of European habitation of North America long before Columbus.
MAD SCIENTISTS and WEIRD SCIENCE (more)
Anti-Gravity Machines, Devices, Propulsion and Research (added 5/19)
Here you will find information on anti-gravity inventions, machines, perpetual motion inventions, and much more related to anti-gravity technology.
MYSTICS, PROPHETS and PROPHECIES (more)
The Occult World of CG Jung (added 7/23)
How a near-death experience transformed the psychologist’s attitude to the world of mysticism and magic.
OUIJA BOARD and DIVINATION (more)
Ouija Board – A History (added 6/9)
This article examines the Ouija’s origins, its paranormal aspects, the psychological angle, and more.
PARANORMAL BASICS (more)
The Bent Spoon Magazine (added 6/9)
This online magazine in PDF format labels itself as “the skeptical magazine for the true believer,” and includes Q&As between those with opposing viewpoints, interviews with investigators and thinkers, and articles critical of believers and skeptics alike.
PLANETARY and LUNAR ANOMALIES (more)
Mars Fossil Images (added 5/26)
This site presents several photos taken by the Mars rovers that show objects that look very much like fossils found on Earth.
NASA’s Anomalies Above the Moon (added 6/9)
This YouTube video is a compilation of NASA film taken by the Apollo missions that include anomalies on and around the moon. Some are rather intriguing.
PSYCHIC PHENOMENA (more)
10 Ways to Develop Psychic Abilities (added 6/16)
Everyone has some psychic tendencies, this site says. We are all born with psychic abilities, but society conditions us to hide them. Here are 10 ways to improve your psychic abilities.
Psychic Spies (added 4/7)
Whatever happened to America’s remote viewers? To understand what has happened to remote viewing since the death of the programme, it helps to understand why the programme was killed.
Psychic Test (added 5/26)
This site presents several different visual tests you can try to see if you might have some psychic ability.
RELIGIOUS MYSTERIES and MIRACLES (more)
The Apparition at Knock Ireland, 1879 (added 5/5)
The apparition was like a three-dimensional, life-like sculpture that never moved, like a well done holographic projection.
What Is a Demon? (added 4/21)
Demonology is a hot topic in Fortean circles currently. But what is a demon? There are various theories by various experts with varied world views.
TIME-DIMENSION TRAVEL (more)
Train Ride to a Parallel Dimension (added 11/18)
A fascinating tale and analysis of a woman who had a bizarre experience traveling in Scotland. When she stepped off of her train, did she enter a time warp?
WEIRD CREATURES and MONSTERS (more)
Bownessie (added 4/7)
No one is sure if the sightings of strange creatures in the lake over the years are linked, but they are treated that way by those who have witnessed the “lake monster”.
Congo: Mystery Beasts from the Heart of Darkness (added 4/21)
There a number of other lesser known mystery animals with allegedly dinosaurian identities from in and around the Congo basin region.
Top 20 Bigfoot Sightings (added 6/16)
This article should more properly be called the “Top 20 Bigfoot Sightings on Video” since they are all fairly recent, except for the Patterson-Gimlin film. They vary in quality.
Unexplained events and paranormal experiences
A haunted history lesson
Atchison group makes film about The Sallie House. Several people pass by a little two-story house on North Second Street in Atchison every day. What’s surprising is how few people know about all of the bizarre things that have allegedly happened there…
The healing power of prayer?
Health and religion have always been intertwined, most obviously through prayer on behalf of the sick. Does intercessory prayer for sick people actually help heal them? For thousands of years some people have believed so. But new Brandeis University research in the Journal of Religion this month shows that over the last four decades, medical studies of intercessory prayer—the prayer of strangers at a distance—actually say more about the scientists conducting the studies than about the power of prayer to heal…
Chile: What the Devil…?
“What the devil is in this photo?” The text goes on to say: Rosa Araya says that the only thing she did was take a photo of her nephews in the backyard of her house in Montegrande to finish a roll of film. Upon developing the roll, she became aware of two things. She had only focused on the boys’ heads and that some strange luminous dots forming a sort of saucer appeared over the skies of Valle de Elqui. Ufologist Patricio Diaz, when consulted by the “El Dia” newspaper, dismissed the possibility that the image was a hoax…
Witches’ coven claims religious persecution after church hall ban
A coven of witches is accusing the Roman Catholic church of religious persecution after being banned from using a parish social centre for a Halloween gathering…
C2C guest blows it on Patterson-Gimlin
One of the painful things about surveying the cryptozoological field is to watch people that should know better misrepresent facts, conjectures, and theories. As usual, one of the worst minefields is the Roger Patterson-Bob Gimlin footage of an apparent Bigfoot taken on October 20, 1967, in Bluff Creek, California. Sometimes people just say too much about the footage, without any firm foundation in what they are uttering. It is as if the sandbar at Bluff Creek has turned into a bit of verbal quicksand for some folks…
Huge pre-Stonehenge complex found via “crop circles”
Given away by strange, crop circle-like formations seen from the air, a huge prehistoric ceremonial complex discovered in southern England has taken archaeologists by surprise. A thousand years older than nearby Stonehenge, the site includes the remains of wooden temples and two massive, 6,000-year-old tombs that are among “Britain’s first architecture,” according to archaeologist Helen Wickstead, leader of the Damerham Archaeology Project…
Charity night in haunted house turns Wrexham friends into ghost believers
Hour upon hour of ghostly goings on proved very successful in raising hundreds of pounds for the special baby care unit at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. A group of friends from the Wrexham area – Claire Westhead, Kurtis Baines, Michael Griffiths and Leanne Westhead – decided to stay overnight at Plas Teg, near Mold, which has a reputation as one of the most haunted buildings in Wales, and were sponsored by friends and family to the tune of £383. They said their time spent at the imposing country house was a very spooky occasion with several incidents taking place.
Clooney hires psychic to contact dead pig
George Clooney has hired to psychic to help him contact his beloved potbellied pig Max, who died in 2006. George reportedly told a friend: “The psychic told me Max had a great life with me. He is very happy in spirit and still hangs out with me sometimes. “I am not sure she was telling the truth but I do want to believe her.”..
Slapper: The phantom of Akalai Flats/La Valentina
Paul Dale Roberts: Cathy Orange meets me at a very unusual spot. She tells me to meet her at Safeway, she has a story for me, plus she has to get her grocery shopping done. I follow Cathy Orange down the aisles, as she selects coffee, cheeses, variety of meats, bread, cucumbers, cereals and everything else that she can fit into her basket. She tells me that she was waiting for the light rail at 9pm on 12th Street between D and E Streets in Sacramento. This is known as Akalai Flats/La Valentina. While waiting, she was slapped in the face by an unknown force…
The invisible Porcupine Man of Sedona, Arizona
Beautiful Sedona, Arizona …there was one night while I was up there, I was attacked by something invisible. I felt like something was shooting me with quills. My body had red botch marks all over. I feel like I was attacked by an invisible porcupine…
I think most of us are familiar with the concept of the guardian angel, who stays with you throughout your life on earth, guiding you and shielding you from danger and harm. Some mediums believe most of us have spirit guides, known as “Doorkeepers”, that stay with an individual from a time prior to birth right through to the afterlife and beyond. Whether that is true I cannot say, but over the years I have collected many accounts of a mysterious benevolent force preventing death and injury in the lives of people, and here are just a couple of these intriguing cases…
Caught on camera: Is this eerie caveman image Britain’s oldest ghost?
Britain’s oldest ghost appears to have been caught on camera at the country’s most ancient inhabited site. The ‘spook’ was snapped in a prehistoric cave at Kent’s Cavern in Torquay, Devon, looming from a wall and surrounded by an eerie mist. In the image, taken by a tourist, the ghostly face of the caveman seems to hover in mid air staring in to the distance…
Study proves planets impact animal behavior
No one who owns one doubts the family pooch exhibits personality traits that seem remarkably human at times. Is there a way to rationally explain this? Incredibly, a new book describing the original and unusual research pursuits of award-winning French scientist Suzel Fuzeau-Braesch presents rigorous proof that man and animals — specifically pedigreed pups and cloned cows — are behaviorally impacted by where the major planets turn up in their astrological birth charts!
Shroud of Turin is a fake created by famous master Giotto, claims Italian art expert
The Shroud of Turin was made by medieval artist Giotto, it was claimed yesterday.
The 14ft length of fabric, said to be the burial cloth of Christ, bears a faint image of a man and appears to be stained by blood.
However carbon-dating tests have suggested it was produced between 1260 and 1390.
Now Italian art expert Luciano Buso has suggested that the original cloth deteriorated and Giotto was asked to make a copy.
After months of careful examination of photographs of the Shroud – the relic is kept locked away and not available to be viewed unless on special occasions – Luciano Buso has come up with an idea worthy of a Da Vinci Code thriller.
He says that several veiled appearances of the number 15, hidden in the fabric by the artist, indicate Giotto created the Shroud in 1315 – and that it is a copy of the original which had been damaged and was then lost over the centuries.
Giotto was perhaps the best known artist of his time and was made famous for his decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, the fresco that depicts the life of the Virgin Mary and Christ.
Mr Buso insists that 700 years ago it was common practice for artists to insert partial dates into their works so as to guarantee their authenticity and it was known only to a handful of people so as to avoid forgeries.
His claims, which form part of a new book he has written, would coincide with 1980’s carbon dating – which has been dismissed by the Church – and which puts the Shroud’s origins in the early 14th century.
Buso, who is based in Treviso, northern Italy, said: ‘I have examined extremely clear photos of the Shroud and spotted a number of occurrences of the number 15, in the face, the hands, and in one case even shaped to look like a long cross.
‘He wasn’t trying to fake anything, which is clear from the fact that he signed it ”Giotto 15”, to authenticate it as his own work from 1315. This was not a fake he was asked to make a copy of the original one.
‘This original one was probably so deteriorated the Church asked one of the greatest artists at the time, Giotto, to make a copy and then the original was lost. What we have now is a copy of that one.
‘For obvious reasons it was not widely publicised that it was a copy as that would have had repercussions for the Church – who I understand have been dismissive of my theory but I am confident that I am correct.’
No-one at Turin Cathedral where the Shroud is kept was available for comment but Professor Bruno Barberis, director of the Shroud Museum, said: ‘I think the theory is ridiculous.
‘His claim that Giotto made the Shroud are not very convincing to me and as far as we are concerned it was not made by an artistic method. Many people claim to have seen Greek and Hebrew writing in the Shroud but it’s never been proven.
‘We believe that the image on the Shroud was made by the body of a man who was tortured and then crucified – however there are still many tests that need to be carried out to prove one way or another what it’s origins are.’
Last year Pope Benedict spent several minutes kneeling in front of the linen cloth, after it went on display for only the fifth time in 100 years and he was one of two million people who saw it during a six week viewing.
The Shroud has captivated the imagination of historians, church elders, sceptics and Catholics for more than 500 years.
Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was obsessed by it and wanted to steal it so he could use it in a black magic ceremony, a monk revealed for the first time last year.
The 14ft-long Shroud bears the faint image of the front and back of a tall, long-haired, bearded man and appears to be stained by blood from wounds in his feet, wrists and side.
Originally the Vatican had intended for the Shroud’s next display to be 2025 but in 2009 Pope Benedict announced it would be brought forward 15 years.
For centuries debate has raged whether the image is that of Christ or an expert forgery from the Middle Ages but what is certain is that experts have never really been able to explain how the image was made.
Carbon-dating tests were conducted on the cloth in 1988 and suggested it was from between 1260 and 1390, other scientists have since claimed that contamination over the ages, from water damage and fire, were not taken sufficiently into account and could have distorted the results.
As a result of controversy and the fact that dating techniques have improved significantly since the 1988 tests were done, there have been numerous calls for further testing but the Vatican has always refused.
The Shroud was given to the Turin archbishop in 1578 by the Duke of Savoy and has been kept in the Cathedral ever since.
Saint-Germain: The Immortal Count
He was an alchemist who, it is believed, discovered the secret of eternal life
IS IT POSSIBLE that a man can achieve immortality – to live forever? That is the startling claim of a historical figure known as Count de Saint-Germain. Records date his birth to the late 1600s, although some believe that his longevity reaches back to the time of Christ. He has appeared many times throughout history – even as recently as the 1970s – always appearing to be about 45 years old. He was known by many of the most famous figures of European history, including Casanova, Madame de Pampadour, Voltaire, King Louis XV, Catherine the Great, Anton Mesmer and others.
Who was this mysterious man? Are the stories of his immortality mere legend and folklore? Or is it possible that he really did discover the secret of defeating death?
When the man who first became known as Saint-Germain was born is unknown, although most accounts say he was born in the 1690s. A genealogy compiled by Annie Besant for her co-authored book, The Comte De St. Germain: The Secret of Kings, asserts that he was born the son of Francis Racoczi II, Prince of Transylvania in 1690. Other accounts, taken less seriously by most, say he was alive in the time of Jesus and attended the wedding at Cana, where the young Jesus turned water into wine. He was also said to be present at the council of Nicaea in 325 A.D.
What is almost unanimously agreed on, however, is that Saint-Germain became accomplished in the art of alchemy, the mystical “science” that strives to control the elements. The foremost goal of this practice was the creation of “projection powder” or the elusive “philosopher’s stone,” which, it was claimed, when added to the molten form of such base metals as lead could turn them into pure silver or gold. Furthermore, this magical power could be used in an elixir that would impart immortality on those who drank it. Count de Saint-Germain, it is believed, discovered this secret of alchemy.
COURTING EUROPEAN SOCIETY
Saint-Germain first came into prominence in the high society of Europe in 1742. He had just spent five years in the shah of Persia’s court where he had learned the jeweler’s craft. He beguiled the royals and the rich with his vast knowledge of science and history, his musical ability, his easy charm and quick wit. He spoke many languages fluently, including French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and English, and was further familiar with Chinese, Latin, Arabic – even ancient Greek and Sanskrit.
It might have been his extraordinary learnedness that led acquaintances to see that he was a remarkable man, but an anecdote from 1760 most likely gave rise to the notion that Saint-Germain could be immortal. In Paris that year, Countess von Georgy heard that a Count de Saint-Germain had arrived for a soiree at the home of Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France. The elderly countess was curious because she had known a Count de Saint-Germain while in Venice in 1710. Upon meeting the count again, she was astonished to see that he hadn’t appeared to age, and asked him if it was his father she knew in Venice.
“No, Madame,” he replied, “but I myself was living in Venice at the end of the last and the beginning of this century; I had the honor to pay you court then.”
“Forgive me, but that it impossible!” the perplexed countess said. “The Count de Saint-Germain I knew in those days was at least forty-five years old. And you, at the outside, are that age at present.”
“Madame, I am very old,” he said with a knowing smile.
“But then you must be nearly 100 years old,” said the astonished countess.
“That is not impossible,” the count told her matter-of-factly, then continued to convince the countess that he was indeed the same man she knew with the details of their previous meetings and of life in Venice 50 years earlier.
EVER PRESENT, NEVER AGING
Saint-Germain traveled extensively throughout Europe over the next 40 years – and in all that time never seemed to age. Those who met him were impressed by his many abilities and peculiarities:
- He could play the violin like a virtuoso.
- He was an accomplished painter.
- Wherever he traveled, he set up an elaborate laboratory, presumably for his alchemy work.
- He seemed to be a man of great wealth, but was not known to have any bank accounts. (If it was due to his ability to transmute base metals into gold, he never performed the feat for observers.)
- He dined often with friends because he enjoyed their company, but was rarely seen to eat food in public. He subsisted, it was said, on a diet of oatmeal.
- He prescribed recipes for the removal of facial wrinkles and for dyeing hair.
- He loved jewels, and much of his clothing – including his shoes – were studded with them.
- He had perfected a technique for painting jewels.
- He claimed to be able to fuse several small diamonds into one large one. He also said he could make pearls grow to incredible sizes.
- He has been linked to several secret societies, including the Rosicrucians, Freemasons, Society of Asiatic Brothers, the Knights of Light, the Illuminati and Order of the Templars.
The renowned 18th philosopher, Voltaire – himself a respected man of science and reason – said of Saint-Germain that he is “a man who never dies, and who knows everything.”
Throughout the 18th century, Count de Saint-Germain continued to use his seemingly endless knowledge of the world in the politics and social intrigues of the European elite:
- The the 1740s he became a trusted diplomat in the court of King Louis XV of France, performing secret missions for him in England.
- In 1760 he performed a similar function at the Hague, where he met the infamous lover, Giacomo Girolamo Casanova. Casanova later said of Saint-Germain, “This extraordinary man… would say in an easy, assured manner that he was 300 years old, that he knew the secret of the Universal Medicine, that he possessed a mastery over nature, that he could melt diamonds… all this, he said, was mere trifle to him.”
- In 1762 he traveled to Russia where it is said he was complicit in a conspiracy that placed Catherine the Great on the throne. He later advised the commander of the imperial Russian armies in the war against Turkey (which they won).
- In 1774 he returned to France when Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette occupied the throne. He allegedly warned them of the revolution that was to come 15 years in the future.
In 1779 he went to Hamburg, Germany, where he befriended Prince Charles of Hesse-Cassel. For the next five years, he lived as a guest in the prince’s castle at Eckernförde. And, according to local records, that is where Saint-Germain died on February 27, 1784.
BACK FROM THE DEAD
For any ordinary mortal, that would be the end of the story. But not for Count de Saint-Germain. He would continue to be seen throughout the 19th century and into the 20th century!
- In 1785 he was seen in Germany with Anton Mesmer, the pioneer hypnotist. (Some claim that it was Saint-Germain who gave Mesmer the basic ideas for hypnotism and personal magnetism.)
- Official records of Freemasonry show that they chose Saint-Germain as their representative for a convention in 1785.
- After the taking of the Bastille in the French Revolution in 1789, the Comtesse d’Adhémar said she had a lengthy conversation with Count de Saint-Germain. He allegedly told her of France’s immediate future, as if he knew what was to come. In 1821, she wrote: “I have seen Saint-Germain again, each time to my amazement. I saw him when the queen [Antoinette] was murdered, on the 18th of Brumaire, on the day following the death of the Duke d’Enghien, in January, 1815, and on the eve of the murder of the Duke de Berry.” The last time she saw him was in 1820 – and each time he looked to be a man no older than his mid-40s.
After 1821, Saint-Germain may have taken on another identity. In his memoirs, Albert Vandam wrote of meeting a man who bore a striking resemblance to Count de Saint-Germain, but who went by the name of Major Fraser. Vandam wrote:
“He called himself Major Fraser, lived alone and never alluded to his family. Moreover he was lavish with money, though the source of his fortune remained a mystery to everyone. He possessed a marvelous knowledge of all the countries in Europe at all periods. His memory was absolutely incredible and, curiously enough, he often gave his hearers to understand that he had acquired his learning elsewhere than from books. Many is the time he has told me, with a strange smile, that he was certain he had known Nero, had spoken with Dante, and so on.”
Major Fraser disappeared without a trace.
Between 1880 and 1900, Saint-Germain’s name once again became prominent when members of the Theosophical Society, including famed mystic Helena Blavatsky, claimed that he was still alive and working toward the “spiritual development of the West.” There is even an allegedly genuine photo taken of Blavatsky and Saint-Germain together. And in 1897, the famous French singer Emma Calve dedicated an autographed portrait of herself to Saint-Germain.
The most recent appearance of a man claiming to be Saint-Germain was in 1972 in Paris when a man named Richard Chanfray announced he was the legendary count. He appeared on French television, and to prove his claim apparently turned lead into gold on a camp stove before the cameras. Chanfray later committed suicide in 1983.
So who was Count Saint-Germain? Was he a successful alchemist who found the secret of eternal life? Was he a time traveler? Or was he a highly intelligent man whose reputation became a fantastic legend?
If you’re still alive, Count de Saint-Germain, I invite you to contact me for an interview. I’m sure my readers would be interested in knowing what you’ve been up to.
It’s 6pm or way past in various parts of the world…no rapture but a mournful excuse (we’re waiting for it!) from a sad false prophet. So, did you see God and all the Angels coming down from above to whisk you away to Heaven? I thought not.
This shows the “pliability” factor the almost-true believers seem to all share in common. If and when the rapture does come, I’ll be posting the aftermath of it all right here! Until then…Monday comes, I have to go back to work and go on with another day, another week and so on.
Sorry everyone, no rapture for you today. So enjoy life and embrace mystery!
I am stunned at how the masses can become so “pliable” as to truly believe we are on the brink of our last days on Earth. Why is religion the greatest weapon one can use? It’s simple…to achieve wealth and power, why not use something so universal that gives so much hope and caters to ones desire for redemption to cover a multitude of inherent past sins?
This is not paranormal, this is just abnormal! Read on and see what you think…
Predictor of May 21 doomsday
* “It is going to happen,” US Christian broadcaster says
* Says true believers to go to heaven, others left behind (Adds comments from “Left Behind” author and atheists)
By Gabrielle Saveri
SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. evangelical Christian broadcaster predicting that Judgment Day will come on Saturday says he expects to stay close to a TV or radio to monitor the unfolding apocalypse.
Harold Camping, 89, previously made a failed prediction that Jesus Christ would return to Earth in 1994.
I don’t usually post much on NWO related events, videos and all that, but many events going on in the world are starting to make me question just how real this Illuminati could truly be. Here’s a video that just might make you start asking questions about all this yourself…
Video posted by Xendrius on May 8, 2010
About the video:
The sharpened quality G.H.W. Bush video in question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMUW4yi1-vA Actual proof that these people are not fully human. No suprise, both of them were trained in a satanic cult called “Skull & Bones”, whose rituals have been filmed and exposed to have satanic themes.
This video just scratches the surface, watch all the other videos here on this channel, especially the video “Reptilian Eyes Explained”, and “Bill Cooper – The Satanic 9/11 Ritual).
If you still have doubts about UFOs or still need some visual evidence as well as the testimonies of respected NWO researchers, here is the video to see.
Covers John Todd’s, Kent Hovind’s, Bill Cooper’s and Fritz Springmeier’s reesarch into ufology, the disclosure project hoax, and the Illuminati plan for 2010-2012 and more.
This is a very important video, I wish everyone in the world could see it, even if people don’t believe it now, they certainly will once when the Illuminati plays their UFO card, and trust me, after all the disasters, earthquakes, polution, oil-spillage and fuelshortage the Illuminati will move for phase 2.
Noone knows what they plan to do next but they certainly plan to depopulate the planet by around 6 billion, They will probably do it after they have dealt with
all other WMD countries one by one or try to create their third world war as Albert Pike noted.
I don’t know how they will be able to depopulate us but it is reasonable that it will occur before they establish their world government. Because they still need some people to go along with the system.
Founding Fathers, Secret Societies: Freemasons, Illuminati, Rosicrucians, and the Decoding of the Great SealFreemasonry Books) is an excellent book to shed even more light on the Illuminati and their goals and ambitions for the population of our world. A must read for those who want to know much more about this “shadow government”.
A very interesting article and not to mention, several intriguing points brought up in this article as well.
THE FIRST THING that struck me when I picked up J. Gordon Melton’s book The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena was one of the pictures on the cover. It depicts a statue of the Mahayana Buddhist goddess Kuan Yin (see photos at right), and I immediately thought of the artist renderings of the Flatwoods Monster reportedly encountered during a 1952 UFO sighting in Braxton County, West Virginia. It has the same flowing gown and distinctive spade-shaped hood, collar, cowling (or whatever it is) behind the head. In my search for other images of Kuan Yin, only a few others include the spade shape; most do not, indicating that this is not a feature that is necessarily associated with her. So I concluded to my satisfaction that the similarities in the images of the goddess and the Flatwoods “alien” were mere coincidence. I don’t think the Buddhist goddess was making a Fatima-like appearance to the three children of Braxton County. (Although other similarities to Fatima include the sighting of lights in association with the apparitions, and that the being initially appeared to three children, two of which, in both cases, were brother and sister. Other researchers have noted the parallels between the Fatima phenomena and some UFO experiences.)
That is not the most interesting thing about The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena, however. Aside from its detailed entries on the phenomena you expect it to cover, it also has a good deal of information on phenomena, events, and people you may never have heard of. Yes, it includes the Shroud of Turin, stigmata, the Marian apparitions at Fatima and other locations, and many more familiar mysteries (although the book inexplicably omits the allegedly incorruptible bodies of various saints), but there are also quite a few that are not so familiar.
Several saints are credited with the power of bilocation – the ability to appear in two places at once – during their lifetimes. Melton’s book provides the example of Martin de Porres, who in the 17th century was reportedly seen in places as distant as Mexico, northern Africa, China, and Japan, although he never left his home country of Peru. He made this claim of bilocation himself, often able to provide detailed descriptions of the places he visited in his other body.
THE STATUE OF CARTAGO, COSTA RICA
Here’s an account of a Marian miracle I never heard of. While walking along a footpath one day in 1635, young Juanita Pereira found a small statue of a woman bearing a small child in her arms. She took it home as a toy. The next day, she found what she thought was an identical statue in the same place. She took that home, too, but was puzzled by the fact that the first statue had disappeared. This happened again when she found the three-inch statue for a third time at the very same spot along the footpath. She took the statue to a local priest, who immediately recognized the statue as depicting the Madonna and Child. He stored it safely away in a chest… from which it soon disappeared. Of course, they found it back at the spot where Juanita had found it those other times. The priest took this “miracle” as a sign that a shrine to the Virgin should be built on that spot, which it was. The statue is still on display at the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles, which replaced the original shrine.
THE DAVENPORT BROTHERS
The Spiritualist movement is generally credited to have begun with the spirit rappings demonstrated by the famous Fox sisters in Hydesville, New York in 1848. Ira and William Davenport of Buffalo, New York, claimed, however, that their spirit rappings began two years previous to the Fox sisters’ experiences. Although Wikipedia calls them magicians, the Davenport Brothers became two of the most widely known Spiritualist mediums of their day, even though they began their careers in their teens. Their demonstrations included the manifestation of floating hands that would pick up musical instruments and play them. Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believed their marvels to be genuine, but Harry Houdini suspected that that were indeed just clever magicians. Houdini claimed that Ira Davenport confessed their trickery to him shortly before his (Ira’s) death.
For those wondering why this story is in a book on religious phenomena, it’s worth a reminder that Spiritualism is a religion, the center of which is the Lily Dale community in southwestern New York State. (Oddly, there are no entries for Lily Dale or the Fox Sisters – except under the heading “Rappings” – in Melton’s book either.)
We’ve all heard of people being cured of blindness, cancer, and other severe afflictions by miraculous healings… but tooth decay? Hey, why not? An infected tooth is downright agonizing. Louisiana-born Willard Fuller became famous for his paranormal dentistry in the 1940s through to the 1970s. Beginning as a Baptist minister, he later began his own Pentecostal theology and founded the Lively Stones Fellowship. Some people claiming dental healings by Fuller testified that they miraculously found gold fillings in their teeth, where there were none before. Similar gold fillings were attributed to the blessings of the Toronto Airport Fellowship in 1999.
HOLY COAT OF TRIER
The Shroud of Turin and the Veil of Veronica are well-known relics said to be personally related to Jesus of Nazareth. Less well-known is the Holy Coat of Trier. Currently protected in a Catholic cathedral in Trier, Germany, this seamless, plain brown cloth is claimed to be the coat that Jesus wore during his arrest, scourging, and crucifixion – the very coat that the Roman soldiers gambled for, as told in the Gospel of John. Most religious scholars are skeptical of the garment’s authenticity, and it has never been scientifically scrutinized in the way that the shroud has, for example. The earliest it can be traced back to is the 12th century, but is thought by some to date back to the 4th century when it was brought back from the Holy Land by Empress Helena (mother of Constantine) with a number of other questionable relics.
Many of the encyclopedia’s entries are quite entertaining. The one for Hélène Smith is a case in point. Smith was another prominent medium of the 19th century’s Spiritualist movement. The pretty, Swiss-born medium was nothing if not outrageous in her claims and proclamations. She announced, for example, that she was the reincarnation of Marie Antoinette, and was also able to channel Simandini, the daughter of a 6th century Arab sheik. More fun, though, was her claim that she had astrally traveled to Mars. She described the planet as being astonishingly similar to Europe of the 1890s, but with bizarre Marsisms, including horseless and wheel-less vehicles, and citizens of Mars who wore unisex clothing. In a trance, Smith could even speak in Martian… which later turned out to be mostly French.
Despite certain deficiencies – the legendary rose miracles of St. Theresa are not mentioned, yet the silly grilled cheese sandwich image of the Virgin Mary gets an entry with photo – The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena does cover a lot of interesting ground. And it does not feel overly biased toward Christian phenomena, but includes entries for many other faiths, from Islam to New Age. It’s well worth a place on your paranormal bookshelf.
I’m going to make the details of what happened at that revival short for the sake of time, because there’s still many, many more details of what happened during and after this revival. About three weeks into going to this revival, things had been fine. In the fourth week however, things started going on that still makes me question why and how.
In that fourth week, my wife started talking about demonic possession, and dwelling on it pretty heavily. She told me people at this revival wanted to take away her ‘demonic powers’ (not in the interest to “heal” or “cleanse her”). Yes, I know that’s pretty far out there. My wife had been a practicing wiccan too. She never really told anybody the full details about any of that. I myself witnessed certain people there displaying very real signs of demonic possession. Full fledged Christians acting this way.
On certain night after returning from this revival, we could both feel something in the same room with us, staring or glaring at us with contempt. I will be truthful with all of you and tell you I have been apart of divinations, have had very real experiences with ghosts, poltergeists and the like. This felt kind of different though! Like this thing had a mission or something to fulfill.
In this fourth week of all this, my wife started having bad nightmares, started becoming fixated with Michael the Arch Angel and Hitler, vampires and others. She had NEVER been fixated with ANYTHING to do with Hitler, vampires and all that. I firmly believe this so called revival and the cronies running it had used some type of auditory based influence that might have had some prolonged psychological results as well. John Kilpatrick and his cronies like Nathan Morriss are fakes and are simply trying to deceive people through the use of religion to aquire money and further the new age Christian movement, which has nothing to do with the actual word of God!
Keep one thing in mind: I am not trying to destroy or persecute the religious community or trying to advocate Christian persecution. I am simply trying to expos false prophets and con artists here, and make people aware of the dogmatic and dangerous beliefs they advocate! Mr. Kilpatrick’s history speaks for itself (read the articles at this link for more details as well as this site for even more details and info on Mr. Kilpatricks history). As for the rest associated with this revival…guilty as charged.
My wife now is dealing with emotional problems when before she had no other problems other than daily normal ones etc. We have been married for 12 years now, and I have NEVER witnessed her become this disturbed all because of a simple revival. There is far more going on behind the scenes of this revival! If you have any thoughts about attending this event…DON’T! The paranormal aspects of this revival all are based on Eastern philosophies of Chi techniques etc. Among the other “tricks” these people at this revival have used and concentrate on to keep the people enthused & coming back for more are being slain in the spirit, so called holy laughter (which is NOT biblical at all!) laying on of hands and so on. Here’s what all that amounts to, summed up in one shot:
Just as the Western psychologists are proffering ancient shamanistic practices in a guise which is more palatable to the uninitiated Westerners, so the professing Christian churches which peddle ‘religious fainting” have simply made the Possession-Trance state of shamanism more readily acceptable to the undiscerning sheep who attend their heated meetings. These are the true origins of the strange phenomena which are being so widely reported today and which are bringing the gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ into so much disrepute.
Now to bring up another question…do you believe the true origins of so called demons to be the one we all know about, or do you think demons are simply a race of evil spirits with a very different origin other than what we know from the bible or Sunday school teachings? One thing is true here…my wife has been affected in such a way from this, that she will be wrestling with a very real problem for along time to come because of a very dangerous situation created by con-artists who may very well be “in league with the devil” to further their own ends and hunger for power (and money). Religion is the most dangerous weapon human-kind has ever wielded! Think about this…religion can destroy families, religion can destroy marriages, religion is used to brain-wash, gain money etc. And the list go on and on.
My wife is doing better, but the effects of this encounter with these people will haunt her for years to come. Please do research the names mentioned here of the people linked with this revival. Watch the videos below, these videos are very telling about the true nature of this revival. Watch these and comment back about what’s on your mind.
The true nature of these so called revivals!
I’ll be posting more on this subject in the very near future. If you have any experiences to share about these revivals, please share them! There’s a lot more going on behind the scenes with these revivals than what meets the eye.
Since this whole story about our experiences with a revival we had gone to, to investigate and pick apart for the obvious stage show that it was, is going to be a pretty long one, it will be in two part posts.
My wife and I were invited to a local revival called the Bay of the Holy Spirit Revival. This revival takes place at the Expo Center in Mobile, AL. The revival originally started in Toronto Canada, then in Brownsville Florida. It’s not what you would expect. This revival is NOT about “reviving” the spirit of God and bringing salvation through Jesus. This “show” is staged by charismatic christians who focus more on healing than salvation. Demonic activity was seldom mentioned. Many people from all over the world had been there as well or had been watching over the Internet, hoping to be healed from their sicknesses etc., and perhaps even “saved” from their sins.
What I personally had experienced was new age healing techniques being employed, and using the guise of “old school” preaching and new testament type “fire of God” power to heal the wounded. This revival is NOT of God or any semblance of Christianity! This so called “revival” is a combination of Christian doctoral views and teachings and Eastern techniques! This is not a true revival at all.
Ok, so how is any of this paranormal related? you might be thinking. Eastern techniques employ the use of Chi manipulation and mastering. Allowing the person to achieve almost paranormal type results. But, all humans are capable of mastering our physical bodies through Chi…we in the western world have just been taught otherwise that we cannot!
Before getting into details of what took place there and outside of the revival, here’s some of the key players (feel free to research the names…it makes for some surprising reads). John Kilpatrick, Nathan Morris, Steve Hill as well as other “smaller” players in this situation. discernmentministriesinternational.wordpress.com has a lot of great info you really need to read and watch the videos to see the true reasons why this revival is dangerous on so many levels!
This whole ordeal took place in February of this year, 2011. We had attended three weeks of the revival. During each event I started to take note of the bizarre reactions of these laying on of hands (which is not scriptural). I witnessed people reacting in strange ways…sudden eruption of unusual laughter, eyes rolling back in their heads, trembling, sweating, manic behaviors and more. Many people claimed their hearing was restored, their eye sight restored, diseases healed etc.
John Kilpatrick has been exposed as a false prophet before. Mr. Kilpatrick’s bank account has seen some pretty good results because of the Brownsville revival. But as with all things, even that revival had eventually dried up and he had to move on to Mobile, AL to “bring the fire of God”, or rather renew his income and make that bank account happy again. Here’s what the bible says about false prophets:
But mark this: there will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, ratherlovers of pleasure than lovers of God– having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. 2 Timothy 3:1-5
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4:3-4
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them–bringing swift destruction on themselves. Manywill follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. 2 Peter 2:1-3
First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3: 4
Nathan Morriss is his right hand man in all of this. Mr. Morriss is a pastors son. He had gotten involved in drug use, drinking and had many women friends. The fire of God had supposedly fallen on him one day and from that point on, he suddenly knew his real reason in life. Make no mistakes about this…BOTH of these people have had their lives (and financial lives) remarkably improved as if by a miracle. But if you want to believe that, I have some prime land for sale on venus for you.
Here’s the prime “big dogs” behind this dog and pony show for the masses:
Tomorrow I will be getting into the details of what took place during and after that revival. What happened because of the influence of these false prophets also caused my wife to have a serious health problem, and I’ll explain why I suspect this revival to be a big reason for it happening. There are paranormal related implications to all this, so stay tuned and I’ll piece it all together.
Part 2 will be posted on the 30th Life has me pretty busy, so I will be posting part 2 as soon as I can.
Tomorrow I want to post about a very real and growing problem associated with todays Christianity. My wife and I have had an incident involved with a revival that had been taking place in the city we live in. If you have ever been to a modern day revival and have had noticed a lot of strange things involved with these “get togethers”, then you’ll want to read my up-coming post about these snake oil salesmen (not all pastors involved in these revivals are guilty by the way). I’ll be providing links to a very good website that has a lot of great info so you can research more about this.
So stay tuned, more is on its way.