Earl was trying to track down an out-of-print book called The Adventures of Marco Polo. He scoured two used book stores in New York City, had no success, and caught a taxi to a third. The cab driver was unusually chatty, and during their conversation, Earl glanced at his license on the dashboard. His name? Marco Polo!Art was sitting at his computer typing an e-mail missive when his cat Coal jumped from his lap onto the keyboard. Before Art’s startled eyes, as the cat shifted from key to key, its paws tapped out the word emerson on the screen."To make it even weirder, I’ve been studying Ralph Waldo Emerson intently for the past year, and the study has taken on a very symbolic meaning tome," he says, still in shock.
"My wife was sitting next to me at the computer, and if I’m sent away for being crazy, she has to go, too!"
coincidence. The unlikely conjunction of events. The startling
serendipity. Who hasn’t had it happen in their life? You think of
someone for the first time in years, and run into them a few hours
later. An unusual phrase you’d never heard before jumps out at you
three times in the same day. On a back street in a foreign country, you
bump into a college roommate. A book falls off the shelf at the
bookstore and it’s exactly what you need.
Is it only, as skeptics
suggest, selective perception and the law of averages playing itself
out? Or is it, as Carl Jung believed, a glimpse into the underlying
order of the universe? He coined the term synchronicity todescribe
what he called the "acausal connecting principle" that links mind and
matter. He said this underlying connectedness manifests itself through
meaningful coincidences that cannot be explained by cause and effect.
Such synchronicities occur, he theorized, when a strong need arises in
the psyche of an individual. He described three types that he had
observed: the coinciding of a thought or feeling with an outside event;
a dream, vision or premonition of something that then happens in the
future; and a dream or vision that coincides with an event occurring at
a distance. No one has come up with a definition that has superceded
his, although there has been debate on whether events linked to
precognition and clairvoyance should be included as synchronicity.
Some scientists see a
theoretical grounding for synchronicity in quantum physics, fractal
geometry, andchaos theory.......
Andy Monkman: The "Flower of Life" can be found in all major religions of the world. It contains the patterns of creation as they emerged from the "Great Void". Everything is made from the Creator"s thought. After the creation of the Seed of Life the same vortex"s motion was continued, creating the next structure known as the Egg of Life. This structure forms the basis for music, as the distances between the spheres is identical to the distances between the tones and the half tones in music. I...What is Alchemy ?
Anthony North: Of all the esoteric arts, none are more controversial than alchemy. Indeed, the standard image we have of the Magician – pointy hat, wise look on his ancient face, and surrounded by books and glass vials – is really that of the Alchemist. Existing in a world of mystery, the Alchemist seemed to be a dark, occult shadow over much of Europe from Medieval times to the birth of the modern world. And his claims were quite often fantastic.Famous alchemists: Europe produced many alchemist...Archimedes Death Ray device put to the test
Massachuessets Institute of Technology: Ancient Greek and Roman historians recorded that during the siege of Syracuse in 212 BC, Archimedes (a notably smart person) constructed a burning glass to set the Roman warships, anchored within bow and arrow range, afire. The story has been much debated and oft dismissed as myth. TV's MythBusters were not able to replicate the feat and “busted” the myth.Intrigued by the idea and anintuitive belief that it could work, MIT's 2.009ers decided to ap...Cracking the alchemists' secret recipe
A 500-year old mystery surrounding the centerpiece of the alchemists' lab kit has been solved by UCL (University College London) and Cardiff University archaeologists. Since the Middle Ages, mixing vessels – or crucibles – manufactured in the Hesse region of Germany have been world renowned because of their ability to withstand strong reagents and high temperatures. Previous work by the team has shown that Hessian crucibles have been found in archaeological sites across the world, including ...The eternal now
Anthony North: Foretelling the future is one of the trickiest areas of the paranormal. Within known theorizing, there is very little of a concrete nature that can suggest it is possible. Hence, much skepticism is placed on the subject. For my own research, I"ve looked at the idea that possible future outcomes can be gleaned by unconscious knowledge and intuitions in the present. However, I won"t bore the reader by going over these "mechanisms" again. I want to look further than that.: For whilst...Feng shui creates better websites
Could someone or
something switch us off? Could it possibly be true that our world is just a
computer program, or a hologram, or a dream? Although it's about the weirdest
thing you could think of, there are some tantalizing clues this might indeed be
the case. The stuff we call 'reality' simply isn?t very real after all.
Welcome to the outskirts of reality. Welcome to the place where theoretical
physics and philosophy meet, and where religion and science loose their meaning.
...UFOs or Magick?
UFO War: Etheric Excursions &
Alien Abductions and
Aleister Crowley?s Lam & the Little Gray
Men: A Striking Resemblance by Ardane Steward
:This report presupposes two things: that there
are ?aliens,? and that some people (occultists) have ?magickal powers.? It is
not the point of this report to prove there are or are not such beings or
powers. What is known is that there are people who believe that there are such
beings and bel...The Alchemists
To most of us, the word "alchemy" calls up the
picture of a medieval and slightly sinister laboratory in which an aged,
black-robed wizard broods over the crucibles and alembics that are to bring
within his reach the Philosopher's Stone, and with that discovery, the formula
for the Elixir of life and the transmutation of metals. But one can scarcely
dismiss so lightly the science -- or art, if you will --that won to its service
the lifelong devotion of men of culture and ...