Sir William Crookes and Home

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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That was in 1852. Later Home learned to control his flights and demonstrated them before audiences including such notables asrepparttar emperor Napoleon III and Mark Twain. His popularity was enormous, and he habitually moved inrepparttar 127627 aristocratic circles of society, especially in England, where he gave one of his most celebrated performances. Those present were Lord Adare, his cousin Capt. Charles Wynne, andrepparttar 127628 master of Lindsay, later earl of Crawford and Balcarres. Lindsay toldrepparttar 127629 story:

‘I was sitting on December 16, 1868, in Lord Adare's rooms in Ashley Place, London, S.W., with Mr. Home and Lord Adare and a cousin of his. Duringrepparttar 127630 sitting, Mr. Home went into a trance, and in that state was carried out ofrepparttar 127631 window inrepparttar 127632 room next to where we were, and was brought in at our window. The distance betweenrepparttar 127633 windows was about seven feet six inches, and there was notrepparttar 127634 slightest foothold between them, nor was there more than a 12 inch projection to each window, which served as a ledge to put flowers on. We heardrepparttar 127635 window inrepparttar 127636 next room lifted up, and almost immediately after we saw Home floating inrepparttar 127637 air outside our window. The moon was shining full intorepparttar 127638 room; my back was torepparttar 127639 light, and I sawrepparttar 127640 shadow onrepparttar 127641 wall ofrepparttar 127642 windowsill, and Home's feet about six inches above it. He remained in this position for a few seconds, then raisedrepparttar 127643 window and glided intorepparttar 127644 room feet foremost and sat down.

Lord Adare then went intorepparttar 127645 next room to look atrepparttar 127646 window from which he had been carried. It was raised about 18 inches; and he expressed his wonder how Mr. Home had been taken through so narrow an aperture. Home said (still in trance) 'I will show you', and then with his back torepparttar 127647 window he leaned back and was shot out ofrepparttar 127648 aperture head first, withrepparttar 127649 body rigid, and then returned quietly. The window is about 70 feet fromrepparttar 127650 ground.'

{Do you think if there is some intelligence inrepparttar 127651 cosmos who was trying to open our eyes that they find it funny how dense and unwilling to even believe our own eyesrepparttar 127652 'normal' people of this earth can be, when they try to think they know it all?}

The hypothesis of a mechanical arrangement of ropes or supports outside has been suggested, but does not coverrepparttar 127653 facts as described.

Some researchers have considered this event suspect for a number of reasons. Inrepparttar 127654 first place, there are several discrepancies betweenrepparttar 127655 accounts given by Adare and Lindsay. Some of these concernrepparttar 127656 dimensions and configuration ofrepparttar 127657 windows and their height aboverepparttar 127658 ground and whetherrepparttar 127659 night was dark or moonlit. {How about whetherrepparttar 127660 coffee was spiked with hallucinogens or whyrepparttar 127661 force didn't tell them how it was done?} Lord Adare, moreover, gave inconsistent accounts ofrepparttar 127662 event at different times. Captain Wynne's statement was simple and straightforward: 'The fact of Mr. Home having gone out of one window and in at another I can swear to: anyone who knows me would not for a moment say I was a victim of hallucination or any other kind of humbug.'

Butrepparttar 127663 omission of any reference to flight or levitation is regarded by some as significant--perhaps Captain Wynne was not convinced that Home had levitated and confined his statement torepparttar 127664 simplest fact ofrepparttar 127665 exit and entry. Finally, an examination of what seems likely, though not certain, to have beenrepparttar 127666 house in question has shown that a tightrope could have been stretched betweenrepparttar 127667 two balconies.

Researchers have therefore questioned whether or not Lindsay and Adare were too bemused onrepparttar 127668 evening of December 16 to know what Home was really up to or whether he had resorted to trickery.

But although their versions ofrepparttar 127669 event differed, Adare and Lindsay clearly agreed onrepparttar 127670 most important feature--that Home 'flew', and was seen to fly in throughrepparttar 127671 window and, later, to fly both out and in. They may have been bemused and imaginedrepparttar 127672 whole thing, but at least they agreed on what they imagined.

As for Captain Wynne's terse statement and its omission of any direct reference to flight, it seems clear that he understood himself to be describing something quite out ofrepparttar 127673 ordinary--for he denied beingrepparttar 127674 victim of a hallucination or of humbug.

The suspicion that a mechanical device such as a tightrope {Remember he was doing this for decades and other things like holding his hand in flames.} might have been used was dismissed by Lindsay atrepparttar 127675 time: it 'does not coverrepparttar 127676 facts as described.' In particular, such an explanation does not answerrepparttar 127677 assertion that Home floated throughrepparttar 127678 window feet first or that he later leaned backward and shot out ofrepparttar 127679 window head first.

This leaves us withrepparttar 127680 more usual objections to reports of levitation: thatrepparttar 127681 witnesses were lying or were bewitched, hysterical, too imaginative, or not really observant.

And since it can never be proved that a hallucination has not taken place, this objection can never be fully answered. But when numerous people of good faith and good reputation testify to having seen a certain thing, and when no certain proof is found that what they saw was achieved by trickery, we must suppose--according torepparttar 127682 hallucination theory--that all these people were weak-minded or thatrepparttar 127683 subject ofrepparttar 127684 reports possessed a supernatural gift {The court of what I call 'easy' answers.} for inducing mass hallucinations or a talent for persuading large numbers of people to lie on his behalf with no gain to them.

{Meanwhilerepparttar 127685 paradigm has much to gain by keeping people inrepparttar 127686 darkness like mushrooms while feeding them appropriate excrement to make them edible or malleable to their purpose.}

In 1871,repparttar 127687 year in which Lindsay wrote his account ofrepparttar 127688 Ashley Place levitation, Home was observed to levitate by Sir William Crookes, an eminent scientist who later became president ofrepparttar 127689 prestigious British Association forrepparttar 127690 Advancement of Science. His statement, printed inrepparttar 127691 'Quarterly Journal of Science', concisely describesrepparttar 127692 dilemma into which honest people were put by Daniel Dunglas Home:

‘The phenomena I am prepared to attest are so extraordinary, and (so) directly opposerepparttar 127693 most firmly-rooted articles of scientific belief--- amongst others,repparttar 127694 ubiquity and invariable action ofrepparttar 127695 force of gravitation--that, even now, on recallingrepparttar 127696 details of what I witnessed, there is an antagonism in my mind between 'reason', which pronounces it to be scientifically impossible, andrepparttar 127697 consciousness that my senses, both of touch and sight, are not lying witnesses. (Jean Burton, 'Heyday of a Wizard', pp.36-38,213-30; 'The Unexplained: Mysteries of Mind Space & Time, 'Vol. 2, Issue 20).” (2) guest expert Columnist for The ES Press Magazine Author of Diverse Druids

Mystical Physicists

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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He cited evidence from both theories that support a new paradigm of a more interrelated, fluid, and less absolute basis of existence, one in which mind is an active participant. ‘Information contributes fundamentally torepparttar qualities of substance.’ He discussed forms, fields, superconductivity, wave function and electron behavior. ‘Wave function, which operates through form, is closer to life and mind... The electron has a mindlike quality.’” (1)

The early quantum physicists like Neils Bohr were ridiculed by those who could not comprehendrepparttar 127626 majesty of their attempts to explain our reality. The debunker’s inductive reasoning which imposes direct inferential theory upon nature has caused a setback that science has yet to overcome. Despite their stated fear of religion these theories are in fact doing whatrepparttar 127627 Dark Ages did to sincere seekers of truth. It wasrepparttar 127628 dawning of a New Age which revived ancient Chaos Science. Our whole computerized creative and productive world is largely a function of these ‘atom mysticists’. In response to that epithet they have drivenrepparttar 127629 message home by showing over and over again that most know-nothing scientists are in cahoots with ignorance or worse. Michio Kaku of 'Hyperspace' does it well.

These giants of intellect foundrepparttar 127630 soul ofrepparttar 127631 Mandukya Upanishads (Wigner) andrepparttar 127632 S-Matrix math inrepparttar 127633 Tao Te Ching (Capra). Heisenberg ‘observed’ asrepparttar 127634 cat appeared, or did not, depending on whether Schrödinger was there to witness. All Zen aficionados were overjoyed to seerepparttar 127635 Western predilection for linear thinking in boxes was being changed from within. A far greater amount of possibility-thinking and real independent inquiry has resulted. All theatres of thought are now called post-Modern by ‘experts’ in ivory towers who are usually wrong. Bohr said, ‘A great truth has an opposite which is also true. A trivial truth has an opposite which is false.’

The Club of Rome is doing a lot of good analysis of issues andrepparttar 127636 need for multi-disciplinarian principles in a new technological era. Here is something they say which I heartily approve of.

“Systems of education are less and less adapted torepparttar 127637 new issues, torepparttar 127638 new emerging global society we are presently involved in. New priorities force us to redefinerepparttar 127639 role of education, which should be conceived as a permanent learning process. Transmission of knowledge is no longer sufficient, and new objectives such as developing one's own potential and creativity, orrepparttar 127640 capacity of adaptation to change are becoming essential in a rapidly changing world.

The Club of Rome considers that education is both part ofrepparttar 127641 global problematique and also an essential tool to become an effective actor in control of one's own life and within society. If there are "Limits to Growth", there are "No Limits to Learning" (titles of two Reports torepparttar 127642 Club of Rome).” (2)

Inrepparttar 127643 area of physicsrepparttar 127644 Classical Electromagnetic Model or particles and force constructs, have given way to wave behavior models that allow harmonic interaction and affinity across space-time as I see it. There are some people who have such an ingrained or visceral response to mystical concepts that it makes one wonder how effective our propaganda paradigm that has waged war on enablement ofrepparttar 127645 soul in each living thing has been. The space-time interval is only invariant in same frequency realms and astrophysicists know gravity is an instantaneous effect. Brian Greene isrepparttar 127646 first physicist with 'groupies' according to George Stephanopoulos, one time Clinton Press Secretary. Greene wroterepparttar 127647 ELEGANT UNIVERSE a best-seller that explains String Theory and how it could answer some ofrepparttar 127648 deepest aspects of human experience. He made a major contribution in 1992 that showed howrepparttar 127649 fabric of space could tear and repair itself. This is not possible according to relativity and its expression ofrepparttar 127650 space/time continuum. The existence of anti-matter and 'black holes' are quite a conundrum for science that finds itself provingrepparttar 127651 mystics understandings - 'fast and furious'.

My premise at its worst is that we must understandrepparttar 127652 mystics even if they are wrong about reality. There will be little achieved by constantly negating whatever reality they have been able to ‘see’ and there has been a lot of advancement in science that proves they were right. But when told that this line of reasoning is religious or ‘airy-fairy’ I can only say – if we do not know howrepparttar 127653 sages or great minds saw reality how can we expect to help make a new reality that is better? How can you call Pythagoras weird (for example) when he contributed so much? How can people be so silly when they know they can’t do what he did? Is it ego that makes man so closed-minded? Here is a response to a physicist who sees (finally) that I have gatheredrepparttar 127654 words ofrepparttar 127655 top scientists, who agree with me. He seeks to rationalizerepparttar 127656 ‘One’ and understandrepparttar 127657 ego – which is a start at least.

Rational? Is that missing fromrepparttar 127658 work of philosophers like Sartre who said 'Love is absent space'. No - what is missing is an appeal to reductive and gradualistic paradigm ego orrepparttar 127659 need for POWER above all else. But that need for power actually produces less power and plentitude.

I tell you this - you do not know consciousness or it's origin and you can findrepparttar 127660 best explanations in ancient writings and disciplines likerepparttar 127661 Sutras. It works!

Is what works rational? Not necessarily. Rational and religion orrepparttar 127662 anthropomorphing urge of ego is everywhere evident in non-cooperative mindsets.

Here isrepparttar 127663 way I could say it offrepparttar 127664 top of my head.

Inrepparttar 127665 beginning there was energy in many dimensions. These dimensions gradually got in touch at some distance with information carried on attractive forces like gravity. These contacts grew and pathways formed - see my article called Affinity under those Google links or here. The pathways became lattices and vectors and valences of these energies which began to design ways to form new harmonizing potentials.

Laws of behavior and some kind of design began to actualize or manifest and over trillions of years a lot of knowledge and ways of creating becamerepparttar 127666 way ofrepparttar 127667 world or universes.

Consciousness came later andrepparttar 127668 soul is an outgrowth of this collective which directs us throughrepparttar 127669 structures and lattices (helical and otherwise - time has a helical structure and seven layers too) inrepparttar 127670 likes of DNA. guest expert Author of Diverse Druids Columnist for The ES Press Free courses at

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