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  • 1. NEXUS NEW T IMES MAGAZINE Volume 18, Number 1 D E CE MB E R 2 0 10 —JA N UA R Y 20 11 PO Box 30, Mapleton Qld 4560, Australia Website: http://www.nexusmagazine.com CONTENTSLETTERS TO THE EDITOR.................................................4 SCIENCE NEWS.................................................................49 Readers comment on such diverse subjects as radioactive This edition we feature Olaf Thomas Raabes follow-up decay, the lies of science and medicine, Australias on the link between micro black holes created at CERNs National Immunisation Program Schedule, subliminals on Large Hadron Collider and the Earths precessional orbit, television, hCG success in weight loss, contrails observed focusing on the cause of sinkholes in Guatemala City. over North Yorkshire, UK, and more. WHO PARKED OUR MOON?..........................................55GLOBAL NEWS....................................................................6 By Jim Marrs. Mysterious anomalies concerning the We report on a claim that the Vatican ordered the geology and position of our lunar satellite lend support to attempt on Pope John Paul IIs life, the mesothelioma link theories that our Moon was hollowed out by alien to nanotechnology, scientific confirmation that cancer is intelligences and transported into orbit around the Earth. a modern man-made disease, the big banks call for a THE TWILIGHT ZONE......................................................61 global currency, accelerating groundwater depletion, and This edition, as a tribute, we present Paola Leopizzi the last chance for the natural health industry in Europe. Harriss 2003 interview with famed historian and authorTHE TOP 25 MOST CENSORED NEWS STORIES............11 Zecharia Sitchin, who died in October 2010, covering By Project Censored. This selection of the 25 stories most ancient and modern wars and the Anunnakis return. underreported by the mainstream media in the last 18 REVIEWS—Books...............................................................67 months is headed by plans to replace the US dollar. If the "Healthy Home, Healthy Family" by Nicole Bijlsma, ND plans were to proceed, there would be huge ramifications "The Story of Water: The Source of Life" by Alick Bartholomew "Dowsing: The Ultimate Guide..." by Elizabeth Brown for Americas global economic and military domination. "Raising a Vaccine Free Child" by Wendy LydallCOLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER AND GM CROPS......25 "The Pot Book: A Complete Guide..." edited by Julie Holland, MD By Peter Olson. The Bt Cry toxins in genetically modified "Holistic Anatomy: An Integrative Guide..." by Pip Waller crops are thought to be responsible, at least in part, for "Crop Circles: The Evidence" by Janet Ossebaard impairing the immune response, memory and navigation "Nostradamus, Bibliomancer" by Peter Lemesurier "Soul Survivor" by Bruce and Andrea Leininger with Ken Gross ability of worker bees and causing them to become lost "German Flying Saucers" by Rudi Stiebritz and Allis Fairfax and thus disappear from their beehives. "Common Wealth" by Freddy SilvaPORPHYRIA: A CAUSE OF COMMON ILLNESSES........31 "Egyptian Dawn: Exposing the Real Truth..." by Robert Temple By Dr Steven Rochlitz. Twenty per cent of people may "The Murder of Reality" by Pierre Sabak have a genetic defect that is activated after toxic "Censored 2011" edited by Mickey Huff, Peter Phillips et al. exposure, and can result in chronic degenerative diseases REVIEWS—DVDs...............................................................74 or allergy-like illnesses including Alzheimers, chronic "The Hemp Solution" by Sol Ramana-Clarke "Infinity: The Ultimate Trip" by Jay Weidner fatigue, hypoglycaemia and multiple chemical sensitivity. "The Day Before Disclosure" by Terje ToftenesHEALING BY COLLECTIVE MEDITATION....................39 REVIEWS—Music...............................................................75 By Dr Roger Taylor. Various initiatives around the world "Yoga" by various artists are linking millions of people in meditation for peace and "Tribal Rocks!" by various artists healing, tapping into the zero-point field and achieving "Pyramid Call" by Buedi Siebert measurable effects that can be understood in terms of "The Rough Guide to Desert Blues" by various artists the new paradigm of quantum physics. NEXUS BOOKS, DVDS, ADS, SUBSCRIPTIONS.......87–96DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 1
  • 2. EditorialNEX US MAG AZIN E Volume 18, Number 1 WIelcomecomment here by2010–New Year 2011myhas flown"? It seems like just yesterday old if I to the Christmas saying, "My, how time that was writing in my editorial about the birth of edition of NEXUS Magazine. Will I sound baby daughter—and now she has just DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 finished 12 years of school! PUBLISHED BY I continue to receive lots of emails and letters asking my opinion on what to expect NEXUS Magazine Pty Ltd, ABN 80 003 611 434 on 21 December 2012. To say that mankind is facing a critical juncture, a multi- EDITOR intersecting convergence of probabilities and agendas, is a massive understatement. Duncan M. Roads However, I believe that most of the ‘action’ will occur during 2011, not 2012. Over the CO-EDITOR last 20–30 years, I have developed a number of inside contacts who, at various times, Catherine Simons drop a hint or two about global developments and agendas. To date, I have seen little ASSISTANT EDITOR/SUB-EDITOR to ruffle their feathers about things "going wrong". Well, it would appear that Ruth Parnell everything has changed. If I were to summarise what I am being told by contacts OFFICE ADMIN/EDITORS ASSISTANTS behind the scenes about what is coming, it would include all of the following: Jenny Hawke; Susie Foster • More and more "visitors" are arriving from other spaces, times and dimensions. Most are here or arriving just to watch what is about to happen to/with us. Some are MAIL ORDER DEPARTMENT Richard Giles; Susie Foster directly involved with our genetic heritage; some are here to try to hang onto their property and resources before it all "changes". WEB MISTRESS/PROOFREADER • Mankinds spiritual excursion into negativity and duality is coming to an end. This Jenny Hawke adventure is described by some as like an elastic band which has been pulled and CONTRIBUTORS THIS ISSUE stretched a long way into negativity—and is now about to be "let go". The analogous Project Censored; Peter Olson; effects of being propelled suddenly and rapidly in the opposite direction are obviously Steven Rochlitz, PhD; Roger Taylor, PhD; implied. Olaf Thomas Raabe; Jim Marrs; • The global chess game of geopolitical control is approaching its final moves. From Paola Leopizzi Harris where I sit right now, Id say that the forces controlling China have already won. Not CARTOONS that there was any real competition, because the same forces also control the western Phil Somerville powers. The war, when it comes, will be a charade—a pre-organised war to reshape the global economy and governmental system. Obviously, we were never going to COVER GRAPHIC Jeff Edis, jeff_edis@hotmail.com adopt this voluntarily, so we will be adopting it via the dictates of whoever is the anointed "winner" of the "great game". PRINTING • Major earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and events triggered by increased solar Beaudesert Times, Queensland, Australia activity are on the cards. We are suddenly discovering ribbons of energy at the edge of AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTION our solar system, regions of charged space, greater numbers of strange objects inside Newsagents Direct Distribution the solar system, and more. The powers that be (TPTB) are anticipating an "event"HEAD OFFICE – All Correspondence which will cause no electricity to be able to "flow" for several days. They are expectingPO Box 30, Mapleton, Qld 4560, Australia. massive earth upheavals and entire tectonic plates to shift and readjust, accompaniedTel: (07) 5442 9280; Fax: (07) 5442 9381 by huge tsunamis. They have bunkers, infrastructure and plans in place so that theyWebsite: http://www.nexusmagazine.com can ride it out as best they can.NZ OFFICE: RD 2, Kaeo, Northland. Tel: +64 (0)9 • The biggest and most exciting changes are rumoured to involve a collision of405 1963; Email: nexusnz@xtra.co.nz "reality lines". This will be a period where time as we perceive it does not exist, whenUK OFFICE: 55 Queens Rd, East Grinstead, every thought is manifest instantly, where we "remember" who we are and why weWest Sussex, RH19 1BG. nexus@ukoffice.u-net.com came here, and where we either wake up, or choose to continue inside the dream.E U R O P E O F F I C E : Postbus 10681, 1001 ER So far, mankind has dodged most of the doomsday prophecy bullets fired at it. I likeAmsterdam, The Netherlands. Email: nexus@fsf.nl to think that this reflects the change in mass consciousness, of how many people are STATEMENT OF PURPOSE returning to spiritual ideas and are looking beyond the illusion of physicality for theNEXUS recognises that humanity is undergoing a truth of our existence.massive transformation. With this in mind, NEXUS I see that more and more people sense that now is the time to broadcast love, lightseeks to provide hard-to-get information so as to and peaceful thoughts. Millions of people are doing this every full and new moon.assist people through these changes. NEXUS is notlinked to any religious, philosophical or political There is even an article in this issue proving that when people get together and focusideology or organisation. thought, love and attention, miracles can and do happen! It is time to choose whether you believe you are a meaningless "accident" of a PERMISSION-TO-REPRODUCE POLICYWhile reproduction and dissemination of the mechanical Universe with no purpose other than to survive and reproduce, or whetherinformation in NEXUS is actively encouraged, anyone you believe you are a meaningful being, here by choice and with purpose. What youcaught making a buck out of it, without our express choose will determine how you experience what is to come. I wish you all well.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,unfair competition or trade practices, royalties or violation of rights or privacy AND WARRANT that the material complies with all relevant laws and regulationsand that its 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 ofbeing misleading 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 theyare not 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 profes-sional help for individual problems. The publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertising material for any reason. © NEXUS New Times 1987–20112 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
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  • 4. Letters to the Editor ...Radioactive Decay Claim endangered. As this is not going to change the world. ubiquitous line, "the causal Hi Duncan: Having been a mentioned in the article, I It did, by producing toxic link has not been proven", isregular reader for many years can only assume that substances such as DDT, a meaningless politicaland not written a letter, I science intends to dance insecticides, fertilisers, disclaimer. By listing suchwould like to take the around these new facts and cosmetics and plastics that reactions, are we to take itopportunity to say well done. treat them in the same way are still wreaking havoc and they are overstating the caseMy motive for writing is "The that they tend to react to all leaving trails of against themselves?Sun is changing the rate of new concepts. The article environmental disasters to Medicine is not just theradioactive decay" article in appears to be an exercise in this day, even though due to biggest producer of illthe October–November 2010 damage limitation. publicised revelations health on a colossal globaledition (Science News, Regards, people have woken up to level, it is also the biggest17/06). The article is Alan W. them and there is a powerful environmental polluter. Ourpresented as if it were a new movement against at least waterways and oceans arediscovery by physicists, Science and Medicine Lies the most toxic products. filled with hormones, mind-which it certainly is not. In Dear Duncan: Recently Medicine, the next in line, altering substances andfact, I found reference to this you published two articles is faring better than generally toxic medicationsphenomenon on a website at with a similar subject: "The chemistry because of its excreted via urine by billionsleast two years ago; the Rise of the Global Scientific undeserved misplaced trust of people, inter alia wreakingoriginal date was April 2001. Dictatorship" (17/05) and due to enormous ignorance destruction bigger thanThis and several other “Some Big Lies of Money, and blindness to the most overfishing by making mostreferences about the same Medicine and Science" obvious by people of all fish of female gender orthing can be found at my (17/06), so I am commenting ages and right across the otherwise unable towebsite under the heading on both in the one letter. board, rich and poor. Money reproduce. I suspect that"Is the claim that mass is The word "science" is used and prestige do not give the problems experiencedconverted into energy in the in both articles incorrectly; knowledge and intelligence. by great coral reefs are moreform of radioactivity true?": it should be "scientism", Antibiotics, painkillers, a result of this type ofwww.n-atlantis.com/ "corrupt science", "pretend vaccines, the Pill and HRT, pollution rather thanphysics.htm. science". The real science, antidepressants and other climate change. Initially what caught my an organised system of mind-altering Pharma People should realise thatattention was my memory of knowledge, and the real products are maiming and they dont have to seeTeslas claim that scientists are only killing indiscriminately. Its doctors for every littleradioactivity is not a interested in finding out the just that the rich and ailment and when healthy.property of matter but is due truth, objective reality, famous pay for the same Koprowski, a polio vaccineto its interaction with irrespective of the desires products and hospital "care" researcher himself, wrote:cosmic rays. I had often and expectations of the more than the poor. "Avoid physicians and thouwondered if scientists had hand that feeds them. The Just look at the not-so- will be healed."ever checked this out, but corrupt, pretend science, new H1N1 flu "pandemic" We dont have to mentioncould never find any details aka scientism, is conducted thankfully squarely falling the economy "science"; theof it having being done. by corrupt, ignorant, on its nose, but also results are obvious. Eckhard Dieter pretend scientists for hire, pandemics of diabetes, Viera Scheibner, PhD,Falkenbergs paper (see people who are prepared to obesity, brain tumours, NSW, Australiawebsite) is a revelation and provide the desired results many cancers (includingactually mentions Teslas for the hand that feeds mesothelioma—allegedly Subliminal Televisionclaim. In recent months, Ive them, irrespective of the asbestos disease, linked to a Dear Duncan: First of all,found three other examples objective reality and harm monkey virus SV40- great magazine! I have beenof experiments in the same their action may be causing. contaminated polio vaccine reading NEXUS for the pastarea, not all by physicists. It is no secret that in rather than asbestos), three or so years and am The implications of this chemistry, medicine and immunoreactive diseases always happy with thediscovery are quite economy, to name just a and chronic ill health, content; always a great read!staggering, and if taken few, a high percentage of behavioural and learning I thought this piece ofseriously by science will findings and trials are problems and criminality. information may be ofmean huge changes in the adulterated and Many Pharma products interest to some readers,way science views the manipulated. At the end of list homicidal and suicidal and hopefully some haveUniverse. The whole basis World War II, there was a lot ideation as among the seen/experienced this andof atomic theory is of talk about chemistry observed reactions. The can offer more insight.4 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 5. ... more Letters to the Editor Yesterday, 6 October, I was Vaccines and Diseases we all have these days, its years across the same areaat a friends house flicking Dear Duncan: My wife nice to know that other as was mentioned in yourthrough the channels on recently gave birth to our people see things in a readers letter.Freeview (I do not have son and I was amazed to see different light. It all makes I have lived up on thetelevision in my life myself, that they wanted to give him sense if you think about it. North Yorkshire Moors forso I only really see it if I am a vitamin K injection and a The conspiracies that are the past 15 years. I havenot at my home!). I turned hepatitis B vaccination going on in the world today seen many variations ofto BBC3 (Freeview Channel within hours of his birth. need to be exposed: they are contrails before throughout10, I think), and what I saw I then checked the all about fooling the world. the world, but noneshocked me, although it Australian National Whatever happened to compares to what I haveconfirmed many of my Immunisation Program Jeremy Lee or Peter Sawyer seen in this area of the UK.beliefs about television and Schedule (http://www. from the late 1980s and The contrails are especiallyreinforced my attitude immunise.health.gov.au/ early 1990s? visible in the morningstowards not watching it! internet/immunise/ Keep up the great before the days weather What was supposed to be publishing.nsf/Content/ magazine. Thank you. patterns cloud up. I haveon the screen was an orange nips2). Our government Regards, seen on many occasionsbackground stating some recommends that our Alan huge gridded symmetricalchannel information, but no children receive nearly 20 contrails spanning massiveprograms were running. vaccines in their first year! hCG Weight Loss Success distances. If I could gauge aWhat was actually on the And people wonder why we Hi Duncan: Thank you for distance, each square of thescreen was a close-up see so many cases of publishing the article on contrail grid coverspicture of a demon-type autism, allergies, SIDS, hCG (17/04). I put on (what approximately 4–5 milesthing with complete ADD/ADHD, etc. these days. seemed like) tons of weight and the grid continues as fardarkness behind it. This Ian N., NSW, Australia nearly 20 years ago, with the as the eye can see towardswent on for a few seconds, only explanation seeming to either horizon. It takesthen the "demon" type Mycoplasma Infection be a trip to England. Now around 15–20 minutes for itthings tongue came out like Dear Mr Roads: I wrote to with your explanation of to disappear, while steadilya lizard and it blinked, then you some while back about EMFs I understand why, as drifting in whateverthe menu screen that was a case in England, and you you are really bombarded direction the wind issupposed to be there slowly kindly published my letter with them on a long flight. blowing on that particularpixellated and appeared. (17/05). Through this, I have After taking the hCG drops day.This was at 3.00 pm, and was received some assistance for just one month, I have More than one planequite a scary-looking thing. from some very influential dropped 12 kilograms (an creates the grid, movingMy friend also saw it. My members of the medical impossibility on any other along both the north–southonly interpretation of this is profession who have at last regime). I can now do my axis and the east–west axisthat behind programs and found the courage to speak own pedicure, run up and at the same time.menu screens they are out against the murder of down steps, am no longer The only implications thatplaying demonic films or innocent people. seeing life through a grey I have seen is thelooping pictures, etc., I have written something mist and can even keep up disappearance/decrease inbehind them—knowing that myself at the blogsite with the grandkids! I can insect species after one ofTV flickers rather than being http://bmephgrave- hardly wait to start the these gridded contrails. Aa flat image. I can see that politicalcorruption. second course of hCG. local farmer used to bring 50potentially these demonic blogspot.com/. Thank you Thank you for giving me to 70 beehives up to thepictures or films are being so much for your help. back my life. Moors in the summer for thesubliminally put into the Sincerely, Mary W., Australia bees to feed on the heather,viewers mind without their Barbara Ephgrave, UK but he has stopped bringingknowing and without their UK Contrails Mystery the hives due to there beingever noticing... Exposing the Conspiracies Dear Editor: In response so few hives left to make it Strange occurrence, and I Dear Editor: Thank you to a letter in your last commercially viable.would be very interested if very much for going to the publication entitled I would be very interestedanyone else has experienced trouble of publishing some "Mystery Deaths in England" to know if any other of yourthis. Please keep up the of the most enlightening (17/06), I would like to readers has seen thesegood work! stories ever written. You describe the frequency and contrails or noticed any Regards, publish what we all suspect scale of the contrails that I other side effects. Louis, UK is true. Because of the doubt have seen over the last few Anonymous, UKDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 5
  • 6. VATICAN ORDERED HIT with Agca in prison, tellingON POPE JOHN PAUL II his followers: "Pray for the an man responsible forThe assassination attempton the late Pope John Paul brother who shot me, whom I have sincerely forgiven." (Source: Press TV, Tehran, 10II has stated in a television November 2010, http://www.interview that "the Vatican presstv.ir/detail/150432.html)government" had orderedthe hit. MICROCHIPS IN YOUR Mehmet Ali Agca, recently MEDICINE wiss pharmaceuticalreleased after spending 30years behind bars, stated onTurkish national television: S giant Novartis AG plans to seek regulatory approval"The Vatican government for a pioneering tabletdecided on the Popes containing an embeddedassassination. They planned microchip, bringing theand organised it. The order concept of "smart pill"to shoot the Pope was given technology a step closer.by Vatican Secretary Cardinal Novartis secured accessAgostino Casaroli," he said. to chip-in-a-pill technology Agca was arrested in 1981 developed by privatelyafter he shot the Pope in St Peters Imposimato, stated that Agca owned Proteus Biomedical ofSquare. At the time, he claimed "knows everything about the Redwood City, California.that he had acted alone. Later, intelligence services behind the The biotech start-ups ingestiblehowever, Agca testified that he had shooting". He added: "Its chips are activated by stomach acidbeen paid by the Bulgarian secret horrifying and ridiculous that people and send information to a smallservice. To date, however, the could offer him money [for his patch worn on the patients skin,motive behind the attempt remains memoirs]." which can transmit data to a smartunknown. "Its offensive to Pope John Paul phone or send it over the Internet to After his release from prison in and it could jeopardise what a doctor.January 2010, Agca announced his chances are left of finding out the Longer-term plans includeintention to write a book, sparking truth. He could be tempted to say expanding the "smart pill" conceptwidespread outrage. outrageous, untrue things just to get to other types of medicine and using One of the prosecutors during more money," Imposimato noted. the wealth of biometric informationAgcas trial, Ferdinando The Pope later forgave and met which the Proteus chip can collect, from heart rate and temperature to body movement, to check that drugs are working properly. Because the tiny chips are added to existing drugs, Novartis does not expect to have to conduct full-scale clinical trials to prove that the new products work. Instead, it aims to do so-called bioequivalence tests to show that they are the same as the original. A bigger issue may be what checks should be put in place to protect patients personal medical data as it is transmitted from inside their bodies by wireless and Bluetooth. (Source: Reuters, 8 November 2010, http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6 A754720101108)6 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 7. . . . G LO BA L N E W S . . . STUDY UNCOVERS SCIENTISTS SAY CANCER IS environment that can cause cancer. MESOTHELIOMA LINK TO MAN-MADE, NOT GENETIC So it has to be a man-made disease, NANOTECHNOLOGY ancer is a modern man-made down to pollution and changes toMesotheliomainhalation ofbeen C linked to the has long andexposure to asbestos fibres and disease caused environmental factors such as pollution and diet, a study by by our diet and lifestyle." (Source: PhysOrg.com, 14 October 2010, http://tinyurl.com/24977wc)dust, so when scientists uncovered University of Manchester scientistsan additional potential cause for has strongly suggested. INVENTION SECRECYthis incurable form of lung cancer, The study of remains and STILL GOING STRONGthe unthinkable became a reality. here were 5,135 inventions that According to researchers at theWoodrow Wilson International literature from ancient Egypt, Greece and earlier periods—carried out at Manchesters KNH Centre for T were under secrecy orders at the end of the USA Fiscal Year 2010,Center for Scholars in Washington, Biomedical Egyptology, and according to the US Patent andDC, the early 1990s development of published in Nature Reviews Cancer— Trademark Office. This is a one percarbon nanotubes has been an includes the first histological cent rise over the year before, andamazing feat for technological diagnosis of cancer in an Egyptian the highest total in more than aapplications. However, it has not mummy. decade.gone without its price. Specifically, Finding only one case of the Under the US Invention Secrecy Actsynthetic carbon nanotubes may be disease in the investigation of of 1951, patent applications on newcausing harm to the human body in hundreds of Egyptian mummies, inventions can be subject to secrecythe form of mesothelioma cancer. with few references to cancer in orders restricting their publication if Nanotubes are cylindrical literary evidence, proves that cancer government agencies believe thatstructures comprised of carbon was extremely rare in antiquity. The disclosure would be "detrimental toatoms that have been rolled disease rate has risen massively the national security".together. If the carbon nanotubes since the Industrial Revolution, in The current list of technologyare introduced into the wrong particular the rate of childhood areas that is used to screen patentenvironment, they can cause lesions cancer—proving that the rise is not applications for possible restrictionand inflammation of the lungs— simply due to people living longer. under the Invention Secrecy Act issymptoms similar to those of Professor Rosalie David, at the not publicly available, and accessmesothelioma cancer and asbestos Faculty of Life Sciences, said: "In has been denied under the USexposure. industrialised societies, cancer is Freedom of Information Act. Most Dr Andrew Maynard, whose study second only to cardiovascular of the listed technology areas arewas published in the journal Nature disease as a cause of death. But in closely related to militaryNanotechnology, described the use of ancient times, it was extremely rare. applications, but some of themnanotubes and the potential link to There is nothing in the natural range more widely.mesothelioma cancer. He said thatnanotubes are being used becauseof their awesome abilities inconducting heat and electricity. He also said that there are noregulations as to where nanotubescan be employed, and that there arecurrently no requirements for theuse of nanotubes to be disclosed tothe general public. Nanotubes are now being used ina variety of sports equipment,electronic gas detectors and radios,and will be widely used in industriesincluding aerospace, automobile,aviation, environmental, medicaland television box production.(Source: Disease & Illness, via AsanWay, 9 “It’s not tattoos. It’s graffiti. I feel asleep one night in an alley.”October 2010, http://tinyurl.com/25e2fu9)DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 7
  • 8. . . . G LO BA L N E W S . . . A previous list, dated 1971, "A core group of the worlds GROUNDWATER DEPLETIONindicates that patents for solar leading economies need[s] to come RATE ACCELERATING together and hammer out an n recent decades, the rate atphotovoltaic generators weresubject to review and possiblerestriction if the photovoltaics were understanding," said Charles Dallara, the IIFs managing director. I which humans worldwide are pumping dry the vast undergroundmore than 20 per cent efficient. An IIF policy letter authored by stores of water that billions dependEnergy conversion systems were Dallara and dated 4 October made on has more than doubled, saylikewise subject to review and it clear that global currency scientists who have conducted apossible restriction if they offered coordination is needed, in the global assessment of groundwaterconversion efficiencies "in excess of groups view, to prevent a looming use. These fast-shrinking70–80%". currency war. subterranean reservoirs are One may fairly ask if disclosure of Dallard encouraged a return to essential to daily life andsuch technologies could really have the G-20 commitment to utilise agriculture in many regions, whilebeen "detrimental to the national International Monetary Fund (IMF) also sustaining streams, wetlandssecurity", or whether the opposite Special Drawing Rights to create an and ecosystems and resisting landwould be closer to the truth. One international one-world currency subsidence and salt water intrusionmay further ask what comparable alternative to the US dollar as a into fresh water supplies.advances in technology may be new standard for foreign-exchange Soaring global groundwatersubject to restriction and non- reserves. depletion bodes a potentialdisclosure today. But no answers Likewise, a July United Nations disaster for an increasinglyare forthcoming, and the invention report called for the replacement of globalised agricultural system, sayssecrecy system persists with no the dollar as the standard for the studys leader Marc Bierkens ofdiscernible external review. holding foreign-exchange reserves Utrecht University in Utrecht, The(Source: Secrecy News, 21 October 2010, in international trade with a new Netherlands.http://tinyurl.com/26mlf6t) one-world currency issued by the "If you let the population grow by IMF. extending the irrigated areas using BIG BANKS AND UN CALL FOR The 176-page report, "World groundwater that is not being A GLOBAL CURRENCY Economic and Social Survey 2010", recharged, then you will run into a he Institute of International was issued at a high-level meeting wall at a certain point in time, andT Finance (IIF), a group thatrepresents 420 of the worlds of the UN Economic and Social Council and published in its you will have hunger and social unrest to go with it," Bierkenslargest banks and finance houses, entirety on the UN website. warns.has issued yet another call for a (Source: BlackListedNews.com, 11 October Groundwater represents about 30one-world global currency. 2010, http://tinyurl.com/34bxkta) per cent of the available fresh water on the planet, with surface water accounting for only one per cent. The rest of the potable, agriculture- friendly supply is locked up in glaciers and the polar ice caps. This means that any reduction in the availability of groundwater supplies could have profound effects for a growing human population. The new assessment shows the highest rates of depletion in some of the worlds major agricultural centres, including northwestern India, northeastern China, northeastern Pakistan, Californias Central Valley and the midwestern United States. (Source: ScienceDaily.com, 23 September 2010, http://tinyurl.com/26hf679)8 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 9. . . . G LO BA L N E W S . . . LAST CHANCE FOR NATURAL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING IS POISONING THE WATER TABLE HEALTH INDUSTRY IN EUROPE A s hydraulic fracturing expands across the globe to recover gas reserves in hard-to-reach rock formations, there is a growing concern about the healthAharmonise globaloftomoves to s a consequenceconcerted attempts food laws, control and environmental impacts of this practice. In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is undertaking a scientific study at the request ofconsumer access to natural heath Congress to investigate the impacts that hydraulic fracturing may have onproducts are being made by drinking water.governments and transnational Hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") injects chemicals at pressure into shalecorporations. At a global level, the formations to release natural gas. The chemicals include benzene,regulatory framework is being ethylbenzene, toluene, boric acid, monoethanolamine, xylene, diesel-relateddeveloped through the Codex organics, methanol, formaldehyde, hydrochloric acid, ammonium bisulphate,Alimentarius Commission. 2-butoxyethanol, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol and many more. The system of control essentially The former environmental quality analyst for Michigans Department ofmoves natural health products from Natural Resources, Dr Chris Grobbel, claims there are 900 fluid formulationsa category of food to products used for fracking, each with 600 ingredients. "The fluid chemistry and toxicity [are] really driven by the naturally occurring chemicals that are coming up atrequiring pre-market authorisation, toxic levels with the return flow," Grobbel said. "It brings with it dissolvedwhere the authorisation systems hydrocarbons—benzene, thylene, ethylbenzene, xylene isomers being the fourbeing used or proposed are very that are typically focused on. It brings up heavy metals, it can bring uponerous and so lock out large radionucleotides including radium-226 and other naturally occurring materialsnumbers of products. that are at toxic levels at the surface. And of course youve got all the All this is being enacted under the additives. The chemicals transform the fluid into a frictionless mass that worksoften conflicting guises of its way deep into the earth, prying open tiny cracks that can extend thousands"consumer protection" and "free of feet; particles of sand or silicon wedge inside the cracks, holding the earthtrade", nearly always creating a open."situation where big business gets Industry claims that the fluids cant travel to the surface, although Richardwhat it wants while our freedom to Ranger, Senior Policy Advisor for the American Petroleum Institute, admitschoose natural health products is that "[t]here are no studies to support industry claims".dramatically curtailed. Each gas well consumes 100,000 gallons of fracking fluids plus four million Europe is becoming the central gallons of water. The amount of wastewater left underground is a function ofplatform for global harmonisation of local geology. The State Geologist of Alabama reported in 1997 that "almostfood laws relating to natural health. all fluid [was] recovered", with the EPA reporting returns of 15 per cent to 41Much of the legal infrastructure that per cent. There is no known treatment for recovered fracking wastewater.is set to cause major problems Following fracking in Pavilion, Wyoming, the EPA tested local wells. Resultsdownstream is already in place, but released on 31 August 2010 showed groundwater and 17 out of 19 wellshas yet to be felt fully as key parts of contaminated with adamantanes, tri (2-butoxyethal) phosphate, gasoline-the European regulations and range organics, diesel-range organics, caprolactam, methane, benzene,directives are in a transitional phase. cyclohexane, methylcyclohexane and propane. Residents participating in a Unless pro–natural health health study reported 128 symptoms and diseases, most of which are linked tointerests continue to influence the fracking. They reported the affected areas smelled like rotten eggs, and theyprocess positively, we could see suffered headaches, burning eyes, itching skin, high blood pressure, memorymassive restrictions on allowed loss and fatigue, and 80 per cent reported respiratory problems.ingredients, on maximum permitted On 1 September 2010, the EPA started issuing warnings to people withdoses, and on what can be said contaminated wells, advising them to shower and do laundry only in well-about any product with beneficial ventilated areas.properties. Investigations conducted by Propublica.org have already found more than Readers interested in learning 1,000 reports of underground water and well contamination from fracking. Inmore about the assault upon health dozens of homes in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Colorado, gas migrated throughfreedoms in their region are underground cracks into basements and wells.encouraged to get informed, then "The drilling equipment and the wells also affect air quality, as the materialjoin and support active and effective returning to the surface can include carbon monoxide, methane and otherorganisations such as the one below. gases," according to Dr Grobbel. "Greenhouse gases, acid rain–causing gases,(Source: Alliance for Natural Health Int. asthma-causing particulates are all associated with fracking."[Europe], http://www.anh-europe.org/ (Source: Halifax Media Co-op, 4 November 2010, http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/just- fracks-ma’am/5054)campaigns/freedom-health-choice)DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 9
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  • 11. PROJECT CENSOREDs TOP 25 NEWS STORIES ach year, the Project Censored team, based at Sonoma State E University, California, selects and evaluates thousands of news stories published in the national and international mainstream media as well as in the alternative press. The team ultimately decides on the top 25 most underreported stories. Following is an edited summary of Project Censoreds 2009–10 selection. To see the full report with sources, references and updates, visit http://www.projectcensored.org/ top-stories/articles/category/top-stories/top-25-of-2011/. The book The Project Censored Censored 2011, edited by Mickey Huff, Peter Phillips and Project Censored, team has undertaken is reviewed in this edition. — Editor the rigorous process 1. Global Plans to Replace the Dollar Nations have reached their limit in subsidising the military adventures of of selecting and the United States. During meetings in June 2009 in Yekaterinburg, Russia, evaluating the most world leaders such as Chinas President Hu Jintao, Russias President Dmitry Medvedev and other top officials of the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation important American Organisation took the first formal step to replace the dollar as the worlds and global news reserve currency. The United States was denied admission to the meetings. If the world leaders succeed, the dollar will dramatically plummet in value; stories of 2009–2010 the cost of imports, including oil, will skyrocket and interest rates will climb. Foreigners see the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the that received little or World Trade Organization as Washington surrogates in a financial system no coverage by the backed by US military bases and aircraft carriers encircling the globe. But this military domination is a vestige of an American empire no longer able to mainstream media. rule by economic strength. Journalist Chris Hedges wrote in June 2009: "The architects of this new global exchange realize that if they break the dollar they also break Americas military domination. US military spending cannot be sustained without this cycle of heavy borrowing. The official US defense budget for fiscal year 2008 was US$623 billion. The next closest national military budget was Chinas, at $65 billion, according to the Central Intelligence Agency." To fund the permanent war economy, the US has been flooding the world with dollars. The foreign recipients turn the dollars over to their central banks for local currency. The central banks then have a problem. If a central Compiled by bank does not spend the money in the United States, then the exchange rate Project Censored © 2010 against the dollar increases, penalising exporters. This has allowed the US Sonoma State University to print money without restraint, to buy imports and foreign companies, to 1801 East Cotati Avenue fund military expansion and to ensure that foreign nations like China Rohnert Park, CA 94928, USA continue to buy American Treasury bonds. Email: censored@sonoma.edu In July 2009, President Medvedev illustrated his call for a supranational Website: currency to replace the dollar by pulling from his pocket a sample coin of a http://www.projectcensored.org "united future world currency". The coin, bearing the words "Unity in Diversity", was minted in Belgium and presented to the heads of G8 delegations.DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 11
  • 12. In September 2009, the United Nations Conference on millions of rounds of ammunition are criminallyTrade and Development proposed creating a new abandoned by the Pentagon in bases around the world.artificial currency that would replace the dollar asreserve currency. The UN wants to redesign the Bretton 3. Internet Privacy and Personal Access at RiskWoods system of international exchange. Following in the steps of its predecessor, the Obama administration is expanding mass government2. US Department of Defense: Planets Worst Polluter surveillance of personal electronic communications. The United States military is responsible for the most This surveillance, which includes the monitoring of theegregious and widespread pollution of the planet. In Internet as well as private (nongovernmental)spite of the evidence, the environmental impact of the computers, is proceeding with the proposal or passageUS military goes largely unaddressed by environmental of new laws granting government agencies increasinglyorganisations and was not the focus of any discussions wider latitude in their monitoring activities. At theor proposed restrictions at the UN Climate Change same time, private companies and even some schoolsConference in Copenhagen. The extensive global are engaging in surveillance activities that furtheroperations of the US military (wars, interventions and diminish personal privacy.secret operations on over 1,000 bases around the world In spring 2009, Senate Bill 773, the Cybersecurity Act ofand 6,000 facilities in the United States) are not counted 2009, was proposed, which gives the US President poweragainst US greenhouse gas limits. to "declare a cyber security emergency" with respect to As it stands, the Department of Defense is the largest private computer networks and to do with these networkspolluter in the world, producing what is deemed necessary tomore hazardous waste than the diffuse the attack. In a nationalfive largest US chemical emergency, the President wouldcompanies combined. Depleted In a national emergency, also have the power to shuturanium, petroleum, oil, the President would also down the Internet completely inpesticides, defoliant agents, the United States. The proposalsuch as Agent Orange, and lead, have the power to requires that certain privatealong with vast amounts of computer systems and networksradiation from weaponry shut down the Internet be "managed" by "cyber-produced, tested and used, are completely in the professionals" licensed by thejust some of the pollutants with federal government. The billwhich the US military is United States. permits the President to directcontaminating the environment. the national response to theJournalist Sara Flounders has cyber threat, if necessary, foridentified key examples: national defence and security, to conduct "periodic • Tens of thousands of pounds of microparticles of mapping" of private networks deemed to be critical toradioactive and highly toxic waste contaminate the national security, and to require these companies toMiddle East, Central Asia and the Balkans. "share" information requested by the federal government. • US-made land mines and cluster bombs spread over Such steps toward increased control over privatewide areas of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle computer networks have been taken amid an ongoingEast continue to spread death and destruction. program of mass surveillance begun by the George W. • Thirty-five years after the Vietnam War, dioxin Bush administration, supposedly in response to thecontamination is 300 to 400 times higher than "safe" 9/11 attacks. Presently, no legislation exists thatlevels, resulting in severe birth defects and cancers into disallows the use of such technology to conduct mass,the third generation of those affected. warrantless surveillance. • US military policies and wars in Iraq have createdsevere desertification of 90 per cent of the land, 4. ICE Operates Secret Detention and Courtschanging Iraq from a food exporter into a country that Agents of the US Immigration and Customsimports 80 per cent of its food. Enforcement (ICE) are holding thousands of US • In the US, military bases top the Superfund list of residents in unlisted and unmarked subfield offices andthe most polluted places, as perchlorate and deporting tens of thousands in secret court hearings.trichloroethylene seep into the drinking water, aquifers "If you dont have enough evidence to chargeand soil. someone criminally but you think hes illegal, we can • Nuclear weapons testing in the American Southwest make him disappear." Those chilling words were spokenand the South Pacific Islands has contaminated millions by James Pendergraph, then executive director of theof acres of land and water with radiation, while uranium ICEs Office of State and Local Coordination, at atailings defile Navajo reservations. conference of police and sheriffs in August 2008. • Rusting barrels of chemicals and solvents and People are held in a vast network of more than 30012 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 13. detention facilities, located in nearly every state in the Pakistani forces in "counterterrorism" operations,country. Only a few of these facilities are under the full including house raids and border interdictions, in theoperational control of ICE; the majority are jails under North-West Frontier Province and elsewhere in Pakistan.the control of state and local governments that This arrangement allows the Pakistani government tosubcontract with ICE to provide detention bed space. utilise former US Special Operations forces that nowHowever, ICE has created a network of secret jails work for Blackwater, while denying an official US militarydesigned for confining individuals in transit. These 186 presence in the country. He also confirmed thatunlisted and unmarked subfield offices are not subject to Blackwater has a facility in Karachi and has personnelICE detention standards, lacking showers, beds, drinking deployed elsewhere in Pakistan.water, soap, toothbrushes, sanitary napkins, mail, In addition to planning drone strikes and operationsattorneys or legal information. Many of these subfield against suspected Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces inoffices are in suburban office parks or commercial Pakistan for both JSOC and the CIA, the Blackwater teamspaces, revealing no information about their ICE in Karachi also helps plan missions for JSOC insidetenants—nary a sign, a marked car or even a US flag. Uzbekistan against the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. In addition, there is a complete lack of a real-time As well as working on covert action planning anddatabase tracking people in ICE drone strikes, Blackwater Selectcustody, meaning that ICE has created provides private guards to performa network of secret jails, designed for the sensitive task of security for secretconfining individuals in transit, that US drone bases, JSOC camps andliterally make people disappear. This arrangement Defense Intelligence Agency campsImmigrant detainees can be allows the inside Pakistan.transferred away from their attorneysat any point in their immigration Pakistani 6. Health Care Restrictions Costproceedings, and often are. Detainees Thousands of Lives in the UScan be literally "lost" by their government to Despite national legislative healthattorneys and family members for utilise former US reform, health care in the US willdays or even weeks after being remain dismal for many Americans,transferred. Special Operations resulting in continuing deaths and forces that personal tragedies.5. Blackwater (Xe): The Secret US A Harvard research team estimatesWar in Pakistan now work for that 2,266 US military veterans At a covert forward operating Blackwater, died in 2008 due to lack of healthbase run by the US Joint Special insurance. The figure is moreOperations Command (JSOC) in while denying an than 14 times the number ofthe Pakistani port city of Karachi, official US military deaths suffered by US troops inmembers of an elite division of Afghanistan in 2008, and moreBlackwater are at the centre of a presence in the than twice as many as have diedsecret program in which they plan country. since the war began in 2001. Thetargeted assassinations of researchers concluded that 1.46suspected Taliban and Al-Qaeda million working-age vets lackedoperatives inside and outside health coverage, increasing theirPakistan. The Blackwater death rate. The American Journal ofoperatives also gather Public Health published findingsintelligence and help direct a secret US military drone demonstrating that being uninsured raises anbombing campaign that runs parallel to the well- individuals odds of dying by 40 per cent.documented CIA Predator strikes, according to a well- Health insurance laws are often complicated byplaced source within the US military intelligence individual states, where health insurance is legallyapparatus. controlled. Blackwater, which also goes by the names Xe Services According to research led by the Johns Hopkinsand US Training Center, has denied that the company Childrens Center, lack of health insurance may have ledoperates in Pakistan. or contributed to nearly 17,000 deaths among A former senior executive at Blackwater confirmed the hospitalised children in the United States in the span ofmilitary intelligence sources claim that the company is less than two decades. The study was published onlineworking in Pakistan for the CIA and JSOC. He said that on 29 October 2009 in the Oxford, UK, Journal of PublicBlackwater is also working for the Pakistani government Health. Using more than 23 million hospital records fromon a subcontract with an Islamabad-based security firm 37 states between 1988 and 2005, the Johns Hopkinsthat puts US Blackwater operatives on the ground with investigators compared the risk of death in children withDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 13
  • 14. insurance to those without. Other factors being equal, investors attempt to turn a profit in biofuels and softthey found that uninsured children were 60 per cent commodities markets.more likely to die in hospital than those with insurance. Historically, with big industrial agriculture comes theWhen comparing death rates by underlying disease, the expansion of western agricultural biotechnologies. Theuninsured appeared to have an increased risk of dying introduction of genetically modified organisms in theregardless of their medical condition. The findings only US and other countries has primarily profited patent-captured deaths during hospitalisation and did not holding companies while creating farmer dependencereflect deaths after discharge from hospital, nor did they on the chemical fertilisers and pesticides produced by acount children who died without ever being hospitalised, few US corporations and used to the detriment ofwhich means that the real death toll of uninsured human health, soil quality and the environment.children could be even higher. A tangled consortium of multinational corporations, funded by taxpayer dollars via the United States Agency7. External Capitalist Forces Wreak Havoc in Africa for International Development, seeks to further the aims Resource exploitation in Africa is not new, but the of biotech abroad, especially in Africa where Kenya,scale of agricultural "land grabbing" in African nations is Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia wereunprecedented, becoming the new colonisation of the singled out and have been the testing grounds for this21st century. State violence against Kenyan indigenous strategy. The obvious beneficiaries of such internationalpastoralists and Nigerian civilians in oil-rich regions has development are the handful of corporations which ownheightened, leaving thousands dead as the military the patents and technology and produce the herbicidesburns whole communities to the ground and police and pesticides required by the use of such seeds.commit crimes including extrajudicial killings, rapes,beatings, thefts, arson and intimidation. 8. Massacre in Peruvian Amazon over US–Peru FTA In the midst of a severe food and economic crisis, the On World Environment Day, 5 June 2009, Peruvian"land grabbing" trend has grown into an international Amazon Indians were massacred by the government ofphenomenon. The term refers to the purchase or lease Alán García in the latest chapter of a long war to take overof vast tracts of land by wealthier, food-insecure nations common lands—a war unleashed by the signing of theand private investors from mostly poor, developing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Peru and the US.countries in order to produce crops for export. Three Mi-17 helicopters took off from the nationalApproximately 180 instances of such land transactions police base in El Milagro, Peru, at 6 am on Friday 5 Junehave been reported since mid-2008, as nations attempt and flew over part of the Peruvian highway that joins theto extend their control over food-producing lands and jungle to the northern coast, which had been occupied for the past 10 days by 5,000 Awajún and Wampi indigenous peoples. The helicopters launched tear gas on the crowd (witnesses say they also fired machine guns), while a group of agents simultaneously attacked the roadblock by ground, firing AKM rifles. An estimated 500 police bore down on the protesters, some of whom were still sleeping, and opened fire. One hundred people were wounded by gunshot, and between 20 and 25 were killed. The government claimed days after the clash that 11 indigenous were dead as well as 23 police agents. The indigenous organisations reported 50 dead among their ranks and up to 400 disappearances. According to witnesses, the military burned bodies and threw them into the river to hide the massacre, and also took prisoners from among the wounded in hospitals. While accounts differ, what is certain is that the government sent the armed forces to evict a peaceful protest that had been going on for 57 days in five jungle regions: Amazonas, Cusco, Loreto, San Martín and Ucayali. "Just send me a text reminding me to email you about setting up a The US–Peru FTA was signed on 8 December Skype session to discuss organising a video conference." 2005 in Washington, DC, by then Presidents George W. Bush and Alán García. In June 2006, it14 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 15. was ratified by Peru, and in December 2007 by the US US security contractors as well as countless otherCongress. On 19 December 2007, Perus Congress gave private American corporations cannot provide the safetyfull faculties to the government to legislate for six that they are paid to offer.months, by decree, issues related to the FTA. Mandated So US military contractors in Afghanistan payby these powers, the executive drafted 99 legislative suspected insurgents to protect the US supply routesdecrees that are at the root of the current conflict. On 1 they were contracted to protect. A war-torn countryFebruary 2009, the agreement went into effect. such as Afghanistan has plenty of impoverished citizens and, as a result, it is not hard for private contractors to9. Human Rights Abuses Continue in Palestine find individuals willing to take money to protect supply The Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa routes.(HSRC) has released a study indicating that Israel is An estimated 10 per cent of the Pentagons logisticspractising both colonialism and apartheid in the contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars is paidoccupied Palestinian territories. HSRC commissioned to insurgents as the US government funds the veryan international team of scholars and practitioners of forces American troops are fighting.international public law from South Africa, the UK,Israel and the West Bank to conduct the study. 11. The H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating Data to The team found that Israels policy and practices Enrich Drug Companiesviolate the prohibition on colonialism, which the The H1N1 virus has spawned widespread panic andinternational community fear throughout the world.developed in the 1960s in However, upon closerresponse to the great examination, many of thedecolonisation struggles inAfrica and Asia. Israels policy In the meantime, the US claims made by the World Health Organization (WHO)is demonstrably to fragment the taxpayers dollar continues seem to be based on weak andWest Bank and annex part of it to fund insurgents to incomplete data. The Atlanta-permanently to Israel. Through based Centers for Diseasethese measures, Israel has protect American troops so Control and Prevention (CDC)denied the indigenous has created and used data topopulation the right to self- they can fight insurgents. grossly exaggerate the need fordetermination, and has an expensive and unnecessaryindicated a clear intention to vaccine aimed at creatingassume sovereignty over profits for the pharmaceuticalportions of its land and natural resources. industry—and not protecting Americans. The team also found that Israels laws and policies in The WHO claimed in 2009 that a worldwide publicthe Occupied Palestinian Territories fit the definition of health emergency had unfolded on an unprecedentedapartheid in the International Convention on the scale, and 4.9 billion doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccineSuppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid. were needed to stop the spread. In some countries, theIsraeli law conveys privileges to Jewish settlers and WHO recommended that H1N1 vaccination bedisadvantages Palestinians in the same territory on the mandatory. However, the data used by the WHO wasbasis of their respective racial identities. faulty at best. In the US, both federal and state governments began10. United States Funds and Supports the Taliban preparation for the pandemic. State governments are In a continuous flow of money, American tax dollars generally responsible for these preparations, inend up paying members of the Taliban and funding a coordination with federal agencies. President Obamasvolatile environment in Afghanistan. Private contractors Council of Advisors on Science and Technology releasedpay insurgents in the hope of attaining the very safety a report that "considered the H1N1 pandemic a seriousthey are contracted to provide. Concurrently, US soldiers health threat to the US—not as serious as the 1918pay at checkpoints run by suspected insurgents in order Spanish flu pandemic but worse than the swine fluto get safe passage. In some cases, Afghan companies outbreak of 1976". Responding to such terrifyingrun by former Taliban members, like President Hamid language, legislation drawn up in MassachusettsKarzais cousin, are protecting the passage of American introduced hefty fines and prison sentences for thosesoldiers. The funding of the insurgents, along with who refused to be vaccinated. The US military wasrumours of American helicopters ferrying Taliban expected to have an active role in this healthmembers in Afghanistan, has led to widespread distrust emergency.of American forces. In the meantime, the US taxpayers There was no uniform system for collecting data ondollar continues to fund insurgents to protect American suspected swine flu victims in the US, which led totroops so they can fight insurgents. confusion in the absence of accurate statistics. The CDCDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 15
  • 16. acknowledged that the figures being collected on doctors who graduated in Cuba. A combined total of 930"confirmed and probable cases" contained no separation Cuban health professionals make Cubas the largestbetween "confirmed" and "probable". In fact, only a medical contingent on the ground in Haiti. Anothersmall percentage of the reported cases were "confirmed" batch of 200 Cuban-trained doctors from 24 countries inby laboratory tests. This faulty data—and much more Africa and Latin America, and a dozen American doctorslike it from around the globe—was given to the WHO, who graduated from medical schools in Havana, went towhich in turn used the numbers to justify a pandemic. Haiti to provide reinforcement to existing Cuban medical The need for a perfected method of diagnosing and teams. By comparison, the internationally renownedcounting infected people was demonstrated when the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, or Doctors withoutWHOs "data" caused a wave of inaccurate conclusions Borders) has approximately 269 health professionalsas to the severity of the flu and the distance it had working in Haiti. MSF is much better funded and has farspread. The inaccurate data collection exaggerated the more extensive medical supplies than the Cuban team.numbers of infected people due to the CDCs The media have ignored not just the Cubanquantitative model created in July 2009. From 15 April contribution but also the efforts made by other Latinto 24 July 2009, US states reported a total of 43,771 American countries. Brazil is providing $70 million inconfirmed and probable cases of novel influenza A funding for 10 urgent care units, 50 mobile units for(H1N1) infection. Of these reported cases, 5,011 people emergency care, a laboratory and a hospital, amongwere hospitalised and 302 died. other health services. Venezuela has cancelled all of On 24 July 2009, the CDC Haitis debt and has promiseddiscontinued counts. Instead to supply oil, free of charge,of collecting data that could until the country has recoveredhave provided empirical from the disaster.backing for assessments of The CDCs data was then Western NGOs employhow the H1N1 virus was used to justify massive media officers to ensure thatspreading, the CDC the world knows what they areannounced that it had vaccinations, which created doing. The western mediadeveloped its model to huge profits for the have grown accustomed todetermine the true number of dealing with such NGOs,novel H1N1 flu cases in the pharmaceutical industry. enabling a relationship ofUnited States. mutual assistance to develop. The CDC further stated that Cuban medical teams,"[t]he model took the number however, are outside thisof cases reported by states and adjusted the figure to predominantly western humanitarian–media loop andaccount for known sources of underestimation" such as are therefore only likely to receive attention from Latinaccounting for people who had never reported their American media and Spanish-language broadcastersillness, despite no proof that these infected people and print media.existed. These estimates caused an inaccurate andbasically made-up figure of infections. The CDCs data 13. Obama Cuts Domestic Spending and Increaseswas then used to justify massive vaccinations, which Military Corporate Welfarecreated huge profits for the pharmaceutical industry. President Obamas decision to increase military spending this year and in the future will result in the12. Cuba Provided the Greatest Medical Aid to Haiti greatest administrative military spending since Worldafter the Earthquake War II. This decision is being made in spite of Cuba was the first to come into Haiti with medical aid continued evidence of extreme waste, fraud, abuse andwhen the 12 January 2010 earthquake struck. Among the corporate welfare in the military budget. At the samemany donor nations, Cuba and its medical teams have time, spending on "non-security" domestic programsplayed a major role in treating Haitis earthquake such as education, nutrition, energy and transportationvictims. Public health experts say that the Cubans were will be frozen, resulting in inflationary cuts to essentialthe first to set up medical facilities among the debris services for the US public over the upcoming years.and to revamp hospitals immediately after the While these domestic programs constitute only 17 perearthquake struck. cent of the total federal spending, they will sustain all of However, in reporting on the international aid effort, the proposed cuts.western media have generally not ranked Cuba high on The public never hears about war spending in thethe list of donor nations. One major international news corporate media and how much everything actuallyagencys list of donor nations credited Cuba with costs. Several examples highlight the extent of abuse.sending over 30 doctors to Haiti, whereas the real figure A single future weapons system is now estimated tostands at more than 350, including 280 young Haitian cost the American taxpayer almost one-third of what the16 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 17. Obama administrations health care plan is expected to spring 2010, over 1,200 architects and engineers arecost over a decade. Originally expected to cost $50 calling for a new investigation into the events of 9/11.million, the estimated cost today just for one F-35 These building professionals and academics areaircraft is $113 million. The Marines, the Air Force and motivated by the fact that the 9/11 Commission Report hasthe Navy are planning to buy a combined 2,450 F-35s, been proven erroneous on multiple counts, scientificwhich would cost more than $323 billion. explanations have been flawed and contradictory, and President Obama is continuing the process of the American people deserve a more fact-basedreinflating the Pentagon that began in late 1998—fully explanation.three years before the 9/11 attacks. The rise in national At the same time, new evidence of explosives that candefence spending since 1998 is as large as the be used in controlled demolition has been found in theKennedy–Johnson surge (43 per cent) and the Reagan dust traces of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers andincreases (57 per cent) put together. The radical Building 7 of the WTC complex. After carefulincrease in military spending now, compared to the examination of the official story about 9/11 (in which theCold War and World War II, is justified commission never even mentionedby the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Building 7), along with the forensicHowever, even if todays wars are data omitted from official reports,taken out of the picture, there has still these professionals have concludedbeen a 54 per cent increase since At the same time, that a new, independent and1998. new evidence of transparent investigation into these The taxpayer, forced to pay about massive and mysterious structuralone trillion dollars yearly to fund the explosives that failures is needed.military, national security In other ongoing tension concerninginfrastructure and wars, remains can be used in 9/11 on the home front, Presidentignorant of the real costs. Reasons for controlled Obamas appointee to head the Officethe lack of public knowledge about of Information and Regulatory Affairs,military spending include: lack of demolition has Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein,corporate media coverage altogether; been found in the claims that the US governmentmedia employing retired military should infiltrate and discredit activistofficers as "experts", thus dust traces of the groups, including those whopresenting only one side; World Trade challenge the official views of theinculcated civilian deference 9/11 attacks—the so-called 9/11toward military leaders (leave it Center (WTC) "truthers". He believes thatto the experts in uniform); and towers and groups that question the eventssecrecy and "black budgets" of 9/11 are dangerous and couldobscuring military spending. Building 7 of the lead some people to violence, Among the questions journalist WTC complex. but presents no concreteWilliam J. Astore poses about the evidence to prove this.US military, a key one is: why is Sunsteins call for infiltration ofthe military immune from the private citizen groups plays to thepainful budgetary belt-tightening very concerns of many 9/11faced by the rest of America? activists—concerns that they may be targeted or infiltrated, or tried14. Increased Tensions with Unresolved 9/11 Issues on some trumped-up terrorist or criminal charges and Several contentious issues still plague the US then may not get a fair public hearing.government and its version of the events of 11September 2001. Nearly 10 years after the events, there 15. Bhopal Water Still Toxic 25 Years After Gas Leakare still many unanswered questions. How did Building Around midnight on 2 December 1984, the citizens of7 fall? What caused the destruction of the twin towers? Bhopal, a city of over 500,000 people in central India,Where is Osama bin Laden? Are people who question were poisoned by approximately 40 tons of toxic gasesthe official story of 9/11 dangerous conspiracy theorists? pouring into the night air from a largely abandoned The academics and intellectuals who have tried to chemical insecticide plant owned by the US-owned Unionanswer these questions have been ignored or derided by Carbide Corporation (UCC). The long-predicted gas leakcorporate mainstream (and even some progressive at UCC was, and remains today, the worst industrialleftist) media, political pundits and government officials disaster in history.who clearly intend to silence the so-called 9/11 Truth Released by faulty and neglected equipment, methylMovement or anyone who questions the officially isocyanate, phosgene and other highly toxic gases killedsanctioned government stance on the matter. As of an estimated 8,000 people immediately. The death tollDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 17
  • 18. attributed to "that night" in the following weeks and victims or not. The logic is that crimes againstmonths eventually rose to 20,000 people. Hundreds of humanity are offences against every member of thethousands of others were harmed, in many cases human species—a crime against all.permanently, with lung, liver, kidney and immune system Spain had been a venue for bringing high crimesdamages and blindness. The Indian Council of Medical charges against human rights violators in Guatemala,Research concluded that over 520,000 exposed persons Argentina, China, Israel and elsewhere. Most of thehad poisons circulating in their bloodstream, causing lawsuits have been against individuals linked to thedifferent degrees of damage to almost all systems in the untouchable political right, such as Chiles Augustobody. Pinochet, the Argentinian military officer Adolfo The 1984 disaster may have faded in the worlds Scilingo, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger,memory, but, in Bhopal, the damaged births continue Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, former Israelitoday. The very same factory that spewed out poison Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and six of his seniorgas has been leaking deadly chemicals into the drinking advisers and, most recently, former George W. Bushwater of about 30,000 people. In affected communities administration officials.there are epidemics of kidney disease and cancer, with Calls to rein in the judges increased when Spanishhundreds of damaged children. magistrates announced probes involving Israel and the Indra Sinha, a Booker Prize nominee for his book on United States. In January 2009, Spanish National Courtthe Bhopal disaster, Animals People, explained why the Judge Fernando Andreu announced that he wouldgas leak is still a national investigate seven current orscandal: "After the night of former Israeli officials over ahorror, the factory was locked 2002 air attack in Gaza thatup. Thousands of tons of ...Spain decided to limit killed a top member of Hamaspesticides and waste its own jurisdiction in cases of and 14 other people. In Marchremained inside. UCC never 2009, Baltasar Garzón, Spainsbothered to clean it. The genocide and crimes against most high-profile judge,chemicals were abandoned inwarehouses open to wind and humanity, thus closing one of invoked the principle of universal jurisdiction when herain. Twenty-four monsoons the last windows of sought to investigate six formerhave rusted and rotted the accountability... Bush administration officialsdeath factory. The rains wash for giving legal cover to torturethe poisons deep into the in the American prison atsoil. They enter the Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Andgroundwater and seep into wells and bore pipes. They in May 2009, Spanish High Court Judge Santiago Pedrazgush from taps and enter peoples bodies. They burn declared that he would charge three US soldiers withstomachs, corrode skin, damage organs and flow into crimes against humanity for the April 2003 deaths of awombs where they go to work on the unborn. If babies Spanish television cameraman and a Ukrainianmake it into the world alive, the poisons are waiting in journalist. The men were killed when a US tank crewtheir mothers milk." shelled their Baghdad hotel. A Greenpeace survey found substantial and, in somelocations, severe contamination of land and water 17. Nanotech Particles Pose Serious DNA Riskssupplies with heavy metals and chlorinated chemicals. Personal products that you may use daily—cosmetics, Overall contamination of the site and immediate suntan lotion, socks and sports clothes—and think aresurrounds is due both to routine spills and accidents harmless may all contain atom-sized nanotech particles,during the operation of the factory and to the continued some of which have been shown to sicken and killreleases of chemicals from the toxic wastes that remain workers in plants using nanotechnology. Known humanon site. health risks include severe and permanent lung damage. Cell studies indicate genetic damage. Extremely toxic16. Universal Jurisdiction on Crimes Against Humanity to aquatic wildlife, nanoparticles pose clear risks toDies in Spain many species and threaten the global food chain. In October 2009, under great pressure from the United Nanotech particles have been embraced by industryStates, the government of Spain decided to limit its own as the wonder ingredient in personal hygiene products,jurisdiction in cases of genocide and crimes against food packaging, paints, medical procedures andhumanity, thus closing one of the last windows of pharmaceuticals, even tyres and auto parts, amongaccountability for the most serious crimes committed by burgeoning numbers of other consumer products.the most powerful nations on Earth. Under Cosmetic companies add titanium dioxideinternational law, such crimes fall under the universal nanoparticles to sun creams to make them transparentjurisdiction of any nation, whether its own citizens are on the skin. Sports clothing firms have introduced18 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 19. odour-free garments containing nanosilver particles that headed by Yuguo Song from the Department ofare twice as toxic to bacteria than bleach. Auto industry Occupational Medicine and Clinical Toxicology at thecompanies have added carbon nanofibres to tyres and Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, seven young female workersbody panels to strengthen them. fell seriously ill after working in a paint factory that used According to the Project on Emerging nanotechnology. The workers suffered severe andNanotechnologies (PEN), health and fitness items permanent lung damage, and face and arm eruptions.continue to dominate available nanotech products, Two of them died, while the other five have notrepresenting 60 per cent of products listed. More improved after several years.products are based on nanoscale silver—used for its Around 500 studies have shown nanotechnologyantimicrobial properties—than any other nanomaterial; toxicity in animal studies, in human cells and in the259 products (26 per cent) use silver nanoparticles. PENs environment. Although Songs article finds evidence ofupdated inventory represents products from over 24 clinical toxicity in human beings for the first time, thiscountries, including the US, China, Canada and Germany. finding could be only the tip of the iceberg of an Over 1,000 consumer products made with extremely risky industry.nanoparticles, which can be 100 timessmaller than a virus, are already on 18. The True Cost of Chevronthe market, despite an almost Chevrons 2008 annual report to itscomplete lack of knowledge of the ...researchers shareholders is a glossy celebrationdangers they pose to human health heralding the companys mostand the environment. And while discovered an profitable year in its history. Profits ofthese atomic-sized particles may be $24 billion catapulted Chevron pastbeneficial in certain medical unforeseen General Electric to become theapplications, scientists and process, dubbed second most profitable corporation inenvironmentalists are calling for more the United States. The oil companysstudies. Until now, few adverse "toxic gossip", 2007 revenues were larger than theeffects have been found for this by which metal gross domestic product of 150virtually unregulated technology. Yet, nations.that may simply be due to the nanoparticles What Chevrons annual report doesrelatively few studies that have inflict genetic not reveal is the true cost paid forbeen done in the rush to find those financial returns: lives lost,ever more and profitable damage to DNA, wars fought, communitiesnanotech applications. even through walls destroyed, environments Nanotechnology, the science of decimated, livelihoods ruined andthe extremely tiny, is an of tissue that were political voices silenced. Norimportant emerging industry with not physically does it describe the globala projected annual market of resistance movement gainingaround one trillion US dollars by breached. voice and strength against these2015. It involves manipulating or operations.building new materials from Thus the communities andatoms and molecules. Silver and their allies, who bear thecarbon are now the most consequences of Chevrons oilimportant building blocks. The and natural gas production,tiny-sized materials often have unique properties that refineries, depots, pipelines, exploration, offshorediffer from those of their larger-scaled versions. drilling rigs, coal fields, chemical plants, political In a new British study, researchers discovered an control, consumer abuse, false promises and muchunforeseen process, dubbed "toxic gossip", by which more, have prepared an alternative annual report formetal nanoparticles inflict genetic damage to DNA, even Chevron. It reveals the true impact of just a handful ofthrough walls of tissue that were not physically Chevrons operations in the US in communities acrossbreached. Researchers called the finding "a huge Alaska, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia,surprise", particularly since the billionth-of-a-metre- Florida, the Gulf Coast, Mississippi, New Jersey, Newscale particles appear to have wreaked their havoc York, Utah and Wyoming; and internationally acrossindirectly. Angola, Burma, Canada, Chad, Cameroon, Ecuador, Iraq, Now, for the first time, a scientific study has Kazakhstan, Nigeria and the Philippines. Theseestablished a clear and causal relationship between accounts are demonstrative, not inclusive. We wouldhuman contact with nanoparticles and serious health need 100 reports to document all such impacts. Thesedamage. According to an article in the European accounts include active lawsuits against the companyRespiratory Journal, by a group of Chinese researchers from around the world, totalling in the tens of billionsDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 19
  • 20. of dollars, which threaten its vaulted financial gains— $106 billion war-spending bill into law, Obama includedfor when a company operates in blatant disregard for a five-paragraph signing statement with the bill in whichthe health, security, livelihood, safety and environment he also refused to require the Department of Treasury toof the communities within which it operates, there can report to Congress on the activities of the World Bankbe real financial repercussions. and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Chevron buys political influence and control at the sections rejected by Obama would have required hislocal and national levels at each of its operational sites administration to direct its World Bank representativesin order to circumvent or trump laws that would protect to pressure that institution into using metrics thatpeople and environments from the companys "fairly represent the value of internationally recognizeddestructive practices. workers" rights. Organised labour groups had pushed This alternative report shows Chevrons pattern of for a revision of those standards.hiring harsh military "protection" against local Another section rejected by Obama would haveresidents, evidenced in Iraq, the Niger Delta, Chad, pushed the World Bank to account for the cost ofCameroon, Angola and Burma, where massive increases greenhouse gas in pricing projects and to disclosein military presence and widespread abuses of human operating budgets more fully. Yet another sectionrights—including forced labour, murder, rape, forced rejected by Obama would have required Treasuryrelocation of villages and more—are ongoing against Secretary Tim Geithner to develop a report with thecommunities living in and around Chevron projects. heads of the World Bank and IMF, "detailing the steps taken to coordinate the activities of the World Bank and19. Obama Administration the Fund" to eliminate overlapAssures World Bank and IMF between the two.of a Free Rein of Abuse The World Trade 20. Obamas Charter SchoolOrganization (WTO) has an So while everyone talks Policies Spread Segregationagreement called the about putting into place rules and Undermine UnionsFinancial Services Agreement Charter schools continue tothat explicitly applies to over regarding being stratify students by race, class100 countries and mandates "too big to fail", there is a and sometimes language, andmajor deregulation. For are more racially isolatedinstance, it has a rule that you WTO dictate that forbids than traditional publiccannot have a domestic law such regulation. schools in virtually everythat limits the size of a state and large metropolitanfinancial service firm— area in the US.insurance, banking, Charter schools are oftensecurities—even if it applies marketed as incubators ofequally to foreign and domestic companies. So while educational innovation, and they form a key feature ofeveryone talks about putting into place rules regarding the Obama administrations school reform agenda. Butbeing "too big to fail", there is a WTO dictate that in some urban communities, they may be fuelling de factoforbids such regulation. In short, these binding WTO school segregation and undermining public education.rules require countries to maintain the same policies In many charter schools, 90 to 100 per cent of thethat led to the financial crisis. This agreement was population are minority students, close to twice the ratenever brought to a vote in any Congress. of traditional public schools. But even a charter school Jesse Griffiths, coordinator of the London-based with a social mission of promoting economic and racialBretton Woods Project, said: "The ideology of the IMF equity still runs up against the limits posed byand World Bank has failed and the accompanying selectivity and exclusion.structures have failed." He added: "In addition to the Obamas national education policy supports thecurrent enormous economic instability, the system has expansion of charter schools to undermine publicfailed to create equity and eradicate poverty; it has education and schoolteacher labour unions. Obamafailed to ensure that human rights are protected, and it wants to tie teachers pay to student performance,has failed to address environmental issues." which would be measured through test scores. Merit The failures of these global entities have not pay based on performance is strongly opposed byprevented President Obama from allowing their teachers unions nationwide. Teachers want equal payrelatively free rein in relation to the US government. In for equal work, and assurances that funding for low-June 2009, President Obama used his sixth signing income schools will be fair. Charters are known forstatement to negate provisions of US legislation that resisting teacher unions, which means that they drivewould have compelled the World Bank to strengthen segregation not only in the student population but inlabour and environmental standards. When signing the the school workforce as well.20 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 21. The American public is now witnessing the wholesale 22. 1.2 Billion Indians to be Given Biometric ID Cardsprivatisation of education, as cities, municipalities and Indias 1.2 billion citizens are to be issued biometricstates are suffering from budget woes caused by the identification cards. The cards will hold the personspillage and social failures of financial monopoly name, age and birth date, as well as fingerprints or iriscapitalism and its devastating policies that are intent onscans, though no caste or religious identification.privatising everything public, from schools to the Within the next five years, a giant computer will hold themilitary, to health care, to public housing. personal details of at least 600 million citizens—making this new information technology system the largest in21. Western Lifestyle Continues Environmental the world. The project will cost an estimated $3.5Footprint billion. The 600 million Indians will receive a 16-digit Speaking in advance of the climate summit in identity number by 2014 in the projects first phase.Copenhagen, Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the UNs Indias red tape is legendary: citizens have dozens ofIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, warned types of identity verification, ranging from electoral rollsthat western society must enact radical changes and to ration cards, yet almost none can be used universally.reform measures if it is to avoid the Forty-two per cent of Indiasworst effects of climate change. population is below the poverty line,Pachauri told the Observer that western and citizens frequently move in searchsociety urgently needs to develop a of jobs. The government believes thenew value system of "sustainable The North ID system will help citizens becauseconsumption". Atlantic Treaty they will no longer have a problem Pachauri offered a wide-ranging identifying themselves.proposal—including legal Organization The biometric identity number will berequirements, economic disincentives (NATO) has entered every time someone accessesand government subsidies—to lead services from government departments,western society toward a more become historys drivers licence offices and hospitals assustainable future. His proposal alsoincludes measures to regulate travel first global army. well as insurance, credit card, telecom and banking companies. By bringingby land and air. For instance, Never before more people into the banking system,Pachauri argues that automobile have soldiers from Indian officials also hope to raisetravel could be "curbed" through the number of people payingpricing schemes that discourage so many states income tax; currently, less than fivethe use of private transportation. per cent of the population paysLikewise, Pachauri suggests that served in the same income tax.governments tax air travel to war theatre, The government also plans toencourage citizens to travel by use the database to monitor bankrail, which is significantly lower much less in the transactions, cellphonein cost and environmental same country. purchases and the movements ofimpact. individuals and groups suspected Travel and tourism are but one of fomenting terrorism.feature of an increasingly Civil liberty campaigners fearunsustainable Western lifestyle. the ID card will become a tool ofAs the Internet becomes an repression. Nandita Haksar, aindispensable feature of modern life, the costs and human rights lawyer, said: "There is already noenvironmental impact associated with its usage are on accountability in regards to violations of human andthe rise. According to recent estimates, there are over civil rights. In this atmosphere, what are the oversight1.5 billion people online around the world. As a result, mechanisms for this kind of surveillance?"the Internets energy footprint is growing at a rate ofmore than 10 per cent each year. As the Internets 23. Afghanistan War: Largest Military Coalition inappetite for electricity grows, companies like Google are Historyhaving a hard time managing the costs associated with The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) hasdelivering web pages, video, audio and data files. This become historys first global army. Never before havesituation not only threatens the bottom line of web soldiers from so many states served in the same warfirms, but may compromise the long-term viability of theatre, much less in the same country. At the eighththe Internet. According to Subodh Bapat, vice president anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, the worldof Sun Microsystems, "[i]n an energy-constrained world, is witness to a 21st-century armed conflict waged by thewe cannot continue to grow the footprint of the Internet largest military coalition in history.... we need to rein in the energy consumption". With recent announcements that troops from suchDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 21
  • 22. diverse nations as Colombia, Mongolia, Armenia, Japan, station chief, find people on a to-be-killed list, executeSouth Korea, Ukraine and Montenegro are to join those them and leave. There was an ongoing list of targetedof some 45 other countries serving under the command people, cleared by Vice President Cheneys office, whoof the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, had committed acts of war or were suspected ofthere will soon be military personnel from 50 nations planning operations of war against the United States.and five continents serving under a unified command JSOC was also involved in war crimes, including thestructure. torture of prisoners in secret "ghost" detention sites. NATOs 50th anniversary summit in Washington, DC, Camp Nama in Iraq was one such "ghost" facility hiddenin 1999 welcomed the first expansion of the worlds only from the International Committee of the Red Cross, themilitary bloc in the post–Cold War era, absorbing former international body charged under international law withWarsaw Pact members such as the Czech Republic, monitoring compliance with the Geneva ConventionsHungary and Poland. Two years later, after the 9/11 and given the right to inspect all facilities where peopleattacks in New York City and Washington, DC, NATO are detained in a country that is at war or under militaryactivated Article 5—in which the "[p]arties agree that an occupation.armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or On 22 July 2006, Human Rights Watch issued a report,North America shall be considered an attack against titled "No Blood, No Foul", about American torturethem all". practices at three facilities in Iraq. One of them was The main purpose of invoking Camp Nama, accused of someNATOs mutual military of the worst acts of torture andassistance clause was to rally operated by JSOC under thethe then 19-member military The JSOC team would go direction of McChrystal.bloc for the invasion and into countries without McChrystal, then a Majoroccupation of Afghanistan andthe stationing of troops, talking to the ambassador or General, was North Carolina. at Fort Bragg in officially basedwarplanes and bases the CIA station chief, findthroughout South and Central 25. Prisoners Still Brutalised atAsia. Flyover rights were also people on a to-be-killed list, "Gitmo"arranged with Kazakhstan and execute them and leave. In Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, theTurkmenistan, and newly notorious but seldom-discussedacquired airbases in Bulgaria thug squad, officially known asand Romania have since been the Immediate Reaction Forceused for the transit of troops and weapons to the (IRF), deployed by the US military, remains very muchAfghan war zone. active. Inside the walls of Guantánamo, the prisoners The Afghanistan war is no ordinary war. The only know the squad as the Extreme Repression Force. Inbeneficiary of this conflagration is a rapidly emerging reality, IRF is an extrajudicial terror squad, the existenceglobal NATO. of which has been documented since the early days of Guantánamo. IRF has rarely been mentioned in the24. War Crimes of General Stanley McChrystal United States media or in congressional inquiries into A little more than a year before he was fired on 23 torture.June 2010 for making potentially insubordinate remarks On 22 January 2009, newly inaugurated Presidentin a Rolling Stone profile, General Stanley McChrystal was Obama issued an executive order requiring the closure ofappointed by President Barack Obama as Commander Guantánamo within a year, and also ordered a review ofin charge of the war in Afghanistan. He had been the status of the prisoners held there, requiring "humaneformerly in charge of the Joint Special Operations standards of confinement" in accordance with the GenevaCommand (JSOC) headed by former Vice President Dick Conventions.Cheney. Most of what General McChrystal has done One month later, the Center for Constitutional Rightsover a 33-year career remains classified, including (CCR) released a report titled "Conditions ofservice between 2003 and 2008 as Commander of JSOC, Confinement at Guantánamo: Still in Violation of thea special black operations commando unit of the Navy Law", which found that abuses continued. In fact, oneSEALs and Delta Force so clandestine that the Pentagon Guantánamo lawyer, Ahmed Ghappour, said that hisfor years refused to acknowledge its existence. clients were reporting "a ramping up in abuse" since Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Seymour Hersh Obama was elected, including "beatings, the dislocationclaims that the Bush administration ran an executive of limbs, spraying of pepper spray into closed cells,assassination ring that reported directly to former Vice applying pepper spray to toilet paper and over-force-President Dick Cheney, and that Congress had no feeding detainees who are on hunger strike." The CCRoversight of it whatsoever. The JSOC team would go into has called on the Obama administration to end the usecountries without talking to the ambassador or the CIA of the IRF teams at Guantánamo immediately. ∞22 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
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  • 25. COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER AND GM CROPS Mystery of the Disappearing Bees ver recent years, a problem has developed with honey bees which O is causing increasing loss of bees across the United States and in some other countries. Many scientists have studied the problem, but according to Cox-Foster et al. (2009) "no single culprit has been identified" as the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).1 This article will suggest that a cause for CCD can easily be identified, but that there may not The Bt Cry toxins in be the political will to admit openly that a cause for CCD has been found. Simply put, bees have an immune response to the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) genetically modified toxin in genetically modified (GM) crops, and this immune response impairs the bees memory and thus the worker bee is simply unable to find its way crops are thought to back to the beehive. Hence the bees disappear. be responsible, at In order to make sure that one has the true cause of CCD, it is crucial to define accurately what CCD refers to. CCD does not refer to something that least in part, for is killing large numbers of bees, so that one finds many thousands of dead impairing the immune bees, either in the hive or immediately outside the hive. That is not CCD. Instead, as Wikipedia states, in CCD the "worker bees from a beehive or response, memory European honey bee colony abruptly disappear".2 This disappearance of the worker bees, rather than the observation of a large number of dead bees, is and navigation ability what largely distinguishes CCD from the many well-known pests and of worker bees and diseases of bees. For example, Varroa mite infestation can kill bees so quickly that "thousands of dead bees will pile in front of the hive".3 Thus, causing them to although Varroa mite infestation is a very serious disease of honeybees, its symptoms clearly do not match the specific symptoms observed in CCD: the disappear from their abrupt disappearance of the worker bees. beehives. In the case of the viruses and pathogens that have been suggested as causes of CCD, these usually result in large numbers of dead bees either inside or outside of the beehive. Dead bees are found outside the hive because worker bees carry the dead bees outside. Over the years, many different things have been suggested as the cause of CCD. Bees are susceptible not only to many different pests and diseases but also to a wide variety of chemical sprays used in agriculture. Virtually anyone can name something that can kill large numbers of bees. Here we are interested in what makes the bees disappear, not in what kills them. The story becomes more intriguing, as colony collapse disorder was originally called Autumn Collapse or Fall Dwindle Disease. 4 Autumn by Peter Olson © 2010 collapse and fall dwindle refer to the fact that the disappearance of the worker bees was clearly observed to occur in the autumn/fall season and was Email: not something that happened at any random time during the year. This beeccd@yahoo.com specific timing of CCD gives us a second specific criterion which can be used to distinguish CCD from the many other events which harm bees. When we find a cause for CCD, it should be able to explain why the disease has a history of occurring at a specific time of the year: autumn.DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 25
  • 26. Bee scientists looking for the cause of CCD have ones mental abilities. As it happens, it has recentlyconcentrated on dissecting bees in the hope of finding a been shown that the entire insect kingdom is even morepathogen that they are well familiar with and to which affected by such an internal response to sickness thanthey can attribute blame for the recent large-scale humans are. In 2003, a peer-reviewed article wasdisappearance of worker bees. While it is necessary to published, titled "Immune response inhibits associativehave a number of investigators looking with a very learning in insects". The authors stated that they hadnarrow focus for specific viruses, bacteria and parasites discovered "a link between the immune system and thethat may be the cause of the problem, it is also nervous system in insects" and that "an immunenecessary to look with unblinkered vision and consider response therefore not only affects survival of thea very wide range of possibilities for causes of CCD. host...but also everyday behaviour and memory When enquiring about the disappearance of worker formation".6 Thus it is very clear that if insects have anbees from the beehive, it is important to investigate the immune response, their cognitive processes such aslifestyle and habits of the bee. In doing so, one quickly memory formation are adversely affected—meaning thatdiscovers that the bee is a very highly specialised and insects cant learn things or remember things when theyadapted insect. Bees, like many other creatures, have have an immune response. Bees, of course, are insects.developed a number of unique and highly complex Is there something new that has not been consideredbehaviours and abilities that are essential to their which could be causing an immune response in insectssurvival. How would an eagle survive if it were blind? such as bees? Whereas plant breeding has historicallyHow would a bat function focused on producing cropswithout its radar? Bees have with bigger and better yields,the adaptive advantage of the most common traits thatspecialised cognitive abilities Having knowledge of the have been introduced into thewhich are essential for their habits and lifestyle of the recent genetically modifiedsurvival: the abilities to crops are herbicide resistanceremember where a certain bee dramatically changes and insect resistance. Theflower is located and what it our perception of what insect resistance feature in GMsmells like,5 to navigate back to crops usually comes from thethe hive and to calculate how may be causing the bees insertion of a gene for Bacillusfar it can fly with the amount of to disappear. thuringiensis, which is a naturallyhoney fuel it is carrying. occurring, toxic, soil organism. Just as the captain of a plane The Bt gene in the GM cropscalculates how much fuel to produce what are called Crycarry in order to complete a journey, so it is that the bee toxins, which are crystalline protein substances that killalso calculates how much honey fuel to carry to some insects, like caterpillars, if they eat the GM crop.complete its journey. If the bee encounters unexpected Bees, however, are resistant to Bt Cry toxins and so arehead-winds and runs out of honey fuel, the result is not killed by GM Bt crops. Every bee scientist knowssimilar to if a plane runs out of fuel. The bee can land if that Bt Cry toxins do not kill bees.it runs out of fuel, but it can no longer complete the Why is it that bees are not killed by the Bt Cry toxinsjourney back to the hive and it will soon be carried away found in GM crops? An insects resistance to Bt Cryby hungry ants. Impairing the specialised cognitive toxins is correlated with its immune response to the Btprocesses of bees would be like impairing the Cry toxins. Recent peer-reviewed studies have shownspecialised eyesight of eagles. that "Cry toxin resistance may be induced in Having knowledge of the habits and lifestyle of the invertebrates [insects] as an active immune response".7bee dramatically changes our perception of what may be For example, in the Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestiacausing the bees to disappear. Part of the problem is kuehniella, a non-lethal response to Bt Cry toxins andthat entomologists who examine bees are always "tolerance [of Bt] correlates with an elevated immunelooking specifically for the presence of fungi, viruses or response" to the Bt toxins.8 For many creatures, such abacteria as the cause for CCD. They dont look for an simple non-lethal immune response, which protects theinteraction between any pathogen that they discover creature from the Bt toxins, is of little significance.and the specialised lifestyle of the bee that might result However, as described above, an "immune responsein indirect mortality to bees. They simply look for inhibits associative learning in insects",9 and bees aresomething that is directly lethal to bees. insects which are totally dependent upon specialised mental processes, such as navigation skills, for theirImmune Response, Cognition and Bt Cry Toxins survival. Thus the immune response that bees have to Have you ever noticed that when you are sick, you the Bt Cry toxins, which gives them resistance to thosecant think quite so quickly and clearly? The internal toxins, may be impairing the mental processes, learningbattle that the body is fighting somehow seems to affect and memory of bees. Like a blinded eagle, bees simply26 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 27. cannot survive if their specialised learning processes are Cry toxins through an effective immune response, andimpaired by an immune response to Bt Cry toxins. that an immune response in insects causes cognitive As mentioned, bees only carry just enough honey fuel impairment in those insects. It has also beento fly to the target flower, collect the pollen and then fly specifically demonstrated that consumption of Bt Crystraight back to the beehive. They dont carry enough toxins produces cognitive impairment or disturbedhoney fuel to allow them to survive getting lost and learning performances in bees. Bt Cry toxins are notspending time searching for the beehive. Sometimes a directly lethal to bees, just as alcohol is not directlyperson cannot quickly find their car in a very large car lethal to car drivers. Nevertheless, lots of car driverspark and can spend a minute or two trying to find their have died from sub-lethal doses of alcohol, and bees,car. However, bees must fly directly from the flower to like car drivers, die if they dont have perfect navigation.the beehive or they will run out of honey fuel, fall to the As mentioned previously, CCD was originally calledground and be carried away by hungry ants. Memory autumn collapse or fall dwindle disease. How couldimpairment is not lethal to humans, that relate to genetically modifiedbut memory and learning crops? Beekeepers know that beesimpairments are indeed lethal to are active on sunny days in springbees. and summer, when all the flowers are If all the worker bees experienced If all the worker open. But in autumn and wintercognitive impairment due to an bees experienced there are very few flowers, so beesimmune response to Bt Cry toxins, cant get any pollen at that time.then they would all get lost, run out cognitive Bees get all their protein from theof honey fuel, fall to the ground and impairment due pollen in flowers, so during autumn,be carried away by hungry ants, and when there are no flowers, beesthus they would all suddenly to an immune experience a sudden drop in theirdisappear from the beehive. This is response to Bt Cry protein intake.exactly what is observed in colony Protein intake is very important forcollapse disorder: "worker bees from toxins, then they bees, for both immune response anda beehive or European honey would all get lost, cognitive processes. "Insectsbee colony abruptly disappear".10 have an efficient defense systemAs a detective would say, the GM run out of honey against infections. TheirBt Cry toxins appear to have the fuel, fall to the antibacterial immune proteinsmeans, motive and opportunity have been well characterized".13to be the cause of the CCD. ground and be Bees use protein in forming their Of course, it might be that immune response, but they alsobees are somehow different to carried away by use protein to form theirother insects and do not hungry ants... memories. "[I]mmune-experience any learning challenged bees perform poorlyimpairment or cognitive in memory tests", and it hasmalfunction as a result of an been shown that "protein levelsimmune response to Bt Cry mediate this memory reduction.toxins. However, when bees The effect disappears if the beeswere tested for learning impairment or cognitive can increase their protein intake". 14 Pollen meansmalfunction after ingesting Bt Cry toxins, the results protein for the bees, and protein for bees is like oil forclearly showed that bees do indeed experience exactly an engine: its needed to keep things working.the same cognitive malfunction that all insects do when Studies have also shown that an "immune responsethey have an immune response. A study by Ramirez- reduces learning in protein-starved bumblebees" andRomero et al. showed that learning in bees is indeed that the "immune-induced reduction in memory onlyimpaired after exposure to Bt Cry toxins: "honey bees becomes apparent after the bees are deprived ofexposed to 5000 ppb of Cry1Ab had disturbed learning pollen"15 because pollen is the only source of protein for 11performances". bees. During summer, when protein from pollen is Perfect navigation requires perfect cognitive function. plentiful, the bees can have an immune response, whichThats why car drivers are tested for alcohol uses protein from their reserves, and still have enoughconsumption: the alcohol impairs their cognitive protein available to form memories with, but in autumnfunction. The Encyclopaedia Britannica states of CCD that the flowers close, the protein supply stops and then allit "appears to affect the adult bees ability to navigate",12 the remaining available protein is used up in the beesthus suggesting that worker bees fly out from the high immune response to GM Bt Cry toxins.hive to collect food but get lost and never return. It has This confirms that the situation which appliesbeen clearly demonstrated above that insects resist Bt generally to insects—learning impairment or cognitiveDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 27
  • 28. malfunction as a result of an immune response16—also in the hive are the real cause of colony collapseapplies specifically but conditionally to bees—the disorder. The Bt Cry toxins in GM crops are crystals ofcondition being that to ensure cognitive impairment in proteinaceous insecticidal endotoxins, whose mode ofbees, there should be a shortage of available protein, as action is to form a pore or make a hole in the insectsoccurs in the autumn. So we have autumn collapse or gut cell membranes.20 While investigating CCD in thefall dwindle disease of bees, also known as colony USA, Cox-Foster et al. noted that their bee autopsiescollapse disorder. found symptoms never observed before: scar tissue in the internal organs.21 Perhaps these internal scars areSub-Lethal Effects and Disease Susceptibility the result of non-lethal damage to the bees gut, caused It is important to note that Bt is not the only by the pore-forming Bt Cry toxins.insecticide that has been shown to cause cognitive Wikipedia describes leaky gut syndrome as "aimpairment in bees. In the USA, vanEngelsdorp et al. condition of altered or damaged bowel lining, caused bymentioned that neonicotinoid insecticides can produce toxins...which has led to increased permeability of thesub-lethal effects, such as learning impairment, and gut wall to substances which normally remainthat, as a result of such learning isolated".22impairment, bees "may not be able to German research has shown thatlearn the location of the hive"17 and bees which were fed Bt becamethus may be unable to navigate back greatly more susceptible to ato the hive. So the learning subsequent disease challenge. The So there is a recognised trend of University of Jena study showed thatlearning impairment in bees, caused impairment in bees, mortality in bees exposed to aby insecticide exposure at a sub-lethal induced by parasite was far greater in bees thatdose. VanEngelsdorp et al. clearly had previously been fed Bt, comparedstate that if bees are eating "pollen consumption of to bees that were not previously fedcontaminated with these chemicals at insecticidal GM Bt23—meaning that Bt increased thelow levels, they may not cause susceptibility of bees to the pathogenmortality but may impact the bees Bt pollen, can be and thus Bt multiplied the mortalityability to learn or make memories".18 seen as part of a caused by the pathogen. AIDS isThat is very similar to the known to increase mortality frompreviously mentioned finding larger trend for pathogens in humans. In regardfrom Ramirez-Romero et al., who to the increased mortality, thefound "disturbed learning sub-lethal doses of German study authors concluded:performances" in bees after some insecticides "[T]he significant differencesconsumption of GM Bt pollen.19 indicate an interaction of toxinSo the learning impairment in to produce learning and pathogen on the epithelialbees, induced by consumption of impairment in bees. cells of the honeybee intestine.insecticidal GM Bt pollen, can be The underlying mechanism whichseen as part of a larger trend for causes this effect is unknown".24sub-lethal doses of some Could it be that the Bt Cry toxininsecticides to produce learning makes a non-lethal hole in theimpairment in bees. bees gut lining, which then The difference between allows a pathogen to gain entry,neonicotinoid insecticide sprays and the Bt insecticide as described above in leaky gut syndrome?in genetically modified crops is that the former is very Cox-Foster et al. said of the CCD bee colonies that theyeasy to restrict or recall and has even been banned in studied: "[W]e hypothesized that something hadvarious European countries, whereas the GM Bt Cry compromised the bees immune system, making themtoxins may prove impossible to recall. With genetic susceptible to any number of infections that healthymaterials, the quantity of GM material in existence gets colonies would normally fend off".25 VanEngelsdorp et al.bigger and bigger as time passes. If problems develop noted that during the autopsies "when wet mounts werewith GM crops, then those problems will likely increase examined they appeared to have crystalline arrays" andas time passes. For example, bans on exotic pests like that "[c]rystal-like formations were observed in thefire ants do not mean that such imported pests thorax".26 Bt Cry toxins are crystalline.suddenly disappear. It can be incredibly difficult to get Cox-Foster et al. did consider the possibility that beesrid of biological pests. with CCD may have been poisoned by pollen from When trying to find the cause for CCD, scientists often genetically modified crops. However, these CCDdiscover a variety of diseases in the bees remaining in Working Group members simply referred to earlierthe hive. Perhaps those diseases in the bees remaining research showing that the Bt toxin is only activated in28 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 29. certain insects and, in contrast to the findings of the Australia, and at one time a virus from Israel wasUniversity of Jena trials above, Cox-Foster et al. stated blamed.that "the digestive tracts of honeybees and of many Research is again currently underway in Europe toother insects do not allow Bt to work".27 Thus, because confirm increased mortality from a parasite combinedof prior research showing that bees are not directly with GM Bt Cry toxins, as was originally discovered inkilled by Bt, many bee scientists have avoided testing Bt the Jena University study.30 If the GM Bt Cry toxins makeon bees for sub-lethal, behaviour-altering effects and holes in the bees gut and if increased susceptibility to ahave quickly ruled out GM Bt as a possible cause of pathogen is shown to be a result of such Bt CryCCD. toxin–pathogen interaction, then simply naming the pathogen without acknowledging the synergy of theAn Indirect Cause of Colony Collapse Disorder? combination or the effect on cognitive processes of the Scientists looking for a cause for CCD have looked for bee will not lead to a solution for the problem of colonya direct cause, something such collapse disorder. Meanwhile,as a virus or a parasite that is the worker bees fly out of thedirectly killing the bees. The beehive and then fail to return.New York Times recently reported Research is again currently Science does not work bythat the cause of CCD has simply connecting the dots.finally been discovered: the underway in Europe Science works by the gradualcombination of a parasite and a to confirm increased acceptance by larger and largervirus. 28 The article failed to numbers of scientists over amention that the lead author of mortality from a parasite period of time that a concept isthe described study had been combined with GM proven. When the startingthe recipient of a significant point is that all the beeresearch grant from Bayer Crop Bt Cry toxins... scientists in the world haveScience and that he is the "CEO read that Bt Cry toxins do notof the company developing kill bees, then it is a substantialscanners to diagnose bee uphill battle to change thediseases" and thus "could benefit financially" as a result minds of those scientists gradually. When politics andof the findings.29 big business are also involved, then the situation can be Bee scientists have a tendency simply to look for difficult to change. Few people realise the extent todiseases in the surviving bees. No lateral thinking is which the worlds ecology is dependent on the humbleinvolved. No consideration is given to impairment of the bee. ∞specialised cognitive functions of the bee, such as itsnavigation ability which is necessary to prevent the About the Author:worker bee from getting lost in the field. There is a big Peter Olson is an Australian researcher who begandifference between asking "What is killing all the bees?" beekeeping in the 1970s and has spent a number of yearsand asking "Why are all the bees getting lost?" reading journal articles to find the cause of Colony This is not the first time that a cause for CCD has been Collapse Disorder of bees. His article "The Medicalnamed. Previously, a virus originating in Australia was Benefits of Beta-1,3,d-Glucan" was published in NEXUSsaid to be the cause, even though CCD does not exist in 8/02. He can be emailed at beeccd@yahoo.com.Endnotes insects" (Ecology and Evolution, ETH Zurich, ETH-1. Cox-Foster, D. and D. vanEngelsdorp, "Solving the Zentrum NW, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland), Proc. R. Soc.Mystery of the Vanishing Bees", Scientific American, March Biol. Sci. 2003 Dec 7; 270(1532):2471-7331, 2009 7. Griffitts, J.S. and R.V. Aroian, "Many roads to2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ resistance: how invertebrates adapt to Bt toxins",Colony_Collapse_Disorder Bioessays 2005 Jun; 27(6):614-624; DOI:10.1002/bies.202393. Tew, J.E. and D.J. Heilman, "Controlling Varroa Mites 8: Mahbubur Rahman, M., H. Roberts, M. Sarjan, S.in a Bee Hive", http://beelab.osu.edu/factsheets/sheets/ Asgari, O. Schmidt (University of Adelaide, Southvarroa_mites.htm Australia), "Induction and transmission of Bacillus4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ thuringiensis tolerance in the flour moth Ephestia kuehniella",Colony_Collapse_Disorder Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 2004 Mar 2; 101(9):2696-99,5. Farina, W.M., C. Grüter, P.C. Díaz, "Social learning of http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/floral odours inside the honeybee hive", Proc. R. Soc. B. articlerender.fcgi?artid=365683#id27821192005 Sep 22; 272(1575):1923-28; PMID:16191598 9. Mallon et al., op. cit.6. Mallon E.B., A. Brockmann, P. Schmid-Hempel,"Immune response inhibits associative learning in Continued on page 77DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 29
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  • 31. Porphyria: A Cause of Chronic Illnesses C ould the ultimate cause of your chronic, or environmental, illness be a "rare" disease for which 20 per cent of mankind may actually have a predisposition? Many people have a chronic illness, or an environmental illness, for which no one seems to have an answer. Modern man is plagued with chronic fatigue or wasting diseases (chronic Twenty per cent of fatigue syndrome [CFS], myalgic encephalomyelitis [ME], fibromyalgia), mankind may have a allergy-like disorders (to foods, chemicals, electromagnetic fields [EMF]), pain and inflammatory diseases, "mental" illnesses, and degenerative genetic defect that is diseases in older people. Sufferers of these disorders usually first go to orthodox physicians and then to alternative practitioners. Often, no cure or activated after many relief is found. kinds of toxic Could the answer lie in a little-known metabolic disorder that is mistakenly said to be very rare? Could this little-known metabolic disease exposure, and often be the hidden cause of at least some cases of CFS, ME, fibromyalgia, results in chronic Alzheimers disease, hypoglycaemia, asthma, ulcers, autism, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), adrenal or thyroid disease, anxiety or panic disorders, degenerative diseases depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and the explosion of intolerance to environmental chemicals and foods? We will see that one clue is to ask if or allergy-like illnesses you have a history of poor tolerance for caffeine, alcohol, medications, including Alzheimers, stress, certain foods (including citrus, tomato, spices), monosodium glutamate (MSG), sunlight, heat, even vitamin and mineral supplements? chronic fatigue, This hidden metabolic disorder is called Porphyria (pronounced like "poor- fear-ee-uh"). Porphyria is derived from the Greek word for purple. It is actually fibromyalgia, a set of eight metabolic disorders, whereby the body does not properly make a hypoglycaemia and protein called haem (or heme). Instead, excess compounds called porphyrins—some of which are purple—result. These act as internal toxins. multiple chemical They accumulate in, or go to and adversely affect, the cells and organs in which they build up. Now, you already know one haem protein: haemoglobin, sensitivity. which transports oxygen as part of our red blood cells. Haem is nearly identical to chlorophyll, with the exception that it has iron in the centre of its four porphyrin ring compounds while chlorophyll has magnesium in its centre (figure 1). Thus haemoglobin is red, while chlorophyll is green. Porphyria was known, even to Hippocrates in ancient Greece, as a blood and liver disease. By 1871, the causal role of the purple pigments— porphyrins—in porphyria was stated. The clinical syndrome was detailed in by Steven Rochlitz, PhD 1889, a date which coincides with the near epidemic in Europe of porphyria © 6 October 2010 induced by the drug sulphonal. Some experts claim that, between 1888 and Post Office Box 2154 1890, as many as 14 per cent of those people in Europe who took this anti- Cottonwood, AZ 86326, USA insomnia, sulphur-containing drug had porphyria reactions to it1—thus indicating, even, over a hundred years ago, that porphyria is not a rare info@wellatlast.com disease; rather, a significant percentage of humanity may have the genetic http://www.wellatlast.com defect, or predisposition, to develop porphyria after a toxic exposure. There are at least nine different haem proteins in the body. BesidesDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 31
  • 32. haemoglobin, a crucial set of haem proteins is the there are eight metabolic steps in the bodys conversionCytochrome P450 enzymes. These enzymes either are of porphyrin compounds into haem. Half of the eightdeficient or are malfunctioning in the (hidden) porphyria disorders cause complaints that includeporphyria sufferer. These crucial enzymes are mostly in neurological (or "mental"), gastrointestinal or muscularthe liver, but also occur in the gastrointestinal tract, symptoms. The other half of the porphyrias cause skinkidneys, brain, adrenals, sex organs, blood vessels and disease. People getting skin complaints from suchskin. The cytochrome P450 enzymes metabolise many things as drug reactions or Sun exposure may have onecompounds, and act to detoxify many foreign of the skin porphyrias.compounds that get into the body. These compoundsinclude caffeine, alcohol, toxic environmental Famous Porphyria Sufferers—Who Didnt Know...chemicals, drugs and food components. But the Some very famous people are believed by medicalcytochrome P450 enzymes also metabolise our own detectives to have suffered from porphyria.3 You mayhormones, and may be the cause of some adrenal or have seen the movie The Madness of King George (1994),thyroid diseases. They also metabolise some vitamins. which depicted Britains King George III suffering Curiously, the cytochrome P450 enzymes got their neurological and behavioural complaints. The moviesname from the observation that these protein molecules ending noted that it is now thought that he hadreact to 450-nanometre- wavelength light, which is in the porphyria. Georges great-great-great-grandson, Princeblue-indigo part of the visible spectrum. Such light can William of Gloucester, was diagnosed with Variegatepass through most glass Porphyria in 1968 at the age ofwindows, and may induce or twenty-seven. Both this Princeactivate the cytochrome P450 William and George III wereenzymes and sicken those with ...the hidden porphyric descendants of Mary, Queen ofunderlying porphyria, causing often does not ever Scots, who is also now thoughtsome to need to block off all to have had porphyria. It maylight from entering their abode. completely recover after account for the so-called royalNote that in the movie Taxi Driver some exposures—including blue-blood claim, as blood,(1976), the Robert De Niro urine or stool may showcharacter is depicted as needing to heavy metals, pesticides, different colours when a suffererto block his windows of all light moulds and other toxins. has a severe attack, especially ifduring the day, and to go out their sample is left in the Sunand work only at night—while he for a while (this is usually notis progressively becoming more the case).mentally unbalanced. I have hypothesised that Adolf Hitler may have had Another haem enzyme metabolises tryptophan, and porphyria. If you smoked near him, it made him sickthus some hidden porphyrics—and asthmatics—are and could cost the smoker his life. He also hadintolerant of high-tryptophan foods (turkey, chicken, abdominal pain—a supposed hallmark of porphyria.pumpkin seeds) or supplements. Nerve cells also need Curiously, his physicians are known to have given himhaem to work properly. Thus porphyria may be glucose injections, which was once the only officialresponsible for some cases of Alzheimers 2 or treatment for porphyria. I neednt comment on hisParkinsons disease—both of which are known to have a mental aberrations.connection to environmental toxins. In the USA, about Perhaps the archetypal porphyria sufferer was Vincent50 per cent of people making it to their mid-eighties van Gogh. Many now believe that his complaints arosehave some form of Alzheimers. from the following scenario. Van Gogh would paint and In both multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) and then get very sick. His complaints included stomachporphyria, it is known that the smallest amounts of and digestion problems, anxiety, hallucinations,chemicals can trigger severe illness. In classical confusion, aggression and insomnia. Family membersporphyria, the worst possibility is such severe suffered from epilepsy, depression, kidney failure andneurological disorganisation that respiratory collapse suicide. When van Gogh felt ill after painting, he soughtcan result. This is rare, fortunately, and is most likely to to ameliorate his complaints by basically stupefyingresult from a drug reaction. So, again, unnecessary use himself with an alcoholic beverage containing absintheof drugs may need to be halted. Many skin or (a form of wormwood). However, it is now known thatbehavioural reactions to drugs may actually be both the alcohol and absinthe themselves cause orporphyric reactions. Extreme, violent reactions (murder, worsen a porphyria attack. Indeed, after drinking thesuicide) to some anti-depressant drugs may be alcohol/absinthe, van Gogh was often deranged. He cutporphyria reactions, as such classes of drugs are known off part of his ear on one occasion and gave it to ato be severe inducers of porphyria. prostitute. He later killed himself, as did one of his The eight different porphyria syndromes arise because brothers. But before he committed suicide, he was32 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 33. helped several times by being taken to a sanitarium. By the mid-1990s, a few medical physicians conductedThere they did not let him paint or drink his absinthe studies that showed that 70 to 90 per cent of MCSbeverage. He would recover, be released, but go back to sufferers had porphyrin metabolic disorders.6 In 1996,painting. Then van Gogh would breathe in those paint Dr Downey hypothesised that up to 20 per cent ofchemicals, drink his alcohol/absinthe beverage and mankind may have a genetic predisposition to developbecome deranged again. (MCS as a diagnosis was some form of chronic porphyria after a toxic exposure—unknown in those days.) which would then cause the sufferer to have some Some famous people who may have suffered from permanent, chronic and/or environmental illness.7porphyria—as a result of deliberate or accidental More recently, other physicians have written journalpoisoning with heavy metals—include Mozart and articles linking hidden porphyria to fibromyalgia8 and toBeethoven. The hair mineral analysis test has proven Alzheimers disease. Still other physicians have foundthat King George III and Beethoven had been that chronic infections cause some people to suffer frompoisoned—George with arsenic, and Beethoven with either a worsening genetic—or an acquired—porphyria.lead. Chronic porphyria may often result from heavy Could many of the people who become very ill and/ormetal poisoning. allergic afterBeethovens infection withdoctor was the Candida, viruses,same one who Lyme disease ortreated Napoleon p r o t o z o a nBonaparte, who is parasites also beknown to have suffering frombeen poisoned porphyria? Whilewith arsenic.4 porphyria is a genetic disorder,Environmental it can be greatlyIllnesses and Food exacerbated byIntolerances exposure to toxins It is important to and/or infectiousremember that Figure 1: Plant chlorophyll molecule (left) with magnesium at the centre; agents. This mayheavy metals or haem molecule (right) with iron at the centre. be, at least inother toxins can cause much illness without inducing part, because the extra toxins overload the cytochromeporphyria. But the hidden porphyric often does not ever P450 enzymes detoxification capacity.completely recover after some exposures—including to Different people have different food intolerances.heavy metals, pesticides, moulds and other toxins. He Some people need to rigorously avoid foods containingor she may become chronically ill and/or "allergic". any of the following: MSG, sulphur compounds (onion,Mercury—such as is found in dental fillings, vaccines, garlic, broccoli, cabbage and other vegetables),fish, air and other sources—is likely the worst inducer of salicylates (many fruits), oxalates, sialic acid (meat orchronic porphyria. While mercury toxicity is well known dairy), histamine-forming foods, spices, gluten, lectins,to alternative practitioners, the fact that chronic nightshades (tomato, potato, peppers) or fats/oils. Oneporphyria is often induced in such patients reason for reacting to different substances in foods isunfortunately is not. because there are different cytochrome P450 enzymes Van Goghs case is also the epitome of what I call "two that detoxify each of these substances. So you see thatsides of the same coin". On one side are the some well-known problems may really be a subset ofenvironmental illnesses; on the other side is porphyria, porphyria. Take hyperactivity, for example: aand possibly subsequent illnesses that occur once recommendation of the Feingold diet for hyperactivesomeones system breaks down with porphyria. The children is to avoid salicylate-containing fruits, but aenvironmental illnesses include MCS, electromagnetic separate cytochrome P450 enzyme processes salicylates.field sensitivity (EMFS) and near-universal food reactivity. One class of chemicals is deliberately manufactured toPorphyria may also be involved in Gulf War syndrome and destroy the cytochrome P450 enzymes: pesticides. Yes,illnesses resulting from breast implants, 9/11 World Trade plants have cytochrome P450 enzymes that enable themCenter destruction and Agent Orange exposure. to detoxify or metabolise compounds, too. The first to propose that MCS is linked to porphyria And many, perhaps most, pesticides overwhelm orwas the American dentist David C. Downey, DMD, whose destroy the plants cytochrome P450 enzymes. But ourreport was published in 1992.5 He found that some of cytochrome P450 enzymes are nearly identical to thosehis patients became chronically ill and "allergic" after of plants—telling you what a monstrous thing it is tometal-containing dental prostheses were implanted in have people eating food containing any level ofthem and they couldnt seem to get well. pesticides.DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 33
  • 34. Porphyria Triggers, Symptoms and Treatments urine darker when you feel ill? These are possible clues. Official symptoms of a classical acute porphyria attack Intolerance for an anti-Candida diet or an Atkins-typecan include abdominal pain or other pain, anxiety/panic, diet may indicate underlying porphyria, as the hiddennausea, constipation, rapid heart rate, hypertension, porphyric must eat a lot of carbohydrates to avoid orconfusion and breathing difficulty. Unfortunately, some ameliorate attacks. Sometimes this results in severephysicians use the alleged frequency of abdominal pain obesity, as the hidden porphyric learns to treat his/heras a deciding factor. This is both very wrong and complaints with massive amounts of carbs.immensely dangerous. I will explain why. Stress is often one of the great triggers of (hidden) The most common form of the neurological porphyria attacks. The reason may be the following.porphyrias is called Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP). Stress leads to elevated levels of adrenal hormones.A well-known medical expert on this more common These are processed by the cytochrome P450 enzymes;form of porphyria noted that "when the previously in other words, the adrenal hormones up-regulate themisdiagnosed hysteric is found dead of respiratory enzymes. In the porphyric, excess porphyrins are thencollapse, the correct diagnosis of Acute Intermittent produced and the sufferer feels very sick and veryPorphyria is confirmed".9 Translation: there are many anxious. He or she may be desperate to do anything towith seeming "high anxiety" or other "mental" illnesses avoid any stress whatsoever.that are not being properly If stress also appears to triggerdiagnosed—perhaps because, in part, severe hunger, this may be anothermany of them are not suffering from sign of underlying porphyria, or ofabdominal pain when they have ulcer. Indeed, there is a connectionporphyria attacks. The porphyria Do you have poor to ulcers and the stomachs acidattack often seems like an anxiety tolerance for production. Recently it was foundattack to all too many medical that the cessation of eating causes apersonnel. caffeine, alcohol, protein, PGC-1alpha, to be produced It is said that the best treatment for certain foods by the stomach. It triggers haemporphyria is prevention. A high- production, which leads to excesscarbohydrate diet—up to 70 per (including citrus, porphyrins in the (hidden) porphyric.cent—is recommended, with frequent tomato, spices), The ulcer drug cimetidine was foundmeals. Complex carbs should be to stop acute porphyria attacks ineaten, with glucose tablets or powder MSG, stress, some porphyrics, who tolerated it byon hand in case of an attack— medications, countering the PGC-1alphasomething that hypoglycaemics protein.10do. Having a five- or six-hour vitamin or mineral So some, or many, chronicglucose tolerance test is a good supplements, and/or environmental illnessesidea. So-called reactive may have porphyria on "the otherhypoglycaemia may be hidden sunlight, heat, side of the coin". There willporphyria, at least in some continue to be much sufferingpeople. Having your blood sugar environmental until each side of the coingo down rapidly, often to a level chemicals or EMF? recognises the existence of thebelow the fasting level at the two- other side.to-four–hour point, is a possible Some people with difficult-to-sign of porphyria and not (just) treat adrenal or thyroid disordersreactive hypoglycaemia. may have underlying porphyria, Prevention entails avoiding again due to the processing oftriggering factors. Each person has different triggers. these glands hormones by the cytochrome P450These can include stress, environmental chemicals enzymes. Similarly, women who report getting(smoke, fragrance, paint, gasoline, diesel, cleaning permanently sick or "allergic" after taking birth controlchemicals or other chemicals), EMF, food factors (as pills, or who otherwise suffer from severe PMS, maynoted above), infections, medications and anaesthetics. have underlying porphyria. Use all the clues here to decide if you should be Holistic treatments that may help with porphyriatested for porphyria. Do you have poor tolerance for include: ascertaining and eliminating triggering factorscaffeine, alcohol, certain foods (including citrus, including hidden heavy metal exposure as well astomato, spices), MSG, stress, medications, vitamin or overgrowths of intestinal micro-organisms; safemineral supplements, sunlight, heat, environmental supplements; stress reduction; and energy balancing.chemicals or EMF? Is there so-called mental illness in Helpful supplements can include the calming aminoyour family? Do you need to eat every two to three acid/neurotransmitter GABA, liposomal glutathione andhours or so to avoid a "hypoglycaemia" attack? Is your magnesium. Correcting other deficiencies, if present,34 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 35. might also help. Of course, I have always recommended Until a gene therapy cure is achieved, avoidance offirst testing, via kinesiology, the safety of any triggering factors—certain foods, environmentalsupplements. Sometimes the sufferer also has the chemicals, EMF, stress, unnecessary drugs, heavypossibly related haemoglobin disorder pyroluria, which metals, pesticides, moulds and infections—is crucial.may be aided by supplementing with zinc, vitamin B6, Helpful in combatting porphyria tendency are anbiotin and evening primrose oil. The mainstay for organic diet, eating less meat and fat, and the use ofpeople with these problems is that the amounts of this authors unique, new kinesiological tests andsupplements and the frequency of taking them may energy-balancing techniques (related to the imbalancehave to be very different from the norm. Supplements— that porphyria creates in the body). My methods canlike foods—may have to be rotated, with lesser amounts also be used to detect foods or supplements that thetaken. In the worst cases, avoidance of all or most person might react to porphyrically.supplements may be necessary. Food rotation can be a key here. There is often severe Testing for Porphyriafood addiction. Eating the same food(s) every day, or Laboratory testing for porphyria has beentaking the same supplement(s) every day, causes documented to be sometimes either inaccurate or non-activation or up-regulation of the relevant cytochrome correlative with the intensity of symptoms, especially inP450 enzymes. This can result in excess porphyrins being AIP, which may be linked to chronic or environmentalreleased. Remember, van Gogh illness. As its name implies,was likely addicted to his this potentially severe form ofabsinthe, and it drove him porphyria may only show itselfinsane. But this could be If there is blood-brain via testing when the sufferer ishappening to hidden porphyrics barrier permeability, in a severe state of attack, suchfrom any food. Often the sickest as from a drug reaction. Evenpeople are those who eat only even small amounts of then, articles have revealed thatthree to five foods every day. Ihave seen severe addiction to porphyrins may get into tests sometimes were still normal. Difficulties arisebeef, wheat, potatoes, beetroot, the brain and cause because (1) porphyrincarrots, coffee, cola, sugar, dairy severe symptoms. compounds react with light; (2)and other foods. A five-day "normal" values may includerotation diet helps break the many porphyrics; (3) completeaddiction cycle and alleviates blood, urine and stool testing isreactions to foods. rarely done; and (4) complete testing of both enzymes Attacks may also be mitigated by going to a cool, dark, and porphyrin compounds is also rarely done. Newerquiet room devoid of EMF as well. Stimulation needs to genetic testing is now available.11be greatly reduced because kindling may exist. Kindling Likewise, testing the cytochrome P450 enzymes foroccurs when parts of the brain are hyper-excited. It often defects or deficiency is also now available; but in thecoincides with hyper-sensitisation of the senses: vision, USA some of this testing was recently halted by thehearing, smell, touch, taste. Sensory input needs to be Food and Drug Administration: apparently it doesntcut way down when kindling occurs. Oxygen therapy want people to know. If you want blood or urine testingmay help as well. If there is flushing, it helps to place a for porphyrins, find a lab that does not come with ancold gel pack on the head or face. Learning to control interpretation from Big Brother claiming that above-breathing so as to stop hidden hyperventilation can be a normal levels are okay unless they are several timesbig help. I have found that some porphyrics have very beyond the upper limit of normal. If your fasting bloodlow blood levels of carbon dioxide. So, do either the sugar were "only" 50 per cent beyond the upper limit ofButeyko breathing methods of shallow breathing and normal, do you think your physician would say, "Forgetbreath-holding if possible, or the alternative of pursed- about it"? Use a lab that will allow your own physicianlip, slow, long exhalations. But I may have found a to interpret the results, and, indeed, find a physiciandeeper level regarding Buteyko breathing and who will take the time to learn something abouthypocapnia (low carbon dioxide levels). A deficiency of a porphyria, hopefully from unbiased sources.glutathione-dependent enzyme (2,3-diphosphoglycerate) I have proposed one possible answer to the testingcan actually cause hypocapnia. Porphyrin metabolites conundrum. This is the issue of blood-brain barrieruse up the bodys glutathione. So porphyria or other (BBB) permeability. If there is blood-brain barriermetabolic disease, if present, may be causative of the permeability, even small amounts of porphyrins may getneed for Buteyko breathing—something also important into the brain and cause severe symptoms. Whereas iffor asthmatics to know. Other helpful methods here the BBB is as impermeable as possible at the moment,include trigger-point manipulation, kinesiological larger amounts of circulating porphyrins may not get intobalancing and vagus nerve balancing. the brain.12DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 35
  • 36. Recent research indicates that many things can cause chronic porphyria and chronic and/or environmentalBBB permeability: hidden heart defects, stress, heat, illness, you can see how the PTB may all come togetherallergies, nutritional deficiencies, toxins and other to fight at this last frontier. Indeed, the PTB still do notfactors. I have hypothesised that if the common heart even want to recognise MCS as a legitimate illness.defect called patent foramen ovale (PFO)—which as Some still claim that very small levels of xenobioticsmany as one out of every three people may have—is cant possibly make anyone sick, that the illness ispresent, it may lead to BBB permeability and thus a merely psychological, and that, whatever it is, it isnt asusceptibility or an intolerance to even small amounts of form of porphyria. This is despite the recent scientificexcess porphyrins. The PFO is an atrial septal defect. It finding that parts per trillion14 have caused illness in otheris a hole or tunnel between the two upper chambers of mammals, and that chronic toxic exposure has beenthe heart that did not close properly in one-third of proven to cause chronic porphyria.15humanity. The PFO has been linked to causing When Drs Downey and Morton and numerous othermigraines (especially if aura is present) and strokes. physicians and bona fide scientists published articles in the 1990s, demonstrating that 70 to 90 per cent of those withGenetics, Toxic Exposure and the Powers That Be MCS have some form of porphyria, the PTB countered by Why is it that only some people become chronically ill creating claims that not just abnormally high levels ofand/or allergic after mercury, mould, pesticide or other porphyrins denote the disease, but that some arbitrarilytoxic exposure, or from Candida declared, much higher abnormalor other overgrowth or infection? level of porphyrins must beThe matter of porphyria seems to found before someone can eitherexplain this well. If the person ...there is a separate political receive a porphyria diagnosis orhas the underlying genetic defect, sphere regarding the matter be allowed to use it as a basis forany additional toxin in the a disability benefit. This issystem can put them over their of just how many people despite such factors as I havelimit, and thus they are in an detailed above—namely, that ifelevated porphyria state whereby really acquire a chronic BBB permeability exists, then athey are both more sick and more form of porphyria after larger percentage of porphyrinsreactive ("allergic") to other may get into the brain.things. Two physicians have a toxic exposure. Due to the fact that peopledemonstrated the micro- are likely to have otherorganism overgrowth connection underlying medical conditions,to chronic porphyria in their arthritic patients. Many were I created a terminology that takes this into account. Infound to harbour the Chlamydia pneumoniae bacterium analogy with diabetes type II, I have called thischronically, and many also showed that this then caused Porphyria Type II, with numerous sub-classificationsthem to acquire a form of porphyria.13 Heavy metals, that correlate with the other medical conditions whichmoulds, pesticides or chemicals may also permanently the person is found to have. These other factors candamage DNA, leaving people in a permanently elevated interact and cause any abnormally high level ofstate of porphyria—and/or suffering from MCS, EMFS, porphyrins to be more causative of symptoms thanfood reactivity and some "new" chronic illness. otherwise might be the case. These other conditions As the wise reader might surmise, there is a separate include more than one type of porphyria (among thepolitical sphere regarding the matter of just how many eight), pyroluria, mast cell disease,16 BBB permeability,people really acquire a chronic form of porphyria after a lung disease (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonarytoxic exposure. When porphyria expert William Morton, disease, reactive airway disease) and heart diseaseMD, PhD, saw many patients suffering from MCS and (PFO,17 mitral valve prolapse and other conditions).porphyria and then helped hundreds of them to get on If you can, get tested for porphyria and all the otherdisability benefits, his licence was revoked. (He chose relevant conditions that are cited in this article, if younot to fight his medical review board in Oregon, and havent already. Many people also have hidden asthma,retired from seeing patients.) food reactions, sleep apnoea, hiatal hernia/vagus nerve The matter of chronic porphyria with concomitant disorder, defective or deficient cytochrome P450chronic and/or environmental illness resulting from a enzymes18 and other problems that can be helped.toxic exposure is being vigorously and viciously fought This is an age when, if the least-elevated level ofby the Powers That Be (PTB). Recall that it took over 70 cholesterol is found, the PTB will swoop down on ayears for asbestos to be recognised universally as patient and try to dictate a lifetime of drug-taking (oftencarcinogenic. During that interval, numerous scientists causing problems far worse than what the drug isand physicians, in the pockets of industry, swore that itwasnt. As many different types of toxins may result in Continued on page 7836 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
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  • 39. HEALING THE WORLD BY COLL ECTIVE MEDITATION The Great Work* e are living now in the age of Kali Yuga. According to Indo- W Tibetan mythology, this is a time when iron birds fly in the air and the life of the spirit falls to its nadir. Evidence for this can be seen all around us: in alienation, crime, drugs, degradation of the environment and, poignantly, in a recent figure giving suicide as the third- highest cause of death in children aged five to seventeen in the USA. Just recently, I was particularly disturbed on learning that, according to two polls, some 40 per cent of Americans believe in the literal truth of the Bible. Various initiatives This means that many of them regard attention to the accelerating around the world are deterioration of the environment as a waste of time because, according to apocalyptic prophecies in the Book of Revelation, the world is soon to end linking millions of anyway. Likewise, they welcome wars with Islamic countries as a run-up to the final Battle of Armageddon, which will bring defeat of the anti-Christ and people in meditation return of the Messiah for the Last Judgement. At this time, faithful for peace and healing, Christians will be saved and go to Heaven in rapture and the rest will be damned. Incredible as this belief seems, it has been promulgated in two tapping into the best-selling books. Moreover, the religious right exerts great power over zero-point field and decisions made in the US Congress. It is not hard to see how the age of Kali Yuga has arisen necessarily along achieving measurable with the predominant materialistic world-view. Matthew Arnold wrote of the long withdrawing roar of the sea of faith. But the withdrawal has been under effects that can be way much longer than perhaps he thought. For thousands of years, understood in terms animistic beliefs have been giving way to the developing monotheistic religions. All the spirits, which used to inhabit the natural world, have been of quantum physics. and are still being progressively withdrawn from it and "kicked upstairs", to be subsumed in one single Father God. In that he is now perceived as being separate from nature, this God has become more distant and less real than the spirits he replaced, and living nature has been debased to become merely a heap of dead matter out of which the raw materials for the human economy are to be mined. In this article, I want first to restate briefly what has been much written about: how the scientific way of thinking arose and has led us into this morass. I then consider how, strangely enough, science itself seems to be pointing to a way out. In support of this, I outline some recent scientific studies which could go a long way towards radically changing our world- view. Finally, I cite some initiatives already being undertaken to heal the by Roger Taylor, PhD © 2010 world by meditation and suggest a few possible further developments. Email: The Holistic World-View being Ushered in by Quantum Physics rogerbt@onetel.com To reinforce the above (materialistic) world-view, the "church" of science over many centuries has come to insist that all truth, to be fully accepted, should pass the test of measurement. Note, however, that no matter whatDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 39
  • 40. scales or instruments are employed, measurement existential anxiety this entails was well expressed byalways comes to our minds via the visual sense. Indeed, Rilke: "And if I should cry out, who, among the angelichuman beings do rely on vision to the neglect of the hosts, would hear me?" In such a predicament, it makesother senses. Now, if we construct our world from visual sense to get as much of lifes material goodies, bydata alone, we will necessarily perceive it to consist of whatever means possible, before one is annihilated.solid material objects, all apparently separate from each The very motives driving morality have been undergoingother. It is thus that we get atomism and the changes which can only be seen as destructive. Naturalincreasingly costly search for ultimate particles. morality arises out of the identification of the self with However, quantum physics has forced us to consider others, as of course can be seen in properly functionalan alternative view: of the world as waves or fields. It families. But although it can still be seen in some tribalwas initiated by the puzzling finding, among others, that peoples, natural morality in relation to thewhat were thought to be subatomic particles also had environment, arising out of identification with thewave-like properties, and what were thought to be natural world, has sunk to a very low level throughoutwaves (light) also had particle-like properties. It just most of our species. Furthermore, morality in general,depended on how you set up the experiment to detect rather than arising naturally, is coming to be seen asthem. This is just like using two types of sense organs: imposed by authority: of parents, society and ultimatelyone, like the eyes, to see particles, and one, like the the Father God.ears, to hear waves. So, just as the visible aspect of the The impulse still exists, however, for reconnectionworld is completely different with the spirit. There remainfrom the audible aspect of the plenty of good-hearted peoplesame world, so the particle- who are aware of the spiritualdetecting experiment is quite There remain plenty of decline and want fervently to dodifferent from the wave- something about it. Togetherdetecting experiment. good-hearted people who with the moral degradation To obtain a feeling for the exhaustively presented to us bywave view, it is a worthwhile are aware of the spiritual the media, there is thus, like theexercise to imagine what kind decline and want fervently white spot in the black side ofof world you would construct if the yin–yang symbol, anyour only sense was hearing. to do something about it. opposite trend, mostly servedSuppose we were beings who by the media with disgracefulhad no eyes or any other sense neglect. Never before have soexcept that of hearing. We many been aware of andwould be aware, from the beginning, of a world of sound concerned about the sufferings of distant peoples.waves. It would consist only of tones (or frequencies) There has been a phenomenal rise of non-governmentaland loudness (or amplitude). There would be no solid objects organisations, so many smaller philanthropic projectsor materials of any kind. Indeed, within a society of such and good-hearted people working in both local andbeings, the concept of matter would never arise. global arenas towards a better world.Nevertheless, our sound world would still be quite rich, At the same time, over most of the world, churches,with all kinds of noises, pure tones and chords, up to temples and mosques remain full. There is no lack ofthe most complex music—and, of course, voices prayer. Within the materialist paradigm, however, theconveying informative signals of great complexity. Lets belief is that only activity in the "real" world can bearassume, too, that we only had one ear, placed in such a fruit. The belief that prayer is any good is weak; mostway that we could not tell from which direction the people would be cautious about affirming that theirsound came: we would then grow up completely lacking in prayers might bring results. Many also are meditating,the concept of space—a concept so basic for our materialistic world- but, as with prayer, the way in which it is seen asview. worthwhile is interpreted through the clouded lenses of So, just as we are taught in the Heart Sutra, our world the materialist paradigm. Here, while not asking foris a mental construct depending on our particular anything in the outside world, we often carry theevolution, genes, culture and language. Thus it is that thought in our minds that meditation might "make usby building a world on vision, as we now do, only the better people" so that we may spread a good influencematerial world of objects is taken as "really real". And among others that we meet in the material world, andbecause of this, I tend to take my material body to be through them the influence may spread out slowly inthe only real "me". physical space like ripples in a pond. But there is no After some centuries of scientific revolution, this kind more real hope of any direct influence on the worldof belief has gone very deep. Growing up with this view, outside than there is with prayer.people now believe themselves to be separate from all For all this to change, it seems, we need a radicalother beings and ultimately alone in the world. The change in our world-view. And this, I submit, may40 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 41. already be under way. For near on 100 years now, spectra, with the short (beta) waves at the top and slowquantum physics has been dissolving our solid world (delta) waves at the bottom. The percentage figures forinto one of ghostly insubstantial fields. Seemingly L–R refer to the degree of synchrony between the twonihilistic from one point of view, the hope lies in the hemispheres of the individual, while L–L and R–R referthought that, unlike solid objects, fields mingle and to the degree of synchrony between the left and rightinterpenetrate. They are intrinsically holistic. This brain hemispheres of the two individuals respectively.much is readily understood from our common Because these meditators were in the same room, itexperience of fields such as magnetism and light, but a might be said that they were responding to themuch harder concept is forcing its way onto the electromagnetic fields of each others brains. However,scientific scene: the concept of non-locality. The a German group has rejected this hypothesis by findingfamiliar fields, such as magnetism, are local in the sense that synchrony still occurred between two individuals inof being firmly rooted to a particular locality in space, distant rooms and screened inside Faraday cages.2 If so,and their influence needs to travel through space at the then the individuals brain waves must have becomespeed of light. But there correlated by way of theis clear evidence for a zero-point field—assubtle intercon- indeed is likely in thenectedness which other examples.behaves as if space does Considerablenot exist. It has now synchrony may alsobeen proved in- occur between braincontrovertibly that two waves and otherparticles can remain in physiological rhythms,instant communication such as heartbeat andwhatever the distance breathing. Thisbetween them. becomes much more marked duringInterconnected Minds meditation—as if this Can such instant activity serves tocommunication be true harmonise bodilyfor two human beings? functions. In deepWhile the thousands of meditation also, theanecdotes concerning synchrony between lefttelepathy would say yes, and right brains rises tothe objective evidence very high levels.demanded by the church It is worth mentioningof science has been hard the work—althoughto obtain. very much a preliminary Recently, though, two study, unpublished invery convincing lines of any scientific journal—evidence have been of electronics engineerpresented. The first Bob Beck, who lookedconcerns brain waves. for synchrony betweenThe technology now Figure 1 peoples brain wavesavailable for the study of and the Schumannthe electro-encephalogram (EEG) enables one to resonance, the natural electromagnetic resonance of thequantify the degree to which two wave-trains are "in Earth. He found this to occur at times, particularly withsynch"; i.e., how much the wave-peaks coincide with "sensitives" such as psychics, healers and shamans.each other. Working on this, at least three groups of The second line of evidence concerns a much morescientists have shown first (and as expected) that there general phenomenon whereby the minds of millions ofis usually a degree of synchrony between the two halves people all over the world can be seen to be linkedof a single persons brain. But what is new, and exciting, together. This work began some 30 years ago atis the finding of synchrony between separate Princeton University, with the finding that people could,individuals. This occurs principally where there is a with their minds, influence (albeit to a very smallclose relationship, as with lovers or mother and child. degree) the behaviour of a simple electronic deviceHowever, some beautiful results from a researcher in called a random event generator (REG).3 Unavoidably,Italy have shown high degrees of synchrony between all electronic components generate noise. This noise ispeople meditating together. 1 Figure 1 shows EEG generally thought to be completely random, butDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 41
  • 42. would be likely to focus the emotions of millions of people. The procedure now is, whenever a major world event takes place, to make a "formal prediction" that it will significantly affect the REGs. (There are now around 65 of these operating in various parts of the world.) Then, whether the result is or is not significant, it is still included in the calculation of overall significance. These results are available for anyone to see on the GCPs inspiring website.4 Two examples are seen in figures 2 and 3. The behaviour of the REG varies randomly most of the time about the horizontal line. Any prolonged departure from this Figure 2 becomes significant according toobviously a mental influence means a departure from how far it goes towards and beyond the blue curve. Arandomness. Later experiments led the researchers to wide variety of events have been charted: e.g., thebelieve that conscious intention was not necessary, moment of the new year (within local time zones, ofsince the REG was responding to large groups of people course), the Popes visit to Jerusalem, a billion-personwho did not even know the device was in the room with meditation, and especially some disasters such as thethem. Working with situations such as theatres or events of 9/11.religious meetings, observers were sent in to record the The combined statistical significance of all the resultstimes when there was simultaneous focus of emotion, accumulated over several years is now extremely high.such as when the audience laughed together or held Have these subtle connections among human beingstheir breath at some dramatic scene. When these been increasing in recent years, perhaps with the help ofrecords were later compared with the record of noise the rapidly increasing network of communications byfrom the REG, significant correlations were often found. radio, telephone and the Internet? It is too early to say. Thinking already that this effect might be non-local, However, the scientists running the Globalthe researchers set up the Global Consciousness Project Consciousness Project suggest that they have led and(GCP), whose objective is to look for correlations are leading us towards the "Omega Point", as foreseenbetween REG behaviour and major world events which by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, when the human race becomes in effect a single organism (further discussed below).5 In this case, it might be suggested, a high proportion of peoples brain waves would be in synch with the Schumann resonance much of the time and lead them to identify with Gaia and the natural world. These lines of work are only among the latest and most striking exemplars of a strand of thinking leading from ancient teachings to recent theoretical work by philosophical scientists such as David Bohm. All lead to the conclusion that human beings, and everything in the Universe, are connected at some deep level and participate in one indivisible process of interdependent origination—just Figure 3 as the Buddha taught.42 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 43. Effects of Collective Meditation and Prayer If this is so, then we already have a basis for beliefthat prayer might be effective after all. Indeed, anumber of scientific studies have been carried out totest the efficacy of prayer in aiding the recovery ofpatients in hospital. Some of these have achieved amodest degree of statistical significance. Much more impressive, however, are the resultsobtained by scientists at the Maharishi InternationalUniversitys Institute of Science, Technology and PublicPolicy. Based on his theory of the unified field, theMaharishi advanced the hypothesis that meditationitself, and especially the transcendental meditation(TM) he was teaching, should have an effect in the realworld, and that this effect might be greatly magnifiedwhen large numbers of people meditate together. Thishypothesis has been tested in over 40 studies on a Figure 4variety of social indicators, with violent crime showingthe biggest effect. Many of these studies have been phenomenon in the history of social science. Thesepublished in peer-reviewed journals. results should be taken seriously. To see the graphs A very large and well-planned experiment took place gives us exactly the kind of visual, quantitative evidencein 1993 in Washington, DC. 6 Every stage of the that our scientifically encultured minds now demand.experiment was overseen by a 27-member review board Some would object that people have been praying forincluding sociologists, criminologists and peace from the beginning, and look how much war werepresentatives from the police and local government. still have. But petitionary prayer still has an element ofIt was decided, as the ego, in that it is asking fordependent variable, to monitor something "I" want. The trickfigures for violent crime. Over a may be to stand aside andperiod of two months, TM ...these results make this allow the greater Universe topractitioners gathered at several peace-creating effect of take whatever form it will, tolocations in the city and allow the Tao to flow freely.**practised the TM-Sidhi program group meditations the Thus the TM meditators in thetogether twice daily at pre-arranged times. The result most rigorously established experiments consciously were praying not for(figure 4) shows that, as the phenomenon in the history anything, but rather could benumber of meditators rose to of social science. said to be merely aligningreach eventually about 4,000, themselves with the Universe.the violent crime figure dropped At the same time, they couldprogressively by 23 per cent. hardly escape knowing that anThe statistical significance of this correlation was experiment was under way and what was beingastronomic. No significant decreases in crime were measured; and those in the Washington experimentfound for similar periods during the previous five years. would have known that they were in Washington, DC.On consideration of a great number of other possible This kind of link, held in the background of the mind, iscauses for this result, such as unusual weather what is usually employed for distant healing, and canconditions, etc., none was found to be remotely focus an essentially non-local effect onto a specificanswerable. target. Another study centred on the 1988 war in Lebanon.7 Since we know with such certainty now that we are allOver a two-year period, seven TM groups met at various connected at this subtle level, we must allow for thetimes totalling 93 days—not only in Lebanon and Israel, possibility that we are having an influence all the time,but further afield in The Netherlands, Yugoslavia and not only during set times for spiritual practice. It maythe USA. Their influence, assessed by a composite be that we are never "off duty" but are on the stage allpeace/war index, during these 93 days reached the time. This influence would come not from any kindenormous significance by comparison with the of activity, not by any doing, but by the quality of our being.intervening periods, totalling 748 days, when no suchgroups were meeting. The authors commented that Possible Further Evolution of the Human Racethese results make this peace-creating effect of group The above findings clearly reveal a tremendousmeditations the most rigorously established potential which could, in principle, heal the world.DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 43
  • 44. But they are only the beginnings of what many In view of these findings, it may well be imagined thatauthors are now seeing as a great further stride in inter-brain coherence could occur among larger groups,evolution. Indeed, such a stride was seen many years and eventually most of our species, to result in theago by Teilhard de Chardin, when he envisaged a linkage inception of Teilhards noosphere.of human minds into a coherent whole, which hetermed the noosphere.5 The Need for Action Now While evolution is popularly thought to be a gradual It has been clear for some time that our world isprocess, with any significant change taking millions of coming to a crunch. Look at almost any aspect of ouryears, many big changes have in fact taken place present (westernised) way of life and it can be seen torelatively rapidly: so-called punctate evolution. The rate of be unsustainable. Obviously this cannot go onchange in these instances, however, is nothing to the indefinitely. Yet this crisis is accelerating, almost by thekind of rapid change in the human psyche which now day. The human race is beginning to wake up to theseems necessary if we are to transform our world and need for concerted action, and many of us are thinkingset it on a more healthy course. about what kind of action we are best suited to take. Is such a change possible? While such a rapid change Thus I and, I think, many others are no longer satisfiedcould not occur by classical (neo-Darwinian) selection, with the thought that, with daily practice of variousthere is now increasing evidence for inheritance of Buddhist meditations or other traditional religions, we(some) acquired characteristics. This has been proved might eventually become enlightened—perhaps onlyto occur independently of after many lifetimes. Theupbringing and even via the situation is now such thatpaternal line. The epigenetic whoever feels the call must notmechanisms by which this In view of these findings, wait for personal enlightenmentoccurs are now fairly well it may well be imagined but act now to the best of his orunderstood, and are her imperfect ability.particularly active in respect of that inter-brain coherence If the aforementioned resultsbrain and behaviour and, could occur among larger of the Maharishi Institute andsignificantly, much more active others are to be believed (andin higher primates and groups, and eventually the statistics are convincing),especially so in the human most of our species... then the possibility clearlyspecies. By these means, a exists to heal the whole world.Lamarckian type of evolution All we need is to enlist enoughcan indeed occur, and can meditators. There are nowproceed much more quickly than if it depended on the several groups which are starting to do this. Perhapselimination of those less than sufficiently fit to the principal and best- organised one is that started byreproduce.8, 9 the Institute of HeartMath: the Global Coherence In order for a change in use to become heritable, it is Initiative (GCI).11 As presently constituted, the initiativelikely to be associated with some structural change. is gathering individuals and groups worldwide throughIndeed, structural changes in the brain are well known the Internet and organising "webinars" and groupto accompany intensive mental activity, such as playing meditations to focus on specific issues, such as Haiti ora musical instrument, and recent intensive use of the the great tsunami—currently without specific attemptsthumb on mobile phones is accompanied by changes in at simultaneity, but this is planned to follow in duethe relevant area in the brain in children. course. Some other groups are making similar Significantly, this change seems to be true also for initiatives.12, 13, 14meditation. Interest has been focusing on a region in The word meditation could comprise a largethe pre-frontal cortex. This is relatively inactive under compendium of techniques. While the TM method hasnormal conditions, but becomes more active during had documented success, other methods could well bemeditation. Furthermore, it tends to become better. The field is wide open to further exploration.permanently active in long-term meditators, in whom it The Institute of HeartMath15 teaches a practice of "beingeven grows in cellularity. On the other hand, in those in ones heart", rather than in the head where most of usdisabled by early experience of abuse, it fails even to feel ourselves to be. The success of this (amply showndevelop properly.10 Could this kind of change become in the way that those taking their courses become moreheritable by means of these epigenetic mechanisms? effective in their work) depends on the effect of such Our species has undergone prodigious cultural and "heart focus" in quieting the fear-based stress ofpsychosocial evolution in only some thousands of years. competition in modern life, so that ones creativeCould this evolution be underscored by some kind of faculties are allowed full play. It also, of course, greatlyepigenetic inheritance—perhaps affecting brain facilitates human interaction so that co-operationmechanisms or even structure? increasingly takes the place of naked competition.44 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 45. In their physiological studies, the researchers find This has been put very clearly by the systems theoristmeditation (especially with heart focus) to result in the and scientist–philosopher Ervin Laszlo.19 While nobodyheart rate going up and down smoothly—so-called heart can predict in detail the forms this order could take, itrhythm coherence. This contrasts with the random chaotic can only be based on some kind of coherence at atrace seen during stress. Significantly, in the present higher level, and it must require human co-operationcontext, they find the state of heart rhythm coherence to increasingly to take the place of competition.enable people to do things by mental intent alone—like Viewed through the lens of materialistic science, itchanging the physical properties of water or of human seems totally impossible that what is at present such aDNA.16 In this, they are only confirming what has been very few could influence the minds and behaviour of theso well documented in parapsychology: that the worlds billions, the vast majority of whom are neverinfluence of human minds extends not only to other likely to come anywhere near (at least intellectually) tohuman minds but to outer reality, too. such an understanding. But in the context of some of Now, as a logical extension of this, one might expect the scientific developments just described, it does seemthat some aspects of the material world could be not only possible but mandatory. Moreover, it isinfluenced by the state of the aggregate global human happening.mind. In fact, the GCI has recently posted evidence According to Peter Russell, 20 the numbers of uswhich is open to such an interpretation (figure 5). engaging in meditation and other forms of inner The GCI downloaded recordings of the strength of the exploration are increasing exponentially—and thisEarths magnetic field from twosatellites. Mostly this varies witha smooth daily rhythm, but, as canbe seen in the chart, preciselycoincident with the events of 9/11it becomes distinctly irregular, andremains so (but tailing off) for afew days subsequently. 17Moreover, this finding gainsindependent support in the formof recordings from 11 Earth-basedmagnetometry stations.18 The GCI,which has the close collaborationof some senior physicists, isseeking funds to study this bymeans of its own measurements. Figure 5 But again: could the necessarychanges take place quickly enough? One author seems likely to become true also for the number ofcalculates that we have only seven years in which to websites devoted to bringing human minds intoturn things around before the world goes into concerted action to heal the world. Here the insight ofirreversible decline. Others put it as even shorter. Teilhard de Chardin seems ever more prescient: we are Here we can gain understanding from the in fact entering the global mind. Now that some of usmathematics of chaos, which forms one of the most far- are coming to understand this, we are asking what wereaching discoveries of our time. The essential notion is can do to assist in bringing it about. In his most recentthat the evolution of complex systems does not follow a book, with Jude Currivan,21 Ervin Laszlo sees humanrational linear course but may undergo sudden and beings as directing our own evolution and so becomingunpredictable transformations. This is already evident co-creators. Increasing numbers of us will surely bein punctate evolution in biology. It is obviously true in engaging in various kinds of programs of world healinghuman affairs as well: consider sudden events such as so that, in due course, we will be bringing aboutthe collapse of communism and the fall of the Berlin manifest effects in the real world.Wall. Many radical thinkers now see our world coming In due course, also, further methods for enlisting theto exactly this kind of point, where a system reaches group mind will be developed. One suggestionsuch a condition of instability that it can no longer concerns the use of technologies to enhance brain wavecontinue along the same linear course. The state of coherence. One of these, Hemi-Sync, requires soundsmaximum chaos that we are now approaching has (as or music to be fed into the left and right ears at slightlysome predict) the possibility of further breakdown of different frequencies. To appreciate the music requireshuman institutions, leading even perhaps to the end of the two brain hemispheres to co-operate, i.e., tothe human race; or else it has the possibility of become coherent. In a recent experiment, 22 severalbreakthrough to a higher state of order. REGs were deployed in the vicinity of a number ofDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 45
  • 46. people, each in a separate room, all listening to the With the encouragement both of scientific theory andsame Hemi-Sync sounds. The REGs then registered the astounding results just quoted, perhaps we maygreater-than-background coherence in the zero-point gain inspiration to set out on our own mythic quest toenergy, just as they are doing in response to major restore love to the world and bring the age of Kali Yugaworld events. Thus, in a similar way, one might bring to an end. ∞thousands into "synch" via the Internet. Furthermore, itis worth considering that some times may be better Authors Notes:than others. This is suggested from a meta-analysis of * Although the main findings described were made bymany distant-viewing experiments which showed the scientists, please observe the caveat that most of themmost success during a particular interval in the sidereal are not accepted, or even known, by scientists inday.23 general. From a more fundamental perspective, though, we ** Looking over the above, I see that, in focusing onshould consider techniques aimed to re-awaken the scientific aspects, I have written mostly in a detachedshamanic capabilities that have been progressively lost objective vein. It is easy to relapse into scepticism andin the last few millennia. Many are now attempting to the state of comfortable denial in which so many of usdo this. Without experience of shamanic techniques I are now living. But is this not to put the matter awaycannot enlarge on them, but I feel that shamanism and, from my real self and escape responsibility? With denialindeed, perhaps what can be recovered of the lost riches comes despondency and loss of hope and inspirationof gnosticism, could play an increasing part in our and even the will to go on living. (At eighty, I have afterfuture development. With the all far outlived the spanhelp of such methods, we could generally allotted.) In revulsionbegin to re-awaken the lost from this prospect, I then findsense of truly belonging to theEarth rather than looking at it, Thus, in a similar the feeling of great urgency re- asserting itself. I amas most now do, from a way, one might determined to go on, face thedetached egoic and exploitative awe it awakens in me, andperspective. We might then see bring thousands into participate to the best of myour world, Gaia, as many tribalpeoples still do, as the Great "synch" via the ability in co-creation of the next version of our collective reality.Mother and thus care for her Internet. In truth, this is The Great Work:unthinkingly as a matter of the greatest that humanity hassecond nature. For this to ever been called upon tohappen on a general level, perform. Nevertheless, I havehowever, will require deep changes in religious life: in to keep asking myself: who is doing this work? Here Iparticular, outgrowing the punitive paternalism of the find John Cages prose-poem24 helpful:Abrahamic religions. If you let it, it supports itself. You dont have to. Each something is a celebration of the nothing that supports it.Conclusion When we remove the world from our shoulders we notice it Philip Pullman has given us a potent myth for our doesnt drop. Where is the responsibility?times in the trilogy His Dark Materials (1995–2000). Botha dramatic, entertaining fairy story and a deeply About the Author:meaningful allegory, this work engages with the present Roger Taylor, PhD, qualified first in physiology (BSc) andturning-point in the collective psyche by having woven veterinary science (BVSc). For much of his career, heinto it, in an unobtrusive way, a number of concepts worked in fundamental immunology at the UK Nationalderived from modern physics. As the story develops, Institute for Medical Research and at Bristol University,one is gradually made aware of the mysterious "dust". where he set up the Medical Research CouncilsOne is led to understand that the dust is of overriding Immunobiology Research Group. Becoming disenchantedsignificance for the very survival of the human race, but with mainstream biomedical science, Dr Taylor took earlythat it is leaking away. retirement. He has spent the last 21 years studying the The protagonists, two children on the verge of scientific basis for subtle energy. Dr Taylor has previouslyadolescence, find themselves engaged in a quest to stop contributed three articles to NEXUS: "Free Radicals andthe haemorrhage of dust and so save the world. What is the Wholeness of the Organism" (13/03), "The Magic andthe dust? Although never baldly stated, it can be Mystery of ORMUS Elements" (14/02) and "Kirlianunderstood as one of the fundamental particles. Just as Photography and the New Bioelectrography" (14/03), andphysics tells us of particles of light (photons) and of he also is a regular writer for Caduceus magazine. He cancharge (electrons), so dust would consist of particles of be contacted by email at rogerbt@onetel.com.love. Continued on page 7946 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
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  • 49. NEWS NEWS SCIENCE MYSTERIOUS GUATEMALA CITY stated that the heavy rain from the Earth. This is why the rainwater SINKHOLES LINKED WITH tropical storm Agatha caused it. caused such an enormous hole, 300 MICRO BLACK HOLES Three-dimensional orbital feet (~91.5 metres) deep. An by Olaf Thomas Raabe © 2010 simulations, however, show Geneva explosion would not have been at 10:51:48 GMT on 31 May 2011 perceived as more than the rumbling ave you ever wondered what a heading directly towards the location of tons of earth caving in, because aH micro black hole leaves behind after it has eaten itsway through the Earths crust? Look of Guatemala City at 4:50:02 GMT on 31 May 2010, at the point where the Earth reaches the same point in small layer of Earth would have still covered the 300-foot hole. Check YouTube for an upload with clips ofat this photo below and you can see space relative to the Sun. Such these orbital simulations (search forfor yourself. This is the result. points of equidistance are significant "NEXUS Magazine Guatemala City The giant sinkhole that appeared for temporal transfer because, under Sinkhole Explained"). Enlargedin Guatemala City early on 1 June Contracting Matter Theory, simulations show just how2010 has been verified as linked to temporally transferred particles or accurately the positions match.the location of Geneva, the site of objects disappear at the point of Sceptics might say, "But this is athe Large Hadron Collider (LHC) transfer, only to reappear either in cenote". Cenotes are common inexperiment (see "Earth Precession empty space or even within the Guatemala; indeed, there are literallyand Micro Black Holes", NEXUS Earth, if the planet happens to be in hundreds of them. They are sinkholes17/06). It happened in one of the that exact same location relative to or caves, filled with water, that occurfour areas of possible orbital the Sun in a different year at the in a semicircle around the ancientintersection, where the Earth in time of transfer. Chicxulub crater. These cenotes aredifferent years exists at the same This micro black hole didnt cause many thousands of years old andpoint relative to the Sun within a few a fireball in the atmosphere because, were known to and revered by thehours, but one year (or multiple at the moment of transfer, it Maya. Extensive research has beenyears) apart. Local authorities appeared just under the surface of conducted, proving that they appear The Guatemala City sinkhole of 1 June 2010 (Source: Casa Presidencial handout)DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 49
  • 50. NEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCEin limestone formations around the simulation to match any events because it appears that these microrim of this ancient crater over 700 longer than about 6,000 years ago black holes are only stable for a fewkilometres away to the northeast on because such software can only be hours or less, according to thethe Yucatán Peninsula, but nowhere accurate enough for time periods proximity of Geneva and all thenear Guatemala City (for references, less than this. All we know about explosion sites, or the sites of bothcheck http://ngm.nationalgeographic. the age of the Chicxulub crater is sinkholes, in 3D orbit simulations.com/ngm/0310/feature4/). that it was formed 65 million years Another sinkhole in Guatemala ago. The other giant sinkholes which LHC Experiments Must Be Stopped!City opened up on 23 February 2007, look so tantalisingly out of place What should be concerning all of usbut there was no heavy rainfall so where they are, such as the famous is that if these prominent physiciststhe cavern beneath it could have Blue Holes in Belize and in the were so sure that these micro blackformed long before. Witnesses Bahamas, may be 100,000 years or holes would form, why has CERN notreportedly heard very loud noises older and we have no accurate dates released any information whatsoeverunderground "about a month of creation, so it will never be about these having been observed sobefore". I discovered that both cities possible to match them with Geneva far? The LHC has caused hundreds ofoccupied the same point relative to using the orbit intersection method. these micro black holes, but, becausethe Sun on 21 January 2007 at they have all been temporally16:03:02 GMT (Guatemala City) and Is there cause for transferred, CERN is still blissfullyon 21 January 2010 at 10:34:24 GMT unaware of them.(Geneva). Simulations show an concern that this Since my previous article wasexact overlap. This fits the time micro black hole is published, more related atmosphericstated by witnesses very well. In my explosions have been verified: a 30-view, this giant sinkhole was also stable and could still kT explosion over Afghanistan on 27caused by a micro black hole. be growing, deeper September 1962 at 15:29 GMT, and a While the Guatemalan cenotes are 13-kT event over Antarctica on 3all closer to the epicentre of the inside the Earth? September 2004 at 12:07:21 GMT.Chicxulub crater, there are other These also occurred on the raresinkholes. Of the dozen or so largest We can even ask ourselves if the orbital intersection points, asknown on Earth, many exist in a Chicxulub event itself, which, it is explained in the article. These bringcircle around the Chicxulub crater. stated, brought about the creation of the number to 10, indicating anSome are actually fields of several our species by wiping out the impossibly small probability of manysinkholes. Now, two new ones have dinosaurs, may have been caused by billions to one that the connectionopened up in Guatemala City, adding a micro black hole and not by a between these events and the site ofto this great circle. Some of these meteorite, but all we can do is Geneva and also the correct time-could be related, just as the closer speculate about any possible answer. frame (and orbit) for the operation ofring of cenotes in Yucatán may be. Is there cause for concern that this the LHC can be "mere coincidence". micro black hole is stable and could The LHC must be shut downGravity, Creation and Extinction still be growing, deeper inside the immediately. Above all, CERN must The greatest factor affecting Earth? The truth is, we simply dont not be allowed to build yet anothertemporal transfer is gravity. Is it a know. Established science still one. Physicists are already lobbyingcoincidence that almost all the believes in the Big Bang Theory and for a Linear Collider—again, basedatmospheric explosions linked to the doesnt have a clue that the "greatest on the hollow assurances of safetyLHC and now both Guatemala City experiment in human history", as the from the same people who weresinkholes are in areas of the Earth LHC has been described, could also responsible for the LHC.with the greatest gravitational be the deadliest. Governments asking for advice fromanomalies? There is a gravity map on Professor Stephen Hawking these people, who still believe in thethe Internet which has been compiled believes that such micro black holes Big Bang Theory, is like you or Ifrom detailed measurements, upon simply evaporate because of the consulting the Flat Earth Society forwhich such areas, only a small radiation associated with them. A the safest route in planning a worldpercentage of the Earths surface, are professor at Germanys Max Planck cruise. No wonder were in such ancoloured red. The explosion sites and Institute, however, has calculated a absolute mess. ∞the two sinkholes match these areas. 50 per cent chance that they would (Source: Olaf Thomas Raabe, email It is impossible to use 3D orbit be stable. Perhaps both are correct, otrropie@gmail.com)50 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 51. NEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCE SCIENTISTS FIND SURPRISING Ribbon at Edge of Our Solar System: atoms, obtained last year by IBEX, CHANGES AT SOLAR BOUNDARY Will the Sun Enter a Million-Degree showed a surprising arc-like feature hen NASA launched the called the Ribbon. This astonishingW Cloud of Interstellar Gas? Interstellar Boundary Explorer cientists from the Space Research discovery was later announced by (IBEX) on 19 October 2008, spacephysicists held their collective breath for S Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Los Alamos National NASA as one of the most important findings in space exploration madenever-before-seen views of a collision zone Laboratory, Southwest Research in 2009. Shortly after the discovery,far beyond the planets, roughly 10 billion Institute and Boston University six hypotheses were proposed tomiles away. Thats where the solar wind, suggest that the ribbon of enhanced explain the Ribbon, all of theman outward rush of charged particles and emissions of energetic neutral atoms predicting its relationship tomagnetic fields continuously spewed by (ENAs), discovered last year by the processes going on within thethe Sun, runs into the flow of particles and NASA Small Explorer satellite IBEX, heliosphere or in its neighbourhood.fields that permeates interstellar space in could be explained by a geometric In a paper published in Astrophysicalour neighbourhood of the Milky Way effect coming up because of the Journal Letters, a Polish–US team ofgalaxy. approach of the Sun to the boundary scientists, led by Professor Stan No spacecraft had ever imaged the between the Local Cloud of Grzedzielski from the Space Researchcollision zone, which occurs in a interstellar gas and another cloud of Centre in Warsaw, Poland, offers aregion known as the heliosheath, very hot gas called the Local Bubble. different explanation. "We observebecause it emits no light. But the two If this hypothesis is correct, IBEX is the Ribbon," says Prof. Grzedzielski,detectors on IBEX are designed to catching matter from a hot "because the Sun is approaching a"see" what the human eye cannot. neighbouring interstellar cloud, which boundary between our Local CloudThe interaction of the solar wind and the Sun might enter in 100 years of interstellar gas and another cloudinterstellar medium creates energetic time. of a very hot and turbulent gas."neutral atoms (ENAs) of hydrogen The first full-sky maps of the (Source: ScienceDaily.com, 24 May 2010,which zip away from the heliosheath emissions of energetic neutral http://tinyurl.com/23v8hlm)in all directions. Some of these atomspass near Earth, where IBEX recordstheir arrival direction and energy. Asthe spacecraft slowly spins, thedetectors gradually build up picturesof the ENAs as they arrive from allover the sky. Mission scientists got their firstsurprise six months after launch, oncethe spacecraft had scanned enoughoverlapping strips of sky to create acomplete 360° map. Instead ofrecording a relatively evendistribution all the way around, asexpected, IBEX found that the countsof ENAs—and thus the strength of theinteraction in the heliosheath—varieddramatically from place to place. Thedetectors even discovered a longenhanced "ribbon", accentuated by anespecially intense hotspot or "knot" The Sun, travelling through the Milky Way galaxy, happens to be crossing aarcing across the sky. blob of gas about 10 light-years across with a temperature of 6,000–7,000 Now scientists have finished degrees Kelvin. This so-called Local Interstellar Cloud is immersed in aassembling a second complete sweep much larger expanse of a million-degree hot gas, named the Local Bubble.around the sky, and IBEX has again The energetic neutral atoms (ENAs) are generated by charge exchange atdelivered an unexpected result: the the interface between the two gaseous media. ENAs can be observed, provided that the Sun is close enough to the interface. (Source: continued on page 52 SRC/Tentaris, ACh/Maciej Frolow)DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 51
  • 52. NEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCE continued from page 51 UPDATE: Knot in the Ribbon at the While the second map, releasedmap has changed significantly. Edge of the Solar System "Unties" publicly with the just-publishedOverall, the intensity of ENAs has he unusual "knot" in the bright, paper, shows the large-scaledropped 10% to 15%, and the hotspothas diminished and spread out along T narrow ribbon of neutral atoms emanating in from the boundary structure of the ribbon to be generally stable within the six-monththe ribbon. between our solar system and period, changes are also apparent. "We thought we might detect small interstellar space appears to have The polar regions of the ribbonchanges occurring gradually "untied". Researchers believe the display lower emissions, and thethroughout the Suns 11-year-long ribbon forms in response to knot diminishes by as much as aactivity cycle, but not over just six interactions between interstellar third and appears to "untie" as itmonths," notes David McComas, space and the heliosphere, the spreads out to both lower and higherprincipal investigator for the IBEX protective bubble in which the Earth latitudes.mission. "These observations show and other planets reside. "What were seeing is the knot pullthat the interaction of the Sun with Sensitive neutral atom detectors apart as it spreads across a region ofthe interstellar medium is far more aboard IBEX produce global maps of the ribbon," says Dr David J.dynamic and variable than anyone this region every six months. McComas, IBEX principal investigatorenvisioned." Analyses of the first map, released and an assistant vice president at In the past, space physicists had last fall, suggest that the ribbon is Southwest Research Institute in Sanlittle notion of what to expect along somehow ordered by the direction of Antonio, Texas. "To this day, thethe boundary where the Suns own the local interstellar magnetic field science team cant agree on exactlymagnetic bubble, the heliosphere, outside the heliosphere, influencing what causes the knot or the ribbon,meets interstellar space. It takes the structure of the heliosphere more but by comparing different sky mapsabout a year to reach the than researchers had previously we find the surprising result that theheliospheres edge. Finally, the ENAs believed. The knot feature seen in region is changing over relativelytake another six months to many the northern portion of the ribbon in short time periods. Now we have toyears to complete the return trip back the first map stood apart from the figure out why."to Earth. rest of the ribbon as the brightest (Source: ScienceDaily.com, 1 October With ENAs starting out from such a feature at higher energies. 2010, http://tinyurl.com/35msrm6)wide range of distances and travellingback towards Earth at differentspeeds, IBEX mission scientists hadexpected that any highs and lows inintensity arising within theheliosheath would be hopelesslysmeared out in the spacecrafts all-skymaps. So theyre elated by thevariations and changes seen so far byIBEX. These early results hint that thesolar wind and the interstellar flowmight be interacting in a thinner layerthan many researchers had imaginedpossible. "The public might think thatscientists make measurements andinstantly know whats going on, butthat is not how science really works,"McComas observes. "We thought theouter heliosphere would be stableover time—and IBEX is showing usthat its not. This is changing the One of the clear features visible in the IBEX maps is an apparent knot in thegame completely." ribbon. This visualisation shows a close-up of the ribbon (green and red)(Source: ScienceDaily.com, 30 September superimposed on the stars and constellations in the night-time sky. (Source:2010, http://tinyurl.com/34m4qku) IBEX Science Team/Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio/ESA)52 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
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  • 55. WH O PARKED OUR MO ON ? — AN OFF- WORLD MY STERY — D espite six announced visits by United States astronauts between 1969 and 1972, the Moon remains a riddle to scientists in many regards. The solution to this riddle could indicate an alien aspect of our familiar Moon. Dr Robert Jastrow, the first chairman of NASAs Lunar Exploration Committee, called the Moon "the Rosetta Stone of the planets".1 Scientists had hoped that by studying the composition of the Moon, they would resolve some of the mysteries of how our planet and solar system came into Mysterious anomalies existence. However, six Moon landings later, science writer Earl Ubell concerning the declared: "…the lunar Rosetta Stone remains a mystery. The Moon is more complicated than anyone expected; it is not simply a kind of billiard ball geology and position frozen in space and time, as many scientists had believed. Few of the fundamental questions have been answered, but the Apollo rocks and of our lunar satellite recordings have spawned a score of mysteries, a few truly breath-stopping."2 lend support to Moon Rocks, Water Vapour and Moonquakes theories that our Among these "breath-stopping" mysteries, or "anomalies" as scientists Moon was hollowed prefer to call them, is the fact that the Moon is far older than previously imagined, perhaps even much older than the Earth and the Sun. By out by alien examining tracks burned into Moon rocks by cosmic rays, scientists have dated the rocks as billions of years old, some as far back as 4.5 billion intelligences and years—far older than the Earth and "nearly as old as the solar system".3 transported into orbit The Moon has at least three distinct layers of rocks. Contrary to the idea that heavier objects sink, the heavier rocks are found on the surface. And around the Earth. there is a definite disparity in the distribution of minerals. Ubell asked: "If the Earth and Moon were created at the same time, near each other, why has one body [the Earth] got all the iron and the other [the Moon] not much? The differences suggest that Earth and Moon came into being far from each other, an idea that stumbles over the inability of astrophysicists to explain how exactly the Moon became a satellite of the Earth."4 The Moon is extremely dry and does not appear ever to have had water in any substantial amounts. None of the Moon rocks, regardless of where they were found, contained free water or even water molecules bound into the minerals. Yet Apollo 16 astronauts found Moon rocks that contained bits of rusted iron. Since oxidation requires oxygen and free hydrogen, this rust by Jim Marrs © 1997–2010 indicates there must be water somewhere on the Moon. Furthermore, instruments left behind by Apollo missions sent a signal to Email: jim@jimmarrs.com Earth on 7 March 1971, indicating that a "wind" of water had crossed the Moons surface.5 Since any water on the airless Moon surface vaporises and Website: behaves like the wind on Earth, the question became: where did this water http://www.jimmarrs.com originate? The vapour cloud eruptions lasted 14 hours and covered an area of some 100 square miles, prompting Rice University physicists Dr John Freeman, Jr, and Dr H. Ken Hills to pronounce the event one of "the mostDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 55
  • 56. exciting discoveries yet" indicating water within the large circular discs located directly under the centre ofMoon.6 The two physicists claimed that the water vapour the maria like a giant bulls-eye happened by accident orcame from deep inside the Moon, apparently released coincidence.during a moonquake. NASA officials offered a more Between 1969 and 1977, Apollo mission seismographicmundane, and questionable, explanation. They equipment registered up to 3,000 "moonquakes" in eachspeculated that two tanks on Apollo descent stages year of operation. Most of the vibrations were quitecontaining between 60 and 100 pounds [27 and 45 small and were caused by meteorite strikes or fallingkilograms] of water became stressed and ruptured, booster rockets. But many other quakes were detectedreleasing their contents. Freeman and Hills declined to deep inside the Moon. This internal creaking is believedaccept this explanation, pointing out that the two to be caused by the gravitational pull of our planet, astanks—from Apollo 12 and 14—were some 180 kilometres most moonquakes occur when the Moon is closest toapart, yet the water vapour was detected with the same the Earth.flux at both sites although the instruments faced in An event occurred in 1958 in the Moons Alphonsusopposite directions. Sceptics also have understandably crater, which shook the idea that all internal moonquakequestioned the odds of two separate tanks breaking activity is simply settling rocks. In November of thatsimultaneously and how such a small quantity of water year, astronomer Nikolay A. Kozyrev of the Crimeancould produce 100 square miles of vapour. Astrophysical Observatory startled the scientific world by Moon rocks were found to be photographing the first recordedmagnetised—not strong enough gaseous eruption on the Moonto pick up a paper clip, but near the craters peak. Kozyrevmagnetic nevertheless. Yet attributed this to escapingthere is no magnetic field on the The two physicists claimed fluorescent gases. He alsoMoon itself. So where did the that the water vapour detected a reddish glowmagnetism come from? characteristic of carbon The presence of maria, or came from deep inside the compounds, which "seemed tolarge seas of smooth solidified Moon, apparently released move and disappeared after anmolten rock, also presented a hour".7 Some scientists refusedmystery. These maria indicate during a moonquake. to accept Kozyrevs findings untilnothing less than a vast astronomers at the Lowelloutpouring of lava at some Observatory in 1963 saw reddishdistant time. It has now been glows on the crests of ridges inconfirmed that some of the Moons craters are of the Aristarchus region. Days later, two separateinternal origin. Yet there is no indication that the Moon observatories reported coloured lights on the Moonhas ever been hot enough to produce volcanic lasting more than an hour.eruptions. Another puzzle is that almost all—four- Something was going on inside the volcanically deadfifths—of the maria are located on the Moons Earthside Moon. And whatever it is, it occurs the same way at thehemisphere. Few maria mark the far side of the Moon, same time. As the Moon moves closer to the Earth,often erroneously referred to as the "dark side". Yet the seismic signals from different stations on the lunarfar side contains many more craters and mountainous surface detect identical vibrations. It is difficult to acceptareas. In comparison to the rest of the Moon, the maria this movement as a natural phenomenon. For example, aare relatively free of craters, suggesting that the craters broken artificial hull plate could shift exactly the samewere covered by lava flow. way each time the Moon passed near the Earth. Adding to this mystery are the mascons: large, dense,circular masses lying 20 to 40 miles [32.2 to 64.4 The Hollow Moon Theorykilometres] below the centre of the Moons maria. The There is evidence to indicate that the Moon may bemascons were discovered because their denseness hollow. Studies of Moon rocks indicate that the Moonsdistorted the orbits of our spacecraft flying over or near interior differs from the Earths mantle in waysthem. One scientist proposed that the mascons are suggesting a very small, or even nonexistent, core.heavy iron meteorites that plunged deep into the Moon Back in 1962, NASA scientist Dr Gordon MacDonaldwhile it was in a soft, formable stage. This theory has stated: "If the astronomical data are reduced, it is foundbeen discounted, since meteorites strike with such high that the data require that the interior of the Moon bevelocities that they would vaporise on contact. Another less dense than the outer parts. Indeed, it would seemmundane explanation is that the mascons are nothing that the Moon is more like a hollow than amore than lava-filled caverns, but sceptics say there homogeneous sphere."8isnt enough lava present to fill the caverns. It would Apollo 14 astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell, while scoffing atseem that these mascons are huge disc-shaped objects, the possibility of a hollow Moon, nevertheless admittedpossibly of artificial construction. It is unlikely that that, since heavier materials are on the surface, it is56 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 57. quite possible that giant caverns existwithin the Moon.9 MITs Dr Sean C. Solomon wrote: "TheLunar Orbiter experiments vastlyimproved our knowledge of the moonsgravitational field...indicating thefrightening possibility that the moonmight be hollow." 10 Why "frightening"?The significance was stated byastronomer Carl Sagan in his 1966 co-written work Intelligent Life in the Universe: "Anatural satellite cannot be a hollowobject."11 The most startling evidence that theMoon could be hollow came on 20November 1969 when the Apollo 12 crew,after returning to their command ship,sent the lunar module (LM) ascent stagecrashing back onto the Moon, creating anartificial moonquake. The LM struck thesurface about 40 miles from the Apollo 12 Clementine Topographic Map of the Moon (Near/Far Side)landing site, where ultra-sensitive seismic Image of Clementine laser altimetry (red = high; purple = low).equipment recorded something both (Source: Lunar and Planetary Institute)unexpected and astounding: the Moon reverberated Moons core and back, and settle the issue. Thatlike a bell for more than an hour. The vibration wave opportunity came on 13 May 1972 when a large meteortook almost eight minutes to reach a peak, and then struck the Moon with the equivalent force of 200 tons ofdecreased in intensity. TNT, sending shock waves deep into the interior of the At a news conference that day, one of the co-directors Moon. Scientists were baffled to find that no shockof the seismic experiment, Maurice Ewing, told waves returned, confirming that there is somethingreporters that scientists were at a loss to explain the unusual about the Moons core, or lack thereof.ringing. "As for the meaning of it, Id rather not make an Lunar scientist Dr Farouk El-Baz was quoted as saying:interpretation right now. But it is as though someone "There are many undiscovered caverns suspected tohad struck a bell, say, in the belfry of a church, a single exist beneath the surface of the Moon. Severalblow and found that the reverberation from it continued experiments have been flown to the Moon to see if therefor 30 minutes."12 It was later establishedthat small vibrations had continued onthe Moon for more than an hour. The phenomenon was repeated whenApollo 13s third stage was sent crashingonto the Moon by radio command,striking with the equivalent of 11 tons ofTNT. According to NASA, this time theMoon "reacted like a gong".13 Althoughseismic equipment was more than 108miles from the crash site, recordingsshowed that the reverberations lasted forthree hours and 20 minutes and travelledto a depth of 22 to 25 miles [35.42 to40.25 kilometres]. Subsequent studies ofman-made crashes on the Moon yieldedsimilar results. After one impact, theMoon reverberated for four hours. This ringing, coupled with the densityproblem on the Moon, reinforces the ideaof a hollow moon. Scientists hoped to Clementine Topographic Map of the Moon (East/West).record the impact of a meteor large Image of Clementine laser altimetry (red = high; purple = low)enough to send shock waves to the (Source: Lunar and Planetary Institute)DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 57
  • 58. actually were such caverns." 14 The results of these in the distant past.experiments have not been made public. Here theories diverge: one states that the Moon was It seems apparent that the Moon has a tough hard originally a planet which collided with the Earth,outer shell and a light or nonexistent interior. The creating debris which combined to form the Moon; andMoons shell contains dense minerals such as titanium, another states that the Moon, while wandering throughused on Earth in the construction of aircraft and space our solar system, was captured and pulled into orbit byvehicles. Many people still recall watching our the Earths gravity. Neither of these theories isastronauts on TV as they vainly tried to drill through the especially compelling because of the lack of evidencecrust of a Moon maria: their specially designed drills that neither the Earth nor the Moon seems to have beencould only penetrate a few inches. physically disrupted by a past close encounter. There is The puzzle of the Moons hard surface was no debris in space indicating a past collision, and itcompounded by the discovery of what appeared to be does not appear that the Earth and the Moon developedprocessed metals. Experts were surprised to find lunar during the same time period.rocks bearing brass, mica and As for the "capture" theory, evenamphibole in addition to near-pure scientist Isaac Asimov, well known fortitanium. Uranium-236 and his works of fiction, wrote: "Its tooneptunium-237—elements not big to have been captured by thepreviously found in nature—were If the precise and Earth. The chances of such a capturediscovered in Moon rocks, according having been effected and the Moonto the Argonne National Laboratory. stationary orbit then having taken up nearly circularWhile still trying to explain the orbit around our Earth are too smallpresence of these materials, scientists of the Moon is to make such an eventualitywere further startled to learn of rust- seen as sheer credible."16proof iron particles in a soil sample Asimov was right to consider thefrom the Sea of Crisis. In 1976, coincidence, is it Moons orbit: it is not only nearly aAssociated Press reported that the also coincidence perfect circle; it is stationary, one sideSoviets had announced the discovery always facing the Earth with only theof iron particles that "do not rust" in that the Moon is slightest variation. As far as we know,samples brought back in 1970 by at just the right its the only natural satellite withan unmanned Moon mission. 15 such an orbit. This circular orbitIron that does not rust is distance from is especially odd, consideringunknown in nature and is well the Earth to cover that the Moons centre of massbeyond present Earth lies more than a mile closer totechnologys ability to produce. the Sun completely the Earth than its geometric during an eclipse? centre. This fact alone shouldTheories on the Moons Origins produce an unstable, wobbly Undoubtedly the greatest orbit, much as a ball with itsmystery concerning our Moon is mass off centre will not roll in ahow it came to be there in the straight line. Additionally, almostfirst place. Prior to the Apollo all of the other satellites in ourmissions, one serious theory as solar system orbit in the plane ofto the Moons origin was that it broke off the Earth their planets equator. Not so the Moon, whose orbitaeons ago. Although no one could positively locate lies strangely nearer the Earths orbit around the Sun orwhere on Earth it originated, many speculated that the inclined to the Earths ecliptic by more than five degrees.loss of material explained the huge gouge in the Earth Add to this the fact that the Moons bulge, located onwhich forms the Pacific Ocean. However, this idea was the side facing away from Earth—thus negating the ideadiscarded when it was found that there is little similarity that it was caused by the Earths gravitational pull—between the composition of our world and that of the makes for an off-balanced world.Moon. It seems impossible that such an oddity could A more recent theory had the Moon created out of naturally fall into such a precise and circular orbit. It isspace debris left over from the creation of the Earth. a fascinating conundrum, as articulated by scienceThis concept proved untenable in light of current writer William Roy Shelton: "It is important togravitational theory, which indicates that one large remember that something had to put the Moon at orobject will accumulate all loose material, leaving none near its present circular pattern around the Earth. Justfor the formation of another large body. It is now as an Apollo spacecraft circling the Earth every 90generally accepted that the Moon originated elsewhereand entered the Earths gravitational field at some point Continued on page 8058 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
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  • 61. AN INTERVIEW WITH tells, based upon his interpretations exist today. In its place lies the ZECHARIA SITCHIN of ancient Sumerian clay tablets, the asteroid belt. The Sumerians called by Paola Leopizzi Harris © 2003 story of humankind, our origins, how this planet Nibiru, and it is we were created, and details of the represented in ancient writings andOn 9 October 2010, the historian and overall plan. Earths history art. This "invader planet" has aauthor Zecharia Sitchin died at the age originates with the stories of gods 3,600-year elliptical, retrograde orbitof ninety. As a tribute to him and his who interact with humans, and most around our Sun, and it may soon beextraordinary body of work, we publish divine stories are similar. We know returning our way.this interview with him by the them as mythology. Sitchin Sitchin says that it took him 30Italian–American UFO investigator researched these concepts for 30 years of research to discover this,Paola Leopizzi Harris. Editor years, travelling the world and but he had to pause for five years examining thousands of artefacts, until he found an answer to theThe Old Guard artworks and archaeological creation of humankind itself. This he cholars have travelled the locations to reach the following found in the Mesopotamian epic ofS entire world looking at historical artefacts anddocuments as evidence that possibly conclusions. (a) The Sumerians wrote the story of humankind on clay tablets 6,000 creation called Enuma Elish, which was written on seven clay tablets. Six tablets tell about the creation ofhumankind could have been seeded years ago in what is now Iraq, where, the solar system and planets, andby alien races. One of the most in the ages past, a sophisticated, the seventh glorifies the Creator,powerful proponents of this theory is advanced and well-organised much like Genesis in the Bible (theprolific writer, researcher and civilisation suddenly bloomed in the creation of the seven-day week).historian Zecharia Sitchin, and his Mesopotamian area. According to these ancient texts,evidence is pretty convincing. (b) They knew that the Sun is the humanity was genetically created by The following interview took place centre of the planetary system and the Anunnaki ("Those who fromon 5 May 2003, a time when many they knew of planets that we have Heaven to Earth came"). Fifty ofpeople had questions about the just discovered in the last 150 years, them splashed down in the Persianransacking of the National Museum including Pluto in 1930. Gulf 432,000 years ago andof Iraq and the possible return of the (c) The key to the mystery lies in a genetically engineered a race toplanet Nibiru. planet that once orbited between mine gold for them in southeastern In The Earth Chronicles, Mr Sitchin Mars and Jupiter, but which does not Africa. They needed gold for aDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 61
  • 62. THE TWILIGHT ZONEprotective shield over their planet. encompassing the other adjoining PH: Could there be a secretTo create humans, they did some civilisations that followed. connection between this war andserious genetic manipulation on an The National Museum of Iraq in antiquity?already existing hominid species. Baghdad was a major depository of ZS: By advancing from the subject They left behind symbols found in such artefacts, but fortunately not of the artefacts to the issue of theancient cultures, such as the winged the only one. In the early days of geographic location of the conflict,disc, and evidence of nuclear modern archaeology, most of the you are in reality raising two otherdestruction. Mission control for discovered artefacts were carried off very significant subjects. The first istheir flying craft was in what is now to the museums of the that of hallowed or sacred ground;Israel, an area that was as significant archaeologists countries—London, the other is that of prophecy.then as it is now. – P. H. Paris, Berlin, Milan, etc.—and later If you travel in the lands of the divided between them and the local Bible, you realise that a mosque isModern and Ancient Conflicts museums. built exactly where a Byzantine Paola Harris (PH): What is the So, first, the loss is not total. church had stood, and that it wassignificance of the destruction of the Second, it is now clear that of the built where there had been athousands of artefacts in the reported 170,000 items in the synagogue, and that one, too, wasNational Museum in Baghdad? Baghdad Museum, only 29 important built exactly there because the placeDoes it destroy the legacy left by the artefacts were missing—some have was revered even in earlier times.early people of the Fertile Crescent, been returned since—and these Over the thousands of years ofincluding the Anunnaki? ones of course have been studied, Mesopotamian civilisation—from Zecharia Sitchin (ZS): While the photographed, etc., and are well the beginning of Sumer circa 4000subject of the fate of the known to scholars. Although the BC to the conquest of Alexander andarchaeological objects in the loss is not as massive as initially the Seleucid rulers in the lastmuseum should be of concern to reported, the looting that took place, centuries BC—royal inscriptionseveryone interested in the the smashing of display cases, thus repeatedly state that it was thepreservation of art, culture and damaging their contents, and the custom and the duty of kings tohistory, the matter is, of course, of breaking of larger monuments that rebuild temples exactly where thespecial interest to me and my could not be carried off—this was previous ones stood. Conquerorworldwide readers because my nothing short of pure barbarism, after conqueror in antiquity adheredwritings, beginning with The 12th unforgivable behaviour. to this tradition, but neither thePlanet [1976], are profoundly based So the legacy that these museum British after World War I nor theon the archaeological evidence from collections represents was not and Americans this time have such aancient Mesopotamia—beginning cannot be destroyed; it lives on in compulsion to build houses ofwith the Sumerian civilisation, the other museums and, of course, worship upon ancient sites.continuing with the Akkadian, in the books on the subject, such as So the issue of interest is one ofBabylonian and Assyrian, and mine, in videos, etc. prophecy. Though Baghdad is a relatively new city and is not a continuation of Babylon, nor built where it was, there are biblical prophecies about the fall of Babylon as part of a Divine Plan. The question is whether such prophecies were one-time prophecies, i.e., just specific to Babylon, as an example, in the sixth century BC only, or whether these are eternal prophecies, applicable again and again when the circumstances and the Wheel of Time apply. I believe in the latter. I have repeatedly stated that "the past is the future" because "No, no, dont pick him up. Hell just want the Anunnaki, the people, and the us to take him all the way to Andromeda." civilisations they bequeathed to62 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 63. THE TWILIGHT ZONEhumankind are subject to a grand Anunnaki opposed to Marduk, the PH: If the Anunnaki colonised thishistorical cycle. instigator of the war, considered that entire planet, what other traces are to be a manifestation of Destiny and there?Nuclear War and the Diaspora accepted Marduks supremacy. As to ZS: Everywhere! Besides the PH: In your works, you mention what kind of nuclear weapons were lands and people I just mentioned,that a nuclear explosion destroyed used, the texts do not specify. there were the more distantthe Sumerians. What kind of PH: What do you think happened Americas. In my book The Lost Realmsweapons do you think they to the survivors of the conflict? [1990], dedicated to the Americas, Iemployed? ZS: The Sumerian Lamentation show connections, the evidence. ZS: The use of nuclear weapons in Texts indicate that the "gods" You find the same gods, even if2024 BC is, first of all, of significance realised as soon as the explosion called by local tongues, e.g., thebecause it relates to the more took place that a calamity would Sumerian Ningishzidda = thegeneral and bothering question: why engulf Sumer hundreds of miles Egyptian Thoth = the Mesoamericanare there wars on Earth? In my book away. So the texts describe a hurried Quetzalcoatl; the same legends ofon the subject, The Wars of Gods and departure by the gods and their Creation; the same astronomicalMen [1985], I raised the question: is warnings to their followers to escape recognition of equinoxes andman born a warrior, or did someone as well—not to try to hide, because solstices as a guide to templeteach us to make war? The answer is there was no hiding from the cloud, orientations, etc.the latter: before the wars of man, but to run away to the north andthere were the wars of the gods. farther east. Return of Nibiru and the Anunnaki It was during the conflict between The result was the first recorded PH: What is your opinion of theHorus and Seth, according to diaspora. Remnants led by their return of Nibiru? Many people areunambiguous Egyptian texts, that gods found their way, in time, to what becoming fearful of this. Whathumans were given arms and we call Iran and India (thus the same consequences will this return haveenlisted to fight—on the side of tales of the gods are in the Sanskrit on the planet?Horus that time. texts), to the Far East (thus the ZS: Nibiru, which is the home And so it was that in the conflict Chinese, Korean and Japanese scripts planet of the Anunnaki according tobetween the two clans of Anunnaki, that are based on the Sumerian the Sumerians, has a great ellipticalnuclear weapons were used to wipe cuneiform), to eastern Europe (the orbit that lasts, by definition, oneout the spaceport in the Sinai—an lands of the god whose symbol was year for its inhabitants but 3,600event reflected in the biblical tale of the double-headed eagle), along the Earth years as counted by usSodom and Gomorrah. Before that, Danube (thus the Hungarian legends Earthlings. I have been asked manythere was an international war and language), etc. times when it will next be in ourrelated to the spaceport: the so-called War of the Kings in Genesis,chapter 14. The nuclear cloud fromthe explosion in the Sinai wascarried by the winds eastward toMesopotamia, and numerousLamentation Texts describe how theEvil Wind—the nuclear cloud—killedall life in Sumer. Thus, there was noactual explosion in Sumer. Thecities, the buildings, remainedintact; people, animals, plants died.It is interesting in this regard torecall that, as it happened, the windscarried the poisonous cloud in sucha way that Sumer itself was affected,but not Babylon to the north. So already in antiquity it waspondered: was this a divine omen,the hand of Destiny? Even the Zecharia Sitchin (left) with Vatican representative Monsignor Corrado Balducci.DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 63
  • 64. THE TWILIGHT ZONEvicinity, passing between Mars and and the return of the planet do not Mars and then was destroyed by aJupiter, and, if I dont give an answer, and cannot coincide for reasons of missile fired from Phobos, athe question is changed to "When space travel and trajectories. I thus moonlet, possibly an artificialwas it last time?", so people just add believe that the prophesied return or satellite, of Mars. I wrote then that3,600 years. I have done my best in second coming is now applicable to though it may not be the Anunnakilectures, on my website, etc., to the Anunnaki, even if not to their themselves who are back, it was theirstress that 3,600—a shar in planet. "emissaries"—robotic artificialSumerian—is a mathematical PH: Do you see any additional beings. This was enlarged upon innumber, not a precise orbital evidence that Mars is an outpost for my TV documentary Are We Alone?number, because orbits change with an alien race that might also be the [DVD, 2003], in which the Sovieteach passage. We know it from Anunnaki? space officials were quite outspoken.Halleys comet. We know it from the ZS: As a matter of fact, thechanging configuration of Earths evidence from Mars is one reason Ancient Knowledge Corroboratedorbit. In addition, how Nibiru affects why I am so confident of the PH: What are the most currentEarth is also not the same each time. statement I just made. There is no discoveries you have made?Whether other planets stand doubt, from NASAs own ZS: I have made it a point ofbetween it and Earth is also not the photographs from the 1970s, that stressing that the various artefacts,same each passage. Is Earth clay tablets, etc., which I use asdirectly exposed to its evidence, were not discovered bygravitational, magnetic and The main "discovery" by me me. They are the result ofother effects? One time, we archaeological discoveries byknow, it caused the Deluge, but is the belief that while others others over a century and a half,not after that one, circa 13,000 refer to all that as the work of scholars, translators,years ago. epigraphers, biblical scholars, PH: When will Nibiru be "mythology", I say, "No, etc.visible in your estimation? these are records and The main "discovery" by me is ZS: Nibiru is without doubt the belief that while others referon its way back from its farthest recollections of what actually to all that as "mythology", I say,point out, its aphelion. The happened". "No, these are records andleading searcher for what recollections of what actuallyastronomers call "Planet X", Dr happened". That is why theRobert Harrington of the US Naval overall title for my series of books isObservatory, agreed with me about there are artificial structures on Mars The Earth Chronicles [1976–2007]. Ifwhere it probably was a few years other than the "Face"; I include such "discovery" is understood that way,ago; his sketch or sky-map is given in photos in Genesis Revisited. The my recent discovery has been this:my book Genesis Revisited [1990]. In experts now admit, contrary to that every year, every month,that book, I also provide the previous claims that Mars is a dead, sometimes every day, as our scienceevidence from the discovery by IRAS airless, waterless uninhabitable advances—in space, in astronomy, in[Infrared Astronomical Satellite], a planet, that it did have, and still has, geology, in biology, in genetics—Isatellite launched by NASA, that plenty of water, that it even had seas "discover" more and moretwice traced the planet in 1983 by and lakes, that it had an atmosphere. corroboration for what, as Iinfra-red, i.e., by heat emission, not So the Sumerian assertion that understand it, the ancient peopleby light reflection. So those who Mars served as a way station on the knew. More than ever, the subtitle ofneed to know, have known at least way from Nibiru to Earth, which, Genesis Revisited—"Is modern science onlysince 1983. NASA is about to launch when I wrote The 12th Planet in 1976, catching up with ancient knowledge?"—isa new, more sophisticated infra-red was deemed by others as becoming more and more true.space telescope. When will Nibiru impossible, now is admitted as very PH: What is the overall messagebe visible from Earth with regular possible. of The Earth Chronicles?telescopes? I cannot say, as I am not The crucial piece of evidence is ZS: The message is: we are notin the telescope field of expertise. what I called in Genesis Revisited "The alone. The DNA on Earth, which is Let me make clear, however, what I Phobos Incident", when in 1989 a the basis of all life from microbes tohave stated in my lectures again and Soviet spacecraft first photographedagain: the return of the Anunnaki the shadow of an elliptical object on Continued on page 8264 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
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  • 67. her sleeping on the other side of a REVIEWS our solar system, its atmospheric and B O O K S wall to a meter box may well have led terrestrial cycles, and its role in Reviewed by Ruth Parnell to her having 10 miscarriages. nurturing animal and plant life as In her accessible guidebook, well as evolutionary progress. HeHEALTHY HOME, HEALTHY Bijlsma lists what you need to also revisits Schaubergers insightsFAMILY consider before renting or buying a into the nature of living water.by Nicole Bijlsma, ND home, including pointers about the As the source of life, water behavesJoshua Books, Qld, Australia, 2010 land itself as well as possible toxin like an organism, says Bartholomew,ISBN 978-0-9807898-1-2 (336pp tpb) sources in the home and how to and has quantum qualities, self-Available: www.joshuabooks.com identify, investigate and overcome organising abilities and the capacity them. If you want a healthy home to store and transfer information.I s your house making you sick? If so, it could be due to EM fieldsfrom household wiring, appliances or and a healthy family, you cant go past this book for the right technical The pioneering work of Jacques Benveniste and Masaru Emoto,wireless communication systems, advice based on solid research and among others, is highlighted here.natural radiation such as that which an inspired, eco-sound approach. Bartholomew gives an holistic, big-causes geopathic stress, or picture analysis of our global waterradioactive radon gas emissions. Or THE STORY OF WATER crisis, climate change symptoms,it could be due to poor-quality by Alick Bartholomew population problems and fooddrinking water, allergens or Floris Books, Edinburgh, 2010 production concerns. He urges us tochemicals. Theres a huge list of enter into a creative partnership with ISBN 978-086315-738-7 (328pp tpb)culprits. Here, Nicole Bijlsma water, as it has so much to teach us. Available: www.florisbooks.co.ukaddresses all these concerns andgives workable advice on how to getaround these domestic risk factors. W ater is not just the source of life, its a medium of communication between all living organisms. So Bijlsma is a naturopath and asserts Alick Bartholomew, whosacupuncturist who, finding her calling made it his lifes work to reconcilein environmental medicine, explored scientific enquiry with a spiritualthe built environment and how it world-view. (Hes the author ofaffects our health. Inspired by the Hidden Nature: The Startling Insights ofGerman bau biologie movement, in Viktor Schauberger, reviewed in 11/02.)1999 she founded the Australian In this unique, wide-ranging work,College of Environmental Studies which includes some beautiful colour(see www.buildingbiology.com.au). plates, Bartholomew reiterates theHer passion is also fired by her own importance and characteristics ofexperience of living in a sick home: water, its purpose in the Cosmos andDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 67
  • 68. REVIEWSDOWSING: The Ultimate Guide for to incorporate into our lives and use the denial and/or dishonesty of somethe 21st Century when the need arises, Brown advises health care providers, medicalby Elizabeth Brown in her inspirational book. bureaucrats, vaccine manufacturersHay House, London, 2010 and high-level officials on vaccineISBN 978-1-84850-220-8 (306pp tpb) RAISING A VACCINE FREE CHILD safety issues, and she cites examplesAvailable: www.hayhouse.co.uk by Wendy Lydall that plunge the reader into despair. Inkwazi Press, New Zealand, 2009; Her exposé of sham studies designedT he ancient art of dowsing is given a 21st-century treatment byElizabeth Brown in her no-nonsense Emryss Pub., The Netherlands, 2010 ISBN 978-1-4421-0180-7 (314pp tpb); to cover up the vaccine connection to SIDS (cot death) is disturbing. Andguidebook for practitioners and 978-0-6465-2417-7 (330pp tpb) her revelation that homoeopathic vaccines, bringing an alien vibrationnovices alike. Dowsing is all about Available: www.nexusmagazine.com;tapping into the information field into the body, are not necessarily www.vaccinefreechild.com; orthat exists beyond the five senses, safe, either, sets alarm bells ringing. http://tinyurl.com/2cqw28r Vaccinations are causing far moreand is used in agriculture, mining,police investigations, environmentalscience, health care and many more I n her well-referenced book, Wendy Lydall dispels 13 myths about vaccinations, including that the harm than the diseases they are meant to prevent and are a tool for sociopolitical control, says Lydall infields with great success. Its prime benefits are worth the risks, that her hard-hitting, science-based bookdetractors are dogmatic scientists without vaccinations there would be that helps parents find their wayand religious folk who see dowsing as epidemics, and that vaccines are through the vaccination maze.being magic or the work of the devil. scientifically and clinically tested for Brown brings a rational approach their safety and effectiveness.to dowsing, explaining the changing Once upon a time we contractedperceptions about the art over the common childhood diseases andcenturies. She gives a rundown on came out the other side okay, withoutdowsing tools and how to fine-tune any intervention from vaccines; butthem to work for you. She provides a now these diseases, such as measles,scientific foundation for how dowsing mumps and chicken pox, are treatedinteracts with subtle energies along as malevolent infectious diseasesquantum physics lines, as well as requiring vaccinations but havehow this "seventh sense" can be resulted in a large-scale decline inutilised for accessing the truth about immunity as well as manyany situation, however noble or undesirable side effects worse thanmundane, and dealing with unwanted the diseases themselves...and theresinterference. Dowsing is not no side effect worse than death. RadioOutThere.comsomething to be obsessive about but Lydall has much to say, too, about stimulating news and views streamed direct on the internet Presented by Barry Eaton, the host of RadioNexus, each show presents a unique look at a wide range of stories embracing mind, body and spirit the paranormal and the metaphysical. www.RadioOutThere.com68 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 69. THE POT BOOK: A Complete marijuana. Dr Holland contributes REVIEWS keeping them ship-shape. UnusuallyGuide to Cannabis several chapters, including an for such a book, Waller also exploresedited by Julie Holland, MD interview with Michael Pollan of the ageing and death processes, herPark Street Press, USA, 2010 Botany of Desire fame. take influenced by ancient ChineseISBN 978-1-59477-368-6 (576pp tpb) The Pot Book blows away the myths and shamanistic healing practicesAvailable: www.ParkStPress.com and misconceptions associated with (detailed in the appendices). marijuana use and offers social and In the second section, Pip WallerC annabis has a 38-million-year history, and humans have co-evolved with this plant to the extent political solutions to what need not be an intractable problem. explains the western system of pathology and introduces a morethat we have substances in our brain holistic paradigm that considersand bloodstream that mimic the HOLISTIC ANATOMY emotional, mental and spiritualcannabinoids. For this assessment of by Pip Waller aspects. With reference to Drcannabis, its risks and benefits as North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, 2010 Hamers New Medicine approach, shewell as its implications in drug policy, ISBN 978-1-55643-865-3 (396pp tpb) shows how we can achieve balancedpsychiatrist Julie Holland, MD, who emotional health by dealing with Available: northatlanticbooks.com factors such as stress, fear andspecialises in psychopharmacology,has assembled contributions fromexperts including psychiatry professor O ur miraculous bodies are spirit manifested as flesh, says Wales- based medical herbalist Pip Waller in trauma that, if left unresolved, can take a huge toll on our health. This informative guide is easy toLester Grinspoon, MD, author of her refreshing, holistic perspective on read with clear illustrations. YoullMarijuana, The Forbidden Medicine, who anatomy and physiology. Her book, never again take yourself for granted!also provides the foreword. which includes information thats not Dr Holland introduces each of the taught in medical schools, is anfive sections: an overview including alternative to a medical textbook andrecent history, botany, biochemistry is aimed at students of holisticand prohibition; risks of use and medicine and energy healing as wellharm reduction, including cognition as interested laypeople.and addiction issues and the In the first section, Waller examinesconsequences of convictions; clinical the structure and function of theuse including medical marijuana body, its biochemistry and histologyresearch and government-sponsored as well as all the systems within it,dispensaries; plus cannabis culture such as the muscular, circulatory,and gardeners rights. Also covered lymphatic, respiratory, endocrine,are legal cannabis prescription in reproductive and digestive. SheCalifornia, Dutch drug policy and a explains how all these systems arecost-benefit analysis of legalising interrelated and gives advice onDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 69
  • 70. REVIEWS CROP CIRCLES: The Evidence NOSTRADAMUS, BIBLIOMANCER by Janet Ossebaard by Peter Lemesurier Benign Publishers, Zutphen, The New Page Books, NJ, USA, 2010 Netherlands, 2010 ISBN 978-1-60163-132-9 (286pp tpb) ISBN 978-90-78903-04-8 (172pp tpb) Available: www.newpagebooks.com Available: www.circularsite.com P eter Lemesurier is a foremost authority on the 16th-century French "prophet" Nostradamus, and he makes some astounding claims in his new book. Having researched Nostradamuss life story from contemporaneous and other French sources, he concludes that Nostradamus was not a medical doctor nor an astrologer and was not even a prophet, although he did work as a medical apothecary on the fringes of medicine and achieved some notoriety for writing and publishing his annual almanacs. What Lemesurier has discovered is Jfor crop circles one near herpassion anet Ossebaard has had a when she found since the mid-1990s home. that Nostradamus subscribed to the "Janus" principle—that what has happened in the past will repeat A linguist and communication itself—and he based many of his consultant, she has since gone on to quatrains on material drawn from found her own publishing company classical through to his own present- and website, write several books and time sources on history and prophecy co-produce film documentaries. She and used a style closely related to is currently chair of the Dutch Centre that of the Roman poet/seer Virgil. for Crop Circle Studies. Nostradamus would select a book, let In her beautifully produced book it fall open at any page, then select a with full-colour photographs (the passage as his source of guidance— second in an eight-book series), all at random. The divinatory Ossebaard conveys the deeply felt technique is called bibliomancy, and awe that she feels for these glyphs. its as old as the written word. His She debunks six myths about crop most used reference was the Mirabilis circles (e.g., that they always appear Liber (1542–43), from which he at night), summarises the latest borrowed 137 quatrains. scientific research, discusses Any study of Nostradamuss anomalous effects on the plants, and prophecies is fraught with problems notes the effects on people, animals due to mistranslations from the and technical equipment. original Middle French, and here Ossebaard considers the way the Lemesurier includes new, more crops are laid down and how the correct translations of the Centuries formations might be created—with a and the probable sources for most nod to plasma vortex theory, and quatrains. He also emphasises that acknowledgement that most crop hardly any of the prophecies has ever formations are not man-made. She been fulfilled, and he uses several includes some amazing eyewitness examples of better-known quatrains reports of crop circles in the making to prove his point. and points to further research that Lemesurier shatters cherished could be conducted in the future. myths in his fascinating, well- This is an impressive treatment of researched book which comes with a this great mystery of our time. CD of facsimiles and original works.70 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 71. SOUL SURVIVOR REVIEWSfamilies—including Larsen and alsoby Bruce and Andrea Leininger Hustons sister Anne, with whomwith Ken Gross young James has an affinity and whoHay House, London, 2010 (first pub. in was able to recall childhood detailsUSA by Grand Central Books) that only she and her brother knew.ISBN 978-1-84850-219-2 (286pp pb) This extraordinary account, withAvailable: www.hayhouse.co.uk supporting photos, has a foreword by Carol Bowman, author of Childrens Past Lives. Be prepared for goosebumps and the odd tear! GERMAN FLYING SAUCERS by Rudi Stiebritz and Allis Fairfax Zeus Publications, Qld, Australia, 2010 ISBN 978-1-921731-28-0 (258pp tpb) Available: www.zeus-publications.com W eve already heard from East German–born Australian Rudi Stiebritz about his experiences as a German soldier during and after World War II in his book Pawn of War f ever there were a case to proveI the reality of reincarnation, this would have to be it. In 2002, agedtwo years, James Leininger began (with Jay McKee, reviewed in 11/04). Now we benefit from his research into German flying saucers and other devices that were far in advance ofhaving vivid nightmares about tryingto escape from a burning aircraft. the achievements of other nations atOver time, he revealed names and the time. A relative who was adetails about the aircraft carrier USS Luftwaffe pilot and captain told himNatoma Bay; a crewmember, Jack what he knew of these UFOsLarsen; an aircraft, the Corsair; and (Fliegenden Untertassen) back in 1941,the first name of a Navy pilot called which had a big impact on Stiebritz.James—James M. Huston, Jr, who was He explains how The Vril Societyshot down in flames on 3 March began constructing its first flying craft1945, diving into the harbour at by the mid-1920s, and that by 1934Chichi-Jima during World War II. Vril flying machines with a magneticYoung James, who lives in Louisiana, impulse steering unit were beinghas a fascination for WWII fighter tested, though not without theirplanes, can recall past wartime failures. Viktor Schauberger was evenbuddies and can draw combat scenes called in for his groundbreakingat sea with uncanny accuracy. research into implosion dynamics Kevin Leininger, with the support of and vortex propulsion. Stiebritzshis wife Andrea, set out to piece Buddhist perspective gives him keentogether the vague details of Jamess insights into the workings of Nazistory. They were astonished at the minds during this period: they wereincredible coincidences between their steeped in an esoteric tradition thatsons recollections and the life of went back to ancient India whenJames M. Huston. Kevin, a Christian vimana craft were being flown.to whom the idea of reincarnation Theres much unexpectedwas anathema, eventually had to information in this book: eyewitnessaccept that his son James is a reports of experimental craft, thereincarnation of Huston. But this is development of a ray weapon,also Kevins story, as he uncovered speculation about a Nazi base inimportant closing information for Antarctica and Hitlers escape route,many Natoma veterans and their plus much more. Riveting stuff!DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 71
  • 72. REVIEWS COMMON WEALTH secrets through the centuries. Silva by Freddy Silva is dedicated to the emergence of this Invisible Temple, Portland, USA, 2010 lost knowledge. Temples are alive, he ISBN 978-0-578-06826-8 (319pp tpb) says: theyre first seen, and then felt. Available: www.invisibletemple.com EGYPTIAN DAWN: Exposing the Real Truth behind Ancient Egypt by Robert Temple Century, London, 2010 ISBN 978-0-712-68414-9 (514pp hc) Available: www.randomhouse.co.uk P rofessor Robert Temple (The Sphinx Mystery; see 16/03) again turns his attention to ancient Egypt. Here he exposes the faked evidence that Egyptologists have clung to for more than a century and reveals new information based on his own archaeological studies, having been given permission to visit many sites Inlife aninappreciation for9/06) bringsof to his masterful book, Freddy Silva (Secrets the Fields; see the spirit that are closed to the public. He and his wife/research partner Olivia have been collaborating with Ioannis place. Hes made a connection with Liritzis, who has developed an optical the enlightened past of our ancestors thermoluminescence technique for who could detect the Earth force in dating structures themselves. the landscape. They positioned their Among Temples conclusions is stone monuments and temples on that the Giza Plateau and its these magnetically sensitive pyramids were built by a previous locations, imbuing them with energy culture loosely called the Libyans, codes, astronomical markers, sacred who were also responsible for the geometric/mathematical proportions worlds largest stone circle in and keys for opening consciousness Morocco and formed a civilisation to higher dimensions. Furthermore, that bordered the Atlantic Ocean and these sacred sites and the temples the British Isles; more evidence for built upon them served to maintain them is likely to be found deep cultures in balance for thousands of within the Nile Delta. Temple has years and to aid the spiritual uncovered the master plan for the transformation of the people. The plateau, including a superimposed ancient enlightened ones had to all-seeing eye as well as room for a contend with global catastrophe, long shadow cast by the Great such as the one that befell our planet Pyramid for use in determining the nearly 12,000 years ago, and they passage of time and the seasons. rebuilt their worldwide temple Contrary to consensus belief, he says network to preserve and transmit that the lesser pyramids of Egypt knowledge which would serve as a were poor attempts to reproduce the legacy or insurance for future grandeur of the Giza pyramids which generations: our common wealth. were built by this Atlantic civilisation. In more recent millennia, the power Other highlights are his unveiling of these places was usurped by a of the Tomb of Osiris and his false priesthood and then by corrupt identifying many royal tombs that rulers, although an underground have never been opened. His book, stream of esoteric societies, with plenty of colour photographs of including the Cathars and Knights never-before-seen relics, is further Templar, has passed down the temple supported at www.egyptiandawn.info.72 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 73. THE MURDER OF REALITY REVIEWS longer ignore the signs and mustby Pierre Sabak wake up to the suffering and injusticeSerpentigena Publications, UK, 2010 thats been inflicted upon us,ISBN 978-0-9564053-0-2 (484pp tpb) declares Sabak in this fascinating yetAvailable: www.pierresabak.com frightening documentation of history. CENSORED 2011 edited by Mickey Huff, Peter Phillips, and Project Censored Seven Stories Press, NY, USA, 2010 ISBN 978-1-58322-920-0 (470pp pb) Available: www.sevenstories.com I n an age of corporate media dumbing-down of the public, its heartening that the team at Project Censored is still on the case, drawing attention to the news thats not being aired. This time each year, we reprint the teams round-up of the top 25 news stories most ignored by theand eve been duped over theWsystems that we use, says British millennia by the very language mainstream media (see this edition). This book is a compilation of these stories, including plans to do awayfine art teacher, symbolist and with the US dollar as the worldscomparative linguist Pierre Sabak in reserve currency, Americas secret warThe Murder of Reality. Its the first book in Pakistan, covert US funding of thein his Serpentigena series which Taliban, and the ongoing torture ofuncovers the workings of a hidden prisoners at Guantánamo Bay despiteSerpent Race in humanitys history, President Obamas promise to put anrevealed as a universal code within end to it. Also included are theastronomy, geometry, mathematics, years runners-up, the top 10language and culture through the censored stories from Germany inages. The bulk of the narrative 2009, an analysis of what happens toconsists of linguistic translation and past Censored stories, plus signs ofinterpretation, so its challenging yet hope and creative change.impressive and astounding. The Truth Emergency section peeks A Serpent Race conquered and inside the US/NATO military-enslaved humanity many thousands industrial-media empire and revealsof years ago, claims Sabak, who has patterns of high crimes againstdiscovered its manipulation of our democracy that are hidden in plaincollective reality through his study of sight. It also exposes the USlanguage and etymology. The same corporate medias censorship ofword "puns" can be found in Arabic, Israeli international law violations inChinese, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Palestine. The final section focusesJapanese, Persian and other tongues, on building media democracyshowing a common belief system worldwide, with encouragement ofthroughout the Classical world. individual empowerment andSabak says that these "polymorphic" community-owned infrastructure.serpent words were also encoded by Among the many notablea hidden priesthood in the Bible and contributors are Prof. Mickey Huff,the Koran. A network of secret David Ray Griffin, Nora Barrows-societies has protected the serpent- Freedman, David Mathison and Drdragons presence, and religious Peter Phillips. An important workinstitutions and governments have that keeps tabs on those forces thatlegitimised it. Humanity can no would destroy our freedom.DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 73
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  • 78. Porphyria: A Cause of Chronic IllnessesContinued from page 36 2. Dwyer, Barney E. et al., "Heme Deficiency in Alzheimers Disease: A Possible Connection to Porphyria", J Biomedsupposed to change)—but when a severe or chronic Biotechnol 2006; ID 24038, pp. 1-5disease is found via elevated porphyrin levels in blood 3. Rochlitz, Steven, Porphyria: The Ultimate Cause of Common,or urine, all sorts of excuses are desperately looked for Chronic, & Environmental Illnesses. With Breakthroughs in Diet,to say, "Its really okay; forget about it". The difference Supplements, and Energy Balancing, Cottonwood, Arizona,appears to be that toxic exposures cause the chronic 2010, http://www.wellatlast.com 4. Altman, Gail, Fatal Links: The Curious Deaths of Beethovenporphyria, and someone doesnt want the people to and the Two Napoleons, Anubian Press, Tallahassee, 1999know what may result in up to 20 per cent of mankind! 5. Downey, D., "Porphyria induced by palladium-copperIts up to you to fight this if you have a chronic and/or dental prostheses: a clinical report", J Prosthet Dent 1992environmental illness. Fight both the poisoning of the Jan; 67(1):5-6environment and thus of mankind; and, if you are found 6. Donnay, A. and G. Ziem, Protocol for Evaluating Disorders ofto have abnormal levels of porphyrins, fight the claims Porphyrin Metabolism in Chemically Sensitive Patients, MCSthat this doesnt mean anything. Referral & Resources, Baltimore, March 1995 For many people with chronic and/or environmental 7. Downey, D., "Porphyria: A New Perspective", Medicalillness, porphyria may be a sort of "last piece of the Hypotheses 1996 Apr; 46(4):378-382puzzle". It also accounts for many food reactions when a 8. Tippett, Aletha W., "Consider the Acute Porphyrias: Thepatient is told by his/her physician, "Ive done all these Correlation between Porphyria and Fibromyalgia orallergy tests and didnt find any evidence of allergic Chronic Myalgia within One Practice", American Journal ofreaction". Food allergy tests are negative because the Pain Management 2006; 16(2):53-60reaction is not an allergic (antibody) reaction but a 9. Roth, Nathan, "The Psychiatric Syndromes ofmetabolic porphyric reaction involving the cytochrome Porphyria", International Journal of Neuropsychiatry 1968;P450 enzymes. The porphyria piece of the puzzle should 4(1):32-44be tested for in people suffering from MCS, EMFS, 10. Rogers, P.D., "Cimetidine in the treatment of acute intermittent porphyria", Ann Pharmacother 1997; 31(3):365-7"universal" food reactivity, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, 11. See AIP genetic testing atME, Alzheimers, hypoglycaemia, autism, Gulf War http://www.easternbiotech.com/dna-testing-info.php. Thesyndrome, 9/11 responder illness, asthma, ulcers, author has no connection to this or any other lab."mental" illness (anxiety, panic, depression, 12. Rochlitz, Steven, The Blood-Brain Barrier, and itsschizophrenia), and other illnesses as links develop in the Permeability from Allergies, Toxins, Stress, and Nutritionalfuture. Deficiencies. Its Link to the Hiatal Hernia and the PFO, With knowledge of this possible "last piece of the Cottonwood, Arizona, 2009,puzzle"—porphyria, the non-rare disease—for chronic or http://www.wellatlast.com/books.htmlenvironmental illness, the life you save, improve or 13. Mitchell, William M. and Charles, W. Stratton,lengthen may be your own. ∞ "Diagnosis and management of infection caused by chlamydia", http://www.pharmcast.com/Patents/Yr2003/About the Author: Jun2003/061703/6579854_Chlamydia061703.htmSteven Rochlitz, PhD, was originally a physics professor, 14. Markowski, V.P., G. Zareba, S. Stern, C. Cox, B. Weiss,but health problems led him to change careers. He has "Altered operant responding for motor reinforcement andwritten nine books, six on alternative medicine. For the the determination of benchmark doses following perinatalpast 30 years, he has concentrated on finding the exposure to low-level 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin",underlying causes of chronic and environmental illnesses. Environmental Health Perspectives 2001 Jun; 109(6):621-627Since 1984, he has taught his seminars across the world, 15. Doss, M., C.-E. Lange, G. Veltman, "Vinyl chloride- induced hepatic coproporphyrinuria with transition toincluding in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the chronic hepatic porphyria", Klinische Wochenschrift 1984;Americas. He came out of retirement to write his latest 62:175-178book, Porphyria: The Ultimate Cause of Common, Chronic, 16. Heuser, Gunnar, "The Role of the Brain and Mast Cells& Environmental Illnesses (see review in our next edition). in MCS", Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, no. 210,Further research is at http://www.wellatlast.com. Dr January 2001Rochlitz can be emailed at info@wellatlast.com. 17. Rochlitz, Steven, "Hidden but Pandemic Heart Defect as Possible Cause of MCS, Allergies, Chronic Fatigue,Endnotes Brain Fatigue and other Degenerative Illness",1. Morton, W.E., "Redefinition of abnormal susceptibility Cottonwood, Arizona, 2005,to environmental chemicals", in: B.L. Johnson, C. Xintaras, http://www.wellatlast.com/books.htmlJ.S. Andrews, Jr (editors), Hazardous Waste: Impacts on Human 18. Guengerich, F. 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  • 79. Healing The World by Collective Meditation East: The Effects of the Maharishi Changes in Water and DNA Associated Continued from page 46 Technology of the Unified Field", The with New Physiologically MeasurableEndnotes Journal of Conflict Resolution 1988; 32(4):776- States", Journal of Scientific Exploration 1994;1. Montecucco, Nitamo, Cyber: La Visione 812 8(3):438-439Olistica, Edizioni Mediterranee, Rome, 8. Jablonka et al., "Transgenerational 17. www.glcoherence.org/monitoring-2000 Epigenetic Inheritance: Prevalence, system/about-system.html2. Wackermann J. et al., "Correlations Mechanisms, and Implications for the 18. www.boundaryinstitute.org/bibetween brain electrical activities of Study of Heredity and Evolution", The /articles/AnomMag_web.pdfspatially separated human subjects", Quarterly Review of Biology 2009; 84(2):131 19. Laszlo, Ervin, Chaos Point: The World atNeuroscience Letters 2003; 336:60-64 9. Keverne, E.B. and J.P. Curley, the Crossroads, Hampton Roads, 20063. Radin, Dean I. et al., "Anomalous "Epigenetics, brain evolution and 20. Russell, Peter, The Awakening Earth: TheOrganization of Random Events by Group behaviour", Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology (in Global Brain, Routledge & Kegan Paul,Consciousness: Two Exploratory press, 2008) London, 1982Experiments", Journal of Scientific Exploration 10. Davidson, Richard and Antoine Lutz, 21. Laszlo, Ervin and Jude Currivan,1996; 10(1):143-168 "Buddhas Brain: Neuroplasticity and Cosmos: A Co-creators Guide to the Whole-4. http://noosphere.princeton.edu/ Meditation", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine World, Hay House, 20085. Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre, Le 2008 Jan; 25(1):174; for inspiring thoughts 22. Radin, Dean and F. Holmes Atwater,Phénomène Humain (The Phenomenon of Man) on evolution of the brain, see Joseph "Exploratory Evidence for Correlations(completed late 1930s, published Chilton Pearce, The Biology of Transcendence: Between Entrained Mental Coherenceposthumously in 1955; first published in A Blueprint of the Human Spirit, Park Street and Random Physical Systems", Journal ofEnglish in 1959) Press, 2002 Scientific Exploration 2009; 23(3):1-106. Hagelin, J.S. et al., "Effects of Group 11. http://www.glcoherence.org/ 23. Spottiswoode, S.J.P., "ApparentPractice of the Transcendental Meditation 12. http://www.synchronizeduniverse Association Between Effect Size in FreeProgram on Preventing Violent Crime in .com/globalpeaceprayer.htm Response Anomalous CognitionWashington, DC: Results of the National 13. http://www.globalpeacemeditation Experiments and Local Sidereal Time",Demonstration Project, June–July 1993", prayerday.org/ Journal of Scientific Exploration 1997;Social Indicators Research 1999; 47(2):153-201 14. http://buryl.com/apr_home.htm 11(2):109-122 SKYFRUIT JUICE7. Orme-Johnson, D.W. et al., WATER OZONATOR 15. http://www.heartmath.org/ 24. Cage, John, Silence, Wesleyan"International Peace Project in the Middle 16. Rein, G. and R. McCraty, "Structural University Press, 1961 For the Man in the Bedroom when you want an extra lift! Designed to freshly ozonate a glass of drinking water Ozone is natureʼs purifier Special Price $100.00 Total Includes $10 P&H and Ins. Enjoy the fresh taste and benefits of added oxygen Satisfaction Guarantee Contact: NTP Health Products Order from Vitality Australia HO PO Box 8247, Bargara Qld 4670 E: marketing@ntphealthproducts.com Ph: 07 4159 0228 T: 1800 225500 www.mvpaust.com 2 2 HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (FOOD GRADE) FOR FARM AND GARDEN 20 LITRE DRUM SPECIAL PRICE: $220.00 (incl GST) PLUS FREIGHT Contact: NTP HEALTH PRODUCTS PHONE: 02 4997 2530 E: mail@ntphealthproducts.comDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 79
  • 80. Who Parked Our Moon?Continued from page 58 is not a completely natural world, layer, exactly as one would expect of but a planetoid that was hollowed the "hull" of a spacecraft. It couldminutes while 100 miles [161 out aeons ago in the far reaches of also explain why no sign of water haskilometres] high has to have a space by intelligent beings been found on the Moons surface,velocity of roughly 18,000 miles possessing a technology far superior yet there is evidence that it exists[28,980 kilometres] per hour to stay to ours. Huge machines were used deep inside. This theory also wouldin orbit, so something had to give to melt rock and form large cavities explain the strange maria andthe Moon the precisely required within the Moon, spewing the mascons, perhaps the remnants ofvelocity for its weight and altitude… molten refuse onto the surface. the machinery used to hollow out theThe point—and it is one seldom Protected by a hull-like inner shell Moon. The idea of an artificialnoted in considering the origin of plus a reconstructed outer shell of satellite could explain the odd,the Moon—is that it is extremely metallic rocky junk, this gigantic craft rhythmic "moonquakes" as artificialunlikely that any object would just was steered through the cosmos and constructs reacting the same waystumble into the right combination finally parked in orbit around the during periods of stress from theof factors required to stay in orbit. Earth. In their article, Vasin and Earths pull. And artificial equipmentSomething had to put the Moon at Shcherbakov wrote: "Abandoning beneath the Moons surface might beits altitude, on its course and at itsthe traditional paths of common the source of the gas clouds thatspeed. The question is: what was sense, we have plunged into what have been observed.that something?"17 Intelligent "terraforming" of the If the precise and stationary Moon could provide the solutionorbit of the Moon is seen as to the argument between "hotsheer coincidence, is it also As outrageous as the Moon" and "cold Moon"coincidence that the Moon is Spaceship Moon theory scientists: they are both right!at just the right distance from The Moon originally was a coldthe Earth to cover the Sun may first appear, consider world which was transformed intocompletely during an eclipse? how this model reconciles a spacecraft by artificially heatingWhile the diameter of the and expelling vast quantities ofMoon is a mere 2,160 miles all of the mysteries of its interior. This theory also[3,477.6 km] against the Suns the Moon. could explain the seeminggigantic 864,000 miles contradictions over the question[1,391,040 km], it is of a hollow Moon. If the Moonnevertheless in just the proper originally was a solid world whichposition to block out all but the may at first sight seem to be was artificially hollowed out, thereSuns flaming corona when it moves unbridled and irresponsible fantasy. would be evidence of both phases—between the Sun and the Earth. But the more minutely we go into all exactly what we have with currentAsimov explained: "There is no the information gathered by man Moon knowledge.astronomical reason why the Moon about the Moon, the more we are An artificially hollowed-out Moonand the Sun should fit so well. It is convinced that there is not a single would explain why the satellite ringsthe sheerest of coincidences, and fact to rule out our supposition. Not like a bell for hours after beingonly the Earth among all the planets only that, but many things so far struck, and why specimens of toughis blessed in this fashion."18 considered to be lunar enigmas are refractory metals such as titanium, Is it merely coincidence? How does explainable in the light of this new chromium and zirconium, "rust-one explain this and many other hypothesis."19 proof" iron; uranium-236 andMoon mysteries? As outrageous as the Spaceship neptunium-237 have been found Moon theory may first appear, there.Spaceship Moon Evidence consider how this model reconciles In fact, the Spaceship Moon theory In July 1970, two Russian all of the mysteries of the Moon. It may come closer than any other inscientists, Mikhail Vasin and would explain why the Moon gives reconciling the questions over theAlexander Shcherbakov, had an evidence of being much older than origin and amazing orbit of thearticle published in the Soviet the Earth and perhaps even our solar Moon. But we are not supposed tojournal Sputnik, entitled "Is the Moon system and why there are three consider this thesis. The circularthe Creation of Intelligence?" They distinct layers within the Moon, withadvanced the theory that the Moon the densest materials in the outside Continued on page 8180 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
  • 81. Who Parked Our Moon?Continued from page 80 has given talks at NEXUS Reported Found on Moon", New York Conferences, most recently in Times, October 16, 1971logic of modern science regarding Queensland, Australia, in July 2010. 7. Kozyrev, Encyclopaedia Britannica, vol.the origin of the Moon runs Visit his website, 27, p. 546something like this... We know that http://www.jimmarrs.com. 8. MacDonald, Dr Gordon, Astronautics (report), February 1962, p. 225extraterrestrials dont exist, but we 9. Edgar Mitchells comments to thisdo know that the Moon exists and Editors Note: authorhas been mentioned throughout This essay, posted on 14 September 10. Solomon quoted in Don Wilson,human history. We humans did not 2010 ( http://www. Secrets of Our Spaceship Moon,create it or place it in Earths orbit, disinfo.com/2010/09/who-parked- Dell Publishing Co., Inc., New York,so it must have been done by the-moon/ ), was first published in 1979, p. 97extraterrestrials. But since we know Above Top Secret (The Disinformation 11. Sagan quoted in Wilson, op. cit.,they dont exist, we will simply call it Co., 2008). It is based on chapter p. 94an anomaly and will not publicly say one of Alien Agenda (HarperCollins 12. Ewing quoted in Wilson, op. cit.,anything more about this. ∞ Publishers, 1997). pp. 101-102 13. Wilson, op. cit., p. 104About the Author: 14. El-Baz quoted in Wilson, op. cit., Endnotes p. 107Jim Marrs, from Texas, USA, is a 1. Jastrow, Robert, Red Giants and White 15. Wilson, op. cit., p. 124distinguished, award-winning Dwarfs, W. W. Norton & Co., Inc., New 16. Asimov, quoted in Wilson, op. cit.,investigative journalist and author of York, 1990, p. 115 p. 85such books as Crossfire, Alien Agenda, 2. Ubell, Earl, “The Moon Is More of a 17. Shelton, William R., Winning theRule by Secrecy (reviewed in 8/01), The Mystery Than Ever”, New York Times Moon, Little, Brown & Company, NewWar on Freedom (10/06), Inside Job Magazine, April 16, 1972, p. 32 York, 1970, p. 58(11/06), The Terror Conspiracy (14/01), 3. Jastrow, op. cit., p. 108 18. Asimov, quoted in Wilson, op. cit.,Psi Spies (14/06) and Above Top Secret 4. Ubell, op. cit. p. 87(16/02). He has contributed several 5. Ubell, op. cit., p. 50 19. Vasin and Shcherbakov quoted inarticles to NEXUS over the years and 6. Wilford, John Noble, "Water Vapor Wilson, op. cit., p. 61 * New book+DVD by Steven Greer A Must Read!! C O N TA C T: HIDDE N TRUTH: Countdown to FOR BIDDE N Transformation KN OW LED G E by Steven M. Greer, MD by Steven M. Greer MD This book goes fartheviewingtheinto aaccounting of objects seen inthat sky and takes beyond consciousness, remote reader usual of universe higher states of and direct Contact with civilizations the Fdeathhis sightingtransnational an earlyand UFO-related projects, rom of a UFO at age, to his amazing near- experience at age 17, to his unraveling of the secret cabal running the illegal energy interface with thought and awareness as easily as we talk on cell phones. Journey with the CSETI team as they go beyond the veil of light and the resonant frequency of matter and enter into close contact with to his meetings with a CIA Director, US Senators, heads of state numerous ET civilizations who eagerly await the coming Transformation and royalty – you will be moved, shocked and enlightened as you read through this memoir. Journey with Dr Greer as he takes you on Earth. The accompanying DVD shows the images, sights and sounds into the corridors of secret power – beyond the government as we of Contact, as it has evolved over the past 17 years. You will learn how know it–to a shadowy cabal of power-mad controllers, and their this Contact has been made - and how you, too, can become an hidden agenda. Ambassador to the Universe! To order - visit To order - visit www.nexusmagazine.com www.nexusmagazine.comDECEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 81
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