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10 years ago
Levitating Cat
You also can't try to be spontaneous. ;)
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10 years ago
Levitating Cat
>>why do we need the clusters? It simply means the universe is happy with your progress. ;)
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10 years ago
Levitating Cat
Follow your bliss, encouraged Joseph Campbell. I find synchronicity doesn't happen, or I'm blind and deaf to it happening, when I'm thinking and feeling negatively. When I'm living in the 'now', not thinking about yesterday or tomorrow, and just 'being'... that's when coincidences happen.
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10 years ago
Levitating Cat
... as Mark Twain is attributed as saying. I think Taoism best describes synchronicity for me -- it's being in balance, being on the right path, but without being too conscious of the fact. You find where you're going by getting lost. Dream author Robert Moss has a great take on synchronicity, I'll rustle up a few quotes.
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10 years ago
Levitating Cat
Thanks for the reply Daniel. I'm convinced CARET is a hoax, it just doesn't ring true for me, and I trust my gut feeling. However, I'm totally open to the possibility that extraterrestrial/extradimensional/supernatural beings are responsible for some crop circles. I refer to them in plural even though one intelligence is also a possibility. Have you listened to Colin Andrews discuss Tall Being
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10 years ago
Levitating Cat
Hi Daniel, Has your stance on crop circles changed in any way since writing 2012? I personally am convinced some crop circles are genuine mysteries that aren't man-made, but that most are a mix of hoaxes and obfuscation. And the waters have been muddied so badly by the latter, I don't think serious crop circle research will ever be taken seriously by mainstream media. Case in point is Nancy Ta
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10 years ago
Levitating Cat
I'm pessimistic, particularly about Capitalism and Greed at the expense of the majority. Despite the recent (and continuing) global financial crisis, which everyone knows was caused by greedy Wall St types & CEOs, it's business as usual. Despite everyone knowing the billions of bailout $ went straight to the pockets of the very same greedy Wall St types & CEOs, it's business as usual. Eve
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10 years ago
Levitating Cat
Even though I didn't post, I read a lot this June, so thank you. It's probably a bit too late to ask, but will you continue your work with China in the near future? I'd love to read more on the I Ching. Particularly it's connections with shamanism, having being originally produced by the beating of drums. Cheers.
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10 years ago
Levitating Cat
There's more to the OCT than mirror-matching the three stars of Orion's belt to the Giza pyramids on the ground. He presents a wealth of mythological and cultural context that in my opinion is the backbone of the OCT, not the actual mirror alignment itself.
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10 years ago
Levitating Cat
Thanks Anthony, I've definitely got some reading to do now! On top of Harpur's book is "The Dreaming Universe" by Fred Alan Wolf. I've read Rick Strassman's "DMT: The Spirit Molecule", thanks to Graham Hancock and Daniel Pinchbeck. It's odd because I've never been interested in these topics (dreams being the exception, I'm fascinated by them and our creativity, the muses, etc)
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10 years ago
Levitating Cat
Hi Anthony, I've only skimmed Harpur's book, sadly it's still in my to-read pile, but I'm wondering how your theory compares to his? I also noticed posts on daemons and UFOs, which brings to mind Jacques Vallee and his belief (concluded after decades of study) that the UFO phenomenon is one created by our collective psyche. It also reminds me of Jung and his imaginary companion, Philemon -- in
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10 years ago
Levitating Cat
Hi Anthony, I'm a big fan of Philip Pullman, read many interviews about the His Dark Materials books. In a nutshell, the daemon is based on Jung's anima and animus. The books are about growing up, being true to oneself, and how authorities attempt to oppress and repress your independence, freedom of thought/expression, your creativity, sexuality, etc. This is why the Magisterium was "cuttin
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10 years ago
Levitating Cat
Hi Anthony, I'm a big fan of Philip Pullman, read many interviews about the His Dark Materials books. In a nutshell, the daemon is based on Jung's anima and animus. The books are about growing up, and how authorities (in the books, the Magisterium is a thinly disguised Vatican) attempt to oppress and repress your independence, freedom of thought/expression, your creativity, sexuality, etc. This
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
I have to admit my ignorance of the Labyrinth, Patrick! I don't know enough about it. I'd love to know more about the "holy crocodiles" Herodotus wrote of. And y'know it's not official until the Big Z gets his head on FOX tv. ;-)
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
Buck 45 wrote: > helped by a god... 'you guys are cool so you can use my pad for a few'... ROFL Thanks Thomas, I haven't laughed so hard in ages! I completely forgot about the God/s angle. I guess you'd be moving into Raptur/Heaven's Gate territory, that some divine being or extraterrestrial will zap you to their house where you can chill in the spare room until things settle down back home
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
Can we look to global myths of ancient floods, earthquakes and cataclysms? Noah's Ark is the obvious one, but every culture on Earth has myths of ancestors surviving an ancient cataclysm. Usually they survived by doing one of two things -- building boats, or hiding in the mountains/caves. As we look to the near future with unease, perhaps we can learn valuable survival tips from ancient myths. W
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
Can we look to global myths of ancient floods, earthquakes and cataclysms? Noah's Ark is the obvious one, but every culture on Earth has myths of ancestors surviving an ancient cataclysm. Usually they survived by doing one of two things -- building boats, or hiding in the mountains/caves. As we look to the near future with unease, perhaps we can learn valuable survival tips from ancient myths.
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
18. Noah
My nephew's named Noah, but he's only 10 months old. Smart kid, but he has to concentrate on crawling in a straight line and is a long way off building a boat. ;-)
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
Cormac spends a lot of time with scientists in Santa Fe I think. I remember an interview with him, he was living in Santa Fe as a writer-in-residence somewhere. A cowboy arguing quantum physics, that'd be an experience! Thanks for the recommendation, I'll be checking this book out soon. If you're interested in post-apocalyptic humanity fiction, I highly recommend the Tomorrow series by Austra
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
...that adopting a 'hold on and hope for the best' attitude is the way to go. There isn't any place on Earth that would be safe, but there are some parts that are safer than others. I'm still not sure something will happen in 2012, and the part of me that feels something will happen isn't entirely surely what will happen. I'll wait for the first signs, then act decisively. Until then, I'll keep
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
Australia has enough elevated land to survive a catastrophic flooding. The mountains are old as well, low-lying with very little geological activity, so it'll be relatively safe in the hills. Plus, kangaroos taste delicious.
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
Most of Australia's population lives on the coastline, and the entire continent is at sea-level. Sydney also has a nuclear power station. But they're the only negatives I can think of. There's enough high elevated ground in Victoria (where I live) and New South Wales to survive flooding -- the Great Dividing Range runs from Melbourne almost to Brisbane. Our isolation from Europe, and the USA is a
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
23. Hapgood
Per Charles Hapgood's theory? It's possible. What role do the Earth's shifting magnetic poles play in it? We know the North Pole is steadily moving towards Siberia.
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
Laird, Have you contacted Robert Temple? He studied under the Professor Joseph Needham, a brilliant Sinologist. He may have further reading/advice for you to pursue regarding Buddhist cosmologies and the Dogon. He's an erudite man who thinks outside the box, it's worth a shot. Good luck! Rick
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
I'm not convinced by your theories, but I fully support your right to explore them. I wish you all the best with it. As Graham said, you've been a gentleman and a scholar. Cheers! Rick
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
Yep, seen your post, I was just agreeing with ya. I shouldn't talk though, I did myself no favours with my knee-jerk temper. ;-) Peer review science is good, but peer-pressure bullying is not. There's been too much of the latter from those preaching the former. I'm not convinced by Laird's theories, I think the evidence is shaky, but I wish him all the best with it and I hope he doesn't give up
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
I'm not convinced by Laird's ideas at all. What I take issue with is the way he's been treated by members of GH.com. Ridicule, sarcasm, and self-righteous superiority does no one any favours. Debate the theory, not the theorist. ;-)
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
If I remember correctly, it's a big reason why Graham Hancock moved on from Egyptology. The constant abuse and harassment was wearing him down, and in the end it just wasn't worth the effort of dedicating every minute of your life to rebutting their petty tactics (accusations of "cherry picking" evidence, slinging mud at his sources with the intention of it sticking to GH, not having a
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
I'm not annoyed with you, but the Dropa hoax. It's just that the story has been on the internet for almost a decade, and websites continue to push the Dropa Disc story as a genuine mystery when it's clear from the most basic research it's all a massive con. Take the wikipedia entry for example -- I provided sources completely debunking the story, but someone else came along, edited what I had w
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11 years ago
Levitating Cat
legionromanes wrote: > string theory even though we ourselves no longer think its > valid Who's "we"? And when did you become a physicist? Go argue with Michio Kaku about String Theory, I have an inkling you'll lose. ;)
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