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THC Book Club

Discussion in 'Wild Card Forum' started by thegdolla, Mar 4, 2017.

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Would you be interested in a bimonthly THC book club?

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    Wow, that was a great overview I need this book asap;) thank you for posting the attachments as well, all great information! I've listened to the water alchemy episode with shamangineer and thought it was awesome! I've always felt a deep connection with water at a few springs I visit often in Florida where I've lived my entire life on the water. I just came back today from a 3 day camping trip where the water is pristine. I let my sons ashes go back to Mother Nature a beautiful river where he and I spent many nights camping. I've never been on the forum before and I find your synopsis first, Unbelievable, the gods are sending me signals! Synchronicity is real!!! Thank you again
     
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    Title: Sub Rosa America and the fall of the New Atlantis (5-book series)
    Author: Elana Freeland (from December 2017 THC Interview)
    Available: Amazon
    Amazon Synopsis:


    I've been wanting to post a quick book review about Elana Freeland's novel series: Sub Rosa America and the fall of the New Atlantis. I was introduced to the author through the recent THC Episode, and I somehow clicked with the knowledge and wisdom she exhibited in the interview.

    As a caveat, I'm not usually fond of reading novels, preferring instead non-fiction books. But I have to say, there was nothing more satisfying than being immersed in a dystopian world full of conspiracy lores with a very intricate story of esoteric, alchemic, and metaphysical twists taking place.

    The author is clearly well-versed in all those topics mentioned, and though it's a book filled with passages requiring more than one reading, it's overall arc-story is not only entertaining, but in fact, it's eerily descriptive of the current social landscape in 2018. Fact is, most, if not all, the events happening in the book are actual, historically documented events.
    Each new chapter begins with several quotes from authors and texts as diverse as Hernan Cortes, John Maynard Keynes, Rudolf Steiner or even the obscure text "Silent Weapons from Quiet Wars"(which is available on my cloud-stash).

    My personal favourites from this book is the author's knowledge about John W Keely and Nikola Tesla's works (and others like the Stanford Research Institute, and MK Ultra, artichoke programs) demonstrating the kind of knowledge that makes my hair stand while reading.

    I'm almost at the end of Book II and I can say without a doubt this is an awesome book that would make any conspiracy minded reader ecstatic. I bought the paperback versions, but it's also available in Kindle. The book also features an exhaustive glossary with many terms that could make up an encyclopedia esoterica just by itself.

    Scientia est potentia..
     
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    Aaaah,man. I would be all over a THC Book Club. There are those of us that still read for fun,ya know. Granted, most are THC+ members,but still;) Cheers!
     
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    I just finished reading a book on a topic that's dear to me: Biomimicry, or how to turn to nature for problem-solving inspiration.
    The book is called: The Shark's Paintbrush And How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation, by Jay Harman (Amazon link, 2014).
    I first heard of Jay Harman whilst watching Youtube clips on Viktor Schauberger, aka The Water Wizard because.
    It turns out Jay Harman, an Australian naturalist and wildlife conservationist in his youth, had discovered the same principles of recurring spiral geometries throughout nature, and had been inspired by Nature's simple, yet efficient technologies which ultimately led him to found PAX Water Technologies, including fans that look quite similar to those of Viktor Schauberger.
    Being interested in observing Nature's patterns myself, I resonate with biomimic inventors. And although Jay Harman is no lone mad genius inventor like Viktor Schauberger, he's an inventor and savvy businessman who sees the infinite potential of growth, if only we can start to Be inspired by Nature's amazing patterns and implement them to create more efficient systems.

    The book itself is 290-pages long divided into three main sections: First, an intro to the field with a few autobiographical anecdotes; Followed in the second part by illustrating a portfolio of various biomimicry inventions, including some fascinating examples which I'll get to in more details below. The third and final part is focused on implementing biomimicry principles in your business or organization, or creating a business around a biomimic idea, which turned out far more inspiring than I expected it to be.

    So what do biomimicry ideas look like? The second chapter starts with sharks. Harman goes on to describe the numerous inventions and designs that have been inspired by the efficiency with which sharks swim through water, from the way the body moves effortlessly by creating vortices, as well as the surface of water he skin with its many, tiny ridges and scales that make it resistant to micro-organisms growing on the surface. This led to the invention of the Sharklet Paint which if applied to huge ships could save a tremendous amount of fuel wasted each year.

    Another example, are whale flippers that inspired better, more aerodynamic propellers for wind turbines. Without going to too many details, I'll post a top 3 of the most interesting applications, at least for me.
    EDIT 14/6/18: I recently noticed a maple tree's iconic helicopter seed leaves look just like a whale's flipper. And in fact, it makes perfect sense wouldn't it? A Whale uses vortices in the water to move smoothlessly, and so does the maple leaf to propagate in the air as efficiently as possible. Just thought I'd add my 2 cents :)

    3. The Honeycomb shape inspired by bees: I find the hexagonal shape fascinating with its link to sacred geometry (vector equilibrium), as well as being the most balanced design (most efficient to fractalize I guess, or think flower of life). Numerous examples inspired by this shape are seen in architecture, as well, as its application in nanotechnology (think carbon-structure of molecules of water in tetrahedral/hexagonal shapes).

    2. Mycelium and fungi. I had recently attended a conference by the mycologist Paul Stamets who came to my attention following his appearance on Joe Rogan Podcast but that’s a whole story by itself. Paul Stamets was featured here as well.
    It turns out that mycelium, which are the hair-thin roots of fungi that grow in massive inter-connected networks that develop in the soil, are formed in exactly the same way as neurons in the brain; the digital nodes of computers on the Internet, or even galaxies and stars in the Universe. In other words, the fractal and holographic principle of the Universe is expressed in the way fungi grow, which includes the principles of taking the path of least resistance for energy transfer. So following this, a team of Japanese researchers have figured out the most efficient pathways for the Tokyo Railway System by growing fungi on a map of Japan, with a piece of oat flakes on each city (where the fungi would be attracted to feed itself). And the result was a map outlining the path of least resistance, and the most effective way for railway routes to take.
    This in my view, is a perfect example of how biomimic solutions can create very simple, demonstrable (and cheap) experiments, with overwhelmingly powerful application.

    1. This isn't so much new, but it still boggles my mind. And that's the peacock's feathers (or the butterfly's wings) and particularly their pigment-less wings. That's right, the feathers of a peacock don't contain any pigments at all, but instead have very tiny ridges (on the micron-scale) that absorb and reflect a specific wavelength of light, thus resulting in what we may commonly perceive as green or blue. But in fact, there are no blue or green pigments at all. So basically, the geometric structure alone can create the experience of colours.
    Similarly, a Japanese company Teijin developed a product called ChromaFlair that's a paint using the same principles, resulting in a iridescent paint-job ideal for applying on cars, but also to create pigment-less clothing (so saving resources on the dying process, which if chemical, is very hazardous to the environment as well).

    Another great biomimic is the structure of lotus plants' leaves which make water drops fall along and collect dust (kind of like a gortex fabric) and can be applied to buildings with self-cleaning capabilities (save on maintenance costs as well).

    The final chapter is focused on getting those ideas out there, and applying them in your organization. As I said previously, I found this chapter quite inspiring because of Jay Harman's experience in building up many companies from the ground-up, especially in a field where many scientists and engineers are reluctant to change their ideas (aka dogmatic material sciences) or straight up, and I quote, think science shits on Nature.

    So to finish this summary, I think it was a sensible and insightful read for anyone who's into biomimicry or is inclined in new inventions.

    Personally, the crazier the theories, the more I'm inclined to indulge. Examples range from Viktor Schauberger's ideas to Grebennikov and his flying machines inspired by insects (and bees), or even Nikola Tesla whose first invention was a dynamo generated by beetles. I think all those guys have immense merits who have been pushed aside by nefarious forces. So while Jay Harman doesn't venture into the 'crazies' territory, he has created (and demonstrated) very practical applications that are all nature inspired. And he is not shy to proclaim that the science will be biomimetic (illustrated by the increasing number of patents using biomimicry solutions). An interesting anecdote at the end of the book related to when he was called by the Pentagon to demonstrate his efficient propeller design, and how getting in the hands of the military-industrial-complex can put an end to your career (by having your patents confiscated and classified indefinitely). But I digress.
    Good read, more on the down-to-earth side, but still very entertaining. It just shows how all the roads to free energy and clean propulsion are already amongst us, everywhere we look around. I posted some of the useful resources and pictures below in case you're interested. Peace!


    Resources:

    Creating a Bio-Industrial Revolution (TED) | Janine Benyus

    General information of Biomimicry.
    https://biomimicry.org/biomimicry-examples/

    AskNature.org - A repository for many biomimicry inventions and a platform.
    https://asknature.org
     

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    OooooooooOoh, this one looks delicious~
     
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    For Book Description: See the "Anyone Used Magic To Grow Their Business?" Thread in the THC Entrepreneur forum=)
    [​IMG] & I bet many of you remember this one. It's probably sitting on your bookshelf right now =)
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    It's funny how ever-since I started reading Dean Radin's latest book Real Magic (the subject of a recent THC episode) the Hermetic philosophy, the Kybalion, keeps popping up in my horizon. It's a weird mix of synchronicity and magic (perhaps too sides of the same coin). I would definitely want to do due diligence on the Kybalion in the future.
    While I'm at it, I would highly recommend Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science and Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe.
    I've read quite a few books about ESP and Remote Viewing (from the same group of people, notably Russel Targ & Puthoff) but Dean Radin really has a knack for entertaining read packed with information, without making it dull to read. It's concise and on-point, just enough to make the uninitiated curious about the reality/potential of a magical universe paradigm.
    Big fan of the NOETIC Institute and the Society for Scientific Exploration (William Bengston). Two platforms to bring magical science at the forefront of research and development using scientific approach.
     
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    **doouble like
    LOVE IT! The Kybalion has a strange & mysterious way of being a book that crosses your path offering some higher understandings & primers. It was gifted to me waaaaaaay back in the day by a beloved "guru"(of sorts) & gifting it has been one of those traditions kept dutifully to this day.
    Sheesh, I must've given away 10,000 copies of this little hardcover book over the years!?!?! -Blazing in the High Desert Like A Hermetic Jehovah's Witness....hahahahahah-


    It is definitely worth your time, Enjoypolo =D Fasten yo' seatbelts,baby...hyperspace ahead!
     
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    **pops his head out of a old-school locker

    Heeeeey EnjoyPolo,

    Do you have a reeally special book, perhaps from your childhood, that influenced your
    thinking profoundly in your adult life? Maybe more than one?
    I would be interested to know what influenced you most.


    P.S. maybe I missed it in the thread somewhere
     
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    Here's an unusual one for ya:

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    Ever heard of this deliciously 6-legged book?
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    I just finished Dean Radin's book "Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe" and I wasn't disappointed at all. It gave me a few points of interest to look further into. I still have yet to completely read through the Kybalion in sprite of having both a pdf and audio book versions. I actually just started reading "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah" and I like what I'm reading so far.
     
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    Aaaah,man. You have some good stuff on your plate!

    Doing more writing than reading these days,but Mr. Radin's book is certainly near the top of my list. Especially after hearing him here.

    I'd looooove to hear your thoughts and impressions on Illusions. Do keep in mind the time it was written in & that profundity doesn't always have to come with a child-proof lid attached.

    Looooooooooooove some R.B.,except every time I bring him up to folks,they think I'm talking about Stephen King.

    Also,Mr. Carlos Castaneda had a powerful influence on my magickal development.

    I know,I know,I know - he was proven a fraud and found floating face-down in the Ganges....supposedly killed by his three closest "witches".
    Sounds more like bitches to me


    ;) But that doesn't mean his work didn't inspire millions of us aspiring Magicians to find our own magick.

    A SEPERATE Reality..now THERE'S the trailhead for one-fucking-intense ride,err,read. The Teachings of... was a bit burdensome for an introduction to C.C. . You'll probably want to come back to it later though.


    Bon Appetite',Yo'
     
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    Hey ENJOYPOLO,

    I've been meaning to ask you- how's your website going??
    Those fear gremlins aren't running around again, are they??

    Hope all is well:) Cheers from OZ, eeerrr, AZ =D
     
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    You mean my blog? Unfortunately I'm afraid they have taken over my head with existential angst. The increasing problem also is juggling all the various platforms, THC Forum being one of my favourites. I also joined OnStellar which is a crypto-fuelled spiritual community kinda like Reddit and Steemit together. So yeah, but thanks for asking, maybe that'll push me to update it sometime soon.
    Regarding books in my childhood, funny thing is I was never really into reading growing up, only in the past eight years have I really started reading. Much more into gaming (Halo) and films (Titanic, I know..) back then. In hindsight, I wonder if that wasn't a form of predictive programming at a young age. Halo is as close as you get to Secret Space Programs and ETs, whereas Titanic is, unbeknownst to me at the time, a major conspiracy lore. The Universe is full of mystery!
    By the way, Sex on six legs looks like an interesting read related to biomimicry. Peace ✌️
     
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    Yes, your blog & my pleasure:) What is that blog address again?
    You a WordPress-kinda fellow too?

    Boooooyyyy, did you type a mouthful there!
    From Halo to cheesy-ass Titanic, it's everywhere.
    Yowser!
     
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    Yeah, I know. For sinking ships hypnotized me for some weird reason back when I was little (used to build ships with alum foil in the bath tub, load em up with small cars and poke little holes in the hull and watch em sink slowly. Psychotic, or past-life memory? Go figure.. But I digress.
    Here's a lovely book I picked up at the beginning of the year, that took me two months to arrive.
    The Physics of Love - The Ultimate Universal Laws by Dale Pond, Edgar Cayce, John Keely, Rudolf Steiner & Nikola Tesla.
    It's quite a trip and I haven't even read half of the dense material yet, but it gives me the chills just to skim through it.
    One day, hopefully soon, I'd love to go through it at least once and write a short commentary on it. Perhaps someone's been through this already.

    https://imgur.com/a/GLyUP6x

    Peace!

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    Morning of the Magicians
     
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    The US Navy's Secret Space Program & Nordic Extraterrestrial Alliance
    by Michael E. Salla (Exo-Politics) reviewd by Paul

    (Book Two of the Secret Space Program Series)

    With the recent THC interview with Michael Salla, I thought I’d do myself a service and read-through the material this time. Boy, I was in for a surprise, not so much for its incredible sci-fi-esque content which I’m already quite familiar with (though there are always new intrigues to learn about), but more so due to the meticulous research presented to make the case for the secret US Navy Space Program and trace its inception in the midst of World War II, precisely in Feb 24, 1942.

    Just a little caveat about my bias before I talk about the book.
    I've been following the work of David Wilcock and his Gaia-produced shows Wisdom Teachings, Cosmic Disclosure since summer of 2016.

    Like most people, I was taken aback by the alleged insider testimony of folks like Corey Goode, Pete Peterson, William "Bill" M. Tompkins, David Adair and others, regarding the existence of deep black projects with exotic technologies. Ultimately though, it made sense to me that this would be the natural progression of Nikola Tesla’s work being co-opted, free-energy devices and ET contacts within the military.

    For this reason, my mind was open to the idea that ETs exist, the occult science of channeling, and exotic propulsion of electro-gravitics as discovered by T. Townsend-Brown some decades before WWII. I know, many here are also familiar with these fields so it shouldn’t be too big of a surprise to anyone. And if you haven’t listened to the interview, I highly recommend that you do to get some context.

    A lot of the materials contained in this book comes from William M. "Bill" Tompkins memoir titled Selected by Extraterrestrials published in 2015, as well as interviews done in-person and for the show Cosmic Disclosure. Michael Salla does an outstanding job at collecting the various pieces of the puzzle, whether it’s news clips, biographical intel that correlates with the claims made, and other leaked intels/memos such as the Majestic documents uncovered at length in a book published by Robert and Ryan Wood to corroborate with Corey Goode’s claims of a Secret Space Program.

    A noteworthy, and perhaps important note to make, is that Tompkins, as do other insiders such as Emery Smith, don’t consider themselves as whistleblowers. In fact, quite the contrary. They acknowledge that the information they are disclosing is vetted by superiors, thus calling themselves disseminators.

    The book starts by introducing us to the event now known as the Battle of Los Angeles in the late night/early morning of Feb 24/25 1942, when a fleet of unusual aircrafts were spotted hovering above the sea which prompted a massive military response with over 1,440 AA rounds shot; a city-wide black-out out of fear of Japanese invasion.

    Salla goes in-depth over the official claim that was published the next day by the Navy Secretary as being caused by “a false alarm and jittery nerves”. Literally.


    This became the real catalyst for the US Military and Military-Industrial-Complex to dig in into whatever this was, and at least two crafts were shot-down that night and got sent to Wright Patterson field for inspection/reverse-engineering. The evidence presented by the author suggests they were empty, and remote-controlled drones likely of German origin.

    This is where William “Bill” Tompkins enters the game, a young child at the time, who subsequently developed a unique talent and dedication for building aircraft carrier models he’s been on, out of balsa wood. When Tompkin’s father put those crafts on display at his shop, Navy officials got alarmed since those radar and weapons systems were classified at the time. They eventually realized it was the young man gifted with photographic memory, and that’s how at age 17 he got enlisted in the Navy with appraisals.

    Without dwelling too much on his life, which a big part of the book is dedicated to, Tompkins became involved in a covert, compartmentalized Navy intelligence group that had infiltrated German flying saucer programs through second-generation german-americans. The biggest revelations that come out in this programme involves a human-looking extraterrestrial race Tompkins calls Nordic (white skin, blue-eyes blond hair looks) particularly a woman named Maria Orsik. Not a lot is known about her history, except that they are claiming to trying to help humanity develop these crafts to combat another ET race, Reptilian looking that is hell-bent on conquering other parts of the galaxy and subsequently made a pact with the rogue factions of the Nazis in exchange of enslaving the population. Through Corey’s testimony, we learn that this breakaway civilization is known in the SSP as the Dark Fleet, with intimidating looking crafts.

    According to Salla, the Nordics intentions weren’t so much about the concept of helping humanity ascend spiritually, but rather, it was to develop these space fleets to help them fight those Reptilians, known also as the Draconians (Dracos).

    Another anecdote, is that this Nordic faction was also communicating with Nikola Tesla and Marconi (who was involved in the Italian covert programme that recovered crashed UFOs, which is discussed in the book and would take a whole other post). To finish off with Tompkins’ early career, he ended up working for Douglas Aircraft in a compartmentalized Think Tank known as Advanced Designs where he’d design not just crafts, but entire fleets of what would later become the NASA Appollo missions, Saturn and NOVA projects. And remember, this was during 50’s. NASA was officially created, as a military spin-off in 1958.