image: Khafre Pyramid, Wikimedia commons (link). Edited.
Special thanks to Midwest Real host Michael Phillip Nelson for having me over to Midwest Real for a conversation on a variety of important and real subjects -- and welcome to all those visiting who may be here for the first time after learning about The Undying Stars via that interview!
The breadth of Michael's lines of inquiry was truly impressive, and I think that listeners will agree that the conversation covered all sorts of different terrain than that visited in other recent interviews.
I will be listening to the interview again in order to recall some of the topics that we discussed, so that I can put up some helpful links to resources to explore those subjects further. Also, please note, that when I am talking and get going on a thought and say only "he" or "him," I should be saying "he or she" and "him or her" -- there are plenty of things during a spoken interview which I later realize could have been phrased better or more clearly!
Here is the list so far:
- Evidence that all the world's myths and sacred traditions are founded upon a common system of celestial metaphor.
- The extensive and incredibly insightful analysis of Martin Doutré and the evidence he presents on his website Ancient Celtic New Zealand, as well as some discussion of why those who argue that such lines of inquiry are somehow "racist" are mistaken.
- Evidence that the Khafre Pyramid at Giza encodes advanced understanding of our moon and its relation to the earth (this is from an article by Martin Doutré as well).
- The research and analysis Ross Hamilton has presented regarding the "star mounds" of North America, and the evidence that their builders incorporated sacred geometry into their design.
- The evidence presented by Jim Alison showing that the ancient monuments of the world reveal a sophisticated understanding of the size of our spherical earth, as well as the ability to locate sites along great circles on our planet.
- Additional evidence that ancient sites are positioned in such a way that reveals an understanding of the size of our planet and the ability to measure longitude thousands of years before this ability was "re-acquired" by humanity.
- Still more evidence that the ancient sites are positioned as part of some kind of world-wide grid whose purpose we still do not fully understand.
- Sophisticated alignments at Stonehenge and in the passage mounds of Ireland, and how they blow apart the conventional historical paradigm (not to mention the conventional tectonic paradigm that dominates modern geology).
- The overwhelming archaeological evidence suggesting ancient and consistent contact across the oceans, a scenario which is still widely opposed by academia and the defenders of the conventional paradigm.
- The stone face at Ollantaytambo as it relates to other similar examples worldwide, and the concept of pareidoleia, which may be a real concept and a useful idea to bear in mind but cannot be used to dismiss all of the patterns and evidence pointing to a lost civilization and ancient transoceanic contact.
- The case of the Michigan relics, and the possibility they raise that refugees fleeing the religious persecution enacted in the Roman Empire during the imposition of the strict literalist form of Christianity that took over during the third, fourth, and fifth centuries AD may have reached the Americas -- a possibility that is bolstered by the almost-undeniable fact that the Americas were known to certain parties in the ancient world.
- Evidence that institutions such as the Smithsonian might be "in on" the cover-up, and that "mere venality" cannot be used to explain all of the conventional academic world's resistance to alternative historical paradigms.
- Evidence that what we would call today a shamanic understanding of the universe anticipates the "holographic universe" models that arose during the twentieth century as a result of the experiments which gave rise to quantum physics.
- The likelihood that all the ancient sacred traditions convey a shamanic worldview, and that they reveal the shared shamanic heritage of the human race (a heritage which has been formally targeted for suppression and destruction since the rise of literalist Christianity).
- Evidence of the suppression of the shamanic seen in the opposition to and even outlawing of drums, which are one of the most commonly-used tools for inducing shamanic journeying.
- The wide range of methodologies and techniques that have been employed in different cultures and different time periods in order to access the hidden realm, the spirit world.
- The teaching found around the world that the hidden realm or spirit world is actually the "real world that is behind this one," and that this material world which occupies most of our attention is actually projected from the "seed realm."
- Evidence that the pharaohs of ancient Egypt undertook deliberate shamanic journeys in order to gain information or effect positive changes on behalf of their kingdom which could not be accomplished any other way.
- Evidence that ancient techniques for contacting the spirit world were widespread all the way up through the first five centuries AD, for example at the extremely important rites of the Eleusinian mysteria. The Eleusinian mysteries were finally shut down after two thousand or more years by the emperor Theodosius, who was almost certainly connected to the takeover of the Roman Empire by the forces responsible for literalist Christianity.
- The possibility, raised by Jeremy Narby, Lucy Wyatt, and other researchers that shamanic journeys to the hidden realm may have been the source of much of the otherwise-inexplicable advanced knowledge of many cultures around the globe and throughout history.
- Evidence that these subjects are related to a broader "war against consciousness" and that suppression of human consciousness always accompanies systematic violation of natural universal law (see also the discussion of the "war on consciousness" articulated by Graham Hancock).
- The importance of singing praises, according to the ancient wisdom preserved in different parts of the world (see also here and here).
- Evidence that the "ideology of materialism" is not as certain as its proponents like to maintain.
- The speech of Jon Rappoport on the bankruptcy of the materialist ideology, and the power of the individual to transcend the materialist ideology and other synthetic realities, which he illustrated with the brilliant evocation of the "trickster god."
- Evidence that the "raising of consciousness" of the inner spiritual "spark" buried inside each human being is part of our mission or our purpose or our opportunity in this physical life (maybe even the purpose), and that ancient practices such as Yoga may be related to that concept.
I hope everyone enjoys the interview -- visit again soon!