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Monday, 22. October 2007
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In the Orbit of UFO Enthusiasts by Washington Post.
Of course, UFO enthusiasts are used to having their ideas about aliens and intergalactic spacecraft ridiculed. Those who opine that there are "others" out there are bound to hear they're more than a little out there themselves. If you talk to enough of them, you realize they have heard all of the insults before: nut job, wacko, loony, space case. But perhaps the most insulting thing to call a UFO believer is, well, a believer. "We're not believers; we're concluders," says Paul Nahay of Silver Spring. Meet him and find out what he and other local concluders have to say about UFOs.
Uri Geller: "Phenomenon" of CIA Interest by American Chronicle.
Long before the new NBC TV reality show "Phenomenon," featuring psychic Uri Geller and "illusionist" Criss Angel, there was the CIA. Uri Geller attracted the attention of the CIA at a time when the depth of Russian and Soviet satellite interests in all things paranormal sent a chill up the collective spine of the Intelligence Community. Today there are signs that the Intelligence Community remains engaged in exploring psychic phenomena for use by "psychic spies" -- either to collect intelligence, or to bait and switch the enemy as a counter-intelligence ploy, as part of the war on terror.
What are the Knights Templar up to now? by BBC News.
This is a story. In the Middle Ages there was a secretive organisation called the Knights Templar. They were disbanded with many killed on the orders of the Pope because they knew the secret that Jesus had had a child with Mary Magdalene. Despite the killing of the order's members, societies carry on its legacy of hidden knowledge today. There's a problem with this version of events, part-inspired by Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown and other earlier authors. It's cobblers.
The Art of Achieving God by Ohmy News.
It's the fifth day of the 10-day long festival of Hindus -- Dashami. Fifteen young men clad in plain vests with towels wrapped around their waists are standing in a line, with closed eyes, heads bowed and hands clasped together to form "namaste" -- greeting God and the spirits wandering in the air. Water droplets trickle down from their wet hair to their eyelids then to their lips. However, their concentration and devotion keeps them from moving ...
11 questions for a professional witch by The Daily Grind.
My great-grandmother was apparently believed to be some sort of a witch. I was born on her birthday, so my grandmother was always like, "You've inherited her gifts." ... Anyone can be a witch. It's a choice. There is obviously work involved, and there are different levels of practice like anything else. You could do a little something every once in a while, you could do something every day. There is no right or wrong way. You're probably not going to find any two people who practice exactly the same way unless they're in some sort of an organized group.
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