Stolen by the State – Why Your Children are Not Safe

When a couple brought their newborn son to a hospital with a fractured arm, Coventry social services were called in on suspicion that the child might have been injured by his parents. Even though there was no indication or evidence of abuse by the parents – merely suspicion, the mother was arrested, handcuffed and detained for nine hours, all the time fearing her child might be taken away. Although not charged with any offence, the couple remain on police bail, preventing them leaving the country. The child was taken by his Irish grandmother to Ireland, where he is being raised by his relatives. Social services are still attempting to obtain an order through the courts for the grandmother to return to England, along with the child. This is just one case study out of thousands of “forced adoption” – a term used by critics of the practice of removing […] Read More

The Super-Rich Don’t Care About Us—And That Will Be Their Downfall

These billionaires get rich on the back of our taxes, but they give nothing in return. The news this week that a bank helped wealthy customers to dodge taxes should not come as a surprise to many. The super-rich have long held some profoundly distorted ideas about the world. They are more than averagely likely to believe their achievements are the product of their superior brains and hard work. They may believe the Selfish Gene rhetoric that those with the best genes rise to the top of the pond, and at the bottom is genetic sludge. They are oblivious to any evidence to the contrary. They have no idea that had they been born on a sink estate they too would have sunk. This is partly because the super-rich are no longer exposed to data and experiences that contradict their worldview. Flitting between their various homes around the world, they know nothing of our lives. […] Read More

Early Rays

BOOK HERALDS COMING ENERGY REVOLUTION Free energy enthusiasts everywhere take hope. The “Revolution” is coming. That, anyway, is what Atlantis Rising contributor and author Jeane Manning asserts in her new book. Just out from Avery, The Coming Energy Revolution(230 pages, trade paper) reports the ground-breaking work of unorthodox inventors and scientists from Nikola Tesla to Floyd Sweet; from Keeley to Pons and Fleischman. “Conventional science says that space is cold and still,” she writes, “and that what energy does exist cannot be put to useful work. The new-energy innovators say that conventional science is wrong, and that new-energy research is being suppressed by a combination of scientific inertia and corporate self-interest.” But the suppression can’t last, she argues, “there are simply too many inventors who are close to new energy breakthroughs.” The book examines technologies from magnets that can redirect the energy of space, to gentler forms of nuclear […] Read More

1994: The Final Secret of Free Energy

Update 1994 By T. E. Bearden Update 15 February 1994 (C) Copyright 1994 by T.E. Bearden INTRODUCTION My associates and I have filed the first patent application on two electrical overunity processes and devices; one similar to what is outlined in “The Final Secret of Free Energy”[1] and an additional variation utilizing, as collectors, standard step-charged capacitors rather than degenerate semiconductor materials. In 60 to 90 days we will have a very enlightening paper (more likely a book) ready on that. We also plan to file several more extremely fundamental overunity patent applications from additional phenomena and mechanisms that we have uncovered. In this paper it is assumed that the reader is familiar with the content of “The Final Secret of Free Energy.” Figure 1 shows the invention schematically, and we briefly summarize it as follows: SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION A method and apparatus for extracting bidirectional EM wave […] Read More

1876: (New) York Against Lankester

A New War Of The Roses Despite the constant recurrence of new discoveries by modern men of science, an exaggerated respect for authority and an established routine among the educated class retard the progress of true knowledge. Facts which, if observed, tested, classified and appreciated, would be of inestimable importance to science, are summarily cast into the despised limbo of supernaturalism. To these conservatives the experience of the past serves neither as an example nor a warning. The overturning of a thousand cherished theories finds our modern philosopher as unprepared for each new scientific revelation as though his predecessor had been infallible from time immemorial. The protoplasmist should, at least, in modesty remember that his past is one vast cemetery of dead theories; a desolate potter’s field wherein exploded hypotheses lie, in ignoble oblivion, like so many executed malefactors, whose names cannot be pronounced by the next of kin […] Read More

A Note On Eliphas Lévi

[To the Editor of “The Theosophist.”] Madam, – Since you have published a posthumous letter of my master and beloved friend, the late Éliphas Lévi, I think it would be agreeable to you to publish, if judged suitable, a few extracts of the many manuscripts in my possession, written expressly for, and given to, me by my ever regretted master. To begin with, I send you “Stray Thoughts on Death and Satan” from his pen. I cannot close this letter without expressing the deep indignation aroused in me by the base diatribes published in the London Spiritualist against your Society and its members. Every honest heart is irritated at such unfair treatment, especially when proceeding from a man of honour as Mr. Harrison (editor of The Spiritualist) who admits in his journal anonymous contributions that are tantamount to libels. With the utmost respect, I remain, Madam, Yours devotedly, – […] Read More

1997: Notes on Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon

By W. T. S. Thackara [Reprinted from Theosophic History (6:8), October 1997, pp. 309-15, with additional material.] Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon: Theosophy and the Emergence of the Western Guru, by Peter Washington, London: Secker & Warburg, 1993; ISBN 0-436-56418-1, notes, bibliography, index, cloth, 480 pages. (1995 American edition subtitled: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America) PETER WASHINGTON is the General Editor of the Everyman Library and the author of several books including Fraud: Literary Theory and the End of English. He is a professor of English and European Literature at Middlesex University and a reviewer and critic for The London Evening Standard and The Independent. Editor’s Comments (Theosophical History, October 1997, pp. 272-3): W. T. S. Thackara’s “Notes on Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon” by Peter Washington is not so much a book review as a remedial essay. When Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon first appeared in […] Read More

Kabalistic Views Of “Spirits”

I beg you to again allow me a little space for the further elucidation of a very important question – that of the “Elementals” “and the “Elementaries.” It is a misfortune that our European languages do not contain a nomenclature expressive of the various grades and conditions of spiritual beings. But surely I cannot be blamed for either the above linguistic deficiency, or because some people do not choose, or are unable, to understand my meaning! I cannot too often repeat that in this matter I claim no originality. My teachings are but the substance of what many Kabalists have said before me, which to-day I mean to prove, with your kind permission. I am accused (1) of “turning somersaults” and jumping from one idea to another. The defendant pleads – not guilty. (2) Of coining not only words but Philosophies out of the depths of my consciousness. Defendant […] Read More

1880: The Number Seven and Our Society

The thoughtful reader must have pondered well over the mysterious import that the number Seven seems to have always had among the ancients, as succinctly epitomized in our June number, as well as the theory of cycles, discussed in the July issue. It was there stated that the German scientists are now giving attention to this manifestation of the numerical harmony and periodicity of the operations of Nature. A series of statistical observations, embracing some centuries of historical events, tend to show that the ancients must have been perfectly aware of this law when constructing their systems of philosophy. In fact, when statistical science shall have been fully perfected, as it seems likely to be, there will be constantly increasing proofs that the evolution of heroes, poets, military chieftains, philosophers, theologians, great merchants, and all other remarkable personages, is as capable of mathematical estimate upon the basis of the […] Read More