Found 7 posts tagged 'shamanism'
April 12, 2019
Mike Clelland discusses his book The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity, and the UFO Abductee.
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One of the most original books ever written on UFOs, The Messengers will make any thoughtful person ask fundamental questions about the nature of reality itself. More than any work in recent memory, it successfully ties the UFO phenomenon not simply to possible extraterrestrial intelligences, but to synchronicities, ancient archetypes, dreams, shamanistic experiences, magic, personal transformation, and death.
Clelland has gathered together compelling and persuasive accounts from hundreds of people who have had UFO sightings and apparent abduction experiences in conjunction with absolutely bizarre experiences with owls, creatures which have held a place of reverence and mystique throughout history. The accounts of these people – including those of Mike himself – suggest undeniable synchronicities at work. That is, coincidences that are highly meaningful to the persons involved. So meaningful in some cases that they seem staged for that person, and usually in a manner that only that person could decipher.
These accounts pose a serious challenge to the standard scientific materialist view of reality, one controlled by a comprehensible chain of cause and effect, in which matter is all that matters, and in which there are no unseen intelligences at work. As one goes through account after account of these meticulously documented experiences, our conventional view of reality appears ever more incomplete.
altered states of consciousness, consciousness, dreams, extraterrestrial life, manifesting, Mike Clelland, mythology, paranormal, psychedelics, psychic phenomena, shamanism, symbolism, synchronicity, time, time travel, UFOs
December 18, 2018
David J. Moore discusses his book ‘Evolutionary Metaphors: UFOs, New Existentialism and the Future Paradigm’. People have been witnessing strange lights and objects in the sky for all of recorded history. Their modern guise as UFOs began in earnest during the 20th century, particularly in the wake of the Roswell incident in 1947. Despite thousands of reported UFO sightings, close encounters, abductions, and even crash landings, physical evidence for the existence of alien spacecraft and their inhabitants is practically non-existent. Shadow government cover-ups are claimed but official disclosure seems as far off as ever.
Big Bang, Colin Wilson, collapse of society, consciousness, cosmic rays, David J. Moore, evolution, Existentialism, extraterrestrial life, materialism, mythology, paranormal, psychic phenomena, Science Fiction, shamanism, UFOs
January 1, 2018
Mark Olly discusses the novel ‘The Way of Wyrd – Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer’. Written by psychologist and university professor Brian Bates and published in 1983, ‘The Way of Wyrd’ is the story of Wat Brand, a Christian scribe sent on a mission deep into the forests of pagan Anglo-Saxon England where he finds his beliefs shaken to their core. With Wulf, a wizard, as his guide, Wat is instructed in the magical lore of plants, runes, fate, and life force until finally he journeys to the spirit world on a quest to encounter the true nature of his own soul.
Anglo-Saxons, archaeology, Arthurian, Celts, Christianity, Dark Ages, dreams, Druids, Indigenous societies, magic, Mark Olly, Medieval, mythology, Paganism, Roman Empire, Romans, shamanism, symbolism, Viking
November 16, 2016
Anthony Peake discusses his book Opening the Doors of Perception – The Key to Cosmic Awareness. Considering the irreducible complexity of the human brain and the sense we often have of our bodies feeling more like part of the external world – a vehicle or conduit if you will – while our inner selves, our consciousness appears to reside ‘elsewhere’, we ask: Is mind within matter or matter within mind? What and where is consciousness? Is it merely an epiphenomenon of the brain, or is it the origin of all that is? We consider altered states of consciousness, including so-called mental illness, and ask what purpose, if any, they might ultimately serve. Under certain circumstances, such altered states seem to offer glimpses of a much wider reality beyond that normally perceived by our five senses.
altered states of consciousness, Anthony Peake, Ayahuasca, consciousness, DNA, dreams, Groundhog Day, life after death, pineal gland, psychedelics, psychic phenomena, quantum physics, reincarnation, shamanism, Simulation Hypothesis, The Matrix, virtual reality
August 3, 2016
On a journey through myths and legends, magic and folklore, we explore the mystery of The Green Man. From the time of the Celts and Druids, the rise of the Roman Empire, the Anglo-Saxon annals, and the descent into the Dark Ages and beyond, we meet with Robin Hood, Herne the Hunter, King Arthur, and many other colourful characters along the way. It is a tale pregnant with arcane symbolism, cultish rites, the perennial wisdom of ‘as above – so below’, and the final revelation of the Earth’s eternal cycle of destruction and rebirth.
April 28, 2016
Paul Devereux discusses his book Stone Age Soundtracks – The Acoustic Archaeology of Ancient Sites. Until recently, almost all archaeological insights have been gleaned by looking at ancient remains. Now archaeologists are starting to think beyond the visual. One of the most exciting branches of the new multi-sensory archaeology is archaeoacoustics, the archaeology of sound. Ancient civilizations developed far more than fine artwork and magnificent monuments. In songs to their gods, laments for their dead, and the universal human quest for the supernatural, people also made some very strange noises.
March 12, 2016
Dr. Rory Mac Sweeney discusses some of the ideas in his book The Paradox of Lucid Dreaming – A Metaphysical Theory of Mind. During the show, we further probe the blurring boundaries between the micro world of quantum physics and the macro realm of our so-called reality, and those between the waking and dreaming states of consciousness. It would appear that as these apparently discrete worlds collide and cross over, the gulf between mind and matter, between thought and the physical realm, is narrowing at an increasing rate.
altered states of consciousness, consciousness, dreams, evolution, Indigenous societies, lucid dreaming, materialism, metaphysics, mysticism, philosophy, psychedelics, psychology, quantum physics, Rory Mac Sweeney, Rupert Sheldrake, Scientism, shamanism, symbolism, transhumanism