Oct 18

If reality that exists all around would be represented by Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, then what our eyes can perceive from this reality would be represented by a tiny dot on the painting and that would still be a complement.


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To tetrachromatic artist Concetta Antico, the world is, “like a mosaic of color.”ConcettaAntico.com

- This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person (Popular Science, Oct 13 ,2014):

To tetrachromatic artist Concetta Antico, the world is, “like a mosaic of color.”

When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, turquoise, blue,” she said. “It’s like a mosaic of color.”

Antico doesn’t just perceive these colors because she’s an artist who paints in the impressionist style. She’s also a tetrachromat, which means that she has more receptors in her eyes to absorb color. The difference lies in Antico’s cones, structures in the eyes that are calibrated to absorb particular wavelengths of light and transmit them to the brain. The average person has three cones, which enables him to see about one million colors. But Antico has four cones, so her eyes are capable of picking up dimensions and nuances of color—an estimated 100 million of them—that the average person cannot. “It’s shocking to me how little color people are seeing,” she said.

“You might see dark green but I’ll see violet, turquoise, blue. It’s like a mosaic of color.”

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See also:

- Secret CIA Psychic Lab Experiments With Uri Geller At Stanford Research Institute (SRI) (Video)



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For over 20 years, scientists at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) carried out SECRET investigations into ESP and psychic phenomena and our ability to experience and describe distant events blocked from ordinary perception. This film features rare, and until now, Top Secret footage from the vault of the CIA, of Laboratory Experiments conducted at SRI featuring famed psychic Uri Geller.

This intuitive capacity was named (RV) Remote Viewing, and the research was supported by the CIA, NASA and many other government agencies for gathering intelligence about world-wide targets in China, USSR, Iran, etc. during the Cold War. This was a Real X-file!

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Nov 02

From the 4th video:

‘I never felt the energy.” (After one year of training!)

That is almost unbelievable. I felt the energy from day one.

Every Qi Gong & Tai Chi master can you make feel the energy from a distance (even if you are sick and never had any training lessons at all).

And … you don’t have to believe in it and you will still feel it.

I have posted the 6th video before:

- Ling Kong Jing (Empty Force) Demo by Master Shr on Bill Moyers Special



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Nov 02

- Grand Master Zhou Ting-Jue:

Welcome to the website of internationally renowned Master Zhou Ting-Jue: Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Kung Fu Grand Master and Master Medical Qi Gong Healer, an extraordinary living treasure known as the “Jewel of China.”



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Nov 02

The three 1-min rounds start at 7:30 into the video.



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- Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan: Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang: Applications, Fajin (Video)

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Oct 01


YouTube Added: 13.03.2012

At 0:40 in:

She collects rainwater to drink.

Told you many times before that distilled liquids are THE SECRET!

Enzymes and organic minerals from fruit and vegies are also very important.

Once you cook your stuff the enzymes and many other nutrients like vitamins are getting destroyed.

Rainwater is distilled water but nowadays comes with many problematic/deadly substances it it:

- Former FBI Chief On Chemtrails: Genocide All Over The World (Video)

I recommend you create your distilled water this way:

- How To Improve Your Health Condition Dramatically And Protect & Detoxify Your Body From Fluoride, Arsenic etc.

Here is my recommended juicer:

- The Hurom Juicer Is The Best Juicer Out There … And Easily Beats The Green Star Juicer (Video)

Several people have already bought a Hurom Juicer via Amazon.com and thereby greatly supported this website. Thank you again for that.

This juicer has won several gold medals and comes with a 10-year warranty!


YouTube Added: 14.04.2012

More info on distilled liquids:

- 24 Doctors With The Courage To Tell The Truth About Distilled Water

- Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (Documentary – Extended Trailer)

- Andrew Norton Webber: Healing With Distilled Liquids – Rejuvenating The Pineal Gland – Removing Fluoride, Heavy Metals And All Other Toxins From Your Body (Videos)

- 6,000-Year-Old Ancient Egyptian ‘WATER OF LIFE’ Papyrus

- How To Improve Your Health Condition Dramatically And Protect & Detoxify Your Body From Fluoride, Arsenic etc.

- John W. Armstrong: ‘The Water Of Life’

More recommended & related books:

- Man’s Higher Consciousness (1962)

- Healing the Gerson Way: Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases

- The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses

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Jul 28

For a change…

Update:

Hmmmh.

Lama Dondrup Dorje (Dr. Yeung) is probably just another fraud.

Related info:

- ‘Starving yogi,’ living for 7 decades without food and water, astounds Indian scientists

- Tai Chi Master Huang Sheng Shyan: Push Hands

- Li Ching-Yun lived 197 years (Inquiry Put Age At 256) – The New York Times May 6, 1933

- Ling Kong Jing (Empty Force) Demo by Master Shr on Bill Moyers Special

- Qigong Master Boils Water With His Hands Pyrokinesis


Energy Bubble Demonstration

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The Wondrous World of Chi Power

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Lama Dondrup Dorje

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Demonstrations by Dr. Yeung from 1992

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Demonstration by Ven Lama Dondrup Dorje from 1996

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Лама Дондруп Дордже, 1995

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Лама Дондруп Дордже, 1997

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Feb 22

Must-see!

See also:

- Oldest, Largest Pyramids Found In Bosnia – Interview With Dr. Sam Osmanagich



Added: 18. February 2011

Göbekli Tepe, is a hilltop sanctuary erected on the highest point of an elongated mountain ridge some 15 km northeast of the town of Şanlıurfa, in southeastern Turkey and 500 miles away from Istanbul, Turkey.

It is the most astonishing archaeological discovery in modern times and also thought to be the oldest advanced civilization on Earth.

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Nov 30

Related information:

- Scientists take a step closer to an elixir of youth

- Scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine for ‘immortality enzyme’ and research on cell division

- Li Ching-Yun lived 197 years (Inquiry Put Age At 256) – The New York Times May 6, 1933

- A Genuine ‘Elixir of Life’ – Not Only For Mice


Harvard scientists were surprised that they saw a dramatic reversal, not just a slowing down, of the ageing in mice. Now they believe they might be able to regenerate human organs


In mice, reactivating the enzyme telomerase led to the repair of damaged tissues and reversed the signs of ageing. Photograph: Robert F. Bukaty/AP

Scientists claim to be a step closer to reversing the ageing process after rejuvenating worn out organs in elderly mice. The experimental treatment developed by researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, turned weak and feeble old mice into healthy animals by regenerating their aged bodies.

The surprise recovery of the animals has raised hopes among scientists that it may be possible to achieve a similar feat in humans – or at least to slow down the ageing process.

An anti-ageing therapy could have a dramatic impact on public health by reducing the burden of age-related health problems, such as dementia, stroke and heart disease, and prolonging the quality of life for an increasingly aged population.

“What we saw in these animals was not a slowing down or stabilisation of the ageing process. We saw a dramatic reversal – and that was unexpected,” said Ronald DePinho, who led the study, which was published in the journal Nature.

“This could lead to strategies that enhance the regenerative potential of organs as individuals age and so increase their quality of life. Whether it serves to increase longevity is a question we are not yet in a position to answer.”

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Jul 20

PISA, Italy, July 17 (UPI) — Italian doctors say they’re amazed by a 3-year-old prodigy who reads newspapers, operates the family’s television remote and even gives medical advice.

The parents from the town of Perignano near Pisa say the boy, named Ettore, taught himself almost all these skills just by observing adults, ANSA news agency reported.

“We started teaching him the alphabet for fun. We would never have imagined his abilities would develop like this,” Ettore’s father Francesco Grillo, a 44-year-old artist, said.

“Then when he was about two he started to read newspapers and TV guides,” Grillo said. “Initially we thought he memorized phrases and repeated them parrot-like. But then we realized he was reading for real.”

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May 12

Wudang Kungfu – Master Chen Shixing

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- ‘Starving yogi,’ living for 7 decades without food and water, astounds Indian scientists

- Tai Chi Master Huang Sheng Shyan: Push Hands

- Li Ching-Yun lived 197 years (Inquiry Put Age At 256) – The New York Times May 6, 1933

- Ling Kong Jing (Empty Force) Demo by Master Shr on Bill Moyers Special

- Tom Parr lived 152 Years

- Qigong Master Boils Water With His Hands Pyrokinesis

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May 11

And he is not the only one. Usually people with such abilities avoid publicity at all costs and there are a thousand good reasons for that.


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Prahlad Jani spent a fortnight in a hospital in Gujarat under constant surveillance from medics

AHMEDABAD, India — An 83-year-old Indian holy man who says he has spent seven decades without food or water has astounded a team of military doctors who studied him during a two-week observation period.

Prahlad Jani spent a fortnight in a hospital in the western India state of Gujarat under constant surveillance from a team of 30 medics equipped with cameras and closed circuit television.

During the period, he neither ate nor drank and did not go to the toilet.

“We still do not know how he survives,” neurologist Sudhir Shah told reporters after the end of the experiment. “It is still a mystery what kind of phenomenon this is.”

The long-haired and bearded yogi was sealed in a hospital in the city of Ahmedabad in a study initiated by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the state defence and military research institute.

The DRDO hopes that the findings, set to be released in greater detail in several months, could help soldiers survive without food and drink, assist astronauts or even save the lives of people trapped in natural disasters. Continue reading »

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Dec 18

Push hands is a training tool to develop and to check your abilities and to get a feedback where you are right now on your way to mastership.

People who neglect these exercises because they just want to practice the health and the meditation aspect of Tai Chi, without getting involved into the martial art aspect, do not understand that the perfection and integration of the martial art aspect of Tai Chi leads to a more perfect aligned, rooted and relaxed body structure, that will greatly influence the free flow of chi and the amount of chi flowing through your body.

So mastering the martial arts aspect is essential if you want to improve the health benefit you will get from practicing Tai Chi.

Your meditation or focus will greatly improve by practicing push hands.

Who will be able to get a master out of focus? See for yourself.

See also: Ling Kong Jing (Empty Force) Demo by Master Shr on Bill Moyers Special



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Huang Sheng-Shyan, 黃性賢, Huang Hsing-hsien (WG) or Huáng Xìngxián (py) was born in 1910 in Minhou County of the Fujian province in Mainland China. He began studying Fujian White Crane with Xie Zhong-Xian at the age of 14.

In 1947 he resettled in Taiwan where he became a disciple of Cheng Man-ch’ing. Yang Ch’eng-fu as the grandson of the Yang style founder, had been Cheng Man-Ching’s teacher.Huang committed himself to this tradition for the next 45 years.

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Dec 14

Related article: World’s ‘oldest man’ dies at 138 years in India (Flashback)


New York Times   May 6, 1933

LI CHING-YUN DEAD; GAVE HIS AGE AS 197.

“Keep a Quiet Heart, Sit Like a Tortoise, Sleep Like a Dog,” His Advice for a Long Life.


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Li Ching-Yuen, photographed in 1927 at the residence of General Yang Sen

Inquiry Put Age At 256.

Reported to have buried 23 wives and had 180 descendents – sold herbs for first 100 years.

Peiping, May 5 – Li Ching-Yun, a resident of Kaihsien, in the Province of Szechwan, who contended that he was one of the world’s oldest men and said he was born in 1736 – which would make him 197 years old – died today.

A Chinese dispatch from Chungking telling of Mr. Li’s death said he attributed his longevity to peace of mind and that it was his belief every one could live at least a century by attaining inward calm.

Compared with estimates of Li Ching-yun’s age in previous reports from China the above dispatch is conservative. In 1930 it was said Professor Wu Chung-chien, dean of the department of Education in Minkuo University, had found records showing Li was born in 1677 and that Imperial Chinese Government congratulated him on his 150th and 200th birthdays.

A correspondent of The New York Times wrote in 1928 that many of the oldest men in Li’s neighborhood asserted their grandfathers knew him as boys and that he was then a grown man.

According to the generally accepted tales told in his province. Li was able to read and write as a child, and by his tenth birthday had traveled in Kansu, Shansi, Tibet, Annam, Siam and Manchuria gathering herbs. For the first hundred years he continued at this occupation. Then he switched to selling herbs gathered by others.

Wu Pei-fu, the warlord, took Li into his house to learn the secret of living to 250. Another pupil said Li told him to “keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise, walk sprightly like a pigeon and sleep like a dog.”

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Dec 14

- In Okinawa it was pretty normal to live beyond 100 years of age.

– The Húnzukuc, Hunzukuts or Hunzakuts (“Hunzas”) commonly exceed 100 years.

– In Ecuador there is a region where people get often 120 years old and the oldest man there at the time was 136 years old.

- Li Ching-Yun lived 197 years (Inquiry Put Age At 256) – The New York Times May 6, 1933:
According to the 1933 obituaries in both Time Magazine and the New York Times, Li Ching-Yun was reported to have buried 23 wives and fostered 180 descendants by the time he died at the age of 256.


A man who claimed to be the world’s oldest – at 138 years – has died at his home in India.


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Habib Miyan played the clarinet in a maharajah’s orchestra before retiring 70 years ago.

However, there is much dispute over his actual age. Although he said he was 138 years old, his pension book showed him to be a mere stripling at 129 – and the Guinness Book of Records has been unable to verify his age at all.

Miyan, who lived in Jaipur in western India, had no birth certificate but has collected a state pension for decades. He once worked in the court of the king of Jaipur – Raja Man Singh, where he played in the wind section of the orchestra.

A crowd of thousands attended Miyan’s funeral – demonstrating the fame to which he had risen in the state of Rajasthan. He died after suffering fever and dysentery, his niece Munni told reporters.

Miyan sprang to the attention of the world in 1998, when a bank clerk called Rajesh Nagpal decided to look up the records of the venerable old man who had been collecting his pension for as long as anyone could remember.

Six years later he became one of the oldest people to make the pilgrimage to Mecca – a lifelong goal for the devout Muslim.

The visit was exceptional: Miyan, who had been blind for more than 50 years and suffered limited mobility, spent most of his time at home praying and telling stories to his enormous extended family of 140 people.

“If you treat your body well, the body will treat you well,” Miyan always said, according to a relative.

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Oct 06

My Tai Chi and Qi Gong teachers can also do the miraculous (‘Empty Force’ etc.).

They can also do it at a great distance. (In mind there is no distance. See also ‘nonlocality ‘in quantum physics.) It’s real.

‘You are where your consciousness is.’

This is not defying the ‘physical law’ if you include quantum physics!

We are emitting and receiving energy all of the time.

What we perceive as physical or solid is much more than 90% empty space.

Your body is 99.9999999999999% empty space.

And yet space – even a vacuum – is never empty.


Empty force demo featured on Bill Moyers special Healing and the Mind.


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Dec 23

A man who was left completely blind by multiple strokes has been able to navigate an obstacle course using only his “sense” of where hazards lie.

The feat is an example of “blindsight”, the ability of some blind people to sense things that they cannot see.

Scientists already knew that the man, known only as TN, reacted to facial expressions that he could not see.

Brain scans showed that he could recognise expressions including fear, anger and joy in other people.

However, he is totally blind and normally walks using a stick to alert himself to objects in his path.

To test the extend of his blindsight, scientists constructed an obstacle course made up of boxes and chairs arranged in a random pattern.

Not only was TN able to safely manoeuvre the course he did not bump into a single box or chair.

Professor Beatrice de Gelder, from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands, who led the study, said: “This is absolutely the first study of this ability in humans.

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Dec 07


Source: YouTube

The Biology of Belief is a groundbreaking work in the field of New Biology.

Author Dr. Bruce Lipton is a former medical school professor and research scientist.

His experiments, and that of other leading edge scientists, have examined in great detail the processes by which cells receive information. The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life.

It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology; that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts.

Dr. Lipton’s profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics is being hailed as a major breakthrough showing that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our thinking.


The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles
by Bruce H. Lipton (Hardcover – Sep 15, 2008)

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Nov 15

Related: Elephant Paints Self Portrait


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Sep 27

Take several pictures with your digital camera at night, use a higher ISO (400), diaphragm 2,8, shutter speed 1/60 and focus on those Orbs.

If your focus is good you will find hundreds of Orbs with different colors in your pictures. You may find also something that looks like a white foggy structure, which looks like strange “cigarette smoke” all over the picture, although you have taken the picture against the clear sky at night.

You will have even better results if your digital camera that has no infrared filters (Canon).

I have very often hundreds of Orbs in one picture. And the next picture maybe has none. So it’s not dust or problems with the lense etc.

Recommended Reading:

In English: The Orb Project
In German: Das Orb Projekt

About the authors:

Dr. Miceal Ledwith, L.Ph., L.D., D.D., LL.D (h.c), served as a Catholic priest and as Professor of Theology and College President for over 25 years in Ireland, during which time he lectured extensively to interested adult groups in many countries.

Kaus Heinemann was born and educated in Germany. He holds a Ph.D. degree in experimental physics from the University of Tübingen and has worked for many years in materials science research at NASA, UCLA, and as professor at Stanford University.
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Original article: Bild.de (Never thought I would publish an article of the “Bild Zeitung”.)
Published: 27. September 2008

Das Geheimnis der Orbs

Woher kommen die kleinen weißen Flecken auf Fotos?

Manchmal ist es nur eine einzelne Kugel, manchmal sind es ganze Gruppen: „Orbs” (englisch für „Kugeln”) – unerklärliche weiße Flecken auf Fotos.


Ein „Orb” (englisch für „Kugel”) in Nahaufnahme.

Seit es Digitalkameras gibt, tritt das Phänomen massenhaft auf

Woher stammen die rätselhaften Kugeln? Dieser Frage ging der angesehene Berliner „Tagesspiegel” diese Woche nach.

„In Altbauten oder verwunschenen Häusern fotografiert man Orbs am häufigsten”, heißt es dort. Die spannende These: Sind es verwaiste Seelen, die sich von dieser Welt noch nicht lösen konnten? Wählen sie die Kugelform, um beim Wandern zwischen den Welten möglichst wenig Energie zu verbrauchen?

Mystery-Forscher Hartwig Hausdorf (52) bestätigt die Theorie: „Tatsächlich gibt es die Idee, Orbs wären intelligente, bewegliche Wesen oder Geister, die der Kamerablitz kurz sichtbar gemacht hat.”

Auch für den deutschen Physiker Prof. Dr. Klaus Heinemann (67, lehrte u. a. in Stanford, USA) sind die weißen Kugeln nicht von dieser Welt. „Die Ursache bleibt unklar. Der Großteil sind Erscheinungen, die außerhalb unser physikalischen Wirklichkeit liegen.”

Oder ist das alles nur schnöder Staub? Fotoexperten behaupten, dass erst seit dem Siegeszug der Digitalkameras auch die Orbs in Massen auftreten.

Weil das Blitzlicht sehr nah an der Linse angebracht sei, würden viel öfter als früher Staubpartikel sichtbar. Aber werden wir nicht alle irgendwann zu Staub ..?

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London, September 13 : A sexagenarian RAF expert claims that the Ministry of Defence in Britain asked him to keep quiet after he tracked a whole fleet of “spaceships” on military radar in 1971.

Sixty Wing Commander Alan Turner, 64, who was a chief operator of the RAF’s radar system for 29 years, said that all his colleagues were surprised to see 35 super-fast vessels appear on their screens.

Related article: Apollo 14 astronaut claims aliens HAVE made contact – but it has been covered up for 60 years

He said that the craft were equally spaced and shot from 3,000ft to 60,000ft at almost 300mph.

He revealed that every UFO would suddenly vanish from radar after a few seconds, and be replaced by an identical vessel moments later.

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Jul 23


Edgar Mitchell was the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 14

Aliens have contacted humans several times but governments have hidden the truth for 60 years, the sixth man to walk on the moon has claimed.

Apollo 14 astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell, said he was aware of many UFO visits to Earth during his career with NASA but each one was covered up.

Dr Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview that sources at the space agency who had had contact with aliens described the beings as ‘little people who look strange to us.’

He said supposedly real-life ET’s were similar to the traditional image of a small frame, large eyes and head.

Chillingly, he claimed our technology is ‘not nearly as sophisticated’ as theirs and “had they been hostile”, he warned ‘we would be been gone by now’.

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Jul 02

Royal Navy aircraft engineer claims to have seen a “glowing” UFO hover over the M5 motorway.

Michael Madden, 25, said he watched in disbelief as the disc-shaped object floated above his head before it “zoomed off at incredible speed”.

He said the unidentified flying object flew for up to three minutes above junction 21 of the M5, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Mr Madden was on his way back from Manchester with colleague Michael Casson, 22, at 9.50pm on Sunday June 29 when he saw the suspected ‘extra-terrestrial’ craft.He said: “I work with aircraft and grew up next to Manchester Airport so I know exactly what a plane looks and sounds like. This was definitely not a plane.

“It was a circular disc which was glowing bright, hovering hundreds of metres up.

“Other people must have spotted it. It was unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my life. It really did look like the alien aircraft in films. It had an antenna fixed to the back.”

Mr Madden’s claim follows a string of recent UFO “sightings”.

On June 7 three soldiers said they saw 13 UFOs, which looked like “rotating cubes”, while on night patrol at Tern Hill military barracks near Market Drayton, Shropshire. One, Corporal Mark Proctor, 38, of the 1st Battalion of the Irish Regiment, recorded the sighting on his mobile phone and reported it to Army officers.

That sighting came just two hours before helicopter police officers reported an encounter with a huge craft 80 miles away near Cardiff. They claimed to have given chase to the “flying saucer-shaped” object after it almost collided with their aircraft near the Ministry of Defence base of St Athan.

Then Father-of-two David Osborne, 47, videoed 12 orange objects in the night sky above Basingstoke, Hampshire, at 10.40pm on June 28.

The alleged UFOs moved across the sky, switching from a D formation, to a random pattern, to a line then a triangle before disappearing.

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Related articles:
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Recommended Books (Amazon):
Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East by Baird Spalding

The Biology Of Belief: Unleashing The Power… Lipton, Bruce Ph.D.
(Best Science Book 2006 (usabooknews.com))

Empfohlene Bücher (Amazon):

Leben und Lehren der Meister im Fernen Osten Baird Spalding

Intelligente Zellen Lipton, Bruce Ph.D.

Intelligente Zellen, DVD-Video Lipton, Bruce Ph.D.


Medicine: A Challenge to Tom Parr

Source: Time Magazine

In 1944 the American Medical Association gave its distinguished service medal to wiry, twinkle-eyed Dr. George Dock, of Pasadena, Calif. Last week at the Los Angeles County Medical Association Building, 300 physicians closer to home honored the 90-year-old doctor by turning out to attend the tenth annual George Dock lecture.

The old scholar, who has given up the practice of internal medicine to spend his days improving the Los Angeles County Medical Association library, could not get to the lecture this year: he was confined to his home with a mild case of dysentery. But he got a great deal of satisfaction in knowing that the meeting was well attended and that his colleagues were showing a very lively interest in the history of medicine.*

In at the Birth. The lecture series was begun ten years ago to honor Dr. Dock as any good physician would like most to be honored-by encouraging interest in his pet subject, medical history. But Historian Dock had never neglected the other four main areas of his profession-practice, writing, research and teaching.

To the younger physicians and medical students in last week’s audience, Dr. Dock seemed almost a relic of the last century. He was in fact one of the eagerly assisting midwives at the birth of modern medicine.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Medical School in 1884, before the X ray was discovered. He was a student, and later an associate, of the great Sir William Osier, who died 30 years ago. He was one of the first men to recognize leukemia and Hodgkin’s disease as tumors rather than infections. He published the first successful diagnosis on a living patient of the disease now called coronary thrombosis, and made microscopic post-mortem sections of coronary arteries a full 25 years before the process was generally understood.

Out in the Clinic. Since 1888, Dr. Dock has contributed 158 papers to medical journals on an astonishing variety of subjects, the titles of which give a clue to his wry humor and firm thoroughness, e.g., The Advantage of Using Potassium Iodide Until We Have Something Better, Spelling As An Index to the Preparation of the Preparation of the Medical Student. He was one of the first full-time professors of medicine in the U.S. (at Washington University in St. Louis). As a precise, energetic professor at the University of Michigan until 1908, he was the first teacher willing to make the clinic rounds white-jacketed like his students, helped give the school its reputation as one of the country’s finest medical colleges.

Last year, when he was able to attend the ninth George Dock lecture, Dr. Dock, then a mere 89, told his colleagues: “I would like to live as long as Tom Parr.”

Nobody was sure who Tom Parr was, but Los Angeles Urologist Elmer Belt went searching through his medical books in the systematic way that Dr. Dock would appreciate. Finally, buried deep in a volume of The Works of William Harvey (discoverer of the circulatory system), Dr. Belt found a four-page chapter titled: Anatomical Examination Of The Body Of Thomas Parr. It began: “Thomas Parr, a poor countryman, born near Winnington, in the County of Salop [England] died on the 14th of November in the Year of Grace 1635, after having lived 152 years and nine months and survived nine princes.” Continue reading »

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Jun 17

The most complex, “mind-boggling” crop circle ever to be seen in Britain has been discovered in a barley field in Wiltshire.


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The circle is a coded representation of pi to the 10th significant figure

The formation, measuring 150ft in diameter, is apparently a coded image representing the first 10 digits, 3.141592654, of pi.

It is has appeared in a field near Barbury Castle, an iron-age hill fort above Wroughton, Wilts, and has been described by astrophysicists as “mind-boggling”.

Michael Reed, an astrophysicist, said: “The tenth digit has even been correctly rounded up. The little dot near the centre is the decimal point.

“The code is based on 10 angular segments with the radial jumps being the indicator of each segment.

“Starting at the centre and counting the number of one-tenth segments in each section contained by the change in radius clearly shows the values of the first 10 digits in the value of pi.”

Lucy Pringle, a researcher of crop formations, said: “This is an astounding development – it is a seminal event.”

Mathematics codes and geometric patterns have long been an important factor in crop circle formations. One of the best known formations showed the image of a highly complex set of shapes known as The Julia Set, 12 years ago. Continue reading »

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Jun 02


10-year-old takes college by storm

Sophomore holds an A-plus average in subjects like algebra, astronomy

DOWNEY, Calif. – With the end of another school year approaching, college sophomore Moshe Kai Cavalin is cramming for final exams in classes such as advanced mathematics, foreign languages and music.

But Cavalin is only 10 years old. And at 4-foot-7, his shoes don’t quite touch the floor as he puts down a schoolbook and swivels around in his chair to greet a visitor.

“I’m studying statistics,” says the alternately precocious and shy Cavalin, his textbook lying open on the living room desk of his parents’ apartment in this quiet suburb east of Los Angeles.

Within a year, if he keeps up his grades and completes the rest of his requirements, he hopes to transfer from his two-year program at East Los Angeles College to a prestigious four-year school and study astrophysics.

‘Wormholes’ a primary interest
One of his primary interests is “wormholes,” a hypothetical scientific phenomenon connected to Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. It has been theorized that if such holes do exist in space, they could — in tandem with black holes — allow for the kind of space-age time travel seen in science fiction.

“Just like black holes, they suck in particulate objects, and also like black holes, they also travel at escape velocity, which is, the speed to get out of there is faster than the speed of light,” Cavalin says. “I’d like to prove that wormholes are really there and prove all the theories are correct.”

First, he has statistics homework to finish. Later, he’ll work with his mother, Shu Chen Chien, to brush up on his Mandarin for his Chinese class. Then it’s over to the piano to prepare for his recital in music class.

His father, Yosef Cavalin, frets about the piano-playing, noting that his only child recently broke his arm pursuing another passion, martial arts. He has won several trophies for his age group. Continue reading »

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