Tuesday 26 May 2009

Have Jordan and Peter Split?

Does anybody give a shit!?

We've got villages being wiped out in Afghanistan so that an oil company can build a pipeline through it. A child is dying every minute of hunger. The Earth is being poisoned by chemicals and electromagnetic slurry... but all people are talking about is Peter and Jordan!
They only got together because the Reality TV script demanded it. See here for background: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2007/10/ive-recently-written-here-about-fake.html

One of the methods the Authorities use to control us is to fill the media with irrelevant garbage and so keep us distracted from useful information. See Silent Weapons For a Quiet War: http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/silentweaponsforquietwars.htm

This is the most interesting bit:
Experience has proven that the simplest method of securing a silent weapon and gaining control of the public is to keep the public undisciplined and ignorant of basic systems principles on the one hand, while keeping them confused, disorganized, and distracted with matters of no real importance on the other hand.
This is achieved by:
(1) Disengaging their minds, sabotaging their mental activities, by providing a low quality program of public education in mathematics, logic, systems design, and economics, and by discouraging technical creativity.
(2) Engaging their emotions, increasing their self-indulgence and their indulgence in emotional and physical activities, by:
(a) unrelenting emotional affrontations and attacks (mental and emotional rape) by way of a constant barrage of sex, violence, and wars in the media - especially the T.V. and the newspapers.
(b) giving them what they desire - in excess - "junk food for thought" and depriving them of what they really need.
Keep the adult public attention diverted away from the real social issues, and captivated by matters of no real importance.
Keep the public entertainment below a sixth grade level.

Silent Weapons... really reads like a modern version of the Protocols of Zion which I discuss here: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2008/02/protocols-of-zion.html . The only difference is the more modern language and the lack of a nomination for the identity of the antagonists. But as I say in the linked article, I suspect that the reference to Jews was not included by the Protocols' original authors. The true authors of both I think are the same!

(Adapted from a contemprary HPANWO Voice Story.)

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Saturday 23 May 2009

The Houdini Code

Harry Houdini is one of the most famous names in the history of illusionism and extreme entertainment. He became famous for being able to escape from any form of confinement from handcuffs, prison cells, milk churns, beer barrels, water tanks and even the belly of a beached whale! Some of his shows were filmed, like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbvZZsYZmEY and: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUbytEgTXZQ&NR=1 . He was also the James Randi of his time. In the grief-stricken aftermath of his mother’s death he went on a crusade against what he saw as the massive web of lies and delusion that was Spiritualism. He investigated mediums, exposing frauds and offered people a cash reward to prove that their supernatural abilities were real. Like many magicians he felt annoyed that people could claim real paranormal abilities while using, as he saw it, the same stage conjuring tricks that he did. He died of peritonitis on October the 31st 1926, but before he died he and his wife Bess made a pact. He realized that the mediums would claim to raise his spirit during séances so he gave her a coded message, unknown to all except the two of them, that he would relate to her if it really was him so she could know if the psychics were genuine or not. It seems that despite his Skepticism he did take the idea of spirits of the dead contacting the living seriously! He even advised her to host her own psychic events and invite the mediums along to prove their abilities. Bess did as he wished and eventually began to hold a traditional Spiritualist service on the evening of every anniversary of his death, Halloween. After 10 years she gave up and the last Houdini séance was held at Hollywood’s Knickerbocker hotel in 1936… or at least that’s one side to the story.

As is so often the case, history, far from being the simple rendition of established, undisputable facts that it is popularly supposed to be, is told for a political purpose, a desire to influence those who hear it. Different influencers tell different histories and the same event in time can sound like hundreds until finding out what really happened has become a journey through a maze of propaganda and deception. As I’ve mentioned before in my review of Ian Crane’s Swine Flu meeting (http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2009/04/emergency-swine-flu-meeting-with-ian.html) older books are being withheld and destroyed because of the seditious information they might contain. A copy of Readers Digest- Into The Unknown, a big hardback paranormal encyclopaedia, came inadvertently into my hands the other day. It was an unexpected gift from Lee, a Brother Porter of mine. After reading the books by Lyall Watson (see the link to the Ian Crane article) I’ve become keen on old books and eager to discover if they contain any secrets absent from more recent titles. This book was published in 1981 and sure enough, it gives us a new slant on the Houdini tale: The Halloween anniversary séances were not the only ones Bess carried out. In February 1928 a medium called Arthur Ford announced to Bess that her husband was present and wished to come through. He then related a single word from their secret code. Bess was apparently impressed and said that the message was the first one she’d had which had “the appearance of truth”. She invited Ford to her home and asked him to proceed with a follow-up séance. The spirit reappeared and related the words: “Rosabelle”, “Answer”, “Pray-answer”, “Look”, “Answer-answer” and “Tell”. They were particular words that Houdini had picked out of one of his personal letters; ironically the letter had been from his friend Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, who shared Houdini’s interest in psychical research, but was an ardent believer (See: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2009/05/cottingley-fairies.html). Bess wrote at the time that she had received “the correct message prearranged between Mr Houdini and myself”. Later on she retracted that statement for unspecified reasons. The whole matter is shrouded in controversy and dispute, but one thing’s for sure: the simple and positive “Houdini never came through”, the line you’ll usually hear in official histories and the Skeptical media stories about Houdini, is in doubt.

I’m very interested in Spiritualism and I don’t buy the position of mainstream academia and Skeppers like Houdini, that it is all nonsense and trickery. The phenomenon is not as clear-cut as such people pretend or believe. I go into the matter in some depth in my review of M Lamar Keene’s The Psychic Mafia: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2008/08/psychic-mafia-by-m-lamar-keene.html . As I explain in this review, in Spiritualist churches I’ve never seen any ringing bells or levitating tables or any of the other trinkets and trappings that are the supposed mainstay of Spiritualism. What’s more my experience of Spiritualism is not confined to second-hand messages from mediums, but from personal experience. I may even be becoming a medium myself! If I am then I promise you that I am not a stage conjurer and know of no illusionist tricks that can replicate what I perceive. “But” say the Skeppers “You would say that, wouldn’t you, Ben?”

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Wednesday 13 May 2009

The Cottingley Fairies

Photo 1 Photo 2

Photo 3

Photo 4

Photo 5 (The most interesting of all for reasons I describe below)

Many thanks to Ellis Taylor (See links column) for bringing this matter to my attention.

The case of the Cottingley Fairies has become synonymous with deep, dark and persuasive mysteries which subsequently get completely neutralized and become figures of anger, embarrassment and ridicule.

In July 1917 two young girls, Frances Griffiths and her cousin Elise Wright, took Elsie’s father’s Butcher Midget No. 1 magazine-loaded camera to a patch of waste ground behind their house in Cottingley, Yorkshire, and took photographs of each other that include figures which appear to be tiny winged humanoid beings. The beings were dressed and had hairstyles that matches the popular modern Western European image of Fairies. The girls never intended the photos to be viewed by anyone other than their own family and Elsie developed them herself in her own darkroom. But her mother Polly was convinced that they were genuine. She was a Theosophist and so took them to show-and-tell at a meeting in Harrogate where they came to the attention of the famous author and paranormal investigator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote to the girls and was very interested in their case. He even bought them a new camera with some free film-plates and asked them to try and get further evidence that would hopefully settle the matter once and for all. Unfortunately the press got involved and Elsie and Frances soon became the subject of unexpected and unwanted media attention. For the next 60 years supernatural researchers argued vehemently over the authenticity of the Cottingley Fairy photographs. But then just before their deaths in 1986 and 1988, Frances and Elsie confessed: “The photographs were all fakes” they were quoted as saying. The fairy figures were nothing but paper cutouts held in place with hatpins. The media had a field day and broadcast their supposed revelation around the globe. The Skeptics lapped it up (One wonders why they are so dismissive of other deathbed confessions like Walter Haut’s!) Here we see Archpriest-Militant Skeptic Knight Extraordinaire James Randi on a characteristic I-told-you-so trip, explaining how the clues were there all along: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oveXCII3w30 . That was the end of it; case closed thought most people, including myself.

But I’ve recently discovered that there is an additional piece of information that the original news stories on the girl’s confessions did not report, or if they reported it they did so evasively. In the above clip Randi describes Photo 1 as the most important; he is either mistaken or lying. Before she died, Frances announced that although the girls had indeed faked the first four photos, the fifth one was genuine. This astonished me; I assumed that the original deathbed confessions had been the end of the matter. Here you can see a clip from a TV programme in January 2009, The Antiques Roadshow, in which Frances’ daughter and granddaughter reveal Frances’ true statement; no doubt the editors overlooked it because this programme doesn’t normally discuss paranormal phenomena: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN3DpHDKFMg . The fifth photo looks very different in style to the others and to her last breath Frances swore that it was genuine. I wonder why she’d do that if she and Elsie had really fabricated all of them. Another thing: Take a closer look at it. Just in front of the foreground being by the picture's right hand edge there is what looks to me like another entity. Only its head is visible because it is hidden by vegetation. I’m a bit ashamed of myself. I fell for the “Doug n’ Dave” hoax a few years ago and I should have learned my lesson by now; see here: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2008/05/plankers.html . I wonder how many other supposedly-debunked phenomena are actually still alive and well, but we've just not heard of them yet. They’ve been glossed over by propaganda and narrow-minded investigators with homespun explanations; and now we're just waiting to pick up the true story on unrelated, and therefore uncensored, programmes like The Antiques Roadshow.

Do I believe in fairies? In a word, yes. Contrary to popular belief fairies, pixies, leprechauns etc are still spotted by 21st Century people, some of them are very credible witnesses who provide good evidence; Elsie and Frances were not the only people to capture them on film. John Pickering and Katie Hall have too; in fact they’ve become very skillful at producing images of etheric beings. Here’s their website where you can buy their book: http://www.lights2beyond.com/ . John has also recently written an article for Nexus magazine (see links column). Sometimes these images are produced unwittingly and the unordinary being only appears when the photo is developed. A good example is the case of the Solway Firth Spaceman.

See my previous two articles on the subject here:
http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2008/03/solway-firth-spaceman.html and http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2008/01/solway-firth-spaceman-2.html . Here we see a 1964 photograph of Elizabeth Templeton, a young girl with an unearthly being behind her. The photographer did not see the being at the time he took the shot and it was only revealed on the resulting negative and print. Photoes of fairies actually don’t often resemble the typical modern Walt Disney tutu-wearing winged waif. Beings of tribal myth are usually described in forms more akin to ghosts or aliens and they have been seen in the vicinity of UFO landing sites. Some even claim that the similarities indicate that elemental beings and aliens are related phenomena. Older indigenous artwork and descriptions of fairies support this; Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Norse and pagan legends from many other cultures tell of Fairies that both look and behave just like aliens of the modern times do. Could they be the same thing, or at least something very similar?