Monday, June 16, 2014

A Nobel Prize for Woo Woo?


I have data that could mute the Great Randi challenge. I know that is quite a statement but I do. Dr. Diane Hennacy Powell

We are all one with the one who is all. Reply of aliens to question about God by abductee Bret Oldham.

In a fair and just world, if confirmed, the research experiments just conducted by Dr. Diane Powell would be a contender for a Nobel Prize. The key words are of course “fair and just” world.

Dr. Powell is a practicing psychiatrist; John Hopkins trained neuroscientist, a former faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and a contributor to the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She is also the author of the book The ESP Enigma.

Dr. Powell’s interest in the area of ESP was sparked in part by one encounter with a female patient in a hospital ward who indicated she was receiving psychic information about Dr. Powell that she should hear. What the woman said in terms of information was 98% accurate. It was a life altering event for Powell.

The scientific investigation work that Powell has just completed in the field of ESP was described accurately as “data that could mute the great Amazing Randy challenge.” This is a $1,000,000 challenge for a one-million-dollar prize “to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event.”

What does Powell have that is so good that Randi will have to possibly eat crow and pay out the prize? What is it that is such a major discovery that it might deserve a Nobel Prize?

The research has to do with non-verbal autistic children. In her newsletter Powell described her research.

Another source of evidence might come from mute autistic children, whose caregivers frequently report that their children can read their minds. If true, that suggests telepathy might be an alternative or default means of communication for those with language impairment.

Parents of the autistic savants I evaluated in India all reported telepathic experiences, in addition to other abilities. Then, shortly after my return to the USA, I read an article about an allegedly telepathic, autistic girl named Nandana. When possible, I hope to investigate her abilities. Her mother described her daughter's process of communication as follows: I taught her how to use the keyboard ... Now, if I ask her to write what I'm thinking, she can do it. Sometimes spelling errors happen and she still does not understand well the concepts of punctuation. If I say "space" (between words) in my mind, she types the word "space" instead of typing the "separation" between terms.

Next month I'll be filming experiments with another ten year-old autistic girl who was referred to me by my colleague Darold Treffert, the psychiatrist famous for his fifty-plus years of work on savants. Her parents were initially strong skeptics, so they were startled when they witnessed her ability to read her therapist's mind. Recognizing the profound significance this may have for our understanding of consciousness, they reached out to aid science, while requesting that their identity be hidden. 

The family first thought their daughter was a mathematical savant, because she could provide answers to multiplication and division problems involving numbers over six digits, even though she couldn't do much simpler multiplication. Then her answers switched from an ordinary numerical format to an exponential one... immediately after the therapist began calculating on a device that displayed in exponential notation. This prompted the therapist to ask the girl how she knew the answer. The girl typed, "I see the numerators and denominators in your head." The therapist then tested her with pictures and sentences that were hidden from the girl's view. She was able to type accurate answers, even if the sentences were in a foreign language. These sessions were videotaped by the family and sent to me and Dr. Treffert. They are very intriguing and show 100% accuracy. Are these reports of telepathy real? Stay tuned.

A couple nights ago the results of the filmed scientific testing started to leak out. The results are absolutely staggering hinting that severely autistic children who exhibit ESP abilities may in fact be receiving a pure signal and be 100% accurate on the given targets.

The 100% accuracy has already been seen with autistic prodigious savants. Whatever their talent is they are usually 100% accurate. Therefore if you give then 2 five digit numbers to multiply together they will be accurate on the first try, or if they do calendar calculations they will be able on the first try to tell you the days of the week for any date in the past of future you can give them even though they often can’t multiply 7 x 4 or think there are 10 minutes in an hours and 10 seconds in a minute.

Were the non-verbal autistic children accurate? This is what Dr. Powell stated in an interview on June 12th,

Believe it or not but I have data that could mute the Great Randi challenge. I know that is quite a statement but I do. To meet that challenge you have to have it reviewed scientifically and they want a recommendation from some science journal. They want to see it in print somewhere.

This is fresh. I just did these experiments last month. That’s how fresh this information is… I have digit sequences that are 18 and 19 numbers long and 100% accuracy. The stats on that are incredible. I even had this one sequence where it’s 162 digits Out of 162 digits there was only 7 mistakes, and when told that is the wrong number this autistic child got it right on the second go. The stats on that are just staggering. That’s why I am saying it is well beyond the great Amazing Randi challenge.

This is not the 162 digit telepathic target but this is
what such a target would look like.
This evidence was filed and if repeatable will be conclusive evidence that there is a consciousness element that is independent to the brain and which can make a non-local connection with other consciousnesses. It will be the final nail in the coffin of the idea that the brain produces consciousness and that it disappears at death. If confirmed there would be few discoveries in the history of science that would rival its importance.

Mechanism

A simplistic model of what be going on has to do with the right/left brain and their connection to a non-local mind that is part of the holographic universe.

This idea has been proposed by many people such as Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon. He pointed out that as soon as science develops a generalized theory of information, non-locality, the Zero-Point Energy field and the Quantum Hologram that we will begin to develop an accurate understanding of consciousness.

“I theorize that there is a spectrum of consciousness available to human beings,” said Mitchell. “At one end is material consciousness. At the other end is what we call 'field' consciousness, where a person is at one with the universe, perceiving the universe.”

The revelation of this new world view of consciousness began in 1935 with the Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen experiment challenging an idea that had arisen out of the mathematical calculation of the time that there was a non-local quantum-interconnectedness to the universe. The idea was that entangled photons at a distance appeared to be conscious of the other and any action placed on one would be instantly balanced by the other independent of time and space.

Mathematical proof of this non-local interconnectedness was provided by physicist John Steward Bell in 1964 and experimental proof was provided in a number of experiments around the world in the early 1980s. It became a fact that our space time reality is non-local.

At the same time work done on rat brains in the 1950s by biologist Karl Lashley showed that trained rats could still runs a maze with huge sections of the brain removed which indicated that memory was not stored in any particular part of the brain. Lashley declared that there was no memory center in the brain.

In the 1960s Dr. Karl Pribram noticed that when brain-injured patients had large sections of their brain removed, their memories became hazy but they also did not suffer a loss of any specific memories. He also importantly pointed out that the brain was using fourier transform mathematics (conversion of images into wave forms and back again).

About the same time the hologram was discovered in 1964 by Dr. Dennis Gabor and he described the same two factors 1) like the brain that lost no memory when parts were cut out no information was lost when a hologram was cut into pieces. Each piece contained the information of the whole hologram, but like the human memories the image would become hazier as the pieces got smaller. 2) The hologram image like the human brain used fourier transform mathematics indicated a key common characteristic between the two systems.

In 1977 Pribram proposed that memories are not localized in any specific brain cells, but rather, memory seemed to be distribution throughout the whole brain just like the hologram. He described a holnomic model for the brain.

Next in 1992 Dr. Walter Schempp, a mathematician at the University of Siegen in Germany discovered the quantum hologram while studying functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). The quantum hologram stated “that the event history of all macro scale matter is continuously broadcast non-locally and is received by and interacts with other matter in its environment through a process of exchange of quantum information. This is an extension of the known process of quantum emission/absorption.”[1]

The discovery placed the storage of all information in the zero point energy field. According to Dr. Edgar Mitchell,

It elevates information in physics to the same level of importance as energy itself – information if we define it broadly as patterns of energy, so the particular mathematical formulism that goes with the quantum holography is a group study. It also tells us that this information or energy is non-local which means that it is carried in the zero point energy field.

We can then start to say – we have heard the mystical tradition for example of the akashic record. Well this seems to be the mechanism of that which allows the akashic record to take place. It is nature memory system. I have written a paper called the Quantum Hologram – Nature’s Mind to suggest this ubiquitous application. It is a mechanism to carry the history of everything and it carries it out throughout nature, and the point is that it is recoverable through resonance. Resonance is exactly how we get information.”

The mind therefore is a hologram enfolded in a holographic universe, or as Dr. Mitchell’s Quantrek group describes it, “the totality of our physical and subjective experience can be thought of as a multimedia hologram resonant with ourselves and the zero-point field.”

Like a piece cut from a hologram our minds contain all the information in the universal hologram. The quality of that information, however, is dependent on much noise and interference there is from the left of the brain.

In the normal brain the left side is the dominant part of the brain responsible for language, hearing processing most of the duties of speaking. It's also in charge of carrying out logic and exact mathematical computations. It is the brain of the physical world that acts as a reducer and regulator producing only the consciousness necessary to survive in the physical world and blocking out the rest.

The right side is the creative side that handles spatial abilities, visual imagery, face recognition and music processing. Most artists and musicians have dominant right brains. Dr. Roger Lear, who became famous for performing alien implant removals, lived and worked in Hollywood. He maintained that the only common characteristics of people claiming the abduction experience is that they were all right brained.

The other analogy that can be used is the signal to noise ratio. The left brain is noise and the right brain is signal.

This can be seen when people are trying to meditate. People will complain that they cannot do it. Every time they try and find that quite place thoughts keep coming into their minds which they cannot stop. Those thoughts are the left rational brain creating noise in the experience which prevent a right brain inspirational experience.

In the same way abductees report that their experiences appear to have made them more psychic. This may be explainable by the fact they have interacted with aliens who are strongly telepathic (the key difference between aliens and humans is that aliens are telepathic).

Abductees report that when the alien talks to them telepathically the signal is clear with no noise. They know exactly what the alien is saying. Therefore, the aliens may be teaching the abductee, or altering their brain to receive the signal with the right side and block the noise from the left hemisphere.

Autistic people have damage in the left brain. Because of this the normally dominant left brain cannot produce the noise into the signal as it usually does. The more severe the damage the less noise there is. Consequently, the less noise there is the better the signal is.

That may be why Powell’s non-verbal autistic subjects have almost pure telepathy. The left brain is severely damaged as evidenced by the inability to speak, and there is nothing preventing the mind connection to the information stored in the zero point field.

This idea of brain damage creating a clear signal is also supported by some of the greatest psychics of the last century who reported corresponding brain injuries. Peter Hurkos, considered by some as the greatest psychic ever received his psychic abilities after falling off a ladder in 1941 and sustaining a head injury. Edgar Cayce, considered the best psychic in America, received his amazing abilities after being hit in the head with a baseball( and he made the claim that the psychic material he was providing was coming from the akashic field). Joe McMoneagle, the top remote viewer for the CIA work being done at the Stanford Research Institute suffered from brain seizures while in the army.

The results being reported by Powell of perfect telepathic hits on 18 and 19 digits numbers or the complete hit on a 162 digit number would indicate that the a condition exists where the brain is receiving all signal and no noise. The left brain has gone on a permanent coffee break.

In one interview Powell described that the one child was being taught to develop some verbal communication, and she wondered if this would affect the ability to do psi down the road. This is a valid consideration because activating and training the damaged left brain should in theory create noise in the signal. Therefore if the child was successfully brought back to full normal capability, theoretically the psi ability should disappear.

The non-verbal autistic savants are therefore the perfect candidates to demonstrate this telepathic ability that we all theoretically have but cannot demonstrate because of noise and interference from the left hemisphere dominance. The savants are also the perfect candidates because they are compulsive and very good at what they do. They will not be rattled in an experimental setting because they live in their own world of performance and have the rest of the world on mute. Because of this they do not suffer from stage fright.

Conclusion

It is evident that we are getting close to confirming the idea that the physical universe is only a small part of overall reality. Material reductionist scientists will fight the idea to the bitter end but it appears that it may already be all over except for the crying.

The evidence is gathering quickly that we all have telepathic abilities but because of the wiring of our brains we are unable to pick up the signal. This idea is supported by the fact that experiencer’s report pure telepathy during their alien encounters but not in daily life.

The accumulating evidence in quantum physics, along with work like that being done with autistics by Powell, points to the idea that the brain is simply a computer interface between the quantum hologram and the physical world which we perceive with our senses.

The research done in past years with savants has helped to develop the idea of left brain/noise and right brain/signal. This new understanding of the brain has even allowed some scientists to perform supporting experiments in the laboratory.


Centre for the Mind
Dr. Allan Snyder at the University of Sydney’s Center for the Mind has done successful experiments which work off the idea that the damaged savant brain may actually be provide signal and important new ideas about reality. He refers to the fact that “less is sometimes more” when it comes to the compromised left hemisphere of the savant.

What Snyder did in his lab was inhibit the high level functioning left hemisphere. He did this by sending a series of electromagnetic pulses (transcranial magnetic stimulation) into the left frontal lobe. In 40% of test subjects this produced a strange savant like intelligence in drawing, proofreading, and mathematics. The savant like abilities were being caused by shutting part of the brain down just like brain damage does in the savants.[2] “We all have that information,” Snyder said, “but our brains are deliberately wired not to see it.”[3]

The days are coming when the general realization will come “wow, I guess consciousness is not all in the brain.” At that point the really exciting job of understanding the true nature of reality and the consciousness that underlies it will begin.

Postscript: Dr. Diane Powell will be presenting the results of her telepathic research with non-verbal savants at the 57th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association in Concord, California, Topic: “Evidence for Telepathic Communication in a Nonverbal Autistic Child.”  Presentation will include tables of data, statistical analysis, and a brief video of a ten year old child with severe autism who appears to demonstrate this ability to a remarkable degree.

 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Savants, Science, and Bible Stories


Introduction

Imagine for a moment what you would do if you were suddenly, without warning, called to a meeting with God or an alien who was 1,000,000 years more advanced than mankind. If you had 10 minutes to ask questions what would you ask? Would you ask for the meaning of life? Would you ask for the Power Ball Lottery numbers? Would you ask for the cure to cancer?

It is a wild concept, but it is not as far from reality as you might think.

As a child growing up I was brought up with the idea that all knowledge that one could need was found in the Bible. The idea was that the Bible was the inspired word of God and therefore infallible. There are a number of people today who still believe in just such an idea that the Bible or the Koran is inspired knowledge.

That upbringing left me with a constant awareness that there might be such things such as inspirations or downloads. There might be pure and advanced concepts that are given to people through various methods. The idea seemed worth checking. It seemed like a no-brainer.

I have now identified 15 areas where people appear to be getting inspirations and downloads from somewhere else – from somewhere outside the physical ideas of rational calculations and reason. There have been stories such as two independent people who told me of being on a spacecraft and being shown a formula they did not understand, and then being told by the same aliens about the cure to cancer. It seemed like a no-brainer to try and run that story to ground.

I came to discover that many of our inventions and scientific discoveries came from this world of inspiration and download. The more I looked the more inspiration and download appeared to a part of our world. It appeared clear that there might actually be inspired word and direction from some non-local realm.

One of the most amazing areas of inspiration and download appeared to come from prodigies and prodigious savants. This is because they appeared to be receiving a pure signal of whatever it is that is being downloaded. Some maintain that the accuracy of the prodigious savants is 100% and that is almost in the same category as the Biblical claim as being the inspired word of God.

The accuracy of the savant is such that if you ask someone like Indian math prodigy Shakuntala Devi to multiply in her head 7,686,369,774,870 and 2,465,099,745,779 she will come up with the correct answer the first try after only a few seconds.
View in Tammet's Head as he
multiplies 53 x 131
Then there is Daniel Tammet who sees numbers as colors, shapes, textures and sounds who sees shapes in his mind when he is given complex math to do. He simply see the shape of the two numbers he is given, and a new shape, which is the answer, appears in between. He does no calculation but always has the right answer.

These are only two of many stories which provide a powerful indicator of the ability of the human mind to tune into information that might be very useful to humanity.

The World of Savants
 
 

While studying the scientific explanations for prodigious savants I suddenly had flashbacks of being back in Sunday School listening to stories of great miracles. I have had this feeling before having heard scientists explaining the mysteries of UFOs as prosaic things that make no sense.

What I have come to understand is that science explains nothing. It only describes.

Science looks at events and describes what nature, evolution, or the creative force is doing. A example of this might be the making of an oak leaf. The scientific description of how this happens is that an oak tree makes an acorn which falls on the ground and becomes covered with soil. A combination of moisture and heat help the acorn to sprout and form a small plant which eventually produces leaves.

The oak tree did the whole thing and the scientist did nothing. The scientist simply described how the oak tree makes a leaf. If the scientist had not been there the whole process would still have happened. Yet the scientific image put out by science is that they have control over nature and are busy creating and inventing things.

Like a Bible story science has set up a cast of characters and given them names. There is the oak tree, and genes, and DNA, and weather conditions, and energy from the sun. This naming technique, however, does not tell us who actually did the magic trick of making an oak leaf, or exactly how the trick is done.

Science has created lots of names for things they cannot explain. Science will talk about placebo, singularities, genetic memory, DNA blueprints, chance, and instinct to describe the magic of nature. They however, never explain how the trick is done, and they certainly can’t do it themselves.

This is called naming theory. Give it a name and make the mystery go away. It works all the time.

The question becomes - who are placebo, singularity, genetic memory, DNA blueprints, and instinct? Each of them sound very much like an all-powerful old man with a white beard sitting on a cloud. They sound like people who are mysterious and all powerful because they are the ones doing the magic. The scientist is just the play by play announcer. Their names could easily be replaced with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy.

Terance McKenna spoke up about this type of mythical naming when he talked about the scientific explanation for the origin of man and the magical process described by science that is used to describe extraordinary natural events.

The dominant and virtually unchallenged myth or our origin is either that God created us in 7 days along with the rest of creation or that the universe was born out of nothingness in a single moment for no reason. These are the two choices on the menu – neither terribly compelling to rationalists. Interesting to note that this scientific explanation – the universe sprang from nothing in a single instant however we may think of it in terms of its veracity- notice that it is the limit case for credulity. You understand what I mean?

I mean that if you can believe that – hell - you can believe anything. Sit down and try and think of something more improbable than that contention. So it’s like they open up with the one two punch and say put that in front of them. If they can swallow that then the hydrogen bond, the gene segregation or whatever will follow hard pace because the hard swallow comes first.

I maintain that it is a very odd place to look. What that’s called is a singularity, and many theories require a singularity. That means to kick start the intellectual engine you have to go outside the system and you get one free hypothesis and then once you have used that up your system has to run very very smoothly clear down to the end.

So science uses up its one free miracle with the big bang. Give me the first 10 to the high 12 nanoseconds and if I can do smoke and mirrors in that then the rest will proceed in an orderly fashion. Now that is orthodoxy you have to understand. That’s what the straight people believe.

McKenna talks of one singularity being needed but when it comes to explaining savant abilities, science is required to pull a whole string of miracles out of the hat in order to get the whole thing to work within the physical world view.

The general physical based savant theory is that the brain (usually the left) is damaged through birth, disease, or injury. When this happens the theory states that a rewiring of the brain takes place “by a) ‘Recruiting’ and substituting still available, still intact, unused brain capacity for those brain areas that have been damaged by a variety of developmental, traumatic or disease induced processes or b) ‘releasing’ stored, dormant brain capacity from non-dominant brain areas which are freed up after the dominant brain areas have been damaged.”[1]

Then the rescue brain employs the Hail Mary pass of all singularity/miracles and uses genetic memory to perform calculations like the 23th root of a 201 digit number,  or a six year old boy who cannot multiply 5 x 5 but can tell you the day of the week in seconds for any date you wish to put forward, or the famous Sacks twins who could tell you day of the week for any day in history, but who replied to questions that there were 10 minutes in an hour and 10 seconds in a minute.

What is inherited, according to the theory is “not specific music or mathematical knowledge or skills. Rather what is inherited are the music, art, or mathematical ‘templates’ or ‘unconscious ‘rules’ of those specialized skills.”[2]

The theories proposed to physically explain savant syndrome are of course just made up ideas with no evidence to link to the savant or reproduce it in a laboratory. They are much like the explanations or “weather balloons,” “USAF dummies,” and ‘swamp gas” that have been used to provide earthbound physical explanations for UFOs.

Like the dumb UFO explanations the savant theories come crashing down with any investigation whatsoever. If the right brain is rewiring to do the job of the left brain why does it not take over the left brain functions such as speech and reasoning? It takes over NONE of the left brains task. They still can’t talk, dress themselves, or do thinks that require evaluation and reasoning.

The new brain wiring simply gives the savants some extraordinary ability to do massive mathematical calculations without ever having had a math lesson, or allow someone to compose 5 symphonies by age five, or play like a professional without a single music lesson. The poor savant is left without the ability to talk, count to ten, or dress themselves.

If genetic memory is involved why can many of the math savants do very complex mathematical calculations, calendar calculations, and yet not be able to add 4+2? What is the genetic memory mechanism for a person’s drive and ability to name Pi to 22,514 places, or be able to accurately draw the entire skyline of NYC after flying over it for 45 minutes in a helicopter? Did their ancestors practice these skills and pass them down in their genes? Why are savants 100% accurate in the area of expertise? How can physical genes provide instructions to the mind which was shown by research done already back in the 1950s to be non-local?

In the end the physical savant explanation reminds me greatly of Bible stories I heard as a child. The right brain is in trouble through injury, birth or disease (The children of Israel are escaping from Egypt). The right brain (Moses) quickly rewires itself and comes to the rescue. Then the new brain somehow taps into genetic memory (Moses’ staff) and is able to create musical, artistic, and mathematical talents that clearly look like miracles (dividing the Red Sea) so the children of Israel can escape.

What we have to be interested in is not the story but how is the trick or miracle done? The right brain rescue and genetic memories are nothing more than multiple miracles being asked for again by science.

The description of the physical mechanism for savant talent is total smoke and mirrors. It is nothing more than a stop gap theory to keep the physical universe intact, because if the physical world theory comes under attack it will be the disastrous situation described by George Costanza in Seinfeld – Worlds will be colliding!!

A new mechanism is required to explain the savant miracle. That mechanism will involve the consciousness which science has also tried to explain with singularities, nonsensical explanations, and Bible stories. It will involve morphic fields[3] and many other things that physical reductionist scientists will do everything in their power to keep out of the doctrines of belief.

It will come with a model of some sort in inspiration download mechanism.

Until then we will have to contend with the smoke and mirrors.

Postscript


We may not have to wait to long. According to Dr. Diane Powell who spent the first part of this year doing scientific controlled tests on non-verbal autistic children exhibiting telepathic abilities, "I have the data that could mute the Amazing Randy challenge."

Dr. Powell did experiments on children who were able to telepathically read long digit target numbers. The highlight was one young girl who was able to accurately give back a 162 digit number with no mistakes.
 




[1] Darold Treffert, “Islands of Genius,” Page 53
[2] Ibid page 59

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Paranormal Music Fact for the Day

Music is a big part of most people’s daily lives. Today in Winnipeg we will host the Juno Awards which is the big music award show for Canadian musicians. This being the case it might be important where music comes from and how musicians get their songs.

In studying the music writing process I have come to see that it is much more a paranormal, non-local, and a right brained activity, than anything even close to being rational or carefully planned.

One of the key surprises in his study turned up what might become one of the key elements to the process. Consider the following list of highly successful musicians.

Elvis Presley

All four of the Beatles

Michael Jackson

Jimi Hendrix

Keith Richards – Rolling Stones

Eric Clapton

Jerry Garcia- Grateful Dead

Jimmy Page – Led Zeppelin

Thom Yorke – RadioHead

BB King

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Marvin Gaye

Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden

Angus Young from AC/DC

Eddie Van Halen Slash of Guns and Roses

Jackie Gleason whose orchestra produced 20 record albums

 

The key thing that links all these musicians is that none of them could read or write music.
Lennon UFO Drawing

The process of what actually happens is best summed up by how John Lennon described the music writing process,

“When the real music comes to me – the music of the spheres, the music that surpasses understanding – That has nothing to do with me because I am just the channel. The only joy for it to be given to me and to transcribe it, like medium.”

The most popular rock song every composed was Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” No one in the band knows where the song came from. Band member Robert Plant described what happened,

“Pagey had written the chords and played it for me. I was holding the paper and pencil, and for some reason I was in a very bad mood. Then all of a sudden my hand was writing our words. I just sat and looked at the words, and then I just about leapt out of my seat.”

Or the process as explained by Michael Jackson.

"It's the most effortless thing in the world because you don't do anything. I hate to say it like that, but it's the truth. The heavens drop it right into your lap, in its totality. The real gems come that way. You can sit at the piano and say, "OK, I'm going to write the greatest song ever written," and nothing. But you can be walking down the street or showering or playing and boom, it hits you in the head. I've written so many like that. I'm playing a pinball machine, and I have to run upstairs and get my little tape recorder and start dictating. I hear everything in it's totality, what the strings are going to do, what the bass is going to do, the harpischord, everything. "

Next question..."Is it difficult translating that sound to tape?"

 Michael: "That's what's frustrating. In my head, it's completed, but I have to transplant that to tape. It's like Alfred Hitchcock said, "The movie's finished," but he still has to start directing it. The song is the same. You see it in its entirety and then you execute it."

The moral of the story might be. If you want to your child to be a great music star don’t send him to music lessons.

For those who thing music is a rational process involving random neurons banging into each other, randomly pulling melodies and words out of thin air, to create music they should watch the following 4 year old destroy the theory.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Katy Perry, Aliens, and the Devil


Cast off your garments of fear, replace them with love. The song Magrigal by the band Yes.

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7

The idea for today simply states a fact. It is not a fact to those who believe in illusions, but illusions are not facts. In truth there is nothing to fear. It is very easy to recognize this. But it is very difficult to recognize it for those who want illusions to be true. Lesson 48 in a Course in Miracles

Fear or anxiety is excitement with a negative judgment projected onto it. Remove the negative judgment, and you have Excitement. When you ignore your excitement, and are instead led by your fears and worries, this leads to "Negative Synchronicity" - upsetting events - the very things you wished to avoid. Bashar

The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there? Buddha

Have no fears, seek only to know yourselves and live in harmony with the ways of your planet earth. Part of an alien message that took over ITN - TV in Sothern England for 5 ½ minutes on November 27, 1977


This is a story of fear in the modern world.


Fear is something that people seem to love and cannot live without. Because of this there is a strong societal belief that there are many people like politicians, presidents of GMO companies, and illuminati who get up every day and then spend their day plotting how to destroy their grandchildren’s world. Likewise we believe that these same people are plotting to destroy us as well.

It becomes a random evolutionary model where it is us (always the good guys) vs the rest of the world (the bad guys). It is a survival of the fittest where fear and a lack of trust will keep you alive. It was a warning given by Elmer Fudd many years to the children watching his cartoon, “Be afraid. Be very afraid.”

We read articles on diseases we don’t have because of fear. You never know. We need to be prepared in case it someday attacks us. We talk about bad weather as it is a plot by the Gods to make us miserable and derail our daily plans. We chose our foods knowing that there are foods that have been carefully prepared by companies to kill us. We believe that there are evil spirits and devils whose job is to gain control of us souls and lead us to a fire and brimstone eternity of endless pain.

In a way we love to feel sorry for ourselves. For many the victim role brings a sense of comfort in that we become the good soul surrounded by a world of evil. It also absolves us of any responsibility for what we do or don’t do in life.

The world of responsibility for action and learning from experience is replaced with a worldview of helpless victims constantly under attack from winds of evil.

Perry performs at the 2014 Grammy's in what many interpreted
as a display of Satanic worship.
This leads to a question that was raised after a lecture I gave on Consciousness, UFOs, and the Alien Influence in Modern Music. The statement was made that it is the devil, rather than aliens, who is trolling the music of modern singers. The evidence that was sited was the recent Grammy award show where Katy Perry sings “Dark Horse” in a performance where it appears that she is a witch worshiping Satan.

This interpretation brings us back to the old physical world view that has since been destroyed by the experiments of modern quantum physics. In this view the world is a physical environment where there is a battle between a good God and his evil opponent the Devil.

As applied to music this world view has the a horned devil working hard through music to trap young people with his powers, so he can gain their souls, and burn their bodies in fire and brimstone for all eternity. In this model Perry sells her soul for fame and fortune, in exchange for helping to harvest millions of poor helpless victims.

The Perry example of the devil handiwork, however, appears to have much more to do with intolerance and fear of gays than anything Satanic.

The whole Perry - Satan episode begins back in 2008 when Perry sang "I Kissed a Girl" for her second studio album, One of the Boys. Like her song E.T. it sold over 4 million digital copies. It also reached the top of the charts in 20 countries.

Although the song appears to promote homosexuality Perry insisted it didn’t. It had to do with a childhood crush she had on a girl who she kissed at one point. “When we're young, we're very touchy-feely. We have slumber party sing-a-longs, we make up dance routines in our pajamas. We're a lot more intimate in a friendship than guys can be. It's not perverse but just sweet..."[1]

The chorus for the song actually popped into her head after waking up one morning. “It was one of those moments where you hear artists talking about songs they get in dreams or in the middle of the night,” said Perry. “I was like 'wow, what an interesting subject matter to kind of pop into the head' and I didn't do anything with it for about a year-and-a-half. Then all of a sudden at the very, very end of making my album, I literally had two days left in the recording studio with my producer, Dr Luke. We just said, 'we're gonna finish it—it's so catchy because it won't get out of our heads.'”[2]

Once the song was released comments there made by both Perry’s parents which started the satan controversy. Both Perry’s father and mother, who are both Pentecostal preachers, both stated they felt ashamed and embarrassed over their daughter singing the song. Katy’s father questioned how anyone could listen to his sermons anymore when they knew his daughter was singing about kissing girls.

Then as many preachers do Perry’s father used fear to sell his point. He began to refer to his daughter in sermons as a “devil child” and asked people to "pray for Katy."[3] He also asked for contributions in the collection plate of twenties, not ones and twos.

The war was on.

Her mother was no more supportive. In a very fearful anti-gay statement she spoke about her daughter’s song, "It clearly promotes homosexuality and its message is shameful and disgusting.”[4]

Had her father not attacked her as “the devil child” the whole devil episode would probably never have happened.

Her father however did say it and Katy turned the lemon into lemonade by playing off her new image as the “devil child.” She was indirectly saying to her father, if you want the devil I will give you devils.

Perry with witch's broomstick and Christian
cross on her chest.
Katy and her producers added to the image by adding a witch who then pole dancers with her broom.  It is clearly an addition to spice up the controversy as witches don’t believe in Satan.  They, along with a huge cross on Katy chest were probably thrown in as this would further help to fuel the fear and anger in her parents.

Some might call it spectacular stage execution.

If she was doing this it was not the first time. In one interview Katy described how she pushed the limit every time her parents put limits on her. “I have, I guess, pushed their envelope from the day I was born. I was always the kid at the dinner table who, if there was a line you shouldn’t cross, I took a big leap over it. That’s always been me. There’s never really been, like, an edit button on my keyboard of life.”[5]

Katy will go on to do other things that will keep the fans watching her every move. That’s her job as a performer.

People will continue to guide their daily actions by their fears. They will be added by the media and people needing fear as a motivator to sell products.

Perry’s parents on the other hand will die someday and cross back across the river of forgetfulness. That will bring enlightenment as to why they were born. At that point they will choose to spend their next life as gays so they can learn a lesson of tolerance.

Someday fear will be replaced with the basis of the universe which is love..




[1] "Katy Perry: The New Gay Interview". The New Gay. 2008-06-10. Retrieved 2010-12-02
[2] Talking Shop: Katy Perry". BBC News. 2008-08-26.
[3] http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/katy-perry-father-calls-devil-child-sermon-report-article-1.1333384
[4] Ryan Porter (2008-08-18). ""I Kissed A Girl", Mom Didn't Like It". CelebEdge. Sympatico / MSN. Retrieved 2008-08-19.[dead link]
[5] http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/gospelsoundcheck/2009/01/katy-perry-clearing-the-air-on.html

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

UFOs, Musicans, and UFO TV Shows


 

'It's not that I want to believe – it's impossible not to' Shaun Ryder


Billy Ray Cyrus UFO Photo
Musicians have a thing for UFOs. This goes for UFO belief, writing songs about the subject, and seeing them. What is strange about the seeing is that they seem to see them in bunches.

Take Billy Ray Cyrus, the country and western superstar who sang “Achy Breaky Heart.” He saw five or six UFOs and posted the picture on the internet for all to see.

Then there was Patrick Moraz who was a prominent musician with the British bands Yes and Moody Blues. He had seen UFOs before but in early 1977 he reported seeing thousands of UFOs in Brazil like they were moving along a giant
Patrick Moraz Album
freeway in the sky.

It sounds hard to believe, but there are other top musicians telling such a story. In exactly the same year as Moraz Shaun Ryder the lead singer for Happy Mondays and Black Grape had his first UFO sighting." At first it was still,” he told the Guardian Newspaper, “ and then it went, 'Voooooooom!' And then again: 'Voooooooom!' Classic zig-zag, hovered, then went off at 10,000 miles an hour. Like Star Trek. Boom. Gone. Yeah!"


"I was 15 years old and I was on my first job," he said. "I'd left school and I had a job as a messenger boy at the post office. It was about 6.30 in the morning – still dark but just coming light. I was coming to the bus stop and I saw this light in the sky."

Shaun Ryder Album
 He continued: "It looked like a ball of light that was just zooming about. It sort of hovered there, then it zoomed off. I was a pretty straight kid when I was 15 – there was no drunk or drugs. So that's what really set me off thinking, knowing that there's definitely something out there."

 A few months later, he adds, the same thing happened again at a bus stop in Salford where he saw "hundreds of lights going across the sky, moving really slowly".[i]

"Well, all I'll tell you, right, is that I've seen one, really close up, about 50 foot above, and it looks like a cartoon. It doesn't look real. It looks like it's made out of Airfix kit. They look like toys. When you've seen something as close as I've seen – and bullshit drink, drugs, bollox, none of it, absolutely normal and straight – and you see it and you know they're here … "

Tell me more, I say. "I can't go into any more detail, apart from that it was literally 50 foot above me." Did he have any contact with it? "No, no, but the thing is I wasn't frightened one bit. I was very peaceful and placid when I was looking at the thing…I thought someone was playing a fucking joke. I thought someone had made something out of a gigantic 40-foot Airfix kit."

“It's made me think all sorts of shit. If you've seen something 50 foot away, right, and it's as clear as daylight, it really does make you think. It was early morning. It was ironic that I go out doing this show, looking in certain hotspots, and then boom! You see it here! How no one in the Swinton Worsley bit of Salford cannot have seen that craft, only me, is beyond belief."[ii]

Reg Presley and the Troggs
What makes this story even weirder is the fact that Shaun Ryder went on to be picked by History Channel to do a UFO TV show. As with seeing UFOs in bunches, Ryder is not the only musicians to go on to do a TV show on UFOs. Billy Ray Cyrus did a pilot for a UFO show, and Reg Presley from the British band The Troggs did a UFO TV show in the UK in the 1990s.
What are the odds?





[i] http://www.nme.com/news/happy-mondays/73714#FK5t40G3k4I4WUD8.99


[ii] http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/nov/02/shaun-ryder-ufos-impossible-not-to-believe