THE HOLLOW EARTH: A MADDENING THEORY THAT CAN’T BE DISPROVED
From OMNI Magazine (October 1983)
If there were a hall of fame for pseudoscientists, surely Cyrus Teed would deserve a place of honor. It was shortly after the Civil War that Teed had his vision: The earth is a hollow sphere, and WE LIVE INSIDE IT. Everything else in the universe is in here with us — planets, comets, stars — everything. What’s outside the sphere? Nothing.
Teed’s cosmology had a particular appeal to religious fundamentalists. It made the earth important again, rather than an insignifigant speck in the cosmos. And it eliminated the difficult concepts of infinite space and aimlessly scattered worlds. We’re all right here together in this safe, spherical womb.
In 1870 Teed changed his name to Koresh (ancient Hebrew for Cyrus) and started a cult. At its peak in the Nineties the Koreshan (pronounced ker-ESH-an) Unity movement had some 4,000 followers. Teed Continue reading
Flat Earth Society
by Michael Rogero Brown
The following is the flyer that the Flat Earth Society sends to people interested in them. I have entered it VERBATUM. ALL typos, punctuation errors, etc are THEIRS. Enjoy.
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International Flat Earth Research Society
FLAT EARTH SOCIETY
Charles K. Johnson, President
Marjory Waugh Johnson, Sec.
Telephone: (805) 727-1635
PO Box 2533, Lancaster, CA 93539
Aim: To carefully observe, think freely rediscover forgotten fact and oppose theoretical dogmatic assumptions. To help establish the United States…of the the world on this flat earth. Replace the science religion…with SANITY Continue reading
Earth’s Core 1,000 Degrees Hotter Than Expected
By Elizabeth Howell, 2013
Earth’s internal engine is running about 1,000 degrees Celsius (about 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit) hotter than previously measured, providing a better explanation for how the planet generates a magnetic field, a new study has found.
A team of scientists has measured the melting point of iron at high precision in a laboratory, and then drew from that result to calculate the temperature at the boundary of Earth’s inner and outer core — now estimated at 6,000 C (about 10,800 F). That’s as hot as the surface of the sun. Continue reading
Artwork by Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma
Learning to Dream…. Again
by Peter Clemens
“When my daughter was seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college – my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared at me, incredulous, and said, ‘You mean they forget?’” – Howard Ikemoto (artist and art professor)
There is something wonderfully simple about the way young children see life. It is a way of seeing in which anything is possible, and this means that they see no reason why they can’t grow up to be an astronaut or a cowboy or a princess.
I personally remember a time when I truly believed that I would grow up to be a famous tennis player competing on the world stage. As I grew older, this dream changed to being a critically-acclaimed movie director. Somewhere along the line, though, this dream faded and for a long Continue reading
– If you woke up one morning and all your problems had vanished how would you know this “miracle” had happened? What would it feel like to you? Consider how the miracle would affect your state of mind.
– In what way would you behave differently from before?
– Are there any parts of the miracle that are already happening in your life, even if only occasionally? If so, how did you make these things happen, and what actions could you take to achieve this kind of result more often? Continue reading
Parasitic Entities and Spirits
To begin understanding the nature of parasite spirits, those that seem to attach themselves to and draw energy from individuals, consider the nature of spirits in general. [The] material, physical universe is not their natural habitat.
Spirits, whether invited (summoned) or attracted to a place, a thing, or a living person, need energy to manifest in the physical world. Summoners, alone or in groups, raise the level of energy using it to attract and manifest a spirit. Those tied to a location are usually attracted by any event causing a sudden increase in emotions or a sharping of the focus of attention, either of which increases the energy level. The key element is the energy state of Continue reading