The WuJo is our little mental arts dojo where the School of Economic/Objective Reality meets on the mat of combat with the School of Esoteric Reality and we all get to practice ‘flipping out’ together. We begin with a few gentle tosses of concept, advance to the intermediate “What If’s?” and from there it’s only a hop, skip, and a jump into full-blown mental combat with the ‘in our face’ unexplainable.
Our first match-up in this morning’s exhibition involves (as the challenger) a new report on “orbs” which will be matched with the reigning ‘reductionist/science[olde] approach.
Shall we strike the gong and get it on?
“Hey George, my name is Jeff. I’m from the wonderful state of New Jersey : )… been reading urbansurvival since summer of ’08… The reason I’m writing is this… My girlfriend took a picture at her work a few days ago… Anyhow, in one of the pictures there is an orb floating over her left shoulder… We’ve had paranormal experiences before and at first I was quick to dismiss this as just a dust particle or something. Then she zoomed in on the picture and there are clearly numerous faces within the orb. The first, most noticeable is a smiley face… Upon sharpening and rotating the image there appears to be several human faces. One looks to be a woman or cherubic figure and the other is the profile of a man. I came online hoping to somehow ‘spin’ the picture like the crop circles you did a while back but I couldn’t figure out how. I’ve included the pictures for you to check out. The only problem is that for some reason the picture is only clear in the program iPhoto, which is the way it looks in the camera when you zoom in. When we put the photo in photoshop it didn’t come out nearly as clear for some reason. Not sure if this’ll make it into the WuJo or not. Keep up the good work!”
Hmmm…our reductionist/science[olde] representative just ran out of the WuJo screaming this can’t be so…. with many apologies I’ll have to stand in.
Here at the WuJo we keep a decent camera around to take pictures of students flipping out…so we’ve put it on the Master List of Sh^t ToDo to snap some pix around the ranch at various times of night. We’ve seen enough from The Orb Society videos on YouTube (like this one) to get us to wondering “What is going on here?”
There’s [highly circumstantial] evidence that there is something out of the ordinary going on and it has been ascending very slowly for perhaps 30-years. An increase in crop circles, an increase personal vivid/lucid/prophetic dreams, the odd UFO sighting, and so forth that I’m inclined to put some technology on task to see if there’s anything to be seen.
While ‘science’ would argue that ‘orbs’ are nothing more than camera artifacts (and yeah, I understand lens apparitions – no problem – there are enough orb reports that I’ve started to spec out the tools I’ll be using:
- Elaine’s 12. 1 MP digital SLR camera seems like it ought to be able to catch thingies in the night just fine.
- I’ve got Corel X4 tools ready for image zooming, clipping, and so forth if anything looks interesting…
The fun part of the WuJo is that we can afford to walk into our personal research with no expectations one way, or the other. You’re aware, of course, that under quantum physics, observer expectation states can have a huge impact on what the experiment returns as a result, so an unimpeded mind open to a vast spectrum of possible ‘right answers’ should get good results.
More than anything, what strikes me about this particular orb report is the ‘faces’ aspect of it. What IF there really was a collision between two universes eons ago? What IF the events of 2012 (2011?) are not the horrific meltdown of the economy or money-crazed countries lobbing nukes about, but something vastly more subtle and yet meeting all criteria?
For example, what IF when people die, they really go to remnants of that ‘other universe’ and the energy that some describe as ‘soul’ simply transcend to a different plane of existence with a different set of rules of everything: physics, conduct, direct manipulation of reality….you know – the Big Stuff?
Energy – we are all taught – can neither be created nor destroyed. It can, however be transformed. The speed of an airplane can be converted into altitude, electricity can be converted into heat, cold, and work. And so forth.
Even Snopes.com captures the ultimate problem of WuJo students by labeling as TRUE a report that “A physician once placed dying patients upon a scale in order to measure the weight of the human soul.”
Looking up the alleged measurer of soul weights, Wikipedia describes Dr. Duncan McDougall’s work in Haverhill, Massachusetts this way:
“In 1907, MacDougall weighed six patients while they were in the process of dying from tuberculosis in an old age home. It was relatively easy to determine when death was only a few hours away, and at this point the entire bed was placed on an industrial sized scale which was apparently sensitive to the gram. He took his results (a varying amount of perceived mass loss in most of the six cases) to support his hypothesis that the soul had mass, and when the soul departed the body, so did this mass. The determination of the soul weighing 21 grams was based on the average loss of mass in the six patients within minutes or hours after death. Other studies were soon put forward to confirm the results. Experiments on mice and other animals took place. Most notably the weighing upon death of sheep seemed to create mass for a few minutes which later disappeared. The hypothesis was made that a soul portal formed upon death which then whisked the soul away.
MacDougall also measured fifteen dogs in similar circumstances and reported the results as “uniformly negative,” with no perceived change in mass. He took these results as confirmation that the soul had weight, and that dogs did not have souls. It should be noted that MacDougall’s scientific methodology in conducting these experiments has been the target of criticism. In March 1907, accounts of MacDougall’s experiments were published in the New York Times and the medical journal American Medicine.
Although generally regarded either as meaningless or considered to have had little if any scientific merit, MacDougall’s finding that the human soul weighed 21 grams has become a meme in the public consciousness. It lent itself to the title of the film 21 Grams.”
Fast forward from 1907 to my new directoring days of 1977. It was about in here that I had a chance to interview Dr. Raymond Moody who had just written a great book called “Life After Life” in which he interviewed people who had just experienced death for a short time.
As you may be aware, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of people walking about who claim to have encountered the “Other Side” of life thanks to first-rate advances in CPR and programs like the ground-breaking Medic One program in Seattle.
The highlight of Moody’s research into Life After Life was listing the nine most frequently reported commonalities of the death or Near Death Experience (and return):
- hearing sounds such as buzzing
- a feeling of peace and painlessness
- having an out-of-body experience
- a feeling of traveling through a tunnel
- a feeling of rising into the heavens
- seeing people, often dead relatives
- meeting a spiritual being such as God
- seeing a review of one’s life
- feeling a reluctance to return to life
What impressed Moody (and other researchers since) is that when people come back from NDE’s they often make major changes in the conduct of their lives.
While many of the reductionist/science[olde] school argue that the commonalities of NDE’s are readily explained by the brain’s apparent production of demethlytryptamine (DMT) when oxygen-deprived (as in what happens at death) [pharmacological data here].
“Aha! Caught you!” argue the Reductionists. They also go on to do deep exploration of hallucinogens are point out that like any psychedelic experience, the religious expression of heaven & hell may be nothing more than an ancient way of describing “good trip/bad tip” while DMT’ed out.
Except for one itsy-bitsy problem: Researchers (after Moody, et al) began placing symbols on cards which were placed on top of cabinets and other places where they would not be visible to anyone in a trauma surgery, and wouldn’t you know it? Some of the people who encountered NDE’s in these rooms came back to report they could read the symbols, words, or numbers on these cards at a higher than ‘chance’ rate.
So now we have a little problem…and it really gets to the heart of why the PowersThatBe have gone to such extraordinary efforts in ‘civilized countries’ to outlaw, ban, prohibit, suppress drugs that can either enhance DMT production or act in similar ways; e.g. tearing down the normal walls of perception limits which in effect jail humans to a manageable-sized mindscape where jailers of every stripe (pseudo-religious to political to economic) keep everyone on the various treadmills.
We’ve had second-hand reports of orbs being seen in this part of East Texas
and there are enough reports of “giants” and “sasquatch-like” creatures hereabouts that the Mound Prairie Creek area rated a mention (as I recall) in one of Steve Quayle’s books, “Genesis 6: Giants.”
While it’s hard to study something as complicated as this, especially when there have been so many efforts to keep regular humans from exploring the larger reality over the centuries, it’s a dandy field on inquiry if one can keep an objective non-partisan approach going. Starting back a ways in history – long before contemporary religions – might be one way to begin, in which case the homework from the WuJo is Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind by Graham Hancock.
Sidebar: I just ordered his look at 2012, too. It’s a DVD called “2012: Science Or Superstition” too.
So where does this little exposition on orbs really go? Let’s try this one for size:
- We’re not sure, but there is a possibility that ‘souls’ (human essences) do have some mass.
- Almost without debate, we know that human consciousness is a kind of energy.
- We also know that lots of human’s die all the time…about 1.78 per second, 107 per minute, or 6,390 per hour worldwide.
Could we hypothesize what would fit the following?
- Those returning from NDE’s being able to tell symbols which were visible to neither them or attending medical staff that have been placed atop cabinets in some E-OR’s are evidence of some level of out of body experience (OBE)?
- Could orbs be groups of simultaneous NDE/OBE’ers?
Perhaps. Maybe ‘souls’ or recently departed humans tend to ‘school up’ almost in fish-like fashion and create globs of energies….
“Mighty absurd of you, George, for this hour of the morning…”
Well, yes, and no. Remember the Irish stories of Banshees? A gathering of one (or more) supernaturals to attend a moment of death.
What’s more, the ‘riding away with(in) fits at a very deep archetype level. A couple of examples of the ‘going away of souls’ include the 1958 Swedish film “The Phantom Carriage” and the “death carriage comes for Darby” in the 1959 Disney flick “Darby OGill & the Little People“.
Personally, because of my family history, I find it interesting that the archetype-level expression hit so heavily around the ‘death carriage’ in the 19589-1960 era.
You see the “death carriage” meme immediately preceded the “anti-death carriages” that began to appear shortly after (only a year or two) as various fire departments such as Seattle’s, massively expanded fire department-rendered aid programs such that by 1964, or so, the first real ‘aid units’ were being prototypes by Todd’s Shipyards. and by the early 1970′s the real modern-day ‘anti-death carriages” – the Medic One type units – were starting to roll.
Fun how archetype expressions work out when you start looking for them, huh?
All of which is not to claim that ‘souls’ upon dying ‘school up’ and go off together into some other dimension, but in ancient literature we see many references to the “judgment of one’s life lived’ not just in the Christian metaphor, but predating it back to the Hindu and Buddhist deity Lord Yama, who plays the role of jury and jury with Vedic roots before that…
In tis role, lord Yama (to quote from Wikipedia here) does the ‘life review’ part and decides who gets sent to Naraka (n the Hindu version):
“Naraka in Hinduism, is compared to the Abrahamic concept of Hell. However, Naraka in Hinduism is not equivalent to Hell in Christian faith. Naraka is only a purgatory where the soul gets purified of sin by sufferings. In Hindu myth, there are many hells, and Yama, Lord of Justice, sends human beings after death for appropriate punishment. Even Mukti-yogyas (souls eligible for mukti or moksha), and Nitya-samsarins (forever transmigrating ones in Dvaita theology) can experience Naraka for expiation. “
What continues to fascinate me, down here at the WuJo when work doesn’t interfere, is how over historic periods of time, the same generalized concepts get periodically hijacked by mere humans who seem bent on distorting the way Universe really operates, or manipulating it for their own ends.
A short analysis of history suggests this is done by emphasizing minute differences in The Big Story and enticing a band of ‘truth believers’ to wage battle to death with those who disagree with their minutia and differentiations.
Yet there’s a fair bit of evidence, when one takes the time to go looking, that suggests a universal structure that has been around longer than any of our contemporary religions yet shares common elements with today’s ‘modern’ sects. Of course, instead of celebrating the commonalities, the divide and conquer comes along and, well, we get headlines about those efforts all the time.
Except your religion I’m sure, which is absolutely right.
So to bottom line things: Are orbs worthy of study? Yup.
Don’t know as I will be able to catch any, let alone get them to resolve into something as neat as a recognizable face.
That’d be cool, though…
But the key thing is to look at the whole spectrum of data including even further-out items like “electronic voice phenomena” and try to figure out the underlying structure leaking through.
Universe throws out a lot of bread crumbs, which when followed lead to the WuJo, whether we want to, or not. Life’s still only X days long and preparing a graceful exit seems a wise thing to do. Gotta build that after life case…which seems the right thing to do …even without Yama blustering about.
Not easy stuff to figure out, let alone do, especially then we have the groups that go around sweeping up the bread crumbs so as to control other hungry truth-seekers on the path. And damning those who quest anyway.
Have we got a surprise for Yama.
Power to the People
Say, here’s a neat goody: Plans for a fridge that uses just 0.1 KWhr/day.
I’ve got all kinds of plans for energy improvements arounds here…not the least of which is putting a 3-inch thick second skin of styro on our freezer. Decent payback time and anything to cut costs, eh? Our electric bill this past month was north of $300 for the first time ever…and thats with my solar rig…
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Peoplenomics This Week
The “Art” of Social Engineering
I have only written about Directorate 153′s social engineering mission a couple of times previously; once when its existence could be hypothecated in the wake of September 9/11 (Peoplenomics #6, Dec. 1, 2001) and we covered the hypothetical hiring of a new fellow at the Directorate – an economics/applicant named simply Rick in our September 5, 2004 report #150. As you’ll recall, we hypothecated that a new head of strategic economic planning for the world’s hidden perpetrators of ‘peaceful war’ had been hired from senior global banking ranks in order to ensure social engineering and orchestration of global banking went smoothly. In today’s report we look at how that project has been going or late (hypothetically) and look ahead to future inflection points where terrorism/social distracters may again be desired by the PTB. Let me emphasize again, this is all hypothetical.
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