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Two Pillars: Ley Lines to Your Fault Line

September 25th, 2010 1 comment


Two Pillars: Ley Lines to Your Fault Line


By Peter Fotis Kapnistos



Is someone else here?”

”Yes,” the stranger said. “Boaz and Jachin are here.”

In the cave, two pillars looked like they had been inserted into the surface of a stony wall.

“Boaz, meaning strength is here, on the left,” the stranger pointed. “The pillar of smoke, of cloud by day. And Jachin, to establish, is on the right, the pillar of fire by night.”

“Melcart and Hiram of Tyre? The Pillars of Hercules? Verses of the Rig-Veda, the sacred columns of the Norse mythology?”

Mythology?” the stranger asked. “Take a closer look at these pillars. Tell me how old you think they are.”

”They seem to be ancient.” The pillars were not decorative. They were the most unattractive pillars he had ever seen. “They look like clay pipes.”

“They are the sturdiest pillars ever made.” Notice how they don’t reach the floor or ceiling of the grotto. They jut out from the mass like two elbows. What purpose could they serve? The pillars Boaz and Jachin are said to support the foundation of the world. They are chains which bind together the earth and sea. If the pillars go, what happens to the world?

Two ancient rivets were made into immovable bolts, to prevent a ley line, or commonly traveled pathway, from becoming a fault line. But the unattractive pillars are gone now, taken away by a modern museum team.

When the new fault line forms, three continents will lash against each other. The world, as we know it today, will no longer exist. Will we be compelled to establish a New Jerusalem?

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Ley line: Ley lines are alleged alignments of ancient sites or holy places, such as stone circles, standing stones, cairns, and churches. Interest in alleged trade routes as sources of mystical energy has become very popular in Great Britain. Occultists believe that there are certain sites on the earth that are filled with special “energy.”

The Seattle Arts Commission gave $5,000 to a group of dowsers to do a ley line map of Seattle. The group said that the “project made Seattle the first city on Earth to balance and tune its ley-line system.” Skeptical citizens have criticized the Arts Commission for funding a New Age project, but the artwork continues to be displayed on a rotating basis in city-owned buildings within Seattle.

There is no evidence for the belief that ley line energy is connected to changes in magnetic fields. None of it has been scientifically verified yet. However, it has long been known that birds are able to sense magnetic fields and use them to navigate, particularly when migrating south for the winter. Scientists have recently discovered that birds use their right eye to see the Earth’s magnetic field and use it to navigate.

German researchers found that if a bird’s right eye was covered by a frosted goggle, the birds could not navigate effectively, while they could navigate perfectly well if the left eye was covered instead. Both the visual and magnetic images involve variations in light and shade, but visual images tend to have sharp lines and edges, while the magnetic images have more gradual changes from light to dark.

“Researchers led by Katrin Stapput of Goethe-Universitat in Frankfurt, Germany, discovered that when this magnetic sense is distorted the patterns of light and dark make little sense because the bird cannot separate the information from the visual and magnetic images.” (“Revealed: Birds navigate by being able to SEE Earth’s magnetic field with their right eye,” Daily Mail Reporter, 14th July 2010)

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Fault line: In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement. Large faults within the Earth’s crust result from the action of tectonic forces. Energy release associated with rapid movement on active faults is the cause of most earthquakes.

A fault line is the surface trace of a fault, the line of intersection between the fault plane and the Earth’s surface. Since faults do not usually consist of a single, clean fracture, geologists use the term fault zone when referring to the zone of complex deformation associated with the fault plane. Faulting breaks rocks and tends to grind them into small bits that decompose faster than the nearby, unfaulted rocks. The result is that most fault lines are obscured by thick soils.

“Faults are different from fault lines. A fault is a three-dimensional surface within the planet Earth. At the fault, rocks have broken. The rocks on one side of the fault have moved past the rocks on the other side. In contrast, a fault line is a line that stretches along the ground. The fault line is where the fault cuts the Earth’s surface. Faults come in all sizes, from small ones whose short fault lines you can see in a single road cut, to huge faults whose long fault lines can be seen best in pictures taken from orbiting satellites. Any particular block of the Earth has room inside for more small faults than big ones, so most faults are small. On continents, faults are everywhere, of all sizes, and they formed at many different times during the Earth’s long history.” – United States Geological Survey (USGS)

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Philadelphia to Athens

September 19th, 2010 2 comments


Philadelphia to Athens: USS Eldridge Wartime Mission


by Peter Fotis Kapnistos


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Scotland Yard investigated the Third Reich doppelganger theory (British Council infiltration by Bavarian Illuminati or Astrum Argentium “Silver Star”) and the final report now remains hidden from the public. A hundred-year ban has been imposed on key facts concerning the so-called deaths of certain German leaders. The US Navy, on the other hand, keeps its own documents (Stargate Project) and is ready to make public any information required to bear out that American forces were not drawn into unlawful activity.

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Just an ordinary day
till you came around

I had my feet on the ground
so much for that
Just an ordinary day
till you came around
and now my life’s upside down
imagine that
and it’s all because I heard you say
and it’s all because I heard you say
and it’s all because I walked your way
and I heard you say, Hey hey
I heard you say, Hey hey
(“Hey Hey,” Dennis Ferrer, 2009)

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Near the end of World War II, the Third Reich’s nuclear strategy was in disarray. Berlin was unable to produce a working atomic weapon. Nor could it power up the great “uranium engine” that its top scientists had presumably designed. But in the eastern Mediterranean, things were remarkably different. There, diverse ships’ crewmembers spoke secretly of an American floating atomic reactor.

In 1961, a converted liberty ship called the Sturgis was part of the US Army Nuclear Power Program and supplied 10 MW (13,000 hp) of electricity. The MH-1A (MH- mobile, high power) was a pressurized nuclear power reactor built by Martin Marietta and mounted on the USS Sturgis. It was said to be the world’s first floating nuclear power station.

Yet rumors of a floating multi-megawatt power system started in World War II, when atomic research was still publicly disavowed and kept secret. The so-called Philadelphia Experiment was alleged to be a 1943 experiment by the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, in which the U.S. naval destroyer USS Eldridge and her crew briefly experienced strange physical alterations. High-frequency experiments were carried out later with the generating plant of another destroyer, the USS Timmerman:

“In the 1950’s this ship was part of an experiment to test the effects of a small, high-frequency generator providing l,000hz instead of the standard 400hz. The higher frequency generator produced corona discharges and other well known phenomena associated with high frequency generators.” (

Whatever occurred in the Philadelphia shipyard was only an experiment. The “actual wartime mission” of the USS Eldridge took place shortly thereafter, in part of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It had been taken for granted by some maritime historians that the US destroyer was in fact a nautical nuclear reactor (as a naval back-up system) for the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bomb.

A reactor’s core sometimes discharges a corona of photons (Cerenkov effect) giving the sense of partial transparency or see-through visibility.  As long as the Philadelphia Experiment’s critics lectured only about electromagnetic fields or invisibility shields, and not the fissile properties of uranium-235 or the fusion reactions of nuclei, the floating atomic power station effectively remained under wraps following the war.

The USS Eldridge (DE-173) was a destroyer escort that assisted with Mediterranean convoys. The convoys included around 100 ships. A division consisted of six ships. In the same division with the USS Eldridge were the USS Carol, the USS Atherton, and the USS Amick. Between 4 January 1944 and 9 May 1945, they sailed on the vital task of escorting men and materials to the eastern Mediterranean.

Carlos Miguel Allende, (Carl Meredith Allen) wrote a series of letters in 1955 to UFO researcher Morris K. Jessup. Allende claimed to have witnessed a ship in Philadelphia made “invisible” with electromagnetic fields when he was a sailor in 1943. The Office of Naval Research asked Jessup to travel to Washington D.C. to discuss the strange letters with its naval officers. In 1959 Jessup was found dead in a car from suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Writers Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen at first scanned the records of hidden naval technology that was once known as Project Rainbow. The book, “The Philadelphia Experiment: Project Invisibility,” by William Moore and Charles Berlitz came out in 1979. Alleged crewmember Alfred Bielek in effect later claimed that it was a space-time experiment linked to the Montauk Project. One of the supposed guides of the so-called “Montauk time vortex” was none other than the ill-famed occultist Aleister Crowley.

While Crowley was a branded pro-German propagandist and blatant sympathizer of fascism, he was also a prominent symbol of London fringe-masonry and in contact with British intelligence. Since the actual wartime mission of the escort ship took place in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, military observers wondered if Aleister Crowley used his “mole” talents to somehow pilfer US naval technology during that chaotic period.

Conceivably, top US military commanders wanted the Nazis to find out that America had the world’s first floating nuclear reactor. By demonstrating its “utility” in a liberated eastern Mediterranean port and allowing Third Reich leaders to believe the nuclear barge would soon fall into their hands, native German attempts to unlock their own uranium engine might be put on hold.

A counterintelligence strategy to persuade misinformed Gestapo moles that Germany would effortlessly gain control of the nuclear barge might have kept the Nazi pipe dream going long enough to cut off Hitler’s Germany — with no Reich military-grade reactor by the war’s end. But first, the gallant escort ship would need to make known its mobile nuclear capacity. Just around that time, a failed mutiny disrupted the chief Allied harbor of the eastern Mediterranean — the main cruise ship port in Europe, and the third largest in the world.

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“Don’t look at the hole for too long,” warned the elderly sea commander.

“What hole?” asked the port supervisor.

“The dark hole inside the gap of nuclear fission,” the captain replied.  “It can be steel or any element. But don’t let your view converge on it without adequate eye protection. The radiation can deprive you of sight.”

The port boss was a Gestapo mole. He had brokered a hard line agreement for a utility demonstration in the liberated port, as a deterrent display of force. The catch was to generate a tiny but credible amount of nuclear energy — a negligible neutron source — only just strong enough to roast an acorn or heat a pizza.

To bear out its potential, with a tactful show of degaussing to counteract the magnetic field of the ship, the American destroyer would pump “a very weak particle beam” into what looked like an ordinary gas pipe on the docks. In this way, the Allies would aim to flush out and map a rogue Nazi target assembly buried somewhere under the ancient streets of the eastern Mediterranean city.

“Don’t look at the hole for too long,” the sea captain warned again. “Let it pass like a distant flash.” He knew just what the cruel Gestapo mole was capable of. A botched port mutiny would soon add fuel to a bitter civil war and facilitate the start of the Cold War.

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Stewart Raffill directed the 1984 movie “The Philadelphia Experiment.” The 1989 music video “If I Could Turn Back Time” from singer Cher played on feelings that a warship crossed the brink into hyperspace. The leading rank of Scientology is the “Sea Organization,” an elite group wearing naval uniforms that deal out weird beliefs on a ship.

The USS Eldridge became the property of the Greek Navy in 1951 and was renamed the HS Leon (D-54). In neighborhood movie theaters, the daughter National Star of Greece, Aliki Vougiouklaki, was put on show dressed up as a sailor to lionize the Greek Navy.

Even though Greece was considered peripheral and inadequate at the time, American bureaucrats directly constructed the Democritus Nuclear Research Center with a reactor and decontamination unit in Athens. A funicular cliff cable railway opened to the public.

The HS Leon was reportedly sold as scrap after the year 2000. Still, up-and-coming these days is the plan of providing “floating nuclear reactors” to power cities. The Russian company Rosenergoatom is setting up a mobile megawatt-floating barge to deliver nuclear energy to inaccessible areas. The planned nuclear ship is said to be thoroughly blueprinted and ecologically safe.

When asked why American troops weren’t first to enter Berlin in 1945, General Dwight D. Eisenhower usually answered that they were looking for Adolf Hitler in his Southern Redoubt stronghold. Yet, talk that the German program couldn’t power up its nuclear reactor was not unfounded. The US Army’s “Alsos Mission” commenced in 1943. It was named with the Greek term for an amusement park or “sacred grove” in honor of General Leslie Groves, in charge of the Manhattan Project. The Alsos exploration of Nazi military sites confirmed that Germany did not turn out an atomic bomb.

At the end of World War II, the Anglo-American Allies rounded up Adolf Hitler’s top nuclear scientists and secretly transferred them to an English country house in Cambridge known as Farm Hall. In what was called “Operation Epsilon” the German scientists remained under house arrest for six months where their conversations were recorded, transcribed, and translated. From those recordings we learned that Hitler was not particularly interested in developing an atomic bomb. Instead, the Nazis were secretly working on a “uranium engine” or super reactor for military purposes:

“I would say that I was absolutely convinced of the possibility of our making a uranium engine, but I never thought we would make a bomb, and at the bottom of my heart I was really glad that it was to be an engine and not a bomb.” (Werner Heisenberg).

The 2000 Tony Award-winning play “Copenhagen” is Michael Frayn’s view of the puzzling meeting between the famous physicists Werner Heisenberg, a German, and Niels Bohr, a Dane, in Nazi-occupied Denmark during the war. Because Heisenberg, a founder of quantum theory who headed the Reich nuclear research team, was not an admirer of Hitler, a security screen or safeguard had to be set up. Heisenberg’s group was required to produce mathematical formulae and small working models of the proposed uranium engine. Then, all construction work was transferred to loyal Nazi, Abraham Esau, the head of the German Bureau of Standards that supervised the building of large-scale atomic projects under Albert Speer. Esau was also in charge of Reich uranium and heavy water (deuterium).

The Allies did not make known the large-scale nuclear military designs of Esau in detail. The research bureau of the Reich Post Office concealed various independent branches of Nazi atomic experimentation. Perhaps only ten percent of the Farm Hall conversations were released in manuscript form: “Some of the German transcriptions are not available in the British or American files and are apparently lost.” But according to the recordings, the German scientists seemed to be more interested in high-energy rays than atomic explosions. At one point they discussed the possibility of Farm Hall being bugged with microphones.

Before the war’s end, a disturbing story emerged that took stock of the German Redoubt as an underground stronghold connected by rail to Fortress Europe. Even Eisenhower’s headquarters took it very seriously. “The Redoubt idea produced in the mindset of the Allied Command the sense that if — and when — Hitler was found it would be in the south.” On the eve of the Normandy invasion an Allied Command wartime report concluded that:

“It seems reasonably certain that some of the most important ministries and personalities of the Nazi regime are already established in the Redoubt area. Goring, Himmler, Hitler are said to be in the process of withdrawing to their respective personal mountain strongholds.”

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In the embittered end, the magic child hesitated and would not struggle, betraying the spiteful promise of an ultimate blitzkrieg. When the guards discerned he was taking far too long to stagger out the door, they were smitten with alarm and apprehension. But when a control fuel pipe was sabotaged shortly afterward, they realized their uranium engine now could not power up, and the war would be lost. The anger was beyond words. Instead of rising up, the magic child favored suicide, and wished to die in a bunker.

Consequently, a backup plan directly went into action. In place of a damaged control duct, a US destroyer would be manipulated, evasively. Even though the escort ship’s nuclear surge would not send out as much energy as required to sustain a chain reaction, the floating atomic barge was here on a clear mission to conquer. Its convoy ruled the sea and drove back all refusals to go along with it. An American display of nuclear governance in the liberated seaport would signify the end of the German war effort.

In their brutal resentment, the guards pledged their hostage a fate far worse than dying: binary fission, fully awake. They would force the magic child to taste the death ray — the neutron beam invented by James Chadwick in the 1930s. When a neutron source collides with a fissile uranium target, a nuclear reaction occurs, which can be controlled to produce energy.

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“The Guns of Navarone” is a 1961 film based on a World War II novel by Alistair MacLean, starring Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Anthony Quinn. It depicts the efforts of an Allied commando team to enter an impregnable Nazi fortress in occupied Greek territory and destroy a massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.

In actual fact, above and across a stylish street in Athens called “Navarinou,” corners of an ancient hilltop are hollow inside and contain cannons and mounted guns that command the waterway of the largest passenger port in Europe. German architects built a number of military bunkers, passages, and rooms inside that raised mass of earth before the war.

“Escape to Athena” is a 1979 war film directed by George Cosmatos, starring Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, and David Niven. It portrays the actions of uncultivated Greek partisans who make off with art treasures from the Nazis, and consequently wipe out a garrison stronghold of V2 rockets in German-occupied Greece capable of stopping an Allied invasion.

Yet, the most atrocious secret weapon of the Southern Redoubt gossip was said to be a type of “death ray.” Perhaps it is garishly portrayed in “Goldfinger,” a 1964 movie with Sean Connery based on Ian Fleming’s spy novel. True to form, secret agent James Bond is strapped to a table under a searing laser, which slowly begins to slice the table in half.

Strong controlled fission beams may release radiation and intense heat that can vaporize elements, similar to an industrial laser. But nuclear particle collisions may also fleetingly create microscopic black holes — and momentarily “warp” the gravitational structure of space and time: “A fireball created in a US particle accelerator has the characteristics of a black hole, a physicist has said.”

It was generated at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in New York, US, which smashes beams of gold nuclei together at near light speeds.

Horatiu Nastase says his calculations show that the core of the fireball has a striking similarity to a black hole. (“Lab fireball ‘may be black hole,’” BBC News, Mar 17, 2005)

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Nearly all of the dockworkers were told that wooden cases on the wharf with “MEL” marked on them contained honey, and that laborers dressed in beekeepers suits were preparing beehive products for the fleet. In the spring of 1945, only a few sailors recognized that full body suits, gloves, and face shields protected physicists from radioactivity in a floating atomic reactor.

Camouflaging the ship’s glowing discharge was rather more difficult, but still within the acceptable limits of an atmospheric reflection. The escort ship’s nuclear energy lined up with its destination duct just as the attempted seaport mutiny began. A rainbow thunderstorm roared. Siren devices wailed out warning sounds. Power surges and spikes occurred throughout the Mediterranean metropolis, releasing electrical charges at several points in the power lines.

Allied aircraft watched from the sky for signs below of surrender. It came at last when a water outflow was quickly spotted over twelve kilometers away. A conduit hydrant had split open, flooding part of a recreational area’s boulevard.

The assault units arrived within minutes. Some of the brigade dashed up through the subway. Others got there with military vehicles. Near the boulevard was an abandoned German motor van, blocking the entrance of a well-designed tenement. Long black hoses zigzagged from an outlet panel on the side of the van to gas pipe sockets in the pavement. The van was a mobile mechanism to maneuver a neutron source through an accelerator’s channel and divert it to its target assembly. The alleyway was swamped with slippery streams of lubricants.

The assault units searched for more German technical machinery. But the task forces arrived first. The Gestapo mole was waiting for them at the driveway of the bunker when the revenge squads got there. The decoy bunker complex had been completely evacuated. There were no signs of life inside — except in the last resting place.

Visionaries imagine human travel at light speed in terms of a whole, intact person. But the Nazis did not. They crudely annihilated a human guinea pig in a concrete encased reactor. Some particles did reach light speed. The rest of the confused mass was fully awake, still alive, but not for long.

Fighters jumped down brickwork stairwells to the sunken internal chamber. They were met with a gruesome spectacle when they discovered the human target assembly. Dire pursuit of criminal organ trafficking at last uncovered the shocking traces of a vicious biological experiment. The genital member was scorched. A lonely wooden chair was splintered with a hole.

The Gestapo mole quickly pulled a coil from the back of the victim’s collar and flung him over a slippery mattress. He said the captive was in a coma and beyond hope. The mole then fired his handgun. What began as a revenge mission ended as a mercy killing.

“We got the real one,” an assault unit negotiator yelled into his radio communication microphone at the top of his voice. “The soldier is dead. He was shot in the head. He was sick.”

Sick unto death — like a brain in a vat. Feet of clay were used to psychologically torture the magic child, who was forced to remain perfectly still and motionless. A ball of clay or soil had been pasted around the foot of his chair. A shift of the chair would cause the clay lump to crumble and break into smaller fragments. Guards could then measure the lightest movements that took place when they were not present, and correspondingly discipline their prisoner.

It looked as if the guards had by some means produced a pulsed spark of atomic lightning, in high peak power. The heat and wavelength of the loose fireball diverged at an angle. The fireball’s broad frequencies did not appear to emit enough energy to chemically transform substances by simple thermal transfer. But its focal core gave off the burst of a cutting machine.

Germany’s discovery of nuclear fission in 1938 fulfilled one of alchemy’s greatest goals: the transmutation of elements. New forms of matter could be created out of others.  It marked a turning point for magical orders that sought to transform the elements.  In a Nazi decoy bunker, a living soul became dense, primordial matter. An atomic trace of plutonium — corrosive, unlawful to possess — was created in a human breeder reactor.

Identification photos were taken. According to the Gestapo mole’s settlement, the scorched body would be moved at once to Germany and be retrieved by Russians in the Chancellery ruins of Berlin. The extra precautions — disposed of in a garden and additionally cremated with gasoline — would prevent rebellion among Third Reich radicals and lock up the swift lying down of arms.

Within 24 hours, large crowds would be celebrating in Europe. The news reports would be brief but quite exact: The ailing leader had spent nearly all of his period of influence in a cavernous bunker — on the map, below Berlin — where he directed lightning war tactics under the most demanding conditions. When his blitzkrieg undertakings failed, he decided to finish his life in his dugout headquarters. After the war, the decommissioned atomic escort ship would go to the Greek Navy to evoke an enduring moment of the past, for old times’ sake.

Not surprisingly, unreliable troop rumors would go on retelling of transportation in time, and servicemen’s limbs implanted in sections of the wall. However, the missing body part reports would never fully require an official answer. That anomaly, in common with the scorched genital member, would appear improper — as a juvenile joke implied in pubs or beer halls.

“Please don’t lose your balls down in the bunker.”

(“Down In The Bunker,” Steve Gibbons Band, 1978)

As the Third Reich buckled in the spring of 1945, the sweeping caves of the taboo Southern Redoubt were ransacked of arms and equipment. The bombproof units that were to survive and reorganize Nazism became fetid ditches of rubbish and discarded articles. The Germans ravaged the bunkers before they retreated. Red Indian assault units seized war machinery and technical equipment. Some cavern access-points were deliberately damaged with explosives so the entrances could not be located. Many were sealed shut.

In hindsight, a hollow slope protected by ancient myths and buried pillars may have been a natural choice for pompous German leaders wanting to conceal their Redoubt fortress and conduct secret atomic research in the land of Democritus. The Fuhrer announced his official arrival to Nazi-occupied Greece in 1941.

Yet, if 20th century technology did produce an atomic fireball to twist the truth of space and time, and send life’s gene pool into a vortex, was it really such a well-preserved secret? The marble quarries of Athens have been associated with mysterious activity since ancient times. The doctrine of “purgatory” over the centuries depicts it as a mountain stronghold in the south, considered a way of purification:

“The nethermost cavities of Hades are beneath a mountain called lucid by the wolves, the unseen place of scorpions. It is a hideaway of the lost, as Dante’s Inferno, holding its prisoners beyond the seven gates and the sea below all seas, reaching under Jerusalem.

“The mystery of the uranium engine is a furnace of Greek atomism that rises up from the underworld known as the abyss. It is where primordial forces sought by the ancients build the flames. Splitting Democritus’ atom, the dark spaces between stars are set on fire, and from Leucippus’ broken star new forms of matter are created.

“Grim is the hollow of remorse in the cavernous cauldron of purgatory. Beneath that tarnished bronze door is a sight almost too terrible for humans. There, kings, ministers, and soldiers selfishly contend with the atom’s strongest force, tearing at the very fabric of space and time, and reworking chaste nature into other realities. In that dreadful inferno, one sits forever, whose blinking of an eye brought death to thousands.”

“Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand.
Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island
Might even raise a little sand.”
(“Voodoo Child,” Jimi Hendrix, 1968)

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The Southern Redoubt “Uranium Engine” chair was reportedly taken to Camp Hero air force base at Montauk Point, New York (now known as the Montauk Chair) in the 1980s, to study metabolic quantum entanglement effects. Wood of the true cross?

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A rainbow thunderstorm roared. Siren devices wailed out warning sounds. Power surges and spikes occurred throughout the Mediterranean metropolis, releasing electrical charges at several points in the power lines.

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Using an adaptation of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, Nikodem Poplawski, of Indiana University, Bloomington, analysed the theoretical motion of particles entering a black hole.

He concluded that it was possible for a whole new universe to exist inside every black hole, which could mean that our own universe could be inside a black hole as well.

(“A universe could exist ‘inside every black hole,’ claims scientist,” TELEGRAPH.CO.UK, 02 Aug 2010)

Woes of a Doomsday Well

August 17th, 2010 4 comments

Woes of a Doomsday Well


Peter Fotis Kapnistos (2010)

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Who would ever have thought that ‘a well below the sea’ could rise up as a threat to our present society? As a matter of fact, a few others and I did warn about it — with some telepathic precautions.

The Apocalypse presaged a well or bottomless pit in the chasm of an abyss that would unleash misfortunes upon the world. Contemporary psychology treats the fantasy of a well or symbolic tunnel as an archetype of the subconscious mind watching itself.

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig of BP exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion killed 11 platform workers and injured 17 others. The sea-floor gusher became the largest marine oil spill in history. If not contained, it would possibly impact all the oceans of the world.

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During 2008 and 2009, I dispatched my articles, Directed Panspermia and the MIB Experience and Uriel: The Well Seal and the Man of the Island to various blogs and websites. I straightforwardly reported:

“Just before dawn on Saturday, April 20, 1974, as I sat near the port of the Aegean island of Mykonos, I met a Man in Black who telepathically revealed to me a metal seal, the cap of a well pipe in the flagstone near my feet, with the design of what he said was the universe engraved on it.”

“He then broke the metal seal by melting its small central rod with a forceful gaze. I could see a cloud of steam or vapor swirling around his forehead. I heard the loud trumpet-blast of a ship’s horn, but I didn’t see any large boats moving in the harbor. He walked towards me and said; ‘know the faith,’ as he passed by my chair. Then he disappeared into the village footpaths behind me.”

The weird MIB experience with a well seal began on “April 20” and concluded three months later, when I photographed the round metal object and ascertained that the well seal was a very old atomic symbol of heavy hydrogen (deuterium). Its broken nucleus signifies binary fission, the strongest force in nature.

A fourth century Apocalypse of Paul describes a well sealed with seven seals, and afflictions issuing from the mouth of that well. An amazing aspect of the Aegean well seal I photographed was its similarity to the Bruce Codex diagrams from the University of Oxford. The Bruce Codex contains 2nd century AD manuscripts found in 1769 in Upper Egypt by James Bruce, a Scottish traveler who explored the source of the Nile. Though still largely unknown to the general public, the Codex Brucianus diagrams of a well seal (called a tryblion) are possibly the world’s oldest graphic images of the seal of God (worn in the forehead) cited in the last book of the New Testament.

In my point of view, the Apocalypse abyss descriptions imply complex organic molecules outgassing from a seafloor fissure made by a prehistoric comet collision. Somewhere below the deep sea conceivably is the ancient starting point of all life on earth. I subsequently mentioned the wellspring on January 9, 2010 and reported that the seal of the antiquated well structure is nowadays absent from the waterfront castle gate. I quoted the Rolling Stones lyrics: “Baby, baby, baby, you’re out of time.”

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. The first seal broke in April. The second seal splintered in May. The third seal fractured in June… Before the toxic oil outflow lastly ebbed three months after it burst, emergency task forces feared their last option would be a “nuclear” seal — to plug up the gushing well below the sea.

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Behind the scientist guard was docked a very large golden object that resembled a metallic oyster shell.

“He is there,” the scientist guard gestured behind his shoulder.

The government agent walked slowly toward the circular object and quickly stepped back when he noticed a mist of steam condensing around its hydraulics.

“It is a cryogenic incubator,” the scientist guard said with a glare.

“Just how long has he been like this?”

“Since the Cold War,” the scientist guard replied. “He is over one hundred and twenty years old.”

“How on earth were you able to do this?” Asked the agent. “When everyone else failed.”

“Because everyone else froze dead bodies,” the scientist guard said. “We froze him alive. Surely you have heard of the frozen embryo? It is frozen alive. But do not be troubled. He is not ice-covered as you may suppose. We used cryonics to fine-tune the temperature of his body. But it is hydrogen sulfide gas that actually keeps him suspended in unchanging sleep. It is remarkable.”

Some years later, the agent returned to the isolated metallic incubator once more.

“You lied to me,” he whispered angrily to the scientist guard. “You said that he was my grandpapa.”

“It wasn’t my idea to lie,” the old scientist replied with a defiant stare. “He wished to be associated with a foremost American family. So he floated the fairy-tale of your adored grandmother in Paris. By then he was openly sterile — from his meeting with an impure bacterium.”

“And you spread other lies about me, the tortures and rapes,” the annoyed oil cartel powerhouse from Texas bellowed.

“But you wanted to accept as true that he was your grandpapa,” the old scientist guard yelled back. Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson became your book of preference, didn’t it? Yet didn’t you realize that the skull and bones character was a serial necrophile? Nothing of normal human convention could ever stimulate him.”

“You lied to me,” the fuming partisan whispered once more. “Without fear or favor, we’ll drop him into the deepest hole ever drilled,” he challenged the other and left.

Will poor George finally slay the camouflaged serpent? The scientist guard nervously wondered and timidly stroked his chin.

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A scrupulous leader looked out of a window over Washington D.C. In the entrance hall, a fact-finding assembly was hearing statements from an oil well platform engineer. Ready teams of corporate lawyers, appointed to reduce the mess of upcoming lawsuits, were also present.

“What is the explanation of this?” the tall man asked at full volume.

“We call it a junk shot,” the platform worker replied and expelled air from his lungs. “We use pipes and a high pressure pumping system to essentially pump materials like shredded tires, knotted ropes, and golf balls into an oil well.” He held his panama hat. “This time it was a burial at sea, coded Aryan Escort. The junk shot that went wrong.”

“Burial at sea?” The nimble person in charge asked. “In a concrete overcoat?”

One of the VIP lawyers quickly interrupted with the controls of a digital monitor. “Sea burial is a lawful service in the United States and many other countries,” the attorney interposed. “The captain or commanding officer of a ship can bury remains at sea, if the location is at least 600 feet deep. There are commercial services that do it for a fee.”

After a thought-out silence, the lawyer continued. “The deceased in this case was an elderly financier who secured burial at sea without religious ceremony, as a confidential funeral. Clearly, no laws were disobeyed in that aspect of your inquiry. Therefore, if you continue to disapprove of the deceased’s principles, your government may be held to blame for betraying the confidentiality of a departed charitable banker and obliging campaign contributor.”

“I’ll need you here,” the tall chief whispered into the ear of a seated legal expert.

“I’ve been to a lot of funerals, and this damn sure isn’t a funeral, is it?” an older congressman quietly remarked with a scoff.

“Except that’s not correct,” the platform worker unexpectedly stated. “It was a creepy supernatural funeral, as I saw it. They had a wild party with drugs and sexual activity on the upper bridge.”

An uproar of remarks erupted in the hall. The platform worker persisted. “They had a wild magic party because he wasn’t —”

“He wasn’t what?” the person in command abruptly asked.

“He wasn’t dead yet,” the platform engineer responded.

Two more corporate lawyers quickly jumped up and tapped the digital monitor. One of them shouted out. “Assisted suicide laws are very clear in the United States. But not in some nations around the world — if they exist at all,” he hammered his message home. “In international seas or trans-boundary waters, as is the case with this specific offshore burial, there is no existent clear-cut regulation on assisted suicide, nor is there a statute criminalizing that activity under maritime law.”

After a considered calm, the clever attorney carried on. “The deceased financier was brain-dead, in a vegetative coma condition. His doctors had experimented with various types of cryonic preservation for years. But when it was at last certain that full recovery would not be possible, his final petition stipulated assisted suicide through burial at sea.  Certainly, no offshore laws were violated at that point of your probe. For that reason, if you choose to lay into the self-respect of an entitlement to offshore euthanasia, your decision-making might be held liable for discrediting the diktat of international and maritime laws.”

“What was the nature of his sickness?” the careful chief respectfully asked.

“Our client was an eccentric investor,” the attorney replied.  “A matured centenarian. He got pleasure from voodoo religions, vampire lore, hollow earth theories, astrology, and the occult. He suffered from a rare intestinal parasite, a forty-foot flatworm. Though his private medical records in general have no connection to your well seal inquiry.”

“How much did your client pay for his bizarre sea funeral?” the person in charge coolly looked into the foremost corporate lawyer’s eyes.

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In his report, “Oil Rig Explosion April 20 Is An Occult Date” the English writer and public speaker David Icke pointed out that April 20 is the birthday of Adolf Hitler. The historian John Toland at one time wrote: “Skeptics wondered why Stalin had spread the story in 1945 that Hitler had escaped when he knew the body had been found.”

The Soviet journalist Lev Bezymenski said that Moscow made the decision to hold the forensic details “in reserve” in case someone might try to slip into the role of “the Fuhrer saved by a miracle.” In other words, conceivably a “Hitler double” was potentially still on the loose –– and possibly guilty of ruthless war crimes.

According to the Washington Post, the US Office of Censorship intercepted a letter in July 1945 written from someone in Washington. Addressed to a Chicago newspaper, the letter claimed that Hitler was living in a German-owned hacienda 450 miles from Buenos Aires. The US government gave this report enough credibility to act on it, sending a classified telegram to the American embassy in Argentina requesting help in following up the inquiry.

The picture of a weathered old man with his forehead covered by a handkerchief recently circulated on the Internet. It is purported to be the last known photograph of the escaped Hitler double.

According to a noted History Channel program, a deep quarry 20 miles from Prague called “Amerika” was where German Nazi scientists developed a doomsday device, which, upon the dictator’s death, would drill to the core of the Earth and destroy the planet in a dramatic climax.

In 2008, a German who claimed to have worked on “Projektverderben” said it was not intended to destroy the world. It was capable of destroying a populace and leaving its wealth intact. It was meant to be used on the Americans.

On the day of a bizarre sea burial, the corporate bullies who delivered an elderly financier’s last rites cheerfully waited to be paid –– for private services rendered and to press on his future business establishment. But in a matter of minutes, unshakable stocks worth a trillion dollars were exchanged for highly speculative junk bonds and transferred to the selfish manager’s accounts. The eccentric investor took it all with him.

I suspected that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill would turn into a major “shockerooney” when I noticed that psychic metal bender Uri Geller had coincidentally suffered a diving accident. His underwater mask had injured him, giving him a black eye.

“You got a black eye diving?” I asked him in an email. “How deep can you dive?”

“I was quite deep,” he answered.

I had written detailed reports of the threat of a well below the sea, issuing contamination from its mouth. Now the doomsday well was discernible. The thought of it was making me have an uncomfortable feeling.

After three months of anguish, the BP oil spill seemed to be under control. The Gulf coast would take years to recuperate. But sealing the gushing oil would turn out a global sigh of relief and a shrug of good riddance.

Lessons were learned and important breakthroughs were made after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. Actor Kevin Costner told Congress that his company had developed a high-tech machine with a team including his scientist brother, which could filter oil from water, leaving the water 99% free of crude. By August, officials said that most of the BP oil slick had rapidly dispersed.

A bizarre sea burial may also have had weighty geological implications. Technological developments were said to be shedding new light on the Mohorovicic Discontinuity, the boundary between the Earth’s crust and mantle. The Moho marks the lower limit of the Earth’s crust.

Some biologists even wondered if humanity had crossed a scientific singularity. A ghastly parasite of hemorrhage was no longer being reported by worldwide forensic investigators, and might have gone into extinction.

A young-looking Washington speechwriter was freshly assigned to put in writing an oration, using modern terms to express a very old aphorism. It would be very, very tricky; she cautiously thought to herself and meticulously gazed at the early writing:

“And that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are.”

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The Men Who Stare at Zygotes

November 18th, 2009 1 comment


The Men Who Stare at Zygotes


By Peter Fotis Kapnistos


The Men Who Stare at Goats (2004) is a book by Jon Ronson about the U.S. Army’s investigation of psychic theories and the possible military uses of the paranormal. Its title alludes to efforts to kill goats by staring at them. In a Nov 7, 2009 online Twitter post, the well-known mentalist Uri Geller referred to actor George Clooney, saying, “His latest film is about my work.” In a Nov 12 Twitter post, Geller added:

“George Clooney is Uri Geller in the movie The Men Who Stare At Goats? I believe I ignited the story when I told Jon Ronson about some of my adventures with a certain intelligence agency.”

cloonyJon Ronson’s book examines the links between paranormal military programs and psychological techniques used today. The book follows the development of secret psychic activities over the past decades and explores how they are used today in U.S. security and military operations.  Project Stargate, the CIA-run program that used remote viewing for psychic spying, came to an end in 1995, and thousands of pages of formerly classified material were released. Journalist Gary S. Bekkum has researched those secret government documents, as well as UFO information and psychic explorations.

According to Bekkum, The Men Who Stare at Goats (the 2009 comedy film) is more or less consistent, with polished performances from a first-rate cast headed by George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey. The America government has been involved in using the paranormal since the beginning of the Cold War. Bekkum now has 89,900 pages of documents about the psychic effort provided by the CIA:

In the 1970s, the American Intelligence Community, including but not limited to CIA, DIA, NSA, Army intelligence, the USAF, the Navy, and others, engaged in secret research to determine the usefulness of psychic phenomena. This is true, and this larger effort is mostly ignored by the film, which tells the story from the point of view of the characters, some who were inspired by real persons and events.

In the 1980s, Army intelligence did train operational military psychic spies, who were tasked against real targets of interest, including several high profile cases, such as the hostage crisis in Iran. Tasking for the units was handed down from highest levels of the U.S. government, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to declassified government files.

Jon Ronson’s book focused on one group of psychic spies in the U.S. Army. But if famed paranormalist Uri Geller is somehow related to Ronson’s observations, perhaps we ought to also look into Geller’s military background. Uri Geller was a paratrooper in the Israeli army. He fought in the Six Day War of 1967 and was wounded in action.

Geller’s biographers disclosed a rather intense incident when Uri supposedly tried to “duck and dive” on military service: “His working out of a cunning plan of deception in the paratroopers was not only foolhardy at the time – for what he did, he could have been flung in a military prison for months and suffered a stain on his record for the rest of his life.”

What actually happened to Uri Geller in the Israeli army? According to Uri, a miraculous switchover incident took place, with a machine gun. (‘Ben Gunn,’ says you, ‘has reasons of his own.’) But there was no one he could tell. “His first thought was that God had intervened, and as he has never had any other explanation for it, that tends to remain his belief.”

Although Geller took a bullet through his left hand in the Six Day War, he still headed a crack unit to knock out a pillbox. After being shot at twice, he fired his gun and killed a Jordanian soldier. Shortly later, slices of metal flying off a stricken tank, or possibly bullets, hit Geller again. “He felt a blast, sensed something entering his right arm and the left side of his forehead, and, as he blacked out, assumed with resignation that he was dead.”

Is there anything in the army records to suggest that Uri Geller might be able to stop someone’s heart by staring at him or her? Uri has been filmed staring at fertilized cells (zygotes) and plant seeds in order to make them germinate and sprout. But do certain psychic techniques involve martial arts and self-defense? Why does Geller relate to the men who stare at goats? Should we take a more careful look at Gary Bekkum’s files?

Uri Geller once said he had a dream he would die during a paratrooper jump: “He appreciated that dreaming of dying on a jump was a fairly normal thing for a paratrooper to do.” Did something weird happen to Uri Geller when he jumped as a paratrooper in the Six Day War? Did he in some way set off from this life? Was Uri’s miraculous switchover incident a reference to an out-of-body experience (OBE), or a significant UFO intrusion?

gellerIn the Second World War, UFO sightings were called “foo fighters.” Nowadays, if the blip of an unidentified paratrooper shows up on a radar screen, it’s sometimes called a “Mary Poppins” (the one-liner joke is that someone jumped down from the sky).

When the 11th blip abruptly arrived on Israeli radar in June of 1967, it was far more life threatening than a pathetic joke of duck and dive. Ten Israeli soldiers had volunteered for a critical mission to defend Israel’s right to exist. The radar screens showed eleven. Who was the 11th paratrooper of the Six Day War?

For what he did, he could have been put in prison. His mind raced beyond the limits of past and future. His body was a weightless force, faster than a speeding projectile. His right hand was outstretched. A shock wave roared and thundered in the sky behind him. The eleventh paratrooper was descending to the Mount of Olives.

There would be no picnic tables set with refreshments or well-dressed pastors waiting with Bibles at the moment. Jerusalem was a battle zone with heavy fighting –– a desert theater of fortifications and tanks. Pieces of someone’s dismembered leg marked the burning ground. “Where’s your parachute?” asked another soldier. “Over there,” the eleventh replied and pointed to a near graveyard. His shirt was saturated with color, dipped in his own blood.

He projected phases of his life as several dimensions, from a playful child to an elderly peacekeeper. Those aspects he embedded into terrestrial reality –– past and future –– when his feet touched the ground, and his body descended to the Mount of Olives. Who was the 11th paratrooper?

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Cause tonight for the first time

Just about half-past ten

For the first time in history

It’s gonna start raining men.

It’s Raining Men! Hallelujah! – It’s Raining Men! Amen!

(The Weather Girls, 1982)

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The eleventh paratrooper was at last identified and a background check was conducted. The niece of Sigmund Freud became a refugee when book burning and violent outbursts of anti-Semitism began in Vienna. Sigmund Freud and his family received visits from the Gestapo. Many would perish in the Holocaust.

The niece of Sigmund Freud was put at great risk with numerous forced abortion incidents –– enough to bring about female infertility. It would have been a medical wonder for her to be his biological mother.

The “SS Exodus” was a ship that carried Jewish emigrants from France in 1947 with the goal of taking its passengers to Israel. Most of the emigrants were Holocaust survivors who had no immigration certificates. Homeless orphans had no legal birth certificates or given names.

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Uri Geller said that his paratrooper switchover was under the protection of some outside force, which was unfathomable. His first thought was that God had intervened. The American psychic Ingo Swann worked with Uri in the 1970s.  Russel Targ and Harold Puthoff conducted experiments with them at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). They believed that Uri Geller, retired police commissioner Pat Price, and artist Ingo Swann had genuine psychic abilities. The CIA and the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA), directed by Andrija Puharich, allegedly worked with Geller, Price, and Swann to develop psychic powers for the military.

In November 2009, NASA scientists made the thrilling discovery that the moon has lots of water and could probably support life. NASA’s October 9 mission involving the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite provided the stunning confirmation of water in the forms of ice and vapor. “Having definitive evidence that there is substantial water is a significant step forward in making the moon an interesting place to go,” said John Logsdon, a space policy researcher for George Washington University.

In 1998, Ingo Swann wrote of water on the moon and said the moon also supports life. Swann claimed that men in black had taken him into the wing of a covert black ops survey into lunar anomalies to learn what aliens were doing there. Swann said he had made government connections with human looking moon visitors that were living on earth.

“VALIS” is a 1981 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. (The title is an acronym for Vast Active Living Intelligence System.) Dick’s theory was that we have been contacted by a transcendental mind he called VALIS:

In 1973 world-famous psychic showman Uri Geller had also been receiving messages and regular UFO sightings from something calling itself SPECTRA, which claimed to be a super computer in orbit around the earth. Not normally reticent about his bizarre beliefs, Geller has been suspiciously quiet about his experiences of SPECTRA – which may or may not relate to the publicly recorded interest the CIA paid to this particular aspect of his unusual career. However, the maverick, but world-renowned physicist, Dr. Jack Sarfatti, was prepared to commit almost certain professional suicide by publicly declaring that he too had been contacted by, in his own words, “a VALIS-like being.” Despite knowing he was going to face ridicule and scientific crucifixion, Sarfatti went on record to recount how, in 1952 at the age of 13, he had received a telephone call from an inhuman, metallic voice. The voice declared himself a sentient computer on a spacecraft from the future and instructed him to pursue a career in science.

After Sarfatti went public about his phone call from VALIS as a teenager, it emerged that he was not the only scientist to have had a similar experience. In recent years, researchers have discovered that at least a dozen other senior players in the international scientific community received a mysterious call claiming to be from a computer or other being from the future encouraging them to study science.

(David Southwell and Sean Twist, “Conspiracy Files: Real-life Stories of Paranoia, Secrecy, and Intrigue” 2004)

Tim Boucher freshly considered Philip K. Dick’s premise and said that Geller is also responsible for stories regarding John Lennon’s UFO contacts. Today, the prospects for life on the moon are better than ever before. “Rather than a dead and unchanging world, it could in fact be a very dynamic and interesting one,” said Greg Delory, a researcher for the University of California.

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin recently said in an interview that there’s a “monolith” on a moon. Benjamin Creme, a writer of esotericism for Share International magazine, claims that the modern “Messiah” already entered the earth’s atmosphere –– decades ago –– and is now living in England. The modern messiah-figure is making his policies known to the world as the current global systems give way.

As the “megachurch” movement spreads worldwide and “televangelists” make use of home entertainment media to provide teaching and support to believers, a new inquiry has been put forward: “If Jesus had a TV show, what would he broadcast?” The men who stare at quotes think he should probably instruct Bible and Sunday school studies. The men who stare at notes think he should explore lost archeology, ancient biology or stellar explosions in space. But the men who stare at votes think he should perform more miracles –– in harmony with our current laws. Today it is unlawful for a layman to heal without a medical license (very soon, it might also be forbidden for one to offer security related help).

“Another world,” the stranger said to the small crowd of men. “Why do you stand there, looking up at the sky? He will return in the same way that you saw him go.”

According to Benjamin Crème (and maybe Dan Brown), the modern messiah-figure’s intention is to marry and live the dream of Eden. His legendary wedding feast is supposed to last for a thousand years, to mark the “technological singularity” or scientific era of eternal life.

Some critics may perhaps argue that men who stare at goats use the evil side of the mind. But a more angelic inspiration for Jon Ronson’s weird tale can be found in Acts 5:

Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.

Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God.”

When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. Then the young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.

About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”

“Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”

Peter said to her, “How could you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”

At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.

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The “Spirit or Alien” Question

August 6th, 2009 10 comments


The “Spirit or Alien” Question


By Peter Fotis Kapnistos


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At the dawn of our social development, humans believed that the sky or firmament was the abode of spirits. In most traditions, a spirit was a ghost or being without a material body. The sky as seen from Earth was called “the heavens” and was accepted in various doctrines as the dwelling place of God and angels –– as well as the blessed after death. Most religions looked upon the spirit as an intelligent life force or “soul.”

qlifeThe introduction of modern science finally consigned ghosts and spirits to the fantasy zone of delusions and superstitions. In our day, eminent reasoned thinkers are in charge of our scientific and educational systems. But the swift growth of astrobiology in the past few years has presented an exceptional challenge. Several popular theories have been proposed about the possible basis of alien life. The latest phase in the critical analysis of extraterrestrial life now focuses on what physicist and astrobiologist Paul Davies recently described as “Q-life.”

“A century and a half after Charles Darwin published On The Origin of Species, the origin of life itself remains a stubborn mystery, and is deeply problematic. The simplest known living organism is already stupendously complex, and it is inconceivable that such an entity would arise spontaneously by chance self-assembly. Most researchers suppose that life began either with a set of self-replicating, digital-information-carrying molecules much simpler than DNA, or with a self-catalyzing chemical cycle that stored no precise genetic information but was capable of producing additional quantities of the same chemical mixture. Both these approaches focus on the reproduction of material substances, which is only natural because, after all, known life reproduces by copying genetic material. However, the key properties of life — replication with variation, and natural selection — do not logically require material structures themselves to be replicated. It is sufficient that information is replicated. This opens up the possibility that life may have started with some form of quantum replicator: Q-life, if you like.”

Q-life –– set apart as a “life form without material structure” –– ironically harks back to our ancient belief in spirits. According to Professor Davies, the benefit of simply copying information at the quantum level, instead of building rigid duplicate molecular structures, is speed: “Q-life can therefore evolve many orders of magnitude faster than chemical life,” Davies pointed out. The environment of theoretical Q-life is unclear, but the surfaces of interstellar grains or the interiors of comets could allow “low-temperature environments with rich physical and chemical potential.”

The possibility of a quantum replicator became evident in 2007, when an international panel from the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Max Planck Institute of Germany, and the University of Sydney found that under certain conditions galactic dust “comes alive” in outer space. The panel’s chief researcher, V.N. Tsytovich, announced that microscopic corkscrew shapes (helixes and double helixes) could form “spontaneously” in interstellar space. As they have memory and the power to reproduce, the helical strands show the necessary properties to meet the criteria for life. Since that affirmative disclosure, NASA scientists have given weight to a search for what they now call “weird life” –– organisms that lack DNA or other molecules found in life on Earth.

Quantum mechanics predicts that a proton can probably tunnel through the potential barrier separating quantum states of a DNA base pair, thus producing genetic mutations. “Mutations are the driver of evolution,” Davies wrote. “So in this limited sense, quantum mechanics is certainly a contributory factor to evolutionary change.” But how did Q-life evolve into familiar organic life? A possible scenario proposed by Davies is that common bio-molecules were derived by Q-life as a dynamic back-up information storage process.

“A good analogy is a computer. The processor is incredibly small and fast, but delicate: switch off the computer and the data are lost. Hence computers use hard disks to back up and store the digital information. Hard disks are relatively enormous and extremely slow, but they are robust and reliable, and they retain their information under a wide range of environmental insults. Organic life could have started as the slow-but-reliable ‘hard-disk’ of Q-life. Because of its greater versatility and toughness, it was eventually able to literally ‘take on a life of its own’, disconnect from its Q-life progenitor and spread to less-specialized and restrictive environments — such as Earth.”  (Paul Davies, “The quantum life,” – July 1, 2009.)

Cambridge astronomers Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe first took up the question of quantum life in the 1970s, when they said that self-organizing plasma in interstellar space could have the form of a panspermia life cloud. In 2008, Arvydas Tamulis of Vilnius University described a comparable kind of Q-life progenitor as a molecular quantum computer able to absorb energy from stars, perform digital functions, and travel through interstellar space by means of radiation pressure. A quantum computer cloud in space would use photoactive molecules to convert light energy to floating point operations at extremely low temperatures.

Since a Q-life cloud meets the key criteria for life, but does not require any material substance, it bizarrely suits the limit for an intelligent spirit. The paradigm of a sentient computer cloud also helped to add some details to current reasoning that plasma has willpower –– and water has memory. Emergence theory describes the way complex systems and patterns crop up from simple interactions. For example, the self-organization of plasma (an ionized gas) leads to the formation of membranes, which eventually partition a cell’s genetic material.

Duke University engineer Adrian Bejan and Penn State biologist James Marden recently put forward the idea that “complexity is a function of flow.” Bejan’s 1996 constructal law is based on the principle that flow systems evolve to balance and minimize friction or other forms of resistance so that the least amount of useful energy is lost. The efficiency of a flow system increases as its branching design components become more complex. Since matter is not required for Q-life, it involves only the flow of information. Hence the “will” of a quantum plasma cloud perhaps is merely to fluctuate –– and flow into more complex patterns with a tendency to become smart. This is also called the physics of evolution.

In 1988, French scientist Jacques Benveniste published a controversial paper in Nature, which indicated that water has “memory” –– and is forever trying to get back to where it was. Some researchers now conjecture that water is capable of containing a memory of particle configurations within its molecular structure, which could also trigger access to electromagnetic signaling.

qlife2It was recently discovered that plants, animals, and even isolated microbes converse or “talk” to each other with molecular signals (external hormones) called pheromones. Today, we know there are alarm pheromones, food trail pheromones, sex pheromones, and many others that affect life through a sort of sixth sense (most likely related to smell and taste). Assortments of plants emit distress pheromones when grazed upon. Ants mark their trail with pheromones. And a number of organisms use pheromones to attract their mates from a distance of two or more miles.

It is now understood that water is an ideal pheromone-signaling pathway. The surface tension of liquids could retain the pH memory of a pheromone source –– allowing water to store up information (aggregation pheromone concentrations) rather like a hard disk. Pheromones have been shown to act as single molecules or as a mix of chemicals that evolved into an extraordinary system of micro communication. Results of up to date research into water’s memory of structural correlations have allegedly verified that “water even remembers whether it has been recently hot or cold.”

A potential environment for theoretical Q-life was plausibly foretold in 2005, when Professor Stephen Hawking worked on the “information paradox” and announced that information was not lost in black holes. Scientists had previously imagined that nothing could ever escape from a black hole. But it was determined that event horizon quantum fluctuations could allow information to seep out from a black hole. Hawking said that information configured below the atom in size could flow through black holes without wiping out structural complexity –– and be retrieved in parallel universes.

A new discipline called evolutionary developmental biology, or colloquially, evo-devo, was granted its own division in major universities. Leading scientists, from geneticists to paleontologists, published reports and attended symposiums that presented Q-life as a black-hole-analogous reproductive system. The New Yorker magazine covered topical findings in biology and wrote, “Some of the biggest have come from the new science of evo devo.”

A few of the strange and wonderful areas now under discussion are black hole intelligence mergers, intrauniversal intelligences, and new universe creation. Today, the most powerful Q-life computer cloud in space is thought to be the event horizon of an intelligent black hole.

It appears that even the Vatican is paying attention to the new sphere of evolutionary developmental biology. Given that it embodies the event horizon or “Omega Point” (singularity) of an intelligent black hole, sentient Q-life in the universe probably exists beyond our customary sense of space and time. It outwardly emerges from an untold multiverse, and most likely cannot be created or destroyed. On the face of it, Q-life is equivalent to eternal life. For this reason, the transcendent locale of Q-life is amazingly similar to the miraculous realm of God and angels. Pope Benedict XVI recently made a reference to the late French Jesuit scientist and philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, who offered an evolutionary theology claiming that all creation is developing towards the Omega Point, which he identified with Christ as the Logos of God. Attesting to a renovation of the world as foretold by St. Paul, Pope Benedict said, “It’s the great vision that later Teilhard de Chardin also had: At the end we will have a true cosmic liturgy, where the cosmos becomes a living host.”

In 2007, Ruth Gledhill of the London Times interviewed Britain’s foremost atheist, the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. When asked about the possibility of design by a cosmic intelligence, Dawkins replied: “But that gigantic intelligence itself would need an explanation. It’s not enough to call it God, it would need some sort of explanation such as evolution.”

facesThe odd notion that skeptics might one day demand an explanation from an intelligent Q-life replicator seems brashly outrageous to many of us. Helical strands of “weird life” take shape spontaneously in interstellar space –– apparently not by evolution or a gradual development from earlier forms. Even so, hulking cynics scoff at a cosmic intelligence by writing it off as the “Flying Spaghetti Monster.”

Since religion’s true mission is to encourage friendship with God, perhaps members of the clergy need to consider the link between perception and the geometry of Q-life –– and to explore its impact on human behavior and emotions. Recent studies at Florida State University and the University of Vienna confirmed that people see human facial features in the front end of automobiles, and ascribe various personality traits to their cars. “One-third of the subjects associated a human or animal face with at least 90 percent of the cars.” If humans can interpret inanimate structures in biological terms even if presented in abstract ways, how would they interpret Q-life?  For emotional bonding to come about, a Q-life progenitor must not be imagined as an inanimate object or “thing,” but as a highly evolved living being –– with as much intelligence as necessary to initiate new universe creation.

In 1964 the Soviet astronomer Nikolai Kardashev proposed a system to determine the measure of an alien civilization. The most advanced civilization is a Type III or IV civilization that would harness the power of an entire galaxy and tap into the energy produced from a super massive black hole. A Q-life progenitor sending out information at the event horizon of a black hole to merge from a singularity is the best runner for a Type III or IV civilization. Such hypothetical life clouds –– bearing information without material structures –– are so highly developed that in all probability they are immortal.

Gerard ‘t Hooft and Leonard Susskind recently proposed the holographic principle, which suggests the universe is akin to a giant hologram. David Bohm, Karl Pribram, and Michael Talbot talk about the “whole in every part” nature of a hologram as a new way of understanding reality. Every part of a hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole. If a hologram of an object is cut in half and illuminated by a laser, each half will still contain the entire image of the object. Consequently, information around an event horizon could be pictured as a “Master Hologram” that imparts its thermodynamic symmetries of order and entropy (or archetypal law and revolt). All self-gravitating systems in the universe would be holographic reflections of that Master Hologram. Each and every system would duplicate an allocation scheme according to a “best fit” principle that minimizes wasted resource space while reproducing the positive and negative correlations of the Master Hologram.

In other words, “familiar objects and chronological events” on Earth could be the mirror images of a Master Hologram, modified to simulate our terrestrial best fit. (So too, would every effect in all self-gravitating systems.) Thus, the thermodynamic distortion of  “world wars” on Earth could find its cosmic parallel as an equivalent rebellious struggle on other life-sustaining planets. In a planetary system without organic structures, the Master Hologram’s best fit could adjust the thermodynamic distortion to appear as a massive red spot of gas –– for example. If the cosmic holographic principle proves to be technically valid, alien civilizations could be holographic resemblances of the Master Hologram – and of us.

Microbiologists recently found that friendly bacteria account for about 90% of the cells in the human body. Some could even be cases of “weird life.” What happens to our friendly microbes when we die? While the body itself might be clinically dead, up to 90% of its cells could continue to live and connect to convection fields or subterranean water basins. Are we holographic copies of Q-life clouds?




God and the Multiverse

May 18th, 2009 13 comments

God and the Multiverse

By Peter Fotis Kapnistos (copyright 2009)


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When it was originally published in 1902, The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James established the first psychological analysis of religion. It paved the way for the clinical and paranormal branches of psychology created by Freud and Jung.

William James’s book remains the best introduction to his pragmatic way of thinking, his almost devotional respect for discoveries of the human mind, and his unique claims upon the significance of personal experience. James’s classic study is of fundamental importance not only to the awareness of religions, but to modern psychology and psychiatric medicine. Underscored with personal accounts of belief and possession, intoxication, and near-death experience, James’s theories of conversion, saintliness, ecstasy, and mysticism continue to raise new questions and stir up fresh debates.

But some extreme adjustments have been made to the realm of science since then. It nowadays looks as if a groundless (and maybe financial) fear of touching the electrified “third rail” of intellectual disapproval prevents many researchers from speaking out about the varieties of unworldly experience. Just one year after William James published his psychological analysis, Orville and Wilbur Wright launched their famous first aircraft flight. Our contemporary space epoch finally got underway. Today, perhaps space exploration also influences the scientific viewpoint of the paranormal. For regardless of how skeptical we may be of the unknown, there is really nothing very “normal” to be said about walking on the Moon or encountering distant worlds. New technological miracles surprisingly awaken old insights of traditional beliefs. As a result, some of the greatest efforts of modern skeptics to block the bonding of unconscious archetypes are merely wasted labors in our current point in time.

It is often impatiently said that the scientific analysis of unidentified phenomena is a measureless tangle of confusion. Yet, in point of fact, most paranormal experiences belong to around only five chief categories or varieties. This small number of varieties may be interrelated. Hypothetically, they could all be scientifically explainable if irrefutable evidence for the underlying nature of God is precisely established.

Life-Sustaining Cosmos

Perhaps mankind’s most archaic belief is the idea that the original basis of life dwells in deep space (as opposed to a crystal in a cave, for example). Although countless deities and household idols have played a part in many mythologies of the world, it was almost universally acknowledged by ancient cultures that the supreme creative being and eternal spirit of life was a celestial Godhead or immortal sky-parent who resided in the lofty heavens above stormy mountains and forged a long history of cosmological creeds.

Today, some biologists think the need for God may be a central feature stamped deep into our genome. According to the book, “The God Gene: How Faith Is Hardwired into Our Genes,” by Dean Hamer, chief of gene structure at the National Cancer Institute, human spirituality may be an adaptive trait, located in one of the genes that also happens to code for production of the neurotransmitters that regulate our moods.

As fate would have it, an unexpected approach is now emerging in the native ranks of evolutionary biology with a brand-new “panspermia theory” in opposition to Charles Darwin’s original “warm pond” explanation. Today, we know that organic compounds are very common extraterrestrially. Because life appeared on Earth shortly after the planet had cooled down, with actually very little time for prebiotic evolution, the most current evidence suggests that life was transported from deep space to the Earth — by the impacts of comet-type bodies.

panspermiaInstead of Darwin’s little pond, astrobiologists today picture a huge impact crater carved into a seafloor basin where a life-bearing comet once collided with our planet. Here is the starting point of all life on Earth — an all-encompassing seed (panspermia) for the original roots of terrestrial life. Although not exactly a common phenomenon, there’s nothing magical about such a hypothesis. It simply implies that complex organic molecules were outgassing from a volcanic seafloor fissure made by a prehistoric comet collision. That’s probably how life originally appeared on Earth, according to recent facts. And because humans are life forms, we can physically relate to our extraterrestrial seedling  — possibly even on a genetic level.

Francis Crick shared the 1962 Nobel Prize with James Watson for their discovery of the molecular structure of DNA. Crick in addition made public a theory with biochemist Leslie Orgel that complex genetic codes could be spread by intelligent life forms using space travel technology in a process they called “directed panspermia.”

The first panspermia theory was mentioned in the writings of the Greek philosopher Anaxagoras in the 5th century BC. Various scientists including Lord Kelvin and Svante Arrhenius revitalized it in modern times. In the 1970s, Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe proposed that life arrived on Earth by being showered as living cells from comet-type bodies. Recently, a whole range of radiation-resistant microbes has been recognized and has forced us to expand our notion of what is biologically possible in deep space. The latest discoveries strengthen the astrophysical panspermia hypothesis and strongly suggest that life is a cosmic phenomenon. Supporters of the “Electric Universe” theory argue that the plasma astrophysics of Hannes Alfven best explain the synaptic interface of life by the interaction of electromagnetism on cosmic plasma.

etmoonIn a 2007 report for “Scientific American,” theoretical physicist Paul Davies reflected on the possibility of extraterrestrial life. He cited a conference in 1995 when renowned Belgian biochemist Christian de Duve called life a cosmic rule and declared it almost definite to be found on any Earth-like planets. De Duve’s announcement underpinned the conviction of many scientists that the universe is teeming with life. Dubbed “biological determinism” by Robert Shapiro of New York University, this theory is sometimes put across as: “Life is written into the laws of nature.” The panspermia theory is also mapped out as “Cosmic Ancestry,” a development of Fred Hoyle’s original concept by Brig Klyce and James Lovelock. Supporters of Cosmic Ancestry maintain that — like mass and energy — life has no primary origin. It is written so profoundly into the laws of nature that the blueprint for life in the universe cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be altered from one form to another.

The cosmic storage of life’s genetic material is analogous to a self-repairing heat and mass transfer assembly. The large-scale motion of microscopic ice grains in deep space and their irradiation by ultraviolet light energetically recycles life’s synthesis by way of numerous microbial “splash-back” transmigration routes plotted by the shock waves of comet-type collisions.

Cosmic Ancestry indicates that together with the “conservation of mass and energy,” studies should also consider the “conservation of synthesis.” It’s a simple transfer rule that merely says: As the mass of a relativistic system decreases, its energy will increase, and vice versa. Its value must always be greater than zero, for without at least some conservation of synthesis, an interchange of mass and energy would not be possible.

An ideal state for the conservation of synthesis can be pictured as an equal mixture of mass and energy intertwined like an oscillating filament in a vacuum, which is a rather handy description of the quantum world. The most efficient synthesis found in nature is of course “biosynthesis,” or the metabolism of life. If a superior intelligence or God is indeed behind the laws of physics, perhaps the trinity of “Mass, Energy, and Life” are three aspects of only one thing — the fluctuation of a void:

  • Father – Singularity of Infinite Mass
  • Holy Spirit – Quantum of Absolute Energy
  • Son – Synthesis of Intelligent Life

According to the former head of the Human Genome Project, Francis Collins, perhaps at times God does intervene in quantum mechanical uncertainty to nudge nature’s designs, because the chaotic unpredictability of complex systems impacts our future. “It is thus perfectly possible that God might influence the creation in subtle ways that are unrecognizable to scientific observation. In this way, modern science opens the door to divine action without the need for law-breaking miracles,” Collins recently said.

But if the mind of God or some type of higher consciousness is hardwired into the stuff of space-time, how did it get there? Is there a commonsense reason why the initial conditions of the big bang were fine-tuned, spot on, for a life-sustaining cosmos — or is consciousness just a weird and spectacular accident? What caused the big bang in the first place, and where did the matter that became the universe come from?

If the universe started from the singularity of a big bang and subsequently expanded, it seems likewise possible that it might also do the opposite and contract to a big crunch. There is a logical symmetry to such an effect. If the universe were fated for a big crunch, it would either contract to a singularity (a point of infinite density and zero volume) and everything would cease to exist; or otherwise, it might bounce back with a great outburst. This “big bounce” would be very similar to or perhaps exactly the same as the big bang before it. The theoretical multiverse is said to be the collection of multiple possible universes that together consist of all of reality. As luck would have it, William James first coined the particular term “multiverse” in 1895. The various universes within the multiverse are usually called parallel universes.



Today, a mixed bag of multiverse theories is taken into account. Astrophysicist Thomas Gold once proposed the reality of “other universes nesting within our observable space.” For physicist Michio Kaku, loop quantum gravity of the multiverse may be linked to the upcoming science of teleportation. The ekpyrotic model by Paul Steinhardt and Neil Turok is a forerunner of the widely held cyclic models in which the universe goes through infinite, self-sustaining big bounce cycles, with an eternity of alternating big bang and big crunch mirror-image phases repeating forever.

multiverse2Theorist Peter Lynds recently proposed a model (“On a Finite Universe with no Beginning or End“) in which time is cyclic, and the universe repeats an infinite number of times. However, because it is exactly the same cycle that repeats, it can also be interpreted as taking place just once. The result is a two-phase multiverse loop that has no beginning and no end, but is finite and circumvents singularities. Problems such as monopoles, matter-antimatter imbalances, and why initial conditions at the big bang appear to be so specific require no additional solutions.

A key feature of Lynds’ model is his reasoning of thermodynamic time reversal. Rather than the second law of thermodynamics being violated and entropy decreasing, the order of events suddenly turns around in Lynds’ cyclic universe so the singularity is avoided and entropy can continue to increase.

Stephen Hawking once thought that if the universe began to contract, the whole thermodynamic arrow of time must reverse with it. “Everything would go into the reverse of the way we experience things today: light would travel back to the stars, and broken eggs on the floor would miraculously put themselves back together again.”

Physicist Ronald Mallett presently leads a controversial time travel research study. But the second law of thermodynamics shows that processes involving heat transfer tend to have one direction and to be irreversible. This law also predicts that the entropy or measure of disorder of an isolated system increases with time.

Lynds claimed: “If all of the laws of physics, with the exception of the second law of thermodynamics, are time symmetric and can equally be reversed, it became apparent that if faced with a situation where entropy might be forced to decrease rather than increase, rather than actually doing so, the order of events should simply reverse, so that the order in which they took place would still be in the direction in which entropy was increasing. The second law would continue to hold, events would remain continuous, and no other law of physics would be contravened.”

No conservation laws would be breached in this cyclic model because it’s only the order of events that gets turned around. We can go to a Saturday cinema matinee and watch a movie shown in reverse with all of its actors walking the wrong way around. But that won’t strangely turn the clock back to Friday. In a related way, Peter Lynds thinks that reversing the order of events near a singularity in respect to entropy does not necessarily mean that the thermodynamic arrow must also reverse. However, it does provide a very good scientific justification for the big bounce.

The distinction between past and future may be irrelevant near a singularity. Yet all time symmetric physical processes apart from the second law of thermodynamics could be reversed to take place in the direction in which entropy is still increasing. In this direction no singularity would be encountered. Events would simply recoil into their equivalent reverse alignments and carry on from where the singularity would have been if the order of events had not turned around.

According to Lynds, it becomes obvious that the big bounce would not only lead events back to the big bang, but it would actually cause it. The universe would then expand, cool, and sooner or later our solar system would take shape again: “If one asks the question, what caused the big bang? The answer here is the big crunch. This is strange enough. But is the big crunch in the past or the future of the big bang? It could equally be said to be either. Likewise, is the big bang in the past or future of the big crunch? Again, it could equally be said to be either. The differentiation between past and future becomes completely meaningless. Moreover, one is now faced with a universe that has neither a beginning nor end in time, but yet is also finite and needs no beginning.”

God from Machine Era

cardoorHow can the mind of God fit into the cyclic universe? As computers get smarter, machines could become more intelligent than humans within a few decades, leading to a technological singularity. Many scientists take it on faith that machines will sooner or later become conscious. Perhaps the simplest way to achieve this would be to fit existing life forms (such as neurons or microbes) into biocomputer chips. In 1993, the scientist who coined the phrase “technological singularity,” Vernor Vinge, said: “Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.”

The Acceleration Studies Foundation (ASF) is a group of technologists and futurists that explore the accelerating development of special domains in science and venture to weigh up the anticipated technological singularity. The president of the ASF, John Smart, maintains archives on the singularity hypothesis. His latest thoughts relate to information and computation studies and evolutionary developmental (evo-devo) biology.

Smart and others like him suppose the technological singularity could max out as a “black hole analogous computing system.” According to theoretical physicist Lee Smolin, such a structure is likely to be an integral component in the replicative life cycle of our “evo devo” universe within the multiverse.

In the ancient recitals of Greek tragedy, a projecting crane arm was used to lower actors playing gods onto the stage. The Latin phrase “deus ex machina” came from Horace’s advice to dramatists never to draw on a god from the machine to explain their story line. Even so, evolutionary developmental scientists at present hope that two separate processes of Cartesian dualism — mind and matter — can work together inside the technological singularity to create a universe. They suggest that the initial conditions of the big bang are the result of an evolutionary selection process involving universe adaptation in the multiverse and universe reproduction via “intelligent black holes.”

Smart and his contemporaries currently propose that “Earth’s local intelligence is on the way to forming a black-hole-analogous reproductive system, and then seed (germline) formation to produce another universe within the multiverse.”

Roger Penrose confirmed with Stephen Hawking that a singularity must result inside a black hole. Gravity becomes infinitely strong at its center, causing the geometry of space-time to infinitely curve to a point of zero volume. Physicist John Wheeler, who coined the terms “black hole” and “wormhole,” thought a big crunch to be the possible ultimate fate of the universe. It’s not difficult to see the likeness between a black hole and a big crunch. However, there is a distinction between the two. (A black hole has the entire universe outside it. With a big crunch there is nothing outside the collapsing area because it represents the whole universe.)

Modern physicists and information theorists hope that a unified “information physics” will soon become known, allowing them to understand our universe as a quantum computing system. Several theorists support the cyclic multiverse model because “development in biology can also be thought of as a cyclical process, a movement from seed, to adapting organism in the environment, to a new seed.”

Theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson, recently said we can see that “mind” (which we may call an informational process) has an ever more pervasive impact on “matter” (local physical processes) as a function of its complexity. “Over time, complex systems become guiders and shapers of at least their local universal dynamics,” Smart suggested.

According to molecular biologist Sean Carroll, evolutionary developmental biology seeks to resolve differences between processes spanning the scales of cells, organisms and ecologies. It shows potential to deliver a meta-Darwinian paradigm in biology. And evo devo’s hottest theory is that intelligence may transfer learned information into a new universe by means of a black hole.

John Smart wrote: “A black hole is the last place you want to be if you are still trying to create (evolve) in the universe, but this seems exactly where you want to be if you have reached the asymptote of complexity development in ‘outer space,’ have employed all finite local resources into the most efficient nonrelativistic computronium you can, and are now finding the observable universe to be an increasingly ergodic (repetitive, uncreative, ‘cosmogonic’) and senescent or saturated learning environment, relative to you. In other words, the more computationally closed local computing and discovery become, the faster you want the external universe to go to gain the last bits of useful information in the shortest amount of local time, before entering an entirely new zone of creativity (black hole intelligence merger, natural selection and new universe creation).”

Yet, finding the old universe uncreative and no longer useful from one point of view could bear an awful resemblance to an unspeakable Golgotha Event: “As the external universe dies at an accelerating pace, you are locally learning every last thing you can about it as it disintegrates in virtually no subjective time.”

There’s more than one way to scientifically scrutinize such an event. On one hand, a minuscule black hole normally created in space could undergo a near-collision with an intelligent life form and siphon off some of its genetic data. Or, on the other hand, a microscopic black hole produced in an experimental reactor could similarly be directed to smash into organic life. Both paradigms may be connected through some kind of information entanglement or what Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” In one description, the person receiving the action might be lifted up on crossed planks like a human lightning rod to draw a miniature black hole from the pitch-black sky. In another version, a subject might be pinned down like a living target assembly in a high-energy physics laboratory to absorb man-made black hole disintegration. Even if our Golgotha Event illustrations seem exceptionally miserable, an intelligent living target could breathe information into a microscopic black hole to lay down the initial conditions for the universe’s reverse cycle — and thus ensure that it sets off a life-sustaining cosmos.

What could be more all-powerful than creating a universe with pure consciousness? Singularity theorists call it “universal transcension” and consider black holes to be vast genetic intelligence transmission systems. A black hole could in theory pick up intelligence or biological consciousness without wiping out structural complexities. Stephen Hawking speculated it could do this if advanced intelligence is built out of some type of organization below the atom in size. (There are 25 orders of magnitude between atoms and the Planck length for the possible requirements of intelligent systems.)

John Smart confirmed: “Not only do intelligent black holes appear to be ideal pre-seeds, picking up and packaging the ‘last useful body information’ in the universe before they leave, but they may also be ideal vessels for merging, competing, cooperating, and engaging in natural selection with other intrauniversal intelligences. This is because black holes, and only black holes, allow a special kind of ‘one way time travel’ for merging with other evolutionarily unique universal intelligences in virtually no subjective (internal) time.”


Holographic Multiverse

Physicist Alain Aspect showed that under certain circumstances subatomic particles are able to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distance separating them — even if they are billions of miles apart. The holographic principle by Gerard ‘t Hooft and Leonard Susskind suggests the universe is akin to a giant hologram. David Bohm, Karl Pribram, and Michael Talbot presented the “whole in every part” nature of a hologram as a new way of knowing the universe. Every part of a hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole. If a hologram of an object is cut in half and illuminated by a laser, each half will still contain the entire image of the object. At some deeper level of reality, perhaps the Golgotha Event is not an individual accident, but the extension and fractal of an underlying built-in cosmic unity.

During the Middle Ages, belief in cyclic time was routinely outlawed by the Church. Yet the Bible actually spelled out a two-phase universe: The big bang was in Genesis, with the customary account of creation. The big crunch was described in Revelation. After squeezing through the gap of a bottomless pit, “a new heaven and a new Earth” finally came forward, without a sea. Perhaps the image of a deep well was the dying hint of an impact crater that opened in a seafloor when a life-bearing comet fell to our planet. The visionary Pierre Teilhard de Chardin encouraged meditation for the development of a close, interpersonal relationship with universal transcension — in order to believably know “what it feels like” to experience and cross the singularity of a multiverse.

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Uriel: The Well Seal and the Man of the Island

March 19th, 2009 5 comments


Uriel: The Well Seal and the Man of the Island

From Paul Dale Roberts February 20 2009 Interview with Peter Fotis Kapnistos, American Journalist (

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The Well Seal: Peter Fotis KapnistosIn 1968 when I was still a teenager in Ohio, I had a near-death experience. I really believe I died and felt myself float like a blue mist in a tunnel above my dead body. It’s very difficult to convey with mere words. There was a strong sense of déjà vu or a remembrance that I had originated from that bodiless condition before I was born. I’m now convinced that’s where we all will return to again after death. Primal consciousness is entrenched in space itself – like a blazing home plate or cosmic singularity, but we are not aware of it in our everyday lives. It was only after I recalled Jesus that I suddenly unscrambled from that kaleidoscopic pattern and returned to my physical body. From that day on, I began to look for the person that freed me from a glowing pit or tunnel of light. About six years later, I unexpectedly found myself at the Athens Polytechnic University student riots that brought down the military dictatorship of the Greek Colonels. Upset by the shock of dodging tanks, teargas, and political bloodshed, I traveled in the spring to the Patmos group of islands.


The Well Seal: Peter Fotis Kapnistos

Just before dawn on Saturday, April 20, 1974, as I sat near the port of the Aegean island of Mykonos, I met a Man in Black who telepathically revealed to me a metal seal, the cap of a well pipe in the flagstone near my feet, with the design of what he said was the universe engraved on it. The man was well dressed, like a bridegroom, or a young business executive. I could hear his soft voice in my mind with perfect clarity. He told me that his father had claimed the judgment of Hitler’s soul. Astonished by that weird idea, I tried to get up from my chair and walk on. But the stranger stopped me. Stepping forward, he stretched out both his arms with his fingers extended in my direction. Then he turned and looked across the bay. Dawn had arrived. But a thick black line or dark rectangular object blocked out part of the orange sun. I heard him say, Peter, will you look at me? When I did, the man fixed his concentration and asked me; do you know what I must do?


The Well Seal: Peter Fotis Kapnistos

The Well Seal: Peter Fotis Kapnistos

He then broke the metal seal by melting its small central rod with a forceful gaze. I could see a cloud of steam or vapor swirling around his forehead. I heard the loud trumpet-blast of a ship’s horn, but I didn’t see any large boats moving in the harbor. He walked towards me and said; know the faith, as he passed by my chair. Then he disappeared into the village footpaths behind me. The sun looked normal again. Crisis apparitions are usually associated with projections of the subconscious mind, due to stress or emotional shock. But this occurrence had an effect on external matter — the center of the metal seal was broken — and I later photographed it to have a record. The well seal was a very old atomic symbol of heavy hydrogen or deuterium. Its broken nucleus signifies binary fission, the strongest force in nature.


The Well Seal: Peter Fotis Kapnistos

I spent over thirty years trying to decipher the meaning of that amazing experience. The metal seal received publicity in the Greek press long before it appeared on the Internet. A popular Greek magazine and local Mykonos newspapers reported it — and it seems that even an Athenian cocktail lounge, the Louki, was named after it. Some people wonder why I’d waste my time with what appeared to be a common sewer cap. But I can assure you the seal is not a gutter lid. In fact, the well of Mykonos has an amazing legend to it, particularly with pilgrims and pirates. For example, a fourth century Apocalypse of Paul says: And he took me from the north side and set me over a well, and I found it sealed with seven seals. As it turns out, the founder of the Mykonos Folklore Museum reproduced a detailed map of the original Mykonos castle’s courtyard as it remained until the 17th century. It shows seven seals or shutoff valves and outlets leading to submerged well shafts, with an eighth outlet crossed out, rising up from an underground aquifer that yields fresh water where the cave of a pirate’s hideout was recently discovered. That means that seven of the well seals were at least a few centuries old, although many other seals were probably added to the well system throughout the years. By the mid 1970s, the antiquated well canales of Mykonos were finally unsealed for renovations. 



The main church of the Mykonos castle is from the 15th century. Construction began in 1475 and its Italian name, Paraportiani or Postern Gate, means small inner door or beyond the small door, perhaps because it was next to the gate of the medieval castle, which was completely destroyed by invading pirates in the mid 1500s. The assault was a lead up to the Council of Trent in 1545, and the decision to reject classical Greek art as a detested thing. Early churches were often constructed over the ruins of pre-Christian temples. Perhaps this was also the site of an ancient mystery school of Kore or Persephone, with a certain pit of gold hidden under ground. The ill or injured from nearby Delos were probably brought to the curative spring of Mykonos situated in a grotto beneath the shore, which served as a sick-quarters, enforced by the Delian purification laws. In honor of the serpent-bearer, or the Rod of Asclepius, which represented the healing aspect of the medical arts, non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor in areas where the sick and injured slept. The bottomless well may have been a hospice for diagnosis and treatment before it became known as a snake pit of suffering.



To add to the brainteaser, Robert Louis Stevenson used a map of Mykonos to illustrate his famous story of Treasure Island. The most important treasury of the ancient Greek world was located on the small rocky islet of Delos, almost touching the western tip of Mykonos. Pirates plundered the fabulous wealth of Delos and reduced it to a barren skeleton island. William Captain Kidd committed his first act of piracy only a few nautical miles from the shores of Mykonos, and the bulk of that treasure has never been found. Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum. Robert Louis Stevenson was commissioned by a major publishing house to write a factual book about the Aegean islands, complete with his map of Mykonos, but he finally had to abandon the task because of poor health.




Perhaps the most mind-boggling aspect of the seal of Mykonos is its likeness to the Bruce Codex diagrams from the University of Oxford. The Bruce Codex contains 2nd century AD manuscripts found in 1769 in Upper Egypt by James Bruce, a Scottish traveler who explored the source of the Nile. Though still largely unknown to the general public, the Codex Brucianus diagrams are probably the world’s oldest graphic images of the seal of the living God as mentioned in St John’s Revelation. If you would like to learn more about my paranormal experience please look at my report: Directed Panspermia and the MIB Experience.


The Alien Seeker News: Peter Fotis Kapnistos

In my opinion the ancient well descriptions imply that complex organic molecules are outgassing from a seafloor fissure made by a prehistoric comet collision. Here perhaps is the starting point of all life on earth. And because humans are life forms, we relate to it biologically — even on a subconscious level. For that reason, if you think I’m leading you to a scene that should only exist in youthful fantasies, remember, this is a very real place. In fact, I went to the trouble of taking my story to Washington D.C., by personally handing over my correspondence and seal photos to an official in the White House mailroom in 1977. George Bouloukos, a parapsychologist linked to the Edgar Cayce group, afterward hypnotized me and recorded it on video to help me remember more details. So abandon God Is Not Deadyour shyness and let me take you to a charismatic island where young people fall in love, and Ben Gunn, the mysterious man of the island, watches over a remarkable treasure — with reasons of his own — and waits to greet his entrusted new guests.


loukiUri-El is the Archangel of salvation. Legend says it is Uriel who stands at the gate of the Lost Eden, with a fiery sword. He was the dark angel (Genesis 32) or man in black who wrestled with Jacob at Peniel (“face of God”). Jacob asked him, “Do tell me your name, please.” He answered, “Why should you want to know my name?” Uriel then gave Jacob his new name, Israel. Uriel is noted in the 2nd century BC Book of Enoch (chapter xxi), as the Archangel who helps us with natural disasters and is called for to avert such events, or to heal and recover in their aftermath. He is the great instructor who teaches us that art and study are for experiencing the joy of liberation that comes as wisdom is gained. Among his symbols are the scroll and the book (with seven seals). The name Uri-el probably predates the ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur (ouranos is the sky or light of heaven). Uriel was the legendary Sumerian Lord (El) of Ur, or the Archangel who conveyed the faith of monotheism to Abram and gave him his new name, Abraham. According to an Apocalypse of Peter once ranked next in popularity to the canonical Apocalypse of St. John, it is the Archangel Uriel who will resurrect the dead when appealed so by the Lord: “And soul and spirit shall the great Uriel give them at the commandment of God; for him hath God set over the rising again of the dead at the day of judgment.”








Psychologist Carl Jung once mentioned a patient who claimed that he saw a tube in the sun. Jung referred to the sun-barge of the Alexandrian school of mysticism and a papyrus passage: “For you will see hanging down from the disc of the sun something that looks like a tube.” There is evidence that other persons also saw a black line obstructing the Mykonos sun. The apparent atmospheric anomaly was recently photographed by a musician tourist in Mykonos.

More Terrible than Atlantis?

March 15th, 2009 5 comments


More Terrible than Atlantis?


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According to Plato, the “great and wonderful empire of Atlantis” ruled the prehistoric Mediterranean world as well as “the opposite continent” (of America), which surrounded “the true ocean.” Today the legend of Atlantis is mostly rejected and sporadically made fun of by writers who see it merely as a philosophical invention of Plato’s imagination. Yet we have reached a perilous stage in human history that might prove to be even more terrible than the fall of Atlantis. To comprehend the impending jeopardy, let’s look at some resemblances between ancient Atlantis and modern Britain.


thera3In 1623, Sir Francis Bacon published “The New Atlantis.” In that utopian novel he described a mythical ultramodern island whose citizens attempted to conquer nature and utilize their shared knowledge for the benefit of their civilization. But what if the scientific or industrial outlook they condoned was flawed — so faulty, in fact, that it would eventually produce the cataclysmic footprints of global warming?


The British Commonwealth is an intergovernmental group of 53 autonomous states. Most of them were parts of the British Empire (Britain established a dozen colonies in the New World). The term “Anglo-American” is nowadays used to jointly describe the United States and the United Kingdom. At the end of World War II, the US and Britain became founding members of the United Nations. Close military teamwork between the US and Britain created the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Britain was the most significant ally of the US in the Cold War and helped in nuclear research. When the British Empire diminished throughout the world, the United States emerged as the unmatched global superpower. 



The word “Anglosphere” describes a group of anglophone (English-speaking) nations that share historical, political, and cultural features rooted in the historical saga of Britain. According to James Bennett, founder of The Anglosphere Institute: “Geographically, the densest nodes of the Anglosphere are found in the United States and the United Kingdom, while Anglophone regions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and South Africa are powerful and populous outliers. The educated English-speaking populations of the Caribbean, Oceania, Africa and India pertain to the Anglosphere to various degrees.”


The solution to ranking the power of modern Britain is a “network commonwealth.” Perhaps the network rule is how we should also reflect on Plato’s Atlantis. His unfinished narratives in the dialogs Critias and Timaeus spotlight a central island. But Plato also stated that Atlantis was in fact a sizable network of ten governments.


“Each of the ten kings, in his own division and in his own city, had the absolute control of the citizens, and in many cases of the laws, punishing and slaying whomsoever he would.”


Plato gave us the outline of a commanding sea-faring civilization whose kingdoms must have initially been islands or continental harbors — stepping-stones, as it were, or network seaports between Atlantis and the coasts of Europe and America. But the heart of the empire was “the island in which the palace was situated.” In the same way, Britain today, despite its small size, is the recognized focus of an enormous supporting network, which we call the Anglosphere.


Plato’s account was first derived from Solon (c. 638 BC–558 BC), who had been told by Egyptian priests of the loss of a great island empire. In recent times, geographical and archeological facts suggest that the disintegration of Atlantis may be related to a massive Bronze Age volcanic eruption in the Mediterranean Sea, which produced a flooded caldera and destroyed a highly developed Minoan civilization on the Greek island of Thera, also known as Santorini.



In 2006, an international team of scientists found that the second largest volcanic eruption in human history, the massive Bronze Age eruption of Thera in Greece, was much larger and more widespread than previously believed. Scientists found deposits of volcanic pumice and ash 10 to 80 meters thick extending out 20 to 30 kilometers in all directions from the Greek island of Santorini. “These deposits have changed our thinking about the total volume of erupted material from the Minoan eruption,” said volcanologist Haraldur Sigurdsson.


An eruption of this size likely had far-reaching impacts on the environment and civilizations in the region. The much-smaller Krakatau eruption of 1883 in Indonesia created a 100-foot-high tsunami that killed 36,000 people, as well as pyroclastic flows that traveled 40 kilometers across the surface of the seas killing 1,000 people on nearby islands. The Thera eruption would likely have generated an even larger tsunami and pyroclastic flows that traveled much farther over the surface of the sea… Thera has erupted numerous times over the last 400,000 years, four of which were of such magnitude that the island collapsed and craters were formed. Some scientists believe the massive eruption 3,600 years ago was responsible for the disappearance of the Minoan culture on nearby Crete. Others link the eruption to the disappearance of the legendary island of Atlantis. (Todd McLeish, “Santorini eruption much larger than originally believed,” University Rhode Island, 8-23-2006)


The extensive range of the Thera eruption is shown by the wide distribution of Bronze Age tephra, found in both deep-sea sediments of the Aegean, Mediterranean, and Black Sea, and in archeological sites throughout the Mediterranean coast. It is essential to understand that at least four separate eruptions detached by significant time-spans ultimately triggered the collapse of the island. This point suggests that the civilization of Thera was perhaps much older than the last eruption we know of at around 1600 B.C.


A peculiar oddity of the Santorini-Akrotiri excavations is that human remains weren’t discovered there. The entire population of the Minoan port safely evacuated before the last massive eruption 3,600 years ago. But when, and where, did they go?


Several years ago, I worked with Professor Spyridon Marinatos, the archaeologist who discovered the ruins of Akrotiri on the island of Thera. I was the assistant of Spiros Tsavdaroglou, an official photographer for the National Archaeological Museum of Greece. We photographed Minoan and Mycenaean sites and artifacts for Professor Marinatos, who was one of the premier Greek archaeologists of the 20th century (his name is mentioned in the video game Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis). As I tried to figure out where misplaced citizens of a Bronze Age volcanic island could have migrated to, I now and again discussed with my friend Frank Pantages the phonetic origins of the ancient name: TE-RA. The name Santorini was given to the island by the Venetians in the 1200s, in honor of Saint Irene. Before then it was known as Kalliste (the most beautiful one), Strongyle (the circular one), or Thera.


Some researchers link the TE-RA (or Qera) vocal sounds to Tiresias, the most famous soothsayer of ancient Greek mythology. With a lifespan of seven lives, the prophet of Thebes was transformed into a woman, turned back into a man, and finally struck blind. Perhaps more interesting is the fact that the Bible gives the name of Abraham’s father as Terah: “And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.” (Joshua 24:2) The “other gods” were possibly idols or pagan deities such as Atlas and Poseidon. The phrase, “on the other side of the flood” is recognized to signify beyond the Euphrates River.


Author and social reformer of the 1800s Ignatius Donnelly said that links are made in the Old Testament to the “islands of the sea,” especially in Isaiah and Ezekiel. What had an inland people, like the Jews, to do with distant seas and islands? Did these hints grow out of traditions linking their race with islands in the sea?


Presently, Spanish researchers are setting up excavations in the national park of Donana, in Andalusia, after having confirmed thanks to satellite photos the existence of great artificial structures which could belong to the mysterious and ancient city of Tartessos, which modern studies and readings of the Greek authors believe to have identified with Plato’s Atlantis. Two Germans, lecturer Werner Wickboldt and physicist Rainer Kuehne, relaunched the theory of Atlantis-Tartessos in 2004, beginning from these results.


In a topical commentary, “Comparison of Atlantis and the Sea Peoples,” Dr Kuhne suggested that the Atlantean warriors could be identified with the Sea Peoples who are mentioned in inscriptions of around 1180 BC under Pharaoh Ramses III. Dr Kuhne supported the idea of comparison between Plato’s description of the Atlanteans and the description of the Sea Peoples by Ramses III.




One recent theory equates Atlantis with Spartel Island, a mud shoal in the straits of Gibraltar that sank into the sea 11,000 years ago. Plato described Atlantis as having a “plain.” Dr Kuehne said this might be the plain that extends today from Spain’s southern coast up to the city of Seville. The high mountains described by the Greek scholar could be the Sierra Morena and Sierra Nevada. (Paul Rincon, Satellite images ‘show Atlantis,’ BBC News Online, June 6, 2004)


The geologist of the Spanish researchers group, Antonio Rodriguez said that the results from the geological examinations suggest a tsunami happened around 1500 BC. But what caused the tsunami? According to tsunami expert Costas Synolakis, from the University of Southern California, the study of ancient tsunamis is in its infancy and people have not, until now, really known what to look for. Scientists have obtained radiocarbon dates for deposits that show a tsunami could have wiped out the coast of Minoan Crete and disturbed its capital at Knossos at the same time as the eruption of the Santorini volcano, in the middle of the second millennium BC.


Recent scientific work has established that the Santorini eruption was up to 10 times more powerful than the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883. It caused massive climatic disruption and the blast was heard over 3000 miles away. Costas Synolakis thinks that the collapse of Santorini’s giant volcanic cone into the sea during the eruption was the mechanism that generated a wave large enough to destroy the Minoan coastal towns. It is not clear if the tsunami could have reached inland to the Minoan capital at Knossos, but the fallout from the volcano would have carried other consequences – massive ash falls and crop failure. With their ports, trading fleet and navy destroyed, the Minoans would never have fully recovered. (Harvey Lilley, “The wave that destroyed Atlantis,” BBC NEWS, April 20, 2007)


According to a BBC report by Tabitha Morgan in 2004, researchers claimed to have found convincing evidence that locates the site of the lost kingdom of Atlantis off the coast of Cyprus. The American team spent six days scanning the Mediterranean Sea bed between Cyprus and Syria using sonar technology. They believed they found evidence of massive, manmade structures beneath the ocean floor, including two straight, 2-km (1.25 mile) long walls on a hill. “The hill, as a whole, basically looks like a walled, hillside territory and this hillside territory matches Plato’s description of the Acropolis hill with perfect precision,” Robert Sarmast, the research team leader told the BBC.


At the present time, other explorers place Atlantis as far off as the South China Sea. The search for Atlantis has led archaeologists to the Caribbean, the Azores, Canaries, Iceland, Crete, Tunisia, Sweden, the coast of Western Africa and even the Sahara.


As said by Edgar Cayce (Doug Yurchey, “Psychic Flyby over Atlantis,” Feb 2009), Atlantis with its ten kings governed a great network of sea peoples in what is now the Atlantic Ocean between the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean Sea: “In America, traces of Atlantean rituals and ceremonies are to be found among many of the Indian tribes. In Central America and Egypt ancient ruins show definite Atlantean influences, while in both places there will be uncovered records of Atlantean history, duplicate accounts of the early civilizations that will explain much of the early Jewish records as found in the Bible.”


Plato said the kingdoms of Atlantis were larger than Libya and Asia combined and “aggressed wantonly against the whole of Europe and Asia.” Perhaps Plato’s Atlantis was one consolidated empire from Egypt to Peru. St. Clement, in his Epistle to the Corinthians, also claimed that there were other worlds beyond the ocean. A 2006 documentary by filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici called “The Exodus Decoded” suggested that the eruption of the Santorini volcano caused the biblical plagues described against Egypt, re-dating the eruption to c. 1500 BC. The film claimed the Hyksos were the Israelites and that some of them may have originally been from Mycenae.


Bearing in mind that human remains weren’t discovered at the Santorini-Akrotiri excavations, we might picture a Bronze Age migration towards Mesopotamia (perhaps current with the birth of Terah) generations before the last major eruption. As it happens, Ignatius Donnelly tried to evaluate a key climate condition he coined “the Antediluvian World.” In 1882, the Representative from Minnesota argued that Plato’s end of Atlantis represents the doomed kingdoms of the Deluge or Great Flood (submerged by falling atmospheric moisture, sea level changes, and perhaps a massive first eruption of Thera).


More recently, French scientist Jacques Collina-Girard, from the University of the Mediterranean in Aix-en-Provence, said Atlantis could have been sited on an island close to the Strait of Gibraltar, and would have vanished below the waves about 11,000 years ago – just as Plato said it did, because the melting and gradual retreat of glacial ice sheets produced a change in sea level.


“There was an island in front of the ‘Pillars of Hercules’,” what we would now call the Strait of Gibraltar, Collina-Girard told New Scientist magazine. Named Spartel, this island lay to the west of the Strait just as the Greek philosopher described. The Strait was longer and narrower than today, and enclosed a harbor-like inland sea. (Atlantis ‘obviously near Gibraltar,’ BBC News, September 20, 2001)


Collina-Girard’s evidence was based on a study of sea levels that prevailed as the last Ice Age was ending. His assessment of the coral reef data showed the coastline off the tip of Spain and around Gibraltar 19,000 years ago to have been 130 meters (422 feet) below what it is today. This would have exposed an archipelago, with an island at the spot where Plato reported Atlantis to be.


The closing stages of the Ice Age marked the end of Neanderthal populations and the emergence of modern man. Researchers nowadays suppose that Neanderthal was a clever sea-faring species drawn into extinction when the last Ice Age was winding up. In 2006, Spanish investigators said that they found proof that Neanderthal man reached Europe from Africa not just via the Middle East but also by sailing, swimming or floating across the Strait of Gibraltar:


Although the scientists have not yet reached definite conclusions, they say the evidence that Neanderthal man mastered some primitive techniques for crossing the sea into Europe from the coast near Ceuta looks promising. If the theory could be proved, and a two-pronged arrival of Neanderthal man accepted, it would help solve some of the mysteries thrown up by prehistoric sites around Europe. (Giles Tremlett, “Neanderthal man floated into Europe, say Spanish researchers,” Guardian, January 18, 2006)


neanderNeanderthal was the dominant Ice Age man in Europe and western Asia who apparently learned how to sail and float across the open sea before the emergence of the anatomically modern human. In his 2005 book “The Singing Neanderthal: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body,” British archaeologist Steven Mithen liberally credited linguist Alison Wray, who first suggested that a “holistic prehistoric utterance” could have a meaning. By 2008, Dr. Robert McCarthy, an assistant professor of anthropology in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University, reconstructed vocal tracts that simulate the sound of the Neanderthal voice. The vocal tracts show that Neanderthal could speak (although in a different way than modern man) and even sing — as he presumably sailed across Ice Age seas.


Neanderthals were not as stupid as they have been portrayed, according to a recent study showing their stone tools were just as good as those made by the early ancestors of modern humans, Homo sapiens. “Our research disputes a major pillar holding up the long-held assumption that Homo sapiens were more advanced than Neanderthals. It is time for archaeologists to start searching for other reasons why Neanderthals became extinct,” said Metin Eren, a graduate student at Exeter University. Neanderthal tools found in England show that our early human relatives hunted with blades and spear tips that were pretty sophisticated, rivaling those made by modern humans.


A new analysis of Ice Age sailors suggests Neanderthal may have mastered techniques for crossing the sea into Europe. Prehistoric remains of hunter-gatherer communities found at a site in north Africa are remarkably similar to those found in southern Spain, and imply a Neanderthal ability to travel across stretches of sea.


blogad08According to some researchers, certain Homo sapien bones have anatomical features that could only have arisen if the adult female in question had Neanderthal interbreeding as part of her ancestral lineage. However scientists who sequenced the mitochondrial DNA of a 38,000-year-old Neanderthal returned no evidence of ancestral interbreeding with our long-lost cousins.


Collina-Girard’s Spartel Island data around Gibraltar approximately 20,000 years ago overlaps with new facts from the last known Neanderthal refuge in southern Iberia that indicates the final population was probably beaten by a cold spell at that time. Experts reported the research from the Gibraltar Museum and Spain. They said a climate downturn might have caused a drought, placing pressure on the last surviving Neanderthals by reducing their supplies of fresh water and killing off the animals they hunted. However in another recent study, a multidisciplinary French-American research team with expertise in archaeology, past climates, and ecology reported that Neanderthal extinction was principally a result of competition with Cro-Magnon populations, rather than the consequences of climate change.


If Neanderthal was a wily sailor capable of song and speech, modern man had to prevail by floating a better vessel. In this sense, perhaps the story of Noah’s voyage announced the emergence of Cro-Magnon at the end of the Ice Age as falling atmospheric moisture (or torrential rainwater), rising sea levels, and seismic activity contributed to the doom of Neanderthal man. But even from the prehistoric Spartel Island position, Thera still sparks off the most violent volcanic eruption in the western hemisphere. Only the volcano of Mount Tambora in Indonesia can match it on Earth. Thera has erupted numerous times over the last 400,000 years and has disturbed various sea kingdoms that sought to control the Pillars of Hercules, including perhaps even the Neanderthal. In the same way that early churches were often constructed over the ruins of pre-Christian temples, perhaps ancient mythologies and allegories of Atlantis were essentially pieced together from the memories of Ice Age lore.


Ignatius Donnelly remarked: “There are in Plato’s narrative no marvels; no myths; no tales of gods, gorgons, hobgoblins, or giants. It is a plain and reasonable history of a people who built temples, ships, and canals; who lived by agriculture and commerce: who, in pursuit of trade, reached out to all the countries around them.” In other words, it is just as normal to accept the likelihood of an Atlantis history, as it is to suppose that a great network of English-speaking governments should grow up around the small British Isles — without gods and demons. Plato was perhaps not reporting a departed sea myth, but an overlooked geopolitical domain example.


When looking at the British Isles on our maps, their slight size makes some of us sigh and wonder: Thousands of years from today, will people still suppose that a small group of islands might connect the cultures of the emancipated world? Will the world’s prized Anglosphere be finally set aside as just another old-fashioned myth?


In February 2009, Google Earth users who observed a sea map with a grid of lines or “roads of Atlantis” submerged west of the Canary Islands were told they were artifacts of the data collection process. Bathymetric (or sea floor terrain) data is collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor. The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data.


Bruce Duensing (“The Roaring Silence: An Alien view of The Singularity and Atlantis,” Feb 2009) freshly commented on Atlantis self-indulgence: “Knowledge exceeding being is the myth of Atlantis, which unlike others who take it as an historical fact, I see this legendary civilization as the one we live in referred to in metaphorical terms in the psychology of this state of affairs as first proposed by Plato.”


Nevertheless, James Lovelock, famous for his Gaia theory of the Earth as a kind of living organism, recently said that climate change will wipe out most life on Earth by the end of this century and mankind is too late to avert catastrophe. Without a doubt, if the present sea levels change, an island-sustained network habitat might suffer a fate more terrible than the fall of Atlantis. A thin hope left is the possibility of one day being able to remove carbon from the atmosphere.