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Dave McGowan – Murder, Mystery, Mayhem: The Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream

February 20, 2015

Dave McGowan

Dave McGowan discusses his book Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream.

In the 1960s and early 1970s, California’s Laurel Canyon was a magical place where a dizzying array of musicians congregated to create the soundtrack to those turbulent times. Members of bands such The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Steppenwolf, Captain Beefheart, Alice Cooper and The Doors, along with singer/songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Carole King and Jackson Browne, lived, loved, and jammed together in a seemingly idyllic community nestled in the Hollywood Hills.

But there was a dark side to this pastoral scene. Many didn’t make it out alive, and many of those deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this very day. Far more deeply involved in the scene than most would care to admit was convicted murderer and cult leader Charles Manson, along with his depraved entourage. Also floating about the periphery were various political operatives, up-and-coming politicians, and intelligence personnel – the same sort of people who just happened to give birth to many of the rock stars populating the Canyon. And all of the Canyon’s colorful characters – rock stars, hippies, actors, politicos and murderers – happily coexisted alongside a covert, some would say sinister, military installation. Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon is the very strange, but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a hippie utopia.

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Peter Jones – Wilhelm Reich and Forbidden Science

February 15, 2015

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Peter Jones discusses some of the issues raised in his book Artificers of Fraud. Wilhelm Reich (1897 – 1957) was an Austrian psychoanalyst, a member of the second generation of psychoanalysts after Sigmund Freud, and one of the most radical figures in the history of psychiatry. He was the author of several influential books, most notably Character Analysis (1933) and The Mass Psychology of Fascism (1933). His writing influenced generations of intellectuals and during the 1968 student uprisings in Paris and Berlin, students scrawled his name on walls and threw copies of The Mass Psychology of Fascism at the police.

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David Fideler – Restoring the Soul of the World

February 8, 2015

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David Fideler discusses his book Restoring the Soul of the World. For millennia the world was seen as a creative, interconnected web of life in which we participated deeply. But when the world came to be described as a lifeless, clock-like mechanism during the Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries, life and intelligence came to be seen as existing only in human beings, and nature came to be increasingly viewed as an object of exploitation that primarily exists to meet human needs. This also led to a profound sense of alienation, since human beings no longer had any real bond with the world. In Restoring the Soul of the World, Fideler throws light on the unexamined connections between science, religion, and culture, and how our deepest worldviews have influenced the ways we relate to the world, other people, and our innermost selves.

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Aaron Franz – History of a Time to Come: Transhumanism and Popular Culture – Part Two

January 30, 2015

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In a follow-up to our previous interview Transhumanism: Man’s Scientific Rise to Godhood, Aaron Franz returns to discuss transhumanism and popular culture. Whether prophecy, predictive programming or outright propaganda, cinema, television and literature both past and present are rife with visions of a future in which humanity is transformed, enslaved or even annihilated by technology run amok. Science fiction, fantasy and other speculative forms foresee a time when robots, cyborgs and genetically engineered supermen manipulate the masses, artificial intelligence arises to rival and even surpass human intelligence, and humanity finally merges with machines to achieve Godlike immortality. It’s a dream to some, a nightmare to others. From Brave New World to Blade Runner, from The Machine to Metropolis, and from Star Trek to The Six Million Dollar Man, we explore the hopes, fears, threats and promises of a future in which being human may no longer be enough.

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Aaron Franz – History of a Time to Come: Transhumanism and Popular Culture – Part One

January 22, 2015

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In a follow-up to our previous interview Transhumanism: Man’s Scientific Rise to Godhood, Aaron Franz returns to discuss transhumanism and popular culture. Whether prophecy, predictive programming or outright propaganda, cinema, television and literature both past and present are rife with visions of a future in which humanity is transformed, enslaved or even annihilated by technology run amok. Science fiction, fantasy and other speculative forms foresee a time when robots, cyborgs and genetically engineered supermen manipulate the masses, artificial intelligence arises to rival and even surpass human intelligence, and humanity finally merges with machines to achieve Godlike immortality. It’s a dream to some, a nightmare to others. From Brave New World to Blade Runner, from The Machine to Metropolis, and from Star Trek to The Six Million Dollar Man, we explore the hopes, fears, threats and promises of a future in which being human may no longer be enough.

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Gerald Celente – Trends 2015: The Grand Manipulation

January 16, 2015

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Publisher of the Trends Journal and founder of The Trends Research Institute Gerald Celente discusses the outlook for 2015. What in the world is going on? Each day seems to bring with it a new geopolitical crisis, yet another political debacle, more dire economic warnings, increasing social unrest, one more environmental threat. What does it all mean? What can be done? How will it end? Gerald Celente’s Trends Journal is the only magazine in the world that pinpoints how today’s current events form future trends and how they will affect your business, career, family and future. The Trends Journal provides unbiased insights, analysis and forecasts of critical financial, political, economic, business, retail, entertainment, technology, science and other trends that are fact-based, data-driven and on the cutting edge. Gerald’s track record speaks for itself. He’s been forecasting worldwide since 1980. No one has been so right, on so many issues, so often.

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Aaron Franz – Transhumanism: Man’s Scientific Rise to Godhood

January 10, 2015

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Aaron Franz discusses his book Revolve: Man’s Scientific Rise to Godhood. Artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, implantable chips, and life extension. These and many other technologies are being promoted as the way for humanity to become something radically different. The transhumanist movement claims that by applying such technologies to our biology, we will become post-human. But behind this techno-utopian vision lurk the spectres of eugenics, mind control, police state propaganda, the end of privacy, and maybe even the end of the human race itself.

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Stephen Hurrell – Dinosaurs and the Expanding Earth

December 30, 2014

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Stephen Hurrell discusses his book Dinosaurs and the Expanding Earth. When the book was first published it proposed a startling idea to explain the long-standing puzzle of the dinosaurs’ vast size. Some paleontologists have suggested that many dinosaurs’ bones were simply not strong enough to support their enormous weight. Hurrell, however, presented scientific evidence that dinosaurs lived in reduced gravity and this allowed them to grow to gigantic proportions. The Reduced Gravity Earth theory explains why life – including dinosaurs, plants and insects – evolved towards a larger scale on the ancient Earth. It is also a key piece of evidence that provides additional support for an Expanding Earth, something a number of leading geologists have been suggesting for decades. Expanding Earth theory postulates that hundreds of millions of years ago, our planet was much, much smaller, gradually growing over time as it accrued material from elsewhere in the solar system.

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James Maxlow – The Expanding Earth

December 21, 2014

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World-renowned geologist James Maxlow discusses the theory of Expansion Tectonics. In a startling challenge to conventional geology, Expansion Tectonics suggests that the Earth has not always been the same size. Hundreds of millions of years ago, it may have been much, much smaller, with vast implications for the past, present and future of life on this planet. A single super-continent called Pangaea dominated Earth 300 million years ago. But whereas Plate Tectonics states that it existed surrounded by a huge super-ocean, Expansion Tectonics suggests that it covered the entire planetary surface. As the planet expanded – about 100 million years ago – so the spaces currently occupied by the great oceans opened up.

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Bill Still – The Truth Behind the Federal Reserve

December 13, 2014

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Monetary reform activist Bill Still discusses his latest documentary Jekyll Island: The Truth Behind the Federal Reserve. What’s the real problem with the world economy? It’s debt. Too much personal debt, too much corporate debt and – most importantly – too much government debt. People have a natural tendency to want to spend now and pay later, and governments are no different. The problem is that government money mostly comes from just two sources; taxation and borrowing. Governments can either raise taxes to cover their reckless spending, or borrow from private banks and continue to kick the financial can down the road. Unfortunately, the vast sums governments owe to these private, for-profit banks continually attracts interest, and this mathematically un-payable debt is now strangling the life out of the economy of every nation on Earth.

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