Spiritual Activity Bureau of Research, Eastern New York
added 31 December 2001 There
are lots of things that we don't know, and that is why we do research.
It is good to find out the truth, and I am pleased to see that this
UFO research site states quite clearly that they "will not
help perpetuate any fakes, phonies or garbage". This is an
excellent philosophy, as many UFO and paranormal researchers seem
prepared to accept quite flimsy evidence. Well sometimes the evidence
is not so flimsy, like those garbage can lids on strings that turn
up in photographs. I mean, what use would a flimsy garbage can lid
be? It would blow off in the first big wind that came along and
the neighbours might think it was a space ship or something. At
least they wouldn't think the associated garbage from the can was
extraterrestrial, because the could look at this site with its "no
Big Water Theory added 31 December 2001
I like a good scientific theory. For too long now, scientific creation
scientists, the practitioners of Scientific Creation Science, have
been handicapped by the lack of a cohesive and coherent theoretical
framework to explain how the world is only 6000 years old. Oh, I
know that there have been some attempts to force the Bible into
the role of scientific textbook, but what was always needed was
a Newton, a Galileo, a Harvey, a CrickAndWatson, an Einstein, a
Pasteur, a Jenner, a Rutherford, a Bohr to make that next intellectual
jump that opens up the truth to us all. Now we have one and, in
fact, many of the people just mentioned are shown to have been mistaken
in their ideas about how things work.
New Being Project added 31 December 2001
The creationists don't have it all their own way with scientific
research, because here is a site showing how humans are evolving
even as we type. The really exciting thing is that we seem to be
about to make an evolutionary jump that will make the day that that
monkey came out of the tree and invented calculus and swimming pool
filters look like a picnic in the park. I can almost feel the non-linear
intelligence around me. Come to think of it, IQ follows a normal
or Gaussian distribution, which is definitely non-linear. But I
digress ... I am also fascinated by the concept of "mind pretzeling".
When I was studying psychology we did a lot of work with donuts,
éclairs and the occasional sticky bun but nobody ever suggested
the influence of salty snacks. I guess that's why I never became
Talk added 23 December 2001
I remember attending a Council of Worlds meeting once although,
as I was only an advisor, I was not allowed into the inner sanctum
for the Cabinet-level discussions. It was a fascinating experience
just the same and some of the acquaintances made there have turned
into life-long friendships, despite the obvious differences between
us. Of course we can't take each other home to meet the families
(one of my friends looks like a huge garden slug and my wife would
hate the mess on the carpet) but the Internet has allowed us to
keep in contact. It is good that Nancy maintains this site because
one of the issues at the conference was the lack of communication
between the major races. There was always the informal contacts
between delegates and advisors, but something more general was required.
Here it is.
TVCCCC Corner added 23 December
2001 Who am I? A reasonable question, but it depends
on what you mean by "who" and "am" and "I".
Do I stay here or am I attracted to my long ago ego ergo I go? But
if it is ego, will I go. If it is will will I still go. If it is
Will, will he go? If it is Hugo, will you go? All this thelemitism
is too much for my mind, so I will (there's that word again) probably
not go, and so I will forever fail to be a CHM.
You go. I go. Ego. It goes. PB October
Christmas gift suggestions
added 23 December 2001 If last-minute
present buying was not a good idea, the shops would not be open
on Christmas eve. There is still time to get that gift for the friend
you forgot or to get a little something extra for the most important
person in your life.
What says "I love you" better
than a vertebra with an inset precious stone? Or a pair
of earrings made from coccyx tips? Be careful when you
order, though. A friend of mine ordered an ilium brooch
and she didn't know how big a pelvis was until it arrived.
Christmas comes at the start of summer
where I live, and the place is full of nasty biting
and stinging things and the sunburn gives us all skin
cancer. A first-aid kit is always a useful present so,
as well as the French perfume, why not give your wife
a bucket of leeches?
No, not what you thought! (Don't be
so rude.) This is something that every fisherperson
needs. Give one to the fish hunter in your life You
never know when he might need to bonk a fish.
Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena
added 23 December 2001 Every Christmas
brings us new gadgets and ways of doing things. Now we store our
music on CDs and MP3 players and such like, and the older technologies
get forgotten. We keep the devices around the house for a while,
but eventually they end up in the garage or attic, too good to throw
away but too useless to sell. It is very encouraging, therefore,
to find a use for that old reel-to-reel tape recorder that you paid
so much for all those years ago. In addition, you can use the amplifier
that you used to need before you got the new CD player and the microphones
the kids had before they figured out that they were never going
to be rock stars. Put them all together and you too can capture
the paranormal sounds that permeate the aether. I went one step
further and plugged in my old faithful Fender Stratocaster. I just
left it all alone for a while, and when I played the tape back I
could just faintly hear the beginning of a tune. As I strove to
identify it, my daughter started to sing softly: "There's
a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold, ...".
Loon of the Month
I hope the gentle
thumb-suckers don't get too upset at being collectively
awarded the Loon of the Month accolade. I suppose, though,
if they do get a bit teary, they will have a good excuse
to curl up in bed with their favourite little friends..
Thumb Sucking added 16 December
2001 Everybody needs a hobby and we all
need to feel part of a community. Some people play sports
and get their social contacts at the tennis or golf club.
Others spend time on the Internet, lying about their ages
to people who lie about their gender. Some of us get our
kicks from our jobs and the people we work with. Sometimes,
however, we all need time alone for a solitary hobby but
it is still nice to feel that you are part of something
bigger - that other people enjoy what we enjoy. Here is
the perfect answer, and now you are an adult you won't have
your mother nagging you about how silly you look and why
won't you stop that don't you know how much your orthodontic
work cost and you are undoing it. And it won't make you
go blind, either.
The Rebuilding Of Noah's Ark
added 16 December 2001 Global warming
is coming and when the ice caps melt and Tuvalu is under water you
will all stop laughing and want to get onto the ark. But it will
be too late. The last pair of ocelots will be on board, the two
macaques will be in their manger, the boat will start to float,
the water will keep rising ...
Christmas gift suggestions
added 16 December 2001 With more than
a week to go you might think there is no rush, but deliveries can
be slow at this time of year. Shop now.
The perfect ornament and conversation
piece. Place them on the dining table with candles on
top for that romantic occasion. Turn them upside-down
to make unusual bowls to serve dessert to your guests.
Put some on stakes in your garden to deter kids from
taking a shortcut across your lawn. Thousands more uses.
You've just finished a fine main course,
the sweeter wines are being brought out to have with
dessert, you think you hear your hostess say "I'll
just bring out the mousse", and you look forward
to a bowl of smooth chocolate confection with perhaps
a dab of cream on top. Then you realise she said "moose".
I know it's a bit personal, but so
are socks and ties. I notice that the man in the picture
The Urantia Book. It has that effect on me too.
JC Penney EZ Internet Chair
The perfect present for the person
in your life who spends too much time researching content
for encyclopaedic web sites (hint, hint). All it needs
is a jug to boil up the water for coffee and a cooler
to hold the milk and beer. Bliss.
Sadly, JCP have discontinued this fine product.
added 16 December 2001
Sometimes there is just nothing I can say about a site, because
it says it all itself. This is just such a case. I knew I was beaten
when I read "Our spine is the perpendicular male axis and
the horizontal forehead is the female aspect of the ‘T bar’. The
polarities are becoming more flexible and are starting to ‘move
about’, seeking oneness with one another as their superconsciousnesses
(superconsci) remember that they can’t move forward in evolution
unless they are in harmony in their physical aspects. The male vertical
axis moves north just as the horizontal position of the female aspect
moves south towards the male centre, becoming ‘heavier’ and astrologically
more masculine. The T bar is henceforth transmogrifying into a +
as the two polarities seek unity; this completion is indicated in
the form of the cross (+): perfect harmonization or union of the
two aspects of individuals in their physical form as they rotate
about and emanate from the central, immovable core of Truth or God
artificial synchronicity, language manipulation and reality
added 8 December 2001 The
film "The Matrix" was made in my home town and
I believe that the foreigners will be returning shortly to make
a sequel (if they haven't arrived already). I must admit that when
we gawked at Keanu Reaves we didn't know what sort of a project
he was involved in. In fact I had a chat with him once in KFC (he
was getting a couple of buckets of chicken for the crew and we had
to kill some time because there was a two-minute wait on the chips)
and I had no impression that he was working on a product that was
so prophetic and so close to the truth. He could be a lizard, of
course, in which case he was probably hiding the truth from me and
just pretending to be polite. Do lizards eat fried chicken? Perhaps
I would have learned more if I had met him at McDonalds, because
it is a well-known fact that only reptiles eat the pickle.
I'm not sure how synchronicitist this is, but this site
disappeared and the link then connected to eBay. It was
originally called "freeyourbrain", perhaps you
have to pay for it now. Very mysterious.
Christmas gift suggestions
added 8 December 2001 It would be remiss
of me not to offer some gift suggestions for the coming festive
season. Some of these things will be perfect for someone you know.
Tourette Syndrome Barbie
Just the thing for the sweet little girl next door who is
always dropping in to sell cookies or to offer to shampoo your cat.
I've got the Joe Walsh model and the
sound is excellent. Be careful, though, if you get the
StratoBlaster Plus model because you can hit your knuckles
on the ashtray when you use the whammy bar and it can
cause a nasty bruise.
Australian Air Guitar Championships
added 8 December 2001 Mentioning
the Philson reminded me that the first ever Australian Air Guitar
Championships will be held early in 2002. I won't be competing but
I plan to be at the finals to perform some classical pieces, both
on air cello as part of the Quintessence Air Quartet and doing a
solo performance of John Cage's 4'33" on air piano.
Call to Action added 8 December 2001
Back in April I mentioned that there
was some concern about the future of the Great Pyramid because its
power source, the Ark of the Covenant, had gone missing. It is encouraging,
therefore, to find out that the Ark has been located, and it is
is not in some hard-to-reach place but in Ireland. Even better,
it is not in some vague location but in a specific spot only four
square metres in area. I encourage everyone to drop a line to the
Sile sheila asking her to allow Jah to get on with it. Being Irish,
she could lean two shovels against a fence and tell him to take
his pick, but I digress ... It is ironic, of course, that the Ark
should be located in Ireland at this time when attempts are being
made to disarm both sides in the perennial conflict in the north.
After all, Jah tells us that the Ark contains God's quite specific
instructions that everyone should carry guns.
The Ark might be in Ireland, but this site is in limbo.
PB October 2003