Reflecting: Embracing the chaos and 21st Century Wire

Reflecting: Embracing the chaos and 21st Century Wire

First weekend of May for the last 4 years has played host to Alternative View conference at Horwood House arranged and hosted by Ian R Crane. A weekend of considerable quality guests and presentations. Plus 21st Century Wire broadcasting live from the venue, they are setting up just to my 2 o’clock. That was when I initially began to scribe this post, my internal monologue going over what has transpired at the event so far. Palms…

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Peter Pan in Nottingham – Blog / Behind the scenes / making of

Peter Pan in Nottingham – Blog / Behind the scenes / making of

It is a conversation with Nottingham living historian Robin Hood, Tony Rotherham that began this journey and the film. Could the Arboretum really be the inspiration of Neverland? JM Barrie once lived very nearby in his tenured youth working for the Nottingham Journal albeit for only a brief 2 years. Barrie apparently walked each day to the city offices through the arboretum, full of beautiful trees and open spaces that today now more than 100 hundred…

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Memory fading…?

Memory fading…?

Memory fading…? Our own personal worse fear. More than any height or the spider in the bathroom. The sense of existing forever we all feel inside confronted by the stark face of mortality when it starts to break down. Where did I put those keys down? What was your name again? Forgetting words, you know you knew. Am I going to become a husk of my present self unable to recall even my sons name…

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Flying Rod sighting, explainable. Yet coincidence played its part

Flying Rod sighting, explainable. Yet coincidence played its part

Leaving work, 16.15 Sunday 30/07/2017 walking in an Easterly direction towards the Noel Street tram stop after a 10 hour shift at work. With the Silver aluminium cladded Pinnacle tower to my right, a tall block of private flats in the centre of the Hyson Green area of Nottingham. Crossing my mind is the object I saw with my partner last week. A flying rod. A thin tubular tic-tac like white rod, very high in…

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Having a beard does that makes you a terrorist?

Having a beard does that makes you a terrorist?

BeardLivesMatter! Beards come in all shapes and sizes, as do the people who grow them. The diversity of styles remarkable. The spectrum of cultures across the world value beards differently, indeed like fashions they come and go. For some they are proud symbol of status. To others they represent religious recognition. Throughout history they are significant from Vikings to Spartans. Greeks and Romans, from Hadrian – 43 Emperors in a row proudly wore beards until…

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Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day what do they mean?

Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day what do they mean?

Went looking into the origins of Mothers Day and Mothering Sunday this morning. Just a year ago, lost my mother her birthday last year coincided with Mother’s day 14th March 2016. Followed by her death on my birthday of 22nd March 2016. Sinking in a little deeper this morning, what does Mothers Day mean? Heres what I discovered. We are to thank Anna Jarvis who held a memorial day service in 1908 for her mother…

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Lets compare leaked MoD predictions looking at future trends to what has really happened

Lets compare leaked MoD predictions looking at future trends to what has really happened

2007 to 2016 nearly 8 years of events. What has transpired in the real world to what was proposed and probability based, expected to occur. Aimed to be an accessible video for all, clear presentation and graphics through. Going through the document, the 90+ page Ministry of Defense DCDC Global Strategic Trends Programme 2007 – 2036 published in the January of 2007. Envisioning Britain’s strategic context up to 2036. Shifting economic relationships, geopolitical changes, resource challenges…

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ASSAP 35th anniversary conference

ASSAP 35th anniversary conference

Seriously Strange represents 35 years of taking the strange, seriously! ASSAP is an education association dedicated to discovering the scientific truth behind unexplained anomalous phenomena. Many prominent speakers over the weekend, discussing a range of topics. I was humbly approached to give a presentation talk, by Norie Miles. ASSAP List of speakers  ASSAP has no corporate beliefs and encourages an open-minded, undogmatic scientific approach to its subject. The main activities of the association are research into reports of…

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Magic in my pocket: The Black Mirror

Magic in my pocket: The Black Mirror

Magic in your pocket: The black mirror  Do you believe in magic? A bit of an unfair question really for which I must apologize, when I say magic, and when you think magic it is likely we have different perspectives. I have an interest in etymology the origin and ancestry of words. Magic is a challenging word, it has tied to all manner of things. I will however generalize, magic tricks, illusions, sleight of hand,…

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AV7 Alternative View reflections

AV7 Alternative View reflections

AV7 Alternative View. An exceptional bold event. Held at a secluded hotel Horwood House, in the countryside of Milton Keynes. Bringing together speakers from across the globe from various disciplines and experiences gave AV7 possibly the strongest line up of information one could ever receive. Set over the course of the weekend, whilst also encapsulating the Monday for workshops and a final presentation.  Ian R Crane and his close team have created  something unique with…

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Sphinx and the Griffin

Sphinx and the Griffin

Exploring the curious connections between the Griffin and the Sphinx. There is a remarkable number of similarities in the mythos. We look at those in detail. We put forward information to the origin of the Sphinxs head, what it may have more likely been based on the stories – that it was the face of a bird of prey/falcon. The strong connections of mythological Horus / Apollo / Mercury to this. Was the Sphinx built…

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Ghosts stuck in the recycle bin of the holographic universe.

Ghosts stuck in the recycle bin of the holographic universe.

Ghosts in a holographic universe – are they left over data? Are ghosts just people stuck in the recycle bin of the holographic universe. Consider this. You are not living in reality, you are living in virtual reality. A computer generated simulation of unimaginable size and power. A holographic universe, if you will. Seem crazy to you? Maybe not as crazy as you might think. Recent scientific developments reported across many publications gives us this…

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Acceptable to strike children – How far will this go?

Acceptable to strike children – How far will this go?

On the basis of culture, immigrants are allowed to strike their children. As proper allowance must be made for different cultural context. This was the resulting end statement to a case presiding over by Judge Pauffley, that has been widely shared. Bringing condemnation from professionals and the wider public. Photographed here in the Daily Mail Her comments infer that it is permissible for immigrants to the UK being able to strike children in a cultural…

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Angel Hair Phenomena

Angel Hair Phenomena

Angel Hair Phenomenon Angel hair is a rare and most strange phenomenon that currently defies explanation. One can only imagine what delight it is, to see it fall. When we touch it mysteriously the angel hair is absorbed by the body. Named ‘Angel hair’, for its similarity to fine hair, or spider’s webs, and is also comparable to ectoplasm and pixie dust. Reports of angel hair say that it disintegrates or evaporates within a short…

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Equality is everything but equal

Equality is everything but equal

Equality is everything but equal. A rhetoric that seems to be ever vivid. There is a big drum beating to the tune of demanding equality, and no pun intended – equally for diversity. Arriving on Nottinghams Market Square today is the ‘Operation Black Vote’ tour bus.   Simon Woolley, Director of Operation Black Vote, said: I’m pleased our voter registration bus is coming to such a diverse city as Nottingham. The bus will encourage and…

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Slenderman – the fiction from fact

Slenderman – the fiction from fact

You would be forgiven for thinking it is Slenderman fever. As the press jump on the continuing bandwagon of printing any sensationalist paranormal story, this time it is The Mirror. Who state there has been a number of sightings across Cannock Chase, in Staffordshire…a place that will instantly jump out at you from last years Black Eyed Kids stories (more on that in just a moment.) In this Mirror piece, we are presented with this sentence…

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Stone Tape Theory… might it be more to do with light, magnetic fields and the mind?

Stone Tape Theory… might it be more to do with light, magnetic fields and the mind?

Stone Tape Theory… might it be more to do with light, magnetic fields and the mind? What is Stone Tape Theory? Many paranormal investigators talk about the phenomena that is best described as a playback of events gone past. Somehow recorded into the very fabric of the environment and is played back much like a video. This type of haunting occurrence has been dubbed the Stone Tape Theory. To illustrate this, a prime example would…

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Greek Fire Revealed

Greek Fire Revealed

Greek Fire, one of the most curious mysteries of the ancient world, that endures today. Namely for a couple of reasons, firstly its chemical ingredients are unknown, held in secret schools of the day. Which gives us the second reason its sheer destructive ability, utterly devastating.  A liquid fire, similar in effect to the napalm of today, alleged in description of it in action. Greek Fire would adhere to surfaces, ignite and not even water…

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Who is J.G.H. Brown?

Who is J.G.H. Brown?

Your first and most obvious question is most likely who is J.G.H. Brown? and what does he have to do with anything? Two very good questions indeed and if you have an interest in spiritualism and the history of its conception in the United Kingdom. You really should know! but alas his name is virtually unheard of in spiritual history circles and this is to do with the class issue and his status. But what…

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Beasts of the gods that were made of metal.

Beasts of the gods that were made of metal.

Within our mythology there are tales of creatures with what are described as bodies of metal; gods themselves and/or with metal creatures that have the ability to ride over land, sea and air. Gods and figures of history made out of metal. Today these tales are looked upon as merely metaphors that our ancestors used in order to try and describe a purely spiritual experience involving ethereal, mystical beings. Lets take a step back and…

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