Mind Control in Australia

By DAVID THRUSSELL Philosophers and pundits have long discussed the nature of ‘reality’ itself. For convenience and simplicity we might consider two parallel ‘realities’: one a ‘physical reality’ (the limitations of the body, the physical environment, the mechanical activities and necessities of day-to-day survival) and another ‘mental’ or ‘psychic reality’: the lens through which your mind organises, filters and constructs both an internal and external landscape – a worldview (or supposition … [Read more...]

The Next Big Bang: Human Consciousness & the Universe’s Ultimate Secret

By JIM STEMPEL The stream of human knowledge is heading toward a non-physical reality. The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine. – Sir James Jeans For at least two hundred years science has been telling us that any ideas of spirituality we might hold dear are little more than ignorant leftovers of a superstitious past – foolish relics. But the truth is, physics itself, that most foundational of all sciences, has now progressed far beyond that initial, … [Read more...]

Do Psychopaths Run the World?

By NICK PARKINS Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it. – John Lennon (1940-1980), English singer and songwriter Lennon and others externalise the apparent paranoia that wells up inside us. “The world has gone mad!” More often than not we partition this voice off, content to view the world as others prescribe it. But who … [Read more...]

Nothing Is True, Everything is Permitted: The Untold Story of Brion Gysin

By MATTHEW LEVI STEVENS If Brion Gysin had not existed, it probably would have been necessary to invent him, as the saying goes. Pre-eminent multimedia psychedelic shaman of the latter-half of the twentieth century, Gysin was something of a jack-of-all-trades: artist, calligrapher, entrepreneur, kinetic sculptor, novelist, performance artist, photographer, poet, raconteur, restaurateur, and traveller in this-and-other worlds. Brion did it all. Even a brief list of the names he crossed paths … [Read more...]

[Trapped] in The Net: What They Don’t Tell You About the Internet & Social Media

By DAVID THRUSSELL “Technological progress is carrying us to inevitable disaster.” – Theodore J. Kaczynski (a.k.a. ‘The Unabomber’) Flawed, to a depth unlike any other beast in the animal kingdom, human beings rapaciously despoil their own environment and continue to conduct activities that appear to threaten the very existence of the biosphere – our home, planet Earth. Through the latter half of the 20th century an insatiable technological race to develop weapons of mass annihilation … [Read more...]

The Ancient Art of Memory & the Modern Science of Dreaming

By ERIC WARGO I’m old enough to remember a time before we knew that birds were just a modern form of dinosaurs. Like many children in the 1970s, I thought dinosaurs were the coolest things ever, partly because they were so remote in time, so very extinct. But to later find out what palaeontologists were just then realising, that these ancient monsters were still around us everywhere, always audible outside the window, was mind-blowing and inspiring in a whole new way. Something similar is … [Read more...]

Poisoned Mind: Social Media in the 21st Century

By DAVID THRUSSELL According to an article on the website of ‘Radio Free Europe’, a nondescript modern 4-storey building on Savushkina Street, St. Petersburg, houses the innocuously titled ‘Internet Research Centre’. Inside the building operate government controlled and tasked teams of professional ‘trolls’. Spread across approximately 40 rooms, the trolls prowl the Internet in 12 hour shifts, generating pro-Kremlin comments and ‘gaming’ Internet forums and online conversations. St. … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Unplug from the Matrix Before Our Brains are Totally Rewired

By DANIEL TAYLOR Within 20 years, according to top Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers, nearly half of all jobs currently occupied by humans will be automated by computers or robots. What purpose will these formerly employed individuals fulfil? The elite of society have been discussing this epic moment for decades. In April of 2000, Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, wrote an article for Wired magazine called “Why the future doesn’t need us.” The premise of the article … [Read more...]

Does Telepathy Conflict With Science? Many are Starting to Think Not

By CHRIS CARTER Recently, journalist Steven Volk was surprised to discover that leading skeptical psychologist Richard Wiseman has admitted that the evidence for telepathy is so good that “by the standards of any other area of science, [telepathy] is proven.” Mr Volk goes on to write, “Even more incredibly, as I report in Fringe-ology, another leading skeptic, Chris French, agrees with him.” Mr Volk might even be more surprised to learn that back in 1951 psychologist Donald Hebb wrote … [Read more...]

Time, Entanglement & Consciousness

By ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D. Over the past year [2011-2012] a number of new, potentially momentous, discoveries have been made in the realms of quantum and particle physics. On the one hand, they stand to rock the very foundations of modern physics and the common-sense reality that most people live their everyday lives by. On the other hand, these same discoveries lend further support to the reality of both paranormal phenomena and the literal veracity of ancient wisdom. In particular, I am here … [Read more...]