One of the reasons so many people listen to Leslie Kean about UFOs: She does her homework. You’ll get a sense of that in this report from the Huffington Post (who still, somewhat injudiciously, posts this under what it calls “Weird News”):
The government office investigating UFOs in Chile has released an analysis of two high quality photos showing what appear be genuine unidentified flying objects above a remote copper mine. The office, known as the CEFAA (Committee for the Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena), is located within the Ministerial Department of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC), the equivalent of our FAA, under the jurisdiction of the Chilean Air Force. It is responsible for the analysis of selected reports of unexplained aerial phenomena in Chilean airspace, most of them from pilots and aviation personnel.
The photos were taken at the Collahuasi copper mine, more than 14,000 feet above sea level in the Andean plateau in the far north of Chile. An extremely remote location with low oxygen levels and unusually clear skies, the area is desolate and inhospitable.
Your spirit is the artist. Your thoughts are the paintbrush. The Universe is your canvas…With your love, paint away. ~ Brad Johnson
A couple of weeks ago, the featured presenter at the Victoria Metaphysical and Intuitive Development Group was Brad Johnson, from Vancouver. Brad channels Adronis, an entity from Siruis A’s star system, and the Victoria presentation included a visit from Adronis.
The evening was an energetic exploration of different aspects of spiritual growth, first with a discussion/lecture by Brad, followed by Adronis (channeled via Brad) answering questions from the 80+ people in attendance.
For one, I enjoyed the evening – Brad is a captivating speaker who gives not only detail but also his apparent passion for sharing both his experience and its place in healing people. In the video below, shot that evening, you can hear his overview for the first 28 minutes or so, followed by his channeling session (he is seated for that part of the evening.)
This filming gives you a pretty fair rendering of what happened & was shared that night – check it out!
Brad offers a wide range of classes & services – you can find out more about him & what he does (and his background!) at his Conscious Matrix website.
On his site, it says:
“Brad has mentioned on many occasions that there is really nothing special about what he does. It is an ability that everyone has access to. Whether one wishes to become a channeler or a conscious matrix communicator, it’s all within our grasp.
“All it requires is the commitment to live all elements of what such a lifestyle represents. We are all gifted in our own ways and will express our gifts in the themes that best suit us. Brad’s job has always been to awaken, inspire and expand, and this is what he aims for with dedication through every person he interacts with.”
Once a month, the Victoria Metaphysical and Intuitive Development Group meets over at the Fernwood Community Center (here’s their Facebook page, and you can find them in the postings for MeetUp groups in Victoria, BC). Co-facilitators Dawn & Sarah continue to find interesting & engaging presenters each month, and I’m sure glad they do what they do.
The other day I was daydreaming (when I was supposed to be meditating – what do you do?) about the time when I was six years old and my good parents took me to church one Sunday, with my brothers & sisters.
For some magical reason, the sermon that Sunday was about the first bit of the Gospel according to St. Matthew’s seventh chapter, about “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”
Of course, I thought it was clear: My grade one bully-friends at school needed to stop being mean to me, calling me stuff & telling me how lame I was. And it kinda grew from there.
After a few years & then decades, I came to feel it wasn’t about them, but about me & what I do. That little phrasing took anchor, and I love the ways it echoes, day after day, as I try it on in different sizes, with different results & different takes on it, that set up the next day’s run at sorting it out.
Then I ran into Lao Tzu, who said, If you keep your mind from judging, and aren’t led by the senses, your heart will find peace.”
And then, there’s Edgar Cayce, whose guides suggested: “Speak gently, speak kindly to those who falter. Ye know not their own temptation, nor the littleness of their understanding. Judge not as to this or that activity of another; rather pray that the light may shine even in their lives as it has in thine.
“These are the manners in which the sons and daughters of men may know His way. In this mundane sphere there comes to all that period when doubts and fears arise, even to doubting thine own self. These may easily be cast aside by knowing that He is in His holy temple and all is well.”
Lately, I’ve been getting to know (via YouTube & her websites & Facebook posts) a modern mystic named Laura Magdalene Eisenhower, whose celebration of the sacred feminine & the dance of spirit are key parts of her writing (as well as her observations on the way. starpeople are interacting with this planet.)
I’m honoured to re-post one of her essays here, expanding the discussion about this business of us judging others & ourselves. See what you think (and thanks, Laura Magdelene!):
It isn’t fair to gossip or bash people publicly or behind their back because we have our own unique relationship to individuals that we come across. It can contaminate the way people see each other, before they have a chance to even know for themselves.
The way people relate, and what they experience together, is not going to be the same for everyone — there may be past life karma that is unresolved, hidden memories that repel or attract, and any range of unconscious elements involved that influence how an interaction or dynamic plays out. There are things we activate in others and things that they activate in us, as well as things we don’t fully understand.
We are all different mixes of energies connecting in different ways.
This interview is a bit long (26 minutes), so you may have to wait till you get off work to check it out…Paul Hellyer adds his credible (I think) voice to the chorus of people who call for opening government files about what we know & what we can learn. When asked why there are no “credible” scientific evidence of UFO/extra-terrestrial life or contact, he answers that any real researcher who reviewed the cases he’s found would have trouble proving otherwise.
(In the video, the lips sometimes are a bit off from syncing with the voices, just to let you know it’s not you & your computer).
The Barenaked Ladies & Chris Hadfield (with the Wexford Gleeks) sang a song about a year ago with Chris singing from the International Space Station, hooked up to the studio in Toronto.
Put them together and what do you get? The first space-to-earth musical collaboration. The song, “I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) was commissioned by CBCMusic.ca and The Coalition for Music Education with the Canadian Space Agency to celebrate music education in schools across Canada.
It’s hard getting stories straight in the first place, but after 67 years it’s even tougher.
Even so, there is a new account that the fellow who worked in the highest military post in the 1950s affirmed that extraterrestrial folk were involved in 1947 Roswell event. The General died in 1982, buried with full honors in Arlington, and his story didn’t pass with him – he told his son. Here’s more, in this account by Anthony Bragalia:
Six weeks before he passed, the four-star General who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Eisenhower (and who was the Commander of the Air Materiel Command at Wright Field in July of 1947) confessed to his namesake son that the Roswell crash was an extraterrestrial event.
Even more astonishingly, he disclosed that one of the aliens had survived.
General Nathan Twining was a West Point grad who was born into a family that was long-associated with the military. As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he had risen to become the highest ranking military officer in the U.S. Armed Forces and principal military advisor to a President. Before retiring with over four decades of service, he was eligible to wear over 30 military medals.
Twining, concerned about the increasing rise in UFO reports during the summer of 1947, had advised the initiation of a formal study of the mysterious phenomenon. Known as Project Sign, this early official UFO study was authorized in December of 1947 by General Laurence Craige (Chief of Air Force R&D and implicated as Roswell-involved by Craige’s pilot, Ben Games.)
At the time of the Roswell incident Twining was at Wright Field (where the crash debris was flown) as Commander of the Air Materiel Command (AMC.) The AMC was charged with research, development, acquisition and flight testing of novel, prototype or foreign aircraft and weapons.
I first read Miriam Delicado’s book The Blue Star Fulfilling Prophecy a couple of years ago, and was immediately stuck by not only her sincerity & commitment to her message, but also her bravery in telling parts of her story. She is an easy-to-read, clear storyteller, with an important message from the stars.
Miriam’s story begins with her first contact with beings who don’t appear to be from this planet in 1988, and continues to the present. Here’s what the website description says:
How does a woman from a small town in British Columbia, Canada become involved in one of the most talked about prophecies on the planet today, the Hopi Blue Star Prophecy?
Learn how her life was completely changed after an encounter on a lonely highway with Tall Blond Aliens in 1988.
Miriam embarks on a journey into a world of secret governments, Clones, Russian Psychic Army recruiters, the Ancient Hopi People and Alien encounters.
Her path leads to the discovery of the family secret; her father is somehow involved with the Blond Aliens and has been since before her birth.
The truth that Aliens exist is only the beginning. Learn how they are connected to our world, to humanity and why they are contacting the people of Earth today.
They share warnings about a possible future in which our existence as a species is at risk. Read Blue Star to learn where the Safe Lands will be in the End Times and why the Aliens’ messages are important to all of us now!
She says: My relationship with the Hopi begins here. They are surprised by my knowledge and my presence among them. Both the Hopi and I appear to be intertwined in specific knowledge.
The journey leads me back to my hometown where both my sister and I remember an event in 1970 where the aliens gave me a gift to bury. We both remember we were to keep it hidden from our father.
Pieces of this great puzzle are explained from why the book was written to how each family member feels about my contact. I then share the messages the Tall Blond aliens asked me to tell the world.
If you’re like me, you may have observed the incredible technological advances of the past 150 years or so & said, appropriately, “Wow!” Electricity, space travel, medicine, ground & air travel, ways to carry goods, communications from phones to satellites & everything in between….all in a very brief span of time.
Have you ever wondered: Why didn’t people make these discoveries sooner? According to most histories, there are blips of advancement, but mostly that scene is pretty gradual & pretty quiet.
Now, according to Debbie West, there is ongoing research to show there was a lot going on….millenia ago. This is going to change the way you see the world:
Houston Anthropologist Reveals Irrefutable Proof that Recorded History Is Wrong
Evidence Found Across the Globe of Highly Evolved Human Species from before the Ice Age, Demand Scientific Recognition of our Past that Depicts Societies of Advanced Technology and Culture
Houston anthropologist Dr. Semir Osmanagich, founder of the Bosnian Archaeology Park, the most active archaeology site in the world, declares that irrefutable scientific evidence exists of ancient civilizations with advanced technology that leaves us no choice but to change our recorded history.
An examination of the age of structures across the earth reveals conclusively that they were built by advanced civilizations from over 29,000 years ago.
“Acknowledging that we are witness to fundamental proof of advanced civilizations dating back over 29,000 years and an examination of their societal structures forces the World to reconsider its understanding of the development of civilization and history,” explains Dr. Semir Osmanagich. “Conclusive data at the Bosnian Pyramid site revealed in 2008 and confirmed this year by several independent labs who conducted radio carbon testing dates the site at 29,400 +/-400 years minimum.”
The radiocarbon dating tests of 29,200 years +/- 400 years was done by Radiocarbon Lab from Kiew, Ukraine, on organic material found at the Bosnian Pyramid site. Physicist Dr. Anna Pazdur of Poland’s Silesian University first announced the news at a Press Conference in Sarajevo in August of 2008.
Professor of Classical Archaeology from the University of Alexandria Dr. Mona Haggag called this discovery “writing new pages in European and World history.” The C14 date of 29,000 years at the Bosnian Archaeological Park was obtained from a piece of organic material retrieved from a clay layer inside the outer casing to the pyramid. It follows a sample date obtained during the 2012 dig season on material located above the concrete at 24,800 years, meaning this structure has a construction profile stretching back almost 30,000 years.
“The ancient people who built these pyramids knew the secrets of frequency and energy. They used these natural resources to develop technologies and undertake construction on scales we have never witnessed on earth,” said Dr. Osmanagich. Evidence clearly shows that the pyramids were built asancient energy machines aligned with the earth’s energy grid, providing energy for healing as well as power.
Ancient historians in the US have news just as astonishing as anything found in the far corners of the globe. For instance, the Rockwall discovery outside of Dallas, Texas, is only one example of how we are now re-examining ancient mysteries to reveal more about our past, right in the United States. H2 (History 2) popular series Unearthing Ancient America recently filmed an episode about the Rockwall that will air later this year. The Texas site is a complex and massive wall ten miles in diameter built over 20,000 years ago and covered by soil seven stories below the ground. The question is by whom was this structure built and for what purpose and, most importantly, how can knowledge left by these past civilizations help shape our future?
Newly-revealed or rediscovered traces of ancient civilizations have ignited an innate curiosity about human origins as reflected by recent coverage in mainstream media and TV. The November 2013 issue of National Geographic: 100 Greatest Mysteries Revealed-Ancient Civilizations Unearthed says,
“Sometimes cultures leave behind mysteries that baffle those who come after them, from standing stones to coded manuscripts, indications that ancient people indeed had a profound purpose.”
Forward-thinking scientists continue to pursue knowledge from our past that is useful to determine a better future. Renowned author Michal Cremo in his book Forbidden Archeology theorizes that knowledge of advanced Homo-sapiens has been suppressed or ignored by the scientific establishment because it contradicts the current views of human origins that don’t agree with the dominant paradigm. Cremo’s body of work has been described as “a useful teaching resource, raising a wide range of issues covering aspects of knowledge transfer, sure to be provocative in the classroom.” It has been reviewed with widespread appraisal by hundreds of academic journals.
Gobekli Tepe in Eastern Turkey
Results clearly indicate that similar advanced civilizations of humans were present all across the globe at that time in history. For example, Gobekli Tepe located in Eastern Turkey, is a vast complex of enormous megalithic stone circles with a radius of between 10 and 20 meters, much larger than the well-known Stonehenge in Great Britain. Excavations at Gobekli Tepe that began there in 1995 revealed radio carbon dating at least 11,600 years. German archaeologist Dr. Klaus Schmidt from the German Archaeological Institute, Berlin, Germany, with the support of ArchaeoNova Institute from Heidelberg, Germany, has led the excavation of these recently-discovered pre-historic megalithic circles at the Turkey location.
“Gobekli Tepe is one of the most fascinating Neolithic locations in the world,” Dr. Klaus Schmidt claims. But as he explains in a recent report, to understand the new finds, archaeologists need to work closely with specialists in comparative religion, architectural and art theory, cognitive and evolutionary psychology, sociologists using social network theory, and others.
“It is the complex story of the earliest, large settled communities, their extensive networking, and their communal understanding of their world, perhaps even the first organized religions and their symbolic representations of the cosmos,” as reported by Klaus Schmidt.
In addition to the megalithic structures, figures and carvings have been discovered, depicting animals of pre historic nature such as dinosaurs and other wild life. Since excavations started in 1995, four of the circles have been partially cleaned, but it is thought that there are a total of up to 50 circles hidden underground. These vast monoliths, soaring seven meters in height and 25 tons in mass at Gobekli Tepe, are situated right in the heart of what we perceive as the origin of civilization. This find offers new guidance to the true history of earth and our ancient civilizations.
“Our archaeological research goal is not to simply uncover all of the megalithic circles but to try to figure out their purpose,” adds Schmidt.
The Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids now in the eighth year of excavation spans six square kilometers in the Visoko River Basin 40km northwest of Sarajevo. Comprised of four ancient pyramids almost three times the size of Giza and an extensive subterranean pyramid tunnel complex, new discoveries each year continue to reveal proof of a much different history of mankind on earth. The central pyramid of the Sun rises a colossal 420 meters in to the air and has a mass of millions of tons. By comparison the Great pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) in the Giza plateau is 146 meters high, making the Bosnian Pyramids the largest and oldest known pyramids on the planet. Since research began at the Bosnian site, Dr. Osmanagich has amazed the scientific and archaeological community by gathering a team of interdisciplinary engineers, physicists and researchers from around the world to conduct open and transparent investigation of the site to try and discover the true nature and purpose of this pyramidal complex.
“This is an unknown culture presenting highly-advanced arts and sciences, technology capable of forming truly massive structures and we believe in that process demonstrating an ability to harness pure energy resources,” comments Tim Moon, who has recently joined Osmanagich as lead archeologist at the Bosnian site.
The archaeological project delivered another significant finding this year in the pyramid tunnel complex known as Ravine. Tunneling deep into a ridge line leading toward the Pyramid of the Sun the team has unearthed several megalith stones. In August an enormous stone estimated at 25,000 kgs was uncovered approximately 400 meters into the labyrinth. “This is a hugely significant find,”comments Moon. “Here we have a massive stone, possibly a constructed ceramic, buried under hundreds of thousands of tons of material. We are locating foundation walls around its perimeter and cut stone blocks.” Large quantities of artifacts have been recovered from the associated tunnels leading to the site, including effigies painted on stone, art objects and a series of hieroglyphics or ancient texts carved into the tunnel walls.
Dr. Osmangich stresses that it is time for open sharing of knowledge so we can understand and learn from our past.
“It is time for us to open our minds to the true nature of our origin and destruction of each other as a civilization on this planet. Our mission here is to realign science with spirituality in order to progress as a species, and this demands a clear path of shared knowledge.”
Visitors are welcome to the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids and its Foundation offers a volunteer program each dig season, running June to September.
Deborah West worked in corporate public relations and media for over 20 years and is currently a freelancer, reporting on a wide variety of topics including disclosure, ancient and multidimensional civilizations, the the shift in humanity’s consciousness and brings truthful reporting to topics ranging from healthcare to energy.
She writes a column called Lost Knowledge at The New Era Times and has a weekly radio show called Lost Knowledge on Tuesdays 3-5pm CST. To see her articles go here.
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How Many Astronauts Believe Aliens Exist? All of them, according to former Space Station commander Chris Hadfield. At least somewhere.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield is a reasonable man, a former commander of the International Space Station, and a social media superstar.
He recently went on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show to discuss his life and career when a caller asked him about the existence of “alien life.”
“I don’t know of any astronauts who think we’re alone in the universe,” Hadfield replied.
Now, he’s obviously not talking about the UFO-Area-51 imaginary kind of aliens. He’s commenting on the possibility that somewhere out there, on some other planet, there are the bags of chemicals we call organisms reproducing themselves.
And in that belief, he’s in the mainstream of astrobiological thought, as Lane Wallace explained this week. There are just so many galaxies, which are filled with so many stars, which are circled by so many planets … How could there not be life, even if we haven’t found it?
The Dalai Lama spoke at the University of Portland earlier this year, and as part of his visit, shared his thoughts about what he hopes is the way we humans would greet extraterrestrial visitors.
You can see the whole presentation (it’s about an hour & a half) here if you’d like.
Thought for the day…
"A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So they lose touch with reality, and live in a world of illusion." -- Alan Watts
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