Month: May 2013

What Are Scalar Waves?

ScalarWaveCoverWhat is a “scalar wave” exactly? Scalar wave (hereafter SW) is just another name for a “longitudinal” wave. The term “scalar” is sometimes used instead because the hypothetical source of these waves is thought to be a “scalar field” of some kind similar to the Higgs Field for example.

There is nothing particularly controversial about longitudinal waves (hereafter LW) in general. They are a ubiquitous and well-acknowledged phenomenon in nature. Sound waves traveling through the atmosphere (or underwater) are longitudinal; as are plasma waves propagating through space (aka Birkeland currents). Longitudinal waves moving through the Earth’s interior are known as “telluric currents”. They can all be thought of as pressure waves of sorts. (more…)

At Home in the Void: Afterlives and the Quantum Vacuum

 

QuantumFoam1Over time I have become fairly convinced by the scientific evidence that consciousness — in some way — survives bodily death. This isn’t to say that I believe in most of the popular notions surrounding Heaven & Hell, God vs. Satan, and so on. Most of the institutionalized propaganda surrounding these subjects is not to be trusted at all. What should be trusted in arriving at answers to these types of questions are A) your own intuition and extra-rational knowing (not magical thinking), and B) consistent/identifiable patterns of experiential (subjective/anecdotal) and experimental (objective/controlled) evidence that account for a particular phenomenon. While I’ll concede we can never achieve 100% certainty about anything, I will put forward what I consider to be A) empirical evidence of an extra-dimensional existence, and B) a theoretical framework for what makes such a thing possible. (more…)

My Dialogue with David Markham on Open-Source Religion

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* David Markham is a Psychotherapist, editor of The Brockporter Online News Magazine, and a long-time pillar of the Brockport, NY community. This past March Dave was kind enough to pose a number of thought-provoking questions to me over email in response to my video-essay on Open-Source Religion:

David: John your essay about Open- Source religion made me wonder about a couple of phenomena currently observed in the United States: the rise of the “nones” who are people upon survey that say they have no religious identification and affiliation, and the decrease in church attendance. You mention in your essay that “Open-Source Religion integrates horizontally” as compared to “Closed system Religion integrates vertically”. To what extent do you think the availability of the world wide web since the mid 90s and the mushrooming availability of information has contributed to the decrease in influence of organized mainstream religion especially in your generation, the so called “millenials” who no longer have to rely on hierarchial religious institutions for information and interpretation of religious ideas?

John: Quite a lot I would say. If a person is computationally literate, or even semi-literate, the cracks in the wall of established institutions are laid bare for anyone to see on the web. Information that used to be hidden away in libraries and academia, that required huge blocks of time to discover and synthesize, is now a thousand times more streamlined and accessible. This definitely accounts for the acceleration of skepticism in our society, and is reflected in decreased church attendance as you’ve noticed, as well as a rise in economic justice movements like Occupy Wall Street. (more…)

Blue Science’s Matt Pulver: Subquantum Kinetics, Godel’s Theorem, & Electrogravitics

Interview with physicist and consciousness researcher Matt Pulver on the topics of theoretical physics, the sociology of science, and the mystery of consciousness. Matt has assisted Dr. Paul LaViolette in constructing computational models of Subquantum Kinetics: Dr. LaViolette’s open systems approach to microphysics and cosmology. Matt is also the coordinator of Project Camelot’s Blue Science, an undertaking intended to expand public awareness of  censored science. A breakdown of our dialogue can be referenced below: (more…)