Friday, 30. September 2005
Dreamland Radio

It is the policy of Dreamland to present the credible edge in science, religion and culture. We want to inform you about the real unknown—the world of genuine scientific mysteries and possibilities that the general media ignores.

Dreamland appears online every Saturday afternoon at 1PM Pacific time. Each program is available for one month, and may be listened to any time on any PC or Mac that is equipped to play sound. Windows and Mac users need the Windows Media Player.

Whitley Strieber's Dreamland (English)

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This week's guest is Australian UFO researcher Bill Chalker, who describes his investigation into a bit of hair found by an abductee after a bizarre experience.
Category: Music & Voices | Mysteries & Enigmas |




Ghosts & Hauntings

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"Haunting of Blue House" by Lewis Barrett Lehrman

One of the benefits of a lifetime of afterlife communication is that I know a lot about ghosts ... what they are and what they're not. For instance, they're not "caught between worlds." And they don't need us to help them "move on." They're exactly where they're supposed to be.

So, what's the truth about ghosts? Do they exist? Yes, of course they do. Can the scientific method be used to investigate them? Yes, they use measurable amounts of energy. Can you record their voices and photograph ghosts? Yes, but one needs to be alert to pattern recognition tendencies.


Real Ghosts, Ghost Hunting, and Quantum Physics by Robbin Renee Bridges (English)

Robbin Renee Bridges, a chaplain and grief counselor for more than thirty years, is the author of numerous published articles and the landmark book, "A Bridge of Love between Heaven and Earth: Self-Induced Contact in the Afterlife."


There are many ghost stories that involve non-living objects that seem to be alive. These cases usually involve a personal object such as jewelry or a doll. The people began noticing that the objects are not always in the same place that they were left. The people don't actually see the objects move, but they know that the objects are moving when they are not around.

Ghosts, Hauntings & Poltergeists by Trent Brandon (English)

Trent Brandon is the author of "The Ghost Hunter's Bible" and "The Book of Ghosts" - everything that you wanted to know about ghosts, and some things that you didn't want to know!
Category: Books & Magazines | Ghosts & Spirits |




Thursday, 29. September 2005
Calendars from the Sky

Explore the fascinating history of the human endeavor to organize our lives in accordance with the sun and stars.

Calendars from the Sky (English)

History and FAQ's of calendars, from ancient Rome to outer space. Including Julian, Gregorian, Jewish, Islamic, Chinese, and Mayan.

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Category: Time & Calendar |


Nature Spirit Magic

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"Midsummer Eve" by Edward Robert Hughes

Each plant, animal, rock, and other entity has a spirit (consciousness resonance matrix). These spirits can join together, in a hive-mind, as a spirit of an area. Nature spirits include real biological intelligences, are psychically powerful, and are much less abstract and controllable than the Elementals that many magical people who perform all of their rituals indoors are familiar with. They can be extremely powerful allies. It is possible to sense nature spirits, to determine if they are receptive to a ritual planned, and to have them actively participate in magical workings if they are.


To make the most out of working magical ritual in the wild, one should find power spots where nature spirits are receptive to the ritual planned and approach the spirits with respect, as equals. In my experience, the most effective power spots for working with the living intelligences of nature are located in wild areas with diverse, active ecologies.

Nature Spirit Magic by Larry Cornett (English)
Category: Faeries & Nature Spirits | Magick & Witchcraft |


Wednesday, 28. September 2005
What the Bleep do we (k)now !?

Im November 2005 startet der in den USA preisgekrönte Independent Film What the Bleep do we know? - Was glauben wir eigentlich zu wissen?! auch in den deutschen Kinos.

Kreieren wir das, was wir sehen, selbst? Wie wirklich ist unsere Realität? Vierzehn Wissenschaftler und Lehrmeister bieten dem Zuschauer mit ihren Antworten verblüffende Erklärungen und Erkenntnisse, die es dem Zuschauer ermöglichen, die eigene Lebenssituation zu verstehen und zu verändern. Dabei bedienen sie sich der neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse von der Quantenphysik bis hin zur Gehirnforschung. Ihre Aussagen sind jedoch nicht nur wissenschaftlicher Natur. Über den Verlauf des Films verschwimmen zunehmend die Unterschiede von Wissenschaft und Spiritualität und wir beginnen zu erkennen, dass letztlich beide Sichtweisen die gleichen Phänomene beschreiben.

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Als unabhängig produzierter Independent Movie überraschte "What the Bleep do we know?" bereits in den USA mit erstaunlichem Erfolg. Bislang gewann der Film dort auf fünf Film Festivals die begehrtesten Preise in der Szene. What the Bleep do we know? spielte in seiner Heimat bereits über $12 Millionen ein und liegt mit der DVD auf Platz 1 in der Rangliste der Mehrfachbestellungen.

What the Bleep do we know!? - Offizielle Website (German)
What the Bleep do we know!? - Official Website (English)

Related Entry: What the Bleep Do We Know!? - Full Movie.
Category: Movies & TV |


Photography and the Occult

Ghostly, pale images of the dead hovering near those still living. Self-proclaimed mediums with streams of "ectoplasm" from the spirit world spewing from their mouths. Levitating tables.

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Just in time for the spookiest part of the year, a new exhibition looks at how photography was used by those attempting to capture evidence of the paranormal. "The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult" opened Tuesday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and runs through Dec. 31.

The exhibition features about 120 photographs from collections all over the world, and arrives in New York after a showing in Paris. Most of the images date from about the 1860s until World War II, a period when people were greatly interested in spiritualism and the paranormal. Using photography to document any images or incidents became a popular way of trying to get proof.


New Exhibit Looks at Occult Photography by Associated Press, via ABCnews. (English)

More at the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
The Perfect Medium - Photography and the Occult



UPDATE 30.09.05 @ 18.01 Uhr

Today in the News:

Hands down, it's the most hilarious, not to mention the most charming, exhibition the museum has done in years. Like all examples of great humor, it is, at heart, also a sneakily serious affair.

Its subjects include the depths of human gullibility and the conjuring power of photography, whose technology, we may forget in the cynical day of digital manipulation and Photoshop, seemed unfathomable to so many people a century and more ago.

The exhibition's deeper subject is the dreamer in all of us. The art in these ham-fisted photographs of transparent tomfoolery, such as it is, is generally not formal but mystical. I don't mean that the images of spirits and ectoplasms and mediums lofting card tables into the air are believable (although they are, I suppose, if you wish them to be). I mean that they inevitably sail past their intended goal, which is to document the unbelievable, and end up in a realm of higher truth.

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Ghosts in the Lens, Tricks in the Darkroom - Photography Review 'The Perfect Medium' by Michael Kimmelman, New York Times. (English)

Don’t miss the Audio Slide Show "Phantasmagoric Imagery" on the left - Directly Link !



UPDATE 01.10.05 @ 12.04 Uhr

Another review of this exhibit: Is seeing believing? by Newsday. (English)
Category: Events & Meetings | Ghosts & Spirits |


Ha ha Yoga

A giddy group of 10 is at the weekly, free Laughter Yoga, a growing global movement that has devotees simulating chuckles and guffaws – which, judging by this laugh riot, can turn real. The theory is that forced laughter (with yogic deep breathing) relieves stress, pumps up disease-fighting hormones, helps people bond with others, and, as a bonus, promotes world peace.

"Even if you don't feel happy, who cares? Fake it!" exclaims laughter leader Sebastien Gendry, 35, in a thick French accent and sporting a T-shirt with the slogan, "I (heart) to laugh for no reason. No joke."

Soon, a 71-year-old grandmother is in stitches during an ad-lib Puking Laughter. Everyone exaggeratedly clutches their stomachs, bends over and pretends to hurl. You had to be there. ... No matter how it looks at first, though, this is not some hairbrained Hollywood-ish fad. The phony laughter phenom was started a decade ago in India by "the Guru of Giggling," physician Madan Kataria, and has since spread through Asia, Europe and North America.

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Photos by Carol Kron / Copley News Service


Ha ha Yoga - Groups gather for forced laughter to gain health benefits, and, no joke, they get it by Norma Meyer, SignOnSanDiego. (English)
Category: Lifestyle & Trend | Yoga & Fitness |


Tuesday, 27. September 2005
Love, Wisdom and Power

The greatest power known to man is that of unconditional love. Through the ages, mystics, sages, singers and poets have all expressed the ballad and call to love. As humans, we have searched endlessly for the experience of love through the outer senses. Great nations have come and gone under the guise of love for their people. Religions have flourished and perished while claiming the true path to love. We, the people of this planet, may have missed the simplicity of unconditional love. . .

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"Unconditional Love" by Elizabeth Sundance

Simply stated, unconditional love is an unlimited way of being. We are without any limit to our thoughts and feelings in life and can create any reality we choose to focus our attention upon. There are infinite imaginative possibilities when we allow the freedom to go beyond our perceived limits. If we can dream it, we can build it. Life, through unconditional love, is a wondrous adventure that excites the very core of our being and lights our path with delight.

Unconditional Love


A healthy life starts first and foremost with acceptance and love for self.
We are all very complex beings and are a product of what we think, feel, focus our attention on, take into our bodies and bring with us on a soul level. In any discussion of healthy lifestyles, we should remember that our thoughts and feelings are often the primary directors in how we feel and choose to live our lives. To have positive thoughts and harmonious feelings allows one to make lifestyle, exercise and dietary choices that energize the body and enliven the mind and spirit.


Health

All by The Love Foundation
Category: Energy & Light |


Christophe Vacher

It is hard for me to discuss my own work; like your own handwriting, it is something that, at this point, is simply a part of me. People often ask me: "What inspires you to paint?" or "What's the meaning of your paintings?" Well, my work is mostly inspired by music, travel and personal experiences. Each painting can either put you in another world, in the middle of a story or simply be the expression in symbols of my inner feelings.

Christophe Vacher

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Category: Art & Visions |


Monday, 26. September 2005
Sacred Ireland

The Megalithic Passage Tombs of Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, Fourknocks, Loughcrew and Tara are located in the present day County of Meath on the east coast of Ireland. The Boyne Valley Mounds at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth were built around 3200BC making them older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

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Knowth.com (English)

This is a 'portal' site containing a plethora of links to other websites and sources.


The Hill of Tara, known as Temair in gaeilge, was once the ancient seat of power in Ireland – 142 kings are said to have reigned there in prehistoric and historic times. In ancient Irish religion and mythology Temair was the sacred place of dwelling for the gods, and was the entrance to the otherworld. Saint Patrick is said to have come to Tara to confront the ancient religion of the pagans at its most powerful site.

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Mythical Ireland by Anthony Murphy and Richard Moore (English)
Comprehensive study of the ancient astronomers, along with their mythology and legends, their arcane carvings, and the astronomical meaning of the sites.

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The Turoe stone is one of the finest examples of these ritual stones in Europe, there is another ritual stone at Castlestrange, Co Roscommon also decorated with a curvilinear design, but this stone is incised rather than carved in relief. Although known as the Turoe stone this is not the original location, the stone was removed from an Iron Age ring fort, the Rath of Feerwore a few miles away.


Welcome to Megalithic Ireland (English)
Rough guide to megalithic and some monastic and early ecclesiastical sites around Ireland.

For the last ten years or so I have been investigating Chambered Cairns - a type of ancient monument with internal chambers found on mountain tops and hills all across Ireland.I originally became interested in these monuments for their wonderful megalithic engraved symbols, which are the oldest written 'documents' in Ireland.

The Sacred Island
by Martin Byrne
(English)
A guide to the ancient sites of western Ireland

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Category: Buildings & Places |


Magna Canta

Elevate your body, mind and soul with the Gregorian grooves of Magna Canta. Magna Canta transports the listener to a sacred place in the heavens above. Smooth electronica with European dance melodies merged with Gregorian Chants and ethereal moods create an atmosphere of mystery and mystical exploration.

Magna Canta ist neben Lesiem und ERA, die beste Formation im Gregorian-Mystic Bereich, die ich kenne.

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Listen to "Kyrie" (full) from the album "Sanctuary":






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Category: Music & Voices |


Sunday, 25. September 2005
The Living Worlds Hypothesis

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When the Cassini-Huygens mission parted Titan's smoggy veil, it revealed a familiar and yet utterly alien landscape, one where now-dry methane rivers carved out channels in mountains of ice. There's no evidence for biology on Titan's frozen terrain, but in this interview with Astrobiology Magazine, David Grinspoon ponders whether life could exist there today.

The Living Worlds Hypothesis - An Interview by Astrobiology Magazine. (English)

Category: Astrology & Astronomy | News & Stories |


23. Basler PSI Tage 2005 / 23rd Basle Psi-Days

Sinn finden – Spirituelle Antworten auf letzte Fragen

Im «Leiden am verlorenen Sinn» sehen viele Psychoanalytiker ein Hauptmerkmal unserer Zeit, zumindest in der westlichen Welt. Bestimmt zählt es zu den häufigsten Beweggründen, sich der Esoterik zuzuwenden und sich für spirituelles Denken zu öffnen. Gegen Orientierungslosigkeit und Werteverfall, Endzeitstimmung und existentielle Leere setzen die 23. Basler Psi-Tage Botschaften der Hoffnung. Vier Kongresstage lang werden prominente Weisheitslehrer, Heiler und Medien aus aller Welt die ganze Vielfalt spiritueller Antworten auf letzte Fragen aufzeigen: Antworten aus allen Epochen, Traditionen und Kulturkreisen - im Dialog mit herausragenden Wissenschaftlern und Therapeuten, die über Fachgrenzen hinausdenken. Dabei wird es um drei Themenschwerpunkte gehen:

Freitag, 11. November: Glück und Leid, Krankheit und Tod - Wozu?
Samstag, 12. November: Dieses Leben - Wozu?
Sonntag, 13. November: Die Schöpfung - Wozu?
Montag, 14. November: Psi-Intensiv

Basler Psi-Tage: Übersicht, 11. – 14. November 2005. (German)

Ausführliche Informationen zu den Tagesthemen. (German)

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To find meaning - Spiritual answers to ultimate questions

To a great many psychoanalysts “suffering from the loss of purpose” is the characteristic feature of our time, at least in Western countries. It is certainly one of the most common motives for becoming interested in the esoteric and of opening one’s thinking to spiritual ideas. Messages of hope are what the 23 rd Basle Psi Days set against a lack of direction and decaying values, against a sense of apocalyptic doom and an existential emptiness. For four days , outstanding wisdom teachers, healers and mediums from all parts of the globe will offer spiritual answers to ultimate questions in all their diversity: answers coming from different eras, traditions and cultures – a dialogue between expert scientists and therapists whose open-mindedness extends beyond their individual fields. The three main topics will be:

Friday, 13th November: Joys and Sorrows, Disease and Death – what for?
Saturday, 12th November: Our Life – what for?
Sunday, 13th November: Creation – what for?
Monday, 14th November 2005 - Intensive Psi

Basle Psi-Days, 11th – 14th November, 2005 at the Basle Convention Centre (English)
Category: Events & Meetings |


Saturday, 24. September 2005
Guardsmen Sense Ghostly Presence In New Orleans

The presence of the supernatural and the influence of voodoo long have been synonymous with New Orleans.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, members of the U.S. military are saying that there's something spooky going on and it's not just images of death and destruction that's haunting them.


Guardsmen Sense Ghostly Presence In New Orleans
by CBS5. With Video. (English)

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... maybe the lost souls of the dead victims ...
Category: Ghosts & Spirits | News & Stories |


Cafe Astrology

When a person asks your "sign", even if they don't know it, they are referring to your Sun Sign, which is the zodiacal sign position of the Sun at the time of your birth.

Sun Sign Astrology gets a lot of press. However, with a little thought, it is rather intuitive to feel that dividing the entire human population into only 12 categories (the 12 Sun Signs) is far too simplistic. The truth is, every individual on this planet is complex.


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While the sign position of the Sun is meaningful, there is much more to Astrology than just the Sun. In fact, Astrology is just as delightfully (and sometimes maddeningly!) complex as people themselves. Besides the sign of the Sun, each person has a Moon sign, Mercury sign, Venus sign, Mars sign, and so forth. Furthermore, each of the planets and luminaries fall in particular houses (there are 12 in all) in their birth charts (also called natal charts). Character is also believed to be influenced by the relationships the planets, luminaries, and points have with each other.

We, at Cafe Astrology, feel that Astrology can be used as a powerful and fun tool for understanding ourselves, others, and the world around us.


Cafe Astrology (English)


A highly recommendable site for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of Astrology.
Category: Astrology & Astronomy |


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