Volume 11, Number 02 – 01/24/2008

Volume 11, Number 02 01/24/2008 Edited by John L. Petersen
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In This Issue:

Conference Announcement – Matrix Energetics Seminar
Future Facts – From Think Links
Think Links – The Future in the News…Today
A Final Quote



The Arlington Institute would like to call your attention to the Matrix Energetics Seminar which will be taking place in Baltimore over the weekend February 29 – March 3, 2008. The seminar will be taught by Matrix Energetics founder, Dr. Richard Bartlett, D.C., N.D.

Matrix Energetics merges the sciences of subtle energy and quantum physics with the incredible power of our own active imaginations and focused intent to produce physical and verifiable effects. it is a system of healing, self-care and transformation. It is a transferable and teachable phenomenon, powered by intent, which has a physical and observable effect every time. The tools taught in the seminar are simply a language used to access this pathway and map the transformation that occurs. Complete beginners as well as seasoned health care practitioners are able to perform and utilize this work to affect change-with no waiting and no running of energy. Anyone can learn this skill and practice Matrix Energetics.

This Level 1 seminar will teach you how to access and use the matrix to make physical and observable changes instantly. We teach you to move outside the concept of a problem set into a new solution set – where transformation becomes a power that you co-create with. Specific techniques are taught which utilize the power of active imagination, focused intent, playfulness, and a soft gentle touch technique to create real-time changes in physical and emotional patterns. Some specific techniques taught are 2-point, archetype and time travel. Also learn to work with amazing 21 key healing frequencies that can be utilized as a complete self care system or to enhance all the techniques taught.

Descriptions of the seminars can be found here:
https://www.matrixenergetics.com/seminardesc.aspx
https://www.matrixenergetics.com/seminar-registration.aspx?semid=107

Event and hotel information can be found here:
https://www.matrixenergetics.com/seminar-info.aspx?semid=107


FUTURE FACTS – FROM THINK LINKS
DID YOU KNOW THAT…

  • An ape has trounced British (human) memory champion.
  • Experiments to create Britain’s first embryos combining human and animal material will begin within months.
  • A French company has developed a pollution-free car which runs on compressed air.
  • China is facing its most severe power shortage ever as some plants reduce capacity rather than rack up losses by selling electricity at low, government set rates.

NEW REALITIES
Ape Trounces the Best of the Human World in Memory Competition – (Daily Mail – January 26, 2008)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article
_id=510260&in_page_id=1770

When scientists found out that chimps had better memories than students, there were unkind comments about the caliber of the human competition they faced. But now an ape has gone one better, trouncing British memory champion Ben Pridmore. Ayumu, a seven-year-old male brought up in captivity in Japan, did three times as well as Mr Pridmore at a computer game which involved remembering the position of numbers on a screen. And that’s no mean feat – the 30-year-old accountant is capable of memorizing the order of a shuffled pack of cards in under 30 seconds.


 

GENTICS/HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

A Dog’s Stem Cell Life
USDA Recommends that Food from Clones Stay Off the Market
Team Creates Rat Heart Using Cells of Baby Rats
Animal-Human Embryo Research is Approved
Scientists Produce Embryo Clones of 2 Men, Using Skin Cells
Synthetic Life Advance Reported
A Scientific Breakthrough Could Mean Humans Live for Hundreds of Years

A Dog’s Stem Cell Life – (ABC News – January 9, 2008)
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4109559&page=1
In the race to perfect “regenerative medicine,” stem cell therapy for animals is ahead of treatment for humans because it is not so strictly regulated. It’s not experimental — it’s here.
And while the debate rages over the ethics of embryonic stem cell research, doctors have made stunning progress with “adult” stem cells recovered from body fat. They are less powerful than embryonic cells, but they don’t require the destruction of an embryo. There are no side effects and no problems with rejection, because the patient is also the cell donor.

USDA Recommends that Food from Clones Stay Off the Market – (Washington Post – January 16, 2008)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/15/AR2008011501555_pf.html
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has asked U.S. farmers to keep their cloned animals off the market indefinitely even as Food and Drug Administration officials announced that food from cloned livestock is safe to eat. Executives from the nation’s major cattle cloning companies conceded that they have not been able to keep track of how many offspring of clones have entered the food supply, despite a years-old request by the FDA to keep them off the market pending completion of the agency’s safety report. At least one Kansas cattle producer also disclosed yesterday that he has openly sold semen from prize-winning clones to many U.S. meat producers in the past few years, and that he is certain he is not alone.

Team Creates Rat Heart Using Cells of Baby Rats – (New York Times – January 14, 2008)
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/14/health/14heart.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
Medicine’s dream of growing new human hearts and other organs to repair or replace damaged ones received a significant boost when University of Minnesota researchers reported success in creating a beating rat heart in a laboratory. But the researchers cautioned that the dream, if it is ever realized, is still at least 10 years away. The researchers removed all the cells from a dead rat heart, leaving the valves and outer structure as scaffolding for new heart cells injected from newborn rats. Within two weeks, the cells formed a new beating heart that conducted electrical impulses and pumped a small amount of blood.

Animal-Human Embryo Research is Approved – (Times Online – January 18, 2008)
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article3204128.ece
Experiments to create Britain’s first embryos combining human and animal material will begin within months. A British government authority has given its approval to two research teams to carry out the controversial work. Scientists at King’s College London, and the University of Newcastle will inject human DNA into empty eggs from cows to create embryos known as cytoplasmic hybrids, which are 99.9 per cent human in genetic terms. The experiments are intended to provide insights into diseases such as Parkinson’s and spinal muscular atrophy by producing stem cells containing genetic defects that contribute to these conditions.

Scientists Produce Embryo Clones of 2 Men, Using Skin Cells – (International Herald Tribune – January 17, 2008)
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/01/17/america/NA-MED-US-Cloned-Embryos.php
Scientists in California say they have produced embryos that are clones of two men, a potential step toward developing scientifically valuable stem cells. However, actual stem cells were not produced by the new embryos. Because of that, experts reacted coolly to the research. The next big advance will be to create a human embryonic stem cell line from cloned embryos. This has yet to be achieved.

Synthetic Life Advance Reported – (BBC News – January 24, 2008)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7203186.stm
A US team reports it has built the entire DNA code of a common bacterium in the laboratory using blocks of genetic material. The group hopes eventually to use engineered genomes to make organisms that can produce clean fuels and take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Based on publication of the research, some have ethical concerns. These critics have been calling for several years now for a debate on the risks of creating “artificial life” in a test tube.

A Scientific Breakthrough Could Mean Humans Live for Hundreds of Years – (Independent – January 23, 2008)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/who-wants-to-live-for-ever-a-scientific-
breakthrough-could-mean-humans-live-for-hundreds-of-years-772418.html

A genetically engineered organism that lives 10 times longer than normal has been created by scientists in California. It is the greatest extension of longevity yet achieved by researchers investigating the scientific nature of ageing. If this work could be translated into humans, it would mean that we might one day see people living for 800 years. Valter Longo is one of the small but influential group of specialists in this area who believes that an 800-year life isn’t just possible, it is inevitable.


 

DISCOVERIES ENABLED BY NEW TECHNOLOGY

Hot Cyclones Churn at Both Ends of Saturn
The New Nostradamus

Hot Cyclones Churn at Both Ends of Saturn – (NASA – January 3, 2008)
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2008-001
Despite more than a decade of winter darkness, Saturn’s north pole is home to an unexpected hot spot remarkably similar to one at the planet’s sunny south pole. The source of its heat is a mystery. Now, the first detailed views of the gas giant’s high latitudes from the Cassini spacecraft reveal a matched set of hot cyclonic vortices, one at each pole. While scientists already knew about the hot spot at Saturn’s south pole, the north pole vortex was a surprise.

The New Nostradamus – (Good Magazine – October, 2007)
http://www.goodmagazine.com/section/Features/the_new_nostradamus
Can a fringe branch of mathematics forecast the future? A special adviser to the CIA, Fortune 500 companies, and the U.S. Department of Defense certainly thinks so. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita claims that mathematics can tell you the future. In fact, the professor says that a computer model he built and has perfected over the last 25 years can predict the outcome of virtually any international conflict, provided the basic input is accurate. What’s more, his predictions are alarmingly specific. His fans include at least one current presidential hopeful, a gaggle of Fortune 500 companies, the CIA, and the Department of Defense.



ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

EU Executive Adopts Blueprint for Climate Fight
Biotech Critics Challenging Monsanto GMO Sugar Beet
The RC Theory
Escalating Ice Loss Found in Antarctica
Solar Power Used to Produce Clean Water
Bat Deaths in NY, VT. Baffle Experts
The Lowdown on Topsoil: It’s Disappearing

EU Executive Adopts Blueprint for Climate Fight – (Reuters – January 24, 2008)
http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-31556320080123
The European Union’s executive has adopted plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions. The plans will transform Europe’s energy supply by 2020, with a 10-fold increase in renewable energy production in Britain for example, and raise power bills by 10-15%.The European Commission said the measures were a vital step in the fight against global warming and other countries must now join the effort.

Biotech Critics Challenging Monsanto GMO Sugar Beet – (Reuters – January 23, 2008)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080123/sc_nm/monsanto_lawsuit_sugar_dc
Opponents of biotech crops have filed a lawsuit to challenge the USDA’s deregulation of Monsanto Co’s genetically engineered sugar beet because of fears of “biological contamination” and other harm to the environment. The lawsuit involved the United States Department of Agriculture’s approval of Monsanto’s glyphosate-resistant sugar beet, which is engineered to withstand treatment of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. The “Roundup Ready” sugar beets are slated to be grown on a commercial scale for the first time in the United States this year. The concern is that the wind-pollinated biotech sugar beets will cross-pollinate and contaminate conventional sugar beets, organic chard and table beet crops. As well, the biotech sugar beets may increase the recent rise of weeds resistant to herbicide, which have been reported on 2.4 million acres of U.S. cropland,

The RC Theory – (Space and Science Research Center – January, 2008)
http://www.spaceandscience.net/id64.html
The ‘Theory of Relational Cycles of Solar Activity’ (RC Theory), developed during the spring of 2007, was the culmination of independent research by John L. Casey, Director of the Space and Science Research Center. SSRC is an independent scientific research facility in Orlando, Florida. The original peer reviewed paper by Mr. Casey which concludes that the Earth is headed for another climate change soon – one that will bring record cold to the Earth – is now available through the website above.

Escalating Ice Loss Found in Antarctica – (Washington Post – January 12, 2007)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/13/AR2008011302753.html?wpisrc=
newsletter&sid=ST2008011400051

Climatic changes appear to be destabilizing vast ice sheets of western Antarctica that had previously seemed relatively protected from global warming, researchers reported yesterday, raising the prospect of faster sea-level rise than current estimates. The new finding is important because the continent holds about 90% of Earth’s ice, and until now, large-scale ice loss there had been limited to the peninsula that juts out toward the tip of South America. In addition, the rate of ice loss in the affected areas has accelerated over the past 10 years — as it has on most glaciers and ice sheets around the world.

Solar Power Used to Produce Clean Water – (Sidney Morning Herald – (January 17, 2008)
http://news.smh.com.au/solar-power-used-to-produce-clean-water/20080117-1mjp.html
German scientists are using the sun’s rays to power small water treatment plants for developing countries. The system is designed for arid areas of Africa and Asia where a lack of electricity makes it impossible to use large industrial plants for the desalination of seawater, like those in the Middle East. The technology of their solar desalinization plants is similar to that used in breathable, waterproof fabrics, where the membrane prevents rainwater from penetrating through to the skin, while allowing water vapor to pass through to the outside.

Bat Deaths in NY, VT. Baffle Experts – (Associated Press – January 30, 2008)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080130/ap_on_sc/bat_die_off
Bats are dying off by the thousands as they hibernate in caves and mines around New York and Vermont, sending researchers scrambling to find the cause of mysterious condition dubbed “white nose syndrome.” The ailment was first noticed last January in four caves west of Albany. It has now spread to eight hibernation sites in the state and another in Vermont. The white fungus ring around bats’ noses is a symptom, but not necessarily the cause. For some unknown reason, the bats deplete their fat reserves and die months before they would normally emerge from hibernation.

The Lowdown on Topsoil: It’s Disappearing – (Seattle Post Intelligencer – January 22, 2008)
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/348200_dirt22.html
The planet is getting skinned. While many worry about the potential consequences of atmospheric warming, a few experts are trying to call attention to another global crisis quietly taking place under our feet. On average, the planet is covered with little more than 3 feet of topsoil – the shallow skin of nutrient-rich matter that sustains most of our food and plays a critical role in supporting life on Earth. However, the estimate is that we are now losing about 1% of our topsoil every year to erosion, most of this caused by agriculture.


 

AUGMENTED/ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Scientists Discover Way to Reverse Loss of Memory – (The Independent – January 30, 2008)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/scientists-discover-way-to-reverse-loss-of-memory-775586.html
Scientists have stumbled across a mechanism that could unlock how memory works. The accidental breakthrough came during an experiment originally intended to suppress the obese man’s appetite, using the increasingly successful technique of deep-brain stimulation. Electrodes were pushed into the man’s brain and stimulated with an electric current. Instead of losing appetite, the patient instead had an intense experience of déjà vu. He recalled, in intricate detail, a scene from 30 years earlier. More tests showed his ability to learn was dramatically improved when the current was switched on and his brain stimulated. Scientists are now applying the technique in the first trial of the treatment in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. If successful, it could offer hope to sufferers from the degenerative condition by providing a “pacemaker” for the brain.


 

ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS

Revolutionary Air Car Runs on Compressed Air
EU Rethinks Biofuels Guidelines
Biofuels May Threaten Environment, U.N. Warns
Ethanol for $1 a Gallon without Corn
Fueling the Future
Brighter LED Lights Could Replace Household Light Bulbs within 3 Years
UltraBattery Passes 100,000 Miles in HEV Track Testing
Toshiba Micro Nuclear Reactor Hoax
Giant Solar Plants in Negev Could Power Israel’s Future

Revolutionary Air Car Runs on Compressed Air – (The Raw Story – January 4, 2008)
http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Air_car_runs_on_compressed_air_0104.html
A French company has developed a pollution-free car which runs on compressed air. India’s Tata Motors has the car under production and it may be on sale in Europe and India by the end of the year. The Air Car, also known as the Mini-CAT (Compressed Air Technology) or City Cat, can be refueled in minutes from an air compressor at specially equipped gas stations and can go 200 km on a 1.5 euro fill-up — roughly 125 miles for $3. The top speed will be almost 70 mph and the cost of the vehicle as low as USD$7,000.

EU Rethinks Biofuels Guidelines (BBC News – January 14, 2008)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7186380.stm
Europe’s environment chief has admitted that the EU did not foresee the problems raised by its policy to get 10% of Europe’s road fuels from plants. A couple of years ago biofuels looked like the perfect get-out-of-jail free card for car manufacturers under pressure to cut carbon emissions. Since then reports have warned that some biofuels barely cut emissions at all – and others can lead to rainforest destruction, drive up food prices, or prompt rich firms to drive poor people off their land to convert it to fuel crops.

Biofuels May Threaten Environment, U.N. Warns – (CNN – January 23, 2008)
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/01/23/biofuels.fears.ap/index.html
The world’s rush to embrace biofuels is causing a spike in the price of corn and other crops and could worsen water shortages and force poor communities off their land, according to a U.N. official. Speaking at a regional forum on bioenergy, Regan Suzuki of the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization acknowledged that biofuels are better for the environment than fossil fuels and boost energy security for many countries. However, she said those benefits must be weighed against the pitfalls — many of which are just now emerging as countries convert millions of acres to palm oil, sugar cane and other crops used to make biofuels.

Ethanol for $1 a Gallon without Corn – (Wired – January 24, 2008)
http://www.wired.com/cars/energy/news/2008/01/ethanol23
A biofuel startup in Illinois can make ethanol from just about anything organic for less than $1 per gallon, and it wouldn’t interfere with food supplies, company officials said. Coskata, which is backed by General Motors and other investors, uses bacteria to convert almost any organic material, from corn husks (but not the corn itself) to municipal trash, into ethanol. “It’s not five years away, it’s not 10 years away. It’s affordable, and it’s now,” said Wes Bolsen, the company’s vice president of business development.

Fueling the Future – (Fast Company – February, 2008)
http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/122/fueling-the-future.html
As crude-oil prices have risen toward the $100-per-barrel mark, the arguments for alternative fuel sources have grown stronger. “What intrigued me was the strong economic case for bacteria fuel,” says LS9 president Robert Walsh, who joined the startup after 26 years at Royal Dutch Shell. Because the fuel produced by LS9’s microbes is virtually pump-ready-requiring only a simple cleaning step to filter out impurities-making bacteria into fuel uses 65% less energy than making ethanol, which needs extensive chemical processing that drives up its price and damages its good-for-the-planet credo. LS9’s finished product also has 50% more energy content–a gallon of bacteria fuel would last your car about 50% longer than a gallon of ethanol.

Brighter LED Lights Could Replace Household Light Bulbs within 3 Years – (Science Daily – January 10, 2008)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080109083914.htm
Dr Faiz Rahman, the researcher leading the project at the University of Glasgow, said: “By making microscopic holes on the surface of the LEDs it is possible to extract more light, thus increasing their brightness without increasing the energy consumption. As yet, LEDs have not been introduced as standard lighting in homes because the process of making the holes is very expensive. However, we believe we have found a way of imprinting the holes into billions of LEDs at a far greater speed with much lower cost.

UltraBattery Passes 100,000 Miles in HEV Track Testing – (Green Car Congress – January 17, 2008)
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2008/01/csiro-ultrabatt.html
A hybrid electric test vehicle equipped with a CSIRO UltraBattery system recently passed 100,000 miles on the test track. The UltraBattery combines an asymmetric supercapacitor and a lead acid battery in a single unit, creating a hybrid car battery that lasts longer, costs less and is more powerful than current technologies used in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).

Toshiba Micro Nuclear Reactor Hoax – (Atomic Insights blog – January 2, 2008))
http://atomicinsights.blogspot.com/2008/01/update-posted-on-toshiba-micro-reactor.html
The Toshiba Micro Nuclear Reactor mentioned in the previous edition of FUTUREdition does not exist. The original story describing this device appeared in Next Energy News and was rapidly picked up by technology journalists and the blogosphere. Apparently the “news” article from Next Energy News merged two very different projects and used a sketch associated with the 4S calling it a logo for the “new” device. Bottom line – Toshiba is not introducing an apartment sized machine and does not have any plans for a small reactor to be in operation for quite a few years.

Giant Solar Plants in Negev Could Power Israel’s Future – (The Register – January 25, 2008)
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/25/faiman_negev_solar_plan/
A series of solar energy power stations in the Negev could supply all of Israel’s power needs – or, if you wanted to be really ambitious, you could supply all of the world’s electricity needs with the aid of slightly under 10% of the Sahara. So says Professor David Faiman of Israel’s Ben-Gurion University, a man with a plan and current proprietor of the largest solar energy dish in the world. One route to cutting the cost is is printing the photo-voltaic cells onto thin sheets. Taking a different approach, the Negev plant uses large curved glass mirrors to focus sunlight onto a 10cm x 10cm area of cells. Both routes have their advantages.


 

GLOBAL EPIDEMIC
Plague a Growing but Overlooked Threat – (Yahoo – January 15, 2008)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080115/sc_nm/plague_threat_dc
Plague, the disease that devastated medieval Europe, is re-emerging worldwide and poses a growing but overlooked threat, researchers have warned. While it has only killed some 100 to 200 people annually over the past 20 years, plague has appeared in new countries in recent decades and is now shifting into Africa. Most worrying is that outbreaks seem to be on the rise after years of relative inactivity. The most recent large pneumonic outbreak comprised hundreds of suspected cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006.



TERRORISM, SECURITY AND THE FUTURE OF WARFARE

FBI Wants Palm Prints, Eye Scans, Tattoo Mapping
Sheikhs for Sale, U.S. Cash Diplomacy in Iraq Will Fail in the End

FBI Wants Palm Prints, Eye Scans, Tattoo Mapping – (CNN – February 4, 2008)
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/02/04/fbi.biometrics/index.html
The FBI is gearing up to create a massive computer database of people’s physical characteristics, all part of an effort the bureau says to better identify criminals and terrorists. The bureau is expected to announce in coming days the awarding of a $1 billion, 10-year contract to help create the database that will compile an array of biometric information — from palm prints to eye scans. But it’s an issue that raises major privacy concerns — what one civil liberties expert says should concern all Americans.

Sheikhs for Sale, U.S. Cash Diplomacy in Iraq Will Fail in the End – (Common Ground – January 28, 2008)
http://www.commongroundcommonsense.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=83061
Of the many factors contributing to the reduction of U.S. casualties in Iraq, none has been more critical than the decision by the generals in Baghdad to pay more than 80,000 of Iraq’s Sunni Arab insurgents a quarter of a billion dollars a year not to shoot at U.S. forces. It’s not the first time that a foreign army in the Middle East has bought off troublesome Arab sheikhs and their cohorts with cash. However, it is the first time in American history that buying off the enemy has been presented to the American people as evidence for progress in a war or good generalship.


 

NANOTECHNOLOGY

Silicon Nanowires Turn Heat to Electricity – (IEEE Spectrum – January, 2008)
http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/jan08/5879
Silicon nanowires may lead the way to converting waste heat into electricity. Two separate teams, one at Caltech and the other at the University of California, Berkeley, reported that they could increase silicon’s ability to convert heat into electric current by as much as 100 times. If they can use what they’ve learned to improve silicon even further, or translate their findings to other materials, the discovery could lead to new ways to cool computer chips, build refrigerators, or get more power out of car engines.


 

CONTACT AND THE EXPLORATION OF SPACE

Entrepreneur Unveils New Tourist Spacecraft
Texans Report Seeing UFO

Entrepreneur Unveils New Tourist Spacecraft – (New York Times – January 23, 2008)
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/23/science/space/23cnd-spaceship.html?
em&ex=1201237200&en=c5f3a007d2c77cdf&ei=5087%0A

Mr. Rutan, the creator of SpaceShipOne, the first privately-financed craft to carry a human into space, traveled to New York to show detailed models of the bigger SpaceShipTwo and its carrier airplane, WhiteKnightTwo. WhiteKnight, a two-fuselage, four-engine plane in its new incarnation, will ferry the smaller spacecraft high into the sky and release it. The spacecraft pilot then fires the craft’s rocket engine, which burns a combination of nitrous oxide and a rubber-based solid fuel, and shoots the vehicle upward to an altitude of more than 62 miles, the realm of black sky.

Texans Report Seeing UFO – (Associated Press – January 14, 2008)
http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/current-affairs/
42353-texans-report-seeing-ufo.html#post448565

Several dozen people in and around Stephenville, TX — including a pilot, county constable and business owners — say they have seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast. Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it. While federal officials say there’s a logical explanation, locals swear that it was larger, quieter, faster and lower to the ground than an airplane. They also said the object’s lights changed configuration, unlike those of a plane. People in several towns who reported seeing it over several weeks have offered similar descriptions of the object.


 

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Record Power Shortage Hits China
Banks May Write Down $70 Billion
A Tide of Lawsuits Approaches U.S. Mortgage Market
The Worst Market Crisis in 60 Years
A Global Fed

Record Power Shortage Hits China – (Reuters – January 23, 2008)
http://www.reuters.com/article/companyNewsAndPR/idUSPEK8411420080123?pageNumber=
1&virtualBrandChannel=0

China is facing its most severe power shortage ever as some plants struggle to secure increasingly costly coal and others shut down capacity rather than rack up losses by selling electricity at low rates. The rebellion by power plant managers unwilling to generate at a loss is likely to worry policymakers still haunted by the nationwide diesel supply crisis last autumn, when refiners under similar pressure quietly curbed output and forced the government to make an unplanned and unwanted rise in fuel prices. The problem is largely the result of Beijing’s attempts to control inflation and avoid social unrest by controlling the price of some types of energy, like power, while allowing others like coal to be liberalized.

Banks May Write Down $70 Billion – (Bloomberg – January 30, 2008)
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aVFVkFUo.XM4&refer=home
Citigroup Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co., UBS AG and other banks may post another $70 billion in writedowns should bond insurers lose their top credit ratings, according to Oppenheimer & Co. analyst Meredith Whitney. “When it becomes clear, as we expect it will, that more charges are on the horizon, we believe the market will take another turn for the worse,” said Whitney. Whitney, 38, correctly predicted two months in advance that Citigroup would slash its dividend to preserve capital. Her downgrade of the largest U.S. bank helped erase almost $500 billion in value from the nation’s stock market on Nov. 1, 2007.

A Tide of Lawsuits Approaches U.S. Mortgage Market – (International Herald Tribune – January 20, 2008)
http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/01/21/business/legal.php
Everyone wants to know who is to blame for the losses paining Wall Street and homeowners. The answer, it seems, is someone else. A wave of lawsuits is beginning to wash over the troubled U.S. mortgage market and the rest of the financial world. American homeowners are suing mortgage lenders. Mortgage lenders are suing Wall Street banks. Wall Street banks are suing loan specialists. And investors are suing everyone. Two questions lie at the heart of many of the cases. The first is whether lenders and investment banks alerted borrowers and investors to the risks posed by subprime loans or securities backed by them. The second is how much they were legally obliged to disclose.

The Worst Market Crisis in 60 Years – (Financial Times – January 22, 2008)
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/24f73610-c91e-11dc-9807-000077b07658.html
George Soros, writing for the Financial Times, notes, “…the current [financial] crisis marks the end of an era of credit expansion based on the dollar as the international reserve currency. The periodic crises were part of a larger boom-bust process. The current crisis is the culmination of a super-boom that has lasted for more than 60 years.” He concludes, “Although a recession in the developed world is now more or less inevitable, China, India and some of the oil-producing countries are in a very strong countertrend. So, the current financial crisis is less likely to cause a global recession than a radical realignment of the global economy, with a relative decline of the US and the rise of China and other countries in the developing world.” However, his argument that the developing economies have become “decoupled” from the US and European economies has come under serious question in the last few weeks.

U.S. Woes Still Tug on World Economies – (USA Today – January 29, 2008)
http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2008-01-29-decouple_N.htm
The near-universal character of this month’s global financial markets plunge came as a surprise to many people. After persistent growth in recent years in countries such as India and China, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan all had assured investors that the world no longer depended upon the U.S. economy. “Who Needs the U.S.?” scoffed Time magazine last year. That once fashionable belief in global “decoupling,” however, has been deeply shaken, if not obliterated, by Wall Street’s recent upheaval and a cascade of downbeat economic reports suggesting the $14 trillion American economy may be starting to shrink. “What decoupling?” says Nariman Behravesh, chief economist of the consulting firm Global Insight.



DEMOGRAPHICS

Shanghai’s Middle Class Launches Quiet, Meticulous Revolt – (Washington Post – January 26, 2008)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/25/AR2008012503500.html
?wpisrc=rss_world

Bundled against the cold, the businessman made his way down the steps. Coming toward him in blue mittens was a middle-aged woman. “Do you know that we’re going to take a stroll this weekend?” she whispered, using the latest euphemism for the unofficial protests that have unnerved authorities in Shanghai over the past month. Behind her, protest banners streamed from the windows of high-rise apartment blocks, signs of middle-class discontent over a planned extension of the city’s magnetic levitation, or maglev, train through residential neighborhoods.


 

TRENDS OF GOVERNMENT

Inquisition at JPL – (Los Angeles Times – January 16, 2008)
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-rutten16jan16,0,2608869.story?coll=la-
opinion-rightrail

The problem began — as so many have — in the security mania that gripped the Bush administration after 9/11. Presidential Directive No. 12, issued by the Department of Homeland Security, directed federal agencies to adopt a uniform badge that could be used by employees and contractors to gain access to government facilities. In order to issue the badges, the government demanded that the scientists employed by Caltech who work at the Jet Propulsion Lab fill out questionnaires on their personal lives and waive the privacy of their financial, medical and psychiatric records. The government also wanted permission to gather information about them by interviewing third parties. In other words, as the price of keeping their jobs, many of America’s finest space scientists were being asked to give the feds virtually blanket permission to snoop and spy and collect even malicious gossip about them from God knows who.



JUST FOR FUN

The 10 Strangest (Real) Things in Space
The Ten Nastiest Fish of All Time

The 10 Strangest (Real) Things in Space – (Orbiting Frog – July 27, 2007)
http://orbitingfrog.com/blog/2007/07/25/the-10-strangest-real-things-in-space/
Presented here are 10 photographs of astronomical observations from some of the world’s finest telescopes. The universe is indeed populated with strange phenomena, for example a ruby-like nebula and the Sombrero Galaxy– some of which are extraordinarily beautiful.

The Ten Nastiest Fish of All Time – (Mercola – January 26, 2008)
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/1/26/the-ten-nastiest-
fish-of-all-time.aspx

But if beauty doesn’t do it for you, try this website. Some of these fish are rare, others are near extinction, but they all have the look of something from another world. These are not creatures you’d want to meet alone in the dark!


 

A FINAL QUOTE…

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. – Mark Twain


A special thanks to: Brian Addison, Tom Burgin, Bernard Calil, Ken Dabkowski, , Neil Freer, Ursula Freer, Humera Khan, Deanna Korda ,KurzweilAI, Oliver Markley, Sebastian McCallister, Diane C. Petersen, Gary Sycalik, the Schwartzreport, Joel Snell, Steve Ujvarosy, Heidi Waltos, and Ed Weklar, our contributors to this issue.

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Joey Korn

Joey Korn is one of the most accomplished dowsers in the world. Known internationally for an extraordinary ability to change and manipulate energy at all levels, he brings a deep, practical understanding of how to balance these energies . . . and change the way that they influence humans and their lives.

Lee Carrol a.k.a. Kryon

Lee Carroll, Ph.D. has channeled Kryon for 25 years worldwide and is the author of the Kryon Series of 16 books in 24 languages. Well known in metaphysics, Kryon books have made the top seller’s list within months of their release. Having presented seven times at the United Nations in New York, as well as in 33 different countries overseas, Lee attracts audiences in the thousands.

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Dennis McKenna

Dennis McKenna’s research has focused on the interdisciplinary study of Amazonian ethnopharmacology and plant hallucinogens. His doctoral research (University of British Columbia, 1984) focused on the ethnopharmacology of ayahuasca and oo-koo-he, two tryptamine-based hallucinogens used by indigenous peoples in the Northwest Amazon. Dr. McKenna is author or co-author of 4 books and over 50 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Paul H. Smith

Paul H. Smith is the longest-serving controlled remote viewing (CRV) teacher active today, having begun his career as an instructor in 1984. He served for seven years in the government’s Star Gate remote viewing program at Ft. Meade, MD (from September 1983 to August 1990). Starting 1984, he became one of only five Star Gate personnel to be personally trained as remote viewers by the legendary founders of remote viewing, Ingo Swann and Dr. Harold E. Puthoff at SRI-International.

Raymon Grace

Raymon Grace, one of the world’s most extraordinary dowsers, travels the world teaching and demonstrating how dowsing can be used by most anyone to change themselves and the world around them. His down-home, direct approach is sought out by many thousands of searchers who are looking for bettering their lives and dealing with the extraordinary change that the world is experiencing.

Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His on-line writings have generated a vast following; he speaks frequently at conferences and other events and gives numerous interviews on radio and podcasts.

Jim McCarty

In 1980, Jim McCarty joined L/L Research where Don Elkins and Carla L. Rueckert were researching the field of the paranormal in general, and contact with extraterrestrial intelligence in particular. Soon later the Ra Contact began, producing 106 sessions with the social memory complex of Ra. Five books of The Law of One series were published documenting this contact.

Michael Waters

Michael Waters is an advanced technology consultant, researcher, inventor, and sustainable recovery strategist. His automated disaster recovery and library preservation systems are used worldwide. Michael has researched cutting edge science and technologies that redefine current understandings in mainstream physics. He is currently on the board of a number of organizations involved in advanced energy, mining, agriculture, and finance.

Thomas Drake

Thomas Drake is a former senior executive at the National Security Agency where he blew the whistle on massive multi-billion dollar fraud, waste and abuse; the widespread violations of the rights of citizens through secret mass surveillance programs after 9/11; and critical 9/11 intelligence failures. He is the recipient of the 2011 Ridenhour Truth Telling Prize, a joint recipient with Jesselyn Radack of the 2011 Sam Adams Associates Integrity in Intelligence Award and the 2012 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award. He is now dedicated to the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

Alain Nu

Las Vegas headliner, Alain Nu – “The Man Who Knows”, brings us his mind-bending mental and metaphysical abilities. His highly entertaining and most provocative show intermingles feats of mind-reading and spoon bending with other baffling demonstrations that defy explanation.

Joni Patry

Joni Patry is one of the most recognized teachers and Vedic astrologers in the world. She was a faculty member for ACVA, CVA and Instructor for online certification programs, published many books, journals and appeared on national and international television shows. As the keynote speaker for international conferences, she has a Japanese website, and teaches in Austria, Turkey and India. She has been awarded the 2015 Jyotish Star of the year and Dr B. V. Raman’s Janma Shatamanothsava Award Jyotisha Choodamani. She publishes an online astrological magazine, Astrologic Magazine http://astrologicmagazine.com/ and has an online University for certification, the University of Vedic Astrology. http://universityofvedicastrology.com

Regina Meredith

As Regina’s career progressed, so did her decades long exploration into the world of esoteric and hidden sciences – the reality beyond the 5 sense world. Guidance from these realms suggested it was time to bring her skill set to the world of video/televised media, so in late 2004, along with her husband Scott, she co-created ‘Conscious Media Network’, the first online network to feature full length original video interviews with authors and experts in the realms of the meta-physical, healing arts and alternative theories, opening up a world that many had experienced but never had access to on this scale.

Gaia: In 2012, Conscious Media Network merged with Gaiam TV in 2012, with Regina serving as anchor in their new media division on Open Minds and Healing Matrix. The demand for Regina’s unique perspective on a variety of subjects has drawn attention from conference organizers, moving her into the public as a presenter at conferences. In addition, Regina offers retreats and workshops for those who wish to ‘Dive Deep’ into a new understanding of the nature of reality and life itself. In this venue she shares her exclusive approach to meditation and regression work for a greater understanding of life’s challenges and identifying the innate joys.

Dr. Harold Puthoff

Although nominated for a Nobel Prize in physics for his breakthrough theoretical work on zero-point energy, Dr. Harold Puthoff, is most recognized for having been a co-founder of the secret US government “remote viewing” program that successfully used psychics to spy on the Soviet Union and China.

Now a principal and science advisor in a leading-edge effort by former senior military and intelligence managers to disclose the many decades of interest that the US has had in UFOs, he comes to Berkeley Springs on the 8th of February to give a TransitionTalk about his work in making sense out of the UFO phenomena.

Dr. Puthoff’s presentation will include a summary of his current activities with To The Stars Academy, which is on the forefront of bringing into the open formerly highly classified efforts by the government to track, record and understand the meaning of hundreds of encounters that the military has had with UFOs over the past years.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn from and question one of the foremost thinkers and leaders of the rapidly accelerating global effort to both make the public aware of what was previously unacknowledged about UFO and alien interaction with humans and also to address the deep questions about what is happening and what it might mean for the future of humanity.

Gregg Braden

Gregg Braden is a five-time New York Times best-selling author, and is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, spirituality and human potential! His discoveries have led to 12 award-winning books now published in over 40 languages. The UK’s Watkins Journal lists Gregg among the top 100 of “the world’s most spiritually influential living people” for the 5th consecutive year, and he is a 2017 nominee for the prestigious Templeton Award.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural. With more than 50 books – including 10 encyclopedias – and hundreds of articles in print on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual and mystical topics, she possesses exceptional knowledge of the field. Her present work focuses on inter-dimensional entity contact experiences and communication.

John L. Petersen

John L. Petersen is considered by many to be one of the most informed futurists in the world. He is best-known for writing and thinking about high impact surprises (wild cards) and the process of surprise anticipation. His current professional involvements include the development of sophisticated tools for anticipatory analysis and surprise anticipation, long-range strategic planning and helping leadership design new approaches for dealing with the future.

 

He has led national non-profit organizations, worked in sales, manufacturing, real estate development, and marketing and advertising, mostly for companies he founded. A graduate electrical engineer, he has also promoted rock concerts; produced conventions; and worked as a disc jockey, among other things.

Mr. Petersens government and political experience include stints at the National War College, the Institute for National Security Studies, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council staff at the White House. He was a naval flight officer in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve and is a decorated veteran of both the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. He has served in senior positions for a number of presidential political campaigns and was an elected delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1984. He was twice the runner-up to be Secretary of the Navy.

In 1989, Petersen founded The Arlington Institute (TAI), a non-profit, future-oriented research institute. TAI operates on the premise that effective thinking about the future is impossible without casting a very wide net. The “think tank” serves as a global agent for change by developing new concepts, processes and tools for anticipating the future and translating that knowledge into better present-day decisions. Using advanced information technology, a core group of bright thinkers and an international network of exceptionally curious people along with simulations, modeling, scenario building, polling and analysis, Arlington helps equip leaders and organizations from many disciplines with tools and actionable perspectives for dealing with uncertain times.

An award-winning writer, Petersens first book, The Road to 2015: Profiles of the Future was awarded Outstanding Academic Book of 1995 by CHOICE Academic Review, and remained on The World Future Societys best-seller list for more than a year. His Out of the Blue: How to Anticipate Wild Cards and Big Future Surprises book was also a WFS best-seller. His latest book is a Vision of 2012: Planning for Extraordinary Change. His coauthored article, (The Year 2000: Social Chaos or Social Transformation?) was one of the most highly acclaimed writings on Y2K. His 1988 book-length report (The Diffusion of Power: An Era of Realignment) was used at the highest levels of American government as a basis for strategic planning. He has also written papers on the future of national security and the military, the future of energy and the future of the media.

Petersen is a past board member of the World Future Society, writes on the future of aviation for Professional Pilot magazine and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation. He is a former network member of the Global Business Network and a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. A provocative public speaker, he addresses a wide array of audiences around the world on a variety of future subjects. When he is not writing or speaking, Petersen invests in and develops resources for large, international projects and advanced technology start-up companies. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Speaking Inquiries: Email [email protected]

Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele, former spy, former Marine Corps officer, a proponent of Open Source Everything, Presidential candidate in 2012 and perhaps again in 2024, recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 will integrate his life’s experience with his lessons from the works of others to explore love versus fear as a foundation for politics; liberty under natural law versus predatory fascism as we now have in the USA; and the possibilities for cosmic awakening very soon, in a full-on defeat of the Deep State and its Archon masters.

Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson’s amazing ability to dream about the future in terms that can be reliably translated into people, times, places, and activities has been the subject of books, major university scientific studies, films, articles, TV shows, and just about all forms of media. He has taught many people how to dream about the future and, through his advanced intuitive capabilities, helped thousands to understand how to deal with seemingly impossible personal situations. He is also a healer, having on numerous occasions led people with supposedly terminal conditions to eliminate those issues and return to a healthy life. There is no one else in the world that has Chris’s fascinating background (undercover police work, etc.), coupled with these amazing personal gifts.

Frank DeMarco

FRANK DeMARCO has been reporting on his conversations with non-physical beings for more than two decades, in magazine articles, talks, and in a dozen non-fiction books and two novels.

FRANK DeMARCO is the author of 14 books rooted in more than 25 years of psychic exploration, including It’s All One World, Awakening from the 3D World, Rita’s World (two volumes), The Cosmic Internet, The Sphere and the Hologram, and Imagine Yourself Well. Since 2005, he has been actively engaged in an on-going series of conversations with various non-physical beings, including historical individuals, “past lives,” aspects of personal guidance, and a generalized group he calls “the guys upstairs.”

He is also the author of three novels, Messenger, That Phenomenal Background (originally published as Babe in the Woods) and Dark Fire.

Dr. Larry Dossey

Dr. Larry Dossey is a physician of internal medicine and former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital. He received his M. D. degree from Southwestern Medical School (Dallas), and trained in internal medicine at Parkland and the VA hospitals in Dallas. Dossey has lectured at medical schools and hospitals throughout the United States and abroad. In 1988 he delivered the annual Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture in New Delhi, India, the only physician ever invited to do so. He is the author of twelve books dealing with consciousness, spirituality, and healing, including the New York Times bestseller HEALING WORDS: THE POWER OF PRAYER AND THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, and most recently One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters. His books have been translated into languages around the world. Dr. Dossey is the former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is the executive editor of the peer-reviewed journal EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing. Dr. Dossey lectures around the world. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife Barbara, a nurse-consultant and the author of several award-winning books.

William Buhlman

William Buhlman is a recognized expert on the subject of out-of-body experiences. The author’s forty years of extensive personal out-of-body explorations give him a unique and thought provoking insight into this subject. His first book, Adventures beyond the Body chronicles his personal journey of self-discovery through out-of-body travel, and provides the reader with the preparation and techniques that can be used for their own adventure. He has conducted an international out-of-body experience survey that includes over 16,000 participants from forty-two countries. The provocative results of this survey are presented in his book, The Secret of the Soul. This cutting edge book explores the unique opportunities for personal growth and profound spiritual awakenings that are reported during out-of-body experiences.

Over the past two decades William has developed an effective system to experience safe, self initiated out-of-body adventures. He conducts an in-depth six-day workshop titled, Out-of-Body Exploration Intensive at the renowned Monroe Institute in Virginia. As a certified hypnotherapist, William incorporates various methods, including hypnosis, visualization and meditation techniques in his workshops to explore the profound nature of out-of-body experiences and the benefits of accelerated personal development. Through lectures, workshops and his books the author teaches the preparation and techniques of astral projection and spiritual exploration.

The author brings a refreshing look to how we can use out-of-body experiences to explore our spiritual identity and enhance our intellectual and physical lives. William is best known for his ability to teach people how to have profound spiritual adventures through the use of out-of-body experiences. In addition, he has developed an extensive series of audio programs that are designed to expand awareness and assist in the exploration of consciousness. William has appeared on numerous television and radio shows worldwide. William’s books are currently available in twelve languages. The author lives in Delaware, USA. For more information visit his web site, www.astralinfo.org.

Joe McMoneagle

Joe was the longest operational psychic spy in the US government’s very highly classified Stargate program where they used psychics and intuitives to look into installations and people around the world that were of interest to government intelligence agencies. They called the process remote viewing.

As it turned out, the remote viewers discovered that they were – not limited by either time or space and produced drawings and assessments that could not have been obtained in any other way. The Soviets had an active remote viewing program at the same time and it is rumored that Russia, China and the U.S. still have initiatives of this kind that are operational.

Joe’s stories are fascinating, like the time he mentally got inside a Chinese nuclear weapon and saw how the triggering mechanism worked . . . and then went out and bought the parts at Radio Shack to show the scientists in the intelligence agency exactly how it was done. The remote viewers could find submarines at the bottom of the ocean and crashed aircraft in the middle of African jungles.

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Dr Joe Dispenza is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and educator who has been invited to speak in more than 33 countries on six continents. As a lecturer and educator, he is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities. In his easy-to-understand, encouraging, and compassionate style, he has educated thousands of people, detailing how they can rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes.

Dr. Joe is also a faculty member at Quantum University in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York; and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He’s also an invited chair of the research committee at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia.

As a researcher, Dr. Joe’s passion can be found at the intersection of the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics to explore the science behind spontaneous remissions. He uses that knowledge to help people heal themselves of illnesses, chronic conditions, and even terminal diseases so they can enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life, as well as evolve their consciousness. At his advanced workshops around the world, he has partnered with other scientists to perform extensive research on the effects of meditation, including epigenetic testing, brain mapping with electroencephalograms (EEGs), and individual energy field testing with a gas discharge visualization (GDV) machine. His research also includes measuring both heart coherence with HeartMath monitors and the energy present in the workshop environment before, during, and after events with a GDV Sputnik sensor.

As a NY Times best-selling author, Dr. Joe has written Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon(Hay House, 2017), which draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives; You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter (Hay House, 2014), which explores our ability to heal without drugs or surgery, but rather by thought alone; Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One (Hay House, 2012) and Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind (2007), both of which detail the neuroscience of change and epigenetics. His film appearances include Transcendence: Live Life Beyond the Ordinary (2018); HEAL (2017); E-Motion (2014); Sacred Journey of the Heart (2012); People v. the State of Illusion (2011); What IF – The Movie (2010); Unleashing Creativity (2009); and What the #$*! Do We Know? & Down the Rabbit Hole, extended DVD version (2005).

Dr. Todd Ovokaitys

After two years at Northwestern, he was accepted into an accelerated combined graduate/undergraduate program at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, which conferred both B.A. and M.D. degrees. Advanced training was at Georgetown University Hospital, with a Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine followed by a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Intensive Care Medicine.

During his Pulmonary Fellowship, the specialty that concerns the lungs, Dr. Todd began his research with cells of the immune system. Many procedures were done on AIDS patients to diagnose their lung problems. Observing this dire disease firsthand and the toxic results of early medical treatments, Dr. Todd developed a passion for finding better solutions. Towards the end of his Fellowship, he became aware of the benefits of Holistic Medicine for improving the function of the immune system while building rather than impairing the function of other systems.

Inspired to learn more, he moved to Southern California to study with practitioners of Complementary Medicine. In the context of these studies, he had an experience so radical that the course of his life and work were forever transformed.

During a meditation class in the summer of 1989, Dr. Todd paired with another student for an exercise. The process was profound and they took turns, one in the process while the other scribed to record any breakthroughs of awareness. Much as in the Jodie Foster movie “Contact,” the usual anchor points dissolved with the feeling of instant transport to a different dimension of being. There was a doorway or portal to traverse, with a message of the responsibility taken on through the choice to go further.

Instantly upon walking through this doorway, a living form was seen that filled a room – and had the shape of a DNA strand enlarged millions of times. This form communicated that science only partly understood how DNA worked. The linear understanding of DNA as an enormous data string was correct but incomplete. In addition, DNA was a structure of coils within coils in an environment of moving charges that permitted DNA to send electromagnetic signals much as a radio transmitter. Further, DNA could receive and be conditioned by electromagnetic signals. Most significantly, if it were possible to determine and transmit the correct resonant signals, that it was possible to switch the activity of a sick cell to that of a healthy cell, an old cell to that of a young cell.

This experience brought with it a certainty that solutions were possible. After intensive review of the previous work showing the effects of electromagnetic energy patterns on cellular health and function, Dr. Todd located a colleague with the technical expertise to build the desired invention.

Mary Rodwell

Mary Rodwell is a professional counsellor, hypnotherapist, researcher, metaphysician, and founder and principal of ACERN (Australian Close Encounter Resource Network). She is internationally known for her work with ET experiencers and star children. She offers regressions and support for contactees and has organized a buddy system to help those who have had close encounters. Mary has spoken at conferences in Australia, USA, UK, Scandinavia, Hawaii and New Zealand. She is a regular guest on international radio and online shows and writes article for international publications like the UFO Truth Magazine. Mary is co-founder of FREE, a non-profit organization aimed at researching close encounters.

She is the author of, Awakening – How extra-terrestrial contact can transform your life. Mary is working on her second book, The New Human, due for release this year.

Freddy Silva

Freddy Silva is a best-selling author, and leading researcher of ancient civilizations, restricted history, sacred sites and their interaction with consciousness. He has published six books in six languages, and produced eleven documentaries. Described by one CEO as “perhaps the best metaphysical speaker in the world right now,” for two decades he has been an international keynote speaker, with notable appearances at the International Science and Consciousness Conference, the International Society For The Study Of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, and the Association for Research and Enlightenment, in addition to appearances on Gaia TV, History Channel, BBC, and radio shows such as Coast To Coast. He also leads private sell-out tours to ancient temples worldwide. www.invisibletemple.com

Sharry Edwards

Sharry Edwards has been accused of being too scientific by some, too esoteric by others. In actuality, she is a bridge between both fields of inquiry. Sharry is the acknowledged pioneer in the emerging field of Vocal Profiling using BioAcoustic Biology. For many years she has provided the leading-edge research to show the voice as a holographic representation of the body that can be used to change the face of medicine.

Sharry asks that we imagine a future in which we can be individually identified and maintained through the use of frequency based biomarkers that keep us healthy and emotionally balanced. Her work at the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has shown that we can each have dominion over those frequencies by individual mind management or a simple remote control that is completely programmable. Using the unique techniques of Vocal Profiling and evaluation, emotional as well as physiological issues can be revealed and addressed.

Her work with the human voice reveals that people who share similar traumas, stresses, diseases, toxicities…share similar, if not identical, vocal anomalies. She brings together ancient knowledge with modern ideas of harmonics and frequency relationship theories to show that math can be used as a form of predictive, diagnostic and curative foundation for wellness. Through entrainment of the frequency grids of the brain, the body can be programmed to support its own optimal form and function.

Dr. John McMichael

John McMichael, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Beach Tree Labs, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and early development of new therapeutic agents targeting unmet medical needs. These disorders range from herpes infections to chronic fatigue syndrome to urinary incontinence. His PhD is in virology and immunology from Oregon State University. He headed up the labs at one of the largest private veterinary research practices in the country, was a college professor for more than a decade, and now works out of a small lab on his form in New York state and a larger, more sophisticated lab in Providence, Rhode Island. He holds over 200 patents, has published in books and peer-reviewed journals, and is currently working with his team to begin formal FDA trials for product candidates for chronic traumatic brain injury and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.

Good health is dependent on the appropriate transfer of information within and between cells. The informational and molecular disharmonies associated with disease can be reversed using appropriate therapeutic signals that stimulate the return to the normal state without adverse effects. One such signal molecule, SLO, has demonstrated clinical utility in a broad spectrum of indications that would at first glance appear to be unrelated. The underlying common thread that links these disorders is representative of the targets to which resonant molecular signals are directed.

Dr. Carrie Hempel & Brian Sanderoff

Integrative Physician Dr. Carrie Hempel and Holistic Pharmacist Brian Sanderoffare both experts in the medicinal use of cannabis in Maryland.

Dr. Hempel is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. As an Osteopathic Physician, she has embraced a holistic approach to patient care, providing loving attention to the relationship between mind, body, and spirit. For the past 11 years she has received specialist training, Board Certification and expertise in several fields including Internal Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine, along with many Integrative modalities. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the Association of Cannabis Specialists, and is registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.

Over the course of her career she has seen the consistent struggle of patients dealing with chronic, progressive, debilitating illness, and witnessed the challenges and limitations of the current pharmaceutical options for pain and symptom managment. Her passion for this population has grown, along with her desire to advocate for patients to have access to non-opioid, holistic options to enhance quality of life and optimize function.

Trained as a pharmacist, Brian Sanderoff has integrated 25 years of experience with his traditional medical training and herbalism, nutrition and numerous other holistic modalities to help clients devise practical, common-sense, safe solutions to most any health issue.

His clients appreciate how he embraces a complementary approach to health and how his holistic “compass” brings them new solutions to their unique health concerns – especially chronic diseases.

Mary Rodwell

Mary Rodwell is a professional counsellor, hypnotherapist, researcher, metaphysician, and founder and principal of ACERN (Australian Close Encounter Resource Network). She is internationally known for her work with ET experiencers and star children. She offers regressions and support for contactees and has organised a buddy system to help those who have had close encounters. Mary has spoken at conferences in Australia, USA, UK, Scandinavia, Hawaii and New Zealand. She is a regular guest on international radio and online shows and writes article for international publications like the UFO Truth Magazine. Mary is co-founder of FREE, a non-profit organisation aimed at researching close encounters.

Steve McDonald

Steve McDonald is an extraordinary Australian thinker and researcher who arguably knows as much about the structure of the global planetary transition that we are experiencing as anyone on the planet. He draws coherent pictures from the deep insights of Clair W. Graves and paints clear, explanatory images of not only how humanity has evolved to this point, but what is inevitably on our horizon . . . and how this epic transition will continue to play out.

He is currently writing a book about the global paradigm shift that’s taking us beyond the scientific-industrial era. Steve served with the Australian Army for 15 years, including war service as an infantry company commander in Somalia, 1993. He is also a qualified military helicopter pilot and on leaving the army he flew a rescue helicopter in the tropical Mackay-Whitsunday region of Queensland. Building upon his extensive experience in unpredictable environments, after retiring from flying Steve specialized as a change management consultant. He consequently studied the developmental psychology research of Dr Clare W Graves and became one of the first Australians qualified to teach Dr Graves’ theory under the banner of Spiral Dynamics Integral. A long-term struggle with posttraumatic stress has driven Steve’s deep interest in human nature and consciousness. He is a founder of Psychedelic Research in Science & Medicine, an Australian non-profit association. He is also a founder of AADII, a non-profit company created to support worldwide transformational change.

Robert Coxon

Although Robert Coxon had been studying and composing music for many years, it was after taking the Silva Mind Control course that he realized how powerful sound could be in relaxing the body and opening the consciousness. He then decided to write his first album.

Cristal Silence quickly became a major hit throughout Canada, staying on top of the charts for many years. This was the beginning of his continuing phenomenal success as composer and solo artist. For the last 29 years he has performed only his original compositions in concert. Robert has been nominated four times for the prestigious “Felix” award (French Canada equivalent to the Grammy), and became Canada’s best-selling New Age artist. His international breakthrough came after composing The Silent Path in 1995. This album was an instant hit in Canada, the USA and France. After hearing The Silent Path, Lee Carroll, internationally renowned author of 15 bestselling Kryon and Indigo books, contacted Robert and asked him to join his team on tour. Through the years this has given Robert the opportunity to experience different cultures and inspires him to write music honoring these many countries he performs in.

Robert offers us nine albums, the latest three being The Infinite, essence of life, Goddess -The Power of Woman and Passion Compassion Alegeria.

Joe Dispenza

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Gary Sycalik

Gary Sycalik has been described as an entrepreneur, businessman, project developer/manager, consultant/advisor, organizational troubleshooter, strategic planner, facilitator, futurist, business and social architect, complex problematic game designer (policy, strategic, tactic levels) and writer. Gary brings a robust horizontal and vertical functional capability to any project from the conceptual to operational stage.

Kingsley L. Dennis Phd.

Kingsley L. Dennis, PhD, is a sociologist, researcher, and writer. He previously worked in the Sociology Department at Lancaster University, UK. Kingsley is the author of numerous articles on social futures; technology and new media communications; global affairs; and conscious evolution. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books including Healing the Wounded Mind, The Sacred Revival, The Phoenix Generation, New Consciousness for a New World, Struggle for Your Mind, After the Car, and the celebrated Dawn of the Akashic Age (with Ervin Laszlo). He has traveled extensively and lived in various countries. He currently lives in Andalusia, Spain.

 

His homepage is www.kingsleydennis.com

Penny Kelly

Penny Kelly is an author, teacher, speaker, publisher, personal and spiritual consultant, and Naturopathic physician. She travels, lectures, and teaches a variety of classes and workshops, and maintains a large consulting practice. She has been involved in scientific research and investigations into consciousness at Pinelandia Laboratory near Ann Arbor, MI.