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    Whitley Strieber, MKUltra Flypaper |480|

    Just bought Whitley's new book on kindle. Getting stuck in
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    Whitley Strieber, MKUltra Flypaper |480|

    I must say, I felt and feel similarly that it was premature to slam the hammer on the gavel and proclaim in no uncertain terms that the notion of a real man behind the Jesus myth was disproved by Atwill's findings. I cannot say Atwill is wrong, but I can say that his findings and assertions...
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    Whitley Strieber, MKUltra Flypaper |480|

    On a separate note, I can't wait to read Whitley's book about Jesus. I am amazed you didn't hit him with the old Jo Atwill left hook that you frequently throw at unsuspecting guests venturing into the Jesus territory :D. When Whitley mentioned both the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary...
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    Whitley Strieber, MKUltra Flypaper |480|

    I really loved this episode. I remember reading Communion in the early 90's as a young man and it had a profound effect on me. Although I found it rather fear inducing and utterly perplexing, it was responsible to a large degree in helping to oil the hinges of my mind doors, and crack them open...
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    Andrew Holecek, Lucid Dreaming and Yoga |459|

    I really liked this, and it made me pause to consider whether a subtle yet but clear distinction could be made between the two positions, but as I think deeper about this, the distinction is actually not so clear - at least for me. Epiphenomanilism surely is an outgrowth or an adjunct to the...
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    Riz Virk, The Simulation Hypothesis Beyond Materialism |442|

    Isn't that the remarkable thing? A gazillion beings out there, and each of us is quite literally, "the centre of the universe". If we are players in a simulation, how many NPC's might there be, and does this change anything? Would it matter if we are just one of a gazillion other players? It...
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    Riz Virk, The Simulation Hypothesis Beyond Materialism |442|

    Agreed. If anything, I see this simulation as a potentially incredible training program. Among other things, it is able to present us with overwhelmingly powerful scenarios, in which we are able to exercise (or not) our empathy and compassion. For me, this seems to be a big part of the game. As...
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    Riz Virk, The Simulation Hypothesis Beyond Materialism |442|

    I'm only a little way into this, but what a topic. Listening to this, I find myself continually pausing to take a deep philosophical breath. Firstly I tend to agree with Michael Larkin. Machine thought or machine consciousness is not consciousness. It can only be at best a blisteringly fast...
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    Alex Tsakiris and Tom Jump Debate Near Death Experience Sceicne |408|

    Wow! So wonderfully, eloquently and astutely unpacked. My God man, Bravo ! You have both summed up my thoughts, sentiments and observations about the current cultural manifestation of the field of scientific enquiry, and educated me through providing an overview which deepens and broadens my...
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    Alex Tsakiris and Tom Jump Debate Near Death Experience Sceicne |408|

    On the question why this dogma persists, all I can speculate is that it serves the people who both push and subscribe to it in some way. I cannot for the life of me work out how? Do they derive a sense of superiority? I have heard it suggested that in the minds of those who subscribe to these...
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    Alex Tsakiris and Tom Jump Debate Near Death Experience Sceicne |408|

    Yes and no. Michael Shermer is the worst as he knowingly and will fully misrepresents and contorts things disingenuously. In that regard Tjump did better. However he did worse in the sense that he seemed to display a genuine inability to employ clean logic. He simply had a malfunction when it...
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    Alex Tsakiris and Tom Jump Debate Near Death Experience Sceicne |408|

    Oh my Gosh! Was that a complete and total waste of time or what? And it seemed to start so well. This Tjump fellow simply couldn't wrap his noodle around the logical assertion hat Alex was putting forward. Simply put, "if A" then "not B". His clinging to the tiniest sliver of the notion that...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Yes, time "not existing" makes sense in terms of those over there being able to access our futures as well as our pasts, time not being a limitation for them as it is for us here. Or time moving from a linear, 1 dimensional, endlessly marching forward aspect of reality, to a 2 or dimensional or...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    I loved the show. It felt in some ways like a return to the Skeptiko of old. My favorite shows, the most illuminating and at the same time most challenging and confusing have been the ones delving into mediumship. It's funny, but while listening, I was struck by two conflicting emotions. On...
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    Mark Booth, Secret History Includes Angels and Demons |396|

    I agree with all you have said here. It's interesting to me that over the years I have found myself legitimately adopting a philosophical understanding of the universe which is closer to Idealism than any other "ism", and I once was a materialist. Not by choice, but perhaps at the end of my...
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