For those of you who don’t know, I have been hosting a podcast at www.unknowncountry.com for a little under a year now. My show is called The Experience and it is mainly concerned with speaking to experiencers of high strangeness from around the world. As of this writing I have broadcast 42 episodes. I find it strange, then, that just in the last few weeks, 5 guests have written to give me updates on their experiences. One name Stephen actually came back on the show to talk about his latest find: evidence that a dream he had a number of years ago where he found himself in an afterlife waystation speaking to dead people was more than dream. He has been doing some snooping and recently discovered that 2 of the deceased people who told him how they died and where were real. He found their death notice in a newspaper article with photographs. He sent me this article and assures me that these are the people from his dream. I have no reason to distrust him.
There was another episode about dreams, this one involving a man who had one recurring dream about our future from the ages of 13 to 19 that has been coming true over the years, bit by bit. He wrote to me with evidence that one of the final three details of the dream is unfolding right now.
Then there was Steve who considers himself a skeptic even though he experiences psi phenomena. He called to tell me that he had another psychic hit recently. This occurred as he was speaking with a woman he barely knew about a wedding when he all of a sudden blurted out, “You better not forget the water guns.” As the seemingly incongruous words flew from his mouth, he suspected they were a psychic hit on something yet to be revealed. Startled that he knew about the water guns, because how could he possibly, she made the reveal: the wedding reception was to have a childlike theme involving a large quantity of water guns, which she had yet to purchase. That’s fairly specific wouldn’t you say?
The other 2 guests have written to tell me that since doing their episodes they’ve had memories of forgotten encounters with the highly strange surface and are considering coming back on to talk about them.
I don’t know what this deluge means, if anything. Probably it means it takes a while for things to gestate once you’ve exposed these experiences to the public, and so new flowers are just now breaching the soil at the same time, so to speak. Or it’s completely meaningless coincidence. One of the two. Either way, I find the growth and evolution of not just this show but people within the show, guests of the show, a fascinating thing to observe. A phenomenon within itself. And perhaps the only true meaning we can derive from extraordinary experiences as a whole.
Maybe shows like these are not about entertaining an audience, winning over skeptics, or even providing therapeutic value to experiencers. Maybe there’s a web being spun made from the silk of personal epiphanies. And maybe that is enough.
There’s a lot of misinformation and ignorant talking points out there about what’s going on at Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Although what follows is not the only issue at stake, I believe it is the central one that diffuses the notion that this is about the resurrection of a religion vs. science, as has been continuously portrayed. “Superstition vs. Science” as has been repeated.
Here is everything you need to know. It isn’t superstition vs. science. Crudely put, it is the science of people embedded in nature who understand what Earth needs vs. Westerners who don’t get it. But here’s the thing: we don’t need to get it. Western doctors and insurance companies now recognize Chinese medicine as valid even though they don’t understand how it works. So we are at a point when we can admit that it’s okay not to understand how another’s way works for it to work and be considered science.
Indigenous medicine works regardless of how the administering of it looks. Does it look like hocus pocus or religion to an outsider? Tough. Then that’s what it looks like. But what is it doing? That’s the important point. Checking the tongue to diagnose someone and then sticking needles into the body also looks like magic, but acupuncture works. And, again, we recognize that. We also recognize that life is fractal. Patterns within patterns. Is it so silly to believe that Earth herself has pressure points which need to be energetically moved in ways that look like magic to all but the people who understand her?
Lakota activist Tiokasin Ghosthorse has talked about how if you know how to listen and be in communication with plants they will tell you the music you should play to help them grow. He went on to say that the songs vary from region to region and so, for example, corn in South Dakota might not recognize the songs from North Dakota. It’s that specific. Some may have scoffed when they heard this, but now it turns out this is being validated through science.
Correction: It is not being validated through science. It doesn’t need validation, doesn’t need to be proven. Proof is a Western concept that doesn’t apply to what has been self-evident for thousands of years prior to the existence of modern scientists.
If scientists would recognize that there are nations who have always understood what it takes to care for Mother Earth–that there are energy centers which need acupuncture, as it were–then maybe they would see that the telescope is not a better or more worthy form of science than doing what it takes to keep Mauna Kea in balance–whatever that means. However that occurs through heart ritual, song, and so forth. We don’t need to know. We simply need to understand that it is so and there are people who do know. Even if they had the indigenous knowledge colonized out of them in as much as that was possible, some seed of it germinates. Perhaps it’s in the DNA at this point; perhaps it’s activated by the chants which come from the land and sea themselves and is now flowering again. That’s speculation and unimportant except as a way to try to speak to scientists in their language.
Enter the Mauna Kea Protectors….