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The evolutionary message – “what’s really happening” has always come from outcasts, said Dr. Timothy Leary. “The only thing I know is that I know nothing”, is a paradox attributed to Socrates, father of western philosophy. As I read on Sue brushed by headed out to the barbecue with pitchfork in hand, pursuing the perfect piece of grilled chicken and wings for the boy. She’s the cave woman in the family – outdoor cooking, charring, etc. I’m totally short order and more of a George Carlin vegetarian – I only eat animals that died in their sleep.The evolutionary message – “what’s really happening” has... more
Just saying the name, Sylvia Browne brings a reaction for most people. Sylvia Browne, world’s best known psychic, Sylvia Browne world’s biggest fraud, Sylvia Browne, author of 22 New York Times bestsellers also. With over 50 years professional services and contributions to the world called “psychic”, the facts are that she had also contributed in many other ways to areas as diverse as helping find missing children, working with police to solve crimes, hospices for the elderly, people suffering from AIDS and abused children.
Sylvia appeared on my radio show Positively Incorrect! February 20th, in conjunction with her latest book, Afterlives of the Rich and Famous. Talk about stretching the envelope, Sylvia!
I have always been one who both believes in the progression, and sometimes regression, of some essence of who we are. Call it soul, essence, whatever. I also have had experiences of what I can only label, “the other side”, which even to me sounds limiting in certain ways. After all, if we judge the world through our beliefs of right, wrong and the meaning of things, and also filter what we deem ‘reality” through our experience and what we are comfortable with or reject, then we are always establishing what is “acceptable”. Hosni Mubarak found out very quickly just as Moammar Gaddafi is right now. that the beliefs of their people changed in what appeared to be an instant, and they no longer the official version of reality!
So to talk to Sylvia Browne is fascinating, informative for those who believe or at least want to understand the nature of her “reality” she would teach us, and also pushes me up against my “belief acceptance” inner paradigm. Just the title alone does the trick in that regard. Afterlives of the Rich and Famous! How preposterous. Sylvia, how can you even publish such a piece! What John Lennon does in his unlimited spare time in heaven? Are you kidding? No, not at all.
It’s a fine line for me, between my personal orientation to accept people for who they are and who they are being right now, without my baggage hanging on them. It’s one of the ways I attempt to expand my understanding of this world, the people in it, and their experiences. All with the intention of broadening my understanding, to being more inclusive and tolerant.. I’m wired that way. I’m also wired that “weird” way for this world at times.
Now comes along a book not to just tell me what heaven is all about and what I can expect when my personal “holy ghost” hits the road, but what those former icons of stage, screen and rock concerts are doing right now. I’m not sure if the world needs to spend time on this kind of speculation at all. It feeds our desire for hero and heroine worship and also distracts us from the here and know of the lives we should be living and fulfilling on planet earth. Let’s face it, Charlie Sheen has problems, and you and me reading about is just vicarious pleasure mostly.
Sylvia and I talked about some of the main points in the new book that I was wondering about that had more to do with what we would experience. If anything of value is to be found that is where I would do the looking. Sylvia is quite adamant that she feels this is all exactly right and also she doesn’t care if you believe a word of it.
Scott: “So Sylvia, the new book, Afterlives of the Rich and Famous, this is rather challenging Sylvia. People have their pre-conceptions, and also love and in some cases worshipping of these people. Then you come along to through the connection with Francine, through the trance channeling to bring forth what you say they are actually doing in heaven, or “the other side”. That’s pretty outrageous Sylvia.”
Sylvia: “Sure. Well, you know, if you actually stop and think about it, logic, well some kind of logic anyway, says life does go on. How ridiculous that God would make it that you sit around on a cloud and play a harp. You know I don’t go for that version. People think yours (your soul), was created when you came into your mother’s womb. No, we were all created together. God created us all together, because if we’re sparks of the divine, he already knew about us. “
Scott: “The book’s about the Rich and Famous because that’s what people are interested in, but Sylvia, I think it’s so important that people don’t get into idol worship. That they value themselves above all else.”
Sylvia” “oh no, and that they don’t get into a cult either. You know that when you start to hear people tell you what to do, and I’m going to keep you incarcerated, and I’m Buddah or Jesus, or what ever they say they are, run. I see it in my readings everyday. The dogma has really broken down for a lot of people. As good as that might be, that leaves a wide open door for somebody to put somebody else up on a pedestal, you know. Make them a new kind of savior, and that’s wrong and that’s scary. ‘
Scott: “When it comes to heaven, a lot of people I give credibility too have very different interpretations of just what exactly the experience of being in heaven is. What the afterlife is all about. What about that Sylvia, don’t you think that really we are filtering this through our beliefs systems, our minds and what is actually acceptable to us. ‘
Sylvia: I have thousands of ministers all over the world, because, you know I founded a church. I always tell them, take what you want to believe and leave the rest. I did some extensive research, a huge, huge statistical research project with a psychologist friend of mine who is head of the psychology department at Santa Clara University. We did, ) focused on death and dying), and regression therapy. Focusing on what they saw in their experiences. Every single person, regardless if they were Hindu, or Muslim or what ever, saw the same things I share in the book. The same topography, the Hall of Wisdom, the Hall of Records, the temples, the gardens, everything.”
Scott: Sylvia, beside selling books, what do you want people to gain from the book, besides reading what Francine is sharing with you to us about what the souls of these personalities are supposed to be doing in this other dimension? “
Sylvia: “That this is a fake world. That it’s like Plato said, We’re nothing more then shadows on the side of a cave. Our real home is on the other side. And more important then that, we have a loving God, not a cranky vengeful one. Because the minute we do that we make him human. “
Sylvia Browne has never backed down from being controversial, obviously. So now she shares what John Lennon and Anna Nicole Smith are up to “up there”, or “over there” maybe?
Sorry, but it’s hard for me to see Anna Nicole choosing to be a plump round dowdy thing living in a yellow house by the river. Maybe that’s an impersonator. Could be a contestant on a heavenly production of I Wanna be Rich and Famous if it Kills Me! Playing in real 3D.
Anna may have changed a lot in heaven, but letting her self go and not getting a nip and tuck, I just can’t that. Unless all the free parties and restaurants on the astral planes also add real calories. And plastic surgery adds bad karma. Come to think of it, there may be something to that !
So, while I do enjoy the speculation and maybe spiritual insights Sylvia shares I don’t plan on getting an advanced copy of Map to the Homes of the Rich and Famous in Heaven any time soon.
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The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators.
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The orders came from the command of Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops – the linchpin of U.S. strategy in the war. Over a four-month period last year, a military cell devoted to what is known as "information operations" at Camp Eggers in Kabul was repeatedly pressured to target visiting senators and other VIPs who met with Caldwell. When the unit resisted the order, arguing that it violated U.S. laws prohibiting the use of propaganda against American citizens, it was subjected to a campaign of retaliation.
"My job in psy-ops is to play with people’s heads, to get the enemy to behave the way we want them to behave," says Lt. Colonel Michael Holmes, the leader of the IO unit, who received an official reprimand after bucking orders. "I’m prohibited from doing that to our own people. When you ask me to try to use these skills on senators and congressman, you’re crossing a line."
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The list of targeted visitors was long, according to interviews with members of the IO team and internal documents obtained by Rolling Stone. Those singled out in the campaign included senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, Jack Reed, Al Franken and Carl Levin; Rep. Steve Israel of the House Appropriations Committee; Adm. Mike Mullen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Czech ambassador to Afghanistan; the German interior minister, and a host of influential think-tank analysts.
The incident offers an indication of just how desperate the U.S. command in Afghanistan is to spin American civilian leaders into supporting an increasingly unpopular war. According to the Defense Department’s own definition, psy-ops – the use of propaganda and psychological tactics to influence emotions and behaviors – are supposed to be used exclusively on "hostile foreign groups." Federal law forbids the military from practicing psy-ops on Americans, and each defense authorization bill comes with a "propaganda rider" that also prohibits such manipulation. "Everyone in the psy-ops, intel, and IO community knows you’re not supposed to target Americans," says a veteran member of another psy-ops team who has run operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. "It’s what you learn on day one."
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When Holmes and his four-man team arrived in Afghanistan in November 2009, their mission was to assess the effects of U.S. propaganda on the Taliban and the local Afghan population. But the following month, Holmes began receiving orders from Caldwell’s staff to direct his expertise on a new target: visiting Americans. At first, the orders were administered verbally. According to Holmes, who attended at least a dozen meetings with Caldwell to discuss the operation, the general wanted the IO unit to do the kind of seemingly innocuous work usually delegated to the two dozen members of his public affairs staff: compiling detailed profiles of the VIPs, including their voting records, their likes and dislikes, and their "hot-button issues." In one email to Holmes, Caldwell’s staff also wanted to know how to shape the general’s presentations to the visiting dignitaries, and how best to "refine our messaging."
Congressional delegations – known in military jargon as CODELs – are no strangers to spin. U.S. lawmakers routinely take trips to the frontlines in Iraq and Afghanistan, where they receive carefully orchestrated briefings and visit local markets before posing for souvenir photos in helmets and flak jackets. Informally, the trips are a way for generals to lobby congressmen and provide first-hand updates on the war. But what Caldwell was looking for was more than the usual background briefings on senators. According to Holmes, the general wanted the IO team to provide a "deeper analysis of pressure points we could use to leverage the delegation for more funds." The general’s chief of staff also asked Holmes how Caldwell could secretly manipulate the U.S. lawmakers without their knowledge. "How do we get these guys to give us more people?" he demanded. "What do I have to plant inside their heads?"
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/another-runaway-general-army-deploys-psy-ops-on-u-s-senators-20110223?page=1The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological... more
Shadow People, also known as Shadow Folk, or Shadow Beings, are usually attracted to one person or location for unknown reasons. Often they are seen as dark silhouettes of human-shape, generally male, that prefer to watch someone unseen and flee the moment they are noticed. Still this doesn't always fit the experience. While some people distinctly see a shadowy human form others have dexcribed shapeless wispy black blobs and swirling columns of dark smoke. There has been an increase of reported sightings of these creatures within the last five to ten years, though there is anectdotal evidence of these creatures appearing before human witnesses through out our history. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/bizzareweird/32325-who-or-what-are-the-shadow-people-Shadow People, also known as Shadow Folk, or Shadow Beings, are usually attracted to... more
Some theories state that we all have psychic abilities, it’s just a matter of tapping in to them. It’s for this reason that so many children claim to have brushes with the paranormal. Are their imaginations getting the best of them or are their minds and souls simply more open to the beyond?
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Psychology Today recently published an article called “Have Scientists Finally Discovered Evidence for Psychic Phenomena?!” an unfortunately minor exegesis regarding the large amount of “psychic” data that has appeared recently in peer-reviewed publications.
The article highlights Dr. Daryl Bem's research into “seeing into the future” and “retrograde priming study” which appropriately echoes Dr. Rupert Sheldrake’s work for the last few decades (morphogenetic field theory). Regarding telepathy, Sheldrake has said, “I think all social animals have such fields…I think it’s a normal means of communication…I don’t think it’s paranormal, I think it’s normal. I don’t think it’s supernatural, I think it’s natural. I think it’s essentially a form of animal communication within groups.”
We all know the feeling of falling in love with an individual or being close with a friend or family member or group; and when separated from each other we find each other thinking or feeling the exact same thing. How many times have you answered the phone and exclaimed, “I was just thinking of you—hard!” This “entangled minds” phenomena is the basis of one of Dr. Dean Radin’s book of the same title.
Rumors of psychic abilities have steadily been bleeding in from the fringes and into the mainstream culture for the past century. From Princeton’s Engineering Anomalies Research laboratories, to government funded remote viewing projects at Stamford Research Institute, to the models of Campbell, Sheldrake, Wolf, and Radin to name a few, science (“the religion of the west”) is under pressure, now more than ever, to address the problem of consciousness—the measurer of all measurements.
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Through the rigorous program of Remote Viewing, it is possible for an individual to tap into the extra-sensory powers of the brain. Obviously, throughout history, individuals have had more natural proclivity for these abilities just as some are more athletic, smarter, etc., that we call psychic. I know the potential for telepathy and Star Wars force-like ability is inherent in our brains. We're just too busy building computers and robots supplanting our minds, instead of striving for the limits of our potential and making that quantum leap of faith towards a new Renaissance for humanity.Psychology Today recently published an article called “Have Scientists Finally... more
The world famous Oracle Paul the Octopus found dead in the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany.The world famous Oracle Paul the Octopus found dead in the Sea Life Aquarium in... more
The famed Octopus which for many England fans was the most entertaining part of the World Cup 2010 has died. The story was broken on twitter and word came from the Aquarium.
Since his World Cup fame there was awhile with Paul getting books deals and a transfer to a Aquarium in Spain after he predicted their World Cup win.
"”He appears to have passed away peacefully during the night, of natural causes, and we are consoled by the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life here,” Sea Life Centre manager Stefan Porwoll is quoted as saying.
“We may decide to give Paul his own small burial plot within our grounds and erect a modest permanent shrine.”"-Daily What
Though there was controversy when rumours stated he only picked boxes with the most yellow and orange colours, though despite that he had fans.
If he lived longer and if we had 23 boxes spare maybe Paul could have predicted who will win the Ballon D'or.
"The full list of 23 nominees is as follows:
Xabi Alonso (Spain)
Daniel Alves (Brazil)
Iker Casillas (Spain)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)
Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon)
Cesc Fabregas (Spain)
Diego Forlan (Uruguay)
Asamoah Gyan (Ghana)
Andres Iniesta (Spain)
Julio Cesar (Brazil)
Miroslav Klose (Germany)
Philipp Lahm (Germany)
Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Thomas Müller (Germany)
Mesut Özil (Germany)
Carles Puyol (Spain)
Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands)
David Villa (Spain)
Xavi (Spain)"-Mirror FootballThe famed Octopus which for many England fans was the most entertaining part of the... more
Brett and Ellen review "Hereafter," directed by Clint Eastwood. The film focuses on three people from different parts of world, all touched by death in varying ways, including Matt Damon as a reluctant psychic who once specialized in interacting with the dead.
Rotten Tomatoes is a recurring infoMania segment dedicated to the movies. Join hosts Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox on Thursday nights at 11/10c on Current TV as they review the latest movies and interview some of your favorite stars.
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infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Erin Gibson, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
Go to http://current.com/infomania for more, and make sure to check out our Facebook profile for special features at http://facebook.com/infomania.Brett and Ellen review "Hereafter," directed by Clint Eastwood. The film... more
Dirty Mind Trick Or Psychic? Lawyer Tells Client Dead Wife Entered Her And Wants Them To Be IntimatePHOENIX - Lawyers operate under what are called the rules of professional conduct and those rules are monitored by the state bar.
One valley attorney on more than one occasion claimed she could communicate with clients' dead loved ones and that's not what got her into trouble - it's that she apparently lied about it.
It's a familiar storyline that Hollywood uses again and again - channeling the spirits of those who have died.
Movie trailers for the latest Matt Damon film by Clint Eastwood, "Hereafter," are proof that the formula still draws attention at the box office.
Attention from the Arizona Supreme Court in the form of a disciplinary commission isn't the kind of focus any practicing attorney would want, but that's just what Charna Johnson, a Phoenix lawyer got when she claimed she channeled spirits of her clients' deceased family members.
"That particular aspect of her conduct made it impossible for her to provide objective representation for the client, so it was the basis for the finding that there was a conflict of interest in the case," said Maret Vessella, Arizona Chief Bar Counsel.
Cutting through the legalese in the 30 page report is tough, but certain phrases are crystal clear. Johnson told her client, Chad Lakridis, she was essentially possessed with his wife's spirit.
She gave advice seemingly from beyond the grave and even encouraged a connection a physical level.
Now Johnson is listed along with 55 other attorneys in the state who are or may be suspended or are being reinstated.
"That proceeding is a rather difficult proceeding for the lawyer who had the burden of proving that they are rehabilitated and currently fit to practice law," said Vessella.
What may be surprising is that the apparent channeling of spirits isn't the basis for suspension - it's that Johnson lied about it to a disciplinary commission in regard to another case.
The Arizona Supreme Court now has to decide, barring any appeals by either side, whether or not to suspend Johnson for a year.
We tried tracking her down for a comment on the case, but were unable to do so.
http://beforeitsnews.com/story/218/777/Dirty_Mind_Trick_or_Psychic_Lawyer_tells_client_dead_wife_entered_her_and_wants_them_to_be_intimate.htmlPHOENIX - Lawyers operate under what are called the rules of professional conduct and... more