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Originally posted by Arm Of GeddonOnce the mind is disease free and kept that way, no form of mind control, no matter how deep, can ever take root. ATS becomes a place to study psychology and to test self on staying alert and intellectually honest.
The Demon-Haunted World is a collection of twenty-five essays, several written with Sagan's wife, Ann Druyan. The essays range in scope from eloquent paeans to science to impassioned denunciations of bigotry, from humorous accounts of a variety of pseudoscientific endeavors to serious attempts to understand the nature of alien abduction delusions. With intelligence and wit, and the rational calmness that is his trademark, Sagan takes on a wide variety of topics, among them: alien abductions, astrology, Atlantis, the Bell Curve, channeling, crop circles, demons, electromagnetism, ESP, the face on Mars, fairies, faith healing, magic, miracles, prayer, religion, Roswell, satanic rituals, therapy, and, of course, one of his favorite topics, UFOs and extraterrestrials. Only Velikovsky gets ignored this time around. Through each of his essays he extols the virtues of skepticism, empirical evidence and control studies, while uncovering a multitude of errors and weaknesses in the positions of occultists, paranormalists, supernaturalists and pseudoscientists. And he does so with extreme grace, gentility and civility.
In fact, if there is anything I disagree with in Sagan's book it is probably his encouragement of skeptics to be as civil as he is in dealing with what skeptics see as the dark that extinguishes the candle. He writes
...the chief deficiency I see in the skeptical movement is in its polarization: US vs. Them--the sense that we have a monopoly on the truth; that those other people who believe in all these stupid doctrines are morons; that if you're sensible, you'll listen to us; and if not, you're beyond redemption. This is unconstructive....whereas a compassionate approach that from the beginning acknowledges the human roots of pseudoscience and superstition might be much more widely accepted.
If we understand this, then of course we feel the uncertainty and pain of the abductees, or those who dare not leave home without consulting their horoscopes....such compassion for kindred spirits in a common quest also works to make science and the scientific method less off-putting, especially to the young.
Many pseudoscientific and New Age belief systems emerge out of dissatisfaction with conventional values and perspectives--and are therefore themselves a kind of skepticism.
I agree that it is unconstructive to be dogmatic, to call other people 'morons' or their ideas 'stupid.' I also agree that compassion is the appropriate response for people who have been duped by deluded therapists into believing incredible and harmful things. But I don't think it is the appropriate response to the therapists. We should go after them, and go after them aggressively with the bluntest instruments our language can muster. Likewise for the purveyors of pseudoscientific and New Age rubbish. To the L. Ron Hubbards, Helen Schucmans, Aleister Crowleys, John Macks, Budd Hopkins and Wade Quattlebaums of the world I say show no mercy!
Originally developed for and utilized by The Department Of Defense for intelligence collection purposes, Technical Remote Viewing is the trained ability to acquire accurate direct knowledge of things and events — targets — distant in time or space, in the past, present, or future, while conscious awareness remains totally “blind” to details about the target itself. TRV is a highly structured and standardized data collection skill. Like any other skill, practice is required to become proficient.
Since 1989, when PSI TECH ushered the remote viewing technology out of the confines of military intelligence, PSI TECH has been the world leader in developing, testing, and refining Technical Remote Viewing training programs for our students. PSI TECH pioneered commercial remote viewing services and was the first company to offer remote viewing training. We also pioneered the world's first remote viewing distance learning programs, which in the last decade spawned an entire industry.
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"I have been involved in a lot of very, very deep, dark black occult projects."
"I have never been assigned to a unit that has suffered more ostracism, been looked upon with more fear."
The Stargate Project was one of a number of code names used to cover "remote viewing programs". Others included Sun Streak, Grill Flame, Center Lane by DIA and INSCOM, and SCANATE by CIA, from the 1970s, through to 1995. It was an offshoot of research done at Stanford Research Institute (SRI).
The research program was launched partly because some intelligence officers believed a 'psi-gap' had emerged between America and the Soviet Union, for example the reputed abilities of Nina Kulagina. But it was also borne of the soul searching that took place in the American military post-Vietnam, and a willingness that subsequently emerged to 'think outside the box,' as exemplified by Jim Channon's 'First Earth Battalion' briefing.
The first [unit], beginnning in... 1980, had me as a targeting officer at the secretary of defense level, at the national agency level. My job there was to choose among America's intelligence collection priorities, mostly - those were weapons of mass destruction - and to select targets, and to engineer penetration missions using any means at my disposal. And cart blanche, when it came to funding, orchestrate the successful penetration of those targets - that is, facilities, programs, people, those kinds of things. ... I'm talking about intelligence targeting. ... They involved boxes in the sky that look down and through buildings, they involved agents underground and training case officers to manage those agents, they involved extremely sophisticated technologies.
David Morehouse PhD is the worlds leading Remote Viewing teacher, and has trained tens of thousands in this fascinating and life changing protocol. Formerly a highly decorated special operations officer in the US Army, he is the subject of a soon to be released movie. He is author of the international best-seller Psychic Warrior which is available in 14 languages.
He also bragged about his ability to kill her. During one sexual tryst:
"he liked to cut my food for me, and sometimes asked if he could feed me."
"He was squeezing my neck with my jugular vein or something and I asked him, 'What are you doing?' He said, 'Oh, I was just trying to find your jugular vein. How does that feel? Do you know how easy it would be for me to kill you right now?'"
A few minutes later he started laughing.
"He was acting very strange that night and was kind of quiet, too. He kept looking around. I asked him, I said, 'What are you looking for? Why do you keep looking around?' He said, 'I'm looking for a good area, a good set of woods, so I can take you out and tie you up to a tree and murder you.'"
Originally posted by Beelzebubba
Shawnna, how did you find the 'Sinister Forces' series? I felt that Levenda did not dig deeply enough into the arcana that has shaped the U.S.A. He had some very interesting points, and some great tidbits of information but in the end his conclusion was disappointing. A very Jungian outlook on the whole phenomena.
I have found the work of a few others to be much more enlightening.
Originally posted by nightwing
Obediance research is an interesting area, and I think one curious place
to start is with the experiments of Dr. Stanley Milgram.
Question: What does the "37" stand for in Peter Gabriel's song, "We do what we're told-Milgram's 37"?
Answer: The "37" refers to the percentage of subjects (rounded off from 37.5 %) who were disobedient--that is, stopped short of the maximum 450-volt shock--in the Voice-Feedback condition (Experiment 2). The results for this condition are usually reported in terms of the percentage of subjects who were obedient (62.5 %), but Gabriel decided to highlight the defiant subjects instead.
Originally posted by Toc
I'm convinced some moderators are assisting the covert group and probably quite a few members as well.
They are everywhere, so i don't see why they wouldn't be here as well.