reply to post by OzWeatherman
I have followed this 'hollow earth' story for maybe a year-and-a-half now. Not very long, I know, and I haven't 'researched' it very deeply at
all. But the idea does
Of course, when I first stumbled across this bizarre theory one day while surfing the net during lunch at my job, and by the way, a job I no longer
have anymore (
), my 'gut' reaction was that it had to be impossible.
In my case that's always
my first reaction to information
does not fit into my 'working database.' And, I think that's pretty much a totally normal response. Sort of our own 'built-in
filter' you might say - otherwise our brains would just completely fill up with new 'facts' and thereby probably explode
thus causing a
great deal of shock and dismay to all those who formerly knew us and also being a great deal of trouble for those others who's job it might be to
clean up all that nasty mess ...
Anyway, the 'seed was planted' I guess you could say, and since then I have turned this notion over in my mind again and again - just considering
the whole thing.
At this point I am of the opinion that it is still
an interesting idea, and also, as others in this thread, I believe have already mentioned,
one which cannot be ruled out.
I have come to realize that there is indeed
a great deal of anecdotal evidence referring to this theory. Of course these many 'data points',
sprinkled across the centuries, I think would be fair to say, in no way constitute 'scientific evidence.' But, then again, anybody whose read some
of my comments on 'modern science' already knows I don't really consider 'science' to be very 'scientific' at all. And this is for many
reasons, most of which are strictly of a 'political' nature. So, in this sense, 'hollow earth theory' seems to me to be pretty much as
'scientific' as the rest of 'mainstream science' is. I am sure this will ruffle a few feathers here on the boards at ATS. This just happens to be
my own opinion about the matter, and as they say, with all due respect as well, "to each his own."
Lots of anecdotal evidence, anyway, about this hollow earth idea. Too numerous to mention here, and the OP'er ( hey, OZ ) and others as well, I am
sure, are far more acquainted with this material than I am. As I say, it's merely an 'interest' which hangs about in the back of my mind. Yet,
still the 'database' is growing, because such anecdotal information is no longer being 'immediately rejected' anymore.
For instance, I am currently reading a very strange book entitled, "Beelzebub's
Tales to His Grandson
." The author, Gurdjieff, claims that while travels somewhere in the mid-east during his youth he came in contact with an
'ancient and secret brotherhood.' Later he claims to have actually lived at one of their compounds, purportedly somewhere in the Himalayas.
During his stay there he claims to have seen many incredible things of a 'technical' nature and of 'immense antiquity.' Further, the implication
is that information he gained though his association with this 'brotherhood' formed the basis of his methaphysical teachings. 'Beelzebubs Tales'
is supposedly filled with the 'deeply disguised secrets' of this brotherhood.
It's a very long book, makes almost no sense, and is extremely tedious. Gurdjieff recommends it should be read 'three times.' In my case, there is
little liklihood this will ever happen ...
In 'The Tales,' Beelzebub is always
referring, among many, many other strange things, to human beings as those 'beings' who are living on
the 'surface of that ill-fated planet,' Earth.
As far as that goes, admittedly, it's not much. But why the constant reference to living on the 'surface' of the planet? Where the heck else
a 'being' be living on that 'ill-fated planet?'
Where indeed ...
Perhaps on the 'inside' of the hollow
I know it's an absurd notion. But, again, there is something about this that just won't leave me alone. It's weird ...
I know I've tried everybody's patience here beyond all reasonable bounds, since I have wandered this far out into 'the weeds' already, permit me
just a few more lines -
Gurdjieff is no fool. Far from it. A review of "In Search of the Miraculous
P. D. Ouspensky, will prove beyond any doubt Gurdjieff certainly came by an amazing and totaly unique body of information unlike anything anybody else
has ever openly expounded.
Of course, all this is just another, "enigma within a conundrum,"
as they say, and really sheds nothing new on the matter of the 'hollow
earth,' except, in 'some strange way,' it might.
Finally, a short clip I have not seen before, but is probably nothing new to anybody else, but I'll include it here anyway.
For reference, the OP image -
Aurora Australis - NASA
(click to open player in new window)
Source : The Hollow Earth Blogspot
Ok, I'm done now ...
Please don't report this post as a t&c violation !