Monday, December 27, 2010

The Mahabharata... Fact or Fiction?

The Mahabharata is one of the longest poems in the world and is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana. This particular epic is part of the Hindu history.

Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, the Mahabharata (whether absolute fact or utter fiction) contains much philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" (right action, purpose, pleasure, and liberation). Among the principal works and stories that are a part of the Mahabharata are: the Bhagavad Gita (a sacred text outlining the key tenets of Hinduism), the story of Damayanti, an abbreviated version of the Ramayana, and the Rishyasringa, often considered as works in their own right.

The works of the Mahabharata was originally attributed to the scribe Vyasa. However, this lengthy, ongoing poem of mythical madness was most likely composed by several writers between the 8th century BCE and the 4th century CE (a mere estimation of the time frame). Perhaps this is why many people still question if it was fictional, factual, or a mixture of both fiction and fact; blah! To read more about it via the elaborate version, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahabharata

The reason why such a subject lands on this myths, legends, and folklore blog, is because the Mahabharata is a story of gods, demigods and men. Many people believe that the demigods and gods in this ancient manuscript were actually ancient astronauts who battled among each other for possession of this lovely blue planet known as Earth. In the past, I re-typed and/or copied a short story in which covered that very same subject, and it was entitled "Ancient Star Wars." ...And you can find it here: http://www.perpendicularity.org/star-wars.html

Did the writings within the Mahabharata provide grammatical evidence of atomic warfare, that occurred in our distant past? After reading the short story about ancient star wars, the weapons described in the Mahabharata didn't sound so primitive after all. It is an interesting concept to think about, to say the very least. Who knows for sure? Sometimes you're better off just using your creative imagination while leaving the rest for the pseudo-scientific creatures of today to pretend that they can unravel such things from ancient history... As the last part of the title asks: Fact or fiction??? Yeah, go get 'em, fellow brainiacs of ultimate knowledge and know-how... Either way, it sounds like this place has been under conflict, from the very start. Cheers! Ha-ha!

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Semi-related Post: "Beowulf - Fact or Fiction?"

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Interbreeding Species of Ancient Humans

I recently read an article over a newly discovered species of humans that could have performed a few interbreeding activities with some our ancient ancestors. It goes on to say:
"Scientists say an entirely separate type of human identified from bones in Siberia co-existed and interbred with our own species. The ancient humans have been dubbed Denisovans after the caves in Siberia where their remains were found. There is also evidence that this group was widespread in Eurasia. A study in Nature journal shows that Denisovans co-existed with Neanderthals and interbred with our species - perhaps around 50,000 years ago." Read more, here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12059564

This reminds me of a few years ago, when they discovered a dwarf-like humanoid/chimp called the "Homo floresiensis." There was lots of debate there, and some people thought that it was a dwarfed version of the evolving humanoid, but later they started to see that the evidence led to what I originally thought a few years ago, and that being it was a separate species all together. By what I read and seen back then, when it first hit the media, the Homo floresiensis was more closely related to a monkey than anything else. I just looked at it as an advanced midget ape with keen survival skills, and stumbled along into something else without giving it much thought. I just don't waste time pondering over trivial stuff.

Anyway, back to the original subject concerning the Denisovans: What makes this so mysterious, is the missing link between Homo Erectus, Neanderthals, Denisovans (the ones spoke about in that article link) and the Homo sapiens (the species of today). It seems that all the other species quickly disappear after the Homo sapiens arrived to this beautiful scene hosted by planet Earth. Some folks get creative and even go as far as saying that aliens from another planet came down here and altered the DNA of the Homo Erectus by interbreeding it with more advanced beings or by performing genetic alterations by using some advanced form of science, to create the Homo sapiens. Then again, you'll have the creationists battling the evolutionists in what is or isn't possible.
I must say, though, when it comes to macro-evolution theories, their concepts of speciation do seem to be quite asinine, to say the least!
At any rate, when it comes to today's humanoids, the interest levels over subjects like this, often splits into 4 groups:
1) Scientists, 2) Religionists/Creationists, 3) Creative open-minded thinkers, and 4) the ones who just don't give a crap either way, as long as they got plenty food to eat and various forms of entertainment at hand.

I once wrote about a related subject, here:  "Theory of Evolution: Where is the Missing Link between Homo erectus & Homo sapiens"

At times, when researching the origins of life and our ancient ancestors, it can be perplexing and hilarious all at the same time. At any rate, no one actually knows for sure just what all could have happened in the past, but it makes for some excellent debate, arguments, stories, and science fiction tales or flicks. ...Hey, I just thought of a movie that sort of relates to this subject, well, in an inverted way. Ha-ha!

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Woot-woot! ---End of Post 'Interbreeding Species of Ancient Humans'

Monday, December 20, 2010

...Other Sacred Rocks & Stones

Recently, I did a post about the sacred rock formation of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Today, I thought that it would be nice to add a "Part 2" to this subject and mention a few other sacred rocks & stones. Of course, there are many more mysterious stones and rocks on this planet, but I'll just add them to this blog sporadically.

Speaking of mythical mysteries, I was going to also provide images and information about the "Dropa Stones" on this post, but after finding a lot of questionable, duplicated content that stemmed from the two main Dropa stories that are commonly found on the Internet with no solid evidence whatsoever, I decided to omit that from this subject. If you're wondering, the Dropa stones supposedly were discovered in caves and contained information that was written by aliens who crash-landed on this planet via a misguided, malfunctioning space probe. They were unable to repair their spaceship, and they either all died or got killed off by the humanoids who labeled them as short, big-eyed, yellow skinned ugly people, or a few survivors may have made it and formed a tribe of these "short, big-eyed people" that lived here long ago, yada-yada, blah-blah, and the story goes on without any real anything. However, subjects like that are always worthy of appearing on a myths, legends, & folklore blog, such as this one, but the Dropa dung will not get a separate post with a title - due to the cloudy tales & legends that I read about online... Enough said; if you're interested, do your own web search over that particular subject. Anyway...

Below, I'll provide a few pics with a brief description that relate to other sacred rocks & stones found on this lovely blue planet.

Carnac Stones:
The Carnac stones are an exceptionally dense collection of megalithic sites around the French village of Carnac, in Brittany, consisting of alignments, dolmens, tumuli and single menhirs. 3,000 (or more) prehistoric standing stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany, and are the largest such collection in the world. Local tradition (legends, myths, and folklore) claims that the reason they stand in such perfectly straight lines is that they are a Roman legion turned to stone by Merlin or Saint Cornelius – Brittany has its own local versions of the Arthurian cycle. A Christian legend associated with the stones held that they were pagan soldiers in pursuit of Pope Cornelius when he turned them to stone. The exact reason for these stones is uncertain, but many believe they may have had some astrological purpose, especially since they run from east to west. At times, when looking at the aerial shots, it just looks like a big graveyard to me, but surely they had more purpose than being massive tombstones. Anyway, read more about these sacred stones, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnac_stones

The 3 major groups of Carnac stone rows, as shown below; click to enlarge:



This area also has several dolmens, and are generally thought to have been tombs... I'll provide an image of one below, for an example:

[ Image Credit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Crucuno_dolmen.jpg ]

Stonehenge:

Around 5,000 years old or more, the Stonehenge in England is a temple-like complex centered around a ring of heavy stones. The exact purpose of such alignment, still remains a mystery today......


Easter Island Statues:

Some of these sacred stone heads weigh up to 6 tons each. Rows of these mysterious statues face out towards the sea from Easter Island in the Southern Pacific. It is amazing enough that they carved so many, but most of the astonishment arises when thinking about how they moved such large stones/rocks around...and why??? The purpose for these stones is not certain, but many believe that they represent their ancestors.

[ Image Credit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AhuTongariki.JPG ]

...Related pictorial link, featuring ancient, sacred rocks & stones: "The Lost City of the Incas," http://www.perpendicularity.org/machu-picchu.html.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Is Silicon-based life possible?

Well, by our current Earth-bound understanding of science, the typical answer is: "No, it is not possible, but it makes for great science fiction movies."

I asked this question, with silicon being the base for another possible life-form, because that seems to be the most popular suggestion out of all the elements we know about. Personally, I'm more curious about there being life based on other elements that we don't know about or haven't discovered - that is possibly out there, in ample amounts, somewhere in the universe.

Instead of me typing a bunch of subjective opinions that I generally enjoy doing, mainly on other websites and blogs of mine, I'll just provide a couple resources that are not supporting the theory of silicon-based life, but their reasons may provide even more questions and possibilities, depending on your imagination.

Resources:
1) Conceivably, some strange life-forms might be built from silicone-like substances were it not for an apparently fatal flaw in silicon's biological credentials. This is its powerful affinity for oxygen. When carbon is oxidized during the respiratory process of a terrestrial organism, it becomes the gas carbon dioxide – a waste material that is easy for a creature to remove from its body. The oxidation of silicon, however, yields a solid because, immediately upon formation, silicon dioxide organizes itself into a lattice in which each silicon atom is surrounded by four oxygens. Disposing of such a substance would pose a major respiratory challenge.
Read more, here: http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/S/siliconlife.html

2) Silicon biochemistry: The most commonly proposed basis for an alternative biochemical system is the silicon atom, since silicon has many chemical properties similar to carbon and is in the same periodic table group, the carbon group. Like carbon, silicon can create molecules that are sufficiently large to carry biological information. However, silicon has several drawbacks as a carbon alternative. Silicon, unlike carbon, lacks the ability to form chemical bonds with diverse types of atoms, which permits the chemical versatility necessary for metabolism.
Read more about this and other exotic element-based biochemistries, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothetical_types_of_biochemistry

...Okay, now back to the original query, "Is Silicon-based life possible?" This concept has been applied to many fantasy and sci-fi flicks. For example, the original Star Trek series, episode 26, had a show that featured a silicon-based being. This particular show was called "Devil in the Dark." The Horta (a silicon-based life-form) is discovered by miners on Janus VI and every 50,000 years, all the Horta die except for one individual who survives to look after the eggs of the next generation. Anyway, the point is, on a planet with a totally different chemistry and available elements (many elements that could possibly be unknown to us), it is a plausible theory that life may not necessarily have to be limited to the carbon-based category.

Conclusion:
I suppose that I could have changed the title of this post to "Does all life have to be carbon-based?" and it would have had the same effect.  Hell, forget about the silicon-based life theories and the doubts therein. Just think about the possibility of all the other exotic elements that we may not even be aware of, that could exist deep within the cosmos. When it comes to the marvels of life itself, the mystery in what makes life possible, and the amazingly stupendous amounts of various types of life that we do know about on this beautiful planet, I'd say that anything could be possible elsewhere......

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Incas - Sky Gods

...Just as there have been many various types of civilizations throughout time on planet Earth, there have also been many different gods worshipped by the dwellers therein. The Incas were known to be "people of the sun" and they were also very into the notion of "Sky Gods," as well.

This sort of stuff just reminds me of how people think without knowing a science behind things. I'm not saying that there isn't a force or a higher being or beings behind some things, but then again, what is so mysterious about that? Hell, I'd hate to know that the Homo sapiens on planet Earth are the most advanced race in the universe. Now that's a scary thought... Ha-ha!

Anyway, if a person didn't know any better and they heard a loud thunder, for example, what else would they have thought back then? The same applies to lightning and all the other creative activity that happens in the sky, hence forth the "Sky Gods" in full mythical force.

The Incas main divinity, as far as existence is concerned, was Viracocha, and was the great creator god in the pre-Inca and Inca mythology in the Andes region of South America. Viracocha was one of the most important deities in the Inca pantheon and the Incas believed that this deity was the creator of all things, or the source from which all things derived from, and this particular Inca god was also associated with the sea in an intrinsic fashion. Obviously, the ancient Incas believed that Viracocha created the universe, sun, moon, stars, time (by commanding the sun to move over the sky) and civilization itself, as would most people who worship creator gods under any name.

Inti was the Incan sun god, the ruler of the daytime. This may have been the most important god of the Incas, as far as daily living is concerned, for very apparent reasons (we all need the sun, ya know...).

Mama Kilya, also known as Mama Quilla, was the moon goddess and ruler of the night. One could say that the Incas looked at Inti as the divine male and Mama Kilya as the divine female. Also, they represented Inti with gold and Mama Quilla with silver.

Illapu, also known as Illapa, was the Incan thunder god. Illapu was also known as the provider of rain, and they often prayed for such things, since rain is a necessary thing, duh......

I just read in a mythology book that mentioned some deity called "Chuichu." It said that the Incas believed in a rainbow god that was a two-headed dragon-like deity called Chuichu. They knew that the rainbow somehow related to the sun or the sun's rays, but due to the lack of understanding back then, which is understandable, they couldn't figure it out - so why not just label it as a god, since it is simpler to blame it on a god-like being, ya know...

Additional Link: Incas - Aliens & Ancient Astronauts

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Sacred Ayers Rock - Uluru

...Found within the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia, this particular rock formation is very sacred to the aboriginal people. Ayers rock, also known as "Uluru," has many caves, springs, ancient artwork, waterholes, and so on. The Aborigines believe that the rock caves found inside the Uluru, have spiritual significance.

This mighty sandstone has been weathered over time, but still stands 1,142 feet above the plains and is an incredible 5.8 miles around (the circumference). Ayers rock often seems to change color, depending on the angle of the sun, with its most attractive moment being during sunsets, as it often appears to glow red.

Image of the Uluru, below:


As with most subjects that deal with ancient times & history, the Sacred Ayers Rock comes with many myths & legends.
For example: The sacred Uluru is in the middle of the Simpson Desert. Even though it appears to just be a giant land mass in the middle of a desert, the Aborigines think of it as a symbol of all creation.
There is an Aborigine legend that Uluru was once an ocean, but after a great battle at its shores, it rose up in revolt at the bloodshed, forming the great blood-colored rock that you often see glow red, during sunset, like I mentioned before.

Every feature on Ayers Rock has a special meaning to these people, such as: a pair of holes are the eyes of an ancestor; a mark down the side is the blood of the "venomous snake people," shed in a battle, and on and on and on......

As you can see, I'm stopping right there and I'm not about to get into all the myths, legends, and folklore that spawned from the Uluru - as this post would become too large.

Australian Aboriginal Proverb: "We are all visitors to this time, this place... Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love and then we return home."

At any rate, I just wanted to drop down a couple images of this sacred, massive chunk of a rock formation, as it is still very interesting to look at......

---Side Note: If you're interested in traveling and/or taking a vacation near this sacred rock formation, visit: http://www.ayersrockresort.com.au/ - Ayers Rock Resort website says: "With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions within the Resort and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, your days will be action-packed. Ride a camel across the desert dunes. Hop on a Harley, or embark on a base walk of Uluru (Ayers Rock)."

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Were the Dinosaurs Cold-Blooded or Warm-Blooded?

I was recently discussing this interesting subject with a friend of mine, several days ago, after I did my "Death of the Neanderthals & Dinosaurs" post. Anyway, I know that it has long been said within the scientific community that all of the Dinosaurs were cold-blooded creatures, but I just don't think that it is possible for ALL of them to have been that way. I've never really checked on it or researched it, nor was I even aware that it was a debatable topic, until a couple days ago. Simply put, the cold-blooded theory may very well just be a misguided myth.

...After thinking about it, I went and did a web search and within a few seconds, I found an article on an established, trusted website, talking about this very issue. It was a 2 page article; both pages are not very long, so it doesn't take but a moment to read. First, lets just skip page one for now and head right into the Pros & Cons on page 2: http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/dinosaurcontroversies/i/warmblooded_2.htm
Okay, I hope that you have read page 2 already and are ready to move on... On page one, it states that the weakest argument in which supports the theory of cold-blooded dinosaurs is: "Since modern reptiles and lizards are cold-blooded, it made sense that “lizard-like” creatures like dinosaurs must have been cold-blooded, too." It also goes on to say: "This received view of dinosaurs began to change in the late 1960s, when a handful of paleontologists, chief among them Robert Bakker and John Ostrom, began to promulgate a picture of dinosaurs as fast, quick-witted, energetic creatures, more akin to modern mammalian predators than the lumbering lizards of myth. The problem was, it would be extremely difficult for a Tyrannosaurus Rex to maintain such an active lifestyle if it was cold-blooded -- leading to the theory that dinosaurs may in fact have been endotherms." To read more from page one, visit:
http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/dinosaurcontroversies/i/warmblooded.htm

I didn't even realize it was debatable, like I said earlier, until just a few days ago. Personally, I'm in between the two conflicting theories of warm-blooded versus the cold-blooded claims, and I think that there were both types of creatures back then. I have to agree with the prior statement, though, and that being it would be difficult trying to imagine a T. Rex, for example, being anything but warm-blooded. I think many scientists just want to believe they were cold-blooded because it is easier to accept - since dinosaurs are known and often labeled as "giant lizards."

It is very possible that we will never know the actual answer to any of this, and due to the outlandish differences in the creatures of the past from the ones of today, who is to say that they couldn't have somehow been designed or born with a unique metabolism that is unknown to us - featuring facets of both warm- and cold-blooded traits. Maybe they had the ability to turn on a self-induced, cold-blooded, internal hibernating switch when slowing down the metabolism was necessary for survival, and then have the ability to awaken to a hyper-active, high-calorie burning, warm-blooded eating machine when possible - who knows?
Any theory is about as good as the next, within reason, when speaking about the unknown. It is an interesting subject... If you have any personal theories about the mighty Dinosaurs of the past, feel free to drop them down into the comment field. [Image: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sampson_Tyrannosaurus.jpg]

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Ninth Gate - Hell in a Book

I don't typically do movie reviews, since I'm not a movie buff or whatever.
However, since this site is about myths, legends, and folklore, I thought I'd add a movie promo to the mix that semi-relates to the wooism at hand. Ha! I tell ya one thing that this film made me feel, and that being the need to read more mythical books so I can be as much of a lunatic as these other folks that seem to be befuddled by the madness amid the chaos of creation! Yes, that's right. This ain't no damn movie review at all, actually; it is simply a "calling" to be a complete nutjob or whackjob - due to the literature that is often provided to the public via the media of asininity. Call it "the word" or call it "total BS," but in all true justness, it is all the freakin' same.
I'm not into this asinine theory of hell, heaven, the devil, or even the divine worship of dictatorial law, but this movie is worth a look, if you're desperate for something that might inspire you to seek woo-woo verbiage from ancient books, etc. Yes, the film "The Ninth Gate" was merely "hell in a book." Cheers now, in all its utter glory of superstition! Oh, but ain't it fun?
---Side Note: Click on the DVD Images below, if you're interested in purchasing this kooky film...


Critics say (from Wikipedia): Most movie reviewers said that the suspense in The Ninth Gate was less than that of Rosemary’s Baby (1968), director Polanski’s famous supernatural-themed film. The Ninth Gate holds a 40 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes (26% among “Cream of the Crop” critics) and a metascore of 44 on Metacritic. Roger Ebert said the ending was lackluster, “while at the end, I didn’t yearn for spectacular special effects, I did wish for spectacular information — something awesome, not just a fade-to-white.” In his review for The New York Times, Elvis Mitchell said the movie was “about as scary as a sock-puppet re-enactment of The Blair Witch Project, and not nearly as funny.” Entertainment Weekly rated the film “D+,” and Lisa Schwarzbaum said it had an “aroma of middle-brow, art-house Euro-rot, a whiff of decay and hauteur in a film not even a star as foxed, and foxy, as Johnny Depp, himself, could save.” In the Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan said the film was “too laid-back, and unconcerned about the pacing of its story to be satisfying,” because “a thriller that’s not high-powered, is an intriguing concept, in reality it can hold our attention for only so long.” In the Village Voice, J. Hoberman said the film was “barely releasable hokum, stuffed with cheesy blah-blah.” Read more, here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ninth_Gate

My take on the critics review: What in the hell were these people expecting, a damn epiphany of eternal awareness? It was just a movie that inspired mythical thinking along with the concept of ancient literature that can possibly get lost or misconstrued or reinterpreted to the point of altered value.
I think it was a decent film, so suck on your own 9th gate of hell, and go read a book or something!
The back of the DVD says: "Johnny Depp goes head to head with Lucifer in Roman Polanski's new thriller." Johnny Depp stars as Dean Corso, an unscrupulous rare-book dealer who is hired to locate the last remaining copies of "The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom," a demonic manuscript that can summon the devil [from hell]. Corso becomes embroiled in a conspiracy involving murder, theft and satanic ritual, and ultimately finds himself confronting the devil incarnate [sexy whore].
---Related Link: Witchcraft - Folklore - Satanic - Sorcery



Monday, November 15, 2010

Why do we Study Myths & Folklore?

After perusing over some website stats the other day, looking for keywords used and/or pages visited, etc., I came across a query that someone typed into the search bar which took them to the home page of this particular blog site: "Why do we study myths & folklore?"

I thought to myself, "Ya know, that's a good question that many people may often ask." Even though, I thought that I briefly answered it in the past, when I did my post "Why Myths are Noteworthy..."

To supplement my short post "Why Myths are Noteworthy," I found another good explanation for this query online, below:

"Mythology is the study of myth. Myths are ancient stories that have been handed down from generation to generation in a certain culture. By studying myth, a person can learn how a culture thought, lived, and expressed themselves. HISTORY can tell you facts about various types of people, but MYTH shows you the personality, their beliefs, fears, and hopes. Relying solely on HISTORY to tell you about different races, tribes, groups, etc., is like reading a person's driver's license instead of meeting him/her face-to-face." [ I only made a few edits from the original source: http://teacherweb.nixa.k12.mo.us/~zakhamby/Why.html ]

This next link, provides a page with a little more elaboration upon the subject. The web page is entitled, "Why Study Folklore?" ...And you can find it here: http://www.siskiyous.edu/class/engl12/whystudy.htm

Basically, without all the excess verbiage: We study myths, legends, & folklore because it is interesting and because we can. I find no surprise in the fact that other human beings like to study other people's emotions, feelings, and beliefs. Besides, what deeper dimension is there to delve into, other than the vast imagination of mankind and the human expressions therein.....?

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Mysterious Pyramids of Giza

Of course, all ancient pyramids seem to have a touch of mysterious construction to them, but none compare to the great pyramids of Giza......

Symbolic Constructs of Star Worship Are these merely symbolic constructions of star worship, or is all that effort for diverse reasons and divine purposes? Either way, they are still magnificent and a pleasure to look at, even after all these years. They have withstood the test of time and one can only imagine how glorious they shined, long ago. I have read somewhere before, that they used to emit a bright white glow.
But the question still remains, when it comes to these mysterious, great pyramids of Giza: How did they build 'em? Below, I'll provide a few links that relate to this subject, along with a Wikipedia link for further reading.
So, what's your theory? Were the people of Ancient Egypt simply more advanced than what many of us give them credit for? They definitely were not lazy, unlike the typical Americans of today. Ha-ha! Here's another common question: Did they get help from extraterrestrials and/or aliens that came from another planet, region in space, time, dimension or from a completely different universe? Ahh, the queries we often ponder......
Related Links:
"In partially solving a mystery that has baffled archaeologists for centuries, a Drexel University professor has determined that the Great Pyramids of Giza were constructed with a combination of not only carved stones but the first blocks of limestone-based concrete cast by any civilization." Read More: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/12/061209122918.htm
"The Aztecs, Mayans and ancient Egyptians were three very different civilizations with one very large similarity: pyramids. However, of these three ancient cultures, the Egyptians set the standard for what most people recognize as classic pyramid design: massive monuments with a square base and four smooth-sided triangular sides, rising to a point. The Aztecs and Mayans built their pyramids with tiered steps and a flat top." Read More: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080328104302.htm
"Many alternative, often contradictory, theories have been proposed regarding the pyramid's construction techniques. Not all agree even that the blocks were quarried. Davidovits claims that they were cast in situ using a "limestone concrete," a theory which is rejected by other Egyptologists. The rest accept that it was built by moving huge stones from a quarry, being unable to agree only on whether they were dragged, lifted or even rolled into place." Read More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyramid_of_Giza
Image of a massive, mysterious pyramid from Giza:
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

'Holier than Thou' Christians are Pathetic!

As I mention on my last post, "What about this God thing?," I needed to add a couple organized religion-related posts to this blog, since it is entitled "Myths, Legends, & Folklore."

I'll make this a short entry, in case later on down the road, a bunch of "Holier than Thou" Christians decide to stampede towards this post and type me a bunch of fictitious stories filled with fairy tales and hogwash - into the comment field, so I'd hate to take up too much space, ya know...

The reason I'm writing this post, is because I got reminded the other day just how pathetic a self-righteous, self-proclaimed, "only I have the path to enlightenment" type of Christian is. You know, the kind that think they are the one who has found the universal needle in the galactic haystack and that they should pity you because you haven't been "saved" by Jesus even though this person who, for whatever fucked up reason, doesn't seem to have a birth date. Ha-ha! How in the hell can you not have a known birth date while supposedly being so well known, performing miracles, walking on water, and so on? WTF?

Anyway, I'm not even going to bother pointing out obvious contradictions from the bi-polar ways of the Old & New Testament, as I'm just here to provide a quick blog post (with an enticing title) on the subject and perhaps we can argue later on. In fact, I occasionally splurge and go into other people's blogs or forums and debate, argue, use profanity, laugh at, mock, jeer, ridicule, and all that good, fun stuff; you name it... The bad part about that, there is usually a lot of censorship on those "Holier than Thou" websites, so I often end up on Atheist websites, blogs or pages, so there is a better chance at not getting deleted or censored. [I'll provide a good example, in a moment.]

Well, to make a long story short, the other day my girlfriend's mom (self-righteous Christian) decided to stick her nose in our relationship, and confronted me with this "I'm worried about your relationship with my daughter" crap. She was blaming me for stuff and telling me that my girlfriend was running from Jesus because of me. Oh really? I found that to be interesting, since I didn't know this guy has been chasing her! LOL!

Her mom nearly pissed me off a few times during our stupid conversation, and she finally realized that I wasn't falling for that "I feel so bad for the unsaved ones" horse shit! I told her that my religion wasn't in a book and that I have a "religion of self." Her and the religion she spewed outward, got in her car and drove off. People really need to mind their own business and quit trying to tell other people how to live their lives! Her mom also thought it was so evil and dark of me that I drink beer. Holy mythical Moses! Look out now, I'm a wicked demon who drinks the boogy-boogyman beer! Oh, please!

I could include a lot more detail, but you don't want to hear about all of that drama. The point is, not all Christians are like this. Not every Christian walks around like their shit doesn't stink. Thankfully, not everyone believes these pompous "Holier than Thou" bastards and doesn't fall for their baloney. Some of these super-Christians have their head stuck so far up their bunghole, they don't even realize that they have a mental disorder that leads to deception and the vulnerability therein! Some of these kooks are so gullible, they could be brainwashed to shove dull machetes up their own ass if they were promised an eternity in heaven! Ha-ha!
So, save your pity for all of the "unsaved" ones because y'all are so damn pathetic, it is actually funny!



Oh, no! It's Evil!  Ha-ha! ---End of Post " 'Holier than Thou' Christians are Pathetic! "

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What about this God thing?

This blog, for the most part, is just a bunch of woo-woo anyway, consisting mostly of mythical madness, alien theories, a few interesting subjects here & there, and loads of colorful piles of steaming dung, but ya know something: I haven't added any religious garbage or anything that relates to this current "God thing" - the battle that many organized religions often fight over. You know, that thing that has caused many wars over the last several hundred years, or thousands, who knows...... So, I think I need to add a couple religion posts on here, since this blogspot blog is entitled, "Myths, Legends, & Folklore."

Well, I'm not into organized religions in the slightest. I usually try to avoid religious debates unless, well, I'm just looking for the fun found within arguing, a.k.a. fighting. ;)

However, I'm not an atheist. I believe in a religion of "self" that eventually leads to the unavoidable theory of unity. Basically, we are all apart of this "thing" that many people refer to as God, without all the super-heroes and saviors. I would hope to think we are on our own different paths & levels via various types of vessels (capsules/bodies) that transport the souls (that invisible force or spirit from inside with static memory & energy) from place to place. But we can't find God externally, as it is all internal and/or coming from within our personal capsules. Just picture one massive, eternal, divine consciousness split into endless dividends, all trying to find itself via experiences. Hence forth, it is all about the experience.
Anyway, that's enough of my hogwash for now, because I'm really just talking out of my backside and all I know for sure, is that organized religions suck for some of us. Some religions remind me of Elementary School with a blow torch being used as punishment as opposed to a paddle, but hey, some people just need to keep re-taking the same classes, I suppose, and need Heaven & Hell concepts for scare tactics and motivation. How silly. Anyway...

I'm writing this post because I recently ran across a spiritual site that didn't have all that selfish garbage that most organized religions do, when it comes to the question, "What about God?" I tried to join this site, but I think I got labelled as spam or whatever. Perhaps I got too carried away on my profile answers for their eccentric questions...and freaked them out, I don't know. Ha-ha-ha!

Anyway, not that I agree with all of it, but here is an excerpt from one of their pages:
"There is no concept that can define God. That power some call God is the source of all. It is the over arching divine consciousness that guides and directs all life in form and non form. We know God by knowing our true selves. We do not need to consciously understand, rationalize or define God for God to be real. Like us, God Just IS. We accept there is great power in who we are, and the processes of how we each came to be. Yet each is free to formulate their own interpretation of what that power is, yet to do so may prove futile. However, we can come to understand aspects of God. Like the fact that God pervades each and everyone of us, exists both within us, around us and is intricately connected to us. God works with us and through us, and for that we honor and love God through divine service and existing in a state of least resistance to God. We honor the process and honor our own role within it. To see through the illusionary nature of form and see clearly each and every beings, non dual nature. To see the God aspect in each other, and to love God."

Source/Website:
http://lightworkers.org/what-is-a-lightworker-are-you-a-lightworker

It looks like a pretty neat site, but it is probably good that I got labelled as spam or hell, maybe a divine glitch occurred during the sign up process, who knows. The reason I say it's good that I didn't join, is because I would have probably offended some of the sensitive pansies - especially since I'm not very good at pretending to agree or to like someone...and would have probably left comments on some of the "works" that would have led to me getting banned or deleted, like I do on most other opinionated websites. Ha-ha! Hey, check it out, if you think it's for you - especially if you're spiritual but not into religions AND are good at playing by the rules, which I'm not. Ha-ha!

---Related Link:  "God is from another Dimension..."

---End of Post "What about this God thing?"

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Werewolf Syndrome - Extreme Hypertrichosis

Unlike most of the content here, this is not a Myth nor does it relate to Legends or Folklore.

The only thing mythical about it, could be if someone seen one of these characters running around with extreme Hypertrichosis, while thinking they just witnessed a malign being, and screamed, "I seen a Werewolf!" Now that could get some wild stories started in a hurry, that would later turn into Myths & Folklore.

I'll make this post fairly short, but mainly just wanted to drop down a few images of this bizarre syndrome and to also possibly inform the ones out there who have never heard of it. Anyway, Hypertrichosis obviously involves abnormal hair growth. It can either be over the entire body or it can be localized in certain areas. The Werewolf Syndrome is also often classified under "Acquired" Hypertrichosis (which appears after birth) or "Congenital" Hypertrichosis (which is rare, but present at birth due to a genetic mutation).

To read more about this outlandish, abnormal hair growth disorder, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertrichosis

Check out a couple images below:


I have read about how some people in the past that suffered with extreme Hypertrichosis, often found jobs at the circus, but can you imagine the mental stress one would have to go through, if they wanted to fit in with society... In contrast, I have also read that some people with this particular syndrome attempt no treatments, and say that it defines them as a person and/or who they are. Either way, this is some freaky-looking stuff!

---End of Post "Werewolf Syndrome - Extreme Hypertrichosis"

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Dinosaurs & Neanderthals - Ultimate Demise

I'm about to briefly bring up two debatable topics, provide links to a couple related stories, and leave it at that. Nobody seems to know for sure, what caused the ultimate demise and/or extinction of the Neanderthals nor can anyone prove exactly what killed off the Dinosaurs.

First, we'll start with the Neanderthals:

Artistic view of a Neanderthal Male
Wikipedia lists two possible Extinction Hypotheses:

1) Neanderthals were a separate species from modern humans, and became extinct (due to climate change or interaction with humans) and were replaced by H. sapiens moving into its habitat beginning around 80 kya. Competition from H. sapiens probably contributed to Neanderthal extinction. Jared Diamond has suggested a scenario of violent conflict and displacement.
2) Neanderthals were a contemporary subspecies that bred with Homo sapiens and disappeared through absorption (interbreeding hypothesis).

Here's a third possibility: Could the Neanderthal women have been sterilized by aliens from another planet or world?

"But they were an obsolete race, competing for food & living space with the much more advanced Cro-Magnon man, our own ancestors. They had to be removed, and were genetically altered by the ancient astronauts so that they could no longer breed. In other words, the women were sterilized," says UFO & ancient astronaut expert Dr. Hans Oehlenschlager of Berlin, Germany.

Read more: http://www.perpendicularity.org/death-of-neanderthals.html

It was an interesting story, nonetheless......

Okay, now what about the death of those Dinosaurs?

T-Rex Skeleton Scientists along with many other curious folks have been wondering this very question, "what actually caused the Dinosaurs to all die out?" While most folks agree that their ultimate demise was due to some giant meteor impact to planet Earth, there are still many other theories out there......

"Years of research by dedicated scientists across the world have yielded many conflicting theories, all of them plausible; but they do agree that the wonderful lizards perished in some kind of worldwide, cataclysmic, and incredibly violent event; and several have asked: Could this have been a nuclear explosion via atomic war?"

Read more: http://www.perpendicularity.org/death-of-dinosaurs.html
Well, either way, they are extinct, so draw your own conclusions......

Egyptian Magic Books

The following is an excerpt from the back of the book entitled "Egyptian Magic," by E.A. Wallis Budge:

"For millenia, Egypt, the dark land, has been considered the home of magic. The feats of her priests and magicians were renowned throughout the ancient world, from the simplest legerdemain (according to present interpretation) to the heights of necromancy and sorcery. Even their most severe critics, the ancient Hebrews, admitted the power of Egyptian magic. In the famous sorcerers' duel between Moses and the Egyptian priests before Pharaoh, the Egyptians were almost as skilled as Moses.

This well-known study of ancient Egyptian magic, by E. Wallis Budge, long curator of Egyptian antiquities at the British Museum, sums up everything that is known about the wonder-working of ancient Egypt. Dr. Budge covers the powerful amulets that warded off evil spirits, the scarabs of immortality, the use of wax images and spirit placements, magical pictures and formulas, magic via the secret name, magic of sounds, rituals, curses, destruction of hostile magic, determination of fortunate dates, and many of the other practices of the Nile dwellers.

Dozens of excerpts are also given from the magical papyroi, tomb inscriptions, and other sources. Many wonderful tales are told in these Egyptian stories: mind control, enforcing will upon animals, suspended animation, calling upon the dead, finding ancient books of incredible magic power, and other miraculous events that we may or may not believe......"

This particular book is the unabridged republication of the 1901 edition and it comes with 20 illustrations. I own this book, but I still haven't got around to reading any of it yet, well, except for the back of it that I'm typing into this blog, ha-ha! It looks interesting though, and I plan on checking it out in detail, later on. Hey, most people might classify this "Egyptian Magic" book under the 'woo-woo category' but we will just call it eccentric, and leave it at that.

Looking for additional Egyptian Magic Books?


'Click Here' for a large selection of these eccentric books!



---End of Post

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Legend of Mel's Hole

The contemporary legend of what is referred to as "Mel's Hole," makes for an interesting tale - whether there is any truth to it or not.
Although, during the time of such claims, the mystery man Mel Waters claimed to be residing in or within the area close to Manastash Ridge, Washington, but no records indicate a resident living in that area during the given time period. He also claimed to know the whereabouts of an outlandish hole in the earth, measuring 9 feet in circumference and, after testing by lowering a weight attached to several reels of fishing line, estimated it to be at least 15 miles deep. Mel even appeared on radio shows, boasting about his knowledge of this mysterious, freaky hole with paranormal properties.

Speaking of paranormal or occult properties, the legend of Mel's hole also mentions that this seemingly endless orifice of earth (that would make for a great devil's gate in a horror flick or scary movie) had other odd qualities, such as the ability to bring dead animals back to life. To make it short, Mr. Waters supposedly sold the property and vanished along with the directions of this glorious underground landfill of his. Hell, the guy could have at least been nice enough to leave a map!

Although, for the most part, this has been labelled as an urban legend or just plain hooey, there are still other reports of this hole; one in particular, dates back several years before this Mel character. I recently read about how there was some tribal-related "Medicine Man" that went by the name Red Elk, claimed to have seen this mysterious hole with his father, in the year 1961. Red Elk also stated that the hole was much deeper than 15 miles, and that it was near 28 miles deep. Now, how in the hell he could have actually knew that, beats the hell out of me. I don't know, maybe the boogy man told him. This supposed Medicine Man also spoke about an Inner Earth belief with a race of giant "lizard men" who turned captured humans into sex slaves. Hmm, I bet this guy had some interesting dreams at night. Ha-ha! By the way, those Inner Earth creatures make for some excellent Sci-Fi shows!

Outside of Mel and the Medicine Man, there have been a few others that have claimed knowledge about this toxic waste dump of a hole. I call it that, because it has also been said that this "hell of a hole" had once been used by locals to dump their garbage and other random forms of junk for years, while never filling up. This suggests, that it must be one deep pit of filth and smelly debris...


Related Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel%27s_Hole

http://www.whalesinspace.com/2009/06/mel-waters-and-the-devils-hole/

http://www.seattlechatclub.org/MelsHole.html [no longer valid]

Hmm, maybe this is what Mel's Hole looked like:



---End of Post "The Legend of Mel's Hole"

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Crop Circles & Underwater UFOs

I've recently stumbled across a couple links in which one spoke about crop circles and the other mentioned underwater UFOs. This stuff was big in the '90s, but I see that it's still getting some attention, so I'll provide the images and links to 'em for your entertainment.

First of all, crop circles are a well known hoax that was often used, especially in the past, to really rile up the UFO activists. Don't get me wrong, I believe there is other life forms out there - some flying around in the universe or whatever, and the possibility of aliens visiting us from another planet, is something that I've never had any doubt about. But this crop circle hooey used to commonly be done as publicity stunts for certain towns, cities or whatever - call it the media effect, if you will.

I really don't know if alien beings would waste time playing in corn fields or other people's crops just to make wicked designs for their own personal amusement. However, this latest one that I stumbled across not only had a nifty pattern, it come with an onlooker's tale.

Check out this crafty crop circle image:

Crop Circle via man or aliens?News Link covering this particular crop circle:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/ufo/6394256/UFO-alert-police-officer-sees-aliens-at-crop-circle.html


Underwater UFOs:
I've heard about this for years... The possibility of UFOs soaring out of the water and/or diving underwater to great depths, is just as plausible to me, as them hovering around in the sky and disappearing. If this is true, however, they must have some sort of force field around their craft, perhaps a protective bubble of some sorts, that they use while bending time & space during their high speed travel throughout the cosmos; plus, an advanced race of aliens may possibly have access to dimensional travel, which would completely boggle our Earth-bound laws of physics.
Anyway, the link I'm about to provide for this subject, is about "Russian Navy UFO records say aliens love oceans." It goes on to quote Vladimir Azhazha, former navy officer and a famous Russian UFO researcher, “Fifty percent of UFO encounters are connected with oceans. Fifteen more – with lakes. So UFOs tend to stick to the water,” Vladimir said. Many folks have connected the bizarre occurrences within the Bermuda Triangle with such claims of alien activity.


...This is another quote from a Navy intelligence veteran, Captain 1st rank, Igor Barklay:Ocean UFOs often show up wherever our or NATO’s fleets concentrate. Near Bahamas, Bermudas, Puerto Rico. They are most often seen in the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean, in the southern part of the Bermuda Triangle, and also in the Caribbean Sea,” Barklay said.
News link covering Underwater UFOs:
http://rt.com/Top_News/2009-07-21/russian-navy-ufo-records-say-aliens-love-oceans.html [URL is no longer valid]

Underwater UFOs ---End of Post

Do you have an Aura?

I recently took, out of curiosity, an aura test that was intended to tell me what the dominant colors of my aura were. Well, even though some of the reading was interesting, I highly doubt if I'm walking around with more colors emitting from me than a typical rainbow. Ha-ha! I'll give the link to the "test" in a moment, but first, the definition and a quick description is necessary:

Aura (noun): (1) a distinctive atmosphere surrounding a given source; (2) a luminous radiation.

The paranormal version of "aura" definitely falls under spiritual insight and most folks would simply label it as woo-woo wishful thinking of an occult nature, and be done with the kooky notion. However, if it is possible to "see" someone's aura, phenomenal clairvoyance needs to be applied.

The astral body is sometimes said to be visible as an aura of swirling colors. You know, sort of like the claims of having an "outer-body experience" and whatnot. At any rate, by me bringing up the possibilty of individuals having so-called "astral projections," I have slowly travelled away from our original topic. Excuse me, my "aura" must have had a transitory color shift off the color wheel and I temporarily flew away with my etheric body and lost my spiritual state of being one with myself on my way back. Ha-ha!

All jokes set aside, it is not too far-fetched of an idea that we all emit something, and the emissions would vary from person to person - some stronger, some weaker, for example. But, like most things, when they get over-analyzed to death by woo-woo practitioners, things can get a little whacked out into the branches of asininity.
A quick excerpt from the land of Wiki:
"Sometimes, however, all people, or all living things, or all objects whatsoever are said to manifest such an aura. Often it is held to be perceptible, whether spontaneously or with practice: such perception is at times linked with the third eye of Indian spirituality.Various writers associate various personality traits with the colors of different layers of the aura."

In you're still interested, you can read more about it here via Wikipedia.

Okay, now here is the link to that "Aura Test" I spoke about earlier:

http://www.auracolors.com/personal-quiz-auracolors.html

Update:  I had to de-activate the above link, since it is no longer online.  Evidently, the ones behind that website, no longer believed they had an aura, either...  Ha-ha!

Do you have an aura?Related blog link:

Metaphysical Myth? Healing Stones & Crystals...

Astral Dreaming
[Above image source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Astral_Sleep_-_by_Jeroen_van_Valkenburg.PNG]

---End of Post "Do you have an Aura?"

Monday, August 16, 2010

Top Secret Video - Area 51 - Alien Interview

In a moment, I'll provide a Google Video link that contains a video that was supposedly smuggled from Area 51. The video was uploaded to that particular video media player, roughly 3 years ago. It contains over an hour of content, mostly interviews, along with a couple minutes of the anonymously claimed alien interview @ Area 51.

I'm sure most of you have heard about all the top secret activities that this desolate spot in Nevada harbors under its high security facility. I'm assuming that most of you feel that the government hides a lot of information from the general public, and many may question the intentions they actually have for humanity. Why do we keep using primitive fuel sources even though we have the technology for free energy? Why do we continue to treat diseases with drugs even though many could possibly have a cure by now? Why do we, except for very few, get left in the dark when it comes to discoveries and information regarding alien life? Yes, because of money, corruption, and/or control...

The video that I'm about to post a link to is more than just interesting, whether it is a hoax or not. Personally, I was not shocked or even that surprised that this could very easily be real. Besides the fact that it is the most authentic alien video I've ever seen, it also displays a poor trait of humanity. They treat these beings like lab rats, with no intention of setting them free.

Going by so-called ex-members of Area 51: These advanced race of beings seem to be more spiritually solid and confident than human beings - in what lies ahead; they do not fear death, for that matter, as they believe the body is just a vessel to transport the soul from place to place. This is what many folks on Earth call "reincarnation." To me, since everything else in the universe and on this planet seems to recycle, it is the only spiritual belief that makes sense. Now, to what degree or extent, that is up for personal interpretation and perspective, so I'll leave that subject alone for now...

Another concept that often gets overlooked, is the possibility that some aliens may not travel through space, they may travel through dimensions. If so, it would have sort of a blink effect upon the arrival and exit between dimensions; sort of like, one second you see a UFO hovering in the sky, then presto, it is gone. In that sense, the craft occupies the same coordinates upon departure, but it changes the dimension in which its coordinates are in.

This top secret video via Area 51 will also show the alien go into seizure, and the interview was quickly aborted. They can only communicate through telepathy, outside of picture writing / hieroglyphics, so a telepath is needed. As was mentioned in the video, the staff at Area 51 mostly contains people of average intelligence, and all this information they are hiding, would come to great use if it got into the hands of the competent intellect that actually cared about humanity as a whole. Until the day comes, when all secrets are revealed, and we unite and learn together while destroying some of these stupid beliefs that we are alone in the universe, we can look at each other as "Earthmen" or "Earth People" and not this, that, or some other stupid title or silly name.

I've always thought that it would do mankind some good, if we were possibly threatened (not destroyed) or openly visited by a race of aliens (perhaps land on top of the White House, for starters), so we could put our Earth-bound bias to rest. Hey, sort of like the movie entitled "Independence Day." Anyway, that is enough chatter for now......

Visit the top secret "UFO - Area 51" Alien Interview Video, below:

Update: The original, full-length 'top secret' video link has been removed at the source, due to unknown reasons.
However, I found part of it on YouTube and I'll provide it below. If you're curious about the full-length video that contained the interview with the provider of the tape along with additional commentary, you'll just have to search YouTube for the missing parts, like part 1, part 2, etc.


Additional Resources:
'Click Here' for DVDs featuring UFOs & Extraterrestrials

'Click Here' for Books featuring Alien Beings & Flying Saucers

---End of Post "Top Secret Video - Area 51 - Alien Interview"

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mysterious Stonehenge...

The reason for the circular pattern of what remains of the Stonehenge today...along with the fact that these massive stones were transported for miles & miles, is very mysterious to us - even to this day. How did the so-called "primitive" ancient man have the ability to move such stones and construct a Stonehenge with that much accuracy and precision? Did some other type of lifeform build this? Or did mankind have help from an advanced alien race of beings that came here from another planet within the galaxy? I think so...

Although, nobody knows for sure why the Stonehenge, Egyptian Pyramids, Easter Island sculptures, and so many other mysterious constructions, were ever built or even how they could have been fabricated with such intellectual craftsmanship.

Below, I'll provide a couple images of the Stonehenge and I'll give a link to a short story that theorizes that the giant stones containing bluestone, constructed in such a fashion, were once used as a power network for flying saucers from long ago.

Upright view of the circular Stonehenge
The Mysterious Stonehenge - what remains of it... Was this once used as a power network for flying saucers? Read this short story and draw your own conclusions:

"Flying Saucers and Druids"

---End of Post

Alien Visitors

A while back, I re-typed several creative stories from a mini-pamphlet - into a section of another website of mine. I more or less gave a critique throughout the 11 chapters with editor interjections and editor comments amid the original content. The basis of the short stories is stemmed from the possibility of having alien visitors, extraterrestrial help, and so on, down through the ancient times of Earth and its inhabitants that dwelled therein.

In my opinion, when concerning chapters 1-11, it started off very interesting, became a little hooey in the middle chapters, and got back on track towards the end. The main part I didn't like, was that it, especially midway through, tried too hard to fuse the Holy Bible into its alien theories - my least favorite chapters were #6 & #7 ('Alien Encounter' & 'Spreading the Word via UFO').
But all in all, it made for an entertaining, thought-provoking read and it also contained many quotes from old books along with people in the scientific community, so the references sort of balanced out. I'll provide the link in a moment...

To me, anyone who denies the possibility of life on other planets or the fact that we have had space travellers visit our tiny planet throughout the timetables of history and during the prehistoric era, must be either extremely arrogant or ignorant, and possibly both.  I also don't deny the idea that many of the ancient writings, including the Holy Bible, religious texts and even cave paintings for that matter, may have been affected and/or influenced by visitors from another planet.   In fact, I'm sure there have been alien visitors from multiple races and planets, and so on.  It is an interesting subject, nonetheless...

To read the extraterrestrial-related short stories, visit:

"Were the first Earthmen Ancient Astronauts?"


Alien Visitors
---End of Post "Alien Visitors"

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Aztec Underworld - Mictlantecuhtli

Boo-boo, boogy-boogy, it's underworld time! The silly religions of today that claim deities from the flaming underground abyss, are not the only ones who had special characters down below. Many of us get tired of hearing about the cartoon figure known as "satan," "devil" or "lucifer" and we just need to change it up a bit.

The main boogy-boogy man in this post, is from Aztec mythology and this lovely being goes by the name "Mictlantecuhtli" which simply means "Lord of Mictlan." The Aztec Underworld has 9 layers, the deepest being Mictlan, and is ruled & dominated by the precious, dear Mictlantecuhtli.

This particular underworld tyrant was one of the primary gods of the Aztecs, with worship & rituals sometimes involving cannibalism along with other ill-minded, sick, freaky, flesh-eating acts of insanity that often transpired in or around the sacred temple of asininity.

Below, I'll provide a depiction of the tyrannical, despotic Aztec Underworld hero that goes by the name, which is a joy to spell, "Mictlantecuhtli"......


---The divine woo-woo of wooism says, "Boo-boo!"

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mexico City 1997 UFO - Video Link & More...

Okay, this was most likely a computer-generated hoax, but it's interesting to read all of the different reports and elaborations upon this subject. The eye-witnesses always make things even more hazy, but nonetheless, it was one of those daytime sightings that was worth a look.

Below, I'll provide a few excerpts from a couple websites along with a separate video link......

Summary: In September 1997, [Mexican TV host and UFO researcher] Jaime Maussan received a very special package. Someone had sent him a video tape, in itself nothing remarkable. But when he played the tape on his video recorder, it took his breath away. For the anonymously sent recording showed nothing but points of light and sky - except for a large, metallic, structured, rotating disk, which maneuvered in broad daylight over Mexico City, with a dateline of "Aug. 6 1997."
Enclosed with it was only a note, which read, "We know what happens to witnesses, if they go public with something like this." Maussan's first reaction was, "This is a fake; it can't be real!" Yet, on the advice of his colleague he viewed it carefully, again and again, and started wondering. In addition to the video, there were multiple eye-witnesses in the area.

You can read more, here:
http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case864.htm

To just view the full-sized video, go here: http://www.ufoevidence.org/videos/footage/MexicoCity1997.wmv

A couple skeptics conclusion, after studying the video for over one hundred hours:

"If the UFO were a real object "out there" beyond the building, this differential blur could occur only if the UFO suddenly moved with the random motion of the camera in such a way as to remain at the same location in the field of view of the camera even though the building image changed its position. That is, the UFO would have to track the motion of the camera. And this is in the time of one frame, 1/30 sec. Actually, in less than the time of one frame the UFO would have had to "jump" downwards many feet (I don't recall the exact number) and then back up again in the next frame because there is no differential image smear in the frame following.

As I recall there were two frames which show this very obvious differential smear. But Sainio studied all the frames and found that the building image smear was almost always greater than the UFO image smear. I should point out that Sainio and I spent well over a hundred hours analyzing that video. It was very interesting and 'looking good' until he discovered the differential smear. The differential smear (and also the image jump referred to by King) introduced an artifact that could not be explained unless one assumed that the UFO tracked the random hand vibration of the camera and moved in a rapid, jerky motion just enough to have its image remain unsmeared throughout the video. This seemed highly unlikely for the apparently smoothly moving (and rotating) object and so Sainio and I have considered this differential smear to be the 'fingerprints of a hoax'. Of course, we cannot explain the witness reports. We just wonder if there is really any connection."
[source = http://www.hyper.net/ufo/vs/m25-012.html ]


Editor's Comment:
In my opinion, there was just too damn much wobble going on with that supposed UFO caught on video. Don't get me wrong, I definitely believe there is intelligent life on other planets and I also believe in "flying saucers" or at least some type of spacecraft that is not built by the struggling Homo sapiens. At any rate, unless the aliens in the craft depicted above were either drunk or having difficulty, I see no reason why it would hover in such an irregular manner. I would hope that an advanced race of beings would be able to zig & zag, hover, and dart off in a more uniform, smooth fashion. To me, that video looked like a classic replication of something you'd expect to see in a '60s Sci-Fi flick. Sort of shoddy, cheap & cheesy, but interesting...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Dionysus - God of Wine

Dionysus was the Greek god who inspired ritual insanity, drunken madness, joyful worship, along with presiding religious ceremonies, eccentric ecstasy, crazy carnivals, kooky celebrations, and was also a major figure of Greek Mythology. It sounds like him and the free-spirited Satyrs would get along just fine, if ya know what I mean...
Dionysus was the god of wine and is often depicted with vine leaves in his hair, while holding a cup or goblet of wine. He is often described as being sort of a feminine male, but with him being a divine sot, this is to be expected. Dionysus was, in addition to his wine god status, a god of Greco-Roman mysteries.

Popular Birth Story of Dionysus

Dionysus, by myth, had a bizarre birth. His mother was a mortal woman named "Semele," and his father was the mighty Zeus, the king of the gods. Zeus' wife, Hera, a jealous goddess who was a bit of a prude, discovered the affair while Semele was pregnant. Appearing as an old hag, Hera befriended Semele, who confided in her that Zeus was the actual father of the baby in her womb. Hera pretended not to believe her, and planted seeds of doubt in Semele's mind.

Semele got duped by Hera's deception and due to this, she became curious and doubtful. Semele demanded of Zeus that he reveal himself in all his glory as proof of his godhood. This was a terrible mistake by her albeit Zeus begged her not to ask this, but she persisted and he finally agreed. Hence, he came to her wreathed in bolts of lightning; mortals, however, could not look upon an undisguised god without dying, and she perished in the ensuing blaze.

Zeus rescued the fetal Dionysus by sewing him into his thigh. A few months later, Dionysus was born on Mount Pramnos in the island of Ikaria, where Zeus went to release the now-fully-grown baby from his thigh. In this version, Dionysus is borne via two "mothers" (Semele and Zeus) before his birth, so one could say he was a "twice-born" wine-drinking bastard, perhaps. He is also known as Bacchus (the Roman equivalent).
Related Non-Myth Link: Health Benefits of Beer & Alcohol

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Malign Beings, Creatures, & Beasts

This is a loaded topic, as some of these beings are found by way of mythology, urban myths, legends, and folklore. They make for very entertaining stories; some have even led to cults and serial killings - such as vampire/blood worship, for example.
To list a few malign creatures: Werewolves, Vampires, Ogres, Trolls, Devils & Demons, Witches, and whatnot.

Out of that small list, the Ogres & Trolls stand out as the least common. Trolls are often found in different types of mythology with their main goal being to pester, harass, and badger humans, while being prone to violence. The Ogres are usually depicted as monstrous beasts with great size & strength - sort of like the Cyclopes. They're not known for their beauty, as these ugly creatures are not very photogenic. In addition to their less-than-friendly appearance, they are apt to eating humans and are also inclined to display cannibalistic traits. Ogres appear in many legends & folklore tales.

Stories, information, and worship of Werewolves, Vampires, Witches and other demonic entities are widespread. Out of those, witchcraft and black magic (although usually harmless & senseless) stemming from the belief in witches & demons, and the cults that often come from blood/vampire worship, can be the most malign of all. A myth is one thing, but the real-life practice and execution while trying to mimic mythical beings, is another set of potential problems.
In ancient times, there was no such term or label known as a "vampire"...but blood drinking and flesh eating worship was still in effect. To some of the overly religious folks, many of these malignant beings are all related to the devil, in one way or another.

I must say, all of the creatures listed in this post, definitely make for some great flicks. Many of these characters, in movies/films, often captivate the religious & non-religious audience.
Okay, now that we are all feeling a little wicked, I'm going to grab some beer and go morph into some nefarious beast, so I can lurk within the "Darkside" for a few......

lurking beast
Related Link: "Devil Monkey, Jersey Devil, & the Kraken..."

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