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  • 1. NEXUS NEW TIMES MAGAZINE Volume 14, Number 6 OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 UK/Europe edition Website: http://www.nexusmagazine.comLETTERS TO THE EDITOR.............................................4 EINSTEINS RELATIVITY: GRAVITY—Part 2...............47 Readers comments on topics including vaccination By Dr Bjørn J. Øverbye. Einstein attempted to dangers, aether and consciousness, EFTPOS and TV express the forces of nature as geometric equations, black-box risks, diabetes reversals and Bible frauds. but couldnt explain the physical universe in waysGLOBAL NEWS.............................................................6 that Newtonian, non-relativistic calculations can. This edition we report on Chinas new rules on SPECTACULAR SYMBOLS: CROP CIRCLES 2007.......55 Tibetan lama reincarnation, Lockerbie evidence Introduction by Andy Thomas. Ingenious patterns, tampering, the solar sing-along, cyberwarfare, the surveillance stories and speculation about this militarisation of medicine, and more. enduring phenomenon marked another intriguingTHE TRUTHS AND LIES OF WIKIWORLD.................11 crop circle season in England and overseas. By Philip Coppens. The free online encyclopaedia THE TWILIGHT ZONE................................................61 Wikipedia is a democratically decided database We feature an 1861 article about the paranormal but is open to abuse. Now WikiScanner has uncovered a web of deceit and disinformation. powers of ancient Indian jugglers, and celebrate the 30th anniversaries of the "Wow!" and ET TV signals.THE STORY OF HEALER ALFONS VEN—Part 1..........17 REVIEWS—Books........................................................67 Interview by Willem de Ridder. Alfons Ven, a "The Spirit of Water" by Lawrence Ellyard Belgian engineer turned homoeopath/alchemist, "The Wisdom of Water" by Alanna Moore has endured persecution by the Church, health "The New Pyramid Age" by Philip Coppens authorities and the media over his Ven-Cures. "The Mystery of the Olmecs" by David Hatcher ChildressHIGH-DOSE B12 IN TREATING ALZHEIMERS..........25 "Talmud Jmmanuel" by Judas Ischarioth By Joseph G. Hattersley. Few medical practitioners "Blue Mountains Triangle" by Rex and Heather Gilroy know that high-dosage vitamin B12 therapy can "The Wisdom of the Soul" by Ian Lawton with Andy Tomlinson "Cornography" by Michael Glickman prevent and reverse the symptoms of Alzheimers "Cancer is a Fungus" by Tullio Simoncini dementia and other mental illnesses. "Aether: The Transcript" by various contributorsJUNK PET FOOD AND THE DAMAGE DONE............31 "High & Dry" by Guy Pearse By Dr Tom Lonsdale. Pets fed on processed food "Maralinga" by Alan Parkinson are afflicted by various cruel, debilitating diseases. "The Web of Debt" by Ellen Hodgson Brown, JD Their owners can help by feeding them a natural, "PSI Spies" by Jim Marrs chewy diet of raw carcasses or raw meaty bones. REVIEWS—DVDs........................................................74FABRICATING THE DEATH OF HITLER—Part 1.........37 "America – From Freedom to Fascism" by Aaron Russo "Alien Invasion – Secret Space II " by Christopher Everard By Giordan Smith. What is generally known about "The Naked Queen" from Rising Dawn Pictures the circumstances of Adolf Hitlers demise comes REVIEWS—Music........................................................75 from British MI6 agent Hugh Trevor-Roper. There "Liquid Geometry" by John Consemulder are many reasons not to believe the "bunker bunk". "La Mandingue" by Empire de la MusiqueSCIENCE NEWS: PIONEERS IN AURA RESEARCH....44 "eMotive" by various Non Profit Music artists By Karen Mutton. This e-book extract highlights "Inner Alchemy" by Mary Rodwell, RN the visionary investigations of Paracelsus and "Latin Jazz" by various artists Reichenbach into the aura as a vital force field. NEXUS BOOKS, VIDEOS, ADS, SUBS...................83–88OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 1
  • 2. EditorialNEXUS MAGAZINE Volume 14, Number 6 I t hardly seems like I have just finished writing one editorial before it is time to start the next. I think my body has developed its own circadian rhythm based on a two-monthly cycle. I calculated the other day that I have been working to bimonthly magazine deadlines OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 PUBLISHED BY since 1980—thats 27 years of selecting articles, chasing advertisers and massaging the final NEXUS Magazine UK production to the printer after all-night work binges. Of course, it is much easier these days: EDITOR the sheer absence of the smell of solvents from white-out fluid, glues and marker pens from Duncan M. Roads hell reduces hallucinations and voices in the head somewhat. Long live computerisation, I CO-EDITOR say! Gone are the days when three typewriter "golfballs" determined the range of fonts I Catherine Simons could use; and as for right-hand justification of paragraphs—hah! ASSISTANT EDITOR/SUB-EDITOR My two-month bio-cycle that has evolved from years of deadline stress brings with it the Ruth Parnell predictable PMT or PMS (Pre Magazine Tension, or Pre Magazine Stress). On the few OFFICE ADMIN/EDITORS ASSISTANTS days leading up to the actual deadline, I find myself getting irritable and cranky and I am Jenny Hawke; Susie Foster usually made to take vitamin B complex tablets. B vitamins reduce irritability. Read more UK OFFICE ADMIN on this, including on vitamin B12, which is being used in treating mental diseases including Marcus Allen; Alex Allen Alzheimers, in Joseph Hattersleys article in this edition. CONTRIBUTORS THIS ISSUE More and more writers these days are helping themselves to the cyber font of all Philip Coppens; Willem de Ridder and knowledge: Wikipedia. Almost anyone can insert or edit the information in this super Alfons Ven; Joseph G. Hattersley, MA; "encyberpedia"—rendering it vulnerable to manipulation for propaganda and Dr Tom Lonsdale, BVetMed, MRCVS; Giordan Smith; Karen Mutton; misinformation. Recently, a breakthrough piece of software, WikiScanner, has allowed us Dr Bjørn Øverbye; Andy Thomas to identify who is changing what. Philip Coppenss article reveals the usual suspects, i.e., CARTOONS government departments, big business and organised religion. Phil Somerville In the course of publishing NEXUS, and other magazines prior to this, I have read more COVER GRAPHIC than my fair share of article submissions. Many of these articles are often based on the life Jeff Edis, jeff_edis@hotmail.com story of someone or another, and are usually fascinating. Not a lot get published in NEXUS, PRINTING though, unless they offer something that can benefit our readers. Such is the case with Goodhed Print Group, Bicester, Oxon., UK Alfons Vens story—which various authorities are trying to make sure you dont read. DISTRIBUTION If you have a pet, and if you are feeding your pet with processed tinned or dried food, then Seymours, London, UK you need to be told that you are being cruel to your animal. That is one of the messages inNEXUS UK OFFICE - 55 Queens Rd, E. Grinstead, the article by vet Tom Lonsdale in this edition. Junk food is causing your loved animal West Sussex, RH19 1BG. much pain and suffering, and is reducing its lifespan and will cost you lots of extra money in Ph: 01342 322854; Fax: 01342 324574 health management fees. So how much do you love your pet? e-mail address: nexus@ukoffice.u-net.com This issue sees the start of a multi-part series of articles examining whether or not Hitler Website: www.nexusmagazine.com died as the history books describe. New information and new forensic techniques are EUROPE OFFICE - Postbus 10681, 1001 ER yielding more questions than answers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. NEXUS has recently published several articles showing that religion is nothing more than Ph: +31 (0)228 324076; Fax: +31 (0)228 312081 a corrupt manipulation of history and beliefs designed by the elite to rule the masses. But e-mail address: nexus@fsf.nl we have often turned our attention to "modern science" which, at its worst, is nothing more HEAD OFFICE - Articles, Reviews, etc. than a corrupt manipulation of history and beliefs designed by the elite to rule the masses. PO Box 30, Mapleton, Qld 4560, Australia. Ph: +61 7 5442 9280; Fax: +61 7 5442 9381 This issue completes the two-part series questioning the validity of Einsteins theories and e-mail address: editor@nexusmagazine.com the motives of those who supported them and put the scientist on a pedestal. ITALY OFFICE - c/- Avalon Edizioni, Piazza In July this year, I had the good fortune to visit England with my family. While visiting Mazzini 52, 35137 Padova, Italy my uncle in Cambridgeshire, I found his collection of the Illustrated London News dating to USA OFFICE – around the mid-19th century. They make for compelling reading, and contrast enormously PO Box 1248, Walterboro, SC 29488 in terms of grammar, coverage and information with what we call modern newspapers. It Tel: +1 843 549 5985; Fax: +1 877 349 1928 becomes apparent just how "dumbed down" our current newspapers can be compared with Email: nexususa@earthlink.net those of 150 years ago. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Buried inside one newspaper I found a curious item about the Jugglers of Bengal. INEXUS recognises that humanity is undergoing a decided to revive this long-lost piece of information and have put it into the Twilight Zonemassive transformation. With this in mind, NEXUS section of this issue. Read it, and Im sure youll be as amazed as I was.seeks to provide hard-to-get information so as to Also while in the UK, we visited Avebury and, of course, any crop circles that could beassist people through these changes. NEXUS is not found in that area. While viewing the controversial crop circle at East Fields, near Altonlinked to any religious, philosophical or politicalideology or organisation. Barnes, we noticed two military helicopters hovering over the formation and nearby car PERMISSION-TO-REPRODUCE POLICY parks. This edition sees our annual round-up photos as well as news and views compiled byWhile reproduction and dissemination of the infor- Andy Thomas on this still unexplained phenomenon.mation in NEXUS is actively encouraged, anyone And finally, a reminder to those reading this editorial in early October that we still havecaught making a buck out of it, without our express tickets left for the NEXUS Conference on 20–21–22 October. Hope to see you there!permission, will be in trouble when we catch them! Duncan WARRANTY AND INDEMNITYAdvertisers upon and by lodging material with the Publisher for publication or authorising or approving of the publication of any material INDEMNIFY thePublisher and its servants and agents against all liability claims or proceedings whatsoever arising from the publication and without limiting the generality of theforegoing to indemnify each of them in relation to defamation, slander of title, breach of copyright, infringement of trademarks or names of publication titles, unfaircompetition or trade practices, royalties or violation of rights or privacy AND WARRANT that the material complies with all relevant laws and regulations and thatits publication will not give rise to any rights against or liabilities in the Publisher, its servants or agents and in particular that nothing therein is capable of beingmisleading or deceptive or otherwise in breach of the Part V of the Trade Practices Act 1974. All expressions of opinion are published on the basis that they arenot to be regarded as expressing the opinion of the Publisher or its servants or agents. Editorial advice is not specific and readers are advised to seek professionalhelp for individual problems. The publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertising material for any reason. © NEXUS New Times 20072 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
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  • 4. Letters to the Editor ...The Trouble with Vaccinations also a longstanding regular (heated or vibrated) into the L a p i e r r e . Thanks go to David Dear Duncan: I know youve customer, and the people who run "resting state" of my Wilcock for the magnificent workrun many articles on the dangers the servo know my partner consciousness (for the moment hes done to advance the commonof vaccinations, but I thought this socially by first name. I was taking the role of a physical persons understanding of themight interest you (http:// offered no alternative to arrange object), parts of my consciousness universe. Lets hear more fromrense.com/general77/vaccs.htm). p a y m e n t . This is s t a n d a r d will expand with more him in NEXUS!It doesnt touch on one aspect that procedure in a lot of servos. information (water) than it can David P., Hawaii, USAhas me wondering still: the I know that most people would comfortably hold.possible links between not have the time or money for If there is then a sudden change Empowered by Anastasia Booksvaccinations and increased legal fees to fight the charges in in my consciousness, say to c o u r t . This turns law-abiding Hi Duncan: Just wanted toallergic reactions such as asthma relieve the pressure or stress citizens into criminals in one thank you for recommending theand peanut allergy—almost (either intentionally or not), a swipe of plastic. book Anastasia in the advert inunheard of when I was a child 60 "time flow" of torsion waves will NEXUS. It was what persuadedyears ago, but now theres barely a I will be using only cash from result which could then affect me to stop "umming and aahing"family that doesnt have someone now on in servos. I am appalled other forms of consciousness at the number of people who not and buy the set of six books [Theaffected. outside of mine. This sudden only use EFTPOS to pay, but are Ringing Cedars series]. Keep up your good work—it change in consciousness unaware of this issue. This is Big (especially if infused with strong I cant put them down. The infobecomes increasingly harder in is just what I needed to hear. Sothis brainwashed world to Brother gone psycho, in my emotion, as he says in his book humble opinion. So much for the many questions I couldnt findmaintain the facility of thinking The Reincarnation of Edgar so-called "cashless society"! answers to, or couldnt trust myindependently. C a y c e ?) could thus cause a Elizabeth S., Australia intuition/knowing about, are being Phil C., Australia cooling effect, and some of the resolved in a beautiful and aetheric information (water) in my empowering way. Aether, Consciousness and Spin consciousness (sponge) will beRisks of EFTPOS Machines released into its surroundings, and Having read NEXUS for many Dear Editor: Are you aware, Dear Duncan: I was very years, I trusted your feedback. pleased and inspired by the article my consciousness can once againladies and gents, that if you use a return to its resting state. There is so much out there; I cantdebit or credit card to purchase written by David Wilcock ("The afford it all, so I have to be Aether Science of Dr N. A. The idea of right- or left-handedpetrol at a service station with an selective. This is the best money Kozyrev", 14/03), whose work I torsion spin left me wondering:EFTPOS facility, you run a very Ive spent, so I just wanted to have studied to some extent. where does spin originate? Sincereal risk of being charged by the acknowledge and thank you for Since I read this article, I can the energy river of aether "existspolice for theft? that. understand Einsteins "fabric" of at an extremely high pressure, If you ask at most petrol much more than that of the Regards, space and time as being a Jude E., NSW, Australiastations, you will be told that if surface air pressure on Earth" "flowing", rather than a static,you pay for your fuel with a (from Shift of the Ages, found on material. The aetheric substrateplastic card and your transaction David Wilcocks Divine Cosmos TV Black Box Signal Concerns that general systems theorist Paulis declined, then you may not A. LaViolette models in Genesis website), I propose that spin is I have just found out that byleave unless you call someone to of the Cosmos fits very well with caused by the flow of aether 2009 all TVs in the USA will become there and settle the bill for Wilcocks model, and gives an in- around an object, either matter or required to have additional blackyou or the police will be called. depth picture from a physicist who an energy field. The movement boxes in their homes to receiveOften you will be given no other studies creation myths as of the aether is deflected by the any signal, even if you choose notoption to pay if you have no cash inspiration for new scientific denser, resting particle or energy to have HDTV capability on youron you. Also, the display of models of consciousness and the f i e l d . That deflection causes a set. I know that you have writerswarning signs of this fact is rare cosmos. Im especially interested corresponding movement which who have studied the use of theor non-existent in a lot of petrol in the consciousness components would result in spin, given the HAARP antenna, and I wasstations, and there are usually no of the aether. I really enjoy the great pressure of aetheric flow. wondering if any one of them haswarnings at the bowser before you sponge analogy to help visualise I believe that the focus of thought about an added signal infill your car. the relationship physical objects consciousness can create an the subliminal range with the This means that if you have a have with the aether; having read energy field; since consciousness addition of this new high-fault with your cards magnetic many of Davids website writings, is everywhere, then spin can definition (HD) technology. Itstrip, if your card wont read in that image made everything much manifest anywhere that just seems so un-American (atheir machine, if your bank suffers clearer. consciousness (or any other quaint thought to those from othera computer fault or if you have To elucidate Wilcocks sponge fundamental energy) can focus. I countries, I realise) to require allinsufficient funds, then you will analogy as I imagined it relating wonder what David would say TVs to conform to this type ofbe liable for a criminal charge. If to consciousness, Ill give the about this speculation. technology with no alternative.the servo wont accept cheques, following (directly correlated to Another book that both I know from watching currentthen you are up the proverbial his description of increasing the scientifically and metaphysically events that we are becoming morecreek without a paddle. volume of water that the sponge elucidates the connections and more restricted, but the I recently found this out through contains). If more of an aetheric between torsion waves (or scalar thought of brainwashing as in theno fault of my own, and only substance, e.g., information waves) and consciousness is sci-fi book 1 9 8 4 is alwaysgood fortune got the situation carried as electromagnetic light Elegant Empowerment, by Peggy pervading my thoughts with thissettled without the police. I was energy (the water), is pumped Phoenix Dubro and David P. current regime. Could you pass4 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 5. ... more Letters to the Editor NB: Please keep letters to approx. 150 to 250 words in length. Ed.this onto one of your experts on Suppressed Diabetes Diet Cure Ive read the article myself, and (which I still have but is nowHAARP? I would like to hear Dear Duncan: With great would be concerned should you subdued) and nearly died as awhat others o u t s i d e of the US interest I have read the two letters allow such broad and unqualified consequence of the treatment (athink about this HD business. to you in NEXUS (vol. 14, nos 4 statements to go without a near-fatal haemorrhage) despite Thanks, and 5) on "curing" diabetes. I do response and without a lengthy absolute observance of the Sue V., New Mexico, USA not agree with Beth B. that the treatment to address several of Mr treatment protocols, I am just a PS: I love your magazine. I medication should be thrown Bushbys claims. little suspicious of the purpose ofhave learned so much that is just down the loo—bad for the It isnt possible to absolutely the intervention by the TGA.not available in our media. environment! Anyhow, I agree know whether or not orthodox In 2002, after my near-fatal with both writers and author Christianitys claims are true, at incident, I was prescribed Thomas Smith that there are better least through rhetorical means or Vioxx®, which is now subject toLow-Carb Diet Treats Diabetes ways to deal with diabetes. even measured and honest litigation for very adverse health Hello NEXUS: Im an Italian In 2005 I studied for my scholarly analysis. Most good outcomes, some of which werereader living in Ireland... I must graduate certificate as a diabetes Bible scholars, while having their fatal. Fortunately, serendipitybe just another one of the many educator, because as a nurse I felt own personal beliefs, as we all do, intervened and I never utilisedpeople who have written to you compelled to learn more about the will allow for a great deal of that prescription. Then I wasabout this matter. My story is growing "epidemic". I was not uncertainty. But Mr Bushby informed that I would also requirevery similar to the one you happy with the results modern makes statements that simply are a cardiac bypass as I had had tworecently published (Letters, medicine was achieving, and I factually in error. angina episodes.NEXUS 14/05) by Beth B. from knew that Max Gerson had I would be willing to address This near-fatal wake-up callScotland, yet I think this "cured" his friend Albert these matters and refer to sources provoked me into seekinginformation is of such vital Schweitzer from diabetes, as that highlight those errors. Im no alternative remedies which I hadimportance that it is great that you described on the Gerson Institute Bible scholar, but Mr Bushbys read about in NEXUS over manykeep publishing this kind of letter. website (http://www.gerson.org). writing is full of such factual years. Starting with Dr JoelYour magazine saves lives. So I searched the Internet for misconstructions that a deeply Wallachs information, and A while ago, about November or other success stories in treating analytic response isnt needed. It coupled with the knowledgeDecember 2006, I purchased your diabetes by alternative means, and seems to me that if your magazine gained from Ed McCabes Floodmagazine, only to find a letter by I found out about the great work has a concern for fair treatment of Your Body with Oxygen et al., myTony Hall from Australia, of Dr Robert O. Young, a issues, such a dialogue would be life has been transformed.explaining in a few words what microbiologist in the US, who has desired. I have been totally drug free nowkind of diet/exercise plan he helped hundreds of diabetic Nick M., USA for four years, including from thefollowed in order to recover from clients of types 1 and 2 to reduce [Dear Nick: Thanks for your cardiac drugs, i.e., Lipitor®,diabetes type 2 and why it worked or eliminate their medication and letter; it echoes the sentiments of Tritace®, Losec®, etc., never(NEXUS 14/01). He inspired me thus "cure" their diabetes. Full of several other readers. Tony mind all the anti-inflammatoryto go on the same low-carb diet, enthusiasm, I wrote a review of Bushby has spent two decades drugs that I had had for 25 years.and of course I was successful, Youngs book The pH Miracle for going and actually looking at old My drug expenditure in 2002 wastoo. The diet we are talking about Diabetes: The Revolutionary Diet records and documents, all over approximately $150 per monthrequires little effort, and just Plan for Type 1 and Type 2 the world. He is not an armchair and, more concerning, my healththinking about what awful Diabetics (Warner Books, 2004; researcher. We pass on was still deteriorating.consequences diabetes can have co-author, Shelley R. Young) as correspondence to Tony via his I am now 61 years of age andshould motivate us enough. my final assignment, and I also publisher, and leave it for him to regularly power walk 10–20-km So with this letter, I just want to forwarded it to the Australian handle. I imagine he is getting a distances without effort, whereasencourage you to keep on Diabetes Educators Association lot of mail at the moment. Ed.] previously I could manage 500publishing our letters every now for it to be published in their metres maximum due to arthriticand then, or even every edition. magazine. Guess what? The pain in my legs and no stamina. editor wouldnt publish it, as itBenefits of Chelation TherapyEveryone must know! Recent blood tests and cardio- wasnt "professional enough"— Dear Editor: I note the People who want to get in touch advertisement retractions in the vascular assessments confirm awith me can do so (email just like Thomas Smith stated in very healthy cardiovascular his article (NEXUS 11/04): "...nocurrent issue (vol. 14, no. 5) and,cupevampe@gmail.com; blogsite, more specifically, the retraction system. I have informed others ofhttp://reversingdiabetes. diabetes editor is going to allow my recovery and some have been the truth to be printed in his on the therapy of EDTAwordpress.com/). A good website chelation, which I take on a daily smart enough to do the sameabout the diabetes deception: magazine". research with similar outcomes. maintenance basis. I also notehttp://www.healingmatters.com Thank you for your great Am I (and others like me) bad publication. that that same therapy is often Love, promoted on the US-based news for the "Big Pharma"? You Alex, Ireland Vibka W., Myrtleford, Victoria,Drudge Report website, which to bet I am, but at least I can now PS: Again, thank you, NEXUS Australia my knowledge has not been enjoy my family as I am alive,people. Why dont you translate restricted from doing so by the US healthy, richer and not a statistic.these letters for the other Challenge to Bushbys Claims regulator. Keep up the good work, if youinternational editions? Dear Editors: Im guessing As one who had accepted the can. [Dear Alex: Many of these youve received a fair amount of therapies of the medical Kind regards,letters are being translated for our rebuttal to Tony Bushbys piece profession for 25 years for the Michael C., Merrimac,overseas editions. Ed.] on the New Testament [14/04]. treatment of rheumatoid arthritis Queensland, AustraliaOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 5
  • 6. NO REINCARNATION crucial "timer"—evidence that WITHOUT PERMISSION helped tie the man convicted ofI n a move that would be comical if it were not so serious, theChinese Communist Party (CCP) the bombing to the crime. Former Libyan Abdulbaset al-Megrahi is agentis bringing in new rules from 1 currently serving his sentence inSeptember, apparently to Greenock prison, but later this"completely control" Buddhism month [September] the Scottishin Tibet. The new rules state that Court of Appeal is expected to"Lamas are no longer allowed to hear Megrahis case, after thereincarnate without first obtaining Scottish Criminal Cases Reviewpermission from the communist Commission ruled in June thatauthorities". there was enough evidence to Such permission might be hard suggest a miscarriage of justice.to obtain from an official in The Zurich-based Swissadvance, and no doubt what the businessman Edwin Bollier, whorules really mean is that all state has spent nearly two decadesrecognition of a particular trying to clear his companysincarnation can only be obtained name, is as eager for the appeal asfrom the Communist Party. is Megrahi. Bolliers now Obviously the CCP wishes to bankrupt company, Mebo,appoint its own to every position manufactured the timer switchof authority within Tibetan Buddhism, as it KEY LOCKERBIE EVIDENCE that prosecutors used to implicate Libyahas tried to do in the case of the current WAS "TAMPERED WITH" after they said that fragments of it hadPanchen Lama, who was abducted 12years ago at the age of six and has not beenheard from since. T he key piece of material evidence used by prosecutors to implicate Libya in the Lockerbie bombing has emerged as a been found on a Scottish hillside. Bollier, now 70, admits having done business with Libya. "Two years before The Communist Party has already probable fake. Lockerbie, we sold 20 MST-13 timers toannounced that it will select the new Dalai Nearly two decades after Pan Am flight the Libyan military. FBI agents and theLama from inside Tibet. However, His 103 exploded over Scotland on 21 Scottish investigators said one of thoseHoliness has stated on many occasions that December 1988, allegations of timers had been used to detonate the bomb.in his next incarnation he will be born international political intrigue and shoddy We were shown a fuzzy photograph and Ioutside Tibet, in a free country—unless an investigative work are being levelled at the confirmed the fragments looked as thoughacceptable resolution to the Tibet issue has British government, the American FBI and they came from one of our timers."been agreed. the Scottish police as one of the crucial However, Bollier was uneasy with the(Source: Tibet Custom, 3 August 2007, witnesses, Swiss engineer Ulrich Lumpert, photograph he had been shown and askedhttp://www.tibetcustom.com/article.php/2007 apparently confessed at the end of August to see the fragments. He was finally given0803133532961) that he had lied about the origins of a permission in 1998 and travelled to Dumfries to see the evidence. "I was shown fragments of a brown circuit board which matched our prototype. But when the MST-13 went into production, the timers contained green boards. I knew that the timers sold to Libya had green boards. I told the investigators this." In 2001, Bollier spent five days in the witness box at the Lockerbie trial at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands. "I was a defence witness, but the trial was so skewed to prove Libyan involvement that the details of what I had to say [were] ignored. A photograph of the fragments was produced in court and I asked to see the pieces again. When they were brought to me, they were practically carbonised. They had been tampered with since I had seen them in Dumfries." (Source: The Observer, UK, 2 September 2007, http://tinyurl.com/3ds38n)6 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 7. ... GL BAL NEWS ... MICROCHIP IMPLANTS CAUSE and their caregivers in Florida. Employees The best-known side effects of statins, CANCER IN LAB ANIMALS in the Mexican Attorney Generals Office, which include widely prescribed drugsA ssociated Press will issue a story this weekend [8–9 September] revealingthat microchip implants have induced workers in a US security firm and club- goers in Europe have also been implanted. Albrecht expressed concern for those who such as Lipitor® and Zocor®, are liver damage and muscle problems, although statins have also been tied to changes incancer in laboratory animals and dogs, have received a chip implant, urging them to memory, concentration and mood, amongsays privacy expert and long-time get the devices removed as soon as possible. other problems. Physician reaction to aVeriChip opponent Dr Katherine Albrecht. "These new revelations change everything," potential side effect is crucial because the According to findings from a series of she said. "Why would anyone take the risk muscle problems can progress to a rare butresearch articles spanning more than a of having a cancer chip in their arm?" potentially fatal condition calleddecade, mice and rats injected with glass- (Source: Katherine Albrecht, SpyChips.com, rhabdomyolysis if the drug isntencapsulated RFID transponders 7 September 2007; see also Miami Herald, 8 discontinued.developed malignant, fast-growing, lethal Sept 2007, http://www.miamiherald.com/ The researchers investigated thecancers in up to 10 per cent of cases. The 775/story/230244.html) responses of doctors to statin-prescribedtumours originated in the tissue patients who believed they were havingsurrounding the microchips and often grew DOCTORS DISMISS PATIENTS adverse drug reactions. In the greatto surround the devices completely, the DRUG SIDE EFFECTS majority of cases, the patient, not theresearchers said. Albrecht first became aware of themicrochip–cancer link when she and her A new study has revealed that when patients feel they might be having an adverse effect from a prescribed drug, doctor, initiated the discussion. The investigators were "surprised" at how frequently patients reported that theirSpychips co-author, Liz McIntyre, were doctors will very often dismiss their doctors dismissed their concerns, Golombcontacted by a pet owner whose dog had concerns. Dr Beatrice A. Golomb of the said. While her study wasnt designed todied from a chip-induced tumour. University of California at San Diego and find out why, the researcher notes thatAlbrecht then found medical studies her colleagues found in their survey of 650 while the pharmaceutical industry is sureshowing a causal link between microchip patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin to get the word out about a drugs benefitsimplants and cancer in other animals. drugs, who reported having adverse drug there is "really no corresponding interestBefore she brought the research to the APs reactions, that many said their physicians group to make sure that physicians learnattention, the studies had somehow denied that the drugs could be connected about adverse effects".escaped public notice. to their symptoms. Patients should be aware of the potential A four-month AP investigation turned "Physicians seem to commonly dismiss adverse effects of any medication theyreup additional documents, several of which the possibility of a connection," Golomb taking, she said. And those who find theirhad been published before VeriChips told Reuters Health. "This seems to occur doctors dismiss their concerns shouldparent company, Applied Digital even for the best-supported adverse effects probably look elsewhere for medical care,Solutions, sought FDA approval to market of the most widely prescribed class of she added. "In general, patients shouldthe implant for humans. The VeriChip drugs... Clearly there is a need for better always have physicians that they feel arereceived FDA approval in 2004 under the physician education about adverse effects, hearing them."watch of then Health and Human Services and there is a strong need for patient (Source: Reuters, 28 August 2007,Secretary Tommy Thompson, who later involvement in adverse event reporting." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20479490/)joined the companys board. Under FDA policy, it would have beenVeriChips responsibility to bring theadverse studies to the FDAs attention, butVeriChip CEO Scott Silverman claims thecompany was unaware of the research. Albrecht expressed scepticism that acompany like VeriChip, whose primarybusiness is microchip implants, would beunaware of relevant studies in thepublished literature. "For Mr Silverman not to know aboutthis research would be negligent. If he didknow about these studies, he certainly hadan incentive to keep them quiet," saidAlbrecht. "Had the FDA known about thecancer link, they might never haveapproved his companys product." Since gaining FDA approval, VeriChiphas aggressively targeted diabetes anddementia patients, and recently announcedthat it had chipped 90 Alzheimers patientsOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 7
  • 8. ... GL BAL NEWS ... THE RHYTHM OF THE SUN PLANT GENES SWITCHED ON $30 BILLION SPENT ON BY SOUND WAVES DRUG ADS IN USAS cientists from the Ulysses mission have proven that sounds generated deepinside the Sun cause the Earth to shake and M i-Jeong Jeong of the National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology in D rug ads are increasingly taking up a bigger portion of drug companiesvibrate in sympathy. They have found that Suwon, South Korea, and colleagues claim advertising budgets, according to a studyEarths magnetic field, atmosphere and to have identified two genes in rice that published in the New England Journal ofterrestrial systems all take part in this respond to sound waves. They also say that Medicine. The researchers compared UScosmic sing-along. the promoter of one of the sound-sensitive drug companies 1996 and 2005 spending David Thomson and Louis Lanzerotti, genes could be attached to other genes to for direct-to-consumer drug ads shown onteam members of the HISCALE experiment make them respond to sound, too. TV and websites, played on radio stationson board Ulysses, together with colleagues The findings follow a host of similar, but and placed in magazines and newspapers.Frank Vernon, Marc Lessard and Lindsay unsubstantiated, claims that plants respond The study shows that in 2005, drugSmith, present evidence that proves that the to sound. If the researchers are correct, they companies spent 330 per cent more onEarth moves to the rhythm of the Sun. say their discovery could enable farmers to direct-to-consumer drug ads than in 1996.They show that distinct, isolated tones, switch specific crop genes on and off, such Even so, they still spend more promotingpredicted to be generated by pressure and as ones for flowering, by blasting sound drugs directly to health care professionals,gravity waves in the Sun, are present in a into the fields. That might be cheaper and according to the study. Overall, drugwide variety of terrestrial systems. more environmentally friendly than companies spent US$29.9 billion in 2005 Using highly sophisticated statistical proposed techniques such as activating to promote their drug products, comparedtechniques, Thomson and colleagues have genes with chemicals. to $11.4 billion in 1996.discovered these same distinct tones The researchers discovered the sound- "Although during that time spending onemitted by the Sun in seismic data here on responsive genes by exposing rice plants to direct-to-consumer advertising increasedEarth. They have also found that Earths noise while monitoring levels of gene by 330%, it made up only 14% of totalmagnetic field and atmosphere, and even activity. They only found differences, promotional expenditures in 2005," writesvoltages induced on ocean cables, are all however, when they played the plants Dr Julie Donohue, from the University ofparticipating in this cosmic sing-song. sounds at specific frequencies. Pittsburgh, and her team. Although these tones are all around us, it The genes rbcS and ALD became more (Source: New England Journal of Medicine,would not be possible for us to hear them, active at 125 and 250 hertz and less active vol. 357, pp. 673-681, 16 August 2007; viaeven if we listened very closely. Their at 50 hertz. As both genes are known to WebMD Medical News, 23 August 2007)pitch is too low for the human ear, typically respond to light, the researchers repeated100–5,000 microhertz (one microhertz the tests in the dark and found that the two VAST ANCIENT SETTLEMENTcorresponds to one vibration every 278 genes still responded to sound. UNEARTHED IN CAMBODIAhours). This is more than 12 octaves belowthe lowest note audible to humans. Forcomparison, the note to which orchestras "These results suggest that sound could be an alternative to light as a gene regulator," the researchers report in the I t is the sort of archaeological bonanza that comes along once in a lifetime. A new map, based on aerial photographs andtune their instruments (A above middle C journal Molecular Breeding (DOI: radar data of some 3,000 square kilometreson a piano) corresponds to 440 hertz. 10.1007/s11032-007-9122-x). around the Angkor Wat temple complex in(Source: European Space Agency, 17 August (Source: New Scientist , 30 August 2007, Cambodia, has revealed 168 newly2007, http://tinyurl.com/2cyu8y) http://www.newscientist.com) identified temple sites, 94 of which have now been confirmed in the field. Ponds, roads and canals also show up in unprecedented detail. Damian Evans of the Greater Angkor Project at the University of Sydney, Australia, and colleagues in Australia, Cambodia and France, mapped the entire catchment area of the Angkor regions rivers. They found that about two-thirds of this now densely vegetated region was once occupied, making it by far the biggest pre-industrial settlement ever documented. Angkors main period of occupation was from the ninth to the 16th century, when the settlement collapsed and the jungle took over. The main theory for the collapse is the failure of an extensive water management system. Environmental damage caused by the system may have made it unsustainable, leading to food shortages. The map includes detail of8 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 9. ... GL BAL NEWS ...apparent failures of the canal system, with MILITARISATION OF MEDICINE: DANGEROUS PRESCRIPTIONSmultiple barrages and dykes at some sites. "There is massive redundancy in thecanal network," says Evans. T he British Medical Association (BMA) recently issued a new report on tactical pharmacology, "The Use of Drugs as Weapons", the third of its publications warning about the militarisation of medicine and its potential for new forms of warfare.(Source: New Scientist, 18 August 2007) This has been an issue for at least 40 years, but the research has accelerated since 9/11, which increased the resources available to study technologies needed to fight CYBERWARFARE HITS UK, USA "asymmetrical" conflicts in which friend and foe might be intermingled orC hinese hackers, some believed to be from the Peoples Liberation Army,have been attacking the computer networks indistinguishable. At the same time, the continuing revolution in neuroscience is opening new perspectives. Molecules can now be re-engineered to target bioregulation processes,of UK government departments. including neurological functions and cardiovascular processes. In the past, this was a The attackers have hit the network at the laborious experimental process; now it can be computerised so that the most promisingForeign Office as well as those in other key bioactive agents and their properties can be identified quickly.departments, according to Whitehall No one would deny these facilities to the pharmaceutical and medical industries, butofficials. An incident last year that shut this raises the threat of biomechanisms that can be used for repression, torture and terror.down part of the House of Commons We could also see troops going into action with chemically heightened aggression ascomputer system, initially believed to be well as resistance to fear, pain and fatigue. It is not science fiction to suggest that wecaused by an individual, was discovered to might see military pharmacology that can remove feelings of guilt or post-traumaticbe the work of an organised Chinese stress. The economic temptation is strong: five times more soldiers suffer mental thanhacking group, officials said. physical wounds in war. Security and defence officials are coy The British Medical Associations report notes these prospects and warns that despiteabout what they know of specific attacks. the prohibitions on biological and chemical weapons, governments are "demonstratingHowever, they say several Whitehall considerable interest in the possibility of using drugs as weapons". Part of the push hasdepartments have fallen victim to Chinas come from the desire for non-lethal weapons.cyberwarriors. One expert described it as a In 1999, a European Parliament committee called for a global ban on all research and"constant ongoing problem". development "which seeks to apply knowledge of the chemical, electrical, sound The disclosures came after reports that vibration or other functioning of the human brain to the development of weapons whichthe Chinese military had hacked into a might enable any form of manipulation of human beings". But since 9/11, there hasPentagon military computer network in been less political pressure for accountability from the state security agencies.June. The Financial Times said American For the medical association, the military use of drugs raises major ethical issuesofficials called it the most successful because "the agent whereby people could be incapacitated without risk of death in acyberattack on the US defence department. tactical situation does not exist and is unlikely to in the foreseeable future". Defence department officials confirmed The associations report also warns that military research could lower medicalthat there had been a "detected penetration" standards for testing drugs on humans.of elements of the email system used by the What would happen if some country decided that pharmaceutical weapons do notnetwork serving the office of Robert Gates, require clinical trials? Or could a medical ethics committee agree to tests on the old,the US defence secretary. US officials were sick or young? Or could this kind of research be outsourced to a country where moneyreported to have said that an investigation and political capital are more important than ethics?had discovered that the Peoples Liberation If hazardous biochemical weapons for counterterrorist or counterinsurgencyArmy (PLA) was responsible. operations came to be routinely used, we could anticipate a rapid evolution of variants The US gave the codename Titan Rain to with immobilising and pain-inducing effects.the growing number of Chinese attacks, Weapons are also being designed to carry drugs to targets: flight-stabilised syringes,notably directed at the Pentagon but also mortar bombs for dispersing chemical agents, modified paint-ball guns, micro-hitting other US government departments, encapsulated pellets which release an agent when stepped on, and unmanned vehicles.over the past few years. The BMA rightly emphasises legal concerns because they undermine the Angela Merkel, Germanys chancellor, is international legal norms that protect humanity from poison and the deliberate spread ofreported to have raised the issue of Chinese disease—norms which have been put in place by decades of negotiation.attacks on her governments computers Using existing drugs as weapons means moving towards a slippery slope, at theduring a visit to Beijing. Officials here bottom of which is militarised biology. This could include intentional manipulation ofdeclined to say whether the British emotions, memories, immune response or even fertility.government had raised the issue with the The common view is that all chemical and biological weapons are banned byChinese authorities. international conventions. Unfortunately the Chemical Weapons Convention allows an Alex Neill, China expert and head of the exemption for domestic law enforcement, including riot control. The convention doesAsia Security Programme at the Royal not permit the use of riot agents for waging war. However, law enforcement has notUnited Services Institute (RUSI), said been defined, and the role of incapacitating agents as anti-terror weapons has opened acyberattacks by the Chinese had been going significant loophole. Arms controllers meeting in the Hague next year to review theon for at least four years. He described the convention would do well to heed the BMAs warnings.reported attack on the Pentagon as the (Source: by Steve Wright, International Herald Tribun e, 29 August 2007,"most flagrant and brazen to date". http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/08/29/opinion/edwright.php. Steve Wright is(Source: The Guardian, 5 September 2007) professor at the School of Applied Global Ethics, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.)OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 9
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  • 11. S ince its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown as the online phenomenon that apparently allows the truth to be managed democratically; but over the past year it has also been exposed as a real-life "Ministry of Truth". Worse: people have been arrested and terrorised due to incorrect information being posted on this free Internet encyclopaedia. Wikipedia watching The free online On 15 December 2005, various media sources reported that the open-access encyclopaedia Wikipedia was about as accurate as the online Encyclopaedia Britannica, encyclopaedia at least for science-based articles. This was the result of a study by the journal Nature, Wikipedia is a which chose scientific articles from both encyclopaedias across a wide range of topics and sent them for peer review. The reviewers found just eight serious errors. Of those, four democratically came from each site. They also found a series of factual errors, omissions or misleading statements. All told, there were 123 such problems with Britannica and 162 with decided database Wikipedia. That in itself is a staggering conclusion, which translates as averaging out to 2.92 mistakes per article for Britannica and 3.86 for Wikipedia, or three versus four that has been open mistakes. That, of course, is not "as accurate" as the newspapers reported—thus showing misleading statements in the newspapers headlines. to abuse, but the Still, is Wikipedias score proof positive that the Internet is indeed more than just a bundle of conspiracy theory and pornography sites, and that the combined efforts of advent of Internet users actually work to create a knowledge base? Perhaps. Wikipedia allows WikiScanner has anyone—anyone—to go in and add, change or delete anything in the encyclopaedia. Wikipedia is therefore an exercise in trust: it hopes that its users come there with the best uncovered a web of of intentions. The site is funded through the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and in 2006 had an deceit and estimated budget of "about a million dollars". It was founded by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger, the latter who left his co-creation behind in 2002 and stated in October 2006 that disinformation. he was going to start a competitor that would allow for more peer-reviewed entries. Trust cannot be guaranteed and hence, at best, Wikipedia comes with a few blemishes. George W. Bushs biography was so frequently changed—often to include name calling and "personalised opinions" on his policies—that his and a small number of other entries had to be locked and thus only authorised users were allowed to edit them. Innocent enough; perhaps even funny. But a more suspicious case occurred in late 2005 when, for four months, Wikipedia included an anonymously written article linking former journalist John Seigenthaler to the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. His Wikipedia entry stated: "For a brief time, he was thought to have been directly involved in the Kennedy by Philip Coppens © 2007 assassinations of both John and his brother Bobby. Nothing was ever proven." And: PO Box 13722 "John Seigenthaler moved to the Soviet Union in 1971, and returned to the United States North Berwick EH39 4WB in 1984. He started one of the countrys largest public relations firms shortly thereafter." United Kingdom None of this was true, or even alleged, outside of WikiWorld. Seigenthaler thought that at the age of 78 he was beyond surprise or hurt, but he had obviously not counted on Email: Wikipedia. info@philipcoppens.com Worse, his case exposed a further flaw, as Wikipedias information feeds automatically Website: into Reference.com and Answers.com, whose computers are programmed to copy data http://www.philipcoppens.com verbatim from Wikipedia without any checks, thus spreading the lies further onto other sites. In this instance, "trust" failed and perhaps we should not blame Wikipedia directly.OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 11
  • 12. But the ominous sign here was that Wikipedia was slow to react. employment history on the related Wikia website. However, itSeigenthaler noticed that his "biography" was altered on 26 May was Daniel Brandt who noticed this and made further enquiries.2005. On 29 May, one of the sites moderators edited it only by He eventually contacted The New Yorker to say that Essjayscorrecting the misspelling of the word "early" but did not check the original biographical information was fake.other, much more serious, alterations. For four months, Wikipedia On 26 February, The New Yorker made an online correction,depicted him as a suspected assassin before this mention was stating that Essjay "holds no advanced degrees" and "has nevererased from the websites history on 5 October—but it remained on taught". But worst of all was probably this comment: "At theAnswers.com and Reference.com for three more weeks. time of publication, neither we nor Wikipedia knew Essjays real Daniel Brandt, a San Antonio–based activist who started the anti- name."Wikipedia site Wikipedia Watch (http://www.wikipedia-watch.org) Following the revelation, Wikipedias co-founder Jimmy Walesin response to problems he had with his eponymous article, looked asked Essjay to resign (in any business environment he wouldup the IP address in Seigenthalers article and found that it related to have been fired), stating that "Wikipedia is built on (among otherRush Delivery, a company in Nashville. On 9 December 2005, its things) twin pillars of trust and tolerance". It was clear that oneemployee Brian Chase admitted that he had placed the false pillar had now totally collapsed. But bizarrely, Wales furtherinformation in Seigenthalers Wikipedia commented: "It is not good, obviously, butbiography. the interesting thing is that Mr Jordan was an End of story, it seemed, with the lesson excellent editor, credentials or not. His worklearned that Wikipedia could be an excellent was extremely positive for Wikipedia."tool to spread disinformation—a lesson few We wonder how...people realised at the time. And though The Wikipedia entry on the debacle at theWikipedia should have reacted, it didnt. time read: "As a result of the controversy, Though Seigenthalers case received much Wikipedia users began a review of Essjaysnotoriety, his was definitely not the only WikiWorld was previous edits and discovered evidence hecase. By December 2006, Brandt had listed rocked when had relied upon his fictional professorship toseveral instances of erroneous entries as well influence editorial consideration of edits heas massive amounts of entries literally copied one of its most made. People have gone through his editsfrom copyright-protected material. prolific contributors and found places where he was basically cashing in on his fake credentials to bolsterFaking it and editors... his arguments, said Michael Snow, a It was in early 2007 that the was exposed as Wikipedia administrator and founder ofWikiWorld was rocked when one of its the Wikipedia community newspaper,most prolific contributors and editors, being nothing more The Wikipedia Signpost. Those will"believed" by the site to be a professor than a community get looked at again."of religion with advanced degrees in The site continued: "In reaction totheology and canon law, was exposed college drop-out. the incident, Wales was reportedlyas being nothing more than a considering a vetting process for allcommunity college drop-out. persons who adjudicate on factual The person at the centre of this disputes. Additionally, Wales said thecontroversy was "Essjay"—which site would soon develop a way to checkbegged the question as to why anyone credentials of Wikipedia editors whoin a position of authority should want claim to possess them. I dont thinkor need to hide behind a pseudonym. this incident exposes any inherentIn truth, Essjay was Ryan Jordan, a 24- weakness in Wikipedia, but it doesyear-old from Kentucky with no expose a weakness that we will beadvanced degrees, who used texts such as Catholicism for working to address, Wales added."Dummies to help him correct articles on the penitential rite and Wales may of course change his opinion, but originally he saidtransubstantiation. he was not concerned with Essjays invented persona: "I regard it Indeed, the problem began at the very beginning of Essjays as a pseudonym and I dont really have a problem with it." Aftercareer, when no one vetted his credentials and when his claim to an outcry from Wikipedia users, Wales changed his view.be a tenured professor of religion at a private university was Larry Sanger, in his Citizendium Blog of 1 March, responded toaccepted. He contributed to an estimated 20,000 Wikipedia Waless initial statement, stating: "Theres something utterlyentries, making up one per cent of the 1,675,000 articles that breathtaking, and ultimately tragic, about Jimmy telling The NewWikipedia listed as being online. Yorker that he doesnt have a problem with Essjays lies, and by Worse, however, was that Wikipedia staff recruited Essjay to essentially honoring Essjay after his lies were exposed... Doesntwork on the sites Arbitration Committee, which he chaired for Jimmy know that this has the potential to be even more damaging totwo terms, thus granting him almost divine powers without Wikipedia than the Seigenthaler situation, since it reflects directly onanyone asking him any questions. Fortunately Essjay was only a the judgment and values of the management of Wikipedia?"pretender, not a person intent on spreading disinformation...but he Wales meanwhile maintained that the service and itscould have accomplished this easily. He was an important player community are built around a self-policing and "self-cleaning"in WikiWorld. The New Yorker, in its 31 July 2006 edition, ran nature that is supposed to ensure its articles are accurate: thean article on Essjay and his activities, which were then believed to "Wikipedia Police". But are they the "Thought Police" or peoplebe genuine. who verify facts? Seigenthalers entry suggests they are definitely By mid-January 2007, Essjay had posted his real name and not the latter.12 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 13. "Wikipedia Police" George W. Bush" were all deleted. The first-mentioned page Disgruntled people at odds with Wikipedia are numerous. The might indeed not be seen as important in an encyclopaedic"pseudophysicist" (to quote Wikipedia) Jack Sarfatti considers environment, but the "wiki" (a page in the encyclopaedia) forhimself to be a victim of the service and even considered Dylan Avery, the producer of the most-watched documentary filmlitigation at one point. He found that certain libellous information in Internet history, clearly merits a biographical page on an onlinehad been posted about him. Of course, he, like anyone else, can encyclopaedia. Wikipedia, however, thought otherwise.go in and alter that information, which is what he tried to do. He These are just some of the examples that people havetried posting at various times of the day, but each time, within experienced with the "service". At best, it is clear that theminutes, the changes were undone—suggesting that the moderators have never been trained or validated for theirWikipedia moderators were credentials. But Sarfatti has alsoconstantly monitoring certain pages. drawn attention to the so-calledWhen he dug further, he came to the "Wikipedia arbitration", which Walesconclusion that Wikipedia seemed to has seen as the "self-cleaning" andbe in the hands of a group of sceptical ...he came to the conclusion the deus ex machina designed to re-minds, intent on making sure there that Wikipedia seemed to be establish Wikipedias credibility—were no mysteries and no even though he elected a collegeconspiracies. in the hands of a group drop-out to preside over it. Indeed, when you consult a varietyof subjects on Wikipedia, you will of sceptical minds, intent on Upset about his own case and unable to rectify the situation,notice a certain "mindset" that making sure there were no Sarfatti commented on a privateexcludes certain opinions. Just twoexamples... mysteries and no conspiracies. email list: "They have set up a Virtual Shadow Government in Paul Smith is an ardent sceptic of which they now have their ownthe Rennes-le-Château and Priory of courts to adjudicate litigation." HeSion mysteries (which are at the core of made the point that the theory is thatDan Browns The Da Vinci Code) and is responsible for most of whoever controls the Web controls the Earth—and there is indeedthe Wikipedia entries on the subject. Some of these entries are that potential. Perform a Google websearch and if Wikipedia hasblatantly biased and others contain serious factual errors. In both a result on what you search for, the Wikipedia entry will come upinstances, I adjusted the wording and removed the errors. At no on top. So whatever you want to know, you will probably Googlepoint did this mean that the Priory was depicted as genuine—far it and find it in Wikipedia. "Googlepedia" thus has a virtualfrom it. In fact, I felt that an error-free posting would actually monopoly on information and does indeed, as Sarfatti said,bring enhanced value to the entry. In this case, the entries control the Web—and knowledge.remained up for a number of months, but then were returned to Googlepedia offers a one-stop shop for teachers and anyonetheir negative, erroneous entries. The "Wikipedia Police" should else who wants to find information. Teachers have stated that thishave seen that the new entry was less neutral and more biased is exactly the case. What is in Wikipedia—and the opinionsthan what was on there, but they did not revert to the previous expressed therein—is almost directly passed on to students. Itversion. The question is: why prefer erroneous information over begs the question as to why there is still a need for teachers, asmore neutral wordings? No wonder that experts find numerous students are equally able to do a websearch...errors in every article on Wikipedia...when Wikipediaseems to prefer to promote errors over factualstatements. I also tried to add further information about dissentingtheories on the Corpus Hermeticum, specifically thework of Leiden University professor Bruno Stricker,giving due reference to his name and publications(including his PhD thesis). In this instance, Wikipediamoderators removed the section themselves, stating thatI needed to give "more sources"—though I had actuallygiven more sources than most of the other statementsthat maintain the status quo in this entry, namely that theCorpus is a second- or third-century AD creation ratherthan a third-century BC codification, as Stricker (andothers) argue. Examples of such unprofessional editing, with a biastowards maintaining the status quo and specificallydownplaying if not removing controversial information,run into the hundreds if not thousands. Paul JosephWatson of Prison Planet (http://www.prisonplanet.com)has noted there is a concerted campaign to erase the 9/11Truth Movement. Furthermore, pages which they andlike-minded individuals created, such as "List of "Just conducting a routine Random Carbon-Footprint Test.Republican sex scandals", "People questioning the 9/11 Could I see your last 12 months utility bills, please?"Commission Report" and "Movement to impeachOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 13
  • 14. And students are more likely to check other hits, perhaps being WikiScanning revelationsmore realistic about the expectations of Wikipedia—which for This has underlined some serious problems with the secondmany teachers seems to have become gospel. pillar of WikiWorld: tolerance. But what about Sarfattis Orwellian claims that Wikipedia is the Ministry of Truth—i.e.,When lies cause detention Lies? On 14 August 2007, W i r e d reported that CalTech So far, only a few egos seem to have been bruised. But Robert computation and neural-systems graduate student Virgil GriffithFisk, in the British newspaper The Independent, reported on 21 had created the "Wikipedia Scanner", which "offers users aApril 2007 on the experience of Taner Akçam, a Turkish historian searchable database that ties millions of anonymous Wikipediaand writer. Akçam faces prosecution in Turkey for writing about edits to organizations where those edits apparently originated, bythe Armenian genocide. However, due to the vandalising of cross-referencing the edits with data on who owns the associatedAkçams Wikipedia entry, which accused him of being a member block of Internet IP addresses".of a terrorist group, he was detained by Canadian border police on "I came up with the idea when I heard about Congressmen17 February 2007. This is acknowledged in the Wikipedia entry, getting caught for white-washing their Wikipedia pages," he sayswhich can now only be edited by registered users—though on his website (http://virgil.gr/31.html). Griffith became veryanyone can still register for free, and registration only leaves intrigued when, on 17 November 2005, an anonymous Wikipediasome trace of who made the entry, nothing user deleted 15 paragraphs from an article onmore. e-voting machine vendor Diebold, excising an Taner Akçam wrote to Fisk, stating: entire section critical of the companys"Additional to the criminal investigation (law machines. Griffith traced those changes to an301) in Turkey, there is a hate campaign IP address reserved for the corporate offices ofgoing on here in the USA, as a result of Diebold itself.which I cannot travel internationally any Due to the Wired concluded that when the new data-more... My recent detention at the Montreal mining service was launched, it tracedairport—apparently on the basis of vandalising of millions of Wikipedia entries to their sources,anonymous insertions in my Wikipedia Akçams Wikipedia and for the first time put "comprehensive databiography—signals a disturbing new phase in behind longstanding suspicions ofa Turkish campaign of intimidation that has entry, which (falsely) manipulation, which until now have surfacedintensified since the November 2006 accused him of only piecemeal in investigations of specificpublication of my book." allegations". In short, Griffith proved Sarfatti Fisk continued: "Akçam was released, but being a member of and others conspiracy theory.his reflections on this very disturbing a terrorist group, Griffith has compiled lists of differentincident are worth recording. It was corporations and government branchesunlikely, to say the least, that a he was detained that have abused the "trust" ofCanadian immigration officer found out by Canadian Wikipedia essentially to edit the truththat I was coming to Montreal, took the out of existence, replacing it with a PR-sole initiative to research my identity on border police on friendly façade favourable not to thethe internet, discovered the archived 17 February 2007. facts or any sense of neutrality but onlyversion of my Wikipedia biography, to the interests of the parties concerned.printed it out on 16 February, and The WikiScanner page (seeshowed it to me—voilà!—as a result. http://wikiscanner.virgil.gr) lists a few "But this was not the end. Prior to his "favourites" which include the CIA, theCanadian visit, two Turkish-American Vatican and the Church of Scientology.websites had been hinting that Akçams You might expect that the CIA wouldterrorist activities should be of interest make the biggest use of this tool, toto American immigration authorities. spread propaganda, but such thinkingAnd sure enough, Akçam was detained yet again—for another would be too primitive: a multibillion-dollar agency that hashour—by US Homeland Security officers at Montreal airport existed for 60 years has better and less traceable methodologies atbefore boarding his flight at Montreal for Minnesota two days later. its disposal. Still, rather interesting and somewhat humorous is "On this occasion, he says that the American officer—US that, on the profile of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, aHomeland Security operates at the Canadian airport—gave him a worker on the CIA network added the exclamation "Wahhhhhh!"warning: Mr Akçam, if you dont retain an attorney and correct before a section on the leaders plans for his presidency. Athis issue, every entry and exit from the country is going to be warning on the profile of the anonymous editor read: "You haveproblematic. We recommend that you do not travel in the recently vandalised a Wikipedia article, and you are now beingmeantime and that you try to get this information removed from asked to stop this type of behaviour." It seems that one CIAyour customs dossier. worker also tweaked the profile of Oprah Winfrey—an edit which "So lets get this clear," Fisk continued. "US and Canadian hopefully occurred during a lunch break.officials now appear to be detaining the innocent on the grounds More interestingly, WikiScanner uncovered that the Vaticanof hate postings on the internet. And it is the innocent—guilty edited entries about Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. The edituntil proved otherwise, I suppose—who must now pay lawyers to removed links to newspaper stories written in 2006 that allegedprotect them from Homeland Security and the internet. But as that Mr Adamss fingerprints and handprints had been found on aAkçam says, there is nothing he can do," he concluded. car used in 1971 in connection with a double murder. The As the platform on which this false propaganda was offered, Vatican spokesman, Jesuit father Federico Lombardi, clarified onWikipedia should accept part of the blame. Vatican Radio on 17 August 2007 that accusations saying that the14 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 15. Holy See manipulated the encyclopaedia intentionally "...lack all of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC) had edited entries on topicsseriousness and logic. It is absurd even to think that such an such as the "children overboard" affair, as reported in the Sydneyinitiative could have even been considered." Forced to explain Morning Herald on 24 August. PM John Howard stated that hehow it could have happened, he said that there are many had not asked any of his staff to edit those entries. WikiScannercomputers in the Vatican and that anyone could have access to revealed, too, that Department of Defence staff had made moreWikipedia on any one of them. than 5,000 changes to the encyclopaedia, but the Herald reported Equally interesting is that a computer traced to American that they were now blocked from editing entries (note that aAirlines (AA) was used to make a significant change about 9/11. general IP number can be used by several departments).The original entry read: "Two American Airlines aircraft were Commenting on ABC News, the chair of Electronic Frontiershijacked and crashed during the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Australia, Dale Clapperton, said: "You also have to ask yourselfAttack: American Airlines Flight 77 (a Boeing 757) and whether its a responsible and reasonable use of taxpayer dollars toAmerican Airlines Flight 11 (a Boeing 767)"—to which an AA have public servants trying to sanitise entries on Wikipedia usingemployee added (somewhat ungrammatically): "Although these taxpayer-paid resources to make their point of view moreflights were daily departures before and a month after September acceptable to the current government." In a follow-up Herald11, 2001. Neither flight 11 nor 77 were scheduled on September report of 30 August, the PMC secretary claimed that the IP number11, 2001. The records kept by the Bureau of Transportation did not belong to the department but instead to MacquarieStatistics (http://www.bts.gov/gis/) do not list either flight that Telecom—a claim that experts and the Herald dispute as highlyday." (See http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/august2007/ unlikely, stating they have more evidence than merely an IP260807_b_airlines.htm.) What are we address to identify the governmentto make of this? department as the source. But WikiScanner especially revealedthat most abuse originates from corporate Disinformation weaponclients—and politicians. According to Just before WikiScanner grabbed thethe UK Independent of 18 August 2007, WikiScanner especially headlines in mid-August 2007, thereWal-Mart cleaned some statements about revealed that most abuse was one Wikipedia incident whichits employment procedures, and again, in received far less attention than itOctober 2005, a person using a Diebold originates from corporate deserved: it revealed that thecomputer removed paragraphs about clients—and politicians. intelligence agencies had been usingWalden ODell, chief executive of the Wikipedia for disinformation purposes,company, which revealed that he had thus proving Sarfattis Orwellianbeen "a top fund-raiser" for George W. allegation.Bush. Such cleaning should be seen as Daniel Brandt posted a summary onrewriting history. Even if the edits are not The Wikipedia Review website on 1correct, Wikipedias policy should be to insert "it is alleged" or August. The incident involved Pierre Salinger. He was a Whitestatements to that effect. House press secretary to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, served The Independent, along with many media sources, mentioned as a US senator from California in 1964 and was campaignother abuses. Griffiths tool also discovered that a computer owned manager for Robert Kennedy. Salinger was also a famousby the US Democratic Party was used to make changes to the site investigative journalist who broke many important news stories.of right-wing talk-show host Rush Limbaugh. The changes brand When he was based in London, he investigated the DecemberMr Limbaugh as "idiotic", a "racist" and a "bigot". An entry about 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, whichhis audience read: "Most of them are legally retarded." killed 270 people. He and his collaborator, John K. Cooley, hired An IP address that belongs to the oil giant ExxonMobil was Linda Mack, a young graduate, to help in their research, whichlinked to sweeping changes to an entry on the disastrous 1989 resulted in Salinger testifying at the Camp Zeist trial in NovemberExxon Valdez oil spill. An allegation that the company "has not yet 2000:paid the US$5 billion in spill damages it owes to the 32,000 "I know that these two Libyans had nothing to do with it. IAlaskan fishermen" was replaced with references to the funds that know who did it and I know exactly why it was done," he said.the company has paid out. Thinking the judge would allow him to present this evidence, The Republican Party edited Saddam Husseins Baath Party Salinger queried: "Thats all? Youre not letting me tell the truth.entry so it made it clear that the US-led invasion was not a "US- Wait a minute; I know exactly who did it. I know how it wasled occupation" but a "US-led liberation"—the clearest example done," Salinger replied to the trial judge, Lord Sutherland, whoof Ministry of Truths approved Newspeak if ever there was one. simply asked him to leave the witness box. "If you wish to make Also uncovered by WikiScanner was that a computer registered a point you may do so elsewhere, but Im afraid you may not doto the Dow Chemical Company deleted a section on the 1984 so in this court," Lord Sutherland interrupted.Bhopal chemical disaster (which ultimately killed up to 22,000 So what does this have to do with Wikipedia? "SlimVirgin"people) which occurred at a plant operated by Union Carbide, now had been voted the most abusive administrator of Wikipedia. Shea wholly owned subsidiary of Dow. had upset so many editors that some of them decided to team up It was also reported that Barbara Alton, assistant to Episcopal to research her real-life identity. Attempts to track her throughbishop Charles Bennison, deleted information on a cover-up of child Internet technology failed. This was suspicious in itself, assexual abuse, allegations that the bishop misappropriated US$11.6 WikiScanner has revealed. According to a team member,million in trust funds, and evidence of other scandals. When SlimVirgin "knows her way around the Internet and covered herchallenged, Alton claimed that she had been ordered to delete the tracks with care". The question, therefore, was: why?information by Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori. WikiScanner also uncovered that staff in Australias Department Continued on page 77OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 15
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  • 17. T he most incredible thing you could ever hear on radio is somebody claiming that you, the host, are not some extraneous being who is only there to turn your interviewee inside out. Most journalists are supposedly neutral. Yet they approach their subjects critically, trying to pin them down and exposing them to their lies or conspiracies. That is considered the task of a journalist. He cannot get Belgian engineer involved personally. It is too dangerous. So here I was interviewing an engineer from Belgium who specialised in control turned homoeopath techniques. And he baffled me, telling me about the kind of knowledge he had developed. My body has a kind of steering system, he said—a system ensuring that I function and alchemist perfectly; a system making sure that I am not some plant or animal but Willem de Ridder. Alfons Ven It is a kind of computer or an instruction system. I did not understand a thing of it, and I said, "That is great! So you claim actually that you can give new instructions to this describes the steering system and then my whole character will change—or at least have it remember its original state, before my parents began tinkering with it." He said, "Guaranteed. You journey that led him know, when your character changes, your whole system alarms you through symptoms we call diseases. And as your character returns to its original state, the diseases disappear, to discover that the too." It made me smile. I did not believe it. And I thought, "Ill get you." I had asthma since I was two years old. Asthma is pretty hefty stuff. If you get an invisible spirit attack, you breathe like a man hanging from the gallows. You can barely catch air. You cannot lie down. You cannot move. You sit, needing all your attention for breathing. It world controls the makes you extremely tired. You cannot think. There is only one thing on your mind: visible physical surviving. Thats all. And though no doctor says he can do anything about it, this man claims he can make it disappear, just like that. He says, "Yes. Guaranteed." I say, world. "Okay. Lets try it. We are doing this radio program, and a lot of people are listening. Why dont you try me out? If I get cured, everybody will know and youll get a lot of people interested." It was the first time hed ever talked about these things on radio, he said. And lo and behold, I got some little white pills. I took them, one a day, for 28 days. It is two years Part 1 of 2 ago now, and I have not had a single attack. In fact, I run up the stairs and am faster on my bicycle than anybody else. And indeed, I must agree, my character has changed, too. Two years later, of course, his telephone is ringing off the hook. And now I am curious to know how he developed this remarkable knowledge, because the man is not a doctor. His name is Alfons Ven. He lives somewhere in the Belgian Ardennes, away from Interview with everybody, but right now he sits next to me. Alfons Ven – Willem de Ridder, 1996, http://www.willemderitter.com Evolution Vision Foundation Postbus 509 Willem de Ridder: Alfons, welcome. 4645 ZW Putte, The Netherlands Alfons Ven: Good to be with you, Willem. Telephone: +32 61 512586 Willem: Since I told you about this incredible miracle, I discovered that many people Email: info@alfonsven.com have contacted you. All they really do is call you. You listen to them, you do not even Website: http://www.alfonsven.com have to look at them, and you send them these little white pills. Thats all. Then things start to happen. How did you get involved in this, because originally you were an by Willem de Ridder engineer? © 1996 Alfons: Yes. A control engineer. I was automating processes at refineries and all Website: kinds of factories. I engineered control systems and I started them up. And one day, as I http://www.willemderitter.com started one up, I was electrocuted. Willem: Electrocuted?OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 17
  • 18. Alfons: Electrocuted. Right. And it changed my life. I did experience". Of course, thirty years ago nobody talked about that.not feel too much at all, so I thought it was not too bad. But 380 So I thought I was the only person with such an experience. Wevolts had crossed my heart and my brain. The following day, I hadnt taken any pills with us. So when I was home we just said,began feeling kind of strange. I could not say exactly what I was "Okay, from now on it is going to be like this." I had all kinds offeeling, but I felt strange. And the more this feeling progressed, hallucinations, delusions and such things. I found myself in thethe more I became estranged from myself. I became a stranger to war, I found myself travelling in space.myself. Engineers dont know anything about psychology or W i l l e m : So you practically found yourself dying in thewhatever, so I didnt know what was happening. I only knew that universe.I was not functioning as I had. To start up factories you must be Alfons: It was terrible. I thought, "Let me go; it is better to diein excellent condition. It is a heavy job. It is climbing towers, than to be alive, because this is no way of living."engineering, planning, ordering materials, installing, etc., etc. I Willem: You gave up.began functioning worse and worse until I thought, "This has to Alfons: I gave up. I wanted to go. But then, of course, thestop." I didnt dare to climb any more, I didnt dare to drive a car memories came. I saw my wife and children, and I knew I wantedany more. And I said, "This has to stop." I turned to a to live for them. It was a struggle for life, and I was on the edge. Ipsychologist and then to a psychiatrist, and before I knew it I was was going to make it or not. But the light game, as I called it,in the hospital, where they gave me shots and I passed out. seeing things, rekindled my desire for life. I said, "I want to get Willem: So you worked in a factory. Someone turned on the well to take care of my wife and children." So I survived.main switch and you were electrocuted. You didnt die, you didnt Willem: You did not take any medication, either?have burns or... Alfons: At first not. But then I said, "If I take nothing, I will Alfons: No, that was just it. As an electrical engineer I knew certainly die, then it will be over and done with." And later, whenexactly what was going on. I had no burns so I said, "Its rather life came back bit by bit, I had to take medication because of theokay". But I started to feel strange. delusions and hallucinations. I had to come down to earth again. Willem: Immediately? Our family doctor, who was also a close friend, began treating me Alfons: Yes. Pretty much so. Right after the incident I was very gently with great doses of medicines and he made me survive.dazzled. Then, in the first days, I took some aspirin and thought it Years later he told me that, as he began working on me, he waswould pass. Yet I felt worse and worse. I took some sure I was going to die. So, professionally, he was doing the besttranquillisers and hoped it would pass. Then I started taking he could. But anyway, we made it. We survived. Of course, thisdrugs, and finally I found myself in changed my whole life. I foundthe hands of a psychiatrist. myself without a job. I couldnt work. W i l l e m : So you went to the I didnt know much of my existence.psychiatrist and he gave you a shot. I said, "This has to stop." The estrangement came straight from Alfons: Yes, it was thirty years myself. I felt strange to myself. I hadago. And in Belgium, psychiatrists I turned to a psychologist an almost complete loss of identity.were, let us say, neurologists. They and then to a psychiatrist, and Willem: You felt like a kind ofwere just treating clinically. Without vegetable.further notice, I got injections and before I knew it I was in the A l f o n s : Almost; close; notfaded out. I fell asleep. But the man hospital, where they gave me complete, but almost. And of course,did not examine me. I had problems all the drugs they were pumping intowith my heartbeat. I did not know shots and I passed out. me made me a kind of zombie.that, either. But while I was asleep, W i l l e m : You existed, yet youthose things became aggravated. And didnt exist.the doctor did not come to see me or Alfons: Right. This went on andask, "How are you doing?" The minute I woke up a little bit, I got on for many, many years; injections, living and not living, fearsanother injection. So I could not defend myself. I could not tell coming up, images coming up, and so on.them, "I feel terrible and Im going to die." I could not react. Iwas powerless. And the doctor did not come to my bed in eight Journey into Homoeopathydays. So at the end of the week, I was really ready to die. And A l f o n s : Then, one day, a lady told me about a goodthen, between shots, I gave my wife a sign to get me out of there. homoeopath she knew. That was new, thirty years ago. NobodyShe was at my bedside and I said this was going completely talked about homoeopathy; at least, very few did. I lived inwrong and she had to take me home. The doctor told her I Antwerp and there was a homoeopath. The man had long waitingcouldnt be transported for even a mile. lists. But the homoeopath this lady knew was the president of the Willem: You would die. Homoeopathic Society and very good. "The man is retired," she Alfons: Yes. So I kept making it clear to my wife to get me said, "but he can probably help you a little bit." So I tried toout of there because if I was going to die I wanted to die at home, contact him, but since he was retired there was no chance for menot in the hospital which was such a terrible experience. The to reach him. His nurse kept telling me, "No appointment, nodoctor kept saying, "No, he will die," and I kept insisting on being appointment." But I kept calling. And one day, when the nursetaken home. Finally I did get out, and the doctor said, "Hes going had the day off, his wife picked up the phone and she gave me anto die in the car on the way home." We didnt live far from the appointment right away—"...because," she said, "this is a sadhospital but he insisted that I would not make it. Anyway, we story and, though my husband is retired, I want to give you amade it home. chance. So much misery." Id had experiences like getting out of my body. I saw myself Willem: And no one else could help you.lying down there. I saw the personnel of the clinic and I went into Alfons: No. And I tried everything. As an engineer anda light tunnel and had what they now call a "near death scientist, I believed in science and regular medicine—those men18 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 19. are the best; they know what they are doing. So I went to see the from the people I helped, but I was not really feeling good.homoeopath with little faith. I knew this wouldnt work. Willem: You were sick yourself, but you were helping otherHomeopathic medicine is diluted. There is nothing in it. I knew people.all that. Yet I went and the man was very honest. He checked me Alfons: I was helping more and more people.thoroughly and said, "I cannot help you." He said, "Your problem Willem: With some incredible results.is beyond my competence. All I can probably do with my Alfons: Yes, the results were rather nice, remarkable even.homoeopathic medicine is make you feel a bit better." And thats We treated psychological problems and such things. At the time,what he did. He gave me preparations and I got a bit, a tiny bit I was also reading a lot of books and what I myself practised wasbetter. If you are real down, a little bit means a lot. a technique called "direct counselling". Willem: Yes, thats true. Willem: Direct counselling? Alfons: Thats true, right. So I felt a bit better but he told me, Alfons: Right. It means that within a few minutes of talking,"It is not going to cure you; it is not really going to help you; it is the patient enters a kind of pipeline leading straight to the root ofjust a little help." I was grateful for the help. Then he told me, the problem. You do not beat around the bush but you say, "Here"You are a very intelligent man and still alive. Maybe something is your problem." And then there is no way back. That is directelse can help you, something like psychiatric homoeopathy, but counselling. Then you have two possibilities: either they knownobody knows much about it." This was completely new, who they are, or they get cured—almost instantaneously. Directcertainly thirty years ago. There had been two French doctors in counselling achieves healing results no psychiatrist will in thirtyLyons, France, and they had been years. You come to the point and do not turnexperimenting with this psychiatric around. You nail the problem, and...homoeopathy. Father and son. They had Willem: And once they recognise it...had a small clinic where they treated these Alfons: Recognising the problem is 80kinds of cases, and also drug addicts. They per cent of the cure. Because, once theyhad had some kind of success. But all they know, they say, "Aha! Okay!"had left was a manuscript. He said, "If you It means that Willem: If they do not recognise it, it getsneed that kind of homoeopathy, try to find within a few minutes worse.this manuscript and use it yourself. It is A l f o n s : Normally they recognise theprobably something." But I was not in the of talking, the patient problem, but it depends on the person whocondition to travel. Everything was too enters a kind of does the counselling. Someone who cannotmuch. I had phobias and fears of travelling. get to the heart of the matter probably has toI had no business travelling. But I kept pipeline leading come back. If he cannot get to it after two orpushing friends to help me, and finally I got straight to the root three visits, he doesnt have to come backthe manuscript. I read it, tried things because either I cannot help him or heout and, again, made a little progress. of the problem. isnt willing to open himself up. But it Willem: So, you started using it. Recognising the worked really well. And I got Alfons: I began using it according to assistance also from doctors and othertheir prescriptions. I couldnt go to the problem is people willing to help me.pharmacy myself, so I had people go 80 per cent of Willem: So you were a sick doctorand have this and that preparation made helping people.for me. Again, I made a little progress the cure. A l f o n s : Yes. A sick man curingand I was very grateful. I said, "It is other people. And I could not helpnot what I expected from it, but it is myself. I only got myself a little betterbetter than nothing." I still rejected the under control. You see, at the time Ihomoeopathic stuff. You see, as a had the centre I was not on normalscientist, I had to believe in it. Though drugs. I helped myself withI was not convinced, I saw results. So homoeopathy which, of course, waswhen my children got ill, I gave them much gentler and with fewer sidehomoeopathic remedies and they were cured. And before I knew effects. So there was progress on that part, but not too much onit, people began consulting me because they had heard about me. the level of identity and quality of life. I could not reach theThey saw me making progress bit by bit, and they heard about all deeper levels of my problem, the core where it all began.the things I was using. They thought, "If it is doing something for Willem: Your character was out of whack, you might say.him, it might do something for me." And soon I had in Antwerp Alfons: Yes.the first therapeutic centre, which we called a kind of a biological Willem: You had lost your identity.centre, where we used applied homoeopathy administered by a Alfons: Almost. I was estranged from my identity. I was likeregular doctor. a stranger to myself. Willem: Because, of course, you werent a doctor yourself. W i l l e m : A condition in which you cannot imagine your Alfons: Right. He did the clinical side. He examined people. identity?I had learned, if you do not examine people, if you do not Alfons: Right. It is terrible. If at the time somebody had said,approach them in a really professional way, sooner or later you "Ill break your arms and legs, and you will be well within eightare going to go wrong. With him being responsible for the weeks and you wont have any more problems," Id have said,clinical side, I had always a correct diagnosis, and I did the "Break them right away." Without any hesitation I would havehomoeopathic prescriptions myself. It was a fine combination. said, "Break them." Because I would have known that withinWe had real success, yet Alfons himself was not much better. My eight weeks it would be gone. Whereas my prospect was: thisquality of life had improved a bit because of the recognition I felt lasts forever; it will never go away.OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 19
  • 20. Exorcising "Demons" I am going back to my office." But he said, "No, let us make a Alfons: So as we were working on all these things, one day a deal. If you cannot calm down or heal the boy with yourcouple stepped into my office and said, "We are here for our son." method... How long will it take you?" "Fourteen days—it worksThe son was six years old, and two psychiatrists had declared he or it doesnt," I said. "Okay," he said, "call me in fourteen days.was "possessed". If it didnt work, I will come and deliver the boy my way." Willem: Two psychiatrists saying the boy was possessed. By "Okay," I said, "thats a deal."what? By the devil? So I went back to the centre, told the parents that I had made Alfons: "Possessed" implies "by the devil". some inquiries and that we had two possibilities. They were Willem: Psychiatrists? Catholics, and I said, "I have found this exorcist and he can do it. Alfons: Yes. And I had it checked. I told my doctor in charge But I would rather do it myself. It is up to you." They said, "Youof the clinical side, "Check this story. I dont believe it. In this do it." I gave the boy some homoeopathic preparations, sent themtime and age, I dont believe a story like this. Whats going on home and told them to come back next week. They did. Youhere?" He called the two psychiatrists and they confirmed, "Yes. should know that the boy acted strange not only in my office. AtWe are doctors at the Catholic University and we have been home, he couldnt be left alone for one second—not on the toilet,taught that man exists of spirit, soul and body. The soul is our not in bed. And when they left him alone for one second, hedomain, but the spirit—as in this case—is for a minister or a turned diabolic. He smashed and crashed everything. Terriblepriest. And we both aim for a priest. The things. At night he did not sleep, except inboy is possessed." the car, in the back seat of the car. The I told the parents to bring in the boy. They father and mother had to take turns drivingcame and, indeed, the boy climbed the all night to give the boy eight hours of sleep.curtains, tore everything down, smashed Willem: They had to drive the boy in theeverything. At one moment he stood before The boy climbed car, otherwise he wouldnt sleep?me with wide-open eyes. His pupils did not Alfons: Right. It was the only way toreact at all. I took a light from my drawer, the curtains, tore give him some rest. And they had to avoidshone it into his eyes and the pupils didnt everything down, traffic lights, because when they stopped foreven move. They stayed wide open. Light a traffic light...had no effect whatsoever. smashed everything. Willem: He woke up... Willem: Scary. At one moment Alfons: ...he tore everything apart. So Alfons: I could have thought the devil you understand the terror these people werewas looking me straight in the eyes. It got he stood before me living under—around-the-clock terror.me all chilly. It was terrifying. I told theparents, "Take your son home and I will with wide-open eyes... Terror! Of course, heBut after one left alone with me, either. wouldnt be week, hethink about it. This is new to me." I I took a light from said, "I want to be alone with Mr Ven."had never dealt with such a thing. Iknew a priest who was officially my drawer, shone it So that was a change. Willem: A big change indeed.ordained as an exorcist for the Catholic into his eyes and Alfons: I asked the parents to leaveChurch. the pupils didnt my office. Then the boy stood in front Willem: The Catholic Church has of me, cried and said, "I have to tellofficial exorcists? even move. you something. It is about this big, Alfons: Yes. In fact, every priest is huge monster." "What kind of aordained to perform exorcism. They do monster?" "Well, it is on the cover of anot do it because it is so special. They book." "Where is the book?"leave that to the specialists. And the Willem: So he saw a big monster.real men are instated by Rome. A l f o n s : He saw a big monster, a Willem: So every Catholic country terrible monster trying to eat him uphas its official exorcists? and devour him and doing bad things Alfons: Two or three. Not many. They not only have a degree to him. He said, "Thats what I see and what I am so afraid of."in divinity but also in psychology. They are the top of the bill. I He had been unable to confess this to psychiatrists ordo know that now, but at the time I knew nothing. They are psychologists. He had kept it to himself. And now he confessed,experts in esoteric matters. In Rome there are fantastic libraries and that in itself was his delivering. "When did you first see thewhere you can read everything about every spiritual and esoteric monster?" "In the shopping mall. I was shopping with mysubject. They are really well-trained people. mother, and I was a little boy of two or three." His mother had Anyway, I went to see him and I told him about the boy. And parked him in his little trolley in front of a bookstand. And at thehe asked me, "What are you going to do?" I told him about doing bookstand he had seen this monster on a cover. And there he hada kind of homoeopathic psychiatry at my centre. And he said, this terrible fear programmed into him, which he could not"Oh, interesting, interesting." He kept listening and listening, but overcome. So I said to the mother, "To clear your sons fearshe himself did not say a word about the topic. And I said, "We completely, go back to the same mall, go back to the samehave now been talking for hours. You know all about me, and I bookstand and give him a nice, nice book. Make sure it is a veryknow nothing about the way you look at possession or such nice book with a nice, lovely cover." So she did, and one weekthings." He said, "It is none of your business. We do not talk later the boy went back to school.about it. It is taboo. Taboo. Do not talk about it." I said, "Why But it is not the end of the story. I had forgotten all about thedid you have me come and talk to you?" "Because I wanted to priest, this high-ranking clergyman. I did not call him. It wasdraw on you." "Nice," I said, "nice. It was a long journey. Okay. very busy at the centre and I forgot. The boy was fine. For me,20 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 21. that meant the end of the story. So the exorcist called and asked, three months later they were back on drugs. Or people saying"How is the boy?" I said, "Fine. He is back in school." He said, they had some entity in their house. He expelled them with his"Impossible." I said, "Why impossible?" He said, "With rituals and they were gone. But after a while it was worse. Andeverything you explained to me, it is not possible. I got a clear he said, "With you it is different. They leave without rituals andpicture that the boy probably was possessed. How can you have do not return." He knew right away this was something special,him back in school with these little preparations? Can I come to something new for him. But as we say in Flemish, you do notsee you this time and talk about it?" I said, "Okay." He came, walk in a sack. Our activities had not gone unnoticed. The priestand again we talked about my method of work—not his. was notified by the cardinal, the highest Church authority in the Willem: He didnt tell you anything. country, not to deal with me any more because I did not profile A l f o n s : Nothing. But finally he said, "I think you add myself as a Catholic. I was a kind of heretic. I think they weresomething to your treatment. Without knowing it, you are afraid of me; they obstructed because I did things they could notperforming a kind of ministry on the spiritual level, of which you do. And that was not good for their business.are not aware." I said, "Okay, let us put it to the test." He said, Willem: Right. So you were banned from the Church."Ill bring somebody for you to heal or to deliver." I said, "Fine; Alfons: Yes. The cardinal wrote a letter to the bishops, saying,the centre is open to everybody." He brought in a lady. And once "This is a heretic; do not deal with him or ask for his assistance."more, I did my job. This lady, who for decades had been under I was not supposed to know that I had secretly beenthe spell of some entity, was healed. And then he brought two excommunicated. They wanted to get rid of me. I was a nuisancepersons, and four, and ten. It did not end. Then he said, "Alfons, because I did not turn people to Christianity or Catholicism.I want to induct you into the spiritual world." Willem: You just cured them. Willem: A Catholic priest said that? Alfons: Yes. I cured them, delivered them, helped them. Just A l f o n s : Yes. I said, "Why me, because Im not all that like that, almost automatically. I could understand that ICatholic. I think very liberally about life. Why me?" He said, undermined the clergys authority, at least that they felt that it was"You may not know it, but you are very gifted, naturally gifted. coming to that. The priest received strict orders to cut all ties withAnd I want to teach you everything I know." I considered it and me. And so our ways parted.did not say no. So he said, "Go home and close up your centre." Willem: And you had no more centre...He was asking a lot. Alfons: No more centre; still not W i l l e m : Why did you have to feeling good... Right. I was the greatclose your centre? Alfons: He said, "You have gifts. Our activities had not gone homoeopath of Antwerp. Everybody knew me. I cured people. I was theGifts which you received gratis, you unnoticed. The priest was exorcist. I was everything. But Ishare gratis. Ill send people to youand you will have a ministry." Thats notified by the cardinal, myself felt no improvement. I did not feel good. It is satisfying to helpwhat happened. Of course, the the highest Church authority people, but I had asthma, I hadpeople with whom I worked in the allergies, I had heart problems. I hadcentre, the doctors, werent happy. in the country, not to deal with all kinds of problems. I had a lack ofThey said, "Alfons, it is going great me any more because I did not identity. Of course, being busy withand now you are going off to do matters spiritual and homeopathic, Isomething else." I said, "If it is true profile myself as a Catholic. became more and more aware howwhat the priest says, that I can things are interconnected, how theyachieve on a spiritual level something coincide, how all coincides.that nobody else can, or at least he cant, why shouldnt I do it?After all, better is better." And I thought, "Probably my own Alchemical Homoeopathyproblems are on a spiritual level. Who knows? So by learning a Alfons: And while I was practising all of this, a man came tolot about these things, I can help myself a step further. Or I can me. He, too, had heard about me. His name was Jan. And Jansay, It didnt help me at all." And indeed, being aware of the came to me with a spiritual problem. Jan was a member of thespiritual world and all those things did not help me a bit. Rosicrucians. "Alfons," he said, "I am highly initiated. But it is not Willem: What did you do? You travelled around with him? a blessing. It is killing me. It drove my wife away and my Alfons: First he came with all these people to my centre when it children. It only brings misery and I want to get out from under it."was closed. Then he sent me people at home. And we travelled I said, "I know of other people who are Rosicrucians and do notthrough Flanders and encountered all kinds of situations: have these problems." "It is all a matter of initiation," he said.poltergeist manifestations, various forms of possession, obsession "Can you help me?" I said, "Let me try."and torment. We encountered all sorts of things, but always Two, three months later he was "re-programmed" from his falsedramatic; nothing simple, everything extreme. And again and beliefs and living a normal life again. I had never asked what hisagain, I took things he could not solve, and they got solved almost profession was. All I knew was his first name, Jan; John inautomatically. English. And Jan asked me, "Can I do something in return?" I Willem: But was he not able to help people, too? am a pragmatic mind, I am an engineer, so I said, "What are you? Alfons: Sure. I saw him doing things such as praying over What can you do?" He said, "What do you want from me?" Ipeople. He laid hands on people, he delivered people who said, "Well, I have this homoeopathic talent and this spiritualbelieved in his religion. I saw them changing. But after time, it ministry. But the problem is that I am not getting better myself."all came back. And then something struck me: the idea that if I could control Willem: It was not permanent. myself, things would go better. Because, in fact, saying I am not Alfons: Most of the time it was not permanent at all. For completely myself is like saying I am not in control. So I toldinstance, the priest got people off drugs, but when he came back him, "I have always been controlling things, factories, automation,OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 21
  • 22. everything. Control is my speciality. If I can control myself, I slowly, and you start working it with the four elements—earth,think I will make real progress and find myself again." And he fire, air and water. This alchemic process takes a long time and itsaid, "This is complicated stuff." results in crystals which are so pure and white that the effect is We talked for a long time. And it turned out that he, too, was a dazzling. Really special. And that is the soul of the wine. Sofully qualified homoeopath. And not only that: he was also an there they are: the invisible spirit and soul. And actually, it isalchemist. He told me, "Those things you are talking about can these invisible things which control the visible.never be achieved by homoeopathy." He was also a PhD in This sounded very familiar to me. It seemed obvious. Thechemistry—and a very brilliant one, for that matter. He had been invisible controls the visible. That is what happened when, as ana director of nuclear plants. A very keen man. And he said, "As engineer, I automated processes. In the early days, thesefar as my knowledge of chemistry goes, it is not sufficient. I processes used pneumatic technology, compressed air. You dothink alchemy can help you. Thats what you need." not see the air, though it is pushing and moving things and Willem: Alchemy. He knew about that, too. opening valves—the invisible controlling the visible. Later, we Alfons: I said, "You know about that?" I thought my life had got the now widely used electronic systems. Again, you do notchanged by hitting on the knowledge about possession. And here see the electrons; you see the workings...was someone with mediaeval talk about alchemy. But I listened Willem: You perceive it is there, but you do not see it.intently. He said, "Yes, Im a doctor of chemistry and an Alfons: If you put the plug in the socket, you do not see thealchemist, too. I have practised it for many years and I have seen power. Try to convince a child that theres something there. Youmany nice things happen." may try as long as you can, but it sees W i l l e m : And as director of a nothing. It has to put something in thenuclear plant, he could not be a nitwit. outlet to get a little shock. And not Alfons: No. Later I learned that readily seeing the invisible doesntalchemists from all over the world mean the control is not there. At themeet once in a while. There were ten In Dutch, "alchemy" is time I told myself, "Now I haveor twelve, all PhDs. They were alscheikunde, Jan told me, something to go by. This is mydoctors in physics or something else. profession. Controlling things,Some had two or three doctorates. which means "the art of pneumatically, electronically;They werent just anybody. separating all things". telemetering used to be my job." And I Willem: And practising alchemy felt good about it. If I could get thison the side. invisible thing into me to control the Alfons: Yes. On the side. Jan had visible, the physical, let us say, then Istopped his involvement in alchemy could do nice things. I could findbecause of its esoteric side. He said, myself again, get control again, get"Let us talk about it." And it was not just "let us talk about it". hold of my life, restart. And as an engineer I knew the formulas,He stayed with me for almost five years. It was a long talk. the cybernetic correlations, the correlation techniques. In 1973,Sometimes it was three or four in the morning when we stopped our family business was already building process computers. Wetalking. used our own computers, so I was pretty good at things on that Willem: He lived in your house? level. Now I thought if I could put control into myself, that would Alfons: Well, we had a little shack in the garden and thats be a different story.where he lived and had his laboratory. So we lived separately on Willem: That would be different indeed.the same property. He told me a lot about the philosophy behind Alfons: I knew I would be able to get back to myself and startalchemy, particularly something fundamental to my present work functioning more and more optimally. We talked a lot aboutwith the VEN28 preparations. He said, "In all material matters we alchemy, Jan and I. He made preparations, I tried them on myselfdeal with spirit, soul and body. Let me give you an example: a and did not really get any better. Im not saying that alchemy isglass of wine. We only see the liquid, the wine. It is the body not effective. For some it does well, for others not. So it lackswhich only came into being through fermentation of the grapes. systematic results.Yet in the wine there are two subtle bodies which we do not see at Willem: You cant really rely on it.all: spirit and soul. Everybody who can distill can get the spirit Alfons: No, you can not trust it. And when you try to talkout. If you distill the alcohol out of the wine, you separate the spirit about it, you meet with resistance, people thinking, "Thosefrom the body." alchemists are magic sorcerers." Anyway, it brought me to the Willem: Thats why we call alcohol "spirits". crucial understanding that the invisible controls the visible— Alfons: In German it is Weingeist, spirit of the wine. In Dutch, something I knew from my profession. The question was, "How"alchemy" is alscheikunde, Jan told me, which means "the art of can I transpose and take this invisible information into me so thatseparating all things". The first thing you do in alchemy is it might control me?" To make a long story short, I found theseparate all things: spirit, soul and body. The body you can see answer after many trials and errors. Trying this, trying that, Ireadily, but you do not see the invisible things which determine the discovered how it works. And when I say "I discovered", I meanquality. You do not see the alcohol in the wine, which is the spirit. it is not new, it is not an invention, not even a finding. It is rightNeither do you see the soul which, too, contributes to the wines there. It is a matter of picking it up. In order to pick somethingquality. up, you have to be ready to pick it up. You must be prepared and Willem: So if the alcohol is the spirit, what is the soul? think about it, assimilate it, boost yourself up to the level of "I Alfons: He gave an example. He showed that you may begin want to find it, I have to find it".working on it only after the alcohol is separated from the liquid. Continued in the next issue of NEXUS...The soul still is in the body. How do you get the soul out? Its avery complicated, refined procedure. You heat the wine very Continued on page 7822 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
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  • 25. AT-HOME PREVENTION AND REVERSAL OF ALZHEIMERS DEMENTIA AND SIX OTHER MENTAL ILLNESSES Introduction I t is interesting to consider what proportion of Alzheimers dementia (AD) may result from under-nutrition, 1 especially when it seems that an easy, low-cost, perfectly safe nutritional way exists that may allow people to avoid that misery of miseries which Few medical many consider worse than death. Some people might say, "Thats too good to be true!" However, an at-home nutritional program using a high dosage of vitamin B12 may practitoners know prevent and virtually eliminate AD. An early launch of the treatment soon after first warning symptoms start could even turn off the process. that high doses of Confusion, difficulty concentrating, loss of memory, marked changes in personality that vitamin B12 can can lead to outbursts of violence, hallucinations, wandering away and early death all characterise Alzheimers dementia. prevent and even An estimated 2.3 million Americans now have AD. Prevalence doubles every five years after the age of 60, increasing from one per cent among those 60 to 64 years old up reverse the to 40 per cent of those aged 85 years and older. Nursing home care costs about US$47,000 per AD patient annually and this figure is symptoms of rising steadily, putting a huge burden on the health care system. The disease is also terrible for the patients caregivers. In what experts are calling "a looming public health Alzheimers disease disaster", statistics suggest there will be between five and seven million Alzheimers patients in the USA over the next 10 years.2 and other mental Lets start with a little background. Mammals, including humans, are born with serum illnesses, but new levels of vitamin B12 at about 2,000 pg/mL (picograms, i.e., trillionths of a gram, per millilitre). The level declines throughout human life owing to practices common in Codex regulations Western societies. 4 Below 550 to 600 pg/mL, deficiencies start to appear in the cerebrospinal fluid.5, 6 US clinical laboratories regard 200 pg/mL as the lower range of will restrict access normal. That low limit was set with haematologic criteria. But neuropsychiatric criteria, which are much higher, have become more critical. to such high-dosage "Most cases of Alzheimers dementia are actually missed B12 deficiency cases, because of the too-low normal range for B12," wrote John V. Dommisse, MD, in 1991 in Medical vitamin therapy. Hypotheses. 3 Dommisse, who practises medicine in Tucson, Arizona, has confirmedthat Alzheimers disease appears to result from too-low serum vitamin B12, and repletion of the vitamin succeeds despite other risk factors. 7, 8, 9 Replenishing B12, according to Dommisse, can reverse 75 per cent of B12 deficiency dementias when discovered early enough.10 As mentioned above, B12 therapy is perfectly safe; in other words, the risk of overdose is virtually nil. Heres the proof... Patients of Dr H. L. Newbold in New York City injected themselves three times daily with triple-strength doses of B12 (9,000 micrograms/day as hydroxycobalamin, the natural form) indefinitely. Their serum B12 Joseph G. Hattersley, MA levels reached 200,000 pg/mL (100 times the normal level found in newborn babies and © 2007 higher). But none had any significant side effects.3 Other aspects of the therapy should be noted: The neurological and cerebral 2209 Craig Road SE manifestations of B12 deficiency require dosages larger, 11 and extending over a longer Olympia, WA 98501, USA time,12 than those needed to reverse haematologic effects;13 and there is no reason to run Telephone: +1 (360) 352 3688 the risk of not catching deficiency in time or to go to any unnecessary expense and Email: jghattersley@yahoo.com inconvenience. To put it bluntly: try the harmless therapy and see if you, the patient, benefit(s).OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 25
  • 26. Other Conditions Benefit From B12 Replenishment and what percentage is idiopathic." Almost all of his uni- and Besides Alzheimers disease, B12 ("cobalamin"*) deficiency bipolar patients have had B12 levels in the lowest one-third of thecan also cause the following conditions. And when started early, so-called normal (to prevent pernicious anaemia) range—levelsreplenishing B12 (i.e., restoring it to or near to levels found at that he now regards as deficient for adequate affective, cognitivebirth) may often significantly improve these afflictions as well: and other mental functions. When their levels have been raised to • Depression. Often in mild form, depression can be one of the the highest one-third of that "normal" range, every one of thosefirst clues foretelling dementia. 1 4 – 1 9 Chris Reading, BSc, patients felt better. For some patients who came out of theirDipAgSc, MBBS, of Australia concurs: "…in most cases of [not depression or mood-swing disorder, this was the only new oronly mild but also] intractable depression, a subtle B12, or other different treatment they received. In subsequent instances whennutrient, or thyroid hormone, deficiency has been missed." 20, 21 their affective disorder worsened, B12 levels had again dropped.Psychotic depression has been particularly associated with B12 So, would restoring ample serum B12 levels prevent many ordeficiency.22 most of those adverse conditions? Evidence shown below, Dr As Ill discuss later, success of B12 therapy against depression Dommisse cautiously suggests, means, "Yes, at least in the casein its various forms is "probable". of depression". • Paranoid psychosis. This nutritional There is no maximum allowable age todeficit has also been linked to paranoid begin B12 therapy. Everyone loves anpsychosis, characterised by over- anecdote. A friend told me her 90-year-oldsuspiciousness and delusions of grandeur or live-in mother was beginning to think lesspersecution.23 clearly than in the past and to feel a bit • Bipolar-1 disorder (manic depression), depressed. I suggested: "If your dearmarked by alternating periods of elation and mother would like to stop her incipientdepression; and more commonly bipolar-2 Having a quality downward slide, let her start the therapy."disorder (cyclothymic personality), markedby swings of mood but within normal laboratory measure God never wrote on tablets of stone that 90 years of age is too old to turn ones healthlimits.24, 25, 26 serum B12 is an around and begin to make life fun again. • Chronic fatigue syndrome.27, 28, 29 • Weakened immunity . Weakened essential part of the After a few weeks on high-dose B12 she was out in the woods with her daughterimmunity can lead to susceptibility to replenishment process. gathering items of interest. But three yearsrecurrent infections and cancer, as well later she "felt terrible" for want ofas increasing the risk of cardiovascular Simply supplementing enough water (F. Batmanghelidj, MDsdisease, cancer 30 and much more by a B12 "in the dark" authoritative study, Your Bodys Manysecond pathway: hindering Cries for Water, states that c h r o n i cremethylation of the toxic sulphur could miss the dehydration is the cause of AD).amino acid homocysteine back into the mark badly. Having a quality laboratory measurenontoxic essential amino acid serum B12 is an essential part of themethionine.31 replenishment process. Simply • Asthma. Incomplete digestion of supplementing B12 "in the dark" couldfoods due to hypochlorhydria and low miss the mark badly. And to reallypepsin production (see below) can be know the patients whole picture,involved in a subsequent allergic Sherry A. Rogers, MD, suggests theresponse in asthma.32 ION (Individualised Optimum • Disrupted sleeping/waking Nutrition) Panel is well worth its costrhythms.33, 34 (currently, about US$600; in the USA, • Environmental illness.35 contact NEEDS on 1800 634 1380).50 • Low stress tolerance.36 The normal range for serum B12, states Dr Dommisse, should • Osteoporosis.37 be defined as 600 to 2,000 pg/mL. Japans "normal" range is • AIDS (acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome).38 500–1,300.51 According to Dommisse, this may explain why • Premature ageing.39 Japan has such a low rate of Alzheimers dementia52 compared to • Multiple sclerosis. 40, 41 Symptoms of MS have been noted in the USA. 53 By some estimates, as many as 80 per cent of elderlypersons with a vitamin B12 deficiency prior to evidence of American patients may share hidden B12 insufficiency.54, 55, 56megaloblastic anaemia. There is a remarkable epidemiologic Also, B12 deficiency is common with folate deficiency insimilarity between MS and pernicious anaemia, and similar HLA dementia57, 58, 59 and worsens over time as the deficiency increases.60(human lymphocyte antigens) are suggested for the association of The impact was seen first on neuropsychiatric measures;the two conditions. augmentation of B12 and folate materially improved scores on • Alzheimers mimicking and non-Alzheimers dementia.42 cognitive performance tests.61, 62 (* The name "cobalamin" has been advocated because the large Intramuscular injection of B12 also has yielded seeming B12 molecule includes a cobalt molecule; see W. S. Beck,miracle cures in still other desperate illnesses. Further, in "Cobalamin and the nervous system" [editorial], New Eng J Mednumerous cases of patients with violent behaviour, when B12 was 1988; 318:1752-54. However, about one-third of this vitaminsreplenished (with or without other changes in life), violent molecule is not cobalamin, but metabolically inactive crinoidsbehaviour disappeared.45-49 which may be effective for bacteria but do not serve as "The only question now," writes Dommisse, "is, what haemopoietic agents; see J. S. Bland, Preventive Medicineproportion of cases of mood-disorder is caused by B12-deficiency Update, October 1994. See also Addendum.)26 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 27. Methods of Treatment generate the bond between B12 and its carrier protein typically The most direct method for adding these megadoses of B12 is shows with atrophic gastritis. 81, 82 Both are also risk factors forthrough intramuscular (IM) injection, which requires a doctors gastric cancer. 8 3 Incomplete digestion of foods due toprescription and a doctors or nurses instruction. It is about as hypochlorhydria and low pepsin production also can be involveddifficult technically as pushing a pin into a ripe orange63 and can in subsequent allergic response in asthma.84be economical if a patient can self-administer or a companion can • Intrinsic Factor, Bacteria, Cobalamid, Failure ofadminister. Absorption. B12 deficiency can also result from inadequate Another feasible approach uses inexpensive sublingual B12 at stomach secretion of the tiny open-ended protein capsule known2,500–5,000 mcg (2.5 to 5 mg), which anyone can buy at a quality as "intrinsic factor"; from presence in the gut of bacterialhealth food store. Taken in that way, evidence indicates that most overgrowth;85 from ingestion of cobalamid, a B12 antagonist;86 orof the vitamin goes via the lymphatic system (see Sherry A. failure of absorption for other reasons.87Rogers, MD, Detoxify or Die , 2005 • Antacids and Antibiotics. Chroniced., p. 270). Therefore, this treatment overuse of antacids, both prescribedmode may yield more benefit by and over the counter (OTC), by tens ofavoiding the digestive system.65 The most direct method for millions of elderly people may also be responsible. When all the acid isCauses of B12 Insufficiency adding these megadoses of mopped up daily by antacids, the B Several common features of modern B12 is through intramuscular vitamins never even get to first base. 88life accelerate the decline of vitamin For example, B12 absorption isB12 in serum through life, including (IM) injection, which requires dramatically reduced when the drugthe following: Prilosec (omeprazole), which has • Microwave ovens. In one test, a doctors prescription and a recently been made available OTC inmicrowaving milk degenerated 30–40 doctors or nurses instruction. the USA, is used. 89, 90 "A significantper cent of its vitamin B12 content in six percentage of patients takingminutes; with conventional heating, 25 omeprazole are also being treated for orminutes of boiling was needed to are at high risk of heart disease, anddepress B12 that much. 6 7 M o r e therefore almost all are instructed to eatimportantly, the heat of microwaving destroys all the enzymes in a diet low in red meat (or devoid of it completely) and of animalingested food, which are required to enable absorption and utilisation products, which are the best source of vitamin B-12". 91 Also,of food. And so by eating microwaved food, both at home and in omeprazole reduces gastric (stomach) levels of multi-protectiverestaurant and take-out meals, tens of millions of Americans are ascorbic acid (vitamin C),92 still another route to cancer (see J. G.making themselves increasingly vulnerable to AD as well as to Hattersley, "Alzheimers dementia, vitamins B12 and B6, lithium,cancer. One further note: microwaving, invented by the Nazis, is gingko biloba, dental mercury, genetic risk, and drinking waterwisely forbidden in Russia.67 fluoridation", J Appl Nutr 2005). • The Western diet. B12 ingestion and stores tend to be This is an egregious example of iatrogenic disease, created byinsufficient among millions who have for decades eaten RDA- tunnel-visioned one-organ specialists (who seldom if everfortified, yet vitamin- and mineral-depleted, processed Western communicate with each other) using a "band-aid" approach todiets, which are also big sources of disease-creating free radicals.69 treatment of a symptom or test reading, oblivious to the possiblyToo low levels of omega-3 essential fatty acids in Western diets,harmful on their own in many ways, must also contribute toinsufficient B12 levels.70 Omega-3 supplementation may yield itsbenefits largely through augmenting vitamin B12. Too-lowlevels of acetyl-carnitine and folic acid also appear to worsen therisk of the condition.71, 72 Its worth noting that in an Alzheimers disease mouse model, adiet rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, specifically DHA(docosahexaenoic acid), has been shown potentially to slow oreven to prevent Alzheimers disease. 73 At modest cost, we caneasily ingest DHA and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) in fish oil orcod liver oil (I find the Carlson brand to be the best). And howabout trans-fatty acids found in products labelled "zero trans-fats" with EPA approval? In a study of over 800 seniors, thosewith high TFA intake were twice as likely to suffer withAlzheimers disease as those with the lowest intake(hsiresearch@healthiernews.com, 17 February 2006). • H y p o c h l o r h y d r i a . Most commonly, B12 insufficiencyresults directly from hypochlorhydria (insufficient hydrochloricacid [HCl] in the stomach) or by achlorhydria (no HCl at all).The acid should be concentrated enough, in middle age, todissolve a nail in an hour.77 Hypochlorhydria is likely caused byzinc or vitamin B6 deficiency 7 8 and a shortage of ionisedcalcium.79, 80 (Both deficiencies are typically present in olderpeople.) Lack of enough pepsin or HCl in the stomach toOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 27
  • 28. disastrous long-term effect on the patient. Other causes of B12 fluid—the only source of these nutrients for the brain.111]deficiency include excessive long-term use of antibiotics and Dr Dommisse prefers vitamin B12 as hydroxycobalamin. Aother drugs to mask symptoms without learning and correcting person taking cyanocobalamin from a pharmacy might over atheir cause; oral antibiotics destroy the trillions of "good" bugs in long period of years accumulate a toxic amount of cyanide andthe gut as well as the bad, thus ruining absorption.93 possibly damage vision. 112 (Many patients in Britain using • Vegan Diets. Many vegan (total) vegetarians have for cyanocobalamin from a pharmacy did go blind due to damage todecades consumed few, if any, foods containing B12. As a result, the optic nerve, and few physicians knew of it [letter 9/3/05 fromtheir body stores of the vitamin have gradually diminished. Wayne Martin, TLfDP contributing writer, Fairhope, Alabama]).Forty-seven of 78 adult vegans had levels below 200 pg/mL; Also, methylcobalamin, widely used in Japan, is increasinglywhen they chewed a 100-microgram B12 tablet once a week, their popular in the USA, in part because it is reputed to be betterlevels promptly rose to normal. 94 Some vegans depend on sea absorbed. Certain OTC sublingual preparations providevegetables such as arame, wakame and some varieties of kombu, methylcobalamin, which in the absence of alcoholic and otheror on algae.95 The B12 in these, although absorbed, may not be liver damage is the only version of B12 that penetrates the blood-fully bio-available. 9 6 A study published in the May 2003 brain barrier (the choroid plexus) and reaches the brain and spinalTownsend Letter for Doctors and Patients (TLfDP) provided cord (Sherry A. Rogers, MD, Detoxify or Die, p. 270).strong evidence that a commonly consumed seaweed known as In Preventive Medicine Update (May 1995), Jeffrey Bland,nori does, in fact, contain bio-available forms of B12. 97 But PhD, reported: "Five clinician/subscribers have sent clinical casewhether that substance is available to large histories. On high-dose folate/B12/B6,numbers of vegans and whether its use would homocysteine levels dropped... Also, alift serum B12 levels enough is not known.And in a recent study from India published in Spector has number of reports have come…about patients suffering with presenile dementia orNeurology India,1 most of the B12-deficient hypothesised that Alzheimer-like symptoms. On IM B12, theirpeople studied were "vegetarian". Alzheimers is a MMA (methyl malonic acid levels, an indication of deficient B12 status) came downVitamin B12 Repletion Succeeds brain-vitamin- to normal range, and their walking, balance,Despite Risk Factors In his study, Dr Dommisse does not reveal, deficiency state due to reports of perceptionwho had not been had gait, and individuals improved. Ive ableor need to know, the proportion of his patients inadequate transport to read, start to read, people who had not beenwho experience other AD risks: for example, able to look at video screens now comfortablehow many are thyroid deficient, drink of vitamins from the looking at them, and two reports of peoplefluoridated water, have extensive dental blood across the who had movement dystonia, who afteramalgams, take Ibuprofen 98 (some non- vitamin B12 therapy were able to get insteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, along "blood brain barrier" the car and be transported without fearwith their famous multitude of adverse and into the of being unable to accommodate passingeffects, may lower AD risk by about 50 scenery. So there is a wide range of veryper cent99), etc. He doesnt consider the cerebrospinal fluid— important clinical outcomes fromnumber of patients who have been the only source of improving folate/B12/B6 status, cuttingexposed occupationally to electro- across neurological and arterialmagnetic fields, which promote the these nutrients for functional status."113formation of beta amyloid, a protein the brain. Because the typical environmentally illcommon in the brains of Alzheimers (EI) patient often has low zinc, B6 andpatients.100, 101 Nor does he present any thyroid hormone levels, low chromiumnumbers showing high content of glucose tolerance factor (GTF) and highaluminium in AD patients brains102 from candida/low bifidus as well as low B12,consumption of aluminium-treated drinking water 103, 104 and/or to suggest B12 alone as the sole treatment would not be consistentfrom consuming a variety of everyday sources (refer also to the with holistic thinking, suggested Dr Earl Conroy. 114 So, if high-combination of aluminium-containing alum with fluoridated water dose B12 doesnt do the trick pretty fast, consider additionalin J. G. Hattersley, J Appl Nutr 2005). Dommisses study also measures, guided by the results of the ION Panel test, if given.115doesnt consider the extent of use of melatonin as a brain Little research has been published about B12 therapy for ADantioxidant to counteract accumulation of free-radical-creating and other neurological diseases, Dommisse writes, because of thei r o n , 1 0 5 nor does it look at potentially brain-damaging "...heavy pharmaceutical industry sponsorship of research andhomocysteine in patients serum.106, 107 teaching in medical schools. Career-track academicians have [As a side note, possible mechanisms for spinal cord and realised that, if they want to fulfill their ambitions, they have toperipheral nerve effects of vitamin B12 deficiency include axonal eschew nutritional research for that of drugs." 3 The volume ofdegeneration and demyelination of insulating nerve sheaths. 108 published research on drugs to fight Alzheimers disease isDeana et al. found low levels of neurotransmitters in the brains of overwhelming. To continue their careers, the authors of theseB12-deficient rats. 109 A University of Kentucky study found studies have a powerful financial incentive to report positiveimpaired G-protein signalling and proposed a feed-forward cycle results, whether truthful or not. Yet, the best that Alzheimersof progressive neuronal dysfunction, related to phosphoinositide drugs can do is to conceal the symptoms for a while. Thesignalling. 110 Spector et al. have hypothesised that idiopathic underlying cause—notably, deficiency of vitamin B12—continues(Alzheimers) dementia is a brain-vitamin-deficiency state due to to worsen unabated.inadequate transport of vitamins from the blood across the choroid Continued on page 79plexus (the "blood brain barrier") and into the cerebrospinal28 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
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  • 31. I magine if all the Big Macs, Happy Meals and Coca-Colas consumed by Morgan Spurlock during his month-long binge for the film documentary Super Size Me 1 were Dogs, cats and instead tipped into a vat, ground to a pulp and cooked under pressure. Let us imagine that half the resultant glop was sealed in cans and the other half dehydrated, extruded ferrets fed a regular into kibble and packed in bags—with brightly coloured labels asserting the health benefits. diet of processed Suppose, then, that Spurlock either slurped through the contents of the McCans or crunched his way through the McKibble. And now—this is an important aspect— food suffer from a imagine that Spurlock had neither a toothbrush nor the ability to ask for one, so range of cruel and consequently didnt clean his teeth for the month-long experiment. Now I ask: what would Spurlocks physical, dental and mental health be like after such a crazy experiment? debilitating Would doctors, dentists and health regulators provide official endorsement for the canned and kibbled diet? Indeed, would it be likely that Spurlock picked up his McCans and diseases. McKibble at his local medical or dental practice? For the vast majority of pet dogs (modified wolves), cats (modified desert predators) and ferrets (modified polecats), a diet of McCans or McKibble is their everyday reality. Spurlocks doctor told him he had to stop his unnatural experiment inside 30 days because Pet owners can he was killing himself. By contrast, the worlds pet doctors (vets) encourage pet owners to feed McCans and McKibble every day of their pets lives. I know; I was one such vet. improve their pets health by feeding Poisoned five ways For the first 15 years of my working life as a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, them a natural, University of London, I went along with conventional veterinary wisdom. I counselled my clients against the feeding of home-prepared meals because they were unlikely to get chewy diet the "balance" of nutrients right, I suggested. Raw meat posed a risk due to bacteria and lack of calcium, so I said. As for bones, everyone knew that bones posed a hazard for primarily of whole breaking teeth and causing obstruction. And whoever heard of feeding bones to cats? The manufacturers have removed the guesswork, I assured my clients. "Giant companies raw carcasses or at understand the science and have the resources to ensure the best possible fare for your pet. Its convenient, too!" least raw meaty With the matter of diet for my patients glossed over, I could return to the more pressing bones. problems associated with diagnosis and treatment. After all, thats what I was trained to do and thats what my clients expected of me—and the stream of sick pets with skin disease, heart, liver, bowel and dental disease, cancer and other maladies was never ending. Oh, how I cringe! How culpably, horribly wrong I had been! As varied as my patients were in size, species, age, sex and breed, the one common uniting feature was their junk by Dr Tom Lonsdale, food diet. They were all fed McCans and McKibble, and almost without exception this BVetMed, MRCVS © 2007 was the reason why the animals needed my services. Yes, its as simple and dramatic as that, and for the following reasons: Post Office Box 6096 1. Canned soft foods and grain-based kibble do not clean teeth. In fact, food sludge Windsor DC, NSW 2756, Australia sticks to teeth and feeds the bacteria in dental plaque. The bodys second line of defence, Telephone: +61 (0)2 4574 0537 the immune system, mobilises against the bacterial invaders. The result: inflamed gums, Email: tom@rawmeatybones.com bad breath, circulating bacteria and bacterial poisons that affect the rest of the body.2, 3 Website: 2. Dogs, cats and ferrets dont have the digestive enzymes in the right quality or http://www.rawmeatybones.com quantity to deal with the nutrients in grains and other plant material, whether those nutrients are raw or cooked. When grains are cooked at high temperatures at the pet foodOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 31
  • 32. factory, the starches, proteins and fats become denatured or toxic early 1990s they were registering open dissent. Dr Breck Muirto varying degrees. 4 Junk food is laden with colorants, often remarked about the foul odours given off from both ends ofpreservatives, humectants and a raft of other strange chemical dogs fed canned food. In the December 1991 issue of theadditives—none with any nutritive value and all toxic to varying Australian Veterinary Association News, he wrote:12degrees.5 Once in the bowel of a carnivore, toxic nutrients areabsorbed into the circulation and affect various body systems. Canned pet food not the healthiest 3. Poorly digested grain-based junk food supports a large The pet food situation has concerned me for some years,population of toxin-producing bacteria in the lower bowel. The my feelings brought to this by the current competitivebowel lining, in constant contact with poisons, may be adversely marketing of various dental work stations for veterinary use.affected. Some poisons pass through the bowel wall into the The scene as I see it goes like this: "Here is the bestblood circulation, are carried to other organs and create further food ever made for your dog, Mrs Jones," handing her aproblems.6 can of commercial dog food or dry food, "but he may 4. Like Morgan Spurlock, some pets show signs of ill health develop problems with his teeth, so here is a specialafter a short time consuming junk food. For instance, puppies toothbrush and paste for you to use to clean his teethfrequently suffer from bad skin and diarrhoea. Long-term regularly, and then if that doesnt keep the periodontalexposure to the diet-related toxins listed in disease at bay we...have the verycategories 1, 2 and 3 leads to diseases of body latest in dental equipment just likeorgans. Diseased organs produce more your own dentist has, and we can givetoxins, which enter the bloodstream and add Fido that perfectly enamelled ivoryto the spiral of worsening disease.7 grin"—that he would have had had 5. Mostly pets suffer in silence; they cant you not fed him the commercial foodspeak in words. But when animals are affected Clearly and in the first place.by the above four categories of poison, their undeniably, Here we h av e the pe rfec tlybody language tells observant owners to seek engine ered commercial circle—ahelp from the vet. Some vets say: "Stop! Stop pets worn down problem doesnt exist, so we createfeeding junk food." Sadly, though, most vets by the toxic effects one, and then come up with all theignore categories 1, 2 and 3, and instead they remedial treatments.diagnose diseased organs as mentioned in 4 of a junk food diet(above). Treatment usually involves strong are at greater risk Also in December 1991, my article "Oralpharmaceuticals, which then contribute Disease in Cats and Dogs" appeared inanother level of toxic insult.8 of succumbing to the newsletter of the Sydney University You may ask: what about the genetic other diseases, Post Graduate Foundation in Veterinarydiseases, infectious diseases, parasitic Science:13diseases, the broken legs, other traumatic and the recovery The stench of stale blood, dungdiseases and the diseases of old age? For phase is likely to and pu s eman atin g from thesure, these are all important factors mo uths o f so many o f mygoverning the well-being of our pet be longer, too. patients has finally provoked thiscarnivores. But clearly, undeniably, pets eruption of dissent.worn down by the toxic effects of a junk The sheer n umbers passingfood diet are at greater risk of throug h th e prac tice , whensuccumbing to other diseases, and the e xtra polate d t o the worldrecovery phase is likely to be longer, too.9 situation, tell me that oral disease is the sou rce of t he gre atestStop! intractable pain and discomfort Stop feeding junk pet food is the first and best bit of advice I experienced by our companion animals.can give you—for the benefit of your pet(s), the human economy This is a great and mindless cruelty we visit upon ourand the natural environment. By stopping doing harm, we take animals from the whelping box to the grave. Just imaginethe first step on the road to doing good. It gains us some having a mouth ulcer or toothache for a lifetime.breathing space, allowing us to survey the scene, investigatefurther and harness the benefits of our newfound wisdom. Whilst the chemical contents (masquerading as nutrients) of junk Actually, its not so new. Hippocrates, the famous Greek pet foods are a major cause of concern, the new emphasis on oralphysician of the fifth century BC, said: "Leave your drugs in the hygiene opened an important chapter focusing on the physical formchemists pot if you can heal your patients with food."10 of the food. Indisputably, lions, tigers, wolves and all other wild So why did we lose sight of the ancient wisdom? Why did we predators dont have access to toothbrushes, dental floss or annualignore the teachings of nature? And of utmost importance, why is check-ups at the dentist. Nature equipped carnivores with the toolsit so difficult to discuss, let alone reverse, the current orthodoxy? of trade to complete a very necessary evolutionary function: eatingBy way of explanation, let me tell you a story that, when taken to and thus regulating herbivore populations on planet Earth. Strong,a conclusion, should provide medical, scientific, social and precision tools need to be kept sharp and clean, and its by the veryenvironmental benefits worth billions of dollars. Since 1955, act of a carnivores gnawing and ripping its way through tough hide,when Juliette de Bairacli Levy published her Complete Herbal muscle, sinew and bone that its teeth and gums get scrubbed,Book for the Dog , there have been mutterings about the scraped and polished.inadequacy of processed-food diets for pet dogs and cats. 11 By the For dogs, cats and ferrets, the biological principles are exactlylate 1980s Australian vets were passing comment, and by the the same as for their wild cousins. Nutrients need to be raw and32 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 33. easily digested; physically, the food should be raw, tough and new evidence of the harmful effects of junk food.c h e w y . 14 In practical terms, thats a diet of whole chickens, Most pets are fed junk food and never clean their teeth. Byrabbits, fish or similar. A raw meaty bones–based diet provides a simply cleaning diseased teeth and gums and changing pets overgood second-best option. to a more natural diet, otherwise intractable diseases disappear— never to recur. Penicillin, hailed as a wonder drug, is used to treatBlowing the whistle, catching attention some bacterial diseases but has no long-term disease prevention If unnatural pet food injures the health of pets, then the cosy benefits. Using dentistry and diet, we could cure many andrelationship between the pet food manufacturers and the prevent most of the diseases afflicting pets.veterinary profession injures pets, pet owners and the veterinaryprofession, too. Breck Muir complained:15 Tentacles of the monster The infiltration of the commercial pet foods into our lives Communicating the good health, good news message to other is one of the great success stories of the business world. vets became paramount, and so began a cat-and-mouse game with Gross sales figures for a single product type is probably the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA). As fully-paid-up only bettered by petroleum products worldwide. members of the association, we could submit letters to the letters We as a profession have been led by the nose by vested page of the AVA News. The AVA and pet-food company sponsors interests into a current situation where most younger vets were not so keen. Nevertheless, between December 1991 and actually recommend commercial pet foods as the best March 1993, a small band of raw meaty bones enthusiasts available way of feeding domestic pets—because they managed to get 10 letters published—until AVA News announced it have never known of any other way. Before they had their would run no further correspondence.17 first pet they were bombarded At a stroke, AVA members were with constant mass med ia forbidden to discuss fundamental health advertising instilling into them issues. In response, and with the annual that various commercial foods If unnatural pet food injures general meeting fast approaching, we are the only way to go, and when the health of pets, then the drafted a motion calling on the AVA to they graduated and went to lift the correspondence ban and to postgraduate nutrition courses cosy relationship between the conduct a full investigation of the diet again they had this idea pet food manufacturers and and disease issue. After "lively" debate, reinforced by visiting lecturers both parts of the motion were who actually mentioned brand the veterinary profession approved.18 names in their notes. injures pets, pet owners and The AVA report on the diet and disease link was released in February Breck and I thought that blowing the the veterinary profession, too. 1994, nine months after the 1993 AGM.whistle on the processed pet-food issue Although "assisted" by pet foodmight trigger debate. We also hoped it company vet Dr Barbara Fougere andmight lead to reappraisal and resolution of other pet food company sympathisers,a gathering crisis. However, we were about to be taught the first of the committee nevertheless reported that, instead of investigatingseveral lessons: that the pet food industry/veterinary profession the full impact of diet and disease, it had limited its enquiries:19alliance is extensive, strong and hostile to criticism. • The committee believed the concerns raised required Upper echelons of the veterinary profession (veterinary urgent attention and comment. It was considered thatassociations, veterinary schools, research institutes) and junk food within the time frame set by the AVA it was not possiblemakers do deals behind the scenes. The Australian Veterinary to explore every aspect of dietary interaction with disease.Association sent Brecks letter to John Wingate, the then president • Information which could be gathered on the broaderof the Pet Food Manufacturers Association Inc. (now the Pet Food issues would be unlikely to add more than is already wellIndustry Association of Australia Inc.). Wingate, in his self- known.serving response published alongside Brecks letter, told vets:16 • Concentration should be placed on periodontal disease The best way to feed a pet animal is with reputable and diet because this was the principal area of current brands of pet food... Analytically speaking, the...contents concern to the Australian veterinary profession. of these products are known and designed to satisfy the • It wa s felt that if periodonta l dise ase could be requirements of the animal as defined by the National prevented then any secondary complications from this Research Council of the US Academy of Sciences, which problem would be reduced. is the accumulation of the most up-to-date world-wide There is prima facie evidence to justify concern by knowledge on the subject. veterinarians. Pet owners should consider the need to provide some "chewy" material as well as the basic Yes, thats right: the junk pet food culture extends all the way nutrient intake of their dog or cat.up to the US Academy of Sciences—and along the way, animal Periodontal disease may b e asso ciated with thewelfare organisations, dog and cat breed societies, pet magazines, occurrence of other diseases but the available evidence isbooks, print and electronic media all sing from the junk pet food inconclusive. Periodontal disease is arguably the mostmakers song sheet. common disease condition seen in small animal practice But as practising vets ministering to the needs of a steady and its effects on the gums and teeth can significantlystream of sick pets, we found that our senses and our daily affect the health and well-being of affected animals. Thisexperience told us that the weight of so-called veterinary evidence is sufficient in itself to give reason for concern. Proof ofwas wrong. 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  • 34. Further research is required to better define the selected "facts". 23 Augmenting the propaganda push, theres a relationship between particular diet types and oral health campaign to denigrate home-prepared and raw food through in dogs and cats. Those investigating small animal health articles strategically placed in so-called professional journals.24 problems should also take diet and diet consistency into I, myself, have been targeted in a series of bogus disciplinary account when researching systemic diseases—possible actions before the Veterinary Surgeons Board of NSW—a confounding effects of diet and poor oral health must be government regulatory body made up of AVA members. considered in such studies. Threatened with deregistration, a year in prison or a fine of $2,000, legal defence strategies became top priority. Documents Prophetic last words, indeed. Hands-on research in my practice on file weigh a combined 12 kilograms (26 pounds) and representhas confirmed that diet and diet consistency are the prime years of hard work and countless hours spent in lawyers offices.determining factors in most diseases treated at suburban veterinary Fortunately, the lawyers and I managed to withstand theclinics. A range of previously hard-to-treat conditions disappeared harassment and Im still registered as a vet.as if by magic when dental care coupled with diet change becameour top priority. Investigation of pets suffering an acquired The price we payimmune deficiency revealed a startling restoration of immune The following points provide a summary of the price we pay:function and return to health when the animals foul mouths were 1. Junk food–induced cruelty, ill health and suffering affectstreated and their diet changed to raw meaty bones. The the majority of the worlds pets. Plentiful scientific evidence,implications are immense, and not just for AIDS sufferers. 20 Its experience and common sense confirm this fact.relevant for all of us with an immune system and, as I postulated in 2 . Misuse of existing scientific paradigms and bogusa paper published in the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry, is likely administrative techniques produces a body of counterfeit science insignificant to our understanding of the ecology of health and the service of the junk pet food industry. The current mass-disease on planet Earth.21 poisoning of pets starts with the first lie: that processed pet food is The pet food industry/veterinary profession alliance, with a as good as or better than the natural alternative. So-calledmultibillion-dollar fighting fund, was in no mood to listen, except researchers swallow the lie and then misuse existing scientificinsofar as its members wished to consolidate their position. With methods and compliant professional journals to perpetuate andso many problems associated with the feeding of junk food, they bolster the lie.are adept at turning adversity to advantage. Their tentacles wrap 3. Broadly, three methodologies combine to form the scientificaround a problem; they pour money into research and present paradigm that underpins the junk pet food enterprise: i) anthemselves as public benefactors. So it was with periodontal emphasis on treatment, not prevention, of ill health and disease;disease, which became the new hot topic in pet food company ii) dependence on the germ theory of disease as a fundamentalresearch labs and universities the world over. Their solution: a axiom when in fact Pasteur, one of the originators of the germplethora of artificial dental products carrying inflated health theory, acknowledged that germs are secondary to otherclaims—often endorsed by the Veterinary Oral Health Council.22 predisposing factors; and iii) dependence on reductionist research Getting the products to the end user depends on a willing sales methods when in fact an holistic approach, taking account of allforce free from independent thought. Veterinarians enjoy status interactive forces, provides much more satisfactory evidence.and respect; once indoctrinated, they are the ideal sales and Consider that a natural, raw meaty bones–based diet acts as foodmarketing force. Accordingly, veterinarians are tutored in the and medicine for carnivores. If we apply the lessons to be learnedmail, in advertisements and in visits from pet food company from a study of the health and disease of carnivores resident at therepresentatives. With minds filled with pet food company "facts", extreme end of the nutritional spectrum, we can derive informationvets are then encouraged to support Dental Health Month, Pet of immense medical, scientific, economic and environmental valueSmile Month or similar. Its the month when pet owners are to us all. New attitudes and new paradigms are needed, but arebombarded with advertisements and publicity stunts, urging them blocked by the combined might of vested interests.to visit their vet for a "free" dental check for their pets and receive 4. Economic consequences measure in the billions of dollars.a goody-bag full of samples and copies of those same company- Back in the 1860s, Jack Spratt, assisted by Charles Cruft, opened Endnotes 18 June 2007 http://www.rawmeatybones.com/No_3128.html 1. Spurlock, M. (2004), Super Size Me, 9. Lonsdale, T. (1995), "Periodontal disease and 14. AVA News, November 1994, p. 19 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Size_Me leucopenia", Journal of Small Animal Practice 15. Muir, op. cit. 2. Harvey, C.E. and Emily, P. (1993), 36:542-46, http://www.rawmeatybones.com/ 16. Wingate, J. (1991), "Far Fetched Claims", "Periodontal disease", in Small Animal Dentistry, pdf/periodontal-leuco.pdf AVA News, December 1991, p. 28, Mosby, St Louis, 1993, p. 92 10. Engel, C. (2002), "Food, Medicine, and Self- http://www.ukrmb.co.uk/images/AVANews.pdf 3. Garcia, R.I. et al. (2001), "Relationship medication", chapter 3 of Wild Health: How 17. AVA News, March 1993, p. 23 between periodontal disease and systemic animals keep themselves well and what we can 18. "Pet food produces lively AGM", AVA health", Periodontology 2000 25:21-36 learn from them, Phoenix, London, 2003, p. 26 News, June 1993, pp. 1, 9 4. Sugimura, T. (2000), "Nutrition and dietary 11. De Bairacli-Levy, J. (1955), The Complete 19. "Diet and disease link – final report", AVA carcinogens", Carcinogenesis 21(3):387-95 Herbal Book for the Dog, Faber & Faber, News, February 1994, pp. 1 and 6 5. Roudebush, P. (1993), "Pet food additives", J. London 20. Lonsdale (1995), op. cit. American Veterinary Medical Association 12. Muir, B. (1991), "Canned pet food not the 21. Lonsdale, T. (1994), "Cybernetic Hypothesis 203(12):1667-70 healthiest", AVA News, December 1991, p. 28, of Periodontal Disease in Mammalian 6. Uncle Bens of Australia (1996), "Nutrition in http://www.ukrmb.co.uk/images/AVANews.pdf Carnivores", Journal of Veterinary Dentistry Practice" (pamphlet), Albury-Wodonga, 3rd ed. 13. Lonsdale, T. (1991), "Oral disease in cats 11(1):5-8, http://www.rawmeatybones.com/pdf/ 7. Garcia, op. cit. and dogs", Control and Therapy, no. 3128, periodontal-cyber.pdf 8. Cresswell, K.M. et al. (2007), "Adverse Drug Postgraduate Committee in Veterinary Science, 22. 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  • 35. the first processed dog-food business in London and started dog unfolded it turned out that melamine, a chemical used forshows as a marketing tool. 2 5 Now, in 2007, Business Week manufacturing plastic counter-tops, glue and fertiliser, had beenestimates that "Americans spend an astonishing $41 billion a year added into Chinese shipments of wheat gluten affecting almoston their furry friends".26 Fuelled by massive profits, the pet food 100 different brands.34marketing machine encourages us to acquire "furry friends", junk Acute renal failure may be uncommon, but chronic renal failurepet food and vet services.27 is not. Research carried out by Nestlé revealed that the mean life- From dog droppings on the sole of your shoe through to the span of cats fed exclusively commercial cat food and receivingecological footprint of giant pet-food factories, there are immense regular veterinary attention was less than 12 years of age, withenvironmental costs that dont appear in the figures. Neither do death largely attributable to renal failure or cancer. 35 The Marsthe figures reveal the cost of the municipal pounds and welfare corporation, advertising its Pedigree bone-shaped chews, told vetsshelters needed for the millions of discarded pets. Dogs fed junk that "80% of dogs over the age of three have gum disease" andfood are harder to train and more likely to bite their owners, that "dental problems are known to increase with age and areleading to increased training and medical costs.28 What price the increasingly being linked to vital organ disease—most notablyscars on a childs face? kidneys and liver".36 "Chronic renal disease is a leading cause of 5. Failure of democratic, administrative and legal systems— death in dogs and cats"—says manufacturer Royal Canin.37whether due to oversight, incompetence or corruption—facilitatesthe junk pet food scam. Despite the moral and ethical problems Future prospectsassociated with duping people into slowly poisoning their animals What does the future hold? Who can tell? Peering through myand the clear illegality of such cruel treatment, our politicians and crystal ball, I see a future of constant change. In a complex worldlawyers have done little or nothing. Some animal welfare groups, of competing interests, some change will be for the good andpurporting to care for the plight of pets, consort with the junk pet some for the bad. Lets be under no illusions: big, bad forcesfood companies and are more a part of the problem than the seek to stifle dissent, and we are merely individuals of good will.solution.29 Echoing Edmund Burke: "All that is needed for evil to prosper is The media, our watchdogs, mostly remain in their kennel, too for people of good will to do nothing." 38 Lets do something—scared to comment. Journalists working for the A u s t r a l i a n anything—that helps the animals. Lets start today. ∞newspaper, the Sydney S u n - H e r a l d and the UK S u n d a yIndependent researched and wrote extensive articles that were Editors Note:never published. 30 Other media outlets engage in self-censorship Due to space constraints, we are unable to publish theand publish tepid accounts or no accounts at all. complete text of Dr Lonsdales article. To view this, visit http://www.rawmeatybones.com/articles/nexus.pdf.Pet food recall Whilst we discuss the pet food scam, we should keep in mind About the Author:that two giant chocolate manufacturers, Mars and Nestlé, jostle Veterinarian and author Dr Tom Lonsdale , BVetMed,for supremacy of the pet food industry. They span the globe and MRCVS, graduated from the Royal Veterinary College,have plans for vast expansions into India and China. 31, 32 In the University of London, in 1972. In the 1980s he becamesecond tier, other large conglomerates—Colgate-Palmolive, aware of the dietary disease epidemics affecting the animalsProcter & Gamble, Heinz and Del Monte—compete for consumer under his care. Since 1991, Dr Lonsdale has campaigned toloyalty. The companies may seek to differentiate themselves and bring the information to public attention. In 2001, histheir products but, in fact, we know theres a sameness about them landmark book Raw Meaty Bones: Promote Health w a sall—as was amply demonstrated in the March 2007 Menu Foods published (reviewed in NEXUS 12/03), followed in 2005 byrecall. Dogs and cats in North America were ill and dying of Work Wonders: Feed Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones (reviewedacute renal failure, traced to the output of one contract pet food in 13/04). Dr Lonsdale can be contacted by email atmanufacturer, Menu Foods. 33 At first it was thought that rat tom@rawmeatybones.com. For more information, visit hispoison had contaminated batches of "food", but as the story website, http://www.rawmeatybones.com.23. UK Raw Meaty Bones (2006), "Intro to nest: a deceptive bird", in Raw Meaty Bones: http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Press_Recall_(UK) Pet Smile Month", http://www.ukrmb. Promote Health, Rivetco Pty Ltd, NSW, 03162007.htmco.uk/showcontent.toy?contentnid=111303 Australia, pp. 263-67 34. Lonsdale, T. (2007), "Open Secret: Giant24. "Reassurance for European pet owners 30. Lonsdale, T. (2001), "Poison your pets with USA corporations poison pets", Raw Meatyfollowing pet food recall in the USA", The multinational offerings", Crikey Media, Bones Newsletter 2007; 7(1), http://secureshop.Veterinary Record 2007 May 5; 160(18):602-03 http://www.rawmeatybones.com/ rawmeatybones.com/newsletter/view.epl?id=4525. The Kennel Club (2006), "The History of Crikey_Media.htm 35. Malik, R. (2007), "Feeding cats for healthCrufts", www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/256 31. "Pet Food And Pet Care Products in China", and longevity" (Clinical Review), The26. Brady, D. and Palmeri, C. (2007), "The Pet Euromonitor International, August 2007, Veterinarian, August 2007, pp. 61-67,Economy", Business Week, August 6, 2007, http://www.euromonitor.com/Pet_food_and_ http://www.theveterinarian.com.auhttp://www.businessweek.com/magazine/ pet_care_products_in_China?DCMP= 36. "Introducing The Pedigree Denta Range",content/07_32/b4045001.htm AFC-petfoodemail Veterinary Times 2002 Jul 15; 32:2727. American Pet Products Manufacturers 32. Mukherjee, A. (2001), "Royal Canin relish 37. Elliott, D.A. (2006), "NutritionalAssoc. (2007), "Industry Statistics & Trends", for Indian pets", Business Line, Internet Edition, Management of Chronic Renal Disease in Dogshttp://www.appma.org/press_industrytrends.asp August 25, 2001, http://hindu.com/businessline/ and Cats, Small Animal Practice2006 Nov;28. Mugford, R.A. (1987), "The influence of 2001/08/25/stories/14251803.htm 36(6):1377-84, viiinutrition on canine behaviour", Journal of Small 33. Menu Foods Income Fund (2007), "Menu 38. Quoted on covers of The Whistle newsletter,Animal Practice 1987; 28:1046-55 Foods Income Fund Announces Precautionary http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/sts/bmartin/dissent/29. Lonsdale, T. (2001), "Theres a cuckoo in the Dog and Cat Food Recall", March 16, 2007, contacts/au_wba/OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 35
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  • 37. Introduction: Debunking the bunker legend M any people are broadly familiar with the official narrative of Adolf Hitlers "last days", which was revisited on our cinema screens only recently in the form of the German film Downfall (Der Untergang, 2004). What they do not know is that the official narrative is a political fiction—and that the revulsion it inspires is the result of deliberate planning. The little that most As the war reached its dreadful conclusion, Churchill and the British government set out to ensure that history never repeated itself—that there would be no resurgence of German of us think we know nationalism—by dictating how history would view the ultra-nationalistic Third Reich down to the very last detail. The narrative was to be so unedifying as to permanently tarnish the about the regimes prestige in the eyes of even its most ardent supporters. At no stage was historical circumstances of truth a consideration. Neither the British nor the Americans showed genuine interest in Hitlers fate. Their only interest lay in assigning to the movements leader the most ignoble Hitlers demise exit from the historical stage as possible. In this sense, the consignment of Hitlers charred corpse to a rubbish-strewn bomb crater functioned as a metaphor for the consignment of the comes to us Hitler regime itself to the dustbin of history. In the foreword to Hitlers Death (2005), an anthology of documents from the Russian courtesy of British state archives designed to buttress the official narrative of the German leaders fate, historian Andrew Roberts avers: "Part of the reason why Germany has been such a successful, MI6 agent Hugh pacific, liberal democracy for the past sixty years is precisely because of the way that Hitler met his end in the manner described in mesmerising detail in this book. Germany needed Trevor-Roper, and Year Zero in order to be reborn."1 Few people stop to consider the sheer unlikeliness of the there are many Germans making the Allies such a fine farewell present as a narrative of Hitlers demise that would serve the Allies postwar agenda perfectly. reasons why we In fact, Hitlers Death offers a considerable amount of evidence inviting the opposite conclusion to that peddled by Roberts. When the documents presented in this volume are shouldnt believe examined in chronological order and correlated with other contemporary sources such as news reports, they show that the Soviet investigation of Hitlers death encountered major the "bunker bunk". obstacles virtually as soon as it began. In this article series, I tell the story of the abortive Soviet investigation and show how Stalins failure to be taken in by planted evidence and bogus witnesses forced the British to take the initiative. Working in tandem with the Americans, the British built a veritable house of cards on the testimony of Hitlers chauffeur, Erich Kempka, despite the fact that he Part 1 of 3 was almost certainly not even in Berlin during the closing days of the Third Reich. As I tell the story, I disclose a considerable amount of evidence—most of it almost entirely overlooked—that supports the theory first outlined in Hugh Thomass pathbreaking 1996 book The Murder of Adolf Hitler,2 to the effect that the Germans concealed Hitlers exit from history in a well-thought-out forensic fraud. Thomas may not be right about how the Germans pulled it off, but there can be no doubt the German regime succeeded in both obfuscating the true circumstances of Hitlers demise and ensuring that Hitlers corpse never fell into the hands of his enemies. by Giordan Smith © 2007 The paucity of evidence Email: giordansmith@gmail.com Without bodily remains, it is impossible to affirm that a person is dead, let alone determine the manner in which he or she died. At least officially, there is no Hitler corpse because in 1970, so the Soviets/Russians maintain, the presumptive Hitler remains were macerated and intermixed with the remains of 10 other persons—allegedly Hitlers wifeOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 37
  • 38. Eva, Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, his wife Magda, the by Marchetti et al. as the only way out of the present impasse. TheGoebbelss six children and General Hans Krebs—and buried in the Russians unwillingness to subject the fragments to mtDNA testinggrounds of a KGB installation in Magdeburg, East Germany. This implies that they already know that the result will only be negative.6was done ostensibly to preclude the possibility of a burial site The next most reliable kind of evidence—documentarydeveloping into a Nazi pilgrimage centre. evidence—also sheds no light on Hitlers fate. Strikingly, no films This story is an obvious deception, however. The Soviets hardly or photographs exist that would corroborate any aspect of thelacked the space to store the remains in the USSR, where there was official narrative of the Third Reichs last days, least of all the claimno danger of a Hitler cult emerging. Its function can only have that Hitler committed suicide. Given his towering importance inbeen to relieve them of the obligation to ever make the alleged the Third Reich, it is hard to believe that, if Hitler had remained inHitler corpse available for scientific testing. Today, all the Berlin until the regime fell, a comprehensive photographic recordRussians admit to possessing are fragments of what they claim to would not have been made of his final stand. Yet there are nobe Hitlers jawbone and two small pieces of skull. known photos or films of Hitler that can securely be dated to April The skull fragments, one of which is distinguished by a large 1945.bullet hole, are sometimes stated to have been found in the bomb As for written sources, all we have is an obscure entry dated 30crater together with the other remains initially April 1945 in a document that is purported toassumed to be those of Adolf Hitler; however, it be a diary kept by R e i c h s l e i t e r M a r t i nis more usually maintained that they had been Bormann from 1 January to 1 May 1945:found in Hitlers study inside the Reich 30.4.45Chancellery building (R e i c h s k a n z e l e i) . Adolf Hitler D.Unfortunately, there is no proof that the Eva H. (Hitler) ^fragments were found in the Chancellery, let Strikingly, no films Not only is it hard to believe that even inalone that they came from Hitler. No or photographs the most cursory entry Bormann would not atphotographs were taken of the fragments in situ, least have recorded the precise time of thewhile none of the documents included in exist that would F u e h r e rs demise, but we possess uniqueHitlers Death sheds any light on their corroborate any testimony that proves the diary to be a fake.discovery. Shortly after the war, pilot Hanna Reitsch, In matters concerning the authentication of aspect of the official who was in the Fuehrerbunker for three daysthe alleged Hitler remains, the Russians havebehaved as inscrutably as their Soviet narrative of (26–29 April), told American interrogator Robert E. Work that during this periodpredecessors. In 1999, a foreign the Third Reichs Bormann had been writing an extremelyresearcher, Michel Perrier of the Instituteof Forensic Science at Lausanne last days, least of all detailed document which he intended to preserve for posterity. Work recorded:University, was denied permission to the claim that Hitler "Bormann rarely moved from his writing-inspect the remains. 3 It is hard to see a committed suicide. desk. He was putting down events forplausible reason why the Russians would future generations. Every word, everydo this unless there were a chance of a action was recorded on paper. Often, henegative identification. This opens up the would approach someone and gloomilypossibility that the skull fragments are ask about the exact contents of thefake. We may be looking at a hoax similar Fuehrers conversation with a person toto that of the Piltdown man—a notorious whom he had just given an audience. Hecase in which a jawbone discovered in also meticulously wrote down everything1912 was subjected to rigorous testing 40 years later by a research that took place with the others in the bunker. This document wasteam at the British Museum. The researchers found that the supposed to be removed from the bunker at the last moment so that,jawbone was that of a modern ape and had been artificially stained according to the modest Bormann, it could take its place among thewith potassium dichromate to make it appear ancient.4 greatest chapters of German history."7 More than 60 years after Hitler disappeared from history, However, the Bormann diary which the Russians subsequentlytherefore, the Russians are obstructing research that would provide presented to the world is a paltry affair containing entries that area definitive answer to the question of whether the fragments typically only between one and three short lines long. The mostbelonged to the Fuehrer. As D. Marchetti et al. wrote in 2005: substantial entry, that for 27 April, runs to a mere eight lines."The available literature concerning Hitlers cause of death is Clearly, the diary does not provide a complete narrative of the deathincomplete…because the skull bone fragment with a gunshot throes of the Third Reich. Although most historians (includingwound possibly from Hitlers corpse has not been properly David Irving, the self-described apostle of "real history") accept itsexamined."5 Since the Russians clearly do not regard Hitlers skull authenticity without demur, it can only be a fake. In sum, there isfragments with religious reverence—we are not talking about the no physical evidence nor evidence of a visual or written kind thatShroud of Turin here—no other conclusion can be drawn than that would shed any light whatsoever on Hitlers fate.the Russians are afraid of what will be found once the fragments aresubjected to scientific testing. Eyewitness testimony The best explanation for such fears is that the Russians already The case for the conventional view that Hitler committed suicideknow that the fragments did not come from Hitler. So far they have and was cremated on the afternoon of 30 April 1945 thereforemade no effort to have mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) extracted depends entirely upon the verbal and written statements furnishedfrom the skull fragments for comparison with mtDNA extracted immediately after the war by a small group of captured Nazis, mostfrom the corpse of either Hitlers half-sister Paula or his mother of whom were members of the Schutzstaffel (SS), who claimed toKlara or from any of their living relatives—the process suggested have observed these important historical events with their own38 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 39. eyes. The six most important accounts are those of SS- the exit door from the bunker; (2) the male body was wearing blackO b e r s t u r m b a n n f u e h r e r Harry Mengershausen, SS- trousers, shoes and socks like those Hitler usually wore; (3) at theS t u r m b a n n f u e h r e r Otto Guensche, SS- O b e r g r u p p e n f u e h r e r same time, a female body was carried out of the bunker whose faceJohannes ("Hans") Rattenhuber, SS-Obersturmbannfuehrer Erich was uncovered and was readily identifiable as Eva Hitler; (4) HeinzKempka, SS- U n t e r f u e h r e r Hermann Karnau and SS- Linge carried the body of the male; and (5) the two bodies were laidHauptscharfuehrer Erich Mansfeld. down on the ground beside each other, doused with petrol, The first three eyewitnesses, Mengershausen, Guensche and cremated and buried together in a bomb crater or ditch situated aRattenhuber, all fell into Soviet hands after Berlin was captured on very short distance from the bunker exit door. As soon as we look2 May 1945. They recounted their respective versions of Hitlers at elements of the story other than those listed above, discrepanciesfate to Soviet authorities between 13 and 20 May 1945. The three prove to be the rule. If they had been referring to the same event,mens accounts were not available to the public until the 2005 authentic accounts ought to have agreed on most details as fully aspublication of the anthology Hitlers Death. Although Hitlers they agreed on the aforementioned five points.valet, SS-Sturmbannfuehrer Heinz Linge, was captured at the same It is impossible to distinguish between eyewitnesses who weretime, his interrogation statements are not included in Hitlers Death "telling the truth" and eyewitnesses who were lying. In the absenceand, so far as I know, have never been made public. Given that of material or documentary evidence that would serve as a control,Linge subsequently emerged as one of the central protagonists in any such distinction is untenable. Indeed, each eyewitness accountthe official story of Hitlers demise, this fact obviously raises is as credible as any of the others.questions about the pretensions of Hitlers Death to constitute The approach that has most widely been followed, therefore, isvirtually the last word on the subject. that taken by Trevor-Roper, which simply involved assimilating all The three accounts can be supplemented by various other the available accounts into a narrative of a single event and ignoringaccounts given by German prisoners to the Soviets in May 1945, in or explaining away the details that did not fit with it. By thisparticular that given on 7 May by SS-Sturmbannfuehrer Dr Helmut means, to give just one example, Trevor-Roper accepted an accountKunz. Although Dr Kunz did not profess to know anything of events which the eyewitness Erich Mansfeld stated had takenpertaining directly to the deaths of Adolf and Eva Hitler, his place "not later than the 27th of April" but treated it as if it were astatement contains a highly significant account of Evas last known description of an event that a different eyewitness, Erich Kempka,conversation. claimed to have observed on 30 April 1945.9 The other three eyewitnesses, Kempka, Karnau and Mansfeld, The shortcomings of Trevor-Ropers homogenisation techniquewere interrogated by the Americans and the British. Until Hugh are rather obvious, however. If one accepts the overall reliability ofTrevor-Ropers The Last Days of Hitler was published in 1947,8 the Mansfelds account to the extent that one is willing to make use ofaccounts of Kempka and Karnau were the only ones available to the the information it contains, by what right does one ignoregeneral public. The other four accounts have subsequently become Mansfelds statement that he is "positive" that the events he wasavailable, three as recently as 2005. This means that it is possible describing had taken place "not later than" 27 April?only now to consider the six earliest eyewitness statements together Trevor-Roper did the same with the eyewitness testimony ofas an independent body of evidence. Only now is it possible, in Hermann Karnau, who stated that the events he had observed hadeffect, to leave The Last Days of Hitler behind and concern taken place on 1 May. Clearly, one cannot simply cherry-pick theourselves with the best available original source material. evidence in this way. Yet it is by this very method that Trevor- Strikingly, the information derived from these six individuals Roper assembled the grand narrative of the fall of the Third Reichrepresents the bulk of the firsthand evidence that would ever which is accepted by most people, including most historians, asbecome available. Only two of the persons specifically named by essentially correct!others as having been involved in the finaldays—Heinz Linge and ReichsjugendleiterArtur Axmann—survived the war and wereable to give their own accounts later.However, in both cases, the eyewitnessesappear to have been pressured to conformtheir testimony to the Trevor-Roper account,which was treated by the Anglo-Americanestablishment from the very beginning asdefinitive. None of the other individualsidentified in the six earliest accounts ashaving been involved—Jansen, Kruge,Lindloff, Medle, Schaedle, Burgdorf, Krebs,Bormann, Goebbels—survived the war (sofar as we know). We therefore findourselves saddled with the task of trying tomake sense of one of modern historys mostimportant events on the basis of aremarkably thin body of evidence. The six accounts describe similar events.If we compare them, we find that there isgeneral agreement on the following fivepoints: (1) a male body was carried from a Photo taken in 1946, showing the exit from the Fuehrerbunker.room in the bunker to a location just outside The wooden guard tower was added by the Soviets in early July 1945.OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 39
  • 40. In the following sections, I review the six earliest known It would be easy, but unfair, to suggest that Mengershausen hadaccounts while resisting the obvious temptations to dismiss certain fabricated his story. Rattenhuber himself affirmed thataccounts as wholesale fabrications or resort to the Trevor-Roper Mengershausen had been present at the scene.13 It can therefore be"cherry-picking" strategy. As we shall soon learn, the only way to accepted that both Mengershausen and Rattenhuber were present atmake sense of the six accounts is to treat them as authentic accounts a cremation on 30 April. The conclusion that makes most sense isof different events. That said, it is not the case that each accountthat this was a cremation that took place at around midday, just asrepresents a p u r e or u n a d u l t e r a t e d version of a particular Mengershausen said. This cremation is not to be confused with acremation. The accounts of persons who had apparently observed subsequent cremation that took place nearby, sometime betweentwo or more cremations—above all, Guensche—appear to represent 3.00 and 4.00 pm that same afternoon.a conflation of events remembered from different cremations. A helpful piece of information here is that while Guensche and Rattenhuber recalled the presence of Hitlers chauffeur, ErichTestimony from Soviet-held eyewitnesses Kempka—who also acknowledged his own presence on this The first eyewitness to give an account of occasion—Mengershausen did not noticethe events that occupy our attention was Kempka. On the other hand, of all theHarry Mengershausen, who was a member of eyewitnesses who observed the latterHitlers personal bodyguard, the RSD. cremation, Rattenhuber is the only one whoMengershausen was interrogated by a team of mentioned seeing Mengershausen. But thisSoviet operatives headed by Lt-Colonel Ivan Although all three does not mean that Mengershausen wasKlimenko on 13 May 1945, and by a different accounts referred to a present at the 3.00/4.00 pm cremation. Theteam headed by Lt-General Alexandr Vadis appropriate conclusion to draw, I suggest, issix days later. The second version came from cremation which had that Rattenhuber observed both cremationsHitlers aide-de-camp, Otto Guensche, who taken place on 30 April, gaveday, and the account that he conflation of that subsequentlyfurnished a long written statement on 17 the Soviets represented aMay. The third version came from RSD Mengershausen claimed remembered elements from the twochief Hans Rattenhuber, who gave hisaccount in Moscow on 20 May. Although all to have witnessed the cremations he had witnessed.three accounts referred to a cremation cremation around noon Statements from prisoners of thewhich had taken place on 30 April, while Guensche and British and AmericansMengershausen claimed to have The next two accounts that were to bewitnessed the cremation around noon Rattenhuber both stated given came from Erich Kempka andwhile Guensche and Rattenhuber both another member of the RSD, Hermannstated that the cremation had taken place that the cremation had Karnau. Both were reported by thearound 3.00 or 4.00 pm. taken place around press on the very same day, 20 June There are no reasons to think that 1945. I have long pondered theMengershausen was mistaken and that 3.00 or 4.00 pm. significance of the fact that both thein fact he witnessed the 3.00/4.00 pm British and Americans went public withcremation. Mengershausen mentioned their alleged eyewitnesses on the exactimportant details which were not same day. Indeed, Kempkas statementmentioned by either Guensche or was dated 20 June 1945, suggesting thatRattenhuber, the most problematic of only a very short time passed betweenwhich is that the males face had been the drafting of Kempkas statement andvisible. While Guensche and Rattenhuber both stated that the his presentation to the press.males upper torso was covered with a blanket—so that nothing The most probable catalyst for such haste—and co-ordination—could be seen of him other than black trousers, socks and shoes— between the two Western Allies was the publication in StockholmMengershausen made no mention of a blanket, stating instead: of Count Folke Bernadottes book The End: My Humanitarian"When Hitler was being carried out I clearly saw his profile—his Negotiations in Germany in 1945 and Their Politicalnose, hair and moustache." 10 Mengershausen also gave a full Consequences.14 Published on 15 June 1945, only five weeks afterdescription of the clothes in which Hitler had been dressed. Hitler the end of the war in Europe, this short book commands the"...had black trousers worn over high boots and gray-green uniform distinction of being the first insider account of the closing phase ofjacket. Under the uniform jacket, I could see a white shirtfront and the Third Reich. It contains an appendix in which Bernadottea necktie." He also described Evas clothing as "a black dress with recounted the story of Hitlers fate as it had been related to him byseveral pink flowers made from cloth on the breast".11 Guensche S S -R e i c h s f u e h r e r Heinrich Himmlers intelligence chief, SS-and Rattenhuber were unlikely to have overlooked such a touching Brigadefuehrer Walter Schellenberg, in Stockholm shortly after thedetail as a corsage of pink flowers; they therefore cannot have war. No more authoritative version of Hitlers demise can existwitnessed the same cremation that Mengershausen described. Last, than such an account given freely, within a few weeks of the eventsMengershausen stated that only four people were involved: themselves, and by one of the best-informed men in the Reich."Except for Guensche and Linge, no one was present during While it is true that Bernadotte shared the Allies goal of preventingburning of the corpses of Hitler and his wife, and the burial was the growth of a "Hitler legend", there is no reason to believe that heperformed by two men of Hitlers guard."12 In contrast, the three misrepresented Schellenberg in order to do so. There has neveravailable accounts of the 3.00/4.00 pm cremation mentioned a been, and probably never will be, a more reliable "inside" accountlarger cast of participants including Bormann and Goebbels— of Hitlers fate than that furnished by Schellenberg.important personages whom Mengershausen could not possibly For the Western intelligence agencies, the problem was thathave failed to notice, if they had been present. 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  • 41. According to Schellenberg, the state of Hitlers health had become a surrendered to Canadian troops. After being interrogated bysubject of discussion between Himmler, Bormann and himself in British intelligence officer Captain K. W. E. Leslie, Karnau relatedearly April after Schellenberg had established that Hitler was his version of the events he had witnessed to an audience ofsuffering from Parkinsons disease. Schellenberg believed that reporters which included Walter Kerr from Reuters and Daniel DeHimmler had slowly and only very reluctantly awakened to the Luce of the Associated Press. Leslie told the reporters: "I am surenecessity of having to do away with Hitler, whose increasingly that Karnaus report about Hitlers death is authentic. I haveerratic behaviour was endangering the war effort. Schellenberg told interrogated many German prisoners of war and I would call thisBernadotte that he believed that Hitler had been given a lethal man a reliable witness."18injection, probably on 27 April. He told Bernadotte that he had Unfortunately, Karnaus statement clashed with Kempkas in twodetermined the date on the basis of certain "calculations", implying important respects. First, Karnau claimed to have been certain thatthat he had possessed pieces of information which, while he did not one of the bodies was that of Hitler. He told the reporters that heshare them directly with Bernadotte, enabled him to deduce the had been able to recognise Hitler "by his brown uniform and hismost probable date. It was almost certainly the publication of face"19 and, in particular, by his distinctive moustache. 20 Second,Bernadottes book, whose content was being summarised in the US Karnau claimed that the cremation had taken place at 6.30 pm on 1and Canadian press as early as 16 June, which forced the Western May. Karnaus account of the events of 1 May is sufficientlyAllies to go public, prematurely as we shall see, with stories of detailed that it cannot be said that he was mistaken about either thecaptives claiming to have been actual eyewitnesses to the events date or the time at which the cremation occurred. Karnau had seenwhich Schellenberg did not pretend to have seen himself.15 Adolf Hitler alive and sitting in his favourite wicker chair when he Evidence of the Western Allies haste to respond to the claim that went for breakfast on the morning of 1 May. During that morning,Hitler had been murdered is their failure to reconcile the he recalled, four men arrived carrying gasoline cans "for the air-discrepancies between the two alleged eyewitnesses accounts conditioning system". Karnau said that as he knew the bunkers airbefore presenting them to the press. While Kempkas statement conditioning system used Diesel oil, he denied them entrance. Heconfirmed that a cremation had taken place at around 3.00 pm on only allowed them in after Linge intervened. 21 Karnau, who last30 April, Karnaus statement referred to a cremation on 1 May. saw Hitler alive at around 4.00 pm, believed that Hitler was In Berchtesgaden on 20 June 1945, subsequently poisoned by one of hisErich Kempka made a statement for personal physicians, Dr LudwigAmerican interrogator George R. Evidence of the Western Allies Stumpfegger, and cremated at aroundAllen, the counterintelligence agent haste to respond to the claim 6.30 pm that same day.of the 101st Airborne Division. 16 In It should not be concluded thatit, Kempka gave the Americans their that Hitler had been murdered Karnau was wrong about a cremationfirst eyewitness account of any of the is their failure to reconcile having taken place on 1 May. On 7events connected with the death of May, Dr Helmut Kunz, who hadthe Fuehrer. He declared that on 30 the discrepancies between worked in the Reich ChancelleryApril—although he felt unable to say the two alleged eyewitnesses dental surgery from 23 April 1945that this was the date "with complete onwards, was interrogated by thesureness"—at precisely 2.30 pm, SS- accounts before presenting Soviets. The evidence he gave on thisSturmbannfuehrer Guensche called them to the press. occasion cannot be lightly dismissedhim at the Reich Chancellery garage, because it was the first account everasking him to bring five cans of given by a bunker survivor—meaningpetrol over to the bunker. There Guensche told him that the that it is the least influenced by accounts given by others. It is alsoFuehrer was dead and that he had been ordered to burn his corpse the most reliable, in the sense that the events it discusses had taken"so that he would not be exhibited at a Russian freak-show". place only a week before.Kempka said he then helped carry the corpses. While Linge and Dr Kunz explicitly affirmed seeing Eva Hitler alive on at leastan orderly whom he did not remember were carrying the corpse of two occasions on the evening of 30 April. Dr Kunz told hisAdolf Hitler, he carried the corpse of Eva Hitler. Kempka simply Russian interrogators that he had seen Eva playing with theassumed that the corpse he had seen Linge carrying was Hitlers, Goebbels children on that evening and that a little later, betweenfor he noticed "the long black trousers and the black shoes which 10.00 and 11.00 pm, he, Professor Werner Haase and two ofthe Fuehrer usually wore with his field-gray uniform jacket". The Hitlers secretaries had joined her for coffee. On the latter occasion,corpses were taken from the bunker to a spot in the Chancellery Eva told Dr Kunz that Hitler was not yet dead but he "would diegarden, "about 4 to 5 m distant from the bunker exit". At this when he received confirmation that [his] will had reached thelocation, both bodies were cremated: "...SS-Sturmbannfuehrer person it had been sent to". 22 It is very hard to imagine that DrGuensche poured the complete contents of the five cans over the Kunz could have been confused about the date, that in suchtwo corpses and ignited the fuel. Reichsleiter Martin Bormann, circumstances he could have mistaken Eva Hitler for someone elseReichsminister Dr Goebbels, SS-Sturmbannfuehrer Guensche, SS- or that Eva did not actually know whether Hitler was yet dead orSturmbannfuehrer Linge, the orderly and I stood in the bunker not. Moreover, since Hitlers will never reached its intendedentrance, looked towards the fire and all saluted with raised recipient(s), it is entirely plausible that Hitler would not havehands."17 decided to die until the last possible moment, which is consistent The evidence of the fifth eyewitness, Hermann Karnau, is with a time of 6.30 pm on 1 May.interesting because he is the only eyewitness to the alleged The odd thing is the response that Karnaus story evoked fromcremation of Adolf and Eva Hitler who fell into the hands of the Kempka. On 4 July, Kempka made a second statement23 in whichBritish whose story has ever reached the public. Like Kempka, he insisted that Karnau couldnt have seen Hitlers moustacheKarnau escaped from Berlin, but by mid-May he had made his way because "[t]he upper part of Hitlers body was fully covered by ato his British-occupied hometown, Wilhelmshaven, where he blanket". Karnau must therefore have seen "other cremations", theOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 41
  • 42. implication obviously being that Karnau had mistaken someone "We know nothing"elses cremation for that of Adolf Hitler and Eva Hitler. However, Clearly, there are no grounds to assume that accounts ofthe fact that Karnau had seen Hitlers face while Kempka had not cremations which took place on different dates can simply besuggests that it was Kempka, not Karnau, who must have been conflated as if they were all accounts of the same event. This raisesreferring to "other cremations". the question of whether on any of these occasions the real Adolf Kempka also stated that he was now certain that Hitler had been and Eva Hitler were cremated. This is a question that can becremated on 30 April 1945, and added the claim that the wind had answered in the negative.blown Evas dress, exposing her garters. However, in this respect, While he was interned for several years in two Soviet POWDr Kunzs evidence seems decisive. Eva Hitler could not possibly camps in Strausberg and Posen, the Wehrmacht surgeon-general,have been cremated on 30 April because Dr Kunz spoke with her Major-General Walter Schreiber, had the opportunity to speak withon the same night. Whats more, on this occasion Eva told Dr Kunz four persons, each of whom had been present in the bunker untilthat Adolf Hitler was still alive. Therefore, if Kempka saw any Berlin fell to the Soviets. While he was unable to draw anycremation at all on 30 April, the bodies he witnessed being burned information on the subject of Hitlers fate out of the "arrogant"were not those of Adolf and Eva Hitler. Wilhelm Mohnke,28 Hitlers pilot Hans Baur told him only that he No serious attempt seems ever to have been made to reconcile had never seen Hitler dead. Heinz Linge and Otto Guensche werethe discrepancies between Kempkas and Karnaus accounts, e.g., more forthcoming. Linge told him that he "did not see Hitler, butby confronting the pair with one another. The 1947 book Who toward the end noticed two bodies wrapped in carpet being carriedKilled Hitler?, by Herbert Moore and James W. Barrett,24 criticised out of the bunker". Linge told Schreiber that while at the time heTrevor-Ropers The Last Days of Hitler for "belittling" Karnaus had assumed the bodies to be those of the Hitler couple, only latertestimony and relying instead on Kempkas. In her review of Who had he been told that this was the case. This admission isKilled Hitler? in the Oakland Tribune, Nancy Barr Mavity retorted astounding, because Linge is the one person mentioned by allthat Kempkas and Karnaus accounts "differ in detail, as eye- eyewitnesses as having carried Hitlers body up the stairs and intowitness accounts of a complex occurrence notoriously do".25 How a the Chancellery garden. Guensche, with whom Schreiber spokesingle episode—the burning of two bodies—can be represented as a only a short time after the regime fell, proved even more"complex occurrence" I have no idea, informative. Like Linge, Guenschebut her statement does show that the admitted that he had never seen Hitlersonly option available to those whowish to believe Kempka involves Eva Hitler could not possibly dead body. He added the enigmatic comment: "Those things were all doneexplaining away or simply ignoring have been cremated on without us."29discrepancies between his account 30 April because Dr Kunz Such evidence is corroborated byand those of the other eyewitnesses. General Helmuth Weidling, who told the The third account, given to US spoke with her on the same Soviets on 4 January 1946: "After I wasinterrogators by RSD member Erich taken prisoner, I spoke to SS-Mansfeld on 30 July 1945, which night. Whats more, on this Gruppenfuehrer Rattenhuber and SS-referred to a cremation on either 26 or occasion Eva told Dr Kunz that S t u r m b a n n f u e h r e r Guensche, and both27 April, establishes beyond said they knew nothing about the details ofreasonable doubt that there were Adolf Hitler was still alive. Hitlers death."30numerous cremations and that at least On the basis of Schreibers andsome of the eyewitnesses were Weidlings revelations, it can be regardedmistaken when they asserted that they had witnessed Hitlers as certain that neither Guensche nor Linge, the two mainstays of thecremation. In fact, the first such cremation was observed by Hitler suicide legend, nor Mohnke nor Rattenhuber, had anything toMansfeld while he was on guard duty on the afternoon of 27 April. do with Hitlers death or knew anything about it. It would seemAfter recounting what Mansfeld claimed he had seen, the statement appropriate to conclude that no one who knew anything for certainconcludes: "Subject claims there is a possibility these events took about what happened to Hitler has ever spoken about it publicly.place on the 26th instead of the 27th, but is positive it was not later Hitlers inner circle in Berlin knew nothing about what hadthan the 27th of April 1945 [my italics]."26 happened to him, and the stories they told publicly after 1945 (in The earliest six eyewitness accounts—effectively, the only the cases of Kempka and Karnau) and since 1955 (in the cases ofreliable accounts we have—establish that at least four cremations of Linge and Guensche) have been lies. They were either writingcorpses, which were assumed by observers to be those of Adolf themselves into history or, as seems more likely, under pressureHitler and Eva Hitler, took place in the Reich Chancellery garden from their captors to make statements to help buttress the Hitlerbetween 26 or 27 April and 1 May. In each case, the male body suicide narrative. Indeed, it may well have been a condition ofwore a pair of Hitlers trousers. Linges and Guensches release from Soviet captivity in 1955 that In each case, also, the male body was accompanied by a female they agreed to furnish such statements.who bore a convincing resemblance to Eva Hitler. It is obvious, Continued in the next edition of NEXUS...therefore, that many bunker veterans who thought they had About the Author:witnessed the cremation of Adolf and Eva Hitler had only Giordan Smith is an independent academic from Sydney,witnessed the burning of other corpses—that is to say, corpses they Australia, with a special interest in modern German history. Hewere meant to mistake for those of Adolf and Eva Hitler. No one can be contacted by email at giordansmith@gmail.com.was therefore in a position to say whether they had witnessed the The complete text of this article will be available at the NEXUScremation of the real Adolf Hitler or of a substitute. However, one website, http://www.nexusmagazine.com at the time ofof the two "Hitlers" whose face had been visible appears to have publication of part three in NEXUS vol. 15, no. 2.been Hitlers double, whose corpse was found by the Soviets on 4 Continued on page 80May.2742 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
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  • 44. SCIENCE PIONEERS IN AURA RESEARCH health, you are sworn to use diligence in man, "the invisible nutriment from which by Karen Mutton © 2007 your art…but all your boasted science isthe visible body draws its strength". nothing but an invention to cheat and (Regush, p. 9). The vehicle for theParacelsus (1493–1541) deceive." (Regush, p. 3) archaeus is the m u m i a, and the mostP hilippus Aureolus Theophrastus He also believed that human beings areuniversal form of the mumia is the aether, Bombastus von Hohenheim was a composed of seven distinct principles, although plants, animals and other 16th-century alchemist and with the elementary (physical body) being substances can also act as conveyors ofphysician. He later titled himself as the first, the sidereal (or astral body) the the life force.Paracelsus ("greater than Celsus" of second, and others including intelligent, "The archaeus is of a magnetic nature,Rome). To esoteric scholar Manly Hall, rational and spiritual bodies. and attracts or repulses other sympatheticParacelsus was an Hermetic philosopher According to Paracelsus, all organic or antipathetic forces belonging to thewho was acknowledged by occultists as functions are caused by the activity of one same plane. The less power of resistancethe greatest physician of all for astral influences a persontime. possesses, the more will he be At the age of sixteen, subject to such influences.Paracelsus entered the The vital force is not enclosedUniversity of Basle where he in man, but radiates (withinstudied alchemy, surgery and and) around him like amedicine. He travelled luminous sphere (aura) and itextensively throughout may be made to act at aEurope and is said to have distance... It may poison thevisited India, where he essence of life (blood) anddiscovered the pain-killing cause diseases, or may purifyproperties of opium. Later he it after it has been madereturned to the University of impure and restore the health."Basle as a professor of (Paracelsus, P a r a g r a n u m;medicine and surgery. translated by Franz Hartmann)Paracelsus followed no The archaeus is an essenceparticular religion but was that is contained in the natureimpressed by Martin Luther, and character of all beings andwho started the Reformation. is equally distributedHe was widely acknowledged throughout the human body. Itas the Father of contains the elements of allPharmacology, having cosmic influences (stars,introduced opium, mercury planets, Sun, Moon, etc,) andand various minerals into therefore enables these cosmicmedicine as well as having forces to influence thediscovered the element invisible body of man.hydrogen. His radical medical "All diseases, except such astheories and practices aroused come from mechanical causes,the ire of the more have an invisible origin, andconservative physicians who of such sources popularstill followed the medical medicine knows very little... Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheimtenets of Galen. Some (physicians) poison ("Paracelsus"), 1490–1541 Attacked as an eccentric—or their patients with mercury;worse, a lunatic—Paracelsus believed that others purge them or bleed them to death.humans exude a "vital force" which universal principle of life called There are some who have learned sosurrounds the body like a "luminous archaeus. This is a spiritual essence, ever much that their learning has driven out allsphere". He was a harsh critic of present and invisible, which may cause or their common sense, and others who carecontemporary medicine, and his comments cure a disease according to the bodys a great deal more for their own profit thanalienated him from his fellow physicians: condition. The archaeus, or liquor vitae the health of their patients." (Regush, p."You poison the people and ruin their ("life fluid"), constitutes the invisible 10)44 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 45. NEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCE According to Paracelsus, control of the many other substances which were light emanating from crystals whenmumia of an animal or plant enables a eagerly embraced by the chemical, enclosed in complete darkness. The oneperson to divert the flow of archaeus to industrial, food and medical industries, common factor seemed to be a reaction toits own uses. These "lower life-forms" making him a very wealthy man. moonlight, so Reichenbach set up anoften assimilate the disease of humans, Reichenbach became interested in impressive laboratory in Castlethus relieving the patient. When the studying the powers of people he referred Reisenberg in which he could studylower life had either assimilated the to as "sensitives". Around 1850 he dozens of sensitives.foreign mumia from the patient, or itself published his Researches on Magnetism, He discovered that many of thesedied from this mumia, complete recovery Electricity, Heat, Light, Crystallisation sensitives had an allergic reaction toresulted. Many years of investigation and Chemical Attraction in their Relation moonlight, especially in the red and greenwere needed to determine which herb or to the Vital Force , based upon these spectra. They were also able to feel theanimal most readily accepted the mumia studies. The baron was also fascinated effects of moonlight from the castlesof each disease. with people who were sleepwalkers or interior, leading Reichenbach to Paracelsus also discovered the occult suffered from "night cramps" which had hypothesise that moonbeams carry anproperties of the magnet and founded the no apparent cause. He studied the energy which is independent from lightSchool of Animal Magnetism. These theories of Dr Mesmer and determined energy. Only the protective layers ofideas would come into fruition centuries that these maladies were of a physical, woollen clothing, leather and piles of paperlater with the theories of Dr Mesmer. not emotional, nature and could not be were able to block out the effects of the In the 19th century, Paracelsuss cured by hypnosis. Mesmerism did not moonlight upon these sensitives.theories on the seven bodies Moonlight, especially in theof man and the liquor vitae red range, causedwere embraced by the somnambulism and otherTheosophists, who called this maladies like cramps in somesubtle force p r a n a and the sensitives. They required the"sidereal body" the "astral cooling rays of violet sunshinebody". to counteract these unpleasant Paracelsus was possibly one sensations. Sleepwalkers, onof the most underrated minds the other hand, were cravingof the Renaissance. moonlight, which forced them into their nocturnalReferences wanderings. Reichenbach was• Franz Hartmann, "Paracelsus able to expose his subjects toon the Vital Force and the rays in which they wereMedicine", in The Life and deficient—either positiveDoctrines of Paracelsus, John moonlight or negativeW. Lowell Co., NY, 1891 sunlight—in order to treat• Nicholas Regush (ed.), The their maladies. He alsoHuman Aura, Berkley discovered that humans haveMedallion Books, NY, 1974 positive and negative polarity(includes Paracelsus quotations within their bodies.translated by Franz Hartmann) Reichenbach postulated an energy which contains theBaron Karl von properties of light, gas andReichenbach even fluid so it can penetrate(1788–1869) far beyond the reaches of eachK arl von Reichenbach, property. He called it O d born in Stuttgart, energy, and believed that the Germany, was a odic force permeates thescholar of high merit with universe: "Od is a cosmicdoctorates in natural sciences Baron Karl von Reichenbach, 1788–1869 force that radiates from star toand theology. He also made star, and has the wholecontributions in the chemical, geological, involve hypnotic suggestion at all, but universe for its field, just like light andmetallurgical and meteorological channelled a mysterious energy which heat." (Regush, p. 30)sciences. The baron established passed between the practitioner and The odic field can be conductedironworks in Baden, charcoal furnaces in patient, he determined. through wire at 13 feet per second,Hausach and Baden, chemical works in Reichenbach tried to formulate a theory depending on the wire density rather thanBlansko, Moravia, steelworks in Türnitz, for these maladies, including electric, conductivity. Some odic fields areAustria, and blast furnaces in Gaya, magnetic and allergic, but they all fell focused as light through a lens, whileMoravia. He also discovered paraffin, short. He was intrigued that many of another part of the odic field can flowkerosene, phenol, creosote, picamar and these people were also able to perceive around.OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 45
  • 46. NEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCE Reichenbach summarised these wakefulness or deep sleep. Metals to view the odic force as a naturalproperties of Od: conducted with crystalline Od produced phosphorescence which connects all things 1. Sensitives feel effects of it in powerful shocks to the sensitives. together. This force, a "self-luminant", wasmoonlight. Reichenbachs English translator, Dr seen as not an inert force but a personal 2. This conducted energy is not light Ashburner, produced several remarkable force which could influence observers.itself but can be carried by light beams. crystalline Od detectors, with eight or nine The baron studied the aura and spoke of 3. This can produce physical sensations large mountain crystals of quartz wrapped its "radiant light which, undetected, sweepsin sensitives, such as cramps and in great silk-insulated coils. When into space". He noted the differencessleepwalking. enclosed with a platinum "keeper", they between male and female auras, as well as 4. It can be absorbed and conducted produced an odic charge of shocking those from people of different ages andalong metal wires. power. The baron speculated that temperaments. Sensitives were able to 5. It is neither electrical nor magnetic diagnose illness in the auras of others andenergy. could even look into the auric bodies and 6. It becomes radiant when discharged anatomical chambers of others, observingfrom points across space. illness and even detecting "lesions" and 7. Matter could store this energy for "dark markings".prolonged periods. In 1861, Reichenbach discovered that 8. Mirrors could reflect currents. lens-focused Od light could produce 9. All sensitives give similar, Reichenbach images on daguerreotype plates. Theseindependent reports. studied the various odographs were made by the Od light In his special darkroom in his laboratory, projected from crystal points, fingertips,the baron studied the various qualities of manifestations magnets, metals and chemicals, sometimesOd energy from the Sun and the Moon. of this vital force showing the transfer of Od light from onePure sunlight produced the strongest odic material to another. Lenses were used toemanations, while refracted sunlight was in its relationship to intensify these effects in certain plates—aweaker. Sunlight contained a negative electricity, magnetism, method used later by Dr Kilner andpolarity and moonlight a surplus of Semyon Kirlian.positive energy. Glass-refracted sunlight light, crystals, Baron Karl von Reichenbachswas coolest at the violet end of the metals, water and forgotten research laid the foundations ofspectrum and irritating at the red band. later disciplines such as psychology,Depending on their personal energetic chemistry. radionics, aura photography, energydeficiencies, different people desired medicine and new-age modalities such asspecific colourations. crystal and colour therapy. He was one These celestial odic forces also inhabit of the 19th centurys most brilliant, butthe sky, planets and stars, he discovered. forgotten, geniuses. ∞Sensitives were able to feel soothing,cool sensations from the Milky Way and Referencesunpleasant warmth from the planets. • Nicholas Regush (ed.), The HumanJupiter became unbearable for some Aura, Berkley Medallion Books, NY,sensitives, leading Reichenbach to crystalline Od provides crystals with a 1974speculate that the stars have a cool polarity vital, living force. • Gerry Vassilatos, Lost Science,and the planets a warm polarity. In Reichenbachs experiments, the Borderland Sciences Research Foundation, CA, 1997–98 Reichenbach studied the various vegetable kingdom was shown to give offmanifestations of this vital force in its powerful Od. Copper wires were wrapped About the Author:relationship to electricity, magnetism, light, around different plants, producing various Karen Mutton, BA, DipEd, is the author ofcrystals, metals, water and chemistry. odic reactions of cold and hot. Most of the Pioneers of the Aura (2007), from whichMetals and minerals emanated their own blooms were warm in the stem and cold in these edited extracts are taken (the e-colours and were affected differently in the flowers, leaving Reichenbach to book is available from her webpagesolar and lunar light. Water absorbed odic hypothesise that the warm sections were http://www.karenmutton.com/rampa/forces in sunlight and moonlight, displaying accelerated growth rates. pioneers.html). She has a passion formanifesting different tastes from "cool" to Vegetative odic force determined the ancient history, alternative medicine,"nauseous". He showed the Ods medicinal efficacy of a plant, as every plant geology, astronomy and esoterica, andconnection to the phenomenon of water- had its own vibration. has travelled the world visiting importantwitching or dowsing, Mesmerism and Reichenbachs sensitives were always archaeolog ical sites. Her previoussimilar psychic subjects. able to see auras around magnets and often contribution to NEXUS was "T. Lobsang Crystals created the strongest odic around people. When the baron created a Rampa: New Age Trailblazer" (vol. 13,emanations in the mineral world. The rooftop laboratory of large metal plates, nos 2–3), extracted from her e-book ofsensitives were not only able to see wire braids and solid wires conducting the same name.colours, but also had physical reactions down into the experimental chamber, he Karen can be contacted by email atsuch as muscle cramping, tetany, was astonished to find that he was also able karenmutton@optusnet.com.au.46 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 47. PART II: GRAVITY TAKEN LIGHTLY How Gravitation Taught Scientists to Bend the Truth H aving succeeded in killing the aether by creating the science of subjective physical measurements, known as the Special Theory of Relativity (STR), Einstein set out to explain everything beyond the atomic scale. Once more he In his relativity wanted to build theory on postulates and geometry, but instead of creating clarity he paved the way for scientific mysticism. Now, many regard the General Theory theories, Einstein of Relativity (GTR) as more relevant for creating Star Trek graphics than explaining mundane phenomena such as how to reach Mars by spaceship. attempted to express the forces Falling from Rooftops Feeling safe that the STR and Minkowski-space were the key to higher truths, Einstein of nature as set out to explain accelerated movements—the behaviour of bodies changing their speed as time passes. According to Einsteinian mythology, Einstein one day read in the local geometrical newspaper the story of a man who had fallen from a rooftop and after painfully reaching the ground declared he had experienced a wonderful feeling of weightlessness. Einstein equations, but took it as a revelation. If accelerating with the same change of speed caused by gravitation cancels out gravitation, thus achieving weightlessness, could it be that failed to explain the accelerating upwards will cause a feeling of weight indistinguishable from gravitation? In a so-called Gedankenexperiment (thought experiment) Einstein pictured a man, enclosed physical universe in in an elevator, with no previous knowledge of this world. When the lift starts to ways that accelerate, the man feels an extra force on his body; but not knowing it is acceleration, he believes his increased weight must be due to a gravitational field.28 Newtonian, This gave birth to the postulates of the new General Theory. Gravitation is indistinguishable from any accelerating mechanical force in nature. Gravitation works on non-relativistic bodies due to their mass, not due to their nature. Everything not gravitational will obey the Special Theory of Relativity. 29 However, there are flaws in the argument that are calculations can. obvious even to a high-school student. Mechanically accelerated movements demand some source of energy. No source of energy is infinite. Thus, all mechanical forces will eventually be used up and acceleration will come to an end. Gravitational pull, on the contrary, never comes to an end. If we give our man in the elevator a clock and ask him Part 2 of 2 to observe his forces as a product of time, their dwindling off will make him realise the fallacy of the first postulate.30 Even the second postulate could have been somewhat premature. In his lifetime, Einstein had every possibility of correcting his mistakes, but it was American inventor T. Townsend Brown who proved in 1929 that electrically charged objects become lighter in a gravitational field free from other electrostatic forces.31 by Dr Bjørn J. Øverbye Later, after Einsteins death in 1955, other experimenters achieved even better results— © 2007 such as Evgeny Podkletnov, who achieved a two per cent reduction of gravitation by using a spinning, circular, magnetically charged disc lifting inert, non-magnetic objects.32 Arendal Helsesenter Thus, the nature of an object in a gravitational field is not altogether unimportant. For Box 348-N4803 latter-day UFO believers, these phenomena are common knowledge: alien spacecraft Arendal counteract gravitational force by means of highly intense, pulsating and rotating Norway electromagnetic fields. Even governmental agencies and scientists working with the UFO Fax: +47 370 27155 problem now take this for granted.33 Email: bjorn@dr-overbye.no When it comes to the STR, we have already seen it shattered by experiments known to Einstein when he was working on the GTR—experiments which showed that not allOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 47
  • 48. movements are relative. There are indeed simple means to had visited him—but had he really? Had they not all "stolen" adetermine whether you are moving or at rest. There are absolute little from previous geniuses and thrown in some of their ownframes of reference, as proved by Georges Sagnac in 1913 and by work? Isnt this what all theoretical speculations are about, whenlater researchers using spinning ring interferometers. you are not in a secluded laboratory making your own Thus, Einstein set out to build a new theory on unsecured discoveries? As is soon to be proved, professional peeking andground, with postulates that were either disproved or not yet borrowing were not such uncommon deeds after all. And whoproved at all. And even stranger, the postulates in the GTR and then deserves the glory—one or many?the STR have no inherent logic or connection: the two theoriesare simply two altogether different theories—not two versions of Mercurial Featsone theory, as claimed! From Einsteins 64-page paper on the mathematical formalism for gravity in four-dimensional "space-time", published inCurving Paper Annalen der Physik in 1916, 3 8 three consequences could be Perhaps unaware of these objections, Einstein set out to create a deduced: (a) the orbit of a small planet close to a central,geometrical theory of gravitation, claiming he was extending his perfectly spherical Sun; the orbits of larger planets far from theSTR to a new domain. The grand idea was based on Professor Sun seemed mathematically impossible to solve; (b) the bendingHermann Minkowskis observation that four-dimensional space- of light as it passed a very heavy object (e.g., the Sun); and (c) thetime is a mathematical manifold, where accelerated movements red shift of light in a strong gravitational field (reduction of thewill follow a curved path in the four-dimensional paper-world. frequency of light). These were the so-called "classical tests".But instead of making curved paths on paper, why not curve the Einstein claimed innocently that he had no knowledge of orpaper instead and let accelerated objects follow the shortest path intention to solve such problems; they magically "popped out ofbetween two points (geodesic) in the curved world? his formalism" as a gift to science, in keeping with his message of The reason for this seemingly advanced mathematical trick was a lofty science remote from mundane life that once in a whilenot to gain better knowledge of the forces involved; it was the blesses practical life with unforeseen gifts.desire to pursue an old German But all these "classical tests" haddream to express the forces of nature some strange déjà vu to them, as theas geometrical equations. informed were soon to discover. The Contrary to popular belief, this first of the tests concerned the mostidea did not stem from Einstein: two ready candidate because of its strangeGerman mathematicians presented it He not only said that Einstein orbit: Mercury, the closest planet tomore than 70 years earlier. One was our assumedly spherical Sun. ThisCarl Friedrich Gauss (1777–1855), had been inspired by Gerbers orbit shifts its perihelion (closestwho introduced the idea of multi- non-relativistic equations, but approach to the Sun) by approximatelydimensional "spaces"; the other was 574 arc-seconds per 100 years.one of the really great mathematical accused him of outright forgery. Freundlich gave Einstein the numbergeniuses of all ages, Hermann for the Mercury perihelion shift as 45Riemann (1826–66), who developed arc-seconds per year, and Einsteinthe complete mathematical tools and adjusted his GRT so that it matchedconcepts for curved multi- the perihelion number.39dimensional "spaces". In 1854 Einstein used a method calledRiemann put forth a complete draft for a theory of gravitation, "classical approximation", and he assumed that the GTR musttransforming Newtons laws of forces into a geometrical produce classical equations if gravitational fields are "weak" anddescription of geodesic movements in curved spaces.34, 35 But even that some new equations applied when gravitation is "strong".in doing so, Riemann never meant to counteract Newtons But when it came to the equations expressing Mercurys orbit,discoveries; he only wanted to create some geometrical beauty. there was something strange. They not only popped out of the According to his biographers, Einstein knew nothing of Gausss GTR formalism, they resembled perfectly, to the most minuteand Riemanns works. It was assumed that his ideas only came detail, the equations of another German: schoolteacher Paulfrom Minkowski, who for sure knew of them. Unfortunately for Gerber, who had published them 18 years earlier in 1898.40 HisEinstein, Minkowski died of peritonitis in 1909, just a few months equations were based on the assumption that the gravitationalafter having given Einstein these new ideas, so Einstein had to ask forces spread with a finite speed, c, and that their interaction withhis friend Michael Grossmann what they were all about.36 Later, bodies depended on their speed.41British mathematician Ebenezer Cunningham (1881–1977) wrote Physicist Ernst Gehrcke (1878–1960), who had previouslyan article on the subject, published in Nature in February 1921, criticised Einstein in 1911, brought the whole affair into publicstating that "no one knows if he [Einstein] would ever have view as soon as he had read the GTR paper. He not only said thatreached so far without the genius of Minkowski". Einstein had been inspired by Gerbers non-relativistic equations, Today, Grossmans work is seen to have provided the but accused him of outright forgery. Once more, the same strangemathematical formalism of the GTR. But it may be worth situation repeated itself as had happened on previous occasionsremembering that the formalism was not all due to the when someone criticised Einstein: he ran out of arguments. NotMinkowski–Grossmann–Einstein "team", as we would say today. until four years later did Einstein comment upon the accusations,Another well-known contender had entered the scene with the stating: "The experts are not only in agreement that Gerberssame theory: mathematician David Hilbert (1862–1943). On 20 derivations are wrong through and through, but the formulaNovember 1915, he presented the full concept in Göttingen; five cannot be obtained as a consequence of the main assumptionsdays later, Einstein presented his paper at the Prussian Academy.37 made by Gerber. Mr Gerbers work is therefore completelyLater, Einstein accused Hilbert of having stolen his ideas when he useless, an unsuccessful and erroneous theoretical attempt."4248 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 49. As one digs into the matter, one is compelled to ask: how can a On the day of the eclipse, Sobral had excellent weather butset of equations that successfully describe the perihelion of Principe did not. At Principe it was cloudy, and the moist oceanMercury be useless, erroneous and unsuccessful? And how can air made the stars quiver, jump and shift place—almost likethe same equations, when they appear in the GTR, suddenly watching them through turbulent water. At Sobral, the heat of thebecome a stroke of genius? Furthermore, if Einstein was such a day caused some optical distortions.genius, why did he not explain what was wrong with Gerbers line So what were the results? Today it is a sad historical fact that aof thinking? Why did he have to wait for four years and then let few usable but badly distorted photographic images obtained atothers defend him? And why didnt the defenders explain what Principe were used as "the evidence". As Eddington himselfwas wrong, other than to make accusations like "He copied things complained, only two photographic plates were found to bewhich had long been known to every worker in the field..."?43 useful—but the stars were poorly distributed and scattered at various distances from the Sun and not close to it, as the theoryStarry-Eyed Professors demanded. Despite these problems, Eddington was able—beyond The second "classical test" was the bending of light from distant belief—to measure less than 0.01-mm differences betweenstars as they pass a massive object like the photographs taken during the eclipse andSun. The argument depended on light plates taken later back in Oxford forhaving some "mass" that makes gravitational comparison. This was assumed to beattraction possible between photons and a equivalent to a 1.63-arc-second deflection ofmassive object like our Sun. As one may starlight, according to Eddington. The GTRremember, photons have a mass defined by was finally verified and the press wasm = E/c. When this is put into the jubilant: a new era was born. According toNewtonian equations, deviation from the the headlines of the New York Times of 19straight line can be calculated. Today it is a sad November 1919: "The Eclipse showed This was done, even before there was any gravity variation—Diversion of light rayE = mc , by German astronomer Johann 2 historical fact that a accepted as affecting Newtons principle,Georg von Soldner (1776–1833) as early as hailed as epoch making! Scientists call the1801. According to these calculations based few usable but badly discovery one of the greatest humanon the photon theory, there should be a distorted photographic achievements". One of the scientists referreddeflection of 0.84 arc-seconds for light to was none other than Arthurbeams passing very close to the Sun. images obtained at Eddington, who in 1930 was knightedThis number was later heavily attacked Principe were used for his contributions to science.by Einstein and his friends. But then But was it really "one of the greatestagain, von Soldner did not know of the as "the evidence". human achievements"? How could oneE = mc 2 formula because Maxwell had be so sure when accuracy of thenot even been born—and nobody at photographic equipment was less thanthat time had any remote idea of the that needed for making themass of the Sun. It was more an idea, calculations? And worse for the truth,rather than physical reality. if it exists: according to the far better Those who liked to attack Gerber results obtained at Sobral, wherelater used his formulas to calculate that humidity and clouds were not thelight should be bent by approximately problem, results were in favour of2.5 seconds of arc, while according to Newtons calculations! EddingtonEinsteins GTR the formula could lead solved this embarrassing problem byto 1.75 seconds of deflection, depending on some factors of a referring to these photographs as merely being used for checkingvariable nature. The difference between Einsteins and the older the Principe results. Einstein was later to call this event one of histheories was that Einsteins GTR explained bending as a "curved finest hours!space-time effect".44 Many astronomers, believing the message from Principe, wanted Not too many took this calculation too seriously, but at least to partake of the glory and tried to repeat the success duringone man did: Oxford Professor Arthur Eddington (1882–1944), subsequent eclipses. Strangely, stars did not appear where theywho according to Professor Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar "was should have and as late as 1931, when Einsteins success wasso confident of the correctness of the theory that, if left to himself, established abroad, Professor Erwin Freundlich reported to thehe would not even have planned to go on the eclipse expedition" Physics Association of Berlin, loudly lamenting that "they had leftto measure the deflection of the light of stars as they passed the out of consideration observations that did not fit in with the resultsdarkened Sun.45 Considering this a priori certainty as a case of that they wanted to obtain".47biased judgement, could one expect the results to be impartial? Einstein, now being a target of anti-Semitism in Germany, felt In 1919, Oxford University sent out two expeditions to the sting of swastika-infected attacks but seemed strangelyphotograph the eclipse of 29 May. One went to Sobral in Brazil, immune to criticism—or were such allegations just anti-Jewishand another one, led by Professor Eddington, went to the island of criticism? Probably not. Even the so-called "red shift" in light-Principe in the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa. Both expeditions rays passing a strong gravitational field like the Suns could not becarried identical equipment: a telescope of 343-cm focal length, confirmed, although the predicted value exceeded 100 times thephotographic equipment and mirrors for making indirect accuracy of present-day interferometers. According to Sir Josephphotographs of the Sun. 46 This information is of vital importance, Thomson, President of the Royal Society, writing in 1919: "If thesince the resolution of the equipment was in the order of two to [red] shift remains unproven as at present the whole theorythree seconds of arc. collapses, and the phenomenon just observed by astronomers [atOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 49
  • 50. Principe] remains a fact awaiting to be accounted for in a different and it would be better felt in free space and at higher altitudes—way." By the late 1990s, scientists agreed that any red shift an idea also shared by the ageing Michelson. 52 So, to test hisobserved is not explained by the GTR, but believers firmly claim hypothesis, he put the instrument to work at sea level and later onthe theory to be valid for light-bending. 48, 49 Or was something Mount Wilson, California, covered only by a light canvas thatelse other than light being bent back then—perhaps the truth? should be easily penetrable by the devious aetheric winds. To Despite such minor troubles, on 19 November 1919 Einstein ward off critics, Miller conducted various control experiments bywas virtually canonised by the Royal Astronomical Society in exposing the instrument to unnatural heat so he could observeLondon. The devils advocate at the occasion, Professor Ludwik how various temperatures would influence the readings.Silberstein, was not allowed to raise any relevant criticism until His experiments, conducted over a period of seven yearsafter the ceremony was over, when criticism was no longer of (1920–26), were not confined to a mere 36 rotations as Michelsoninterest to the jubilant congregation.50 Just as the GTRs success and Morley had done. Miller made a staggering 200,000was based on a priori assumptions, so was glorification of the measurements covering various altitudes, various dates of thesame theory, according to those present. But they could see year, various hours of the day and various astronomical directionsnothing wrong with the procedure. relative to the Earths movement in its orbit. And he found statistically important results!Part III: MYSTICAL AFTERMATH Miller noted that when his measurementsHow Einsteins theories gave birth to were plotted on sidereal time, they produceda new wave of mysticism "...a very striking consistency of their Einstein succeeded in influencing some of principal characteristics...for azimuth andthe most brilliant minds of his time, but his Instead of making this magnitude...as though they were related to afame started to snowball and the theories of common cause... The observed effect isrelativity were applied to all sorts of world appear more dependent upon sidereal time and isphenomena, even ones that Einstein himself logical and sane, highly independent of diurnal and seasonal changeshad not meant them to explain. Instead ofmaking this world appear more logical and advanced mathematical and...is a cosmical phenomenon."53 causes, of temperature and other terrestrialsane, highly advanced mathematical arguments created an The conclusion after 200,000 precisearguments created an unintelligible universe observations was that the Earth is moving atthat seemed only to be understood by a small unintelligible universe a speed of 208 km/second towards the apexelite who contributed little to the sanity that seemed only to be in the southern celestial hemisphere,of science. Science turned from useful towards Dorado, the Swordfishwork to the birth of modern-day understood by a small constellation. This was based on thealchemy. elite who contributed assumption that the Earth pushes through a stationary aether in thatEmbarrassing Ghosts of the little to the sanity of direction. Another and also plausibleAether science. conclusion would be that the solar By the beginning of the 1920s, system is being met by a moving aetherEinsteins fame was established, but in in the opposite direction, like a huge,Germany the swastika had raised its cosmic jet-stream rushing towards theugly head and rallies were raised stationary solar system (remember,against Jewish science in an effort to some movements are indeed relative,establish a pure arena of thinking. so these conclusions are equivalent).54Einsteins lectures were disrupted by What did Einstein have to say aboutdemonstrators. Einstein complained these experiments, since he himself hadthat he would not have been criticised if he had been "a German never touched an interferometer? He only accused Miller ofnationalist with or without a swastika, instead of a Jew with being the victim of "effects of effects", without going into anyliberal international convictions".51 explanation of why this should be so and not wanting to give In 1921 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics—not for the Miller any credit for having produced 199,964 more readingstheories of relativity, but for the more simple theory of the photo- than Michelson and Morley—readings which he believed withoutelectric effect. Einstein waited until 1922 to fetch the prize, being any objections.more occupied with a world tour, lecturing on his ideas to laymen Miller naturally was hurt, and responded in January 1926: "Theand scientists, much in the style of present-day media stars. trouble with Prof. Einstein is that he knows nothing about my Meanwhile, just as everybody was convinced that the aether results... He ought to give me credit for knowing that temperaturewas dead and buried, a professor named Dayton Miller differences would affect results. He wrote to me in November(1866–1941) at Case University—in which basement Albert suggesting this. I am not so simple as to make no allowance forMichelson set up his interferometer in 1887—decided to put the temperature."55aether to a final test. He had built an enormous interferometer And later, when the debate did not die out and Einstein couldwhere light was made to go 210 feet [~64 metres] before reaching not defeat Millers arguments, Einstein did the same as he hadthe optical measuring instruments. This new apparatus was three done to Gerber: he let others speak for him. This time he wastimes as sensitive as Michelsons famous "zero-effect" instrument. defended by scientist Robert S. Shankland (1908–1982) and his Miller was convinced that the "nearly-zero-effect associates who, after several consultations with Einstein, set outmeasurements" of Michelson and Morley were due to the on what can best be called a defamation of Miller. In theirinterferometers placement in the basement. He assumed that if analysis of the data, they picked those that showed no variation;there was indeed an aether, it could not penetrate heavy objects and of those data where there were variations, they picked only50 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 51. the temperature control data. Thus the so-called "Shankland useful, and in California, school children, dressed in white, sangpaper", published in April 1955, concluded that any deviation unto him kindred unintelligibilities. In New York, mountedMiller had found was due to temperature differences.56 policemen roughly held back crowds from him, just as he, to Thus Shankland was allowed to make his "speech" to the jury make a system of thoughts, had clubbed many astronomical datawhen the accused was no longer present. Unluckily for the into insensibility. He had taken into his system of thoughtshistorical record, the accuseds attorney arrived too late to make irregularities of the planet Mercury, but had left out theany impression on "the educated public", only the "underground" irregularities of the planet Venus. Crowds took him into theirwas impressed and with little possibility of reopening the case.57 holiday-making, but omitted asking what it was all about."61 And Superman himself admitted: "Since the mathematiciansSuperman in Hyperspace have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself Encouraged by the enthusiastic and even religious reception of a n y m o r e . "6 2 Had he become the unwilling front figure of athe strange and utterly incomprehensible GTR, Einstein now movement whose message he could no longer grasp? If so, whyemerged as a sort of scientific messiah for the post–World War I did he not abandon it?period. As dark clouds gathered over Europe and GermanNazism started to evoke sinister images, Einsteinian wisdom Shrinking the Universecame as a ray of light to a dark world. Despite problems like the GTR getting out of hand even for its Years later, in 1960, Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier creator, from the mid-1920s Einstein set out on his next projectpublished a trendsetting book, The Dawn of Magic,58 wherein the worthy of a Titan. He wanted to use relativity to create a newpre–World War II era is characterised by a frenetic search for theory not only for Mercurys orbit and bent light but forsecret knowledge and supermen. There were the Rosicrucians, encompassing the whole universe.63 But there were some minorthe sinister secret semi-religious Nazi lodges, Freemasonry and problems. No one knew the size of the universe. No one knewalchemy, and then there was Einstein! the total mass of all stars in theHe is pictured in the book as the well- universe. No one knew how matterknown mystical scientist, dressed in was distributed. No one knew ofshabby clothes, his white hair By assuming such magnetic forces, of dust, ofcreating an aura around his head, unproven facts, Einstein intergalactic ice, of the number ofsmiling as he sits in front of a solar systems, of ages of stars—ofblackboard filled with advanced was soon to proclaim that his anything but the fact that the numbermathematics. The book asks us to calculations had shown that of stars seemed rather "infinite".believe that this man is one of a But for Einstein and latter-dayselected group of supermen who can the universe is a closed theoretical scientists, such problemssee into different realities. Hetypifies the scientist in the ivory space-time world were minor obstacles. So Einstein assumed that all matter is distributedtower. of finite size. evenly in the universe and that there And who was more eager than are no rotations in space, thatEinstein to promote the myth in his everything is either still or moving inown time? According to T i m e nice, linear paths. By assuming suchmagazine: "…Einstein himself had warned his publishers there unproven facts, Einstein was soon to proclaim that hiswere not more than twelve people in the whole world who could calculations had shown that the universe is a closed space-timeunderstand his theory". Swedish plasma physicist Professor world of finite size. He estimated its age to be a few hundredHannes Alfvén (1908–1995) later complained: "The people were million years, forgetting that the solar system is estimated to betold that only Einstein and a few geniuses that were able to think some billions of years old.64 By a stroke of magic, Einstein hadin four dimensions could understand the true nature of the shrunk the universe!physical world. Science was something to believe in, not If all matter is evenly distributed and gravitation is workingsomething that should be understood. Soon the bestsellers among between stars, planets and galaxies, why hasnt this orderly blobpopular science books became those that presented scientific of creation collapsed?results as an insult to common sense."59 For reasons of principle, Einstein firmly rejected the idea of a In Michio Kakus book H y p e r s p a c e, 6 0 illustrations show rotating universe where centrifugal forces will drive stars andEinstein doing exactly what Professor Alfvén complained about: galaxies apart, although it was known by 1919 that the universe islooking into multidimensional spaces and explaining to the not homogeneous and, indeed, that parts of it seem to rotate. Hisuninitiated the complicated nature of hyperspace—the moniker reasoning was based on the first postulate of the STR, whichfor "spaces" with more than three "dimensions". But even states that all movements are relative. According to Einstein,believers had to admit there was a problem. How do we see the believing in rotating galaxies is to give rotation an absolutefourth dimension? The problem is, we cant. Higher dimensions status—just as Sagnac showed in 1913. The case went so far that,are impossible to visualise, so it is futile even to try. Even in the mid-1920s, relativists asked Michelson to perform theexperienced mathematicians and theoretical physicists who have Sagnac experiments all over again, using the spinning Earth as theworked with higher dimensional spaces for years admit that they rotating laboratory. Michelson complained that all they wouldcannot visualise them! Instead, they retreat into the world of achieve would be to prove that the Earth is spinning, nothingmathematical equations. Except for Einstein himself, of course. m o r e .65 And so they did, and yet Einstein refused to accept So for the time being, they had superman and the scientist in rotation!one and the same person and a myth was created. Anomalous According to plasma physicist Eric J. Lerner, Einsteinsphenomena researcher/writer and satirist Charles Fort stubborn rejection of facts had a profound impact on cosmology at(1874–1932) chided in Wild Talents: "Einstein was said to be that time and is still haunting astrophysics today. "First, itOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 51
  • 52. introduced the idea of a finite universe, which resulted in a homogeneous universe whose age he estimated to be less than themedieval cosmos, previously considered obsolete and antithetical age of the Earth, fighting quantum physics, calling nature "uglyto science itself. Second, the aesthetic simplicity of the trees" and seeking to enter a world of "pure marble" ruled only byassumption of homogeneity, combined with Einsteins prestige, pure thought, he was on a flight from something into somethingembedded the assumption in all future relativistic cosmology. else: not hyperspace, not science, but mysticism. It was in thisThird, perhaps most significant, it set a precedent by allowing the period that Einstein exclaimed that the deepest emotion we areintroduction of assumptions contrary to observations, in the hope capable of is "the experience of the mystical". So true. But whatthat further observations will justify the assumptions. In the case is it that one is experiencing?of Einsteins cosmology it was hoped that, on scales larger than Then, there was Einstein the pacifist, internationalist,clusters and superclusters of galaxies, the universe would become philosopher and humanist who signed a petition in favour ofsmooth."66 building the atomic bomb, only to excuse himself later by saying: "I do not regard myself as the father of the liberation ofShift Happens the nuclear energy. I only played an indirect role." Then he By the beginning of the 1930s, Einstein had become an added: "I only served as a mailbox. They handed over to me ainternational celebrity, but he was despised in Germany for his ready-to-sign letter; I had to sign!"68 But did he really? Was theJewish descent and criticised by Nazi scientists like Paul Weyland man in the ivory tower so alienated from the world that he was(1888–1972), who for years attacked his theories on a purely losing his grip on it?racial basis. Due to this ever worsening situation in his homeland, It was in this period that things other than bombs exploded. Thein December 1932 Einstein emigrated to the USA with his wife combined efforts of Carl Wirtz (1876–1939) and Edwin HubbleElsa. In 1935 he accepted a teaching position at the Institute for (1889–1953) showed that light from faraway stars seems redder theAdvanced Study at Princeton University, probably the most farther away they are—a phenomenon called "red shift". Thisfamous professor ever to hold a position there. could be explained if the Earth was embedded in a wall of At Princeton, Einstein felt alienated because at heart he was a gravitation or if the universe was expanding, as after an immenseGerman, although he claimed to be an internationalist and openly explosion. The nuclear bomb provided a sort of explanation, as onesupported the Jewish movement. To anyone reading his works of the leading nuclear scientists, George Gamow (1904–68),and looking at pictures of the older professor, he seemed sad and suggested to Einstein that the reason why, in his model, thefrustrated. There were reasons for this: imminent war, the universe did not collapse was the fact that it may be inflating at apersecution of the Jews, his wifes bad health (she died in 1936) tremendous speed due to some primordial explosion, nuclear style.69and his own failures to succeed in his work. His dream of the Today, scientists believing the Big Bang theory have retro-"theory of everything" had failed utterly: "...I locked myself into calculated the whole scenario down to the first billionth of aquite hopeless scientific problems—the more so since, as an billionth of a second of creation. But if Walter Ritz was right,elderly man, I have remained estranged from society here..."67 backtracking by studying the information we have today is more We do not need any more mathematics to explain the than difficult: it is impossible. But the Big Bangers did not carephenomenon; we need psychology—the psychology of science! because it added importance to the finalistic picture EinsteinHow else could we explain how a world-celebrated genius endorsed: a small, finite universe with a finite beginning andincreasingly refused to acknowledge facts? It seemed that by possibly a finite ending. One way or the other, the Bomb seemedrefusing to acknowledge spinning galaxies, inventing an to have done something good for a tearful Einstein.Endnotes 38. Einstein, A., "Die Grundlage der 46. ibid.28. Gribbin, J., In Search of the Edge of allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie" [The 47. Fort, C. H., Wild Talents, ClaudeTime, Black Swan, London, 1993 Foundation of the General Theory of Kendall, New York, 1932, Holt & Co.29. Davies, P. (ed.), The New Physics, Relativity"], Annalen der Physik 1916; 1934 reprintCambridge University Press, Cambridge, 49:769-822 48. Gribbin, op. cit.1989, 1996 reprint 39. Aspden, H., "Why Einstein Was 49. McCausland, op. cit.30. ibid. Wrong", Physics Lecture No. 2, Part 1, 50. ibid.31. Brown, T. T., "How I Control 1997, http://www.energyscience. 51. ibid.Gravity", Science and Invention, August org.uk/le/le02.htm 52. DeMeo, J., "Dayton Millers Aether1929 40. Gerber, P., "Die räumliche und Drift Experiments: A Fresh Look",32. Matthews, R. and Sample, zeitliche Ausbreitung der Gravitation", Orgone Biophysical Lab, May 2000,I.,"Breakthrough as Scientists Beat Zeitschrift für Mathematik und Physik http://www.orgonelab.org/miller.htmGravity", Sunday Telegraph, UK, 1898; 43:93-104 53. Miller, D., "The Ether-Drift1 September 1996, p. 3 41. Aspden, H., op. cit., Appendix (cont.) Experiment and the Determination of the33. ibid. 42. McCausland, I. (Department of Absolute Motion of the Earth", Reviews of34. Kaku, M., Hyperspace, Oxford Electrical and Computer Engineering, Modern Physics 5(2)203-242, July 1933,University Press, Oxford, 1994 University of Toronto), "Anomalies in the p. 231, quoted in DeMeo, op. cit.35. Good, T., Alien Base: Earths History of Relativity", Journal of 54. DeMeo, op. cit.Encounters with Extraterrestrials, Scientific Exploration 1999; 13(2)271-29, 55. Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 27,Century, London, 1998 http://www.scientificexploration.org/ 192636. Gribbin, op. cit. jse/articles/pdf/13.2_mccausland.pdf 56. Shankland, R. S. et al., "New37. Willmore, T. J., An Introduction to 43. ibid. Analysis of Interferometer ObservationsDifferential Geometry, Clarendon Press, 44. McCausland, op. cit. of Dayton Miller", Reviews of ModernOxford, 1958 45. McCausland, op. cit. 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  • 53. Non-Relativity Rules detected and have been proven to be simple dipole radio waves. On 18 April 1955, Einstein died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm, This became evident in 1956, when inventor Thomas T. Brown,a condition usually caused by copper deficiency. His death came working with the US Navy, was issued his patent on aa few weeks after publication of the Shankland paper that gravitational wave detector using simple dielectrical materialsdefamed Dayton Miller with Einsteinian blessing. Einsteins brain from nature—not high-technology science at all.73 And probablywas preserved and sectioned for further research to enable worst of all: Browns experiments may have been known toscientists to poke into the material basis for mystical genius. Einstein as early as the 1930s.Subsequent studies showed that the brain was nothing but a quiteordinary brain in size but with part of the frontal lobe missing anda higher than normal number of associative nerve cells. Couldthis explain Einsteins way of thinking? Was a secret formula A nd there ends our story. Readers are free to believe what they want. Einstein was in many respects a great theoretical thinker and had a productive mind, but, unfortunately for him, hisdiscovered, linking neurons with visions? theories of relativity show us one thing: when a great mind errs, The Special Theory of Relativity lingered on as a basic tool for the error becomes great. Instead of admitting and correcting theparticle science, and it proved useful in a number of cases but not shortcomings of his theories, he instead added toin others. Atomic clocks were created that were accurate to the misunderstandings and unnecessary disputes. ∞nanosecond, and when synchronised by radio signals they had tobe corrected according to non-relativistic Sagnac formulas. The About the Author:same holds true for satellites orbiting the Earth: they all rely on Born in Norway in 1947, Bjørn Johan Øverbye, MD, PhD, isnon-relativistic time-keeping. The laser ring gyro was invented, a practising medical doctor, writer, researcher and lecturer.which keeps track of relative rotation between Earth and He studied physics at the University of Oslo from 1966 toaeroplanes according to non-relativistic principles.70 1969 and finished his MD degree at the same university in The red shift in gravitational fields has been observed, but is 1976, receiving his licence to practise in 1978. In 1984 henot a confirmation of anything Einsteinian. The strange was awarded a PhD in Complementary Medicine from theperihelion of Mercury, whose calculation was once hailed as one International Open University, Sri Lanka. He is the author ofof Einsteins finest hours, can be calculated according to several books on alternative medicine plus a scientific reportNewtonian mathematics based on new knowledge of the irregular on cellphone hazards ("The Biophone Project", 2003). Heshape or "oblateness" of the Sun, or even Gerbers way. 71 Only has conducted research into bioresonance and developedthe deviation of electromagnetic signals passing the Sun remains. biophysical theories and diagnostic methods for treatingBut does it really? Nowadays, the Einsteinian formula is tested diseases using biophoton equipment, electromagnetism andwith radio signals from radio sources in the universe as they pass bioresonance. Dr Øverbye supports the notion that thethe Sun. But these signals have greater wavelengths than light, so aether is a key concept in both physics and energy medicine.a phenomenon called "aberration" appears, whereby signals bend This interest led him to investigate how Einstein prematurelynaturally without the need for gravitation to explain it.72 And by killed a useful concept and might have contributed to morethe way, whoever would claim that the Sun does not have a problems than solutions.magnetic field that could deflect electromagnetic signals? Dr Bj ørn Øverbye can be contact ed at Arendal Gravitational waves predicted by Einstein as waves in four Helsesenter, Box 348, 4803 Arendal, Norway, and by emaildimensions, so-called quadrupole waves, have long since been at bjorn@dr-overbye.no.57. DeMeo, James, "Critical Review of 1982 2004/12/11/new_physics_debating_the Shankland et al. Analysis of Dayton 64. Lerner, op. cit. einstein_matter_time_and_space.htmMillers Aether Drift Experiments", 65. Michelson, A. 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  • 55. L ast years UK crop circle season was perceived by some as disappointing. Despite several impressive glyphs, it was very late to start and there was a notable reduction in numbers compared with previous years. England remains the hub of global circular activity and mostly encapsulates the overall scene. As such, even other previously circle-blossoming countries seemed to be on a go-slow in 2006. The This years season British media gleefully printed prematurely dark obituaries for the phenomenon. With this in mind, 2007 was approached by some with trepidation that a downward slide featured an array of would continue. They neednt have worried. This year the first formation arrived earlier than in many seasons before it, and as the months went by this enduring mystery produced ingenious and many ambitious designs to match their forebears. Some hailed it as a renaissance year for original patterns, the crop circles, the general perception of enthusiasts being that the phenomenon had undergone a major revival. some exhibiting Interestingly, in truth, what we experienced in 2007 was a holding operation: there were almost exactly the same number of UK crop formations as in the previous year, with around unusual design 50 reported. The early start and a renewed concentration of activity in the Wiltshire heartlands (at the mysterious expense of suddenly circle-bereft counties like Sussex and perspectives, as Norfolk) perhaps gave a misleading impression of abundance. But neither was there a further reduction in overall numbers, and the ingenuity of some of the crop glyphs was well as interesting undeniably dazzling. All this helped create a better feeling amongst circle-watchers than had been experienced for some time. Indeed, driving around the Avebury area of Wiltshire, surveillance stories seeing crop formations on virtually every horizon, felt like a throwback to so-called circular and more "golden ages" of yore. It was certainly a surprise to receive the first event of the year as early as 15th April, near speculation about the Iron Age hill fort of Olivers Castle, Wiltshire. A huge ring containing seven arches, it was not only one of the more complex openings to a season for some time, but also the the purpose of this largest circular design ever discovered in oilseed rape (canola)—an impressive and mystically teasing 333 feet in diameter (curiously, the width of the outer ring was 33 feet). enduring A healthy smattering of intricate and beautiful formations then peppered Wiltshire in April and May—remembering that 2006 didnt see the first "proper" design appear until phenomenon. June. This time, by early June, most of the traditional regions had already been targeted with advanced creations such as the bizarre pyramidal complex of shapes which appeared on 7th June below the white horse carving overlooking the famous Alton Barnes area. The first Wiltshire formation to make national newsprint was the very unusual pictorial emblem found next to the ancient West Kennett long barrow on 28th June. Etched within a square of standing crop was a clear representation of a chequer-floored corridor with doors opening from it, designed with clever (if not entirely accurate) perspective. Described by some hopeful Egyptology buffs as a representation of an ancient temple or the alleged lost by Andy Thomas © 2007 "Hall of Records" below the Giza plateau, and by others as having connections to da Vincis 3 Old House Courtyard Last Supper fresco, more bookish observers pointed out its similarity to an illustration from Southover High Street a modern edition of Alice in Wonderland. One way or another, it seemed we were being Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1HT, UK led "down the rabbit-hole". Email: info@swirlednews.com The most controversial event of the year occurred at Alton Barnes in the early hours of Websites: 7th July with the arrival of a huge array of expanding and diminishing circles forming http://www.swirlednews.com arches across the acres known as East Field, a major circle-site of old. Not necessarily http://www.vitalsignspublishing.co.uk pleasing as a piece of design (though some speculated it might represent the holy Aum http://www.changingtimes.org.uk symbol), its scale, at 1,033 feet in total length, was more impressive. It was impossible to grasp its overall layout when standing within it. What distinguished this formation to makeOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 55
  • 56. Olivers Castle, Wiltshire. Reported 15th April. White Horse Milk Hill, near Alton Barnes, Wiltshire. Reported 7th Image: Lucy Pringle © 2007, www.lucypringle.co.uk June. Image: Lucy Pringle © 2007, www.lucypringle.co.uk West Kennett long barrow, near Avebury, Wiltshire. Reported 28th June. Image: Steve Alexander © 2007, www.temporarytemples.co.uk56 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 57. it one of the most discussed of 2007 was the presence of Gary King,Paula Presdee-Jones and UFO researcher Winston Keech, whoclaim to have been watching the field from nearby Knap Hill on thenight of its arrival. All reported seeing a bright flash over the fieldat about 3.00 am. A video camera was running at this time, and onthe tape the flash appears to show as a flicker of electronicinterference. Initial enhancement of footage taken that night appeared to showa blank field at 1.35 am, but by 3.20 am the glyph was visible.Given that some man-made crop formations have taken many hoursto construct, if the times are accurate—though sceptics are trying tocast doubt on this—this leaves only a very brief time window inwhich such a design could have been manually constructed. Puttogether with the claim that nothing suggesting human activity wasseen or heard by the observers that night, much was made of thisevidence in the "croppie" world, with a local press conference beingheld and a DVD being rushed into circulation. However, in truecrop circle confusion style, this did not stop assertions fromsupposed human circle-makers that t h e y in fact had made theformation. Claims and counter-claims of intrigue and dark deeds East Field, near Alton Barnes, Wiltshire. Reported 7th July.continue to circulate, without resolution, at the time of writing. Image: Lucy Pringle © 2007, www.lucypringle.co.ukCerealogical business as usual, then. This same formation also seemed to attract several tales ofmilitary helicopters performing mysteriously low manoeuvres overthe fields in the days after, and of strange men in white vansprowling around, but the more extreme stories remain largelyunsubstantiated and low helicopters do not, in themselves, provedubious purpose. Given that the Vale of Pewsey is a knownmilitary training area, such things are not entirely unusual, butothers argue that this years aerial activity was particularly—andoddly—intrusive. As the summer progressed, some truly remarkable creationsgraced the fields: a very accurate Yin-Yang symbol at Marksbury inSomerset on 7th July (the same night as the East Field controversy)was one of the few complex formations outside of Wiltshire andOxfordshire this year, while the latter county produced the mostunusual emblem of the season in the shape of an ingenious,fragmented butterfly design at Ashbury on 16th July. Of several ambitious and successful designs which appeared inthe later part of the summer, two stand out in particular and seemlinked in their themes. On 19th July, an extraordinary floral wheel Marksbury, Somerset. Reported 7th July.was discovered at Martinsell Hill in Wiltshire, comprising four Image: Steve Alexander © 2007, www.temporarytemples.co.uklayers, each with 18 petals, the petals gradually widening from thecentre with each layer. Its precision was stunning. On 1st August, anot-dissimilar but even more astounding wheel was found at SugarHill, near Aldbourne in Wiltshire. This time, four circular layers,with 36 perfect triangles each, surrounded 18 three-dimensional-looking cubes. This was considered by many to be the finestformation of the year, and a simple glance at images of it reminds usthat whatever the origins of this amazingly persistent mystery—stillargued over, after all these years—it should command our deepestrespect. Excited speculation on the Internet, courtesy of astronomicalinterpretations of this years glyphs circulated in July and earlyAugust by a mysterious individual known as "Red Collie" (in fact,an Australian scientist who made several appearances at UK circlegatherings this summer), had suggested 18th August as a time whensomething spectacular might occur. However, after a few morecomplex designs in the first half of August, the 18th was apparentlyignored and things soon went quiet, with one last formation to date(at the time of writing) tucking in at Hackpen Hill, Wiltshire, on30th August in the shape of a Celtic cross design. With researchers in a buoyant mood this summer (spoilt only by a Hailey Wood, near Ashbury, Oxfordshire. Reported 16th July. Image: Lucy Pringle © 2007, www.lucypringle.co.ukOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 57
  • 58. number of militant farmers who insisted on cutting out formations which would not be out of place in the English fields. The bestwithin just a day or two of their arrival—an increasing problem), example was the beautiful "Queen of Diamonds" formation whichthe impression was left that it had been a vintage year ambience- appeared on 10th June at Monteu da Po, Piemonte.wise, if not statistically. Even the usually voracious British press, The Netherlands claimed fourth place in the number stakes withdespite publishing one or two sniffy articles, seemed to go 13 events, and Belgium—an upcoming place for crop circles, itgenerally easy on the phenomenon this year, leaving those who seems—came an unexpected fifth with 11 glyphs.retain their enthusiasm for the subject to go about their circular Other countries to report formations in 2007 included Canada,business relatively unflustered. Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.Overseas themes Meanwhile, there was an upward revival in the fortunes of crop Speculations on the mysterycircles elsewhere in the world. Germany, which also had a quiet The question remains, of course, that if the 2007 season wasyear in 2006, came back to life in 2007 to produce 18 formations, indeed a "holding operation" for the crop circles, for what was itseveral of which pursued impressively complex floral themes. holding, and for whom? If the over-arching purpose of theOthers struck up links with their English counterparts, such as the phenomenon is to bring people together, to "raise consciousness"formation at Meensen in Lower Saxony on 23rd April, which for some world-changing event just around the corner, as manyseemed to be a reply to the 15th April opener at Olivers Castle, believe (perhaps related to the much-discussed prophecies for theWiltshire, with another play on seven arcs within a ring in oilseed year 2012), could it be that it knows it has now reached the massesrape. as much as it ever will do? After all, a quick viewing of circle Italy continued its ascendancy into being Englands closest rival website hit-rates reveals that with a whole planet of Net surfers,in terms of numbers, with a substantial 22 formations, some of perhaps surprisingly only a very few thousand ever bother to check in to see the new wonders in the fields. Croppies often have an over-expanded view of their own world, which, in actuality, remains a small one. But small worlds often give birth to big things... While significant mass-media coverage of curiosities like crop circles has largely moved on, replaced by a kind of background- level scepticism which makes media heroes of atheistic intellectuals like Richard Dawkins while reserving the "paranormal" for cheap entertainment, something about this strange phenomenon still refuses to die. The popular perception seems to be that the crop glyphs are simply the dying remains of an art terrorism fad that enjoys a little encore here and there—but some look at the evidence and refuse to believe that such an answer can explain all the wonders that still insist on occurring. Does the ever-elusive source behind the crop circle mystery keep a few new shapes going down here and there just to keep the ball rolling for those latecomers who might yet get sucked in, hoovered up, as it were, to join the small but significant minority of people who seem to be preparing for some kind of global change? Or are Martinsell Hill, Wiltshire. Reported 19th July. the shapes nothing more than some telepathically projected Image: Lucy Pringle © 2007, www.lucypringle.co.uk manifestation of our own consciousness, as some have speculated, which will peter out at the start of our next big psychic development, whatever that may be? Or is something really huge just around the corner in our fields which will bring crop circles back to big public awareness...? On, then, to 2008, and probably more of the same for now...but if all the phenomenon does is "hold", for many that will be enough. ∞ About the Author: And y Thomas is one the worlds leadin g crop circle researchers and is the author of five books on the phenomenon including Vital Signs, considered by many to be the definitive guide (see http://www.vitalsignspublishing.co.uk). He can be contacted by email at info@swirlednews.com. Image Credits and Contacts: • Steve Alexander: http://www.temporarytemples.co.uk/ • Crop Circle Connector: http://www.cropcircleconnector.com • John Montgomery (courtesy Crop Circle Connector website)West Overton, near East Kennett, Wiltshire. Reported 17th August. Image: Lucy Pringle © 2007, www.lucypringle.co.uk • Lucy Pringle: http://www.lucypringle.co.uk/58 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 59. Cliffords Hill, near All Cannings, Wiltshire. Reported 19th July. Chute Causeway, near Mount Cowdown, Wiltshire. Reported Image: John Montgomery © 2007 26th July. Image: Lucy Pringle © 2007, www.lucypringle.co.uk Sugar Hill, near Aldbourne, Wiltshire. Reported 1st August. Image: Lucy Pringle © 2007, www.lucypringle.co.ukOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 59
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  • 61. ANCIENT INDIAN JUGGLERS name of the Shudgarshid (from Shudgar, The account is given by the Emperor, burial-ground; and shid, proficient), and who was so struck with astonishment at theThis article is reprinted verbatim from the whose detestable trade it is to prowl about wonders which these men wrought that heIllustrated London News newspaper of 27 burning and burialgrounds to collect certain ascribes them to supernatural power. TheApril 1861, "Relics of the Past" column. pieces of human bone, with which they are performers were first desired to produce – Editor supposed to work their sorceries. upon the spot, from the seed, ten mulberryT he amazing performances of the The race commonly understood by the trees. They immediately sowed, in separate Eastern Magi, of which we have appellation of Indian jugglers have, places, seed in the ground, and in a few authentic details in the Old however, no such repulsive characteristics, minutes after a mulberry plant was seenTestament, have been the subject of though they pretend to magical powers, and springing from each of the seeds, everyspeculation rather than inquiry as many of their performances, whether in the plant as it rose in the air shooting forthinteresting as it is puzzling. An attempt to way of ingenuity or physical activity, are leaves and branches, and yielding excellentinvestigate by what agency they were absolutely marvellous, and have been fruit. In the same manner, and by a similareffected would be trenching upon delicate handed down from the most remote occult process, apple-trees, mangoes, fig-ground, ground already occupied by the periods. trees, almond, and walnut trees, werecontroversy between the authors of the In a Persian"Essays and Reviews" and their opponents. manuscript of We restrict ourselves to the speculation, great antiquity,and even this only by way of suggesting, containing thewhether the jugglers of India, whose memoirs of theperformances so far outstrip any by their E m p e r o rEuropean counterparts, may not trace their Jahangueir,origin to those wise men of the East from written bywhom they derive their lore in spells and himself, there ischarms, if not their feats of muscular a remarkableagility. There seems, at least, much description of theprobability that the performers who operations offrequent the public wells and halting-places certain Bengalin the East exhibiting feats of legerdemain jugglers, whofor the amusement of the travelling were called uponmerchants are of the same family not only to perform forof the snake-charmers, but of the Garodi the entertainment(juggler) tribe, who are known also by the of the court.*OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 61
  • 62. THE TWILIGHT ZONEcreated, all producing fruit, which resplendent mirror, by the radiance of the distance of a bow-shot from theJahangueir declares was exquisite to the which a light so powerful was other, the doors or entrances beingtaste. Nor was this all:— produced as to have illuminated the placed exactly opposite; they raised Before the trees were removed there hemisphere to an incredible distance the tent-walls all around, and desired appeared among the foliage birds of round; to such a distance, indeed, that that it might be particularly observed such surprising beauty in colour, and we have the attestation of travellers to that they were entirely empty. Then shape, and melody of song, as the the fact, who declared that, on a fixing the tent-walls to the ground, two world never saw before. At the close particular night, the same night on of the seven men entered, one into of the operation, the foliage, as in which the exhibition took place, and at each tent, none of the other men autumn, was seen to put on its the distance of ten days journey, they entering either of the tents. Thus variegated tints, and the trees saw the atmosphere so powerfully prepared, they said they would gradually disappeared into the earth illuminated as to exceed the brightness undertake to bring out of the tents any from which they had been made to of the brightest day they had ever seen. animal we chose to mention, whether spring. bird or beast, and set them in conflict Another of their feats is curious:— with each other. Khaun-e-Jahaun, Incredible as this relation appears, we They placed in my presence a large with a smile of incredulity, requiredhave the assurance of Major Price, the seething-pot, or cauldron, and, filling them to show us a battle between twodistinguished Orientalist, by whom it partly with water, they threw into it ostriches. In a few minutes twoJahangueirs memoirs were translated, that eight of the smaller mauns of Irâk of ostriches of the largest size issued, onehe has himself witnessed kindred rice, when, without the application of from either tent, and attacked eachoperations on the western side of India, but the smallest spark of fire, the cauldron other with such fury that the blood wasthat a sheet was employed to cover the forthwith began to boil. In a little time seen streaming from their heads. Theyprocess. "I have, however," he adds, "no they took off the lid, and drew from it were, at the same time, so equallyconception of the means by which they nearly a hundred platters full, each matched that neither could get thewere accomplished, unless the jugglers had with a stewed fowl at top! better of the other, and they werethe trees about them, in every stage, from The following is more extraordinary therefore separated by the men andthe seedling to the fruit." still:— conveyed within the tents. In short, From another of the "specious miracles" They produced a man whom they they continued to produce from eithernarrated by the Emperor we might suspect divided limb from limb, actually tent whatever animal we chose tothat these famous conjurers had anticipated severing his head from the body. They name, and before our eyes set them tothe modern discovery of the lime or electric scattered these mutilated members fight in the manner I have attempted tolight:— along the ground, and in this state they describe. One night, in the very middle of the lay for some time. They then extended night, when half this globe was a sheet or curtain over the spot, and He then goes on to tell that the wrapped in darkness, one of these one of the men, putting himself under performers were furnished with a bow and seven men stripped himself almost the sheet, in a few minutes came from about fifty steel-pointed arrows:— naked, and, having spun himself below followed by the individual One of the seven men took the bow swiftly round several times, he took a supposed to have been cut into joints, in hand, and shooting an arrow into sheet with which he covered himself, in perfect health and condition, and the air, the shaft stood fixed at a and from beneath the sheet drew out a one might have safely sworn that he considerable height; he shot a second had never arrow, which flew straight to the first, received to which it became attached; and so wound or with every one of the remaining i n j u r y arrows to the last of all, which, whatever. striking the sheaf suspended in the air, the whole immediately broke asunder But even this and came at once to the earth. p r o c e s s , astounding as it In flexibility and physical vigour the seems, is outdone jugglers of India are to this day unrivalled. by what are next Mr. Fane assures us that at Delhi he saw described, which several fellows jump down into a well must have been n i n e t y feet deep in pursuit of a rupee o p t i c a l thrown in to tempt them. 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  • 63. THE TWILIGHT ZONE Men of this class in Madras are notable THE "WOW!" MYSTERY TURNS 30! bring more sensitivity and wider spectral Tfor their lithe and supple bodies. One of hirty years ago on 15 August 1977, coverage to the quest, Shostak said.them will place a tall ladder upright on the astronomer Dr Jerry R. Ehman was After the single radio burst was detected,ground and wind himself in and out looking over a printout of radio data astronomers tried to track down a terrestrialthrough the rings [sic] until he reaches the from Ohio State Universitys Big Ear Radio cause. But they could find no glitch in thetop, descending in the same manner, Observatory when he saw a string of code system, and no source that could havekeeping the ladder, which has no other so remarkable that he had to circle it and explained the strength and the frequency ofsupport whatever, in a perpendicular t h e n scribbled "Wow!" in the margin. the seconds-long signal. Since then, theposition. This comment has since become the name "Wow!" signal has stood as one of the Their exhibitions with edged and pointed of the signal. central enigmas for alien-hunters, evenweapons are no less surprising, though not Was it a burst of human-made inspiring a scene in The X-Files.so pleasing, swallowing the sword being an interference, or an alien broadcast from the Ehman said aliens werent the first thingoperation so common as to be left only to stars? No one knows. The source of the that came to his mind when he saw the Bigthe inferior performers. A woman (for "Wow!" signal has never been heard from Ear data and wrote his famous word.there are female jugglers quite as expert as again—even though astronomers have "The Wow! was just an instantaneousthe men) will dip the point of a sword in looked for it dozens of times. response in writing," he said. "I had noblack pigment, fix the hilt firmly in the Now the SETI Institute is gearing up to expectations, other than: Heres somethingground, and then, after a few rapid look for it one more time, using the latest extremely interesting—and gee, lets try towhirlings in the air, will take off a portion tool for seeking signals from extraterrestrial find out what it is, or what it isnt."of the pigment with her eyelid. civilisations: the Allen Telescope Array in Ehman recently updated his own report There is another of these perilous feats of California. The array combines on the "Wow!" signal for the 30thwhich they make nothing. A sword and observations from dozens of separate six- anniversary, but the reports conclusionfour daggers are placed in the earth, with metre-wide (20-foot-wide) radio dishes to hasnt changed over all this time.their points upwards, at such a distance produce an instrument that will eventually "Its still an open question what thefrom each other as barely to admit of a become more sensitive than the worlds source of the signal was," he told me. "Wemans head between them; the operator largest single-dish telescope, the Arecibo just dont have enough information toplants a scimitar firmly in the ground, sits Observatory. determine that... We just cant draw anydown behind it, and suddenly at one bound "Once the Allen Telescope Array is up conclusion other than it still allows for thethrows himself over the scimitar, pitching and running, and that should be later this possibility that it was a signal from anhis head exactly in the centre of the space year, theres going to be a small project in extraterrestrial civilization."encircled by the daggers, and then, by a which well look at the same section where (Source: by Alan Boyle, 15 August 2007,reverse spring, turns over and resumes his the Wow! signal was detected, and of http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/place on the other side of the sword. It is course the same spot on the radio dial," 2007/08/15/319127.aspx. "The Big Earan act of very ordinary merit for them to said Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the Wow! Signal (30th Anniversary Report)" bywalk upon the edges of sabres, and to stick SETI Institute. Although that area of the Jerry R. Ehman, PhD, dated 2 August 2007,a sword in the ground and step upon the sky has been searched dozens of times is at http://www.bigear.org/Wow30th/point in crossing over it. Sometimes a before, the Allen Telescope A r r a y w i l l wow30th.htm.)piece of thin linen is stretched out slightlyin the hands of four persons, and theperformer will walk across it withoutforcing it from the grasp of the holders, oreven perceptibly ruffling it. * This Prince was the great grandson ofBaber, the restorer of the dynasty of Timur,and the son of the renowned Akbar, bywhose chivalrous valour in the field thetwenty-two provinces, then composing theempire India, were firmly subdued andtranquillised. Jahangueir succeeded to theempire in the year 1605, at a period whenthe ordinary annual revenue is estimated tohave been fifty-two millions of our money,and when the standing army of theMonarch consisted of three hundredthousand horse, and as many foot. ∞(Source: The Illustrated London News , This image is from a scan of a colour copy of the original computer printout taken several years after the 1977 arrival of the "Wow!" signal and after the printout had faded noticeably."Relics of the Past" column, 27 April 1861) (Source: http://www.bigear.org/Wow30th/wow30th.htm)OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 63
  • 64. THE TWILIGHT ZONE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF TV are free to accept or reject their teachings, through in sound. Were sorry about this, HIJACK BY EXTRATERRESTRIALS but only those who learn to live in peace and were doing our best to rectify the November 1977 will pass to the higher realms of spiritual fault." evolution. (2) "Finally, back home, engineers areI n southern England on Saturday "Hear now the voice of Vrillon, a trying to trace the source of what they call a evening 26th November 1977—nearly representative of the Ashtar Galactic rogue transmission which lasted about six 30 years ago—an unidentified voice Command, speaking to you. Be aware also minutes during ITNs early evening newsbroke into a broadcast by Independent that there are many false prophets and bulletin. It affected viewers in the BerkshireTelevision News and delivered a 600-word guides operating in your world. They will and Hampshire areas served by thestatement, live, in English, to the viewers. suck your energy from you—the energy Hannington transmitter. They heard a voiceThe statement lasted three minutes and 47 you call money—and will put it to evil ends which cut across what I was reading. Theseconds, and the sound file is now and give you worthless dross in return. voice said: Earthlings, lay down your arms.accessible on YouTube (http://uk.youtube. "Your inner divine self will protect you This is a message from outer space. Well,com/watch?v=thfL9hZW3uM). from this. You must learn to be sensitive to thousands of viewers later phoned Southern The total sound-hack lasted for about six the voice within that can tell you what is Television, the police and ITN here. Aminutes, starting at 5.10 pm. A UK truth and what is confusion, chaos and spokesman for the IndependentGovernment agency tried to block the untruth. Learn to listen to the voice of truth Broadcasting Authority said: This is thesignal, but failed. Thousands of people which is within you...and lead yourselves first incident of its kind in Britain.telephoned the TV station and the police. onto the path of evolution. This is our Winchester police said some people wereThe broadcasting authorities themselves message to our dear friends. We have frightened by the hoax message. They saidissued three apologies on air. The full texts watched you growing for many years as you, they sent an officer to calm down oneof those apologies are below. The woman. Well, I hope nothingsauthorities called it a "rogue interrupted this bulletin wherever youtransmission" and a "hoax". The source "Learn to listen to the voice are this evening. From all of us here,of the "hoax" was never identified. The of truth which is within goodnight."full text of the ET Vrillons November (3) "The Independent Broadcasting1977 message is as follows: you...and lead yourselves Authority is at a loss to explain the "This is the voice of Vrillon, a onto the path of evolution. mysterious message that broke into arepresentative of the Ashtar Galactic Southern Television news broadcast.Command, speaking to you. For many This is our message to The slow, deep voice proclaimed, inyears you have seen us as lights in the our dear friends." part: All your weapons of evil must beskies. We speak to you now in peace destroyed. You only have a short timeand wisdom as we have done to your – Vrillon, Ashtar Galactic Command to learn to live in peace. The stationbrothers and sisters all over this, your 26 November 1977 was immediately besieged by worriedplanet Earth. telephone callers demanding an "We come to warn you of the explanation. But as the informationdestiny of your race and your world, so that too, have watched our lights in your skies... officer for the Broadcasting Authority, Johnyou may communicate to your fellow There are more beings on and around your Ginnery, says, there could be severalbeings the course you must take to avoid world than your scientists admit. different causes of the message: Well, wethe disasters which threaten your world, and "We are deeply concerned about you and dont know for sure that it was a pirate call.the beings on other worlds around you. your path towards the light and will do all We know that there were some voices-overThis is in order that you may share in the we can to help you. Have no fears, seek saying certain things of which we haventgreat awakening, as the planet passes into only to know yourselves, and live in got an exact record. Weve had a lot ofthe New Age of Aquarius. The New Age harmony with the ways of your planet accounts, obviously, a lot of people havecan be a time of great peace and evolution Earth. We here at the Ashtar Galactic been phoning us and other people about it.for your race, but only if your rulers are Command thank you for your attention. We simply dont know what it was.made aware of the evil forces that can We are now leaving the planes of your Broadcasts, of course, are monitored at anovershadow their judgements." existence. May you be blessed by the operations centre, but there, there was "Be still now and listen, for your chance supreme love and truth of the cosmos." simply a mumble and there was somemay not come again. All your weapons of picture distortion. We had a lot of reportsevil must be removed. The time for conflictis now past, and the race of which you are apart may proceed to the higher stages of its T he full texts of the broadcasting in, but, as I say, we simply dont know what authorities three apologies for the ETs it was. Independent Radio News, its three "rogue transmission" are as follows. The minutes past twelve."evolution if you show yourselves worthy to first two were parts of ITN TV news Sources: Alcuin Bramertons blog, 17do this. You have but a short time to learn bulletins later in the same evening and the August 2007, http://alcuinbramerton.to live together in peace and goodwill. third was broadcast on Independent Radio b l o g s p o t . c o m / 2 0 0 7 / 0 8 / e x t r a t e r r e s t r i a l - "Small groups all over the planet are that night. television-hijack.html; YouTube posting, 27learning this, and exist to pass on the light (1) "We understand that viewers in some July 2007, http://uk.youtube.com/watch?of the dawning New Age to you all. 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  • 67. REVIEWS shows just what these extraordinary water In part three, waters of the sky occupy her crystal images can teach us about ourselves attention, whether from the perspective of and the world around us. He covers the sci- drought and climate change to rain-making Reviewed by Ruth Parnell ence of crystal formation, the hexagonal traditions and water-harvesting techniquesTHE SPIRIT OF WATER structure of water molecules (akin to that of such as air wells, dew ponds and fog fences.by Lawrence Ellyard snowflakes), sacred geometry and symbol- In the final part, Moore emphasises restor-O Books, UK, USA, 2007 ism, sympathetic resonance, and the hado of ing the waters, with information on savingISBN 1-84694-071-2 (160pp tpb) health and happiness, among many aspects. Australian landscapes from soil salinity,Available: see http://www.o-books.net Theres also a powerful environmental recreating chains of ponds and trapping message in this life-affirming book. stormwater in cities. She shows ways weW estern Australian Reiki practitioner and author Lawrence Ellyard is a stu-dent of pioneering Japanese water crystal THE WISDOM OF WATER can conserve water at the household level, act to improve water collection, transporta-researcher Masaru Emoto, whose books by Alanna Moore tion and storage systems, and be creative Python Press, Australia, 2007 with flowforms and crystals to recharge ourMessage from Water and The Hidden ISBN 978-0-9757782-1-0 (250pp tpb) supplies. Moore encourages us to develop aMessage in Water with their amazing photos Available: PO Box 929, Castlemaine Vic spiritual relationship with water which takesof water crystals have inspired millions to 3450, email info@geomantica.com us way beyond the typical response of tak-appreciate water in a new light. Dr Emoto ing this precious resource for granted.has written the foreword to Ellyards bookThe Spirit of Water, which continues theexploration of hado—a word Emoto uses to I n her new book, Australian geomancer Alanna Moore devotes her energies to the subject of water, exploring its manifesta- From the geomantic perspective, says Moore, water is "a conveyor of the intelli- gence and vitality of the planet, a supremedescribe the universes subtle, vibrational tions, spiritual aspects and indigenous tradi- repository of creative love-wisdom". Byenergy. It was Dr Emoto who suggested tions as well as issues of supply, safety and honouring the water of nature, we honourthat Ellyard write the first definitive hado conservation. (She is the author of Stone our environment and learn to heal ourselves.book from a Westerners perspective. Age Farming and Divining Earth Spirit, The fundamental message is that water is a reviewed in NEXUS 8/04 and 12/03.)medium that receives, stores and transmits In part one, on waters of the Earth, Mooreinformation, manifesting consciousness in considers the rise and fall of civilisationsphysical form. Imbuing water with positive due to plentiful waters becoming degraded.or negative thoughts and then freezing it She discusses ancient Aboriginal water har-results in a picture of captured beauty or vesting and aquaculture practices, the futurechaos. Water from polluted sources looks of groundwater sources including Australiasugly and distorted in crystallised form, Great Artesian Basin and the threat fromwhereas water from clean and positive radioactivity, and using dowsing to findsources has elegant symmetries. Knowing underground water and determine its quality.this, and the fact that the body contains Next, Moore looks at the power, wisdomaround 70% water, means that what we and mystery of water with its special crys-think, say and do affects the water content in talline, energetic and healing properties. Inthe body and hence our health. many spiritual traditions, water occupies a Ellyard, who qualified as a hado practi- central position and is often the object oftioner two years ago, takes the reader on a worship, personified in water goddess tradi-magical and sometimes confronting tour that tions all around the world.OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 67
  • 68. REVIEWSTHE NEW PYRAMID AGE mountains which are in evidence, for travel and trade that may have broughtby Philip Coppens instance, along the Nile and Supe valleys? African, Asian and European peoples, alongO Books, UK, USA, 2007 Coppens suggests that different designs with their knowledge and customs, to theISBN 1-84694-046-X (287pp tpb) were employed that conformed to a "point of region. Their predilection for cranial elon-Available: See http://www.o-books.net creation template" or a "pyramid template" gation is a signature look that is also seen in that was adapted to suit local circumstances the ancient Egyptian culture, and the OlmecsW hen pyramids are mentioned, most often we think of the Great Pyramidsof Egypt or perhaps the stepped pyramids of and cultures. Built by ancestors who saw history as cyclical, the pyramids would have had a distinctive hieroglyphic script. Their sculptural forms featuring the quizuo hands-the Maya of Mexico or the ziggurats of the been seen as signs of creation—places that on-knees meditative postures have similari-ancient Sumerians. But the territory of the were outside time, and time unaffected by ties in many Old World cultures.pyramid-builders was much more extensive space. He presents a highly readable The heyday of the Olmecs seems to havesays UK-based Belgian investigator Philip overview of the subject, with lots of black- been from at least 1500 to 400 BC, and itCoppens, who has finally put together over a and-white photos throughout. may have been natural disaster that causeddecades research into one volume (and will their demise. Its evident, says Childress,surely be featuring this subject when he THE MYSTERY OF THE OLMECS that they preceded the Maya—an inconve-speaks at our conference in October). by David Hatcher Childress nient truth for many archaeologists—but Long-time NEXUS readers will have some Adventures Unlimited Press, Kempton, they also heavily influenced this and otherfamiliarity with the territory covered, as our Illinois, USA, 2007 Central American civilisations such as thepages have included articles from Coppens ISBN 1-931882-77-0 (261pp tpb) Toltecs and Aztecs. If only we had the keysand other authors on pyramids as far afield Available: adventuresunlimitedpress.com to unlock this mystery, wed solve many unknowns of the ancient world. Childressas Caral in the Supe Valley in Peru (identi-fied in 1948 and rediscovered in 1994), inShanxii Province in China (first described in T races of the Olmecs were first described by archaeologists in the late 1860s, but it wasnt until 1942 that they were acknowl- includes many colour and b&w photos, diagrams and maps to illustrate his archaeo- logical and anthropological travelogue.the early 20th century but not confirmed till edged as a civilisation in their own right. As1994), as well as in Italy and Bosnia (first youll read in David Hatcher Childresss lat-explored by archaeologists in 2005). est tome, the Olmecs were arguably the In The New Pyramid Age, Coppens mother civilisation of the Mesoamericandescribes all these pyramids and more (even region, although there were precursor cul-on Mars) in terms of what is known of their tures about which even less is known.history, archaeological excavations and an The most striking artefacts passed down byarray of theories proposed as to their age, the Olmecs are the colossal carved stonesiting, purposes and the belief systems heads, often with distinctly African featuresbehind them. Ultimately he argues for a and headdresses (like African Rugby play-largely contemporaneous pyramid-building ers!), unearthed in increasing numbers withexplosion in the Old and New Worlds in expeditions from the 1920s. Even today,around 3000 BC, the purpose being to there are new discoveries being made thatexpress the Creation myth, perhaps as a cos- are shedding light on this enduringly myste-mic imperative, but not to serve as tombs for rious people. Here, Childress includes his-departed royalty. Could it be that these torical sources in his narrative that coversstructures were inspired by naturally occur- the origin, rise and fall of the Olmecs, andring "creation mounds" or pyramid-shaped speculates on the influence of transoceanic68 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 69. TALMUD JMMANUEL REVIEWS against the dangers of gods and religious reported by many bushwalkers), missingby Judas Ischarioth cults, including the Essenes whom he saw as time experiences, secret roads with unwel-Steelmark LLC, Tulsa, OK, USA, 2007 twisting his true message. And yet women coming signs and intimidating fencing (hik-(fourth edition; edited by Eduard A. Meier) are not considered equal, if the chapter on ers in the Burragorang Valley in 1970 cameISBN 0-9711523-3-0 (278pp tpb) marriage and cohabitation is any guide. upon a US military policeman), energy vor-Available: www.steelmarkonline.com Rashids text was edited by Meier and first texes transporting aircraft hundreds of miles released in 1974; this is the fourth edition, away in an instant, and the presence of localA ccording to his testimony, in 1963 Swiss-born prophet and Plejaran con-tactee Eduard ("Billy") Meier uncovered a and includes German and English transla- tions plus predictions of prophets Jeremia and foreign intelligence operatives including ASIO and CIA agents. The Gilroys are cer-set of Aramaic scrolls from a cave in and Elia, transmitted to Meier in 1989 by the tain that theres a hive of subterranean basesJerusalem. He was in the company of a entity Quetzal, which warn of increasingly in the "triangle" which are interconnected byGreek Orthodox priest, Isa Rashid, who had troubled times until we wake up to the truth. road and rail tunnels and are linked to adiscovered the cave, believed to be the bur- Readers should make up their own minds... series of submarine ports just beyond theial place of Jmmanuel before he "rose from east coast—which, they say, goes some waythe dead" to continue his mission of teaching BLUE MOUNTAINS TRIANGLE to explaining coastal dwellers sightings ofunconditional love and wisdom. by Rex and Heather Gilroy UFOs emerging from the sea. Rashid translated 36 chapters (about a URU Publications, Australia, 2006 Apart from illustrations from eyewitnessesquarter) of the so-called Talmud Jmmanuel ISBN 0-9578716-6-3 (217pp tpb) and plenty of photographs showing theinto German before the scrolls were appar- Available: URU Publications, PO Box stark, eerie beauty of the region, there areently destroyed in 1974 during an Israeli 202, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia, tel diagrams of underground space technology research bases apparently drawn by a formerattack on a refugee camp in Lebanon where +61 (0)2 4782 3441, www.rexgilroy.com government employee. A spooky journey,Rashid was hiding with his family. Withboth Christians and Jews in pursuit of himdue to the scrolls content, which was critical U nidentified flying objects of an array of shapes have been seen around the vast wilderness region of the Blue Mountains but one which we hope will be supported by more hard evidence before too long.of both religions, he eventually paid with his west of Sydney, Australia, since 1875 whenlife. Unfortunately, no pictorial evidence of colonial settlers in the Kurrajong areathe scrolls is presented here, although photos reported "a gigantic, squarish flying craft".of two artefacts, including an Indian-style Rex Gilroy, an investigator of UFO, cryp-figurine, are. The story goes that Jmmanuel tozoology and phenomenal mysteries for 50travelled out of Palestine and eventually into years (see Mysterious Australia, 3/01), hasKashmir; his disciple Judas Iscarioth (not written this book with his wife Heather, whoJuda Ihariot, the betrayer) eventually herself has a 40-year pedigree in the field.returned to Jerusalem to secrete his writings Blue Mountains Triangle is a collection ofand the artefacts for safekeeping. information and eyewitness accounts about There are obvious similarities with Gospel strange goings-on above and below thestories (whose veracity is subject to dispute), remote, densely wooded valleys of thisbut the big difference is that Jmmanuel majestic landscape (the Gilroys maps stake(known to us by the name of Jesus) claimed out the territory). As well as UFO sightingsto have an extraterrestrial origin and was in there have been reports of alien abductions,contact with his ET guardians. In his teach- underground space bases (rumblings ofings on the laws of Creation, he railed heavy machinery underfoot have beenOCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 69
  • 70. REVIEWSTHE WISDOM OF THE SOUL lust for power. In his commentary, Lawton military helicopters and heavy artillery fireby Ian Lawton seems to dismiss hard evidence from arte- from the Salisbury military base not far fromwith research by Andy Tomlinson facts found in strata millions of years old. his summertime home in Wiltshire, heRational Spirituality Press, UK, 2007 The last question dealt with reality and derides the theory (as well as its exponents)ISBN 0-9549176-1-8 (170pp tpb) time, and the message is that we need linear that the military is using microwaves to cre-Available: http://www.rspress.org time to get by on the physical plane. There ate the circles. Critics, New Agers, middle- is a bigger picture of human destiny, but we aged female American tourists and fellowI n this sequel to The Book of the Soul (see 13/02), Ian Lawton continues his "rationalspirituality" theme in collaboration with need to learn to live in the now because this affects our Earthly linear future. dedicated researchers are all in his sights. Glickman is on the side of appreciating theAndy Tomlinson, a British psychotherapist, Lawton concludes that one of the keys is to mystery for its majesty. In his writings, hespecialist in past life and interlife regression find a balance between the spiritual and the tracks the geometric progressions expressedand author of Exploring the Eternal Soul. physical on our souls mission. in the English fields each year, often beingTo start, Lawton recaps on the history and proved correct in his predictions of five-, CORNOGRAPHY: The New Swirled seven-, and 11-fold geometries.reliability of interlife research and explains Order Because Glickmans book is text based,the methodology used in experiments with by Michael Glickman with light-grey-scaled pictographics10 of Tomlinsons clients, most of whom The Squeeze Press, Glastonbury, 2007 throughout, readers will need to refer tohad done personal interlife sessions before. ISBN 1-906069-04-2 (231pp tpb) other photographic sources to compare spe- Lawton and Tomlinson decided to focus cific formations that are discussed. Its anon the universal, not on the personal, to see Available: http://www.squeezepress.com entertaining read, spiced up with made-upif their clients could access information fromthe "elders" or "spirits of the light" thatwould benefit the human collective. The A rchitect Michael Glickman has been vis- iting crop circles and studying the phe- nomenon for 17 years, and as a lecturer and stories just to test if were alert. (See our coverage of the 2007 crop circle season highlights, with introduction by"unusual soul behaviour" question covered an author on the subject has caused and been Andy Thomas, in this edition.)trapped souls, multiple incarnations, walk- subjected to his fair share of controversy.ins, demonic entities and more. The For this book, hes assembled despatchesresponses affirmed that we do have free will, from the frontlines of cerealogy coveringso the future is not set in stone. The "soul 1991–2005, first published in his columnsdevelopment" question looked at the pur- for John Michells Cerealogist magazine,pose of reincarnation and how souls use Andy Thomass Sussex Circular and SCtheir time in the interlife. Were told that magazines and the Swirled News website,"the Source is All", as the great sages said, and also from his own "Wheat from theand that soul consciousness is holographic. Chaff" blog. While not intended to be a Another question touched on humanitys definitive record of the enigmatic croporigins, the fate of lost civilisations and what glyphs, Cornography serves as a sociologi-the future might hold for us. Feedback sug- cal review of these interesting times.gested were more likely 100,000 years old, Glickman dishes out his disdain to hoaxersbut the elders hinted that we were preceded and the people who believe them based onby other "models" that we know of as no evidence at all. He really lashes out atLemurians and Atlanteans who were more researcher Colin Andrews and his unfound-evolved spiritually yet still managed to ed belief that 80% of the field formations aredestroy their civilisations by their greed and man-made. While he cringes at the sound of70 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 71. CANCER IS A FUNGUS REVIEWS economics that prevent a simple, cheap ther-by Tullio Simoncini apy from reaching the masses.Edizioni Lampis, Rome, Italy, 2007 Dr Simoncini sounds a passionate rallyingISBN 88-87241-08-2 (244pp tpb) cry for an effort of association, cooperationAvailable: http://www.cancerfungus.com and even "spiritual complicity" to dismantle the mistakes and lies of orthodox cancerI talian oncologist Dr Tullio Simoncinis 2005 book, now available in English, is anattack on flawed, futile conventional cancer thinking and treatment and to shed light on appropriate structures and equipment thatthinking/treatments and a call for a radical can restore hope to millions around thereassessment of the disease based on the world. The clinical case studies bear wit-model that cancer is a fungus—specifically, ness in this most promising, accessibleCandida albicans—and thus can be treated answer to cancer.with antifungal medicine. The most power-ful antifungal, as Dr Simoncini has discov- AETHER: The Transcriptered, is both inexpensive and unpatentable:sodium bicarbonate! by various contributors Last edition we ran the doctors article on Pathway (Initiatives) Ltd, Tring, UK, 2006his fungus theory/therapy, and now readers ISBN 0-900034-10-7 (222pp tpb)can study his ideas, therapy and treatment Available: http://www.aetheraware.org E instein may have put the dampener on the aether, but over a century later thinkers from all walks of life are part of a new awareness of the aether—a concept that goes back at least to the ancient Greeks. This compilation, a transcript of eight hours of interviews (also available on CD- ROM), brings together engineers, scientists, ecologists, healing practitioners and artists with their views on this concept which, to some, is so tangible that it constitutes the substrate, the matrix, of our physical reality and to others is the stuff of aetheric realms. Its safe to say that the aether is understood in many cultures by different names, and there are diverse ideas held about it. The brains and narrator behind this UK-results in more detail. Dr Simoncini gets to based project, with interviews recorded inthe core of cancers pathological anatomy, 2004–06, is producer Michael Finesilver,considering also the mind-body-spirit con- and the commentators include electricalnection, and rules out the "bluff" of genet- engineer/scientist Nick Thomas, biologist/ics, multiple factors and cancer statistics in ecologist Margaret Colquhoun, physicist Ianunderstanding the true nature of the disease. Thompson, biologist Brian Goodwin, actor/When orthodox treatments like chemothera- esotericist Patrick Dixon, Scientific andpy give patients at best a seven per cent Medical Network program director Davidchance of survival, there has to be better Lorimer, healer/clairvoyant Yiannis Pittis,way. And a better way there is when the sculptor/Flowforms inventor John Wilkesorigin and genesis of tumours is understood and more. A substantial section comprisesin terms of pathogenic fungi. "The Engineers Report", where Thomas The Candida fungus is explained in terms engages with contributors on the deeply rel-of its opportunistic behaviour, its similar evant question, "Whats Missing that Makesgenetic structure to cancer, its constant pres- Science Such a Turn-off?" Turning theence in cancer tumours and the phenomenon tables on scientific basics, these specialistsof metastasis. Dr Simoncini outlines his discuss polarity, consciousness, light/dark,many years of oncological research and his levity/gravity, chaos/cosmos against thetherapy using sodium bicarbonate as a logi- backdrop of the aether.cal solution to the cancer problem. He gives In the "bigger picture" discussion, thisexamples of specific bicarb soda therapies ancient idea is interpreted in terms of mod-to treat cancers of the pharynx, stomach, ern struggles. The central tenets are to seeliver, abdomen, intestines, spleen, pancreas, the aether as a pre-physical matrix for newbladder, prostate, brain, lung, breast, skinand more. Plus, he addresses the arguably forms, and regard knowledge as power—formore intractable problems of dealing with if ideas and thoughts are real, then the aetherconformist medical practices, politics and is real. There are many gems for the seri- ous, the practical and the imaginative alike.OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 71
  • 72. REVIEWS HIGH & DRY the coalition government or the Labor Party by Guy Pearse and looks to community leadership and indi- Viking/Penguin Books, Australia, 2007 vidual action in creating a better future. ISBN 978-0-670-07063-3 (480pp tpb) Available: http://www.penguin.com.au; MARALINGA: Australias Nuclear also see http://www.highanddry.com.au Waste Cover-up by Alan Parkinson I ts unusual for a card-carrying Liberal Party member, government adviser and lobbyist to turn whistleblower, but thats ABC Books, Sydney, Australia, 2007 ISBN 978-0-7333-2108-5 (231pp tpb) exactly what Guy Pearse did when he went Available: http://shop.abc.net.au public on 13 February 2006 on ABC TVs Four Corners current affairs program. He declared that behind Australian Prime T he Australian government may have announced in 2000 that the clean-up of the former British nuclear test site at Minister John Howards intransigence in not Maralinga in South Australia was a success, ratifying the Kyoto Protocol and in refusing a "world first" and "worlds best practice", to insist on tighter carbon emission controls but the site is still riddled with plutonium was the industry collective he calls "the and other deadly radioactive materials. greenhouse mafia". In league with these Contaminated soil and debris were buried at "quarry visionaries" are former public ser- shallow depth (2–3 metres) in unlined vants and ministerial staffers, neoliberal trenches, and radioactive dust is scattered think-tankers and conservative media com- across thousands of hectares of landscape. mentators, economists and lobbyists. Now, Its certainly not safe for the Tjarutja people Pearce has written High & Dry, which grew to return to and reclaim their tribal lands. English-born mechanical/nuclear engineer Alan Parkinson worked from 1989 in devel- oping options for the site clean-up and was appointed by the federal Department of Primary Industries and Energy in 1993 to oversee operations. He was a member of MARTAC, the Ministers advisory commit- tee, but was removed from the project and committee by the beginning of 1998 after he objected to the project management tender for in situ vitrification (ISV) being awarded to a company with no experience in the field. Nor did senior public servants know anything of the technology or requirements. Parkinson holds that the government was only ever interested in the cheapest option of shallow burial, and a debris pit explosion at the start of the ISV phase sounded the death out of his PhD thesis preparation in 2001–05 knell for this safer, longer-term option. and a series of interviews he conducted. Maralinga is Parkinsons hard-hitting Environmental science and policy were account of his work (which was held in high Pearses specialities ahead of his appoint- regard by his colleagues), the realities of the ment as an adviser in 1997–98 to the then project, the gross understatement by the environment minister, Robert Hill. He was British as to what theyd left behind after soon to learn that the government had no their 1956–63 tests, the bungling of bureau- intention of agreeing to reduced carbon emissions and that the situation would only crats, the blinkered attitude of politicians get worse. Indeed, by May 2006, Howard (except for federal Democrats senator Lyn was on the nuclear bandwagon and had fur- Allison), the betrayal of the traditional own- ther aligned his greenhouse policies with ers (whom he represented in 1998–2000) those of the US Bush administration and and the creation of a disastrous radioactive against Australias national interest. legacy for the future. Pearse laments that Howards greenhouse Parkinson blew the whistle on ABC Radio policy is protecting those who are causing Nationals Background Briefing on 16 April the pollution—a corporate cabal with inter- 2000, which then spawned more media cov- ests in coal, uranium, aluminium, oil, lique- erage, public outrage and the expected offi- fied natural gas and steel—and that renew- cial denials. At a time when the Howard able energy technologies/programs are being government (under which the project came deliberately undermined and underfunded. unstuck) is going gangbusters on nuclear In the final part, Pearse analyses the 2007 power and is hell-bent on establishing "election year equation" in terms of a win by nuclear waste dumps in remote desert areas, Parkinsons book is an important exposé.72 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 73. THE WEB OF DEBT: The Shocking REVIEWS called "tequila trap": wooed by foreignTruth About Our Money System loans and investment, they then open upby Ellen Hodgson Brown, JD their currencies to speculative manipulation.Third Millennium Press, USA, 2007 We need to "beat the robber barons at theirISBN 0-9795608-0-4 (510pp tpb) own game", says Brown, by replacing theirAvailable: http://www.webofdebt.com; banking monopoly with a freely flowingwww.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk public money supply to restore national sov- ereignty. Her prescription can be writtenL os Angeles–based attorney specialising in civil litigation, Ellen Brown, JD, isthe author/co-author of 11 books, most of internationally to liquidate unfair and repressive Third World debt with "the clickwhich deal with health issues. Now, in Web of a mouse". The need is urgent, and Brownof Debt, she diagnoses the problems with has a vision of government without taxes orthe monetary system and prescribes a solu- debt. This is well-researched book offers ation for the people to take back their power. way to navigate these troubled times. Long-time NEXUS readers are familiarwith the diagnosis: that money (apart from PSI SPIES: The True Story ofcoins) and credit creation are in the hands of Americas Psychic Warfare Programa private money cartel, which in the US is by Jim Marrsheaded by the Federal Reserve—a private New Page Books, NJ, USA, 2007corporation, not a government institution. ISBN 1-56414-960-9 (318pp tpb)The people have become trapped by "the Available: www.newpagebooks.comdebt spider" (depicted so aptly by DavidDees in his cover design). The banks must D istinguished investigative journalist Jim Marrs sets his sights in PSI Spies on top-secret military/intelligence remote view- ing (RV) programs and their spin-offs— which were taken very seriously behind the scenes despite the highly publicised mid- 1990s US official denials. Marrs started out on this unexpected quest in the early 1990s and had his book ready in 1995, but his pub- lisher suddenly cancelled the deal. Its a long story! Finally, he had a limited edition of this book published in 2000, and this new version is expanded and updated. Marrss previous historical forays include works on the JFK assassination (Crossfire), global conspiracies (Rule by Secrecy; see 8/01), the UFO phenomenon (Alien Agenda) and 9/11 (Inside Job, 11/06; The Terror Conspiracy, 14/01). His personal "need to know" has seen him rubbing shoulders withcontinually seek out new loans to service the Ingo Swann (the brains behind the originalinterest on existing loans; thus they expand remote viewing protocols) and a host of RVthe money supply, which in turn inflates experts whove since gone on to start upprices and robs us of value for our money. and/or leave their own companies. Some ofWhen banks and sub-prime lenders lend these RV military/intelligence names wouldmoney to people who cant afford to repay be known to our long-time readers: Major-it, as is happening now, it cant be too long General Albert Stubblebine, Col. Johnbefore the US economy crashes—and other Alexander, David Morehouse, Ed Dames,economies along with it. Control of the Lyn Buchanan, Mel Riley, Joemoney supply wasnt always like this, and McMoneagle, Skip Atwater and more.Brown points to historical examples show- The projects that these military RV-ersing that provincial governments once issued were assigned covered UFOs, crop circles,and lent paper money, where the proceeds Middle Eastern war efforts, goings-on in/on/were used for the benefit of colonists. around Mars, and much more. Jim Marrs Browns purview is not purely US-centric, considers the testimony dispassionately andfor this is a global problem. She has lived in without putting down his subjects; hes aseveral countries over the years and now true truth-seeker. His epilogue includes ananalyses the spread of the bankers web in RV exercise with viewer John Kovacs whonations such as Mexico, Germany (the case agreed to investigate Marrss passion forof hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic), American Civil War re-enactments. TheRussia, Yugoslavia, Argentina, Zimbabwe,Malaysia, China, India and more. Many of result is a fascinating take on the sound ofthese nations have been caught in the so- the "Rebel yell"—a feature of the 1863 bat- tle of Gettysburg. Captivating stuff!OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 73
  • 74. REVIEWS ALIEN INVASION – SECRET SPACE II THE NAKED QUEEN by Chris Everard, Enigma Motion Pictures by Rising Dawn Pictures © 2007 Reviewed by Duncan Roads © 2007 Available: Rising Dawn Pictures, PO Box Available: www.secretspacedvd.com/ 363, Nelson, BC, Canada V1L 5R2,AMERICA – FROM FREEDOM TO website http://www.thenakedqueen.comFASCISMProduced/written/directed by Aaron Russo T his documentary seeks to expose a cos- mic conspiracy against mankind. It purports that thousands of years ago, alien T he film The Naked Queen is a cultural critique of the mythic foundations of the© All Your Freedoms Inc., PO Box 1213, beings invaded Earth, interbred with humans war on drugs which has, in essence, become264 South La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, and became mythologised into religious a war on cannabis. Starting with the ancientCA 90211, USA, website teachings; their genes seeded the bloodlines history of cannabis and leading to thehttp://www.freedomtofascism.com/ of todays royal and political elites. extremism of US federal policy with regard It is suggested that some aliens return to to this enigmatic plant, this featureD etermined to find the law that requires American citizens to pay federal incometaxes, film producer Aaron Russo (The Rose, Earth on a regular or cyclic basis to collect resources, such as human and animal DNA. documentary strips away the propagandist illusions about cannabis with its roots inTrading Places) set out on hell, unveiling thea journey. His film hypocrisy of thisAmerica: From Freedom entrenched policy.to Fascism is a compelling The Naked Queenand troubling account of explores cannabis from ahow the wealth of the cultural, rural, CanadianUnited States was silently perspective. It finds thepassed from its citizens to a common sensibilitieshandful of powerful around the issues ofbankers in 1913—the year growing and usingthat the Federal Reserve cannabis. Why is the useAct became law. (and abuse) of alcohol and Neither left- nor right- pharmaceutical drugs sowing in perspective, this acceptable but marijuanastartling examination of use plagued with stigma?government exposes the systematic erosion Subjects include: lunar UFO photos; giant The Naked Queen looks at the facts aroundof civil liberties in America. structures on the Moon; alien technology in the demonisation, and the rising number of Through interviews with US Congressmen, ancient Egypt; Wandjina aliens in Australia; arrests for cannabis, and asks: What are thea former IRS Commissioner, former IRS and photo fakery of Moon landings; lakes and effects of prohibition and who is benefiting?FBI agents, tax attorneys and authors, Russo forests on Mars; UFOs in the Bible; The Naked Queen is not about glorifyingconnects the dots between money creation, Anunnaki reptilian humanoids; and how the cannabis. It is about respecting it as aone world government and immigration, war in Iraq is also a cover for the elite to medicine and looking at this issue withcomputerised voting, federal income taxes hunt down and kill people of certain openness and honesty.and the national identity card using radio fre- (Sumerian) bloodlines. This uniquely Canadian film has a timelyquency identification (RFID) technology This is pure David Icke, Zecharia Sitchin relevance for those seeking to understand thewhich becomes law in May 2008. and Erich von Däniken material—all rolled plant called cannabis and the culture Sadly, Russo died on 24 August 2007. into four hours of DVD documentary. surrounding it.74 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 75. REVIEWS NPM signed a collaborative agreement with MSF. From the outset, NPM has supported projects through concerts, audio books, Reviewed by Richard Giles downloads and CDs. eMotive brings four ofLIQUID GEOMETRY the group together with selections fromby John Consemulder albums and projects of the last four years. Very creative world/Spanish-influencedSounds True, USA, 2007 (76mins) music. All profits from sales go to MSF.Distributors: Australia— Brumby Booksand Music, tel (03) 9761 5535; USA—Sounds True, tel 1800 333 9185, web- INNER ALCHEMYsite http://www.soundstrue.com by Mary Rodwell, RN Newmind Records, Australia, 2007 (10I n the beginning, the word was sound—and the world is sound. So says JohnConsemulder in his notes for this CD. John CDs, 50–60 mins each) Distributor: Australia—Newmindwas trained as a neuropsychologist and Records, tel 0404 840 470, websitetaught that consciousness resides in the http://www.newmindrecords.combrain. However, he found his training andknowledge to be inadequate and that fre- T hese guided meditation CDs work with the deepest levels of your brain and soul, using a process that involves binaural beats,quency, resonance, energy waves, sound,geometry and light all had lessons to teach guided voice, beautiful music, subliminalhim. The Liquid Geometry album is his messages, trance-inducing frequencies andmanifestation of the healing energy of creative visualisations. Mary Rodwell, asound. The music carries conscious, caring Western Australian counsellor, nurse andintention composed from pure frequencies. guide, uses various hypnotic and tranceHes joined by the supernatural voice of techniques to allow you to access your innerRenske Skills on three tracks. Definitely an alchemical processes. The choice of CDsexperiential electronic chill album. includes Inner Healer, Meet Your Spirit Guides, Explore Past Lives, Detox, Inner Peace, Creating Abundance, Create YourLA MANDINGUE Own Destiny and more.by Empire de la MusiqueMarabi Prodns, France, 2007 (78mins) LATIN JAZZDistributors: Australia—Select Audio, by various artiststel (02) 8966 3307; France—Marabi Putumayo, USA, 2007 (57mins)Productions, tel (05) 45 37 30 22, Distributors: Australia—MRA, tel (07)http://www.marabi.net; Germany— 3457 5000; UK—Putumayo Music, telHarmonia Mundi, tel (0)711 256 7671 07759 600495; USA—tel 800 955 9588W ere back in the world of musical forms from the ancient Mandingo (toll free), http://www.putumayo.comEmpire, especially from Guinea and Mali,home of the griot cultural tradition. Artists P utumayo moves into music with an Afro- Cuban and Latin jazz style you can get up and click your fingers to—in that closed-include a glorious line-up of talent: Ali eyed jazzy haze that affects all jazz fans.Farka Touré, Oumou Sangaré, Ba Cissoko, Bands on this CD include The Brian Lynch/Super Rail Band, Toumani Diabaté, Habib Eddie Palmieri Project, Ray Barretto, HiltonKoité, Boubacar Traoré, Ballaké Sissoko, Ruiz, Chocolate Armenteros, Tito Puente,Mory Kanté, and heaps more wondrous Poncho Sanchez and lots more. Horns,singers and players. The traditional instru- flutes and laid-back beats from the best.ments of kora, violin, balafon and ngoni areblended into this essential collection CD.eMOTIVEfeaturing Non Profit Music artistsNon Profit Music, Spain, 2007 (59mins)Distributor: USA—Only New AgeMusic, tel +1 (323) 851 3355,http://www.NonProfitMusic.orgT he Spanish Non Profit Music (NPM) label was born in 2002 with the goal ofhelping people via humanitarian programs.Its roots go back to 1995 when musicianJorge Grundman, the driving force behindNPM, donated profits from MP3 downloadsof his music to Doctors Without Borders(Médicos Sin Fronteras, MSF). In 2005,OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 75
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  • 77. The Truths and Lies of WikiWorld Continued from page 15 genuinely to investigate the bombing of for researchers scanning the Internet for Pan Am 103, but also to infiltrate and information and blindly copying from Daniel Brandt patiently assembled tiny monitor us..." Wikipedia entries, wrongfully assuming thatclues about SlimVirgin and posted them on Soon after John Cooley contacted they are neutral and correct. It has become thehis website. Eventually, two readers Brandt, Linda Mack contacted Cooley and "Ministry of Information", the "one-stopidentified her as none other than Linda asked him not to help Brandt in his efforts information shop" of the Internet, but no oneMack, the young graduate whom Salinger to expose her. Though all doubts about should fall for the "Newspeak" of a title.had hired. To see her name appear in such a SlimVirgins true identity then vanished, as Wikipedia has made the task for those seedingcontext was of course of great interest. But for her motives… disinformation and removing dissenting viewsthat was not all. easier, more direct and even more Cooley, Salingers collaborator in the Inconvenient truths anonymous. Lies and Wikipedia, indeed... ∞Lockerbie investigation, sent a letter to So, welcome to WikiWorld, a realmBrandt which was posted on The where inconvenient truths can easily be About the Author:Wikipedia Review on 4 October 2006. He removed, while erroneous information— Philip Coppens is editor-in-chief of the onlinewrote how Mack "...claimed to have lost a convenient lies and diinformation—can be web site Conspiracy Times ( h t t p : / / w w w .friend/lover on Pan103 and so was anxious entered in the encyclopaedia with conspiracy-times.com). He has previouslyto clear up the mystery. ABC News paid emotionally upsetting and even worse contributed nine articles to NEXUS, the mostfor her travel and expenses as well as a consequences for the people involved. recent being "Archaeological Trench Warfare atsalary... Once the two Libyan suspects This is the modern Ministry of Truth Glozel" (see 14/05). His new book, The Newwere indicted, she seemed to try to point which, together with the liars and no doubt Pyramid Age, is reviewed in this edition. He isthe investigation in the direction of [Libyan some mentally unstable people, has been schedule d to speak at the 2 007 NEXUSPresident Colonel Muammar al-] Qaddafi, put in charge of rewriting history. It labels Conference in Queensland, Australia, on 20–22although there was plenty of evidence, both itself as the "Free Encyclopaedia", but Octobe r. Philip Coppenss website is atbefore and after the trials of Megrahi and perhaps the world should be freed from this http://www.philipcoppens.com, and he can beFhimah in the Netherlands, that others were encyclopaedia before the old proverb is emailed at info@philipcoppens.com. His owninvolved, probably with Iran the converted thus: "There are lies, damned Wikipe dia entry, at http://en.wikipe dia.commissioning power... Salinger came to lies, statistics, and then theres Wikipedia." org/wiki/Philip_Coppens, was accurate at thebelieve that Linda was working for MI5 The problem with Wikipedia is not that it time of our going to press...but perhaps wontand had been from the beginning; assigned exists, but that it has become the cornerstone be for much longer.OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 77
  • 78. The Extraordinary Story of Healer Alfons VenContinued from page 22 Editors Note: persona non grata, by the medical world As president of a leg al Dutch as a qu ac k, and by the media a s aAbout the Interviewee: foundation, Evolution Vision, Alfons crook. He was recently gagged by theAlfons Ven was born in 1939 in Ven works pro bono. He advises that Dutc h Ministry of He alth, whichBelgium. He is president of the non- the payment of 64 euros for a 28-day publicly attacked him and forced him toprofit Evolution Vision Foundation in Ven -Cure covers t he cost of downgrade his website and revamp hisThe Netherlands which he founded in subcontracting the practical work, and a product information at considerable cost1996. He maintains that everything that small portion is invested in spreading to the foundation.emanates from the invisible is controlled the message. He conducts telephone In early 2007, a Dutch national TVaccording to "the 12 aspects": sound, and email consultations for free. A station, in cahoots with the Ministry andspace, fire, light, elements, matter, standard session by telephone takes 15 the cancer establishment, he maintains,or ganisms, plants, animals , men, minutes. presented an interview with him as if hecommunication, order. Mr Ven states that most people require were a ch arla tan, but Mr Vens has He has developed his insights into a only one 28-day program to experience received many positive reactions and"cybernetic" health and lifestyle system, improvement. In the case of auto- h ea rtfe lt support from users of hisincorporating his 28-day "Ven-Cure" immune disorders, he recommends two products.program. consecutive cures. He suggests that Ven- Alfons Vens mission statement reads: Mr Ven can be contacted by phone at Cures be taken for the duration of any "By means of the 28-day Ven-Cure, I+31 30 233 3188, by email at c hemotherapy tre atmen t. F or want to give people a chance to evolve.info@alfonsven.com or via his website, constitutional disorders, he advises To unlock their personality. Boost theirhttp://www.alfonsven.com. taking Ven-Cures twice a year. For awareness (identity-consciousness). terminal cases, Mr Ven provides special Free their spirit. Restore their soul.About the Interviewer: p ellets fo r free, to he lp patien ts Improve their health. The Ven-CureWillem de Ridder is a renowned Dutch experience an optimum quality of life. offers possibilities on these five levels. Itmultimedia artist, storyteller and radio He says that most mental problems are is no t mea nt as a therapy per se,broadcaster. He recorded this interview dramatically improved with one cure. although the therapeutic effects arewith Alfons Ven in 1996. Ev ery day, Mr Ve n rece ives often amazing. Wond erful are the For more information, visit his website ex pressions of gra titu de, but he is positive changes in life and the gettingat http://www.willemderidder.com. regarded by the Catholic Church as a back on track."78 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
  • 79. High-Dose Vitamin B12 in Treating Alzheimers Disease Continued from page 28 Allowance (RDA). For B12, the adult trivial cost? Just think about that, and the RDA dosage is only 3.02 micrograms. answer becomes obvious. ∞ In that vein, I offer a caution on Millions will suffer and die from thischolesterol-lowering statin drugs. Ten years terrible B12-preventable disease if that Editors Note:ago I exposed these high-margin products, Codex regulation is enforced. And a new Due to the lengt h of the en dno tesalong with others, as potential patient- bill in Congress, cited in T L f D P a cc ompanyin g this a rticle, we arekillers.116 Big Pharma is waking up belatedly (November 2005) by David Musnick, MD, unable to publish them here; however,to that fact. Now pharmaceutical companies will reinforce Codex restrictions. they can be accessed via our website,would like to promote statins as preventives One final note. It is important to http://www.nexusmagazine.com.for Alzheimers dementia. Drug therapies cultivate a positive, optimistic outlook toreported up to September 2005 showed no maximise the prospect for success against About the Author:success (Acres USA, September 2005). such mental diseases. One should avoid Joseph G. Hattersley has an MA in A recent CBS Evening News report the scenario in which the attending E con omics from the Un ive rsity ofquoted a University of California medical physician tells the cancer patient, "You California–Berke le y. In 1 953 , heprofessor who is conducting new have x months to live". Classes and groups completed all requirements for a PhDgovernment-funded (not drug-maker- for Alzheimers-fearing people often move except the dissertation. In 1976, at agefunded) research on statin drugs effect on in that direction. In fact, I have heard of no 5 4, a see ming nut rition al mira cleAlzheimers-susceptible patients: "We AD awareness classes that even mention launched his career of writing on a widehave people who have lost thinking ability vitamin B12 therapy in a positive way. range of health topics. Mr Hattersleyso rapidly that within the course of a Physicians, whose medical education has previously contributed two articlescouple of months they went from being omitted or put a negative spin on anything to NEX US: "S oybean Prod ucts: Aheads of major divisions of companies to using nutrition, may be behind the structure Recipe for Disaster", in vol. 4, no. 3, andnot being able to balance a checkbook and of many such classes. What a different "The Healing Power of Full-spectrumbeing fired from their companies."117, 118 story it might be if instruction and Light" in vol. 8, no. 4. Vitamin B12 therapy still faces a very awareness emphasised the usually Mr Hattersley can be contacted byreal obstacle: Codex regulations, likely to successful measures brought out in this post at 2209 Craig Road SE, Olympia,go into effect in the near future, will article. One has to ask: why dont doctors WA 98501, USA, by telephone on +1prohibit any dose of any vitamin to be sold at least tell the public about this seemingly (360) 35 2 36 88 and by emai l onat much above the Recommended Dietary magical therapy, which is available to all at jghattersley@yahoo.com.OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 79
  • 80. Fabricating the Death of Adolf Hitler Continued from page 42 fragments by prior arrangement, then he would 20. Daniel De Luce, "Saw Bodies of Hitler, Braun have had no excuse for not taking a sample for Burn, Says Guard", Globe & Mail, 21 June 1945,Endnotes DNA testing. http://collections.civilisations.ca/warclip/objects/1. Andrew Roberts, Foreword to V. K. http://www.benecke.com/images/hitler_express.jpg common/webmedia.php?irn=5091401Vinogradov et al. (eds), Hitlers Death: Russias 7. Hitlers Death, pp. 210-11 21. Daniel De Luce, ibid.Last Great Secret from the Files of the KGB, 8. Hugh R. Trevor-Roper, The Last Days of Hitler, 22. Hitlers Death, pp. 61-62. Dr HaasesChaucer Press, London, 2005, p. 11 Macmillan, New York, 1947 interrogation record, as well as those of several2. Hugh Thomas, The Murder of Adolf Hitler: The 9. The Last Days of Hitler, p. 202. Mansfelds other bunker survivors, affirms that Dr Kunz was inTruth about the Bodies in the Berlin Bunker, St interrogation report, which was made at the US the bunker in the period in which these events tookMartins Press, New York, 1996 interrogation centre in Bremen, is reproduced at: place. Unfortunately, the record of Dr Haases3. "Hitlers Final Enigma Solved",The Sunday http://www.tbrnews.org/Archives/a039.htm interrogation published in Hitlers Death, pp. 82-Times, UK, 24 October 1999: "Although he was 10. Hitlers Death, p. 72 86, contains no information pertaining to eithernot granted access to the bones, Perrier analysed 11. Hitlers Death, p. 72 Adolf or Eva Hitler.Russian archive documents and photographs that 12. Hitlers Death, p. 79 23. http://www.nizkor.org/ftp.cgi/imt/nca/could help him identify the remains." http://www. 13. Hitlers Death, p. 196 nca-06/nca-06-3735-psfpp.co.uk/Hitler/docs/death/CorpseID.html 14. Count Folke Bernadotte, Slutet. Mina 24. Herbert Moore and James W. Barrett, Who4. http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/ humanitära förhandlingar i Tyskland våren 1945 Killed Hitler? The Complete Story of How DeathHoaxipedia/Piltdown_Man/ och deras politiska följder ("The End. My Came to Der Fuehrer and Eva Braun, The Booktab5. D. Marchetti et al., "The death of Adolf Hitler – Humanitarian Negotiations in Germany in 1945 Press, New York, 1947forensic aspects", Journal of Forensic Sciences and Their Political Consequences"), Norstedts, 25. Oakland Tribune, 7 September 1947, p. C-32005 Sept; 50(5), Abstract, Stockholm, 1945 26. http://www.tbrnews.org/Archives/a039.htmhttp://journalsip.astm.org/JOURNALS/ 15. For example, New Castle News, 16 June 1945, 27. Hitlers Death, p. 24FORENSIC/PAGES/5060.htm and Lethbridge Herald, 16 June 1945 28. However, in a statement for Soviet authorities6. Dr Mark Benecke, a forensic criminologist 16. Horace R. Hansen, Witness to Barbarism, dated 18 May 1945, Mohnke wrote: "I personallyassociated with the German police, claims to have Thousand Pinetree Press, St Paul, MN, 2002, p. x, did not see the Fuehrers body and I dont knowunexpectedly been shown the skull fragments by a http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/edumat/witness/ what was done to it." Hitlers Death, p. 178Russian state archivist in 2002. However, he did wtb_first.pdf 29. "Persons Who Should Know Are Not Certainnot take a sample for DNA testing. He says that 17. http://www.nizkor.org/ftp.cgi/imt/nca/nca-06/ Hitler Died in Berlin Bunker", Long Beach Press-this was only because he didnt happen to have a nca-06-3735-ps (translation of document 3735-PS) Telegram, California, 10 January 1949, p. B-12. Isterile drill with him at the time. This is probably 18. TASS, "Report on the Evidence of Hitlers have interpreted the word "us" to refer to Hitlersone of the more ingenious cover-up stories of our Death", 21 June 1945, in Hitlers Death, pp. 283-85 personal staff.time, for if Dr Benecke had been shown the skull 19. Hitlers Death, pp. 283-84 30. Hitlers Death, p. 23880 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2007
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